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Adopted on 25/09/2019
Reference: 
INT/886-EESC-2019-01847
Plenary session: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The EESC would like a vigorous SME-friendly initiative (Act Small First) to be implemented with a view to achieving this objective, and calls for the Think small first principle and the SME test to be evaluated. The goal here will be to make these tools more effective and to design SME-compatible legislation so that SMEs can develop within the single market on the basis of complete legal certainty...

EESC opinion: Better Regulation stocktaking (Communication)

Adopted on 25/09/2019
Reference: 
SOC/615-EESC-2019-01355
Plenary session: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The EESC notes that the Global Compact is a non-binding instrument that does not create new obligations for EU Member States and its content is fully in line with the principles and values of the European Union, most notably Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union, which includes – as its main values – respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. The EESC therefore regrets the fact that the Compact has not been approved by all Member States and recommends that the EU clarify and build on the Compact's objectives using appropriate mechanisms.

EESC opinion: Implementation of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration based on EU values (own-initiative opinion)

Adopted on 25/09/2019
Reference: 
INT/888-EESC-2019-03042-00-01-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

With this opinion the EESC wishes to highlight the scale of Dieselgate and regrets that the Commission was not able to anticipate these events by means of effective measures from the outset. The EESC further considers that the solution put forward in this proposal should not be limited to dealing with an issue of form, without genuinely serving the applicants' interests. Lastly the EESC also fears that, by empowering the Commission to issue delegated acts under the terms it sets out, the proposal would undermine not only the effectiveness of the legislation but also the intentions of the legislator when establishing these delegated act.

EESC opinion: Motor vehicles - emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles - repair and maintenance information (amendment)

Adopted on 25/09/2019
Reference: 
SOC/614-EESC-2019
Plenary session: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

EESC opinion: The European Pillar of Social Rights – evaluation of the initial implementation and recommendations for the future (own-initiative opinion)

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