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698 Amendments of Georgios KYRTSOS

Amendment 398 #

2023/2127(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point s
(s) work towards a more coordinated approach towards the protection of critical infrastructure at EU level; to this end, investment guarantees should be in place at EU level that would step in to fill the investment gap and ensure that the infrastructure remains in European ownership;
2023/10/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 468 #

2023/2127(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point y
(y) fully leverage the Global Gateway strategy as a tool to intensify the EU’s engagement and business relations with partners from developing countries, in particular African, and provide an alternative to Chinese-driven foreign investment strategies;
2023/10/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 22 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas the first C5+1 Summit between Central Asia leaders and the President of the United States was held in New York on 19 September 2023; whereas the C5+Germany summit took place in Berlin on 29 September 2023;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 40 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Believes that the EU's policy in the fields of energy, connectivity and resource diversification should be based on mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with Central Asia, ensuring Central Asian states' access to modern technologies and qualitative jobs while guaranteeeing the EU secure and competitive access to raw materials and energy;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 54 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Recognises that Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and its implications present both challenges and opportunities for the Central Asian states, which have traditionally maintained close relations with Russia; expresses deep concern about Central Asian states’ circumvention of EU sanctions against Russia, which are intended to stop the war in Ukraine; calls on the authorities of the Central Asian states, particularly Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, to cooperate closely with the EU, in particular its Sanctions Envoy; welcomes Kazakhstan’s administrative measures and high-level political commitment to prevent the circumvention of EU sanctions against Russia;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 59 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Notes with concern efforts to upgrade the secessionist entity in occupied Cyprus at the Organization of Turkic States and calls on the Central Asian states concerned to effectively uphold the respect of the principles of sovereignty and territorial integrity of all states and to not ratify the amended Statute of the Organization of Turkic States, which would put into effect the decision to grant observer status to the secessionist entity in occupied Cyprus;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 65 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Strongly encourages the EU to use all available opportunities to enhance cooperation with Central Asia in the fields of economics, security, energy and infrastructure development; recalls the need to take into account the peculiarities of each Central Asian state and develop ad-hoc, merit-based cooperation strategies;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 68 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Calls on the Commission to begin negotiations on visa regime simplification for Central Asian citizens and in particular for residents of Kazakhstan and to strengthen cooperation in the field of R&D, including academic level exchange;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 74 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls on the Commission to investigate the possibility of EIB support for investments in infrastructure development in Central Asian states, especially in the Middle Corridor;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 83 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Calls on Central Asian countries to settle all border and water disputes in line with international law and good neighbourly relations, avoiding at all costs the use or threat of force;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 87 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Urges the Central Asian states to adhere to their democracy and human rights obligations, noting that this is also in line with the Partnership and Cooperation Agreements and the Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus; underlines the importance of maintaining regular human rights dialogues with the Central Asian states, as these dialogues are an instrument to promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms and a forum to raise issues of concern; calls on the EU delegations and the Member States’ representations in Central Asia to continue playing an active role in monitoring the situation on the ground, working with human rights defenders and reacting to human rights violations and politically- motivated persecution, including by attending trials and visiting political prisoners; urges all authorities in Central Asia to prevent the use of excessive force and torture by police and security forces;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 90 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Calls on Central Asian states to continue the on-going democratic reforms and not to allow backsliding on fundamental rights and citizens' liberties; underlines the need to make election processes more transparent, open and fair for all political actors;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 91 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 b (new)
9b. Calls on the governments of Central Asian countries to carry out judicial reforms with a view to ensuring greater independence and transparency;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 96 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Underlines the fundamental democratic shortcomings in Central Asia, which still persist, and highlights the important role that civil society can play in supporting reforms and good governance in the region; regrets the restrictive approach taken in legislative initiatives on non- governmental organisations and the media, as well as the use of anti-disinformation legislation, which reduce the space for civil society activities; notes that the Central Asian states have young and dynamic populations that should be given opportunities to get meaningfully involved in shaping their countries’ future; welcomes the activities of the EU-Central Asia Civil Society Forum and calls on the EU to enhance its support to civil society;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 97 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Urges Central Asian states to strive for greater democratization of their political systems, incuding by adopting legislation allowing NGOs and CSOs to operate in a free and safe environment;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 98 #

2023/2106(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 b (new)
10b. Stresses the need to strengthen media independence and freedom in Central Asia in line with the highest democratic standards;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 110 #

2023/2106(INI)

12. Is concerned that gender-based violence, discrimination and harassment of minorities and LGTBIQ people are still widespread in Central Asia and urges the Central Asian governments to prevent these human rights violations through appropriate laws and, measures and education campaigns;
2023/10/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 30 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas the ECB is politically independent, which means that neither EU institutions and agencies nor Member State governments should seek to influence it; stresses that this independence must remain untouched at all times; emphasises that this independence requires the ECB to refrain from taking political decisions;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 47 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the role of the ECB in safeguarding euroRecalls that the ECB is the institution responsible for maintaining price stability; underlines that the statutory independence of the ECB, as laid down in the Treaties, is a prerequisite for it to fulfil its mandate of maintaining price stability;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 95 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Highlights that not only do persistent high levels of inflation, the ongoing war in Ukraine and high levels of debt in the Member States threaten the competitiveness of the European economy, and thus the international role of the euro as well, but also the upward price pressure following the implementation of the European Green Deal, the rise of fragmentation and protectionism in global trade, and an impending subsidy race between states;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 105 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Echoes President Lagarde’s warning that fiscal support should be targeted and limited and should not hinder the task of monetary policy; recalls that the Economic and Monetary Union requires solid fiscal policies in Member States in order to be able to respond to external shocks; points out that governments, as well as the Commission, can support citizens and industries not only through fiscal measures, but also by focusing on growth-enhancing reforms;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 128 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Expresses its uneasiness with the persistently high rate of core inflation; understands that wage growth is expected to remain more than double its historical average, driven by inflation compensation and the tight labour market; warns of a wage-price spiral when inflation expectations and therefore wages are increasing extensively; encourages the ECB, furthermore, to look into and report on the inflationary effect of the green transition;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 134 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Points out that inflation already began rising above target levels in 2021, thus before Russia’s unprovoked aggression in Ukraine; deploregrets, however, that the ECB only started to tackle inflation in June 2022, even though the COVID-19 crisis proved that it is able to act in a timely manner; notes that other central banks acted more promptly;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 136 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Underlines the pivotal role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the EU's economy and economic and social convergence and employment; is especially concerned about the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine have on SMEs;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 139 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Fully supports President Lagarde’s statement on fighting inflation for as long as necessaryStresses that further measures must be taken to respond to the rising inflation; applauds President Lagarde’s plea for humility and to regularly update the ECB’s models; invites the ECB, however, to fundamentally review its models and their role in its policymaking;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 149 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. TrustNotes that the ECB will deliver on its mandate to safeguard price stability; notes that real interest rates are still negativereal interest rates are still negative; reminds that price stability is far from being reached;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 153 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Notes the inflation target level of 2 % in the medium term; observes that inflation has, thus far, either been well below or far above this target level; questions the scientific evidence for this 2 % target level, as well as the meaning of ‘medium term’; invites the ECB to look into a more qualitative approach to price stability;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 163 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Supports the ECB’s decision to scale back its asset-purchasing programmes, in view of the excess liquidity in the market; noteregrets the ECB’s announcement to decarbonise its corporate bond holdings by ‘tilting’ its portfolio, which violates the principle of market neutrality; stresses the importance of the quality of the collateral;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 203 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Takes note of the ECB’s progress on the digital euro project and welcomes its dialogue with Parliament in this regard; reiterates that a digital euro must respect competition in the banking landscape, must not endanger the existence or use of cashinsists that the digital Euro must not replace cash as means of payment and must respect the privacy of citizens and businesses;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 210 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Reminds the ECB that Cash Payments are still a very important form of payments, and that it should not further reduce the amount of denominations in circulation;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 237 #

2023/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Invites the ECB to engage in a dialogue with national parliaments, while strictly respecting its political independence; believes that this would strengthen the legitimacy and policies of the ECB;
2023/10/06
Committee: ECON
Amendment 148 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 a (new)
(1a) Taking into account that more than 20 years after Thessaloniki summit, Western Balkan states are in different stages of accession process, upholding different dynamics in their efforts in fulfilling obligatory negotiating chapters.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 149 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 b (new)
(1b) Having regard to geostrategic importance of enlargement strategy towards Western Balkans for security, peace and stability of EU Member States in the light of dynamic changes in international environment, specifically with Russia's aggressive invasion on Ukraine.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 154 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) To reduce this disparity, the European Commission adopted a Communication on a Growth Plan for the Western Balkans based on four pillars: (a) increasing integration with the EU’s Single Market; (b) boosting regional economic integration, based on EU rules and standards, by fully implementing the existing Common Regional Market Action Plan; (c) deepening reforms aiming at accelerating growtheconomic development in the region, promoting inclusive and sustainable economic convergence and strengthening regional stability; and (d) establishing a new Financing Instrument: the Reform and Growth Facility for the Western Balkans.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 159 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) The implementation of that Growth Plan requires increased funding under a dedicated new Financing Instrument, the Reform and Growth Facility, to assist the region in implementing the growth- promoting reforms, forming a stable investment environment, regional integration and Common Regional Market.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 161 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4 a (new)
(4a) The support under the Facility should be made available under the precondition that Beneficiaries continues to respect parliamentary democracy, effective democratic mechanisms and institutions, including appropriate checks and balances, a multi-party parliamentary system, good governance at all levels, free and fair elections in line with EU's values, the rule of law including an independent judiciary and public prosecutor, continued advances in fighting corruption. Western Balkans should also continue to guarantee respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities, and work towards increased women's participation in decision-making.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 162 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4 b (new)
(4b) The general objectives of the Reform and Growth Facility should be inter alia to assist Beneficiaries fostering democratic social, economic, environmental and territorial cohesion and resilience, and a progressive integration into the Union and global economy and markets as well as an upward economic, social and environmental convergence towards Union standards. Such objectives should be pursued in a mutually reinforcing manner and with a regular monitoring of the evolving social and economic circumstances in Western Balkans. Beneficiaries should guarantee public access to the information on funding opportunities under this Facility, as well as free and fair competition during tendering process and grant allocation under the Facility.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 168 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) To achieve these goals, special emphasis with respect to investment areas should be placed on sectors that are likely to function as key multipliers for social and economic development: connectivity, including transport, energy, green and digital transitions, research and innovation, education and skills development.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 187 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) The support under the Facility should be provided to meet general and specific objectives, based on established criteria and with clear payment conditions. The general objectives of the Facility should be to accelerate regional economic integration, progressive integration with the Union single market, socio-economic convergence of Western Balkans economies and alignment with Union laws, rules, standards, policies and practices with a view to Union membership. The Facility should also help accelerate reforms related to fundamentals of the enlargement process, including rule of law, public procurement and State aid control, public finance management and, fight against corruption and organized crime. These objectives should be pursued in a mutually reinforcing manner.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 319 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point g
(g) boost innovationaccelerate research and innovation, boosting cooperation between academic institutions and industry, particularly for start-ups and SMEs and in support of the green and digital transitions;
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 325 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point h
(h) boost quality education, training, reskilling and upskilling, and employment policies to address the needs of youth and women in particular; strengthen the policies targeting NEETs;
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 347 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point j
(j) reinforce the effectiveness of public administration and support transparency, structural reforms and good governance at all levels, including in the areas of public financial management and public procurement and State aid control; support initiatives and bodies involved in supporting and enforcing international justice in the Western Balkans Beneficiaries; further promote the role of civil society and its involvement in governance at all levels of administration.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 391 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. The Beneficiary countries shall as precondition and on country by country basis be in full alignment with the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy decisions and declarations, including restrictive measures.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 395 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2
2. The Commission shall monitor the fulfilment of the preconditions set out in paragraph 1 before funds are released to Beneficiaries under the Facility and throughout the period of the support provided under the Facility taking duly into account the latest Enlargement Package. The Commission may adopt a decision concluding that some of these preconditions are not met, and in particular, withhold the release of funds referred to in Article 21, irrespective of the fulfilment of payment conditions referred to in Article 16(3). The Commission shall take into account the relevant recommendations of international bodies, such as the Council of Europe and its Venice Commission in this process. The Commission’s assessment shall be transmitted simultaneously to the European Parliament and the Council.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 419 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall conclude a Facility Agreement with each Beneficiary for the implementation of the Facility setting out the obligationspecific arrangements for the management, control, supervision, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and audit of funds aund payment conditions of the Beneficiaries for the disbursement of Facility fundinger the Facility, as well as to prevent, detect, investigate and correct irregularities, fraud, corruption and conflicts of interest. That framework agreement, including any related documentation, shall be transmitted to the European Parliament and the Council simultaneously and without delay and shall be made public.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 422 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. The establishment of monitoring committees inspired by the European Code of Conduct on Partnership following the best practices for the preparation of calls for proposals, progress reports, monitoring and evaluation of projects, measures and activities;
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 538 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Persons and entities implementing funds under the Facility, as well as persons knowledgeable about the implementation process, shall be able to report the cases of alleged corruption, fraud, irregularities and maladministration through a dedicated digital tool, with the relevant whistleblower protection provisions.
2024/02/16
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 81 #

2023/0200(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10 a (new)
(10a) The emphasis on loans, concerning the financial assistance to Ukraine, should not undermine the long term sustainability of Ukraine’s public debt. A reappraisal of the dynamics of the Ukrainian public debt and the need to reduce it as a percentage of Ukraine’s GDP should take place in 2026, ahead of the next Multiannual Financial Framework and the necessary financing arrangements.
2023/09/07
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 82 #

2023/0200(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10 b (new)
(10b) Given the importance of Ukraine for the future of the European Union, the European Parliament should open a Liaison Office in Kyiv so as to directly follow on the course of Russia’s war of aggression, the institutional evolution of Ukraine, the country’s financial and military needs and to inform MEPs and political groups as well as European public opinion on major developments and the ways that the European Union could respond.
2023/09/07
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 114 #

2023/0200(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24 a (new)
(24a) Given the importance of Ukraine for the future of the European Union, the European Parliament should open a Liaison Office in Kyiv to directly follow the course of Russia’s war of aggression, the institutional evolution of Ukraine, the country’s financial and military needs and to inform MEPs and political Groups as well as European public opinion on major developments and the ways that the European Union could respond.
2023/09/07
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 115 #

2023/0200(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24 b (new)
(24b) The emphasis on loans, as far as the financial assistance to Ukraine is concerned, should not undermine the long term sustainability of Ukraine’s public debt. A reappraisal of the dynamics of the Ukrainian public debt and the need to reduce it as a percentage of Ukraine’s GDP should take place in 2026, ahead of the next Multiannual Financial Framework and the necessary financing arrangements.
2023/09/07
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 166 #

2023/0200(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 42
(42) In line with the European Pillar of Social Rights, the Facility should support solidarity, integration, and social justice with the aim of creating and sustaining quality employment and sustainable growth, ensuring equality of, and access to, opportunities and social protection, protecting vulnerable groups, in particular, women and youth and improving living standards. The Facility should also contribute to fighting poverty and tackling unemployment and lead to quality job creation, the inclusion and integration of disadvantaged groups. The Facility should provide for investment opportunities in skills including through vocational education and training aiming to prepare the workforce to the digital and green transitions. It should also enable the strengthening of social dialogue, infrastructure and services.
2023/09/07
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 277 #

2023/0200(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) rebuild and modernise infrastructure damaged by the war, such as energy infrastructure, water systems, internal and cross-border transport networks including rail, roads and bridges and border crossing points, and foster modern, improved and resilient infrastructures; restore food production capacities; help address social challenges stemming from the war, including for specific groups such as young people, war veterans, Internally Displaced Persons, single parents, disabled people, minorities and other vulnerable persons; contribute to the demining effort;
2023/09/07
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 282 #

2023/0200(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) foster the transition to a sustainable and inclusive economy and a stable investment environment; support the integration of Ukraine into the Single Market; repair, rebuild and improve social infrastructure, such as housing, healthcare facilities, schools and higher education institutions, and research infrastructure;physical culture and sports facilities and research infrastructure; repair, restoration and improvement of sports and sports-rehabilitation infrastructure, youth infrastructure, strengthen economic and social development, with particular attention to women and youth, including through quality education, training, reskilling and upskilling, and employment policies, including for researchers; support culture and cultural heritage; strengthen strategic economic sectors and support investment and private sector development, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and innovation, as well as on agriculture and rural development, aquaculture and fisheries; restructure Ukraine’s financial markets, including banking sector and capital markets; increase domestic revenue mobilisation; strengthen Ukraine’s ability to trade;
2023/09/07
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 293 #

2023/0200(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) further strengthen the rule of law, democracy, the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including through promoting an independent judiciary, reinforced security, the fight against fraud, corruption, organised crime and money laundering, tax evasion and tax fraud; compliance with international law; strengthen freedom of media and academic freedom and an enabling environment for civil society; foster social dialogue; promotion of youth participation; promote non-discrimination and tolerance, to ensure and strengthen respect for the rights of persons belonging to minorities and the promotion of gender equality; reinforce the effectiveness of public administration and support transparency, structural reforms and good governance at all levels, including in the areas of public financial management and public procurement and State aid; support initiatives and bodies involved in supporting and enforcing international justice in Ukraine;
2023/09/07
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 469 #

2023/0200(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 27 – paragraph 2
2. The Commission shall be supported by an operational board in the implementation of the Ukraine Investment Framework. The Commission shall propose the rules of procedure for the operational board.; the European Parliament should have a role in approving the Board Members in exercising its scrutiny rights enshrined in the Treaties;
2023/09/07
Committee: AFETBUDG
Amendment 981 #

2023/0167(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 21
Directive (EU)2016/97
Article 29 b – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) to provide such advice on the basis of an assessment of an appropriate range of insurance-based investment products and, where applicable, underlying investment assets; deleted (This amendment applies throughout Article 29b) Or. en (Article 2 - paragraph 1 - point 19)
2023/11/09
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1001 #

2023/0167(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 21
Directive (EU) 2016/97
Article 29 b – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) to recommend, among the range of insurance-based investment products identified as suitable for the customer pursuant to Article 30(1), one or several insurance-based investment products and, where applicable, underlying investment assets, a product or products, without additional features that are not necessary to the achievement of the customer’s objectives and that give rise to extra costs;deleted (This amendment applies to the Article 29)
2023/11/09
Committee: ECON
Amendment 196 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) National medium-term fiscal- structural plans should bring together the fiscal, structural reforms and investment commitments of each Member State and these plans should be the cornerstone of the economic governance framework of the Union. Each Member State should present a medium-term plan that sets out its fiscal trajectory as well as priority public investment and reform commitments that together ensurshould contribute sustained and gradual debt reduction and sustainable and inclusive growth and resilience, avoiding a pro-cyclical fiscal policy, as well as broader reform and investment commitments, including in relation to the green and digital transitions, social and economic resilience and the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, including the related targets on employment, skills and poverty reduction by 2030. During the lifetime of the Recovery and Resilience Facility25 , commitments undertaken in the national Recovery and Resilience Plans should be duly taken into account. _________________ 25 Regulation (EU) 2021/241 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 February 2021 establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility (OJ L 57, 18.2.2021, p. 17).
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 251 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20
(20) The Commission’s assessment of the national medium-term fiscal-structural plans should examine in particular the plausibility of the macroeconomic and fiscal assumptions, to the extent that they depart from those underlying the technical trajectory. In particular, the debt projections at unchanged policy to be included in the plan should be consistent and comparable with the Commission projections.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 260 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) To ensure a more gradual debt reduction, the adjustment period can be extended by a maximum of 3 years if the Member State underpins its medium-term fiscal-structural plan with a set of verifiable and time-bound reforms and investment that, taken altogether: are growthresilience-enhancing, support fiscal sustainability, address the common priorities of the Union, address relevant country-specific recommendations addressed to the Member State under the European Semester, and address the country-specific investment priorities without leading to cuts in other nationally financed public investment over the adjustment period in order to ensure a macroeconomic impact of investments and avoid crowding out of other investment priorities.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 274 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) Independent fiscal institutions have proven their capacity to foster fiscal discipline and strengthen the credibility of Member States’ public finances. In order to enhance national ownership, the role of independent fiscal institutions, traditionally mandated to monitor compliance with the national framework, should be expanded to the economic governance framework of the Unionmaintained and adapted to the medium-term fiscal- structural plans.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 302 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
This Regulation sets out rules ensuring effective coordination of economic policies of the Member States, thereby supporting the achievement of the Union’s objectives for sustainable and inclusive growth and quality employment.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 348 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 6
(6) ‘annual progress report’ means the document of a Member State reporting on the implementation of the national medium-term fiscal-structural plan, including the net expenditure path, and of the reforms and investment commitments included in its national medium-term fiscal-structural plan;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 369 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
In order to ensure closer coordination of economic and employment policies and sustaineable upward convergence of the economic and social performance of the Member States in line with Union common priorities, the Council and the Commission shall conduct multilateral surveillance within the European Semester in accordance with the objectives and requirements set out in the TFEU. Multilateral surveillance shall rely on high quality and independent statistics, produced in accordance with the principles laid down in Regulation (EC) No 223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 388 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) the submission, assessment and endorsement of Member States’ medium- term fiscal-structural plans, where appropriate, as well as their monitoring via the annual progress reports;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 396 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point e a (new)
(e a) the formulation and the surveillance of the implementation recommendations on the common priorities listed in Article 12(1), point (ba), in particular past and current investments and each member states investment gaps associated to those priorities.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 427 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1
For each Member State having a public debt above the 60% of GDP reference value or a government deficit above the 3% of GDP reference value, the Commission shall put forward, in a report to the Economic and Financial Committee, a technical trajectory for net expenditure after the submission of a proposal by the Member State and the dialogue in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 7. The technical trajectory for net expenditure shall covering a minimum adjustment period of 4 years of the national medium-term fiscal- structural plan, and its possible extension by a maximum of 3 years pursuant to Article 13. The Commission shall make the report public.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 440 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the publicby the end of the adjustment period, at the latest, the 10-year debt tratio is put or remainjectory in the absence of further budgetary measures is on a plausibly downward path, or stays at prudent levels;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 449 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the government deficit is brought and maintained below the 3% of GDP reference value in the absence of further budgetary measures over the same 10- year period;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 459 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) the fiscal adjustment effort over the period of the national medium-term fiscal-structural plan is at least proportional to the total effort over the entire adjustment period;deleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 467 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) the public debt ratio at the end of the planning horizon is below the public debt ratio in the year before the start of the technical trajectory; andeleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 493 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) national net expenditure growth remains below medium-term output growth, on average, as a rule over the horizon of the plan.deleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 508 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 2
The technical trajectories shall be differentiated for each Member State. The criteria for setting the technical trajectories are set out in Annex I.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 515 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. By [1 March] of the year [xxxx] in which the Member States have to submit for the first time their medium-term fiscal- structural plans or, by [1 March] of the last year covered by the ongoing medium-term fiscal-structural plan or as appropriate, within 3 weeks from the request of the Member State to submit a new plan, the Commission shall publish:
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 518 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the underlying medium-term public debt pits macrojection framework and resultonomic forecast and assumptions;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 523 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) its macunderlying medium-term public debt projeconomic forecast and assumptiontion framework and results;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 540 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2
2. For Member States having a government deficit below the 3% of GDP reference value and public debt below the 60% of GDP reference value, the Commission shall provide technical information regarding the structural primary balance necessary to ensure that the headline deficit is maintained below the 3% of GDP reference value without any additional policy measures over a 10-year period after the end of the national medium-term fiscal-structural plan while taking into account the investment needs of those Member States to deliver on the common European priorities listed in Article 12, point (ba).
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 541 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 3
3. The Commission shall update the technical trajectories and the quantitative guidance at least once every 4 years in time for the submission of the next cycle of medium-term fiscal-structural plans.deleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 551 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – title
Assessment of plausibility and debt sustainability
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 585 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 – paragraph 1 a (new)
Each Member State shall submit to the Council and to the Commission a new national medium-term fiscal-structural plan before end-April of the last year covered by the ongoing medium-term fiscal-structural plan.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 624 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 2
2. Where the national-medium-term fiscal-structural plan includes a higher net expenditure trajectory than in the technical trajectory issued by the Commission pursuant to Article 5, the Member State shall provide in its plan sound and verifiable economic arguments explainingduly justify the difference.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 635 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) ensure the primary structural fiscal adjustment necessary to put or keep public debt on a plausibly downward path by the end of the adjustment period at the latest, or remain at prudent levels, and to bring and maintain the government deficit below the 3% of GDP reference value over the medium term;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 638 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 – point a a (new)
(a a) assess the national public and private investment gaps to achieve the common priorities of the Union listed in Article 12;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 652 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) explain how it will ensure the delivery of investment and reforms responding to the main challenges identified within the European Semester, in the country-specific recommendations, correct the identified macroeconomic imbalances under the Macroeconomic Imbalances Procedure if applicable, and address the common priorities of the Union referred to in Annex VI of this Regulation, including the European Green Deal, European Pillar of Social Rights and the Digital Decade while being consistent with the updated National Energy and Climate Plans and the National Digital Decade Roadmapthe national investment gap as identified in the national fiscal-structural plans;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 658 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(b a) explain the consistency of the plan with the common priorities of the Union, as follows: (a) The European Green Deal, including the objectives of the Regulation 2021/1119 (European Climate Law) and the National Energy and Climate Plans; (b) The European Pillar of Social Rights including the related targets on employment, skills and poverty reduction by 2030; (c) The Digital Decade Policy Programme 2030, and reflected at national level through the National Digital Decade Strategic Roadmaps; (d) A Strategic Compass for Security and Defence - For a European Union that protects its citizens, values and interests and contributes to international peace and security.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 665 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 – point b b (new)
(b b) quantify the current and planned expenditures, in particular for activities listed in Annex VI of Regulation (EU) 2021/241 for sectors listed in NACE Rev.2 (A*64 aggregation level) and explain their consistency with the reduction of the investment gap referred to in point (aa) within the timeframe of the plan;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 676 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 – point d a (new)
(d a) quantify the current and planned green transition expenditures, in particular for activities listed in Annex VI of Regulation (EU) 2021/241 for sectors listed in NACE Rev.2 (A*64 aggregation level).
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 681 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1 – point d b (new)
(d b) list the significant investments that support or carry out economic activities that do significant harm to any environmental objective within the meaning of the ‘Do no significant harm’ referred to in Article 17 of Regulation (EU) 2020/852;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 697 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
The set of reform and investment commitments underpinning an extension of the adjustment period, shall be commensurate with the degree of public debt challengesnational investment gap as identified in the national fiscal- structural plans referred to in Article 12, point (aa), and challenges to medium- term growth in the Member State concerned.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 703 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – introductory part
The set of reforms and investment commitments shall fulfil, taken altogether, several of the following criteria:
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 709 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point i
(i) be growth and resilience enhancing;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 723 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point iii
(iii) address the common priorities of the Union referred to in Annex VIrticle 12, point (ba);
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 733 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point v
(v) ensure that the overall level of nationally financed public investment over the lifetime of the national medium- term fiscal-structural plan is higher than the medium-term level before the period of that plan.deleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 746 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 3
3. Each of the reform and investment commitments underpinning an extension of the adjustment period shall be sufficiently detailed, front-loadedistributed proportionally throughout the period covered by the plan and at the latest by the end of the adjustment period, time-bound and verifiable.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 753 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 13 – paragraph 4
4. During the lifetime of the Recovery and Resilience Facility, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/241, commitments included in the approved Recovery and Resilience Plan of the Member State concerned canshall be taken into account for an extension of the adjustment period.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 771 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 1
1. A Member State may request to submit a revised national medium-term fiscal-structural plan to the Commission before the end of its adjustment periodlast year covered by the ongoing medium-term fiscal-structural plan if there are objective circumstances preventing the implementation of the originalngoing national medium-term fiscal- structural plan or if the submission of a new national medium-term fiscal-structural plan is requested by a new government.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 784 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3
3. Taking into account the past adjustment of the Member State concerned or the lack thereof, the new technical trajectory shall not allow backloading of the fiscal adjustment effort and shall not lead to a lower fiscal adjustment efforthe new technical trajectory shall as a rule uphold the ambition of the previous fiscal path.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 791 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 5
5. The Commission shall in particular assess, if applicable, whether any extension of the adjustment period is to continue to apply under the revised national medium- term fiscal- structural plan, taking into account the implementation of thea revised set of reform and investment commitments underpinning the extension under the original plan and the changes in terms of public debt challenges under the revised national medium-term fiscal- structural plan.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 825 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) whether the fiscal adjustment effort over the period of the national medium-term fiscal-structural plan is at least proportional to the total effort over the entire adjustment period;deleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 834 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2 – point e
(e) whether for the years that the Member State concerned is expected to have a deficit above the 3% of GDP reference value, and the excess is not close and temporary, the fiscal adjustment is consistent with the benchmark referred to under Article 3 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1467/97 on speeding up and clarifying the implementation of the excessive deficit procedure as amended by Regulation [X]; andeleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 842 #

