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Priimtos on 23/01/2020
Nuoroda: 
NAT/781-EESC-2020
Plenarinė sesija: 
549 -
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 23, 2020

The fleet segments with the highest dependency on Eastern Baltic cod encompass more than 300 vessels in Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. The closure will have a strong negative impact in certain regions and coastal communities.

EESRK nuomonė: Eastern Baltic cod

Priimtos on 23/01/2020
Nuoroda: 
NAT/765-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
549 -
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 23, 2020

The EESC is currently drafting an opinion that aims to define what "the sustainable economy we need" should look like by exploring new economic models, investment decisions vis-à-vis technological advances as well as novel indicators for growth and competitiveness. 

EESRK nuomonė: The sustainable economy we need (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 11/12/2019
Nuoroda: 
REX/518-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

A system of corporate liability for human rights abuses is currently being negotiated in the UN, within the UNHRC’s open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises concerning human rights (OEIGWG), established by the UN General Assembly on 26 June 2014. The mandate of the working group is to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

EESRK nuomonė: Binding UN treaty on business and human rights (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 11/12/2019
Nuoroda: 
INT/891-EESC-2019-04461-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarinė sesija: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

An effective and principled competition policy to be one of the pillars of the European Union and an essential tool in achieving the internal market, pursuant to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the construction of a social market economy and the content of the Social Pillar. In the 2018 report on Competition Policy 2018,  the European Commission develops an approach aimed at strengthening the Single Market, economic development and social policy objectives.

EESRK nuomonė: Report on Competition Policy 2018

Priimtos on 11/12/2019
Nuoroda: 
REX/516-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

When it comes to development and EU-Africa relations, the EESC consistently emphasised the importance of sustainable development and cooperation based on the rule of law and the respect for human rights. Initiatives focused on trade, investment and business relations with Africa could be welcomed, but not to the detriment of traditional development policies focusing on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). EU and Africa leaders agreed in 2015 at the Valletta summit on migration on setting up the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), as the main instrument of EU external migration policy. The Fund finances the development of border protection capacities, but also long-term development policy projects so as to decrease the likelihood of further migration.

EESRK nuomonė: External aid, investment and trade as instruments to reduce the reasons of economic migration, with a special focus on Africa (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 11/12/2019
Nuoroda: 
INT/883-EESC-2019-01356-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarinė sesija: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

This own-initiative opinion refers to what a comprehensive approach to industrial policy should include, in order to reposition European production of goods and services in the global context, on the basis of an eco-social open market model that responds to the tradition and the future of the EU.

EESRK nuomonė: "Use-value" is back: new prospects and challenges for European products and services (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 11/12/2019
Nuoroda: 
SOC/616-EESC-2019
Plenarinė sesija: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

The opinion presents  the EESC's proposal for the new European Disability  strategy  2020-2030, at a crucial moment in the EU landscape. With a new European Commission, a new European Parliament and a new budget programming period, the timing is perfect to come up with   a Disability Strategy that fully takes into account the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD), the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The opinion tackles various policy areas, drawing attention to the crosscutting character of disability rights.

EESRK nuomonė: Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030: a contribution from the European Economic and Social Committee (own-initiative opinion)

Priimtos on 11/12/2019
Nuoroda: 
SOC/583-EESC-2018
Plenarinė sesija: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Against a background of rising poverty levels during the crisis, levels that remain high in many Member States, in particular among the unemployed, this own-initiative opinion would address the huge differences in levels of protection under national unemployment insurance systems within the EU.
Possible standards in this respect could be:

  • a minimum standard for the net replacement rate of unemployment benefits;
  • a minimum standard of coverage ratio of unemployed people receiving unemployment payments;
  • a minimum standard for the duration of unemployment benefit entitlement;
  • a right to (re)qualification and training

With the objective of promoting upward social convergence within the EU, the proposal for such standards is a concrete step towards effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights recently announced by the EU institutions in Gothenburg.

EESRK nuomonė: Common minimum standards in the field of unemployment insurance in EU Member States – a concrete step towards the effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

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