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Study
118 pages

This Study aims at making a comprehensive overview of the EU State aid rules and their impact on SMEs in the period 2014-2018 with the goal to identify which policy issues create the greatest challenges for SMEs (incl. social partners and NGOs), and what are the best practices available to tackle the issues.

Published in: 
2019
Position paper
2 pages

This publication presents the position of the EESC on SMEs and entrepreneurship.

Published in: 
2019
Study
60 pages

The transition to the Circular Economy will impact businesses, workers and consumers in different ways/varying degrees across the economy. The Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector is crucial for this transition. In 2016, the consumer electronics sector alone produced 44.7 million tonnes of e-waste, with mobile phones accounting for 435 thousand tonnes, and a mere 20% being recycled. This study presents the opportunities and challenges arising from implementing a circular approach, using the mobile phone sector as an example.

Published in: 
2019
6 pages

This leaflet is part of a series of publications published in the context of the cultural events organised by the EESC.

The EESC will host the photography exhibition "Kirja, a Finnish Story" featuring the work of the Belgian photographer, Noémie Kreitlow.

Published in: 
2019
Study
82 pages

Right wing populism and nationalism, while not a new phenomenon, has in the recent years taken hold in many countries, including several within the European Union; sometimes as opposition, sometimes as government. Often, the ideological mixture of welfare chauvinism and nationalism is intended to appeal to the working class, with different degrees of success.

Published in: 
2019
2 pages

Taxation within the EU must be competitive and encourage domestic and cross-border business activities, job creation, investment, entrepreneurship and economic growth. A tax system must be predictable and provide certainty for taxpayers. Consequently, taxation rules need to be clear and simple in order to avoid divergent interpretations leading to costly disputes and double taxation.

Published in: 
2019

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