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PE 496.419v03-00 A7-0050/2013

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European statistics on demography

(COM(2011)0903 – C7-0518/2011 – 2011/0440(COD))

Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Rapporteur: Csaba Sógor

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 OPINION of the Committee on Regional Development
 OPINION of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs
 PROCEDURE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European statistics on demography

(COM(2011)0903 – C7-0518/2011 – 2011/0440(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2011)0903),

–   having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 338(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C7-0518/2011),

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

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

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the opinions of the Committee on Regional Development and the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (A7-0050/2013),

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.

Amendment                1

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(4) Pursuant to Article 175 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the Commission submits every three years a report to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the progress made towards achieving economic, social and territorial cohesion. The preparation of these reports and the regular monitoring of demographic developments and of possible future demographic challenges in the EU regions, including different types of regions such as cross-border regions, metropolitan regions, rural regions, mountain and island regions, require annual regional data at NUTS 3 regional level. Since demographic ageing displays strong regional differences, Eurostat is requested to prepare regional projections on a regular basis in order to complement the demographic picture of the NUTS 2 regions in the European Union.

(4) Pursuant to the second paragraph of Article 175 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, the Commission submits every three years a report to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the progress made towards achieving economic, social and territorial cohesion. The preparation of these reports and the regular monitoring of demographic developments and of possible future demographic challenges in the Union's regions, including different types of regions such as cross-border regions, metropolitan regions, rural regions, mountain and island regions, require annual regional data at NUTS 3 regional level. Since demographic ageing displays strong regional differences, the Commission (Eurostat) is requested to prepare regional projections on a regular basis in order to complement the demographic picture of the NUTS 2 regions in the European Union.

Amendment  2

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 7

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(7) The EU sustainable development strategy, launched by the European Council in Gothenburg in 2001 and renewed in June 2006, seeks the continuous improvement of the quality of life for current and future generations. The Eurostat monitoring report, which is published every two years, provides an objective statistical picture of progress, based on the EU set of sustainable development indicators.

(7) The EU sustainable development strategy, launched by the European Council in Gothenburg in 2001 and renewed in June 2006, seeks the continuous improvement of the quality of life for current and future generations. The Commission (Eurostat) monitoring report, which is published every two years, provides an objective statistical picture of progress, based on the EU set of sustainable development indicators.

Amendment  3

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 8 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(8a)The strategic objective of the Beijing Platform for Action (1995) provides a reference framework for the generation and dissemination of gender-disaggregated data and information, for planning and policy evaluation reasons.

Amendment  4

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 9

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(9) Demographic statistics on population constitute an essential component for the estimation of total population in the framework of the European System of Accounts (ESA).

(9) Demographic statistics on population constitute an essential component for the estimation of total population in the framework of the European System of Accounts (ESA). The updating and purging of data are important when establishing statistics at European level.

Amendment  5

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 11

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(11) The information on demography should be consistent with the relevant information collected pursuant Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 311/76 on the compilation of statistics on foreign workers and Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 on population and housing censuses.

(11) The information on demography should be fully in line with the relevant information collected pursuant Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 311/76 on the compilation of statistics on foreign workers and Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 on population and housing censuses.

Amendment  6

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 13

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(13) In the development, production and dissemination of European statistics, the national and European statistical authorities should take account of the principles set out in the European Statistics Code of Practice as reviewed and updated by the European Statistical System Committee on 28 September 2011.

(13) In the development, production and dissemination of European statistics, the national and European statistical authorities, and, where applicable, other relevant national and regional authorities, should take account of the principles set out in the European Statistics Code of Practice as reviewed and updated by the European Statistical System Committee on 28 September 2011.

