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658 Amendments of Peter KOUROUMBASHEV

Amendment 4 #

2018/2090(INI)

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

2018/2090(INI)

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

2018/2090(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Stresses the vital role of high- capacity broadband networks, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence as the backbone of future education and training schemes; underlines the importance of introducing coding classes in all schools, universities and colleges and encouraging schools to participate in the EU Code Week; emphasises the need for access to classes for vulnerable people and those who may not have access to these schemes through education systems;
2018/09/06
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 5 #

2018/2089(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas the overwhelminghuman behaviour contributed to a majority of road accidents are due to human errorinvolving non-automated vehicles and, as such, there is an imperative need to reduce the possibilities for such errorsbehaviour, while maintaining personal mobility;
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 19 #

2018/2089(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas several countries around the world (e.g. the US, China and Japan) are moving rapidly towards making both connected and automated mobility available on the market; whereas Europe needs to respond much more proactively to the rapid developments in this sector and to encourage similar initiatives;, but recalls that automated vehicles should only be introduced to the market when they have been demonstrated to operate with a high level of safety for drivers, passengers and other vehicles on the road.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 103 #

2018/2089(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14 a. Argues that both passive and active safety features have an important role in reducing the number as well as severity of collisions, and that road collisions with autonomous vehicles will still occur, notably in mixed traffic conditions; underlines therefore the importance of stringent passive safety requirements for those vehicles to be maintained in order to protect vehicle occupants as well as other road users, especially those from more vulnerable groups.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 109 #

2018/2089(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Highlights the expected congesRecalls that technological innovations challenges to urban mobility resulting from the widespread uptake of autonomous vehicles and underlines the need for new solutions incorporating car sharing, ride hailing and other models;annot solve, in isolation, environmental issues, and that studies indicate that the widespread uptake of autonomous vehicles could make congestion and pollution worse; calls on authorities to develop policies that will ensure that autonomous vehicles will increase and improve travel options for all citizens, without negatively affecting the demand for and investments in public transport.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 114 #

2018/2089(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16 a. Underlines that while the deployment of connected and automated mobility could bring substantial benefits, the technologies currently available on the market present vulnerabilities that could become serious threats for users, other vehicles or pedestrians; argues therefore that societal acceptance will only be achieved if autonomous vehicles can offer the highest safety and security standards, as well as more and better travel options, which are affordable and environmentally-friendly.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 151 #

2018/2089(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. CUnderlines that autonomous vehicles are technologically complex and differ substantially from current motor vehicles on the road and calls on the Commission to create comprehensive rules for driver or operator responsibilities at every level of automation across all modes of transport; underlines that those responsibilities need to be clearly communicated through commercial labelling or other forms of communication;for legal certainty, better safeguards of consumer rights and to prevent unknown risks being borne by injured parties, it is necessary to have a review of the current EU legislative framework for liability rules and insurance for autonomous vehicles, addressing the limitations of laws as regards the shift in responsibility to the introduction of new rules for covering new types of risks.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 163 #

2018/2089(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25 a. Labour relations and social rights Warns that autonomous driving threatens to disrupt the job opportunities and lives of millions of workers in the transport sector, without also creating significant numbers of secure and quality jobs through innovation and new technology;recalls that the anticipated savings in labour costs should not be a pretext for a reduction in workers’ rights, pay, conditions and safety. Recalls that regular consultation of social partners is instrumental in anticipating and helping to mitigate the disruptive changes of technological developments on employment and for identifying the qualifications necessary for operating new technologies. Or. en (To be included under new heading "Labour relations and social rights")
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 177 #

2018/2089(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Stresses the need for real-life testing sites across the EU in order to thoroughly test and develop new technologies, but recalls that such public road tests should be strictly regulated, in order to ensure the safety of both the occupants of the test vehicle as well of the other road users; urges each of the Member States to designate, by 2020, urban and extra-urban areas where autonomous research vehicles can be tested in real-life traffic conditions, while safeguarding road safety in those areas;
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 184 #

2018/2089(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Calls for extensive research on the long-term effects of autonomous transport on issues such as consumer adaptation, societal acceptance, physiological reactions, physical responses, labour rights and social mobility resulting from driverless transport;
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 173 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 4
4. The Competence Centre shall not have a legal personality. In each Member State, it shall enjoy the most extensive legal capacity accorded to legal persons under the laws of that Member State. It may, in particular, acquire or dispose of movable and immovable property and may be a party to legal proceedingst shall be a Task Force set up by the Commission, including by providing appropriate staff for the activities of the Competence Centre as laid down by the present Regulation.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 178 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 4
(4) ‘participating Member State’ means a Member State which voluntarily contributes financially to the administrative and operational costs of the Competence Centre.deleted
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 204 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – introductory part
4. contribute to the wide deployment of state-of-the-art cyber security products and solutions across the economy, by carrying out the following tasks in accordance with the principles of equal treatment and no discrimination and the requirements of Directive 2014/24/EU:
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 208 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point a
(a) stimulating cybersecurity research, development and the uptake of Union cybersecurity products and solutions by public authorities and user industries; in the Union;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 212 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point c
(c) supporting in particular public authorities in organising their public procurement, or carrywhen explicitly requested, supporting public authorities in providing guidance on public procurement procedures, including outfor procurement of state-of-the-art cybersecurity products and solutions on behalf of public authorities;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 253 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2
2. The Cybersecurity Competence Community shall consist of industry, academic and non-profit research organisations, and associations as well as public entities and other entities dealing with operational and technical matters. It shall bring together the main stakeholders with regard to cybersecurity technological and industrial capacities in the Union. It shall involve National Coordination Centres as well as Union institutions and bodies with relevant expertise..
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 257 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – introductory part
3. Only eEntities which are established within the Union may be accredited as members of the Cybersecurity Competence Community. They shall demonstrate that they have cybersecurity expertise in one or more EU Member States with regard to at least one of the following domains:
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 258 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – point b
(b) industrial or product development;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 259 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – point c a (new)
(ca) information security operations;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 260 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – point c b (new)
(cb) scientific or technical partnerships or cooperation with academic and/ or public authorities as defined under Article 2 (3).
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 261 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 4
4. The Competence Centre shall accredit entities established under national law as members of the Cybersecurity Competence Community after an assessment made by the National Coordination Centre of the Member State where the entity is established,based on an assessment on whether thatan entity meets the criteria provided for in paragraph 3. An accreditation shall not be limited in time but may be revoked by the Competence Centre at any time if it or the relevant National Coordination Centre considers thatif the entity does notstops fulfilling the criteria set out in paragraph 3 or it falls under the relevant provisions set out in Article 136 of Regulation XXX [new financial regulation].
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 272 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. The Competence Centre shall in particular contribute to the work of ENISA with regard to the implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union and to the Regulation (EU) 2018/XXX of the European Parliament and of the Council of YYY on ENISA, the “EU Cybersecurity Agency”, and repealing Regulation (EU) 526/2013, and on Information and Communication Technology cybersecurity certification (‘‘Cybersecurity Act’’).
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 273 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) anthe Executive Director who shall exercise the tasks set out in Article 16of ENISA, the EU Cybersecurity Agency;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 276 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
1. The Governing Board shall be composed of one representative of each Member State, and five representatives of the Commission, on behalf of the Unionby the Members of the Management Board of ENISA, the EU Cybersecurity Agency.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 278 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 2
2. Each member of the Governing Board shall have an alternate to represent them in their absence. Each Member State shall each hold one voting right, while the Commission shall hold two voting rights.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 279 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 3
3. Members of the Governing Board and their alternates shall be appointed in light of their knowledge in the field of technology as well as of relevant managerial, administrative and budgetary skills. The Commission and the Member States shall make efforts to limit the turnover of their representatives in the Governing Board, in order to ensure continuity of the Board’s work. The Commission and the Member States shall aim to achieve a balanced representation between men and women on the Governing Board.deleted
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 282 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 4
4. The term of office of members of the Governing Board and of their alternates shall be four years. That term shall be renewable.deleted
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 283 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 5
5. The Governing Board members shall act in the interest of the Competence Centre, safeguarding its goals and mission, identity, autonomy and coherence, in an independent and transparent way.deleted
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 284 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 6
6. The Commission may invite observers, including representatives of relevant Union bodies, offices and agencies, to take part in the meetings of the Governing Board as appropriate.deleted
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 289 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 7
7. The European Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)xecutive Director of ENISA and his staff shall be a permanent observers in the Governing Board.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 290 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 3 – point d
(d) adopt a procedure for appointing the Executive Director;deleted
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 293 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 3 – point f
(f) appoint, dismiss, extend the term of office of, provide guidance to and monitor the performance of the Executive Director, and appoint the Accounting Officer;
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 301 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. In deciding on the work plan and multi-annual strategic plan of the Competence Centre, the Governing Board shall take account of the advice provided by ENISA.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 302 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1
1. The Governing Board shall electhave a Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson from among the members with voting rights, for a period of two years. The mandate of, which shall be respectively the Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson may be extended once, following a decision by the Governing Board. If, however, their membership of the Governing Board ends at any time during their term of office, their term of office shall automatically expire on that date. The Deputy Chairpersonof the Management Board of ENISA. Their mandate shall bex officio replace the Chairperson if the latter is unable to attend to hi the same duration as for her duties. The Chairperson shall take part in the votingthe Management Board of ENISA.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 304 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2
2. The Governing Board shall hold its ordinary meetings at least three times a year. These meetings will be extraordinary to the meetings foreseen for the Management Board of ENISA as defined under regulation [Regulation of the EU Cybersecurity Act]. It may hold extraordinary meetings at the request of the Commission, at the request of one third of all its members, at the request of the chair, or at the request of the Executive Director in the fulfilment of his/her tasks.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 305 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 6
6. The Competence CentreENISA shall provide the secretariat for the Governing Board.
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 306 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 1
1. The Union shall hold 50 % of the voting rights. The voting rights of the Union shall be indivisible.deleted
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 310 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2
2. Every participating Member State shall hold one vote.deleted
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 313 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 3
3. The Governing Board shall take its decisions by a majority of at least 75% of all votes, including the votes of the members who are absent, representing at least 75% of the total financial contributions to the Competence Centre. The financial contribution will be calculated based on the estimated expenditures proposed by the Member States referred to in point c of Article 17(2) and based on the report on the value of the contributions of the participating Member States referred to in Article 22(5).
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 316 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16
Appointment, dismissal or extension of the term of office of the Executive 1. The Executive Director shall be a person with expertise and high reputation in the areas where the Competence Centre operates. 2. The Executive Director shall be engaged as a temporary agent of the Competence Centre under Article 2(a) of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants. 3. The Executive Director shall be appointed by the Governing Board from a list of candidates proposed by the Commission, following an open and transparent selection procedure. 4. For the purpose of concluding the contract of the Executive Director, the Competence Centre shall be represented by the Chairperson of the Governing Board. 5. The term of office of the Executive Director shall be four years. By the end of that period, the Commission shall carry out an assessment which takes into account the evaluation of the performance of the Executive Director and the Competence Centre’s future tasks and challenges. 6. The Governing Board may, acting on a proposal from the Commission which takes into account the assessment referred to in paragraph 5, extend once the term of office of the Executive Director for no more than four years. 7. An Executive Director whose term of office has been extended may not participate in another selection procedure for the same post. 8. The Executive Director shall be removed from office only by decision of the Governing Board, acting on a proposal from the Commission.rticle 16 deleted Director
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 356 #

2018/0328(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 1
1. The participating Member States shall make a total contribution to the operational and administrative costs of the Competence Centre of at least the same amounts as those in Article 21(1) of this Regulation.deleted
2019/01/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 19 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) In accordance with Protocol No 4 of the 2003 Act of Accession on the Ignalina nuclear power plant (13 ) Lithuania committed itself to the premature closure of Unit 1 and Unit 2 of the Ignalina nuclear power plant by 31 December 2004 and 31 December 2009 respectively, and to the subsequent decommissioning of those units. _________________ 13 OJ L 236, 23.9.2003, p. 944.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 20 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) In line with its obligations under the Act of Accession and with Union assistance, Lithuania shut down the two units within the respective deadlines and made significant progress towards their decommissioning. Further work is necessary in order to continue the decrease of the level of radiological hazard. Based on the available estimates and the foreseen final closure date in 2038 , additional financial resources are required for this purpose post 2020 and beyond .
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 22 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) Recognising that the premature shutdown and consequent decommissioning of the Ignalina nuclear power plant with two 1 500 MW RBMK type reactor units inherited from the Soviet Union was of an unprecedented nature and represented for Lithuania an exceptional financial burden not commensurate with the size and economic strength of the country, Protocol No 4 stated that the Union assistance under the Ignalina programme is to be seamlessly continued and extended beyond 2006, for the period of the next Financial Perspectives until the final closure date which is currently foreseen in 2038 .
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 24 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) The Programme should also ensure dissemination of knowledge gained from the Programme to all Member States, in coordination and synergy with the other relevant Union programme for decommissioning activities in Bulgaria, Slovakia and the Commission's Joint Research Centre; as such. In order for these measures to bring the greatest Union added value, the funding for dissemination of knowledge should not be part of the funding for decommissioning works, but should come from other financial sources of the Union.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 26 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12
(12) An effective monitoring and control of the evolution of the decommissioning process should be ensured by the Commission and Lithuania in order to assure the highest Union added value of the funding allocated under this Regulation, although the ultimate responsibility for the decommissioning rests with Lithuania. This includes effective measurement of progress and performance, and the enacting of corrective measures where necessary.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 29 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) The programme should be conducted with a joint financial effort of the Union and Lithuania. A maximum Union co-financing threshold should be established in line with the co-financing practice established under the predecessor programmes. Taking into account the practice of comparable Union programmes and the strengthened Lithuanian economyProtocol 4 of the 2003 Act of Accession stipulates that the Union contribution under the Ignalina Programme may, for certain measures, amount to up to 100% of the total expenditure. A Union co-financing threshold should be established in line with the co-financing practice established under the predecessor programmes. Taking into account the findings of the 2018 Commission report on the evaluation and implementation of the EU nuclear decommissioning assistance programmes in Bulgaria, Slovakia and Lithuania and the political commitment by Lithuania to contribute as a maximum 14% of the overall decommissioning cost, the Union co-financing rate, from the inception of the Ignalina decommissioning programme until the end of the implementation of the activities financed under this Regulation, the Union co- financing rate should be no highlower than 806 % of eligible costs. The remaining co- financing should be provided by Lithuania and sources other than the Union budget, notably from international financial institutions and other donors.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 31 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) The programme should be conducted with a joint financial effort of the Union and Lithuania. A maximum Union co-financing threshold should be established in line with the co-financing practice established under the predecessor programmes. Taking into account the practice of comparable Union programmes and the strengthened Lithuanian economy, from the inception of the Ignalina decommissioning programme until the end of the implementation of the activities financed under this Regulation, the Union co-financing rate should be no higher thanretained at current 806 % of eligible costs. The remaining co- financing should be provided by Lithuania and sources other than the Union budget, notably from international financial institutions and other donors.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 43 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. The financial envelope for the implementation of the Programme for the period 2021 - 2027 shall be EUR 552780 000 000 in current prices, dedicated exclusively for decommissioning activities as part of the implementation of the main objective of the Programme.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 45 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. The financial envelope for the implementation of the Programme for the period 2021 - 2027 shall be EUR 552780 000 000 in current prices.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 49 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1
The overall maximum Union co-financing rate applicable under the Programme shall be no highlower than 806%. The remaining financing shall be provided by Lithuania and additional sources other than the Union budgetLithuania shall contribute as a maximum 14% of the overall decommissioning costs.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 51 #

