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Adottati on 20/03/2019
Riferimento: 
INT/878-EESC-2019
Sessione plenaria: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

The key to maximising the positive impact of standardisation is to develop synergies inside the European standardisation system, taking into account also the international dimension and the inclusiveness of standardisation.

Parere del CESE: The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2019 (Communication)

Adottati on 09/07/2014
Riferimento: 
INT/741-EESC-2014-02102-00-00-AC-TRA
Sessione plenaria: 
500 -
Jul 09, 2014 Jul 10, 2014

The EESC welcomes the Commission communication and emphasises the growth potential of crowdfunding in the EU as an alternative source of funding. It also emphasises the dependence of SMEs on bank loans, a situation that will persist despite the existence of alternative sources which are not always easy to access. Therefore Crowdfunding should be explicitly recognised in the laws of the Member States as a new form of patronage.

Parere del CESE: Crowdfunding in the European Union

Adottati on 06/07/2017
Riferimento: 
INT/787-EESC-2016-EESC-2016-03121-00-00-AC

 

In its Opinion, the EESC draws attention to significant inefficiencies still existing in both the formulation and implementation of SME policies, warns against a bureaucratic approach still prevalent in EU policies and calls for a visible, coordinated and consistent horizontal policy for SMEs, based on a multiannual action plan. The EESC also proposes that the Commission assess whether the current definition of SMEs corresponds to their heterogeneity, sectoral dynamics, specific features and diversity during the last decade.

Parere del CESE: Improving the effectiveness of EU policies for SMEs (own-initiative opinion)

Adottati on 12/12/2018
Riferimento: 
INT/854-EESC-2018-02861-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC calls on the authorities at all levels to engage in close cooperation with all the stakeholders with a view to drawing up a specific action plan on the future of European retail in the 21st century.

Parere del CESE: Retail sector (Communication)

Adottati on 23/05/2012
Riferimento: 
INT/623-EESC-2012-1294
Sessione plenaria: 
481 -
May 23, 2012 May 24, 2012

The EESC welcomes the Commission proposal but highlights the fact that it can only be one component of dedicated financial instruments for social businesses. The Committee reminds the Commission that some elements of the proposal have to be clarified in order to allow such funds to be successful, both for the financial community and for the final beneficiaries.

Parere del CESE: European Social Entrepreneurship Funds

Adottati on 21/09/2017
Riferimento: 
INT/817-EESC-2017-01443-00-00-ac-tra

Impact assessments of any legislative proposals must be integrated and accorded due importance to the economic, social and environmental dimensions, including for SMEs. The Committee has called for the Parliament, the Council and the European Commission to agree on a common methodology on impact assessments and evaluations, which could also serve as a prompt for the Committee. It is extremely concerned by the findings on the shortcomings of social and environmental impact assessments and the follow-up to consultations. It calls on the Commission to be more transparent and to give fully documented reasons why a particular measure or proposal is or is not to be submitted for impact assessment and/or an ex-post analysis.

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