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Usvojeno on 25/09/2019
Referentni dokument: 
INT/886-EESC-2019-01847
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The EESC would like a vigorous SME-friendly initiative (Act Small First) to be implemented with a view to achieving this objective, and calls for the Think small first principle and the SME test to be evaluated. The goal here will be to make these tools more effective and to design SME-compatible legislation so that SMEs can develop within the single market on the basis of complete legal certainty...

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Better Regulation stocktaking (Communication)

Usvojeno on 25/09/2019
Referentni dokument: 
TEN/698-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Bilateral road transport agreements between Switzerland-Germany and Switzerland-Italy

Usvojeno on 25/09/2019
Referentni dokument: 
INT/888-EESC-2019-03042-00-01-AC-TRA
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

With this opinion the EESC wishes to highlight the scale of Dieselgate and regrets that the Commission was not able to anticipate these events by means of effective measures from the outset. The EESC further considers that the solution put forward in this proposal should not be limited to dealing with an issue of form, without genuinely serving the applicants' interests. Lastly the EESC also fears that, by empowering the Commission to issue delegated acts under the terms it sets out, the proposal would undermine not only the effectiveness of the legislation but also the intentions of the legislator when establishing these delegated act.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Motor vehicles - emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles - repair and maintenance information (amendment)

Usvojeno on 25/09/2019
Referentni dokument: 
SOC/615-EESC-2019-01355
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The EESC notes that the Global Compact is a non-binding instrument that does not create new obligations for EU Member States and its content is fully in line with the principles and values of the European Union, most notably Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union, which includes – as its main values – respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities. The EESC therefore regrets the fact that the Compact has not been approved by all Member States and recommends that the EU clarify and build on the Compact's objectives using appropriate mechanisms.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Implementation of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration based on EU values (own-initiative opinion)

Usvojeno on 17/07/2019
Referentni dokument: 
ECO/495-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

This own-initiative opinion will focus on the interface and inter-linkages between the European semester and Cohesion policy under the new Multiannual Financial Framework with a view to developing policy proposals to improve sustainable growth performance. With the Europe 2020 Strategy coming to an end, these proposals can contribute to the preparation of a new European strategy post-2020.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: The European Semester and Cohesion policy - Towards a new European strategy post-2020 (own-initiative opinion)

Usvojeno on 17/07/2019
Referentni dokument: 
INT/882-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The EESC calls for a strategic shift at all levels to unequivocally promote new models of circularity, not only by stepping up the alignment of all actors, but also by placing consumers at the centre of public policy.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: The role of consumers in the Circular Economy (own-initiative opinion)

Usvojeno on 17/07/2019
Referentni dokument: 
ECO/491-EESC-2019-00699
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

In the opinion, the Committee states that taxation policy in general and combating tax fraud in particular must remain a priority for the next European Commission. In this line, the EESC endorses a debate on gradually shifting to QMV and the ordinary legislative procedure in tax matters, while recognising that all Member States must at all times have sufficient possibilities to participate in the decision-making process.  Moreover, the Committee believes that any new rule must be fit-for-purpose and that certain conditions need to be met to successfully implement QMV: a sufficiently strong EU budget; better coordinated economic policy; and a substantial analytical work assessing to what extent current tax measures have been insufficient.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Taxation – qualified majority voting

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