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Vedtaget on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
NAT/794-EESC-2020
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

Udvalgets udtalelse: Digitalisation and Sustainability – status quo and need for action in civil society perspective (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Vedtaget on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
TEN/706-EESC-2020
Plenarforsamling: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

Udvalgets udtalelse: Between a trans-European super grid and local energy islands – the right mix of decentralised solutions and centralised structures for an economically, socially and ecologically sustainable energy transition

Vedtaget on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
TEN/709-EESC-2020
Plenarforsamling: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

Aviation is one of the sectors most badly affected by the Corona crisis and the EU Member States are willing to assist all economic sectors in the recovery process. Nonetheless, it is unlikely that global economic activities will regain pre-Corona levels in the near future. For this reason, the EESC calls upon the Commission to develop a comprehensive road map for the recovery of the entire European aviation sector; such an action plan should include dedicated resources to support all sub-sectors and their workforce.

Udvalgets udtalelse: The future of EU air transport in and after the Corona crisis

Vedtaget on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
REX/532-EESC-2020
Plenarforsamling: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

Key points

Global supply chains (GSC) are key and complex in economic activities across the world and in global trade. Economic growth, job creation and entrepreneurship are also contested by evidence of negative implications for working conditions as well as for sustainability in some supply chains.

The COVID-19 crisis has unveiled the serious downfalls related to highly fragmented and undiversified supply chains. It exposed the vulnerability of workers' health and safety, and it highlighted violations of human rights. Trade will have to play a key role in promoting a sustainable economic recovery. However, stronger instruments need to deliver on a socially and environmentally responsible business, trade and investment agenda.

GSC need to become more resilient, diversified and responsible, and ambitious actions need to ensure they contribute to a fairer economic and social model, based on sustainability and decent work.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Sustainable supply chains and decent work in international trade (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Vedtaget on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
SOC/632-EESC-2020
Plenarforsamling: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

This exploratory opinion was requested by the European Parliament with a view to a forthcoming Commission initiative on fair minimum wages. The question of Decent minimum wages across Europe is a complex and sensitive issue. It is important that any EU action is based on accurate analysis and understanding of the situation and sensitivities in the Member States and fully respects the social partners' role and autonomy, as well as the different industrial relations models.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Decent minimum wages across Europe

Vedtaget on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
ECO/514-EESC-2020
Plenarforsamling: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

The forthcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU (Germany), aims to further discuss and analyze the policy objective 1 under the Common Provisions Regulation for cohesion policy that refers to '' a smarter Europe by promoting innovative and smart economic transformation''. In this context, the Presidency has asked the EESC to provide an opinion on how the structural measures and cohesion policy programmes can help in this process. The Presidency plans to present the key findings of this discussion in a High-level conference that will take place on 29th of September where also the opinion of EESC will be discussed. 

Udvalgets udtalelse: The role of EU structural and cohesion policy in driving forward the transformation of the economy in an innovative and smart manner (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Vedtaget on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
INT/823-EESC-2017-01768
Plenarforsamling: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

The Commission's decision to create a Digital Single Market (to remove virtual borders, boost digital connectivity, and make it easier for consumers to access cross-border online content) is therefore a welcome move. But what does it mean for SMEs in practice? How will this affect their day-to-day running? And, given the lessons learnt from previous rapid changes, how do we make an "inclusive" success of the Digital Single Market?

Udvalgets udtalelse: The digital single market - trends and opportunities for SMEs (own-initiative opinion)

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