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C 303 E/830 EN Official Journal of the European Union 13.12.

2006

Thursday, 6 July 2006

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS


BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT

Amendment 24
Article 5, paragraph 1
1. The Commission may, on its initiative or on demand of 1. The Commission shall draw up a twice-yearly report
a Member State, organise an exchange of views with Member summarising the information forwarded by the Member
States' experts on a particular national measure submitted States. In preparing its report, the Commission may further
under articles 2 and 3 of this Decision. The Member State consult the Member States. That report shall be forwarded to
whose measure is the object of discussion shall be represented the European Parliament and the relevant services of the
at the exchange of views. Council with a view to providing the political authorities
with a basis for their exchanges of views.
Amendment 25
Article 5, paragraph 2
2. The purpose of the exchange of views shall be the iden- deleted
tification of issues of common interest.
Amendment 26
Article 6, paragraph 1
The Commission shall evaluate the functioning of the system 3 The Commission shall evaluate the functioning of the system
years after the entry into force of this Decision and regularly two years after the entry into force of this Decision and regu-
thereafter. larly thereafter.

P6_TA(2006)0314

Modification of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities

European Parliament resolution on modification of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities

The European Parliament,

— having regard to its resolution of 23 June 2005 on the amendment of its decision of 4 June 2003 on
the adoption of the Statute for the Members of the European Parliament ( 1),

— having regard to the Declaration of 3 June 2005 by Representatives of the Member States, meeting
within Council, in which they agreed that ‘when an instrument laying down the regulations and general
conditions governing the performance of duties of Members of the European Parliament is adopted
pursuant to the terms of Article 190(5) of the Treaty, they will examine the request of Parliament to
revise the relevant provisions of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the European Communities
of 1965 insofar as it concerns the Members of the European Parliament with a view to reach a conclu-
sion as soon as possible’,

— having regard to Rule 108(5) of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas its resolution of 23 June 2005 considered the Declaration of 3 June 2005 to be an essential
element for a compromise with the Council on the Statute,

(1) OJ C 133 E, 8.6.2006, p. 48.


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B. whereas its resolution of 23 June 2005 insisted ‘that the overall compromise on the Statute for Members
of the European Parliament should consist of the following elements:

a) a separate and independent examination of that part of the Statute which falls under secondary law
and of that part which falls under primary law, and approval of both parts in accordance with the
institutional provisions applicable to each of them;

b) with regard to that part which falls under primary law, the Member States are called upon to review
the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Communities of 8 April 1965 in
respect of the provisions relating to Members of the European Parliament, taking the Statute approved
on 3 and 4 June 2003 as a model’,

1. Recalls the Council's undertaking to consider Parliament's request for a review of those provisions of
the 1965 Protocol on the Privileges and Immunities of the European Communities relating to Members of
the European Parliament, the aim being to reach a conclusion as swiftly as possible; hopes also that, when
the revision is carried out, a clause will be inserted to enable the European Parliament to bring actions
before the Court of Justice of the European Communities for the purpose of safeguarding the privileges and
immunities guaranteed by the Protocol;

2. Confirms that the basis for that revision must be the Statute approved by the European Parliament on
3 and 4 June 2003;

3. Calls on the Council to ensure the appropriate European Parliament involvement in that intergovern-
mental conference;

4. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council and the Commission.

P6_TA(2006)0315

Economic and social consequences of business restructuring in Europe

European Parliament resolution on the economic and social consequences of companies restruc-
turing in Europe

The European Parliament,

— having regard to the Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights of Workers 1989 and the related action
programme,

— having regard to Council Directive 75/129/EEC of 17 February 1975 on the approximation of the laws
of the Member States relating to collective redundancies (1),

— having regard to Council Directive 94/45/EC of 22 September 1994 on the establishment of a European
Works Council or a procedure in Community-scale undertakings and Community-scale groups of under-
takings for the purposes of informing and consulting employees (2) (European Works Council Directive),

— having regard to the rapid transformations and economic changes that may affect companies, positively
or negatively, in all the Members States,

(1) OJ L 48, 22.2.1975, p. 29. Directive as last amended by Directive 92/56/EEC (OJ L 245, 26.8.1992, p. 3).
(2) OJ L 254, 30.9.1994, p. 64.