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  • Ongoing (updated on 17/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Reference
    ECO/646-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    588
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  • Adopted on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Reference
    ECO/612-EESC-2023-2023-00848
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    583
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    One of the main conclusions of the 8th Cohesion Report is that although cohesion and convergence among regions in the European Union has improved, there are still remaining gaps especially in less developed regions related with their territorial characteristics. EU islands, mountain areas and sparsely populated areas still face many challenges on their growth and income and disparities exist.

    In these regions, there are still a lot of gaps in terms of employment and investment, social exclusion is evident and gender disparities have not diminished.

    EESC opinion: Main challenges faced by EU islands, and mountainous and sparsely populated areas
  • Adopted on 14/06/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Reference
    ECO/610-EESC-2023
    Workers - GR II
    Lithuania
    Plenary session number
    579
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    The movement of skilled workers out of regions already suffering from lower economic development may further undermine the growth and development potential of these regions. Such a "brain drain" from vulnerable EU regions therefore may contribute to widening territorial disparities, going against the objective of territorial cohesion set out in Article 174 TFEU. Given the cross-border impact of such developments the Commission considers that action at EU level is necessary.

    EESC opinion: Harnessing talents in EU regions
  • Adopted on 22/02/2023 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2022
    Reference
    NAT/877-EESC-2022
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    576
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    EESC opinion: Review of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive
  • Adopted on 21/09/2022 - Bureau decision date: 22/02/2022
    Reference
    ECO/588-EESC-2022
    Employers - GR I
    Czech Republic
    Workers - GR II
    Romania

    The Leipzig charter as a strategic part of Urban policy in Europe has recently been modified by the Ljubljana agreement that the Commission adopted on 26 November 2021. It signals the start of a new phase of the Urban Agenda for the EU. In this context, the forthcoming Czech EU Presidency, asks the contribution of the EESC to explore how these changes could impact on the creation of new Thematic Partnerships. Amongst others the Czech presidency is putting forward the following questions:

    What should be put into consideration while implementing the new theme of urban communities and the involvement of citizens?

    What should be the thresholds to create a functioning mechanism for strengthening the position of citizens and groups of citizens to achieve the targeted cooperative partnerships.

    EESC opinion: Thematic partnerships under the Ljubljana agreement
  • Adopted on 18/05/2022 - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2022
    Reference
    ECO/579-EESC-2022
    Diversity Europe - GR III
    Poland
    Employers - GR I
    Portugal

    The Communication on 8th Report presents the main changes in territorial disparities over the past decade and how policies have affected these disparities. It highlights the potential of the green and digital transitions as new drivers of EU growth, but argues that without appropriate policy action new economic, social and territorial disparities may appear. It also launches a reflection on how cohesion policy should evolve to respond to these challenges and in particular how to ensure that place-based, multilevel and partnership led approaches continue to improve cohesion, while building on synergies and mainstreaming cohesion objectives into other policies and instruments.

    EESC will present its views on this report stressing the important role that civil society plays and that local policies need local strategies, drawn up with local partners.

    EESC opinion: 8th Cohesion Report
  • Adopted on 06/04/2020 - Bureau decision date: 06/04/2020
    Reference
    ECO/517-EESC-2020-01-01-01749-00-01-PAC-TRA
    EESC opinion: COVID-19: European Structural and Investment Funds - Exceptional flexibility
    COVID-19: European Structural and Investment Funds - Exceptional flexibility
  • Adopted on 17/10/2018 - Bureau decision date: 22/05/2018
    Reference
    ECO/461-EESC-2018-01-01-02791
    Employers - GR I
    Malta

    The EESC strongly rejects the Commission's proposal to cut the EU's budget by 10% in real terms and urges the Member States (MS) to find solutions that allow this budget to be kept at the same level as the 2014-2020 programming period.

    EESC opinion: Common Provisions Regulation 2021-2027
  • Adopted on 19/09/2018 - Bureau decision date: 22/05/2018
    Reference
    INT/863-EESC-2018-01-01-02860-00-00-AC-TRA
    (Luxembourg

    The majority of road accidents are down to human error alone, so a comprehensive approach to road safety is needed. It should cover driver behaviour, the working conditions and skills of professional drivers, and infrastructure.

    EESC opinion: Vehicle safety / protection of vulnerable road users
  • Adopted on 29/03/2017 - Bureau decision date: 21/02/2017
    Reference
    ECO/431-EESC-2017-01-01-01107-00-00-ac-tra
    EESC opinion: Territorial typologies