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PE 594.103v02-00 A8-0061/2017

on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 445/2014/EU establishing a Union action for the European Capitals of Culture for the years 2020 to 2033

(COM(2016)0400 – C8‑0223/2016 – 2016/0186(COD))

Committee on Culture and Education

Rapporteur: Santiago Fisas Ayxelà

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE
 FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 445/2014/EU establishing a Union action for the European Capitals of Culture for the years 2020 to 2033

(COM(2016)0400 – C8‑0223/2016 – 2016/0186(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2016)0400),

–  having regard to Article 294(2) and Article 167(5) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C8‑0223/2016),

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

–  having regard to Article 81 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA),

–  having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions of 17 November 2016(1),

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

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Culture and Education (A8-0061/2017),

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it replaces, substantially amends or intends to substantially amend its proposal;

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

Amendment     1

Proposal for a decision

Recital 1

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(1)  Decision No 445/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council5 aims to safeguard and promote the diversity of cultures in Europe and to highlight the common features they share while increasing citizens' sense of belonging to a common cultural area. That Decision also aims to foster the contribution of culture to the long-term development of cities in accordance with their respective strategies and priorities.

(1)  Decision No 445/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council5 aims at safeguarding and promoting the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe and at highlighting the common features they share while increasing citizens' sense of belonging to a common cultural area. That Decision also aims at both encouraging mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue and at bringing common cultural heritage to the fore as provided for in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). That Decision also aims at fostering the contribution of culture to the smart, sustainable and inclusive development of cities and their surrounding areas in accordance with their respective long-term strategies and priorities.

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5 Decision No 445/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 establishing a Union action for the European Capitals of Culture for the years 2020 to 2033 and repealing Decision No 1622/2006/EC (OJ L 132, 3.5. 2014, p. 1).

5 Decision No 445/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 establishing a Union action for the European Capitals of Culture for the years 2020 to 2033 and repealing Decision No 1622/2006/EC (OJ L 132, 3.5. 2014, p. 1).

Amendment     2

Proposal for a decision

Recital 1 a (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(1a)  The Union action for the European Capitals of Culture highlights the richness and diversity of European cultures and the features those cultures share, while promoting better mutual understanding and a sense of belonging among European citizens. The action has a positive impact in cultural terms, while boosting tourism and fostering the development of cities across Europe.

Amendment     3

Proposal for a decision

Recital 1 b (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(1b)  Promoting culture is a priority for the Union since it is fundamental for human development, stronger political integration and growth in aggregate income.

Amendment     4

Proposal for a decision

Recital 1 c (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(1c)  The European Capitals of Culture make a crucial contribution to promoting Union values.

Amendment     5

Proposal for a decision

Recital 1 d (new)

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(1d)  Recognition should be granted to the Network of European Capitals of Culture, comprising cities that have held the title at least once, in order to enhance the experience gained from the cultural capital scheme.

Amendment     6

Proposal for a decision

Recital 2

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(2)  Article 3 of Decision No 445/2014/EU provides that only cities from a Member State, from a candidate country or a potential candidate, or from a country that accedes to the Union in the circumstances set out in Article 3(5) of that Decision have access to the Union action 'European Capitals of Culture'.

(2)  Article 3 of Decision No 445/2014/EU provides that only cities from a Member State, from a candidate country or a potential candidate, or from a country that accedes to the Union in the circumstances set out in Article 3(5) of that Decision have access to the Union action 'European Capitals of Culture'. Novi Sad (Serbia), Timișoara (Romania) and Elefsina (Greece) will be European Capitals of Culture in 2021.

