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C 41/16 Official Journal of the European Communities EN 7.2.

2001

Wednesday 3 May 2000

2. COM in milk (Community aid) *

A5-0074/2000

Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 on the common orga-
nisation of the market in milk and milk products (COM(1999) 608 + C5-0047/2000 + 1999/
0246(CNS))

The proposal was amended as follows:

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
BY THE COMMISSION (1) BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 1)
Recital 1

(1) Article 14 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of (1) Article 14 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999 of
17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in
the milk and milk products sector provides for Community the milk and milk products sector provides for Community
aid for supplying certain milk and milk products to pupils in aid for supplying certain milk and milk products to pupils in
educational establishments, the stated objective of which is to educational establishments, the stated objective of which is to
stimulate the consumption of milk by young people. An evalu- stimulate the consumption of milk by young people. An evalu-
ation of this measure has shown that the school milk scheme ation of this measure has shown that the school milk scheme
has an impact, albeit limited, on the dairy market balance. has an impact, albeit limited, on the dairy market balance.
The evaluation further underlines that if the measure were The evaluation further underlines that if the measure were
withdrawn and the onus for providing subsidised milk to withdrawn and the onus for providing subsidised milk to
schoolchildren consequently placed on Member States, avail- schoolchildren consequently placed on Member States, avail-
ability and, thus, consumption of milk products in schools ability and, thus, consumption of milk products in schools
would decrease further. It is therefore in line with the objec- would decrease further. It is therefore in line with the objec-
tives of the common agriculture policy to continue the mea- tives of the common agriculture policy to continue the mea-
sure, although with a reduced level of Community aid. sure.

(Amendment 2)
Recital 2a (new)

(2a) The growing financial responsibility of Member
States, different eating habits in the various regions of
the EU, and observance of the subsidiarity principle
demand greater flexibility in relation to the milk products
covered by the scheme.

(Amendment 3)
Recital 2b (new)

(2b) Consideration should be given to the possibility of
devising a method of linking aid to the wholesale price of
the milk product concerned.

(1) OJ C 89 E, 28.3.2000, p. 32.
7.2.2001 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 41/17

Wednesday 3 May 2000

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 8)
Recitals 2c and 2d (new)

(2c) The possibility of linking the Community’s contri-
bution to milk products to other components than fat
should be utilised.

(2d) The Community’s contribution should be based on
the consumption per pupil which would provide the
desirable simplification of the programme

(Amendment 4)
ARTICLE 1
Article 14(1) (Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999)

1. Aid shall be granted for supplying to pupils in educa- 1. Aid shall be granted for supplying to pupils in educa-
tional establishments certain processed milk products falling tional establishments certain processed milk products falling
within CN codes 0401, 0403, 0404 90, 0406 and 2202 90 within CN codes 0401, 0403, 0403 90 91 (drinking
at a maximum quantity of 0,25 litre of milk equivalent per yoghurt), 0404 90, 0406, 2202 90 and 2202 90 95 (milk-
pupil and per day. based beverage) at a maximum quantity of 0,25 litre of milk
equivalent per pupil and per day. The Commission shall
ensure that the products eligible within the scheme are
made available to schoolchildren in the Member States.

(Amendment 12/rev.)
ARTICLE 1
Article 14(2) (Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999)

2. In the case of whole milk, the Community’s contribution 2. In the case of whole milk, the Community’s contribution
to financing the aid shall be equal to 50 % of the target price to financing the aid shall be equal to 75 % of the target price
for milk. In the case of other milk products, it shall be deter- for milk. In the case of other milk products, it shall be deter-
mined taking into account the milk components of the pro- mined taking into account the milk components of the pro-
ducts concerned. ducts concerned. It shall be ensured that the amount of aid
remains unchanged.

(Amendment 6)
ARTICLE 1
Article 14(3) (Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999)

3. Payment of the Community’s contribution shall be conditional Deleted
on Member States making a contribution of an amount at least equal
to that of the Community. Member States may finance all or part of
their contribution from amounts collected from the dairy sector on
their territory.

(Amendment 7)
ARTICLE 1
Article 14(3a) (new) (Regulation (EC) No 1255/1999)

3a. In addition to Community aid, Member States may
grant national aid for supplying the products specified in
paragraph 1 to pupils in educational establishments.