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Aviz adoptat on 24/01/2017
Referințe: 
REX/484-EESC

The 2030 Agenda, the new global framework for sustainable development agreed by the UN in 2015, needs to be reflected in EU's development policy, the major orientations of which are set out in the 2005 European Consensus on Development ("the Consensus").

To this end, the Commission issued Communication COM(2016) 740, "Proposal for a New European Consensus on Development: Our World, Our Dignity, Our Future" in November 2016.  Interinstitutional negotiations are expected to result in its endorsement in the form of a Joint Statement by the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission, in May 2017.

Notă de informare: REX/484 - European Consensus on Development

Aviz adoptat on 07/12/2017
Referințe: 
REX/485-EESC-2017-EESC-2017-00788-00-00-AC-TRA
Sesiune plenară: 
530 -
Dec 06, 2017 Dec 07, 2017

The Commission recently published a Communication on a Renewed Partnership with the ACP Group of countries. ACP-EU relations are currently governed by the Cotonou Partnership Agreement that will expire in 2020, therefore the Commission has published recommendations on what the future structure should be. Last year the EESC already drafted a general opinion on the post-Cotonou framework; this new opinion will have to answer specifically to the Commission's communication.

 

Avizul CESE: REX/485 - Renewed ACP Partnership

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Renewed ACP Partnership

Aviz adoptat on 18/10/2017
Referințe: 
REX/487-EESC-2017
Sesiune plenară: 
529 -
Oct 18, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

The EESC is a strong advocate of a fair, well-administered and sustainable development policy at EU level. It is also very committed to the cause of greater tax justice. In recent years, questions have been raised as to whether the international tax policies of the Member States, in particular the concluding of certain types of double taxation agreements, are consistent with EU development policy objectives.

Avizul CESE: EU development partnerships and the challenge posed by international tax agreements

Aviz adoptat on 22/05/2013
Referințe: 
SC/38-EESC-2013-1566
Sesiune plenară: 
490 -
May 22, 2013 May 23, 2013

It is time to build the social pillar of the EMU within the framework of a social Europe, without which citizens' adhesion to the European project as a whole will remain at risk. The EESC recommends to launch a new European Social Action Programme with tangible measures to develop social governance and participatory ownership of the European project. The EESC would propose two new exploratory initiatives: - The issuance of European Social Bonds financed, owned, managed and supervised transparently by civil society stakeholders; - The setting-up of a European Education Network for Unemployed Workers.

Avizul CESE: Subcommittee - For a social dimension of the European Economic and Monetary Union

Aviz adoptat on 22/05/2013
Referințe: 
REX/372-EESC-2013-2417
Sesiune plenară: 
490 -
May 22, 2013 May 23, 2013

The opinion of the EESC should consider different options and scenarios for post-2015 and develop proposals on how to involve civil society more extensively in the process.

A Decent life for All: Ending poverty and giving the world a sustainable future

Aviz adoptat on 18/02/2016
Referințe: 
SOC/530-EESC-2015-06663-00-03-ac
Sesiune plenară: 
514 -
Feb 17, 2016 Feb 18, 2016

The EESC supports the intention of the Dutch Presidency of the Council to address poverty through integrated approaches and through cooperation between public and private stakeholders. However, to do so, Member States must be supported by a common European framework and best-practice actors by national anti-poverty strategies. The EU Council should reiterate the commitment made to meet Europe's poverty target by 2020.

Avizul CESE: Fighting poverty

Aviz adoptat on 25/05/2016
Referințe: 
SOC/533-EESC-2016-00137-00-00-ac-tra
Sesiune plenară: 
517 -
May 25, 2016 May 26, 2016

The nature of work and employment relationships is developing rapidly. The impact on the labour market and standards, economy, tax and social security systems and the living wage need to be assessed and grey areas in rights and protections addressed. The challenge is to encourage innovation and deliver positive outcomes for a sustainable and competitive social market economy. The EESC considers it a priority to develop social welfare models adapted to cover more flexible forms of employment. This should be given consideration in the development of the EU Pillar of Social Rights.

Avizul CESE: The changing nature of employment relationships and its impact on maintaining a living wage

Aviz adoptat on 27/10/2011
Referințe: 
SOC/408-EESC-2011-1592
Sesiune plenară: 
475 -
Oct 26, 2011 Oct 27, 2011

Homelessness is the fourth most common reason given for poverty in the EU. It causes major personal tragedies, and also has significant social implications. If the number of homeless people was reduced, social costs would also decrease, and with better social inclusion Europe would progress. The right to housing is enshrined in many countries' constitutions. Still, there is no single and consistent method of collecting data on homelessness and the social integration of homeless people remains a very complex and difficult process. This EESC opinion, which focuses on both the effects and the causes of this problem, proposes measures to address it.

Avizul CESE: Homelessness

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