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Tuesday, 14 May 2002 - Strasbourg
EC/Seychelles fishing agreement * (procedure without debate)

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the conclusion of the Protocol defining, for the period 18 January 2002 to 17 January 2005, the fishing possibilities and the financial contribution provided for by the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Seychelles on fishing off Seychelles (COM(2002) 55 – C5&nbhy;0093/2002 – 2002/0036(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2002) 55),

–  having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Article 37 in conjunction with Article 300(2)(1) of the EC Treaty (C5&nbhy;0093/2002),

–  having regard to Rule 67 and Rule 97(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on Fisheries and the opinions of the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Development and Cooperation (A5&nbhy;0086/2002),

1.  Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2.  Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to to Article 250(2) of the EC Treaty;

3.  Calls on the Council to notify Parliament should it intend to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

4.  Asks to be consulted again if the Council intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

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

Text proposed by the Commission   Amendments by Parliament
Amendment 1
Recital 3a (new)
(3a) It is important to improve the information supplied to the European Parliament and whereas the Commission should draw up a yearly report on the state of implementation of the Agreement;
Amendment 2
Article 3a (new)
Article 3a
During the final year of the Protocol's validity and before any agreement on its renewal is concluded, the Commission shall submit to the European Parliament and the Council a report on the application of the Agreement and the conditions under which it was implemented. This report also includes a cost benefit analysis.
Amendment 3
Article 3b (new)
Article 3b
On the basis of the report mentioned in Article 3a and following consultation of the European Parliament the Council shall, where appropriate, grant the Commission a negotiating mandate with a view to the adoption of a new protocol
Amendment 4
Article 3c (new)
Article 3c
The Commission shall forward to the European Parliament and to the Council a copy of the report on the targeted measures which the authorities of the Seychelles will provide on the basis of Article 3 of the protocol.
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