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

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Adopted on 15/07/2020
Reference: 
NAT/784-EESC-2020-1431
Plenary session: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

This EESC opinion will respond to the European Commission's proposal for a regulation on establishing a European Climate Law and it will look into the role of citizens in driving the transformation towards climate neutrality.

EESC opinion: European Climate Law

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EESC section opinion: European Climate Law

Adopted on 15/07/2020
Reference: 
REX/529-EESC-2020
Plenary session: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The unprecedented magnitude of the COVID crisis requires an unprecedented, long-term and unequivocal response. International trade is a vital tool to finance recovery ge get out of the crisis. In these efforts, the EU must stay true to its values and ensure the protection of businesses, workers and people, leaving no one behind. Recovery must be based on sustainability, and inclusive and green growth. Green Deal measures are therefore more relevant than ever.

EESC opinion: A post COVID-19 emergency: the design of a New Multilateral Matrix (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 15/07/2020
Reference: 
REX/525-EESC-2020
Plenary session: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The Covid-19 impact is having a profound and unprecedented impact and Europe needs to respond with a strong, social, sustainable and inclusive EU Recovery Plan that will support companies and people. The upcoming early EU Trade Strategy review needs to draw important lessons from this crisis. The EU is not self-sufficient and depends on access to international markets. It needs resilient, diversified and responsible Global supply chains. Stronger instruments need to deliver on a sustainable trade and investment agenda in all its dimensions. It needs to be consistent with the Green Deal and show equal ambition on the effective implementation and enforcement of labour provisions. European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) recommendations made in a series of recent and ongoing key opinions on EU trade must inform this strategy review.

EESC opinion: Implementation of Free Trade Agreements 1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018

Adopted on 10/06/2020
Reference: 
NAT/778-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
552 -
Jun 10, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

The transition to a low-carbon economy is the EU's goal and obligation and the EU committed itself to implement this transition in a socially just and cost-effective manner. It is thus important to examine all the feasible ways of financing climate neutrality, and possibly find new and innovative financing models in the near future.

EESC opinion: Financing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy and the Challenges in Financing Climate Change Adaptation (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

Adopted on 10/06/2020
Reference: 
ECO/505-EESC-2020-2020-00463-00-00-TRA
Plenary session: 
552 -
Jun 10, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak will have a deep and negative impact on the achievement of the SDGs and the objectives of the European Green Deal. For this reason, the EESC insists on the need to face this urgent threat as soon as possible and focus our recovery efforts without undue delay on the SDGs and the Green Deal. The Sustainable Europe Investment Plan (SEIP) is the first comprehensive policy measure to fulfil very ambitious targets of carbon neutrality until 2050 in line with the EU Green Deal. While saluting the Green Deal's ambitions, the EESC regrets the lack of consistency with the budgetary allocation within the next Multiannual Financial Framework and also expresses its doubts about the effectiveness of climate mainstreaming in all EU programmes and calls on the Member States to involve civil society organisations in pushing for climate-proof EU spending.

EESC opinion: European Green Deal Investment Plan

Adopted on 10/06/2020
Reference: 
INT/892-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
552 -
Jun 10, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

This exploratory opinion of the incoming Croatian Presidency should concentrate on the question, how the achievements and advantages of the Single Market could be better presented to the citizens and businesses in order to ensure their support in further efforts towards developing a comprehensive and long-term Single Market strategy for the future.

EESC opinion: A Single Market for All (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

Adopted on 10/06/2020
Reference: 
ECO/504-EESC-2020
Plenary session: 
552 -
Jun 10, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

EESC opinion: Just Transition Fund and amendments to the Common Provisions Regulation

Adopted on 05/05/2020
Reference: 
NAT/780-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
Ses -
May 05, 2020 May 07, 2020

The new CAP comes with significant changes. Transitional rules are needed to ensure a smooth transition from the current to the next CAP period.

EESC opinion: European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) in the year 2021

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European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) in the year 2021

Adopted on 05/05/2020
Reference: 
SOC/628-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
Ses -
May 05, 2020 May 07, 2020

The EU's demographic situation requires a holistic approach that embraces social and economic policies, active labour market and cohesion policies, policies supporting families, measures for ageing workers etc. The best answer to the labour drain related to internal migration is the social and economic upward convergence of Member States. The COVID-19 crisis will strongly affect the policies on demographic challenges. We need urgent measures to protect citizens from the negative effects of this crisis.

EESC opinion: Demographic challenges in the EU in light of economic and development inequalities (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

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