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  • Hyväksytyt on 12/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 21/02/2023
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    CCMI/215-EESC-2023-2023-01246
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    (Sweden
    Plenary session number
    580
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    In a geopolitical context of increasing power competition and intensification of threats to the EU and its Member States, EU leaders have identified space as a strategic domain in the Strategic Compass and have called for an EU Space Strategy for security and defence. The European Commission presented on 10 March such strategy aiming to enhancing the resilience and protection of space systems and services in the EU, responding to space threats, enhancing the use of space for security and defence and partnering for responsible behaviours in outer space.

    The preparatory meeting between the rapporteur, the corapporteur and the president of the study group is scheduled for 31 March. The first study group meeting and an expert hearing are scheduled for 3 May and the second study group meeting on 31 May. The document will go to CCMI meeting on 22 June and to EESC plenary on 12-13 July.

    EESC opinion: EU space strategy for security and defence
  • Hyväksytyt on 14/06/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
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    ECO/610-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Lithuania
    Plenary session number
    579
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    The movement of skilled workers out of regions already suffering from lower economic development may further undermine the growth and development potential of these regions. Such a "brain drain" from vulnerable EU regions therefore may contribute to widening territorial disparities, going against the objective of territorial cohesion set out in Article 174 TFEU. Given the cross-border impact of such developments the Commission considers that action at EU level is necessary.

    EESC opinion: Harnessing talents in EU regions
  • Hyväksytyt on 14/06/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
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    ECO/609-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Employers - GR I
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    579
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    Since 2016, as requested by the Council, every second year the Commission publishes a report on the implementation of the existing macro-regional strategies (MRS). This is the fourth report, covering the period from mid-2020 to mid-2022. It assesses the state of play and progress on implementing the MRS and examines ways forward especially in the context of the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 crisis. 

    EESC opinion: Implementation of EU macro-regional strategies
  • Hyväksytyt on 21/09/2022 - Bureau decision date: 22/02/2022
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    ECO/588-EESC-2022
    Employers - GR I
    Czech Republic
    Workers - GR II
    Romania

    The Leipzig charter as a strategic part of Urban policy in Europe has recently been modified by the Ljubljana agreement that the Commission adopted on 26 November 2021. It signals the start of a new phase of the Urban Agenda for the EU. In this context, the forthcoming Czech EU Presidency, asks the contribution of the EESC to explore how these changes could impact on the creation of new Thematic Partnerships. Amongst others the Czech presidency is putting forward the following questions:

    What should be put into consideration while implementing the new theme of urban communities and the involvement of citizens?

    What should be the thresholds to create a functioning mechanism for strengthening the position of citizens and groups of citizens to achieve the targeted cooperative partnerships.

    EESC opinion: Thematic partnerships under the Ljubljana agreement
  • Hyväksytyt on 18/05/2022 - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2022
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    ECO/579-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Poland
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal

    The Communication on 8th Report presents the main changes in territorial disparities over the past decade and how policies have affected these disparities. It highlights the potential of the green and digital transitions as new drivers of EU growth, but argues that without appropriate policy action new economic, social and territorial disparities may appear. It also launches a reflection on how cohesion policy should evolve to respond to these challenges and in particular how to ensure that place-based, multilevel and partnership led approaches continue to improve cohesion, while building on synergies and mainstreaming cohesion objectives into other policies and instruments.

    EESC will present its views on this report stressing the important role that civil society plays and that local policies need local strategies, drawn up with local partners.

    EESC opinion: 8th Cohesion Report
  • Hyväksytyt on 19/01/2022 - Bureau decision date: 21/09/2021
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    ECO/565-EESC-2021
    (Sweden
    Workers - GR II
    France
    EESC opinion: Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD)
  • Hyväksytyt on 08/12/2021 - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2021
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    ECO/555-EESC-2021-02524-00-00-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Malta

    The EESC laments the severity of the money laundering phenomenon in the EU. Current European legislation is largely inadequate in the face of coordination failures and national divergences, and therefore strongly supports the Anti Money Laundering legislative package, in particular the creation and design of the new European Anti-Money Laundering Authority (AMLA) with direct supervisory powers.

    EESC opinion: Anti-Money Laundering Legislative Package
  • Hyväksytyt on 20/10/2021 - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2021
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    ECO/556-EESC-2021
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal

    The EESC strongly believes in the importance of the next Semester cycle as a key instrument for implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

    However, it is still concerned about the lack of clarity in most Member States as regards their National Recovery and Resilience Plan governance systems and the distribution of responsibilities for their implementation.

    The EESC would also draw attention to the need to measure progress in implementation, for which good monitoring indicators are needed; in this connection it welcomes the "Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard" initiative.

    Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for a strong industrial policy to avoid dependence on other economic zones for many products and services.

    The EESC wants to see real action in this respect by Member States, in terms of investment in education, infrastructure and industrial policy to raise employment and boost European industry.

    EESC opinion: Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 (additional opinion)
  • Hyväksytyt on 20/10/2021 - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2021
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    ECO/557-EESC-2021
    Employers - GR I
    Estonia
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2021 (additional opinion)
  • Hyväksytyt on 18/09/2020 - Bureau decision date: 09/06/2020
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    ECO/525-EESC-2020
    (Romania
    EESC opinion: COVID-19: Amendments to the CPR, ERDF and Cohesion Fund