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U izradi (updated on 17/07/2020)
Referentni dokument: 
REX/532-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

The incoming German EU Presidency has listed this file as one of their top priorities in the field. This is in line with their long-standing interest to the issue of due diligence and corporate social responsibility, which they had tabled during their Presidency of the G7 in 2015 and G20 in 2017. The German government wants an EU legislation on the issue and they would welcome the EESC opinion. They are encouraged by the launch of a Commission study on Sustainable supply chains back in January 2020. They would ideally like to present the EESC opinion during their high-level conference scheduled on 6-7 October 2020.

Informativni memorandum: Sustainable supply chains and decent work in international trade (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

U izradi (updated on 17/07/2020)
Referentni dokument: 
TEN/707-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

Informativni memorandum: Universal access to housing that is decent, sustainable and affordable over the long term

U izradi (updated on 17/07/2020)
Referentni dokument: 
NAT/793-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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Jul 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

The national provisions governing seed harvested and controlled in those countries afford the same assurances as the provisions applicable to seed harvested and controlled within the European Union as regards the seed's characteristics and the arrangements for :

  • its examination;
  • ensuring seed identification;
  • marking;
  • control.

Ukraine has submitted a request that its cereal seed is covered by Council Decision 2003/17/EC as equivalent.

U izradi (updated on 17/07/2020)
Referentni dokument: 
NAT/790-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

The EESC, through its consultation and platform can offer an expert, objective view that identifies key priorities for future rural policy, thereby considering in particular the needs of the vulnerable regions. Rural-proofing needs to be reinvigorated alongside specific rural policies while transgenerational and smart community measures need to be mainstreamed.

Informativni memorandum: An integrated approach for the EU's rural areas, with particular emphasis on vulnerable regions (own-initiative opinion)

U izradi (updated on 17/07/2020)
Referentni dokument: 
NAT/788-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

This opinion will look into the possibilities to engage with young people in a formal way at institutional level and provide the building blocks for a new structured approach to youth engagement at EU level.

Mišljenje stručne skupine EGSO-a: Towards structured youth engagement on climate and sustainability in the EU decision-making process (own-initiative opinion)

U izradi (updated on 17/07/2020)
Referentni dokument: 
CCMI/174-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

The European Commission’s ‘Green Deal’ proposes to use public procurement as a tool to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Such ‘green public procurement’ is necessary to move toward a carbon-neutral society. However, the Commission omits that public procurement which makes up to 11% of GDP can be a tool for a fairer, more equitable society and can produce sustainable growth. At present, the ‘green public procurement’ and social considerations are discussed in different DGs. An opinion by the EESC-CCMI could bring social and ecological considerations in regards to public procurement together.

Informativni memorandum: Public procurement as a tool to create value and dignity in work in cleaning and facility services (own-initiative opinion)

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