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  • Adopted on 27/04/2021 - Bureau decision date: 01/12/2020
    Reference
    INT/931-EESC-2020-01-01-05898-00-00-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    France

    The EESC welcomes the proposed regulatory initiative, which will have an indirect positive impact as it simplifies and speeds up cross-border judicial procedures and cooperation, and will also contribute to improving the functioning of the single market. It is worth noting that e-CODEX is not limited to e-justice. In anticipation of the future, the EESC recommends including a provision to open up the possibility of other uses by other public administrations, including for example the transfer of e-health records.

    EESC opinion: e-CODEX
  • Adopted on 18/09/2020 - Bureau decision date: 20/02/2020
    Reference
    ECO/510-EESC-2020-01-01-2020-00997
    Workers - GR II
    Spain

    The EESC proposes launching a European pact to effectively combat tax fraud, evasion and avoidance and money laundering. The Committee calls on the European Commission to promote a political initiative involving national governments and the other European institutions in achieving this goal, fostering the consensus needed for this and involving civil society. Cooperation between Member States should be the main pillar of the pact. The Committee urges the European institutions and the Member States to provide the financial and human resources required for the effective implementation of existing European legislation and to agree on a commitment to adopt all necessary new legislative and administrative measures to effectively combat tax offences and bad practices, money laundering and the activities of tax havens. This requires permanent evaluation of the outcome of implementing each measure.

    EESC opinion: Combat tax fraud, tax avoidance and money laundering
    Slideshow used by DG FISMA at the study group meeting ECO/510 on 8 June 2020
  • Adopted on 11/07/2018 - Bureau decision date: 22/05/2018
    Reference
    SOC/595-EESC-2018-02736-00-00-AC-TRA
    (Romania

    Le CESE estime que la directive devrait présenter un meilleur équilibre entre les droits fondamentaux des personnes et la nécessité de garantir une meilleure application de la législation touchant à la lutte contre la criminalité et à sa répression.

    Le CESE formule un certain nombre de recommandations concrètes, portant notamment sur les points suivants:

    EESC opinion: Rules facilitating the use of financial and other information in criminal cases
  • Adopted on 18/01/2018 - Bureau decision date: 19/09/2017
    Reference
    INT/831-EESC-2017-01-01-04514-00-01-AC-TRA
    (Romania

    With this opinion the EESC welcomes the Commission's initiative to prioritise the fight against cybercrime, as it aims to protect Europeans and businesses from cybercrime networks, and includes measures to boost confidence in the use of electronic payment instruments. The EESC is of the view that the benefits of digitisation must be flanked by mechanisms able to meet the accompanying challenges, so that the European economy and Europeans can enjoy the information society to the full. For the EESC it is important to establish deterrents and mechanisms to inform the public about the modus operandi of offenders as well, through awareness-raising campaigns conducted by law enforcement authorities in the Member States.

    EESC opinion: Fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of payment
  • Adopted on 25/01/2017 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2016
    Reference
    SOC/549-EESC-2016-01-01-05280-00-00-ac
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    EESC opinion: Decisions in matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility and international child abduction (recast)
  • Adopted on 29/04/2014
    Reference
    SOC/504-EESC-2014-01-01-1449
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Latvia
    Plenary session number
    498
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  • Adopted on 25/03/2014
    Reference
    SOC/498-EESC-2014-01-01-347
    Workers - GR II
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    497
    -
  • Adopted on 26/02/2014
    Reference
    INT/722-EESC-2013-01-01-07000-00-00-AC-TRA
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    496
    -
  • Adopted on 21/01/2014
    Reference
    SOC/497-EESC-2013-01-01-6166
    Employers - GR I
    United Kingdom
    Plenary session number
    495
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  • Adopted on 21/01/2014
    Reference
    SOC/480-EESC-2013-01-01-2138
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    495
    -

    Five years into the economic and financial crisis which spread from the United States to engulf Europe, it is all the more necessary to carry out a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the shadow economy and undeclared work in the European Union. The EESC calls for the fight against the shadow economy also to look beyond EU borders and for corporate social responsibility to be applied where minimum decent working standards are lacking in third countries subcontracting for EU companies.