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.
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Building up a more sustainable and resilient European economy and completing Economic and Monetary Union should be priorities for the next European Commission and European Parliament: these points emerged from a public hearing held by the European Economic and Social Committee on 12 April 2019.
At its plenary session in July, the European Economic and Social Committee presented proposals for the economic agenda of the upcoming legislative period (2019-2024) and recommended that they should form the basis of a new European economic strategy. The Committee's proposals seek to develop more resilient and sustainable EU economic policies within an improved governance framework for the Economic and Monetary Union.
EESC debate takes stock and discusses steps to take
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires more than political commitment, says the European Economic and Social Committee. Increased investment, especially by the private sector, is needed to address current economic, social and environmental challenges. The Committee therefore advises the EU and its Member States to adjust their investment and tax policies to enhance growth prospects, and thereby private sector contributions, to accomplishing the SDGs.
The government, representatives of organised civil society and other interest groups call for fresh impetus for the European Union
The Council adopted a set of conclusions on the implementation by the EU of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on 10 December and explicitly acknowledged the critical role played by civil society in implementing and achieving the SDGs.
Η ενέργεια, οι μεταφορές και οι υπηρεσίες κοινής ωφελείας, σε συνδυασμό με την ψηφιακή επανάσταση, μπορούν να ωθήσουν την ευρωπαϊκή ανάπτυξη κατά τρόπο βιώσιμο και χωρίς αποκλεισμούς. Αυτό ήταν το μήνυμα της ακρόασης που διεξήχθη στις 22 Μαΐου 2019 από την Ευρωπαϊκή Οικονομική και Κοινωνική Επιτροπή (ΕΟΚΕ) και το τμήμα «Μεταφορές, ενέργεια, υποδομές και κοινωνία των πληροφοριών» (TEN).
The EESC draws mixed conclusions from the European Commission's growth survey
One year after the European Commission had launched its updated European Bio-economy Strategy, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) together with the Commission and the Committee of the Regions (CoR) organised an event on European Bio-economy: Regions, Cities and Civil Society on October 16th 2019, in Brussels.