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1995/0221(COD) Postal services: common rules for the development of the services and improvement of quality of service

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Former Responsible Committee TRAN SIMPSON Brian (icon: PES PES)
Former Responsible Committee TRAN SIMPSON Brian (icon: PES PES)
Former Committee Opinion BUDG
Former Committee Opinion ECON BILLINGHAM Angela Theodora (icon: PES PES)
Former Committee Opinion JURI COT Jean-Pierre (icon: PES PES)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC before Amsterdam E 057-p2, EC before Amsterdam E 066, EC before Amsterdam E 100A

Events

2002/11/25
   EC - Follow-up document
1998/01/21
   Final act published in Official Journal
1997/12/15
   CSL - Final act signed
1997/12/15
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
1997/12/01
   CSL - Decision by Council, 3rd reading
1997/12/01
   CSL - Council Meeting
1997/11/19
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, 3rd reading
1997/11/19
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 3rd reading
Documents
1997/11/12
   EP - Report tabled for plenary by Parliament delegation to Conciliation Committee, 3rd reading
1997/11/12
   EP - Report tabled for plenary, 3rd reading
Documents
1997/11/07
   CSL/EP - Joint text approved by Conciliation Committee co-chairs
Documents
1997/11/07
   EP/CSL - Joint text approved by Conciliation Committee co-chairs
Documents
1997/11/06
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1997/11/06
   EP/CSL - Formal meeting of Conciliation Committee
1997/11/06
   EP/CSL - Final decision by Conciliation Committee
1997/11/03
   CSL - Parliament's amendments rejected by Council
1997/11/03
   CSL - Council Meeting
1997/10/20
   EC - Commission opinion on Parliament's position at 2nd reading
1997/09/16
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, 2nd reading
1997/09/16
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 2nd reading
Documents
1997/09/15
   EP - Debate in Parliament
Details

The rapporteur welcomed the fact that the directive provided for a large enough reserved area and recalled that the real objective of liberalisation had to be to improve the services provided. As for the common position, Mr Simpson stated that a number of technical improvements had been made but added that a solution was still needed to one outstanding issue, namely terminal dues. Commissioner Bangemann also welcomed the fact that the liberalisation principle had been accepted and that a timetable had been decided. He was keen to continue the work so that, within the framework of reasonable deregulation, the postal service would become an important part of the information society.

1997/09/04
   EP - Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
1997/09/04
   EP - Vote in committee, 2nd reading
1997/09/04
   EP - Committee recommendation tabled for plenary, 2nd reading
Documents
1997/06/04
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1997/05/29
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 2nd reading
1997/05/06
   EC - Commission communication on Council's position
1997/04/29
   CSL - Council position
1997/04/29
   CSL - Council position published
Documents
1997/04/29
   CSL - Council Meeting
1996/07/31
   EC - Modified legislative proposal
1996/07/31
   EC - Modified legislative proposal published
1996/06/27
   CSL - Debate in Council
Documents
1996/06/27
   CSL - Council Meeting
1996/06/12
   CofR - Committee of the Regions: opinion
1996/05/09
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
1996/05/09
   EP - Debate in Parliament
Details

The rapporteur, Mr SIMPSON (PSE, UK), focused mainly on the social role of the postal services, pointing out that this was the reason why it was essential to provide a postal service for all users, no matter whether they lived in the outlying regions or in the major cities. With a view to ensuring the proper functioning of the universal service, it was necessary to identify those services that had to be maintained in the reserved sector. Fearing that the proposal in question would have disastrous consequences for the more remote regions, the rapporteur expressed his opposition to the privatisation of this sector, since people were anxious to protect the public postal service. In his address Commissioner Bangemann pointed out that the Commission was not against the public service. For the Commission, the introduction of competition was not an objective in itself but rather a means for improving the quality of the service provided. With this in mind, the Commission planned to adopt a prudent approach that would follow a middle line between harmonisation and deregulation in order to achieve a state of controlled liberalisation. He concluded by citing the examples of Sweden and Finland, where deregulation had helped improve the quality of the public service.

