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1591 Amendments of Martina WERNER

Amendment 4 #

2018/2545(RSP)


Recital A
A. whereas the 23 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU, which make up around 99 % of all businesses and provide more than 90 million jobs while generating some EUR 3.9 trillion in added value, make a vital contribution to economic growth, social cohesion and job creatthe creation and maintenance of quality jobs, sustainable economic growth and social cohesion and are a major source of innovation in the EU;
2018/04/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 8 #

2018/2545(RSP)


Recital B
B. whereas SMEs are disproportionately affected by administrative burdens and financial obstacles by comparison with larger firms and regardless of their organizational structure; whereas at EU and, Member State, regional and local level further efforts could be made to create an SME-friendly environment which go beyond the political pledges already given;
2018/04/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 15 #

2018/2545(RSP)


Recital D
D. whereas a coherent legal environment with clear rules is favourable to all businesses and whereas the SME definition is a tool to overcome market failures and problems stemming from size, volume of assets and business models;
2018/04/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 28 #

2018/2545(RSP)


Paragraph 3
3. Calls on the Commission to prevent larger players from attempting to create specific corporate structures to take advantage of the SME definition, which would lead to a system in which the available support is wrongly distributed more widely and hence not available to SMEs in need; emphasises that an adjustment of the SME definition shouldall not work to the detriment of SMEs, denying them access to public supportlead to unjustified broadening of the scope, which might deny or reduce access to public support for those SMEs facing unfair disadvantages as a consequence of their limited size;
2018/04/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 44 #

2018/2545(RSP)


Paragraph 4
4. Urges the Commission to at leastconsider an update of the SME definition so as to take account of the rise in inflation and labour productivity since 2003; strongly supports an adjustment beyond the index-linking of inflation and labour productivity, in order to take account of future inflation, provide certainty and obviate the need for a rapid further adjustment in the next few year by means of an assessment of the market effects of the current thresholds;
2018/04/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 54 #

2018/2545(RSP)


Paragraph 5
5. Points out that the employee numbers is not a criterion which can be used to draw upa useful and clear criterion and should be maintained; recognises, however, the limitations of the employee number as the sole criterion for accurate EU-wide comparisons, as labour productivity varies from one Member State to another; welcomes, therefore, a shift towardsthe inclusion of the criteria of turnover and balance sheet totals;
2018/04/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 99 #

2018/2545(RSP)


Paragraph 9
9. Is concerned that, despite the considerable contribution they make to employment and growth by virtue of their productivity, MidCaps (enterprises that have outgrown the SME definition but still have typically medium-sized structures) are being neglecteddo not receive appropriate attention by policy-makers; calls, therefore, for a separate definition to be established for these companies based on the criteria that they are family-run, have high equity ratio and employ up to 3000 peopleso as to enable targeted measures for MidCaps while avoiding the risk of broadening the SME definition to an extent that would be detrimental to its original objectives;
2018/04/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 109 #

2018/2545(RSP)


Paragraph 10
10. Calls on the Commission, in addition to the priority EU measures for SMEs, to launch a MidCaps-oriented initiative usingwhich would not merely mirror measures for SMEs but would address specific challenges of MidCaps, using exclusively new funding, which would cover collaborative research access, digitalisation strategies, export market development and an easing of the Basel specifications and data protection rulesdata protection rules where appropriate and fully justified;
2018/04/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 133 #

2018/2545(RSP)


Paragraph 11
11. Takes the view that SME categorisation should not be exclusively based on theEncourages the Commission to consider the inclusion of criteria ofther than employee headcount, annual turnover and balance sheet totals; calls, therefore, for for the SME categorisation while having due regard to the objective of maintaining clear and coherent rules; encourages, in particular, the consideration of the criteria of ‘export- intensive’ (high level of exports in relation to number of employees), ‘largely independently-run’ and ‘high equity ratio’ - to be defined in due course - to be taken into account when categorising companies and for enterprises with these characteristics to at least be exempted from the relevant specific reporting obligations and/or for it to be made easier for them to access financial support;
2018/04/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 141 #

2018/2545(RSP)


Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Underlines that small local public service enterprises that meet the SME criteria fulfil important tasks for local communities; notes that having public ownership does not necessarily imply financial or regulatory support by the public entity due to national legislation, state aid laws and financially weak public entities; stresses that they thus face the same challenges as SMESs, which may lead to unfair competitive disadvantages for these enterprises when they are financially independent, organized under private law or are operating under competitive conditions with private companies; therefore, urges the Commission to re-examine and consider a deletion of the exclusion of enterprises with a public ownership of more than 25% from the SME definition;
2018/04/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 12 #

2018/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Underlines that althoughs currently more than 65 % of battery electric vehicles and plug- in hybrid electric vehicles are produced outside the Union and new mobility will lead to a shift in required skills, it is crucial to ensure the momentum to boost our industry, maintain technological leadership in the automotive sector and create new quality jobs in Europe; calls on the Member States to accelerate the uptake of research related to electro-mobility including by making full use of EU funds; calls, therefore, for adequate and ambitious EU funding under the next multiannual financial framework to address potential gaps;
2018/06/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 16 #

2018/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Welcomes the aforementioned Commission communication on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, notes, however, that the National Framework Plans (NFPs) do not add up to a sufficient deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure for the projected uptake of alternative-fuel mobility by 2025; therefore calls upon the Commission to require Member States to include in their NPFs mandatory minimum targets, while also taking into account the projected and realised uptake of alternative-fuel vehicles and their technological progress, as well as with a view to realising a trans-European infrastructure network for alternative fuels;
2018/06/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 21 #

2018/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Underlines that the Commission's evaluation sees an additional investment need of EUR 5.2 billion by 2020 and an additional EUR 16-22 billion by 2025; welcomes the Commission's effort to provide an additional EUR 800 million through European funding; highlights, however, that additional support instruments at Union and Member State level are needed to mobilise appropriate public and private investment;
2018/06/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 24 #

2018/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 c (new)
1c. Suggests setting up a European Clean Mobility Fund to address the projected investment shortfall; calls for the fund to be co-financed between the public and private sector with the European Union and Member States contributing 10% and industry, notably manufacturers, suppliers, energy produces, charging point operators and other interested partners contributing 90% of the total size of the fund; recommends that contributing parties shall have preferential access to financing provided through CEF, the EIB and the EC IPE;
2018/06/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 27 #

2018/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 d (new)
1d. Notes with concern that the level of ambition of Member States differs greatly; urges Member States to ensure the rapid deployment of sufficient alternative fuels infrastructure, especially along TEN-T Core and Comprehensive networks and urban areas at the first stage; calls upon Member States to develop and adjust their national policy frameworks to this end and scale up implementation efforts where goals are sufficiently ambitious;
2018/06/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 30 #

2018/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Calls on transmission system operators and distribution system operators to ensure the stability of local grids and to mitigate a future energy consumption peak and thus a de facto potential increase in energy prices; stresses, therefore, the crucial need to develop and invest in smart charging technologies, including smart grids; underlines that although smart charging will go hand in hand with self- consumption and active consumers, security of supply is essential and smart charging technologies can contribute to a successful energy transition;
2018/06/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 36 #

2018/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses the importance of ensuring fair access for electricity providers to recharging points in order to avoid a monopoly situation; calls on the Commission to promote open access for all relevant actors, including local authorities, municipal enterprises to the market to ensure that consumers have a free choice of energy suppliers and energy source; calls on the Commission to make sure that the legal framework for the provision of charging points allows for local authorities and municipal enterprises in the field of energy provision also to act as providers of charging points;
2018/06/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 50 #

2018/2023(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Regrets that progress regarding the availability of alternatively powered vehicles, in particular busses, is slow and calls on manufacturers to step up efforts in this regard;
2018/06/19
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 34 #

2018/0332(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 5
(5) This Directive should not prejudice the right of each Member State to decide on the standard time or times for the territories under its jurisdiction and falling under the territorial scope of the Treaties, and on further changes thereto. However, in order to ensure that the application of summer-time arrangements by some Member States only does not disrupt the functioning of the internal market, Member States should take their decisions in the context of the coordination mechanism and refrain from changing the standard time in any given territory under their jurisdiction for reasons related to seasonal changes, be such change presented as a change of time zone, especially if such a change would affect the geographical coherence of the time zones present in Europe. Moreover, in order to minimise disruptions, inter alia, to transport, communications and other concerned sectors, they should notify the Commission in due time of their intention to change their standard time and subsequently apply the notified changes. The Commission should, on the basis of that notification, inform all other Member States so that they can take all necessary measures. It should also inform the general public and stakeholders by publishing this information.
2019/01/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 16 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
The Committee on Foreign Affairs calls on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, as the committee responsible, to propose the rejection of the Commission proposal.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 20 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) In the European Defence Action Plan, adopted on 30 November 2016, the Commission committed to complement, leverage and consolidate collaborative efforts by Member States in developing defence technological and industrial capabilities to respond to security challenges, as well as to foster a competitive, innovative and efficient European defence industry. It proposed in particular to launch a European Defence Fund (the 'Fund') to support investments in joint research and the joint development of defence products and technologies, thus fostering synergies and cost-effectiveness, and to promote the Member States’ joint purchase and maintenance of defence equipment. This Fund would complement national funding already used for this purpose and should act as an incentive for Member States to cooperate and invest more in defence. The Fund would support cooperation during the whole cycle of defence products and technologies, as well as conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 21 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) The Fund would contribute to the establishment of a strong, competitiveintegrated and innovative defence industrial and technological base, ans well as to efficiency gains enabling the reduction of the overall defence spending in the Union, while at the same time ensuring the necessary defence capabilities to perform the essential core tasks of collective defence, crisis management and cooperative security. The Fund would go hand in hand with the Union's initiatives towards a more integrated European Defence Market and in particular, the two Directives6 on procurement and on EU transfers in the defence sector adopted in 2009. _________________ 6 Directive 2009/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, simplifying terms and conditions of transfers of defence-related products within the Community, OJ L 146, 10.6.2009, p. 1; Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the coordination of procedures for the award of certain works contracts, supply contracts and service contracts by contracting authorities or entities in the fields of defence and security, OJ L 216, 20.8.2009, p. 76.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 24 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) Following an integrated approach and in order to contribute to the enhancement of the competitivenesintegration, efficiency gains 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 autonomy of the Union's defence industry thereby contributing to the Union's strategic autonomy in line with the political goals of the Common Foreign and Security Policy 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: AFET
Amendment 26 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) The Fund should not support pure basic research which should instead be supported through other schemes but may include defence oriented basic research likely to form the basis of the solution to recognised or expected problems or possibilities, dual-use research and research on conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 31 #

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 as 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 and should be excluded from Union funding.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 33 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) As the objective of the Fund is to support the competitiveness and innovintegration, efficiency and innovation and alleviating any potential negative effects of the integration of the Union defence industry by leveraging and complementing collaborative defence research and technology activities and de-alleviating some of the risking of the development phase of cooperative projects, actions related to the research and development of a defence product or technology, as well as those aiming at conversion from military to civil production 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: AFET
Amendment 35 #

2018/0254(COD)

(10) Given that the Fund aims particularly at enhancing cooperation between legal entities and Member States across Europe, an action should be eligible for funding only if it is undertaken by a cooperation of at least threefour legal entities based in at least three different Member States and/or associated countries. At least threefour of these legal eligible entities established in at least two different Member States and/or associated countries should not be effectively controlled, directly or indirectly, by the same entity or should not control each other. In order to boost the cooperation between Member States the Fund may support joint pre- commercial procurement ; This rule shall not apply to actions in support of conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 40 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12
(12) As the Fund aims at enhancing the competitivenessintegration, interoperability, efficiency and autonomy of the Union's defence industry, only entities established in the Union or associated countries and not subject to control by non-associated third countries or non-associated third country entities should in principle be eligible for support. Additionally, in order to ensure the protection of essential security and defence interests of the Union and its Member States, the infrastructure, facilities, assets and resources used by the recipients and their subcontractors in actions supported by the Fund should not be located on the territory of non- associated third countries.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 46 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) If a consortium wishes to participate in an eligible action and the financial assistance of the Union is to take the form of a grant, the consortium should appoint one of its members as a coordinator who will be the principal point of contact and who shall regularly report back to the EU institutions on the status of the action funded under the Programme.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 48 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) In case a development action supported by the Fund is managed by a project manager appointed by Member States or associated countries, the Commission should inform the project manager prior to executing the payment to the recipient so that the project manager can ensure that the time-frames are respected by the recipients. Under certain circumstances, tThe project manager cshould provide the Commission with its observations on the progress of the action so that the Commission can validate whether the conditions to proceed to the payment are fulfilled.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 49 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18
(18) Given the specificities of the defence industry where demand comes almost exclusively from Member States and associated countries, which also control all acquisition of defence-related products and technologies, including exports, the functioning of thith its high fragmentation and resulting inefficiency across Member States, the possibility to apply for financial support from the fund will foster a more defence sector is unique and does not follow the conventional rules and business models that govern more traditional markets. Industry therefore cannot undertake substantial self-funded defence Research and Development (R&D) projects and Member States and associated countries normally fully fund all R&D costfective use of defence spending as incentivising cross-border cooperation and the development of common prototypes will reduce fragmentation. To achieve the objectives of the Fund, notably to incentivise cooperation between companies from different Member States and associated countries, and taking into account the specifics of the defence sector, up to totality50% of the eligible costs should be covered for actions that take place ahead of the development of prototypes phase.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 53 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) For actions beyond the prototype phase, funding up to 860% should be foreseen. These actions which are closer to product and technology finalisation may still involve substantial costs.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 56 #

2018/0254(COD)

(22) In order to ensure that the funded actions will contribute to the competitivenessintegration, interoperability and efficiency of the European defence industry, it is important that Member States already intend to jointly procure the final product or use the technology, notably through joint cross- border procurement, where Member States jointly organise their procurement procedures in particular with the use of a central purchasing body.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 57 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) The promotion of innovation and technological development in the Union defence industry should take place in a manner coherent with the security and defence interestserve the security and defence interests of the Union. Taking into account the specific nature of the defence sector, any action in the field of defence industry should be closely coordinated and be coherent with the foreign and security policies and priorities of the Union. Accordingly, the action's contribution to those interests and to the defence research and capability priorities commonly agreed by Member States in line with Union policies and political priorities should serve as an award criterion. Within the Union, common defence research and capability shortfalls are identified in the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) framework notably through Overarching Strategic Research Agenda and the Capability Development Plan. Other Union processes such as the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence and the Permanent Structured Cooperation will support the implementation of relevant priorities through identifying and taking forward opportunities for enhanced cooperation with a view to fulfilling the EU level of ambition on security and defence. Where appropriate, regional and international priorities, including those in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation context, may also be taken into account if they are in line with Union priorities and do not prevent any Member State or an associated country from participating, while also taking into account that unnecessary duplication should be avoided.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 65 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) The Commission will take into account the other activities financed under the Horizon Europe Framework programme in order to avoid unnecessary duplication and, ensure the cross- fertilisation between civil and defence research and ensured that Horizon Europe remains a purely civil research programme.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 67 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) An integrated approach should be ensured by bringing together activities covered by the Preparatory Action on Defence Research launched by the Commission within the meaning of Article [58 (2) (b)] of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/…of the European Parliament and of the Council (the ‘Financial Regulation’) and the European Defence Industrial Development Programme established by Regulation (EC) No … of the European Parliament and of the Council and to harmonise the conditions for participation, to create a more coherent set of instruments, to increase the innovative, collaborative and economic impact, while avoiding unnecessary duplication and fragmentation. With this integrated approach, the Fund would also contribute to a better exploitation of the results of defence research, covering the gap between research and development taking into account the specificities of the defence sector, and promoting all forms of innovation, including disruptive innovation where possible failure should be accepted and conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 70 #

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 and representatives from the European Parliament. In order to benefit from its expertise in the defence sector, the European Defence Agency will be given the status of an observer participant in the committee. Given the specificities of the defence area, the European External Action Service should also assistparticipate in the committee of Member States.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 71 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 33
(33) In order to support an open internal market, participation of cross- border SMEs and mid-caps, either as members of consortia or as subcontractors, should be encouraged.deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 74 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34
(34) The Commission should endeavour to maintain dialogue with Member States, the European Parliament, defence experts from academia, trade unions and industry to ensure the success of the Fund.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 77 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 40
(40) Pursuant to paragraph 22 and 23 of the Inter-institutional agreement for Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016, there is a need to evaluate this regulation on the basis of information collected through specific monitoring requirements, while avoiding overregulation and administrative burdens, in particular on Member States. These requirements, where appropriate, can include measurable indicators, as a basis for evaluating the effects of the regulation on the ground. The Commission should carry out an interim evaluation no later than fourat the end of every financial years after the start of the Fund implementation and a final evaluation at the end of the implementation period of the Fund, examining the financial activities in terms of financial implementation results and to the extent possible at that point in time, results and impact. This report should also analyse the cross-border participation of SMEs and mid-caps in projects supported by the Fund as well as the participation of SMEs and mid-caps to the global value chain. The Commission may also propose amendments to this Regulation to react on possible developments during the implementation of the Fund.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 78 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 40 a (new)
(40a) The Commission, when monitoring and controlling the export of arms and technologies produced with funding from the European Union to countries other than NATO, EU and NATO equivalent countries shall be assisted by a supervisory board made up of the European Parliament, Commission, European External Action Service and EU Member States (hereafter referred to as the Supervisory Body).
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 80 #

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. Relevant actions will be identified during the Fund's preparation and implementation, and reassessed in the context of its mid-term evaluation. As military bases are amongst the biggest energy consumers and are increasingly affected by the effects of climate change, the fund should contribute special attention to incorporating climate action into its portfolio by awarding climate sensitive projects with greater financial support.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 81 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 42
(42) As the Fund supports only the research and development phases of defence products and technologies, in principle tThe Union should not have ownership or intellectual property rights (IPRs) over the products or technologies resulting from the funded actions unless the Union assistance is provided through procurement. However, for research actions, interested Member States and associated countries should have the possibility to use the results of funded actions and participate in follow-up cooperative development and therefore derogations to that principle should be allowed.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 83 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 43
(43) The Union financial support should notwill affect the transfer of defence-related products within the Union in accordance with Directive 2009/43/CE of the European Parliament and the Council15 , noras well as the export of products, equipment or technologies. The Commission when monitoring and controlling the export of arms and technologies produced with financial assets from the Fund shall be assisted by a supervisory body made up of the European Parliament, European Commission, European External Action Service and EU Member States (hereafter referred to as the Supervisory Body). _________________ 15 Directive 2009/43/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 6 May 2009 simplifying terms and conditions of transfers of defence-related products within the Community (OJ L 146, 10.6.2009, p. 1).
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 87 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 17 a (new)
(17a) 'conversion' means the translation of military structures, products or production lines into civilian usage;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 91 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The general objective of the Fund is to foster the competitivenesscontribute to the political priorities under the CFSP/CSDP framework, and to foster the integration, interoperability, efficiency and innovation capacity, especially in cyber-defence, of the European defence industry, by supporting collaborative actions and cross-border cooperation between legal entities throughout the Union, including SMEs and mid-caps as well as fostering the better exploitation of the industrial potential of innovation, research and technological development, at each stage of the industrial life cycle, thus contributing to the Union strategic autonomy. The Fund should also contribute to the freedom of action of the Union and its autonomy, in particular in technological and industrial terms.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 95 #

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 capabilities, aiming at maximising innovation and integration, and introducing new defence products and technologies, including disruptive ones;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 101 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
The European Parliament rejects the Commission proposal.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 103 #

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, thus contributing to greater efficiency of defence spending within the Union, achieving greater economies of scale, reduceliminating 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.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 105 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point b a (new)
(ba) foster efficiency gains for the overall reduction of costs for defence;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 106 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point b b (new)
(bb) support undertakings in conversion of excess military production into civil production lines.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 106 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) In the European Defence Action Plan, adopted on 30 November 2016, the Commission committed to complement, leverage and consolidate collaborative efforts by Member States in developing defence technological and industrial capabilities to respond to security challenges, as well as to foster a competitive, innovative and efficient European defence industry. It proposed in particular to launch a European Defence Fund (the 'Fund') to support investments in joint research and the joint development of defence products and technologies, thus fostering synergies and cost-effectiveness, and to promote the Member States’ joint purchase and maintenance of defence equipment. This Fund would complement national funding already used for this purpose and should act as an incentive for Member States to cooperate and invest more in defence. The Fund would support cooperation during the whole cycle of defence products and technologies, as well as conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 107 #

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 13 000 000 000 in current prices. Encourages Member States to compensate EU defence expenses by savings in their national expenses.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 108 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) The Fund would contribute to the establishment of a strong, competitiveintegrated and innovative defence industrial and technological base, ans well as to efficiency gains enabling the reduction of the overall defence spending in the Union, while at the same time ensuring the necessary defence capabilities to perform the essential core tasks of collective defence, crisis management and cooperative security. The Fund would go hand in hand with the Union's initiatives towards a more integrated European Defence Market and in particular, the two Directives6 on procurement and on EU transfers in the defence sector adopted in 2009. _________________ 6 Directive 2009/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, simplifying terms and conditions of transfers of defence-related products within the Community, OJ L 146, 10.6.2009, p. 1; Directive 2009/81/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the coordination of procedures for the award of certain works contracts, supply contracts and service contracts by contracting authorities or entities in the fields of defence and security, OJ L 216, 20.8.2009, p. 76.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 110 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) up to EUR 4 16 500 000 000 for research actions;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 110 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) Following an integrated approach and in order to contribute to the enhancement of the competitivenesintegration, efficiency gains 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 autonomy of the Union's defence industry thereby contributing to the Union's strategic autonomy in line with the political goals of the Common Foreign and Security Policy 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 112 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) up to EUR 8 96 500 000 000 for development actions.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 115 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 4
4. Up to 25 % of the financial envelope referred to in paragraph 1 shall be devoted to support disruptive technologies for cyber-defence.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 116 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. At least 25% of the financial envelope referred to in paragraph 1 shall be devoted to fostering conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 118 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) The Fund should not support pure basic research which should instead be supported through other schemes but may include defence oriented basic research likely to form the basis of the solution to recognised or expected problems or possibilities, dual-use research and research on conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 121 #

