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2018/0403(NLE) EU/Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement

Progress: Awaiting final decision

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead AFET LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ WHITE Antonio (icon: PPE PPE) MARTIN David (icon: S&D S&D), TANNOCK Charles (icon: ECR ECR), KYUCHYUK Ilhan (icon: ALDE ALDE), BÜTIKOFER Reinhard (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), CASTALDO Fabio Massimo (icon: EFDD EFDD)
Committee Opinion INTA
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
TFEU 212, TFEU 218-p6a

Events

2019/07/11
   PT_PARLIAMENT - Contribution
Documents
2019/02/13
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 537 votes to 87, with 50 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part.

The European Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the agreement. It also adopted a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the agreement.

Documents
2019/02/12
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2019/01/23
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted the report by Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ WHITE (EPP, ES) on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part.

The committee recommended that the European Parliament give its consent to conclusion of the agreement.

The objective of the agreement is to provide the basis for more effective bilateral engagement by the Union and its Member States with Singapore by strengthening cooperation and dialogue across a broad range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. It constitutes a stepping stone towards enhanced political and economic involvement of the Union in South-East Asia.

Documents
2019/01/22
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2019/01/14
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2019/01/07
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the Union, the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part.

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: in accordance with Council Decision (EU) 2018/1047, the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Singapore, of the other part was signed on 19 October 2018, subject to its conclusion at a later date.

The objective of the Agreement is to provide the basis for more effective bilateral engagement by the Union and its Member States with Singapore by strengthening cooperation and dialogue across a broad range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. The Agreement constitutes a stepping stone towards enhanced political and economic involvement of the Union in South-East Asia.

It is now necessary to approve the Agreement.

CONTENT: the Council seeks to approve, on behalf of the Union, the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part, the Joint Declarations and the Side Letter which are an integral part of the Agreement.

Documents
2018/12/04
   Preparatory document
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the Union, the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part.

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: on 25 November 2004, the Council authorised the Commission to negotiate a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with six ASEAN countries, including Singapore. Negotiations with Singapore were launched in October 2005 and finalised in May 2013. The two sides initialled the PCA in Singapore on 14 October 2013. Negotiations were carried out in consultation with the Working Party on Asia and the Pacific (COASI), as a consultative committee.

Following the adoption of the Council Decision on the signing of the Agreement on 16 of July 2018, the Agreement was signed on 19 October 2018 in Brussels.

The PCA with Singapore is the fifth agreement with an ASEAN country , following the agreements with Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia. It will supersede the current legal framework of the 1980 Cooperation Agreement between the European Economic Community and member countries of the Association of South-East Asian Nations.

CONTENT: the Commission called on the Council to conclude, on behalf of the Union, the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part.

This agreement with Singapore constitutes a stepping stone towards enhanced political and economic involvement of the EU in South-East Asia. It will provide the basis for more effective bilateral engagement by the EU and its Member States with Singapore by strengthening political dialogue and enhancing cooperation in a broad range of areas.

The agreement covers the EU’s standard political clauses on human rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Weapons of Mass Destructions (WMD), Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and counter-terrorism. It also provides for the possibility of suspending the application of the Agreement or of any specific agreement in case of a violation of essential elements of the agreement, i.e. the human rights clause and the non-proliferation clause.

It also encompasses cooperation in areas such as:

trade and investment issues, industrial policy, health, environment, climate change, energy, tax, education and culture, labour, employment and social affairs, science and technology, and transport; justice, freedom and security, i.e. legal cooperation, money laundering and terrorist financing, organised crime and corruption.

The agreement establishes a Joint Committee to ensure the proper functioning and implementation of the Agreement.

It is complemented by a free trade agreement and an investment protection agreement.

2018/11/15
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2018/10/09
   EP - LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ WHITE Antonio (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in AFET
2014/04/29
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents

Documents

Activities

Votes

A8-0020/2019 - Antonio López-Istúriz White - Vote: procédure d'approbation 13/02/2019 12:14:09.000

2019/02/13 Outcome: +: 537, -: 85, 0: 50
DE IT PL ES GB RO BG SE HU BE PT AT CZ FI DK SK NL HR LT LV SI LU MT FR EE IE ?? CY EL
Total
86
66
46
50
62
28
16
16
14
19
20
17
20
12
13
12
25
11
10
8
8
6
6
72
4
8
1
2
14
icon: PPE PPE
196

United Kingdom PPE

2

Belgium PPE

4

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1
icon: S&D S&D
169

Hungary S&D

2

Czechia S&D

Against (1)

4

Netherlands S&D

For (1)

Against (2)

3

Croatia S&D

2

Latvia S&D

1

Slovenia S&D

For (1)

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

3

Ireland S&D

For (1)

1

Cyprus S&D

For (1)

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
65

United Kingdom ALDE

1

Romania ALDE

2

Sweden ALDE

2

Portugal ALDE

1

Austria ALDE

For (1)

1

Croatia ALDE

2

Latvia ALDE

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Ireland ALDE

Abstain (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
63

Romania ECR

For (1)

