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  • Adopted on 20/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Reference
    ECO/625-EESC-2023-03172
    Plenary session number
    581
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    The EESC has issued key recommendations for the mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027. The Committee calls for a prompt agreement on the MFF revision still this year, to guarantee continued financial backing of Ukraine and financing the EU´s evolving political priorities. However, the EESC criticizes the proposed changes as being too limited and lacking ambition, resembling mere patches. It advocates for long-term strategies centred on fiscal sustainability, efficient resource allocation, and measures to guard against unexpected events. Civil society should be engaged for effective planning and monitoring of MFF programmes.

    EESC opinion: Mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework
  • 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
    -

    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
  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Reference
    ECO/630-EESC-2023-04451
    Plenary session number
    586
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    At the request of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the EESC is drawing up this opinion to suggest recommendations on how to tackle inequalities, foster upwards social convergence and strengthen social security systems and ensure its long-term affordability, in an EU economic governance framework/European Semester defined around debt sustainability, productive investments and reforms. This opinion is also focusing on the implications of such a framework for the European Semester, and the further strengthening of the social pillar herein. Finally, the opinion also looks at ways of continuing to further develop fiscal instruments that have a stabilising role at the European level, based e.g. on the experience of SURE.

  • Adopted on 13/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    ECO/611-EESC-2023-00679
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    580
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    EESC opinion: The economics of an "EU Blue deal"
  • Adopted on 14/06/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Reference
    ECO/617-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    579
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    The EESC emphasises that the designing of proposals for new sources of own revenues should be done in context of the budgetary pressures faced by Member States following the pandemic and the ongoing international tensions. This has become all the more important in the current higher interest rate environment. The EESC also emphasises that the second set of own resources measures should be in line with the proportionality and social fairness principles. An EU-wide tax on digital transactions could be potentially considered to increase own resources in case the agreed rules of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework are not respected by other major trading partners.

    EESC opinion: Second set of new own resources
  • Adopted on 27/04/2023 - Bureau decision date: 27/10/2022
    Reference
    ECO/600-EESC-2022
    Plenary session number
    578
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    EESC opinion: The EESC's recommendations for a solid reform of the European Semester
  • Adopted on 22/03/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Reference
    ECO/602-EESC-2022-05409
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Lithuania
    Plenary session number
    577
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    The EESC underlines that increased equity funding for European companies is key and therefore strongly welcomes the Listing Act proposed by the Commission. Bringing family-owned companies to capital markets would open up untapped potential to attract capital for growth. In this context, a multiple-voting rights regime helps families to retain control, making listing more attractive to them, and streamlining the contents of a prospectus would significantly reduce costs and burden for issuers.

    EESC opinion: Listing rules for public markets (Listing act)
  • Adopted on 22/02/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Reference
    ECO/597-EESC-2022-05434
    Employers - GR I
    Sweden
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    576
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    EESC opinion: Communication on orientations for a reform of the EU economic governance framework
  • Adopted on 22/02/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Reference
    ECO/599-EESC-2022
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    576
    -

    This year’s Annual Sustainable Growth Survey (ASGS) outlines the policy priorities in the coming year and provides guiding principles for implementing them in the 2023 European Semester cycle. This survey takes into account the systemic shocks facing the EU, which are undermining the first signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and sets out strategic guidance. These pursue the EU policy objectives of the green and digital transition and are structured around the four dimensions of competitive sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The ASGS 2023 also continues to guide Member States in the implementation of the national Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs).

    EESC opinion: Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2023
  • Adopted on 25/01/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Reference
    ECO/598-EESC-2022-01-01-05487
    Workers - GR II
    Plenary session number
    575
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    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2023