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A6-0372/2008

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P6_TA(2008)0463

REPORT     
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7.10.2008
PE 413.985v01-00 A6-0372/2008

on the approval of the joint declaration on Communicating Europe in Partnership

(2007/2222(ACI))

Committee on Constitutional Affairs

Rapporteur: Jo Leinen

(Simplified procedure - Rule 43(1) of the Rules of Procedure)

ERRATA/ADDENDA
PROPOSAL FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DECISION
 ANNEX (*)
 RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

PROPOSAL FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DECISION

on the approval of the joint declaration on Communicating Europe in Partnership

(2007/2222(ACI))

- The European Parliament,

- having regard to Article 255 of the EC-Treaty,

- having regard to its resolution of 13 March 2002 on the Commission communication on a new framework for co-operation on activities concerning the information and communication policy of the European Union(1),

- having regard to its resolution of 10 April 2003 on an information and communication strategy for the European Union(2),

- having regard to its resolution of 12 May 2005 on the implementation of the European Union’s information and communication strategy(3),

- having regard to its resolution of 16 November 2006 on the White Paper on a European communication policy(4),

- having regard to the decision of the Conference of Presidents of 25 September 2008,

- having regard to the proposed joint declaration on Communicating Europe in Partnership,

- having regard to Rule 120(1) and 43(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

- having regard to the report of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (A6-0372/2008),

A.  whereas communication is an important element of both representative and participatory democracy,

B.   whereas one of strengths of the democratic elements of the EU is connected to communication structures at the European level which link the institutions with citizens,

C.  whereas the experience gained from past European elections and referendums suggest that those who are aware of, and interested in, EU issues are more likely to participate, while those who are not as well informed are less likely to do so; whereas this was once again confirmed by research done following the Irish referendum,

D.  whereas communicating on the European Union requires a political commitment of EU Institutions and Member States at all levels,

1.  Approves the joint declaration on Communicating Europe in Partnership annexed to this decision and decides to annex the declaration to its Rules of Procedure; calls for the declaration to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union;

2.  Instructs its President to forward this decision and the annex thereto to the Council and the Commission.

(1)

OJ C 47 E, 27.2.2003, p. 400.

(2)

OJ C 64 E, 12.3.2004, p. 591.

(3)

3 OJ C 92 E, 20.4.2006, p. 403.

(4)

OJ C 314 E, 21.12.2006, p.369.


ANNEX (*)

will be published separately as Addendum to this report


RESULT OF FINAL VOTE IN COMMITTEE

Date adopted

7.10.2008

 

 

 

Result of final vote

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10

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