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 as 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 and should be excluded from Union funding.
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 123 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) As the objective of the Fund is to support the competitiveness and innovintegration, efficiency and innovation and alleviating any potential negative effects of the integration of the Union defence industry by leveraging and complementing collaborative defence research and technology activities and de-riskingalleviating some of the risk of the development phase of cooperative projects, actions related to the research and development of a defence product or technology, as well as those aiming at conversion from military to civil production 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 125 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) Given that the Fund aims particularly at enhancing cooperation between legal entities and Member States across Europe, an action should be eligible for funding only if it is undertaken by a cooperation of at least threefour legal entities based in at least three different Member States and/or associated countries. At least threefour of these legal eligible entities established in at least two different Member States and/or associated countries should not be effectively controlled, directly or indirectly, by the same entity or should not control each other. In order to boost the cooperation between Member States the Fund may support joint pre- commercial procurement ; This rule shall not apply to actions in support of conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 128 #

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. They can be invoked by the European Parliament in case its majority suspects an ethical issue with an action. The Commission shall ensure the transparency of the ethics procedures as much as possible.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 132 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 5
5. Actions which are not ethically acceptable mayshall be rejected or terminated at any times soon as the ethical unacceptability is detected.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 132 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12
(12) As the Fund aims at enhancing the competitivenessintegration, interoperability, efficiency and autonomy of the Union's defence industry, only entities established in the Union or associated countries and not subject to control by non-associated third countries or non-associated third country entities should in principle be eligible for support. Additionally, in order to ensure the protection of essential security and defence interests of the Union and its Member States, the infrastructure, facilities, assets and resources used by the recipients and their subcontractors in actions supported by the Fund should not be located on the territory of non- associated third countries.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 135 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2
2. Actions awarded a Seal of Excellence certification, or which comply with the following cumulative, comparative, conditions: (a) they have been assessed in a call for proposals under the Fund; (b) they comply with the minimum quality requirements of that call for proposals; (c) they may not be financed under that call for proposals due to budgetary constraints, may receive support from the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Social Fund or the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, in accordance with paragraph 5 of Article [65] of Regulation (EU) XX [Common Provisions Regulation] and Article [8] of Regulation (EU) XX [Financing, management and monitoring of the Common Agricultural Policy], provided that such actions are consistent with the objectives of the programme concerned. The rules of the Fund providing support shall apply.deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 137 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) they have been assessed in a call for proposals under the Fund;deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 138 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) they comply with the minimum quality requirements of that call for proposals;deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 139 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) they may not be financed under that call for proposals due to budgetary constraints,deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
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 140 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
may receive support from the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Social Fund or the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, in accordance with paragraph 5 of Article [65] of Regulation (EU) XX [Common Provisions Regulation] and Article [8] of Regulation (EU) XX [Financing, management and monitoring of the Common Agricultural Policy], provided that such actions are consistent with the objectives of the programme concerned. The rules of the Fund providing support shall apply.deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 141 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) If a consortium wishes to participate in an eligible action and the financial assistance of the Union is to take the form of a grant, the consortium should appoint one of its members as a coordinator who will be the principal point of contact and who shall regularly report back to the EU institutions on the status of the action funded under the Programme.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 142 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) In case a development action supported by the Fund is managed by a project manager appointed by Member States or associated countries, the Commission should inform the project manager prior to executing the payment to the recipient so that the project manager can ensure that the time-frames are respected by the recipients. Under certain circumstances, tThe project manager cshould provide the Commission with its observations on the progress of the action so that the Commission can validate whether the conditions to proceed to the payment are fulfilled.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 144 #

2018/0254(COD)

(18) Given the specificities of the defence industry where demand comes almost exclusively from Member States and associated countries, which also control all acquisition of defence-related products and technologies, including exports, the functioning of the defence sector is unique and does not follow the conventional rules and business models that govern more traditional markets. Industry therefore cannot undertake substantial self-funded defence Research and Development (R&D) projects and Member States and associated countries normally fully fund all R&D costith its high fragmentation and resulting inefficiency across Member States, the possibility to apply for financial support from the fund will foster a more effective use of defence spending as incentivising cross-border cooperation and the development of common prototypes will reduce fragmentation. To achieve the objectives of the Fund, notably to incentivise cooperation between companies from different Member States and associated countries, and taking into account the specifics of the defence sector, up to totality60% of the eligible costs should be covered for actions that take place ahead of the development of prototypes phase.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 145 #

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 it has been proven that no provider can be found within the Union and if this is necessary 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: AFET
Amendment 145 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) For actions beyond the prototype phase, funding up to 860% should be foreseen. These actions which are closer to product and technology finalisation may still involve substantial costs.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 147 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) In order to ensure that the funded actions will contribute to the competitivenessintegration, interoperability and efficiency of the European defence industry, it is important that Member States already intend to jointly procure the final product or use the technology, notably through joint cross- border procurement, where Member States jointly organise their procurement procedures in particular with the use of a central purchasing body.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 148 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) The promotion of innovation and technological development in the Union defence industry should take place in a manner coherent with the security and defence interestserve the security and defence interests of the Union. Taking into account the specific nature of the defence sector, any action in the field of defence industry should be closely coordinated and be coherent with the foreign and security policies and priorities of the Union. Accordingly, the action's contribution to those interests and to the defence research and capability priorities commonly agreed by Member States in line with Union policies and political priorities should serve as an award criterion. Within the Union, common defence research and capability shortfalls are identified in the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) framework notably through Overarching Strategic Research Agenda and the Capability Development Plan. Other Union processes such as the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence and the Permanent Structured Cooperation will support the implementation of relevant priorities through identifying and taking forward opportunities for enhanced cooperation with a view to fulfilling the EU level of ambition on security and defence. Where appropriate, regional and international priorities, including those in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation context, may also be taken into account if they are in line with Union priorities and do not prevent any Member State or an associated country from participating, while also taking into account that unnecessary duplication should be avoided.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 153 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) The Commission will take into account the other activities financed under the Horizon Europe Framework programme in order to avoid unnecessary duplication and, ensure the cross- fertilisation between civil and defence research and ensure that Horizon Europe remains a purely civil research programme.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 154 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point a
(a) activities aiming to create, underpin and improve new knowledge and defence technology which can achieve significant effects in the area of defence or which aim at supporting undertakings in their conversion from military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 155 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point c
(c) studies, such as studies on conversion from military to civil production or feasibility studies to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service, solution or statistics on the defence industry and projects to pilot the collection of data;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 156 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point d
(d) the design of a defence product, tangible or intangible component or technology as well as the definition of the technical specifications on which such design has been developed which may include partial tests for risk reduction in an industrial or representative environment or a product supporting the conversion from military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 156 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) An integrated approach should be ensured by bringing together activities covered by the Preparatory Action on Defence Research launched by the Commission within the meaning of Article [58 (2) (b)] of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/…of the European Parliament and of the Council (the ‘Financial Regulation’) and the European Defence Industrial Development Programme established by Regulation (EC) No … of the European Parliament and of the Council and to harmonise the conditions for participation, to create a more coherent set of instruments, to increase the innovative, collaborative and economic impact, while avoiding unnecessary duplication and fragmentation. With this integrated approach, the Fund would also contribute to a better exploitation of the results of defence research, covering the gap between research and development taking into account the specificities of the defence sector, and promoting all forms of innovation, including disruptive innovation where possible failure should be accepted and conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 157 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point e
(e) the development of a model of a defence product, tangible or intangible component or technology, which can demonstrate the element's performance in an operational environment (system prototype) or a model of a product supporting the conversion from military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 158 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point f
(f) the testing of a defence product, tangible or intangible component or technology or the testing of a product supporting the conversion from military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
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 159 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point g
(g) the qualification of a defence product or a product supporting the conversion from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology. Qualification is the entire process of demonstrating that the design of a defence product, tangible or intangible component or technology meets the specified requirements. This process provides objective evidence by which particular requirements of a design are demonstrated to have been achieved;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 159 #

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 and representatives from the European Parliament. In order to benefit from its expertise in the defence sector, the European Defence Agency will be given the status of an observer participant in the committee. Given the specificities of the defence area, the European External Action Service should also assistparticipate in the committee of Member States.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 160 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point h
(h) the certification of a defence product or a product supporting the conversion from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology. Certification is the process according to which a national authority certifies that the defence product, tangible or intangible component or technology complies with the applicable regulations;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 160 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 33
(33) In order to support an open internal market, participation of cross- border SMEs and mid-caps, either as members of consortia or as subcontractors, should be encouraged.deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 161 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point i
(i) the development of technologies or assets increasing efficiency across the life cycle of defence products and technologies or supporting the conversion from military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 163 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34
(34) The Commission should endeavour to maintain dialogue with Member States, the European Parliament, defence experts from academia, trade unions and industry to ensure the success of the Fund.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 164 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 4
4. Unless otherwise provided for in the work programme referred to in Article 27, the action shall be undertaken in a cooperation of at least threefour legal entities which are established in at least three different Member States and/or associated countries. At least threefour of these eligible entities established in at least two Member States and/or associated countries shall not, during the whole implementation of the action, be effectively controlled, directly or indirectly, by the same entity, and shall not control each other. This rule shall not apply to actions in support of conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 165 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 40
(40) Pursuant to paragraph 22 and 23 of the Inter-institutional agreement for Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016, there is a need to evaluate this regulation on the basis of information collected through specific monitoring requirements, while avoiding overregulation and administrative burdens, in particular on Member States. These requirements, where appropriate, can include measurable indicators, as a basis for evaluating the effects of the regulation on the ground. The Commission should carry out an interim evaluation no later than fourat the end of every financial years after the start of the Fund implementation and a final evaluation at the end of the implementation period of the Fund, examining the financial activities in terms of financial implementation results and to the extent possible at that point in time, results and impact. This report should also analyse the cross-border participation of SMEs and mid-caps in projects supported by the Fund as well as the participation of SMEs and mid-caps to the global value chain. The Commission may also propose amendments to this Regulation to react on possible developments during the implementation of the Fund.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 166 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 40 a (new)
(40a) The Commission, when monitoring and controlling the export of arms and technologies produced with funding from the European Union to countries other than NATO, EU and NATO equivalent countries shall be assisted by a supervisory board made up of the European Parliament, Commission, European External Action Service and EU Member States (hereafter referred to as the Supervisory Body).
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 167 #

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. Relevant actions will be identified during the Fund's preparation and implementation, and reassessed in the context of its mid-term evaluation. As military bases are amongst the biggest energy consumers and increasingly affected by the effects of climate change, the fund should pay special attention to incorporating climate action into its portfolio by awarding climate sensitive projects with greater financial support.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 170 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Actions in relation to products listed in Annex I (a) shall not be funded. Actions in relation to products listed in Annex I (b) shall not be funded if they are developed mainly for export purposes.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 170 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 42
(42) As the Fund supports only the research and development phases of defence products and technologies, in principle tThe Union should not have ownership or intellectual property rights (IPRs) over the products or technologies resulting from the funded actions unless the Union assistance is provided through procurement. However, for research actions, interested Member States and associated countries should have the possibility to use the results of funded actions and participate in follow-up cooperative development and therefore derogations to that principle should be allowed.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 171 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 43
(43) The Union financial support should notwill affect the transfer of defence-related products within the Union in accordance with Directive 2009/43/CE of the European Parliament and the Council15 , noras well as the export of products, equipment or technologies. The Commission when monitoring and controlling the export of arms and technologies produced with financial assets from the Fund shall be assisted by a supervisory body made up of the European Parliament, European Commission, European External Action Service and EU Member States (hereafter referred to as the Supervisory Body). _________________ 15 Directive 2009/43/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 6 May 2009 simplifying terms and conditions of transfers of defence-related products within the Community (OJ L 146, 10.6.2009, p. 1).
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 172 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. The action shall be in line with the tasks referred to in Article 42 TEU for peace keeping, conflict prevention and strengthening international security in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 177 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 1 a (new)
(1a) 'conversion' means the translation of military structures, products or production lines into civilian usage;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 179 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) contribution to the competitivenessintegration and efficiency of the European defence industry, in particular by creating new market opportunities and accelerating the growth of companies throughout the Union;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 180 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The general objective of the Fund is to foster the competitivenesscontribute to the political priorities under the CFSP/CSDP framework, and to foster the integration, interoperability, efficiency and innovation capacity, especially in cyber-defence, of the European defence industry, by supporting collaborative actions and cross-border cooperation between legal entities throughout the Union, including SMEs and mid-caps as well as fostering the better exploitation of the industrial potential of innovation, research and technological development, at each stage of the industrial life cycle, thus contributing to the Union strategic autonomy. The Fund should also contribute to the freedom of action of the Union and its autonomy, in particular in technological and industrial terms.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 183 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) contribution to the creation of new cross-border cooperation between legal entities, in particular for SMEs which are established in Member States and/or associated countries other than those where the entities in the consortium which are not SMEs are established;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 185 #

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 capabilities, aiming at maximising innovation and integration, and introducing new defence products and technologies, including disruptive ones;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 186 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(ea) contribution to the conversion from excess military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 189 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1
1. The Fund may finance up to 1060% of the eligible costs of an action without prejudice to the co-financing principle.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 192 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) for actions defined in Article 11(3) f) to h) the financial assistance of the Fund shall not exceed 860% of the eligible costs of the action.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 193 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 – point b
(b) a consortium shall benefit from a funding rate increased by the percentage points equivalent to the percentage of the total eligible costs allocated to SMEs established in a Member State or an associated country other than those in which the consortium members that are not SMEs are established in;deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 193 #

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, thus contributing to greater efficiency of defence spending within the Union, achieving greater economies of scale, reduceliminating 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.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 194 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 – point c
(c) a consortium shall benefit from a funding rate increased by the percentage points equivalent to the quarter of the percentage of the total eligible costs allocated to mid-caps established in a Member State or an associated country other than those in which the other consortium members that are not SMEs or mid-caps are established in;deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 195 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point b a (new)
(ba) contribute to innovative conversion of military to civilian production;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 196 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point b b (new)
(bb) foster efficiency gains for the overall reduction of costs for defence;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 197 #

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 13 000 000 000 in current prices. Spending from the EU budget shall be compensated by savings in national defence budgets.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 201 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) up to EUR 4 16 500 000 000 for research actions;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 204 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) up to EUR 8 96 500 000 000 for development actions.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 205 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 1
1. The results of the actions shall be owned by the beneficiaries generating them. Where legal entities jointly generate results, and where their respective contributUnion institutions, bodies, offices or agencies enjoy, for the duly justified purpose of developing, implementing and monitoring Union policies or programmes, access rights solely to the results of a beneficiary that has received Union funding. Such access rights are limited to non-commercial and non-competitive use. Such access is to be granted on a royalty-free basis. With regard to results which are generated by beneficiaries that have received funding under the Programme, the agreement between the Commission cannot be ascertained, or where it is not possible to separate such joint results, the legal end the beneficiary shall provide that the Commission may object to transfers of ownership or to grants of a licence to third parties established in a third country not associated with the Programme, if it considers that the grant or transfer is inconsistent with ethical principles of the EU Common Position on arms exports or security considerations. Where appropriate, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary will provide that the Commission is to be notitfies shall have joint ownership of the resultsd at least six months in advance of any such transfer of ownership or grant of a licence. Non-compliance with these provisions will be subject to measures stipulated in Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 and Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 206 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. In order to respond to unforeseen circumstances or to new developments and needs, the Commission may, within the annual budgetary procedure, deviate from the amounts referred to in paragraph 2 by a maximum of 10%.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 212 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 4
4. Up to 25 % of the financial envelope referred to in paragraph 1 shall be devoted to support disruptive technologies for cyber-defence.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 213 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. At least 25 % of the financial envelope referred to in paragraph 1 shall be devoted to fostering conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 214 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 5
5. Resources allocated to Member States under shared management may, at their request, be transferred to the Fund. The Commission shall implement those resources directly in accordance with Article [62(1)(a)] of the Financial Regulation. Where possible those resources shall be used for the benefit of the Member State concerned.deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 217 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the contribution to increasing efficiency across the life cycle of defence products and technologies, including cost- effectiveness and the potential for synergies in the procurement and maintenance process and disposal processes, as well as conversion from excess military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 218 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 – paragraph 1
1. The Union shall not own the products or technologies resulting from development actions, nor shall it have any intellectual property rights regarding the results of the actionsinstitutions, bodies, offices or agencies enjoy, for the duly justified purpose of developing, implementing and monitoring Union policies or programmes, access rights solely to the results of a beneficiary that has received Union funding. Such access rights are limited to non-commercial and non-competitive use. Such access is to be granted on a royalty-free basis. With regard to results which are generated by beneficiaries that have received funding under the Programme, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary shall provide that the Commission may object to transfers of ownership or to grants of a licence to third parties established in a third country not associated with the Programme, if it considers that the grant or transfer is inconsistent with ethical principles of the EU Common Position on arms exports or security considerations. Where appropriate, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary will provide that the Commission is to be notified at least six months in advance of any such transfer of ownership or grant of a licence. Non-compliance with these provisions will be subject to measures stipulated in Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 and Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 229 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall be assisted by an expert committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011selected transparently and with a balanced participation of defence experts from academia, research organisations, EU institutions including the European Parliament and think tanks. The European Defence Agency shall be invited as an observer participant to provide its views and expertise. The European External Action Service shall also be invited to assistparticipate.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 232 #

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. They can be invoked by the European Parliament in case its majority suspects an ethical issue with an action. The Commission shall ensure the transparency of the ethics procedures as much as possible. .
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 233 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 2
2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply.deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 235 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall appoint independent experts from academia, research organisations and think tanks transparently to assist in the evaluation of proposals pursuant to Article [237] of the Financial Regulation. It may also appoint independent experts to advise on or assist with the monitoring of the implementation of actions carried out. Experts from the defence industry shall not be identified to avoid bias.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 244 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 5
5. Actions which are not ethically acceptable mayshall be rejected or terminated at any times soon as the ethical unacceptability is detected.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 249 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 31 – paragraph 3
3. The Commission shall regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Fund and annually report to the Parliament and the Council on the progress made. To this end, the Commission shall put in place necessary monitoring arrangements.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 250 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2
2. Actions awarded a Seal of Excellence certification, or which comply with the following cumulative, comparative, conditions: (a) they have been assessed in a call for proposals under the Fund; (b) they comply with the minimum quality requirements of that call for proposals; (c) they may not be financed under that call for proposals due to budgetary constraints, may receive support from the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Social Fund or the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, in accordance with paragraph 5 of Article [65] of Regulation (EU) XX [Common Provisions Regulation] and Article [8] of Regulation (EU) XX [Financing, management and monitoring of the Common Agricultural Policy], provided that such actions are consistent with the objectives of the programme concerned. The rules of the Fund providing support shall apply.deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 251 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 31 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Member States shall report to the Commission or the EU Delegations on their exports of EU-funded defence technologies and equipment to Third Countries on a six-monthly basis . The Commission shall setup a tracking mechanism to verify the end-use and end- users of defence technologies and equipment funded by the Programme and exported to Third Countries and report back to the European Parliament on a yearly basis.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 251 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) they have been assessed in a call for proposals under the Fund;deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 252 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 32 – paragraph 1
1. Evaluations shall be carried out in a timely mannerannually to feed into the decision- making process.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 252 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) they comply with the minimum quality requirements of that call for proposals;deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 253 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 32 – paragraph 2
2. The interim evaluation of the Fund shall be performed once there is sufficient information available about the implementation of the Fund, but no later than four years after the start of the Fund implementation at the end of every financial year. The interim evaluation report will include notably, an assessment of the governance of the Fund, implementation rates, project award results including SMEs and mid-caps involvement and the degree of their cross-border participation, information about exports of funded products or technologies, an evaluation of the increase in efficiency and in the elimination of unnecessary duplications, the state of conversion from military to civil production and funding granted in accordance with Article [195] of the Financial Regulation by 31 July 2024. The Commission may submit proposals for any appropriate amendments to the present regulation.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 253 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) they may not be financed under that call for proposals due to budgetary constraints,deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 254 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
may receive support from the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Social Fund or the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, in accordance with paragraph 5 of Article [65] of Regulation (EU) XX [Common Provisions Regulation] and Article [8] of Regulation (EU) XX [Financing, management and monitoring of the Common Agricultural Policy], provided that such actions are consistent with the objectives of the programme concerned. The rules of the Fund providing support shall apply.deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 255 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 32 – paragraph 3
3. At the end of the implementation period but no later than four years after the 31 December 2031, a final evaluation of the Fund implementation shall be carried out by the Commission. The final evaluation report shall include the results of the implementation and to the extent possible given timing the impact of the Fund. The report - building on relevant consultations of Member States and associated countries and key stakeholders - shall notably assess the progress made towards the achievement of objectives set out in Article 3. It shall also analyse cross border participation, including of SMEs and mid-caps in projects implemented under the Fund as well as the integration of SMEs and Mid-caps in the global value chain. The evaluation shall also contain information on the countries of origin of the recipients and, where possible, the distribution of the generated intellectual property rights, as well as about exports of funded products or technologies. It shall further evaluate of the increase inefficiency and in the elimination of unnecessary duplications and the state of conversion from military to civil production.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 262 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I a (new)
ANNEX I(a) Non eligible products · Weapons of mass destruction and related warhead technologies; · Banned weapons and munitions and weapons not compliant with international humanitarian law; · Fully autonomous weapons that enable strikes to be carried out without meaningful human control as well as IA software, dual-use and military components that leave to the machine the final decision to apply lethal force; · Weapon systems that are not regulated by international legal frameworks that have been ratified by the European Union or all EU member states individually to prevent misuse.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 263 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I b (new)
ANNEX I(b) Non eligible products, when they are mainly developed for export purposes: · Small arms and light weapons.
2018/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 270 #

