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  • Adopted on 19/10/2016 - Bureau decision date: 21/01/2016
    Odkaz
    NAT/680-EESC-2016-01-01-01870-00-00-ac-tra
    Workers - GR II
    Germany

    Over recent years, there has been a shift in bargaining power in the food supply chain, mostly to the advantage of the retail sector and some transnational companies and to the detriment of suppliers, in particular primary producers. The concentration of bargaining power has led to the abuse of positions of dominance causing weaker operators to become increasingly vulnerable to Unfair Trading Practices (UTPs). The opinion takes stock of the impact of UTPs, stresses the difficult position of the most vulnerable actors along the chain and calls for action at EU level to stop UTPs and promote a fairer food supply chain.

    EESC opinion: Promoting a fairer agro-food supply chain
  • Adopted on 09/12/2015
    Odkaz
    ECO/383-EESC-2015-02961-00-01-ac-tra
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    512
    -

    The EESC expresses its support for the Commission in combating the erosion of Member States' tax bases and unfair tax competition. The Committee in this context endorses the introduction of a CCCTB and is also pleased that the Commission has published a list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. The EESC goes even further and proposes that EU rules should include sanctions for companies that continue to run their business through tax havens.

    Slideshow DG TAXUD – A Fair and Efficient Corporate Taxation
  • Adopted on 11/07/2013
    Odkaz
    INT/683-EESC-2013-01-01-1697
    Employers - GR I
    Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    491
    -
  • Adopted on 07/12/2011
    Odkaz
    INT/594-EESC-2011-01-01-1850
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    476
    -
  • Adopted on 18/03/2010
    Odkaz
    INT/507-EESC-2010-444
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    -
  • Reference number
    4/2023

    On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Single Market, the EESC held a debate about the future of the world's largest trading bloc with Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager. The Single Market is widely considered the EU's greatest achievement, but has also shown its limitations in the face of current crises. 

  • On 14 March, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) and the Global Competition Law Centre of the College of Europe organised an online conference on Competition Policy and Social Sustainability to continue the debate on how joint sustainability initiatives can be compatible with competition law.

  • The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) firmly believes that infringements of human rights can be better prevented when there is an internationally agreed binding standard implemented and protected by states. Therefore, in an opinion adopted at its December plenary session, the EESC supports the United Nations Human Rights Council initiative to adopt a binding UN treaty to regulate businesses activities, including sanctions in case of violation of international human rights law.

  • Reference number
    25/2019

    Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, declared at the May plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) that "the Commission has been pushing for digital taxation because we need a global solution; it's unacceptable that some companies pay taxes and others don't". Read more..

  • Reference number
    37/2018

    The European economy loses over 2% of productivity per year due to a mismatch of skills, according to a recent study commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee. This means a loss of 80 eurocents for each hour of work. The situation will get even worse in the future due to demographic trends and ongoing technological developments, if no reforms are undertaken.