BETA

91 Amendments of Giuseppe MILAZZO

Amendment 17 #

2022/0118(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) Therefore, it should be possible for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) established by Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council3 to support specific measures to mitigate the effects of the market disruption caused by the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine on the supply chain of fishery and aquaculture products. Those measures should comprise financial compensation to recognised producer organisations and associations of producer organisations which store fishery or aquaculture in accordance with Articles 30 and 31 of Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council4 , and financial compensation to operators of the fishery and aquaculture sector, including the processing sector and the whole supply chain, for their income forgone, and for additional costs they incurred due to the market disruption caused by the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine and its effects on the supply chain of fishery and aquaculture products. Expenditure for operations supported under those measures shouldwill be eligible as of 24 February 2022, which is the date of the start of the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine. _________________ 3 Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 2328/2003, (EC) No 861/2006, (EC) No 1198/2006 and (EC) No 791/2007 and Regulation (EU) No 1255/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 149 20.5.2014, p. 1). 4 Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products, amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1184/2006 and (EC) No 1224/2009 and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 (OJ L 354 28.12.2013, p. 1).
2022/06/16
Committee: PECH
Amendment 19 #

2022/0118(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) It should also be possible for the EMFF to support financial compensation for the temporary cessation of fishing activities where the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine jeopardises the security of fishing activities and in the event that the consequences have an economic impact that does not allow the normal performance of fisheries activities for the operators and the entire supply chain. Such temporary cessation should occur as of 24 February 2022, which is the date of the start of the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine.
2022/06/16
Committee: PECH
Amendment 24 #

2022/0118(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) Given the significant socio- economic consequences of the market disruption caused by the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine on the supply chain of fishery and aquaculture products, it should be possible to support the temporary cessation of fishing activities caused by the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine with a maximum co- financing rate of 75100 % of eligible public expenditure.
2022/06/16
Committee: PECH
Amendment 30 #

2022/0118(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Regulation (EU) No 508/2014
Article 33 – paragraph 1 – point (d)
(d) where the temporary cessation of fishing activities occurs between 1 February and 31 December 2020 as a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, including for vessels operating under a Sustainable fisheries partnership agreement, or occurs as of 24 February 2022 as a consequence of the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine that jeopardises the security of fishing activities and in the event that the consequences have an economic impact that does not allow the normal performance of fisheries activities for the operators and the entire supply chain.
2022/06/16
Committee: PECH
Amendment 32 #

2022/0118(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Regulation (EU) No 508/2014
Article 33 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
In accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 65(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 and by way of derogation from the first subparagraph thereof, expenditure for operations supported under point (d) of the first subparagraph of this paragraph shall be eligible as of 1 February 2020 if they are the consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak, or as of 24 February 2022 if they are the consequence of the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine that jeopardises the security of fishing activities and in the event that the consequences have an economic impact that does not allow the normal performance of fisheries activities for the operators and the entire supply chain.
2022/06/16
Committee: PECH
Amendment 34 #