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 it has been proven that no provider can be found within the Union and if this is necessary 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 305 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point a
(a) activities aiming to create, underpin and improve new knowledge and defence technology which can achieve significant effects in the area of defence or which aim at supporting undertakings in their conversion from military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 308 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point c
(c) studies, such as studies on conversion from military to civil production or feasibility studies to explore the feasibility of a new or improved technology, product, process, service, solution or statistics on the defence industry and projects to pilot the collection of data;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 310 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point d
(d) the design of a defence product, tangible or intangible component or technology as well as the definition of the technical specifications on which such design has been developed which may include partial tests for risk reduction in an industrial or representative environment or a product supporting the conversion from military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 311 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point e
(e) the development of a model of a defence product, tangible or intangible component or technology, which can demonstrate the element's performance in an operational environment (system prototype) or a model of a product supporting the conversion from military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 312 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point f
(f) the testing of a defence product, tangible or intangible component or technology or the testing of a product supporting the conversion from military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 313 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point g
(g) the qualification of a defence product or a product supporting the conversion from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology. Qualification is the entire process of demonstrating that the design of a defence product, tangible or intangible component or technology meets the specified requirements. This process provides objective evidence by which particular requirements of a design are demonstrated to have been achieved;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 314 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point h
(h) the certification of a defence product or a product supporting the conversion from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology. Certification is the process according to which a national authority certifies that the defence product, tangible or intangible component or technology complies with the applicable regulations;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 315 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3 – point i
(i) the development of technologies or assets increasing efficiency across the life cycle of defence products and technologies or supporting the conversion from military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 323 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 4
4. Unless otherwise provided for in the work programme referred to in Article 27, the action shall be undertaken in a cooperation of at least threefour legal entities which are established in at least three different Member States and/or associated countries. At least threefour of these eligible entities established in at least two Member States and/or associated countries shall not, during the whole implementation of the action, be effectively controlled, directly or indirectly, by the same entity, and shall not control each other. This rule shall not apply to actions in support of conversion from military to civil production.
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 339 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Actions in relation to products listed in Annex A shall not be funded. Actions in relation to products listed in Annex B shall not be funded if they are developed mainly for export purposes.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 342 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. The action shall be in line with the tasks referred to in Article 42 TEU for peace keeping, conflict prevention and strengthening international security in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 348 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) contribution to the competitivenessintegration and efficiency of the European defence industry, in particular by creating new market opportunities and accelerating the growth of companies throughout the Union;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 355 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) contribution to the creation of new cross-border cooperation between legal entities, in particular for SMEs which are established in Member States and/or associated countries other than those where the entities in the consortium which are not SMEs are established;
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 359 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(ea) contribution to the conversion from excess military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 366 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1
1. The Fund may finance up to 1060% of the eligible costs of an action without prejudice to the co-financing principle.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 369 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) for actions defined in Article 11(3) f) to h) the financial assistance of the Fund shall not exceed 860% of the eligible costs of the action.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 373 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 – point b
(b) a consortium shall benefit from a funding rate increased by the percentage points equivalent to the percentage of the total eligible costs allocated to SMEs established in a Member State or an associated country other than those in which the consortium members that are not SMEs are established in;deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 375 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 – point c
(c) a consortium shall benefit from a funding rate increased by the percentage points equivalent to the quarter of the percentage of the total eligible costs allocated to mid-caps established in a Member State or an associated country other than those in which the other consortium members that are not SMEs or mid-caps are established in;deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 395 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 1
1. The results of the actions shall be owned by the beneficiaries generating them. Where legal entities jointly generate results, and where their respective contributUnion institutions, bodies, offices or agencies enjoy, for the duly justified purpose of developing, implementing and monitoring Union policies or programmes, access rights solely to the results of a beneficiary that has received Union funding. Such access rights are limited to non-commercial and non-competitive use. Such access is to be granted on a royalty-free basis. With regard to results which are generated by beneficiaries that have received funding under the Programme, the agreement between the Commission cannot be ascertained, or where it is not possible to separate such joint results, the legal end the beneficiary shall provide that the Commission may object to transfers of ownership or to grants of a licence to third parties established in a third country not associated with the Programme, if it considers that the grant or transfer is inconsistent with ethical principles of the EU Common Position on arms exports or security considerations. Where appropriate, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary will provide that the Commission is to be notitfies shall have joint ownership of the resultsd at least six months in advance of any such transfer of ownership or grant of a licence. Non-compliance with these provisions will be subject to measures stipulated in Regulation (EU, Euratom)No966/2012 and Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 412 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the contribution to increasing efficiency across the life cycle of defence products and technologies, including cost- effectiveness and the potential for synergies in the procurement and maintenance process and disposal processes, as well as conversion from excess military to civil production;
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 414 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 – paragraph 1
1. The Union shall not own the products or technologies resulting from development actions, nor shall it have any intellectual property rights regarding the results of the actionsinstitutions, bodies, offices or agencies enjoy, for the duly justified purpose of developing, implementing and monitoring Union policies or programmes, access rights solely to the results of a beneficiary that has received Union funding. Such access rights are limited to non-commercial and non-competitive use. Such access is to be granted on a royalty-free basis. With regard to results which are generated by beneficiaries that have received funding under the Programme, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary shall provide that the Commission may object to transfers of ownership or to grants of a licence to third parties established in a third country not associated with the Programme, if it considers that the grant or transfer is inconsistent with ethical principles of the EU Common Position on arms exports or security considerations. Where appropriate, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary will provide that the Commission is to be notified at least six months in advance of any such transfer of ownership or grant of a licence. Non-compliance with these provisions will be subject to measures stipulated in Regulation (EU, Euratom )No 966/2012 and Regulation (EU)No 1268/2012.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 426 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall be assisted by an expert committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011selected transparently and with a balanced participation of defence experts from academia, research organisations, EU institutions including the European Parliament and think tanks. The European Defence Agency shall be invited as an observer participant to provide its views and expertise. The European External Action Service shall also be invited to assistparticipate.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 430 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 2
2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply.deleted
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 432 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall appoint independent experts from academia, research organisations and think tanks transparently to assist in the evaluation of proposals pursuant to Article [237] of the Financial Regulation. It may also appoint independent experts to advise on or assist with the monitoring of the implementation of actions carried out. Experts from the defence industry shall not be identified to avoid bias.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 442 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 31 – paragraph 3
3. The Commission shall regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of the Fund and annually report to the Parliament and the Council on the progress made. To this end, the Commission shall put in place necessary monitoring arrangements.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 444 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 31 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Member States shall report to the Commission or the EU Delegations on their exports of EU-funded defence technologies and equipment to Third Countries on a six-monthly basis. The Commission shall setup a tracking mechanism to verify the end-use and end- users of defence technologies and equipment funded by the Programme and exported to Third Countries and report back to the European Parliament on a yearly basis.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 445 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 32 – paragraph 1
1. Evaluations shall be carried out in a timely mannerannually to feed into the decision- making process.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 446 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 32 – paragraph 2
2. The interim evaluation of the Fund shall be performed once there is sufficient information available about the implementation of the Fund, but no later than four years after the start of the Fund implementation at the end of every financial year. The interim evaluation report will include notably, an assessment of the governance of the Fund, implementation rates, project award results including SMEs and mid-caps involvement and the degree of their cross-border participation, information about exports of funded products or technologies, an evaluation of the increase in efficiency and in the elimination of unnecessary duplications, the state of conversion from military to civil production and funding granted in accordance with Article [195] of the Financial Regulation by 31 July 2024. The Commission may submit proposals for any appropriate amendments to the present regulation.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 448 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 32 – paragraph 3
3. At the end of the implementation period but no later than four years after the 31 December 2031, a final evaluation of the Fund implementation shall be carried out by the Commission. The final evaluation report shall include the results of the implementation and to the extent possible given timing the impact of the Fund. The report - building on relevant consultations of Member States and associated countries and key stakeholders - shall notably assess the progress made towards the achievement of objectives set out in Article 3. It shall also analyse cross border participation, including of SMEs and mid-caps in projects implemented under the Fund as well as the integration of SMEs and Mid-caps in the global value chain. The evaluation shall also contain information on the countries of origin of the recipients and, where possible, the distribution of the generated intellectual property rights, as well as about exports of funded products or technologies. It shall further evaluate the increase in efficiency and in the elimination of unnecessary duplications and the state of conversion from military to civil production .
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 455 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 a (new)
ANNEX A Non eligible products · Weapons of mass destruction and related warhead technologies; · Banned weapons and munitions and weapons not compliant with international humanitarian law; · Fully autonomous weapons that enable strikes to be carried out without meaningful human control as well as IA software, dual-use and military components that leave to the machine the final decision to apply lethal force; · Weapon systems that are not regulated by international legal frameworks that have been ratified by the European Union or all EU member states individually to prevent misuse.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 457 #

2018/0254(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part 2 – paragraph 2 a (new)
ANNEX B Non eligible products, when they are mainly developed for export purposes: · Small arms and light weapons.
2018/09/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 114 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) An important objective of this Programme is to deliver increased synergies between the transport, energy and digital sector. For that purpose, the Programme should provide for the adoption of cross-sectoral work programmes that could address specific intervention areas, for instance as regards connected and automated mobility or alternative fuelsfilling the gaps in alternative fuels infrastructure throughout the European Union as there is a strong need to increase the uptake of alternative fuels and create a stable environment for investment.. In addition, the Programme should allow, within each sector, the possibility to consider eligible some ancillary components pertaining to another sector, where such an approach improves the socio-economic benefit of the investment. Synergies between sectors should be incentivized through the award criteria for the selection of actions.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 175 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11
(11) The TEN-T guidelines require, with regard to new technologies and innovation, that the TEN-T enables the decarbonisation of all transport modes by stimulating energy efficiency as well as the use of alternative fuels. Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council21 establishes a common framework of measures for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure in the Union in order to minimise dependence on oil and to mitigate the environmental impact of transport and requires Member States to ensure that recharging or refuelling points accessible to the public are made available by 31 December 2025. As outlined in the Commission proposals22 of November 2017, a comprehensive set of measures to promote low-emission mobility is necessary including financial support where the market conditions do not provide a sufficient incentive. Furthermore, the current system of National Framework Plans (NFPs) could be improved by more efficient instruments including concrete, binding and enforceable targets. __________________ 21 Directive 2014/94/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure (OJ L 307, 28.10.2014, p. 1). 22 Commission Communication "Delivering on low-emission mobility A European Union that protects the planet, empowers its consumers and defends its industry and workers" – COM(2017) 675
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 446 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point a – point i a (new)
(ia) to contribute to the comprehensive Union-wide deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, in accordance with Article 33 of Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013,where the industry, notably manufacturers, suppliers, energy and fuel producers contribute 90 % of the overall investment.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 490 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. The financial envelope for the implementation of the Programme for the period 2021-2027 is set at EUR 42,24,765,493,000 in current prices.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 500 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point a – introductory part
(a) up to EUR 30,63,115,493,000 for the specific objectives referred to in Article 3(2)(a), of which:
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 504 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point a – point -i (new)
(-i) EUR 2,500,000,000 for the deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, in accordance with Article 33 of Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 821 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Actions that contribute to the comprehensive Union-wide deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure, in accordance with Article 33 of Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013, where the industry, notably manufacturers, suppliers, energy and fuel producers contribute 90 % of the overall investment.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 237 #

2018/0225(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 5
(5) 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 Specific Programme will contribute to mainstream climate actions and to the achievement of an overall target of 25 % of the EU budget expenditures supporting climate objectives. Actions under this Specific Programme are expected to contribute at least 35% of the overall financial envelope of the Specific Programme to climate objectives. Relevant actions will be identified during the Specific Programme's preparation and implementation, and reassessed in the context of the relevant evaluations and review processes.
2018/09/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 246 #

2018/0225(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 6
(6) The Specific Programme's actions should be used to addressfoster the Union's scientific and technological excellence in order to address global challenges, in particular climate change, foster the Union's industrial competitiveness and improve quality of life in the Union by addressing market failures or sub- optimal investment situations, in a proportionate manner, withoutavoiding duplicating or crowding out private financing and have a clear European added value.;
2018/09/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 295 #

2018/0225(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) connecting and, developing and improving access to research infrastructures across the European research area;
2018/09/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 298 #

2018/0225(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) strengthening international cooperation and improving the attractiveness of the Union's research infrastructures for cooperation with leading third country research infrastructures;
2018/09/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 304 #

2018/0225(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – point e
(e) attracting, training and retaining Union and international researchers and innovators in the European Research Area, including through mobility of researchers;
2018/09/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 309 #

2018/0225(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – point f
(f) fostering open science and ensuring visibility to the public and open access to results where reasonably possible and with due regard to intellectual property rights;
2018/09/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 410 #

2018/0225(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. In accordance with Article 9(1)of Regulation … FP/RfP Regulation, the financial envelope for the implementation of the Specific Programme for the period 2021 to 2027 shall be EUR 94 1120 000 000 000 in curreonstant prices.
2018/09/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 431 #

2018/0225(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. For each mission, a mission board may be established. It shall be composed of around 15 high level individuals including relevant end-users' representatives, representatives from academia, industry, civil society and public administration, as relevant. The mission board shall be established by the Commission in an open and transparent process. The mission board shall advise upon the following:
2018/09/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 571 #

2018/0225(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – paragraph 3
It will include extensive consultations and exchanges with Member States, the European Parliament as appropriate, and with various stakeholders about priorities, including missions, under the 'Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness' pillar, and the suitable types of action to use, in particular European partnerships.
2018/09/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1458 #

2018/0225(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – part II – point 4 – point 4.2 – point 4.2.6 – paragraph 1
The shift towards clean technologies, connectivity and automation will depend on the timely design and manufacture of aircraft, vehicles and vessels integrating different technologies and accelerating their introduction. Increasing comfort, efficiency, affordability, while minimising lifecycle impact on the environment, human health and on energy use remain objectives of paramount importance. Innovative, highly capable transport infrastructure, in particular rail, is essential for the proper functioning of all transport modes in view of increased mobility demand and rapidly changing technology regimes. An integrated approach to infrastructure and vehicle/vessel/aircraft development deserves particular attention also in order to minimise energy and environmental impact.
2018/09/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1488 #

2018/0225(COD)

– Rail technologies and operations for a high-capacity, attractive, silent, interoperable, and automated railway system for passenger as well as freight transport requirements;
2018/09/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 305 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) To deliver scientific, economic, ecological, technological and societal impact in pursuit of this general objective, the Union should invest in research and innovation through Horizon Europe - a Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2021-2027 (the ‘Programme’) to support the creation and diffusion of high-quality knowledge and technologies, to strengthen the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting and implementing Union policies, to support the uptake of innovative sustainable solutions in industry and society to address global challenges, improve quality of life in the Union and promote industrial competitiveness; to foster all forms of innovation, including breakthrough innovation, and strengthen market deployment of innovative sustainable solutions; and optimise the delivery of such investment for increased impact within a strengthened European Research Area.
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 322 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) Open science, including, where reasonably possible considering intellectual property rights, data protection and confidentiality requirements, security concerns and other legitimate interests, open access to scientific publications and research data, has the potential to increase the quality, impact and benefits of science and to accelerate the advancement of knowledge by making it more reliable, more efficient and accurate, better understandable by society and responsive to societal challenges. Provisions should be laid down to ensure that beneficiaries provide open access to peer-reviewed scientific publications, research data and other research outputs in an open and non- discriminatory manner, free of charge and as early as possible in the dissemination process, and to enable their widest possible use and re-use. More emphasis should in particular be given to the responsible management of research data, which should comply with the FAIR principles of ‘Findability’, ‘Accessibility’, ‘Interoperability’ and ‘Reusability’, notably through the mainstreaming of Data Management Plans. Where appropriate, beneficiaries should make use of the possibilities offered by the European Open Science Cloud and adhere to further open science principles and practices.
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 329 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The conception and design of the Programme should respond to the need for establishing a critical mass of supported activities, throughout the EU Union and through international cooperation, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate mitigation commitments of the Union, including the Paris Agreement. Programme implementation should reinforce the pursuit of this aim.
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 389 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) The Programme should seek alignment or rules and create synergies with other Union programmes, from their design and strategic planning, to project selection, management, communication, dissemination and exploitation of results, to monitoring, auditing and governance. With a view to avoiding overlaps and duplication and increasing the leverage of Union funding, as well as decreasing administrative burdens for beneficiaries, all types of synergies should follow the principle "one action follows one set of rules"; transfers from other Union programmes to Horizon Europe activities can take place. In such cases they will follow Horizon Europe rules.
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 544 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 4
(4) 'open access' means the practice of providing, as far as reasonably possible considering relevant intellectual property rights and confidentiality, privacy and security requirements, online access to research outputs resulting from actions funded under the Programme, in particular scientific publications and research data, free of charge to the end-user;
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 585 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The Programme’s general objective is to deliver scientific, economic and societal impact from the Union’s investments in research and innovation so as to strengthen the scientific and technological bases of the Union and foster its competitiveness, including in its industry, deliver on the Union strategic priorities, improve quality of life in the Union and contribute to tackling global challenges, including the Sustainable Development Goals and climate change.
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 609 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point a a (new)
(aa) to promote scientific excellence;
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 635 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) to foster all forms of innovation, including breakthrough innovation, and strengthen market deployment of innovative sustainable solutions;
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 728 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. Activities to be carried out under the specific programme referred to in Article 1(3)(b) and which are laid down in Regulation …. establishing the European Defence Fund, shall be research with an exclusive focus on defence applications relevant to the procurement priorities of Union Member States, with the objective to foster theconsolidation, competitiveness, efficiency and innovation of the Union's defence industry.
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 751 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 6
6. The implementation of the specific programme29 shall be based on a transparent and strategic multiannual planning of research and innovation activities, in particular for the pillar 'Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness', following consultations with stakeholderthe European Parliament and stakeholders from academia, industry and where applicable civil society representatives about priorities and the suitable types of action and forms of implementation to use. This shall ensure alignment with other relevant Union programmes. __________________ 29 … …
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 898 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1
1. The financial envelope for the implementation of the Framework Programme for the period 2021 – 2027 shall be EUR 94 1120 000 000 000 in curreonstant prices for the specific programme referred to in Article 1(3)(a) and, in addition, the amount for the specific programme referred to in Article 1(3)(b), as laid down in Regulation…. establishing the European Defence Fund.
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 920 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point a – introductory part
(a) EUR 235 8600 000 000 for Pillar I 'Open Science' for the period 2021-2027, of which
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 949 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point b – introductory part
(b) EUR 562 700 000 000 for Pillar II 'Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness' for the period 2021-2027, of which
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1017 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point c – introductory part
(c) EUR 13 5800 000 000 for Pillar III 'Open Innovation' for the period 2021- 2027, of which
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1029 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point c – point 1 a (new)
(1a) EUR 800 000 000 for incremental innovation;
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1052 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point d – point 1 a (new)
(1a) EUR 1 000 000 000 for "boosting the attractiveness of the Union";
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1069 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 3
3. In order to respond to unforeseen situations or to new developments and needs, the Commission may, within the annual budgetary procedure, deviate from the amounts referred to in paragraph 2 up to a maximum of 10%. No suchnegative deviation shall be allowed in respect of the amounts referred to in points (b) (6) of paragraph 2 of this Article and the total amount set out for Part 'Strengthening the European Research Area' of paragraph 2 of this Article.
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1106 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 3
3. OFair open science practices beyond open access to research outputs and responsible management of research data shall be promoted in the Union and internationally.
2018/09/11
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 85 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 19
(19) The Directive lays down an obligation for Member States to make all documents re-usable unless access is restricted or excluded under national rules on access to documents and subject to the other exceptions laid down in this Directiveshould not in any way restrict or impair the performance of the statutory tasks of public authorities and other public bodies. The Directive builds on the existing access regimes in the Member States and does not change the national rules for access to documents. It does not apply in cases in which citizens or companies can, under the relevant access regime, only obtain a document if they can prove a particular interest. At Union level, Articles 41 (right to good administration) and 42 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union recognise the right of any citizen of the Union and any natural or legal person residing or having its registered office in a Member State to have access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents. Public sector bodies should be encouraged to make available for re-use any documents held by them. Public sector bodies should promote and encourage re- use of documents, including official texts of a legislative and administrative nature in those cases where the public sector body has the right to authorise their re-use.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 140 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 58
(58) In order to set in place conditions supporting the re-use of documents which is associated with important socio- economic benefits having a particular high value for economy and society, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 2901 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission in respect of the adoption of a list of high-value datasets among the documents to which this Directive applies, along with the modalities of their publication and re-use. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegaWhen preparing implementing acts, rights to participation in decision-making must be respected acts,nd the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States'financial and human resources needed for the effective experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated actcise of such rights must be provided. The European social partners must be involved in the preparatory process.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 154 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) existingpublicly accessible documents held by public sector bodies of the Member States;
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 175 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 2 – point d – indent 1
– the protection of national security (that is to say, State security), defence, or public security, including sensitive critical infrastructure protection information within the meaning of Article 2(d) of Directive 2008/114/EC
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 177 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 2 – point d a (new)
(da) documents held by institutions covered by the definition of a critical infrastructure pursuant to Article 2(a) of Directive 2008/114/EC;
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 180 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 2 – point k – indent 1 (new)
– documents held by installations that fall within the definition of critical infrastructure within the meaning of Article 2(a) of Directive 2008/114/EC;
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 186 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. This Directive in no way affects the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data under the provisions of EU and national law, and in particular does not alter the obligations and rights set out in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 193 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 3
3. 'public undertaking' means any undertaking over which the public sector bodies may exercise directly or indirectly a dominant influence by virtue of their ownership of it, their financial participation therein, or the rules which govern it. A dominant influence on the part of the public authorities shall be presumed when these public sector bodies, directly or indirectly in relation to an undertaking: (i) hold the major part of the undertaking’s subscribed capital; or (ii) control the majority of the votes attaching to shares issued by the undertakings; or (iii) can appoint more than half of the members of the undertaking's administrative, managerial or supervisory body;
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 207 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 2
2. For documents in which libraries, including university libraries, museums and archives hold intellectual property rights and for documents held by public undertakings , Member States shall ensure that, where the re-use of such documents is allowed by the public undertaking which produced them, these documents shall be re- usable for commercial or non- commercial purposes in accordance with the conditions set out in Chapters III and IV.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 235 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 1
1. Re-use of documents shallmay be free of charge or limited to. However, Member States may provide that the marginal costs incurred for their reproduction, provision and dissemination , storage, and – where applicable – anonymisation of personal data and measures taken to protect commercially confidential information are recovered.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 243 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) public sector bodies that are required to generate revenue to cover a substantial part of their costs relating to the performance of their public tasks;
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 248 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 3
3. In the cases referred to in points (a) and (c) of paragraph 2, the total charges shall be calculated according to objective, transparent and verifiable criteria to be laid down by the Member States. The total income from supplying and allowing re-use of documents over the appropriate accounting period shall not exceed the cost of collection, production, storage, reproduction and dissemination, and – where applicable – anonymisation of personal data and measures taken to protect commercially confidential information, together with a reasonable return on investment. Charges shall be calculated in line with the applicable accounting principles .
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 250 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 4
4. Where charges are made by the public sector bodies referred to in point (b) of paragraph 2, the total income from supplying and allowing re-use of documents over the appropriate accounting period shall not exceed the cost of collection, production, reproduction, dissemination, storage, preservation and rights clearance and – where applicable – anonymisation of personal data and measures taken to protect commercially confidential information , together with a reasonable return on investment. Charges shall be calculated in line with the accounting principles applicable to the public sector bodies involved.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 252 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 5
5. The re-use of high value datasets, the list of which shall be defined in accordance with Article 13 and Annex IIa, and of research data referred to in point (c) of Article 1(1) shall be free of charge for the user.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 268 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 12 – paragraph 1
1. The re-use of documents shall be open to all potential actors in the market, even if one or more market actors already exploit added-value products based on these documents. Contracts or other arrangements between the public sector bodies or public undertakings holding the documents and third parties shall not grant exclusive rights where reasonably possible. Existing exemptions pursuant to Article 11 of Directive 2014/24/EU as well as partnerships in the spirit of Article 31 of Directive 2015/24/EU shall be fully taken into account.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 273 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 12 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
However, where an exclusive right is necessary for the provision of a service in the public interest, where the holder of the exclusive right is a public company fully or partially owned by the public authority or undertaking in question or where the provision of documents is necessary for the holder of the exclusive right to deliver consultancy services to the public authority or undertaking, the validity of the reason for granting such an exclusive right shall be subject to regular review, and shall, in any event, be reviewed every three years. The exclusive arrangements established after the entry into force of this Directive shall be made publicly available at least two months before their coming into effect. The final terms of such arrangements shall be transparent and made publicly available .
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 281 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 13 – paragraph 1
1. With a view to achieving the objectives of this Directive, ta list of categories for high value datasets is set out in Annex IIa. The Commission shall adopt the list of high value datasets among the documents to which this Directive applfrom the categories, together with the modalities of their publication and re- use.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 301 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 13 – paragraph 5
5. The selection of datasets for the list referred to in paragraph 1 shall be based on the assessment of their potential to generate innovation, significant socio- economic benefits, the number of users and the revenues they may help generate, and their potential for being combined with other datasets.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 307 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 13 – paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. For the purpose of adopting the list of high value datasets, the Commission shall carry out a public consultation with all interested stakeholders including in particular public sector bodies, public undertakings and social partners.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 311 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 14 – paragraph 2
2. The power to adopt delegatedimplementing acts referred to in Article 13 shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of five years from [date of entry into force of the Directive]. The Commission shall draw up a report in respect of the delegation of power not later than nine months before the end of the five-year period. The delegation of power shall be tacitly extended for periods of an identical duration, unless the European Parliament or the Council opposes such extension not later than three months before the end of each period. In preparing implementing acts, rights to participate in decision- making shall be respected and the financial and human resources required for the effective exercise of such rights shall be provided; the European social partners shall be involved in the preparatory process.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 323 #

