2009/0018(NLE)

EC/Canada agreement: air transport

Awaiting Parliament 1st reading / single reading / budget 1st stage

2009/0018(NLE) EC/Canada agreement: air transport
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead TRAN ASSIS Francisco (S&D) PROUST Franck (EPP), FOSTER Jacqueline (ECR), RADOŠ Jozo (ALDE), KONEČNÁ Kateřina (GUE/NGL), TAYLOR Keith (Verts/ALE), PAKSAS Rolandas (EFD)
Lead TRAN
Lead TRAN ȚICĂU Silvia-Adriana (S&D)
Lead committee dossier: TRAN/7/00252;TRAN/8/12952
Legal Basis TFEU TFEU 100-p2, TFEU TFEU 218-p6a
Subjects
Links

Activites

  • 2018/07/12 Committee report tabled for plenary, reconsultation
  • 2018/07/10 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2018/04/30 Formal reconsultation of Parliament
  • 2018/03/27 Amended legislative proposal for reconsultation published
    • 06730/2018 summary
    • DG {u'url': u'http://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/mobility-and-transport_en', u'title': u'Mobility and Transport'}, KALLAS Siim
  • 2018/01/10 Modified legislative proposal published
    • COM(2018)0004 summary
    • DG {u'url': u'http://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/mobility-and-transport_en', u'title': u'Mobility and Transport'}, KALLAS Siim
  • 2011/03/24 Results of vote in Parliament
    • Results of vote in Parliament
    • Debate in Parliament
    • T7-0107/2011 summary
  • 2011/03/02 Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2011/02/28 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/11/25 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/11/08 Legislative proposal published
    • 15380/2010 summary
    • DG {u'url': u'http://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/mobility-and-transport_en', u'title': u'Mobility and Transport'}, KALLAS Siim
  • 2009/12/02 Additional information
  • #2979
  • 2009/11/30 Council Meeting
  • #2935
  • 2009/03/30 Council Meeting

Documents

Votes

A8-0254/2018 - Francisco Assis - Approbation

2018/10/02
Position Total ALDE ECR EFDD ENF GUE/NGL NI PPE S&D Verts/ALE correctional
For 583 67 50 18 28 5 12 187 169 47 0
Against 42 0 1 2 4 29 6 0 0 0 0
Abstain 23 0 0 16 1 4 0 0 1 1 0

History

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    • The amended proposal for a Council Decision invites the Council to approve, on behalf of the Union, the Air Transport Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and Canada, of the other part. The consent of the European Parliament is required for the Council to adopt the act.

      The Agreement was signed on 17 and 18 December 2009, subject to its conclusion at a later date, in accordance with Decision 2010/417/EC of the Council and of the Representatives of the Member States of the European Union meeting within the Council.

      The Agreement aimed, in particular, to foster the growth of international air transport by opening up market access and maximising benefits for consumers, air carriers, workers and people on both sides of the Atlantic.

      This proposal amends the initial Commission proposal, which was adopted on 17 February 2009 and submitted to the Council, in particular to take account of the entry into force of the Treaty of Lisbon and following the judgement of the European Court of Justice of 28 April 2015 in Case C-28/12.

      According to the amended proposal, the application of the decision-making and representation provisions on various matters set out in the Agreement should be discontinued in the light of the ECJ judgment.

      Having regard to the Treaties, new provisions on those matters are not necessary, nor are provisions on information obligations of the Member States, such as those set out in Decision 2010/417/EC.

      Consequently, Articles 3, 4 and 5 of that decision shall cease to apply on the date of entry into force of the proposed decision.

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    • The draft Council Decision concerns the approval, on behalf of the Union, of the Air Transport Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and Canada, of the other part.

      The European Parliament has been consulted again for the approval on the draft decision to conclude the Agreement on behalf of the Union.

      The Agreement was signed on 17 and 18 December 2009, subject to its conclusion at a later date, in accordance with Decision 2010/417/EC of the Council. It was ratified by all Member States, except for the Republic of Croatia.

      It is intended that Croatia will accede to the Agreement in accordance with Article 6(2) of the 2011 Act of Accession.

