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Adopted on 19/09/2018
Reference: 
INT/857-EESC-2018-02875-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC regrets that the Commission has not taken this opportunity to anticipate the changes connected to driverless motor vehicles, despite the comments included in the impact assessment accompanying the proposal. The EESC recommends that the Commission set, as regards harmonisation of minimum amounts of cover, a final deadline for completing the implementation of minimum compensation thresholds.

EESC opinion: Civil liability insurance/motor vehicles

Adopted on 20/09/2017
Reference: 
INT/822-EESC-2017-01765-00-00-AC-TRA

The Commission has identified three main strands of further work to move a step closer to a genuine Single Market for financial services:

Increase consumer trust and empower consumers when buying services at home or from other Member States.

Reduce legal and regulatory obstacles affecting businesses when seeking to expand abroad.

Support the development of an innovative digital world which can overcome some of the existing barriers to the Single Market.

EESC opinion: Consumer financial services (Communication)

Adopted on 27/04/2016
Reference: 
INT/772-EESC-2015-06603-00-00-AC-TRA

With this opinion the EESC takes the opportunity to comment on how the European market for retail financial services can be further opened up. The EESC welcomes that the Commission is on track and has an ambitious programme for implementing the Action Plan on Building a Capital Markets Union, also endorsing that consumers should be given the opportunity, whenever possible, to compare different products, so they can make an informed choice.

EESC opinion: Green paper on retail financial services and insurance

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Key facts on cross-border consumer finance in Europe