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In this own-initiative opinion approved during its October plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) supports the European Central Bank (ECB) in its assessment of the risks and benefits of introducing a digital euro. The EESC believes the adoption of a digital euro will benefit everyone in the euro area by making payment transactions quicker and more efficient, but financial and digital inclusiveness will be crucial for its potential roll-out. The EESC will continue to follow the work of the ECB as it considers the design of a possible digital euro.


At its September plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) reiterates its strong support for the Green Deal commitments, even though the economic effects on the ongoing war in Ukraine cannot be disregarded. The EESC adopted an own-initiative opinion on the EU industry decarbonisation technologies.  The EESC reiterates the need to maintain a solid industrial basis in the EU.


The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) takes a firm stand on energy in an opinion adopted at its September plenary: the Commission's proposal is a step in the right direction to guarantee the EU's energy independence from Russia, but these emergency measures should not create new dependencies or harm the efforts to achieve climate neutrality as soon as possible.