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3221 Amendments of Carlos ZORRINHO

Amendment 1 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 3 a (new)
- having regard to Article 3(3) TEU which refers to internal market, sustainable development and social market economy,
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 2 #
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 3 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 3 c (new)
- having regard to the Commission communication of 27 May 2020 entitled ‘Europe’s moment: Repair and Prepare for the Next Generation’ (COM(2020)456),
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 4 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 3 d (new)
- having regard to the findings of the Digital Economy and Society Index 2020, published on the 11th of June 2020,
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 5 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 4 a (new)
- having regard to the Commission communication of 27 May 2020 entitled ‘Adjusted Commission Work Programme 2020’ (COM(2020)440),
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 36 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the Union requires a new industrial strategy that makes its industries more globally competitive, resilient and environmentally sustainable; whereas such a strategy should cover the transition of European industries to digitalisation and climate-neutrality, prioritising the ‘energy efficiency first’ principles, energy savings and renewable energy technologies, including support to strengthen the European value chain in clean technologies;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 43 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas the social market economy model has importantly contributed to the prosperity of Europe; whereas such an approach should be preserved in the policies dealing with the digital and environmental transition;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 54 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas the Union’s industrial strategy should ensure the correct functioning of the single market, avoid market distortions, create a level playing field inside and outside EU and ensure easier access to finance, raw materials and markets, in addition to ensuring appropriate levels of investment, research and innovation, education and skills to boost competitiveness and sustainability;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 57 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas in the European Union there are still “missing entrepreneurs”, such as youth, migrants, senior, women, whose entrepreneurial potential still needs to be fully developed; whereas the Union’s industrial strategy could represent an opportunity to foster the entrepreneurial culture of under- represented or disadvantaged categories and to enable them to fully contribute to the digital and environmental transition;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 76 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas the COVID-19 pandemic and its fallout have created an unprecedented economic downturn in Europe, which risks to exacerbate inequalities and social tension in the European Union, especially among the most vulnerable citizens; whereas in this context any future- looking industrial strategy should start by addressing industrial recovery;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 83 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas the COVID-19 crisis has shown the crucial role of digital assets, including connectivity and networks, as well as of digital skills, as a tool enabling workers and companies to adapt the way they carry out their tasks and operations to the emergency situation; whereas the resilience of the digital infrastructure and the enhancement of the digital skills of the workforce are priority areas to boost the competitiveness of the European enterprises, especially SMEs;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 113 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Is of the opinion that digital and environmental transitions should be at the very core of all Unions strategies until 2050; in this context, calls on the Commission to define a comprehensive industrial strategy which manages these transitions, fosters transformation and guarantees the Union’s strategic autonomy, including their value chains;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 129 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Is aware that market dynamics alone do not bridge the fractures created during the transformation process if there is no proper management of the transitions and no strong industrial policies; is, furthermore, aware that while markets, competition and innovation push fast towards transformation, it is society and the environment that face the impact of these transformations; considers that balancing out the number of jobs lost in traditional industries with new jobs created in the digital and environmental sectors is not enough in itself as these new jobs are neither created in the same regions nor taken up by the same workers; calls on the Commission, therefore, to ensure that these transitions are fair and socially just, and that every action aimed at accelerating a transformation process (digital, environmental, etc.) is accompanied by a corresponding initiative to up-skill and reskill workers, with the aim of managing the effects produced by that accelerated process on both regions and people; underlines in this regard the importance of lifelong learning to guarantee the permanence of workers in the labour market;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 163 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Believes that the new long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future should contribute to combating the gender pay gap and the gender pension gap that still affect the European labour market and, more generally, the European society; calls on the Commission to take into due account the gender dimension in the implementation of the European industrial strategy - both in the recovery and in the reconstruction and transformation phases, including the use of gender budgeting tools in the definition of the financial instruments supporting the industrial and economic growth of the European Union;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 167 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Reiterates that, in order to ensure a long-term and sustainable industrial future for the European Union, it is key to focus on the enhancement of the skills and of the entrepreneurial capacity of the EU citizens as a powerful form to support their labour market participation;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 219 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Commission to include in the recovery plan a strategy to redeploy industries in Europe and to relocate industrial production and key value chains in strategic sectors; calls, moreover, on the Commission to adopt a stronger stance on unfair global competition and predatory acquisitions by SOEs and sovereign funds; is of the opinion that, in this context, the Union should implement a provisional TDI scheme;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 265 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Is of the opinion that the industrial recovery plan should help to create new ambitious and innovative European industrial projects which go hand in hand with the current revision of the guidelines for ‘Important Projects of Common European Interest’ (IPCEI), in order to encourage the emergence of European leaders in strategic industrial sectors that are capable of competing on a global scale and contribute to achieving the climate neutrality and the digital leadership;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 280 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 – point a
a. has sufficient financial capacity to offset the damage caused by the COVID- 19 crisis to European industries to mitigate the short-term working capital shortage and to push forward capital investment in the medium and long-term in order to support the transition to the green economy and catalyse the digital transformation;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 287 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 – point a a (new)
aa. has a specific focus on small and medium enterprises, which have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis, and support their access to finance;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 295 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 – point b a (new)
ba. takes into account the specificities of the Member States, which have been hit by the crisis in diverse ways;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 322 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 – point f a (new)
fa. channels funding to high- multiplier, climate-friendly sectors that will contribute to the EU’s future economic resilience;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 384 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Highlights the potential of the circular economy for modernising the Union’s economy, reducing its energy and resource consumption and transforming whole industrial sectors and their value chains; underlines that the renovation wave will represent another relevant opportunity for many sectors and for the European society during its environmental transition due to the very high multiplier and leverage effect of the construction industry on other economic sectors;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 393 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Highlights the potential of the circular economy for modernising the Union’s economy, reducing its energy and resource consumption and transforming whole industrial sectors and their value chains; improving autonomy and security of supply in the digital and green transitions;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 412 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Considers that there is significant potential in domestic and global markets for, and global EU leadership in, low- emission technologies and sustainable products, processes and services throughout the whole value chain from raw materials to energy-intensive industries, manufacturing and the industrial services sector; considers that renewable energy technologies in particular should be considered strategic and prioritised by a new EU industrial policy; considers, moreover, that the Climate Law is a first step towards enshrining climate targets into Union legislation; believes that a more holistic and systematic target framework is also required in order to ensure policy coherence across all Union policies and a homogenous governance approach in all policy areas, paving the way towards a clear and stable strategy for European industries;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 431 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14a. Highlights the potential of automotive electrification which should be encouraged through the use of renewable electricity, green hydrogen, smart charging and supporting research on batteries;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 456 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Maintains that a truly effective European industrial policy needs a dashboard of climate targets as a roadmap to shape the industry of the future; considers that all sectors should contribute towards achieving the Union’s climate objectives and, in this regard, underlines the importance of decarbonised and renewable gas as a means of energy transition and clean hydrogen, especially green hydrogen, as a potential breakthrough technology; calls also for greater attention to be paid to network security and energy supply; calls on the Council to increase spending from the EU budget on climate change efforts; calls on the Commission to ensure that industries with high carbon leakage do not benefit from EU subsidies, and for better use to be made of the EIB, as the Union’s ‘Climate Bank’, to enhance sustainable financing to the public and private sectors and to assist companies in the decarbonisation process, and to use the Border Carbon Adjustments mechanism as a way to protect EU manufacturers and jobs from unfair international competition;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 499 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Highlights the need tofor support for a just transition, to ensure no one is left behind and believes that a well- designed Just Transition Mechanism, including a Just Transition Fund, would be an important tool to facilitate the transition and reach ambitious climate targets, to guarantee a more inclusive transition, it is required to include the participation of all local stakeholders, including civil society and community representatives in the design phase of the Just transition plans, the JTM should also exclude any investments in fossil fuels (including natural gas and all fossil-derived gases); while addressing social impacts; stresses that robust financing of this instrument, including additional budgetary resources, would be a key element for the successful implementation of the European Green Deal;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 505 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Highlights the need to support a just transition, and believes that a well- designed Just Transition Mechanism, including a Just Transition Fund, would be an important tool to facilitate the transition and reach ambitious climate targets while addressing social impacts; underlines that clean technology investments have a key role in this regard to support long-term economic development of regional economies; stresses that robust financing of this instrument, including additional budgetary resources, would be a key element for the successful implementation of the European Green Deal;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 522 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls on the Commission to tailor its industrial strategy to the scaling-up and commercialisation of breakthrough technologies in the Union, by providing risk financing for early-stage technology and developing early value chains to support first commercial-scale, climate- neutral technologies and products; considers that the European industrial strategy should provide a framework and targets for moving towards a green and digital economy that the industry can rely on when planning its investments;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 544 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Considers it imperative to digitalise the Union’s industries, including traditional ones; calls on the Commission to invest, inter alia, in the data economy, artificial intelligence, smart production, mobility, and resilient and secure very high-speed networks, paying special attention to encouraging women's participation as these are areas in which women are still under-represented; invites the Commission, in this respect, to assess the effectiveness of co- financed National Tax Credit schemes that could complement or replace traditional ‘on demand’ grants/tender-based support, especially for SMEs; highlights the importance of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the CohesionStructural and Investment Funds (CESIF) in supporting job creation, business competitiveness, economic growth and sustainable development as well as in enhancing the skills of European workers and in boosting the capacity of small and medium enterprises to make them able to successfully cope with the twin transitions so that no one will be left behind;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 558 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 a (new)
18a. Regrets the still significant gap between large and small/medium enterprises with reference to the integration of digital technologies in their business operations, underlines that bridging this gap would constitute an improvement of the functioning of the internal market and would be beneficial for the overall European industrial competitiveness; calls on the Commission to assess and enhance the outreach of the European Digital Innovation Hubs, which - due to their knowledge of the local economic ecosystems - can represent an effective way to help SMEs digitalise;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 603 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Considers that industrial transformation requires the integration of new knowledge and innovation into existing markets and their use in the creation of new ones; regrets, in this respect, that the Union invests less in R&D as a percentage of GDP than its global competitors and that it suffers from a serious lack of innovative capacity in small and medium-sized enterprises due to a shortfall in the necessary risk capital; calls on the Commission to and to a shortage of adequate skills; calls on the Commission to enhance the pervasiveness of the innovation policies through the increase the budget for those programmes that underpin the transformation of the Union’s industry, including Horizon Europe, and to foster synergies between regional, national, European and private financial sources by taking advantage of synergies among all Union programmes;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 611 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 a (new)
20a. Believes that social economy enterprises should be fully involved in the outcome of the industrial strategy since they create public value and leave an essential impact on the local communities they are grounded in; calls in this regard on the Commission to take into account the specificities of this category of enterprises in the design of the financial instruments under the Union investment programmes in order to support their access to finance;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 633 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Is of the opinion that ecosystems will be key components of the next industrial revolution, providing affordable and cleaner energy, transformative manufacturing and service-provision methods; believes, moreover, that supporting collaboration among industry, academia, SMEs, start-ups and scale-ups, trade unions, civil society, end-user organisations and all other stakeholders will be key to solving market failures and supporting efforts to cross the ‘valley of death’, including in areas not yet covered by industrial interests; recalls, in this regard, the importance of promoting the social dialogue and the consultation of workers in designing and implementing industrial policies, coherently with the European Pillar of Social Rights;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 664 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 a (new)
22a. Is of the opinion that - in order to make the reconstruction and transformation phase truly effective - the public administration should play a key role to ensure a business-friendly economic environment and to reduce the administrative burden on enterprises while ensuring the highest standards of transparency and workers’ safety; believes that e-government tools, digital innovation policies and the enhancement of digital skills should be promoted within the public sector and among its employees; calls on the Commission to ensure the exchange of national and regional best practices in the field, with specific reference to the public management of economic competitiveness;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 679 #

2020/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Calls on the Commission to adopt a strong Key Performance Indicator (KPI) system to analyse the ex-ante impact of Union regulations and instruments, and to monitor progress and results; underlines that the KPI system should be based on objectives that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-oriented;
2020/06/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 8 #

2020/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A a (new)
A a. whereas the Treaties and the European Charter of Fundamental Rights state that everyone shall have access to preventive health care and the right to benefit from medical treatment under the conditions established by national laws and practices; whereas this right should be enforced for all citizens, including those living in the smaller Member States and in the most peripheral areas of the Union;
2020/05/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 48 #

2020/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph -1 (new)
-1. Calls on the Commission to publish without any further delays the roadmap on EU Pharmaceutical Strategy which will identify root causes of medicine shortages; urges the Commission to propose ambitious and specific regulatory measures with an objective of making medicines available, affordable, sustainable and equally accessible; calls on the Commission to promote measures which will increase EU security of supply of medicines and reduce dependency on third countries;
2020/05/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 90 #

2020/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Stresses the importance of ensuring the smooth functioning of the Internal Market in order to eliminate barriers to the access of medicines, medical devices and protective equipment to all citizens, especially those living in Member States that, due to their small size or to their remote position, heavily rely on imports and do not have easy access to the supply chain;
2020/05/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 93 #

2020/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. Whereas the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted Europe’s dependency on third countries for the production of essential medicines and medical devices, including active pharmaceutical ingredients(APIs), calls on the Commission to provide adequate financial resources under Horizon Europe and other EU programs to strengthen Union’s R&I activities supporting manufacturing in key industrial sectors, such as the pharmaceutical industry; calls on the Commission to reduce the R&I divide within the Union by ensuring broad geographical coverage and participation of low R&I performing Member States in collaborative projects; underlines that Horizon Europe and other EU programs need to support rare diseases through increased research, clinical trials, best practices sharing, and medication development; insists that research, best practices, clinical trials, and medication pertaining to rare diseases be made accessible for the benefit of citizens of all the Member States;
2020/05/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 107 #

2020/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Having regard to the European Strategy for Data and the digital transformation of healthcare, urges the Commission to promote implementation of interoperable technologies in the Member State’s health sector which will facilitate delivery of innovative health solutions to patients; encourages the creation of a fully operational European Health Data Space with a governance framework which fosters creation of an innovative data-driven ecosystem and which encourages sharing of information and critical data across the Union; asks the Commission to promote next generation standards, tools and infrastructure to store and process data suitable for research and the development of innovative products and services, while ensuring processing of patients personal data is in compliance with European data protection framework;
2020/05/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 115 #

2020/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. Calls on the Commission to take stock of the impact of coronavirus on industry and SMEs and to present a renewed EU industrial strategy; considers that the industrial recovery of Europe needs to prioritize twin digital and ecological transformation of our societies and building of resilience to external shocks; stresses the importance of promoting private-public partnerships in high value-added and innovative sectors, such as the pharmaceutical industry; stresses the importance of manufacturing for jobs, growth and competitiveness;
2020/05/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 127 #

2020/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Notes with concern market failure in several Members States where patients' access to effective and affordable medicines and medical devices remains threatened by very high and often unsustainable price levels, market withdrawal of products that are out-of- patent or a failure to introduce new products to national markets due to business strategies; recognises that access to medicines and medical devices in the Member States with smaller markets requires particular consideration in the new EU Pharmaceutical Strategy;
2020/05/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 137 #

2020/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5 b. Taking into account that timely notification of shortage of medicines is essential for ensuring alternative treatments for patient care and for mitigating negative effects on the security of supply, calls on the Commission to introduce obligation for marketing authorization holders to notify shortage of medicines to the competent authorities at a minimum two months in advance;
2020/05/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 144 #

