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verabschiedet on 15/12/2016
Referenz: 
ECO/416-EESC-2016-05518-00-02-ac-tra
Plenartagung: 
521 -
Dez 14, 2016 Dez 15, 2016

The EESC strongly endorses the Commission's initiative to extend the duration and increase the financing of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and welcomes the positive results of the first year and considers the SME "investment window" a success. The Committee recommend that EFSI 2.0 should aim for ever greater involvement of private capital; stresses the importance of keeping a market-driven emphasis, reinforcing the additionality of the EFSI and calls for a more balanced geographically coverage across the EU. The EESC also recommends bolstering the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) and the reinforcement of the social dimension of EFSI deployment. It is also in favour of using the EFSI to nurture the development of a shared industrial and dual technology base in the European defence sector. Finally, in the view of the Committee it is important to raise the visibility of EFSI funding.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Extension of the duration of EFSI (EFSI 2.0)

verabschiedet on 19/09/2018
Referenz: 
INT/853-EESC-2018-02126-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC agrees with the European Commission about the need to modernise and simplify EU consumer policy and considers that the new legislative package contributes to bridging the gap created by the exponential growth of e-commerce, undermining consumer confidence and causing distortions to the single market.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: A New Deal for Consumers

verabschiedet on 29/03/2012
Referenz: 
INT/619-EESC-2012-808
Plenartagung: 
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Mar 28, 2012 Mar 29, 2012

The EESC supports the general principles of this program but believes it should also strengthen the support and advice to SMEs in consultation with all professional organizations. The Committee also considers that promoting access to finance and encouraging an entrepreneurial culture should be the core issues of this new regulation.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Competitiveness Programme

verabschiedet on 06/12/2017
Referenz: 
ECO/410-EESC-2016-05712-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenartagung: 
530 -
Dez 06, 2017 Dez 07, 2017

The EESC believes that income and wealth inequalities in the EU have become economic and social challenges that should be addressed with appropriate measures at national level and with the support of EU-level action.

A well-functioning system of social transfers and social assistance is thus needed. Fiscal redistribution should to a large extent complement the gaps in the market system. Public assets (social infrastructure, facilities for services in the public interest, etc.) should be developed as a means of addressing inequalities. And fiscal income should be shifted from labour-based taxation towards a more wealth-based one, with taxation on inheritance and capital income. Overall, Intensive economic growth is key to reducing poverty and wealth inequalities.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Wealth inequality in Europe

verabschiedet on 19/06/2019
Referenz: 
ECO/486-EESC-2019-00069-00-00
Plenartagung: 
544 -
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The EESC welcomes the Investment Plan for Europe for its contribution to the promotion of investment in the EU. The Committee calls for clearly set investment targets, regulatory simplification and further guidance in order to achieve greater geographical and sectoral balance. The EESC advocates for strengthened financial capacity for the InvestEU programme within the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and calls for more efforts to raise awareness among European businesses and citizens about the benefits obtained from the Investment Plan for Europe.

Stellungnahme des Ausschusses: Investment Plan for Europe: stock-taking and next steps

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