19.8.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 211/46


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission, Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds’

COM(2008) 105 final — 2008/0038 (COD)

(2008/C 211/13)

On 10 March 2008 the Council decided to consult the European Economic and Social Committee, under Article 175(1) of the Treaty establishing the European Community, on the

Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission, Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds.

Since the Committee unreservedly endorses the contents of the proposal and has already set out its views on the subject in its earlier opinion, adopted on 25 May 1977 (1) and the opinion adopted on the 14 September 1994 (2), it decided, at its 444th plenary session, held on 22 and 23 April 2008 (meeting of 22 April 2008), by 143 votes in favour and 5 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 Council Directive on bird conservation’ — OJ C 152, 29.6.1977, p. 3.

(2)  Opinion on the ‘Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds (94/C 393/19)’ — OJ C 393, 31.12.1994, p. 93.