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546th plenary session: meeting of the Workers’ Group, Brussel

Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
datum 25 september 2019 09:30 - 13:00
plaats Brussel, België
locatie Delors (JDE) Toon locatie
aanwezigen V. (Valdis) Dombrovskis, (Jorge) Pegado Liz, E. (Emily) O'Reilly, D. (David-Maria) Sassoli e.a.
organisatie Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)

Invitation Gr II meeting September 2019

 

European Economic and Social Committee

 

Rue Belliard/Belliardstraat 99 — 1040 Bruxelles/Brussel — BELGIQUE/BELGIË

Tel.: +32 2 546 87 83 - Fax: +32 2 546 97 55

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GROUP II

INVITATION

 

Subject: Group II meeting

Dear colleagues,

You are warmly invited to attend the Group II meeting to be held at the EESC headquarters on Wednesday 25 September 2019 from 9.30 a.m., in room JDE 51.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Statement by the president
  • Short debate on new Commission
  • Preparations for the plenary session
  • New work - on Friday 20 September at 3 p.m. at the latest (Brussels time), you will receive an email message from "Agora" informing you that the consultation is open. The deadline for submitting applications is 11 a.m. on Tuesday 24 September (Brussels time).
  • Briefing on
  • Bureau meeting
  • CAF meeting
  • Quaestors' meeting
  • COCOM meeting
  • Work in progress: if you encounter any difficulties in study group work, please inform the Group II secretariat as soon as possible.

    Please note that the plenary session will be held in the European Commission's Charlemagne building, room S3.

    Tabling of amendments

    Amendments must be tabled by 5 p.m. on Monday 23 September at the latest, so that they can be translated into all languages.

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    Interpreting

    Interpreting requested

     

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    CS/DE/EL/EN/FR/IT/PL/PT/RO/SK/SL

    Interpreting obtained

     

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    ES/CS/DA/DE/EL/EN/FR/HR/IT/LV/LT/HU/NL/PL/PT/RO/SK/SL/SV

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    CS/DE/EL/EN/FR/IT/PL/PT/RO/SK/SL

    (interpreting arrangements subject to modification)

    Document submitted for translation: 12 September 2019

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    PREPARATIONS FOR THE PLENARY SESSION

  • Opinions discussed and voted on at section meetings
    • INT/886 - Better Regulation stocktaking (Communication)

    Rapporteur: Denis Meynent (GRII)

    President: Bernd Dittmann (GRI)

    7 amendments tabled by Mr Pegado Liz (3 accepted as tabled, 4 as compromises).

    The draft opinion was adopted with 93 votes in favour and 3 abstentions (Mr De Lotto, Mr Moisio, Mr García Del Riego).

    The following were members of the study group: Mr Larghi, Mr Zorko.

    • INT/888 - Motor vehicles - emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles - repair and maintenance information (amendment)

    Rapporteur working alone: Jorge Pegado Liz (GRIII)

    The draft opinion was adopted with 71 votes in favour and 6 abstentions (Mr Mareels, Mr Pietkiewicz, Mr Pilawski 2x, Mr Walker, Mr Dittmann).

    • SOC/614 - The European Pillar of Social Rights - evaluation of the initial implementation and recommendations for the future (own-initiative opinion)

    Rapporteur: Bernd Schlüter (GRIII)

    Co-rapporteur: Cinzia Del Rio (GRII)

    President: Vladimíra Drbalová (GRI)

    55 amendments tabled together by Mr Ahtela, Mr Pilawski, Mr Soete, Mr Stoev, Mr Ardhe and Ms Drbalová. They were voted "en block" and rejected (29 in favour, 62 against, 2 abstentions).

    The draft opinion was adopted with 66 votes in favour, 21 votes against (Mr Jonuška, Mr Lasiauskas, Mr Pilawski, Mr Ardhe, Mr Ahtela, Mr Reding, Mr Blijlevens, Mr Walker, Mr Soete, Mr Dimitriadis, Mr Edelényi, Mr Floria 2x, Ms Drbalová, Ms Bontea 2x, Ms Ekenger, Ms Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala 2x, Ms Schweng 2x) and 5 abstentions (Mr Manoliu, Mr Moisio, Mr Petersen, Ms Päärendson, Ms Pari).

    The following were members of the study group: Ms Götz, Mr O'Connor, Ms Salis-Madinier.

    • SOC/615 - Implementation of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration based on EU values (own-initiative opinion)

    Rapporteur: Mr José Antonio Moreno Díaz (GRII)

    President: Mr Séamus Boland (GRIII)

    2 amendments tabled by the rapporteur were accepted.

