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A8-0371/2018

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P8_TA(2018)0508

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on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union and its Member States, of a Protocol amending the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia

(07067/2015 – C8‑0189/2016 – 2015/0003(NLE))

Committee on Transport and Tourism

Rapporteur: Keith Taylor

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 Union and its Member States, of a Protocol amending the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia

(07067/2015 – C8‑0189/2016 – 2015/0003(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (07067/2015),

–  having regard to the draft Protocol amending the Euro‑Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia (07066/2015),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Articles 100(2) and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, (C8‑0189/2016),

–  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 Transport and Tourism (A8-0371/2018),

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 Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Introduction

The Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union, its Member States and Jordan was negotiated on the basis of the Council Decision adopted in October 2007 authorising the opening of negotiations. The Agreement was signed on 15 December 2010(1). It opens the respective markets and integrates Jordan into a Common Aviation Area with the EU, enabling all EU airlines to operate direct flights to Jordan from anywhere in the EU and vice-versa for Jordanian carriers. Cross-investments are encouraged and it removes all restrictions on prices, routes and quotas of flights between Jordan and the EU.

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 the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Main provisions of the Protocol

The purpose of the Protocol is to allow the Republic of Croatia to become a Party to the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Union, its Member States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (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 EU-Jordan Agreement.

Procedure

The Protocol was signed on 03 May 2016. 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.

(1)

The text of the Agreement is published in OJUE L 334, 6.12.2012, p.3

(2)

OJ L112, 24.04.2012, p.21.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Protocol amending the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the EU and Jordan to take account of the accession to the EU of Croatia

References

07067/2015 – C8-0189/2016 – COM(2015)00032015/0003(NLE)

Date of consultation / request for consent

25.5.2016

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

TRAN

6.6.2016

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Keith Taylor

23.2.2015

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

8.10.2018

 

 

 

Date adopted

15.11.2018

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

47

0

1

Members present for the final vote

Daniela Aiuto, Lucy Anderson, Marie-Christine Arnautu, Inés Ayala Sender, Georges Bach, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Michael Cramer, Luis de Grandes Pascual, Andor Deli, Karima Delli, Isabella De Monte, Ismail Ertug, Tania González Peñas, Dieter-Lebrecht Koch, Merja Kyllönen, Miltiadis Kyrkos, Innocenzo Leontini, Bogusław Liberadzki, Peter Lundgren, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Georg Mayer, Gesine Meissner, Renaud Muselier, Markus Pieper, Gabriele Preuß, Christine Revault d’Allonnes Bonnefoy, Dominique Riquet, Massimiliano Salini, Jill Seymour, Claudia Țapardel, Keith Taylor, István Ujhelyi, Wim van de Camp, Kosma Złotowski

Substitutes present for the final vote

Francisco Assis, Daniel Dalton, Stefan Gehrold, Maria Grapini, Kateřina Konečná, Bolesław G. Piecha, Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Anders Sellström, Matthijs van Miltenburg, Henna Virkkunen

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

Heinz K. Becker, Edward Czesak, Theodor Dumitru Stolojan, Richard Sulík

Date tabled

21.11.2018


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

47

+

ALDE

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

ECR

Edward Czesak, Daniel Dalton, Peter Lundgren, Bolesław G. Piecha, Richard Sulík, Kosma Złotowski

EFDD

Daniela Aiuto

ENF

Marie‑Christine Arnautu, Georg Mayer

GUE/NGL

Tania González Peñas, Kateřina Konečná, Merja Kyllönen

PPE

Georges Bach, Heinz K. Becker, Andor Deli, Stefan Gehrold, Dieter‑Lebrecht Koch, Innocenzo Leontini, Marian‑Jean Marinescu, Renaud Muselier, Markus Pieper, Massimiliano Salini, Anders Sellström, Theodor Dumitru Stolojan, Henna Virkkunen, Luis de Grandes Pascual, Wim van de Camp

S&D

Lucy Anderson, Francisco Assis, Inés Ayala Sender, Isabella De Monte, Ismail Ertug, Maria Grapini, Miltiadis Kyrkos, Bogusław Liberadzki, Gabriele Preuß, Christine Revault d'Allonnes Bonnefoy, Inmaculada Rodríguez‑Piñero Fernández, István Ujhelyi, Claudia Țapardel

VERTS/ALE

Michael Cramer, Karima Delli, Keith Taylor

0

-

 

 

1

0

EFDD

Jill Seymour

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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