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In voorbereiding (updated on 12/07/2019)
Referentie: 
INT/882-EESC-2019
Zitting: 
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Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The EESC calls for a strategic shift at all levels to unequivocally promote new models of circularity, not only by stepping up the alignment of all actors, but also by placing consumers at the centre of public policy.

EESC section opinion: The role of consumers in the Circular Economy (own-initiative opinion)

In voorbereiding (updated on 10/07/2019)
Referentie: 
INT/880-EESC-2019
Zitting: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

Blockchain can be compared to a huge public and anonymous book, to which each and everyone can contribute freely. Social Economy and blockchain have the concept of cooperation in common. The opinion will try to explore how blockchain could serve as a tool for Social Economy, how it could build an infrastructure which would allow  for this economic model to reinforce its societal impact and therefore  contribute to a better world by focusing on values like fairness, cooperation and solidarity.

EESC section opinion: Blockchain and distributed ledger technology as an ideal infrastructure for Social Economy (Own-initiative opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 19/06/2019
Referentie: 
ECO/486-EESC-2019-2019-00069-00-00
Zitting: 
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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

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.

EESC opinion: Investment Plan for Europe: stock-taking and next steps

In voorbereiding (updated on 11/07/2019)
Referentie: 
ECO/491-EESC-2019-00699
Zitting: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The EESC supports the Commission's ambition to kick-start a necessary debate, given the sensitivities of Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) in tax matters. At the same time, the EESC considers that there are certain conditions that would need to be met for QMV to be successfully implemented.

When decided, the four proposed steps should be implemented gradually and the European Commission should perform an evaluation after each implementation.

EESC section opinion: Taxation – qualified majority voting

In voorbereiding (updated on 11/07/2019)
Referentie: 
ECO/492-EESC-2019-01033-00-00-TRA
Zitting: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The absence of economic and social convergence among Member States and regions is a threat to the political sustainability of the European project and all the benefits it has brought to European citizens. Developing economic and labour market resilience with economic, social, environmental and institutional sustainability should be the principle guiding policies. This will foster upwards convergence and fairness in the transition towards a climate-neutral economy while managing the challenges posed by digitalisation and demographic change.

EESC section opinion: Towards a more resilient and sustainable European economy (own initiative opinion)

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Toward a more resilient and sustainable European economy - Civil Society Days 2019

In voorbereiding (updated on 11/07/2019)
Referentie: 
ECO/493-EESC-2019
Zitting: 
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.

EESC section opinion: A new vision for completing the Economic and Monetary Union (own initiative opinion)

In voorbereiding (updated on 11/07/2019)
Referentie: 
ECO/495-EESC-2019
Zitting: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

This own-initiative opinion will focus on the interface and inter-linkages between the European semester and Cohesion policy under the new Multiannual Financial Framework with a view to developing policy proposals to improve sustainable growth performance. With the Europe 2020 Strategy coming to an end, these proposals can contribute to the preparation of a new European strategy post-2020.

EESC section opinion: The European Semester and Cohesion policy - Towards a new European strategy post-2020 (own-initiative opinion)

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