On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Single Market, the EESC held a debate about the future of the world's largest trading bloc with Commission Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager. The Single Market is widely considered the EU's greatest achievement, but has also shown its limitations in the face of current crises.
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Tougher legislation to combat greenwashing and built-in obsolescence along with expanded repair services and better product information can help consumers contribute to the green transition, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and European Commission leaders said during an event held on 17 November to commemorate European Consumer Day.
Once again, today we must sadly commemorate those who are sacrificing their lives for democracy. ...
by Alain Coheur, president of the INT section
A post-pandemic industrial strategy to ensure a strong recovery must include civil society, stresses the EESC in a newly adopted report on the draft new EU industrial strategy. It must focus on sustainability and wellbeing, measure social impacts and promote an efficient, accessible healthcare system.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomes the proposed new package of EU cybersecurity measures but points to weaknesses in addressing Europe's huge cyber skills gap. Critical entities also need streamlining, simplification and clearer application guidelines, in the EESC's view.
The COVID-19 crisis has created the conditions for circular products and services to become the norm in Europe, says the EESC. In a recent opinion on the new EU Circular Economy Action Plan, the EESC urges lawmakers to ensure the circular economy finds a place and resources in the overall "greenprint" for Europe's recovery.
Biometric recognition for tracking, surveillance and detecting emotions should have no place in Europe's human-centric approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI), says the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in its response to the European Commission's White Paper on AI, adopted by the EESC plenary on 16 July.
Jetzt haben wir erstmals eine echte Strategie, mit der Europa seine industrielle Souveränität wiedererlangen kann, so der EWSA in seiner jüngst verabschiedeten Stellungnahme zu der vorgeschlagenen neuen Industriestrategie für Europa. Was noch fehlt, ist ein konkreter Aktionsplan mit praktischen kurz-, mittel- und langfristigen Maßnahmen zum Erreichen der Ziele.
The coming years will see new prospects and challenges for European products and services, according to the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Providing innovative, highly specialised products and services with well-recognised and certified key characteristics can boost European competitiveness, says the EESC.
Eine Delegation von Mitgliedern des Europäischen Wirtschafts- und Sozialausschusses (EWSA) besuchte drei finnische Innovationszentren, um sich über mögliche Vorteile und Gefahren
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