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Usvojeno on 17/10/2018
Referentni dokument: 
ECO/466-EESC-2018-02766-00-00
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

The EESC supports the Commission's Action Plan on financing sustainable growth, aimed at reorienting capital flows towards sustainable investment, and welcomes the legislative proposals stemming from it, on fiduciary duties, a taxonomy and benchmarks. The proposed gradual approach for its implementation, beginning with the work on a European sustainability taxonomy, is preferable. However, a subsequent extension of the initial taxonomy, based on environmental aspects, to social sustainability and governance goals will be necessary. Attention should be paid to the feasibility and proportionality of legal obligations.

 

EESC opinion: Institutional investors' and asset managers' duties regarding sustainability

U izradi (updated on 22/05/2019)
Referentni dokument: 
ECO/494-EESC-2019

Information memo: Taxation/private investment and the Sustainable Development Goals - cooperation with the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (own-initiative opinion)

Usvojeno on 17/10/2018
Referentni dokument: 
ECO/471-EESC-2018-02774-00-00
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
538 -
Oct 17, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

The EESC welcomes these proposals on sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBSs), which fit into the broader context of completing the Banking Union and building a Capital Markets Union (CMU). Moreover, the proposals also have the potential to make a positive contribution to financial stability and resilience. The EESC has been strongly advocating a weakening of the link between banks and their home countries ("sovereigns") and therefore welcomes that SBBSs aim to contribute to this. The EESC considers that in conceptual terms, the idea of SBBSs is an attractive one and feels that the only way to find out whether banks will switch from bonds from their home countries to SBBSs for their investments and whether investors will be prepared to buy "junior" tranches in sufficient quantities to justify the creation of SBBSs, is to test this new financial instrument - the SBBS - on the market.

EESC opinion: EU sovereign bond-backed securities (SBBS)

Usvojeno on 19/09/2018
Referentni dokument: 
ECO/464-EESC-2018-02789-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
537 -
Sep 19, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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.

 

EESC opinion: Regulation on European Territorial Cooperation 2021-2027

U izradi (updated on 21/05/2019)
Referentni dokument: 
SC/53-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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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.

Information memo: Leaving no one behind when implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (own-initiative opinion)

Usvojeno on 15/05/2019
Referentni dokument: 
SOC/610-EESC-2018
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

Gender equality is not only a human rights issue; it is a social and economic necessity for the EU, its Member States and businesses, as it hugely impacts on sustainable growth and GDP, while allowing to use the potential of 51% of the EU population. The EU needs to elevate gender equality to a stand-alone goal with a binding strategy, centred in the following measures: fighting the economic inequality affecting women and the current backlash of their rights; ratifying and implementing the Istanbul Convention on all forms of violence against women (including harassment); addressing once and for all gendered stereotypes, namely through the media; and supporting civil society organisations working for greater gender equality.

EESC opinion: Gender equality issues (own initiative opinion)

Usvojeno on 23/01/2019
Referentni dokument: 
ECO/485-EESC-2018-05763-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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Jan 23, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

The EESC is of the opinion that building economic resilience, an objective that underlies the recommendations of the European Commission on the economic policy of the euro area, is of the utmost importance for the euro area economies. However, the Committee would like to stress that the pursuit of economic resilience should go hand in hand with increased labour market resilience, that is, the capacity of labour markets to weather shocks with limited social costs.

EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy (2019)

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