This proposal is the first of a set of measures announced in the 2020 European strategy for data.
The Commission communication presents the EU’s new global approach to research, innovation, education and young people in the light of the Commission’s strategic priorities for economic recovery and for making Europe stronger in the world.
It builds on Europe’s valued contribution to the global research response to the COVID-19 crisis by strengthening the geopolitical dimension of the new European research and education areas and the digital education action plan.
The Digital Markets Act addresses the negative consequences arising from certain behaviours by platforms acting as digital “gatekeepers” to the single market.
Nota Informativa: Renewed partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood - A new Agenda for the Mediterranean
The EESC welcomes the Communication as an essential and effective step to enable the digitalisation of justice. It is crucial to support Member States at national level in making this change by providing them not only with the necessary funding, but also with tools. With this support, the digitalisation of justice can be expanded at European level to create mechanisms facilitating closer cross-border cooperation between judicial authorities.
The proposed European Metrology Partnership will build on the European metrology research programme (EMRP) and the European metrology programme on innovation and research (EMPIR). Metrology being the scientific study of measurement, it is a key enabler of economic and social activity. To maintain its competitive leadership in emerging technologies and new product development, by 2030 Europe's metrology solutions need to be at least equal to the top global performers.
In its opinion, the EESC calls for physical and digital completion of the internal market to be on an equal footing and for a high level of consumer protection to be achieved. It calls for greater durability of goods, access to sustainable products, a clean, circular, more climate-friendly economy and efficient use of products, as well as combating of planned obsolescence and the right to repair goods and products.