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Activities of Claudia SCHMIDT

Plenary speeches (40)

Enforcement requirements and specific rules for posting drivers in the road transport sector - Daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and rest periods and positioning by means of tachographs - Adapting to development in the road transport sector (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2017/0123(COD)
Discharge 2017 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2018/2219(DEC)
Discharge 2017 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2018/2219(DEC)
Emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2017/0293(COD)
EU Anti-Fraud Programme (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2018/0211(COD)
Protection of the Union's budget in case of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in the Member States (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2018/0136(COD)
Charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2017/0114(COD)
Charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2017/0114(COD)
Emission performance standards for new passenger cars and for new light commercial vehicles (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2017/0293(COD)
Anti-corruption (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2018/2735(RSP)
Common rules in the field of civil aviation and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2015/0277(COD)
CO2 emissions from and fuel consumption of new heavy-duty vehicles (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2017/0111(COD)
Commission decision adopted on the third Mobility Package (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Discharge 2016 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2017/2158(DEC)
Presentation of the Court of Auditors' annual report - 2016 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dieselgate: strengthening EU environment, health, consumer rights standards in connection to recent actions by Member States, including Germany and Austria (topical debate) (Article 153a) DE
2016/11/22
Fight against fraud to the Union's financial interests by means of criminal law (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2012/0193(COD)
Decision adopted on Mobility package (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Road transport in the European Union (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2017/2545(RSP)
Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2017/2526(RSP)
Presentation of the Court of Auditors' annual report - 2015 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs - Cohesion Policy and Research and Innovation Strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3) - European territorial cooperation - best practices and innovative measures - EU strategy for the Alpine region (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2015/2278(INI)
Discharge 2014 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2015/2205(DEC)
Discharge 2014 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2015/2205(DEC)
Tobacco agreement (PMI agreement) (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2016/2555(RSP)
Tobacco agreement (PMI agreement) (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2016/2555(RSP)
Presentation of the Court of Auditors' annual report - 2014 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Intellectual property rights: an EU action plan (short presentation) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2014/2151(INI)
Tobacco agreements (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Discharge 2013 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2014/2140(DEC)
Annual report 2013 on the protection of EU's financial interests - Fight against fraud (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2014/2155(INI)
Cross-border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2014/0218(COD)
Launch of the European Year for Development (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Commission work programme 2015 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Delays in the start-up of cohesion policy for 2014-2020 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Presentation of the Court of Auditors' annual report - 2013 (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Better prevention and management of floods at European level (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Digital single market (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Impact on European agriculture of the trade ban on agricultural products and foodstuffs from the EU, imposed by the Russian Federation (debate) DE
2016/11/22
Payment situation in the EU budget given the unprecedented level of outstanding EU commitments (debate) DE
2016/11/22

Reports (3)

REPORT on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017, Section I – European Parliament PDF (270 KB) DOC (124 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: CONT
Dossiers: 2018/2167(DEC)
Documents: PDF(270 KB) DOC(124 KB)
REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic freight transport information PDF (233 KB) DOC (100 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2018/0140(COD)
Documents: PDF(233 KB) DOC(100 KB)
REPORT on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2014 PDF (378 KB) DOC (169 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: CONT
Dossiers: 2015/2203(DEC)
Documents: PDF(378 KB) DOC(169 KB)

Shadow reports (9)

REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/96/EC on road infrastructure safety management PDF (240 KB) DOC (106 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2018/0129(COD)
Documents: PDF(240 KB) DOC(106 KB)
REPORT on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 92/106/EEC on the establishment of common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods between Member States PDF (973 KB) DOC (153 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2017/0290(COD)
Documents: PDF(973 KB) DOC(153 KB)
REPORT on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016, Section I – European Parliament PDF (724 KB) DOC (110 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: CONT
Dossiers: 2017/2137(DEC)
Documents: PDF(724 KB) DOC(110 KB)
REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on rail transport statistics (recast) PDF (551 KB) DOC (59 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2017/0146(COD)
Documents: PDF(551 KB) DOC(59 KB)
REPORT on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2015 PDF (401 KB) DOC (97 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: CONT
Dossiers: 2016/2202(DEC)
Documents: PDF(401 KB) DOC(97 KB)
REPORT on logistics in the EU and multimodal transport in the new TEN-T corridors PDF (359 KB) DOC (75 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2015/2348(INI)
Documents: PDF(359 KB) DOC(75 KB)
RECOMMENDATION FOR SECOND READING on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 91/2003 on rail transport statistics, as regards the collection of data on goods, passengers and accidents PDF (451 KB) DOC (49 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2013/0297(COD)
Documents: PDF(451 KB) DOC(49 KB)
REPORT on an EU Strategy for the Alpine region PDF (435 KB) DOC (228 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: REGI
Dossiers: 2015/2324(INI)
Documents: PDF(435 KB) DOC(228 KB)
REPORT on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the eighth, ninth and tenth European Development Funds for the financial year 2013 PDF (197 KB) DOC (131 KB)
2016/11/22
Committee: CONT
Dossiers: 2014/2077(DEC)
Documents: PDF(197 KB) DOC(131 KB)

Opinions (5)

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy
2016/11/22
Committee: CONT
Documents: PDF(199 KB) DOC(159 KB)
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Railway Agency for the financial year 2015
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Documents: PDF(177 KB) DOC(66 KB)
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the financial year 2015
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Documents: PDF(176 KB) DOC(68 KB)
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the SESAR Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2015
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Documents: PDF(176 KB) DOC(67 KB)
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Maritime Safety Agency for the financial year 2015
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Documents: PDF(174 KB) DOC(64 KB)

Shadow opinions (9)

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and financial rules for those and for the Asylum and Migration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Border Management and Visa Instrument
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2018/0196(COD)
Documents: PDF(288 KB) DOC(146 KB)
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Connecting Europe Facility and repealing Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No 283/2014
2016/11/22
Committee: REGI
Documents: DOC(188 KB)
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) and establishing the EFSD Guarantee and the EFSD Guarantee Fund
2016/11/22
Committee: CONT
Dossiers: 2016/0281(COD)
Documents: PDF(544 KB) DOC(146 KB)
OPINION on an EU strategy for the Alpine Region
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2015/2324(INI)
Documents: PDF(128 KB) DOC(191 KB)
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the SESAR Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2013
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2014/2130(DEC)
Documents: PDF(108 KB) DOC(167 KB)
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Railway Agency (ERA) for the financial year 2013
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2014/2111(DEC)
Documents: PDF(110 KB) DOC(170 KB)
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the financial year 2013
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2014/2106(DEC)
Documents: PDF(111 KB) DOC(173 KB)
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) for the financial year 2013
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2014/2105(DEC)
Documents: PDF(108 KB) DOC(168 KB)
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2013, Section III – Commission and executive agencies
2016/11/22
Committee: TRAN
Dossiers: 2014/2075(DEC)
Documents: PDF(111 KB) DOC(171 KB)

Institutional motions (1)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the integrity policy of the Commission, in particular the appointment of the Secretary-General of the European Commission PDF (280 KB) DOC (57 KB)
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2018/2624(RSP)
Documents: PDF(280 KB) DOC(57 KB)

Oral questions (3)

Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information PDF (196 KB) DOC (21 KB)
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2017/2900(RSP)
Documents: PDF(196 KB) DOC(21 KB)
Commission's approval of Germany's revised plan to introduce a road toll PDF (197 KB) DOC (19 KB)
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2017/2526(RSP)
Documents: PDF(197 KB) DOC(19 KB)
Switch between summer and winter time PDF (195 KB) DOC (17 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(195 KB) DOC(17 KB)

Written explanations (2)

Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation (B8-0068/2018) DE

Klare Unterstützung für die Forderung „Null Toleranz gegenüber Genitalverstümmelung bei Frauen“ in der gleichnamigen Resolution, die wir im Europäischen Parlament verabschiedet haben. Genitalverstümmelung ist eine grausame Form der Verletzung der Rechte von Frauen und stellt weltweit leider immer noch ein Problem dar. Die Forderungen betreffend den reproduktiven und sexuellen Rechte lehne ich entschieden ab und daher habe ich gegen die entsprechenden Anträge im Text gestimmt.
2016/11/22
Objection to an implementing measure: scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties (B8-0542/2017) DE

Ich habe mich bei dem Entschließungsantrag zu dem Entwurf der Verordnung der Kommission zur Festlegung wissenschaftlicher Kriterien für die Bestimmung endokrinschädlicher Eigenschaften enthalten. Die Evaluierung von wissenschaftlichen Kriterien soll keine politische Entscheidung sein, denn bei der Ausarbeitung selbiger waren Experten im Einsatz. Dem Vorwurf, dass der Verordnungsvorschlag nicht objektiv klassifizierbar wäre, steht die Gefahr gegenüber, dass die derzeit geltenden interimistischen Kriterien nicht geeignet sind, die endokrinen Disruptoren nach heutigem Stand der Technik zufriedenstellend zu regeln. Die Europäische Kommission ist aufgerufen, dieses Vakuum so schnell wie möglich zu schließen.
2016/11/22

Written questions (33)

VP/HR - commercial links to funders of terrorist networks PDF (101 KB) DOC (16 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(101 KB) DOC(16 KB)
Illegal entry via Istanbul Ataturk Airport PDF (5 KB) DOC (18 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(5 KB) DOC(18 KB)
Cooperation between the Commission and Ernst & Young PDF (5 KB) DOC (17 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(5 KB) DOC(17 KB)
Lack of competition in the aviation sector PDF (103 KB) DOC (18 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(103 KB) DOC(18 KB)
European Development Funds PDF (103 KB) DOC (24 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(103 KB) DOC(24 KB)
Commission action to clarify the conditions for registration on the SISTRI system, and their compatibility with EU law. PDF (105 KB) DOC (24 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(105 KB) DOC(24 KB)
Baltic-Adriatic rail axis PDF (4 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(4 KB) DOC(23 KB)
European Development Fund PDF (5 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(5 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Cross-border postal delivery PDF (103 KB) DOC (25 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(103 KB) DOC(25 KB)
Financing environmentally friendly energy projects by the sale of emission allowances PDF (100 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(100 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Green Paper - European Transparency Initiative PDF (103 KB) DOC (24 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(103 KB) DOC(24 KB)
Macro-regional strategies in the European context PDF (99 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(99 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Toll system PDF (102 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(102 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Abolishing the practice of changing the clocks PDF (101 KB) DOC (25 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(101 KB) DOC(25 KB)
EU support for airport infrastructure PDF (5 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(5 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Unaccompanied underage refugees PDF (5 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(5 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Unification of post and parcel services PDF (101 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(101 KB) DOC(23 KB)
The 'last mile' in the TEN-T PDF (100 KB) DOC (24 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(100 KB) DOC(24 KB)
Weekly rest periods for businesses supplying the tourist industry PDF (5 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(5 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Price differences in a common internal market PDF (5 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(5 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Climate change - danger for domestic tourism PDF (101 KB) DOC (24 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(101 KB) DOC(24 KB)
ESI funds and co-financing PDF (4 KB) DOC (24 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(4 KB) DOC(24 KB)
Capacity utilisation of new rail projects PDF (5 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(5 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Liberalisation of rail transport PDF (97 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(97 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Detrimental effect on rail freight of the proposal to amend Directive 96/53/EC PDF (98 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(98 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Shifting of road freight to rail or waterborne transport PDF (100 KB) DOC (24 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(100 KB) DOC(24 KB)
TEN-T PDF (4 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(4 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Self-determination of national parliaments with regard to gigaliners PDF (5 KB) DOC (23 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(5 KB) DOC(23 KB)
Plans for the reduction of CO2 emissions PDF (101 KB) DOC (24 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(101 KB) DOC(24 KB)
Brenner Base Tunnel PDF (101 KB) DOC (24 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(101 KB) DOC(24 KB)
Poverty-driven migration in Europe PDF (101 KB) DOC (24 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(101 KB) DOC(24 KB)
Implications of the sanctions imposed on Russia for the Austrian tourism industry PDF (5 KB) DOC (25 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(5 KB) DOC(25 KB)
Plans of Germany's Federal Transport Minister for introducing road tolls PDF (101 KB) DOC (25 KB)
2016/11/22
Documents: PDF(101 KB) DOC(25 KB)

Amendments (626)

Amendment 23 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Notes that the revised rules governing the payment of financial contributions for sponsored visitors groups entered into force on 1 January 2017; calls on the Secretary-General to release the assessment of these rules without delay; recalls its request to delete the possibility to appoint APAs as head of a group;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 67 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 46
46. Notes that DG PERS’s lead indicator in 2017 is time to deliver; notes with satisfaction that targets and methods of data collection were refined with a general positive assessment of the results; notes that objectives to improve the procedures for recruiting APAs and for admitting children to the Parliament’s kindergarten were not met, but that the difficulties that had been encountered were resolved in 2018; underlines that the process of recruiting APAs at the beginning of the next parliamentary term can be challenging and that delays have to be avoided in the interest of Members and APAs;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 84 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 52
52. Regrets that the number of women holding posts at the level of director- general fell from 25 % (3 posts) in 2016 to 17 % (2 posts) in 2017; notes the number of women at director level remained steady from 2016 to 2017 at 30 % (14 posts); welcomes that the Secretary-General has given priority to appointing women as Head of Unit, which resulted in nearly doubling the numbers from 21% in 2006 to nearly 40% in 2018;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 91 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 53
53. Notes the Parliament’s zero tolerance policy towards sexual harassment adopted in 2017; notes also that several initiatives were and are being put in place to deal with harassment practices, in particular an updated roadmap for the adaptation of preventive and early support measures to deal with conflict and harassment between Members and APAs, trainees or other staff, an external audit of the Parliament’s internal practices and procedures, the creation of a network of confidential counsellors, and the organisation of a public hearing with experts in harassment in the workplace; expectsnotes that the results of the external audit to be communicated without delay, once availablwere expected by early November 2018 and requests them to be communicated without delay, once available; further expects the full and transparent implementation of the roadmap in accordance with adopted parliamentary resolution, starting or advancing as much as possible already before the end of this legislature;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 93 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 53 a (new)
53a. Recommends a thorough revision of the Internal Rules governing missions and duty travel by officials and other servants of the European Parliament and of the Implementing measures for Title VII of the Conditions of employment of other servants of the European Union, in particular as to align the treatment of Accredited Parliamentary Assistants with that of Staff officials;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 97 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 53 b (new)
53b. Reiterates its call on the Conference of Presidents and the Bureau to reconsider the possibility for APAs, at certain conditions to be set, to accompany Members in official Parliament Delegations and Missions, as already requested by several Members; calls on the Secretary-General to investigate the budgetary consequences, and the organisation and logistics of these missions;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 99 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 54
54. Notes that the medium-term building strategy was reviseDGINLO had in 2017 with committed appropriations of EUR 267 588 704, corresponding to 6 % increase in relation to 2016 (EUR 251 599 697); is aware that in Brussels the Martens building was concluded and went through fitting and adaptation works, the House of European History was opened, the Trèves I building was purchased and two other sites are being reconstructed and extended; observes that in Luxembourg the KAD project progresses, and that in Strasbourg the Havel building was brought into use in April 2017, followed by the Simone Veil Parlamentarium in July of the same year;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 114 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 59 a (new)
59a. Acknowledges the European Court of Auditors’ findings regarding building management of the Union institutions and notes that European Parliament uses 55% for office space and 45% for meetings rooms and other uses; notes that European Parliament owns 84% of its buildings and underlines that this percentage will increase when the KAD building in Luxemburg is completed;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 115 #

2018/2167(DEC)

59b. Is strongly concerned by the fact, that the KAD II building delivery date was initially due to be 2013 but the current estimate for the East construction site is end of 2019 and for the West construction site it is 2022; stresses that the lack of experience as a developer and an unsuccessful first tender for construction works lead to this significant delay; is dismayed that the subsequent increased renting necessity lead to additional costs of EUR 14.4million per year or EUR 86 million over the six-year period;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 116 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 59 c (new)
59c. Notes that the original estimated budget of EUR 317,5 million was revised in 2009 to EUR 363 million; is highly concerned that the project is not yet finished and the final price therefore unknown, even though Parliament intends to keep the costs within the current budget of EUR 432 million;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 117 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 59 d (new)
59d. Expresses concern over the 8 % increase in the price index for construction work between 2012 and 2017, which could lead to further increasing construction costs;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 159 #

2018/2167(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 72
72. Calls on the Secretary-General to ensure that a decisNotes that, following a proposal by the Secretary-General on 10 December 2018, the Bureau adopted two modification is taken by the Bureau without delay in order to improve the sustainability of the fundo the rules governing the voluntary pension scheme endorsing the increase of the retirement age from 63 to 65 and the introduction of a levy of 5% to pension payments for future pensioners;
2019/02/12
Committee: CONT
Amendment 130 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 14 a (new)
Czech Republic
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 131 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 c (new)
47c. Is deeply worried that an EU legal document, dated 19 November 2018, pointed out that the situation of Czech Prime Minister qualifies as a conflict of interest, because he could influence decisions on the use of Union funds of which companies linked to him had benefited;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 132 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 d (new)
47d. Notes that the Agrofert Holding is the single biggest group in Czech agriculture and food industry, second largest in chemistry and plays a significant role also in forestry; furthermore recalls that Agrofert is also an owner of the MAFRA Publishing Company a.s., one of the largest media groups publishing some of the most popular printed and online media, such as MF DNES, Lidové noviny, iDnes; calls on the Commission to investigate also the situation of the Czech PM as media owner to draw clean conclusions from this case;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 133 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 e (new)
47e. Notes with deep regret that, despite multiple alerts raised by the European Parliament, the Commission has reacted to the issue of the Czech PM only after Transparency International Czech Republic filed a complaint against the conflict of interest of Mr Babiš in June 2018;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 134 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 f (new)
47f. Recalls that the Commission services have asked the national authority responsible for the coordination of EU Funds (Ministry of Regional Development) to provide the following information with respect to funding to enterprises being part of the his company holding: (a) list of all projects financed by the ERDF, Cohesion Fund, ESF, EAFRD which relate to the AGROFERT group since 2012 when the current Prime Minister entered as Minister of Finance the government, and whether the projects are still ongoing or have been completed; (b) the amounts granted, already paid and still to be paid (as well as the Fund concerned) to these companies or to other companies of the AGROFERT group to allow us i) to confirm the amounts mentioned in the complaint and ii) possibly identify other funding, if any; (c) periods when such amounts were granted and paid; (d) whether the projects were subject to verifications (administrative and/or on- the-spot) with respect to such funding and the outcome of such verifications;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 135 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 g (new)
47g. Welcomes that the Czech Ministry of Regional Development has collected the requested information from the different managing authorities concerned and has forwarded it to the Commission;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 136 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 h (new)
47h. Asks the Commission what action it intends to take in light of the recent legal appreciation of the situation;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 137 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 i (new)
47i. Recalls that the European Parliament asked last year the Commission to speed up the conformity clearance procedure opened on 8 January 2016 to get detailed and precise information on the risk of conflicts of interest concerning the State’s Agricultural Intervention Fund in the Czech Republic;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 142 #
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 143 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 l (new)
47l. Notes that there are currently 6 conformity enquiries ongoing in relation to Slovakia; for Rural Development, DG AGRI audits have found a number of deficiencies in the management and control of investment and forestry measures; as regards the management of the area-based direct payments, a DG AGRI audit performed in 2017 indicated that there are certain weaknesses in the administration and control system and an OLAF investigation is currently ongoing on allegations of fraud;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 144 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 m (new)
47m. Asks the Commission to speed up the conformity procedures and keep the EP informed about the follow-up; is of the opinion that measures could be taken on the basis of the financial regulation pending the outcome of the enquiries, as for instance the interruption or suspension of the funds; calls on the Commission to examine the possibility to withdraw of the accreditation of the paying agency;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 145 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 n (new)
47n. Is seriously concerned by the outcomes of the mission of the Budgetary Control Committee of the European Parliament (CONT) to Slovakia that has revealed a serious threat to the Rule of Law in the country, great risk of fraud in the area of Union financing of agriculture and forestry, significant shortcomings in the public procurement procedure, shortcomings in the land management, high risk of conflict of interest within the public administration, this all taking place in a context of a murder of Ján Kuciak, a journalist investigating the aforementioned issues; calls on the Commission and OLAF to take the conclusions and recommendations of the CONT Committee outlined in the report very seriously and take immediate appropriate measures to quickly resolve the dramatic situation in Slovakia;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 146 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 n (new)
47n. Asks the Commission to report to the European Parliament every three months on the follow up in Slovakia concerning the monitoring of the management and control system for direct payments;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 270 #

2018/2166(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 132 a (new)
132a. Notes with deep regret that the leaked letter from the Commissioner Oettinger to the Czech PM Mr Babiš offers to the latter one a leeway in his conflict of interest situation, instead of putting the protection of the financial interests of the European Union on the first place, by proposing him to abstain from participation on decisions that concern his personal interest; considers this to be an absolutely insufficient course of action and demands that the Commission takes appropriate measures in this matter that will not only protect the financial interests of the Union but that will set a precedent for similar future cases based on applicable legal framework;
2019/01/31
Committee: CONT
Amendment 39 #

2018/0258(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. When the action supported involves the purchase or upgrade of equipment, the Commission shall set up adequate safeguards and contingency measures to ensure that all the equipment purchased with the support of Union programmes and instruments is put to use by the relevant customs authorities in all relevant cases.
2018/11/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 40 #

2018/0258(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. When the action supported involves the purchase or upgrade of equipment, the Commission shall set up adequate safeguards and contingency measures to ensure that all the equipment purchased with the support of Union programmes and instruments meets agreed standards on regular maintenance.
2018/11/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 53 #

2018/0258(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 4 – point c a (new)
(c a) information on instances of maintenance of the customs control equipment
2018/11/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 56 #

