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Procedure : 2013/0177(NLE)
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Document selected : A8-0018/2016

Texts tabled :

A8-0018/2016

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Votes :

PV 25/02/2016 - 7.1
CRE 25/02/2016 - 7.1
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Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2016)0052

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Thursday, 25 February 2016 - Brussels Final edition
Authorisation for Austria to sign and ratify, and Malta to accede to, the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 ***
P8_TA(2016)0052A8-0018/2016

European Parliament legislative resolution of 25 February 2016 on the draft Council decision authorising the Republic of Austria to sign and ratify, and Malta to accede to, the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, in the interest of the European Union (13777/2015 – C8-0401/2015 – 2013/0177(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (13777/2015),

–  having regard to the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (13777/15/ADD1),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 81(2) and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a)(v), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C8‑0401/2015),

–  having regard to the opinion of the Court of Justice of 14 October 2014(1),

–  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 Legal Affairs (A8-0018/2016),

1.  Gives its consent to the draft Council decision authorising the Republic of Austria to sign and ratify, and Malta to accede to, the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters, in the interest of the European Union;

2.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and to the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

(1) Opinion of the Court of Justice of 14 October 2014, 1/13, ECLI:EU:C:2014:2303.

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