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2005/0206(CNS) EC/Micronesia Fisheries Partnership Agreement

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead PECH MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS Rosa (icon: PSE PSE)
Committee Opinion DEVE
Committee Opinion BUDG TRÜPEL Helga (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 037, EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 300-p2, EC Treaty (after Amsterdam) EC 300-p3-a1

Events

2006/06/06
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE : to conclude a Partnership Agreement between the EU and Micronesia on fishing in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).

LEGISLATIVE ACT : Council Regulation 805/2006/EC concerning the conclusion of the Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Federated States of Micronesia on fishing in the Federated States of Micronesia.

CONTENT : the Council adopted a Regulation approving a partnership agreement between the EU and Micronesia on fishing in the waters off Micronesia. The agreement provides for economic, financial, technical and scientific cooperation in the fisheries sector with a view to guaranteeing the conservation and sustainable exploitation of resources, as well as partnerships between undertakings aimed at developing economic activities in the fisheries sector and related activities of common interest.

It will apply for 9 years from the date of its entry into force and will be renewable for additional periods of 3 years.

The EC/FSM Fisheries Partnership Agreement establishes under what conditions EC vessels may access the waters of the FSM as well as demarcating sustainable fishing policies. The initial Agreement is to last for a period of three years A protocol and technical annex are an integral part of the Agreement.

Under the terms of the Protocol EC vessels must be compatible with Decisions taken by the Central Pacific nations in the context of the Palau Agreement for the Management of the Western Pacific Purse Seine Fishery. In addition, the Protocol makes clear that the EC fishing effort in the FSM exclusive economic zone must be in line with the scientific findings of tuna stock assessment reports.

As far as the EC is concerned the following possibilities apply: Six purse seine vessels and twelve surface long-liners are allowed to fish. As from the second year, fishing possibilities may be increased at the request of the Community and depending on the management decisions of the Parties to the Palau Agreement and/or other competent regional fisheries bodies. Alternatively, fishing possibilities may be reduced if, based on scientific advice, competent management bodies and institutions so require.

Financial contribution : the global financial contribution has been fixed at EUR 559 000 per year . As from the second year, for each additional purse seine vessel licence obtained, the financial contribution may be increased by EUR 65 000 per year. The FSM has opted to allocate 18% of the annual financial contribution to implementing a sectoral fisheries policy in order to encourage responsible fishing in its waters.

Licences : licences shall be valid for one year. They may be renewable. Renewal of licences shall be subject to the number of available fishing possibilities established by the Protocol. The fee shall be EUR 35 per tonne caught within the FSM EEZ.

Licences shall be issued once the following standard amounts have been paid :

a) EUR 15 000 per tuna seiner vessel, equivalent to the fees due for 428 tonnes of tuna and tuna-like species caught per year;

b) EUR 4 200 per surface long-liner, equivalent to the fees due for 120 tonnes of tuna and tuna-like species caught per year

Control : As far as monitoring activities are concerned, the Annex to the Protocol states that EC vessels will need to comply fully with all regional provisions including a vessel monitoring system (VMS).

Fishing opportunities : the Regulation also determines the allocation of fishing opportunities among the EU's Member States set out in a protocol to the agreement. They are expressed in vessel numbers (8 surface longliners for Spain and 4 for Portugal) and percentage of fishing possibilities for freezer tuna seiners (75% of fishing possibilities for Spain and 25% for France).

If licence applications from these Member States do not cover all the fishing opportunities fixed by the Protocol, the Commission may take into consideration licence applications from any other Member State.

ENTRY INTO FORCE : 13 June 2006.

2006/04/25
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2006/04/25
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2006/04/25
   CSL - Council Meeting
2006/04/19
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
Documents
2006/03/15
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2006/03/15
   EP - Decision by Parliament
Details

The European Parliament adopted a resolution drafted by Rosa MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS (PES, ES) and made a few amendments to the proposal. (Please see the summary of 23/02/2006.)

Documents
2006/02/23
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2006/02/23
   EP - Vote in committee
Details

The committee adopted the report by Rosa MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS (PES, ES) approving the proposed fishing agreement between the EU and the Federated States of Micronesia , subject to a number of amendments under the consultation procedure. These reflected the traditional position taken by Parliament on renewing fishing agreements, namely, that a general report on the application of the agreement should be presented by the Commission before any decision is taken to renew the Protocol. Only after the report had been received and Parliament had been consulted should the Council authorise the Commission to enter into negotiations for a possible new Protocol.

MEPs called for the Commission to draw up annual reports on the implementation of the agreement so that Parliament had the information it needed for the purposes of evaluation . In view of the growing importance of targeted measures, they also wanted the Commission to report to Parliament and Council on the application of the multiannual sectoral programme.

