27.7.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 200/19


COUNCIL DECISION

of 24 July 2012

appointing a Finnish member of the European Economic and Social Committee

(2012/438/EU)

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 302 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal of the Finnish Government,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

On 13 September 2010 the Council adopted Decision 2010/570/EU, Euratom appointing the members of the European Economic and Social Committee for the period from 21 September 2010 to 20 September 2015 (1).

(2)

A member’s seat on the European Economic and Social Committee has become vacant following the end of the term of office of Mr Reijo PAANANEN,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Mr Pekka RISTELÄ, Advisor on International Affairs of SAK (Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions), is hereby appointed as a member of the European Economic and Social Committee for the remainder of the current term of office, which runs until 20 September 2015.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption.

Done at Brussels, 24 July 2012.

For the Council

The President

A. D. MAVROYIANNIS


(1)  OJ L 251, 25.9.2010, p. 8.