Opinions

  • In voorbereiding (updated on 12/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Referentie
    INT/1039-EESC-04844-00-00-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    587
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    The purpose of the opinion is to contribute to the further development of the foresight in the EU policy-making. The opinion will comment on the Commission's 2023 Annual foresight Report, which focused on the sustainability and people's wellbeing at the heart of Europe's Open Strategic Autonomy.

    EESC opinion on Strategic Foresight 2023
  • In voorbereiding (updated on 12/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referentie
    NAT/924-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    589
    -
  • In voorbereiding (updated on 12/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referentie
    SOC/791-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    European Works Councils (EWCs) are information and consultation bodies which ensure that employees are involved in decisions related to transnational issues. They concern companies with over 1,000 employees operating in at least two EU or European Economic Area countries. The current Directive 2009/38/EC sets out the procedures for establishing EWCs and informing and consulting them on transnational matters. The proposed revision aims to strengthen the role of EWCs by facilitating their creation, promoting more meaningful information and consultation, and ensuring they have the necessary capacity to carry out their work. It also seeks to improve the gender balance of EWCs.

  • In voorbereiding (updated on 12/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Referentie
    INT/1049-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The proposal for a Directive to amend the Package Travel Directive aims to make the protection of travellers more effective, including in crisis situations.

  • In voorbereiding (updated on 12/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Referentie
    INT/1067-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    An efficient intellectual property rights system is a staple of any solid industrial strategy. However, counterfeiting not only leads to losses of revenue for IP rightsholders, but also poses significant risks to consumer safety, public health and the environment. The initiative taken by the Commission with its Recommendation on measures to combat counterfeiting and enhance the enforcement of intellectual property rights will aim to protect the integrity of the single market. The cross-border nature of the trade in counterfeit goods and their online dissemination means that Member States alone cannot do this. EU intervention is therefore the best course of action.

  • In voorbereiding (updated on 12/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Referentie
    REX/590-EESC-REX/590 Screening of foreign investments in the Union
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    589
    -
  • In voorbereiding (updated on 11/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2024
    Referentie
    SOC/800-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Poland
    Plenary session number
    590
    -
  • In voorbereiding (updated on 11/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Referentie
    SOC/761-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    589
    -
  • In voorbereiding (updated on 11/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Referentie
    ECO/646-EESC-2024-00987
    Employers - GR I
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    According to Article 175 of the TFEU the Commission shall submit a report to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, every three years, on the progress towards achieving economic, social and territorial cohesion.

    The 9th report which covers the first period (2021-2023) of the programming period 2021-2027 will include a record of progress made towards achieving economic, social and territorial cohesion, including the socio-economic situation of regions as well as the integration of EU priorities. It will also include, where appropriate, an indication of future EU measures and policies necessary to strengthen cohesion, as well as to deliver EU priorities.

  • In voorbereiding (updated on 11/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2024
    Referentie
    TEN/837-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Netherlands
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    591
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