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European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal and on the amended proposal for a
Council regulation introducing specific measures for certain agricultural products for the Azores
and Madeira (COM(2000) 791  COM(2001) 156  C5-0745/2000  2000/0314(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Commission proposal and amended proposal to the Council (COM(2000) 791) (1),
and (COM(2001) 156)

 having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Articles 36, 37, and 299(2) of the EC Treaty
(C5-0745/2000),

 having regard to Rule 67 of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and the opinion
of the Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism (A5-0197/2001),

1. Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2. Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 250(2) of the EC
Treaty;

3. Calls on the Council to notify Parliament should it intend to depart from the text approved by
Parliament;

4. Asks to be consulted again if the Council intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

5. Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.

(1) OJ C 96 E, 27.3.2001, p. 301.

3.
Proposal for a Council regulation introducing specific measures for certain agricultural products
for the Canary Islands (COM(2000) 791  C5-0746/2000  2000/0316(CNS))

The proposal was amended as follows:

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Amendment 111
Recital 1a (new)

(1a) Article 299(2) of the Treaty states that the Council,


acting by a qualified majority on a proposal from the Com-
mission and after consulting the European Parliament, shall
adopt specific measures aimed, in particular, at laying down
the conditions of application of the Treaty to the outermost
regions of the European Union, in the context of, inter alia,
access to the Structural Funds.

(1) 1 OJ C 96 E, 27.3.2001, p. 316.


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Amendment 112
Recital 2

(2) By Decision 91/314/EEC of 26 June 1991 the Council (2) By Decision 91/314/EEC of 26 June 1991 the Council
adopted a programme of options specific to the remote and adopted a programme of options specific to the remote and
insular nature of the Canary Islands (Poseican) in accordance insular nature of the Canary Islands (Poseican) in accordance
with the Community’s policy of assistance for the most remote with the Community’s policy of assistance for the most remote
regions. The purpose of the programme is to facilitate the regions. The purpose of the programme is to facilitate the
economic and social development of the region and enable it economic and social development of the region and enable it
to benefit from the advantages of the single market of which it to benefit from the advantages of the single market of which it
is an integral part despite the objective factors leaving it geo- is an integral part despite the objective factors leaving it geo-
graphically and economically isolated. The programme calls for graphically and economically isolated. The programme calls for
the CAP to be applied in the region and provides for special the CAP to be applied in the region and provides for special
measures to be adopted, in particular to improve the con- measures to be adopted, in particular to improve the con-
ditions in which agricultural products are produced and mar- ditions in which agricultural products are produced and mar-
keted there and to mitigate the effects of its exceptional geo- keted there and to mitigate the effects of its exceptional geo-
graphical situation and constraints as since recognised in graphical situation and constraints as since recognised in
Article 299(2) of the Treaty. Article 299(2) of the Treaty, when determining the conditions
for the application of Community measures in the Canary
Islands.

Amendment 113
Recital 3

(3) The particular geographical situation of the Canary Islands (3) The particular geographical situation and the remoteness
imposes additional transport costs in supplying essential pro- of the Canary Islands impose additional transport costs in sup-
ducts for human consumption, for processing and as agricul- plying essential products for human consumption, for process-
tural inputs. In addition, objective factors arising as a result of ing and as agricultural inputs. In addition, objective factors
insularity impose further constraints on economic operators arising as a result of insularity impose further constraints on
and producers in the Canary Islands that severely handicap economic operators and producers in the Canary Islands that
their activities. These handicaps can be alleviated by lowering severely handicap their activities, as do other factors such as
the price of these essential products. It is therefore appropriate the impossibility of economies of scale, limited water and
to introduce specific supply arrangements to guarantee supply energy resources and particularly high production costs.
to these islands and compensate for the additional costs arising These handicaps can be alleviated by lowering the price of
from their insularity and remoteness. these essential products. It is therefore appropriate to introduce
specific supply arrangements to guarantee supply to these
islands and compensate for the additional costs arising from
their insularity and remoteness.

Amendment 114
Recital 5a (new)

(5a) The quantities permitted under this specific supply


arrangement must be determined by means of regular supply
programmes which may be revised throughout their period of
application in response to the basic needs of the Canary
Islands market, taking account of local production and tradi-
tional trade flows.
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Amendment 115
Recital 8

(8) Traditional livestock farming activities should be sup- (8) Traditional livestock farming activities should be sup-
ported in order to help meet local consumption needs. To ported in order to help meet local consumption needs. To
that end, derogations are needed from some of the provisions that end, derogations are needed from some of the provisions
of the common market organisations which restrict produc- of the common market organisations which restrict produc-
tion, to take account of the development and particular con- tion, to take account of the development and particular con-
ditions of local production, which are quite different from ditions of local production, which are quite different from
those in the rest of the Community. This objective may also those in the rest of the Community.
be pursued indirectly by financing genetic improvement pro-
grammes involving the purchase of pure-bred breeding ani-
mals, by purchasing commercial breeds more suited to local
conditions and by supplementing the suckler cow premium
and the slaughter premium, and, pending the development of
local livestock farming, temporary provision should be made
for the supply of male animals for fattening, the number of
such animals to be supplied each year being limited so as not
to compromise the above-mentioned objective. The estimate
of local consumption requirements is drawn up in a periodic
balance. To ensure that Community support can be mobilised
effectively, an annual financial allocation must enable the
sectors concerned to define and implement strategies tailored
to the local context for economic development, spatial organi-
sation of production and increasing the professionalism of
producers.

