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Adottati on 19/10/2017
Referenza: 
ECO/438-EESC-2017-02879-00-00-ac-tra
Sessjoni plenarja: 
529 -
Oct 18, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

This opinion is part of a wider package of four EESC opinions on the future of the European economy (Deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and Euro area economic policy, Capital Markets Union and The future of EU finances). The package of opinions underscores the need for a common sense of purpose in the Union governance, which goes far beyond technical approaches and measures, and is first and foremost a matter of political will and a common perspective. Against this background the Committee advocates the exploration of tools to improve economic governance in the EMU, for instance by creating a permanent Euro Finance Minister, while ensuring full democratic accountability. Bundling competences would enhance coherence of EMU policies.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Deepening EMU by 2025

Adottati on 20/03/2019
Referenza: 
SC/52-EESC-2018-5821
Sessjoni plenarja: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

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

Opinjoni tal-KESE: The Future of the EU: Benefits to citizens and respect for European values (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Romanian Presidency)

Adottati on 14/12/2016
Referenza: 
ECO/403-EESC-2016-00899-00-01-ac-tra
Sessjoni plenarja: 
521 -
Dec 14, 2016 Dec 15, 2016

The EESC encourages the Commission to pursue its efforts to develop policy proposals aimed at promoting the creation of innovative and high growth firms. These policy proposals should strengthen the single market, reinforce the clusters and ecosystems in which innovative start-ups are created, develop the equity component of the European capital markets, encourage an academic agenda focusing on jobs for the future and minimise the cost and red tape involved in starting a new entrepreneurial venture.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Promoting innovative and high growth firms

Adottati on 27/05/2015
Referenza: 
CCMI/129-EESC-0000

The Food and drink Industry is the largest manufacturing sector in the EU economy employing directly 4.25 million workers in the EU. It is a non-cyclical and resilient pillar with a strong presence in all member states. It processes 70% of EU agriculture produce and provides safe, quality and nutritious food to the benefit of European consumers, besides being the largest global exporter of food and drink products. The sector generates 7% of EU GDP and should be an important contributor to achieve the EU target set in the 2020 strategy of achieving the necessary expansion of the manufacturing sector that will make it a contributor of 20% of European GDP.

 

Food and Drinks Sector

Adottati on 14/12/2016
Referenza: 
ECO/404-EESC-2016-00828-00-00-ac-tra
Sessjoni plenarja: 
521 -
Dec 14, 2016 Dec 15, 2016

The Committee considers transparency essential as it is important for all parties, for the companies themselves, and for improving their image and boosting the trust of workers, consumers and investors. While the EESC recognises that most companies operating in the EU are indeed transparent and that investors and shareholders are increasingly paying attention to qualitative corporate social responsibility (CSR) indicators, it is important to focus simultaneously on both the effectiveness and scope of the information being filed and on its quality and veracity. The EESC believes that any further initiative on disclosure of information should include a common set of indicators and at the same time should take into consideration the nature of the company and the sector in which it is operating.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: An appropriate framework for the transparency of companies

Adottati on 15/12/2016
Referenza: 
ECO/416-EESC-2016-05518-00-02-ac-tra
Sessjoni plenarja: 
521 -
Dec 14, 2016 Dec 15, 2016

The EESC strongly endorses the Commission's initiative to extend the duration and increase the financing of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and welcomes the positive results of the first year and considers the SME "investment window" a success. The Committee recommend that EFSI 2.0 should aim for ever greater involvement of private capital; stresses the importance of keeping a market-driven emphasis, reinforcing the additionality of the EFSI and calls for a more balanced geographically coverage across the EU. The EESC also recommends bolstering the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) and the reinforcement of the social dimension of EFSI deployment. It is also in favour of using the EFSI to nurture the development of a shared industrial and dual technology base in the European defence sector. Finally, in the view of the Committee it is important to raise the visibility of EFSI funding.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Extension of the duration of EFSI (EFSI 2.0)

Adottati on 19/10/2017
Referenza: 
ECO/439-EESC-2017-03447-00-00-ac-tra
Sessjoni plenarja: 
529 -
Oct 18, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

This opinion is part of a wider package of four EESC opinions on the future of the European economy (Deepening of the Economic and Monetary Union and Euro area economic policy, Capital Markets Union and The future of EU finances). The package of opinions underscores the need for a common sense of purpose in the Union governance, which goes far beyond technical approaches and measures, and is first and foremost a matter of political will and a common perspective. Europeans need more (and better) Europe, not less Europe, in order to overcome the political crisis in the EU. The basic principle of the EU budget must be to deliver European added value, achieving better outcomes than would be possible for uncoordinated national budgets acting individually. The EESC considers that it is not credible for the EU budget to continue to be less than 1% of EU-GNI.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: EU finances by 2025

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