2022/0118(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 6
Regulation (EU) No 508/2014
Article 44 – paragraph 4a
4a. The EMFF may support measures for temporary cessation of fishing activities caused by the COVID-19 outbreak or by the military aggression of Russia against Ukraine that jeopardises the security of fishing activities and in the event that the consequences have an economic impact that does not allow the normal performance of fisheries activities for the operators and the entire supply chain, as provided for in point (d) of Article 33(1), under the conditions laid down in Article 33.
2022/06/16
Committee: PECH
Amendment 43 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas the COVID-19 pandemic is having a detrimental impact on collective sustainable transport services due to the travel restrictions and to the limited accessibility to passenger services, and the need to adopt further substantial support schemes to ensure the recovery of sustainable transport sector should be taken in adequate consideration;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 47 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas road transport is still dominant in freight transport and accounts for more than 73 % of all land transport while rail has only around a 17 % share and inland waterways a bit more than 5 %, and whereas a substantial growth in sustainable modal shift for freight requires a considerable increase of the investments in the transport infrastructure, in intermodal terminals and logistic nodes, in the digital applications for interoperability, such as ERTMS, and for increasing freight capacity, such as the digital automatic coupling (DAC);
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 55 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas increased rates of cross- border rail passenger transport will play a decisive role to achieve the decarbonisation targets, and whereas large scale infrastructure projects along the TEN-T corridors will have to be completed to allow for a substantial increase of long-distance high–speed services for passengers;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 62 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E b (new)
Eb. whereas ERTMS represents a decisive game changer to accelerate the modal shift and the decarbonisation of the transport sector, and its deployment rate should be accelerated along the TEN-T core and comprehensive corridors;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 92 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H a (new)
Ha. whereas the financial instruments under the NGEU, the National Recovery Plans, the ERDF and the CEF instrument will play a crucial role in advancing national and EU investments in the de- carbonisation and the digitization of transport infrastructure and services, and adequate synergies should be ensured among all these instruments on a long- term perspective;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 98 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H b (new)
Hb. whereas the Joint Undertaking Europe’s rail under the HE programme will play a crucial role to enhance research, development and the industrialization of innovative technological outputs in the transport sector, and appropriate synergies should be established with other JUs and Alliances with applications in the same ecosystems, e.g. Clean Hydrogen, to deliver innovative and competitive sustainable solutions, while helping to overcome the budgetary constraints of the JUs;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 155 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Reminds that the objectives envisioned in the Whitepaper for a ‘Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area’ in 2011 are yet to be achieved; therefore, calls on the Commission and the Member States for a more concrete approach, adopting measurable legislative and economic milestones to assess the progress towards 2030 and 2050 objectives;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 187 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Welcomes the Commission’s efforts to accelerate the uptake of zero- emission vehicles and low- and zero- emission fuels; calls on the Commission to aim for higher numbers of zero-emission light- and heavy- duty vehicles by 2030 and to propose more stringent CO2 standards and air-pollutant emission standards; , while considering accompanying measures to support the market uptake of zero- emission heavy-duty vehicles, such as the revision of rules on weight and dimensions.
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 203 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Believes that there is a strategic opportunity for Europe to become a leader in developing and producing alternative drive vehicles in particular in the heavy-duty sector, including for trucks and coaches, and calls on the European Commission to take the necessary steps towards this objective;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 322 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Welcomes the confirmation of EGNOS funding and activities within the new Space Programme regulation and highlights that EGNOS procedures have been deployed in over 300 airports supporting the sustainable growth of airports;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 369 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Underlines the opportunity to support long distance high-speed connections below reasonable distances for cross-border and national travels between major European urban nodes provided that modern high quality high- speed infrastructure is in place; therefore recommends that the Trans-Europa Express initiative is complemented with ambitious commitments to complete cross- border connections and missing links;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 377 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Stresses the need to complete missing cross-border links to improve interurban cross-country connections; reminds the positive impact that the establishment of competitive high quality high speed train connections between Urban nodes had in some Member States in terms of travel quality and accessibility of urban and touristic areas where high- quality high-speed services are provided in a competitive rail market framework;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 497 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Reminds that to achieve a substantial modal shift to sustainable freight transport by 2030 and 2040 by rail requires considerable financial efforts to deliver high-quality cross-border networks and a considerable deployment of digital and telematics applications, such as ERTMS and DAC (digital automatic coupling);
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 590 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Welcomes the initiative to implement multimodal ticketing, and encourages the Commission to include public service obligations stakeholders in the process from the very beginning; nevertheless, reminds the need to ensure an adequate level playing field among all transport operators and the digital platforms in terms of data access and exchange;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 613 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Encourages the Commission to commit strongly to the Shift2Rail and SESAR Joint Undertakings as well as the development of the Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information Systems; furthermore, recommends that the Commission adopt all useful measures to ensure adequate synergies among the JUs and with other EU financial programmes with the aim to boost the industrial and innovative outputs of the JUs;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 643 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Notes that the shift towards sustainable and smart mobility requires an appropriate legal framework to ensure the sharing of data and proper data-integration between all relevant stakeholders, provided that a level playing field among all the stakeholders involved in terms of data access and exchange is ensured;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 802 #

2021/2046(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32 a (new)
32a. Stresses the importance for the Commission to continuing providing financial and technical support for ground and airborne equipment in order to ensure the full exploitation of satellite navigation in the field of aviation, such as space-based augmentation (SBAS) technologies that enable precision approaches in airports and ground-based augmentation systems (GBAS) which enable all weather and low visibility operations highlighting that they both lead to future rationalization of ground navigation systems and improve the environmental impacts of airports;
2021/05/27
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 50 #

