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Commission Decision of 29 November 2019 amending Decision 2017/C 31/12 establishing the Commission Expert Group Platform on Animal Welfare (Text with EEA relevance)2019/C 405/05

C/2019/8574

OJ C 405, 2.12.2019, p. 5–5 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

Date of entry into force unknown (pending notification) or not yet in force., Date of effect: 22/12/2019

2.12.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 405/5


COMMISSION DECISION

of 29 November 2019

amending Decision 2017/C 31/12 establishing the Commission Expert Group ‘Platform on Animal Welfare’

(Text with EEA relevance)

(2019/C 405/05)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2017/C 31/12 (1) established an expert group named ‘Platform on Animal Welfare’ (‘the Platform’). The main tasks of the Platform is to assist the Commission and help to hold regular dialogue on Union matters directly related to animal welfare such as enforcement of the legislation, exchanges of scientific knowledge, innovations and good animal welfare practices.

(2)

Decision 2017/C 31/12 applies until 31 December 2019.

(3)

Within two years of its functioning, the Platform has become a widely recognised pivotal forum for keeping an open dialogue on animal welfare, sharing good practices and undertaking non-legislative initiatives, with the commitment of Member States and relevant stakeholders across the Union.

(4)

Without extension of the mandate, the Platform activities will be interrupted, which consequently will jeopardise its results. It is therefore necessary to extend the mandate of the Platform to ensure continuity of the dialogue and activities.

(5)

The period of application of Decision 2017/C 31/12 should therefore be extended by 18 months until 30 June 2021.

(6)

Decision 2017/C 31/12 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

Article 16 of Decision 2017/C 31/12 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 16

Applicability

This Decision shall apply until 30 June 2021.’

Done at Brussels, 29 November 2019.

For the Commission

Vytenis ANDRIUKAITIS

Member of the Commission


(1)  Commission Decision of 24 January 2017 establishing the Commission Expert Group ‘Platform on Animal Welfare’ (OJ C 31, 31.1.2017, p. 61).


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