2018/0111(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex II a (new)
List of categories for high value datasets 1. Geospatial Data - Examples of datasets - Postcodes, national and local maps (cadastral, topographic, marine, administrative boundaries) 2. Earth observation and environment - Examples of datasets - Space and situ data (monitoring of weather, land and water quality, energy consumption, emission levels) 3. Statistics - National, regional and local statistical data with main demographic and economic indicators (GDP, age, unemployment, income, education) 4. Companies - Company and business registers (list of registered companies, ownership and management data, registration identifiers) 5. Budget and Spending - Examples of datasets - planned and ongoing expenditure and subsidies, records of spending 6. Public procurement - Past and current tenders
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 37 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Communication setting the framework for accelerating the EU’s clean energy innovation; calls for an innovation regulatory and financing framework that is coherent with the EU energy and climate targets and that creates the conditions to achieve the ambition and priorities set in the legislative framework of the ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans package';
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 40 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Recognises that the successful deployment of energy innovation is a multidimensional challenge that encompasses supply chain, value chain, human capital, regulation, innovation and industrial policy issues; stresses that this challenge requires the engagement of citizens – consumers and prosumers – as well as a wide ecosystem of stakeholders, including academia, research and technology organisations (RTOs), start- ups, energy and construction companies, mobility providers, service suppliers, equipment manufacturers, IT and telecoms companies, financial institutions, public authorities at all levelEU and national authorities, including regional and local authorities, NGOs, educators and opinion leaders;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 49 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Considers that a cost-effective energy transition towards environmentally friendly, consumer-oriented and more digitalised, decentralised systems requires research and the deployment of innovation in all energy system sectors, including non-technology specific, with a priority for efficiency and renewable energies and systemic solutions; recognises that this transition is fostering new organisational models, particularly in energy generation, transmission, distribution and storage, business and needs management, as well as service provision; underlines the role that large-scale pilot projects can play in deploying systemic energy innovation;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 51 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Recalls that energy efficiency should be a cross-cutting horizontal priority in the Research and innovation policy of the EU applying to all sectors and not limited to energy -related projects, promoting systematically and incentivising the production of more efficient less energy-consuming processes, services and goods;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 63 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Notes that research and innovation in energy crucially depends on stable market and predictability and certainty of the regulatory framework, which require long-term policy vision, sustained targeted incentives and patient equity capital in order to attain the necessary critical mass for market deployment; welcomes the focus on key technologies, as confirmed in the Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) and Commission communication; stresses, however, the need for greater prioritisation of cross- cutting, systemic innovation in energy, as innovation is not only technology-driven;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 67 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Urges the Commission and the Member States to put in place mechanisms for coordinating EU and national research and energy innovation programmes and associated business models in order to foster synergies and avoid duplication, to ensure the most effective use of existing resources and infrastructure in all Member States, and to maximise the market uptake of new technologies and innovations across all EU regions; believes that including relevant information in national energy and climate plans could be conducive to that aim, best practices and information exchange should be promoted;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 78 #

2017/2084(INI)

6a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to develop national capacity building initiatives for innovation in energy sector business models and financial support schemes;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 86 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Calls on the Commission to carry out an evaluation of the performance of its energy-related financial instruments and funds and to provide a ‘fast track’ response to improve the instruments if specific gridlocks, incoherencies or ameliorations are identified and adapt to the new energy EU targets;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 96 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 – point b a (new)
(ba) incentivise public authorities at all levels to develop capital raising plans and incentivise clean energy innovation in order to foster investor trust and trigger the mobilisation of private capital;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 102 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 – point d b (new)
(db) increase synergies with Horizon 2020 and other funding initiatives to strengthen the research and innovation capacity building for low performing regions in the EU;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 115 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Reiterates Parliament’s call for an increased overall budget of EUR 120 billion for FP9 and urges the Commission to increase by at least 50 % the proportion of clean energy-related financing under FP9 from the corresponding H2020 level, so as to ensure sufficient funding to support effective implementation of the Energy Union; calls in particular to reinforce the financial resources under FP9 to stimulate breakthrough, market creating-innovation initiatives, notably for SMEs;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 118 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Reiterates the need to improve the quality of investments financed by EFSI and to particularly focus on incentives for better geographical allocation taking into account the current imbalance in the geographical coverage of EFSI and the specific needs of less developed and transitional regions; recognises the need of a cooperation with national promotional investment banks, investment platforms and eligible financial intermediaries through a possible delegation of the use of the EU guarantee to them; calls to substantially reinforce the role and the capacity of the European Investment Advisory Hub, notably through a local presence and a proactive role in the preparation of projects;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 119 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 b (new)
11b. Believes that FP9 should support initiatives such as "100% renewable cities" involving cities and local administration aiming to substantially increase additional renewable energy capacity for electricity, mobility, heating and cooling in cities through innovation projects. Those initiatives could include smart grids, energy system management, activities to enable sector coupling and ensure electric vehicles etc.;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 122 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Recognises the role of the SET- Plan, the Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) InnoEnergy and the relevant Joint Technology Initiatives (JTIs) in driving energy innovation; stresses the need to better connect these various frameworks together with, inter alia, the InnovFin initiative, the EFSI and the proposed Pan-European Venture Capital Fund(s)-of-Funds programme (VC FoF) as part of a coordinated, focused investment strategy in clean energy innovation that would help early-stage projects and start- ups and SMEs effectively overcome the ‘valley of death’ and reach the market maturity levels needed for global expansion; considers that effective incentives for investment in energy innovation, by means of national investment funds and pension funds, could play a crucial role in mobilising the necessary equity capital;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 148 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to conduct a thorough examination of the patents registration procedures and requests the removal of unnecessary administrative burdens, which slow down the process of market penetration of innovative products and affect the EU’s role as a leader in the clean energy transition;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 153 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Believes that accelerating clean energy innovation requires Europeans to undergo a change in their mindset that would transcend simple awareness of energy issues and move towards a deeper understanding of the behavioural changes and, new consumption and production patterns needed to meet the pressing challenges of sustainable growth, so as to reap the advantages of the digital revolution and innovation in all fields and succeed in energy transition; notes that innovation can enable citizens to play a more active role in the energy generation, minimising energy feed-in to the grid as well contributing to more efficient use of energy by reducing energy consumption needed for heating and cooling;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 165 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Recognises the need for systemic education and engagement schemes designed to enable society to fully engage in the transformation of the energy system and enable Europeans of all ages to gradually progress from awareness and understanding to active involvement and taking a guidingmore empowered role; calls on the Commission, the Member States, local authorities and the private sector to promote conscious consumer choices and energy-related citizens’ engagement through, inter alia, EU-supported awareness campaigns, comprehensive information on energy bills and price comparison tools, the promotion of cooperative sharing schemes, participatory budgets for energy-related investments, tax and investment incentives, as well as by steering technological solutions and innovations;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 167 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Believes that innovation in clean energy will contribute to providing affordable energy supply to European consumers by helping them to enjoy lower energy tariffs, more control over their energy consumption and production and less energy-consuming products and services. Calls on the European Commission to identify the best innovative practices among Member States and other authorities that contribute to putting end to energy poverty;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 169 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 b (new)
19b. Believes in the potential of innovation in clean energies and energy efficiency in creating new and better jobs. Considers that in order to manage a successful transition to a sustainable decarbonised economy, there is a need to ensure that labour markets can respond adequately to new demands of innovative clean energy systems. Call on the Commission to pay more attention in its R&D initiatives to the link between innovation in energy systems and new professional profiles, education needs, new jobs and training requirements;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 171 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Urges the Commission and the Member States to assist EU regionnational authorities including regional and local authorities in taking coordinated steps to incentivise energy innovation at local and trans- regional level with the aim of developing coherent strategies; calls on the Commission to assist accelerating the empowerment of local and regional authorities, to expedite the deployment of clean energy-related innovation, such as e-mobility and smart grids, but also depending on their level of maturity when it comes to the penetration of renewables in their energy system, and the challenges they are facing when attempting to push the energy transition further, such as citizens’ engagement; encourages the exchange of best practices, pooling of investments and better assessment of the bankability of projects and development of financing strategies, such as business cases, use of public procurement and loans;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 175 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 a (new)
20a. Believes that the transport sector holds enormous potential and should play a vital role in the transition and encourages the Commission to support existing funding for electric vehicles infrastructure deployment; calls on the Commission to continue support and develop further initiatives such as the Europe-wide electromobility initiative and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 177 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 b (new)
20b. Encourages the Commission to recognise the benefits of hydrogen mobility, as well as the sectorial coupling between the transport and the electricity sector and to create incentives for new business models in this direction, such as smart charging and vehicle to grid triggers, which would allow the owners of electric vehicles to sell flexibility to the power system; calls on the Commission to ensure financing of innovation aiming at development of hydrogen storage solution, advanced long-term storage solutions for electric vehicles, development of hydrogen charging infrastructure, as well as infrastructure and plug-in solutions, including charging infrastructure for electric vehicles; Encourages Member States and local authorities to take further initiatives such as fiscal incentives on market penetration of electric and hydrogen vehicles, on tax reductions and exemptions for the owners of electric and hydrogen vehicles, as well as divers initiatives in relation to the promotion of electric vehicles use such as price reductions, bonus payments and premiums for the buyers of electric vehicles, and creation of free parking spaces for electric vehicles;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 8 #

2017/0294(COD)

Proposal for a directive
The European Parliament rejects the Commission proposal.
2018/01/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 16 #

2017/0294(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 1 a (new)
(1a) The European Commission should conduct a stakeholder consultation and an impact assessment to assess whether the provisions applicable in the Directive 2009/73/EC require a revision.
2018/01/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 19 #

2017/0294(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 3
(3) This Directive seeks to address the remaining obstacles to the completion of the internal market in natural gas resulting from the non-application of Union market rules to gas pipelines to and from third countries. The amendments introduced by this Directive will ensure that the rules applicable to gas transmission pipelines connecting two or more Member States, are also applicable to pipelines to and from third countries within the Union. This will establish consistency of the legal framework within the Union while avoiding distortion of competition in the internal energy market in the Union. It will also enhance transparency and provide legal certainty as regards the applicable legal regime to market participants, in particular investors in gas infrastructure and network users.deleted
2018/01/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 22 #

2017/0294(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 4
(4) To take account of the previous lack of specific Union rules applicable to gas pipelines to and from third countries, Member States should be able to grant derogations from certain provisions of Directive 2009/73/EC to such pipelines which are completed at the date of entry into force of this Directive. The relevant date for the application of unbundling models other than ownership unbundling should be adapted for gas pipelines to and from third countries.deleted
2018/01/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 30 #

2017/0294(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 5
(5) The applicability of Directive 2009/73/EC for gas pipelines to and from third countries remains confined to the territorial limit of Union's jurisdiction. As regards offshore pipelines, it should be applicable in the territorial waters and exclusive economic zones of the Member States.deleted
2018/01/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 37 #

2017/0294(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 6
(6) Directive 2009/73/EC should therefore be amended accordingly,deleted
2018/01/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 38 #

2017/0294(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1
[...]deleted
2018/01/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 132 #

