BETA

Activities of Matthias ECKE

Plenary speeches (20)

Lukashenka regime's active role in the war against Ukraine (debate)
2022/10/19
Upscaling the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (debate)
2022/12/14
Dossiers: 2022/2046(INI)
Deterioration of democracy in Israel and consequences on the occupied territories (debate)
2023/03/14
Dieselgate: suspected widespread use of defeat devices in cars to reduce effectiveness of pollution control systems (debate)
2023/04/19
Cohesion dimension of EU state aid and de minimis rules (debate)
2023/04/20
Dossiers: 2023/2634(RSP)
Belarus: the inhumane treatment and hospitalisation of prominent opposition leader Viktar Babaryka
2023/05/10
Framework for ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of critical raw materials (debate)
2023/09/13
Dossiers: 2023/0079(COD)
Amending the proposed mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context (debate)
2023/09/13
Dossiers: 2022/2194(INL)
Interim report on the proposal for a mid-term revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 (debate)
2023/10/03
Dossiers: 2023/0201R(APP)
Establishing the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (‘STEP’) (debate)
2023/10/16
Dossiers: 2023/0199(COD)
Fight against the resurgence of neo-fascism in Europe, also based on the parade that took place in Rome on 7 January (debate)
2024/01/16
State of EU solar industry in light of unfair competition (debate)
2024/02/05
Need to fight the increase of antisemitism and anti-Muslim hatred (debate)
2024/02/07
Multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027 - Establishing the Ukraine Facility - Establishing the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (‘STEP’) (joint debate - multiannual financial framework revision)
2024/02/27
Dossiers: 2023/0200(COD)
One-minute speeches on matters of political importance
2024/03/11
Topical debate (Rule 162) - Allegations of corruption and misuse of EU funds in Spain during the pandemic
2024/03/13
Cohesion policy 2014-2020 – implementation and outcomes in the Member States (debate)
2024/03/13
Dossiers: 2023/2121(INI)
Forging a sustainable future together: economic, social and territorial challenges for a competitive, cohesive and inclusive Europe (debate)
2024/04/24
Azerbaijan, notably the repression of civil society and the cases of Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu and Ilhamiz Guliyev
2024/04/24
Dossiers: 2024/2698(RSP)
Framework of measures for strengthening Europe’s net-zero technology products manufacturing ecosystem (Net Zero Industry Act) (debate)
2024/04/25

Shadow reports (2)

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (‘STEP’) and amending Directive 2003/87/EC, Regulations (EU) 2021/1058, (EU) 2021/1056, (EU) 2021/1057, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) 2021/1060, (EU) 2021/523, (EU) 2021/695, (EU) 2021/697 and (EU) 2021/241
2023/10/11
Committee: BUDGITRE
Dossiers: 2023/0199(COD)
Documents: PDF(623 KB) DOC(281 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'José Manuel FERNANDES', 'mepid': 96899}, {'name': 'Christian EHLER', 'mepid': 28226}]
REPORT on reshaping the future framework of EU structural funds to support regions particularly affected by challenges related to the automotive, green and digital transitions
2023/10/31
Committee: REGI
Dossiers: 2023/2061(INI)
Documents: PDF(196 KB) DOC(61 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Susana SOLÍS PÉREZ', 'mepid': 197784}]

Opinions (1)

OPINION on job creation – the just transition and impact investments
2023/07/24
Committee: REGI
Dossiers: 2022/2170(INI)
Documents: PDF(132 KB) DOC(47 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Matthias ECKE', 'mepid': 237465}]

Shadow opinions (3)

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2005/29/EC and 2011/83/EU as regards empowering consumers for the green transition through better protection against unfair practices and better information
2023/01/25
Committee: ENVI
Dossiers: 2022/0092(COD)
Documents: PDF(300 KB) DOC(173 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Edina TÓTH', 'mepid': 27714}]
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on type-approval of motor vehicles and engines and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles, with respect to their emissions and battery durability (Euro 7) and repealing Regulations (EC) No 715/2007 and (EC) No 595/2009
2023/07/24
Committee: ITRE
Dossiers: 2022/0365(COD)
Documents: PDF(298 KB) DOC(192 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Massimiliano SALINI', 'mepid': 125670}]
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a framework of measures for strengthening Europe’s net-zero technology products manufacturing ecosystem (Net Zero Industry Act)
2023/09/26
Committee: REGI
Dossiers: 2023/0081(COD)
Documents: PDF(267 KB) DOC(173 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Niklas NIENASS', 'mepid': 197465}]

Institutional motions (5)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Belarus: the inhumane treatment and hospitalisation of prominent opposition leader Viktar Babaryka
2023/05/08
Dossiers: 2023/2693(RSP)
Documents: PDF(133 KB) DOC(43 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Belarus: the inhumane treatment and hospitalisation of prominent opposition leader Viktar Babaryka
2023/05/10
Documents: PDF(146 KB) DOC(47 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Commission Delegated Regulation of 12 March 2024 amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2022/126 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2115 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the rules on the ratio for the good agricultural and environmental condition (GAEC) standard 1
2024/04/17
Documents: PDF(146 KB) DOC(47 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Azerbaijan, notably the repression of civil society and the cases of Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu and Ilhamiz Guliyev
2024/04/22
Dossiers: 2024/2698(RSP)
Documents: PDF(135 KB) DOC(44 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Azerbaijan, notably the repression of civil society and the cases of Dr Gubad Ibadoghlu and Ilhamiz Guliyev
2024/04/24
Documents: PDF(143 KB) DOC(44 KB)

Written questions (6)

Revising public procurement legislation to stop the publicly financed race to the bottom on working conditions
2022/12/16
Documents: PDF(51 KB) DOC(10 KB)
GKN Driveline plant in Zwickau closing
2023/03/01
Documents: PDF(43 KB) DOC(9 KB)
Is the Commission ready to act after the Crotone cover-up?
2023/06/14
Documents: PDF(50 KB) DOC(10 KB)
Criminal shipwreck in Greece
2023/06/28
Documents: PDF(48 KB) DOC(10 KB)
Alarming rise in Chinese solar modules imported into the European market and offered at prices below production costs
2023/09/20
Documents: PDF(39 KB) DOC(9 KB)
Sexualised violence in the context of Hamas attacks of 7 October 2023
2023/12/18
Documents: PDF(48 KB) DOC(11 KB)

Amendments (364)

Amendment 14 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 22 a (new)
– Having regard to the opinion "The future of Cohesion Policy post-2027" of the European Committee of the Regions adopted on 29 November 2023,
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 17 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the outcomes of the 2014- 2020 programming period prove the indispensable role of cohesion policy as the only regional development instrument that is geared to regional and local needs; whereas because of cohesion policy’s positive regional and local impact, no other EU investment policy could replace it;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 90 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Insists that due to its regional focus, placed-based approach, strategic planning and effective implementation model , cohesion policy should remain the EU’s main investment instrument for reducing disparities and stimulating regional growth and continue to be a key contributor to supporting recovery from symmetric and asymmetric shocks; calls for a clear demarcation between cohesion policy and other instruments in order to avoid overlaps and competition between EU instruments; believes that there must be an increase in real terms of the overall cohesion budget and in the MFF’s share of the policy compared to the 2021-2027 programming period;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 102 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Considers that cohesion investments should remain under shared management for programming and implementation in order to cater for local needs ofbe able to respond to the needs of Member States, regions, urban, rural and remote areas; acknowledges that co-programming, co- financing, co-responsibility and co- ownership are the most effective methods for successful implementation of any EU investment policy and any EU-financed project;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 113 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Underscores that the cohesion policy budget should not be usedbe primarily used for cohesion policy goals and not for new non-cohesion policy instruments and programmes, either within or outside the MFF; stresses that flexibility in the repurposing of cohesion funding should be a bottom-up driven process, initiated either by a Member State or by its regional or local levelby the managing authorities of the programmes;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 117 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. - Stresses the need for the "do no harm to cohesion" principle to apply to all EU policies so that they support the objectives of social, economic and territorial cohesion, as referred to in Article 3 of the TFEU and Article 174 TFEU; insists that promoting cohesion should also be seen as a way to foster solidarity and mutual support among Member States and their regions, which is essential for strengthening the resilience of all of its actors, such as municipalities and regions and for maintaining peace, stability and security in Europe;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 120 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Emphasises that cohesion policy must better adapt to challenges posed by the green, digital and industrial transitions in order to remain relevant in the future and achieve the objectives set out in the Treaties. To achieve this, it is important to learn from the outgoing funding period, but also from other instruments such as the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF);
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 125 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. Is convinced that the principles underpinning the idea of a just transition should guide the next programming period of cohesion policy funds; points out in that respect that the Just Transition Fund should be extended in the programming period post-2027 and endowed with additional financial means in order to support regions that are highly dependent on sectors which are undergoing a deep transformation due to the green and digital transition; takes the view that this extension of the JTF should be focused on the appropriate nomenclature of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) level, take into account regional specificities, have a wider scope than the present JTF, be designed in such a way as to allow for prompt responses to newly arising challenges across various sectors and industries and be fully integrated in the Common Provisions Regulation (CPR);
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 127 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. Stresses that all EU regions should remain eligible for funding in the future; points out that, in the event of the future EU enlargement, average GDP per capita may fall in the EU, as a consequence of the “statistical effect”; asks therefore the European Commission to carry out a detailed assessment before proposing a new regulation for the post-2027 cohesion policy so that it is equipped to continue to support all regions and so that any unfavourable consequence on the regions, caused by a "statistical effect" on cohesion policy eligibility, can be duly addressed;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 131 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3 c. Regrets that delays in the multiannual financial framework (MFF) negotiations led to considerable delays in the current programming period 2021- 2027, impacting beneficiaries and especially management authorities that face an enormous burden having to deal with both the finalisation of the outgoing funding period and the start of the current funding period; calls on the Commission, therefore, to assess the legal possibility of creating two distinct parts within the Common Provisions Regulation (CPR), namely the content-related part (political) and the MFF-related part (financial resources), for the programming period post-2027; believes that the content- related part should be negotiated and concluded before the MFF-related part, to allow for management authorities to start preparing in a timely manner, in order to ensure a genuine partnership principle and an efficient use of cohesion policy instruments;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 135 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3 c. Is convinced, considering the structural changes linked to the twin - green and digital - transition and its uneven economic and social impact on EU regions, that the principle of just transition, with no territory and no one left behind should guide the next programming period of the Cohesion policy;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 141 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 3
Local and regional focus
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 154 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Calls for disaster prevention and preparedness investments to be guaranteed either through a dedicated policy objective, thematic concentration orand a specific enabling condition to ensure investments in local and regional infrastructure and risk management in less developed urban and rural areas, including border regions; believes that targeted financing should focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation by tackling the side effects of climate change locally (slow onset events as well as extreme weather eventconditions), including wildfires, floods, landslides, heatwaves, coastal erosion and other eventnatural disasters;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 159 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Calls for the rules for re-orienting funds should be made more flexible, for instance by considering the creation of a dedicated axis in order for local and regional authorities to address emerging priorities; stresses that this will not erode the multi-annual orientation of the policy but will help best adapt to the fast- changing nature of our times;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 165 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – subparagraph 1 (new)
In this regard, calls for an amount of the cohesion policy funds to be earmarked to develop territorial approaches in rural areas or in urban-rural territorial approaches through ITI, CLLD or other mechanism for non-agricultural rural development to complement actions supported under the LEADER approach under the CAP; this will also be a fundamental way to address the geography of discontent;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 173 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Calls for cohesion policy to include a stronger urban dimensiona stronger urban dimension to be included within the cohesion policy through designated investments in urban areas as well as stronger links between urban and rural projects and investments; calls for the proportion of national ERDF allocations for urban development to be increased from 8 % to 12 %; call; asks management authorities for this funding to be co-programmed with local and regional authorities and for serving to their benefit of the local communities and the region; underlines in this context that administrative capacity is essential for ensuring that managing bodies and local, regional authorities acquire technical knowledge on climate change which they can use for urban planning and urban management; is convinced that this will lead to better design and evaluation of project proposals, more effective allocation of resources and satisfactory budgetary implementation without significant risk of decommitments; acknowledges that integrated territorial investments have a fundamental role in quality implementation and absorption of resources;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 181 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Calls forIs of the opinion that the use of cohesion decommitments for thematic concentration on local infrastructure and for reserve margins within cohesion policy that willwould help, inter alia, to absorb future inflationary hikes or supply chain shocks; believes that the mechanismis use should operate on a rolling basis based on necessity and following the multiannual and annual decommitment cycles;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 188 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls for the reduction of thematic concentration requirements in order to allow for more flexibility to cater for local and regional needs, following the principle of place- based policy in the EU’s territorial investments; underscores that thematic concentrations should be adapted to the way regions and cities openot only be in line with EU policies, but also embratce in practical termthe real needs of local authorities and the regions, from programming and reprogramming to implementation and closure; is certain that the key principle should be a tailor-made investment approach geared to specific needs on the ground;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 193 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Calls foron the Commission to assess the initial allocations and co- financing rates to be assessed on the basis of NUTS 3 (nomenclature of territorial units for statistics) in order for funding to be directed to where it is most needed and to avoid pockets of underdevelopment from arising ; underlines that such a shifthe assessment should take into account possible negative effects on EU financing for larger urban areas;, stresses that this is necessary in order not to stall the development trajectory of metropolitan areas that were previously supported more intensively by cohesion policyuch as metropolitan areas, in the case of such an approach;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 213 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Calls for the creation of local and regional cohesion boards in the managing authorities and monitoring committees, which should have decision-making powers, includingincluding the representatives of on co- programming and co-reprogramming with local authorities; reiterates that these boards should include representatives of urban and rural administrations, including mayors responsible for co-programming and co- reprogramming;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 218 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Is convinced that promoting an increased sense of local and regional ownership in the long term, the durability of EU projects and higher co-financing leverage can be achieved through more fiscal decentralisation towards municipalitiebudgetary involvement of local authorities and regions; acknowledges that such a path improves regional and municipal borrowing capacity linked to financial instruments provided by the EU budget; underlines that local budgets need more fiscal space to compensate for inflation shocks and crises;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 222 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Calls for paths for the decentralisation of cohesion policy management to be explored in order to bring management closer to the local level; sStresses that preparatory work should ensure that adequate capacity and institutional backing is available in order to ensure effectiveness of the policy, reduce the number of irregularities as well as no additional administrative burden for contractors and for final beneficiaries;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 228 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Encourages multi-city projects and collaboration agreements in order to harness pooled capacities and economies of scale in EU investments in infrastructure, climate change and the greenCalls for the increase of the budget for European Territorial Cooperation programmes, which provide a unique framework for interregional, cross- border, and transination; believes that this process should lead to a greater sense of ownership of projects and the consolidation of investal cooperation and help address common challenges, fostering partnerships and promoting economic developments, instead of fragmentation and lack of synergiessocial cohesion and environmental sustainability;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 234 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Calls for the further involvement of the EIB Group in cohesion policy investments, especially in less developed regions through the provision of support to sustainable cities, sustainable energy and loc, local and regional innovation projects; calls for the expansion of the local and regional project assistance and financial instruments that complement and leverage EU grants;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 240 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Insists on a critical review of Commission’s ad hoc initiatives in this field and the thorough screening of new initiatives by the EP; demands that this process is managed jointly and in partnership, with guaranteed representation of the local level, both of cities and rural areas, as well as of regions; calls for limiting the number of Commission ad hoc initiatives, some of which prove to be of less use to the local and regional level and might undermine the effectiveness of the overall cohesion appropriations planned in advance by scattering them; insists that every new Commission initiative must be accompanied by a corresponding budgetary top-up;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 252 #

