Opinions

  • W toku (updated on 17/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 30/11/2023
    Sygnatura
    REX/581-EESC-2024
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Employers - GR I
    Croatia
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) was asked by the Commission to produce an opinion on the new plan. It aims to look at the plan from the civil society perspective and explore means of concrete inclusion of social partners and civil society organisations in its implementation.

    New growth plan and Reform and Growth Facility for the Western Balkans
  • W toku (updated on 17/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 11/07/2023
    Sygnatura
    ECO/629-EESC-04143
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    587
    -
  • W toku (updated on 17/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/09/2023
    Sygnatura
    REX/580-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The EU-UK Follow-up Committee (Committee) was set up in March 2021 for the purpose of maintaining and strengthening relations between EU and UK civil society organisations, as well as for pursuing any activities contributing to enhancing the relationship between the EU and the UK.

  • W toku (updated on 17/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 14/12/2023
    Sygnatura
    TEN/830-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
    -
  • W toku (updated on 16/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Sygnatura
    SOC/790-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    590
    -
  • W toku (updated on 15/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Sygnatura
    INT/1039-EESC-04844-00-00-AC-TRA
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    The purpose of the opinion is to contribute to the further development of the foresight in the EU policy-making. The opinion will comment on the Commission's 2023 Annual foresight Report, which focused on the sustainability and people's wellbeing at the heart of Europe's Open Strategic Autonomy.

    EESC opinion on Strategic Foresight 2023
  • W toku (updated on 15/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Sygnatura
    INT/1049-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    587
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    The proposal for a Directive to amend the Package Travel Directive aims to make the protection of travellers more effective, including in crisis situations.

  • W toku (updated on 12/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Sygnatura
    NAT/924-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    589
    -
  • W toku (updated on 12/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Sygnatura
    SOC/791-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    European Works Councils (EWCs) are information and consultation bodies which ensure that employees are involved in decisions related to transnational issues. They concern companies with over 1,000 employees operating in at least two EU or European Economic Area countries. The current Directive 2009/38/EC sets out the procedures for establishing EWCs and informing and consulting them on transnational matters. The proposed revision aims to strengthen the role of EWCs by facilitating their creation, promoting more meaningful information and consultation, and ensuring they have the necessary capacity to carry out their work. It also seeks to improve the gender balance of EWCs.

  • W toku (updated on 12/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Sygnatura
    INT/1067-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    France
    Plenary session number
    590
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    An efficient intellectual property rights system is a staple of any solid industrial strategy. However, counterfeiting not only leads to losses of revenue for IP rightsholders, but also poses significant risks to consumer safety, public health and the environment. The initiative taken by the Commission with its Recommendation on measures to combat counterfeiting and enhance the enforcement of intellectual property rights will aim to protect the integrity of the single market. The cross-border nature of the trade in counterfeit goods and their online dissemination means that Member States alone cannot do this. EU intervention is therefore the best course of action.