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

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Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
INT/841-EESC-2018-01917-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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: 
TEN/668-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

EESC opinion: European Maritime Single Window environment + Electronic freight transport information

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
TEN/677-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomes the fact that the European Commission has established a Digital Europe programme, which underscores the intention to make Europe a leading player in digitalisation and to increase its economic strength and competitiveness on the world stage. The aim of the Digital Europe programme is to enable a digital single market and to shape the digital transformation in a positive way for all citizens of Europe.

EESC opinion: Digital Europe programme

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
ECO/471-EESC-2018-02774-00-00
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

The EESC welcomes these proposals on sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBSs), which fit into the broader context of completing the Banking Union and building a Capital Markets Union (CMU). Moreover, the proposals also have the potential to make a positive contribution to financial stability and resilience. The EESC has been strongly advocating a weakening of the link between banks and their home countries ("sovereigns") and therefore welcomes that SBBSs aim to contribute to this. The EESC considers that in conceptual terms, the idea of SBBSs is an attractive one and feels that the only way to find out whether banks will switch from bonds from their home countries to SBBSs for their investments and whether investors will be prepared to buy "junior" tranches in sufficient quantities to justify the creation of SBBSs, is to test this new financial instrument - the SBBS - on the market.

EESC opinion: EU sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBS)

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
ECO/467-EESC-2018-02767-00-00
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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: Sustainable Finance: Taxonomy and Benchmarks

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
INT/846-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
537 -
Sep 19, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT), thanks to its interconnectivity of persons and objects, offers a vast range of opportunities for individuals and businesses. These opportunities must be backed by a series of safeguards and controls so as to ensure introduction of the IoT is problem-free. With this opinion the EESC aims to  promote awareness-raising and digital capacity-building initiatives and calls inter alia on the European institutions and EU Member States to ensure that security and privacy are protection by building appropriate regulatory frameworks that contain strict monitoring and control provisions.

EESC opinion: Trust, privacy and consumer security in the Internet of Things (IoT) (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
NAT/739-EESC-2018-02466
Plenary session: 
537 -
Sep 19, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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)

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