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Opinion
Adotados on 19/01/2022
Referência: 
INT/945-EESC-2021-03554-00-00-AC-TRA
Reunião plenária: 
566 -
Jan 19, 2022 Jan 20, 2022

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) face challenges in the area of digitalisation and access to artificial intelligence, but this segment can take great advantage of the opportunities offered by artificial intelligence.

The main objective of the opinion is to propose concrete measures which can be easily implemented in order to avoid MSMEs being “left behind” from the transition to artificial intelligence. The main issues to be addressed are: the use of new technologies to offer innovative products and services and strengthen Europe’s capacity to invest in disruptive innovations; create closer links in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) between universities and public administration, on the one hand, and businesses, in particular SMEs and micro-enterprises, on the other; support the MSMEs in recruiting and ensuring skills development for their employees to cope with the technological changes brought about by AI; facilitate the access to EU funding.

Parecer do CESE: Developing Artificial Intelligence in European micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs)

Opinion
Adotados on 08/12/2021
Referência: 
ECO/560-EESC-2021-03634
Reunião plenária: 
565 -
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

The EESC strongly supports the goal of redirecting investments in such a way that they contribute to the EU's transition to a sustainable economy but calls for the social partners and civil society to be brought better on board in the design and implementation of sustainable finance. The EU green bond standard has the potential to yield significant economic benefits for both issuers and investors alike and help the green transition.

Parecer do CESE: EU green bond standard

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Proposal for Regulation on European green bonds

Opinion
Adotados on 20/10/2021
Referência: 
INT/963-EESC-2021-04727-00-00-AC-TRA
Reunião plenária: 
564 -
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

In its opinion, the EESC supports the European Commission's proposal, given its major socio-economic importance for the region. The maintaining of the suspension of customs duties on imports of industrial products, as well as the extension of the product categories it covers, is considered to be beneficial for the Canary Islands' economy, which has suffered particular economic damage in comparison with other EU regions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in relation to domestic GDP volume.

Parecer do CESE: Proposal for a Council Regulation temporarily suspending autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on imports of certain industrial products into the Canary Islands.

Opinion
Adotados on 20/10/2021
Referência: 
INT/944-EESC-2021-02922-00-00-AC-TRA
Reunião plenária: 
564 -
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

Opinion
Adotados on 18/09/2020
Referência: 
INT/823-EESC-2017-01768

The Commission's decision to create a Digital Single Market (to remove virtual borders, boost digital connectivity, and make it easier for consumers to access cross-border online content) is therefore a welcome move. But what does it mean for SMEs in practice? How will this affect their day-to-day running? And, given the lessons learnt from previous rapid changes, how do we make an "inclusive" success of the Digital Single Market?

Parecer do CESE: The digital single market - trends and opportunities for SMEs (own-initiative opinion)

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