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Opinion
Adopted on 24/05/2012
Reference: 
INT/587-EESC-2012-1289
Plenary session: 
481 -
May 23, 2012 May 24, 2012

The opinion makes a contribution to analysis and proposals on an issue that the European institutions should deal with more energy, cohesion and above all with a clear and definite will to eradicate the phenomenon.

EESC opinion: Tax and financial havens

Opinion
Adopted on 23/05/2012
Reference: 
INT/623-EESC-2012-1294
Plenary session: 
481 -
May 23, 2012 May 24, 2012

The EESC welcomes the Commission proposal but highlights the fact that it can only be one component of dedicated financial instruments for social businesses. The Committee reminds the Commission that some elements of the proposal have to be clarified in order to allow such funds to be successful, both for the financial community and for the final beneficiaries.

EESC opinion: European Social Entrepreneurship Funds

Opinion
Adopted on 26/04/2012
Reference: 
INT/612-EESC-2012-1035
Plenary session: 
480 -
Apr 25, 2012 Apr 26, 2012

The EESC is fully supportive of the revised directive and it finds much in the regulation which it can support. The EESC has a major concern about the applicability of the regulation to SMEs and it recommends that the more radical proposals be revised.

EESC opinion: Annual accounts and consolidated accounts - Audit - public interest entities

Opinion
Adopted on 26/04/2012
Reference: 
INT/620-EESC-2012-1036
Plenary session: 
480 -
Apr 25, 2012 Apr 26, 2012

The opinion deals with European Venture Capital sector, which is closely linked to Europe's global competitiveness. The growth of this sector is an objective of the overall Europe 2020 Strategy and also one of the key priorities of the SME action plan. The EESC welcomes the regulation but draws attention to several limitations, which may weaken the anticipated impact.

EESC opinion: European Venture Capital Funds

Opinion
Adopted on 29/03/2012
Reference: 
ECO/321-EESC-2012-818
Plenary session: 
479 -
Mar 28, 2012 Mar 29, 2012

The proposal for an EU financial transaction tax seeks to change the short term oriented behaviour of financial actors whilst at the same time providing an own resource to the budget of the European Union that could considerably reduce the contributions by Member States based on their gross national income (GNI). The second initiative is in line with the treaties and wants the EU- budged be to a higher extent be financed by own resources. This would also put an end to the ongoing "juste retour" discussions that jeopardises the European project. The EESC welcomes these two Commission initiatives.

Financial Transaction Tax

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