Amendment 116
Recital 8a (new)

(8a) In the case of beef cattle, the objective described in the


preceding recital may also be pursued indirectly by financing
genetic improvement programmes involving the purchase of
pure-bred breeding animals, by purchasing commercial breeds
more suited to local conditions and by supplementing the
suckler cow premium and the slaughter premium, and, pend-
ing the development of local livestock farming, temporary
provision should be made for the supply of male animals for
fattening, the number of such animals to be supplied each
year being limited so as not to compromise the above-men-
tioned objective. The estimate of local consumption require-
ments is drawn up in a periodic balance. To ensure that
Community support can be mobilised effectively, an annual
financial allocation must enable livestock producers con-
cerned to define and implement strategies tailored to the
local context for economic development, spatial organisation
of production and increasing the professionalism of pro-
ducers.

Amendment 117
Recital 9a (new)

(9a) The opportunity provided by the reform of the COM


in beef and veal should be seized to protect the local livestock
sectors of the Canary Islands and the other outermost regions
of the European Union, as well as the consumer, from the
risks arising from BSE and its social and economic impact.
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Amendment 118
Recital 12

(12) Aid for human consumption of fresh cow’s milk pro- (12) Aid for human consumption of fresh cow’s milk pro-
ducts is paid to dairies so that the milk produced can be dis- ducts is paid to dairies so that the milk produced can be dis-
posed of in the normal fashion on the local market. Extending posed of in the normal fashion on the local market. Extending
the aid to cover other products has enabled the sector to adapt the aid to cover other products has enabled the sector to adapt
to changing consumption habits. The level of self sufficiency is to changing consumption habits. The level of self sufficiency is
still very low, and so the measure should be continued. still very low, and so the measure should be continued. Fur-
thermore, sheep and goat’s milk products are important to
the Canary Islands, and the measure should be extended to
cover sheep and goat farms.

Amendment 119
Recital 13

(13) The area aid scheme for fruit and edible vegetables, roots (13) The area aid scheme for fruit and edible vegetables, roots
and tubers, flowers and live plants has proved unsuitable, espe- and tubers, flowers and live plants has proved unsuitable, espe-
cially because of the slowness and complexity of procedures cially because of the slowness and complexity of procedures
and the way the proposed aid was structured. Lessons should and the way the proposed aid was structured. Lessons should
be learned from the encouraging results of the Poseidom be learned from the encouraging results of the Poseidom
reform in that sector, and marketing and processing aid should reform in those sectors. In this connection, firstly, marketing
be envisaged with a view to supplying the market in the and processing aid should be envisaged with a view to supply-
Canary Islands. Such aid must help local produce compete ing the market in the Canary Islands. Such aid must help local
with products from elsewhere on high-growth markets, better produce compete with products from elsewhere on high-
satisfy the requirements of consumers and new distribution growth markets, better satisfy the requirements of consumers
channels, improve the productivity of farms and upgrade the and new distribution channels, improve the productivity of
quality of products. The marketing of these products, both farms and upgrade the quality of products. Secondly, the mar-
fresh and processed, should be continued and they should be keting of these products, both fresh and processed, should be
promoted on the Community market. An economic study will continued and they should be promoted on the Community
help to refine the structure of the sector. market, for which purpose aid should be granted for the plac-
ing of these products on the Community market. An econ-
omic study, financed by the Commission, will help to refine
the structure of these sectors.

Amendment 120
Recital 18a (new)

(18a) The Commission should apply enterprise development


policy in an effective fashion to the SMEs in the agri-food
sector in the outermost regions of the European Union.

Amendment 121
Recital 19a (new)

(19a) Article 29(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1257/1999


restricts eligibility for forestry aid to forest and woodland
areas which are owned by private owners, municipalities or
associations thereof. There are other woodland areas in the
Canary Islands which belong to the State, falling within pro-
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tected areas of natural beauty or bordering on some of the


islands’ national parks. In view of this and given the high
degree of biodiversity present, it is desirable to introduce
some flexibility into the conditions laid down in Article 29,
with a view to meeting international nature protection obli-
gations.

