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Thursday, 29 November 2018 - Brussels Provisional edition
Accession of Samoa to the EU-Pacific States Interim Partnership Agreement ***

European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2018 on the draft Council decision on the accession of Samoa to the Interim Partnership Agreement between the European Community, of the one part, and the Pacific States, of the other part (12281/2018 – C8-0434/2018 – 2018/0291(NLE))


The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (12281/2018),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 207 and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a)(v), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C8‑0434/2018),

–  having regard to its resolution of 4 October 2016 on the future of ACP-EU relations beyond 2020(1),

–  having regard to its resolution of 19 January 2011 on the Interim Partnership Agreement between the Pacific States, on the one part, and the European Community, on the other part(2),

–  having regard to the Partnership agreement between the members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, of the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the other part, signed in Cotonou on 23 June 2000 (the Cotonou Agreement)(3),

–  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 International Trade and the opinion of the Committee on Development (A8-0376/2018),

1.  Gives its consent to Samoa’s accession to the agreement;

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

(1) OJ C 215, 19.6.2018, p. 2.
(2) OJ C 136E, 11.5.2012, p. 19.
(3) OJ L 317, 15.12.2000, p. 3.

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