1996/05/09
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
1996/04/09
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1996/04/09
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1996/03/28
   ESC - Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
1996/03/25
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
1996/03/25
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
1996/03/25
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
1996/03/22
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1996/03/21
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1996/03/21
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1996/02/22
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
1995/12/21
   EP - COT Jean-Pierre (PES) appointed as rapporteur in JURI
1995/12/11
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
1995/11/27
   CSL - Resolution/conclusions adopted by Council
Details

The Council held a policy debate on the proposal for a directive, concentrating on two central issues: the definition of a universal postal service and the delimitation of the reserved sector. It also discussed the draft communication. At the close of its discussions the Council adopted the following conclusions: ‘The Council reiterates that in its Resolution of 7 February 1994 it invited the Commission to propose, before 1 July 1994, the measures necessary for the realisation of the objectives identified, with a view to implementing without delay a Community policy on postal services, and in particular measures relating to universal service, services that can be reserved, and standardisation. It notes that on 26 July 1995 the Commission accordingly adopted an overall approach consisting of the abovementioned draft communication and a proposal for a directive based on Article 100a, providing for a harmonised framework for the postal sector. The Council hopes to arrive at an agreed common position under the auspices of the Italian Presidency. It observes that the communication envisaged by the Commission is not in itself binding but is a document in which it announces the guidelines it intends to follow in applying the Treaty’s competition rules to the postal sector. It therefore requests the Commission to take the utmost account of the Council’s comments, especially on the need to ensure, for the sake of transparency and legal certainty, that: - the definitions and concepts used in the communication, in the proposal for a directive or in other relevant Community provisions are consistent with one another; - the notice is published in the Official Journal at the same time as the Directive and in any case before the end of 1996. It emphasises that these conclusions are without prejudice to the positions of the Member States on the form and content of the Commission communication’.

1995/11/27
   CSL - Council Meeting
1995/11/27
   EP - BILLINGHAM Angela Theodora (PES) appointed as rapporteur in ECON
1995/07/26
   EC - Legislative proposal
1995/07/26
   EC - Legislative proposal published
1994/07/26
   EP - SIMPSON Brian (PES) appointed as rapporteur in TRAN
1994/07/26
   EP - SIMPSON Brian (PES) appointed as rapporteur in TRAN
1994/06/20
   all - Additional information

Documents

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    • date: 1996-05-09T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=19960509&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament summary: The rapporteur, Mr SIMPSON (PSE, UK), focused mainly on the social role of the postal services, pointing out that this was the reason why it was essential to provide a postal service for all users, no matter whether they lived in the outlying regions or in the major cities. With a view to ensuring the proper functioning of the universal service, it was necessary to identify those services that had to be maintained in the reserved sector. Fearing that the proposal in question would have disastrous consequences for the more remote regions, the rapporteur expressed his opposition to the privatisation of this sector, since people were anxious to protect the public postal service. In his address Commissioner Bangemann pointed out that the Commission was not against the public service. For the Commission, the introduction of competition was not an objective in itself but rather a means for improving the quality of the service provided. With this in mind, the Commission planned to adopt a prudent approach that would follow a middle line between harmonisation and deregulation in order to achieve a state of controlled liberalisation. He concluded by citing the examples of Sweden and Finland, where deregulation had helped improve the quality of the public service.
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    • date: 1997-04-29T00:00:00 type: Council position published body: CSL docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=5633%2F97&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 05633/1/1997 summary:
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    • date: 1997-09-15T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=19970915&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament summary: The rapporteur welcomed the fact that the directive provided for a large enough reserved area and recalled that the real objective of liberalisation had to be to improve the services provided. As for the common position, Mr Simpson stated that a number of technical improvements had been made but added that a solution was still needed to one outstanding issue, namely terminal dues. Commissioner Bangemann also welcomed the fact that the liberalisation principle had been accepted and that a timetable had been decided. He was keen to continue the work so that, within the framework of reasonable deregulation, the postal service would become an important part of the information society.
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