2023/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls foron the creation of a mechanism for the early detection of red tape and actions in breach of or notCommission, Member States, regions and local authorities to rigorously and effectively applying the multi- level governance principle; callasks for the inclusion of the partnership principle in the European Semester; icalls convinced that the Commission and the ECA should have the right toto scrupulously conduct follow-ups, perform checks and make corrective recommendations;
2023/12/13
Committee: REGI
Amendment 8 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas cross-border cooperation with neighbouring countries, whether at land or sea borders, is a key part of the EU policy;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 9 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas cross-border cooperation contributes to sustainable development along the EU’s external borders, support economic and social development of the border areas, including in environment protection, public health services, safety and security measures, and addresses common challenges;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 14 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas the current geopolitical situation shows the importance of stability in the regioncountries at the EU’s external borders;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 31 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Stresses that the allocation of €1.1 billion for the period of 2021-2027 for 260 million people is far from optimal and consequently underlines the importance of financial strengthening of the European Union; welcomesse programmes; approves of the greater accountability of third countries for recoveries from private sector beneficiaries;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 34 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Welcomes the possibility for managing authorities to transmit data electronically to the Commission, but at the same time points out that more frequent data transmission cshould not lead to an increase of bureaucratisation;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 35 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Points out that the programmes' strategies are defined in such a way as to reach the EU objectives for smarter, greener, more connected, more social EU and Neighbourhood, ae well as at addressing the regional needs regarding good cooperation governance and more secure borders;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 38 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Expresses its concern that large infrastructure projects will no longer be subject to approvalscrutiny by the Commission;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 54 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Recognises the importance of promoting local and regional culture and of heritage conservation; calls, however, for more infrastructure projects that contribute to the connectivity of the regions to be encouraged;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 62 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Deplores the human losses, destruction of homes and infrastructure in Ukraine; stresses the active role that cross- border cooperation programmes and the New European Bauhaus should play in sustainable post- war reconstruction;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 66 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Deplores the use ofat Russia uses its energy sources as a means of exerting political pressure; calls for more fundingfurther action to bolster energy efficiency and reduce dependence on Russia;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 67 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Welcomes the proceduresinitiative for including Ukraine in the URBACT European Territorial Cooperation programme and the accession of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova as observer members in the European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion (ESPON);
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 70 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Stresses the importance of increased financial support being granted to the programme, given the security challenges in the Black Sea;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 72 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Highlights the potential of Black Sea energy sources, which are capable of contributing to a sustainable energy future also in the European Union;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 75 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Calls for Black Sea ports and related infrastructure to be upgraded, expanded and connected to existing transport hubs, and calls in particular for their connection to TEN-T corridors;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 76 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Calls forInsists on a cohesive strategy to be adopted for the Black Sea area and for synergies with the Danube Programme 2021-2027;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 79 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Welcomes the fact that the number of countries participating in Interreg MED programmes is expected to increaon the rise;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 84 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. ProposesAsks for a more coordinated and efficient use of existing funds in order to increase the competitiveness of the Mediterranean basin, while respecting current environmental rules;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 91 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Stresses that, despite their potential, renewable energy resources remain largely untapped and this potential should be stimulated, also by involving SMEs and midcaps;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 98 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Notes that the existence of different legal and institutional frameworks creates additional obstacles to project implementation and makes therefore the implementation of projects a challenge;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 101 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Notes that language barriers, which deem to increase the administrative burden, should be overcome through adequate measures;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 104 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Stresses that incompatibilities exist between states when it comes to the competences of authorities, as well as frequent changes in regional authorities, which can cause delays;deleted
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 108 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. NoStates that adapting the programme to the individual needs and specifics of each participating state maycountry/region calls for further efforts to be made;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 109 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 a (new)
26a. Points out that the lack of adequate transport infrastructure and networks, particularly when it comes to maritime and island cross-border cooperation, hampers trade and mobility and complicates cooperation;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 111 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Stresses that, in view of multiple crisis and conflicts, cross-border cooperation with neighbouring countries underscores the need to invest in the resilience of statcountries and societies;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 114 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Considers that thise CBC contributes significantly to strengthening local and regional democracy and the administrative capacities of partner countries;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 118 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Highlights the fact that the programmes offer opportunities for an in- depth dialogue with a range of stakeholders: civil society, local, regional authorities, academia and the private sector;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 122 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Notes that CBC contributes to reducing regional disparities andwhile promoting economic and social development and territorial cohesion, as well aslso through to mobility and connectivity;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 127 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 a (new)
30a. Stresses the importance of allowing emergency services (ambulance, fire brigade) to provide services across borders;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 128 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 b (new)
30b. Stresses that the EU and the Member States should guarantee the access to basic healthcare with neighbouring countries and enhance SMEs and mid-caps’ capacity to operate across borders;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 129 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 c (new)
30c. Considers that problems with cross-border cooperation persist in many areas, such as in transport sector, but also in economic areas such as employment and trade, and social policies like culture, languages and social inclusion;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 130 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 d (new)
30d. Highlights the necessity of cross- border cultural cooperation between citizens in order to strengthen mutual understanding of the neighbours’ customs, and creating important motivations for multilingual education;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 131 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 e (new)
30e. States that public educational and cultural services should be open, accessible and affordable to citizens from both sides of the borders;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 132 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 f (new)
30f. Stresses the importance of the cross-border cooperation on digitalisation, especially the digitalisation of public services, in order to provide a coherent and efficient public sector focused on the needs of all;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 133 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 g (new)
30g. Emphasizes the importance of developing local and regional plans for climate change adaptation measures across borders;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 134 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 h (new)
30h. Calls on the Commission to continue integrating the SDGs into the future cross-border cooperation action’s plans, so that no place and no one is left behind;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 135 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 i (new)
30i. Stresses that on climate change and the environment, all entities should undertake possible measures in cross- border planning related to environment, biodiversity and food security that have an economic and social benefit;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 136 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 j (new)
30j. Stresses the importance of networking and benchmarking in eliminating obstacles to cross-border cooperation; that should enable better use of tools, such as European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTCs), the Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) tool, or the Community-Led Local Development strategy (CLLD);
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 137 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Highlights both the intangible benefits, such as institutional capacity building, and the tangible benefitthe ones linked to infrastructure development;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 138 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 a (new)
31a. Notes that cross-border cooperation is an essential step in the EU pre-accession through mutual learning and good neighbouring relations; this helps to bring EU initiatives and objectives closer to candidate countries, share experiences and begin the economic and social convergence process;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 139 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 b (new)
31b. Notes that local and regional players need to be helped to grasp the current cooperation opportunities in order to be able to navigate and understand its complexity;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 140 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 c (new)
31c. Considers that the creation of joint cross-border local government councils, such as the one established between Romania and Moldova to help develop joint projects of mutual interest, could be an example to be followed;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 144 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32 a (new)
32a. Emphasises the necessity for the targeted programmes, during the programming period 2021- 2027, to clearly identify the requirements and priorities that are common to the regions along the EU’s external borders and complement other EU funded initiatives, not overlap them;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 145 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32 b (new)
32b. Recommends that representatives of civil society are involved in the programmes from the outset, as such involvement would be useful for fostering local/regional ownership of programmes and ensuring their relevance and consistency with the regions’ development strategies;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 146 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32 c (new)
32c. Recommends, in the area of cross- border governance, the need to develop a fully integrated infrastructure strategy (road, rail, water), taking into account the cross-border region as a whole;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 148 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33
33. Recommends to promoting European Unione EU financial instruments with added social value, in order to raise the level of awareness of the benefits of the European Union;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 153 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34
34. Calls on the Commission to considerably simplify procedures considerably and stresses that these should be flexible enoughenable to meet the real needs of cross- border areas;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 157 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34 a (new)
34a. Recommends to setting up sustainable functional structures for the regional and local cross-border cooperation and networks;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 159 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34 b (new)
34b. Emphasises the role of funds for small projects, like people-to-people projects in establishing ties across national borders;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 161 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35
35. Stresses that the regional and local authorities should be involved in the preparation and implementation of projects from the start; calls also for guidelines to be drawn up in this regard;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 165 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35 a (new)
35a. Underlines that exchange of good practices among regions and countries and learning from each other through a platform like INTERREG Europe, is very useful;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 167 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36
36. Calls on the Commission to improve the capacity of partner state authorinformation towards counterpart authorities in partner countries concerning the procedures and conditieons to access Europeanto EU funding;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 169 #

2023/2076(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36 a (new)
36a. As Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine has fundamentally changed the European security architecture, emphasizes cooperation on security policy aiming at reaching common goals of a reliable collective deterrence and defence in the framework of cross border cooperation;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 1 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 18 a (new)
– having regard to the Commission’s communication on the “Mid-term revision of the MFF 2021–2027”, COM(2023) 336,
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 3 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the green and digital transitions will give rise to new challenges as well as new opportunities for the economic, social and territorial cohesion of the European Union;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 7 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas climate-related EU policies must be carefully crafted to take account of the significant economic, social and political impact these measures may have on regions so as to promote resilience, avoid negative distributional effects and reduce disparities by means of targeted support and tailored strategies;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 15 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas there are profoundsignificant differences between the socioeconomic and demographic characteristics of the various regions and consequently there is no one- size-fits-all solution for all territorial and socioeconomic needs; whereas the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) arhave the best suited EU investmentpotential to become a better EU tool to alleviate the burden of the twin green and digital transitions and the automotive transition on the worst-affected regions;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 20 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas the combined use of EU budget resources from the multiannual financial framework and frommeans and the Recovery and Resilience Facility has created major difficulties for regions and local authorities in terms of policy fragmentation, administrative capacity and the complexity of planning and executing the funds programmed for the 2021-2027 period;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 24 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas the automotive industry at present is undergoing a major transformation, mainly due to the adopgeneral change in the transport system, through a model shift away from the road to more environmentally friendly modes of transport, as well as the increased use of car-sharing offers and the implementation of zero and low-emission technologies, all of which will reshape business models and value chains within the sector and will entail significant employment and social changes, withhile these patterns varying by Member States and regions;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 29 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas the EU’s future value added potential in the automotive sectors is limited by the EU’s heavy dependence on foreign imports of key supporting industries and raw materials for the cars of the future as well as a lack of a strong ICT sector and large European digital players that create value through access to data, digital ecosystems and connectivity technologies;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 42 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 1
Reshaping the future framework of EU structural and investment funds
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 55 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Strongly recommends the inclusion of a new policy objective on industrial transition within the EU cohesion policy beyond 2027; stresses that this objective should promote European strategic autonomy and address the adverse effects of the green and digital transitions, particularly focusing on mitigating the negative repercussions on employment and investment through support and diversification of local, regional and regnational economies;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 64 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Considers that the EU cohesion policy beyond 2027 should follow a more differentiated and targeted approach, moving fromcomplementing the use of income-related criteria to determine the level of support towith other criteria that also take into account regions’ characteristics and future growth potential, such as the youth unemployment rate, job dependency on transition sectors and research and development investment or the existing skills gap;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 67 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Recommends the creprolongation of a new ‘the Just Transition Fund 2.0’and broadening of its scope in the upcoming programming period after 2027, which should be endowed with moreadditional financial means, have a wider scop than at present is the case, focus on the appropriate NUTS level and be fully integrated in the Common Provisions Regulation16 ; _________________ 16 Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2021 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, the Just Transition Fund and the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund and financial rules for those and for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Instrument for Financial Support for Border Management and Visa Policy (OJ L 231, 30.6.2021, p. 159).
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 81 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Stresses the need to ensure the fair treatment of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the distribution of the ESIF by drastically simplifying the administrative steps required to access these funds, by adapting the requirements to the size of the company and by making progress towards full implementation of the ‘only once principle’, which means that citizens and businesses are only required to provide certain standard information to the authorities once;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 89 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Recognises that digitalisation brings more economic benefits to developed regions, while most less developed ones struggle owing to the need to shift from labour-intensive to capital- intensive technologies; stresses in this respect the key role played by local, regional and national educational and research institutions in leading digital innovation hubs, noting the waste of expertise due to uncoordinated regional policies;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 101 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Believes that the decarbonisation of road transport which requires the transformation of the whole value chain of the automotive industry with the phasing out of the combustion engine by 2035, must follow a well-planned strategy that ensures a smooth and socially acceptable transition for the workers and companies affected, especially those in less developed regions and regions facing demographic or territorial challenges; considers that this strategy must include a detailed plan for re-skilling workers, providing alternative employment options for people currently employed in the automotive sector and providing incentives and support to ensure that new industrial plants resulting from the transition remain within the region, thereby maintaining the spillover effects in those areas;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 117 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Considers that the just transition plans for automotive-dependent regionsregions shaped by the automotive industry should follow a place-based approach and should be managed by the competent authorities on the basis of the principles of partnership and multilevel governance; emphasises, further, the need to prioritise investments in re-skilling programmes and sustainable economic diversification strategies across the whole value chain to ensure a smooth and inclusive transition for workers and local economies;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 122 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Suggests considering the option of implementing the transition plans using a results-based approach, comprising a group of projects to be carried out by a beneficiary to contribute to the objectives of the plans;deleted
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 128 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Recognises the significance of providing support to all companies in the sectors undergoing the transition, with special emphasis on SMEs, which may have limited resources to achieve the necessary transformation; stresses the importance of targeted assistance to help SMEs acquire, upgrade and maintain physical assets and infrastructure, and to invest in research and development; emphasises the need for dedicated funding programmes, capacity-building initiatives and technical assistance specifically tailored to the needs of SMEs in order to ensure their successful integration and participation into the sector’s evolving landscape;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 136 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Calls on the Member States to ensure an adequate and equitable ecosystem for the penetration of electric mobility and, in this regard, to provide public alternative fuel infrastructure in rural regions and regions with a low population density that are not adequately covered by private providers so as to meet the needs of the resident population; considers, in this regard, that the price of this publicly provided service should mirror the average price of the service offered by private providers in that same region or Member State;
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 138 #

2023/2061(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council and, the Commission and the national and regional parliaments of the Member States.
2023/07/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 11 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas cohesion policy is the main investment policy for the EU’s regions and cities, consistently serving as a first choice for financial assistance facing unforeseen events that shake our socio-economy, and the Territorial Agenda is the guiding instrument for the European Union’s territorial policy;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 13 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. Whereas it is at territorial level where the challenges facing European regions are identified and managed;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 14 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A b (new)
Ab. Whereas Article 7 of the European Regional Development Fund Regulation (1301/2013) refers to Sustainable urban development based on integrated sustainable urban strategies as the framework for the selection of single operations;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 15 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A c (new)
Ac. Whereas the previous and current Common Provisions Regulations make no specific reference to the Territorial Agenda 2020 and the Territorial Agenda 2030 respectively;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 21 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas it considers the richness of Europe's territorial diversity as a dynamic and complex system in which each region faces development challenges according to its particular characteristics;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 22 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C b (new)
Cb. Whereas there is great potential for the Union in their national programmes and projects for spatial planning and regional development;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 23 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C c (new)
Cc. whereas it is important to incorporate territoriality into EU funds, especially cohesion policy;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 26 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas Article 28 CPR designates integrated territorial investments (ITIs) and community-led local development (CLLD) as the instruments for implementing territorial development strategies and calls for coherence and coordination among the Funds when several are applied to the same strategy for territorial or local development;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 27 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
Fa. whereas it acknowledges the efforts made by our regions to meet the new objectives (PO); thus asks the EC to allowing flexible implementation of PO5 without strict requirements regarding strategies and governance (CPR Title III, Chapter II) thereby opening it to all kinds of initiatives contributing to regional and urban development, e.g. allow transnational Interreg programmes to choose PO5 in future programming;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 28 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F b (new)
Fb. Whereas these instruments aim at bottom-up territorial development with the active participation of local stakeholders;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 37 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital I a (new)
Ia. Whereas the European Urban Agency, through the Leipzig Charter, supports the objectives of the Territorial Agenda 2030;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 39 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital I b (new)
Ib. Whereas both documents share common principles such as a local approach, policy coordination and effective multi-level frameworks;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 41 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital I c (new)
Ic. Whereas the driving principles of the Territorial Agenda 2030 are encompassed in the two priorities "People and places are drifting apart" and "Sustainable development and climate change";
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 43 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital I d (new)
Id. Whereas territorial priorities set by the Territorial Agenda 2030 for a fair and green Europe;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 46 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J a (new)
Ja. Whereas the EU Territorial Agenda 2030 calls for the territorial dimension of sectoral policies to be strengthened at all levels of governance;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 48 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J b (new)
Jb. Whereas a better data collection and a coherent revision of the Territorial Agenda 2030 is needed;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 49 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J c (new)
Jc. Whereas to date, 7 pilot actions have been carried out in the implementation of the Territorial Agenda 2030, serving as an example of the application of its objectives on the ground, at local and regional level;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 50 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J d (new)
Jd. whereas it takes into account the limited geographical balance in the development of these actions;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 51 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J e (new)
Je. whereas it takes into account the administrative difficulties encountered by the pilot actions when they were financed by several programmes or funding sources;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 60 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Welcomes the Handbook of territorial and development strategies and the Handbook of Sustainable Urban Development Strategies as guides for all administratives levels for the design, implementation and monitoring of territorial and urban development strategies;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 67 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Stresses the need forTakes into account the capacities demonstrated by local and regional authorities in the implementation and management of territorial tools, and considers necessary a paradigm shift in the involvement of local and regional authorities in the implementation and management of territorial tools;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 70 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Highlights the impact of the EU Semester decisions on territorial cohesion and, consequently, on the development capacity of territorial programmes;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 74 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Calls for territorial or local development strategies funded by more than one programme to merge into a single track, in accordance with Article 28 of the CPR and in order to prevent delays and administrative obstacles;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 75 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Welcomes the data shown in the STRAT-Board for the period 2014-2020 and notes that CLLDs played a major role in the development of territorial strategies, highlighting the strong interest of the local level in actively participating in the development of these strategies;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 76 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Calls on the Commission, in view of the successful use of CLLDs in the 2014-2020 period, to simplify the administrative process for the management of funds, especially where CLLDs draw from more than one distinct fund;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 77 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 c (new)
7c. Stresses that the ITIs are the main tool used by those Member States with a larger allocation of ERDF funds, as they quickly absorb the amounts and are able to cover several main axes at the same time, present in one or several operational programmes;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 84 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Considers TA2030 to be a real and proper instrument that ensures the EU’s cohesion through the management of each of its regions and their particularities; calls on the EC to consider modifying the role of the Territorial Agenda beyond that of a territorial management guide;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 93 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Calls for greater flexibility for the regions in the fulfilment of the PO5 objective and for the actions to achieve it to be aligned with those set out in the Territorial Agenda 2030;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 95 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Stresses the need to involve the European Parliament, - in particular its competerelevant Committee on Regional Development, - in the pilot actions, in order to ensure that they are in line with current EU priorities, and to extend their results of pilot actions at European level, which can be integrateding and coordinateding them with initiatives such as cohesion policy, including particular the ERDF and Interreg;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 98 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Calls for a strategy for merging funds or for the administrative simplification for pilot actions financed by more than one fund, so as to lower administrative barriers and facilitate applications for these projects;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 100 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Stresses the need for greater dissemination of the actions and achievements of the pilot projects as examples of the implementation of European funds; stresses the importance of communicating the results of the pilot actions, that a biennial conference is organised to showcase the pilot actions to local and regional authorities, as well as to relevant actors at national and EU level, linking it with other events such as the Rural Pact or the Cities Forum;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 103 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Calls on the Member States to develop their territorial agendas in line with the TA2030 as a basis for programming their territorial strategies, taking into account the specificities of each of its regions and serving as an incentive, and in order to stimulate the decision-making process and the design of territorial and urban policies;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 105 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Calls on the Member States and the Commission to promote the implementation of the TA2030 beyond pilot actions, making this instrument a reference framework for action that provides concrete and adapted guidelines for EU territories to improve their performance; highlights the opportunity to make regional funding conditional on achieving TA2030 priorities and calls on the Commission to develop monitoring indicators linking the TA2030 and the use of cohesion policy funds, in particular the ERFD;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 111 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Calls on the Commission to ensure the proper implementation of funds and the implementation of territorial instruments, favouring easy management without bureaucratic barriers;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 112 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 b (new)
16b. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to carry out a coherent review of the Territorial Agenda 2030 by 2024, including a thorough review of its governance system, the progress made in implementation and the relevance of its priorities, as outlined in the Territorial Agenda 2030;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 114 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Calls for a single framework for strategies aimed at both urban and wider territorial development, treating territorial requirements as a whole by taking as a basis unit functional areas at level 3 of the nomenclature of territorial units for statistics (NUTS); stresses that this could significantly reduce bureaucratic barriers in the acquisition of funds, homogenising the process for European regions;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 117 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 a (new)
18a. Recognises the Council's initiative in its role in the development of the territorial activities of the Member States;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 120 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Calls on the Commission to increase its involvement in territorial policy through cohesion policy and to strengthen the governance of regions in order to promote cohesion and micro- cohesion by covering the particularities of each region, improving decision-making at local and regional level and applying existing tools in order to improve the management of legislative instruments; calls on the Commission to strengthen the value of Cohesion Policy Funds to be sufficiently resilient, thus being able to cushion the effects of future unexpected events and to avoid regions suffering the consequences, thus upholding the principle of do not harm to cohesion;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 123 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Calls on the EC to carry out a study of each region's capacity to cushion future global challenges affecting territorial cohesion. This would provide a rapid response tool that would allow for flexibility in the allocation or reinforcement of these resources, according to the real time situation of our regions;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 126 #