2017/0294(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2
1. force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by [PO: one year after the date of entry into force] at the latest. They shall forthwith communicate to the Commission the text of those provisions. When Member States adopt those provisions, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. Member States shall determine how such reference is to be made. 2. to the Commission the text of the main provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.Article 2 deleted Member States shall bring into Member States shall communicate
2018/01/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 40 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4 a (new)
(4a) The transition to a low-carbon automotive mobility will necessarily result in structural changes in the automotive industry. It is of critical importance to consider and address the inevitable social impacts of this transition, particularly in the most affected regions.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 53 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12 a (new)
(12a) For the better implementation of this regulation, Member States shall be encouraged to propose a minimum target for recharging points and/or refuelling points for zero and low emissions vehicles and shall provide the Commission with the relevant data in order to create a real- time interactive map to be publically available
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 57 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) Reduction levels for the Union- wide fleets of new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles should therefore be set for 20256 and for 2030, taking into account the vehicle fleet renewal time and the need for the road transport sector to contribute to the 2030 climate and energy targets. This stepwise approach also provides a clear and early signal for the automotive industry not to delay the market introduction of energy efficient technologies and zero- and low-emission vehicles.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 77 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17 a (new)
(17a) One of the main barriers to an accelerated transition to zero- and low- emission vehicles is the lack of confidence of consumers and insufficient roll-out of recharging and refuelling infrastructure across the Union to service a significant percentage of consumers and additional support instruments at Union and Member States level are needed to mobilise appropriate public and private investment.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 107 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 38
(38) Manufacturers’ compliance with the targets under this Regulation should be assessed at Union level. Manufacturers whose average specific emissions of CO2 exceed those permitted under this Regulation should pay an excess emissions premium with respect to each calendar year. The amounts of the excess emissions premium should be considered as revenue for the general budget of the Union. and be earmarked for targeted programmes for redeployment, re-skilling and up-skilling of workers affected by structural changes in the automotive sectors, education and job-seeking initiatives in close dialogue with social partners as well as public- private initiatives in the roll-out of infrastructure for alternative fuels.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 130 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
1. This Regulation establishes CO2 emissions performance requirements for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles in order to achieve the Union's climate targets and ensure the proper functioning of the internal market .
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 137 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 4 – introductory part
4. From 1 January 20256 the following EU fleet-wide targets shall apply:
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 138 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 4 – introductory part
4. From 1 January 20256 the following EU fleet-wide targets shall apply:
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 162 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 5 – point a
(a) for the average emissions of the new passenger car fleet, an EU fleet-wide target equal to a 350% reduction of the average of the specific emissions targets in 2021 determined in accordance with point 6.1.2 of Part A of Annex I;
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 173 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 5 – point b
(b) for the average emissions of the new light commercial vehicles fleet, an EU fleet- wide target equal to a 350% reduction of the average of the specific emissions targets in 2021 determined in accordance with point 6.1.2 of Part B of Annex I.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 197 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) for each calendar year from 2021 until 20245 for passenger cars and for light commercial vehicles, the specific emissions target determined in accordance with points 3 and 4 of Parts A or B of Annex I as appropriate or, where a manufacturer is granted a derogation under Article 10 , in accordance with that derogation and point 5 of Parts A or B of Annex I;
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 203 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) for each calendar year, starting from 20256 for passenger cars and for light commercial vehicles, the specific emissions targets determined in accordance with point 6.3 of Parts A or B of Annex I.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 228 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 4
4. The amounts of the excess emissions premium shall be considered as revenue for the general budget of the Union and shall be earmarked for measures and programmes promoting re- skilling, up-skilling, redeployment and job-seeking initiatives in the automotive sector to be developed and, where appropriate, conducted in close cooperation with social partners in order to contribute to a just transition to a low- carbon economy, as well as for public investment for the roll-out of charging infrastructure for alternative fuels.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 234 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 3 – point a
(a) the 20256 and 2030 EU fleet-wide targets referred to in Article 1(4) and (5) calculated by the Commission in accordance with points 6.1.1 and 6.1.2 of Parts A and B of Annex I;
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 259 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 a (new)
Article 11a Minimum target for recharging and refuelling points Member States shall establish a minimum target for recharging points and/or refuelling points accessible to the public for zero and low emissions vehicles, and shall provide the Commission with relevant data by ... [18 months after the date of entry into force of the amending Regulation] in order to create a Union wide real-time interactive map. This map shall be publically available to interested stakeholders, through different digital platforms and on the Commission's website.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 274 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) by 31 October 2022, the indicative TM0 for 20256 shall be determined as the respective average test mass of new passenger cars and new light commercial vehicles in 2021;
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 292 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part A – point 4 – introductory part
4. For the calendar years 2021 to 20245, the specific emissions target for a manufacturer shall be calculated as follows:
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 296 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part A – point 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 4
M0 is 1379.88 in 2021, and as defined in Article 13(1)(a) for the period 2022, 2023, 2024 and 20245;
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 297 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part A – point 6 – introductory part
6. From 1 January 20256, the EU fleet- wide targets and the specific emissions targets of CO2 for a manufacturer shall be calculated as follows:
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 300 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part A – point 6 – point 6.1 – introductory part
6.1. EU fleet-wide targets for 20256 and 2030
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 304 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part A – point 6 – point 6.1 – point 6.1.1 – paragraph 1
EU fleet-wide target for 20256 to 2029
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 314 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part A – point 6 – point 6.2 – point 6.2.1 – paragraph 1
20256 to 2029
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 101 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) In light of the increased cybersecurity challenges faced by the Union, there is a need for a comprehensive set of measures that would build on previous Union action and foster mutually reinforcing objectives. These include the need to further increase capabilities and preparedness of Member States and businesses, as well as to improve cooperation and, coordination and information sharing across Member States and EU institutions, agencies and bodies. Furthermore, given the borderless nature of cyber threats, there is a need to increase capabilities at Union level that could complement the action of Member States, in particular in the case of large scale cross-border cyber incidents and crises. Additional efforts are also needed to increase awareness of citizens and businesses on cybersecurity issues, also with regard to an awareness of the increased relevance of information- sharing rather than concealment as a main deterrent to cyber attacks. Moreover, the trust in the digital single market should be further improved by offering transparent information on the level of security of ICT products and services. This can be facilitated by EU- wide certification providing common cybersecurity requirements and evaluation criteria across national markets and sectors.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 110 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11
(11) Given the increasing cybersecurity challenges the Union is facing, the financial and human resources allocated to the Agency should be increased to reflect its enhanced role and tasks, and its critical position in the ecosystem of organisations defending the European digital ecosystem, allowing ENISA to effectively carry out the tasks conferred on it by this Regulation.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 113 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) The Agency should assist the Commission, on its own initiative and upon request, by means of advice, opinions and analyses on all the Union matters related to policy and law development, update and review in the area of cybersecurity, including critical infrastructure protection and cyber resilience. The Agency should act as a reference point of advice and expertise for Union sector-specific policy and law initiatives where matters related to cybersecurity are involved. The Agency should regularly provide Parliament with updates, analysis and review in the area of cybersecurity and the evolution of its tasks.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 117 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) The Agency should assist the Member States and Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies in their efforts to build and enhance capabilities and preparedness to prevent, detect and respond to cybersecurity problems and incidents and in relation to the security of network and information systems. In particular, the Agency should support the development and enhancement of national CSIRTs, with a view of achieving a high common level of their maturity in the Union. The Agency should also assist with the development and update of Union and Member States strategies on the security of network and information systems, in particular on cybersecurity, promote their dissemination and track progress of their implementation. TConsidering that human mistakes are one of the most pertinent risks to cyber security, the Agency should also offer trainings and training material to public bodies, and where appropriatto the maximum extent possible "train the trainers" with a view to assisting Member States and Union institutions and agencies in developing their own training capabilities.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 121 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) The Agency should contribute to an EU level response in case of large-scale cross-border cybersecurity incidents and crises. This function should include gathering relevant information and acting as facilitator between the CSIRTs Network and the technical community as well as decision makers responsible for crisis management. Furthermore, the Agency could support the handling of incidents from a technical perspective, for example by facilitating relevant technical exchange of solutions between Member States and by providing input into public communications. The Agency should support the process by testing modalities of such cooperation through yearly cybersecurity exercises.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 126 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28
(28) The Agency should contribute towards raising the awareness of the public about risks related to cybersecurity and provide guidance on good practices for individual users aimed at citizens and, organisations and businesses. The Agency should also contribute to promote best practices and solutions at the level of individuals and, organisations and businesses by collecting and analysing publicly available information regarding significant incidents, and by compiling reports with a view to providing guidance to businesses and citizens and improving the overall level of preparedness and resilience. The Agency should furthermore organise, in cooperation with the Member States and the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies regular outreach and public education campaigns directed to end-users, aiming at promoting safer individual online behaviour, digital literacy and raising awareness of potential threats in cyberspace, including cybercrimes such as phishing attacks, botnets, financial and banking fraud, as well as promoting basic authentication and data protection advice. The Agency should play a central role in accelerating end-user awareness on security of devices. Given that individual mistakes and unawareness of cyber risks constitutes a main factor of uncertainty in cyber security, the Agency should be provided with adequate resources for exercising this function to the maximum degree possible.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 131 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30
(30) To ensure that it fully achieves its objectives, the Agency should liaise with relevant institutions, agencies and bodies, including CERT-EU, European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol, European Defence Agency (EDA), European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems (eu- LISA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), European Central bank (ECB), European Banking Authority (EBA), the Single Resolution Board (SRB), European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), other European and national supervisory authorities as appropriate, the European Standards Organisations (ESOs), relevant stakeholders as appropriate, and any other EU Agency that is involved in cybersecurity. It should also liaise with authorities dealing with data protection in order to exchange know-how and best practices and provide advice on cybersecurity aspects that might have an impact on their work. Representatives of national and Union law enforcement and data protection authorities should be eligible to be represented in the Agency’s Permanent Stakeholders Group. In liaising with law enforcement bodies regarding network and information security aspects that might have an impact on their work, the Agency should respect existing channels of information and established networks.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 142 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 37
(37) Cybersecurity problems are global issues. There is a need for closer international cooperation to improve security standards, including the definition of common norms of behaviour and codes of conduct, use of international standards, and information sharing, promoting swifter international collaboration in response to, as well as a common global approach to, network and information security issues. To that end, the Agency should support further Union involvement and cooperation with third countries and international organisations by providing, where appropriate, the necessary expertise and analysis to the relevant Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 152 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 44
(44) The Agency should have a Permanent Stakeholders’ Group as an advisory body, to ensure regular dialogue with the private sector, consumers’ organisations and other relevant stakeholders. The Permanent Stakeholders’ Group, set up by the Management Board on a proposal by the Executive Director, should focus on issues relevant to stakeholders and bring them to the attention of the Agency. The composition of the Permanent Stakeholders Group and the tasks assigned to this Group, to be consulted in particular regarding the draft Work Programme, should ensure sufficient representation of stakeholders in the work of the Agency. The Permanent Stakeholder Group should be empowered to suggest the preparation of candidate certification schemes.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 158 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 47
(47) Conformity assessment is the process demonstrating whether specified requirements relating to a product, process, service, system, person or body have been fulfilled. For the purposes of this Regulation, certification and, where permitted, self-assessment should be considered as a type of conformity assessment regarding the cybersecurity features of a product, process, service, system, or a combination of those ("ICT products and services"). Certification is undertaken by an independent third party, other than the product manufacturer or service provider. Self-assessment may be undertaken by the product manufacturer or service provider, as foreseen in and according to the New Legislative Framework and specified in this Regulation, where the likelihood of a cybersecurity incident occurring, or the likelihood of such an incident causing substantial harm to the user, society, or a part thereof, is not expected to be high. Certification cannot guarantee per se that certified ICT products and services are cyber secure. It is rather a procedure and technical methodology to attest that ICT products and services have been tested and that they comply with certain cybersecurity requirements laid down elsewhere, for example as specified in technical standards.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 187 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 58
(58) Once a European cybersecurity certification scheme is adopted, manufacturers of ICT products or providers of ICT services should be able to submit an application for certification of their products or services to a conformity assessment body of their choice. Conformity assessment bodies should be accredited by an accreditation body if they comply with certain specified requirements set out in this Regulation. Accreditation should be issued for a maximum of five years and may be renewed on the same conditions provided that the conformity assessment body meets the requirements. Accreditation bodies should revoke an accreditation of a conformity assessment body where the conditions for the accreditation are not, or are no longer, met or where actions taken by a conformity assessment body infringe this Regulation. Audits by the Agency should be carried out to ensure an equivalent level of quality and diligence of conformity assessment bodies with a view to avoiding regulatory arbitrage. The results should be reported to the Agency, the Commission and Parliament and should be made publicly available.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 194 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 63
(63) In order to specify further the criteria for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission. The Commission should carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level and with relevant stakeholders, as appropriate. Those consultations should be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council should receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 202 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) lays down a framework for the establishment of European cybersecurity certification schemes for the purpose of ensuring an adequate level of cybersecurity of ICT products and servic, services and processes in the Union. Such framework shall apply without prejudice to specific provisions regarding voluntary or mandatory certification in other Union acts.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 220 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 9
(9) ‘European cybersecurity certification scheme’ means the comprehensive set of rules, technical requirements, standards and procedures defined at Union level applying to the certification of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and servic, services and processes falling under the scope of that specific scheme;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 222 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 9 a (new)
(9 a) ‘European cybersecurity self- assurance scheme’ means the comprehensive set of rules, technical specifications or requirements, standards and procedures defined at Union level applying to the self-assessment of ICT products, services and processes falling under the scope of that specific scheme;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 227 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 10
(10) ‘European cybersecurity certificate’ means a document issued either by a conformity assessment body or by self- assessment, where permitted, attesting that a given ICT product, process or service fulfils the specific requirements laid down in a European cybersecurity certification scheme;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 229 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 10
(10) ‘European cybersecurity certificate’ means a document issued by a conformity assessment body attesting that a given ICT product or, service, process fulfills the specific requirements laid down in a European cybersecurity certification scheme;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 249 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3
3. The Agency shall support capacity building and preparedness across the Union, by assisting the Union, Member States and public and private stakeholders in order to increase the protection of their network and information systems, develop skills, awareness and competencies in the field of cybersecurity, and achieve cyber resilience and response capacities.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 253 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 4
4. The Agency shall promote cooperation and, coordination and information sharing at Union level among Member States, Union institutions, agencies and bodies, and relevant stakeholders, including the private sector, on matters related to cybersecurity.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 262 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 6
6. The Agency shall promote the use of certification, including by contributing to the establishment and maintenance of a cybersecurity certification framework at Union level in accordance with Title III of this Regulation, with a view to increasing transparency of cybersecurity assurance of ICT products and servic, services and processes and thus strengthen trust in the digital internal market.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 266 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 7
7. The Agency shall promote a high level of awareness and digital literacy of citizens and businesses on issues related to the cybersecurity.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 272 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point 1
1. assisting and advising, in particular by providing its independent opinion and analysis of relevant activities in cyberspace and supplying preparatory work, on the development and review of Union policy and law in the area of cybersecurity, as well as sector-specific policy and law initiatives where matters related to cybersecurity are involved;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 276 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point 2 a (new)
2 a. assisting Member States to implement consistently the Union policy and law regarding data protection notably in relation to Regulation (EU) 2016/679, as well as assisting the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) in the development of guidelines related to the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 for cybersecurity purposes. The EDPB should be required to consult ENISA every time it issues an opinion or adopts a decision concerning the implementation of the GDPR and cybersecurity, in particular on, but not limited to, issues related to privacy impact assessments, data breach notification, security processing, security requirements, and privacy by design.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 300 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 1
Upon a request by two or morea Member States concerned, and with the sole purpose of providing assistance either in the form of advice for the prevention of future incidents, or in the form of assisting in the response to a current large scale incident, the Agency shall provide support to or carry out an ex- post technical enquiry following notifications by affected undertakings of incidents having a significant or substantial impact pursuant to Directive (EU) 2016/1148. The Agency shall also carry out such an enquiry upon a duly justified request from the Commission in agreement with the concerned Member States in case of such incidents affecting more than twoone Member States.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 307 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 8 – point a
(a) analyzing and aggregating reports from national sources with a view to contribute to establishing common situational awareness;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 313 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 8 – point e b (new)
(e b) assisting Member States and Union Institutions in developing and adopting a common taxonomy and template for situational reports to describe technical causes and impacts of cybersecurity incidents to further enhance their technical and operational cooperation during crisis.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 318 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point a – introductory part
(a) support and promote the development and implementation of the Union policy on cybersecurity certification of ICT products and servic, services and processes, as established in Title III of this Regulation, by:
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 321 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point a – point 1
(1) in consultation with stakeholders and standardisation organisations in a formal, standardised and transparent process, preparing candidate European cybersecurity certification schemes for ICT products and services in accordance with Article 44 of this Regulation;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 352 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) raise awareness of the public about cybersecurity risks, and provide trainings and guidance on good practices for individual users aimed at citizens and organisations;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 357 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – point g a (new)
(g a) support closer coordination and exchange of best practices among Member States on cybersecurity education, training and skills development, cyber hygiene and awareness.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 379 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 1
1. The Management Board, acting on a proposal by the Executive Director, shall set up a Permanent Stakeholders’ Group composed of recognised experts representing the relevant stakeholders, such as the ICT industry, including SME groups, providers of electronic communications networks or services available to the public, consumer groups, academic experts in the cybersecurity, European Standards Organisations and conformity assessment bodies and representatives of competent authorities notified under [Directive establishing the European Electronic Communications Code] as well as of law enforcement and data protection supervisory authorities. The Management Board shall ensure an appropriate balance between different stakeholder groups.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 408 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 43 – paragraph 1
A European cybersecurity certification scheme shall attest that the ICT products and servic, services and processes that have been certified in accordance with such scheme comply with specified requirements as regards their ability to resist at a given level of assurance, actions that aim to compromise the availability, authenticity, integrity or confidentiality of stored or transmitted or processed data or the functions or services offered by, or accessible via, those products, processes, services and systems.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 425 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 2
2. When preparing candidate schemes referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, ENISA shall consult all relevant stakeholders by transparent consultation processes and closely cooperate with the Group. The Group shall provide ENISA with the assistance and expert advice required by ENISA in relation to the preparation of the candidate scheme, including by providing opinions where necessary.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 436 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 4
4. The Commission, based on the candidate scheme proposed by ENISA, may adopt implementing acts, in accordance with Article 55(1), providing for European cybersecurity certification schemes for ICT products, processes and services meeting the requirements of Articles 45, 46 and 47 of this Regulation.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 444 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. The Agency shall review adopted schemes upon request from the Group, the Commission or at least every five years taking into account feedback received from relevant stakeholders.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 471 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 1
1. A European cybersecurity certification scheme may specify one or more of the following assurance levels: basic, substantial and/or high, for ICT products and servic, services and processes issued under that scheme.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 515 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 47 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) subject-matter and scope of the certification, including the type or categories of ICT products, processes and services covered;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 521 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 47 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) detailed specification of the cybersecurity requirements against which the specific ICT products, processes and services are evaluated, for example by reference to Union or international standards or technical specifications;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 556 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 48 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. For the assurance level basic, it shall be possible to perform a conformity self-assessment under the sole responsibility of the manufacturer or provider of ICT products, processes and services as laid down in Article 4 and Annex II of Decision No 768/2008/EC.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 558 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 48 – paragraph 3
3. A European cybersecurity certificate pursuant to this Article shall be issued either by self-assessment or by the conformity assessment bodies referred to in Article 51 on the basis of criteria included in the European cybersecurity certification scheme, adopted pursuant to Article 44.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 567 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 48 – paragraph 5
5. The natural or legal person which submits its ICT products or, services or processes to the certification mechanism shall provide the conformity assessment body referred to in Article 51 with all information necessary to conduct the certification procedure. The submission can be made with any conformity assessment body referred to in Article 51.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 570 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 48 – paragraph 6
6. Certificates shall be issued for a maxinimum period of three years and may. They may then be renewed, under the same conditions, provided that the relevant requirements continue to be met. extended without cost for further periods, upon attestation by the certificate-holder that the relevant requirements continue to be met. Such attestation must be provided no sooner than six months and no later than 15 days before the expiry of the relevant period. Extensions of the certificates shall be allowed for the duration of the entire lifespan of the certified product.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 12 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
The Committee on Budgets calls on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, as the committee responsible, to reject the Commission proposal.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 14 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Citation 1
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 173 thereof,
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 22 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) In the European Defence Action Plan, adopted on 30 November 2016, the Commission committed to complement, leverage and consolidate collaborative efforts by Member States in developing defence capabilities to respond to security challenges, as well as to foster a competitive and innovative European defence industry. It proposed in particular to launch a European Defence Fund to support investment in joint research and the joint development of defence equipment and technologies. The Fund would support cooperation during the whole cycle of defence product and technology development as well as actions in the scope of conversion from military to civil production.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 25 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) In order to contribute to the enhancement of the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the Union's defence industry, a European Defence Industrial Development Programme (hereinafter referred to as the Programme) should be established. The Programme should aim at enhancing the competitiveness of the Union's defence industry inter aliaespecially cyber defence by supporting the cooperation between undertakings in the development phase of defence products and technologies. The development phase, which follows the research and technology phase, entails significant risks and costs that hamper the further exploitation of the results of research and adversely impact the competitiveness of the Union's defence industry. The Programme should lead to efficiency gains enabling the reduction of the overall defence spending in the Union while at the same time ensuring the defence capabilities necessary to perform the essential core tasks of collective defence, crisis management and cooperative security. By supporting the development phase, the Programme would contribute to a better exploitation of the results of defence research and it would help to cover the gap between research and production as well as to promote all forms of innovation. The Programme should complement activities carried out in accordance with Article 182 TFEU and it does not cover the production of defence products and technologies.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 27 #

2017/0125(COD)

(3) The Programme should not lead to an armament of the European Union. To better exploit economies of scale in the defence industry, the Programme should support the cooperation between undertakings in the development of defence products and technologies.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 29 #

2017/0125(COD)

