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Procedure : 2009/0054(COD)
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Document selected : A7-0136/2010

Texts tabled :

A7-0136/2010

Debates :

PV 19/10/2010 - 15

Votes :

PV 20/10/2010 - 6.6
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Texts adopted :

P7_TA(2010)0374

Texts adopted
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Wednesday, 20 October 2010 - Strasbourg Final edition
Combating late payment in commercial transactions ***I
P7_TA(2010)0374A7-0136/2010
Resolution
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European Parliament legislative resolution of 20 October 2010 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating late payment in commercial transactions (recast) (COM(2009)0126 – C7-0044/2009 – 2009/0054(COD))

(Ordinary legislative procedure – recast)

The European Parliament ,

–  having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2009)0126),

–  having regard to Article 251(2) and Article 95 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C7-0044/2009),

–  having regard to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council entitled ‘Consequences of the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon for ongoing interinstitutional decision-making procedures’ (COM(2009)0665),

–  having regard to Article 294(3) and Article 114 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee of 17 December 2009(1) ;

–  having regard to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 28 November 2001 on a more structured use of the recasting technique for legal acts(2) ,

–  having regard to the letter of 18 May 2010 from the Committee on Legal Affairs to the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection in accordance with Rule 87(3) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the undertaking given by the Council representative by letter of 29 September 2010 to approve Parliament's position, in accordance with Article 294(4) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 87 and 55 of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the report of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and the opinions of the Committee on Legal Affairs and of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (A7-0136/2010),

A.  whereas, according to the Consultative Working Party of the legal services of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission, the proposal in question does not include any substantive amendments other than those identified as such in the proposal and in the opinion of the Consultative Working Party and whereas, as regards the codification of the unchanged provisions of the earlier acts together with those amendments, the proposal contains a straightforward codification of the existing texts, without any change in their substance,

1.  Adopts its position at first reading hereinafter set out, taking into account the recommendations of the Consultative Working Party of the legal services of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission;

2.  Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend the proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council, to the Commission and to the national parliaments.

(1) OJ C 255, 22.9.2010, p. 42.
(2) OJ C 77, 28.3.2002, p. 1.


Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 October 2010 with a view to the adoption of Directive 2011/.../EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on combating late payment in commercial transactions (Recast)
P7_TC1-COD(2009)0054

(As an agreement was reached between Parliament and Council, Parliament's position corresponds to the final legislative act, Directive 2011/7/EU.)

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