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C 377/404 Official Journal of the European Communities EN 29.12.

2000

Friday 17 March 2000

 having regard to Rule 67 of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A5-0046/
2000),

1. Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2. Calls on the Commission to amend its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 250(2) of the
EC Treaty;

3. Calls on the Council to notify Parliament should it intend to depart from the text approved by Parlia-
ment;

4. Asks to be consulted again if the Council intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

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

3. Grain legumes *

A5-0045/2000

Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1577/96 introducing a specific
measure in respect of certain grain legumes (COM(1999) 428 * C5-0187/1999 * 1999/0182(CNS))

The proposal was amended as follows:

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
BY THE COMMISSION (1) BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 1)
Recital 2a (new)

(2a) Whereas the maintenance of crops of grain legumes
such as lentils, chick-peas and vetches is in the Commun-
ity economic interest, both as regards the use made of the
products and their suitability for the production areas;
whereas, given the deficit in protein crops in the EU,
the Commission should examine the possibilities for
improving the system without cutting the level of aid;

(Amendment 2)
ARTICLE 1(−1) (new)
Article 1(c) (Regulation (EC) No 1577/96)

−1. In Article 1, point (c) is completed by the following:

Seed vetches falling under CN code 12 09 29 10 shall
be included under Article 1(c).

(1) OJ C 342 E, 30.11.1999, p. 41.
29.12.2000 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 377/405

Friday 17 March 2000

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 3)
ARTICLE 1(2a) (new)
Article 6(3) (Regulation (EC) No 1577/96)
2a. In Article 6, paragraph 3 is replaced by the following:
3. By the end of the marketing year 2002/2003 at
the latest, the Commission shall submit a report on
the application of this system, accompanied if necess-
ary by appropriate proposals.

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Reg-
ulation (EC) No 1577/96 introducing a specific measure in respect of certain grain legumes
(COM(1999) 428 * C5-0187/1999 * 1999/0182(CNS))
(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,
 having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(1999) 428) (1),
 having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Articles 36 and 37 of the EC Treaty (C5-0187/
1999),
 having regard to Rule 67 of its Rules of Procedure,
 having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and the opinion
of the Committee on Budgets (A5-0045/2000),

1. Approves the Commission proposal as amended;
2. Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly pursuant to Article 250(2) of the EC
Treaty;
3. Calls on the Council to notify Parliament should it intend to depart from the text approved by Parlia-
ment;
4. Asks to be consulted again if the Council intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;
5. Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.

(1) OJ C 342 E, 30.11.1999, p. 41.