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768 Amendments of Arne LIETZ

Amendment 5 #

2018/2279(INI)

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

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 a (new)
- having regard to the 2018 Global Compact for Migration and Global Compact for Refugees;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 30 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the 2030 Agenda has the potential to be transformative and sets out universal, ambitious, comprehensive, indivisible and interlinked goals, aimed at eradicating poverty, fighting discrimination and promoting prosperity, environmental responsibility, social inclusion, gender equality and respect for human rights, and strengthening peace and security; whereas these goals require immediate action with a view to fullimmediate action together with and effective European implementation strategy, monitoring and review mechanism are essential to achieve the SDGs;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 42 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas many of the SDGs and the 169 targets encompassed in the 2030 Agenda directly concern the powers and responsibilities of the Union in addition to national, regional and local authorities and their implementation therefore requires a truethe 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals represent a great challenge; whereas the goals and the 169 targets require coordination between the EU and its Member States, the European Parliament and national Parliaments and a multi-level governance approach, withalso based on active and broad-based public, civil society and private sector engagement;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 46 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas Parliament, the Council and the European Council have called for a comprehensive strategy to implement the 2030 Agenda and have underlined that this strategy should include timelinesthe Commission has not yet established a comprehensive strategy to implement the 2030 Agenda encompassing EU internal and external policy areas with detailed timeline up to 2030, objectives and concrete measures toas reflect the 2030 Agenda in all relevant EU internal and external policies; whereas common indicators and benchmarks are required to measure and to monitor systematically the implementation of such a strategy and to identify shortcomings, both now and in the futurequested by the European Parliament, the Council and the European Council; whereas the Commission has not fully taken up a general coordination role for the actions taken at national level;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 50 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
D a. whereas the Commission has not yet succeeded in mainstreaming the SDGs in EU internal and external policy areas; whereas the Commission has not fully included the SDGs as an overarching framework in the revised Better Regulation Guidelines published in 2017;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 53 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D b (new)
D b. whereas an effective EU implementation and a monitoring and review mechanism are essential in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); whereas common indicators and benchmarks are required to measure and to monitor systematically the implementation of EU strategy and to identify shortcomings, in the present and in the future;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 54 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D c (new)
D c. whereas ex-ante assessments and ex-post evaluations are crucial tools to avoid negative impact of EU policies on sustainable development, in particular on developing countries, and ensure that their positive impact is maximised; whereas assessments and evaluations should be published in order to ensure full transparency and accountability;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 55 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D d (new)
D d. whereas the Agenda 2030 is a universal agenda that should be implemented in every country; whereas the principle of universality requires every country to consider the impact of its action in relation to the others in order to ensure policy coherence for development, which -given the complexity and the fragmentation of EU policies - represents a great challenge for the Union;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 61 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
F a. whereas effective mobilisation of domestic resources is an indispensable factor in achieving the 2030 Agenda; whereas developing countries are particularly affected by corporate tax evasion and tax avoidance;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 67 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas the United Nations High- Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will meet at summit level, under the auspices of the UN General Assembly in September 2019, to take stock of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda as a whole, and at ministerial level in July 2019 to review progress on SDGs 4 (quality education), 8 (decent work and economic growth), 10 (reduced inequalities), 13 (climate action), 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions) and 17 (partnerships for the goals); and annually thereafter to afford progress review of also SDG 1: (No Poverty), SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-being), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure); SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities); SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), SDG 14 (Life BelowWater), SDG 15 (Life on Land);
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 72 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G b (new)
G b. whereas the narrative on migration is predominantly negative while the Agenda 2030 emphasises the role of migration as potential driver of development; whereas art. 208 of TFEU establishes that eradication of poverty is the primary objective of EU development policies;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 85 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G a (new)
G a. whereas the principle of "leaving no one behind" is at the core of the 2030 Agenda; whereas inequalities are stagnating or increasing across and around the EU and its Member States, with 22.5% of the EU population at risk of poverty or social exclusion; whereas inequalities have several social consequences as large differences in well- being and quality of life, including with regard to professional opportunities and health care;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 96 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Highlights that the aim of the 2030 Agenda is to achieve greater well-being for all, leaving no-one behind, within the limits of one planet, and that the three pillars of sustainable development, (social, environmental and economic development) as well as its governance dimension, are essential to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); underlines the fact that sustainable development is a fundamental objective of the Union, as laid down in Article 3(3) of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and should play a central role in the debate on and the narrative for the future of Europe;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 106 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Stresses that the Union should renew its commitment to being a global frontrunner in implementing the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, together with its Member States, in line with the principle of subsidiarity and in close cooperation with its international partners; underlines that the 2030 Agenda must further catalyse a joined-upcoordinated approach between the EU’s external action and its otherits policies and coherence across Union financing instruments for a global response and commitment towards sustainable growth and development;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 115 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Recognises that in 2015 all European countries, both EU and non-EU, committed to the 2030 Agenda; believes that, in the context of the debate on the future of Europe, consideration should be given to the development of a pan- European framework for the achievement of the SDGs between EU Member States, the EEA, signatories to EU association agreements, EU candidate countries and, following its withdrawal, the United Kingdom; believes that, in the context of the future of Europe, a truly sustainable Europe is the only way forward for the prosperity and well-being of its citizens and the Planet;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 117 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Welcomes the publication of the Commission´s Reflection Paper "Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030" which sets out three scenarios for how the EU might take forward the SDGs; regrets that only the first scenario would constitute progress from the current position and that the Commission has not taken a clear stand in favour of this scenario and for the establishment of a overarching strategy and clear roadmap for the implementation of 2030 Agenda;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 126 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Calls on the Commission to identify clearly existing gaps in all relevant policies in order to assess what needconduct an in-depth gap analysis of existing policies, their implementation as well as synergies and incoherencies between them ; invites the Commission to clearly identify, without further delay, the steps to be donetaken by 2030 in terms of EU policies, legislation, governance and implementation and to submit a full report on those gaps without further delay so as to presentstatistics and disaggregated data collection, governance and implementation in order to establish a comprehensive strategy before the achievement of Agenda 2030 by the end of 2019;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 132 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Commission to proposedraw up an ambitious, transformative, overarching and all-encompassing EU 2030 strategy for the implementation of the SDGs, which should2030 Agenda, fully integrateing these goals within the EU’s policies and governance, in order to reinforce the Un Sustainable Development Goals in EU policies and governance, providing guidance for both the EU institutions ability to fulfil its engagements with regard to the 2030 Agendand the Member States in their implementation, monitoring and review of the 2030 Agenda, and outlining a clear roadmap with timelines, short, medium and long term objectives; asks the Commission to ensure that this strategy addresses the interlinkages of the SDGs and their environmental, social, economic and governance dimensions;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 137 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Recalls that all SDGs are relevant for the fulfilment of the rights of children; stresses the importance of implementing the EU Guidelines for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child in the context of EU external relations; asks the Commission to monitor and report on child rights progress in EU external programmes;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 141 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6 b. Stresses that ensuring tax justice and transparency, fighting tax avoidance and evasion, eradicating illicit financial flaws and tax heavens and increasing Domestic Resources Mobilisation is crucial for financing the 2030 Agenda; reiterates its call to assess the spill over impact of national and EU tax policies on developing countries ensuring policy coherence for development;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 142 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 c (new)
6 c. Stresses the importance of addressing social and economic inequalities and promoting gender equality within the European Union and worldwide; recalls the underlining principle of the Agenda 2030 of “leaving no one behind”; calls therefore on the Commission to pay a particular attention to the most marginalized and vulnerable categories of the society ensuring full inclusiveness;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 143 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 d (new)
6 d. Recalls the importance of Official Development Assistance (ODA) as a key instrument for eradicating poverty; calls on the EU and its Member States to recommit without delay to the 0.7% of the gross national income target and to submit a timeline for gradually increasing ODA in order to reach this target;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 145 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 e (new)
6 e. Recognizes the positive impact that migration can have on our societies and on development policies; calls on the Commission and the Member States to realign their migration policy with the Agenda 2030, and in particular with SDG 10, and adopt an evidence-based narrative on migrants and asylum seekers;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 146 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 f (new)
6 f. Calls on the Commission to promote sustainable global value chains with the introduction of due diligence systems for companies, with a focus on their entire supply chain, which would encourage businesses to invest more responsibly and stimulate amore effective implementation of sustainability chapters in free trade agreements, including anticorruption, transparency, anti-tax avoidance and responsible business conduct;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 159 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Stresses the need for clear identification and differentiation of the governance level at which the targets should be implementedof the steps to be taken at each governance level for the implementation of the goals and targets, while stressing that the principle of subsidiaritypolicy coherence for development should be respected;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 160 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8 a. Welcomes the publication of the second Eurostat monitoring report on sustainable development in the EU, which represent a step forward towards the creation of a fully-fledged EU monitoring mechanism; regrets that report fails to provide for an assessment of the impact of EU legislation on third countries and an evaluation of the distance between the current results and the achievement of goals and targets;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 162 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Underlines the need for the EU to develop an integrated and participatory monitoring, accountability and review framework that gathers information and relevant disaggregated data at national and subnational levels, while acknowledging that Eurostat alone cannot comprehensively capture all dimensions of SDG progress, taking into as progress in a single policy area does not necessarily entail progress in the achievement of the 2030 Agenda; underlines the need to take account of spill- over effects and of the need forinterlinked and indivisible nature of the goals; stresses the need for a wide range of indicators, which areshould not be purely economic in nature, but defined and measured by data disaggregated by sex, age and other factors;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 169 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Underlines the importance of raising awareness on the transformative potential of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and its goals; recalls the necessity of engaging with citizens and civil society organizations throughout the implementation and monitoring processes; stresses the important role played by the European Parliament and national parliaments;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 176 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11 a. Stresses that the Multiannual Financial Frameworks (MFF) should be designed in such a way as to enable the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, of its goals and targets and EU contribution to the achievement of SDGs worldwide; calls on the Commission to ensure that the next MFF mainstreams sustainable development priorities throughout EU budget, with all financial instruments allocating sufficient funds for the EU to be able to meet its 2030 commitments;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 183 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Stresses the importance of better coordination and cooperation between and within decision-making bodies, different organisations and relevant stakeholders, local authorities and civil society organizations in order to implement the 2030 Agenda and to achieve greater Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 186 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Calls on the Commission and its Member States to reaffirm their commitment to Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) as an important contribution towards achieving broader Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) in its actions for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda; stresses the need to enhance mechanisms for policy coherence within all EU institutions and policy-making and to ensure that the principle is adequately respected in regular ex-ante impact assessment and by introducing adequate mechanisms for accountability, mitigation and redress;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 189 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Welcomes the establishment of a working party on the 2030 Agenda under the General Affairs Council; calls for the establishment of SDG coordination and cooperation mechanisms between Parliament, the Council and the Commission, ands well as within the institutions in order to ensure policy coherence; asks for the involvement of all three institutions in athe future work of the SDG multi- stakeholder platform on sustainable development;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 196 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Welcomes the Commission’s commitment to mainstream SDGs into its Better Regulation Agenda and underlines the potential for using the Better Regulation tools strategically in order to evaluate EU policy coherence with regard to; calls on the Commission to incorporate a stronger focus and more explicit mentioning of the sustainable policy-making approach in the Better Regulation Guidelines, which have the potential to ensure the alignment of EU policies, laws and regulations with the 2030 Agenda; calls onasks the Commission to establish an SDG mechanism to ensure full policy coheckrence of all new policies and legislation and to ensure full policy coherence in the implementation of the SDGs, whileidentify and promotinge synergies, gaining co-benefits and avoiding trade-offs, both at Union and Member State level;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 200 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12 a. Calls for the establishment of a cross-committee coordination mechanism in the European Parliament, with the mandate of overseeing and following up on the EU’s implementation of its 2030 Agenda commitments; stresses that Parliament must commit to setting up such coordination structures as soon as possible (e.g. annual stocktaking in plenary on the basis of progress reports, a group of focal points across all committees or a dedicated intergroup);
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 212 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Emphasises the rolimportance of regular and adequate ex-ante impact assessments; recalls the Treaty obligation to take into to ensure a better mainstreaming of the 2030 Agenda and ensure adequate results; underlines the importance for this assessments to evaluate the short and long term consequences of policies and their potential contribution to sustainable development; recalls the obligation, enshrined in art.208 of TFEU, to take account of the objectives of development cooperation in allthe EU policies likely to affect developing countries;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 220 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13 a. Calls for the alignment of the European Semester economic monitoring process with the Agenda 2030;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 229 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. SStresses the role of the High-Level Political Forum in the follow-up and review of the SDGs; strongly supports the Union’s 16. commitment to complete a voluntary review at HLPF in line with the 2030 Agenda; calls on the Commission to present an overarching review which reports on all SDGs and across all areas of policies covered by the Treaties; stress; calls on the Commission to honour EU's leading role in designing and implementing the Agenda 2030 and present an comprehensive joined-up report on all SDGs; underlines that EU reporting, including the forthcoming Joint Synthesis Report on the EU support to developing countries, should include an analysis of the state of play and current shortcomings and gaps;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 230 #

