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  • В процес на изготвяне (updated on 10/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2024
    Референтен номер
    INT/1064-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    592
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    The aim of the opinion is to draw attention to the impact of the non-Schengen status of Bulgaria and Romania and neighbouring EU-countries on the Single Market, to assess the impact of non-Schengen membership on the competitiveness of these countries and the potential costs/benefits of Schengen for them, and to propose recommendations for policy-makers on how to address the negative effects of non-Schengen on the Single Market.

  • Приети on 22/03/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Референтен номер
    NAT/888-EESC-2022-01-01
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Plenary session number
    577
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    EESC opinion: EU strategy on fertilisers
  • Приети on 22/03/2023 - Bureau decision date: 12/07/2022
    Референтен номер
    NAT/874-EESC-2022
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    577
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    EESC opinion: Revision of the EU Action Plan against Wildlife Trafficking
  • On 22 November, participants in the 17th regional seminar of ACP-EU economic and social interest groups adopted a declaration highlighting the potential of the blue economy as a key factor for development in many eastern and southern African countries. The event, hosted by the EESC in Mauritius, was also an opportunity for civil society representatives to call for a greater role for civil society in the negotiation of Economic Partnership Agreements and bilateral Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements (SFPAs) and to acknowledge the role played by African and EU economic and social groups in the development of infrastructure.

  • и предлага допълнителни мерки в областта на комуникацията, свързаността и участието на гражданското общество

  • The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomes the European Commission's proposals regarding its Action Plan on VAT, which aim to modernise the EU Value Added Tax (VAT) system, at the same time calling for some modifications. It asks the Member States to do their utmost to implement the proposed reforms and move towards the definitive VAT system within a reasonable timeframe.

  • 4th Migration Forum

    Effective integration of legal migrants and refugees will benefit Europe's labour markets, plagued by skills and labour shortages. If tackled properly, the migration challenge could be turned into a real opportunity not only for our economies but also for our society as a whole, participants in the European Migration Forum (EMF) concluded last week.

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    7 pages

    On 20 February 2024 in Brussels, the EESC organised a conference on the Housing Crisis in Europe. This publication sets out the participants' assessment of the current state of affairs and their recommendations on how to tackle the current housing crisis.

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    Study
    70 pages

    Recent economic shocks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the energy crisis in Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have brought energy poverty to the forefront of social and political debate. While EU policies increasingly address energy poverty, gender considerations remain overlooked. This study addresses this gap and aims to increase the understanding of the gender-energy poverty nexus, analysing existing literature and EU and national policies.