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Igangværende (updated on 10/07/2020)
Reference: 
ECO/527-EESC-2020
Plenarforsamling: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

Udvalgets udtalelse: Recovery and Resilience Facility and Technical Support Instrument

Igangværende (updated on 09/07/2020)
Reference: 
ECO/523-EESC-2020-2020-02886

Udvalgets udtalelse: Recovery plan for Europe and the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

Igangværende (updated on 10/07/2020)
Reference: 
ECO/528-EESC-2020-02866-00-00-PAC-TRA
Plenarforsamling: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

Udvalgets udtalelse: Renewed InvestEU programme and Solvency Support Instrument

Igangværende (updated on 10/07/2020)
Reference: 
ECO/512-EESC-2020
Plenarforsamling: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The EESC believes that there are well-founded reasons to establish uniform rules within the EU to combat global warming and based on these to embark on international discussions with other trading blocs. Furthermore, the Committee deems that, in the future, it could be useful and necessary to also devise new taxation measures that can supplement the current emissions trading system  and national carbon taxes in order to achieve an effective and symmetrical policy framework to tackle the increasing amount of CO2 emissions.

Sektionens udtalelse: Taxation mechanisms for reducing CO2 emissions

Igangværende (updated on 10/07/2020)
Reference: 
ECO/513-EESC-2020
Plenarforsamling: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

While the recovery after COVID-19 crisis is a top priority, the EESC stresses that this should not steer the EU away from its medium and long-term objectives, as outlined in the European Green Deal, 2020 Sustainable Growth Strategy, and the European Pillar for Social Rights. There is a need for a resilient, technology-driven European economy that is defined by the protection of the environment. The EESC underlines that strategies aimed at enhanced economic sustainability need to be developed around productivity, but they cannot be allowed to happen at the expense of workers' rights and social development. The EESC advocates for re-thinking supply chains, underlines that social aspects should be emphasised, start-ups should be encouraged and that the cornerstone of sustainable economic growth in the EU should be the creation and development of a truly circular economy. Open dialogue with social partners and civil society remains key to setting the economic direction.

Sektionens udtalelse: Enhancing sustainable economic growth across the EU

Igangværende (updated on 10/07/2020)
Reference: 
ECO/509-EESC-2020-2020-00995
Plenarforsamling: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

While acknowledging the progress made by the Commission in taking account of smaller and less complex banking institutions in its recent regulatory measures, the EESC believes it would be useful to further increase the proportionality of banking rules, without sacrificing the effectiveness of prudential rules.

The EESC endorses the recent decision to push back the date for implementing the Basel III accord, and feels that when the time comes, the new provision on capital requirements should be transposed in a way that caters properly for the diversity of banking business models in Europe.

Sektionens udtalelse: Inclusive and sustainable Banking Union

Igangværende (updated on 08/07/2020)
Reference: 
NAT/784-EESC-2020

This EESC opinion will respond to the European Commission's proposal for a regulation on establishing a European Climate Law and it will look into the role of citizens in driving the transformation towards climate neutrality.

Sektionens udtalelse: European Climate Law

Igangværende (updated on 08/07/2020)
Reference: 
NAT/785-EESC-2020

The opinion will provide guidance on how to build on existing structures like citizens' dialogues and assemblies, social dialogue committees in order to structure and mainstream the dialogue with civil society. It will also make recommendations about how to encourage information sharing and public understanding of climate action; how to create real and virtual spaces for exchange on climate and how to build capacity to facilitate grassroots initiatives, among others.

Sektionens udtalelse: European Climate Pact (Exploratory opinion)

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