In an exploratory opinion requested by the French presidency to the Council of the EU and adopted in January 2021, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) calls on the European Commission (EC) to consider the substantial benefits that the outermost regions (ORs) can bring to the future of Europe. The EC should also take appropriate measures to ensure that the ORs don't miss the post-COVID recovery, and don't fall behind in terms of the climate, social and digital transitions.
Sezzjoni għall-Unjoni Ekonomika u Monetarja u l-Koeżjoni Ekonomika u Soċjali (ECO) - Related News
The current socio-economic situation in euro area countries is characterised by a high level of uncertainty, an unprecedented accumulation of public debt and the rise of inflation. Despite initial encouraging expectations for a recovery in the real economy, it seems that the process is more complicated due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the appearance of new variants. During its plenary on 19 January 2022, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted an opinion on the European Commission's (EC) recommendations on the economic policy of the euro area for 2022, according to present-day reality.
Clear EU taxation rules for energy products and electricity are needed to make sure they continue to contribute to the smooth functioning of the internal market, while at the same time tackling climate- and environment-related challenges. In an opinion "Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive", adopted during its plenary on 20 January 2022, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) welcomed the objective of the European Commission (EC) to clarify and update the existing Union framework and to structure European taxation in a way that favours sustainable non-fossil energy. However, the EESC is also concerned at the possible negative socio-economic impact of some of the measures found in the EC Proposal for a Directive.
Il-Kummissjoni Ewropea ppreżentat il-pakkett leġiżlattiv il-ġdid tagħha tal-2021 kontra l-ħasil tal-flus u kontra l-finanzjament tat-terroriżmu (AML/CFT) lill-koleġiżlaturi u lill-Kumitat Ekonomiku u Soċjali Ewropew. Fl-Opinjoni tiegħu, adottata matul is-sessjoni plenarja ta’ Diċembru, il-KESE jappoġġja bis-sħiħ il-proposti, iżda jenfasizza wkoll l-urġenza li jiġu implimentati dawn il-miżuri u jissuġġerixxi żidiet ewlenin.
The EU is transitioning from a model driven by growth to one predicated on sustainability, where the real level of well-being and development of our society is taken into account.
An event organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) investigated what measures other than gross domestic product (GDP) could help the EU recover successfully and build a sustainable and resilient economy.
At the October plenary session, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) pointed to the importance of clearly identifying responsibilities in the NRRPs' implementation and to the need for a new emergency economic policy mix, which includes sufficient government spending.
The EU budgetary rules applicable in the Member States must be modified to make sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery possible. Pragmatic solutions need to be found. The focus must be on strengthening public investments for the green and digital transitions.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is contributing to the ongoing public debate with an event on the debt-equity bias; it assesses core elements such as the effects of this bias, its economic and social costs and ways of reducing it.
The recent leak of the Pandora Papers has brought the issue of fighting money laundering back to the fore. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) discussed this issue at a recent conference, in which the participants assessed the European Commission's new legislative package establishing a new ad hoc EU anti-money-laundering authority.