The EESC issues between 160 and 190 opinions and information reports a year.
It also organises several annual initiatives and events with a focus on civil society and citizens’ participation such as the Civil Society Prize, the Civil Society Days, the Your Europe, Your Say youth plenary and the ECI Day.
The EESC brings together representatives from all areas of organised civil society, who give their independent advice on EU policies and legislation. The EESC's326 Members are organised into three groups: Employers, Workers and Various Interests.
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underlines the importance of adapting and reshaping EU competition policy in line with the rapid social and economic changes we are witnessing.
considers that the Commission managed to strike a good compromise between the unprecedented urgent need to make State aid rules flexible and the concurrent necessity to ensure a minimum base layer of regulation, as well as overall Commission oversight.
considers the Commission's legislative proposals regarding competition on digital markets to be very useful in terms of achieving harmonised rules that are able to instil confidence in citizens, consumers and SMEs (especially micro-enterprises) with regard to proper safeguarding of the competitive structure of the markets , on the one hand, and the protection of personal data, on the other.
hopes that the Commission might coordinate its competition policy with other policies strategically relevant to European businesses, such as international trade policies.