2018/2279(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16 a. Calls the Commission to position itself as a role model in the HLPF process; invites the Commission to engage with Third Countries in progressing towards the achievement of 2030 Agenda, including through the UN Economic Commission for Europe;
2019/02/11
Committee: DEVEENVI
Amendment 232 #

2018/2279(INI)

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

2018/2177(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Welcomes the budgetisation of the EDF included in the EC proposal of the future EU Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI);
2019/01/03
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 5 #

2018/2177(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Takes note of the achievements of the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF); recalls, however, that EUTF funding coming from development budget lines must not be used for security measures jeopardising migrants’ rights; recalls, that EU development cooperation must have the eradication of poverty and sustainable development as the main objectives; stresses, that EUTF projects must integrate human rights at the core of programming and contribute to the realisation of human rights in the countries concerned; strongly recommends to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in EUTF programmes as well as the protection of those most vulnerable, including children and persons with disabilities;
2019/01/03
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 14 #

2018/2177(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5c. Welcomes the process of the post- Cotonou agreement in order to maintain the ACP-EU framework;
2019/01/03
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 5 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Recalls that the EU is collectively committed to provide 0.7 % of Gross National Income as Official Development Assistance (‘ODA’); regrets that the EU and its Member States, in 2017, have not made progress towards reaching this goal, with the overall EU ODA decreasing from 0.51% to 0.50% and several countries decreasing their ODA.; recalls the commitment to provide 0.15-0.20% ODA/GNI to Least Developed Countries (‘LDCs’) in the short-term and to reach 0.20% until 2030;
2019/01/07
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 133 #

2018/2157(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Underscores the important role of civil society, national parliaments and, the European Parliament and of civil society in both implementing and enforcing the Common Position’s agreed standards at national and EU level and in establishing a transparent, accountable control system; calls, therefore, for a transparent and robust control mechanism which bolsters the role of parliaments and of civil society;
2018/09/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 137 #

2018/2157(INI)

20a. Suggests that exports of products financed under the EDIDP and/or the European Defence Fund (EDF) are listed in the data submitted to COARM separately in order to ensure a close monitoring of those products which have been financed by means from the European budget; calls on the Council and the Parliament to agree on a detailed interpretation and implementation regime including a supervisory body, a sanctioning body and an ethical committee for the criteria of the Common Position to be applied at least to the products financed under EDIDP and/or the EDF in order to ensure equal export frameworks for the countries involved; perspectively, the common interpretation and implementation should apply to all arms exports from Member States;
2018/09/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 139 #

2018/2157(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Takes the view that the EU should meet its increased responsibility for peace and security in Europe and in the world by means of further arms limitation and disarmament initiatives and that, as a responsible global player, it should lead the way, i.e. that it should play an active role in the areas of non-proliferation of arms, global disarmament and arms transfer controls as well as in enhancing research and development of conversion technologies and production lines from military to civil use structures, e.g. by granting export advantages for those goods;
2018/09/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 149 #

2018/2157(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 a (new)
22a. Reiterates its position on lethal autonomous weapon systems (LAWS); calls for a ban on the exports of products which are used in the development and in the production of lethal autonomous weapon systems;
2018/09/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 2 #

2018/2099(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 a (new)
- having regards to the Common Position 2008/944/CFSP on arms exports control,
2018/10/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 45 #

2018/2099(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Underlines the importance of the transatlantic bond for the security and defence of the Western democracies; expresses, however, concern about the current state of this relationship and; reiterates against this backdrop that there is an increased need for defence cooperation on European level; calls on all responsible political and societal forces to further strengthen rather than to undermine this crucial relationship; stresses the need to avoid spill overs from recent difficulties in the trade relationship to the transatlantic security bond;
2018/10/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 54 #

2018/2099(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Considers that appropriate investment in security and defence isand advancing structures for pooling and sharing of defence capabilities are a matter of urgency for the Member States and the EU and that defence cooperation should become the norm, as outlined in the EU Global Strategy (EUGS); welcomes the progress achieved so far in the implementation of the security and defence provisions of the EU Global Strategy; believes that these achievements open the perspective for important structural changes in the future;
2018/10/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 72 #

2018/2099(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Welcomes the creation of a dedicated title for defence in the Commission’s MFF proposal, and in particular the establishment of a budget line from which the European Defence Fund and Military Mobility projects will be funded; is of the opinion that these decisions will, most probably, call for a centralized management on defence at Commission level under parliamentary scrutiny by the European Parliament; underlines that funding from that budget line should be exclusively spent for defence purposes without politicization as security is indivisible and should be coherentcoherent with the objectives from the CFSP framework and with the capability and infrastructure needs of Member States and in line with the EU’s aspirations for strategic autonomy;
2018/10/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 109 #

2018/2099(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Reaffirms the importance of developpooling and sharing the necessary military capabilities to deal with the comprehensive security challenges in and around Europe outlined by the EU Global Strategy, especially in the field of hybrid threats; recalls that European Union´s Global Strategy encourages the realization of deep defence cooperation;
2018/10/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 137 #

2018/2099(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Welcomes the ambition expressed through the establishment of the European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP), aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovation capacity of the EU defence industry with EUR 500 million until 2020; notes however, that several aspects should be improved when setting up the European Defence Fund, taking into account the results of a thorough evaluation of projects funded under the EDIDP;
2018/10/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 141 #

2018/2099(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Believes that EDIDP will help to foster the competitiveness, efficiency and innovation capacity of the EU's defence industry by eligible actions involving inter alia designing, prototyping, testing, qualification and certification of defence products as well as the development of technologies within a consortium including SMEs and middle capitalisation companies (mid-caps), research centres and universities, and collaboration between Member States, which contributes to the EU´s strategic autonomy;deleted
2018/10/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 232 #

2018/2099(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Welcomes the new EU-NATO declaration adopted at the NATO Summit in Brussels on 12 July 2018; while recognising the tangible results in the implementation of the 74 common actions, believes that further efforts are needed with regard to the practical implementation of the many commitments already made; notespoints out in particular the involvement of the European Defence Agency (EDA) in the implementation of 30 actionsnecessity to cooperate more closely on hybrid threats and cyber security;
2018/10/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 265 #

2018/2099(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37 a (new)
37 a. Notes that arms exports are a tool of the Foreign and Security Policy and should be treated as such, including a deeper involvement of the European Parliament in the decision making process regarding arms exports in line with the Common Position 2008/944/CFSP on arms exports control. Notes that especially where European funding is involved in the development and the production of weapons - as envisioned for the EDF - the European Parliament should be in control of exports of these products;
2018/10/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 3 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Stresses that the SDGs 2030, in particular Goal 3 on health, Goal 4 on education, Goal 5 on gender equality and Goal 13 on climate action require appropriate Union assistance and must be reflected in the budget for 2019, while focusing on long-term efforts to eradicate poverty, as stipulated in Article 208 TFEU;
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 12 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Emphasises that the Union and its Member States must honour their collective commitment, confirmed in 2015, to raise their ODA to 0,7 % of their GNI by 2030; calls on the Commission and the Member States to present binding timelines for progressive increases towards this level; calls the Member States to exclude the in donor costs out of the ODA calculation; reiterates the commitment made by the Commission to dedicate at least 20% of its total ODA to human development and social inclusion; calls for an increased allocation of its 2019 ODA to health, education and social protection, in order to reach its commitment by the end of the current MFF; stresses in particular the need to promote and protect sexual and reproductive health and rights, thereby countering the Global Gag Rule which was reinstated by the United States government;
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 24 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Given the dramatic situation in the field of humanitarian aid, insists to mobilise more funds from the emergency aid reservehat the current global humanitarian needs are reflected with a significant funding increase for humanitarian aid budget lines; reiterates that education plays a key role in preventing man-made humanitarian crises by avoiding conflicts and welcomes that already a significant amount of humanitarian aid is spent on education in emergencies; calls, however, for a steady increase of this share and for more support to the Erasmus+ DCI budget line;
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 29 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Notes the exhaustion of margins and flexibility mechanisms within the Union budget and in the Union’s external action, which are often used to mobilise additional funds to respond unforeseen needs, including humanitarian crises; in relation to this, opposes the Commission’s proposal for the funding of the second tranche of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey (FRT) that has not left sufficient margins under the Heading IV and MFF special instruments for unforeseen humanitarian crisis, due to the unfulfilled commitment by the Members States to contribute with EUR 2 billion by means of bilateral to the FRT; is concerned by the continued mobilisation of the European Development Fund (EDF) reserve to top- up contributions to the Union Trust Fund for Africa, most recently by EUR 500 million; stresses that this transfer of founds not only diverts money away from the EDF objectives of eradicating poverty and promoting sustainable development and towards migration management, but also severely limits the possibility to mobilise additional funds for future humanitarian crises in the ACP region in the coming years; calls again on Member States to increase their contributions to the FRT and the EU Trust Fund for Africa, for which pledged contributions currently amount to EUR 3 billion (before the additional EUR 500 million) from the Union budget and European Development Fund, and only EUR 430 million from EU Member States and other donors;
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 32 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Recalls the importance to support expenditure directly linked to the achievement of the objectives of the humanitarian aid policy, inter alia, expenditure on technical and administrative assistance;
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 33 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 c (new)
4c. Emphasises the importance of maintaining payment appropriations in the humanitarian aid chapter at least on the same level as commitment appropriations, in order to avoid severe and constant lack of funds for payments, complicated urgent interventions and led to the accumulation of unpaid bills, with negative effects also on implementing partners;
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 36 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 d (new)
4d. Calls for sufficient financial resources to UNRWA in order to ensure continuous support for Palestinian refugees in the region;
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 37 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 e (new)
4e. Welcomes the increase on the appropriations to support development initiatives in developing countries carried out by or for civil society organisations and local authorities; in the area of Humanitarian aid reminds the Commission and the Council of the Grand Bargain commitment on localization, which commits to paying at least a quarter of all humanitarian aid funding as directly as possible to local and national responders, therefore calls for a revision of the current Humanitarian Aid Regulation (dating from 1996) to ensure that the future financing for humanitarian aid continues to be based on needs and in line with the Humanitarian Aid Consensus, but is also adapted to a changing context and becomes more effective, notably in terms of advancing the humanitarian/development nexus and contributing to implement the commitments made at the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, and as part of the Grand Bargain;
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 38 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 f (new)
4f. Reiterates the importance of focusing on main humanitarian crises, including forgotten humanitarian crises; calls to guarantee humanitarian funding for the following crises: Yemen (22 million people in need of humanitarian aid), Syria crisis including neighbouring countries (more than 13 million people in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria), as well as for forgotten humanitarian crises such as Sahel (1,6 million children at risk of suffering from severe acute malnutrition and 6.8 million people food insecure) and DRC (13 million people in need and more than 2 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition);
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 39 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 g (new)
4g. Highlights the need to guarantee humanitarian and development aid for the Sahel; stresses that chronic poverty, climate change, intensification of conflicts and a nearly lean season this year have resulted in 6.8 million people in need of humanitarian aid in a region with structural fragilities restricting access to basic social services; therefore calls to increase humanitarian and development funding for the region to cover both life- saving interventions and longer term efforts to tackle the root causes of vulnerability to food and nutrition insecurity and to strengthen basic social services;
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 40 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 h (new)
4h. Stresses that the need to implement the humanitarian/development nexus should be reflected in the budget 2019, in focusing on key sectors such as nutrition; calls therefore on the Commission, and in particular ECHO and DEVCO to close the humanitarian and development gap by dedicating both humanitarian and longer term funding to nutrition in the budget 2019, hence enabling children with severe acute malnutrition to access the treatment in all contexts, emergency and development alike;
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 45 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Recalls that the effects of climate change have a tangible impact on several aspects of human life and are increasingly being felt in the development countries; calls for an increased allocation in climate action, which better reflects the strong commitment to and increased engagement in climate diplomacy in order to tackle climate change; stresses, that the allocation shall come from other funds than development funding.
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 49 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Underscores the importance of pilot projects and preparatory actions; asks for continued support for on-going and new pilot projects and preparatory actions;
2018/07/19
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 53 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Calls for Union support for the Middle East Peace Process, the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA to be strengthened in line with the European Parliament resolution of 8 February 2018 on the situation of UNRWA1a, in view of the worsening situation on the ground and the decision of the United States to drastically reduce its engagement; _________________ 1a Texts adopted, P8_TA- PROV(2018)0042.
2018/07/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 63 #