2006/02/23
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2006/02/06
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2005/12/08
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2005/11/16
   EP - MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS Rosa (PSE) appointed as rapporteur in PECH
2005/11/15
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2005/11/15
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2005/10/17
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: The Conclusion of a Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Federated States of Micronesia on fishing in the Federated States of Micronesia.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Regulation

CONTENT: Access to fishing opportunities in the Central Western Pacific is considered essential for the long-term development of EC tuna fishing. The Western Pacific offers the richest tuna fishing opportunities in the world accounting for 50% of total tuna catches worldwide. Scientific studies demonstrate that the current state of stock is so good that, for certain types of species, the maximum safe level of exploitation has yet to be reached.

The EC/FSM Fisheries Partnership Agreement establishes under what conditions EC vessels may access the waters of the FSM as well as demarcating sustainable fishing policies. The initial Agreement is to last for a period of three years A protocol and technical annex are an integral part of the Agreement.

Under the terms of the Protocol EC vessels must be compatible with Decisions taken by the Central Pacific nations in the context of the Palau Agreement for the Management of the Western Pacific Purse Seine Fishery. In addition, the Protocol makes clear that the EC fishing effort in the FSM exclusive economic zone must be in line with the scientific findings of tuna stock assessment reports.

As far as the EC is concerned the following possibilities apply: Six purse seine vessels and twelve surface long-liners are allowed to fish. As from the second year, fishing possibilities may be increased at the request of the Community and depending on the management decisions of the Parties to the Palau Agreement and/or other competent regional fisheries bodies. Alternatively, fishing possibilities may be reduced if, based on scientific advice, competent management bodies and institutions so require.

The global financial contribution has been fixed at EUR 559 000 per year. As from the second year, for each additional purse seine vessel licence obtained, the financial contribution may be increased by EUR 65 000 per year. The FSM has opted to allocate 18% of the annual financial contribution to implementing a sectoral fisheries policy in order to encourage responsible fishing in its waters.

As far as monitoring activities are concerned, the Annex to the Protocol states that EC vessels will need to comply fully with all regional provisions including a vessel monitoring system. Fines of up to EUR 15 000 per purse seine vessel and EUR 4 200 for each long-liner vessel may be imposed in case of breaching the Agreement’s provisions.

For further information concerning the financial implications of this measure, please refer to the financial statement.

2004/09/20
   EP - TRÜPEL Helga (Verts/ALE) appointed as rapporteur in BUDG

Documents

  • Final act published in Official Journal: Regulation 2006/805
  • Final act published in Official Journal: OJ L 151 06.06.2006, p. 0001-0030
  • Commission response to text adopted in plenary: SP(2006)1725
  • Results of vote in Parliament: Results of vote in Parliament
  • Decision by Parliament: T6-0081/2006
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading: A6-0035/2006
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading: A6-0035/2006
  • Committee opinion: PE367.945
  • Committee draft report: PE365.091
  • Committee opinion: PE364.767
  • Legislative proposal published: COM(2005)0502
  • Legislative proposal published: EUR-Lex
  • Committee opinion: PE364.767
  • Committee draft report: PE365.091
  • Committee opinion: PE367.945
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading: A6-0035/2006
  • Commission response to text adopted in plenary: SP(2006)1725

Votes

Rapport Miguélez Ramos A6-0035/2006 - résolution #

2006/03/15 Outcome: +: 472, 0: 73, -: 65
DE FR IT ES PL GB PT CZ EL HU BE SK IE NL AT LV EE LT SI CY MT LU DK FI SE
Total
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72
48
49
43
69
20
20
21
16
19
10
11
23
17
9
6
12
7
5
4
5
12
12
16
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1
2

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3

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For (1)

1
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Czechia PSE

For (1)

1

Slovakia PSE

1

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2

Slovenia PSE

For (1)

1

Malta PSE

2

Luxembourg PSE

For (1)

1

Finland PSE

2
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24

Lithuania UEN

1

Denmark UEN

For (1)

1
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29

France GUE/NGL

2

Spain GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

2

Greece GUE/NGL

3

Netherlands GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

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Against (1)

Abstain (1)

2
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27

United Kingdom NI

3

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1

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2

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1
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69

Spain ALDE

2

Ireland ALDE

Abstain (1)

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Austria ALDE

Abstain (1)

1

Latvia ALDE

Abstain (1)

1

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For (1)

Abstain (1)

2

Slovenia ALDE

2

Cyprus ALDE

Abstain (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

Abstain (1)

