Opinions

  • W toku (updated on 17/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Sygnatura
    SOC/808-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Hungary
    Workers - GR II
    Hungary
    Plenary session number
    591
    -
  • W toku (updated on 17/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Sygnatura
    SOC/793-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Workers - GR II
    Hungary
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • W toku (updated on 17/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Sygnatura
    CCMI/228-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Cyprus
    (Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    591
    -
  • W toku (updated on 17/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Sygnatura
    NAT/927-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    591
    -
  • W toku (updated on 17/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Sygnatura
    SOC/787-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • W toku (updated on 17/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Sygnatura
    NAT/929-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Lithuania
    Plenary session number
    589
    -
  • W toku (updated on 17/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Sygnatura
    SOC/791-EESC
    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 17/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Sygnatura
    ECO/639-EESC-2024-00535
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    The European Council of December 2023 discussed the EU enlargement policy, including the stabilisation and association process and next steps in this respect. The enlargement policy will be one of the top priorities for the next coming years. One of the most important aspects of the enlargement process will be the cohesion policy and the structural funds.

    The need for a structural policy to be applied following enlargement is justified both by the external necessity of reducing the gap between the applicant countries and the EU average and by the internal necessity of combating increasing disparities amongst and within accession countries.

  • W toku (updated on 17/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Sygnatura
    ECO/646-EESC-2024-00987
    Employers - GR I
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    According to Article 175 of the TFEU the Commission shall submit a report to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, every three years, on the progress towards achieving economic, social and territorial cohesion.

    The 9th report which covers the first period (2021-2023) of the programming period 2021-2027 will include a record of progress made towards achieving economic, social and territorial cohesion, including the socio-economic situation of regions as well as the integration of EU priorities. It will also include, where appropriate, an indication of future EU measures and policies necessary to strengthen cohesion, as well as to deliver EU priorities.

  • W toku (updated on 17/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Sygnatura
    NAT/930-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Germany
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Slovenia