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  • Igangværende (updated on 30/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    ECO/645-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    591
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  • Igangværende (updated on 17/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    ECO/639-EESC-2024-00535
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    The European Council of December 2023 discussed the EU enlargement policy, including the stabilisation and association process and next steps in this respect. The enlargement policy will be one of the top priorities for the next coming years. One of the most important aspects of the enlargement process will be the cohesion policy and the structural funds.

    The need for a structural policy to be applied following enlargement is justified both by the external necessity of reducing the gap between the applicant countries and the EU average and by the internal necessity of combating increasing disparities amongst and within accession countries.

  • Vedtaget on 17/01/2024 - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    ECO/633-EESC-2023-04821
    Employers - GR I
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    584
    -
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2024
  • Vedtaget on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    ECO/612-EESC-2023-2023-00848
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    583
    -

    One of the main conclusions of the 8th Cohesion Report is that although cohesion and convergence among regions in the European Union has improved, there are still remaining gaps especially in less developed regions related with their territorial characteristics. EU islands, mountain areas and sparsely populated areas still face many challenges on their growth and income and disparities exist.

    In these regions, there are still a lot of gaps in terms of employment and investment, social exclusion is evident and gender disparities have not diminished.

    EESC opinion: Main challenges faced by EU islands, and mountainous and sparsely populated areas
  • Vedtaget on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Reference
    ECO/626-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Latvia
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    As committed during the negotiations on the long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission has on 20 June 2023 completed its proposal for a next generation of own resources. The package includes a new temporary statistical own resource based on company profits. The Commission  also proposes to adjust the own resources proposals based on the Emissions Trading System (ETS) and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) compared to the original proposals from December 2021.  

    EESC opinion: Next generation of own resources
  • 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 21/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    ECO/622-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    581
    -

    The EESC welcomes the simpler and more transparent economic governance framework, the reduction of the pro-cyclical bias, the improvement in national ownership and strengthened enforcement, the differentiation and more tailored fiscal adjustment path of each Member State, based on a common-risk framework. However, the Committee proposes replacing the requirement obliging any Member State with a budget deficit of over 3% to cut that deficit by an average of 0.5% of GDP annually, and emphasises that the "technical trajectory" should be first in the hands of national governments and, at a second stage, be the result of a technical dialogue with the European Commission In due course. In due time, but by 2026 at the latest, an EU fiscal capacity should be established to meet at least some of the investment needs for common priorities and to allow Member States the fiscal space to meet the fiscal costs of the multiple transitions.

    EESC opinion: New economic governance rules fit for the future
  • Vedtaget on 20/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Reference
    ECO/625-EESC-2023-03172
    Plenary session number
    581
    -

    The EESC has issued key recommendations for the mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027. The Committee calls for a prompt agreement on the MFF revision still this year, to guarantee continued financial backing of Ukraine and financing the EU´s evolving political priorities. However, the EESC criticizes the proposed changes as being too limited and lacking ambition, resembling mere patches. It advocates for long-term strategies centred on fiscal sustainability, efficient resource allocation, and measures to guard against unexpected events. Civil society should be engaged for effective planning and monitoring of MFF programmes.

    EESC opinion: Mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework
  • Vedtaget on 12/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 21/02/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/215-EESC-2023-2023-01246
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    (Sweden
    Plenary session number
    580
    -

    In a geopolitical context of increasing power competition and intensification of threats to the EU and its Member States, EU leaders have identified space as a strategic domain in the Strategic Compass and have called for an EU Space Strategy for security and defence. The European Commission presented on 10 March such strategy aiming to enhancing the resilience and protection of space systems and services in the EU, responding to space threats, enhancing the use of space for security and defence and partnering for responsible behaviours in outer space.

    The preparatory meeting between the rapporteur, the corapporteur and the president of the study group is scheduled for 31 March. The first study group meeting and an expert hearing are scheduled for 3 May and the second study group meeting on 31 May. The document will go to CCMI meeting on 22 June and to EESC plenary on 12-13 July.

    EESC opinion: EU space strategy for security and defence