Balcãs Ocidentais

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  • Adotados on 18/04/2018 - Bureau decision date: 19/09/2017
    Referência
    REX/497-EESC-2017-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    Slovenia
    Employers - GR I
    Greece

    At the request of the future Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU (January-June 2018), the EESC was asked to prepare an exploratory opinion on the challenges and priorities countries of the Western Balkans are facing in the European integration process, as well as in the area of economic and social cohesion. Western Balkans will be one of the policy priorities of the Bulgarian presidency and a Western Balkans Summit is scheduled to take place in May 2018 in Sofia.

    EESC opinion: Economic and social cohesion and European integration of the Western Balkans – challenges and priorities (exploratory opinion at the request of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council)
  • Adotados on 10/04/2015
    Referência
    REX/440-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    France
    Energy – a factor for development and a deeper accession process in the Western Balkans
  • Adotados on 16/11/2012
    Referência
    REX/373-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    484
    -
    Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance/European Neighbourhood Instrument
  • Adotados on 28/03/2012
    Referência
    REX/347-EESC-2012-838
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    479
    -
    EU-Kosovo Relations
  • Adotados on 21/09/2011
    Referência
    REX/322-EESC-2011-01-01-1393
    Employers - GR I
    Slovenia
    Plenary session number
    474
    -
    Rural development and employment in the Western Balkans
  • Adotados on 17/03/2010
    Referência
    REX/293-EESC-2010-01-01-463
    Employers - GR I
    Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    461
    -

    At its plenary session on 16 July 2009 the European Economic and Social Committee, acting under Rule 29(2) of its Rules of Procedure, decided to draw up an own-initiative opinion on Transport policy in the Western Balkans. The Section for External Relations, which was responsible for preparing the Committee's work on the subject, adopted its opinion on 4 March 2010. The rapporteur was Mr Zoltvány. At its 461st plenary session, held on 17 and 18 March 2010 (meeting of 17 March), the European Economic and Social Committee adopted the following opinion by 132 votes to 2, with 4 abstentions.

    Transport policy in the Western Balkans
  • Adotados on 16/07/2009
    Referência
    REX/265-EESC-2009-01-01-CESE 1213/2009
    Employers - GR I
    Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    455
    -
    EESC opinion: EU-Bosnia and Herzegovina relations: the role of civil society
  • Adotados on 12/03/2008
    Referência
    REX/239-EESC-2008-01-01-505
    Plenary session number
    443
    -
    EU-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  • The EESC: 

    • recommends that the Commission issue clear and transparent guidance on how to apply the proposed conditionality package and also reiterates the importance of ensuring that the EU's focus on stability and geopolitical interests does not come at the expense of the rule of law and democracy;
    • asks the Commission to support candidate and potential candidate countries in evaluating both the advantages and drawbacks of early market integration, identifying those that are adversely affected and implementing customised mitigation measures;
    • reiterates the importance of regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations throughout the EU accession process and welcomes the focus in the Commission's proposal on developing the Common Regional Market (CRM).
  • Reference number
    44/2022

    The high-level civil society conference on youth policy in the Western Balkans, hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), highlighted the key role of young people for the future of the region and called for their active involvement in policy-making.