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Vedtaget on 30/10/2019
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CCMI/169-EESC-2019
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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.

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

Vedtaget on 30/10/2019
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INT/887-EESC-2019
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Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

AI systems must comply with existing legislation. It is important to identify which challenges can be met by means of codes of ethics, self-regulation and voluntary commitments and which need to be tackled by regulation and legislation supported by oversight and, in the event of non-compliance, penalties.

Vedtaget on 30/10/2019
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INT/889-EESC-2019-04496-00-00-AC-TRA
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Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) was created in 2008 by Regulation (EC) No 294/2008. Its mission is to respond to major societal challenges by improving the EU's innovation capabilities and performance. Every seven years, the Commission has to submit a proposal for a Strategic Innovation Programme (SIP) which sets out the priority areas and the long-term strategy for the EIT's action, as well as its financial needs.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2021-2027

Vedtaget on 30/10/2019
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ECO/496-EESC-2019-02530
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Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The EESC supports the Commission's aim of ensuring equal treatment, for VAT purposes, for armed forces of Member States working together within an EU framework and NATO armed forces employed in the EU, which already benefit from VAT exemption. The Committee suggests that different national tax authorities should have one system under which the new exemptions are implemented.

Udvalgets udtalelse: VAT and excise duty exemption for defence efforts

Vedtaget on 26/09/2019
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TEN/694-EESC-2019
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The EESC welcomes the proposal to use the passerelle clauses to establish a qualified majority in the Council and a co-decision system with the European Parliament. In this new set-up, the EESC could play an important role in supporting the trilogue and should be involved.

Udvalgets udtalelse: New institutional framework for energy and climate policy by 2025

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