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2012/0015(NLE) EU/Macao Agreement: air services

Progress: Procedure completed, awaiting publication in Official Journal

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead TRAN KOCH Dieter-Lebrecht (icon: PPE PPE) GRASWANDER-HAINZ Karoline (icon: S&D S&D), ZĪLE Roberts (icon: ECR ECR), FARIA José Inácio (icon: ALDE ALDE), KONEČNÁ Kateřina (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), ŠKRLEC Davor (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), PAKSAS Rolandas (icon: EFDD EFDD)
Former Responsible Committee TRAN PIRKER Hubert (icon: PPE PPE)
Committee Opinion INTA
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 100-p2, TFEU 218-p6a, TFEU 218-p8-a2

Events

2016/09/29
   EP/CSL - Act adopted by Council after consultation of Parliament
2016/09/29
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2016/04/12
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2016/04/12
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 663 votes to 42, 4 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on conclusion of the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

In line with the recommendation made by the Committee on Transport and Tourism, Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the Agreement.

The Agreement replaces certain provisions in the existing 15 bilateral air services agreements concluded between EU Member States and Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

Documents
2016/03/31
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Transport and Tourism adopted the report by Dieter-Lebrecht KOCH (EPP, DE) on the draft Council decision on conclusion of the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

The committee proposed that the European Parliament give its consent to the conclusion of the Agreement.

To recall, the Commission negotiated the Agreement that replaces certain provisions in the existing 15 bilateral air services agreements concluded between EU Member States and Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

The main aspects of the Agreement signed on 23 November 2013 are as follows:

designation clause : Article 2 of the Agreement replaces the traditional designation clauses with an EU designation clause, permitting all EU carriers to benefit from the right of establishment; safety : Article 3 ensures that safety provisions in bilateral agreements are applicable to situations when regulatory control over an air carrier is exercised by Member State other than Member State that designated that air carrier; taxation : Article 4 deals with the taxation of aviation fuel, a matter which has been harmonised by Council Directive 2003/96/EC restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity, and in particular Article 14 (2) thereof. compatibility with competition rules : Article 5 prohibits anti-competitive practices.

Documents
2016/03/15
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2016/01/06
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2015/02/12
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2014/12/02
   EP - KOCH Dieter-Lebrecht (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in TRAN
2014/01/28
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude an Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Macao Special Administrative Region of China.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act.

BACKGROUND: by its Decision of 5 June 2003, the Council authorised the Commission to open negotiations with third countries on the replacement of certain provisions in existing bilateral agreements with an agreement at Union level.

On behalf of the Union, the Commission negotiated an Agreement on certain aspects of air services with the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China in accordance with the mechanisms and directives in the Annex to the Council Decision of 5 June 2003.

The Agreement was signed on behalf of the Union on 23 November 2013 subject to its possible conclusion at a later date, in conformity with a Decision.

The Agreement should be approved on behalf of the European Union.

CONTENT: under this proposed Decision, the Council is requested to conclude the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, on behalf of the European Union.

For further details of the Agreement, please refer to the summary of the Commission’s initial legislative proposal dated 02/02/2012 .

Documents
2012/05/15
   EP - PIRKER Hubert (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in TRAN
2012/05/07
   PT_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
Documents
2012/04/24
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2012/02/02
   Preparatory document
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

BACKGROUND: following the judgements of the Court of Justice in the so-called “Open Skies” cases, on 5 June 2003 the Council granted the Commission a mandate to open negotiations with third countries on the replacement of certain provisions in existing agreements with an agreement at Union level (the “horizontal mandate”). The objectives of such agreements are to give all European Union air carriers non-discriminatory access to routes between the European Union and third countries, and to bring bilateral air service agreements between Member States and third countries in line with the law of the Union.

In accordance with the mechanisms and directives in the Annex to the ”horizontal mandate”, the Commission has negotiated an agreement with the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China that replaces certain provisions in the existing bilateral air services agreements between Member States and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Member States as well as the industry were consulted throughout the negotiations.

LEGAL BASIS: Article 100(2), in conjunction with Article 218(6)(a) and 218 (8) first paragraph of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

CONTENT: in accordance with the standard procedure for the signature and conclusion of international agreements, the Council is asked to approve the decisions on the signature and on the conclusion of the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and to designate the persons authorised to sign the Agreement on behalf of the Union.

More specifically,

Article 2 of the Agreement replaces the traditional designation clauses with an EU designation clause, permitting all EU carriers to benefit from the right of establishment. Article 4 deals with the taxation of aviation fuel, a matter which has been harmonised by Council Directive 2003/96/EC restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity. Article 5 resolves potential conflicts with the competition rules of the Union.

BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: this proposal has no implication for the budget of the Union.

Documents

Activities

Votes

A8-0072/2016 - Dieter-Lebrecht Koch - Vote unique

2016/04/12 Outcome: +: 663, -: 42, 0: 4
DE IT FR PL ES GB RO BE HU CZ BG SE AT PT FI SK EL NL HR LT DK LV SI LU CY MT IE EE
Total
92
65
72
50
50
66
29
21
20
20
17
19
17
20
13
13
20
25
11
10
12
8
8
6
6
5
10
4
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2

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Cyprus PPE

1

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1
icon: S&D S&D
184

Netherlands S&D

3

Croatia S&D

2

Latvia S&D

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

2

Malta S&D

2

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
71

Italy ECR

2

Romania ECR

For (1)

1

Czechia ECR

2

Bulgaria ECR

2
2

Greece ECR

For (1)

1

Netherlands ECR

2

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Lithuania ECR

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1

Cyprus ECR

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
67

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Romania ALDE

2

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Croatia ALDE

2

Latvia ALDE

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Ireland ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
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United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Hungary Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Finland Verts/ALE

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1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

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Croatia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Lithuania Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

Slovenia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

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1
icon: ENF ENF
37

Germany ENF

Abstain (1)

1
2

United Kingdom ENF

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1

Belgium ENF

For (1)

1

Netherlands ENF

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icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
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Italy GUE/NGL

1

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

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1

Czechia GUE/NGL

2

Sweden GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

For (1)

4

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

3

Denmark GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Ireland GUE/NGL

4
icon: NI NI
15

Germany NI

2

Italy NI

For (1)

1

Poland NI

1

United Kingdom NI

For (1)

1
icon: EFDD EFDD
38

Germany EFDD

1

France EFDD

Against (1)

1

Poland EFDD

1

Czechia EFDD

Abstain (1)

1

Sweden EFDD

2

Lithuania EFDD

For (1)

1

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    • date: 2012-02-02T00:00:00 type: Initial legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2012/0029/COM_COM(2012)0029_EN.pdf title: COM(2012)0029 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2012&nu_doc=29 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to conclude the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. BACKGROUND: following the judgements of the Court of Justice in the so-called “Open Skies” cases, on 5 June 2003 the Council granted the Commission a mandate to open negotiations with third countries on the replacement of certain provisions in existing agreements with an agreement at Union level (the “horizontal mandate”). The objectives of such agreements are to give all European Union air carriers non-discriminatory access to routes between the European Union and third countries, and to bring bilateral air service agreements between Member States and third countries in line with the law of the Union. In accordance with the mechanisms and directives in the Annex to the ”horizontal mandate”, the Commission has negotiated an agreement with the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China that replaces certain provisions in the existing bilateral air services agreements between Member States and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Member States as well as the industry were consulted throughout the negotiations. LEGAL BASIS: Article 100(2), in conjunction with Article 218(6)(a) and 218 (8) first paragraph of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). CONTENT: in accordance with the standard procedure for the signature and conclusion of international agreements, the Council is asked to approve the decisions on the signature and on the conclusion of the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and to designate the persons authorised to sign the Agreement on behalf of the Union. More specifically, Article 2 of the Agreement replaces the traditional designation clauses with an EU designation clause, permitting all EU carriers to benefit from the right of establishment. Article 4 deals with the taxation of aviation fuel, a matter which has been harmonised by Council Directive 2003/96/EC restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity. Article 5 resolves potential conflicts with the competition rules of the Union. BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: this proposal has no implication for the budget of the Union.
    • date: 2014-01-28T00:00:00 type: Legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=5255%2F14&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 05255/2014 summary: PURPOSE: to conclude an Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Macao Special Administrative Region of China. PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision. ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: Council may adopt the act only if Parliament has given its consent to the act. BACKGROUND: by its Decision of 5 June 2003, the Council authorised the Commission to open negotiations with third countries on the replacement of certain provisions in existing bilateral agreements with an agreement at Union level. On behalf of the Union, the Commission negotiated an Agreement on certain aspects of air services with the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China in accordance with the mechanisms and directives in the Annex to the Council Decision of 5 June 2003. The Agreement was signed on behalf of the Union on 23 November 2013 subject to its possible conclusion at a later date, in conformity with a Decision. The Agreement should be approved on behalf of the European Union. CONTENT: under this proposed Decision, the Council is requested to conclude the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, on behalf of the European Union. For further details of the Agreement, please refer to the summary of the Commission’s initial legislative proposal dated 02/02/2012 .
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    • The European Parliament adopted by 663 votes to 42, 4 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on conclusion of the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

      In line with the recommendation made by the Committee on Transport and Tourism, Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the Agreement.