2020/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5 c. Calls on the Commission to expand its joint European response to include joint procurement actions for all developed vaccines, medication, medical equipment and medical technology; insists that this joint response be a priority post-pandemic, and be easily accessible for citizens in every Member State especially those that are particularly vulnerable from a public health and economical perspective due to their remote location or small size;
2020/05/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 3 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 7 a (new)
- having regard to the European Court of Auditors’ Special Report 11/2020: “Energy efficiency in buildings: greater focus on cost-effectiveness still needed”,
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 4 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 9 a (new)
- having regard to the Leipzig Charter on Sustainable European Cities adopted at the informal meeting of EU ministers responsible for Urban Development on 24-25 May 2007,
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 5 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 9 b (new)
- having regard to the ‘Pact of Amsterdam - The Urban Agenda for the EU’ agreed at the informal meeting of EU ministers responsible for Urban Matters on 30 May 2016,
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 15 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas it is estimated that more than 50 million households in the European Union are experiencing energy poverty;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 21 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A b (new)
Ab. whereas, according to Commission estimates, EUR 282 billion of investments in the renovation of the European building stock are necessary to achieve the Union's 2030 energy efficiency target;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 30 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A c (new)
Ac. whereas investments for the renovation of the building sector create new jobs and contribute to clean economy as a part of the recovery plan and the European Green Deal;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 38 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 1
Neighbourhoods and, communities and affordability
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 48 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Demands that building policies be holistic and inclusive, contributing to EU climate goals, include IRPs that integrate social services and affordability, smart readiness, healthy indoor climate, mobility, technical, industrial and energy efficient functions of buildings, and enable on-site renewables production and demand-side flexibility; demands in this respect the continuous removal of national and European barriers to the renovation of building stocks such as regulatory barriers regarding renovations of buildings with multiple owners, high up-front costs and the tenant-owner dilemma;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 57 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Is concerned by the gentrification and ‘renoviction’ of neighbourhoods driven by investment capital interests, and by the rising numbers of citizens in energy poverty, and of citizens suffering from increasing accommodation cost load, gender disparity, and marginalisation; considers that a community approach in addition to safeguards at a regulatory level could reduce the level of destruction of existing communities; reminds about the need to support the most vulnerable citizens by enabling their access to dignified living conditions, comfort and health and highlights the important role of social housing;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 63 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Acknowledges, that the building renovations have to be implemented in a cost-effective and sustainable way, taking into account the affordability as for private owners and their tenants; stresses that new renovations towards energy efficient buildings should not allow renting market to greatly increase the prices for tenants due to more energy efficient buildings;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 64 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Underlines the fact that the ownership of buildings, tenancy laws and numbers of home-owners and tenants as well housing support schemes vary across Member States; urges the Commission and Member States to take that into account when taking renovation measures; underlines especially that these renovations should not lead to an unbearable rental cost burden for tenants;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 65 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3c. Emphasises the important role that citizens play in renovation of the residential buildings stock and the importance to create efficient tools, best practices and make all possible information and knowledge available at local level including opportunities related to technologies (i.e. smart meters) offered to consumer;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 66 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 d (new)
3d. Stresses the need to ensure the adequate level of knowhow of building maintenance and use;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 69 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Highlights the success of one-stop- shops, capacity building for municipalities, and the active involvement of local actors such as energy communities, consumer organisations, educational institutions, local businesses and housing cooperatives;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 86 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Calls for a policy to facilitate IRPs at community level providing for deep renovationand staged-deep renovations, considering building’s needs; calls on the Commission to step up work on the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy and the EU City Facility;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 138 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Welcomes various financial practices and instruments such as green subsidies, tax and loan incentives; underlines the importance of avoiding retroactive policies which negatively affect issued incentives for energy efficiency investments;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 141 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 b (new)
11b. Highlights the important role of grants for research, innovation and demonstration programmes (e.g. for nearly zero energy buildings, smart homes and smart cities) for implementation of deep and staged-deep renovation across Member States;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 142 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 c (new)
11c. Notes that contracts with Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) can be used in the off-balance financing of the sustainable renovation of buildings, as they can relief, in particular, the financial burden for social housing, housing corporations and business parks;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 154 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Considers that all IRPs should set aside funds for marginalised citizens and to tackle energy poverty, accessibility, technical and infrastructure barriers;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 161 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Acknowledges the role that new business models such as energy performance contracting, energy performance standardisation centres and energy service companies can play in renovations;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 175 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15a. Highlights the importance of energy efficiency measures on a national level including a strategy on how to implement them, of energy saving goals for individual renovation projects and of policy measures ensuring deep renovations creating financial triggers and investment stability;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 186 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure and increase the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency renovations of buildings; encourages a thorough monitoring of the cost- efficiency of operational programmes based on the costs per saved unit of CO2; further believes that the Commission should ensure that national administrations respect the principles of cost-effectiveness, effectiveness for the purpose of energy saving and profitability when granting EU money to renovation projects, and proposes the development of key indicators for that;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 202 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Highlights the need to decrease costs, speed up duration, effectivity, reliability and integration to increase IRPs through creating renovation markets, industrially produced, prefabricated elements, and to engage in serial and district renovations, highlighting the role of circular economy;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 205 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 a (new)
18a. Stresses that, when considering the replacement of old heating devices, the Commission should provide appropriate incentives to ensure that no citizens are left behind; notes that, in order to accelerate the replacement of old heaters, scrapping schemes supported by energy labels can help change to more efficient heaters or to other more sustainable energy systems;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 216 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Underlines the importance of the energy efficiency first principle and affordability in decarbonising heating and cooling, with electrification of residual demand through renewable energy combined with heat pumps orand efficient district heating and cooling systems, as well as in load management and flexibility; underlines the need to plan IRPs in order to achieve synergies;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 220 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Highlights the importance of considering all available technologies to speed up the decarbonisation of the building stock; notes that, along with investments for the decarbonisation of the building stock, investments to decarbonise the heating sector are required;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 221 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 b (new)
19b. Underlines the importance of decarbonised district heating and cooling in order to guarantee carbon-neutrality to a large amount of citizens as soon as possible, taking into consideration that district heating and cooling with integrated storage plays an important role for more connected and integrated energy communities;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 224 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 c (new)
19c. Underlines that renewable energy, distributed to buildings using gas infrastructure or district heating systems, should be considered as a full alternative to on-site energy systems;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 225 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 d (new)
19d. Calls on the Commission to strengthen the incentives and encourage new buildings to be designed and built as nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEB) with an ambition to become net zero energy buildings by 2050; highlights that this can greatly foster the increase of net zero energy districts by 2050;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 231 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Considers that energy-efficient buildings should be safe, healthy, affordable, and sustainable; underlines the importance of embodied energy, sustainability in buildings, resource efficiency, and life-cycle approaches in line with the circular economy;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 239 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 b (new)
20b. Stresses that the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) needs to ensure that data on the sustainability performance of construction products defined by BWR7 in CPR is in coherence with the common European approach for life-cycle calculation of the buildings in accordance with the above mentioned existing European standards; notes in this context that the CPR needs to ensure that design of all renovated buildings at all stages is in line with circular economy and can greater increase digitalisation and climate-proofing of buildings stock; highlights the importance to increase the recyclability of construction waste;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 248 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Calls on the Member States to maximise and promote the reuse, recycling, and recuperation of materials in their procurement strategies, as well as in publicly financed renovation and construction projects;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 260 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Underlines the importance of co- benefits with renovation requirements at trigger points; highlights that minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for worst-performing rented buildings especially benefit occupants that are at risk of energy poverty; and unhealthy indoor climate conditions; further highlights that ways of financing of such renovation measures need to be found that do not represent an additional financial burden for tenants while remaining affordable for owners;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 270 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Is convinced that the introduction of a building renovation passport to trackfoster and coordinate continued improvement and to monitor renovation depth, as well possible health and comfort improvements of occupants and energy performance benefits house owners and building operators; further believes that the information in this passport should also be accessible for tenants;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 275 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Calls on the Commission to launch an EU skills and information initiative in the renovation and building sector, which includes a gender dimension, in order to engage with stakeholders in retraining, upskilling and capacity building, with a focus on employment and promoting the skills and high knowledge in designing new buildings and renovations, and in order to disseminate information on the necessity and on ways how to implement and finance energy-efficient renovations among tenants and building owners;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 300 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Considers digitalisation as an enabler for distributed generation, storage, flexibility and, sector integration and coupling;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 305 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 a (new)
27a. Calls on the Commission to evaluate the need to review the charging infrastructure requirements in EPBD; stresses that smart charging infrastructure is pre-condition for the increase of clean electro-mobility;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 307 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 b (new)
27b. Highlights the importance of very high capacity networks for communication infrastructure as crucial to readiness of smart buildings, smart homes and smart cities and the application of smart technologies such as domotics; stresses that such smart digital solutions in the built environment contribute to better connected communities and enable new digital services for occupants;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 309 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 c (new)
27c. Highlights the importance of smart grids as enabler for the efficient integration of renewables to electricity grids and looks for new opportunities with interfaces with TSOs and DSOs for better energy efficiency and electricity services; stresses that smart buildings connected to nano or micro grids can ensure improved stability of electrical supply and availability of heating/cooling systems;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 312 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 d (new)
27d. Calls on the Commission to widen the current requirements under the necessary application of the building automation and control systems (BACs) in non-residential buildings with an effective rated output of 290kW, under Article 14 of EPBD; stresses that this should include more non-residential buildings to consider the requirements for necessary equipment of building automation and control systems;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 314 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 e (new)
27e. Welcomes the aim of the revised EPBD to further promote smart buildings technologies, through Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) as a supportive tool in rating the smart readiness of buildings and raising the awareness among building owners and occupants on the value of BACs for overall performance of buildings;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 315 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 f (new)
27f. Highlights the importance of non- intrusive digital technologies that upgrade the intelligence of non-smart energy devices to improve their energy efficiency;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 319 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Underlines that housing and consumer rights require social safeguards, data protection and consent that are in line with the GDPR;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 321 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 a (new)
28a. Recognises the need to digitalise national Energy performances certificate databases, building data and other construction information to be available as applying digital building passport and other smart building applications; recognises that digitalised data for both manufacturing and construction processes should considerably improve the productivity during renovations at all stages;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 322 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 b (new)
28b. Is concerned about the lack of data regarding energy efficiency renovation projects in buildings in the EU, their cost-effectiveness, their CO2 savings and their other benefits for the environment and life quality; calls for clear indicators to measure these aspects and for the establishment of a European data base to exchange information and best practices;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 324 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 5 a (new)
Healthy buildings and indoor environmental quality (IEQ)
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 325 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 c (new)
28c. Highlights that, in addition to the climate neutrality target, renovations should always lead to healthy buildings taking into account indoor air quality, mould free houses and overall energy efficiency performance and comfort of occupants; (This new paragraph would be added under the new heading ‘Healthy buildings and indoor environmental quality (IEQ)’)
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 326 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 d (new)
28d. Emphasises that buildings with good indoor environmental quality contribute to the health and productivity of building users and increase their work or learning performance; (This new paragraph would be added under the new heading ‘Healthy buildings and indoor environmental quality (IEQ)’)
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 327 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 e (new)
28e. Calls on the Commission to take account in legislative proposals, such as the Renovation Wave, the requirement of healthy buildings in addition to the energy efficiency first principle; (This new paragraph would be added under the new heading ‘Healthy buildings and indoor environmental quality (IEQ)’)
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 329 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Views the renovation wave as an opportunity to achieve an energy-efficient and climate-neutral building stock by 2050 through an action plan for renovations of buildings for IRPs with a focus on communities, especially for those in energy poverty, and to provide healthy, decent, affordable and energy efficient buildings where people can reach their full potential in line with the European Green Deal and the climate neutrality target for 2050;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 335 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Highlights that the renovation wave may mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, by fostering high-quality jobs in the construction and renewable energy industries and supporting small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) workers; emphasises that the renovation wave can play an important role in green and sustainable recovery and can represent the key element of any post-COVID recovery plans, therefore the Commission should not delay this proposal and should provide all the funding options available;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 348 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. Welcomes the Member States’ long-term renovation strategies (LTRSs) in setting out 2030 and 2040 milestones towards the climate neutrality objective; calls all Member States to timely submit their Long Term Renovation Strategies;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 356 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33
33. Welcomes the announcement made by the Commission to promote renovations in schools, hospitals and social housing for those in need; yet highlights the challenge of addressing the large residential building stock and the importance of providing financial assistance;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 367 #

2020/2070(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34
34. Calls on the Commission to enshrine the renovation wave’s measures into EU law and increase the 2030 climate and energy targets while ensuring that the renovation of buildings is integrated as a key policy to fill the gap in the 2030 targets and while ensuring affordability of housing for owners and tenants;
2020/05/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 54 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) Companies supported under the Solvency Support Instrument should be established and operating in the Union, meaning that they should have their registered office in a Member State and should be active in the Union in the sense that they have substantial activities in terms of staff, manufacturing, research and development or other business activities in the Union. They should pursue activities in support of objectives covered by this Regulation. They should have a viable business model and not have been in difficulty in terms of the State aid framework7 already at end 2019 unless their difficulties have been aggravated by the COVID-19 outbreak. Support should be targeted at eligible companies operating in those Member States and sectors which are most impacted by the Covid-19 crisis and/or where the availability of State solvency support is more limited. __________________ 7 As defined in Article 2(18) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014 declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty (OJ L 187, 26.6.2014, p.1).
2020/07/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 82 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5
Regulation (EU) 2015/1017
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a – subparagraph 1 a (new)
However, support under the solvency support window shall only be granted if it is to the benefit of companies that were not in difficulty in State aid terms8 already at the end of 2019 but since then face significant solvency risks due to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Support under the solvency support window shall be granted as well to the benefit of companies already in difficulty on 31 December 2019 if their difficulties have been aggravated by the COVID-19 outbreak. Any newly created undertaking shall not fall within the meaning "in difficulty" for the first three years following the start of operations in the relevant field of activity; __________________ 8 As defined in Article 2(18) of Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014 declaring certain categories of aid compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty (OJ L 187, 26.6.2014, p. 1).
2020/07/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 98 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 10 a (new)
(10a) In Article 9, point (c a) is added to the third subparagraph of paragraph 2 as follows: ‘(ca) development of space infrastructure and downstream applications;’
2020/07/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 99 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 10 b (new)
Regulation (EU) 2015/1017
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 3 – point g a (new)
(10b) In Article 9, point (g a) is added to the third subparagraph of paragraph 2 as follows: ‘(ga) fashion;
2020/07/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 100 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 10 c (new)
Regulation (EU) 2015/1017
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 3 – point g b (new)
(10c) In Article 9, point (g b) is added to the third subparagraph of paragraph 2 as follows: (gb) retail trade;’
2020/07/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 137 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 31 – point 3
Regulation (EU) 2015/1017
Annex II – section 6 – point d (new) – indent 3
— The funds, special purpose vehicles or investment platforms shall provide financing on commercial terms or on terms consistent with the State aid Temporary Framework12 rules, while paying due regard to the European nature of the Solvency Support Instrument and to the funds’ and other vehicles’ independent management. __________________ 12Communication from the Commission: Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak (C(2020)1863), as amended by C(2020) 3156 final.
2020/07/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 56 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) The transition to a climate-neutral and circular economy constitutes one of the most important policy objectives for the Union and requires substantial additional allocation from the Union Budget. On 12 December 2019, the European Council endorsed the objective of achieving a climate-neutral Union by 2050, in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. However, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 has had a profound impact on the European and global economies and it is necessary to increase the investments planned to achieve the climate neutrality objectives. While fighting climate change and environmental degradation will benefit all in the long term and provides opportunities and challenges for all in the medium to long term, not all regions and Member States start their transition from the same point or, have the same capacity to respond. Some are more advanced than others, whereas the transition entails a wider social and economic impact for those regions that rely heavily on fossil fuels - especially coal, lignite, peat and oil shale - or greenhouse gas intensive industries. Such a situation not only creates the risk of a variable speed transition in the Union as regards climate action, but also of growing disparities between regions, detrimental to the objectives of social, economic and territorial cohesion. Such misbalance should be reflected in fair allocation of resources to affected Member states and regions requiring adequate financial support to ensure real just transition and avoid negative socio-economic impacts on industries and workers. JTF should address the most vulnerable regions and workers affected by the socio-economic transition and prevent deepening of energy poverty.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 78 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4 a (new)
(4a) The green recovery should play an important role in mitigating the negative impacts of the COVID-19 crisis by creating opportunities for affected regions, industries, SMEs, and can therefore play a crucial role as post-crisis recovery plans.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 79 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4 b (new)
(4b) Just Transition Fund should tackle energy poverty as an issue of social justice, and should compensate incomes of most vulnerable groups in countries that do not have adequate financial reserves. In defining these measures, an active participations of trade unions, civil society organizations and relevant stakeholders complementing national and regional governments is essential.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 90 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5 a (new)
(5a) A just transition fund cannot aggravate existing inequalities among Member States nor weaken the single market.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 108 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7 a (new)
(7a) The establishment of the JTF should not lead to cuts to, or transfers from cohesion policy effectively reducing the fund devoted to other cohesion policy program.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 131 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) This Regulation identifies types of investments for which expenditure may be supported by the JTF. All supported activities should be pursued in full respect of the climate and environmental priorities of the Union. The list of investments should include those that support local economies and are sustainable in the long- term, taking into account all the objectives of the Green Deal. The projects financed should contribute to a continual transition to a climate-neutral and circular economy. For declining sectors, such as energy production based on coal, lignite, peat and oil shale or extraction activities for these solid fossil fuels, support should be linked to the phasing out of the activity and the corresponding reduction in the employment level. As regards transforming sectors with high greenhouse gas emission levels, support should promote new activities through the deployment of new technologies, new processes or products, leading to significant emission reduction, in line withrespect of the achievement of the EU 2030 climate objectives, as set up in the article 2of the European climate law, and EU climate neutrality by 205013 while maintaining and enhancing employment and avoiding environmental degradation. Particular attention should also be given to activities enhancing innovation and research in advanced and sustainable technologies, as well as in the fields of digitalisation and connectivity, provided that such measures help mitigate the negative side effects of a transition towards, and contribute to, a climate- neutral and circular economy and the creation of sustainable jobs. __________________ 13 As set out in “A Clean Planet for all European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy”, Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank - COM(2018) 773 final.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 136 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10 a (new)
(10a) The JTF should also support industrial activities which, although they do not generate significant greenhouse gas emissions, involve manufacturing of industrial products which are ultimately incompatible with the transition and the target of climate neutrality in 2050. In that connection, the European thermic vehicle-manufacturing sector is one of the most severely disrupted, and will be disrupted even more, at a time when it is operating in a context of ever stiffer international competition and more stringent environmental requirements – it accounts for almost 20% of the Union’s CO2 emissions. Carbon neutrality cannot therefore be achieved without specific support for this sector, which accounts for 8.5% of industrial jobs in the EU, 7.5% of EU GDP and some 3.5 million direct and indirect jobs. In particular, as vehicle manufacturers, their suppliers and the maintenance and repair sectors are the most exposed, the JTF should support these sectors and assist workers and jobseekers in their conversion to more modern skills, particularly in the context of alternative industries manufacturing zero- and/or low-emission vehicles.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 168 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) The JTF support should be conditional on the effective implementation of a transition process in a specific territory in order to achieve a National climate-neutral economy. In that regard, Member States supported by the Commission should prepare, in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and supported by the Commissionregional governments, trade unions, civil society organizations and relevant stakeholders, territorial just transition plans, detailing the transition process, consistently with their National Energy and Climate Plans and enhancing their climate ambition as well as the European Semester Country Report. To this end, the Commission should set up a Just Transition Platform, which would build on the existing platform for coal regions in transition to enable bilateral and multilateral exchanges of experience on lessons learnt and best practices across all affected sectors including energy-intensive industries and carbon-dependent regions.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 178 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) The territorial just transition plans should identify the territories most negatively affected, where JTF support should be concentrated and describe specific actions to be undertaken toin the pathway towards achieving the 2030 climate targets as set out in the European Climate law and reaching a climate- neutral economy by 2050, notably as regards the conversion or closure of facilities involving fossil fuel production or other greenhouse gas intensive activities. whilst maintaining and expanding employment opportunities in the affected territories in order to avoid social exclusion. Those territories should be precisely defined and correspond to NUTS level 3 regions or should be parts thereof. The plans should detail the challenges and needs of those territories and identify the type of operations needed in a manner that ensures the coherent development of climate- resilient economic activities that are also consistent with the climate targets, the transition to climate- neutrality and the objectives of the Green Deal. Only investments in accordance with the transition plans should receive financial support from the JTF. The territorial just transition plans shouldmight be part of the programmes (supported by the ERDF, the ESF+, the Cohesion Fund or the JTF, as the case may be) which are approved by the Commission.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 180 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) The territorial just transition plans should identify the territories most negatively affected, where JTF support should be concentrated and describe specific actions to be undertaken to reach a climate-neutral economy, notably as regards the conversion or closure of facilities involving fossil fuel production or other greenhouse gas intensive activities whilst maintaining and expanding employment opportunities in the affected territories in order to avoid social exclusion. Those territories should be precisely defined and correspond to NUTS level 3 regions or should be parts thereof. The plans should detail the challenges and needs of those territories and identify the type of operations needed in a manner that ensures the coherent development of climate-resilient economic activities that are also consistent with the transition to climate-neutrality and the objectives of the Green Deal. Only investments in accordance with the transition plans should receive financial support from the JTF. The territorial just transition plans should be part of the programmes (supported by the ERDF, the ESF+, the Cohesion Fund or the JTF, as the case may be) which are approved by the Commission.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 184 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15 a (new)
(15a) The JTF should ensure the active participation of relevant public authorities, economic and social partners, including trade unions and other relevant civil society stakeholders in the preparation and implementation of the territorial just transition plans;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 212 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1
In accordance with the second subparagraph of Article [4(1)] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR], the JTF shall contribute to the single specific objective ‘achievement of the EU 2030 climate objectives, as set up in the article2 of the European climate law, enabling regions and people to address the social, economic and environmental impacts of the transition towards a climate- neutral economy by 2050.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 213 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1
In accordance with the second subparagraph of Article [4(1)] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR], the JTF shall contribute to the single specific objective ‘enabling all regions and all people to have fair and equal opportunities to address the social, economic and environmental impacts of the transition towards a climate- neutral economy’.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 215 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1
In accordance with the second subparagraph of Article [4(1)] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR], the JTF shall contribute to the single specific objective ‘enabling regions and people to address the social, economic and environmental impacts of the transition towards a climate- neutral economy’ by 2050.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 218 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The JTF shall support the Investment for jobs and growth goal in all Member States and regions facing subsequent decarbonisation challenge and requiring adequate financial support to ensure real just transition and avoiding negative socio-economic impacts on industries, SMEs, including start-ups, as well as workers who lose their jobs as consequence of the transition.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 227 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
The resources for the JTF under the Investment for jobs and growth goal available for budgetary commitment for the period 2021-2027 shall be EUR 7.519 billion in 2018 prices, which(“principal amount”), and shall not be transferred from the allocations of the Funds covered by Regulation (EU) …/… [new CPR]. The principal amount may be increased, as the case may be, by additional resources allocated in the Union budget, and by other resources in accordance with the applicable basic act.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 238 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. The JTF shall only support activities that are directly linked to its specific objective as set out in Article 2 and which contribute to the implementation of thsustainable territorial just transition plans established in accordance with Article 7.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 247 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) productive investments in SMEs, including start-ups, leading to creation of sustainable and quality new jobs related to green economy, economic diversification and reconversion;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 252 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) productive and sustainable investments in SMEs, including start-ups, leading to economic diversification and reconversion;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 264 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) investments in sustainable research and innovation activities and fostering the transfer of advanced technologies;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 265 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point d
(d) investments in the deployment of technology and infrastructures for affordable clean energy, in greenhouse gas emission reduction including investments in sustainable mobility and decarbonisation of the transport sector, energy efficiency and/or renewable energy; emphasising investment in renewables, smart electricity solutions, together with related infrastructure and in circular economy and environmental remediation.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 271 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point d
(d) investments in the deployment of technology and infrastructures for affordable clean renewable energy, in greenhouse gas emission reduction, energy efficiency and renewable energincluding technologies that enable the integration of renewable energy, such as storage and green hydrogen and energy efficiency;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 286 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point d a (new)
(da) investments aimed at promoting modal shift in urban areas towards more sustainable mobility modes;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 309 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point f
(f) investments in regeneration and decontamination of sites, land restoration and repurposing project, related to revitalization, decontamination, access and renovation of former coal and other mines and power station as well as brownfield sites and facilities, land restoration and repurposing projects, including afforestation of post coal mine sites;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 313 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point f
(f) investments in regeneration and decontamination of sites, land restoration and repurposing projects, while ensuring respect for the “polluter pays” principle;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 315 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point f
(f) investments in green infrastructure, regeneration and decontamination of sites, land restoration and repurposing projects;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 323 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point g a (new)
(ga) investments in projects for fighting energy poverty and enhancing energy efficiency on most affected regions;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 330 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point h
(h) upskilling and reskilling of workers and jobseekers towards the green economy sector;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 333 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point h a (new)
(ha) developing social infrastructure needed to support the access to labour market, social inclusion and active health ageing;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 334 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point i
(i) job-search assistance to jobseekers; and income support to workers who lost their job as consequence of the transition.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 336 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point i
(i) job-search assistance and skilling to jobseekers;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 398 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall prepare, together with the relevant authorities of the territories concerned on both national and regional level, one or more territorial just transition plans covering one or more affected territories corresponding to level 3 of the common classification of territorial units for statistics (‘NUTS level 3 regions’) as established by Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council as amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 868/201417 or parts thereof, in accordance with the template set out in Annex II. Those territories shall be those most negatively affected based on the economic and social impacts resulting from the transition, in particular with regard to expected job losses in fossil fuel production and use and the transformation needs of the production processes of industrial facilities with the highest greenhouse gas intensity. Relevant authorities and stakeholders should be actively involved in all phases of the process: preparatory, selection and implementation. __________________ 17 Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) (OJ L 154 21.6.2003, p. 1).
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 408 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) a description of the transition process at national and regional level towards the achievement of the EU 2030 climate targets, as set up in the European climate law, and of a climate- neutral economy by 2050, including a timeline for key transition steps which are consistent with the latest version of the National Energy and Climate Plan (‘NECP’); and European Semester Report
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 412 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) a description of the transition process at national level towards a climate- neutral economy by 2050, including a timeline for key transition steps which are consistent with the latest version of the National Energy and Climate Plan (‘NECP’) and the Long Term Strategy;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 426 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) a description of the expected contribution of the JTF support to addressing the social, economic energy security, and environmental impacts of the transition to a climate- neutral economy; and preventing deepening of energy poverty
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 432 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – point f
(f) a description of the governance mechanisms consisting of the partnership arrangements, the monitoring and evaluation measures planned and the responsible bodies both on national and regional level;
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 445 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – point j
(j) synergies and complementarities with other Union programmes, funds and pillars of the Just Transition Mechanism to address identified development needs.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 448 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 3
3. The preparation and implementation of territorial just transition plans shall involve the relevant partners in accordance with Article [6] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR]. as well as representatives of industry, energy sector, social partners, national and regional authorities and relevant stakeholders
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 452 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1
Territorial just transition plans shall be consistent with the territorial strategies referred to in Article [23] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR], with the 2030 climate targets and carbon neutrality objective by 2050 referred in Article 2 of the European Climate Law, with relevant smart specialisation strategies, the NECPs and the European Pillar of Social Rights.
2020/05/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 20 #

