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Em curso (updated on 27/01/2023)
Referência: 
REX/572-EESC
Reunião plenária: 
579 -
Jun 14, 2023 Jun 15, 2023

Practical information

  1. Composition of the Study Group
  2. Administrator / Assistant in charge: Sveto TRAJKOVSKI / Elisabete DIAS

Background

The main objective of this opinion is to deliver, eight years after its official launch, an EESC assessment of the state of play of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a soft-power tool through which China has assumed a new strategic geopolitical position on the world chessboard. In this context, the EESC needs to investigate what impact the BRI can have on the EU's policies such as twin transition, open strategic autonomy, access to critical technologies and critical raw materials, security and defence, TEN-T network, foreign direct investments, EU screening, etc.

Em curso (updated on 27/01/2023)
Referência: 
NAT/876-EESC
Reunião plenária: 
578 -
Apr 26, 2023 Apr 27, 2023

The classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals regulation is the core piece of Union legislation for the hazard assessment of chemicals, stemming from the United Nations’ global standard (GHS), and sets out the hazard classification of chemicals and how to communicate those hazards to consumers and workers.

Em curso (updated on 27/01/2023)
Referência: 
CCMI/213-EESC

The European Union has close to 182 million hectares of forests covering 43% of its land area and these forest areas are one of Europe's most important renewable resources. EU forests are exceptionally diverse, with a large variety of forest types, characteristics and ownership structures. They provide multiple benefits for society and the economy whilst being a major source of biodiversity.

Em curso (updated on 27/01/2023)
Referência: 
CCMI/214-EESC

Geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe with the unprovoked war in Ukraine, and various conflict cases that poses severe risks to peace and derails European direction towards economic and political integration, are calling for more efficient coordination and common long-term action in European Union in the field of defence cooperation.

Em curso (updated on 27/01/2023)
Referência: 
REX/537-EESC-2021
Reunião plenária: 
575 -
Jan 24, 2023 Jan 25, 2023

The Covid-19 pandemic is strongly affecting the Euro-Mediterranean region, creating new challenges and exacerbating pre-existing ones. The pandemic has highlighted fundamental weaknesses in institutions, economies and health systems. Civil society plays a key role in the reconstruction and resilience of the whole region.

Parecer do CESE: COVID-19: The role of civil society in the reconstruction and resilience of the Euro-Mediterranean region

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