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In voorbereiding (updated on 18/10/2019)
Referentie: 
ECO/498-EESC-2019
Zitting: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

This additional opinion will complement and update the proposals made in the yearly EESC AGS opinion, produced under time pressure, to reinforce the Committee's impact throughout the entire annual semester cycle.

EESC section opinion: Annual Growth Survey 2019 (additional opinion)

In voorbereiding (updated on 15/10/2019)
Referentie: 
SOC/583-EESC-2018
Zitting: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Against a background of rising poverty levels during the crisis, levels that remain high in many Member States, in particular among the unemployed, this own-initiative opinion would address the huge differences in levels of protection under national unemployment insurance systems within the EU.
Possible standards in this respect could be:

  • a minimum standard for the net replacement rate of unemployment benefits;
  • a minimum standard of coverage ratio of unemployed people receiving unemployment payments;
  • a minimum standard for the duration of unemployment benefit entitlement;
  • a right to (re)qualification and training

With the objective of promoting upward social convergence within the EU, the proposal for such standards is a concrete step towards effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights recently announced by the EU institutions in Gothenburg.

Information memo: Common minimum standards in the field of unemployment insurance in EU Member States – a concrete step towards the effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

In voorbereiding (updated on 12/10/2019)
Referentie: 
INT/891-EESC-2019
Zitting: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

The report provides a general outline of the measures adopted by the European Commission in the field of competition policy and it summarises the broader working document on the action taken in 2018.

Information memo: Report on Competition Policy 2018

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