2018/0258(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. In case of failure to use the equipment purchased with the support of Union programmes and instruments by one singular or more member states, the Commission shall draft a comprehensive assessment of the situation and inform the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions and the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO). The assessment shall include, but not be limited to, an estimate of the risk to the financial interests of the European Union as well as mitigating measures.
2018/11/05
Committee: CONT
Amendment 20 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) An important objective of this Programme is to deliver increased synergies between the transport, energy and digital sector. For that purpose, the Programme should provide for the adoption of cross-sectoral work programmes that could address specific intervention areas, for instance as regards connected and automated mobility, including the necessary digital infrastructure; or alternative fuels. In addition, the Programme should allow, within each sector, the possibility to consider eligible some ancillary components pertaining to another sector, where such an approach improves the socio-economic benefit of the investment. Synergies between sectors should be incentivized through the award criteria for the selection of actions.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 23 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) The trans-European transport network (TEN-T) guidelines as laid down in Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council19 (hereafter ‘TEN-T guidelines) identify the infrastructure of the TEN-T, specify the requirements to be fulfilled by it and provide for measures for their implementation. Those guidelines envisage, in particular, the completion of the core network by 2030 through the creation of new infrastructure as well as the substantial upgrading and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure. In parallel to the completion of the core network, priority will be given to providing environmentally friendly public transport links to TEN-T nodes. _________________ 19 Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network and repealing Decision No 661/2010/EU (OJ L 348, 20.12.2013, p. 1).
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 25 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) In order to achieve the objectives laid down in the TEN-T guidelines, it is necessary to support with priority the cross-border links and, the missing links and urban nodes and to ensure, where applicable, that the supported actions are consistent with the corridor work plans established pursuant to Article 47 of Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 and to the overall network development regarding performance and interoperability.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 28 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) In order to reflect growing transport flows and the evolution of the network, the alignment of the core network corridors, the urban nodes and their pre-identified sections should be adapted. These adaptations should be proportionate in order to preserve the consistency and the efficiency of the corridor development and coordination. For that reason the length of the core network corridors should not increase by more than 15 %.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 49 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21
(21) The achievement of the digital single market relies on the underlying digital connectivity infrastructure. The digitalisation of European industry and the modernisation of sectors like transport, energy, healthcare and public administration depend on universal access to reliable, affordable, high and very high capacity networks. Digital connectivity has become one of the decisive factors to close economic, social and territorial divides, supporting the modernisation of local economies and underpinning the diversification of economic activities. Together with automated driving, digitalisation is one of the most effective means to address the structural disadvantage of rural areas and should therefore be encouraged more. The scope of intervention of the Programme in the area of digital connectivity infrastructure should be adjusted to reflect its increasing importance for the economy and the society at large. Therefore, it is necessary to set out the digital connectivity infrastructure projects of common interest needed to meet Union's digital single market objectives, and to repeal Regulation (EU) No 283/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council29. _________________ 29 Regulation (EU) No 283/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 on guidelines for trans- European networks in the area of telecommunications infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1336/97/EC (OJ L 86, 21.3.2014, p. 14).
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 63 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30
(30) The Union has developed its own satellite Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technology (EGNOS/Galileo) and its own Earth observation system (Copernicus). Both EGNOS/Galileo and Copernicus offer advanced services which provide important economic benefits to public and private users. Therefore any transport, energy or digital infrastructure funded by the Programme - that makes use of PNT or Earth observations services - shouldmust be technically compatible with EGNOS/Galileo and Copernicus.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 65 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 32
(32) The policy objectives of this Programme 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, withounot duplicatinge or crowding out private financing and have a clear European added value.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 80 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point a – point i
(i) to contribute to the development of projects of common interest relating to efficient and interconnected networks and infrastructure for, and the connection of rural areas to TEN-T core networks, to create a single, smart, sustainable, inclusive, safe and secure mobilityafe European transport area;
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 90 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) In the digital sector, to contribute to the deployment of very high capacity digital networks and 5G systems, to the increased resilience and capacity of digital backbone networks on EU territories by linking them to neighbouring territories, as well to the digitalisation of transport and energy networks to expedite the introduction of autonomous environmentally-friendly transport systems.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 91 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point a – introductory part
(a) up toat least EUR 30,615,493,000 for the specific objectives referred to in Article 3(2)(a), of which:
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 97 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) up toat least EUR 8,650,000,000 for the specific objectives referred to in Article 3(2)(b), out of which up to 10% for the cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 99 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) up toat least EUR 3,000,000,000 for the specific objectives referred to in Article 3(2)(c).
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 123 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) An important objective of this Programme is to deliver increased synergies between the transport, energy and digital sector. For that purpose, the Programme should provide for the adoption of cross-sectoral work programmes that could address specific intervention areas, for instance as regards connected and automated mobility, including the necessary digital infrastructure, or alternative fuels. In addition, the Programme should allow, within each sector, the possibility to consider eligible some ancillary components pertaining to another sector, where such an approach improves the socio-economic benefit of the investment. Synergies between sectors should be incentivized through the award criteria for the selection of actions.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 129 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) The trans-European transport network (TEN-T) guidelines as laid down in Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council19 (hereafter ‘TEN-T guidelines) identify the infrastructure of the TEN-T, specify the requirements to be fulfilled by it and provide for measures for their implementation. Those guidelines envisage, in particular, the completion of the core network by 2030 through the creation of new infrastructure as well as the substantial upgrading and rehabilitation of existing infrastructure. In parallel to the completion of the core network, priority will be given to providing environmentally-friendly public transport links to TEN-T nodes. __________________ 19 Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network and repealing Decision No 661/2010/EU (OJ L 348, 20.12.2013, p. 1). Commission Communication "Europe on the move:
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 144 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) In order to achieve the objectives laid down in the TEN-T guidelines, it is necessary to support with priority the cross-border links and, the missing links and urban nodes and to ensure, where applicable, that the supported actions are consistent with the corridor work plans established pursuant to Article 47 of Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 and to the overall network development regarding performance and interoperability.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 160 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point i a (new)
(ia) Connection of rural areas to the TEN-T network
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 161 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) In order to reflect growing transport flows and the evolution of the network, the alignment of the core network corridors, the urban nodes and their pre-identified sections should be adapted. These adaptations should be proportionate in order to preserve the consistency and the efficiency of the corridor development and coordination. For that reason the length of the core network corridors should not increase by more than 15 %.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 166 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1
(1) For studies, the amount of Union financial assistance shall not exceed 250 % of the total eligible cost. For studies financed with the amounts transferred from the Cohesion Fund, the maximum co- financing rates shall be those applicable to the Cohesion Fund as specified in paragraph 2 (b).
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 167 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) It is necessary to promote investments in favour of smart, sustainable, inclusive, safe and secure mobility throughout the Union. In 2017, the Commission presented "Europe on the move"20, a wide-ranging set of initiatives to make traffic safer, encourage smart road charging, reduce CO2 emissions, air pollution and congestion, promote connected and autonomous mobility and ensure proper conditions and rest times for workers. These initiatives should be accompanied by Union development of the necessary digital infrastructure should also receive financial support, where relevant through this Programme. __________________ 20 An agenda for a socially fair transition towards clean, competitive and connected mobility for all" – COM(2017) 283
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 168 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) for works relating to the specific objectives referred to in Article 3 (2) (a), the amount of Union financial assistance shall not exceed 30 % of the total eligible cost. The co-financing rates may be increased to a maximum of 50 % for actions relating to cross-border links under the conditions specified in point (c) of this paragraph, for actions supporting telematic applications systems, for actions supporting new technologies and innovation, for actions supporting improvements of infrastructure safety in line with relevant Union legislation and for actions located in rural areas and in outermost regions;
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 193 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part II – paragraph 2
For the actions listed at Article 9 paragraph 2 (a), 765% of the budgetary resources should be allocated to actions on the core network corridors, 10% to actions on the core network outside the core network corridors and 125% to actions on the comprehensive network.
2018/09/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 248 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21
(21) The achievement of the digital single market relies on the underlying digital connectivity infrastructure. The digitalisation of European industry and the modernisation of sectors like transport, energy, healthcare and public administration depend on universal access to reliable, affordable, high and very high capacity networks. Digital connectivity has become one of the decisive factors to close economic, social and territorial divides, supporting the modernisation of local economies and underpinning the diversification of economic activities. Together with automated driving, digitalisation is one of the most effective means to address the structural disadvantage of rural areas and should therefore be encouraged more under the Programme. The scope of intervention of the Programme in the area of digital connectivity infrastructure should be adjusted to reflect its increasing importance for the economy and the society at large. Therefore, it is necessary to set out the digital connectivity infrastructure projects of common interest needed to meet Union's digital single market objectives, and to repeal Regulation (EU) No 283/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council29 __________________ 29 Regulation (EU) No 283/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 on guidelines for trans- European networks in the area of telecommunications infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1336/97/EC (OJ L 86, 21.3.2014, p. 14).
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 250 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) The Communication on "Connectivity for a Competitive Digital Single Market - Towards a European Gigabit Society"30 (the Gigabit Society Strategy) sets out strategic objectives for 2025, in view of optimising investment in digital connectivity infrastructure. Directive (EU) 2018/XXX [European Electronic Communications Code] aims inter alia at creating a regulatory environment which incentivises private investments in digital connectivity networks. It is nevertheless clear that network deployments will remain commercially non-viable in many areas throughout the Union, due to various factors such as remoteness and territorial or geographical specificities, low population density, various socio-economic factors. The Programme should therefore be adjustedaim specifically to achieve a balance between rural and urban areas in order to contribute to the achievement of these strategic objectives set out in the Gigabit Society Strategy, complementing the support provided for the deployment of very high capacity networks by other programmes, in particular the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund and the InvestEU fund. __________________ 30 COM(2016) 587. COM(2016) 587.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 279 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30
(30) The Union has developed its own satellite Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) technology (EGNOS/Galileo) and its own Earth observation system (Copernicus). Both EGNOS/Galileo and Copernicus offer advanced services which provide important economic benefits to public and private users. Therefore any transport, energy or digital infrastructure funded by the Programme - that makes use of PNT or Earth observations services - should– must be technically compatible with EGNOS/Galileo and Copernicus.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 295 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 32
(32) The policy objectives of this Programme 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, withounot duplicatinge or crowding out private financing and should have a clear European added value.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 430 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point a – point i
(i) to contribute to the development of projects of common interest relating to efficient and interconnected networks and infrastructure for smart, sustainable, inclusive, safe and secure mobility, and the connection of rural areas to TEN-T core networks, to create a single, smart, sustainable, inclusive and safe European transport area;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 484 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) In the digital sector, to contribute to the deployment of very high capacity digital networks and 5G systems, to the increased resilience and capacity of digital backbone networks on EU territories by linking them to neighbouring territories, as well as to the digitalisation of transport and energy networks in order to speed up the introduction of autonomous, environmentally-friendly transport systems.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 501 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point a – introductory part
(a) up toat least EUR 30, 615, 493, 000 for the specific objectives referred to in Article 3(2)(a), of which:
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 508 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point a – point i
(i) at least EUR 12, 830, 000, 000 from the European Strategic Investment cluster;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 520 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point a – point i i
(ii) at least EUR 11, 285, 493, 000 transferred from the Cohesion Fund to be spent in line with this Regulation exclusively in Member States eligible for funding from the Cohesion Fund;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 531 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point a – point i i i
(iii) at least EUR 6, 500, 000, 000 from the Defence cluster for the specific objective referred to in Article 3(2)(a)(ii);
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 535 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) up toat least EUR 8, 650, 000, 000 for the specific objectives referred to in Article 3(2)(b), out of which up to 10 % for the cross-border projects in the field of renewable energy
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 548 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) up toat least EUR 3, 000, 000, 000 for the specific objectives referred to in Article 3(2)(c).
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 575 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 8
(8) As regards the amounts transferred from the Cohesion Fund, 30 % of these amounts shall be made available immediately to all Member States eligible for funding from the Cohesion Fund to finance transport infrastructure projects in accordance with this Regulation, with priority to cross-border and missing links. Until 31 December 2023, the selection of projects eligible for financing shall respect the national allocations under the Cohesion Fund with regard to 70 % of the resources transferred. As of 1 January 2024, resources transferred to the Programme which have not been committed to a transport infrastructure project shall be made available to all Member States eligible for funding from the Cohesion Fund to finance transport infrastructure projects in accordance with this Regulation.
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 891 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point i a (new)
(ia) Connection of rural areas to the TEN network
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 908 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1
(1) For studies, the amount of Union financial assistance shall not exceed 250% of the total eligible cost. For studies financed with the amounts transferred from the Cohesion Fund, the maximum co- financing rates shall be those applicable to the Cohesion Fund as specified in paragraph 2 (b).
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 935 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) for works relating to the specific objectives referred to in Article 3 (2) (a), the amount of Union financial assistance shall not exceed 30% of the total eligible cost. The co-financing rates may be increased to a maximum of 50 % for actions relating to cross-border links under the conditions specified in point (c) of this paragraph, for actions supporting telematic applications systems, for actions supporting new technologies and innovation, for actions supporting improvements of infrastructure safety in line with relevant Union legislation and for actions located in outermost rural regions;
2018/09/21
Committee: ITRETRAN
Amendment 1098 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part II – paragraph 2
For the actions listed at Article 9 paragraph 2 (a), 765% of the budgetary resources should be allocated to actions on the core network corridors, 10% to actions on the core network outside the core network corridors and 125% to actions on the comprehensive network.
2018/09/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 1157 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Part III – point 1 – table – Core network corridor “Rhine-Danube”
Core network corridor "Rhine – Danube" Alignment Strasbourg – Stuttgart – München – Salzburg - Wels/Linz Strasbourg – Mannheim – Frankfurt – Würzburg – Nürnberg – Regensburg – Passau – Wels/Linz München/Nürnberg – Praha – Ostrava/Přerov – Žilina – Košice – UA border Wels/Linz – Wien – Bratislava – Budapest – Vukovar Wien/Bratislava – Budapest – Arad – Brašov/Craiova – Bucurešti – Constanta – Sulina Pre- Cross-border München – Praha Rail identified sections Nürnberg – Plzen München – Mühldorf – Freilassing - Salzburg Strasbourg – Kehl Appenweier Hranice – Žilina Wien – Bratislava/Budapest Bratislava – Budapest Békéscsaba – Arad Danube (Kehlheim - Inland Constanța/Midia/Sulina) and the Waterways related Sava and Tisza river basins Zlín – Žilina Road Missing link Stuttgart – Ulm Rail Salzburg – Linz Arad – Craiova București – Constanța
2018/09/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 1171 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part III – point 2 – table
Dublin – Strabane – Letterkenny Road Pau – Huesca Rail Lyon – CH border Rail Athus – Mont-Saint-Martin Rail Antwerpen – Duisburg Rail Mons - Valenciennes Rail Gent – Terneuzen Rail Heerlen – Aachen Rail Groningen – Bremen Rail Stuttgart – CH border Rail Berlin – Rzepin/Horka – Wrocław Rail Prague – Linz Rail Villach – Ljubljana Rail Pivka – Rijeka Rail Plzeň – České Budějovice – Wien Rail Wien - Gyor Rail Graz - Gyor Rail Neumarkt-Kalham - Mühldorf Rail Amber Corridor PL-SK-HU Rail Via Carpathia Corridor BY/UA border-PL-SK-HU-RO Road Budapest – Osijek – Svilaj (BiH border) Road Faro – Huelva Rail Porto – Vigo Rail Giurgiu – Varna/Bourgas Rail Svilengrad – Pithio Rail München – Salzburg – Laibach Rail
2018/09/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 1208 #

2018/0228(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – part V – table – Core network “Rhine-Danube”
Core network corridor "Rhine – Danube" Cross-border sections for CAM -München - Salzburg experimentation More extensive section for larger scale Frankfurt (M) – Passau – Vienna – Budapest – deployment of CAM Bucharest – Constanta Karlsruhe – München – Salzburg – Wels Frankfurt (M) – Strasbourg
2018/09/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 28 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 63
(63) Trans-European transport networks projects in accordance with Regulation (EU) No [new CEF Regulation]25 will continue to be financed from the Cohesion Fund via both shared management and the direct implementation mode under the Connecting Europe Facility ('CEF'). Building on the successful approach of the 2014-2020 programming period, EUR 10 000 000 000 of the Cohesion Fund should be transferrethe resources determined according to the allocation key for the 2014-2020 programming period should be transferred from the Cohesion Fund to the CEF for this purpose. _________________ 25 Regulation (EU) […] of the European Parliament and of the Council of […] on [CEF] (OJ L […], […], p. […])]
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 82 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 57 – paragraph 7 – subparagraph 1 a (new)
Undertakings from third countries shall only be allowed to participate in public tenders for EU funded projects if EU undertakings are able to participate in public tenders in the countries of origin of these undertakings.
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 112 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 104 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1
The amount of support from the Cohesion Fund to be transferred to the CEF shall be EUR 10 000 000 000in keeping with the provisioning of the Cohesion Fund and follow the same allocation key applied in the previous funding period. It shall be spent for transport infrastructure projects by launching specific calls in accordance with Regulation (EU) [number of new CEF Regulation] exclusively in Member States eligible for funding from the Cohesion Fund.
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 113 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 104 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
The Commission shall inform Parliament and the Member States of the amount and of the criteria at the latest 2 years before any CEF call.
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 117 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 104 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 5
340% of the resources transferred to the CEF shall be available immediately after the transfer to all Member States eligible for funding from the Cohesion Fund to finance transport infrastructure projects in accordance with Regulation (EU) [the new CEF Regulation].
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 123 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 104 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 6
Rules applicable for the transport sector under Regulation (EU) [new CEF Regulation] shall apply to the specific calls referred to in the first subparagraph. Until 31 December 20234, the selection of projects eligible for financing shall respect the national allocations under the Cohesion Fund with regard to 760% of the resources transferred to the CEF.
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 127 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 104 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 7
As of 1 January 20245, resources transferred to the CEF which have not been committed to a transport infrastructure project by 31 December 2024 shall be made available to all Member States eligible for funding from the Cohesion Fund to finance transport infrastructure projects in accordance with Regulation (EU) [the new CEF Regulation].
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 130 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 105 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) of not more than 15 % of the total allocations for less developed regions to transition regions or more developed regions and from transition regions to more developed regions;deleted
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 148 #

2018/0196(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I - Table 1: Codes for the intervention field dimension - Policy objectives 3
POLICY OBJECTIVE 3: A MORE CONNECTED E UROPE BY ENHANCING MOBILITY AND REGIONAL ICT CONNECTIVITY 051 ICT: Very High-Capacity broadband network (backbone/backhaul network) 0% 100 % 0% ICT: Very High-Capacity broadband network (access/local loop with a performance 052 equivalent to an optical fibre installation up to the distribution point at the serving 100 % 0% 0% location for multi-dwelling premises) 053 ICT: Very High-Capacity broadband network (access/local loop with a performance 053 0% 100 % equivalent to an optical fibre installation up to the distribution point at the serving 0% 0% location for homes and business premises) ICT: Very High-Capacity broadband network (access/local loop with a performance 054 equivalent to an optical fibre installation up to the base station for advanced wireless 0% 100 % 0% communication) ICT: Other types of ICT infrastructure (including large-scale computer 055 0% 100 % 0% resources/equipment, data centres, sensors and other wireless equipment) 056 Newly built motorways and roads - TEN-T core network 0% 50 % 0% 057 Newly built motorways and roads - TEN-T comprehensive network 0% 50 % 0% 058 Newly built secondary road links to TEN-T road network and nodes 0% 50 % 0% 059 Newly built other national, regional and local access roads 0% 0% 060 Reconstructed or improved motorways and roads - TEN-T core network 0% 0% 0% 061 Reconstructed or improved motorways and roads - TEN-T comprehensive network 0% 0% 062 Other reconstructed or improved roads (motorway, national, regional or local) 0% 0% 063 Digitalisation of transport: road 4 100 % 0% 064 Newly built railways - TEN-T core network 100 % 40 % 065 Newly built railways - TEN-T comprehensive network 100 % 40 % 066 Other newly built railways 100 % 40 % 067 Reconstructed or improved railways - TEN-T core network 0 100 % 40 % 068 Reconstructed or improved railways - TEN-T comprehensive network 0% 100 % 40 % 069 Other reconstructed or improved railways 0% 100 % 40 % 070 Digitalisation of transport: rail 4 100 % 0% 071 European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) 0% 100 % 40 % 072 Mobile rail assets 40 % 40 % 073 Clean urban transport infrastructure 100 % 40 % 074 Clean urban transport rolling stock 100 % 40 % 075 Cycling infrastructure 100 % 100 % 076 Digitalisation of urban transport 4 100 % 0% 100 % 077 Alternative fuels infrastructure 100 % 4 100 % 078 Multimodal transport (TEN-T) 4 100 % 4 100 % 079 Multimodal transport (not urban) 40 % 4 100 % 100 % 080 Seaports (TEN-T) 40 % 0% 081 Other seaports 40 % 0% 082 Inland waterways and ports (TEN-T) 40 % 0% 083 Inland waterways and ports (regional and local) 40 % 0% 084 Digitising transport: other transport modes 40 % 0% 100 % 100 %
2018/10/09
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 62 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 5
(5) A large proportion of road accidents occur on a small proportion of roads where traffic volumes and speeds are high and where there is a wide range of traffic travelling at different speeds. Therefore the limited extension of the scope of Directive 2008/96/EC to all motorways and primary roads beyond the TEN-T network should contribute significantly to the improvement of road infrastructure safety across the Union.
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 63 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 6
(6) Further, the mandatory application of the procedures of Directive 2008/96/EC to any road infrastructure project outside urban areas which is completed using Union funding should ensure that Union funds are not used to build unsafe roads.deleted
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 74 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 13
(13) The design and maintenance of road markings and road signs is an important element in ensuring road infrastructure safety, especially in light of the development of vehicles equipped with driver assistance systems or higher levels of automation. In particular, it is necessary to ensure that road markings and signs can be easily and reliably recognised by such vehicles on all roads in Europe.
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 79 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 16
(16) Since the objective of this Directive, namely the establishment of procedures to ensure a consistently high level of road safety throughout the trans- European network and the network of motorways and primary roads across the Union cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States, but can rather, as improvement is necessary throughout the Union in order to ensure convergence towards higher standards of road infrastructure safety, be better achieved at Union level, the Union may adopt measures, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity as set out in Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union. In accordance with the principle of proportionality, as set out in that Article, this Directive does not go beyond what is necessary in order to achieve that objective. As a result of action at Union level, travel throughout the Union should become safer which in turn should improve the functioning of the internal market and support the objective of economic, social and territorial cohesion.
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 87 #

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 roads which are part of the trans-European network, and to motorways and to primary roads, whether they are at the design stage, under construction or in operation.
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 89 #

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 urban areas and are completed using Union funding in whole or in part.";deleted
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 96 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point b
Directive 2008/96/EC
Article 2 – point 2 b
2b. ‘primary road’ means a road that is not a motorway but connects major cities or regions, or both, and is defined as a primary road in the EuroRegionalMap produced by the National Mapping and Cadastral Agencies of Europe;deleted
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 145 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5
Directive 2008/96/EC
Article 6 c – paragraph 2
2. The Commission shall develop general performance requirements to facilitate the recognition of road markings and road signs. In addition, the Commission shall establish a central European register for all road signs and additional symbols used in the EU. For this purpose, the Commission shall adopt an implementing act in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 13(2).
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 188 #

2018/0129(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2008/96/EC
Annex III – section 3 – point a
(a) Number and, location and cause of fatalities by road user group
2018/10/29
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 24 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Title 1
Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing a European Labour Authoritgency (text with relevance for the EEA and for Switzerland)
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 37 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) A European Labour Authoritgency (the ‘Authoritgency’) should be established in order to help strengthen fairness and trust in the Single Market. To that effect, the AuthoritAgency should support the Member States and the Commission in strengthening access to information for individuals and employers about their rights and obligations in cross- border labour mobility situations as well as access to relevant services, support compliance and cooperation between the Member States to ensure the effective application of the Union law in these areas, and mediate and facilitate a solution in case of cross- border disputes or labour market disruptions.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 91 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
1. This Regulation establishes the European Labour Authoritgency (‘the Authoritgency’).
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 97 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 2
2. The Authoritgency shall assist Member States and the Commission in matters relating to cross-border labour mobility and the coordination of social security systems within the Union.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 112 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) support cooperation between Member States in the cross-border enforcement of relevant Union law, including facilitating joint inspections;
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 117 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) mediate and facilitate a solution in cases of cross-border disputes between national authorities or labour market disruptions.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 124 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The Authoritgency shall be a body of the Union with legal personality.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 133 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) coordinate and support concerted and joint inspections, in accordance with Articles 9 and 10;deleted
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 148 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point g
(g) facilitate cooperation between relevant stakeholders in the event of cross-border labour market disruptions, in accordance with Article 14.deleted
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 176 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. The Authoritgency shall provide services to individuals and employers to facilitate labour mobility across the Union. To that end, the Agency (translator’s note: the German text still has ‘Authority’ here) shall:
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 177 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) promote the development of initiatives supporting the cross-border mobility of individuals, including targeted mobility schemes;deleted
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 183 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
The Authoritgency shall facilitate cooperation between Member States and support their effective compliance with cooperation obligations, including on information exchange, as defined in Union law within the scope of the Authority’sgency’s (translator’s note: the German text still has ‘Authority’s’ at this point in the sentence) competences.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 212 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1
1. At the request of one or several Member States, the Authoritgency shall coordinate concerted or joint inspections in the areas under the scope of the Authoritgency’s competences. The request may be submitted by one or several Member States. The Authority may also suggest to the authorities of the Member States concerned that they perform a concerted or joint inspection.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 220 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2
2. Where the authority of a Member State decides not to participate in or carry out the concerted or joint inspection referred to paragraph 1, it shall inform the Authoritgency in writing of the reasons for its decision duly in advance. In such cases, the Authority shall inform the other national authorities concerned.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 226 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 3
3. The Authoritgency shall provide logistical and technical support, which may include translation and interpretation services, to Member States carrying out concerted or joint inspections.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 235 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 6
6. Information on concerted and joint inspections shall be included in quarterly reports to be submitted to the Management Board. A yearly report on the inspections supported by the Authoritgency shall be included in the Authority'sgency's (translator’s note: the German text still has ‘Authority’s’ at this point in the sentence) annual activity report.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 250 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 3
3. The Authoritgency shall regularly report its findings to the Commission, as well as directly to the Member States concerned, outlining possible measures to address identified weaknesses.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 252 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 4
4. The Authoritgency shall collect statistical data compiled and provided by Member States in the areas of Union law within the scope of the Authoritgency’s competences. In doing so, the Authoritgency shall seek to streamline current data collection activities in those areas. Where relevant, Article 16 shall apply. The Agency (translator’s note: the German text still has ‘Authority’ here) shall liaise with the Commission (Eurostat) and share the results of its data collection activities, where appropriate.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 273 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14
At the request of the national authorities, the Authority may facilitate cooperation between relevant stakeholders in order to address labour market disruptions affecting more than one Member State, such as large-scale restructuring events or major projects impacting employment in border regions.Article 14 deleted Cooperation in case of cross-border labour market disruptions
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 281 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Chapter 3 – title
Organisation of the Authoritgency
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 283 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. The Authoritgency's administrative and management structure shall be composed of:
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 286 #

2018/0064(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
The Authoritgency may set up working groups or expert panels with representatives from Member States and/or from the Commission, or external experts following selection procedures, for the fulfilment of its specific tasks or for specific policy areas, including a Mediation Board in order to fulfil its tasks in accordance with Article 13 of this Regulation, and a dedicated group for the purpose of handling financial matters related to the application of Regulations (EC) No 883/2004 and (EC) No 987/2009, as referred to in Article 8(2) of this Regulation.
2018/09/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 12 #

2017/2177(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Welcomes the action already undertaken by the ad interim Executive Director in order to improve the governance structure of the Office, restore transparency and build trust; underlines the importance of counteracting the previously detected deficiencies in legality and regularity of transactions; calls on the Office to prepare a roadmap presenting the way forward;
2018/09/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 15 #

2017/2177(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 2 a (new)
expects all possible actions to be taken to recover irregular payments from the budget year 2016: EUR 920.561 (procurement procedure for the provision of travel services) and EUR 592.273 (framework contract for interim services to support it in its response to the migration crisis);
2018/09/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 16 #

