The EESC draws forward-looking conclusions from the 2019 Semester and the Committee's civil society consultations in the Member States
Europeiska ekonomiska samarbetsområdet
Europeiska ekonomiska samarbetsområdet (EES) samlar EU:s medlemsstater och de tre Eftastaterna i EES (Island, Liechtenstein och Norge) i en inre marknad som styrs av gemensamma grundläggande regler. Dessa regler syftar till att varor, tjänster, kapital och människor ska kunna röra sig fritt inom EES i en öppen och konkurrensutsatt miljö. Avtalet om Europeiska ekonomiska samarbetsområdet trädde i kraft den 1 januari 1994.
Rådgivande EES-kommittén ingår i EES avtalet (artikel 96) och inrättades 1994.
- Economic resilience and labour market resilience must go hand in hand
- Commitment to deepening EMU through stabilisation and upward convergence is crucial
- Urging Member States into contractionary fiscal stances may be problematic
The euro ranks second in the world as a reserve currency and as a currency used for fixed income securities issues and international trade transactions. However, its use internationally has yet to return to levels before the financial crisis, and its future role in the international monetary system is tied to the economic prospects of the euro area.
At its plenary session in July, the European Economic and Social Committee presented proposals for the economic agenda of the upcoming legislative period (2019-2024) and recommended that they should form the basis of a new European economic strategy. The Committee's proposals seek to develop more resilient and sustainable EU economic policies within an improved governance framework for the Economic and Monetary Union.
The 25th anniversary of the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement, in force since 1994, was the main topic of the EEA Consultative Committee meeting that took place on 23 and 24 May. This committee, which represents employers, workers and other civil society players of EEA member states, insisted on the importance of completing the internal market and taking into account its social dimension.
The 24th meeting of of the European Economic Area Consultative Committee took place in Vaduz (Liechtenstein) on 19-20 May 2016.
The members of the Committee discussed the latest developments in EEA and well as EU/EFTA issues. The Consultative Committee adopted two resolutions on the following topics:
- Labour Mobility in the EEA
- Better regulation to support businesses and protect workers in the EEA
The meeting took place on 5 and 6 June 2017 in Prague, Czech Republic. The members of the Committee discussed the latest developments in EEA as well as EU/EFTA issues. The Consultative Committee adopted two resolutions on the Digitalisation and its impact on jobs and skills and the Social dimension of the EEA and the European Pillar of Social Rights.
The members of the Committee discussed the latest developments in EEA as well as EU/EFTA issues. The Consultative Committee adopted two resolutions on:
- the social aspects of the Mobility Package ("Europe on the move")
- the work-life balance