1

Bulgaria ECR

1

Czechia ECR

2
2

Netherlands ECR

2

Croatia ECR

For (1)

1

Lithuania ECR

1

Latvia ECR

For (1)

1

Greece ECR

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1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
49

Italy Verts/ALE

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1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Hungary Verts/ALE

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

3

Denmark Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

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

For (1)

1

France Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

6

Estonia Verts/ALE

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1
icon: NI NI
17

Germany NI

Against (1)

2

United Kingdom NI

For (1)

Against (1)

Abstain (1)

3

Hungary NI

2

Denmark NI

1

France NI

2

NI

For (1)

1
icon: EFDD EFDD
34

Germany EFDD

For (1)

1

Poland EFDD

1

Czechia EFDD

Against (1)

1

Lithuania EFDD

For (1)

1
icon: ENF ENF
36

Germany ENF

Abstain (1)

1

Poland ENF

2

United Kingdom ENF

Against (1)

4

Belgium ENF

Against (1)

1

Netherlands ENF

3
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
43

Italy GUE/NGL

Against (1)

Abstain (1)

2

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

4

Czechia GUE/NGL

Against (1)

3

Finland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

Against (1)

3

Ireland GUE/NGL

2

Cyprus GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

History

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

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  • date: 2018-11-15T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE630.545 title: PE630.545 type: Committee draft report body: EP
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  • date: 2018-12-04T00:00:00 type: Initial legislative proposal published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/com/2018/0784/COM_COM(2018)0784_EN.pdf title: COM(2018)0784 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=COMfinal&an_doc=2018&nu_doc=0784 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the Union, the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part. 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: on 25 November 2004, the Council authorised the Commission to negotiate a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with six ASEAN countries, including Singapore. Negotiations with Singapore were launched in October 2005 and finalised in May 2013. The two sides initialled the PCA in Singapore on 14 October 2013. Negotiations were carried out in consultation with the Working Party on Asia and the Pacific (COASI), as a consultative committee. Following the adoption of the Council Decision on the signing of the Agreement on 16 of July 2018, the Agreement was signed on 19 October 2018 in Brussels. The PCA with Singapore is the fifth agreement with an ASEAN country , following the agreements with Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia. It will supersede the current legal framework of the 1980 Cooperation Agreement between the European Economic Community and member countries of the Association of South-East Asian Nations. CONTENT: the Commission called on the Council to conclude, on behalf of the Union, the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part. This agreement with Singapore constitutes a stepping stone towards enhanced political and economic involvement of the EU in South-East Asia. It will provide the basis for more effective bilateral engagement by the EU and its Member States with Singapore by strengthening political dialogue and enhancing cooperation in a broad range of areas. The agreement covers the EU’s standard political clauses on human rights, International Criminal Court (ICC), Weapons of Mass Destructions (WMD), Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) and counter-terrorism. It also provides for the possibility of suspending the application of the Agreement or of any specific agreement in case of a violation of essential elements of the agreement, i.e. the human rights clause and the non-proliferation clause. It also encompasses cooperation in areas such as: trade and investment issues, industrial policy, health, environment, climate change, energy, tax, education and culture, labour, employment and social affairs, science and technology, and transport; justice, freedom and security, i.e. legal cooperation, money laundering and terrorist financing, organised crime and corruption. The agreement establishes a Joint Committee to ensure the proper functioning and implementation of the Agreement. It is complemented by a free trade agreement and an investment protection agreement.
  • date: 2019-01-07T00:00:00 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=15375%2F18&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 15375/2018 summary: PURPOSE: to conclude, on behalf of the Union, the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part. 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: in accordance with Council Decision (EU) 2018/1047, the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Singapore, of the other part was signed on 19 October 2018, subject to its conclusion at a later date. The objective of the Agreement is to provide the basis for more effective bilateral engagement by the Union and its Member States with Singapore by strengthening cooperation and dialogue across a broad range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. The Agreement constitutes a stepping stone towards enhanced political and economic involvement of the Union in South-East Asia. It is now necessary to approve the Agreement. CONTENT: the Council seeks to approve, on behalf of the Union, the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part, the Joint Declarations and the Side Letter which are an integral part of the Agreement.
  • date: 2019-01-14T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2019-01-22T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2019-01-23T00:00:00 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=A8-2019-0020&language=EN title: A8-0020/2019 summary: The Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted the report by Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ WHITE (EPP, ES) on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part. The committee recommended that the European Parliament give its consent to conclusion of the agreement. The objective of the agreement is to provide the basis for more effective bilateral engagement by the Union and its Member States with Singapore by strengthening cooperation and dialogue across a broad range of bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. It constitutes a stepping stone towards enhanced political and economic involvement of the Union in South-East Asia.
  • date: 2019-02-12T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20190212&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2019-02-13T00:00:00 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=P8-TA-2019-0092 title: T8-0092/2019 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 537 votes to 87, with 50 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Singapore, of the other part. The European Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the agreement. It also adopted a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the agreement.
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