2018/2046(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 d (new)
9 d. Recalls that the effects of climate change have a tangible impact on several aspects of human life and are increasingly being felt in developing countries; calls for an increased allocation for climate action, which better reflects the EU's strong commitment to and increased engagement in climate diplomacy.
2018/07/16
Committee: AFET
Amendment 136 #

2018/2040(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point i n (new)
(i n) to call on all Member States to support the full implementation of the Secretary General’s 30 March 2017 Report’s recommendations on UNRWA financing, given UNRWA’s severe financial crisis in 2018 which threatens both the well-being of millions of Palestinian refugees and regional stability, and to reiterate the EU’s essential support for the important work of UNRWA;
2018/05/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 11 #

2018/2037(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Recalls the EU’s and its Member States’ commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially to goals number 2 (zero hunger), 5 (gender equality), 12 (responsible consumption and production), 13 (climate action) and 15 (life on land), to which the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has to align to;
2018/04/11
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 38 #

2018/2037(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Calls therefore on the EU Commission and the Member States to help reduce the heavy dependence on vegetable protein imports for livestock feed in order to minimise the negative impact on third countries like spreading deforestation;
2018/04/11
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 41 #

2018/2037(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. Recalls the fact that agriculture that fails to protect and improve rural livelihoods, equity and social well-being is unsustainable and that sustainability requires direct action to conserve, protect and enhance natural resources;
2018/04/11
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 42 #

2018/2037(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 c (new)
4 c. Stresses in that regard the fact that our consumption patterns tie down substantial resources from third countries which are no longer available for the local population;
2018/04/11
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 56 #

2018/2037(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Underlines that we have to put an end to the myth that European agriculture, through intensification under the common agricultural policy, has to assume responsibility for feeding a growing world population; instead, calls on the EU and its Member States to strengthen developing countries' domestic food production as confirmed in the SDGs.
2018/04/11
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 63 #

2018/2037(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6 b. Underlines that, generally, agricultural trade has to contribute, on a partnership basis, to reducing global inequalities and bringing more inclusive social benefits for all trading partners in the future while staying within the ecological limits of our planet;
2018/04/11
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 36 #

2018/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas several Member States have invested substantially in setting up well-staffed cyber commands to meet these new challenges; whereas at the same time, cyber defence structures remain fragmented and vary broadly amongst Member States; whereas cyber defence is an activity that can best be tackled cooperatively as its operational domain recognises neither national nor organisational boundaries;
2018/04/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 45 #

2018/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas while cyber defence remains a core competence of the Member States, the EU has a vital role to play in ensuring that these new endeavours are closely coordinated from the start to avoid the inefficiencies that mark many traditional defence efforts; whereas a substantial cyber defence capability is a necessary part of the development of the European Defence Union;
2018/04/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 98 #

2018/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital O
O. whereas different state actors – Russia, China and North Korea, among others – have been involved in malicious cyber activities in pursuit of political, economic or security objectives that include attacks on critical infrastructure, cyber-espionage, disinformation campaigns and limiting access to the internet (such as Wannacry, NonPetya); whereas such activities could constitute wrongful acts under international law and could lead to a joint EU response, such as using the EU cyber diplomacy toolbox;
2018/04/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 135 #

2018/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Recognises that many Member States consider possession of their own cyber defence capabilities to be at the core of their national security strategy and to constitute an essential part of their national sovereignty; stresses, however, that – as with other military branches, and also owing to the borderless nature of cyberspace – the scale required for truly comprehensive and effective forces is beyond the reach of any single Member State; notes against this backdrop that the EU and its Member States find themselves under time pressure regarding the development of such forces and need to act immediately;
2018/04/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 147 #

2018/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Strongly emphasises, therefore, that, in the framework of the emerging European Defence Union, cyber defence capabilities of Member States should be closely integrated from the start to ensure maximum efficiency; urges, therefore, the Member States to cooperate closely in the development of their respective cyber commands, thereby feeding into a process coordinated by the European Commission and the EDA to better streamline cyber defence structures across Member States;
2018/04/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 308 #

2018/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Calls on the EEAS and EDA, in close cooperation with theuropean Commission, to take work forward on thedevelop a roadmap for a coordinated approach to European Cyber Defence including an update of the EU Cyber Defence Policy Framework to ensure that it remains fit for purpose as the relevant policy mechanism for achieving the EU’s cyber defence objectives, in close cooperation with the Member States, the EDA, the European Parliament as well as the European External Action Service; notes that this process has to be part of a broader strategic approach to the EU's Common Security and Defence Policy;
2018/04/11
Committee: AFET
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 9 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Recalls its position that the goals and objectives of the European Neighbourhood Instrument, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance, Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) and the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights should be preserved independently due to their specific nature;
2018/09/18
Committee: AFET
Amendment 31 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Considers that expenditure from the defence cluster should only be spent on defence purposes such as the defence- related part of actions under the Connecting Europe Facility, the European Defence Fund and the Horizon Europe programme; calls for a dedicated percentage within the defence cluster for the support of conversion policies from military to civil structures.
2018/09/18
Committee: AFET
Amendment 12 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas Western values and multilateralism, democracy and human rights and the unity of the international community are under stress in an era of geopolitical turbulence; whereas the West’s two major organisations that have Europe at the centre of their activities, the EU and NATO, are making progress on enhancing their cooperation in facing complex threats, both conventional and hybrid, generated by state and non-state actors, coming from the South and the East; whereas neither organisation has the full range of tools to address them all on its own;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 46 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas the EU is at present better equipped to deal with internal security and NATO to manage external defence; whereas the EU is developing in an accelerated way to bolster its defence;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 59 #

2017/2276(INI)

E. whereas a robustn EU-NATO partnership is needed to counter hybrid threats, including in countering misinformation and disinformation with facts; whereas there needs to be a clear distinction as regards the remit and political strategies of the two institutions;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 64 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas, in general, the Eastern European EU Members see Russia as a geopolitical actor and the Western members see it mainly as a commercial partner, polarizing EU commercial interests in the West and the security ones in the East;deleted
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 86 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common and sophisticated; whereas the EU and NATO can complement each other’s efforts to protect critical government, defence and other information infrastructure; whereas enhanced cooperation between EU Member States in the area of cybersecurity should be promoted and, in that area, there needs to be a coordinated approach by all EU Member States;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 104 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Is convinced that the EU and NATO, sharing the same values, have identical strategic interests too in protecting their citizens against any threatscentral values of the EU must be reflected in its strategic partnerships, including the partnership with NATO, and that protecting their citizens against any threats is one of the strategic interests both of the EU and of NATO;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 116 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Strongly believes that effective responses to the full spectrum of security challenges require strategic vision, further structural adaptation and a combination of hard andn assessment of the scope for making use of soft power instruments befor both the EU and NATOe consideration is given to using hard power instruments; underlines that time is of the essence for strengthening the EU- NATO partnership;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 119 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. SPoints out that the EU and NATO are fundamentally different in structure and orientation and pursue different defence strategies; strongly believes that effective responses to the full spectrum of security challenges require strategic vision, further structural adaptation and a combination of hard and soft power instruments for both the EU and NATO; underlines that time is of the essence for strengthening the EU- NATO partnership;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 124 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Notes that the absence of a common threat perception within the EU can have an impact on relations between the EU and NATO; encourages the EU Member States therefore to find a shared understanding of the evolving threat environment and welcomes recent efforts in that directiondevelop a strategy for the future Common Security and Defence Policy, including a shared understanding of the evolving threat environment, in cooperation with the EU institutions and with significant European Parliament input;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 155 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Considers that the potential of EU- NATO relations has not yet been fully exploited and that further development and deepening of the partnership should not be limited to a common response to crises outside Europe, particularly in the neighbourhood, but also to crises on the continent; considers, however, that unilateral foreign-policy action by individual NATO member states has a destabilising impact on the alliance and is an uncertainty factor as regards a deeper EU-NATO partnership;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 203 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Welcomes the launch of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) and stresses that it does not represent a competitor for NATO and should be a driver for furits potential to strengthen the European pillar within the NATO architecture; points out that that is possible only if PESCO is embedded in a more strategic approach to ther EU-NATO cooperation in capabilities development and for a stronger EU pillar in NATO’s Common Security and Defence Policy; underscores the need for European oversight over PESCO projects;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 276 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Reiterates that the EU initiatives aimed at strengthening European security and defence should also help ensure that those EU Member States which are NATO Allies meet their NATO commitmentsthe EU, as a self-assured foreign-policy actor, to guarantee global and regional security; stresses that EU Member States should be capable to launch autonomous military missions also where NATO is not willing to act or where EU action is more appropriate;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 291 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Strongly believes that the EU and NATO need to cooperate on strengthening their technological and industrial base; considers it important that effective transatlantic defence industrial cooperation should be a strategic priority for both organisations; supports the measures envisaged under the European Defence Fund (EDF)on principle the measures to support joint research and development of European capabilities;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 324 #