2023/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 a (new)
20a. Calls on the EIB to increase the financial allocation foreseen for Cohesion Policy funds, dedicated to safeguarding the balance and proper functioning of our regions;
2023/10/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 22 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas almost three years after the so-called elections on 9 August 2020, the Belarusian authorities are continuing their repression against the Belarusian people; whereas more than 50 000 Belarusians have been illegally arrested and tortured, more than 1 500 persons remain imprisoned on political grounds, many others live under the continuous pressure of intimidation, threats and possible arrest and fabricated charges pressed against them and around 300 000 have left the country for fear of a similar fate;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 38 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas the Lukashenka regime is dangerously undermining the sovereignty of Belarus by deepening Belarus’ integration into the Union State with Russia; whereas the regime continues its policy of russification of Belarus and suppression of Belarus language and national identity;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 42 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas the Lukashenka regime is dangerously undermining the sovereignty of Belarus by deepening Belarus’ integration into the Union State with Russia, risking (partial) de facto governance from Moscow;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 44 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas the Lukashenka regime continues to marginalise national and religious minorities, as well as to prosecute political parties, trade unions and civil society organisations, and lawyers representing political prisoners;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 46 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C b (new)
Cb. whereas the Belarus Orthodox church in many cases serves the interests of the regime - it has removed senior bishops and lower clergy seen as disloyal to the regime, and given the regime lists of priests who have supported protests against the falsified presidential elections of 2020; whereas the leadership of the Belarusian Orthodox Church supports Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 66 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas the Lukashenka regime poses a direct threat to the EU and its citizens by continuing to instrumentalise migration' security, accepting the deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons on its territory and refusing to implement nuclear safety requirements at the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in Astravyets;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 73 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas the Belarusian democratic forces led by Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya have a well-established and internationally recognised structure, including the recent formation of the United Transitional Cabinet and the opening of the Mission of Democratic Belarus in Brussels and whereas both the United Transitional Cabinet, members in the diaspora of various democratic opposition parties and other Belarusians play a vital role in the continued active support to political prisoners, their families and activists still in Belarus;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 77 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas the Belarusian democratic forces led by Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya have a well-established and internationally recognised structure, including the Coordination Council, the recent formation of the United Transitional Cabinet and the opening of the Mission of Democratic Belarus in Brussels;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 80 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
Fa. whereas Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and the other leaders of democratic political parties have declared their European aspirations for the new Belarus;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 114 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. UrgesDemands from the Belarusian regime to end this spiral of violence, torture and repression against dissenting voices and perceived critics, to release immediately and unconditionally all political prisoners, their family members and all persons arbitrarily detained, and to engage in a genuine dialoguethe negotiations with representatives of the democratic forces and civil society in order to find a way out of the current political crisis through the organisation of free and fair elections to be organised under international observation led by the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 119 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Expresses deep concern over the alleged use of the forced labour of inmates in Belarusian penal colonies in particular by suppliers to major EU-based companies; calls on all EU-based companies to terminate relations with any Belarusian suppliers which use forced labour in their supply chains as far as not yet falling under restrictive measures, and calls on the Council to impose sanctions on any Belarusian companies which use forced labour in their supply chains;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 122 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Demands that the Lukashenka regime provides a proper medical care to all political prisoners and provides access to them for the international medical experts; demands an independent investigation into the deaths of political prisoners under custody by the regime;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 138 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Denounces politically motivated ‘show trials’ and trumped up charges aimed at instilling fear in representatives and supporters of the democratic forces, civil society, independent media, free trade unions and human rights defenders, and in particular the recent sentencing to long prison terms of Nobel Peace Prize and Sakharov Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski, Valiantsin Stefanovich, Zmitser Salauyou, Uladzimir Labkovich, Raman Pratasevich, Henadz Fiadynich, Vasil Berasneu and Vatslau Areshka, and Mikalai Statkevich, as well as the sentencing in absentia of leading figures of the democratic forces such as Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Pavel Latushka, Maryia Maroz, Volha Kavalkova, Siarhei Dyleuski, Valery Tsapkala, Stsiapan Putsila and Yan Rudzik on spurious charges of ‘conspiracy to seize power’ or ‘forming extremist organisations’; encourages the Council and the Commission to identify novel avenues to work towards the release of all political prisoners;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 165 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Reiterates its call for the EU Member States to prepare the ground for the criminal prosecution of Belarusian officials who are responsible for or complicit in electoral fraud and grave human rights violations, under the principle of universal justice; highlights the valuable work of NGOs in and outside of Belarus who document cases of torture and thus lay important groundwork for the future prosecution of crimes committed by the Lukashenka regime;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 169 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Stresses its earlier call on the EU to ensure that the special tribunal to punish Russian crimes committed in- and against Ukraine must also have jurisdiction to be able to also investigate and eventually prosecute Aliaksandr Lukashenka and his regime;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 176 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Condemns in the strongest possible terms the Belarusian regime’s involvement in Russia’s unjustified and unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine, including the massive provision of ammunition and military hardware to the Russian aggressors and the use of Belarusian territory and airspace as a staging ground to launch missile attacks on military and civilian targets in Ukraine; notes that the vast majority of Belarusians disapprove of this multifaceted involvement in Russia’s war of aggression; expresses its support for the Belarusian volunteers, in particular the ‘Kalinouski’ and ‘Pahonia’ regiments, who are bravely fighting alongside the Ukrainian army to repel the aggressors;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 181 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls for the EU institutions and the Member States to take all the actions necessary to enable the criminal prosecution of Belarusian officials who are complicit in the war crimes, crimes against humanity, crimes of genocide and the crime of aggression committed in Ukraine in particular noting the regime's collaboration, responsibility and active involvement in facilitating and executing the abduction and deportation of at least 2150 Ukrainian Children as investigated by the National Anti-Crisis Management (NAU);
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 193 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Call for the EU and its Member States to broaden and strengthen the scope of sanctions (‘restrictive measures’) against individuals and legal entities responsible for or complicit in grave human rights violations in Belarus under the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Mechanisms (EU Magnitsky Act), including judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, prison and penal colony officials, and agents of the infamous KGB and GUBOPiK; insists that Belarusian potash, which is the main source of the regime’s income, should remain on the list of sanctions; urges the EU and its Member States to increase their capacity to assess the real effect of sanctions in order to ensure their full implementation and to thwart any circumvention schemes; notes with concern the official visit of Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade to Minsk in February 2023, which contradicts EU policy towards Belarus;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 199 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Calls on member states to refrain from lobbying openly or behind the scenes in favour of softening any of the restrictive measures against Belarus and instead to foster solidarity among member states to find solutions for problems caused by the imposed sanctions;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 205 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Notes with great concern the rampant economic, political and military integration of Belarus into the Union State with Russia; condemns the announced deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons under Russian command on Belarusian territory; reiterates that such deployment is in violation of NPT, and that it may trigger further nuclear redeployments in the region; calls on the EU and its Member States to take all possible step to prevent such deployment; calls for the EU and the Member States to maintain unity in addressing the multifaceted threats posed by the Lukashenka regime to the EU, in particular the continued state-engineered illegal migration crisis at the borders of Belarus with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, and to work in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency to ensure nuclear safety at the Belarusian NPP;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 208 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Notes with great concern the rampant economic, political and military integration of Belarus into the Union State with Russia; condemns the announced deployment of Russian tactical nuclear weapons under Russian command on Belarusian territory; calls for the EU and the Member States to work in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency to ensure nuclear safety at the Belarusian NPP and to maintain unity in addressing the multifaceted threats posed by the Lukashenka regime to the EU, in particular the continued state-engineered illegal migration crisis that condones human suffering at the borders of Belarus with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia, and to work in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency to ensure nuclear safety at the Belarusian NPPwith the aim of destabilising geopolitically;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 216 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Stresses the need for Council and Commission to be prepared for different scenarios such as (forced) replacement of Lukashenka or the de-facto annexation of Belarus materializing in complete annexation or occupation and to consult with the United Transitional Cabinet regarding these different scenarios;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 217 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Condemns the increasing restrictions by the regime on the activities of the democratic parties, independent trade unions, civil society organisations; calls on the EU and its Member States to continue and increase support and cooperation with them;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 238 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Calls for the EU, its institutions and its Member States to develop a more ambitious and comprehensive strategy in order to support democratic forces, civil society activists, independent trade unions and free media both in and outside Belarus; emphasises the devastating situation of independent trade unions and calls for ILO labour standards to be respected; calls for support and enhanced cooperation between the EU and its Member states with the exiled European Humanities University; calls for improved EU communication with the people in Belarus in order to provide them with information and counter disinformation and propaganda by the state-controlled media; urges the EU Member States to coordinate their actions in order to alleviate the difficulties faced by democratic forces and civil society activists in exile, for example in the process of obtaining residence permits or opening bank accounts; calls for more low- threshold funding for NGOs in and outside Belarus, suggests that the European Endowment for Democracy (EED) should strengthen their focus on Belarus whilst Member States should provide the EED with more means to support the democratic forces of Belarus;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 251 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Calls on signing of an agreement to formalise and systematise cooperation between the European Parliament and the democratic forces and civil society of Belarus, including the United Transitional Cabinet and the Coordination Council;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 255 #

2023/2041(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 b (new)
11b. Calls on the EU institutions to continue its support to the independent Belarus academic institutions, including European Humanities University, as well as to cultural, educational and professional training programs;
2023/06/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 8 #

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, education and skills development., sustainable tourism as well as cultural and creative sectors and industries;
2024/02/08
Committee: REGI
Amendment 12 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5 a (new)
(5 a) The full economic growth and job creation potential cannot be reached without tapping into the potential of local economic development and without applying a place-based approach in the design and implementation of the Facility, through structured involvement with municipalities and regions, social partners, civil society organisations and voluntary associations;
2024/02/08
Committee: REGI
Amendment 25 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9 a (new)
(9 a) A large part of the EU acquis is implemented at the sub-national level by local and regional authorites. The Facility should support structural reforms with the aim of increasing the effectiveness of public administration at all levels of governance;
2024/02/08
Committee: REGI
Amendment 56 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point g a (new)
(g a) address demographic challenges;
2024/02/08
Committee: REGI
Amendment 68 #