2018/0251(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1
The overall maximum Union co-financing rate applicable under the Programme shall be no higher thanremain at current 806%. The remaining financing shall be provided by Lithuania and additional sources other than the Union budget.
2018/10/15
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 98 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) Reflecting the importance of tackling climate change in line with Union’s commitments to implement the Paris Agreement, and the commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this Regulation should therefore mainstream climate action and lead to the achievement of an overall target of 2530% of the EU budget expenditures supporting climate objectives18 . Actions under this Programme are expected to contribute 60% of the overall financial envelope of the Programme to climate objectives, based inter alia on the following Rio markers: i) 100% for the expenditures relating to railway infrastructure, alternative fuels, clean urban transport, electricity transmission, electricity storage, energy efficiency, smart grids, CO2 transportation and renewable energy; ii) 40% for inland waterways and multimodal transport, and gas infrastructure - if enabling increased use ofa measurable transition away from fossil fuels through for example renewable hydrogen or bio-methane. Relevant actions will be identified during the Programme's preparation and implementation, and reassessed in the context of the relevant evaluations and review processes. In order to prevent that infrastructure is vulnerable to potential long term climate change impacts and to ensure that the cost of greenhouse gas emissions arising from the project is included in the project's economic evaluation, projects supported by the Programme should be subject to climate proofing in accordance with guidance that should be developed by the Commission coherently with the guidance developed for other programmes of the Union where relevant. __________________ 18 COM(2018) 321, page 13
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 108 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4 a (new)
(4a) Aside from setting the overall target of 30% of the EU budget expenditures supporting climate objectives, it is at least as important to make sure not a single action or project supported by the EU budget undermines or goes against our commitments to tackle climate change, the implementation of the Paris Agreement, the achievement of a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy by 2050 and the pathway to reach the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 231 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 a (new)
(18a) Directive [Energy Efficiency Directive] highlights energy efficiency as the first priority for decarbonising the EU energy system and calls for well-designed and effective Union financial instruments to support energy efficiency measures. Investments to enhance energy efficiency should therefore also be eligible for CEF funding, where they fulfil other criteria laid down in this regulation.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 232 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) While completion of network infrastructure remains the priority to achieve the development of renewable energy, integrating cross-border cooperation on renewable energy and developing a smart and efficient energy system including storage and demand response solutions that help balance the grid, reflects the approach adopted under the Clean Energy for all Europeans initiative with a collective responsibility to reach an ambitious target for renewable energy in 2030 and the changed policy context with ambitious long-term decarbonisation objectives.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 256 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24
(24) Schools, universities, libraries, local, regional or national administrations, main providers of public services, hospitals and medical centres, transport hubs and digitally intensive enterprises are entities and places that can influence important socio-economic developments in the area where they are located. Such socio- economic drivers need to be at the cutting edge of Gigabit connectivity in order to provide access to the best services and applications for European citizens, business and local communities. The Programme should support access to Gigabit connectivity and advanced 5G mobile connectivity for these socio- economic drivers with a view to maximising their positive spill-over effects on the wider economy and society, including by generating wider demand for connectivity and services.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 273 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 29
(29) Actions contributing to projects of common interest in the area of digital connectivity infrastructure shall deploy the technology best suited for the specific projectbest available and suitable technology, while proposing the best balance between state-of-the-art technologies in terms of data flow capacity, transmission security, network resilience and cost efficiency, and should be prioritised by way of work programmes taking into account criteria set out in this Regulation. Deployments of very high capacity networks can include passive infrastructure, in view of maximising socio-economic as well as environmental benefits. Finally, when prioritising actions, the potential positive spill-overs in terms of connectivity shall be taken into account, for example when a project deployed can improve the business case for future deployments leading to further coverage of territories and population in areas which have remained uncovered so far.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 301 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 32
(32) The prolicy objectives of this Programme aimed at reaching a zero-emission infrastructure will be also addressed through financial instruments and budgetary guarantee under the policy window(s) [...] of the InvestEU Fund. The Programme's actions should be used to address market failures or sub-optimal investment situations, in a proportionate manner, without duplicating or crowding out private financing and have a clear European added value.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 304 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 33
(33) In order to favour an integrated development of the innovation cycle, it is necessary to ensure complementarity between the innovative solutions developed in the context of the Union Research and Innovation framework programmes and the innovative solutions deployed with support from the Connecting Europe Facility. For this purpose, synergies with Horizon Europe, which are consistent with the commitments under the Paris Agreement, will ensure that: (a) research and innovation needs in the areas of transport, energy and in the digital sector within the EU are identified and established during Horizon Europe’s strategic planning process; (b) the Connecting Europe Facility supports large- scale roll-out and deployment of innovative technologies and solutions in the fields of transport, energy and digital infrastructure, and in synergies between those fields, in particular those resulting from Horizon Europe; (c) the exchange of information and data between Horizon Europe and the Connecting Europe Facility will be facilitated, for example by highlighting technologies from Horizon Europe with a high market readiness that could be further deployed through the Connecting Europe Facility.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 329 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 45 a (new)
(45a) The Regulation's investment priorities shall be reviewed following the update of the Union's own nationally determined contribution, expected around the UNFCCC stock take in 2023 to guarantee consistency with the Union's climate change commitments;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 375 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point i a (new)
(ia) “energy efficiency first” means the prioritisation, in all energy planning, policy and investment decisions, of measures to make energy demand and energy supply more efficient, by means of cost-optimal energy end-use savings, demand-side response initiatives and more efficient conversion, transmission and distribution of energy;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 407 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The Programme has the general objective to develop, decarbonise and modernise the trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and digital and to facilitate cross-border cooperation in the field of renewable energy, taking into account and energy efficiency, in full consistency of the long- term decarbonisation commitments and with emphasis on synergies among sectors.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 409 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The Programme has the general objective to develop and modernise the trans-European networks in the fields of transport, energy and digital and to facilitate cross-border cooperation in the field of renewable energy, taking into accountin order to help achieve the long-term decarbonisation commitments and contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth, with emphasis on synergies among sectors.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 541 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) up to EUR 8,650,000,000 for the specific objectives referred to in Article 3(2)(b), out of which up to 1at least 20% for the cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 545 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) up to EUR 8,650,000,000 for the specific objectives referred to in Article 3(2)(b), out of which up to 105% for the cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 639 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – point a
(a) actions contributing to access to very high capacity networks capable of providing Gigabit and 5G connectivity for socio- economic drivers shall be prioritised taking into account the function of the socio- economic drivers, the relevance of the digital services and applications enabled by providing the underlying connectivity, and the potential socio- economic benefits to citizens, business and local communities, including the potential positive spill-overs in terms of connectivity, in accordance with Part V of the Annex;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 642 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – point c
(c) with regard to actions contributing to the deployment of 5G systems, priority shall be given to implementation of 5G pilot projects and deployment of 5G corridors along major terrestrial transport paths, including the trans-European transport networks. The extent to which the action contributes to ensuring coverage along major transport paths enabling the uninterrupted provision of synergy digital services, while maximising potential positive spill-overs for territories and population in the vicinity of the project deployment area shall also be taken into account. An indicative list of projects that could benefit from support is included in Part V of the Annex;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 651 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – point g
(g) the extent to which the deployed technology is the best suitedavailable and suitable for the specific project, while proposing the best balance between state- of-the-art technologies in terms of data flow capacity, transmission security, network resilience and cost efficiency.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 784 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 3 – point -a (new)
(-a) Actions relating to the decarbonisation of the economy:
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 789 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 3 – point a a (new)
(aa) actions related to energy infrastructure projects contributing to improving energy efficiency where these projects have an influence on cross- border energy flows, inter alia through demand response and smart grids.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 791 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 3 – point a b (new)
(ab) actions supporting smart grid projects, where such projects integrate electricity generation, distribution or consumption using real time system management and influencing cross- border energy flows;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 799 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) actions supporting Gigabit and 5G connectivity of socio-economic drivers;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 800 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) actions implementing 5G pilot projects and uninterrupted coverage with 5G systems of all major terrestrial transport paths, including the trans-European transport networks;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 804 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1 – point e
(e) actions supporting access of European households to very high capacity networks and implementing the EU strategic connectivity targets;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 811 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. All projects shall be subject to a climate, environmental and social sustainability assessment in order to minimise harmful impacts and maximise benefits for society. The Commission shall come forward with an assessment tool, based on the 1.5 and 2 degrees climate scenarios and the energy efficiency first principle. The programme shall not support fossil fuel projects.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 882 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point i
(i) consistency withtribution to the achievement of Union and national energy and climate plans.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 887 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point i a (new)
(ia) the potential CO2 reduction achieved by the project
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 962 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 – point b
(b) The co-financing rates may be increased to a maximum of 75 % for actions contributing to the development of projects of common interest which have a significant impact on reducing CO2 emissions or, based on the evidence referred to in Article 14(2) of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013, provide a high degree of regional or Union-wide security of supply, strengthen the solidarity of the Union or comprise highly innovative solutions.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 966 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 4
4. For works in the digital sector, the following maximum co-financing rates shall apply: for works relating to the specific objectives referred to in Article 3 (2) (c), the amount of Union financial assistance shall not exceed 30% of the total eligible cost. The co-financing rates may be increased up to 50% for actions with a strong cross-border dimension, such as uninterrupted coverage with 5G systems along major transport paths or deployment of backbone networks between Member States and between the Union and third countries, and up to 75% for actions implementing the Gigabit and 5G connectivity of socio-economic drivers. Actions in the field of providing local wireless connectivity in local communities shall be funded by Union financial assistance covering up to 100 % of the eligible costs, without prejudice to the principle of co- financing.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 967 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 5
5. The maximum co-funding rate applicable to actions selected under cross- sectoral work programmes referred to in Article 10 shall be the highest maximum co-funding rate applicable to the sectors concerned but shall not exceed 85%.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 989 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Grants cannot be combined with Funds granted to Projects of Energy Community's Interest;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 1032 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 21 – paragraph 1
1. Evaluations shall be carried out in a timely manner but at least every two years to feed into the decision- making process.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 1035 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 21 – paragraph 2
2. The interim evaluation of the Programme shall be performed once there is sufficient information available about the implementation of the Programme, but no later than four years after the start of the programme implementation. It shall document the Programme's contribution to the decarbonisation of the EU. Based on the results of this interim evaluation, recommendations for a review of the Programme shall be proposed, bearing in mind a possible increase in the EU decarbonisation objectives in accordance with Art.14 of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 1179 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part IV – point 1 – paragraph 1
Cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy shall promote the cross- border cooperation between Member States in the field of planning, development and cost-effective exploitation of renewable energy sources with the aim of contributing to the Union´s long term decarbonisation targets.
2018/09/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 1182 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part IV – point 2 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) it shall provide cost savings in the deployment of renewables and/or benefits for system integration, security of supply or innovation in comparison to a similar project implemented by one of the participating Member States alone or to a planned alternative cross-border energy project;
2018/09/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 1187 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part IV – point 3 – paragraph 1 – point f a (new)
(fa) effects on local nature and environment
2018/09/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 1193 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part V – point 1 – heading
1. Gigabit and 5G connectivity to socio- economic drivers
2018/09/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 1195 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part V – point 1 – paragraph 2 – indent 2
– Gigabit Connectivity for education and research centres, in the context of the efforts to facilitate the use of inter alia high-speed computing, cloud applications and big data, close digital divides and to innovate in education systems, to improve learning outcomes, enhance equity and improve efficiency.49 _________________ 49 See also COM(2018) 22 final - Commission Communication on the Digital Education Action Plan
2018/09/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 1196 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part V – point 1 – paragraph 2 – indent 2 a (new)
– 5G or very-high capacity wireless broadband connectivity for education and research centres, hospitals and medical centres in the context of the efforts to bring uninterrupted 5G wireless broadband coverage to all urban centres by 2025.
2018/09/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 85 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7 a (new)
(7a) For the implementation of the Programme, it is a prerequisite to invest in infrastructure in order to ensure an appropriate level of connectivity through 5G and ultra-fast broadband networks. It´s also a prerequisite to invest in training, easy, and balanced access to improve inclusivity, better public service delivering and higher skilled jobs.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 86 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7 b (new)
(7b) Europe has to make decisive investments in its future, building strategic digital capacities in order to benefit from the digital revolution. A substantial budget (of at least 9.2 billion euro) must be ensured at EU level for this purpose, which must be complemented by sizable investment efforts at national and regional level, namely with a consistent and complementary relationship with structural and cohesion funds.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 87 #

2018/0227(COD)

(8) The Commission's Communication on 'A new, modern Multiannual Financial Framework for a European Union that delivers efficiently on its priorities post- 2020'57 outlines among the options for the future financial framework a programme for Europe's digital transformations to deliver 'strong progress towards smart growth in areas such as high quality data infrastructure, connectivity and, cybersecurity' and digitalization of public administrations. It would seek to secure European leadership in supercomputing, next generation internet, artificial intelligence, robotics and big data. It would reinforce the competitive position of industry and businesses in Europe across the digitised economy, ensure accessibility to the opportunities connected to the digitalization of public services throughout Europe and would have a significant impact on filling the skills gap across the Union. _________________ 57 COM(2018) 98 final
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 94 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9 a (new)
(9a) The Next Generation Internet initiative launched by the European Commission in 2017 should also provide ground for the implementation of the Programme as it aims towards a more open Internet with better services, more intelligence, greater involvement and participation, addressing technological opportunities arising from advances in various research fields, extending from new network architectures and software- defined infrastructures to new concepts for services and applications.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 96 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) The general objective of the Programme should be to support the digital transformation of industry and to foster better exploitation of the industrial potential of policies of innovation, research and technological development, for the benefit of businesses and citizens all over the Union in close connection with the Digital Single Market improvement. The programme should be structured into five Specific Objectives reflecting key policy areas, namely: high- performance computing, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, advanced digital skills, and deployment, best use of digital capacities and interoperability. For all these areas, the Programme should also aim at better aligning Union, Member States and regional policies and strategies, and pooling of private and industrial resources in order to increase investment and develop stronger synergies, namely to develop better infrastructures and improve training policies. The implementation of the program should focus on the dematerialisation of processes and administrative simplification, particularly in the application processes.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 114 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14 a (new)
(14 a) The example of the WIFI4EU initiative should be replicated in a way to improve a balanced access to new networks, services and applications to all European Citizens.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 117 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) The high performance computing and the related data processing capacities in the Union should allow to ensure wider use of high performance computing by industry and, more generally, in areas of public interest in order to seize unique opportunities that supercomputers bring to society as regards health, environment and security as well as competitiveness of industry, notably small and medium-sized enterprises, improved by added power of collaborative networks.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 135 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) The European Council in its conclusions of 19 October 2017 stressed that to successfully build a Digital Europe, the Union needs in particular labour markets, training and education systems fit for the digital age and that there is a need to invest in digital skills, to empower and enable all Europeans; with an integrated approach.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 136 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 26 a (new)
(26a) Considering the need for a holistic approach, the Program should also take into account the areas of inclusion, qualification, training and specialization which, in addition to the advanced digital competences, are decisive for the creation of added value in the knowledge society.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 162 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) '"Digital Innovation Hub' means legal entity designated or selected in an open and competitive procedure in order to fulfil the tasks" (DIH) serve the purposes of: (i) foster innovation at regional and/or national levels, narrowing the gap between R&D results and adoption and take-up of products and services through paths that go from proof-of-concept, to prototype and demonstrator (ii) assist entrepreneurs uander the Programme, in particular providing access to technolo industry, in particular the European Enterprise Network and SMEs, to attract digictal expertise and experimentation facilities, such as equipment and software tools to enable the digital transformation of the industry. ly skilled people contributing to a geographically balanced and cohesive development (iii) widespread digital innovative technologies and services to industry (manufacturing, agriculture, etc.) and the public sector (health, education, administration).
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 167 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e a (new)
(ea) "European Network of Digital Innovation Hubs" (EU-DIH) means a decentralised Network across the Union of legal entities designated or selected in an open and competitive procedure in order to fulfil the tasks under the Digital Europe Programme supporting pan- European collaboration, in particular providing access to technological expertise and experimentation facilities, such as infrastructure, equipment and software tools, brokerage, legal advice etc., to enable the digital transformation of the industry.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 170 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. The Programme has the following general objective: to support the digital transformation of the European economy and society and bring its benefits to European citizens and businesses. The Programme, in close coordination with Horizon Europe, the Internal Market program and in particular the actions supporting SMEs, investEU instrument, CEF and ESIF, will:
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 179 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(ba) support the digital transformation of the public sector and their access to new digital infrastructures;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 183 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) deploy, coordinate at the Union level and operate an integratedroperable world- class exascale77 supercomputing and data infrastructure in the Union that shall be accessible on a non-commercial basis to public and private users and for publicly funded research purposes in accordance with the Regulation establishing the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking; _________________ 77 Billions of billions of floating operations per second
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 190 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) build up and strengthen core artificial intelligence capacities in the Union intended for civil use, including data resources and libraries of algorithms in compliance with data protection legislation; and ensuring that humans remain at the centre of the development, deployment and decision-making of AI;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 204 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) support, together with Member States, the procurement of advanced cybersecurity equipment, tools and data infrastructures in full compliance with data protection legislation and ensuring EU strategic autonomy;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 212 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) ensure a wide deployment of the latest cybersecurity solutions across the economy with special attention to vulnerable economic operators;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 213 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) reinforce capabilities within Member States and private sector aiming at developing a cybersecurity culture within organisations and to help them meet Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union79 . _________________ 79 OJ L 194, 19.7.2016, p. 1–30 OJ L 194, 19.7.2016, p. 1–30
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 225 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
The financial intervention by the Union under Specific Objective 4. Advanced Digital skills shall support the development of advanced digital skills in areas supported by this programme, thus contributing to increase Europe's talent pool, fostering greater professionalism, especially with regard to high performance computing, big data analytics, cybersecurity, distributed ledger technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence. The financial intervention shall pursue the following operational objectives: to stimulate employability, vocational training and specialisation in digital technologies and applications,
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 255 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point a a (new)
(aa) Ensure a broad citizens access to High Quality Internet, namely with the replication of the WIFI4EU initiative (WIFI4EU2) and deployment of Very High Capacity Network in areas where there is lack of connectivity, in particular rural and remote areas.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 261 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) offer to public administrations access to testing and, piloting and scaling-up of digital technologies, including their cross-border use;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 268 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point g
(g) ensure a continuous capacity at the Union level to observe, analyse and adapt to fast-evolving digital trends, as well as sharing and mainstreaming best practices according to our digital identity, as a result of the application of the acquis of values and principles shared by the countries of the European Union to the transformation processes that lead to the development of the digital society;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 275 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point h a (new)
(ha) help to ensure very high capacity networks are available to outermost regions, remote and less populated areas contributing to reduce the digital divide;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 276 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point i
(i) build up and strengthen the network of Digital Innovation Hubs, with a balanced distribution ensuring a full coverage of Europe, improving convergence, contribute to fill the gap and reduce the digital divide, in particular between Cohesion countries and other member states.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 277 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 5
5. Resources allocated to Member States under shared management may, at their request, be transferred to the Programme. The Commission shall implement those resources directly in accordance with point (a) of Article 62(1) of the Financial Regulation or indirectly in accordance with point (c) of that Article. Where possible those resources shall be used to the maximum extent possible for the benefit of the Member State concerned.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 295 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 1
The Programme may be implemented through European Partnerships agreed within the Strategic programming Process between the Commission and the Member States . This may include in particular contributions to existing or new public- private partnerships in the form of joint undertakings established under Article 187 TFEU. For these contributions, provisions relating to European Partnerships under [Horizon Europe Regulation, ref to be added] apply.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 299 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 1
1. During the first year of the implementation of the Programme, an initial network of Digital Innovation Hubs shall be established across the EU.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 308 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) appropriate management capacity, staff and infrastructure, and skills to carry out RD&;I;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 309 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) appropriate financial guarantees, issued preferably by a public authority, corresponding to the level of Union funds it will be called upon to manage.capacity;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 311 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 2 – point d a (new)
(da) links with existing ICT Hubs created under Horizon 2020, the EUinvest Hub and the European Entreprise network;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 312 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 2 – point d b (new)
(db) guarantees, issued preferably by a public authority, corresponding to the level of Union funds it will be called upon to manage;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 313 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 2 – point d c (new)
(dc) alignment with cohesion funds priorities;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 317 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 3 – point b
(b) the need to ensure by the initial network a coverage of the needs of industry and areas of public interest and a comprehensive and balanced geographical coverage, improving convergence and contribute to fill the gap between the cohesion countries and the other member states.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 319 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 4
4. Additional Digital Innovation Hubs shall be selected on the basis of an open and competitive process, in such a way to ensure the widest geographical coverage across Europe. The number of entities of the network shall be proportional to the population of a given Member States and ithere shall be a priority to have at least one Digital Innovation Hub per Member State. To address the specific constraints faced by the EU outermost regions, additional Innovation Hubs shall be selected in those regions or specific entities may be nominated to cover their needs independently of their population.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 326 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 5
5. The Digital Innovation Hubs mayshall receive funding in the form of grants.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 335 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 3
3. Legal entities established in a third country which is not associated to the Programme are exceptionally eligible to participate in specific actions where this is necessary for the achievement of the objectives of the Programme and when it does do not imply additional security risks for the EU or put in question the EU's strategic autonomy.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 338 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 1
Grants under the Programme shall be awarded and managed in accordance with Title VIII of the Financial Regulation. and may cover up to 100% of the eligible costs on duly justified reasons, without prejudice of the co-financing principle;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 343 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 1 – point g a (new)
(ga) where applicable, a reduction of digital divide between regions, citizens or business;
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 347 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 21 – paragraph 1
Blending operations decided under this Programme shall be implemented in accordance with the [InvestEU regulation] and Title X of the Financial Regulation. The amount of expenditure from this programme to be blended with a financial instrument shall be non-refundable.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 362 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 1 – point 1.2 a (new)
1.2a Number of entreprises from non- participating countries that are part of the Supply chain of the HPC infrastructure.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 363 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 2 – point 2.2 a (new)
2.2a Number of concrete AI applications supported by the programme that are being currently commercialised.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 364 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 4 – point 4.2 a (new)
4.2a Rate of satisfaction of the programme among users.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 365 #

2018/0227(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part 4 – point 4.2 b (new)
4.2b Number of students, recent graduates and unemployed that have improved their status after training provided in the framework of the programme.
2018/09/13
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 47 #

2018/0225(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. In accordance with Article 9(1)of Regulation … FP/RfP Regulation, the financial envelope for the implementation of the Specific Programme for the period 2021 to 2027 shall be EUR 94 1120 000 000 000 in current prices.
2018/09/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 24 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14 a (new)
(14 a) It is appropriate to further reduce the administrative burden for applicants in order to lower the barrier for participation especially for SME's, smaller research organisations and civil society organisations.
2018/09/12
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 59 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1
1. The financial envelope for the implementation of the Framework Programme for the period 2021 – 2027 shall be EUR 94 1120 000 000 000 in current prices for the specific programme referred to in Article 1(3)(a) and, in addition, the amount for the specific programme referred to in Article 1(3)(b), as laid down in Regulation…. establishing the European Defence Fund.
2018/09/12
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 67 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point b – introductory part
(b) EUR 52 778 600 000 000 for Pillar II 'Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness' for the period 2021-2027, of which
2018/09/12
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 70 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point b – point 2
(2) EUR 24 800 000 000 for cluster 'Inclusive and Secure Society';
2018/09/12
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 72 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point b – point 3
(3) EUR 125 000 000 000 for cluster 'Digital and Industry';
2018/09/12
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 73 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point b – point 4
(4) EUR 1528 000 000 000 for cluster 'Climate, Energy and Mobility';
2018/09/12
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 78 #

