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1995/2058(INI) Annual report on progress in the field of common foreign and security policy (Article J.7, Treaty on European Union)

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead AFET MATUTES JUAN Abel (icon: PPE PPE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 118

Events

1995/06/19
   Final act published in Official Journal
1995/05/18
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, single reading
1995/05/18
   EP - Decision by Parliament
Documents
1995/05/18
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
1995/05/15
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
1995/04/25
   EP - Debate in Parliament
Details

Mr MATUTES, quoting Article D of the Treaty on European Union, complained that the Council had not presented a specific report on the CFSP. The first assessment of the CFSP was not satisfactory: the most obvious failures were the war in the former Yugoslavia and the genocide in Rwanda. He thus called for more effective implementation of the CFSP. It was essential above all to find the political will to achieve positive results, such as the Pact for Stability in Europe. As regards food and economic aid, the Union’s significant commitments meant that it had already surpassed the other major powers. Other progress included the reduction in the number of cases where unanimity was required in Council votes, given that positive abstention was already a qualifier. Ensuring democracy, respect for human rights and the protection of minorities were also key objectives of the CFSP, while preventive diplomacy was the most effective weapon in peaceful conflict resolution. Among the objectives of the 1996 IGC he emphasised the importance of: - the insertion of a mutual assistance clause, based on Article 5 of the WEO Treaty, for the defence of the Union’s external borders; - the revision of paragraph 3 of Article J.4 of the Treaty on European Union (on defence policy) to clarify the relations between the Union and the WEO; - an interinstitutional agreement on the application of Article J.7 and the financing of the CFSP to take account of the EP’s demands; - the creation of a risk assessment centre. Mr LAMASSOURE stipulated that the Council’s annual report on all areas of the Union would soon be forwarded to Parliament and that, beyond the current experimental period, he agreed with the rapporteur that the number of votes for which unanimity was required should be reduced. He also proposed the establishment of a joint diplomatic executive under the auspices of the Council. Mr VAN DEN BROEK was in favour of doing away with unanimity in the Council and establishing structured dialogue with Parliament on the CFSP. The vote was postponed to 18 May.

1995/04/12
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
1995/04/12
   EP - Vote in committee
1995/04/12
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary
Documents
1995/03/17
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
Documents
1995/02/10
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1995/01/27
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1995/01/27
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
1994/11/23
   EP - MATUTES JUAN Abel (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in AFET

Documents

  • Text adopted by Parliament, single reading: OJ C 151 19.06.1995, p. 0170-0223
  • Text adopted by Parliament, single reading: T4-0235/1995
  • Decision by Parliament: T4-0235/1995
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: OJ C 126 22.05.1995, p. 0004
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: A4-0083/1995
  • Committee report tabled for plenary: A4-0083/1995
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE211.241/AM
  • Committee draft report: PE211.241/B
  • Committee draft report: PE211.241
  • Committee draft report: PE211.241/A
  • Committee draft report: PE211.241
  • Committee draft report: PE211.241/A
  • Committee draft report: PE211.241/B
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE211.241/AM
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: OJ C 126 22.05.1995, p. 0004 A4-0083/1995
  • Text adopted by Parliament, single reading: OJ C 151 19.06.1995, p. 0170-0223 T4-0235/1995

History

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  • date: 1995-05-18T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:1995:151:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 151 19.06.1995, p. 0170-0223 title: T4-0235/1995 summary: type: Text adopted by Parliament, single reading body: EP
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  • date: 1995-04-25T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP summary: Mr MATUTES, quoting Article D of the Treaty on European Union, complained that the Council had not presented a specific report on the CFSP. The first assessment of the CFSP was not satisfactory: the most obvious failures were the war in the former Yugoslavia and the genocide in Rwanda. He thus called for more effective implementation of the CFSP. It was essential above all to find the political will to achieve positive results, such as the Pact for Stability in Europe. As regards food and economic aid, the Union’s significant commitments meant that it had already surpassed the other major powers. Other progress included the reduction in the number of cases where unanimity was required in Council votes, given that positive abstention was already a qualifier. Ensuring democracy, respect for human rights and the protection of minorities were also key objectives of the CFSP, while preventive diplomacy was the most effective weapon in peaceful conflict resolution. Among the objectives of the 1996 IGC he emphasised the importance of: - the insertion of a mutual assistance clause, based on Article 5 of the WEO Treaty, for the defence of the Union’s external borders; - the revision of paragraph 3 of Article J.4 of the Treaty on European Union (on defence policy) to clarify the relations between the Union and the WEO; - an interinstitutional agreement on the application of Article J.7 and the financing of the CFSP to take account of the EP’s demands; - the creation of a risk assessment centre. Mr LAMASSOURE stipulated that the Council’s annual report on all areas of the Union would soon be forwarded to Parliament and that, beyond the current experimental period, he agreed with the rapporteur that the number of votes for which unanimity was required should be reduced. He also proposed the establishment of a joint diplomatic executive under the auspices of the Council. Mr VAN DEN BROEK was in favour of doing away with unanimity in the Council and establishing structured dialogue with Parliament on the CFSP. The vote was postponed to 18 May.
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