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Għaddejjin (updated on 09/07/2020)
Referenza: 
ECO/523-EESC-2020-2020-02886

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Recovery plan for Europe and the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

Għaddejjin (updated on 10/07/2020)
Referenza: 
ECO/528-EESC-2020-02866-00-00-PAC-TRA
Sessjoni plenarja: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Renewed InvestEU programme and Solvency Support Instrument

Għaddejjin (updated on 10/07/2020)
Referenza: 
INT/897-EESC-2020
Sessjoni plenarja: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

Europe is embarking on a transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. European industry can lead the way as we enter this new age, as it has done in the past.

Three drivers will transform our industry, support our small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and keep Europe sustainable and competitive.

Opinjoni mressqa mis-sezzjoni tal-KESE: Industrial strategy

Għaddejjin (updated on 20/05/2020)
Referenza: 
INT/898-EESC
Sessjoni plenarja: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 17, 2020

Europe is embarking on a transition towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. European businesses can lead the way as we enter this new age, as they has done in the past.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are essential to Europe’s competitiveness and prosperity. Based on the new SME Strategy, the EU will support SMEs by:

  • encouraging innovation through new funding and digital innovation hubs as part of the sustainable and digital transitions;
  • cutting red tape by reducing barriers within the Single Market and opening up access to finance;
  • allowing better access to finance by setting up an SME Initial Public Offering Fund (with investments channelled through a new private-public fund) and the ESCALAR initiative (a mechanism to boost the size of venture capital funds and attract more private investment).
Downloads: 

• Position paper "Strengthening SMEs: Way Forward to a Dedicated SME Strategy"

Għaddejjin (updated on 10/07/2020)
Referenza: 
ECO/509-EESC-2020-2020-00995
Sessjoni plenarja: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

While acknowledging the progress made by the Commission in taking account of smaller and less complex banking institutions in its recent regulatory measures, the EESC believes it would be useful to further increase the proportionality of banking rules, without sacrificing the effectiveness of prudential rules.

The EESC endorses the recent decision to push back the date for implementing the Basel III accord, and feels that when the time comes, the new provision on capital requirements should be transposed in a way that caters properly for the diversity of banking business models in Europe.

Opinjoni mressqa mis-sezzjoni tal-KESE: Inclusive and sustainable Banking Union

Għaddejjin (updated on 10/07/2020)
Referenza: 
ECO/513-EESC-2020
Sessjoni plenarja: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

While the recovery after COVID-19 crisis is a top priority, the EESC stresses that this should not steer the EU away from its medium and long-term objectives, as outlined in the European Green Deal, 2020 Sustainable Growth Strategy, and the European Pillar for Social Rights. There is a need for a resilient, technology-driven European economy that is defined by the protection of the environment. The EESC underlines that strategies aimed at enhanced economic sustainability need to be developed around productivity, but they cannot be allowed to happen at the expense of workers' rights and social development. The EESC advocates for re-thinking supply chains, underlines that social aspects should be emphasised, start-ups should be encouraged and that the cornerstone of sustainable economic growth in the EU should be the creation and development of a truly circular economy. Open dialogue with social partners and civil society remains key to setting the economic direction.

Opinjoni mressqa mis-sezzjoni tal-KESE: Enhancing sustainable economic growth across the EU

Adottati on 11/12/2019
Referenza: 
INT/883-EESC-2019-01356-00-00-AC-TRA
Sessjoni plenarja: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

This own-initiative opinion refers to what a comprehensive approach to industrial policy should include, in order to reposition European production of goods and services in the global context, on the basis of an eco-social open market model that responds to the tradition and the future of the EU.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: "Use-value" is back: new prospects and challenges for European products and services (own-initiative opinion)

Adottati on 19/06/2019
Referenza: 
ECO/489-EESC-2019-00073

The EESC notes that the international role of the euro has not yet recovered to the pre-financial crisis level. Whereas the European Commission's proposed measures are welcome and deemed necessary by the EESC, they may not go far enough given the extent of the euro area's social and economic challenges. Social cohesion, economic upward convergence and the promotion of competitiveness and innovation should be the basis on which the euro area's economy gathers pace and supports a stronger international role for the euro.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Towards a stronger international role of the euro

Adottati on 19/06/2019
Referenza: 
ECO/486-EESC-2019-00069-00-00

The EESC welcomes the Investment Plan for Europe for its contribution to the promotion of investment in the EU. The Committee calls for clearly set investment targets, regulatory simplification and further guidance in order to achieve greater geographical and sectoral balance. The EESC advocates for strengthened financial capacity for the InvestEU programme within the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and calls for more efforts to raise awareness among European businesses and citizens about the benefits obtained from the Investment Plan for Europe.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Investment Plan for Europe: stock-taking and next steps

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