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Goedgekeurd on 30/10/2019
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ECO/498-EESC-2019
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Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

This additional opinion complements and updates the proposals made in the yearly EESC AGS opinion. The EESC welcomes country-specific recommendations focus on investment and underlines that special attention must be paid to productive investments and investment in social infrastructure to prioritise sustainable growth. Next year's cycle should contain more CSRs to combat the existential threat of climate change. Investment would also be needed to enable the implementation of the social pillar to prevent an increase of social, economic, and environmental inequality. Taxation should favour this type of investment.

advies EESC: Annual Growth Survey 2019 (additional opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 30/10/2019
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INT/885-EESC-2019
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Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

Blockchain technology contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), empowers citizens, boosts entrepreneurship and innovation, improves mobility and cross-border opportunities for businesses while enhancing transparency for consumers. However, several challenges still remain to be addressed, in particular the urgent matter of providing legal clarity and certainty and protecting privacy.

advies EESC: Blockchain and the EU Single Market: what next? (own-initiative opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 30/10/2019
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SC/53-EESC-2019-02446
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Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The proposed opinion will look at new approaches to more fairly distributing the burden of transformation towards a sustainable Europe.

advies EESC: Leaving no one behind when implementing the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (own-initiative opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 26/09/2019
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SOC/623-EESC-2019
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

advies EESC: Summary of the costs and benefits of Investments in occupational safety and health (OSH) (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

Goedgekeurd on 26/09/2019
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SOC/626-EESC-2019
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Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The Commission launched a debate on an enhanced use of qualified majority voting (QMV) in social policy to render decision-making more flexible and efficient. The EESC supports the transition to QMV in the areas of non-discrimination, social security and protection of workers, as well as for employment conditions of third-country nationals.

advies EESC: More efficient decision-making in social policy: Identification of areas for an enhanced move to qualified majority voting

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