(3a) To alleviate any potential negative effects of the integration in the European defence market, the Programme should support actions aimed at converting military into civilian technologies and production lines.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 31 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
The Committee on Foreign Affairs calls on the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, as the committee responsible, to propose rejection of the Commission proposal.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 35 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
The European Parliament rejects the Commission proposal.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 38 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) In the European Defence Action Plan, adopted on 30 November 2016, the Commission committed to complement, leverage and consolidate collaborative efforts by Member States in developing defence capabilities to respond to security challenges, as well as to foster a competitive and innovative European defence industry. It proposed in particular to launch a European Defence Fund to support investment in joint research and the joint development of defence equipment and technologies. The Fund would support cooperation during the whole cycle of defence product and technology development, as well as undertakings in the scope of conversion from military to civilian production.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 39 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) The Union financial support should not affect the export of products, equipment or technologies, and it should not affect the discretion of Member States regarding policy on the export of defence related products. The Union financial support should not affect Member States' export policies on defence related products.deleted
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 40 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Citation 1
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 173 thereof,
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 42 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) As the objective of the Programme is to support the competitivenessintegration of the Union defence industry by de-bearing some of the risking of the development phase of cooperative projects, actions related to the development of a defence product or technology, namely definition of common technical specifications, design, prototyping, testing, qualification, certification as well, feasibility studies and other supporting measures as well as actions aimed at converting military production lines into civilian production lines, should be eligible to benefit from it. This will also apply to the upgrade of existing defence products and technologies.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 44 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) In order to contribute to the enhancement of the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the Union's defence industry, a European Defence Industrial Development Programme (hereinafter referred to as the Programme) should be established. The Programme should aim at enhancing the competitiveness of the Union's defence industry inter aliaespecially cyber defence by supporting the cooperation between undertakings in the development phase of defence products and technologies. The Programme should lead to efficiency gains enabling the reduction of the overall defence spending in the Union. The development phase, which follows the research and technology phase, entails significant risks and costs that hamper the further exploitation of the results of research and adversely impact the competitiveness of the Union's defence industry. By supporting the development phase, the Programme would contribute to a better exploitation of the results of defence research and it would help to cover the gap between research and production as well as to promote all forms of innovation. The Programme should complement activities carried out in accordance with Article 182 TFEU and it does not cover the production of defence products and technologies.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 46 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11
(11) Given that the Programme aims particularly at enhancing cooperation between undertakings across Member States, an action should be eligible for funding under the Programme only if it is undertaken by a cooperation of at least threefour undertakings based in at least twohree different Member States. This rule shall not apply to actions in support of conversion from military to civil production.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 48 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) In the European Defence Action Plan, adopted on 30 November 2016, the Commission committed to complement, leverage and consolidate collaborative efforts by Member States in developing defence capabilities to respond to security challenges, as well as to foster a competitive and innovative European defence industry. It proposed in particular to launch a European Defence Fund to support investment in joint research and the joint development of defence equipment and technologies. The Fund would support cooperation during the whole cycle of defence product and technology development as well as actions in the scope of conversion from military to civil production.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 49 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) In the European Defence Action Plan, adopted on 30 November 2016, the Commission committed to complement, leverage and consolidate collaborative efforts by Member States in developing defence capabilities to respond to security challenges, as well as to foster a competitive and innovative European defence industry. It proposed in particular to launch a European Defence Fund to support investment in joint research and the joint development of defence equipment and technologies. The Fund would support cooperation during the whole cycle of defence product and technology development, as well as undertakings in the scope of conversion from military to civilian production.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 51 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) As the Programme aims at enhancing the competitivenessintegration of the Union's defence industry, only entities established in the Union and effectively controlled by Member States or their nationals should be eligible for support. Additionally, in order to ensure the protection of essential security interests of the Union and its Member States, the infrastructure, facilities, assets and resources used by the beneficiaries and subcontractors in actions funded under the Programme, shall not be located on the territory of non-Member States.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 53 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) In order to contribute to the enhancement of the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the Union's defence industry, a European Defence Industrial Development Programme (hereinafter referred to as the Programme) should be established. The Programme should aim at enhancing the competitiveness of the Union's defence industry inter aliaespecially cyber defence by supporting the cooperation between undertakings in the development phase of defence products and technologies. The development phase, which follows the research and technology phase, entails significant risks and costs that hamper the further exploitation of the results of research and adversely impact the competitiveness of the Union's defence industry. The Programme should lead to efficiency gains enabling the reduction of the overall defence spending in the Union while at the same time ensuring the defence capabilities necessary to perform the essential core tasks of collective defence, crisis management and cooperative security. By supporting the development phase, the Programme would contribute to a better exploitation of the results of defence research and it would help to cover the gap between research and production as well as to promote all forms of innovation. The Programme should complement activities carried out in accordance with Article 182 TFEU and it does not cover the production of defence products and technologies.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 55 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) The Programme should not lead to an armament of the European Union. To better exploit economies of scale in the defence industry, the Programme should support the cooperation between undertakings in the development of defence products and technologies.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 55 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) If a consortium of undertakings wishes to participate in an eligible action under the Programme and financial assistance of the Union is to take form of a grant, the consortium should appoint one of its members as a coordinator who will be the principle point of contact with the Commission and who shall regularly report back to the EU Institutions regarding the status of the actions funded under the Programme.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 55 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) In order to contribute to the enhancement of the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the Union's defence industry, a European Defence Industrial Development Programme (hereinafter referred to as the Programme) should be established. The Programme should aim at enhancing the competitiveness of the Union's defence industry, inter alia particular the cyber defence industry, by supporting the cooperation between undertakings in the development phase of defence products and technologies. The Programme should lead to efficiency gains enabling the reduction of the overall defence spending in the Union. The development phase, which follows the research and technology phase, entails significant risks and costs that hamper the further exploitation of the results of research and adversely impact the competitiveness of the Union's defence industry. By supporting the development phase, the Programme would contribute to a better exploitation of the results of defence research and it would help to cover the gap between research and production as well as to promote all forms of innovation. The Programme should complement activities carried out in accordance with Article 182 TFEU and it does not cover the production of defence products and technologies.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 57 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3 a (new)
(3 a) To alleviate any potential negative effects of the integration in the European Union defence market, the Programme should support actions aimed at converting military into civilian technologies and production lines.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 61 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) The Programme should not lead to an armament of the European Union. To better exploit economies of scale in the defence industry, the Programme should support the cooperation between undertakings in the development of defence products and technologies.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 63 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3 a (new)
(3a) To alleviate any potential negative effects of the integration in the European defence market, the Programme should support actions aimed at converting military into civilian technologies and production lines.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 64 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) The financial assistance of the Union under the Programme should not exceed 20% of the total eligible cost of the action when it relates to prototyping which is often the most costly action in the development phase. The totalityUp to 50% of the eligible costs should however be covered for other actions in the development phase.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 65 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) As the Union support aims at enhancing the competitiveness of the sector and concerns only the specific development phase, tThe Commission should notall have ownership or intellectual property rights over the products or technologies resulting from the funded actions. The applicable intellectual property rights regime will be defined contractually byetween the Commission and the beneficiaries.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 70 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) The Programme should not lead to an armament of the European Union. To better exploit economies of scale in the defence industry, the Programme should support the cooperation between undertakings in the development of defence products and technologies.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 72 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) For the selection of actions to be funded by the Programme, the Commission or the entities referred to in Article 58(1)(c) of Regulation N°966/2012 should organise competitive calls as provided for by Regulation No 966/2012. After evaluation of the received proposals with the help of an independent expertand transparently selected expert committee comprising the European Parliament, the Commission and defence experts from academia, think tanks and other stakeholders, excluding representatives from defence companies to avoid bias, the Commission will select the actions to be funded under the Programme. In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation implementingdelegated powers should be conferred on the Commission as regards the adoption and the implementation of the work programme, as well as implementing powers for awarding the funding to selected actions. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council7 . . _________________ 7 Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by the Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 72 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3 a (new)
(3a) To alleviate any potential negative effects of the integration in the European defence market, the Programme should support actions aimed at converting military into civilian technologies and production lines.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 73 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) The Union financial support should not affect the export of products, equipment or technologies, and it should not affect the discretion of Member States regarding policy on the export of defence related products. The Union financial support should not affect Member States' export policies on defence related products.deleted
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 73 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23 a (new)
(23a) The Commission when monitoring and controlling the export of arms and technologies produced with funding from the European Union to countries other than NATO, EU and NATO equivalent countries shall be assisted by a supervisory body made up of the European Parliament, Commission, European External Action Service and EU Members States (hereafter referred to as the Supervisory Body).
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 75 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) The Commission should draw up an implementation report at the end of the Programmeand evaluation report of the Programme at the end of each financial year, examining the financial activities in terms of financial implementation results and where possible, impact. This report should also analyse the cross border participation of SMEs in projects under the Programme as well as the participation of SMEs to the global value chain.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 77 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) As the objective of the Programme is to support the competitivenessintegration of the Union defence industry by de-riskingbearing some of the risks of the development phase of cooperative projects, actions related to the development of a defence product or technology, namely definition of common technical specifications, design, prototyping, testing, qualification, certification as well feasibility studies and other supporting measures as well as actions aimed at converting military production lines into civilian production lines, should be eligible to benefit from it. This will also apply to the upgrade of existing defence products and technologies.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 79 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) The Union financial support should not affect the export of products, equipment or technologies, and it should not affect the discretion of Member States regarding policy on the export of defence related products. The Union financial support should not affect Member States' export policies on defence related products.deleted
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 82 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) to foster the competitivenessintegration and innovation capacity, especially in cyber- defence, of the Union defence industry by supporting actions in their development phase;
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 84 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) As the objective of the Programme is to support the competitivenessintegration of the Union defence industry by de-bearing some of the risking of the development phase of cooperative projects, actions related to the development of a defence product or technology, namely definition of common technical specifications, design, prototyping, testing, qualification, certification as well feasibility studies and other supporting measures as well as actions aimed at converting military production lines into civilian production lines, should be eligible to benefit from it. This will also apply to the upgrade of existing defence products and technologies.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 85 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) to support and leverage the cross- border cooperation between undertakings, including small and medium-sized enterprises, in the development of technologies or products in line with defence capability priorities commonly agreed by Member States within the Union;
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 86 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) to support undertakings in the conversion of excess military into civilian production lines.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 91 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
The amount for the implementation of the Programme for the period 2019-2020 is set at EUR 500125 million in current prices, to be drawn exclusively from the unallocated margins under the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework ceilings. Additional spending from the EU budget shall be compensated by savings in national defence budgets.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 92 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) The Union financial support should not affect the export of products, equipment or technologies, and it should not affect the discretion of Member States regarding policy on the export of defence related products. The Union financial support should not affect Member States' export policies on defence related products.deleted
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 96 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the design of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology as well as the technical specifications on which such design has been developed;
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 97 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the prototyping of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology. A prototype is a model of a product or technology that can demonstrate the element's performance in an operational environment;
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 97 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) As the objective of the Programme is to support the competitivenessintegration of the Union defence industry by de-bearing some of the risking at the development phase of cooperative projects, actions related to the development of a defence product or technology, namely definition of common technical specifications, design, prototyping, testing, qualification, certification as well, feasibility studies and other supporting measures as well as actions aimed at converting military production lines into civilian production lines, should be eligible to benefit from it. This will also apply to the upgrade of existing defence products and technologies.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 98 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) the testing of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology;
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 99 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) the qualification of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology; qualification is the entire process of demonstrating that the design of a product/component/technology meets the specified requirements. This process provides objective evidence by which particular requirements of a design are demonstrated to have been achieved;
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 100 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) the certification of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production or technology. Certification is the process according to which a national authority certifies that the product/component/technology complies with the applicable regulations;
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 103 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) As the Programme aims at enhancing the competitivenessintegration of the Union's defence industry, only entities established in the Union and effectively controlled by Member States or their nationals should be eligible for support. Additionally, in order to ensure the protection of essential security interests of the Union and its Member States, the infrastructure, facilities, assets and resources used by the beneficiaries and subcontractors in actions funded under the Programme, shall not be located on the territory of non-Member States.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 103 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2
2. The action shall be undertaken in a cooperation of at least threefour undertakings which are established in at least twohree different Member States. The undertakings which are beneficiaries shall not effectively be controlled, directly or indirectly, by the same entity or shall not control each other. This paragraph shall not apply to actions in support of conversion from military to civil production.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 104 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) As the Programme aims at enhancing the competitivenessintegration of the Union's defence industry, only entities established in the Union and effectively controlled by Member States or their nationals should be eligible for support. Additionally, in order to ensure the protection of essential security interests of the Union and its Member States, the infrastructure, facilities, assets and resources used by the beneficiaries and subcontractors in actions funded under the Programme, shall not be located on the territory of non-Member States.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 105 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11
(11) Given that the Programme aims particularly at enhancing cooperation between undertakings across Member States, an action should be eligible for funding under the Programme only if it is undertaken by a cooperation of at least threefour undertakings based in at least twohree different Member States. This rule shall not apply to actions in support of conversion from military to civil production.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 106 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Actions in relation to products listed in Annex I shall not be funded. Actions in relation to products listed in Annex II shall not be funded if they are developed mainly for export purposes.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 108 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. The action shall be in line with the tasks referred to in Article 42 TFEU for peace keeping, conflict prevention and strengthening international security in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 110 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) If a consortium of undertakings wishes to participate in an eligible action under the Programme and financial assistance of the Union is to take form of a grant, the consortium should appoint one of its members as a coordinator who will be the principle point of contact with the Commission and who shall regularly report back to the Union institutions on the status of actions funded under the Programme.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 112 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) If a consortium of undertakings wishes to participate in an eligible action under the Programme and financial assistance of the Union is to take form of a grant, the consortium should appoint one of its members as a coordinator who will be the principle point of contact with the Commission and who shall regularly report back to the EU institutions about the status of actions funded under the Programme.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 116 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1
Each applicant shall declare, by written statement, that it is fully aware of and compliant with applicable national and Union legislation and regulations relating to activities in the domain of defence, including the Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 defining common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment, the Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items and the relevant national legislation on export controls.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 118 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1
1. Where the Union’s financial assistance is provided through a grant, the members of any consortium wishing to participate in an action shall appoint one of them to act as coordinator, which shall be identified in the grant agreement. The coordinator shall be the principal point of contact between the members of the consortium in relations with the Commission or the relevant funding body, unless specified otherwise in the grant agreement or in the event of non- compliance with its obligations under the grant agreement. The coordinator shall regularly report back to the EU Institutions regarding the funded action's status.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 123 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) The financial assistance of the Union under the Programme should not exceed 20% of the total eligible cost of the action when it relates to prototyping which is often the most costly action in the development phase. The totalityUp to 50% of the eligible costs should however be covered for other actions in the development phase.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 127 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) As the Union support aims at enhancing the competitiveness of the sector and concerns only the specific development phase, tThe Commission should not have ownership or intellectual property rights over the products or technologies resulting from the funded actions. The applicable intellectual property rights regime will be defined contractually byetween the Commission and the beneficiaries.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 129 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) As the Programme aims at enhancing the competitivenessintegration of the Union's defence industry, only entities established in the Union and effectively controlled by Member States or their nationals should be eligible for support. Additionally, in order to ensure the protection of essential security interests of the Union and its Member States, the infrastructure, facilities, assets and resources used by the beneficiaries and subcontractors in actions funded under the Programme, shall not be located on the territory of non-Member States.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 133 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(ea) realisation of efficiency gains for the overall reduction of defence spending in the EU;
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 134 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) The financial assistance of the Union under the Programme should not exceed 20% of the total eligible cost of the action when it relates to prototyping which is often the most costly action in the development phase. The totalityUp to 50% of the eligible costs should however be covered for other actions in the development phase.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 134 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point e b (new)
(eb) contribution to innovative conversion of military to civil production;
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 135 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point e c (new)
(ec) increased or new cross-border cooperation;
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 136 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) As the Union support aims at enhancing the competitiveness of the sector and concerns only the specific development phase, tThe Commission should notall have ownership or intellectual property rights over the products or technologies resulting from the funded actions. The applicable intellectual property rights regime will be defined contractually byetween the Commission and the beneficiaries.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 136 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) For the selection of actions to be funded by the Programme, the Commission or the entities referred to in Article 58(1)(c) of Regulation N°o 966/2012 should organise competitive calls as provided for by Regulation No 966/2012. After evaluation of the received proposals with the help of an independent expert committee with transparently selected Members of the European Parliament, the Commission and defence experts from academia, think tanks or other stakeholders, excluding representatives from defence companies in order to avoid bias, the Commission will select the actions to be funded under the Programme. In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission as regards the adoption and the implementation of the work programme, as well as for awarding the funding to selected actions. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council7. _________________ 7 Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by the Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 137 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1
1. The financial assistance of the Union provided under the Programme may not exceed 20% of the total cost of the action where it relates to prototyping. In all the other cases, the assistance may cover up to the total50% of the cost of the action.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 138 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
The Commission shall not own the products or technologies resulting from the action nor shall it have any IPR claim pertaining to the actionUnion Institutions, bodies, offices or agencies enjoy, for the duly justified purpose of developing, implementing and monitoring Union policies or programmes, access rights solely to the results of a beneficiary that has received Union funding. Such access rights are limited to non-commercial and non- competitive use. Such access is to be granted on a royalty-free basis. With regard to results which are generated by beneficiaries that have received funding under the Programme, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary shall provide that the Commission may object to transfers of ownership or to grants of a licence to third parties established in a third country not associated with the Programme, if it considers that the grant or transfer is inconsistent with ethical principles of the EU Common Position on arms exports or security considerations. In such cases, the transfer of ownership or grant of licence cannot take place unless the Commission is satisfied that appropriate safeguards will be put in place. Where appropriate, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary will provide that the Commission is to be notified at least six months in advance of any such transfer of ownership or grant of a licence. Non- compliance with these provisions will be subject to measures stipulated in Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 and Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 139 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23 a (new)
(23a) When monitoring and controlling arms exports and technologies produced with funding from the Union to countries other than NATO, EU and NATO- equivalent countries, the Commission should be assisted by a supervisory body made up of representatives of the European Parliament, the Commission, the European External Action Service and the Member States ('the Supervisory Body').
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 141 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 a (new)
Article 12a Export Military technology and equipment that has been produced with funding from the Union under the Programme shall not be exported to non-NATO, non-EU or non- NATO equivalent countries without prior authorisation by the Supervisory Committee. Upon being notified by a beneficiary of their intention to export military technologies or equipment to non-NATO, non-EU or non-NATO equivalent countries, the Commission shall convene the Supervisory Committee, which shall decide on all requests based on relevant Union legislation, in particular Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 defining common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment, the Common Military List of the Union and the User's Guide to Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP defining common rules governing the control of exports of military technology and equipment.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 142 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission, by means of an implementing act, shall adoptshall be empowered to adopt delegated acts to establish a multiannual a work programme for the duration of the Programme. This implementingdelegated act shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in in Article 16(2). This work programme shall be in line with the objectives set out in Article 2;
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 144 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) The Commission should draw up an implementation and evaluation report at the end of the Programmeeach financial year, examining the financial activities in terms of financial implementation results and where possible, impact. This report should also analyse the cross border participation of SMEs in projects under the Programme as well as the participation of SMEs to the global value chain.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 147 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) If a consortium of undertakings wishes to participate in an eligible action under the Programme and financial assistance of the Union is to take form of a grant, the consortium should appoint one of its members as a coordinator who will be the principle point of contact with the Commission and who shall regularly report back to the EU Institutions regarding the status of the actions funded under the Programme.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 149 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) For the selection of actions to be funded by the Programme, the Commission or the entities referred to in Article 58(1)(c) of Regulation N°966/2012 should organise competitive calls as provided for by Regulation No 966/2012. After evaluation of the received proposals with the help of an independent expert committee comprising the European Parliament, Commission and experts from academia, think tanks or other stakeholders, excluding representatives from defence companies in order to avoid bias, the Commission will select the actions to be funded under the Programme. In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission as regards the adoption and the implementation of the work programme, as well as for awarding the funding to selected actions. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council7 . _________________ 7 Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by the Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 150 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2
2. The proposals submitted following the call for proposals shall be evaluated by the Commission assisted by an independent expertand transparently selected expert committee comprising the European Parliament, the Commission and defence experts from academia, think tanks and other stakeholders, excluding representatives from defence companies to avoid bias on the basis of the award criteria of Article 10.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 151 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23 a (new)
(23 a) The Commission when monitoring and controlling the export of arms and technologies produced with funding from the European Union to countries other than NATO, EU and NATO-equivalent countries shall be assisted by a supervisory body made up of the European Parliament, European Commission, European External Action Service and EU Member States (hereafter referred to as the Supervisory Committee).
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 155 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) to foster the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the Union defence industry, especially cyberdefence, by supporting actions in their development phase;
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 156 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) The Commission should draw up an implementation and evaluation report at the end of the Programmeeach financial year, examining the financial activities in terms of financial implementation results and where possible, impact. This report should also analyse the cross border participation of SMEs in projects under the Programme as well as the participation of SMEs to the global value chain.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 156 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 13 shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of two years from 2019. The delegation of power referred to in Article 13 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each member state in accordance with the principles laid down in the interinstitutional agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law Making. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 13 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and to the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 159 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of the programme and annually report on the progress made in accordance with Article 38(3)(e) of Regulation 966/2012. To this end, the Commission shall put in place necessary monitoring arrangements.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 160 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2
2. The Commission shall draw up an annual monitoring report examining the efficiency and effectiveness of supported actions in terms of financial implementation, results, costs and, where possible, impact. To support greater efficiency and effectiveness of future Union policy actions, the Commission shall draw up a retrospectiven evaluation report annually and send it to the European Parliament and to the Council. The report - building on relevant consultations of Member States and key stakeholders - shall notably assess the progress made towards the achievement of objectives set out in Article 2. It shall also analyse cross border participation of SMEs in projects implemented under the programme as well as the participation of SMEs to the global value chain.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 162 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 – point a (new)
(a) In due time before the end of this Programme, the Commission shall establish an interim evaluation report on the achievement of the objectives of all the actions supported under the Programme at the level of results and impacts, the efficiency of the use of resources and its European added value. This interim evaluation report needs to be available to European Parliament and Council before any decision on a continuation of the Programme under a new multiannual financial framework can be taken.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 162 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) to support and leverage the cross- border cooperation between undertakings, including small and medium-sized enterprises, in the development of technologies or products in line with defence capability priorities commonly agreed by Member States within the Union;
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 163 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 – point b (new)
(b) The Commission shall establish a final evaluation report on the longer-term impact and sustainability of effects of the measures.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 163 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) to support undertakings in the conversion of excess military into civil production lines;
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 165 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. All grant beneficiaries and other parties involved who have received Union funds under this Regulation shall provide the Commission with the appropriate data and information necessary to permit the monitoring and evaluation of the measures concerned.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 166 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. The Commission shall submit the reports referred to in paragraphs 2, 2 (a) and 2 (b) to the European Parliament and the Council.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 167 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) to foster the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the Union defence industry, especially cyberdefence, by supporting actions in their development phase;
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 167 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 c (new)
2c. Member States shall report to the Commission or the EU delegations on their exports of EU-funded defence technologies and equipment to Third Countries on a six-monthly basis. The Commission shall set up a tracking mechanism to verify the end-use and end- users of defence technologies and equipment funded by the Programme and exported to Third Countries and report back to the European Parliament on a yearly basis.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 167 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) The financial assistance of the Union under the Programme should not exceed 20% of the total eligible cost of the action when it relates to prototyping which is often the most costly action in the development phase. The totalityUp to 50% of the eligible costs should however be covered for other actions in the development phase.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 167 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
The amount for the implementation of the Programme for the period 2019-2020 is set at EUR 500125 million in current prices, to be drawn exclusively from the unallocated margins under the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework ceilings. Additional spending from the Union budget shall be compensated by savings in national defence budgets.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 169 #

2017/0125(COD)

Article 19a ANNEX I Non eligible products - Weapons of mass destruction and related warhead technologies; - Banned weapons and munitions and weapons not compliant with international humanitarian law; - Fully autonomous weapons that enable strikes to be carried out without meaningful human control as well as IA software, dual-use and military components that leave to the machine the final decision to apply lethal force; - Weapons systems that are not regulated by international legal frameworks that have been ratified by the Union or all Member States individually to prevent misuse.
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 170 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 b (new)
Article 19b ANNEX II Non eligible products, when they are mainly developed for export purposes: - Small arms and light weapons
2017/12/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 172 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) As the Union support aims at enhancing the competitiveness of the sector and concerns only the specific development phase, tThe Commission should not have ownership or intellectual property rights over the products or technologies resulting from the funded actions. The applicable intellectual property rights regime will be defined contractually byetween the Commission and the beneficiaries.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 180 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) to support and leverage the cross- border cooperation between undertakings, including small and medium-sized enterprises, in the development of technologies or products in line with defence capability priorities commonly agreed by Member States within the Union;
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 181 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the design of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings’ aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology as well as the technical specifications on which such design has been developed;
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 183 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the prototyping of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings’ aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology. A prototype is a model of a product or technology that can demonstrate the element's performance in an operational environment;
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 184 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) the testing of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings’ aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology;
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 185 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) the qualification of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings’ aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology; qualification is the entire process of demonstrating that the design of a product/component/technology meets the specified requirements. This process provides objective evidence by which particular requirements of a design are demonstrated to have been achieved;
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 186 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) the certification of a defence product or technology, or a product or technology supporting the undertakings’ aim to convert from military to civil production. Certification is the process according to which a national authority certifies that the product/component/technology complies with the applicable regulations;
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 187 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c a (new)
(c a) to support undertakings in the scope of conversion of excess military into civilian production lines.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 191 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
The amount for the implementation of the Programme for the period 2019-2020 is set at EUR 500125 million in current prices, to be drawn exclusively from the unallocated margins under the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework ceilings. Additional spending from the EU budget shall be compensated by savings in national defence budgets.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 193 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) For the selection of actions to be funded by the Programme, the Commission or the entities referred to in Article 58(1)(c) of Regulation N°966/2012 should organise competitive calls as provided for by Regulation No 966/2012. After evaluation of the received proposals with the help of an independent expertand transparently selected expert committee comprising the European Parliament, the Commission and defence experts from academia, think tanks and other stakeholders, excluding representatives from defence companies to avoid bias, the Commission will select the actions to be funded under the Programme. In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation implementingdelegated powers should be conferred on the Commission as regards the adoption and the implementation of the work programme, as well as implementing powers for awarding the funding to selected actions. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council7. __________________ 7 Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by the Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 196 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23 a (new)
(23a) The Commission, when monitoring and controlling the export of arms and technologies produced with funding from the European Union to countries other than NATO, EU and NATO equivalent countries, shall be assisted by a supervisory body made up of the European Parliament, the Commission, the European External Action Service and Members States (hereafter referred to as the Supervisory Body).
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 198 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Actions in relation to products listed in Annex A shall not be funded. Actions in relation to products listed in Annex B shall not be funded if they are developed mainly for export purposes.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 199 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. The action shall be in line with the tasks referred to in Article 42 TEU for peace keeping, conflict prevention and strengthening international security in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 203 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the design of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology as well as the technical specifications on which such design has been developed;
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 203 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) The Commission should draw up an implementation report at the end of the Programmeand evaluation report of the Programme at the end of each financial year, examining the financial activities in terms of financial implementation results and where possible, impact. This report should also analyse the cross border participation of SMEs in projects under the Programme as well as the participation of SMEs to the global value chain.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 204 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the prototyping of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology. A prototype is a model of a product or technology that can demonstrate the element's performance in an operational environment;
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 205 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) the testing of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology;
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 206 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) the qualification of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert form military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology; qualification is the entire process of demonstrating that the design of a product/component/technology meets the specified requirements. This process provides objective evidence by which particular requirements of a design are demonstrated to have been achieved;
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 207 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) the qualification of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert form military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology; qualification is the entire process of demonstrating that the design of a product/component/technology meets the specified requirements. This process provides objective evidence by which particular requirements of a design are demonstrated to have been achieved;
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 208 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) the certification of a defence product or technology or a product or technology supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production. Certification is the process according to which a national authority certifies that the product/component/technology complies with the applicable regulations;
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 214 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) to foster the competitivenessintegration and innovation capacity, especially in cyber- defence, of the Union defence industry by supporting actions in their development phase;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 215 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2
2. The action shall be undertaken in a cooperation of at least three undertakings which are established in at least two different Member States. The undertakings which are beneficiaries shall not effectively be controlled, directly or indirectly, by the same entity or shall not control each other. This rule shall not apply to actions in support of civil-military conversion.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 217 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1
Each applicant shall declare, by written statement, that it is fully aware of and compliant with applicable national and Union legislation and regulations relating to activities in the domain of defence, including the Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 defining common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment, as well as the Union regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items and the relevant national legislation on export controls.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 218 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1
1. Where the Union’s financial assistance is provided through a grant, the members of any consortium wishing to participate in an action shall appoint one of them to act as coordinator, which shall be identified in the grant agreement. The coordinator shall be the principal point of contact between the members of the consortium in relations with the Commission or the relevant funding body, unless specified otherwise in the grant agreement or in the event of non- compliance with its obligations under the grant agreement. The coordinator shall regularly report back to the Union institutions regarding the status of funded actions.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 226 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) to support and leverage the cross- border cooperation between undertakings, including small and medium-sized enterprises, in the development of technologies or products in line with defence capability priorities commonly agreed by Member States within the Union;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 233 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Actions in relation to products listed in Annex A shall not be funded.Actions in relation to products listed in Annex B shall not be funded if they are developed mainly for export purposes.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 234 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 a (new)
(a) efficiency gains for the overall reduction of costs for defence
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 235 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. The action shall be in line with the tasks referred to in Article 42 TEU for peace keeping, conflict prevention and strengthening international security in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Carter.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 235 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 b (new)
(b) contribution to innovative conversion of military to civilian production
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 236 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) to support undertakings in the conversion of excess military production lines into civilian ones.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 236 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 c (new)
(c) increased or new cross-border cooperation
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 239 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
The amount for the implementation of the Programme for the period 2019-2020 is set at EUR 500125 million in current prices, to be drawn exclusively from the unallocated margins under the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework ceilings. Additional spending from the EU budget shall be compensated by savings in national defence budgets.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 240 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1
1. The financial assistance of the Union provided under the Programme may not exceed 20% of the total cost of the action where it relates to prototyping. In all the other cases, the assistance may cover up to the total cost50% of the action.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 243 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
The Commission shall not own the products or technologies resulting from the action nor shall it have any IPR claim pertaining to the actionUnion institutions, bodies, offices or agencies enjoy, for the duly justified purpose of developing, implementing and monitoring Union policies or programmes, access rights solely to the results of a beneficiary that has received Union funding. Such access rights shall be limited to non-commercial and non- competitive use. Such access shall be granted on a royalty-free basis. With regard to results which are generated by beneficiaries that have received funding under the Programme, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary shall provide that the Commission may object to transfers of ownership or to grants of a licence to third parties established in a third country not associated with the Programme, if it considers that the grant or transfer is inconsistent with ethical principles of the Common Position on arms exports or security considerations. Where appropriate, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary shall provide that the Commission is to be notified at least six months in advance of any such transfer of ownership or grant of a licence. Non-compliance with these provisions shall be subject to the measures stipulated in Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 and Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 248 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 a (new)
Article 12a Export Military technology and equipment that has been produced with funding from the Union under the Programme shall not be exported to non-NATO, non-EU or non- NATO equivalent countries without prior authorisation by the Supervisory Committee. Upon being notified by a beneficiary of their intention to export arms to a non-NATO, non-EU or non- NATO equivalent country , the Commission shall convene the Supervisory Committee, which shall decide on all export requests based on relevant Union legislation, in particular Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 defining common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment, the Common Military List of the European Union and the User's Guide to Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP defining common rules governing the control of exports of military technology and equipment.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 249 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission, by means of an implementing act, shall adoptshall be empowered to adopt delegated acts to establish a multiannual a work programme for the duration of the Programme. This implementingese delegated acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in in Article 16(2). This work programme shall be in line with the objectives set out in Article 2;
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 258 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2
2. The proposals submitted following the call for proposals shall be evaluated by the Commission assisted by an independent expert committee with transparently selected representatives of the European Parliament, the Commission and defence experts from academia, think tanks or other stakeholders, excluding representatives from defence companies to avoid bias on the basis of the award criteria of Article 10.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 262 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of the programme and annually report on the progress made in accordance with Article 38(3)(e) of Regulation 966/2012. To this end, the Commission shall put in place necessary monitoring arrangements.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 265 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2
2. The Commission shall draw up an annual monitoring report examining the efficiency and effectiveness of supported actions in terms of financial implementation, results, costs and, where possible, impact. To support greater efficiency and effectiveness of future Union policy actions, the Commission shall draw up a retrospectiven annual evaluation report and send it to the European Parliament and to the Council. The report - building on relevant consultations of Member States and key stakeholders - shall notably assess the progress made towards the achievement of objectives set out in Article 2. It shall also analyse cross border participation of SMEs in projects implemented under the programme as well as the participation of SMEs to the global value chain.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 266 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1
Each applicant shall declare, by written statement, that it is fully aware of and compliant with applicable national and Union legislation and regulations relating to activities in the domain of defence, including the Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 defining common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment, the Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items and the relevant national legislation on export controls.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 269 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1
1. Where the Union’s financial assistance is provided through a grant, the members of any consortium wishing to participate in an action shall appoint one of them to act as coordinator, which shall be identified in the grant agreement. The coordinator shall be the principal point of contact between the members of the consortium in relations with the Commission or the relevant funding body, unless specified otherwise in the grant agreement or in the event of non- compliance with its obligations under the grant agreement. The coordinator shall regularly report back to the EU institutions regarding the status of funded actions.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 269 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the design of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology as well as the technical specifications on which such design has been developed;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 269 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. The Commission shall establish a final evaluation report on the longer-term impact and sustainability of effects of the measures. All beneficiaries and other parties involved who have received Union funds under this Regulation shall provide the Commission with the appropriate data and information necessary to permit the monitoring and evaluation of the measures concerned. The Commission shall submit the reports referred to in paragraphs 2, 2a and 2b to the European Parliament and the Council.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 270 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 c (new)
2c. Member States shall report to the Commission or the Union Delegations on their exports of Union-funded defence technologies and equipment to non- NATO, non-EU or non-NATO equivalent countries every six months. The Commission shall setup a tracking mechanism to verify the end-use and end- users of defence technologies and equipment funded by the Programme and exported to non-NATO, non-EU or non- NATO equivalent countries and report back to the European Parliament every year.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 271 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the prototyping of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology. A prototype is a model of a product or technology that can demonstrate the element's performance in an operational environment;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 271 #

