Opinions with Employers' Group members as rapporteur/co-rapporteur/rapporteur-general

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in Erarbeitung (updated on 23/09/2020)
Referenz: 
INT/902-EESC

The aim of this opinion is to promote European legislation on circular public procurement, through convergence between the main purpose of the contract and environmental protection, greater attention to small and micro-enterprises, local production and the protection of social rights. This can be achieved by looking for and favouring solutions with a lower impact on the environment throughout their lifespan.

in Erarbeitung (updated on 23/09/2020)
Referenz: 
REX/527-EESC-2020
Plenartagung: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020
  • The common foundation of any EU political engagement leading to an equal development partnership with Africa shall be based on a multidimensional approach, articulating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the respect of Universal Human Rights (UHRs) - including fundamental rights, the right to a healthy environment and the freedom to conduct a business.
  • The EESC advocates promoting a decent life and good prospects, creating a middle class and supporting equal partnerships by strengthening sustainable social-liberal democratic structures in Africa.
  • The EESC highlights that the EU strategy on Africa must focus on Development and welcomes the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
  • The EESC reiterates the important role of organised civil society in the up-coming ACP-EU Partnership Agreement.

    Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: EU and Africa: Making an equal development partnership a reality based on sustainability and common values (own-initiative opinion)

    in Erarbeitung (updated on 22/09/2020)
    Referenz: 
    REX/528-EESC-2020
    Plenartagung: 
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    Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

    On 5 February 2020, the European Commission published its Communication Enhancing the accession process – A credible EU perspective for the Western Balkans, proposing a new methodology for candidate countries of the Western Balkans with the objective to render the accession process more coherent, respond to concerns of certain Member States expressed in October 2019 and enable the enlargement process to continue.

    Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Contribution of civil society to the Green Agenda and sustainable development of the Western Balkans as part of the EU accession process (own-initiative opinion)

    in Erarbeitung (updated on 22/09/2020)
    Referenz: 
    NAT/794-EESC-2020
    Plenartagung: 
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    Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

    Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Digitalisation and Sustainability – status quo and need for action in civil society perspective (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

    in Erarbeitung (updated on 22/09/2020)
    Referenz: 
    NAT/798-EESC
    Plenartagung: 
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    Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

    The revamped Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) is a tool through which the EU supports, coordinates and supplements actions of EU Member States in the field of civil protection in order to prevent, prepare and respond to natural and man-made disasters within and outside the EU. The new proposal aims to strengthen the UCPM to ensure that the EU and its Member States are better prepared to respond to large-scale emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

    in Erarbeitung (updated on 22/09/2020)
    Referenz: 
    INT/912-EESC-2020
    Plenartagung: 
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    Dez 02, 2020 Dez 03, 2020

    The report provides a general outline of the measures adopted by the European Commission in the field of competition policy in 2019.

    Informationsvermerk: Annual competition policy report 2019

    in Erarbeitung (updated on 19/02/2020)
    Referenz: 
    CCMI/170-EESC-2019

    The INT section is currently preparing an opinion on the Commission's Communication "Building Trust in Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence" COM(2019)168. The Commission considers that in order to achieve ‘trustworthy AI’, three components are necessary: (1) it should comply with the law, (2) it should fulfil ethical principles and (3) it should be robust. Based on these three components and the European values, the guidelines identify seven key requirements that AI applications should respect to be considered trustworthy. The guidelines also include an assessment list to help check whether these requirements are fulfilled. The CCMI previous experience on the automotive sector is a solid asset to produce a supplementary opinion on this particular Automotive Sector.

    Stellungnahme der Fachgruppe: Artificial intelligence in the automotive sector (supplementary opinion)

    verabschiedet on 18/09/2020
    Referenz: 
    TEN/707-EESC-2020
    Plenartagung: 
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    Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

    The health, economic and social crisis of COVID-19 has intensified the severity of the affordable housing crisis that Member States have been facing for years, particularly for homeless people, overcrowded households, residents of working class neighbourhoods and seasonal workers and immigrants – victims of housing conditions that have directly affected the infection rate in society. Although housing policy remains the competence of the Member States, the shortage of decent and affordable housing in the European Union requires a European action plan on housing that includes a comprehensive set of measures, which are easy for people to understand, to help Member States, regions and cities in Europe to sustainably boost the supply of social and affordable housing and effectively combat homelessness.

    Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Universal access to housing that is decent, sustainable and affordable over the long term

    verabschiedet on 18/09/2020
    Referenz: 
    TEN/709-EESC-2020
    Plenartagung: 
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    Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

    Aviation is one of the sectors most badly affected by the Corona crisis and the EU Member States are willing to assist all economic sectors in the recovery process. Nonetheless, it is unlikely that global economic activities will regain pre-Corona levels in the near future. For this reason, the EESC calls upon the Commission to develop a comprehensive road map for the recovery of the entire European aviation sector; such an action plan should include dedicated resources to support all sub-sectors and their workforce.

    Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: The future of EU air transport in and after the Corona crisis

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