Competitività

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Adottati on 06/12/2017
Riferimento: 
ECO/410-EESC-2016-05712-00-00-AC-TRA
Sessione plenaria: 
530 -
Dec 06, 2017 Dec 07, 2017

The EESC believes that income and wealth inequalities in the EU have become economic and social challenges that should be addressed with appropriate measures at national level and with the support of EU-level action.

A well-functioning system of social transfers and social assistance is thus needed. Fiscal redistribution should to a large extent complement the gaps in the market system. Public assets (social infrastructure, facilities for services in the public interest, etc.) should be developed as a means of addressing inequalities. And fiscal income should be shifted from labour-based taxation towards a more wealth-based one, with taxation on inheritance and capital income. Overall, Intensive economic growth is key to reducing poverty and wealth inequalities.

Parere del CESE: Wealth inequality in Europe

Adottati on 17/03/2016
Riferimento: 
ECO/394-EESC-2015-06709-00-00-ac-tra
Sessione plenaria: 
515 -
Mar 16, 2016 Mar 17, 2016

The Commission communication on Steps towards completing EMU can provide a great opportunity to launch a debate at political level and with civil society to draw up conclusive proposals which go further than the current ones. It would be more useful to draw up a proposal for the European Semester as part of a comprehensive agreement on economic governance that goes beyond the status quo, changing macroconditionality and strengthening the Interparliamentary Conference. Democratic legitimacy is not tackled seriously by any of the Commission's operational proposals. The tripartite social dialogue could contribute to this matter. On the basis of its own roadmap, the EESC is committed to putting forward, possibly with the Commission, a plan on stage two (Completing EMU 2017-2025) to discuss these issues in the Member States, beginning with the euro area countries.

Parere del CESE: Steps towards Completing EMU

Adottati on 13/07/2016
Riferimento: 
ECO/406-EESC-2016-02343-00-01-ac-tra
Sessione plenaria: 
518 -
Jul 13, 2016 Jul 14, 2016

The EESC welcomes the "Action Plan on VAT", and calls for a  definitive VAT system that is clear, consistent, robust and comprehensive, as well as proportionate and future-proof. The Committee  welcomes the strong focus on closing the VAT gap and tackling the susceptibility of VAT to fraud. There should be results delivered without delay, including by improving cooperation between tax administrations. “Bona fide” enterprises should be protected and no new excessive measures should be imposed on them. The future system of reduced rates must combine flexibility and legal certainty, be transparent, and for the sake of simplicity the number of reduced rates and exemptions must be limited.

Parere del CESE: Action Plan on VAT

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VAT Action Plan - Measures to modernise VAT in the EU - Bertrand LAPALUS - DG TAXUD

Adottati on 20/09/2017
Riferimento: 
ECO/419-EESC-2016-02205-00-00-ac-tra
Sessione plenaria: 
528 - Sep 20, 2017

The EESC endorses the aims of the Commission proposals in the area of the CCCTB and recommends the greatest efforts be made to pursue the CCCTB by consensus. The Committee recognizes that the Commission relaunched the CCCTB proposal both with the objective to aid the single market and to combat aggressive tax planning, attributing income where the value is created.

Parere del CESE: Common (Consolidated) Corporate Tax Base

Adottati on 19/06/2019
Riferimento: 
ECO/486-EESC-2019-00069-00-00
Sessione plenaria: 
544 -
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The EESC welcomes the Investment Plan for Europe for its contribution to the promotion of investment in the EU. The Committee calls for clearly set investment targets, regulatory simplification and further guidance in order to achieve greater geographical and sectoral balance. The EESC advocates for strengthened financial capacity for the InvestEU programme within the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and calls for more efforts to raise awareness among European businesses and citizens about the benefits obtained from the Investment Plan for Europe.

Parere del CESE: Investment Plan for Europe: stock-taking and next steps

Adottati on 17/03/2016
Riferimento: 
ECO/395-EESC-2015-06711-00-00-ac-tra
Sessione plenaria: 
515 -
Mar 16, 2016 Mar 17, 2016

Competitiveness is not an end in itself. It is only a sensible objective if it improves people's well-being in practice. The EESC therefore recommends that an updated definition of competitiveness ("competitiveness 2.0") be used in future, taking into account "the ability of a country to deliver the beyond-GDP goals for its citizens". The EESC urges that future discussions refer not to "competitiveness boards" but to "boards for competitiveness, social cohesion and sustainability". The EESC asks the Commission to present concrete proposals on how the following necessary requirements with regards to these boards can be safeguarded: accountability, legitimacy and transparency; representation of balanced unbiased expertise; non-binding character of proposals of the boards; inclusion of the dual role of wages, both as a cost factor and as the main determinant of domestic demand.

Parere del CESE: National Competitiveness Boards

Adottati on 21/09/2016
Riferimento: 
ECO/407-EESC-2016-02391-00-00-ac-tra
Sessione plenaria: 
519 -
Sep 21, 2016 Sep 22, 2016

Fighting against tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning, both at the EU and at a global level, is an important political priority for the European Union. The EESC welcomes and endorses the Commission proposal, which aims to make the taxation system more transparent as this measure will boost public confidence. The EESC suggests that the Commission should aim for a more ambitious package. It proposes the disclosure of a wider range of data, the gradual reduction of the turnover threshold of EUR 750 Million and that the disclosed data is made publicly available in one of the official languages of the EU in order to achieve the objective of giving the public genuine access to data for the whole single market.

Parere del CESE: Public tax transparency (country-by-country reporting)

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