2019/2804(RSP)

Draft motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas health systems need to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency, equitable access and sustainability of health services and long-term care, deliver seamless care across services and providers, and deliver improvements that matter to patients and their changing care needsand growing health and care needs, well-being and quality of life;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 22 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Recital C
C. whereas innovative digital solutions for health and care can boost health and quality of life of citizensprevention of diseases and promotion of healthy lifestyles, improve citizens’ quality of life and enable more efficient ways of organiszing and delivering health and care services;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 26 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Recital F
F. whereas patients’ expectations are rising, and there is a need for an empowerment of citizens regarding their health through user-centred services and more ways for people to interact with health services and health professionals;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 35 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Commission communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market which aims to promote health, prevent and control disease, help address pacitizents’ unmet needs, represent an opportunity to improve the sustainability of health systems and make it easier for citizens to have equal access to high quality care through the meaningful use of digital innovations;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 44 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 3
3. Is of the opinion that the digital transformation of health and care needs to be patient-centredsupport citizen-centred services as well as empowering citizens to play a more active role in disease prevention and promotion of health, as well in health and care services, answering the needs of citizen;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 52 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Stresses that the future of digital health will need to develop secure and effective anonymization and pseudonymization techniques enabling sensible data to be used in health research;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 57 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Stresses that a Commission proposal on sharing information and data governance is necessary to tackle the implications for national health systems;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 70 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 10
10. Calls on the Commission to continue promoting the cooperation of Member States’ health authorities to connect to the eHealth digital infrastructure in order to extend its use to also cover the interoperability of Member States’ electronic record systems by supporting the development and adoption of a European electronic health record exchange format, taking into account the Union’s multilingualism as well as user with disabilities;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 84 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 19
19. Calls on the Commission together with the Member States to proceed with the testing of specific applications for cross-border health data exchange for research and health policy to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in order to help health systems to meet current and future challenges;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 90 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 21
21. Believes that the development of a shared frameworkstandards to harmonise the collection of health data, storage and use in the EU could improve the quality of research and health services provided to citizens, also facilitation universal access;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 99 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 23
23. Considers that digital healthcare tools are well positioned tocould address challenges of accessibility to health information and health literacy, both essential for health promotion, better disease prevention and more effective disease management; considers that these tools, when built with the contribution of the appropriate health professionals and civil society users, allow for more accuracy and completeness of information enabling the promotion of healthy habits and prevention activities, as well as the support to decisions in health and patient adherence to treatments.
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 103 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 24
24. Stresses the importance of person- centred approaches to organising health and care, including by using digital solutions and tools which have a great potential in improving the quality, equity and sustainability of health services but also people’s health and well- being;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 109 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 25
25. Calls on the Commission to work with relevant actors, especially national health systems, to support more cooperation across borders and enlarge the deployment of digitally enabled care models;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 113 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 26
26. Calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure that health professionals improve the necessary competences and skills to collect, analyse and protect health data;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 115 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 27
27. Calls on the Commission to work with Member States and regions to develop networks to educate citizens in the use of digital healthcare, enabling universal and equitable access; considers that, in order to achieve that goal, there is a need to improve systems’ interoperability and users skills, with the highest possible protection of sensitive data with tools and mechanisms provided by the public health systems;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 117 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 27 a (new)
27a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure that all measures to improve citizens digital skills and access to and use of their health data take into consideration sensitive groups such as older citizens, info- excluded people and people with disabilities;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 50 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Underlines that all areas of the budget need to contribute to the overall goals of the European Green Deal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals; recalls in this context the importance of the introduction of a Just Transition Fund to address societal, socio-economic, technological and environmental impacts on workers, sectors and communities adversely affected by the transition from coal and carbon dependence, and; calls for solid financing of the fund with additional fresh financial resources rather than reducing other funded programs;
2020/02/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 53 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Underlines that all areas of the budget need to contribute to the overall goals of the European Green Deal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals; recalls in this context the importance of the introduction of a Just Transition Fund to address societal, socio-economic and environmental impacts on workers and communities adversely affected by the transition from coal and carbon dependence, and. Underlines the need to preserve a fair methodology on the allocation of fund in order to guarantee a geographical balance among the regions and territories; calls for solid financing of the fund;
2020/02/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 69 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Underlines that the latest plans of the Council on the overall spending is not satisfactory and demand an increase of budget in line with the ambitious political goals to manage the climate and digital transition; reiterates the need to reform the EU own resources system, aiming at mitigating the predominance of GNI contributions from member states; stresses the need for an ambitious draft budget, in particular for new programmes such as the Digital Europe Programme, which need to become operational as soon as possible in order to help make the EU more competitive;
2020/02/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 77 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Stresses the importance of the EU Space Program as a policy that enables the improvement of public services and growth which needs an adequate funding to meet the challenges ahead, particularly in the framework of the Green Deal;
2020/02/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 94 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Recalls the need to ensure funding for the European Space Programme as otherwise it would seriously undermine the existing flagship programmes, Galileo and Copernicus, and would make it difficult, to launch important new programmes, namely GovSatCom and Space Situational Awareness (SSA), limiting the European leadership in relevant sectors such as security, defence, civil and environmental protection.
2020/02/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 59 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Calls on the Commission to establish a task force involving all relevant Directorates-General to develop this strategy, including a comprehensive analysis of the carbon footprint and life cycle of storage technologies, as well as addressing regulatory barriers to disruptive research and innovation, taking into account at least the extraction and/or production of raw materials, the manufacturing process, transport and the recycling process, where applicable;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 69 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Notes that the energy transition towards a renewable-based system requires a well-developed electricitnergy grids and advanced storage technologies for both electrons and molecules, backup generation and demand management in order to secure a constant powersecure, affordable and sustainable energy supply;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 78 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Notes that the energy transition towards a renewable-based system requires a well-developed electricity grid and advanced storage technologies, such as microgrids, backup generation and demand management in order to secure a constant power supply;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 79 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Notes that the energy transition towards a climate neutral and renewable- based system requires a well-developed electricity grid and advanced storage technologies, backup generation and demand management in order to secure a constant power supply;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 100 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Underlines that the transition to a climate-neutral economy must not endanger security of supply; stresses that reliable powerenergy supply and the energy transition must go hand in hand;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 101 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Underlines that the transition to a climate-neutral economy must not endanger security of supply, energy access and affordability; stresses that reliable power supply and the energy transition must go hand in hand;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 102 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Underlines that the transition to a climate-neutral economy must not endanger security of supply; stresses that reliable power supply and thea just energy transition must go hand in hand;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 149 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Urgently calls for a revision of the TEN-E Regulation17 before the adoption of the next list of projects of common interest (PCI); calls for the criteria for granting PCI status to be aligned with the EU’s climate and sustainability goalsParis Agreement long-term temperature goal and the EU’s goal for climate neutrality in 2050 through a systematic climate- assessment of all candidate projects for the PCI-list; _________________ 17Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2013 on guidelines for trans- European energy infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1364/2006/EC and amending Regulations (EC) No 713/2009, (EC) No 714/2009 and (EC) No 715/2009 (OJ L 115, 25.4.2013, p. 39).
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 181 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Calls on the Commission to take into account the important role of storage in the energy transition when reviewing the State aid guidelines; calls on the Commission to make sure that the new guidelines take into account the efficiencynature of different storage technologies and their contribution to grid stability of different storage technologiesEU's goal for climate neutrality in 2050 and grid stability, so that inefficient and unsustainable funding is avoided;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 192 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 2
Power to gasx
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 205 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13 a. Recognizes the importance that the "green value" of hydrogen from renewable sources can be documented throughout the value chain, for example by issuing a green label in addition to the European guarantees of origin already established in Article 19 of the Renewable Energy Directive 2018/2001/EU, thereby enabling the creation of a European market for green hydrogen;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 216 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Notes that there are varying standards in the Member States as regards the blending of hydrogen with natural gas; calls, therefore, on the Commission to adopt a clear definition of green hydrogen and to develop minimum blending standards for hydrogen both for the gas grid and end uses;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 218 #

2019/2189(INI)

14 a. Notes that power to gas and thereby hydrogen can be developed into other types of gas, such as methanol and ammonia which can be used as fuel for the maritime and aviation sector, as well as heavy transport;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 220 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Calls on the Commission to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the cost of retrofitting gas infrastructure for the use of green hydrogensocio-economic analysis of rebuilding and using gas infrastructure instead of electricity infrastructure to transport and store renewable energy;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 238 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15 a. Calls on the Commission to conduct an analysis of the European Union's need for power to x based on the technologies presented in this report;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 250 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Is convinced that batteries will play a crucial role in ensuring a staflexible electricity supply; underlines that power to x will play a key role in the future of energy storage;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 258 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Is concerned that the EU has a very low battery manufacturing capacity; welcomes, therefore, the European Battery Alliance and the Strategic Action Plan on Batteries; calls for continuous support for them and for the implementation of the Strategic Action Plan on Batteries to be strengthened; stresses the importance to create ecosystems around the battery value chain in order to foster the competitiveness and sustainability of the industry; welcomes, in this respect, the Commission’s announcement that it will propose legislation on batteries in support of the Strategic Action Plan and the circular economy; calls, in this regard, for life cycle analysis of batteries;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 266 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Is concerned about the EU’s heavy dependence on imports of raw materials for battery production; highlights the role of sustainable sourcing of raw materials and potential of domestic raw material sources in EU; is convinced that enhanced recycling schemes for batteries could deliver a significant share of the raw materials required for battery production within the EU;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 275 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 b (new)
19 b. Calls on the Commission to propose eco-design requirements to enhance the recyclability by design;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 279 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Calls on the Commission to considerpropose a recycling target for lithium-ion batteries when revising the Batteries Directive;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 286 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 b (new)
20 b. Welcomes the Commission’s efforts to create standards for European batteries;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 289 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 a (new)
20 a. Highlights the need to support research, knowhow and skills in order to foster the battery production in EU;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 290 #

2019/2189(INI)

20 c. Acknowledges the potential of the global battery passport in developing a sustainable battery value chain including human rights and environmental impact; considers mineral certification as an important tool to ensure sustainable battery value chains;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 293 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Notes that pumped storage plays a crucial role in energy storage for those Member States in which the technology is achievable; is concerned that the EU is not exploiting the full potential of this carbon- neutral and highly efficient way of storing energy;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 314 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Considers district heating to be a very efficient tool for energy stoand thermal storage to be an optimal tool to provide the necessary flexibility to integragte and residential heating in densely populated areas greater share of renewable energy; calls on the Commission and the Member States to support and develop district heating networks;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 325 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25 a. Calls on the Commission to consider the role of thermal storage and heating infrastructure to bring flexibility to the energy system in the forthcoming 'Smart Sector Integration Strategy';
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 350 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 a (new)
26 a. Recalls that tax incentives to battery storage technologies could strengthen the active role of consumers while enhancing the network’s flexibility;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 353 #

2019/2189(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 b (new)
26 b. Notes that battery storage could assist in ensuring universal access to energy and contribute to reduce energy poverty;
2020/05/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 51 #

2019/2156(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Urges the EU to discuss deforestation issues in bilateral and regional dialogues with partner countries in order to encourage them to include forests in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, to work on internationally binding forest protection schemes and to coordinate with international initiatives;
2020/05/15
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 6 #

2019/0226M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 – indent 2
– promoting a sustainable blue economy by supporting small-scale local fisheries and strengthening the position of women and young people, who play an important part in marketing and processing;
2020/02/27
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 15 #

2019/0226M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Calls for transparency regarding the use of EU sectoral funding in order to allow for better monitoring and improved linkages with other EU and donor activities financed in the fisheries sector, with a view, essentially, to preventing duplication and ensuring public awareness of the financing options for projects.
2020/02/27
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 3 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Stresses the need to ensure that fishing activities are carried out in a sustainable manner in Guinea-Bissau waters by introducing effective controls that should be continuously promoted and monitored, with the support of a joint committee.
2019/11/18
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 9 #

2019/0090M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Advocates the development of infrastructures, including a deep-water port, for the in situ landing and exploitation of fishery products to ensure that the agreement produces tangible results for local and artisanal fisheries; takes the view that priority should be given to introducing a certification centre tasked with enforcing additional conditions in Guinea-Bissau so that more value can be gained from its fish; in these specific areas, the EU can play a prominent role by providing technical assistance and support for the measures taken by Guinea-Bissau.
2019/11/18
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 7 #

2019/0078M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 – indent 1
- promoting a sustainable blue economy by supporting small-scale local fisheries, the modernisation of port infrastructure and the position of young people and women, who play an important part in marketing and processing;
2019/11/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 21 #

2019/0078M(NLE)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Recommends that this agreement be brought into line with other programmes, financed by other donors such as the World Bank, to prevent duplication and to ensure public awareness of the different financing sources for different projects.
2019/11/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 8 #

2018/2974(RSP)

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Highlights that European citizens already face direct impacts of climate change; underlines that according to the European Environment Agency, average annual losses caused by weather and climate-related extremes in the Union amounted to around €12.8 billion between 2010 and 2016, and that, if no further action is taken, climate damages in the EU could amount to at least €190 billion by 2080, equivalent to a net welfare loss of 1.8% of its current GDP; further notes that by the end of the century weather-related disasters could affect about two-thirds of the European population annually compared with 5% of the population between 1981-2010 whilst flooding alone could cost EU countries up to EUR 1 trillion per year in damages;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 65 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 7
7. Points that the EU GDP is expected to increase more under zero emissions scenarios than in scenarios with lower emission reductions, however this may be spread unevenly across the EU; considers that the price of non-action would be by far the costliest scenario and would not only result in massive GDP loss in Europe, but also further increase economic inequalities between Member States and regions as some are expected to be harder hit than others by the consequences of inaction;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 77 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 8
8. Welcomes the inclusion of two pathways aiming at reaching net zero GHG emissions by 2050, and the Commission’s support for these; considers this mid- century objective as the only one compatible with the Union's commitments under the Paris Agreement;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 100 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Recalls that by being the first major economy to go for climate neutrality, Europe’s businesses will be able to gain first-mover advantage on international markets to become the global leader in sustainable and resource- efficient production; emphasises that delayed or insufficient action to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 at the latest will result in ecologically, economically and socially unjustifiable costs and effectively hamper the future competitiveness of Europe’s industrial sector; insists that carbon leakage must be and can be avoided by intelligent policy frameworks;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 119 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 11
11. Believes that Europe's climate transition must be ecologically, economically and socially sustainable; emphasises that tailor-made and sufficiently funded strategies will need to be designed in close collaboration with local and regional public authorities, trade unions, educational institutions, civil society organisations and the private sector, to ensure that social fairness and equal opportunities are offered to all European citizens in this transition while avoiding disproportionate effects on people with low income;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 124 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 11 a (new)
11 a. Believes that young people have increasingly strong social and environmental awareness, which has the power to transform our societies towards a climate resilient future, and that youth education represents one of the most effective tools to combat climate change; stresses the need to actively involve younger generations in building international, intercultural and intergenerational relationships, which underpin cultural change that will support the global efforts for a more sustainable future;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 128 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 11 a (new)
11 a. Considers that social aspects should be fully streamlined throughout all EU climate policy and climate funding;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 129 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 11 b (new)
11 b. Recalls that approximately 50 to 125 million European citizens are currently suffering from energy poverty1a; reiterates its strong conviction that Europe must act swiftly and vigorously to eliminate energy poverty in European households; __________________ 1a http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/e tudes/STUD/2015/563472/IPOL_STU(201 5)563472_EN.pdf
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 130 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 11 c (new)
11 c. Emphasises that inclusion and participation of Europe’s citizens is vital for Europe to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 at the latest; encourages all levels of national, regional and local government to put in place concrete measures stimulating and facilitating the participation of citizens in the transition to the decarbonised society;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 135 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 12
12. Insists that carbon leakage must be and can be avoided by intelligent policy frameworks;deleted
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 195 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 18
18. Emphasises that emissions will have to be reduced close to zero in all Member States and sectors of the economy which should all contribute in the joint efforts to reduce emissions; therefore calls on the Commission to develop pathways to climate neutrality for all sectors; stresses the importance of the polluter pays principle in this regard;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 199 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 18 a (new)
18 a. Emphasises that the successful transition towards a net-zero emission economy requires an integrated approach and the right enabling environment to better stimulate and support zero- and low emission mobility; calls for additional measures to be put in place to enable access to zero- and low-emission vehicles to consumers in all Member States; stresses the need for more public and private investments in the roll-out of recharging and refuelling infrastructure, its integration into the energy systems, as well as the sustainable sourcing, production, supply, re-use and recycling of batteries in Europe, and reiterates the need for coherent action at EU, national, regional and local levels to achieve this;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 206 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 18 a (new)
18 a. Highlights the central role of renewable energy sources in the transition towards a net-zero GHG economy, as energy is currently responsible for 75% of Europe’s GHG emissions;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 220 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 19
19. Considers that technology developments and new, innovative solutions, energy efficiency and sustainable renewable energy in the transport and power sectors will be key; underlines in this respect the importance of technology- specific strategies, such as forelectric mobility, hydrogen or methane;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 225 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 19 a (new)
19 a. Emphasises that the ‘energy efficiency first’ principle entails large GHG emissions reductions possibilities and must be fully taken into account throughout the full energy chain, including energy generation, transmission, distribution and end-use;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 244 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 21
21. Stresses the need to implement the Energy Union and ensure further integration of the European Energy market in order to most effectively decarbonise the power sector and to facilitate investments where most renewable energy production can be effectuated, whilst reducing energy poverty and empowering consumers;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 267 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 22 b (new)
22 b. Notes that approximately 60% of the current global methane is emitted by sources such as agriculture, landfills and wastewater, and the production and pipeline transport of fossil fuels; recalls that methane is a potent GHG with a 100- year warming potential 28 times larger than CO21a and that methane emission reductions can play an important role in reducing ground-level ozone concentrations and their negative impacts on air quality and human health; welcomes the Commission’s intention to reduce methane emissions in concerned sectors, which could deliver further reductions of ozone concentrations in the EU, and to promote methane reductions internationally; __________________ 1a Van Dingenen, R., Crippa, M., Maenhout, G., Guizzardi, D., Dentener, F., Global trends of methane emissions and their impacts on ozone concentrations, EUR 29394 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2018, ISBN 978-92- 79-96550-0, doi:10.2760/820175, JRC113210
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 276 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 23 a (new)
23 a. Notes that the buildings sector currently accounts for 40% of Europe's energy consumption and 36% of the CO2 emissions1a; stresses that more efficient energy consumption in buildings constitutes a substantial potential for further reducing Europe’s GHG emissions; __________________ 1a https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/ener gy-efficiency/buildings
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 289 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 23 b (new)
23 b. Notes that increased energy efficiency in the heating and cooling sector can have positive impacts in terms of reducing GHG emissions as well as reducing prices and thereby energy poverty in European households;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 302 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 24
24. Supports active and sustainable forest management at national level, together with concrete means to incentivise the potential of the EU bioeconomy, given the large potential of forests to contribute to strengthening Europe's climate efforts (through sequestration, storage and substitution effects) and achieving the target of zero emissions by 2050 at the latest; recognising the need to halt the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystems services in the EU by 2020;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 325 #
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 329 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 26
26. Calls for rapid implementation of the EU ETS Innovation Fund and for the start of the first call for proposals in 2019 in order to boost investments in the demonstration of low-carbon industrial breakthrough technologies; calls for the inclusion in the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework of adequate financial means for supporting investments in the demonstration of low- carbon industrial breakthrough technologialigned with the objectives under the Paris Agreement and to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050 at the latest;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 335 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 27
27. Considers that in order for the Union to reach net-zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, substantial private investments need to be mobilised; believes that this requires long- term planning and regulatory stability and predictability for investors and that future EU-regulations need to take this into consideration, especially for the period up to, and post 2030; stresses therefore that the implementation of the Sustainable Finance Action Plan adopted in March 2018 should be prioritised;.
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 353 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 29
29. Stresses the importance of creating a just transition fund, especially for the regions most affected regions,by decarbonisation, combined with a general horizontal streamlining of social aspects into existing climate funding;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 356 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 29 a (new)
29 a. Underlines that climate mainstreaming must be fully integrated in research and innovation content and applied at all stages of the research cycle as one of the principles of EU funding;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 375 #

