Europa 2020

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  • Vedtaget on 26/10/2022 - Bureau decision date: 22/03/2022
    Reference
    ECO/589-EESC-2022-03044
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    EESC opinion: Additional considerations on the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2022
  • Vedtaget on 23/03/2022 - Bureau decision date: 07/12/2021
    Reference
    ECO/573-EESC-2021-06525
    Employers - GR I
    Sweden
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    EESC opinion: Minimum effective taxation of companies
  • Vedtaget on 23/02/2022 - Bureau decision date: 19/10/2021
    Reference
    ECO/569-EESC-2021
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    EESC opinion: Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2022
  • Vedtaget on 19/01/2022 - Bureau decision date: 19/10/2021
    Reference
    ECO/568-EESC-2021
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Slovakia
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2022
  • Vedtaget on 20/10/2021 - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2021
    Reference
    ECO/557-EESC-2021
    Employers - GR I
    Estonia
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2021 (additional opinion)
  • Vedtaget on 20/10/2021 - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2021
    Reference
    ECO/556-EESC-2021
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal

    The EESC strongly believes in the importance of the next Semester cycle as a key instrument for implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

    However, it is still concerned about the lack of clarity in most Member States as regards their National Recovery and Resilience Plan governance systems and the distribution of responsibilities for their implementation.

    The EESC would also draw attention to the need to measure progress in implementation, for which good monitoring indicators are needed; in this connection it welcomes the "Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard" initiative.

    Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for a strong industrial policy to avoid dependence on other economic zones for many products and services.

    The EESC wants to see real action in this respect by Member States, in terms of investment in education, infrastructure and industrial policy to raise employment and boost European industry.

    EESC opinion: Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 (additional opinion)
  • Vedtaget on 24/02/2021 - Bureau decision date: 28/10/2020
    Reference
    ECO/537-EESC-2020-04985-00-00-AC-TRA
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Poland

    The EESC welcomes the fact that the Recovery and Resilience Facility regulation confirms the importance of genuine civil society involvement in the development of national plans and advocates for the establishment of binding conditionality for such consultation. To support economic development the EESC considers the full operation of the Single Market as well as fiscal policies and support measures crucial, while calling for the establishment of new fiscal rules that reflect social and economic realities after the pandemic. New instruments to combat tax evasion, undeclared work and the shadow economy are also called for. The EESC also welcomes the inclusion of the green and digital transitions, but regrets the insufficient attention paid to social issues. Efforts to move rapidly towards a green and digital economy must not result in a further increase in poverty and greater social exclusion. 

    EESC opinion: Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021
  • Vedtaget on 18/09/2020 - Bureau decision date: 21/01/2020
    Reference
    ECO/506-EESC-2020-01-01-00732
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    (Italy
    EESC opinion: Economic governance review 2020
  • Vedtaget on 10/06/2020 - Bureau decision date: 14/05/2020
    Reference
    ECO/519-EESC-2020-02336
    Workers - GR II
    EESC opinion: Postponement of taxation rules due to the COVID-19 crisis
  • Vedtaget on 17/07/2019 - Bureau decision date: 24/01/2019
    Reference
    ECO/492-EESC-2019-01033
    Workers - GR II
    Spain

    The absence of economic and social convergence among Member States and regions is a threat to the political sustainability of the European project and all the benefits it has brought to European citizens. Developing economic and labour market resilience with economic, social, environmental and institutional sustainability should be the principle guiding policies. This will foster upwards convergence and fairness in the transition towards a climate-neutral economy while managing the challenges posed by digitalisation and demographic change.

    EESC opinion: Towards a more resilient and sustainable European economy (own initiative opinion)
    Civil Society Days 2019 - Workshop 6 Economy and democracy labour market resilient and sustainable pathway