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Adotados on 17/10/2018
Referência: 
ECO/473-EESC-2018-3003-00-00-AC-TRA

The EESC considers the proposed European Investment Stabilisation Function (EISF) as a step towards closer euro area integration, and possibly an attempt to encourage non-euro Member States to join the single currency. However, the EESC is of the view that a well-crafted union-wide insurance scheme that acts as an automatic stabiliser amidst macroeconomic shocks would be more effective than the proposed EISF.

 

Parecer do CESE: European Investment Stabilisation Function

Adotados on 22/02/2017
Referência: 
ECO/423-EESC-2016-05954-00-01-ac-tra
Reunião plenária: 
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Feb 22, 2017 Feb 23, 2017

The EESC appreciates the European Commission's effort to apply an economic policy that focuses on supporting the strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth of the euro area as well as a balanced mix of monetary, fiscal and structural instruments in order to achieve this, including a positive fiscal stance.

Parecer do CESE: Euro area economic policy (2017)

Adotados on 18/01/2018
Referência: 
ECO/444-EESC-2017-05444-00-00-ac-tra
Reunião plenária: 
531 -
Jan 17, 2018 Jan 18, 2018

The EESC notes that although economic recovery in the euro area has gathered pace since last year, it remains incomplete and atypical. It disagrees with the European Commission's proposal for an overall broadly neutral fiscal stance and instead proposes a positive fiscal stance of around 0.5% of GDP. It welcomes structural reforms that will not only increase productivity and growth potential, but also support the creation of quality jobs and reduce inequality. It supports the necessary steps for deepening the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), as well as the measures against tax fraud and tax avoidance.

Parecer do CESE: Euro area economic policy 2018

Adotados on 17/10/2018
Referência: 
ECO/475-EESC-2018-02936-00-00

The EESC agrees with the aims of the Council Recommendation and with some of its proposals. However, it expresses its disagreement with the proposal for the aggregate fiscal stance of the euro area to be neutral, as well as with the way that the recommendation on salaries is formulated.

 

Parecer do CESE: Euro area economic policy 2018 (additional opinion)

Adotados on 17/07/2019
Referência: 
ECO/492-EESC-2019-01033-00-00-TRA
Reunião plenária: 
545 -
Jul 17, 2019 Jul 18, 2019

The absence of economic and social convergence among Member States and regions is a threat to the political sustainability of the European project and all the benefits it has brought to European citizens. Developing economic and labour market resilience with economic, social, environmental and institutional sustainability should be the principle guiding policies. This will foster upwards convergence and fairness in the transition towards a climate-neutral economy while managing the challenges posed by digitalisation and demographic change.

Parecer do CESE: Towards a more resilient and sustainable European economy (own initiative opinion)

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Toward a more resilient and sustainable European economy - Civil Society Days 2019

Adotados on 19/04/2018
Referência: 
ECO/447-EESC-2017-05601-00-00-ac-tra
Reunião plenária: 
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Apr 18, 2018 Apr 19, 2018

The EESC welcomes the Commission's proposals as they can contribute to the various goals of the Commission, such as creating a single and integrated regulatory framework for investment firms, building stronger capital markets to promote investment, unblock existing and provide new sources of financing for companies and households, attracting investment firms to the EU after the Brexit and strengthening the Economic and Monetary Union. The EESC is pleased that SMEs are expected to be among the main beneficiaries of the Directive and the Regulation. The EESC welcomes the fact that the proposals establish the necessary norms and requirements for initial capital and existing capital, supervisory powers, publication and remuneration. These proposals could therefore contribute to risk reduction in the EU. Finally, the EESC highlights the importance to ensure the flexibility of the legal framework for investments firms.

Parecer do CESE: Review of the prudential rules for investment firms

Adotados on 17/10/2018
Referência: 
INT/867-EESC-2018

The EESC welcomes the Commission's proposals to amend the Taking of Evidence Regulation and the Service of Documents Regulation and calls on the Commission to take into account its observations: without a genuine judicial area, the freedoms of the single market cannot be fully taken advantage of.

Parecer do CESE: Taking of evidence and service of documents

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