2018/2974(RSP)


Paragraph 32
32. Stresses the importance of green public procurement, of ecodesign, and reducing the carbon footprint of products while at the same time aligning them with the circular economy strategy; considers that options to levy products’ carbon content in Europe might be further explored;
2019/02/04
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Citation 1 a (new)
- having regard to the Commission communication of 30 April 2004 - e- Health - making healthcare better for European citizens: an action plan for a European e-Health Area (COM(2004)356 final),
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 2 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Citation 1 b (new)
- having regard to the Commission staff working document of 21 December 2007 - Action plan of the lead market initiative in the area of eHealth - Annex I to the communication - A lead market initiative for Europe {COM(2007) 860 final, SEC(2007) 1730},
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 3 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Citation 1 c (new)
- having regard to the Commission Recommendation of 2 July 2008 on cross- border interoperability of electronic health record systems (notified under document number C(2008) 3282)1a, _________________ 1a OJ L 190, 18.7.2008, p. 37–43
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 4 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Citation 1 d (new)
- having regard to the Commission communication of 4 November 2008 on telemedicine for the benefit of patients, healthcare systems and society (COM(2008)689 final),
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 5 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Citation 2 a (new)
- having regard to the Commission communication of 6 December 2012 - eHealth Action Plan 2012-2020 - Innovative healthcare for the 21st century (COM(2012)0736 final),
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 9 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Recital B
B. whereas health systems need to maximise the effectiveness and efficienciciency, equitable access and sustainability of health services and long-term care, deliver seamless care across services and providers, and deliver improvements that matter to patients and their changing care needs;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 14 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Recital C
C. whereas innovative digital solutions for health and care can boost prevention of diseases and promotion of healthy and quality of lifestyles of citizens, and enable more efficient ways of organising and delivering health and care services;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 24 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Recital F
F. whereas patients’ expectations are rising, and there is a need for an empowerment of citizens regarding their health through user-centred services and more ways for people to interact with health services and health professionals;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 30 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Recital G a (new)
G a. whereas several eHealth pilot projects are already being tested in various Member States;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 31 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Recital G b (new)
G b. whereas the recent General Data Protection Regulation has ensured the patients’ rights to access their health data and their privacy protection without entering into data property questions or new rights for patients, but instead it lies with the public health systems as guarantors of the common interest;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 33 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Commission communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market which aims to promote health, prevent and control disease, help address patients’ unmet needs, represent an opportunity to improve the sustainability of health systems and make it easier for citizens to have equal access to high quality care through the meaningful use of digital innovations;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 38 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 3
3. Is of the opinion that the digital transformation of health and care needs to besupport patient-centred services as well as empowering citizens to play a more active role in the cycle of disease prevention and health and care services;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 43 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Subheading 1 a (new)
Data governance and protection of citizens’ sensitive information
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 46 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Stresses that the future of digital health will need to develop secure and effective anonymization and pseudo- anonymization techniques enabling sensible data to be used in health research without compromising the privacy of patients; draws attention to the importance of pseudo-anonymization techniques allowing the re-identification of the data donor in case of risk for their health;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 48 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. Considers that the sensitive nature of health data requires a special protection of the patients’ privacy, which needs specific measures to protect them not only from cyberattacks but also from inadequate uses by the possible users;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 49 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 4 c (new)
4 c. Acknowledges that the exploitation of the data generated by health and care sectors come with a significant economic interest and the data governance must have clear responsibility schemes and therefore, this new paradigm requires new public-private relationships to guarantee it;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 50 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 4 d (new)
4 d. Believes that the public health systems are the best-placed authorities to manage and/or supervise the collection, anonymization and pseudo- anonymization, custody and exploitation of health data while protecting the patients’ privacy as well as the efficiency, equitable access and sustainability of the whole health and care sector;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 54 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Stresses that a Commission proposal on sharing information and data governance is necessary to tackle the implications for national health systems;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 63 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 8
8. Calls on the Commission to continue promoting the cooperation of Member States’ health authorities to connect to the eHealth digital infrastructure in order to extend its use to also cover the interoperability of Member States’ electronic record systems by supporting the development and adoption of a European electronic health record exchange format, taking into account the Union’s multilingualism and special needs' users;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 77 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 14 a (new)
14 a. Considers that the move towards digitalisation would be an opportunity to re-examine public-private partnerships in terms of responsibility and equitable use of research results;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 81 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 16
16. Calls on the Commission to proceed together with the Member States with the testing of specific applications for cross-border health data exchange for research and health policy to improve treatment, diagnosis and prevention of diseases in order to help health systems to meet current and future challenges;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 82 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 16 a (new)
16 a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to support the use of real- world data in combination with medical data by public health and care providers leading to favourable health outcomes;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 85 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 18
18. Believes that the development of a shared frameworkstandards to harmonise the collection of health data, storage and use in the EU could improve the quality of research and health services provided to citizens, also facilitation universal access;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 96 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 21
21. Stresses the importance of person- centred approaches to organising health and care, including by using digital solutions and tools which have a great potential in improving the quality, equity and sustainability of health services but also people’s health and well- being;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 100 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 22
22. Calls on the Commission to work with relevant actors, especially national health systems, to support more cooperation across borders and enlarge the deployment of digitally enabled care models;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 103 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 23
23. Calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure that health professionals improve the necessary competences and skills to collect, analyse and protect health data;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 105 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 24
24. Calls on the Commission to work with Member States and regions to develop networks to educate citizens in the use of digital healthcare, enabling universal and equitable access; considers that, in order to achieve that goal, there is a need to improve systems’ interoperability and users skills, with the highest possible protection of sensitive data with tools and mechanisms provided by the public health systems;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 107 #

2018/2776(RSP)


Paragraph 24 a (new)
24 a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure that all measures to improve citizens digital skills and access to and use of their health data take into consideration sensible groups such as elder citizens and people with disabilities;
2018/10/17
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 15 #

2018/2764(RSP)


Recital D
D. whereas green infrastructure, provides ecosystem services that are crucial to our wellbeing production of urban food, water circulation and retention, the regulation of temperature, the prevention of extreme weather phenomena, the support of biodiversity, including pollinators, improving nutrient cycles and aesthetic, exercise and wellbeing benefits for its inhabitants;(Does not affect the English version.)
2018/11/26
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 29 #

2018/2764(RSP)


Recital G
G. whereas a planted soil and the use of permeable pavements wherever possible – in spaces such as car parks, public parks, pedestrian paths or squares for instance – will help with water retention and combat urban runoffs betterinfiltration and be more likely to improve urban drainage than asphalt and concrete;
2018/11/26
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 35 #

2018/2764(RSP)


Recital H
H. whereas well designed, green infrastructure can act as one of the biggest chances to increase the quantity of ecological corridors, and in this way protect theand foster biodiversity;
2018/11/26
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 42 #

2018/2764(RSP)


Recital K
K. whereas green infrastructure offers an access to nature for those who would not otherwise be able to enjoy it or who might otherwise find it more difficult to engage with the nature, such as children and the ageing population, with the proven benefits in terms of physical and mental health that this entails;
2018/11/26
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 49 #

2018/2764(RSP)


Recital N
N. whereas greener neighbourhoods have shown to increase the economic value of properties as they make areas more desirable amongst prospective buyers, thereby attracting more investment and more companies and creating more jobs;
2018/11/26
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 59 #

2018/2764(RSP)


Recital Q a (new)
Qa. whereas 2020 is the deadline for achieving the first climate action targets set by European cities as part of the commitments enshrined in the New Covenant of Mayors, and whereas this will therefore be a year for assessing and taking stock of progress in which cities can benefit from sharing experiences of success and failure;
2018/11/26
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 72 #

2018/2764(RSP)


Paragraph 5 – point c
c. encouragestablish the conditions enabling citizens to act and improve their own neighbourhoods;
2018/11/26
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 94 #

2018/2764(RSP)


Paragraph 7
7. Urges the Commission to continue supporting ambitious measures ofn energy efficiency and resource efficiencys, in particular water resources, by securing adequate funding for that contribute to sustainable urban development and making cities more resilient, underpinned by green infrastructures of excellence, such as innovation partnerships and joint procurement schemes between European cities; at the same time, encourages municipalities to support citizen-led green initiatives to the greatest extent possible, for example urban gardeningdirect- intervention projects for ecological improvement and green ing projectfrastructure in cities.
2018/11/26
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 6 #

2018/2589(RSP)


Paragraph 2
2. Considers that the primary aim of the Commission should be to avoid that hazardous chemicals enter the material cycle, and to ensure better implementation of current legislation, while addressing those regulatory gaps, including in particular with respect to imported articles, that could act as barriers to a sustainable EU circular economy;
2018/05/02
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 21 #

2018/2589(RSP)


Paragraph 5
5. Calls on the Commission and the Member States, in close conjunction with ECHA, to step up their regulatory activities to promote substitution of substances of very high concern and to restrict substances that pose unacceptable risks to human health or the environment in the context of REACH and specific sectorial or product legislation, so that recycled waste can be used as a major, reliable source of raw material within the Union;
2018/05/02
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 31 #

2018/2589(RSP)


Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Underlines that it is of utmost importance that transparency on the presence of substances of concern in consumer products is improved in order to establish public trust in the safety of secondary raw materials; points out that improved transparency would further reinforce incentives to phase-out the use of substances of concern;
2018/05/02
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 41 #

2018/2589(RSP)


Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Calls on the Member States and the Commission in this context, in conjunction with ECHA, to increase their efforts to ensure that, by 2020, all relevant substances of very high concern, including substances that meet the equivalent level of concern criterion, such as endocrine disruptors and sensitizers, are placed on the REACH candidate list, as laid down in the 7th Environmental Action Programme;
2018/05/02
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 56 #

2018/2589(RSP)


Paragraph 17
17. Points out that Union rules should ensure that materials recycling does not perpetuate use of hazardous substances; notes with concern that legislation preventing the presence of chemicals in products, including imports, is scattered, neither systematic nor consistent and applies only to very few substances, products and uses, often with many exemptions; regrets the lack of progress on developing a Union strategy for a non- toxic environment with the aim to, among others, reduce exposure to substances of concern in products;
2018/05/02
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 77 #

2018/2589(RSP)


Paragraph 27
27. Believes that the rules for classifying waste as hazardous or non- hazardous should be fully aligned with those for the classification of substances and mixtures under CLP; emphasises the need to further develop the classification framework for waste and chemicals to include hazard endpoints of high concern, such as high persistence, endocrine disruption, bioaccumulation, or neurotoxicity;
2018/05/02
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 2 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 4 a (new)
- having regard to the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions of 22 November 2016 entitled ‘Next steps for a sustainable European future – European action for sustainability’;1a _________________ 1ahttps://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/?uri=COM%3A2016%3 A739%3AFIN
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 7 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 4 b (new)
- having regard to the Reflection Paper of the Commission of 30 January 2019 entitled ‘Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030’;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 9 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 19 g (new)
- having regard to the Third African Union-European Union-United Nations Trilateral Meeting, New York, 23 September 2018, Joint Communiqué, 1a _________________ 1ahttp://europa.eu/rapid/press- release_STATEMENT-18-5882_en.htm
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 10 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 4 f (new)
- having regard to the High-Level Multi-stakeholder Platform on the UN sustainable development goals and to its joint contribution of 11 October 2018, which recommends that the EU develops and implements an overarching visionary and transformative Sustainable Europe 2030 strategy, guiding all EU policies and programmes, including both interim and long-term targets and lay out Europe's vision for a sustainable Europe beyond the 2030 Agenda;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 12 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 19 c (new)
- having regard to the 2018 Global Compact for Migration and Global Compact for Refugees;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 17 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 a (new)
- having regard to the European Council conclusions of 18 October 2018 (EUCO13/18), stating that the EU and its Member States are fully committed to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its implementation, and in which the European Council welcomed the intention of the Commission to publish its Reflection Paper in 2018, calling for it to pave the way for a comprehensive implementation strategy in 2019;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 22 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 19 a (new)
- having regard to the DEVE and ENVI Memorandum - Members of the European Parliament united to accelerate progress to health-related Sustainable Development Goals – leaving no one behind, signed on 20th November 2018;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 25 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 19 b (new)
- having regard to the 2015 adopted Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 26 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 19 d (new)
- having regard to the joint EU-UN statements and communiques supporting the realisation of the SDGs and strengthened collaboration with the UN;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 27 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 19 e (new)
- having regard to the Joint Communiqué between the European Union and the United Nations: A renewed partnership in development, New York, 27 September 20181a _________________ 1ahttp://europa.eu/rapid/press- release_STATEMENT-18-5927_en.htm
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 28 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 19 f (new)
- having regard to the Joint EU - UN Press Statement of 23September 20181a _________________ 1ahttp://europa.eu/rapid/press- release_STATEMENT-18-5870_en.htm
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 35 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the 2030 Agenda, with its indivisible sustainable development goals, has the potential to be transformative and sets out universal, ambitious, comprehensive, indivisible and interlinked goals, aimed at eradicating poverty, fighting discrimination and promotsharing prosperity, ensuring economic, social and territorial cohesion, promoting environmental responsibility, social inclusion and respect for human rights, and strengthening peace and security; whereas these goals require immediate action with a view to full and effective implementation; whereas the 2030 Agenda can unify stakeholders to leverage the full potential of the multilateral system and to more effectively support the countries and people they serve;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 36 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs represent an ambitious vision of the healthier, more prosperous, inclusive and resilient world, it is based on the Union’s core values of democracy and participation, social justice, solidarity and sustainability, respect for the rule of law and human rights, both within Europe and around the globe, and striving to achieve the SDGs therefore naturally follows the European Union’s plans to create a better, healthier and more sustainable future for Europe;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 43 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas many of ththe interconnected and indivisible SDGs and the 169 targets encompassed in the 2030 Agenda directly concern the powers and responsibilities of the Union in addition to national, regional and local authorities and their implementation therefore requires a true multi-level governance approach, with active and broad-based public, civil society and private sector engagement;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 68 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas the United Nations High- Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will meet at summit level, under the auspices of the UN General Assembly in September 2019, to take stock of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda as a whole, and at ministerial levelreviewing progress on all SDGs in a comprehensive manner, and at ministerial level (high level political forum) in July 2019 to review progress on SDGs 4 (quality education), 8 (decent work and economic growth), 10 (reduced inequalities), 13 (climate action), 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and 17 (partnerships for the goals);
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 71 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G a (new)
G a. whereas the UNGA Summit on SDGs provides an opportunity for the EU and its Member States to highlight their progress in advancing the 2030 Agenda and SDGs in a comprehensive manner;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 75 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H a (new)
H a. whereas the European Commission Staff Document on Combatting HIV/ AIDS, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis from July 2018 highlights the gaps and limitations in surveillance data for viral hepatitis which make it difficult to assess the distance that EU Member States need to cover to reach the UN SDG target;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 81 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H b (new)
H b. whereas voluntary national reviews are at present not necessarily consistent and connected with Member States’ national reform programmes within the European Semester process;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 94 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Highlights that the aim of the 2030 Agenda is to achieve greater well-being for all, leaving no-one behind, and that the three pillars of sustainable development, (social, environmental and economic development) as well as its governance dimension, are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); underlines the fact that sustainable development is a fundamental objective of the Union, as laid down in Article 3(3) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and should play a central role in the debate on and the narrative for the future of Europe in particular as the implementation of the SDGs should lead to a paradigm shift and become the EU's over-arching long-term economic model to succeed the current Europe 2020 Strategy;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 103 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Stresses that the Union should renew its commitment to being a global frontrunner in implementing the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, together with its Member States and their local and regional authorities, in line with the principle of subsidiarity and in close cooperation with its international partners; recalls that the EU political engagement should be reflected in the MFF 2021- 2027; underlines that the 2030 Agenda must further catalyse a joined-up approach between the EU’s internal and external action and its other policies and coherence across Union financing instruments for a global response and commitment towards sustainable growth and development;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 121 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. Recognises that health gains must be protected and progress accelerated to reach the SDGs, states that while the world has made remarkable progress on several fronts in health many challenges remain - among them is addressing disparities between people’s health in stable countries and the health of people living in fragile and vulnerable settings and health disparities within countries;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 122 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Recognises that the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development has reinforced global health as a political priority; states that healthy populations are critical to sustainable development – to ending poverty, promoting peaceful and inclusive societies and protecting the environment, insists that health is also an outcome and indicator of progress that reflects the success of many goals and the 2030 agenda as a whole;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 129 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Calls on the Commission to identify clearly existing gaps in all relevant policies in order to assess what needs to be done by 2030 in terms of EU policies, legislation, statistics and disaggregated data collection, governance and implementation and to submit a full report on those gaps without further delay sos as to present a comprehensive strategy before the end of 2019;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 135 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Commission to propose an all-encompassing EU 2030 strategy for the implementation of the SDGs, which should integrate these goals within the EU’s policies and governance, in order to reinforce the Union’s ability to fulfil its engagements with regard to the 2030 Agenda and strengthen its collaboration with the UN;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 138 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. As a key foundation for building a sustainable Europe, calls on the Commission to lead the development of a sustainable food production and consumption model that protects and removes pressure of food systems on health and the environment and brings economic benefits to farmers, companies and citizens;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 139 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6 b. Calls on the Commission to work, in collaboration with key stakeholders at all levels, towards ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages, in particular with a view to making health care more accessible, affordable, effective, and sustainable, addressing risk factors of non-communicable diseases in a more holistic way, exchanging best practices, and strengthening the capacity to prevent and manage global health threats such as antimicrobial resistance;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 140 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 c (new)
6 c. Calls upon the Commission to align programmatic, financing and operational policies, approaches and methodologies where it can enhance efficiency and effectiveness, with UN and its partners, to improve effectiveness on a number of common priorities—such as gender equality and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, climate change and environment, addressing inequalities and poverty;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 144 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 d (new)
6 d. Calls upon the Commission to enhance accountability for delivering collective results for people internally and externally through its MFF;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 149 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Reiterates its request for such a strategy and underlines the need to clearly set out common indicators and, benchmarks and targets, an analysis of the distance to targets and goals, and required action and means of implementation; stresses that the EU’s 2030 strategy should also outline when and how the Commission and the co- legislator will undertake sustainability impact assessments to reorient existing policies and for new legislative proposals, reviews or recasting of Union legislation;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 150 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Calls on the Commission to present a reform proposal for the existing European Semester process, which is not as such adapted to be a “European process for SDG policy coordination”, as indicated in the Commission’s reflection paper on Sustainable Europe by 2030 in scenario 1; considers that such a reform should ensure that a European SDG policy coordination does not lead to a parallel policy process to the European Semester, but consist of an integrated and coherent approach based on a new Sustainable Development Pact;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 168 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Calls on the EU Member States to provide data for the effective monitoring of viral hepatitis in line with the indicators established by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and calls on the European Commission to closely monitor this process in line with its commitment made in its Communication "Next steps for a sustainable Europe" from November 2016.
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 173 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 b (new)
9 b. Calls on the Commission to align the MFF 2021-27 with the SDGs implementation and use SDG targets to access progress made by the MFF;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 177 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 b (new)
11 b. Reiterates the position of the European Parliament on the future Multi- Annual Financial Framework, which calls for a compulsory and legally binding mid-term revision, following a review of the functioning of the MFF, and taking into account an assessment of the progress made towards the climate target, the mainstreaming of the Sustainable Development Goals and gender equality;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 185 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Stresses the need for the EU institutions to show leadership and adapt their own governance to allow the mainstreaming of SDGs within their work; calls on the European Commission to coordinate SDGs at the highest level with a dedicated project team attached to the president office and working with all Commissioners and DGs trained contact points on SDGs; reference should be made in the State of the Union address to the state of play on SDGs implementation; insists that likewise, the European Parliament should ensure that SDGs are coherently mainstreamed across committees;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 187 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Welcomes the establishment of a working party on the 2030 Agenda under the General Affairs Council; calls for the establishment of SDG coordination and cooperation mechanisms between Parliament, the Council and the Commission, andwhich should be clearly framed and determined within an Inter- Institutional Agreement for a Sustainable Europe by 2030, as coherent political processes between the three institutions will be critical for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda; calls for the involvement of all three institutions in a future multi- stakeholder platform on sustainable development;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 191 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 c (new)
11 c. Is of the view that policy coherence for sustainable development means that all relevant policies, and all financial and non-financial instruments at European level must in future be designed, implemented and monitored along UN SDG goal achievements, and that the European Commission should, therefore, rapidly develop the necessary policy capacities at all levels;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 193 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11 a. Believes that, in line with UN SDG 17 on Partnerships, the role of the existing Multi-Stakeholder Platform on the UN sustainable development goals should be upgraded and brought into a formal and inter-institutional consultation framework;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 195 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Welcomes the Commission’s commitment to mainstream SDGs into its Better Regulation Agenda and underlines the potential for using the Better Regulation tools strategically in order to evaluate EU policy coherence with regard to the 2030 Agenda; calls on the Commission to establish an SDG check of all new policies and legislation and to ensure full policy coherence in the implementation of the SDGs, while promoting synergies, gaining co-benefits and avoiding trade-offs, both at Union and Member State level; this would in particular require adapting the European Semester by integrating it into a multi- annual sustainable Europe coordination cycle encompassing all dimensions of the SDGs;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 215 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Emphasises the role of regular and adequate ex-ante impact assessments as well as ex-post evaluations; recalls the Treaty obligation to take into account the objectives of development cooperation in all policies likely to affect developing countries;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 223 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 4
Voluntary National Reviews and EU reporting for the UNGA HLPF 2019
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 233 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Welcomes the upcoming in-depth review of SDGs 4 (quality education), 8 (decent work and economic growth), 10 (reduced inequalities), 13 (climate action), 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and 17 (partnerships for the goals) and the future in depth reviews of SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 2: Zero Hunger, SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure; SDG 1, Sustainable Cities and Communities; SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG 14: Life Below Water, SDG 15: Life on Land and expects the Union to contribute to the review in full;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 235 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17 a. Welcomes the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) meeting at summit level, under the auspices of the UN General Assembly in September 2019 and thereafter at future summits, to take stock of the implementation of all the SDGs within the 2030 Agenda as a whole and expects the Union to play a leading role in the summit;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 3 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Emphasises that social as well as climate and environmental policy should play a full role in the European Semester process in addition to the economic dimensions; calls for the inclusion of indicators oriented towards measuring sustainability and well-being;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 5 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1 b. Calls on the Commission to include the objective to achieve a climate neutral economy in the European Semester; recalls Europe’s commitment to achieving a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through a socially fair transition in a cost-efficient manner;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 6 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 c (new)
1 c. Highlights that the decarbonisation of the EU’s economy will stimulate significant additional investment; recalls that today around 2% of the EU’s GDP is invested in our energy system and related infrastructure; notes that this would have to increase to 2.8% in order to achieve a net-zero greenhouse gas economy, which requires considerable additional investments compared to the baseline;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 7 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 d (new)
1 d. Recalls the need to align the EU’s financing commitments with the Paris climate goals, including assessing that investments support or are compatible with climate objectives, ramping up climate finance, and mainstreaming climate reporting on financial flows;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 8 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 e (new)
1 e. Underlines the need to integrate the climate and energy goals set by Member States under the framework of the Energy Union Governance regulation into the European Semester;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 12 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Considers it important to use the European Semester to accelerate the transition towards a circular, net-zero emission, energy efficient and renewable- energy based economy, contributing to sustainable development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 13 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Considers the European Semester an essential tool without which the EU biodiversity targets, and the relative socio- economic benefits, will not be reached;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 17 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Welcomes the European Semester recognition that Member States should pay particular attention to the adaptability of the workforce, to ensure they have the right skills that match technological progress; stresses in this context the need to adopt a just transition approach, ensuring inclusion and participation of all those affected, and supporting the workforce and the creation of decent work and quality jobs;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 21 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Stresses that effective investment in healthcare, including health research and disease prevention, is essential for providing citizens with equal access to high quality healthcare services; Underlines the importance of the sustainability of the healthcare sector;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 23 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Calls on the Commission to give a territorial dimension to the European semester at both analytic and operational level; considers, furthermore, that in order to ensure the effective management of structural policies, regional and local authorities must be involved in drawing up and taking decisions on these policies through a top-down mixed planning process and vice versa;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 24 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Calls for a structured involvement of civil society and environmental organisations within the European Semester process, and for greater involvement of environment ministers within the European Semester process at Council level.
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 26 #