Amendment  7

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(a) ‘national’ means the same as in Article 2(f) of Regulation (EC) No 763/2008, where the territory is as defined in Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 in the version applicable at the reference time;

(a) ‘national’ refers to the territory of a Member State within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 in the version applicable at the reference time;

Amendment  8

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(b) ‘regional’ means the same as in Article 2(g) of Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 ; for countries that are not members of the European Union, it means the statistical regions at level 1, 2 or 3 as agreed between those countries and the Commission (Eurostat), according to the version applicable at the reference time;

(b) ‘regional’ means NUTS level 1, NUTS level 2 or NUTS level 3 within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 in the version applicable at the reference time; for countries that are not members of the European Union, it means the statistical regions at level 1, 2 or 3 as agreed between those countries and the Commission (Eurostat), according to the version applicable at the reference time;

Amendment  9

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(c) ‘usually resident population’ means all persons having their usual residence in a Member State at the reference time;

(c) ‘usually resident population’ means all persons having their usual residence in a Member State of the Union at the reference time;

Amendment  10

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point d – introductory part

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(d) ‘usual residence’ means the same as in Article 2(d) first paragraph of Regulation (EC) No 763/2008. The following persons alone shall be considered to be usual residents of the geographical area in question:

(d) ‘usual residence’ means the place where a person normally spends the daily period of rest, regardless of temporary absences. The following persons alone shall be considered to be usual residents of the geographical area in question:

Amendment  11

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point d – subparagraph 1 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

Where the circumstances described in point (i) or point (ii) cannot be established, the "usual residence population" shall be estimated from the legal or registered population, using scientifically-based, well-documented, and publically-available statistical estimation methods that are monitored by the Commission (Eurostat).

Amendment  12

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point h

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(h) ‘validated data’ means data that fulfil a set of quality criteria for data compilation, including all the checks made in terms of the quality of the data to be published or already published.

(h) ‘validated data’ means statistical data that fulfil a set of quality criteria for data compilation, including all the checks made in terms of the quality of the data to be published or already published.

Amendment  13

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1. Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on the population as referred to in Article 2 (c) and (d) at the reference time. Where the circumstances described in Article 2 (d)i. or (d)ii. cannot be established, Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on population at their place of legal or registered residence at the reference time; in this case, they shall undertake proportionate efforts to compute data which are the closest possible approximation to the population referred to in Article 2 (c) and (d).

1. Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with statistical data on the population as referred to in Article 2 (c) and (d) at the reference time. The statistical data provided shall cover the following variables:

 

(a) age;

 

(b) sex;

 

(c) region of residence.

Amendment  14

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2. Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on vital events at the reference time, regardless of the place where the events occurred. Member States shall use the same population definition as for the data referred to in paragraph.

2. Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on vital events that occurred during the reference period. Member States shall use the same population definition as they use for the data referred to in paragraph 1. The data provided shall cover the following variables:

 

(a) live births by sex, by month of occurrence, by live birth-order, by mother’s age, by mother’s year of birth, by mother’s country of birth, by mother’s country of citizenship and by mother’s region of residence;

 

(b) deaths by age, by sex, by year of birth, by region of residence, by country of birth, by country of citizenship and by month of occurrence.

Amendment  15

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3. Member States shall use the same population definition for all national and regional levels as defined in Article 2 (a) and (b).

3. Member States shall use the same definition of population for all levels, as given in Article 2 (a) and (b).

Amendment  16

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 3 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

3a. Where regional authorities provide national authorities with statistical data, Member States shall forward such data to the Commission (Eurostat), in order to enable it to acquire a more detailed overview of the demographic situation in the Union.

Justification

Demographic change is affecting the regions in various, different ways. There are huge differences within Member States; therefore, it might be helpful not only to compare developments at national level but also at regional level.

Amendment  17

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

4. Uniform conditions related to the breakdown of data referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, as well as to the frequency, deadlines and revisions of data, shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 9(2).

4. The Commission shall adopt implementing acts laying down uniform conditions for the breakdown of data referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, as well as to the frequency, deadlines and revisions of data. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 9(2).

Justification

As the regulation does not regulate the frequency of data, it needs to be ensured that the authorities are not forced to deliver data so frequently that is unrealistic or cannot reasonably be expected.

Amendment  18

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

For the purposes of qualified majority voting in the Council, Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on the total population at national level at the reference time, as referred to in Article 2(c), within 8 months from the end of the reference year. For the purposes of this Article, Member States shall not provide data on population at their place of legal or registered residence at the reference time.

