Index 
 Previous 
 Next 
 Full text 
Procedure : 2007/0809(CNS)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A6-0174/2008

Texts tabled :

A6-0174/2008

Debates :

Votes :

PV 05/06/2008 - 6.4
CRE 05/06/2008 - 6.4
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P6_TA(2008)0244

Texts adopted
PDF 205kWORD 44k
Thursday, 5 June 2008 - Brussels
Contact-point network against corruption *
P6_TA(2008)0244A6-0174/2008

European Parliament legislative resolution of 5 June 2008 on the initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany with a view to the adoption of a Council Decision on a contact-point network against corruption (11231/2007 – C6-0240/2007 – 2007/0809(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany (11231/2007),

–   having regard to Article 34(2)(c) of the EU Treaty,

–   having regard to Article 39(1) of the EU Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6-0240/2007),

–   having regard to Rules 93 and 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (A6-0174/2008),

1.  Approves the initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany as amended;

2.  Calls on the Council to amend the text accordingly;

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

4.  Calls on the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the initiative of the Federal Republic of Germany substantially;

5.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and the Commission, and the government of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Text proposed by the Federal Republic of Germany   Amendments by Parliament
Amendment 1
Article 1
In order to improve cooperation between authorities and agencies to prevent and combat corruption in Europe a network of contact points of the Member States of the European Union shall be set up (hereinafter referred to as the "network"). The European Commission, Europol and Eurojust shall be fully associated with the activities of the Network.
In order to improve cooperation between authorities and agencies to prevent and combat corruption in Europe a network of contact points of the Member States shall be set up (hereinafter referred to as the "network"). The Commission, and in particular OLAF, Europol and Eurojust shall be fully associated with the activities of the network.
Amendment 2
Article 2
The network shall consist of authorities and agencies of the Member States of the European Union charged with preventing or combating corruption. The members shall be designated by the Member States. The Member States shall each designate at least one, but not more than three organisations. The European Commission shall designate its representatives. Within their respective competencies, Europol and Eurojust may participate in the activities of the Network.
The network shall consist of authorities and agencies of the Member States charged with preventing or combating corruption. The members shall be designated by the Member States. The Member States shall each designate at least one, but not more than three organisations. The Commission, with the participation of OLAF, shall designate its representatives. Within their respective competencies, OLAF, Europol and Eurojust shall participate in the activities of the network.
Amendment 3
Article 3, paragraph 1, point 1 a (new)
(1a) it shall provide the Commission and the European Parliament on a yearly basis with a report on its findings under point (1), including, where appropriate, concrete proposals on the prevention and combating of corruption;
Amendment 4
Article 3, paragraph 2
2.  The members of the network shall, for the accomplishment of their tasks, meet as often as necessary, but at least once a year.
2.  The members of the network shall, for the accomplishment of their tasks, meet at least once a year.
Amendment 5
Article 5, paragraph 1
1.  The network shall organise itself, building upon existing informal collaboration between the EPAC.
1.  The network shall organise itself so as to be chaired by the relevant Council Presidency, and build on existing informal collaboration between the EPAC.
Amendment 6
Article 5, paragraph 2
2.  The Member States and the European Commission shall bear all expenses of the members or representatives designated by them. The same rule shall apply to Europol and Eurojust.
2.  The Commission shall bear all expenses of its representatives as well as the expenses of the members designated by the Member States. The same rule shall apply to Europol and Eurojust.
Legal notice - Privacy policy