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En curso (updated on 30/09/2020)
Referencia: 
NAT/798-EESC
Pleno: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

The revamped Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) is a tool through which the EU supports, coordinates and supplements actions of EU Member States in the field of civil protection in order to prevent, prepare and respond to natural and man-made disasters within and outside the EU. The new proposal aims to strengthen the UCPM to ensure that the EU and its Member States are better prepared to respond to large-scale emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

En curso (updated on 29/09/2020)
Referencia: 
INT/915-EESC
Pleno: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a considerable negative impact on the motorcycle industry including through the disruption of production sites and a drop in demand. The European Union must support manufacturers by allowing more flexibility in complying with the deadlines imposed by emission standards in relation to end-of-series vehicles.

En curso (updated on 23/09/2020)
Referencia: 
INT/902-EESC

The aim of this opinion is to promote European legislation on circular public procurement, through convergence between the main purpose of the contract and environmental protection, greater attention to small and micro-enterprises, local production and the protection of social rights. This can be achieved by looking for and favouring solutions with a lower impact on the environment throughout their lifespan.

En curso (updated on 23/09/2020)
Referencia: 
INT/903-EESC
Pleno: 
556 -
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 03, 2020
Own-initiative opinion postponed to the autumn

The purpose of the opinion is to examine the extent to which existing EU company law currently serves as an "expedient" for the politically-desirable Green Deal and which gaps still need to be closed, in particular regarding corporate social responsibility obligations. The opinion will aim at following-up on the European Commission's initiative on due diligence and broadening the debate on sustainable corporate governance interlinking the social, environmental and economic dimensions.

En curso (updated on 23/09/2020)
Referencia: 
INT/900-EESC
Own-initiative opinion postponed to the autumn

The purpose of the own-initiative opinion is to contribute to the further development of the Better Regulation agenda and, as part of it, the Fit-For-Future Platform (the envisaged successor of the REFIT Platform) as foresight is to be integrated in the EU policy-making.

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