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Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Directive 2001/110/EC relating to honey

Abstract

The aim of the proposal to amend Directive 2001/110/EC relating to honey is to: (a) align the existing Commission implementing powers with the provisions laid down in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFUE); and (b) in the context of the judgment of the Court of Justice in case C-442/092, and, without prejudice to the application of Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed to honey containing genetically modified (GM) pollen, clarify explicitly the status of pollen as a constituent particular to honey rather than an ingredient of honey. The proposal aims to align the existing Commission implementing powers in Directive 2001/110/EC to the differentiation between delegated and implementing powers of the Commission introduced by Articles 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFUE) and to confer additional delegated powers on the Commission.

Process

Commission Status

21/09/2012 Proposal Adopted by European Commission
Next Action: A copy of the proposal will be sent to the European Parliament and Council

EU Parliament Status

21/09/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action: Will be allocated to relevant Parliamentary Committee(s)

Council Status

21/09/2012 Received from Commission
Next Action: It will be allocated to a committee for discussion

Additional Comments

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