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Usvojeno on 11/12/2019
Referentni dokument: 
INT/891-EESC-2019-04461-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

An effective and principled competition policy to be one of the pillars of the European Union and an essential tool in achieving the internal market, pursuant to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the construction of a social market economy and the content of the Social Pillar. In the 2018 report on Competition Policy 2018,  the European Commission develops an approach aimed at strengthening the Single Market, economic development and social policy objectives.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Report on Competition Policy 2018

Usvojeno on 11/12/2019
Referentni dokument: 
SOC/616-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

The opinion presents  the EESC's proposal for the new European Disability  strategy  2020-2030, at a crucial moment in the EU landscape. With a new European Commission, a new European Parliament and a new budget programming period, the timing is perfect to come up with   a Disability Strategy that fully takes into account the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD), the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The opinion tackles various policy areas, drawing attention to the crosscutting character of disability rights.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030: a contribution from the European Economic and Social Committee (own-initiative opinion)

Usvojeno on 11/12/2019
Referentni dokument: 
SOC/583-EESC-2018
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Against a background of rising poverty levels during the crisis, levels that remain high in many Member States, in particular among the unemployed, this own-initiative opinion would address the huge differences in levels of protection under national unemployment insurance systems within the EU.
Possible standards in this respect could be:

  • a minimum standard for the net replacement rate of unemployment benefits;
  • a minimum standard of coverage ratio of unemployed people receiving unemployment payments;
  • a minimum standard for the duration of unemployment benefit entitlement;
  • a right to (re)qualification and training

With the objective of promoting upward social convergence within the EU, the proposal for such standards is a concrete step towards effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights recently announced by the EU institutions in Gothenburg.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Common minimum standards in the field of unemployment insurance in EU Member States – a concrete step towards the effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

Usvojeno on 30/10/2019
Referentni dokument: 
SC/53-EESC-2019-02446
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The proposed opinion will look at new approaches to more fairly distributing the burden of transformation towards a sustainable Europe.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Leaving no one behind when implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (own-initiative opinion)

Usvojeno on 30/10/2019
Referentni dokument: 
TEN/700-EESC-2019-03626
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The EESC welcomes the initiative of the European Commission (EC) to launch the assessment of the draft National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) submitted by the Member States, thereby following up on the new governance model launched by the Council and the Parliament in December 2018 and aimed at ensuring the transition to clean energy and climate protection through a multilevel interactive dialogue which fully involves civil society and public and private entities at local and regional level. The EU is the first major global economy to adopt, through specific National Energy and Climate Plans, a legally binding framework to deliver on its 2015 commitments under the COP21 Paris Agreement and the UN 2030 Agenda.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Integrated national energy and climate plans

Usvojeno on 30/10/2019
Referentni dokument: 
NAT/759-EESC-2019-00097
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

In this exploratory opinion, prepared at the request of the European Commission, the EESC provides its contribution to how environmental laws could be better supported at EU and national level and suggest ways to enhance the role of civil society in the framework of the EIR process.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: A more constructive role for civil society in implementing environmental law (Exploratory opinion at the request of the European Commission)

Usvojeno on 30/10/2019
Referentni dokument: 
REX/517-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

Mišljenje EGSO-a: The role of the EU's trade and investment policies in enhancing the EU's economic performance (own-initiative opinion)

Usvojeno on 30/10/2019
Referentni dokument: 
SOC/618-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The EESC echoes the European Parliament's call to phase out all investor schemes and recommends that until then certain mitigation measures are put in place. Member States should be urged to apply a due diligence process without specific duration restrictions and adapted to the high-risk profile of applicants. A coordination mechanism should allow Member States to exchange information on successful and rejected applications for citizenship and residence permits. All agents and intermediaries providing services to applicants should be subject to anti-money-laundering rules as set out in the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive. The EU should encourage all agents providing services to applicants to be accredited and subject to a code of conduct. Authorities should maintain primary responsibility for accepting or rejecting applicants. Authorities must also maintain a set of measures to avoid conflicts of interest or bribery risks.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Investor Citizenship and Residence Schemes in the European Union

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