2021/2012(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls for a rigorous scientific approach to be applied when determining the various locations, both so as not to hinder fishing activity and to assess the impact on nature, such as consideration of international bird migration routes;
2021/04/26
Committee: PECH
Amendment 53 #

2021/2012(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Underlines that outermost regions and islands are highly dependent on fossil fuel imports despite having opportunities for renewables; calls on the Commission and Member States to pay special attention tofund projects for the development of offshore renewable energy in these territories; calls for the specific nature of islands to be taken into account when developing projects eligible for funding;
2021/04/26
Committee: PECH
Amendment 60 #

2021/2012(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Emphasises that a long-termn all- encompassing vision is necessary to assess the impact of offshore renewable energy on other activities, such as fishing, local communities and ecosystems; calls, therefore, for a circular economy and life cycle approach for these projects. and for the participation of the sectors concerned when drawing up feasibility reports;
2021/04/26
Committee: PECH
Amendment 257 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas the Farm to Fork Strategy and the European production system must guarantee food supply in all circumstances, taking into account not only environmental sustainability but also economic and social sustainability;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 281 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas the European model of a multifunctional agricultural sector, driven by family farms, continues to ensure quality food production, local supply chains, good agriculture practices, protection of the hydrogeology of the land, high environmental standards and vibrant rural areas throughout the EU; an agri-food sector driven by micro and small enterprises at all stages of the supply chain, from processing to retail, contributes to this; underlines, further, the active role of farmers not only in food production but also in maintaining and managing the land, counteracting, too, the depopulation of rural areas;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 327 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas the multifunctional agricultural model also ensures that age- old traditions, cultures and identities with a high intangible value are passed on; whereas this has enormous economic potential, for example in the field of rural tourism, and generates positive social effects, involving disadvantaged categories with low contractual power in the production chain (social agriculture);
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 423 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas the European agricultural and food system hasve played a crucial role during the COVID-19 pandemic, demonstrating its resilience with farmers, processors, distributors and retailers working together under difficult conditions, including lockdowns, to ensure that European consumers continue to have access to safe, affordable, and high quality products without impediment;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 447 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas the EU’s Green Deal strategy seeks to ensure decent living conditions for farmers, fishers and their families;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 466 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E b (new)
Eb. having regard to the results obtained from the implementation of the environmental standards currently in force;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 537 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Urges the Commission to conduct a cumulative impact assessment of the strategy to ensure that it is sustainable in environmental, economic and social terms;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 538 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Invites the Commission to put not only environmental but also economic and social sustainability at the heart of the strategy; requests that a priori judgements disregarding the reality that every sector has more or less sustainable production methods be avoided;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 542 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Calls for all the targets and content of the strategy to be based on scientific data;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 591 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes the announcement of an impact-assessed proposal for a legislative framework for sustainable food systems; invites the Commission to use this proposal to set out a holistic common food policy aimed at reducing the environmental and climate footprint of the EU food system in order to make Europe the first climate- neutral continent by 2050 and strengthen its resilience to ensure food security in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss, leading a global transition towards economic, environmental and social sustainability from farm to fork, based on the principle of a multifunctional agricultural sector while ensuring consistency between policies by taking into account the existing legislation in order to enable all actors in the European food system to develop long-term plans based on realistic and transparent objectives; suggests that the respective base lines and progress achieved in each Member State be taken into account, while promoting the exchange of know-how and best practices between Member States; stresses the need to include the entire food and beverage chains including processing, marketing, distribution and retailwholesale and retail marketing, storage, transport and logistics, disposal and recycling of secondary materials;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 640 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Urges the Commission not to forget the key role that young farmers will have to play in accomplishing this much- needed transition to sustainable farming; calls for measures designed to support income, generational renewal and training to create a space enabling the inclusion and retention of young people in agriculture;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 686 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 2
