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2019/0263(NLE) EU/USA/Iceland/Norway Air Transport Agreement, and EU/Iceland/Norway Ancillary Agreement on the application of the Air Transport Agreement: accession of Croatia to the EU

Progress: Preparatory phase in Parliament

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead TRAN LIBERADZKI Bogusław (icon: S&D S&D)
Legal Basis:
TFEU 100-p2, TFEU 218-p6a

Events

2019/12/03
   EP - LIBERADZKI Bogusław (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in TRAN
2019/11/14
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2019/11/14
   EC - Preparatory document
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude the Protocol amending the Ancillary Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the first part, Iceland, of the second part, and the Kingdom of Norway, of the third part, on the application of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America, of the first part, the European Union and its Member States, of the second part, Iceland, of the third part, and the Kingdom of Norway, of the fourth part, signed on 16 and 21 June 2011, to take account of the accession to the European Union of the Republic of Croatia.

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: under the Act of Accession, Croatia has undertaken to accede to the agreements concluded or signed by the Union and the Member States with third countries.

Among those agreements is the Ancillary Agreement between the Union and its Member States, Iceland and Norway (“the Ancillary Agreement”) on the application of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America, the Union and its Member States, Iceland and Norway (“the Four Part Agreement”), which governs the relationship among the three European parties under that agreement. The Four Part Agreement in turn extends the scope of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States and the European Community and its Member States (“the EU-US ATA”) to Iceland and Norway.

The Commission has accordingly negotiated a protocol amending the Ancillary Agreement to provide for the accession of Croatia to that agreement.

CONTENT: the aim of this proposal is to obtain a Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on behalf of the Union and the Member States, subsequent to its signing.

The Protocol consists of a provision on the accession of Croatia to the Ancillary Agreement and provisions on the entry into force and provisional application of the protocol.

The EU-US ATA was the first comprehensive air transport agreement with a key aviation partner of the Union. It is the most important air transport agreement in the world, providing more than 80 million seats per year, and as such a cornerstone of the EU’s external aviation policy. Its importance has increased by its extension to Iceland and Norway through the Four Part Agreement.

The Protocol will allow Croatia to benefit from the Four Part Agreement, creates equal and uniform conditions for market access and serves as a basis for new arrangements for regulatory co-operation and convergence in fields essential for the safe, secure, and efficient operation of air services. These arrangements can only be achieved at Union level.

2019/11/14
   EP - Preparatory document

Documents

History

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