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Procedure : 2013/0105(COD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0032/2015

Texts tabled :

A8-0032/2015

Debates :

PV 10/03/2015 - 4
CRE 10/03/2015 - 4

Votes :

PV 10/03/2015 - 10.6

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2015)0046

Texts adopted
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Tuesday, 10 March 2015 - Strasbourg Final edition
Dimensions and weights of road vehicles circulating within the Community ***II
P8_TA(2015)0046A8-0032/2015
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European Parliament legislative resolution of 10 March 2015 on the Council position at first reading with view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 96/53/EC laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorised dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorised weights in international traffic (11296/3/2014 – C8-0294/2014 – 2013/0105(COD)) (Ordinary legislative procedure: second reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Council position at first reading (11296/3/2014 – C8‑0294/2014),

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 11 July 2013(1) ,

–  having regard to its position at first reading(2) on the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2013)0195),

–  having regard to the undertakings given by the Commission at Parliament's plenary sitting to take over Parliament's position at second reading, and by the Council representative by letter of 18 December 2014 to approve that position, in accordance with Article 294(8)(a) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Article 294(7) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 69 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation for second reading of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A8-0032/2015),

1.  Adopts its position at second reading hereinafter set out;

2.  Takes note of the Commission statement annexed to this resolution;

3.  Suggests that the act be cited as 'the Leichtfried-Lupi Directive on weights and dimensions of commercial vehicles'(3) ;

4.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

(1) OJ C 327, 12.11.2013, p. 133.
(2) Texts adopted of 15.4.2014, P7_TA(2014)0353.
(3) Jörg Leichtfried and Maurizio Lupi led the negotiations on the act on behalf of Parliament and the Council respectively.


Position of the European Parliament adopted at second reading on 10 March 2015 with a view to the adoption of Directive (EU) 2015/… of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 96/53/EC laying down for certain road vehicles circulating within the Community the maximum authorised dimensions in national and international traffic and the maximum authorised weights in international traffic
P8_TC2-COD(2013)0105
(As an agreement was reached between Parliament and Council, Parliament's position corresponds to the final legislative act, Directive (EU) 2015/719.)


ANNEX TO THE LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Statement by the Commission on revision of the type approval framework

The derogation on the maximum length for aerodynamic cabs and rear aerodynamic devices for heavy goods vehicles, as foreseen by the new Directive on maximum weights and dimensions of heavy goods vehicles (amendment of Directive 96/53/EC), requires amendments to the type approval legal framework (namely Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 and Regulation (EU) No 1230/2012).

The Commission is currently reviewing Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council, to improve the general safety of vehicles. As requested by Article 17 of this Regulation (EC) No 661/2009, the Commission will report in 2015 to the European Parliament and to the Council, including, where appropriate, proposals for amendment to this Regulation or other relevant Union legislation regarding the inclusion of further new safety features in particular for trucks. The Commission intends to propose the necessary amendments, following a stakeholders consultation and, where appropriate impact assessment, at the latest by 2016.

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