2023/0138(COD)

(f) whether the public debt ratio at the end of the planning horizon is below the public debt ratio in the year before the start of the technical trajectory.deleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 862 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2 – point f a (new)
(f a) whether the other reform and investment commitments contained in the plan comply with the requirements of Article 12, point (b).
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 872 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 3 – point b
(b) whether the other reform and investment commitments contained in the plan comply with the requirements of Article 12, letter b.deleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 904 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the Council considers that the revised national medium-term fiscal- structural plan does not comply with the requirements set out in Article 15(2) and (3), point (a)2;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 908 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 18 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) the Member State fails to submit a new national medium-term fiscal-structural plan at the end of the periodlast year covered by the previous national medium-term fiscal- structural plan.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 912 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 1
Where a Member State has been granted an extension of its adjustment period but fails to satisfactorily comply with its set of reform and investment commitments underpinning the extension referred to in Article 13(1), the Council may on a recommendation from the Commission, recommend that the Member State concerned submits an amended national medium-term fiscal-structural plan with a revised net expenditure path withof a shorter adjustment period.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 920 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 1
1. Each Member State shall submit to the Commission an annual progress report on the implementation of its national medium-term fiscal-structural plan, by 15 April each year at the latesteach year in April, preferably by mid-April and not later than 30th of April.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 924 #

2023/0138(COD)

2. The annual progress report referred to in paragraph 1 shall contain in particular information about the progress in the implementation of the net expenditure path, the implementation of broader reform and investment commitments in the context of the European Semester contextand the common priorities of the Union referred to in Article 12 (ba) and, if applicable, in the implementation of the set of reform and investment commitments underpinning an extension of the adjustment period and the progress in reducing the investment gaps referred to in Article 12(aa).
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 932 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 21 – paragraph 1
The Commission shall monitor the implementation of the national medium- term fiscal-structural plan, and in particular,including the net expenditure path and the reform and investment commitments.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 948 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 22 – paragraph 1
Each national independent fiscal institution referred to in Article 8 of Council Directive […]32 [on the national budgetary frameworks] shall provide an assessment of compliance of the budgetary outturns dobserved net expenditure patah reported in the progress report referred to in Article 20 with the net expenditure path planned in the ongoing national medium-term fiscal-structural plan . Where applicable, each national independent fiscal institution shall also analyse the factors underlying a deviation from the net expenditure path. Each national independent fiscal institution shall provide, or endorse, estimations of national public and private investment gaps to achieve the priorities of the Union listed in Article 12, point (ba) _________________ 32 Council Directive […] of […] [amending Council Directive 2011/85/EU on requirements for budgetary frameworks of the Member States] (OJ …., …, p,…)
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 967 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 23 – paragraph 1
1. In the event of a significant risk of deviation from the net expenditure path or a risk that the government deficit may exceed the 3% of GDP reference value, the Commission may address a warning to the Member State concerned in accordance with Article 121(4) TFEU.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 971 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 23 – paragraph 2
2. On the basis of a Commission recommendation, the Council shall, within one month of the Commission warning referred to in paragraph 1, adopt a recommendation to the Member State concerned for the necessary policy measures, in accordance with Article 121(4) TFEU.deleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 984 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 24 – paragraph 2
As long as the severe economic downturn in the euro area or the Union as a whole persists, the Commission shall continue to monitor debt sustainability, compatibility of policies and investments with the common objectives listed in Article 12, in particular the transition to climate neutrality by 2050 and ensure policy coordination and a consistent policy mix that takes into account the euro area and the Union dimension.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 998 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 25 – paragraph 1
On a recommendation from the Commission, the Council may adopt a recommendation allowing a Member State to deviate from its net expenditure path where exceptional circumstances outside the control of the Member State lead to a majorsignificant impact on the public finances of the Member State concerned, provided it continuously supports European common objectives listed in Article 12 and in particular a transition to climate neutrality by 2050 and does not endanger fiscal sustainability in the medium term. The Council shall specify a time-limit for such a deviation.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1013 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 26 – paragraph 1
The European Parliament shall be duly involved in the European Semester in order to increase the transparency and ownership of, and the accountability for the decisions taken, in particular by means of an economic dialogue as well as for setting macroeconomic and social policy priorities . The Economic and Financial Committee, the Economic Policy Committee, the Employment Committee and the Social Protection Committee shall be consulted within the framework of the European Semester where appropriate. Relevant stakeholders, in particular the social partners, shall be involved within the framework of the European Semester, on the main policy issues where appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of the TFEU and national legal and political arrangements.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1030 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 30 – paragraph 1
1. Where a Member State fails to implement the reform and investment commitments included in its national medium-term fiscal-structural plan to address the country-specific recommendations that are relevant for the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure established by Regulation (EU) No 1176/2011, and wheren this leads the Commission to considers that the Member State concerned is affected by excessive imbalances in accordance with Article 7(1) of that Regulation, the procedure laid down in Article 7(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1176/2011 shall apply.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1042 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 32 – paragraph 1
The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 33 to amend Annexes II to VII to adapt them to take due account of further developments or needs regarding the information in the national medium-term fiscal-structural plan (Annex II) or in the annual progress reports (Annex III), regarding the functioning of the control account (Annex IV), regarding the methodology for the assessment of plausibility (Annex V), regarding the common priorities of the Union (Annex VI) or regarding the assessment framework (Annex VII).
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1063 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 36 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) the effectiveness of this Regulation, particularly whether the provisions governing decision-making have proved sufficiently efficient in ensuring a downward path for public debt ratios or maintaining them at to promote debt sustainability and sustainable and inclusive growth in the Member States and prudevent levels in accordance with the relevant Council recommendationthe occurrence of excessive government deficits;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1067 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 36 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) the progress in ensuring closer coordination of economic policies and sustaineable upward convergence of economic and social performances of the Member States.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1075 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I
Criteria for setting the technical trajectory for Member States having a public debt above 60% of GDP reference value or government deficit above 3% of GDP reference value For Member States having public debt above the 60% of GDP reference value or government deficit above the 3% of GDP reference value, the technical trajectory shall ensure that: (a) by the end of the adjustment period, at the latest, the 10-year debt trajectory in the absence of further budgetary measures is on a plausibly downward path or stays at prudent levels; (b) the government deficit is brought and maintained below the 3% of GDP reference value in the absence of further budgetary measures over the same 10- year period; (c) for the years that the Member State concerned is expected to have a deficit above the 3% of GDP reference value, and the excess is not close and temporary, the technical trajectory is also consistent with the benchmark referred to under Article 3 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1467/97 on speeding up and clarifying the implementation of the excessive deficit procedure as amended by Regulation [X]; (d) the adjustment effort is not postponed towards the final years of the adjustment period, that is to say the fiscal adjustment effort over the period of the national medium-term fiscal-structural plan is at least proportional to the total effort over the entire adjustment period; (e) the public debt ratio at the end of the planning horizon is below the public debt ratio in the year before the start of the technical trajectory; and (f) national net expenditure growth remains below medium-term output growth, on average, as a rule over the horizon of the plan.deleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1112 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point f
(f) In case the Member State makes use of assumptions referred to under point (e) that differ from the Commission’s assumptions over the adjustment period of the national medium-term fiscal-structural plan and the subsequent10-year period in the absence of further budgetary measures, due explanations and justifications based on sound economic arguments of these differences.ly justified
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1117 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point h
(h) If applicable, the duly substantiated reasons (with relevant sound and verifiable economic arguments) for deviating from the technical trajectory put forward by the Commission.
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1121 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point j
(j) Total public investment expenditure, as well as rReforms and public investment expenditure addressing the common priorities of the Union referred to in Annex VI.rticle 12 (ba)
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1125 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point l
(l) A quantification, as much as possible, of the expected impacts of reforms and investment referred to under point (k) on fiscal sustainability, growth and employment, where applicable in line with commonly agreed methodologies.sustainable and inclusive growth, competitiveness and quality employment as well as upward social convergence;
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 1132 #

2023/0138(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – paragraph 1 – point o
(o) The planned overall level of nationally financed public investment covering the period of the national medium-term fiscal-structural plan.deleted
2023/10/26
Committee: ECON
Amendment 36 #

2023/0137(CNS)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) When assessing the existence of an excessive deficit in accordance with Article 126(3) TFEU, the Commission should take into account, as a key relevant factor, the degree of debt challenge in the Member State concerned. A substantial public debt challenge established according to the most recent Debt Sustainability Monitor should be considered a key factor leading to the opening of an EDP as a rule. Since, in accordance with Article 126(3) TFEU, the Commission is to take into account all other relevant factors, in so far as they significantly affect the assessment of compliance with the deficit and debt criteria by the Member State concerned, that should include in particular the developments in the medium-term economic position and the developments in the medium-term budgetary position, and the implementation of structural reforms and investment. In order to increase national ownership, the independent fiscal institutions referred to in Article 8 of Council Directive [on the national budgetary frameworks]24 , should provide an opinion on the relevant factors. __________________ 24 Council Directive […] of […] [amending Council Directive 2011/85/EU on requirements for budgetary frameworks of the Member States] (OJ L …, …, p….).deleted
2023/10/25
Committee: ECON
Amendment 42 #

2023/0137(CNS)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) To keep track of actual and planned annual deviations from the net expenditure path as set out in Annex IV to Regulation (EU) [on the preventive arm], the Commission should set up a control account for each Member State summing those deviations over time. The information in the control account should be the basis of enforcement actions, in particular of a report pursuant to Article 126(3) TFEU following a deviation from the net expenditure path. At the same time, the degree of ambition of the net expenditure path in the national medium- term fiscal-structural plan referred to in Regulation (EU) [on the preventive arm] should be considered when deciding on the opening of a debt-based EDP. In particular, if the Member State’s net expenditure path set by the Council is more ambitious than the medium-term technical trajectory put forward by the Commission in accordance with Regulation (EU) [on the preventive arm] and the deviation from the path is not significant when measured against this trajectory, the opening of an excessive deficit procedure should be avoided.
2023/10/25
Committee: ECON
Amendment 46 #

2023/0137(CNS)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) The corrective net expenditure path under the EDP should bring or keep the general government deficit durably below the reference value of 3 % of GDP referred to in Article 126(2) TFEU and Protocol No 12 by the deadline established by the Council. The corrective net expenditure path under the EDP should also ensure sufficient progress during the period covered by the recommendation regarding putting the projected debt ratio on a plausibly downward path or remaining at a prudent level. When setting the corrective net expenditure path under the EDP, the Council should also ensure that there is no back-loading of the required primary structural fiscal adjustment effort. The corrective net expenditure path under the EDP would in principle be the one originally set by the Council, while taking into account the need to correct the deviation from that path. In case the original path is no longer feasible, due to objective circumstances, the Council should be able to set a different path under the EDP.
2023/10/25
Committee: ECON
Amendment 53 #

2023/0137(CNS)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) Independent fiscal institutions have proven their capacity to foster fiscal discipline and strengthen the credibility of Member States’ public finances. In order to enhance national ownership, the role of independent fiscal institutions, traditionally mandated to monitor compliance with the national framework, should be expandadapted to the economic governance framework of the Union.
2023/10/25
Committee: ECON
Amendment 102 #

2023/0137(CNS)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EC) No 1467/97
Article 2 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
The Commission, when preparing a report under Article 126(3) TFEU, shall take into account as a key relevant factor the degree of debt challenges in the Member State concerned. In particular, where the Member State faces substantial public debt challenges according to the most recent Debt Sustainability Monitor, it shall be considered a key factor leading to the opening of an excessive deficit procedure as a rule.deleted
2023/10/25
Committee: ECON
Amendment 146 #

2023/0137(CNS)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EC) 1467/97
Article 2 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 3 – point d a (new)
(da) the investments made in defence to ensure open strategic autonomy and in the green transition to achieve the climate goals;
2023/10/25
Committee: ECON
Amendment 191 #

2023/0137(CNS)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation 1467/97
Article 3 – paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1
The Council recommendation made in accordance with Article 126(7) TFEU shall establish a maximum deadline of six months for effective action to be taken by the Member State concerned. When warranted by the seriousness of the situation, the deadline for effective action may be three months. The Council recommendation shall also establish a deadline for the correction of the excessive deficit. In its recommendation, the Council shall also request that the Member State implements a corrective net expenditure path, which ensures that the general government deficit remains or is brought and maintained below the reference value within the deadline set in the recommendation. For the years when the general government deficit is expected to exceed the reference value, the corrective net expenditure path shall be consistent with a minimum annual primary structural fiscal adjustment of at least 0,5% of GDP as a benchmark.
2023/10/25
Committee: ECON
Amendment 195 #

2023/0137(CNS)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation 1467/97
Article 3 – paragraph 4– subparagraph 2
The corrective net expenditure path shall also put the debt ratio on a plausibly downward path or keep it at a prudent level having regard to the criteria established in Annex Irticle 6 of Regulation (EU) [on the preventive arm]. The corrective net expenditure path shall ensure that the average annual fiscal adjustment effort in the first three years is at least as high as the average annual fiscal effort of the total adjustment period.
2023/10/25
Committee: ECON
Amendment 222 #

2023/0137(CNS)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point a
Any Council decision to give notice to the participating Member State concerned to take measures for the deficit reduction in accordance with Article 126(9) TFEU shall be taken within two months of the Council decision under Article 126(8) TFEU establishing that no effective action has been taken. In the notice, the Council shall request that the Member State implements a corrective net expenditure path which ensures that the general government deficit remains or is brought and maintained below the reference value within the deadline set in the notice. For the years where the general government deficit is expected to exceed the reference value, the corrective net expenditure path shall be consistent with a minimum annual primary structural fiscal adjustment of at least 0,5% of GDP as a benchmark.
2023/10/25
Committee: ECON
Amendment 223 #

2023/0137(CNS)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point a
Regulation 1467/97
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
The corrective net expenditure path shall also put the debt ratio on a plausibly downward path or keep it at a prudent level having regard to the criteria established in Annex Irticle 6 of Regulation (EU) [on the preventive arm]. The corrective net expenditure path shall ensure that the average annual fiscal adjustment effort in the first three years is at least as high as the average annual fiscal effort of the total adjustment period. The Council shall also indicate measures conducive to the achievement of the corrective net expenditure path.;
2023/10/25
Committee: ECON
Amendment 3 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 3 a (new)
– having regard to the Negotiating Framework for Turkey of 3 October 2005 and the fact that, as with all accession countries, Türkiye’ s eventual accession to the EU depends on full compliance with the Copenhagen criteria, and to the need to normalise its relations with all EU Member States, including the Republic of Cyprus,
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 32 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 11 a (new)
– having regard to the UNESCO statement of 10 July 2020 on Hagia Sophia, Istanbul,
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 57 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas Türkiye remains a candidate for EU accession, a NATO ally and a key trade and economic partner, as well as a key partner on migration; partner in security and counter- terrorism, trade and economic relations, and migration; whereas Türkiye is the EU’s sixth largest trade partner while the EU is Türkiye’s largest trade partner; whereas trade between Türkiye and Russia nearly doubled since the imposition of European sanctions against Russia; whereas Türkiye is a key member in NATO and has an instrumental geopolitical role to play in the region, in particular regarding the Russian War in Ukraine; whereas CSFP alignment has deteriorated from 14% to 7%, as Türkiye continues to cultivate ties to Russia instead of seeking alignment with the EU´s position;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 62 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas Türkiye remains a major neighbour of the EU, a candidate for EU accession, a NATO ally and a key trade and economic partner, as well as a key partner on migration;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 67 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas Türkiye has been gradually moving further away from the EU’s values and normative framework, as exemplified by an increasing number of laws and measures curtailing fundamental freedoms and human rights; whereas EU accession negotiations have effectively been at a standstill since 2018, due to the deterioration of rule of law and democracy in Türkiye;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 70 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas Türkiye has been gradually moving further away from the EU’s values and normative framework, as exemplified by a number of measures curtailing fundamental freedoms and human rights, in addition to continuously occupying part of the territory of an EU Member State for forty-nine years now;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 73 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas Türkiye has been gradually moving further away from the EU’s values and normative framework, as exemplified by a number of measures curtailing fundamental freedoms and human rights and by distancing itself from the EU foreign and security policy;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 75 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas the Turkish Government seeks to influence members of the Turkish diaspora in the EU, such as through the Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB) and the Turkish- Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB), to interfere with democratic processes in some Member States; whereas the Turkish Authorities actively called the Turkish diaspora to support “political parties that were not enemy of Turkey”;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 85 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas the Russian war of aggression continues to cause unprecedented geopolitical shifts in Europe; whereas Türkiye’s key location allows it to play an instrumental, strategicmportant role in the events;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 93 #

2022/2205(INI)

