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Pieņemtie on 21/09/2022
Atsauce: 
NAT/859-EESC-2022
Plenārsesija: 
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

EESK atzinums: Energy and digital transition in rural areas

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Household Internet connection in Europe, Eurostat

Connexion à l'Internet des ménages en Europe, Eurostat

Pieņemtie on 21/09/2022
Atsauce: 
SOC/717-EESC-2022
Plenārsesija: 
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

The EESC believes that ensuring equal access to energy and the security of energy supply at affordable cost must be an absolute priority for the European Union (EU) and its Member States. It calls for the establishment of a broad and ambitious political coalition to analyse and address energy poverty from a holistic approach with the objective of bringing it to a minimum level by 2030 and eliminating it altogether in the long term. The actions of the coalition should be further developed in an EU Strategy against energy poverty. The EESC urges the EU to promote a common approach to energy poverty that will allow for a tangible and shared understanding of energy poverty and the collection of statistical data, taking into account Member States' differences and particularities.

EESK atzinums: Tackling energy poverty and the EU's resilience: challenges from an economic and social perspective

Pieņemtie on 21/09/2022
Atsauce: 
INT/994-EESC-2022-2022-02933
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

In its opinion, the EESC insists on the need to invest in peoples' digital and financial literacy in order to enable consumers to correctly understand their rights and duties relating to financial contracts concluded at a distance, particularly the right to withdrawal from a contract and the right to obtain more information in a pre-contractual phase. The EESC also states that a balanced approach between the digital and the "brick and mortar" experience is crucial. In this respect, the EESC calls for the right to ask for "human intervention" in financial services at a distance to be guaranteed.

 

EESK atzinums: Financial services contracts

Pieņemtie on 21/09/2022
Atsauce: 
INT/979-EESC-2022
Plenārsesija: 
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

This opinion will assess the chances and challenges that SMEs face due to the green transition and will call the EU and the Member States to provide them with a favourable business environment, proper funding and support measures.

EESK atzinums: SMEs, social economy enterprises, crafts and liberal professions Fit for 55

Pieņemtie on 21/09/2022
Atsauce: 
ECO/591-EESC-2022
Plenārsesija: 
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

Crypto-assets are a digital representation of value or rights which may be transferred and stored electronically, using distributed ledger technology or similar technology (e.g. blockhain). They are neither issued nor guaranteed by a central bank or public authority, and can be used as a means of exchange and/or for investment purposes and/or to access a good or service. A wide range of crypto-assets exist, encompassing different features and functions, hence presenting different challenges and risks.

EESK atzinums: Crypto Assets – Challenges and opportunities

Pieņemtie on 21/09/2022
Atsauce: 
ECO/588-EESC-2022
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Sep 21, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

The Leipzig charter as a strategic part of Urban policy in Europe has recently been modified by the Ljubljana agreement that the Commission adopted on 26 November 2021. It signals the start of a new phase of the Urban Agenda for the EU. In this context, the forthcoming Czech EU Presidency, asks the contribution of the EESC to explore how these changes could impact on the creation of new Thematic Partnerships. Amongst others the Czech presidency is putting forward the following questions:

What should be put into consideration while implementing the new theme of urban communities and the involvement of citizens?

What should be the thresholds to create a functioning mechanism for strengthening the position of citizens and groups of citizens to achieve the targeted cooperative partnerships.

EESK atzinums: Thematic partnerships under the Ljubljana agreement

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