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A8-0187/2019

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P8_TA(2019)0360

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PE 637.267v02-00 A8-0187/2019

on the draft Council decision on the accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

(06929/2019 – C8‑0133/2019 – 2018/0214(NLE))

Committee on Legal Affairs

Rapporteur: Virginie Rozière

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 OPINION OF THE Committee on International Trade
 OPINION OF THE Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the draft Council decision on the accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

(06929/2019 – C8‑0133/2019 – 2018/0214(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (06929/2019),

–  having regard to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications signed in Geneva on 20 May 2015,

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 207 and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C8‑0133/2019),

–  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 Legal Affairs and the opinions of the Committee on International Trade and the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (A8-0187/2019),

1.  Gives its consent to the accession of the European Union to the Act;

2.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

The Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration of 31 October 1958 created a ‘Special Union’ within the framework of the Union for the Protection of Industrial Property established by the 1883 Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

The contracting parties to the agreement undertake to protect, on their territories, the appellations of origin of products of the other countries within the Special Union which are recognised and protected as such in the country of origin and which are registered at the International Bureau of Intellectual Property of the World Intellectual Property Organization, unless those parties declare that they cannot ensure such protection.

Seven Member States are parties to the Lisbon Agreement, namely Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Hungary, Portugal and Slovakia. Three other Member States have signed but not ratified the Lisbon Agreement, namely Greece, Spain and Romania.

On 20 May 2015, the Geneva Act revised the Lisbon Agreement. The Geneva Act expands the scope of the Lisbon system beyond appellations of origin to cover all geographical indications and makes it possible for international organisations, such as the European Union, to become contracting parties.

The Union has exclusive competence for the areas covered by the Geneva Act. This was confirmed in a judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Regarding certain agricultural products, the Union has established uniform and comprehensive protection systems for geographical indications for wines (1970), spirits (1989), aromatised wines (1991) and other agricultural products and foodstuffs (1992). Without accession to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement, however, the Union and its Member States would not enjoy the benefits it offers in that area.

The rapporteur therefore welcomes the Council’s decision to approve the Union’s accession to the Geneva Act. She also welcomes the fact that the Member States have been given the opportunity to accede to the act in the interests of the Union, with the Union retaining exclusive competence. The Union will thus enjoy voting rights, whilst being able to take proper account of the specific situation of the Member States that are already contracting parties to the Lisbon Agreement.


OPINION OF THE Committee on International Trade (11.12.2018)

for the Committee on Legal Affairs

on the proposal for a Council decision on the accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

(COM(2018)0350 – C8 – 2018/0214(NLE))

Rapporteur for opinion: Tiziana Beghin

SHORT JUSTIFICATION

By this act the European Parliament will grant consent to the EU to become a party of the WIPO Lisbon Agreement.

The Lisbon Agreement is a 1958 treaty on the protection of Appellations of Origin (AO). It was updated through the Geneva Act in 2015 expanding its scope to Geographical Indications (GIs). The agreement makes it possible to obtain protection for AOs and GIs through a single registration.

As only seven EU Members States are part of the agreements and given that protection under Member States systems would require country-by-country registration and could result in different legal guarantees, the Rapporteur believes the EU accession to the Lisbon Agreement will improve European GIs protection in all Lisbon Agreement signatories.

Furthermore, when negotiating bilaterally with trading partners, this would allow the Union to refer to the Lisbon system as a basis for negotiations when discussing the protection of GIs

Given the positive impact of GIs on high value-added production in the agricultural sector, the rapporteur suggests Parliament gives consent to the accession.

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The Committee on International Trade calls on the Committee on Legal Affairs, as the committee responsible, to recommend that Parliament give its consent to the proposal for a Council decision on the accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications .

PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

Title

Accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

References

COM(2018)03502018/0214(NLE)

Committee responsible

 

JURI

 

 

 

 

Rapporteur

       Date appointed

Tiziana Beghin

29.8.2018

Discussed in committee

20.11.2018

 

 

 

Date adopted

10.12.2018

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

38

0

0

Members present for the final vote

Maria Arena, Tiziana Beghin, David Borrelli, Daniel Caspary, Salvatore Cicu, Karoline Graswander-Hainz, Christophe Hansen, Yannick Jadot, France Jamet, Elsi Katainen, Jude Kirton-Darling, Danilo Oscar Lancini, Bernd Lange, Anne-Marie Mineur, Sorin Moisă, Alessia Maria Mosca, Franck Proust, Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Tokia Saïfi, Marietje Schaake, Helmut Scholz, Joachim Schuster, Joachim Starbatty, Adam Szejnfeld, Iuliu Winkler

Substitutes present for the final vote

Klaus Buchner, Dita Charanzová, Sajjad Karim, Seán Kelly, Gabriel Mato, Georg Mayer, Ralph Packet, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen, Jarosław Wałęsa

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

Paloma López Bermejo, Anders Sellström, Miguel Urbán Crespo, Marco Zullo

FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

38

+

ALDE

Johannes Cornelis van Baalen, Dita Charanzová, Elsi Katainen, Marietje Schaake

ECR

Sajjad Karim, Ralph Packet, Joachim Starbatty

EFDD

Tiziana Beghin, Marco Zullo

ENF

France Jamet, Danilo Oscar Lancini, Georg Mayer

GUE/NGL

Paloma López Bermejo, Anne-Marie Mineur, Helmut Scholz, Miguel Urbán Crespo

NI

David Borrelli

PPE

Daniel Caspary, Salvatore Cicu, Christophe Hansen, Seán Kelly, Gabriel Mato, Sorin Moisă, Franck Proust, Tokia Saïfi, Anders Sellström, Adam Szejnfeld, Jarosław Wałęsa, Iuliu Winkler

