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

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verabschiedet on 27/04/2021
Referenz: 
INT/922-EESC-2020
Plenartagung: 
560 -
Apr 27, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

In its opinion, the EESC calls for physical and digital completion of the internal market to be on an equal footing and for a high level of consumer protection to be achieved. It calls for greater durability of goods, access to sustainable products, a clean, circular, more climate-friendly economy and efficient use of products, as well as combating of planned obsolescence and the right to repair goods and products.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: A new consumer agenda

verabschiedet on 27/04/2021
Referenz: 
INT/928-EESC-2021
Plenartagung: 
560 -
Apr 27, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

The Digital Markets Act addresses the negative consequences arising from certain behaviours by platforms acting as digital “gatekeepers” to the single market.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Digital Markets Act

verabschiedet on 27/04/2021
Referenz: 
SOC/661-EESC-2020
Plenartagung: 
560 -
Apr 27, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

The EESC stresses the crucial importance of having effective training systems and the ability to anticipate skills needs at a time of profound upheavals due to the COVID-19 crisis. The EESC considers the social partners to be effective players in designing and managing training systems. They are very well placed to measure the skills needs of the labour market and must systematically play a major role in the development of qualifications and their content.

The EESC recommends drawing up national strategic agreements on vocational training and guidance, on the basis of negotiations between the authorities and the social partners, involving vocational education and training stakeholders.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Vocational training: the effectiveness of systems to anticipate and match skills and labour market needs and the role of social partners and different stakeholders

verabschiedet on 24/03/2021
Referenz: 
INT/920-EESC-2020
Plenartagung: 
559 -
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

The EESC shares the Commission's view on the strategic importance of payments and that further work is needed to enable payment transactions within the single market using new home-grown, pan-European payment solutions. It also supports the view that the Commission should act as a political catalyst, whilst it is the private sector that should design the innovative digital payment solutions. The EESC believes that relevant market players should be subject to appropriate legislation, supervision and oversight, ensuring a level playing field among those offering the same services and activities.

 

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Retail payments for the EU (Communication)

verabschiedet on 24/03/2021
Referenz: 
INT/918-EESC-2020
Plenartagung: 
559 -
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

On 9 September 2020, the European Commission adopted its first annual Strategic Foresight Report, presenting Commission’s strategy to integrate strategic foresight into EU policy-making. Strategic foresight aims to identify emerging challenges and opportunities to better steer the European Union's strategic choices and to inform major policy initiatives. It will support the Commission in designing future-proof policies and legislation that serves both the current needs and longer-term aspirations of European citizens.

 

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Strategic foresight

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