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Adopted on 28/03/2018
Reference: 
NAT/719-EESC-2018-1688

Persistent organic pollutants ("POPs") are chemical substances that persist in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food web, and pose a risk to human health and the environment.

The aim of this proposal for a regulation is that the Commission has identified needs to update and recast the existing regulation on Persistent Organic Pollutants that dates back to 2004.

EESC opinion: Recast of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

Adopted on 14/11/2012
Reference: 
NAT/581-EESC-2012-2305
Plenary session: 
484 -
Nov 14, 2012 Nov 15, 2012

Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee on the Amendment to the Commission proposal COM(2011) 628 final/2 for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy

EESC Opinion: Common agricultural policy / Financing, management and monitoring (category C)

Adopted on 29/03/2017
Reference: 
NAT/701-EESC-2017
Plenary session: 
524 -
Mar 29, 2017 Mar 30, 2017

The EESC opinion  provides input to the Commission's proposal for a Regulation on the definition, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks, the use of the names of spirit drinks in the presentation and labelling of other foodstuffs and the protection of geographical indications for spirit drinks.

EESC opinion: Spirit drinks

Adopted on 14/07/2011
Reference: 
NAT/497-EESC-2011-1178
Plenary session: 
473 -
Jul 13, 2011 Jul 14, 2011

The EESC is strongly of the view that agriculture is an extremely important sector for the economic, social and regional development of the partnership countries. Meeting the objectives set will require favourable agricultural development. Investing in agriculture and developing the sector are also key conditions for reducing poverty in rural areas.

EESC Opinion: The Eastern Partnership and the eastern dimension of EU policies, with emphasis on agriculture

Adopted on 26/05/2016
Reference: 
NAT/677-EESC-2016-0232
Plenary session: 
517 -
May 25, 2016 May 26, 2016

In the past few years, civil society has been increasingly concerned about the environmental and social impact of food production and consumption. At the request of the Dutch EU Presidency, the EESC is preparing an exploratory opinion on how to achieve sustainable food systems in a resource-constrained world. The opinion takes a holistic and comprehensive approach, looking at the interdependence of food production and consumption as well as fostering inter-sectoral cooperation.

EESC opinion: EESC Opinion: More sustainable food systems

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