F. whereas the Turkish Government has repeis deliberatedly employed political delaying tactics and a transactional approach with regard to Sweden’s application for NATO membershipputting pressure on Sweden and delaying its accession to NATO membership at a moment of historical Russian aggressiveness;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 104 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G a (new)
Ga. whereas Türkiye is a member of the Council of Europe and is therefore bound by the judgements of the ECtHR;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 110 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Takes note of the results of the recent presidential and parliamentary elections in Türkiye and considers them a sign foreboding political continuity in the country; acknowledges the peaceful manner in which the Turkish people conducted this process and applaudnotes that the elections were largely peaceful, despite isolated instances of violence, primarily against opposition supporters and welcomes the high turnout; regrets, however, that, as reflected by the OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission, the elections did not takbiased media coverage and the placek onf a level playing field and were impactgave an unjustified, among other things, by essential freedoms being heavily hindered by the current legal framework and practicedvantage to the incumbent; regrets that harsher rhetoric, inflammatory and discriminatory language, including against minorities, and by the unjustified advantage enjoyed by the ruling partiecontinued intimidation and harassment of supporters of some opposition parties undermined the process;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 113 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Reiterates its profound sadness about the deadly, devastating earthquakes that shook south-eastern Türkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023 and its heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families; welcomes the international relief and recovery effort, including particular by the EU and its Member States, which has demonstrated strong European solidarity with the Turkish people; believes that the EU should continue to support the people of Türkiye for its humanitarian needs and reconstruction efforts; underlines that European solidarity could lead to a tangible improvement in relations between the EU and Türkiye;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 116 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Reiterates its profound sadness about the deadly, devastating earthquakes that shook south-eastern Türkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023 and its heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families; welcomes the international relief and recovery effort, the organization of the International Donor's conference for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria in Brussels and the pledge of 6 billion euros of humanitarian aid for recovery and reconstruction in Turkey, including by the EU and its Member States;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 127 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Is of the opinion that the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine continues to impact EU-Türkiye relations in ways that are yet to unfoldas Türkiye attempts to uphold ties to both the West and Russia simultaneously; regrets and is deeply concerned that Türkiye’s alignment with the EU CFSP decreased from 14% to 7% in the context of the Russian War in Ukraine; therefore, calls on Türkiye to make significant steps on alignment to the EU’s CSFP as soon as possible, including on sanctions and the anti-circumvention of sanctions, as Türkiye has an instrumental key role to play in further isolating Russia and strategically weakening its war efforts; reiterates its appreciation for Türkiye’s role as an early mediator between Ukraine and Russia and the key part played by Türkiye in brokering and keeping alive the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which has been crucial in helping to counter a severe global hunger crisis;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 130 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. IDeplores Turkey’s weak level of alignment on the EU foreign and security policy; is of the opinion that the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine continues to impact EU-Türkiye relations in ways that are yet to unfold; reiterates its appreciation for Türkiye’s role as an early mediator between Ukraine and Russia andwelcomes Türkiye’s aim to facilitate talks between Ukraine and Russia and reiterates its appreciation for the key part played by Türkiye together with the UN in brokering and keeping alive the Black Sea Grain Initiative, which has been crucial in helping to counter a severe global hunger crisis;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 138 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. AcknowledgeNotes that the trade between Türkiye and Russia nearly doubled since the start of the War in Ukraine, and that there is an elevated risk that sanctioned goods and technologies, such as semiconductors, could pass through Turkish territory; Acknowledges Türkiye´s decision to halt the transit of sanctioned goods as well as the partial measures taken in recent months by the Turkish authorities to prevent the re- exportation to Russia of goods covered by EU sanctions, but urges them to go further in order to ensure that Türkiye stops being a hub for entities and individuals that wish to circumvent such sanctions; ; however, urges Türkiye to fully ensure that circumvention of sanctions shall never take place on its territory, and that it shall take all necessary steps to stop circumvention, including by punishing entities and individuals; in this regard, calls on the Commission to investigate the increase in trade between Russia and Türkiye and assess the relevant trade flows that could point towards circumvention of sanctions; is concerned about the presence of an increasing number of Russian citizens in Turkey, such as oligarchs, that take up residency in Türkiye, acquire citizenship, and invest their capital in real estate, and calls on Türkiye to avoid becoming a safe haven for Russian oligarchs;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 144 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Acknowledges the partial measures taken in recent months by the Turkish authorities to prevent the re-exportation to Russia of goods covered by EU sanctions, but urges them to go further in orderdeplores that Turkey refrained from aligning with EU sanctions against Russia, which is undermining the work of the REPO Task Force fighting against the circumvention of sanctions; urges the Turkish authorities to take measures to ensure that Türkiye stops being a hub for entities and individuals that wish to circumvent such sanctions;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 145 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Acknowledges the partial measures taken in recent months by the Turkish authorities to prevent the re-exportation to Russia of goods covered by EU sanctions, but urges them to go further in order to ensure that Türkiyeby implementing regulatory and legislative changes in order to legally entrench Türkiye’s commitment to stops being a hub for entities and individuals that wish to circumvent such sanctions;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 154 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Deplores, against the backdropStrongly deplores, in the context of the war, the delaying of the ratification of Sweden’s NATO accession, following the previous delay of Finland’s NATO accession, which has only playsed into Russia’s hands; invites the Turkish authorities to deliver on their promise of a more constructive partnership in NATO and to ratify Sweden’s NATO membership in the Grand National Assembly as early as possiblcalls on Türkiye, following the ratification of Finland’s NATO membership in March, to also ratify Sweden’s NATO membership without any further delay, as now is the time to show unity and strength within NATO and further isolate Russia; calls on the Turkish government to overcome any tensions with NATO allies by halting actions that go against the collective interests of the alliance, such as its destabilising involvement in various conflicts in the region; calls on the EEAS to intensify transatlantic dialogue and cooperation with the Biden administration as regards the relations with Türkiye;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 164 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Is concerned about foreign interference by the Turkish state in EU Member States which is directed towards European citizens of Turkish origins, such as in the Netherlands, where 40% of the Dutch-Turkish citizens have expressed the need to receive more protection against this foreign interference; calls on the Commission to implement the recommendations of the ING2 Committee in the Defence of Democracy Package to counter foreign interference by foreign authorities; calls on the EEAS StratCom divisions to document suspicions of Turkish disinformation directed at the EU and to report its findings to the European Parliament;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 165 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Takes note with deep concern of reports about Turkey’s violation of the UN arms embargo in Libya; deplores the persistent absence of efficient cooperation between NATO Operation Sea Guardian and EU Operation IRINI, due to Turkey’s opposition to this cooperation, which is detrimental to the implementation of the UN arms embargo;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 167 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Regrets that the unresolved conflict in Cyprus continues to be a major obstacle to EU-Türkiye relations and reaffirms that the only viable solution is a settlement on the basis of a bi-communal and bi-zonal federation;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 168 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Condemns the air strikes and repeated attacks against the autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq, which disregard Iraq's sovereignty;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 169 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5c. Commends Türkiye’s efforts to continue hosting the largest refugee population in the world of almost 4 million people; welcomes, in this regard, the continued provision of EU funding for refugees and host communities in Türkiye and expresses its strong commitment to sustain this in the future; recognizes the migratory pressure Türkiye is facing, but firmly objects to any instrumentalisation of migrants by the Turkish government;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 170 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5c. Condemns the air strikes and the recent retaliatory strikes in Northern Syria; recalls that these actions put the gains of the Global Coalition against Daesh made in the fight against the Islamic State in jeopardy; reiterates that ground incursion into Syria would have grave implications for international security;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 191 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Is dismayed byDeeply regrets the fact that, far from the negative trend stopping or being reversed, the democratic backsliding in Türkiye has continued in the last year, with new legal reforms and a relentless crackdown on any critical voice, particularly ahead of and during the recent elections; affirms with regret that Türkiye has now become a global showcase for all kinds of authoritarian practices; is deeply concerned that members of the opposition have come under increasing pressure, in certain cases leading to imprisonment; condemns the high number of imprisoned journalists and media employees; deplores the increasing online restrictions and censorship imposed by the Disinformation Law;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 194 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Is dismayed by the fact that, far from the negative trend stopping or being reversed, the democratic backsliding in Türkiye has continued in the last year, with new legal reforms and a relentless crackdown on any critical voice, particularly ahead ofespecially the pro-Kurdish democratic opposition, intensified before and during the recent elections; affirms with regret that Türkiye has now become a global showcase for all kinds of authoritarian practices;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 199 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Condemns the continued prosecution, censorship and harassment of journalists and independent media in Türkiye; is concerned as well by the targeting of journalists and political opponents originating from Türkiye in the European Union;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 200 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Is worried by the increasing number of fake news in the Turkish social media environment; is also worried by the spread of state propaganda, in particular from the state-run news agency Anadolu;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 203 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Remains deeply concerned about the lack of independence of the judiciary, the continued breach of the obligation to abide by the landmark rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, the serious restrictions on fundamental freedoms – particularly freedom of expression and of association – and the constant attacks on the fundamental rights of members of the opposition, lawyers, journalists, academics and civil society activists and in particular human rights defenders in Türkiye; is particularly worried by the continued crackdown on Kurdish politicians, journalists, lawyers and artists; expresses concern about as well as the deterioration of the rights of women and the constant targeting and harassment of LGBTI+ people, both of whom could see their rights further curtailed by the possible amendments to Türkiye’s constitution; is in particular worried about the issue of domestic violence against women and so- called “honour killings”, in the context of Türkiye’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention, as well as the increased targeted attacks or hate speech including by high-ranking officials and politicians towards LGBTI+ people; expresses the expectation that civil society activists, in particular human rights defenders, will have the possibility to carry out their work freely, as this could strengthen the Turkish democracy; is deeply committed to provide support to Turkish citizens and civil society organisations that promote European norms and values;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 226 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Concludes that the Turkish Government has no interest in closing the persistent and growing gap between Türkiye and the EU on values and standards, as it has shown, for the past few years, a clear lack of political will to carry out the necessary reforms to address, in particular, the serious concerns about regarding the rule of law and fundamental rights that continue to negatively affect the country’s EU accession process; furthermore, concludes that the Turkish government has not shown any interest to respect and uphold the Copenhagen criteria and to align itself with EU policies and objectives; underlines, in this regard, that accession negotiations cannot be resumed;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 229 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Concludes that the Turkish Ggovernment has no interest in closing the persistent and growing gap between Türkiye and the EU on values and standards, as it has shown, for the past few years, a clear lack of political will to carry out the necessary reforms to address, in particular, the serious concerns about the rule of law and fundamental rights that continue to negatively affect the country’s EU accession processt reversed the negative trend in relation to reforms that concerns on the deterioration of democracy, the rule of law, fundamental rights and the independence of the judiciary; is concerned that Türkiye’s foreign policy continued to be at odds with the EU priorities under the CFSP; reiterates its position of 18 May 2022 in which it states that it cannot envisage any resumption of the accession negotiations with Türkiye;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 233 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Expresses deep concerns about the continued proper funcdeteriorationing of Türkiye’s market economy, particularly with regard to the conduct of monetary and fiscal policies, and the institutional and regulatory environment; is concerned about the direct interference by the Turkish president in monetary policy; is of the opinion that Türkiye will need to implement reforms that will address the vulnerabilities of its economy and currency, such as the unprecedented high level of inflation;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 238 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Calls on Türkiye to ensure the full and non-discriminatory implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement of 2016 and the EU - Türkiye Readmission Agreement vis-à-vis all Member States, including the Republic of Cyprus; firmly objects to any instrumentalisation of migrants by the Turkish Government; Regrets, that as a result of it, a continuing high increase in asylum applications has been registered in Cyprus over the past years and recalls Türkiye’s obligation to take all the necessary measures to halt the existing illegal migration routes and prevent the creation of new sea or land routes for illegal migration from Türkiye to the EU; notes that pending the full and effective implementation of the EU-Turkey Readmission Agreement, existing bilateral readmission agreements and provisions in similar agreements and arrangements with EU Member States, should be adequately implemented; underlines that cooperation in the area of justice and home affairs with all EU Member States remains essential;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 254 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Encourages once again Türkiye to recognise the Armenian Genocide, thus paving the way for a genuine reconciliation between the Turkish and Armenian people; calls on Turkey, in this regard, to refrain from any anti- Armenian propaganda and hate speech, to fully respect its obligations to protect Armenian and other cultural heritage and to exercise its influence on Azerbaïdjan in order to encourage a peaceful settlement between Erevan and Baku;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 259 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 b (new)
12b. Remains deeply concerned that the landmark agreement reached on March 2016 between the European Union and Türkiye on migration policy is not applied towards all member states;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 263 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Welcomes the overall de-escalation of tensions observed in the eastern Mediterranean in recent times, particularly in the wake of the February earthquakes, and expresses its hope that a possible new era in Türkiye’s foreign policy might yield positive results in the bilateral relations between Türkiye and all EU Member States; reiterates its long-standing support for a solution to the Cyprus problem on the basis of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation and reaffirms its positions on the matter expressed in its resolution of 7 June 2022; mains fully aware that any positive dynamics can be easily reversed at any moment due to Turkey’s continuing destabilised actions in the region over the past years and while the underlying issues remain unresolved; calls on Turkey to respect the sovereignty of all EU Member States, over their territorial sea and airspace as well as their sovereign rights, including inter alia the right to explore and exploit natural resources, in accordance with EU and international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which is part of the EU acquis; expresses its full solidarity with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus; continues to call Turkey to show genuine collective engagement to the settlement of the delimitation of exclusive economic zones (EEZs) and the continental shelf in both the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean, in good faith and in line with international law and the principle of good neighbourly relations, and to refrain from any unilateral illegal actions or threats; condemns, in this regard, the harassment by Turkish warships of research vessels performing surveys within the EEZ delimitated by the Republic of Cyprus; reaffirms the right of the Republic of Cyprus to enter into bilateral agreements on its EEZ and to explore and exploit its natural resources in full compliance with international law; supports the invitation extended to Turkey by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to negotiate in good faith and in line with international law the maritime delimitation between their respective coast lines, or to have recourse to the International Court of Justice, and calls on Turkey to accept Cyprus’s invitation; reiterates the EU’s readiness to use all instruments and options at its disposal, including those under Article 29 TEU and Article 215 TFEU, in order to defend its interests and those of its Member States, as well as to uphold regional stability;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 272 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Welcomes the overall de-escalation of tensions observed in the eastern Mediterranean in recent times, particularly in the wake of the February earthquakes,; expresses solidarity with EU member states which have suffered from these tensions and expresses its hope that a possible new era in Türkiye’s foreign policy might yield positive results in the bilateral relations between Türkiye and all EU Member States; reiterates its long- standing support for a solution to the Cyprus problem on the basis of a bi- communal, bi-zonal federation and reaffirms its positions on the matter expressed in its resolution of 7 June 2022;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 285 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Regrets the fact that the Cyprus problem remains unresolved and reiterates its call on Türkiye, to commit and contribute to a comprehensive settlement in line with United Nations Security Council relevant resolutions; reiterates its support for a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement of the Cyprus problem, including of its external aspects, within the UN framework and in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions, international law and in line with the EU acquis and the principles on which the Union is founded; deeply regrets that Türkiye has abandoned the agreed UN framework; condemns in this regard statements by Turkish President and by the leader imposed by Turkey upon the Turkish Cypriots, calling for a two-state solution in Cyprus; calls on Türkiye to abandon this unacceptable proposal for a two-state solution; strongly condemns any action to facilitate or assist in any way the international recognition of the secessionist illegal entity in the occupied areas of Cyprus and stresses that such actions severely damage efforts to create an environment conducive to resuming settlement talks under the auspices of the United Nations; Welcomes and supports the proposals of the President of the Republic of Cyprus which aim at breaking the stalemate in the settlement process and calls for a more active engagement by the EU in this regard; urges the European Council to appoint an EU envoy to support future peace talks within the UN- centred framework; urges the Government of Türkiye to engage constructively in resuming UN-led negotiations; calls on the Turkish Government to return to dialogue based on the UN format, which represents the only viable path towards reconciliation;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 296 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 b (new)
13b. Further calls on Türkiye to withdraw its troops from Cyprus and refrain from any unilateral action which would entrench the permanent division of the island and to refrain from action altering the demographic balance on the island through a policy of illegal settlements; condemns the fact that Türkiye continues to violate UN Security Council resolutions 550(1984) and 789(1992), which call on Türkiye to transfer the area of Varosha to its lawful inhabitants under the temporary administration of the UN, by the partial reopening of Varosha and by supporting the opening of the town of Varosha to the public; takes the view that those illegal actions undermines mutual trust and hence the prospect of a resumption of talks on a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem and calls on Türkiye to reverse these actions and avoid any other unilateral actions that could raise further tensions on the island, in compliance with the call of the UNSC; expresses in this regard serious concern over the recent, new illegal activities in the fenced off area of Varosha for the opening of a new part of the beach;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 340 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Reiterates its firm conviction that Türkiye is a country of strategic relevance in political, economic and foreign policy terms, a key partner for the stability of the wider region and a vitaln important ally, including within NATO, and reaffirms that the EU is committed to pursuing the best possible relations with Türkiye based on dialogue, respect and mutual trust, under the conditions that it does not further drift apart from EU values and foreign and security policy;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 349 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Reiterates its firm conviction that Türkiye is a country of strategic relevance in political, economic and foreign policy terms, a key partner for the stability of the wider region and a vital ally, including within NATO, and reaffirms that the EU is committed to pursuing the best possiblpositive relations with Türkiye based on dialogue, respect and mutual trust;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 354 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Considersmes to the conclusion, in view of all the above, that in the absence of a drastic change of course by the Turkish Government, Türkiye’s EU accession process has lost its purpose and will not endure much longer in the current circumstancesTürkiye has drifted far away from the Copenhagen criteria, with no positive change foreseen on the short or midterm, and that Türkiye’s EU accession process has lost its purpose; therefore, concludes that the accession negotiations with Turkey cannot be resumed; recommends, in that case, starting a reflection process to find an alternative and realistic framework for EU- Türkiye relations in substitution for the accession process; calls on the Commission, therefore, to explore possible formats for a mutually appealing framework through a comprehensive and inclusive process, such as an update of the Association Agreement, through a comprehensive and inclusive process; calls for an opening in the relations after the solidarity shown following the earthquake, and to use this new momentum to break the current deadlock and move forward towards a closer, more dynamic and strategic partnership that works beneficially for both parties by modernizing and enhancing the current Association Agreement, which could include provisions inter alia on rule of law, human rights, fundamental freedoms, migration, and trade;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 389 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Reaffirms its support forcalls the need for Türkiye to fulfil its legal obligations under the EU - Türkiye Customs Union and deplores the continuous violations of the current framework; Regrets that the current Customs Union will not achieve its full potential until Türkiye fully and effectively implements the Additional Protocol in relation to all Member States including the Republic of Cyprus in a non-discriminatory manner, which is a prerequisite for the opening of the negotiations for the upgrading; Reaffirms its position that an upgraded customs union with a broader, mutually beneficial scope, which could encompass a wide range of areas of common interest, including digitalisation and Green Deal alignment; insists that such a modernisation would need to be based on strong conditionality related to human rights and the aforfundamental freedoms, respect for international law and good neighbourly relations, and that it can only be envisaged upon Türkiye’s full implementationed principles of the Additional Protocol to extend the Ankara Agreement towards all Member States without reserve and in a non-discriminatory fashion; stresses that both parties must be fully aware of this democratic conditionality from the outset of any negotiations, as Parliament will not give its consent to the final agreement if no progress is made in thisose fields; remains ready to advance towards visa liberalisation as soon as the Turkish authorities fulfil the six outstanding benchmarkly and effectively meet all criteria in a non-discriminatory manner towards all member-states;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 396 #

2022/2205(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Reaffirms its support for an upgraded c mutually beneficial modernization of the Customs uUnion with a broader, mutually beneficial scopen effective dispute settlement mechanism, which could encompass a wide range of areas of common interest, including digitalisation and Green Deal alignment; insists that such a modernisation would need to be based on strong conditionality related to human rights and the aforementioned principles; stresses that both parties must be fully aware of this democratic conditionality from the outset of any negotiations, as Parliament will not give its consent to the final agreement if no progress is made in this field; remains ready to advance towards visa liberalisation as soon as the Turkish authorities fulfil the six outstanding benchmarks;
2023/06/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 39 #

2022/2203(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas according to the UN report for North Macedonia 2021 “corruption in the country persists and scores against key governance indicators (political stability, rule of law and accountability) remained low”;
2023/04/03
Committee: AFET
Amendment 40 #

2022/2203(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas according to World Bank's Worldwide Governance indicators North Macedonia performs worse in Control of Corruption;
2023/04/03
Committee: AFET
Amendment 128 #

2022/2203(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Urges the authorities to effectively fight corruption and organised crime in a more consistent and productive way, through coordinated investigations and prosecutions leading to final convictions and asset confiscations in cases involving high-level corruption, organised crime and money laundering;
2023/04/03
Committee: AFET
Amendment 131 #

2022/2201(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Welcomes the positive steps taken towards reforming Kosovo’s public administration and encourages the government to intensify its efforts to create a professional, depoliticised and citizen- oriented civil service; representative of Kosovo's diversity; regrets the boycott of judicial institutions encouraged by Serbian nationalist political parties in the north of Kosovo;
2023/02/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 222 #

2022/2201(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 a (new)
24 a. welcomes the recent European proposal to put the relationship between both parties on a new and sustainable basis as a historic chance that should be seized by both parties;
2023/02/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 228 #

2022/2201(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. welcomes the work of the European Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) in assisting Kosovo on the rule of law, notably police, justice and customs and in supporting relevant rule of law institutions in Kosovo on their path towards increased effectiveness, sustainability, multi-ethnicity and accountability, free from political interference and in full compliance with international human rights standards and best European practices.
2023/02/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 250 #

2022/2201(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Reiterates the necessity of carrying out structural reforms in order to boost competitiveness and ensure inclusive and sustainable economic growth; welcomes the progress made in tackling the informal economy; notes however that the widespread informal economy, the high prevalence of corruption and the overall weak rule of law, continue to hinder the private sector;
2023/02/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 264 #

2022/2201(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Welcomes the progress made in digitalising the economy and increasing access to internet; stresses the importance of maintaining high-level of cybersecurity through adequate financing and regulation;
2023/02/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 297 #

2022/2201(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37
37. Regrets the fact that Kosovo has failed to adopt the long-announced energy strategy for 2022-2030, and calls for the immediate adoption and implementation of both this strategy and the law on renewable energy sources; welcomes the adoption of a roadmap for the implementation of the 2013 and 2015 energy agreements regarding the supply of electricity in four Serb-majority municipalities in the north of Kosovo putting an end to unfair practices and giving a legal and transparent framework for the supply of electricity in the region;
2023/02/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 62 #

2022/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Welcomes the support measure for the Balkan Medical Task Force amounting to EUR 6 million under the European Peace Facility, which procures the necessary equipment and materiel for the medical units of the Armed Forces of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia;
2023/04/03
Committee: AFET
Amendment 115 #

2022/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Expresses its concern with the aspects of the draft law on fiscal amnesty and the proposed citizenship by investment scheme that are incompatible with EU norms and its visa policy and would pose risks as regards security, money laundering, tax evasion, terrorist financing, corruption and infiltration by organised crime ; welcomes Prime Minister Rama’s announcement to suspend the golden passport project;
2023/04/03
Committee: AFET
Amendment 122 #

2022/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Calls for continued action to reduce unfounded asylum claims by Albanian nationals, while tackling criminal trafficking networks and increasing cooperation with the EU’s justice and home affairs agencies; welcomes successful international investigations and police operations to combat the trafficking of people, narcotics and firearms, and online fraud; stresses that countering cybercrime, trafficking in human beings and money laundering remain areas in which additional results are needed; calls on the authorities to step up its fight against child sexual abuse online which remains a concern;
2023/04/03
Committee: AFET
Amendment 171 #

2022/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Expresses its concern with the lack of progress on achieving institutional transparency, freedom of expression and media freedom and stresses the role of political leaders in creating an enabling environment for the pursuit of these freedoms; condemns attempts to discredit reporters and arbitrarily withhold public information, as well as the failure to ensure the safety of journalists; urges the authorities to take immediate action against political and economic interference in the media and intimidation against reporters; welcomes the withdrawal of the draft anti- defamation legislationcondemns any regulatory attempts aiming at increasing the political control over media institutions; welcomes in this context the withdrawal of the draft anti- defamation legislation; deplores the fact that only a minority of Albanian media have a sustainable business model and transparent funding; urges the government to ensure the independence of the public broadcaster and media regulator and the transparency of media ownership, financing and public advertising;
2023/04/03
Committee: AFET
Amendment 175 #

2022/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Urges the authorities to counter disinformation and manipulative narratives by promoting media literacy and improving the working conditions of journalists; welcomes the work of the Alliance for Ethical Media of Albania aiming at rigorously implementing the Code of Ethics of Journalists; calls on the Association of Professional Journalists of Albania and its members to adhere to the highest industry standards, in particular by adopting the Journalism Trust Initiative set up by Reporters Without Borders, to maintain trust and fight against disinformation;
2023/04/03
Committee: AFET
Amendment 88 #

2022/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Recognises that Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and its implications present both challenges and opportunities for Uzbekistan and other Central Asian states, which have traditionally maintained close relations with Russia; notesdeplores however that Uzbekistan abstained in the votes on the United Nations General Assembly resolutions on Ukraine, in particular those of 2 March 2022, 24 March 2022 and 23 February 2023 demanding an end to the Russian offensive and immediate withdrawal from Ukraine; noteregrets that Uzbekistan opposed the expulsion of Russia from the UN Human Rights Council on 7 April 2022; notes the commitment of the political leadership of Uzbekistan not to allow the circumvention of sanctions imposed on Russia; calls on the EU to closely engage with the authorities on this matter;
2023/04/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 141 #

2022/2195(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Stresses the needDeplores the lack of pluralism of the media in Uzbekistan; calls for the financial sustainability and independence of media outlets to be ensured in order to eliminate political influence; calls for greater transparency on media ownership with a view to enhancing media independence and pluralism; condemns any threats against journalists and bloggers and calls on the authorities to ensure respect for the rights of journalists, independent bloggers and human rights defenders and their protection against harassment, pressure and threats and to investigate any attacks against them;
2023/04/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 213 #

2022/2145(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 – point d a (new)
(da) The RDC should cooperate with the European Defence Agency, NATO and relevant CSDP projects to ensure that the RDC is fully equipped with the necessary operational capabilities to respond to any crisis, natural disaster or armed conflict which could impact Europe in one way or another, as they occur;
2022/12/01
Committee: AFET
Amendment 251 #

2022/2145(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Calls on the Member States to transform the EU battlegroup system to match the financial and equipment needs of the EU RDC; considers that the EU battlegroups should be funded from the Union budget during their stand-up, stand- by and stand-down phases as well as replacement of equipment lost or spent in action;
2022/12/01
Committee: AFET
Amendment 272 #

2022/2145(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Asks for the swift approval of the EU's military mobility package to ensure a speedy force deployment capacity across the Union for the armed forces of member states;
2022/12/01
Committee: AFET
Amendment 28 #

2022/2142(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Recalls that Article 48(7) of the Treaty on European Union provides for two general passerelle clauses that allow the decision-making procedures to be changed in order to adopt measures in Council through qualified majority voting (QMV) in areas that are currently subject to unanimity; regrets the fact that these passerelle clauses have never been used; recalls that activating the passerelle clauses would in any case require unanimity in the European Council and Parliament’s consent;
2023/01/25
Committee: ECON
Amendment 67 #

2022/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
B a. whereas fundamental rights and freedoms, which is at the core of the accession process, cannot be disconnected and isolated from overall relations with the EU;
2022/07/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 108 #

2022/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
D a. whereas each enlargement country should progressively align with the EU acquis in all aspects, including standards and policies, to align with EU policies and objectives, and to pursue and maintain good neighbourly relations with the EU and all its Member States without discrimination;
2022/07/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 177 #

2022/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point f
(f) avoid using unresolved bilateral disputes to blockneed to be resolved before accession to EU as a prerequisite to successful candidate countries’ accession processes;
2022/07/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 321 #

2022/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point s a (new)
(s a) present concrete action plan to counter Russia and China's interference campaigns in Western Balkans that spread anti-EU sentiment and attempts to destabilise the whole region;
2022/07/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 331 #

2022/2064(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point t
(t) formally suspend accession negotiations with Turkey, in accordance with the negotiating framework, until the country reengages with the EU and, demonstrates clear and significant progress in EU-related reforms and fully respects EU Member States' territorial integrity and sovereignty, while continuing partnership in essential areas of joint interest;
2022/07/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 2 #

2022/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 a (new)
— having regard to Articles 2 and 3 of the Treaty on European Union,
2023/03/29
Committee: ECON
Amendment 21 #

