RECOMMENDATION FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down measures concerning open internet access and amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services and Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union

    16.10.2015 - (10788/2/2015 – C8‑0294/2015 – 2013/0309(COD)) - ***II

    Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
    Rapporteur: Pilar del Castillo Vera


    Procedure : 2013/0309(COD)
    Document stages in plenary
    Document selected :  
    A8-0300/2015

    DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

    on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down measures concerning open internet access and amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services and Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union

    (10788/2/2015 – C8‑0294/2015 – 2013/0309(COD))

    (Ordinary legislative procedure: second reading)

    The European Parliament,

    –  having regard to the Council position at first reading (10788/2/2015 – C8‑0294/2015),

    –  having regard to the reasoned opinion submitted, within the framework of Protocol No 2 on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality, by the Irish Houses of the Oireachtas, the Maltese Parliament, the Austrian Federal Council and the Swedish Parliament, 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 21 January 2014[1],

    –  having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions of 31 January 2014[2],

    –  having regard to its position at first reading[3] on the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2013)0627),

    –  having regard to Article 294(7) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

    –  having regard to Rule 76 of its Rules of Procedure,

    –  having regard to the recommendation for second reading of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (A8-0300/2015),

    1.  Approves the Council position at first reading;

    2.  Notes that the act is adopted in accordance with the Council position;

    3.  Instructs its President to sign the act with the President of the Council, in accordance with Article 297(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union

    4.  Instructs its Secretary-General to sign the act, once it has been verified that all the procedures have been duly completed, and, in agreement with the Secretary-General of the Council, to arrange for its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union;

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

    EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

    This Regulation will introduce harmonised rules to safeguard open internet access, to protect users' rights and to end roaming surcharges.

    The Parliament adopted its first reading position on 3 April 2014.

    On 2 September 2014 the ITRE Committee took the decision according to Rule 74 of the Rules of Procedure to open inter-institutional negotiations. The first trilogue took place on 23 March 2015. The Parliament's and Council's negotiating teams, with the participation of the Commission, reached an informal agreement on the file on 30 June 2015. The text of the agreement was presented to the ITRE Committee for a vote of approval on 22 July 2015, and was approved by an overwhelming majority. Following legal-linguistic verification, Council adopted its first reading position, confirming the agreement, on 1 October 2015.

    As Council's first reading position is in conformity with the agreement reached in the trilogues, your Rapporteur recommends to the Committee to accept it without further amendments.

    PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

    Title

    European single market for electronic communications

    References

    10788/2/2015 – C8-0294/2015 – 2013/0309(COD)

    Date of Parliament’s first reading – P number

    3.4.2014                     T7-0281/2014

    Commission proposal

    COM(2013)0627 - C7-0267/2013

    Receipt of Council position at first reading announced in plenary

    8.10.2015

    Committee responsible

           Date announced in plenary

    ITRE

    8.10.2015

     

     

     

    Rapporteurs

           Date appointed

    Pilar del Castillo Vera

    22.7.2014

     

     

     

    Date adopted

    13.10.2015

     

     

     

    Result of final vote

    +:

    –:

    0:

    51

    10

    0

    Members present for the final vote

    Zigmantas Balčytis, Nicolas Bay, David Borrelli, Jerzy Buzek, Philippe De Backer, Pilar del Castillo Vera, Christian Ehler, Peter Eriksson, Fredrick Federley, Ashley Fox, Theresa Griffin, Marek Józef Gróbarczyk, András Gyürk, Roger Helmer, Hans-Olaf Henkel, Eva Kaili, Kaja Kallas, Barbara Kappel, Krišjānis Kariņš, Seán Kelly, Jeppe Kofod, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Janusz Lewandowski, Ernest Maragall, Edouard Martin, Dan Nica, Miroslav Poche, Miloslav Ransdorf, Michel Reimon, Herbert Reul, Paul Rübig, Algirdas Saudargas, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser, Dario Tamburrano, Patrizia Toia, Evžen Tošenovský, Claude Turmes, Vladimir Urutchev, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Kathleen Van Brempt, Henna Virkkunen, Martina Werner, Flavio Zanonato, Carlos Zorrinho

    Substitutes present for the final vote

    Michał Boni, David Coburn, Cornelia Ernst, Jens Geier, Gunnar Hökmark, Jude Kirton-Darling, Constanze Krehl, Olle Ludvigsson, Notis Marias, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Dominique Riquet, Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Jens Rohde, Massimiliano Salini, Theodor Dumitru Stolojan, Pavel Telička

    Substitutes under Rule 200(2) present for the final vote

    Pablo Zalba Bidegain

    Date tabled

    16.10.2015

    FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

    51

    +

    ALDE

    Philippe De Backer, Fredrick Federley, Kaja Kallas, Dominique Riquet, Jens Rohde, Pavel Telička

    ECR

    Ashley Fox, Marek Józef Gróbarczyk, Hans-Olaf Henkel, Notis Marias, Evžen Tošenovský

    ENF

    Nicolas Bay, Barbara Kappel, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser

    PPE

    Michał Boni, Jerzy Buzek, Christian Ehler, András Gyürk, Gunnar Hökmark, Krišjānis Kariņš, Seán Kelly, Janusz Lewandowski, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Herbert Reul, Paul Rübig, Massimiliano Salini, Algirdas Saudargas, Theodor Dumitru Stolojan, Vladimir Urutchev, Henna Virkkunen, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Pablo Zalba Bidegain, Pilar del Castillo Vera

    S&D

    Zigmantas Balčytis, Jens Geier, Theresa Griffin, Eva Kaili, Jude Kirton-Darling, Jeppe Kofod, Constanze Krehl, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Olle Ludvigsson, Edouard Martin, Dan Nica, Miroslav Poche, Inmaculada Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Patrizia Toia, Kathleen Van Brempt, Martina Werner, Flavio Zanonato, Carlos Zorrinho

    10

    -

    EFDD

    David Borrelli, David Coburn, Roger Helmer, Dario Tamburrano

    GUE/NGL

    Cornelia Ernst, Miloslav Ransdorf

    Verts/ALE

    Peter Eriksson, Ernest Maragall, Michel Reimon, Claude Turmes

    0

    0

     

     

    Key to symbols:

    +  :  in favour

    -  :  against

    0  :  abstention

    • [1]    OJ C 177, 11.6.2014, p. 64.
    • [2]    OJ C 126, 26.4.2014, p. 53.
    • [3]    Texts adopted of 3.4.2015, P7_TA(2014)0281.