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Adopted on 23/05/2012
Reference: 
INT/606-EESC-2012-1292
Plenary session: 
481 -
May 23, 2012 May 24, 2012

The EESC welcomes the actions proposed by the Commission to develop tools to improve awareness of the sector and the visibility of social enterprise and is pleased to note that the Commission has taken on board several points from its exploratory opinion on the same issue. The EESC calls on Member States to develop national frameworks for the growth and development of that kind of enterprise.

EESC opinion: Social Business Initiative

Adopted on 14/12/2016
Reference: 
TEN/608-EESC-2016
Plenary session: 
521 -
Dec 14, 2016 Dec 15, 2016

EESC opinion: Strengthening Europe's Cyber Resilience system

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Cyber security: new rules to protect Europe's infrastructure

Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Directive of the EP and of the Council concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union

Joint Communication to the EP, the Council, the EESC and the CoR: Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union: An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace

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

Adopted on 26/01/2017
Reference: 
TEN/611-EESC-2016
Plenary session: 
522 -
Jan 25, 2017 Jan 26, 2017
  • The EESC welcomes the Communication from the Commission confirming the importance of Internet connectivity for the Digital Single Market and the need for Europe to deploy now the networks for its digital future.
  • The EESC notes that the Strategic Objectives for 2025 are ambitious but realistic, although they are largely dependent on national funding (private and public). There is a particular need for public investments to cover all remotes areas and guarantee minimum digital access for the vulnerable members of our society.
  • The EESC agrees with the proposal to introduce a voucher system for small communities and SMEs and supports the free "WIFI4EU" initiative for all Europeans in public places, public administrations, libraries and hospitals as well as outdoor spaces even. It recommends following eIDAS digital identity, which offers guarantees for data protection and public security against.

EESC opinion: European Gigabit Society

Adopted on 06/07/2017
Reference: 
TEN/605-EESC-2016
Plenary session: 
527 -
Jul 05, 2017 Jul 06, 2017

EESC opinion: Application of State aid rules for compensating the provision of services of general economic interest (Decision 2012/21/UE and Community Framework)

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