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  • Ongoing (updated on 29/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Riferimento
    ECO/646-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    According to Article 175 of the TFEU the Commission shall submit a report to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, every three years, on the progress towards achieving economic, social and territorial cohesion.

    The 9th report which covers the first period (2021-2023) of the programming period 2021-2027 will include a record of progress made towards achieving economic, social and territorial cohesion, including the socio-economic situation of regions as well as the integration of EU priorities. It will also include, where appropriate, an indication of future EU measures and policies necessary to strengthen cohesion, as well as to deliver EU priorities.

  • Adopted on 14/02/2024 - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Riferimento
    ECO/634-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    585
    -

    Every year in February, the EESC adopts an opinion on Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, which the Commission usually presents at the end of November in the year before. This communication outlines the economic and employment policy priorities for the EU for the following 12 months, with a view to mitigating the negative impacts of the energy shocks in the short term and to foster sustainable growth and increase the EU’s resilience in the medium term. The structured approach, like in previous years, centres around the four dimensions of competitive sustainability and in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The ASGS also continues to guide Member States in the implementation of the national Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs). The EESC's opinion on the ASGS 2024 is due to be adopted at the plenary session of 24-25 February 2024.

    EESC opinion: Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2024
  • Ongoing (updated on 29/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Riferimento
    ECO/640-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    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 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Riferimento
    ECO/645-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    591
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 02/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Riferimento
    ECO/642-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    Climate change is a matter of urgency and demands a green shift in our economies. To achieve the EU's climate targets, a profound modernisation of the capital stock is needed. This entails a massive expansion of public investments. The need for an EU-level investment fund to finance the green transition is also a matter of economic strength and sustainable competitiveness. One central element of closing the financing gap is an investment friendly reform of the EU fiscal rules. While the reform process is still ongoing and is supposed to be finished by the end of this legislature, it is already clear that the fiscal space for public investments at national level will not significantly increase with the reform.

  • Ongoing (updated on 02/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Riferimento
    ECO/639-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    The European Council of December 2023 discussed the EU enlargement policy, including the stabilisation and association process and next steps in this respect. The enlargement policy will be one of the top priorities for the next coming years. One of the most important aspects of the enlargement process will be the cohesion policy and the structural funds.

    The need for a structural policy to be applied following enlargement is justified both by the external necessity of reducing the gap between the applicant countries and the EU average and by the internal necessity of combating increasing disparities amongst and within accession countries.

  • Adopted on 17/01/2024 - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Riferimento
    ECO/633-EESC-2023-04821
    Employers - GR I
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    584
    -
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2024
  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024)
    Riferimento
    ECO/637-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    Already in 2018 the European Commission has proposed a Regulation on a mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context for the programming period 2021-2027. At the time, the EESC has adopted its opinion on 19 September 2018, and the European Parliament adopted its first-reading position on the proposal in February 2019. However, the Council's working party on structural measures decided to cease work on the proposal in May 2021. In October 2022, to break the impasse and take the lead on this issue, the EP's Committee on Regional Development started drawing up a legislative-initiative report, calling on the Commission to present a new legislative proposal. The EP voted the report at its September 2023 plenary session.

  • Adopted on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Riferimento
    ECO/612-EESC-2023-2023-00848
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    583
    -

    One of the main conclusions of the 8th Cohesion Report is that although cohesion and convergence among regions in the European Union has improved, there are still remaining gaps especially in less developed regions related with their territorial characteristics. EU islands, mountain areas and sparsely populated areas still face many challenges on their growth and income and disparities exist.

    In these regions, there are still a lot of gaps in terms of employment and investment, social exclusion is evident and gender disparities have not diminished.

    EESC opinion: Main challenges faced by EU islands, and mountainous and sparsely populated areas
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Riferimento
    ECO/626-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Latvia
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    As committed during the negotiations on the long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission has on 20 June 2023 completed its proposal for a next generation of own resources. The package includes a new temporary statistical own resource based on company profits. The Commission  also proposes to adjust the own resources proposals based on the Emissions Trading System (ETS) and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) compared to the original proposals from December 2021.  

    EESC opinion: Next generation of own resources