Opinions

  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    NAT/908-EESC-2023-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    France
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    EESC opinion NAT/908 - Plants produced by new genomic techniques.

    EESC opinion: Plants produced by new genomic techniques
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    NAT/907-EESC-2023-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Hungary
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Revision of the EU waste framework Directive
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023
    Reference
    NAT/906-EESC-2023-01-01
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Soil Health Law
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    NAT/903-EESC-2023-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all developed and developing countries in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

    EESC opinion: EU and Agenda 2030: strengthening the implementation of the SDGs
    EESC contribution to the EU Voluntary Review
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    INT/1034-EESC-2023-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Lithuania
    Employers - GR I
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    The EU retail investment package aims to strengthen the legislative framework to ensure that retail investors are empowered to take more informed investment decisions that better correspond to their needs and objectives, and are adequately protected in the single market by a coherent regulatory framework.

    EESC opinion: Retail investment package
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    INT/1033-EESC-2023-01-01
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    Exploratory opinion requested by the Spanish presidency of the EU on the competitiveness of EU's industry.

    EESC opinion: Competitiveness and Industry
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    INT/1032-EESC-2023-EESC-2023-2810-00-01-AC-TRA
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    The Report on Competition policy, published annually, provides detailed information on the most important policy and legislative initiatives, and on decisions adopted by the European Commission in application of EU competition law during the previous year.

    EESC opinion: Report on Competition Policy 2022
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/03/2023
    Reference
    ECO/620-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Greece
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    Every year in February, the EESC adopts an opinion on Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, which the Commission usually presents at the end of November in the year before. The Committee works under tight deadlines, in anticipation of the referral, to finalise the opinion before the March Council discussion on the topic. To reinforce the Committee's impact throughout the entire European Semester, an own-initiative opinion with additional considerations is regularly produced by October taking into account the overall European Semester, which plays a central role in implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility and is vital in current discussions about the review of the EU macro-economic governance framework.

    EESC opinion: Additional considerations on the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2023
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/03/2023
    Reference
    ECO/619-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Cyprus
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Additional considerations on the Euro area economic policy 2023
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2023
    Reference
    INT/1030-EESC-2023-01-01-01968
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    The Commission is proposing an ambitious revision of the EU pharmaceutical legislation (including a Directive and a Regulation), in order to, inter alia, create a Single Market for medicines, ensure an innovation-friendly framework for research and production and reduce the administrative burden.

    EESC opinion: Pharmaceutical package