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

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Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
CCMI/161-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

The opinion pleads for an holistic approach to reconcile growth, climate, environmental challenges and societal problems in a fair transition design.

It underlines that Europe's renaissance ( rEUnaissance) means a fully fledged master plan for European industry, mainstreaming industrial policy across all EU policies, enabling industry to transform and generating industrial added value through creativity and smart design, social innovation and fostering new sustainable and inclusive industrial models.

EESC opinion: Strategic developments in industrial policy by 2030

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
NAT/739-EESC-2018-02466

The future Austrian Presidency of the Council has requested the EESC to draw up an exploratory opinion on the Bioeconomy, and how it can contribute to achieving the EU's climate, energy goals and the UN's sustainable development goals.

EESC opinion: Bioeconomy – contributing to achieving the EU's climate and energy goals and the UN's sustainable development goals (exploratory opinion requested by the Austrian Presidency)

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
INT/856-EESC-2018-02916-00-01-AC-TRA

The EESC believes that the current proposal, although a step in the right direction, is not enough to tackle the existing barriers on the SME Growth Markets.

It stands by its previous opinions that the low level of communication and bureaucratic approaches are significant barriers and much more effort must be put into overcoming these obstacles.

Communication from Brussels should always target the bottom of the chain – the SMEs themselves. The EESC also advises the European Commission to look into the possibility of attracting institutional investors, such as private pension funds, to invest in these SME Growth Markets.

EESC opinion: Small listed companies

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
TEN/672-EESC-2018

The EESC advocates for a stronger budget for the Connecting Europe Facility for after 2020.

The EESC recommends that the European Commission and the Member States further encourage synergies at project level between the three sectors, which are currently limited because of the rigidity of the budgetary framework as regards the eligibility of projects and of costs.

The EESC urges the co-legislators to maintain the commitment in the previous CEF regulation to spend "the major part" of the energy budget on electricity projects.

The EESC recommends that the financial capacity of the CEF programme under the next MFF should be increased and better balanced between the three sectors in order to maintain high credibility and attractiveness for investors.

EESC opinion: Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
INT/853-EESC-2018-02126-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC agrees with the European Commission about the need to modernise and simplify EU consumer policy and considers that the new legislative package contributes to bridging the gap created by the exponential growth of e-commerce, undermining consumer confidence and causing distortions to the single market.

EESC opinion: A New Deal for Consumers

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
INT/851-EESC-2018

The EESC believes that AI and automation processes have enormous potential to improve European society in terms of innovation and positive transformation, but they also pose significant challenges, risks and concerns.

EESC opinion: Artificial intelligence for Europe (communication)

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
NAT/737-EESC-2018

The annual revision of the Eurostat SDG Report must be an opportunity for broader dialogue with civil society concerning which indicators be included and what the target for each of these should be. This own-initiative opinion examines how organised civil society could be better involved in a more qualitative follow-up of the annual revision of the Eurostat SDG report as part of SDG monitoring and follow-up programmes that have been established.

EESC opinion: Indicators better suited to evaluate the SDGs – the civil society contribution (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
INT/864-EESC-2018-03799-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC believes that the proposal is focused on the practical steps necessary to address real consequences for the vehicle manufacturing and distribution industry and consumers as a result of unavoidable legal changes in the certification of type-approval issues by UK authorities on the basis of EU laws. It should therefore act as a template for many other similar agreements.

EESC opinion: EU type-approval legislation with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union

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