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Adotados on 20/10/2021
Referência: 
NAT/830-EESC-2021-EESC-2021-02629-00-00
Reunião plenária: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The European Green Deal announced that to protect Europe’s citizens and ecosystems, the EU needs to move towards a zero pollution ambition, and better prevent and remedy pollution from air, water, soil, and consumer products.

Parecer do CESE: Zero Pollution Action Plan for air, water and soil

Adotados on 20/10/2021
Referência: 
INT/954-EESC-2021
Reunião plenária: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EESC endorses the Commission proposal and agrees that action must be taken to bolster the instruments safeguarding the EU market and its businesses. This will entail plugging a gap in the legislative framework as regards competition, trade and public procurement with a view to guaranteeing fair competition which is not distorted by foreign subsidies. Some aspects of the intrinsically complex and far-reaching legislative mechanism need to be further refined.

Parecer do CESE: Foreign subsidies distorting the internal market

Adotados on 20/10/2021
Referência: 
SOC/697-EESC-2021
Reunião plenária: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

This opinion deals with the new Strategy for the future of Schengen issued by the European Commission last June. The Strategy is part of a broader effort to update and strengthen Schengen, which also includes a proposal to amend the regulation on the Schengen evaluation and monitoring mechanism. In this opinion, the EESC welcomes the Commission's Strategy towards a fully functioning and resilient Schengen area and reaffirms its full support for the principles underlying Schengen cooperation. Nevertheless the opinion also advances some concerns, such as: reports of fundamental rights violations at the EU's external borders; the semi-permanent reintroduction of border controls at parts of Member States internal borders and the negative economic and social impact this has had on businesses, and in particular frontier workers, border communities and Euroregions.

Parecer do CESE: Communication on a Strategy for the future of Schengen and Amendment of the Regulation establishing the Schengen Evaluation Mechanism

Adotados on 20/10/2021
Referência: 
NAT/820-EESC-2021
Reunião plenária: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

Parecer do CESE: Towards a holistic strategy on sustainable rural/urban development (own-initiative opinion)

Adotados on 20/10/2021
Referência: 
INT/944-EESC-2021-02922-00-00-AC-TRA
Reunião plenária: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

Micro enterprises and SMEs (MSME) in all fields need good conditions to survive the health and economic crisis and unlock their potential so that they can grow and create jobs. This opinion examines alternatives to address the administrative ("paper tax") burden on MSMEs, particularly in view of current transparency and disclosure measures to achieve the EU's social and environmental objectives.

Parecer do CESE: Reconciling ambitious sustainable and social objectives with an enabling environment for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

Adotados on 20/10/2021
Referência: 
CCMI/180-EESC-2021-02384
Reunião plenária: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EU is the world's biggest producer of glass with a market share of around one third of total world production. The industry is known for the quality of its products, its capacity for technological innovation and its skilled labour force. The glass industries comprise five sectors covering different glass products, applications and markets: containers, flat glass, glass fibre, special glasses and domestic glass.

Parecer do CESE: Glass in Europe at a crossroads: delivering a greener, energy-efficient industry, while enhancing competitiveness and maintaining quality jobs (own-initiative opinion)

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Agenda - Hearing on Glass in Europe - CCMI/180

Adotados on 20/10/2021
Referência: 
ECO/556-EESC-2021
Reunião plenária: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EESC strongly believes in the importance of the next Semester cycle as a key instrument for implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

However, it is still concerned about the lack of clarity in most Member States as regards their National Recovery and Resilience Plan governance systems and the distribution of responsibilities for their implementation.

The EESC would also draw attention to the need to measure progress in implementation, for which good monitoring indicators are needed; in this connection it welcomes the "Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard" initiative.

Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for a strong industrial policy to avoid dependence on other economic zones for many products and services.

Parecer do CESE: Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 (additional opinion)

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