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Procedure : 2015/0093(COD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0305/2015

Texts tabled :

A8-0305/2015

Debates :

PV 28/10/2015 - 4
CRE 28/10/2015 - 4

Votes :

PV 28/10/2015 - 7.5
CRE 28/10/2015 - 7.5

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2015)0379

Texts adopted
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 - Strasbourg Final edition
Use of genetically modified food and feed ***I
P8_TA(2015)0379A8-0305/2015

European Parliament legislative resolution of 28 October 2015 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 as regards the possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the use of genetically modified food and feed on their territory (COM(2015)0177 – C8-0107/2015 – 2015/0093(COD)) (Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

—  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2015)0177),

—  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 114 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8-0107/2015),

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

—  having regard to the reasoned opinions submitted, within the framework of Protocol No 2 on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, by the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, the Spanish Parliament, the Netherlands House of Representatives and the Austrian Federal Council, asserting that the draft legislative act does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity,

—  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 16 September 2015(1) ,

—  having regard to the opinion of the Committee of Regions of 13 October 2015(2) ,

—  having regard to Rule 59 of its Rules of Procedure,

—  having regard to the report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and the opinion of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A8-0305/2015),

1.  Rejects the Commission proposal;

2.  Calls on the Commission to withdraw its proposal and submit a new one;

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the national parliaments.

(1) Not yet published in the Official Journal.
(2) Not yet published in the Official Journal.

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