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Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 05/12/2020)
Atsauce: 
SOC/643-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
556 -
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

Through this opinion, requested by the German Presidency of the Council, the EESC recognises the essential role of smoothly functioning public services in defending core EU values. The opinion highlights their particular role in times of crisis, like COVID-19, which calls for the maximum human and financial support. The EESC proposes common European principles to support the role of public services in defence of democracy. They include the principles of neutrality, legality, proportionality, equal treatment and transparency; the right to good administration; independent oversight; the protection of public services staff against decisions breaching the rule of law; accessibility; interoperability; and the respect of the rule of law including when receiving EU funds.

EESK atzinums: Principles for public services (i.e. public services for citizens, public administration) that contribute directly to the stability of the free democratic basic order (democracy and the rule of law) in EU countries (Exploratory opinion at the reques

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 05/12/2020)
Atsauce: 
SOC/638-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
556 -
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

The aim of this  own - initiative opinion is to put forward recommendations to overcome existing obstacles that prevent persons with disabilities from voting in EP elections in the EU. Indeed, in each of the 27 EU countries, there are rules or organisational arrangements that deprive some voters with disabilities of their right to vote. The EESC considers this unacceptable and contrary to the fundamental values of the EU, to the provisions of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and to many international legal and political acts. Therefore, the EESC calls on the EP, the European Council and Member States to urgently amend the 1976 Electoral Act by clarifying the principles of universality, directness and secrecy of elections, so as to allow the implementation of common standards granting the right to vote to all EU citizens.

EESK atzinums: The need to guarantee real rights for persons with disabilities to vote in European Parliament elections (additional opinion)

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 05/12/2020)
Atsauce: 
INT/924-EESC
Plenārsesija: 
559 -
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

The new European Research Area will improve Europe's research and innovation landscape, accelerate the EU's transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership, support its recovery from the societal and economic impact of the coronavirus crisis, and strengthen its resilience against future crises.

Informatīvs paziņojums: A new European Research Area (ERA) for research and innovation

Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 04/12/2020)
Atsauce: 
INT/922-EESC-2020
Plenārsesija: 
560 -
Apr 27, 2021 Apr 28, 2021

With the New Consumer Agenda, the European Commission wants consumers to be key drivers in the green and digital transitions and key actors in the economic recovery.

Informatīvs paziņojums: A new consumer agenda

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