REPORT on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an Agreement between the Community and the Swiss Confederation in the Audiovisual field, establishing the terms and conditions for the participation of the Swiss Confederation in the MEDIA Plus and MEDIA Training Community programmes, and a final Act

    3.2.2005 - (COM(2004)0649 – C6‑0174/2004 – 2004/0230(CNS)) - *

    Committee on Culture and Education
    Rapporteur: Nikolaos Sifunakis
    (Simplified procedure - Rule 43(1) of the Rules of Procedure)

    Procedure : 2004/0230(CNS)
    Document stages in plenary
    Document selected :  
    A6-0018/2005
    Texts tabled :
    A6-0018/2005
    Debates :
    Votes :
    Texts adopted :

    DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

    on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an Agreement between the Community and the Swiss Confederation in the Audiovisual field, establishing the terms and conditions for the participation of the Swiss Confederation in the MEDIA Plus and MEDIA Training Community programmes, and a final Act

    (COM(2004) – COM(2004)0649 – C6‑0174/2004 – 2004/0230(CNS))

    (Consultation procedure)

    The European Parliament,

    –   having regard to the proposal for a Council decision (COM(2004)0649)[1],

    –   having regard to Article 150(4) and Article 157(3), in conjunction with the first sentence of the first subparagraph of Article 300(2), of the EC Treaty,

    –   having regard to Article 300(3), first subparagraph, of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6‑0174/2004),

    –   having regard to Rules 51, 83(7) and 43(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

    –   having regard to the report of the Committee on Culture and Education (A6‑0018/2005),

    1.  Approves conclusion of the agreement;

    2.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission, and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and the Swiss Confederation.

    • [1]  Not yet published in OJ.

    EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

    Article 11 of the Council Decision of 20 December 2000 establishing the terms and conditions for participation in the MEDIA Plus Community programme and Article 8 of the European Parliament and Council Decision on the implementation of the MEDIA programme provide for the participation of countries which are party to the Convention of the Council of Europe on Transfrontier Television on the basis of supplementary appropriations, subject to conditions to be established in agreements between the parties concerned. In addition, the opening up of programmes to these countries is also subject to an examination of the compatibility of their legislation with the acquis communautaire.

    In this connection, the Commission has negotiated an Agreement between the Community and the Swiss Confederation in the audiovisual field, on the basis of the Directives adopted by the Council on 17 June 2002 and in consultation with the relevant committee appointed by the Council.

    Parliament is now being consulted on the proposal for a Council decision on the agreement negotiated by the Commission. Within Parliament, the Committee on Culture and Education decided to deliver its opinion pursuant to Rule 43 of the Rules of Procedure of the Euroepan Parliament.

    Switzerland’s contribution to the EU Budget for participating in the MEDIA Plus and MEDIA Training programmes totals EUR 4.2 million for 2005 and EUR 4.2 million for 2006.

    PROCEDURE (1)

    Title

    Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an Agreement between the Community and the Swiss Confederation in the Audiovisual field, establishing the terms and conditions for the participation of the Swiss Confederation in the MEDIA Plus and MEDIA Training Community programmes, and a final Act

    References

    (COM(2004)0649 – C6‑0174/2004 – 2004/0230(CNS))

    Legal basis

    Article 300(3), first subparagraph, EC

    Basis in Rules of Procedure

    Rules 51, 83(7) and 43(1)

    Date of consulting Parliament

    5.11.2004

    Committee responsible
      Date announced in plenary

    CULT
    16.11.2004

    Committee(s) asked for opinion(s)
      Date announced in plenary

     

     

     

     

     

    Not delivering opinion(s)
      Date of decision

     

     

     

     

     

    Enhanced cooperation
      Date announced in plenary

     

     

     

     

     

    Rapporteur(s)
      Date appointed

    Nikolaos Sifunakis
    25.11.2005

     

    Previous rapporteur(s)

     

     

    Simplified procedure
      Date of decision

    Rule 43(1)
    25.11.2004

    Legal basis disputed
      Date of JURI opinion

     

    /

     

    Financial endowment amended
      Date of BUDG opinion

     

    /

     

    European Economic and Social Committee consulted
      Date of decision in plenary



    Committee of the Regions consulted
      Date of decision in plenary


    Discussed in committee

    31.1.2005

     

     

     

     

    Date adopted

    1.2.2005

    Result of final vote

    for:

    against:

    abstentions:

    27

    0

    1

    Members present for the final vote

    María Badía i Cutchet, Christopher Beazley, Giovanni Berlinguer, Guy Bono, Marie-Hélène Descamps, Jolanta Dičkutė, Věra Flasarová, Milan Gaľa, Vasco Graça Moura, Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Luis Francisco Herrero-Tejedor, Ruth Hieronymi, Manolis Mavrommatis, Doris Pack, Miguel Portas, Christa Prets, Karin Resetarits, Pál Schmitt, Nikolaos Sifunakis, Hannu Takkula, Henri Weber, Thomas Wise, Tomáš Zatloukal

    Substitutes present for the final vote

    Ivo Belet, Mary Honeyball, Mario Mauro, Jaroslav Zvěřina

    Substitutes under Rule 178(2) present for the final vote

     

    Date tabled – A[6]

    3.2.2005

    A6-0018/2005

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