1996/2138(INI)

Development problems in the Community's most outlying regions

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1996/2138(INI) Development problems in the Community's most outlying regions
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Opinion AGRI ROSADO FERNANDES Raúl Miguel (UPE)
Opinion CONT
Opinion INST GUTIÉRREZ DÍAZ Antoni (GUE/NGL)
Opinion PECH
Lead REGI FERNÁNDEZ MARTÍN Fernando (PPE)
Lead committee dossier: REGI/4/08109
Legal Basis RoP 048
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Activites

  • 1997/05/19 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 1997/04/24 Text adopted by Parliament, single reading
    • T4-0213/1997 summary
    • OJ C 150 19.05.1997, p. 0017-0062
  • 1997/04/23 Debate in Parliament
  • 1997/04/08 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 1997/04/08 Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • 1997/03/18 Committee draft report
    • PE221.473
  • 1996/09/05 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 1996/07/22 Non-legislative basic document published
  • 1996/07/22 Non-legislative basic document
  • 1994/11/09 Document attached to the procedure
    • COM(1994)0476 summary

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      • OBJECTIVE: to report on the progress achieved in implementing the POSEIMA programme in 1992 and 1993, the first full years of application of the measures provided for in the programme.
        CONTENT: under its Decision 91/315/EEC of 26 June 1991, the Council set up a programme of options specific to the remote and insular nature of Madeira and the Azores (POSEIMA). This programme endeavours to take account, in the application of Community policies, of the specificities and handicaps of these archipelagos as the result both of their insular and remote nature and their small surface area, difficult topography and climate, economic dependence on certain products and limited markets.
        According to the report, significant progress has been achieved as regards the Community's contribution to the economic and social development of the Azores and Madeira using the dual approach of ensuring that these regions benefit from the dynamics of the internal market to the maximum and recognising their real regional situation. This first period has demonstrated that this approach is well suited to the specific needs of these two regions.
        The Commission considers that this approach should be continued and strengthened, given the final objective of enabling these regions to catch up economically and socially. In fact, over these two years, POSEIMA has basically taken the form of special agricultural arrangements to supply and support local production and specific measures for the benefit of other sensitive sectors of the local economy (energy supply, customs measures, fisheries, handicrafts etc.) which are coherent with and complement interventions by the Structural Funds.
        Taking stock of these two years of application and the economic and social situation since 1991, the Commission lists the changes and additional measures now needed in order to achieve the objectives of the POSEIMA programme, especially in agriculture and fisheries. The report contains proposals along these lines and proposed job creation measures, taking account of the specific difficulties of these regions. The report lists the Community policies and instruments which need to be implemented in order to help meet the challenges faced by enterprises in these two regions, alongside national and regional measures. According to the report, Community initiatives are needed in a whole series of sectors, especially customs, and it identifies two main intervention priorities which need to be developed in order to respond to local demand:
        - improving the competitiveness and productivity of local enterprises, especially SMEs/SMIs (training, access to capital and Community funding and preferential EIB loans, access to new technologies and reduction in the cost of supplying and transporting capital and consumer goods);
        - identifying outlets on both local and external markets (better positioning of local products on the markets of the Azores and Madeira and support in promoting and marketing local products in the Member States by defining quality standards).
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      • The committee unanimously adopted the own-initiative report by Mr Fernando
        FERNANDEZ-MARTIN (PPE, E) on the problems of developing the most outlying regions of the EU.
        The report gave priority to the institutional aspect and called on the IGC 'to include in the Treaty an article relating specifically to the most outlying regions' which should clearly specify among other things that:
        - the provisions of the Treaty and of the law deriving from it apply to these regions (French overseas departments, the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands),
        - the conditions for application of the provisions of the Treaty and those for implementing joint policies are determined by the Council and the European Parliament at the instigation of the Commission to take account of the economic and socio-structural backwardness of these regions, a situation which is aggravated by persistent and cumulative factors such as their remoteness, insularity, climate, dependence on a small number of products, etc.
        The report also called for a protocol to be appended to the Treaty which specified that:
        - this new Article of the Treaty shall establish the legal basis for determining the special conditions for its application in the most outlying regions,
        - the major structural problems of a socio-economic nature which affect these regions justify the provision of greater Community support in the form of specific measures,
        - this support must be provided by adapting common policies to regional realities,
        - actions already undertaken within the framework of the POSEI programmes must be strengthened and intensified,
        - the provisions of the new Article refer in particular to customs and commercial policies (free zones), fiscal policy (harmonious development based on local produce), agricultural and fisheries policies (preventing small-scale production from being destabilized by pressure from multinationals) and the supply of raw materials and essential consumer goods.
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      • 4.70.06 Outlying and remote regions, overseas countries and territories

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