2018/2119(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6 b. Stresses the need to strengthen the European common response capacity to disasters such as drought in southern European countries, catastrophic floods, forest fires and earthquakes; stresses the need to encourage greater cooperation on the advanced planning of European disaster-response operations by, among other measures, mapping Member States’ assets, drawing up contingency plans and improving risk-management planning.;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 9 #

2018/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Notes that the Joint Statement and the Common Approach are of a legally non-binding character;
2018/11/22
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 11 #

2018/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Regrets that the Parliament was not fully involved in the procedure to select the new seat of EMA and; Points out that the proceduress followed for the srelecocation of the new location for EMA is not used anymore in this formEMA, which was specific to the situation and did not constitute a precedent, must not be used in the future;
2018/11/22
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 18 #

2018/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Expects the prerogatives of Parliament as co-legislator to be fully respected in future decisions on the location or relocation of agencies; considers that Parliament should be systematically involved from the initial stages of the future processes, and on equal terms with the Council and the Commission;
2018/11/22
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 21 #

2018/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Underlines the value of enhanced exchange of information from the initial stages of future processes for the location of agencies. Such early exchange of information would make it easier for the three Institutions to exercise their rights and prerogatives;
2018/11/22
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 22 #

2018/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls on the Commission to provide, by April 2019, an in-depth analysis of the implementation of the Joint Statement and Common Approach as regards the location of the decentralised Agencies in order to launch a revision; In the case that the in-depth analysis identifies shortcomings, calls on the Council to engage, together with the Parliament and the Commission, in a revision of the Joint Statement and Common Approach in a timely manner;
2018/11/22
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 26 #

2018/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Stresses that in case of budgetary decisions regarding decentralised agencies the specificity and workload of the agency has to be taken into account and that possible budgetary cuts cannot be taken on a one size fits all-basis; considers that, in this context, priority should be given to the needs of agencies that are undergoing potentially business-disrupting events and processes such as relocation; furthermore stresses the need to take into account the new climate and sustainability priorities within the next MFF and the tasks attributed to particular agencies for the implementation of the MFF.
2018/11/22
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 27 #

2018/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Stresses that in case of budgetary and staffing decisions regarding decentralised agencies the specificity and workload of the agency has to be taken into account and that possible budgetary and personnel cuts cannot be taken on a one size fits all-basis; furthermore stresses the need to take into account the new climate and sustainability priorities within the next MFF and the tasks attributed to particular agencies for the implementation of the MFF.
2018/11/22
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 30 #

2018/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Notes that the principles of desirability of geographical spread of agencies' seats and of prioritising new Member States as hosts, as stated in the Joint Statement, were not respected in the case of new seats for EMA and EBA;
2018/11/22
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 31 #

2018/2114(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. Points out that the Joint Statement advises that, when the legislative authority decides to assign additional tasks to agencies as compared to the initial Commission proposal, the repriorisation of their activities should always be considered as an alternative to granting additional resources 1a; believes that the repriorisation of activities in the remit of the European Medicines Agency should be avoided as much as possible due to the fact that its core mission is safeguarding public health in the EU; __________________ 1a Joint Statement of the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission on decentralised agencies, art. 43
2018/11/22
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 4 #

2018/2090(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Highlights the vital role of education, training and re-training that is available for all as the best investment in the EU’s future; strongly believes that digital transformation has a great impact on education systems; stresses that digital competencies are of growing importance for every individual and underlines that in the future, nearly all jobs will require digital skills;
2018/09/06
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 30 #

2018/2090(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Underlines that sufficient infrastructure offering high-quality and accessible connectivity for all citizens is of great importance; highlights the need to close the digital divide by creating an investment- friendly environment and fostering digital infrastructure such as high-capacity broadband networks;
2018/09/06
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 34 #

2018/2090(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Stresses the vital role of high- capacity broadband networks, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence as the backbone of future education and training schemes; underlines the importance of introducing coding classes in all schools, universities and colleges and encouraging schools to participate in the EU Code Week; emphasises the need for access to classes for vulnerable people and those who may not have access to these schemes through education systems;
2018/09/06
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 56 #

2018/2090(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Highlights the gap in access to education and digital skills for the most vulnerable in society; emphasises that equal access and the opportunity to learn digital skills for women and girls should be incorporated and encouraged.
2018/09/06
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 8 #

2018/2089(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas human error is estimated to play a decisive role in the majority of road accidents, and hence driverless vehicles are expected to improve road safety; whereas a safe development of autonomous driving is a prerequisite for accepting this technology in our society; whereas driverless vehicles could bring mobility to those who are unable to drive, encourage car-sharing schemes and optimise the use of infrastructure by relieving traffic congestion, increase fuel efficiency and facilitate alternative energy sources since autonomous vehicles will not need proximate urban parking and thereby contribute to meeting climate targets;
2018/09/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 15 #

2018/2089(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B a (new)
B a. whereas other countries and regions are progressing quickly in the development of autonomous driving and are already adopting strategies for automated vehicles and attracting investment in this field; whereas the economic impact of automated mobility in the EU will be strongly dependent on the ability of European industry to keep pace with international competitors;
2018/09/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 25 #

2018/2089(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C a (new)
C a. whereas automated and connected vehicles will have a major societal impact in many different areas and already today, the development of connected and automated mobility poses questions about socio-economic impacts and structural change that need to be addressed;
2018/09/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 34 #

2018/2089(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Stresses that to contribute to the fulfilment of our transport policy goals, autonomous driving should be implemented in a way that significantly contributes to a sustainable transport system that takes into account the environment, climate, road safety, noise and good accessibility for all;
2018/09/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 39 #

2018/2089(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1 b. Highlights that Europe accounts for 23% of global motor vehicle production and that our vision must be for Europe to be a world leader for fully autonomous safe mobility; supports the Commission in its view that for Europe to remain competitive and foster employment, it will be essential that the key technologies, services and infrastructure are developed and produced in Europe and that the necessary regulatory framework is in place; calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure and facilitate the necessary investments needed, in particular for SMEs, to develop the relevant technologies, to create the necessary infrastructure support and to ensure social acceptance for automated mobility;
2018/09/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 52 #

2018/2089(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Calls on the European Commission and Member States to enlarge their policies on autonomous driving to include also collective transport as well as to enlarge their views to all modes of transport;
2018/09/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 55 #

2018/2089(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2 b. Considers that in order to deploy successfully and massively automated vehicles on the roads in the EU, it is also necessary to encompass it with deployment of very High Capacity telecommunication Networks as well as an efficient use of the European GALILEO satellite technology and applications;
2018/09/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 57 #

2018/2089(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 c (new)
2 c. Recalls that the European Parliament in its Resolution of 13 March 2018 on a European Strategy on Cooperative Intelligence Transport Systems urged the Commission to issue a legislative proposal on access to in-vehicle data and resources by the end of the year; calls on the Commission to ensure a level playing field on access to in-vehicle data and resources, protecting consumer rights and promoting innovation and fair competition;
2018/09/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 64 #

2018/2089(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Stresses that autonomous driving will represent a major paradigm-shift that will significantly alter current models of mobility and ownership of vehicles; considers that, if well framed, autonomous driving can represent a major improvement in vehicle-use efficiency, as well as significantly contribute to reduce congestion and consequently reduce CO2 emissions and other pollutants;
2018/09/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 66 #

2018/2089(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. Calls on all relevant actors, Member States and authorities to show collaborative leadership and coordinate and cooperate in order to promote innovation, safeguard investments in automated mobility infrastructure and facilitate cross-border testing;
2018/09/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 70 #

2018/2089(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Stresses that the deployment of connected and automated mobility technologies in commercial road traffic has structural effects on the labour market, in particular in the transport sector; calls on the Commission and Member States to actively facilitate a dialogue with and between stakeholders, including the social partners, on how to manage and mitigate this structural change. It is essential to ensure a just transition for potential workers whose jobs may change or disappear due to automation, offering them every opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to master new technology as well as to support them during labour market transitions.
2018/09/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 75 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas the current political momentum should be used to shift to a circular plastics economy, that in line with the waste hierarchy, gives priority to the prevention of plastic waste generation;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 83 #
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 88 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D b (new)
Db. whereas the release of enormous quantities of plastic into the sea has not only an adverse impact on marine resources but also affects economic activities, inter alia by increasing the costs involved in cleaning nets and disposing of litter collected;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 100 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Believes that preventing the generation of plastic waste upfront and boosting our plastics recycling performance are both key to protecting human health and the environment, and supporting a sustainable economic growth; calls on all stakeholders to consider the recent Chinese import ban on plastic waste as an opportunity tofor investing in state-of-the-art recycling capacity in the EUplastic waste prevention, for developing Eco-design requirements for all plastic and plastic containing products, and for investing in state-of-the-art in the EU for collection and sorting and recycling;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 157 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Calls on the competent authorities in the Member States to ensure that the entire product and waste acquis is fully implemented;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 163 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Stresses the need to take into consideration the impact of plastics on carbon emissions, calls the Commission to update its "monitoring framework for the circular economy" to integrate indicators specifically for plastics, and in particular to monitor the decoupling of plastic generation from fossil feedstocks;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 176 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Calls on Member States to ban landfilling of plastic waste by 2030 and to manage it according to the provisions laid down in Directive 2008/98/EC;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 182 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Believes that civil society should be able to hold industry accountable for its commitmentcarrying out its obligations; asks the Commission to take this into account in the upcoming ‘New Deal for Consumers’;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 184 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Calls onUrges the Commission to come forward with anfulfil its obligation to update of the essential requirements in the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive by end of 2020, addressing in particular prevention, design for circularity and over-reuse, promoting high quality recycling and the reduction of excessive packaging; in this regard, calls on the Commission to provide clear guidelines on what should be considered "reusable" and "recyclable" plastic packaging;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 189 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Calls on the Commission to come forward with an update of the essential requirements in the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive, which takes into account the material properties of each packaging and addressinges in particular prevention, design for circularity, multiple recycling and over- packaging;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 197 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Calls onReminds the Commission to make ‘circularity first’hat prevention is an overarching principle, also for non-packaging plastic items, by developing product standards and revising the eco-design legislative framework and calls on the Commission to further implement this by creating adequate economic and legislative incentives, in particular by broadening the scope of the eco-design legislation to cover all main plastic product groups, including non-energy related product groups, and to gradually include relevant resource efficiency features in the mandatory requirements for product design and to adopt eco- labelling provisions;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 218 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Calls on the Commission to come forward swiftly with quality standards in order to build trust and incentivise the market for secondary plastics; urges the Commission to develop various grades of recycling which are alignedis compatible with the functionality of different products, while safeguarding public health and food safety;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 222 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Points out that the use of recycled plastic materials is not possible for food contact by the current legislation; therefore calls on the Commission to modernize the EU legislative framework for food contact materials, in order to facilitate the use of recycled plastic- and other, endlessly recycled materials where it is safe for human health;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 226 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 b (new)
12b. Urges the Commission and the Member States to introduce incentives for decreasing the use of the plastic materials and to support innovation in packaging in case of all the food products where the packaging in plastic is needed for the fight against food waste and to ensure human safety (fresh meat, dairy products, frozen products etc.), especially during the modernization of the current legislation on the food contact materials;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 237 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Believes that mandatory rules on the use of minimum recycled content for specific products may be needed in order tonew plastic products, in accordance with product specific legislation concerning health, safety and environment, is a requirement in order to promote recycling, reduce the use of fossil-based virgin plastic, curb the excessive quantity of CO2 emitted in their production and thus drive the uptake of secondary raw materials;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 247 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Believes that mandatory rules on recycled content for specific plastic products may be needed in order to drive the uptake of secondary raw materials;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 262 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Stresses that corporate and public procurement has the power to boost innovation in business models and select products that ensure resource efficiency; calls on the Commission to set up an EU learning network on circular procurement in order to harvest the lessons learnt from pilot projects; believes that voluntary, create a standard template and assessment system for tenders that can be reused in a practical way, together with systematic reporting on rate of circular procurement undertaken by public authorities and large corporate groups; believes that these actions could pave the way for binding rules on public circular procurement and their mandatory integration in sustainability reports;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 270 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Highlights that local and regional authorities could contribute to the improvement of plastic recycling through their public procurement policies; believes that they should set eco-design criteria for the purchase of products and services by demanding products made of fully recyclable plastics and products, up to a certain percentage, made of recycled content;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 304 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 a (new)
20a. Highlights that a transformation in consumer behaviour is pivotal in order to reduce plastic waste generation and littering; calls on the Commission and Member States to finance awareness campaigns, including in schools, to inform the public of the benefits of plastic waste prevention and the need to address littering;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 327 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 a (new)
22a. Recognises that restricting the use of single use plastic products will create opportunities for sustainable business models, including the use of alternative materials, such as materials that can be bio-based or endlessly recycled without loss of quality;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 333 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Stresses that there are various pathways to achieving high collection and recycling rates and a reduction in litter, including deposit-refundextended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes for extended producthe separate collection of all materials including plastics and, where reslevant deponsibility (EPR) schemest refund schemes for certain types of packaging; underlines that the choice of a certain scheme remains within the remit of the competent authority in the Member State, which can take local specificities into account and ensure that any existing well-performing and cost- efficient systems are not jeopardised;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 334 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Stresses that there are various pathways to achieving high collection and recycling rates and a reduction in litter, including deposit-refundturn schemes or extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes; underlines that the choice of a certain scheme remains within the remit of the competent authority in the Member State, which can take local specificitiesstresses the need that the fees paid by the producer for the fulfilment of its EPR obligations are modulated by taking into account and ensresource that any existing well-performing and cost-efficient systems are not jeopardisedefficiency criteria,; calls on the Commission to consider options for a more unified approach in the EU to deposit schemes;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 343 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 a (new)
23a. Stresses that effective extended producer responsibility schemes can have a positive environmental impact by reducing the generation of plastic waste and increasing its separate collection and recycling; welcomes the fact that Directive94/62/EC stipulates that Member States shall establish mandatory EPR schemes for all packaging by end of 2024 and calls on the Commission to assess the possibility of extending this obligation to other plastic products in accordance with Article 8 and 8a of Directive 2008/98/EC;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 358 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 a (new)
24a. Welcomes the Commission proposal for a Directive "on port reception facilities" which aims to significantly reduce the burden and costs for fishermen of bringing fishing gear and plastic waste back to the port; underlines the important role that fishermen could play, in particular by collecting plastic waste from the sea during their fishing activity, and bringing it back to the port to undergo proper waste management. Stresses that Commission and Member States should incentivize this activity, so that waste derived from clean- up activities would not be covered by any cost recovery system, and fisherman shall not be charged a fee for its treatment;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 366 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Strongly supports the Commission in coming forward with clear harmonisedpromoting existing harmonized standards and coming forward with additional standards, where appropriate, with regard to rules on both bio-based content and biodegradability, as a feedstock with specific independent property, in order to tackle existing misconceptions and misunderstandings about bio-plastics and/or biodegradable plastics which can derive from fossil or bio-based feedstock;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 378 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Highlights the importance of lifecycle assessments in order to demonstrate a reduced environmental impact for all bio-plasticsat fostering a sustainable bio-economy can contribute to decreasing Europe´s dependency on imported raw materials. Bio-based recyclable packaging and compostable biodegradable packaging could represent an opportunity to promote renewable sources for the production of packaging, where shown to be beneficial from life- cycle perspective;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 385 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Highlights the importance of lifecycle assessments in order to demonstrate a reduced environmental impact for all bio-plasticpotential role for bio-plastics compared to alternative plastic products, based on robust lifecycle assessments;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 386 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Emphasises that biodegradable plastics can help support the transition to a circular economy, but are not a universal remedy against marine litter; calls, therefore, on the Commission to develop a list of useful products and applications composed of biodegradable plastics, together with clear criteriaset of criteria for packaging when, in line with EU harmonized standards, biodegradable plastic would be preferable and provide an indicative list of useful products and applications. The indicative list should be the starting point for further R&D investments and market development of products and applications;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 398 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Calls for a complete ban on oxo- degradable plastic, as this type of plastic does not safely biodegrade and therefore fails to deliver a proven environmental benefit;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 413 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 a (new)
30a. Underlines that several Member States, such as the UK, France and Italy, have already put in place national legislative measures for banning micro- plastics which are intentionally added to cosmetics; welcomes the scientific assessment that the ECHA is carrying out to examine the impacts of micro-plastics that are intentionally added to products in the context of the REACH restrictions, and to subsequently conclude whether European restrictions would be appropriate for addressing the negative effects linked to their presence on human health and the environment;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 436 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34
34. Welcomes the Commission’s announcement that an additional EUR 100 million will be invested to drive investment towards circular solutions under Horizon 2020 such as design options, the diversification of feedstock and innovative recycling technologies; supports the development of a Strategic Research Innovation Agenda on plastics to guide future funding decisions;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 441 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34
34. Welcomes the Commission’s announcement that an additional EUR 100 million will be invested to drive investment towards circular solutions under Horizon 2020; supports the development of a Strategic Research Innovation Agenda on plasticsmaterial circularity to guide future funding decisions;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 446 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34 a (new)
34a. Calls on the Commission and the Council to make resources available to support further research and investment through the next Multiannual Financial Framework and the Research Framework Programme, reiterates the need to support stakeholder cooperation along the entire value chain through public private partnership to develop innovative solutions building on the circular economy model;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 482 #