2022/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
C a. whereas the EIB eligibility list currently excludes equipment and infrastructure for military use; whereas investments for dual use are not excluded1a; _________________ 1a https://www.eib.org/en/publications/eib- eligibility-excluded-activities-and- excluded-sectors-list
2023/03/29
Committee: ECON
Amendment 39 #

2022/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Emphasises the importance of adherence to the rule of law in the European Union, as enshrined in the EU Treaty; invites the EIB to align its activities with the Rule of Law conditionality mechanism;
2023/03/29
Committee: ECON
Amendment 54 #

2022/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Welcomes the EIB Strategic European Security Initiative (SESI), which will make available up to 6 billion euros by 2027 for dual-use research, RDI, civilian security infrastructure and cutting-edge technology projects;
2023/03/29
Committee: ECON
Amendment 58 #

2022/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 b (new)
10 b. Invites the EIB to expand the SESI program and step up its investments in European security and defence further, including in the area of military mobility; considers that the dual-use criterion currently impedes making the necessary investments;
2023/03/29
Committee: ECON
Amendment 59 #

2022/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 c (new)
10 c. Regrets the exclusion of ammunition, weapons, equipment and infrastructure for military use from the list of eligible investments, given that investment in these areas is critical in order to sustain European security; considers that any military product is not unethical in and of itself and that its use should always be aligned with international law; calls on the EIB to include investments in defence products and activities in its eligibility list;
2023/03/29
Committee: ECON
Amendment 67 #

2022/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Welcomes the fact that in 2022, the EIB provided financing amounting to a total investment of EUR 16.35 billion for SMEs and mid-caps; calls on the EIB to reflect on ways to facilitate its support to SME's further, especially for smaller financing projects;
2023/03/29
Committee: ECON
Amendment 95 #

2022/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 a (new)
21 a. Emphasises the importance of investing in low carbon energy sources such as hydrogen, CCS and nuclear energy; welcomes in this regard the EIB's contribution to REPowerEU in the form of an additional 30 billion euros in investments; highlights that nuclear energy is free of CO2 emissions and taxonomy-aligned; welcomes in this regard the EIB's activities in this field and encourages the bank to step up its efforts;
2023/03/29
Committee: ECON
Amendment 101 #

2022/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Welcomes the introduction of the EIB’s new transport lending policy in July 2022 and calls for its swift implementation; calls on the EIB to finance all projects that align with the EU Taxonomy, as well as other projects that aim to lower the carbon footprint of the maritime sector, such as Green Corridor projects;
2023/03/29
Committee: ECON
Amendment 115 #

2022/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Welcomes the fact that EIB Global supported EUR 9.1 billion in global investment outside the EU in 2022; expects EIB investments in non-EU countries to be fully aligned with EU and EU external action policies and objectives;
2023/03/29
Committee: ECON
Amendment 117 #

2022/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 a (new)
24 a. Considers that the EIB should contribute to the EU’s objective of enhancing its strategic autonomy; welcomes in this regard the launch of the Global Gateway Fund, which will principally support investments in infrastructure and SME's;
2023/03/29
Committee: ECON
Amendment 38 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine was a wake-up call for the European Union, presenting a real threat to European security, underlining the need and creating a momentum to achieve a geopolitical redefinition of the CFSP; whereas it is also an opportunthe war against Ukraine highlights the necessity for the Member States to show the political will to transform the CFSP into a fully fledged European policy;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 44 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas the decline of media freedom and the rise of disinformation campaigns, foreign interferences and attacks towards journalists is a worldwide trend, most sharply evident in backsliding democracies and recalcitrant totalitarian states; whereas, internationally, the consequences for human rights, democracy, public participation and development, are worrying; whereas the European Union must strengthen its collaboration with like-minded partner countries to promote and defend media freedom and freedom of expression and to counter disinformation and foreign interferences in third countries;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 89 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Recalls that the Strategic Compass, adopted by the Council in March 2022, gives the EU the tools to be both an effective security provider in a hostile environment and a more assertive global actor for peace and human security, and therefore calls for its swift and full implementation;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 132 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 – point a
(a) switching progressively to qualified majority voting for decisions in areas of the CFSP that do not have military or defence implications, as well as for other EU external policy tools such as the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime, by using the passerelle clauses provided for in the Treaties;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 146 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 – point e
(e) providing sufficient funding at EU and Member State level to respond without delay to current, emerging and future challenges; calls in particular for increased financing for EU external action, including for the European Defence Fund;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 149 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Welcomes the European Commission's intention to extend the scope of the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime to include acts of corruption thereby acknowledging the close link between corruption and human rights violations;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 167 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Underlines the strategic role the international cultural cooperation and cultural diplomacy play in the context of EU foreign policy in strengthening relations with partner countries, in promoting EU’s democratic values, in conflict prevention, in countering disinformation and foreign interferences in third countries and in the fight against illicit trafficking, looting and destruction of cultural property; calls on the Council, EEAS and Commission to mainstream culture as a strategic pillar through all EU’s external action policy areas; supports the inclusion of culture in all existing and future bilateral and multilateral agreements, with due respect for the commitments made under the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 194 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Welcomes the shift in the Member States’ approaches, moving towards creating more EU strategic sovereignty by adopting the Versailles Declaration of 11 March 2022 and the Strategic Compass on 21 March 2022, which highlight the need to strengthen EU defence capabilities and to contribute positively to global and transatlanticEuropean and global security, in close collaboration with NATO;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 230 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Underlines the importance of stepping up the EU’s efforts, in cooperation with NATO and other international partners, to address hybrid threats, cyberattacks, disinformation and, propaganda campaigns and to protect critical infrastructure;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 234 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Welcomes the EU's steps to reduce its dependency on Russia and to diversify its energy supply sources, a longstanding call of the European Parliament; stresses that the any cooperation with third countries in the energy field may not undermine the EU's commitment to defend human rights;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 267 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Underlines that the war of aggression against Ukraine has shown the relevance of NATO as security alliance; reiterates that NATO, in the absence of a strong common European defence and European strategic autonomy in the field of defence, is and remains the cornerstone of the EU's security; welcomes that the EU and NATO will take their partnership forward and calls for a new EU-NATO Joint Declaration that fully reflects the changed security environment and new security challenges that have emerged since Russia's war of aggression in Ukraine;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 274 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 b (new)
13b. Supports the European Political Community as a forum for dialogue and cooperation on issues of common interest and to strengthen the security of the European continent; welcomes that 44 countries took part in the first meeting in Prague, including close partners such as the UK;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 285 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Highlights the need to intensify the dialogue with the UK on possible avenues for future cooperation and coordination in the area of foreign and security policy, including in the framework of the EU- NATO partnership, the United Nations and other international forums; welcomes the UK's participation in the first meeting of the European Political Community;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 318 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Strongly condemns China's continued military provocations against Taiwan and reiterates its firm rejection of any unilateral change to the status quo in the Strait of Taiwan; denounces statements by the Chinese president that China will never renounce the right to use force over Taiwan; Calls on the Commission and the VP/HR to establish strategic cooperation with Taiwan;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 338 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Calls for a stronger strategic partnership between the EU and Japan across a wide range of areas, including in the Indo- Pacific, in connectivity and in defending the multilateral rules-based order; , defence of the multilateral rules-based order, trade and investment, security, digital transformation, climate action, research and innovation; reminds that Japan is one of the EU's closest, like-minded partners with which it shares values and principles such as democracy, the rule of law, human rights, good governance, and multilateralism; strongly supports the conclusion of the EU - Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) and calls on the remaining Member States to proceed with the ratification of the agreement; urges Member States to work collectively and Europeanize their activities with Japan in the areas of defence and security; encourages the negotiation of a security and information agreement between the EU and Japan as a step towards facilitating broader collaboration on defence and security;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 369 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 a (new)
22b. Welcomes the setting up of a monitoring capacity along the Armenian- Azerbaijan border to monitor the situation in the region, build confidence and contribute to restoring peace and security;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 376 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 b (new)
22b. Calls on the EU to continue to support the Belarus people in their ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Belarus; condemns Lukashenka's active role in supporting the war in Ukraine and building up tensions; denounces Lukashenka's regime and Russia's disinformation regarding so- called threats to the Belarusian territory;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 413 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 a (new)
24a. Reiterates its previous call on the need for the EU to urgently define an overall strategy for its short-, mid- and long-term relations with Turkey, taking into account the country’s continuous destabilizing activities in Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and South Caucasus and the ongoing democratic backsliding; insists on the immediate cessation of any kind of military cooperation of the Member States with Turkey; calls for the EU and the Member States to impose a full weapons embargo against Turkey in compliance with the provisions of the Common Position 2008/944/CFSP on arms export control;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 414 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 d (new)
24d. Takes note of the Türkiye 2022 report presented by the European Commission on 12 October 2022; is highly concerned by the fact that the Turkish government has not reversed the negative trend in relation to reform, that concerns on the deterioration of democracy, the rule of law, fundamental rights and the independence of the judiciary have not been addressed and that Türkiye’s foreign policy continued to be at odds with the EU priorities under the CFSP, with an alignment rate of only 7 % in the reporting period; reiterates its position of 18 May 2022 in which it states that it cannot envisage any resumption of the accession negotiations with Turkey;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 433 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. Is concerned by the dire economic and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan as well as by the rights of women and girls in the country; supports the five key benchmarks that were adopted by the Council on 21 September 2021 and serve as guiding principles for future engagement with the Taliban but believes that a major effort in defining a long-term strategy is needed to address the human rights emergency and gender apartheid occurring in Afghanistan today;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 445 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Calls for a swift restoration and full implementation by all parties of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is a cornerstone of non-proliferation and the stabilisation of the Middle East and the Gulf region; welcomes the adoption of targeted sanctions against the Iranian regime, including Iran's Morality Police, for the violent crackdown on peaceful protestors; calls for a strong EU response to Iran's involvement in Russia's war against Ukraine;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 460 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 a (new)
27a. Takes note of the first meeting of the EU-Israel Association Council; is of the opinion that the Association Council should not only be used to strengthen the EU-Israel partnership but also as a forum for dialogue on issues related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and as a means to revive the Middle East peace process; supports the efforts of the High Representative in bringing Arab leaders together with a view to make progress towards a comprehensive regional peace that ends the Israeli Palestinian conflict and brings substantial security, trade, and other cooperation for the region1a; welcomes the decision to provide multiannual support to UNRWA; calls on the Commission to maintain the current level of funding in view of the Agency’s role as key element for stability in a volatile region; __________________ 1a https://www.eeas.europa.eu/eeas/eu- israel-association-council-discussed- difficult-path-peace-region_en
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 466 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Condemns in the strongest possible terms the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine and calls on the Russian leadership to end it immediately and withdraw unconditionally from Ukraine and any other country whose territory, or parts thereof, it has unlawfully occupied; urges the international community to hold Russia accountable for the countless war crimes and human rights violations its armed forces have perpetrated in Ukraine and elsewhere, and reaffirms that Russia will have to pay compensation for all of the damage and destruction it has caused in Ukraine; welcomes the adoption of the latest sanctions package against Russia; calls however on the Council to extend the list of individuals directly targeted by EU sanctions, taking into account the list of 6 000 individuals presented by Alexei Navalny’s Foundation;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 498 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 a (new)
31a. Calls on the EEAS to introduce press freedom and freedom of expression as priorities and to take all the necessary steps to uphold, in full, the EU Guidelines on Freedom of Expression Online and Offline; urges the EU Delegations to improve preventative protective measures, plan for emergency responses to deteriorations in press freedom contexts and provide demonstrable and visible support to local journalists and civil society;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 501 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 4
Enhancing parliamentaryStrengthening diplomacy as a foreign policy tool, including parliamentary diplomacy
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 511 #

2022/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35 a (new)
35a. Calls on all EU institutions and agencies as well as the EU Member States to be sufficiently engaged in the fight against disinformation and propaganda undermining its policies by increasing strategic communication and narrative on its work; calls to increase support to EU delegations and missions for strategic communication;
2022/10/24
Committee: AFET
Amendment 5 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Citation 4 a (new)
— having regard to its resolutions of 28 April2015 on the destruction of cultural sites perpetrated by ISIS/Da’esh and of 10March 2022 on the destruction of cultural heritage in Nagorno- Karabakh,
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 57 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Calls on the Council, European External Action Service (EEAS) and Commission to mainstream culture as a strategic pillar through all EU’s external action policy areas; supports the inclusion of culture in all existing and future bilateral and multilateral agreements, with due respect for the commitments made under the UNESCO Convention on Cultural Diversity;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 62 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes the development of the Cultural Relations Platform and the joint implementation of programmes allowing cultural actors and public stakeholders to develop innovative ideas and concrete projects, finance cultural relations and facilitate networks; welcomes the establishment of focal points in the EU Delegations to that effect; calls on the EEAS and Commission to further strengthen their role with the objective to better coordinate EU’s cultural outreach and cooperation in partner countries, aligned with EU’s foreign policy objectives; calls on the EEAS and Commission to enhance the specific skills of the focal points needed to perform their duties at the highest level;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 79 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Urges the EEAS and Commission to step-up their efforts in the fight against illegal trafficking, looting and destruction in cultural property as well as to support Member States’ actions to conduct the repatriation of stolen cultural property to its rightful owners in a evidence-based and mutual understanding approach;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 90 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls for the allocation of the necessary budgetary and personnel resources to the EU’s international cultural relations and cultural diplomacy in order to facilitate cultural cooperation with local actors and academia in third countries; calls on the EEAS and Commission to consider the feasibility of introducing a dedicated chapter for international cultural relations in the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument – Global Europe;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 95 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Condemns the deliberate destruction of cultural sites in Ukraine as a result of unprovoked and illegal Russian war of aggression; commends the efforts of volunteers, museum curators and cultural workers in Ukraine, as well as in the EU Member States, to rescue and protect artworks and artefacts belonging to Ukraine; calls on the EU and its Member States to support these efforts in maintaining and reconstruction of destroyed and damaged cultural sights, and to work in cooperation with international institutions to pressure Russia to return stolen artefacts from Ukraine;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 98 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Urges the Council, Commission and EEAS to step up their action in protecting cultural heritage in conflict and crises zones, including by providing emergency support for its preservation and by considering targeted sanctions against actors identified as responsible for destruction, illegal trafficking, falsifying or damaging cultural heritage;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 102 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Highlights the strategic importance for the EU to further strengthen the partnership with the EU National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) network and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), including via the allocation of additional financial resources;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 104 #

2022/2047(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 c (new)
4c. Calls on the Commission to further strengthen the international dimension of EU programs(Erasmus, Horizon, specific delegation programmes, and the global leadership programme) and to provide adequate financial resources; recalls, in this regard, the crucial role that EU programmes in the fields of culture have as core elements in tackling disinformation and foreign interferences in third countries;
2022/09/21
Committee: AFET
Amendment 10 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 10
— having regard to Articles 123(1), 125, 127(1) and (2), 130, 282(2) and 284(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 34 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
C a. whereas the primary objective of the ECB is to maintain price stability, which it has defined as 2% inflation over the medium term;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 37 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C b (new)
C b. whereas the ECB is politically independent, so that neither EU institutions and agencies, nor governments of the Members States, shall seek to influence the ECB;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 60 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Expresses its deep concern about the historically high and increasing levels of inflation throughout the eurozone; recalls that the ECB is the institution responsible for maintaining price stability;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 64 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Highlights that the statutory independence of the ECB, as laid down in the Treaties, is a prerequisite for it to fulfil its mandate; stresses that this independence must remain untouched at all times; emphasises that this independence requires the ECB to refrain from taking political decisions;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 70 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Welcomes the Republic of Croatia as the 20th member country of the euro area; stresses that participation in the monetary union comes with the responsibilities enshrined in the Stability and Growth Pact;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 93 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. WelcomNotes President Lagarde’s statement that the current geopolitical crisis requires us to progress on EU fiscal integration; recalls that the Economic and Monetary Union cannot function smoothly without a fiscal capacity at European levelrequires solid fiscal policies in Member States in order to be able to respond to external shocks;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 101 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Echoes President Lagarde’s call for a swift revision and simplification of the Stability and Growth Pact;deleted
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 122 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Takes note ofWelcomes recent ECB monetary policy decisions to raise rates by 50 and 75 basis points in July and September 2022; is concerned about the implications of such policy decisions for growth and employment; notes that inflation is currently much higher than the ECB’s target rate of 2%; encourages the ECB to take all measures necessary to bring inflation back to its target level; regrets in this regard that monetary policy is still accommodative;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 141 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Observes that there is little evidence that rising inflation is spurring a wage-price spiral, not least given the extent of wage restraint in recent years; warns against the danger of a wage-price spiral if wages are to increase significantly;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 159 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. WelcomeRegrets the ECB’s decision not to engage in quantitative tightening; stresses that quantitative easing amounts economically to monetary financing, which is prohibited by article 123(1) TFEU, if the ECB does not shrink back its balance sheet;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 170 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Stresses that an even transmission of monetary policy is vital to the achievement of the ECB’s price stability mandate; notes the ECB’s decision on 15 June 2022 to apply flexibility in reinvesting redemptions that are due under the pandemic emergency purchase programme; welcomes the launch of the Transmission Protection Instrument to support the effective transmission of monetary policy across the euro area;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 177 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12 a. Regrets the launch of the Transmission Protection Instrument; calls on the ECB to respect the spirit of the prohibition of monetary financing; calls on the ECB to respect the capital key when executing its monetary operations in order to prevent uneven financial support to Member States;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 180 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 b (new)
12 b. Stresses that diverging interest rates in the eurozone are the result of increasing risk premia on government bonds in some Member States; stresses that the Transmission Protection Instrument would merely conceal the symptoms of loose fiscal policy; calls on Member States to conduct fiscally responsible fiscal policies and reduce their debt to sustainable levels;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 198 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Recalls that the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union requiresstates that the ECB toshall support the general economic policies of the Union, without prejudice to its primary objective of maintaining price stability;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 204 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Calls on the ECB to coordinate with the European Parliament to specify the secondary objectives; suggests taking advantage of this resolution to specify and prioritise the policy areas where the ECB is expected to deliver on its secondary objectives;deleted
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 218 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Considers high levels of sustainable growth and investment to be key economic goals; calls on the ECB to consider how its monetary policy stance will impact thostresses that these objectives are best achieved when the free market operates in a stable macroeconomic environment based objectin predictable price levels;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 233 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Reaffirms that achieving the Union’s climate goals and ensuring a just transition are one of the top priorities of the EU’s general economic policies, which the ECB is expected to support through maintaining price stability and a stable macroeconomic environment that stimulates investment in clean technologies, as well as preventing distortions in the signalling function of prices that ensures an efficient allocation of resources;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 237 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Considers that the ECB should contribute to reducing inequality; calls on the ECB to ensure that the costs of its monetary policy operations are not disproportionately borne by lower income strata; invites the ECB to assess the effects of italls on the ECB to refrain from taking politically motivated decisions and stick to its mandate of maintaining price stability; stresses that overstepping this mandate touches monetary policy decisions on employment the political independence of the central bank;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 246 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Stresses that addressing the climate emergency and the euro area’s dependence on fossil fuels touches not only upon the ECB’s secondary mandate, but also its primary mandate, given the serious threat these issues pose tothe best way the ECB can contribute to mitigating climate change is to ensure price stability and a stable macroeconomic environment that encourages green investment; invites the ECB to assess to what extent climate change affects its ability to maintain price stability;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 256 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. WelcomNotes the Governing Council’s decision to take further steps to include climate change considerations in the Eurosystem’s monetary policy framework;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 263 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. WelcomNotes the ECB’s announcement to decarbonise its corporate bond holdings; calls for the ‘tilting’ of the ECB’s portfolio to be swift rather than gradual; stresses that the ECB’s asset purchasing programs constitute unconventional monetary policy which should be employed during unprecedented economic circumstances only; stresses furthermore that these holdings are a by-product of the past fight against low inflation and that making investments does not constitute an objective of monetary policy;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 270 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. WelcomNotes, furthermore, the 23. announcement on the greening of the ECB’s collateral framework; regrets, however, that this will be limited to instruments issued by non-financial corporations, which represent only a small fraction of the instruments that banks pledge as collateralinsist that the ECB respects the market neutrality principle;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 278 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. RegretNotes that the climate roadmap does not include greening of the ECB’s targeted long-term refinancing operations; stresses that providing cheap liquidity to financial institutions investing in brown activities works against the fight against inflation and is not consistent with the objectives of the Paris Agreementits independence requires refraining from taking political decisions such as diverging from the market neutrality principle; notes, furthermore, that the concept of market neutrality is related to the principle of an open market economy with free competition;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 288 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Is concerned about the implications of higher interest rates for green investments; calls on the ECB to assess the possibility of applying differentiated rates to support green investments and disincentivise brown investments;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 302 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Welcomes the ECB climate risk stress test aimed at assessing the climate risk preparedness of the European banking sector; is concerned that the results published on 8 July 2022 show that banks do not have robust climate risk stress- testing frameworks and lack the relevant data; calls on the ECB to use all its available tools to ensure that banks take climate risk seriously in order to mitigate the financial risks resulting from climate change;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 327 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Welcomes the ECB’s progress on the digital euro project, as well as the dialogue with Parliament in this regard; looks forward to the Governing Council reaching a decision on launching the digital euro; highlights the expected benefits such as efficiency gains and increased financial inclusion;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 331 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 a (new)
31 a. Calls on the ECB to take duly into account privacy concerns around the digital euro and stresses that its development should be in line with EU privacy standards;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 334 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 b (new)
31 b. Warns against the increased ability for the ECB to impose negative interest rates on digital euro accounts held at the central bank; insists that the digital euro will serve as complementary to physical cash and that it should not replace cash entirely;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 340 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 c (new)
31 c. Strongly regrets the ECB’s decision to involve Amazon in testing prototype interfaces for a digital euro; stresses that Amazon is a potential competitor in this field and that it should therefore not be placed in such a position, especially since Amazon does not receive any monetary compensation for this assignment; stresses furthermore that outsourcing the digital euro infrastructure to a US tech company weakens the EU's strategic autonomy;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 341 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 d (new)
31 d. Welcomes the ECB’s achievement to lower its carbon emissions by 10.7% between 2020 and 2021; encourages the ECB to continue its steps to reduce its carbon emissions further by 46.2% (relative to 2019 levels) by 2030;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 342 #

2022/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 e (new)
31 e. Supports the aim of the ECB to increase female representation by encouraging women to advance in this field; therefore welcomes initiatives such as the ECB Women in Economics Scholarship;
2022/10/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 159 #

2022/2007(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point f
(f) Pursue an active EU role in facilitating dialogue and cooperation among all the countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean that have relevant natural gas reserves, promoting, where necessary, the capacity for understanding and final settlements on maritime border demarcation according to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), and further promoting the interconnection capacity between countries in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean that produce natural gas and the European Union, through relevant EU hubs and considering, in particular, adequate pipeline, harbour and regasification infrastructures and technology both in the EU and in Southern Neighbourhood countries for the benefit of all producer countries and all Member States; promoting also electrical interconnection in the scope of diversifying EU's energy resources and increasing its energy supply from renewable energy sources;
2022/05/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 45 #

2022/0408(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 2
(2) The wide differences in substantive insolvency laws acknowledged by Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council32 create barriers to the internal market by reducing the attractiveness of cross-border investments, thus impacting the viability of economic operations and the cross- border movement of capital within the Union and to and from third countries. __________________ 32 Regulation (EU) 2015/848 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on insolvency proceedings (OJ L 141 5.6.2015, p. 19).
2023/09/12
Committee: ECON
Amendment 46 #

2022/0408(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 2 a (new)
(2a) Wide differences also exist in the application of insolvency law in Member States, in particular debt management, that disincentivise business undertaking; Member States should ensure that, where an over-indebted entrepreneur has professional debts incurred in the course of his or her trade, business, craft or profession, professional debts are to be treated, for the purposes of obtaining a discharge, separately from personal debts;
2023/09/12
Committee: ECON
Amendment 47 #

2022/0408(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 3
(3) Insolvency proceedings ensure the orderly winding down or restructuring of companies or entrepreneurs in financial and economic distress. These proceedings are key in financial investments, as they determine the final recovery value of such investments. Diverging rules among Member States have contributed to increasing legal uncertainty and unpredictability about insolvency proceedings’ outcome, so raising barriers especially for cross-border investments in the internal market. This uncertainty acts as a disincentive which obstructs the freedom of establishment of undertakings and the willingness to entrepreneurship thus harming the proper functioning of the internal market. Small and medium- sized enterprises, in particular, often lack the necessary resources to assess risks related to cross-border activities. Large divergences in recovery value and time required to complete insolvency proceedings across the Union have negative repercussions on cost predictability for creditors and investors in cross-border situations in the internal market.
2023/09/12
Committee: ECON
Amendment 50 #

