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Għaddejjin (updated on 12/11/2021)
Referenza: 
INT/967-EESC
Sessjoni plenarja: 
567 -
Feb 23, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

EU Missions start from the idea that complex societal challenges require a coordinated effort across Europe to deliver impact. Missions will deliver results through a new role for research and innovation under the Horizon Europe programme, combined with a coordinated, all-in approach, and a new relationship with citizens. They will fully mobilise and engage with public and private actors, such as EU Member States, regional and local authorities, research institutes, entrepreneurs and public and private investors, all to create real and lasting impact.

Co-legislators defined and identified five EU missions:

Għaddejjin (updated on 11/11/2021)
Referenza: 
INT/949-EESC
Sessjoni plenarja: 
567 -
Feb 23, 2022 Feb 24, 2022

This own-initiative opinion is a follow-up to the EESC opinion on the Commission communication on Tourism and transport in 2020 and beyond.

This follow-up opinion intends to contribute to a coherent set of long term EESC proposals aimed at the full recovery of EU tourism and transport. The opinion will focus on how to best manage crises in the tourism industrial ecosystem and on the lessons learnt from such crises. After several waves of the COVID pandemic, it is of utmost importance to rethink the tourism ecosystem in more sustainable terms and adopt relevant policy solutions, as well as a comprehensive package of measures.

Adottati on 08/12/2021
Referenza: 
REX/534-EESC-2021

Recent years have been marked by a persistent global decline in democratic values and the rule of law. While many differences remain and have to be acknowledged, North America has unquestionably been our closest historical ally in championing democracy and its values across the world. The arrival of the new administration in the US has provided a new momentum and a unique opportunity to build the new transatlantic partnership and jointly manage not only the internal, but also global challenges, especially with regard to powers which do not share the same values, such as China or Russia. President Biden's initiative to organise a Summit for Democracy at a time when autocracies are on the offensive is only the first step in building a strong international democratic alliance.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: A strong transatlantic partnership based on the common values of democracy and the rule of law, key in tackling global challenges and preserving international order (own-initiative opinion)

Adottati on 08/12/2021
Referenza: 
ECO/560-EESC-2021-03634

The EESC strongly supports the goal of redirecting investments in such a way that they contribute to the EU's transition to a sustainable economy but calls for the social partners and civil society to be brought better on board in the design and implementation of sustainable finance. The EU green bond standard has the potential to yield significant economic benefits for both issuers and investors alike and help the green transition.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: EU green bond standard

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Proposal for Regulation on European green bonds

Adottati on 08/12/2021
Referenza: 
SOC/700-EESC-2021

During the COVID-19 crisis, the EU developed a wide range of health policy responses and initiatives, while also tackling the economic fallout of the pandemic. Many difficulties were encountered, but while some of them have been addressed, longer-term solutions are needed for mitigating future health crises.

In this opinion, the EESC comments on the Commission's evaluation of the measures taken so far to fight the pandemic and on  the ten lessons learnt and  proposes various recommendations in the field of crisis management, health protection, social and societal aspects, economy and finance, society and technology, international relations and democratic standards.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Emerging stronger from the pandemic: acting on the early lessons learnt

Adottati on 08/12/2021
Referenza: 
INT/946-EESC-2021

In its opinion, the EESC highlights that one of the main challenges the retail sector is facing is the lack of an online level playing field with third-country traders. It agrees that a solid ambitious digital policy for the retail sector is needed in Europe to take advantage of the opportunities that the digital innovation offers for enhancing Europe’s competitiveness. The EESC also believes that for the retail sector, taking on board the green transition provides an opportunity for the retail sector to help consumers make more sustainable choices in their consumption.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Digital transformation opportunities for retail companies and its advantages for European consumers (own-initiative opinion – Gr I)

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