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Εγκριθείσα on 21/09/2022
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SOC/737-EESC-2022
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

The EESC considers that the proposed guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States are appropriate as they address the most urgent issues in the labour market. In current turbulent times, steps must be taken to strengthen both the role of the social partners and their involvement in designing and implementing employment, social and economic reforms and policies, including by building their capacity. As labour shortages are on the rise again, effective measures should be implemented in order to encourage the social partners to work on skills needs at national level, with action adapted to individual sectors and local situations. With fast technological change and the twin transition, the "lifespan" of previously acquired skills and competencies is getting ever shorter and lifelong acquisition of relevant skills and competencies is increasingly important for both workers and businesses. Labour mobility within the EU and legal labour migration should be encouraged.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States

Εγκριθείσα on 21/09/2022
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
INT/993-EESC-2022-02804
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

The Commission is proposing new EU legislation to prevent and combat child sexual abuse online. The proposed rules will oblige providers to detect, report and remove child sexual abuse material on their services. These rules will include risk mitigation measures; targeted detection obligations; effective removal; a solid oversight mechanisms and judicial redress. Together with this proposal, the Commission is also putting forward a new European strategy for a Better Internet for Kids to improve age-appropriate digital services and to ensure that every child is protected, empowered and respected online.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Combating child sexual abuse online package

Εγκριθείσα on 21/09/2022
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
SOC/728-EESC-2022
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

The EESC points at the need to improve youth participation, tackling in particular the lack of youth democratic representation and the lack of a youth perspective outside of the traditional youth policy domain. The EU Youth Test should not substitute meaningful engagement with young people in general and should complement existing participatory mechanisms. It should be part of the Better Regulation Toolbox as a separate tool, since future generations and young people deserve specific attention. The EESC encourages the EU institutions and Member States to implement measures and mechanisms that ensure that the youth perspective is taken into account in every policy field. Suitable resources should be made available for meaningful youth participation in policy-making.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: The EU Youth Test

Εγκριθείσα on 21/09/2022
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
ECO/583-EESC-2022
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

EESC believes that there is a need to have a clear and structured view of which funds are targeted to tackle climate change and how they are managed. With an approved budget of over EUR 330 billion in the current programming period, cohesion policy is the largest and most important investment tool in Europe. As 30% of both the Cohesion Fund and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will need to be spent on projects for decarbonising our economy, cohesion policy has a crucial role in tackling climate change. Moreover, funds will also be made available under NGEU, as the green transition is one of the main targets of recovery and resilience after COVID-19.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Climate Adjustment Fund financed by Cohesion and NGEU

Εγκριθείσα on 21/09/2022
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
SOC/717-EESC-2022
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

The EESC believes that ensuring equal access to energy and the security of energy supply at affordable cost must be an absolute priority for the European Union (EU) and its Member States. It calls for the establishment of a broad and ambitious political coalition to analyse and address energy poverty from a holistic approach with the objective of bringing it to a minimum level by 2030 and eliminating it altogether in the long term. The actions of the coalition should be further developed in an EU Strategy against energy poverty. The EESC urges the EU to promote a common approach to energy poverty that will allow for a tangible and shared understanding of energy poverty and the collection of statistical data, taking into account Member States' differences and particularities.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Tackling energy poverty and the EU's resilience: challenges from an economic and social perspective

Εγκριθείσα on 21/09/2022
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
INT/994-EESC-2022-02933
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

COM(2022) 204 concerns the reform of the current EU rules on Distance Marketing of Consumer Financial Services, which govern financial services sold at a distance. The overall objective of the proposal is to promote the provision of financial services in the internal market while ensuring a high level of consumer protection.

 

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Financial services contracts

Εγκριθείσα on 21/09/2022
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
ECO/591-EESC-2022
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

Crypto-assets are a digital representation of value or rights which may be transferred and stored electronically, using distributed ledger technology or similar technology (e.g. blockhain). They are neither issued nor guaranteed by a central bank or public authority, and can be used as a means of exchange and/or for investment purposes and/or to access a good or service. A wide range of crypto-assets exist, encompassing different features and functions, hence presenting different challenges and risks.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Crypto Assets – Challenges and opportunities

Εγκριθείσα on 13/07/2022
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
INT/987-EESC-2022-01691-00-00-AC-TRA
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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

The EESC believes that the single market is essentially about achieving social and economic convergence aimed at reducing inequalities and ensuring that worsening social imbalances do not end up becoming serious obstacles to European integration. The EESC recommends a coordinated approach between Member States on the marketing of products affected by the crisis in Ukraine. The crisis caused by Russia’s aggression has created formidable supply restrictions. An "open strategic autonomy" should be adopted, especially in key sectors, to help build resilience, diversification and an ambitious trade agenda.

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: The cost of non-Europe - the benefits of the single market

Εγκριθείσα on 13/07/2022
Έγγραφα αναφοράς: 
NAT/845-EESC-2021
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Jul 13, 2022 Jul 14, 2022

Γνωμοδότηση της ΕΟΚΕ: Revision of the EU geographical indications (GIs) systems

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