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PV 21/05/2007 - 21
CRE 21/05/2007 - 21

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PV 22/05/2007 - 9.7
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Tuesday, 22 May 2007 - Strasbourg
Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EC and Denmark and Greenland *

European Parliament legislative resolution of 22 May 2007 on the proposal for a Council regulation on the conclusion of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community on the one hand, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Rule Government of Greenland, on the other hand (COM(2006)0804 – C6-0506/2006 – 2006/0262(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2006)0804)(1),

–   having regard to Article 37 in conjunction with Article 300(2) of the EC Treaty,

–   having regard to Article 300(3), first subparagraph, of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6-0506/2006),

–   having regard to Rules 51 and 83(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Fisheries and the opinion of the Committee on Budgets (A6-0161/2007),

1.  Approves the Commission proposal as amended and approves conclusion of the agreement;

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

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

4.  Calls for initiation of the conciliation procedure under the Joint Declaration of 4 March 1975 if the Council intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

5.  Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

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

Text proposed by the Commission   Amendments by Parliament
Amendment 1
Recital 2 a (new)
(2a)  If fishing opportunities are established by the Joint Committee at a lower level than that set out in Chapter I of the Annex, Greenland should compensate the Community in subsequent years by corresponding fishing opportunities or in the same year by other fishing opportunities, or by deducting a corresponding proportion of the agreed payment.
Amendment 2
Recital 2 b (new)
(2b)  The Community should reserve the right to adjust quotas where, after 2010, they are found not to be in line with EU policy on sustainability.
Amendment 3
Recital 2 c (new)
(2c)  In implementing Article 2(1) of the Protocol, the conditions referred to in Article 1(2) of the Protocol should be observed.
Amendment 4
Article 3 a (new)
Article 3a
The Commission shall report annually to the European Parliament and the Council on the results of the sectoral fisheries policy described in Article 4 of the Protocol.
Amendment 5
Article 4, paragraph 1 a (new)
The Commission shall evaluate each year whether Member States whose vessels operate under the Protocol have complied with reporting requirements. Where they have not done so, the Commission shall refuse their requests for fishing licences for the following year.
Amendment 6
Article 4 a (new)
Article 4a
Prior to the expiry of the Protocol and before the beginning of negotiations for a possible renewal, the Commission shall submit to the European Parliament and the Council an ex post evaluation of the Protocol, including a cost-benefit analysis.

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