A European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hearing has drawn up preventive measures and alternative approaches for future crises
The government, representatives of organised civil society and other interest groups call for fresh impetus for the European Union
Η ΕΟΚΕ προκρίνει την παροχή δημοσιονομικών κινήτρων εστιασμένων στις δημόσιες επενδύσεις, με παράλληλη ιεράρχηση των διαρθρωτικών μεταρρυθμίσεων για την ενίσχυση της παραγωγικότητας και τη δημιουργία ποιοτικών θέσεων εργασίας
Η Ευρωπαϊκή Οικονομική και Κοινωνική Επιτροπή (ΕΟΚΕ) διαφωνεί με την πρόταση της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής για έναν γενικά ουδέτερο δημοσιονομικό προσανατολισμό κατά το 2018 και αντιπροτείνει έναν ελαφρώς θετικό δημοσιονομικό προσανατολισμό της τάξης του 0,5% του ΑΕΠ.
The European Economic and Social Committee held a debate today on the state of the European economy and the prospects for deepening the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) with Pierre Moscovici, European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs.
There is no viable alternative to a more political Eurozone, focusing more on the big priorities that matter for its citizens than on specific numerical targets and technical issues. Once again, the EESC calls on the European political leaders to accelerate the process of deepening Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) in order to ensure more convergence among the Member States and to make the EU as a whole more prosperous, competitive and resilient to external shocks, within a concept of shared sovereignty.
Η ΕΟΚΕ παρουσιάζει μέτρα για την αποφυγή της αυστηρής λιτότητας στο μέλλον και το μετριασμό των επιπτώσεων της διαχείρισης παλαιότερων κρίσεων
At its plenary meeting on 17 March 2016, the European Economic and Social Committee gave a clear message to the European Commission, calling on it to draw up conclusive proposals which go further in completing Europe's Economic and Monetary Union without delay. In a package of opinions, the Committee put forward the points of view of the social partners and civil society on the package of proposals for Deepening EMU which the Commission published at the end of last year.
It is vital to foster economic growth; only if Europe has a strong economy, can it better face the political and social challenges that stand before it. This was one of the main messages of the EESC opinions adopted yesterday in Brussels. The EESC calls for more investment– both private and public – directly in the countries that need it most. The EU body representing Civil Society also finds that the Juncker plan is not enough ...
Last week the Council of Ministers decided to extend the European fund for strategic investments (EFSI 2.0), with an additional half a trillion euros of investments by 2020. The EESC Plenary today called for its immediate implementation, a geographically balanced coverage across the EU and ensuring the involvement of private capital. According to Alberto Mazzola, EESC rapporteur on EFSI: "We propose, while guaranteeing the proper use, an ever greater involvement of private capital: the bond market ...
The public hearing on "Towards a more resilient and sustainable European economy with a vision for completing EMU" to be held on Friday, 12 April 2019, starting at 11.30 a.m., will discuss from a wider civil society perspective the future of the European economy and the political initiatives and decisions that need to be taken during the upcoming legislative term and beyond. Taking into account the conclusions of the debate, the EESC will draw up two own-initiative opinions, entitled "Towards a more resilient and sustainable European economy" and "A new vision for completing the Economic and Monetary Union", to be forwarded to the new European Parliament and European Commission.