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  • Adopted on 17/10/2017
    Reference
    ECO/372-EESC-2014-01-01-06006-00-01-ri-tra
    Employers - GR I
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    509
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  • Adopted on 26/04/2017 - Bureau decision date: 22/09/2016
    Reference
    CCMI/147-EESC-2016-01-01
    (Spain
    (France

    Banking and insurance are evolving. Insurance companies and banks are at the forefront of the development of the digital economy. The very nature of their activities lends itself to the intensive use of the new technologies. In a highly competitive framework marked by a keener pursuit of competitiveness, insurance companies and banks have become part of an ongoing drive for innovation.

    EESC opinion: Digitalisation and innovative business models in the European financial sector, impact on employment and customers (own-initiative opinion)
  • Adopted on 26/04/2017 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2016
    Reference
    ECO/427-EESC-2017-01-01-00342-00-01-ac-tra
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    (Romania

    The EESC supports the Commission's proposal to expand the scope of controls and the competency of the authorities in order to conduct checks and confiscate goods, whenever there is a reasonable indication of illicit activities. The EESC recommends to improve cooperation, both between the competent authorities and between Member States and suggests that penalties should be harmonised across Member States and communicated to the Commission in a coherent way. The Committee also proposes that, in addition to gold, other "highly liquid commodities" should be included in the definition of cash from the moment the new regulation is adopted and it draws attention to the threat of further use of pre-paid cards by criminals and terrorists to covertly finance their activities.

    EESC opinion: Terrorism Financing – Controls of cash movements
  • Adopted on 30/03/2017 - Bureau decision date: 18/10/2016
    Reference
    ECO/424-EESC-2016-06799-00-00-ac-tra
    (Belgium

    The EESC very much welcomes the Commission’s package of proposals and hopes that it will contribute effectively to complementing the work done after the crisis to reform the financial sector. The Committee welcomes the underlying holistic and integrated approach and believes that the proposed measures will undoubtedly help strengthen Europe’s prudential and resolution framework for banks. The Committee also these proposals will enable progress to be made not only in further advancing the Banking Union, but also in implementing its third pillar, the European Deposit Insurance Scheme and that certain specific adjustments in the proposals should facilitate the pursuit of a Capital Markets Union.

    Agence Europe - 31.3.2017
  • Adopted on 29/03/2017 - Bureau decision date: 07/10/2015
    Reference
    ECO/389-EESC-2016-01-01-06466-00-00-ac-tra
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    EESC opinion: Recovery and resolution of central counterparties
  • Adopted on 29/03/2017 - Bureau decision date: 18/10/2016
    Reference
    ECO/425-EESC-2016-01-01-06465-00-01-ac-tra
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
  • Adopted on 22/02/2017 - Bureau decision date: 24/01/2017
    Reference
    ECO/429-EESC-2017-00002-00-00-ac-tra
    EESC opinion: Ranking of unsecured debt instruments in insolvency hierarchy
  • Adopted on 22/02/2017 - Bureau decision date: 18/10/2016
    Reference
    ECO/423-EESC-2016-01-01-05954-00-01-ac-tra
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    (Czech Republic

    The EESC appreciates the European Commission's effort to apply an economic policy that focuses on supporting the strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth of the euro area as well as a balanced mix of monetary, fiscal and structural instruments in order to achieve this, including a positive fiscal stance.

    EESC opinion: Recommendation for a Council Recommendation on the economic policy of the euro area
  • Adopted on 14/12/2016 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2016
    Reference
    INT/811-EESC-2016-01-01-6321
    (Belgium

    Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 requires the production of key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products. It will be directly applicable as of 31 December 2016.  In view of the exceptional circumstances that have delayed the adoption of the delegated regulation, due to the rejection of the European Parliament, the Commission proposes postponing the application of regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 by 12 months in order to reduce legal uncertainty and allow the PRIIP manufacturers more time to prepare for the application of the new rules.

    EESC opinion: Key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products
  • Adopted on 14/12/2016 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2016
    Reference
    ECO/416-EESC-2016-01-01-05518-00-02-ac-tra
    (Italy

    The EESC strongly endorses the Commission's initiative to extend the duration and increase the financing of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) and welcomes the positive results of the first year and considers the SME "investment window" a success. The Committee recommend that EFSI 2.0 should aim for ever greater involvement of private capital; stresses the importance of keeping a market-driven emphasis, reinforcing the additionality of the EFSI and calls for a more balanced geographically coverage across the EU. The EESC also recommends bolstering the European Investment Advisory Hub (EIAH) and the reinforcement of the social dimension of EFSI deployment. It is also in favour of using the EFSI to nurture the development of a shared industrial and dual technology base in the European defence sector. Finally, in the view of the Committee it is important to raise the visibility of EFSI funding.

    EESC opinion: Extension of the duration of EFSI (EFSI 2.0)