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Procedure : 2013/0315(NLE)
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Document selected : A7-0417/2013

Texts tabled :

A7-0417/2013

Debates :

PV 09/12/2013 - 20
CRE 09/12/2013 - 20

Votes :

PV 10/12/2013 - 7.4
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P7_TA(2013)0522

Texts adopted
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Tuesday, 10 December 2013 - Strasbourg Final edition
EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement: protocol setting out fishing opportunities and financial contributions ***
P7_TA(2013)0522A7-0417/2013

European Parliament legislative resolution of 10 December 2013 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Protocol between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (14165/2013 – C7-0415/2013 – 2013/0315(NLE))

(Consent)

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (14165/2013),

–  having regard to the draft protocol between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (14162/2013),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 43(2) and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a) and (7) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C7‑0415/2013),

–  having regard to its resolution of 14 December 2011 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco(1),

–  having regard to its resolution of 14 December 2011 on the future Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco(2),

–  having regard to Rules 81 and 90(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Fisheries and the opinions of the Committee on Development and the Committee on Budgets (A7-0417/2013),

1.  Consents to conclusion of the protocol;

2.  Recalls the European Parliament's right to be kept punctually and fully informed about the application of the Protocol and its results, and therefore insists once again that representatives of the European Parliament should have the opportunity to attend meetings of the joint committee provided for in Article 10 of the Fisheries Agreement as observers. Further calls for Parliament to be provided with documentation on the guidelines, objectives and indicators concerning the chapter relating to support for the fisheries sector in Morocco, and all the information necessary for the proper monitoring of the aspects included in Article 6 of the Protocol, including the final report that Morocco is to submit on the implementation of the sectoral support programme. Also reiterates its request to the Commission that it submit a full report on the results and operation of the current Protocol to the European Parliament, before opening negotiations on a new protocol.

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and of the Kingdom of Morocco.

(1) OJ C 168 E, 14.6.2013, p. 155.
(2) OJ C 168 E, 14.6.2013, p. 8.

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