SMEs

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  • Adottati on 20/10/2021 - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2021
    Referenza
    ECO/557-EESC-2021
    Employers - GR I
    Estonia
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2021 (additional opinion)
  • Adottati on 20/10/2021 - Bureau decision date: 26/04/2021
    Referenza
    ECO/556-EESC-2021
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal

    The EESC strongly believes in the importance of the next Semester cycle as a key instrument for implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

    However, it is still concerned about the lack of clarity in most Member States as regards their National Recovery and Resilience Plan governance systems and the distribution of responsibilities for their implementation.

    The EESC would also draw attention to the need to measure progress in implementation, for which good monitoring indicators are needed; in this connection it welcomes the "Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard" initiative.

    Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for a strong industrial policy to avoid dependence on other economic zones for many products and services.

    The EESC wants to see real action in this respect by Member States, in terms of investment in education, infrastructure and industrial policy to raise employment and boost European industry.

    EESC opinion: Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 (additional opinion)
  • Adottati on 20/10/2021 - Bureau decision date: 25/03/2021
    Referenza
    INT/944-EESC-2021-01-01-02922-00-00-AC-TRA
    Employers - GR I
    France

    Micro enterprises and SMEs (MSME) in all fields need good conditions to survive the health and economic crisis and unlock their potential so that they can grow and create jobs. This opinion examines alternatives to address the administrative ("paper tax") burden on MSMEs, particularly in view of current transparency and disclosure measures to achieve the EU's social and environmental objectives.

    EESC opinion: Reconciling ambitious sustainable and social objectives with an enabling environment for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Adottati on 24/03/2021 - Bureau decision date: 01/12/2020
    Referenza
    ECO/540-EESC-2020-05865-00-01-AC-TRA
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Lithuania
    EESC opinion: Tackling non-performing loans in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Adottati on 27/01/2021 - Bureau decision date: 28/10/2020
    Referenza
    ECO/538-EESC-2020-01-01-05237
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2021
  • Adottati on 29/10/2020 - Bureau decision date: 14/07/2020
    Referenza
    ECO/529-EESC-2020-03577
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    EESC opinion: Amendments to financial regulation to facilitate economic recovery post Covid-19
  • Adottati on 27/10/2020 - Bureau decision date: 28/05/2020
    Referenza
    ECO/521-EESC-2020-02828
    (Romania
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2020 (additional opinion)
  • Adottati on 18/09/2020 - Bureau decision date: 02/04/2020
    Referenza
    ECO/507-EESC-2020
    (Czech Republic
    (Czech Republic

    The forthcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU (Germany), aims to conclude together with the other EU Member States the new Territorial Agenda of the European Union (TAEU) together with the revision of the urban development policy based on the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities and also to update the steps for further developing of the Urban Agenda for the EU. In this context, the Presidency has asked from EESC to provide an opinion on both territorial and urban matters and thus to incorporate the points of view of the diverse interests the EESC represents in the discussions. The Presidency plans to adopt the renewed Territorial and Urban Agenda at the informal ministerial meeting for urban and territorial development on 30 November and 1 December 2020 in Leipzig.

    EESC opinion: Revision of the Territorial Agenda of the EU, the Leipzig Charter and the Urban Agenda for the EU (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)
  • Adottati on 18/09/2020 - Bureau decision date: 02/04/2020
    Referenza
    ECO/514-EESC-2020
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal

    The forthcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU (Germany), aims to further discuss and analyze the policy objective 1 under the Common Provisions Regulation for cohesion policy that refers to '' a smarter Europe by promoting innovative and smart economic transformation''. In this context, the Presidency has asked the EESC to provide an opinion on how the structural measures and cohesion policy programmes can help in this process. The Presidency plans to present the key findings of this discussion in a High-level conference that will take place on 29th of September where also the opinion of EESC will be discussed. 

    EESC opinion: The role of EU structural and cohesion policy in driving forward the transformation of the economy in an innovative and smart manner (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)
  • Adottati on 18/09/2020 - Bureau decision date: 30/03/2017
    Referenza
    INT/823-EESC-2017-01-01-01768
    (Portugal

    The Commission's decision to create a Digital Single Market (to remove virtual borders, boost digital connectivity, and make it easier for consumers to access cross-border online content) is therefore a welcome move. But what does it mean for SMEs in practice? How will this affect their day-to-day running? And, given the lessons learnt from previous rapid changes, how do we make an "inclusive" success of the Digital Single Market?

    EESC opinion: The digital single market - trends and opportunities for SMEs (own-initiative opinion)
    Report fact-finding missions
    Analysis of the questionnaire