Opinions

  • Vedtaget on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    INT/1034-EESC-2023-02682-00-00-AC-TRA
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Lithuania
    Employers - GR I
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    582
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    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
  • Vedtaget on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    INT/1033-EESC-2023-02448-00-00-ac-tra
    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
  • Vedtaget on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    INT/1032-EESC-2023-02810-00-01-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
  • Vedtaget 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
  • Vedtaget 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
  • Vedtaget on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2023
    Reference
    INT/1030-EESC-2023-01968-00-00-AC-TRA
    Civil Society Organisations - 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
  • Vedtaget on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/209-EESC-2023
    (Hungary
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    The opinion will provide few but meaningful and concrete recommendations, reflecting the contributions made in the sections' and CCMI own-initiative opinions addressing the Blue Deal from their respective perspectives.

    EESC opinion: Umbrella Opinion "A call for an EU Blue Deal"
  • Vedtaget on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    SOC/769-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Latvia
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    The EESC calls for an action plan to properly implement the European Skills Agenda and its twelve proposed actions. Significant political efforts and systemic reforms in education and training and smart investments in human capital are needed to tackle skills-related challenges. Social partners, education providers and civil society organisations should work more together to design skills strategies that best respond to the needs of the labour market and society in general. The EESC points at the importance of improving EU and Member State initiatives regarding employee training in the workplace and creating the right incentives for employers to continue investing in the training of their workforce, with the involvement of social partners.

    EESC opinion: The impact of education on wages and labour productivity
  • Vedtaget on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    INT/1024-EESC-2023-00998-00-00-ac-tra
    Employers - GR I
    Finland
    Plenary session number
    582
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    Improving Micro Small and Medium Enterprises’ (MSMEs) financial resilience is crucial to avoid unnecessary bankruptcies, loss of jobs and mitigate the impact of the past, ongoing and future crisis.

    EESC opinion: Strengthening MSMEs’ financial resilience and promoting second chance for entrepreneurs
  • Vedtaget on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    INT/1020-EESC-2023-01160-00-00-AC-TRA
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    Europea Economic and Social Committee's opinion on Modern Business Responsibility – Avenues for Elevating MSMEs Ability for Successful Transformation (own-initiative opinion).

    EESC opinion: Modern Business Responsibility – Avenues for Elevating MSMEs Ability for Successful Transformation