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Additional measures proposed by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) would strengthen a European Commission proposal aimed at countering abusive lawsuits against those who contribute to public debate on topical issues, including journalists and rights defenders. These measures include the introduction of preliminary rulings, time limits, or exclusion of the possibility for a person other than the plaintiff to fund legal action.


In this own-initiative opinion approved during its October plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) supports the European Central Bank (ECB) in its assessment of the risks and benefits of introducing a digital euro. The EESC believes the adoption of a digital euro will benefit everyone in the euro area by making payment transactions quicker and more efficient, but financial and digital inclusiveness will be crucial for its potential roll-out. The EESC will continue to follow the work of the ECB as it considers the design of a possible digital euro.


At its September plenary, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) reiterates its strong support for the Green Deal commitments, even though the economic effects on the ongoing war in Ukraine cannot be disregarded. The EESC adopted an own-initiative opinion on the EU industry decarbonisation technologies.  The EESC reiterates the need to maintain a solid industrial basis in the EU.