25.8.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 281/3


COMMISSION DECISION

of 22 August 2017

to replace two members of the REFIT Platform Stakeholder group

(2017/C 281/03)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Commission Decision C(2015) 3261 of 19 May 2015 establishing the REFIT Platform, and in particular Article 4 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision C(2015) 3261 final establishing the REFIT Platform (hereinafter ‘the Platform’) provides in Article 4 that the Platform will comprise a ‘Government group’ and a ‘Stakeholder group’ and that the members of the Stakeholder group shall consist of up to 20 experts, two of them representing the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions and the rest from business, including from SMEs, and from social partners and civil society organisations having direct experience in the application of Union legislation. The experts in the stakeholder group shall be appointed in their personal capacity or to represent a common interest shared by a number of stakeholders.

(2)

The Decision provides in Article 4.4 that the Commission, on a proposal from the First Vice-President of the Commission, shall appoint members of the Stakeholder group selected from applicants having direct experience in the application of Union legislation, who have responded to the call for applications. The appointments shall ensure, to the extent possible, a balanced representation of the various sectors, interests and regions of the Union and gender. Article 4.5 of the Decision provides that Members shall be appointed until 31 October 2019. Pursuant to Article 4.6 of the Decision, Members who resign may be replaced for the reminder of their term of office.

(3)

Commission Decision C(2015) 9063 of 16 December 2015 appointing the Members of the Stakeholder group of the REFIT Platform provides that, should any Member of the Stakeholder group cease to be a Member during the term of office of the Platform, the First Vice-President may nominate a replacement from the initial list of candidates who responded to the call for expressions of interest to become Member of the Stakeholder group.

(4)

Following the resignation of Mr Jean Naslin and Ms Magda Stoczkiewicz as Members of the Stakeholder group as of 5 April 2017 and 8 June 2017, the First Vice-President of the Commission has nominated Mr Jan Oravec and Mrs Cécile Toubeau to replace Mr Jean Naslin and Ms Magda Stoczkiewicz for the rest of their term of office,

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Sole Article

Mr Jan Oravec and Mrs Cécile Toubeau are appointed Members of the Stakeholder group of the REFIT Platform until 31 October 2019.

In the Annex to Commission Decision C(2015) 9063, the references to Mr Jean Naslin and Ms Magda Stoczkiewicz are replaced by the references to Mr Oravec and Mrs Toubeau spelled out in the Annex to the present decision.

Done at Brussels, 22 August 2017.

For the Commission

Christos STYLIANIDES

Member of the Commission


ANNEX

Name

Nationality

Representing a common interest shared by stakeholders in a particular policy area

Current employer

Mrs Cécile Toubeau

Belgian and British

Yes

European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E)

Mr Jan Oravec

Slovak

Yes

The Entrepreneurs Association of Slovakia