2018/2035(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36 a (new)
36a. Calls on the EU to actively support the on-going discussions at the United nations and in other international foras, including the G7 and G20, with the aim to strengthen existing tools and develop a new "Global pact for the Environment" which shall include a binding mechanism to halt plastic pollution; stresses that EU should lead by example and ensure they aim for the same level of ambition at the international level as is already aimed for within the European Union;
2018/05/25
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 6 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas according to Unesco only 30-50% of the online content worldwide is in English; and whereas high-quality machine translation and computer-aided translation will help to overcome language barriers and improve cross- lingual information access;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 9 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C
C. whereas multilingualism is one of Europe’s greatest assets, but also one of its biggest challenges, and whereas multilingualism should not be undermined by the emergence of the European gigabit society;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 16 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital D
D. whereas LTs can contribute to future European cross-border and cross- language communication, economic growth and social stability,upholding diversity and fostering cohesion and convergence;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 23 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital F
F. whereas technological mastery of human language could enable a wide range of innovative IT products and services in industry, commerce, services, government and administration;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 28 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital G a (new)
Ga. whereas technological development is growingly language based and has consequences for growth and society, the need for more language aware policies is urgent. Not only technological, but genuinely multidisciplinary research and education on digital communication and language technologies and their relationship to growth and society is needed;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 38 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Supports the creation of a coordinated initiative with a robust, large- scale and long-term funding scheme on HLTs with the aim of tackling deep natural language understanding at European, national and regional level, including the participation of research centres, enterprises, in particular SMEs and start- ups, and relevant stakeholders; stresses that this project should be open, cloud-based and interoperable and provide highly scalable, high-performance and robust basic tools for several LT applications;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 46 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Urges the development of actions and appropriate funding with the aim of enabling and empowering European SMEs and start-ups to easily have access and use LTs in order to grow their businesses online, thereby boosting their levels of innovation and creating jobs;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 47 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Urges the Commission to set up a HLT financing platform drawing lessons from the current experiences in FP7, Horizon 2020 and CEF; in addition, the Commission should put emphasis on research areas needed for ensuring a deep language understanding such as computational linguistics, linguistics, artificial intelligence, language technology, computer science, and cognitive science;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 48 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. Stresses the role of EU, Member States, universities and other public institutions in contributing on to a preservation of their languages in the digital world and in developing databases and translation technologies for all EU languages, including smaller languages; calls for coordination between research and industry with a common vision of enhancing the digital possibilities for language translation , and with an open access to data, needed for technological advancement;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 49 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 c (new)
2c. Notes that current digital tools and resources for smaller languages, including digital availability of all orthographies and means of sign language translation and digitalisation, are insufficient, hence calls for promoting the technology development for smaller European languages;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 50 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 d (new)
2d. Notes that there is a widening gap between English and other EU languages in technology, and that this leads to inequality of access to information between age groups, different regions and Member States, as well as between people with higher and lower education; stresses that by making the content available on different EU languages inequality would be reduced;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 51 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 e (new)
2e. Points to the fact that language can be a barrier to the transfer of scientific knowledge, hence urges the Commission to seek solutions to ensure that scientific knowledge is made available in other languages than English;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 52 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 f (new)
2f. Notes the positive aspect of open source and open software systems which would benefits EU citizens, since the commercial algorithms are not public whereas open source algorithms are open for anyone to review as well as participate in developing the technology further, which in turn helps to keep the machine languages up to date and alive;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 53 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 g (new)
2g. Notes the sensitive nature of some parts of the translation systems which could not be left to the commercial companies and their the free-to-use programs for personal data and privacy reasons, as it is unclear how the companies would use the knowledge gathered through the translation programs in for example translating health data;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 54 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 h (new)
2h. Notes that cross sectional research and studies are needed on the consequences of language minorisation in the digital world and its effects on equality and in the access to information;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 59 #

2018/2028(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Notes that language technology is first available in English; is aware that large global and European manufacturers and companies often develop language technology also for the major European languages with relatively large markets: Spanish, French and German (already these languages lack some resources in some sub-areas);stresses however, that general EU level action (policy, funding, research & education) should be taken to ensure the development of Language Technology for small and middle-sized official EU languages and special EU level actions (policy, funding, research and education) should take place to include and encourage regional and minority languages in such development;
2018/03/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 4 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Citation 4
– having regard to Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s State of the Union speech of 13 September 2017, where he stressed that it is not acceptable that in some parts of Europe people are sold food of lower quality than in other countries, despite the packaging and the branding being identical;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 6 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Citation 4 a (new)
– having regard to the Commission communication of 11 April 2018 on A New Deal for Consumers (COM(2018)183):
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 7 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Citation 4 b (new)
– having regard to the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules (COM(2018)185/3);
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 9 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Citation 4 c (new)
– having regard to the Commission proposal to update the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive in order to make explicit that national authorities can assess and address misleading commercial practices that involve the marketing of products as being identical in several EU countries, if their composition or characteristics are significantly different;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 10 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Citation 4 d (new)
– having regard to the European Parliament major interpellation of 15 March 2017 on the differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU (O-000019/2017);
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 11 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Citation 4 e (new)
– having regard to the European Parliament resolution of 11 June 2013 on a new agenda for European Consumer Policy (P7_TA(2013)0239);
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 17 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas shortcomings in the implementation and enforcement of applicable EU food law requirements, for instance in the labelling of mechanically separated meat1a or the use of food additives2a, have regularly been reported by the European Commission’s Health and Food Audits and Analysis services; _________________ 1ahttp://ec.europa.eu/food/audits- analysis/overview_reports/details.cfm?rep _id=76 2ahttp://ec.europa.eu/food/audits- analysis/overview_reports/details.cfm?rep _id=115
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 27 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas proven differences in ingredients could in the long term affect consumers’ health, for example where the level of fat and/or sugar is higher than expected and when consumers are particularly vulnerable such as children and people with dietary and/or health issues;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 34 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas reformulation activities to reduce fat, sugars and salt contents in food are lagging behind in many Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European countries;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 35 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B b (new)
Bb. whereas there have been cases of substantial differences in products such as baby foods, which questions the principle and current methodology of adjusting products to local preferences;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 47 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas several public opinion surveys have shown that consumers are agitated by such differences in quality, and feel as second class citizens of the EU;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 49 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C b (new)
Cb. whereas the brand has a significant impact on consumer perception of the product, its value and its quality;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 52 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph –1 (new)
-1. Welcomes the recent Commission initiatives to address the issue, in particular the updating of the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 54 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the allocation of EUR 2 million for the development of a common testing methodology, and the inclusion in the EU budget for 2018 of a pilot project that aims to assess different aspects of dual quality for several categories of products; urges Member States and national authorities to actively participate in ongoing initiatives to facilitate the process; highlights the importance of in-depth and timely analysis of food but also non-food products;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 58 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Stresses the urgent need to develop a common testing methodology; highlights the commitment that EU-wide testing results should be available by the end of this year; calls for stronger involvement of the Members of the European Parliament in the process;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 62 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes the debate on dual quality within the High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain; stresses the need to involve as many interested actors as possible;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 77 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Is concerned about territorial constraints for traders when purchasing goods; calls on the Commission to examine such cases to enable consumers to fully benefit from the single market;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 79 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Notes that the local producers have difficulties in partaking in the common market, calls on the Commission to determine whether dual quality has negative repercussions for local and regional production;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 89 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Calls for the increased support for national consumer organisations, so that they can build capacity, develop their testing activities and contribute, alongside with competent authorities, to tracking and exposing situations of unfair product differentiation;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 92 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Acknowledges the argument that products might differ due to consumer preferences, stresses however that consumers should be clearly and timely informed of such differences;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 102 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Strongly condemns the argument that optimisation of composition and/or quality results from consumers' price expectations; highlights that various studies have shown that products of lower quality are often more expensive than their counterparts of higher quality elsewhere in the EU;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 124 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Underlines that national authorities are unable to tackle this issue individually, and calls therefore for a solution to be found at EU level; recalls that Directive 2005/29/EC on unfair commercial practices (UCPD)3 is the main tool for protecting consumers from misleading and unfair practices; calls on the Commission to amendbelieves that amending the Annex I to the UCPD by adding the practice of dual quality to the blacklist. _________________ 3 is the most effective way to tackle cases of dual quality on the market; _________________ 3 OJ L 149, 11.6.2005, p. 22. OJ L 149, 11.6.2005, p. 22.
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 132 #

2018/2008(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Highlights the need to have effective and comprehensive legislation with clear instructions on how to tackle the issue of dual quality;
2018/04/23
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 4 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Notes that deforestation and forest degradation are the second leading cause of global warming1 ; Emphasizes the importance of the right policy approaches for the integral and sustainable management of forests in order to deliver both carbon and non-carbon benefits1a _________________ 1 https://www.forestcarbonpartnership.org/w hat-redd 1a Article 5 of the Paris Agreement
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 5 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Affirms the relevance of the type of forest management for the carbon balance in the tropics, as recent papers2a have pointed towards the subtler forms of degradation, and not only large scale deforestation as previously researched, likely to be a very significant source of carbon emissions accounting for more than half of emissions. _________________ 2aA.Baccini et al., 2017: Tropical forests are a net carbon source based on aboveground measurements
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 6 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 c (new)
1 c. Welcomes the publication of the Feasibility study4a on options to step up EU Action against deforestation commissioned by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Environment; notes that the EU is presented as a major economic actor where its demand for forest-risk commodities (of categories of annual crops (e.g. maize, soy), perennial crops (e.g. coffee, palm oil, rubber), livestock (e.g. beef), forest-based (timber, pellets) and extractive industries) plays a larger role than many other regions, with a notable exception of China; and EU demand is clearly a driver of the problem of global deforestation; _________________ 4aFinal report published in 1/2018; developed by a consortium led by COWI, and including Ecofys and Milieu; available at http://ec.europa.eu/environment/forests/p df/feasibility_study_deforestation_kh0418 199enn_main_report.pdf
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 13 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 e (new)
1 e. Notes that it is well established and uncontested that the conversion of tropical forest to agriculture, plantations and other land uses causes a significant loss of species, and particularly forest specialist species.
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 22 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 h (new)
1 h. Stresses that secondary forests, regenerating largely through natural processes after significant human or natural disturbance of the primary forests, provide, next to primary forests, also crucial ecosystem services, livelihood for local population as well timber provision; considers that as their survival is threatened also by illegal logging, any action addressing transparency and accountability of forest management should target also secondary, and not only primary forests;
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 25 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 i (new)
1 i. Stresses that the gap in implementation of the EU Timber Regulation could be a driver for unsustainable management of forests in sourcing countries, as the chain of control is only as strong as its weakest link in the single market; notes in this context that in some Member States the act transposing the Regulation enters into force only in April 2018;7a _________________ 7aThe law transposing the EUTR enters into force in Slovakia on 1st April 2018
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 26 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 j (new)
1 j. Notes the opening of the public consultation on the products´ scope of the Timber Regulation; Considers that the possible choice in the questionnaire of the reduction of the scope to be covered by the Regulation is not a justified one given that illegal trade flourishes within the current scope of the Regulation; Further notes a favourable position of the European Confederation of the Woodworking Industries towards extending the scope of the Timber Regulation to all wood products;
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 29 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 m (new)
1 m. Notes the existence of models of community forestry/collective customary tenure which can bring a number of benefits10a including an increase in the forest area and in available water resources, fight against illegal logging by putting clear rules in place on timber access and a strong system of forest monitoring; proposes that more research and support is provided to help develop legal frameworks on community forestry; _________________ 10aa case from Nepal presented by ClientEarth, available at https://www.clientearth.org/what-can-we- learn-from-community-forests-in-nepal/
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 30 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 n (new)
1 n. Stresses that recognition of tenure rights of peoples e.g. via constitution is not necessarily applied in practice11a and therefore ensuring that tenure rights are respected should be actively screened by the EU for the purpose of Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPA) and for individual cases of EU development funding; _________________ 11arecent case (WaTER project financed by DG DEVCO) of violation of tenure rights of Kenyan indigenous peoples Ogiek and Sengwer despite the recognition of their rights to land in the Constitution, particularly Article 63(2)(d)) and in the 2016 Community Land Act
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 31 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 o (new)
1 o. Recalls that the report by the Commission on the functioning of the Transparency Directive 2013/50/EU that introduces disclosure requirement for payments to governments by listed and large non-listed companies with activities in the extractive industry and logging of primary (natural and semi-natural) forests should be submitted by 27th November 2018 to the European Parliament and the Council; further notes that this should be accompanied by a legislative proposal; in light of a possible review calls on the Commission to consider extending the obligation to other industry sectors affecting forests, and to other forests than primary forests;
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 39 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2 b. Considers that efforts to halt deforestation must include local capacity- building, technological aid, the sharing of best practices between communities and support to help smallholders make the most effective use of their existing croplands without resorting to further forest conversion; stresses, in this context, the strong potential of agro-ecological practices to maximise ecosystem functions via mixed, high diversity planting, agroforestry and permaculture techniques, without resorting to input dependency or monocultures.
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 43 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 d (new)
2 d. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to expand the scope of the EU Timber Regulation to cover all products that are or may be made of wood, and that contain or may contain wood, taking into account impact on pulp and wood processing industries in the European Union and unfair competition with products currently not covered by the legislation (e.g. printed paper) entering the EU without any guarantee of the prime material being legally sourced wood.
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 44 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Calls for the EU to maintain its commitment to step up ongoing negotiations on the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Voluntary Partnership Agreements; stresses the need to ensure that logging concessions awarded corruptly or illegally are not legitimised through the VPA and that these agreements are in line with international law and commitments concerning environmental protection, human rights and sustainable development, and that they bring about adequate measures for the conservation and sustainable management of forests, including the legal protection of the rights of local communities and indigenous peoples; recognising their tenure and customary rights.
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 58 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to develop a process that is triggered when conflict breaks out in a VPA partner country, including appointment of an independent panel to conduct an assessment of the risk of conflict timber and need for VPA suspension at all stages of negotiations where evidence that timber trade revenues are fuelling conflict;
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 70 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Calls for the EU to establish a binding regulatory framework to ensure that all agricultural commodity importers’ supply chains are traceable back to the origin of the raw material; notes that the new technologies, e.g. blockchain technology can be used to track origin of commodities, and stresses that this could be used in practice to increase transparency around the origin of different commodities and practically remove forest degradation and deforestation from the supply chains
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 77 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Calls on the Commission to press ahead with developing anshow political will and leadership by committing to deliver as soon as possible before the end of this Commission's mandate an ambitious EU action plan on deforestation and forest degradation, which would include concrete regulatory measures to ensure that no supply chains or financial transactions linked to the EU result in deforestation or, forest degradation or human rights violations.
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 82 #