2017/0125(COD)

ANNEX A Non-eligible products · Weapons of mass destruction and related warhead technologies; · Banned weapons and munitions and weapons not compliant with international humanitarian law; · Fully autonomous weapons that enable strikes to be carried out without meaningful human control as well as IA software, dual-use and military components that leave to the machine the final decision to apply lethal force; · Weapon systems that are not regulated by international legal frameworks that have been ratified by the European Union or all EU member states individually to prevent misuse.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 272 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) the testing of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 272 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex B (new)
ANNEX B Non-eligible products, when they are mainly developed for export purposes: · Small arms and light weapons.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 274 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) the qualification of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production, tangible or intangible component or technology; qualification is the entire process of demonstrating that the design of a product/component/technology meets the specified requirements. This process provides objective evidence by which particular requirements of a design are demonstrated to have been achieved;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 275 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) the certification of a defence product or a product supporting the undertakings' aim to convert from military to civil production or technology. Certification is the process according to which a national authority certifies that the product/component/technology complies with the applicable regulations;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 277 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2
2. The action shall be undertaken in a cooperation of at least threefour undertakings which are established in at least twohree different Member States. The undertakings which are beneficiaries shall not effectively be controlled, directly or indirectly, by the same entity or shall not control each other. This paragraph shall not apply to actions in support of conversion from military to civil production.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 283 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point a a (new)
(a a) efficiency gains for the overall reduction of costs for defence;
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 301 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(e a) contribution to innovative conversion of military to civilian production.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 303 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point e b (new)
(e b) increased or new cross-border cooperation
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 305 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Actions in relation to products listed in Annex I shall not be funded. Actions in relation to products listed in Annex II shall not be funded if they are developed mainly for export purposes.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 306 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1
1. The financial assistance of the Union provided under the Programme may not exceed 20% of the total cost of the action where it relates to prototyping. In all the other cases, the assistance may cover up to 50% of the total cost of the action.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 307 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. The action shall be in line with the tasks referred to in Article 42 TEU for peace keeping, conflict prevention and strengthening international security in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 324 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
The Commission shall not own the products or technologies resulting from the action nor shall it have any IPR claim pertaining to the actionUnion institutions, bodies, offices or agencies enjoy, for the duly justified purpose of developing, implementing and monitoring Union policies or programmes, access rights solely to the results of a beneficiary that has received Union funding. Such access rights are limited to non-commercial and non- competitive use. Such access is to be granted on a royalty-free basis. With regard to results which are generated by beneficiaries that have received funding under the Programme, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary shall provide that the Commission may object to transfers of ownership or to grants of a license to third parties established in a third country not associated with the Programme, if it considers that the grant or transfer is inconsistent with ethical principles of the EU Common Position on arms exports or security considerations. Where appropriate, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary will provide that the Commission is to be notified at least six months in advance of any such transfer of ownership or grant of a license. Non-compliance with these provisions will be subject to measures stipulated in Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 and Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 326 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 a (new)
Military technology and equipment that has been produced with funding from the European Union under the Programme shall not be exported to non-NATO, non- EU or non-NATO equivalent countries (hereafter referred to as Third Countries) without prior authorisation by the Supervisory Committee.Upon being notified by a beneficiary of their intention to export military technologies or equipment to a third country, the Supervisory Committee shall decide based on relevant EU legislation, in particular the Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 defining common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment, the Common Military List of the European Union and the User's Guide to Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP defining common rules governing the control of exports of military technology and equipment.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 329 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission, by means of an implementing act, shall adopt shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts to establish a multiannual a work programme for the duration of the Programme. This implementingdelegated act shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in in Article 16(2). This work programme shall be in line with the objectives set out in Article 2;
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 340 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2
2. The proposals submitted following the call for proposals shall be evaluated by the Commission assisted by an independent experts committee comprising the European Parliament, European Commission and experts from academia, think tanks or other stakeholders, excluding representatives form defence companies in order to avoid bias, on the basis of the award criteria of Article 10.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 347 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1
Each applicant shall declare, by written statement, that it is fully aware of and compliant with applicable national and Union legislation and regulations relating to activities in the domain of defence, including the Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 defining common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment, the Community regime for the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items and the relevant national legislation on export controls.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 349 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1
1. Where the Union’s financial assistance is provided through a grant, the members of any consortium wishing to participate in an action shall appoint one of them to act as coordinator, which shall be identified in the grant agreement. The coordinator shall be the principal point of contact between the members of the consortium in relations with the Commission or the relevant funding body, unless specified otherwise in the grant agreement or in the event of non- compliance with its obligations under the grant agreement. The coordinator shall regularly report back to the Union Institutions regarding the status of the funded action.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 352 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of the programme and annually report on the progress made in accordance with Article 38(3)(e) of Regulation 966/2012. To this end, the Commission shall put in place necessary monitoring arrangements.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 354 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2
2. The Commission shall draw up an annual monitoring report examining the efficiency and effectiveness of supported actions in terms of financial implementation, results, costs and, where possible, impact. To support greater efficiency and effectiveness of future Union policy actions, the Commission shall draw up a retrospectiven annual evaluation report and send it to the European Parliament and to the Council. The report - building on relevant consultations of Member States and key stakeholders - shall notably assess the progress made towards the achievement of objectives set out in Article 2. It shall also analyse cross border participation of SMEs in projects implemented under the programme as well as the participation of SMEs to the global value chain.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 360 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Member States shall report to the Commission or the EU Delegations on the export of EU-funded defence technologies and equipment to Third Countries on a six-monthly basis.The Commission shall setup a tracking mechanism to verify the end-use and end-users of defence technologies and equipment funded by the Programme and exported to Third Countries and report back to the European Parliament on a yearly basis.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 361 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 b (new)
2 b. Six months before the end of this Programme, the Commission shall establish an interim evaluation report on the achievement of the objectives of all the actions supported under the Programme at the level of results and impacts, the efficiency of the use of resources and its European added value.This interim evaluation report needs to the available to the European Parliament and Council before any decision on a continuation of the Programme under the new multiannual financial framework can be taken.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 362 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 c (new)
2 c. The Commission shall establish a final evaluation report on the longer-term impact and sustainability of the Programme. All grant beneficiaries and other parties involved who have received Union funds under this Regulation shall provide the Commission with the appropriate data and information necessary to permit the monitoring and evaluation of the measures concerned.The Commission shall submit the reports referred to in paragraphs 2, 2a, 2b and 2c to the European Parliament and Council.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 364 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 a (new)
Article 19 a ANNEX I Non eligible products - Weapons of mass destruction and related warhead technologies; - Banned weapons and munitions and weapons not compliant with international humanitarian law; Fully autonomous weapons that enable strikes to be carried out without meaningful human control as well as IA software, dual-use and military components that leave to the machine the final decision to apply lethal force; - Weapon systems that are not regulated by international legal frameworks that have been ratified by the European Union or all the EU member states individually to prevent misuse.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 365 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 b (new)
Article 19 b ANNEX II Non eligible products, when they are mainly developed for export purposes:- Small arms and light weapons.
2017/11/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 390 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(ea) realisation of efficiency gains for the overall reduction of defence spending in the EU;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 391 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point e b (new)
(eb) contribution to innovative conversion of military to civil production;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 393 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point e c (new)
(ec) increased or new cross-border cooperation
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 401 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1
1. The financial assistance of the Union provided under the Programme may not exceed 20% of the total cost of the action where it relates to prototyping. In all the other cases, the assistance may cover up to the total50% of the cost of the action.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 413 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
The Commission shall not own the products or technologies resulting from the action nor shall it have any IPR claim pertaining to the action. Union institutions, bodies, offices or agencies enjoy, for the duly justified purpose of developing, implementing and monitoring Union policies or programmes, access rights solely to the results of a beneficiary that has received Union funding. Such access rights are limited to non-commercial and non- competitive use. Such access is to be granted on a royalty-free basis. With regard to results which are generated by beneficiaries that have received funding under the Programme, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary shall provide that the Commission may object to transfers of ownership or to grants of a licence to third parties established in a third country not associated with the Programme, if it considers that the grant or transfer is inconsistent with the ethical principles laid down in the EU Common Position on arms exports or security considerations. In such cases, the transfer of ownership or grant of licence can not take place unless the Commission is satisfied that appropriate safeguards will be put in place. Where appropriate, the agreement between the Commission and the beneficiary will provide that the Commission is to be notified at least six months prior to any such transfer of ownership or grant of a licence. Non- compliance with these provisions will be subject to the measures stipulated in Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 and Regulation (EU) No 1268/2012.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 420 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 a (new)
Article 12a Export Military technology and equipment that has been produced with funding from the Union under the Programme shall not be exported to non-NATO, non-EU or non- NATO equivalent countries without prior authorisation by the Supervisory Committee. Upon being notified by a beneficiary of their intention to export military technologies or equipment to non-NATO, non-EU or non-NATO equivalent countries, the Commission shall convene the Supervisory Committee, which shall decide on all requests based on relevant Union legislation, in particular Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP of 8 December 2008 defining common rules governing control of exports of military technology and equipment, the Common Military List of the Union and the User's Guide to Council Common Position 2008/944/CFSP defining common rules governing the control of exports of military technology and equipment.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 426 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission, by means of an implementing act, shall adoptshall be empowered to adopt delegated acts to establish a multiannual a work programme for the duration of the Programme. This implementingdelegated act shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in in Article 16(2). This work programme shall be in line with the objectives set out in Article 2;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 443 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2
2. The proposals submitted following the call for proposals shall be evaluated by the Commission assisted by an independent expertand transparently selected expert committee comprising the European Parliament, the Commission and defence experts from academia, think tanks and other stakeholders, excluding representatives from defence companies to avoid bias on the basis of the award criteria of Article 10.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 455 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 13 shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of two years from 2019. The delegation of power referred to in Article 13 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each member state in accordance with the principles laid down in the interinstitutional agreement on Better Law Making of 13 April 2016. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 13 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and to the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 459 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall regularly monitor and evaluate the implementation of the programme and annually report on the progress made in accordance with Article 38(3)(e) of Regulation 966/2012. To this end, the Commission shall put in place necessary monitoring arrangements.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 460 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2
2. The Commission shall draw up an annual monitoring report examining the efficiency and effectiveness of the supported actions in terms of financial implementation, results, costs and, where possible, impact. To support greater efficiency and effectiveness of future Union policy actions, the Commission shall draw up a retrospectiven evaluation report annually and send it to the European Parliament and to the Council. The report - building on relevant consultations of Member States and key stakeholders - shall notably assess the progress made towards the achievement of objectives set out in Article 2. It shall also analyse cross border participation of SMEs in projects implemented under the programme as well as the participation of SMEs to the global value chain.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 464 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. In due time before the end of this Programme, the Commission shall draw up an interim evaluation report on the achievement of the objectives of all the actions supported under the Programme at the level of results and impacts, the efficiency of the use of resources and its European added value. This interim evaluation report shall be available to the European Parliament and the Council before any decision on a continuation of the Programme under a new multiannual financial framework can be taken.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 466 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. The Commission shall establish a final evaluation report on the longer-term impact and sustainability of the effects of the measures.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 467 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 c (new)
2c. All grant beneficiaries and other parties involved who have received Union funds under this Regulation shall provide the Commission with the appropriate data and information necessary to permit the monitoring and evaluation of the measures concerned.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 468 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 d (new)
2d. The Commission shall submit the reports referred to in paragraphs 2, 2a and 2b to the European Parliament and the Council.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 469 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 e (new)
2e. Member States shall report to the Commission or the EU delegations on their exports of EU-funded defence technologies and equipment to third countries on a six-monthly basis. The Commission shall set up a tracking mechanism to verify the end-use and end- users of defence technologies and equipment funded by the Programme and exported to third countries and report back to the European Parliament on a yearly basis.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 470 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I (new)
ANNEX I Non eligible products - Weapons of mass destruction and related warhead technologies; - Banned weapons and munitions and weapons not compliant with international humanitarian law; - Fully autonomous weapons that enable strikes to be carried out without meaningful human control as well as IA software, dual-use and military components that leave to the machine the final decision to apply lethal force; - Weapons systems that are not regulated by international legal frameworks that have been ratified by the Union or all EU member states individually to prevent misuse;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 472 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II (new)
ANNEX II Non eligible products, when they are mainly developed for export purposes: - Small arms and light weapons
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 9 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Calls on the Commission to report back to the Parliament no later than one year after adoption of the final report of the Committee of Inquiry on the follow-up actions taken by the Commission and Member States on the conclusions and recommendations of the Committee of Inquiry;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 16 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Commission to ensure that there are adequate human resources and, technical expertise and the appropriate level of autonomy in the JRC, including measures to keep relevant experience with vehicle and emissions technology and vehicle testing in the organisation; notes that the JRC may have additional verification responsibilities for requirements in the context of the proposal for a new market surveillance and type approval regulation;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 19 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 8
8. Calls for the swift adoption, implementation and application of the 3rd and 4th real driving emissions (RDE) packages to complete the regulatory framework for the new type-approval procedure; recalls that, in order for RDE tests to be effective in reducing the discrepancies between the NOx emissions measured in the laboratory and on the road, the specifications of the test and evaluation procedures should be set out very carefully and should cover athe widest possible range of driving conditions, including temperature, engine load, vehicle speed, altitude, type of road and other parameters commonlythat can be found when driving in the whole Union;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 22 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 9
9. Urges the Commission to reviewse downwards in 2017 the conformity factor for RDE tests of NOx emissions, as provided for by the 2nd RDE package, so that it no longer exceeds the error margin of the PEMS equipment; calls on the Commission to use subsequent annual revisions to reduce the conformity factor further - in line with the technical progress and improvement of the accuracy of the PEMS equipment while taking into account the possibility to introduce an EU system for the approval of PEMS guaranteeing minimum levels of performance - to bring it as close to 1 as soon as possible and by 2021 at the latest;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 34 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 11
11. Calls on the Commission to continue its work on improving Portable Emission Measurement System (PEMS) measurements for particulate matter with a viewperformance in order to improvinge their accuracy and the technological abilityreduce their error margin; considers that for particulate matter PEMS technology should be able to account for particles whose size is smaller than 23 nanometres and that are the most dangerous to public health;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 41 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 14
14. Considers that although the RDE procedure will minimise the risk of defeat device use, it will not completely prevent recourse to illegal practices; recommends therefore that, in line with the approach of the US authorities, a degree of unpredictability is built into the type- approval testing and random tests are conducted on cars in-use and on the road in order to prevent any outstanding loopholes from being exploited; and to ensure compliance throughout the lifecycle of a vehicle; to this end recommends the performance of tests with variations in parameters such as inter alia ambient temperatures, speed patterns, vehicle load and duration of the test in order to detect irrational emission behaviour and allow type approval authorities and testing services to conduct random off-cycle additional tests as they see necessary;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 46 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 14 a (new)
14a. Notes with concern that the official testing of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption of vehicles will still be limited to a laboratory test procedure (WLTP), which means that the illegal use of defeat devices remains possible and can stay undetected; urges the Commission and the Member States to establish remote fleet monitoring schemes - making use of roadside remote sensing equipment and/or on-board sensors - to screen the environmental performance of the in- service fleet and to detect possible illegal practices that might lead to continued discrepancies between the performance on paper and in the real world;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 48 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 16
16. Calls on the Commission to analyse why the JRC's research findings and concerns discussed among the Commission's services with regard to possible illegal practices by manufacturers never reached the higher levels of the hierarchy; calls on the Commission to report its conclusions to Parliament;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 49 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Calls on the Commission to mandate the JRC to further investigate, together with the national authorities and independent research institutes, the suspicious emission behaviour observed on several cars in August 2016;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 60 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 18
18. Calls on the Commission to strictly monitor the enforcement by Member States of the exemptions to the use of defeat devices and to issue interpretative guidelines; demands such guidelines to apply retroactively to cars already in use; calls on the Commission to launch infringements procedures if it deems them necessary;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 64 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 19
19. Calls for the swift adoption of the proposal for a Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers (2016/0014(COD)), to enter into force no later than 2020, replacing the current framework directive on type-approval; considers the preservation of the level of ambition of the original Commission proposal, in particular as regards the introduction of EU oversight of the system, to bestrongly deplores all efforts to weaken the draft Commission proposal and to delay the process in the Council; considers the requirements foreseen in the original Commission proposal as the bare minimum objecti; believes to be achieved durihat these requirements should be preserved and possibly streng the interinstitutional negotiationsned while all attempts to dilute them should be rejected, in particular as regards the introduction of EU oversight onf the dossiersystem;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 78 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 21 a (new)
21a. Believes that there should be a clear legal and administrative separation of responsibilities and tasks between type approval authorities, testing services and manufacturers: the type-approval authorities should not perform any activities that technical services perform and there should be a strict separation between them in terms of financing, organisation and human resources in order to avoid any possible conflict of interest; additionally believes that the type-approval authorities and national market surveillance authorities should not provide consultancy services on a commercial or competitive basis.;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 98 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. Calls on the co-legislators to establish in the upcoming Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles, an EU-wide remote sensing network to monitor the real world emissions of the car fleet and to identify excessively polluting vehicles in order to target in-service conformity checks and to trace cars that might be illegally modified with hardware (e.g. EGR switch-off plates, DPF or SCR removal) or software (illegal chip tuning) modifications;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 106 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 27
27. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to assess the US practice of random off- production-line and in-service testing and to draw the necessary conclusions with regard to improving their market surveillance activities;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 125 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 30
30. Urges the Commission to launch infringement procedures against Member States that have not put in place effective market surveillance and national system of penalties for infringements of EU law as required by the existing legislation;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 134 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 33
33. Calls on the Member States to apply more vigorous measures in the wake of the emissions cheating scandal; calls on the Member States to apply the available sanctions, where relevantand their type approval authorities to examine the information on base and auxiliary emission control strategies - to be disclosed by the car manufactures - for already type-approved Euro 5 and Euro 6 cars displaying irrational emissions behaviour observed in testing programs, and to check their conformity with the Commission's interpretation guidelines on the defeat device provisions; calls on the Member States to apply the available sanctions in case of non-conformity, including mandatory recall programmes and the withdrawal of type-approvals; calls on the Commission to ensure a coordinated approach on recall programmes across the EU;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 150 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 36 d (new)
36d. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to assess the effectiveness of current Low Emission Zones in cities - taking into account the failure of Euro standards for light duty vehicles to reflect real world emissions, and to examine the benefit of introducing a label or standard for Ultra Low Emission Vehicles that meet the emission limit values in real driving conditions;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 152 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 36 e (new)
36e. Calls on the Commission and the co-legislators to follow a more integrated approach in their policies to improve the environmental performance of cars, in order to ensure progress on both the decarbonisation and air quality objectives, such as by fostering the electrification or transition to alternative motorisations of the car fleet;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 153 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 36 f (new)
36 f. Calls on the Commission, to that end, to review the Clean Power for Transport Directive and to come forward with a Draft Regulation on CO2 standards for the car fleets coming onto the market from 2025 onwards, with the inclusion of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) mandates that impose a stepwise increasing share of zero and ultra-low emission vehicles in the total fleet with the aim to phase out new CO2-emitting cars by 2035;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 154 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 36 g (new)
36g. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to foster green public procurement policies, purchasing ZEVs and ULEVs by public authorities for their own fleets or for (semi-)public car sharing programs;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 157 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 36 j (new)
36 j. Calls on the Commission to work with the Member States to ensure that no worker from the automotive sector should suffer from the emissions scandal; to this end, Member States and car manufacturers should coordinate and promote vocational training plans to guarantee that workers, whose employment situation has been negatively affected by the emission scandal, remain in employment in the future, for example in the field of alternative motorisations;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 164 #

