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P8_TA(2018)0270

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PE 621.963v02-00 A8-0212/2018

on the draft Council decision concerning the extension of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America

(08166/2018 – C8‑0259/2018 – 2018/0067(NLE))

Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Rapporteur: Rolandas Paksas

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

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the draft Council decision concerning the extension of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America

(08116/2018 – C8‑0259/2018 – 2018/0067(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (08116/2018),

–  having regard to Council Decision 98/591/EC of 13 October 1998 concerning the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America(1),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Articles 186 and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a) (v), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C8‑0259/2018),

–  having regard to Rule 99(1) and (4), and Rule 108(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (A8-0212/2018),

1.  Gives its consent to the extension of the agreement;

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

(1)

  OJ L 284 , 22.10.1998, p. 35.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

The strategic partnership for research between the European Union and the United States of America is in force since 1998. The 'Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America' ('the Agreement') was signed on 5 December 1997 and entered into force on 14 October 1998. It has been renewed three times since then, in 2003, 2008 and 2013.

Article 12(b) of the Agreement stipulates that it “is concluded for an initial period of five years. Subject to review by the Parties in the final year of each successive period, the Agreement may be extended with possible amendments, thereafter for additional periods of five years by mutual written agreement between the Parties". The current Agreement expires on 14 October 2018.

At the present time the main instrument for cooperation is the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation but it’s important to note that the Agreement does not preclude any future arrangement of the US in the next Framework Programme for Research & Innovation. Indeed, the Agreement is there to provide a framework for facilitating cooperation between the EU and the US in common Science & Technology (S&T) priority areas leading to mutual benefits, not to give automatic access to specific programmes.

The EU's relationship with the US in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) is stronger than with any other country outside Europe. It’s a reflection of the special long term relation that has developed throughout the decades past and that should continue to deepen in the future. The US is by a long way the most active country in Horizon 2020 by the amounts of mutual research and development (R&D) investment, flows of scientists, volumes of cooperative activities and the number of co-authored publications and patents. Increased cooperation between both parties can lead to significant economic growth, job creation and the improvement of quality of life for citizens on both sides of the Atlantic. Global challenges require global joint solutions it is therefore important that the EU and the US work closely together to find them.

For the reasons stated above, the rapporteur believes that it’s in the EU's interest to extend the 'Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Government of the United States of America' for a new period of five years.


PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

Title

Extension of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Government of the United States of America

References

08166/2018 – C8-0259/2018 – 2018/0067(NLE)

Date of consultation / request for consent

8.6.2018

 

 

 

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

ITRE

14.6.2018

 

 

 

Committees asked for opinions

       Date announced in plenary

BUDG

14.6.2018

 

 

 

Not delivering opinions

       Date of decision

BUDG

23.4.2018

 

 

 

Rapporteurs

       Date appointed

Rolandas Paksas

30.4.2018

 

 

 

Discussed in committee

16.5.2018

 

 

 

Date adopted

19.6.2018

 

 

 

Result of final vote

+:

–:

0:

58

2

0

Members present for the final vote

Zigmantas Balčytis, Nikolay Barekov, Bendt Bendtsen, José Blanco López, David Borrelli, Jonathan Bullock, Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, Reinhard Bütikofer, Jerzy Buzek, Edward Czesak, Jakop Dalunde, Pilar del Castillo Vera, Christian Ehler, Fredrick Federley, Ashley Fox, Adam Gierek, Theresa Griffin, András Gyürk, Kaja Kallas, Barbara Kappel, Krišjānis Kariņš, Seán Kelly, Jeppe Kofod, Peter Kouroumbashev, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Christelle Lechevalier, Edouard Martin, Angelika Mlinar, Dan Nica, Angelika Niebler, Rolandas Paksas, Aldo Patriciello, Morten Helveg Petersen, Miroslav Poche, Paul Rübig, Massimiliano Salini, Algirdas Saudargas, Sven Schulze, Neoklis Sylikiotis, Dario Tamburrano, Evžen Tošenovský, Claude Turmes, Vladimir Urutchev, Kathleen Van Brempt, Henna Virkkunen, Martina Werner, Lieve Wierinck, Anna Záborská, Flavio Zanonato, Carlos Zorrinho

Substitutes present for the final vote

Françoise Grossetête, Benedek Jávor, Werner Langen, Olle Ludvigsson, Marisa Matias, Rupert Matthews, Dominique Riquet, Michèle Rivasi, Maria Spyraki

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

Mary Honeyball

Date tabled

21.6.2018


FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

58

+

ALDE

Fredrick Federley, Kaja Kallas, Angelika Mlinar, Morten Helveg Petersen, Dominique Riquet, Lieve Wierinck

ECR

Nikolay Barekov, Edward Czesak, Ashley Fox, Rupert Matthews, Evžen Tošenovský

EFDD

Jonathan Bullock, Rolandas Paksas, Dario Tamburrano

ENF

Barbara Kappel, Christelle Lechevalier

NI

David Borrelli

PPE

Bendt Bendtsen, Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, Jerzy Buzek, Pilar del Castillo Vera, Christian Ehler, Françoise Grossetête, András Gyürk, Krišjānis Kariņš, Seán Kelly, Werner Langen, Angelika Niebler, Aldo Patriciello, Paul Rübig, Massimiliano Salini, Algirdas Saudargas, Sven Schulze, Maria Spyraki, Vladimir Urutchev, Henna Virkkunen, Anna Záborská

S&D

Zigmantas Balčytis, José Blanco López, Adam Gierek, Theresa Griffin, Mary Honeyball, Jeppe Kofod, Peter Kouroumbashev, Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Olle Ludvigsson, Edouard Martin, Dan Nica, Miroslav Poche, Kathleen Van Brempt, Martina Werner, Flavio Zanonato, Carlos Zorrinho

VERTS/ALE

Reinhard Bütikofer, Jakop Dalunde, Benedek Jávor, Michèle Rivasi, Claude Turmes

2

-

GUE/NGL

Marisa Matias, Neoklis Sylikiotis

0

0

 

 

Key to symbols:

+  :  in favour

-  :  against

0  :  abstention

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