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550th plenary session: meeting of the Workers’ Group, Brussel

Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen
datum 19 februari 2020 09:30 - 13:00
plaats Brussel, België
locatie Delors (JDE) Toon locatie
aanwezigen M. (Margaritis) Schinas e.a.
organisatie Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)

Invitation Gr II meeting February 2020


European Economic and Social Committee


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

Tel.: +32 2 546 97 70





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 19 February 2020 from 9.30 a.m., in room JDE 62.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Statement by the president
  • Preparations for the plenary session
  • New work - on Friday 14 February 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 18 February (Brussels time).
  • Briefing on
  • Bureau meeting
  • CAF meeting
  • COCOM meeting
  • Quaestors' 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 GASP

    Tabling of amendments

    Amendments must be tabled by 5 p.m. on Monday 17 February at the latest, so that they can be translated into all languages.


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    Interpreting requested






    Interpreting obtained






    (interpreting arrangements subject to modification)

    Document submitted for translation: 6 February 2020


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  • Opinions discussed and voted on at section meetings
    • ECO/502 - Annual Growth Survey 2020

    Rapporteur working alone: Mr DI FAZIO Tommaso (GRIII)

    2 amendments tabled by Mr Cabra De Luna were accepted as compromises.

    The draft opinion was adopted with 72 votes in favour and 2 abstentions.

    • ECO/503 - Euro area economic policy 2020

    Rapporteur: Mr ZAHRADNÍK Petr (GRI)

    9 amendments tabled. 6 by Mr Doz Orrit (3 accepted as tabled, 2 as compromises and 1 withdrawn) and 3 by Mrs Vorbach (all accepted as tabled).

    The draft opinion was adopted with 77 votes in favour and 6 abstentions.

    Amendments announced to the plenary by Mr De Buck.

    Mrs Vorbach was member of the drafting group.

  • Debates and events
    • Debate: The Future of Work and the European Pillar of Social Rights with Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organisation, on Wednesday 19 February at 3 p.m.
    • Debate: European Migration Policy, Skills Agenda and Education with Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission - Promoting our European Way of Life, on Wednesday 19 February at 4 p.m. (tbc)
    • Debate: Presentation of the European Commission work programme and the multiannual political priorities for 2019-2024 with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission - Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, on Thursday 20 February at 10.30 a.m.
    • Presentation of the European Citizens' Initiative Eat ORIGINal with Roberto Moncalvo, representative of the ECI members' committee (tbc)


    EESC-2020-00656-00-00-CONVPOJ-TRA (EN) 6/6



Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC)

In het Europees Economisch en Sociaal Comité (EESC) zitten mensen uit allerlei organisaties in de maatschappij, zoals bedrijven, vakbonden en milieugroepen. Het comité is in 1957 opgericht.


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