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 17/10/2018
Reference: 
ECO/456-EESC-2018-01695-00-00

The EESC supports the Commission's Action Plan on financing sustainable growth, aimed at reorienting capital flows towards sustainable investment, and welcomes the legislative proposals stemming from it, on fiduciary duties, a taxonomy and benchmarks. The proposed gradual approach for its implementation, beginning with the work on a European sustainability taxonomy, is preferable. However, a subsequent extension of the initial taxonomy, based on environmental aspects, to social sustainability and governance goals will be necessary. Attention should be paid to the feasibility and proportionality of legal obligations.

EESC opinion: Action Plan on Sustainable Finance (communication)

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Article by Carlos Trias, rapporteur

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
SOC/603-EESC-2018-04028-00-00
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

In its opinion, the EESC welcomes the commitment to the renewed European Solidarity Corps (ESC) with an increased budget and target for participation. It also appreciates the merging with the EU Aid Volunteers. The Committee believes that in the future, the EU needs to develop two independent support programmes, one for youth and one for volunteering.

The EESC makes a series of concrete recommendations, such as: 1) the employment strand of the ECS needs to be subject to strict regulation and regular review; 2) there should be no age restriction on the ESC as it should be a support for volunteering; 3) the ESC should be restricted to the not for profit sector; 4)the main civil society platforms in the field (the European Youth Forum and the European Volunteering Centre) should be centrally involved in the regulation and oversight of the ESC.

EESC opinion: European Solidarity Corps (2018)

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
SOC/582-EESC-2018-01658-00-00-AC-TRA

EESC opinion: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Union Code on Visas (Visa Code)

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
ECO/465-EESC-2018-02790-00-00-ac-tra

The EESC welcomes the proposal for a regulation presented by the European Commission on a mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context.  The proposal reflects a new approach and is likely to strengthen the opportunities for cooperation based on subsidiarity between different Member States, and to contribute to more balanced and sustainable socio-economic development of border regions and to the growth of EU GDP.

 

EESC opinion: Regulation on the cross-border mechanism 2021-2027

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
INT/866-EESC-2018-03801-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC welcomes the proposal that follows feedback received by stakeholders and Member States in the first implementation period.

EESC opinion: Approval and market surveillance of agricultural and forestry vehicles

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)

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