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  • verabschiedet on 10/07/2013
    Referenz
    ECO/347-EESC-2013-2677
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    United Kingdom
    Plenary session number
    491
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    The EESC welcomes initiatives to foster productive investment and the formation of long-lived tangible and intangible capital but urges the Commission to give greater attention to the need to finance more "socially useful" capital investment. If banks are likely to play a less prominent role in the future as providers of long-term financing, then opportunities may arise for other intermediaries such as national and multilateral development banks, institutional investors, sovereign funds and, crucially, bond markets. The EESC welcomes the recent recapitalisation of the EIB as this will strengthen its ability to leverage additional private investment finance and to play a stronger countercyclical role in investment funding and credit supply to SMEs..

    Long-term financing – financial services sector
  • verabschiedet on 23/05/2013
    Referenz
    ECO/345-EESC-2013-01-01-1768
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    490
    -

    The EESC welcomes the proposal put forward by the Commission to introduce the world's first regional financial transaction tax (FTT). The Committee believes that its application at regional level (EU11+ zone) could constitute an exceptional opportunity, which could lead to its future application worldwide. The Committee believes that the introduction of this tax within the EU11+ will foster the establishment of a single financial market. The Committee believes that, in order to maximise the impact of the tax on economic growth, the revenue that it raises should be channelled into a programme of investment at national and EU levels capable of delivering economic recovery and jobs in the short term.

    Financial transaction tax - enhanced cooperation
  • verabschiedet on 23/05/2013
    Referenz
    INT/679-EESC-2013-01-01-941
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    490
    -
    EESC opinion: Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan
    Presentation DG ENTR
  • verabschiedet on 22/05/2013
    Referenz
    ECO/340-EESC-2013-01-01-166
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    490
    -

    The EESC welcomes the Commission communication, which may prove a historic turning point provided that the Council finally musters the courage and the will necessary to adopt and put into effect the provisions that will help to achieve the stated objectives swiftly. Therefore, to achieve a genuine EMU, the EESC believes it necessary in the immediate term (without amending the Treaty) to: launch a European growth initiative; introduce a convergence instrument to help overcome the economic asymmetries between countries; implement a solution to the debt issue; rapidly implement banking union; complete the single market in all sectors; reduce the fragmentation of the credit market.

    A deep and genuine Economic and Monetary Union
  • verabschiedet on 22/05/2013
    Referenz
    ECO/334-EESC-2012-01-01-1929
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    490
    -

    The international economic and financial crisis exposed the structural limitations and contradictions in EMU, depriving the euro of its propensity to attract. The EESC believes that the single currency will be unsustainable unless we achieve convergence between the economic capacities of the euro area countries and improve overall competitiveness, objectives which require economic as well as political commitment. The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance stresses stability without proposing joint financial instruments for recovery and employment. Europe needs to go back to generating wealth in order to redistribute it fairly. Briefly, these are the EESC's four recommendations for completing the euro framework, i.e.

    EESC opinion: Where is the euro headed?
  • verabschiedet on 13/02/2013
    Referenz
    CCMI/104-EESC-2012-01-01-1719
    Employers - GR I
    Netherlands
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    The EESC wishes to highlight changes in mindsets in companies that are paving the way to new or adjusted business models. Sustainability is a strategic issue in the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and in similar national initiatives as well as in the preparation of sectoral low-carbon roadmaps at EU level. Changes in the focus and structure of companies and in international value chains are bringing new business models into being.
    Sustainable growth business models, low-carbon economy and industrial change
    Info Pack
  • verabschiedet on 13/02/2013
    Referenz
    ECO/336-EESC-2012-01-01-1932
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    487
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    The EESC welcomes the establishment of broad economic policy guidelines for the countries of the euro area and supports the formulation of recommendations tailored to each country as well as measures to assess their implementation. However, the Committee regards the current macroeconomic policy mix as unbalanced and calls for a new growth model which takes into account the significance of demand and distributive justice. Stricter regulation of financial markets should be accompanied by a general re-think not only of expenditure, but also of tax systems. Policies should capitalise more on the fact that the negative income and employment multipliers of revenue-related measures are generally more limited than those of spending cuts. The importance for competitiveness of non–price factors is often overlooked.

    Economic policies of the Member States whose currency is the euro
    Za Hrvatsku više nema skrivanja dugova! (ECO-336)
  • verabschiedet on 14/11/2012
    Referenz
    INT/649-EESC-2012-1765
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    France
    Plenary session number
    484
    -
    EESC opinion: European Consumer Agenda
  • verabschiedet on 24/05/2012
    Referenz
    ECO/308-EESC-2012-01-01-1299
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Employers - GR I
    Poland
    Plenary session number
    481
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    The Committee reiterates that the ambitious challenges facing the EU make it not only desirable but also necessary to increase the size of the EU budget so as to revitalise economic growth and employment. Furthermore, it welcomes the moves to improve and simplify the structure of the EU budget, so as to substantially deflate the issues of fair return and horizontal fairness between the Member States, focusing instead on effectively achieving Europe's strategic objectives. The EU budget should be exemplary, efficient, effective and transparent, so that it gains credibility in the eyes of the European public.

    EESC opinion: Budget 2014-2020
  • verabschiedet on 14/07/2011
    Referenz
    ECO/297-EESC-2011-1170
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    473
    -

    The EESC calls for financial education to become a compulsory subject on the school curriculum, and this education should be followed up in training and retraining programmes for workers. As a subject, financial education should encourage responsible saving and promote socially responsible financial products.

    EESC opinion: Financial education and responsible consumption of financial products