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Goedgekeurd on 29/10/2020
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INT/915-EESC-2020
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Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

In view of the COVID-19 crisis, which has led to a virtual halt in sales in 2020, the EESC has examined the European Commission's proposal for a regulation which would allow Euro 4 motorcycle manufacturers to sell beyond 1 January 2021 vehicles they had in stock on 15 March 2020.

advies EESC: L-category vehicles / COVID

Goedgekeurd on 29/10/2020
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SOC/641-EESC-2020
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Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

The EESC describes integration as a dynamic process, involving both migrants and the receiving society. It believes that migration challenges should be addressed in a holistic manner.  Gender equality should become one of the key pillars in integration. Migrant families and parents should be involved in the local and school community as from the early stages of reception. On language training, the EESC believes that this should foresee cultural exploration and involvement in the community and society, as well as guidance and information to migrants on the advantages and the aims of language training. In view of the disparities that exist in Member States with regard to language teaching, the EESC calls for common EU guidelines for language training, which can help ensure a unified and holistic approach.

advies EESC: Integration of women, mothers and families with a migrant background in the EU Member States and target language levels for integration (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Goedgekeurd on 29/10/2020
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ECO/520-EESC-2020
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Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

This additional opinion updates and complements the proposals made in the original ASGS opinion, adopted in February this year. The EESC welcomes the step forward towards embracing a more social, inclusive and sustainable economic model, particularly given the economic and social effects of COVID-19. To support the economic recovery and public investment, and in support of a digital and green transformation, the EESC believes that a revision of the Stability and Growth Pact, flexibility in state aid rules and a rethink of tax policy is necessary. Well-resourced public health measures and social security systems are likewise of vital importance. The EESC also welcomes the Commission's proposals for Next Generation EU and sees the ASGS as an opportunity for the EU to shift towards an economic model that gives equal weighing to both economic and social objectives.

advies EESC: The Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2020 (additional opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 18/09/2020
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SOC/645-EESC-2020
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

In this opinion, the EESC notes that platforms have "a generally positive impact on the economy", contributing as much to job creation and innovation, flexibility and autonomy for workers, as to ensuring income for workers (often supplementary) and allowing vulnerable people to access employment. It also notes that there are risks that must not be underestimated: (i) for workers, the denial of basic rights, including the rights to organisation and collective bargaining; precariousness; low pay; the increasing intensity of work; the extreme fragmentation of work on a global scale; the non-affiliation of workers to social security schemes; and (ii) for society, the increased risk of competition based on undercutting social standards.

advies EESC: Fair work in the platform economy (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Goedgekeurd on 18/09/2020
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ECO/526-EESC-2020
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

advies EESC: Public sector loan facility and amendment to the Just Transition Fund

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