2010/0372(COD)

Common agricultural policy CAP: support schemes for farmers, voluntary modulation of direct payments; alignment of the Regulation with the TFEU (Commission delegated and implementing powers) (amend. Regulation (EC) No 378/2007)

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2010/0372(COD) Common agricultural policy CAP: support schemes for farmers, voluntary modulation of direct payments; alignment of the Regulation with the TFEU (Commission delegated and implementing powers) (amend. Regulation (EC) No 378/2007)
RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead AGRI REIMERS Britta (ALDE)
Lead committee dossier: AGRI/7/04936
Legal Basis TFEU TFEU 043-p2
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  • 2011/12/08 Final act published in Official Journal
  • 2011/11/16 Final act signed
  • 2011/11/16 End of procedure in Parliament
  • 2011/10/20 Act adopted by Council after Parliament's 1st reading
  • #3120
  • 2011/10/20 Council Meeting
  • 2011/09/20 CSL Final Agreement
  • 2011/09/13 Text adopted by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
    • T7-0362/2011 summary
    • Results of vote in Parliament
  • 2011/09/13 Commission response to text adopted in plenary
  • 2011/05/31 Committee report tabled for plenary, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2011/05/25 Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2011/04/12 Deadline Amendments
  • 2011/03/15 Economic and Social Committee: opinion, report
  • 2011/03/04 Committee draft report
  • 2011/01/18 Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
  • 2010/12/22 EP officialisation
  • 2010/12/22 Legislative proposal
    • COM(2010)0772 summary
    • DG Regional Policy, CIOLOŞ Dacian

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9 2010/0372(COD) Common agricultural policy CAP: support schemes for farmers, voluntary modulation of direct payments; alignment of the Regulation with the TFEU (Commission delegated and implementing powers) (amend. Regulation (EC) No 378/2007)
2011/03/04 AGRI, AGRI 5 amendments...
source: PE-458.647
2011/04/28 AGRI 4 amendments...
source: PE-462.816

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

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      • PURPOSE: to align the powers conferred on the Commission under Regulation (EC) No 378/2007 to Articles 290 and 291 TFEU as regards the rules for the implementation of voluntary modulation of direct payments under the common agricultural policy.

        PROPOSED ACT: Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council.

        LEGAL BASE: Article 43(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

        BACKGROUND : The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) makes a distinction between the powers delegated to the Commission to adopt non-legislative acts of general application to supplement or amend certain non-essential elements of the legislative act as laid down in Article 290(1) of the Treaty (delegated acts), and the powers conferred upon the Commission to adopt uniform conditions for implementing legally binding Union acts as laid down in Article 291(2) of the Treaty (implementing acts).

        In the case of delegated acts, the legislator delegates to the Commission the power to adopt quasi-legislative acts. In the case of implementing acts, the context is very different. Indeed, Member States are primarily responsible for the implementation of legally binding acts of the EU. However, if the application of the legislative act requires uniform conditions for its implementation the Commission is authorised to adopt these acts.

        Furthermore, Council Regulation (EC) No 378/2007 laying down rules for voluntary modulation of direct payments provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 confers powers on the Commission in order to implement some of the provisions of that Regulation.

        As a consequence of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the powers conferred under Regulation (EC) No 378/2007 upon the Commission need to be aligned to Articles 290 and 291 TFEU. The alignment of Regulation (EC) No 378/2007 to the new rules of the Treaty is based on a classification on the basis of the new philosophy of the current Commission implementing powers. The classification has shown that all powers conferred to the Commission by this regulation are to adopt implementing acts.

        IMPACT ASSESSMENT: no impact assessment was carried out.

        CONTENT : the main provisions of this proposal are as follows:

        • in order to ensure the efficient implementation of voluntary modulation the Commission is empowered , by means of implementing acts, to fix the net amounts resulting from the application of voluntary modulation. Given the nature of the implementing acts envisaged, the Commission should adopt those acts without the assistance of a committee;
        • for the same reason the Commission is empowered to adopt implementing acts with the assistance of the Rural Development Committee established by Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) to ensure the integration of voluntary modulation in the rural development programming;
        • furthermore, the Commission is empowered to adopt implementing acts with the assistance of the Committee on the Agricultural funds established by Council Regulation (EC) 1290/2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy, to ensure the financial management of voluntary modulation.

        BUDGETARY IMPLICATION: the measure does not involve any additional Union expenditure.

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    • The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development adopted the report drafted by Britta REIMERS (ADLE, DE) on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 378/2007 as regards the rules for the implementation of voluntary modulation of direct payments under the common agricultural policy.

      It recommends that the European Parliament's position adopted at first reading, under the ordinary legislative procedure, should amend the Commission proposal.

      The proposed amendments concern the adaptation of the legislation to the provisions of the TFEU as regards the implementing powers.

      Following the recent conclusion of a Common Understanding on practical arrangements for the use of delegated acts (Article 290 TFUE), as well as the conclusion of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and the Council laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers, the committee proposes an updated version of the legal text, including the wording agreed to by Parliament and Council, related to committee procedures.

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    • PURPOSE: to align the powers conferred on the Commission under Regulation (EC) No 378/2007 to Articles 290 (Delegated acts) and 291 (Implementing acts) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) as regards the rules for the implementation of voluntary modulation of direct payments under the common agricultural policy.

      LEGISLATIVE ACT: Regulation (EU) No 1231/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 378/2007 as regards the rules for the implementation of voluntary modulation of direct payments under the common agricultural policy.

      CONTENT: the Council adopted a regulation amending regulation 378/2007 as regards the rules for the implementation of voluntary modulation of direct payments under the CAP following a first-reading agreement with the European Parliament.

      This amended regulation aligns the provisions of regulation 378/2007 on the Lisbon Treaty which makes a distinction between the powers delegated to the Commission. Provided that only two Member States are covered by this regulation, the powers conferred on the Commission are classified as implementing acts covering the adoption of uniform conditions for implementing legally binding UE acts (as laid down in article 291(2) of the Treaty).

      The Commission should, by means of implementing acts and, given their special nature, acting without the application of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011, fix the net amounts resulting from the application of voluntary modulation. The implementing powers relating to the adoption of specific provisions for:

      • the integration of voluntary modulation in the rural development programming and;
      • the financial management of voluntary modulation should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers.

      The modulation concerns the compulsory transfer of a proportion of direct payments to farmers made under the CAP from agricultural market support (Pillar 1) to rural development (Pillar 2). The scope of the amended regulation is the "voluntary modulation" which is the system allowing certain Member States to modulate direct payments to farmers at a rate over and above that of the compulsory EU-wide modulation scheme. However, it should be noted that the substance of the regulation stays untouched by the amendment which entails only procedural changes.

      ENTRY INTO FORCE: 28/12/2012.

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Common agricultural policy CAP: support schemes for farmers, voluntary modulation of direct payments; alignment of the Regulation with the TFEU (Commission delegated and implementing powers) (amend. Regulation (EC) No 378/2007)
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  • 3.10.14 Support for producers and premiums

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