2022/0408(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 4
(4) The integration of the internal market in the area of insolvency laws pursued by this Directive is a key tool for a more efficient functioning of the capital markets in the European Union, including greater access to corporate financing, while also preventing the build-up of non- performing loans (NPL). Therefore, it is necessary to set out minimum requirements in targeted areas of national insolvency proceedings, which have a significant impact on the efficiency and length of such proceedings, especially on cross-border insolvency proceedings.
2023/09/12
Committee: ECON
Amendment 57 #

2022/0408(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 39
(39) All microenterprises should be able to commence proceedings to address their financial difficulties and obtain a discharge. Access to simplified winding-up proceedings should not depend on the microenterprise’s ability to cover the administrative costs of such proceedings. The laws of the Member States should introduce rules for covering the costs of administering simplified winding-up proceedings where assets and sources of revenue of the debtor are insufficient to cover those costs. Member States should also provide second chance entrepreneurs with business support, access to up-to- date information on the availability of administrative, legal, business or financial support and any means available to them to facilitate the relaunching of entrepreneurship capacity.
2023/09/12
Committee: ECON
Amendment 22 #

2022/0219(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) As the instrument aims to enhance the competitiveness and, efficiency and the independence of the Union’s defence industry, to benefit from the instrument, according to the legal basis, common procurement contracts will need to be placed with legal entities which are established in the Union or in associated countries and are not subject to control by non-associated third countries or by non- associated third- country entities. In that context, control should be understood to be the ability to exercise a decisive influence on a legal entity directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediate legal entities. Additionally, in order to ensure the protection of essential security and defence interests of the Union and its Member States, the infrastructure, facilities, assets and resources of the contractors and subcontractors involved in the common procurement which are used for the purposes of the common procurement shall be located on the territory of a Member State or of an associated third country.
2023/02/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 34 #

2022/0219(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) In certain exceptional circumstances, it should be possible to derogate from the principle that contractors and subcontractors involved in a common procurement supported by the Instrument are not subject to control by non-associated third countries or non associated third- country entities. In that context, a legal entity established in the Union or in an associated third country and controlled by a non-associated third country or a non- associated third country entity may participate as contractor and subcontractor involved in the common procurement if strict conditions relating to the security and defence interests of the Union and its Member States, as established in the framework of the Common Foreign and Security Policy pursuant to Title V of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), including in terms of strengthening the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base, are fulfilled.
2023/02/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 46 #

2022/0219(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) Member States should appoint a procurement agent to conduct a common procurement on their behalf. The procurement agent should be a contracting authority established in a Member State or an associated third country, including Union bodies or international organisations, such as the Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'ARmement (OCCAR). The instrument should be without prejudice to the rules laid down in particular by the Directive 2009/81/EC on the coordination of procedures for the award of certain works contracts, supply contracts and service contracts by contracting authorities or entities in the fields of defence and security. Additional eligibility requirements as set out in article 8 in this regulation should be part of the tender documents and prevail over conflicting laws of the Member State in which the procurement agent is established.
2023/02/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 87 #

2022/0219(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 8
8. The infrastructure, facilities, assets and resources of the contractors and subcontractors involved in the common procurement which are used for the purposes of the common procurement shall be located on the territory of a Member State or of an associated third country. Where no competitive substitutesthere are no readily available substitutes in the Union or in an associated third country, contractors and subcontractors involved in the common procurement may use their assets, infrastructure, facilities and resources located or held outside the territory of the Member States or of the associated third countries provided that such use does not contravene the security and defence interests of the Union and its Member States and is consistent with the objectives set out in Article 3.
2023/02/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 96 #

2022/0219(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 9
9. Common procurement procedures and contracts shall also include a requirement for the defence product to not be subject to a restriction to use, maintain, modify or transfer it by a non- associated third country or a non- associated third country entity.
2023/02/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 100 #

2022/0219(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. In regard of the urgency of the situation, a defence product subject to a restriction to transfer by a non-associated third country or a non-associated third country entity may be declared eligible by the Commission where the Member States or associated countries participating in the common procurement have demonstrated that this derogation only concerns defence products being in use prior to 24 February 2022 within the Armed Forces of all Member States or associated countries participating in the common procurement.
2023/02/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 106 #

2022/0219(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 10 – point b
(b) other subcontractors to which at least 105 % of the work share is allocated;
2023/02/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 110 #

2022/0219(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. The proportion of the equipment originating from non-associated third countries shall not exceed 25% of the value of the end product. No components shall be sourced from non-associated third countries that contravene the security and defence interests of the Union and its Member States, including respect for the principle of good neighbourly relations.
2023/02/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 137 #

2022/0219(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 7 a (new)
7 a. The interplay of the action within the framework of the European Defence Fund.
2023/02/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 140 #

2022/0219(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 7 b (new)
7 b. The contribution of the action to diversifying the supply chain by involving SMEs and mid-capitalisation companies in the manufacturing process in the manufacturing process.
2023/02/01
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 94 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 has introduced rules on settlement discipline to prevent and address failures in the settlement of securities transactions and therefore ensure the safety of transaction settlement. Such rules include in particular reporting requirements, a cash penalties regime and mandatory buy-ins. Despite the absence of experience in applying those rules, the development and specification of the framework in Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/122940 has allowed all interested parties to better understand the regime and the challenges its application could give rise to. In this regard, the scope of cash penalties and mandatory buy-ins set out in Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 should be clarified, in particular by specifying which categories of transactions are excluded. Such exclusions should cover in particular transactions that failed for reasons not attributable to the participants and transactions that do not involve two trading parties, for which the application of cash penalties or mandatory buy-ins would not be practicable or could lead to detrimental consequences for the market, such as certain transactions from the primary market, corporate actions, reorganisations, creation and redemption of fund units, realignments and frealignmentse-of-payment securities transfers made in the context of the (de)mobilisation of collateral. The Commission should be empowered to supplement Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 by further specifying the details of such exclusions by means of a delegated act. __________________ 40 Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/1229 of 25 May 2018 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on settlement discipline (OJ L 230, 13.9.2018, p. 1).–
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 98 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The overarching objective of the settlement discipline regime is to improve settlement efficiency within the Union. However, the market volatility in 2020 amplified concerns about the potential negative effects of mandatory buy-in rules, both in normal and stressed market conditions. The application of those rules should therefore be subject to an assessment by the Commission as to its appropriateness in the light ofexistence of such rules is a disproportionate interference in the evolxecution of settlement efficiency in the Union. Cash penalties and reporting requirements should however continue to apply in order to assess their impact on improving settlement efficiency in the Union. Considering the potential impacts of mandatory buy-in rules, such rules should apply only where certain conditions are met, namely wherecurities transactions and the functioning of securities markets, poses significant risks for market liquidity and financial stability in the Union, and could jeopardise the global competitiveness of the Union. Because of the implications that the deployment of mandatory buy-ins might have, the possibility of their application of cash penalties has not resulted in a long-term, continuous reduction of settlement fails in the Union, where settlement efficiency in the Union has not reached appropriate levels considering the situation in third-country capital markets that are comparable in terms of size, liquidity as well as instruments traded and types of transactions executed on such markets, or where theshould be discarded. Cash penalties and reporting requirements should however continue to apply in order to improve settlement efficiency in the Union. ESMA, in close cooperation with the ESCB, should be given the possibility of developing draft regulatory technical standards to specify the target levels of settlement fails in the Union has or is likely to have a negative effect on the financial stability of the Union. Where the Commission considers that any of those conditions is met and that the application of mandatory buy-ins is proportionate to address level of settlement fails in the Union, the Commission should be empowered to adopt an implementing act determining for which financial instruments or categories of transactions the mandatory buy-in rules should start to applyefficiency, taking into account factors such as the liquidity of financial instruments, the cross-border or domestic nature of transactions, and the currencies in which transactions are settled. The cash penalties referred to in the third subparagraph of Article 7(2) of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 should be calculated on a daily basis for each business day that a transaction fails to be settled until the end of the buy-in process actual settlement day or until the transaction has been cancelled bilaterally. In order to support the actual settlement day, whichever is the earlierprovision of accurate, timely and complete information on penalties, all information necessary for the calculation of cash penalties should be centralised in the European Single Access Point.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 99 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 a (new)
(6 a) The removal of the central counterparty buy-in provisions from Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 by Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 was justified at the time because those provisions would be covered by the mandatory buy-in provisions of the latter Regulation. The buy-in provisions for cleared share trades should now be reintroduced in Regulation (EU) No 236/2012 in parallel with the removal of the mandatory buy-in provisions from Regulation (EU) No 909/2014.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 100 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) Mandatory buy-ins and cash compensation processes allow for the payment of the difference between the buy-in price and the original trade price to be made from the seller to the purchaser only where that buy-in or cash compensation reference price is higher than the original trade price. This asymmetry for the payment of the differential could create an unequitable remedy that would unduly benefit the purchaser in the event that the buy-in or reference price is lower than the original trade price. The payment of the differential between the buy-in price and the original trade price should therefore apply in both directions to ensure that the trading parties are restored to the economic terms, had the original transaction taken place.deleted
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 101 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) Where the mandatory buy-ins apply, it should be possible for the Commission to temporarily suspend their application in certain exceptional situations. Such a suspension should be possible for specific categories of financial instruments where necessary to avoid or address a serious threat to financial stability or to the orderly functioning of financial markets in the Union. Such a suspension should be proportionate to those aims.deleted
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 104 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 requires the cooperation of authorities that have an interest in the operations of CSDs that offer services in relation to financial instruments issued under the law of more than one Member States. Nonetheless, the supervisory arrangements remain fragmented and can lead to differences in the allocation and nature of supervisory powers depending on the CSD concerned. This in turn creates barriers to the cross- border provision of CSD services in the Union, perpetuates the remaining inefficiencies in the Union settlement market and has negative impacts on the stability of Union financial markets. Despite the possibility to set up colleges in accordance with Article 24(4) of that Regulation (, that option has barely been used. In order to ensure an effective and efficient coordination of the supervision by competent authorities, the requirement to set up mandatory colleges should apply in two cases. Firstly, for CSDs that offer notary and cebe based on a single existing and reliable criterion, namely, the substantrial maintenance services in relation to financial instruments issued under the law of mimportance of a CSD for a jurisdiction other than the one where it is established. The threshold fore than one Member States (the passpe mandatory establishment by competent authoritinges of a colleges) and secondly for CSDs that belong of supervisory authorities should be met where a CSD is of substantial importance in at least two the same group (the “group-level colleges”). To reduce the administrative burden on the authorities participating to colleges, where a CSD offering services cross-border is also part of a group of CSDs, the chair of the college should be able to decide that only host Member States. Such colleges should ensure the sharing of information pertaining to the CSDs concerned. Members of a college should have the possibility of requesting the adoption by the college of a binding opinione college is established for that CSD. Where the other CSDs ncerning issues identified during the review and evaluation process of CSDs, or during the group also offer services cross-border, the chair of the college should be able to make that decision only where the competent authorities of those oreview and evaluation of providers of banking-type ancillary services, or that relate to the extension or outsourcing of activities and services provided by ther CSDs consent. In that case,, or concerning any potential breach of the re would be only one college for all CSDs within the group that would exercise the tasks assigned to passportquirements of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 arising from the provision of services ing and group-level colleges. Such colleges should ensure the sharing of information pertaining to the CSDs concerned host Member State. The process for the adoption of such an opinion should rely on a simple majority vote.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 109 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 26
(26) In order to avoid settlement risks due to the insolvency of the settlement agent, a CSD should settle, whenever practical and available, the cash leg of the securities transaction in central bank money through accounts opened with a central bank. Where that option is not practical and available, including where a CSD does not meet the conditions to access a payment system operated by a central bank other than that of its home Member State, that CSD should be able to settle the cash leg of transactions in foreign currenciesthird-country currencies in commercial bank money through accounts opened with institutions authorised to provide banking services under the conditions provided in Regulation (EU) No 909/2014. The efficiency of the settlement market would be better served by enhancing the possibilities for CSDs to provide settlement in foreign currencies through the use of accounts opened with institutions authorised to provide banking services, within appropriate risk limits, with a view to deepen capital markets and enhance cross-border settlement. For that purpose, CSDs authorised to provide banking-type ancillary services in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 909/2014, and for which the relevant risks are already monitored, should be able to offer such services pertaining to the settlement of the cash leg of securities transactions, where that cash is a third-country currency to other CSDs that do not hold such license irrespective if the latter are part of the same group of companies.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 110 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) Within an appropriately set risk limits, CSDs that are not authorised to provide banking-type ancillary services should be able to offer a sufficient amount of foreign currency settlementarrange payments in third-country currency through accounts opened with credit institutions orand through its own accountaccounts opened with CSDs authorised to provide banking-type ancillary services. The thresholds below which a CSD mayshould be able to designate either a credit institution as a separate legal entity or a CSD authorised to provide any banking- type ancillary services from within a separate legal entity without being required to comply with the conditions set out in Title IV of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 should consist of a maximum amount for those arranged payments. That threshold should be calibrated in a way that promotes efficiency of settlement and the use of banking ancillary services while ensuring financial stability. It is possible that different thresholds are set with regard to different third-country currencies especially for the most liquid ones like G4, while setting appropriate limit that would be applicable to the institution as whole. As a body with specialised expertise regarding banking and credit risk matters, EBA should be entrusted with the development of draft regulatory technical standards to set the appropriate thresholds and, where necessary, any risk mitigating requirements. EBA should also closely cooperate with the members of the ESCB and with ESMA. The Commission should be empowered to adopt regulatory technical standards in accordance with Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) with regard to the detailed elements of the determining for the provisioning of banking type ancillary services, the accompanying details of the risk management and capital requirements for CSDs and the prudential requirements on credit and liquidity risks for CSDs and designated credit institutions that are authorised to provided banking-type ancillary services.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 113 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30
(30) In order to provide CSDs established in the Union or in third countries with sufficient time to apply for authorisation and recognition of their activities, the date of application of the authorisation and recognition requirements of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 was initially deferred until an authorisation or recognition decision was made pursuant to that Regulation. Sufficient time has elapsed since the entry into force of that Regulation. , Therefore, those requirements should now start to apply to ensure, on the one hand, a level-playing field amongst all CSDs offering services in relation to financial instruments constituted under the law of a Member State, and, on the other hand, that authorities at national and Union level have the necessary information to ensure investor protection and monitor financial stability. The third-country CSDs providing core services referred to in Section A, points (1)and (2), of the Annex of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 should be subject to the procedure as set out in that Regulation. However, the third- country CSDs already providing core services in Section A, points (1) and (2), of the Annex of Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 should benefit from a simplified notification procedure as set out in this Regulation.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 114 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34
(34) To ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, and in particular with regard to the application and the suspension of mandatory buy-in requirements where those apply, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council43 . __________________ 43 Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by the Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers (OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13).
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 117 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 3
The penalty mechanism referred to in the first subparagraph shall include cash penalties for participants that cause settlement fails (‘failing participants’) except where those settlement fails are caused by factors not attributable to the participants to the transaction or for operations that do not involve two trading parties. Cash penalties shall be calculated on a daily basis for each business day that a transaction fails to be settled after its intended settlement date until the end of the buy-in process referred to in paragraphs 3 to 8 that is to be applied pursuant to paragraph 2a, or the actual settlement day, whichever is the earlieractual settlement day or until the transaction has been cancelled bilaterally. The cash penalties shall not be configured as a revenue source for the CSD.;
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 124 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point c
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 7 – paragraph 3 – subaragraph 1
Where the Commission has adopted an implementing act pursuant to paragraph 2a and where a failing participant has not delivered financial instruments covered by that implementing act to the receiving participant within a period after the intended settlement date (‘extension period’) equal to 4 business days, a buy-in process shall be initiated whereby those instruments shall be available for settlement and delivered to the receiving participant within an appropriate timeframe.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 125 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point c
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 7 – paragraph 3 – subaragraph 2
Where the transaction relates to a financial instrument traded on an SME growth market, the extension period shall be 15 calendarbusiness days unless the SME growth market decides to apply a shorter period. Those instruments shall be available for settlement and delivered to the receiving participant within an appropriate timeframe.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 139 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 7
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 23 – paragraph 4 – subaragraph 1
Within 1 month from the receipt of the information referred to in paragraph 3, the competent authority of the home Member State shall communicate that information to the competent authority of the host Member State unless, by taking into account the provision of services envisaged, it has reasons to doubt the adequacy of the administrative structure or the financial situation of the CSD wishing to provide its services in the host Member State. Where the CSD already provides services to other host Member States, the competent authority of the home Member State shall also inform the passporting college referred to in Article 24a.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 140 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 7
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 23 – paragraph 5
5. Where the competent authority of the home Member State decides in accordance with paragraph 4 not to communicate all the information referred to in paragraph 3 to the competent authority of the host Member State, it shall give reasons for its refusal to the CSD concerned within 3 months of receiving all the information and inform the competent authority of the host Member State and the passporting college referred to in Article 24a of its decision.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 141 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 7
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 23 – paragraph 7
7. In the event of a substantive change of the information set out in the documents submitcommunicated in accordance with paragraph 3 or paragraph 3a of this Article, a CSD shall give written notice of that change to the competent authority of the home Member State at least 1 month before implementing the change. The competent authority of the host Member State and the passporting college referred to in Article 24a shall also be informed of that change without delay by the competent authority of the home Member State.;
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 142 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 8 – point a
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 24 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
Upon the request of any member of the passporting college referred to in Article 24a, tThe competent authority of the home Member State may invite staff from competent authorities of the host Member States and ESMA to participate in on-site inspections.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 144 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 8 – point c
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 24 – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 1
Where the competent authority of the host Member State has clear and demonstrable grounds for believing that a CSD providing services within its territory in accordance with Article 23 is in breach of the obligations arising from the provisions of this Regulation, it shall inform the competent authority of the home Member State, and ESMA and the passporting. ESMA may inform the college referred to in Article 24a of those findings.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 145 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 8 – point c
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 24 – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 2
Where, despite measures taken by the competent authority of the home Member State, the CSD persists in acting in infringement of the obligations arising from the provisions of this Regulation, the competent authority of the host Member State shall, after informing the competent authority of the home Member State, take all the appropriate measures needed in order to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Regulation within the territory of the host Member State. ESMA and the passporting college referred to in Article 24a shall be informed of such measures without delayshall be informed of such measures without delay. ESMA may inform the college referred to in Article 24a of those measures.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 149 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 24a – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) where a CSD is subject to the procedure referred to in Article 23(3) to (7) (‘passporting college’);deleted
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 154 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 24a – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 3
In the case referred to in the first subparagraph, point (b), where the parent undertaking is a CSD authorised in the Union, the competent authority of the home Member State of that CSD shall establish, manage and chair the group- level college. Where the parent undertaking is not a CSD authorised in the Union, the competent authority of the home Member State of the CSD with the largest balance sheet total shall establish, manage and chair the group-level college.deleted
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 162 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 24a – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) in the case of a passporting college, the competent authority of the host Member States;
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 168 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 24a – paragraph 6 – subparagraph 1 – point d
(d) in the case of a passporting college, the cooperation of the home and host Member State pursuant to Article 24 and regarding the measures referred to in Article 23(4), point (e) and on any issues encountered in the provision of services in other Member States;
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 171 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 24a – paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. At the request of any of its members, and upon adoption by a majority of the college in accordance with paragraph 6b, the college may adopt reasoned opinions with regard to issues identified during the review and evaluation processes pursuant to Article 22 or Article 60, or that relate to any extension or outsourcing of activities and services under Article 19, or concerning any potential breach of the requirements laid down in this Regulation arising from the provision of services in a host Member State as referred to in Article 24(5).
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 172 #

2022/0074(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) No 909/2014
Article 24a – paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. A reasoned opinion of the college shall be adopted on the basis of a simple majority of its members. Each member of the college shall have one vote. Members of the college that act in more than one capacity, including as competent authority and as relevant authority, shall have one vote for each capacity in which it acts. Where EBA is a member of the college pursuant to paragraph 2 of this Article, its voting member shall have voting rights only on those opinions that relate to issues identified during the review and evaluation process pursuant to Article 60.
2022/11/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 30 #

2021/2251(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Highlights that the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) is an unprecedented instrument of solidarity and a cornerstone of the NextGenerationEU (NGEU) instrument, ending in 2026, as the main tool in the EU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic to prepare the economies of the EU to face the new challenges; As such, the Commission and the recipients of NGEU funding have to ensure its visibility and dedicate 0,5% of every funding to mandatory communication actions on the RRF contribution to investments and reforms;
2022/03/21
Committee: BUDGECON
Amendment 110 #

2021/2251(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Is concerned, however, that only seven Member States have requested loans amounting to a total of EUR 166 billion out of the EUR 385.8 billion available for loans, leaving a considerable amount available should Member States require loans at a later stage; is preoccupied that the limited interest for the loan component may lead to lost opportunities and prevent the RRF from reaching its full potential; calls on the Commission to redirect these unused loans to Member States that can use them for the implementation of their NRRPs;
2022/03/21
Committee: BUDGECON
Amendment 130 #

2021/2251(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Tasks the Commission with analysing the reasons why the Member Statesto request from Member States, prior to the disbursement of funds, to provide detailed reasoning on why they have not requested loans to the full extent of their allocation;
2022/03/21
Committee: BUDGECON
Amendment 218 #

2021/2251(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Underlines the importance that the NRRPs dedicate almost 50 % of total expenditure or EUR 203 billion to measures to benefit the well-functioning of the single market, improving the business environment and promoting private investments; calls on the Member States to lift all unnecessary obstacles that would prevent SMEs from accessing the relevant RRF funding; calls on the Commission to launch a legal complaints platform with the commitment of written answer;
2022/03/21
Committee: BUDGECON
Amendment 240 #

2021/2251(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Notes that approved NRRPs envisage expenditure on healthcare-related measures of EUR 37 billion, which corresponds to 8 % of total NRRP expenditure; expects these healthcare- related measures to have a direct link with the national healthcare plans and to contribute to increasing the resilience of healthcare systems and their preparedness for future crises;
2022/03/21
Committee: BUDGECON
Amendment 299 #

2021/2251(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Recalls that, according to the Commission assessment, all Member States received a B-rating for the criteria that evaluates whether the estimated total costs of the NRRPs are reasonable; Emphasises that prior to the disbursement of funds the rating should be upgraded to A;
2022/03/21
Committee: BUDGECON
Amendment 321 #

