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Opinion
Pieņemtie on 17/07/2019
Atsauce: 
ECO/491-EESC-2019-00699

In the opinion, the Committee states that taxation policy in general and combating tax fraud in particular must remain a priority for the next European Commission. In this line, the EESC endorses a debate on gradually shifting to QMV and the ordinary legislative procedure in tax matters, while recognising that all Member States must at all times have sufficient possibilities to participate in the decision-making process.  Moreover, the Committee believes that any new rule must be fit-for-purpose and that certain conditions need to be met to successfully implement QMV: a sufficiently strong EU budget; better coordinated economic policy; and a substantial analytical work assessing to what extent current tax measures have been insufficient.

EESK atzinums: Taxation – qualified majority voting

Opinion
Pieņemtie on 17/07/2019
Atsauce: 
ECO/493-EESC-2019-01345
Plenārsesija: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

Although considerable progress has already been made towards completing EMU, there is still a need to significantly reinforce all four of its pillars, taking care to maintain the balance between them, as neglecting one or more of these pillars could result in dangerous disparities. Resilience to crises is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for completing EMU: it also requires a positive vision, as set out in Article 3 of the EU Treaty. The EESC generally calls on the European institutions and national governments to take much more ambitious action in the context of EMU reform in order to achieve a more integrated, more democratic and socially better developed Union.

EESK atzinums: A new vision for completing the Economic and Monetary Union (own initiative opinion)

Opinion
Pieņemtie on 19/06/2019
Atsauce: 
ECO/486-EESC-2019-00069-00-00

The EESC welcomes the Investment Plan for Europe for its contribution to the promotion of investment in the EU. The Committee calls for clearly set investment targets, regulatory simplification and further guidance in order to achieve greater geographical and sectoral balance. The EESC advocates for strengthened financial capacity for the InvestEU programme within the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and calls for more efforts to raise awareness among European businesses and citizens about the benefits obtained from the Investment Plan for Europe.

EESK atzinums: Investment Plan for Europe: stock-taking and next steps

Opinion
Pieņemtie on 19/06/2019
Atsauce: 
ECO/489-EESC-2019-00073

The EESC notes that the international role of the euro has not yet recovered to the pre-financial crisis level. Whereas the European Commission's proposed measures are welcome and deemed necessary by the EESC, they may not go far enough given the extent of the euro area's social and economic challenges. Social cohesion, economic upward convergence and the promotion of competitiveness and innovation should be the basis on which the euro area's economy gathers pace and supports a stronger international role for the euro.

EESK atzinums: Towards a stronger international role of the euro

Opinion
Pieņemtie on 20/03/2019
Atsauce: 
SC/52-EESC-2018-5821

The opinion tables proposals on how to enhance the European project and bring it closer to its citizens.

EESK atzinums: The Future of the EU: Benefits to citizens and respect for European values (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Romanian Presidency)

Opinion
Pieņemtie on 20/02/2019
Atsauce: 
ECO/481-EESC-2018-05434

The EESC welcomes the reforms aimed at increasing high-quality investment and productivity growth, inclusiveness and institutional quality, and to ensure macro-financial stability and sound public finances. The EESC also welcomes the recognition of the need for investment focused on education and training and the need to strengthen the EU’s social dimension. However, it remains to be specified how these objectives are to be achieved. The EESC underlines that progress is very slow and proposals often rather modest in areas where new policies have been proposed, including fair taxation, the banking union and the functioning of the euro area. Moreover, the EESC recognises the importance of addressing climate change but measures so far adopted remain insufficient.

 

EESK atzinums: Annual Growth Survey 2019 (communication)

Opinion
Pieņemtie on 23/01/2019
Atsauce: 
ECO/485-EESC-2018-05763-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC is of the opinion that building economic resilience, an objective that underlies the recommendations of the European Commission on the economic policy of the euro area, is of the utmost importance for the euro area economies. However, the Committee would like to stress that the pursuit of economic resilience should go hand in hand with increased labour market resilience, that is, the capacity of labour markets to weather shocks with limited social costs.

EESK atzinums: Euro area economic policy (2019)

Opinion
Pieņemtie on 17/10/2018
Atsauce: 
ECO/472-EESC-2018-3054

The EESC welcomes and endorses the rationale behind the establishment of the Reform Support Programme. However, the EESC believes that, in order to launch the programme successfully and obtain the expected benefits, better responses are needed to a number of still open questions.

 

EESK atzinums: Reform Support Programme

Opinion
Pieņemtie on 17/10/2018
Atsauce: 
ECO/474-EESC-2018-3065

The EESC welcomes the fact that the package of regulations on the future multiannual financial framework includes the InvestEU proposal to strengthen investment activity in the EU, including long-term investment projects that are of high public interest, while also respecting the sustainable development criteria. In order to guarantee that this programme operates successfully, the Committee underlines the importance of the involvement of civil society organisations and social and economic partners. The EESC appreciates the European Commission's efforts to create an umbrella financial instrument by the InvestEU programme that will result in unified management, enhanced transparency and potential for synergies. The EESC appreciates the fact that, in addition to promoting sustainable infrastructure, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and research and innovation, the InvestEU programme also focuses on social investment and skills.

 

 

EESK atzinums: InvestEU

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