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Igangværende (updated on 09/03/2022)
Reference: 
CCMI/192-EESC

Already for some time and especially since spring 2021, widespread and abrupt chip shortages have been dragging down industrial output across the EU. Sectors like automotive, consumer electronics, 5G technologies, industrial equipment, and medical devices are severely impacted. The drop comes despite a surge in manufacturers' order books and is seriously hampering the post-COVID economic recovery.

Igangværende (updated on 05/01/2022)
Reference: 
/-EESC-2017-EESC-2017-05706-00-00-PAC-TRA
Plenarforsamling: 
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Dec 06, 2017 Dec 07, 2017

Statute and funding of European political parties and foundations

Vedtaget on 22/09/2022
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INT/982-EESC-2022
Plenarforsamling: 
572 -
Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

This own initiative opinion intends to explore the role of business transfers in the sustainable recovery and growth in European SME sector and how the business transfers could be further promoted and facilitated at the European level. There is a need to accelerate concrete follow-up actions for the promotion of business transfers, which is also one of the action points of the recent EU SME Strategy. It is crucial to raise awareness of the potential that business transfers have to the economic growth and the SME sector.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Business transfers as promoters of sustainable recovery growth in the SME sector

Vedtaget on 21/09/2022
Reference: 
ECO/583-EESC-2022
Plenarforsamling: 
572 -
Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

EESC believes that there is a need to have a clear and structured view of which funds are targeted to tackle climate change and how they are managed. With an approved budget of over EUR 330 billion in the current programming period, cohesion policy is the largest and most important investment tool in Europe. As 30% of both the Cohesion Fund and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will need to be spent on projects for decarbonising our economy, cohesion policy has a crucial role in tackling climate change. Moreover, funds will also be made available under NGEU, as the green transition is one of the main targets of recovery and resilience after COVID-19.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Climate Adjustment Fund financed by Cohesion and NGEU

Vedtaget on 21/09/2022
Reference: 
NAT/859-EESC-2022
Plenarforsamling: 
572 -
Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

Udvalgets udtalelse: Energy and digital transition in rural areas

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Household Internet connection in Europe, Eurostat

Connexion à l'Internet des ménages en Europe, Eurostat

Vedtaget on 21/09/2022
Reference: 
SOC/717-EESC-2022
Plenarforsamling: 
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

The EESC believes that ensuring equal access to energy and the security of energy supply at affordable cost must be an absolute priority for the European Union (EU) and its Member States. It calls for the establishment of a broad and ambitious political coalition to analyse and address energy poverty from a holistic approach with the objective of bringing it to a minimum level by 2030 and eliminating it altogether in the long term. The actions of the coalition should be further developed in an EU Strategy against energy poverty. The EESC urges the EU to promote a common approach to energy poverty that will allow for a tangible and shared understanding of energy poverty and the collection of statistical data, taking into account Member States' differences and particularities.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Tackling energy poverty and the EU's resilience: challenges from an economic and social perspective

Vedtaget on 21/09/2022
Reference: 
INT/994-EESC-2022-2022-02933
Plenarforsamling: 
572 -
Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

In its opinion, the EESC insists on the need to invest in peoples' digital and financial literacy in order to enable consumers to correctly understand their rights and duties relating to financial contracts concluded at a distance, particularly the right to withdrawal from a contract and the right to obtain more information in a pre-contractual phase. The EESC also states that a balanced approach between the digital and the "brick and mortar" experience is crucial. In this respect, the EESC calls for the right to ask for "human intervention" in financial services at a distance to be guaranteed.

 

Udvalgets udtalelse: Financial services contracts

Vedtaget on 21/09/2022
Reference: 
INT/979-EESC-2022
Plenarforsamling: 
572 -
Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

This opinion will assess the chances and challenges that SMEs face due to the green transition and will call the EU and the Member States to provide them with a favourable business environment, proper funding and support measures.

Udvalgets udtalelse: SMEs, social economy enterprises, crafts and liberal professions Fit for 55

Vedtaget on 21/09/2022
Reference: 
ECO/591-EESC-2022
Plenarforsamling: 
572 -
Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

Crypto-assets are a digital representation of value or rights which may be transferred and stored electronically, using distributed ledger technology or similar technology (e.g. blockhain). They are neither issued nor guaranteed by a central bank or public authority, and can be used as a means of exchange and/or for investment purposes and/or to access a good or service. A wide range of crypto-assets exist, encompassing different features and functions, hence presenting different challenges and risks.

Udvalgets udtalelse: Crypto Assets – Challenges and opportunities

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