For the purposes of qualified majority voting in Council, Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on the total population at national level at the reference time, as referred to in Article 2(c), within 8 months from the end of the reference year.

Amendment  19

Proposal for a regulation

Article 5 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1. The reference time for population data shall be the midnight of 31 December.

1. The reference time for population data shall be the end of the reference period (midnight of 31 December).

Amendment  20

Proposal for a regulation

Article 5 – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

2. The reference time for vital events data shall be the calendar year in which the events occurred.

2. The reference period for vital events data shall be the calendar year in which the events occurred.

Amendment  21

Proposal for a regulation

Article 5 – paragraph 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

3. The first reference time to be taken into account for the purposes of this regulation shall be 2013. The last reference time shall be 2027.

3. The first reference period to be taken into account for the purposes of this regulation shall be 2013. The last reference period shall be 2027.

Amendment  22

Proposal for a regulation

Article 8 – paragraph 5

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

5. Member States shall ensure that the population data as required by Article 3 of this Regulation are consistent with those required by Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 862/2007.

5. Member States shall ensure that the population data as required by Article 3 of this Regulation are consistent with those required by Article 3(1)(c), of Regulation (EC) No 862/2007.

Amendment  23

Proposal for a regulation

Article 9 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

Review Clause

 

The Commission shall submit a report to the European Parliament and to the Council on the implementation of this Regulation by 31 December 2018, and every five years thereafter. In that report, the Commission shall evaluate the quality of the data transmitted by Member States and the impact on the specific purposes referred to in Article 4. The report shall, if appropriate, be accompanied by proposals designed to further improve the functioning of this Regulation.


OPINION of the Committee on Regional Development (17.7.2012)

for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European statistics on demography

(COM(2011)0903 – C7-0518/2011 – 2011/0440(COD))

Rapporteur: Kerstin Westphal

SHORT JUSTIFICATION

The proposal seeks to regulate the provision and harmonisation of population data in Member States. This includes the creation of a common framework for the systematic production of European statistics on demography regulating the collection, processing and transmission of statistics on population and life events.

Your rapporteur welcomes the desire for standardised and thus comparable statistics on demography at European level. Demographic challenges are increasing and play an increasingly important role in the development of the EU. Only if statistics are available on this subject, can meaningful comparisons be made from which conclusions can be drawn and policies drawn up.

The rapporteur had already pointed out the importance of this issue in her own-initiative report on demographic change and its consequences for the future cohesion policy of the EU (2010/2157 (INI)). This own-initiative report calls for demographic trends in the regions to be included in the statistics. It also calls for local, regional and national databases on demographic trends to be made comparable, so the data can be evaluated at European level and the exchange of best practices between countries, regions and communities promoted.

The Commission's idea in this proposal of drawing on the data compiled to create indicators of various types is endorsed by the rapporteur. The Commission's 'Demography Vulnerability Index' may constitute such an indicator. In the above-mentioned report, Parliament had already called for this Index to be drawn up on a regular basis in order to make clear which regions in Europe are particularly exposed to demographic change.

Essentially then the author supports the Commission's proposal, which consists primarily of definitions and implementing rules. The concern of some regions that the compilation of population figures based on the usual place of residence was too expensive (Art. 2 d i and ii) has been assuaged, since Article 3.1 now also allows a 'closest possible approximation'.

The amendments thus focus primarily on the role of the regions in this process, including the demand that regional demographic statistics (if any) be forwarded to Eurostat, so that regional differences in demographic trends can be identified. Since the text does not specify the quantity of data to be provided and how frequently they should be transmitted, it should be pointed out here that the statistical authorities should not be confronted with unconscionable financial or administrative obstacles.

Finally, the author proposes that a reference be included on the need to protect personal data when providing data.

