RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol amending the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania

    24.1.2020 - (06198/2013 – C9‑0006/2019 – 2007/0181(NLE)) - ***

    Committee on Transport and Tourism
    Rapporteur: Sven Schulze

    Procedure : 2007/0181(NLE)
    Document stages in plenary
    Document selected :  
    A9-0005/2020
    Texts tabled :
    A9-0005/2020
    Debates :
    Texts adopted :

    DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

    on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol amending the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania

    (06198/2013 – C9‑0006/2019 – 2007/0181(NLE))

    (Consent)

    The European Parliament,

     having regard to the draft Council decision (06198/2013),

     having regard to the draft Protocol amending the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania,

     having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 100(2) and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a), and Article 218(8) first subparagraph, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C9‑0006/2019),

     having regard to Rule 105(1) and (4) and Rule 114(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

     having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A9-0005/2020),

    1. Gives its consent to conclusion of the Protocol;

    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 Kingdom of Morocco.


     

    EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

    Background

    The Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco was negotiated on the basis of a mandate given by the Council in December 2004.

    The aim of the agreement is both to open markets and to move towards an alignment of aviation legislation on both sides. It also contains provisions concerning bilateral investment on both sides of the Mediterranean.

    This agreement was signed on 12 December 2006; the consent for conclusion was given by the European Parliament on 24 October 2017(2006/0048 (NLE)).

    Accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union

     

    The Republic of Bulgaria and Romania acceded to the European Union on 1 January 2007. Pursuant to Article 6(2) of the Act concerning the Conditions of Accession, those two States undertook to accede to the Agreements and Conventions concluded or signed by the Member States and the Community acting jointly.

    The Protocol to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania has been negotiated between the Commission and the Authorities of the Kingdom of Morocco.

     

     

    Main provisions of the Protocol

     

    The purpose of the Protocol is to allow the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to become a Party to the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco. The Protocol will not introduce any changes to the substance of the Agreement. It provides for the necessary technical and linguistic adaptations of the Agreement that ensue from the accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

     

    Procedure

    The European Parliament first approved the conclusion of the Protocol, on 12 December 2007.

    As the consequence of the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon on 1 December 2009, the European Union has replaced and succeeded the European Community.

    In order to take into account the modification introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon, the Council decided, on 12 April 2013, to consult again the Parliament to obtain its consent.

    In order to conclude the Protocol to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania, the Council needs the consent of the European Parliament as required by Article 218 TFEU.

     

    In accordance with Rules 105 and 114(5), (7) and (8) of Parliament’s rules of procedure, the committee responsible shall submit a recommendation for the approval or rejection of the proposed act. Parliament shall then take a decision by means of a single vote, and no amendments to the agreement may be tabled. Amendments in committee shall be admissible only if their aim is to reverse the recommendation proposed by the rapporteur.

     

    Rapporteur’s position

    This consent procedure is purely technical, due to the replacement in the text of the Protocol of the reference to “the European Community” by “the European Union”. The Parliament approved already the substance of the Protocol in 2007 and should keep its position.

    In the light of the above, your Rapporteur suggests that the TRAN Committee should give a favourable recommendation on the conclusion of the Protocol.

     


    PROCEDURE – COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

    Title

    Amendment of the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the EC and Morocco, to take account of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU

    References

    06198/2013 – C9-0006/2019 – COM(2007)0495 – C6-0330/2007 – 2007/0181(NLE)

    Date of consultation / request for consent

    3.10.2007

     

     

     

    Committee responsible

     Date announced in plenary

    TRAN

    15.7.2019

     

     

     

    Rapporteurs

     Date appointed

    Sven Schulze

    1.10.2019

     

     

     

    Date adopted

    21.1.2020

     

     

     

    Result of final vote

    +:

    –:

    0:

    40

    5

    4

    Members present for the final vote

    Scott Ainslie, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, David Bull, Marco Campomenosi, Ciarán Cuffe, Johan Danielsson, Andor Deli, Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg, Ismail Ertug, Gheorghe Falcă, Giuseppe Ferrandino, Søren Gade, Isabel García Muñoz, Jens Gieseke, Kateřina Konečná, Elena Kountoura, Julie Lechanteux, Bogusław Liberadzki, Peter Lundgren, Benoît Lutgen, Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Tilly Metz, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, June Alison Mummery, Caroline Nagtegaal, Jan-Christoph Oetjen, Philippe Olivier, Dominique Riquet, Vera Tax, Barbara Thaler, Petar Vitanov, Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi, Lucia Vuolo, Roberts Zīle, Kosma Złotowski

    Substitutes present for the final vote

    Clotilde Armand, Leila Chaibi, Angel Dzhambazki, Markus Ferber, Maria Grapini, Pierre Karleskind, Andrey Novakov, Catherine Rowett, Henna Virkkunen

    Substitutes under Rule 209(7) present for the final vote

    Tiziana Beghin, Elena Lizzi, Juozas Olekas, Tsvetelina Penkova

    Date tabled

    24.1.2020

     


     

    FINAL VOTE BY ROLL CALL IN COMMITTEE RESPONSIBLE

    40

    +

    ECR

    Angel Dzhambazki, Peter Lundgren, Roberts Zīle, Kosma Złotowski

    GUE/NGL

    Leila Chaibi, Kateřina Konečná, Elena Kountoura

    ID

    Marco Campomenosi, Elena Lizzi, Lucia Vuolo

    NI

    Tiziana Beghin

    PPE

    Andor Deli, Gheorghe Falcă, Markus Ferber, Jens Gieseke, Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska, Benoît Lutgen, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Andrey Novakov, Barbara Thaler, Henna Virkkunen, Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi

    RENEW

    Clotilde Armand, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Søren Gade, Pierre Karleskind, Caroline Nagtegaal, Jan-Christoph Oetjen, Dominique Riquet

    S&D

    Johan Danielsson, Ismail Ertug, Giuseppe Ferrandino, Isabel García Muñoz, Maria Grapini, Bogusław Liberadzki, Juozas Olekas, Tsvetelina Penkova, Vera Tax, Petar Vitanov

     

    5

    -

    VERTS/ALE

    Scott Ainslie, Ciarán Cuffe, Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg, Tilly Metz, Catherine Rowett

     

    4

    0

    ID

    Julie Lechanteux, Philippe Olivier

    NI

    David Bull, June Alison Mummery

     

    Key to symbols:

    + : in favour

    - : against

    0 : abstention

     

     

     

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