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Menetlus : 2006/2584(RSP)
Menetluse etapid istungitel
Dokumendi valik : B6-0356/2006

Esitatud tekstid :

B6-0356/2006

Arutelud :

PV 13/06/2006 - 14
CRE 13/06/2006 - 14

Hääletused :

PV 15/06/2006 - 9.7

Vastuvõetud tekstid :

P6_TA(2006)0270

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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See also joint motion for a resolution RC-B6-0338/2006
12 June 2006
PE 374.635v01.00
 
B6‑0356/2006
to wind up the debate on statements by the Council and Commission
pursuant to Rule 103(2) of the Rules of Procedure
by André Brie and Gabriele Zimmer
on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group
on the outcome of the EU-Russia summit

European Parliament resolution on the outcome of the EU-Russia summit 
B6‑0356/2006

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the results of the EU-Russia Summit and related documents,

–  having regard to its previous resolutions on relations between the EU and Russia,

–  having regard to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) between the EU and Russia, which entered into force on 1 December 1997,

–  having regard to Rule 103(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas enhanced cooperation and good neighbourly relations between the EU and Russia are of key importance to the stability, security and prosperity of the whole of Europe,

B.  whereas, for considerable period of time, the development of relations was overshadowed by controversial issues, such as the situation in Chechnya, the neighbourhood countries, energy supply, and human and democratic rights,

C.  whereas major differences between the Member States are preventing the EU from implementing an effective policy towards Russia,

D.  whereas the political and human rights dialogue, the negotiations relating to the 'four common spaces' on trade, security, research and education and the formal consultations on human rights have continued but have proved very difficult,

E.  whereas Russia as an energy supplier and the EU as an energy consumer are mutually dependent,

F.  whereas 2006 is a key year for the future of EU-Russia relations since the EU is to adopt its new long-term strategy on Russia and the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Russia and the EU expires in 2007,

1.  Welcomes the results of the Summit but deplores the fact that no progress could be achieved on major political and economic issues;

2.  Notes the Summit's decision to allow the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between Russia and the EU to remain valid until a new agreement enters into force, but takes the view that it should be adapted to the new challenges and realities as soon as possible;

3.  Reiterates its support for the Four Road Maps of the Four Common Spaces, which provide the necessary framework for short- to medium-term cooperation, but deplores the lack of real results over the last months;

4.  Welcomes the signing of the agreement on easing visa regulations, which resolves important aspects of a long-standing problem in relations between Russia and the EU; stresses the importance of contacts between EU and Russian civil society for the promotion of mutual understanding, and consequently takes the view that the new agreement on visa facilitation represents one first step towards facilitating and encouraging people-to people contacts; encourages both sides to devise further measures to this end;

5.  Reiterates its opposition to the whole concept of readmission agreements;

6.  Welcomes the expressed intention of the EU and Russia to strengthen the multilateral non-proliferation mechanism, but takes the view that, within the framework of the EU-Russia dialogue on non-proliferation, high priority should be given to disarmament and arms control; reiterates the importance of nuclear and chemical disarmament for the non-proliferation system and calls on Russia and the EU Member States to play a leading role in these areas;

7.  Notes the differences between the EU and Russia concerning neighbourhood policy; rejects foreign policies aimed at creating spheres of influence; stresses the need to fully respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states, including the right of every state to seek to develop its relations with other states and organisations based on its own definition of its interests without outside interference; calls on the EU and Russia to act accordingly;

8.  Wishes to reinforce the strategic partnership with Russia; encourages the EU and Russia to use the negotiations on a new PCA to give new impetus to the development of such a partnership; reiterates that the values of democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights form the basis of the EU-Russia partnership and must be fully shared and implemented by both sides;

9.  Emphasises that the situation in Chechnya continues to be an obstacle to the development of relations between the EU and Russia; reiterates its strong criticism of Russia's policy in Chechnya and its condemnation of the numerous human rights violations in Chechnya; calls on Russia to work proactively on a political solution to the conflict which involves all the democratic components of Chechen society and guarantees all persons residing in or returning to Chechnya the right to life, freedom and security and the Chechen people respect for their cultural and national identity and dignity;

10.  Notes the regular consultations between the EU and Russia on human rights and fundamental freedoms; deplores the lack of concrete results; stresses, in this regard, that such consultations must comply with the EU guidelines on human rights dialogues and should therefore include in their procedures the involvement of Parliament and non-governmental organisations so as to identify the major concerns to be raised;

11.  Stresses the strategic importance of cooperation on energy and the need to enhance mutually beneficial EU-Russia energy relations; deplores the fact that the Summit did not result in concrete progress towards the solution of controversial issues;

12.  Expresses its serious concern at the fact that sexual, racist, xenophobic, ethnic, religious, anti-Semitic and anti-Islamic violence and discrimination have increased within Russia and in the European Union; calls on the responsible authorities of the Russian Federation to take immediate and resolute steps to put a halt to the rise in such attacks and attitudes in the Russian Federation;

13.  Recalls its concern about maritime safety in the Baltic, noting that the new ports built by Russia and the rapidly increasing traffic present new threats to the fragile Baltic marine environment; calls on the Commission to consider banning oil tankers other than those that meet the strictest international safety standards from carrying out transport operations in the Baltic; calls on the EU and Russia to increase their cooperation in the field of nuclear safety, especially as regards treatment of nuclear waste in the northern dimension framework;

14.  Calls on the Council and the Commission to associate Parliament closely in the elaboration of the new long-term strategy on Russia and to inform Parliament about the strategic guidelines for the negotiations on a new PCA, which should form a comprehensive and lasting framework for the EU-Russia strategic partnership;

15.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and of Russia.

Viimane päevakajastamine: 13. juuni 2006Õigusalane teave