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1611 Amendments of Monika BEŇOVÁ

Amendment 6 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas according to the IPCC, climate change poses disproportionate and asymmetric risks to human and natural systems due to differences in vulnerability and exposure;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 8 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A b (new)
Ab. whereas according to OECD, LDCs socio-economic progress is heavily dependent on climate-sensitive sectors, and considering their high levels of poverty, low levels of education and limited human, institutional, economic, technical and financial capacity, these countries experience a significant constraint in their fight against climate change;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 11 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A c (new)
Ac. whereas according to the World Health Organization, as of the year 2030, climate change is expected to contribute to approximately 250 000 additional deaths per year, from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhoea and heat stress;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 14 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A d (new)
Ad. whereas according to the OECD, development co-operation has a critical role to play in supporting developing countries as they shift to low-emissions and climate-resilient development pathways;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 15 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A e (new)
Ae. whereas the European Parliament in its resolution of 16 January 2018 on women, gender equality and climate justice (2017/2086(INI)) acknowledges that women are particularly vulnerable to climate change and experience its effects disproportionately because of their social roles;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 39 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Calls on all EU Member States to rapidly scale up climate finance, prioritising grants-based finance, in particular for LDCs and SIDS, and to consider an increased financial support during the 2020- 2025 period that is commensurate with the socio-economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 66 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Expresses concern at how international climatearbon market mechanisms can have negative implications; calls on the EU and Member States to advocate a ‘do no harm’ principle for all such mechanisms;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 76 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Stresses that insufficient adaptation capacities leadcould result inter alia in armed conflicts, food shortages, and natural catastrophes, and consequently lead also to climate-induced displacement; calls for the WIM Taskforce on Displacement to step up its activities;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 101 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Calls for greater international support for indigenous land rights, which would contribute to limiting global warming. while at the same time ensuring their livelihoods;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 108 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Reiterates the acknowledgment of different impacts of climate change for women and men and therefore the promotion of measures improving the position of women in combating climate change at societal and governmental (decision-making) level;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 113 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 b (new)
9b. Reiterates the necessity of strengthening the incorporation of climate mitigation and adaptation approaches and mainstream those into wider official development assistance policies and programs;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 115 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 c (new)
9c. Reminds of the valuable contribution of youth in raising global awareness on climate change and in this vain stresses the importance of empowering younger generations in developing countries to strengthen their influence to the cause especially by ensuring their say is treated and represented equally;
2020/05/27
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 5 #

2020/2022(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Commission’s intentioncommitment to introduce a harmonised approach addressing obligations imposed on intermediarion digital services, in order to avoid fragmentation of the internal market; stresses that any measure related to fundamental rights should be cthe Digital Services Act should ensure that the internal market freedoms are fully balanced and take into account the possible impact on the functioning of the internal marketrealised in complete compliance with fundamental rights and principles set out in the Charter of Fundamental rights of the EU, and calls on the Commission to avoid the ‘export’ of national regulations and instead to propose the most efficient and effective sustainable solutions for the internal market as a whole;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 18 #

2020/2022(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. States that limited liability provisions as set out in the e-Commerce Directive1 must be maintained and strengthenpreserved in the Digital Services Act, particularly in order to protect freedom of expressionundamental rights and the freedom to provide services; underlines the importance of these protections to the growth of European SMEs, protection of consumers and users' safety; _________________ 1 Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market (‘Directive on electronic commerce’), OJ L 178, 17.7.2000, p. 1.
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 22 #

2020/2022(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. States that Digital Services Act should maintain the ban on general monitoring obligation under the Article 15 of the current e-Commerce Directive;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 26 #

2020/2022(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Recognises that SMEs and large players have differing capabilities with regard to the moderation of content; warns that overburdening businesses withe Commission that these disproportionate new obligations could further hinder the growth of SMEs and require recourse to automatic filtering tools, which may often lead to the removal of legal content;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 43 #

2020/2022(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Recalls the fact that misinformative and harmful content is not always illegal; calls, therefore, for the establishment of a well-defined notice-and-takedown processharmonised, transparent and legally enforceable notice-and-action mechanism; supports an intensive dialogue between authorities and relevant stakeholders with the aim of deepening the soft law approach based on good practices such as the EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation, in order to further tackle misinformation;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 48 #

2020/2022(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Notes the proliferation of fake news and disinformation with false or misleading content, and consumers scams by means of unsafe or counterfeit products; calls on the Commission to keep working and exploring new ways to combat fake news while preserving fundamental rights;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 50 #

2020/2022(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Highlights that tracking applications must respect privacy rights in addition to the provisions of the GDPR;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 51 #

2020/2022(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Calls for the introduction of counter-notice tools to allow content owners to defend their rights adequately and in a timely manner when notified of any takedown; underlines its view that delegating the responsibility to set boundaries on freedom of speech to private companies is unacceptable and creates risks for both citizens and businesses, neither of which are qualified to take such decisions.that if the redress and counter-notice procedure have stablished that the notified activity or information is not illegal, the online intermediary should restore the removed content without undue delay or allow for the re-upload by the user, without prejudice to the platform's terms of service; outlines that fundamental rights should be protected more effectively by introducing more transparency reports and out-of-court dispute settlement mechanism to help resolve complaints of affected users;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 60 #

2020/2022(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Notes that the new Digital Services Act should also address the challenges algorithms present in terms of ensuring non-discrimination, transparency and explainability, as well as liability; points out the need to monitor algorithms and to asses associated risks, to use high quality and unbiased datasets, as well as to help individuals acquire access to diverse content, opinions, high quality products and services;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 1 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 6 a (new)
- having regard to Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 on safety and compliance of products;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 15 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas more than 80 percent of a product’s environmental impact is determined at the design stage1a; __________________ 1ahttps://op.europa.eu/en/publication- detail/-/publication/4d42d597-4f92-4498- 8e1d-857cc157e6db; New Circular Economy Action Plan, EC
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 27 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas consumers are ready to embark on the journey towards a circular economy, but many obstacles remain, including, firstly, price incentives, availability of truly sustainable products and information asymmetry;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 30 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas consumers are three times more likely to buy a product labelled as more durable1b; __________________ 1b https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/ec _circular_economy_final_report_0.pdf
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 31 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C b (new)
Cb. whereas 79% of European citizens think that manufacturers should be required to make it easier to repair digital devices or replace their individual parts1c; __________________ 1c https://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/publ icopinion/index.cfm/Survey/getSurveyDet ail/instruments/SPECIAL/surveyKy/2228
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 36 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas repair sector is significantly decreasing due to the lack of access to spare parts, lack of standardisation and interoperability or technical barriers; whereas unavailability of repair services forces consumers to buy more;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 38 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D b (new)
Db. whereas the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic showed we need to establish new more resilient business models;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 39 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D c (new)
Dc. whereas 77% of European citizens would rather repair their devices than replace them according to Eurobarometer;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 58 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G a (new)
Ga. whereas the rise in e-commerce has caused the need for better control of the compliance of goods and services coming from third countries with EU environmental and consumer protection standards;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 86 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point a
a) specify the pre-contractual information to be provided on the durabilityexpected lifespan and reparability of a product and make this one of the main characteristics of a product pursuant to Directives 2011/83/EU, 2005/29/EC and 2005/299/125/EC,
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 92 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point b
b) introduce mandatory labelling, on the basis of common transparent standards, including a reparability score, immediately visible to the consumer which, for comparison purposes, informs consumers at the time of purchase in a clear and easily understandable way of the estimated lifetime of a product, its level of reparability and sets out the options for repair,
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 104 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point c
c) equip certain categories of goods with a usage meter to improve consumer information and facilitate reuse,
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 109 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point d
d) bring the duration of legal guarantees and periods of presumed conformity into line with the estimated lifetime of products, with the period of reversal of the burden of proof for non- conformity of a product to enhance consumer protection; and harmonise these at European level,
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 124 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point f a (new)
fa) develop standardised criteria for the measurement of a product’s expected lifespan; furthermore, use existing standards to define minimum product design market requirements;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 133 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 – point a
a) security and conformity updates must continue throughout the estimated lifetime of the device, and for a minimum of five years, traders may propose sales contracts which foresee the continuation of updates beyond this period of time;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 141 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 – point b
b) security updates should not coincide with optionalconformity updates, which must be reversible;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 146 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 – point b a (new)
ba) consumer must be informed by the seller on the specificities and availability of updates at the moment of purchase;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 157 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Stresses that consumers throughout the EU must have the freedom in choosing the remedy of their preference in cases of contractual non- conformity of goods under guarantee either through repair of the defect, through price reduction or termination of the contract or through replacement of the defective product;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 162 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Calls on the Commission to promote consumer awareness about early failing and non-repairable products and their impact on the environment;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 170 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Calls for the following information to be given at the time of purchase: whether spare parts are available or not, period of availability from date of purchase, price of spare parts, delivery and repair times; expected lifespan of the product;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 182 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – point a
a) by guaranteeing unrestricted access to repair and maintenance information and spare -parts for all those involved in the repair industry and all consumers,
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 195 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – point c
c) by setting a minimum period of 10 years after placing the product on the market, for the provision of parts and reasonable maximum delivery times of two weeks,
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 199 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – point c a (new)
ca) by ensuring the price of spare parts is reasonable in relation to the price of the whole product and by ensuring spare parts are priced the same way for independent and authorised repairers as well as for the consumers;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 204 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – point d a (new)
da) by introducing an obligation to provide consumers with a replacement good, if the repair takes longer than the maximum period of 30 days or if it concerns an essential good;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 210 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – point e b (new)
eb) by adopting eco-design requirements, which are enforceable and verifiable by market surveillance authorities, and requesting harmonised product standards for a broad range of products with an important environmental impact, such as textiles and furniture, with a view to ensuring a high level of consumer and environment protection;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 220 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Calls for a ban on the destruction of goods in working order so that they can be reused instead, and for quantified targets to be set for reuse; emphasises that priority in accessing waste yards should be given to new sustainable business models;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 226 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Calls on the Commission to encourage and raise awareness of new sustainable business models based on changing behaviours to renting and sharing goods and services, while keeping them affordable and guaranteeing a high level of consumer and worker protection;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 236 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Welcomes the development of commercial models that separate consumption from material ownership, and calls for a robust assessment of the impact of the functionality economy and its potential rebound effects, as well as on effects on consumers; emphasises that the development of new sustainable business models, such as internet-based services, new forms of marketing, department stores selling only used goods and the more widespread availability of informal repair facilities can help to extend product lifetimes and, at the same time, increase consumers’ awareness of and trust in products with a long lifetime; calls on the Commission and the Member States to promote this development through targeted financial support in the context of programmes such as Single Market Programme, InvestEU and ESF+ in the next Multi-annual Financial Framework;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 241 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Calls for the Commission and national authorities to assist and support financially local and regional authorities, companies and associations in conducting consumer awareness campaigns on extending the lifespans of products, in particular by providing reliable and clear information, advice and services of maintenance, repair, re-use, etc.;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 248 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 b (new)
9b. Calls on the Member States to swiftly adopt the principles for a definitive VAT regime, including the proposal for a modernised VAT rate regime, that would allow to lower VAT rates on recycled, reused or refurbished goods and on repair services to make it convenient and financially attractive to consumers, calls on the Member States to consider such measures once the new regime is adopted;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 252 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 c (new)
9c. Calls on the Commission to ensure that imported goods comply with EU social and environmental standards; underlines, in this regard, the importance of promoting labour rights, human rights, social standards and environmental standards in the context of trade negotiations; calls, moreover, for comprehensive transparency and due diligence obligations on economic operators in order to fulfil international environmental and human rights commitments, such as the Paris Agreement, the Sustainable Development Goals, and human rights obligations;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 271 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 – point d a (new)
da) include information related to the supply chain of product components;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 273 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Takes note of digital technologies’ contribution to innovation and in forging a more circular economy; calls for derogations to be made from intellectual property law to allow full use to be made of such technologiesuly defined derogations, which are limited in scope, from intellectual property rights over those technologies to be considered in order to allow their full and widespread use when in the public interest, for example during a health crisis;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 305 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Calls for the revision of EU public procurement legislation to make the use of sustainability criteria systematicStresses the potential of green and social public procurement in the transition to a sustainable economy; welcomes in this respect the commitments of the Commission to propose further legislation and guidance on green public procurement but emphasises the importance of also fully applying the social and innovation criteria through the setting of binding targets, aligned with EU environmental and climate policies, which foster sustainable and short supply chains, as well as supporting reusable, refurbished and remanufactured products;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 313 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14a. Calls on the Commission, Member States and national authorities to further strengthen market surveillance and better enforce applicable sustainability and social requirements for products placed on the EU market;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 320 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15a. Proposes the development of clear guidelines and standards for green claims and commitments that translate into ecolabels; looks forward to the planned legislative proposal on substantiating green claims; considers that by providing the consumers with transparency and guidance through accurate and accountable information and ecolabeling, consumers will have increased trust in products and markets, which will ultimately lead to sustainable consumption;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 323 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 b (new)
15b. Calls for reinforcing the possibility of recourse for consumers and environmental organisations in the event of a breach of information obligations under Directive 2005/29/EC in order to better implement market surveillance mechanisms;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 345 #

