Life below water

  • Ongoing (updated on 15/03/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    INT/1056-EESC-00655-00-00-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    Belgium
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    Public Procurement was better framed in successive EU regulations and, with a view to more accessible and transparent access to it, the procedures were formulated in a more supportive manner. Its importance will continue to increase, both at a national level in the Member States and at a more local level.

    Several challenges remain Particularly at the national level, the size and volume play to the advantage of larger companies that can rely on experience and expertise when drawing up files. At a more local level, there are opportunities for MSMEs and, even more specifically, for companies in the social economy. These opportunities require active attention and guidance from both the requesting and offering parties.

  • Adopted on 17/01/2024 - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    NAT/923-EESC-2024
    Plenary session number
    584
    -
    EESC opinion: Targets for fixing fishing opportunities
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    NAT/909-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Czech Republic
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Revision of the Mercury Regulation
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    NAT/903-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all developed and developing countries in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

    EESC opinion: EU and Agenda 2030: strengthening the implementation of the SDGs
    EESC contribution to the EU Voluntary Review
  • Adopted on 15/06/2022 - Bureau decision date: 19/10/2021
    Reference
    NAT/850-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    EESC opinion: Management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Convention of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
  • Adopted on 27/01/2021 - Bureau decision date: 11/12/2020
    Reference
    NAT/812-EESC-2021
    EESC opinion: Fishing authorisations for Union fishing vessels in United Kingdom waters and fishing operations of United Kingdom fishing vessels in Union waters
  • Adopted on 27/01/2021
    Reference
    NAT/810-EESC-2020-01-01-05637
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    EESC opinion: Establishing a catch documentation programme for bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus)
  • Adopted on 27/01/2021 - Bureau decision date: 15/09/2020
    Reference
    NAT/801-EESC-2020-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    Portugal

    The Atlantic maritime strategy was adopted in 2011 to support the sustainable development of blue economy in the EU Member States bordering the Atlantic. In 2013, the European Commission put forward an Atlantic action plan to implement the strategy.

    To give a new boost to a sustainable maritime economy that can create jobs, the European Commission proposes to update the priorities for regional cooperation, following stakeholders’ consultation. The update is also a fresh contribution to Europe’s recovery from the unprecedented socio-economic crisis triggered by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

    EESC opinion: Revised action plan for the Atlantic strategy
  • Adopted on 02/12/2020 - Bureau decision date: 15/09/2020
    Reference
    NAT/799-EESC-2020
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    EESC opinion: Fisheries – transposition of IATTC measures
  • Adopted on 29/10/2020 - Bureau decision date: 15/09/2020
    Reference
    NAT/802-EESC-2020
    EESC opinion: Canary Islands – extension of tariff quotas for fishery products