2018/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – point b – point 6
(6) EUR 2 23 100 000 000 for the non- nuclear direct actions of the Joint Research Centre (JRC);
2018/09/12
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 74 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) Horizontal principles as set out in Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union (‘TEU’) and in Article 10 of the TFEU, including principles of subsidiarity and proportionality as set out in Article 5 of the TEU, should be respected in the implementation of the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, taking into account the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Member States should also respect the obligations of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and ensure accessibility in line with its article 9 and in accordance with the Union law harmonising accessibility requirements for products and services. Member States and the Commission should aim at eliminating inequalities and at promoting equality between men and women and integrating the gender perspectivemainstreaming and gender equality, as well as at combating discrimination based on sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation. The Funds should not support actions that contribute to any form of segregation. The objectives of the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund should be pursued in the framework of sustainable development and the Union’s promotion of the aim of preserving, protecting and improving the quality of the environment as set out in Articles 11 and 191(1) of the TFEU, taking into account the polluter pays principle. In order to protect the integrity of the internal market, operations benefitting undertakings shall comply with State aid rules as set out in Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 95 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) The ERDF should help to redress the main regional imbalances in the Union and to reduce disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and the backwardness of the least favoured and less developed regions including those facing challenges due to the decarbonisation commitments. ERDF support under the Investment for jobs and growth goal should therefore be concentrated on key Union priorities in line with policy objectives laid down in Regulation (EU) 2018/xxx [new CPR]. Therefore support from the ERDF should be concentrated on the policy objectives of ‘a smarter Europe by promoting innovative and smart economic transformation’ and ‘a greener, low-carbon Europe by promoting clean and fair energy transition, green and blue investment, the circular economy, climate adaptation and risk prevention and management across all Member States with a focus towards less developed regions. That thematic concentration should be attained at national level while allowing for flexibility at the level of individual programmes and between the three groups of Member States formed according to respective gross national incomedomestic product. In addition, the methodology to classify Member States should be set out in detail taking into account the specific situation of the outermost regions.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 124 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a – point iv
(iv) developing skills for smart specialisation, industrial transition, just transition to a low carbon economy and entrepreneurship;
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 147 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c – point i
(i) enhancing digital connectivity; in particular facilitating 5G networks and access to Very High Capacity Networks in underserved areas (remote areas, outermost regions)
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 149 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c – point i a (new)
(ia) reduce the digital divide (between regions and Member States)
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 168 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 3 – subpoint 1 a (new)
(1) Resources allocated to Member States under ERDF and the Cohesion Fund, may, at the request of a Member State, be transferred to specific projects under the Horizon Europe Programme, under the condition that they contribute to the objectives of the ERDF and CF, respectively. The Commission shall implement those resources directly in accordance with point (a) of Article 62(1) of the Financial Regulation or indirectly in accordance with point (c) of that Article. Those resources shall be used for the benefit of the Member State concerned.
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 172 #

2018/0197(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – introductory part
Member States shall be classified, in terms of their gross national income ratio,Depending on the ratio of gross domestic product (GDP), the regions are classified as follows:
2018/10/12
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 64 #

2018/0166R(APP)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 a (new)
(The Ignalina decommissioning programme is approaching a highly challenging stage – dismantling of the graphite reactor core Unit 1 and Unit 2. Failure to guarantee sufficient funding would result in the 4-year suspension of the Unit 2 dismantling, would eventually increase significantly the overall cost of the entire project and jeopardise the nuclear safety of Europe. Skilled workforce would be lost and the – already relatively poor and multi-ethnic –8a. Calls for the EU’s contribution to the Ignalina Programme in the new MFF to be increased from EUR 552 million to EUR 780 million in order to ensure orderly and uninterrupted process of dismantling and decontamination of reactors and to prevent radiological risks. Or. en region of Lithuania.)
2018/09/17
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 83 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 2008/96/EC
Article 1 – paragraph 2
2. This Directive shall apply to cover all roads which are part of the trans- European network, toall motorways, and toll primary roads, whether they are at the design stage, under construction or in opera and all main rural and main urban roads not covered by the primary road network definition.
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 91 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 2008/96/EC
Article 1 – paragraph 3
3. This Directive shall also apply to roads and to road infrastructure projects not covered by paragraph 2 which are situated outside and inside urban areas and are completed using Union funding in whole or in part.
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 117 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 2008/96/EC
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall ensure that a network -wide road assessment is carried out on the entire road network in operation covered by this Directive. Network -wide road assessments shall comprise a visual inspection, an analysis of traffic volumes and historic accident data, ranking of high accident concentration sections, and an assessment of crash and impact severity risk. Member States shall ensure that the first assessment is carried out by 2025 at the latest. Subsequent network- - wide road assessments shall be sufficiently frequent in order to ensure adequate safety levels, but in any case shall be carried out at least every five years.
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 122 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 2008/96/EC
Article 5 – paragraph 5
5. Member States shall ensure that appropriate signs are in place to warn road users of road infrastructure segments that are undergoing repairs and which may thus jeopardise the safety of road users. These signs shall also include signs which are visible during both day and night time and set up at a safe distance androad users are informed of the existence of a high accident concentration section by appropriate measures. If a Member State decides to use sign posting, this shall comply with the provisions of the Vienna Convention onf Road Signs and Signals of 1968.
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 124 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 2008/96/EC
Article 5 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. The Commission shall draw up technical guidelines concerning the harmonised higher standard management of high risk sites. Systematic road safety assessment and inspection of high risk sections shall be undertaken to support corrective interventions.
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 138 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5
Directive 2008/96/EC
Article 6 b – point (b) new
(a) Member States shall ensure that the needs of vulnerable road users are taken into account in the implementation of the procedures set out in Articles 3 to 6.”; (b) The Commission shall develop minimum quality and standards requirements at a high level for pedestrian and cycling infrastructure;
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 181 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 2008/96/EC
Annex II a – section 6 – point b
(b) roadside hazards and distance from carriageway or cycle path edge;
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 189 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2008/96/EC
Annex III – section 9 – point a
(a) pedestrian and cycling crossings (surface crossings and grade separation);
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 198 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2008/96/EC
Annex III – section 9 – point f
(f) pedestrian and cycling crossing facilityies on entry arm of minor road joining network.
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 200 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2008/96/EC
Annex III – section 9 – point fa (new)
(fa) existence of alternative routes for pedestrians and cyclists in case of no separated facilities.
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 25 #

2018/0003(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11 a (new)
(11a) The mission of the Joint Undertaking is to establish and maintain in Europe an integrated world-class High Performance Computing and Big Data ecosystem based on European leadership in HPC, Cloud and Big Data technologies
2018/05/03
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 39 #

2018/0003(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 a (new)
(18a) The Joint Undertaking should provide European scientists, industry and the public sector with access to world- class supercomputers and associated services, giving them the tools to stay at the forefront of science and industrial competition.
2018/05/03
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 40 #

2018/0003(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 b (new)
(18b) In order to build the necessary capacity in the Member States, one High Performance Computing Competence Centre associated with the national supercomputing centre should be established per Member State; the Centres should facilitate and promote access to the HPC ecosystem, from access to the supercomputers, to access to applications and services; they should also provide to HPC users learning and training courses for building HPC skills and should promote awareness raising and training and outreach activities of the benefits of HPC for SMEs in particular and embark on networking activities with stakeholders and other Competence Centres to foster wider innovations enabling further HPC uptake.
2018/05/03
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 45 #

2018/0003(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) The use of the pre-exascale and petascale supercomputers should be primarily for public civilian research and innovation purposes, for any user from academia, industry or the public sector. The Joint Undertaking should be allowed to carry out some limited economic activities for private purposes. Access should be granted to users established in the Union or an Associated Country to Horizon 2020. The access rights should be equitable to any user and allocated in a transparent manner. The Governing Board should define the access rights to the Union’s share of access time for each supercomputer.
2018/05/03
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 51 #

2018/0003(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28 a (new)
(28a) The Data protection and Privacy Regulation of the European Union should apply for any supercomputer owned fully or in part by the JU, or for any supercomputer making available access time to the JU.
2018/05/03
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 52 #

2018/0003(NLE)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28 b (new)
(28b) The provisions of Horizon 2020 on intellectual property rights, transfer of ownership of IPR, licensing and exploitation should apply, as a minimum, in order to protect the European Union`s economic interests.
2018/05/03
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 3 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A
A. whereas the transport sector holds enormous potential and should play a vital role in the transition to a low-carbon society; whereas, in order to do so, advanced storage solutions and infrastructure, as well as digital innovation are needed to support transport and smart mobility servicesthe measures listed below are needed: - development of hydrogen storage solution, as well as advanced long-term storage solutions for electric vehicles with a main focus on reliability and durability of batteries, super-capacitors reducing batteries weight and volume; - development of hydrogen charging infrastructure, as well as infrastructure and plug-in solutions, including charging infrastructure for electric vehicles; - deployment of digital innovation solutions to support transport and smart mobility services, especially electric mobility and hydrogen mobility;
2017/10/06
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 15 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Commission’s communication1 and the actions proposed therein, including the Commission and the European Investment Bank’s intention to set up a Cleaner Transport Facility to support the deployment of alternative energy transport solutions, as well as the role of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) in mobilising private investments in this field; _________________ 1 and further initiatives such as the Europe-wide electromobility initiative and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking; _________________ 1 COM(2016)0763. COM(2016)0763.
2017/10/06
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 24 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas the EU’s energy policy and financing instruments should be designed to take full advantage of accelerating technical developments and should primarily focus on a gradual transition to a clean high- efficiency, low-emission systems and avoid setting technology- specific benchmarks that distort market mechanisms;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 29 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Encourages the Commission to recognise the benefits of hydrogen mobility, as well as the sectorial coupling between the transport and the electricity sector and to create incentives for new business models in this direction, such as smart charging and vehicle to grid triggers, which would allow the owners of electric vehicles to sell flexibility to the power system;
2017/10/06
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 35 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Notes the major efforts being made under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and development programme to support the decarbonisation of transport; calls on the Commission, in future, to focus the available funding more clearly on interconnected strategic priorities, such as electromobility, electric vehicles and hydrogen vehicles charging infrastructure and integrated urban transport, with particular attention to noise reductionall pollutants;
2017/10/06
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 37 #

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Recognises that the successful deployment of energy innovation is a multidimensional challenge that encompasses supply chain, value chain, human capital, regulation, innovation and industrial policy issues; stresses that this challenge requires the engagement of citizens – consumers and prosumers – as well as a wide ecosystem of stakeholders, including academia, research and technology organisations (RTOs), start- ups, energy and construction companies, mobility providers, service suppliers, equipment manufacturers, IT and telecoms companies, financial institutions, public authorities at all levelEU and national authorities, including regional and local authorities, NGOs, educators and opinion leaders;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 42 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Encourages the Commission to support existing funding for electric vehicles infrastructure deployment and to allocate such funds to both, TEN-T core networks and urban and near-urban areas;
2017/10/06
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 45 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Encourages the setting-up of a Strategic Transport Research and Innovation Agenda, with seven expert roadmaps and a corresponding governance mechanism, to support and speed up much- needed research, innovation and deployment in the transport sector for all promising technologies and further initiatives such as the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking;
2017/10/06
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 49 #

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Recalls that energy efficiency should be a cross-cutting horizontal priority in the Research and innovation policy of the EU applying to all sectors and not limited to energy -related projects, promoting systematically and incentivising the production of more efficient less energy-consuming processes, services and goods;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 56 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Encourages Member States and local authorities to take further initiatives such as fiscal incentives on market penetration of electric and hydrogen vehicles, on tax reductions and exemptions for the owners of electric and hydrogen vehicles, as well as diverse initiatives in relation with the promotion of electric vehicles use such as price reductions, bonus payments and premiums for the buyers of electric vehicles, and creation of free parking spaces for electric vehicles;
2017/10/06
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 59 #

2017/2084(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Underlines the benefits of stricter post 2020-2021 CO2 standards in line with EU decarbonisation objectives as a driver for innovation and efficiency, and in this respect encourages the Commission to adopt concrete targets for Zero Emission Vehicles.
2017/10/06
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 63 #

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 – point b a (new)
(ba) incentivise public authorities at all levels to develop capital raising plans and incentivise clean energy innovation in order to foster investor trust and trigger the mobilisation of private capital;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 99 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 – point d
(d) examine ways of drawing up innovation-friendly, streamlined and flexible rules for participation in FP9 and ESIF regulations, with the aim of better aligning them and avoid wasting resources of applicants and promote innovation excellence across all Europe;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 101 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 – point d a (new)
(da) establish a mechanism with the aim to support a transnational energy start-up ecosystem, including an European incubator system in order to ensure that market introduction of energy innovation and business models overcome the “valley of death” in the innovation cycle;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 102 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 – point d b (new)
(db) increase synergies with Horizon 2020 and other funding initiatives to strengthen the research and innovation capacity building for low performing regions in the EU;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 104 #

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 – point f a (new)
(fa) identify ways of introducing into EU public procurement legislation incentives to promote innovative energy solutions in the public sector;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 115 #

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

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

2017/2084(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 b (new)
20b. Encourages the Commission to recognise the benefits of hydrogen mobility, as well as the sectorial coupling between the transport and the electricity sector and to create incentives for new business models in this direction, such as smart charging and vehicle to grid triggers, which would allow the owners of electric vehicles to sell flexibility to the power system; calls on the Commission to ensure financing of innovation aiming at development of hydrogen storage solution, advanced long-term storage solutions for electric vehicles, development of hydrogen charging infrastructure, as well as infrastructure and plug-in solutions, including charging infrastructure for electric vehicles; Encourages Member States and local authorities to take further initiatives such as fiscal incentives on market penetration of electric and hydrogen vehicles, on tax reductions and exemptions for the owners of electric and hydrogen vehicles, as well as divers initiatives in relation to the promotion of electric vehicles use such as price reductions, bonus payments and premiums for the buyers of electric vehicles, and creation of free parking spaces for electric vehicles;
2017/10/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital 1 a (new)
– having regard to the E-commerce Directive 2000/31/EC
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 2 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital 1 b (new)
– having regard to the Communication of the Commission on tackling illegal content online (COM(2017)555)
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 7 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Notes that technology and the internet facilitate an inclusive economy, allowing even the smallest businesses in the most remote regions to trade globally directly and in this respect calls on the European Commission to pursue 21st century trade agreements that recognize the fundamental advancement of technology and the internet.
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 11 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Takes note of the ongoing negotiations of the legislative files on the Digital Market and calls on the European Commission to ensure the coherence between the new EU Digital Single Market and its external policies so as to achieve an integrated approach in trade negotiations. Highlights that Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) should not be the exclusive cooperation mechanism to facilitate digital trade.
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 17 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Stresses the need of simplification and alignment of rules through a technologically progressive and transparent model of e-governance of administrative procedures. Calls on the Member States to advance rapidly their e- governance polices, legislation and practice.
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 21 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Digital connectivity enhances the volume of trade, but a prerequisite for the online merchants is an efficient delivery system, underlines in this respect that the EU supports harmonised labels, that can lead to better and more efficient cross- border tracking services. Welcomes the open IT standards developed within CEN and suggests that the European Commission promotes such effective tools with international trade partners to reduce the costs of cross-border delivery and benefit ultimately end-users and consumers.
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 26 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Underlines, that while EU trade agreements have to increasingly tackle "behind the border barriers" beyond tariffs they must preserve the primary function of regulations to pursue the public interest and be limited to facilitating trade and investment through the identification of unnecessary technical barriers to trade, duplicated or redundant administrative burdens, which disproportionately affect SMEs, while not compromising the technical procedures and standards on health, safety, consumer, labour, social and environmental protection and cultural diversity; recalls that corresponding mechanisms must be based on enhanced information exchange and improved adoption of international technical standards, and lead to increased convergence, whilst under no circumstances undermining or delaying the democratically legitimised decision- making procedures of any trading partner
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 30 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Underlines the need to tackle all forms of digital protectionism, including unjustified data localisation requirements, as such protectionism is contrary to the EU’s data protection rules; draws the attention to the fact that it is essential to ensure that the principle of net neutrality is respected, as an open and neutral internet is key to preventing concentration of market power in the digital economy, ensuring ease of entry to small and medium-sized internet-based business owners;
2017/10/02
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 37 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Recognises that the principles of the E-commerce Directive (2000/31/EC) have been crucial in developing the digital economy and in guaranteeing freedom of speech and freedom of conduct of businesses; stresses that online intermediaries should not be imposed with a general obligation to monitor the information which they transmit or store, nor a general obligation actively to seek facts or circumstances indicating illegal activity; however, they should cooperate to swiftly detect, remove and prevent the reappearance of illegal content and guarantee the fair remuneration of authors and rights holders, for instance by providing an appeal mechanism to allow users and copyright holders to signal unlawful third-party content or by improving the use of filters They should also avoid that legal content is taken down mistakenly, by introducing counter-notice mechanisms.
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 42 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Stresses that trade agreements should encourage the use of advanced technologies, the interoperability of systems and predictable contractual relations; calls to increase cooperation between regulators
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 43 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Stresses the need of digitalisation of customs information and management via on-line registration and operation of information, in respect of international standards, e-certification and on-line payment of customs duties, to scale down on trade costs, facilitate clearance at the border and cooperation in fraud detection. Calls the European Commission to encourage and request from our trade partners the digitalisation of customs procedures together with compatibility of customs systems in parallel with the reduction of tariffs.
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 44 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Stresses the importance of the compatibility and interoperability of payment systems and clear rules on taxation and duties; considers that the number of small consignments exempted from VAT has increased dramatically and EU business face competitive disadvantages from importers, including VAT fraud and its impact on loss of revenues for the EU. Calls on the Commission to review the exemption and apply effective VAT procedures
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 45 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Underlines the fact that even though the Single Digital Market strategy addresses many of the problems facing digital trade, European companies still face significant global obstacles such as non-transparent regulations, government intervention or unjustified data location and data storage; some of the key actions of the Digital Single Market Strategy, such as the European cloud initiative and the copyright reform, have an international dimension that could be addressed in a European Digital Trade Strategy;
2017/10/02
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 51 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Highlights that the digital economy should be regarded as part of a EU taxation agenda and calls on the European Commission to ensure that multinationals in the digital sphere are subject to a fair, efficient and growth- friendly corporate tax system and are taxable in the countries where economic activity takes place and income is generated
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 58 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Considers that data flows are indispensable to trade in services and the digital economy but should never compromise the EU’s acquis on data protection and the right to privacy. Recalls that data and the right to privacy are not a trade barrier but a fundamental right
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 59 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Reiterates that forced data localisation can be a protectionist tool and as such can translate into a trade barrier, which favours large incumbents, puts SMEs in disadvantaged position and distorts competition and is to the detriment of consumers, calls for the inclusion of a provision for free flow of non-personal data in trade agreements and encourages practises such as cloud storage, facilitating an easier accessibility to the involved parties without major barriers
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 60 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 b (new)
9b. Stresses that globally telecommunications companies are not only providers of their own products and services but also enablers for other sectors, by providing the essential connectivity infrastructure for functioning and growing in the digital economy especially with a view innovative to business models and in this respect urges the EC to continue incorporating provisions in trade agreements with similar levels of access as is available in the EU. Considers that trade partners with pro-competitive telecoms networks will increase trading opportunities to the EU and will also contribute to the digital divide of less development countries with low levels of access to the internet
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 61 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 c (new)
9c. Further calls on the Commission to promote rule-based competition in the telecommunication sector, guaranteeing the independence of regulators and ensuring a fair and non-discriminatory access to telecom networks by European undertakings that will increase choice for consumers. Strongly supports the principle of non-discriminatory access to internet and encourages the European Commission to actively promote this principle at a multilateral level and on FTAs.
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 62 #

2017/2065(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 d (new)
9d. Highlights that globally digital trade in goods is confronted with the problem of counterfeiting and urges the EC to promote initiatives such as an open system IT-trust mark to boost the trust of consumers in the e-merchants and ensure a level playing field. Encourages the use of instruments such as the Memorandum of Understanding on the online sale of counterfeit goods.
2017/10/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 28 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 c (new)
1c. In addition, highlights the importance for ensuring better access to markets and funding for SMEs; emphasises the importance of continued funding for SME-related programmes, such as the SME instrument and COSME, without impediments on other programs, to further enhance the competitiveness and sustainability of SMEs in the European Union;
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 42 #

2017/2052(INI)

