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Adopted on 12/12/2018
Reference: 
SOC/609-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
539 -
Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

The EESC welcomes the Commission proposal on preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online, while calling for the indeterminate legal concepts such as "terrorist information, terrorist acts, terrorist groups or advocacy of terrorism" to be defined as precisely as possible. The EESC highlights the need to assess the effects of the application of this proposal on SMEs, as well as to consider transition arrangements facilitating their adaptation and a level playing field.

EESC opinion: Preventing the dissemination of terrorist content online

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
SOC/600-EESC-2018-03636-00-02-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

The EESC welcomes the new funds, very different to each other, that will give continuity to the work undertaken, and approves of the increase in their financial allocation. Equal treatment and anti-discrimination policies represent the pillars of European policies, including those concerning the integration of third-country nationals. The removal of the word "integration" from the title is worrying, as this could be seen as reflecting diminishing concern for this aspect. The Committee welcomes the importance given to flexibility in both funds, as this entails acknowledging the importance of better reflecting the needs of each Member States within the framework of joint action.

EESC opinion: Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF) and Integrated Border Management Fund

Adopted on 18/10/2018
Reference: 
SOC/593-EESC-2018
Plenary session: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

In this opinion, the EESC considers that whisteblower protection apart from protecting whistleblowers, is an important tool to help companies to better address unlawful and unethical acts. It thinks that the directive's scope should be assessed on the basis of the evaluation of its implementation, and that it should be broad enough to safeguard the general interest. The Committee makes further recommendations:

EESC opinion: Strengthening whistleblower protection at EU level

Adopted on 11/07/2018
Reference: 
SOC/595-EESC-2018-02736-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
536 -
Jul 11, 2018 Jul 12, 2018

Le CESE estime que la directive devrait présenter un meilleur équilibre entre les droits fondamentaux des personnes et la nécessité de garantir une meilleure application de la législation touchant à la lutte contre la criminalité et à sa répression.

Le CESE formule un certain nombre de recommandations concrètes, portant notamment sur les points suivants:

EESC opinion: Rules facilitating the use of financial and other information in criminal cases

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