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Opinion
verabschiedet on 09/12/2015
Referenz: 
ECO/383-EESC-2015-02961-00-01-ac-tra
Plenartagung: 
512 -
Dez 09, 2015 Dez 10, 2015

The EESC expresses its support for the Commission in combating the erosion of Member States' tax bases and unfair tax competition. The Committee in this context endorses the introduction of a CCCTB and is also pleased that the Commission has published a list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions. The EESC goes even further and proposes that EU rules should include sanctions for companies that continue to run their business through tax havens.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Action Plan on Fairer Corporate Taxation

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Slideshow DG TAXUD – A Fair and Efficient Corporate Taxation

Opinion
verabschiedet on 02/07/2015
Referenz: 
REX/433-EESC-0000
Plenartagung: 
509 -
Jul 01, 2015 Jul 02, 2015

The own-initiative opinion will focus on the impact of the TTIP on SMEs and reflect on the provisions that would need to be included in the TTIP in order to take account of the specific character of SMEs in the negotiations and implementation of an eventual EU-US agreement. The opinion will also look at how to increase the awareness of SMEs as to existing support services and programmes, and particularly about the new business opportunities that may arise with this agreement.

TTIP and its impact on SMEs

Opinion
verabschiedet on 19/03/2015
Referenz: 
ECO/374-EESC-2014-07287-00-03-ac-tra
Plenartagung: 
506 -
Mar 18, 2015 Mar 19, 2015

The EESC welcomes the Investment Plan for Europe as a step in the right direction, which however faces serious questions about the Plan's size and timescale, the high degree of leverage expected and the potential flow of suitable projects. The Plan proposes that contributions to the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) from Member States will not be included in budget deficit calculations and this is to be welcomed, but it begs the question as to why ongoing strategic public infrastructure expenditures are not treated in the same way. Strategic public investment which underpins present and future economic development should be incentivised by a more benign European fiscal framework.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: An Investment Plan for Europe

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Achim Truger - Implementing the Golden Rule for Public Investment in Europe

Opinion
verabschiedet on 18/02/2015
Referenz: 
ECO/371-EESC-2014-04516-00-01-AC-TRA
Plenartagung: 
505 -
Feb 18, 2015 Feb 19, 2015

The EESC considers it vital to preserve the "biodiversity" of the financial system, without this meaning the arbitrary application of rules. In this context the Committee applauds the consideration the European Commission has given to the introduction of calibrated financial regulation frameworks to consider the specificities of cooperative and savings banks that avoid the undesirable effects of uniform application of prudential rules and possibly an overload of administrative burdens.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Role of cooperative and savings banks in territorial cohesion

Opinion
verabschiedet on 09/07/2014
Referenz: 
INT/741-EESC-2014-02102-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenartagung: 
500 -
Jul 09, 2014 Jul 10, 2014

The EESC welcomes the Commission communication and emphasises the growth potential of crowdfunding in the EU as an alternative source of funding. It also emphasises the dependence of SMEs on bank loans, a situation that will persist despite the existence of alternative sources which are not always easy to access. Therefore Crowdfunding should be explicitly recognised in the laws of the Member States as a new form of patronage.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Crowdfunding in the European Union

Opinion
verabschiedet on 10/12/2013
Referenz: 
INT/721-EESC-2013-6135
Plenartagung: 
494 -
Dez 10, 2013 Dez 11, 2013

The EESC welcomes the debate on social impact measurements for social enterprises. However it feels that an incorrect or rushed approach may counteract the EU Institutions’ aim to support the development of the social enterprise sector. The EESC therefore urges the Commission to prioritise further awareness-raising and full implementation of the Social Business Initiative agenda. It recommends that, rather than developing a new method, the Commission build awareness of the most commonly used principles.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Social Impact Measurement

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