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Priimtos on 17/07/2019
Nuoroda: 
INT/881-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

This opinion aims to identify the barriers, key success factors and solutions for creating a truly innovative business climate to capture the solutions provided by new economic models.

EESRK nuomonė: Fostering an entrepreneurship and innovation friendly single market – promoting new business models to meet societal challenges and transitions (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 17/07/2019
Nuoroda: 
SOC/621-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The future of Europe and of the EU will be shaped and developed by our young people – by the students sitting in classrooms today.  The foundations of their perceptions of and attitudes towards developments in Europe and the EU, and of their according them value or rejecting them, are already being laid in class and during discussions at school. The aim of a "Teaching Europe" initiative would be to put more emphasis on Europe and the EU in teaching in schools, and to highlight the EU's main achievements and its future challenges.  The way the history of the EU Member States is taught should also be taken into consideration. As an idea, easy-to-use teaching materials could be developed, which would explain, among other issues, the role played by the EESC, civil society and the social partners.

EESRK nuomonė: Teaching Europe – developing a toolkit for schools (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 17/07/2019
Nuoroda: 
CCMI/167-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

European industrial, energy and climate policy is hampered by contradictory requirements on the price for Greenhouse effect Gas (GHG) emissions: on the one hand, high prices would be necessary to incentivise investment and changes in consumption patterns; on the other, the preservation of the external competitiveness of EU energy-intensive industries, as well as the prevention of “carbon leakage”, would require low prices.

The proposed own-initiative report investigates the technical and legal feasibility of Border Adjustment Measures for the internal price of GHG emissions: importers pay the price, exporters get it refunded, as it already is the case for VAT. The refund of the GHG emission price to exporters could be based on a VAT-like accounting system. The GHG emission price paid by importers could be based on the basic metals and materials content of the product. This system would be in line with WTO rules, and rely upon fully proven methodologies.

EESRK nuomonė: The sectoral industrial perspective of reconciling climate and energy policies (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 17/07/2019
Nuoroda: 
TEN/696-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The European Commission’s first progress report on the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Batteries shows that a variety of actions have been launched to develop a significant battery industry in the EU. Although it is far too early to draw definitive conclusions, the EESC supports the initiatives that the Commission has taken and has announced it will take to work with Member States and European industry to break Europe's dependence on non-EU – particularly Asian – countries. There is much to be done in the coming years to achieve the necessary level of technological expertise in the EU, to secure the supply of raw materials from third countries and EU sources and to ensure that batteries can be recycled safely and cleanly. Investing in staff is the joint responsibility for the government and the business community.

EESRK nuomonė: Strategic Action Plan on Batteries (report)

Priimtos on 17/07/2019
Nuoroda: 
ECO/495-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

This own-initiative opinion will focus on the interface and inter-linkages between the European semester and Cohesion policy under the new Multiannual Financial Framework with a view to developing policy proposals to improve sustainable growth performance. With the Europe 2020 Strategy coming to an end, these proposals can contribute to the preparation of a new European strategy post-2020.

EESRK nuomonė: The European Semester and Cohesion policy - Towards a new European strategy post-2020 (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 17/07/2019
Nuoroda: 
ECO/493-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

Although considerable progress has already been made towards completing EMU, there is still a need to significantly reinforce all four of its pillars, taking care to maintain the balance between them, as neglecting one or more of these pillars could result in dangerous disparities. Resilience to crises is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for completing EMU: it also requires a positive vision, as set out in Article 3 of the EU Treaty. The EESC generally calls on the European institutions and national governments to take much more ambitious action in the context of EMU reform in order to achieve a more integrated, more democratic and socially better developed Union.

EESRK nuomonė: A new vision for completing the Economic and Monetary Union (own initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 17/07/2019
Nuoroda: 
INT/882-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The EESC calls for a strategic shift at all levels to unequivocally promote new models of circularity, not only by stepping up the alignment of all actors, but also by placing consumers at the centre of public policy.

EESRK nuomonė: The role of consumers in the Circular Economy (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 17/07/2019
Nuoroda: 
TEN/691-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

EESRK nuomonė: Transport, energy and services of general interest as drivers of sustainable European growth through the digital revolution (own-initiative opinion)

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