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Adotados on 24/03/2021
Referência: 
REX/533-EESC-2020-05956
Reunião plenária: 
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Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

Key points

  • The EESC welcomes the Commission's communications adopted in 2020 in connection with the enlargement of the EU to the Western Balkans and agrees that integrating the Western Balkan partners into the EU represents a geostrategic investment in the peace, stability, security and economic growth of the entire continent. The Western Balkans are an integral part of Europe and a geostrategic priority for the EU.
  • The EESC welcomes the European Green Deal, which includes specific objectives for the Western Balkans, as well as the Guidelines for the Implementation of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans accompanying the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans.

Parecer do CESE: Enhancing the accession process - A credible EU perspective for the Western Balkans

Adotados on 24/03/2021
Referência: 
INT/924-EESC-2020
Reunião plenária: 
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Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

The EESC welcomes the new vision for the ERA agenda and is pleased that this is a real "New Deal" for the EU's research, technology and innovation.

Parecer do CESE: A new European Research Area (ERA) for research and innovation

Adotados on 24/03/2021
Referência: 
SOC/660-EESC-2020-05278
Reunião plenária: 
559 -
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

The pandemic expedited the shift to teleworking, and it became essential in tackling the health crisis. Lessons learned from the pandemic could lead to regulations in the EU and in the Member States be amended and new regulations created so as to promote the positive aspects of telework and protect the fundamental rights of workers. The Member States, with the involvement of the social partners, need to ensure that there is an appropriate national framework for teleworking, setting out the rules of play for companies and workers interested in adopting this form of work.

Parecer do CESE: Challenges of Teleworking: organization of working time, work life balance and the right to disconnect

Adotados on 24/03/2021
Referência: 
INT/918-EESC-2020
Reunião plenária: 
559 -
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

On 9 September 2020, the European Commission adopted its first annual Strategic Foresight Report, presenting Commission’s strategy to integrate strategic foresight into EU policy-making. Strategic foresight aims to identify emerging challenges and opportunities to better steer the European Union's strategic choices and to inform major policy initiatives. It will support the Commission in designing future-proof policies and legislation that serves both the current needs and longer-term aspirations of European citizens.

 

Parecer do CESE: Strategic foresight

Adotados on 24/03/2021
Referência: 
SOC/662-EESC-2020
Reunião plenária: 
559 -
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

Teleworking has the potential to support work-life balance and should be a means of promoting gender equality. For this, the burden of the unpaid care and domestic work performed by women must be fully shared with men. Then, the rules applying to the workplace must be applied to the home office, including on health and safety and protection against harassment and violence. As  there is no consolidated European framework on telework, it is necessary to assess existing rules' effectiveness. Social partners should review the 2002 Framework Agreement on Telework and give it a new impetus.

Parecer do CESE: Teleworking and gender equality - conditions so that teleworking does not exacerbate the unequal distribution of unpaid care and domestic work between women and men and for it to be an engine for promoting gender equality

Adotados on 24/03/2021
Referência: 
NAT/819-EESC-2021
Reunião plenária: 
559 -
Mar 24, 2021 Mar 25, 2021

Parecer do CESE: Extension of the term of Community plant variety rights for the species asparagus and the species groups flower bulbs, woody small fruits and woody ornamentals

Adotados on 24/02/2021
Referência: 
ECO/531-EESC-2020
Reunião plenária: 
558 -
Feb 24, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

Parecer do CESE: Package for fair and simple taxation

Adotados on 24/02/2021
Referência: 
ECO/536-EESC-2020
Reunião plenária: 
558 -
Feb 24, 2021 Feb 25, 2021

Le CESE estime que, pour affronter les défis et les risques découlant de la transformation numérique, la réglementation des fournisseurs de technologies, la protection des consommateurs, l’octroi d’un accès aux services financiers, la résilience opérationnelle et la sécurité des réseaux et des systèmes d’information sont indispensables à la création du marché unique numérique des services financiers. En ce qui concerne les crypto-actifs, le CESE convient les diverses mesures prévues pour adapter la réglementation, qui sont nécessaires pour moderniser les services financiers, sans perdre de vue la protection des consommateurs ni les règles prudentielles.

Parecer do CESE: Digital operational resilience

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