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Pågående (updated on 21/10/2021)
Dokumentreferens: 
ECO/556-EESC-2021
Plenarsession: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EESC strongly believes in the importance of the next Semester cycle as a key instrument for implementing the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

However, it is still concerned about the lack of clarity in most Member States as regards their National Recovery and Resilience Plan governance systems and the distribution of responsibilities for their implementation.

The EESC would also draw attention to the need to measure progress in implementation, for which good monitoring indicators are needed; in this connection it welcomes the "Recovery and Resilience Scoreboard" initiative.

Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for a strong industrial policy to avoid dependence on other economic zones for many products and services.

Pågående (updated on 21/10/2021)
Dokumentreferens: 
ECO/567-EESC-2021

The Commission intends to renew its strategic partnership with the outermost regions, adapting it to the EU priorities on green and digital transition for a stronger recovery after the coronavirus pandemic. The new Communication is expected to be published in April 2022. In this context, the forthcoming French EU Presidency, aims to conclude together with the other EU Member States this new strategic approach to the outermost regions for a green, digital and fair recovery.

Informationsmeddelande: The benefits of the outermost regions for the Union

Pågående (updated on 21/10/2021)
Dokumentreferens: 
INT/954-EESC-2021
Plenarsession: 
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Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

The EESC endorses the Commission proposal and agrees that action must be taken to bolster the instruments safeguarding the EU market and its businesses. This will entail plugging a gap in the legislative framework as regards competition, trade and public procurement with a view to guaranteeing fair competition which is not distorted by foreign subsidies. Some aspects of the intrinsically complex and far-reaching legislative mechanism need to be further refined.

EESK:s yttrande: Foreign subsidies distorting the internal market

Pågående (updated on 21/10/2021)
Dokumentreferens: 
INT/944-EESC-2021-02922-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarsession: 
564 -
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

Micro enterprises and SMEs (MSME) in all fields need good conditions to survive the health and economic crisis and unlock their potential so that they can grow and create jobs. This opinion examines alternatives to address the administrative ("paper tax") burden on MSMEs, particularly in view of current transparency and disclosure measures to achieve the EU's social and environmental objectives.

EESK:s yttrande: Reconciling ambitious sustainable and social objectives with an enabling environment for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises

Pågående (updated on 21/10/2021)
Dokumentreferens: 
INT/963-EESC-2021-04727-00-00-AC-TRA
Plenarsession: 
564 -
Oct 20, 2021 Oct 21, 2021

In its opinion, the EESC supports the European Commission's proposal, given its major socio-economic importance for the region. The maintaining of the suspension of customs duties on imports of industrial products, as well as the extension of the product categories it covers, is considered to be beneficial for the Canary Islands' economy, which has suffered particular economic damage in comparison with other EU regions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in relation to domestic GDP volume.

EESK:s yttrande: Proposal for a Council Regulation temporarily suspending autonomous Common Customs Tariff duties on imports of certain industrial products into the Canary Islands.

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