Building the food chain that works for consumers, producers, distributors, climate and the environment
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 780 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Highlights the fact that in recent years farmers have found themselves more and more often facing the damaging effects of climate change and the frequent arrival of new invasive species from other parts of the world, with very serious consequences for production; highlights, in addition, that in order to balance crop protection and the gradual elimination of conventional protection tools, new solutions need to be made available as a matter of urgency (whilst being aware of the complexity and costs of the testing and validation process), through investment in the search for active substances with a lower environmental impact that are equally effective in protecting production, and by incentivising new technologies such as precision agriculture and genome editing that would open up significant new possibilities for the genetic improvement of plants of agricultural interest, including native varieties, and by promoting mutual models for repairing damage to production; highlights the fact, furthermore, that compliance with the directives on antibiotics and animal welfare, as well as adopting measures going beyond the basic provisions, has made it possible to decrease significantly the use of veterinary antibiotics, but at the same time has been a huge economic burden, often not accompanied by any recognition on the part of the market of the higher intrinsic value of products resulting from the new rules; states that while on the one hand reviewing the rules, and thus implementing even more stringent criteria, should presumably result in the attainment of the positive targets set, such as a further improvement in animal health and thus a further decrease in the use of antimicrobials, on the other hand it will certainly have decidedly negative consequences such as those linked to further unsustainable economic burdens on businesses; argues, therefore, that as well as recognising the efforts that have already been made it should be ensured that these targets are linked to the availability of commensurate predictable resources to be allocated for compliance with the new provisions;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 902 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Emphasises the importance of recognising the significant impact of certain systems of agricultureal and especially animal production and the associated logistics on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and land use; stresses the need to enhance natural carbon sinks and reduce agricultural emissions of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide, in particular in the feed and livestock sectors; calls for regulatory measures and targets to ensure progressive reductions in all GHG emissions in these sectors; emphasises the role of nutrient management plans in reducing emissions, by means of consultancy services and technological innovations such as precision farming, which enables rational use of technical resources; calls for regulatory measures and targets to ensure progressive reductions in all GHG emissions in these sectors; stresses the importance of recognising the efforts made by the agri-food sector to offset emissions and of including financial support and compensation for initiatives aimed at reducing emissions and restoring soil fertility;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 1049 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls for the implementation of modern indoor livestock rearing facilities and techniques that ensure the supply of food of animal origin required by the EU population while also contributing to reducing emissions, combating climate change and respecting animal welfare;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 1101 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Welcomes the notion of rewarding farmers for carbon sequestration in soils using public resources other than those allocated for the CAP; stresses, however, that intensive and industrial agriculture and farming models with negative impacts on biodiversity should not receive climate funding or be incentivised; calls for the proposals to be in line with the environmental objectives and the ‘do no harm’ principle of the Green Deal;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 1214 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls for CAP National Strategic Plans to ensure adequate financial support and incentives to promote the green transition for all advanced local logistics platforms, classified by the Member States as strategic public-interest structures for the concentration, processing and wholesale distribution of agri-food production, and new ecological ‘green’ business models for agriculture and artisanal food production, notably through fostering short supply chains and quality food production, through options such as modern local logistics ‘green hubs’;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 1273 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Calls for all of the various sustainable production methods, such as organic and integrated production and other recognised systems that make it possible to protect the EU region, society and consumers, to be exploited, promoted and supported, as they combine environmental sustainability, increasing the total land area under cultivation, with environmentally friendly systems. It is also important to give adequate consideration to the role of voluntary quality schemes, for example by continuing the regulation activities initiated by the European Commission;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 1382 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Expresses