3. Considers that the next multiannual financial framework (MFF) should allow for adequate EU funding, including structural and investment funds, for projects which contribute, in particular, to the completion of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) core network and its corridors; reiterates that financial instruments cannot replace grants for TEN- T projects, as only grants can maximisze output on the ground; Encourages the Commission to support existing funding for electric vehicles infrastructure deployment and to allocate such funds to both, TEN-T core networks and urban and near-urban areas; considers, furthermore, that better coordination of EU instruments related to transport, including blending of grants and innovative financial instruments, can facilitate project implementation and catalysze private financing;
2017/10/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 52 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Considers that the next MFF period should make provision for adequatesufficient EU funding, including structural and investment funds, in order to deepen the integrat order to deepen the integration of the EU energy market and to ensure the decarbonisation of the European economy in order to accomplish the goals of the Energy Union ofand the EU energy market, especiallyuropean climate goals; states that funds should be secured for key energy infrastructure projects such as projects of common interest (PCIs) with a special emphasis on the renewable energy; reiterates its position that energy efficiency, emissions saving, renewables and smart and modern infrastructure should be the backbone of the energy union and thus should be prioritised in the next MFF;
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 56 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Welcomes the Commission's and the European Investment Bank’s intention to set up a Cleaner Transport Facility to support the deployment of alternative energy transport solutions, as well as the role of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) in mobilising private investments in this field and further initiatives such as the Europe-wide electromobility initiative and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
2017/10/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 57 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Notes the major efforts being made under the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and development programme to support the decarbonisation of transport; calls on the Commission, in future, to focus the available funding more clearly on interconnected strategic priorities, such as electromobility, electric vehicles and hydrogen vehicles charging infrastructure and integrated urban transport with particular attention to all pollutants
2017/10/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 74 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Encourages the Commission to recognise the benefits of hydrogen mobility, as well as the sectorial coupling between the transport and the electricity sector and to create incentives for new business models in this direction, such as smart charging and vehicle to grid triggers, which would allow the owners of electric vehicles to sell flexibility to the power system; calls on the Commission to ensure financing of innovation aiming at development of hydrogen storage solution, advanced long-term storage solutions for electric vehicles, development of hydrogen charging infrastructure, as well as infrastructure and plug-in solutions, including charging infrastructure for electric vehicles;
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 77 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Considers that an upgraded and more effective Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which covers all modes of transport, including road infrastructure, and focuses on interconnections, is necessary; stresses that an inter-institutional agreement on CEF should be approved as soon as possible in order to communicate positive market signals to infrastructural investments that will reach the highest financial needs in the period 2020-2027.
2017/10/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 88 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to develop national capacity building initiatives for innovation in energy sector business models and financial support schemes;
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 107 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Reiterates Parliament’s call for an increased overall budget of EUR 120 billion for FP9 and urges the Commission to increase by at least 50 % the proportion of clean energy-related financing under FP9 from the corresponding H2020 level, so as to ensure sufficient funding to support effective implementation of the Energy Union; calls in particular to reinforce the financial resources under FP9 to stimulate breakthrough, market creating-innovation initiatives, notably for SMEs;
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 109 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Reiterates the need to improve the quality of investments financed by EFSI and to particularly focus on incentives for better geographical allocation taking into account the current imbalance in the geographical coverage of EFSI and the specific needs of less developed and transitional regions; recognises the need of a cooperation with national promotional investment banks, investment platforms and eligible financial intermediaries through a possible delegation of the use of the EU guarantee to them; calls to substantially reinforce the role and the capacity of the European Investment Advisory Hub, notably through a local presence and a proactive role in the preparation of projects;
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 122 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Believes that synergies with Horizon 2020 and other funding initiatives should be increased to strengthen the research and innovation capacity building for low performing regions in the EU;
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 123 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 b (new)
8b. Believes that the transport sector holds enormous potential and should play a vital role in the transition and encourages the Commission to support existing funding for electric vehicles infrastructure deployment; calls on the Commission to continue support and develop further initiatives such as the Europe-wide electro mobility initiative and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking;
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 126 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Calls for an upgraded EFSI that would make it possible to bridge the gap between research and the market and would focus on boosting market innovation, while ensuring additionality; reminds that this should not entangle negative financial impacts on other programs, but that fresh money should be used to finance the upgrade; furthermore stresses that in order to ensure that the EFSI fulfils its purpose, substantial funds should be allocated for energy efficiency projects; recalls that these investments hold huge potential for the creation of jobs and growth;
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 136 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Calls on the Commission to carry out an evaluation of the performance of its energy-related financial instruments and funds and to improve the instruments if specific gridlocks, incoherencies or ameliorations are identified;
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 172 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Calls for sufficient funding for the agencies under ITRE-remit to ensure their capacity to fulfil their tasks adequately;
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 178 #

2017/2052(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 12 b (new)
12b. Notes that the next MFF will need to consider the UK’s departure from the EU and its implications for the EU budget; expresses the wish that EU programs under ITRE-remit can continue unimpeded.
2017/11/16
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 8 #

2017/0294(COD)

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

2017/0294(COD)

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

2017/0294(COD)

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

2017/0294(COD)

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

2017/0294(COD)

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

2017/0294(COD)

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

2017/0294(COD)

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

2017/0294(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2
1. force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by [PO: one year after the date of entry into force] at the latest. They shall forthwith communicate to the Commission the text of those provisions. When Member States adopt those provisions, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. Member States shall determine how such reference is to be made. 2. to the Commission the text of the main provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.Article 2 deleted Member States shall bring into Member States shall communicate
2018/01/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 68 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15 a (new)
(15a) Lower emissions are only achievable if a sufficient recharging and refuelling infrastructure for zero or near zero-emissions vehicles is in place. The EU should make efforts to combine different policy objectives and foster a coherent implementation of different policies concerning low-emission mobility. For example, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive provides for charging infrastructure to be built in buildings that are new or undergoing major renovation. Innovative funding schemes combining contributions from car manufacturers, public authorities, energy and fuel providers and private households should be explored.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 120 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 42
(42) In 2024 it is foreseen to review the progress achieved under the [Effort Sharing Regulation and Emissions Trading System Directive]. It is therefore appropriate to assess the effectiveness of this Regulation in that same year to allow a coordinated and coherent assessment of the measures implemented under all these instruments. Upstream and embedded emissions, report either by individual vehicle or by vehicle type, should be taken into account in order to make real word Well-to-Wheel and Life-Cycle emissions of vehicles transparent ad part of the review.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 264 #

2017/0293(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. The value referred to in paragraph 1 shall be complemented by data on upstream and embedded emissions, reported either by individual vehicle or by vehicle type, in order to present real world Well-to-Wheel and Life-Cycle emissions of vehicles.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 49 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 7 a (new)
(7a) The procurement of clean vehicles can leverage the development of the infrastructure necessary for the smart charging of electric vehicles. To further facilitate the market pull for clean vehicles, the present Directive should be amended in conjunction with the Directive for the Energy Performance of Buildings, which requires the pre- equipment of parking spaces and the installation of charging points.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 55 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 9
(9) Extending the scope of the Directive by including practices such as lease, rental and hire-purchase of vehicles, as well as contracts for public road transport services, special purpose road transport passenger services, non- scheduled passenger transport and hire of buses and coaches with drivers as well as specific postal and courier services and waste refusal services ensures that all relevant procurement practices are covered. The Directive should foresee the possibility to extend its scope to the rail sector at a later stage.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 55 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 9
(9) Extending the scope of the Directive by including practices such as lease, rental and hire-purchase of vehicles, as well as contracts for public road transport services, special purpose road transport passenger services, non- scheduled passenger transport and hire of buses and coaches with drivers as well as specific postal and courier services and waste refusal services ensures that all relevant procurement practices are covered. The Directive should foresee the possibility to extend the scope to the rail sector at a later stage.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 61 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 11 a (new)
(11a) All clean and energy-efficient transport options must be considered. Manufacturers should have the flexibility to further develop and use neutral technologies to meet CO2 reduction objectives. Competition between different solutions and manufacturers will encourage innovation and benefit everyone. This will allow a smooth and cost-efficient transition to the decarbonisation of transport.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 69 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 14
(14) Life-cycle costing is an important tool for contracting authorities and entities to cover energy and environmental costs during the life-cycle of a vehicle, including the cost of greenhouse gas emission and other pollutant emissions on the basis of a relevant methodology to determine their monetary value. Given the scarce use of the methodology for the calculation of operational lifetime costs under Directive 2009/33/EU and the information provided by contracting authorities and entities on the use of own methodologies tailored to their specific circumstances and needs, there should be no methodology mandatory to use, but contracting authorities, contracting entities or operators should be able to choose any life-costing methodology in order to support their procurement processes. The assessment of the CO2 emissions should consider the entire lifecycle of the vehicles including during the production, use and end of life, taking into account disposal and recycling. Therefore, contracting authorities and other entities should focus on the entire vehicle and not only on its components and the maximum tail-pipe emission expressed in CO2 g/km and real driving pollutant emissions.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 71 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 11 a (new)
(11a) All clean and energy-efficient transport options must be considered. Manufacturers should have the flexibility to further develop and use neutral technologies to meet CO2 reduction objectives. Competition between different solutions and manufacturers will encourage innovation and benefit everyone. This will allow a smooth and cost-efficient transition to the decarbonisation transport.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 72 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 16 a (new)
(16a) EU financial instruments should be mobilised in order to support Member States at national, regional and local level to achieve the targets under this Directive. Minimum binding targets for charging points per Members State, together with direct infrastructure financing and financing of electric vehicle charging points and hydrogen vehicle filling stations should be considered as well, where not commercially viable on their own. For this purpose, funding instruments such as the Connecting Europe Facility supporting the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport and the European Fund for Strategic Investments or the Cleaner Transport Facility supporting the deployment of cleaner transport vehicles and their associated infrastructure needs could be mobilised. Advisory Hubs should play a key role in this transition by facilitating and promoting investments and supporting institutional capacities.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 77 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 18 a (new)
(18a) The requirements of this Directive and the new minimum procurement targets may lead to additional financial resources for contracting authorities. Therefore, it would be appropriate to seek financial mechanisms to implement the requirements of this Directive. The Union's financial policy and in particular the future Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020 should be in line with the new requirements for the promotion of clean and energy efficient road transport vehicles and support the decarbonisation of transport and the use of cleaner road transport vehicles.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 79 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 18 b (new)
(18b) Reforms need to be introduced at local and national level, with clear investments signals and combining the different sources to reach the goal of this Directive.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 80 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 19 a (new)
(19a) Enhanced environmental audits and tests should be envisaged, encouraging local authorities to purchase, rent and lease energy-efficient road transport vehicles. For this purpose, it would be appropriate to develop EU financial mechanisms to assist in the implementation of the requirements of this Directive.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 83 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 a (new)
Directive 2009/33/EU
Article 3 – paragraph 1 a (new)
By [18 months after the entry into force] Member States shall prepare and submit to the Commission a report on rail transport outlining: (a) all national services using diesel, both for passenger and freight transport; (b) potential for replacement of diesel trains by alternative solutions, including hybrid trains, fuel cell and electric trains; (c) a timeline for such a transition.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 89 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 14
(14) Life-cycle costing is an important tool for contracting authorities and entities to cover energy and environmental costs during the life-cycle of a vehicle, including the cost of greenhouse gas emission and other pollutant emissions on the basis of a relevant methodology to determine their monetary value. Given the scarce use of the methodology for the calculation of operational lifetime costs under Directive 2009/33/EU and the information provided by contracting authorities and entities on the use of own methodologies tailored to their specific circumstances and needs, there should be no methodology mandatory to use, but contracting authorities, contracting entities or operators should be able to choose any life-costing methodology in order to support their procurement processes. The assessment of theCO2 emissions should consider the entire lifecycle of the vehicles including during the production, use and end of life, taking into account disposal and recycling. Therefore, contracting authorities and other entities should focus the entire vehicle and not only on its components and the maximum tail-pipe emission expressed in CO2g/km and real driving pollutant emissions.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 90 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 14
(14) Life-cycle costing is an important tool for contracting authorities and entities to cover energy and environmental costs during the life-cycle of a vehicle, including the cost of greenhouse gas emission and other pollutant emissions on the basis of a relevant methodology to determine their monetary value. Given the scarce use of the methodology for the calculation of operational lifetime costs under Directive 2009/33/EU and the information provided by contracting authorities and entities on the use of own methodologies tailored to their specific circumstances and needs, there should be no methodology mandatory to use, but contracting authorities, contracting entities or operators should be able to choose any life-costing methodology in order to support their procurement processes. However, due to the lack of a clear understanding of the overall life-cycle emissions of the various fuel types, the Commission should provide an analysis that will lead to a common Union methodology for manufacturers to report data on CO2 emissions of all fuel types in a consistent manner.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 99 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 16 a (new)
(16a) EU financial instruments should be mobilised in order to support Member States at national, regional and local level to achieve the targets under this Directive. Minimum binding targets for charging points per members states, together with direct infrastructure financing and financing of electric vehicle charging points and hydrogen vehicle filling stations should be considered as well, where not commercially viable on their own. For this purpose funding instruments such as the Connecting Europe Facility supporting the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport and the European Fund for Strategic Investments or the Cleaner Transport Facility supporting the deployment of cleaner transport vehicles and their associated infrastructure needs could be mobilised. Advisory Hubs should play a key role in this transition by facilitating and promoting investments and supporting institutional capacities.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 104 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 2009/33/EU
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 4 a (new)
4a. 'sustainable battery' means a battery for which the whole value chain is taken into account and the final battery product is fit for reuse and/or recycling. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt a delegated act by [18 months after entry into force] with a more precise definition based on an assessment of the CO2 emissions considering the whole chain, e.g. the entire lifecycle of the battery including full lifecycle of carbon emissions during the production process and end of life carbon footprint of the battery.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 107 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 2009/33/EU
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 4 a (new)
4a. 'sustainable lifecycle vehicle' means a vehicle which is produced by using significantly lower emissions than comparable vehicle types, and is designed to allow for a more sustainable end of life, including reuse and recycling potential of its components. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt a delegated act by [18 months after entry into force] with a more precise definition.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 107 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 18 a (new)
(18a) The requirements of this Directive and the new minimum procurement targets may lead to additional financial resources for contracting authorities. Therefore, it would be appropriate to seek financial mechanisms to implement the requirements of this Directive. The Union's financial policy and in particular the future Multiannual Financial Framework after 2020 should be in line with the new requirements for the promotion of clean and energy efficient road transport vehicles and support the decarbonisation of transport and the use of cleaner road transport vehicles.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 108 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 18 b (new)
(18b) Reforms need to be introduced at local and national level, with clear investments signals and combining the different sources to reach the goal of this Directive.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 109 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2009/33/EU
Article 4 a
(4) The following Article 4a is inserted: “Article 4a Delegation of powers The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a in order to update Table 3 in the Annex with CO2 tail-pipe emission and air pollutants thresholds for heavy duty vehicles once the related heavy-duty CO2 emission performance standards are in force at Union level”.deleted
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 109 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 19 a (new)
(19a) Enhanced environmental audits and tests should be envisaged, encouraging local authorities to purchase, rent and lease such energy-efficient road transport vehicles. For this purpose it would be appropriate to develop EU financial mechanisms to assist with the implementation of the requirements of this Directive.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 115 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – introductory part
Directive 2009/33/EC
Article 3
(2) Article 3 is replaced by the following:By [18 months after the entry into force] Member States shall prepare and submit to the Commission a report on rail transport outlining: (a) all national services using diesel, both for passenger and freight transport; (b) potential for replacement of diesel trains by alternative solutions, including hybrid trains, fuel cell and electric trains; (c) a timeline for such a transition.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 130 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9 – point b a (new)
Directive 2009/33/EU
Article 10 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. The Commission shall provide guidance to Member States with regards to the different EU funds that might be used for the purposes of this Directive, e.g. Connecting Europe Facility supporting the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the field of transport, the European Fund for Strategic Investments, or the Cleaner Transport Facility supporting the deployment of cleaner transport vehicles and their associated infrastructure needs.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 131 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9 – point b b (new)
Directive 2009/33/EU
Article 10 – paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Advisory Hubs shall play a key role in the transition to transport decarbonisation by facilitating and promoting investments and supporting institutional capacities. Therefore, the Commission shall substantially reinforce the role and the capacity of the European Investment Advisory Hub, notably through a local presence and a proactive role in the preparation of projects.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 151 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 Directive 2009/33/EC
4a. 'sustainable battery' means a battery for which the whole value chain is taken into account and the final battery product is fit for reuse and/or recycling. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt a delegated act by [18 months after entry into force] with a more precise definition based on an assessment of the CO2 emissions considering whole chain e.g. the entire lifecycle of the battery including full lifecycle of carbon emissions during the production process and end of life carbon footprint of the battery.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 152 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 2009/33/EC
Article 4 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. 'sustainable lifecycle vehicle' means a vehicle which is produced by using significantly lower emissions than comparable vehicle types, and is designed to allow for a more sustainable end of life, including reuse and recycling potential of its components. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt a delegated act by [18 months after entry into force] with a more precise definition.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 153 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
ANNEX 1
Directive 2009/33/EC
Annex – table 4 – footnote 1
*Vehicles with zero-emissions at tailpipe shall be counted as 1 vehicle contributing to the mandate and those using sustainable batteries shall counted as 1.25 vehicles. All other vehicles that meet the requirements of Table 2 in this annex shall be counted as 0.5 vehicle contributing. Any vehicle which meets the definition of 'sustainable lifecycle vehicle' shall in addition receive a bonus credit of 0.25.
2018/05/04
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 158 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2009/33/EC
Article 4 a
Ddelegation of powersted
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 162 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2009/33/EC
Article 1
The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 8a in order to update Table 3 in the Annex with CO2 tail-pipe emission and air pollutants thresholds for heavy duty vehicles once the related heavy-duty CO2 emission performance standards are in force at Union level.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 200 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9 – point b – introductory part
Directive 2009/33/EC
Article 1
(b) The following paragraphs 4 and 5 are added: 5a. The Commission shall provide guidance to Member States with regards to the different EU funds that might be used for the purposes of this Directive, e.g. Connecting Europe Facility supporting the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport and the European Fund for Strategic Investments or the Cleaner Transport Facility supporting the deployment of cleaner transport vehicles and their associated infrastructure needs could be mobilised.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 201 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9 – point b – introductory part
Directive 2009/33/EC
Article 1
(b) The following paragraphs 4 and 5 are added:5b. Advisory Hubs should play a key role in this transition by facilitating and promoting investments and supporting institutional capacities. Therefore, the Commission should substantially reinforce the role and the capacity of the European Investment Advisory Hub, notably through a local presence and a proactive role in the preparation of projects.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 206 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9 – point b
Directive 2009/33/EC
Article 10 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. The Commission shall provide guidance to Member States with regards to the different EU funds that might be used for the purposes of this Directive, e.g. Connecting Europe Facility supporting the development of high performing, sustainable and efficiently interconnected trans-European networks in the fields of transport and the European Fund for Strategic Investments or the Cleaner Transport Facility supporting the deployment of cleaner transport vehicles and their associated infrastructure needs could be mobilised.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 207 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9 – point b
Directive 2009/33/EC
Article 10 – paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Advisory Hubs should play a key role in this transition by facilitating and promoting investments and supporting institutional capacities. Therefore, the Commission should substantially reinforce the role and the capacity of the European Investment Advisory Hub, notably through a local presence and a proactive role in the preparation of projects.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 222 #

