On 25 September 2019, the European Economic and Social Committee voted on the opinion SOC/614 "The European Pillar of Social Rights – evaluation of the initial implementation and recommendations for the future". The document was adopted with 117 votes for, 44 votes against and 3 abstentions. The majority of the Employers' Group members voted against the opinion as the document does not presents the variety of views within the EESC in a balanced manner. That is also why the Members of the Employers' Group tabled over 40 amendments to the opinion.
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An EESC hearing points to the need to embrace a human rights-based approach to disability in news and entertainment programmes, to build a more inclusive society that sees the person, and not the disability
In June, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) held a hearing focusing on combating discrimination in the employment and recruitment of Roma, which revealed that the current strategies for fostering their inclusion in the labour market were largely failing.
Kā secināts Eiropas Ekonomikas un sociālo lietu komitejas nesen pasūtītā pētījumā, pārrobežu pakalpojumi rada jaunas darbvietas un stimulē ekonomikas izaugsmi. Tie labvēlīgi ietekmē visas ES valstis un dažāda veida darbvietas — gan darbaspēka, gan zināšanu ietilpīgs. Dokuments apliecina, ka, izvairoties no stingra regulējuma pārrobežu pakalpojumu jomā, iekšējais tirgus labvēlīgi ietekmē ES ekonomiku. Pārrobežu pakalpojumu daļas samazināšanās par 1 % ES ekonomikai izmaksātu 8 miljardus eiro.
Organised civil society tables proposals for regaining citizens' support for European integration and achieving sustainable economic growth and social progress in the EU
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is starting to take stock of progress made so far in implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights ("the Social Pillar"), a tool for social policy proclaimed by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission at the Gothenburg Summit in November 2017.
The member states of the European Union must strengthen stakeholder involvement in their efforts to reform national economies. Together with a new long-term EU strategy for sustainable development, improved stakeholder involvement could help create a more efficient and inclusive European semester that enjoys the support of society and is prepared to tackle the challenges facing the EU.
The EESC draws mixed conclusions from the European Commission's growth survey
Statement of the President of the Employers' Group
On 20 February 2019 the EESC adopted an opinion calling for an EU framework directive on minimum income. The Employers' Group fully shares the view of the EESC that fighting against poverty is a necessity. However, for us the instrument proposed in the opinion is not the correct one. For this reason, the Group tabled a counter-opinion, presenting its views on measures needed to reduce poverty. The counter opinion was supported by almost 40% of the EESC Members.
An EESC hearing has revealed that almost a million EU citizens may be deprived of their right to vote in the upcoming European elections as a result of their disability, and many more may face obstacles when casting their ballots.