6.4.2011   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 107/77


Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the ‘Proposal for a Council Decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States’

COM(2011) 6 final — 2011/0007 (CNS)

2011/C 107/20

On 26 January 2011 the Council decided to consult the European Economic and Social Committee, under Article 148 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, on the

Proposal for a Council decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States

COM(2011) 6 final — 2011/0007 (CNS).

Since the Committee endorses the contents of the proposal and has already set out its views on the subject in its earlier opinion CESE 763/2010, adopted on 27 May 2010 (1), it decided, at its 469th plenary session of 16 and 17 February 2011 (meeting of 16 February), by 119 votes to none with three abstentions, to issue an opinion endorsing the proposed text and to refer to the position it had taken in the above-mentioned document.

Brussels, 16 February 2011.

The President of the European Economic and Social Committee

Staffan NILSSON


(1)  EESC opinion on Employment policy guidelines, OJ C 21, p. 66 of 21.1.2011.