2017/0291(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 6
Directive 2009/33/EC
Annex 1 – table 5 – footnote *
* Vehicles with zero-emissions at tailpipe or vehicles using natural gas provided they are fully operated on bio-methane, which should be demonstrated by a contract to procure bio-methane or other means of accessing bio-methane, shall be counted as 1 vehicle contributing to the mandate. This counting is abandoned in case of those Member States where the minimum procurement mandate exceeds 50% of the overall volume of public procurement, with a cut-off at the 50% mark. All other vehicles that meet the requirements of Table 2 in this annex shall be counted as 0.5 vehicle contributingshall be counted as 1 vehicle contributing to the mandate and those using sustainable batteries shall counted as 1.25 vehicles. All other vehicles that meet the requirements of Table 2 in this annex shall be counted as 0.5 vehicle contributing. Any vehicle which meets definition of 'sustainable lifecycle vehicle' shall in addition receive a bonus credit of 0.25.
2018/06/11
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 44 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) To ensure a coherent legislation framework ofor the inter-urban carriage of passengers by regular coach and bus services throughout the Union, Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009 should apply to all inter- urban carriage by regular services. The scope of that Regulation should therefore be extendedEuropean Union is paramount in order to prevent legal ambiguity. The scope of that Regulation should therefore be consistent with the provisions of a Regulation (EC) No1370/2007.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 49 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) An independent and impartial regulatory body should be designated in each Member StateEach Member State shall designate a national competent authority to ensure the proper functioning of the road passenger transport market. That body may also be responsible for other regulated sectors such as rail, energy or telecommunications.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 50 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) Commercial regular service operations should not compromise the economic equilibrium of existing public service contracts. For this reason, the regulatory body should be able toan objective analysis should be made of the structural and geographical charry out an objective economic analysis to ensure that this is the case. acteristics of the market and the networks concerned, and in particular their size, demand, characteristics, the complexity of the works network, technical and geographical isolation, and the services covered by the contract, and account should also be taken of whether the new service brings better quality services and/or more value for money compared with the previous public contract.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 57 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) Commercial regular service operations should not compromise the economic equilibrium of existing public service contracts. For this reason, the regulatory bodnational competent authority should be able to carry out an objective economic analysis to ensure that this is the case.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 63 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) In order to ensure fair competition in the market, operators of regular services should be provided with access rights to terminals in the Union on fair, equitable, non-discriminatory and transparent terms. Where territorial balance and social cohesion are compromised, public service operators should have priority access. Appeals against decisions rejecting or limiting access should be lodged with the regulatory body.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 66 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) In order to ensure fair competition in the market, operators of regular services should be provided with access rights to terminals in the Union on fair, equitable, non-discriminatory and transparent terms. Appeals against decisions rejecting or limiting access should be lodged with the regulatory body.national competent authority
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 72 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) Authorisation for both national and international regular services should be subject to an authorisation procedure. Authorisation should be granted, unless there are specific grounds for refusal attributable to the applicant, or the service would compromise the economic equilibrium of a public service contract. A distance threshold should be introduced to ensure that commercial regular service operations do not compromise the economic equilibrium of existing public service contracts. In the case of routes already served by more than one public service contract, it should be possible to increase that threshold.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 74 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) Authorisation for both national and international regular services should be subject to an authorisation procedure. Authorisation should be granted, unless there are specific grounds for refusal attributable to the applicant, or the service would compromise the economic equilibrium and rights of a public service contract. A distance threshold should be introduced to ensure that commercial regular service operations do not compromise the economic equilibrium of existing public service contracts. In the case of routes already served by more than one public service contract, it should be possible to increase that threshold.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 77 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) Non-resident carriers should be able to operate national regular services under the same conditions as resident carriers by attending a competitive tendering procedure, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) Nos 1191/69 and 1107/70.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 80 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) Administrative formalities should be reduced as much as possible without abandoning the controls and penalties that guarantee the correct application and effective enforcement of Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009. The journey form constitutes an unnecessary administrative burden and should therefore be abolished.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 104 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point b
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 2 – paragraph 7
7. ‘cabotage operation’ means a national road passenger transport service operated for hire or reward on a temporary basis in a host Member State;;
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 115 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point c
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 2 – paragraph 9
9. ‘terminal’ means any staffed facility with a minimumhere according to the specified route a rea of 600m2, which provides a parking place that is used by coaches and buses for the setgular service is scheduled to stop for passengers to board or alight, equipped with facilities such as a check-in counter, waiting downroom or pticking up of passengerset office;
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 130 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point c
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 2 – paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. ‘public service contract’ means one or more legally binding acts confirming the agreement between a competent authority and a public service operator to entrust to that public service operator the management and operation of public passenger transport services subject to public service obligations; depending on the law of the Member State, the contract may also consist of a decision adopted by the competent authority: – taking the form of an individual legislative or regulatory act, or – containing conditions under which the competent authority itself provides the services or entrusts the provision of such services to an internal operator;
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 140 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 3 a – paragraph 1
Each Member State shall designate a single national regulatory bodcompetent authority for the road passenger transport sector. That body shall be an impartial authority which is, in organisational, functional, hierarchical and decision making terms, legally distinct and independent from any other public or private entity. It shall be independent from any competent authority involved in the award of a public service contracte national competent authority may be responsible for other regulated sectors.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 144 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 3 a – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
The regulatory body may be responsible for other regulated sectors.deleted
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 146 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 3 a – paragraph 2
2. The regulatory body for the road passenger transport sector shall have the necessary organisational capacity in terms of human and other resources, which shall be proportionate to the importance of that sector in the Member State concerned.deleted
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 152 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 3 a – paragraph 3
3. The regulatory bodnational competent authority shall perform the following tasks::
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 163 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 3 a – paragraph 4
The regulatory bodnational competent authority may, in exercising its tasks, request relevant information from the other competent authorities, terminal operators, applicants for authorisation and any third party involved within the territory of the Member State concerned.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 164 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 3 a – paragraph 4
Information requested shall be supplied within a reasonable period set by the regulatory bodnational competent authority and not exceeding one month. In justified cases, the regulatory bodnational competent authority may extend the time limit for submission of information by a maximum of two weeks. The regulatory bodnational competent authority shall be able to enforce requests for information by means of penalties which are effective, proportionate and dissuasive.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 167 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 3 a – paragraph 5
5. Member States shall ensure that decisions taken by the regulatory bodnational competent authority are subject to judicial review. That review may have suspensive effect only when the immediate effect of the regulatory bodnational competent authority’s decision may cause irretrievable or manifestly excessive damages for the appellant. This provision is without prejudice to the powers of the court hearing the appeal as conferred by constitutional law of the Member State concerned.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 170 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 3 a – paragraph 6
6. Decisions taken by the regulatory bodnational competent authority shall be made public.;
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 171 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 a (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 3 b (new)
(3a) The following Article 3b is inserted before Chapter II: "Article 3b Levy on carriers providing regular coach or bus services 1. Member States which apply the provisions of Chapter III of this Regulation for national regular services may, under the conditions laid down in this Article, authorise the national competent authority to impose a levy on carrier providing passenger services for the operation of routes which fall within the jurisdiction of that authority and which are operated between two terminals in that Member State. 2. The levy is intended to compensate the authority for public service obligations laid down in public service contracts awarded in accordance with Union law. The revenue raised from such a levy and paid as compensation shall not exceed what is necessary to cover all or part of the cost incurred in the relevant public service obligations taking into account the relevant receipts and a reasonable profit for discharging those obligations. 3. The levy shall be imposed in accordance with Union law, and shall respect in particular the principles of fairness, transparency, non- discrimination and proportionality, in particular between the average price of the service to the passenger and the level of the levy. The total levies imposed pursuant to this paragraph shall not endanger the economic viability of the bus and coach passenger transport service on which they are imposed. 4. The relevant authorities shall keep the information necessary to ensure that the origin of the levies and their use can be traced. Member States shall provide the Commission with this information. 5. Based on the experience of regulatory bodies, competent authorities and carriers providing regular coach or bus services the Commission shall adopt measures setting out the details of the procedure and criteria to be followed for the application of this Article."
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 172 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 b (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 3 c (new)
(3b) 3c. Member States shall not apply Article 3b when they apply subsidies for the transportation of passengers on unprofitable lines and routes at the expense of a national and/or local budget.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 223 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 7
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 5 b – paragraph 4
4. Applicants may appeal against decisions by terminal operators. Appeals shall be lodged with the regulatory bodnational competent authority.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 225 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 7
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 5 b – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 1
Where the regulatory bodnational competent authority hears an appeal against a decision by a terminal operator, it shall adopt a reasoned decision within a fixed timeframe and, in any case within three weeks from receipt of all relevant information.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 228 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 7 Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
The decision of the regulatory bodnational competent authority on the appeal shall be binding. The regulatory bodnational competent authority shall be able to enforce it by means of penalties which are effective, proportionate and dissuasive
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 238 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 10
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. In the event that an international regular bus and coach service has compromised the economic equilibrium of a public service contract, due to exceptional reasons which could not have been foreseen at the time of granting the authorisation, the Member State concerned may, with the agreement of the Commission, suspend or withdraw the authorisation to provide the service, after having given three months’ notice to the carrier. The carrier shall have the possibility to appeal such decision.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 240 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 10
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 – title
Authorisation procedure for the international carriage of passengers over a distance of less than 100 kilometres as the crow flies
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 246 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 10
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 – paragraph 1
1. Authorisations shall be issued in agreement with the competent authorities of all the Member States in whose territories passengers are picked up or set down and are carried over distances of less than 100 kilometres as the crow flies, over distance defined by each Member State. The authorising authority shall send a copy of the application, together with copies of any other relevant documentation, within two weeks of receipt of the application to such competent authorities with a request for their agreement. At the same time, the authorising authority shall forward those documents to the competent authorities of other Member States whose territories are crossed, for information.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 251 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 10
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 – paragraph 4
4. Authorisation shall be granted unless refusal can be justified on one or more of the grounds listed in points (a) to (de) of Article 8c(2).
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 264 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 a – title
Authorisation procedure for the international carriage of passengers over a distance of 100 kilometres or more as the crow fliesdeleted
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 270 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 a – paragraph 1
1. The authorising authority shall take a decision on the application within two months of the date of submission of the application by the carrier.deleted
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 275 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 a – paragraph 2
2. Authorisation shall be granted unless refusal can be justified on one or more of the grounds listed in points (a) to (c) of Article 8c(2).deleted
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 276 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 a – paragraph 2
2. Authorisation shall be granted unless refusal can be justified on one or more of the grounds listed in points (a) to (cd) of Article 8c(2).
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 282 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 a – paragraph 3
3. The authorising authority shall forward to the competent authorities of all Member States in whose territories passengers are picked up or set down, as well as to the competent authorities of Member States whose territories are crossed without passengers being picked up or set down, a copy of the application, together with copies of any other relevant documentation, and its assessment, for information.deleted
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 305 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 b – paragraph 2
2. Authorisations for national regular services shall be granted unless refusal can be justified on one or more of the grounds listed in points (a) to (cd) of Article 8c(2) and, if the service is carrying passengers over a distance of less than 100 kilometres as the crow flies, Article 8c(2)(d).
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 312 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 b – paragraph 3
3. The distance referred to in paragraph 2 may be increased to 120 kilometres if the regular service to be introduced will serve a point of departure and a destination which are already served by more than one public service contract.deleted
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 327 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 c – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point d
(d) a regulatory body establishes on the basis of an objective economic analysis that the service would compromise the economic equilibrium of a public service contract. That analysis shall assess the relevant structural and geographical characteristics of the market and the network concerned (size, demand characteristics, network complexity, technical and geographical isolation, and the services covered by the contract), and account shall also be taken of whether the new service brings better quality services and/or more value for money compared with the public contract awarded previously.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 342 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 d – paragraph 1
1. Member States may limit the right of access to the international and national market for regular services if the proposed regular service carries passengers over distances of less than 100 kilometres as the crow flies and if the service would compromise the economic equilibrium of a public service contract.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 376 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 16
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 15 – point c
(c) regular services, performed in accordance with this Regulation.;by a carrier not resident in the host Member State provided that a stay in that Member State does not exceed 48 hours after the entry into the territory of the Member State, in the course of a regular international service in accordance with this Regulation with the exception of transport services meeting the needs of an urban centre or conurbation, or transport needs between it and the surrounding areas. Cabotage operations shall not be performed independently of such international service.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 391 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 19 a (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 25 – paragraph 1 a (new)
(19a) In Article 25, the following paragraph 1 a is inserted: "Member States shall not apply the provisions of Chapter III of this Regulation for national regular services on territories covered by services of general economic interest, on the condition that public service contracts are awarded following a competitive tendering procedure, in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007."
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 398 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 21
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 28
(21) Article 28 is replaced by the following: ‘Article 28 Reporting 1. latest, and for the first time by 31 January […the first January following the entry into force of this Regulation] Member States shall communicate to the Commission the number of authorisations for regular services issued the previous year and the total number of authorisations for regular services valid on 31 December of that year. That information shall be given separately for each Member State of destination of the regular service. Member States shall also communicate to the Commission the data concerning cabotage operations, in the form of special regular services and occasional services, carried out during the previous year by resident carriers. 2. latest and, for the first time by 31 January […the first January following the entry into force of this Regulation], the competent authorities in the host Member State shall provide the Commission with statistics on the number of authorisations issued for cabotage operations in the form of the regular services referred to in Article 15(c) during the previous year. 3. adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 26 to establish the format of the table to be used for the communication of the statistics referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 and the data to be provided. 4. latest and, for the first time by 31 January […the first January following the entry into force of this Regulation], Member States shall inform the Commission of the number of carriers holding a Community licence as of 31 December of the previous year and of the number of certified copies corresponding to the number of vehicles in circulation on that date. 5. calculated 5 years after date of application of this Regulation], the Commission shall submit a report to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of this Regulation. The report shall include information on the extent to which this Regulation has contributed to a better functioning road passenger transport market.’deleted Each year, by 31 January at the Each year, by 31 January at the The Commission is empowered to Each year, by 31 January at the By [please insert the date
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 64 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) Urban, suburban and regional rail passenger services are different in character from long-distance services. Member States should therefore be allowed to exempt urban, suburban and regional rail passenger services which are not cross-border services within the Union from certain provisions on passengers' rights.deleted
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 77 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) It is an aim of this Regulation to improve rail passenger services within the Union . Therefore, Member States should be able to grant exemptions for services in regions where a significant part of the service is operated outside the Union, provided that an adequate level of passenger rights is ensured on the part of such services provided on those Member States' territory, in accordance with their national law .deleted
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 78 #

2017/0237(COD)

(8) However, the exemptions should not apply to the provisions of this Regulation that facilitate the use of rail services by persons with disabilities or persons with reduced mobility. Furthermore, exemptions should not apply to the rights of those wishing to purchase tickets for travel by rail to do so without undue difficulty, to the provisions on railway undertakings’ liability in respect of passengers and their luggage, to the requirement that railway undertakings be adequately insured, and to the requirement that they take adequate measures to ensure passengers’ personal security in railway stations and on trains and to manage risk.deleted
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 135 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24
(24) Where a Member State grants railway undertakings an exemption from the provisions of this Regulation, it should encourage railway undertakings, in consultation with organisations representing passengers, to put in place arrangements for compensation and assistance in the event of major disruption to a rail passenger service.deleted
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 151 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point f
(f) non-discrimination against , immediate, spontaneous and mandatory assistance by trained staff for , persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility ;
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 154 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point i
(i) general rules on enforcement, including through the option for passengers of binding alternative dispute resolution.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 155 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1
1. This Regulation shall apply to all domestic and, cross-border or international rail passenger journeys and services throughout the Union provided by one or more railway undertakings licensed in accordance with Directive 2012/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council29 . _________________ 29 OJ L 343, 14.12.2012, p. 32operating, stopping, travelling, departing or arriving within the territory of the Union.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 156 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 2
2. Subject to paragraph 4, Member States may exempt the following services from the application of this Regulation: (a) urban, suburban and regional rail passenger services as referred to in Directive 2012/34/EU, except cross-border services within the Union; (b) international rail passenger services of which a significant part, including at least one scheduled station stop, is operated outside the Union, provided that passengers’ rights are adequately ensured under relevant national law on the territory of the Member State granting the exemption.deleted
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 179 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 3
3. Member States shall inform the Commission of exemptions granted pursuant to points (a) and (b) of paragraph 2, and on the adequacy of their national law on their territory for the purposes of point (b) of paragraph 2.deleted
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 180 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 4
4. Articles 5, 10, 11 and 25 and Chapter V shall apply to all rail passenger services referred to in paragraph 1, including services exempted in accordance with points (a) and (b) of paragraph 2.deleted
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 234 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – title
Obligation to provide information and consultation concerning discontinuation or substantial reduction of services
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 460 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 1
1. Railway undertakings and station managers shall, with the active involvement of representative organisations of persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility, establish, or shall have in place, non- discriminatory access rules for the transport of persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility including their personal assistants. The rules shall allow the passenger to be accompanied by an assistance dog service animal in accordance with any relevant national rules, and shall ensure that rail transport for persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility is immediate and spontaneous wherever possible.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 515 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) assistance shall be provided on condition that the railway undertaking, the station manager, the ticket vendor or the tour operator with which the ticket was purchased is notified of the person’s need for such assistance at least 48 hours before the assistance is neededupon booking the ticket or upon arrival at the station. Where a ticket or season ticket permits multiple journeys, one notification shall be sufficient provided that adequate information on the timing of subsequent journeys is provided. Such notifications shall be forwarded to all other railway undertakings and station managers involved in the person’s journey;
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 527 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) assistance shall be provided on condition that the person with disabilities or person with reduced mobility presents him or herself at the designated point at a time stipulated by the railway undertaking or station manager providing such assistance. Any time stipulated shall not be more than 60 minutes before the published departure time or the time at which all passengers are asked to check in. If no time is stipulated by which the person with disabilities or person with reduced mobility is required to present him or herself, the person shall present him or herself at the designated point at least 30 minutes before the published departure time orthemselves at the designated point at the time at which all passengers are asked to check in.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 548 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 26 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) ensure that all personnelstaff, including those employed by any other performing party, providing direct assistance to persons with disabilities and persons with reduced mobility,receive disability-related training in order to know how to meet the needs of persons with disabilities and of persons with reduced mobility, including those with mental and intellectual impairments;
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 551 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 26 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) provide training to raise awareness of the needs of persons with disabilities among all personnel working at the station who deal directly with the travelling publicstaff;
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 577 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 1
1. All railway undertakings, ticket vendors, station managers and infrastructure managers of stations handling more than 10 0500 passengers per day on average over a year shall each set up a complaint-handling mechanism for the rights and obligations covered in this Regulation in their respective field of responsibility. They shall make their contact details and working language(s) widely known to passengers.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 597 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 33 – paragraph 1
1. Without prejudice to the rights of consumers to seek alternative redress pursuant to Directive 2013/11/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council32, after having complained unsuccessfully to the railway undertaking, ticket vendor, station or infrastructure manager pursuant to Article 28, the passenger may complain to an enforcement body. Enforcement bodies shall inform complainants about their right to complain to alternative dispute resolution bodies to seek individual redress. Member States shall ensure that enforcement or complaint-handling bodies are recognised for the purposes of alternative redress schemes pursuant to Directive 2013/11/EU, and that where passengers seek alternative redress, the railway undertaking, ticket vendor, station or infrastructure manager concerned is required to participate and the outcome shall be binding on and effectively enforceable against them. _________________ 32 Directive 2013/11/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC (OJ L 165, 18.6.2013, p. 14).
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 100 #

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. This can be facilitated by EU- wide certification providing common cybersecurity requirements and evaluation criteria across national markets and sectors. The challenges faced should be proportianally reflected on the budget allocated to the Agency, so as to ensure the optimal functionality under the current circumstances.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
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 120 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) The Agency should contribute to an EU level response in case of large-scale cross-border cybersecurity incidents and crises. This function should include convening Member States' authorities and assisting in the coordination of their response, gathering relevant information and acting as facilitator between the CSIRTs Network and the technical community as well as decision makers responsible for crisis management. Furthermore, the Agency could support the handling of incidents from a technical perspective by facilitating relevant technical exchange of solutions between Member States and by providing input into public communications. The Agency should support the process by testing modalities of such cooperation through yearly cybersecurity exercises.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 133 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30
(30) To ensure that it fully achieves its objectives, the Agency should liaise with relevant institutions, EU supervisory and other competent authorities, agencies and bodies, including CERT-EU, European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol, European Defence Agency (EDA), European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems (eu- LISA), European Central Bank (ECB), European Banking Authority (EBA), European Data Protection Board (EDPB), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and any other EU Agency that is involved in cybersecurity. It should also liaise with authorities dealing with data protection in order to exchange know- how and best practices and provide advice on cybersecurity aspects that might have an impact on their work. Representatives of national and Union law enforcement and data protection authorities should be eligible to be represented in the Agency’s Permanent Stakeholders Group. In liaising with law enforcement bodies regarding network and information security aspects that might have an impact on their work, the Agency should respect existing channels of information and established networks.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 134 #

