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Tuesday, 30 March 2004 - Strasbourg Final edition
Temporary tax reductions for energy *

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2003/96/EC as regards the possibility for certain Member States to apply, in respect of energy products and electricity, temporary exemptions or reductions in the levels of taxation (COM(2004) 42 – C5-0090/2004 – 2004/0016(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament ,

–   having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2004) 42)(1) ,

–   having regard to Article 93 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C5-0090/2004),

–   having regard to Rule 67 of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to its opinion of 24 September 2003 on the draft Council directive on restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity(2) ,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (A5-0158/2004),

1.  Approves the Commission proposal;

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

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

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

(1) Not yet published in OJ.
(2) P5_TA(2003)0404.

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