its deep concern about the emergence of zoonotic diseases that are transferred from animals to humans (anthropozoonoses), such as Q fever, avian influenza and the new strain of influenza A (H1N1), which is exacerbated by anthropogenic climate change, the destruction of biodiversity, environmental degradation and our current less innovative food production systems, which are deficient in terms of good health and biosecurity practices;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 1469 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Urges the Commission to follow up on Directive (EU) 2019/633 on unfair trading practices22 and the EU code of conduct on responsible business and marketing practices by producing a monitoring framework for the food and retail and wholesale sectors and providing for legal action if progress in integrating economic, environmental and social sustainability into corporate strategies is insufficient, and in so doing promoting and rewarding the efforts of sustainable agricultural producers while increasing the availability and affordability of healthy, sustainable food options and reducing the overall environmental footprint of the food system; stresses the importance of halting and addressing consolidation and concentration in the grocery retail sector in order to ensure fair prices for farmers; calls for consumers to be brought closer to fresh local products by means of local wholesale logistics facilities that promote traceability, food safety and price transparency from farm to fork; stresses the importance of halting and addressing consolidation and concentration in the grocery retail sector in order to ensure fair prices that take into account production costs and promote distribution through wholesale agri-food markets (Food Hubs) as models that promote fair competition and guarantee fair and affordable prices for all links in the supply chain; _________________ 22 OJ L 111, 25.4.2019, p. 59.
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 1528 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Urges the review of the EU promotion programme for agricultural and food products, including the EU school scheme, with a view to enhancing its contribution to sustainable production and consumption, notably by focusing on educational messages about the importance of healthy nutrition and lifestyle and promoting greater consumption of fruit and vegetables and a varied and balanced diet, with the aim of reducing obesity rates; calls for all agricultural products to be included in the EU promotion policy so that support can be guaranteed for all production sectors and they can be made more sustainable, contributing to enhanced overall production and sustainable consumption;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 1679 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Calls for measures to reduce the burden that highly processed foods with high salt, sugar and fat content place on public health;regrets that the introduction of nutrient profiles is greatly delayed and stresses that a robust set of nutrient profiles must be developed to restrict or prohibit the use of false nutritional claims on foods high in fats, sugars and/or saltpromote healthier diets through consumer awareness campaigns and activities providing information on the importance of a varied and balanced diet in which food is consumed in the right amount and is accompanied by adequate physical activity; calls for a mandatoryharmonised EU-wide front-of- pack nutrition labelling system that is based on independent science and on the principles of Article 35 of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011, and that is voluntary, informative, non- discriminatory and supported by thorough impact assessments;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 1735 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Welcomes the Commission’s commitment to revise the EU legislation on food contact materials (FCM); reiterates its call to revise the legislation on FCM in line with the regulation on the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restrictionbased on the scientific work of cthemicals (REACH) EFSA, as well as classification, labelling and packaging regulations, and to insert, without further delay, specific provisions to substitute endocrine disrupting chemicals;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 1858 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Highlights the recognition in the strategy that Europeans’ diets are not in line with recommendations for healthy eating, and that a population-wide shift in consumption patterns is needed towards more healthy and plant-basedCalls on the Commission to promote eating patterns that lead to the adoption of varied diets (where all foods cand less red and processed meat, sugars, salt, and fats, which will also benef be consumed in the right quantities and with the environment; emphasises that EU-wide guidelines forright frequency) that are balanced and sustainable, and healthy diets would bring clarity to consumers on what constitutes a healthy and sustainable diet and inform Member States’ own efforts to integrate sustainability elements in national dietary advice; calls on the Commission to develop such guidelines and specific actions to effectively promote healthy plant-based dietsdapted to the specific needs of each consumer, while recognising and protecting the heritage of the different eating habits, traditions, preferences and production methods of EU countries and the businesses that represent them;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 1973 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Calls for a revision of public procurement legislation, including minimum mandatory criteria in schools and other public institutions to encourage organic and local food production of traditional and typical foods with geographical indications, from short supply chains, and to promote more healthy diets by creating a food environment that enables consumers to make the healthy, informed and sustainable choices;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 2027 #

