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Procedure : 2018/0436(COD)
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Document selected : A8-0063/2019

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A8-0063/2019

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Votes :

PV 13/02/2019 - 16.3
CRE 13/02/2019 - 16.3
PV 13/03/2019 - 11.17

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2019)0105
P8_TA(2019)0181

Texts adopted
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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 - Strasbourg Provisional edition
Common rules ensuring basic road freight connectivity with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union ***I
P8_TA-PROV(2019)0105A8-0063/2019

Amendments adopted by the European Parliament on 13 February 2019 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules ensuring basic road freight connectivity with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union (COM(2018)0895 – C8-0511/2018 – 2018/0436(COD))(1)

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

Text proposed by the Commission   Amendment
Amendment 1
Proposal for regulation
Recital 4
(4)  In order to prevent ensuing serious disruptions, including in respect of public order, it is therefore necessary to establish a temporary set of measures enabling road haulage operators licensed in the United Kingdom to carry goods by road between the territory of the latter and the remaining twenty-seven Member States. In order to ensure a proper equilibrium between the United Kingdom and the remaining Member States, the rights thus conferred should be conditional upon the conferral of equivalent rights and be subject to certain conditions ensuring fair competition.
(4)  In order to prevent ensuing serious disruptions, including in respect of public order, it is therefore necessary to establish a temporary set of measures enabling road haulage operators licensed in the United Kingdom to carry goods by road between the territory of the latter and the remaining twenty-seven Member States or from the territory of the United Kingdom to the territory of the United Kingdom transiting one or more Member States. In order to ensure a proper equilibrium between the United Kingdom and the remaining Member States, the rights thus conferred should be conditional upon the conferral of equivalent rights and be subject to certain conditions ensuring fair competition.
Amendment 2
Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 2
(2)   "bilateral carriage" means:
(2)   "authorised carriage" means:
(a)  a laden journey undertaken by a vehicle the point of departure and the point of arrival of which are in the territory of the Union and in the territory of the United Kingdom respectively, with or without transit through one or more Member States or third countries;
(a)  a laden journey undertaken by a vehicle from the territory of the Union to the territory of the United Kingdom or vice versa, with or without transit through one or more Member States or third countries;
(b)   an unladen journey in conjunction with the carriage referred to in point (a).
(b)   a laden journey undertaken by a vehicle from the territory of the United Kingdom to the territory of the United Kingdom with transit through the territory of the Union;
(ba)  an unladen journey in conjunction with the carriage referred to in point (a) and (b);
Amendment 3
Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 5
(5)   “UK licence" means a licence issued by the United Kingdom for the purposes of international carriage, including bilateral carriage;
(5)   “UK licence" means a licence issued by the United Kingdom for the purposes of international carriage, in respect of an authorised carriage;
Amendment 4
Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – title
Right to conduct bilateral carriage
Right to conduct authorised carriage
Amendment 5
Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1.  UK road haulage operators may, under the conditions laid down in this Regulation, conduct bilateral carriage.
1.  UK road haulage operators may, under the conditions laid down in this Regulation, conduct authorised carriage.
Amendment 6
Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2.  Bilateral carriage of the following kinds may be conducted by natural or legal persons established in the United Kingdom, without a UK licence within the meaning of Article 2(5) being required:
2.  Authorised carriage of the following kinds may be conducted by natural or legal persons established in the United Kingdom, without a UK licence within the meaning of Article 2(5) being required:
Amendment 7
Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
In the course of bilateral carriage in accordance with this Regulation, the following rules shall be complied with:
In the course of authorised carriage in accordance with this Regulation, the following rules shall be complied with:
Amendment 8
Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2
2.  Where it determines that the rights granted by the United Kingdom to Union road haulage operators are not, de jure or de facto, equivalent to those granted to UK road haulage operators under this Regulation, or that those rights are not equally available to all Union road haulage operators, the Commission may, in order to restore equivalence, by means of delegated acts:
2.  Where it determines that the rights granted by the United Kingdom to Union road haulage operators are not, de jure or de facto, equivalent to those granted to UK road haulage operators under this Regulation, or that those rights are not equally available to all Union road haulage operators, the Commission may, in order to restore equivalence, by means of delegated acts:
(a)   establish limits to the allowable capacity available to UK road haulage operators or to the number of journeys or to both;
(a)  suspend the application of Article 3 (1) and (2) of this Regulation where no equivalent rights are granted to Union road haulage operators or where the rights granted are minimal;
(b)   suspend the application of this Regulation; or
(b)   establish limits to the allowable capacity available to UK road haulage operators or to the number of journeys or to both; or
(c)  adopt other appropriate measures.
(c)  adopt other appropriate measures such as financial duties or operational restrictions.
Amendment 9
Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2
2.  Where it determines that, as a result of any of the situations referred to in paragraph 3, the said conditions are appreciably less favourable than those enjoyed by UK road haulage operators, the Commission may, in order to remedy that situation, by means of delegated acts:
2.  Where it determines that, as a result of any of the situations referred to in paragraph 3, the said conditions are appreciably less favourable than those enjoyed by UK road haulage operators, the Commission may, in order to remedy that situation, by means of delegated acts:
(a)   establish limits to the allowable capacity available to UK road haulage operators or to the number of journeys or to both;
(a)  suspend the application of Article 3 (1) and (2) of this Regulation where no equivalent rights are granted to Union road haulage operators or where the rights granted are minimal;
(b)   suspend the application of this Regulation; or
(b)   establish limits to the allowable capacity available to UK road haulage operators or to the number of journeys or to both; or
(c)  adopt other appropriate measures.
(c)  adopt other appropriate measures such as financial duties or operational restrictions.

(1) The matter was referred back for interinstitutional negotiations to the committee responsible, pursuant to Rule 59(4), fourth subparagraph (A8-0063/2019).

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