Amendment     7

Proposal for a decision

Recital 3

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(3)  The Union action should also be open, subject to some conditions, to cities from European Free Trade Association countries which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (‘EFTA/EEA countries’) with the view to reinforcing the cultural links between those countries and the European Union in line with Article 81 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

(3)  The Union action should also be open, subject to some conditions, to cities from European Free Trade Association countries which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area ('EFTA/EEA countries') with the view to reinforcing the cultural links between those countries and the European Union in line with Article 167(3) TFEU and Article 81 of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Amendment     8

Proposal for a decision

Recital 4

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(4)  However, during the period covered by that Decision, namely from 2020 to 2033, for reasons of equity with cities in the Member States, cities in EFTA/EEA countries, should only be allowed to participate in one competition for the title. Likewise, each EFTA/EEA country should only be allowed to host the title once during that period.

(4)  However, during the period covered by Decision No 445/2014/EU, namely from 2020 to 2033, for reasons of equity with cities participating in the action, cities in EFTA/EEA countries, should only be allowed to participate in one competition for the title. Likewise, each EFTA/EEA country should only be allowed to host the title once during that period as is already the case for candidate countries or potential candidates in accordance with Decision No 445/2014/EU.

Amendment    9

Proposal for a decision

Recital 5

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

(5)  A candidate country, potential candidate or EFTA/EEA country should host the European Capital of Culture in 2028 instead of 2027 so as to make it possible for those countries to negotiate their participation in the Union programme supporting culture that will follow Creative Europe for the period 2021 to 2027 before the relevant call for submission of applications at the latest six years before the year of the title.

(5)  As the calls for submission of applications need to be published at the latest six years before the year of the title, a candidate country, potential candidate or EFTA/EEA country should host the European Capital of Culture in 2028 instead of 2027 so as to make it possible for those countries to negotiate their participation in the Union programme supporting culture subsequent to the Creative Europe Programme for the period 2021 to 2027.

Amendment     10

Proposal for a decision

Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point a

Decision No 445/2014/EU

Article 3 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

The title shall be awarded each year to a maximum of one city in each of the two Member States appearing in the calendar set out in the Annex (‘the calendar’) and, in the relevant years, to one city from an EFTA/EEA country or a candidate country or a potential candidate, or to one city from a country that accedes to the Union in the circumstances set out in paragraph 5.;

The title shall be awarded each year to a maximum of one city in each of the two Member States appearing in the calendar set out in the Annex (‘the calendar’) and, in the relevant years, to one city from an EFTA/EEA country, a candidate country, a potential candidate or to one city from a country that accedes to the Union in the circumstances set out in paragraph 5.;

Amendment    11

Proposal for a decision

Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b

Decision 445/2014/EU

Article 3 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

Cities in EFTA/EEA countries and in candidate countries and potential candidates which participate in the Creative Europe Programme or in the subsequent Union programmes supporting culture at the date of publication of the call for submission of applications referred to in Article 10(2) may apply for the title for one year in the framework of an open competition organised every third year in accordance with the calendar.

Cities in EFTA/EEA countries and in candidate countries and potential candidates which participate in the Creative Europe Programme or in the subsequent Union programmes supporting culture at the date of publication of the call for submission of applications referred to in Article 10(2) may apply for the title for one year in the framework of an open competition organised in accordance with the calendar.

Amendment     12

Proposal for a decision

Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b

Decision No 445/2014/EU

Article 3 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 2

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

Cities in EFTA/EEA countries, candidate countries and potential candidates shall only be allowed to participate in one competition during the period from 2020 to 2033.

Cities in EFTA/EEA countries, candidate countries and potential candidates shall only be allowed to participate in one competition during the period from 2020 to 2033. Consequently, each EFTA/EEA country, candidate country or potential candidate shall only be allowed to host the title once during the period from 2020 to 2033.

Amendment     13

Proposal for a decision

Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b

Decision No 445/2014/EU

Article 3 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 3

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

Each EFTA/EEA country, candidate country or potential candidate shall only be allowed to host the title once during the period from 2020 to 2033.;

deleted

Amendment    14

Proposal for a decision

Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a

Decision 445/2014/EU

Article 10 – title

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

Pre-selection and selection in EFTA/EEA countries, candidate countries or potential candidates;

Pre-selection and selection in EFTA/EEA countries, candidate countries and potential candidates;

Amendment     15

Proposal for a decision

Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point a

Decision No 445/2014/EU

Article 13 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

The Member State or EFTA/EEA country or candidate country or potential candidate concerned may nominate an observer to attend those meetings.