2017/2177(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 2 b (new)
remains concerned by the development of travel reimbursement costs; notes that in 2014, EUR 997.506 were reimbursed, in 2015 reimbursements amounted to 987.515, in 2016 reimbursements amounted to EUR 1.012.147; notes that attendees that fall into category A have specific tasks to fulfil during meetings; notes the decrease of category-A reimbursements, which dropped from 69 % in 2014 to 52 % in 2015 and 37 % in 2016; is concerned by the apparent discrepancy between an increased workload for the Office and less category- A attendees; underlines that the increase of travel costs reimbursements and the decrease of category-A attendees may indicate an arbitrary reimbursement scheme;
2018/09/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 17 #

2017/2177(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 2 c (new)
Notes, again, that the Office’s work programme includes operational support activities of the Office in “hotspots” in some Member States; underlines the importance of this activity and stresses the wider consequences for the entire Union if tasks are not duly planned, managed and executed; strongly urges the personnel of the Office to properly assume its responsibilities regarding administrative matters and on-the-ground work;
2018/09/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 20 #

2017/2177(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. WelcomesTakes note of the measures taken by the Office to strengthen procurement procedures, in particular the addition of senior staff and additional support staff to the procurement sector; stresses that the activities of the Office are financed by taxpayers' money and that due diligence needs to be the first priority;
2018/09/10
Committee: CONT
Amendment 31 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 b (new)
18b. Calls on the Secretary-General to inform the Members about progress made with regards to the iPACS Project (whose aim is to strengthen and modernize the security of people, buildings and assets of the Parliament); notes that this project was adopted by Bureau decision on 9th of March 2015; underlines the importance of ascertaining whether a project of such prime importance to the Parliament – and that has cost such a large sum of money – is on track;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 32 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 b (new)
18b. Calls on the Secretary-General to institute measures to deal with significantly increasing hotel prices in Strasbourg, prices that have increased dramatically from one year to the next with an especially marked peak during the Plenary; recommends facilitating transport between Strasbourg and the German side of the border, where prices are significantly lower (possibly by means of a shuttle bus service between Kehl and the Parliament building);
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 33 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 b (new)
18b. Welcomes the initiatives of the Secretary-General regarding the review of the Crisis and Business Continuity Strategy in order to build up the resilience of the Parliament to better face any potential major incident (of any nature; IT, security, premises) impacting Parliament’s activities, reflected in a Bureau Decision of 3rd of May 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 34 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Notes that, following the referendum held on 23 June 2016 in the United Kingdom the Bureau discussed the consequences in its meeting of 4 July 2016; notes that the position of the President is that, as long as the United Kingdom remains a full member of the Union, British Members and Parliament’s staff enjoy exactly the same rights and obligations as all other Members and staff of the house; notes that this arrangement needs to be flexible and remain in line with any possible outcomes of the Brexit negotiations; notes that the situation of British Members and Parliament staff might change during the yet to be defined transition period;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 47 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. considers it appropriate to keep the small increase in budget line 422 ‘Expenditure related to parliamentary assistance’ in particular taking into account the higher workload through Brexit, growing number of trilogues, increasing number of temporary and special committees, reaching ahistorical threshold of 25 standing and temporary committees, and the coincidence of the end of legislature with the complex package of legislative MFF proposals;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 51 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Observes that trainees employed by Members have a private-law contract with the Member, which does not entitle them to have a similarthe same status in Parliament as that of other categories of Parliament staff; regretnotes that there is no facility or legal framework within the Directorate-General for Finance (DG FINS) to arrange a scheme for direct advance payments to such trainees prior to missions; underlines that Members may find an agreement on advance payments with the trainee and the paying agent on a case-by-case basis; notes that many Members do not use the services of a paying agent to remunerate the trainees they engagemploy, asks the Parliament to evaluate as soon as possible whether such a direct payment scheme could be implemented;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 56 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 a (new)
26a. Recalls that the 2014 and 2015 discharges had noted that the Parliament website remained relatively un-user- friendly and, in this light, urgently calls on DG COMM to improve its website and to institute a more efficient search engine; stresses that progress still needs to be made with regard to the attractiveness and appeal of the website and that an effort is still required in order to diversify the available social media platforms; calls for a new strategy to be implemented, one that reflects the full capacity of social media in its various manifestations;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 57 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 b (new)
26b. Takes note of the updated mission statement for the Information Offices, from now on “Liaison Offices” (adopted by the Bureau in November 2017); strongly underlines that their main function is to inform and communicate locally on behalf of the Parliament, in order to provide information about the Union and Union’s policies through the activities of external stakeholders on local, regional and national level; calls for an improvement in the strategy adopted with regard to the Information Offices of the Parliament and urges the DG COMM to confront the problem of the imbalance between the amount of money spent on building and staff costs as opposed to the key functions of these offices, which is direct communication with local stakeholders and citizens;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 58 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Recalls that the key performance indicator of DG COMM is the total outreach or exposure attained across the entire range of Parliament’s communication platforms and channels; notes with satisfaction that, with regards to the Parliament’s presence in the media and average coverage per month, there was a 12% increase compared to 2015, and 7% increase compared to the election year 2014; acknowledges in addition significant results formprovement of the Parliament’s use of social media, as well as actions related to raising awareness among young people; points out, however, that the Parliament’s communication activities should continue to improve, in particular by increasing outreach on social media; underlines that, particularly in light of the European elections in 2019, a comprehensive social media strategy needs to be developed and implemented; stresses that this strategy needs to reflect the amount of work the Parliament accomplishes while taking into account the multi-facetted interests, worries and ideas for the future of Europe citizens express;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 59 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Recalls that the key performance indicator of DG COMM is the total outreach or exposure attained across the entire range of Parliament’s communication platforms and channels; notes with satisfaction that, with regards to the Parliament’s presence in the media and average coverage per month, there was a 12% increase compared to 2015, and 7% increase compared to the election year 2014; acknowledges in addition significantadequate results for the Parliament’s use of social media, as well as actions related to raising awareness among young people; points out, however, that the Parliament’s communication activities should continue to improve, in particular by increasing outreach on social media;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 66 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Notes with satisfactionTakes note of the major technical and editorial improvements ofchanges made to the Parliament’s public website, in particularly with regard to search engine optimiszation of the website; congratulates DG COMM on this progress but adds that the rate of progress remains excessively slow; notes that the Responsive Web Design project and the live streaming and video- on- demand platform renewal project, - which aim to redesign the website to make it adaptive to all kinds of devices, - were launched in 2016 and successfully implemented to parts of the website; calls for a continuation of these projects and their implementation onacross all sections of the Parliament’s website; notes that much still needs to be done in order to bring an effective website and communication tool into being; underlines that the renewal needs to be accomplished in a timely manner, as visibility of and accessibility to the Parliament should be in place well before, but at the very latest, for the up- coming European elections in 2019;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 67 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Notes with satisfaction the majorthe technical and editorial improvements of Parliament’s public website, in particular search engine optimisation of the website; notes that the Responsive Web Design project and the live streaming and video- on-demand platform renewal project, which aim to redesign the website to make it adaptive to all kinds of devices, were launched in 2016 and successfully implemented to parts of the website; calls for a continuation of these projects and their implementation on all sections of the Parliament’s website;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 71 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Draws attention to the latest Eurobarometer survey commissioned by the Parliament, where a specific question on the image of the Parliament was posed; is pleased that, according to the survey the percentage of citizens who have a positive view of the Parliament is on the rise from 25% (2016) to 33% (2017); notes with satisfaction that the increase of Parliament’s positive image directly corresponds to a decline in the ‘negative opinion’ by 7 percentage points from 28% (2016) to 21% (2017); points out that, despite clear signs of improvement, much still needs to be done;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 82 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. Welcomes the fact that promoting equal opportunities remains a key componn important element of Parliament’s human resource management policy; notes that the action plan for the promotion of gender equality and diversity, approved by the Bureau in 2015, continued to be implemented during 2016 together with its specific objectives and all other related measures;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 83 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. Welcomes the fact that promoting equal opportunities remains a keyn important component of Parliament’s human resource management policy; notes that the action plan for the promotion of gender equality and diversity, approved by the Bureau in 2015, continued to be implemented during 2016 together with its specific objectives and all other related measures;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 84 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34
34. Welcomes the fact that the percentage of femalegender equality among heads of unit, appointed by the Secretary-General, almost doubled in ten years,increased from 21 % in 2006 to 36 % in 2016 and that the posts that women have obtained tend to show a satisfactory improvement in the quality of the posts attributed to women;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 85 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34
34. Welcomes the fact that the percentage of femalgender balance of the heads of unit, appointed by the Secretary-General, almost doublimproved in ten years, from 21 % / 79 % in 2006 to 36 % / 64 % in 2016;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 86 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35
35. Regrets that the number of women holding postslevel of gender balance at the level of director- general fell from 33,3 % / 66,7 % in 2015 to 16,7% in 2016; notes the number of women/ 83,3 % in 2016; acknowledges that the level of gender balance at director level remained steady from 2015 to 2016 at 29,2 % and 29, 8%/ 70,8 % and 29, 8 % / 70,2 respectively;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 87 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35
35. Regrets that the number of women holding postsgender balance at the level of director- general fell from 33,3 % / 66,7 % in 2015 to 16,7% / 83,3 % in 2016; notes the number of womenat the gender balance at director level remained steady from 2015 to 2016 at 29,2 % and 29, 8/ 70,8 % and 29, 8% / 70,2 % respectively;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 103 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37
37. Is concerned thatConsiders whether the relatively low number of harassment complaints brought forward in 2016 both to the Advisory Committee on Harassment for staff and by APAs could imply the lack of appropriate channels; welcomes in this regard the proposal of the Secretary- General to introduce a network of confidential counsellors who can be contacted by APAs, trainees working for Members, group staff and all other staff and trainees; acknowledges that these counsellors would be selected for their expertise and inter- personal skills, and would undergo targeted training; encourages revision of the composition of the advisory committees dealing with harassment complaints, ensuring equal representation of Members, APAs and staff, and gender balance; hopes that an external auditor can be appointed swiftlyinvites the Bureau to examine the possibility of appointing an external auditor in order to further improve the internal processes;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 104 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37
37. Is cWoncderned thats whether the relatively low number of harassment complaints brought forward in 2016 both to the Advisory Committee on Harassment for staff and by APAs could imply the lack of appropriate channels; welcomes in this regard the proposal of the Secretary- General to introduce a network of confidential counsellors who can be contacted by APAs, trainees working for Members, group staff and all other staff and trainees; acknowledges that these counsellors would be selected for their expertise and inter- personal skills, and would undergo targeted training; encourages revision of the composition of the advisory committees dealing with harassment complaints, ensuring equal representation of Members, APAs and staff, and gender balance; hopes that an external auditor can be appointed swiftlyinvites the Bureau to examine the possibility of appointing an external auditor in order to further improve the internal processes;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 117 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37 a (new)
37a. Takes not of the proposal for a “Medium-Term Building Strategy 2015- 2019”, which was presented to the Bureau in September 2015; further acknowledges the updated proposal, which will be presented to the Bureau at the beginning of 2018, and will describe Parliament’s needs from 2019 to 2025 and beyond; underlines the need for a sound strategy regarding the future of the Paul-Henri Spaak building; stresses that the future of the Antonio Spinelli building needs to factor into the long-term strategy of the Parliament’s Brussels building strategy;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 118 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 38
38. Notes that the updated proposal for the Parliament’s medium-term building strategy, taking into account recent developments on the Luxembourg and Strasbourg premises, should be focused on the Brussels premises and in particular on the future of the Paul-Henri Spaak building; notes in addition that crucialin addition that Brexit-related factors defining the future of the building policy, such as potential consequences of Brexit on multilingualism, on the number of posts for officials in the establishment plan and on the number of Members of the European Parliament are still unknown; acknowledges that reliable planning can be done only after the Brexit process has come to its conclusion; invites the Bureau to develop risk mitigating strategies, taking into account the need to counteract any possible disruptions that may be caused by future developments in the Brexit negotiations;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 119 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 38
38. Notes that the updated proposal for the Parliament’s medium-term building strategy, taking into account recent developments on the Luxembourg and Strasbourg premises, should be focused on the Brussels premises and in particular on the future of the Paul-Henri Spaak building; invites in addition the Bureau to evaluate the age of the infrastructure and the benches in the SDM building in Strasbourg; notes in addition that crucial Brexit-related factors defining the future of the building policy, such as potential consequences of Brexit on multilingualism, on the number of posts for officials in the establishment plan and on the number of Members of the European Parliament are still unknown; acknowledges that reliable planning can be done only after the Brexit process has come to its conclusion;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 126 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41
41. Recalls that the Bureau adopted a proposal for bringingthe Members’ transport service in-house at its meeting of 11 April 2016; notes with satisfaction that the procedure for bringing the drivers’ service in-house allowed forresulted in a qualitative and quantitative increase of the services provided to Members, as well as for an effective and efficient response to unforeseeable emergency situations or sudden increases in demand;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 128 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 41
41. Recalls that the Bureau adopted a proposal for bringing the Members’ transport service in-house at its meeting of 11 April 2016; notes that the procedure for bringing the drivers’ service in-house allowed for a qualitative and quantitative increase of the services provided to Members, as well as for an effective and efficient response to unforeseeable emergency situations or sudden increases in demand; is, however, concerned by the diverging remuneration grades among drivers and asks the Bureau whether it plans to consider a harmonization to counteract possible unfair remuneration schemes;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 130 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 43
43. Notes that the revision of prices in Parliament’s self-service canteen was required in order to move away from subsidised services and towards a concession type of contract, where the catering provider bears the full economic and commercial risk; welcomes the fact that trainees in the Parliament continue to be entitled to a discount of EUR 0,50 on the main dishes in all self-service restaurants in Brussels and Luxembourg and EUR 0,80 in Strasburg; asks DG INLO to monitor future price increases to ensure the services remain appropriately and fairly priced;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 137 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 44
44. Notes that the overall average number of hours per week staff interpreters spent delivering interpretation services in their booth increased from 11:54 in 2014 to 13:25 in 2016Acknowledges that, in relation to the new output benchmarks for interpreters, an average of 11 hours per week was set as the lowest delivery and 17 hours as the highest average delivery; notes that the overall average number of hours per week staff interpreters spent delivering interpretation services in their booth increased from 11:54 in 2014 to 13:25 in 2016; notes that 2014 was an electoral year with less need for interpretation, which makes it a non- representative year; underlines that the increase from 2014 to 2016 is also non- representative and is due to the Parliament returning to its regular rhythm of committee, group, Strasburg and turquoise weeks; recalls that, when the staff regulations were revised in 2013, the weekly working time for all staff of the European institutions increased from 37,5 to 40-42 hours which resulted in an increase in the weekly working time in the interpretation service as well; encouragesunderlines that any future cooperation between the trade unions and the Secretary-General should focus on fair working conditions, while ensuring the smooth running of parliamentary work at the same time; points out that on-going negotiations between DG INTE and the interpreters’ representative are underway and urges all parties to come to an agreement that will correspond to the requirements of the European Parliament;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 138 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 44
44. Notes that the overall average number of hours per week staff interpreters spent delivering interpretation services in their booth increased from 11:54 in 2014 to 13:25 in 2016; recalls that, when the staff regulations were revised in 2013, the weekly working time for all staff of the European institutions increased from 37,5 to 40-42 hours which resulted in an increase in the weekly working time in the interpretation service as well; encouragesinvites to consider future cooperation between the trade unions and the Secretary-General;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 141 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 46
46. Recalls that the Bureau endorsed at its meeting of 26 October 2015 a new approach with the goal of enhancing client orientation and reducing the administrative burden for Members by introducing two new instruments, “the Portal” and the “e- Portal”; welcomes the implementation of “the Portal”, a single front desk integrating all services related to financial and social entitlement formalities, which became fully operational in July 2016; notes that the electronic on-line version of the front desk, “the e-Portal”, has been accessible since January 2015 with concise information regarding the rules in force and the status of Members’ rights; underlines that any administrative simplification should not only be achieved by shifting part of the work from the administrative staff to Members and their offices;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 143 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47
47. Notes that the current contract with the Parliament’s travel service expires at the end of 2018 and that an open call for tender is under preparation with a view to selecting a new travel agency to assist the Parliament in the handling and organisation of work-related travel; requests that the new contract contain strengthened conditions, in particular with regard to ticket pricing and the availability at all times of the travel service’s call centre, including at weekends; underlines the importance of a simple and user-friendly complaint mechanism to quickly highlight shortfalls, which allows for a speedy improvement of any problems; emphasises that greater attention needs to be paid to the specific requirements of Members and a need for tailor-made services;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 147 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 11 a (new)
Voluntary Pension Fund
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 151 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 c (new)
47c. Notes that the Voluntary Pension Fund was established in 1990 by the Bureau’s Rules governing the additional (voluntary) pension scheme and Members were able to join it until the end of the sixth parliamentary term (13 July 2009); notes that the fund was set up to provide Members with a pension scheme due to the pre-existing lack thereof; notes that the voluntary pension fund has increased its estimated actuarial deficit from EUR 276,8 million at the end of 2015 to EUR 326,2 million at the end of 2016; takes note that Parliament is the guarantor for the payment of pension rights when and if this fund is unable to meet its obligations; observes that on 8 December 2017, the Union and the UK negotiators have reached an agreement in principle on the financial settlement relating to the Brexit, which includes that the UK will participate in the Union’s annual budgets 2019 and 2020 as if it had remained in it and will contribute its share of the financing of the Union’s liabilities incurred before 31 December 2020; notes that the voluntary pension scheme for Members is included as a liability on the Union balance sheet;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 173 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 11 b (new)
General Expenditure Allowance
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 174 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 d (new)
47d. Recalls Parliament’s resolutions 5 April 20171a on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2018 and of 25 October 20171b on the Council position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018; ; calls on Parliament’s Bureau to diligently study and research lump sums (such as the general expenditure allowance) as such a scheme significantly reduces administrative burden, among other things; expects the Bureau to provide a clear overview over the benefits of this scheme; recalls that lump sum payments exist in many forms; recalls the principle of the independence of the mandate; underlines that it is the responsibility of elected Members to use the expenditures for parliament activities and that it is possible for Members - who wish to do so - to publish their spending record of the GEA on their personal webpages; stresses the fact that the lump sum is widely used and recognised as the useful tool in Member States; _________________ 1a Texts adopted, P8_TA(2017)0114. 1bTexts adopted, P8_TA_PROV(2017)0408
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 179 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 b (new)
47b. Welcomes the implementation of Wi-Fi access for the Parliament’s visitors, which is another step towards a digitally more inclusive Parliament; points out, however, that ICT security should remain paramount and that the Parliament’s internal network should be shielded from potential malicious external attacks; stresses the need for dramatic improvement in the nature of the service provided, particularly in Strasbourg, and looks forward to the necessary measures being taken in the near future;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 180 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 a (new)
47a. Invites the Bureau, in cooperation with DG ITEC, to come up with risk mitigating measures to ensure a smooth running of parliamentary work in the case of system damages or blackouts; underlines the importance of a priority list of services, according to which order services must be restored as quickly as possible so a skeleton service is still functioning in the case of a cyber attack; invites the Bureau to develop a contingency plan for long-time system blackouts; recommends that data centres diversify the sites on which their servers are located to improve security and continuity of the IT systems of the Parliament;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 185 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 52
52. Acknowledges the new optimised system for organising security tasks which the Secretary-General presented to the Bureau in January 2018; acknowledges moreover that this new system takes into account the specificity of security agents’ role and function, and is based on reconciling their professional and family life balance, promoting equality of treatment between all agents and providing a work pattern which protects security agents’ health and respects their biorhythm; hopes that an open dialogue can be maintained in order to remain attentive to the needs of this vulnerablerequirements of this group of staff working in a very tense security context;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 186 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 52
52. Acknowledges the new optimised system for organising security tasks which the Secretary-General presented to the Bureau in January 2018; acknowledges moreover that this new system takes into account the specificity of security agents’ role and function, and is based on reconciling their professional and family life balance, promoting equality of treatment between all agents and providing a work pattern which protects security agents’ health and respects their biorhythm; hopes that an open dialogue can be maintained in order to remain attentive to the needs of this vulnerable group of staff working in a very tense security context;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 192 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 55
55. Notes with satisfaction that the Bureau endorsed a road-map, proposed by the Secretary- General, to move towards an electric car fleet; acknowledges that by the end of 2017, half of all cars and minibuses for the Parliament’s car fleet should be electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as that from 2018, any car newly acquired for the Parliament’s car fleet should be a plug-in hybrid or electric; notes that in 2020, all cars in the Parliament’s car fleet should be electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles, while in 2021 this should also apply to all of the Parliament’s minibuses; acknowledges moreoverstrongly underlines that a cost- benefit analysis should be conducted before every major renewal of the car fleet and that the Budgetary Control Committee should be familiarized with the cost-benefit analysis that proceeded the implementation of the road-map towards an electric car fleet;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 193 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 55
55. Notes with satisfaction that the Bureau endorsed a road-map, proposed by the Secretary-General, to move towards an electric car fleet; acknowledges that by the end of 2017, half of all cars and minibuses for the Parliament’s car fleet should be electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles, as well as that from 2018, any car newly acquired for the Parliament’s car fleet should be a plug-in hybrid or electric; notes that in 2020, all cars in the Parliament’s car fleet should be electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid vehicles, while in 2021 this should also apply to all of the Parliament’s minibuses; acknowledges moreoverpoints out that a cost-benefit analysis is however essential and should be conducted before every major renewal of the car fleet;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 195 #

2017/2137(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 55 a (new)
55a. Calls on the Bureau to not limit itself to electric cars as a more environmentally-friendly solution since there are concerns regarding the production (including sufficient availability of the necessary resources) and the disposal at the end of a batteries life-cycle; regrets that Members were not informed on an analysis regarding alternative fuels such as bio fuels, synthetic fuels or hydrogen fuel cells; underlines that a diversification of an environmentally friendly car-fleet would lessen dependence on one supplier and could counteract possible future supply shortages;
2018/03/02
Committee: CONT
Amendment 4 #

2017/2067(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 a (new)
- having regard to the ITS Directive 2010/40/EU of 7 July 2010,
2017/11/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 49 #

2017/2067(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Highlights the importance of goals of the ITS Directive 2010/40/EU, seamless, interoperable ITS across the EU and the role it plays for specifications and C-ITS standardization;
2017/11/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 51 #

2017/2067(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Welcomes the results of the C-ITS 3. Platform PHASE II and underlines the importance of the results2 ; the certificate policy and the ETSI mitigation methodology and the ETSI specification mitigating between ITS and CEN DSRC in particular; _________________ 2 C-ITS platform final phase II: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transpor t/files/2017-09-c-its-platform-final- report.pdf
2017/11/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 62 #

2017/2067(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Recalls that connected vehicles are vehicles using C-ITS technologies that allow all road vehicles to communicate with other vehicles, traffic signals and roadside infrastructure as well as other road users;
2017/11/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 118 #

2017/2067(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Welcomes the certificate policy as step towards a security policy for C-ITS and highlights and urges the European Commission to continue working on an overall security policy;
2017/11/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 124 #

2017/2067(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Believes that the hybrid communication approach, combining complementary communication technologies is the correct approach and that the most promising hybrid communication mix appears to be an interoperable combination of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s ETSI ITS-G5 and existing cellular networks (C-V2X), which will ensure the best possible support for deployment of the basic C-ITS services;
2017/11/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 136 #

2017/2067(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Highlights the importance of applications in the adjacent 5.8 GHz band run free of radio interference. Such services are road charging, the enforcement of road charging, the digital tachograph and weights & dimensions;
2017/11/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 11 #

2017/2040(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas macro-regions act as ambassadors of the European Union in order to demonstrate that trust, dialogue, cross-border cooperation and solidarity work successfully, and are tangible, in the EU;
2017/09/18
Committee: REGI
Amendment 15 #

2017/2040(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas the Commission adopts a single report on the implementation of all four existing EU macro-regional strategies every two years, with the next report due by the end of 2018;
2017/09/18
Committee: REGI
Amendment 92 #

2017/2040(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Considers the EUSALP as proof that the macro-regional concept can also be applied successfully to more developed regions;
2017/09/18
Committee: REGI
Amendment 95 #

2017/2040(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Stresses that the EUSALP offers seven countries, 48 regions and 80 million people a platform for jointly addressing the challenges they face (climate change, demographic changes, migration, global competition, energy supply, transport and mobility, and the digital divide);
2017/09/18
Committee: REGI
Amendment 99 #

2017/2040(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Stresses that the Alpine region is delineated by many borders and that removing those barriers is a prerequisite for cooperation to work; points out that the EUSALP can also provide thean opportunity to strengthen cross-border cooperation, to forge links and networks between people and to eliminate existing borders and barriers for workers and economic activities, having regard also to the fact that there are many small firms in the Alpine region;
2017/09/18
Committee: REGI
Amendment 132 #

