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Goedgekeurd on 19/06/2019
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ECO/486-EESC-2019-00069-00-00
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Jun 19, 2019 Jun 20, 2019

The EESC welcomes the Investment Plan for Europe for its contribution to the promotion of investment in the EU. The Committee calls for clearly set investment targets, regulatory simplification and further guidance in order to achieve greater geographical and sectoral balance. The EESC advocates for strengthened financial capacity for the InvestEU programme within the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and calls for more efforts to raise awareness among European businesses and citizens about the benefits obtained from the Investment Plan for Europe.

advies EESC: Investment Plan for Europe: stock-taking and next steps

Goedgekeurd on 15/05/2019
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INT/877-EESC-2018-05386-00-00-AC-TRA
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May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

The EESC welcomes the coordinated plan and calls for urgency in its implementation. To succeed in global competition, the EU must be at the forefront in innovation and investment, following the principle of "human in command" and trustworthiness of AI.

advies EESC: Coordinated Plan on the development of Artificial Intelligence in Europe

Goedgekeurd on 15/05/2019
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CCMI/165-EESC-2018
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May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

According to Eurostat forecasts (2015), over the coming decades, Europe’s population will grow slowly from 507 million people in 2013 to 526 million in 2035. This will be accompanied by substantial ageing: the section of the population aged 65+ should increase from 18% to 28%. And by 2060 the 65+ age group will number 149 million.

advies EESC: Economic, technological and social changes in advanced services for the elderly (own-initiative opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 15/05/2019
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INT/875-EESC-2018
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May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

The exploratory opinion will aim to show how to boost social economy enterprises. It will seek to identify the best ways to strengthen their role in addressing tomorrow's challenges, in particular in the social field.

advies EESC: Social economy enterprises' contribution to a more cohesive and democratic Europe (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Romanian Presidency)

Goedgekeurd on 15/05/2019
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CCMI/166-EESC-2018
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May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

The revision of the energy performance in buildings directive will have a significant impact on economic activities in the construction sector by increasing the average rate of annual renovation and through the implementation of long term renovation strategies in Members States. This will have a positive impact on employment and open the opportunity to acquire new and additional skills and qualifications in order to ensure sustainable quality employment and competitiveness of the construction sector.

advies EESC: Working with asbestos in energy renovation (own-initiative opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 15/05/2019
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INT/876-EESC-2018-05252-00-00-AC-TRA
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May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

With this opinion the EESC welcomes the Commission's strong message on reinforcing the Single Market and the need for commitment from all Member States and citizens. The EESC calls for a Single Market that must be perceived as an opportunity to reassert European values, fundamental rights and duties to achieve progress and welfare for all Member States and citizens. Values like liberty, economic growth, democracy, peace, science and innovation, political stability, consumers and social rights must be present in citizens' mindset as a result of a process that started 60 years ago.

advies EESC: Single Market Communication

Goedgekeurd on 15/05/2019
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NAT/758-EESC-2018-06204
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May 15, 2019 May 16, 2019

In October 2018, the European Commission launched the updated European Bio-economy Strategy.  The purpose of this update to the 2012 Bio-economy Strategy was to address the challenges of living in a world of limited resources.

advies EESC: Communication updating the 2012 Bio-economy Strategy

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