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TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS


BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT

Amendment 43
Article 34, paragraph 1, point (da) (new)
(da) arrangements for taking statements from witnesses.

Amendment 24
Article 35, paragraph 1, subparagraph 2
The validity of decisions applying Article 81(3) of the Treaty The validity of decisions applying Article 81(3) of the Treaty
adopted by the Commission under those Regulations shall adopted by the Commission under those Regulations shall
come to an end no later than the date of application of this come to an end no later than two years from the date of appli-
Regulation. cation of this Regulation.

Amendment 25
Article 36a (new)
Article 36a
Report on the application of this Regulation
After three years from the entry into force of this Regulation,
the Commission shall submit a report which analyses the
ability of national courts and authorities to apply the provi-
sions of this Regulation. The report shall propose measures
aimed at improving training in Community competition law,
access to the necessary information and the consistency of the
application of Community competition law.

Amendment 26
Article 41a (new)
Article 41a
Regular review of the operation of this Regulation
The operation of this Regulation shall be subject to regular
review. In particular, a special annual report on its operation
shall be submitted to the Council and the European Parlia-
ment for the first time on [eighteen months after the date
for its first application].

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the imple-
mentation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty and amending
Regulations (EEC) No 1017/68, (EEC) No 2988/74, (EEC) No 4056/86 and (EEC) No 3975/87 (‘Regu-
lation implementing Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty’) (COM(2000) 582  C5-0527/2000  2000/
0243(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2000) 582) (1),

 having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Article 83 of the Treaty (C5-0527/2000),

(1) OJ C 365 E, 19.12.2000, p. 284.


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 having regard to Rule 67 of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the opinions of
the Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy and the Committee on Legal Affairs
and the Internal Market (A5-0229/2001),

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
Parliament;

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.

5. Medium-term financial assistance for Member States’ balances of payments *

A5-0269/2001

Proposal for a Council regulation establishing a facility providing medium-term financial assistance
for Member States’ balances of payments (COM(2001) 113  C5-0121/2001  2001/0062(CNS))

The proposal was amended as follows:

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS


BY THE COMMISSION (1) BY PARLIAMENT

Amendment 1
Recital 6a (new)

(6a) An appropriate budgetary mechanism should be estab-


lished in order to protect the Community budget from a risk
of default, which would lead to a call on the guarantee.

Amendment 2
Recital 8

(8) The introduction of the single currency has led to a sub- (8) The introduction of the single currency has led to a sub-
stantial reduction in the number of Member States eligible for stantial reduction in the number of Member States eligible for
the instrument. A downwards revision of the present ceiling of the instrument. A downwards revision of the present ceiling of
€ 16 billion is therefore justified. The loan ceiling must, € 16 billion is therefore justified. The loan ceiling must,
though, be kept at a sufficiently high level in order to satisfy though, be kept at a sufficiently high level in order to satisfy
properly the simultaneous needs of several Member States. properly the simultaneous needs of several Member States.
A reduction in the loan ceiling from € 16 billion to € 12 billion A reduction in the loan ceiling from € 16 billion to € 12 billion
seems apt to meet this need. seems apt to meet this need and also to take account of forth-
coming enlargements of the European Union.

(1) OJ C 180 E, 26.6.2001, p. 199.