19.8.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 211/47


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 (laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies) as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission’

COM(2008) 53 final — 2008/0030 (COD)

(2008/C 211/14)

On 22 February 2008 the Council decided to consult the European Economic and Social Committee, under Article 152(4)(b) of the Treaty establishing the European Community, on the

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 (laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies) as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission.

Since the Committee unreservedly endorses the contents of the proposal and has already set out its views on the subject in its earlier opinions, adopted on the 7 July 1999 (1) and on 9 March 2005 (2), it decided, at its 444th plenary session, held on 22 and 23 April 2008 (meeting of 22 April 2008), by 154 votes in favour and 2 abstentions to issue an opinion endorsing the proposal and to refer to the position it had taken in the above-mentioned documents.

The opinion of the Committee on the regulatory procedure with scrutiny is currently under preparation [COM(2007) 741 final, COM(2007) 822 final, COM(2007) 824 final and COM(2008) 71 final].

 

Brussels, 22 April 2008.

The President

of the European Economic and Social Committee

Dimitris DIMITRIADIS


(1)  Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation laying down rules for the prevention and control of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies’ — OJ C 258, 10 September 1999, p. 19.

(2)  Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathiesCOM(2004) 775 final’ — OJ C 234, 22.9.2005, p. 26-27.