2017/2040(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Is of the opinion that the visibility of and awareness aboutpublic perception of the activities of the macro-regions need to be enhanced;
2017/09/18
Committee: REGI
Amendment 48 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 1
(1) The overall aim is to establish a resource-efficient multimodal transport network and to reduce the negative impact of transport on air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, accidents, noise and congestion continue to pose problems to the economy, health and well-being of European citizens. Despite the fact that road transport is the main contributor of those negative effects, road freight transport is estimated to grow by 60 per cent by 2050.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 51 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 2
(2) Reducing the negative impact of transport activities remains one of the main goals of the Union's transport policy. Council Directive 92/106/EEC21 which establishes measures to encourage the development of combined transport, is the only legislative act of the Union to directly incentivise the shift from road freight to lower emission transport modes such as inland waterways, maritime and rail. _________________ 21 Council Directive 92/106/EEC of 7 December 1992 on the establishment of common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods between Member States (OJ L 368, 17.12.1992, p.38).
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 54 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 3
(3) The goal of reaching 30% of road freight over 300 km shifted to other modes of transport such as rail or waterborne transport by 2030, and more than 50% by 2050, in order to optimise the performance of multimodal logistic chains, including by making greater use of more energy-efficient modes, has been slower has to be achieved via efficiency gains and infrastructure improvements withain expected and according to the current projections, will not be reachedthe rail and waterborne sector.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 58 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 4
(4) Directive 92/106/EEC has contributed to the development of the Union's policy on combined transport and has helped shift a considerable amount of freight away from road. Shortcomings in the implementation of that Directive, notably ambiguous language and outdated provisions, and the limited scope of its support measures, as well as the bureaucratic and protectionist obstacles within the rail sector, have significantly reduced its impact.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 61 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 5
(5) Directive 92/106/EEC should be simplified and its implementation improved by reviewing the economic incentives to combined transport, with the aim of encouraging the shift of goods from road transport to modes which are more environmentally friendly, safer, more energy efficient and cause less congestionimproving the competitiveness of rail and waterborne transport in comparison to road transport.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 86 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 14
(14) Member States should implement additional economic support measures in addition to the existing ones, targetstimulate competition and reduce protectionist measures withing the various legs of a combined transport operationrail sector, in order to reduce the road freight and to encourage the use of other modes of transport such as rail, inland waterways and maritime transport, thereby reducing air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, road traffic accidents, noise and congestion. SuchAdditional measures may include the reduction of certain taxes or transport fees, grants for intermodal load units effectively transported in combined transport operations, or the partial reimbursement of transhipments cost.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 99 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 22
(22) Since the objectives of this Directive to further promote the shift from road transport to more environmentally friendly modes of transport, and hence reduce the negative externalities of the Union transport system,is to make combined transport competitive towards road transport while reaching this objective cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States but can rather, by reason of the primarily cross-border nature of freight combined transport and interlinked infrastructure, and of the problems this Directive is intended to address, be better achieved at Union level, the Union may adopt measures, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity as set out in Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union. In accordance with the principle of proportionality as set out in that Article, this Directive does not go beyond what is necessary in order to achieve those objectives
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 126 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 1 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) 150 km in distance as the crow flies;
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 135 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 1 – paragraph 3 – point b
(b) 20% of the distance as the crow flies between the loading point for the initial leg and the unloading point for the final leg, when it amounts to more than the distance referred to in point (a).deleted
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 145 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 1 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
In case a Member State is transited by road during an initial or final road leg of a combined transport operation, this Member State may decide to withhold the advantages granted to combined transport on the basis of the definition provided for in Article 1.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 148 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 1 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 3
TExceeding the road leg distance limit may be exceededspecified in this paragraph for combined road/rail transport operations, when authorised by shall be possible within the Member State or Member States on whose territory the road leg takes place, in order to reach the geographically nearest transporhipment terminal which has the necessary operational transhipment capability for loading or unloading in terms of transhipment equipment, terminal capacity, terminal opening times and appropriate rail freight services, in the absence of a transhipment terminal fulfilling all of these conditions within the distance limit.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 150 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 1 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 3
The road leg distance limit may be exceeded for combined road/rail transport operations, when authorised by the Member State or Member States on whose territory the road leg takes place, in order to reach the geographically nearest transport terminal which has the necessary operational transhipment capability for loading or unloading in terms of transhipment equipment, terminal capacity and appropriate rail freight services. When semi-trailers are transported using combined road/rail transport, the road legs of these intermodal loading shall be performed using vehicle combinations with a gross weight of up to 44 tonnes. Member States may reduce the 150 km length of the road leg by up to 50% in case of combined road/rail operations on a precisely defined part of their territory on the grounds of environmental reasons provided that a terminal offering appropriate services exists within the range. Any such government decision should be adequately explained. After a maximum period of 5 years, the Commission shall examine if the measures are still appropriate.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 172 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point e
(e) the distance as the crow flies between the place where the combined transport operation begins and the place where the combined transport operations ends in the Union;
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 174 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point f
(f) a description, signed by the shipper, of the combined transport operation routing, signed by the responsible operator for the planning, where the signature can mean an electronic signature, including at least the following details for each leg, including for each mode of transport which constitutes the non-road leg, of the operation within the Union:
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 185 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point h – point ii
- (ii) the distance of the initial road transport leg as the crow flies between the place of shipment and the first transhipment terminal;
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 191 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point i – point ii
- (ii) the distance of the final road transport leg as the crow flies between the place of transhipment and the place where the combined transport operation ends in the Union);
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 203 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 3 – paragraph 4
4. The evidence referred to in paragraph 1 shall be presented or transmitted upon the request of the authorised inspecting officer of the Member State where the check is carried out. In case of road side checks, it shall be presented within the duration of such check, within a maximum of 45 minutes. It shall be in an official language of that Member State or in English. During a roadside check, the driver shall be allowed to contact the head office, the transport manager or any other person or entity which may support him in providing the evidence referred to paragraph 2.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 248 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 6 – paragraph 4 – point b
(b) the increase of operational efficiency in and access to existing terminals.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 257 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 6 – Paragraph 5 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
Member States may take additional measures to support increased private investment in the development of terminals for combined transport.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 258 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 6 – Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. In order to reduce time and costs involved in combined transport operations, additional measures shall be implemented as follows: a) exempting hauliers from the infrastructure charges in the case of vehicles powered by alternative fuels as referred to in Article 2 of Directive 2014/94/EU; and (b) exempting rail undertakings from the charges for the use of railway infrastructure; and (c) exempting hauliers from the limitations imposed under national traffic bans.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 266 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 7
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 9a – paragraph 3
3. Member States shall publish in an easily accessible manner on the internet and free of charge the relevant information concerning the measures adopted pursuant Article 6, as well as other relevant information for the purposes of the application of the present Directive.
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 267 #

2017/0290(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 7
Directive 92/106/EEC
Article 9a – paragraph 4
4. The Commission shall publish on the internet and update, where necessary, the list of competent authorities referred to in paragraph 1, as well as a list of the measures referred to in Article 6.;
2018/05/18
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 128 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point c
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 2 – paragraph 11
11. ‘viable alternative’ means another terminal which is economically acceptable to the carrier, and provides passengers with comparable connections and infrastructure and allows ithe carrier to operate the passenger service concerned.;
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 243 #

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 fliesroad distance
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 268 #

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 fliesroad distance
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 333 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 c – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 3
Authorising authorities shall not reject an application solely on the grounds that the carrier requesting authorisation offers lower prices than those offered by other road carriers or the fact that the link in question is already operated by other road carriers.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 345 #

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 fliesroad distance and if the service would compromise the economic equilibrium of a public service contract.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 368 #

2017/0288(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 11 a (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009
Article 8 d a (new)
(11a) Article 8da Member States may introduce further liberalisation of the services covered by this Regulation, in particular as regards the simplification of procedures and kilometre - road distance - thresholds.
2018/10/04
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 80 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) Users’ rights to rail services include the receipt of information regarding the service and all available optimal single rail journey options both before, and during and after the journey. Whenever possible, railway undertakings andall ticket vendors, both those that belong to railway undertakings as well independent third party ticket vendors, should provide this information in advance and as soon as possible, using data provided by railway undertakings and infrastructure companies. That information should be provided in accessible formats for persons with disabilities or persons with reduced mobility. Railway undertakings should enable ticket vendors to provide passengers with all relevant information.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 102 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) Railway undertakings should provide data to facilitate the transfer of rail passengers from one operator to another by the provision of through-tickets, whenever possible. data that will enable ticket vendors to show and sell optimal single rail journeys.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 148 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) minimum information to be provided to passengers; by ticket vendors, regardless whether these are a subsidiary of or a department within a railway undertaking or alternatively an independent, third party entity.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 190 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1
(1) ‘railway undertaking’ means a railway undertaking as defined in Article 3(1) of Directive 2012/34/EU ;public or private undertaking whose activity is to provide for the transport of goods and/or passengers by rail on the basis that the undertaking shall ensure traction; this also includes undertakings which provide for traction only. If a rail- transport providing entity also sells rail tickets or optimal single rail journeys for transport then that specific part of the business is a ticket vendor and not a railway undertaking – because it is not undertaking (carrying out) any transport.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 191 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 5
(5) ‘ticket vendor’ means any retailer of rail transport services concluding transport contracts and selling tickets on behalf of a railway undertaking or for its own account;selling single rail journeys on behalf of a railway undertakings. A ticket vendor can be a subsidiary or a fully integrated unit within a railway undertaking. Alternatively it can also be an independent third party entity.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 207 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 10 a (new)
(10a) ‘optimal single rail journey’ means the most optimal (e.g. cheapest or fastest) one-way rail journey between any two rail stations (both domestically and across internal EU borders), comprising one, two or more successive railway services and respecting minimum standard connection times as provided for by official railway planners. There can be one or more separate, successive tickets or transport contracts form it, whatever combination offers the passenger the best options.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 239 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1
1. Railway undertakings and ticket vendors offering transport contracts on behalf of one or more railway undertakingWithout prejudice to Article 10, all ticket vendors shall provide the passenger, upon request, with at least the information set out in Annex II, Part I in relation to the journeys for which a transport contract is offered by the rmost optimal single rail journey. This should happen in an impartial and non- discriminatory manner. Railway undertaking concerned. Ts’ in-house ticket vendors offering transport contracts on their own account, and tour operatshould enable this for optimal single rail journeys within their home Member State as well as at least for journeys to and from neighbouring Union Member States. Independent, third party ticket vendors should enable this for optimal single rail journeys across the whole Union. Ticket vendors, shall provide thise above information where availableusing data provided to them by railway undertakings in accordance with paragraph 2.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 249 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 2
2. Railway undertakings and, where possible, ticket vendors shall provide the passenger during the journey , including at connecting stations, with at least the information set out in Annex II, Part II. Ticket vendors shall also provide this information using data provided by railway undertakings according to paragraph 3.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 270 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 4
4. Station managerRailway undertakings and infrastructure managers shall make real- time data relating to trains, including those operated by other railway undertakings available to railway undertakings and ticket vendors, in a non-discriminatory manner. This is so that ticket vendors can provide passengers with all information as required by this Regulation.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 279 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – title
Availability of tickets, through-tickets and reservationoptimal single rail journeys
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 285 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1
1. Railway undertakings and ticket vendors shall offer tickets and, where available, through-tickets and reservations. They shall make all possible efforts to offer through-tickets, including for journeys across borders and with more than one railway undertakingTicket vendors shall show and sell optimal single rail journeys.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 295 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – introductory part
Without prejudice to paragraphs 34 and 45, railway undertakings andall ticket vendors shall distribute tickets to passengerfor optimal single rail journeys via at least one of the following points of sale:.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 296 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) on board trains.deleted
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 310 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 4 – point a
(a) of the possibility of purchasing ticketoptimal single rail journeys via telephone or the Internet or on board the train, and of the procedure for such purchase;
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 312 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 4 – point b
(b) of the nearest railway station or place at which ticket offices and/or ticketing machines are available to purchase these.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 329 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 6
6. Where a passenger receives separate tickets for a single journey comprising successive railway services operated by one or more railway undertakings, successive tickets as part of an optimal single rail journey, his rights to information, assistance, care and compensation shall be equivalent to those under a through-one ticket and cover the whole journey from the departure to the final destination, unless the passenger is explicitly informed otherwise in writing. Such information shall in particular state that when the passenger misses a connection, he or she would not be entitled to assistance or compensation based on the total length of the journey. The burden of proof that the information was provided shall lie with the railway undertaking, its agent, tour operator or ticket vendor.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 346 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. Where it is reasonably to be expected , either at departure or in the event of a missed connection in the course of a journey with a through-ticketn optimal single rail journey, that arrival at the final destination under the transport contract will be subject to a delay of more than 60 minutes, the passenger shall immediately have the choice between one of the following :
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 348 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 16 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) reimbursement of the full cost of the ticketoptimal single rail journey, under the conditions by which it was paid, for the part or parts of his or her journey not made and for the part or parts already made if the journey is no longer serving any purpose in relation to the passenger’s original travel plan, together with, when relevant, a return service to the first point of departure at the earliest opportunity. The payment of the reimbursement shall be made under the same conditions as the payment for compensation referred to in Article 17;
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 356 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – title
Compensation of the ticket or optimal single rail journey price
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 357 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. Without losing the right of transport for the optimal single rail journey, a passenger may request compensation for delays from the railway undertaticket vendor where he made the rail booking if he or she is facing a delay between the places of departure and destination stated ion the transport contracticket or optimal single rail journey booking for which the cost of the ticket has not been reimbursed in accordance with Article 16. The minimum compensations for delays shall be as follows:
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 391 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 3
3. Compensation for delay shall be calculated in relation to the full price which the passenger actually paid for the delayed serviceof the optimal single rail journey which the passenger actually paid. The delay compensation should be based on how delayed the passenger is at the final destination of the booked optimal single rail journey. Where the transport contract is for a return journey, compensation for delay on either the outward or the return legjourney shall be calculated in relation to half of the price paid for the ticket. In the same way the price for a delayed service under any other form of transport contract allowing travelling several subsequent legs shall be calculated in proportion to the full price. optimal single rail journey involved. The return leg should be treated as a separate transaction – if there is no delay to that then there should be no compensation.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 400 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 5
5. The compensation of the ticket priceor optimal single rail journey shall be paid within one month after the submission of the request for compensation. The compensation may be paid in vouchers a to the vend/or other services if the terms are flexible (in particular regarding the validity period and destination). The compensation shall bf the ticket or optimal single praid in money at the request of the passengerl journey.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 413 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 8
8. A railway undertaking shall not be obliged to pay compensation if it can prove that the delay was caused by severe weather conditions or major natural disasters endangering the safe operation of the service and could not have been foreseen or prevented even if all reasonable measures had been taken.deleted
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 424 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 17 – paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. The ticket vendor shall first provide compensation to the passenger. In a robust back office process, an impartial and neutral compensation chamber should ascertain within two months which entity is responsible for the delay, even if the causer of the delay is not a passenger railway undertaking. It may be another actor in the railway sector, such as a freight operator or an infrastructure manager. There shall be a clearing system in place where the entity that causes the delay is ultimately liable and pays compensation to the ticket vendor. Performance statistics shall be released, in order to determine which entities cause delays most often and encourage them to improve.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 426 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 1
1. In the case of athe delay inof arrival or departure, passengers shall be kept informed of the situation and of the estimated departure time and estimated arrival time by the railway undertaking or ticket vendor or by the station manager as soon as such information is available. Ticket vendors shall be provided with the relevant data by the railway undertakings on a real-time basis and in an appropriate format.
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 605 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Article 6 – paragraph 3
3. The ticket shall be prima facie evidence of the conclusion and the contents of the contract of carriage.deleted
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 606 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Article 7
Article 7 Ticket 1. Carriage shall determine the form and content of tickets as well as the language and characters in which they are to be printed and made out. 2. entered on the ticket: (a) (b) subject, notwithstanddeleted The General Conditions of The following, any clause to the contrary, to these Uniform Rules; this may be indicated by the acronym CIV; (c) prove the conclusion and contents of the contract of carriage and enabling the passenger to assert the rights resulting from this contract. 3. receipt of the ticket, that it has been made out in accordance with his instructions. 4. has not been made out in the passenger’s name and if the journey has not begun. 5. the form of electronic data registration, which can be transformed into legible written symbols. The procedure used for the registration and treatment of data must be equivalent from the functional point of view, particularly so far as concerns the evidential value of the ticket represented by those data.t least, must be the carrier or carriers; a statement that the carriage is any other statement necessary to The passenger must ensure, on The ticket shall be transferable if it The ticket may be established in
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 608 #

2017/0237(COD)

MINIMUM INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED BY RAILWAY UNDERTAKINGS AND TICKET VENDORS
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 612 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part I – indent 2
- Time schedules and conditions for the fastest tripoptimal single rail journeys
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 617 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part I – indent 6
- Availability of seats for all optimal single rail journeys in smoking and non- smoking, first and second class as well as couchettes and sleeping carriages
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 618 #

2017/0237(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part I – indent 7
- Any activities likely to disrupt or delayDisruptions and delays, planned and real-time, to services
2018/04/03
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 44 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) So far, and unless otherwise provided for in national law, the rules on access to the occupation of road transport operator do not apply to undertakings engaged in the occupation of road haulage operator solely by means of motor vehicles with a permissible laden mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes or combinations of vehicles not exceeding that limit.The number of such undertakings which are active in both national and international transport operations has been increasing. As a result, several Member States have decided to apply the rules on access to the occupation of road transport operator,provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009,to those undertakings. To ensure a minimum level of professionalisation of the sector using vehicles with a permissible laden mass not exceedingof 2.4 to 3.5 tonnes by way of common rules, and thus to approximate competitive conditions between all operators, this provision should be deleted, whereas the requirements regarding effective and stable establishment and appropriate financial standing should be rendered mandatorye requirements for engagement in the occupation of road transport operator should equally apply. This provision only applies to undertakings transporting goods for hire or reward. Therefore, small and medium-size enterprises using a vehicle for transportation of their own goods, are not covered by this Regulation.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 151 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point a – point i
Regulation No 1071/2009 (EC)
Article 1 – paragraph 4 – point a
(i) point (a) is deletedreplaced by the following; (a) undertakings engaged in the occupation of road haulage operator solely by means of motor vehicles or combinations of vehicles the permissible laden mass of which is lower than 2,4 tonnes;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 162 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b
Regulation No 1071/2009
Article 1 – paragraph 6
6. Article 3(1)(b) and (d) and Articles 4, 6, 8, 9, 14, 19 and 21 shall not apply to undertakings engaged in the occupation of road haulage operator solely by means of motor vehicles with a permissible laden mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes or combinations of vehicles with a permissible laden mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes. Member States may, however: (a) require those undertakings to apply some or all of the provisions referred to in the first subparagraph; (b) lower the limit referred to in the first subparagraph for all or some categories of road transport operations.;deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 163 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b
Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009
Article 1 – point 6
Article 3(1)(b) and (d) and Articles 4, 6, 8, 9, 14, 19 and 21 shall not apply to undertakings engaged in the occupation of road haulage operator solely by means of motor vehicles with a permissible laden mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes or combinations of vehicles with a permissible laden mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 171 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b
EC 1071/2009
Artikel 1 – Absatz 6 – Buchstaben a und b
Member States may, however: (a) require those undertakings to apply some or all of the provisions referred to in the first subparagraph; (b) lower the limit referred to in the first subparagraph for all or some categories of road transport operations.;deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 219 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point a – point ii
Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 3 – point a – point vii
(vii) tax law.;deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 230 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point a – point iii (new)
EC 1071/2009 and EC 1072/2009
Artikel 6 – Absatz 1 – Unterabsatz 3 – Buchstabe b
xia) cabotage
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 253 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point a
Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
In order to satisfy the requirement laid down in Article 3(1)(c), an undertaking shall, on a permanent basis, be able to meet its financial obligations in the course of the annual accounting year. The undertaking shall demonstrate, on the basis of annual accounts certified by an auditor or a duly accredited person, that, every year, it has at its disposal equity capital totalling at least EUR 9 000 when only one vehicle is used and EUR 5 000 for each additional vehicle used. Undertakings engaged in the occupation of road haulage operator solely by means of motor vehicles with a permissible laden mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes or combinations of vehicles with a permissible laden mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes shall demonstrate, on the basis of annual accounts certified by an auditor or a duly accredited person, that, every year, they have at their disposal equity capital totalling at least EUR 1 8500 when only one vehicle is used and EUR 9500 for each additional vehicle used.';
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 267 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) a time limit not exceeding six months where the requirement of financial standing is not satisfied, in order to demonstrate that that requirement iswill again be satisfied on a permanent basis.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 268 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 10
Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009
Article 14 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
‘The competent authority shall not rehabilitate the transport manager earlier than one year from the date of the loss of good repute.’;deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 270 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 10 (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1071/2009
Article 14 – paragraph 2
2. Unless and until a rehabilitation measure is taken in accordance with the relevant provisions of national law, the certificate of professional competence, referred to in Article 8(8), of the transport manager declared to be unfit shall no longer be valid in any Member State. The Commission shall draw up a list of rehabilitation measures for regaining good repute.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 350 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 1 a (new)
Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009
Article 1 – paragraph 5 – point c
(1a) 1a) in paragraph 5, point (c) is replaced by the following: (c) carriage of goods in motor vehicles the permissible laden mass of which, including that of trailers, is lower than 2,4 tonnes;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 394 #

2017/0123(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point a
Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009
Article 8 – paragraph 2
(2) Once the goods carried in the course of an incoming international carriage from another Member State or from a third country to a host Member State have been delivered, hauliers referred to in paragraph 1 shall be allowed to carry out, with the same vehicle or, in the case of a coupled combination, the motor vehicle of that same vehicle, up to three cabotage operations in the host Member State or in contiguous Member States. The last unloading in the course of a cabotage operation shall take place within 5 days from the last unloading in the host Member State in the course of the incoming international carriage.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 72 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5 a (new)
(5a) Transporting goods is fundamentally different from transporting people. Coach drivers are in close contact with their passengers and should be in a position to take breaks with greater flexibility without extending driving periods or shortening rest periods and breaks.
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 195 #

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 k
(2a) In Article 4, paragraph 1, point k is replaced as follows: "(k) ‘daily driving time’ means the total accumulated driving time between the end of one daily rest period and the beginning of the following daily rest period or between a daily rest period and a weekly rest period; content/DE/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32006R0561&qid=1519652857817&from=FR)calculation of daily driving time ends at the beginning of an uninterrupted rest period of at least seven hours. Daily driving time is therefore next calculated as from the end of that rest period of at least seven hours.” Or. de (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 231 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
Article 7 – sentence 3
A driver engaged in multi-manning may decide to take a break of 45 minus that are divided up or are uninterruptesd in a vehicle driven by another driver provided that the driver taking the break is not involved in assisting the driver driving the vehicle.
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 236 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 a (new)
Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
Article 7 – paragraph 3 a (new)
(4a) In Article 7, the following new paragraph is added: (3a) "This break may be replaced by breaks of at least 15 minutes each distributed over the driving period or immediately after this period in such a way as to comply with the provisions of paragraph 1."
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 247 #

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 251 #

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 a
a) fourtwo regular weekly rest periods, or
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 268 #

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 281 #

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 reduced weekly rest periods shall be compensated by an equivalent period of rest taken en bloc before the end of the thirdfourth week following the week in question.
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 284 #

2017/0122(COD)

(aa) In Article 8, new paragraph is added: '(6a) By way of derogation from paragraph 6, a driver engaged in the occasional service of carriage of passengers according to Regulation (EC) 1073/2009 may postpone the weekly rest period for up to 12 consecutive 24-hour intervals following a previous regular weekly rest period provided that, after using this derogation, it is followed by a regular weekly rest period. If driving during the period 22:00 and 06:00, the vehicle must be multi-manned, or the driving period referred to in Article 7 is reduced to three hours.'
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 302 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point b
Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
Article 8 – paragraph 7
(7) Any rest period taken as compensation for a reduced weekly rest period shall immediately precede or follow a regular weekly rest period of at least 45 hoursbe attached to another daily or weekly rest period.
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 316 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5 – point c
Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
Article 8(8a)
(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 suitable accommodation, with adequate sleeping and sanitary facilities: a) either provided or paid for by the employer, or b) at home or at another private location chosen by the driver.deleted
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 418 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 7 b (new)
Regulation (EC) No 561/2006
Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point p a (new) and point p b (new)
(7b) In Article 13, paragraph 1, the following points are added: pa) Vehicles in construction traffic up to 100 km away from the base of the undertaking that are used to deliver and supply building materials. pb) Vehicles up to 100 km away from the base of the undertaking that are used for road clearance.
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 441 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point -1 (new)
Regulation (EU) No 165/2014
Article 3 – paragraph 4
4. 15 year-1 In Article 3, paragraph 4 is amended as follows: ""4. Within the three months after newly registered vehicles are required to have a tachograph as provided in Articles 8, 9 and 10, vehicles operating in a Member State other than their Member State of registration shall be fitted with such a tachograph. (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32014R0165&from=EN)";" Or. en
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 465 #

2017/0122(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 1 a (new)
Regulation (EU) No 165/2014
Article 9 – paragraph 2
2. 15 year(1 a) (1a) Article 9, paragraph 2, is replaced by the following: "2. Within the three months after newly registered vehicles are required to have a tachograph as provided for in this Article and in Articles 8 and 10, Member States shall equip their control authorities to an appropriate extent with remote early detection equipment necessary to permit the data communication referred to in this Article, taking into account their specific enforcement requirements and strategies. Until that time, Member States may decide whether to equip their control authorities with such remote early detection equipment. (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32014R0165&from=EN)"" Or. en
2018/02/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 478 #