2018/2003(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 e (new)
2 e. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to make full use of existing diplomatic and institutional processes and dialogues to encourage countries which process and/or import significant quantities of tropical timber, e.g. China or Vietnam, to adopt effective legislation banning the imports of illegally harvested timber and requiring operators to conduct due diligence;
2018/03/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 115 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 a (new)
(1a) Cybercrime is a fast growing threat to the Union, its citizens and its economy. In 2017, 80 % of the European companies have experienced at least one cyber incident. The Wannacry-attack in May 2017 affected more than 150 countries and 230 000IT-systems and had significant impacts on critical infrastructures such as hospitals. This underlines the necessity for the highest cybersecurity standards and holistic cybersecurity solutions, involving people, products, processes and technology in the Union, as well as for European leadership in the matter, and for Digital autonomy.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 116 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 b (new)
(1b) This regulation contributes to the protection of the environment through the protection of environment-relevant infrastructures and networks such as nuclear infrastructures.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 117 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 c (new)
(1c) This regulation contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular to the goal “Industry, innovation and infrastructure”.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 118 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 d (new)
(1d) The Competence Centre and the Cybersecurity Competence Community should, in order to foster European competitiveness and highest cybersecurity standards internationally, seek the exchange on cybersecurity solutions, products and standards with the international community.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 119 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) Substantial disruption of network and information systems can affect individual Member States and the Union as a whole. The highest level of security of network and information systems throughout the Union is therefore essential for the smooth functioning of the society and economy, i.e. the internal market. At the moment, the Union depends on non-European cybersecurity providers. However, it is in the Union’s strategic interest to ensure that it retains and develops essential cybersecurity technological capacities to secure its Digital Single Market, and in particular to protect critical networks and information systemsthe protection of data and critical networks and information systems of European citizens and companies, including critical infrastructures for the functioning of society such as transport systems, health systems and banking, and the Digital Single Market and to provide key cybersecurity services.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 120 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) A wealth of expertise and experience in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial development exists in the Union but the efforts of industrial and research communities are fragmented, lacking alignment and a common mission, which hinders competitiveness and effective protection of critical data, networks and systems in this domain. These efforts and expertise need to be pooled, networked and used in an efficient manner to reinforce and complement existing research, technology, skills and industrial capacities at Union and national levels.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 121 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 a (new)
(6a) SMEs are crucial actors in the European cybersecurity sector that can provide cutting-edge solutions due to their agility. SMEs that are not specialised in cybersecurity however, are also prone to be more vulnerable to cyber incidents due to high investment and knowledge requirements to establish effective cybersecurity solutions. It is therefore necessary that the Competence Centre and the Cybersecurity Competence Network provide special support for SMEs by facilitating their access to knowledge and training in order to allow them to secure themselves sufficiently and to allow those who are active in cybersecurity to contribute to the European leadership in the field.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 122 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) The Competence Centre should be the Union’s main instrument to develop European leadership in cybersecurity, to pool investment in cybersecurity research, technology and industrial development, to support SMEs in gathering expertise in cybersecurity and to implement relevant projects and initiatives together with the Cybersecurity Competence Network. It should deliver cybersecurity-related financial support from the Horizon Europe and, Digital Europe programmes and the European Defence Fund for actions related to defence, and should be open to the European Regional Development Fund and other programmes where appropriate. This approach should contribute to creating synergies and coordinating financial support related to cybersecurity research, innovation, technology and industrial development and avoiding duplication.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 127 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12
(12) National Coordination Centres should be selected by Member States and approved by the Competence Centre. In addition to the necessary administrative capacity, Centres should either possess or have direct access to cybersecurity technological expertise in cybersecurity, notably in domains such as cryptography, ICT security services, intrusion detection, system security, network security, software and application security, or human and socie, societal and environmental aspects of security and privacy. They should also have the capacity to effectively engage and coordinate with the industry, the public sector, including authorities designated pursuant to the Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council23 , and the research community in order to establish a continuous public- private dialogue on cybersecurity. _________________ 23 Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union (OJ L 194, 19.7.2016, p. 1).
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 130 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, high-performance computing (HPC) and quantum computing, blockchain and concepts such as secure digital identities create at the same time new challenges for cybersecurity as well as offer solutions. Assessing and validating the robustness of existing or future ICT systems will require testing security solutions against attacks run on HPC and quantum machines. The Competence Centre, the Network and the Cybersecurity Competence Community should help advance and disseminate the latest cybersecurity solutions and research to bridge the valley of death of innovation of cybersecurity technologies and services. At the same time the Competence Centre and, the Network and the Cybersecurity Competence Community should be at the service of developers and operators in critical sectors such as transport, energy, health, financial, government, telecom, manufacturing, defence, and space to help them solve their cybersecurity challenges.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 135 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14 a (new)
(14a) Due to the fast changing nature of cyber threats and cybersecurity, the Union needs to be able to adapt fast and continuously to new developments in the field. Hence, the Competence Centre, the Cybersecurity Competence Network and the Cybersecurity Competence Community should be flexible enough to ensure the required reactivity. They should facilitate solutions that help entities to be able to constantly build capability to enhance their and the Union’s resilience.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 136 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14 b (new)
(14b) The Competence Centre should have the objectives to establish European leadership and expertise in cybersecurity, and by that guarantee the highest security standards in the Union, ensure the protection of data, information systems, networks and critical infrastructures in the Union, create new high-quality jobs in the area, prevent brain drain from the European cybersecurity experts to third countries, and add European value to the already existing national cybersecurity measures.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 137 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) The Competence Centre should have several key functions. First, the Competence Centre should facilitate and help coordinate the work of the European Cybersecurity Competence Network and nurture the Cybersecurity Competence Community. The Centre should drive the cybersecurity technological agenda and pool, share and facilitate access to the expertise gathered in the Network and the Cybersecurity Competence Community, and to cybersecurity infrastructure. Secondly, it should implement relevant parts of Digital Europe and Horizon Europe programmes by allocating grants, typically following a competitive call for proposals. Thirdly, the Competence Centre should facilitate joint investment by the Union, Member States and/or industr, training opportunities and awareness raising programmes in line with the Digital Europe Programme for citizens and businesses to overcome the skill gap by the Union, Member States and/or industry. It should pay special attention to the enabling of SMEs in the area of cybersecurity.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 141 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) The Competence Centre should stimulate and support the long-term strategic cooperation and coordination of the activities of the Cybersecurity Competence Community, which would involve a large, open, interdisciplinary and diverse group of European actors involved in cybersecurity technology. That Community should include in particular research entities, supply-side industries, and demand -side industries including SMEs, and the public sector. The Cybersecurity Competence Community should provide input to the activities and work plan of the Competence Centre and it should also benefit from the community- building activities of the Competence Centre and the Network, but otherwise should not be privileged with regard to calls for proposals or calls for tender.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 144 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) In order to respond to the needs of the public sector and both demand and supply side industries, the Competence Centre’s task to provide cybersecurity knowledge and technical assistance to the public sector and industries should refer to both ICT products and services and all other industrial and technological products and solutions in which cybersecurity is to be embedded.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 149 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) In order to ensure structured and sustainable collaboration, the relation between the Competence Centre and the National Coordination Centres should be based on a contractual agreement that should be harmonised on European level.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 155 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21 a (new)
(21a) In order to avoid duplication and to ensure the most efficient establishment of cybersecurity expertise in the Union, the Competence Centre, the Network and the Cybersecurity Competence Community should act coherently, consistently and complementary with ENISA, the “Cybersecurity Act”(COM(2017)0477) and the European Standardisation Organisations, bearing in mind that ENISA should continue fulfilling its strategic objectives especially in the field of cybersecurity certification as defined in the “Cybersecurity Act” while the Competence Centre should act as an operational body in cybersecurity.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 159 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) In order for the Competence Centre to function properly and effectively, the Commission and the Member States should ensure that persons to be appointed to the Governing Board have appropriate professional expertise and experience in functional areas and that gender balance is ensured. The Commission and the Member States should also make efforts to limit the turnover of their respective Representatives on the Governing Board in order to ensure continuity in its work.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 163 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) The Competence Centre should have an Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board as an advisory body to ensure regular dialogue with the private sectorand public sector, including SMEs, consumers’ organisations and other relevant stakeholders from all parts of the Union. The Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board should focus on issues relevant to stakeholders and bring them to the attention of the Competence Centre’s Governing Board. The composition of the Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board and the tasks assigned to it, such as being consulted regarding the work plan, should ensure sufficient representation of the above-mentioned stakeholder groups in the work of the Competence Centre.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 165 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28
(28) The Competence Centre and its activities should benefit from the particular expertise and the broad and relevant stakeholders’ representation built through the contractual public-private partnership on cybersecurity during the duration of Horizon2020, through its Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board. and the pilot projects under Horizon2020 on the Cybersecurity Competence Network, through its Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board. The Competence Centre and Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board should, if appropriate, consider replications of existing structures, for example as working groups.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 166 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 33 a (new)
(33a) In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission when provided for by this Regulation. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 167 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34
(34) Since tThe objectives of this Regulation, namely the development of European leadership in cybersecurity through retaining and developing Union’s cybersecurity technological and industrial capacities, increasing the competitiveness of the Union’s cybersecurity industry and turning cybersecurity into a competitive advantage of other Union industries, cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States due the fact that existing, limited resources are dispersed as well as due to the scale of the investment necessary, but can rather by reason of avoiding unnecessary duplication of these efforts, helping to achieve critical mass of investment and ensuring that public financing is used in an optimal way be better achieved at Union level. In addition, only actions on the European level can ensure the highest level of cybersecurity in all Member States and thus close security gaps existing in some Member States that create security gaps for the whole Union. Hence, the Union may adopt measures, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity as set out in Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union. In accordance with the principle of proportionality as set out in that Article, this Regulation does not go beyond what is necessary in order to achieve that objective.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 176 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2
(2) ‘cybersecurity products and solutions’ means ICT products, services or processes with the specific purpose of protecting data, network and information systems, their users and affected persons from cyber threats;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 181 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) retain and develop the cybersecurity technological and industrial capacities and expertise necessary to secure and further the protection of data of European citizens and companies, critical infrastructures for the functioning of society such as transport systems, health systems, banking, and its Digital Single Market;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 182 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(ba) develop European leadership in cybersecurity and ensure the highest cybersecurity standards throughout the Union reinforcing its Digital autonomy;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 183 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b b (new)
(bb) reinforce the trust of citizens, consumers and businesses in the digital world, and therefore contributing to the goals of the Digital Single Market Strategy;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 184 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b c (new)
(bc) increase the uptake of cybersecurity products and solutions developed within the Union;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 185 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b d (new)
(bd) raise awareness on cybersecurity and reduce the skill gap in cybersecurity in the Union
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 187 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 a (new)
Article 3 a Coherence, consistency and complemenetarity In implementing this Regulation, consistency, synergies and complementarity with the “Cybersecurity Act” (COM(2017)0477), the European Standardisation Organisations, European bodies and institutions as referred to in Art. 10 of this Regulation, other relevant Programmes of Union action and relevant Union policies shall be ensured. Unnecessary duplications shall be avoided.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 194 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point a
(a) having regard to the state-of-the-art cybersecurity industrial and research infrastructures and related services , acquiring, upgrading, operating and making available such infrastructures and related services to a wide range of users across the Union from industry, including particular SMEs, the public sector and the research and scientific community;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 196 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point b
(b) having regard to the state-of-the-art cybersecurity industrial and research infrastructures and related services, providing support to other entities, including financially, to acquiring, sharing, upgrading, operating and making available such infrastructures and related services to a wide range of users across the Union from industry, including particular SMEs, the public sector and the research and scientific community;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 197 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point c
(c) providing cybersecurity knowledge and technical assistance to industry, research institutions and public authorities, in particular by supporting actions aimed at facilitating access to the expertise available in the Network and the Cybersecurity Competence Community;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 200 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point c a (new)
(ca) operating as a one stop shop for cyber security solutions financed through other programmes like InvestEU or the Single Market Programme, in particular for SMEs;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 202 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point c b (new)
(cb) bringing together stakeholders from industry, trade unions, academia, research organisations and public entities to ensure long-term cooperation on developing and implementing cybersecurity products and solutions, including pooling and sharing of resources and information regarding such products and solutions if appropriate;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 206 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point a
(a) stimulating the whole innovation cycle of cybersecurity and bridging the valley of death of innovation by enhancing cybersecurity research, development and the uptake of Unionmarket uptake cybersecurity products and holistic solutions by public authorities and user industries in the Union;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 213 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point d
(d) providing financial support and technical assistance to cybersecurity start- ups and SMEs to connect to potential markets and to attract investment, enhance expertise on cybersecurity in these companies and to attract investment to be able to implement cybersecurity products and solutions and/or to become competitive players in the field;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 215 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point a
(a) supporting further development, pooling and sharing of cybersecurity skills and competences, where appropriate together with relevant EU agencies and bodies including ENISA and supporting the objective on advanced digital skills of the Digital Europe Programme where appropriate.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 221 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 6 – point b
(b) support large-scale research and demonstration projects in next generation cybersecurity technological capabilities, in collaboration with the industry and, research institutions, public sector and authorities, including the Network;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 223 #

2018/0328(COD)

(c) support research and innovation for standardisation in cybersecurity technology in cooperation with the European Standardisation Organisations;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 226 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 7 – point c
(c) bringing together stakeholders, to foster synergies between civil and defence cyber security research and markets, development of cybersecurity products and solutions, and markets; in line with the Union goals as laid out by Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Permanent Structured Cooperation;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 229 #

2018/0328(COD)

8a. provide special support to SMEs by facilitating their access to knowledge and training through tailored access to the deliverables of the Competences Centres in order to allow them to secure themselves sufficiently and to allow those who are active in cybersecurity to become more competitive and to contribute thereby to the European leadership in the field.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 236 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4
4. The nominated National Coordination Centre shall have the capability to support the Competence Centre and the Network in fulfilling their mission laid out in Article 3 of this Regulation. They shall possess or have direct access to technological expertise in cybersecurity and be in a position to effectively engage and coordinate with industry, the public sector and, the research community and citizens.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 237 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 5
5. The relationship between the Competence Centre and the National Coordination Centres shall be based on a contractual agreement harmonised on Union level and signed between the Competence Centre and each of the National Coordination Centres. The agreement shall provide for the rules governing the relationship and division of tasks between the Competence Centre and each National Coordination Centre.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 239 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. The Commission may, by means of implementing acts, define the elements of the contractual agreements referred to in paragraph 5 of this Article, including their format. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article - 45.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 241 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) facilitating the participation of industry, in particular for SMEs, and other actors at the Member State level in cross- border projects;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 242 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(ba) incentivising cross-border- projects, particularly for SMEs;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 243 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) contributing, together with the Competence Centre, to identifying and addressing sector-specific cyber security industrial challenges;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 244 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) cooperating closely with National Standardisation Organisations to ensure the uptake of existing standards and to involve all relevant stakeholders, particularly SMEs, in setting new standards.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 245 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) seeking to establish synergies with relevant activities at the national and, regional and local level;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 247 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point g
(g) promoting and disseminating the relevant outcomes of the work by the Network, the Cybersecurity Competence Community and the Competence Centre at national or, regional or local level;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 249 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1
1. The Cybersecurity Competence Community shall contribute to the mission of the Competence Centre as laid down in Article 3 and enhance, pool, share and disseminate cybersecurity expertise across the Union.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 250 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2
2. The Cybersecurity Competence Community shall consist of industry from the demand- and supply-side, including SMEs, the European Standardisation Organisations, associations of users, academic and non-profit research organisations, and associations as well as public entities and other entities dealing with operational and technical matters. It shall bring together the main stakeholders with regard to cybersecurity technological and industrial capacities in the Union. It shall involve National Coordination Centres as well as Union institutions and bodies with relevant expertise. as referred to in Art.10 of this regulation.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 256 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – introductory part
3. Only entities which are established within the Union may be accredited as members of the Cybersecurity Competence Community. They shall demonstrate that they have cybersecurity expertise with regard to at least one of the following domains, the European Economic Area (EEA) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) having their executive management structures in the Union or in an EEA- or EFTA-country and which are not controlled by any other third country or by any other third country entity:
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 263 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 4
4. The Competence Centre shall accredit entities established under national law as members of the Cybersecurity Competence Community after an harmonised assessment made by the National Coordination Centre of the Member State and the Competence Centre where the entity is established, on whether that entity meets the criteria provided for in paragraph 3. An accreditation shall not be limited in time but may be revoked by the Competence Centre at any time if it or the relevant National Coordination Centre considers that the entity does not fulfil the criteria set out in paragraph 3 or it falls under the relevant provisions set out in Article 136 of Regulation XXX [new financial regulation].
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 264 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. National Coordination Centres of the Member States shall aim to achieve a balanced representation of stakeholders in the Community, including SMEs.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 265 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. The Commission may, by means of an implementing act, further specify the criteria provided for in paragraph 3 and the procedures for assessing and accrediting entities that meet those criteria. That implementing act shall be adopted in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article -45.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 266 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Existing entities participating in public-private partnerships on cybersecurity on the European level shall be members of the Cybersecurity Competence Community and shall take a leading role in stimulating and supporting the cooperation and coordination of the Cybersecurity Competence Community, continuing the work they have done so far.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 268 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – point 5 a (new)
(5a) encourage Community members that are manufacturers and service providers to certify their products and services under certification schemes adopted under the Cybersecurity Act.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 271 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 2
2. Such cooperation shall take place within the framework of working arrangements agreed between the Competence Centre and the respective Union institution, body, office or agency. Those arrangements shall be submitted to the prior approval of the Commission, as well as for information to the European Parliament.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 275 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
1. The Governing Board shall be composed of one representative of each Member State, two representatives of the European Parliament and five representatives of the Commission, on behalf of the Union.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 280 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 3
3. Members of the Governing Board and their alternates shall be appointed in light of their knowledge in the field of technologycybersecurity technology or research as well as of relevant managerial, administrative and budgetary skills. Gender balance shall be taken into account. The Commission and the Member States shall make efforts to limit the turnover of their representatives in the Governing Board, in order to ensure continuity of the Board’s work. The Commission and the Member States shall aim to achieve a balanced representation between men and women on the Governing Board.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 288 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 7
7. The European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) and the Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board shall be a permanent observers in the Governing Board, providing it with advice. The Governing Board shall have the utmost regard to the views expressed by ENISA. Due to its experience in the field, ENISA shall be especially consulted for research-related projects.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 292 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 3 – point e a (new)
(ea) adopt the working arrangements referred to in Article 10(2).
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 295 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 3 – point l
(l) promote the Competence Centre globally, so as to raise its attractiveness and make it an internationally renowned world-class body for excellence in cybersecurity;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 296 #

2018/0328(COD)

(qa) adopt transparency rules for the Competence Centre;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 297 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 3 – point r
(r) adopt an anti-fraud and anti- corruption strategy that is proportionate to the fraud and corruption risks having regard to a cost-benefit analysis of the measures to be implemented, as well as adopt adequate protection measures for whistleblowers;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 299 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 3 – point s
(s) adopt the methodology to calculate the financial contribution from Member Statesan extensive definition of financial contributions from Member States and a methodology to calculate the amount of Member States’ voluntary contributions that can be accounted for as financial contributions according to this definition. This calculation shall be executed at the end of every financial year;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 303 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1
1. The Governing Board shall elect a Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson from among the members with voting rights, for a period of two years, taking into account gender balance. The mandate of the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson may be extended once, following a decision by the Governing Board. If, however, their membership of the Governing Board ends at any time during their term of office, their term of office shall automatically expire on that date. The Deputy Chairperson shall ex officio replace the Chairperson if the latter is unable to attend to his or her duties. The Chairperson shall take part in the voting.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 314 #

2018/0328(COD)

