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P8_TA(2017)0325

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PE 604.644v02-00 A8-0228/2017

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1101/89, Regulations (EC) No 2888/2000 and (EC) No 685/2001

(COM(2016)0745 – C8-0501/2016 – 2016/0368(COD))

Committee on Transport and Tourism

Rapporteur: Karima Delli

AMENDMENTS
DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1101/89, Regulations (EC) No 2888/2000 and

(EC) No 685/2001

(COM(2016)0745 – C8-0501/2016 – 2016/0368(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2016)0745),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 91 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8-0501/2016),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 29 March 2017(1),

–  after consulting the Committee of the Regions,

–  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A8-0228/2017),

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

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

Amendment    1

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 2

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(2)  In order to clean-up and reduce the volume of the legislative acquis, it is necessary to regularly analyse it and identify obsolete legislation. Repealing the obsolete legislation is useful for keeping the legislative framework transparent, clear and easy to use by Member States and relevant stakeholders, in this case the road haulage sector.

(2)  In order to clean-up and reduce the volume of the legislative acquis, it is necessary to regularly analyse it and identify obsolete legislation. Repealing the obsolete legislation is useful for keeping the legislative framework transparent, clear and easy to use by Member States and relevant stakeholders, in this case the inland waterway and road haulage sectors.

Justification

It is proposed to repeal legislative acts in both inland waterway and haulage sectors. This should be reflected in the text of the recital.

Amendment    2

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 3

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(3)  The Council adopted Regulation (EEC) No 1101/89 in 1989. Ten years later, the Council adopted Regulation (EC) No 718/1999 in order to ensure that the appropriate tools continued to be available to the inland waterway transport sector and to manage the fleet capacity. That Regulation covered the same subject matter as Regulation (EEC) No 1101/89, without repealing the latter.

(3)  The Council adopted Regulation (EEC) No 1101/89 in 1989. Ten years later, the Council adopted Regulation (EC) No 718/1999, as amended by Regulation (EU) No 546/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council1a, in order to ensure that the appropriate tools continued to be available to the inland waterway transport sector and to manage the fleet capacity. That Regulation covered the same subject matter as Regulation (EEC) No 1101/89, without repealing the latter.

 

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1a Regulation (EU) No 546/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 718/1999 on a Community-fleet capacity policy to promote inland waterway transport (OJ L 163, 29.5.2014, p. 15).

Justification

Regulation 546/2014 introduced the subject matter covered by the repealed Regulation 1101/89. It therefore worth mentioning regulation 546/2011 in the recital.

(1)

OJ C ... / Not yet published in the Official Journal.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

General framework

The European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the Commission confirmed their joint commitment to update and simplify legislation in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016.

In order to clean up and reduce the volume of the legislative acquis, it needs to be regularly reviewed and obsolete legislation identified. Repealing obsolete legislation keeps the legislative framework transparent, clear and easy for Member States and relevant stakeholders, in this case the road haulage sector, to use.

Subject-matter

Regulation (EEC) No 1101/89 introduced arrangements for structural improvements in the inland waterway sector for fleets operating on the linked inland waterway networks of Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Austria. The aim of the regulation was to reduce overcapacity in inland waterway fleets by means of vessel-scrapping schemes coordinated at Community level. The regulation ceased to apply as from 29 April 1999, when Regulation (EC) No 718/1999 entered into force.

Regulation (EC) No 2888/2000 distributed the permits for heavy goods vehicles granted by Switzerland for the years 2001 to 2004 among the Member States of the European Community. Given that since 2005 it has no longer been necessary to distribute permits among the Member States, Regulation (EC) No 2888/2000 is obsolete and should be repealed.

Regulation (EC) No 685/2001 lays down the rules for distributing the authorisations made available to the European Community by means of agreements between the European Community and the Republic of Bulgaria and between the European Community and Romania, which lay down certain conditions governing the carriage of goods by road and the promotion of combined transport. This regulation is now obsolete because Bulgaria and Romania have joined the Union.

Rapporteur’s opinion

Your rapporteur has assessed the proposal and recommends that the Commission proposal to repeal Regulation (EEC) No 1101/89, Regulation (EC) No 2888/2000, and Regulation (EC) No 685/2001 should be supported.

The Council is also proposing that the Commission proposal be adopted, but has introduced two amendments to the recitals which improve the text. Your rapporteur is proposing the two changes as EP amendments. If the two changes are adopted by Parliament, the Council could adopt the EP position at first reading without amendments. This would obviate the need for trilogues.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1101/89, Regulations (EC) No 2888/2000 and (EC) No 685/2001

References

COM(2016)0745 – C8-0501/2016 – 2016/0368(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

29.11.2016

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

TRAN

12.12.2016

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

ITRE

12.12.2016

 

 

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

ITRE

12.1.2017

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Karima Delli

12.4.2017

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

30.5.2017

 

 

 

Date adopted

20.6.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

38

1

0

Members present for the final vote

Daniela Aiuto, Lucy Anderson, Georges Bach, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Deirdre Clune, Michael Cramer, Andor Deli, Isabella De Monte, Ismail Ertug, Jacqueline Foster, Dieter-Lebrecht Koch, Merja Kyllönen, Miltiadis Kyrkos, Peter Lundgren, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Georg Mayer, Gesine Meissner, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Jens Nilsson, Markus Pieper, Tomasz Piotr Poręba, Dominique Riquet, Massimiliano Salini, Claudia Schmidt, Jill Seymour, Claudia Țapardel, Pavel Telička, Wim van de Camp, Janusz Zemke, Roberts Zīle, Kosma Złotowski

Substitutes present for the final vote

Jakop Dalunde, Bas Eickhout, Maria Grapini, Karoline Graswander-Hainz, Franck Proust, Evžen Tošenovský

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

Susanne Melior, Roberta Metsola

Date tabled

21.6.2017


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

38

+

ALDE

Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Gesine Meissner, Dominique Riquet, Pavel Telička

ECR

Jacqueline Foster, Tomasz Piotr Poręba, Evžen Tošenovský, Roberts Zīle, Kosma Złotowski

EFDD

Daniela Aiuto, Peter Lundgren

ENF

Georg Mayer

GUE/NGL

Merja Kyllönen

PPE

Georges Bach, Deirdre Clune, Andor Deli, Dieter-Lebrecht Koch, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Roberta Metsola, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Markus Pieper, Franck Proust, Massimiliano Salini, Claudia Schmidt, Wim van de Camp

S&D

Lucy Anderson, Isabella De Monte, Ismail Ertug, Maria Grapini, Karoline Graswander-Hainz, Miltiadis Kyrkos, Susanne Melior, Jens Nilsson, Janusz Zemke, Claudia Țapardel

Verts/ALE

Michael Cramer, Jakop Dalunde, Bas Eickhout

1

-

EFDD

Jill Seymour

0

0

 

 

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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