2017/0225(COD)

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

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 37
(37) Cybersecurity problems are global issues. There is a need for closer international cooperation to improve security standards, including the definition of common norms of behaviour and codes of conduct, use of international standards, and information sharing, promoting swifter international collaboration in response to, as well as a common global approach to, network and information security issues. To that end, the Agency should support further Union involvement and cooperation with third countries and international organisations by providing, where appropriate, the necessary expertise and analysis to the relevant Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 159 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 47
(47) Conformity assessment is the process demonstrating whether specified requirements relating to a product, process, service, system, person or body have been fulfilled. For the purposes of this Regulation, certification and self- assessment should be considered as a type of conformity assessment regarding the cybersecurity features of a product, process, service, system, or a combination of those ("ICT products and services"). Certification is undertaken by an independent third party, other than the product manufacturer or service provider. CertificationSelf-assessment may be undertaken by the product manufacturer or operator where the likelihood of a cybersecurity incident occurring, and/or the likelihood of such incident causing substantial harm to society or a large section thereof, is not expected to be high, taking into account the manufacturer or service provider’s intended use of the product or service in question. Conformity assessment cannot guarantee per se that certified ICT products and services are cyber secure. It is rather a procedure and technical methodology to attest that ICT products and services have been tested and that they comply with certain cybersecurity requirements laid down elsewhere, for example as specified in technical standards.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 171 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 53
(53) The Commission should be empowered to adopt, the European Cybersecurity Certification Group and the Stakeholer Certification Group should propose to ENISA to prepare a European cybersecurity certification schemes concerning specific groups of ICT products and services. These schemes should be implemented and supervised by national certification supervisory authorities and certificates issued within these schemes should be valid and recognised throughout the Union. Certification schemes operated by the industry or other private organisations should fall outside the scope of the Regulation. However, the bodies operating such schemes may propose to the Commission to consider such schemes as a basis for approving them as a European scheme.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 177 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 56
(56) TAfter the completion of an appropriate stakeholder consultation by the Commission, ENISA should be empowered to request ENISA to prepare candidate schemes for specific ICT products or services. The Commission, based on the candidate scheme proposed by ENISA, should then be empowered to adopt the European cybersecurity certification scheme by means of implementingdelegated acts. Taking account of the general purpose and security objectives identified in this Regulation, European cybersecurity certification schemes adopted by the Commission should specify a minimum set of elements concerning the subject-matter, the scope and functioning of the individual scheme. These should include among others the scope and object of the cybersecurity certification, including the categories of ICT products and services covered, the detailed specification of the cybersecurity requirements, for example by reference to standards or technical specifications, the specific evaluation criteria and evaluation methods, as well as the intended level of assurance: basic, substantial and/or high.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 188 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 58
(58) Once a European cybersecurity certification scheme is adopted, manufacturers of ICT products or providers of ICT services should be able to submit an application for certification of their products or services to a conformity assessment body of their choice, anywhere in the Union. Conformity assessment bodies should be accredited by an accreditation body if they comply with certain specified requirements set out in this Regulation. Accreditation should be issued for a maximum of five years and may be renewed on the same conditions provided that the conformity assessment body meets the requirements. Accreditation bodies should revoke an accreditation of a conformity assessment body where the conditions for the accreditation are not, or are no longer, met or where actions taken by a conformity assessment body infringe this Regulation.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 191 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 59
(59) It is necessary to require all Member States to designate one cybersecurity certification supervisory authority to supervise compliance of conformity assessment bodies and of certificates issued by conformity assessment bodies established in their territory with the requirements of this Regulation and of the relevant cybersecurity certification schemes, and to ensure that the European cybersecurity certificates are recognised on their territory. National certification supervisory authorities should handle complaints lodged by natural or legal persons in relation to certificates issued by conformity assessment bodies established in their territories, or in relation to alleged failures to recognise certificates on their territory, investigate to the extent appropriate the subject matter of the complaint and inform the complainant of the progress and the outcome of the investigation within a reasonable time period. Moreover, they should cooperate with other national certification supervisory authorities or other public authority, including by sharing information on possible non-compliance of ICT products and services with the requirements of this Regulation or specific cybersecurity schemes, or the non- recognition of European cybersecurity certificates.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 192 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 60 a (new)
(60 a) With a view to ensuring the consistent and future-proof application of the European cybersecurity certification framework, a Stakeholder Certification Group should be established within ENISA. It should consist of recognised experts representing academics, standardisation bodies, consumer groups, ICT industry and non-public sector operators of essential services as defined in Annex II of Directive (EU) 2016/1148, who will advise and assist ENISA to ensure a consistent implementation and application of the European cybersecurity certification framework; assist and closely cooperate with the Agency in the preparation and adoption of candidate cybersecurity certification schemes; recommend candidate European cybersecurity certification schemes; and adopt opinions addressed to the Commission relating to the maintenance and review of existing European cybersecurity certifications schemes. The Stakeholder Certification Group should be set up with the objective to allow expert input from relevant stakeholders to the European cybersecurity certification framework. The structure of the Stakeholder Certification Group should allow for ad-hoc members to be invited to contribute to the work on the proposal, development or adoption of any new candidate scheme.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 193 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 63
(63) In order to specify further the criteria for the accreditation of conformity assessment bodies and to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union should be delegated to the Commission. The Commission should carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level and with all interested stakeholders, including those that do not participate in the above groups. Those consultations should be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 2016. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council should receive all documents at the same time as Member States' experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 195 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 64
(64) In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission when provided for by this Regulation. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.deleted
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 196 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 65
(65) The examination procedure should be used for the adoption of implementing actsDelegated acts could be furthermore adopted on European cybersecurity certification schemes for ICT products and services; on modalities of carrying enquiries by the Agency; as well as on the circumstances, formats and procedures of notifications of accredited conformity assessment bodies by the national certification supervisory authorities to the Commission.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 202 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) lays down a framework for the establishment of European cybersecurity certification schemes for the purpose of ensuring an adequate level of cybersecurity of ICT products and servic, services and processes in the Union. Such framework shall apply without prejudice to specific provisions regarding voluntary or mandatory certification in other Union acts.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 211 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 8
(8) ‘cyber threat’ means any action including an automated command, potential circumstance or event, that may adversely impact network and information systems, their users and affected persons.;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 212 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 8
(8) ‘cyber threat’ means any pointentional circumstance or eventaction, including an automated command, that may adversely impact network and information systems, their users and affected persons.;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 213 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 8 a (new)
(8 a) Cyber hygiene refers to establishing simple routine measures, such as multi-factor authentication, patching, encryption, micro-segmentation, and least privilege, that users and businesses can take to minimise the risks from cyber threats and better protect themselves online.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 215 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 8 a (new)
(8 a) ‘cyber incident’ means any intentional or unintentional action or event that may adversely impact network and information systems, their users and affected persons;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 220 #

2017/0225(COD)

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

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 9 a (new)
(9 a) ‘European cybersecurity self- assurance scheme’ means the comprehensive set of rules, technical specifications or requirements, standards and procedures defined at Union level applying to the self-assessment of ICT products, services and processes falling under the scope of that specific scheme;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 224 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 9 b (new)
(9 b) ‘European cybersecurity scheme’ means a European cybersecurity certification scheme or a European cybersecurity self-assurance scheme.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 229 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 10
(10) ‘European cybersecurity certificate’ means a document issued by a conformity assessment body attesting that a given ICT product or, service, process fulfills the specific requirements laid down in a European cybersecurity certification scheme;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 232 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 11
(11) ‘ICT product and service, service and process’ means any element or group of elements of network and information systems;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 233 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 11 a (new)
(11 a) ‘consumer electronic device’ means a device consisting of hardware and software that process personal data or connect to the Internet for the operation of domotics and home control appliances, office appliances, routing equipment and devices that connect to a network, such as smart TV, toys and gaming consoles, virtual or personal assistants, connected streaming devices, wearables, voice- command and virtual reality systems;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 236 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 16 a (new)
(16 a) 'functionality information scheme’ means a visual display of data in the form of a label, which aims to provide information to the end user on the functionality, connectivity, sensory, kinetic or security features of a consumer electronic device.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 244 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. The Agency shall be a centre of expertise on theoretical and practical cybersecurity by virtue of its independence, the scientific and technical quality of the advice and assistance it delivers and the information it provides, the transparency of its operating procedures and methods of operation, and its diligence in carrying out its tasks.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 254 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 5
5. The Agency shall increase cybersecurity capabilities at Union level in order to complement the action of Member States in preventing and responding to cyber threats, notably in the event of cross- border incidents, and in order to carry out its task of assisting Union institutions in developing policies related to cybersecurity.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 259 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. The Agency shall have the capabilities to convene the Member States' authorities and assist in the coordination of their response, notably in the event of cross border incidents.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 262 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 6
6. The Agency shall promote the use of certification, including by contributing to the establishment and maintenance of a cybersecurity certification framework at Union level in accordance with Title III of this Regulation, with a view to increasing transparency of cybersecurity assurance of ICT products and servic, services and processes and thus strengthen trust in the digital internal market.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 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 267 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 7
7. The Agency shall promote a high level of cyber hygiene and awareness of citizens and businesses on issues related to the cybersecurity.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 269 #

2017/0225(COD)

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

2017/0225(COD)

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

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point 2 a (new)
2 a. assisting Member States to implement consistently the Union policy and law regarding data protection notably in relation to Regulation (EU) 2016/679, as well as assisting the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) in the development of guidelines related to the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 for cybersecurity purposes. The EDPB should be required to consult ENISA every time it issues an opinion or adopts a decision concerning the implementation of the GDPR and cybersecurity, in particular on, but not limited to, issues related to privacy impact assessments, data breach notification, security processing, security requirements, and privacy by design.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 293 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2
2. The Agency shall facilitate the establishment of and continuously support sectoral Information Sharing and Analysis Centres (ISACs), in particular in the sectors listed in Annex II of Directive (EU) 2016/1148, by providing best practices and guidance on available tools, procedure, cyber hygiene principles, as well as on how to address regulatory issues related to information sharing.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 299 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 1
Upon a request by twoone or more Member States concerned, and with the sole purpose of providing assistance either in the form of advice for the prevention of future incidents , or in the form of assisting in the response to a current large scale incidents, the Agency shall provide support to or carry out an ex-post technical enquiry following notifications by affected undertakings of incidents having a significant or substantial impact pursuant to Directive (EU) 2016/1148. The Agency shall perform the above activities by receiving relevant information from the affected Member States and by utilising its own resources on threat analysis as well as resources on incident response made available from CERT EU for that purpose. The Agency shall also carry out such an enquiry upon a duly justified request from the Commission in agreement with the concerned Member States in case of such incidents affecting more than twoone Member States.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 304 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 7
7. The Agency shall prepare a regular and in-depth EU Cybersecurity Technical Situation Report on incidents and threats based on open source information, its own analysis, and reports shared by, among others: Member States' CSIRTs (on a voluntary basis) or NIS Directive Single Points of Contact (in accordance with NIS Directive Article 14 (5)); European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) at Europol, CERT-EU. The Executive Director shall present the public findings to the European Parliament.
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 307 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 8 – point a
(a) analyzing and aggregating reports from national sources with a view to contribute to establishing common situational awareness;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 308 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 8 – point c
(c) supporting the technical handling of an incident or crisis, based on its own independent expertise and resources including facilitating the sharing of technical solutions between Member States;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 310 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 8 – point e a (new)
(e a) assisting Member States and Union institutions in establishing and developing an EU Cybersecurity Crisis Response Framework integrating the objectives and modalities of cooperation suggested in the [Commission Recommendation on Coordinated Response to Large Scale Cybersecurity Incidents and Crisis from 13.9.2017].
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 313 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 8 – point e b (new)
(e b) assisting Member States and Union Institutions in developing and adopting a common taxonomy and template for situational reports to describe technical causes and impacts of cybersecurity incidents to further enhance their technical and operational cooperation during crisis.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 314 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 8 a (new)
8 a. Convening the Member States' authorities and assisting in the coordination of their response, in compliance with the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 316 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 a (new)
Article 7 a Technical capabilities of the Agency For meeting the objectives described in Articles 5, 6 and 7 the Agency shall develop among others the following technical capabilities and skills: 1. The ability to analyse threat information data at large scale 2. The ability to conduct forensic analysis on devices and terminal equipment 3. The ability to analyse malware, indicators of compromise and other information related to a cybersecurity threat or incident 4. The ability to collect information on cybersecurity threats from open source as well as commercial sources 5. The ability to deploy technical equipment, tools and expertise remotely and on-site at the request of a Member State in case of Article 7 paragraph 5 and paragraph 8 To meet the technical capabilities described in this Article the Agency shall ensure that its recruitment processes reflect the diverse technical skills required. To meet the technical capabilities described in this Article and develop the relevant skills, the Agency shall cooperate with CERT EU and Europol in accordance to Article 7 paragraph 2.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 318 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point a – introductory part
(a) support and promote the development and implementation of the Union policy on cybersecurity certification of ICT products and servic, services and processes, as established in Title III of this Regulation, by:
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 325 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point a – point 1
(1) preparing candidate European cybersecurity certification schemes for ICT products and servic, services and processes in accordance with Article 44 of this Regulation;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 326 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point a – point 1 a (new)
(1 a) carrying out, in cooperation with the European Cybersecurity Certification Group, assessments of the procedures for issuing European cybersecurity certificates put in place by conformity assessment bodies referred to in Article 51, with a view to ensuring the uniform application of this Regulation by conformity assessment bodies when issuing certificates;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 327 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point a – point 1 b (new)
(1 b) carrying out independent periodic ex-post checks on the compliance of certified ICT products and services with European cybersecurity certification schemes;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 333 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point a – point 3
(3) compiling and publishing guidelines and developing good practices, including on cyber hygiene principles, concerning the cybersecurity requirements of ICT products and services, in cooperation with national certification supervisory authorities and the industry;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 334 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point a – point 3
(3) compiling and publishing guidelines and developing good practices and cyber hygiene principles concerning the cybersecurity requirements of ICT products and, services, and processes in cooperation with national certification supervisory authorities and the industry;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 357 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – point g a (new)
(g a) support closer coordination and exchange of best practices among Member States on cybersecurity education, training and skills development, cyber hygiene and awareness.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 364 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – point c a (new)
(c a) providing, where appropriate, data collected by the Agency in carrying out its mandate, to international organisations provided that doing so does not violate the Union's data protection legislation.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 370 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 4
4. The term of office of members of the Management Board and of their alternates shall be fourive years. That term shall be renewable.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 371 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 1
The Management Board shall elect by a majority of two-thirds of members its Chairperson and a Deputy Chairperson from among its members for a period of fourive years, which shall be renewable once. If, however, their membership of the Management Board ends at any time during their term of office, their term of office shall automatically expire on that date. The Deputy Chairperson shall ex officio replace the Chairperson if the latter is unable to attend to his or her duties.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 374 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 3
3. The Executive Board shall be composed of five members appointed from among the members of the Management Board amongst whom the Chairperson of the Management Board, who mayshall not also chair the Executive Board, and one of the representatives of the Commission. The Executive Director shall take part in the meetings of the Executive Board, but shall not have the right to vote.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 375 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 4
4. The term of office of the members of the Executive Board shall be fourive years. That term shall be renewable.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 376 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. The Executive Director shall be required to provide the relevant European Parliament Committees twice a year with a report on the state of cybersecurity in Europe. The Executive Director should also be invited by the Parliament to provide ENISA’s input on any EU legislative instrument imposing cybersecurity obligations.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 377 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 5 b (new)
5 b. The Executive Director shall also be entitled to act as an institutional special adviser on cybersecurity policy to the President of the European Commission, with a mandate defined in Commission Decision C(2014) 541 of 06 February 2014.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 389 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 a (new)
Article 20 a Stakeholder Certification Group 1. The Executive Director shall set up a Stakeholder Certification Group, composed of recognised experts representing consumer groups, academics, standardisation bodies, operators of essential services as defined in Annex II of Directive (EU) 2016/1148 and the ICT industry, including SMEs. 2. Procedures for the Stakeholder Certification Group, in particular regarding the number, composition, and the appointment of its members by the Executive Director and the operation of the Group, shall be specified in the Agency’s internal rules of operation and shall be made public. 3. The term of office of the Stakeholder Certification Group members shall be two-and-a-half years. Their mandate shall be renewable. Members of the Management Board may not be members of the Stakeholder Certification Group. Members of the Permanent Stakeholder Group can be also Members of the Stakeholder Certification Group. Experts from the Commission and the Member States shall be entitled, upon invitation, to be present at the meetings of the Stakeholder Certification Group. Representatives of other bodies deemed relevantly the Executive Director, who are not members of the Stakeholder Certification Group, may be invited to attend the meetings of the Stakeholder Certification Group and to participate in its work. 4. The Stakeholder Certification Group shall advise the Agency in respect of the performance of its activities with regards Title III of the present Regulation. It shall in particular be entitled to propose to ENISA, to the Member States and to the Commission the preparation of a candidate European cybersecurity certification scheme, as conferred to in Article 44 of the present Regulation, as well as to participate in the procedures described in Articles 43 to 48 and Article 53 of the Present Regulation for the approval of such schemes. 5. For the purpose of ensuring that the Stakeholder Certification Group possesses the necessary expertise, the Executive Director or the members of the Stakeholder Certification Group shall nominate ad-hoc members for the proposal, development or adoption of any new candidate scheme. These ad-hoc members shall have the same rights and obligations as the appointed members, and shall be entitled to provide their expertise at any stage of the development and/ or the approval of the respective candidate scheme. An ad-hoc member may contribute to the work of the Stakeholder Certification Group for more than one candidate scheme.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 408 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 43 – paragraph 1
A European cybersecurity certification scheme shall attest that the ICT products and servic, services and processes that have been certified in accordance with such scheme comply with specified requirements as regards their ability to resist at a given level of assurance, actions that aim to compromise the availability, authenticity, integrity or confidentiality of stored or transmitted or processed data or the functions or services offered by, or accessible via, those products, processes, services and systems.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 412 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 1
1. Following a request from the Commission, ENISA shall prepare a candidate European cybersecurity certification scheme which meets the requirements set out in Articles 45, 46 and 47 of this Regulation. Member States or the European Cybersecurity Certification Group (the 'Group') established under Article 53 may, shall propose the preparation of a candidate scheme that falls under the scope of Article 45 (1) (c), while the Stakeholder Certification Group, established under Article [20b], shall propose the preparation of a candidate European cybersecurity certification scheme tohat falls under the scope of Article 45 (1) (a) or (b), to ENISA and the Commission.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 428 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 2
2. WhenBefore preparing candidate schemes referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, ENISA shall consult all relevant stakeholders and closely cooperate with the Group. The Group shall provide ENISA with the assistance and expert advice required by ENISA in relation to the preparation of the candidate scheme, including by providing opinions where necessarythe Commission shall conduct an open public consultation for all relevant stakeholders. In preparing the consultation the Commission shall closely cooperate with the European Cybersecurity Certification Group, ENISA and the Stakeholder Certification Group.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 429 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. The European Cybersecurity Certification Group and the Stakeholder Certification Group shall provide the assistance and expert advice required by ENISA in relation to the preparation of the candidate European cybersecurity scheme, including by providing opinions where necessary.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 430 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. Apart of in relation to the proposal of a scheme that falls under the scope of Article 45 (1) (a) and (b), the Stakeholder Certification Group shall be consulted by the Commission and asked for approval before the final adoption of a European cybersecurity certification scheme. The same shall apply for the proposal of a scheme that falls under the scope of Article 45 (1) (c) vis-à-vis the European Cybersecurity Certification Group.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 431 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 2 c (new)
2c. When preparing a candidate scheme, ENISA, with the advice of the European Cybersecurity Certification Group and the Stakeholder Certification Group for their respective candidate schemes, shall define a timeline by when the specific candidate scheme shall become effective. Failure to meet this deadline shall result in the candidate scheme being considered void and revoked.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 438 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 44 – paragraph 4
4. The Commission, based on the candidate scheme proposed by ENISA, may adopt implementingdelegated acts, in accordance with Article 55(1), providing for European cybersecurity certification schemes for ICT products and servic, services and processes meeting the requirements of Articles 45, 46 and 47 of this Regulation.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 447 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 45 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
A European cybersecurity certification scheme shall be so designed to take into account, as applicable, the following security objectivobjectives linked to the following categories:
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 448 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 45 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) protect data stored, transmitted or otherwise processed against accidental or unauthorised storage, processing, access or disclosure;For products corresponding to assurance level basic or the self- declaratory level of certification, consumer electronic devices as defined in Article 2 [(11) a (new)]. The European cybersecurity certification schemes for this category shall support the adoption and commercialisation of international standards from and to the Single Market.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 449 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 45 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) protect data stored, transmitFor products corresponding to assurance level substantial, ICT products, services and processes performing an industrial control systedm or otherwise processed against accidused in robotics and autonomous vehicles, or software and hardware terminal equipment used for the provision of essential or unauthorised destruction, accidental losservices for operators as defined in Directive (EU)2016/1148. The European cybersecurity certification schemes for althis category shall be based on internation;al standards.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 450 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 45 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) ensure that authorised persons, programmes or machinFor products corresponding to level of certification high, ICT products, services can access exclusively the data, services or functions to which their access rights refer;d processes used by public administration of a Member State. The European cybersecurity certification schemes for this category shall be based on international standards, existing national or multilateral standards in use by Member States.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 452 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 45 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) record which data, functions or services have been communicated, at what times and by whom;deleted
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 454 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 45 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) ensure that it is possible to check which data, services or functions have been accessed or used, at what times and by whom;deleted
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 455 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 45 – paragraph 1 – point f
(f) restore the availability and access to data, services and functions in a timely manner in the event of physical or technical incident;deleted
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 456 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 45 – paragraph 1 – point g
(g) ensure that ICT products and services are provided with up to date software that does not contain known vulnerabilities, and are provided mechanisms for secure software updates.deleted
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 461 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 45 – paragraph 1 – point g a (new)
(ga) ensure that the environment for ICT products and services is divided into smaller sub-systems and sub-networks to make it more manageable to protect and to contain the damage in the event of an incident.
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 471 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 1
1. A European cybersecurity certification scheme may specify one or more of the following assurance levels: basic, substantial and/or high, for ICT products and servic, services and processes issued under that scheme.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 487 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) assurance level basic shall refer to a certificate issued in the context of a European cybersecurity certification scheme, which provides a limited degree of confidence in the claimed or asserted cybersecurity qualities of an ICT product or ser consumer electronic device, and is characterised with reference to technical specifications, existing international standards and procedures related thereto, including technical controls, the purpose of which is to decrease the risk of cybersecurity incidents;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 489 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) assurance level basic shall refer to a certificate issued in the context of a European cybersecurity certification scheme, which provides a limited degree of confidence in the claimed or asserted cybersecurity qualities of an ICT product or servicto a device for consumer use, and is characterised with reference to technical specifications, existing international standards and procedures related thereto, including technical controls, the purpose of which is to decrease the risk of cybersecurity incidents;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 496 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) assurance level substantial shall refer to a certificate issued in the context of a European cybersecurity certification scheme, which provides a substantial degree of confidence in the claimed or asserted cybersecurity qualities of an ICT product or, service or process, and is characterised with reference to technical specifications, existing international standards and procedures related thereto, including technical controls, the purpose of which is to decrease substantially the risk of cybersecurity incidents;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 507 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) assurance level high shall refer to a certificate issued in the context of a European cybersecurity certification scheme that is based on a national or multilateral standard in use, which provides a higher degree of confidence in the claimed or asserted cybersecurity qualities of an ICT product or service than certificates with the assurance level substantial, and is characterised with reference to technical specifications, national and multilateral existing international standards and procedures related thereto, including technical controls, the purpose of which is to prevent cybersecurity incidents.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 512 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 a (new)
Article 46a According to the analysis of the specific risk, the appropriate conformity assessment method, including self- assessment, shall be identified as laid down in Article 4 and Annex II of Decision No 768/2008/EC.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 514 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 46 b (new)
Article 46b Without prejudice to paragraphs 1 and 2, ENISA may replace the requirements for the basic assurance level by introducing a functionality information scheme instead, as defined in Article 2. The criteria for such functionality information scheme shall be defined in advance with the participation of the Stakeholder Certification Group.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 528 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 47 – paragraph 1 – point f
(f) where the scheme provides for marks or labels, the conditions under which such marks or labeltechnical feature information schemes, the conditions under which such technical feature information schemes may be used;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 530 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 47 – paragraph 1 – point g a (new)
(ga) conditions for granting, maintaining, continuing, extending and reducing the scope of certification;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 541 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 47 – paragraph 1 – point m a (new)
(ma) types of conformity assessment, evaluation criteria and methods pursuant to Article 4 and Annex II of Decision 768/2008/EC.
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 543 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 47 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. For their relevant schemes, the Stakeholder Certification Group or the European Cybersecurity Certification Group must approve, following a duly motivated request from ENISA, any proposed addition to, deviation from, or non-reliance on, international or Union standards referred to in paragraph 1(b), at least two weeks prior to the candidate scheme’s transmission to the Commission pursuant to Article 44(3)
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 547 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 47 a (new)
Article 47a Schemes created pursuant to this Regulation shall not require notification of changes, amendments of certifications, or re-certification, unless such changes have a substantial adverse effect on the security of ICT products, services and processes as well as consumer electronic devices.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 548 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 48 – paragraph 1
1. ICT products and servic, services and processes that have been certified under a European cybersecurity certification scheme adopted pursuant to Article 44 shall be presumed to be compliant with the requirements of such scheme.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 551 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 48 – paragraph 2
2. The certification shall be voluntary, unless otherwise specified in Union law for ICT products, services and processes that fall under the scope of Article 45 (1) (a) and Article 45 (1) (b), unless otherwise specified in Union law, and mandatory for the ICT products, services and processes that fall under the scope of Article 45 (1) (c), unless otherwise specified in Union law or by the European Cybersecurity Certification Group.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 567 #

