Opinions

  • Adopted on 17/01/2024 - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    INT/1041-EESC-2023-03705-00-00-AC-TRA
    Plenary session number
    584
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    EU rules on late payments have triggered a reduction in payment delays. However, still more than 60% of businesses in the EU are not paid on time and small and medium-sized enterprises are most affected. The initiative will provide relief to SMEs by revising existing EU payment rules based on available and upcoming evidence to promote a definitive shift towards a culture of “prompt payment".

    EESC opinion: Revision of the late payments Directive
    EESC opinion
  • Adopted on 17/01/2024 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    INT/1023-EESC-2023-01711-00-00-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    584
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    Corruption and the lack of rule of law undermine the mutual trust that is underpinning the internal market. The EESC believes that efforts to fight corruption should be better aligned with efforts to safeguard and develop democracy in the EU. Moreover, the EESC stresses that the EU must prioritise evaluating the legislative framework on the integrity of public procurement and its implementation in practice and believes that the cross-debarment system could be useful for protecting the internal market from misuse of public resources allocated to tenders.

    EESC opinion: Corruption in public procurement and its impact on the internal market
  • Adopted on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    SOC/788-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    583
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    EESC opinion: Protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens, mutagens or reprotoxic substances at work
  • Adopted on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    TEN/829-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    583
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    EESC opinion: Revision of Directives in the fields of road transport and aviation
  • Adopted on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    TEN/828-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    583
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    EESC opinion: Revision of Regulations in the fields of road transport and aviation
  • Adopted on 13/12/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    NAT/921-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    583
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    EESC opinion: Revision of the Union’s plant health policy
  • Adopted on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    NAT/920-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    583
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    EESC opinion: Reporting requirements on fish and on vehicles
  • Adopted on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    NAT/919-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    583
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    EESC opinion: Revision of the Directive on reporting requirements for infrastructures for spatial information
  • Adopted on 13/12/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    INT/1051-EESC-2023-05559-00-00-AC-TRA
    Plenary session number
    583
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    Proposal for a Directive of the European parliament and of the Council amending Directives 1999/2/EC, 2000/14/EC, 2011/24/EU and 2014/53/EU as regards certain reporting requirements in the fields of food and food ingredients, outdoor noise, patients’ rights, and radio equipment.

    EESC opinion: Reporting requirements in the fields of food and food ingredients, outdoor noise, patients’ rights, and radio equipment
  • Adopted on 13/12/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    INT/1050-EESC-2023-05558-00-00-AC-TRA
    Plenary session number
    583
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    EESC opinion on the Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2013/34/EU as regards the time limits for the adoption of sustainability reporting standards for certain sectors and for certain third-country undertakings.

    EESC opinion: Adoption of sustainability reporting standards