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2005/2558(RSP) Resolution on the European Union strategy for the Almaty Conference on the Aarhus Convention

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Events

2005/05/12
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, topical subjects
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The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Aarhus Convention and the forthcoming second Meeting of the Parties (MOP-2) to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 25 to 27 May 2005. It urged the EU to take a leading role in the negotiations, stating that MOP-2 would provide a good opportunity both to review the progress which has so far been achieved and to reflect on future challenges.

Parliament asked the Commission and the Member States in particular to aim to ensure that -precise provisions are laid down to guarantee public participation in decision making concerning GMOs, if appropriate by amending the Convention and its annexes;

-a permanent system of financial arrangements is established to guarantee funding on a predictable basis; and

-the compliance mechanism is further improved, based on the experience gained.

The Commission and the Member States should also continue legislative work with the aim of adopting a legislative instrument which implements Article 9 of the Convention within the EU.

Parliament went on to e xpress support for the work of other Conventions, in particular the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. However, the Aarhus Convention is the competent forum for deliberating on horizontal principles of public access to information, participation and access to justice in environmental matters. C ountries which have not yet done so are asked to ratify the Aarhus Convention and the Kiev Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers.

Finally, Parliament felt that Members of the European Parliament who are part of the EC delegation have an essential contribution to make. They should have access to EU coordination meetings in Almaty, on the basis of at least observer status with or without speaking rights.

2005/05/12
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2005/05/12
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Aarhus Convention and the forthcoming second Meeting of the Parties (MOP-2) to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 25 to 27 May 2005. It urged the EU to take a leading role in the negotiations, stating that MOP-2 would provide a good opportunity both to review the progress which has so far been achieved and to reflect on future challenges.

Parliament asked the Commission and the Member States in particular to aim to ensure that -precise provisions are laid down to guarantee public participation in decision making concerning GMOs, if appropriate by amending the Convention and its annexes;

-a permanent system of financial arrangements is established to guarantee funding on a predictable basis; and

-the compliance mechanism is further improved, based on the experience gained.

The Commission and the Member States should also continue legislative work with the aim of adopting a legislative instrument which implements Article 9 of the Convention within the EU.

Parliament went on to e xpress support for the work of other Conventions, in particular the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. However, the Aarhus Convention is the competent forum for deliberating on horizontal principles of public access to information, participation and access to justice in environmental matters. C ountries which have not yet done so are asked to ratify the Aarhus Convention and the Kiev Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers.

Finally, Parliament felt that Members of the European Parliament who are part of the EC delegation have an essential contribution to make. They should have access to EU coordination meetings in Almaty, on the basis of at least observer status with or without speaking rights.

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2005/05/12
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2005/05/09
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2005/05/09
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2005/05/09
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Votes

B6-0277/2005 - Convention Aarhus - am. 1

2005/05/12 Outcome: -: 276, +: 234, 0: 18
FR ES AT DK EL SE PT MT EE CY NL SK BE SI LU IT IE FI LT CZ HU LV DE GB PL
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48
43
14
9
21
13
18
4
4
5
18
10
21
5
5
46
10
11
6
19
17
8
80
49
44
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Estonia PSE

2

Slovenia PSE

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1

Ireland PSE

1

Finland PSE

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3

Lithuania PSE

For (1)

2

Czechia PSE

2
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32

Spain Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Sweden Verts/ALE

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1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

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1

Italy Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

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1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5
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29

France GUE/NGL

3

Spain GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Ireland GUE/NGL

1

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

1
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19

Austria NI

2

Slovakia NI

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3

Belgium NI

2

Italy NI

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2

Czechia NI

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1

United Kingdom NI

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Poland NI

2
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15

Denmark UEN

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1

Ireland UEN

3

Latvia UEN

3
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28

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Abstain (1)

1

Sweden IND/DEM

3

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

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Spain ALDE

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Sweden ALDE

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Estonia ALDE

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Cyprus ALDE

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1

Slovenia ALDE

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Hungary ALDE

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1

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United Kingdom ALDE

4
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Austria PPE-DE

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Malta PPE-DE

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Estonia PPE-DE

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Cyprus PPE-DE

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Slovenia PPE-DE

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Luxembourg PPE-DE

3
4

Finland PPE-DE

2

Lithuania PPE-DE

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1

Latvia PPE-DE

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    • date: 2005-05-09T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=B6-2005-277&language=EN title: B6-0277/2005 type: Motion for a resolution body: EP
    • date: 2005-05-12T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2005-176 title: T6-0176/2005 title: OJ C 092 20.04.2006, p. 0300-0383 E summary: The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Aarhus Convention and the forthcoming second Meeting of the Parties (MOP-2) to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 25 to 27 May 2005. It urged the EU to take a leading role in the negotiations, stating that MOP-2 would provide a good opportunity both to review the progress which has so far been achieved and to reflect on future challenges. Parliament asked the Commission and the Member States in particular to aim to ensure that -precise provisions are laid down to guarantee public participation in decision making concerning GMOs, if appropriate by amending the Convention and its annexes; -a permanent system of financial arrangements is established to guarantee funding on a predictable basis; and -the compliance mechanism is further improved, based on the experience gained. The Commission and the Member States should also continue legislative work with the aim of adopting a legislative instrument which implements Article 9 of the Convention within the EU. Parliament went on to e xpress support for the work of other Conventions, in particular the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. However, the Aarhus Convention is the competent forum for deliberating on horizontal principles of public access to information, participation and access to justice in environmental matters. C ountries which have not yet done so are asked to ratify the Aarhus Convention and the Kiev Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers. Finally, Parliament felt that Members of the European Parliament who are part of the EC delegation have an essential contribution to make. They should have access to EU coordination meetings in Almaty, on the basis of at least observer status with or without speaking rights. type: Text adopted by Parliament, topical subjects body: EP
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    • date: 2005-05-09T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20050509&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
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    • date: 2005-05-12T00:00:00 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-2005-176 title: T6-0176/2005 summary: The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Aarhus Convention and the forthcoming second Meeting of the Parties (MOP-2) to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 25 to 27 May 2005. It urged the EU to take a leading role in the negotiations, stating that MOP-2 would provide a good opportunity both to review the progress which has so far been achieved and to reflect on future challenges. Parliament asked the Commission and the Member States in particular to aim to ensure that -precise provisions are laid down to guarantee public participation in decision making concerning GMOs, if appropriate by amending the Convention and its annexes; -a permanent system of financial arrangements is established to guarantee funding on a predictable basis; and -the compliance mechanism is further improved, based on the experience gained. The Commission and the Member States should also continue legislative work with the aim of adopting a legislative instrument which implements Article 9 of the Convention within the EU. Parliament went on to e xpress support for the work of other Conventions, in particular the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. However, the Aarhus Convention is the competent forum for deliberating on horizontal principles of public access to information, participation and access to justice in environmental matters. C ountries which have not yet done so are asked to ratify the Aarhus Convention and the Kiev Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers. Finally, Parliament felt that Members of the European Parliament who are part of the EC delegation have an essential contribution to make. They should have access to EU coordination meetings in Almaty, on the basis of at least observer status with or without speaking rights.
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          Resolution on the European Union strategy for the Almaty Conference on the Aarhus Convention
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