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Procedure : 2013/0013(COD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A7-0472/2013

Texts tabled :

A7-0472/2013

Debates :

PV 25/02/2014 - 8
PV 25/02/2014 - 10
CRE 25/02/2014 - 8
CRE 25/02/2014 - 10

Votes :

PV 26/02/2014 - 9.5
CRE 26/02/2014 - 9.5

Texts adopted :

P7_TA(2014)0152

Texts adopted
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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 - Strasbourg Final edition
Normalisation of the accounts of railway undertakings ***I
P7_TA(2014)0152A7-0472/2013
Resolution
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European Parliament legislative resolution of 26 February 2014 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Regulation (EEC) No 1192/69 of the Council on common rules for the normalisation of the accounts of railway undertakings (COM(2013)0026 – C7-0026/2013 – 2013/0013(COD)) (Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2013)0026),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Articles 91 and 109 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C7‑0026/2013),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

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

–  having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions of 8 October 2013(2) ,

–  having regard to Rule 55 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A7-0472/2013),

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

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

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

(1) OJ C 327, 12.11.2013, p. 122.
(2) OJ C 356, 5.12.2013, p. 92.


Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 26 February 2014 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) No .../2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Regulation (EEC) No 1192/69 of the Council on common rules for the normalisation of the accounts of railway undertakings
(Text with EEA relevance)
P7_TC1-COD(2013)0013

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Articles 91 and 109 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national Parliaments,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee(1) ,

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions(2) ,

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure(3) ,

Whereas:

(1)  Regulation (EEC) No 1192/69 of the Council(4) allows Member States to compensate 36 enumerated railway undertakings for the payment of obligations which undertakings of other transport modes do not have to support. Correct application of the rules for normalisation results in Member States being exempted from State aid notification obligations.

(2)  A series of legislative measures has been adopted at European level, opening up the rail freight and international rail passenger markets to competition and establishing, by way of Directive 2012/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council(5) , certain fundamental principles which include that railway undertakings shall be managed according to principles that apply to commercial companies, that entities responsible for the allocation of capacity and charging for rail infrastructure shall be separate from entities which operate rail services and that there shall be a separation of accounts, that any railway undertaking licensed in accordance with EU criteria should have access to railway infrastructure on fair, non-discriminatory terms, and that infrastructure managers may benefit from State financing. The time limit for transposition of Directive 2012/34/EU into national law is 16 June 2015. [Am. 1]

(3)  Regulation (EEC) No 1192/69 is inconsistent and incompatible with legislative measures currently in force. In particular, in the context of a liberalised market where railway undertakings compete directly with the enumerated railway undertakings, it is no longer appropriate to discriminate between these two groups of different undertakings.

(4)  As a consequence, it is appropriate to repeal Regulation (EEC) No 1192/69 to eliminate inconsistencies in the EU legal order and this will contribute to simplification by eliminating a legal act which is now obsolete,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EEC) No 1192/69 is repealed.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of two years after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union . [Am. 2]

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at …,

For the European Parliament For the Council

The President The President

(1)OJ C 327, 12.11.2013, p. 122.
(2)OJ C 356, 5.12.2013, p. 92.
(3) Position of the European Parliament of 26 February 2014.
(4) Regulation (EEC) No 1192/69 of the Council of 26 June 1969 on common rules for the normalisation of the accounts of railway undertakings (OJ L 156, 28.6.1969, p. 8).
(5)2 Directive 2012/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 November 2012 establishing a single European railway area (recast) (OJ L 343, 14.12.2012, p. 32).

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