Procedure : 2015/0138(NLE)
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Document selected : A8-0120/2018

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A8-0120/2018

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Votes :

PV 03/05/2018 - 7.2

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P8_TA(2018)0192

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

(07817/2016 – C8-0218/2017 – 2015/0138(NLE))

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rapporteur: Tokia Saïfi

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

(07817/2016 – C8-0218/2017 – 2015/0138(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (07817/2016),

–  having regard to the draft Protocol to the Framework Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, on the one part, and the Republic of Korea, on the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union (07730/2016),

–  having regard to request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Articles 207 and 212, and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C8-0218/2017),

–  having regard to Rule 99(1) and (4) and Rule 108(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (A8-0120/2018),

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 Korea.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

The Council is proposing to conclude a protocol to the Framework Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union. Under the terms of the protocol, Croatia becomes a contracting party to the agreement.

The Framework Agreement was signed on 10 May 2010 and entered into force on 1 June 2014, and is the first agreement of its kind between the European Union and a country in Asia. It has made for closer cooperation between the EU and Korea, a key partner in the region, in many areas, such as peace and security, human rights and the rule of law, the environment, energy, combating terrorism, good governance and combating corruption and organised crime.

On 1 July 2013, Croatia joined the European Union. In accordance with Article 6(2) of the Act of Accession of the Republic of Croatia, Croatia must accede to all agreements concluded or signed before this date by the European Union and its Member States with one or more third countries, by means of a protocol to those agreements. Looking ahead to Croatia’s accession to the Union, Council Decision 13351/12 of 14 September 2012 authorises the Commission to negotiate protocols to amend agreements signed or concluded by the EU, or the EU and its Member States, with third countries. The protocol to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union has been negotiated between the Commission and the Korean authorities.

The purpose of the protocol is to enable the Republic of Croatia to become a party to the Framework Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part, (Article 1) and to specify the linguistic changes required (Article 2). The protocol makes no substantive changes to the Framework Agreement.

The protocol was signed on 21 June 2017. The Council needs the consent of the European Parliament to conclude the protocol. In accordance with Rules 99 and 108(7) of its Rules of Procedure, Parliament takes a decision by means of a single vote.

On the basis of the above, the rapporteur is proposing that the Committee on Foreign Affairs deliver a favourable opinion on the conclusion of the protocol.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Framework Agreement between the EU and its Member States, on the one hand, and the Republic of Korea, on the other hand, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the EU

References

07817/2016 – C8-0218/2017 – COM(2015)03122015/0138(NLE)

Date of consultation / request for consent

28.6.2017

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

AFET

6.7.2017

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

INTA

6.7.2017

 

 

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

INTA

13.7.2015

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Tokia Saïfi

4.10.2017

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

21.2.2018

 

 

 

Date adopted

20.3.2018

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

57

3

0

Members present for the final vote

Michèle Alliot-Marie, Nikos Androulakis, Francisco Assis, Petras Auštrevičius, Amjad Bashir, Mario Borghezio, Victor Boştinaru, Elmar Brok, Klaus Buchner, James Carver, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Lorenzo Cesa, Javier Couso Permuy, Andi Cristea, Georgios Epitideios, Knut Fleckenstein, Anna Elżbieta Fotyga, Eugen Freund, Michael Gahler, Iveta Grigule-Pēterse, Sandra Kalniete, Manolis Kefalogiannis, Tunne Kelam, Wajid Khan, Andrey Kovatchev, Eduard Kukan, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Ryszard Antoni Legutko, Arne Lietz, Barbara Lochbihler, Sabine Lösing, Andrejs Mamikins, David McAllister, Tamás Meszerics, Francisco José Millán Mon, Clare Moody, Javier Nart, Pier Antonio Panzeri, Demetris Papadakis, Ioan Mircea Paşcu, Alojz Peterle, Tonino Picula, Cristian Dan Preda, Michel Reimon, Sofia Sakorafa, Jaromír Štětina, Charles Tannock, László Tőkés, Ivo Vajgl, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen, Anders Primdahl Vistisen

Substitutes present for the final vote

Asim Ademov, Laima Liucija Andrikienė, Brando Benifei, Andrzej Grzyb, Antonio López-Istúriz White, Tokia Saïfi, Marietje Schaake, Igor Šoltes, Bodil Valero

Date tabled

27.3.2018


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

57

+

ALDE

Petras Auštrevičius, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen, Iveta Grigule-Pēterse, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Javier Nart, Marietje Schaake, Ivo Vajgl

ECR

Amjad Bashir, Anna Elżbieta Fotyga, Ryszard Antoni Legutko, Charles Tannock, Anders Primdahl Vistisen

EFDD

Fabio Massimo Castaldo

GUE/NGL

Javier Couso Permuy, Sabine Lösing, Sofia Sakorafa

PPE

Asim Ademov, Michèle Alliot-Marie, Laima Liucija Andrikienė, Elmar Brok, Lorenzo Cesa, Michael Gahler, Andrzej Grzyb, Sandra Kalniete, Manolis Kefalogiannis, Tunne Kelam, Andrey Kovatchev, Eduard Kukan, Antonio López-Istúriz White, David McAllister, Francisco José Millán Mon, Alojz Peterle, Cristian Dan Preda, Tokia Saïfi, Jaromír Štětina, László Tőkés

S&D

Nikos Androulakis, Francisco Assis, Brando Benifei, Victor Boştinaru, Andi Cristea, Knut Fleckenstein, Eugen Freund, Wajid Khan, Arne Lietz, Andrejs Mamikins, Clare Moody, Pier Antonio Panzeri, Demetris Papadakis, Ioan Mircea Paşcu, Tonino Picula

VERTS/ALE

Klaus Buchner, Barbara Lochbihler, Tamás Meszerics, Michel Reimon, Igor Šoltes, Bodil Valero

3

-

EFDD

James Carver

ENF

Mario Borghezio

NI

Georgios Epitideios

0

0

 

 

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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