2023/0397(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. Cooperation under the Facility shall be based on and shall promote the development effectiveness principles, across all modalities, namely ownership of development priorities by the Beneficiaries, a focus on results, inclusive partnerships with local and regional authorities, social partners, civil society organisations and voluntary associations , transparency and mutual accountability. The cooperation shall be based on effective and efficient resources allocation and use.
2024/02/08
Committee: REGI
Amendment 4 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2 a (new)
(2a) Whereas STEP, in order to reach its goal of structural investments in high technology industry and to avoid overlaps has to be closely coordinated with the existing EU initiatives to support the industry;
2023/09/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 5 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) The uptake and scaling up in the Union of deep and digital technologies, clean technologies, and biotechnologies will be essential to seize the opportunities and meet the objectives of the green and digital transitions, thus promoting the competitiveness of the European industry and its sustainability and in the same time to further preserve economic, social, and territorial cohesion and solidarity among member states and their regions. Therefore, immediate action is required to support the development or manufacturing in the Union of such technologies, safeguarding and strengthening their value chains thereby reducing the Union’s strategic dependencies, and addressing existing labour and skills shortages in those sectors through trainings and apprenticeships and the creation of attractive, quality jobs accessible to all., as well as to reduce disparities in development of the various regions;
2023/09/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 20 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) Strengthening the development and manufacturing capacity of key technologies in the Union will not be possible without a sizeable skilled workforce. However, labour and skills shortages have increased in all sectors including those considered key for the green and digital transition and endanger the rise of key technologies, also in the context of demographic change. Therefore, it is necessary to boost the activation of more people to the labour market relevant for strategic sectors, in particular through the creation of jobs and apprenticeships for young, disadvantaged persons, in particular, young people not in employment, education or training. Such support will complement a number of other actions aimed at meeting the skills needs stemming from the transition, outlined in the EU Skills Agenda.45 _________________ 45 Communication on a European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience, COM(2020) 274 final.
2023/09/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 22 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The scale of investments needed for the transition require a fulln intelligent mobilisation of funding available under existing EU programmes and funds, inclusive those granting a budgetary guarantee for financing and investment operations and implementation of financial instruments and blending operations. Such funding should be deployed in a more flexible manner, to provide timely and targeted support for critical technologies in strategic sectors. Therefore, a Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (‘STEP’) should give a structural answercontribute to respond to the Union investment needs by helping to better channel the existing EU funds towards critical investments aimed at supporting the development or manufacturing of critical technologies, while preserving a level playing field in the Single Market, thereby preserving cohesion and aiming at a geographically balanced distributiondistribution of projects financed under STEP in a geographically balanced way amongst all regions of the EU of projects financed under the STEP in accordance with the respective programme mandates.
2023/09/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 42 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) In order to extend support possibilities for investments aimed at strengthening industrial development and reinforcement of value chains in strategic sectors, the scope of support from the ERDF should be extended by providing for new specific objectives under the ERDF, without prejudice to the rules on eligibility of expenditure and climate spending as set out in Regulation (EU) 2021/106055 and Regulation (EU) 2021/105856 . In strategic sectors, it should also be possible to support productive investments in enterprises other than SMEs, and mid-caps which remain the focus and which can make a significant contribution to the development of less developed and transition regions, territories defined in the Just Transition Plans, as well as in more developed regions of Member States with a GDP per capita below the EU average. Managing authorities are encouraged to promote the collaboration between large enterprises and local SMEs, supply chains, innovation and technology ecosystems. This would allow reinforcing Europe’s overall capacity to strengthen its position in those sectors through providing access to all Member States for such investments, thus counteracting the risk of increasing disparities. _________________ 55 Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 laying down common provisions (OJ L 231, 30.6.2021, p. 159). 56 Regulation (EU) 2021/1058 on the European Regional Development Fund and on the Cohesion Fund (OJ L 224, 24.6.2021, p. 31).
2023/09/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 55 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18
(18) The regulatory framework for the implementation of the 2014-2020 programmes has been adapted over the past years to provide Member States and regions with additional with additional flexibility in terms of implementation rules and more liquidity to tackle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the war or aggression against Ukraine. These measures, introduced at the end of the programming period, require sufficient time and administrative resources to be fully exploited and implemented; also at a time where Member States will focus resources on revising the 2021-2027 operational programmes linked to the STEP objectives. With a view to alleviate the administrative burden on programme authorities and to prevent possible loss of funds at closure for purely administrative reasons, the deadlines for the administrative closure of the programmes under the 2014-2020 period should be extended in Regulation (EU) No 1303/201361 and Regulation (EU) No 223/201462 . More specifically, the deadline for the submission of that final payment application should be extended by 12 months. Furthermore, the deadline for the submission of the closure documents should also be extended by 12 months. The last accounting year of the period should accordingly be extended until June 30, 2025 in order to give Member States sufficient time to finalise the processes linked to the closure of projects. In the context of this amendment, it is appropriate to clarify that distribution of food and material bought until the end of the eligibility period (end-2023) may continue after that date. In order to ensure a sound implementation of the EU budget and respect for the payment ceilings, payments to be made in 2025 should be capped at 1 % of the financial appropriations from resources under the Multiannual Financial Framework per programme. Amounts due exceeding the ceiling of 1% of programme appropriations per fund for 2025 would not be paid in 2025 nor in subsequent years but only used for the clearance of pre- financing. Unused amounts shall be decommitted in accordance with the general rules for decommitment at closure. _________________ 61 Regulation (EU) 1303/2013 laying down common provisions (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 320). 62 Regulation (EU) 223/2014 on the Fund for European Aid on the Most Deprived (OJ L 72, 12.3.2014, p. 1).
2023/09/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 65 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. To strengthen European sovereignty and security, accelerate the Union’s green and digital transitions and enhance its competitiveness, reduce its strategic dependencies, favoensure a level playing field in the Single Market for investments throughout the Union, and promote inclusive access to attractive, quality jobs, the Platform shall pursue the following objectives:
2023/09/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 73 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point b a (new)
(ba) preserving and strengthening economic, social and territorial cohesion and solidarity among member states and regions.
2023/09/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 88 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) The EU industry has proven its inbuilt resilience but is being challenged. High inflation, labour shortages, post- COVID supply chains disruptions, rising interest rates, and spikes in energy costs and input prices are weighing on the competitiveness of the EU industry. This is paired with strong, but not always fair, competition on the fragmented global market. The EU has already put forward several initiatives to support its industry, such as the Green Deal Industrial Plan,40 the Critical Raw Materials Act41 , the Net Zero Industry Act42 , the new Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework for State aid,43 and REPowerEU.44 While these solutions provide fast and targeted support, the EU needs a more structural answer to the investment needs of its industries, safeguarding cohesion, quality job creation, and the level playing field in the Single Market and to reduce the EU’s strategic dependencies. _________________ 40 Communication on A Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age, COM(2023) 62 final. 41 COM(2023) 160 final 42 COM(2023) 161 final 43 Communication on a Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework for State Aid measures (OJ C 101, 17.3.2023, p. 3). 44 Regulation (EU) 2023/435 as regards REPowerEU (OJ L 63, 28.2.2023, p. 1).
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 90 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) The uptake and scaling up in the Union of deep and digital technologies, clean technologies that contribute to the objectives of the Digital Decade Policy Programme 2030, net-zero technologies as defined in the Net-Zero- Industry Act, and biotechnologies will be essential to seize the opportunities and meet the objectives of the green and digital transitions, thus promoting the competitiveness of the European industry and its sustainability. Therefore, immediate action is required to support the development or manufacturing in the Union of such technologies, safeguarding and strengthening their valuesupply chains thereby reducing the Union’s strategic dependencies, and addressing existing labour and skills shortages in those sectors through lifelong learning, trainings and paid apprenticeships and the creation of attractive, quality jobs accessible to all.
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 91 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall monitor the implementation of the Platform and measure the achievement of the Platform objectives set out in Article 2. The monitoring of implementation shall be targeted and proportionate to the activities carried out under the Platform, mainly using existing reporting channels and data, the monitoring shall be further rationalised.
2023/09/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 97 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2
2. The annual report shall include consolidated information on the progress made in implementing the Platform objectives under each of the programmes and funds. It shall include qualitative and quantitative information on how Europe's economic, social and territorial cohesion is being reinforced.
2023/09/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 112 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) Strengthening the manufacturing capacity of key technologies in the Union will not be possible without a sizeable skilled workforce. However, labour and skills shortages have increased in all sectors including those considered key for the green and digital transition and endanger the rise of key technologies, also in the context of demographic change. Therefore, it is necessary to boost the activation of more people to the labour market relevant for strategic sectors, in particular through the creation of jobs anquality jobs and decently paid apprenticeships for young, disadvantaged persons, in particular, young people not in employment, education or training. Such support will complement a number of other actions aimed at meeting the skills needs stemming from the transition, outlined in the EU Skills Agenda.45 _________________ 45 Communication on a European Skills Agenda for sustainable competitiveness, social fairness and resilience, COM(2020) 274 final.
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 126 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Regulation (EU) 2021/1058
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – point e (new) – subparagraph 1
when they contribute to the specificSTEP objective under PO 1 set out in Article 3(1), first subparagraph, point (a)(vi) or to the specific objective under PO 2 set out in point (b)(ix) of that subparagraphs referred to in Article 2 of Regulation .../... [STEP Regulation] under specific objective under PO 1, or to the specific objective under PO 2, in less developed and transition regions, as well as more developed regions in Member States whose average GDP per capita is below the EU average of the EU-27 measured in purchasing power standards (PPS) and calculated on the basis of Union figures for the period 2015-2017.
2023/09/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 133 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) To that end, it should be possible to rely on assessments made for the purposes of other Union programmes in accordance with Articles 126 and 127 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046,52 in order to reduce administrative burden for beneficiaries of Union funds and encourage investment in priority technologies. Provided they comply with the provisions of the RRF Regulation,53 Member States should consider including actions awarded the Sovereignty Seal when preparing their recovery and resilience plans and when proposing their Recovering and Resilience Plans and when deciding on investment projects to be financed from its share of the Modernisation Fund. The Sovereignty Seal should also be taken into account by the Commission in the context of the procedure provided for in Article 19 of the EIB Statute and of the policy check laid down in Article 23 of the InvestEU Regulation. In addition, the implementing partners should be required to examine projects having been awarded the Sovereignty Seal in case they fall within their geographic and activity scope in accordance with Article 26(5) of that Regulation. Authorities in charge of programmes falling under STEP should also be encouraged to consider to support for strategic projects identified in accordance with the Net Zero Industry and the Critical Raw Materials Acts that are within the scope of Article 2 of the Regulation and for which rules on cumulative funding may apply. The Sovereignty Seal should facilitate access to dedicated funds without replicating existing EU instruments. _________________ 52 Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union (OJ L 193, 30.7.2018, p. 1). 53 Regulation (EU) 2021/241 establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility (OJ L 57, 18.2.2021, p. 17).
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 143 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11
(11) While the STEP relies on the reprogramming and reinforcement of existing programmes for supporting strategic investments, it is also an important element for testing the feasibility and preparation of new interventions as a step towards a European Sovereignty Fund. TAlso in order to path the way towards a Sovereignty Fund that eventually contributes to shaping and strengthening a European industrial policy, the evaluation in 2025 will assess the relevance of the actions undertaken and serve as basis for assessing the need for an upscaling of the support towards strategic sectors.
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 165 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) In order to help accelerate investments and provide immediate liquidity for investments supporting the STEP objectives under the ERDF, the ESF+59 and the JTF, an additional amount of exceptional pre-financing should be provided in the form of a one-off payment with respect to the priorities dedicated to investments supporting the STEP objectives. The additional pre-financing should apply to the whole of the JTF allocation given the need to accelerate its implementation and the strong links of the JTF to support Member States towards the STEP objectives. The rules applying for those amounts of exceptional pre-financing should be consistent with the rules applicable to pre-financing set out in Regulation (EU) 2021/1060. Moreover, to further incentivise the uptake of such investments and ensure its faster implementation, the possibility for an increased EU financing rate of 100% for the STEP priorities should be available. When implementing the new STEP objectives, managing authorities are encouraged to apply certain social criteria orand promote social positive outcomes, such as creating quality jobs, decently paid apprenticeships and quality jobs for young disadvantaged persons, in particular young persons not in employment, education or training, applying the social award criteria in the Directives on public procurement when a project is implemented by a body subject to public procurement, and paying the applicable wages as agreed through collective bargaining. _________________ 59 Regulation (EU) 2021/1057 establishing the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) (OJ L 231, 30.6.2021, p. 21).
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 183 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
This Regulation establishes a Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (‘STEP’ or ‘the Platform’) to support critical and emerging strategic technologies and their respective supply chains and thus help the implementation of European legislation in these fields (NZIA, CRMA, Digital Decade Policy Programme 2030).
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 194 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a – introductory part
(a) supporting the development or manufacturing throughout the Union, or safeguarding and strengthening the respective valuesupply chains, of critical technologies in the following fields:
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 196 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a – point i
(i) deep and digital technologies contributing to the objectives of the Digital Decade Policy Programme 2030
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 200 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a – point ii
(ii) cleannet-zero technologies as defined in the Net-Zero-Industry Act
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 203 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point a – point iii
(iii) biotechnologies and medicinal products on the Union List of Critical Medicinal Products and their components
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 220 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 4
4. The valuesupply chain for the manufacturing of critical technologies referred to in the first paragraph relates to final products, as well as key components, specific machinery and critical raw materials as described in Annex I of the Critical Raw Materials Act which are primarily used for the production of those products.
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 247 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. The Commission shall award a Sovereignty Seal to any action contributing to any of the Platform objectives, provided the action has been assessed and complies with the minimum quality requirements, in particular eligibility, exclusion and award criteria, provided by a call for proposals under Regulation (EU) 2021/695, Regulation (EU) 2021/694, Regulation (EU) 2021/697, Regulation (EU) 2021/522, or Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/856. Projects that have been identified as "strategic project" under NZIA or CRMA shall automatically be awarded a Sovereignty Seal.
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 255 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. The Sovereignty Seal mayshall be used as a quality label, in particular for the purposes of:
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 265 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 4
4. When deciding on investment projects to finance from their respective shares of the Modernisation Fund in accordance with Article 10d of Directive 2003/87/EC, Member States shall consider as a priority project for critical clean technologiesnet-zero technologies as defined in the NZIA which have received the Sovereignty Seal in accordance with paragraph 1. In addition, Member States may decide to grant national support to projects with a Sovereignty Seal contributing to the Platform objective referred to in Article 2(1), point (a)(ii).
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 286 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. The Sovereignty Portal shall include a rapid simulator to assess the eligibility for EU funding of projects; such a simulator could be used by the industry, especially SMEs, but should not deliver legally binding opinion nor request confidential information.
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 297 #

