EESC Opinon on Proactive Law
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted its Opinion The proactive law approach: a further step towards better regulation at EU level (Ref. CESE 1905/2008) (MS doc) at its plenary session on 3 December 2008 by 155 votes, with no voice against it. The Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption was responsible for preparing the Committee’s work on the subject. The Rapporteur was Mr. Jorge Pegado Liz, with Helena Haapio acting as Expert.
- The Opinion (Ref. CESE 1905/2008) (MS doc) is published in all official EU-languages (MS doc).
- The Opinion is published in the Official Journal of the European Union, C 175 Volume 52 28 July 2009 (ISSN 1725-2423, available in all official EU languages) at page 26 onwards (PDF, English edition).
- A condensed version of the Opinion is presented below.
The EESC Opinion and the proactive law approach were on the Agenda of the recently held International Regulatory Reform Conference IRRC 2008 organized by the Bertelsmann Stiftung in Berlin.
- You can watch Helena Haapio’s presentation entitled A Paradigm Shift through Proactive Law? at the IRRC 2008 conference session (3.3) (video documentation, flash video-stream; the presentation begins from circa 26 minutes).
Extract from the Information Memo (MS doc), prepared upon the adoption of the Opinion at the EESC Section for the Single Market, Production and Consumption in November 2008.
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