2017/0225(COD)

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

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 48 – paragraph 6
6. Certificates shall be issued for a maxinimum period of three years and may. They may then be renewed, under the same conditions, provided that the relevant requirements continue to be met. extended without cost for further periods, upon attestation by the certificate-holder that the relevant requirements continue to be met. Such attestation must be provided no sooner than six months and no later than 15 days before the expiry of the relevant period. Extensions of the certificates shall be allowed for the duration of the entire lifespan of the certified product.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 574 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 48 – paragraph 7
7. A European cybersecurity certificate issued pursuant to this Article shall be recognised in all Member States. as satisfying local cybersecurity requirements relating to ICT products and processes and consumer electronic devices covered by that certificate, taking into account the specified assurance level referred to in Article 46, and there shall be no discrimination between such certificates based either on the Member State of origin or the issuing conformity assessment body referred to in Article 51.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 576 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 48 – paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. An application for certification must be completed by 12 months from its date of submission, failing to which the conformity assessment body will lose its accreditation.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 578 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 48 a (new)
Article 48a Compatibility with international mutual recognition schemes 1. In the preparatory phase of a candidate European cybersecurity certification scheme, ENISA and, as appropriate, the Stakeholder Certification Group or the European Cybersecurity Certification Group, shall evaluate the relevance of existing international mutual recognition agreements and certifications. 2. This shall include an evaluation of whether any national cybersecurity certification schemes covered by the candidate scheme are subject to an international mutual recognition agreement. 3. Where relevant international mutual recognition agreements and certifications are determined to exist, ENISA shall aim to ensure compatibility by: (a) predicating the certification on the same standards; (b) aligning the scope, security objectives, evaluation methodology and assurance levels; (c) opening a dialogue with the equivalent governance body for objective of points (a) and (b).
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 581 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 1
1. Without prejudice to paragraph 3, national cybersecurity certification schemes and the related procedures for the ICT products and servic, services and processes covered by a European cybersecurity certification scheme shall cease to produce effects from the date established in the implementingdelegated act adopted pursuant Article 44(4). Existing national cybersecurity certification schemes and the related procedures for the ICT products and services not covered by a European cybersecurity certification scheme shall continue to exist.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 582 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Without prejudice to paragraph 3, references in applicable laws, rules, regulations or guidance to a national cybersecurity certification scheme that has ceased to produce legal effects pursuant to paragraph 1, shall be deemed to refer instead to the covering European cybersecurity certification scheme (mutatis mutandis).
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 584 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 49 a (new)
Article 49a Upon request by any natural or legal person ENISA shall determine whether, for the purposes of this Article, a specified national cybersecurity scheme is covered by a European cybersecurity scheme, ENISA shall reach its decision and render it public within four weeks of its receipt of the request.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 588 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 50 – paragraph 6 – point a
(a) monitor and enforce the application of the provisions under this Title at national level and supervise compliance of the certificates that have been issued by conformity assessment bodies established in their respective territories with the requirements set out in this Title and in the correspondingin accordance with the rules adopted by the European cCybersecurity cCertification schemeGroup pursuant to point (da) of Article 53(3);
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 591 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 50 – paragraph 6 – point b
(b) monitor and supervise and, at least every two years, assess the activities of conformity assessment bodies for the purpose of this Regulation, including in relation to the notification of conformity assessment bodies and the related tasks set out in Article 52 of this Regulation;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 593 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 50 – paragraph 6 – point c
(c) handle complaints lodged by natural or legal persons in relation to certificates issued by conformity assessment bodies established in their territories or to self-assessment of conformity made, investigate, to the extent appropriate, the subject matter of the complaint, and inform the complainant of the progress and the outcome of the investigation within a reasonable time period;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 594 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 50 – paragraph 6 – point c a (new)
(ca) report the results of verifications under point (a) and the assessments under point (b) to ENISA and the European Cybersecurity Certification Group;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 601 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 50 – paragraph 8
8. National certification supervisory authorities shall cooperate amongst each other and the Commission and, in particular, exchange information, experiences and good practices as regards cybersecurity certification and technical issues concerning cybersecurity of ICT products and servic, services and processes.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 603 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 50 a (new)
Article 50a Peer review 1. National certification supervisory authorities shall be subject to peer review in respect of any activity which they carry out pursuant to Article 50 of this Regulation. 2. Peer review shall cover the assessments of the procedures put in place by national certification supervisory authorities, in particular the procedures for checking the compliance of the products that are subject to cybersecurity certification, the competence of the personnel, the correctness of the checks and the inspection methodology as well as the correctness of the results. Peer review shall also assess whether the national certification supervisory authorities in question have sufficient recourses for the proper performance of their duties as required by paragraph 4 of Article 50. 3. Peer review of a national certification supervisory authority shall be carried out by two national certification supervisory authorities of other Member States and the Commission and shall be carried out at least once every five years. ENISA may participate in the peer review and shall decide on its participation on the basis of a risk assessment analysis. 4. The Commission is empowered, in accordance with Article 55a, to adopt delegated acts, in order to establish a plan for the peer review covering a period of at least five years, laying down criteria concerning the composition of the peer review team, the methodology used for the peer review, the schedule, periodicity and the other tasks related to the peer review. When adopting those delegated acts, the Commission shall take due account of the considerations of the Group. 5. The outcome of the peer review shall be examined by the Group. ENISA shall draw up a summary of the outcome and make it public.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 607 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 51 – paragraph 2
2. Accreditation shall be issued for a maximum of fiveten years and may be renewed on the same conditions provided that the conformity assessment body meets the requirements set out in this Article. Accreditation bodies shall revoke an accreditation of a conformity assessment body pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article where the conditions for the accreditation are not, or are no longer, met or where actions taken by a conformity assessment body infringe this Regulation.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 608 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 52 – paragraph 5
5. The Commission may, by means of implementingdelegated acts, define the circumstances, formats and procedures of notifications referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article. Those implementingdelegated acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 55(2).
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 609 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 53 – paragraph 2
2. The Group shall be composed of national certification supervisory authorities. The authorities shall be represented by the heads or by other high level representatives of national certification supervisory authorities. Upon invitation, members of the Stakeholder Certification Group shall be entitled to be present at the meetings of the European Cybersecurity Certification Group and to participate in its work.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 611 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 53 – paragraph 3 – point d a (new)
(da) to adopt binding rules determining the intervals at which national certification supervisory authorities are to carry out verifications of certificates and self-assessment of conformity, and the criteria, scale and scope of those verifications and to adopt common rules and standards for reporting, in accordance with Article50(6).
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 616 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 53 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. to take into account the results of stakeholder consultation conducted in preparation of a candidate scheme, in accordance of Article 44 of this Regulation;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 620 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 54 a (new)
Article 54a Right to an effective judicial redress against a supervisory authority 1. Without prejudice to any other administrative or non-judicial remedy, each natural or legal person shall have the right to an effective judicial redress: (a) against a decision of a conformity assessment body or national certification supervisory authority concerning them, including in relation to the recognition of a European cybersecurity certificate which such person or entity holds; and (b) where a national certification supervisory authority does not handle a complaint for which it is competent. 2. Proceedings against a conformity assessment body or national certification supervisory authority shall be brought before the courts of the Member State where the conformity assessment body or national certification supervisory authority is established.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 622 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 56 – paragraph 2
2. The evaluation shall also assess the impact, effectiveness and efficiency of the provisions of Title III with regard to the objectives of ensuring an adequate level of cybersecurity of ICT products and servic, services and processes in the Union and improving the functioning of the internal market. The Commission shall assess, five years after the adoption of the Regulation, a potential extension of the scope of Title III.
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 624 #

2017/0225(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 56 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. The evaluation shall assess the gradual move to mandatory certification, provided that the market assessment and relative stakeholders’ consultation show findings that support such action;
2018/04/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 153 #

2017/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. Member States mayshall maintain, amend or adopt mechanisms to screen foreign direct investments on the grounds of security or public order, under the conditions and in accordance with the terms set out in this Regulation.
2018/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 164 #

2017/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Every foreign direct investment must be analysed in the light of the vulnerability it could increase or create in the systems and networks which frame European activities, through all types of viral-like disorders.
2018/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 165 #

2017/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. Every foreign direct investment resulting in a dominant position must be analysed in the light of the dependency it creates or increases in a given field or sector.
2018/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 208 #

2017/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 a (new)
The screening on the grounds of security and public order should include; – The extent to which a foreign direct investment is part of a state-led industrial policy strategy in support of strategic national interests; – The degree of reciprocity in openness to foreign direct investments. Furthermore the Commission may take into account whether the foreign investor: – Is controlled by the government of a third country; – Receives substantial state aid ; – Respects core labour standards and international agreements on sustainable development in its global operations.
2018/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 221 #

2017/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Every screening mechanism shall consist in an ex ante examination and shall lead to a formal authorisation by the relevant Member-State, or by the Commission for projects and programmes of Union interest.
2018/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 238 #

2017/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 3
3. Member States that do not maintain screening mechanisms shall provide the Commission with an annual report covering foreign directs investments that took place in their territory, on the basis of information available to them.
2018/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 325 #

2017/0224(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 a (new)
Article 12a Investment Screening Coordination Group 1. An Investment Screening Coordination Group chaired by a representative of the Commission shall be set up. Every Member-State shall be represented. 2. The group may exchange views and information on any foreign direct investment that is undergoing screening within the framework of Member States’ screening mechanisms and for which a cooperation mechanism has been activated under Article 8 or 9. 3. The Commission shall submit an annual report in writing to the European Parliament on the activities, examinations and exchange of views of the Investment Screening Coordination Group.
2018/03/02
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 47 #

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 and balanced 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 and to promote the Member States’ joint purchase and maintenance of defence equipment. The Fund would complement national budgets already used for this purpose and should act as an incentive for Member States to invest more in defence. The Fund would support cooperation during the whole cycle of defence product and technology development by enhancing synergies and budgetary efficiency.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 67 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) 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. In order to foster open and fair cooperation in the internal market, the Programme shall actively support the cross-border participation of SMEs.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 156 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) The promotion of innovation and technological development in the Union defence industry should take place in a manner coherent with the security interests of the Union. Accordingly, the action's contribution to those interests and to the defence capability priorities commonly agreed by Member States should serve as an award criterion. Within the Union, common defence capability priorities are identified notably through the Capability Development Plan. Other Union processes such as the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD) and the Permanent Structured Cooperation will support the implementation of relevant priorities through enhanced cooperation. Where appropriate regional or international cooperative initiatives, such as in the NATO context, and serving the Union security and defence interest, mayshould also be taken into account.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 195 #

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 transparently selected independent experts, 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
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 200 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) The Commission should draw up an implementation report at the end of the Programme, and an interim report after one year of implementation of the Programme, examining the financial activities in terms of financial implementation results and where possible, impact. Thise reports 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. The interim report should be presented to the European Parliament and should be part of the text of the new programme for the period after 2020. The implementation report shall be presented to the European Parliament.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 211 #

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 and to strengthen the Union´s strategic autonomy by supporting actions in their development phase;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 213 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) to foster theensure a competitiveness and, innovation capacity of the Unionve and balanced basis for Europe’s defence industry across the EU, by supporting actions carried out in the Union in their development phase;
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 259 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3
3. The Union's financial assistance shall be implemented by the Commission as provided for by Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 directly or indirectly by entrusting budget implementation tasks to the European Defence Agency or the entities listed in Article 58(1) (c) of that Regulation.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 418 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 a (new)
The results of actions which receive funding under the Programme shall not be subject to any control or restriction by a third country or a non-EU entity.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 450 #

2017/0125(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall be assisted by a committee. That committee shall be a committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011. The European Defence Agency shall be invited to contribute as observer.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 465 #

