19.8.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 211/45


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Adaptation to the regulatory procedure with scrutiny — Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission’

COM(2008) 104 final — 2008/0042 (COD)

(2008/C 211/12)

On 17 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 Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein 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 opinion, adopted on the 26 May 1992 (1), it decided, at its 444th plenary session, held on 22 and 23 April 2008 (meeting of 22 April 2008), by 146 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 on the Proposal for a Council Regulation (EEC) laying down provisions with regard to possession of and trade in specimen of species of wild fauna and floraOJ C 223, 31.8.1992, p. 19.