Procedure : 2013/0304(COD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0317/2017

Texts tabled :

A8-0317/2017

Debates :

PV 23/10/2017 - 18
CRE 23/10/2017 - 18

Votes :

PV 24/10/2017 - 5.6
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2017)0391

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PE 610.933v02-00 A8-0317/2017

on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA in order to include new psychoactive substances in the definition of 'drug' and repealing Council Decision 2005/387/JHA

(10537/1/2017 – C8‑0325/2017 – 2013/0304(COD))

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Rapporteur: Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 SHORT JUSTIFICATION
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA in order to include new psychoactive substances in the definition of 'drug' and repealing Council Decision 2005/387/JHA

(10537/1/2017 – C8‑0325/2017 – 2013/0304(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: second reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Council position at first reading (10537/1/2017 – C8‑0325/2017),

–  having regard to the reasoned opinions submitted, within the framework of Protocol No 2 on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, by the United Kingdom House of Commons and the United Kingdom House of Lords, asserting that the draft legislative act does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity,

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 21 January 2014(1),

–  having regard to its position at first reading(2) on the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2013)0618),

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

–  having regard to the provisional agreement approved by the committee responsible under Rule 69f(4) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to Rule 67a of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation for second reading of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (A8-0317/2017),

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)

OJ C 177, 11.6.2014, p. 52.

(2)

Text adopted of 17.4.2014, P7_TA(2014)0454.


SHORT JUSTIFICATION

The proposal for a directive amending Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA dates back to 2013 and it forms part of a package of two draft legislative acts whose aim is to improve the currently applicable system for addressing at EU level the threat posed by new psychoactive substances (NPS).

The European Parliament adopted its first reading position during the previous term (17 April 2014).

Work on the NPS package was especially lengthy and arduous, and gained new impetus when the Commission replaced its proposal for a regulation with a new text.

Four years later, and after intensive inter-institutional negotiations, last May the two co-legislators finally reached an overall political agreement on the NPS package that incorporated the main points in Parliament’s negotiating mandate. The agreement was endorsed by COREPER on 31 May 2017 and by the LIBE Committee on 8 June 2017.

Since the Council’s position adopted on 25 September fully reflects the agreement reached in interinstitutional negotiations, your rapporteur recommends that it be endorsed by the European Parliament without amendments, so that this directive (together with the draft regulation on NPS) can be adopted swiftly and enter into force as soon as possible.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Minimum provisions on the constituent elements of criminal acts and penalties in the field of illicit drug trafficking, as regards the definition of the term 'drug'

References

10537/1/2017 – C8-0325/2017 – 2013/0304(COD)

Date of Parliament’s first reading – P number

17.4.2014                     T7-0454/2014

Commission proposal

COM(2013)0618 - C7-0271/2013

Receipt of Council position at first reading announced in plenary

27.10.2016

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

LIBE

27.10.2016

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio

13.10.2014

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

10.11.2016

5.10.2017

 

 

Date adopted

19.10.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

50

4

0

Members present for the final vote

Asim Ahmedov Ademov, Jan Philipp Albrecht, Gerard Batten, Malin Björk, Michał Boni, Caterina Chinnici, Daniel Dalton, Rachida Dati, Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Frank Engel, Cornelia Ernst, Tanja Fajon, Laura Ferrara, Raymond Finch, Lorenzo Fontana, Kinga Gál, Ana Gomes, Nathalie Griesbeck, Sylvie Guillaume, Monika Hohlmeier, Brice Hortefeux, Sophia in 't Veld, Eva Joly, Dietmar Köster, Barbara Kudrycka, Marju Lauristin, Monica Macovei, Roberta Metsola, Louis Michel, Claude Moraes, Alessandra Mussolini, Péter Niedermüller, Soraya Post, Judith Sargentini, Birgit Sippel, Helga Stevens, Bodil Valero, Marie-Christine Vergiat, Harald Vilimsky, Kristina Winberg, Tomáš Zdechovský, Auke Zijlstra

Substitutes present for the final vote

Ignazio Corrao, Gérard Deprez, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio, Jeroen Lenaers, Andrejs Mamikins, John Procter, Christine Revault d'Allonnes Bonnefoy, Elly Schlein, Barbara Spinelli

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

Lara Comi, Elisabetta Gardini, Patrizia Toia

Date tabled

19.10.2017


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

50

+

ALDE

Gérard Deprez, Nathalie Griesbeck, Louis Michel, Sophia in 't Veld

ECR

Daniel Dalton, Monica Macovei, John Procter, Helga Stevens

EFDD

Ignazio Corrao, Laura Ferrara, Kristina Winberg

ENF

Harald Vilimsky

GUE/NGL

Malin Björk, Cornelia Ernst, Barbara Spinelli, Marie-Christine Vergiat

PPE

Asim Ahmedov Ademov, Michał Boni, Lara Comi, Rachida Dati, Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Frank Engel, Elisabetta Gardini, Kinga Gál, Monika Hohlmeier, Brice Hortefeux, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio, Barbara Kudrycka, Jeroen Lenaers, Roberta Metsola, Alessandra Mussolini, Tomáš Zdechovský

S&D

Caterina Chinnici, Tanja Fajon, Ana Gomes, Sylvie Guillaume, Dietmar Köster, Marju Lauristin, Andrejs Mamikins, Claude Moraes, Péter Niedermüller, Soraya Post, Christine Revault d'Allonnes Bonnefoy, Elly Schlein, Birgit Sippel, Patrizia Toia

Verts/ALE

Jan Philipp Albrecht, Eva Joly, Judith Sargentini, Bodil Valero

4

-

EFDD

Gerard Batten, Raymond Finch

ENF

Lorenzo Fontana, Auke Zijlstra

0

0

 

 

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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