      According to the Council’s draft, the provisions on decision making and representation with regard to various matters set out in the Agreement should be discontinued in view of the judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 28 April 2015 in case C-28/12.

      Having regard to the Treaties, new provisions on those matters are not necessary, nor are provisions on information obligations of the Member States, such as those set out in Article 5 of Decision 2010/417/EC.

      Consequently, Articles 3, 4 and 5 of Decision 2010/417/EC should cease to apply at the date of entry into force of the proposed Decision.

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    • PURPOSE: signature and conclusion of the EU-Canada Air Transport Agreement.

      PROPOSED ACT: Decision of the Council and the representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Union, meeting within the Council.

      BACKGROUND: this Agreement was negotiated under a mandate received from the Council in October 2007. Air services between the EU and Canada presently operate on the basis of bilateral agreements between individual Member States and Canada. These bilateral agreements contain provisions that the European Court of Justice ruled in November 2002 to be incompatible with Community law.

      It is therefore essential that a new Community-level framework for EU/Canada air services is established.

      The negotiating mandate set the objective of establishing an Open Aviation Area (OAA) between the EU and Canada. This would create a single market for air transport between the EU and Canada in which investment could flow freely and in which European and Canadian airlines would be able to provide air services without any restriction, including in the domestic markets of both parties. Achievement of the mandate in full would require significant legislative changes in Canada, in particular to remove the existing legal restrictions on foreign ownership and control of Canadian airlines and on cabotage. For this reason, the mandate explicitly recognises the possibility of implementing an agreement in a phased approach.

      The EU accepted during the negotiations that full investment opening could not be achieved from the start, but would be gradually introduced in different phases during a transitional period. Based on the negotiating directives of the mandate, and in line with conclusions of the

      EU-Canada summit of October 2008, the draft Agreement with Canada was finalised by the Commission in November 2008.

      IMPACT ASSESSMENT: the Agreement ensures the gradual establishment of an EU/Canada Open Aviation Area. A report prepared for the Commission in 2006 by consultants, estimated that an EU/Canada Open Aviation Area would generate upwards of 17 million extra passengers a year, consumer benefits of at least EUR 5 billion a year, and would support employment on both sides of the Atlantic.

      CONTENT: this Agreement represents a comprehensive agreement that will replace the existing bilateral agreements concluded by the Member States with Canada. It removes all existing restrictions on the rights of both Community air carriers and Canadian air carriers to operate between points in the European Community and points in Canada. In this respect, the Agreement removes the obstacles to the ability of Community air carriers to benefit from the right of establishment within the Community, including the right to non-discriminatory market access, in relation to the provision of air services to and from Canada.

      It includes a gradual phasing-in of traffic rights and investment opportunities. It would meet the legal requirements of the Community and deliver substantial immediate economic benefits for transatlantic air travellers and shippers.

      The Agreement:

      • creates simultaneously for all Community air carriers uniform conditions for market access, and establishes new arrangements for regulatory co-operation between the European Community and Canada in fields essential for the safe, secure, and efficient operation of transatlantic air services. In particular, there will be strengthened co-operation in matters concerning aviation security and aviation safety. There will also be new arrangements for cooperation to ensure a competitive level playing-field. These arrangements can only be achieved at Community level because they involve a number of areas of exclusive Community competence;
      • allows for the simultaneous extension of its terms to the 27 Member States, applying the same rules without discrimination and benefiting all Community air carriers regardless of their nationality. These carriers can now operate freely from any point in the European Union to any point in Canada. Removal of all market access restrictions between the EU and Canada will not only attract new entrants to the market and create opportunities to operate to underserved airports, but will also facilitate consolidation between Community air carriers;
      • secures for all Community air carriers access to commercial opportunities, such as the possibility to freely establish prices, which no Member State has been able to secure by negotiating individually. One of the main objectives of the mandate is to create a level playing field between all EU and Canadian air carriers, and this requires strong regulatory co-operation which can only be delivered at Community level.

      BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: the proposal has no implication for the Community budget.

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