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Priimtos on 19/06/2019
Nuoroda: 
SOC/625-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
544 -
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

In a context where the European Commission proposed the reiteration of the 2018 Employment guidelines, the EESC opinion refers to and builds on the findings and recommendations it made in its 2018 opinion. Furthermore, it develops some additional aspects in view of recent developments and documents of the European Commission – such as the 2019 country reports. Thank you for clicking on the title of the opinion to read some more on the opinion's content!

EESC opinion: Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States

Priimtos on 19/06/2019
Nuoroda: 
ECO/479-EESC-2018
Plenarinė sesija: 
544 -
Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The aim of this proposal is to better explore how project-oriented policies and smart specialization strategies can be directed towards development of transnational networks involving local authorities, SME's and research institutions. These partnerships are essential for the realization of transantional projects, with the EU funding, eventually under the umbrella of the EU macro-regional strategies.

EESC opinion: Economic convergence and competitiveness within macro-regions-transnational clusters (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Romanian Presidency)

Priimtos on 15/05/2019
Nuoroda: 
INT/876-EESC-2018-05252-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarinė sesija: 
543 -
May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

With this opinion the EESC welcomes the Commission's strong message on reinforcing the Single Market and the need for commitment from all Member States and citizens. The EESC calls for a Single Market that must be perceived as an opportunity to reassert European values, fundamental rights and duties to achieve progress and welfare for all Member States and citizens. Values like liberty, economic growth, democracy, peace, science and innovation, political stability, consumers and social rights must be present in citizens' mindset as a result of a process that started 60 years ago.

EESC opinion: Single Market Communication

Priimtos on 15/05/2019
Nuoroda: 
INT/877-EESC-2018-05386-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarinė sesija: 
543 -
May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

The EESC welcomes the coordinated plan and calls for urgency in its implementation. To succeed in global competition, the EU must be at the forefront in innovation and investment, following the principle of "human in command" and trustworthiness of AI.

EESC opinion: Coordinated Plan on the development of Artificial Intelligence in Europe

Priimtos on 15/05/2019
Nuoroda: 
NAT/758-EESC-2018
Plenarinė sesija: 
543 -
May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

In October 2018, the European Commission launched the updated European Bio-economy Strategy.  The purpose of this update to the 2012 Bio-economy Strategy was to address the challenges of living in a world of limited resources.

EESC opinion: Communication updating the 2012 Bio-economy Strategy

Priimtos on 15/05/2019
Nuoroda: 
CCMI/165-EESC-2018
Plenarinė sesija: 
543 -
May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

According to Eurostat forecasts (2015), over the coming decades, Europe’s population will grow slowly from 507 million people in 2013 to 526 million in 2035. This will be accompanied by substantial ageing: the section of the population aged 65+ should increase from 18% to 28%. And by 2060 the 65+ age group will number 149 million.

EESC opinion: Economic, technological and social changes in advanced services for the elderly (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 15/05/2019
Nuoroda: 
INT/875-EESC-2018
Plenarinė sesija: 
543 -
May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

The exploratory opinion will aim to show how to boost social economy enterprises. It will seek to identify the best ways to strengthen their role in addressing tomorrow's challenges, in particular in the social field.

EESC opinion: Social economy enterprises' contribution to a more cohesive and democratic Europe (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Romanian Presidency)

Priimtos on 15/05/2019
Nuoroda: 
CCMI/166-EESC-2018
Plenarinė sesija: 
543 -
May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

The revision of the energy performance in buildings directive will have a significant impact on economic activities in the construction sector by increasing the average rate of annual renovation and through the implementation of long term renovation strategies in Members States. This will have a positive impact on employment and open the opportunity to acquire new and additional skills and qualifications in order to ensure sustainable quality employment and competitiveness of the construction sector.

EESC opinion: Working with asbestos in energy renovation (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 15/05/2019
Nuoroda: 
SOC/610-EESC-2018
Plenarinė sesija: 
543 -
May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

Gender equality is not only a human rights issue; it is a social and economic necessity for the EU, its Member States and businesses, as it hugely impacts on sustainable growth and GDP, while allowing to use the potential of 51% of the EU population. The EU needs to elevate gender equality to a stand-alone goal with a binding strategy, centred in the following measures: fighting the economic inequality affecting women and the current backlash of their rights; ratifying and implementing the Istanbul Convention on all forms of violence against women (including harassment); addressing once and for all gendered stereotypes, namely through the media; and supporting civil society organisations working for greater gender equality.

EESC opinion: Gender equality issues (own initiative opinion)

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