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  • Adopted on 14/12/2016 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2016
    Referentie
    ECO/415-EESC-2016-01-01-05294-00-00-ac-tra
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    EESC opinion: Extending the 2013-2017 European statistical programme for the 2018-2020 period
  • Adopted on 14/12/2016 - Bureau decision date: 18/10/2016
    Referentie
    ECO/422-EESC-2016-05994-00-00-ac-tra
    (Romania
    EESC opinion: Council Directive amending Directive 2016/1164/EU on rules against tax avoidance practices (ATAD) regarding hybrid mismatches
  • Adopted on 14/12/2016 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2016
    Referentie
    ECO/417-EESC-2016-01-01-05349-00-02-ac-tra
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    EESC opinion: Mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020
    Mid term review of the MFF - towards a simpler and more flexible single rule book for the EU budget - Tobias Lambeck, European Commission
    EMFF 2014-2020 - Mid-term review-revision - Thilo Maurer, European Commission
    MFF review - presentation by rapporteur Mr Palmieri
  • Adopted on 14/12/2016 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2016
    Referentie
    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)
  • Adopted on 14/12/2016 - Bureau decision date: 12/07/2016
    Referentie
    ECO/413-EESC-2016-04486-00-00-ac-tra
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    (Austria

    The EESC welcomes and supports the Commission's initiative to anticipate the review of the Regulations on European venture capital funds (EuVECA) and European social entrepreneurship funds (EuSEF). The EESC believes that such a regulation can promote the establishment of a capital markets union. The EESC suggests that in order to expand participation in such investment funds, the hitherto very restrictive access criteria, as well as other restrictive conditions, to be significantly relaxed; the Committee proposes to increase the involvement of non-institutional investors and considers it equally important to create an environment in which the financing objectives of social investment funds can develop.

    EESC opinion: Regulation amending the European Venture Capital Fund (EuVECA) and European Social Entrepreneurship (EuSEF) Fund regulations
  • Adopted on 14/12/2016 - Bureau decision date: 21/01/2016
    Referentie
    ECO/404-EESC-2016-01-01-00828-00-00-ac-tra
    (Czech Republic

    The Committee considers transparency essential as it is important for all parties, for the companies themselves, and for improving their image and boosting the trust of workers, consumers and investors. While the EESC recognises that most companies operating in the EU are indeed transparent and that investors and shareholders are increasingly paying attention to qualitative corporate social responsibility (CSR) indicators, it is important to focus simultaneously on both the effectiveness and scope of the information being filed and on its quality and veracity. The EESC believes that any further initiative on disclosure of information should include a common set of indicators and at the same time should take into consideration the nature of the company and the sector in which it is operating.

    EESC opinion: An appropriate framework for the transparency of companies (own-initiative opinion)
  • Adopted on 14/12/2016 - Bureau decision date: 21/01/2016
    Referentie
    ECO/403-EESC-2016-01-01-00899-00-01-ac-tra
    Employers - GR I
    Spain

    The EESC encourages the Commission to pursue its efforts to develop policy proposals aimed at promoting the creation of innovative and high growth firms. These policy proposals should strengthen the single market, reinforce the clusters and ecosystems in which innovative start-ups are created, develop the equity component of the European capital markets, encourage an academic agenda focusing on jobs for the future and minimise the cost and red tape involved in starting a new entrepreneurial venture.

    EESC opinion: Promoting innovative and high growth firms (own-initiative opinion)
  • Adopted on 19/10/2016 - Bureau decision date: 21/01/2016
    Referentie
    ECO/399-EESC-2016-01-01-00760-00-00-ac-tra
    (Czech Republic
    EESC opinion: A performance-based EU budget and its focus on real results: The key to sound financial management (own-initiative opinion)
    Article EU Budget - Zahradnik
    Article Europost 4.11.2016 - EU Budget
  • Adopted on 21/09/2016 - Bureau decision date: 15/03/2016
    Referentie
    ECO/407-EESC-2016-01-01-02391-00-00-ac-tra
    (Romania
    Workers - GR II
    Romania

    Fighting against tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning, both at the EU and at a global level, is an important political priority for the European Union. The EESC welcomes and endorses the Commission proposal, which aims to make the taxation system more transparent as this measure will boost public confidence. The EESC suggests that the Commission should aim for a more ambitious package. It proposes the disclosure of a wider range of data, the gradual reduction of the turnover threshold of EUR 750 Million and that the disclosed data is made publicly available in one of the official languages of the EU in order to achieve the objective of giving the public genuine access to data for the whole single market.

    EESC opinion: Proposal on public tax transparency (country-by-country reporting)
  • Adopted on 13/07/2016 - Bureau decision date: 15/03/2016
    Referentie
    ECO/406-EESC-2016-02343-00-01-ac-tra
    (Belgium
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy

    The EESC welcomes the "Action Plan on VAT", and calls for a  definitive VAT system that is clear, consistent, robust and comprehensive, as well as proportionate and future-proof. The Committee  welcomes the strong focus on closing the VAT gap and tackling the susceptibility of VAT to fraud. There should be results delivered without delay, including by improving cooperation between tax administrations. “Bona fide” enterprises should be protected and no new excessive measures should be imposed on them. The future system of reduced rates must combine flexibility and legal certainty, be transparent, and for the sake of simplicity the number of reduced rates and exemptions must be limited.

    EESC opinion: Action Plan on VAT
    VAT Action Plan - Measures to modernise VAT in the EU - Bertrand LAPALUS - DG TAXUD