2020/2021(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Calls fon the Commission to explore the introduction of an EU advertising tax in order towith the aim of offsetting negative externalities resulting from increasedexcessive consumption of non-sustainable goods and services; invites the Commission to undertake a first study by the end of 2020;
2020/06/26
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 1 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 a (new)
- having regard to Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of16 December 1996 concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services,
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 3 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 2 a (new)
- having regard to Directive 2014/67/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of15 May 2014 on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services and amending Regulation(EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System (‘the IMI Regulation’ ),
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 5 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 2 b (new)
- having regard to Directive (EU) 2018/957 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 June 2018 amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services,
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 8 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 9 a (new)
- having regard to Commission Communication of 13 May2020 Towards a phased and coordinated approach for restoring freedom of movement and lifting internal border controls,
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 14 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the Services Directive and the Professional Qualifications Directive are key instruments for addressing the barriers to the free movement of services within the European Union, but thsome potential of the single market for services is still largelyin parts untapped;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 19 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas services account for around 70 % of all economic activity in the EU and a similar proportion of its employment, while the share of services in intra-EU trade is only around 20 %; recalls that there are a number of services that have complex supply chains and are therefore unsusceptible to trade, for example certain services of general economic interest, geographically bound services or where SMEs have no interest to engage in cross-border provisions; whereas services may necessitate regulation with regard to local requirements and circumstances that are in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity or Protocol 26 of the TFEU;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 24 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas the perception that the single market for services should be exclusively assessed from an economic and business point of view has exhausted its own potential; calls for the establishment of a balance between economic rights and social rights, integrating consumers’ and citizens’ interests into legislating the single market for services;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 31 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas studies show that the potential gains of completing the single market for services through effective implementation and better harmonisation of regulations could be at least EUR 297 billion, corresponding to 2 % of EU GDP;deleted
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 37 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas the EU currently faces a recession and rising unemploymentin 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and efforts with the aim of completing the single market for services isare thus a smart and effective way of creating economic growth without additional public spending; however keeping in mind the principles enshrined in Article3(3) TEU calling for a balance between the market economy principle and the EU’s social integration;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 39 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. recalls that employees in the services sector are adversely affected, either by facing severe economic insecurity or being exposed as frontline workers working tirelessly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic in the European Union, often putting their health at risk; whereas the need to protect posted workers during their posting in relation to the freedom to provide services under Article 56 of the TFEU is equally recognised, laying down mandatory provisions regarding working conditions and the protection of workers’ health and safety;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 45 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas a more integrated and interconnected services market is necessary to deliver on the European Pillar of Social Rights, to tackle climate change, create a sustainable economy, and unleash the full potential of the European Green Deal; points out that the social and environmental side of the single market should be improved in line with the Lisbon Treaty;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 48 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas fragmentation, restrictive nationalcontroversial business practices, such as quasi geo-blocking activities, which amongst other regsulations and gold-plating not onlyts lead to less competition, hamper businesses, but also hurt consumers, who have fewer choices and pay higher prices; whereas high quality services are in the interest of consumers and regulation that goes beyond minimum levels established by EU law is a paramount right of Member States;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 54 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas the effective implementation of existing rules and the abolition of excessive requirements depends on the Member States; and cooperation with the European Commission to better implement European rules;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 63 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital I
I. whereas burdensome administrative procedures by Member States, unfamiliarity with European and national regulations related to services, unawareness of culture and language deficiencies, diverging national regulations, and especially obstacles to accessing necessary information have created discrimination, and made it complicated to engage in cross-border trade in services, in particular for smaller companies; recalls that there are already existing instruments to support the needs of smaller companies such as the Your Europe Business portal, Solvit, the points of single contact, the Single Digital Gateway and other instruments;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 84 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Underlines that promoting the single market, including the free movement of services and people, consumer protection, workers’ rights and the strict enforcement of EU law acquis, is paramount for tackling the economic crisis caused by COVID-19; urges all Member States to ease restrictions on free movement, within the single market as soon as possible; calls upon the Commission and Member States to adapt the rules on the free movement of services, workers and people to the credible threat of future pandemics;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 92 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Highlights that across the European Union red tape, burdensome administrative practices and regulatory restrictions to service providers are creating unjustified barriers thabusinesses and workers can move freely, offer their services and consumers can benefit from more choice; however, regrets that within the single market for services fragmentation, lacking implementation and insufficient enforcement still exist depriveing citizens of jobs, consumers of choices, and entrepreneurs of opportunities;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 97 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Highlights that across the European Union red tape, burdensome administrative practices and regulatory restrictions to service providers are creating unjustified barriers that deprive citizens of jobs, consumers of choices, and entrepreneurs and SMEs of opportunities;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 105 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Recalls that the Services Directive aims tosuccessfully reduced fragmentation, deepen across Member States, progressed the integration of the single market, and paveincreased the quality of services and is paving the way for both businesses and consumers to achieve their full potential;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 114 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Recalls that the Services Directive and the Professional Qualifications Directive build on mutual recognition to facilitate the free movement of services; recalls with regard to the professional sector that restrictions and regulations, especially taking diverging traditions between Member States into account, safeguarding the provision of high quality services, do not per se constitute a burden to the functioning of the market for services;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 120 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. RegreHighlights that Member States frequentcan legitimately use reasons of public interest to insulate their domestic market; highlights that requirements such as territorial restrictions and economic needs tests create unjustified obstacles tolimit or restrict cross-border services provisions as ruled by the European Court of Justice; recalls in this regard, that this entails amongst other reasons the protection of consumers, the environment and social policy objectives and thus these should not be regarded as restrictive measures for cross-border trade services provisions which would otherwise add legal uncertainty; underlines that the principle of the country of destination respects local regulations including rules on employment law and those laid down in collective agreements; reiterates that regulated professions may be necessary for the protection of consumers, the public interest and the rule of law; recognizes that some recognizes that some requirements for cross- border services establishment; such as territorial restrictions and economic needs tests must be justified in the light of public policy concern;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 136 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Recalls the importance of the Commission proposal for a revised sposition of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee regarding the proposed notification procedure; is convinced that this proposal is a fair starting point for the negotiations with Member States and the Commission; regrets that no agreement has yet been reached between the institutions, as there is still a need to clarify the scope of the notifications obligation, which also relates to the handling of urban planning and its notification to the Commission; underlines that the delegation of power to the Commission must under no circumstances prevent a Member State from adopting legislation; highlights that trilogue negotiations on the Services nNotification procedure;s Directive should resume as soon as possible to resolve these outstanding issues regrets that the proposal could not be adopted due to the lack of an agreement in Council;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 143 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. NoteRecalls that the purpose of the Commission’s legislative proposal for a European services e-card was to address administrative barriers that remain in place; underlinInternal Market and Consumer Protection Committee rejected the European services e-card proposal; acknowledges that such barriers are costly to services providers, and continue to constitute a significant disincentive to the cross-border provcalls upon the European Commission of services in the single marketto assess the situation;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 146 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Notes that the purpose of the Commission’s legislative proposal for a European services e-card was to address administrative barriers that remain in place; underlines that such barriers are costly to services providers, especially SME with limited financial and human capital and continue to constitute a significant disincentive to the cross-border provision of services in the single market;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 153 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Urges Member States to ensure the proper implementation and enforcement of current legislation, and to avoid gold-thereby facilitating the cross-border provision of services, the free movement of workers and ensuring a level platying and unnecessary requirements, thereby facilitating the cross-border provision of services and ensuring a level playing field; field for both businesses and workers to prevent competition based on low quality services, social dumping, precarious working conditions whilst guaranteeing the highest level of consumer protection; calls on the Commission to assess how a European Social Security register as well as a European Social Security Number could help and could be introduced to enable real time checks of the social security status of posted workers by labour inspection authorities and better combat deceiving practices in the single market;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 156 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Urges Member States to ensure the proper implementation of current legislation, and to avoid gold-plating and unnecessary requirements, thereby facilitating the cross-border provision of services and ensuring a level playing field; underlines that an increased cross-border mobility can be reached through effectuation of the principle of mutual recognition, as well as through harmonisation of rules across Member States;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 164 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Urges stakeholders, the business community and social partners to play their part in calling on governments to revitalise the European services sector; underlines that a fair and rules based single market for services where high social and environmental standards, quality services and fair competition should be promoted by all stakeholders;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 165 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Urges stakeholders, the business community and social partners to play their part in calling on governments to revitalise the European services sector and to strengthen both sectoral and cross- sectoral interoperability in areas including environment, transport and health to work towards interlinked cross- border services;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 171 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Notes that the free movement of services is at the core of the single market, and could provide substantial economic gains, when the balance between the market economy and social integration of the European Union, as laid down in Article 3 TEU, is respected; provided there is sufficient and active enforcement by local and regional authorities, national courts, and the Commission, and compliance by businesses with national and European regulations;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 175 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Urges the Commission to make use of existing instruments in the single market for services, especially for the mutual recognition of regulated professions; highlights that the European Professional card is only used for five regulated professions and is not used to its full potential and therefore calls on the Commission to intensify the use of the European Professional card and accelerate the extension to other regulated professions;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 178 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Points out that the price for inadequate implementation is paid by businesses and consumers across the European Union; encourages the Commission to prioritise enforcement action, and to reduce barriers in areas of significant economic impact, amongst other reasons such as market structure, insufficient knowledge of European or national rules by businesses engaged in cross-border activities, language or culture the inadequate implementation can have negative effects on businesses and consumers across the European Union; encourages the Commission to more actively engage in enforcement action, including the timely conduct of infringement procedures, and to reduce barriers in areas of where the impact leads to the growth of employment with fair wages and fair working conditions;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 185 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. HighlightsSupports the view that overriding reasons of public interest are too oftenshould only be invoked by Member States in a way that damages the single market for serviceswhere it is legitimate; calls on the Commission to improve the monitoring of Member State performance and quality in transposing and, implementing and enforcing legislation;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 194 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Encourages the Commission to make use of all means at its disposal to ensure full enforcement of existing rules; calls for fast-trackthe assessment of alternative resolution mechanisms and infringement procedures to be applied whenever major breaches of the relevant legislation are identified and other approaches prove ineffective;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 207 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 3
Advancing regulatory clarity: national informinformation and clarity: enhancing the capacity of the single digital gateway with interlinked national portalsints of single contact
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 210 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Underlines the importance of the single digital gateway and the points of single contact as an online access point for EU and national information, procedures and assistance services on the single market, as foreseen in the services directive;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 213 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Recommends that Member States implement the single digital gateway in an citizen and SME-friendly way, and developing the points of single contact from mere regulatory portals to fully functioning portals ; this should be achieved by providing user- centric information, assistance services and procedures on the gateway and through linking the single digital gateway with the points of single contact, so as to make it a virtual one-stop shop as far as possible, and ensure a maximum level of user- centricity; Proposes to interlink the points of single contact and the single digital gateway as well as the adoption of design standards of the Europa Web Guide (the official rulebook of the European Commission’s web presence) to guarantee an user- friendly and recognisable interface of all points of single contact;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 214 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Recommends that Member States implement the single digital gateway in an SME-friendly way, by providing user- centric information, assistance services and simplified procedures on the gateway, so as to make it a virtual one-stop shop as far as possible, and ensure a maximum level of user- centricity;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 216 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Recommends that the Commission and the Member States systematically provide user-friendly information via the single digital gateway for all new EU legislation that creates rights or obligations for citizens and businesses; highlights that transparency, equal conditions and non- discrimination are essential to free movement, urges the Commission and Member States to continue strengthening the trust of consumers;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 217 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Recommends that the Commission and the Member States systematically provide user-friendly information viaat the points of single contact through the single digital gateway for all new EU legislation that creates rights or obligations for citizens and businesses,; recommends that the Commission and Member States consult social partners on which information should be included;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 221 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Urges Member States, in view of the current crisis, to speed up their digitalisation work especially for procedures that affect businessesto enable businesses and citizens to conduct administrative procedures remotely and online;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 226 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 – introductory part
21. Recommends that the Commission assists national authorities in each Member State with creating a national single market information portal in multilingual format that provides consumers, employees, and businesses with the following information:
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 228 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 – introductory part
21. Recommends that the Commission assists national authorities in each Member State with creating a national single market information portalimproving the points of single contact that provides consumers, employees, and businesses with the following information:
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 230 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 – point a
(a) the national and EU rules that companies must apply within the Member State in question; and information for employees, including employment law, health and safety protocols applicable collective agreements, social partner organisations and counselling structures for workers and employees where they can inform themselves on their rights;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 240 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Recommends that national information portalspoints of single contact should assist foreign companies wishing to do business within the Member State in question, as well as local companies wishing to export services and goods to other Member States;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 243 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Urges cooperation between Member States’ national information portals to ensure that companies, employees and citizens are provided with correct, comprehensive and up-to-date information;deleted
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 244 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Urges cooperation between Member States’ national information portals to ensure that companies, employees and citizens are provided with correct, comprehensive multilingual and up-to-date information;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 251 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Calls for the Commission and the European Labour Authority (ELA) to play a coordinating role in information sharing between national information portalsthe points of single contact;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 255 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Stresses that all national information portals should be accessible through the single digital gateway; points of single contact should be accessible through the single digital gateway, providing information and offering administrative services of the Member States in an accessible jargon and in full availability, including trained helpdesk staff, which will provide effective user-friendly support, in addition, feedback mechanisms should be introduced to the points of single contact to ensure a progressive development of the user- centricity-component;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 260 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 a (new)
26a. Regrets that the points of single contact are not widely known to businesses and therefore calls upon the Commission to increase the public familiarity by a European campaign for the single digital gateway and the points of single contact introducing their functions; emphasises that a special communication for the government bodies should be set up in order to ensure understanding of the points of single contacts’ purpose by implementing them in their national e-government strategies;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 262 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 4
Providing evaluation: the need for an updated single market scoreboard and restrictiveness indicators
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 263 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Supports the Commission’s preliminary initiative to update the single market scoreboard with a new set of indicatorsnew policy dimensions and policy fields for analysis and evaluation, a new set of indicators, which should be the result of cooperation with social partners, consumer organizations and other stakeholders, with which to evaluate Member State implementation of relevant single market legislation; underlines that there should be a focus on the quality of the implementation;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 269 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Recommends that the updated single market scoreboard analyses relevant issues from an end-user perspective, evaluating whether concerns and complaints are settled, for instance within the SOLVIT or ECC-net framework;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 272 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Urges the Commission to adopt a quantitative and qualitative evaluation method, involving social partners, consumer organizations and other stakeholders; underlines that the method for qualitative indicators should be transparent and assess differences in ex- ante and ex-post regulation; notes the importance of evaluating whether relevant EU directives are implemented on time and as intended by EU the European co-legislators;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 277 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Recommends that an updated single market scoreboard links to existing restrictivenessthe quality of implementation, existing indicators, and maps services restrictions in new and existing policy fields and the differing levels of implementation and enforcement of relevant EU legislation;
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 282 #

2020/2020(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Invites the Commission to update existing restrictivenessand introduce new indicators to help Member States identify where efforts mustcould be made to reduce restrictions,improve their policy results and monitor their efforts in reducing restrictionsthis regard.
2020/06/17
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 14 #

2020/2019(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the “CPC Common Position COVID-19”3 issued by the Commission and the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) authorities of the Member States on the most recent reported scams and unfair practices in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak; calls on all platforms to cooperate with the Commission and the competent authorities to better identify illegal practices, take down scams and asks the Commission to constantly review the common guidelines for the placement and/or sale of items and services of a false, misleading or otherwise abusive content for consumers; believes such guidelines should not only seek to apply Union and national consumer law, but to proactively seek to put in place the means to react to the crisis in the market rapidly; __________________ 3 European Commission / Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Network, Common Position of CPC Authorities, “Stopping scams and tackling unfair business practices on online platforms in the context of the Coronavirus outbreak in the EU”.
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 24 #

2020/2019(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes efforts to bring transparency to advertising online and considers that furtherConsiders that additional guidance is needed as regards professional diligence and obligations for platforms when it comes to advertising online; outlines that new measures establishing a new framework for Platform-to-Consumers relations on transparency provisions regarding advertising, digital nudging and preferential treatment are needed; outlines that paid advertisements or paid placement in a ranking of search results should be identified in a clearity and guidance is needed as regards professional diligence and obligations for platform, concise and intelligent manner; suggests that platforms should disclose the origin of paid advertisements, especially those of political nature; points out that targeted advertising must be regulated more strictly in favour of less intrusive forms of advertising and that the Digital Services Act should set clear boundaries as regards the terms for accumulation of data for that purpose, in order to better protect the consumers; believes that where advertisers and intermediaries are established in a third country, they should designate a legal representative, established in the Union, who can be held accountable for the content of advertisements, in order to allow for consumer redress in the case of false or misleading advertisements;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 35 #

2020/2019(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. ABelieves that platforms should clearly mark all sponsored advertisements as such in a way made visible to all consumers; asks the Commission to clarify what sanctions or other restrictions those advertisement intermediaries and platforms should be subject to if they knowingly accept false or misleading advertisements; believes that online platforms should actively monitor the advertisements shown on their sites, in ordertake measures to ensure they do not profit from false or misleading advertisements shown on their websites, including from influencer marketing content which is not being disclosed as sponsored; underlines that transparency requirements should include the obligation to disclose who is paying for the advertising, including both direct and indirect payments or any other contribution received by service providers, and protect consumers from unsolicited communications online; underlines that advertisements for commercial products and services, and advertisements of a political or other nature are different in form and function and therefore should be subject to different guidelines and rules;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 44 #

2020/2019(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Stresses the need to strengthen the coherence between the existing obligations set out in the e-Commerce Directive and the Directive 2005/29/EC on Unfair Commercial Practices related to the transparency of commercial communications and digital advertising;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 46 #

2020/2019(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Underlines the importance of algorithmic transparency for consumer protection, namely by ensuring explainability and auditability of automated decision-making in the context of both advertisement and content moderation;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 48 #

2020/2019(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3c. Calls on the Commission to address the increasing differences and fragmentation of national rules in the Member States and to propose concrete legislative measures including a notice- and-action mechanism, that can empower users to notify online intermediaries of the existence of potentially illegal online content or behaviour; is of the opinion that such measures would guarantee a high level of user and consumer protection while promoting consumer trust in the online economy;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 53 #

2020/2019(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. While recalling earlier efforts, asks the Commission to further review the practice of End User Licensing Agreements (EULAs) and to seek ways to allow greater and easier engagement for consumers, including in the choice of clauses in order to allow for a better informed consent; notes that EULAs are often accepted by users without reading them; moreover notes that when a EULA does allow for users to opt-out of clauses, platforms may require users to do so at each use; notes that the majority of EULAs can be unilaterally changed by the platforms without any notice to consumers, with pernicious effects in terms of consumer protection, and calls for a better consumer protection through effective measures;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 65 #

2020/2019(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Underlines that EULAs should always make the sharing of all data with third parties optional unless vital to the functioning of the services; asks the Commission to ensure that consumers can still use a connected device for all its primary functions even if a consumer withdraws their consent to share non- operational data with the device manufacturer or third parties; reiterates the need for transparency in EULAs regarding the possibility and scope of data sharing with third parties;
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 72 #

2020/2019(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Notes the rise of “smart contracts” based on distributed ledger technologies; asks the Commission to analyse if certain aspects without a clear legal basis; asks the Commission to assess the development and use of distributed ledger technologies, including “smart contracts”, in particular questions of legality, and enforcement of smart contracts” should be clarified and if guidance should be given in order in cross border situations, and make proposals for appropriate legal framework to ensure legal certainty for businesses and consumers; asks especially for the Commission to work to ensure that such contracts with consumers are valid and binding throughout the Union; that they meet the standards of consumer law, for exampleupdate its existing guidance document on Directive 2011/83/EU4 (the Consumer Rights Directive) to clarify whether it considers smart contracts to fall within the exemption of point (l) of Article 3(2), and if so under which circumstances, and to clarify the issue of the right tof withdrawal under Directive 2011/83/EU4 ; and that they are not subject to national barriers to application, such as; asks for guidance on cross- border transactions and on the existing rules regarding notarisation requirements; __________________ 4 Directive 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on consumer rights, amending Council Directive 93/13/EEC and Directive 1999/44/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directive 85/577/EEC and Directive 97/7/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 304, 22.11.2011, p. 64).
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 77 #

2020/2019(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Stresses that any future legislative proposals should seek to remove current and prevent potentially new unjustified barriers in the supply of digital services and innovation by online platforms; underlines, at the same time, that new Union obligations on platforms must be proportional and clear in nature in order to avoid unnecessary regulatory burdens or unnecessary restrictions; underlines the need to prevent gold- plating practices of Union legislation by Member State while enhancing consumer protection, achieving sustainable and smart growth and address technological, connectivity challenges and ensuring that the digital single market is fair and safe for everyone; underlines, at the same time, that new Union obligations on platforms must be proportional and clear in nature in order to avoid unnecessary regulatory burdens or unnecessary restrictions, ensuring a level playing field for companies, including SMEs a high level of protection for consumers, and protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our citizens; stresses the importance and benefits of an harmonized regulatory framework of digital services across the Union in the context of the Digital Single Market and the need to establish a central regulatory authority that is responsible for the oversight and compliance with the Digital Services Act and which has supplementary powers to tackle cross- border issues, as well as wield investigation and enforcement powers.
2020/05/07
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 97 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Recalls that given the extension of the scope of the E-Commerce Directive to all digital services, for those services covered by the Services Directive, the country of destination principle as stipulated in the Services Directive should apply. This is necessary to ensure the principle of “what is illegal offline is also illegal online”.
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 140 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Considers that the Digital Services Act should be based on public values of the Union protecting citizens’ rights should aim to foster the creation of a rich and diverse and online ecosystem with a wide range of online services, favourable digital environment, sectorial interoperability and legal certainty to unlock the full potential of the Digital Single Market;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 165 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Notes that information society services providers, and in particular online platforms and social networking sites - because of their wide-reaching ability to reach and influence broader audiences including vulnerable groups such as under aged citizens, behaviour, opinions, and practices - bear significant social responsibility in terms of protecting users and society at large and preventing their services from being exploited abusively.
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 179 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Recalls that recent scandals regarding data harvesting and selling, Cambridge Analytica, create and spreading fake news, political advertising, selling and distributing illegal products and manipulation and a host of other online harms (from hate speech to the broadcast of terrorism) ,have shown the need to revisit the existing rules and reinforce fundamental rights;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 238 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14a. Calls on the Commission to require that where a certain qualification is required to provide a service, the possession of such a qualification has to be clearly disclosed in each online offer in order to avoid deceptive or misleading information to consumers;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 242 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Calls on the Commission to introduce enforceable obligations on internet service providers aimed at increasing transparency and information; considers that these obligations should be enforced by appropriate, effective and dissuasive penalties; underlines the need for multilingual forms of services to ensure their fair and wide distribution;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 266 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Notes that given the significant differences between digital services, a one-size-fits-all approach should be avoided; that is, intermediaries’ duties of care should differ depending on their business model;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 268 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 b (new)
16b. Considers that intermediaries whose interventions may affect users fundamental freedoms should be maximally protected from liability while intermediaries that enable commercial transactions, including advertising, should be subject to a stronger obligation to take active care in order to protect consumers and provide security and trust;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 291 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Considers that consumers should be properly informed and their rights should be effectively guaranteed when they interact with automated decision-making systems and other innovative digital services or applications; believes that it should be possible for consumers to request checks and corrections of possible mistakes resulting from automated decisions, as well as to seek redress for any damage related to the use of automated decision-making systems ensuring that the burden of proof should not lie on the consumer;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 302 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Stresses that the existence and spread of illegal content online is a severe threat that undermines citizens' trust and confidence in the digital environment, especially when it is related to cross- border services, and which also harms the economic development of healthy platform ecosystems in the Digital Single Market and severely hampers the development of legitimate markets for digital services;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 408 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Stresses that it is unacceptable that Union consumers are exposed to illegal and unsafe products, containing dangerous chemicals, as well as other safety hazards, that pose risks to human health;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 441 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Notes that, today, some markets are characterised by large platforms with significant bargaining power and network effects which are able to act as de facto “online gatekeepers” of the digital economy;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 501 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32 a (new)
(1) Invites the Commission to work towards tax-harmonisation which can be considered as an instrument for improvement of cross-border financial activities and thus the functioning of the entire single market; stresses that the market actors should be paying taxes where their economic activity occurs;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 547 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – part II – paragraph 1
In the interest of legal certainty, the Digital Services Act should clarify which digital services fall within its scope. The new legal act should follow the horizontal nature of the E-Commerce Directive and apply not only to online platforms but to all digital services, which are not covered by specific legislation; to ensure the principle of “what is illegal offline is also illegal online” to those digital services covered by the Services Directive, the country of destination principle as stipulated in the Services Directive should apply;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 593 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – part III – paragraph 1 – indent 5
- define “systemic operator” by establishing a set of clear economic indicators that allow regulatory authorities to identify platforms with a “gatekeeper” role playing a systemic role in the online economy; such indicators could include considerations such as whether the undertaking is active to a significant extent on multi-sided markets, the size of its network (number of users, market share, share of sold services in total), its financial strength, access to data, vertical integration, the importance of its activity for third parties’ access to supply and markets, etc.
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 817 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – part VI – paragraph 2 – indent 4 a (new)
- oblige online market places to display the possession of a qualification where a service provision requires the existence of a certain qualification to avoid misleading or deceptive information to consumers;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 840 #