2016/2908(RSP)


Paragraph 38 a (new)
38a. Considers that the final results and recommendations of the committee of inquiry could have been better aligned with the legislative work and timetable of the current proposal for a Regulation on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers (2016/0014 (COD)) - which will replace and update the current directive on type- approval - in order to guarantee an effective sharing and full knowledge of the inquiry committee's findings and to be sure that the final conclusions and recommendations can be taken into account in the work of the legislative dossier, also at the initial stage of the internal negotiations in the Parliament;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 1 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 a (new)
- having regard to Article 9 of the TFEU,
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 2 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 7 a (new)
- having regard to the Commission communication of 19 April 2016 entitled 'Digitising European Industry' (COM(2016)180),
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 6 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 15 a (new)
- having regard to Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on energy efficiency,
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 11 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas 5G will be an engine for innovation, bringing disruptive change across industries and creating new use cases, high-quality services and products, revenue streams and business models, boosting the competitiveness of industries and should meet consumer satisfaction;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 14 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
A a. whereas mobile and wireless connectivity for every citizen becomes increasingly important as innovative services and applications are being used on the go and whereas a future-oriented digital policy has to take this into account;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 22 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
B a. whereas the 5G architecture will lead to an increased convergence between mobile and fixed networks, whereas, therefore, the deployment of VHC fixed networks will contribute to the backhaul needs of a dense 5G wireless network as close as possible to the end-user;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 25 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas the future of European society and the European economy will strongly rely on 5G infrastructure, the impact of which will go far beyond existing wireless access networks, with the aim of providing high-quality and faster communication services, which are affordable for all and available everywhere and at all times;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 32 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas the 5G networks rollout will be conducted mainly through commercialprivate investments and will be receptive to an investment-friendly regulatory environmentrequire a pro- competitive regulatory environment to promote investments; whereas the streamlining of administrative conditions, for example for the deployment of small cells for strict and timely spectrum harmonisation and VHC network development, as currently proposed in the European Electronic Communications Code, is of crucial importance;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 37 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas the implementation of 5G and the gigabit society requires an explicit timetable, cooperation with all stakeholders and adequate investments in order to fulfil all conditions within the required timeframe and make it a reality for all EU citizens;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 52 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes the gigabit society targets of attaining network speeds of 100Mbps for all European consumers and, in the long term, of between 1Gbps and 100Gbps for the main socio-economic drivers, such as main providers of public services, digitally intensive businesses, major transport hubs, financial institutions and schools; nevertheless calls for other priorities such as strong, high- quality fixed backhaul infrastructure, effective competition and end-user satisfaction to be also recognized as of paramount importance since download speeds alone will not be sufficient to meet the future connectivity demand of the Gigabit Society;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 60 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Reminds, that the 2020 Digital Agenda connectivity targets still need to be completed: as by mid-2015 the universal availability at 30 Mbps was a reality for 71% of homes across the EU, but only 11% of homes across the EU had subscriptions at 100 Mbps instead of 50% foreseen for 2020;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 63 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2 b. Highlights, that rural broadband coverage remains considerably lower than total coverage; points out that the divide is particularly evident when it comes to NGA technologies (27.8% coverage in rural areas compared to 70.9% total coverage);
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 64 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 c (new)
2 c. Notes that further improvement in coverage of the fourth generation of mobile networks/LTE is still needed as the European Union lacks behind the U.S., Korea and Japan in this regard and that the 5G Action plan should be the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the 4G roll-out;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 84 #

2016/2305(INI)

6. Notes that sector players should benefit from a level playing field and should enjoy the flexibility to design their own networks, choosing their investment model and the most appropriate technology, including fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), Wi-Fi, G.fast, 2G, cable, satellite or any other rapid that will help connect all Europeans to VHC networks; notes that 5G deveplopyment technologies that will help connect all Europeans to VHCwill require much more fibre in a denser wireless networks;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 97 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Believes that 5G is more than an evolution of mobile broadband and that it will be a key enabler of the future digital world as the next generation of ubiquitous ultra-high broadband infrastructure that will support the transformation of processes in all economic sectors (public sector, healthcare, energy, utilities, manufacturing, transportation, the automotive industry, audiovisual, virtual reality (VR), online gaming and so forth) and provide agile, elasticinteractive, reliable and highly personalised services that willshould improve every citizen’s life;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 104 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Reminds that the ultimate winners of the introduction of 5G should be the end-users and that any decision made in the roll-out of 5G technologies should always stay oriented towards this ultimate purpose offering affordable, trustworthy and high-quality services;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 107 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7 b. Stresses that the success of a rapid EU wide 5G roll-out depends on the development of demand driven new business models; highlights, that there is a myriad of initiatives contributing to the requirements clarification for 5G, which makes it difficult for vertical industries to contribute to the process; stresses, therefore, that vertical industries need to be actively engaged in the requirements process in an efficient manner;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 109 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 c (new)
7 c. Believes that the Commission and Member States together with all relevant stakeholders should consider measures on how to incentivize advanced trials and test beds in order to accelerate innovation in 5G applications;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 114 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Notes that 5G should be instrumental in tackling the digital divide and in improving internet take-up, especially in rural and remote areas; stresses that in rural and remote areas it is essential to boost private investments in 5G roll-out and the VHC backhaul and to combine them with public investments in a smart way, where there are market failures, to tackle the digital divide;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 137 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Underlines that high energy performance targeting reduced network energy consumption is a critical requirement of 5G; emphasises that this element is crucial to reduce operational costs, to facilitate network connectivity in rural and remote areas and to provide network access in a sustainable and resource efficient way;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 142 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Believes that 5G willshould enable new high-quality services, connect new industries and ultimately improve the customer experience for increasingly sophisticated and demanding digital users;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 147 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Considers that the development and improvement of digital skills should take place through major investment in education - including vocational, entrepreneurial and further training as well as retraining - with two main objectives: training a highly skilled workforce able to retain and create technological jobs and putting an end to digital illiteracy – a cause of digital divide and exclusion;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 159 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Calls on the Commission to ensure, maintain and develop long-term financing for the 5G Action Plan at the appropriate level within the horizon of the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2020- 2027 and particularly the next RTD&I Framework;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 165 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Believes that the best path towards the gigabit society lies in a technology- inclusive approach supported by a broad range ofis to promote competition by enabling all players to invest, including in investment models such as public-private or co-investments; notes that besides co-investment inother forms of collaborative investment and long-term commercial access arrangements for very high capacity networks can help to pool resources, enable different flexiblerisk-sharing frameworks and lower deployment costs;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 175 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15 a. Calls on the Commission to consider adapting the 'state aid rules in relation to the rapid deployment of broadband networks' so that they reflect the new connectivity targets;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 178 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Stresses that commercialprivate investments should be supported by an infrastructure- oriented policy and regulatory environment tailored to predictability and the certainty of return on investment, clarity and aimed at promoting competition to the benefit of the end- users, and should not be delayed by overly ambitious public schemes that may impede 5G rollout;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 212 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Highlights that the development of the gigabit society requires fewer and simplerclear, effective and balanced rules, which should be future- oriented, and pro-competitive to drive investment, pro- and innovation and based on an assessment of market competitionpreserve affordability and consumer's choice; stresses that infrastructure- based competition offers the potential for less regulation and allows for a fair long- term return on investments;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 220 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Stresses that National Broadband Plans need to be revised carefully, target all 5G areas, maintain a multi-technology approach, support regulatory flexibilicertainty and maximise the scope of innovation and coverage;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 235 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Recalls that SMEs would benefit greatly from competitive access to 5G solutions; calls on the Commission to detail its action plans to facilitate SME access to the 5G Participatory Broadband Platform;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 240 #

2016/2305(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Supports the Commission’s proposed plan to set up spectrum harmonisation and long-term licence durations of at least 25 years, which will increase the stability and certainty of investments; notes that the decisions on these issues should be taken, as much as possible, at the same time in all Member States to adopt binding guidance on certain conditions of the assignment process; points out, that the competitive nature of mobile telecoms markets in the European Union should be preserved in the generation shift to 5G;
2017/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 187 #

2016/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16 a. Shares with the EESC the view that the Commission has once again overlooked the social dimension of online platforms and that platforms' social responsibility towards their workers, both those regularly employed and employees working in new forms of employment, needs to be more precisely defined; considers that special attention should be paid to the latter, and fair working conditions, adequate social protection, occupational health and safety, training, collective bargaining and union rights should be provided to all platforms' workers, recognising the challenges brought forth by online platforms;
2017/03/27
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 194 #

2016/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Notes that intermediary liability is one of the main concerns in the ongoing debate on online platforms, especially as counterfeits represent a severe threat to consumers' health;
2017/03/27
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 236 #

2016/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Considers that the liability rules for online platforms should allow the tackling of issues related to illegal and harmful content in an efficient manner, for instance by respectapplying thdue duty of cariligence, while maintaining a balanced and business- friendly approach;
2017/03/27
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 250 #

2016/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Stresses the need for improved legal regulation of online platforms to prevent illegal and inappropriate content and unfair practices through regulatory, effective self- regulatory or hybrid measures; stresses the importance of online platforms playing a proactive role in tackling illegal and inappropriate content and taking immediate action to remove illegal or inappropriate content if such content slips through preventive monitoring;
2017/03/27
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 329 #

2016/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Stresses the importance of transparency in relation to data collection and considers that online platforms must respond to users’ concerns by informing them more effectively about what personal data is collected and how it is shared and used; considers it crucial to raise awareness, especially among the youngest and the oldest as the most vulnerable, about the personal data the consumers facilitate in exchange for access to many so called free services;
2017/03/27
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 381 #

2016/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35
35. Calls on the Commission to assessrevise the current Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Enforcement Directive6 , in order to ascertain how to contribute more effectively to the fight against counterfeiting by adopting proactive, proportionate and effective measures; _________________ 6introduce the obligation for online platforms to implement proactive, proportionate and effective measures to fight counterfeiting; OJ L 195, 2.6.2004, p. 16.
2017/03/27
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 444 #

2016/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 43 a (new)
43 a. Warns of a tendency for online platforms to generate monopoly markets and urges the Commission and the Member States accordingly to be vigilant in order to avert the harmful effects of these anticompetitive practices;
2017/03/27
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 446 #

2016/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 43 c (new)
43 c. Encourages the Commission to create a level playing field among online platforms, which highlights the importance of identifying and mitigating market barriers; in particular, stresses the importance to guarantee the free flow of data, data portability and interoperability between the market platforms; considers that these measures would ensure that market participants, whether service providers or consumers, could subject the market platform itself into competition;
2017/03/27
Committee: ITREIMCO
Amendment 15 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Reminds that standards are an important tool for innovation and that open standards help stimulate and accelerate innovation processes and improve research and development;
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 17 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Recognises the strategic importance of ICT standardisation, which should be part of an EU digital strategy to create economies of scale, improve competitiveness for European companies and increase interoperability and calls on the Commission to support an EU presence through European Stakeholder participation in international ICT fora;
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 31 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Welcomes the following ICT priority areas as: 5G communications, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), data technologies and cybersecurity. These are the essential technologyical building blocks on which equally important areas such as eHealth, smart and efficient energy use, intelligent transport systems and advanced manufacturing will rely;
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 39 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Reminds that common open standards are one prerequisite for cloud computing to flourish in the EU, by guaranteeing an appropriate level of security and thus ensuring trust and confidence for the different users;
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 41 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Stresses the need for interoperable solutions in the Internet of Things context and the importance of maintaining a truly open standardization system in Europe.
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 45 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. Recognises that efficient 5G communication networks critically depend on common standards to ensure interoperability and security, but recalls that the development of a very high capacity network is the backbone of a reliable 5G network;
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 46 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3 c. Reiterates that data and the usage of big data are essential for the European digital economy to flourish, which requires common open standards to allow the cross-border and interdisciplinary flow of data in the EU;
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 47 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 d (new)
3 d. Underlines that there will be no IoT without a secure and efficient cybersecurity regime across the EU; as the use of data and personal data and the number of interconnected objects increase, it will be fundamental that all players within the digital realm use appropriate cybersecurity measures. Therefore, cybersecurity must remain an integral element in all relevant ICT standards development;
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 51 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Asks the Commission to rationalise the number of platforms and coordination mechanism, in conjunction with the existing recognised European Standards Organisations, to consolidate the number of platforms and coordination mechanisms, in particular to bring clarity for stakeholders such as SMEs;
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 77 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Underlines the importance of agile standardisation processes, that are easily implemented with appropriate involvement of manufacturing industries, SMEall relevant stakeholders such as manufacturing industries, SMEs, social stakeholders, trade unions and NGOs;
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 99 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10
10. Calls on the Commission to develop with international partnersactively promote European standards internationally and to develop an agenda for closer cooperation based on specific areas of common interest with international partners;
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 112 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 11
11. Highlights the fact that the FRAND (fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory) system of licensingat the efficient FRAND licensing of SEPs strikes an important balance between innovators and technology users;.
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 116 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12 a. Stresses that it is for the parties to negotiate a FRAND licensing agreement on the portfolio of patents required to implement a standard and that a fair royalty reflects the value that patented technology contributes to the product.
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 123 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 14
14. Calls on the Commission to ensure the efficient settlement of disputes, to support return on investment and tomaintain a system which allows for a fair return on investments in R&D in standards and ensures wide access to standardised technology;.
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 125 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14 a. Calls on the Commission to publish bi-annual reports evidencing actual cases of a) unlicensed SEP use (i.e. infringements) lasting for 18 months or more; and b) access issues to standards due to systematic non-compliance with FRAND commitments.
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 126 #

2016/2274(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14 a. Reiterates that the Commission is crucial to the speed at which standards can be market-ready and encourages the Commission to agree, in conjunction with the ESOs, on a clear process to ensure the timely publishing of standards in the OJEU;
2017/02/10
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 111 #

2016/2271(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 – point j a (new)
(ja) Strengthening the competitiveness of European industry vis-à-vis competitors from other macro-economic regions;
2017/02/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 127 #

2016/2271(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses the importance of an EU governance structure for the digitalisation of industry that facilitates the coordination of national initiatives and platforms on industrial digitalisation; calls on the Commission to consider setting a non- binding orientation target, that allows the EU to remain a global industrial leader; notes that a policy strategy on the digitalisation of industry should be linked to a broader EU industrial policy strategy, which needs to be developed before the end of 2017 by the Commission; underlines the importance of advancing digitalisation particularly in those regions that are lagging behind; expects that, besides industry leaders and social partners, stakeholders from academia, the standardisation community, trade unions, policy-makers and civil society as well as industry leaders, especially SMEs, will also be invited to play an active role;
2017/02/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 158 #

2016/2271(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Highlights in this context the need to advance investment in connectivity through 5G and fibre optics as an instrument for convergence and ensuring a robust digital infrastructural backbone for Europe’s industry; notes that an EU wide future-proof digital infrastructure can not only rely on funding from private sources supported by public guarantees, but needs grants as well; asks to earmark a substantial budget for digital infrastructure investments in the Connecting Europe Facility in the upcoming MFF;
2017/02/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 162 #

2016/2271(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Highlights in this context the need to advance investment in connectivity through 5G and fibre opticvery high capacity broadband networks as an instrument for convergence and ensuring a robust digital infrastructural backbone for Europe’s industry;
2017/02/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 194 #

2016/2271(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Welcomes the establishment of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation and particularly the Commission’s proposal for Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) to strengthen industrial digitalisation and digital innovation for SMEs; calls on the Commission to increase the funding for the DIH; calls on the Commission to include the aspect of skills development in the portfolio of DIHs, e.g. through showcasing AI-based learning assistance systems with the aim of facilitating continuing education for workers;
2017/02/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 260 #

2016/2271(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Stresses the need for monitoring of data sovereignty; believes that industrial data protection and data ownership, especially b2b, require special attention; stresses, however, that new regulation on questions of data ownership and access to data needs to be addressed very carefully and may only follow an extensive consultation with all relevant stakeholders as there is still a clear lack of evidence on the need for new regulation; notes that open data and open standards can promote new technologies;
2017/02/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 279 #

2016/2271(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Stresses that European leadership in 21. industrial digitalisation requires a strong standardisation strategy; emphasises the important and unique make-up of Europe’s standardisation bodies, including their inclusive approach; calls on the Commission to promote the development of open standards and welcomes its intention to guarantee access to standard essential patents under FRAND (fair, reasonable, non-discriminatory) conditions; calls for an EU coordinated approach and recognises that this is essential for promoting innovation and research and development in the EU; calls for an EU coordinated approach through the European Standards Organisations CEN, CENELEC and ETSI towards international fora and consortia such as the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC);
2017/02/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 290 #

2016/2271(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Highlights the fact that the digital transformation of industry will have a major societal impact on areas ranging from employment, working conditions, workers’ rights to education and skills; calls on the Commission to adequately study the social effects of industrial digitalisation; underlines that the digitisation of European industry should provide an opportunity to promote an improvement of working conditions and employment opportunities;
2017/02/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 297 #

2016/2271(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 a (new)
22a. Highlights that besides the many positive aspects that digitalisation can have for society and economy it can also potentially increase the digital divide between larger players and SMEs, between urban and rural areas, between different member states, between different sectors and between employees who are better able to adapt to a continuing digitalisation of industry and those who are not; asks the Commission to closely monitor such developments and to enter into a permanent dialogue with social partners and other relevant stakeholders on possible corrective measures;
2017/02/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 318 #

2016/2271(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Underlines that education must include digital skills and that these must be integrated into national education curricula; notes that a precondition for an improved digital education is an adapted teacher training and up to date IT equipment in educational establishments;
2017/02/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 327 #

2016/2271(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. Is concerned that not all employees will have the ability to adapt to the new requirements of a digital work environment and not all employers, namely SMEs, will have the resources to invest sufficiently in the digital training of their staff; asks the Member States to make appropriations from all possible funds to provide financial support and assistance to employees and small and medium-sized companies; Calls on the Commission and Member States to increase the budget of the ESF in support of digital skills development and to work on other funding instruments supporting Member States in their policies of professional requalification of workers;
2017/02/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 13 #

2016/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. There are large discrepancies between the NOx emissions of most Euro 3-6 diesel cars measured during the type- approval process with the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) laboratory test, which meet the legal limit, and their NOx emissions measured in real driving conditions, which substantially exceed the limit. Those discrepancies affect most the vast majority of diesel cars and are not limited to the Volkswagen vehicles equipped with prohibited defeat devices. These discrepancies contribute, to a large extent, to infringements by several Member States of Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe.
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 18 #

2016/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Although less so than for NOx emissions, there are also significant differences in the measured values of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption between laboratory tests and tests on the road;
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS
Amendment 22 #

2016/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. The mandate forRather than waiting for a new, more realistic and certified test procedure, the co-legislators decided to continue with the development of the Euro 5/6 legislation in 2007, while at the same time giving a mandate to the Commission to keep the test cycles under review, and revise them if necessary to adequately reflect the emissions generated by real driving on the road, included by the legislators in 2007, . This resulted in the development and introduction of real driving emission (RDE) testing with Portable Emission Measurement Systems (PEMS) into the EU type-approval procedure as of 2017, while introducing at the same time the notion of a conformity factor (CF), which, in practice, weakens the emission standards currently in force.
2017/01/24
Committee: EMIS