Opinions

  • Pripravované (updated on 27/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referenčné dokumenty
    ECO/642-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    Climate change is a matter of urgency and demands a green shift in our economies. To achieve the EU's climate targets, a profound modernisation of the capital stock is needed. This entails a massive expansion of public investments. The need for an EU-level investment fund to finance the green transition is also a matter of economic strength and sustainable competitiveness. One central element of closing the financing gap is an investment friendly reform of the EU fiscal rules. While the reform process is still ongoing and is supposed to be finished by the end of this legislature, it is already clear that the fiscal space for public investments at national level will not significantly increase with the reform.

  • Pripravované (updated on 27/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referenčné dokumenty
    REX/589-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Hungary
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Poland
    Plenary session number
    592
    -

    Composition of group

    The objective of this Information Report is to investigate the situation of the CSOs of the ASEAN region. Due to the fact that the trade and sustainable development chapters of all trade agreements must be monitored by the DAGs of the given country, we have to be prepared for this task. There are two functioning DAGs from the ASEAN region (Singapore and Vietnam) at the moment but there needs to be an assessment of the CSO organizations of the other countries. 

  • Pripravované (updated on 27/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Referenčné dokumenty
    NAT/935-EESC
    Plenary session number
    591
    -
  • Pripravované (updated on 27/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referenčné dokumenty
    INT/1054-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Latvia
    Plenary session number
    591
    -

    The EESC is expected to contribute to the mid-term evaluation of the Digital Europe Programme by assessing its implementation in selected key capacity areas through the analysis of national stakeholders' contributions and the application of the 3 main criteria: effectiveness, relevance, inclusion of civil society and its added value.

  • Pripravované (updated on 26/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referenčné dokumenty
    SOC/792-EESC-2024
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
    EESC section opinion: No place for hate: a Europe united against hatred
  • Pripravované (updated on 26/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referenčné dokumenty
    SOC/791-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    European Works Councils (EWCs) are information and consultation bodies which ensure that employees are involved in decisions related to transnational issues. They concern companies with over 1,000 employees operating in at least two EU or European Economic Area countries. The current Directive 2009/38/EC sets out the procedures for establishing EWCs and informing and consulting them on transnational matters. The proposed revision aims to strengthen the role of EWCs by facilitating their creation, promoting more meaningful information and consultation, and ensuring they have the necessary capacity to carry out their work. It also seeks to improve the gender balance of EWCs.

    EESC section opinion: Revision of the European Works Council Directive
  • Pripravované (updated on 25/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referenčné dokumenty
    ECO/639-EESC-2024-2024-00535
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    The European Council of December 2023 discussed the EU enlargement policy, including the stabilisation and association process and next steps in this respect. The enlargement policy will be one of the top priorities for the next coming years. One of the most important aspects of the enlargement process will be the cohesion policy and the structural funds.

    The need for a structural policy to be applied following enlargement is justified both by the external necessity of reducing the gap between the applicant countries and the EU average and by the internal necessity of combating increasing disparities amongst and within accession countries.

    EESC section opinion: The role of cohesion policy in upcoming rounds of EU enlargement
  • Pripravované (updated on 25/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referenčné dokumenty
    SOC/793-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Workers - GR II
    Hungary
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
    EESC section opinion: Vaccine preventable cancers
  • Pripravované (updated on 24/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Referenčné dokumenty
    INT/1069-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    This is an exploratory opinion requested by the upcoming Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

  • Pripravované (updated on 24/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Referenčné dokumenty
    NAT/918-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    EESC opinion NAT/918 - Revision of the animal welfare legislation

    EESC section opinion: Revision of the animal welfare legislation