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Υπό επεξεργασία (updated on 28/01/2020)
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
NAT/765-EESC-2019
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
549 -
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 23, 2020

The EESC is currently drafting an opinion that aims to define what "the sustainable economy we need" should look like by exploring new economic models, investment decisions vis-à-vis technological advances as well as novel indicators for growth and competitiveness. 

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: The sustainable economy we need (own-initiative opinion)

Υπό επεξεργασία (updated on 27/01/2020)
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
SOC/630-EESC-2019
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
551 -
Mar 18, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

Ενημερωτικό σημείωμα: The effects of campaigns on participation in political decision-making (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

Υπό επεξεργασία (updated on 14/01/2020)
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
INT/893-EESC-2019
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
551 -
Mar 18, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2020 identifies priorities for European standardisation. It sets out the specific objectives and policies for European standards and standardisation deliverables in the coming period and lists the type of actions the Commission intends to take. These actions on European standardisation are embedded in Union policies, such as the digital and single markets, energy efficiency & climate and international trade. Standards support these policies to ensure that European products and services are competitive worldwide and reflect state-of-the-art safety, security, health and environmental considerations. The work programme also outlines the actions that the Commission intends to initiate during 2020 to improve the governance, inclusiveness and international impact of the European standardisation system (ESS).

Ενημερωτικό σημείωμα: The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2020

Υπό επεξεργασία (updated on 19/12/2019)
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
ECO/500-EESC-2019
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
551 -
Mar 18, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

Ενημερωτικό σημείωμα: Taxation of the collaborative economy - analysis of the possible tax policies (additional opinion)

Υπό επεξεργασία (updated on 05/12/2019)
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
SOC/628-EESC-2019
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
551 -
Mar 18, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

Ενημερωτικό σημείωμα: Demographic challenges in the EU in light of economic and development inequalities (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

Υπό επεξεργασία (updated on 05/12/2019)
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
SOC/629-EESC-2019
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
551 -
Mar 18, 2020 Mar 19, 2020

Ενημερωτικό σημείωμα: Sustainable funding for lifelong learning and development of skills, in the context of a shortage of skilled labour (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

Εγκριθείσα on 11/12/2019
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
SOC/583-EESC-2018
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Against a background of rising poverty levels during the crisis, levels that remain high in many Member States, in particular among the unemployed, this own-initiative opinion would address the huge differences in levels of protection under national unemployment insurance systems within the EU.
Possible standards in this respect could be:

  • a minimum standard for the net replacement rate of unemployment benefits;
  • a minimum standard of coverage ratio of unemployed people receiving unemployment payments;
  • a minimum standard for the duration of unemployment benefit entitlement;
  • a right to (re)qualification and training

With the objective of promoting upward social convergence within the EU, the proposal for such standards is a concrete step towards effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights recently announced by the EU institutions in Gothenburg.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Common minimum standards in the field of unemployment insurance in EU Member States – a concrete step towards the effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

Εγκριθείσα on 11/12/2019
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
REX/518-EESC-2019
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

A system of corporate liability for human rights abuses is currently being negotiated in the UN, within the UNHRC’s open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises concerning human rights (OEIGWG), established by the UN General Assembly on 26 June 2014. The mandate of the working group is to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Binding UN treaty on business and human rights (own-initiative opinion)

Εγκριθείσα on 11/12/2019
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
REX/516-EESC-2019
Σύνοδος ολομέλειας: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

When it comes to development and EU-Africa relations, the EESC consistently emphasised the importance of sustainable development and cooperation based on the rule of law and the respect for human rights. Initiatives focused on trade, investment and business relations with Africa could be welcomed, but not to the detriment of traditional development policies focusing on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). EU and Africa leaders agreed in 2015 at the Valletta summit on migration on setting up the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), as the main instrument of EU external migration policy. The Fund finances the development of border protection capacities, but also long-term development policy projects so as to decrease the likelihood of further migration.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: External aid, investment and trade as instruments to reduce the reasons of economic migration, with a special focus on Africa (own-initiative opinion)

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