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Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 20/05/2020)
Atsauce: 
INT/898-EESC
Plenārsesija: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

Europe is embarking on a transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. European businesses can lead the way as we enter this new age, as they has done in the past.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are essential to Europe’s competitiveness and prosperity. Based on the new SME Strategy, the EU will support SMEs by:

  • encouraging innovation through new funding and digital innovation hubs as part of the sustainable and digital transitions;
  • cutting red tape by reducing barriers within the Single Market and opening up access to finance;
  • allowing better access to finance by setting up an SME Initial Public Offering Fund (with investments channelled through a new private-public fund) and the ESCALAR initiative (a mechanism to boost the size of venture capital funds and attract more private investment).
Downloads: 

• Position paper "Strengthening SMEs: Way Forward to a Dedicated SME Strategy"

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 19/05/2020)
Atsauce: 
NAT/790-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

The EESC, through its consultation and platform can offer an expert, objective view that identifies key priorities for future rural policy, thereby considering in particular the needs of the vulnerable regions. Rural-proofing needs to be reinvigorated alongside specific rural policies while transgenerational and smart community measures need to be mainstreamed.

Informatīvs paziņojums: An integrated approach for the EU's rural areas, with particular emphasis on vulnerable regions (own-initiative opinion)

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 15/05/2020)
Atsauce: 
REX/528-EESC
Plenārsesija: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

Administrator in charge Ana Dujmovic, Assistant Nadja Kačičnik

Composition of the study group

On 5 February 2020, the European Commission published its Communication Enhancing the accession process – A credible EU perspective for the

Western Balkans, proposing a new methodology for candidate countries of the Western Balkans with the objective to render the accession process more coherent, respond to concerns of certain Member States expressed in October 2019 and enable the enlargement process to continue. 

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 14/05/2020)
Atsauce: 
REX/532-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

The incoming German EU Presidency has listed this file as one of their top priorities in the field. This is in line with their long-standing interest to the issue of due diligence and corporate social responsibility, which they had tabled during their Presidency of the G7 in 2015 and G20 in 2017. The German government wants an EU legislation on the issue and they would welcome the EESC opinion. They are encouraged by the launch of a Commission study on Sustainable supply chains back in January 2020. They would ideally like to present the EESC opinion during their high-level conference scheduled on 6-7 October 2020.

Informatīvs paziņojums: Sustainable supply chains and decent work in international trade (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 09/05/2020)
Atsauce: 
INT/906-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

The European Commission has put the social economy at the top of the agenda for 2020. The aim of the opinion is to emphasise the importance of the common good as a key European value, including in the area of economic activity, and to highlight the high level of innovation of social economy enterprises committed to the common good, with a focus on the provision of social services.

Informatīvs paziņojums: Strengthening non-profit social enterprises as an essential pillar of a socially equitable Europe (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 05/05/2020)
Atsauce: 
INT/903-EESC
Own-initiative opinion postponed to the autumn

The purpose of the opinion is to examine the extent to which existing EU company law currently serves as an "expedient" for the politically-desirable Green Deal and which gaps still need to be closed, in particular regarding corporate social responsibility obligations. The opinion will aim at following-up on the European Commission's initiative on due diligence and broadening the debate on sustainable corporate governance interlinking the social, environmental and economic dimensions.

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