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Opinion
in Erarbeitung (updated on 24/01/2023)
Referenz: 
SOC/751-EESC
Plenartagung: 
578 -
Apr 26, 2023 Apr 27, 2023

Currently, there are elements in the current framework cause an uneven processing of API data across the EU, thus resulting in security gaps and uncertainty for both data subjects, air-carriers and national authorities. Therefore the proposal aims to address such gaps to ensure effective processing of API data with clear rules and transparency, and in full consistency with the interoperability of EU information systems for borders, security and migration management, EU data protection requirements, and other existing EU instruments and international standards, while ensuring facilitation of legitimate travellers.

Opinion
in Erarbeitung (updated on 24/01/2023)
Referenz: 
SOC/752-EESC
Plenartagung: 
578 -
Apr 26, 2023 Apr 27, 2023

The directive adopted in 2011, is the fundamental EU legislative act addressing trafficking in human beings. It establishes minimum rules concerning the definition of criminal offences and sanctions; common provisions to strengthen victim's protection, assistance and support, as well as prevention; key actors to fight against the crime.

Opinion
verabschiedet on 14/12/2022
Referenz: 
SOC/742-EESC-2022
Plenartagung: 
574 -
Dez 14, 2022 Dez 15, 2022

This Opinion welcomes the European Media Freedom Act and all the related EU initiatives aiming to address the worrying developments in the area of media freedom over the last years. The Opinion entails a number of recommendations concerning editorial and journalists' independence; the need for financial resources to ensure independence of public media; transparency in the allocation of State advertising; transparency of media ownership. The Opinion also calls for measures to ensure the independence of national regulatory bodies, especially in the context of the future European board for media services. It also considers that EU anti-concentration law should be used where national regulators fail to address media market concentration.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: European Media Freedom Act

Opinion
verabschiedet on 26/10/2022
Referenz: 
SOC/734-EESC-2022
Plenartagung: 
573 -
Oct 26, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation" (SLAPPs) are a particular form of harassment used against journalists, rights defenders and others who are involved in protecting the public interest. Typically, they are meritless lawsuits lodged by powerful individuals or entities against a weaker party who expresses a critical position on a matter of public interest. Through this Opinion, the EESC welcomes the European Commission initiative – a proposed Directive and a Recommendation – aiming to tackle this growing phenomenon. The EESC also proposes to go beyond the current scope of the initiative, notably through a stronger focus on national aspects, and recommendations on aspects like preliminary rulings or training.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Initiative against abusive litigation targeting journalists and rights defenders

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