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Vastuvõetud arvamused on 25/09/2019
Viide: 
INT/888-EESC-2019-03042-00-01-AC-TRA
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

With this opinion the EESC wishes to highlight the scale of Dieselgate and regrets that the Commission was not able to anticipate these events by means of effective measures from the outset. The EESC further considers that the solution put forward in this proposal should not be limited to dealing with an issue of form, without genuinely serving the applicants' interests. Lastly the EESC also fears that, by empowering the Commission to issue delegated acts under the terms it sets out, the proposal would undermine not only the effectiveness of the legislation but also the intentions of the legislator when establishing these delegated act.

EMSK arvamus: Motor vehicles - emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles - repair and maintenance information (amendment)

Vastuvõetud arvamused on 25/09/2019
Viide: 
SOC/614-EESC-2019
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

EMSK arvamus: The European Pillar of Social Rights – evaluation of the initial implementation and recommendations for the future (own-initiative opinion)

Vastuvõetud arvamused on 25/09/2019
Viide: 
SOC/624-EESC-2019
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

In this opinion, the EESC notes that the measures taken by the EU Member States to address the challenge of an ageing workforce remain isolated and their impact has not been gauged. Therefore, the EESC highlights the need for comprehensive strategies, to deal with the demographic and employment challenges in a holistically manner.

The Committee also issues concrete recommendations to encourage longer active working lives.

EMSK arvamus: The changing world of work and the longevity/ageing population - The preconditions for ageing workers to stay active in the new world of work (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

Vastuvõetud arvamused on 25/09/2019
Viide: 
SOC/615-EESC-2019-01355
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The EESC notes that the Global Compact is a non-binding instrument that does not create new obligations for EU Member States and its content is fully in line with the principles and values of the European Union, most notably Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union, which includes – as its main values – respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. The EESC therefore regrets the fact that the Compact has not been approved by all Member States and recommends that the EU clarify and build on the Compact's objectives using appropriate mechanisms.

EMSK arvamus: Implementation of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration based on EU values (own-initiative opinion)

Vastuvõetud arvamused on 17/07/2019
Viide: 
TEN/691-EESC-2019
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

EMSK arvamus: Transport, energy and services of general interest as drivers of sustainable European growth through the digital revolution (own-initiative opinion)

Vastuvõetud arvamused on 17/07/2019
Viide: 
INT/881-EESC-2019
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

This opinion aims to identify the barriers, key success factors and solutions for creating a truly innovative business climate to capture the solutions provided by new economic models.

EMSK arvamus: Fostering an entrepreneurship and innovation friendly single market – promoting new business models to meet societal challenges and transitions (own-initiative opinion)

Vastuvõetud arvamused on 17/07/2019
Viide: 
CCMI/167-EESC-2019
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

European industrial, energy and climate policy is hampered by contradictory requirements on the price for Greenhouse effect Gas (GHG) emissions: on the one hand, high prices would be necessary to incentivise investment and changes in consumption patterns; on the other, the preservation of the external competitiveness of EU energy-intensive industries, as well as the prevention of “carbon leakage”, would require low prices.

The proposed own-initiative report investigates the technical and legal feasibility of Border Adjustment Measures for the internal price of GHG emissions: importers pay the price, exporters get it refunded, as it already is the case for VAT. The refund of the GHG emission price to exporters could be based on a VAT-like accounting system. The GHG emission price paid by importers could be based on the basic metals and materials content of the product. This system would be in line with WTO rules, and rely upon fully proven methodologies.

EMSK arvamus: The sectoral industrial perspective of reconciling climate and energy policies (own-initiative opinion)

Vastuvõetud arvamused on 17/07/2019
Viide: 
TEN/696-EESC-2019
Täiskogu istungjärk: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The European Commission’s first progress report on the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Batteries shows that a variety of actions have been launched to develop a significant battery industry in the EU. Although it is far too early to draw definitive conclusions, the EESC supports the initiatives that the Commission has taken and has announced it will take to work with Member States and European industry to break Europe's dependence on non-EU – particularly Asian – countries. There is much to be done in the coming years to achieve the necessary level of technological expertise in the EU, to secure the supply of raw materials from third countries and EU sources and to ensure that batteries can be recycled safely and cleanly. Investing in staff is the joint responsibility for the government and the business community.

EMSK arvamus: Strategic Action Plan on Batteries (report)

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