Opinions

  • Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Atsauce
    ECO/641-EESC-2024-00699
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    589
    -

    On 13 June 2023 the EC proposed a Council Recommendation on developing social economy framework conditions and noted that taxation policies can have "a significant role in fostering the social economy and ensuring that social economy entities can afford to operate alongside mainstream businesses, creating a more equitable business environment while contributing to social inclusion and improved access to employment". Given the wide and general approach of EC proposal – including inter alia references to the role of State aid, public procurement, and European funds – the above-mentioned taxation aspects need to be analysed and considered by the EESC.

  • Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Atsauce
    INT/1055-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    The exploratory opinion requested by the Commission will focus on General Purpose AI models and the systems based on these models, their use by institutions, bodies and businesses and the impact they have on economy and society. Its aim is to support the implementation of the Artificial Intelligence Act, in particular as regards General Purpose AI and their governance. It will, more specifically, contribute to the preparation of the codes of practice in relation to General Purpose AI, provide recommendations on the next steps in the field and engage in the global discussions around General Purpose AI and their governance.

  • Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Atsauce
    CCMI/230-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    (Belgium
    Plenary session number
    591
    -
  • Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Atsauce
    CCMI/228-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Cyprus
    (Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    589
    -
  • Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2024
    Atsauce
    INT/1065-EESC-2024-00975
    Employers - GR I
    Czech Republic
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    The European Green Deal set the path for a critical transition related to climate and circularity. The current transformation change concerns all sectors of economy, mainly transport, energy, industry and agriculture. It is critical to ensure a synergetic approach between the goals of the Green Deal and other important EU goals, such as innovation, competitiveness and access to critical raw materials. A better understanding of how the different EU adopted legislative acts interact with each other is needed. Moreover, the Green Deal legislation should also reflect the current economic and political situation in which we are living.

    The own initiative opinion aims at identifying acts and particular measures stemming from the Green Deal that need a recalibration in order to avoid any contradictions, damage to the environment, consumer health and EU competitiveness.

  • Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2024
    Atsauce
    NAT/933-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    590
    -
  • Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Atsauce
    CCMI/224-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    (Ireland
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    The European Commission has requested from the EESC an exploratory opinion on industrial and technological approaches and best practices supporting a water resilient society. Building on EESC's previous work on the EU Blue Deal, this exploratory opinion aims to make concrete recommendations on how to boost the development and uptake of new water technologies and best practices in the EU and support notably industries in the transformation towards a water-resilient society, taking into account sectoral constraints.

  • Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Atsauce
    CCMI/220-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Belgium
    (France
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The EC Communication with title "Towards a more resilient, competitive and sustainable Europe" summarises what has been achieved to promote and build a more resilient, competitive and sustainable economy, protect EU citizens and guarantee their well-being.

    In its opinion, the EESC wishes to put forward its views on the Communication, adopted in connection with the Granada summit, so that its position can be taken into account during preparations for the next European legislative mandate. Given the range of issues addressed in the Communication, the opinion is focussing on four key sectors for the future of European strategic autonomy: the energy sector, the digital sector, the defence sector and the space sector. In its opinion, the EESC makes concrete proposals to highlight the need for a European economic and political power.

  • Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2023
    Atsauce
    INT/1028-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    EU competitiveness beyond 2030: looking ahead at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Single Market.

    EESC section opinion: Long-term competitiveness strategy
  • Tiek izstrādāti (updated on 18/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2024
    Atsauce
    ECO/649-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    Every year in February, the EESC adopts an opinion on the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey (ASGS), which the Commission usually presents at the end of November in the year before. To reinforce the Committee's impact throughout the entire annual European Semester cycle, an own-initiative opinion with additional considerations is regularly produced by October taking into account the overall European Semester process and RRF developments, and providing a timely input to the Commission's preparation of the next ASGS expected again for November 2024.