Parliamentary question - O-000054/2013Parliamentary question

  Deadlock on the revision of Regulation 1049/2001


Question for oral answer O-000054/2013
to the Commission
Rule 115
Judith Sargentini, Ulrike Lunacek, Hélène Flautre, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Franziska Keller
on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Parliament adopted its first reading position in December 2011 on the Commissions two joint proposals of 2008 and 2011 revising Regulation 1049/2001, so as to ensure greater transparency in the EU decision-making process for EU citizens.

Since then, and despite negotiations and trilogues with three successive Presidencies, Regulation 1049/2001 has been at an impasse at the Council. According to our information, this is due to the Commissions unwillingness to proceed.

  What does the Commission identify as the main obstacles to progress on revision?

  Could the Commission clarify its views regarding Parliaments first-reading position, identifying which elements it deems acceptable and unacceptable?

  Could the Commission clarify its negotiating position in discussions with the other institutions, especially at the Council Working Group?

  Does the Commission agree that common ground between all three institutions needs to be determined in order to ensure the successful conclusion of Regulation 1049/2001 before the end of this mandate?

  Would the Commission consider withdrawing its proposals should the deadlock remain?

Tabled: 7.5.2013

Forwarded: 9.5.2013

Deadline for reply: 16.5.2013