2017/2276(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Considers that the next EU-NATO Joint Declaration, to be adopted at the upcoming NATO summit in July 2018, should initiate the process of reviewing the ‘Berlin Plus’ arrangements; considers in this context that capabilities developed under PESCO should be available for NATO operations, in certain cases, and that PESCO projects should be opened to non-EU members of NATO, such as Norway and, in view of Brexit, the UK; states that, together with Parliament, the Commission should consider individual requests in this connection and decide, on the basis of shared values and interests, who would be suitable PESCO partners; stresses that the review of ‘Berlin Plus’ should provide the framework of cooperation not only for crisis management but also for ensuring security together on the continent;
2018/04/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 53 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Recalls that the effects of climate change have a tangible impact on several aspects of human life, on peace and security as well as on business models and trade relations, and that these effects are increasingly being felt in the lives of EU citizens, as well as challenging the international community; underlines the increasing urgency of climate action and that addressing climate change requires a joint effort at international level,; urges the Commission and EU Member States to continuously facilitate the multilateral discourse as it constitutes a collective responsibility towards the entire planet, for the current and future generations; notes that the fight against climate change is necessary for the protection of Human Rights;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 66 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Reaffirms the EU’s commitment to the Paris Agreement and to the UN Agenda 2030, including the SDGs, and stresses the need to implement the Paris Agreement, in particular its objectives of mitigation, adaptation and redirecting finance flows, among others, and the SDGs both in the EU and globally to develop a more sustainable economy and society; reaffirms the need for an ambitious EU climate policy and its readiness to improve the existing EU National Determined Contribution (NDC) for 2030 as well the necessity of developing a long-term strategy for 2050 in a timely manner;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 70 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Strongly welcomes the European Council’s demand towards the Commission to present by the first quarter of 2019 the proposal for a Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction in accordance with the Paris Agreement, laid down in the Council Conclusions from 23 March 2018;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 71 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. Urges the Commission to develop an ambitious proposal for a new EU long- term mid-century low-emission strategy that lays down concrete greenhouse gas emission reduction targets for 2050 for all sectors and a clear path how to reach these targets, and how to enhance removals by sinks in pursuit of the temperature goals and the Paris Agreement, so as to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within the EU by 2050, and go into negative emissions soon thereafter; calls for this strategy to represent a fair distribution of efforts between sectors, to be consistent with a fair EU-share of the remaining global carbon budget, to include a mechanism to incorporate the results of the five yearly global stocktake, to build on national plans, to take into account the findings of the upcoming IPCC Special Report, the recommendations and positions by the European Parliament, as well as the views of non-state actors like local and regional authorities, the civil society and private sector;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 73 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 c (new)
2c. Underlines the importance of an ambitious EU climate policy in order for the EU to act as a credible and reliable partner vis-à-vis third states and calls on the Commission and the Member States to take an active and constructive role during the 2018 Talanoa Dialogue and COP24 as 2018 will be a crucial year for the implementation of the Paris Agreement; urges the Commission and the Member States to raise the ambition of the EU’s NDC before 2020 taking into account the outcome of the Talanoa Dialogue; believes that the stocktaking mechanisms every five years should inform the possible raising of ambition of EU climate commitments; calls on the EU to show commitment beyond its NDC through substantial contributions of finances and capacities like technology and knowledge, by seeking and announcing alliances and cooperation on climate finance instruments, phasing out fossil fuel subsidies and shifting to an economy that is less harmful to the climate; stresses that a strong internal climate policy will help the EU to advocate for strong mitigation commitments of other countries and to find partners at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 74 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 d (new)
2d. Welcomes the Commission’s Action Plan on sustainable finance, adopted on 8th March 2018, and the recommendations put forward by the High Level Expert Group On Sustainable Finance; believes that the financial system needs to contribute to the targets of the Paris Agreement as well as the SDGs; considers it necessary that investments and financial products are in line with climate policy and that they support the development towards a sustainable economy; is convinced that a true reform of the EU financial system to contribute to climate mitigation and incentivising investments in clean technologies and sustainable solutions will be a role model for other countries and help them to implement similar systems; underlines that a transformation towards a financial system in line with the Paris Agreement and the SDGs will reduce risks on the global financial system stemming from stranded fossil fuel assets;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 81 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Notes that the US President’s announcement of the country’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement gives the EU the opportunity and reinforces its obligation to assume a leading role in climate action and to step up its climate diplomacy efforts and to form a strong alliance of countries and actors that will continue to support and contribute to the objectives of limiting global warming to well below 2°C while pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 86 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Believes that mitigating climate change and moving towards a low- emission economy will contribute to enhanced peace and human security both within and outside of the EU as climate change often exacerbates existing instabilities and conflicts as well as deepening existing or creating new inequalities, even leading to increased - mainly internal - migration flows due to the scarcity of resources and lack of economic opportunities, a fragile governance structure, insufficient supply of water and food as well as a deterioration in living conditions;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 96 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Reiterates that consequent and rapid climate action contributes essentially to the prevention of social, economic, but also security risks, the prevention of conflicts and instabilities and ultimately to the prevention of major political, social and economic costs;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 106 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Underlines that due to melting polar caps and rising sea levels people living on the coast line or on small island states are in particular danger; urges the Commission and the Member States to protect and preserve these living spaces through facilitating ambitious climate change mitigation goals as well as multilateral coastal protection measures;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 108 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 c (new)
4c. Notes that the EU and its Member States are the largest provider of public climate finance; urges the Commission and the Member States to scale up their financial contributions to the collective goal to jointly mobilise USD 100 billion per year by 2020 through to 2025 for mitigation and adaptation purposes and to actively support the mobilisation of international climate finance through public sources by other countries as well as private sources; welcomes the announcements made at the ONE Planet Summit on 12 December 2017 that put an important focus on the need for financial support and the role of new instruments to trigger sustainable investments; recognises the Commission’s announcement of its new Action Plan for the Planet in this regard;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 120 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Urges the Commission and the Member States to raise international awareness for climate change through coordinated communication strategies and activities to increase public and political support; calls to especially create an international understanding of the interconnection of climate change and social injustice, migration, famine and poverty and that global climate action can largely contribute to the solution of these issues;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 127 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Commits itself to formulate an own position and recommendations for a new EU long-term mid-century strategy that shall be taken into account by the Commission and the Council before submitting the strategy to the UNFCCC;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 131 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Commits itself to making better use of its international role and its membership of international parliamentary networks, to stepping up its climate activities within its work in its delegations as well as through delegation visits, especially of ENVI and AFET Committees, and during European and international interparliamentary meetings as well as in dialogue platforms with national parliaments and subnational actors/non-state actors and civil society; encourages the inclusion of members of the AFET Committee into the parliamentary delegations to the annual COP; intends to set off an exchange on NDC implementation and to address EU’s financial contributions and efforts in projects in the respective countries to trigger an exchange on successes and shortcomings of existing cooperation;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 144 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Urges the Commission to provide, in the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), for a bigger budget line dedicated to supporting climate change activities in existing programmes and future calls that reflects the increased importance and urgency of climate action and that translates into a higher target for climate related spending than the current 20% target, meaning at least a 30% target, in order to enable further climate diplomacy actions; calls for a better use of other EU funds to ensure resource efficiency, optimised outcomes and enhanced impact of EU actions and initiatives;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 155 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Underlines that the EU must be an active player in international organisations and forums (such as the UN, UNFCCC, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HPFL), NATO, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the G7 and G20) and closely cooperate with regional organisations (such as the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and MERCOSUR) to foster global partnerships and ensure the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs, while defending, strengthening, and further developing multilateral cooperation regimes; notes that climate can be an entry point for diplomatic relations with partners with whom other agenda items are highly contested, thereby offering an opportunity to enhance stability and peace;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 157 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Underlines that the EU must be an active player in international organisations and forums (such as the UN, UNFCCC, the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HPFL), NATO, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the G7 and G20) and closely cooperate with regional organisations (such as the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), and MERCOSUR) to foster global partnerships and ensure the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the SDGs, while defending, strengthening, and further developing multilateral cooperation regimes; notes that climate can be an entry point for diplomatic relations with partners with whom other agenda items are highly contested, thereby offering an opportunity to enhance stability and peace;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 161 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Calls on the EU to mediate between disagreeing parties and facilitate consensus in order to ensure an effective and successful summitry, thereby injecting strong political momentum into the global discourse on climate action; calls on the EU and the Member States to stronger place climate action on the agenda of G20 summits and meetings as well as on the agenda of bilateral meetings of G20 members; calls on the Member States to enhance their engagement in the framework of the Organization for Security and Co- operation in Europe (OSCE) in line with the targets of the Paris Agreement;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 172 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Calls on the Commission to integrate the climate change dimension into international trade and investment agreements and to make compliance with the provisions of the Paris Agreement a condition for future trade agreements; calls on the Commission to streamline financial instruments and programmes to ensure coherence and increase the effectiveness of EU climate action; recommends the development and systematic inclusion of a fundamental climate change clause in international agreements with partners who have signed the Paris Agreement, supporting thereby the European and international decarbonisation process;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 187 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Supports sustained and active EU engagement within the High Ambition Coalition (HAC) and with its member countries to give visibility to their determination to achieve meaningful implementation of the Paris Agreement, the conclusion of its rule book in 2018 and a successful Talanoa Dialogue at COP24 that is aimed at motivating further States to join in with these efforts and to establish a group of climate leaders in the next few years that are ready to ramp up their climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement goals, in order to establish shared leadership;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 190 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Highlights the responsibility incumbent on the EU and other developedaffluent countries to show greater solidarity towards the vulnerable states and developing countries, many of them in the Global South, that are most affected by the impact of climate change and to ensure continuous support to help them recover from damage related to climate change, to improve adaptation measures and resilience through financial support and by means of capacity building; notes that vulnerable states are crucial partners for pushing for ambitious climate action internationally, due to the existential threat posed to them by climate change; calls on the Member States to support the efforts of developingless affluent countries to decrease dependence on fossil fuels and increase access to affordable renewable energy as well as to become low-carbon societies, especially by cooperating within NDC partnerships; highlights the opportunities offered by the EU External Investment Plan in stimulating climate-smart investments and supporting sustainable development;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 204 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Recommends that the EU deepens its strategic cooperation on state- and non- state levels through zero-carbon development dialogues and partnerships with emerging economies and other countries which have a major impact on global warming, but which are also decisive in terms of global climate action; notes against this backdrop that climate can be an entry point for diplomatic relations with partners with whom other agenda items are highly contested, thereby offering an opportunity to enhance stability and peace; calls on the EU to create dedicated panels to debate climate and sustainability policies during high-level ministerial meetings; calls on the EU to build up and support partnerships for carbon markets and other carbon pricing instruments beyond Europe;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 215 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15a. Calls on the EU to be at the forefront of developing international and regional partnerships on carbon markets as set out by Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and by using its understanding in setting up, adjusting and operating the EU Emission Trading System (ETS) and its experience in linking the ETS with the Swiss carbon market; calls on the Commission and Member States to promote the development of carbon pricing mechanisms in third states and regions and to foster international cooperation with the aim to make them compatible to a large extent in the medium-term and to create an international carbon market in the long- term; emphasizes, in this regard, the successful cooperation of the past years between the EU and China enabling the launch of the nationwide emission trading system in China in December 2017 and urges the EU to continuously support China’s carbon trading ambition and enhance the future cooperation;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 233 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Considers it important that the EU keep up its efforts to re-engage the US in multilateral cooperation andwithout jeopardizing the Paris Agreement’s level of ambition; points out that the Brexit negotiations and the future relationship with the UK must reflect the need for continued cooperation on climate diplomacy;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 240 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Calls on the EU to further intensify its relations with local and regional authorities in third countries to enhance thematic cooperation between cities and regions both within and outside of the EUNotes that regions and cities play an increasingly important role for a sustainable development as they are affected by climate change directly, as their growth has direct impact on the climate and as they are becoming more active in the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, sometimes in the light of opposing policies of their national governments; therefore, calls on the EU to further intensify its relations with local and regional authorities in third countries to enhance thematic cooperation between cities and regions both within and outside of the EU to develop adaptation and resilience initiatives and emission reduction plans in key sectors such as energy, industry, technology, agriculture and transport in both urban and rural areas, e.g. through twinning programmes, through the International Urban Cooperation programme, through support of platforms like the Covenant of Mayors and by building new fora for exchanging best practice; calls on the EU and the Member States to support efforts by regional and local actors to introduce regionally and locally determined contributions (similar to NDCs) where climate ambition can be increased through this process; notes the role EU delegations in third countries can play in this regard;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 245 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 a (new)
18a. Notes that increasing urbanisation visible in many parts of the world aggravates existing challenges caused by climate change due to a higher demand for resources like energy, land and water and contributes to further deterioration of environmental problems in many conurbations in and outside the EU, like air pollution and increased volumes of waste; notes that further consequences of climate change, like extreme weather events, droughts and land degradation are often felt in rural areas particularly; believes that local and regional authorities need to receive special attention and support to address these challenges, to establish better resilience and to contribute to mitigation efforts by developing new energy supply as well as transport concepts;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 247 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 b (new)
18b. Believes that the increased importance and influence of elected local and regional authorities and this form of bottom-up government should be better reflected within the UNFCCC regulatory and structural framework and its processes including the Talanoa Dialogue and the five yearly Global Stocktake by recognising their role in a formalised manner; believes that the EU should support the possibility for cities and regions to submit local and regional determined contributions that could help to increase ambition towards full implementation of the Paris Agreement;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 249 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Calls on the EU and its Member States to strengthen their ties with civil societyand support for civil society around the globe as agents for climate action, and to form alliances and build up synergies with the scientific community, non-governmental organisations, and non- traditional actors and the private sector; encourages the EU and its Member States to engage with the private sector, to enhance cooperation on how to reap the opportunities from the transition towards a zero-carbon economy, to develop export strategies for climate technologies for countries globally and to encourage technology transfer to and capacity- building in third countries;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 256 #

