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Goedgekeurd on 18/09/2020
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SOC/645-EESC-2020
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

In this opinion, the EESC notes that platforms have "a generally positive impact on the economy", contributing as much to job creation and innovation, flexibility and autonomy for workers, as to ensuring income for workers (often supplementary) and allowing vulnerable people to access employment. It also notes that there are risks that must not be underestimated: (i) for workers, the denial of basic rights, including the rights to organisation and collective bargaining; precariousness; low pay; the increasing intensity of work; the extreme fragmentation of work on a global scale; the non-affiliation of workers to social security schemes; and (ii) for society, the increased risk of competition based on undercutting social standards.

advies EESC: Fair work in the platform economy (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Goedgekeurd on 18/09/2020
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ECO/526-EESC-2020
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

advies EESC: Public sector loan facility and amendment to the Just Transition Fund

Goedgekeurd on 18/09/2020
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ECO/507-EESC-2020
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

The forthcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU (Germany), aims to conclude together with the other EU Member States the new Territorial Agenda of the European Union (TAEU) together with the revision of the urban development policy based on the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities and also to update the steps for further developing of the Urban Agenda for the EU. In this context, the Presidency has asked from EESC to provide an opinion on both territorial and urban matters and thus to incorporate the points of view of the diverse interests the EESC represents in the discussions. The Presidency plans to adopt the renewed Territorial and Urban Agenda at the informal ministerial meeting for urban and territorial development on 30 November and 1 December 2020 in Leipzig.

advies EESC: Revision of the Territorial Agenda of the EU, the Leipzig Charter and the Urban Agenda for the EU (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Goedgekeurd on 18/09/2020
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INT/911-EESC-2020
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

The EESC affirms that it is time for the European Commission to propose legislation on mandatory due diligence that acknowledges responsibility based on current standards and offers a clear and secure legal framework for European businesses. It must be ensured that victims of business-related Human Rights infringements have guaranteed access to fair proceedings, courts and authorities.

advies EESC: Mandatory due diligence

Goedgekeurd on 18/09/2020
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REX/528-EESC-2020
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

On 5 February 2020, the European Commission published its Communication Enhancing the accession process – A credible EU perspective for the Western Balkans, proposing a new methodology for candidate countries of the Western Balkans with the objective to render the accession process more coherent, respond to concerns of certain Member States expressed in October 2019 and enable the enlargement process to continue.

advies EESC: Contribution of civil society to the Green Agenda and sustainable development of the Western Balkans as part of the EU accession process (own-initiative opinion)

Goedgekeurd on 18/09/2020
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NAT/794-EESC-2020
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

advies EESC: Digitalisation and Sustainability – status quo and need for action in civil society perspective (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Goedgekeurd on 18/09/2020
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TEN/706-EESC-2020
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

advies EESC: Between a trans-European super grid and local energy islands – the right mix of decentralised solutions and centralised structures for an economically, socially and ecologically sustainable energy transition

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