2023/0199(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 3
3. Where appropriate, and in the light of the foreseen European Sovereignty Fund that will help shaping and strengthening a European industrial policy, the evaluation shall be accompanied by a proposal for amendments of this Regulation.
2023/09/08
Committee: BUDGITRE
Amendment 18 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 45
(45) Member States canshould provide support from cohesion policy programmes in line with applicable rules under Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council57 to encourage the take up of net-zero strategic projects in less developed and transition regionsall regions, especially in less developed, transition regions and Just Transition Fund Territories, through investment packages of infrastructure, productive investment in innovation, manufacturing capacity in SMEcompanies, services, training and upskilling measure, including support to capacity building of the public authorities and promoters. The applicable co-financing rates set in programmes may be up to 85% for less developed regions and up to 60% or 70% for transition regions and 40% to 50% for more developed regions, depending on the fund concerned and the status of the region but Member States may exceed these ceilings at the level of the project concerned, where feasible under State aid rules. The Technical Support Instrument can help Member States and regions in preparing net-zero growth strategies, improve the business environment, reducing red tape and accelerating permitting. Member States should be encouraged to promote the sustainability of net-zero strategic projects by embedding these investments in European value chains, building notably on interregional and cross border cooperation networks. _________________ 57 Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2021 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, the Just Transition Fund and the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund and financial rules for those and for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Instrument for Financial Support for Border Management and Visa Policy (OJ L 231, 30.6.2021, p. 159).
2023/06/08
Committee: REGI
Amendment 71 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 3
3. Net-zero technology manufacturing projects corresponding to a technology listed in the Annex and located within the EU, especially in ‘less developed and transition regions’ and Just Transition Fund Territories and eligible for funding under cohesion policy rules, shall be recognised by Member States as net- zero strategic projects under Article 11(3) upon request of the project promoter without the project promoter having to submit a formal application under Article 11(2).
2023/06/08
Committee: REGI
Amendment 131 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The net-zero transformation is already causing huge industrial, economic, and geopolitical shifts across the globe, which will become ever more pronounced as the world advances in its decarbonisation efforts. The road to net zero translates into strong opportunities for the expansion of Union’s net-zero industry, making use of the strength of the Single Market, by promoting investment in technologies in the field of renewable energy technologies , electricity and heat storage technologies, heat pumps, grid technologies, renewable fuels of non- biological origin technologies, electrolysers and fuel cells, fusion, small modular reactors and related best-in-class fuels, carbon capture, utilisation, and storage technologies, and energy-system related energy efficiency technologies and their supply chains, as well as circular manufacturing technologies for improving energy and material efficiency in industrial processes, allowing for the decarbonisation of our economic sectors, from energy supply to transport, buildings, and industry. A strong net zero industry within the European Union can help significantly in reaching the Union’s climate and energy targets effectively, as well as in supporting other Green Deal objectives, while creating jobs and growth.
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 184 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) The development of carbon capture and storage solutions for industry is confronted with a coordination failure. On the one hand, despite the growing CO2 price incentive provided by the EU Emissions Trading System, for industry to invest into capturing CO2 emissions making such investments economically viable, they face a significant risk of not being able to access a permitted geological storage site. On the other hand, investors into first CO2 storage sites face upfront costs to identify develop and appraise them even before they can apply for a regulatory storage permit. Transparency about potential CO2 storage capacity in terms of the geological suitability of relevant areas and existing geological data, in particular from the exploration of hydrocarbon production sites, can support market operators to plan their investments. Member State should make such data publicly available and report regularly in a forward-looking perspective about progress in developing CO2 storage sites and the corresponding needs for injection and storage capacities above, in order to collectively reach the Union-wide target for CO2 injection capacity. At the same time, CO2 injection capacity sites must comply with the applicable environmental standards and ensure the safety of their operations, including the rules laid down in Directive 2009/31/EC and the "Do No Significant Harm"-principle within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2020/852
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 315 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 45
(45) Member States canshould provide support from cohesion policy programmes in line with applicable rules under Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council57 to encourage the take up of net-zero strategic projects in all regions, especially in less developed andregions, transition regions and Just Transition Funds territories, through investment packages of infrastructure, productive investment in innovation, manufacturing capacity in SMEcompanies, services, training and upskilling measure, including support to capacity building of the public authorities and promoters. The applicable co-financing rates set in programmes may be up to 85% for less developed regions and, up to 60% or 70% for transition regions and 40% to 50% for more developed regions, depending on the fund concerned and the status of the region but Member States may exceed these ceilings at the level of the project concerned, where feasible under State aid rules. The Technical Support Instrument can help Member States and regions in preparing net-zero growth strategies, improve the business environment, reducing red tape and accelerating permitting. Member States should be encouraged to promote the sustainability of net-zero strategic projects by embedding these investments in European value chains, building notably on interregional and cross border cooperation networks. _________________ 57 Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2021 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, the Just Transition Fund and the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund and financial rules for those and for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Instrument for Financial Support for Border Management and Visa Policy (OJ L 231, 30.6.2021, p. 159).
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 384 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 62 a (new)
(62a) Member States may designate Net- Zero Industry Valleys as areas that are particularly suitable to develop net-zero manufacturing projects and projects, in order to further accelerate permitting procedures and allocate financial support. When designating Net-Zero Industry Valleys, Member States shall respect the 'Do No Significant Harm' principle and should not establish valleys in designated Natura 2000 areas or areas protected by the Nature Restauration Regulation. Member States can designate Net-Zero Industry Valleys specific for one or more types of net-zero technologies and should indicate the type or types of projects that are suitable for each Net-Zero Industry Valley. When allowing companies to set up projects in Net-Zero Industry Valleys, Member States shall assess the compliance of these companies with the highest social standards, including wages, trade union promotion and education programmes. Member States and the Commission should furthermore ensure financial support including through the European Social Fund, Just Transition Fund, European Regional Development Funds and Single Market Programme.
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 413 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
1. 1. This Regulation establishes the framework of measures for innovating and scaling up the manufacturing capacity of net-zero technologies and promoting their use in their upstream and downstream value chains, as well as the roll-out of existing and new applications and infrastructures in the Union to support the Union’s 2030 target of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % relative to 1990 levels and the Union’s 2050 climate neutrality target, as defined by Regulation (EU) 2021/1119, and to strengthen the international competitiveness of those technologies and the relevant value chains and to ensure the Union’s access to a secure and sustainable supply of net-zero technologies, needed to safeguard the resilience of the Union’s energy system and to contribute to the creation of quality jobs.
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 502 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) ‘net-zero technologies’ means renewable energy technologies66 such as wind, solar (solar thermal and solar photovoltaic) and geothermal energy; electricity and heat storage technologies; heat pumps; grid technologies; renewable fuels of non-biological origin technologies; sustainable alternative fuels technologies67 ; electrolysers and fuel cells; advanced technologies to produce energy from nuclear processes with minimal waste from the fuel cycle, small modular reactors, and related best-in-class fuels; carbon capture, utilisation, and storage technologies; and energy-system related energy efficiency technologies and circular manufacturing technologies for improving energy and material efficiency in industrial processes. They refer to the final products, specific components and specific machinery primarily used for the production of those products. They shall have reached a technology readiness level of at least 8. _________________ 66 ‘renewable energy' means ‘renewable energy’ as defined in Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources 67 ‘sustainable alternative fuels’ means fuels covered by the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ensuring a level playing field for sustainable air transport, COM/2021/561 final and by the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and Council on the use of renewable and low-carbon fuels in maritime transport COM/2021/562 final.
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 581 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point q
(q) ‘CO2 injection capacity’ means the annual amount of CO2 that can be injected in an operational geological storage site, permitted under Directive 2009/31/EC and in line with the "Do No Significant Harm"-principle within the meaning of Article 17 of Regulation (EU) 2020/852, with the purpose to reduce emissions or increase carbon removals, in particular from large scale industrial installations and which is measured in tonnes per annum;
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 762 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 a (new)
Article9a Setting up Net-Zero Industry Valleys 1. From [4 months after the entry into force], Member States may identify land areas dedicated to Net-Zero Industry Valleys. 2. When identifying areas for setting up the Net-Zero Industry Valleys, Member States shall take into account: (a) the need to favour multiple uses of the areas identified to ensure the expansion, reindustrialisation or creation of European industrial clusters; (b) the availability of relevant transportation and network infrastructure, storage and other flexibility tools or the potential to create such infrastructure and storage; (c) the just transition and its objectives, particularly coal regions in transition; (d) any planned or already existing project pipeline and plan; (e) the potential to organise education and training provisions for the availability of skills in net-zero technology products; (f) the potential for the creation of quality jobs and the employment of local employees at potential production sites; (g) the need to select areas where the construction or expansion of a specific type or types of net-zero technology products manufacturing projects does not lead to significant environmental impacts; 2. For the purposes of reducing the environmental impact of the construction or expansion of a specific type or types of strategic net-zero technology products manufacturing project in Net-Zero Industry Valleys to the minimum, Member States shall set appropriate rules when designating a Valley, in particular: (a) giving priority to artificial and built surfaces, industrial sites, brownfield sites, and, where appropriate, greenfield sites not usable for agriculture; (b) refraining from setting up Net-Zero Industry Valleys in areas subject to restoration measures according to the National Restoration Plans prepared under the Regulation on Nature Restoration or designated Natura 2000 areas. 3. Before adopting a plan or plans designating Net-Zero Industry Valleys, Member States shall carry out an environmental assessment in accordance with Directive 2001/42/EC, and where applicable, the assessment referred to in Article 6(3) of Directive 92/43/EEC, as well as a consultation of the public pursuant to the rules set out in Article 8 of Directive 2011/92/EU. 4. Member States shall ensure that the designation of the Net-Zero Industry Valley fulfils the requirements of the 'Do No Significant Harm’ principle within the meaning of Article 17 of Regulation (EU) 2020/852. 5. Member States shall make any decision designating a Net-Zero Industry Valley public and shall review such decision periodically, and at least in the context of the update of the national energy and climate plans referred to in Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999.
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 763 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 a (new)
Article9a Setting up Net-Zero Industry Valleys 1. From [4 months after the entry into force], Member States may identify land areas dedicated to Net-Zero Industry Valleys. 2. When identifying areas for setting up the Net-Zero Industry Valleys, Member States shall take into account: (a) the need to favour multiple uses of the areas identified to ensure the expansion, reindustrialisation or creation of European industrial clusters; (b) the availability of relevant transportation and network infrastructure, storage and other flexibility tools or the potential to create such infrastructure and storage; (c) the just transition and its objectives, particularly coal regions in transition; (d) any planned or already existing project pipeline and plan; (e) the potential to organise education and training provisions for the availability of skills in net-zero technology products; (f) the potential for the creation of quality jobs and the employment of local employees at potential production sites; (g) the need to select areas where the construction or expansion of a specific type or types of net-zero technology products manufacturing projects does not lead to significant environmental impacts; 2. For the purposes of reducing the environmental impact of the construction or expansion of a specific type or types of strategic net-zero technology products manufacturing project in Net-Zero Industry Valleys to the minimum, Member States shall set appropriate rules when designating a Valley, in particular: (a) giving priority to artificial and built surfaces, industrial sites, brownfield sites, and, where appropriate, greenfield sites not usable for agriculture; (b) refraining from setting up Net-Zero Industry Valleys in areas subject to restoration measures according to the National Restoration Plans prepared under the Regulation on Nature Restoration or designated Natura 2000 areas. 3. Before adopting a plan or plans designating Net-Zero Industry Valleys, Member States shall carry out an environmental assessment in accordance with Directive 2001/42/EC, and where applicable, the assessment referred to in Article 6(3) of Directive 92/43/EEC, as well as a consultation of the public pursuant to the rules set out in Article 8 of Directive 2011/92/EU. 4. Member States shall ensure that the designation of the Net-Zero Industry Valley fulfils the requirements of the 'Do No Significant Harm’ principle within the meaning of Article 17 of Regulation (EU) 2020/852. 5. Member States shall make any decision designating a Net-Zero Industry Valley public and shall review such decision periodically, and at least in the context of the update of the national energy and climate plans referred to in Article 14 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999.
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 765 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 9 b (new)
Article9b Fostering investments in Net-Zero Industry Valleys 1. Member States shall ensure that permit-granting processes in Net-Zero Industry Valleys are accelerated and where possible fast-tracked, and that the time limits set out in Article 6 (1) and (2) are shortened by 6 months. 2. Net-zero technology manufacturing projects in Net-Zero Industry Valleys may be considered as approved in the permit- granting procedure via pre-authorisation when considered of overriding public interest, provided that the conditions regarding environmental impact set out in Articles 6(4) and 16(1) of Directive 92/43/EEC, Article 4(7) of Directive 2000/60/EC and Article 9(1)(a) of Directive 2009/147/EC are fulfilled. 3. Member States and the public authorities responsible for Net-Zero Industry Valleys shall design and implement all of the following economic and administrative support schemes: (a) ensure the fast administrative set-up of the Net-Zero Industry Valley; (b) develop the necessary infrastructure in the Net-Zero Industry Valley; (c) support private investments in the Net- Zero Industry Valley; (d) ensure the adequate reskilling and upskilling of the local workforce. 4. Member States shall ensure that projects located in the Valley are compliant with the 'Do No Significant Harm' principle within the meaning of Article 17 of Regulation (EU) 2020/852. 5. Member States shall ensure that the companies responsible for net-zero manufacturing projects located in the Net-Zero Industry Valley fulfil all of the following conditions: (a) they allocate more than 10% of annual budget for employees’ reskilling and upskilling; (b) they allocate a minimum percentage of capital expenditure to Research and Development; (c) they demonstrate compliance with ILO conventions, including on forced labour, and have strong human rights due diligence procedures in their full supply chain; (d) they offer wages above industry average, promote trade unions and employ a minimum percentage of local employees in their production sites; 6. Public investments aimed at setting up Net-Zero Industry Valleys, at equipping Net-Zero Industry Valleys with appropriate infrastructure, converting brownfield sites and developing the adequacy of the local skills pool may benefit from increased co-financing rates by up to 10% under the European Fund for Regional Development, the Just Transition Fund and the European Social Fund Plus.
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 772 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. Member States shall recognise as net-zero strategic projects net-zero technology manufacturing projects corresponding to a technology listed in the Annex on Assessment of the recognition criteria for Strategic Projects, and located in the Union that contributes to the realisation of the objectives set out in Article 1 of this Regulation and meet at least one of, fulfilling the criteria listed in Annex on Assessment of the recognition criteria for Strategic Projects , of this Regulation under the condition that the project promoter complies with applicable obligations in the fields of social and labour law established by international, EU or national law and his obligations under Articles 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 15 of Directive 2022/0051(COD) and Article 19a of Directive (EU) 2022/2464, and meet the following criteria:
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 793 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point b – point iii
(iii) it puts into place measures to attract, upskill or reskill a workforce required for net-zero technologies, including through apprenticeships, in close cooperation withtraineeships, continuing or post graduate academic education in close cooperation with regional and local authorities and social partners;
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 797 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 1 – point b – point iii a (new)
(iiia) it is implemented sustainably, in particular as regards the monitoring, prevention and minimisation of environmental impacts, the use of socially responsible practices including respect of human and labour rights, and meaningful engagement with local communities and the use of transparent business practices with adequate compliance policies to prevent and minimise risks of adverse impacts on the proper functioning of public administration, including corruption and bribery;
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 848 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. local and regional authorities have been consulted on the CO2 storage project
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 849 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 3
3. Net-zero technology manufacturing projects corresponding to a technology listed in the Annex and located in the Union, especially in ‘less developed and transition regions’ and Just Transition Fund Territories and eligible for funding under cohesion policy rules, shall be recognised by Member States as net- zero strategic projects under Article 11(3) upon request of the project promoter without the project promoter having to submit a formal application under Article 11(2). This is without prejudice to the obligations of the project promoter arising from Article 10 (1) in conjunction with recitals 25 and 26 with regard to environmental and social sustainability.
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1180 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) social and environmental sustainability going beyond the minimum requirements in applicable legislation including job quality criteria, mechanisms to incentivise quality apprenticeship, measures to improve diversity at work as well as the respect of collective agreements and trade unions' right to negotiate;
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1202 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) the tender’s contribution to resilience, taking into account the proportion of the products as well as the precursors necessary for their production originating from a single source of supply, as determined in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council72 , from which more than 65% of the supply for that specific net-zero technology within the Union originates in the last year for which data is available for when the tender takes place. _________________ 72 Regulation (EU) No 952/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 October 2013 laying down the Union Customs Code (OJ L 269, 10.10.2013, p. 1).
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1225 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 3
3. Contracting authorities and contracting entities shall give the tender’s sustainability and resilience contribution a weight between 15% and 340% of the award criteria, without prejudice of the application of Article 41 (3) of Directive 2014/23/EU, Article 67 (5) of Directive 2014/24/EU or Article 82 (5) of Directive 2014/25/EU for giving a higher weighting to the criteria referred to in paragraph 2, points (a) and (b).
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1238 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 4
4. The contracting authority or the contracting entity shall not be obliged to apply the considerations relating to the sustainability and resilience contribution of net-zero technologies where their application would oblige that authority or entity to acquire equipment having disproportionate costs, or technical characteristics different from those of existing equipment, resulting in incompatibility, technical difficulties in operation and maintenance. Cost differences above 10% may be presumed by contracting authorities and contracting entities to be disproportionate.This provision shall be without prejudice of the possibility to exclude abnormally low tenders under Article 69 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Article 84 of Directive 2014/25/EU, and without prejudice to other contract award criteria according to the EU legislation, including social aspects according to Articles 30 (3) and 36 (1), second intent of Directive 2014/23/EU, Articles 18 (2) and 67 (2) of Directive 2014/24/EU and Articles 36 (2) and 82 (2) of Directive 2014/24/EU.
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1313 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 23 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. The Commission shall support, including through the provision of seed- funding, and building upon relevant existing initiatives such as the EU sectoral skills blueprints, and after consultation with European and national cross- sectoral social partners, the establishment of European Net Zero Industry Academies, which have as their objectives to:
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1318 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 23 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) develop learning programmes, content and learning and training materials for training and educationin full respect of national competences on vocational training as defined in Article 166 TFEU, support Member States to develop learning and re- skilling programmes, content and learning and training materials for training and education in support of the existing programmes in Member States and with the support of social partners on developing, producing, installing, commissioning, operating, maintaining and recycling net- zero technologies along the entire value chain, on raw materials, as well as to support the capacities of public authorities competent to issue permits and authorisations referred to in Chapter II and contracting authorities referred to in Chapter IV of this Regulation;
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1356 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 26 – paragraph 1
1. Member States including local and regional authorities, may at their own initiative establish net-zero regulatory sandboxes, allowing for the development, testing and validation of innovative net- zero technologies and other innovative technologies considered useful to reach the objectives set in Art. 1 paragraph 1, in a controlled real- world environment for a limited time before their placement on the market or putting into service, thus enhancing regulatory learning and potential scaling up and wider deployment. Member States shallmay establish nNet-z Zero regulatory sandboxes in close collaboration with industry and research institutes in accordance with paragraph 1 at the request of any company developing innovative net- zero technologies, and other innovative technologies, which fulfils the eligibility and selection criteria referred to in paragraph 4(a) and which has been selected by the competent authorities following the selection procedure referred to in paragraph 4(b).
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1469 #

2023/0081(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 29 – paragraph 8
8. Where appropriate, tThe Platform or the Commission mayshall invite experts and other third parties such as trade unions and civil society organisations to Platform and sub- group meetings or to provide written contributions.
2023/06/23
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 372 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 4
4. The Commission shall take into account the objectives and benchmarks laid down in paragraph 2, point a(iii), as related Union priorities in all relevant EU legislation, including within the meaning of Article 5(4)(a)(i) of Regulation XX/XXXX [OP please insert: the Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation], when preparing ecodesign requirements to improve the following product aspects: durability, reusability, reparability, resource use or resource efficiency, possibility of remanufacturing and recycling, recycled content and possibility of recovery of materials.
2023/05/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 447 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3
3. The Commission shall review and, if necessary, update the list of strategic raw materials by [OP please insert: fourtwo years after the date of entry into force of this Regulation], and every 4 fourtwo years thereafter.
2023/05/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 465 #

2023/0079(COD)

4. The Commission shall review and, if necessary, update the list of critical raw materials by [OP please insert: fourtwo years after the date of entry into force of this Regulation], and every 4 fourtwo years thereafter.
2023/05/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 475 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the project would make a meaningful contribution to the security of the Union's supply of strategic raw materials, or to a substitution of these materials;
2023/05/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 485 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) the project would be implemented sustainably, in particular as regards the monitoring, prevention and minimisation of environmental impacts, the use of socially responsible practices including respect of human and labour rights, quality jobs potentialcompliance with human rights and individual and collective labour rights according to international labour law, re-skilling and up-skilling and meaningful engagement with local communities and relevant social partners, and the use of transparent business practices with adequate compliance policies to prevent and minimise risks of adverse impacts on the proper functioning of public administration, including corruption and bribery;
2023/05/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 518 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) a plan containing measures to facilitate public acceptance including, where appropriate, the establishment of recurrent communication channels with the local communities and organisations, including social partner, trade unions and civil society organisations, the implementation of awareness-raising and information campaigns and the establishment of mitigation and compensation mechanisms;
2023/05/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 521 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point f
(f) a business plan evaluating the financial and social viability of the project;
2023/05/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 608 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 4
4. For Strategic Projects only involving processing or recycling, the lack of comprehensive decision by the national competent authority referred to in Article 8(1) within the applicable time limits referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall result in the relevant permit granting application to be considered as approved, except in those cases where the specific project is competing with public water supply, or requires an environmental impact assessment pursuant to Council Directive 92/43/EEC or Directives 2000/60/EC, 2008/98/EC, 2009/147/EC 2010/75/EU, 2011/92/EU or 2012/18/EU or a determination of whether such environmental impact assessment is necessary and the relevant assessments have not yet been carried out.
2023/05/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 612 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
The national competent authority referred to in Article 8(1) shall ensure that the opinion referred to in the first subparagraph is issued as soon as possible and within a period of time not exceeding 360 days from the date on which the project promoter submitted its request.
2023/05/26
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 872 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 30 – paragraph 4 – point a – point i
(i) all relevant stakeholders, such as industry including downstream industry, SMEs and, where relevant, the craft industry, social partnertrade unions, traders, retailers, importers, environmental protection groups and consumer organisations;
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 920 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 35 – paragraph 1
1. The Board shall be composed of Member States and, the Commission, and a representative from the European Parliament. It shall be chaired by the Commission.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 926 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 35 – paragraph 2
2. Each Member State and the European Parliament shall appoint a high- level representative to the Board. Where relevant as regards the function and expertise, a Member State may appoint different representatives in relation to different tasks of the Board. Each member of the Board shall have an alternate.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 951 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 35 – paragraph 7 – subparagraph 2
Where appropriate, tThe Board mayshall invite experts, other third parties such as trade unions and civil society organisations or representatives of third countries to attend meetings of the standing or temporary sub- groups referred to in paragraph 6 as observers or to provide written contributions.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 979 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Section 1 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
The following raw materials, including their respective carrier metals and minerals with which these raw materials are extracted, shall be considered strategic:
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 984 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Section 1 – paragraph 1 – point a a (new)
(aa) Aluminium
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 987 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Section 1 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) Boron - metallurgy grade and borates
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 994 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Section 1 – paragraph 1 – point f a (new)
(fa) Indium
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1046 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – Section 1 – paragraph 1 – point p a (new)
(pa) Zinc
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1075 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – Section 1 – paragraph 1 – point g
(g) Boron and borates
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1081 #