2021/2251(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33
33. Recalls that Member States are required to set up a robust control system in order to guarantee the protection of the financial interests of the Union and to prevent fraud and tackle corruption, and that the Commission is responsible for assuring and monitoring that these systems are in place and functional for as long as necessary before the first payments are approved;
2022/03/21
Committee: BUDGECON
Amendment 13 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 4
— having regard to the Council’s conclusions on Enlargement and Association and Stabilisation Process of 14 December 2021, the Statement of the Members of the European Council of 25 March 2021 on the Eastern Mediterranean, to the European Council’s conclusions of 24 June 2021 and 1 October 2020, and to all previous relevant Council and European Council conclusions,
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 30 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 7 a (new)
— having regard to the UNESCO statement of 10 July 2020 on Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 33 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 8
— having regard to the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council on Cyprus, including resolution 550(1984) of 11 May 1984 on secessionist actions in Cyprus and resolution 789(1992) of 25 November 1992 which consider attempts to settle any part of Varosha by people other than its inhabitants as inadmissible, and call for the transfer of that area to the administration of the United Nations urging all concerned in the Cyprus question to commit themselves to the confidence-building measures set out in the resolution,
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 44 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital -A (new)
-A. whereas Turkey has been linked to the EU by an association agreement since 1964 and whereas a customs union was established in 1995; whereas the European Council granted the status of candidate country to Turkey in December 1999 and whereas accession negotiations were opened in 2005; whereas as a candidate country and as an important partner of the EU, Turkey is expected to respect and uphold the Copenhagen criteria and to uphold the highest standards of democracy, respect of human rights and the rule of law, including compliance with the international conventions acceded to by the EU; whereas being a candidate country entails the need to pursue and maintain good neighbourly relations with the EU and its Member States indiscriminately;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 52 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas Turkey, besides being a candidate for EU accession, is a key partner in relation to the economy, trade and migration, as well as a strategic partneressential areas of joint interest, such as migration, public health, climate, counter – terrorism and regional issues;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 61 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas, in the aftermath of recent tensions between the EU and Turkey, particularly in relation to the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, the European Council offered to nurture a more positive dynamic in EU-Turkey relations by expressing readiness to engage with Turkey in a phased, proportionate and reversible manner in a number of areas of common interest, provided that the de-escalation of recent tensions between the EU and Turkey, particularly in relation to the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, is sustained and that Turkey engages constructively and subject to the established conditionalities set out in previous European Council conclusions;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 74 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas being a candidate country presumes a willingness to progressively approach in all aspects the values, interests, standards and policies of the EU; whereas an analysis of the EU’s reports in recent years reveal that Turkey’s distance from the EU’s values and its normative framework is still considerable and is even growing in fundamental areas such as the rule of law and human rights as well as good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 85 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas over the past year, EU- Turkey relations have on average remained stable, as enhanced cooperation and dialogue on a number of issues have coexisted with regular conflictsthe Council reiterated that Turkey continues to move further away from the European Union, and that Turkey’s accession negotiations have effectively come to a standstill and no further chapters can be considered for opening or closing, while according to the Commission, the underlying facts leading to this assessment still hold; nonetheless, dialogue and cooperation with Turkey increased in 2021; whereas this report reflects this situation by welcoming positive developments and pointing to further potential in the relationship, while signalling remaining problems, in particular as regards the rule of law and fundamental rights and good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 110 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Reiterates its concern about the persistent distance between the EU and Turkey, despite it being a candidate country, in terms of values and standards, and the continuing lack of political will to carry out the necessary reforms to address, in particular, the serious concerns about the rule of law and fundamental rights that continue to negatively affect the accession process; notes that, in addition to this, unilateral actions in breach of international law in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea as well as strong and provocative statements against the EU and its Member States have deteriorated EU-Turkey relations; considers that without clear progress in thisese fields, Parliament cannot envisage any resumption of accession negotiations with Turkey, which have effectively been at a standstill since 2018;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 129 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Notes, however, that there has been a slight improvement over the past year in overall EU-Turkey relations, which have on average remained stable, as enhanced cooperation and dialogue on a number of issues have coexisted with regular conflicts that good neighbourly relations form an essential part of moving towards the EU; notes that bilateral relations remained challenging with neighbouring EU Member States, particularly Greece and Cyprus; notes that tensions in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean were not conducive to good neighbourly relations and undermined regional stability and security; expresses its hope that this pattern of ‘conflictual cooperation’ can be overcome and replaced with a more positive dynamic;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 154 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Reiterates its firm conviction that Turkey is a country of strategic relevance in political, economic and foreign policy terms, a partner that is key for the stability of the wider region,the European Union’s strategic interest in a stable and secure environment in the Eastern Mediterranean and ain ally with which the EU wishes to pursue the best possible relationsthe development of a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship with Turkey; welcomes, in this view, the recent statements expressed at the highest level by the Turkish authorities about the recommitment of the Turkish Government to the EU path, but urges the Turkish authorities to put their words into action and demonstrate this commitment with specific facts and decisions;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 164 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Expresses concern over the current economic situation in Turkey, which through soaring inflation and a constantly rising cost of living is pushing a high and increasing number of people into hardship and poverty as reflected in the OECD 2021 Report on Turkey;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 302 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15 a. Calls on the Turkish authorities to promote positive and effective reforms in the area of the freedom of thought, conscience and religion by enabling religious communities to obtain legal personality, and by applying Venice Commission recommendations on the status of religious communities, all relevant ECtHR rulings and Council of Europe resolutions, including on the Greek Orthodox population of the islands of Gokceada (Imbros) and Bozcaada (Tenedos); notes that following the decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque in July 2020, another museum among the World Heritage Sites in Turkey was converted into a mosque; notes the recent developments with regard to the historical Panaghia Soumela Monastery, when images on social media depicted a foreign band dancing to disco music inside this monument, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative list; notes that no steps were taken to open the Halki (Heybeliada) Greek Orthodox Seminary, closed since 1971; reiterates its call on Turkey to respect the importance of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Orthodox Christians all over the world, to recognise its legal personality and the public use of the ecclesiastical title of the Ecumenical Patriarch; notes with concern that hate speech and hate crimes against Christians and Jews continued to be reported, Alevis faced hate crimes, and investigations in this regard remained ineffective
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 318 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Notes with great concernStrongly condemns the indictment refilled by Turkey’s Chief Public Prosecutor at the Constitutional Court seeking the dissolution of the HDP and a political ban on nearly 500 HDP members, including most of its current leadership, which would prevent them from conducting any kind of political activity in the next five years and that the HDP and its party organisations have been specifically and continuously targeted by the Turkish authorities, leading to a situation where over 4 000 HDP members are currently in prison; continues to strongly condemn the continued detention since November 2016 of Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, the former co-chairs of the HDP;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 368 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Commends the efforts made by Turkey to continue hosting the largest refugee population in the world; welcomes, in this regard, the continued provision of EU funding for refugees and host communities in Turkey, and expresses its commitment to sustain this support in the future; calls on Turkey to ensure the full and non-discriminatory implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement of 2016, including vis a vis the Republic of Cyprus, as well as to resume the readmission of returnees from the Greek islands interrupted in March 2020, and Turkey’s obligation to take any necessary measures to prevent new sea or land routes for illegal migration opening from Turkey to the EU, and its will to cooperate with neighbouring states as well as the EU to this effect and with fundamental rights as part of its implementation process; Believes that strengthening trade relations could bring concrete benefits to citizens in Turkey and the EU therefore takes note of the Commission’s proposal to work on a mandate on the potential upgrading of the Customs Union provided that it is implemented vis-à-vis all Member States would need to be based on strong conditionality related to human rights and fundamental freedoms and that it can only be envisaged following Turkey’s full implementation of the Additional Protocol to extend the Association Agreement towards all Member States without reserve and in a non-discriminatory fashion; stresses that both parties must be fully aware of this democratic conditionality from the very onset of any negotiations, as the Parliament will not give its consent to the final agreement without results on the aforementioned preconditions in this field; notes that visa liberalisation would constitute an important step towards facilitating people-to-people contacts and is of great importance for Turkish citizens, particularly for students, academics, business representatives and people with family ties in EU Member States; continues its support for the visa liberalisation process once the set conditions have been fully and effectively implemented and encourages the Turkish Government to fully comply with the 72 criteria identified in the visa liberalisation roadmap in a non-discriminatory manner towards all member-states; stresses that there has been very little real progress on the outstanding benchmarks still to be fulfilled by Turkey; notes that the new Action Plan on Human Rights foresees the acceleration of the fulfilment of the remaining benchmarks; stresses that the revision of Turkey’s anti-terrorism legislation and Data Protection Law are key conditions for ensuring fundamental rights and freedoms; regrets that as a result of Turkey’s instrumentalization of refugees a continuing increase in asylum applications was registered in Cyprus in 2021; notes that pending the full and effective implementation of the EU- Turkey Readmission Agreement vis-à-vis all Member States, existing bilateral readmission agreements and provisions in similar agreements and arrangements with EU Member States, should be adequately implemented; cooperation in the area of justice and home affairs with all EU Member States remains essential;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 370 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Commends the efforts made by Turkey to continue hosting the largest refugee population in the world; welcomes, in this regard, the continued provision of EU funding for refugees and host communities in Turkey, and expresses its commitment to sustain this support in the future; emphasises that the instrumentalisation of migrants and refugees cannot be accepted as a tool for political leverage and blackmail; notes that pending the full and effective implementation of the Joint EU – Turkey Statement of 2016 and the EU-Turkey Readmission Agreement vis-à-vis all Member States, existing bilateral readmission agreements and provisions in similar agreements and arrangements with Member States should be adequately implemented; effective border management, as well as the resumption of returns, continue to be priorities;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 407 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Acknowledges that Turkey can pursue its own foreign policy in line with its interests and goals, but expects this policy to be defended through diplomacy and dialogue based on international law and, as a candidate country, to be increasingly aligned with that of the EU; notes that Turkey’s CFSP alignment remained at very low levels and its increasingly assertive foreign policy continued to collide with the EU priorities under the CFSP, notably due to its support for military actions in the Caucasus, Syria, Libya and Iraq; notes that the EU has repeatedly stressed the need for Turkey to respect the sovereign rights of EU member states, which include entering into bilateral agreements and exploring and exploiting their natural resources in accordance with the EU acquis and international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea; stresses that Turkey needs to commit itself unequivocally to good neighbourly relations, international agreements and to the peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with the United Nations Charter, having recourse, if necessary, to the International Court of Justice;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 438 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Welcomes the decrease in tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean during the past year, but remains fully aware that these positive dynamics could be reversed at any moment while the underlying issues remain unresolved; condemns, in this regard, the continuous harassment and hindrance by Turkish warships of research vessels from performing surveys on the potential route of the East Med Pipeline, which is an energy project of EU Common Interest (PCI), within the EEZ/ continental shelf of Member States; calls on Turkey to respect the sovereignty of all EU Member States over their territorial sea and airspace as well as their sovereign rights, including inter alia the right to explore and exploit natural resources, in accordance with EU and international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which is part of the EU acquis; continues to urge Turkey to unequivocally commit to good neighborly relations, international agreements and to the peaceful settlement of disputes, having recourse, if necessary to the International Court of Justice and to refrain from any unilateral action or threats; supports, in this respect, the invitation by the Government of the Republic of Cyprus to Turkey to negotiate in good faith the maritime delimitation between their relevant coasts, or have recourse, to the International Court of Justice, and calls on Turkey to accept Cyprus’ invitation; reiterates its call on the Turkish Government to halt its plans for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which will be located in a region prone to severe earthquakes, therefore posing a major threat not only to Turkey, but also to the Mediterranean region; requests, accordingly, that the Turkish Government join the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention), which commits its parties to notifying and consulting each other about major projects under consideration that are likely to have a significant adverse environmental impact across borders; asks the Turkish Government, to this end, to involve or at least consult the governments of its neighbouring countries in relation to any further developments in the Akkuyu venture;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 448 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. WelcomNotes theat decrease in tensspite the initial indications towards a de-escalations in the Eastern Mediterranean during the past year, but remains fully aware that these positive dynamics could be reversed at any moment while the underlying issues remain unresolved tensions continued to remain high with Member States, in particular Greece and Cyprus;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 460 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. DeploRegrets the fact that the unresolved conflict in Cyprus is a major obstacle to EU-Cyprus problem remains unresolved and stresses that a solution in line with the relevant UNSC resolutions will have a positive impact on Turkey’s relations with the EU; reaffirms its view that the only sustainable solution to the Cyprus issue is that of a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement on the basis of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with a single international legal personality and political equality, as set out in relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and in accordance with international law and on the basis of respect for the principles on which the Union is founded and the acquis;; deeply regrets that Turkey has abandoned this UN frameworke agreed UN framework and its insistence to a two state solution in Cyprus and that it continues to violate UN Security Council resolutions, with unilateral, illegal and provocative actions including by the opening of the fenced off area of Varosha; notes that EU funding to Turkey will be subject to rules on conditionality, including for respecting the principles of the United Nations Charter, international law and European values and principles; praises the important work of the bi- communal Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) and calls on the Turkish authorities to advance their efforts to provide the CMP proprio motu and without delay with all information at their disposal relating to burial sites and any other places where remains might be found, including information in military archives;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 468 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Deplores the fact that the unresolved conflict in Cyprus isremains unresolved, constituting a major obstacle to EU-Turkey relations; reaffirms its view that the only sustainable solution to the Cyprus issue is that of a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement, including its external aspects, within the UN framework, on the basis of a bi- communal, bi-zonal federation with a single international legal personality and political equality, in accordance with international law and on the basis of respect for, with all relevant UNSC resolutions and in line with the principles on which the EUnion is founded and the acquis; deeply regrets that Turkey has abandoned this UN framework; the EU will continue to play an active role in supporting the process;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 477 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 a (new)
24 a. Strongly condemns Turkey’s unilateral actions in relation to Varosha that run contrary to the UN Security Council Resolutions and recalls the importance of the status of Varosha and the need for full respect of UN Security Council Resolutions, in particular Resolutions 550, 789 and 1251, as underlined by the 24 June 2021 European Council. The Council calls for the immediate reversal of these actions and the reversal of all steps taken on Varosha since October 2020;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 488 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 b (new)
24 b. Strongly condemns Turkey’s illegal activities in Greek and Cypriot waters, as well as its violations of the Greek national airspace, including overflights of inhabited areas, and its territorial sea, which violate both the sovereignty and the sovereign rights of an EU Member State and international law; expresses its full solidarity with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus; reaffirms the right of the Republic of Cyprus to enter into bilateral agreements on its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and explore and exploit its natural resources in full compliance with relevant international law; expresses its grave concern about the illegal Turkish fishing activities within Greek territorial waters in the Aegean Sea and the unregulated and unreported fishing activities of Turkish fishing fleets in international waters in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean; calls on all sides for a genuine collective engagement to negotiate the delimitation of EEZs and the continental shelf in good faith, fully respecting international law and the principle of good relations between neighbours; notes with regret that the casus belli declared by the TGNA against Greece in 1995 has not been withdrawn yet; welcomes the continuation of exploratory talks between Greece and Turkey, which seek to address, the delimitation of the continental shelf and the EEZ in line with international law; reiterates its call on the Turkish Government to sign and ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which is part of the European Union acquis; notes that the Council’s conclusions of 15 July 2019, in the light of Turkey’s continued and new illegal drilling activities, not to hold the Association Council and further meetings of the EU-Turkey high-level dialogues for the time being remain valid, urges Turkey to unequivocally commit to good neighbourly relations, international agreements and to the peaceful settlement of disputes, having recourse, if necessary, to the International Court of Justice; Turkey must stop all threats and actions that damage good neighbourly relations, normalise its relations with the Republic of Cyprus and respect the sovereignty of all EU Member States over their territorial sea and airspace as well as all their sovereign rights, including inter alia the right to explore and exploit natural resources, in accordance with EU and international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS);
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 498 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 c (new)
24 c. Strongly condemns the Turkish military interventions in Syria, which constitute grave violations of international law and risk undermining the stability and security of the region as a whole; calls on the Government of Turkey to end its illegal occupation of northern Syria and Afrin and to withdraw its military and paramilitary proxy forces; reiterates that security concerns cannot justify unilateral military action in a foreign country; recalls its position, as expressed in previous resolutions, on the introduction of an initiative in the Council for all EU Member States to halt the licencing of arms exports to Turkey in accordance with Council Common Position2008/944/CFSP;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 505 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 d (new)
24 d. Notes that the persistent foreign interference in Libya continued to challenge seriously the implementation of the UN-led Berlin process; Turkey claimed that the UN embargo provisions, the articles on withdrawal of foreign elements and the suspension of military training in the cease-fire agreement are not applicable to the legitimate government; on a regular basis, the Turkish Ministry of Defence issued statements on ongoing training with Libyan forces and the legitimate presence of Turkish military forces; the presence of mercenary forces was a complicating factor; Turkey maintained its unjustified opinion that Operation IRINI is not balanced and that it disproportionally targets the Government of National Accord. Turkey continued to assert the validity of the Turkish-Libyan maritime delimitation and military agreements of 2019 which the EU considers an infringement upon the sovereign rights of third States, not complying with the Law of the Sea and having no legal consequences for third States; the EU listed a Turkish shipping company in the framework of violations of the Libya weapons embargo;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 510 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 e (new)
24 e. Recalls the need for Turkey to address obligations as regards the implementation of the EU-Turkey Customs Union, ensuring its effective application to all Member States. regrets Turkey’s continued deviations from its obligations under the EU-Turkey Customs Union, and recalls that trade barriers or equivalent that are not in conformity with it should be removed without delay; recalls, in this sense, that the current customs union will not achieve its full potential until Turkey fully implements the Additional Protocol to extend the Ankara Agreement towards all Member States without reserve and in anon-discriminatory fashion in relation to all Member States, and until all existing trade irritants are resolved; stresses that a modernisation of the Customs Union would be beneficial for both parties and would keep Turkey economically and normatively anchored to the EU; reiterates that this modernisation would need to be based on strong conditionality related to human rights and fundamental freedoms as prescribed by the Copenhagen criteria on good neighbourly relations with the EU and all its Member States and on its non-discriminatory implementation;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 512 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 f (new)
24 f. Continues its support for the visa liberalization process once the set conditions have been met; points out that visa liberalization would constitute an important step towards facilitating people- to-people contacts and notes that it is of great importance, particularly for students, academics, business representatives and people with family ties in EU Member States, but stresses that there has been very little real progress on the six outstanding benchmarks still to be fulfilled by Turkey; asks the Government of Turkey to fully comply with these benchmarks in a non-discriminatory manner, including with regard to all EU Member States;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 519 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Insists that democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights should remain at the heart of EU-Turkey relations under any framework; reaffirms its support for keeping the accession process and its value-based approach as the main framework for EU-Turkey relations, as it is still the most powerful tool to exercise normative pressure and sustain the democratic and pro-European aspirations of Turkish society; nevertheless remains open to the possibility of both sides reviewing, in a realistic manner, the appropriateness of this framework and its ability to function, or, if necessary, exploring other possible models for future relations;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 545 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Notes that the current state of ‘conflictual cooperation’ in EU-Turkey relations is prone to producing unsatisfactory results; calls for a rebalancing of the relationship by building on the solid grounds for cooperation driven by mutual interests, and also by building confidence to address the lack of trust; believes that an orderly dispute settlement mechanism may be beneficial in such an overall framework and calls on the Commission to explore the creation of such a mechanism in accordance with obligations under the Negotiating Framework;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 547 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Notes that the varying priorities of the EU institutions set out in the existing frameworks governing EU-Turkey relations make it very difficult to find an effective way to move forward; deplores the lack of a long-term strategy, a coherent policy and consistent leadership towards Turkey in the EU and among all its institutions;deleted
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 557 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 a (new)
27 a. Believes that the EU should continue to pursue all possible instances of dialogue, common understanding and convergence of positions with Turkey; invites Turkey to engage in constructive and bona fide dialogue –including on issues of foreign policy where Turkey and the EU have been on opposing terms- with a view to once again finding common ground and a common understanding with the EU, restarting dialogue and cooperation on good neighbourly relations, and relaunching the process of reforms in Turkey; reiterates that, failing that, and in the event of renewed unilateral actions or provocations in breach of international law, the EU should use all the instruments and the options at its disposal, including targeted sanctions as a last resort, which should not have an adverse impact on the Turkish people, civil society or refugees in Turkey;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 559 #

2021/2250(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 b (new)
27 b. Considers that, as a necessary step in order to improve the overall state of relations, both sides need to use respectful language, make efforts to fight existing prejudices and misconceptions, and allow for a more objective and complete consideration of the other side’s image in the respective public opinion, reversing the mutually deteriorating perceptions; calls on this view on the Commission to launch a communication policy towards Turkish society aimed at raising awareness about the EU; stresses that a belligerent, revisionist and aggressive rhetoric only reinforces extreme positions on both sides and that a purely confrontational approach plays into the hands of those who are aiming to pull Turkey and the EU apart;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 65 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Underscores that the pace of EU accession is determined by the progress on the due functioning of all institutions and is grounded in the rule of law, good governance and fundamental rights; urges Albania to sustain and intensify efforts to reinforce the functioning of the judiciary, strengthen the rule of law and human rights, including the protection of persons belonging to minorities, counter corruption and organised crime, and ensure media freedom;
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 94 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Encourages the government to accelerate administrative preparations for the upcoming accession negotiations and to make the best possible use of assistance and transfer of know-how provided by EU Member States in this regard; stresses the importance of having in place coherent government structures to effectively coordinate EU integration matters; underlines the need to improve intra- service coordination, evaluation and monitoring of EU-related reforms, to advance decentralisation, country-wide modernisation and depoliticisation of the civil service and to enable conditions to conduct the upcoming population census;
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 97 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Welcomes the adoption to the Population Census Law and looks forward to the smooth conduct of the upcoming Population Census in full transparency and in line with international standards..
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 141 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Welcomes advances in ensuring equal opportunities and calls for further improvements in the enforcement of gender equality, property rights, data protection, and rights of people with disabilities and minority rights;
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 147 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Urges Albania to swiftly adopt and implement the remaining by-laws, related to the 2017 Framework Law on the protection of national minorities, in line with European standards and with the involvement of all relevant stakeholders.
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 153 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 b (new)
17b. Calls on Albania to continue the ongoing efforts to implement a comprehensive land sector reform and to consolidate property rights, in transparent manner by holding consultations with all relevant stakeholders, including by addressing cases of falsification of documents and swiftly advancing the process for registration and compensation.
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 224 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29 f (new)
29f. Recalls the urgency of the fight against drug trafficking networks in Albania, which are gaining increased international access.
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 276 #

2021/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 38
38. WelcomEncourages the Albanian Government’s to continued steps promoting good neighbourly relations, ands well as enhancing inclusive regional integration by developing a Regional Economic Area;
2022/03/11
Committee: AFET
Amendment 158 #

2021/2063(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Welcomes the inclusion of Greek bonds in the PEPP; notes, however, that they are still not eligible under the public sector purchase programme (PSPP) despite the significant progress made; calls on the ECB to reassess the eligibility of Greek bonds under the PSPP and to provide specific recommendations well in advance of the conclusion of the PEPP for their inclusion in the PSPP;
2021/10/13
Committee: ECON
Amendment 182 #

2021/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Notes that environmental sustainability, productivity, fairness, mitigation of regional inequalities, convergence of European economies and macroeconomic stability remain the guiding principles of the EU’s economic agenda; stresses, furthermore, that the digital transformation of our societies, businesses and economies is crucial in order to increase Europe’s productivity and competitiveness for a robust recovery, in line with the Digital Decade;
2021/07/15
Committee: ECON
Amendment 4 #

2021/0430(CNS)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 1 a (new)
(1 a) This Decision constitutes an important step in the implementation of the roadmap for the introduction of new own resources. It should be followed up by additional and complementary initiatives which make sure that proceeds from new own resources are at least sufficient for the repayments of the interest and principal of debts related to NextGenerationEU and that the distributive financial implications are acceptable to all Member States.
2022/09/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 6 #

2021/0430(CNS)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 2 a (new)
(2 a) There is a need to increase the level of income through new own resources to cater for the repayment costs of NextGenerationEU and the Social Climate Fund which is to be integrated into the MFF. However, legally and technically, the three new own resources will constitute general income in full compliance with the principle of universality of revenue.
2022/09/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 8 #

2021/0430(CNS)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 5
(5) To avoid an excessively regressive impact on contributions from the emissions trading, a maximum contribution should be established for eligible Member States until 2030. For the period from 2023 to 2027, Member States are eligible if the gross national income per capita, measured in purchasing power standard and calculated on the basis of Union figures for 2020 is below 90% of the EU average. For the period from 2028 to 2030, the gross national income per capita in 2025 should be used. The maximum contribution should be established by comparing Member States’ shares in the total emission trading based own resource with the shares of those Member States in the Union gross national income. A minimum contribution should be established for all Member States if their share of the total amount of ETS- based own resources is lower than 75% of their share in the Union gross national income.
2022/09/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 14 #

2021/0430(CNS)

Proposal for a decision
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1 – point b
Decision (EU, Euratom) 2020/2053
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point f
(f) the application of a uniform call rate equal to 75%[X%] of the revenues from the sale of certificates of the carbon border adjustment mechanism established by Regulation (EU) [XXX] of the European Parliament and of the Council18 . _________________ 18 3Regulation (EU) [XXX] of the European Parliament and of the Council on the carbon border adjustment mechanism.
2022/09/14
Committee: ECON
Amendment 144 #

2021/0213(CNS)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 21
(21) The Union and the Member States have concluded multilateral agreements regarding air services and air transport, or bilateral agreements with third countries. Those agreements include provisions related to the taxation of aviation fuel. Aviation fuel has traditionally had a privileged tax regime. The need to pursue the objectives of the Directive requires that, without prejudice to those international agreements, energy products and electricity supplied for intra-EU air navigation, except cargo-only flights should be taxed. The exemption for the fuel used by cargo-only flights is still needed in the absence of more efficient alternativeIn the absence of more efficient alternatives for energy products and electricity supplied to cargo and passenger flights, the tax exemption is still needed in order to pursue the objectives of this Directive without prejudice to the international commitments.
2022/04/08
Committee: ECON
Amendment 161 #

2021/0213(CNS)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 23 a (new)
(23 a) Adequate compensation is needed to alleviate the already high costs of island transport, taking into account equivalent island transport schemes.
2022/04/08
Committee: ECON
Amendment 334 #

2021/0213(CNS)

Proposal for a directive
Article 17 – paragraph 1 – point b – introductory part
(b) reductions in the level of taxation, which shall not go below the minima as set out in Table B and D of Annex I, to energy products and electricity used for the carriage of goods and passengers by rail, metro, tram and trolley bus, and for local public passenger transport, waste collection, armed forces and public administration, disabled people and ambulances;
2022/04/08
Committee: ECON
Amendment 335 #

2021/0213(CNS)