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 at the suitable stopping place as well as where and when the driver has crossed a border in the vehicle on arrival at the suitabfirst scheduled stopping place. If a national border is crossed in transit, there is no need to enter the country code unless it is the country code of the destination. 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 124 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 12
(12) Such balanced criteria should be based on a concept of a sufficient link of a driver with a territory of a host Member State. Therefore, a time threshold should be established, beyond which the minimum rate of pay and the minimum annual paid holidays of the host Member State shall apply in case of international transport operations. This time threshold should not apply to cabotage operations as defined by Regulations 1072/200918 and 1073/200919 since the entire transport operation is taking place in a host Member State. As a consequence the minimum rate of pay and the minimum annual paid holidays of the host Member State should apply to cabotage irrespective of the frequency and duration of the operations carried out by a driver. _________________ 18 Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 on common rules for access to the international road haulage market (OJ L 300, 14.11.2009, p. 72). 19 Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 on common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services, and amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 (OJ L 300, 14.11.2009, p.88)transit and international transport operations where both the driver and the vehicle return to the Member State of establishment should not be subject to Directive 96/71/EC. There is no direct competition with national companies in the case of transit and international transport and there is a clear link of the driver to the Member State of establishment of the company, therefore the Directive 96/71/EC is inapplicable in such cases.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 128 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 12 a (new)
(12a) Directive 96/71/EC should apply to cabotage operations defined by Regulations (EC) No 1072/20091a and (EC) No 1073/20091b, since the entire transport operation is taking place in a host Member State and there is a direct competition with local undertakings. As a consequence Directive 96/71/EC should apply to cabotage irrespective of the frequency and duration of the operations carried out by a driver. _________________ 1a Regulation (EC) No 1072/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 on common rules for access to the international road haulage market (OJ L 300, 14.11.2009, p. 72). 1b Regulation (EC) No 1073/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 on common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services, and amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 (OJ L 300, 14.11.2009, p. 88).
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 414 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 4 – point a – introductory part
(a) an obligation for the road transport operator established in another Member State to send a posting declaration to the national competent authorities at the latest at the commencement of the posting, in electronic form,a standardised electronic form developed and made available by the Commission in anll official languages of the host Member State or in EnglishUnion, containing only the following information:
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 444 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 4 – point a – point iv
(iv) the anticipated duration, envisaged beginning and end date of the posting;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 500 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 4 – point d
(d) an obligation for the drivertransport manager or other contact person(s) in the Member State of establishment to keep and make available, where requested at the roadside control, in paper or electronic form, a copy of the employment contract or an equivalent document within the meaning of Article 3 of Council Directive 91/533/EEC20, translated of the driver, into one of the official languages of the host Member State or into English; _________________ 20 October 1991 on an employer's obligation to inform employees of the conditions applicable to the contract or employment relationship (OJ L 288, 18.10.1991, p. 32).s within 14 days of the request made by the relevant authorities of the host Member State; Council Directive 91/533/EEC of 14
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 523 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 4 – point e
(e) an obligation for the drivertransport manager or other contact person(s) in the Member State of establishment to make available, where requested at the roadside control, in paper or electronic form, a copy of payslips for last two months; during the roadside check, the driver shall be allowed to contact the head office, the transport manager or anthe driver’s payslips for the preceding two calendar months within 14 days of the request made by other person or entity which may provide this copy relevant authorities of the host Member State;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 531 #

2017/0121(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 4 – point f
(f) an obligation for the road transport operator to deliver, after the period of posting, in paper or electronic form, copies of documents referred to in points (b), (c) and (e),c) at the request of the authorities of the host Member State within a reasonable period of time;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 557 #

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 for all posted workers covering a period of a maximum of six months (summary declaration).
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 80 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 1
(1) Progress towards the goal, which the Commission set out in its White Paper of 28 March 201113, namely to move towards the full application of the 'polluter pays' and 'user pays' principles, to generate revenue and ensure financing for future transport investments has been slow and inconsistencies persist in the application of road infrastructure charging across the Union. The main reason for the underfinancing of the road network can be found elsewhere, however, in the failure to ring-fence the receipts from the charges levied. _________________ 13 White Paper of 28 March 2011 ‘Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system' (COM(2011) 144 final).
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 84 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 2
(2) In its Communication on a European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility14, the Commission announced that it would propose the revision of the Directive on the charging for lorries to enable charging also on the basis of carbon dioxide differentiation, and the extension of some of its principles to buses and coaches as well as passenger cars and vans. _________________ 14 COM(2016) 501 final. COM(2016) 501 final.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 95 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 3
(3) All heavy duty vehicles have significant impact on road infrastructure and contribute to air pollution, while light duty vehicles are at the source of the majority of the negative environmental and social impacts from road transport related to emissions and congestion. In the interest of equal treatment and fair competition, it should be ensured that vehicles so far not covered by the framework set out in Directive 1999/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council115 in respect of tolls and user charges are included into this framework. The scope of that Directive should therefore be extended to heavy duty vehicles other than those intended for the carriage of goods and to light duty vehicles, including passenger cars. _________________ 15 Directive 1999/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 1999 on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (OJ L 187, 20.7.1999, p. 42).
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 99 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 4
(4) The choice between time-based user charges do by nature not accurately reflect infrastructure costs actually induced and, for similar reasons, are not effective when it comes to incentivising cleaner and more efficient operations, or reducing congestion. They should therefore be gradually replaced by distance-based charges, which are fairer, more efficient and more effectivand distance-based charges is for the Member States to make, in keeping with the subsidiarity principle.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 105 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 4 a (new)
(4a) To ensure fair competition in the transport sector, vans that are intended for the carriage of goods and that are engaged in the occupation of road transport operator1a should be included in the scope of charges applied to heavy duty vehicles. _________________ 1a Regulation (EU).../... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) 1071/2009 establishing common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator (2017/0123);
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 113 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 5 a (new)
(5a) If Member States levy infrastructure charges on private cars, they should take particular account of the historical, economic or topographical links between border areas. They should make provision for derogations and exemptions for their border areas in order not to impose disproportionate restrictions on individual transport for private and commercial purposes and allow cross- border journeys to be made unhindered.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 117 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 6
(6) As in respect of heavy duty vehicles, it is important to ensure that any time-based charges applied to light duty vehicles are proportionate, including in respect of periods of use shorter than one year. In that regard, account needs to be taken of the fact that light duty vehicles have a use pattern differing from the use pattern of heavy duty vehicles. The calculation of proportionate time-based charges could be based on available data on trip patterns.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 121 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 7
(7) Pursuant to Directive 1999/62/EC, an external-cost charge may be imposed at a level close to the social marginal cost of the usage of the vehicle in question. That method has proven to be the fairest and most efficient way to take account of negative environmental and health impacts of air pollution and noise generated by heavy duty vehicles, and would ensure a fair contribution from heavy duty vehicles to meeting EU air quality standards17 and any applicable noise limits or targets. The application of such charges should therefore be facilitated. _________________ 17 Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe, OJ L 152, 11.06.2008, p. 1-44.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 126 #

2017/0114(COD)

(8) To this effect, the maximum weighted average external-cost charges should be replaced by readily applicable reference values updated in light of inflation, the scientific progress made in estimating the external costs of road transport and the evolution of the fleet composition.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 130 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 9
(9) The variation of infrastructure charges according to Euro emission class has contributed to the use of cleaner vehicles. However, with the renewal of vehicle fleets, the variation of charges on this basis on the inter-urban network is expected to become obsolete by the end of 2020 and should therefore be phased out by that time. From the same point in time, external-cost charging should be applied more systematically, as a targeted means to recover external cost in respect of situations in which it matters most and should be retained.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 135 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 10
(10) The share of CO2 emissions from heavy duty vehicles is increasing. A variation of infrastructure charges according to such emissions is capable of contributing to improvements in this area and should therefore be introduced.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 139 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 11
(11) Light duty vehicles generate two thirds of the negative environmental and health impacts of road transport. It is therefore important to incentivise the use of the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicles through the differentiation of road charges based on conformity factors defined in Commission. Regulation (EU) 2016/42718, Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/64619, and Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/xxx.20. _________________ 18Commission of 10 March 2016 amending Regulation (EC) No 692/2008 as regards emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 6) (OJ L 82, 31.3.2016, p. 1–98). 19Commission of 20 April 2016 amending Regulation (EC) No 692/2008 as regards emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 6) (OJ L 109, 26.4.2016, p. 1–22) 20
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 147 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 12
(12) In order to promote the use of the cleanestr and mostre efficient vehicles, Member States should apply significantly reduced road tolls and user charges to those vehicles.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 150 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 13
(13) Road congestion, to which all motor vehicles contribute in different proportions, represents a cost of about 1 % of GDP. A significant part of this cost can be attributed to interurban congestion. A specific congestion charge should therefore be allowed, on condition that it is applied to all vehicle categories. In order to be effective and proportionate, the charge should be calculated on the basis of the marginal congestion cost and differentiated according to location, time and vehicle category. In order to maximise the positive effect of congestion charges, corresponding revenues should be allocated to projects addressing the sources of the problem.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 160 #

2017/0114(COD)

(14) Congestion charges should reflect the actual costs imposed by each vehicle on other road users directly, and indirectly on society at large, in a proportionate manner. In order to avoid that they disproportionately hinder the free movement of people and goods, they should be limited to specific amounts reflecting marginal congestion cost in near capacity condition, that is to say when traffic volumes approach road capacity.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 163 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 15
(15) The revenue-neutral variation of infrastructure charges applied to heavy goods vehicles, a suboptimal instrument for the purpose of reducing congestion, should be phased out.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 166 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 16
(16) Mark-ups added to the infrastructure charge could also provide a useful contribution to addressing problems related to significant environmental damage or congestion caused by the use of certain roads, not only within mountainous areas. The current restriction of mark-ups to such areas should therefore be removed. In order to avoid double charging of users, mark-ups should be excluded on road sections on which a congestion charge is applied.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 169 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 17
(17) In case a Member State introduces a system of road charging, compensations granted may, according to the case, result in the discrimination of non-resident road users. The possibility to grant compensation at such occasion should therefore be limited to the cases of tolls and should no longer be available in the case of user chargesthe principle of non-discrimination between EU citizens must be observed.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 171 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 17 a (new)
(17a) As in respect to light duty vehicles, it is important to ensure that the movement of citizens is not hampered by the provisions laid down in this Directive. Member States should be allowed to introduce discounts and reductions when road users are disproportionally affected by charges due to geographical or social reasons.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 172 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 18
(18) In order to exploit potential synergies among existing road charging systems so as to reduce operating costs, the Commission should be fully involved in the cooperation among Member States intending to introduce common road charging schemes.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 177 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 19
(19) Road charges can mobilise resources that contribute to the financing of the maintenance, the repair and development of high quality transport infrastructure. It is therefore appropriate to incentivise and services. Member States to usshould use the revenues from road charges accordingly and, to this end, toare required that theyo adequately report on the use of such revenues. That should in particular help identifying possible financing gaps, and raising the public acceptance of road charging. Member States should communicate transparently with road users on how they use the revenues from road charging through visible displays.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 188 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 20
(20) Since the objective of this Directive is in particular to ensure that national pricing schemes applied to vehicles other than heavy goods vehiclfor commercial vehicles such as heavy goods vehicles, light duty vehicles and buses are applied within a ccoherent framework that secures equal treatment across the Union, cannot be sufficiently achieved at Member State level but can rather, by reason of the cross-border nature of road transport and of the problems this Directive is intended to address, be better achieved at Union level, the Union may adopt measures, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity as set out in Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union. In accordance with the principle of proportionality, as set out in that Article, this Directive does not go beyond what is necessary to achieve that objectiverdance with the principle of equal treatment, in the interests of fair cross-border competition, the principle of subsidiarity as set out in Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union will be fully complied with.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 192 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 21
(21) It is necessary to ensure that external-cost charges continue to reflect the cost of air pollution and noise generated by heavy duty vehicles as accurately as possible without rendering the charging scheme excessively complex, to incentivise the use of the most fuel-efficient and clean vehicles, and to keep the incentives effective and the differentiation of road charges up-to-date. Therefore, 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 for the purpose of adapting the reference values for external cost charging to scientific progress, defining the modalities for the revenue-neutral variation of infrastructure charges according to the CO2 emissions from heavy duty vehicles, and adapting the modalities of the variation of infrastructure charges for light duty vehicles to technical progress. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making of 13 April 201621 . In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council 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. _________________ 21 OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1. OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 205 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 1999/62/EC
Title
Directive 1999/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 1999 on the charging of vehicles for the use of road infrastructures
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 214 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 (new)
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point c a (new)
(ca) it provides parking areas;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 216 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 6
6. ‘toll’ means a specified amount based on the distance travelled on a given infrastructure and on the type of the vehicle, the payment of which confers the right for a vehicle to use the infrastructures, comprising an infrastructure charge, and as the case may be a congestion charge or an external- cost charge or both;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 222 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 9
9. ‘congestion’ means a situation where traffic volumes approach or exceed road capacity;deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 225 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 Directive 1999/62/EC
10. ‘congestion charge’ means a charge which is levied on vehicles for the purpose of recovering the congestion costs incurred in a Member State and reducing congestion;deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 236 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 19
19. ‘light duty vehicle’ means a passenger car, a minibus or a van;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 238 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 (new)
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 19
(19a) “van intended for the carriage of goods” means a vehicle intended for the carriage of goods with a maximum permissible laden mass between 2.4 and 3.5 tonnes and engaged in the occupation of road transport operator as set out in Regulation (EU).../... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) 1071/2009 establishing common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator (2017/0123);
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 244 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 22
(22) ‘van’ means a vehicle intended for the carriage of goods, and having a maximum permissible mass not exceeding 3,5 tonnes;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 247 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 (new)
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 23 a (new)
(23a) ‘zero-emission operation’ refers to vehicles when they operate with no exhaust emissions on the covered road network;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 279 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 – paragraph 6
6. Without prejudice to paragraph 9, from 1 January 2018[the date of entry into force of this Directive], Member States shall not introduce user charges for heavy duty vehicles and vans intended for the carriage of goods. User charges introduced before that date may be maintained until 31 December 2023 and shall be replaced by infrastructure charges after that date.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 285 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 – point 7
7. From [the date of entry into force of this Directive], Member States shall not introduce user charges for light duty vehicles. User charges introduced before that date shall be phased out by 31 December 2027.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 300 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 paragraph 9
9. As of 1 January 2020, tolls and user charges applied to heavy duty vehicles shall apply to all heavy duty vehicles and vans intended for the carriage of goods.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 303 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 Directive 1999/62/EC
Tolls and user charges for heavy duty vehicles and vans intended for the carriage of goods, on the one hand and for light duty vehicles on the other may be introduced or maintained independently from one another.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 309 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7a – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
Insofar as user charges are applied in respect of passenger cars, the use of the infrastructure shall be made available at least for the following periods: a day, a week, 10 days, a month or two months or both, and a year. The two-monthly rate shall be no more than 30 % of the annual rate, the monthly rate shall be no more than 18 % of the annual rate, and the 10-day rate shall be no more than 8 % of the annual rate.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 312 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7a – paragraph 4
4. For minibuses, vans and vans intended for the carriage of goods, Member States shall comply either with paragraph 2 or with paragraph 3. Member States shall however set higher user charges for minibuses, vans and vans intended for the carriage of goods than for passenger cars as from 1 January 2024 at the latest.;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 315 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 a (new)
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 b – paragraph 3 (new)
(4 a) In Article 7b, the following paragraph 3 is added: 3. The motorway sections on which an infrastructure charge is applied shall have the necessary infrastructure and parking areas in compliance with Regulation (EU) .../.... of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 as regards on minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods (2017/0122(COD)).
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 322 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5 Directive 1999/62/EC
For heavy duty vehicles, the external-cost charge shall vary and be set in accordance with the minimum requirements and the methods referred to in Annex IIIa and shall respect the referencemaximum values set out in Annex IIIb.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 331 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 c – paragraph 5
5. From 1 January 2021, Member States that levy tolls shall apply an external-cost charge to heavy duty vehicles and vans intended for the carriage of goods on at least the part of the network referred to in Article 7(1) where environmental damage generated by heavy duty vehicles is higher than the average environmental damage generated by heavy duty vehicles defined in accordance with relevant reporting requirements referred to in Annex IIIa.;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 338 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 d a – paragraph 1
(1) Member States may, in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex V, introduce a congestion charge on any section of their road network which is subject to congestion. The congestion charge may only be applied on those road sections which are regularly congested and only during the periods when they are typically congested.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 340 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 d a – paragraph 2
(2) Member States shall define the road sections and time periods referred to in paragraph 1 on the basis of objective criteria related to the level of exposure of the roads and their vicinities to congestion, such as average delays or queue lengths.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 341 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 d a – paragraph 3
(3) A congestion charge imposed on any section of the road network shall apply in a non-discriminatory manner to all vehicle categories, in accordance with the standard equivalence factors set out in Annex V.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 344 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7da – paragraph 4
4. The congestion charge shall reflect the costs imposed by a vehicle on other road users, and indirectly on society, but shall not exceed the maximum levels set out in Annex VI for any given road type.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 346 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 d a – paragraph 5
(5) Member States shall put in place adequate mechanisms for monitoring the impact of congestion charges and for reviewing the level thereof. They shall review the level of charges regularly, at least every three years, to ensure that they are not higher than the cost of congestion occurring in that Member State and generated on those road sections, which are subject to the congestion charge.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 391 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 8
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7ga
Article 7gadeleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 393 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 8
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 g a – paragraph 1
(1) For light duty vehicles, until 31 December 2021, Member States may vary tolls and user charges according to the environmental performance of the vehicle.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 396 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 8
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 g a – paragraph 1
1. For light duty vehicles and vans intended for the carriage of goods, until 31 December 2021, Member States may vary tolls and user charges according to the environmental performance of the vehicle.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 398 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 8
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 g a – paragraph 2
(2) From 1 January 2022 Member States shall vary tolls and, in the case of user charges, at least annual charges, according to the CO2 and pollutant emissions of vehicles in accordance with the rules set out in Annex VII.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 406 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 8
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 g a – paragraph 3
(3) Where, in the event of a check, a driver or, if appropriate, the transport operator, is unable to produce the vehicle documents necessary to ascertain the emission levels of the vehicle (Certificate of Conformity) pursuant to Commission Regulation (EU) …/…******, Member States may apply tolls or annual user charges up to the highest level chargeable.deleted
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 410 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 8
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 g a – paragraph 4
The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 9e amending Annex VII in order to adapt the modalities specified in the Annex to technical progress.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 416 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 10 – point -a a (new)
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 7 i – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. Member States may provide for discounts or reductions to the infrastructure charge on condition that: -a a In Article 7 i, paragraph 2, the introductory part is replaced by the following: "2. For heavy duty vehicles and vans intended for the carriage of goods, Member States may provide for discounts or reductions to the infrastructure charge on condition that:" Or. en (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:01999L0062- 20160401&qid=1519392635640&from=EN)
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 435 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 14 – point a a (new)
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 9 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
2. Member States shall determine the use of revenues generated by this Directive(a a) Article 9 - paragraph 2 is amended as follows: "2. To enable the transport network to be developed as a whole, revenues generated from infrastructure and external costs charges, or the equivalent in financial value of these revenues, shouldall be used to benefit the transport sector, and optimise the entire transport system. In particular, revenues generated from external cost charges, or the equivalent in financial value of these revenues, shouldall be used to make transport more sustainable, including one or more of the following: (a)facilitating efficient pricing; (b)reducing road transport air pollution at sourcend noise pollution; (c)mitigating the effects of road transport pollution at source; (d)improving the CO2 and energy performance of vehicles; (e)developing alternative infrastructure or service for transport users and/or expanding current capacity; (f)supporting the trans-European transport network and eliminating bottlenecks; (g)optimising logistics; (h)improving road safety and safe road infrastructure; and (i)providing safe and secure parking places.areas;"
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 438 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 14 – point b
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 9 – paragraph 3
(3) Revenues generated from congestion chargetolls, or the equivalent in financial value of these revenues, shall be used to address the problem of congestionimprove transport infrastructure, in particular by:
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 445 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 14 – point b – point 1 (new)
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 9 – paragraph 3a (new)
1) (ba) the following paragraph 3a is added: 3a. Member States shall provide in the most transparent and clear way the use of the generated revenues from road users. Members States shall, on the section of the network where charges are generated, ensure at least one visible display providing at least the percentage of the revenue that has been invested to achieve the goals as set out in Article 9(2);
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 451 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 18
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 11 – paragraph 2 – point h
(h) an evaluation, based on objective criteria, of the state of maintenance of the road infrastructure on the territory of the Member State and the safety aspects of the road infrastructure, and its evolution since the last report;
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 453 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 18 (new)
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 11 – paragraph 2 – point ia (new)
(i a) an evaluation of parking areas and their fulfilment with the minimum requirements as defined in Regulation ../... amending Regulation (EU) No 561/2006 as regards on minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods (2017/0122(COD)).
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 456 #

2017/0114(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 18 (new)
Directive 1999/62/EC
Article 11 – paragraph 2 – point i b (new)
(i b) The total revenues raised through mark-ups and on which road sections they have been levied.
2018/02/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 38 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Commission’s Communication on ‘A European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility’ and concurs that a momentous shift to low-emission mobility is essential for the broader shift to a clean circular economy;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 48 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Notes that the shift towards low- emission mobility offers major opportunitichallenges for car manufacturers, suppliers and for innovative energy and service providers;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 57 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Recognises the need for a clear change in demand management in order to make the necessary shift to an intermodal approach; reiterat mobility is a private matter for each individual and that it is not for the Member States or the EU to judge EU citizens’ transport-related choices; calls on the EU and the Member States to work together to alleviates that transport should be seen as a service and not a goal as suche adverse impact of individual mobility by bringing about technological advances;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 66 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Invites the Commission to ensure full implementation of existing legislation and to come forward with a ‘transport and climate’ legislative package with a view to achieving the climate objectives, covering all modes, including urban mobility;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 81 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Commission to introduce and improve CO2 standards for all road transport as a matter of urgency; points out that cost-effective vehicle standards probably represent the most effective measure for improving energy efficiency in the EU in the period up to 2030;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 100 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Calls on the Commission to review the EU approach to aviation connectivity; stresses that connectivity should focus on connecting remote and disadvantaged regions of the Union; underscores that this should be combined with investments in green alternatives such as cross-border (night) trainsto and from Europe is vital to the European economy; underscores that this should be combined with research into synthetic fuels and alternatives such as hydrogen;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 119 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Considers that clearer price signals to reflect betterthe tax on petroleum products has meant that the transport sector has been in compliance with the polluter-pays and user- pays principles are essential in ensuring fairnfor decades already; calls for the proceeds from dutiess and a level-playing ftaxes levield for different transport modes in Europein the transport sector to be reinvested in that sector;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 122 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Welcomes the Commission’s efforts at developing standards for inter- operable electronic tolling systems in the EU and the forthcoming revision of the Eurovignette Directive, which should include distance-based charging and differentiation on the basis of carbon dioxide emissions; calls for the extension of distance-based charging to cover all passenger cars and vans, and for the principle to be extended to urban areas;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 146 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Stresses that kerosene taxation needs to be introduced for aviation, which represents the mode furthest away from internalising its external costsaviation, like road transport, manages without State subsidies and that market participants face severe competition; calls, furthermefore, for the removal of the VAT exemption on air passenger tickets; encourages Member States to introduce or retain flight ticket taxes and/or levies in the interimmassive support for research into alternative fuels;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 158 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Considers that autonomous vehicles can be an important asset in improving the efficiency of transport; insists, however, that autonomous vehicles should be electric, shared, and include smart measures to mitigate increasing use;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 181 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Supports initiatives on mobility management for achieving more efficient and environmentally friendly intermodal transport services and smart mobility, which can be key to promoting the shift from car ownership to mobility as a serviceall EU citizens in their personal transport choices; emphasises that the manufacture and ownership of self-driving cars will play a key role in future European mobility;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 218 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Considers that an obligation for fuel suppliers to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of energy supplied through renewable electricity, sustainable advanced biofuels or synthetic fuels would bare the most effective approach for reducing the climate impact of road transport;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 255 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Urges the Commission and the Member States to limituse European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), Trans- European Transport network (TEN-T), Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) financing to initiatives that contribute to climate actionpartly for research into, and dissemination of, new technology options as regards synthetic and alternative fuels;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 290 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Encourages cities to include GHG targets into their Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs)make their infrastructure ready for self-driving cars and calls for the Commission to linkgive preference to EU co-financing of urban projects to achieving such targetwhen pursuing such objectives;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 322 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Calls for new standards for CO2 emissions from cars and vans to be set for 2025 and 2030 on the basis of a linearfeasible trajectory and at a level corresponding to anthe current annual improvement of at least 6-8 %, corresponding to 70 g New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) in 2025 and 50 g NEDC in 2030; stresses that actual emission levels must be the starting point for reductions;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 337 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Calls for the Commission to introduce a minimum target for the share of electric vehicles for all manufacturers of at least 25 % for 2025;deleted
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 395 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Urges the Commission to come forward with an ambitious proposal for the Combined Transport Directive that better promotmakes efficient freight transport and encourages thea modal shift towards rail and sustainable waterways of 30 % by 2030 and 50 % by 2050economically viable;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 409 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Asks the Commission to improve aviation efficiency, including by means of the proposal on landing fees and CO2 standards beyond those enshrined make the case for global rules within the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) agreement;
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 431 #

