Opinions in the spotlight

This page is also available in

Displaying 11 - 20 of 221

Pages

Tuairimí a glacadh on 17/10/2018
Tagairt: 
CCMI/158-EESC-2018

The aeronautical industry is one of the EU's key high-tech sectors in the global market. The industry directly employs 500 000 people in high quality jobs (1 million adding indirect jobs) and consists of an ecosystem of large and small companies covering the entire spectrum of aeronautics. (Source: ASD Facts and Figures)

The EU aeronautical industry is a technological leader in its field and currently has a market share of about one third of the global market. The industry provides a positive contribution to the EU trade balance (EUR 46 billion in EU exports). (Source: ASD Facts and Figures)

This leadership should not be taken for granted since the industry faces many challenges.

Tuairim ó CESE: Future challenges and industrial change facing the EU Aerospace Sector (own-initiative opinion)

Tuairimí a glacadh on 19/09/2018
Tagairt: 
INT/853-EESC-2018-02126-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC agrees with the European Commission about the need to modernise and simplify EU consumer policy and considers that the new legislative package contributes to bridging the gap created by the exponential growth of e-commerce, undermining consumer confidence and causing distortions to the single market.

Tuairim ó CESE: A New Deal for Consumers

Tuairimí a glacadh on 16/03/2016
Tagairt: 
ECO/393-EESC-2015-06357-00-00-ac-tra

The introduction of further risk sharing is to be accompanied by further risk reduction in the Banking Union. Both the EDIS and the relevant risk reduction measures have to be dealt with in parallel and without delay and actually put into effect. An EDIS will have a positive impact on the situation of individual Member States and banks by being more able to cushion local shocks. This may discourage speculation against specific countries or banks, thus reducing the risk of bank runs. At the same time it will further weaken the link between the banks and their national sovereigns. It is imperative that the existing legislative framework of the Banking Union is fully implemented by all Member States. It is important that the Commission carry out a comprehensive in-depth impact study in order to further strengthen the legitimacy of the proposal.

Tuairim ó CESE: European Deposit Insurance Scheme

Tuairimí a glacadh on 22/02/2017
Tagairt: 
SOC/537-EESC-2018-00747-00-01-ac-tra

The EESC advocates the creation of an integrated European fund to combat poverty and social exclusion, based on the experiences of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) and the European Social Fund (ESF). The current use of the ESF and the FEAD in the Member States should be monitored more effectively and the process should involve civil society organisations. Member States should make greater use of global grants and regranting, and treat in-kind contributions on an equal footing with financial contributions. A greater share of the resources allocated to operational programmes should be earmarked for projects with smaller budgets. The EESC is ready to develop – in cooperation with CSOs – a consultation platform to ensure better coordination of ESF and FEAD interventions and to enable discussion on the basic principles of a future integrated EU fund.

Information report: The effectiveness of ESF and FEAD funding as part of civil society efforts to tackle poverty and social exclusion under the Europe 2020 strategy (own-initiative opinion)

Tuairimí a glacadh on 14/12/2016
Tagairt: 
ECO/404-EESC-2016-00828-00-00-ac-tra

The Committee considers transparency essential as it is important for all parties, for the companies themselves, and for improving their image and boosting the trust of workers, consumers and investors. While the EESC recognises that most companies operating in the EU are indeed transparent and that investors and shareholders are increasingly paying attention to qualitative corporate social responsibility (CSR) indicators, it is important to focus simultaneously on both the effectiveness and scope of the information being filed and on its quality and veracity. The EESC believes that any further initiative on disclosure of information should include a common set of indicators and at the same time should take into consideration the nature of the company and the sector in which it is operating.

Tuairim ó CESE: An appropriate framework for the transparency of companies (own-initiative opinion)

Tuairimí a glacadh on 19/10/2016
Tagairt: 
TEN/600-EESC-2016

The EESC supports the Commission's initiatives to achieve "roam-like-at-home" from 15 June 2017 as well as its efforts to eliminate the failures of the wholesale roaming market.

However, pre-emptive measures will be necessary to prevent operators from compensating for the drop in revenue resulting from the abolition of roaming charges by increasing domestic charges or by means of other improper practices. The EESC also expresses serious reservations about the new possibility given to operators to negotiate "innovative wholesale pricing schemes" outside the regulated prices (caps) that would not be directly linked to the actual volumes consumed. Commercial negotiations based on flat payments are likely to lead to cartels and abuses of dominant positions.

Tuairim ó CESE: Review of the wholesale roaming market in the EU

Downloads: 

The review of national wholesale roaming markets and the Roaming Regulation

Tuairimí a glacadh on 29/03/2017
Tagairt: 
ECO/418-EESC-2016-05508-00-00-ac-tra

In the opinion on "Inclusive Islands" drawn up at the request of the Maltese Presidency of the EU, the EESC identifies permanent solutions for islands to address their structural difficulties. Europe's islands are home to over 21 million people. They account for approximately 4% of the EU-28's total population. There is therefore an urgent need for the adoption of an integrated policy framework to address the economic, social and territorial cohesion issues faced by European islands. The EESC calls for a greater effort to be undertaken by the EU to recognise the uniqueness of the challenges facing islands.

Tuairim ó CESE: Islands in the EU: from structural handicap to inclusive territory (exploratory opinion requested by the Maltese presidency)

Tuairimí a glacadh on 14/02/2018
Tagairt: 
REX/476-EESC-2016

Turkey’s geographical position makes it a first reception and transit country for many refugees and migrants. As the result of an unprecedented influx of people seeking refuge, the country currently hosts more than 2.7 million registered Syrian refugees and is making commendable efforts to provide them with humanitarian aid and support. The EU is committed to assist Turkey in dealing with this challenge.

 

Tuairim ó CESE: The role of Turkey in the refugee crisis (own-initiative opinion)

Pages