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Sprejeta on 07/07/2021
Referenca: 
NAT/815-EESC-2021
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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

Mnenje EESO: New EU strategy on adaptation to climate change

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New EU strategy on adaptation to climate change - EESC opinion, votes tbc

Sprejeta on 07/07/2021
Referenca: 
REX/539-EESC-2021
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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

Trade Policy Review - An Open, Sustainable and Assertive Trade Policy

Mnenje EESO: Trade Policy Review - An Open, Sustainable and Assertive Trade Policy

Sprejeta on 07/07/2021
Referenca: 
SOC/682-EESC-2021
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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

The EESC welcomes both the Strategy on the Rights of the Child and the Child Guarantee, and considers that their implementation will help support efforts at European and national level aimed at promoting children's well-being and reducing child poverty. This opinion calls for the consultation and involvement of organised civil society, children's and family organisations, amongst other stakeholders, in the drafting of national action plans and their monitoring mechanisms. The EESC recommends all Member States to earmark ESF+ funding for lifting children out of poverty, with the designated 5% taken as a minimum. Furthermore, it recommends them to grant free access to early childhood education and care, education and school-based activities and healthcare or grant these services free of charge.

Mnenje EESO: EU strategy on the rights of the child/Child Guarantee

Sprejeta on 07/07/2021
Referenca: 
SOC/680-EESC-2021
Plenarno zasedanje: 
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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

The EESC welcomes the new EU Disability Rights Strategy, acknowledging that it is a clear step forward compared with the previous one. It is however concerned about the lack of binding measures and hard legislation implementing the Strategy.

Among other recommendations, the Committee regrets the lack of specific actions addressing the needs of women and girls with disabilities and calls for a specific flagship initiative in the second half of the period of the Strategy. It also calls for the  full involvement and participation of organisations of persons with disabilities in the proposed Disability Platform. As regarding the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the EESC feels it  should be strongly linked to the Disability Strategy and used to help persons with disabilities recovering from the pandemic.

Mnenje EESO: Strategy on the rights of persons with disabilities

Sprejeta on 07/07/2021
Referenca: 
ECO/548-EESC-2021-02011
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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

The Own Resources Decision (ORD) entered into force on 1 June, enabling the Commission to start borrowing resources for the Next Generation EU (NGEU) recovery instrument. For the EESC, a well-functioning funding strategy is key for the smooth implementation of NGEU. Sound and sustainable funding and solid risk management are in the very interests of civil society. Moreover, borrowing and debt management has to be based on democratic control, legitimacy and transparency.

The EESC stresses how important it is that the Commission manage the funding strategy directly and does not outsource this. The massive engagement on capital markets will be accompanied with a broad set of risks. The EESC supports the establishment of solid risk-management systems and the holding of the 'NGEU account' with the ECB.

Mnenje EESO: NextGenerationEU funding strategy

Sprejeta on 07/07/2021
Referenca: 
CCMI/179-EESC-2021
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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

On 22 February 2021, the European Commission (EC) presented an Action Plan on Synergies between civil, defence and space industries (COM(2021) 70 final) to further enhance Europe's technological edge and support its industrial base.

Mnenje EESO: Action Plan on synergies between civil, defence and space industries

Sprejeta on 07/07/2021
Referenca: 
INT/933-EESC-2021
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Jul 07, 2021 Jul 08, 2021

The communication presents a vision, targets and avenues for a successful digital transformation of Europe by 2030. It proposes to agree on a set of digital principles, to rapidly launch important multi-country projects, and to prepare a legislative proposal setting out a robust governance framework, to monitor progress – the Digital Compass.

Mnenje EESO: Europe’s Digital Decade: 2030 Digital Targets

Sprejeta on 09/06/2021
Referenca: 
INT/902-EESC-2021
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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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