Opinions

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 20/01/2022
    Reference
    NAT/858-EESC-2022
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Czech Republic

    The aim of the opinion is to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of both conventional and organic farming in order to identify the policy levers that are most effective and most likely to attain food sufficiency in EU Member States, while ensuring the transition to more sustainable food systems.

    Information memo: Sustainable food in the EU during the crisis on the basis of the new CAP: the contribution of conventional and organic farming to ensuring sustainable food sufficiency in EU Member States
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/07/2023
    Reference
    NAT/914-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Belgium
    Plenary session number
    587
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    EESC opinion "Towards a European Rural Agenda" (NAT/914).

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    CCMI/214-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Greece
    (France
    Plenary session number
    588
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    This own-initiative opinion using the drone manufacturing industry as a case study will seek to examine the different policies in place to enhance European strategic autonomy and develop synergies between defence and civilian sector, in areas of great social interest such as civil protection, assessment of disasters and quick response of local authorities, traffic monitoring and others. It is important for civil society and stakeholders to mobilise resources and create new added values in the defense sector in such a manner that will maximise security outcome, by motivating industry to cover its own demand, produce appropriate and modern tools of deterrence and transform these at periods of lower turbulence towards civil protection activities.

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    SOC/761-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    588
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  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 14/12/2023
    Reference
    TEN/830-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
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  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024)
    Reference
    ECO/637-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    Already in 2018 the European Commission has proposed a Regulation on a mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context for the programming period 2021-2027. At the time, the EESC has adopted its opinion on 19 September 2018, and the European Parliament adopted its first-reading position on the proposal in February 2019. However, the Council's working party on structural measures decided to cease work on the proposal in May 2021. In October 2022, to break the impasse and take the lead on this issue, the EP's Committee on Regional Development started drawing up a legislative-initiative report, calling on the Commission to present a new legislative proposal. The EP voted the report at its September 2023 plenary session.

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Reference
    ECO/635-EESC-2023
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Poland
    Plenary session number
    585
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    Reporting requirements are key for the enforcement and monitoring of legislation, but can also lead to burdens on stakeholders. The European Commission, under the REFIT programme, is proposing to streamline reporting obligations and reducing administrative burdens with regards to financial services, the InvestEU programme and certain benchmarks, while allowing the reuse of data for innovation and research purposes.

    EESC opinion: Improving benchmarks and reporting requirements in financial services and investment support
  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2024
    Reference
    TEN/841-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Austria
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Austria
    Plenary session number
    592
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  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    INT/1057-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    589
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    Consumers are increasingly mindful of environmental and social issues when buying products, emphasizing the importance of information on product origin and distribution in their decision-making process.

  • Ongoing (updated on 21/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Reference
    ECO/645-EESC
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    591
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