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EESO v Evropi vzdržuje odnose s socialnimi partnerji in organizacijami civilne družbe na Zahodnem Balkanu, v vzhodnem sosedstvu ter državah Efte, ki so del EGP (Islandija, Lihtenštajn, Norveška) ter v Združenem kraljestvu.

Spremljevalni odbor za Zahodni Balkan, ki je stalni notranji organ EESO, je glavni instrument za usklajevanje dejavnosti EESO v tej regiji. Med dejavnosti spremljevalnega odbora sodi forum civilne družbe Zahodnega Balkana, ki poteka vsaki dve leti.

EESO sodeluje tudi dvostransko z državami Zahodnega Balkana, ki so začele pristopna pogajanja, in s Turčijo, in sicer prek specializiranih organov, ustanovljenih na podlagi pridružitvenih sporazumov med temi državami in EU: cilj teh skupnih posvetovalnih odborov je vključiti socialne partnerje in organizacije civilne družbe v spremljanje predpristopnih in reformnih procesov za morebitno članstvo v EU. Vsak organ je sestavljen iz enakega števila članov iz EESO in partnerske države ter se običajno sestane enkrat ali dvakrat na leto.

EESO je ustanovil tudi spremljevalni odbor za vzhodno sosedstvo, ki je notranji organ za krepitev odnosov s civilno družbo v državah v tej regiji, tj. v Armeniji, Azerbajdžanu, Belorusiji, Gruziji, Moldaviji in Ukrajini.

Glavni mehanizmi sodelovanja z Armenijo, Gruzijo, Moldavijo in Ukrajino so platforme civilne družbe, ki organizacijam civilne družbe iz EU in partnerskih držav omogočajo spremljanje izvajanja sporazumov teh držav z EU in pripravo priporočil ustreznim organom. Ukrajina in Moldavija sta leta 2022 postali tudi državi kandidatki.

Odnosi z Belorusijo in Rusijo se razvijajo s tistimi organizacijami civilne družbe, ki še vedno delujejo svobodno in imajo večinoma sedež na ozemlju EU. EESO meni, da je med čakanjem na boljše pogoje v prihodnosti pomembno ohranjati dialog.

Evropski gospodarski prostor (EGP) na skupnem trgu, na katerem veljajo ista osnovna pravila, združuje države članice EU ter tri države EGP-EFTA (Islandija, Lihtenštajn in Norveška). EESO je del posvetovalnega odbora za Evropski gospodarski prostor, v katerem s predstavniki socialnih partnerjev iz držav EFTA, ki so del EGP, razpravlja o vprašanjih skupnega interesa.

EESO ima tudi spremljevalni odbor EU-Združeno kraljestvo, ki je pristojen za spremljanje odnosov med EU in Združenim kraljestvom Velike Britanije in Severne Irske z vidika civilne družbe. Njegovo delo se osredotoča zlasti na izvajanje sporazuma o izstopu med EU in Združenim kraljestvom ter Protokola o Irski in Severni Irski, o katerih trenutno razpravlja z organizacijami civilne družbe iz Združenega kraljestva, ter na izvajanje sporazuma o trgovini in sodelovanju med EU in Združenim kraljestvom, v zvezi s katerim spremljevalni odbor EU-Združeno kraljestvo sodeluje z notranjo svetovalno skupino EU v okviru tega sporazuma.

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    • Chapter 27 of the accession negotiations – Environment and climate change
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