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  • Adopted on 14/06/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Reference
    ECO/617-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    579
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    The EESC emphasises that the designing of proposals for new sources of own revenues should be done in context of the budgetary pressures faced by Member States following the pandemic and the ongoing international tensions. This has become all the more important in the current higher interest rate environment. The EESC also emphasises that the second set of own resources measures should be in line with the proportionality and social fairness principles. An EU-wide tax on digital transactions could be potentially considered to increase own resources in case the agreed rules of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework are not respected by other major trading partners.

    EESC opinion: Second set of new own resources
  • Adopted on 22/02/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Reference
    ECO/599-EESC-2022
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    576
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    This year’s Annual Sustainable Growth Survey (ASGS) outlines the policy priorities in the coming year and provides guiding principles for implementing them in the 2023 European Semester cycle. This survey takes into account the systemic shocks facing the EU, which are undermining the first signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and sets out strategic guidance. These pursue the EU policy objectives of the green and digital transition and are structured around the four dimensions of competitive sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The ASGS 2023 also continues to guide Member States in the implementation of the national Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs).

    EESC opinion: Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2023
  • Adopted on 22/02/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Reference
    ECO/597-EESC-2022-05434
    Employers - GR I
    Sweden
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    576
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    EESC opinion: Communication on orientations for a reform of the EU economic governance framework
  • Adopted on 25/01/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Reference
    ECO/598-EESC-2022-01-01-05487
    Workers - GR II
    Plenary session number
    575
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    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2023
  • Adopted on 26/10/2022 - Bureau decision date: 22/03/2022
    Reference
    ECO/590-EESC-2022-01-01-02042
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Slovakia
    EESC opinion: Additional considerations on the Euro area economic policy 2022
  • Adopted on 26/10/2022 - Bureau decision date: 22/03/2022
    Reference
    ECO/589-EESC-2022-03044
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    EESC opinion: Additional considerations on the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2022
  • Adopted on 21/09/2022 - Bureau decision date: 22/02/2022
    Reference
    ECO/588-EESC-2022
    Employers - GR I
    Czech Republic
    Workers - GR II
    Romania

    The Leipzig charter as a strategic part of Urban policy in Europe has recently been modified by the Ljubljana agreement that the Commission adopted on 26 November 2021. It signals the start of a new phase of the Urban Agenda for the EU. In this context, the forthcoming Czech EU Presidency, asks the contribution of the EESC to explore how these changes could impact on the creation of new Thematic Partnerships. Amongst others the Czech presidency is putting forward the following questions:

    What should be put into consideration while implementing the new theme of urban communities and the involvement of citizens?

    What should be the thresholds to create a functioning mechanism for strengthening the position of citizens and groups of citizens to achieve the targeted cooperative partnerships.

    EESC opinion: Thematic partnerships under the Ljubljana agreement
  • Adopted on 21/09/2022 - Bureau decision date: 07/12/2021
    Reference
    ECO/577-EESC-2022-01290-00-00-re-tra
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Romania
    Evaluation of European Fund for Strategic Investment 2.0
    ECO/577 - Technical annex
  • Adopted on 18/05/2022 - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2022
    Reference
    ECO/579-EESC-2022
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Poland
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal

    The Communication on 8th Report presents the main changes in territorial disparities over the past decade and how policies have affected these disparities. It highlights the potential of the green and digital transitions as new drivers of EU growth, but argues that without appropriate policy action new economic, social and territorial disparities may appear. It also launches a reflection on how cohesion policy should evolve to respond to these challenges and in particular how to ensure that place-based, multilevel and partnership led approaches continue to improve cohesion, while building on synergies and mainstreaming cohesion objectives into other policies and instruments.

    EESC will present its views on this report stressing the important role that civil society plays and that local policies need local strategies, drawn up with local partners.

    EESC opinion: 8th Cohesion Report
  • Adopted on 18/05/2022 - Bureau decision date: 06/07/2021
    Reference
    ECO/561-EESC-2021-01-01-03929
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Employers - GR I
    Spain

    The EESC considers that it is necessary to add new own resources to cover the debt repayment resulting from borrowing under the NextGenerationEU initiative without jeopardising the budgets of other EU programmes and instruments, or substantially increasing the Gross National Income (GNI)-based resource contribution. Although the Commission proposals as set out in the communication are deemed necessary, EESC believes that the Commission should ensure that the design of the new system is based on achieving equity and fairness, efficiency, transparency, simplicity and stability, with a focus on competitiveness and applying solidarity where necessary.

    EESC opinion: Proposal for an own resources decision