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Sprejeta on 09/06/2021
Referenca: 
INT/902-EESC-2021
Plenarno zasedanje: 
561 -
Jun 09, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

This opinion examines how European legislation on circular public procurement can combine the main purpose of the contract with environmental protection, greater attention to SMEs, sustainable local production and the protection of social rights. This can be achieved by seeking and favouring solutions with a lower impact on the environment throughout their lifespan.

Mnenje EESO: Towards circular public procurement

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Sprejeta on 09/06/2021
Referenca: 
INT/936-EESC-2021
Plenarno zasedanje: 
561 -
Jun 09, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

The European recovery strategy is very clear, focusing on the twin transition: green and digital, and addressing strategic dependencies. In this regard, the joint undertakings have a very important role to play in bringing together European expertise from different economic sectors, fostering competitiveness, improving skills and strengthening the industrial base. In its opinion, the EESC analyses the nine institutionalised European partnerships covered by the Commission proposal based on Article 187 TFEU establishing individual joint undertakings for their implementation and formulates some recommendations regarding their framework and ecosystem.

Mnenje EESO: Establishing the Joint Undertakings under Horizon Europe

Sprejeta on 09/06/2021
Referenca: 
SOC/677-EESC-2021
Plenarno zasedanje: 
561 -
Jun 09, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

In this opinion the EESC:

  • Welcomes Europe's Beating Cancer Plan as a milestone in the fight against cancer and calls for a concrete roadmap for its implementation, with performance indicators, realistic timeframes and close involvement of Social Partners (SP) and Civil Society Organisations (CSO).
  • Considers important that the EU and Member States ensure  the availability of igh-quality, accessible healthcare infrastructure and effective support systems for patients' physical and mental well-being.
  • Asks for the negative consequences caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in accessing to health services to be urgently addressed, recognising as well the supportive role SP and CSO can play in this area. 

Mnenje EESO: Europe's beating cancer plan

Sprejeta on 09/06/2021
Referenca: 
NAT/827-EESC-2021
Plenarno zasedanje: 
561 -
Jun 09, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

Mnenje EESO: Regulation as regards official controls on animals and products of animal origin exported from third countries to the Union to ensure compliance with the prohibition of certain uses of antimicrobials (Amendment)

Sprejeta on 09/06/2021
Referenca: 
SOC/672-EESC-2021
Plenarno zasedanje: 
561 -
Jun 09, 2021 Jun 10, 2021

This opinion is the EESC's contribution to the implementation of the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP) published by the European Commission in December 2020. The EESC welcomes the document, which it views as both positive and necessary, and recommends that the European Commission add to it a specific pillar for the involvement of civil society and social partners and the promotion of labour democracy. Indeed, the EESC regrets that the EDAP has failed to address the important role of the social contract, social dialogue and collective bargaining in reducing inequalities and encouraging Europeans to embrace democratic ideals. The EESC also believes that greater emphasis should be placed on civil dialogue, and it therefore reiterates its call for the creation of an annual Civil Society Forum on Fundamental Rights and the Rule of Law (SOC/627).

Mnenje EESO: European democracy action plan

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