Opinions

  • připravovaná stanoviska (updated on 19/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/09/2023
    Odkaz
    ECO/631-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    This opinion focuses on the reform and investment measures in the Member States, in particular those based on the Country-Specific Recommendations 2023, and their implementation, in order to assess the effectiveness of these measures and the possibilities for better targeting of proposals, improved implementation and the monitoring and involvement of organised civil society in the procedures. This opinion also looks at issues concerning the ongoing reform of the EU’s economic governance rules, the central objective of which is to strengthen public debt sustainability while promoting sustainable and inclusive growth in all Member States through reforms and investment. Moreover, the opinion continues the previous consultation exercises by examining the state of the implementation of the reforms and investments provided for in the national Recovery and Resilience Plans and which are financially supported by RRF funds.

  • připravovaná stanoviska (updated on 19/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Odkaz
    ECO/630-EESC-2023-04451
    Plenary session number
    586
    -

    At the request of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the EESC is drawing up this opinion to suggest recommendations on how to tackle inequalities, foster upwards social convergence and strengthen social security systems and ensure its long-term affordability, in an EU economic governance framework/European Semester defined around debt sustainability, productive investments and reforms. This opinion is also focusing on the implications of such a framework for the European Semester, and the further strengthening of the social pillar herein. Finally, the opinion also looks at ways of continuing to further develop fiscal instruments that have a stabilising role at the European level, based e.g. on the experience of SURE.

    EESC opinion: Boosting long-term inclusive growth through reforms and investment
  • připravovaná stanoviska (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2024
    Odkaz
    INT/1065-EESC-2024-00975
    Employers - GR I
    Czech Republic
    Plenary session number
    591
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    The European Green Deal set the path for a critical transition related to climate and circularity. The current transformation change concerns all sectors of economy, mainly transport, energy, industry and agriculture. It is critical to ensure a synergetic approach between the goals of the Green Deal and other important EU goals, such as innovation, competitiveness and access to critical raw materials. A better understanding of how the different EU adopted legislative acts interact with each other is needed. Moreover, the Green Deal legislation should also reflect the current economic and political situation in which we are living.

    The own initiative opinion aims at identifying acts and particular measures stemming from the Green Deal that need a recalibration in order to avoid any contradictions, damage to the environment, consumer health and EU competitiveness.

  • připravovaná stanoviska (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Odkaz
    CCMI/228-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Cyprus
    (Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    589
    -
  • připravovaná stanoviska (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Odkaz
    INT/1055-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    The exploratory opinion requested by the Commission will focus on General Purpose AI models and the systems based on these models, their use by institutions, bodies and businesses and the impact they have on economy and society. Its aim is to support the implementation of the Artificial Intelligence Act, in particular as regards General Purpose AI and their governance. It will, more specifically, contribute to the preparation of the codes of practice in relation to General Purpose AI, provide recommendations on the next steps in the field and engage in the global discussions around General Purpose AI and their governance.

  • připravovaná stanoviska (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2024
    Odkaz
    NAT/933-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    590
    -
  • připravovaná stanoviska (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Odkaz
    CCMI/230-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    (Belgium
    Plenary session number
    591
    -
  • připravovaná stanoviska (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2023
    Odkaz
    INT/1028-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    EU competitiveness beyond 2030: looking ahead at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Single Market.

    EESC section opinion: Long-term competitiveness strategy
  • připravovaná stanoviska (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Odkaz
    CCMI/220-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Belgium
    (France
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The EC Communication with title "Towards a more resilient, competitive and sustainable Europe" summarises what has been achieved to promote and build a more resilient, competitive and sustainable economy, protect EU citizens and guarantee their well-being.

    In its opinion, the EESC wishes to put forward its views on the Communication, adopted in connection with the Granada summit, so that its position can be taken into account during preparations for the next European legislative mandate. Given the range of issues addressed in the Communication, the opinion is focussing on four key sectors for the future of European strategic autonomy: the energy sector, the digital sector, the defence sector and the space sector. In its opinion, the EESC makes concrete proposals to highlight the need for a European economic and political power.

  • připravovaná stanoviska (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Odkaz
    REX/582-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    Visa-free travel brings significant benefits for the EU and partners around the globe. It makes travel more convenient and is an important tool to promote people-to-people contacts, tourism, economic development and cultural exchange. The EU currently has a visa-free regime in place with 60 third countries. Under this regime, nationals from these countries can enter the Schengen area for short stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. The EU’s visa-free policy is based on the principle of visa reciprocity.

    The number of travellers between the EU and visa-free non-EU countries in 2019 was 364.8 million. This represents a 7% increase from 2018.

    At the same time, the Commission’s monitoring of the EU’s visa-free regimes, including its reports under the Visa Suspension Mechanism, has shown that visa-free travel can also be the source of significant migration and security challenges.