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, as appropriate, put forward a legislative proposal for a continuation of the industrial development programme in the field of defence, together with appropriate financing under the new multiannual financial framework.
2017/12/05
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 49 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) Having evaluated the effectiveness and efficiency of the implementation of the existing set of Union social rules in road transport, and in particular Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council9 , certain deficiencies were identified in the existing legal framework. Unclear and unsuitable rules on weekly rest, resting facilities, breaks in multi-manning and the absence of rules on the return of drivers to their home, lead to diverging interpretations and enforcement practices in the Member States. Several Member States recently adopted unilateral measures further increasing legal uncertainty and unequal treatment of drivers and operators. _________________ 9 Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport and amending Council Regulations (EEC) No 3821/85 and (EC) No 2135/98 and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 3820/85 (OJ L 102, 11.4.2006, p. 1).
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 94 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) There are differences among Member States in the interpretation and implementation of the weekly rest requirements as regards the place where the weekly rest should be taken. It is therefore appropriate to clarify that requirement to ensure that drivers are provided with adequate accommodat. It is desirable to adapt the provision foron their regular weekly rest periods if they are taken away from homeand any weekly rest of more than 45 hours in a such a way that it is easier for drivers to spend it in a suitable rest area.
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 197 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 a (new)
Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point r a (new)
(2a) In Article 4, the following points (s)and (t)are added: "(ra) “secure parking lot” means a place that is enclosed by a barrier and organised with a check-in mode, with 24- hour armed or unarmed security; (rb) “home” means the employer's operational centre where the driver is based or to the driver's place of residence.
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 210 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 b (new) Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
The total accumulated driving time during any two(2b) In Article 6, paragraph 3 shall be amended as follows: "The total accumulated driving time during any four consecutive weeks shall not exceed 180 hours. The total accumulated driving time during any three consecutive weeks shall not exceed 1590 hours. " Or. en (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32006R0561&from=EN)
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 249 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point a
Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
Article 8 – paragraph 6 – introductory part
In any fourtwo consecutive weeks a driver shall take at least:
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 253 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point a Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
(a) fourtwo regular weekly rest periods, or
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 267 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point a
Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
Article 8 – paragraph 6 – point b
(b) twoone regular weekly rest periods of at least 45 hours and twoone reduced weekly rest periods of at least 24 hours.
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 276 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point a
Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
Article 8 – paragraph 6 – subparagraph 2
For the purposes of point (b), the reducedA weekly rest periods shall be compensated by an equivalent period of rest taken en bloc before the end of the third week following the week in queststart no later than at the end of six 24-hour periods from the end of the previous weekly rest periond.
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 330 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point c
Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
Article 8 – Article 8 a
8a. The regular weekly rest periods and any weekly rest of more than 45 hours taken in compensation for previous reduced weekly rest shall not be taken in a vehicle. They shall be taken in a, but with an exemption: when the cabin is equipped with suitable faccommodation, with adequate sleepilities and the truck is parked ing and sanitary facilities; “secure parking lot”
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 489 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 165/2014
Article 34 – paragraph 7 – subparagraph 1
7. The driver shall enter in the digital tachograph the symbols of the countries in which the daily working period started and finished as well as where and when the driver has crossed a border in the vehicle on arrival at the suitablefirst planned stopping place. Member States may require drivers of vehicles engaged in transport operations inside their territory to add more detailed geographic specifications to the country symbol, provided that those Member States have notified those detailed geographic specifications to the Commission before 1 April 1998..
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 271 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall not apply points (b) and (c) of the first subparagraph of Article 3 (1) of Directive 96/71/EC to drivers in the road transport sector employed by undertakings referred to in Article 1(3)(a) of that Directive, when performing international carriage operations or cabotage operations as defined by Regulations 1072/2009 and 1073/2009 where the period of posting to their territory to perform these operations is shorter than or equal to 3 daytwelve days in case of international carriage operations and seven days in case of cabotage operations during a period of one calendar month.;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 309 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2
When the period of posting is longer than 312 days for international transport and as of day 7 for cabotage, Member States shall apply points (b) and (c) of the first subparagraph of Article 3 (1) of Directive 96/71/EC for the entire period of posting to their territory during the period of one calendar month referred to in the first subparagraph.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 321 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point a (new)
(a) Notwithstanding Article 2(1) of Directive 96/71/EC, a driver shall not be considered to be posted to the territory of a Member State that the driver transits through without loading or unloading freight and without picking up or setting down passengers.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 345 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 3 – introductory part
3. For the purposes of the calculation of the periods of posting referred to in paragraph 2, a day shall consist of 24 hours:
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 352 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 3 – point a
(a) a daily working period shorter than six hours spent in the territory of a host Member State shall be considered as half a day;deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 365 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 3 – point b
(b) a daily working period of six hours or more spent in the territory of a host Member State shall be considered as a full day;deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 383 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 3 – point c
(c) breaks and rest periods, except weekly rest, as well as periods of availability spent in the territory of a host Member State shall be considered as working period.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 550 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 5
5. For the purposes of point (a) of paragraph 4 the road transport operator may provide a posting declaration covering a period of a maximum of six months.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 28 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) In order to increase the added value of the appeal committee its role should therefore be strengthened by providing for the possibility of holding a further meeting of the appeal committee whenever no opinion is delivered. The appropriate level of representation at the further meeting of the appeal committee should be ministerial level, to ensure a political discussion. To allow the organisation of such a further meeting the timeframe for the appeal committee to deliver an opinion should be extended.deleted
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 32 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8 a (new)
(8a) In order to establish a right to opt out of the implementing act, where Member states have a serious concern and where the Appeal Committee does not deliver an opinion due to the Member States failing to reach the required majority, the Commission should be free to adopt the implementing act. However, that implementing act should not have a binding effect on the Member States that voted against it, and in cases in which it concerns the protection of the health or safety of humans, animals or plants.
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 36 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) The voting rules for the appeal committee should be changed in order to reduce the risk of no opinion being delivered and to provide an incentive for Member State representatives to take a clear position. To this end only Member States which are present or represented, and which do not abstain, should be considered as participating Member States for the calculation of the qualified majority. In order to ensure that the voting outcome is representative a vote should only be considered valid if a simple majority of the Member States are participating members of the appeal committee. If the quorum is not reached before expiry of the time-limit for the committee to take a decision, it will be considered that the committee delivered no opinion, as is the case today.deleted
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 37 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) The Commission should have the possibility, in specific cases, to ask the Council to indicate its views and orientation on the wider implications of the absence of an opinion, including the institutional, legal, political and international implications. The Commission should take account of any position expressed by the Council within 3 months after the referral. In duly justified cases, the Commission may indicate a shorter deadline in the referral.deleted
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 44 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11
(11) Transparency on the votes of Member State representatives at the appeal committee level should be increased and the individual Member State representatives' votes should be made publicshould be increased throughout the entire advisory, examination and appeal committee procedure. The discussions throughout all the committee procedures should be web streamed live.
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 51 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 182/2011
Article 3 – paragraph 7
(1) in Article 3(7), the following sixth subparagraph is added: ‘Where no opinion is delivered in the appeal committee pursuant to the second subparagraph of Article 6(3), the chair may decide that the appeal committee shall hold a further meeting, at ministerial level. In such cases the appeal committee shall deliver its opinion within 3 months of the initial date of referral. ;’deleted
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 56 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
(a) in paragraph 1, the following second subparagraph is added: ‘However, only members of the appeal committee who are present or represented at the time of the vote, and do not abstain from voting, shall be considered as participating members of the appeal committee. The majority referred to in Article 5(1) shall be the qualified majority referred to in Article 238(3) (a) TFEU. A vote shall only be considered to be valid if a simple majority of the Member States are participating members.;’deleted
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 59 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point b
Regulation (EU) No 182/2011
Article 6 – paragraph 3a
(b) the following paragraph 3a is inserted: ‘3a. Where no opinion is delivered in the appeal committee, the Commission may refer the matter to the Council for an opinion indicating its views and orientation on the wider implications of the absence of opinion, including the institutional, legal, political and international implications. The Commission shall take account of any position expressed by the Council within 3 months after the referral. In duly justified cases, the Commission may indicate a shorter deadline in the referral.;’deleted
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 65 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point b a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 182/2011
Article 6 – paragraph 4 a (new)
(ba) 4a. By way of derogation from paragraph 3, when the Appeal Committee does not deliver an opinion voted by the majority provided for in Article 5(1), the Commission shall adopt that draft implementing act. This act has no binding effect on a Member State that has voted against the draft implementing act, which concerns the protection of the health or safety of humans, animals or plants.
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 67 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EU) No 182/2011
Article 10
(3) Article 10 is amended as follows: (a) replaced by the following: ‘(e) case of the appeal committee, the votes expressed by the representative of each Member State; ;’ ‘5. referred to in points (a) to (d), (f) and (g) of paragraph 1 as well as the information referred to in points (e) and (h) of that paragraph shall be made public in the register.’deleted in paragraph 1, point (e) is the voting results including, in the The references of all documents
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 68 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point -a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 182/2011
Article 10 – paragraph 1
-a Article 1 - paragraph 1 - point 2 - point a a (new) "Article 10 Information on committee proceedings 1. The Commission shall keep a public register of committee proceedings which shall contain: (a) a list of committees; (b) the agendas of committee meetings; (c) the summary records, together with the lists of the authorities and organisations to which the persons designated by the Member States to represent them belong; (d) the draft implementing acts on which the committees are asked to deliver an opinion; (e) the voting results; (f) the final draft implementing acts following delivery of the opinion of the committees; (g) information concerning the adoption of the final draft implementing acts by the Commission; and (h) statistical data on the work of the committees. " Or. en (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/ALL/?uri=celex%3A32011R0182)
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 72 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point b
Regulation (EU) No 182/2011
Article 10 – paragraph 5
(b) paragraph 5 is replaced by the following: ‘5. referred to in points (a) to (d), (f) and (g) of paragraph 1 as well as the information referred to in points (e) and (h) of that paragraph shall be made public in the register.’deleted The references of all documents
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 75 #

2017/0035(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point b a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 182/2011
Article 10 – paragraph 3 and 4
(ba) In Article 10, paragraphs 3 and 4 are deleted.
2018/02/14
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 90 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) The principles of data protection by design and by default were codified under Article 25 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679. Currently, the default settings for cookies are set in most current browsers to ‘accept all cookies’. Therefore providers of software enabling the retrieval and presentation of information on the internet should have an obligation to configure the software so that it offers the option to prevent third parties from storing information on the terminal equipment; this is often presented as ‘reject third party cookies’. End-users should be offered a set of privacy setting options, ranging from higher (for example, ‘never accept cookies’) to lower (for example, ‘always accept cookies’) and two intermediate (for example, ‘reject third partyracking cookies’ or ‘only accept first party cookicookies on whitelisted and/or frequently visited information society services’). Such privacy settings should be presented in a an easily visible and intelligible manner.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 99 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) Accessing electronic communications networks requires the regular emission of certain data packets in order to discover or maintain a connection with the network or other devices on the network. Furthermore, devices must have a unique address assigned in order to be identifiable on that network. Wireless and cellular telephone standards similarly involve the emission of active signals containing unique identifiers such as a MAC address, the IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity), the IMSI etc. A single wireless base station (i.e. a transmitter and receiver), such as a wireless access point, has a specific range within which such information may be captured. Service providers have emerged who offer tracking services based on the scanning of equipment related information with diverse functionalities, including people counting, providing data on the number of people waiting in line, ascertaining the number of people in a specific area, etc. This information may be used for more intrusive purposes, such as to send commercial messages to end-users, for example when they enter stores, with personalized offers. While some of these functionalities do not entail high privacy risks, others do, for example, those involving the tracking of individuals over time, including repeated visits to specified locations. Providers engaged in such practices should not only display prominent notices in public spaces, located on the edge of the area of coverage, but also send information to the terminal equipment, informing end-users prior to entering the defined area that the technology is in operation within a given perimeter, the purpose of the tracking, the person responsible for it and the existence of any measure the end-user of the terminal equipment can take to minimize or stop the collection. Additional information should be provided where personal data are collected pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 118 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 2
2. This Regulation ensures the accurate and sustainable functioning of the digital single market and the free movement of electronic communications data and electronic communications services within the Union, which shall be neither restricted nor prohibited for reasons related to the respect for the private life and communications of natural and legal persons and the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 121 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1
1. This Regulation applies to the processing of electronic communications data carried out in connection with the provision and the use ofwhen making available and utilizing electronic communications services, network services, and to information related to the terminal equipment of end-users.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 137 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3 – point b
(b) ‘electronic communications content’ means the content exchanged by means of publically accessible electronic communications services, such as text, voice, videos, images, and sound;
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 140 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3 – point c
(c) ‘electronic communications metadata’ means all data processed in an electronicopen communications network for the purposes of transmitting, distributing or exchanging electronic communications content; including data used to trace and identify the source and destination of a communication, data on the location of the device generated in the context of providing electronic communications services, and the date, time, duration and the type of communication;
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 145 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3 – point g
(g) ‘direct marketing voice-to-voice calls’ means live calls, which do not entail the use of automated calling systems and communication systems; this shall not include calls and text messages linked to Amber Alert;
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 149 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1
Electronic communications data shall be confidential. Any interference with electronic communications data, regardless of whether the communication involves natural or legal persons. Any interference with electronic communications inactive data that is stored physically in any digital form, or data in motion, such as by listening, tapping, storing, monitoring, scanning or other kinds of interception, surveillance or processing of electronic communications data, by persons other than the send-userer or intended recipients, shall be prohibited, except when permitted by this Regulation.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 161 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) it is necessary to maintain or, restore the securand protect the security, constancy, confidentiality, availability and authenticity of electronic communications networks and services, or detect technical faults and/or errors in the transmission of electronic communications, for the duration necessary for that purpose; providers of electronic communications networks and services are encouraged to ensure through proportionate means the impediment of distribution of malicious software in line with Article 7(a) of Directive 2013/40/EU.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 168 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. Providers of electronic communications services and network providers may process electronic communications metadata if:
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 171 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) it is necessary to meet mandatory quality of service requirements pursuant to [Directive establishing the European Electronic Communications Code] or Regulation (EU) 2015/212028 for the duration necessary for that purpose; or for the purpose of network planning of the Electronic Communication Systems; or for the purpose of technological innovations, strictly related to the improvement of the network. This should be possible under the following safeguards: approval of the supervisory authority; pseudonymisation of the data, only if anonymisation is not possible for the purpose of the service; the minimum data required should be processed. _________________ 28 Regulation (EU) 2015/2120 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 laying down measures concerning open internet access and amending Directive 2002/22/EC on universal service and users’ rights relating to electronic communications networks and services and Regulation (EU) No 531/2012 on roaming on public mobile communications networks within the Union (OJ L 310, 26.11.2015, p. 1–18).
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 174 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) it is necessary for billing, calculating interconnection payments, detecting or stopping fraudulent, or abusive use of, or subscription to, electronic communications services; or scams schemes affecting third parties connected to the network; or
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 182 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Even in the denial or absence of consent of an end-user, for the processing of metadata in order to locate an individual, in cases of calls to emergency services, exclusively for Amber Alert and the European emergency phone number (112).
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 199 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – title
Protection of information stored in and related to end-users’transmitted to, stored in, restored from or processed in any other way relative to terminal equipment
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 225 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point d a (new)
(d a) for emergency services acting on calls to the European emergency phone number (112) or Amber Alert.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 232 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. It is necessary to safeguard the security and privacy of the end-user, as well as to guarantee the incorruptibility, accessibility, confidentiality, and authenticity of terminal equipment or the electronic communication network or services.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 242 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) a clear and prominent notice is displayed informing of, at least, the public space as a warning, additionally information is sent to terminal equipment providing the end- user with an option of informed consent, as well as with additional information regarding the modalities of the collection, its purpose, the person responsible for it and the other information required under Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 where personal data are collected, as well as any measure the end-user of the terminal equipment can take to stop or minimise the collection.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 248 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3
3. The information to be provided pursuant to point (b) of paragraph 2 may be provided in combination with standardized icons in order to give a meaningful overview of the collection in an easily visible, intelligible and clearly legible manner; in order to provide this information, a labelling scheme can be used for software and terminal equipment, specifying the security and quality characteristics.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 250 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Relevant technical guidelines shall be developed by the competent European authorities.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 261 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 3
3. End-users who have consented to the processing of electronic communications data as set out in point (c) of Article 6(2) and points (a) and (b) of Article 6(3) shall be given the possibility to withdraw their consent at any time as set forth under Article 7(3) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and be reminded of this possibility at periodic intervals of 6 months, as long as the processing continues.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 266 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. The possibility of proper informed consent should be applied in all cases.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 267 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. The possibility to easily revoke consent should be offered in an explicit manner.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 273 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1
1. Software and terminal equipment placed on the market permitting electronic communications, including the retrieval and presentation of information on the internet, shall offer the option to prevent third parties from storing information on the terminal equipment of an end-user or processing information already stored on that equipmenta set of four different privacy settings by design, including an option to accept cookies from whitelisted and/or frequently visited information society services.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 274 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Additional information practices should be put in place explaining clearly and briefly the necessity and purpose of the active tracking cookies.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 283 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 2
2. Upon installation, the software shall inform the end-user about the privacy settings options and, to continue with the installation, require the end-user to consent to a settinghoose a setting. Settings must be easily accessible and modifiable during the use of the terminal equipment or software.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 288 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 3
3. In the case of software which has already been installed on 25 May 2018, the requirements under paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be complied with at the time of the first update of the software, but no later than 25 AugustMay 20189.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 290 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 a (new)
Article 10 a Information society services should respond to an emitted '' Do Not Track '' (DNT) signal, by indicating to the end- user that tracking cookies have been switched off.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 300 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
1. Regardless of whether the calling end-user has prevented the presentation of the calling line identification, where a call is made to emergency services, providers of publicly available number-based interpersonal communications services shall override the elimination of the presentation of the calling line identification and the denial or absence of consent of an end-user for the processing of metadata, on a per-line basis for organisations dealing with emergency communications, including public safety answering points, for the purpose of responding to such communications.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 311 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2
2. The providers of a publicly available directory shall inform end-users who are natural persons acting out of their business capacity whose personal data are in the directory of the available search functions of the directory and obtain end- users’ consent before enabling such search functions related to their own data.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 313 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 3
3. The providers of publicly available directories shall provide end-users that are legal persons or natural persons acting in their business capacity with the possibility to object to data related to them being included in the directory. Providers shall give such end-users that are legal persons the means to verify, correct and delete such data.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 356 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 27 – paragraph 1
1. Directive 2002/58/EC is repealed with effect from 25 MayNovember 2018.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 358 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 28 – paragraph 1
By 1 Januaryune 2018 at the latest, the Commission shall establish a detailed programme for monitoring the effectiveness of this Regulation.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 360 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
It shall apply from 25 MayNovember 2018.
2017/06/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 389 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3 – point g
(g) 'direct marketing voice-to-voice calls' means live calls, which do not entail the use of automated calling systems and communication systems; this shall not include calls and text messages linked to Amber Alert;
2017/07/14
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 430 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) it is necessary to maintain or, restore the securand protect the security, constancy, confidentiality, availability and authenticity of electronic communications networks and services, or detect technical faults and/or errors in the transmission of electronic communications, for the duration necessary for that purpose; providers of electronic communications networks and services are encouraged to ensure through proportionate means the impediment of distribution of malicious software in line with Article 7(a) of Directive 2013/40/EU.
2017/07/14
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 457 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – point a a (new)
(a a) even in the denial or absence of consent of an end-user for the processing of metadata in order to locate an individual in cases of calls to emergency services exclusively for Amber Alert and the European emergency phone number (112).
2017/07/14
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 527 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(b a) for emergency services acting on calls to the European emergency phone number (112) or Amber Alert
2017/07/14
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 578 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. It is necessary to safeguard the security and privacy of the end-user, as well as to guarantee the incorruptibility, accessibility, confidentiality, and authenticity of terminal equipment or the electronic communication network or services.
2017/07/14
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 604 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3
3. The information to be provided pursuant to point (b) of paragraph 2 may be provided in combination with standardized icons in order to give a meaningful overview of the collection in an easily visible, intelligible and clearly legible manner;in order to provide this information a labelling scheme can be used for software and terminal equipment specifying the security and quality characteristics.
2017/07/14
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 666 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 3
3. In the case of software which has already been installed on 25 May 2018, the requirements under paragraphs 1 and 2 shall be complied with at the time of the first update of the software, but no later than 25 AugustMay 20189.
2017/07/14
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 691 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1
1. Regardless of whether the calling end-user has prevented the presentation of the calling line identification, where a call is made to emergency services, providers of publicly available number-based interpersonal communications services shall override the elimination of the presentation of the calling line identification and the denial or absence of consent of an end-user for the processing of metadata, on a per-line basis for organisations dealing with emergency communications, including public safety answering points, for the purpose of responding to such communications.
2017/07/14
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 820 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 27 – paragraph 1
1. Directive 2002/58/EC is repealed with effect from 25 MayNovember 2018.
2017/07/14
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 826 #

2017/0003(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
It shall apply from 25 MayNovember 2018.
2017/07/14
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 149 #

2016/0382(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 12
(12) The Commission should focus the allocation of funds on the reduction of the cost of capital of renewables projects, which has a material impact on the cost of renewable energy projects and on their competitiveness.Renewable energy technologies have generally very low operating costs due to the absence of fuel costs. To enhance their competitiveness, it is therefore important to minimise their capital costs. Due to high perceived country risk and high policy instability and unpredictability, the cost of capital of renewable projects is very high in some European countries. Hence the Commission should focus the allocation of funds on the reduction of the cost of capital of renewables projects, which has a material impact on the cost of renewable energy projects and on their competitiveness. It should consider the use of a