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Pieņemtie on 18/10/2017
Atsauce: 
REX/487-EESC-2017
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Oct 18, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

The EESC is a strong advocate of a fair, well-administered and sustainable development policy at EU level. It is also very committed to the cause of greater tax justice. In recent years, questions have been raised as to whether the international tax policies of the Member States, in particular the concluding of certain types of double taxation agreements, are consistent with EU development policy objectives.

EESC opinion: EU development partnerships and the challenge posed by international tax agreements

28/05/2015 29/05/2015

During the meeting, the representatives of the EU and Central American Advisory Groups discussed the mandate and composition of the Advisory Groups as envisaged by the Trade and Sustainable Development Title, as well as progress achieved in their establishment, nomination of contact persons and launching the first activities. The participants discussed also matters related to trade in agricultural products, including fair trade, respect for labour and environmental standards, situation and role of small and medium-sized producers, sustainability considerations, the role of supply chains, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and examples of best practices in this area, as well as support for producers. They also adopted a Joint Declaration which was presented on the following day in the Civil Society Dialogue Forum meeting.

21/10/2014

During the meeting, the representative of the European External Action Service (EEAS) provided information about the EU-Central America relations, including about the entry into force of the Political and Cooperation Agreement in May 2014 and progress in ratification of the Association Agreement. Moreover, the Commission representatives (DG TRADE) provided information concerning implementation of the trade pillar of the EU-Central America Association Agreement and its Trade and Sustainable Development Title. The EU Advisory Group discussed also preparations for the first joint meetings with Central America (joint meeting of the Advisory Groups and Civil Society Dialogue Forum) planned for November 2014 in Managua (Nicaragua).

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