The list of new work appointments for October 2018 and the most recent list of ongoing EESC work are available for download in the attachments below.
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One year after the provisional entry into force of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), most small and medium-sized enterprises are doing well out of it. At a round table at the EESC on 4 October 2018, on the opportunities CETA gives small and medium-sized enterprises – "Opportunities arising from CETA for SMEs" – participants identified a number of initiatives companies could still take advantage of to ensure that all SMEs can benefit from the CETA. Although the agreement has been successful overall, there are some concerns about its implementation in certain sectors – such as dairy – and its ratification.
To remain socially successful we need economic success. To keep the European social model sustainable, we have to improve its efficiency and increase Europe's productivity. These were the takeaways of the discussion The European social model – can we still afford it in the globalized world, which took place in Sopot, Poland on 27 September 2018.
The list of new work appointments for September 2018 and the most recent list of ongoing EESC work are available for download in the attachments below.
The European economy loses over 2% of productivity per year due to a mismatch of skills, according to a recent study commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee. This means a loss of 80 eurocents for each hour of work. The situation will get even worse in the future due to demographic trends and ongoing technological developments, if no reforms are undertaken.
The list of new work appointments for July 2018 and the most recent list of ongoing EESC work are available for download in the attachments below.
Transatlantic relations remain strong and important even though they have recently had a very bad press. Business, both in the EU and the US, has a role to play in overcoming current difficulties. Together, we can effectively promote a positive transatlantic agenda and help to fight stereotypes and misinformation. These are just some of the conclusions of the debate with Susan Danger, CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU. The debate took place during the Employers' Group meeting on 11 July 2018.
Gaining hands-on experience of one of the biggest heavy-duty truck manufacturers in the world – the Members of the Transport Category visited Volvo Trucks in Ghent on 27 June.
Less bureaucracy, better regulation, standing strong against protectionism and completing Economic and Monetary Union – these are some of the actions needed to shape the future of Europe. While citizens often forget about the benefits the EU brings, the European Union, with all its flaws and cracks, nevertheless remains our greatest asset. These are the main conclusions of the conference The Future of the European Union – Employers' perspectives, which took place on 21 June in Madrid, Spain.
Macro-regional cooperation is part of the process of strengthening democracy in the EU, and of strengthening bottom-up initiatives. Such cooperation is a positive catalyst, defending and complementing the EU's fundamental values. This is one of the conclusions from the conference on the "Role and significance of the Black Sea region and its connection with the Danube Strategy". The conference took place on 14 and 15 June in Albena, Bulgaria.