S&D

Maria Arena, Karoline Graswander-Hainz, Jude Kirton-Darling, Bernd Lange, Alessia Maria Mosca, Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Joachim Schuster

VERTS/ALE

Klaus Buchner, Yannick Jadot

0

-

 

 

0

0

 

 

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention


OPINION OF THE Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (30.11.2018)

for the Committee on Legal Affairs

on the proposal for a Council decision on the Accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

(COM(2018)0350 – C8 0000/2018 – 2018/0214(NLE))

Rapporteur for opinion: Adina‑Ioana Vălean

The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety calls on the Committee on Legal Affairs, as the committee responsible, to recommend that Parliament give its consent to the proposal for a Council decision on the accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications.

PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

Title

Accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

References

COM(2018)03502018/0214(NLE)

Committee responsible

 

JURI

 

 

 

 

Rapporteur

       Date appointed

Adina-Ioana Vălean

30.8.2018

Date adopted

27.11.2018

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

49

2

4

Members present for the final vote

Margrete Auken, Pilar Ayuso, Zoltán Balczó, Ivo Belet, Paul Brannen, Nessa Childers, Birgit Collin-Langen, Miriam Dalli, Seb Dance, Mark Demesmaeker, Stefan Eck, Bas Eickhout, Karl-Heinz Florenz, Elisabetta Gardini, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Jens Gieseke, Julie Girling, Françoise Grossetête, Jytte Guteland, György Hölvényi, Karin Kadenbach, Urszula Krupa, Giovanni La Via, Jo Leinen, Peter Liese, Valentinas Mazuronis, Susanne Melior, Rory Palmer, Massimo Paolucci, Piernicola Pedicini, Bolesław G. Piecha, John Procter, Julia Reid, Frédérique Ries, Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Davor Škrlec, Renate Sommer, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Jadwiga Wiśniewska

Substitutes present for the final vote

Elena Gentile, Christophe Hansen, Martin Häusling, Anja Hazekamp, Jan Huitema, Jiří Maštálka, Ulrike Müller, Alojz Peterle, Keith Taylor, Tiemo Wölken, Carlos Zorrinho

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

Martina Anderson, Edward Czesak, Jens Geier, Jude Kirton-Darling, Vladimír Maňka, Anna Záborská

FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE ASKED FOR OPINION

49

+

ALDE

Gerben Jan Gerbrandy, Jan Huitema, Valentinas Mazuronis, Ulrike Müller, Frédérique Ries

ECR

Mark Demesmaeker

EFDD

Piernicola Pedicini

GUE/NGL 

Martina Anderson, Stefan Eck, Anja Hazekamp, Jiří Maštálka

NI

Zoltán Balczó

PPE

Pilar Ayuso, Ivo Belet, Birgit Collin‑Langen, Karl‑Heinz Florenz, Elisabetta Gardini, Jens Gieseke, Julie Girling , Françoise Grossetête, Christophe Hansen, György Hölvényi, Giovanni La Via, Peter Liese, Alojz Peterle, Annie Schreijer‑Pierik, Renate Sommer, Adina‑Ioana Vălean, Anna Záborská

S&D

Paul Brannen, Nessa Childers, Miriam Dalli, Seb Dance, Jens Geier, Elena Gentile, Jytte Guteland, Karin Kadenbach, Jude Kirton‑Darling, Jo Leinen, Vladimír Maňka, Susanne Melior, Rory Palmer, Massimo Paolucci, Tiemo Wölken

VERTS/ALE

Margrete Auken, Bas Eickhout, Martin Häusling, Davor Škrlec, Keith Taylor

2

-

ECR

John Procter

EFDD

Julia Reid

4

0

ECR

Edward Czesak, Urszula Krupa, Bolesław G. Piecha, Jadwiga Wiśniewska

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

References

06929/2019 – C8-0133/2019 – COM(2018)03502018/0214(NLE)

Date of consultation / request for consent

15.3.2019

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

JURI

25.3.2019

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

INTA

25.3.2019

ENVI

25.3.2019

AGRI

25.3.2019

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

AGRI

29.8.2018

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Virginie Rozière

24.9.2018

 

 

 

Date adopted

1.4.2019

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

15

0

0

Members present for the final vote

Max Andersson, Marie-Christine Boutonnet, Jean-Marie Cavada, Mady Delvaux, Mary Honeyball, Sajjad Karim, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann, Julia Reda, Evelyn Regner, Pavel Svoboda, József Szájer, Tadeusz Zwiefka

Substitutes present for the final vote

Pascal Durand, Virginie Rozière

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

Mylène Troszczynski

Date tabled

3.4.2019


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

15

+

ALDE

Jean-Marie Cavada

EFDD

Joëlle Bergeron

ENF

Marie-Christine Boutonnet, Mylène Troszczynski

PPE

Pavel Svoboda, József Szájer, Tadeusz Zwiefka

S&D

Mady Delvaux, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann, Evelyn Regner, Virginie Rozière, Julie Ward

VERTS/ALE

Max Andersson, Pascal Durand, Julia Reda

0

-

 

 

0

0

 

 

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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