Opinions

  • V pripravi (updated on 27/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Referenca
    NAT/935-EESC
    Plenary session number
    591
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  • V pripravi (updated on 27/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referenca
    INT/1054-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Latvia
    Plenary session number
    591
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    The EESC is expected to contribute to the mid-term evaluation of the Digital Europe Programme by assessing its implementation in selected key capacity areas through the analysis of national stakeholders' contributions and the application of the 3 main criteria: effectiveness, relevance, inclusion of civil society and its added value.

  • V pripravi (updated on 26/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referenca
    SOC/791-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    European Works Councils (EWCs) are information and consultation bodies which ensure that employees are involved in decisions related to transnational issues. They concern companies with over 1,000 employees operating in at least two EU or European Economic Area countries. The current Directive 2009/38/EC sets out the procedures for establishing EWCs and informing and consulting them on transnational matters. The proposed revision aims to strengthen the role of EWCs by facilitating their creation, promoting more meaningful information and consultation, and ensuring they have the necessary capacity to carry out their work. It also seeks to improve the gender balance of EWCs.

    EESC section opinion: Revision of the European Works Council Directive
  • V pripravi (updated on 26/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referenca
    SOC/792-EESC-2024
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Romania
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    588
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    EESC section opinion: No place for hate: a Europe united against hatred
  • V pripravi (updated on 25/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referenca
    SOC/793-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Workers - GR II
    Hungary
    Plenary session number
    588
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    EESC section opinion: Vaccine preventable cancers
  • V pripravi (updated on 25/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referenca
    ECO/639-EESC-2024-2024-00535
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
    -

    The European Council of December 2023 discussed the EU enlargement policy, including the stabilisation and association process and next steps in this respect. The enlargement policy will be one of the top priorities for the next coming years. One of the most important aspects of the enlargement process will be the cohesion policy and the structural funds.

    The need for a structural policy to be applied following enlargement is justified both by the external necessity of reducing the gap between the applicant countries and the EU average and by the internal necessity of combating increasing disparities amongst and within accession countries.

    EESC section opinion: The role of cohesion policy in upcoming rounds of EU enlargement
  • V pripravi (updated on 24/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 19/03/2024
    Referenca
    INT/1069-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    590
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    This is an exploratory opinion requested by the upcoming Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

  • V pripravi (updated on 24/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 24/10/2023
    Referenca
    NAT/918-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    588
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    EESC opinion NAT/918 - Revision of the animal welfare legislation

    EESC section opinion: Revision of the animal welfare legislation
  • V pripravi (updated on 24/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 16/01/2024
    Referenca
    NAT/931-EESC-2024
    Employers - GR I
    Finland
    Plenary session number
    588
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    EESC section opinion: EU climate target for 2040
  • V pripravi (updated on 24/05/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referenca
    NAT/928-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    591
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