16.12.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 451/157


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Directive 93/5/EEC of 25 February 1993 on assistance to the Commission and cooperation by the Member States in the scientific examination of questions relating to food’

COM(2014) 246 final — 2014/0132 COD

(2014/C 451/26)

On 22 May 2014, the Council decided to consult the European Economic and Social Committee, under Article 114 of the TFEU, on the:

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Directive 93/5/EEC of 25 February 1993 on assistance to the Commission and cooperation by the Member States in the scientific examination of questions relating to food.

COM(2014) 246 final — 2014/0132 COD.

Since the Committee unreservedly endorses the contents of the proposal and has already set out its views on the subject in its opinion CES 404/2001 — 2000/0286 COD, adopted on 28 March 2001 (1), it decided, at its 500th plenary session of 9 and 10 July 2014 (meeting of 9 July), by 185 votes to 1 with 2 abstentions, not to draw up a new opinion on the subject, but to refer to the position it had taken in the above-mentioned document.

Brussels, 9 July 2014.

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Henri MALOSSE


(1)  ESC opinion NAT/099 on the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Authority, and laying down procedures in matters of food safety, 2001/C 155, page 32-38 of 29 May 2001.