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Procedure : 2007/0037A(COD)
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Document selected : A6-0513/2007

Texts tabled :

A6-0513/2007

Debates :

PV 14/01/2008 - 16
CRE 14/01/2008 - 16

Votes :

PV 15/01/2008 - 8.3
CRE 15/01/2008 - 8.3
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P6_TA(2008)0003

Texts adopted
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Tuesday, 15 January 2008 - Strasbourg Final edition
Abolition of discrimination in transport rates and conditions ***I
P6_TA(2008)0003A6-0513/2007

European Parliament legislative resolution of 15 January 2008 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation No 11 concerning the abolition of discrimination in transport rates and conditions, in implementation of Article 79(3) of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs - transport aspects (COM(2007)0090 – C6-0086/2007 – 2007/0037A(COD))

(Codecision procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament ,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2007)0090),

–   having regard to Article 251(2) and Articles 75(3), 95 and 152(4)(b) of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6-0086/2007),

–   having regard to the decision by the Conference of Presidents on 5 July 2007 to authorise the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the Committee on Transport and Tourism to draw up one legislative report each on the basis of the above-mentioned Commission proposal,

–   having regard to the opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs on the proposed legal basis,

–   having regard to Rules 51 and 35 of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A6-0513/2007),

1.  Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend the proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.

Text proposed by the Commission   Amendments by Parliament
Amendment 1
TITLE
Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation No 11 concerning the abolition of discrimination in transport rates and conditions, in implementation of Article 79(3) of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community and Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and the Council on the hygiene of foodstuffs
Council Regulation amending Regulation No 11 concerning the abolition of discrimination in transport rates and conditions, in implementation of Article 79(3) of the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community
Amendment 2
CITATION 1
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 75(3), Article 95 and Article 152(4)(b) thereof,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 75(3) thereof,
Amendment 3
CITATION 5
Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty,
deleted
Amendment 4
RECITAL 3
(3)  Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 requires that all food business operators put in place, implement and maintain a procedure based on the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles.
deleted
Amendment 5
RECITAL 4
(4)  Experience has shown that in certain food businesses, food hygiene can be ensured by the correct implementation of the food hygiene requirements laid down in Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 without having recourse to the HACCP system. The businesses concerned are in particular small businesses predominantly selling their products directly to the final consumer, such as bakeries, butchers, grocery shops, market stalls, restaurants, and bars, which are micro-enterprises within the meaning of Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.
deleted
Amendment 6
RECITAL 5
(5)  It is appropriate therefore to provide an exemption to those businesses from the requirement of Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004, it being understood that they must comply with all the other requirements of that Regulation.
deleted
Amendment 7
RECITAL 6
(6)  As the amendment of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 and that of Regulation No 11 have the common aim of reducing administrative burdens on businesses, without changing the underlying purpose of those Regulations, it is appropriate to combine these amendments in a single Regulation
deleted
Amendment 8
ARTICLE 2
Article 5(3) (Regulation (EC) No 852/2004)
Article 2
deleted
In Article 5(3) of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004, the following sentence is added:
"Without prejudice to the other requirements of this Regulation, paragraph 1 shall not apply to businesses which are micro-enterprises within the meaning of Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC of 6 May 2003 and the activities of which consist predominantly in the direct sale of food to the final consumer."
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