2017/2272(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Underlines the importance of scientific research for climate political decision making; notes that transboundary scientific exchange is a fundamental component of international cooperation; urges the Commission and the Member States to continuously support scientific organisations that work on climate risk assessment and that aim on estimating the implications of climate change and that offer possible adaption measures for political authorities; urges the EU to use their own research capacities in order to contribute to global climate action;
2018/04/25
Committee: AFETENVI
Amendment 122 #

2017/2130(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point p
(p) to ensure that the outcomes of the November 2017 Summit also address, where possible, the security and other threats that affect the sovereignty, unity, territorial integrity, fundamental human rights, equal rights and the right of peoples to self-determination, and political, social and economic development of the partners and of the region as a whole;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 155 #

2017/2130(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point r
(r) to call on Azerbaijan and Armenia for an immediate end to military hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan which unnecessarily claim the lives of civilians and soldiers whilst hampering socioeconomic development; to reaffirm support to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of both countriesprinciples and commitments enshrined in the 1975 Helsinki Final Act as well as to the OSCE Minsk Group co-Chairs’ efforts to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and to their 2009 Basic Principles; to call on Armenia and Azerbaijan to re-launch negotiations in good faith with a view to implementing these principles to solve the conflict; to make the ratification of new agreements between the EU and each of the parties conditional on meaningful commitments to solving the conflict through maintainsupporting the ceasefire and supporting the implementation of the 2009 Basic Principlesinvestigative mechanism and Minsk Group Co-chairs´ Proposals based on the principles of territorial integrity, equal rights, self-determination of peoples and the non-use of force or threat of force;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 1 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 4 a (new)
- having regard to its resolution of 13 September 2017 on arms export:implementation of Common Position 2008/944/CFSP1a, _________________ 1a Texts adopted, P8_TA- PROV(2017)0344
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 66 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Welcomes the visible progress made in framing a stronger European defence since the adoption of the EU Global Strategy in June 2016; welcomnotes in particular the suggestion for a European Defence Fund, the proposed scaling-up of the Preparatory Action on Defence Research, and the legislative proposal for a European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP); calls on the Member States to increase their future financial contributions to the EU budget, in order to cover all additional costs incurred to the EU in relation to the European Defence Fund;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 93 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Calls on the VP/HR and the Commission to act upon Parliament’s calls for an EU Security and Defence White Book in the context of preparing the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), as requested in Parliament’s resolutions of 23 November 2016, 22 November 2016 and 16 March 2017; considers that building the Defence Union, linking the Union’s strategic orientation with EU contributions to capability development and shaping the European institutional framework for defence are elements that need to be underpinned by an interinstitutional agreementrequire a change in the Treaties of the European Union;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 98 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. WelcomNotes the Commission’s intention to propose a specific programme for defence research, with a dedicated budget and own rules, under the next MFF; underlines that Member States should make additional resources available to that programme, as requested in Parliament’s resolution of 5 July 2017; renews its previous calls on the Commission to provide for Union participation in defence research and development programmes undertaken by Member States, or jointly with industry where appropriate, as referred to in Articles 185 and 187 TFEU;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 113 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. WelcomNotes the Commission’s proposal for a EDIDP; underlines that any Union action to support, coordinate or supplement the actions of the Member States in the defence remit should have the objective of contributing to the progressive framing of a common defence policy, as referred to, inter alia, in Article 2(4) TFEU;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 114 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Considers that exports by Member States of weapons, ammunitions and defence-related goods and services form an integral part of EU foreign, security and defence policy;considers that the current practice where Member States export those goods and services to third countries in a mostly uncoordinated way is detrimental to the security of the Union;calls on Member States to agree to a EU mechanism for deciding jointly on whether or not they can export weapons, ammunitions and defence-related goods and services to countries other than EU Member States, NATO and NATO- equivalent countries;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 117 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 b (new)
9 b. Considers that the European Institutions, including the European Parliament, must be fully involved in decisions about exports to third countries of weapons, ammunitions and defence- related goods and services that may in future be developed, produced or purchased by Member States and private enterprises with financial support from the European Defence Fund;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 125 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Calls on the Commission, the Council and the VP/HR to engage together with the European Parliament in an interinstitutional dialogue on the progressive framing of a common defence policy; stresses that under the next MFF a fully-fledged EU defence budget should be established, and that a doctrine for its implementation should be developed within the remit of the Lisbon TreatyMember States should provide the additional financial resources required for this purpose;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 146 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Stresses that PESCO should benefit from effective Union support, in full respect of Member States’ competences in defence; renews its call for appropriate PESCO funding to be provided fromby the Union budgetMember States; considers that participation in all Union agencies and bodies falling under the CSDP, including the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), should be made a requirement under PESCO; renews its call for the EU Battle Group System to be brought under PESCO and made eligible for EU funding as far as possible;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 151 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12 a. Considers that a common cyber defence policy should be one of the first building blocks of the European Defence Union;encourages the High Representative to develop proposals for establishing, in the framework of PESCO, an EU cyber defence unit;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 183 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15 a. Believes that the competences of the European Parliament in the framework of the Common Security and Defence Policy should be enlarged if and when Member States agree to set up a Defence Directorate-General in the European Commission;this process could eventually lead to the establishment of a full-fledged Committee for Security and Defence;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 197 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Welcomes the establishment of the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD) process; considers that CARD should aim at bringing the armed forces into line with each other, ensuring the Union’s strategic autonomy, and allowing Member States to invest more and better in defence together; welcomes the proposal to launch a trial run in 2017;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 214 #

2017/2123(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Thanks the more than six thousand women and men who have given excellent and loyal service in the Union’s civilian and military missions on three continents; greatly values these missions as Europe’s common contribution to peace and stability in the world and to the security of our citizens; welcomes the increase in Member States’ defence spending in support of our service members; takes the view that this trend needs to be sustained, strengthened and coordinated at European level;
2017/09/19
Committee: AFET
Amendment 89 #

2017/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Is of the view that, in an international environment that is increasingly conflict-ridden and unstable, only a joint soft power with credible hard power can confront major security challenges, notably the refugee crisis, terrorism, conflicts in the Eastern and Southern neighbourhoods, proxy wars and hybrid warfare, and challenging assertive behaviour by Russia and China; takes the view that it is necessary to tackle the root causes of instability and of forced and irregular migration, namely poverty, the lack of economic opportunities, armed conflicts, badundemocratic and inefficient governance and climate change;
2017/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 259 #

2017/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Urges the Commission, the EEAS and the Member States to adopt an EU comprehensive approach at every relevant opportunity, and believes that coherent, coordinated action across EU polices, while taking into consideration and implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, in particular in the areas of humanitarian aid, development, trade, energy, climate and science, should be applied in the EU’s external action in a consistent and structured manner; believes that energy security and climate diplomacy remain important aspects of the EU’s common foreign and security policy to be addressed as part of the comprehensive approach, and that the Energy Union should be further advanced;
2017/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 272 #

2017/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Takes the view that the EU institutions must improve their capacity to anticipate conflicts and crises; believes that the EU needs to be able to react more swiftly and effectively to developing crises and should place a greater emphasis on preventing conflicts at an early stage; calls in this context on the Member States to put into practice the recommendations contained in the report by the European Parliament on arms exports: implementation of Common Position 2008/944/CFSP ( 2017/2029(INI));
2017/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 332 #

