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Igangværende (updated on 09/10/2019)
Reference: 
NAT/759-EESC-2019-EESC-2019-00097-00-00-NINS-TRA-*lang*.docx
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Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

In this exploratory opinion, prepared at the request of the European Commission, the EESC provides its contribution to how environmental laws could be better supported at EU and national level and suggest ways to enhance the role of civil society in the framework of the EIR process.

Sektionens udtalelse: A more constructive role for civil society in implementing environmental law (Exploratory opinion at the request of the European Commission)

Igangværende (updated on 07/10/2019)
Reference: 
CCMI/169-EESC-2019
Plenarforsamling: 
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Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

Digitalisation is on everyone’s lips, often spoken of as an irresistible force for change. We are told that in its scale, speed and complexity, the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is unlike anything humankind has experienced before. These changes are transforming the nature of work and the individual behaviour of users in Europe without regard for the role and place of the human factor.

Sektionens udtalelse: Ensure inclusive sectoral transition to a digitalised rail industry (own-initiative opinion)

Igangværende (updated on 06/10/2019)
Reference: 
REX/516-EESC-2019
Plenarforsamling: 
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Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

When it comes to development and EU-Africa relations, the EESC consistently emphasised the importance of sustainable development and cooperation based on the rule of law and the respect for human rights. Initiatives focused on trade, investment and business relations with Africa could be welcomed, but not to the detriment of traditional development policies focusing on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). EU and Africa leaders agreed in 2015 at the Valletta summit on migration on setting up the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), as the main instrument of EU external migration policy. The Fund finances the development of border protection capacities, but also long-term development policy projects so as to decrease the likelihood of further migration.

Informationsnote: External aid, investment and trade as instruments to reduce economic migration, with a special focus on Africa (own-initiative opinion)

Igangværende (updated on 05/10/2019)
Reference: 
INT/883-EESC-2019-01356-00-00-AC-TRA
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Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

A major effect of the exponentially increasing productivity is that well-being creation (re-) turns from the production of lower costing quantities into the provision of specialized, certified qualities. In that sense the integrated use-value in the supplied goods and services becomes increasingly an important feature that gradually countervails the emphasis on the exchange value (prices). This development is especially advantageous for European producers: European competitiveness concentrates on the ability to provide specialized, diverse qualities, rather than competing in prices against regions with more extended economies of scale.

Informationsnote: "Use-value" is back: new prospects and challenges for European producers (own-initiative opinion)

Igangværende (updated on 05/10/2019)
Reference: 
NAT/765-EESC-2019

The EESC is currently drafting an opinion that aims to define what "the sustainable economy we need" should look like by exploring new economic models, investment decisions vis-à-vis technological advances as well as novel indicators for growth and competitiveness. 

Informationsnote: The sustainable economy we need (own-initiative opinion)

Igangværende (updated on 24/09/2019)
Reference: 
REX/518-EESC-2019
Plenarforsamling: 
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Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

A system of corporate liability for human rights abuses is currently being negotiated in the UN, within the UNHRC’s open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises concerning human rights (OEIGWG), established by the UN General Assembly on 26 June 2014. The mandate of the working group is to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Informationsnote: Binding UN agreement on business and human rights (own-initiative opinion)

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