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  • Adopted on 19/06/2019 - Bureau decision date: 12/07/2018
    Referenčné dokumenty
    INT/871-EESC-2019
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Belgium

    The opinion examines the possible introduction of a new concept into EU law: "low-profit". This concept would define all organisations that are likely to make a profit but that do not intend to distribute it to their owners or shareholders, as they have a different purpose.

    EESC opinion: Towards an appropriate European legal framework for social economy enterprises (own-initiative opinion)
  • Adopted on 18/04/2018 - Bureau decision date: 15/02/2018
    Referenčné dokumenty
    ECO/457-EESC-2018-01-01-00927-00-00-ac-tra
    (Belgium

    Making a reality of the European Pillar of Social Rights (the "Social Pillar")  will require improvements in Member States and a robust budgetary base, investment and current spending.

    More public investment within Member States can be facilitated by reference to a Golden Rule for public investment with a social objective, which would allow more flexibility in budget rules with a view to achieving the aims of the European Pillar of Social Rights. More public investment can also be supported by the use of existing EU instruments, especially the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs), and by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). This support should explicitly include objectives linked to the Social Pillar.

    EESC opinion: Funding the European Pillar of Social Rights (own-initiative opinion)
  • The Civil Society Organisations' Group organised a photography exhibition in collaboration with the City of Culture of Galicia in the framework of its conference on EU food sovereignty: the role of agriculture, fisheries and consumers. The subject of the exhibition supported and complemented the Group's and the EESC's work on resilient and sustainable European food systems. The Group invited the Galician artist, Adrián Baúlde, to present parts of the series Mariscadoras.

  • The EESC has asked the forthcoming Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU to push forward with the proposal to make the Social Progress Protocol a binding legal instrument, which would help strengthen and preserve social rights in Europe

  • 15 June 2023 - The Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee today pushed through a counter-opinion to strongly voice its concern about adding a Social Progress Protocol that would fundamentally change the nature and functioning of the EU social market economy.

  • The EESC describes the Commission's proposals for strengthening social dialogue in Member States and the EU as both timely and necessary, but calls for additional steps. Action is needed on improving national consultations with the social partners, national and European collective bargaining coverage and the implementation of social partner agreements

     

  • the EESC proposes:

     

    • The EESC proposed to make sure that the relevant European and national legislation is fully implemented and enforced so as to reduce precarious work and the prevalence of the associated mental health problems;
    • to adopt specific legislation on preventing psychosocial risks at EU level;
    • to combat identified work-related psychosocial risks at the source.

     

    • The EESC considers the Social Imbalance Procedure (SIP) an opportunity to enhance the coordination of national efforts to improve their social governance and reduce social inequalities within a country and between Member States
    • underlines that the SIP should be integrated into the European Semester, throughout its different phases
    • calls on the Commission and the Member States to consider making existing rules for funds allocation (including the ESIF, RRF and others) more flexible.
  • The Social Progress Protocol, proposed during the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), gives precedence to social, workers' and trade union rights when they are in conflict with economic freedoms. However, while everyone agreed that social rights and economic freedoms can co-exist, support for making the protocol primary EU law is far from unanimous, with diverging views among the social partners and in the academic community, an EESC hearing confirmed

    • The EESC welcomes the recommendation, especially the establishment of realistic and sufficient criteria for making minimum income available to all;
    • believes that minimum income schemes should be part of national strategies to combat poverty;
    • suggests that Member States should assess minimum income levels regularly and ensure that the minimum income is in line with inflation.

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