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A8-0010/2015

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PV 11/02/2015 - 9.16
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P8_TA(2015)0030

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015 - Strasbourg Final edition
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal ***
P8_TA(2015)0030A8-0010/2015

European Parliament legislative resolution of 11 February 2015 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto (12812/2014 – C8-0276/2014 – 2014/0238(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (12812/2014),

–  having regard to the draft Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal (12830/2014),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 43, Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a), and Article 218(7), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C8‑0276/2014),

–  having regard to Rule 99(1), first and third subparagraphs, Rule 99(2), and Rule 108(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Fisheries and the opinions of the Committee on Development and the Committee on Budgets (A8-0010/2015),

1.  Gives its consent to conclusion of the Agreement;

2.  Calls on the Commission to forward to Parliament the minutes and the conclusions of the meetings of the Joint Committee provided for in Article 7 of the Agreement, as well as the multiannual sectoral programme provided for in Article 4 of the new protocol;

3.  Calls on the Commission to facilitate the participation of representatives of Parliament as observers in the meetings of the Joint Committee;

4.  Calls on the Commission to send to Parliament and to the Council, before the present Agreement expires and as negotiations begin for a future one, detailed information in the form of an ex post report on the costs and benefits of the Agreement;

5.  Calls on the Commission to submit to Parliament yearly reports on the implementation of the Agreement, concerning in particular the multiannual programme mentioned in Article 4 of the Implementation Protocol to the Agreement, as well as detailing the way funds provided pursuant to the Agreement are used;

6.  Calls on the Commission and Council, acting within the limits of their respective powers, to keep Parliament immediately and fully informed at all stages of the procedures related to the protocol and its renewal, pursuant to Article 13(2) of the Treaty on European Union and Article 218(10) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

7.   Calls on the Commission to focus in particular on the promotion of local management and accountability, as well as to facilitate the provision of adequate information to all local actors interested in the Agreement and its implementation;

8.  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 Senegal.

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