AMENDMENTS

The Committee on Regional Development calls on the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, as the committee responsible, to incorporate the following amendments in its report:

Amendment  1

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 8

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(8) Annual statistical data on demography are fundamental for the study and definition of a wide range of policies, with particular regard to social and economic issues, at national and regional level. Statistics on population are an important denominator for a wide range of policy indicators.

(8) Annual statistical data on demography are fundamental for the study and definition of a wide range of policies, with particular regard to social, economic and territorial issues, at national and regional level. Statistics on population are an important denominator for a wide range of policy indicators, particularly in exploring the severe and permanent demographic handicaps of some Union regions.

Amendment  2

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 8 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(8a) With the "Demography Vulnerability Index", an index based on the estimated share of people aged 65 and over in total population, share of working age in total population and population decline in 2020, the Commission has already developed ideas for evaluating statistical data on demography in Union regions.

Justification

The "Demography Vulnerability Index", first developed in the Commission Staff Working Document Regions 2020: an assessment of future challenges for EU regions, shows how differently regions are affected by demographic change. In its report on demographic change and its consequences for future cohesion policy ((2010/2157(INI)), the European Parliament has stressed that this indicator is helpful and should be developed further.

Amendment  3

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 9

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(9) Demographic statistics on population constitute an essential component for the estimation of total population in the framework of the European System of Accounts (ESA).

(9) Demographic statistics on population constitute an essential component for the estimation of total population in the framework of the European System of Accounts (ESA). The updating and purging of data are the important elements for the establishment of statistics at European level.

Amendment  4

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 10

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(10) In order to ensure the quality, and in particular the comparability, of the data provided by the Member States, and in order for reliable overviews to be drawn up at European Union level, the data used should be based on the same concepts and refer to the same reference date or period;

(10) As practice has shown, statistical data provided by the Member States are not always gathered by means of the same methodology; therefore, in order to ensure the quality, and in particular the comparability, of the data provided by the Member States, and in order for reliable overviews to be drawn up at European Union level, the data used should be based on the same concepts and refer to the same reference date or period;

Amendment  5

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 13

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(13) In the development, production and dissemination of European statistics, the national and European statistical authorities should take account of the principles set out in the European Statistics Code of Practice as reviewed and updated by the European Statistical System Committee on 28 September 2011.

(13) In the development, production and dissemination of European statistics, the national and European statistical authorities, and where applicable, those at regional level, should take account of the principles set out in the European Statistics Code of Practice as reviewed and updated by the European Statistical System Committee on 28 September 2011.

Justification

In some member states, statistics are collected by regional statistical authorities. These should follow the same principles.

Amendment  6

Proposal for a regulation

Recital 13 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(13a) The same criteria should apply to the sub-state authorities with legislative powers when collaborating in the development, production and dissemination of European statistics.

Amendment  7

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point h

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(h) 'validated data' means data that fulfil a set of quality criteria for data compilation, including all the checks made in terms of the quality of the data to be published or already published.

(h) ‘validated data’ means statistical data that fulfil a set of quality criteria for data compilation, including all the checks made in terms of the quality of the data to be published or already published.

Amendment  8

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1. Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on the population as referred to in Article 2(c) and (d) at the reference time. Where the circumstances described in Article 2 (d)i. or (d)ii. cannot be established, Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on population at their place of legal or registered residence at the reference time; in this case, they shall undertake proportionate efforts to compute data which are the closest possible approximation to the population referred to in Article 2(c) and (d).

1. Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with statistical data on the population as referred to in Article 2(c) and (d) at the reference time. Where the circumstances described in Article 2(d)(i) or (d)(ii) cannot be established, Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with statistical data on population at their place of legal or registered residence at the reference time; in this case, they shall undertake proportionate efforts to compute data which are the closest possible approximation to the statistical data of the population referred to in Article 2(c) and (d).

Amendment  9

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 3 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

3a. Where statistical data are delivered to the national level by regional authorities, Member States shall also forward these data to the Commission (Eurostat), in order to allow for a more detailed overview of the demographic situation in the Union.

Justification

Demographic change is affecting the regions in various, different ways. There are huge differences within Member States; therefore, it might be helpful not only to compare developments at national level but also at regional level.