2020/2018(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – part VI – paragraph 2 – indent 8 a (new)
- while online marketplaces must be liable for damages, contract performance and guarantees and while consumers must be able to exercise the same rights and remedies available against the supplier or producer, the online market place should have a right to redress towards the party at fault;
2020/05/18
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 9 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Notes that the Commission has proposed to rapidly deploy products and services that rely on AI in areas of public interest and the public sector; emphasises that in the education sector, this deployment should involve educators, learners and wider society and take their needs and the expected benefits into account in order to ensure that AI is used purposefully and ethically and leads towards improving and benefiting the public sector; recognizes the need to integrate digital tools, services and products such as robotics and machine learning; recognises that children are vulnerable group in terms of influencing their behaviour; emphasises that AI applications in the education sector must be applied reasonably with adequate safeguards and human-centric approach;
2020/04/15
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 24 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Calls on the Commission to include the education sector in the regulatory framework for high-risk AI applications given the importance of ensuring that education continues to contribute to the public good and given the high sensitivity of data on pupils, students and other learners; underlines that data sets used to train AI should be reviewed to avoid reinforcing gender stereotypes and other biases; all forms of discrimination and biases including gender stereotypes; emphasises the value of the data sets available to the education sector and public sector at large; stresses the importance of securing integrity of the data whilst also working towards highest possible quality of the data; recognises that the single market is a source of invaluable data, which, with adequate safeguards in place, could be a tool for the furthering and harmonisation of the public education sector; stresses the need to develop a single EU code of ethics for AI in the education sector;
2020/04/15
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 54 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Expresses its concern that schools and other public education providers are becoming increasingly dependent on educational technology services, including AI applications, provided by just a few technology companies; stresses that this may lead to unequal access to data and limit competition by restricting consumer choice; calls for this data to be shared with the relevant public authorities so it can be used in the development of curricula and pedagogical practices (in particular since these services are purchased with public money or offered to public education providers for free, and because education is a common good); stresses the importance of inclusion of multiple AI providers in order to facilitate competition and widen consumer choices; encourages open source systems in order to foster innovation and advances in the EU;
2020/04/15
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 76 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Stresses the importance of putting in place a proper framework for the public procurement of such services for the public sector, including for education providers, to ensure consumer choice and the respect of fundamental rights; stresses the need for public buyers to take into account specific criteria, such as diversity, non- discrimination and data privacy, and, specifically when purchasing services for public education providers, the involvement of educators and learners;
2020/04/15
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 82 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Underlines the unreliability of the current automated means of removing illegal content from online platforms on which audiovisual content is shared; calls for a ban on generalised moderation and automated content filters; stresses the key requirements of AI applications such as accountability including auditability and reporting of negative impacts; emphasizes that transparency should also include traceability and explainability of the relevant systems; reminds, that AI applications must adhere to internal and external safety protocols which should be technically accurate and robust in nature; this should extend to operation in normal, unknown and unpredictable situations alike;
2020/04/15
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 99 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Calls for recommendation algorithms and personalised marketing on audiovisual platforms, including video streaming platforms and news platforms, to be transparent, in order to give consumers insight into these processes and ensure that personalised services are not discriminatory; stresses the need to guarantee and properly implement the right of users to opt out from recommended and personalised services.; recognises the importance of privacy of the consumers in EU; calls for development of mechanisms providing monitoring of consumer´s right to informed consent and freedom of choice when submitting data;
2020/04/15
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 113 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Stresses the need to improve the digital skills of educators, learners and wider society, whilst having regard to ´A Europe fit for the digital age´; emphasises that the AI solutions, products and services for the public sector and specifically for the education, must be human-centric or have human-in- command approach; recognises that the AI market amounts to around USD 664 million and is expected to grow to USD 38.8 billion by 2025; expects that the EU enhances its approach to promoting investment and financing of new AI solutions; underlines the need for constant strengthening of the single market and avoiding its fragmentation; stresses the need to integrate AI services into the Digital single market strategy;
2020/04/15
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 119 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6 b. Calls on the authorities and private education providers to include in the education curriculum content for building digital skills in an increasingly digital society, underlines the need for upskilling future workforce; recognises the benefit of forecasting jobs that will be disrupted by digital technology such as automation, digitalisation and AI.
2020/04/15
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 26 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses that any future regulation should follow a differentiated risk-based approach, based on the potential harm for the individual as well as for society at large, taking into account the specific use context of the algorithmic system; legal obligations should gradually increase with the identified risk level; in the lowest risk category there should be no additional legala labelling obligations; algorithmic systems that may harm an individual, impact an individual’s access to resources, or concern their participation in society shall not be deemed to be in the lowest risk category; this risk- based approach should follow clear and transparent rules;
2020/05/19
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 30 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Believes that the ethical principles should be the basis for a harmonised European system of risk classification and related legal obligations;
2020/05/19
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 47 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Believes that consumers should be adequately informed in a timely, impartial, easily-readable, standardised and accessible manner about the existence, the aims or purpose, process, rationale, reasoning and possible outcome and consequences for consumers of algorithmic systems, about how to reach a human with decision- making powers, and about how the system’s decisions can be checked, meaningfully contested and corrected;
2020/05/19
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 54 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Believes that a European legal framework for a system of risk classification and related legal obligations is required to ensure a uniform protection of European consumers;
2020/05/19
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 71 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Calls for a uniform implementation of the system of risk classification and related legal obligations to ensure a level-playing field among the Member States and to prevent a fragmentation of the internal market;
2020/05/19
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 76 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Calls for the establishment of an Union-wide registration system for artificial intelligence, robotics and related technologies to support the uniform and transparent implementation of the risk classification in the Union;
2020/05/19
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 99 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10
10. Calls for the Union to establishment of a European market surveillance structure for algorithmic systems issuing guidance, opinions and expertise to Member States’ authorities;n the framework of a European Agency for Artificial Intelligence, which the Parliament proposed in its resolution of 16 February 20171a, issuing guidance, opinions and expertise to Member States’ authorities, monitoring the implementation of relevant EU legislation, addressing potential consumer protection issues, identifying standards for best practice, and, where appropriate, making recommendations for regulatory measures; __________________ 1aEuropean Parliament resolution of 16 February 2017 with recommendations to the Commission on Civil Law Rules on Robotics (2015/2103(INL)) (OJ C 252, 18.7.2018, p. 239).
2020/05/19
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 125 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 13
13. Calls for the establishment of a European market surveillance board for algorithmic systems in the framework of a European Agency for Artificial Intelligence, to ensure a level playing field and to avoid fragmentation of the internal market, to decide with a qualified majority and by secret vote in case of different decisions on algorithmic systems used in more than one Member State, as well as at the request of the majority of the national authorities;
2020/05/19
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 128 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Believes that a European certification of ethical compliance should be designed in such a way as to inform consumers about the risk level of a product or a service with an algorithmic component as well as its trustworthiness in the light of the ethical principles and all other requirements based on relevant Union legislation;
2020/05/19
Committee: IMCO
Amendment 10 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Notes that sustainable forest management is essential not only from environmental but also from the social and economic points of view, as the sector employs at least 500 000 people directly1a and 2,6 million indirectly1b in the Union, and respectively 13 million and 41 million people worldwide1c; _________________ 1aEurostat database on forestry https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/forestry/ data/database 1bEuropean Parliament fact sheet of May 2019 on the European Union and forests 1chttp://www.fao.org/rural- employment/agricultural-sub- sectors/forestry/en
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 50 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Believes that establishing a platform for multi-stakeholder and Member State dialogue on deforestation, forest degradation and on sustainably increasing world’s forest cover is an important element which can complement such a legal framework based on due diligence, and could help all stakeholders to drive actions to address these issues; calls for international actors to actively use that platform;
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 55 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Considers that improving traceability and transparency can help to ensure that only sustainably sourced goods are consumed; but only in combination with common and widely recognised labelling and certification systems, and calls for due diligence obligations to be part of public procurement rules;
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 61 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Encourages forest planting and re- planting activities and projects, especially planting of native and wildlife friendly species, as efficient afforestation and protection and restoration of forests help to increase carbon sequestration, reduce the risk and extent of forest fires, complement organic farming and agroforestry and promote biodiversity; stresses the important role of riverside forests in stabilising riverbanks, thereby reducing flood risk, maintaining water temperatures which protect biodiversity, and improving water quality by filtering run-offs from adjacent agricultural land; notes that newly planted forests cannot replace primary forests which are essential in biodiversity and environmental terms;
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 70 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Calls for binding and enforceable environmental and social provisions to be included in free trade agreements (FTAs)with respect to the application of food safety, environmental and animal welfare standards so as to protect forests, natural ecosystems and human rights, particularly community tenure rights; calls foron the reopening of FTAs which do not contain such provisions, for example EU-Mercosur FTACommission to continue to closely monitor and enforce ongoing free trade agreements against those standards;
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 98 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Calls for a more holistic approach in which the Union provides direct support to local authorities for greening, afforestation and sustainable forest management practices; believes, in particular, that poverty-induced use of forest wood as heating fuel must be addressed, including by financing clean alternatives;
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 111 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Notes the unsustainable level of consumption in the EUnion, and that, for example, the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) contains insufficient sustainability criteria, which both causes and intensifies land-use change; stresses that the Union funding mechanism should promote sustainable forest management and land-use;
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 118 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Stresses the importance of an observatory system for deforestation, forest degradation and changes in the world’s forest cover; encourages the increased use of the Copernicus satellite system to monitor forests;
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 119 #

2020/2006(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 b (new)
8b. Calls for a stronger role of the Union in helping local authority enforcement of forest protection regulations in force;
2020/06/08
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 11 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 18 a (new)
- having regard to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 16, aiming at the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development 14a _________________ 14a https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg 16
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 22 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas a new arms race in the world is growing and the major military powers no longer rely on arms control and disarmament to reduce international tensions and improve the global security environment;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 27 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A b (new)
Ab. whereas in an increasingly unstable multipolar world, where nationalist, xenophobic and anti- democratic forces are on the rise, it is vital for the European Union to become an influential player on the world stage and to keep its leading role as a global “soft power” committed to the disarmament of conventional and nuclear weapons, investing in conflict prevention, crisis management and mediation before military options are considered;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 33 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A c (new)
Ac. whereas arms policy is not a tool of economic policy but a matter of security and foreign policy, which must be closely linked to a stronger commitment to international disarmament and the defence of human rights; armaments are not a normal commercial product that can be exported on economic grounds;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 36 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A d (new)
Ad. whereas military transparency measures such as reporting on arms export contributes to cross-border trust- building;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 65 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Deplores the fact that Member States use very different information in order to generate data on the value of licences, which renders the annual report considerably less consistent and usable as a comparative data set and serves to diminish its transparency and accountability before citizens and parliaments; urges France, in particular, to refrain from submitting data on the value of licences at pre-contract stage and broad values for global licences, which undermines the comparability of the report;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 82 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Welcomes the renewed extension of the moratorium on arms exports towards Saudi Arabia by Germany until the end of 2020 as well as the decisions by several Member States to enforce full restrictions when it comes to arms exports towards Saudi Arabia; reiterates its call of 13 September 2017 regarding the urgent need to impose an arms embargo on Saudi Arabia;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 86 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Condemns the increasing arms race in the world and calls on the world major military powers, largest producers and exporters of weapons to foster dialogue, multilateralism and disarmament of conventional and nuclear weapons;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 88 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5c. Recalls the EU ambition to be a global actor for peace; therefore calls for the EU to play an active role in the areas of non-proliferation of arms and global disarmament, thus striving for the maintenance of international peace and security and respect for international humanitarian and human rights law;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 127 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Stresses that the ambition to increase the competitiveness of the European defence sector must not undermine the application of the Common Position’s eight criteria as they take precedence over any economic social, commercial or industrial interests of Member States;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 128 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 b (new)
10b. Emphasises that arms exports must not be carried out for economic reasons but for foreign and security policy objectives. Respect for human rights, good governance and the prohibition on supplying arms to conflict regions are essential in the case of granting export licences. Arms exports have to be assessed against the sustainable development of a country;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 141 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Welcomes the EU activities aiming at supporting the universalisation of the Arms Trade Treaty(ATT), in particular the assistance to third countries in improving and implementing effective arms control systems in line with the Common Position; calls the major arms exporting countries, such as the USA, China and Russia, to sign and ratify the Treaty;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 185 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Notes that under the EPF, Member States and the European External Action Service (EEAS) will work on creating an EU-level system for arms transfers to third countries; asks for a detailed list of equipment transferred to third countries under the Facility to be published;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 216 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 – point a
a) to add the following additional categories in a revised reporting template in order to implement the recent September 2019 Council conclusions: the exact type of weapon and the quantity exported, denomination of the munitions, the lot size and the specific end-user, revoked licences, and the value and duration of contracts regarding post-delivery services such as training and maintenance; to align the EU definition of small arms with the broader UN definition so that, for example, pistols and sniper rifles are also included in this category;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 222 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 – point c
c) to clarify definitions such as licensed value and actual exports so as to facilitate the comparability of data between Member States; Licences for production in third countries should no longer be granted if this would allow the eight criteria of the Common Position or other EU arms export directives to be circumvented;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 225 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 – point c a (new)
c a) to extend the post-shipment controls to all arms exports, including large military equipment; Member States are to submit a regular post-shipment report;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 248 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 – point b
b) to follow the example of the UK in this regard by publishing risk assessments in the annual reports; and to publish all final arms export licences on the Internet; the validity of export licences should be limited to two years in order to be able to react to changing political situations;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 253 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 – point c
c) to undertake a joint assessment of country situations or potential export recipients in the light of the principles and criteria of the Common Position within the framework of the CFSP and in consultation with external stakeholders, including Parliament; to regularly update list of third countries complying with the criteria as led down in the Common Position;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 260 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Believes that the EU institutions should organise peer reviews with a view to encouraging authorities to share best practices on the collection and processing of data, fostering a better understanding of different national approaches, identifying differences as regards the interpretation of the eight criteria, and discussing ways to improve harmonisation and consistency;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 266 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Strongly believes that a more consistent implementation of the EU Common Position is essential for the EU credibility as a value-based global actor and that much higher level of convergence as regards the strict application of the criteria will strengthen human rights, international law and the CFSP, and bolster the EU’s strategic security interests and strategic autonomy;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 276 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Stresses that effective end-use controls are crucial for a responsible export policy and for lowering the risk of diversion in particular; calls on the Council, the Member States, the EEAS and the Commission to set up a large-scale training and capacity-building programme for national and EU officials on arms export controls; stresses the need to use EU funding to ensure that sufficient staff resources are available at national and EU levels and at delegations and embassies in importing countries for the purposes of implementing viable end-use controlrisk assessments, end-use controls and post-shipment verifications; calls on the EEAS and COARM to report on iTrace any identified diversion of EU- origin goods as part of the annual report;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 284 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Believes that the increasing Europeanisation of arms production, the recent Council conclusions on convergence in arms exports and the establishment of the EPF should be complemented by a mechanism for EU-level monitoring and control based on strict compliance with the eight criteria; calls on steps to be taken for the setting-up of an EU mechanism of sanctions for Member States infringing the Common Position;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 290 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. Believes that “pooling and sharing” and more cooperation in arms policy and procurement policy are only possible if strict export controls, mutual information and regular parliamentary scrutiny, as well as strong sanction mechanisms in the event of non- compliance with common rules, are binding. Further demands that the European Parliament - alongside the national parliaments - be able to guarantee parliamentary control over the EU’s common security and defence policy and its budget;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 298 #

2020/2003(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Considers that regular consultations with the European Parliament, national parliaments, arms export control authorities, industry associations and civil society are central to meaningful transparency; calls on national parliaments to exchange best reporting and oversight practices in order to enhance the scrutinising role of all national parliaments in the decisions on arms control exports; calls on COARM to enhance dialogue with civil society and consultations with Parliament and arms export control authorities; encourages civil society and academia to exercise independent scrutiny of the arms trade and calls on the Member States and the EEAS to support such activities, including by financial means;
2020/05/06
Committee: AFET
Amendment 2 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1 a (new)
(1a) The disruptive economic and social effect of the COVID-19 crisis weakens public and private investment capacity thus limiting the financial resources essential for the transition to a climate neutral and resource efficient Union. In this regard, in the framework of Next Generation EU, the Solvency Support Instrument should contribute to reducing this gap and enable Member States to undertake the necessary investments to foster the achievement of the Union's long-term sustainability priorities.
2020/07/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 5 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) In order to counter the severe economic and social consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Union, companies that have encountered difficulties because of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic and that cannot obtain sufficient support through market financing, or measures undertaken by Member States, should be provided with a facility for solvency support as a matter of urgency under a Solvency Support Instrument which should be added as a third window under the EFSI.
2020/07/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 9 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) The financing and investment operations should be aligned with current policy priorities of the Union such as the European Green Deal and the Strategy on shaping Europe’s digital future. Support toits commitment to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest, the Strategy on shaping Europe’s digital future and the European Pillar of Social Rights. These operations should support the creation or preservation of quality and sustainable jobs and cross- border activities should also be targetedwithin the Union as well as contribute to the green and digital transition of the European economy.
2020/07/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 21 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 5 a (new)
Regulation (EU) 2015/1017
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) are consistent with Union policies, including the objective of smart, sustainable and inclusiv5a) In paragraph 1 of Article 6, point (b) is amended as follows: (b) are consistent with Union policies, in line with the Paris Agreement and its commitment to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest, smart, inclusive and sustainable growth, quality job creation, and economic, social and territorial cohesion;
2020/07/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 28 #

2020/0106(COD)