2020/2260(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Reiterates its call to take the measures required to achieve a Union food waste reduction target of 30 % by 2025 and 50 % by 2030 compared to the 2014 baseline; underlines that bindingproportionate and realistic targets are needed to achieve this, taking as an example the surplus recovery projects already successfully launched in agri-food wholesale centres;
2021/02/18
Committee: ENVIAGRI
Amendment 84 #

2020/2028(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 a (new)
21a. Calls on the Commission to play an active role in monitoring and addressing the national regulations which might represent unjustified barriers to the common internal market and therefore be contrary to the CPR; stresses the importance to keep an effective dialogue between the Commission and the Member States in order to prevent any unjustified obstacle to the free movement of goods in the Single Market; emphasises the importance of giving adequate powers to the Commission to tackle these situations effectively and in a short time;
2020/10/12
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 84 #

2020/0374(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 14
(14) ‘Ancillary service’ means services provided in the context of or together with core platform services, including payment services as defined in point 3 of Article 4 and technical services which support the provision of payment services as defined in Article 3(j) of Directive (EU) 2015/2366, fulfilment, services, parcel delivery services, as defined in Article 2(2) of Regulation (EU) 2018/644, freight transport services and identification or advertising services;
2021/06/02
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 106 #

2020/0374(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
In respect of each of its core platform services identified pursuant to Article 3(7), and ancillary services, a gatekeeper shall:
2021/06/02
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 113 #

2020/0374(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) refrain from requiring business users to use, offer or interoperate with an identification service of the gatekeeper, or an ancillary service, of the gatekeeper or of third parties which are part of the same undertaking, in the context of services offered by the business users using the core platform services of that gatekeeper;
2021/06/02
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 122 #

2020/0374(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. In respect of each of its core platform services identified pursuant to Article 3(7), and ancillary services, a gatekeeper shall:
2021/06/02
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 125 #

2020/0374(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) refrain from using, in competition with business usdirectly or through third parties which are part of the same undertaking, in competition with business users and with ancillary service providers, any data not publicly available, which is generated through activities by those business users, including by the end users of these business users, of its core platform services or provided by those business users of its core platform services or by the end users of these business users;
2021/06/02
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 129 #

2020/0374(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) refrain from treating more favourably in ranking services - core platform and ancillary services - and products offered by the gatekeeper itself or by any third party belonging to the same undertaking compared to similar services or products of third party and apply fair and non-discriminatory conditions to such ranking;
2021/06/02
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 55 #

2020/0360(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) The evaluation of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 has clearly shown that the framework has effectively improved the integration of Member States’ networks, stimulated energy trade and hence contributed to the competitiveness of the Union. Projects of common interest in electricity and gas have strongly contributed to security of supply. For gas, the infrastructure is now well connected and supply resilience has improved substantially since 2013. Regional cooperation in Regional Groups and through cross-border cost allocation is an important enabler for project implementation. However, in many cases the cross-border cost allocation did not result in reducing the financing gap of the project, as intended. While the majority of permitting procedures have been shortened, in some cases the process is still long. The financial assistance from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) has been an important factor as grants for studies have helped projects to reduce risks in the early stages of development, while grants for works have supported projects addressing key bottlenecks that market finance could not sufficiently address.
2021/04/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 68 #

2020/0360(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11
(11) Security of supply, as one main driver behind Regulation (EU) No 347/2013, has been significantly improved through projects of common interest. Moreover, the Commission’s climate target impact assessment27 expects the consumption of natural gas to be reduced significantly because its non-abated use is not compatible with carbon-neutrality. On the other hand, the consumption of biogas, renewable and low-carbon hydrogen and synthetic gaseous fuels will increase significantly towards 2050. Therefore, the natural gas infrastructure no longers will need less support through the TEN-E policy. The planning of energy infrastructure should reflect this changing gas landscape. However, in some Member States natural gas projects represent substantial potential for reduction of CO2 emissions, including by facilitating transition from solid fossil fuels, in particular coal, lignite, peat and oil shale, to natural gas. The revision of Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 should not negatively affect not yet completed projects. Natural gas infrastructure projects which are already included in the fourth or fifth Union list of projects of common interest established pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 should therefore be able to maintain this status and be eligible for the future Union lists of projects of common interests to be established under this Regulation. _________________ 27 SWD(2020) 176 final
2021/04/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 95 #

2020/0360(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 requires a candidate project of common interest to prove a significant contribution to at least one criterion from a set of criteria in the process for the elaboration of the Union list, which may, but does not need to, include sustainability. That requirement, in line with the specific needs of the internal energy market at the time, enabled development of projects of common interest which addressed only security of supply risks even if they did not demonstrate benefits in terms of sustainability. However, given the evolution of the Union infrastructure needs and the decarbonisation goals, the Conclusions of the 2020 July European Council, according to which “Union expenditure should be consistent with Paris Agreement objectives and the "do no harm" principle of the European Green Deal, sustainability in terms of the integration of renewable energy sources into the grid or the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, as relevant, should be assessed in order to ensure that TEN-E policy is coherent with energy and climate policy objectives of the Union, taking into account the specificities of each Member State and the need to implement different pathways towards decarbonisation. The sustainability of CO2 transport networks is addressed by their purpose to transport carbon dioxide.
2021/04/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 129 #

2020/0360(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. In the definition of the Union list of projects of common interest pursuant to this Regulation a limited transitional period shall be introduced for those projects already awarded the PCI status in the previous Union lists, in order to give continuity to commitments already made and the possibility to those projects to implement further actions to meet the new criteria. The transitional period will be valid at the entry into force of the revised Regulation.
2021/04/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 162 #

