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Igangværende (updated on 23/10/2021)
Reference: 
CCMI/180-EESC-2021-02384
Plenarforsamling: 
564 -
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EU is the world's biggest producer of glass with a market share of around one third of total world production. The industry is known for the quality of its products, its capacity for technological innovation and its skilled labour force. The glass industries comprise five sectors covering different glass products, applications and markets: containers, flat glass, glass fibre, special glasses and domestic glass.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Glass in Europe at a crossroads: delivering a greener, energy-efficient industry, while enhancing competitiveness and maintaining quality jobs (own-initiative opinion)

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Agenda - Hearing on Glass in Europe - CCMI/180

Igangværende (updated on 23/10/2021)
Reference: 
SOC/698-EESC-2021
Plenarforsamling: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

This opinion comments on the new EU strategic framework on health and safety at work for the period 2021-2027. The framework sets out the key actions needed to improve workers' health and safety over the coming years and focuses on three objectives: managing change brought by green, digital and demographic transitions as well as changes to the traditional work environment, improving prevention of accidents and illnesses, and increasing preparedness for any potential future crises. The EESC broadly agrees with the vision set out in the strategic framework but proposes also additional measures and initiatives to be integrated in the strategy.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Health & Safety at Work – EU Strategic Framework (2021-2027)

Igangværende (updated on 23/10/2021)
Reference: 
CCMI/181-EESC-2021
Plenarforsamling: 
564 -
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The future of the European automotive industry will be green and digital and green means carbon neutral and circular as clearly stated in the European Green Deal Communication. The Green Deal is the political compass of the European Union Industrial policy for the coming decades even though the number of challenges ahead is huge.

Udvalgets udtalelse: The EU mobility strategy and EU industrial value chains: automotive eco-systems approach (own-initiative opinion)

Igangværende (updated on 23/10/2021)
Reference: 
INT/957-EESC-2021
Plenarforsamling: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

In its opinion, the EESC welcomes the proposal for a Regulation on general product safety (GPSR) as it updates and has the potential to improve the current Directive 2001/95/EC on general product safety (GPSD), especially with regard to the challenges and new developments in markets and technology.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Product Safety Directive / Revision

Igangværende (updated on 23/10/2021)
Reference: 
ECO/556-EESC-2021
Plenarforsamling: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EESC strongly believes in the importance of the next Semester cycle as a key instrument for implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

However, it is still concerned about the lack of clarity in most Member States as regards their National Recovery and Resilience Plan governance systems and the distribution of responsibilities for their implementation.

The EESC would also draw attention to the need to measure progress in implementation, for which good monitoring indicators are needed; in this connection it welcomes the "Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard" initiative.

Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for a strong industrial policy to avoid dependence on other economic zones for many products and services.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 (additional opinion)

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