The operations concerned shall be consistent with Union policies, including the European Green Deal9and its commitment to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest, and the Strategy on shaping Europe’s digital future10 , as well as supporting an inclusive and symmetric recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, and support any of the following general objectives:’ _________________ 9 COM(2019)640 final. 10 COM(2020)67 final.
2020/07/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 34 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 12
Regulation (EU) 2015/1017
Article 9 – paragraph 2 a – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) target that at least 40 % of EFSI financing under the infrastructure and innovationsolvency support window support project components that contribute to climate and environmental action, in line with the commitments made at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) and with the commitment of the European Green Deal to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest. EFSI financing for SMEs and small mid- cap companies shall not be included in that computation. The EIB shall use its internationally agreed methodology and integrate it with the criteria provided for in Regulation (EU) 2020/852 as soon as such criteria are established by the relevant delegated acts to identify those climate action and environmental project components or cost shares;
2020/07/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 46 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 12
Regulation (EU) 2015/1017
Article 9 – paragraph 2 a – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) ensure that the majority of EFSI financing under the solvency support window is utilised to support eligible companies in Member States where the availability of State solvency support is more limitedendorsing a national climate neutrality objective by 2050.
2020/07/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 48 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 12
Regulation (EU) 2015/1017
Article 9 – paragraph 2 a – subparagraph 1 – point c b (new)
(cb) ensure that EFSI financing under the solvency support window is used to support eligible companies respecting the "do no significant harm" principle referred to in Regulation (EU) 2020/852.
2020/07/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 69 #

