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11/04/2022

The European Union has an obligation to defend and emphasise our fundamental values, including respect for human dignity, freedom, equality, and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. For these reasons, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) strongly supported the establishment of the European Commission's Strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life at its March plenary.

11/04/2022

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) backs the Commission's proposal to update the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The new rules will fight structural long-term underinvestment in construction by introducing EU minimum energy performance standards, new requirements for Energy Performance Certificates and a building "renovation passport".

07/04/2022

In a recent opinion, the EESC backed the EU's legal initiative on regulating platform work as a precondition for ensuring fair working conditions for all types of workers. However, the opinion did not get the support of its Employers' Group, which sees the EU's legal measure as unnecessary and believes it will stifle the innovation and investment brought about by platforms

07/04/2022

Following the publication of the evaluations on the shortcomings of the Environmental Criminal Directive – ECD, the Commission decided to replace it with a new EU Directive aimed at making the protection of the environment through criminal law more precise, legally secure and effective. In the opinion "Improving environmental protection through criminal law", adopted at the March plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) made concrete proposals to improve the legislation, in order to make it truly effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

04/04/2022

Transparent decision-making and open communication will make the energy transition more acceptable to society despite the potentially higher initial costs, underlines the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). The EU should push for fair distribution and "prosumption" by tapping into the potential of financial incentives, identifying and removing any obstacles to public participation and support.

01/04/2022

Čini se da kapaciteti Mehanizma EU-a za civilnu zaštitu, uspostavljenog 2001., više nisu dovoljni za odgovaranje na katastrofe povezane s klimatskim promjenama i višestruke katastrofe, kao što je aktualni rat u Ukrajini. U mišljenju „Konsolidacija civilne zaštite EU-a“ predstavnici i predstavnice civilnog društva u okviru EGSO-a predlažu osnivanje europske agencije koja bi na dosljedniji način povezivala civilnu zaštitu i humanitarnu pomoć i istodobno mogla utrti put prema odlučnijim vanjskopolitičkim mjerama.

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