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Sprejeta on 02/12/2020
Referenca: 
SOC/638-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasedanje: 
556 -
Dec 02, 2020 Dec 03, 2020

The aim of this  own - initiative opinion is to put forward recommendations to overcome existing obstacles that prevent persons with disabilities from voting in EP elections in the EU. Indeed, in each of the 27 EU countries, there are rules or organisational arrangements that deprive some voters with disabilities of their right to vote. The EESC considers this unacceptable and contrary to the fundamental values of the EU, to the provisions of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and to many international legal and political acts. Therefore, the EESC calls on the EP, the European Council and Member States to urgently amend the 1976 Electoral Act by clarifying the principles of universality, directness and secrecy of elections, so as to allow the implementation of common standards granting the right to vote to all EU citizens.

Mnenje EESO: The need to guarantee real rights for persons with disabilities to vote in European Parliament elections (additional opinion)

Sprejeta on 29/10/2020
Referenca: 
INT/915-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasedanje: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

In view of the COVID-19 crisis, which has led to a virtual halt in sales in 2020, the EESC has examined the European Commission's proposal for a regulation which would allow Euro 4 motorcycle manufacturers to sell beyond 1 January 2021 vehicles they had in stock on 15 March 2020.

Mnenje EESO: L-category vehicles / COVID

Sprejeta on 29/10/2020
Referenca: 
SOC/644-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasedanje: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

Social dialogue, at national and European level, plays a key role in shaping economic, labour and social policies that promote the upward convergence of living and working conditions across Member States. Growing globalised and interconnected economies have caused an evolution of social dialogue and require a common and coordinated approach at European level.  European social dialogue is an inalienable component of the European social model and is enshrined in the Treaty, supported by EU legislation and recognised in the European Pillar of Social Rights. The EESC encourages the European social partners to exploit all of the potentialities the Treaty offers them to engage in negotiations to address the new topics and rapid changes in the labour market.

Mnenje EESO: Social dialogue as an important pillar of economic sustainability and the resilience of economies taking into account the influence of lively public debate in the Member States (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Sprejeta on 29/10/2020
Referenca: 
NAT/798-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasedanje: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

The revamped Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) is a tool through which the EU supports, coordinates and supplements actions of EU Member States in the field of civil protection in order to prevent, prepare and respond to natural and man-made disasters within and outside the EU. The new proposal aims to strengthen the UCPM to ensure that the EU and its Member States are better prepared to respond to large-scale emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mnenje EESO: Union Civil Protection Mechanism

Sprejeta on 29/10/2020
Referenca: 
SOC/642-EESC-2020
Plenarno zasedanje: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

This opinion, requested by the German Presidency of the Council, makes the following main recommendations:
- data collection and monitoring of diversity policies in the labour market must be improved at all levels;
- the principles of diversity management must be integrated into EU rules and generalised;
- more funds should be allocated to diversity management, in order to support the work of civil society organisations working with racialized groups and the diversity policies put in place by the social partners;
- to tackle the underutilisation of migrants' skills and increase their participation in the labour market, these need to be further recognised. In addition, migrants should benefit from free and universal training, including language courses;
- migrants should be active, not only in the labour market, but also in politics;

Mnenje EESO: Diversity management in the EU Member States (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Sprejeta on 29/10/2020
Referenca: 
ECO/529-EESC-2020-03577
Plenarno zasedanje: 
555 -
Oct 27, 2020 Oct 29, 2020

Mnenje EESO: Amendments to financial regulation to facilitate economic recovery post Covid-19

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