2016/2327(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Considers that the EU should implement the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) through the Union Emissions Trading System (ETS), while allowing for 50 % of the journeys to be excluded, provided that the destination is implementing CORSIA through national measures; proposes that the EU ETS should be retained for flights within the European Economic Area (EEA);deleted
2017/05/23
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 10 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K
K. whereas the global population projections for 2100, coupled with the effects of new migratory flows, armed conflicts, global warming and numerous economic and social crises, require immediate attention by the Union, in particular within its development policy's objectives; whereas that development aid is an essential tool that, whose multiple methods of implementation must be optimized to face those many global challenges,
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 11 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Recital L
L. whereas the migration crisis has not only questioned the international aid principles and objectives but highlighted that the principle of solidarity required by theneeds to be applied more uniformly and unconditionally by all Member States,
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 16 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Expresses strong concern that of a recovery order of EUR 1 million, EUR 623 000 were waived after an amicable settlement between the Commission and the debtor1a ; acknowledges the coherence with the Financial Regulation as well as the principle of proportionality concerning recovery orders; stresses, however, the fact that tax payers' money is at stake and needs to be protected by the necessary means; _________________ 1aCommunication CAB D(2016) Ares 06675546
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 21 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Expresses, furthermore, its long- standing concern on the weaknesses of ex- ante checks insofar as 16 out the of 28 final transactions were subject to ex-ante checks were subsequently authorise on the basis of quantifiable errors in the ex-ante checks; regrets that most of the errors found concerned, as in previous years, programme estimates, grants and operations managed with international organisations; notes that budget support operations were free of regulatory errors;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 22 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15 a. Stresses the inherent risk related to the notional approach, which declares the Commission's contributions to multi- donor projects regulatory free of error when pooled with those of other donors and are not earmarked for specific identifiable items of expenditure, as the Commission assumes that Union eligibility rules are complied with as long as the pooled amount includes sufficient eligible expenditure to cover the Union contribution;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 23 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 b (new)
15 b. Expresses concern that the notional approach substantially limits the Court's work, particularly in light of the fact that for the budget year 2015, EUR 763 million were disbursed via budget support, which amounts to 24% of 2015 EDF spending2a ; _________________ 2aEuropean Court of Auditors, Annual Report 2015
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 24 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Recalls that the legality and regularity is crucial for an effective running of controls whilst also concurring to the overall performance management;deleted
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 25 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Welcomes the shift from a general reserveation to the issuance of differentiated reservesation as requested by Parliament in its previous EDF resolutions, namely (i) one thematic reserveation for the two high- risks pending domains of grants in direct management (18 % of the total amount paid in 2015) and indirect management with international organisations; and (ii) a specific reserveation for the African peace facility;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 26 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Invites the Commission to continue refining the risk assessment of its activity based budgeting to further ensure an adequate level of sectorial assurance; asks, in that context, to evaluate the level of risk and vulnerabilities of indirect management, the latter being potentially a risky spending activity or to examine the risks encountered by the Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development with cross sub-delegated funds;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 27 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 a (new)
21 a. Expresses concern over the risky nature of indirect management, particularly due to the lack of traceability of funds when they are disbursed by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) to local actors and subcontractors;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 28 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Welcomes the fact that a residual error rate (RER) study was carried out for the fourth consecutive year and ihas becominge a key tool within the control strategy while the 2015 RER related to contracts closed and included in the annual activity report was estimated at 2,2 %, or about EUR 174 million, including EUR 98 million for the EDF; calls on the Commission to maintain high methodological standards in its RER assessment, monitoring and auditing strategy;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 29 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 a (new)
23 a. Stresses that the RER is calculated by deducting from the audit authorities' annual error rates the multiannual financial corrections imposed at national and Union levels;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 30 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 b (new)
23 b. Expresses strong concern over the fact that the 2015 RER of contracts closed included in the annual activity report was estimated at 2,2 %, which is still over the materiality threshold of 2% and equal to about EUR 174 million including EUR 98 million for the EDFs;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 31 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 c (new)
23 c. Calls on the Commission to maintain high methodological standards in its RER assessment as well as to extensively monitor and enforce financial corrections by Member States;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 32 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Invites the Commission to integrate into its ex-ante and ex-post evaluation, management and performance assessment tools in line with the Commission's Budget for Results initiative targeted to analyse the impact of other Union external policies and actions on the situation of the beneficiary countries;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 35 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Considers it to be necessary to refrain from focusing on budgetary outturn as the sole management objective which can be detrimental to the principle of sound financial management and the achievement of results; believes that an incentiv performance- based approach, founded on a 'positive conditionality' system resulting to incentives for the well-performing beneficiaries and stricter controls for the ill-performing beneficiaries, could improve performance and achievement of results overall;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 36 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Considers it to be necessary to refrain from focusing on budgetary outturn as the sole management objective which can be detrimental to the principle of sound financial management and the achievement of results; believstresses that any incentive-based approach, founded on a 'positive conditionality' system, could improve performance and achievement of results should be linked to specific and stringent performance indicators, allowing for a quantifiable approach to assess shortcomings and targets met;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 37 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 a (new)
29 a. Strongly underlines that any system founded on 'positive conditionality' should adhere without exception to the precautionary principle;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 38 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. Believes that developing partner countries' capacity building, governance frameworks and ownership is also an important wayinstrumental to mitigate systemic risks in order to favour a conducive environment, to allowing funds to reach their intended purposes and to respond to the 3 Es’ requirements (economy, efficiency and effectiveness); encourages in this regard the use of local audit firms and local services contract;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 42 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32 a (new)
32 a. Acknowledges that the Financial Regulation allows beneficiaries to contract local audit firms; is, however, strongly concerned by the shortcomings in EuropeAid's management information system on the results and the follow-up of external audits, as mentioned by the Court for the EDF discharge procedure 2014; urges DG DEVCO to put a quality grid to assess the reliability of checks also in place for audits and expenditure verifications done by local audit companies directly contracted by beneficiaries, where the risk of insufficient quality is assessed to be higher and audit and verification reports do not contain sufficient information on the actual work done to enable the current grid to be used effectively;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 45 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36
36. Recalls that the undermining of performance monitoring and results evaluation is detrimental to public accountability and to comprehensive information of policymakers; points out that it is indispensable to provide Parliament with a clear view of the real extent to which the Union’s main objectives have been achieved; stresses the importance of a more balanced approach of less confidentiality and more transparency, particularly regarding the External Assistance Management Reports;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 47 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 39
39. Believes that simplification of the rules of funds allocation is necessary to ensure better use of the funds and enhancing the effectiveness of the aid delivery; encourages the Commission to initiate simplification of the rules of funds allocation and to support local partners in the implementation of the projects; stresses, however, that simplification cannot be to the detriment of the current system of ex-ante and ex-post checks and balances, which are essential to comprehensive oversight; underlines that there are already persistent weaknesses in the ex-ante checks, an area where simplification needs to be carefully weighed against risks;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 48 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 39
39. Believes that simplification of the rules of funds allocation is necessary to ensure better use of the funds and enhancing the effectiveness of the aid delivery; encourages the Commission to initiate simplification of the rules of funds allocation and to support local partners in the implementation of the projects; reminds the Commission, however, to stress the right balance between less administrative burden and effective financial control while simplifying the rules for the allocation of development funds;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 52 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 44
44. ORegrets to observes, however, that nine delegations out of 86 have not reached the benchmark of 60 % of their KPIs; calls on the Commission services to closely monitor those delegations which have recently reached the target of 60 % or which stand just above the 60 % target to refine and consolidate the delegations trend analysis;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 53 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 45
45. Invites the Commission services both to regularly update the definition of KPIs and related modes of assessment and to further develop the risks assessment, in particular through the setting-up of risk profile (a priori or output risks) of projects in each delegation’s portfolio with a view to better select at early stage only viable projects; strongly suggests a more comprehensive ex-ante risk assessment so only the most viable projects are selected;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 55 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47
47. Considers it to be essential that the head of delegations continue to be steadily made aware of their key-role in the overall strengthening of assurance, their management and accountability, in particular as regards the weighting of the various components likely to trigger the issuance of a reservation, in addition to their political duties;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 56 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 a (new)
47 a. Reiterates strongly that the accountability of Union delegations staffed by the European External Action Service (EEAS) needs to be increasingly enforced; believes that this should be done in addition to the external assistance management reports (EAMR), which are prepared and signed by the heads of Union delegations;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 57 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 b (new)
47 b. Takes the view that Heads of Union delegations should be clearly reminded of their duties and their management and oversight responsibilities and that they should not only concentrate on the political component of their duties;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 58 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 48
48. Calls on the Commission to report immediately on the specific remedial actions taken when a project has been classified ‘red’ three years consecutively in relation to the KPI 5 (i.e. percentage of projects with red traffic light for implementation progress) and KPI 6 (i.e. percentage of projects with red traffic light for achieving results) in order to rapidly re- examine the initial programming objectives,; strongly suggests the swift reallocateion of available funds to more appropriatviable projects and aid needs, or even consider to possiblyor even stopping the projects;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 59 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 48 a (new)
48 a. Acknowledges the diplomatic consequences of stopping project funding as well as direct budget support disbursement stops but strongly underlines the importance of the protection of the financial interests of the Union;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 60 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 49
49. Asks to the Commission to pay particular attention to the monitoring of operations carried out with international organisations and related bodiesuch as the United Nations as well as its sub-organisations, the old RAL,, especially in the EDF context and to the reliability of the Common External Relations Information System data and values used for the preparation of EAMRs;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 61 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 49
49. AskUrges to the Commission to pay particular attention to the monitoring of operations carried out with international organisations and related bodies, to the old RAL,outstanding commitments, especially in the EDF context and to the reliability of the Common External Relations Information System data and values used for the preparation of EAMRs;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 62 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 49 a (new)
49 a. Underlines that the total resources of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh EDFs amount to EUR 76,88 billion, of which EUR 41,98 billion are indicated as payments; is highly concerned that outstanding commitments amount to EUR 11,61 billion and the available balance at the end of 2015 amounts to EUR 23,27 billion;3a _________________ 3aEuropean Court of Auditors, Annual Report 2015, page 295 - Figure 2, Use of EDF Resources at 31 December 2015
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 65 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 60
60. Considers necessary to strengthen the political and policy dialogue, aid conditionality and the logical chain framework in order to ensure both the coherence between decision and preconditions of payments or disbursements in financing agreements by clearly linking payments to the achievement of actions and results as well as the relevance of selected objectives andresults, selected objectives and predefined key performance indicators; invites the Commission services to further consolidate its supervision framework accordingly; calls on the Commission to closely monitor and report more systematically on performance and results;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 66 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 61
61. Calls on the Commission services toto regularly report on the implementation of the Addis Tax Initiative launched in 2015 particularly on the actions launched to tackle tax avoidance, tax evasion and illicit financial flows; considers also that the government effectiveness and public financial management, corruption and fraud risks are the main risks dimension to be steadily and thoroughly scrutinised;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 67 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 62
62. RecognisAcknowledges the rationale for developing dedicated trusts funds as pooling instruments of financial resources from various stakeholders with a view to increase flexibility and speed up the Union response to global international issues, major crises or emergency situations; believes, nevertheless, that small-scale projects with clearly identified objectives, operators and beneficiaries, producing concrete results and responding to a long- term strategy can also effectively participateare instrumental in the Union response to thoserecent challenges;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 68 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 63
63. Believes that the consistency of thoseherence and complementarity of any new development tools with the EDFs should be duly taken into account from a perspective of aid impact, as well as theirregarding aid impact, management orand administrative costs against total contributions; calls on the Commission to ensure that those new development tools are always in line with the Unions overall strategy and development policy objectives;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 69 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 64
64. Expresses concern about the multiplicity of trust funds and blending platforms, which raisesare financed by Member States with substantial amounts but are not part of the Union budget; strongly underlines possible issues regarding governance, effectiveness, transparency and accountability; warns the Commission about the risk of outsourcing and dilution of the objectives of the development policy;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 73 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 66
66. Calls on the Commission to implement sufficientcomprehensive control mechanisms to ensure political scrutiny, especially from Parliament, on the governance and, management of budgetand implementation of these new instruments in the context of the discharge procedure; considers it to be important to develop specific supervision strategies ofor those instruments, with specific objectives, targets and reviews;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 74 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 67
67. DeploresExpresses strong concern over the insufficiency oftly specific objectives, indicators and targets to measure the operationallack of binding indicators and measureable targets to assess performance of the Trust Funds; asks that performance monitoring arrangements (or results matrix or frameworks) relating to planned actions to be further enhanced;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 79 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 77
77. Considers that OCTs should benefit from an increased attentionAcknowledges that the EDFs mainly focus on African countries and considers that OCTs should not be sidelined in terms of political objectives; calls on the Commission to implement more synergies with the Union internal and horizontal policies, and ensure withe concrete OCTs- participation of the OCTs to those latter;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 81 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 78
78. Believes that attention should be brought on the aid performance and impact of the development policy but also other European and international policies on countries located in the same geographical area than OCTs; calls for particular attention to be paid to the specific situation of Mayotte which converted from being an OCT to becoming an Outermost Region in 2014;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 83 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 79
79. Invites the Commission to ensure that funding benefits fairly and equally to all OCT, in particular the most isolated territories; calls on the Commission to further support OCT administrations forin the implementation of EDF and projects, in particular through training and technical assistance in order to ensure aid performance;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 86 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 80
80. Recalls that given theire geographic characteristics of OCTs are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and loss of biodiversity; calls on the Commission to better integrate resilience, climate change adaptation, biodiversity conservation, energy self- sufficiency and sustainable development in; calls on the Commission to better integrate targeted key performance indicators for funding in OCTs;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 88 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 81
81. Recalls that the main goal of Union development policy is to reduce and eventually eradicate poverty and that EDF have so far achieved progress in ACP countries and in the OCTs; believes that successful development aid and migration issues are interconnected as migration can result from social and economic vulnerabilities and as the success of migration flows can contribute to themitigation of root causes of migration can be traced back to targeted development aid;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 90 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 84
84. Believes that the magnitude of the migratoryion crisis has changed prism and volume, requiring rapid adaptation towards more effective aid delivery and response; considers that it may betriggered the need for more rapid and effective response and aid delivery; considers it useful to develop an appropriate sector code for ‘migration’ in the OECD Development Assistance Committee to better integrate migration into the development agenda and goals, to facilitate the encoding and use of funds and to better track and monitor the amounts targeted for external action on the fight against root causes of migration;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 91 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 85
85. Takes note ofWelcomes the fact that it is intended to launch an external investment plan in Africa on the model of the European Fund for Strategic Investment to address specific bottlenecks in investment; considers this as one of the most appropriate and efficient tools to achieve the Parliament's long-term aim to provide people with adequate living conditions, and hence also address the root causes of excessive migration from Africa;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 93 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 91
91. Believes that climate change and its challenges, migration and development are closely intertwined; warns of the impact of climate change on the development of ACP countries and OCTs and calls for a better understanding of this realitycorrelation in the allocation of development aid and in the development policy objectives;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 95 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 95
95. Invites the EIB to insist and give priority to long-term effect of investments and their contribution to sustainable development in all economic, social and environmental aspects;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 96 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 97
97. Invites the EIB to ensure that ongoing project are regularly followmonitored and that original objectives and criterion are effectively met during the life time of the project; believes that the EIB should take into account the possible evolution of a project and of its objectives;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 97 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 99
99. Believes that the framework measuring results and performance of the iInvestment fFacility should measure for every project the impact on development andthe impact on development for every project; underlines the importance of targeting globally the same objectives and strategy thanies as the Union's development policies; invites the EIB to further align its activities with Union development policies objectives;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 98 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 100
100. Calls for a systematic disclosure of the ACP investment facility on lending agreements and access toincreased transparency on the board decisions and steering documents;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 99 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 101
101. Considers the audit on the iInvestment fFacility to be good practice in terms of cooperation and collaborative scrutiny between Parliament and the Court; regrets, however, that projects implemented in and funds allocated to the OCTs are not covered by the audit; deplores the fact that the iInvestment fFacility does not fall within the scope of the Court’s annual statement of assurance audit and is not subject to Parliament’s discharge procedure;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 100 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 102
102. Acknowledges the EDF achievements so far while considering that new prospects should be considered in order to take into account the changes in the landscape of the ACP countries and the OCTs and in the development of new sustainable objectives, in particular the new linkcorrelation between peace, humanitarian aid, climate change and its challenges, loss of biodiversity ands well as migration;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 101 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 107
107. Calls for recognition of the impact of climate change and its challenges and loss of biodiversity on all development factors; believes that the post-Cotonou agreement should be more focused on the sustainable development of beneficiary countries and especially on the issue of energy self- efficiency;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 102 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 108
108. Calls on the Commission to recognise and further develop the island dimension in the development policy and to create a specific instrument for small island developing states, allowing better allocation of funds, performance and adapted control;deleted
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 104 #

2016/2202(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 109
109. Calls onSuggests to the Commission to provide a priori assessment and to report more systematically on the impact of development policy on the OCTs and Outermost Rcountries and regions in the same geographical area than the beneficiary countries and to allow for more synergies between all Funds available in those regions;
2017/03/07
Committee: CONT
Amendment 9 #

2016/2195(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 11
11. Notes the results of the 2015 Human Resources bench marking exercise: 54% operational posts, 474% administrative and 2% of neutral posts;
2017/02/06
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 2 #

2016/2173(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Notes that the Agency’s annual budget for 20145 was EUR 185,4 million, of which EUR 36,4 million came from EU subsidies, EUR 91,9 million from fees and charges and EUR 2,2 million from third countries contributions; further notes that the amounts actually received by the Agency, including the assigned revenues committed in the previous years, amounted to EUR 207,2 million;
2017/02/06
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 1072 #

2016/2114(REG)

Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Rule 136
1. three political groups may submit a written declaration of not more than 200 words relating exclusively to a matter falling within the competence of the European Union. The contents of such a declaration may not go beyond the form of a declaration. In particular, it may not call for any legislative action, contain any decision on matters for which specific procedures and competences are laid down in these Rules of Procedure or deal with the subject of ongoing proceedings in Parliament. 2. further shall be subject to a reasoned decision by the President pursuant to paragraph 1 in any given case. Written declarations shall be published in the official languages on Parliament's website and distributed electronically to all Members. They shall be entered, with the names of the signatories, in an electronic register. This register shall be public and shall be accessible through Parliament's website. Hard copies of written declarations with signatures will be also kept by the President. 3. The signature of any Member may be added to a declaration entered in the electronic register. It may be withdrawn at any time before the end of a period of three months from the entry of the declaration in the register. In the event of such a withdrawal the Member concerned shall not be permitted to add his or her signature again to the declaration. 4. three months from its being entered in the register, a declaration is signed by a majority of Parliament's component Members, the President shall notify Parliament accordingly. Without binding Parliament, the declaration shall be published inRule 136 deleted Written declarations At least 10 Members from at least The authorisation to proceed Where, at the end of a period of The procedure shall be closed by Where the minutes with the names of its signatories. 5. the forwarding to the addressees, at the end of the part-session, of the declaration, together with the names of the signatories. 6. adopted declaration has been addressed do not inform Parliament about the intended follow-up within three months from its receipt, the matter shall, at the request of one of the authors of the declaration, be placed on the agenda of a subsequent meeting of the committee responsible. 7. remained in the register for over three months and is not signed by at least one half of the component Members of Parliament shall lapse, without any possibility of that three-month period being extended.stitutions to which the A written declaration that has
2016/09/27
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 23 #

2016/2080(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Agrees that an ex-post control of the existing data sets must be conducted, because that is the only way in which conclusions can be drawn from the present system of declarations of interest;
2016/09/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 24 #

2016/2080(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Agrees that an ex-post control of the existing data sets must be conducted, because that is the only way in which conclusions can be drawn from the present system of declarations of interest;
2016/09/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 25 #

2016/2080(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 c (new)
4c. Agrees that no hasty conclusions should be drawn which cannot be substantiated by facts from a comprehensive analysis of the data sets gathered to date;
2016/09/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 26 #

2016/2080(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 d (new)
4d. Considers that this analysis should be conducted soon and that the findings should be communicated to the committees responsible;
2016/09/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 27 #

2016/2080(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 e (new)
4e. Considers that the entry into force of the more stringent guidelines on Commissioners' declarations of interests should be announced only on the basis of these conclusions;
2016/09/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 35 #

2016/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas the aviation sector is an important pillar of the EU economy, adding high value to the Member states economies and having significant direct, indirect and inductive benefits for cities, regions and states;
2016/10/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 158 #

2016/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Believes that many of the limits to growth, both in the air and on the ground, can be addressed by taking connectivity and capacity as the main indicator when assessing and planning actions in the sector;
2016/10/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 173 #

2016/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Considers that connectivity should not only be limited to number, frequency and quality of air transport services, but should also be assessed within an integrated transport network and extended to other criteria, such as time, affordability and environmental cost, in order to reflect the actual added value of a route; calls, therefore, on the Commission to explore the possibility of developing an EU indicator based on other existing indices;
2016/10/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 208 #

2016/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Believes that transport operators and service providers will engage in finding intermodal and multimodal solutions if, through a EU regulatory framework, clarification and legal certainty are provided as concerns passenger rights, liability, delays, security services and open data; calls on the Commission and the Member States to actively support such solutions;
2016/10/13
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 138 #
2016/03/15
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 234 #

2016/0149(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 6
6. A parcel delivery service provider which employs fewer than 50 personsis a micro-enterprise or small or medium-sized enterprise within the meaning of the Commission Recommendation of 6 May 2003 concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (notified under document number C(2003) 1422), as amended, shall not be subject to the obligations under paragraph 1 and 2, unless that provider is established in more than one Member State.
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 359 #

2016/0149(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 7
7. When no agreement is reached on the basis of the individual offer referred to in paragraph 6, the parcel delivery service provider requesting access may submit the individual offer made by the universal service provider to the national regulatory authority. If necessary, the national regulatory authority shall change the individual offer to give effect to the obligations laid down in this Articleapproach the national regulatory authority and apply for dispute settlement.
2017/05/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 105 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 2 a (new)
(2a) ‘in-service conformity checking’ means the test stand tests and on-road measurements carried out by the market surveillance authority, as part of market surveillance, to ensure that vehicles, systems, components or separate technical units as well as parts and equipment already registered on the market comply with the requirements set out in the relevant Union legislation and do not endanger health, safety or any other aspect of public interest protection;
2016/09/20
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 110 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 13
(13) ‘market surveillance authority’ means the national authority or authorities, independent of any type-approval authority, which are responsible for carrying out market surveillance on the territory of the Member State;
2016/09/20
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 112 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 46
(46) ‘vehicle repair and maintenance information’ means all information that is required for diagnosing, servicing, inspecting, periodic monitoring, repairing, re-programming or re-initialising of a vehicle as well as for the fitting on vehicles of parts and equipment, and that is provided by the manufacturer to his authorised dealers and repairerfor remote diagnostic support for vehicles, including all subsequent amendments and supplements to that information;
2016/09/20
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 113 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 56 a (new)
(56a) ‘securing electronic systems’ means taking appropriate state-of-the-art measures to safeguard engine control units, infotainment systems, hardware components and their software, and information and data transfer within and from vehicles against manipulation, interference or misuse.
2016/09/20
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 128 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 4
4. Member States shall organise and carry out market surveillance and controls of vehicles, systems, components or separate technical units entering the market, in accordance with Chapter III of Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 and shall make the results of those actions available to the public free of charge, on the Commission’s website, within one month of conclusion of the tests.
2016/09/20
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 154 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Market surveillance authorities shall organise, on an adequate scale, tests and inspections for in-service conformity checking. Those tests and inspections shall take place on registered vehicles in agreement with the vehicle registration holder.
2016/09/20
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 162 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 6
6. Market surveillance authorities shall carry out their duties independently and impartially. That means that, as regards administrative, technical and financial arrangements, market surveillance authorities shall act fully independently, and there shall be strict separation between them and type- approval authorities, technical services and manufacturers. They shall observe confidentiality where necessary in order to protect commercial secrets, subject to the obligation of information laid down in Article 9(3) to the fullest extent necessary in order to protect the interests of users in the European Union.
2016/09/20
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 225 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Manufacturers shall ensure that in-vehicle electronic systems are secure. For each application for approval of a new type of vehicle or of an extension thereof and for approval of relevant systems, components or separate technical units fitted in that type of vehicle, the manufacturer shall submit to the approval authority a precise description of the anti- manipulation safeguards.
2016/09/20
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 227 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. The Commission shall be empowered to adopt delegated acts under Article 88 to establish the detailed arrangements ensuring that electronic systems are protected against manipulation.
2016/09/20
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 355 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 46
(46) ‘vehicle repair and maintenance information’ means all information concerning the vehicle that is required for diagnosing, servicing, inspecting, periodic monitoring, repairing, re-programming or re-initialising of a vehicle as well as for the fitting on vehicles of parts and equipment, and that is provided by the manufacturer to his authorised dealers and repairere performing of remote diagnosis, including all subsequent amendments and supplements to that information;
2016/10/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 395 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 65 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
Manufacturers shall provide to independent operators unrestricted, non-discriminatory, immediate and standardised access to vehicle OBD information, diagnostic and other equipment, and tools, including any relevant software and vehicle repair and maintenance information.
2016/09/20
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 397 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 65 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2 a (new)
Independent operators shall be given access at the same time to the same content as manufacturers and their authorised dealers in connection with the provision of remote diagnostic support. Independent operators may not store the data and information accessible, however, and shall be required to delete it immediately after remote diagnostic support has been provided.
2016/09/20
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 903 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 65 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
Manufacturers shall provide to independent operators unrestricted, non-discriminatory, immediate and standardised access to vehicle OBD information, diagnostic and other equipment, and tools, including any relevant software and vehicle repair and maintenance information.
2016/10/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 904 #

