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In voorbereiding (updated on 02/02/2023)
Referentie: 
CCMI/204-EESC

The European Green Deal sets a high ambition for a toxic-free environment leading to zero pollution. The Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) adopted on 14 October 2020 outlines the Commission’s strategy for the sustainable and safe use of chemicals.

In voorbereiding (updated on 02/02/2023)
Referentie: 
REX/572-EESC
Zitting: 
583 -
Dec 13, 2023 Dec 14, 2023

Practical information

  1. Composition of the Study Group
  2. Administrator / Assistant in charge: Sveto TRAJKOVSKI / Elisabete DIAS

Background

The main objective of this opinion is to deliver, eight years after its official launch, an EESC assessment of the state of play of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a soft-power tool through which China has assumed a new strategic geopolitical position on the world chessboard. In this context, the EESC needs to investigate what impact the BRI can have on the EU's policies such as twin transition, open strategic autonomy, access to critical technologies and critical raw materials, security and defence, TEN-T network, foreign direct investments, EU screening, etc.

In voorbereiding (updated on 02/02/2023)
Referentie: 
INT/1005-EESC-2022-EESC-2022-05312-00-00-AC-TRA
Zitting: 
576 -
Feb 22, 2023 Feb 23, 2023

The objective of this initiative is to foster pan-European market initiatives based on instant payments, which would ensure that anyone holding a payment account in the EU could be able to receive and send an instant credit transfer from and to any other payment account in the EU, as a first step in euro and eventually in any EU currency. There should be attractive payment solutions allowing initiation and acceptance of instant payments domestically and crossborder (and in the longer-term also globally), in various circumstances, including at physical point of sale, online and between individuals.

afdelingsadvies EESC: Instant payments regulation

In voorbereiding (updated on 02/02/2023)
Referentie: 
INT/1009-EESC-2022-2022-05400-00-00-AC-TRA
Zitting: 
576 -
Feb 22, 2023 Feb 23, 2023

This initiative aims to develop responsible, fair and trusted growth in short-term rentals, as part of a well-balanced tourist ecosystem. 

afdelingsadvies EESC: Short-term rental initiative

In voorbereiding (updated on 01/02/2023)
Referentie: 
INT/1023-EESC
Zitting: 
581 -
Sep 20, 2023 Sep 21, 2023

Corruption and the lack of rule of law undermine the mutual trust that is underpinning the internal market. This opinion should contribute to bringing attention to how challenges to the rule of law affect the internal market and in particular public procurement.

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