The Commission communication presents the EU’s new global approach to research, innovation, education and young people in the light of the Commission’s strategic priorities for economic recovery and for making Europe stronger in the world.
It builds on Europe’s valued contribution to the global research response to the COVID-19 crisis by strengthening the geopolitical dimension of the new European research and education areas and the digital education action plan.
Micro enterprises and SMEs (MSME) in all fields need good conditions to survive the health and economic crisis and unlock their potential so that they can grow and create jobs. This opinion will examine alternatives to address the administrative ("paper tax") burden on MSMEs, particularly in view of current transparency and disclosure measures to achieve the EU's social and environmental objectives.
This opinion will provide the civil society perspective on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. The main purposes of the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) would be to discourage EU businesses from moving their production to countries with less ambitious climate change policies (carbon leakage) and to encourage a global move towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in line with the Paris Agreement.