Opinions with Employers' Group members as rapporteur/co-rapporteur/rapporteur-general

  • Ongoing (updated on 26/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    NAT/929-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Lithuania
    Plenary session number
    589
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  • Ongoing (updated on 24/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Reference
    REX/579-EESC-2023-REX579
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    585
    -

    Since the inception of the Single Market, the EU has prioritized open, rule-based trade and economic stability. Recent global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and rising geopolitical tensions, underscored vulnerabilities in Europe's economic structure, compelling a strategic response. 

    EESC opinion: European economic security strategy
  • Ongoing (updated on 24/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    INT/1047-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    585
    -

    The EESC supports the development of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as an alternative to court proceedings when consumers seek redress for the damage traders may cause them, alongside accessible judicial proceedings and enforcement of consumer rights by national authorities. It considers enforcement by national authorities to be essential as a foundation of trust in consumer protection, while redress, whether through court or an ADR procedure, offers a way to restore trust when an incident occurs between consumer and trader.

    EESC opinion: Alternative dispute resolution
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Reference
    NAT/894-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Hungary
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    585
    -

    Microplastics are persistent, very mobile, and hard to remove from nature. Microplastics are widespread in the world and in the human body, and a cause of growing concerns. Plastic pellets are found in water and soil, including agricultural lands, and harm ecosystems and biodiversity. Plastic pellets are the one of the largest sources of unintentional microplastic pollution.

    For the first time, the European Commission proposes measures to prevent microplastic pollution from the unintentional release of plastic pellets.

    EESC opinion: Preventing plastic pellet losses to reduce microplastics pollution
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Reference
    REX/581-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Romania
    Employers - GR I
    Croatia
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) was asked by the Commission to produce an opinion on the new plan. It aims to look at the plan from the civil society perspective and explore means of concrete inclusion of social partners and civil society organisations in its implementation.

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Reference
    ECO/605-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Italy
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Poland

    In 2021 the European Commission announced the revision of the Council Directive 2011/64/EU on the excise rules for tobacco. In the inception impact assessment, the EC stated that there are areas of weakness and ambiguity in the current legal arrangements which give rise to market distortions, legal uncertainty and can also hinder the detection and prevention of fraud. The review will ensure that the rules remain fit for the purpose and improve the proper functioning of the internal market, and a high level of health protection. The policy changes focus on:

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Reference
    SOC/792-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Romania
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 17/05/2022
    Reference
    NAT/871-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Romania
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Ireland
  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Reference
    NAT/931-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Finland
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Reference
    INT/1055-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    The exploratory opinion requested by the Commission will focus on General Purpose AI models and the systems based on these models, their use by institutions, bodies and businesses and the impact they have on economy and society. Its aim is to support the implementation of the Artificial Intelligence Act, in particular as regards General Purpose AI and their governance. It will, more specifically, contribute to the preparation of the codes of practice in relation to General Purpose AI, provide recommendations on the next steps in the field and engage in the global discussions around General Purpose AI and their governance.