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Procedure : 2007/0152(COD)
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Document selected : A6-0209/2008

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PV 09/07/2008 - 3
CRE 09/07/2008 - 3

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PV 09/07/2008 - 5.13
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Wednesday, 9 July 2008 - Strasbourg
Extending Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 to third country nationals otherwise excluded *

European Parliament legislative resolution of 9 July 2008 on the proposal for a Council regulation extending the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 and Regulation (EC) No […] to nationals of third countries who are not already covered by these provisions solely on the ground of their nationality (COM(2007)0439 – C6-0289/2007 – 2007/0152(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal (COM(2007)0439),

–   having regard to Article 63(4) of the EC Treaty,

–   having regard to Article 67 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6-0289/2007),

–   having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (A6-0209/2008),

1.  Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

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 on the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

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

Text proposed by the Commission   Amendment
Amendment 1
Proposal for a Regulation
Recital 3 a (new)
(3a)  This Regulation respects the fundamental rights and observes the principles recognised, in particular, by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, notably Article 34(2) thereof.
Amendment 2
Proposal for a Regulation
Recital 6 a (new)
(6a)  Promoting a high level of social protection and raising the standard of living and the quality of life in the Member States are objectives of the European Union.
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