Employers of Poland take part in the meetings of the European Economic and Social Committee. It is an advisory body to the most important EU institutions. This means that we influence the decisions of the European Union.
On 10th March there was a 135th meeting of the Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Janusz Pietkiewicz, Vice President of the Employers of Poland represented the organization. Two draft opinions were adopted during the meeting:
- on delivering the internal electricity market and making the most of public intervention;
- on the proposal concerning the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Seafarers amending Directives 2008/94/EC, 2009/38/EC, 2002/14/EC, 98/59/EC and 2001/23/EC.
The Employers’ of Poland main concern was for the draft opinion on the internal market in electricity to be adopted because they had a substantial contribution to drafting this position.
The opinion will be adopted by EESC at the next plenary session on 25th-26th March.
EESC is an advisory body which issues opinions on legislative changes prepared by the EU institutions - such as the European Commission, the EU Council and the EU Parliament. By participating in the deliberations of the Committee we have influence on decisions taken by the EU.