Opinions

  • Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 26/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
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    SOC/791-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
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    European Works Councils (EWCs) are information and consultation bodies which ensure that employees are involved in decisions related to transnational issues. They concern companies with over 1,000 employees operating in at least two EU or European Economic Area countries. The current Directive 2009/38/EC sets out the procedures for establishing EWCs and informing and consulting them on transnational matters. The proposed revision aims to strengthen the role of EWCs by facilitating their creation, promoting more meaningful information and consultation, and ensuring they have the necessary capacity to carry out their work. It also seeks to improve the gender balance of EWCs.

    EESC section opinion: Revision of the European Works Council Directive
  • Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 26/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
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    SOC/792-EESC-2024
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    588
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    EESC section opinion: No place for hate: a Europe united against hatred
  • Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 25/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
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    ECO/639-EESC-2024-2024-00535
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
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    The European Council of December 2023 discussed the EU enlargement policy, including the stabilisation and association process and next steps in this respect. The enlargement policy will be one of the top priorities for the next coming years. One of the most important aspects of the enlargement process will be the cohesion policy and the structural funds.

    The need for a structural policy to be applied following enlargement is justified both by the external necessity of reducing the gap between the applicant countries and the EU average and by the internal necessity of combating increasing disparities amongst and within accession countries.

    EESC section opinion: The role of cohesion policy in upcoming rounds of EU enlargement
  • Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 25/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
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    SOC/793-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Workers - GR II
    Hungary
    Plenary session number
    588
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    EESC section opinion: Vaccine preventable cancers
  • Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 24/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
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    INT/1069-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    590
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    This is an exploratory opinion requested by the upcoming Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

  • Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 24/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
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    NAT/931-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Finland
    Plenary session number
    588
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    EESC section opinion: EU climate target for 2040
  • Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 24/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
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    NAT/918-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
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    EESC opinion NAT/918 - Revision of the animal welfare legislation

    EESC section opinion: Revision of the animal welfare legislation
  • Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 24/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
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    NAT/928-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    591
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  • Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 23/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
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    CCMI/224-EESC-2024
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    (Ireland
    Plenary session number
    588
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    The European Commission has requested from the EESC an exploratory opinion on industrial and technological approaches and best practices supporting a water resilient society. Building on EESC's previous work on the EU Blue Deal, this exploratory opinion aims to make concrete recommendations on how to boost the development and uptake of new water technologies and best practices in the EU and support notably industries in the transformation towards a water-resilient society, taking into account sectoral constraints.

    EESC section opinion: Industrial and technological approaches and best practices supporting a water resilient society
  • Koostatavad arvamused (updated on 23/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2022
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    CCMI/203-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Poland
    (France
    Plenary session number
    588
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    The European Defence Investment Programme (EDIP) regulation will serve as the anchor for future joint development and procurement projects of high common interest to the security of the Member States and the Union.

    EESC section opinion: European defence industry programme