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A8-0128/2016

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P8_TA(2016)0138

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11.4.2016
PE 576.985v02-00 A8-0128/2016

on the draft Council decision on conclusion, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Protocol amending the Common Aviation Area Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia

(12227/2014 – C8‑0035/2015 – 2014/0134(NLE))

Committee on Transport and Tourism

Rapporteur: Francisco Assis

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the draft Council decision on conclusion, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Protocol amending the Common Aviation Area Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia

(12227/2014 – C8‑0035/2015 – 2014/0134(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (12227/2014),

–  having regard to the Protocol (12226/2014),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 100(2) and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C8‑0035/2015),

–  having regard to Rule 99(1), first and third subparagraphs, Rule 99(2), and Rule 108(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A8-0128/2016),

1.  Gives its consent to conclusion of the protocol;

2.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and of the Republic of Georgia.

SHORT JUSTIFICATION

Introduction

The Common Aviation Area Agreement between the European Union, its Member States and Georgia was negotiated on the basis of the Council Decision adopted in June 2009 authorising the opening of negotiations. The Agreement was signed on 2 December 2010(1).

The Agreement with Georgia was the first comprehensive air transport agreement signed with an important aviation partner in the Caucasus region. It forms part of the Union's external aviation policy framework established by the Commission.

Accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union

In accordance with the Act of Accession of the Republic of Croatia(2), Croatia will accede to the agreements concluded or signed before the accession of Croatia by the EU Member States and the Union with one or more third countries by means of a protocol to those agreements.

Council Decision 13351/12 of 14 September 2012 authorised the Commission to negotiate protocols to amend agreements signed or concluded between the EU, or the EU and its Member States, with third countries, in view of the accession of Croatia to the EU.

On 1 July 2013, the Republic of Croatia acceded to the EU and became its 28th Member State.

The Protocol to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia has been negotiated between the Commission and the Authorities of Georgia.

Main provisions of the Protocol

The purpose of the Protocol is to allow the Republic of Croatia to become a Party to the Common Aviation Area Agreement between the European Union, its Member States and Georgia (Article 1) and to provide for the necessary ensuing linguistic adaptations (Article 2). The Protocol will not introduce any changes to the substance of the Common Aviation Area Agreement.

Procedure

The Protocol was signed on 26 November 2014. To conclude the Protocol, the Council needs the consent of the European Parliament. In accordance with Rules 99 and 108(7) of its Rules of Procedure the Parliament shall take a decision by means of a single vote, and no amendments to the agreement itself may be tabled. Only amendments aiming at reversing the recommendation as proposed by the rapporteur are admissible.

On the basis of the above-mentioned your Rapporteur suggests that the TRAN Committee should give a favourable opinion on the conclusion of this Protocol.

RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Date adopted

7.4.2016

 

 

 

Result of final vote

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42

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Members present for the final vote

Daniela Aiuto, Lucy Anderson, Marie-Christine Arnautu, Georges Bach, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Deirdre Clune, Michael Cramer, Andor Deli, Karima Delli, Ismail Ertug, Jacqueline Foster, Tania González Peñas, Dieter-Lebrecht Koch, Merja Kyllönen, Miltiadis Kyrkos, Peter Lundgren, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Gesine Meissner, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Jens Nilsson, Markus Pieper, Salvatore Domenico Pogliese, Gabriele Preuß, Christine Revault D’Allonnes Bonnefoy, Dominique Riquet, Massimiliano Salini, Jill Seymour, Claudia Tapardel, Keith Taylor, Pavel Telička, István Ujhelyi, Peter van Dalen, Wim van de Camp, Janusz Zemke, Roberts Zīle, Kosma Złotowski

Substitutes present for the final vote

Ivo Belet, Kateřina Konečná, Werner Kuhn, Herbert Reul

Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

Edward Czesak, Sven Schulze, Marc Tarabella

(1)

The text of the Agreement is published in OJ L 321, 20.11.2012, p.3.

(2)

OJ L112, 24.04.2012, p.21.

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