2016/0014(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 65 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 a (new)
Independent operators shall be given access at the same time to the same content as manufacturers and their authorised dealers in connection with the provision of remote diagnostic support.
2016/10/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 16 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas transport drones present new possibilities for transporting goods in the logistics chain, in order to fulfil their potential, a harmonised legal basis and seamless coordination with traditional modes of transport are necessary to guarantee European competitiveness in the future;
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 37 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Calls on the Commission to devise a new strategy which guarantees that drones and drone terminals can be integrated into the TEN-T programme efficiently; stresses that the existing infrastructure, such as motorways, railways and electricity grids could be used as drone routes; calls on the Commission to produce a guidebook on the matter for the Member States;
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 43 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Is concerned about the negative impact on the logistics sector of closures of internal borders in connection with the ‘refugee crisis’; calls on the Member States and the Commission to take freight flows into accountprevent collateral damage on freight flows as much as possible when adopting such measures;
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 61 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 – indent 4 a (new)
- regarding drones as a future mode of transport already
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 97 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. NotTakes that Member States experiencing econome view that projects which and budgetary difficultiere carried out as pare unable to co-finance freight projects as a result of a strict interprett of the Connecting Europe facility should not be taken into account in calculations of the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP); advocates a more flexible application of the SGP by excluding genuine European infrastructure projects (i.e. Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) projects) from the calculation of the public debtpublic debt; calls on the Commission to produce a study on whether such a measure would be suitable to noticeably increase investments in freight infrastructure;
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 101 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Considers that an efficient EU logistics system requires further coordination beyond physical connectivity and an operational TEN-T network; calls on the Commission to appoint a TEN-T European logistics coordinator that could effectively complement, coordinate and give coherence to the ongoing work of the coordinators in the area of multimodality;deleted
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 115 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Stresses the urgency of a greater simplification of documents and administrative and customs procedures across modes; calls on the Commission and the Member States, under the ‘better regulation’ agreement to analyse redundant EU legislation on transport and mobility and additionally to monitor national, regional and local rules that could be in contradiction with EU law; calls for a yearly progress report by the Commission on this sector;
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 121 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Urges the Commission to propose a framework for electronic information exchange and transport management in multimodal transport (e-freight) in order to facilitate a simplified, paperless, seamless, transparent information flow among businesses and, authorities and customers;
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 159 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Points out the need to strengthen combined transport and modernise current EU rules, including those governing intra- Community cabotage and transport documents, so that they are clear, comprehensible and can be implemented by the authorities; welcomes the Commission’s commitment to review Council Directive 92/106/EEC, and urges it to submit the revision without delay;
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 170 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Considers that further measures are needed to make road transport more efficient and environmentally friendly in the logistics chain; calls for the possibility to be introduced in the core network corridors of allowing loaded HCVs running on clean alternative fuels compliant with the highest emissions, noise, safety and social standardregions affected to have the opportunity to authorise loaded HCVs in the relevant highest pollutant and noise protection classes to circulate without restrictions 365 days a year; insists that the core-network corridors be provided at least with alternative filling stations and safe truck parking areas;
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 186 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Notes with concern that the logistics sector will face a shortage of workforce in the coming years and that slow adaptation of its workforce to digital technologies could undermine the sector’s performance; calls on the Commission to identify training and learning needs at EU level, and working conditions, costs and barriers that discourage the workforce from entering the transport sector, and to propose as a matter of urgency measures to make it more attractive to young people and to future generations; regards this as an opportunity to increase the proportion of women and new entrants on the transport labour market, for example EU migrants;
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 204 #

2015/2348(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to take into consideration the recent EP recommendations on fighting ‘social dumping’ in the transport sector;deleted
2016/10/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 131 #

2015/2347(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Suggests to scrutinize the railway network, by means of the planning methodology for the TEN-T comprehensive and core network, to identify possible further missing links, in particular across borders, both between EU Member States and between them and neighbouring non-members; Encourages Member States for a tight and constructive cooperation to close such gaps, to improve territorial integration and cohesion; asks the Commission for effective financial support of all corresponding efforts;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 146 #

2015/2347(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Highlights that the sustainable development of a European rail-transport infrastructure mustn't end after the mere erection of the network but has to encompass maintenance measures to be cost-efficient in the long-run. Owing to the importance of maintenance activities a significant part of financial means should be dedicated to these measures;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 170 #

2015/2347(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Underscores the role of the Danube River as the key transport waterway in the Danube macro-region; notes that the region's potential for inland waterway transport ought to be further utilised and therefore, invites the riparian states to ensure the continuous navigability of the river and to implement their master plan for fairway rehabilitation and maintenance endorsed in 2014;
2016/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 13 #

2015/2345(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. underlines the role of impartial NGOs in a democratic society and thus their need to adhere to democratic values and standards such as accountability, responsible use of ressources and transparency;
2016/12/09
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 15 #

2015/2345(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomstresses the fact that the EU has a fprinciple of sound financial management and proportionality and the importance of openness, transparency, efficiency and accountability; underlines the importance of the established EU Financial tTransparency sSystem; emphasises, however, that it does not concern only NGOscalls on the European Commission to make information more easily accessible by improving the Transparency System by disclosing detailed information on the funds allocated and disbursed as well as respective projects and results achieved; takes the view, therefore, that the information available about NGOs could, their affiliated associations and sub-contractors shall be made clearer, in order to improve public understanding of their role;
2016/12/09
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 23 #

2015/2345(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. underlines the role of the European Court of Auditors in the continuous audit of NGOs and their funds received.
2016/12/09
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 37 #

2015/2345(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Takes the view that a public register of EU-funded NGOs should be set up and that it should also give details of the amount and purpose of the subsidies paid out as well as the final beneficiary;
2016/12/09
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 55 #

2015/2345(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. calls on the Commission to urgently establish a common and consistent definition of Non Governmental Organisation to ensure uniform accounting and traceability of funds and the aforementioned interoperability between directorates general;
2016/12/09
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 57 #

2015/2345(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5 b. calls for the establishment of a single standardized, highly recognisable "EU funded" logo and the obligation for every direct and indirect beneficiary of EU funds to display it in a highly visible manner on their public presentation (such as webpages, promotional material);
2016/12/09
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 2 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 17 a (new)
- having regard to the stakeholder conference on the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region, held in Innsbruck on 17 September 2016,
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 4 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 30 a (new)
- having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions of 3 December 2014 on an Alpine macro-regional strategy for the European Union,
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 7 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas macro-regional strategies are a fundamental tool for applying the principle of territorial cohesion; whereas macro-regional strategies are supported under the principle of the three no's, no new legislation, no new funding and no new institutions;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 12 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas the objective of macro- regional strategies should be to better achieve common goals of different regions by a voluntary and coordinated approach without entailing the creation of additional regulation;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 13 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas climate change is happening at a faster rate in the Alpine region than the global average and is leading increasingly to natural disasters such as avalanches and floods;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 17 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas macro-regional strategies represent a model of multi-level governance in which the involvement of stakeholders representing local, regional and national levels is essential for the success of the strategies;(Does not affect the English version.)
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 18 #

2015/2324(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C
C. whereas financial resources should mainly be invested in the core network corridors, the development of local connectivity, in promoting small town centres, and facilitating the accessibility of work and tourist facilities and ensuring essential health serviceis essential for the future development of the alpine regions;
2016/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 20 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas the regional identities and the cultural heritage, notably the popular cultures and the customs, of the Alpine region deserve special protection;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 27 #

2015/2324(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas, 5 out of 9 TEN-T core corridors, which are crucial for the European and regional development as well as for achieving the goals set out in the Transport White Paper, extend through the Alps and their realisation requires joint and coordinated financial exertions of the Member States until 2030;
2016/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 29 #

2015/2324(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas the alpine region is being adversely affected by a rural exodus and an ageing population; whereas an efficient public transport service could help make the region more attractive to young people and facilitate access to employment;
2016/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 31 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas this region constitutes an interconnected macro-region with environmental, demographic, transport, tourism and energy-related issues, and whereas coordinated territorial planning could produce better results and added value for territorial cohesion of Alpine and peri-Alpine areas;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 33 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
Fa. whereas the Alpine region is criss- crossed by borders, and tackling these barriers is a prerequisite for cooperation in this area, for the free movement of persons, services, goods and capital and thus for economic, social and environmental interaction, and whereas the Alpine strategy also provides an opportunity to strengthen cross-border cooperation, to create links and networks of people and economic activities and thus to dismantle the borders and the barriers they create;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 36 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
Fa. whereas the EUSALP territory comprises the mountainous areas at its heart and the peri-Alpine areas, including metropolitan areas, which are linked together by close interactions and functional relationships, all of which influence economic, social and environmental development;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 44 #

2015/2324(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to promote, as a matter of priority, a policy to develop transport infrastructure that is sustainable, inclusive and non-invasive for the region, preserving the latter and promoting it in terms of regional development, economic advancement, tourism, and social cohesion and regional development;
2016/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 46 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes the fact that the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs), in particular the Interreg Alpine- Space Programme offer potentially significant resources and a wide range of tools and options for the Strategy; notes the availability of other funds and instruments relevant to the Strategy pillars, notably Horizon 2020, the Connecting Europe Facility, the LIFE programme, and the COSME programme for SMEs, for which the Commission should investigate the possible added value of specific calls focused on the particular challenges of the Alpine region;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 48 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes the fact that the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIFs) offer potentially significant resources and a wide range of tools and options for the Strategy; notes the availability of other funds and instruments relevant to the Strategy pillars, notably the European Regional Development Fund, Horizon 2020, the Connecting Europe Facility, the LIFE programme, and the COSME programme for SMEs, for which the Commission should investigate the possible added value of specific calls focused on the particular challenges of the Alpine region;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 52 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Calls on the Commission and national, regional and local bodies which are responsible for the preparation, management and implementation of ESIF programmes to stress the importance of macro-regional projects and actions;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 54 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. Reiterates the importance of the three NOs principle of no new legislation, no new institutions, no new funding, as macro-regions are frameworks that build on the added value of cooperation initiatives and synergies between different EU funding instruments;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 55 #

2015/2324(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses that the connectivity and accessibility of the region should be improved and promoted by ensuring rtherefore, inevitably, financial resources have to be provided. Respect for the environment, the protection of water resources and the involvement of local populations, by fully engaging regional and local political actors and also by promoting referendums should be promoted;
2016/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 56 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Calls on the Member States’ and the participating regions’ competent authorities to adapt their adopted operational programmes in order to ensure that future projects under the EUSALP strategy are promptly implemented and that managing authorities take due account of EUSALP priorities when implementing the operational programmes (e.g. by way of dedicated calls, bonus points or budget earmarking); calls further for the existing territorial cooperation instruments, such as that of the Alpine Space, to be coordinated with the Alpine strategy;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 60 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Encourages the Commission, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the participating countries to fully exploit the possibilities available under the newly established European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) to finance projects in the region which would create added value, promote sustainable development and economic and social cohesion, spur growth and increase employment at the macro-regional level and contribute to achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 65 #

2015/2324(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Takes the view that the accessibility of ICTs should be increased by providing services more quickly and efficiently and by encouraging teleworking, in order to reduce the number of journeys and their polluting emissions;
2016/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 70 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Calls for the setting up of a supporting structure for the governing bodies of EUSALP, in cooperation with the Commission, Member States and the regions, to fully exploit the opportunities of EUSALP;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 80 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Points out that rural areas of the Alpine region provide a living space and economic activity for their inhabitants, and that action is needed to prevent abandonment of rural areas; notes that in rural areas in particular support must be given to maintenance and consolidation of the health infrastructure;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 81 #

2015/2324(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Considers that the Alpine region can increase its attractiveness for SMEs through better connections;
2016/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 86 #

2015/2324(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Considers that revenues from tolls and special tolls from the alpine regions for transport projects in the alpine regions should be earmarked. Firstly for the development of the TEN -T alpine corridors, secondly, for the regional access routes and, thirdly, for the local routes;
2016/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 89 #

2015/2324(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5c. Determines that regional airports are of great importance for accessibility and for the economic development of regions, therefore a connection to the national railway network in terms of environmental compatibility is crucial;
2016/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 90 #

2015/2324(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 d (new)
5d. Requests a sufficient amount of rail- road terminals along the corridor in order to promote the goal of shifting freight traffic from road to rail;
2016/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 90 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Calls for a macro-regional Alpine strategy that will support the Alps as a location for business and hence allow an economic area and biosphere based on coexistence between nature and people, so as to avoid a further population exodus that would have a negative impact on the Alpine living space and on nature and landscape protection;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 91 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 b (new)
9b. Underlines that small and medium-sized businesses — very often family businesses — in tourism, agriculture, commerce, crafts and manufacturing form the core of economic activity in the Alpine region and thus constitute the backbone of the living, cultural and natural environment in the Alps;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 92 #

2015/2324(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 e (new)
5e. Requests that the 5 Member States and their involved regions design a binding Alpine Transport Strategy 2050 pursuant to EUSALP. Effective implementation, goal achievements and the economical use of resources should be reviewed annually by the European Court of Auditors and the European Parliament;
2016/03/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 93 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Considers that innovation and new technologies, driven by smart specialisation strategies and financed by existing EU funding sources (e.g. the ERDF, the ESF, COSME, Horizon 2020 or Erasmus +), could help generate quality jobs and catalyse the establishment, upscaling and clustering of SMEs, which could, in turn, reverse the depopulation trend in Alpine areasthat is happening in certain areas and territories of the Alpine region;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 99 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Encourages clustering and cooperation between public and private enterprises, universities, research institutes and other relevant stakeholders with the aim of promoting innovation and making it possible to benefit from synergies between Alpine and peri-Alpine areas; considers that envisaged actions should build on the national and regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Regional Specialisation with a view to securing more efficient and effective investment;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 106 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Emphasises that a macro-regional strategy for the Alps should secure the preservation of forms of traditional economic activity, such as agriculture and forestry, as well as fostering innovation and the development of new initiatives in this field;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 111 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Underlines that cooperation between regions, above all cross-border cooperation, is essential for the further development of tourism in the wider region; encourages the formulation of tourism strategies based on sustainability and innovation;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 115 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Supports the diversification of tourism supply by such means asthe development of new tourism amenities adapted to regional circumstances and exploiting regional resources, such as for example tourist theme parks and routes, food and wine tourism, health tourism and sporting tourism, in order to prolong the tourist season, and enhance the competitiveness of tourist destinations, and promotesupports the promotion of new tourist activities that are better adapted to climate change and take the sensitive ecosystems into account;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 126 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Recalls the importance of promoting the development of sustainable touristic activities in peri-Alpine lake areas;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 133 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Calls for a shift of freight and passenger traffic to the more environmentally friendly railways and also calls for an extension of the necessary infrastructure, including intermodal systems, in the transport chain of the Alpine region;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 134 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Encourages the deseasonalisation of tourist flows through better coordination of holidays in order to fully use transport and tourism infrastructures to avoid overbooking and congestions;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 135 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 b (new)
16b. Calls for the mandatory implementation by Member States of the Eurovignette Directive in line with the true cost principle, so that external costs are internalised and the proceeds are set aside for the development of efficient and environmentally friendly infrastructure and for reducing environmental pollution;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 136 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 c (new)
16c. Calls for the mandatory earmarking and cross-financing of revenue from infrastructure charges for the development of environmentally friendly and efficient passenger and freight rail transport, including intermodal systems, and calls for revenue to be set aside for investment in measures to reduce noise and CO2 emissions, such as the establishment of green corridors;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 140 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Underlines the importance of connecting transport routes with other parts of Europe and the relevance of interconnections with TEN-T corridors; calls on the participating countries to focus their efforts on implementing projects that are covered by the currentand planning complementary projects that link and develop the TEN-T network;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 141 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Encourages that Alpine crossing sections of the relevant core network corridors lead the way in making core network corridors "frontrunners" of a sustainable mobility system; that, to this end, due emphasis shall be placed on the broad range of potential projects in fields such as traffic management, technological innovation, interoperability, inter-modality, sustainable freight and innovative/integrated passengers services, efficient infrastructure management and safety; that, any transport policy measure suitable including the internalisation of external costs, to stimulate the shift of transport (in particular freight) to rail, should be particularly considered;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 147 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Draws attention to the lack of effective connections within mountain areas; urges the Commission and the Member States to facilitate better connection at local level in order to enhance cohesion and quality of life in these areas and, encourage resettlement and promote the Alpine region as a place for living and doing business in;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 156 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Supports the development of innovative forms of local transport on demand, including smart transport information, traffic management and telematics and multimodality, also considering the potential of the interregional sharing of activities in this field;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 157 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Stresses the importance of regional airports in connecting rural areas of the Alpine region;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 167 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Stresses the importance of public investment in mountain areas in order to tackle the failure of the market to provide digital connectivity in these areas; emphasises the importance of complete and universal coverage with broadband internet, including in mountain regions, in order to ensure the long-term viability of remote settlements and economic areas; calls on the Commission to propose concrete solutions for this issue;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 171 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Underlines the importance of protecting biodiversity in the Alpine region, and calls for joint efforts to introduce innovative measures for preserving the environment and reducing pollution; stresses the importance to ensure that all measures are taken on a voluntary basis and to avoid duplication of already existing legislative initiatives, such as the Alpine Convention, the Zurich Process or Natura 2000;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 196 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 a (new)
24a. Calls for renewable and alternative energy sources in the Alpine region to be tapped and for the model of decentralised energy production and energy supply to be expanded, inter alia through smart grid systems;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 207 #

2015/2324(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Calls on the participating countries to continue their efforts to diversify energy supply sources and to develop the renewable sources available, such as solar and wind energy and geothermal energy, within the energy production mix; underlines the sustainability and competitiveness of hydropower plants; calls on the participating countries to contribute to the setting-up of well- functioning electricity infrastructure networks in the macro- region and thus ensure sustainable security of supply;
2016/04/27
Committee: REGI
Amendment 157 #

2015/2255(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Calls foron the creation of a European RCommission to coordinate and to reinforce cooperation on road Ttransport Agency to ensure properlegislation among national authorities, including through binding information exchange and on other efforts aimed at supporting the implementation of EU legislation and promote standardisation across all Member States, including the social dimension, such as working conditions and labour issues in road transportensuring a level playing field for operators; notes that the enforcement of legislation in this respect is primarily the responsibility of the Member States;
2016/02/24
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 2 #

2015/2203(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 1
Paragraph 1
1. Grants the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2014 / Postpones its decision on granting the Commission discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 5 #

2015/2203(DEC)

Proposal for a decision 2
Paragraph 2
2. Approves the closure of the accounts of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2014 / Postpones the closure of the accounts of the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh European Development Funds for the financial year 2014;
2016/03/04
Committee: CONT
Amendment 84 #

2015/2005(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Reiterates its support for the targets set out in the White Paper and the 10 goals for a competitive and resource-efficient transport system (benchmarks for achieving the 60 % GHG emission reduction target); stresses that the mid-term review should maintain the level of ambition of the goals set in 2011 and propose concrete measures and initiatives to increase and streamline the efforts to meet them; considers that it is necessary to evaluate the extent to which the list of actions set out in the White Paper is sufficient to achieve its overarching goals; without limiting the society's mobility and without slowing down the economic development;
2015/04/22
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 218 #

2015/2005(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Emphasises the importance of promoting electro-mobility and electric public transport systems, coupled with the introduction of renewable energy sources in the electricity sector, giving priority to the electrification of the rail network, tramways, electric buses (including trolleybuses), electric cars and e-bikes; stresses the potential of modern aerial tramways (cable cars), as an inexpensive and easy-to-build means of transportation, to expand the capacity of urban public transport systems;
2015/04/22
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 234 #

2015/2005(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Notes that public transport usage in urban areas is not clearly stated among the ten goals of the White Paper; believes that a new goal should be set of doubling public transport use in urban areas by 2030, while providing for facilities and infrastructure to facilitate door-to-door mobility of pedestrians, cyclists and elderly or handicapped people; a clear goal should be also set to double cycling by 2025; stresses that these goals need enormous investments in urban public transport infrastructure, and therefore calls on the Commission to establish an adequate funding scheme;
2015/04/22
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 467 #

2015/2005(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 – indent 1 a (new)
- an EU roadmap for cycling to be included in the next Commission Work Programme 2016,
2015/04/24
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 473 #

2015/2005(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 – indent 2 a (new)
- the establishment of a structure to ensure better coordination and proper implementation of EU legislation, as well as to promote standardisation,
2015/04/24
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 511 #

2015/2005(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 – indent 6 a (new)
- a framework assuring interference-free radio frequencies to guarantee operation and enforcement of driving and rest times of road transport workers, road charging, road trains and future ITS applications,
2015/04/24
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 311 #

2015/0277(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34
(34) The Agency should provide the technical expertise to the Commission in the preparation of the necessary legislation and assist, where appropriate, the Member States and industry in its implementation. It should be able to issue certification specifications and guidance material and to make technical findings and issue certificates or register declarations as required.
2016/06/15
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 345 #

2015/0277(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
1. The principal objective of this Regulation is to establish and maintain a high uniform level of civil aviation safety in the Union, while ensuring a high uniform level of environmental protection.
2016/06/15
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 366 #

2015/0277(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. ensuring a high uniform level of environmental protection;
2016/06/15
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 380 #

2015/0277(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) the design, production, maintenance and operation of aerodrome equipment used or intended for use at the aerodromes referred to in point (e) and the provision of ground handling services and apron management services at those aerodromes referred to in point (e);
2016/06/15
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 403 #

2015/0277(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 23
(23) ‘commercial air transport’ (CAT) means an aircraft operation to transport passengers, cargo or mail for remuneration or other valuable consideration between two different aerodromes; whereas CAT A means transportation in regular scheduled services and/or mass transport CAT N means transportation in non- regular, non-scheduled, non-mass transport;
2016/06/15
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 773 #

2015/0277(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 61 – paragraph 2
2. The Agency shall coordinate at Union level the gathering, exchange and analysis of information on matters falling within the scope of this Regulation. For that purpose, the Agency may enter into administrative arrangements with legal and natural persons subject to this Regulation, or associations of such persons, on information gathering, exchange and analysis. The Commission, the Agency and Member States shall cooperate to ensure that the necessary information is gathered, if possible through existing channels, without any additional notification requirements being introduced.
2016/06/15
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 844 #

2015/0277(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 74 a (new)
Article 74a Common approval and supervisory culture The Agency shall play an active role in establishing a common approval and supervisory culture and helping authorities to adopt consistent practices, to ensure that the aims of Article 1, and particularly paragraph 3 thereof, are attained. Taking into account the results of its supervisory activities, the Agency shall, at the minimum, take the following action: (a) organisation of a system of peer review by the competent authorities with the aim of building up capacities and communicating knowledge (b) undertaking the requisite coordination to facilitate exchanges of staff between national authorities (c) production of informal manuals with the aim of achieving convergence of regulations and developing capacities, such as risk-based supervision (d) consultation of stakeholders in the form of representatives of industry and employees as this process advances, in so far as necessary
2016/06/15
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 857 #

2015/0277(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 75 – paragraph 3
3. The Agency shall assist the Commission with the definition and coordination of civil aviation environmental protection policies and actions, in particular by conducting studies, simulations and providing technical advice in areas in which there are interdependencies with environmental protection, human health and other technical aspects of civil aviation.
2016/06/15
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 863 #

2015/0277(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 75 – paragraph 4
4. In order to inform interested parties and the general public, the Agency shall, every three years, publish an environmental review, which shall give an objective account of the state of environmental protection relating to civil aviation in the Union. The scope of this environmental review shall be confined to data which is already notified to the Agency and other EU institutions on a regular basis and to publicly accessible data.
2016/06/15
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 975 #

2015/0277(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 109 – paragraph 6
6. Each year, the Executive Director shall draw up a draft statement of estimates of the Agency's revenue and expenditure for the following financial year, including a draft establishment plan, and send it to the Management Board. That draft establishment plan shall, in relation to posts financed from fees and charges, be based on a limited set of indicators approved by the Commission to measure the Agency's workload and efficiency, and shall set out the resources required to meet demands for certification and other activities of the Agency in an efficient and timely manner, including those resulting from transfers of responsibility in accordance with Articles 53, 54 and 55. Before approving the indicators used to measure workload and efficiency, the Commission shall consult an independent expert and the Agency's Stakeholder Advisory Body. The Management Board shall, on the basis of that draft, adopt a provisional draft estimate of revenue and expenditure of the Agency for the following financial year. The provisional draft estimate of the Agency's revenue and expenditure shall be sent to the Commission by 31 January each year.
2016/06/15
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 1070 #

