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In voorbereiding (updated on 23/10/2021)
Referentie: 
CCMI/180-EESC-2021-02384
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EU is the world's biggest producer of glass with a market share of around one third of total world production. The industry is known for the quality of its products, its capacity for technological innovation and its skilled labour force. The glass industries comprise five sectors covering different glass products, applications and markets: containers, flat glass, glass fibre, special glasses and domestic glass.

advies EESC: Glass in Europe at a crossroads: delivering a greener, energy-efficient industry, while enhancing competitiveness and maintaining quality jobs (own-initiative opinion)

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Agenda - Hearing on Glass in Europe - CCMI/180

In voorbereiding (updated on 23/10/2021)
Referentie: 
CCMI/181-EESC-2021
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The future of the European automotive industry will be green and digital and green means carbon neutral and circular as clearly stated in the European Green Deal Communication. The Green Deal is the political compass of the European Union Industrial policy for the coming decades even though the number of challenges ahead is huge.

advies EESC: The EU mobility strategy and EU industrial value chains: automotive eco-systems approach (own-initiative opinion)

In voorbereiding (updated on 23/10/2021)
Referentie: 
INT/957-EESC-2021
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

In its opinion, the EESC welcomes the proposal for a Regulation on general product safety (GPSR) as it updates and has the potential to improve the current Directive 2001/95/EC on general product safety (GPSD), especially with regard to the challenges and new developments in markets and technology.

advies EESC: Product Safety Directive / Revision

In voorbereiding (updated on 23/10/2021)
Referentie: 
ECO/556-EESC-2021
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EESC strongly believes in the importance of the next Semester cycle as a key instrument for implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

However, it is still concerned about the lack of clarity in most Member States as regards their National Recovery and Resilience Plan governance systems and the distribution of responsibilities for their implementation.

The EESC would also draw attention to the need to measure progress in implementation, for which good monitoring indicators are needed; in this connection it welcomes the "Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard" initiative.

Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for a strong industrial policy to avoid dependence on other economic zones for many products and services.

advies EESC: Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 (additional opinion)

In voorbereiding (updated on 22/10/2021)
Referentie: 
INT/954-EESC-2021
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EESC endorses the Commission proposal and agrees that action must be taken to bolster the instruments safeguarding the EU market and its businesses. This will entail plugging a gap in the legislative framework as regards competition, trade and public procurement with a view to guaranteeing fair competition which is not distorted by foreign subsidies. Some aspects of the intrinsically complex and far-reaching legislative mechanism need to be further refined.

advies EESC: Foreign subsidies distorting the internal market

In voorbereiding (updated on 22/10/2021)
Referentie: 
INT/944-EESC-2021-02922-00-00-AC-TRA
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

Micro enterprises and SMEs (MSME) in all fields need good conditions to survive the health and economic crisis and unlock their potential so that they can grow and create jobs. This opinion examines alternatives to address the administrative ("paper tax") burden on MSMEs, particularly in view of current transparency and disclosure measures to achieve the EU's social and environmental objectives.

advies EESC: Reconciling ambitious sustainable and social objectives with an enabling environment for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

In voorbereiding (updated on 22/10/2021)
Referentie: 
INT/963-EESC-2021-04727-00-00-AC-TRA
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

In its opinion, the EESC supports the European Commission's proposal, given its major socio-economic importance for the region. The maintaining of the suspension of customs duties on imports of industrial products, as well as the extension of the product categories it covers, is considered to be beneficial for the Canary Islands' economy, which has suffered particular economic damage in comparison with other EU regions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in relation to domestic GDP volume.

advies EESC: Proposal for a Council Regulation temporarily suspending autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on imports of certain industrial products into the Canary Islands.

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