Opinions

  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Riferimento
    SOC/796-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    590
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  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Riferimento
    ECO/641-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    589
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    On 13 June 2023 the EC proposed a Council Recommendation on developing social economy framework conditions and noted that taxation policies can have "a significant role in fostering the social economy and ensuring that social economy entities can afford to operate alongside mainstream businesses, creating a more equitable business environment while contributing to social inclusion and improved access to employment".

    That proposal is supplemented by two working documents, entitled Relevant taxation frameworks for social economy entities and Non-discriminatory taxation of charitable organisations and their donors: principles drawn from EU case-law.

    Given the wide and general approach of EC proposal – including inter alia references to the role of State aid, public procurement, and European funds – the above-mentioned taxation aspects need to be analysed and considered by the EESC.

  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Riferimento
    ECO/640-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    590
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    The Territorial Agenda (TA) 2030 is an inter-governmental declaration with no direct legal, financial or institutional implementation instrument. The application of the Territorial Agenda 2030 relies on informal multilevel cooperation between Member States, sub-national authorities, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Investment Bank and other relevant players.

  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/02/2023
    Riferimento
    NAT/898-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    586
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    EU forests – new EU Framework for Forest Monitoring and Strategic Plans
  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Riferimento
    CCMI/221-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Croatia
    (Germany
    Plenary session number
    586
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    On 24 October 2023 the European Commission adopted a set of actions to better prevent and mitigate critical medicine shortages in the EU. Recent critical shortages, including of certain antibiotics last winter, show that continued coordinated action is needed to address supply challenges and to make Europe's medicine supply chains more resilient in the long run. The main objective of the Communication is to prevent and mitigate critical shortages at EU level, focusing in particular on the most critical medicines, for which security of supply in the EU must be ensured at all times.

    Communication on availability of medicines
  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 14/12/2023
    Riferimento
    TEN/830-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
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  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Riferimento
    NAT/922-EESC-2024
    Plenary session number
    586
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    EESC section opinion: Regulation on the welfare of dogs and cats and their traceability
  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/09/2023
    Riferimento
    ECO/631-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
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    This opinion focuses on the reform and investment measures in the Member States, in particular those based on the Country-Specific Recommendations 2023, and their implementation, in order to assess the effectiveness of these measures and the possibilities for better targeting of proposals, improved implementation and the monitoring and involvement of organised civil society in the procedures. This opinion also looks at issues concerning the ongoing reform of the EU’s economic governance rules, the central objective of which is to strengthen public debt sustainability while promoting sustainable and inclusive growth in all Member States through reforms and investment. Moreover, the opinion continues the previous consultation exercises by examining the state of the implementation of the reforms and investments provided for in the national Recovery and Resilience Plans and which are financially supported by RRF funds.

  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Riferimento
    SOC/754-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
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