    The draft opinion was adopted with 70 votes in favour, 2 votes against (Mr Soete, Ms Yannakoudakis) and 1 abstention (Mr Balon).

    The following were members of the study group: Mr Iuliano, Ms Petraitienė.

    • SOC/622 - Digitalisation, Al and Equity - How to strengthen the EU in the global race of future skills and education, while ensuring social inclusion (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

    Rapporteur: Tellervo Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala (GRI)

    Co-rapporteur: Giulia Barbucci (GRII)

    President: Rudolf Kolbe (GRIII)

    10 amendments tabled by Ms Barbucci (5 accepted as tabled, 5 as compromises).

    The draft opinion was adopted with 71 votes in favour, 3 votes against (Mr Blijlevens 2x, Ms Heinisch) and 2 abstentions (Mr Lasiauskas, Mr Soete).

    The following were members of the study group: Ms Batut, Ms Muller, Mr Penttinen.

    • SOC/623 - Summary of the costs and benefits of Investments in occupational safety and health (OSH) (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

    Rapporteur: Adam Rogalewski (GRII)

    Co-rapporteur: Ana Bontea (GRI)

    President: Teresa Tiszbierek (GRIII)

    5 amendments tabled together by Mr Blijlevens, Mr Edelényi, Mr Novotný, Ms Bontea, Ms Drbalová (3 accepted as tabled, 2 rejected).

    The draft opinion was adopted with 88 votes in favour and 2 abstentions (Mr Novotný, Mr Strautmanis).

    Possible amendment at plenary session.

    The following were members of the study group: Mr Kokalov, Mr Weltner.

    • SOC/624 - The changing world of work and the longevity/ageing population - The preconditions for ageing workers to stay active in the new world of work (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Finnish Presidency)

    Rapporteur: Irinel Eduard Floria (GRI)

    Co-rapporteur: Vladimír Báleš (GRIII)

    President: Andrej Zorko (GRII)

    2 amendments tabled by Mr Soete were accepted.

    The draft opinion was adopted with 60 votes in favour and 1 abstention (Ms Anča).

    The following were members of the study group: Ms Babrauskienė, Mr Dandea, Ms Del Rio.

    • SOC/626 - More efficient decision-making in social policy: Identification of areas for an enhanced move to qualified majority voting

    Rapporteur: Christian Bäumler (GRII)

    President: Teresa Tiszbierek (GRIII)

    23 amendments tabled together by Mr Ahtela, Mr Lasiauskas, Mr Blijlevens, Mr Lustenhouwer, Ms Bontea, M s Drbalová (5 accepted as tabled, 3 as compromises, 15 rejected).

    The draft opinion was adopted with 74 votes in favour, 25 votes against (Mr Ahtela, Mr Ardhe, Mr Blijlevens, Ms Bontea 2x, Ms Drbalová, Mr Edelényi, Mr Floria 2x, Mr Ivanov, Mr Jonuška, Mr Kropp, Ms Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala 2x, Mr Lasiauskas, Mr McLoughlin, Mr Novotný, Ms Päärendson, Mr Pilawski, Ms Martinović Džamonja, Ms Spragg Nilsson, Ms Škrabalo, Ms Schweng 2x, Mr Walker) and 5 abstentions (Mr Moisio, Mr Moos, Mr Petersen, Ms Sharma, Ms Zvolská).

    The following were members of the study group: Ms Milićević-Pezelj, Ms Nygren, Mr O'Connor, Mr Rogalewski, Mr Röpke.

    • NAT/760 - Reflection Paper "Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030"

    Rapporteur: Cillian Lohan (GRIII)

    Co-rapporteur: Peter Schmidt (GRII)

    President: Tellervo Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala (GRI)

    17 amendments presented. 5 together by Mr Lohan, Mr Mesker, Mr Schmidt and Ms Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala (1 accepted as tabled, 4 as compromises), 5 by Mr Ribbe (all accepted as tabled), 5 together by Ms Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala, Ms Dubravská, Mr Back, Mr Mavrommatis, Mr Mesker, Mr Puech d'Alissac, Mr Riemer, Mr Tiainen (1 accepted as tabled, 4 rejected) and 2 by Mr Mesker (1 accepted as a compromise, 1 withdrawn).

    The draft opinion was adopted with 61 votes in favour, 3 votes against (Mr Ardhe, Mr Back, Ms Dubravská) and 2 abstentions (Mr Samm, Mr Tiainen).

    The following were members of the study group: Ms Kállay, Mr Larghi, Mr Mitov, Ms Nikolopoulou.

    • NAT/764 - Developing synergies across different circular economy roadmaps (own-initiative opinion)

    Rapporteur: Cillian Lohan (GRIII)

    President: Veselin Mitov (GRII)

    The draft opinion was adopted with 65 votes in favour.

