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

Pages

Displaying 61 - 70 of 778
Adopted on 12/12/2018
Reference: 
TEN/680-EESC-2018

The EESC notes that achieving clean energy is a high priority and to this end fusion energy is recognised as a potential long-term solution with Europe being at the forefront of developing fusion technologies which are carbon-free, sustainable and help secure our mix of energy supplies.

The EESC emphasises that the high level of long-term investment needed for the development of a fusion power plant does still entail some industrial risk, but in the event of success the realisation of a fusion power plant would be a newly introduced factor that would significantly change the existing energy supply by providing a disruptive innovation, with fusion fuel being abundant and virtually inexhaustible.

EESC opinion: MFF and ITER

Adopted on 12/12/2018
Reference: 
INT/873-EESC-2018-04953-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
539 -
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the action of the Union following its accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

EESC opinion: Action of the Union following its accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

Adopted on 18/10/2018
Reference: 
SOC/598-EESC-2018-02955-00-01-AC-TRA

The EESC welcomes the proposal for economic corrective measures regarding Member States that commit serious violations of the rule of law in Europe, and recommends that the interdependence between democracy, fundamental rights and the rule of law is better reflected.  The Commission should develop further channels for debate on Article 2 TEU values, and should include the EESC in this work. The EESC reiterates its call for the creation of a system of regular and independent monitoring of the implementation of these values in the Member States.

EESC opinion: The Union's budget and the rule of law

Adopted on 18/10/2018
Reference: 
NAT/750-EESC-2018-03220

The proposal is intended to introduce some targeted changes to Council Decision No 1313/2013/EU on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), under which the European Union supports, coordinates and supplements the action of Member States in the field of civil protection to prevent, prepare for and respond to natural and man-made disasters within and outside the Union. The proposal acknowledges that disaster prevention efforts are crucial to limit the need for crisis and emergency support.

EESC opinion: Strengthen EU's civil protection response - rescEU

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
INT/870-EESC-2018-04010-00-00-AC-TRA

The Committee believes that the amount of funding allocated is insufficient considering the aims to be pursued and considers it important to provide equipment with the commensurate speed to those customs offices under greatest pressure to carry out controls, such as sea border offices.

EESC opinion: Establishing, as part of the Integrated Border Management Fund, the instrument for financial support for customs control equipment

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
INT/841-EESC-2018-01917-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC supports the proposals that enhance the international competitiveness of SMEs, reduce cost, harmonise and simplify processes for registration, filing of company changes and conversions. It believes that guidance by the Commission to the Member States on transposition of the directives is useful.

EESC opinion: Package on European company law

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
INT/859-EESC-2018-03034-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC welcomes in principle the integration of five predecessor programmes (and of the European Statistical Programme, though that extends beyond the scope of the single market) and a number of budget headings into a single market programme, as it can be expected to produce synergies and improve cost efficiency. Due to steadily increasing volume of work in consumer protection policy EESC urges the Commission to further develop cooperation with consumer networks and organisations and to increase funding for consumer protection. It is also concerned that the negotiations on the EU financial framework could result in cuts and thus in a lower budget than in the past.

EESC opinion: Single market programme

Pages