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Sprejeta on 26/09/2019
Referenca: 
SOC/626-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The Commission launched a debate on an enhanced use of qualified majority voting (QMV) in social policy to render decision-making more flexible and efficient. The EESC supports the transition to QMV in the areas of non-discrimination, social security and protection of workers, as well as for employment conditions of third-country nationals.

Mnenje EESO: More efficient decision-making in social policy: Identification of areas for an enhanced move to qualified majority voting

Sprejeta on 26/09/2019
Referenca: 
REX/520-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

2019 is the year we are celebrating the ten-year anniversary of a real and living partnership – the Eastern Partnership (EaP). Over the last decade this partnership has gone through its share of difficulties. Yet, it not only endured - it developed, matured and delivered beyond what we foresaw at the beginning.

Thus after 10 years of EaP policy, it is crucial to properly evaluate the achievements and aims and reflect on the next possible steps. It is important to ensure that EaP policy connects countries and people and covers a broad area of issues, including supporting civil society, pluralism and independent media, as well as ensuring gender equality and non-discrimination. As it is likely that the policy will change its course from a one-size-fits-all to a tailor-made approach, it will be crucial to ensure that those wanting to get closer to the EU have this opportunity, adapted to their ambitions and pace.

Mnenje EESO: 10 years of Eastern Partnership: reflecting on achievements and shaping the future policy of the EaP

Sprejeta on 26/09/2019
Referenca: 
TEN/694-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

The EESC welcomes the proposal to use the passerelle clauses to establish a qualified majority in the Council and a co-decision system with the European Parliament. In this new set-up, the EESC could play an important role in supporting the trilogue and should be involved.

Mnenje EESO: New institutional framework for energy and climate policy by 2025

Sprejeta on 25/09/2019
Referenca: 
SOC/614-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

Mnenje EESO: The European Pillar of Social Rights – evaluation of the initial implementation and recommendations for the future (own-initiative opinion)

Sprejeta on 25/09/2019
Referenca: 
SOC/624-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

In this opinion, the EESC notes that the measures taken by the EU Member States to address the challenge of an ageing workforce remain isolated and their impact has not been gauged. Therefore, the EESC highlights the need for comprehensive strategies, to deal with the demographic and employment challenges in a holistically manner.

The Committee also issues concrete recommendations to encourage longer active working lives.

Mnenje EESO: The changing world of work and the longevity/ageing population - The preconditions for ageing workers to stay active in the new world of work (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

Sprejeta on 25/09/2019
Referenca: 
SOC/622-EESC-2019
Plenarno zasedanje: 
546 -
Sep 25, 2019 Sep 26, 2019

This opinion calls on the EU to develop a strategy to enhance continuous, learner-centred learning, with digitalisation and the deployment of trustworthy AI at its heart, and stresses the essential role of both public education and non-formal education to enhance  inclusiveness and active citizenship. Such a strategy requires an increased allocation of EU funds and more cooperation between policymakers, education providers, social partners and other civil society organisations.

Mnenje EESO: Digitalisation, Al and Equity - How to strenghten the EU in the global race of future skills and education, while ensuring social inclusion (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

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