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98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities L 210/11

COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 1629/98


of 20 July 1998
amending Regulation (EEC) No 2332/92 as regards sparkling wines produced in
the Community and Regulation (EEC) No 4252/88 on the preparation and
marketing of liqueur wines produced in the Community

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, 1. In Article 11(3), ‘1 April 1998' and ‘1 September 1998'
shall be replaced respectively by ‘1 April 1999' and ‘1
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European September 1999'.
Community, and in particular Article 43 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission (1), 2. In Article 16(3), ‘1 April 1998' and ‘1 September 1998'
shall be replaced respectively by ‘1 April 1999' and ‘1
Having regard to the opinion of the European Parlia- September 1999'.
ment (2),

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social


Committee (3), Article 2
Whereas Articles 11 and 16 of Regulation (EEC) No
2332/92 (4) and Article 6(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 4252/ Regulation (EEC) No 4252/88 is hereby amended as
88 (5) fix the maximum sulphur dioxide content of spark- follows:
ling wines and of liqueur wines; whereas those Articles
provide for the presentation by 1 April 1998 of a report
from the Commission to the Council on those contents, 1. In Article 4(2), ‘1 April 1998' and ‘1 September 1998'
together, where appropriate, with proposals; whereas the shall be replaced respectively by ‘1 April 1999' and ‘1
measures proposed should be consistent with others that September 1999'.
the Commission is required to draft; whereas the above-
mentioned deadline should therefore be postponed; 2. In Article 6(2), ‘1 April 1998' and ‘1 September 1998'
whereas the same is true for the deadlines provided for in shall be replaced respectively by ‘1 April 1999' and ‘1
Article 4(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 4252/88, September 1999'.

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:


Article 3

Article 1
This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day
Regulation (EEC) No 2332/92 is hereby amended as following that of its publication in the Official Journal of
follows: the European Communities.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member
States.

Done at Brussels, 20 July 1998.

For the Council


The President
W. MOLTERER

(1) OJ C 87, 23. 3. 1998, p. 15.


(2) OJ C 210, 6. 7. 1998.
(3) OJ C 214, 10. 7. 1998.
(4) OJ L 231, 13. 8. 1992, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by
Regulation (EC) No 1594/96 (OJ L 206, 16. 8. 1996, p. 35).
(5) OJ L 373, 31. 12. 1988, p. 59. Regulation as last amended by
Regulation (EC) No 1594/96.