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P6_TA(2008)0431

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PE 407.752v02-00 A6-0280/2008

on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the colouring matters which may be added to medicinal products (recast)

(COM(2008)0001 – C6-0026/2008 – 2008/0001(COD))

Committee on Legal Affairs

Rapporteur: József Szájer

(Recast – Rule 80a of the Rules of Procedure)

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 OPINION of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
 ANNEX: OPINION IN LETTER FORM OF THE LEGAL SERVICES' CONSULTATIVE WORKING PARTY
 PROCEDURE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the colouring matters which may be added to medicinal products (recast)

(COM(2008)0001 – C6 0026/2008 – 2008/0001(COD))

(Codecision procedure - recast)

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2008)0001),

–   having regard to Article 251(2) and Article 95 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6-0026/2008),

–   having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 28 November 2001 on a more structured use of the recasting technique for legal acts(1),

–   having regard to Rules 80a and 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Legal Affairs and the opinion of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (A6-0280/2008),

A. whereas, according to the Consultative Working Party of the Legal Services of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, the proposal in question does not include any substantive amendments other than those identified as such in the proposal and whereas, as regards the codification of the unchanged provisions of the earlier acts together with those amendments, the proposal contains a straightforward codification of the existing texts, without any change in their substance,

1.  Approves the Commission proposal as adapted to the recommendations of the Consultative Working Party of the Legal Services of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission;

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 and the Commission.

(1)

OJ C 77, 28.3.2002, p. 1.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission(1) was amended by Council Decision 2006/512/EC of 17 July 2006(2). Article 5a of amended Decision 1999/468/EC introduced the new 'regulatory procedure with scrutiny' (RPS) for 'measures of a general scope which seek to amend non-essential elements of a basic instrument adopted in accordance with codecision, inter alia by deleting some of those elements or by supplementing the instrument by the addition of new non-essential elements'.

Following the screening of the existing legislation and on-going procedures(3), the European Commission presented inter alia this recast proposal, transformed from a codification in order to incorporate the amendments necessary for the alignment to RPS.

In its decision of 12 December 2007 the Conference of Presidents designated the Committee on Legal Affaires as the lead Committee to deal with this 'comitology alignment' and the specialised committees as opinion-giving committees. The Conference of Committee Chairs agreed on 15 January 2008 on the modalities of cooperation between the Committee on Legal Affairs and the other committees involved.

In view of the fact that the proposed alignment to RPS is complete, the Committee on Legal Affairs does not propose any amendments, apart from the technical adaptations suggested by the Consultative Working Party of the Legal Services.

(1)

OJ C 203, 17.7.1999, p. 1.

(2)

OJ L 200, 22.7.2006, p. 11.

(3)

COM(2007)0740.


OPINION of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (5.6.2008)

for the Committee on Legal Affairs

on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the colouring matters which may be added to medicinal products (Recast)

(COM(2008)0001 – C6-0026/2008 – 2008/0001(COD))

Draftsman: Thomas Ulmer

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The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety calls on the Committee on Legal Affairs, as the committee responsible, to propose approval of the Commission proposal.

PROCEDURE

Title

Colouring matters for medicinal products (recast version)

References

COM(2008)0001 – C6-0026/2008 – 2008/0001(COD)

Committee responsible

JURI

Opinion by

       Date announced in plenary

ENVI

19.2.2008

 

 

 

Drafts(wo)man

       Date appointed

Thomas Ulmer

13.3.2008

 

 

Discussed in committee

5.5.2008

 

 

 

Date adopted

3.6.2008

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

54

0

0

Members present for the final vote

Georgs Andrejevs, Margrete Auken, Liam Aylward, Pilar Ayuso, Irena Belohorská, Johannes Blokland, John Bowis, Frieda Brepoels, Martin Callanan, Dorette Corbey, Magor Imre Csibi, Chris Davies, Avril Doyle, Mojca Drčar Murko, Edite Estrela, Anne Ferreira, Matthias Groote, Françoise Grossetête, Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines, Satu Hassi, Gyula Hegyi, Marie Anne Isler Béguin, Christa Klaß, Eija-Riitta Korhola, Peter Liese, Jules Maaten, Roberto Musacchio, Riitta Myller, Péter Olajos, Miroslav Ouzký, Vladko Todorov Panayotov, Vittorio Prodi, Frédérique Ries, Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, Guido Sacconi, Carl Schlyter, Horst Schnellhardt, Richard Seeber, Kathy Sinnott, Bogusław Sonik, María Sornosa Martínez, Antonios Trakatellis, Anja Weisgerber, Åsa Westlund, Anders Wijkman, Glenis Willmott

Substitute(s) present for the final vote

Inés Ayala Sender, Iles Braghetto, Bairbre de Brún, Genowefa Grabowska, Rebecca Harms, Henrik Lax, Johannes Lebech, Miroslav Mikolášik


ANNEX: OPINION IN LETTER FORM OF THE LEGAL SERVICES' CONSULTATIVE WORKING PARTY

Brussels, 28 February 2008

OPINION

                                            FOR   THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

                                                       THE COUNCIL

                                                       THE COMMISSION

Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the colouring matters which may be added to medicinal products

COM(2008)0001 of 11 January 2008 – 2008/0001(COD)

Having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 28 November 2001 on a more structured use of the recasting technique for legal acts, and in particular to point 9 thereof, the consultative working party consisting of the legal services of the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission met on 22 January and 6 February 2008 in order to consider, among others, the above Commission proposal.

On examining(1) the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council intended to recast Council Directive 78/25/EEC of 12 December 1977 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the colouring matters which may be added to medicinal products, the working party noted, by common accord, that, in Article 2, the words ‘the general and specific criteria of purity’ should be replaced by the words ‘the general specifications for aluminium lakes of colours and the specific criteria of purity’.

Having considered the working document, the working party was thus able to establish, without dissent, that the proposal does not involve any substantive changes other than those identified as such in the text itself or in this opinion. The working party also concluded, as regards codification of the unchanged provisions of the earlier act with those substantive amendments, that the proposal is indeed confined to straightforward codification and does not substantially alter the acts in question.

C. PENNERA                                  J.-C. PIRIS                                      M. PETITE

Jurisconsult                                       Jurisconsult                                       Director-General

(1)

The working party was able to refer to the English, French, and German versions of the proposal and based its proceedings on the French original version of the working document.


PROCEDURE

Title

Colouring matters for medicinal products (recast version)

References

COM(2008)0001 – C6-0026/2008 – 2008/0001(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

11.1.2008

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

JURI

19.2.2008

Committee(s) asked for opinion(s)

       Date announced in plenary

ENVI

19.2.2008

 

 

 

Rapporteur(s)

       Date appointed

József Szájer

19.12.2007

 

 

Date adopted

26.6.2008

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

24

0

0

Members present for the final vote

Carlo Casini, Titus Corlăţean, Bert Doorn, Monica Frassoni, Giuseppe Gargani, Neena Gill, Othmar Karas, Piia-Noora Kauppi, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, Hans-Peter Mayer, Manuel Medina Ortega, Hartmut Nassauer, Aloyzas Sakalas, Francesco Enrico Speroni, Diana Wallis, Rainer Wieland, Jaroslav Zvěřina, Tadeusz Zwiefka

Substitute(s) present for the final vote

Sharon Bowles, Vicente Miguel Garcés Ramón, Jean-Paul Gauzès, Eva Lichtenberger, József Szájer, Ieke van den Burg

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