2020/0106(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 31 – point 3
Regulation (EU) 2015/1017
Annex II – section 6 – point d – indent 5
— Companies targeted by funds, special purpose vehicles or investment platforms shall be encouraged to comply, to the extent possible, with minimum high- level social and environmental safeguards in line with guidance provided by the Steering Board and consistent with the European Green Deal and its commitment to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest. Such guidance should include adequate provisions for avoiding undue administrative burdens, taking into account the size of companies and including lighter provisions for SMEs. Companies with a certain level of exposure to a pre-defined list of environmentally harmful activities, in particular the sectors covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), shall be encouraged to put in place, in the future, green transition plans measurable against the technical screening criteria provided for in Regulation (EU) 2020/852. Companies shall also be encouraged to advance in their digital transformation. Technical assistance shall be available to assist companies for the purpose of these transitions.
2020/07/20
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 121 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4 a (new)
(4a) Article 191 TFEU provides that the Union should contribute to protecting human health through a Union policy on the environment.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 122 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared, due to an exponential increase of cases, declared COVID-19 (the disease resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19SARS-CoV-2) outbreak a global pandemic. That pandemic hase COVID-19 pandemic and more specifically the moderate to severe cases of the disease that need intermediate and intensive medical care pushed several health systems to breaking point within and outside Union, caused an unprecedented worldwide health crisis with severe socio- economic consequences and human suffering, particularly affecting people with chronic conditions and hitting the most vulnerable, patients, women, carers and the elderly the hardest. The world continues the fight against this unprecedented health crisis, which has led to lock downs and restrictions on the circulation of people, animals, food, medicines and others.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 135 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) While Member States are responsible for their health policies, they are expected to protect public health in a spirit of European solidarity8 . Experience from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that there is a need for a further firm action at Union level to support cooperation and coordination among the Member States in order to improve the prevention andto support rights- and evidence-based approaches that have a high impact in order to improve preparedness for, prevention and a timely and effective control of the spread of severe human infections and diseases across borders, to develop and guarantee the availability and accessibility of products for the prevention and treatment of diseases, to combat other serious cross- border threats to health and to safeguard and improve the health and well-being of people in the Union. __________________ 8 Communication to the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council, the European Central Bank, the European Investment Bank and the Eurogroup on coordinated economic response to the COVID-19 outbreak, COM(2020)112 final of 13.03.220.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 152 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 a (new)
(6a) The pandemic has revealed the importance of public health policies, and their benefits for citizens, communities and the economy. Such policies are cost- saving and offer returns in the long term of 14:1, meaning that for each euro invested in public health policies, we have economic return of 14 euros.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 153 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 b (new)
(6b) While the Union´s action in the field of health is limited, the Union should follow a coherent public health strategy in order to flexibly respond to existing epidemics taking into consideration local specificities and having the capacity to face future worrying realities and health threats, such as pandemics and cross- border threats, including antimicrobial resistance and the health impacts of the climate crisis. The Union should support Member States in reducing health inequalities and in achieving universal health coverage, addressing the challenges of an ageing population, of chronic diseases, of disease prevention, in promoting a healthy lifestyle and preparing their health systems for emerging technologies.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 155 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 c (new)
(6c) The Commission’s communication of 20 October 2010 entitled ‘Solidarity in Health: Reducing Health Inequalities in the EU’ underlines that there is a social gradient in health status in the Member States and that the World Health Organisation defines this social gradient as being the link between socioeconomic inequalities and inequalities in the areas of health and access to healthcare. Health inequalities are rooted in social inequalities in terms of living conditions and models of social behaviour linked to gender, race, educational standards, employment, income and the unequal distribution of access to medical assistance, sickness prevention and health promotion services.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 156 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) It is therefore appropriate to establish a new Programme for the Union's action in the field of health, called EU4Health Programme ('the Programme') for the period 2021 -2027. In line with the goals of the Union action and its competences in the area of public health the Programme should place emphasis on actions in relation to which there are advantages and efficiency gains from collaboration and cooperation at Union level and actions with an impact on the internal market. The EU regulates products relevant to health and health outcomes including, amongst others, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, tobacco, alcohol, food and chemicals, therefore the Programme should take into consideration regulation in such areas to improve the health outcomes in the EU. A holistic approach is needed to improve health outcomes, and EU policy-makers should ensure that the principle of 'health in all policies' is applied in all policy- making.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 159 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) In accordance with Regulation [European Union Recovery Instrument] and within the limits of resources allocated therein, recovery and resilience measures under the Programme should be carried out to address the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Such additional resources should be used in such a way as to ensure compliance with the time limits provided for in Regulation [European Union Recovery Instrument] and ensure that resilient healthcare and health systems are in place in preparation for future pandemics, improve the health status in societies and to ensure that people are healthier and therefore less susceptible to health threats. Such additional resources should be used in such a way as to ensure compliance with the time limits provided for in Regulation [European Union Recovery Instrument]. Preparedness is the key to improving resilience to future threats, and Member States, given their responsibility for the provision of healthcare, should carry out stress tests on their healthcare systems to identify weaknesses and verify that they are prepared for a possible future health crisis, through the support of the Commission and its coordination action to establish common acceptable parameters.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 166 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) COVID-19 has demonstrated the inter-dependencies between human health and the health of our planet and our vulnerabilities. The emergence of zoonotic diseases which are transmitted from animals to humans is exacerbated by anthropogenic climate change, the destruction of biodiversity and environmental degradation. Due to the serious nature of cross- border health threats, the Programme should support coordinated public health measures at Union level to address different aspects of such threats. With a view to strengthen the capability in the Union to prepare for, respond to and manage health crisis the Programme should provide support to the actions taken in the framework of the mechanisms and structures established under Decision No 1082/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council10 and other relevant mechanisms and structures established at Union level. This could include strategic stockpiling of essential medical supplies or capacity building in crisis response, preventive measures related to vaccination and immunisation, strengthened surveillance programmes. In this context the Programme should foster Union-wide and cross-sectoral crisis prevention, preparedness, surveillance, management and response capacity of actors at the Union, national, regional and local level, including contingency planning and preparedness exercises, in keeping with the “One Health” approach. It should facilitate the setting up of an integrated cross-cutting risk communication framework working in all phases of a health crisis - prevention, preparedness and response. __________________ 10Decision No 1082/2013/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2013 on serious cross-border threats to health and repealing Decision No 2119/98/EC (OJ L 293, 5.11.2013, p. 1).
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 186 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12
(12) With a view to protect people in vulnerable situations, including those suffering from mental illnesses and chronic diseases, the Programme should also promote actions which address the collateral impacts of the health crisis on people belonging to such vulnerable groups. such as the elderly, children, Roma, migrants, and people living in a socioeconomically precarious situation, amongst others, including those suffering from non-communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases, diabetes and mental illnesses amongst others, the Programme should also promote actions which address the collateral impacts of the health crisis on people belonging to such vulnerable groups. The crisis has revealed that e-health and telemedicine have room to increase and improve the healthcare services and health coverage in a more efficient way. The programme should increase the e-skills of patients and health professionals, improve e-health infrastructures and services, allowing for more competences to be given to patients for the management of their own health and disease treatment, lightening the burden on the healthcare services and increasing their efficiency and availability in responding to demands.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 195 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 12 a (new)
(12a) The right to physical and mental health is a fundamental human right. Every person, without discrimination, has the right to access modern and comprehensive healthcare. The EU4Health programme should guarantee that universal health coverage is provided, in line with the international commitments made through SDGs and with WHO policies, and ensure that everyone can use the health services they need without experiencing financial hardship. To continue being a global leader in health and to provide a high standard healthcare across the Union, the Commission should propose a Directive on minimum standards for quality healthcare with a set of criteria that should be reported by Member States, such as hospital beds per capita, critical care capacities, numbers of doctors and nurses per capita, rate of health expenditure and access and affordability of healthcare for all, including for vulnerable people. This would improve patient safety and result in better conditions in healthcare for patients and professionals.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 203 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted many challenges in ensuring the supply of medicines, medical devices as well as personal protective equipment needed in the Union during the pandemics. The Programme therefore should provide support to actions, which foster the production, procurement and management of crisismedical and care relevant products to mitigate the risk of shortages, especially in times of health crises, ensuring complementarity with other Union instruments.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 205 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) In order to minimise the public health consequences of serious cross- border threats to health it should be possible for actions supported under the Programme to cover coordination of the activities which strengthen the interoperability and coherence of Member States’ health-systems through benchmarking, cooperation and exchange of best practices and ensure their capability to respond to health emergencies, that includes contingency planning, preparedness exercises and the upskilling of health care and public health staff and the establishment of mechanisms for the efficient monitoring and needs-driven distribution or allocation of goods and services needed in time of crisis. The benchmarking, cooperation and exchange of best practices should be equally promoted in periods where there are no crises.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 219 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) Experience from the COVID-19 crisis has indicated that there is a general need for the support to structural transformation of and systemic reforms of health systems across the Union to improve their effectiveness, accessibility, sustainability and resilience. In the context of such transformation and reforms, the Programme should promote, in synergy with the Digital Europe Programme, actions which advance digital transformation of health services and increase their interoperability, contribute to the increased capacity of health systems to foster (primordial, primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary) disease prevention and health promotion, to provide new outcome -based care models and to deliver integrated services, from the community and primary health care to the highly specialised services, based on people's needs enhancing citizens’ levels of health literacy and digital health literacy and ensure an efficient public health workforce equipped with the right skills, including digital skills, regularly updated in the light of scientific and technological progress, as provided for by Directive 2005/36 on the recognition of professional qualifications . This synergy between European Health Programme and Digital Europe Programme should contribute to the implementation and expansion of e-health, as telemedicine, reducing unnecessary travel and unmet healthcare needs. The development of a European health data space and of a European Electronic Health Record would provide health care systems, researchers and public authorities with means to improve the accessibility, affordability, availability and quality of healthcare, increasing the amount of data available to patients and health workers therefore improving the quality of healthcare and the patient´s freedom of movement around the Union. . Given the fundamental right to access to preventive healthcare and medical treatment enshrined in Article 35 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and in view to the common values and principles in European Union Health Systems as set out in the Council Conclusions of 2 June 200612 the Programme should support actions ensuring the universality and inclusivity of health care, meaning that no- one is barred access to health care, and those ensuring that patients’ rights, including on the privacy of their data, are duly respected. The programme needs to guarantee access to and sharing of personal health data while applying the GDPR rules meticulously and increase the digital skills of patients. __________________ 12Council Conclusions on Common values and principles in European Union Health Systems (OJ C 146, 22.6.2006, p. 1).
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 228 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15 a (new)
(15a) The value of health data is essential for having more reliable information to improve healthcare services, health policy-making and to evaluate the implementation of actions and policies in our society. The European Health Data Space will represent a strong pillar of health in the Union and should be constructed involving all sectors and stakeholders, taking into account the needs of health professionals and patient. The Programme should capacitate and enlarge the competence of the ECDC to improve the capacity of surveillance of NCDs. The European Health Data should collect data on healthcare use, health behaviour and health problems, including information on rare diseases, vaccination, allergies and others.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 238 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16
(16) Health is an investment and the Programme should have this concept at its core. Keeping people healthy and active longer and empowering them to take an active role in managing their health through health literacy in order to take well informed decisions, will have positive effects on health, health inequalities, health iniquities, quality of life, productivity, competitiveness and inclusiveness, while reducing pressures on national health systems and budgets. The Commission has committed to help Member States to reach the sustainable development targets set in the 'UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ in particular Sustainable Development Goal 3 "Ensure healthy lives and promote well- being for all at all ages"13. The Programme therefore should contribute to the actions taken towards reaching the SDGse goals, consequently will improve the social determinants of health and enhance the health of the Union. __________________ 13 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions Next steps for a sustainable European future. European action for sustainability COM (2016) 739 final of 22.11.2016.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 242 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 16 a (new)
(16a) The Programme should provide for equal and fair access to healthcare. “Health inequalities” cover situations ranging from unequal access to treatment, fragmented access across regions, differences in health status origin, and to the distribution of health determinants between different population groups. Health inequalities and inequities are avoidable by reasonable means, and thus preventable, and the Programme should improve the knowledge on health inequalities and inequities to tackle them.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 247 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) Non-communicable diseases are a result of commercial determinants of health a combination of genetic, physiological, environmental and behavioural factors. Such non- communicable diseases as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, and diabetes and mental health illnes,s represent major causes of disability, ill-health, health- related retirement, and premature death in the Union, with non- communicable diseases (NCDs) were responsible for 87% of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs) in the EU in 2017, resulting in considerable social and economic impacts. To decrease the impact of non-communicable diseases on individuals and society in the Union and reach goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly but not exclusively Target 3.4, to reduce premature mortality from non- communicable diseases by one third by 2030, it is key to provide an integrated response focusing on prevention across sectors, specialities and policy -fields, taking into account the interrelated nature of most non- communicable diseases, combined with efforts to strengthen health systems and societies.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 264 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17 a (new)
(17a) Mental and psychological well- being is crucial for good mental health. The Programme should be aimed at improving the mental health of individuals and society, including the promotion of mental well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, the protection of human rights and the care of people affected by mental disorders and neurological diseases.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 267 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17 b (new)
(17b) Early detection and screening plays a crucial role in prevention strategies and in timely treatment and health outcomes. Prevention is key in achieving sustainable health systems by ensuring that citizens live disease-free longer and by reducing the pressure of preventable diseases, especially of non- communicable diseases, on health systems. In order to enhance the health status, well-being, and quality of life of Union citizens, primary care healthcare professionals, including community pharmacists, local authorities and citizens should be involved in raising public health awareness, participating in disease prevention and control. The Programme should support Union actions and support Member States in developing and implementing prevention, early diagnosis and screening strategies. This includes disease prevention services as part of primary healthcare services.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 271 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18
(18) The Programme therefore should contribute tohave a holistic approach to individual health and the link with all the health determinants: socio-economic, environmental, health system, commercial and individual determinants of health. To achieve the best health status possible, the Programme should tackle all the determinants. Health promotion, health protection and disease prevention throughout the lifetime of an individual and to healshould be at the core of the promotiongramme by addressing health and mental risk factors, such as the use of tobacco and related products and exposure to their emissions, the harmful use of alcohol, and the consumption of illicit drugharmful drugs and other addictive behaviours. The Programme should also contribute to the reduction of drugs-related health damage, unhealthy dietary habits and, lack of physical inactivity that can lead to a person becoming overweight and suffering from obesity, and exposure to environmental pollution, and foster supportive environments for healthy lifestyles in order to complement Member States action in these areas. The Programme therefore should contribute to a high level of human health promotion and protection, throughout the entire lifetime of an individual, including through the promotion of physical activity, nutritional care and promotion of health education and health literacy. The Programme should also strengthen and support Health in All Policies and support the implementation of health assessment of EU policies. The Programme should also therefore contribute to the objectives of the European Green Deal, the Farm to Fork Strategy and the Biodiversity Strategy and these policies should take into account the Programme objectives.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 288 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 a (new)
(18a) Given that health needs differ during a person's lifetime, the Programme should also support Member States to create and implement health programmes that are aligned with the needs of population, and should work to achieve a minimum standard in health programmes that tackle specific populations, such as children's health, maternal health and ageing-related health, as programmes that are horizontal to the lifetime as mental health and reproductive and sexual health.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 293 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 b (new)
(18b) The burden of chronic diseases is still significant in the Union. Chronic diseases develop slowly, are long-lasting and often incurable. Chronic diseases are, in many cases, associated with more than one comorbidity, which makes them even more difficult to treat and manage. They have caused great human suffering and placed an enormous burden on health systems, as well. However, many chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and type 2 diabetes, could be prevented through access to prevention services, affordability of healthy nutrition and healthy lifestyle, while other illnesses, for instance neurological diseases, can be managed to slow their onset if detected early, or helping patients feel their best and remain active for longer. The Union and Member States can therefore greatly reduce the burden of Member States by working together to achieve a better and more effective management of diseases, including prevention, and the Programme should support actions in this area. The Programme should support the development of specific European Diseases Management Guidelines in the area of both communicable and non- communicable diseases, such as cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 295 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18 c (new)
(18c) The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) considered classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans. The Programme should make sure that the health impacts and costs of air pollution are integrated into the Union action against cancer, while ensuring full coherence with the European zero emission strategy.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 300 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19
(19) Cancer is the second leading cause of mortality in the Member States after cardiovascular diseases. It is also one of several non-communicable diseases that share common risk factors. Addressing the prevention of cancer along with other NCDs in a coordinated fashion and the prevention and control of which would benefit the majority of citizens. In 2020 the Commission announced the ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ which would cover the entire cycle of the disease starting from prevention and early diagnosis to treatment and quality of life of patients and survivors also improving palliative care and pain management. The measures should benefit from the Programme and from Horizon Europe’s Mission on Cancer and should endeavour to include cancer action into a broader NCD framework to move away from a disease-centred approach and towards a patient-focused approach.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 307 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19 a (new)
(19a) Under Article 153 TFEU, the Union is to support and complement the activities of Member States concerning improvement of the working environment, and protection of workers' health, safety and working conditions. Considering the large amount of time that the workers spend in their workplaces and the possible risk they could have, such as exposure to health hazard substances and carcinogens and to repeated movements, leading to a high burden of incapacity and number of work days lost, which in turn has consequences for the individual, family and society. The Programme should also reflect the importance of occupational health and its impact on health workers and societies. The Commission should work with Member States to create new legislation to improve workers health conditions, improve their working conditions, the balance between work and life, promote wellbeing and better mental health, prevent early-retirement due to ill health and poor health management.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 320 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19 b (new)
(19b) While the Union currently has a strong focus on cancer as expressed in ‘Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan’ and Horizon Europe’s Mission on Cancer, the Programme should ensure that patients living with other major chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and mental health conditions benefit from it in a proportionate manner.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 322 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 19 c (new)
(19c) A crucial part of treatment of diseases is rehabilitation, including counselling, medical treatment, exercise and psychological support. These programmes help prevent recurrence, optimise quality of life, reintegrate patients into the job market and reduce the burden on health services by reducing hospital readmissions. Although there are considerable benefits for patients, as well as the wider society, the access to and uptake of quality rehabilitation is patchy in most of the Member States and is considered an underutilised resource. The Programme should support increased uptake of rehabilitation and secondary prevention reducing the burden of diseases.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 329 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 20 a (new)
(20a) The programme should support vulnerable population groups that have more difficulty in accessing healthcare, due to their socio-economic or geographic characteristics. Synergies between the Programme and ESF+ and ERDF are crucial, and the Commission should take into account the particularity of remotes areas and more concretely, the outermost regions based on Article 349 TFEU.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 334 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21
(21) In accordance with Article 114 TFEU, a high level of health protection should be ensured in the legislation adopted by the Union for the establishment and the functioning of the internal market. On the basis of Article 114 TFEU and point (c) of Article 168(4) TFEU, a considerable body of Union acquis was developed which guarantees the high standards of quality and safety for medicinal products and medical devices. Given the rising healthcare demand, Member States’ healthcare systems face challenges in the availability and affordability of medicines and medical devices. To ensure a better public health protection as well as the safety and empowerment of patients in the Union, it is essential that patients and health systems have access to sustainable, efficient, equitable and high quality healthcare products and can fully benefit from them.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 341 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 22
(22) The Programme should therefore support actions to monitor shortages of medicines, medical devices and other healthcare products and to ensure greater availability and affordability of those products while limiting the dependency of their supply chains on third countries. In particular, in order to address unmet medical needs, the Programme should provide support to clinical trials so as to speed up the development, authorisation and access to innovative and effective medicines, promote incentives to develop such and medical devices, promote research and the development of new medicinal products as antimicrobials and foster the digitial transformation of healthcare products and platforms for monitoring and collecting information on medicin, with particular attention to antimicrobials and vaccines to tackle AMR and vaccine-preventable diseases, boost the production of essential medicines and the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), develop such medicinal products as transformation of healthcare products and platforms for monitoring and collecting information on patients health, increasing self-management of their health, and information about the use of healthcare services, medicines and medical devices.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 363 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 23
(23) As the optimal use of medicines and antimicrobials in particular yields benefits for individuals and health systems, the Programme should promote their prudent and efficient use. In line with the European One Health Action Plan against Antimicrobial Resistance14 , adopted in June 2017 following the request from Member States, and given the experience with the bacterial secondary infections related to COVID 19, it is essential that the Programme supports actions aimed at the prudent use of antimicrobials in humans, animals and crops, in the framework of an integrated policy on patient safety and prevention of medical errors. The Programme should support the ECDC monitoring and surveillance programmes concerning usage of antimicrobials and AMR, and the support to the implementation of local, regional and national plans to fight against AMR, supported by evidence-based strategies and the sharing of good practices within the Union. __________________ 14Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament ‘A European One Health Action Plan against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)’, COM(2017)0339 final of 29.6.2017.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 373 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 24
(24) Since environmental pollution caused by human and veterinary pharmaceutical substances is an emerging environmental problem that can impact on public health, the Programme should foster measures to strengthen the assessment and appropriate management of environmental risks associated with the production, use and disposal of medicinal products, in line with the European Union Strategic Approach to Pharmaceuticals in the Environment15 . The Programme will reinforce the need to have health impact assessments in the EU policies and should promote health promotion and protection in all EU policies, taking into account the European Green Deal, The Farm to Fork Strategy, The Biodiversity Strategy and the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe and others. __________________ 15Communication of the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council and the European economic and Social Committee ‘European Union Strategic Approach to Pharmaceuticals in the Environment’, COM(2019)128 final of 11.03.2019.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 375 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 25
(25) The Union health legislation has an immediate impact on public health, the lives of citizens, the efficiency and resilience of the health systems and the good functioning of the internal market. The regulatory framework for the recognition of professional qualifications, medical products and technologies (medicinal products, medical devices and substances of human origin), as well as for tobacco legislation, patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare and serious cross- border threats to health is essential to health protection in the Union. The Programme therefore should support the development, implementation and enforcement of Union health legislation and provide high quality, unbiased, comparable and reliable data to underpin policymaking and monitoring. Union health legislation needs to be based on current scientific evidence-based data, that should be collected locally across Europe, through a well-defined homogeneous methodology. The legislation and its implementation and consequences should be evaluated and reported, resulting in a cycle of quality improvement of health in the Union.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 389 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 27
(27) The ERNs, established pursuant to Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and the Council16 are virtual networks involving healthcare providers across Europe. They aim to facilitate discussion on complex or rare diseases and conditions that require highly specialised treatment, and concentrated knowledge and resources. As the Networks can improve the access to diagnosis and the provision of high-quality healthcare to patients with rare conditions and can be focal points for medical training and research and dissemination of information, the Programme should contribute to the upscaling of networking through the ERNs, and other transnational networks. It should consider the extension of ERNs beyond rare diseases to communicable and non- communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and mental health conditions and other major chronic diseases, which require extensive knowledge sharing due to the complexity of cases and co-morbidities, and their increasing prevalencer. __________________ 16 Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare (OJ L 88, 4.4.2011, p. 45).
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 412 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 34
(34) In order to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of actions at Union and international level, cooperation should be developed with the Member States and with relevant international organisations such as the United Nations and its specialised agencies, in particular the WHO, the World Bank, as well as with the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to implement the Programme. Pursuant to Article 94 of Council Decision 2013/755/EU20 , persons and entities established in Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) are eligible for funding subject to the rules and objectives of the Programme and possible arrangements applicable to the Member State to which the relevant OCTs are linked. __________________ 20Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ( ‘Overseas Association Decision’ ) (OJ L 344, 19.12.2013, p. 1).
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 420 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 43
(43) Given the nature and potential scale of cross-border threats to human health, the objective of protecting people in the Union from such threats and to increase crisis prevention and preparedness cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States acting alone. In accordance with the principle of subsidiarity as set out in Article 5 of the Treaty on the European Union, action at Union level can also be taken to support Member States’ efforts in the pursuit of a high level of protection of public health, to improve the availability, sustainability, acceptability, accessibility and affordability in the Union of medicines, medical devices and other crisishealth relevant products, to support innovation and to support integrated and coordinated work and implementation of best practices among Member States, and to address inequalities and inequities in access to health throughout the EU in a manner that creates efficiency gains and value-added impacts that could not be generated by action taken at national level while respecting the Member States’ competence and responsibility in the areas covered by the Programme. In accordance with the principle of proportionality, as set out in that Article, this Regulation does not go beyond what is necessary in order to achieve those objectives.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 424 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 3
(3) ‘health crisis’ means any crisis or serious incident arising from a threat of human, animal, plant, food or environment, chemical, biological, environmental, nuclear or unknown origin, having a health dimension and which requires urgent action by authorities;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 426 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 4
(4) ‘crisis relevant products’ means products and; substances and tools necessary, in the context of a health crisis, to prevent, diagnose or treat a disease and its consequences, includedto the monitoring and the epidemiological surveillance of the diseases and infections, including but not limited to: medicinal products - including vaccines - and their intermediates, active pharmaceutical ingredients and raw materials; medical devices; hospital and medical equipment (such as ventilators, protective clothing and equipment, diagnostic materials and tools); personal protective equipment; disinfectants and their intermediary products and raw materials necessary for their production); training; infrastructure and technology to increase the availability of data;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 429 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 5
(5) ‘One Health approach’ means an approach which recognises thate interconnection between the human and, animal health are interconnectedand environmental spheres, that diseases may be transmitted from humans to animals and vice versaone pillar to another and must therefore be tackled in both, and that the environment links humans and animalsa holistic approach;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 433 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point 9
(9) ‘serious cross-border threat to health’ means a life- threatening or otherwise serious hazard to health of biological, chemical, radiological, nuclear, environmental or unknown origin which spreads or entails a significant risk of spreading across the national borders of Member States, and which may necessitate coordination at Union level in order to ensure a high level of human health protection;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 453 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 1
(1) protect people in the Union from serious cross-border threats to health; implement better preparedness and coordination within and between Member States as regards health emergencies;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 460 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 2
(2) support existing and future Union health legislation, improve the availability in the Union of medicines, vaccines, medical devices and other crisismedical relevant products, contribute to their affordability, and support innovation and e-health solutions, contribute to their accessibility, sustainability and affordability, and support research, innovation and development in health and healthcare;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 476 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 3
(3) strengthen health systems and the healthcare workforce, including by digital and green transformation, and by increased integrated and coordinated work among the Member States, sustained implementation of best practice and comparable data sharing, to increase the general level of public health and health literacy of the population.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 486 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 3 a (new)
(3a) support systematic health impact assessment of other EU policies ensuring a comprehensive, Health in All Policies approach;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 492 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 3 b (new)
(3b) support health promotion, health protection and disease prevention, reduce health inequalities and inequities, improve physical and mental health, addressing in particular the key lifestyle related risk factors with a focus on the Union added value and scale up to healthier and more resilient societies;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 502 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 1
(1) strengthen the capability of the Union for prevention, preparedness and response to serious cross-border threats to health, and the management of health crises, including through coordination, provision and deployment of emergency health care capacity, data gathering and, surveillance and health risk assessment;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 515 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 2
(2) ensure the availability in the Union of reserves or stockpiles of crisismedical relevant products, and a reserve of medical, healthcare and support staff to be mobilised in case of a crisis, improving the training of health professionals and updating their knowledge;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 520 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 3
(3) support actions to ensure appropriate availability, accessibility, sustainability and affordability of crisis relevant productmedicines, vaccines, medical devices and other necessary health supplies, stimulate the development of the health production industry within the Union;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 528 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 3 a (new)
(3a) support the research and development of new medicines, medical devices and health products, enhance clinical trials and research based on real world data;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 530 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 4
(4) strengthen the effectiveness, accessibility, sustainability and resilience of health systems, including by supporting green and digital transformation, the uptake of digital tools and services, systemic reforms, implementation of new care models leading to person-centred systems and universal health coverage, and address inequalities in healthand inequities in health and promote a set of minimal health services standards and ensure that the right to affordable preventive and curative health and care as set out in the European Pillar of Social Rights is respected;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 536 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 4 a (new)
(4a) support the digitalization of health, increasing the skills of citizens and health workers and services, the interoperability of systems and availability of data, ensuring data comparability, to improve the knowledge and evidence on health, support the creation and implementation of a European Health Data Space while respecting citizens´ data protection rights and the Union data protection framework;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 545 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 5
(5) support actions aimed at addressing health inequalities and strengthening health system’s ability to foster protection, disease prevention and health promotion, early diagnosis and screening, and implement health promotion inclusive of mental health, patient rights and safety and cross-border healthcare, and promote the excellence of medical and healthcare professionals as well as their education, enhance their fixation and mitigate the consequences of the 'brain drain' phenomenon, scale up the occupational health of all workers and address the protection and safety of healthcare professionals;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 556 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 6
(6) support action for the surveillance, prevention, diagnosis and treatment and care of non-communicable diseases, and notably of cancerincluding cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and mental health conditions, with the aim of reducing the prevalence and improving the quality of life of patients, by providing a European strategic chronic disease framework to support Member States' action addressing the commercial determinants of health;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 574 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 6 a (new)
(6a) strengthen the programmes to fight against communicable diseases and health threats, as AMR, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, influenza, sexually transmitted infections among others, promoting healthy lifestyles, premature detection, access to treatment and long- life care;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 578 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 7
(7) foster and support the informed, prudent and efficient use of medicines, and in particular of antimicrobials, and more environmentally friendly production and disposal of medicines and medical devicesinvest in the protection of the environment and sustainability in the whole value chain of all medicines, vaccines, medical devices and other medical products, from the production to the disposal, guaranteeing that an environmental risk assessment for such products is carried out;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 590 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 9
(9) support integrated work among Member States, and in particular their health systems, including the implementation of high-impact prevention practices, the identification of health technologies meant to benefit from a European assessment, and scaling up networking through the European Reference Networks and other transnational networks aiming to increase the coverage of patients and the response to more diseases and health problems;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 652 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 2
2. The interim evaluation of the Programme shall be performed once there is sufficient information available about their implementation, but not later than four years after the start of the implementation and before any decision is taken on future work programmes. The results of the interim evaluation shall be made public.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 659 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point a – point ii
(ii) Critical health infrastructure relevant in the context of health crises, tools, structures, processes, production and laboratory capacity, including tools for surveillance, modelling, forecast, prevention and management of outbreaks and relevant medical products.
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 680 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point c – point iii
(iii) Expert groups and panels providing advice, data and information to support health policy development and implementation, including the follow-up evaluation of the implementation of health policies;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 699 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point c – point iv a (new)
(iva) Development and operation of databases and digital tools and their interoperability of health data, including where appropriate with other sensing technologies, such as space-based technology and to support access to and analysis of data from real world healthcare settings; support the implementation of artificial intelligence and other tools in order to improve the quality of health data;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 711 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point d – point i
(i) Implementation, enforcement, monitoring of Union health legislation and action for the protection and promotion of health; and technical support to the implementation of legal requirements;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 736 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point d – point xi a (new)
(xia) Systematic health impact assessment of other Union policy actions;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 745 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point e – point ii
(ii) Establishment and management of EU reserves and stockpiles of crisisof medically relevant products in complementarity with other Union instruments;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 753 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point e – point v
(v) Establishment and operation of a Union health response mechanism coordinated by the ECDC and with the assistance of other health-related agencies (EMA, EFSA, ECHA, EEA) of a Union reserve of medical and healthcare staff and experts and of a mechanism to deploy such staff and experts as necessary to prevent or respond to a health crisis throughout the Union; establishment and operation of a Union Health Emergency team to provide expert advice and technical assistance on request by the Commission in the case of a potential health crisis or health threat;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 755 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point e – point v a (new)
(va) Strengthening mechanisms that ensure the availability of blood components, organs, tissues and cells at European level;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 762 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point f – point iv
(iv) Preventive actions to protect all citizens, taking into consideration and paying special attention to vulnerable and risk groups from health threats and actions to adjust the response to and management of crisis to the needs of those vulnerable groups; the health crisis in view of the ensuing needs, and ensure that those vulnerable groups receive uninterrupted basic care and avoid their health status being degraded;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 767 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point f – point v
(v) Actions to address and manage the collateral health consequences of a health crisis, in particular those on mental health, on patients suffering from chronic diseases and other vulnerable groups, such as people living with addiction, with HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or in socially vulnerable situations;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 771 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point f – point v a (new)
(v a) Actions to support e-health, the transition to telemedicine, the use of digital health tools, enabling patients to use e-health solutions and implement self- care plans, empowering citizens and patients to self-manage as regards their health;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 776 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point f – point vi
(vi) Actions to strengthen surge capacity, research, development, laboratory capacity, production and deployment of crisis-relevant niche products;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 778 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point f – point vii a (new)
(viia) Establishment and operation of a mechanism responsible for procurement and development of countermeasures against biological threats, including bioterrorism, and chemical, nuclear and radiological threats;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 784 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point f – point viii a (new)
(viii a) Support action regarding epidemiological surveillance, focusing on national health entities, thus contributing to assessment of factors that affect or determine the health of citizens;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 789 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point f – point viii b (new)
(viiib) Support actions aimed at preventing the risks for individual and collective health that are associated with human organ trafficking and human trafficking for the purpose of organ procurement;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 792 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – introductory part
(g) Strengthen national health systems, promote and protect health and prevent diseases:
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 793 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point i
(i) Support knowledge transfer actions and Union level cooperation to assist national reform processes towards improved effectiveness, accessibility, sustainability and resilience, in particular to address the challenges identified by the European Semester and to strengthen primary care, reinforce the integration of care and aim at universal health coverage and equal access to healthcare, regarding citizens' biopsychosocial needs, and harmonise minimum standards for quality healthcare;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 801 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point iii
(iii) Support toactions to address the decision of qualified health workers to leave their Member State of origin to work elsewhere, improve the geographical distribution of healthcare workforce, and avoidance of ‘medical deserts’void ‘medical deserts’ and the phenomenon of ‘brain drain’, and promote and implement retention policies in the healthcare sector as well in the health investigation and development sector;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 805 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point iv
(iv) Support the establishment and coordination and deployment of Union Reference Laboratories and Centres, and of Centres of excellence of excellence, improve the access of and the coverage to all citizens that need it , and support the establishment of Union disease-specific platforms for the exchange, comparison and benchmarking of best practices between Member States;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 806 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point v
(v) Audit of Member States preparedness and response arrangements (such as crisis management, antimicrobial resistance, vaccination), and implementation of health programmes that address health promotion and disease prevention and tackle communicable and non-communicable diseases;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 817 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point ix
(ix) Support the establishment and implementation of programmes assisting Member States and their action to improve health promotion and disease prevention (for communicable and non-communicable diseases) and mitigate the main risk factors of chronic diseases;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 820 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point ix a (new)
(ixa) Support the development and the implementation of European disease management guidelines in the area of both communicable and non- communicable diseases, such as cancer, paediatric cancer, cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, respiratory diseases and diabetes, among others;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 822 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point x
(x) Support Member States’ actions to put in place healthy and safe urban, work and school environments, to enable healthy life choices and promote the regular practice of physical activity and healthy diets taking into account the needs of vulnerable groups;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 825 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xi a (new)
(xia) Advance the integration of ERNs into national health systems, by supporting the organisation of national multi-stakeholder workshops on integration to stimulate local discussions, as well as the development and implementation of the set of policies, rules and procedures required to anchor the ERN system to the national level;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 833 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xiii a (new)
(xiiia) Support actions to combat all types of discrimination concerning patients and to ensure that there is equal access for all to health;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 836 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xiii b (new)
(xiiib) Support actions to adopt a common set of health determinants and methodologies, and support Member States to collect, analyse and report these data and improve the knowledge, and support Union actions to mitigate health inequalities and iniquities;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 838 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xiii c (new)
(xiiic) Improve the current monitoring system of the Union to measure the extent of healthcare exclusion, collect data and report publicly on access barriers experienced by patients, and develop more accurate indicators where needed to capture these;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 839 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xiii d (new)
(xiiid) Support Member States’ actions to boost health education and health literacy, creating well-informed societies, enhancing healthier lifestyles;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 840 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xiii e (new)
(xiiie) Support the creation and promotion of a Union platform for reliable and updated health information, available in all official languages of the Union, with food, medicines, health, sports and data on other issues;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 841 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xiii f (new)
(xiiif) Support the development and implementation of guidelines on health promotion and disease prevention in different stages of a person's lifetime and needs; creating quality standards to focus on, inter alia, child health, maternal health, aging health, mental health and reproductive and sexual health;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 842 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xiii g (new)
(xiiig) Support action to reduce health inequalities and inequities and reduce the unmet needs of vulnerable people, people living with chronic diseases, disabilities or incapacities;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 843 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xiii h (new)
(xiiih) Support collaboration between different sectors to improve health determinants and enhance the benefits in health outcomes;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 844 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xiii i (new)
(xiiii) Support the establishment of quality assurance schemes for disease- specific centres;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 845 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xiii j (new)
(xiiij) Actions supporting the quality of life of chronic disease patients, care givers and informal carers;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 846 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point g – point xiii k (new)
(xiiik) Actions supporting continuity of care (integrated care approaches for prevention, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care);
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 885 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point h – point v a (new)
(va) Support equal and timely access to truly innovative medicines and therapies;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 888 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point h – point v b (new)
(vb) Support implementing policies, national programmes and guidelines regarding reducing inequalities in access to essential therapies and medicines, supportive and palliative care of paediatric cancers across Europe, including availability and affordability of such health care and services;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 929 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point ii a (new)
(iia) Support tools and platforms to collect real-world data to produce real- world evidence, promote research and evidence on the safety, effectiveness and impact of vaccines, while guaranteeing robust evidence generation in the pre- approval phase;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 933 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point iii
(iii) Support clinical trials, including those involving increased coordination at Union level and with EMA, to speed up the development, authorisation and access to innovative, safe and effective medicines and vaccines; support publication of all clinical reports (including CSRs) on the day marketing authorisation is granted for such medicines and vaccines;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 941 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point iv
(iv) Support action to ensure greater availability and affordability in the Union of medicines, vaccines, and medical devices and contribute to their affordability for patients and health systems, using the Union mechanism as joint procurement at the same time enhance the transparency of the process;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 949 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point v
(v) Support action to encourage the development of innovative products andion of less commercially interesting products such as antimicrobial; encourage the development of medicines for rare diseases and making access to them affordable, and investment in the research and development of new antimicrobials and other medicines to fight against communicable diseases;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 951 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point v a (new)
(va) Support actions to implement models of R&D and IP ownership and management which prioritise the public interest and ensure that there are societal benefits, for example by including binding safeguards to ensure availability, accessibility and affordability of medical products developed with public funds;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 970 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point viii
(viii) Action to strengthen the environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals and medical devices;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 974 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point ix
(ix) Action to promote the prudent use and disposal of antimicrobials, surveillance of antimicrobial use, antimicrobial resistance and support action to fight against AMR;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 979 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point x
(x) Support action to foster international regulatory convergence on medicines and, vaccines, medical devices. and products and e-health solutions;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 982 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point x a (new)
(xa) Support the creation of national tools to implement the health technology assessments (HTA);
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 983 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point x b (new)
(xb) action to promote data transparency in the entire value chain of medicines;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 984 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point x c (new)
(xc) action to create scientific advisory systems at national and Union level that support SMEs, Start-ups and others in the health sector;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 985 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point x d (new)
(xd) Support actions aimed at strengthening the fight against counterfeiting and piracy of medicines and medical devices;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 986 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point x e (new)
(xe) Support actions to promote the reinforcement of investment in a joint R&D policy;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 987 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point x f (new)
(xf) Support the strengthening of investment in instruments for monitoring the commerce and availability of medicines for human use and medical devices, at national and Union level;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 988 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point i – point x g (new)
(xg) Support research into possible repurposing of existing drugs, exploring new uses and indications of therapies for existing drugs;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 989 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point j – point i
(i) Support for the deployment, operation and maintenance of mature interoperable digital service infrastructures and data security and quality assurance processes for data exchange, access, use and reuse; support for cross border networking, including through theimprovement and better use of electronic health records, registries and other databases;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 997 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point j – point ii
(ii) Support toinvestments for the digital transformation of health care and health systems including through benchmarking and capacity building for the uptake of innovative tools and technologies; digital upskilling of health care professsionals and citizens;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 998 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point j – point iii
(iii) Support the deployment and interoperability of digital tools and infrastructures within and between Member States and with Union Institutions, Agencies and bodies; including support for the implementation of an Electronic European Health Record; develop appropriate governance structures and sustainable, interoperable Union health information systems, as part of the European Health Data Space and strengthen citizens’ access to and control over theirwith a view to the safe and efficient deployment of AI in healthcare; strengthen and facilitate citizens’ access to and control over their health data; support uptake and broader implementation of current successful initiatives and projects on person-centred digital health and health data;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1002 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point j – point iii a (new)
(iiia) Support actions to promote a European cohesion and coherence policy for digital health in order to harmonize the legal, organizational, semantic and technical components necessary for a functional and efficient cross-border ecosystem;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1003 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point j – point iii b (new)
(iiib) Support the development of digital tools and digital solutions to increase the use of e-health and improve the sustainability and resilience of healthcare systems;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1004 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point j – point iii c (new)
(iiic) Support action to scale up cross- border information exchange services and commence the implementation of projects such as Patient Summary and ePrescription;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1005 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point j – point iv
(iv) Support access to and optimal use of telemedicine/telehealth, including through and other e- health tools, including through boosting the coverage of internet and satellite communications for remote areas, foster digitally-driven organisational innovation in healthcare facilities and promote digital tools supporting citizen empowerment, and person-centred care. and self-management of health; promote the involvement of patients in the co-design and co- development of user-friendly tele- medicine and tele-health solutions;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1009 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point j – point iv a (new)
(iva) Actions to support the involvement of patients and healthcare professionals in the development, design and deployment of user-centred accessible, secure and efficient digital health innovation;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1012 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point k – point iii
(iii) Communication to promote disease prevention andand protect health, prevent disease and promote healthy lifestyles, in cooperation with all concerned actors at international, Union and nat, national and regional level.;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1013 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point k – point iii a (new)
(iiia) Communication, information and awareness campaigns on blood, organs, tissues and cells donation, that alert the public to the importance of such donation, in terms of solidarity, health policy and therapeutical benefits;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1014 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point k – point iii b (new)
(iiib) Communication activities aimed at fighting against misinformation and disinformation, such as fake news, regarding medicines, vaccines, health products, causes and treatments of diseases;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1015 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex I – point k – point iii c (new)
(iiic) Communication addressed to citizens on health risks from environmental and food issues;
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1018 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point II a (new)
IIa. Review existing fast-track flexibilities in the Union approval framework and support pragmatic clinical trials
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1019 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point III
III. Number of actions and best practices directly contributing to the SDG 3.4/Member StateUniversal Health Care (UHC) service coverage index
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1021 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point IV
IV. Implementation of best practichealth programmes by EU Member States that promote health and prevent diseases
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1023 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point IV a (new)
IVa. Unmet needs in terms of the access to centrally authorised medicines, vaccines or medical devices, due to the lack of affordability, availability and time
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1024 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part A – point IV b (new)
IVb. Universal Health Care (UHC) service coverage index
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1026 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 a (new)
1a. Number of strategic reserves of medicines, vaccines, medical devices and other medical products
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1027 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 b (new)
1b. Number of strategic reserves of health professionals with training and preparedness to respond to health threats and health crises
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1028 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 c (new)
1c. Unmet needs in terms of medicines, vaccines, medical devices, due to the lack of availability, affordability or time
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1029 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 d (new)
1d. The ratio of new medicines or vaccines in the market compared to the number of clinical trials in the Union and per Member State
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1030 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 e (new)
1e. Universal Health Care (UHC) service coverage index
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1031 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 f (new)
1f. Creation of the European Health Data Space (EHDS)
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1032 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 g (new)
1g. Coverage of citizens with access to their data on the EHDS, per Member State
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1033 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 h (new)
1h. Number of breaches of security of the EHDS
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1034 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 i (new)
1i. Coverage of health professionals with digital skills, per Member State
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1035 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 j (new)
1j. Coverage of citizens having the digital skills necessary to use e-health technology, per Member State
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1036 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 k (new)
1k. Number of health promotion programmes implemented per Member State, based on health issues covered, using the WHO International Classification of diseases (ICD10)
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1037 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 l (new)
1l. Coverage of workers with access to occupational healthcare services, per Member State
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1038 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 m (new)
1m. Ratio of environmental health assessments compared to the number of medicines, vaccines and medical devices that entered into the market
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1039 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 n (new)
1n. Vaccination coverage, by vaccine- preventable-disease, age and sex
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1040 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 o (new)
1o. Number of Member States that implemented the European Electronic Health Record while providing stronger guarantees for personal data protection
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1041 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 p (new)
1 p. Age-standardised five-year net survival of cancer, in total, by type of cancer, gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1043 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 r (new)
1r. Age-standardized DALYs attributable to the NCDs (per 100 000 people), by disease, gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1044 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 s (new)
1s. Age-standardized NCD mortality rate (per 100 000 people), by disease, by gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1045 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 t (new)
1t. Age-standardized deaths attributable to the environment (per 100 000 people) by gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1046 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 u (new)
1u. Number of medical doctors (per 10 000 people), by Member State and region
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1047 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 v (new)
1v. Number of nurses (per 10 000 people), by Member State and region
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1048 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 w (new)
1w. Number of healthcare professionals (per 10 000 people), by Member State and region
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1049 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 x (new)
1x. Age-standardised obesity prevalence, by gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1050 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 y (new)
1 y. Age-standardised prevalence of people who are overweight, by gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1051 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 z (new)
1z. Age-standardised harmful use of alcohol prevalence, by gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1052 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 aa (new)
1aa. Age-standardised gambling prevalence, by gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1053 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 ab (new)
1ab. Age-standardised proportion of citizens who do not exercise, by gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1054 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 ac (new)
1ac. Proportion of HIV/AIDS patients with access to adequate treatment, by gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1055 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 ad (new)
1ad. Proportion of Tuberculosis patients with access to adequate treatment, by gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1056 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 ae (new)
1ae. Proportion of viral hepatitis patients with access to adequate treatment, by gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1057 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 af (new)
1af. Maternal mortality ratio (per 100 000 live births)
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1058 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 1 ag (new)
1ag. Infant mortality rate (per 100 000 live births);
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1071 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 8
8. Smoking prevalencAge-standardised smoking prevalence, by gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1091 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B – point 14 a (new)
14a. Number of health impact assessments of Union policies
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1095 #

