Opinions with Civil Society Organisations - Group III members as rapporteur/co-rapporteur/rapporteur-general

  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/209-EESC-2023
    (Hungary
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    The opinion will provide few but meaningful and concrete recommendations, reflecting the contributions made in the sections' and CCMI own-initiative opinions addressing the Blue Deal from their respective perspectives.

    EESC opinion: Umbrella Opinion "A call for an EU Blue Deal"
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    TEN/802-EESC-2023-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Greece
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Equity and efficiency considerations for maritime transportation
  • Adopted on 21/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    ECO/622-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    581
    -

    The EESC welcomes the simpler and more transparent economic governance framework, the reduction of the pro-cyclical bias, the improvement in national ownership and strengthened enforcement, the differentiation and more tailored fiscal adjustment path of each Member State, based on a common-risk framework. However, the Committee proposes replacing the requirement obliging any Member State with a budget deficit of over 3% to cut that deficit by an average of 0.5% of GDP annually, and emphasises that the "technical trajectory" should be first in the hands of national governments and, at a second stage, be the result of a technical dialogue with the European Commission In due course. In due time, but by 2026 at the latest, an EU fiscal capacity should be established to meet at least some of the investment needs for common priorities and to allow Member States the fiscal space to meet the fiscal costs of the multiple transitions.

    EESC opinion: New economic governance rules fit for the future
  • Adopted on 21/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2023
    Reference
    REX/576-EESC-2023-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Cyprus
    Workers - GR II
    Poland
    Plenary session number
    581
    -
    EESC opinion: Joint communication on the update of the EU Maritime Security Strategy and its Action Plan: An enhanced EU Maritime Security Strategy for evolving maritime threats
  • Adopted on 21/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    REX/570-EESC-2023
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Greece
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    581
    -
    EESC opinion: Water Politics: Between Desertification and Securitization - Time for a Blue Diplomacy
  • Adopted on 21/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    SOC/762-EESC-2023
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Romania
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Plenary session number
    581
    -
    EESC opinion: Civil society support and funding in the area of fundamental rights, the rule of law and democracy
  • Adopted on 21/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Reference
    NAT/884-EESC-2023-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Estonia
    Plenary session number
    581
    -

    EESC opinion on Revision of EU marketing standards for agricultural products.

    EESC opinion: Revision of EU marketing standards for agricultural products
  • Adopted on 20/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Reference
    TEN/818-EESC-2023-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    581
    -
    EESC opinion: Revision of Port state control Directive
  • Adopted on 20/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Reference
    ECO/625-EESC-2023-03172
    Plenary session number
    581
    -

    The EESC has issued key recommendations for the mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027. The Committee calls for a prompt agreement on the MFF revision still this year, to guarantee continued financial backing of Ukraine and financing the EU´s evolving political priorities. However, the EESC criticizes the proposed changes as being too limited and lacking ambition, resembling mere patches. It advocates for long-term strategies centred on fiscal sustainability, efficient resource allocation, and measures to guard against unexpected events. Civil society should be engaged for effective planning and monitoring of MFF programmes.

    EESC opinion: Mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework
  • Adopted on 20/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    INT/1035-EESC-2023-01-01
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    581
    -

    EU countries currently regulate and implement the framework for compulsory licensing of patents in the EU using different, fragmented procedures.

    EESC opinion: Patent package
    EESC Opinion on EU Patent package