Opinions with Employers' Group members as rapporteur/co-rapporteur/rapporteur-general

  • Goedgekeurd on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Referentie
    REX/569-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    583
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    Climate diplomacy frames climate change as an external action policy topic and highlights the need to integrate climate objectives and address climate related risks at the highest diplomatic level and across all policy areas. Through this opinion we build on our previous work in this area and also explore practical aspects of the EU climate diplomacy.

    EESC opinion: EU Climate Diplomacy
  • Goedgekeurd on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Referentie
    CCMI/212-EESC-2023
    (Germany
    Plenary session number
    583
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    The Covid 19-pandemic has drawn attention to the role of the pharmaceutical industry and to production, availability and affordability of medicines and medicinal products on the European market.

    Dependency on critical ingredients, such as active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), became obvious when China and India limited exports. According to current data, up to 80% of APIs used in Europe and about 40% of finished medicines sold in Europe come from China or India. The European Union's increasing dependence on API supplies has led to a partial loss of capability to manufacture active substances independently, which poses a potential threat to public health in the countries of the European Union.

    EESC opinion: Securing Europe’s medicine supply: envisioning a Critical Medicines Act
  • Goedgekeurd on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Referentie
    CCMI/210-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Italy
    (Germany
    Plenary session number
    583
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    Increasing tensions between geopolitical blocs, supply chain problems and the need to respond to the challenges of climate change, rising resource consumption and social imbalances are now key areas of activity in European industrial policy.

     

    EESC opinion: Industrial Policy as an instrument to reduce dependencies and boost an EU market for green products in the resource and energy-intensive industries (REEIs)
  • Goedgekeurd on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Referentie
    ECO/615-EESC-2023-00763
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    583
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    EESC opinion: The strategic importance of the EU financial sector – How to improve assessment and evaluation
  • Goedgekeurd on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2022
    Referentie
    NAT/880-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Plenary session number
    583
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    EESC opinion: Regulation on circularity requirements for vehicle design and end-of life vehicle (ELV) management
  • Goedgekeurd on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 24/02/2022
    Referentie
    REX/555-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    582
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    The Mediterranean region is strongly exposed to climate change and faces fast-rising temperatures, water scarcity and coastal erosion. Energy transition plays an important role in climate change mitigation on both shores of the Mediterranean.

     

    EESC opinion: Energy policies and strategies in the Euro-Mediterranean region
  • Goedgekeurd on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Referentie
    ECO/626-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Latvia
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    582
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    As committed during the negotiations on the long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission has on 20 June 2023 completed its proposal for a next generation of own resources. The package includes a new temporary statistical own resource based on company profits. The Commission  also proposes to adjust the own resources proposals based on the Emissions Trading System (ETS) and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) compared to the original proposals from December 2021.  

    EESC opinion: Next generation of own resources
  • Goedgekeurd on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Referentie
    SOC/774-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    582
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    In this opinion, the EESC supports the Commission and the upcoming Belgian Presidency's commitment to safeguard digital inclusion for all. Member States should be encouraged to focus on equal access to digital education and training and digital tools, amongst which by ensuring access for learners and teachers with disabilities, eliminating urban-rural and other geographical divides and eliminating bias in algorithms. Action by social partners and CSOs aimed at improving digital skills, eliminating digital exclusion and closing the digital gap in society should be supported by improved access to EU and national funding. This opinion points at the need to provide teachers with a broader access to high-quality and relevant continuous professional development on digital skills and competences and to tackle teacher shortages.

    EESC opinion: Digital skills and education package
  • Goedgekeurd on 25/10/2023
    Referentie
    NAT/906-EESC-2023-01-01
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Plenary session number
    582
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    EESC opinion: Soil Health Law
  • Goedgekeurd on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Referentie
    NAT/903-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    582
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    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all developed and developing countries in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

    EESC opinion: EU and Agenda 2030: strengthening the implementation of the SDGs
    EESC contribution to the EU Voluntary Review