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Adopted on 18/10/2017
Reference: 
INT/828-EESC-2017-03200-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
529 -
Oct 18, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

Since the launch of the Digital Single Market strategy in May 2015, the Commission has delivered on all key measures and presented 35 proposals in total. The Commission calls for swift co-legislative agreements and for all parties to ensure that the measures proposed are rapidly adopted and implemented to allow people and businesses in the EU to fully benefit from a functional Digital Single Market. With the DSM's results among the more tangible for EU citizens, the EESC is particularly interested in the impact on consumers.

EESC opinion: Digital Single Market: Mid-term review

Adopted on 27/04/2016
Reference: 
INT/775-EESC-2015-06292-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
516 -
Apr 27, 2016 Apr 28, 2016

In this Opinion on two proposals for directives (on supply of digital content and online sales), the Committee disagrees with the legal basis chosen by the Commission and proposes Article 169 TFEU instead; as a consequence, the Committee thinks that the measures adopted should be based on minimum harmonisation and would have preferred the use of a regulation instead of a directive.

EESC opinion: Digital contract rights

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
REX/515-EESC-2018-EESC-2018-04576-00-00-PAC-TRA
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

This proposal comes in the context of the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework. Communications set the main priorities and overall budgetary framework for EU external action programmes under the heading ‘Neighbourhood and the World’. One such priority is a Council Decision on the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories with the European Union, including relations between the European Union on the one hand, and Greenland and the Kingdom of Denmark on the other.

EESC opinion: Overseas Association Decision

Ongoing (updated on 19/11/2018)
Reference: 
SOC/611-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

The objective of the opinion, requested by the Romanian Presidency, is to explore which measures and initiatives should be taken at EU and national level in order to promote organised philanthropy and eliminate barriers within the internal market that are hindering the realisation of its full potential, so as to maximize its contribution to EU values, such as cohesion, social justice and European Policies, and to the competitiveness of the European economy.
The opinion is expected to feed into the Romanian presidency programme and into the political priorities for the new Commission.

Information memo: European Philanthropy: an untapped potential

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
ECO/475-EESC-2018-02936-00-00
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

The EESC agrees with the aims of the Council Recommendation and with some of its proposals. However, it expresses its disagreement with the proposal for the aggregate fiscal stance of the euro area to be neutral, as well as with the way that the recommendation on salaries is formulated.

 

EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2018 (additional opinion)

Ongoing (updated on 19/11/2018)
Reference: 
INT/875-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

The exploratory opinion will aim to show how to boost social economy enterprises. It will seek to identify the best ways to strengthen their role in addressing tomorrow's challenges, in particular in the social field.

Information memo: Social economy enterprises' contribution to a more cohesive and democratic Europe

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
SOC/597-EESC-2018-02962-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

The EESC welcomes the proposal for the ESF+ to improve merge funds and simplify procedures, but is critical of a financial cut in EU cohesion policy, and, as regards the ESF+, of the 6% decrease of the funding allocated to it. It calls for 30% of total resources for economic, social and territorial cohesion policies to be allocated to the ESF+ and for 30% of the ESF+ resources to be earmarked for social inclusion measures.

EESC opinion: European Social Fund+

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Follow-up to SOC/537 Tackling poverty and social exclusion

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