2020/0102(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – part B a (new)
Ba. Age-standardized QALYs attributable to the NCDs (per 100 000 people), by disease, gender and age
2020/07/16
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 48 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) The regulatory framework governing the Union’s cohesion policy for the period from 2021 to 2027, in the context of the next multi-annual financial framework, contributes to the fulfilment of the Union’s commitments to implement the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by concentrating Union funding on green objectives. This Regulation implements one of the priorities set out in the Communication on the European Green Deal (‘the European Green Deal’)11 and is part of the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan12 providing dedicated financing under the Just Transition Mechanism in the context of cohesion policy to address the economic and social costhallenges of the transition to a climate-neutral and circular economy by 2050 at the latest, where any remaining greenhouse gas emissions are compensated by equivalent absorptions. _________________ 11 COM(2019) 640 final, 11.12.2019. 12 COM(2020) 21, 14.1.2020.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 72 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) In order to be successful, the transition has to be fair, inclusive and socially acceptable for all, reduce inequalities and leave no one behind. Therefore, both the Union and the Member States must take into account its economic and social implications from the outset, and deploy all possible instruments to mitigate adverse consequences. The Union budget has an important role in that regard.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 92 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) This Regulation establishes the Just Transition Fund (‘JTF’) which is one of the pillars of the Just Transition Mechanism implemented under cohesion policy. The aim of the JTF is to mitigate the adverse effects of the climate transition by supporting the most affected territories and workers concerned. In line with the JTF specific objective, actions supported by the JTF should directly contribute to facilitate and alleviate the impact of the transition by creating new sustainable employment opportunities, by mitigating the negative repercussions on employment and adverse social consequences and by financing the diversification and modernisation of the local economy and by mitigating the negative repercussions on employment. This is reflected in the JTF specific objective, which is established at the same level and listed together with the policy objectives set out in Article [4] of Regulation EU [new CPR].
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 99 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5 a (new)
(5a) The application of Union support and funding through the JTF shall ensure that all eligible projects in every Member State are consistent with all Member States’ obligation, set out in Regulation (EU)XX/XXX establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 [new European Climate Law], to achieve national climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest;
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 106 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) In view of the importance of tackling climate change in line with the Union’s commitments to implement the Paris Agreement, the commitment regarding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the increased ambition of the Union as proposed in the European Green Deal, the JTF should provide a key contribution to mainstream climate actions and accelerate the transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050 at the latest. Resources from the JTF own envelope are additional and come on top of the investments needed to achieve the overall target of 25% of the Union budget expenditure contributing to climate objectives. Resources transferred from the ERDF and ESF+ will contribute fully to the achievement of this target.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 113 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6 a (new)
(6a) The resources from the Just Transition Fund cannot deliver the transition to climate neutrality on its own. The other two pillars of the Just Transition Mechanism will offer an additional set of measures and financing opportunities, next to the JTF, with the objective of facilitating and accelerating the transition of the most affected regions. A dedicated just transition scheme under InvestEU will attract private investments that benefit the regions in transition and help their economies find new sources of growth such as projects for decarbonisation, economic diversification of the regions, energy, transport and social infrastructure. Public sector loan facility with the European Investment Bank backed by the EU budget will be used for concessional loans to the public sector, for example for investments in energy and transport infrastructure, district heating networks, and renovation or insulation of buildings.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 122 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) The resources from the JTF should complement the resources available under cohesion policy as well as national and regional investments, private capital and should by no means replace such investments.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 140 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) Transitioning to a climate-neutral economy is a challenge for all Member States. It will be particularly demanding for those Member States that but also an enormous opportunity. Additional support will be needed for the regions that still rely heavily on fossil fuels or greenhouse gas intensive industrial activities which need to be phased out or which need to adapt due to the transition towards climate neutrality and that lack the financial means to do so. The JTF should therefore cover all Member States, but the distribution of its financial means should reflect the capacity of Member States to finance the necessary investments to cope with the transition towards climate neutrality.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 163 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) This Regulation identifies types of investments for which expenditure may be supported by the JTF. All supported activities should be pursued in full respect of the climate, social and environmental priorities of the Union. The list of investments should include those that support local economies and are sustainable in the medium and long- term, taking into account all the objectives of the European Green Deal and the European Pillar of Social Rights. The projects financed should contribute to a transition to a climate-neutral and circular economy. For declining sectors, such as energy production based on coal, lignite, peat and oil shale or extraction activities for these solid fossil fuels, support should be linked to the phasing out of the activity and the corresponding reduction in the employment level. As regards transforming sectors with high greenhouse gas emission levels, support should promote new activities through the deployment of new technologies, new processes or products, leading to significant emission reduction, in line with the EU 2030 climate objectives and EU climate neutrality by 205013 while maintaining and enhancing employment and avoiding environmental degradation. Particular attention should also be given to activities enhancing innovation and research in advanced and sustainable technologies, as well as in the fields of digitalisation and connectivity, provided that such measures help mitigate the negative side effects of a transition towards, and contribute to, a climate- neutral and circular economy. _________________ 13 As set out in “A Clean Planet for all European strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy”, Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank - COM(2018) 773 final.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 206 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) The JTF support should be conditional on the effective and measurable implementation of a transition process in a specific territory in order to achieve a climate-neutral economy by 2050 at the latest. In that regard, Member States should prepare, in cooperation with the relevant stakeholders and supported by the Commission, territorial just transition plans, detailing the transition process, consistently with and possibly going beyond their National Energy and Climate Plans. To this end, the Commission should set up a Just Transition Platform, which would build on the existing platform for coal regions in transition to enable bilateral and multilateral exchanges of experience on lessons learnt and best practices across all affected sectors.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 233 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 17
(17) In order to supplement and amend certain non-essential elements of this Regulation, the power to adopt acts in accordance with Article 290 TFEU should be delegated to the Commission to set out the annual breakdown of available allocations per Member State in accordance with Annex I, as well as in respect of the amendment of the elements contained in Annex III of this Regulation regarding the common output and result indicators. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making15 . In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States’ experts; these experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts. _________________ 15 OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p.13.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 234 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 18
(18) In order to set out an appropriate financial framework for the JTF, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission to set out the annual breakdown of available allocations per Member State in accordance with Annex I.deleted
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 247 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1
1. This Regulation establishes the Just Transition Fund (‘JTF’) to provide support to territories facing serious socio-economic challenges deriving from the transition process towards a climate-neutral economy of the Union by 2050, ensuring that all Member States achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 267 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1
In accordance with the second subparagraph of Article [4(1)] of Regulation (EU) [new CPR], the JTF shall contribute to the single specific objective ‘enabling regions and people to address the social, economic and environmental impacts of the transition towards a climate- neutral economy’ by 2050 at the latest.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 279 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 1
1. The JTF shall support the Investment for jobs and growth goalsocial, socio-economic and environmental impact of the transition in affected regions in all Member States.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 283 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1
The resources for the JTF under the Investment for jobs and growth goal available for budgetary commitment for the period 2021-2027 shall be EUR 7.5 billion in 2018 prices, which may be increased, as the case may be, by additional resources allocated in the Union budget, and by other resources in accordance with the applicable basic act. The funding of the JTF shall not be to the detriment of resources allocated to the other MFF funds.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 294 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 3
3. The Commission shall adopt a decision by means of an implementing act settingis empowered to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 10 to set out the annual breakdown of resources, including any additional resources referred to in paragraph 2, by Member State in accordance with the methodology set out in Annex I.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 305 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – introductory part
In accordance with paragraph 1, the JTF shall exclusively support the following activities provided that they are eligible under Regulation on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment (EU) [new EU Taxonomy Regulation]:
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 313 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point a
(a) productive and sustainable investments in SMEs, including start-ups, leading to sustainable job creation, economic diversification and reconversion;
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 339 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point c
(c) investments in sustainable research and innovation activities and fostering the transfer of advanced sustainable zero- emission technologies;
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 351 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point d
(d) investments in the deployment of technology and infrastructures for affordable clean energy, safe and sustainable energy in order to phase out fossil fuel based one, in greenhouse gas emission reduction, energy efficiency and renewable energy;
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 369 #
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 393 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point f
(f) investments in regeneration and decontamination of sites, land restoration and repurposing projects, while ensuring appropriate application of the polluter pays principle;
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 406 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point g
(g) investments in enhancing the non- toxic circular economy, including through waste prevention, reduction, resource efficiency, reuse, repair and recycling;
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 423 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 – point h
(h) upskilling and reskilling of workers, including self-employed, regardless of the sector;
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 444 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 2
Additionally, the JTF may support, in areas designated as assisted areas in accordance with points (a) and (c) of Article 107(3) of the TFEU and in compliance with Union State aid rules as set out in Article 107 and Article 108 of the TFEU, productive investments in enterprises other than SMEs, provided that such investments have been approved as part of the territorial just transition plan based on the information required under point (h) of Article 7(2). Such investments shall only be eligible where they are necessary for the implementation of the territorial just transition plan, are sustainable and do not increase or maintain dependency on fossil fuels, nor lead to unsustainable use of biomass or any use of food crops for energy generation purposes which would risk increasing food crop prices.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 452 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 2 – subparagraph 3
The JTF may also support investments to achieve the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from activities listed in Annex I to Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council provided that such investments have been approved as part of the territorial just transition plan based on the information required under point (i) of Article 7(2). Such investments shall only be eligible where they are necessary for the implementation of the territorial just transition plan.deleted
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 463 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) the decommissioning or, the construction or any other form of investment in of nuclear power stations;
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 486 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 1 – point d
(d) investment related to the production, processing, distribution, storage, transport or combustion of fossil fuels;
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 516 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 2
The Commission shall only approve a programme where the identification of the territories most negatively affected by the transition process, contained within the relevant territorial just transition plan, is duly justified and the relevant territorial just transition plan is consistent with the National Energy and Climate Plan of the Member State concerned, as well as with the commitment to a climate-neutral economy by 2050 at the latest, including the intermediate targets for 2030 and 2040.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 551 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – point a
(a) a description of the transition process at national level towards a climate- neutral economy by 2050 at the latest, including a timeline for key transition steps such as decomissioning of fossil fuel installations and overall phase-out dates for high GHG emission technologies, which are consistent with the latest version of the National Energy and Climate Plan (‘NECP’);
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 571 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – point c
(c) an assessment of the transition challenges faced by the most negatively affected territories, including the social, economic, and environmental impact of the transition to a climate-neutral economy, identifying the potential number of affected jobs and job losses, the development needs and objectives, to be reached by 2030 linked to the transformation or closure of greenhouse gas-intensive activities in those territories consistent with the transition away from fossil fuel use;
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 592 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 2 – point i
(i) where support is provided to investments to achieve the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from activities listed in Annex I to Directive 2003/87/EC, an exhaustive list of operations to be supported and a justification that they contribute to a transition to a climate neutral economy and lead to a substantial reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions going substantially below the relevant benchmarks established for free allocation under Directive 2003/87/EC and provided that they are necessary for the protection of a significant number of jobs;deleted
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 620 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 2
2. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to Article 3(3) and in Article 8(4) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [the date of the entry into force of this Regulation].
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 622 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 3
3. The delegation of power referred to in Article 3(3) and Article 8(4) 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.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 624 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 10 – paragraph 4
4. Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State and conduct stakeholder consultation in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 627 #

