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Приети on 11/12/2019
Референтен номер: 
INT/883-EESC-2019-01356-00-00-AC-TRA
Пленарна сесия: 
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Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

This own-initiative opinion refers to what a comprehensive approach to industrial policy should include, in order to reposition European production of goods and services in the global context, on the basis of an eco-social open market model that responds to the tradition and the future of the EU.

Становище на ЕИСК: "Use-value" is back: new prospects and challenges for European products and services (own-initiative opinion)

Приети on 11/12/2019
Референтен номер: 
SOC/616-EESC-2019
Пленарна сесия: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

The opinion presents  the EESC's proposal for the new European Disability  strategy  2020-2030, at a crucial moment in the EU landscape. With a new European Commission, a new European Parliament and a new budget programming period, the timing is perfect to come up with   a Disability Strategy that fully takes into account the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD), the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The opinion tackles various policy areas, drawing attention to the crosscutting character of disability rights.

Становище на ЕИСК: Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030: a contribution from the European Economic and Social Committee (own-initiative opinion)

Приети on 11/12/2019
Референтен номер: 
SOC/583-EESC-2018
Пленарна сесия: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Against a background of rising poverty levels during the crisis, levels that remain high in many Member States, in particular among the unemployed, this own-initiative opinion would address the huge differences in levels of protection under national unemployment insurance systems within the EU.
Possible standards in this respect could be:

  • a minimum standard for the net replacement rate of unemployment benefits;
  • a minimum standard of coverage ratio of unemployed people receiving unemployment payments;
  • a minimum standard for the duration of unemployment benefit entitlement;
  • a right to (re)qualification and training

With the objective of promoting upward social convergence within the EU, the proposal for such standards is a concrete step towards effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights recently announced by the EU institutions in Gothenburg.

Становище на ЕИСК: Common minimum standards in the field of unemployment insurance in EU Member States – a concrete step towards the effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

Приети on 11/12/2019
Референтен номер: 
ECO/494-EESC-2019
Пленарна сесия: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Taxation policies are fundamental for the SDGs as they determine the economic environment in which investment, employment, and innovation take place while providing the government with revenues for financing public spending. Businesses are global drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth, job creation, investment and innovation. Private sector expertise holds the keys to unlocking many of the challenges linked to sustainable development. Tax bases should be as broad as possible allowing tax rates to be as non-distortive as possible.

Становище на ЕИСК: Taxation/private investment and the Sustainable Development Goals - cooperation with the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (own-initiative opinion)

Приети on 30/10/2019
Референтен номер: 
REX/517-EESC-2019
Пленарна сесия: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

Становище на ЕИСК: The role of the EU's trade and investment policies in enhancing the EU's economic performance (own-initiative opinion)

Приети on 30/10/2019
Референтен номер: 
SOC/618-EESC-2019
Пленарна сесия: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The EESC echoes the European Parliament's call to phase out all investor schemes and recommends that until then certain mitigation measures are put in place. Member States should be urged to apply a due diligence process without specific duration restrictions and adapted to the high-risk profile of applicants. A coordination mechanism should allow Member States to exchange information on successful and rejected applications for citizenship and residence permits. All agents and intermediaries providing services to applicants should be subject to anti-money-laundering rules as set out in the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The EU should encourage all agents providing services to applicants to be accredited and subject to a code of conduct. Authorities should maintain primary responsibility for accepting or rejecting applicants. Authorities must also maintain a set of measures to avoid conflicts of interest or bribery risks.

Становище на ЕИСК: Investor Citizenship and Residence Schemes in the European Union

Приети on 30/10/2019
Референтен номер: 
ECO/498-EESC-2019
Пленарна сесия: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

This additional opinion complements and updates the proposals made in the yearly EESC AGS opinion. The EESC welcomes country-specific recommendations focus on investment and underlines that special attention must be paid to productive investments and investment in social infrastructure to prioritise sustainable growth. Next year's cycle should contain more CSRs to combat the existential threat of climate change. Investment would also be needed to enable the implementation of the social pillar to prevent an increase of social, economic, and environmental inequality. Taxation should favour this type of investment.

Становище на ЕИСК: Annual Growth Survey 2019 (additional opinion)

Приети on 30/10/2019
Референтен номер: 
INT/889-EESC-2019-04496-00-00-AC-TRA
Пленарна сесия: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) was created in 2008 by Regulation (EC) No 294/2008. Its mission is to respond to major societal challenges by improving the EU's innovation capabilities and performance. Every seven years, the Commission has to submit a proposal for a Strategic Innovation Programme (SIP) which sets out the priority areas and the long-term strategy for the EIT's action, as well as its financial needs.

Становище на ЕИСК: Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2021-2027

Приети on 30/10/2019
Референтен номер: 
INT/885-EESC-2019
Пленарна сесия: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

Blockchain technology contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), empowers citizens, boosts entrepreneurship and innovation, improves mobility and cross-border opportunities for businesses while enhancing transparency for consumers. However, several challenges still remain to be addressed, in particular the urgent matter of providing legal clarity and certainty and protecting privacy.

Становище на ЕИСК: Blockchain and the EU Single Market: what next? (own-initiative opinion)

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