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pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure

on classing the trade agreement between the EU and Canada as a mixed agreement

Sophie Montel, Marine Le Pen, Dominique Bilde, Florian Philippot, Steeve Briois

Motion for European Parliament Resolution on classing the trade agreement between the EU and Canada as a mixed agreement  

The European Parliament,

–       having regard to Articles 206, 207 and 218 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–       having regard to the Commission recommendation to the Council of 27 April 2009 seeking authorisation to open negotiations on an economic integration agreement with Canada,

–       having regard to the text of the agreement finalised at the Ottawa bilateral summit of 26 September 2014,

–       having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.     whereas the finalised agreement provides for a wide-ranging deregulation of trade between the EU Member States and Canada;

B.     whereas the agreement includes an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism as well as provisions in areas that come within the responsibility of sovereign states, in particular culture, the environment and public health;

C.     whereas it is therefore a mixed agreement requiring ratification by the national parliaments;

D.     whereas the agreement between the EU and South Korea is regarded as a mixed agreement;

1.      Calls on the Commission to give a formal undertaking that the agreement between the EU and Canada will be treated as a mixed agreement;

2.      Calls once again for the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism to be left out of the final agreement;

3.      Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council and the Member States.

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