2020/0006(COD)

6. A delegated act adopted pursuant to Article 3(3) and Article 8(4) shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or by 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.
2020/06/03
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 2 #

2020/0000(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Recalls that the 2021 Union budget is the first one under the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021- 2027; stresses that the amounts allocated to the 2021 budget should match up to the expectations of Union citizens in a post- COVID-19 Europe, fostering strong economic recovery and improving public health, and should be aligned with the Paris Agreement and with the Green Deal objectives, and in particular that of becoming climate neutral by 2050 at the latest, while supporting the Member States that have suffered the most; calls on the Commission to assess the 2021 Union budget in the light of the provisions of this paragraph, and to make the appropriate corrections if they are not met;
2020/07/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 6 #

2020/0000(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes the provision of the Solvency Support Instrument that stipulates that beneficiaries of financial support will be encouraged to put in place a green transition plan; is of the opinion that that provision should be mandatory; recalls that the SSI is one amongst many instruments used for the recovery process; stresses that all resources earmarked for the recovery plan should contribute to the green transition;
2020/07/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 13 #

2020/0000(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Considers that the Union should also show global climate leadership through its budgeting; highlights that every effort should be made to ensure that the overall climate and biodiversity mainstreaming targets are reached as soon as possible; recalls Parliament’s position calling for 10 % of the Union budget to be allocated to biodiversity expenditures and the position of the Committee on the Environment, Public health and Food Safety to allocate 40% of the Union budget to climate expenditure; points out that climate and biodiversity- related expenditure must be tracked using a more robust, transparent and comprehensive methodology; is of the opinion that the Taxonomy Regulation provides the proper framework to update that methodology;
2020/07/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 23 #

2020/0000(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls on the Commission to implement green budgeting tools as of 2021; underlines in that regard the importance of effectivat the budget, including the funds stemming from the Recovery plan, should be climate and biodiversity proofing of the budgeted;
2020/07/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 27 #

2020/0000(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Underlines that sufficient resources should be secured for tackling biodiversity loss and environmental degradation, and for the achievement of the objectives of the new 2030 Biodiversity strategy; highlights the importance of allocating adequate funding for the LIFE Programme; recalls that the One Health approach is a key prerequisite for a resilient and strong public health system, all the more important in light of the spreading of zoonoses such as COVID-19; recalls that excessive use of antibiotics in animals and humans are amongst the leading threats to EU public health;
2020/07/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 38 #

2020/0000(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Highlights that the 2021 Union budget should contain sufficient resources for the development of capabilities in dealing with pandemics in order to ensure the protection of Union citizens, in particular for strategic material such as vaccines, treatments and medical devices; points out that the strengthening of the competences of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), as provided in the new MFF, should be reflected in appropriate budgetary measures as of 2021and to set up the foundations for strengthening Union action on key aspects of health, leading to the creation of a European Health Union; stresses that sufficient resources should be allocated in particular for strategic material such as vaccines, treatments and medical devices and the implementation of the upcoming Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe, for facilitating cross-border mobility of patients and medical professionals, and increasing investments in medical research; underlines that sufficient resources should be allocated to the EU4Health Programme; points out that the strengthening of the competences of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), as provided in the new MFF, should be reflected in appropriate budgetary measures as of 2021, in addition to which the competences and the budget for the European Medicines Agency should be increased; points out that efficient joint public procurement can lead to significant savings in the budget of the Union and its Member States;
2020/07/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 40 #

2020/0000(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Stresses that it is imperative that the Union budget is given sufficient resources to be able to deliver on the high expectations in place for its role in achieving sustainable recovery and just transition to climate neutrality; emphasises the key role that the development of own resources can play in this regard; recalls the demands of Parliament to establish a basket of new own resources including plastics-based tax and inclusion of revenues from the EU ETS; stresses the need for the Union to significantly expand its basket of own resources;
2020/07/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 44 #

2020/0000(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. Emphasizes the need for a carbon border adjustment mechanism, which would ensure a level playing field in international trade, reduce the off-shoring of production and incorporate the costs of emission in the prices of imported goods; notes that various options to levy tax could include a carbon tax on selected products - both on imported and domestic products - or a new carbon customs duty or tax on imports that would lead to an increase in the share of own resources in the overall budget and importantly to the reduction of carbon leakage;
2020/07/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 6 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Citation 8 a (new)
- having regard to the European Commission Communication on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World's Forests of 23 July 2019 and the EU Forest Strategy of 20 September 2013;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 35 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Considers that we are facing an ecological emergency, which requires significant actions in Europe and beyond; calls on the Commission to place nature protection and restoration as a top priority in the European Green Deal alongside climate change;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 39 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 2
2. Expresses its concern that the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets will not be met with the current trajectory of biodiversity loss, and reiterates its calls on all Parties to step up their efforts; regrets that the EU is not on track to achieve its headline target of halting biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation by 2020; urges the Commission and Member States to commit to immediate, substantial and additional efforts on biodiversity conservation and restoration so as to meet the EU targets;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 42 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 3
3. Recalls that biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are key for achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement and strengthen EU’s resilience capacities toward climate change; recalls the importance of preserving biodiversity and nature based solutions for climate change mitigation; asks therefore for more coherence between the CBD and UNFCCC; calls on the Commission to better integrate biodiversity into its climate policies and ensure that EU climate funding is also used to protect and restore natural ecosystems as a way of achieving climate mitigation and adaptation;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 49 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Highlights that, according to scientific research1a, natural climate solutions (NCS) can provide over one- third of the cost-effective climate mitigation needed between now and 2030 to stabilise warming to below 2 °C; regrets, however, that despite the potential of NCS, land-based sequestration efforts receive only about 2.5% of the global climate mitigation budget; calls for an increased use of EU and international climate funding to protect and restore natural ecosystems as a way of achieving climate mitigation and adaptation; _________________ 1a https://www.pnas.org/content/114/44/1164 5
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 60 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 4
4. Welcomes, in this regard, the commitments, made by Ursula von der Leyen in the political guidelines for the next European Commission 2019-2024 and in the mission letter to the Commissioner for Environment and Oceans, to present a Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 as part of the European Green Deal, and her intention for the EU to lead the world at the 2020 Conference of the Parties to the CBD, as it did at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 87 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 12
12. Underlines the need to increase ambition and functioning for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework; calls on the Commission and Member States to strengthen the implementation mechanisms of the CBD, to actively pursue the development of clear performance indicators, tracking instruments and peer review/reporting mechanisms to improve the transparency and accountability for Parties and the overall effectiveness of the next Biodiversity Strategy Plan;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 92 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 13
13. Highlights that an international framework in the form of a legally binding agreement is needed to protect global biodiversity, to stop its current decline and to restore all aspects of biodiversity; believes that such a framework should have a clear goal and be based on specific, measurable including quantifiable, ambitious, realistic and time- bound targets and firm commitments, comprising of Nationally Determined Contributions for Biodiversity (NDCBs) and other appropriate instruments, financial commitments and improved capacity building assurances, as well as a 5-yearly monitoring and review mechanism, with an emphasis on an upward trajectory of ambition; highlights the need for regular reporting by the Parties and a harmonised collection and treatment of comparable and consistent data and indicators for a good monitoring process;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 113 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 16
16. Highlights the necessity of appropriate financing for biodiversity; underlines that biodiversity proofing in the next Multiannual Financial Framework and mainstreaming biodiversity across policy areas will have a significant and positive effect on reaching the 2050 Vision; calls on the Commission and the Council to set up a clear target for biodiversity mainstreaming of minimum 10% in the MFF that is additional to the spending on climate mainstreaming; emphasises also the need to establish a more transparent, comprehensive and stringent methodology for the tracking of biodiversity and climate expenditure; reiterates its calls to at least double the current funding of LIFE Programme; calls also for the phase out of harmful subsidies;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 126 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 17
17. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to promote the establishment of new international financial mechanisms for biodiversity conservation linked to the CBD; callsnotes that economic activities can be important drivers of global biodiversity decline and loss of natural capital; calls therefore on businesses and financial organisations to make and share strong commitments and contributions to biodiversity, including by biodiversity-proofing their activities, and highlights the importance of leveraging private financing initiatives in this regard; regrets the inconsistency of data set on finance flows for biodiversity that come from domestic and international public and private sources, that puts at risk the tracking and reporting systems and negatively affects any potential reform;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 137 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 19 a (new)
19 a. Points out that international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the UN Environment Program and the OECD agree that environmental taxation is an essential tool in addressing environmental challenges such as biodiversity loss; welcomes initiatives such as the Green Fiscal Policy Network of the UN Environmental Programme and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to facilitate knowledge sharing and dialogue on green fiscal reform; draws attention to the Aichi target 3 and the need of positive incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity as well as on SDG 15 and the need to mobilise and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems; highlights therefore the potential of fair environmental taxation that is in line with the polluter pays principle as a way to reduce damage to the environment and generate financial resources for nature protection; calls on the EU and its Member States to increase the use of environmental taxation;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 151 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 21
21. Notes however the negative impact of intensive agriculture and pesticide use on biodiversity; calls ontherefore on the Commission and the Parties to undertake strong commitments towards sustainable agriculture and forestry, including requirements for the sustainable use of plant protection products and their reduction as well as strategies to ensure the protection of soil and habitats; calls on the Commission to propose an ambitious EU-wide binding target for the reduction of pesticide use and on the Commission, Member States and regional governments to increase support to the agriculture and forestry sectors in the transition to sustainable practices;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 160 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 21 a (new)
21 a. Recalls that according to the Communication of the Commission on Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World's Forests, forests are indispensable for our Planet’s life-support systems, covering 30% of the Earth’s land area and hosting 80% of its biodiversity; stresses that deforestation is a major cause of biodiversity decline; expresses its concern on the impact of EU consumption on deforestation as the EU is the final consumer of 10% of the products associated with deforestation; calls on the Commission to propose a comprehensive set of measures to reduce the EU consumption footprint on land, including legislation that ensures deforestation-free supply chains;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 188 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 24 a (new)
24 a. Points out that conservation and protected areas are necessary to safeguard biodiversity, and the benefits that humans derive from nature as well as for combatting climate change; calls on the EU to push during the negotiations for an increased level of ambition with 30 percent of the planet to be protected by 2030 and potentially having half the planet protected by 2050, thereby going beyond the Aichi Biodiversity Targets of protecting 17 percent of terrestrial and inland water areas and 10 percent of coastal and marine areas by 2020;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 194 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 25
25. Recalls the importance of innovation, research and development in order to achieve the objectives of the 2050 Vision; calls on the Commission and the Council to increase the budget allocation for Horizon Europe to 120 billion in the next MFF, to benefit in particular the cluster on natural resources, and to launch a mission on protection and restoration of biodiversity within Horizon Europe; calls on the Parties to focus in particular on the links between biodiversity preservation and benefits to human health and economic well-being, and to coordinate data collection measures;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 202 #
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 205 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 28
28. Stresses that capacity building and awareness-raising are key for a successful implementation and to create greater understanding of the importance of biodiversity; therefore welcomes the COP14 decision which invites parties, other governments, and donors in a position to do so, to provide financial resources for capacity building, technical assistance, and technology transfer;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 210 #

2019/2824(RSP)


Paragraph 30 a (new)
30 a. Considers that transformative changes in societies are needed to tackle climate change, degradation of the environment and loss of biodiversity; stresses the importance of following the principle of a just transition ensuring that the process is inclusive and equitable;
2019/11/11
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 20 #

2019/2804(RSP)

Draft motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas health systems need to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency, equitable access and sustainability of health services and long-term care, deliver seamless care across services and providers, and deliver improvements that matter to patients and their changing care needsand growing health and care needs, well-being and quality of life;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 22 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Recital C
C. whereas innovative digital solutions for health and care can boost health and quality of life of citizensprevention of diseases and promotion of healthy lifestyles, improve citizens’ quality of life and enable more efficient ways of organiszing and delivering health and care services;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 26 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Recital F
F. whereas patients’ expectations are rising, and there is a need for an empowerment of citizens regarding their health through user-centred services and more ways for people to interact with health services and health professionals;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 35 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Commission communication on enabling the digital transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market which aims to promote health, prevent and control disease, help address pacitizents’ unmet needs, represent an opportunity to improve the sustainability of health systems and make it easier for citizens to have equal access to high quality care through the meaningful use of digital innovations;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 44 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 3
3. Is of the opinion that the digital transformation of health and care needs to be patient-centredsupport citizen-centred services as well as empowering citizens to play a more active role in disease prevention and promotion of health, as well in health and care services, answering the needs of citizen;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 52 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Stresses that the future of digital health will need to develop secure and effective anonymization and pseudonymization techniques enabling sensible data to be used in health research;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 57 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Stresses that a Commission proposal on sharing information and data governance is necessary to tackle the implications for national health systems;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 70 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 10
10. Calls on the Commission to continue promoting the cooperation of Member States’ health authorities to connect to the eHealth digital infrastructure in order to extend its use to also cover the interoperability of Member States’ electronic record systems by supporting the development and adoption of a European electronic health record exchange format, taking into account the Union’s multilingualism as well as user with disabilities;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 84 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 19
19. Calls on the Commission together with the Member States to proceed with the testing of specific applications for cross-border health data exchange for research and health policy to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases in order to help health systems to meet current and future challenges;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 90 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 21
21. Believes that the development of a shared frameworkstandards to harmonise the collection of health data, storage and use in the EU could improve the quality of research and health services provided to citizens, also facilitation universal access;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 99 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 23
23. Considers that digital healthcare tools are well positioned tocould address challenges of accessibility to health information and health literacy, both essential for health promotion, better disease prevention and more effective disease management; considers that these tools, when built with the contribution of the appropriate health professionals and civil society users, allow for more accuracy and completeness of information enabling the promotion of healthy habits and prevention activities, as well as the support to decisions in health and patient adherence to treatments.
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 103 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 24
24. Stresses the importance of person- centred approaches to organising health and care, including by using digital solutions and tools which have a great potential in improving the quality, equity and sustainability of health services but also people’s health and well- being;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 109 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 25
25. Calls on the Commission to work with relevant actors, especially national health systems, to support more cooperation across borders and enlarge the deployment of digitally enabled care models;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 113 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 26
26. Calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure that health professionals improve the necessary competences and skills to collect, analyse and protect health data;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 115 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 27
27. Calls on the Commission to work with Member States and regions to develop networks to educate citizens in the use of digital healthcare, enabling universal and equitable access; considers that, in order to achieve that goal, there is a need to improve systems’ interoperability and users skills, with the highest possible protection of sensitive data with tools and mechanisms provided by the public health systems;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 117 #

2019/2804(RSP)