2017/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Believes that Europe should increase defence cooperation with European security priorities in mind, including territorial integrity, the link between external and internal security, and risk control in the periphery of Europe; welcomestakes note in this context of the Implementation Plan on Security and Defence; considers that the European Defence Agency (EDA) capabilities and permanent structured cooperation (PESCO) should be used to their full potential;
2017/09/14
Committee: AFET
Amendment 69 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Believes that the next MFF should enable the Union to provide solutions and emerge strengthened from the crises of the decade: the economic and financial downturn, the phenomenon of migration and refugees, climate change and natural disasters, terrorism and instability, persistent poverty, increasing inequality, to name but a few; underlines that these global, cross-border challenges with domestic implications reveal the interdependency of our economies and societies, and point to the need for joint actions; stresses in this context the obligation to align the EU’s budgetary framework with the Sustainable Development Goals which provide a global roadmap for more sustainable, equitable and prosperous societies within planetary boundaries; recalls that all EU member states and the European Commission itself had signed up the SDG Declaration in November 2015
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 118 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Calls on the Union to assume its role in twohree emerging policy areas with internal and external dimensions, which have appeared in the course of the current MFF: on the one hand, by develop– by developing and funding a comprehensive asylum, migration and integration policy and addressing the root causes of migration and displacement in third countries and on the other hand, by providing security to European citizens and promoting stability abroad, notably by pooling research efforts and capabilities in the area of defence; on the other hand, promoting stability and safeguarding human rights abroad notably by building capacity in conflict prevention and mediation; – by promoting stability and safeguarding human rights abroad notably by building capacity in conflict prevention and mediation, and development of the adequate infrastructures and logistic capacities which guarantee the needed mobility – by pooling research efforts and capabilities in the area of defence, stresses that actions taken in this areas should not come at the expense of EU’s development policies, preventing diversion of ODA from its main objective of poverty eradication
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 284 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 54
54. Considers also that, when a certain share of off-budget operations is deemed necessary to achieve certain specific objectives, for example through the use of financial instruments or trust funds, these should be kept at a limited level and duration, be fully transparent, and backed by strong decision- making and accountability provisions;
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 348 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 69
69. Calls, therefore, for a substantial increase in the overall budget earmarked for the FP9 programme in the next MFF that should be set at a level of at least EUR 120 billion; considers this level to be appropriate for securing Europe’s global competitiveness, scientific and industrial leadership, for responding to societal challenges, and for helping to achieve the EU’s climate goals and the Sustainable Development Goals;
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 613 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 88 b (new)
88b. Recalls that the EU budget dedicated to EU external action has been constantly mobilised and reinforced, exhausting all available margins to tackle the multiplication of humanitarian and other emergencies around Europe; underlines the need for more flexible procedure to allow funding to be deployed more rapidly in reaction to unforeseen developments and crises; stresses however that greater flexibility should not come at the expense of aid effectiveness and aid predictability, or short-cutting parliamentary scrutiny and consultations with partner countries and civil society;
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 618 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 89
89. Emphasises that substantial additional funding is necessary for the Union to play its role in the framework of its global strategy and of its neighbourhood, development and enlargement policies; draws attention to the commitment by the EU and its Member States to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to increase their official development assistance (ODA) to 0.7 % of GDP by 2030; expects the next MFF to reflect the unprecedented needs of neighbourhood countries struggling with conflicts and the consequences of the challenges presented by migration and refugees, as well as the needs for humanitarian aid as a result of natural and manmade disasters;
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 621 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 89 b (new)
89b. Recalls that EU Development Cooperation has as its primary objective the eradication of poverty as enshrined in article 208TFEU; calls for the next MFF to maintain the integrity of dedicated instruments for development and humanitarian aid in order to serve the interests of developing countries in line with internationally agreed development effectiveness principles; recalls EU commitments to allocate 20% of its ODA to social inclusion and human development, including sexual and reproductive health and rights, to reach 0,20 % of ODA to Least Developed Countries, to gender mainstreaming and to ensure that Policy Coherence for Development is respected throughout all EU policies;
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 622 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 89 c (new)
89c. Calls for the next MFF to reflect the unprecedented needs for humanitarian aid, caused by natural and man-made disasters driven, inter alia, by climate change, through an increased allocation; underlines that humanitarian aid must be delivered according to the humanitarian principles enshrined in the Treaty and the European Consensus, and in a predictable, timely and flexible manner; calls for a separate instrument and an own budget line for humanitarian aid; draws the attention to the need to avoid any gap between commitment and payment appropriations for humanitarian aid;
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 624 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 90
90. Is ready to consider a streamlined architecture of the external financing instruments, as long as the Commission and the High Representative clearly demonstrate the expected advantages of such changes such as enhanced coherence and democratic scrutiny, and provided that the specificities autonomy and objectives of the underlying Union policies, in particular EU Development Cooperation and Humanitarian aid are respected; notes that such architecture should include a budgetised EDF, a more transparent incorporation of trust funds and facilities guided by the key principles of democratic ownership and development effectiveness, as well as a possible continuation of the External Investment Plan based on its evaluation demonstrating its development additionality and human rights, social and environmental impact; could consider, as part of an overall increase in the external financing instruments, a larger unallocated reserve aimed at increasing in-built flexibility, but stresses that this should not be achieved at the expense of long-term geographic and thematic priorities; in addition, considers that the streamlined architecture calls for proper check and balances and transparency, including an enhanced strategic policy input and scrutiny of implementation by the EP.
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 627 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 90 a (new)
90a. Notes that development assistance can play an important role in the area of migration tackling the causes of forced displacement and enhancing the benefits of migration and mobility for development; considers, however, that ODA should not be used to cover in-donor refugee costs, the externalisation of migration policies outside EU borders or the costs of returns and readmission to countries of origin; rejects the idea of conditionality of aid based on border control, management of migratory flows or readmission agreements as the basis of cooperation with third countries;
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 634 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 90 b (new)
90b. Notes the potential role of ODA to facilitate the mobilisation of financing for development from other sources, private and public, domestic and international; supports the EU’s effort at stimulating private investment through blending grants and loans and providing guarantees; stresses, however, that private sector engagement shall abide by strong transparency and accountability standards, bringing in measurable and additional development impact with solid social, environmental and human rights safeguards in place;
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 635 #

2017/2052(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 90 c (new)
90c. Reiterates its unequivocal call for continued and increased EU support and funding for CSOs as development actors in their own right, and for their full and free involvement in political dialogue as well as in programming and implementation across EU cooperation instruments;[
2018/02/01
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 9 #

2017/2044(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. CNotes that the requirement that 20 % of the assistance under the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) be allocated to basic social services, in particular health and education, is not being fulfilled for the period 2014-20171a; considers that an increase in the investment in human development, especially in access to reproductive health care is necessary to help counter the negative impact of the reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule; _________________ 1a https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/sites/devco /files/draft-eval-report-dci_en.pdf
2017/09/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 19 #

2017/2044(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Considers that the EU budget is not the adequate tool for financing migration policies, as most Member States remain reluctant to launchmobilisation of the EU budget to respond to the migration challenge should be accompanied by a common policy in this field;
2017/09/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 23 #

2017/2044(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Reiterates its rejection of the use of development funds for non-development objectives and underlines that funding that does not fulfil ODA criteria must be sourced from other instruments than the DCI and the EDF; points to its opinion of 5 July 2017 on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 230/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 establishing an instrument contributing to stability and peace, which excludes any contribution from the Development Cooperation Instrument to finance the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace;
2017/09/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 32 #

2017/2044(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Reiterates that the United Kingdom’s contribution amounts to 15 % of the EU's development aid budget;calls on the Commission and the Council to engage in a reflection on the ambition and priorities of EU development aid after Brexit;
2017/09/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 33 #

2017/2044(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6 b. Considers that the proliferation of trust funds, rendered necessary by the lack of resources, undermines the unity of the budget and is at odds with the requirements of transparency and democratic accountability;reiterates that the budgetisation of the European Development Fund (EDF) on the one hand and the creation of a specific instrument for financing security expenses linked to development cooperation on the other, would strengthen the effectiveness of EU action.
2017/09/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 7 #

2017/2015(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A b (new)
Ab. whereas the empowerment of women, the promotion of their rights and the safeguarding of their access to resources can accelerate development; whereas trade agreements without this particular focus have the potential to further disadvantage women due to their already disadvantaged position in society or increase inequality and endanger people’s livelihoods in general;
2017/10/12
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 8 #

2017/2015(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B c (new)
Bc. whereas the adoption of new trade agreements with other countries and/or regions of the world can lead to employment shifts and losses of formerly acquired export-oriented jobs; whereas this affects women in particular as export- related sectors are often female- dominated;
2017/10/12
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 14 #

2017/2015(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B b (new)
Bb. whereas more than 40% of agricultural work in the Global South is done by women, whereas women farmers are mostly small-scale or subsistence farmers who do not have the necessary access to information, credit, land or networks to successfully compete in a global market;
2017/10/12
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 16 #

2017/2015(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas women are working more often than men in low-paid, low-valued and precarious positions in all sectors and will thus most probably benefit to a lower degree from trade liberalisation processes than men; whereas women, seen in a lower bargaining position, are often misused as a competitive advantage in a global economy;
2017/10/12
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 22 #

2017/2015(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Regrets that the European Commission’s strategy “Trade for All” does not include a clear gender perspective and calls on the Commission to update the strategy in this regard;
2017/10/12
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 23 #

2017/2015(INI)

1a. Calls for a development-centred and gender-sensitive trade policy which guarantees negotiations on equal terms between trade partners;
2017/10/12
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 43 #

2017/2015(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Emphasises the need for governments to maintain their ability to allocate resources to the achievement of women’s rights and gender equality in order to guarantee an inclusive and sustainable future for societies;
2017/10/12
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 65 #

2017/2015(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 c (new)
9c. Underlines that EU agricultural imports may undercut traditional small- scale farms and thereby may endanger women’s livelihoods;
2017/10/12
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 4 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A a (new)
A a. whereas the EU has not yet established a comprehensive strategy to implement Agenda 2030 and taken up a general coordination role for the actions taken at the national level; whereas an effective implementation strategy, monitoring and review mechanism are essential to achieve the SDGs;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 8 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A b (new)
A b. whereas the financing of the SDGs poses an enormous challenge which demands a strong and global partnership and the use of all forms of financing (domestic, international, public, private and innovative sources) and non- financial means; whereas private financing can complement, but not substitute public funding;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 10 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A c (new)
A c. whereas effective mobilisation of domestic resources is an indispensable factor in achieving the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and developing countries are particularly affected by corporate tax evasion and tax avoidance;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 12 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A d (new)
A d. whereas international trade can be a powerful driver of development and economic growth and a large part of EU imports comes from developing countries, whereas the Agenda 2030 acknowledges trade as means of implementation to achieve the SDGs;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 13 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A e (new)
A e. whereas Member States and EU policies have both intended and unintended effects on developing countries, and the SDGs constitute a unique opportunity to achieve more coherence and fairer policies towards developing countries;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 14 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A f (new)
A f. whereas Agenda 2030 emphasises the role of migration as potential driver of development, and art. 208 of TFEU establishes that eradication of poverty is the primary objective of EU development policies;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 21 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to define a clear and detailed EU-wide Sustainable Development Goal (SGD)2030 Agenda implementation plan with specific targets, deadlines, and methodology for coordination between the EU and its Member States, underpinned by a transparent and robust monitoring, accountability and review framework with the close involvement of Parliamentthe European Parliament and civil society, on the basis of a comprehensive set of quantitative and qualitative indicators covering social, economic and environmental factors;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 27 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Recalls the importance of the underlining principle of the Agenda 2030 of 'leaving no one behind', asks the Commission and the Member States to take strong action in addressing inequalities within and between countries and to promote research and data disaggregation in their policies to ensure inclusiveness and prioritisation of the most vulnerable and marginalised;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 29 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses that the next Multiannual Financial Frameworks (MFFs) should be designed in a way that enables the implementation of the EU’s strategy and SDGthe 2030 Agenda implementation plan and ensures a substantial EU contribution to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda worldwide, mainstreaming sustainable development priorities throughout the EU budget;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 32 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Underlines the importance of Official Development Assistance (ODA) as a key instrument for eradicating poverty; calls on the EU and its Member States to recomminfirm their commitment without delay to the 0.7 % of the gross national income target and to submit a timeline for gradually increasing ODA in order to reach this target; recalls the EU commitment to allocate at least 20% of its ODA to human development in the period until 2020 and calls on the Commission to reconfirm this commitment; calls to protect ODA from diversion by retaining its fundamental objective of poverty eradication, focusing in particular on LDCs and fragile contexts;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 56 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Believes that supporting peace, security and justice in developing countries is crucial; emphasises that the funding for security-related expenditure, which does not constitute ODA, must come from other instruments than the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) or the European Development Fund (EDF) or any other mechanisms that benefit from these instruments;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 58 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Takes note of the role of the private sector in implementing the 2030 Agenda, in particular its responsibility for transitioning towards sustainable consumption and production patterns in Europe and globally; calls on the Commission to establish binding obligations for corporate accountability and transparency to ensure that the private sector adheres to clear environmental, social and human rights standards, and that its contribution is fully in line with the 2030 Agenda;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 65 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Stresses that ensuring tax justice, and transparency, fighting tax dodging, eradicating tax havens and increasing Domestic Resources Mobilisation is crucial for financing the 2030 Agenda; reiterates its call to investigate the spill over impact on developing countries of all national and EU tax policies and to uphold the principle of Policy Coherence of Development when legislating in this field;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 74 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Underlines the importance of fair and properly regulated trade for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and urges the EU to frame its trade policy strategy in line with the SDGand urges the EU to frame its trade policy strategy in line with the 2030 Agenda in order to promote regional integration, high social and environmental standards, sustainable consumption and production patterns, contributing to sustainable growth and combating poverty and global inequalities;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 78 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Calls on the Commission to promote sustainable global value chains with the introduction of due diligence systems for companies with regard their full supply chain, encouraging businesses to invest more responsibly and stimulating more effective implementation of sustainability chapters in free trade agreements, including anticorruption, transparency, anti-tax avoidance and responsible business conduct;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 85 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Strongly rejects the idea of conditionality of aid based on border control, management of migratory flows or readmission agreements as the basis of partnership and development cooperation with third countries; calls on the EEAS and the Member States to ensure that cooperation with partner countries on migration is human rights compliant;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 86 #

