Opinions with Employers' Group members as rapporteur/co-rapporteur/rapporteur-general

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Ongoing (updated on 26/10/2020)
Reference: 
NAT/803-EESC

The Commission aims for more ambitious 2030 emissions reduction targets, both in the EU and internationally. President von der Leyen wants the EU to lead international negotiations to raise the ambition of other major emitters by 2021, and has pledged to put forward a comprehensive, responsible plan to increase the European Union's emissions reduction target for 2030, from 40 % towards 55 %. The plan should ensure a level playing field and stimulate innovation, competitiveness and jobs, based on social, economic and environmental impact assessments.

The 2030 climate plan Communication, adopted on 17th September 2020, sets out the proposed targets, as well as potential implications for the overall regulatory and enabling framework. It describes the overall architecture of policy measures to be put in place to achieve that target.

Ongoing (updated on 16/10/2020)
Reference: 
INT/914-EESC-04216-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
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Dec 02, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

The opinion aims at undertaking a codification of Regulation (EC) No 924/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on cross-border payments in the Community and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2560/2001. The new Regulation will supersede the various acts incorporated in it; this proposal fully preserves the content of the acts being codified and hence does no more than bring them together with only such formal amendments as are required by the codification exercise itself.

Information memo: Cross-border payments/Codification

Ongoing (updated on 23/09/2020)
Reference: 
INT/902-EESC

The aim of this opinion is to promote European legislation on circular public procurement, through convergence between the main purpose of the contract and environmental protection, greater attention to small and micro-enterprises, local production and the protection of social rights. This can be achieved by looking for and favouring solutions with a lower impact on the environment throughout their lifespan.

Adopted on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
TEN/707-EESC-2020
Plenary session: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

The health, economic and social crisis of COVID-19 has intensified the severity of the affordable housing crisis that Member States have been facing for years, particularly for homeless people, overcrowded households, residents of working class neighbourhoods and seasonal workers and immigrants – victims of housing conditions that have directly affected the infection rate in society. Although housing policy remains the competence of the Member States, the shortage of decent and affordable housing in the European Union requires a European action plan on housing that includes a comprehensive set of measures, which are easy for people to understand, to help Member States, regions and cities in Europe to sustainably boost the supply of social and affordable housing and effectively combat homelessness.

EESC opinion: Universal access to housing that is decent, sustainable and affordable over the long term

Adopted on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
NAT/794-EESC-2020
Plenary session: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

EESC opinion: Digitalisation and Sustainability – status quo and need for action in civil society perspective (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Adopted on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
TEN/709-EESC-2020
Plenary session: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

Aviation is one of the sectors most badly affected by the Corona crisis and the EU Member States are willing to assist all economic sectors in the recovery process. Nonetheless, it is unlikely that global economic activities will regain pre-Corona levels in the near future. For this reason, the EESC calls upon the Commission to develop a comprehensive road map for the recovery of the entire European aviation sector; such an action plan should include dedicated resources to support all sub-sectors and their workforce.

EESC opinion: The future of EU air transport in and after the Corona crisis

Adopted on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
NAT/790-EESC-2020
Plenary session: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

The EESC, through its consultation and platform can offer an expert, objective view that identifies key priorities for future rural policy, thereby considering in particular the needs of the vulnerable regions. Rural-proofing needs to be reinvigorated alongside specific rural policies while transgenerational and smart community measures need to be mainstreamed.

EESC opinion: An integrated approach for the EU's rural areas, with particular emphasis on vulnerable regions (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 18/09/2020
Reference: 
REX/527-EESC-2020
Plenary session: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020
  • The common foundation of any EU political engagement leading to an equal development partnership with Africa shall be based on a multidimensional approach, articulating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the respect of Universal Human Rights (UHRs) - including fundamental rights, the right to a healthy environment and the freedom to conduct a business.
  • The EESC advocates promoting a decent life and good prospects, creating a middle class and supporting equal partnerships by strengthening sustainable social-liberal democratic structures in Africa.
  • The EESC highlights that the EU strategy on Africa must focus on Development and welcomes the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
  • The EESC reiterates the important role of organised civil society in the up-coming ACP-EU Partnership Agreement.

    EESC opinion: EU and Africa: Making an equal development partnership a reality based on sustainability and common values (own-initiative opinion)

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