31.5.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 173/82


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 87/217/EEC of the Council, Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Directive 2009/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Regulation (EU) No 1257/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Council Directive 86/278/EEC and Directive 94/63/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards procedural rules in the field of environmental reporting and repealing Council Directive 91/692/EEC

(COM(2016) 789 final — 2016/0394 COD)

(2017/C 173/14)

Consultation

European Parliament, 13 February 2017

Council of the European Union, 20 February 2017

Legal basis

Article 192(1) and 304 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

Section responsible

Section for Agriculture, Rural Development and the Environment

Adopted at plenary

22 February 2017

Plenary session No

523

Outcome of vote

(for/against/abstentions)

178/1/2

Since the Committee endorses the contents of the proposal and has already set out its views on the subject in its earlier Opinion 1491/90 adopted on 18 December 1990 (*1), it decided, at its 523rd plenary session of 22 and 23 February 2017 (meeting of 22 February 2017), by 178 votes to 1 with 2 abstentions, to issue an opinion endorsing the proposed text and to refer to the position it had taken in the abovementioned document.

Brussels, 22 February 2017.

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Georges DASSIS


(*1)  EESC Opinion 1491/90 on the proposal for a Council Directive harmonizing and rationalizing reports on the implementation of certain Directives relating to the environment (OJ C 60, 8.3.1991, p. 15).