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Sweden ALDE

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France IND/DEM

Abstain (1)

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Czechia IND/DEM

1

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1

Ireland IND/DEM

Abstain (1)

1

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

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2
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Italy Verts/ALE

2

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Netherlands Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

2

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Latvia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Sweden Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

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(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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  • date: 2005-10-17T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2005/0502/COM_COM(2005)0502_EN.pdf title: COM(2005)0502 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2005&nu_doc=502 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: The Conclusion of a Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Federated States of Micronesia on fishing in the Federated States of Micronesia. PROPOSED ACT: Council Regulation CONTENT: Access to fishing opportunities in the Central Western Pacific is considered essential for the long-term development of EC tuna fishing. The Western Pacific offers the richest tuna fishing opportunities in the world accounting for 50% of total tuna catches worldwide. Scientific studies demonstrate that the current state of stock is so good that, for certain types of species, the maximum safe level of exploitation has yet to be reached. The EC/FSM Fisheries Partnership Agreement establishes under what conditions EC vessels may access the waters of the FSM as well as demarcating sustainable fishing policies. The initial Agreement is to last for a period of three years A protocol and technical annex are an integral part of the Agreement. Under the terms of the Protocol EC vessels must be compatible with Decisions taken by the Central Pacific nations in the context of the Palau Agreement for the Management of the Western Pacific Purse Seine Fishery. In addition, the Protocol makes clear that the EC fishing effort in the FSM exclusive economic zone must be in line with the scientific findings of tuna stock assessment reports. As far as the EC is concerned the following possibilities apply: Six purse seine vessels and twelve surface long-liners are allowed to fish. As from the second year, fishing possibilities may be increased at the request of the Community and depending on the management decisions of the Parties to the Palau Agreement and/or other competent regional fisheries bodies. Alternatively, fishing possibilities may be reduced if, based on scientific advice, competent management bodies and institutions so require. The global financial contribution has been fixed at EUR 559 000 per year. As from the second year, for each additional purse seine vessel licence obtained, the financial contribution may be increased by EUR 65 000 per year. The FSM has opted to allocate 18% of the annual financial contribution to implementing a sectoral fisheries policy in order to encourage responsible fishing in its waters. As far as monitoring activities are concerned, the Annex to the Protocol states that EC vessels will need to comply fully with all regional provisions including a vessel monitoring system. Fines of up to EUR 15 000 per purse seine vessel and EUR 4 200 for each long-liner vessel may be imposed in case of breaching the Agreement’s provisions. For further information concerning the financial implications of this measure, please refer to the financial statement.
  • date: 2005-11-15T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2006-02-23T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary: The committee adopted the report by Rosa MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS (PES, ES) approving the proposed fishing agreement between the EU and the Federated States of Micronesia , subject to a number of amendments under the consultation procedure. These reflected the traditional position taken by Parliament on renewing fishing agreements, namely, that a general report on the application of the agreement should be presented by the Commission before any decision is taken to renew the Protocol. Only after the report had been received and Parliament had been consulted should the Council authorise the Commission to enter into negotiations for a possible new Protocol. MEPs called for the Commission to draw up annual reports on the implementation of the agreement so that Parliament had the information it needed for the purposes of evaluation . In view of the growing importance of targeted measures, they also wanted the Commission to report to Parliament and Council on the application of the multiannual sectoral programme.
  • date: 2006-02-23T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2006-35&language=EN title: A6-0035/2006
  • date: 2006-03-15T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=4522&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2006-03-15T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2006-81 title: T6-0081/2006 summary: The European Parliament adopted a resolution drafted by Rosa MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS (PES, ES) and made a few amendments to the proposal. (Please see the summary of 23/02/2006.)
  • date: 2006-04-25T00:00:00 type: Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament body: EP/CSL
