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Tuairimí a glacadh on 19/10/2017
Tagairt: 
ECO/437-EESC-2017-03251-00-00-ac-tra

This opinion is part of a wider package of four EESC opinions on the future of the European economy (Deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and Euro area economic policy, Capital Markets Union and The future of EU finances). The package of opinions underscores the need for a common sense of purpose in the Union governance, which goes far beyond technical approaches and measures, and is first and foremost a matter of political will and a common perspective. The EESC is strongly in favour of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) and finds it absolutely necessary that the CMU becomes a reality in all EU Member States and calls for the political will at European level and in the Member States to make all necessary efforts and to establish all of the relevant conditions required.

Tuairim ó CESE: Capital Markets Union: mid-term review (Communication)

Tuairimí a glacadh on 14/03/2018
Tagairt: 
ECO/442-EESC-2017-05392-00-00-ac-tra

 

The EESC welcomes the Commission's proposal for a definitive VAT system and calls upon the Member States to cooperate closely for reaching the agreement regarding the new system. The Committee stresses that the quick fixes proposed by the Commission are important as intermediary steps for the functioning of the VAT system and encourages the Member States to adopt the quick fixes for all businesses.

Tuairim ó CESE: VAT package (I)

Tuairimí a glacadh on 19/09/2018
Tagairt: 
NAT/737-EESC-2018-01470

The annual revision of the Eurostat SDG Report must be an opportunity for broader dialogue with civil society concerning which indicators be included and what the target for each of these should be. This own-initiative opinion examines how organised civil society could be better involved in a more qualitative follow-up of the annual revision of the Eurostat SDG report as part of SDG monitoring and follow-up programmes that have been established.

Tuairim ó CESE: Indicators better suited to evaluate the SDGs – the civil society contribution (own-initiative opinion)

Tuairimí a glacadh on 19/09/2018
Tagairt: 
ECO/464-EESC-2018-02789-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC underlines European territorial cooperation (ETC) is a unique instrument of cohesion policy and one of the very few frameworks in which national, regional and local players from different Member States are systematically called upon to carry out joint measures and exchange practices and strategies.

 

Tuairim ó CESE: Regulation on European Territorial Cooperation 2021-2027

Tuairimí a glacadh on 17/10/2018
Tagairt: 
SOC/600-EESC-2018-03636-00-02-AC-TRA

The EESC welcomes the new funds, very different to each other, that will give continuity to the work undertaken, and approves of the increase in their financial allocation. Equal treatment and anti-discrimination policies represent the pillars of European policies, including those concerning the integration of third-country nationals. The removal of the word "integration" from the title is worrying, as this could be seen as reflecting diminishing concern for this aspect. The Committee welcomes the importance given to flexibility in both funds, as this entails acknowledging the importance of better reflecting the needs of each Member States within the framework of joint action.

Tuairim ó CESE: Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF) and Integrated Border Management Fund

Tuairimí a glacadh on 17/09/2015
Tagairt: 
REX/412-EESC-2015

The EESC wishes to draw up an opinion on the revision of the agreement with Mexico, paying special attention to civil society participation in the process, i.e. consultations during the negotiations and monitoring implementation of the new agreement following its entry into force.

Tuairim ó CESE: Revision of the EU-Mexico Association Agreement

Tuairimí a glacadh on 23/02/2017
Tagairt: 
NAT/679-EESC-2016

Tuairim ó CESE: Role of Agriculture in Multilateral, Bilateral and Regional Trade negotiations in the light of the Nairobi WTO Ministerial meeting (own-initiative opinion)

Tuairimí a glacadh on 13/07/2016
Tagairt: 
ECO/406-EESC-2016-02343-00-01-ac-tra

The EESC welcomes the "Action Plan on VAT", and calls for a  definitive VAT system that is clear, consistent, robust and comprehensive, as well as proportionate and future-proof. The Committee  welcomes the strong focus on closing the VAT gap and tackling the susceptibility of VAT to fraud. There should be results delivered without delay, including by improving cooperation between tax administrations. “Bona fide” enterprises should be protected and no new excessive measures should be imposed on them. The future system of reduced rates must combine flexibility and legal certainty, be transparent, and for the sake of simplicity the number of reduced rates and exemptions must be limited.

Tuairim ó CESE: Action Plan on VAT

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VAT Action Plan - Measures to modernise VAT in the EU - Bertrand LAPALUS - DG TAXUD

Tuairimí a glacadh on 19/10/2016
Tagairt: 
INT/801-EESC-2016-04511-00-00-AC-TRA

While supporting the pilot project to set up a financial expertise centre for consumers and end-users of financial services, the EESC feels it would be useful to call for a number of conditions to be met: legitimacy, financial independence, transparency and accountability, public visibility, as well as balance between financial sector professionals and users.

Tuairim ó CESE: Involvement of consumers and other financial services end-users in Union policy making in the field of financial services (2017-2020)

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