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Sprejeta on 20/03/2019
Referenca: 
INT/879-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

A European standardisation system that functions well contributes to overall economic growth, supports innovation and global competitiveness of the European industry. It also helps to ensure that the levels of safety, health and consumer and environmental protection set out in Union legislation are met in practice. It also facilitates market access while contributing to a continuous deepening of the Single Market and providing the necessary legal certainty.

Mnenje EESO: Harmonised standards: Enhancing transparency and legal certainty for a fully functioning Single Market

Sprejeta on 20/03/2019
Referenca: 
ECO/484-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

The objective of this proposal is to provide an update of EESC's positions related to the cohesion package presented by the Commission on May 2018. While the discussions in the Council and the Parliament are still ongoing, this opinion will reflect better the developments in view of a successful cohesion policy in the post-2020 period.

The Romanian presidency who has asked for this opinion proposes that  the conclusions drawn in this opinion could stimulate the informal ministerial debate of the cohesion ministers to be held in April 2019.

Mnenje EESO: The future of cohesion policy (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Romanian Presidency)

Sprejeta on 20/03/2019
Referenca: 
REX/504-EESC-2018
Plenarno zasedanje: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

Key points

The EESC considers there is no better moment in the history of European integration for the EU to lead the way by charting a new direction for peace-building worldwide.

The EESC presents The WhiteDoveWay, a metaphorical and physical route map pointing the way forward, focusing on conflict prevention, civil society involvement, and effective communication using education and information, and a European Path of Peace to physically engage citizens so they are included and empowered in the EU peace process.

The EESC calls for the new EU budget to devote greatly increased funds to conflict prevention in all EU external relations peace programmes.

The EESC strongly recommends greater involvement of civil society in the decision-making process.

The EESC calls for a serious communication effort to promote the role of education and information to deliver the EU peace-building story.

Mnenje EESO: The White Dove Way – Proposal for an EU-led Global Peace-building strategy (own-initiative opinion)

Sprejeta on 20/03/2019
Referenca: 
REX/505-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

Key points:

The EESC considers the Joint Communication to be most timely. The world order is changing at its fastest rate for nearly thirty years, the post-war international trading order is under significant challenge, the balance of global economic power is moving eastwards and Asian global purchasing power is growing exponentially.

The EESC welcomes the emphasis in the Communication on sustainable, comprehensive and rules-based connectivity.

Mnenje EESO: Connecting Europe and Asia - Building blocks for an EU Strategy

Sprejeta on 20/03/2019
Referenca: 
TEN/687-EESC-2018
Plenarno zasedanje: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

The EESC takes careful note of the initiative's definition of disinformation as verifiably false or misleading information that is a threat to democracy and does public harm. Spreading disinformation has become a part of a hybrid war with a clear political aim. However, it also emphasises that, in addition to false information, highly selective information, defamation, scare-mongering and inciting hatred attack citizens' fundamental rights (freedoms) and minority rights.

Multiple actions from all stakeholders are needed to provide quality information and raise awareness. To this end, the EESC welcomes the initiative for coordinated action to protect the EU, its institutions and its citizens against disinformation. The EESC emphasises the urgency of such measures but is also concerned, however, that the impact of this action plan might be limited given that the May 2019 European elections are not far off.

Mnenje EESO: Action Plan against Disinformation

Sprejeta on 13/03/2019
Referenca: 
/-EESC-2019-00936
Plenarno zasedanje: 
542 -
Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

The EESC is a bridge between the EU and its citizens, through the diversity of its members, and as such would like to propose its ambitious vision for the future, with Europe becoming the global leader on sustainable development

Listening to the citizens of Europe for a sustainable future (Sibiu and beyond)

Sprejeta on 20/02/2019
Referenca: 
TEN/690-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
541 -
Feb 20, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

The EESC supports the Commission's steps to ensure basic international HVG freight transport connectivity on a temporary basis between the Union and the United Kingdom.

The EESC welcomes the fact that the proposal for a regulation under examination grants UK road haulage operators the right, until 31/12/2019, to move freely within Union territory, in compliance with the common EU rules on access to the international haulage market, and provided that Union carriers can also move freely on UK territory under fair, equal and non-discriminatory conditions of competition.

Mnenje EESO: Ensuring basic road freight connectivity after Brexit

Sprejeta on 20/02/2019
Referenca: 
ECO/490-EESC-2019-00492-00-01-AC-TRA
Plenarno zasedanje: 
541 -
Feb 20, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

The European Economic and Social Committee welcomes the Commission's proposal  to ensure the continuation of two bilateral cooperation programmes involving Ireland namely the PEACE IV (Ireland-United Kingdom) and the United Kingdom-Ireland programme, after UK's  intention to withdraw from the Union pursuant to art. 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

 

Mnenje EESO: PEACE IV - Continuation of the cooperation programmes

Sprejeta on 20/02/2019
Referenca: 
TEN/688-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
541 -
Feb 20, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

The EESC underlined repeatedly that international aviation can only assume its role as an enabler for economic growth sustainably, if highest levels of safety are maintained. Prerequisites for safety are uniform standards which are implemented by all stakeholders and monitored by empowered agencies. Brexit may jeopardise such standards and uniform application in Europe in the field of aviation safety, because the pertinent EU regulations could no longer apply to UK aviation stakeholders as of March 2019.

Mnenje EESO: Aviation safety after Brexit

Sprejeta on 20/02/2019
Referenca: 
TEN/689-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
541 -
Feb 20, 2019 Feb 21, 2019

In an – increasingly probable – "no Withdrawal Agreement" scenario, the legislation of the EU, in particular Regulation 1008/2008, would cease to apply for air services between the UK and the EU. This creates legal uncertainty, jeopardises planning stability and endangers continued connectivity for services between the UK and the EU. The EESC supports the thrust of the proposed Regulation as a contingency measure to secure basic air connectivity.

Mnenje EESO: Ensuring basic air connectivity after Brexit

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