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Document selected : O-0074/2006

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O-0074/2006 (B6-0326/2006)

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Parliamentary questions
27 June 2006
O-0074/06
ORAL QUESTION WITH DEBATE pursuant to Rule 108 of the Rules of Procedure by Giuseppe Gargani, on behalf of the Committee on Legal Affairs to the Commission

 Subject: European contract law 
 Answer 

- Having regard to its resolution of 23 March 2006 on European contract law and the revision of the acquis: the way forward (P6_TA-PROV(2006)0109), 

- having regard to the First annual Progress Report from the Commission of 23 September 2005 on European contract law and the acquis review (COM(2005)0456 final), in which the Commission states that the review of the consumer acquis 'will in turn feed into the development of the broader CFR', 

- having regard to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council of 11 October 2004 on European contract law and the revision of the acquis: the way forward (COM(2004)0651 final), in which the Commission states that it 'will use the CFR as a toolbox, where appropriate, when presenting proposals to improve the quality and coherence of the existing acquis and future legal instruments in the area of contract law', 

- whereas its resolution of 23 March 2006 pointed out that it is not clear what the European contract law initiative will lead to in terms of practical outcomes or on what legal basis any binding instrument will be adopted, 

- whereas its resolution of 23 March 2006 required, among other information, a statement by the Commission on the way in which it proposes to take account of the results of the CFR Workshops and the research groups in its subsequent work, 

Does the Commission intend and if so, to what extent, to include other contract law issues than consumer issues in a wider CFR? 

What are the intentions of the Commission as regards the purpose and the legal form of the CFR? Should the CFR be a binding instrument and what would be the legal basis for such an instrument? Or should the CFR only serve as a toolbox for the Commission for further legislative proposals? 

Does the Commission consider that the purpose of a wider CFR should be clear before presenting any further legislative proposals related to contract law issues? 

How does the Commission plan to bring the results of the work of the research groups and the CFR Net into use in legal transactions? What future legal instruments connected with contract law issues does the Commission plan to propose? 

How will the Commission involve Parliament in considering the various possible options with regard to the CFR?

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