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A8-0300/2016

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PV 25/10/2016 - 5.8

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P8_TA(2016)0398

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18.10.2016
PE 587.493v02-00 A8-0300/2016

on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 91/2003 on rail transport statistics, as regards the collection of data on goods, passengers and accidents

(10000/1/2016 – C8-0365/2016 – 2013/0297(COD))

Committee on Transport and Tourism

Rapporteur: Michael Cramer

AMENDMENTS
DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 91/2003 on rail transport statistics, as regards the collection of data on goods, passengers and accidents

(10000/1/2016 – C8-0365/2016 – 2013/0297(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: second reading)

The European Parliament,

-  having regard to the Council position at first reading (10000/1/2016-C8-0365/2016),

-  having regard to its position at first reading(1) on the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2013)0611),

–  having regard to Article 294(7) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 76 of its Rules of Procedure,

-  having regard to the recommendation for second reading of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A8-0300/2016),

1.  Approves the Council position at first reading;

2.  Notes that the act is adopted in accordance with the Council position;

3.  Instructs its President to sign the act with the President of the Council, in accordance with Article 297(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

4.  Instructs its Secretary-General to sign the act, once it has been verified that all the procedures have been duly completed, and, in agreement with the Secretary-General of the Council, to arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

5.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

(1)

Texts adopted of 11.3.2014, P7_TA(2014)0197.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Parliament’s priorities:

At first reading Parliament decided that the scope of the Regulation on rail transport statistics should be extended to cover data on infrastructure, in particular on European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) deployment, which was one of the priorities of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). Parliament stressed that it was of utmost importance to have a clear view on the development of ERTMS in the Union as the EU has spent millions of EUR to fund this type of infrastructure without any concrete result so far in terms of operability of the system throughout Europe due to irregular deployment and delays in the deployment.

Parliament also decided that Eurostat should make available statistical data on barrier-free stations accessible to persons with reduced mobility and disabled persons as well as on the use of cross-border rail infrastructures.

With regard to accidents, which the Commission proposed to delete from the scope of the Regulation, Parliament defended the view that statistics on rail accidents should be maintained within the scope of the Regulation and even extended to cover accidents and incidents involving the transport of dangerous goods and accidents involving level crossings. Parliament was also of the opinion that Eurostat and the European Railway Agency should closely cooperate in improving statistics on rail accidents and in particular ensure the methodological consistency with regard to accident data on other modes of transport.

Parliament believes that it is very important that EU citizens have an easy access - as a one-stop shop - to data related to the implementation of EU policies.

Main achievements:

After long negotiations, Council and Parliament agreed that the most efficient and cost-effective way to avoid duplication of work between Eurostat, the Commission and the European Railway Agency (ERA) was to reinforce cooperation between these institutions and ensure that statistical data related to EU policies are easily accessible to EU citizens and stakeholders.

An agreement on a simplification of the Regulation on rail transport statistics was only possible after the signature of two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) between Eurostat and the Commission (27/04/2016) and between Eurostat and ERA (12/05/2016). These MoUs are not only important instruments towards optimisation of the use of existing information and reduction of administrative burden, but would also satisfy requirements raised by the co-legislators as regards the better use of rail transport statistics. They would provide all categories of users with easily accessible data and reliable information on the progress of European policies in the rail sector.

Negotiations:

Following the adoption of Parliament’s first reading position on 11 March 2014 and the decision of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) to open negotiations on 13 October 2014, an informal trilogue was organised under the Italian Presidency of the Council on 25 November 2014. Subsequent informal negotiations with the view to reach an early second reading agreement took place under the Latvian and Luxembourg Presidencies. Parliament’s and Council’s negotiating teams reached an agreement under the Dutch Presidency during a second informal trilogue on 24 May 2016. The outcome text of negotiations was approved by the TRAN Committee on 15 June 2016. On the basis of the Committee’s approval, the Chair of the TRAN Committee, in his letter to the Committee of Permanent Representatives, indicated that he will recommend to the Plenary to approve the Council’s position at first reading without amendments. Following a legal-linguistic verification, Council adopted its first reading position confirming the agreement of 18 July 2016.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Proposal for a regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 91/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 on rail transport statistics, as regards the collection of data on goods, passengers and accidents

References

10000/1/2016 – C8-0365/2016 – 2013/0297(COD)

Date of Parliament’s first reading – P number

11.3.2014                     T7-0197/2014

Commission proposal

COM(2013)0611 - C7-0249/2013

Receipt of Council position at first reading announced in plenary

15.9.2016

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

TRAN

15.9.2016

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Michael Cramer

25.9.2013

 

 

 

Previous rapporteurs

Michael Cramer

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

26.9.2016

 

 

 

Date adopted

11.10.2016

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

43

1

1

Members present for the final vote

Daniela Aiuto, Lucy Anderson, Marie-Christine Arnautu, Inés Ayala Sender, Georges Bach, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Deirdre Clune, Michael Cramer, Luis de Grandes Pascual, Andor Deli, Karima Delli, Isabella De Monte, Tania González Peñas, Dieter-Lebrecht Koch, Merja Kyllönen, Miltiadis Kyrkos, Bogusław Liberadzki, Peter Lundgren, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Georg Mayer, Gesine Meissner, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Renaud Muselier, Markus Pieper, Salvatore Domenico Pogliese, Tomasz Piotr Poręba, Gabriele Preuß, Christine Revault D’Allonnes Bonnefoy, Dominique Riquet, Massimiliano Salini, David-Maria Sassoli, Claudia Schmidt, Jill Seymour, Claudia Țapardel, Keith Taylor, Pavel Telička, Wim van de Camp, Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi, Roberts Zīle, Kosma Złotowski, Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska

Substitutes present for the final vote

Knut Fleckenstein, Maria Grapini, Evžen Tošenovský

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

Olle Ludvigsson

Date tabled

18.10.2016

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