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Thursday, 10 July 2008 - Strasbourg
EC/Mauritania Fisheries Partnership for the period 1 August 2008 to 31 July 2008*

European Parliament legislative resolution of 10 July 2008 on the proposal for a Council regulation on the conclusion of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for the period 1 August 2008 to 31 July 2012 (COM(2008)0243 – C6-0199/2008 – 2008/0093(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the proposal for a Council regulation (COM(2008)0243),

–   having regard to Articles 37 and 300(2), first subparagraph, of the EC Treaty,

–   having regard to Article 300(3), first subparagraph, of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6-0199/2008),

–   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 opinions of the Committee on Development and the Committee on Budgets (A6-0278/2008),

1.  Approves the proposal for a Council regulation as amended and approves the conclusion of the Protocol;

2.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission, and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

Text proposed by the Commission   Amendment
Amendment 1
Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2 a (new)
(2a)  The entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon would, if ratified, impose closer interinstitutional cooperation which, inter alia, should lead to the European Parliament having greater and better access to all the information relating to fisheries agreements, including during the negotiations on protocols.
Amendment 2
Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 a (new)
Article 1a
A member of the European Parliament's Committee on Fisheries shall attend the meetings and proceedings of the Joint Committee provided for in Article 10 of the Agreement as an observer. Representatives of the fisheries sector covered by the Agreement may also attend these meetings.
Amendment 3
Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 a (new)
Article 4a
The Commission shall forward the conclusions of the meetings of the Joint Committee provided for in Article 10 of the Agreement to the European Parliament. During the final year of application of the Protocol and before another agreement is signed on its renewal, the Commission shall submit to the European Parliament and the Council a report on its application.
Amendment 4
Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 b (new)
Article 4b
In accordance with Article 30(3) of the Financial Regulation1, and in the spirit of the European Parliament's resolution of 19 February 2008 on transparency in financial matters2, the Commission shall publish annually on its website a list of individual end-beneficiaries of the EU financial contribution.
1 Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (OJ L 248, 16.9.2002, p. 1).
2. Texts Adopted, P6_TA(2008)0051.
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