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Aprobados on 15/07/2020
Referencia: 
INT/899-EESC-2020
Pleno: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The EESC supports the Commission's 'Long-term action plan for better implementation and enforcement of single market rules' and endorses the Communication on Identifying and tackling barriers to the single market.
The EESC believes that the insufficient or inadequate application of EU rules has been the Achilles heel of EU law and that therefore many instances of fraud and illegal behaviour have not been dealt with. It urges the Commission to include in the action plan a clearly defined role for civil society actors, entrepreneurs, workers and consumers
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Dictamen del CESE: Single Market Enforcement Action Plan

Aprobados on 15/07/2020
Referencia: 
ECO/527-EESC-2020-02808-00-00-AC-TRA
Pleno: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

Dictamen del CESE: Recovery and Resilience Facility and Technical Support Instrument

Aprobados on 15/07/2020
Referencia: 
INT/896-EESC-2020
Pleno: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The EESC welcomes this package of new initiatives in a wide range of areas and advocates a European path to digitalisation by seizing the opportunities for the economy together with the protection of our data to ensure privacy and self-determination.

Dictamen del CESE: Shaping Europe's Digital Future

Aprobados on 15/07/2020
Referencia: 
ECO/523-EESC-2020-02886-00-00-AC-TRA
Pleno: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The EESC strongly supports the Commission's proposal – Next Generation EU – as a specific tool for a quick and effective recovery.

The EESC takes a very positive view of the Commission's two main decisions:

  1. to introduce an extraordinary financial recovery instrument as part of the multiannual financial framework
  2. to raise common debt, which will be repaid over a long period of time, and prevent the extraordinary financial burden from falling directly on the Member States in the short run.

The EESC strongly welcomes the fact that the newly proposed instrument should be closely coordinated with the European Semester process, and furthermore welcomes the Commission's proposal to introduce additional genuine own resources based on different taxes (revenues from the EU Emissions Trading System, digital taxation, large companies' revenues).

Dictamen del CESE: Recovery plan for Europe and the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

Aprobados on 15/07/2020
Referencia: 
NAT/785-EESC-2020-01432
Pleno: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The opinion will provide guidance on how to build on existing structures like citizens' dialogues and assemblies, social dialogue committees in order to structure and mainstream the dialogue with civil society. It will also make recommendations about how to encourage information sharing and public understanding of climate action; how to create real and virtual spaces for exchange on climate and how to build capacity to facilitate grassroots initiatives, among others.

Dictamen del CESE: European Climate Pact (Exploratory opinion)

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EESC section opinion: European Climate Pact

Aprobados on 15/07/2020
Referencia: 
REX/529-EESC-2020
Pleno: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The unprecedented magnitude of the COVID crisis requires an unprecedented, long-term and unequivocal response. International trade is a vital tool to finance recovery ge get out of the crisis. In these efforts, the EU must stay true to its values and ensure the protection of businesses, workers and people, leaving no one behind. Recovery must be based on sustainability, and inclusive and green growth. Green Deal measures are therefore more relevant than ever.

Dictamen del CESE: A post COVID-19 emergency: the design of a New Multilateral Matrix (own-initiative opinion)

Aprobados on 15/07/2020
Referencia: 
ECO/513-EESC-2020
Pleno: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

While the recovery after COVID-19 crisis is a top priority, the EESC stresses that this should not steer the EU away from its medium and long-term objectives, as outlined in the European Green Deal, 2020 Sustainable Growth Strategy, and the European Pillar for Social Rights. There is a need for a resilient, technology-driven European economy that is defined by the protection of the environment. The EESC underlines that strategies aimed at enhanced economic sustainability need to be developed around productivity, but they cannot be allowed to happen at the expense of workers' rights and social development. The EESC advocates for re-thinking supply chains, underlines that social aspects should be emphasised, start-ups should be encouraged and that the cornerstone of sustainable economic growth in the EU should be the creation and development of a truly circular economy. Open dialogue with social partners and civil society remains key to setting the economic direction.

Dictamen del CESE: Enhancing sustainable economic growth across the EU

Aprobados on 15/07/2020
Referencia: 
CCMI/173-EESC-2020
Pleno: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The EESC welcomes the determination of the new European Commission to enhance the Union's technological sovereignty, and stress the importance of the security sector in this respect. There is no security without technology, and Europe must master the technologies that are crucial for its security.

Dictamen del CESE: The industrial dimension of the Security Union (own-initiative opinion)

Aprobados on 15/07/2020
Referencia: 
ECO/528-EESC-2020-02866-00-00-AC-TRA
Pleno: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

Dictamen del CESE: Renewed InvestEU programme and Solvency Support Instrument

Aprobados on 15/07/2020
Referencia: 
INT/895-EESC-2020
Pleno: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The Commission's new Circular Economy Action Plan focuses on sustainable products, less waste, product value chains, and circularity in regions and cities, and the global level.

Dictamen del CESE: New Circular Economy Action Plan

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