2017/2009(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 b (new)
10 b. Stresses the need to harness the demographic dividend of developing countries by means of appropriate public policies and investment in youth health, including sexual and reproductive health, and education; recognises that these key enablers for human development and human capital need to be prioritised in order to guarantee sustainable development;
2017/05/08
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 102 #

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 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. 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 stressing that even a high level of cybersecurity certification cannot guarantee that an ICT product or service is completely safe. This can be facilitated by EU- wide certification providing common cybersecurity requirements and evaluation criteria across national markets and sectors as well as promoting cyber literacy.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 264 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 7
7. The Agency shall promote and support projects contributing to a high level of awareness ofand cyber literacy among citizens and businesses on issues related to the cybersecurity.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 305 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 7 – subparagraph 1 (new)
The Agency shall, where appropriate and subject to prior approval by the Commission, contribute to cross-border cyber cooperation with the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence and the NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Academy.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 465 #

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 services issued under that scheme. A certification scheme with varying assurance levels shall be accompanied by information explaining the risk that remains at each assurance level and the need for consumers to be continually vigilant and aware of cyber threats.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 542 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 47 – paragraph 1 – point m a (new)
(ma) Further guidance on best practice in cyber safety and information on the cyber threat that remains despite certification.
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 268 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Six months before the end of the Programme, the Commission shall establish an interim evaluation report on the achievement of the objectives of all the actions supported under the Programme with regard to its results and impacts, the efficiency of the use of resources and its European added value. This interim evaluation report needs to be available to the European Parliament and Council before any decision on a continuation of the Programme under a new multiannual framework can be taken.
2017/12/01
Committee: IMCO
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 43 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 23 a (new)
- whereas millions of Turks and people of Turkish extraction have been living in the EU Member States and contributing to their prosperity for decades,
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 53 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Underlines that 2016 was a difficult year for Turkey’s population as a result of the continuing war in Syria, the high numbers of refugees, a string of heinous terror attacks, and a violent coup attempt in which 248 people were killed; reiterates its strong condemnation of the coup attempt of 15 July and expresses its solidarity with the people of Turkey; recognises the right and the responsibility of the Turkish government to take action in bringing the real perpetrators to justice;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 79 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses the strategic importance of good EU-Turkey relations for both sides; recognises that both Turkey and the EU have gone through their own internal transformation processes since the accession negotiations were opened in 2004; regrets that, owing to a lack of political will on the part of leading governments in the EU, the accession instruments have not been used to the fullest extent and that, over the years, Turkey’s full integration into the EU has lost public support on both sides; encourages Turkish and European civil society to continue their efforts to ensure that Turkey has a future in the EU; remains committed to cooperating and maintaining an open dialogue with the Turkish Government, in order to address common challenges; recommends that the Council urgently invite the Turkish Government to a summit to discuss the obvious crisis in EU-Turkey relations that we are faced with; is convinced that there should still be a place in the EU for a democratic Turkey which observes the rule of law;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 140 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Notes that measures undertaken following the declaration of the state of emergency have targeted alleged members/supporters of the so-called Gülen movement, dissent in general and political parties of the opposition in particular; strongly condemns the imprisonment of 13 MPs belonging to the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), including its co-chairs, and of 90 Kurdish municipal mayors; urges the Turkish Government to lift the state of emergency immediately; underlines that the reintroduction of the death penalty would violate Turkey’s international commitments and lead to an immediate end to the EU accession talks, and explicitly warns the Turkish Government not to exploit this issue for populist purposes;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 165 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Condemns strongly the violations of freedom of expression and the serious infringements of media freedom, including the disproportionate bannings of media sites and social media; notes with concern the closure of around 170 media outlets - including almost all Kurdish-language outlets - and the jailing of more than 150 journalists; recalls that a free and pluralistic press is an essential component of any democracy and urges the Turkish government to release all unlawfully arrested journalists immediately;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 167 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Condemns strongly the violations of freedom of expression and the serious infringements of media freedom, including the disproportionate bannings of media sites and social media; notes with concern the closure of around 170 media outlets - including almost all Kurdish-language outlets - and the jailing of more than 150 journalists; recalls that a free and pluralistic press is an essential componentthe lifeblood of any democracy and urges the Turkish government to release all journalists immediately;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 180 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Expresses its serious concern at the continuously deteriorating situation in south-east Turkey, especially in the areas where curfews were imposed, where some 2 000 people were reportedly killed in the context of security operations and an estimated half a million people became displaced in the period from July 2015 to December 2016; notes that local prosecutors have consistently refused to open investigations into the reported killings; is convinced that only a fair political settlement of the Kurdish question can bring sustainable stability and prosperity both to the area and to Turkey as a whole; notes that a series of laws have created an atmosphere of ‘systematic impunity’ for the security forces; regretcondemns the decision of the Turkish Parliament to waive the immunity of a large number of MPs unconstitutionally, paving the way for the arrests of opposition politicians;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 197 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Calls on Turkey to protect the rights of the most vulnerable groups and of persons belonging to minorities; regrets the ongoing discrimination against religious minorities, including Alevis and Christians; regrets that the LGBTI marches in Ankara and Istanbul were banned for the second consecutive year; is seriously concerned about gender-based violence, discrimination, hate speech against minorities, hate crime and violations of the human rights of ethnic and religious minorities and of LGBTI persons; calls on Turkey to harmonise its domestic legislation with the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention, which it ratified in 2014; welcomes the government’s national strategy and action plan for Roma and encourages the authorities to address key obstacles to the social inclusion of Roma;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 243 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Believes that strengthening trade relations could bring concrete benefits to citizens in Turkey and the EU, and therefore supports the Commission’s proposal to start negotiations on the upgrading of the Customs Union; reiterates that the EU is Turkey’s main trading partner and that two thirds of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Turkey comes from EU Member States; underlines, furthermore, the economic importance of Turkey as a growth market for the EU; considers the involvement of social partners in negotiations as crucial; calls on the Commission to include political benchmarks on human rights and fundamental freedoms in the upgraded Customs Union;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 265 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Notes that visa liberalisation is of crucial importantce for the Turkish population as well as for the millions of people with Turkish nationality or origins living in the EU and will enhance people- to-people contacts; encourages the Turkish Government to comply with the final outstanding criteria, including revision of its anti-terrorism legislation;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 279 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Calls on the Commission to take into account the latest developments in Turkey when conducting the mid-term review of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) funds in 2017, and to temporarily suspend all pre-accession funds if Turkey no longer sufficiently complies with the EU’s Copenhagen criteria; calls on the Commission to use those funds to support Turkish civil society and to invest more in people-to-people; stresses that education and youth policy in particular have the potential to improve EU-Turkey relations in the long term and calls on the Commission to invest in exchange programmes between students, such as Erasmus+ for studentool pupils, creative workers in the cultural sector and civil society stakeholders;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 316 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Commends the engagement by the Turkish Government and local civil society organisations and the hospitality shown by the population in hosting around 3 million refugees; notes the EU-Turkey statement on migration, and urges the Member States to initiate the voluntary resettlement scheme for the most vulnerable refugees in Turkey; calls on the Commission to ensure long-term investment in both refugees and their host communities in Turkey; encourages the Turkish Government to grant work permits to all Syrian refugees; calls on Ankara to keep up its patrolling efforts in the Aegean and to implement fully the bilateral readmission agreements signed with Bulgaria and Greece;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 360 #

2016/2308(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Underlines that a settlement of the Cyprus problem would have a positive impact on the entire region, while first and foremost benefiting both Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots; praises the leaders of the Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus for having achieved major progress in the settlement talks; welcomes the exchange of preferred maps, thus far unprecedented, and the first international conference held with the guarantor powers; supports the settlement based on a bi- communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, a single international legal personality, single sovereignty and single citizenship with political equality between the two communities, in line with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and on the basis of respect for the principles on which the Union is founded; welcomes the intensified engagement by the parties to achieve the settlement of the Cyprus problem; expects Turkey, as one of the guarantor powers, to show active support for the negotiations, and reiterates that Turkey’s commitment and contribution to a comprehensive settlement remain crucial; praises the important work of the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP), and calls on Turkey to allow access to all relevant sites and to assist the CMP by providing information from its military archives;
2017/05/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 34 #

2016/2301(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. recalls the 2030 SDG agenda and calls on the Commission to transparently communicate the reference to each SDG concerned in the reporting; calls on the Commission and the Member States to use trade to promote sustainable development and good governance according to the principles of policy coherence for development;
2017/03/27
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 35 #

2016/2301(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. underlines the importance of inclusive and sustainable approaches as agreed in the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, notably those on sustainable production, sustainable consumption and decent work;
2017/03/27
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 40 #

2016/2301(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. encourages the Commission and Member States to include specific measures in Free Trade Agreements with developing countries in order to support their social and environmental standards; calls on the Commission to introduce tariff preferences for proven sustainably- produced goods in the forthcoming reform of the GSP / GSP+ rules;
2017/03/27
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 43 #

2016/2301(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Warmly welcomes the drafting of a binding UN Treaty on Business and Human Rights and reiterates its calls for the Member States and the EU itself to promote and participate in this process; calls on the Commission to introduce a legislative proposal on binding due diligence obligations for supply chains aligned with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and several sector-specific OECD guidelines and set up comprehensive labelling measures in order to guarantee enhanced consumer information on the content and origin of the final products sold in the EU market throughout their supply chain;
2017/03/27
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 48 #

2016/2301(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. encourages the International Labour Organization, enterprises and other stakeholders to work towards a binding legal convention, regulating Global Value Chains, which will include adequate remedy mechanisms for workers when their rights are violated, establish legal accountability for the actions of the corporations and their subcontractors, and include mandatory due-diligence and transparency obligations;
2017/03/27
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 240 #

2016/2219(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Encourages all parties involved in EU external action to identify and address existing gaps in the protection of human rights and democratic freedoms, and to step up cooperation with civil society, parliaments, political parties and local authorities and with regional and international organisations on the ground;
2016/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 270 #

2016/2219(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 5
Human rights and democracy country strategies (HRDCSs) and the role of EU delegations
2016/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 271 #

2016/2219(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph -17 a (new)
-17a. Welcomes the addition of democracy to the human rights country strategies as a necessary element of any comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights and democracy in partner countries;
2016/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 348 #

2016/2219(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 b (new)
31b. Underlines the fact that failures of governance and the lack of respect for human rights and democracy constitute key causes for migration and displacement;
2016/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 441 #

2016/2219(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 11
DevelopmentThe links between development, democracy and human rights
2016/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 460 #

2016/2219(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 40 a (new)
40a. Recalls the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions for pursuing improvements in human rights and effective democratic governance and calls on the EU to reflect this in its external action;
2016/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 861 #

2016/2219(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 111 b (new)
111b. Calls on the European Commission to ensure that its work on elections - observation and assistance - is combined with similar support for other important actors within a democratic system such as political parties, parliaments, local authorities, independent media and civil society;
2016/10/18
Committee: AFET
Amendment 863 #

2016/2219(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 111 d (new)
111d. Recognises the successful work of the EEAS and EU delegations in completing the second generation of Democracy Analyses and progress on Democracy Action Plans and calls on the VP/HR to ensure that the Action Plans translate into concrete support to democracy in the field;
2016/10/18
Committee: AFET
Amendment 864 #

2016/2219(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 111 e (new)
111e. Calls on the EEAS to build on the experience of the Democracy Analyses to prepare the ground for streamlining such analysis into its foreign action and notes that while the addition of democracy to Human Rights Country Strategies is welcome, it is not sufficient for a truly comprehensive understanding of democracy in a partner country;
2016/10/18
Committee: AFET
Amendment 3 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 6 b (new)
- having regard to the programmes funded by the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women focused on addressing harassment and violence against women in the garment industry6b _________________ 6bhttp://www.unwomen.org/en/trust- funds/un-trust-fund-to-end-violence- against-women
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 4 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 6 a (new)
- having regard to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child6a _________________ 6a https://www.unicef.org/crc/
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 7 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 18 a (new)
- having regard to its resolution of 14 December 2016 on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Uzbekistan, of the other part, amending the Agreement in order to extend the provisions of the Agreement to bilateral trade in textiles, taking account of the expiry of the bilateral textiles Agreement18a , _________________ 18a Texts adopted, P8_TA(2016)0490.
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 7 #

