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20 December 2013
PE 519.834v02-00 A7-0479/2013

on the proposal for a Council regulation on denominations and technical specifications of euro coins intended for circulation (recast)

(COM(2013)0184 – C7-0132/2013 – 2013/0096(NLE))

Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Rapporteur: Jean-Paul Gauzès

(Recast – Rule 87 of the Rules of Procedure)

AMENDMENTS
DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 ANNEX 1: LETTER FROM THE COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AFFAIRS
 ANNEX 2: OPINION OF THE CONSULTATIVE WORKING PARTY OF THE LEGAL SERVICES OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE COMMISSION
 RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a Council regulation on denominations and technical specifications of euro coins intended for circulation (recast)

(COM(2013)0184 – C7-0132/2013 – 2013/0096(NLE))

(Consultation – recast)

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2013)0184),

–   having regard to Article 128(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C7-0132/2013),

–   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 the letter of 17 June 2013 sent by the Committee on Legal Affairs to the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in accordance with Rule 87(3) of Parliament’s Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to Rules 87 and 55 of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (A7-0479/2013),

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 and those amendments, the proposal is a straightforward codification of the existing texts, without any change in their substance;

1.  Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2.  Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, in accordance with Article 293(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union;

3.  Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

4.  Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

5.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and the Commission.

Amendment  1

Proposal for a Council regulation

Recital 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(4) The single coinage system of the Union should induce public confidence and entail technological innovations which ensure that it is a secure, reliable and efficient system.

(4) The single coinage system of the Union should induce public confidence and entail technological innovations which ensure that it is a secure, reliable and efficient system. It should also help to prevent counterfeiting.

Amendment  2

Proposal for a Council regulation

Article 10 – paragraph 8

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

8. All relevant information on new national circulation coin designs shall be published by the Commission in the Official Journal of the European Union.

8. All relevant information on new national circulation coin designs shall be published by the Commission in the Official Journal of the European Union.

 

The Commission shall notify the European Parliament any objections it raises under paragraph 5.

(1)

             OJ C 77, 28.3.2002, p.1.


ANNEX 1: LETTER FROM THE COMMITTEE ON LEGAL AFFAIRS

Ref.: D(2013)65094

Mrs Sharon Bowles

Chair of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

ASP 10G201

Brussels

Subject:     Proposal for a Council Regulation on denominations and technical specifications of euro coins intended for circulation (recast)

                  (COM(2013)0184 – C7-0132/2013 – 2013/0096(NLE))

Dear Chair,

The Committee on Legal Affairs, which I am honoured to chair, has examined the proposal referred to above, pursuant to Rule 87 on recasting, as introduced into the Parliament's Rules of Procedure.

Paragraph 3 of that Rule reads as follows:

"If the committee responsible for legal affairs considers that the proposal does not entail any substantive changes other than those identified as such in the proposal, it shall inform the committee responsible.

In such a case, over and above the conditions laid down in Rules 156 and 157, amendments shall be admissible within the committee responsible only if they concern those parts of the proposal which contain changes.

However, if in accordance with point 8 of the Interinstitutional Agreement, the committee responsible intends also to submit amendments to the codified parts of the proposal, it shall immediately notify its intention to the Council and to the Commission, and the latter should inform the committee, prior to the vote pursuant to Rule 54, of its position on the amendments and whether or not it intends to withdraw the recast proposal."

Following the opinion of the Legal Service, whose representatives participated in the meetings of the Consultative Working Party examining the recast proposal, and in keeping with the recommendations of the draftsperson, the Committee on Legal Affairs considers that the proposal in question does not include any substantive changes other than those identified as such in the proposal and that, as regards the codification of the unchanged provisions of the earlier acts with those changes, the proposal contains a straightforward codification of the existing texts, without any change in their substance.

Furthermore, pursuant to Rules 86(2) and 86(3), the Committee on Legal Affairs considered that the technical adaptations suggested in the opinion of the abovementioned Working Party were necessary in order to ensure that the proposal complied with the recasting rules.

