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  • Adopted on 15/07/2020 - Bureau decision date: 20/02/2020
    Workers - GR II

    While the recovery after COVID-19 crisis is a top priority, the EESC stresses that this should not steer the EU away from its medium and long-term objectives, as outlined in the European Green Deal, 2020 Sustainable Growth Strategy, and the European Pillar for Social Rights. There is a need for a resilient, technology-driven European economy that is defined by the protection of the environment. The EESC underlines that strategies aimed at enhanced economic sustainability need to be developed around productivity, but they cannot be allowed to happen at the expense of workers' rights and social development. The EESC advocates for re-thinking supply chains, underlines that social aspects should be emphasised, start-ups should be encouraged and that the cornerstone of sustainable economic growth in the EU should be the creation and development of a truly circular economy. Open dialogue with social partners and civil society remains key to setting the economic direction.

    EESC opinion: Enhancing sustainable economic growth across the EU
  • Adopted on 30/04/2020 - Bureau decision date: 30/04/2020
    EESC opinion: Common rules for the operation of air services in the Community in view of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Adopted on 06/04/2020 - Bureau decision date: 06/04/2020
    EESC opinion: COVID-19: European Structural and Investment Funds - Exceptional flexibility
    COVID-19: European Structural and Investment Funds - Exceptional flexibility
  • Adopted on 25/03/2020 - Bureau decision date: 20/03/2020
    Employers - GR I
    Position paper - Allocation of slots at Community airports
  • Adopted on 20/03/2020 - Bureau decision date: 20/03/2020
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Position Paper - Regulation on Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative
  • Adopted on 02/03/2020 - Bureau decision date: 20/03/2020
    Workers - GR II
    EESC opinion: Financial aid for Member States and countries still negotiating the terms of their accession to the EU which are seriously affected by a major public health emergency
    Position paper - Financial assistance to Member States affected by a major public health emergency
  • Adopted on 19/02/2020 - Bureau decision date: 29/10/2019
    (Czech Republic

    The EESC is concerned to note the euro area's economic downturn and the gradual end to a fall in unemployment, wedded to the persistent higher incidence of risk factors affecting economic performance. It is the European Green Deal that the EESC sees as the backbone of the future EU and euro-area economic configuration – the potential start of a fundamental change and a turning point. If managed successfully, it could move Europe up a gear economically and socially; if not, its failure could fatally jeopardise the integrity of the EU.

    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2020
  • Adopted on 30/10/2019 - Bureau decision date: 14/05/2019
    (Czech Republic
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2019 (additional opinion)
  • Adopted on 17/07/2019 - Bureau decision date: 24/01/2019
    Workers - GR II

    Although considerable progress has already been made towards completing EMU, there is still a need to significantly reinforce all four of its pillars, taking care to maintain the balance between them, as neglecting one or more of these pillars could result in dangerous disparities. Resilience to crises is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for completing EMU: it also requires a positive vision, as set out in Article 3 of the EU Treaty. The EESC generally calls on the European institutions and national governments to take much more ambitious action in the context of EMU reform in order to achieve a more integrated, more democratic and socially better developed Union.

    EESC opinion: A new vision for completing the Economic and Monetary Union (own initiative opinion)
  • Adopted on 17/07/2019 - Bureau decision date: 24/01/2019
    Workers - GR II

    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.

    EESC opinion: Towards a more resilient and sustainable European economy (own initiative opinion)
    Civil Society Days 2019 - Workshop 6 Economy and democracy labour market resilient and sustainable pathway