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  • Ongoing (updated on 17/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 13/02/2024
    Referenca
    ECO/646-EESC
    Employers - GR I
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    588
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  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referenca
    ECO/640-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    590
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    The Territorial Agenda (TA) 2030 is an inter-governmental declaration with no direct legal, financial or institutional implementation instrument. The application of the Territorial Agenda 2030 relies on informal multilevel cooperation between Member States, sub-national authorities, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Committee of the Regions, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Investment Bank and other relevant players.

  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referenca
    ECO/645-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Slovakia
    Plenary session number
    591
    -
  • Ongoing (updated on 02/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 18/01/2024
    Referenca
    ECO/642-EESC
    Workers - GR II
    Germany
    Plenary session number
    590
    -

    Climate change is a matter of urgency and demands a green shift in our economies. To achieve the EU's climate targets, a profound modernisation of the capital stock is needed. This entails a massive expansion of public investments. The need for an EU-level investment fund to finance the green transition is also a matter of economic strength and sustainable competitiveness. One central element of closing the financing gap is an investment friendly reform of the EU fiscal rules. While the reform process is still ongoing and is supposed to be finished by the end of this legislature, it is already clear that the fiscal space for public investments at national level will not significantly increase with the reform.

  • Ongoing (updated on 02/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 12/12/2023
    Referenca
    ECO/639-EESC
    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.

  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024)
    Referenca
    ECO/637-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    587
    -

    Already in 2018 the European Commission has proposed a Regulation on a mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context for the programming period 2021-2027. At the time, the EESC has adopted its opinion on 19 September 2018, and the European Parliament adopted its first-reading position on the proposal in February 2019. However, the Council's working party on structural measures decided to cease work on the proposal in May 2021. In October 2022, to break the impasse and take the lead on this issue, the EP's Committee on Regional Development started drawing up a legislative-initiative report, calling on the Commission to present a new legislative proposal. The EP voted the report at its September 2023 plenary session.

  • Adopted on 13/12/2023 - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Referenca
    ECO/612-EESC-2023-2023-00848
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    583
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    One of the main conclusions of the 8th Cohesion Report is that although cohesion and convergence among regions in the European Union has improved, there are still remaining gaps especially in less developed regions related with their territorial characteristics. EU islands, mountain areas and sparsely populated areas still face many challenges on their growth and income and disparities exist.

    In these regions, there are still a lot of gaps in terms of employment and investment, social exclusion is evident and gender disparities have not diminished.

    EESC opinion: Main challenges faced by EU islands, and mountainous and sparsely populated areas
  • Adopted on 25/10/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Referenca
    ECO/626-EESC-2023
    Employers - GR I
    Latvia
    Workers - GR II
    Malta
    Plenary session number
    582
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    As committed during the negotiations on the long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission has on 20 June 2023 completed its proposal for a next generation of own resources. The package includes a new temporary statistical own resource based on company profits. The Commission  also proposes to adjust the own resources proposals based on the Emissions Trading System (ETS) and Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) compared to the original proposals from December 2021.  

    EESC opinion: Next generation of own resources
  • Ongoing (updated on 28/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 21/09/2023
    Referenca
    ECO/631-EESC
    Plenary session number
    587
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    This opinion focuses on the reform and investment measures in the Member States, in particular those based on the Country-Specific Recommendations 2023, and their implementation, in order to assess the effectiveness of these measures and the possibilities for better targeting of proposals, improved implementation and the monitoring and involvement of organised civil society in the procedures. This opinion also looks at issues concerning the ongoing reform of the EU’s economic governance rules, the central objective of which is to strengthen public debt sustainability while promoting sustainable and inclusive growth in all Member States through reforms and investment. Moreover, the opinion continues the previous consultation exercises by examining the state of the implementation of the reforms and investments provided for in the national Recovery and Resilience Plans and which are financially supported by RRF funds.

  • Adopted on 20/09/2023 - Bureau decision date: 13/06/2023
    Referenca
    ECO/625-EESC-2023-03172
    Plenary session number
    581
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    The EESC has issued key recommendations for the mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027. The Committee calls for a prompt agreement on the MFF revision still this year, to guarantee continued financial backing of Ukraine and financing the EU´s evolving political priorities. However, the EESC criticizes the proposed changes as being too limited and lacking ambition, resembling mere patches. It advocates for long-term strategies centred on fiscal sustainability, efficient resource allocation, and measures to guard against unexpected events. Civil society should be engaged for effective planning and monitoring of MFF programmes.

    EESC opinion: Mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework