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C 41/44 Official Journal of the European Communities EN 7.2.

2001

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4. Food Aid Convention 1999 *

A5-0105/2000

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclu-
sion on behalf of the European Community of the Food Aid Convention 1999 (COM(1999) 308 *
C5-0148/1999 * 1999/0131(ACC))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the proposal for a Council decision (COM(1999) 308),

 having regard to the draft Food Aid Convention 1999 (COM(1999) 308),

 having regard to Articles 133 and 181 of the EC Treaty,

 having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Article 300(3), first subparagraph of the EC Treaty
(C5-0148/1999),

 having regard to Rule 97(7) of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the report of the Committee on Development and Cooperation and the opinions of
the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy
(A5-0105/2000),

1. Approves the conclusion of the convention;

2. Calls on the Commission to support priority use of products deriving from Community agricultural
production in the implementation of the Convention in its current and future versions;

3. Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission, and the governments
and parliaments of the Member States.

5. Financial assistance to Moldova *

A5-0082/2000

Proposal for a Council decision providing supplementary macro-financial assistance to Moldova
(COM(1999) 516 * C5-0261/1999 * 1999/0213(CNS))

The proposal was amended as follows:

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
BY THE COMMISSION (1) BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 1)
Recital 2
(2) Whereas Moldova is undertaking fundamental political (2) Whereas Moldova is undertaking fundamental political
and economic reforms and is making substantial efforts to and economic reforms and is making substantial efforts to
establish a market economy; establish a market economy and whereas it must be ensured
that this creates jobs and improves living conditions;

(1) OJ C 376 E, 28.12.1999, p. 38.
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TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 2)
Recital 6a (new)
(6a) Whereas the financial perspective contained in the
Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999 (1) provides
for a guarantee reserve for external actions for the period
2000-2006; whereas the financial perspective can be
revised should the resources agreed for the reserve prove
to be insufficient;

(1) OJ C 172, 18.6.1999, p. 1.

(Amendment 3)
Recital 7
(7) Whereas financial assistance from the Community in the (7) Whereas financial assistance from the Community in the
form a long term loan with a substantial grace period is an form of a long term loan with a substantial grace period is an
appropriate measure to help the beneficiary country at this critical appropriate measure to support the balance of payments
juncture; and help ease the country’s external financial constraints
in the current exceptionally difficult circumstances, but
also to foster the proper functioning of the administration
and to contribute to meeting the basic social needs of the
population and ensuring the efficient functioning of the
economy;

(Amendment 4)
Recital 7a (new)
(7a) Whereas, to this effect, the Commission shall ensure
that a coherent approach is implemented between eco-
nomic conditionality linked to this assistance and the
priorities retained for the EU technical assistance to Mol-
dova under TACIS Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 99/
2000 (1);

(1) OJ L 12, 18.1.2000, p. 1.

(Amendment 5)
Article 1(3)
3. This loan will be managed by the Commission in close 3. This loan will be managed by the Commission in close
consultation with the Economic and Financial Committee and in consultation with the Committee established in accordance
a manner consistent with any agreement reached between the with Article 4a and in a manner consistent with any agree-
IMF and Moldova. ment reached between the IMF and Moldova.

(Amendment 6)
Article 2
1. The Commission is empowered to agree with the Moldo- 1. The Commission is empowered to agree with the Moldo-
van authorities, after consulting the Economic and Financial Com- van authorities, after consulting the Committee established in
mittee, the economic policy conditions attached to the loan. accordance with Article 4a, the economic policy conditions
These conditions shall be consistent with the agreement attached to the loan. These conditions shall be consistent with
referred to in Article 1(3). the agreement referred to in Article 1(3), and shall be socially
balanced.
2. The Commission shall verify at regular intervals, in colla- 2. The Commission shall verify at regular intervals, in colla-
boration with the Economic and Financial Committee, and in boration with the Committee established in accordance
coordination with the IMF, that economic policy in Moldova with Article 4a, and in coordination with the IMF, that eco-
is in accordance with the objectives of this loan and that its nomic policy in Moldova is in accordance with the objectives
conditions are being fulfilled. of this loan and that its conditions are being fulfilled.
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TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 7)
Article 4(5)
5. The Economic and Financial Committee shall be kept 5. The European Parliament and the Council shall be
informed of the developments in the operations referred to in kept informed of the developments in the operations referred
paragraphs 2 and 3 at least once a year. to in paragraphs 2 and 3 at least once a year.

(Amendment 8)
Article 4a (new)
Article 4a
The Commission shall be assisted by an advisory commit-
tee composed of the representatives of the Member States
and chaired by the representative of the Commission.
The representative of the Commission shall submit to the
Committee a draft of the measures to be taken. The com-
mittee shall deliver its opinion on the draft within a time-
limit which the chairman may lay down according to the
urgency of the matter, if necessary by taking a vote.
The opinion shall be recorded in the minutes; in addition,
each Member State shall have the right to ask to have its
position recorded in the minutes.
The Commission shall take the utmost account of the opi-
nion delivered by the committee. It shall inform the com-
mittee of the manner in which the opinion has been taken
into account.
The European Parliament shall be informed by the Com
mission of committee proceedings on a regular basis in
accordance with the provisions of Article 7(3) of Council
Decision 1999/468/EC (1). The principles and conditions
concerning public access to documents which are applic-
able to the Commission shall apply to the committee.

(1) OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23.

(Amendment 9)
Article 5
At least once a year the Commission shall address a report to At least once a year, by 15 September, the Commission shall
the European Parliament, which will include an evaluation of address a report to the European Parliament and to the Coun-
the implementation of this decision. cil, which will include an evaluation of the implementation of
this decision.

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision providing
supplementary macro-financial assistance to Moldova (COM(1999) 516 * C5-0261/1999 * 1999/
0213(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(1999) 516) (1),

 having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Article 308 of the EC Treaty (C5-0261/1999),

(1) OJ C 376 E, 28.12.1999, p. 38.