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Goedgekeurd on 17/07/2019
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TEN/695-EESC-2019-01938
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Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The EESC takes note of the Fourth Report on the State of the Energy Union (SEU), supports the objectives of the Energy Union and welcomes the emphasis on the engagement and mobilisation of EU society to take full ownership of the Energy Union.

advies EESC: Report on the State of the Energy Union

Goedgekeurd on 19/06/2019
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INT/871-EESC-2019
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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The opinion examines the possible introduction of a new concept into EU law: "low-profit". This concept would define all organisations that are likely to make a profit but that do not intend to distribute it to their owners or shareholders, as they have a different purpose.

advies EESC: Towards an appropriate European legal framework for social economy enterprises (own-initiative opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 19/06/2019
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SOC/625-EESC-2019
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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

In a context where the European Commission proposed the reiteration of the 2018 Employment guidelines, the EESC opinion refers to and builds on the findings and recommendations it made in its 2018 opinion. Furthermore, it develops some additional aspects in view of recent developments and documents of the European Commission – such as the 2019 country reports. Thank you for clicking on the title of the opinion to read some more on the opinion's content!

advies EESC: Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States

Goedgekeurd on 19/06/2019
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ECO/489-EESC-2019-2019-00073-00-00
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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The EESC notes that the international role of the euro has not yet recovered to the pre-financial crisis level. Whereas the European Commission's proposed measures are welcome and deemed necessary by the EESC, they may not go far enough given the extent of the euro area's social and economic challenges. Social cohesion, economic upward convergence and the promotion of competitiveness and innovation should be the basis on which the euro area's economy gathers pace and supports a stronger international role for the euro.

advies EESC: Towards a stronger international role of the euro

Goedgekeurd on 19/06/2019
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TEN/692-EESC-2019
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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The EESC welcomes the fact that principle 20 of the European Pillar of Social Rights reaffirms the right to access essential services/SGEIs. These are a vital component of social justice and are underpinned by the principle of equal treatment of users, prohibiting any kind of discrimination or exclusion whatsoever, and by the principle of universal access to services of a high level of affordability and quality.

advies EESC: For a better implementation of the Social Pillar, promoting essential services (own-initiative opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 19/06/2019
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SOC/627-EESC-2019
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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The EESC welcomes the Commission's Communication on Further Strengthening the Rule of Law within the Union. It regrets that the short reflection period has not allowed for deeper consultation. The EESC recalls the essential watchdog role played by the civil society, which should be further supported. It reiterates its support for an EU mechanism to monitor rule of law and fundamental rights and proposes to establish an EU stakeholders Forum to debate solutions. The EESC also calls on the Commission to adopt a Strategy on communication, education and citizen awareness concerning these key issues.

advies EESC: Further strengthening the Rule of Law within the Union. State of play and possible next steps (Communication)

Goedgekeurd on 19/06/2019
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SC/51-EESC-2018-SC/051- Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction
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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

Just a few days ahead of last December's climate summit COP24 in Poland, the European Commission published its long-term strategy "A clean planet for all" presenting its vision for achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through a socially-fair transition in a cost-efficient manner. While the document does not contain any new policy proposals, it provides the direction of travel of EU climate and energy policy and frames what the EU considers as its long-term contribution to achieving the Paris Agreement temperature objectives in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals.

advies EESC: Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction (Communication)

Goedgekeurd on 19/06/2019
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ECO/479-EESC-2018
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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The aim of this proposal is to better explore how project-oriented policies and smart specialization strategies can be directed towards development of transnational networks involving local authorities, SME's and research institutions. These partnerships are essential for the realization of transantional projects, with the EU funding, eventually under the umbrella of the EU macro-regional strategies.

advies EESC: Economic convergence and competitiveness within macro-regions-transnational clusters (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Romanian Presidency)

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