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Hyväksytyt on 18/05/2022
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CCMI/186-EESC-2021
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May 18, 2022 May 19, 2022

European Union statistics clearly show the enormous amounts of packaging materials currently used for the safety, hygiene, transportation, conservation, presentation and application of all kinds of goods – be they for industrial purposes, construction work, communication systems or individual consumption. Most of them are of carbonic or metallic origin, which are limited resources. A largely predominant part of the waste of these packaging materials can, and mostly do, have a negative environmental impact and may seriously endanger human health as well as animal and plant well-being. Material transformation and recycling for the reuse of the basic substances can only very partially reduce the many problems connected.

ETSK:n lausunto: Making packaging a safe, affordable and eco-friendly industry

Hyväksytyt on 18/05/2022
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SOC/712-EESC-2022
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May 18, 2022 May 19, 2022

Through this Opinion, the EESC supports the proposal by the European Commission to extend the list of EU crimes to all forms of hate crime and hate speech. It considers that the criteria set out in Article 83(1) of the TFEU for such an extension (significant developments in the area, a cross-border dimension, the need to act on a common basis) are met. The EESC therefore encourages the Council to adopt the proposed Decision in order to allow the European Commission to set minimum rules concerning the definition of criminal offences and penalties in this area of crime.

ETSK:n lausunto: Initiative to extend the list of EU crimes to all forms of hate crime and hate speech

Hyväksytyt on 18/05/2022
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TEN/778-EESC-2022
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May 18, 2022 May 19, 2022

ETSK:n lausunto: REPowerEU: Joint European Action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy

Hyväksytyt on 18/05/2022
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INT/981-EESC-2022-00394-00-00-AC-TRA
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569 -
May 18, 2022 May 19, 2022

Health and social services such as care, helping disadvantaged individuals and those with disabilities to break back into the labour market, childcare and social housing are fundamental when it comes to guaranteeing social cohesion in the ongoing period of post-pandemic recovery, humanitarian crisis and international tensions. European rules on state aid for these services are therefore fundamental.

ETSK:n lausunto: State Aid Rules Applicable to Health and Social Services SGEI in a Post Pandemic Scenario. Thoughts and Proposals on the Commission Evaluation to Amend the 2012 Legislative Package

Hyväksytyt on 18/05/2022
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ECO/561-EESC-2021-03929
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May 18, 2022 May 19, 2022

The EESC considers that it is necessary to add new own resources to cover the debt repayment resulting from borrowing under the NextGenerationEU initiative without jeopardising the budgets of other EU programmes and instruments, or substantially increasing the Gross National Income (GNI)-based resource contribution. Although the Commission proposals as set out in the communication are deemed necessary, EESC believes that the Commission should ensure that the design of the new system is based on achieving equity and fairness, efficiency, transparency, simplicity and stability, with a focus on competitiveness and applying solidarity where necessary.

ETSK:n lausunto: Proposal for an own resources decision

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