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Prijaté on 11/12/2019
Referenčné dokumenty: 
ECO/494-EESC-2019
Plenárne zasadnutie: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Taxation policies are fundamental for the SDGs as they determine the economic environment in which investment, employment, and innovation take place while providing the government with revenues for financing public spending. Businesses are global drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth, job creation, investment and innovation. Private sector expertise holds the keys to unlocking many of the challenges linked to sustainable development. Tax bases should be as broad as possible allowing tax rates to be as non-distortive as possible.

Stanovisko EHSV: Taxation/private investment and the Sustainable Development Goals - cooperation with the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (own-initiative opinion)

Prijaté on 11/12/2019
Referenčné dokumenty: 
INT/891-EESC-2019-04461-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenárne zasadnutie: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

An effective and principled competition policy to be one of the pillars of the European Union and an essential tool in achieving the internal market, pursuant to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the construction of a social market economy and the content of the Social Pillar. In the 2018 report on Competition Policy 2018,  the European Commission develops an approach aimed at strengthening the Single Market, economic development and social policy objectives.

Stanovisko EHSV: Report on Competition Policy 2018

Prijaté on 11/12/2019
Referenčné dokumenty: 
REX/518-EESC-2019
Plenárne zasadnutie: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

A system of corporate liability for human rights abuses is currently being negotiated in the UN, within the UNHRC’s open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations and other business enterprises concerning human rights (OEIGWG), established by the UN General Assembly on 26 June 2014. The mandate of the working group is to elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

Stanovisko EHSV: Binding UN treaty on business and human rights (own-initiative opinion)

Prijaté on 11/12/2019
Referenčné dokumenty: 
SOC/616-EESC-2019
Plenárne zasadnutie: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

The opinion presents  the EESC's proposal for the new European Disability  strategy  2020-2030, at a crucial moment in the EU landscape. With a new European Commission, a new European Parliament and a new budget programming period, the timing is perfect to come up with   a Disability Strategy that fully takes into account the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCPRD), the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The opinion tackles various policy areas, drawing attention to the crosscutting character of disability rights.

Stanovisko EHSV: Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030: a contribution from the European Economic and Social Committee (own-initiative opinion)

Prijaté on 11/12/2019
Referenčné dokumenty: 
SOC/583-EESC-2018
Plenárne zasadnutie: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

Against a background of rising poverty levels during the crisis, levels that remain high in many Member States, in particular among the unemployed, this own-initiative opinion would address the huge differences in levels of protection under national unemployment insurance systems within the EU.
Possible standards in this respect could be:

  • a minimum standard for the net replacement rate of unemployment benefits;
  • a minimum standard of coverage ratio of unemployed people receiving unemployment payments;
  • a minimum standard for the duration of unemployment benefit entitlement;
  • a right to (re)qualification and training

With the objective of promoting upward social convergence within the EU, the proposal for such standards is a concrete step towards effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights recently announced by the EU institutions in Gothenburg.

Stanovisko EHSV: Common minimum standards in the field of unemployment insurance in EU Member States – a concrete step towards the effective implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)

Prijaté on 11/12/2019
Referenčné dokumenty: 
INT/883-EESC-2019-01356-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenárne zasadnutie: 
548 -
Dec 11, 2019 Dec 12, 2019

This own-initiative opinion refers to what a comprehensive approach to industrial policy should include, in order to reposition European production of goods and services in the global context, on the basis of an eco-social open market model that responds to the tradition and the future of the EU.

Stanovisko EHSV: "Use-value" is back: new prospects and challenges for European products and services (own-initiative opinion)

Prijaté on 30/10/2019
Referenčné dokumenty: 
INT/889-EESC-2019-04496-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenárne zasadnutie: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) was created in 2008 by Regulation (EC) No 294/2008. Its mission is to respond to major societal challenges by improving the EU's innovation capabilities and performance. Every seven years, the Commission has to submit a proposal for a Strategic Innovation Programme (SIP) which sets out the priority areas and the long-term strategy for the EIT's action, as well as its financial needs.

Stanovisko EHSV: Strategic Innovation Agenda of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 2021-2027

Prijaté on 30/10/2019
Referenčné dokumenty: 
NAT/759-EESC-2019-00097
Plenárne zasadnutie: 
547 -
Oct 30, 2019 Oct 31, 2019

In this exploratory opinion, prepared at the request of the European Commission, the EESC provides its contribution to how environmental laws could be better supported at EU and national level and suggest ways to enhance the role of civil society in the framework of the EIR process.

Stanovisko EHSV: A more constructive role for civil society in implementing environmental law (Exploratory opinion at the request of the European Commission)

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