The Member State, EFTA/EEA country, candidate country or potential candidate concerned may nominate an observer to attend those meetings.

Amendment    16

Proposal for a decision

Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point b

Decision 445/2014/EU

Article 13 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

The panel shall transmit its monitoring reports to the Commission, as well as to the designated cities and to the Member State or EFTA/EEA country or candidate country or potential candidate concerned.

The panel shall transmit its monitoring reports to the Commission, to the designated cities and their Member States, as well as to the EFTA/EEA countries, candidate countries or potential candidates concerned.

Amendment     17

Proposal for a decision

Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 a (new)

Decision No 445/2014/EU

Article 16 a (new)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(4a)  The following Article is inserted:

 

“Article 16a

 

Network of European Capitals of Culture

 

Recognition shall be granted to the Network of European Capitals of Culture (NECC), comprising cities that have held the title at least once. The Commission, after appropriate consultations with all the relevant stakeholders, is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 16b concerning the regulation of the NECC.”

Amendment     18

Proposal for a decision

Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 b (new)

Decision No 445/2014/EU

Article 16 b (new)

 

Text proposed by the Commission

Amendment

 

(4a)  The following Article is inserted:

 

“Article 16b

 

Exercise of the delegation

 

1.  The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

 

2.  The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 16a shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from … [date of entry into force of the Decision].

 

3.  The delegation of power referred to in Article 16a may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

 

4.  Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making.

 

5.  As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

 

6.  A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 16a shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.”

(1)

Not yet published in the Official Journal.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Establishing a Union action for the European Capitals of Culture for the years 2020 to 2033

References

COM(2016)0400 – C8-0223/2016 – 2016/0186(COD)

Date submitted to Parliament

17.6.2016

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

CULT

22.6.2016

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

AFET

22.6.2016

 

 

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

AFET

12.7.2016

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Santiago Fisas Ayxelà

8.9.2016

 

 

 

Date adopted

28.2.2017

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

29

1

0

Members present for the final vote

Isabella Adinolfi, Dominique Bilde, Andrea Bocskor, Nikolaos Chountis, Silvia Costa, Mircea Diaconu, Jill Evans, María Teresa Giménez Barbat, Giorgos Grammatikakis, Petra Kammerevert, Andrew Lewer, Svetoslav Hristov Malinov, Curzio Maltese, Stefano Maullu, Luigi Morgano, Momchil Nekov, John Procter, Michaela Šojdrová, Helga Trüpel, Sabine Verheyen, Bogdan Brunon Wenta, Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski, Milan Zver, Krystyna Łybacka

Substitutes present for the final vote

Morten Løkkegaard, Emma McClarkin, Algirdas Saudargas, Remo Sernagiotto

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

Cătălin Sorin Ivan, Clare Moody

Date tabled

9.3.2017


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

29

+

ALDE

Mircea Diaconu, María Teresa Giménez Barbat, Morten Løkkegaard

ECR

Andrew Lewer, Emma McClarkin, John Procter, Remo Sernagiotto

EFDD/NGL

Isabella Adinolfi

GUE/NGL

Nikolaos Chountis, Curzio Maltese

PPE

Andrea Bocskor, Svetoslav Hristov Malinov, Stefano Maullu, Algirdas Saudargas, Sabine Verheyen, Bogdan Brunon Wenta, Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski, Milan Zver, Michaela Šojdrová

S&D

Silvia Costa, Giorgos Grammatikakis, Cătălin Sorin Ivan, Petra Kammerevert, Clare Moody, Luigi Morgano, Momchil Nekov, Krystyna Łybacka

Verts/ALE

Jill Evans, Helga Trüpel

1

-

ENF

Dominique Bilde

0

0

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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