2023/0079(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – Section 1 – paragraph 1 – point q a (new)
(qa) Indium
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 219 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 11 a (new)
(11a) In a transitional period, the electricity market will not be able to deliver the price levels required for the affordable electrification of the Union’s industry, which is indispensable for the achievement of the Union’s decarbonisation targets. Member States should, therefore, be allowed to apply public interventions in the price setting for the supply of energy-intensive industry sectors under competitive pressure on the international markets requiring electricity to decarbonise their production. Such targeted interventions can also take the form of direct support measures in line with the Guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection ensuring internationally competitive price levels on electricity.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 233 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) In order to be able to actively participate in the electricity markets and to provide their flexibility, consumers are progressively equipped with smart metering systems. However, iConsumers shall also have the right to receive a dedicated metering device, independently from being already equipped with a smart metering system. In a number of Member States the roll-out of smart metering systems is still slow. In those instances where smart metering systems are not yet installed and in instances where smart metering systems do not provide for the sufficient level of data granularity, transmission and distribution system operators should be able to use data from dedicated metering devices for the observability and settlement of flexibility services such as demand response and energy storage. Enabling the use of data from dedicated metering devices for observability and settlement should facilitate the active participation of the consumers in the market and the development of their demand response. The use of data from these dedicated metering devices should be accompanied by quality requirements relating to the data.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 264 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) In this framework, Member States should strive to create the right market conditions for long-term market-based instruments, such as renewable energy purchase agreements and power purchase agreements (‘PPAs’). PPAs are bilateral purchase agreements between producers and buyers of electricity. They provide long-term price stability for the customer and the necessary certainty for the producer to take the investment decision. Nevertheless, only a handful of Member States have active PPA markets and buyers are typically limited to large companies, not least becauserenewable energy purchase agreement and PPA markets, not least because renewable energy purchase agreements and PPAs face a set of barriers, in particular the difficulty to cover the risk of payment default from the buyer in these long-term agreements. The risks can lead to excessively high collateral requirement for the buyer, in particular for early projects in the hard-to- decarbonise sectors. Member States should take into consideration the need to create a dynamic renewable energy purchase agreement and PPA market when setting the policies to achieve the energy decarbonisation objectives set out in their integrated national energy and climate plans.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 269 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 28
(28) According to Article 15(8) of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Member States are to assess the regulatory and administrative barriers to long-term renewable energy purchase agreements and renewables PPAs, and shall remove unjustified barriers to, and promote the uptake of, such agreements. In addition, Member States are to describe policies and measures facilitating the uptake of renewable energy purchase agreements and renewables PPAs in their integrated national energy and climate plans. Without prejudice to that obligation to report on the regulatory context affecting the PPA market, Member States should ensure that instruments to reduce the financial risks associated to the buyer defaulting on its long-term payment obligations in the framework of renewable energy purchase agreements and PPAs are accessible to companies that face entry barriers to the renewable energy purchase agreement and PPA market and are not in financial difficulty in line with Articles 107 and 108 TFEU. Member States could decide to set up a guarantee scheme at market prices. Member States should include provisions to avoid lowering the liquidity in the electricity markets, such as by using financial PPAs. Member States should not provide support to PPAs that purchase generation from fossil fuels. While the default approach should be non- discrimination between consumers, Member States could decide to target these instruments to specific categories of consumers, applying objective and non- discriminatory criteria. In this framework, Member States should take into account the potential role of instruments provided at Union level, for instance by the European Investment Bank (‘EIB’).
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 272 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 29
(29) Member States have at their disposal several instruments to support the development of renewable energy purchase agreement and PPA markets when designing and allocating public support. Allowing renewable energy project developers participating in a public support tender to reserve a share of the generation for sale through a renewable energy purchase agreement or PPA would contribute to nurture and grow renewable energy purchase agreement and PPA markets. In addition, as part of these tender evaluation Member States should endeavour to apply criteria to incentivise the access to the renewable energy purchase agreement and PPA market for actors that face entry barriers, such as small and medium-sized enterprises (‘SMEs’) or energy-intensive large companies that face tremendous challenges to decarbonise their production , giving preference to bidders presenting a commitment to sign a renewable energy purchase agreement or PPA for part of the project’s generation from one or several potential buyers that face difficulties to access the renewable energy purchase agreement and PPA market.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 282 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 30
(30) Where Member States decide toshall support publicly financed new investments (“direct price support schemes”) in low carbon, non-fossil fuel electricity generation to achieve the Union’s decarbonisation objectives, t. Those schemes should be structured by way of two-way contracts for difference such as to include, in addition to a revenue guarantee, an upward limitation of the market revenues of the generation assets concerned. Different sources of power generation should be pooled. New investments for the generation of electricity should include investments in new power generating facilities, investments aimed at repowering existing power generating facilities, investments aimed at extending existing power generating facilities or at prolonging their lifetime.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 284 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 33
(33) In view of the need to provide regulatory certainty of producers, the obligation for Member States to apply direct price support schemes for the production of electricity in the form of two-way contracts for difference should apply only to new investments for the generation of electricity from the sources specified in the recital above. Member States should support the integration of the European electricity market by realizing the benefits of long-term hedging for investors and consumers at European scale with joint tenders for CfDs by groups of countries backed by allocation of long-term (financial) transmission rights to ensure these CfDs translate to effective hedging for electricity consumers in participating countries.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 287 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34
(34) Thanks to the upward limitation of the market revenues direct price support schemes in the form of two-way contracts for difference should provide an additional source of revenues for Member States in periods of high energy prices. To further mitigate the impact of high electricity prices on the energy bills of consumers, Member States should ensure that the revenues collected from producers subject to direct price support schemes in the form of two-way contracts for difference are passed on to all final electricity customers, including households, SMEs and industrial consumers, based on their consumptionin particular to energy-intensive industry sectors under competitive pressure on the international markets in proportion to their dependency on international markets and their electro- intensity and those industries indispensable for the transformation to climate-neutrality. Annex I of the Guidelines on State aid for climate, environmental protection should give guidance for passing on the revenues . The redistribution of revenues should be done in a way that ensures that consumers are still to some extent exposed to the price signal, so that they reduce their consumption when the prices are high, or shift it to periods of lower prices (which are typically periods with a higher share of RES production). Member States should ensure that the level playing-field and competition between the different suppliers is not affected by the redistribution of revenues to the final electricity consumers.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 293 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 36 a (new)
(36a) High electricity prices have impacted particularly energy-intensive industries and SMEs with high trade and electricity intensity at a significant risk of carbon leakage. This is due to increased production and manufacturing costs stemming from the surges in wholesale prices. The Union has to ensure reliable electricity prices to affordable cost for the European energy-intensive sectors under competitive pressure on the international markets in order to prevent job losses, to enable the industrial transition towards climate-neutrality and to protect European sovereignty. Complementary to two-way contracts for difference and PPAs, Member States may support those sectors by the introduction of public interventions in price setting in a transitional phase where not enough non- fossil fuel electricity generation is deployed yet. The support should end in 2035 at the latest. Those financial support measures shall enable the decarbonisation of electro-intensive production processes. Companies that receive financial support have to comply with a transformation plan and minimum social commitments. The support shall be in proportion to the dependency on international markets and the electro- intensity of the production as well as incentivise energy efficient energy use by companies, for example through a limitation of the intervention to a share of the total electricity consumption.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 405 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) 2019/943
Article 2 – point 77 a (new)
(77a) 'renewable energy purchase agreement’ as defined in Article 2(2), point (14p) under amending Directive 2018/2001 [2021/0218(COD) (RED III)];
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 504 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Regulation (EU) 2019/943
Article 7b
1. “Member States shall allowrequire transmission system operators and distribution system operators to use data from dedicated metering devices for the observability and settlement of demand response and flexibility services, including from storage systems on the same grounds as data generated by smart meters.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 510 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 4
Regulation (EU) 2019/943
Article 7b
2. Member States shall establish requirements for a dedicated metering device data validation process to check and ensure the quality of the respective data. Access to data from dedicated metering devices shall be granted in compliance with provisions included in article 23 of Directive (EU) 2019/944. National regulatory authorities shall assess the costs linked to the roll-out of dedicated metering devices and define cost-reflective tariffs for allocating these devices to consumers.’;
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 612 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 8 – point b
Regulation (EU) 2019/943
Article 19 – paragraph 2
(c) compensating offshore renewable electricity generation plant operators in an offshore bidding zone if access of offshore renewable electricity generation to interconnected markets has been reduced in such a way that one or more transmission system operators have not made enough capacity available on the interconnector oravailable the capacity agreed as part of the offshore renewable electricity tender on the interconnector or have not made available the capacity on the critical network elements affectingpursuant to the capacity of the interconnectorcalculation rules according to Art. 16 para 8 of Regulation (EU) 2019/943, resulting in the offshore renewable electricity plant operator not being able to export its electricity generation capability to the market. and in lower market prices in the offshore bidding zone. The compensation shall be limited to reduced revenues of offshore wind electricity generation plant operators due to such reduction of access to interconnected markets and shall be financed from excess revenues resulting from the allocation of cross-zonal capacity due to such reduction of access to interconnected markets.’
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 624 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) 2019/943
Article 19a
1. Member States shall facilitateremove barriers to the conclusion of renewable energy purchase agreements and power purchase agreements (‘PPAs’) with a view to reaching the objectives set out in their integrated national energy and climate plan with respect to the dimension decarbonisation referred to in point (a) of Article 4 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 and security of supply by combining renewable energy or electricity from different installations , while preserving competitive and liquid electricity markets.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 635 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) 2019/943
Article 19a
1a. The European Commission shall assess every two years whether barriers persist and whether there is sufficient transparency in the PPAs markets.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 643 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) 2019/943
Article 19a
2. Member States shall ensure that instruments such as guarantee schemes at market prices, to reduce the financial risks associated to off-taker payment default in the framework of renewable energy purchase agreements and PPAs are in place and accessible to customers that face entry barriers to the renewable energy purchase agreement and PPA market and are not in financial difficulty in line with Articles 107 and 108 TFEU. For this purpose, Member States shall take into account Union-level instruments. Member States shall determine what categories of customers are targeted by these instruments, applying non-discriminatory criteria.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 907 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) 2019/943
Article 19 d
Based on the report of the regulatory authority pursuant to Article 19c(1), each Member State shall define Regulation (EU) 2019/943 an indicative national objective for demand side response and energy storage. This indicative national objectiveese measures shall also be reflected in Member States’ integrated national energy and climate plans as regards the dimension ‘Internal Energy Market’ in accordance with Articles 3, 4 and 7 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 and in their integrated biennial progress reports in accordance with Article 17 of Regulation (EU) 2018/1999.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 918 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 9
Regulation (EU) 2019/943
Article 19 e
1. Member States which apply a capacity mechanism other than a strategic reserve in accordance with Article 21 shall consider the promotion of the participation of non-fossil flexibility such as demand side response and storage by introducing additional criteria or features in the design of the capacity mechanism.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1079 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive (EU) 2019/944
Article 4
Member States shall ensure that all customers are free to purchase electricity from the supplier of their choice. Member States shall ensure that all customers are free to have more than one electricity supply contract or energy sharing agreement at the same time, and that for this purpose customers are entitled to have more than one metering and billing point covered by the single connection point for their premises.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1091 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point b
Directive (EU) 2019/944
Article 11 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall ensure that the national regulatory framework enables suppliers to offer fixed-term, fixed-price contracts and dynamic electricity price contracts. Member States shall ensure that by [date of the entry into force of this Directive] final customers who have a smart meter installed can request to conclude a dynamic electricity price contract and that all final customers can request to conclude a fixed- term, fixed- price electricity price contract of a duration of at least one year, with at least one supplier and with every supplier that has more than 200 000 final customers. Suppliers shall not unilaterally modify terms and conditions of fixed-price fixed- term contracts or terminate them before the end of the contract.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 1102 #

2023/0077(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point c
Directive (EU) 2019/944
Article 11 – paragraph 1
1a. Prior to the conclusion or extension of any contract, final customers shall be provided with a summary of the key contractual conditions in a prominent manner and in concise and simple language. This summary shall include at least information on total price, promotions, additional services, discounts, whether the price is fixed or indexed to wholesale prices, contract duration, conditions for termination, payment frequency and accepted means of payment, supplier’s contact details such as customer service’s telephone number and email, and include the rights referred to in points (a), (b), (d), (e) and (f) of Article 10(3). The Commission shall provide guidance in this regard.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 65 #

2023/0046(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 b (new)
(1b) In order to close the Digital Divide across the Union, and in line with the EU Decision "Establishing the Digital decade policy programme 2030", investments in digital infrastructure should aim to ensure connectivity accessible and affordable to all and everywhere in the Union, with available internet access, with a particular focus on the divide between different geographical areas. In particular, by 2030, networks with gigabit speeds should become available to those who need or wish to have such capacity.
2023/07/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 66 #

2023/0046(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 c (new)
(1c) Recalling that EU's rural areas are home to 137 million people, 30.6% of the EU's population, and cover about 83% of EU's land, adequate coverage of networks with gigabit speeds, digital capacity building and enabling environment for rural and remote areas' digital innovation, are key conditions for those areas to be able to benefit from the new opportunities that the digital transition. Such coverage could provide significant potential to improve people's lives and mitigate the negative impact of reduced connectivity, insularity and remoteness, by enabling the application of new technologies such as e-health, e- government and education services.
2023/07/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 85 #

2023/0046(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) Measures aiming to make using public and private existing infrastructures more efficient and reduce costs and obstacles in carrying out new civil engineering works should contribute substantially to ensuring a fast and extensive deployment of very high capacity networks in all areas, including rural and remote areas. These measures should maintain effective competition without harming the safety, security and smooth operation of the existing infrastructure.
2023/07/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 193 #

2023/0046(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – point 2 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) where they are not part of a network and are owned or controlled by public sector bodies: buildings or, including rooftops, and entries to buildings, and any other asset including street furniture, such as light poles, street signs, traffic lights, billboards, bus and tramway stops and metro stations.
2023/07/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 194 #

2023/0046(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 2 – point 2 a (new)
2a. ‘viable alternative’ means any infrastructure available immediately or within a reasonable period of time which is suitable for the provision of very high capacity networks for electronic communications and to which a network operator offers access on fair and reasonable terms and conditions; account being taken of intended use, viable alternatives may in particular be: (a) physical infrastructure, (b) dark fibre and (c) bit-stream access;
2023/07/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 208 #

2023/0046(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
(1) Upon written request of an operator, public sector bodies owning or controlling physical infrastructure or network operators shall meet all reasonable requests for access to that physical infrastructure under fair and reasonable terms and conditions, including price, with a view to deploying elements of very high capacity networks or associated facilities. Public sector bodies owning or controlling physical infrastructure shall meet all reasonable requests for access also under non-discriminatory terms and conditions. SuchAccess entitlement shall be conditional on the absence of a viable alternative. That written requests shall specify the project elements of the physical infrastructure for which the access is requested, including a specific time framfor which access is being applied for, including a specific time frame, and shall be accompanied by an up-to-date extract from the single information point that identifies any other physical infrastructure available. Where availability has been established, the request shall set out the reasons why that other physical infrastructure does not constitute a viable alternative.
2023/07/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 293 #

2023/0046(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2 – point c a (new)
(ca) no viable alternative is offered. Written requests shall be accompanied by an up-to-date extract from the single information point identifying any other physical infrastructure available. Where availability has been established, the request shall set out the reasons why that other physical infrastructure does not constitute a viable alternative.
2023/07/07
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 2 #

2022/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Believes that the EU’s cohesion policy funds aimed at territorial, economic and social cohesion are crucial for supporting the transition towards climate neutrality while guaranteeing high-quality employment opportunities in the regions; Is convinced that developing a regional perspective to the Green Transition, thus, including local and regional authorities, as well as social partners and trade unions, is essential in a Just Transition towards a net-zero carbon economy;
2023/06/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 7 #

2022/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Underlines the diversity of Europe’s regions, each with its own specific territorial, economic, infrastructural and demographic challenges; Urges the Commission and Member States to address the development trap and stagnant growth in several European regions by increasing their attractiveness, as well as responding to the shrinking labour force, coupled with a declining and ageing population in many member states;
2023/06/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 15 #

2022/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes the concept of a ‘just transition’, considering it a unique principle that must permeate all aspects of the transition to climate neutrality; notes that an ambitious, comprehensive just transition is needed to address the unintended distributional effects of the gGreen tTransition, such as greater regional inequalities; hCalls for the establishment of a social conditionality principle to all EU funding, meaning payments from the European budget should be possible only for activities which respect social and labour rights and norms, thus contributing to the achievement of the objectives set out in Article 9 TFEU and the European Pillar of Social Rights; Highlights that the Just Transition Fund (JTF) is a key cCohesion pPolicy instrument supporting regions impacted by the transition towards a net- zero economy and suggests expanding and broadening the JTF’s scope to include other industrial sectors and regions;
2023/06/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 32 #

