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2021/05/18
   EP - Decision by Parliament
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The European Parliament adopted by 635 votes to 5, with 56 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion on behalf of the Union and its Member States of the Protocol to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America, on the other, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union.

Following the recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the European Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the Protocol.

In June 2012, the European Union and the Central American countries signed an Association Agreement which creates a new framework for bilateral relations. This Association Agreement is based on three interdependent pillars of equal importance: political dialogue, cooperation and trade.

With this Protocol, Croatia will be integrated into the Association Agreement with Central America as a Party.

Documents
2021/04/27
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2021/04/27
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
Documents
2021/04/22
   EP - Vote in committee
2021/03/09
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2021/01/29
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2021/01/25
   EP - KARSKI Karol (ECR) appointed as rapporteur in AFET
2020/12/14
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2020/11/30
   EC - Legislative proposal published
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude a Protocol to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Central America, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Croatia to the European Union.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

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

BACKGROUND: the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Central America, of the other part, was signed on 29 June 2012 and has not yet fully entered into force, as some Member States have yet to ratify it.

In accordance with the Act of Accession of Croatia, Croatia has undertaken to accede to the existing agreements concluded or signed by the Member States and the European Union with third countries by means of protocols concluded by the Council, acting unanimously on behalf of the Member States, with the third countries concerned.

The text of the Protocol to the Association Agreement, which takes into account the accession of Croatia to the European Union, was finalised by both parties on 27 June 2019 in the framework of the Association Committee meeting.

CONTENT: the Council's draft aims to approve, on behalf of the European Union, the Protocol to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Central America, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Croatia to the European Union.

Through the proposed Protocol, Croatia would be integrated into the Association Agreement with Central America as a party to the Agreement.

Documents
2020/06/24
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Documents
2020/04/01
   EP - MATO Gabriel (EPP) appointed as rapporteur in INTA
2020/02/13
   EC - Document attached to the procedure
2020/02/13
   EC - Preparatory document
Details

PURPOSE: to conclude a Protocol to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Central America, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Croatia to the European Union.

PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.

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

BACKGROUND: the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Central America, of the other part, was signed on 29 June 2012 and has not yet fully entered into force, as some Member States have yet to ratify it.

In accordance with the Act of Accession of Croatia, Croatia has undertaken to accede to the existing agreements concluded or signed by the Member States and the European Union with third countries by means of protocols concluded by the Council, acting unanimously on behalf of the Member States, with the third countries concerned.

On 14 September 2012, the Council authorised the Commission to open negotiations with the third countries concerned with a view to concluding the corresponding protocols. Negotiations with Central America started in May 2014 and were successfully concluded in June 2018. The text of the Protocol to the Association Agreement, which takes into account the accession of Croatia to the European Union, was finalised by both parties on 27 June 2019 in the framework of the Association Committee meeting.

CONTENT: the Commission recommends to the Council to adopt the Council Decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on behalf of the European Union and its Member States. Through the proposed Protocol, Croatia would be integrated into the Association Agreement with Central America as a Party.

The Commission considers the outcome of the negotiations to be satisfactory. In particular, as regards bananas imported from Central America, the Parties agreed to modify the trigger import volumes provided for in the stabilisation clause beyond which the EU may suspend the preferential tariff treatment. The preferential customs duty remained unchanged.

2020/02/13
   EP - Preparatory document

Documents

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

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  • The European Parliament adopted by 635 votes to 5, with 56 abstentions, a legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion on behalf of the Union and its Member States of the Protocol to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America, on the other, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union.
  • Following the recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the European Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of the Protocol.
  • In June 2012, the European Union and the Central American countries signed an Association Agreement which creates a new framework for bilateral relations. This Association Agreement is based on three interdependent pillars of equal importance: political dialogue, cooperation and trade.
  • With this Protocol, Croatia will be integrated into the Association Agreement with Central America as a Party.
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  • PURPOSE: to conclude a Protocol to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Central America, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Croatia to the European Union.
  • PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.
  • ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council may adopt the act only if the European Parliament has given its consent.
  • BACKGROUND: the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Central America, of the other part, was signed on 29 June 2012 and has not yet fully entered into force, as some Member States have yet to ratify it.
  • In accordance with the Act of Accession of Croatia, Croatia has undertaken to accede to the existing agreements concluded or signed by the Member States and the European Union with third countries by means of protocols concluded by the Council, acting unanimously on behalf of the Member States, with the third countries concerned.
  • The text of the Protocol to the Association Agreement, which takes into account the accession of Croatia to the European Union, was finalised by both parties on 27 June 2019 in the framework of the Association Committee meeting.
  • CONTENT: the Council's draft aims to approve, on behalf of the European Union, the Protocol to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Central America, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Croatia to the European Union.
  • Through the proposed Protocol, Croatia would be integrated into the Association Agreement with Central America as a party to the Agreement.
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  • PURPOSE: to conclude a Protocol to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Central America, of the other part, to take account of the accession of Croatia to the European Union.
  • PROPOSED ACT: Council Decision.
  • ROLE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: the Council may adopt the act only if the European Parliament has given its consent.
  • BACKGROUND: the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Central America, of the other part, was signed on 29 June 2012 and has not yet fully entered into force, as some Member States have yet to ratify it.
  • In accordance with the Act of Accession of Croatia, Croatia has undertaken to accede to the existing agreements concluded or signed by the Member States and the European Union with third countries by means of protocols concluded by the Council, acting unanimously on behalf of the Member States, with the third countries concerned.
  • On 14 September 2012, the Council authorised the Commission to open negotiations with the third countries concerned with a view to concluding the corresponding protocols. Negotiations with Central America started in May 2014 and were successfully concluded in June 2018. The text of the Protocol to the Association Agreement, which takes into account the accession of Croatia to the European Union, was finalised by both parties on 27 June 2019 in the framework of the Association Committee meeting.
  • CONTENT: the Commission recommends to the Council to adopt the Council Decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on behalf of the European Union and its Member States. Through the proposed Protocol, Croatia would be integrated into the Association Agreement with Central America as a Party.
  • The Commission considers the outcome of the negotiations to be satisfactory. In particular, as regards bananas imported from Central America, the Parties agreed to modify the trigger import volumes provided for in the stabilisation clause beyond which the EU may suspend the preferential tariff treatment. The preferential customs duty remained unchanged.
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