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Opinion
Adopted on 08/12/2021
Reference: 
ECO/555-EESC-2021-02524-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
565 -
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

The EESC laments the severity of the money laundering phenomenon in the EU. Current European legislation is largely inadequate in the face of coordination failures and national divergences, and therefore strongly supports the Anti Money Laundering legislative package, in particular the creation and design of the new European Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) with direct supervisory powers.

EESC opinion: Anti-Money Laundering Legislative Package

Opinion
Adopted on 08/12/2021
Reference: 
ECO/551-EESC-2021-02636
Plenary session: 
565 -
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

The EESC believes that an economic transition from a model driven by growth to one predicated on sustainability is inevitable. Given the sheer complexity of and the huge challenges posed by this transition, the proposals for new indicators set out in this opinion are only one example of approaches that could be taken when it comes to tools for measuring the social, economic and environmental situation. A concise "Beyond GDP" scoreboard should be designed and incorporated into the European Green Deal scoreboard and the European economic governance process. Indicators that look beyond GDP must be able to do more than merely monitor and measure: they must inform policy development, improve communication and promote target setting.

EESC opinion: Beyond GDP measures for a successful recovery and a sustainable and resilient EU economy (Own-initiative opinion)

Opinion
Ongoing (updated on 24/05/2022)
Reference: 
ECO/561-EESC-2021-03929
Plenary session: 
569 -
May 18, 2022 May 19, 2022

The EESC considers that it is necessary to add new own resources to cover the debt repayment resulting from borrowing under the NextGenerationEU initiative without jeopardising the budgets of other EU programmes and instruments, or substantially increasing the Gross National Income (GNI)-based resource contribution. Although the Commission proposals as set out in the communication are deemed necessary, EESC believes that the Commission should ensure that the design of the new system is based on achieving equity and fairness, efficiency, transparency, simplicity and stability, with a focus on competitiveness and applying solidarity where necessary.

EESC opinion: Proposal for an own resources decision

Opinion
Adopted on 27/01/2021
Reference: 
TEN/718-EESC-2020

The EESC considers that the European Union must overcome the COVID-19 crisis by building a new model for society, one which will make our economies more green, just and resistant to future shocks. European recovery funds must enable businesses, innovators, workers and investors to affirm their role as world leaders in the expanding clean energy markets.

EESC opinion: Hydrogen strategy (Communication)

Opinion
Adopted on 27/01/2021
Reference: 
TEN/717-EESC-2020

The European Economic and social Committee (EESC) supports the Commission's intention as set out in its Communication: integration of the electricity system with the heat and transport system is vital to reach the goals of climate neutrality, security of energy supply, including reduction of energy imports, and the goal of affordable prices for Europe's consumers and the European economy.

EESC opinion: EU Strategy for Energy System Integration

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