2016/2140(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Notes that the garment industry is one of the most precarious for workers both within and outside Europe; calls on the flagship initiative, therefore, to put ratification and implementation of ILO conventions and the Decent Work Agenda at its core, with particular focus on those most vulnerable to exploitation, especially children; in this sense, considers it vital to guarantee the ratification and implementation of ILO conventions 182 on worst forms of child labour and 138 on the minimum age for admission to employment and work; calls on the Commission to learn from the experience of the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) and The Global Alliance to Eradicate Forced Labour, Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Child Labour;
2016/12/13
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 10 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 6 c (new)
- having regard to the ILO Programme on Improving working conditions in the Ready-Made garment sector in Bangladesh6c _________________ 6c http://www.ilo.org/dhaka/Whatwedo/Proje cts/safer-garment-industry-in- bangladesh/lang--en/index.htm
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 11 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 20 d (new)
- having regard to the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact20d _________________ 20d http://www.ilo.org/global/docs/WCMS_40 8025/lang--en/index.htm
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 13 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 20 c (new)
- having regard to the Bangladesh Accord20c _________________ 20c http://bangladeshaccord.org/
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 16 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 9 a (new)
- having regard to the EU's GSP+ scheme9a , _________________ 9a http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2015 /august/tradoc_153732.pdf
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 17 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 9 b (new)
- having regard to the Public Procurement Directive of 26 February 20149b _________________ 9bhttp://eur- lex.europa.eu/eli/dir/2014/24/oj
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 18 #

2016/2140(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Notes that voluntary initiatives are not adequately addressing issues such as health and safety, wages, social security and working time; therefore believes that any initiative should go beyond compliance and responsible management supply chains and support the capacities of public authorities including the strengthening of labour administration and labour inspection systems as well as ensuring that national laws and regulations are in conformity with ILO Core Conventions. Action undertaken should also strengthen Minimum Wage setting mechanisms in accordance with relevant ILO conventions
2016/12/13
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 19 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 20 a (new)
- having regard to the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles20a , _________________ 20a https://www.textilbuendnis.com/en/
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 20 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 20 b (new)
- having regard to the Dutch Agreement of the Sustainable Garment and Textile20b , _________________ 20b https://www.ser.nl/en/publications/publica tions/2016/agreement-sustainable- garment-textile.aspx
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 27 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
A a. whereas victims of the three most deadly incidents in the garment sectors (Rana Plaza, Tazreen and Ali Enterprises) have or are in the process to receive compensation for the loss of income; whereas this is in line with ILO Convention 121 and is the result of unprecedented cooperation between brand, trade unions, civil society, governments and the ILO; whereas given the widespread violation of key human rights, actual remedy remains rare;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 28 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A b (new)
A b. whereas victims of human rights abuses involving European companies face multiple obstacles to access judicial remedies; including procedural obstacles on admissibility and disclosure of evidence, often prohibitive litigation costs, absence of clear liability standards for corporate involvement in human rights abuses, and lack of clarity on the application of EU rules of private international law in transnational civil litigation;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 29 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas Article 207 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) requiredemands the EU's policies, including trade,trade policy to be baseduilt on the principles and objectives of the EU’s external actionEU's external policies and objectives a, concretely those of development cooperation stated in Article 208 TFEU; whereas Article 21 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) reaffirms that the EU's external actions will be guided by the principles of democracy, the rule of law, the universality and indivisibility of human rights and fundamental freedoms, respect for human dignity, the principles of equality and solidarity, and compliance with the UN Charter and international law;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 30 #

2016/2140(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Encourages the EU initiative to promote skills training which contributes to economic and social development and women’s empowerment, since women represent a large share of the workforce in the global supply chain of the garment sector; therefore believes that the initiative should actively promote non- discrimination and gender equality including remuneration along the lines provided for by ILO conventions 100 and 111;
2016/12/13
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 42 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas most human rights violations in the garment sector are labour- rights related and include the denial of workers fundamental right to join or form a union of their choosing and bargain collectively in good faith; whereas this has led to widespread labour rights violations ranging from poverty wages, child labour, forced labour, arbitrary dismissals, wage theft, unsafe workplaces, violence against women and sexual harassment, to precarious work conditions;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 43 #

2016/2140(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Urges the Commission to present, as soon as possible, the EU flagship initiative on responsible management of the supply chain in the garment sector, promised as part of the European Year for Development 2015, which should take into account existing national initiatives such as those in Germany or the Netherlands; believes the EU has the ability and duty to be a global supporter of supply chain responsibility in response to the tragic events like the Rana Plaza collapse, in Bangladesh, and unprecedented interest of EU citizens;
2016/12/13
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 45 #

2016/2140(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Believes that access to information in the garment sector is often the most important obstacle to tackling human and social and labour rights violations in the global supply chain and that a mandatory reporting system is needed which provides information linking all the actors within the value chain of a single product, from the production place to the retailers; considers that new EU legislation is necessary to create a legal obligation of due diligence for EU companies outsourcing production to third countries, including measures to secure traceability and transparency, in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises;
2016/12/13
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 47 #

2016/2140(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 c (new)
4c. Believes that any action resulting from the flagship initiative should help foster multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the ILO/IFC Better Work Programme which combines a tripartite approach with factory compliance and the creation of worker-management dialogue at national level or ACCORD, created in Bangladesh, which is legally binding, includes trade unions and foresees not only inspections of factories but also remediation;
2016/12/13
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 48 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas initiatives led by the private sector on a voluntary basis, such as codes of conduct, labels, self-assessments and social audits, have to be further enhanced and have not proven to be at all effectiveenough over the last 20 years in terms of increasing workers’ rights, consumer awareness and environmental safety in the garment supply chain;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 49 #

2016/2140(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Stresses that trade unions must be able to operate independently and freely to promote and protect workers’ rights, particularly health and safety, and that they are a necessary partner in social dialogue and collective bargaining; in this sense the actions resulting from the Garment Initiative should promote social dialogue and collective bargaining at all levels (local, national and international) paying special attention to the ratification and implementation of ILO conventions 87 and 98 on freedom of association and collective bargaining. Workers' representatives should be included in the due diligence process set-up at the company level;
2016/12/13
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 51 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
E a. whereas multistakeholder initiatives like the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles or the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garment and Textile are bringing stakeholders like the industry, the trade unions, the government and the NGOs at one table; whereas the standards elaborated by the initiatives also reach out to environmental issues; whereas those initiatives have not yet entered the implementation phase, so concrete results are still outstanding; whereas such national initiatives are necessary due to a lack of an EU legislative initiative; whereas there is still a majority of Member States that don't have any initiative;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 53 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E b (new)
E b. whereas the trend of the garment industry is still going towards fast fashion, which poses an enormous threat and pressure on garment workers in the producing countries;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 54 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E c (new)
E c. whereas the German Ministry for Development Cooperation has set the goal, that by 2020 Germany will import 50% of its textiles only according to ecological and social criteria;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 59 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas the specific characteristics of the garment sector value chains, such as geographically dispersed stages of the production process, low prices,different types of garment workers, low prices, high volumes short lead times, subcontracting and short-term buyer-supplier relationships are conducive to reducing visibility, traceability, and transparency over an enterprise's supply chain and to increasing the risks of human rights and labour abuses and of environmental damage; whereas transparency and traceability are is a prerequisites for a company's accountability and responsible consumption; whereas the consumer has the right to know where a piece of clothing was produced, and in which social and environmental conditions;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 61 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas the specific characteristics of the garment sector value chains, such as geographically dispersed stages of the production process, low prices, short lead times, subcontracting and short-term buyer-supplier relationships are conducive to reducing visibility and transparency over an enterprise’s supply chain and to increasing the risks of human rights and labour abuses and of environmental damage already in the raw-material production; whereas transparency is a prerequisite for a company’s accountability and responsible consumption; whereas the consumer has the right to know where a piece of clothing was produced, and in which social and environmental conditions;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 64 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H
H. whereas women's rights are a constitutive part of human rights; whereas gender equality falls within the scope of the chapters of trade agreements on sTrade and Sustainable dDevelopment (TSD); whereas the specific impact of trade and investment agreements affects women and men differently owing to structural gender inequalities, and whereas sustainable and inclusive development, growth and trade agreements must include human rights, including from a gender perspective;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 66 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H a (new)
H a. whereas in December 2016 many trade union activists have been arrested in Bangladesh followed by a protest for a living wage and better working conditions, whereas several hundreds of garment workers have been fired following the protests; whereas the right of association is still not respected in the producing countries;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 77 #

2016/2140(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Emphasises the importance ofStress that independent labour inspections inare essential for early warning and prevention, yet notes that factors such as audit fatigue can undermine their effectiveness; believes that the ratification and implementation of ILO convention 181 is key to detect the abuses; recommends further research on ways of improving audits and inspections, such as sending different labour inspectors each time, which can lead to more stringent standards, especially in countries with corruption issues;
2016/12/13
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 78 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J
J. whereas the garment sector is the sector which has the most sustainability initiatives in progress; whereas few existing initiatives reach the scale needed and need further actions to make a significant impact;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 81 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K
K. whereas in October 2015 the Commission released its new trade strategy 'Trade for All', in which it sets out its aim to use trade agreements and preference programmes as levers to promote around the world, sustainable development, human rights, fair and ethical trade and improve the responsibility of the supply chains as a means of strengthening sustainable development, human rights and good governance in third countries;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 83 #

2016/2140(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10
10. Believes that responsibility should extend throughout the entire supply chain, and commends existing efforts to this effect; believes, however, that the EU is best placed to develop a common framework through legisRecommends that regulation con mandatory due diligence and supply chataining transparency; recommends that regulhese recommendations should come in addition to and in support of voluntary initiatives at national, European and international level, and that information gathered as a result of EU action should be publicly available.
2016/12/13
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 84 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K a (new)
K a. whereas the clothing and textile sector in Europe provides for 1.7 million workplaces and generates an output of EUR 166 million; whereas the EU imports about the world's total clothing production; whereas the manufacturing countries are mostly emerging economies;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 87 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K b (new)
K b. whereas the garment industry in Eastern Europe, for example Poland, the Czech republic, Slovakia and Croatia, does not comply with ILO standards like a living wage or decent working conditions;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 89 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Stresses that EU trade and investment policies are interlinked with social protection, gender equality, tax avoidance, SMEs, development, human rights and environmental policies; reiterates its call on the Commission and the Member States to guarantee policy coherence for development on business and human rights at all levels, in particular in relation to the Union's trade and investment policy;
2017/02/06
Committee: DEVE
Amendment 97 #

2016/2140(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10 b (new)
10b. Welcomes the existence of Sustainable Development Goal 12 on ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns and calls on the Commission to streamline it in all its initiatives regarding the garment sector; in this sense, and taking into account the experience of the "child labour free" label calls on the creation of a "fair working conditions" label which assures these working standards and whose access requirements are guaranteed to both multinational companies and SMEs;
2016/12/13
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 101 #

2016/2140(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Acknowledges the increasing attention given to promoting gooddecent working conditions through global supply chains following the Rana Plaza factory collapse, the introduction of the draft French law on mandatory due diligence, the UK anti- slavery bill, the Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Textile and Garment, the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, and the statement made by President Juncker at the G7 Summit in favour of 'urgent action' to improve