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  • Priimtos on 24/04/2024
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Plenary session number

    Already in 2018 the European Commission has proposed a Regulation on a mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context for the programming period 2021-2027. At the time, the EESC has adopted its opinion on 19 September 2018, and the European Parliament adopted its first-reading position on the proposal in February 2019. However, the Council's working party on structural measures decided to cease work on the proposal in May 2021. In October 2022, to break the impasse and take the lead on this issue, the EP's Committee on Regional Development started drawing up a legislative-initiative report, calling on the Commission to present a new legislative proposal. The EP voted the report at its September 2023 plenary session.

    EESC opinion: Facilitating cross-border solutions
  • Priimtos on 27/10/2020 - Bureau decision date: 28/05/2020
    Workers - GR II
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2020 (additional opinion)
  • Priimtos on 15/07/2020 - Bureau decision date: 09/06/2020
    Employers - GR I
    EESC opinion: Recovery and Resilience Facility and Technical Support Instrument
  • Priimtos on 15/07/2020 - Bureau decision date: 09/06/2020

    The EESC strongly supports the Commission's proposal – Next Generation EU – as a specific tool for a quick and effective recovery.

    The EESC takes a very positive view of the Commission's two main decisions:

    1. to introduce an extraordinary financial recovery instrument as part of the multiannual financial framework
    2. to raise common debt, which will be repaid over a long period of time, and prevent the extraordinary financial burden from falling directly on the Member States in the short run.

    The EESC strongly welcomes the fact that the newly proposed instrument should be closely coordinated with the European Semester process, and furthermore welcomes the Commission's proposal to introduce additional genuine own resources based on different taxes (revenues from the EU Emissions Trading System, digital taxation, large companies' revenues).

    EESC opinion: Recovery plan for Europe and the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027
  • Priimtos on 02/04/2019 - Bureau decision date: 24/01/2017
    Workers - GR II

    The directive on services in the Internal Market was designed to promote competitiveness, growth and employment in line with the Lisbon Strategy. It has, at the same time, triggered an intensive debate on the form to be taken by the freedom to provide services. The effects of the Directive on national labour markets, social conditions and consumer protection requirements remain a highly controversial issue.

    Information report: The services directive in the meat processing sector (information report)
  • Priimtos on 17/10/2018 - Bureau decision date: 19/06/2018
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III

    The EESC welcomes the Commission's proposals to amend the Taking of Evidence Regulation and the Service of Documents Regulation and calls on the Commission to take into account its observations: without a genuine judicial area, the freedoms of the single market cannot be fully taken advantage of.

    EESC opinion: Taking of evidence and service of documents
  • Priimtos on 18/10/2017 - Bureau decision date: 16/06/2017
    (United Kingdom
    EESC opinion: Clean, competitive and connected mobility for all (Communication)
  • Priimtos on 06/07/2017 - Bureau decision date: 22/09/2016
    Employers - GR I
    EESC opinion: Application of State aid rules for compensating the provision of services of general economic interest (Decision 2012/21/UE and Community Framework) (own-initiative opinion)
  • Priimtos on 05/07/2017 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2016
    EESC opinion: Energy prices and costs
  • Priimtos on 31/05/2017 - Bureau decision date: 24/01/2017
    Workers - GR II

    The proposed measures of the services package aim to make it easier for services providers to navigate administrative formalities, helping Member States identify overly burdensome or outdated requirements on professionals operating domestically or across borders. Rather than amending existing EU rules in the services area, the Commission focuses on ensuring better application.

    EESC opinion: Services Package