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(2016) 71 final - 2016/43 (NLE))

20.7.2016
Official Journal of the European Union
C 264/134

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(2016) 71 final — 2016/43 (NLE))

(2016/C 264/18)
On 24 February 2016 the Council decided to consult the European Economic and Social Committee, under Article 148(2) 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(2016) 71 final — 2016/43 (NLE))
Since the Committee has already set out its views on the content of the proposal in question in its earlier opinion on employment guidelines (EESC-2015-01167-00-02-AC-TRA) adopted on 27 May 2015 (*), it decided, at its 516th plenary session of 27 and 28 April 2016 (meeting of 27 April 2016), by 220 votes to 1 with 7 abstentions, not to draw up a new opinion on the subject, but to refer to the position it had taken in the abovementioned documents.
Brussels, 27 April 2016.
The President of the European Economic and Social Committee
Georges DASSIS
(*) EESC Opinion SOC/519 on the proposal for a Council Decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (COM(2015) 098 final — 2015/0051 (NLE)) (OJ C 332, 8.10.2015, p. 68).
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