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Adottati on 24/05/2012
Referenza: 
ECO/308-EESC-2012-1299
Sessjoni plenarja: 
481 -
May 23, 2012 May 24, 2012

The Committee reiterates that the ambitious challenges facing the EU make it not only desirable but also necessary to increase the size of the EU budget so as to revitalise economic growth and employment. Furthermore, it welcomes the moves to improve and simplify the structure of the EU budget, so as to substantially deflate the issues of fair return and horizontal fairness between the Member States, focusing instead on effectively achieving Europe's strategic objectives. The EU budget should be exemplary, efficient, effective and transparent, so that it gains credibility in the eyes of the European public.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Budget 2014-2020

Adottati on 14/12/2016
Referenza: 
ECO/417-EESC-2016-05349-00-02-ac-tra
Sessjoni plenarja: 
521 -
Dec 14, 2016 Dec 15, 2016

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020

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Mid term review of the MFF - towards a simpler and more flexible single rule book for the EU budget - Tobias Lambeck, European Commission

EMFF 2014-2020 - Mid-term review-revision - Thilo Maurer, European Commission

MFF review - presentation by rapporteur Mr Palmieri

Adottati on 18/10/2017
Referenza: 
ECO/433-EESC-2017-01106-00-00-ac-tra
Sessjoni plenarja: 
529 -
Oct 18, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

A number of topical industrial developments and trends are currently at the focus of attention. At the same time it should be recognised that people must live everywhere in Europe, including in many regions that these innovative trends are not likely to reach even in the next 50 years. Without undermining their importance and while supporting the political efforts promoting these trends, it is necessary to recall that these businesses are the key element in the creation of new activity and value in resource-constrained areas and are crucial to enhancing economic prosperity and cohesion across Europe. Against this background, the main objective of the opinion is to identify and analyse the particular challenges these businesses face and find solutions and possibilities to support them.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Family and traditional businesses in regional development

Adottati on 17/10/2018
Referenza: 
ECO/474-EESC-2018-3065

The EESC welcomes the fact that the package of regulations on the future multiannual financial framework includes the InvestEU proposal to strengthen investment activity in the EU, including long-term investment projects that are of high public interest, while also respecting the sustainable development criteria. In order to guarantee that this programme operates successfully, the Committee underlines the importance of the involvement of civil society organisations and social and economic partners. The EESC appreciates the European Commission's efforts to create an umbrella financial instrument by the InvestEU programme that will result in unified management, enhanced transparency and potential for synergies. The EESC appreciates the fact that, in addition to promoting sustainable infrastructure, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and research and innovation, the InvestEU programme also focuses on social investment and skills.

 

 

Opinjoni tal-KESE: InvestEU

Adottati on 17/07/2019
Referenza: 
ECO/493-EESC-2019
Sessjoni plenarja: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

Although considerable progress has already been made towards completing EMU, there is still a need to significantly reinforce all four of its pillars, taking care to maintain the balance between them, as neglecting one or more of these pillars could result in dangerous disparities. Resilience to crises is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for completing EMU: it also requires a positive vision, as set out in Article 3 of the EU Treaty. The EESC generally calls on the European institutions and national governments to take much more ambitious action in the context of EMU reform in order to achieve a more integrated, more democratic and socially better developed Union.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: A new vision for completing the Economic and Monetary Union (own initiative opinion)

Adottati on 22/05/2013
Referenza: 
ECO/334-EESC-2012-1929
Sessjoni plenarja: 
490 -
May 22, 2013 May 23, 2013

The international economic and financial crisis exposed the structural limitations and contradictions in EMU, depriving the euro of its propensity to attract. The EESC believes that the single currency will be unsustainable unless we achieve convergence between the economic capacities of the euro area countries and improve overall competitiveness, objectives which require economic as well as political commitment. The Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance stresses stability without proposing joint financial instruments for recovery and employment. Europe needs to go back to generating wealth in order to redistribute it fairly. Briefly, these are the EESC's four recommendations for completing the euro framework, i.e.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Where is the euro headed?

Adottati on 13/07/2016
Referenza: 
ECO/406-EESC-2016-02343-00-01-ac-tra
Sessjoni plenarja: 
518 -
Jul 13, 2016 Jul 14, 2016

The EESC welcomes the "Action Plan on VAT", and calls for a  definitive VAT system that is clear, consistent, robust and comprehensive, as well as proportionate and future-proof. The Committee  welcomes the strong focus on closing the VAT gap and tackling the susceptibility of VAT to fraud. There should be results delivered without delay, including by improving cooperation between tax administrations. “Bona fide” enterprises should be protected and no new excessive measures should be imposed on them. The future system of reduced rates must combine flexibility and legal certainty, be transparent, and for the sake of simplicity the number of reduced rates and exemptions must be limited.

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Action Plan on VAT

Downloads: 

VAT Action Plan - Measures to modernise VAT in the EU - Bertrand LAPALUS - DG TAXUD

Adottati on 17/10/2018
Referenza: 
ECO/475-EESC-2018-02936-00-00

The EESC agrees with the aims of the Council Recommendation and with some of its proposals. However, it expresses its disagreement with the proposal for the aggregate fiscal stance of the euro area to be neutral, as well as with the way that the recommendation on salaries is formulated.

 

Opinjoni tal-KESE: Euro area economic policy 2018 (additional opinion)

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