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    IZVJEŠĆE o prijedlogu Odluke Vijeća o izmjeni Odluke 2009/831/EZ u pogledu razdoblja njezine primjene

    17.2.2014 - (COM(2013)0930 – C7‑0022/2014 – 2013/0446(CNS)) - *

    Odbor za regionalni razvoj
    Izvjestiteljica: Danuta Maria Hübner
    (Pojednostavljeni postupak – članak 46. stavak 1. Poslovnika)

    Postupak : 2013/0446(CNS)
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    NACRT ZAKONODAVNE REZOLUCIJE EUROPSKOG PARLAMENTA

    o prijedlogu Odluke Vijeća o izmjeni Odluke 2009/831/EZ u pogledu razdoblja njezine primjene

    (COM(2013)0930 – C7‑0022/2014 – 2013/0446(CNS))

    (Posebni zakonodavni postupak – savjetovanje)

    Europski parlament,

    –       uzimajući u obzir prijedlog koji je Komisija uputila Vijeću (COM(2013)0930),

    –       uzimajući u obzir članak 349. Ugovora o funkcioniranju Europske unije, na temelju kojeg se Vijeće savjetovalo s Parlamentom (C7‑0022/2014),

    –       uzimajući u obzir članak 55. i članak 46. stavak 1. Poslovnika,

    –       uzimajući u obzir izvješće Odbora za regionalni razvoj (A7-0113/2014),

    1.      prihvaća prijedlog Komisije;

    2.      poziva Vijeće da ga obavijesti ako namjerava odstupiti od teksta koji je Parlament prihvatio;

    3.      traži od Vijeća da se s njim ponovno savjetuje ako namjerava bitno izmijeniti tekst koji je Parlament prihvatio;

    4.      nalaže svojem predsjedniku da stajalište Parlamenta proslijedi Vijeću, Komisiji i nacionalnim parlamentima.

    EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

    Council Decision 2009/831/EC of 10 November 20091, adopted on the basis of Article 299(2)

    of the EC Treaty, authorises Portugal, up to 31 December 2013, to apply a reduced rate of excise duty in the autonomous region of Madeira on locally produced and consumed rum and liqueurs and in the autonomous region of the Azores on locally produced and consumed liqueurs and eaux-de-vie. Article 2 of that Decision confines the above derogation to specific products. Portugal can apply to those products a rate of excise duty lower than the full rate on alcohol laid down in Article 3 of Council Directive 92/84/EC2, and lower than the minimum rate of excise duty on alcohol set by this Directive but not more than 75% lower than the standard national excise duty on alcohol.

    Decision 2009/831/EC sets out the reasons for adopting specific measures, which include small size, fragmented nature and low mechanisation of agricultural holdings. Moreover, the transport to the islands of certain raw and packaging materials not produced locally leads to additional cost, as compared to the transport merely of the finished product. Transport and installation of equipment in those remote insular regions further increase the additional costs. Finally, the producers concerned also bear extra costs generally borne by the local economies, in particular increases labour and energy costs.

    The 75% reduction does not go beyond what is necessary to counterbalance the levels of additional costs that are incurred by operators as a result of the said particular characteristics of Madeira and of the Azores as outermost regions.

    Since the tax advantage is limited to what is necessary to offset additional costs and since the volumes at stake remain modest the measure does not undermine the integrity and coherence of the Community legal order. Moreover, the tax advantage is limited to consumption in the regions concerned.

    The Portuguese authorities have requested the renewal of the authorisation to apply a reduced rate of excise duty in the autonomous region of Madeira on locally produced and consumed rum and liqueurs and in autonomous region of the Azores on locally produced and consumed liqueurs and eaux-de-vie until 31 December 2020. The renewal needs to be approved both by a Council Decision under Article 349 TFEU and by a Commission Decision on State Aid. The

    Council Decision under Article 349 TFEU is without prejudice to the Commission's Decision on the prolongation of this measure under State aid rules.

    On 28 June 2013 the Commission has adopted new regional aid guidelines for the period 2014-2020. These Guidelines are part of a broader strategy to modernise state aid control, aiming at fostering growth in the Single Market by encouraging more effective aid measures and focusing the Commission’s enforcement on cases with the biggest impact on competition.

    Considering that these Guidelines will enter into force on 1 July 2014, it seems justified to extend the period of application of Decision 2009/831/EC, for six months, so that its expiry date coincides with the expiry date of the current Guidelines.

    Given the urgency in adopting this measure, its limited duration (six months) and that it aims at stimulating the economy of outermost regions, the Chair proposes that this proposal be adopted without amendment, in accordance with Rule 46 (1) of the Rules of Procedure.

    POSTUPAK

    Naslov

    Izmjena Odluke 2009/831/EZ u pogledu razdoblja njezine primjene

    Referentni dokumenti

    COM(2013)0930 – C7-0022/2014 – 2013/0446(CNS)

    Datum savjetovanja s Parlamentom

    29.1.2014

     

     

     

    Nadležni odbor

           Datum objave na plenarnoj sjednici

    REGI

    3.2.2014

     

     

     

    Odbor(i) čije se mišljenje traži

           Datum objave na plenarnoj sjednici

    ECON

    3.2.2014

    AGRI

    3.2.2014

     

     

    Odbori koji nisu dali mišljenje

           Datum odluke

    ECON

    14.1.2014

    AGRI

    27.1.2014

     

     

    Izvjestitelj(i)

           Datum imenovanja

    Danuta Maria Hübner

    11.2.2014

     

     

     

    Pojednostavljeni postupak - datum odluke

    11.2.2014

    Datum usvajanja

    11.2.2014

     

     

     

    Datum podnošenja

    17.2.2014