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Usvojeno on 29/10/2020
Referentni dokument: 
ECO/529-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
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Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Amendments to financial regulation to facilitate economic recovery post Covid-19

Usvojeno on 29/10/2020
Referentni dokument: 
INT/915-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

In view of the COVID-19 crisis, which has led to a virtual halt in sales in 2020, the EESC has examined the European Commission's proposal for a regulation which would allow Euro 4 motorcycle manufacturers to sell beyond 1 January 2021 vehicles they had in stock on 15 March 2020.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: L-category vehicles / COVID

Usvojeno on 29/10/2020
Referentni dokument: 
SOC/641-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

The EESC describes integration as a dynamic process, involving both migrants and the receiving society. It believes that migration challenges should be addressed in a holistic manner.  Gender equality should become one of the key pillars in integration. Migrant families and parents should be involved in the local and school community as from the early stages of reception. On language training, the EESC believes that this should foresee cultural exploration and involvement in the community and society, as well as guidance and information to migrants on the advantages and the aims of language training. In view of the disparities that exist in Member States with regard to language teaching, the EESC calls for common EU guidelines for language training, which can help ensure a unified and holistic approach.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Integration of women, mothers and families with a migrant background in the EU Member States and target language levels for integration (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Usvojeno on 29/10/2020
Referentni dokument: 
ECO/520-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

This additional opinion updates and complements the proposals made in the original ASGS opinion, adopted in February this year. The EESC welcomes the step forward towards embracing a more social, inclusive and sustainable economic model, particularly given the economic and social effects of COVID-19. To support the economic recovery and public investment, and in support of a digital and green transformation, the EESC believes that a revision of the Stability and Growth Pact, flexibility in state aid rules and a rethink of tax policy is necessary. Well-resourced public health measures and social security systems are likewise of vital importance. The EESC also welcomes the Commission's proposals for Next Generation EU and sees the ASGS as an opportunity for the EU to shift towards an economic model that gives equal weighing to both economic and social objectives.

Mišljenje EGSO-a: The Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2020 (additional opinion)

Usvojeno on 29/10/2020
Referentni dokument: 
SOC/642-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasjedanje: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

This opinion, requested by the German Presidency of the Council, makes the following main recommendations:
- data collection and monitoring of diversity policies in the labour market must be improved at all levels;
- the principles of diversity management must be integrated into EU rules and generalised;
- more funds should be allocated to diversity management, in order to support the work of civil society organisations working with racialized groups and the diversity policies put in place by the social partners;
- to tackle the underutilisation of migrants' skills and increase their participation in the labour market, these need to be further recognised. In addition, migrants should benefit from free and universal training, including language courses;
- migrants should be active, not only in the labour market, but also in politics;

Mišljenje EGSO-a: Diversity management in the EU Member States (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

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