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  • Tuairimí a glacadh on 25/04/2024 - Bureau decision date: 21/09/2023
    Reference
    ECO/631-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    587
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    This opinion focuses on the reform and investment measures in the Member States, in particular those based on the Country-Specific Recommendations 2023, and their implementation, in order to assess the effectiveness of these measures and the possibilities for better targeting of proposals, improved implementation and the monitoring and involvement of organised civil society in the procedures. This opinion also looks at issues concerning the ongoing reform of the EU’s economic governance rules, the central objective of which is to strengthen public debt sustainability while promoting sustainable and inclusive growth in all Member States through reforms and investment. Moreover, the opinion continues the previous consultation exercises by examining the state of the implementation of the reforms and investments provided for in the national Recovery and Resilience Plans and which are financially supported by RRF funds.

    EESC opinion: Reform and investment proposals and their implementation in the Member States – what is the opinion of organised civil society? (2023-2024 European Semester cycle)
  • Tuairimí atá idir lámha (updated on 25/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2024
    Reference
    ECO/649-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    591
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  • Tuairimí a glacadh on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Reference
    NAT/912-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    582
    -
    EESC opinion: Revised monitoring framework for the circular economy
  • Tuairimí a glacadh on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/03/2023
    Reference
    ECO/620-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Greece
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    Every year in February, the EESC adopts an opinion on Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, which the Commission usually presents at the end of November in the year before. The Committee works under tight deadlines, in anticipation of the referral, to finalise the opinion before the March Council discussion on the topic. To reinforce the Committee's impact throughout the entire European Semester, an own-initiative opinion with additional considerations is regularly produced by October taking into account the overall European Semester, which plays a central role in implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility and is vital in current discussions about the review of the EU macro-economic governance framework.

    EESC opinion: Additional considerations on the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2023
  • Tuairimí a glacadh 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
  • Tuairimí a glacadh on 14/06/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Reference
    INT/1015-EESC-2023-01158-00-00-AC-TRA
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    France
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Plenary session number
    579
    -

    The main objective of this initiative is to encourage consumers to use consumer goods for a longer time, by repairing defective goods and by purchasing more second-hand and refurbished goods. It will entail the adoption of a proposal for an amendment of the Sale of Goods Directive and possibly a separate new legislative proposal on the right to repair.

    EESC opinion: The right to repair
  • Tuairimí a glacadh on 26/10/2022 - Bureau decision date: 22/03/2022
    Reference
    ECO/589-EESC-2022-03044
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    EESC opinion: Additional considerations on the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2022
  • Tuairimí a glacadh on 18/09/2020 - Bureau decision date: 20/02/2020
    Reference
    NAT/789-EESC-2020
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    EESC opinion: Towards an EU strategy on sustainable consumption (own-initiative opinion)
  • Tuairimí a glacadh on 07/12/2017 - Bureau decision date: 26/01/2017
    Reference
    REX/486-EESC-2017-01-01
    (United Kingdom
    Workers - GR II
    France

    The 2030 UN Agenda, or the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, will be one of the top global priorities over the next 15 years, yet it received very little mention in the Commission Communication "Trade for all". Trade is specifically mentioned with regard to nine SDGs (but only once in the MDGs). UNCTAD estimate that, to meet the 17 goals and the 169 targets, at least an extra US$2.5 trillion a year will need to be found - effectively from the private sector. This opinion would seek to look into this further and aim to evaluate how much of that will need to come through trade and investment.

    EESC opinion: The core role of trade and investment in meeting and implementing the sustainable development goals (own-initiative opinion)
  • Tuairimí a glacadh on 18/10/2017 - Bureau decision date: 28/03/2017
    Reference
    NAT/713-EESC-2017-01-01-EESC-2017-01814-00-00-AC-TRA
    (Estonia
    EESC opinion: Land use for sustainable food production and ecosystem services (exploratory opinion requested by the Estonian Presidency)