3. The Governing Board shall take its decisions by a majority of at least 75% of all votes, including the votes of the members who are absent, representing at least 75% of the total financial contributionsof the ratio of the individual Member States’ financial contributions to their Gross Domestic Product to the Competence Centre. The financial contribution will be calculated based on the estimated expenditures proposed by the Member States referred to in point c of Article 17(2) and based on the report on the value of the contributions of the participating Member States referred to in Article 22(5).
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 318 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 3
3. The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Governing Board from a list of candidates proposed by the Commission, following an open, non- discriminatory and transparent selection procedure.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 324 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 – point s
(s) prepare an action plan following-up conclusions of internal or external audit reports, as well as investigations by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and reporting on progress twice a year to the Commission, the European Parliament and regularly to the Governing Board;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 326 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 1
1. The Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board shall consist of no more than 1625 members. The members shall be appointed by the Governing Board according to an open, transparent and non-discriminatory procedure from among the representatives of the entities of the Cybersecurity Competence Community. In the determination of its members, existing European cybersecurity organisations shall be particularly taken into consideration. The Governing Board shall further ensure the representation from supply- and demand- side industry, SMEs, the public sector and research organisations.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 331 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 2
2. Members of the Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board shall have expertise either with regard to cybersecurity research, industrial development, professional servicecybersecurity training and education, industrial development, offering or successfully implementing professional cybersecurity services or products or the deployment thereof. The requirements for such expertise shall be further specified by the Governing Board.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 334 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 4
4. The term of office of members of the Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board shall be threefour years. That term shall be renewable.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 336 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 5
5. Representatives of the Commission and of the European Network and Information Security Agency mayshall participate in and support the works of the Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 339 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 2
2. The Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board mayshall advise the Governing Board on the establishment of working groups on specific issues relevant to the work of the Competence Centre where necessary under the overall coordination of one or more members of the Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 340 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. The Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board shall have observer status in the Governing Board to be able to provide regular advice to the Governing Board.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 345 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
The Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board shall regularly advise the Competence Centre in respect of the performance of its activities and shall:
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 348 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 1 – point 1
(1) provide to the Executive Director and the Governing Board strategic advice and input for the strategic orientation and operations of the Competence Centre as far as industry and science is concerned, and for drafting the work plan and multi- annual strategic plan within the deadlines set by the Governing Board;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 350 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 1 – point 3
(3) promote and collect feedback on the work plan and multi-annual strategic plan of the Competence Centre and advise the Governing Board on how to improve the Competence Centre’s strategic orientation and operation according to this feedback.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 360 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 4
4. The Commission may terminate, proportionally reduce or suspend the Union’s financial contribution to the Competence Centre if the participating Member States do not contribute, contribute only partially or contribute late with regard to the contributions referred to in paragraph 1. The Commission’s termination, reduction or suspension of the Union’s financial contribution shall be proportionate in amount and time to the reduction, termination or suspension of the Member States’ contributions.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 361 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 23 – paragraph 3 – point b – introductory part
(b) contributions from the participating Member States, as defined in more detail according to Article 13, paragraph 3, point (s), in the form of:
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 362 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 30 – paragraph 1
1. The Competence Centre shall take appropriate measures to ensure that, when actions financed under this Regulation are implemented, the financial interests of the Union are protected by the application of preventive measures against fraud, corruption and any other illegal activities, by regular and effective checks and, if irregularities are detected, by the recovery of the amounts wrongly paid and, where appropriate, by effective, proportionate and dissuasive administrative sanctions.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 363 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 31 – paragraph 7
7. The staff of the Competence Centre shall be gender balanced and consist of temporary staff and contract staff.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 364 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 34 – paragraph 2 – point c a (new)
(ca) Articles 22 [Ownership of results], 23 [Ownership of results] and 30 [Application of the rules on classified information] Regulation No XXX [European Defence Fund] shall apply to participation in all defence-related actions by the Competence Centre, when provided for in the Work plan, the grant of non- exclusive licenses may be limited to third parties established or deemed to be established in Members States and controlled by Member States and/or nationals of Member States.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 365 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 35 – paragraph 1
1. The Competence Centre shall carry out its activities with athe highest level of transparency.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 366 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 35 – paragraph 2
2. The Competence Centre shall 2. ensure that the public and any interested parties are given appropriate, objective, reliable and easily accessible information in due time, in particular with regard to the results of its work. It shall also make public the declarations of interest made in accordance with Article 41.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 367 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 38 – paragraph 3
3. The evaluation referred to in paragraph 2 shall include an assessment of the results achieved by the Competence Centre, having regard to its objectives, mandate and tasks. If the Commission considers that the continuation of the Competence Centre is justified with regard to its assigned objectives, mandate and tasks, tasks, effectiveness and efficiency, it may propose that the duration of the mandate of the Competence Centre set out in Article 46 be extended.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 368 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 42 – paragraph 1
The Competence Centre Governing Board shall adopt rules for the prevention and management of conflicts of interest in respect of its members, bodies and staff, including the Executive Director. Those rules shall contain the provisions intended to avoid a conflict of interest in respect of the representatives of the members serving in the Governing Board as well as the Scientific and Industrial Advisory Board in accordance with Regulation XXX [new Financial Regulation].
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 370 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 45 a (new)
Article 45 a Committee procedure 1. The Commission shall be assisted by a committee. That committee shall be a committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011. 2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No182/2011 shall apply.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 111 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) Following an integrated approach and in order to contribute to the enhancement of the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the Union's defence industry, a European Defence Fund should be established. The Fund should aim at enhancing the competitiveness, innovation, efficiency and, environmental performance and technological and industrial autonomy of the Union's defence industry thereby contributing to the Union's strategic autonomy by supporting the cross border cooperation between Member States and between enterprises, research centres, national administrations, international organisations and universities, in the research phase and in the development phase of defence products and technologies. To achieve more innovative solutions and an open internal market, the Fund should support the cross-border participation of defence small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and middle capitalisation companies (mid-caps).
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 119 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) In order to ensure that the Union's and its Member States' international obligations are respected in the implementation of this Regulation, actions relating to products or technologies the use, development or production of which are prohibited by international law should not receive funding under the Fund. In this respect, the eligibility of actions related to new defence products or technologies, such asin particular those that are specifically designed to carry out lethal strikes without any human control over the engagement decisions, should also be subject to developments in international law. not be allowed until the adoption of an international, binding convention for their prohibition. All actions, may they relate to new or more traditional defence products or technologies, should be ethically screened by a mixed, gender-balanced group of experts. Additional ethical screening in the course of any action could be activated by MEPs.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 122 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7 a (new)
(7a) Regarding exports of products which would be the result of research or development actions of the Programme, particular attention should be paid to article 7 of the Arms Trade Treaty which provides that even if the export is not prohibited, exporting State Parties shall, in an objective and non-discriminatory manner and taking into account relevant factors, assess the potential that the conventional arms or items: (a) would contribute to or undermine peace and security;(b) could be used to: (i) commit or facilitate a serious violation of international humanitarian law;(ii) commit or facilitate a serious violation of international human rights law;(iii) commit or facilitate an act constituting an offense under international conventions or protocols relating to terrorism to which the exporting State is a Party; or(iv) commit or facilitate an act constituting an offense under international conventions or protocols relating to transnational organized crime to which the exporting State is a Party.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 124 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) As the objective of the Fund is to support the competitiveness and innovation, innovation and industrial autonomy of the Union defence industry by leveraging and complementing collaborative defence research and technology activities and de- risking the development phase of cooperative projects, actions related to the research and development of a defence product or technology should be eligible to benefit from it. This will also apply to the upgrade, including the interoperability thereof, of existing defence products and technologies.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 139 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) In certain circumstances, if this is necessarycritical for achieving the objectives of the action, it should be possible to derogate from the principle that recipients and their subcontractors should not be subject to control by non-associated third countries or non-associated third country entities. In that perspective, legal entities established in the Union that are controlled by a non- associated third country or a non- associated third country entity can be eligible if relevant and strict conditions relating to the security and defence interests of the Union and its Member States are fulfilled. The participation of such entities should not contravene the objectives of the Fund. Applicants should provide all relevant information about the infrastructure, facilities, assets and resources to be used in the action, and demonstrate that their input could not be brought by European entities.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 158 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 31
(31) The Commission should establish annual or multiannual work programmes in line with the objectives of the Fund. The Commission should be assisted in the establishment of the work programme by a committee of Member States. In order to benefit from its expertise in the defence sector, the European Defence Agency will be given the status of an observer in the committee. Given the specificities of the defence area, the European External Action Service should also assist in the committee of Member States. The European Parliament may send representatives to the committee.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 168 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 41
(41) Reflecting the importance of tackling climate change in line with the Union's commitments to implement the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this Fund will contribute to mainstream climate action in the Union's policies and to the achievement of an overall target of 25 % of the EU budget expenditures supporting climate objectives by including the environmental impact reduction as a goal and award criteria for the Fund. . Relevant actions will be identified during the Fund's preparation and implementation, and reassessed in the context of its mid- term evaluation.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 176 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 43 b (new)
(43b) The Fund should support industry best practice in corporate governance and procurement practices. This should include the possibility for anonymous and confidential whistleblowing, through hotlines operated by third parties and with procedures in place to prevent retaliation. The award procedure should reflect these corporate governance standards with the goal of raising corporate accountability standards in the European defence sector.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 186 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) support collaborative research projects that could significantly boost the performance of future European capabilities, aiming at maximising innovation and introducing new defence products and technologies, including disruptive ones;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 188 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) support collaborative development projects of defence products and technologies consistent with defence capability priorities commonly agreed by Member States within the framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy and in particular in the context of the CDP of the Common Security and Defence Policy, thus contributing to greater efficiency of defence spending within the Union, achieving greater economies of scale, reducing the risk of unnecessary duplication and as such reducing the fragmentation of defence products and technologies throughout the Union. Ultimately, the Fund will lead to greater interoperability between Member States' capabilities and the acquisition of European equipment by Member States.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 198 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. The financial envelope for the implementation of the European Defence Fund for the period 2021 – 2027 shall be EUR 13 0001 453 000 000 in current priceonstant prices. This financial envelope shall be additional to pre-existing MFF headings.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 230 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2
2. Proposals shall be systematically screened to identify those actions raising complex or serious ethics issues and submit them to an ethics assessment. Ethics screenings and assessments shall be carried out by the Commission with the support of experts on defence ethics. The Commission shall ensure the transparency of the ethics procedures as much as possible, selected on a gender-balanced basis, whose list is public and updated regularly. These experts shall represent a diversity of opinions in the military, technology and civil protection fields (including medical staff). The Commission shall ensure the transparency of the ethics procedures and the experts shall collectively publish an annual report on the ethical issues they had to debate and assess.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 237 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. An Ethics conformity certificate shall be published by the Commission for each project.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 241 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 4
4. If appropriate, eEthics checks shall be carried out by the Commission during the implementation of the action. For serious or complex ethics issues, th, at the Commission's discretion or upon request of the European Parliament. Those checks shall be carried out by the Commission with the support of experts on defence ethics.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 243 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 5
5. Actions which are not ethically acceptable may be rejected or terminated at any time. The termination of an action shall request a majority vote of the European Parliament.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 248 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2
2. The Fund may provide funding in any of the forms laid down in the Financial Regulation, in particular grants, prizes and procurementthe forms of grants, prizes and procurement as laid down in the Financial Regulation. It may also provide financing in the form of financial instruments within blending operations by providing the non- repayable forms of support to blending operations.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 277 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. By derogation from paragraph 1, an applicant established in the Union or in an associated country and controlled by a non- associated third country or a non- associated third country entity may be eligible for funding if this is necessarycritical for achieving the objectives of the action and provided that its participation will not put at risk the security interests of the Union and its Member States. In order to ensure protection of the security interests of the Union and its Member States, the call for proposals shall require the applicant to provide information demonstrating notably that:
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 286 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 2 – point c a (new)
(ca) the non-associated third country or third country entity provides a technological and/or industrial input which could not be supplied by a European entity.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 316 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point i
(i) the development of technologies or assets increasing efficiency and reducing the environmental impact across the life cycle of defence products and technologies;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 336 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 6
6. Actions for the development of products and technologies the use, development or, production or trade of which is prohibited by applicable international law shall not be eligible.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 338 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Actions for the development of products and technologies which could serve the following purposes shall not be eligible: (i) commit or facilitate a serious violation of international humanitarian law; (ii) commit or facilitate a serious violation of international human rights law; (iii) commit or facilitate an act constituting an offense under international conventions or protocols relating to terrorism ; (iv) commit or facilitate an act constituting an offense under international conventions or protocols relating to transnational organized crime.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 341 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. Conversely, actions for the development of products and technologies aiming at the prevention, annulation or mitigation of the effects on human victims of military conducts contrary to international law, shall be encouraged.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 347 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 3
3. For the award of funding for development actions, the Commission shall act by means of implementing acts adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 28 paragraph 2delegated acts.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 349 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) contribution to the industrial autonomy of the European defence industry by enhancing defence technologies or products in line with defence capability priorities agreed by Member States within the framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 351 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) contribution to the security and defence interests of the Union in line with the priorities referred to in Article 3 paragraph 2 and, where appropriate, regional and international cooperative agreements, provided that they serve the Union’s security and defence interests and do not exclude the participation of any Member State;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 357 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(ea) contribution to reducing the environmental impact of defence products, providing innovative solutions enabling the phase out of environmentally harmful substances where possible;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 361 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point f a (new)
(fa) appropriate transparency and accountability provisions among contractors and sub-contractors shall be considered one of the criteria.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 394 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 21 – paragraph 1
Blending operations decided under this Fund shall be implemented in accordance with the [InvestEU regulation] and Title X of the Financial Regulation. The amount of expenditure from this programme to be blended with a financial instrument shall be non-refundable.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 408 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 23 – paragraph 3 – point a
(a) at least two Member States and/or associated countries iprovide guarantendes to procure the final product or use the technology in a coordinated way, including joint procurement;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 420 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 27 – paragraph 1
1. The Fund shall be implemented by annual or multi annual work programmes established in accordance with Article [110] of the Financial Regulation. Work programmes shall set out, where applicable, the overall amount reserved for blending operations. The European Parliament may select a representative group of Members to assist the committee.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 423 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 27 – paragraph 2
2. The Commission shall adopt the work programmes by means of implementing acts in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 28 paragraph 2delegated acts.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 424 #

2018/0254(COD)

2a. Based on the work programmes' elaboration process and in close cooperation with the Committee, the Commission shall carry out an upfront assessment of possible duplication cases with existing capabilities or already funded research or development projects within the EU. Where such duplication cases may occur, no award decision shall be taken on the action in question unless there is an agreement to phase-out the pre-existing technology or equipment, assorted with proper industrial and social transition tools.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 425 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 27 – paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. The work programmes shall set out the categories of projects to be funded under the Programme, in line with the defence priorities referred to in Article 3.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 435 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 2
2. Independent experts shall be Union's citizens identified and selected on the basis of calls for expressions of interest addressed to relevant organisations such as Ministries of Defence and subordinated agencies, research institutes, universities, non-governmental organisations, business associations or enterprises of the defence sector with a view to establishing a list of experts. By derogation from Article [237] of the Financial Regulation, this list shall not be made public that is gender balanced.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 456 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – paragraph 2 a (new)
Indicator 5: Europeanisation of military equipment: Measured by: financial share and geographical spread of Programme- funded projects in terms of European public procurement or potential acquisitions
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 62 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) The InvestEU Fund should contribute to improving the competitiveness of the Union, including in the field of innovation and digitisation, advancing technologies and innovations combatting climate change, the sustainability of the Union's economic growth, the social resilience and inclusiveness and the integration of the Union capital markets, including solutions addressing their fragmentation and diversifying sources of financing for the Union enterprises. To that end, it should support projects that are technically and economically viable by providing a framework for the use of debt, risk sharing and equity instruments underpinned by a guarantee from the Union's budget and by contributions from implementing partners. It should be demand-driven while support under the InvestEU Fund should at the same time focus on contributing to meeting policy objectives of the Union.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 68 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The InvestEU Fund should support investments in tangible and intangible assets to foster sustainable growth, investment and employment, and thereby contributing to improved well-being and fairer income distribution in the Union. Intervention through the InvestEU Fund should complement Union support delivered through grants.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 72 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) The Union endorsed the objectives set out in the United Nations Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement in 2015 as well as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. To achieve the agreed objectives, including those embedded in the environmental policies of the Union, action pursuing sustainable development is to be stepped up significantly. Therefore, the principles of sustainable development should feature prominently inmust be the basis of the design of the InvestEU Fund.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 76 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) Reflecting the importance of tackling climate change in line with the Union's commitments to implement the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the InvestEU Programme will contribute to mainstream climate actions and to the achievement of an overall target of 2530 % of the Union budget expenditures supporting climate objectives. Actions under the InvestEU Programme are expected to contribute 3at least 40 % of the overall financial envelope of the InvestEU Programme to climate objectives. Relevant actions will be identified during the InvestEU Programme's preparation and implementation and reassessed in the context of the relevant evaluations and review processes.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 79 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) The contribution of the InvestEU Fund to the achievement of the climate target will be tracked through an EU climate tracking system developed by the Commission in cooperation with implementing partners and using in an appropriate way the criteria established by [Regulation on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment14 ] for determining whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable. _________________ 14The InvestEU Programme will also contribute to implementing other dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in line with the Communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future which aims to mainstream the SDGs into EU policies and initiatives, with sustainable development as an essential guiding principle for all its policies. _________________ 14 COM(2018)353. COM(2018)353.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 87 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) Low infrastructure investment rates in the Union during the financial crisis undermined the Union's ability to boost sustainable growth, competitiveness and convergence. Sizeable investments in the European infrastructure and energy efficiency are fundamental to meet the Union's sustainability targets, including the Union's commitments towards the SDGs, and the 2030 energy and climate targets. Accordingly, support from the InvestEU Fund should target investments into sustainable development-compatible projects on transport, energy, including energy efficiency and renewable energy, environmental, climate action, maritime and digital infrastructure. InvestEU must prioritise the areas that enable the Union to meet its 2030 and mid-century sustainability and climate targets. To maximise the impact and the value added of Union financing support, it is appropriate to promote a streamlined investment process enabling visibility of the project pipeline and consistency across relevant Union programmes. Bearing in mind security threats, investment projects receiving Union support should take into account principles for the protection of citizens in public spaces. This should be complementary to the efforts made by other Union funds such as the European Regional Development Fund providing support for security components of investments in public spaces, transport, energy and other critical infrastructure.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 94 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13 a (new)
(13a) The Energy Performance of Buildings directive (Directive (EU) 2018/844) requires Member States to establish a long-term renovation strategy to support the renovation of the national stock of residential and non-residential buildings, both public and private, into a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050, facilitating the cost-effective transformation of existing buildings into nearly zero-energy buildings. Member States are also required to facilitate access to appropriate mechanisms for the aggregation of projects and the reduction of the perceived risk for investors and the private sector.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 124 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19 a (new)
(19a) The InvestEU Fund should also support just transition actions and strategies supporting investments addressing the situation of workers in specific sectors like coal/lignite mining, automotive, that could be affected from the transition to a low-carbon economy. The Invest EU fund should be able to support the transformation of those economies towards sustainable activities and attract alternative innovative businesses, start-ups, and industries with the aim of building a sustainable regional economy. Further synergies with additional supporting schemes like the modernisation Fund to be set up for the period 2021-2030 as well as other national and Union ‘s programmes addressing fair transition should also be promoted.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 184 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the sustainability of the Union economy and its growthgrowth of a sustainable economy, enabling the Union to achieve the SDGs and the objectives of the Paris Climate agreement;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 199 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point d a (new)
(da) to contribute to an overall target of at least 30% of the EU budget expenditures that must support climate objectives and to allocate to that end at least 40% of the overall financial envelope of the EUInvest Programme to support investments that will directly help to deliver on the EU’s commitments in the Paris Agreement, the EU's 2030 climate and energy targets monitored by Regulation EU (XX) [Governance of the Energy Union] and a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy by 2050.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 202 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point d b (new)
(db) to increase investment in climate mitigation and adaptation by contributing at least 40% of its overall financial envelope to climate objectives.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 204 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
The EU guarantee for the purposes of the EU compartment referred to in point (a) of Article 8(1) shall be EUR 38 000 000 000 (current prices). It shall be provisioned at the rate of 40 %. The Commission may decide to select a financial institution that has a broad coverage across the Union and knowledge of EU policies.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 208 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
The projects to be financed with the additional amount shall be dedicated exclusively for actions that are eligible under the eligibility criteria set up in the rules of the Union programme under which the amount has been transferred .
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 210 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2
2. The indicative distribution of the amount referred to in the first subparagraph of paragraph 1 is set out in Annex I to this Regulation. The Commission may modify the amounts referred to in that Annex I, where appropriate, by up to 15 % for each objective. It shall inform the European Parliament and the Council of any modification.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 220 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) sustainable infrastructure policy window: comprises sustainable investment in the areas of transport, energy,renewable energy, energy efficiency investments, in line with the 2030 and 2050 energy frameworks; digital connectivity, supply and processing of raw materials, space, oceans and water, waste, nature and other environment infrastructure, equipment, mobile assets and deployment of innovative technologies that contribute to the environmental or social sustainability objectives of the Union, or to both, or meet the environmental or social sustainability standards of the Union;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 241 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
Financing and investment operations under the sustainable infrastructure policy window referred to in point (a) of paragraph (1) shall be subject to climate, environmental and social sustainability proofing with a view to minimise detrimental impacts and maximise benefits on climate, environment and social dimension. For that purpose, promoters requesting financing shall provide adequate information based on guidance to be developed by the Commission. Projects below a certain size defined in the guidance shall be excluded from the proofing., using criteria established by the [Regulation on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment] for determining whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable. Projects below a certain size defined in the guidance shall be excluded from the proofing, but must demonstrate the positive contribution to the environmental and social sustainability objectives of the Union
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 249 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
estimate the impact on employment and job creation;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 250 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 b (new)
contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 252 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 4
4. Implementing partners shall provide the information necessary to allow the tracking of investment that contributes to meeting the Union objectives on climate and environmentsocial, climate and environment objectives of the Union, based on guidance to be provided by the Commission.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 255 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 5
5. Implementing partners shall targetensure that at least 750 % of the investment under the sustainable infrastructure policy window significantly contribute to meeting the Union objectives on climate and environment. , in line with the EU commitments made at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 296 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. The InvestEU Fund shall not support activities related to production, processing, distribution, storage or combustion of fossil fuels, with the exception of investment related to clean vehicles as defined in Article 4 of Directive 2009/33/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 320 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall be advised by an advisory board which shall have two configurations, namely representatives of implementing partners and representatives of Member States. Both configuration shall strive to ensure gender balance among their Members.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 385 #

2018/0229(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – introductory part
The financing and investment operations mayshall</