2022/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Remains convinced that a jJust tTransition has the potential to not only convert the EU into a successful net-zero economy, but also make it a global model for this existentially necessary transformation; highlights that cohesion policy is an essential tool on the path towards a net-zero economy and believes that the debate on the future of EU cohesion policy, including funding for 2028-2035, must be guided by the need to assist the Member States on this path; Calls for fresh EU money to be mobilised for necessary EU investments, such as the creation of a EU Sovereignty Fund with a strong territorial dimension.
2023/06/06
Committee: REGI
Amendment 339 #

2022/0396(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 9 – subparagraph 1
From 1 January 2030, and by way of derogation from paragraphs 2 and 3, innovative packaging may be placed on the market for a maximum period of 52 years after the end of the calendar year when it has been placed on the market.
2023/05/25
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 112 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) In order to ensure that the emissions for both light and heavy duty vehicles are limited in real life, testing vehicles in real conditions of use with a minimum set of restrictions, boundaries and other driving requirements and not only in the laboratory is required, while so called "biased-driving" should be avoided.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 121 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) Vehicles with traction batteries, including plugin hybrids and battery electric vehicles, contribute to the decarbonisation of the road transport sector and, when it comes to bidirectional charging, also to grid efficiency. In order to gain and increase consumer trust in such vehicles, they should be performant and durable. It is therefore important to require that traction batteries retain a good part of their initial capacity after many years of use. That is of particular importance to buyers of second hand electric vehicles to ensure that the vehicle will continue to perform as expected. Monitors of the battery state-of- health should therefore be required for all vehicles that use traction batteries. In addition minimum performance requirements for battery durability of passenger cars should be introduced, taking into account the UN Global Technical Regulation 2247. _________________ 47 United Nations Global Technical Regulation on In-vehicle Battery Durability for Electrified Vehicles, UN GTR 22
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 139 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) It is important to grant Member States, national type-approval authorities and economic operators enough time to prepare for the application of the new rules introduced by this Regulation. The date of application should therefore be deferred. While for light duty vehicles the date of application should be as soon as technically possible, for heavy duty vehicles and trailers the date of application may be further delayed by two years, since the transition to zero- emission vehicles will be longer for heavy duty vehicles.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 158 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – point 42
(42) ‘real driving emissions’ or ‘RDE’ means the emissions of a vehicle under normal driving conditions and extended conditions as specified in Tables 1 and 2 of Annex III; for testing under extended conditions, no combination of these conditions at the same time is needed;
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 185 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 1
When verifying compliance with the exhaust emission limits, where the testing is performed in one of the extended driving conditions, the emissions shall be divided by the extended driving divider set out in Annex III.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 199 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 8
8. The manufacturer shall prevent the possibility of exploiting vulnerabilities referred to in paragraph 7. When such a vulnerability is found, the manufacturer shall remove the vulnerability as quickly as possible, by software update or any other appropriate means.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 206 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) for ICEV and NOVC-HEV by declaring compliance with at least 2033 % lower emission limits than those set out in Annex I for gaseous pollutants and one order of magnitude lower emission limits for particle number emissions;
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 207 #

2022/0365(COD)

(b) for OVC-HEV by declaring compliance with at least 2033 % lower emission limits than those set out in Annex I for gaseous pollutants, one order of magnitude lower emission limits for particle number emissions and battery durability that is at least 10 percentage points higher than the requirements set out in Annex II;
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 208 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) for PEV by declaring battery durability that is at least 120 percentage points higher than the requirements set out in Annex II.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 211 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 3
3. Manufacturers may designate vehicles as “Euro 7A vehicle” where those vehicles are equipped with adaptive control functions. The use of adaptive control functions shall be demonstrated to the type-approval authorities during type- approval and verified during the lifetime of the vehicle as set out in table 1, Annex IV.deleted
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 212 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 4
4. Manufacturers may designate vehicles as “Euro 7G vehicle” where those vehicles are equipped with internal combustion engines with geofencing technologies. The manufacturer shall install a driver warning system on those vehicles to inform the user when the traction batteries are nearly empty and to stop the vehicle if not charged within 5 km from the first warning while on zero- emission mode. The application of such geofencing technologies may be verified during the lifetime of the vehicle.deleted
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 215 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 5
5. Manufacturers may construct vehicles combining two or more of the characteristics referred to in paragraphs 1, 2 or 3 and designate them using a combination of symbols and letters such as “Euro 7+A”, “Euro 7+G”, “Euro 7+AG” or “Euro 7AG” vehicles.deleted
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 229 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 7
7. The OBFCM devices installed by the manufacturer in these vehicles shall be capable of communicating the necessary vehicle data they record via the OBD port and over the air, respecting the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 249 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 3
3. With effect from … [OP please insert the date = the date of entry into force of this Regulation including the applicaple corresponding Delegated and Implementing Acts], where a manufacturer so requests, the national approval authorities shall not refuse to grant EU emission type-approval or national emission type-approval for a new type of vehicle or engine, or prohibit the registration, sale or entry into service of a new vehicle complying with this regulation.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 258 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 4
4. With effect from 21 July 2025month after entry into force of the corresponding Delegated and Implementing Acts, national authorities shall, in the case of new M1, N1 vehicles which do not comply with this Regulation consider certificates of conformity to be no longer valid for the purposes of registration and shall, on grounds relating to CO2 and pollutant emissions, fuel and energy consumption or battery durability, prohibit the registration, sale or entry into service of such vehicles.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 267 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 5
5. With effect from 1 July 202736 months after entry into force of the corresponding Delegated and Implementing Acts, national authorities shall, in the case of new M2, M3, N2, N3 vehicles and new O3, O4 trailers, which do not comply with this Regulation consider certificates of conformity to be no longer valid for the purposes of registration and shall, on grounds relating to CO2 and pollutant emissions, fuel and energy consumption, energy efficiency or battery durability, prohibit the registration, sale or entry into service of such vehicles.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 282 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 1
1. With effect from 21 July 2025month after the entry into force of the corresponding Delegated and Implementing Acts, the sale or installation of a system, component or separate technical unit intended to be fitted on an M1, N1 vehicle approved under this Regulation, shall be prohibited if the system, component and separate technical unit is not of type approved in compliance with this Regulation.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 289 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 2
2. With effect from 1 July 202736 months after entry into force of the corresponding Delegated and Implementing Acts, the sale or installation of a system, component or separate technical unit intended to be fitted on an M2, M3, N2, N3 vehicle approved under this Regulation, shall be prohibited if the system, component and separate technical unit is not type approved in compliance with this Regulation.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 328 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 15 – paragraph 2 – point b
(b) setting out abrasion limits for tyre types in Annex I referring to the work performed in the UN World Forum for Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations (WP29) as a minimum requirement;
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 338 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 1
Regulation (EC) 715/2007 is repealed with effect from 1 July 2025. 21 months after entry into force of all corresponding Delegated and Implementing Acts.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 343 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 19 – paragraph 2
Regulation (EC) 595/2009 is repealed with effect from 1 July 202736 months after entry into force of all corresponding Delegated and Implementing Acts.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 350 #

2022/0365(COD)

It shall apply from 1 July 2025After completion of all legal texts including Delegated and Implementing Acts, it shall apply 21 months later for M1, N1 vehicles and components and separate technical units for those vehicles, and from 1 July 202736 months later for M2, M3, N2, N3 vehicles and components and separate technical units for those vehicles and O3, O4 trailers.
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 363 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – table 1
Euro 7 exhaust emission limits for M1, N1 vehicles with internal combustion engine Pollutant M1, N1 Only for N1 Emission Emission emissions vehicles vehicles budget for budget for with power all trips less all trips less to mass ratio than 10 km than 10 km less than 35 for M1, N1 only for N1 kW/t vehicles vehicles with power to mass ratio less than 35 kW/t kW/t per km per km per trip per trip NOx in mg 60 75 6300 750 PM in mg 4.5 4.5 45 22,5 45 PN10 in # 6×1011 6×1011 6×1012 6×1012 CO in mg 500 630 25000 6300 THC in mg 100 130 15000 1300 NMHC in 68 90 680 340 900 mg mg NH3 in mg 20 20 2100 200 ______________________ 1. Measured in accordance with paragraph 5.3.2. of UN/ECE Regulation No 85 in the case of ICEVs and PEVs, or, in all other cases, measured in accordance with one of the test procedures laid down in paragraph 6 of UN Global Technical Regulation 21
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 368 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – table 1 – part 1
Euro 7 Minimum performance requirements (MPR) for battery durability for M1 vehicles Battery energy Start of life to 5 Vehicles more Vehicles up to based MPR years or 100 000 than 5 years or additional km whichever 100 000 km, and lifetime* comes first up to whichever comes first of 816 years or 16240 000 km OVC-HEV 80% 70% PEV 80% 70%
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 370 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – table 1 – part 2
Euro 7 Minimum performance requirements (MPR) for battery durability for M1 vehicles Range based Start of life to 5 Vehicles more Vehicles up to MPR years or 100 000 than 5 years or additional km whichever 100 000 km, and lifetime* comes first up to whichever comes first of 8 16 years or 16240 000 km km OVC-HEV PEV
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 381 #

