Opinions

  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024)
    Reference
    ECO/637-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    Already in 2018 the European Commission has proposed a Regulation on a mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context for the programming period 2021-2027. At the time, the EESC has adopted its opinion on 19 September 2018, and the European Parliament adopted its first-reading position on the proposal in February 2019. However, the Council's working party on structural measures decided to cease work on the proposal in May 2021. In October 2022, to break the impasse and take the lead on this issue, the EP's Committee on Regional Development started drawing up a legislative-initiative report, calling on the Commission to present a new legislative proposal. The EP voted the report at its September 2023 plenary session.

  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/221-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Croatia
    (Germany
    Plenary session number
    586
    -

    On 24 October 2023 the European Commission adopted a set of actions to better prevent and mitigate critical medicine shortages in the EU. Recent critical shortages, including of certain antibiotics last winter, show that continued coordinated action is needed to address supply challenges and to make Europe's medicine supply chains more resilient in the long run. The main objective of the Communication is to prevent and mitigate critical shortages at EU level, focusing in particular on the most critical medicines, for which security of supply in the EU must be ensured at all times.

  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    NAT/918-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    EESC opinion NAT/918 - Revision of the animal welfare legislation

  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    TEN/825-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    586
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 20/01/2022
    Reference
    NAT/858-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Czech Republic

    The aim of the opinion is to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of both conventional and organic farming in order to identify the policy levers that are most effective and most likely to attain food sufficiency in EU Member States, while ensuring the transition to more sustainable food systems.

    Information memo: Sustainable food in the EU during the crisis on the basis of the new CAP: the contribution of conventional and organic farming to ensuring sustainable food sufficiency in EU Member States
  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 14/12/2023
    Reference
    TEN/830-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Reference
    REX/581-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Employers - GR I
    Croatia
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) was asked by the Commission to produce an opinion on the new plan. It aims to look at the plan from the civil society perspective and explore means of concrete inclusion of social partners and civil society organisations in its implementation.

  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    INT/1053-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    The general objective of the 2014-2020 Consumer Programme was to ensure a high level of consumer protection, to empower consumers and to place the consumer at the heart of the internal market, within the framework of an overall EU strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    CCMI/228-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Cyprus
    (Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    ECO/645-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    591
    -