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Vedtaget on 27/01/2021
Reference: 
SOC/649-EESC-2020
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Jan 27, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

In this opinion, the EESC stresses that the EU needs to strike the right balance between effective and realistic migration management that is humane and sustainable, while ensuring security and control of its external borders. It must send a clear message that migration can be better managed collectively. It notes that the proposals accompanying the PMA are important but insufficient for the development of the common European framework for migration management, which would be both effective and in line with the EU's values and objectives.

Udvalgets udtalelse: A New Pact on Migration and Asylum

Vedtaget on 27/01/2021
Reference: 
NAT/803-EESC-2020
Plenarforsamling: 
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Jan 27, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

The Commission aims for more ambitious 2030 emissions reduction targets, both in the EU and internationally. President von der Leyen wants the EU to lead international negotiations to raise the ambition of other major emitters by 2021, and has pledged to put forward a comprehensive, responsible plan to increase the European Union's emissions reduction target for 2030, from 40 % towards 55 %. The plan should ensure a level playing field and stimulate innovation, competitiveness and jobs, based on social, economic and environmental impact assessments.

The 2030 climate plan Communication, adopted on 17th September 2020, sets out the proposed targets, as well as potential implications for the overall regulatory and enabling framework. It describes the overall architecture of policy measures to be put in place to achieve that target.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Stepping up Europe's Climate Ambition (Communication)

Vedtaget on 27/01/2021
Reference: 
NAT/808-EESC-2020-04962
Plenarforsamling: 
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Jan 27, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

Udvalgets udtalelse: Application of the Aarhus Convention - Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

Vedtaget on 27/01/2021
Reference: 
TEN/717-EESC-2020
Plenarforsamling: 
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Jan 27, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

The European Economic and social Committee (EESC) supports the Commission's intention as set out in its Communication: integration of the electricity system with the heat and transport system is vital to reach the goals of climate neutrality, security of energy supply, including reduction of energy imports, and the goal of affordable prices for Europe's consumers and the European economy.

Udvalgets udtalelse: EU Strategy for Energy System Integration

Vedtaget on 27/01/2021
Reference: 
TEN/718-EESC-2020
Plenarforsamling: 
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Jan 27, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

The EESC considers that the European Union must overcome the COVID-19 crisis by building a new model for society, one which will make our economies more green, just and resistant to future shocks. European recovery funds must enable businesses, innovators, workers and investors to affirm their role as world leaders in the expanding clean energy markets.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Hydrogen strategy (Communication)