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Adopted on 27/05/2015
Reference: 
ECO/381-EESC-2015-01828-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenary session: 
508 -
May 27, 2015 May 28, 2015

The EESC welcomes the Proposal for a Directive presented by the European Commission, through which the Commission is continuing to implement the measures included in the action plan to strengthen the fight against tax fraud and tax evasion. Information on advance tax rulings and advance pricing arrangements is very important and can help the Member States to trace artificial transactions. The EESC recommends that the Member States make efforts to ensure that the provisions of the proposal for a directive are transposed correctly.

EESC opinion: Tax Transparency Package

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
ECO/473-EESC-2018-3003-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC considers the proposed European Investment Stabilisation Function (EISF) as a step towards closer euro area integration, and possibly an attempt to encourage non-euro Member States to join the single currency. However, the EESC is of the view that a well-crafted union-wide insurance scheme that acts as an automatic stabiliser amidst macroeconomic shocks would be more effective than the proposed EISF.

 

EESC opinion: European Investment Stabilisation Function

Adopted on 04/05/2011
Reference: 
CCMI/80-EESC-2011-805

In the framework of this opinion a hearing (Agricultural machinery and construction and handling equipment: what is the best way out of the crisis?) was organized in Bologna, Italy, on 11 November 2010.

Agricultural machinery, construction and handling equipment: what is the best way out of the crisis?

Adopted on 17/10/2018
Reference: 
ECO/474-EESC-2018-3065

The EESC welcomes the fact that the package of regulations on the future multiannual financial framework includes the InvestEU proposal to strengthen investment activity in the EU, including long-term investment projects that are of high public interest, while also respecting the sustainable development criteria. In order to guarantee that this programme operates successfully, the Committee underlines the importance of the involvement of civil society organisations and social and economic partners. The EESC appreciates the European Commission's efforts to create an umbrella financial instrument by the InvestEU programme that will result in unified management, enhanced transparency and potential for synergies. The EESC appreciates the fact that, in addition to promoting sustainable infrastructure, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and research and innovation, the InvestEU programme also focuses on social investment and skills.

 

 

EESC opinion: InvestEU

Adopted on 04/05/2011
Reference: 
CCMI/86-EESC-2011-809

The effect of the financial and economic crisis on the distribution of labour force among the productive sectores, with a special regard to SME's (exploratory opinion requested by the Hungarian presidency)

Adopted on 22/05/2013
Reference: 
ECO/348-EESC-2013-3043
Plenary session: 
490 -
May 22, 2013 May 23, 2013

The Committee gives a guarded welcome to the two communications from the Commission on the introduction of a Competitiveness and Convergence Instrument and on ex-ante coordination of plans for major economic policy reforms. It is disappointing that they provide little additional detail to the concepts already outlined in the Blueprint, which therefore renders assessment difficult. While these two proposals could be a help to Member States in difficulty, restoring growth and capacity to the most needy areas may be hampered or delayed because the focus of concern is that the measures taken must also benefit the euro area as a whole. The Committee questions the added value of a CCI and the additional bureaucratic burden that the proposed ex-ante coordination may bring. The EESC wishes to continue the debate as developments evolve.

CCI / Major economic policy reforms

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