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Opinion
verabschiedet on 15/07/2020
Referenz: 
ECO/523-EESC-2020-02886-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenartagung: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The EESC strongly supports the Commission's proposal – Next Generation EU – as a specific tool for a quick and effective recovery.

The EESC takes a very positive view of the Commission's two main decisions:

  1. to introduce an extraordinary financial recovery instrument as part of the multiannual financial framework
  2. to raise common debt, which will be repaid over a long period of time, and prevent the extraordinary financial burden from falling directly on the Member States in the short run.

The EESC strongly welcomes the fact that the newly proposed instrument should be closely coordinated with the European Semester process, and furthermore welcomes the Commission's proposal to introduce additional genuine own resources based on different taxes (revenues from the EU Emissions Trading System, digital taxation, large companies' revenues).

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Recovery plan for Europe and the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

Opinion
verabschiedet on 26/09/2019
Referenz: 
SOC/623-EESC-2019

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Summary of the costs and benefits of Investments in occupational safety and health (OSH) (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

Opinion
verabschiedet on 21/03/2019
Referenz: 
INT/874-EESC-2019

The own-initiative opinion presents the EESC’s views on the gaps in the current system and indicates potential measures for a European wide push for digital up-skilling of health and care workers, and also for policies that prevent further digital divides by addressing skill gaps in the population at large. This own-initiative opinion is in part a follow-up to the own-initiative opinion entitled "Towards digital health".

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Digital health literacy (own initiative opinion)

Opinion
verabschiedet on 19/09/2018
Referenz: 
SOC/591-EESC-2018-02158-00-00-AC-TRA

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work

Opinion
verabschiedet on 20/09/2017
Referenz: 
INT/816-EESC-2017-01370-00-01-AC-TRA

The EESC believes that equal access to healthcare, one of the main objectives of health policies, can benefit from digital support provided certain conditions are met: equal geographical coverage; bridging the digital divide; interoperability among the various components of the digital architecture (databases, medical devices); and protection of health data which must under no circumstances be used to the detriment of patients. The EESC highlights the need to develop and facilitate people's digital health literacy to encourage a critical approach to health information and to support the development of a nomenclature of reimbursable treatments and wellbeing services

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Impact of the digital healthcare revolution on health insurance (own-initiative opinion)

Opinion
verabschiedet on 29/03/2017
Referenz: 
NAT/701-EESC-2017

The EESC opinion  provides input to the Commission's proposal for a Regulation on the definition, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks, the use of the names of spirit drinks in the presentation and labelling of other foodstuffs and the protection of geographical indications for spirit drinks.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Spirit drinks

Opinion
verabschiedet on 25/01/2017
Referenz: 
SOC/542-EESC-2016-01902-00-04-ac

The EESC adopted this opinion after in-depth work carried out during the four meetings of the study group. The opinion also reflects the national debates with civil society organisations carried out in all Member States between 2 September and 2 November 2016. These discussions were coordinated by three members of the EESC ('trios') from the country concerned, often in cooperation with the European Commission (15 debates) or the national economic and social council (7 debates). Participants came from a wide range of employers' and trade union organisations and other civil society organisations, as well as, to a lesser extent, from the academic world. A total of 116 EESC members and nearly 1,800 representatives of civil society organisations participated in the 28 debates. The conclusions/recommendations of the national debates have been grouped in the opinion, while the reports on the national debates will be published separately.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: European Pillar of Social Rights

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