    Mr Fatovic was a member of the study group.

    • NAT/776 - Social dimension of fisheries (Exploratory opinion Commission)

    Rapporteur: Gabriel Sarró Iparraguirre (GRIII)

    President: Georgi Stoev (GRI)

    7 amendments presented by Ms Jelić (4 accepted as tabled, 3 as compromises).

    The draft opinion was adopted with 52 votes in favour and 5 abstentions (Mr Boland, Ms Gardias, Ms Raunemaa, Mr Ribbe, Ms Willems).

    Ms Savigny announced amendments to the plenary session.

    The following were members of the study group: Mr Fatovic, Ms Gardias.

    • TEN/694 - New institutional framework for energy and climate policy by 2025

    Rapporteur: Baiba Miltoviča (GRIII)

    Co-rapporteur: Dumitru Fornea (GRII)

    President: Antonello Pezzini (GRI)

    The draft opinion was adopted with 75 votes in favour, 7 votes against (Mr Lustenhower, Mr Ribbe, Ms Teder, Mr Catsambis, Mr Basáñez Villaluenga, Mr Potyrala, Mr Buffetaut) and 8 abstentions (Mr Kattnig, Ms Kylä-Harakka-Ruonala 2x, Mr Ladefoged, Mr Pegado Liz, Mr Pietkiewicz, Mr Samm, Mr Sõrmus).

    Amendments are expected at the plenary session.

    The following were members of the study group: Ms Barbucci, Mr Kluge, Ms Nikolopoulou.

    • TEN/697 - Social dimension of aviation (report)

    Rapporteur: Raymond Hencks (GRII)

    President: Thomas Kropp (GRI)

    The draft opinion was adopted unanimously.

    The following were members of the study group: Ms Buzek; Mr Mayer; Mr Quarez.

    • TEN/698 - Bilateral road transport agreements between Switzerland-Germany and Switzerland-Italy

    Rapporteur working alone: Antonello Pezzini (GRI)

    The draft opinion was adopted with 69 votes in favour and 1 abstention (Mr Lustenhouwer).

    • TEN/699 - Guidance on the free flow of non-personal data (Communication)

    Rapporteur working alone: Laure Batut (GRII)

    The draft opinion was adopted with 77 votes in favour, 2 votes against (Mr Pilawski, Mr Buffetaut) and 3 abstentions (Mr Pegado Liz, Mr Ramos, Mr Burns).

    Amendments are expected at the plenary session.

    • REX/520 - 10 years of Eastern Partnership: reflecting on achievements and shaping the future policy of the EaP (own initiative opinion)

    Rapporteur: Ms Indrė Vareikytė (GRIII)

    President: Mr Gintaras Morkis (GRI)

    9 amendments were tabled by Mr Morkis (5 accepted, 4 rejected).

    The draft opinion was adopted with 47 votes in favour, 1 vote against (Mr Maurício de Carvalho) and 4 abstentions (Mr Puxeu Rocamora, Mr Wagnsonner, Mr Barceló Delgado, Ms Bontea).

    The following were members of the study group: Mr Adamczyk, Mr De Leeuw, Ms Nygren, Ms Salis-Madinier.

    • REX/521 - International Trade and Tourism - A Global Agenda for Sustainable Development (own-initiative opinion)

    Rapporteur: Alfred Gajdosik (GRIII)

    President: Paulo Barros Vale (GRI)

    2 amendments tabled. 1 from Mr Schmidt and 1 from Mr Epistithiou (both accepted).

    The draft opinion was adopted with 37 votes in favour and 1 abstention (Mr Thurner).

    The following were members of the study group: Mr Epistithiou, Mr Schmidt.

  • Debates and events
    • Presentation of the review of the activities of the European Ombudsman, with Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman on Wednesday 25 September at 3 p.m.
    • Presentation of the priorities of the European Parliament, with David Maria Sassoli, President of the European Parliament (to be confirmed)
    • Debate on the completion of the European Monetary Union and the state of play of the European Semester, with Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission with responsibility for the Euro and Social Dialogue, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, and Christian Ebeke, Deputy Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund to the European Union, Tuomas Saarenheimo, Permanent Under-Secretary for International Affairs and Financial Markets at the Finnish Ministry of Finance, and Louka Katseli, former Greek Minister for the Economy, Competitiveness and the Merchant Navy on Thursday 26 September (time to be confirmed)
    • European Citizens' Initiative "End the Cage Age" (to be confirmed).

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    EESC-2019-04000-00-00-CONVPOJ-TRA (EN) 13/131


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