Proposal for a directive
Article 17 – paragraph 1 – point b – paragraph 1 a (new)
Armed forces should be exempted from taxation in order to ensure their operational capacity;
2022/04/08
Committee: ECON
Amendment 171 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 4
(4) Article 23 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union provides that equality between women and men must be ensured in all areas, including employment, work and pay, where Article 51 of the Charter emphasises the due regard for the principle of subsidiarity.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 230 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 12
(12) In order to remove obstacles for victims of gender pay discrimination to enforce their right to equal pay and guide employers in ensuring respect of this right, the core concepts related to equal pay, such as ‘pay’ and ‘work of equal value’, should be clarified in line with the case law of the Court. This should facilitate the application of these concepts, especially for small and medium-sizedmid-cap enterprises.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 276 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 18
(18) Member States should develop specific tools and methodologies to support and guide the assessment of what constitutes work of equal value. This should facilitate the application of this concept, especially for small and medium- sized enterprises.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 308 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 22
(22) Pay transparency measures should protect workers’ right to equal pay while limiting as much as possible costs and burden for employers, paying specific attention to micro and small enterprises. Where appropriate, measures should be tailored to the size of employers taking into account employers’ headcount.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 329 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 25
(25) Employers with at least 250 0 workers should regularly report on pay, in a suitable and transparent manner, such as including the information in their management report. Companies subject to the requirements of Directive 2013/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council52 may also choose to report on pay alongside other worker-related matters in their management report. _________________ 52 Directive 2013/34/EU, as amended by Directive 2014/95/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 as regards disclosure of non- financial and diversity information by certain large undertakings and groups (OJ L 330, 15.11.2014, p. 1).
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 344 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 27
(27) To reduce the burden on employers, Member States could decide to gather and interlink the necessary data through their national administrations allowing for a computation of the pay gap between female and male workers per employer. Such data gathering may require interlinking data from several public administrations (such as tax inspectorates and social security offices) and would be possible if administrative data matching employers’ (company/organisational level) to workers’ (individual level) data, including benefits in cash and in-kind, are available. Member States could decide to gather this information not only for those employers covered by the pay reporting obligation under this Directive, but also with regard to small and medium-sized enterprises. The publication of the required information by Member States should replace the obligation of pay reporting on those employers covered by the administrative data provided that the result intended by the reporting obligation is achieved.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 363 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 29
(29) Joint pay assessments should trigger the review and revision of pay structures in organisations with at least 2500 workers that show pay inequalities. The joint pay assessment should be carried out by employers in cooperation with workers’ representatives; if workers’ representatives are absent, they should be designated for this purpose. Joint pay assessments should lead to the elimination of gender discrimination in pay.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 424 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 41
(41) Litigation costs create a serious disincentive for victims of gender pay discrimination to claim their right to equal pay, leading to insufficient protection and enforcement of the right to equal pay. In order to remove this strong procedural obstacle to justice, successful claimants should be allowed to recover their procedural costs from the defendant. On the other hand, claimants should not be liable for successful defendant’s proceedings costs unless the claim was brought in bad faith, was clearly frivolous or if the non-recovery by the defendant would be considered unreasonable by the courts or other competent authorities under the specific circumstances of the case, for instance having regard to the financial situation of micro-enterprises.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 481 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 2
2. This Directive applies to all workers who have an employment contract or employment relationship as defined by law, collective agreements and/or practice in force in each Member State with consideration to the case-law of the Court of Justice.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 542 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that employers have pay structures in place ensuring that women and men are paid equally for the same work or work of equal value.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 570 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 4 – paragraph 3
3. The tools or methodologies shall allow assessing, in regard to the value of work, whether workers are in a comparable situation, on the basis of objective criteria regarding the requirements of the work which shall include educational, professional and training requirements, skills, effort and responsibility, work undertaken and the nature of the tasks involved and work undertaken. They shall not contain or be based on criteria which are based, whether directly or indirectly, on workers’ sex.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 572 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 4 – paragraph 4
4. Whenever differences in pay can be attributed to a single source establishing the pay conditions, the assessment whether workers are carrying out the same work or work of equal value shall not be limited to situations in which female and male workers work for the same employer but may be extended to that single source. The assessment shall also not be limited to workers employed at the same time as the worker concerned. Where no real comparator can be established, a comparison with a hypothetical comparator or the use of other evidence allowing to presume alleged discrimination shall be permitted.deleted
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 593 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. Applicants for employment shall have the right to receive from the prospective employer information about the initial pay level or its range, based on objective, gender-neutral criteria, to be attributed for the position concerned. Such information shall be indicated in a published job vacancy notice or otherwise provided to the applicant prior to the job interview without the applicant having to request it.deleted
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 599 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. Applicants for employment shall have the right to receive from the prospective employer information about the initial pay level or its range, based on objective, gender-neutral criteria, to be attributed for the position concerned. Such information shall be indicated in a published job vacancy notice or otherwise provided to the applicant prior to the job interview without the applicant having toprovided upon request it.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 606 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 2
2. An employer shall not, orally or in writing, personally or through a representative, ask applicants about their pay history during their previous employment relationships.deleted
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 617 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 1
The employer shall make easily accessible to its workers a description of the criteria used to determine pay levels and career progression for worker, whereby Member States shall give specific attention to micro-enterprises and SMEs. These criteria shall be gender-neutral.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 632 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 1
1. Workers in companies with more than 200 employees shall have the right to receive information on their individual pay level and the average pay levels, broken down by sex, for categories of workers doing the same work as them or work of equal value to theirs, in accordance with paragraphs 3 and 4. In the case of companies that are bound by and/or apply collective bargaining agreements, a reference to the applicable collective bargaining agreement shall suffice as information.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 646 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 2
2. Employers shall inform all workers, on an annual basiswithin a reasonable time frame, of their right to receive the information referred to in paragraph 1.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 661 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 4
4. Workers shall have the possibility to request the information referred to in paragraph 1 through their representatives or an equality body.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 676 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. Employers with at least 2500 workers shall provide the following information concerning their organisation, in accordance with paragraphs 2, 3, and 5:
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 721 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point g
(g) the pay gap between female and male workers by categories of workers broken down by ordinary basic salary and complementary or variable components. In the case of companies that are bound by and/or apply collective bargaining agreements, reference to the relevant collective bargaining agreement shall suffice.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 747 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 3
3. The employer shall publish the information referred to in paragraph 1, points (a) to (f) on an annual basievery three years, collectively bargained companies every five years in a user-friendly way on its website or shall otherwise make it publicly available. The information from the previous four years, if available, shall also be accessible upon request. In addition, the employer shall share this information with the monitoring body referred to in paragraph 6.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 760 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 5
5. The employer shall provide the information referred to in paragraph 1, point (g) to all workers and their representatives, as well as to the monitoring body referred to in paragraph 6. It shall provide it to the labour inspectorate and the equality body upon their request. The information from the previous four years, if available, shall also be provided upon request.deleted
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 772 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 6
6. Member States shall entrust the monitoring body designated pursuant to Article 26 to collect the data received from employers pursuant to paragraph 1, points (a) to (f) and to ensure that this data is public and allows a comparison between employers, sectors and regions of the Member State concerned in a user- friendly way.deleted
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 785 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 7
7. Workers and their representatives, labour inspectorates and equality bodies shall have the right to ask the employer for additional clarifications and details regarding any of the data provided, including explanations concerning any gender pay differences. The employer shall respond to such request within a reasonable time by providing a substantiated reply. Where gender pay differences are not justified by objective and gender-neutral factors, the employer shall remedy the situation in close cooperation with the. Member States may foresee that workers’ representatives, the labour inspectorate and/or the equality body may be involved in this procedure.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 787 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 7
7. Workers and their representatives, and labour inspectorates and equality bodies shall have the right to ask the employer for additional clarifications and details regarding any of the data provided, including explanations concerning any gender pay differences. The employer shall respond to such request within a reasonable time by providing a substantiated reply. Where gender pay differences are not justified by objective and gender-neutral factors, the employer shall remedy the situation in close cooperation with the workers’ representatives, the labour inspectorate and/or the equality body.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 801 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 9 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. Member States shall take appropriate measures to ensure that employers with at least 2500 workers conduct, in cooperation with their workers’ representatives, a joint pay assessment where both of the following conditions are met:
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 822 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 9 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. A presumption of appropriateness applies to companies that are bound by or apply collective bargaining agreements.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 851 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 9 – paragraph 4
4. If the joint pay assessment reveals differences in average pay for equal work or work of equal value between female and male workers which cannot be justified by objective and gender-neutral criteria, the employer shall remedy the situation, in close cooperation with the workers’ representatives, labour inspectorate, and/or equality body within a reasonable time frame. Such action shall include the establishment of gender-neutral job evaluation and classification to ensure that any direct or indirect pay discrimination on grounds of sex is excluded.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 853 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 9 – paragraph 4
4. If the joint pay assessment reveals differences in average pay for equal work or work of equal value between female and male workers which cannot be justified by objective and gender-neutral criteria, the employer shall remedy the situation, in close cooperation with the workers’ representatives, labour inspectorate, and/or equality body. Such action shall include the establishment of gender-neutral job evaluation and classification to ensure that any direct or indirect pay discrimination on grounds of sex is excluded.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 885 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 13
Procedures on behalf or in support of 1. Member States shall ensure that associations, organisations, equality bodies and workers’ representatives or other legal entities which have, in accordance with the criteria laid down by national law, a legitimate interest in ensuring equality between men and women, may engage in any judicial or administrative procedure to enforce any of the rights or obligations related to the principle of equal pay between men and women for equal work or work of equal value. They may act on behalf or in support of a worker who is victim of an infringement of any right or obligation related to the principle of equal pay between men and women for equal work or work of equal value, with the latter’s approval. 2. Equality bodies and workers’ representatives shall also have the right to act on behalf or in support of several workers, with the latter’s approval.Article 13 deleted workers
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 902 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 14 – paragraph 2
2. The compensation or reparation referred to in paragraph 1 shall ensure real and effective compensation for the loss and damage sustained, in a way which is dissuasive and proportionate to the damage suffered.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 912 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 15 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) an injunction order establishing an infringement of any right or obligation related to the principle of equal pay between men and women for equal work or work of equal value and stopping the infringement;deleted
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 921 #

2021/0050(COD)

2. Member States shall ensure that, in any legal or administrative proceedings concerning direct or indirect discrimination, where an employer failed to comply with any of the rights or obligations related to pay transparency set out in Articles 5 through 9 of this Directive, it shall be for the employere to prove that there has been no such discrimination.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 923 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 16 – paragraph 3
3. The claimant shall benefit from any doubt that might remain.deleted
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 936 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 18 – paragraph 2
2. Limitation periods shall not begin to run before the violation of the principle of equal pay between men and women for equal work or for work of equal value or infringement of the rights or obligations under this Directive has ceased and the claimant knows, or can reasonably be expected to know, about the violation or infringement.deleted
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 947 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 18 – paragraph 3
3. Member States shall ensure that the limitation periods for bringing claims are set at threone years at leamost.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 949 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 18 – paragraph 4
4. Member States shall ensure that a limitation period is suspended or, depending on national law, interrupted, as soon as a claimant undertakes action by lodging a claim or bringing the claim to the attention of the employer, workers’ representatives, labour inspectorate or equality body.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 952 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 19
Claimants who prevail on a pay discrimination claim shall have the right to recover from the defendant, in addition to any other damages, reasonable legal and experts’ fees and costs. Defendants who prevail on a pay discrimination claim shall not have the right to recover any legal and experts’ fees from the claimant(s) and costs, unless the claim was brought in bad faith, was clearly frivolous or where such non-recovery is considered manifestly unreasonable under the specific circumstances of the case.Article 19 deleted Legal and judicial costs
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 967 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 20 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall lay down the rules on penalties applicable to infringements of national provisions adopted pursuant to this Directive and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that they are implemented. The penalties provided for shall be effective, and proportionate and dissuasive. Member States shall, without delay, notify the Commission of those rules and of those measures and of any subsequent amendment affecting them.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 975 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 20 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. Member States shall ensure that fines are applied to infringements of the rights and obligations relating to equal pay for the same work or work of equal value. They shall set a minimum level for such fines ensuring real deterrent effect. The level of the fines shallmay take into account:
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 1025 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 26 – paragraph 3 – point b
(b) to tackle the causes of the gender pay gap and devise tools to help analyse and assess pay inequalities;deleted
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 1031 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 26 – paragraph 3 – point c
(c) to aggregate data received from employers pursuant to Article 8(6), and publish this data in a user-friendly manner;deleted
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 1057 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 27 – paragraph 1
This Directive shall not affect in any way the right to negotiate, conclude and enforce collective agreements and to take collective action in accordance with national law or practice. Collectively agreed pay regulations shall be subject to the presumption that discrimination on the basis of gender is excluded. Activities which are assigned to different remuneration groups on the basis of collective bargaining agreements shall not be regarded as equal or equivalent.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 1084 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 31 – paragraph 2
2. When informing the Commission, Member States shall also accompany it with a summary of the results of their assessment regarding the impact of their transposition act on small and medium- sizedmid-cap enterprises and a reference to where such assessment is published.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 41 #

2020/2259(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas tax morale is generally higher in countries that tax more heavily, which is evidence for the willingness of citizens to pay tax in return for effective public services9 ; _________________ 9 https://www.oecd- ilibrary.org/sites/0533eea9- en/index.html?itemId=/content/component/ 0533eea9-enwhere citizens get effective public services for their taxes and accordingly show a greater willingness to pay more;
2021/04/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 65 #

2020/2259(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are particularly affected by the complexities of the tax system and tax compliance, disproportionately sotaking into account their limited resources compared to those of multinational enterprises (MNEs);
2021/04/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 112 #

2020/2259(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Reiterates that taxing wealth where it is produced, will allow governments to increase citizens' tax morale while offering a level playing field for their SMEs, that struggle to copy with unfair competition from MNEs. Progress on the CCCTB file already voted in the European Parliament is long overdue;
2021/04/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 116 #

2020/2259(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Observes that in spite of the numerous calls for shifting taxation from labour to pollution, revenues from taxes on pollution and resources in particular have remained very low, and yet they offer a potential source for increasing revenue through the application of the ‘polluter pays’ principle and are difficult to evade owing to the character of the tax base; Stresses that the "polluter pays" principle should not be applied in a way that leads to the transfer of the major part of the additional taxes to the consumer;
2021/04/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 227 #

2020/2259(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Welcomes the Commission’s soon- to-be-published revision of the Energy Taxation Directive17 ; calls on Member States to agree to close tax exemptions for aviation and maritime fuels, increase minimum rates and restore the level playing field; calls on the Commission to launch a proposal for a progressive European kerosene tax; calls on the Commission and Member States to launc independent studies concerning the impact on world commerce and tourism of the eventual closing of tax exemptions for aviation and maritime fuels; _________________ 17 OJ L 283, 31.10.2003, p. 51.
2021/04/16
Committee: ECON
Amendment 13 #

2020/2127(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Emphasises the curative nature of the EUSF, and therefore the need for effective synergies with other Union policies and programmes, in particular the European Green Deal and those supporting disaster prevention and risk management; calls for a revision of the EUSF to ensure that ‘build back better’ is incentivised, declaring that no funds will be assigned to repairing damage without a study on the viability of the projects;
2021/06/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 18 #

2020/2127(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Regrets the lack of visibility of the EUSF, which means the role of the Union is not always clearly demonstrated; regrets that the EUSF Regulation contains neither an obligation to publicise EUSF support nor any reporting requirement on this., declaring 1% of the total expenditure to be targeted at national media and other outlets to inform EU citizens about EU support;
2021/06/07
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 17 #

2020/2122(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas overall, with certain exemptions, the banking sector has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic with resilience, mostly founded on the regulatory reforms enacted since the global financial crisis and further supported by extraordinary public policy relief measures and capital conservation practices;
2021/05/27
Committee: ECON
Amendment 148 #

2020/2122(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls for a well-orchestrated shift from pandemic relief to recovery support tools, without which the outcome of the recovery might be compromised;
2021/05/27
Committee: ECON
Amendment 233 #

2020/2122(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Stresses that banks should diligently assess the financial soundness and viability of businesses, proactively engage with distressed debtors to manage their exposures, and offer financing and restructuring options to viable companies, upon fulfilment of the abovementioned criteria banks should ensure adequate credit transmissions from the eurosystem to the real economy;
2021/05/27
Committee: ECON
Amendment 325 #

2020/2122(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Invites the Commission to reflect on the potential fortake the initiative in promoting further harmonisation of specific aspects of existing national insolvency laws in order to ensure a consistent and effective application of the crisis management framework;
2021/05/27
Committee: ECON
Amendment 349 #

2020/2122(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35
35. Notes the importance of depositors across the Banking Union enjoying the same level of protection of their savings; takes note of the Commission proposal to further strengthen citizens’ confidence in the protection of deposits by introducing an EDIS, which would de facto prove the effectiveness of the pillars of the Banking Union;
2021/05/27
Committee: ECON
Amendment 19 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 37 a (new)
— having regard to the European Auditor's Special Report 03/2018 Audit of the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure (MIP),
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 20 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 37 b (new)
— having regard to the European Court of Auditor's Special Report 16/2020: The European Semester – Country Specific Recommendations address important issues but need better implementation,
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 90 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Calls for a continued expansionary fiscal stance for as long as needed and for it to be shifted to support the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and a green, digital and inclusive transformation while ensuring fiscal sustainability; considers that the fiscal support measures should become more targeted as the recovery progresses; calls on the Commission not to have the general escape clause activated longer than strictly necessary; calls on the Commission to develop a credible exit strategy from the crisis measures;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 94 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Calls for a continued expansionary fiscal stance for as long as needed and for it to be shifted to support the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and a green, digital and inclusive transformation, which will promote regional development, while ensuring fiscal sustainability;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 112 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Welcomes the coordinated policy response of governments and EU institutions aimed at avoiding a sharp increase in corporate insolvencies and unemployment; warns that an abrupt and uncoordinated withdrawal of support measures could lead to financial distressslow down the speed of the economic recovery; points out, however, that the robust fiscal response to the Covid-19 crisis raises new concerns in relation to debt sustainability;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 119 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Notes that the increased private and public debt levels due to the pandemic are a burden for future generations and might be a drag on the recovery;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 166 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Highlights that public debt levels have increased and that some Member States already have a sizeable debt legacy; notes with concern that the average debt- to-GDP ratio of EU Member States will surpass 100% in 2021; notes that circumstances have changed since the Maastricht criteria were defined and that inflation and interest rate levels are considerably lower today; points out that this environment will not necessarily last going forward and that the interest rate environment can change fast, while reducing debt levels may take a considerable period of time;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 182 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Stresses that debt service costs are expectedlikely to remain low for the foreseeablenear future and primary deficits are likely tomay be offset by favourable interest-growth differentials; further considers that as long as the differentials are negative it is possible to sustain and progressively reduce high debt levels; points out though that some Member States have had structural problems to achieve sufficiently high growth rates in the past;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 198 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Recalls the importance of growth- enhancing policies and public investment aimed at increasing growth potential and achieving the EU’s objectives; underlines the need for ensuring the flow of EU funds towards the real economy through banks that are willing and able to respect EU policies and ECB guidelines;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 210 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Stresses the importance of pursuing a broad and transparent DSA, transparent and thorough debt sustainability assessment in order to set an appropriate country-specific path, using innovative tools and techniques such as stress tests and stochastic analysis to better reflect risks to public debt dynamics;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 213 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14a. Points out that the metrics at the heart of the economic governance framework must be easily observable and controllable by political decision makers in order to increase transparency and comprehensibility for both policy makers and the public; notes that concepts such as an output gap analysis do not satisfy those criteria;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 265 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Proposes an expenditure rule with a 20 20 ceiling on nominal public expenditure when a country’s public debt exceeds a certain threshold; proposes that in such a case, the annual expenditure growth rate of that Member State shall be two percentage points lower than the average GDP growth rate of the past three years; _________________ 20 A ceiling fixed for 3-5 years that would depend on the expected potential output growth, expected inflation and the distance from the debt anchor.
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 274 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Notes that the country-specific path outcome should result from a discussion between each Member State and the Commission, after a consultation with the EFB in the context of the European Semester; considers that the expenditure rule should also include a correction mechanism to remove cyclical items;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 288 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Proposes, in line with the EFB, ‘ onthat the general escape clause, should only be triggered based on an independent and thorough economic judgeassessment; notes however, that such assessment should be based on pre-defined metrics, thresholds and procedures;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 363 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 a (new)
26a. Agrees with the European Court of Auditor's assessment that although the MIP is generally well designed, the Commission is not implementing it in such a way as to ensure the effective prevention and correction of imbalances1a; _________________ 1a https://www.eca.europa.eu/Lists/ECADoc uments/SR18_03/SR_MIP_EN.pdf
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 400 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Calls for a renewed European Semester as the main economic and social policy coordination framework supporting the EU’s long-standing goals of fiscal sustainability and upward convergence with stronger national ownership; calls for more rigorous democratic scrutiny and for Parliament’s full involvement in defining the overarching goals and the guidancethe European Semester to focus on fiscal discipline, competitiveness and structural reforms;
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 407 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 a (new)
30a. Agrees with the European Court of Auditor's assessment that the Country Specific Recommendations in the European Semester are a useful tool, but need better implementation1a; _________________ 1a https://www.eca.europa.eu/en/Pages/DocI tem.aspx?did=54357
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 414 #

2020/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. Calls for more involvement of national productivity councils in the MIP process;deleted
2021/04/23
Committee: ECON
Amendment 14 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 17 a (new)
— having regard to the amending budget No 5/2020 of the European Union for the financial year 2020, on the mobilization of the Contingency Margin in 2020 to provide continued humanitarian support to refugees in Turkey, as set out in document 8857/2020,
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 18 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
A a. whereas in June 2020, the Amending Budget (DAB) No 5 for the year 2020 was adopted by the Council, in order to continue providing support to refugees and host communities in response to the Syria crisis; Under the MFF Heading 4, Global Europe, EUR 100 million in commitment and payment appropriations will be provided as resilience support to refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon whereas EUR 485 million in commitment appropriations and EUR 68 million in payment appropriations will be provided to ensure the continuation of the urgent humanitarian support to refugees in Turkey;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 54 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Recalls that the Turkey Facility is made up of two tranches of EUR 3 billion each; regrets the fact that, unlike in the first tranche 2016-2017, where the EU budget contributed EUR 1 billion and Member States EUR 2 billion, in the second tranche 2018-2019 the ratio of contributions was reversed, to the detriment of existing Union projects;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 122 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Welcomes the fact that the EUTF for Africa has contributed to the triple humanitarian-development-peace nexus approach, which was not possible with the EU financial instruments under the previous MFF;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 188 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Reiterates its request that Turkey respect the principle of non-refoulement, in particular on the Syrian border, and that it not use the flows of refugees against the EUdoes not instrumentalize the migratory flows against the EU, for political purposes, and that it abides fully by the EU-Turkey statement especially with regard to the effective prevention of flows, dismantle of smuggling networks, control of its borders and acceptance of returns, in a non- discriminatory manner;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 212 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22 a (new)
22 a. Welcomes the Council’s extended invitation to the Commission to present a proposal to the Council for the continuation of financing for Syrian refugees in Turkey, as well as in Jordan, Lebanon and other parts of the region;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 250 #

2020/2045(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Expects the Commission to fully make use of the possibilities afforded by the programme-based approach under the geographic pillar of the NDICI-Global Europe and IPA III, complemented by global thematic programming, rapid response funding and the large unprogrammed reserve under the NDICI- Global Europe;
2021/05/05
Committee: AFETDEVEBUDG
Amendment 139 #

2020/1998(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 52 a (new)
52 a. Strongly condemns Turkey’s repeated provocations and violations of Greek and Cypriot sovereignty. Calls to continue the freezing of Union’s accession negotiations with Turkey according to the latest decision of the European Parliament and to adjust its position on the budget lines dedicated to Turkey by suspending pre-accession funding on the domains of Democracy & governance, Rule of law & fundamental rights where the Commission recognizes lack of political will. The funds may be reallocated to support civil society and non-state actors and sectors which still may have great impact on the EU – Turkey cooperation.
2020/10/20
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 162 #

2020/0340(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) Furthermore, it isn order to preserve fair competition and an open market economy it is of utmost importantce to protect commercially sensitive data of non- personal nature, notably trade secrets, but also non-personal data representing content protected by intellectual property rights from unlawful access that may lead to IP theft or industrial espionage. In order to ensure the protection of fundamental rights or interests of data holders, non-personal data which is to be protected from unlawful or unauthorised access under Union or national law, and which is held by public sector bodies, should be transferred only to third-countries where appropriate safeguards for the use of data are provided. Such appropriate safeguards should be considered to exist when in that third- country there are equivalent measures in place which ensure that non-personal data benefits from a level of protection similar to that applicable by means of Union or national law in particular as regards the protection of trade secrets and the protection of intellectual property rights. To that end, the Commission may adopt implementingdelegated acts that declare that a third country provides a level of protection that is essentially equivalent to those provided by Union or national law. The assessment of the level of protection afforded in such third-country should, in particular, take into consideration the relevant legislation, both general and sectoral, including concerning public security, defence, national security and criminal law concerning the access to and protection of non-personal data, any access by the public authorities of that third country to the data transferred, the existence and effective functioning of one or more independent supervisory authorities in the third country with responsibility for ensuring and enforcing compliance with the legal regime ensuring access to such data, or the third countries’ international commitments regarding the protection of data the third country concerned has entered into, or other obligations arising from legally binding conventions or instruments as well as from its participation in multilateral or regional systems. The existence of effective legal remedies for data holders, public sector bodies or data sharing providers in the third country concerned is of particular importance in the context of the transfer of non-personal data to that third country. Such safeguards should therefore include the availability of enforceable rights and of effective legal remedies.
2021/04/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 167 #

