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En curso (updated on 24/06/2019)
Referencia: 
SOC/614-EESC-2019
Pleno: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

Information memo: The European Pillar of Social Rights – evaluation of the initial implementation and recommendations for the future (own-initiative opinion)

En curso (updated on 24/06/2019)
Referencia: 
SOC/620-EESC-2019
Pleno: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

Information memo: The new role of public employment services (PES) in the context of the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

En curso (updated on 24/06/2019)
Referencia: 
SOC/583-EESC-2018

Against a background of rising poverty levels during the crisis, levels that remain high in many Member States, in particular among the unemployed, this own-initiative opinion would address the huge differences in levels of protection under national unemployment insurance systems within the EU.
Possible standards in this respect could be:

  • a minimum standard for the net replacement rate of unemployment benefits;
  • a minimum standard of coverage ratio of unemployed people receiving unemployment payments;
  • a minimum standard for the duration of unemployment benefit entitlement;
  • a right to (re)qualification and training

With the objective of promoting upward social convergence within the EU, the proposal for such standards is a concrete step towards effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights recently announced by the EU institutions in Gothenburg.

Information memo: Common minimum standards in the field of unemployment insurance in EU Member States – a concrete step towards the effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

En curso (updated on 24/06/2019)
Referencia: 
NAT/765-EESC-2019
Pleno: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The EESC is currently drafting an opinion that aims to define what "the sustainable economy we need" should look like by exploring new economic models, investment decisions vis-à-vis technological advances as well as novel indicators for growth and competitiveness. 

Information memo: The sustainable economy we need (own-initiative opinion)

En curso (updated on 24/06/2019)
Referencia: 
TEN/691-EESC-2019
Pleno: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

Information memo: Transport, energy and services of general interest as drivers of sustainable European growth through the digital revolution (own-initiative opinion)

Aprobados on 17/10/2018
Referencia: 
TEN/666-EESC-2018
Pleno: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

The EESC welcomes the Third Mobility Package, however, it notes that the Commission's proposal is limited almost exclusively to road transport. In order to develop effectively sustainable and safe mobility, a more ambitious project needs to be developed, taking all available forms of transport into consideration, with a particular focus on intermodality in freight and passenger transport.

EESC opinion: Sustainable mobility for Europe (Communication)

Aprobados on 11/07/2018
Referencia: 
TEN/661-EESC-2018
Pleno: 
536 -
Jul 11, 2018 Jul 12, 2018

Transport is a vital enabler of several SDGs. It contributes strongly to the SDGs regarding economic development, industry and SMEs, as well as trade and investment. Consequently, it also helps achieve the SDGs that aim to promote employment and well-being, and to reduce inequalities and exclusion. Meanwhile, transport presents many challenges with respect to the SDGs, such as the need to reduce climate and environmental impacts, to improve transport systems and traffic safety, and to manage concerns related to jobs and decent work.

The EESC calls on the Commission to prepare a new, integrated policy framework for the next generation of transport policy. Moreover, it calls on the Commission to assess the SDG indicators from the transport point of view and to enhance the development of indicators that are relevant, give a realistic and informative picture of developments, and are in line with the integrated approach.

EESC opinion: Role of transport in realising the sustainable development goals, and consequent implications for EU policy-making (own-initiative opinion)

Aprobados on 19/04/2018
Referencia: 
TEN/655-EESC-2017
Pleno: 
534 -
Apr 18, 2018 Apr 19, 2018

The EESC considers that the strong position of the European industry must be maintained and used to accelerate, transform and consolidate the EU economy's clean energy transition, with the important goal of achieving leadership in new technologies on the world market.

The Committee welcomes the general technology-neutral approach, notes, however, that it is far from sure that our future mobility will be all-electric, and other propulsion technologies, such as hydrogen or completely fossil-free liquid fuels, also provide big potential for clean mobility.

The EESC welcomes the initiatives intended to restore consumer confidence in the automotive industry and the regulatory system by means of realistic emission standards and new test procedures.

EESC opinion: Achieving low emission mobility targets (Communication)

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