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Vedtaget on 12/12/2018
Reference: 
CCMI/164-EESC-2018
Plenarforsamling: 
539 -
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

The proposal for a Regulation (COM(2018) 366) is based on Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union: the EU pursues the goal to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples, the EU shall respect its rich cultural and linguistic diversity, and shall ensure that Europe's cultural heritage is safeguarded and enhanced. But there is a clear perception that the number of challenges to face is larger, in particular the competition from online platforms and search engines, the concentration of the sector around a limited number of big players, or the rise of disinformation. With this new programme, the EU Commission wants to offer opportunities for operators to develop technologically and artistically innovative European trans-border initiatives to exchange, co-create, co-produce, and distribute European works. The purpose is also to strengthen the position of EU actors in the EU and global markets.

EESC opinion: Creative Europe

Vedtaget on 12/12/2018
Reference: 
CCMI/160-EESC-2018
Plenarforsamling: 
539 -
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

The bioeconomy encompasses the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed, bio-based products and bioenergy. This includes agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, pulp and paper production, as well as parts of chemical, biotechnological and energy industries. For the purpose of this opinion, research on genomes, cell processes and bioinformatics is not specifically considered.

EESC opinion: Sustainable inclusive bio-economy - new opportunities for European economy (own-initiative opinion)

Vedtaget on 12/12/2018
Reference: 
SOC/574-EESC-2018-02459-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarforsamling: 
539 - Dec 12, 2018

The EESC points out that a non-immigration scenario in Europe would mean among other things that Member States' economies would suffer substantially; demographic challenges would be aggravated; pension systems might become unsustainable; racism and xenophobia would flourish even more than at present. Non-integration bears economic, socio-cultural and political risks and costs. Hence, investment in migrant integration is the best insurance policy against potential future costs, problems and tensions.

EESC opinion: The costs of non-immigration and non-integration

Vedtaget on 12/12/2018
Reference: 
SOC/586-EESC-2018
Plenarforsamling: 
539 -
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

This opinion responds to a request from European Parliament for an exploratory opinion on gender equality in European labour markets, which had put a special emphasis on the pay situation and care obligations.
The opinion considers it necessary to draw up an integrated and ambitious European strategy to tackle systemic and structural obstacles and lead to policies for improving equality between women and men and to help implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights. It reiterates the EESC positions on the gender pay gap and work-life balance and recommends gender neutral pay systems. It pleads to fight gender segregation in education, training and the labour market, in particular of women belonging to vulnerable groups.

EESC opinion: Gender equality in European labour markets (Exploratory opinion from the European Parliament)

Vedtaget on 12/12/2018
Reference: 
INT/872-EESC-2018-04706-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarforsamling: 
539 -
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

This proposal for an amendment of the Council Regulation (EU) 2015/1588 aims to improve the interplay of the future EU funding programmes with State aid rules. It will enable the Commission to make targeted modifications of current State aid rules.

EESC opinion: Application of Articles 107 and 108 TFEU to certain categories of horizontal State aid

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