2020/0340(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) In cases where there is no implementingdelegated act adopted by the Commission in relation to a third country declaring that it provides a level of protection, in particular as regards the protection of commercially sensitive data and the protection of intellectual property rights, which is essentially equivalent to that provided by Union or national law, the public sector body should only transmit protected data to a re-user, if the re-user undertakes obligations in the interest of the protection of the data. The re-user that intends to transfer the data to such third country should commit to comply with the obligations laid out in this Regulation even after the data has been transferred to the third country. To ensure the proper enforcement of such obligations, the re- user should also accept the jurisdiction of the Member State of the public sector body that allowed the re-use for the judicial settlement of disputes.
2021/04/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 249 #

2020/0340(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 40
(40) In order to successfully implement the data governance framework, a European Data Innovation Board should be established, in the form of an expert group. The Board should consist of representatives of the Member States, the Commission and representatives of relevant data spaces and specific sectors (such as health, agriculture, transport and statistics). The European Data Protection Board should be invited to appoint a representative to the European Data Innovation Board. A data innovation advisory council should be established as a sub-group of the Board consisting of relevant representatives from industry, research, standardisation organisations and other relevant stakeholders. That council should support the work of the Board by providing advice relating to the exchange of data, and in particular on how to best protect commercially sensitive data of non-personal nature, notably trade secrets, but also non-personal data representing content protected by intellectual property rights from unlawful access that may lead to IP theft or industrial espionage.
2021/04/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 451 #

2020/0340(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2 a (new)
(2 a) The single information point may establish a separate, simplified and well- documented information channel for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), addressing their needs and capabilities in requesting the re-use of the categories of data referred to in Article 3 (1).
2021/04/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 497 #

2020/0340(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 10
(10) The competent authority may charge fees. Such fees shall be proportionate and objective and be based on the administrative costs related to the monitoring of compliance and other market control activities of the competent authorities in relation to notifications of data sharing services. The competent authority may also charge discounted fees or allow free of charge notification for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
2021/04/28
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 48 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Recital D
D. whereas the excessive and incorrecinefficient use of antibiotics, particularly in livestock farming, and more generally poor practices in both human and veterinary medicine, have progressively rendered antimicrobial resistance a massive threat to human and animal health;
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 60 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Recital G
G. whereas there is sufficient evidence that action should be taken to reduce the riskenvironmental impact from some pharmaceuticals in substances, which can pose a risk to the environment;
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 77 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Paragraph 3
3. Notes however with concern the veryTakes note of the soft nature of the measurerecommendations included in the communication; considers that legislative measures are needed in addition to non-legislative measures to properly tackle pharmaceutical pollution as these are driven by objectives to pursue, whereas the measures to be taken are of member state competence; considers that effective measures are needed to mitigate the impacts of pharmaceuticals in the environment;
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 89 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Paragraph 5
5. Considers that a holisticmulti-stakeholder approach is needed to tackle pharmaceutical pollutionthe impacts of pharmaceuticals in the environment, taking into account the entire life cycle of drugs; stresses that regulatory actions have to be taken in line with the precautionary principle; highlights that the polluter pays principle should apply, primarily covering the manufacturing process, but by designing and implementing a policy mix that combines source-directed, use-oriented and end-of-pipe-measures using a combination of voluntary, economic and regulatory instruments; and also incentiviszing better prescription practices and consumer behaviour;
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 152 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Paragraph 15
15. Calls on Member States and the Commission to support the research and development of pharmaceuticals intrinsically less harmful for the environment (‘greener pharmaceuticals’), which degrade more readily, into harmless substances, in wastewater treatment plants and the environment;
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 202 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Paragraph 27
27. Considers that the overall per capita drug consumption should be reduced, without jeopardising patients’ healthpharmaceutical consumption should be monitored transparently in order to support and encourage responsible use of medicines based on evidence in order to avoid over- consumption; is of the opinion that the overall per animal veterinary medicines consumption should also decrease;
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 232 #

2019/2816(RSP)


Paragraph 32
32. Is concerned that monitoring of pharmaceuticals in the environment is still very limited; stresses the need to strengthen post-marketing control mechanisms into comprehensive monitoring, also with regard to environmental effects, as the current surveillance system (pharmacovigilance) is notsuch as environmental monitoring, to adequately and systematically covering the environmental data deficit;
2020/01/30
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 174 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Stresses that current migration flows, especially at EU external borders, are proof of the need to increase funding for monitoring and safeguarding EU borders over the coming years; Is concerned that, in the course of the 2021-2027 MFF negotiations, the Council is seeking to significantly reduce the funding proposed by the Commission for guarding EU borders, regardless of the ever-increasing migration and refugee flows;
2020/03/04
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 187 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 b (new)
11b. Notes that assistance and funding for the monitoring and safeguarding of EU external borders in order to deal with migrant flows will need to be stepped up in 2021, as reflected in this year's proposal for an extra EUR 700 million and immediate support for Frontex, while the influx of migrants at the EU border with Turkey is projected to swell dramatically in the near future;
2020/03/04
Committee: BUDG
Amendment 6 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 11
– having regard to the Presidency conclusEU-Western Balkans Summit Declarations of the Thessaloniki European Council of 19 and, 201 June 2003, concerning the prospect of the Western Balkan countries joining the European Union,
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 71 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point a
(a) to enhance the accession process by ensuring that it strengthens fundamental values and brings sustainable democratic and economic transformation and social convergence, and by making sure that the internal reform of the EU and its enlargement run in parallel; Good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation remain essential elements of the Enlargement Process, as well as of the Stabilization and Association Process;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 85 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point b
(b) to ensure that the enhanced methodology sustains fully-fledged EU membership as the final goal and that the EU sets clear andmore predictable rules and criteria and applies them consistently, thus restoring its credibilityand credible criteria based on positive and negative conditionality, and reversibility making the accession process more dynamic and subject to strict and continuous evaluation;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 99 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point d
(d) to provide clear and consistent accession benchmarks as well as continued support throughout the process, and to improve the measuring of progress, ensuring that each accession country is assessed on the basis of itsbased on strict and fair conditionality and the principle of own merits;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 146 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point j
(j) to consider introducing qualified majority voting on EU accession issues and maintaining the unanimity rule in the Council only for the opening and closing of accession negotiations;deleted
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 180 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point n
(n) to immediately open accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia before the upcoming EU- Western Balkans Summit of Zagreb, in May 2020, based on the positive evaluation of the progress made and of the fulfilment of the conditions identified by the EU;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 193 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point o
(o) to grant visa liberalisation to Kosovo1a, as the benchmarks have been fulfilled; __________________ 1athis designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and in line with UNSCR 1244/199 and ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of independence;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 200 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point p
(p) to bring the primacy of democracy and the rule of law back to the very centre of the enlargement process by opening first and closing last the chapters related to the judiciary, corruption and organised crime, as well as those related to respect for humanthe protection of human rights including rights belonging to minorities and property rights and media freedom;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 256 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point x
(x) to increase EU engagement in solving outstanding bilateral issues and to urge the Western Balkan countries to commit to reconciliation and peaceful solutions to longstanding disputes;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 275 #

2019/2210(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point z
(z) to promote and actively support the implementation of anti-discrimination policies and to insist on the prosecution of hate crimes; to encourage swifter progress towards gender equality, and in tackling discrimination and ensuring social inclusion of ethnicnational and religious minorities, people with disabilities, Roma and LGBTQI+ people by establishing inclusive policies to protect the fundamental rights of citizens;
2020/03/02
Committee: AFET
Amendment 4 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 a (new)
- having regard to its recent Resolution of 26 November 2020 on escalating tensions in Varosha following the illegal actions by Turkey and the urgent need for the resumption of talks,
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 7 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5
- having regard to the Negotiating Framework for Turkey of 3 October 2005, and to the fact that, as is the case for all candidate countries, Turkey’s accession to the EU depends on full compliance with the Copenhagen criteria, and to the need to normalize its relations with all EU Member States , including the Republic of Cyprus;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 11 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 a (new)
- having regard to the declaration issued by the European Community and its Member States on 21 September 2005, following the declaration made by Turkey upon signature on 29 July 2005 of the Ankara Protocol, including the provision that recognition of all Member States is a necessary component of the accession process, and the need for Turkey to fully implement the Additional Protocol to the Ankara Agreement in relation to all Member States, by removing all obstacles to the free movement of goods, without restrictions or discrimination,
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 15 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 b (new)
- having regard to the Council Conclusions of 26 June 2018 and 18 June 2019 to the effect that the accession negotiations effectively come to a standstill and no further chapters can be considered for opening or closing and no further work towards the modernisation of the EU-Turkey Customs Union is foreseen,
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 20 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 6
- having regard to the Council conclusions of 26 June 2018 and 18 June 2019 on enlargement and stabilisation and association process, to the Council Conclusions of 15 July and 14 October 2019 on Turkey’s illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, to the European Council conclusions of 12 December 2019, 1-2 and 15-16 October 2020, to the statements of the EU Foreign Ministers of 15 May 2020 and 14 August 2020 on the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, to the outcome of the informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) of 28 August 2020, and to all previous relevant Council and European Council conclusions,
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 21 #

2019/2176(INI)

- having regard to the Council conclusions of 26 June 2018 and 18 June 2019 on enlargement and stabilisation and association process, to the Council Conclusions of 15 July and 14 October 2019 on Turkey’s illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, to the European Council conclusions of 12 December 2019, 1-2 and 15-16 October 2020, to the statements of the EU Foreign Ministers of 15 May 2020 and 14 August 2020 on the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, to the outcome of the informal meeting of EU Foreign Ministers (Gymnich) of 28 August 2020, and to all previous relevant Council and European Council conclusions,
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 48 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas being a candidate country presumes a willingnessthe commitment to progressively approachlign in all aspects with the values, interests, standards and policies and the acquis of the EU;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 74 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas, in spite of this principled stance by Parliament and all of the current circumstances, the European Council, in its conclusions of 1-2 October 2020, offered Turkey a renewed and broad positive agenda, provided that constructive efforts by Turkey to stop illegal activities vis-à-vis Greece and Cyprus are sustained, in a further attempt to restore our relations;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 75 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas, in spite of this principled stance by Parliament and all of the current circumstances, the European Council, in its conclusions of 1-2 October 2020, offered Turkey a renewed and broad positive agenda, provided that constructive efforts by Turkey to stop illegal activities vis-à-vis Greece and Cyprus are sustained, in a further attempt to restore our relations;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 80 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas, the European Council, in the same conclusions, highlighted that, in case of renewed unilateral actions or provocations in breach of international law by Turkey, the EU will use all the instruments and the options at its disposal, including in accordance with Article 29 TEU and Article 215 TFEU, in order to defend its interests and those of its Member States, and take decisions as appropriate at the latest at its December meeting;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 81 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas, the European Council, in the same conclusions, highlighted that, in case of renewed unilateral actions or provocations in breach of international law by Turkey, the EU will use all the instruments and the options at its disposal, including in accordance with Article 29 TEU and Article 215 TFEU, in order to defend its interests and those of its Member States, and take decisions as appropriate at the latest at its December meeting;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 133 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Is deeply concerned that, over the years, the lack of progress in Turkey’s convergence has now transformed into a full withdrawal, marked by a stark regression in three main areas: backsliding on the rule of law and fundamental rights, adopting regressive institutional reforms and pursuing a war-mongering and confrontational foreign policy; is further concerned by the fact that this regression has increasingly been accompanied by an explicit anti-EU narrative; calls, in this context, on Turkey to reassess the sincerity of its commitment to the EU path, as an indispensable component of the viability of the entire accession process;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 173 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Regrets the current lack of understanding between the EU and Turkey, but reaffirms its firm conviction that Turkey ithe EU has a strategic neighbourinterest in a stable and secure environment in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the development of a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship with Turkey with which the EU wishes to have the best possible relations; Pursuing dialogue in good faith and abstaining from unilateral actions which run counter to the EU interests and violate international law, the sovereignty and the sovereign rights of EU Member States is an absolute requirement in this regard;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 174 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Regrets the current lack of understanding between the EU and Turkey, but reaffirms its firm conviction that Turkey ithe EU has a strategic neighbour and ally with which the EU wishes to have the best possible relations; interest in a stable and secure environment in the Eastern Mediterranean and in the development of a cooperative and mutually beneficial relationship with Turkey with which the EU should build the best possible relations; Pursuing dialogue in good faith and abstaining from unilateral actions which run counter to the EU interests and violate international law, the sovereignty and the sovereign rights of EU Member States is an absolute requirement in this regard;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 219 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Believes that this fundamental area, which is at the core of the accession process, cannot be disconnected and isolated from overall relations and that it remains along with the full respect of international law and the fundamental principle of good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation, the main obstacles to progress on any positive agenda that could be offered to Turkey;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 220 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Believes that this fundamental area, which is at the core of the accession process, cannot be disconnected and isolated from overall relations and that it remains along with the full respect of international law and the fundamental principle of good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation, the main obstacles to progress on any positive agenda that could be offered to Turkey;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 230 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Notes with deep concern that, despite the formal lifting of the state of emergency in July 2018, its impact on democracy and fundamental rights continues to be strongly felt; , as, inter alia, a plethora of legal provisions and restrictive elements of the emergency rule have been integrated into law
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 234 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Notes with deep concern that, despite the formal lifting of the state of emergency in July 2018, its impact on democracy and fundamental rights continues to be strongly felt;, as, inter alia, that a plethora of legal provisions and restrictive elements of the emergency rule have been integrated into law.
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 357 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Notes that EU funding to Turkey will be subject to rules on conditionality, including for respecting the principles of the United Nations Charter, international law and European values and principles.
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 396 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 a (new)
21a. Strongly condemns the Turkish decision to convert such an emblematic World Cultural Heritage Monument, as Hagia Sophia Museum, to a mosque and calls on the Turkish authorities to urgently reverse their decision;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 397 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 a (new)
21a. Strongly condemns the Turkish decision to convert such an emblematic World Cultural Heritage Monument, as Hagia Sophia Museum, to a mosque and calls on the Turkish authorities to urgently reverse their decision;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 440 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Is concerned about the ever more frequent use of a hyper-nationalist and war- mongering narrative among the ruling elite that increasingly gives rise to antagonistic approaches towards the EU or its Member States; is concerned about the increasing clout of religious conservatism in political life;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 450 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 a (new)
23a. Calls on the Turkish government to respect and fully implement the legal obligations deriving from the Conventions to which it is a contracting party, and to halt the destruction of the cultural heritage in the occupied areas of Cyprus; calls on Turkey to ratify the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions; calls on Turkey to cooperate with the relevant international organisations, especially the Council of Europe, in preventing and combating illicit trafficking and the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 462 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Strongly condemns the removal of 47 democratically elected mayors from office on the basis of questionable evidence and, in particular, their arbitrary replacement by unelected trustees appointed by the central government; strongly believes these unlawful decisions constitute a direct attack on the most basic principles of democracy, depriving millions of voters of their democratically elected representation;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 463 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Strongly condemns the removal of 47 democratically elected mayors from office on the basis of questionable evidence and, in particular, their arbitrary replacement by unelected trustees appointed by the central government; strongly believes these unlawful decisions constitute a direct attack on the most basic principles of democracy, depriving millions of voters of their democratically elected representation;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 468 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. RWhile recallsing the laudable role played by Turkeysubstantial efforts Turkey has made in responding to the migrationrefugee crisis resulting from the war in Syria; takes the view that the EU should continue to give the necessary support to Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey; supports an objective assessment of, the EP strongly rejects Turkey's instrumentalisation of migratory pressure for political purposes that took place at the EU’s external borders in late February-March 2020; takes the view that the EU should continue to give the necessary support to Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey in line with strict conditionality, including for respecting the principles of the United Nations Charter and International Law, and monitoring mechanisms of Turkey’s performance; underlines that Turkey has to fully and effectively implement the provisions of both the 2016 EU – Turkey Statement and the EU – Turkey Readmission Agreement with regard to all Member States; supports the EU-Turkey Statement and underlines the importance of both parties’Turkey’s compliance with theirits respective commitments;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 493 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. Is alarmed by the fact that Turkey’s foreign policy increasingly collides with the priorities and goals of EU’s common foreign and security policy; notes with deep concern that the rate of Turkey’s alignment with the common foreign policy of the EU is constantly deteriorating and is at present reduced to 14%, which is a historic low.
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 494 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. Is alarmed by the fact that Turkey’s foreign policy increasingly collides with the priorities and goals of EU’s common foreign and security policy; notes with deep concern that the rate of Turkey’s alignment with the common foreign policy of the EU is constantly deteriorating and is at present reduced to 14%, which is a historic low;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 502 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Stresses that a modernisation of the Customs Union could be beneficial for both parties and would keep Turkey economically and normatively anchored to the EU; reiterates that this would need to be based on strong conditionality related to human rights and fundamental freedoms and the full respect of international law and the fundamental principle of good neighbourly relations; highlights that it seemis unrealistic to envisage any modernisation of the Customs Union givenas long as Turkey continues to move further away from the cEurrent circumstances; recalls that the current Customs Union will not achieve its full potential until Turkey fullyopean Union, in accordance with Council conclusions of 26 June 2018 and 18 June 2019 recalls that the current Customs Union needs to be implemented by Turkey in a full and non- discriminatory way; this is not the case as long as Turkey has been systematically refusing to implements the Additional Protocol in relation to all Member States; and it has been systematically violating critical provisions of the current Customs Union; calls on Turkey to eliminate immediately all the technical barriers, the localisation schemes and domestic requirements that discriminate against EU products and still prevent the free movement of goods in profound breach of the Customs Union obligations;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 530 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Is deeply concerned by the ongoing dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean and the related risk of a military escalation;Turkey’s unprecedented illegal and aggressive behaviour in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, its warmongering rhetoric and the related risk of a military escalation by an EU candidate country against EU Member States ; strongly condemns Turkey’s violations of Greek national airspace, including over flights of inhabited areas, and territorial sea, a conduct which not only constitutes a serious, ongoing violation of international law, but also creates the risk of an armed incident ;strongly condemns Turkey’s illegal activities in Greek and Cypriot waters, which violate bothe sovereignty, the sovereign rights of EU Member States and international law; expresses its full solidarity with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus; urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes and to refrain from any unilateral and illegal action or threat; expresses its grave concern for the illegal Turkish fishing activities within Greek territorial waters in the Aegean Sea and the unregulated and unreported fishing activities of Turkish fishing fleet in international waters in the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean; urges Turkey to fully respect international law and the law of the sea, to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes and to refrain from any unilateral and illegal action or threat; notes that the Council’s Conclusions of 15 July 2019 in light of Turkey’s continued and new illegal drilling activities , not to hold the Association Council and further meetings of the EU-Turkey high-level dialogues for the time being, along with the Council’s Decision 2019/1894, of11 November 2019, to impose restrictive measures in view of Turkey’s unauthorized drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, are the first instances where such reactions were deemed necessary in view of the conduct of a candidate country;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 536 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Is deeply concerned by the ongoing dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean and the related risk of a military escalation; strongly condemns Turkey’s illegal activities in Greek and Cypriot waters, which violate both the sovereign rights of EU Member States and international law; expresses its full solidarity with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus; urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes and to refrain from any unilateral and illegal action or threat; recognises the right of the Republic of Cyprus to enter into bilateral agreements concerning its exclusive economic zone, explore and exploit its natural resources and calls on Turkey to respect relevant international law (UNCLOS); urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes, and to refrain from any threat or action which might have negative effects on good neighbourly relations. Urges Turkey to show restraint and to respect Cyprus’ sovereignty over its territorial sea and Cyprus’ sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone.
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 547 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Is deeply concerned by the ongoing dispute in the Eastern Mediterranean and the related risk of a military escalation; strongly condemns Turkey’s illegal activities in Greek and Cypriot waters, which violate both the sovereign rights of EU Member States and international law; expresses its full solidarity with Greece and the Republic of Cyprus; urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes and to refrain from any unilateral and illegal action or threat;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 556 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Condemns the partial reopening of Varosha beach, which undermines mutual trust and therefore the prospect of the resumption of direct talks on the comprehensive resolution of the Cyprus issue; calls on Turkey to reverse this action; reiterates its support for a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement on the basis of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, in line with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, the EU acquis, and on the basis of respect for the principles on which the Union is founded; reiterates its call on Turkey to commit and contribute to a comprehensive settlement, to begin withdrawing its troops from Cyprus, to transfer the sealed-off area of Famagusta to the UN and its lawful inhabitants in accordance with UNSC Resolution 550(1984), as an effort to pave the way for a democratic comprehensive settlement, and to refrain from actions altering the demographic balance on the island; praises the important work of the Committee on Missing Persons; recognises the right of the Republic of Cyprus to enter into bilateral agreements concerning its exclusive economic zone; urges Turkey to engage in the peaceful settlement of disputes, and to refrain from any threat or action which might have negative effects on good neighbourly relations;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 560 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. CStrongly condemns the partial reopening of Varosha beach, which violates international law and UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789 and undermines mutual trust and therefore the prospect of the resumption of direct talks on the comprehensive resolution of the Cyprus issue; underlines the importance of the status of Varosha and calls on Turkey to immediately reverse this action; reiterates its support for a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement on the basis of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, as set out in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions;, in accordance with International law, the EU acquis and the principles on which the Union is founded;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 561 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. CStrongly condemns the partial reopening of Varosha beach, which violates international law and UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789 and undermines mutual trust and therefore the prospect of the resumption of direct talks on the comprehensive resolution of the Cyprus issue; underlines the importance of the status of Varosha and calls on Turkey to immediately reverse this action; reiterates its support for a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement on the basis of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, as set out in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, in accordance with International law, the EU acquis and the principles on which the Union is founded;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 571 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. CStrongly condemns the partial reopening of Varosha beach, which undermines mutual trust and therefore the prospect of the resumption of direct talks on the comprehensive resolution of the Cyprus issue; calls on Turkey to reverse this action; reiterates its support for a fair, comprehensive and viable settlement on the basis of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 575 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 a (new)
28a. Calls on the Turkish Government to halt its plans for the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant; requests that the Turkish Government join the Espoo Convention; asks the Turkish Government to involve, or at least consult, the governments of its neighbouring countries, such as Greece and Cyprus, during any further developments in the Akkuyu venture.
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 635 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. RegretsCondemns the fact that, rather than calling for an end to the violence and for a resumption of peaceful negotiations supporting the efforts of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, Turkey instead decided to unconditionally sustain the military actions of one of the sides in the recent conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 677 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33
33. Takes the view that enhancing communication and dialogue at all levels are key to restoring mutual trust between the EU and Turkey; deplores the continuous and unjustified refusal of the Turkish side to reinstate the normal functioning of the EU- Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee; at the same time, recalls that the Council’s decision of 15 July 2019 not to hold the EU – Turkey Association Council and further meetings of the EU – Turkey high level dialogues by virtue of Turkish illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, remains valid;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 687 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33 a (new)
33a. Takes into account not only the absence of any progress in engaging with Turkey, but also the renewed escalation on the Turkish side by unilateral actions and provocations in breach of international law by the latter, and calls on the Council to develop a list of further restrictive measures that should be sectoral and targeted; in this spirit, recalls the European Council’s conclusions of 1- 2 October 2020 that the EU will use all the instruments and the options at its disposal, including in accordance with Articles 29 TEU and 215 TFEU, in order to defend its interests and those of its Member – States;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 688 #

2019/2176(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33 a (new)
33a. Takes into account not only the absence of any progress in engaging with Turkey, but also the renewed escalation on the Turkish side by unilateral actions and provocations in breach of international law by the latter, and calls on the Council to develop a list of further restrictive measures that should be sectoral and targeted; in this spirit, recalls the European Council’s conclusions of 1- 2 October 2020 that the EU will use all the instruments and the options at its disposal, including in accordance with Articles 29 TEU and 215 TFEU, in order to defend its interests and those of its Member – States;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 63 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Recalls that progress in accession under the revised enlargement methodology depends on lasting, in-depth and irreversible reforms across fundamental areas, in particular the rule of law and the fight against corruption, judiciary and fundamental rights, good neighbourly relations and regional cooperation;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 87 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Underlines the importance of implementing the electoral reform measures codified in July 2020, which are in line with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) recommendations; welcomes the commitment tolooks forward to the implementation of the forthcoming Venice Commission opinion regarding the amendments to the Electoral Code adopted in October 2020, in line with the relevant commitment expressed by the Albanian government;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 100 #

2019/2170(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Commends the steady progress made in implementing the comprehensive judicial reform, underpinned by the