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  • Adopted on 17/01/2024 - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    ECO/633-EESC-2023-04821
    Employers - GR I
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    584
    -
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2024
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    ECO/634-EESC-2023
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Romania
    Plenary session number
    585
    -

    Every year in February, the EESC adopts an opinion on Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, which the Commission usually presents at the end of November in the year before. This communication outlines the economic and employment policy priorities for the EU for the following 12 months, with a view to mitigating the negative impacts of the energy shocks in the short term and to foster sustainable growth and increase the EU’s resilience in the medium term. The structured approach, like in previous years, centres around the four dimensions of competitive sustainability and in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The ASGS also continues to guide Member States in the implementation of the national Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs). The EESC's opinion on the ASGS 2024 is due to be adopted at the plenary session of 24-25 February 2024.

    EESC opinion: Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2024
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/03/2023
    Reference
    ECO/620-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Greece
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    582
    -

    Every year in February, the EESC adopts an opinion on Annual Sustainable Growth Survey, which the Commission usually presents at the end of November in the year before. The Committee works under tight deadlines, in anticipation of the referral, to finalise the opinion before the March Council discussion on the topic. To reinforce the Committee's impact throughout the entire European Semester, an own-initiative opinion with additional considerations is regularly produced by October taking into account the overall European Semester, which plays a central role in implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility and is vital in current discussions about the review of the EU macro-economic governance framework.

    EESC opinion: Additional considerations on the Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2023
  • Ongoing (updated on 31/01/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/09/2023
    Reference
    ECO/631-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
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    This opinion focuses on the reform and investment measures in the Member States, in particular those based on the Country-Specific Recommendations 2023, and their implementation, in order to assess the effectiveness of these measures and the possibilities for better targeting of proposals, improved implementation and the monitoring and involvement of organised civil society in the procedures. This opinion also looks at issues concerning the ongoing reform of the EU’s economic governance rules, the central objective of which is to strengthen public debt sustainability while promoting sustainable and inclusive growth in all Member States through reforms and investment. Moreover, the opinion continues the previous consultation exercises by examining the state of the implementation of the reforms and investments provided for in the national Recovery and Resilience Plans and which are financially supported by RRF funds.

  • Adopted on 12/07/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    ECO/614-EESC-2023-01-01-00859
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    580
    -
    EESC opinion: Tax policy review - low-income households and the green transition
  • Adopted on 27/04/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/12/2022
    Reference
    ECO/606-EESC-2022
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Employers - GR I
    Sweden
    Plenary session number
    578
    -
    EESC opinion: VAT in the Digital Age
  • Adopted on 27/04/2023 - Bureau decision date: 27/10/2022
    Reference
    ECO/600-EESC-2022
    Plenary session number
    578
    -
    EESC opinion: The EESC's recommendations for a solid reform of the European Semester
  • Adopted on 22/02/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Reference
    ECO/599-EESC-2022
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal
    Plenary session number
    576
    -

    This year’s Annual Sustainable Growth Survey (ASGS) outlines the policy priorities in the coming year and provides guiding principles for implementing them in the 2023 European Semester cycle. This survey takes into account the systemic shocks facing the EU, which are undermining the first signs of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and sets out strategic guidance. These pursue the EU policy objectives of the green and digital transition and are structured around the four dimensions of competitive sustainability, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The ASGS 2023 also continues to guide Member States in the implementation of the national Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRPs).

    EESC opinion: Annual Sustainable Growth Survey 2023
  • Adopted on 25/01/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/10/2022
    Reference
    ECO/598-EESC-2022-01-01-05487
    Workers - GR II
    Plenary session number
    575
    -
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2023
  • Adopted on 26/10/2022 - Bureau decision date: 22/03/2022
    Reference
    ECO/590-EESC-2022-01-01-02042
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Slovakia
    EESC opinion: Additional considerations on the Euro area economic policy 2022