2020/0360(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3 – point f – introductory part
(f) for smart gas grid projects falling under the energy infrastructure category set out in point (2) of Annex II, the project is to contribute significantly to sustainability by enabling and facilitating the integration of renewable and low-carbon gases, such as biomethane, or renewable hydrogen,or low-carbon hydrogen, or synthetic gas and their blends with methane into the gas distribution and, transmission networks and storage systems, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Furthermore, the project is to contribute significantly to at least one of the following specific criteria:
2021/04/26
Committee: TRAN
Amendment 3 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 a (new)
- having regard to the Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 15 April 2014 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU)No .../2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on consumer product safety and repealing Council Directive 87/357/EEC and Directive 2001/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council,
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 7 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 11 a (new)
- having regard to its resolution of 26 May 2016 on the single market strategy,
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 10 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the single market for goods is one of the most important economic cornerstones of the EU, and trade in goods currently generates around a quarter of the EU’s GDP and three quarters of intra-EU trade and whereas the single market needs to be further equipped at its “external borders” with more effective, stronger and harmonized tools in order to detect unsafe products coming from third countries and prevent their circulation in the single market;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 14 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas emerging technologies transform and improve the characteristics of products, and therefore need to be addressed so as to ensure consumer protection and legal certainty while at the same time not hindering innovation; whereas the Commission´s report on the safety and liability of artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and robotics paves the way to achieving this;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 19 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas traceability of products along the supply chain is essential for improving the safety and protect consumers and whereas the indication of origin, and more specifically of the country of origin, are necessary elements that contribute to this aim;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 25 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B b (new)
Bb. whereas the compliance with the EU regulatory framework, and in particular with product safety rules, contributes to guarantee the quality of the manufacturing process and ultimately the safety of products;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 54 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Points out the need to adapt product safety rules to the digital world; asks the Commission to address the challenges of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT) and robotics in its revision of the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD), and to identify and close gaps within existing legislation such as the Machinery Directive and Radio Equipment Directive, while avoiding duplicating legislation and ensuring consistency and coherence among all different initiatives;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 88 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Encourages the Commission to develop measures, such as risk-based assessment schemes and conformity assessment mechanisms, where they do not yet exist, to ensure the safety and security of products with embedded emerging technologies, and to provide support to micro enterprises and SMEs to reduce the burden such measures can create;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 105 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Asks the Commission and the Member States to take account of the autonomous self-learning behaviour of AI throughout a product’s lifetime; calls for human oversight and effective checks on high-risk AI products to ensureall along the supply chain to ensure trust and product safety;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 111 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Encourages economic operatorproviders of emerging technologies to integrate safety mechanisms in emergingthese technologies, including self-repair mechanisms, to prevent the upload of unsafe software, raise awareness of safety problems of their products, and ensure safety throughout their lifecycle;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 127 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Is convinced that the cybersecurity threats of connected devices can compromise product safety, and that this needs to be addressed in the revision of the relevant rules in compliance with the applicable regulations, main security standards and considering also emerging cybersecurity trends;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 133 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Calls on the Commission to speed up its efforts to develop a European cybersecurity certification schemes covering all the product lifecycle for AI, IoT and robotics products, andlways taking into account sector specific aspects, and to assess whether to create mandatory certification schemes for specific consumer products that can be quickly updated to adapt to current risks without hindering innovation;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 142 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Calls on the Commission, in the context of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 proposal, to provide increased and adequate resources for the new Single Market Programme[1],with the aim of effectively supporting Member States in their efforts to strengthen market surveillance and product safety crucial activities;[1] Programme for Single Market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, and European statistics 2021-2027 2018/0231(COD)
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 154 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Encourages Member States to increase the resources and expertise of their market surveillance authorities, to enhance cooperation among them, including at cross-border level, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of checks, and properly staff custom authorities so as to be able to identify unsafe products, in particular from third countries, track their origin and prevent their circulation in the internal market including for products sold online;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 176 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Stresses that products directly purchased by consumers from non-EU economic operators must be subject to effective controls including on quality of the manufacturing process of products in compliance with the EU regulatory framework, and on the origin; calls on market surveillance authorities to undertake adequate checks on these products;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 196 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Urges the Commission to improve, at European and international level, cooperation between consumer protection, market surveillance and customs authorities so as to enable the swift transfer of information on unsafe products and on quality checks of the manufacturing process of products coming from outside the EU that should be in compliance with the EU regulatory framework;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 200 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Calls on the Member States to strengthen their cooperation in order to harmonize both, governance and powers of the market surveillance authorities; insists that in order to avoid disproportionate burden and obstacles to business activity, this harmonization process has to be done taking into account the proportionality principle, especially concerning the powers exercised by the market surveillance authorities and their effective independence;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 234 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24 a (new)
24a. Calls on the Commission and Member states to enhance the interrelation and interaction between national and EU databases on illegal unsafe products in order to create useful synergies and favour the information flow across the single market;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 238 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Asks the Commission to evaluate the necessity of requiring online platforms to put in place effective and appropriate safeguards to tackle the appearance of advertisements for unsafe products, provide reliable information to consumers and guarantee the quality of the manufacturing process of products in compliance with the EU regulatory framework, in order to protect consumers;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 246 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. Calls on the Commission to consider and assess if a timely procedure for blocking the payments for unsafe products sold online, could be an effective tool for improving actions to contrast the online sale of unsafe products;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 257 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Emphasises that traceability along the supply chain is key to improving the safety of products, since clear and reliable information on productsand the quality of the manufacturing process of products incompliance with the EU regulatory framework, and the protection of EU consumers, since clear and reliable information on products, such as the mandatory indication of the country of origin, empowers consumers, including persons with disabilities, to make informed choices, and allows market surveillance authorities to carry out their activities; asks the Commission to update the rules for the traceability requirements of non- harmonised products accordingly;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 263 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 a (new)
28a. Insists on the importance of providing relevant information to consumers to improve the product safety within the internal market, including by supplementing the basic traceability requirements with necessary elements such as the indication of the country of origin of a product; calls on the Commission to consider the setting up an EU mandatory system to that aim; underlines that this objective should be pursued also with the support of digital technologies;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 276 #

