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Hyväksytyt on 16/09/2020
Viite: 
INT/898-EESC-2020
Täysistunto: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

Europe is embarking on a transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. European businesses can lead the way as we enter this new age, as they has done in the past.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are essential to Europe’s competitiveness and prosperity. Based on the new SME Strategy, the EU will support SMEs by:

  • encouraging innovation through new funding and digital innovation hubs as part of the sustainable and digital transitions;
  • cutting red tape by reducing barriers within the Single Market and opening up access to finance;
  • allowing better access to finance by setting up an SME Initial Public Offering Fund (with investments channelled through a new private-public fund) and the ESCALAR initiative (a mechanism to boost the size of venture capital funds and attract more private investment).

ETSK:n lausunto: SME strategy

Downloads: 

• Position paper "Strengthening SMEs: Way Forward to a Dedicated SME Strategy"

Hyväksytyt on 15/07/2020
Viite: 
INT/895-EESC-2020
Täysistunto: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The Commission's new Circular Economy Action Plan focuses on sustainable products, less waste, product value chains, and circularity in regions and cities, and the global level.

ETSK:n lausunto: New Circular Economy Action Plan

Hyväksytyt on 15/07/2020
Viite: 
ECO/509-EESC-2020-00995-00-00-AC-TRA
Täysistunto: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

While acknowledging the progress made by the Commission in taking account of smaller and less complex banking institutions in its recent regulatory measures, the EESC believes it would be useful to further increase the proportionality of banking rules, without sacrificing the effectiveness of prudential rules.

The EESC endorses the recent decision to push back the date for implementing the Basel III accord, and feels that when the time comes, the new provision on capital requirements should be transposed in a way that caters properly for the diversity of banking business models in Europe.

ETSK:n lausunto: Inclusive and sustainable Banking Union

Hyväksytyt on 15/07/2020
Viite: 
NAT/784-EESC-2020-1431
Täysistunto: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

This EESC opinion will respond to the European Commission's proposal for a regulation on establishing a European Climate Law and it will look into the role of citizens in driving the transformation towards climate neutrality.

ETSK:n lausunto: European Climate Law

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EESC section opinion: European Climate Law

Hyväksytyt on 19/02/2020
Viite: 
ECO/502-EESC-2019
Täysistunto: 
550 -
Feb 19, 2020 Feb 20, 2020

The EESC welcomes the approach taken by the annual growth strategy for 2020, based on the four key pillars that are the environment, productivity, stability and fairness and also welcomes the inclusion of the United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. It also welcomes the fact that social rights are highlighted in the 2020 growth strategy and hopes that special attention will be given to the gender issue. Long term investment in education, training and skills development and to boost research and innovation, with increased funds earmarked for them, is absolutely crucial and decisive for the EU competitiveness. The greatest priority of all is to restore sustainable growth, above all in the weakest countries and regions. Finally,  the EESC agrees on the need to strengthen the stability and resilience of the financial system and tighten the rules governing the financial markets.

ETSK:n lausunto: Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2020

Hyväksytyt on 11/12/2019
Viite: 
SOC/616-EESC-2019
Täysistunto: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

The opinion presents  the EESC's proposal for the new European Disability  strategy  2020-2030, at a crucial moment in the EU landscape. With a new European Commission, a new European Parliament and a new budget programming period, the timing is perfect to come up with   a Disability Strategy that fully takes into account the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD), the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The opinion tackles various policy areas, drawing attention to the crosscutting character of disability rights.

ETSK:n lausunto: Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030: a contribution from the European Economic and Social Committee (own-initiative opinion)

Hyväksytyt on 30/10/2019
Viite: 
INT/885-EESC-2019
Täysistunto: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

Blockchain technology contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), empowers citizens, boosts entrepreneurship and innovation, improves mobility and cross-border opportunities for businesses while enhancing transparency for consumers. However, several challenges still remain to be addressed, in particular the urgent matter of providing legal clarity and certainty and protecting privacy.

ETSK:n lausunto: Blockchain and the EU Single Market: what next? (own-initiative opinion)

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