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In voorbereiding (updated on 06/11/2019)
Referentie: 
INT/883-EESC-2019-01356-00-00-AC-TRA
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Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

A major effect of the exponentially increasing productivity is that well-being creation (re-) turns from the production of lower costing quantities into the provision of specialized, certified qualities. In that sense the integrated use-value in the supplied goods and services becomes increasingly an important feature that gradually countervails the emphasis on the exchange value (prices). This development is especially advantageous for European producers: European competitiveness concentrates on the ability to provide specialized, diverse qualities, rather than competing in prices against regions with more extended economies of scale.

informatieve nota: "Use-value" is back: new prospects and challenges for European producers (own-initiative opinion)

In voorbereiding (updated on 23/10/2019)
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CCMI/170-EESC-2019

The INT section is currently preparing an opinion on the Commission's Communication "Building Trust in Human-Centric Artificial Intelligence" COM(2019)168. The Commission considers that in order to achieve ‘trustworthy AI’, three components are necessary: (1) it should comply with the law, (2) it should fulfil ethical principles and (3) it should be robust. Based on these three components and the European values, the guidelines identify seven key requirements that AI applications should respect to be considered trustworthy. The guidelines also include an assessment list to help check whether these requirements are fulfilled. The CCMI previous experience on the automotive sector is a solid asset to produce a supplementary opinion on this particular Automotive Sector.

afdelingsadvies EESC: Artificial intelligence in the automotive sector (supplementary opinion)

In voorbereiding (updated on 12/10/2019)
Referentie: 
INT/891-EESC-2019
Zitting: 
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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.

informatieve nota: Report on Competition Policy 2018

In voorbereiding (updated on 06/10/2019)
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REX/516-EESC-2019
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Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

When it comes to development and EU-Africa relations, the EESC consistently emphasised the importance of sustainable development and cooperation based on the rule of law and the respect for human rights. Initiatives focused on trade, investment and business relations with Africa could be welcomed, but not to the detriment of traditional development policies focusing on reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). EU and Africa leaders agreed in 2015 at the Valletta summit on migration on setting up the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), as the main instrument of EU external migration policy. The Fund finances the development of border protection capacities, but also long-term development policy projects so as to decrease the likelihood of further migration.

informatieve nota: External aid, investment and trade as instruments to reduce economic migration, with a special focus on Africa (own-initiative opinion)

In voorbereiding (updated on 24/09/2019)
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REX/518-EESC-2019
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Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

A system of corporate liability for human rights abuses is currently being negotiated in the UN, within the UNHRC’s open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises concerning human rights (OEIGWG), established by the UN General Assembly on 26 June 2014. The mandate of the working group is to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

informatieve nota: Binding UN agreement on business and human rights (own-initiative opinion)

In voorbereiding (updated on 07/06/2019)
Referentie: 
ECO/494-EESC-2019
Zitting: 
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Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

informatieve nota: Taxation/private investment and the Sustainable Development Goals - cooperation with the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (own-initiative opinion)

In voorbereiding (updated on 18/04/2019)
Referentie: 
INT/823-EESC

The Commission's decision to create a Digital Single Market (to remove virtual borders, boost digital connectivity, and make it easier for consumers to access cross-border online content) is therefore a welcome move. But what does it mean for SMEs in practice? How will this affect their day-to-day running? And, given the lessons learnt from previous rapid changes, how do we make an "inclusive" success of the Digital Single Market?

In voorbereiding (updated on 01/03/2019)
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/-EESC-2017-EESC-2017-05706-00-00-PAC-TRA
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Dec 06, 2017 Dec 07, 2017

Statute and funding of European political parties and foundations

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