2022/0365(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex IV – table 1
Lifetime of vehicles, engines and pollution control systems Lifetime of M1, N1 and M2 N2, N3<16t, N3>16t, M3>7.5t vehicles, engines M3<7.5t: and replacement pollution control devices Main lifetime Up to 160 000 300 000 km or 8 700 000 km or 15 km or 8 years, years, whichever years, whichever whichever comes comes first comes first first Additional After main After main After main lifetime lifetime and up to lifetime and up to lifetime and up to 20 240 000 km or 106 375500 000 km 875 1 200 000 km years whichever comes first
2023/05/30
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 39 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 4
(4) Environmental claims, in particular climate-related claims, increasingly relate to future performance in the form of a transition to carbon or climate neutrality, or a similar objective, by a certain date. Through such claims, traders create the impression that consumers contribute to a low-carbon economy by purchasing their products. To ensure the fairness and credibility of such claims, Article 6(2) of Directive 2005/29/EC should be amended to prohibit such claims, following a case- by-case assessment, when they are based on offsetting schemes or are not supported by clear, objective and verifiable commitments and targets given by the trader. Such claims should also be supported by an independent monitoring system to monitor the progress of the trader with regard to the commitments and targets, including a detailed and realistic implementation plan to achieve the objectives set. That plan should include concrete and verifiable interim targets consistent with achieving the trader's long-term commitment, underpinned by a sufficient budget and based only on existing economically and technically viable technologies. The implementation plan, as well as the progress made throughout its implementation, should be made publicly available online and regularly reported upon by the trader. Claims should also be supported by an independent monitoring system to monitor the progress of the implementation plan, the trader’s commitments and targets. Claims related to future environmental performance should not be used on product level, as they could mislead as to the current environmental performance of the concrete product in question.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 47 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 7
(7) The displaying of sustainability labels or sustainability information tools which are not based on a certification scheme or not established by publicand were not pre-approved by a national authoritiesy should be prohibited by including such practices in the list in Annex I to Directive 2005/29/EC. Sustainability labels or sustainability information tools that have been pre- approved by a competent national authority should be recognised by all Member States, according to the principle of mutual recognition, and should fulfil certain minimum requirements. The Commission should be empowered to adopt a delegate acts to set out the minimum requirements for such labels and tools. The Commission should be empowered to adopt an implementing act to lay down the procedure for pre- approval of sustainability labels and sustainability information tools. Sustainability labels established by public authorities should be exempt from the pre-approval procedure. The certification scheme should fulfil minimum transparency and credibility conditions. The displaying of sustainability labels remains possible without a certification scheme where such labels are established by a public authority, or in case of additional forms of expression and presentation of food in accordance with Article 35 of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011. This rule complements point 4 of Annex I to Directive 2005/29/EC which prohibits claiming that a trader, the commercial practices of a trader, or a product has been approved, endorsed or authorised by a public or private body when it has not, or making such a claim without complying with the terms of the approval, endorsement or authorisation.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 57 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 9 a (new)
(9a) Annex I to Directive 2005/29/EC should also be amended to prohibit environmental claims being made that state that a good has a neutral or positive carbon emissions’ impact on the environment. Examples of such environmental claims are ‘carbon neutral’, ‘carbon positive’, ‘climate neutral’, ‘CO2 neutral’, ‘carbon neutral certified’. Such claims should be prohibited as they imply carbon emissions’ neutrality which is scientifically impossible to substantiate. Sustainability labels containing environmental claims should also be prohibited.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 67 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 14 a (new)
(14a) In order to improve the welfare of the consumer , the amendments to Annex I to Directive 2005/29/EC should also address the way in which software updates are presented to consumers. The bundling of security updates with other types of updates, such as feature or functionality updates, should be prohibited in order to ensure that consumers are protected from unwanted content when making their purchasing decision. To further strengthen consumer information, consumers should in all cases be informed in a clear and understandable manner whether the update is necessary to keep the product inconformity.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 68 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 15
(15) It should be prohibited to omit to inform the consumer thatsupply a software update, including a security update, which will negatively impact the use of goods with digital elements or certain features of those goods, even if the update improves the functioning of other features. For example, when inviting consumers to update the operating system on their smartphone, the trader will have to inform the consumer if such an update will negatively impact the functioning of any of the features of the smartphone.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 71 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 16
(16) It should also be prohibited to omit to inform the consumer about the existence ofintroduce a feature of the good introduced tothat limits its durability. For example, such a feature could be software which stops or downgrades the functionality of the good after a particular period of time, or it could be a piece of hardware which is designed to fail after a particular period of time. The prohibition of omitting to inform consumers ofto introduce such features of the goods complements and does not affect the remedies available to consumers when they constitute a lack of conformity under Directive (EU) 2019/771 of the European Parliament and of the Council26 . For such a commercial practice to be considered unfair, it should not be necessary to demonstrate that the purpose of the feature is to stimulate the replacement of the respective good. The use of features limiting the durability of the goods should be distinguished from manufacturing practices using materials or processes of general low quality resulting in limited durability of the goods. Lack of conformity of a good resulting from the use of low quality materials or processes should continue to be governed by the rules on the conformity of goods set out in Directive (EU) 2019/771. __________________ 26 Directive (EU) 2019/771 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2019 on certain aspects concerning contracts for the sale of goods, amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2394 and Directive 2009/22/EC, and repealing Directive 1999/44/EC (OJ L 136, 22.5.2019, p. 28).
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 74 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 18
(18) Similarly, Annex I to Directive 2005/29/EC should also be amended to prohibit presenting products asmarketing a good as reparable where it does not allowing repair when such repair is not possible, as well as omitting to inform consumers that it is not possible to repair goods in accordance with legal requirementsin accordance with legal requirements. In addition, Annex I to Directive 2005/29/EC should also be amended to ensure that the consumer is always informed of repair restrictions such as the unavailability of repair services, the unavailability of spare parts or the refusal to repair in the event that the product has been repaired by an individual other than an authorised or licensed repair professional within the distribution network.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 76 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 20
(20) Another practice associated with early obsolescence which should be prohibited and added to the list in Annex I to Directive 2005/29/EC is inducing the consumer intomarketing goods that require replacing the consumables of a product earlier than would otherwise be necessary for technical reasons. Such practices mislead the consumer into believing that the goods will no longer function unless their consumables are replaced, thus leading them to purchase more consumables than necessary. For example, the practice of urging the consumer, via the settings of the printmarketing a printer that requires consumer,s to replace the printer ink cartridges before they are actually empty in order to stimulate the purchase of additional ink cartridges would be prohibited.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 77 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 21
(21) Annex I to Directive 2005/29/EC should also be amended to prohibit omitting to inform the consumer that the good is designed to limit itsmarketing goods that are designed in a way that limits their functionality when using consumables, spare parts or accessories that are not provided by the original producer. For example, the marketing of printers that are designed to limit their functionality when using ink cartridges not provided by the original producer of the printer without disclosing this information to the consumer would be prohibited. This practice could mislead consumers into purchasing an alternative ink cartridge which cannot be used for that printer, thus leading to unnecessary repair costs, waste streams or additional costs due to the obligation to use the original producer’s consumables which the consumer could not foresee at the time of purchase. Similarly, marketing smart devices designed to limit their functionality when using chargers or spare parts that are not provided by the original producer without disclosing this information to the consumer would be prohibited as well.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 83 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 23
(23) A good indicator of a good’s durability is the duration of the legal guarantee of conformity, including the voluntary extensions provided by the trader or the producer without additional cost to the consumer, as well as the producer’s commercial guarantee of durability within the meaning of Article 17 of Directive (EU) 2019/771 if provided without additional cost. Therefore, Directive 2011/83/EU should be amended to specifically require traders selling goods to inform consumers about the existence of the producer’s commercial guarantee of durability for all types of goods, where the producer makes this information availableto provide, before the conclusion of the contract, a guaranteed lifespan label. Such a label should, as a minimum, display the length of the legal guarantee of conformity during which the remedies laid down in Article 13 of Directive (EU) 2019/771 will be available to the consumer, as well as any voluntary extension of the guarantee provided without additional cost.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 87 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 24
(24) The problem of limited durability contrary to consumer expectations is most relevant for energy-using goods, which are goods that function from an external energy source. Consumers are also most interested in receiving information about the expected durability of this category of goods. For these reasons, only for this category of goods, consumers should be made aware that the information about the existence of a producer’s commercial guarantee of durability of more than two years has not been provided by the producer.deleted
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 90 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 25
(25) Goods containing energy-using components, where those components are mere accessories and do not contribute to the main function of those goods, such as decorative lighting for clothing or footwear or electric light for a bicycle, should not be classified as energy-using goods.deleted
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 94 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 26
(26) In view of the established minimum duration of two years of the seller’s liability for lack of conformity in accordance with Directive (EU) 2019/771 and the fact that many product failures occur after two years, the trader’s obligation to inform consumers about the existence and duration of the producer’s commercial guarantee of durability should apply to guarantees that are of more than two years.deleted
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 97 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 27
(27) In order to make it easier for consumers to take an informed transactional decision when comparing goods before concluding a contract, traders should inform consumers about the existence and durand producers should include, on the guaranteed lifespan label, information, ofn the producer’s commercial guarantee of durabilityeriod of the voluntary extension to the legal guarantee only where it applies for the entire good and not for specific components of the good.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 99 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 28
(28) The producer and the seller should remain free to offer other types of commercial guarantees and after-sales services of any duration. However, the information provided to the consumer about such other commercial guarantees or services should not confuse the consumer with regard to the existence and duration of the producer’s commercial guarantee of durability that covers the entire good and has a duration of more than two years.deleted
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 102 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 29
(29) To promote competition between producers as regards the durability of goods with digital elements the traders selling those goods should inform consumers about the minimum period of time during which the producer commits towill provide software updates for such goods. However, to avoid overloading consumers with information, such information should only be provided when this period is longer than the period of the producer’s commercial guarantee of durability, as that guarantee entails the provision of updates, including security updates, that are necessary to including, as a maintain the required functions and performance of goods with digital elements. Furthermore, information about the producer’s commitment to provide software updates is relevant only where the sales contract regarding goods with digital elements provides for a single act of supply of the digital content or digital service in respect of which Article 7(3), point (a), of Directive (EU) 2019/771 applies. In contrast, there should be no new obligation to provide that information where the sales contract provides for a continuous supply of the digital content or digital service over a period of time, since for those contracts Article 7(3), point (b), of Directive (EU) 2019/771 specifies, by reference to Article 10 (2) or (5), the period of time during which the seller is to ensure that the consumer is informed of and supplied with updatesimum, the mandatory period for which the updates should be provided in accordance with Union law.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 105 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 30
(30) Likewise, traders offering digital content and digital services should also inform consumers about the minimum period during which the provider of the digital content or digital service, where the provider is different from the trader, commits towill provide software updates, including security updates, necessary to keep the digital content and digital services in conformity. IThis information about the provider’s commitment to provide software updates is relevant only where the contract provides for a single act of supply or a series of individual acts of supply in respect of which Article 8(2), point (b), of Directive 2019/770 applies. In contrast, there should be no new obligation to provide that information where the contract provides for a continuous supply over a period of time, since for these contracts Article 8(2), point (a) of Directive (EU) 2019/770 specifies the period of time during which the trader is to ensure that the consumer is informed of and supplied with updatshall include, as a minimum, the mandatory period for which the updates should be provided in accordance with Union law. The provider will provide this information to the trader in all cases.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 106 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 31
(31) To allow consumers to make an informed transactional decision and choose goods that are easier to repair, traders should provide, before the conclusion of the contract, for all types of goods, where applicable, the reparability score of the good as provided by the producer in accordance with Union law. Until such a reparability score is established under Union law, national law providing for reparability scores applies.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 110 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 32
(32) Pursuant to Article 5(1), point (e), and Article 6(1), point (m), of Directive 2011/83/EU traders are obliged to provide the consumer before the consumer is bound by the contract with information on the existence and the conditions of after-sales services, including repair services, where such services are provided. In addition, in order to ensure that consumers are well informed about the reparability of the goods they purchase, where a reparability score is not established in accordance with Union law, traders should provide, for all types of goods, other relevant repair information that is made available by the producer, such as information about the availability of spare parts, and a user and repair manual. , such as information about the availability and affordability of the spare parts necessary to repair a good, including the length of the period during which spare parts and accessories are available, the procedure for ordering them, the availability of a user and repair manual as well as repair tools and services. This information should be provided to the respective traders by the producers of the goods.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 112 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 33
(33) Traders should provide consumers with information about the existence and duration of the producer’s commercial guarantee of durability, the minimum period for updates and the repair information other than the reparability score, where the producer or provider of the digital content or digital service, when different from the trader, makes the relevant information available. In particular, as regards goods, the trader should convey to consumers theis information that the producer has provided to the trader or has otherwise intended to make readily available to the consumer before the conclusion of the contract, by indicating it on the product itself, its packaging or tags and labels that the consumer would normally consult before concluding the contract. The trader should not be required to actively search for such informationcommitments from the producer that go beyond what is required by Union law, for example, on the product-specific websites.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 143 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point r a (new)
(ra) ‘pre-approval of sustainability labels or sustainability information tools’ means an ex-ante conformity assessment to be performed by a competent national authority;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 148 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point s
(s) ‘certification scheme’ means a third-party verification scheme that is open under transparent, fair and non- discriminatory terms to all traders willing and able to comply with the scheme’s requirements, which certifies that a product complies with certain requirementspublicly available and independently developed requirements reflecting a significant improvement on the otherwise applicable product law, and for which the monitoring of compliance is objective, based on international, Union or national standards and procedures and carried out by a party independent from both the scheme owner and the trader;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 151 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point s a (new)
(sa) "offsetting" means a claim that the acquisition of credits or provision of financial support for environmental projects elsewhere, such as the purchase of carbon credits, compensates for the purchasers own environmental impact, or that of their goods or services. Offsetting is typically achieved through financial support for projects. This financial support is typically provided through the purchase of carbon credits (for greenhouse gases mitigation projects) or plastic credits (for plastic recovery projects);
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 154 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point u
(u) ‘recognised excellent environmental performance’ means environmental performance compliant with Regulation (EC) 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council*, with national or regional EN ISO 14024 type I ecolabelling schemes officially recognised in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation (EC) 66/2010, or top environmental performance in accordance with other applicable Union law; , corresponding indicatively to 10-20% of the products available in the Union market in terms of environmental performance; ____________ * Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel (OJ L 27, 30.1.2010, p. 1).
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 160 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point w a (new)
(wa) ‘security update’ means a security update as defined in point 35 of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU).../... [ecodesign implementing Regulation for tablets and smartphones];
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 162 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point w b (new)
(wb) ‘functionality update’ means a security update as defined in point 36 of the Annex to Commission Regulation (EU).../... [ecodesign implementing Regulation for tablets and smartphones];
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 168 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point y a (new)
(ya) ‘fossil fuels’ means all fuels formed from hydrocarbon deposits (including, but not limited to, oil, fossil gas, and coal), the burning or combustion of which releases greenhouse gases;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 169 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point y b (new)
(yb) ‘specific environmental claim’ means an explicit environmental claim on a given environmental aspect whereby the specification of the claim is provided in clear and prominent terms on the same medium ;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 177 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) the main characteristics of the product, such as its availability, benefits, risks, execution, composition, environmental or social impact, accessories, durability, reparability, reusability, recyclability, after- sale customer assistance and complaint handling, method and date of manufacture or provision, delivery, fitness for purpose, usage, quantity, specification, geographical or commercial origin or the results to be expected from its use, or the results and material features of tests or checks carried out on the product.;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 180 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point b
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 6 – paragraph 2 – point d
(d) making an environmental claim related to future environmental performance based on offsetting schemes, or without clear, objective and verifiable reduction commitments and, a detailed and realistic implementation plan with reference to budgetary commitments, based on widely available technologies, without feasible targets and without an independent monitoring system;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 186 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 7 – paragraph 7
7. Where a trader provides a service which compares products, including through a sustainability information tool, information about whether that tool has been pre-approved in accordance with minimum requirements, the method of comparison, the products which are the object of comparison and the suppliers of those products, as well as the measures in place to keep that information up to date, shall be regarded as material.;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 188 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 7 – paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. By ...[12 months from adoption], the Commission shall adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 16a to supplement this Directive by establishing minimum requirements in relation to sustainability labels and sustainability information tools. When adopting the delegated acts, the Commission shall ensure award criteria are publicly available free of cost, developed in an independent process, periodically revised, and reflecting significant improvements compared to common practice in the relevant market or Union product requirements, if applicable, with an impartial control procedure, including third party verification and transparency of the scheme owner. The Commission shall ensure accessibility to all market players, procedural transparency for consumers, scientific robustness and stakeholder relevance and compliance and dispute resolution mechanisms. If a sustainability label or a sustainability information tool is focused on one particular environmental aspect, this shall be clearly and prominently communicated to consumers. For the sake of transparency, all pre-approved sustainability labels and sustainability information tools shall be published in a publicly available online register, which is to be updated regularly by the competent national authorities.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 190 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 7 – paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. The Commission shall adopt an implementing act specifying the details of the approval procedure for sustainability labels and sustainability information tools referred to in paragraph 8. That implementing act shall be adopted in accordance with the advisory procedure referred to in Article 16b.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 192 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 a (new)
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 16 a (new)
(3a) The following article is inserted: ‘Article 16a Exercise of the delegation 1. The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article. 2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 7(7a) shall be conferred on the Commission for a period of six years from...[one month after entry into force of this Directive]. 3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 7(7a) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the power specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force. 4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State acting in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making. 5. As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council. 6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 7(7a) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or of the Council.’
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 193 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3 b (new)
Directive 2005/29/EC
Article 16 b (new)
(3b) The following article is inserted: ‘Article 16b Committee procedure 1. The Commission shall be assisted by a Committee. That Committee shall be a committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011. 2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply.’
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 199 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 2011/83/EU
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point e a
(ea) for all goods, where the producer makes it available, information that the goods benefit from a commercial guarantee of durability and its duration in units of timea label indicating the guaranteed lifespan of the goods, the digital content and the digital services, including, as a minimum, wthere that guarantee covers the entire good and has a dura duration of the legal guarantee of conformity, and where applicable, the existence and the conditions of more than two yearafter-sales services and commercial guarantees;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 203 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 2011/83/EU
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e b
(eb) for energy-using goods, where the producer does not make available the information referred to in point (ea), information that the producer has not provided information on the existence of a commercial guarantee of durability of more than two years. This information shall be at least as prominent as any other information about the existence and the conditions of after-sales services and commercial guarantees provided in accordance with point (e);deleted
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 207 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 2011/83/EU
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point e c
(ec) for goods with digital elements, where the producer makes such information available, the minimum period in units of time during which the producer provides software updates, unless the contract provides for a continuous supply of the digital content or digital service over a period of time. Where information about the existence of a commercial guarantee of durability is provided in accordance with point (ea), the information on the updates shall be provided if those updates are supplied for a longer period than the commercial guarantee of durabilitythe minimum period from the time of purchase in units of time during which the producer provides software updates, including, as a minimum, the mandatory period for which the updates shall be provided in accordance with the applicable Union law;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 211 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point a
Directive 2011/83/EU
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point e d
(ed) for digital content and digital services, where their provider is different from the trader and makes such information available, the minimum period in units of time during which the provider provides software updates, unless the contract provides for a continuous supply of the digital content or digital service over a period of time including, as a minimum, the mandatory period for which the updates shall be provided in accordance with the Union law;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 217 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 2 – point b
Directive 2011/83/EU
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point j
(j) when point (i) is not applicable, information made availableprovided by the producer about the availability of spare parts, includingand affordability of the spare parts necessary to repair a product, including the length of the period during which spare parts and accessories are available, the procedure of ordering them, and about the availability of a user and repair manual. and repair tools and services;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 219 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point a
Directive 2011/83/EU
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point m a
(ma) for all types of goods, where the producer makes it available, information that the goods benefit from a commercial guarantee of durability and its duration in units of timethe guaranteed lifespan label expressed in units of time for the goods, digital content and digital services, including, as a minimum, wthere that guarantee covers the entire good and has a duration of more than two years duration of the legal guarantee of conformity;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 223 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point a
Directive 2011/83/EU
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point m b
(mb) for energy-using goods, where the producer does not make available information referred to in point (ma), information that the producer has not provided information on the existence of a commercial guarantee of durability of more than two years. This information shall be at least as prominent as any other information about the existence and the conditions of after-sales services and commercial guarantees provided in accordance with point (m);deleted
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 228 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point a
Directive 2011/83/EU
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point m c
(mc) for goods with digital elements, where the producer makes such information available, the minimum period in units of time during which the producer provides software updates, unless the contract provides for a continuous supply of the digital content or digital service over a period of time. Where information about the existence of a commercial guarantee of durability is provided in accordance with point (ma), the information on the updates shall be provided if those updates are supplied for a longer period than the commercial guarantee of durabilitythe minimum period from the time of purchase in units of time during which the producer provides software updates, including, as a minimum, the mandatory period for which the updates shall be provided in accordance with Union law;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 232 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point a
Directive 2011/83/EU
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point m d
(md) for digital content and digital services, where their provider is different from the trader and makes such information available, the minimum period in units of time during which the provider provides software updates, unless the contract provides for a continuous supply of the digital content or digital service over a period of timeincluding, as a minimum, the mandatory period for which the updates shall be provided in accordance with Union law;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 239 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point b
Directive 2011/83/EU
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point v
(v) when point (u) is not applicable, information made availableprovided by the producer about the availability of spare parts, includingand affordability of the spare parts necessary to repair goods, including the length of the period during which spare parts and accessories are available, the procedure of ordering them, and about the availability of a user and repair manual and repair tools and services.;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 247 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 2 a
2a. Displaying a sustainability label or a sustainability information tool which is not based on a certification scheme or not estand pre-approved by a national competent authority in accordance with the minimum requirements for sustainabilished by public authorities.ty labels laid down by the Commission in a delegated act;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 250 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 1
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 2 a a (new)
2aa. Displaying the environmental claim "biodegradable", "compostable" or equivalent with regards to plastic or bio- plastic where composting of biodegradable plastic is not possible in a large proportion of waste enterprises.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 260 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 4 b
4b. Making an environmental claim about the entire product or the trader’s business when it actually concerns only a certain aspect of the product or of the trader’s business.;
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 263 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 4 b a (new)
4ba. Making an environmental claim which cannot be substantiated in accordance with legal requirements.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 272 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 4 b b (new)
4bb. Claiming that a good, business or a service has a neutral, reduced, compensated, positive environmental impact based on offsetting.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 273 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 4 b c (new)
4bc. Making an environmental claim with the effect of promoting fossil fuel products, fossil fuel transportation or highly polluting industries, apart from services of general economic interest.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 274 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 4 b d (new)
4bd. Making an environmental claim on the content of the product based on an accounting method that allows for the free allocation of inputs to final outputs, without telling consumers that only a residual amount of the input in question was actually fed into the production process of the final product offered for sale.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 275 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 2
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 4 b e (new)
4be. Making a specific environmental claim without using a relevant assessment method and communication rules both established in accordance with Union or national law.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 278 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 23 d a (new)
23da. Claiming that a good has a neutral or positive greenhouse gas emissions’ impact on the environment.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 279 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 23 d b (new)
23db. Supplying a software update which will negatively impact the use of goods with digital elements or certain features of those goods even if the software update improves the functioning of other features.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 280 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 23 d c (new)
23dc. Omitting to inform the consumer in a clear and understandable manner that the update is not necessary to keep the product in conformity.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 283 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 23 e
23e. Omitting to inform the consumer about the existence of a feature of a good introduced to limit its durabilityBundling security updates with other software updates.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 287 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 23 e a (new)
23ea. Engaging in practices that lead to shortening a product’s lifespan and stimulate the purchase of a new product.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 289 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 23 e b (new)
23eb. Marketing a good without fixing, within a reasonable time, a design issue that leads to an early failure of this good.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 290 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 23 g
23g. PresenMarketing a goods as allowing repair when they do not or omitting to inform the consumer that goods do which does not allow repair in accordance with legal requirements.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 292 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 23 g a (new)
23ga. Omitting to inform the consumer about the unavailability of spare parts and other repair restrictions.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 298 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 23 h
23h. Inducing the consumer intoMarketing a good that requires replacing the consumables of a good earlier than is necessary for technical reasons is necessary.
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 301 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 23 i
23i. Omitting to inform that a goodMarketing a good that is designed to limit its functionality when using consumables, spare parts or accessories that are not provided by the original producer..
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 303 #

2022/0092(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Annex I – paragraph 1 – point 4
Directive 2005/29/EC
Annex I – point 23 i a (new)
23ia. Marketing a good which is not compliant with the requirements under Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council1a. __________________ 1a Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products (OJ L 285 31.10.2009, p. 10).
2022/10/14
Committee: ENVI