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W toku (updated on 26/10/2021)
Sygnatura: 
INT/944-EESC-2021-02922-00-00-AC-TRA
Sesja plenarna: 
564 -
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

Micro enterprises and SMEs (MSME) in all fields need good conditions to survive the health and economic crisis and unlock their potential so that they can grow and create jobs. This opinion examines alternatives to address the administrative ("paper tax") burden on MSMEs, particularly in view of current transparency and disclosure measures to achieve the EU's social and environmental objectives.

Opinia EKES-u: Reconciling ambitious sustainable and social objectives with an enabling environment for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

W toku (updated on 26/10/2021)
Sygnatura: 
INT/957-EESC-2021
Sesja plenarna: 
564 -
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.

Opinia EKES-u: Product Safety Directive / Revision

W toku (updated on 26/10/2021)
Sygnatura: 
INT/954-EESC-2021
Sesja plenarna: 
564 -
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.

Opinia EKES-u: Foreign subsidies distorting the internal market

W toku (updated on 25/10/2021)
Sygnatura: 
ECO/556-EESC-2021
Sesja plenarna: 
564 -
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EESC strongly believes in the importance of the next Semester cycle as a key instrument for implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

However, it is still concerned about the lack of clarity in most Member States as regards their National Recovery and Resilience Plan governance systems and the distribution of responsibilities for their implementation.

The EESC would also draw attention to the need to measure progress in implementation, for which good monitoring indicators are needed; in this connection it welcomes the "Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard" initiative.

Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for a strong industrial policy to avoid dependence on other economic zones for many products and services.

Opinia EKES-u: Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 (additional opinion)

W toku (updated on 25/10/2021)
Sygnatura: 
NAT/830-EESC-2021-EESC-2021-02629-00-00
Sesja plenarna: 
564 -
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.

W toku (updated on 25/10/2021)
Sygnatura: 
INT/945-EESC-03554-00-00-AC-TRA

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) face challenges in the area of digitalisation and access to artificial intelligence, but this segment can take great advantage of the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence.

The main objective of the opinion is to propose concrete measures which can be easily implemented in order to avoid MSMEs being “left behind” from the transition to artificial intelligence. The main issues to be addressed are: the use of new technologies to offer innovative products and services and strengthen Europe’s capacity to invest in disruptive innovations; create closer links in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) between universities and public administration, on the one hand, and businesses, in particular SMEs and micro-enterprises, on the other; support the MSMEs in recruiting and ensuring skills development for their employees to cope with the technological changes brought about by AI; facilitate the access to EU funding.

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