Opinions

  • Pieņemtie on 25/04/2024 - Bureau decision date: 21/09/2023
    Atsauce
    ECO/631-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    587
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    This opinion focuses on the reform and investment measures in the Member States, in particular those based on the Country-Specific Recommendations 2023, and their implementation, in order to assess the effectiveness of these measures and the possibilities for better targeting of proposals, improved implementation and the monitoring and involvement of organised civil society in the procedures. This opinion also looks at issues concerning the ongoing reform of the EU’s economic governance rules, the central objective of which is to strengthen public debt sustainability while promoting sustainable and inclusive growth in all Member States through reforms and investment. Moreover, the opinion continues the previous consultation exercises by examining the state of the implementation of the reforms and investments provided for in the national Recovery and Resilience Plans and which are financially supported by RRF funds.

    EESC opinion: Reform and investment proposals and their implementation in the Member States – what is the opinion of organised civil society? (2023-2024 European Semester cycle)
  • Pieņemtie on 24/04/2024 - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Atsauce
    NAT/932-EESC-2024
    Plenary session number
    587
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    EESC opinion: Amendment to CAP basic acts - simplification
  • Pieņemtie on 24/04/2024 - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Atsauce
    TEN/840-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Poland
    Plenary session number
    587
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  • Pieņemtie on 24/04/2024
    Atsauce
    ECO/637-EESC-2024
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    Already in 2018 the European Commission has proposed a Regulation on a mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context for the programming period 2021-2027. At the time, the EESC has adopted its opinion on 19 September 2018, and the European Parliament adopted its first-reading position on the proposal in February 2019. However, the Council's working party on structural measures decided to cease work on the proposal in May 2021. In October 2022, to break the impasse and take the lead on this issue, the EP's Committee on Regional Development started drawing up a legislative-initiative report, calling on the Commission to present a new legislative proposal. The EP voted the report at its September 2023 plenary session.

    EESC opinion: Facilitating cross-border solutions
  • Pieņemtie on 24/04/2024 - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Atsauce
    REX/581-EESC-2024-00176-00-00-AC-TRA-EN
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Employers - GR I
    Croatia
    Plenary session number
    587
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    Summary   -    Key points 

    EESC opinion: New growth plan and Reform and Growth Facility for the Western Balkans
  • Pieņemtie on 24/04/2024 - Bureau decision date: 14/12/2023
    Atsauce
    TEN/830-EESC-2024
    Plenary session number
    587
    -
    EESC opinion: Safeguarding Democracy Against Disinformation
  • Pieņemtie on 24/04/2024 - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Atsauce
    SOC/786-EESC-2024
    Workers - GR II
    Lithuania
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    587
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    In this opinion, the EESC underlines that is highly important for the EU Talent Pool to be a practical, reliable, easy to use tool that is attractive for workers and employers and supports fair and ethical legal labour migration into the EU. It insists that skills and competences of workers from third countries should be assessed and swiftly validated to ensure that their skills are certified and they can obtain their qualifications when necessary.

    EESC opinion: Talent Mobility Package
  • Pieņemtie on 24/04/2024 - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Atsauce
    SOC/784-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    587
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    In order to improve the fight against drug trafficking and organised crime in the EU, the EESC recommends that Member States provide their customs administrations and police forces with adequate human and technical resources, decent pay, working conditions and continued training. The opinion highlights that trade unions representing police and customs officials should be involved to better identify human resources and equipment needs. The EESC advocates better cross-border law enforcement coordination between police and customs authorities, and better cooperation between law enforcement and judicial authorities as well as fiscal authorities in order to combat organised crime as effectively as possible. The opinion also underlines that combating the abuse of drugs necessitates a differentiated, whole-of-society approach, remarking that drug use should be tackled more by means of preventive and accompanying measures and less through repression.

    EESC opinion: Roadmap on anti-drug trafficking
  • Pieņemtie on 24/04/2024 - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Atsauce
    CCMI/220-EESC-2023
    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.

    EESC opinion: Towards a more resilient, competitive and sustainable Europe
  • Pieņemtie on 24/04/2024 - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Atsauce
    INT/1049-EESC-2023-05478-00-00-AC-TRA-EN
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The proposal for a Directive to amend the Package Travel Directive aims to make the protection of travellers more effective, including in crisis situations.

    EESC opinion: Revision of the package travel directive