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In elaborazione (updated on 12/06/2019)
Riferimento: 
TEN/692-EESC-2019
Sessione plenaria: 
544 -
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The EESC welcomes the fact that principle 20 of the European Pillar of Social Rights reaffirms the right to access essential services/SGEIs. These are a vital component of social justice and are underpinned by the principle of equal treatment of users, prohibiting any kind of discrimination or exclusion whatsoever, and by the principle of universal access to services of a high level of affordability and quality.

EESC section opinion: For a better implementation of the Social Pillar, promoting essential services (own-initiative opinion)

In elaborazione (updated on 12/06/2019)
Riferimento: 
ECO/479-EESC-2018
Sessione plenaria: 
544 -
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The aim of this proposal is to better explore how project-oriented policies and smart specialization strategies can be directed towards development of transnational networks involving local authorities, SME's and research institutions. These partnerships are essential for the realization of transantional projects, with the EU funding, eventually under the umbrella of the EU macro-regional strategies.

EESC section opinion: Economic convergence and competitiveness within macro-regions-transnational clusters (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Romanian Presidency)

In elaborazione (updated on 13/06/2019)
Riferimento: 
ECO/489-EESC-2019-2019-00073-00-00
Sessione plenaria: 
544 -
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The EESC notes that the international role of the euro has not yet recovered to the pre-financial crisis level. Whereas the European Commission's proposed measures are welcome and deemed necessary by the EESC, they may not go far enough given the extent of the euro area's social and economic challenges. Social cohesion, economic upward convergence and the promotion of competitiveness and innovation should be the basis on which the euro area's economy gathers pace and supports a stronger international role for the euro.

EESC section opinion: Towards a stronger international role of the euro

In elaborazione (updated on 14/06/2019)
Riferimento: 
SOC/627-EESC-2019
Sessione plenaria: 
544 -
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

EESC section opinion: Further strengthening the Rule of Law within the Union. State of play and possible next steps (Communication)

In elaborazione (updated on 12/06/2019)
Riferimento: 
SC/51-EESC-2018-SC/051- Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction
Sessione plenaria: 
544 -
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

Just a few days ahead of last December's climate summit COP24 in Poland, the European Commission published its long-term strategy "A clean planet for all" presenting its vision for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through a socially-fair transition in a cost-efficient manner. While the document does not contain any new policy proposals, it provides the direction of travel of EU climate and energy policy and frames what the EU considers as its long-term contribution to achieving the Paris Agreement temperature objectives in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Information memo: Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction (Communication)