In conclusion, after discussing it at its meeting of 16 December 2013, the Committee on Legal Affairs, unanimously(1), recommends that the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, as the committee responsible, proceed to examine the above proposal in accordance with Rule 87.

Yours faithfully,

Klaus-Heiner LEHNE

Encl.: Opinion of the Consultative Working Party.

(1)

The following Members were present: Françoise Castex (Vice-Chair), Christian Engström, Marielle Gallo, Giuseppe Gargani, Klaus-Heiner Lehne (Chair), Bernhard Rapkay, Evelyn Regner (Vice-Chair), Francesco Enrico Speroni, Dimitar Stoyanov, Rebecca Taylor, Alexandra Thein, Tadeusz Zwiefka.


ANNEX 2: OPINION OF THE CONSULTATIVE WORKING PARTY OF THE LEGAL SERVICES OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE COMMISSION

 

 

 

GROUPE CONSULTATIF

DES SERVICES JURIDIQUES

 

                     Brussels, 4 June 2013

OPINION

FOR THE ATTENTION OF           THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

                                                       THE COUNCIL

                                                       THE COMMISSION

Proposal for a Council Regulation on denominations and technical specifications of euro coins intended for circulation

COM(2013) 184 final of 11.4.2013 - 2013/0096 (NLE)

Having regard to the Inter-institutional 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 respective legal services of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission met on 23 April 2013 for the purpose of examining, among others, the aforementioned proposal submitted by the Commission.

At that meeting(1), an examination of the proposal for a Council Regulation recasting Council Regulation (EC) No 975/98 of 3 May 1998 on denominations and technical specifications of euro coins intended for circulation resulted in the Consultative Working Party’s establishing, by common accord, that in recital 9 of the draft recast text, which corresponds to recital 11 of Regulation (EC) No 975/98, the word "limits" should be adapted so as to read "limited". Moreover, with regard to that same recital, the Working Party also acknowledged that the quoted Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations has been repealed by Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC.

In consequence, examination of the proposal has enabled the Consultative Working Party to conclude, without dissent, that the proposal does not comprise any substantive amendments other than those identified as such. The Working Party also concluded, as regards the codification of the unchanged provisions of the earlier act with those substantive amendments, that the proposal contains a straightforward codification of the existing legal text, without any change in its substance.

C. PENNERA                       H. LEGAL                            L. ROMERO REQUENA

Jurisconsult                            Jurisconsult                            Director General

(1)

The Consultative Working Party had at its disposal the English, French and German language versions of the proposal and worked on the basis of the English version, being the master-copy language version of the text under discussion.


RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

Date adopted

17.12.2013

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

42

0

2

Members present for the final vote

Marino Baldini, Burkhard Balz, Elena Băsescu, Sharon Bowles, Udo Bullmann, Nikolaos Chountis, George Sabin Cutaş, Leonardo Domenici, Derk Jan Eppink, Diogo Feio, Elisa Ferreira, Ildikó Gáll-Pelcz, Jean-Paul Gauzès, Sven Giegold, Sylvie Goulard, Liem Hoang Ngoc, Gunnar Hökmark, Othmar Karas, Wolf Klinz, Jürgen Klute, Philippe Lamberts, Werner Langen, Astrid Lulling, Ivana Maletić, Arlene McCarthy, Marlene Mizzi, Ivari Padar, Antolín Sánchez Presedo, Olle Schmidt, Peter Simon, Peter Skinner, Theodor Dumitru Stolojan, Ivo Strejček, Kay Swinburne, Sampo Terho, Marianne Thyssen, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Corien Wortmann-Kool, Pablo Zalba Bidegain

Substitute(s) present for the final vote

Fabrizio Bertot, Zdravka Bušić, Herbert Dorfmann, Bas Eickhout, Vicky Ford, Krišjānis Kariņš

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

Wim van de Camp

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