Opinions

  • Goedgekeurd on 24/04/2024 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Referentie
    SOC/754-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    587
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    The report evaluates the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) during the 2014-2020 programming period. It focuses on the ESF's goals of enhancing employment, promoting and developing education and training, and supporting vulnerable groups with a view to fostering social inclusion and equal opportunities. The report looks at ESF implementation from the perspective of the social partners and civil society, in accordance with the European Commission’s Better Regulation guidelines. The evaluation criteria include effectiveness, relevance and the value of civil society involvement. In-depth interviews were organised with local stakeholders and an online questionnaire was sent out in five EU Member States (Czechia, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain).

    Evaluation of European Social Fund 2014-2020
  • Goedgekeurd on 20/03/2024 - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Referentie
    ECO/647-EESC-2024-01013
    Plenary session number
    586
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    EESC opinion: MFF: Changes to the amounts for certain programmes and funds
  • Goedgekeurd on 20/03/2024 - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Referentie
    NAT/934-EESC-2024
    Plenary session number
    586
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    EESC opinion: Equivalence of seeds from Moldova and from Ukraine
  • Goedgekeurd on 20/03/2024 - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Referentie
    INT/1061-EESC-2024
    Plenary session number
    586
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    EESC opinion: EuroHPC initiative for start-ups to boost European leadership in trustworthy Artificial Intelligence
  • Goedgekeurd on 20/03/2024 - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Referentie
    INT/1060-EESC-2024-00746-00-00-AC-TRA
    Plenary session number
    586
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    EESC opinion: Eudamed and in-vitro diagnostic medical devices
    EESC opinion on Eudamed and in-vitro diagnostic medical devices
    Avis CESE sur EUDAMED et dispositifs médicaux
  • Goedgekeurd on 20/03/2024 - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referentie
    NAT/922-EESC-2024
    Plenary session number
    586
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    EESC opinion: Regulation on the welfare of dogs and cats and their traceability
  • Goedgekeurd on 20/03/2024 - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Referentie
    TEN/827-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    586
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    EESC opinion: Wind Power Package
  • Goedgekeurd on 20/03/2024 - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Referentie
    TEN/825-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    586
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    EESC opinion: Review of the passengers' rights framework
  • Goedgekeurd on 20/03/2024 - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
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    CCMI/221-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Croatia
    (Germany
    Plenary session number
    586
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    On 24 October 2023 the European Commission adopted a set of actions to better prevent and mitigate critical medicine shortages in the EU. Recent critical shortages, including of certain antibiotics last winter, show that continued coordinated action is needed to address supply challenges and to make Europe's medicine supply chains more resilient in the long run. The main objective of the Communication is to prevent and mitigate critical shortages at EU level, focusing in particular on the most critical medicines, for which security of supply in the EU must be ensured at all times.

    EESC opinion: Communication on availability of medicines
  • Goedgekeurd on 20/03/2024 - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Referentie
    ECO/630-EESC-2023-04451
    Plenary session number
    586
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    At the request of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the EESC is drawing up this opinion to suggest recommendations on how to tackle inequalities, foster upwards social convergence and strengthen social security systems and ensure its long-term affordability, in an EU economic governance framework/European Semester defined around debt sustainability, productive investments and reforms. This opinion is also focusing on the implications of such a framework for the European Semester, and the further strengthening of the social pillar herein. Finally, the opinion also looks at ways of continuing to further develop fiscal instruments that have a stabilising role at the European level, based e.g. on the experience of SURE.

    EESC opinion: Boosting long-term inclusive growth through reforms and investment