Report of the Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action: Motion

I move:

That Seanad Éireann:

(1) notes the agreed Report of the Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action under Seanad Standing Order 116 on COM(2021) 551, 554, 555, 557, 558 and 568 – Legislative proposals of the EU ‘Fit for 55’ package, which was laid before Seanad Éireann on 28th September, 2021, in accordance with Standing Order 116(3)(b);

(2) having regard to the aforementioned Report, and in exercise of its functions under section 7(3) of the European Union Act 2009, is of the opinion that the proposals COM(2021) 551, 554, 555, 557, 558 and 568 do not comply with the principle of subsidiarity for the reasons set out in paragraph 3 of the Report; and

(3) notes that, pursuant to Standing Order 116(4), a copy of this Resolution together with the reasoned opinion and the aforementioned Report shall be sent to the Presidents of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission.

Question put and agreed to.
Sitting suspended at 4.44 p.m. and resumed at 5 p.m.