Opinions with Diversity Europe - Group III members as rapporteur/co-rapporteur/rapporteur-general

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Adopted on 25/09/2019
Reference: 
SOC/614-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

EESC opinion: The European Pillar of Social Rights – evaluation of the initial implementation and recommendations for the future (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 25/09/2019
Reference: 
SOC/624-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

In this opinion, the EESC notes that the measures taken by the EU Member States to address the challenge of an ageing workforce remain isolated and their impact has not been gauged. Therefore, the EESC highlights the need for comprehensive strategies, to deal with the demographic and employment challenges in a holistically manner.

The Committee also issues concrete recommendations to encourage longer active working lives.

EESC opinion: The changing world of work and the longevity/ageing population - The preconditions for ageing workers to stay active in the new world of work (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

Adopted on 25/09/2019
Reference: 
INT/888-EESC-2019-03042-00-01-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

With this opinion the EESC wishes to highlight the scale of Dieselgate and regrets that the Commission was not able to anticipate these events by means of effective measures from the outset. The EESC further considers that the solution put forward in this proposal should not be limited to dealing with an issue of form, without genuinely serving the applicants' interests. Lastly the EESC also fears that, by empowering the Commission to issue delegated acts under the terms it sets out, the proposal would undermine not only the effectiveness of the legislation but also the intentions of the legislator when establishing these delegated act.

EESC opinion: Motor vehicles - emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles - repair and maintenance information (amendment)

Adopted on 17/07/2019
Reference: 
ECO/495-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

This own-initiative opinion will focus on the interface and inter-linkages between the European semester and Cohesion policy under the new Multiannual Financial Framework with a view to developing policy proposals to improve sustainable growth performance. With the Europe 2020 Strategy coming to an end, these proposals can contribute to the preparation of a new European strategy post-2020.

EESC opinion: The European Semester and Cohesion policy - Towards a new European strategy post-2020 (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 17/07/2019
Reference: 
INT/881-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

This opinion aims to identify the barriers, key success factors and solutions for creating a truly innovative business climate to capture the solutions provided by new economic models.

EESC opinion: Fostering an entrepreneurship and innovation friendly single market – promoting new business models to meet societal challenges and transitions (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 17/07/2019
Reference: 
INT/882-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The EESC calls for a strategic shift at all levels to unequivocally promote new models of circularity, not only by stepping up the alignment of all actors, but also by placing consumers at the centre of public policy.

EESC opinion: The role of consumers in the Circular Economy (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 17/07/2019
Reference: 
INT/880-EESC-2019-005220-00-00-ac-tra
Plenary session: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The EESC believes that the practical applications of blockchain technologies can significantly improve the performance of social economy organisations, benefiting them, their members and, above all, their end users. Besides, the EESC believes that real involvement of social economy and civil society organisations is imperative to ensure that the huge opportunities offered by the new technologies are geared towards delivering benefits, access, transparency and participation for all, and not just for a new "digital economy elite".

EESC opinion: Blockchain and distributed ledger technology as an ideal infrastructure for Social Economy (Own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 17/07/2019
Reference: 
TEN/691-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

EESC opinion: Transport, energy and services of general interest as drivers of sustainable European growth through the digital revolution (own-initiative opinion)

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