The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls on the Commission to reflect in more depth on policy options that help both to reduce greenhouse gases and thus fight climate change and to maintain competitiveness. The goal must be to better protect and promote the EU's resource and energy-intensive industries (REII), otherwise Europe runs the risk of losing jobs to less clean economies and missing its goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
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EESC calls for better protection of workers in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
The creation of healthy and energy efficient homes and work places, as foreseen in the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), should be achieved by creating synergies with the removal of harmful substances during energy renovation, says the EESC in its opinion on Working with Asbestos in Energy Renovation, which it adopted at its May plenary.
El Comité Económico y Social Europeo considera que envejecer dignamente debe convertirse en un derecho fundamental. Los europeos viven más tiempo, lo que es una buena noticia. Pero el envejecimiento conlleva nuevos retos sociales, económicos y sanitarios que afectan a las personas mayores y a sus familias y sociedades. En opinión del CESE, durante demasiado tiempo se ha descuidado este tema y no se han anticipado las crecientes necesidades de las personas mayores.En su Dictamen, el Comité destaca el enorme potencial que representan las personas mayores para la creación de nuevos empleos y el progreso tecnológico.
CCMI hearing discussed "Economic, technological and social changes in advanced health services for elderly people"
In the event of a deal, the UK should stay aligned with EU laws; for chemicals, the REACH regulation is key. As for the aeronautics industry, agreements on reciprocity in the most important areas should be put in place. The planned transition period is too short, however, and should be extended to at least five years.
Although industry 4.0 is still a relatively new concept, many experts are already announcing a fifth industrial revolution that will bring about a new paradigm of cooperation and interaction between humans and machines. This is one of the main conclusions of the conference on industry 5.0 organised by the Consultative Commission on Industrial Change of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 22 November.
It needs target-oriented support to blossom fully
The Creative Europe programme must help the industry to flourish and unleash its full potential. The main focus needs to be placed on social inclusion, by creating sustainable, well-paid jobs and helping Europe's various creative industries to become competitive on the world market.
EESC opinion calls for strong industrial and manufactory policy based on reciprocity
Transformation process requires European-wide cooperation
The European institutions must spearhead the optimizing of Europe's medical technology industry, as its performance is currently plagued by excessive fragmentation and growing competition pressures, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) said at its plenary session on 14 February.
Article by Enrico Gibellieri, co-rapporteur of opinion CCMI/153 - Industrial change in the health sector