Opinions

  • Ongoing (updated on 14/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/223-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Hungary
    (Belgium
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    In March 2024, the European Commission will launch a Water Resilience Initiative, as announced by President von der Leyen in her 2023 State of the Union Speech. CCMI will work on an opinion as a follow-up to the EESC call for an EU Blue Deal. This will contribute to feed the public debate about achieving water resilience, in particular ahead of the European Elections and will also provide input to the next Commission mandate.

  • Ongoing (updated on 08/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    TEN/831-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    590
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 08/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2023
    Reference
    INT/1028-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    586
    -

    EU competitiveness beyond 2030: looking ahead at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Single Market.

    EESC section opinion: Long-term competitiveness strategy
  • Ongoing (updated on 07/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Reference
    INT/1039-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The purpose of the opinion is to contribute to the further development of the foresight in the EU policy-making. The opinion will comment on the Commission's 2023 Annual foresight Report, which focused on the sustainability and people's wellbeing at the heart of Europe's Open Strategic Autonomy.

  • Ongoing (updated on 07/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    ECO/636-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    586
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 07/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    INT/1049-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The proposal for a Directive to amend the Package Travel Directive aims to make the protection of travellers more effective, including in crisis situations.

  • Ongoing (updated on 02/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    TEN/833-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Czech Republic
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 02/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    ECO/642-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    Climate change is a matter of urgency and demands a green shift in our economies. To achieve the EU's climate targets, a profound modernisation of the capital stock is needed. This entails a massive expansion of public investments. The need for an EU-level investment fund to finance the green transition is also a matter of economic strength and sustainable competitiveness. One central element of closing the financing gap is an investment friendly reform of the EU fiscal rules. While the reform process is still ongoing and is supposed to be finished by the end of this legislature, it is already clear that the fiscal space for public investments at national level will not significantly increase with the reform.

  • Ongoing (updated on 02/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Reference
    SOC/793-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Workers - GR II
    Hungary
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 02/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    SOC/787-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    588
    -