Minutes of 13/05/1998 - Provisional Edition


Protection of minors in audiovisual and information services


Legislative resolution embodying Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a Council Recommendation concerning the protection of minors and human dignity in audiovisual and information services (COM(97)0570 - C4-0670/97 - 97/0329(CNS))(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

-  having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council, COM(97)0570 - 97/0329(CNS),

-  having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Article 130(3) of the EC Treaty (C4-0670/97),

-  having regard to Rule 58 of its Rules of Procedure,

-  having regard to the report of the Committee on Culture, Youth, Education and the Media and the opinions of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizens' Rights and the Committee on Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs (A4-0153/1998),

1.   Approves the Commission proposal, subject to Parliament's amendments;

2.   Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 189a(2) of the EC Treaty;

3.   Calls on the Council to notify Parliament should it intend to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

4.   Asks to be consulted again should the Council intend to make substantial modifications to the Commission proposal;

5.   Instructs its President to forward this opinion to the Council and Commission.