On 17 June 2016, the EESC and more particularly the Workers' Group are hosting an event to mark the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the ILO Convention No. 52 on Holidays with Pay.
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REFIT is the European Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance programme. Its declared objective is to make European legislation simpler and to contribute to a clear, stable and predictable regulatory framework in the EU.
The opinion covers a wide range of important issues in relation to developing trends in the labour market, and the benefits and challenges they create. Some issues raised would merit further consideration by the EESC in separate opinions.
The EESC welcomes the Commission's review of the European Neighbourhood Policy, which aims to redefine its goals and general approach following dramatic developments in the EU's neighbourhood.
The European institutions should ensure that Schengen is able to function and that all Member States apply the Schengen rules in the same way.
The EESC welcomes the adoption of the Paris Agreement by the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The drafting of an exploratory opinion on fairer labour mobility within the EU at the request of the Netherlands Presidency comes against a background of serious threats to the freedom of movement of workers and, in general, all persons in the EU.
In January, the European Commission presented a new legislative package to combat aggressive tax planning. The package aims to establish a transparent model of cross-border taxation which tackles tax avoidance.
On 21 April, the enlarged presidency of the Workers’ Group and British trade unions met in London to discuss the UK referendum.
On 21 April, the enlarged presidency of the European Economic and Social Committee’s Workers Group will meet British trade unions in London to discuss the UK’s EU referendum and its impact on workers.