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Tuesday, 9 March 2004 - Strasbourg Final edition
Criminal acts and penalties in the field of drug trafficking *

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council Framework Decision laying down minimum provisions on the constituent elements of criminal acts and penalties in the field of drug trafficking (15102/2/2003 – C5-0618/2003 – 2001/0114(CNS))

(Consultation procedure - renewed consultation)

The European Parliament ,

–   having regard to the Council draft (15102/2/2003)(1) ,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2001) 259)(2) ,

–   having regard to its position of 25 April 2002(3) ,

–   having regard to Articles 31(1)(e) and 34(2)(b) of the EU Treaty,

–   having been reconsulted by the Council pursuant to Article 39(1) of the EU Treaty, (C5-0618/2003),

–   having regard to Rules 106, 67 and 71(3) of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Citizens" Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs (A5-0095/2004),

1.  Approves the proposal for a Council framework decision as amended;

2.  Calls on the Council to amend the text accordingly;

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

4.  Calls on the Commission to continue its work and to bring forward new proposals for the creation of a common judicial area in criminal matters;

5.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council and Commission.

Text proposed by the Council   Amendments by Parliament
Amendment 1
Article 1a (new)
Article 1a
The aim of this Framework Decision is to tackle serious and/or international illegal drug trafficking.

(1) Not yet published in OJ.
(2) OJ C 270 E, 25.9.2001, p. 144.
(3) OJ C 131 E, 5.6.2003, p. 98.

Last updated: 5 October 2004Legal notice