2019/2190(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Notes that consumers respond poorly to recalls, and that unsafe products continue to be used even though they have been recalled; asks the Commission to publish guidelines on recall procedures, including a check list with concrete requirements, in order to increase the number of consumers reached, while taking into account that recalls can create considerable challenges for SMEs, and in particular for micro enterprises;
2020/05/20
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 74 #

2019/2178(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J a (new)
Ja. whereas while European fishers are required to comply with rules for the conservation of fish stocks, other Mediterranean countries are not required to comply with those rules, thereby undermining efforts to rebuild stocks while competing unfairly with European fisheries;
2021/04/07
Committee: PECH
Amendment 117 #

2019/2178(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Calls on the Commission to safeguard the competitiveness of the entire fishery sector and its production chain, placing particular emphasis on measures to halt the trend towards increased dependence on imports; calls on the Commissioner responsible for fisheries and maritime affairs in particular to initiate ongoing talks for the promotion of trade agreements with third countries in the Mediterranean area regarding the protection of fishers and the maritime areas concerned;
2021/04/07
Committee: PECH
Amendment 40 #

2019/2055(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Reiterates the importance of harnessing all possible measures to safeguard the common agricultural policy (CAP) budget against fraud; considers anti-fraud policy to be the yardstick for assessing sound financial management of the CAP budget; urges, therefore, that awareness-raising continue in the Member States, and within the Commission, to tighten up fraud prevention and develop fraud detection capacities; considers it essential, in this context, to provide assistance to Member States in the prevention and detection of fraud by strengthening cooperation with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF);
2019/12/10
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 14 #

2019/2028(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Regrets the lack of compensation for the reduction of appropriations proposed by the Commission for fruit and vegetable producers in the Union, a sector facing a serious crisis, due to phytophagous or pathological agents such as the Tristeza virus for oranges, the Mal secco for lemons, Tuta absoluta for tomatoes and Xylella fastidiosa for olive trees; asks, therefore that, despite the reductions in appropriations, a citrus funding plan is envisaged in order to support the costs of reconversion of the current citrus and olive groves with varieties of the same plants that are more resistant allowing a real relaunch of the sector;
2019/07/29
Committee: AGRI