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  • Adopted on 02/03/2020 - Bureau decision date: 20/03/2020
    Reference
    ECO/516-EESC-2020-01-01-01535-00-01-pac-tra
    Workers - GR II
    EESC opinion: Financial aid for Member States and countries still negotiating the terms of their accession to the EU which are seriously affected by a major public health emergency
    Position paper - Financial assistance to Member States affected by a major public health emergency
  • Adopted on 30/10/2019 - Bureau decision date: 14/05/2019
    Reference
    ECO/497-EESC-2019-01-01
    (Czech Republic
    EESC opinion: Euro area economic policy 2019 (additional opinion)
  • Adopted on 17/07/2019 - Bureau decision date: 24/01/2019
    Reference
    ECO/493-EESC-2019-01345
    Workers - GR II
    Austria

    Although considerable progress has already been made towards completing EMU, there is still a need to significantly reinforce all four of its pillars, taking care to maintain the balance between them, as neglecting one or more of these pillars could result in dangerous disparities. Resilience to crises is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for completing EMU: it also requires a positive vision, as set out in Article 3 of the EU Treaty. The EESC generally calls on the European institutions and national governments to take much more ambitious action in the context of EMU reform in order to achieve a more integrated, more democratic and socially better developed Union.

    EESC opinion: A new vision for completing the Economic and Monetary Union (own initiative opinion)
  • Adopted on 17/07/2019 - Bureau decision date: 24/01/2019
    Reference
    ECO/492-EESC-2019-01033
    Workers - GR II
    Spain

    The absence of economic and social convergence among Member States and regions is a threat to the political sustainability of the European project and all the benefits it has brought to European citizens. Developing economic and labour market resilience with economic, social, environmental and institutional sustainability should be the principle guiding policies. This will foster upwards convergence and fairness in the transition towards a climate-neutral economy while managing the challenges posed by digitalisation and demographic change.

    EESC opinion: Towards a more resilient and sustainable European economy (own initiative opinion)
    Civil Society Days 2019 - Workshop 6 Economy and democracy labour market resilient and sustainable pathway
  • Javier Doz Orrit at EP

    At a meeting of the Parliament's Committee on Budgets on 9 October, EESC member Javier Doz Orrit assured the European Parliament of the EESC's full support in the quest for a strong Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027.

  • On 15 December 2015, the President of the Committee took part in the European Parliament Conference of Committee Chairs held in Strasbourg.

    In his speech, Mr Dassis set out the EESC's positions on migration and asylum, stressing the prominent role of civil society. Turning to sustainable development and climate change, he spoke about the need for a new governance model in order to implement the UN 2030 Agenda and the Paris Protocol. 

    The EESC president also stressed the need to "parliamentarise" Economic and Monetary Union, which should listen more to civil society, and called for interinstitutional cooperation to introduce a social protocol paving the way for a levelling up of the Member States' social systems.

    Lastly, Mr Dassis emphasised that the Parliament and Committee constituted the EU's "democratic core" and that cooperation between them was crucial to strengthening participatory democracy and democracy in general.

  • Public debate on reforms for a more resilient EU economy for all in the context of the upcoming 2024 Elections for the European Parliament.

  • This public hearing is being organised as part of the preparation of the exploratory opinion ECO/630 on "Boosting long-term inclusive growth through reforms and investment" requested by the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU. It focuses on how to foster upwards social convergence and cohesion, in an economic governance framework defined around debt sustainability, productive investments and reforms. It also looks at the implications of such a framework for the European Semester and the strengthening of the European Pillar of Social Rights.

  • Debate

    The EESC is convinced that islands, mountainous regions and sparsely populated areas face significant challenges and that there is a solid legal basis that obliges the EU to take action in order to tackle these challenges. In this context, the organised civil society has an important role to play and through this debate, the aim is to find the best practices and solutions so that these regions can perform better and recover from the multiple crises. Therefore the EESC- ECO section has decided to organise this public debate in the framework of the EESC own-intiative opinion on "Main challenges that EU islands, mountain and sparsely populated areas face.

  • Insularity is considered to be a permanent and unchangeable geographical feature which involves additional costs (transport, energy, waste management, public services, necessity goods and services) that hamper the development and competitiveness of the islands, while particularly exposing them to biodiversity loss and climate change. The organised civil society has an important role to play and tackle all these challenges and through this debate. The aim is to find the best practices and solutions so that EU islands can preform better and recover from the multiple crises.