Opinions with Employers' Group members as rapporteur/co-rapporteur/rapporteur-general

  • Adopted on 20/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Reference
    ECO/621-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Employers - GR I
    Czech Republic
    Plenary session number
    581
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    The focus of current informal discussions in the Council is on how cohesion policy can adjust to the new circumstances following the unforeseen shocks that Europe has faced in the last years without losing its long-term development goals. The Spanish Presidency refers to "Cohesion policy 2.0" in this context, which particularly means that cohesion policy needs to be transformed and become more modern and flexible. Also, it will need to take into account the RRF which will come to an end at some time.

    EESC opinion: The Recovery and Resilience Facility and cohesion policy: towards cohesion policy 2.0
  • Adopted on 13/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 21/02/2023
    Reference
    INT/1027-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    580
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    The Green Deal Industrial Plan aims to enhance the competitiveness of Europe's net-zero industry and support the fast transition to climate neutrality.

    EESC opinion: Green Deal Industrial Plan
  • Adopted on 13/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/208-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Austria
    (Ireland
    Plenary session number
    580
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    All industries rely on water. Anticipating future risks related to water scarcity as well as quality and increasing pricing of water is vital for industries, particularly for water-intensive sectors. Many industries are increasingly facing the pressure to progressively adopt more water-efficient production processes and reduce their environmental impact.

    EESC opinion: Water-intensive industries and water-efficient technologies
  • Adopted on 13/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Reference
    SOC/760-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Workers - GR II
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    580
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    In this  opinion, the EESC: encourages reforming EU health systems for mental health by focusing on prevention, early detection, and community-based care; recommends that the EU Comprehensive Plan on Mental Health is swiftly transposed in an EU Mental Health Strategy which has a timeframe, funding defined responsibilities and progress indicators. The EESC highlights the importance of considering the influence of socio-economic and environmental factors on mental health within the European Semester process and emphasizes the need for increased investments in the health sector as part of National Recovery and Resilience Plans; supports the development of person-centered mental health systems that empower individuals and promote their active involvement in their own recovery, aligned with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

    EESC opinion: Measures to improve mental health
  • Adopted on 13/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    NAT/891-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    580
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    EESC opinion: Sustainable water management and climate emergency: circular and other solutions for the EU agri-food system in a future "Blue Deal"
  • Adopted on 13/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Reference
    NAT/890-EESC-2023-01-01
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    580
    -

    This exploratory opinion will be an opportunity to follow up on the EESC work on sustainable food systems, address the causes of obesity as the social determinant of health and provide recommendations for promoting healthier and sustainable diets, healthy lifestyle habits and protection of vulnerable children to feed into the work of the Spanish presidency.

    EESC opinion: Measures to reduce child obesity
  • Adopted on 13/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Reference
    INT/1012-EESC-2023-02272
    Employers - GR I
    Croatia
    Plenary session number
    580
    -

    The revision of Regulation (EC) 648/2004 will follow-up on the EU chemicals strategy for sustainability. It will adapt the regulatory requirements for detergents to recent developments and socio-economic needs. The revision will also address the weaknesses identified by the evaluation, such as the incoherence of concepts and definitions established in the Regulation with the meaning they gained over time and in practice.

  • Adopted on 12/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Reference
    INT/1025-EESC-2023-01-01-EESC-2023-01010-00-01-AC-TRA
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    580
    -

    The EU Strategy for Sustainable and Circular Textiles announced the review of the Textile Labelling Regulation. As part of this review, the Strategy mentions the possibility to introduce mandatory disclosure of types of information other than those already included in the current Regulation, such as sustainability and circularity parameters, products’ size and, where applicable, the country where manufacturing processes take place (‘made in’). The opinion will explore the different options to expand the scope of the Textile Labelling Regulation, including parameters on sustainability and circularity in coherence with current legislative proposals linked to traceability. The opinion will take account of the industrial perspective, including costs and improved exchange of information along the value chain, and the consumer perspective, in order to ensure correct, accurate and clear information.

    EESC opinion: Revision of textile labelling Regulation
  • Adopted on 12/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    INT/1022-EESC-2023-00849
    Plenary session number
    580
    -

    The opinion looks into the needs and measures to ensure more efficient water consumption in the EU by consumers, taking into account the main environmental issues, knowledge gaps and state of play of related technologies.

    EESC opinion: Water efficient consumption and consumer awareness about their water footprint
  • Adopted on 12/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    TEN/803-EESC-2023-01-01
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    580
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    EESC opinion: Follow up to inflation and energy measures and EU energy resilience for essential economic sectors