Paragraph 27 a (new)
27a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure that all measures to improve citizens digital skills and access to and use of their health data take into consideration sensitive groups such as older citizens, info- excluded people and people with disabilities;
2019/11/18
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 1 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Citation 12
— having regard to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report entitled ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’, its fifth assessment report (AR5) and its synthesis report, and the Global Commission on Adaptation’ report on Adaptation (GCA), the IPCC special report on Climate Change and Land, and the IPCC special report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 8 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Citation 15 a (new)
- having regard to the Solidarity and Just Transition Silesia Declaration, signed at the side lines of the COP24 climate conference,
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 24 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas climate change disproportionately affects developing countries, despite developing countries emitting far less CO2 than developed countries;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 69 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 7
7. Stresses that the IPBES 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL), the IPCC special report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) and the Global Commission on Adaptation’ report on Adaptation (GCA) recognises climate change as one of the main direct drivers of biodiversity loss during the past 50 yearsand land degradation, and underlines that its negative effects on nature and biodiversity, eco-systems services, oceans and food security are projected to become increasingly important in the next decades;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 81 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 8
8. Calls on all Parties to contribute constructively to the process to be put in place towards 2020 when NDCs need to be updated so as to ensure their compatibility with the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement; acknowledges that current pledges are not yet sufficient to reach the goals of the Agreement; stresses, therefore, that global GHG emissions should peak as soon as possible and that all Parties, especially the EU and all G20 nations, should step up their efforts and update their NDCs by 2020; early 2020 as the Paris Agreement foresees;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 93 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 10
10. Calls on the country holding the EU Presidency and the Commission to submit to the UNFCCC as soon as possible the Union’s long-term strategy to reach domestic net-zero emissions inas early as possible and the latest by 2050; stresses that in order to reach domestic net- zero GHG emissions in 2050 in the most cost- efficient manner, and in order to avoid relying on carbon removal technologies that would entail significant risks for ecosystems, biodiversity and food security, the 2030 ambition level will need to be raised; believes it to be of the utmost importanceregrets that the UN Climate Summit was a missed opportunity for the EUnion to send a clear message during the UN Climate Summit in September 2019 that it stands ready to enhance its contribution tot higher ambitions and show leadership for the achievement of the Paris Agreement.;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 103 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 11
11. Supports an update of the Union’s NDC; calls, therefore, on EU leaders to support an increase in the level of ambition of the Union’s NDC with an economy-wide target of 55 % domestic GHG emission reductions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels; calls, therefore, on EU leaders to support an increase in the level of ambition of the Union’s NDC; considers that this is to be done in combination with enshrining in EU law the target to reach carbon neutrality as soon as possible and at the latest by 2050; calls also on other global economies to update their NDCs to bring about global effects;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 108 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Stresses that in order to reach the Paris Agreement objectives, we need concrete implementing measures and enforcement at national and EU level;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 109 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 11 b (new)
11b. Emphasises that all climate policies have to be pursued following the principle of a just transition, in close cooperation with civil society and social partners; believes, therefore, that strengthened social partnership and civil society engagement at national and EU level is a necessary condition to achieve carbon-neutrality of all sectors of society in a fair, inclusive and socially sustainable manner; is of the opinion that nature-based solutions, the restoration and conservation of ecosystems and biological diversity is vital as enabler of climate change mitigation and adaptation;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 121 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 13
13. Recognises the achievements of the COP24 in Katowice, which reinforced the momentum for climate action, and with the completion of the Paris Agreement Work Program (the Katowice Rulebook), delivered operational guidance for the Paris Agreement; notes however, that some unfinished business from Katowice must be completed at COP25, namely on Article 6 mechanisms; considers in addition that several implementation decisions will need to be taken at COP25, specifically in the areas of mitigation, adaptation, transparency and support; looks forward to a successful outcome of the Review of the Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage at COP25 as well as the outcomes on the negotiations on the Gender Action Plan at COP25; recognises that there will be further discussions to agree common timeframes at COP25;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 129 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 15
15. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to advocate for strict and robust international rules relating to Article 6 of the Paris Agreement to prevent loopholes in accounting or double counting of emission reductions; expresses concern at the potential use towards NDC targets of units issued under the Kyoto Protocol as this would seriously deteriorate the environmental integrity of the future mechanisms established under Article 6; supports a share of proceeds from the Article 6 mechanism(s) going towards supporting the underfunded Adaptation Fund;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 146 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 19
19. Reiterates that adaptation action is an inevitable necessity for all countries if they are to minimise negative effects of climate change and make full use of the opportunities for climate-resilient growth and sustainable development; stresses the need to develop systems and tools to keep track of progress and effectiveness of national adaptation plans and actions; calls on Member States to strengthen their national energy and climate plans and bring them in line with the Paris Agreement goals;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 148 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Recognises that climate change is not a localised challenge and that climatic impacts outside the EU have implications within the EU as well; for instance, hurricanes, droughts, floods and forest fires have the potential to impact EU food and water security, as well as the supply chains of services and goods; calls on the Commission and the Member States to prioritise scaling-up international climate finance for adaptation, to equal climate finance for mitigation, and also provide climate finance for loss and damage;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 160 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 21 a (new)
21a. Stresses the importance of the replenishment process of the Green Climate Fund and encourages Member States to at least double their contributions for the initial resource mobilisation in USD value;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 161 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 21 b (new)
21b. Stresses the importance of operationalising the global goal on adaptation and of mobilising major new funds for adaptation in developing countries; calls for the EU and its Member States to commit to a significant increase in the adaptation finance they provide; recognises the need for progress also on the issue of loss and damage, for which additional resources should be raised through innovative sources of public finance using the Warsaw International Mechanism;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 165 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 22
22. Stresses that the EU’s budget should be coherent with its international commitments on sustainable development and with its mid- and long-term climate and energy targets and should not be counterproductive to these targets or hampering their implementation; calls therefore on the Commission to put forward, where applicable, harmonised and binding rules on climate and biodiversity proofing of EU investments; calls on the European Investment Bank to put a rapid end to lending to fossil fuel projects and asks the EU Member States to end all export credit guarantees to fossil fuel projects; calls for specific public guarantees in favour of green investments, labels and fiscal advantages for green investment funds and for issuing green bonds;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 182 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 23 a (new)
23a. Reminds the parties of the need to allocate sufficient resources to move from commitments to actions and to implement the necessary measures to achieve the Paris Agreement objectives; supports the new momentum for introducing a carbon adjustment mechanism at the European borders for imports to the EU in order to create a level playing field of international trade and avoid carbon leakage; calls, therefore, on the European Commission and the Member States to introduce a fair and progressive carbon taxation as soon as possible;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 187 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 23 b (new)
23b. Underlines that in the course of the sustainable energy transition, the problem of energy poverty needs to be tackled by strengthened energy consumers’ rights and information, enhanced energy efficiency measures in buildings, especially for low-income households, and through social policies;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 188 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 23 c (new)
23c. Believes that democratisation of the energy system is crucial for the sustainable energy transition to be successful; calls, therefore, on improving citizens’ rights and abilities to participate in the production of safe and clean energy;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 192 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 24
24. Expresses its satisfaction with the growing global mobilisation of an ever- broader range of non-state actors committed to climate action with concrete and measurable deliverables; highlights the critical role of civil society, the private sector and sub-state governments in pressurising and driving public opinion and state action; and in sharing knowledge and best practices on the development and implementation of mitigation and adaptation measures; calls on the EU, the Member States and all Parties to stimulate, facilitate and engage with non-state actors, who increasingly become frontrunners in the fight against climate change;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 195 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 24 a (new)
24a. Stresses in this light also the role of the private sector, including corporations and the financial markets, to contribute to sustainability goals: welcomes the efforts to introduce legislation on the sustainability of finance and urges the Commission to introduce transparency and accountability for investee companies, especially when it comes to undermining sustainability and human rights in developing countries;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 204 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 26 a (new)
26a. Emphasises that young people and future generations bear the disproportionate burden of climate consequences; demands, therefore, better inclusion in climate policy decision- making of young people at local, regional, national and EU level;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 221 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 28
28. Regrets that the transport sector, especially the aviation and maritime sectors, is the only sector in which emissions have grown since 1990; stresses that this is not compatible with long-term sustainable development, which instead requires reductions in emissions from all sectors of society at a great and faster rate; recalls that the transport sector will need to be fully decarbonised by 2050; notes that the Commission’s analysis shows that the current global targets and measures envisaged by the International Maritime Organisation and the International Civil Aviation Organisation respectively, even if fully implemented, fall short of the necessary emissions reductions, and that significant further action consistent with the economy-wide objective of net-zero emissions is needed; considers that in order to ensure the consistency of NDCs with the economy-wide commitments required by the Paris Agreement, Parties should be encouraged to include emissions from international shipping and aviation and to agree and implement measures at international, regional and national level to address emissions from these sectors;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 223 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 29
29. Expresses concern about the level of ambition of ICAO’s Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) given the ongoing work on the standards and recommended practices meant to implement the scheme from 2019; stresses that further dilution of the CORSIA scheme is unacceptable; calls upon the Commission and the Member States to do their utmost in strengthening CORSIA’s provisions and in supporting the adoption of a long-term goal to significantly reduce in-sector emissions of the aviation sector; in this vein also points to the necessity to address non-carbon GHG from aviation in any European or international scheme;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 243 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 32
32. Notes that approximately 60 % of the world’s methane is emitted by sources such as agriculture, landfills and wastewater, and the production and pipeline transport of fossil fuels; recalls that methane is a potent GHG with a 100- year global warming potential, 28 times more powerful than CO2 ; reminds the Commission of its legal obligation to explore as soon as possible policy options for rapidly addressing methane emissions as part of a Union strategic plan for methane, and to present legislative proposals to Parliament and the Council to that effect;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 259 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 33
33. Strongly supports the continuation and further strengthening of the Union’s political outreach and climate diplomacy, which is essential for raising the profile of climate action in partner countries and global public opinion; encourages the Commission and the Member States to approach EU climate diplomacy in a holistic manner by incorporating the interlinkages between climate change and the following areas: sustainable development, agriculture, conflict resolution, migration and humanitarian concerns in order to facilitate the global transition towards net zero emissions, climate resilience, sustainable development and food and water security.
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 262 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 33 a (new)
33a. Calls upon the Commission and the Member States to make use of all available instruments (e.g. international negotiations, trade and regional agreements, international partnerships) to help promote and foster cooperation in the global transition towards net zero emissions, climate resilience, sustainable development and food and water security;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 271 #

2019/2712(RSP)


Paragraph 35
35. Stresses the need to mainstream climate ambition into all EU policies, including trade policy; calls on the Commission to ensure that all new trade and investment agreements signed by the EU are fully compatible with the Paris Agreement and that environmental and climate provisions are legally binding and enforceable; asks the Commission to carry out and publish a comprehensive assessment of the consistency of the existing and forthcoming agreements with the Paris Agreement;
2019/10/07
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 3 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Points to the need to ensure that sufficient resources are allocated in the 2021 budget to allow the Union to rapidly take the concrete actions needed to address the climate and environment emergency; insists that the next budget should help the Union to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement, shoul and be fully aligned with the objectives of limiting global warming to under 1.5 °C, and should contribute to reversing the decline in biodiversity; underlines in this regard also the importance of effective climate and biodiversity proofing of the budget;
2020/02/24
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 12 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Recital C
C. whereas women remain under- represented in leadership positions and devote more time than men to unpaid housework and care, while being overrepresented in low-paid industries such as social work, caring work, educational and service work, whereas they devote more time than men to unpaid housework and care; whereas special measures are required to support women, namely women returning to the job market after a long break in order to increase their potential on the labour market;
2020/02/21
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 14 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Recital C
C. whereas women remain under- represented in leadership positions and devote more time than men to unpaid housework and care; Stresses that resources supporting women´s empowerment through digital inclusion could lead to advancing equality in the digital age, whereas ´A Europe Fit for the Digital Age´ should integrate gender mainstreaming;
2020/02/21
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 19 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Emphasises that in addition to achieving the Union’s climate and environmental ambitions, sufficient resources should be allocated for achieving a just transition; Stresses that the resources for achieving just transition should not be to the detriment of other EU programmes.
2020/02/24
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 21 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Recital D
D. whereas the Commission should maintain sufficient funding levels for programmes aimed at supporting women’s rights, such as the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) Programme, with a special focus on non-discrimination instruments and the prevention of gender- based violence; Stresses the position of the European Parliament in favour of a specific earmarking for actions preventing and combating all forms of gender-based violence and promoting the full implementation of the Istanbul Convention in the Rights and Values programme;
2020/02/21
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 27 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Welcomes the fact that Heading II “Cohesion and Values” the proposed MFF focuses on gender equality, with special funds being allocated to promote women’s equality and combat violence against women; regrets lack of such an approach across all seven headings;
2020/02/21
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 31 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Calls for appropriate funding to advance LGBTI equality and to facilitate the implementation of the upcoming EU LGBTI strategy;
2020/02/21
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 52 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls for spending on gender equality to be traced and for proper indicators, impact assessments and a dedicated methodology to be established, particularly as regards the fight against gender-based discrimination, violence, sexual harassment and women’s access to sexual and reproductive health and rights; calls for relevant accountability and transparency mechanisms, as well as reporting of the outcomes, to be developed and applied to improve the process of gender mainstreaming and the efficiency of the programmes implemented;
2020/02/21
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 53 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Underlines that all areas of the budget need to contribute to the overall goals of the European Green Deal and the UN Sustainable Development Goals; recalls in this context the importance of the introduction of a Just Transition Fund to address societal, socio-economic and environmental impacts on workers and communities adversely affected by the transition from coal and carbon dependence, and. Underlines the need to preserve a fair methodology on the allocation of fund in order to guarantee a geographical balance among the regions and territories; calls for solid financing of the fund;
2020/02/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 58 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Highlights that adequate resources should be allocated in the 2021 budget for the drawing-up and implementation of the future European plan to fight cancer; stresses that sufficient funding should also be allocated to tackle rare and non- communicable diseases, with special focus on research and prevention, as well as on fighting antimicrobial resistance; Stresses that resources allocated to ´A Europe Fit for the Digital Age´ should lead to an efficient, accessible and sustainable digital European Health Data Space where privacy, security, safety and accuracy of health data are guaranteed and where the control of personal health data stays with the European citizens.
2020/02/24
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 65 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Calls for the EU to increase the budget allocation for civil society organisations that promote women’s rights in Europe and the Global South; Points to the need to earmark sufficient resources in the 2021 budget for the implementation of the European Gender equality strategy 2020-2024;
2020/02/21
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 69 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Underlines that the latest plans of the Council on the overall spending is not satisfactory and demand an increase of budget in line with the ambitious political goals to manage the climate and digital transition; reiterates the need to reform the EU own resources system, aiming at mitigating the predominance of GNI contributions from member states; stresses the need for an ambitious draft budget, in particular for new programmes such as the Digital Europe Programme, which need to become operational as soon as possible in order to help make the EU more competitive;
2020/02/20
Committee: ITRE
Amendment 69 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Emphasises the need to ensure sufficient resources for the drawing up and implementation of the zero-pollution action plan for water, air and soil;
2020/02/24
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 71 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Points to the importance of ensuring that sufficient financial resources are allocated in the 2021 budget to ensure adequate funding for the Union agencies, enabling them to fulfil their mandate and execute their tasks under the conditions of sustainable and predictable budgetary allocation; recalls in this regard also the current funding structure of ECHA.
2020/02/24
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 71 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Stresses a need of allocating appropriate resources to implement a pilot project on gender budgeting within the EU institutions to build capacity amongst decision- and policy-makers;
2020/02/21
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 78 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. 1. Recalls the important role played by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)IGE, and the need for a consolidated budget for collecting gender- segregated data and acquiring expertise in the area of gender equality;, calls for the EIGE’s budget, staff establishment plan and independence to be kept stable.
2020/02/21
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 80 #

2019/2213(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Urges for a mid-term review in the proposed MFF (2021-2027) to ensure that spending priorities remain relevant; regrets that mid-term revision of MFF for 2014-2020 failed to include a review of gender mainstreaming;
2020/02/21
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 85 #

2019/2209(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas the European Parliament rejects the use of force or the threat of force in the resolution of conflicts and shares the EU’s commitment to supporting the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of all EaP countries within their internationally recognised borders, in accordance with international law, norms and principles; including in the conflicts to which Russia is a party;
2020/03/25
Committee: AFET
Amendment 98 #

2019/2209(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
Fa. whereas the European Parliament fully supports the efforts of Minsk Group co-chairs to achieve progress in the search for a political, equitable, and lasting settlement of the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh; whereas this process continues to be based on the principles of territorial integrity, non-use of force, non- threat use of force and equal rights and self-determination as enshrined in the Helsinki Final Act;
2020/03/25
Committee: AFET
Amendment 215 #

2019/2209(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point h a (new)
(ha) note the significant political changes that have been witnessed in Armenia with the Velvet Revolution in 2018; welcome the strong democratic mandate that the new Government received at the December 2018 elections and its clear agenda against corruption and aimed at improving the rule of law; express concern about the rushed procedure in Armenia to initiate changes in the constitution that might jeopardise the independence of the country’s constitutional court; call on the Armenian authorities to request and consider the opinion of the Venice Commission on this matter; the Commission to take this opportunity to explore ways in which Armenia can pursue its European integration agenda beyond the limits of CEPA;
2020/03/25
Committee: AFET
Amendment 248 #

2019/2209(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point j a (new)
(ja) propose for a more comprehensive and enlarged strategic format Trio + 1 with the inclusion of Armenia to be explored - based on the principles and positions reaffirmed in the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership agreement between Armenia and the European Union; acknowledge the importance of ensuring that accommodations are made for Armenia as part of any efforts to create more ambitious platforms for the associated partners, in light of the significant democratic lead that Armenia boasts of the three non-associated partners;
2020/03/25
Committee: AFET
Amendment 338 #

2019/2209(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point q
(q) extend to other associated partnerEaP countries the approach employed by the EU in its efforts to support the recovery of the Ukrainian economy, including by means of tailored and flexible macro-financial assistance and instruments and engagement and coordination of international financial institutions and donors, and by improving the environment for foreign direct investment (FDI);
2020/03/25
Committee: AFET
Amendment 1 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 a (new)
– having regard to the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 3 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 3 a (new)
– having regard to the FRA Fundamental Rights Reports of 2018 and 2019,
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 4 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 3 b (new)
– having regard to the FRA paper "Civil society space: views of organisations" as well as the FRA report "Challenges facing civil society organisations working on human rights in the EU"
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 30 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 15 a (new)
– having regard to Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin,
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 32 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 15 b (new)
– having regard to Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation,
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 33 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 15 c (new)
– having regard to Council Framework Decision 2008/913/JHA of 28 November 2008 on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law,
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 48 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 23 a (new)
– having regard to its resolution of 12 February 2019 on the need for a strengthened post–2020 Strategic EU Framework for National Roma Inclusion Strategies and stepping up the fight against anti-Gypsyism1a, __________________ 1a Texts adopted, P8_TA(2019)0075
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 52 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 23 b (new)
– having regard to its resolution of 1 June 2017 on combating anti-semitism1a, __________________ 1a Texts adopted, P8_TA(2017)0243
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 53 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 23 c (new)
– having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1367/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 September 2006 on the application of the provisions of the Aarhus Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters to Community institutions and bodies,
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 112 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the EU is not merely a monetary union, but also a social one, as enshrinvalue based one; whereas Article 2 of the TEU states that the EU is founded ion the Charter, the European Convention on Hvalues of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the primacy of law and human Rrights, the European Social Charter and the European Pillar of Social Rightsincluding the rights of persons belonging to minorities – values which are shared by all the Member States and which must be upheld and actively promoted by the EU and each Member State individually in all their policies, both internally and externally in a consistent way;
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 115 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas Article 17 of the TEU states that the Commission must ensure the application of the Treaties; whereas a refusal by a Member State to fully uphold EU law, the separation of powers, the independence of the judiciary and the predictability of state actions is undermining the credibility of the EU as a legal area;
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 128 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A b (new)
Ab. whereas the EU is also a social union, as enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, the European Social Charter and the European Pillar of Social Rights;
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 134 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A c (new)
Ac. whereas we see increased violation of rights related to equality, freedoms and justice; 1a whereas “today we see not only human rights violations, but the rejection of human rights protection systems as a whole” 1b __________________ 1a FRA Fundamental Rights Report 2019 1bFundamental Rights Forum 2018, Chair´s Statement, 23/10/2018 https://fra.europa.eu/sites/default/files/fra _uploads/fra-2018-frf-2018-chair- statement_en.pdf
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 138 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A d (new)
Ad. whereas violence against women continues and includes physical, psychological and sexual violence; whereas initiatives as #Metoo are important; whereas women are still discriminated at the labour market and a woman only makes around 84 percent of a man's salary;
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 143 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A e (new)
Ae. whereas there is a serious backlash of LGBTI-rights, even to the extent that "LGBTI-free zones" are introduced.
2020/02/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 163 #

2019/2199(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas Roma women are particularly affected as regards women’s rights and often face exacerbated forms of verbal, physical, psychological and racial harassment in reproductive health care settings, as has found to be the case in Bulgaria19 ; whereas Roma have also experienced in that Member State, ethnic segregation in maternal health care facilities, and are placed in segregated rooms with segregated bathrooms and eating facilities20 ; whe