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Tuairimí atá idir lámha (updated on 11/07/2019)
Tagairt: 
CCMI/167-EESC-2019
Seisiún iomlánach: 
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Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

European industrial, energy and climate policy is hampered by contradictory requirements on the price for Greenhouse effect Gas (GHG) emissions: on the one hand, high prices would be necessary to incentivise investment and changes in consumption patterns; on the other, the preservation of the external competitiveness of EU energy-intensive industries, as well as the prevention of “carbon leakage”, would require low prices.

The proposed own-initiative report investigates the technical and legal feasibility of Border Adjustment Measures for the internal price of GHG emissions: importers pay the price, exporters get it refunded, as it already is the case for VAT. The refund of the GHG emission price to exporters could be based on a VAT-like accounting system. The GHG emission price paid by importers could be based on the basic metals and materials content of the product. This system would be in line with WTO rules, and rely upon fully proven methodologies.

Tuairimí atá idir lámha (updated on 11/07/2019)
Tagairt: 
ECO/492-EESC-2019-01033-00-00-TRA
Seisiún iomlánach: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The absence of economic and social convergence among Member States and regions is a threat to the political sustainability of the European project and all the benefits it has brought to European citizens. Developing economic and labour market resilience with economic, social, environmental and institutional sustainability should be the principle guiding policies. This will foster upwards convergence and fairness in the transition towards a climate-neutral economy while managing the challenges posed by digitalisation and demographic change.

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Toward a more resilient and sustainable European economy - Civil Society Days 2019

Tuairimí atá idir lámha (updated on 05/07/2019)
Tagairt: 
ECO/498-EESC
Seisiún iomlánach: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

This additional opinion will complement and update the proposals made in the yearly EESC AGS opinion, produced under time pressure, to reinforce the Committee's impact throughout the entire annual semester cycle.

Tuairimí atá idir lámha (updated on 04/07/2019)
Tagairt: 
INT/883-EESC-2019-01356-00-00-AC-TRA
Seisiún iomlánach: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

A major effect of the exponentially increasing productivity is that well-being creation (re-) turns from the production of lower costing quantities into the provision of specialized, certified qualities. In that sense the integrated use-value in the supplied goods and services becomes increasingly an important feature that gradually countervails the emphasis on the exchange value (prices). This development is especially advantageous for European producers: European competitiveness concentrates on the ability to provide specialized, diverse qualities, rather than competing in prices against regions with more extended economies of scale.

Information memo: "Use-value" is back: new prospects and challenges for European producers (own-initiative opinion)

Tuairimí atá idir lámha (updated on 04/07/2019)
Tagairt: 
INT/885-EESC-2019
Seisiún iomlánach: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

This own-initiative opinion should answer following questions: Could the EU Single Market benefit from such a technology and how ? What steps could be taken to ensure that EU, its Single Market and its citizens benefit fully from this technology?

It could also reflect on whether and how using blockchain as an overarching infrastructure, in other European policies, could reinforce the European values of the Single Market and make it even more cohesive and democratic.

Information memo: Blockchain and the EU Single Market: what next? (own-initiative opinion)

Tuairimí atá idir lámha (updated on 03/07/2019)
Tagairt: 
INT/888-EESC-2019
Seisiún iomlánach: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

In its ruling, the General Court did not question the technical necessity of the conformity factors, but considered that the Commission exceeded its implementing powers when establishing the RDE conformity factors through comitology instead of co-decision legislation (= ordinary legislative procedure). The Commission is tabling the legal proposal via the ordinary legislative procedure, as requested by the General Court. The Commission thereby acts to ensure the necessary legal certainty for national authorities, industry and consumers.

Information memo: Motor vehicles - emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles - repair and maintenance information (amendment)

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