Opinions

  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    INT/1037-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Plenary session number
    582
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    The proposed initiative aims to improve access to the labour market and social inclusion by supporting Member States in integrating the social economy into their socio-economic policies and creating support measures and a favourable environment for the sector.

    EESC opinion: Social economy package
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    SOC/776-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    The EESC welcomed the European Commission's proposal to modernise the EU legislative framework against corruption by incorporating international standards, including those in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC). The EESC recommended that Member States adopt rules in a number of areas, including on incompatibility, lobbying, access to elected officials, recruitment of public officials and funding of political parties. Other ways to reinforce anti-corruption measures would be through an extension of the competences of the EU Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) and the creation of an independent corruption prevention authority at EU-level. The opinion also suggested to extend the legal basis of the Directive and introduce speedy procedures to administer justice for corruption-related crimes.

    EESC opinion: Update of the anti-corruption legislative framework
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    SOC/774-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    In this opinion, the EESC supports the Commission and the upcoming Belgian Presidency's commitment to safeguard digital inclusion for all. Member States should be encouraged to focus on equal access to digital education and training and digital tools, amongst which by ensuring access for learners and teachers with disabilities, eliminating urban-rural and other geographical divides and eliminating bias in algorithms. Action by social partners and CSOs aimed at improving digital skills, eliminating digital exclusion and closing the digital gap in society should be supported by improved access to EU and national funding. This opinion points at the need to provide teachers with a broader access to high-quality and relevant continuous professional development on digital skills and competences and to tackle teacher shortages.

    EESC opinion: Digital skills and education package
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    TEN/814-EESC-2023-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Harmonised measurement of transport and logistics emissions
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    TEN/811-EESC-2023-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Revision of the Weights and Dimensions Directive 96/53/EC
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    NAT/909-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Czech Republic
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Revision of the Mercury Regulation
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    NAT/908-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    France
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    EESC opinion NAT/908 - Plants produced by new genomic techniques.

    EESC opinion: Plants produced by new genomic techniques
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    NAT/907-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Hungary
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Revision of the EU waste framework Directive
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    NAT/906-EESC-2023-01-01
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Soil Health Law
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Έγγραφα αναφοράς
    NAT/903-EESC-2023-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all developed and developing countries in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

    EESC opinion: EU and Agenda 2030: strengthening the implementation of the SDGs
    EESC contribution to the EU Voluntary Review