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C 137 E/218 Official Journal of the European Union EN 12.6.

2003

(2003/C 137 E/246) WRITTEN QUESTION E-3501/02


by Markus Ferber (PPE-DE) to the Commission

(10 December 2002)

Subject: Transposal of Directive 89/130/EEC of 13 February 1989 on the harmonisation of the


compilation of gross national product at market prices

1. Which Member States have transposed Directive 89/130/EEC (1) of February 1989 on the harmon-
isation of the compilation of gross national product at market prices?

2. Why are the national transposal measures not published in Celex?

3. How has the Directive been transposed in the individual Member States?

4. What is the current transposal position?

(1) OJ L 49, 21.2.1989, p. 26.

Answer given by Mr Solbes Mira on behalf of the Commission

(20 January 2003)

Council Directive 89/130/EEC, Euratom, of 13 February 1989, on the harmonisation of the compilation of
gross national product at market prices (GNPmp), also called ‘the GNP Directive’, was notified to Member
States on 16 February 1989, and set up the following objectives for them:

 to establish GNPmp according to the European System of Accounts of 1979 (ESA 79) and transmit to
the Commission, before 1 October each year, the figures for GNPmp and its components so that the
Community budgetary calculations can be made;

 to provide the Commission with an inventory of the statistical methods and sources used to calculate
GNPmp and its components so that the Commission can check these calculations;

 to participate in GNPmp verification and improvement work within the GNP Committee.

In practice, all Member States achieved the objectives of the GNP Directive by transmitting each year (since
October 1989, or following their accession) their GNPmp data based on ESA 79, providing the required
inventory, and participating in GNP Committee work. Council Directive 89/130/EEC has been directly
applied by the Member States. A formal transposition of the GNP Directive into national legislations was
thus not necessary in order to comply with its obligations except in the case of Sweden. No national
implementation measures where therefore sent to the Commission by the rest of the Member States.

Starting for budgetary year 2002, a new European System of Accounts (ESA 95) will be applied for
budgetary calculations. Member States’ obligations under this new system are defined in a proposal for a
Council Regulation currently under discussion within the Council.

It is confirmed that when necessary, existing and notified, national implementation measures are
mentioned in the CELEX database.

(2003/C 137 E/247) WRITTEN QUESTION E-3504/02


by Robert Evans (PSE) to the Commission

(10 December 2002)

Subject: Directive on injunctions for the protection of consumers’ interests

Will the Commission be extending the Directive on injunctions for the protection of consumers’ interests
to cover business-to-business transactions?