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Procedure : 2005/0805(CNS)
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Document selected : A6-0362/2007

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PV 24/10/2007 - 19
CRE 24/10/2007 - 19

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PV 25/10/2007 - 7.5
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Thursday, 25 October 2007 - Strasbourg Final edition
Mutual recognition of judgments in criminal matters *

European Parliament legislative resolution of 25 October 2007 on the draft Council Framework Decision on the application of the principle of mutual recognition to judgments in criminal matters imposing custodial sentences or measures involving deprivation of liberty for the purpose of their enforcement in the European Union (9688/2007 - C6-0209/2007 – 2005/0805(CNS))

(Consultation procedure - renewed consultation)

The European Parliament ,

–   having regard to the Council draft (9688/2007),

–   having regard to the initiative of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden (7307/2005)(1) ,

–   having regard to its position of 14 June 2006(2) ,

–   having regard to Articles 31(1)(a) and 34(2)(b) of the EU Treaty,

–   having regard to Article 39(1) of the EU Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament again (C6-0209/2007)),

–   having regard to Rules 93, 51 and 55(3) of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the report of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (A6-0362/2007),

1.  Approves the Council draft as amended;

2.  Calls on the Council to amend the text accordingly;

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 draft substantially;

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

Text proposed by the Council   Amendments by Parliament
Amendment 1
Recital 2 a (new)
(2a)  Procedural rights in criminal proceedings are a crucial element for ensuring mutual confidence among the Member States in judicial cooperation, and despite the efforts of the German Presidency, no agreement has thus far been reached following the presentation of a draft framework decision on procedural rights by the Commission, backed by the European Parliament at first reading. 1
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1 OJ C 33 E, 9.2.2006, p. 159.

(1) OJ C 150, 21.6.2005, p. 1.
(2) OJ C 300 E, 9.12.2006, p. 201.

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