Opinions

  • Em curso (updated on 03/04/2024) - 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 02/04/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referência
    CCMI/229-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Cyprus
    (France
    Plenary session number
    589
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    This own-initiative opinion focus on two industrial sectors, maritime and aviation, to assess the uptake of low-carbon sustainable fuels. This is of particular importance in the context of the European Climate Action Plan, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 55% by 2030.  The opinion will analyse the current industrial capacities to produce sustainable fuels (non-fossil origin) at affordable costs.

  • Em curso (updated on 27/03/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referência
    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.

  • Em curso (updated on 27/03/2024) - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Referência
    NAT/932-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
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  • Em curso (updated on 26/03/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referência
    TEN/831-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    590
    -
  • Em curso (updated on 26/03/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referência
    NAT/922-EESC-2024
    Plenary session number
    586
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    EESC section opinion: Regulation on the welfare of dogs and cats and their traceability
  • Em curso (updated on 26/03/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/04/2023
    Referência
    NAT/911-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    586
    -
    EESC opinion: Chemicals – 'One Substance, One Assessment'
  • Em curso (updated on 26/03/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/02/2023
    Referência
    NAT/898-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    586
    -
    EESC opinion: EU forests – new EU Framework for Forest Monitoring and Strategic Plans
  • Em curso (updated on 26/03/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Referência
    NAT/934-EESC-2024
    Plenary session number
    586
    -
    EESC opinion: Equivalence of seeds from Moldova and from Ukraine