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verabschiedet on 26/09/2019
Referenz: 
REX/520-EESC-2019
Plenartagung: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

2019 is the year we are celebrating the ten-year anniversary of a real and living partnership – the Eastern Partnership (EaP). Over the last decade this partnership has gone through its share of difficulties. Yet, it not only endured - it developed, matured and delivered beyond what we foresaw at the beginning.

Thus after 10 years of EaP policy, it is crucial to properly evaluate the achievements and aims and reflect on the next possible steps. It is important to ensure that EaP policy connects countries and people and covers a broad area of issues, including supporting civil society, pluralism and independent media, as well as ensuring gender equality and non-discrimination. As it is likely that the policy will change its course from a one-size-fits-all to a tailor-made approach, it will be crucial to ensure that those wanting to get closer to the EU have this opportunity, adapted to their ambitions and pace.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: 10 years of Eastern Partnership: reflecting on achievements and shaping the future policy of the EaP

verabschiedet on 26/09/2019
Referenz: 
TEN/694-EESC-2019
Plenartagung: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The EESC welcomes the proposal to use the passerelle clauses to establish a qualified majority in the Council and a co-decision system with the European Parliament. In this new set-up, the EESC could play an important role in supporting the trilogue and should be involved.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: New institutional framework for energy and climate policy by 2025

verabschiedet on 25/09/2019
Referenz: 
SOC/615-EESC-2019-01355
Plenartagung: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The EESC notes that the Global Compact is a non-binding instrument that does not create new obligations for EU Member States and its content is fully in line with the principles and values of the European Union, most notably Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union, which includes – as its main values – respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. The EESC therefore regrets the fact that the Compact has not been approved by all Member States and recommends that the EU clarify and build on the Compact's objectives using appropriate mechanisms.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Implementation of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration based on EU values (own-initiative opinion)

verabschiedet on 25/09/2019
Referenz: 
INT/888-EESC-2019-03042-00-01-AC-TRA
Plenartagung: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

With this opinion the EESC wishes to highlight the scale of Dieselgate and regrets that the Commission was not able to anticipate these events by means of effective measures from the outset. The EESC further considers that the solution put forward in this proposal should not be limited to dealing with an issue of form, without genuinely serving the applicants' interests. Lastly the EESC also fears that, by empowering the Commission to issue delegated acts under the terms it sets out, the proposal would undermine not only the effectiveness of the legislation but also the intentions of the legislator when establishing these delegated act.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Motor vehicles - emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles - repair and maintenance information (amendment)

verabschiedet on 25/09/2019
Referenz: 
SOC/614-EESC-2019
Plenartagung: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: The European Pillar of Social Rights – evaluation of the initial implementation and recommendations for the future (own-initiative opinion)

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