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

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    INT/1056-EESC-EESC-2024-00655-00-00-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    Belgium
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    589
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    Public Procurement was better framed in successive EU regulations and, with a view to more accessible and transparent access to it, the procedures were formulated in a more supportive manner. Its importance will continue to increase, both at a national level in the Member States and at a more local level.

    Several challenges remain Particularly at the national level, the size and volume play to the advantage of larger companies that can rely on experience and expertise when drawing up files. At a more local level, there are opportunities for MSMEs and, even more specifically, for companies in the social economy. These opportunities require active attention and guidance from both the requesting and offering parties.

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    TEN/832-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Hungary
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    590
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    SOC/798-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Lithuania
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    SOC/773-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Germany
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    587
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    SOC/794-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Greece
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Reference
    NAT/894-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Hungary
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    585
    -

    Microplastics are persistent, very mobile, and hard to remove from nature. Microplastics are widespread in the world and in the human body, and a cause of growing concerns. Plastic pellets are found in water and soil, including agricultural lands, and harm ecosystems and biodiversity. Plastic pellets are the one of the largest sources of unintentional microplastic pollution.

    For the first time, the European Commission proposes measures to prevent microplastic pollution from the unintentional release of plastic pellets.

    EESC opinion: Preventing plastic pellet losses to reduce microplastics pollution
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    SOC/797-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Germany
  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/07/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/219-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    (Italy
    EESC section opinion: A European Innovation Stress Test for an innovative and forward-looking industrial policy: the example of the pharmaceutical sector
  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Reference
    ECO/630-EESC-2023-04451
    Plenary session number
    586
    -

    At the request of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the EESC is drawing up this opinion to suggest recommendations on how to tackle inequalities, foster upwards social convergence and strengthen social security systems and ensure its long-term affordability, in an EU economic governance framework/European Semester defined around debt sustainability, productive investments and reforms. This opinion is also focusing on the implications of such a framework for the European Semester, and the further strengthening of the social pillar herein. Finally, the opinion also looks at ways of continuing to further develop fiscal instruments that have a stabilising role at the European level, based e.g. on the experience of SURE.

  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/224-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    (Ireland
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    The European Commission has requested from the EESC an exploratory opinion on industrial and technological approaches and best practices supporting a water resilient society. Building on EESC's previous work on the EU Blue Deal, this exploratory opinion aims to make concrete recommendations on how to boost the development and uptake of new water technologies and best practices in the EU and support notably industries in the transformation towards a water-resilient society, taking into account sectoral constraints.