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Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 10/07/2020)
Atsauce: 
CCMI/175-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

Disruptions like coronavirus (COVID-19) threaten to bring the world economy and social life to a standstill. Its impacts include recessions in the USA, the EU, Japan and other regions of the world, extremely slow growth in China and huge losses in terms of output. Governments have to offset economic damage with fiscal and monetary policies and cope with the expected changes of the economic paradigm. The EESC stresses the need for efficient business models and trade defence mechanisms, in particular with regard to Asia, and notes that 36 million jobs in the EU depend on the EU's exporting potential, and that the share of EU employment supported by sales of goods and services to the rest of the world in relation to total employment increased from 10.1% in 2000 to 15.3% in 2017. The fiscal, economic and social response to the crisis is necessary for preventing its negative impact on these and other sectors.

EESK specializētās nodaļas atzinums: Fostering competitiveness, innovation, growth and job creation by advancing in global regulatory cooperation, by supporting a renewed multilateral trading scheme and by reducing market-distorting subsidies (own-initiative opinion)

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 10/07/2020)
Atsauce: 
CCMI/173-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The EESC welcomes the determination of the new European Commission to enhance the Union's technological sovereignty, and stress the importance of the security sector in this respect. There is no security without technology, and Europe must master the technologies that are crucial for its security.

EESK specializētās nodaļas atzinums: The industrial dimension of the Security Union (own-initiative opinion)

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 10/07/2020)
Atsauce: 
ECO/512-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The EESC believes that there are well-founded reasons to establish uniform rules within the EU to combat global warming and based on these to embark on international discussions with other trading blocs. Furthermore, the Committee deems that, in the future, it could be useful and necessary to also devise new taxation measures that can supplement the current emissions trading system  and national carbon taxes in order to achieve an effective and symmetrical policy framework to tackle the increasing amount of CO2 emissions.

EESK specializētās nodaļas atzinums: Taxation mechanisms for reducing CO2 emissions

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 10/07/2020)
Atsauce: 
ECO/509-EESC-2020-2020-00995
Plenārsesija: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

While acknowledging the progress made by the Commission in taking account of smaller and less complex banking institutions in its recent regulatory measures, the EESC believes it would be useful to further increase the proportionality of banking rules, without sacrificing the effectiveness of prudential rules.

The EESC endorses the recent decision to push back the date for implementing the Basel III accord, and feels that when the time comes, the new provision on capital requirements should be transposed in a way that caters properly for the diversity of banking business models in Europe.

EESK specializētās nodaļas atzinums: Inclusive and sustainable Banking Union

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 10/07/2020)
Atsauce: 
ECO/528-EESC-2020-02866-00-00-PAC-TRA
Plenārsesija: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

EESK atzinums: Renewed InvestEU programme and Solvency Support Instrument

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 10/07/2020)
Atsauce: 
ECO/513-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

While the recovery after COVID-19 crisis is a top priority, the EESC stresses that this should not steer the EU away from its medium and long-term objectives, as outlined in the European Green Deal, 2020 Sustainable Growth Strategy, and the European Pillar for Social Rights. There is a need for a resilient, technology-driven European economy that is defined by the protection of the environment. The EESC underlines that strategies aimed at enhanced economic sustainability need to be developed around productivity, but they cannot be allowed to happen at the expense of workers' rights and social development. The EESC advocates for re-thinking supply chains, underlines that social aspects should be emphasised, start-ups should be encouraged and that the cornerstone of sustainable economic growth in the EU should be the creation and development of a truly circular economy. Open dialogue with social partners and civil society remains key to setting the economic direction.

EESK specializētās nodaļas atzinums: Enhancing sustainable economic growth across the EU

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 10/07/2020)
Atsauce: 
INT/911-EESC
Plenārsesija: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

Social, human rights, and environmental impacts from mandatory due diligence as a legal duty of care are expected to be significant

The EESC opinion could examine, inter alia, the definition of "company interest", the scope of companies and enterprises to which the eventual due diligence legislation should apply, the scope of the due diligence obligations, the role of the board and its members, the identification and setting of standards, liability for failure to fulfil due diligence obligations, the role of Member States in ensuring the effective fulfilment of the due diligence obligation.

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 10/07/2020)
Atsauce: 
INT/904-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

This Own Initiative opinion aims to define the special impacts of AI on liberal professional services, the changes of professional profiles and the resultant adaptation requirements in regard to (professional) regulation, professional conduct, professional qualification and training, (financial) supporting measures, infrastructure etc.

Informatīvs paziņojums: Liberal Professions 4.0

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 10/07/2020)
Atsauce: 
INT/901-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

The partial paradigm shift inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has already impacted economies, businesses and consumers. The time has come to scale up, using the common sustainable practices already being implemented as a basis for taking these sustainable practices to the next level.

Informatīvs paziņojums: SDGs in new economic models

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