Opinions with Employers' Group members as rapporteur/co-rapporteur/rapporteur-general

  • Ongoing (updated on 24/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Referenza
    REX/579-EESC-2023-REX579
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    585
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    Since the inception of the Single Market, the EU has prioritized open, rule-based trade and economic stability. Recent global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic and rising geopolitical tensions, underscored vulnerabilities in Europe's economic structure, compelling a strategic response. 

    EESC opinion: European economic security strategy
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Referenza
    NAT/894-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Hungary
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    585
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    Microplastics are persistent, very mobile, and hard to remove from nature. Microplastics are widespread in the world and in the human body, and a cause of growing concerns. Plastic pellets are found in water and soil, including agricultural lands, and harm ecosystems and biodiversity. Plastic pellets are the one of the largest sources of unintentional microplastic pollution.

    For the first time, the European Commission proposes measures to prevent microplastic pollution from the unintentional release of plastic pellets.

    EESC opinion: Preventing plastic pellet losses to reduce microplastics pollution
  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referenza
    NAT/931-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Finland
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referenza
    INT/1055-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    591
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    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.

  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referenza
    SOC/791-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    European Works Councils (EWCs) are information and consultation bodies which ensure that employees are involved in decisions related to transnational issues. They concern companies with over 1,000 employees operating in at least two EU or European Economic Area countries. The current Directive 2009/38/EC sets out the procedures for establishing EWCs and informing and consulting them on transnational matters. The proposed revision aims to strengthen the role of EWCs by facilitating their creation, promoting more meaningful information and consultation, and ensuring they have the necessary capacity to carry out their work. It also seeks to improve the gender balance of EWCs.

  • Ongoing (updated on 20/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Referenza
    ECO/613-EESC-2023-00860
    Employers - GR I
    Sweden
    Plenary session number
    585
    -
    EESC opinion: Taxation of cross-border teleworkers globally and the impact on the EU
  • Ongoing (updated on 17/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Referenza
    ECO/646-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 16/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Referenza
    INT/1048-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Czech Republic
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    585
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    SMEs face major uncertainties, supply constraints, labour shortages and unfair competition.

    EESC opinion on SME relief package
  • Ongoing (updated on 14/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Referenza
    CCMI/223-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Hungary
    (Belgium
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    In March 2024, the European Commission will launch a Water Resilience Initiative, as announced by President von der Leyen in her 2023 State of the Union Speech. CCMI will work on an opinion as a follow-up to the EESC call for an EU Blue Deal. This will contribute to feed the public debate about achieving water resilience, in particular ahead of the European Elections and will also provide input to the next Commission mandate.

  • Ongoing (updated on 08/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2023
    Referenza
    INT/1028-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    586
    -

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

    EESC section opinion: Long-term competitiveness strategy