Opinions

  • Em curso (updated on 30/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referência
    NAT/931-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Finland
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • Em curso (updated on 30/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referência
    ECO/643-EESC-2024-00571
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    591
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    The need for open and transparent budgetary processes has never been more critical. The multiannual financial framework (MFF) emerges as a crucial tool for aligning financial resources with the Union's long-term priorities. The EESC has highlighted significant gaps in the current MFF, including its limited scope in addressing contemporary challenges such as Europe's aging population and strained budgets due to inflation.

    The EESC therefore explores a paradigm shift towards Open budgets in the EU –a framework that encompasses not only participatory budgeting but a broader spectrum of fiscal transparency and citizen engagement across all stages of the budget cycle. This approach is aimed at enhancing the responsiveness and effectiveness of EU budget allocations, thereby fostering a more resilient, inclusive, and democratic European economy.

  • Em curso (updated on 30/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referência
    SOC/792-EESC-2024
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    The Communication on “No place for hate: a Europe united against hatred” is a response to growing hatred against ethnic minorities. A number of policies, including in the area of security, digital, education, culture and sport, will see reinforced action. The EESC calls for a more comprehensive partnership with CSOs, awareness-raising campaigns, and for politicians to avoid language promoting hated. It calls on better prosecution of hate crimes, reporting mechanism, and training for law enforcement agencies to handle such cases properly, with due respect for the victims. It calls for increased action both off- and online, and that online platforms prevent their algorithms from amplifying hate. 

  • Em curso (updated on 30/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referência
    NAT/928-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    591
    -
  • Em curso (updated on 30/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Referência
    TEN/839-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    590
    -
  • Em curso (updated on 30/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referência
    SOC/787-EESC-2024
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    589
    -
    EESC section opinion: Anti-smuggling package
  • Em curso (updated on 29/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referência
    REX/585-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    This subject of this own-initiative opinion is multidimensional, requiring from the opinion to address a wide spectrum of subtopics, while having a clear and logical thread.

     

  • Em curso (updated on 29/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referência
    CCMI/224-EESC-2024
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    (Ireland
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    The European Commission has requested from the EESC an exploratory opinion on industrial and technological approaches and best practices supporting a water resilient society. Building on EESC's previous work on the EU Blue Deal, this exploratory opinion aims to make concrete recommendations on how to boost the development and uptake of new water technologies and best practices in the EU and support notably industries in the transformation towards a water-resilient society, taking into account sectoral constraints.

  • Em curso (updated on 29/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Referência
    CCMI/236-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Hungary
    (Belgium
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    The well-functioning Single Market is a main asset of the EU. It is clearly the quality of the overall legislative framework that matters for businesses when making investment decisions, being a key competitiveness factor.

  • Em curso (updated on 28/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referência
    SOC/793-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Workers - GR II
    Hungary
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    In this opinion, the EESC

    • highlights the need for proper information, education and communication on vaccination and underlines the role of the school healthcare system and parents in this endeavour.

    • Calls for strong efforts to fight misinformation and disinformation by acquiring science-based evidence, as well as by spreading fact-based information through different channels, including social media.

    • emphasises the need for gender equality in cancer prevention measures and calls for providing HPV vaccination to all girls and boys of a certain age , to intensify communication on the availability of HPV vaccination for boys and to gather and publish information on the vaccination rates of both boys and girls in various Member States.