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Goedgekeurd on 20/10/2021
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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

Goedgekeurd on 20/10/2021
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NAT/830-EESC-2021-EESC-2021-02629-00-00
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The European Green Deal announced that to protect Europe’s citizens and ecosystems, the EU needs to move towards a zero pollution ambition, and better prevent and remedy pollution from air, water, soil, and consumer products.

advies EESC: Zero Pollution Action Plan for air, water and soil

Goedgekeurd on 20/10/2021
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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

Goedgekeurd on 20/10/2021
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SOC/697-EESC-2021
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

This opinion deals with the new Strategy for the future of Schengen issued by the European Commission last June. The Strategy is part of a broader effort to update and strengthen Schengen, which also includes a proposal to amend the regulation on the Schengen evaluation and monitoring mechanism. In this opinion, the EESC welcomes the Commission's Strategy towards a fully functioning and resilient Schengen area and reaffirms its full support for the principles underlying Schengen cooperation. Nevertheless the opinion also advances some concerns, such as: reports of fundamental rights violations at the EU's external borders; the semi-permanent reintroduction of border controls at parts of Member States internal borders and the negative economic and social impact this has had on businesses, and in particular frontier workers, border communities and Euroregions.

advies EESC: Communication on a Strategy for the future of Schengen and Amendment of the Regulation establishing the Schengen Evaluation Mechanism

Goedgekeurd on 22/09/2021
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NAT/817-EESC-2021
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Sep 22, 2021 Sep 23, 2021

L'initiative de la Commission vise à transformer l'Economie Bleue selon les axes de décarbonisation, de pollution zéro, de circularité et de biodiversité du Pacte vert européen.

advies EESC: New approach for a sustainable blue economy in the EU

Goedgekeurd on 22/09/2021
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INT/938-EESC-2021
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Sep 22, 2021 Sep 23, 2021

The objective of this proposal is to improve sustainability reporting at the least possible cost, in order to better harness the potential of the European single market to contribute to the transition towards a fully sustainable and inclusive economic and financial system in accordance with the European Green Deal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

advies EESC: Review of the non-financial-reporting directive

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