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

  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 24/02/2022
    Referenza
    REX/555-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    582
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    The Mediterranean region is strongly exposed to climate change and faces fast-rising temperatures, water scarcity and coastal erosion. Energy transition plays an important role in climate change mitigation on both shores of the Mediterranean.

     

    EESC opinion: Energy policies and strategies in the Euro-Mediterranean region
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Referenza
    ECO/626-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Latvia
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    582
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    As committed during the negotiations on the long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission has on 20 June 2023 completed its proposal for a next generation of own resources. The package includes a new temporary statistical own resource based on company profits. The Commission  also proposes to adjust the own resources proposals based on the Emissions Trading System (ETS) and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) compared to the original proposals from December 2021.  

    EESC opinion: Next generation of own resources
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Referenza
    SOC/774-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    582
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    In this opinion, the EESC supports the Commission and the upcoming Belgian Presidency's commitment to safeguard digital inclusion for all. Member States should be encouraged to focus on equal access to digital education and training and digital tools, amongst which by ensuring access for learners and teachers with disabilities, eliminating urban-rural and other geographical divides and eliminating bias in algorithms. Action by social partners and CSOs aimed at improving digital skills, eliminating digital exclusion and closing the digital gap in society should be supported by improved access to EU and national funding. This opinion points at the need to provide teachers with a broader access to high-quality and relevant continuous professional development on digital skills and competences and to tackle teacher shortages.

    EESC opinion: Digital skills and education package
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023
    Referenza
    NAT/906-EESC-2023-01-01
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Plenary session number
    582
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    EESC opinion: Soil Health Law
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Referenza
    NAT/903-EESC-2023-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    582
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    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all developed and developing countries in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

    EESC opinion: EU and Agenda 2030: strengthening the implementation of the SDGs
    EESC contribution to the EU Voluntary Review
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Referenza
    INT/1034-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Lithuania
    Employers - GR I
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    582
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    The EU retail investment package aims to strengthen the legislative framework to ensure that retail investors are empowered to take more informed investment decisions that better correspond to their needs and objectives, and are adequately protected in the single market by a coherent regulatory framework.

    EESC opinion: Retail investment package
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Referenza
    INT/1033-EESC-2023-01-01
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    582
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    Exploratory opinion requested by the Spanish presidency of the EU on the competitiveness of EU's industry.

    EESC opinion: Competitiveness and Industry
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Referenza
    INT/1032-EESC-2023-EESC-2023-2810-00-01-AC-TRA
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    582
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    The Report on Competition policy, published annually, provides detailed information on the most important policy and legislative initiatives, and on decisions adopted by the European Commission in application of EU competition law during the previous year.

    EESC opinion: Report on Competition Policy 2022
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/03/2023
    Referenza
    ECO/620-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Greece
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    Every year in February, the EESC adopts an opinion on Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, which the Commission usually presents at the end of November in the year before. The Committee works under tight deadlines, in anticipation of the referral, to finalise the opinion before the March Council discussion on the topic. To reinforce the Committee's impact throughout the entire European Semester, an own-initiative opinion with additional considerations is regularly produced by October taking into account the overall European Semester, which plays a central role in implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility and is vital in current discussions about the review of the EU macro-economic governance framework.

    EESC opinion: Additional considerations on the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2023
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/03/2023
    Referenza
    ECO/619-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Cyprus
    Plenary session number
    582
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    EESC opinion: Additional considerations on the Euro area economic policy 2023