Amendment  10

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

4. Uniform conditions related to the breakdown of data referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, as well as to the frequency, deadlines and revisions of data, shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 9(2).

4. The Commission shall adopt implementing acts laying down uniform conditions for the breakdown of data referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, as well as to the frequency, deadlines and revisions of data. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 9(2). Those uniform conditions shall, to the greatest extent possible, not place any additional budgetary or administrative burden on national or regional statistical authorities.

Justification

As the regulation does not regulate the frequency of data, it needs to be ensured that the authorities are not forced to deliver data so frequently that is unrealistic or cannot reasonably be expected.

Amendment  11

Proposal for a regulation

Article 6 – paragraph 1 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

The provision of data shall be carried out in compliance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) No xxx/xxxx of ... on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation), as well as Article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.

Justification

The protection of personal data is mentioned in recital 14 but it should be repeated here as it is an important issue when creating statistical data.

PROCEDURE

Title

European statistics on demography

References

COM(2011)0903 – C7-0518/2011 – 2011/0440(COD)

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

EMPL

17.1.2012

 

 

 

Opinion by

       Date announced in plenary

REGI

17.1.2012

Rapporteur

       Date appointed

Kerstin Westphal

26.1.2012

Date adopted

11.7.2012

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

42

0

4

Members present for the final vote

François Alfonsi, Luís Paulo Alves, Charalampos Angourakis, Victor Boştinaru, John Bufton, Salvatore Caronna, Nikos Chrysogelos, Francesco De Angelis, Rosa Estaràs Ferragut, Danuta Maria Hübner, Filiz Hakaeva Hyusmenova, Vincenzo Iovine, María Irigoyen Pérez, Seán Kelly, Mojca Kleva, Constanze Angela Krehl, Petru Constantin Luhan, Vladimír Maňka, Riikka Manner, Iosif Matula, Erminia Mazzoni, Miroslav Mikolášik, Jens Nilsson, Jan Olbrycht, Wojciech Michał Olejniczak, Younous Omarjee, Markus Pieper, Monika Smolková, Ewald Stadler, Georgios Stavrakakis, Nuno Teixeira, Lambert van Nistelrooij, Oldřich Vlasák, Kerstin Westphal, Hermann Winkler, Joachim Zeller

Substitute(s) present for the final vote

Jan Březina, Karima Delli, Ivars Godmanis, Juozas Imbrasas, Maurice Ponga, Elisabeth Schroedter, Richard Seeber

Substitute(s) under Rule 187(2) present for the final vote

Hans-Gert Pöttering, Konrad Szymański, Janusz Wojciechowski


OPINION of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (22.1.2013)

for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on European statistics on demography

(COM(2011)0903 – C7-0518/2011 – 2011/0440(COD))

Rapporteur: Carlo Casini

AMENDMENTS

The Committee on Constitutional Affairs calls on the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, as the committee responsible, to incorporate the following amendments in its report:

Amendment  1

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point d – introductory part

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(d) usual residence’ means the same as in Article 2(d) first paragraph of Regulation (EC) No 763/2008. The following persons alone shall be considered to be usual residents of the geographical area in question:

(d) "usual residence" shall mean the place where a person normally spends the daily period of rest, regardless of temporary absences for purposes of recreation, holidays, visits to friends and relatives, business, medical treatment or religious pilgrimage. The following persons alone shall be considered to be usual residents of the geographical area in question:

Amendment  2

Proposal for a regulation

Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point d – paragraph 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

In applying the definition of ‘usual residence’, Member States shall treat special cases as in the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1201/2009.

Where the circumstances described in point (i) or (ii) cannot be established, "usual residence" shall mean the place of legal or registered residence. In applying the definition of ‘usual residence’, Member States shall treat special cases as in the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1201/2009.

Amendment  3

Proposal for a regulation

Article 3 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

1. Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on the population as referred to in Article 2(c) and (d) at the reference time. Where the circumstances described in Article 2 (d)i. or (d)ii. cannot be established, Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on population at their place of legal or registered residence at the reference time; in this case, they shall undertake proportionate efforts to compute data which are the closest possible approximation to the population referred to in Article 2(c) and (d).

1. Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on the usually resident population as referred to in Article 2(c) and (d) at the reference time. Where the circumstances described in Article 2 (d)i. or (d)ii. cannot be established, Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on population at their place of legal or registered residence at the reference time; in this case, they shall undertake proportionate efforts to compute data which are the closest possible approximation to the usually resident population referred to in Article 2(c) and (d).

Amendment  4

Proposal for a regulation

Article 4 – paragraph 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

For the purposes of qualified majority voting in the Council, Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on the total population at national level at the reference time, as referred to in Article 2 (c), within 8 months from the end of the reference year. For the purposes of this Article, Member States shall not provide data on population at their place of legal or registered residence at the reference time.

For the purposes of qualified majority voting in the Council, Member States shall provide the Commission (Eurostat) with data on the total population at national level at the reference time, as referred to in Article 2 (c), within 8 months from the end of the reference year.

PROCEDURE

Title

European statistics on demography

References

COM(2011)0903 – C7-0518/2011 – 2011/0440(COD)

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

EMPL

17.1.2012

 

 

 

Opinion by

       Date announced in plenary

AFCO

22.11.2012

Rapporteur

       Date appointed

Carlo Casini

27.11.2012

Discussed in committee

26.11.2012

18.12.2012

21.1.2013

 

Date adopted

22.1.2013

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

17

4

0

Members present for the final vote

Andrew Henry William Brons, Carlo Casini, Andrew Duff, Ashley Fox, Roberto Gualtieri, Enrique Guerrero Salom, Gerald Häfner, Daniel Hannan, Stanimir Ilchev, Constance Le Grip, Morten Messerschmidt, Paulo Rangel, Algirdas Saudargas, József Szájer, Rafał Trzaskowski, Guy Verhofstadt

Substitute(s) present for the final vote

Sandrine Bélier, Zuzana Brzobohatá, Sylvie Guillaume, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Vital Moreira, Helmut Scholz


PROCEDURE

Title

European statistics on demography

References

COM(2011)0903 – C7-0518/2011 – 2011/0440(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

20.12.2011

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

EMPL

17.1.2012

 

 

 

Committee(s) asked for opinion(s)

       Date announced in plenary

ECON

17.1.2012

ENVI

17.1.2012

REGI

17.1.2012

AFCO

22.11.2012

 

FEMM

17.1.2012

 

 

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

ECON

17.1.2012

ENVI

24.1.2012

FEMM

10.10.2012

 

Rapporteur(s)

       Date appointed

Csaba Sógor

19.1.2012

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

9.10.2012

28.11.2012

20.2.2013

 

Date adopted

21.2.2013

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

34

5

5

Members present for the final vote

Regina Bastos, Edit Bauer, Heinz K. Becker, Jean-Luc Bennahmias, Phil Bennion, Pervenche Berès, Philippe Boulland, Alejandro Cercas, Ole Christensen, Derek Roland Clark, Minodora Cliveti, Emer Costello, Frédéric Daerden, Sari Essayah, Richard Falbr, Thomas Händel, Marian Harkin, Nadja Hirsch, Stephen Hughes, Danuta Jazłowiecka, Jean Lambert, Patrick Le Hyaric, Verónica Lope Fontagné, Olle Ludvigsson, Thomas Mann, Elisabeth Morin-Chartier, Csaba Őry, Konstantinos Poupakis, Sylvana Rapti, Licia Ronzulli, Elisabeth Schroedter, Nicole Sinclaire, Joanna Katarzyna Skrzydlewska, Jutta Steinruck, Traian Ungureanu, Inês Cristina Zuber

Substitute(s) present for the final vote

Georges Bach, Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto, Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Antigoni Papadopoulou, Csaba Sógor

Substitute(s) under Rule 187(2) present for the final vote

Alexander Alvaro, Nirj Deva, Pat the Cope Gallagher

Date tabled

27.2.2013

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