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29.12.

2000 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 377/143

Wednesday 15 March 2000

6. Environmental dimension in the development process ***II

A5-0051/2000

European Parliament legislative resolution on the common position adopted by the Council with a
view to adopting a European Parliament and Council regulation on measures to promote the full
integration of the environmental dimension in the development process of developing countries
(12485/1/1999 ( C5-0013/2000 ( 1999/0020(COD))

(Codecision procedure: second reading)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Council common position (12485/1/1999  C5-0013/2000),

 having regard to its position at first reading (1) on the Commission proposal to Parliament and the
Council (COM(1999) 36) (2),

 having regard to Article 251(2) of the EC Treaty,

 having regard to Rule 80 of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the recommendation for second reading of the Committee on Development and
Cooperation (A5-0051/2000),

1. Amends the common position as follows;

2. Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.

COUNCIL AMENDMENTS
COMMON POSITION BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 1)
Article 3(1) 4th indent a (new)

( the inclusion in development cooperation projects of
environmental considerations enabling the sustainable
dimension of these projects to be distinguished, iden-
tified and assessed;

(Amendment 2)
Article 3(1), 8th indent 

sustainable production and use of energy  sustainable production and use of energy and in particu-
lar encouragement of the use of renewable energy
sources, increased energy efficiency, energy saving
and the replacement of especially damaging energy
sources by others which are less so;

(1) OJ C 279, 1.10.1999, p. 173.
(2) OJ C 47, 20.2.1999, p. 10.
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COUNCIL AMENDMENTS
COMMON POSITION BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 3)
Article 3(1), 10th indent 

conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of  conservation of biological diversity ( especially by pro-
its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the tecting ecosystems and habitats and the conservation
benefits arising out of the utilisation of genetic resources; of species diversity, the sustainable use of its compo-
nents, the involvement of holders of traditional
knowledge on the use of biological diversity, and the
fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the
utilisation of genetic resources;

(Amendment 4)
Article 3(1), 14th indent a (new)

( environmental problems related to industrial activ-
ities;

(Amendment 5)
Article 3(2), 1st indent 

support for the drawing up of national, regional and local  support for the drawing up of national, regional and local
policies, plans and strategies, for sustainable development; policies, plans, strategies, programmes and projects for
sustainable development;

(Amendment 6)
Article 3(2), 4th indent a (new)

( the promotion of trade in products that have been
produced in a sustainable manner;

(Amendment 7)
Article 3(2), 6th indent 

the formulation of guidelines and operational manuals  the formulation of guidelines, operating manuals and
aimed at promoting sustainable development and environ- instruments aimed at promoting sustainable development
mental integration; and environmental integration in particular in the form
of public databases and databanks on the internet
(open to the public);

(Amendment 8)
Article 3(2), 7th indent a (new)

( information campaigns on hazardous substances, and
toxic waste and pesticides in particular;

(Amendment 9)
Article 5(5)(b)

(b) on-the-spot coordination of these activities by means of (b) on-the-spot coordination of these activities by means of
regular meetings and exchange of information between regular meetings and exchange of information between
representatives of the Commission and of the Member representatives of the Commission and of the Member
States in the beneficiary countries, States in the beneficiary countries, and the local partners
(NGOs, grassroots communities and associations).
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COUNCIL AMENDMENTS
COMMON POSITION BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 11)
Article 7, 1st paragraph
The financial framework for implementing this Regulation dur- The financial framework for implementing this Regulation dur-
ing the period from 2000 to 2006 shall be € 50,4 million. ing the period from 2000 to 2006 shall be € 93 million.
The Commission shall submit a proposal for a new finan-
cial framework to the European Parliament and Council
before the end of 2005.

(Amendment 19)
Article 8(3)
3. Decisions relating to grants of € 2 million or more for 3. Decisions relating to grants of € 2 million or more for
individual activities financed under this Regulation shall be individual activities financed under this Regulation shall be
adopted by the Commission under the procedure laid down in adopted by the Commission under the procedure laid down in
Article 9(2). Article 9(2a).

(Amendment 20)
Article 9(2), 1st subparagraph
2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 4 and 2. Where reference is made to this paragraph, the manage-
7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provi- ment procedure set out in Article 4 of Decision 1999/468/
sions of Article 8 thereof. EC shall apply, having regard to Article 7(3) and Article 8
thereof.

(Amendment 21)
Article 9(2a) (new)
2a. Where reference is made to this paragraph, the advi-
sory procedure set out in Article 3 of Decision 1999/468/
EC shall apply, having regard to Article 7(3) and Article 8
thereof.

7. Cocoa and chocolate products ***II

A5-0047/2000

European Parliament legislative resolution on the common position adopted by the Council with a
view to adopting a European Parliament and Council directive relating to cocoa and chocolate
products intended for human consumption (9947/1/1999 ( C5-0252/1999 ( 1996/0112(COD))

(Codecision procedure: second reading)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Council common position (9947/1/1999  C5-0252/1999) (1),

 having regard to its position at first reading (2) on the Commission proposal to Parliament and the
Council (COM(1995) 722) (3),

(1) OJ C 10, 13.1.2000, p. 1.
(2) OJ C 339, 10.11.1997, p. 123.
(3) OJ C 231, 9.8.1996, p. 1.