15.1.2013   

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Official Journal of the European Union

C 11/85


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (Recast)’

COM(2012) 403 final — 2012/0196 (COD)

2013/C 11/20

On 11 September 2012 the European Parliament and on 12 September the Council decided to consult the European Economic and Social Committee, under Article 192(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, on the

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein

(Recast)

COM(2012) 403 final — 2012/0196 (COD).

Since the Committee endorses the content of the proposal, it decided, at its 484th plenary session of 14 and 15 November 2012 (meeting of 14 November 2012), with 151 votes in favour and 5 abstentions, to issue an opinion endorsing the proposed text.

Brussels, 14 November 2012.

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Staffan NILSSON