  • date: 2006-04-25T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2006-06-06T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE : to conclude a Partnership Agreement between the EU and Micronesia on fishing in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). LEGISLATIVE ACT : Council Regulation 805/2006/EC concerning the conclusion of the Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Federated States of Micronesia on fishing in the Federated States of Micronesia. CONTENT : the Council adopted a Regulation approving a partnership agreement between the EU and Micronesia on fishing in the waters off Micronesia. The agreement provides for economic, financial, technical and scientific cooperation in the fisheries sector with a view to guaranteeing the conservation and sustainable exploitation of resources, as well as partnerships between undertakings aimed at developing economic activities in the fisheries sector and related activities of common interest. It will apply for 9 years from the date of its entry into force and will be renewable for additional periods of 3 years. The EC/FSM Fisheries Partnership Agreement establishes under what conditions EC vessels may access the waters of the FSM as well as demarcating sustainable fishing policies. The initial Agreement is to last for a period of three years A protocol and technical annex are an integral part of the Agreement. Under the terms of the Protocol EC vessels must be compatible with Decisions taken by the Central Pacific nations in the context of the Palau Agreement for the Management of the Western Pacific Purse Seine Fishery. In addition, the Protocol makes clear that the EC fishing effort in the FSM exclusive economic zone must be in line with the scientific findings of tuna stock assessment reports. As far as the EC is concerned the following possibilities apply: Six purse seine vessels and twelve surface long-liners are allowed to fish. As from the second year, fishing possibilities may be increased at the request of the Community and depending on the management decisions of the Parties to the Palau Agreement and/or other competent regional fisheries bodies. Alternatively, fishing possibilities may be reduced if, based on scientific advice, competent management bodies and institutions so require. Financial contribution : the global financial contribution has been fixed at EUR 559 000 per year . As from the second year, for each additional purse seine vessel licence obtained, the financial contribution may be increased by EUR 65 000 per year. The FSM has opted to allocate 18% of the annual financial contribution to implementing a sectoral fisheries policy in order to encourage responsible fishing in its waters. Licences : licences shall be valid for one year. They may be renewable. Renewal of licences shall be subject to the number of available fishing possibilities established by the Protocol. The fee shall be EUR 35 per tonne caught within the FSM EEZ. Licences shall be issued once the following standard amounts have been paid : a) EUR 15 000 per tuna seiner vessel, equivalent to the fees due for 428 tonnes of tuna and tuna-like species caught per year; b) EUR 4 200 per surface long-liner, equivalent to the fees due for 120 tonnes of tuna and tuna-like species caught per year Control : As far as monitoring activities are concerned, the Annex to the Protocol states that EC vessels will need to comply fully with all regional provisions including a vessel monitoring system (VMS). Fishing opportunities : the Regulation also determines the allocation of fishing opportunities among the EU's Member States set out in a protocol to the agreement. They are expressed in vessel numbers (8 surface longliners for Spain and 4 for Portugal) and percentage of fishing possibilities for freezer tuna seiners (75% of fishing possibilities for Spain and 25% for France). If licence applications from these Member States do not cover all the fishing opportunities fixed by the Protocol, the Commission may take into consideration licence applications from any other Member State. ENTRY INTO FORCE : 13 June 2006. docs: title: Regulation 2006/805 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32006R0805 title: OJ L 151 06.06.2006, p. 0001-0030 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:L:2006:151:SOM:EN:HTML
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  • date: 2005-10-17T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2005/0502/COM_COM(2005)0502_EN.pdf celexid: CELEX:52005PC0502:EN type: Legislative proposal published title: COM(2005)0502 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/maritimeaffairs_fisheries/ title: Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • date: 2005-11-15T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: BUDG date: 2004-09-20T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: TRÜPEL Helga body: EP responsible: False committee: DEVE date: 2005-10-24T00:00:00 committee_full: Development rapporteur: group: GUE/NGL name: MORGANTINI Luisa body: EP responsible: True committee: PECH date: 2005-11-16T00:00:00 committee_full: Fisheries rapporteur: group: PSE name: MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS Rosa
  • body: EP committees: body: EP responsible: False committee: BUDG date: 2004-09-20T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgets rapporteur: group: Verts/ALE name: TRÜPEL Helga body: EP responsible: False committee: DEVE date: 2005-10-24T00:00:00 committee_full: Development rapporteur: group: GUE/NGL name: MORGANTINI Luisa body: EP responsible: True committee: PECH date: 2005-11-16T00:00:00 committee_full: Fisheries rapporteur: group: PSE name: MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS Rosa docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A6-2006-35&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading title: A6-0035/2006 date: 2006-02-23T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2006-03-15T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=4522&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2006-81 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T6-0081/2006 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2006-04-25T00:00:00 body: CSL type: Council Meeting council: Agriculture and Fisheries meeting_id: 2724
  • date: 2006-04-25T00:00:00 body: EP type: End of procedure in Parliament
  • date: 2006-04-25T00:00:00 body: EP/CSL type: Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
  • date: 2006-06-06T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32006R0805 title: Regulation 2006/805 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2006:151:TOC title: OJ L 151 06.06.2006, p. 0001-0030
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  • body: EP responsible: False committee: DEVE date: 2005-10-24T00:00:00 committee_full: Development rapporteur: group: GUE/NGL name: MORGANTINI Luisa
  • body: EP responsible: True committee: PECH date: 2005-11-16T00:00:00 committee_full: Fisheries rapporteur: group: PSE name: MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS Rosa
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