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7.2.

2001 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 40/437

Thursday 13 April 2000

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT 

the way in which the Community could fulfil those expec-
tations both in the course of the Year and afterwards, in par-
ticular in the framework of its programmes in the fields of edu-
cation and training; 

evaluation studies concerning the effectiveness and impact  evaluation studies concerning the effectiveness and impact
of the European Year of the European Year, examining best practice in the
field of language teaching and learning and disseminat-
ing the results throughout the Member States.

(Amendment 46)
Annex (1)(B), heading

(B) Actions which may be co-financed by the Community (B) Actions which may be co-financed by the Community
budget budget
As a guideline, such actions may be allocated 60 % of the
total budget, which the Commission may adjust pursuant
to the procedure laid down in Article 5(2).

(Amendment 42)
Annex (2)

2. In carrying out the action, the Commission may have 2. In carrying out the action, the Commission may have
recourse to technical assistance organisations the financing of recourse to technical assistance organisations the financing of
which may be provided within the overall envelope for the which may be provided within the overall envelope for the
programme. It can, under the same conditions, have recourse programme. It can, under the same conditions, have recourse
to experts. to experts. The Commission shall consult the committee
referred to in Article 5 on the financial impact of this as-
sistance.

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parlia-
ment and of the Council on European Year of Languages 2001 (COM(1999) 485 0 C5-0278/1999 0
1999/0208(COD))

(Codecision procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council
(COM(1999) 485) (1),

 having regard to Article 251(2) of the EC Treaty and Articles 149 and 150 of the EC Treaty, pursuant
to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C5-0278/1999),

 having regard to Rule 67 of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the report of the Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport and
the opinion of the Committee on Budgets (A5-0099/2000),

(1) OJ C 56 E, 29.2.2000, p. 62.
C 40/438 Official Journal of the European Communities EN 7.2.2001

Thursday 13 April 2000

1. Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2. Asks to be consulted again should the Commission intend to amend its proposal substantially or
replace it with another text;

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

19. Principles for recording taxes and social contributions ***I

A5-0073/2000

Proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation clarifying Council Regulation (EC)
No 2223/96 as concerns principles for recording taxes and social contributions (COM(1999) 488
0 C5-0220/1999 0 1999/0200(COD))

The proposal was amended as follows.

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
BY THE COMMISSION (1) BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 1)
Title

Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation
clarifying Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 as concerns amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 as concerns
principles for recording taxes and social contributions principles for recording taxes and social contributions

(Amendment 2)
Recital 3

(3) The condition according to which the Commission cannot (3) The condition according to which the Commission cannot
change underlying concepts is not, in the present case, clearly change underlying concepts is not, in the present case, clearly
respected; respected; clear criteria need to be established which will
make it possible for accounts in the various Member
States to be homogeneous;

(Amendment 3)
Recital 4

(4) It is therefore necessary to refer the clarifications concern- (4) It is therefore necessary to refer the clarifications concern-
ing the recording of taxes and social contributions in ESA 95 ing the recording of taxes and social contributions in ESA 95
to the European Parliament and to the Council; to the European Parliament and to the Council, for the pur-
poses referred to in the preceding recital;

(Amendment 4)
Recital 7a (new)

(7a) Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 provides
for ESA second edition to be used as the European system
of integrated economic accounts for budgetary and own
resource purposes as defined in Regulation (EEC, Euratom)
No 1552/89, while Decision 94/728/EC, Euratom remains
in force;

(1) OJ C 21 E, 25.1.2000, p. 68.