      The Agreement replaces certain provisions in the existing 15 bilateral air services agreements concluded between EU Member States and Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

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    • The Committee on Transport and Tourism adopted the report by Dieter-Lebrecht KOCH (EPP, DE) on the draft Council decision on conclusion of the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

      The committee proposed that the European Parliament give its consent to the conclusion of the Agreement.

      To recall, the Commission negotiated the Agreement that replaces certain provisions in the existing 15 bilateral air services agreements concluded between EU Member States and Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

      The main aspects of the Agreement signed on 23 November 2013 are as follows:

      • designation clause: Article 2 of the Agreement replaces the traditional designation clauses with an EU designation clause, permitting all EU carriers to benefit from the right of establishment;
      • safety: Article 3 ensures that safety provisions in bilateral agreements are applicable to situations when regulatory control over an air carrier is exercised by Member State other than Member State that designated that air carrier;
      • taxation: Article 4 deals with the taxation of aviation fuel, a matter which has been harmonised by Council Directive 2003/96/EC restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity, and in particular Article 14 (2) thereof. 
      • compatibility with competition rules: Article 5 prohibits anti-competitive practices.
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    PURPOSE: to conclude the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    BACKGROUND: following the judgements of the Court of Justice in the so-called “Open Skies” cases, on 5 June 2003 the Council granted the Commission a mandate to open negotiations with third countries on the replacement of certain provisions in existing agreements with an agreement at Union level (the “horizontal mandate”). The objectives of such agreements are to give all European Union air carriers non-discriminatory access to routes between the European Union and third countries, and to bring bilateral air service agreements between Member States and third countries in line with the law of the Union.

    In accordance with the mechanisms and directives in the Annex to the ”horizontal mandate”, the Commission has negotiated an agreement with the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China that replaces certain provisions in the existing bilateral air services agreements between Member States and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

    IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Member States as well as the industry were consulted throughout the negotiations.

    LEGAL BASIS: Article 100(2), in conjunction with Article 218(6)(a) and 218 (8) first paragraph of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

    CONTENT: in accordance with the standard procedure for the signature and conclusion of international agreements, the Council is asked to approve the decisions on the signature and on the conclusion of the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and to designate the persons authorised to sign the Agreement on behalf of the Union.

    More specifically,

    • Article 2 of the Agreement replaces the traditional designation clauses with an EU designation clause, permitting all EU carriers to benefit from the right of establishment.
    • Article 4 deals with the taxation of aviation fuel, a matter which has been harmonised by Council Directive 2003/96/EC restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity.
    • Article 5 resolves potential conflicts with the competition rules of the Union.

    BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: this proposal has no implication for the budget of the Union.

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    PURPOSE: to conclude the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

    PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

    BACKGROUND: following the judgements of the Court of Justice in the so-called “Open Skies” cases, on 5 June 2003 the Council granted the Commission a mandate to open negotiations with third countries on the replacement of certain provisions in existing agreements with an agreement at Union level (the “horizontal mandate”). The objectives of such agreements are to give all European Union air carriers non-discriminatory access to routes between the European Union and third countries, and to bring bilateral air service agreements between Member States and third countries in line with the law of the Union.

    In accordance with the mechanisms and directives in the Annex to the ”horizontal mandate”, the Commission has negotiated an agreement with the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China that replaces certain provisions in the existing bilateral air services agreements between Member States and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.

    IMPACT ASSESSMENT: Member States as well as the industry were consulted throughout the negotiations.

    LEGAL BASIS: Article 100(2), in conjunction with Article 218(6)(a) and 218 (8) first paragraph of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

    CONTENT: in accordance with the standard procedure for the signature and conclusion of international agreements, the Council is asked to approve the decisions on the signature and on the conclusion of the Agreement on certain aspects of air services between the European Union and the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China and to designate the persons authorised to sign the Agreement on behalf of the Union.

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    • Article 4 deals with the taxation of aviation fuel, a matter which has been harmonised by Council Directive 2003/96/EC restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity.
    • Article 5 resolves potential conflicts with the competition rules of the Union.

    BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: this proposal has no implication for the budget of the Union.

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