2015/0277(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex VII – point 5 – paragraph 2
It shall be ensured by the aerodrome operator that, eExcept for aircraft emergency situations, when diverting to an alternate aerodrome, or under other conditions specified in each case, an aerodrome or parts thereof shallmay not be used by aircraft for which the aerodrome design and operating procedures are not normally intended.
2016/06/15
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 114 #

2015/0269(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 3 a (new)
(3a) Certain persons have a legitimate interest in accessing firearms classified in category A, although exceptions to the rules must be granted on a strictly limited basis. Beneficiaries of exceptions could include, inter alia, cultural and historical bodies, armourers, proof houses, manufacturers, forensic scientists and, in certain cases, those involved in film production and individuals needing firearms for self-defence purposes.
2016/04/29
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 145 #

2015/0269(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 4
(4) Bodies concerned with the cultural and historical aspects of weaponIt should be possible for Member States to choose to authorise natural and legal persons with an interest in the collection, study and conservation of firearms and associated artefacts for historical, cultural, traditional, scientific, technical, educational, aesthetic or heritage purposes and recognised as such by the Member State in whose territory they are established and holdingto keep in their possession and acquire firearms classified in category A acquired before the date of entry into force of this Directive should be able to keep those firearms in their possession subject to authorisation by the Member State concerned and provided that those firearms have been deactivated. , provided that those persons demonstrate, prior to being granted authorisation, that they have taken the necessary measures to address any risks to public security or safety, including by way of secure storage. Authorisations of this kind should take into account the specific situation, including the nature of the collection and its purposes.
2016/04/29
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 189 #

2015/0269(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 7 a (new)
(7a) The acquisition and possession of firearms should only be permitted if, inter alia, there is good cause. Member States should have the option of stipulating that the acquisition and possession of firearms for the purpose, for example, of hunting, target shooting, use by associations which cultivate customs and traditions and by cultural and historical bodies, the conduct of various scientific and technical activities, testing procedures and the re- enactment of historical events, filmmaking or historical study constitutes good cause. They should not be required to do so, however.
2016/04/29
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 201 #

2015/0269(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 7 b (new)
(7b) In the context of the cultivation of traditions, no restrictions may be imposed on the way in which customs are honoured or on the work of associations which ensure the continuity of popular culture.
2016/04/29
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 228 #

2015/0269(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 9
(9) Some semi-automatic firearms can be easily converted to automatic firearms, thus posing a threat to security. Even in the absence of conversion to category "A", certain semi-automatic firearms may be very dangerous wheThere is a risk that any firearms converted to firing blanks, irritants, other active substances or pyrotechnic ammunition can be converted back in such a way as to make them capable of firing live ammunition. Such firearms should therefore remain in their capacity regarding the number of rounds is high. Such semi-automatic weapons should therefore be banned for civiliantegories to which they were assigned prior to their conversion, except where cultural and historical devices are used.
2016/04/29
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 404 #

2015/0269(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – point 2
Directive 91/477/EEC
Article 2 – paragraph 2
2. This Directive shall not apply to the acquisition or possession of weapons and ammunition, in accordance with national law, by the armed forces, the police, the public authoritiesnational defence forces, i.e. all troops and persons under their command, including the military, the police, or by collectors and bodies concerned with the cultural and historical aspects of weapons and recognised as such by the Member State in whose territory they are established. Nor shall it apply to commercial transfers of weapons and ammunition of war.
2016/04/28
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 560 #

2015/0269(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – point 6
Directive 91/477/EEC
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
Member States shall provide for standard medical testestablish a monitoring system including the possibility of appropriate medical checks, which may be on a continuous for issuing or renewing authorperiodic basis, for the acquisaitions as referred to in paragraph 1nd possession of firearms, and shall withdraw authorisations if any of the conditions on the basis of which it was granted isthe acquisition or possession was allowed are no longer met.
2016/04/28
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 601 #

2015/0269(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – point 6
Directive 91/477/EEC
Article 6 – paragraph 2
Member States may authorise bodieschoose to grant strictly limited authorisations to legal or natural persons dedicated to the gathering, study and concserned with the cultural and historical aspects of weapons and recognised as such by the Member State in whose territory they are established to keep in their possession firearms classified in category A acquired beforvation of firearms and associated artefacts for historical, cultural, tradition-related, scientific, technical, educational, aesthetic or heritage purposes and recognised as such by the Member State in whose territory they are established for firearms and ammunition classified in category A, provided that such persons demonstrate [the date of entry into force of this Directive] provided they have been deactivated in accordance with the provisions that implement Article 10(b). at measures are in place to address any risks to public security or public order and that the firearm or firearms concerned are stored with a level of security proportionate to the risks associated with unauthorised access to such firearms.
2016/04/29
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 77 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) In order to cover the risks related to the EU guarantee to the EIB, a guarantee fund should be established. The guarantee fund should be constituted by a gradual payment from the Union budget. The guarantee fund should subsequently also receive rRevenues and repayments from projects that benefit from EFSI support and amounts recovered from defaulting debtors where the guarantee fund has already honoured the guarantee to the EIB should be used to fund rail infrastructure grants in accordance with Regulations (EU) Nos 1316/2013 and 1315/2013.
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 78 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28 a (new)
(28a) Over time, the Union budget's contribution to the guarantee fund should be authorised by the European Parliament and the Council as part of the annual budgetary procedure. In the process, if necessary, the budgetary authority should make use of all surpluses and flexibility mechanisms under the Regulation laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014- 2020.
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 79 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28 b (new)
(28b) So that available margins, unused resources, surpluses and other funding sources referred to in Article 8 of the Regulation can be used outside heading 1a of the 2014-2020 multiannual financial framework, too, the budget lines accommodating the European guarantee fund should be divided up among headings 1a, 1b and 2.
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 80 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28 c (new)
(28c) Financing of the guarantee fund, as regards both commitments and payments, must be reassessed at the end of 2016 as part of the mid-term review of the multiannual financial framework (under Article 2 of Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013). Amounts taken from the budget until then, from existing programmes under heading 1a, 1b or 2, must be reinstated in full.
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 81 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28 d (new)
(28d) In connection with the mid-term review of the multiannual financial framework under Article 2 of Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No. 1311/2013, the Commission must ensure that the EU guarantee is reliably funded, taking account of the possibility of making a percentage adjustment to the performance reserve under Articles 20 and 22 of general Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013, in order to put unused funds to profitable use. A minor percentage adjustment to the reserve could facilitate reliable funding of the guarantee fund, attracting investors and generating added value for the European economy.
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 82 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 29
(29) To partially finance the contribution from the Union budget, the available envelopes of the Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020, provided by Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council2, and the Connecting Europe Facility, provided by Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council2, should be reduced. Those programmes serve purposes that are not replicated by the EFSI. However, the reduction of both programmes to finance the guarantee fund is expected to ensure a greater investment in certain areas of their respective mandates than is possible through the existing programmes. The EFSI should be able to leverage the EU guarantee to multiply the financial effect within those areas of research, development and innovation and transport, telecommunications and energy infrastructure compared to if the resources had been spent via grants within the planned Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility programmes. It is, therefore, appropriate to redirect part of the funding presently envisaged for those programmes to the benefit of EFSI. __________________ 2Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) and repealing Decision No 1982/2006/EC (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 104). 3Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 establishing the Connecting Europe Facility, amending Regulation (EU) No 913/2010 and repealing Regulations (EC) No 680/2007 and (EC) No 67/2010 (OJ L 348, 20.12.2013, p. 129).deleted
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 101 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 4
The EFSI Agreement shall provide that remuneration attributable to the Union from EFSI supported operations shall be provided following the deduction of payments due to calls on the EU guarantee and, subsequently, costs in accordance with the third subparagraph of paragraph 2 and with Article 5(3) in order to fund rail infrastructure grants in accordance with Regulations (EU) Nos 1316/2013 and 1315/2013 and with the TEN-T annual work programmes.
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 102 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 4
The EFSI Agreement shall provide that remuneration attributable to the Union from EFSI supported operations shall be provided for grants for railway projects in accordance with regulation (EU) Nr. 1316/2013 and regulation 1315/2013 as well as the annual TEN-T working programs, following the deduction of payments due to calls on the EU guarantee and, subsequently, costs in accordance with the third subparagraph of paragraph 2 and with Article 5(3).
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 107 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 a (new)
(1a) The Commission shall be empowered to adopt the EFSI Agreement by means of a delegated act in accordance with Article 17 of this Regulation.
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 130 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) development of infrastructure, including in the areas of transport, particularly in industrial centres; energy, in particular energy interconnections; and digital infrastructure; transport infrastructure projects shall be selected in accordance with the objectives and criteria under Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013 and shall be in keeping with Regulation (EU) No 1315/2013 and the annual work programmes for TEN-T corridors;
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 144 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point b
(b) investment in education and training, health, research and development, information and communications technology and innovation; 25% of research projects should be accommodated within small and medium- sized enterprises;
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 162 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) payments from the general budget of the Unioncontributions from the general budget of the Union which are provided each year as part of the budgetary procedure by the budgetary authority, drawing on all provisions of Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-2020, with account being taken of the following order: (i) Union budget surpluses; (ii) unused margins, including global margins for payments and commitments; (iii) the flexibility instrument; (iv) if necessary, available or unused funds within heading 1b of the multiannual financial framework; (v) if necessary, available or unused funds within heading 2 of the multiannual financial framework; (vi) if necessary, available or unused funds within heading 1a of the multiannual financial framework,
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 166 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) returns on guarantee fund resources invesdeleted,
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 167 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) amounts recovered from defaulting debtors in accordance with the recovery procedure laid down in the EFSI Agreement as provided for in Article 2(1)(f),deleted
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 168 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) any other payments received by the Union in accordance with the EFSI Agreement.deleted
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 169 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) any other payments received by the Union in accordance with the EFSI Agreement until the mid-term review of the multiannual financial framework.
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 170 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3
(3) Endowments to the guarantee fund provided for in points (c) and (d) of paragraph 2Guarantee fund returns, any surpluses and amounts recovered from defaulting debtors in accordance with the recovery procedure laid down in the EFSI Agreement as provided for in Article 2(1)(f) shall constitute internal assigned revenues to fund rail infrastructure grants in accordance with Article 21(4) of Regulations (EU) No 966/2012s 1316/2013 and 1315/2013.
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 174 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Resources under paragraph 2(a) which are taken from existing programmes shall constitute provisional payments to establish the guarantee fund. As a result of the mid-term review of the multiannual financial framework in 2016, under Article 2 of Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013, other funding options shall be identified. Resources temporarily made available from existing programmes shall be reinstated in full.
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 176 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 6 – subparagraph 1
By 31 December 2018, and every year thereafter, the Commission shall review the adequacy of the level of the guarantee fund taking into account any reduction of resources resulting from the activation of the guarantee and the EIB's assessment submitted in accordance with Article 10(3).deleted
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 192 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18
Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013 is hereby amended as follows: (1) In Article 6, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 are replaced by the following: ' 1. The financial envelope for the implementation of Horizon 2020 is set at EUR 74 328,3 million in current prices, of which a maximum of EUR 71 966,9 million shall be allocated to activities under Title XIX TFEU. The annual appropriations shall be authorised by the European Parliament and by the Council within the limits of the multiannual financial framework. 2. The amount for activities under Title XIX TFEU shall be distributed among the priorities set out in Article 5(2) of this Regulation as follows: (a) Excellent science, EUR 23 897,0 million in current prices; (b) Industrial leadership, EUR 16 430,5 million in current prices; (c) Societal challenges, EUR 28 560,7 million in current prices. The maximum overall amount for the Union financial contribution from Horizon 2020 to the specific objectives set out in Article 5(3) and to the non-nuclear direct actions of the JRC shall be as follows: (i) Spreading excellence and widening participation, EUR 782,3 million in current prices; (ii) Science with and for society, EUR 443,8 million in current prices; (iii) Non-nuclear direct actions of the JRC, EUR 1 852,6 million in current prices. The indicative breakdown for the priorities and specific objectives set out in Article 5(2) and (3) is set out in Annex II. 3.The EIT shall be financed through a maximum contribution from Horizon 2020 of EUR 2 361,4 million in current prices as set out in Annex II. ' (2) Annex II is replaced by the text set out in Annex I to this Regulation.Article 18 deleted Amendments to Regulation (EU) No 1291/2013
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 196 #

2015/0009(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19
Amendment to Regulation (EU) No In Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 1316/2013, paragraph 1 is replaced by the following: ‘ 1. The financial envelope for the implementation of the CEF for the period 2014 to 2020 is set at EUR 29 942 259 000 (*) in current prices. That amount shall be distributed as follows: (a) transport sector: EUR 23 550 582 000, of which EUR 11 305 500 000 shall be transferred from the Cohesion Fund to be spent in line with this Regulation exclusively in Member States eligible for funding from the Cohesion Fund; (b) telecommunications sector: EUR 1 041 602 000; (c) energy sector: EUR 5 350 075 000; These amounts are without prejudice to the application of the flexibility mechanism provided for under Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013(*). (*) Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1311/2013 of 2 December 2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014-20 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884).' ’rticle 19 deleted 1316/2013
2015/03/19
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 24 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas about 50 % of journeys in urban areas are shorter than 5 km and could therefore in particular circumstances be made on foot or by bicycle or public/collective transport;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 51 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas more than 30 % of road fatalities and serious injuries happen in urban areas, caused mainly by cars;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 62 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas, with due regard for subsidiarity, many aspects of urban mobility policy requirecities should be supported by better coordination and frameworksinformation at EU level, in particular with regard to safety, health and climate change when urban mobility policy is formulated;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 67 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
Fa. whereas many victims of accidents in urban areas are vulnerable road users and pedestrians;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 96 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Invites cities to define transport mode hierarchies based on the needs of pedestrians first and foremost, followed by cyclists, public transport, business and logistics, and private-car users, taking into account local conditions;deleted
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 121 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Invites the Member States to take preventive measures, in accordance with the precautionary principle, to improve air quality in cities and to guarantee pollutant concentrations below the levels set in the World Health Organisation guidelines, in particular by providing free public transport or by alternating traffic;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 147 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Member States to reduce the use of cars running on traditional fuels in urban areas by 2030, and to banfurther reduce them by 2050 on a gradual basis;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 181 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls for the EU and national and local authorities to draw up electric mobility plans which give priority to trams, urban trains, sky ropes, electric bicycles and shared/pooled e-carsfor all modes of transport;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 191 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Calls on the Member States to set ambitious targets for reducing the use of transport-related energy in cities, thereby reducing emissions, and to set a target of doubling cycling rates by 2025;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 207 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Invites the Commission to present a ‘transport and climate' legislative package which is fully compatible with, and integrates, EU objectives in respect of the climate, the environment, health, energy and mobility, and which integrates cities;deleted
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 249 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Emphasises the importance of SUMPs for achieving EU targets in respect of CO2 emissions, noise, air pollution and accident reduction; considers that the development of SUMPs should be a precondition for financing EU projects in the area of urban transport;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 298 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Calls on the Commission to promote ‘Car-free Sunday' events each month and to organise an ‘EU Bicycle Day';deleted
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 330 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Points out that shopping centres are focal points for increased road traffic and congestion problems, and believes that they should be linked up to efficient public transport and home delivery services;deleted
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 357 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Notes that the security forces have the task of monitoring traffic, and thorough speed management leads to a drastic reduction in road fatalities and serious injuries in cities, especially for vulnerable road users;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 368 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Invites the Member States and local authorities to rethink speed management in cities and to introduce a default speed limit of 30 km/h by 2020;deleted
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 392 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Stresses that cost-benefit assessments of investments should be directed to maximising external societal benefits and minimising external costs arising from, for example, climate change, accidents, health, noise, air pollution and spatial usethe benefit of the economy and the environment;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 401 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Calls for the Commission to propose a framework of guidelines and criteria for urban road and parking pricing based on the non-discrimination, interoperability and polluter-pays principles;deleted
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 424 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Recalls the ‘use of revenues' principle with regard to road charging, and requests that 50 % of Eurovignette revenue be dedicated to improving urban mobility and that 75 % of urban tolls be used for developing and maintaining urban transport infrastructure;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 438 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Encourages the Commission to set aside at least 20 % of EU transport funds for sustainable urban mobility projects when reviewing regional, cohesion and European Fund for Strategic Investments budgets;deleted
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 475 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Supports the Horizon 2020 priorities regarding societal challenges for smart, green and integrated transport, and believes that Horizon 2020 must boost research and innovation in the areas of quality of life, sustainable jobs, demographics and active mobility changes;
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 491 #

2014/2242(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Strongly supports research and innovation on behavioural changes in the area of vehicle ownership which result in a move towards sharing models; encourages the Commission to intensify its efforts to develop and support transport systems involving collective and public forms of mobility;deleted
2015/06/08
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 33 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas sustainable tourism that is in harmony with nature and landscape and relies on resource efficiency and climate protection, in particular sustainable tourism in mountain and coastal regions, brings lasting results in regional growth, accommodates the increasing quality demands of travellers and helps companies to compete;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 39 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas the sharing economy represents a fundamental shift caused by rapidly changing new technology, and many of the influential sharing economy companies are part of the travel service economy;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 66 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Takes note that the Commission has reduced its staffing in the field of tourism dramatically and regards this decision to be inappropriate in the light of the importance attached to tourism as an essential factor of economic growth and jobs in Europe; criticises the fact that the subject of tourism is not listed visibly enough on the new DG GROW website; also criticises the fact that the DG GROW website is only available in English;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 79 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Strongly encourages the Commission, in cooperation with the European Travel Commission (ETC), to further contribute to the joint promotion of Europe as the world’s top tourist destination under the umbrella of a common European approach and positioning, in particular taking into account sustainable tourism and the balanced presence of all Member States;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 104 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Recognises, however, that a clear definition and the potential of a Brand Destination Europe has to be further developed; recommends the setting up of a Brand manual, which should specify agreed promotion modalities; calls on the Member States to cooperate constructively in order to achieve this objective; calls on the Commission to take account of the opinions of national tourism organisations and the European tourism industry when setting up a Brand manual;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 131 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Calls on the Commission and the members of the ETC to support the existing mandate of the ETC for the purpose of assisting in the development and promotion of targeted transnational and pan-European tourism products, inter alia by means of an advanced Visiteurope.com portal; calls on the Commission to ensure that the Visiteurope.com portal can also be accessed on all common mobile and portable terminals via a specially programmed application (app);
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 132 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Calls on the Commission to design the Visiteurope.com portal to be accessible, in particular for people with disabilities (including visual impairment) or no foreign language skills;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 158 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Is convinced that a transition must be made in European tourism from a model of quantitative growth to a qualitative model that points to steady and sustainable development, and; calls on the Commission, therefore, to commission a study in this regard and to present the results; points out that there is, in fact, a need to build a tourist industry that allows more qualified jobs to be created;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 172 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Calls on the Commission to implement the development of a European certificate of sustainable tourism; also calls on the Commission, therefore, to start preparing a strategic plan for the implementation of a European certificate of sustainable tourism and the levels at which compliance with the defined quality criteria is to be checked;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 182 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Makes the Commission aware that uniform cancellation periods stated in terms and conditions of cancellation would be necessary for the protection of consumers; calls, therefore, for a review of the extent to which cancellation periods in terms and conditions of cancellation differ in the tourist industry in the respective Member States;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 198 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Calls on the Commission to continue promoting sustainable tourism in cooperation with the ETC by establishing a European network that should incorporate regional interests, developing new specific products and setting up a Europe- wide web platform that brings together information on products and destinations in one database with access through the Visiteurope.com portal;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 204 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 b (new)
12b. Notes that, with a view to consumer protection, consideration should be given to harmonising the nomenclature of accommodation descriptions, such as holiday cottage, self-catering accommodation, chalet, etc.;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 242 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Considers that sensitive regions such as islands, coasts and mountains often depend strongly on tourism business and are the first affected by climate change; is therefore convinced that climate protection should be more strongly integrated into European, national and regional tourism and transport policies; calls on the Commission, therefore, to ascertain how climate change has influenced tourism in sensitive regions such as islands, coasts and mountains, and how it will influence it in future;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 253 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Calls on the responsible authorities and operators to make a stronger effort to promote the European cycling networks, such as the Iron Curtain Trail (the European cycle route network), in combination with all cross-border rail services, including high-speed and night trains;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 316 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Calls on the Commission to define jointly with industry and tourism associations a roadmap of initiatives to encourage travel and tourism companies to adopt and use digital tools more efficiently;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 323 #

2014/2241(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Is aware of the fact that SMEs in the tourism sector face considerable difficulties in adapting to the fast-changing market conditions; notes that new IT tools such as the Tourism-IT business support portal and the TourismLink platform will help them take advantage of the digital opportunities; calls on the Commission to ensure that the Visiteurope.com portal also supports the digital opportunities of SMEs in the tourism sector by providing a number of online tools and serves as an additional point of contact;
2015/06/25
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 106 #

2014/2149(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 13
13. Emphasises the significant potential for the development of entrepreneurial activity in the tourism sector, in particular of tourism SMEs, which contribute to the preservation, protection and promotion of Europe’s cultural heritage; stresses that, in addition to cultural assets, quality of service and, high-level professional skills and well-trained specialists in the field in particular are key factors for the success and competitiveness of the European tourism sector;
2015/03/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 124 #

2014/2149(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14a. Underlines the possibility of focusing more strongly on cultural tourism in developing macro-regional strategies designed to make it a more integral part of the strategic framework for European cooperation;
2015/03/16
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 11 #

2014/2111(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Reminds that the accuracy and transparency used in the Agency´s interview procedures has to be improved;
2015/01/28
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 12 #

2014/2111(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Recalls that the Agency has two seats and according to the principle of operating efficiency this situation should be clarified, therefore suggest that a revision of the ERA regulation should take this issue into account;
2015/01/28
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 5 #

2014/2106(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Welcomes the revision of the EASA regulation and underlines the need of revision of the code of conduct of the EASA employees in order to avoid any potential conflict of interest. Proposes that in this relation there should be a regular screening of the implementation of the code of conduct and the cases themselves by the court of auditors;
2015/01/28
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 17 #

2014/2077(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Expresses concern, however, about the Court of Auditors' assessment related to the legality and regularity of payments underlying the accounts whereby the supervisory and control systems at EuropAid’s Headquarters and Union delegations are only partially effective in ensuring the legality and regularity of payments;
2015/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 22 #

2014/2077(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Notes withIs deeply concerned that ex ante checks carried out before the project payments transactions are carried onexecuted still present significant weaknesses according to the Court’s evaluation;
2015/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 23 #

2014/2077(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Is worried by the recurring issue that some errors concerning final claims have been continuously found, despite external audits and expenditure verifications;
2015/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 24 #

2014/2077(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Draws attention, in light of the increased focus on the performance of Union aid, to the fact that Sub- Saharan Africa is the region which is lagging behind the most with regard to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and is the only region worldwide where, according to projections, poverty will most probably not be halved by 2015; is concerned that declining levels of Official Development Assistance (ODA) for social services over the past few years, particularly in the education and reproductive health sectors, threaten to reverse progress on human capital development;
2015/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 25 #

2014/2077(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Concludes that an intensification of efforts is needed in order to accelerate the achievement of the MDGs in Africa by the target date of 2015; welcomes the fact that the EDFs, which are the main instrument for providing Union aid for development cooperation to the ACP States,Welcomes the fact that the EDFs accounted for as much as 45 % of the total value of new contracts concluded by the Commission's Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation (DG DEVCO) in 2013;
2015/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 28 #

2014/2077(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. ConsiderWelcomes the introduction of the measurement study on the residual error rate on closed transactions a good practices an example of the DG DEVCO management environment in action;
2015/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 30 #

2014/2077(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Welcomes the inclusion of the overview of all costs in the annual activity report, including control costthe cost of administrative expenditure as well as the cost of control and monitoring systems;
2015/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 31 #

2014/2077(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. FollowAcknowledges with interest the implementation of the Commission's new budget support approach; notes that in 2013 a total of EUR 660 million was allocated to new budget support operations in Africa, used in part to implement the 'MDG initiative' to support those countries that were lagging behind in important sectors such as health, water, sanitation, food security and nutrition;
2015/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 33 #

2014/2077(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. Considering the rationale and aim of budget support, with contributions directly transferred to a recipient countries’ general budget or to a budget devoted to a specific general policy or objective, insists that the budget support respects and strictly links the general eligibility conditions with effectivesubstantial progress achieved by partner countries, in particular in public finance management in order to reduce the risk related to regularity and fiduciary risk; would welcome the development of binding key performance indicators (KPI) in an attempt at risk reduction;
2015/03/06
Committee: CONT
Amendment 35 #

2014/2077(DEC)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33
33. Recalliterates that robust and objectively verifiable conditions forverifiable key performance indicators have to be applied to any continuinged budget support programmes have to be applied with a steadily attention to be given, both on the use of; underlines that focus should be put on the differentiation principle to avoid relaxa widened interpretation of budget support disbursement conditionality and on; stresses that there is continued need for the support tof anti- corruption mechanisms as corruption seems to be the key issue, which maymight affect the Commission´s reputation and reducundermine the effectiveness of theand credibility of budget support programmes;
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Amendment 39 #