Amendment 122
Recital 20

(20) A derogation may be granted from the Commission’s (20) A derogation may be granted from the Commission’s
consistent policy of not authorising State operating aid for the consistent policy of not authorising State operating aid for the
production, processing and marketing of agricultural products production, processing and marketing of agricultural products
covered by Annex I to the Treaty in order to mitigate the spe- covered by Annex I to the Treaty in order to mitigate the spe-
cific constraints on farming in the Canary Islands as a result of cific constraints on farming in the Canary Islands as a result of
their remoteness, insularity, small area, mountainous terrain their remoteness, insularity, small area, mountainous terrain
and climate and their economic dependency on a small number and climate and their economic dependency on a small number
of products. of products, as well as the impossibility of economies of scale
and high production costs, which form an obstacle to market-
ing.

Amendment 123
Recital 20a (new)

(20a) Provision should be made to adopt the transitional


rules required to ease the change from the arrangements laid
down in Regulation (EEC) No 1601/92 (1) to the new
arrangements laid down by this Regulation so as to avoid
breaks in continuity should existing measures be extended.

(1) OJ L 173, 27.6.1992, p. 13.

Amendment 124
Article 1

This Regulation lays down specific measures to remedy the dif- This Regulation lays down specific measures to remedy the dif-
ficulties caused by the remote and insular nature of the Canary ficulties caused by the remote and insular nature and other
Islands in respect of certain agricultural products. specific limitations of the Canary Islands in respect of certain
agricultural products.

Amendment 125
Article 2, paragraph 1

1. Specific supply arrangements are hereby introduced for the 1. Specific supply arrangements are hereby introduced for the
agricultural products listed in Annex I to this Regulation, agricultural and livestock products listed in Annex I to this
which are essential for human consumption, for processing Regulation, which are essential for human consumption, for
and as agricultural inputs in the Canary Islands. processing, for preparation and as agricultural inputs in the
Canary Islands.

Amendment 126
Article 3, paragraph 1, subparagraph 2

Products which have entered the Community’s customs ter- Products which have entered the Community’s customs ter-
ritory under inward processing or customs warehousing ritory under inward processing or customs warehousing
arrangements shall be considered as direct imports for the pur- arrangements shall not be considered as direct imports for the
poses of this Title. purposes of this Title.
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Amendment 127
Article 3, paragraph 5, subparagraph 2

Where the products concerned are processed in the Canary Where the products concerned are processed in the Canary
Islands, the aforesaid prohibition shall not apply to traditional Islands, the aforesaid prohibition shall not apply to traditional
exports or shipments of the processed products to the rest of exports or shipments of the processed products to the rest of
the Community. In the case of traditional exports, no refund the Community. In the case of traditional exports, export
shall be granted. refunds may be granted for products manufactured in the
Canary Islands using raw materials imported under the spe-
cific supply arrangements and processed to a sufficient degree
there.

Amendment 128
Article 3, paragraph 6, subparagraph 2

The Commission shall draw up supply balances in accordance The Commission shall draw up supply balances in accordance
with the procedure referred to in the first subparagraph. It may with the procedure referred to in the first subparagraph. It may
revise those balances, and the list of products in Annex I, in revise those balances, and the list of products in Annex I, and
accordance with the same procedure, in the light of changes in the aids granted, in accordance with the same procedure, in
the Canary Islands’ requirements. the light of changes in the Canary Islands’ requirements.

For products forming part of public stocks, such as those


resulting from intervention, which benefit from the aid laid
down in Article 3(2), the same provisions shall apply as for
products available on the Community market.

Amendment 129
Article 4, paragraph 4

4. Article 3(4) and (5) shall apply to goods qualifying for aid 4. Article 3(4) and (5) shall apply to goods qualifying for aid
under paragraph 1. under paragraph 1. Notwithstanding the above, the Commis-
sion may authorise the re-export, without aid having to be
paid back, of the pure-bred animals referred to in para-
graph 1, once their reproductive function has been fulfilled.

Amendment 130
Article 5, paragraph 1, point (b)

(b) aid shall be granted for the supply of animals as referred to (b) aid shall be granted for the supply of animals as referred to
in (a) originating in the Community, up to a limit of in (a) originating in the Community to producers holding
4 000 head. Priority shall be given to producers holding animals of local origin.
animals for fattening at least 50 % of which are of local
origin.

Amendment 131
Article 6, paragraph 2

2. A supplement to the slaughter premium of € 25 per head 2. A supplement to the slaughter premium of € 100 per
shall be paid to producers for each animal slaughtered under head shall be paid to producers for each animal slaughtered
Article 11 of Regulation (EC) No 1254/1999. under Article 11 of Regulation (EC) No 1254/1999.
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Amendment 132
Article 6, paragraph 3

3. A supplement to the premium for maintaining suckler 3. A supplement to the premium for maintaining suckler
cows provided for in Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 1254/ cows provided for in Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 1254/
1999 shall be paid to beef and veal producers. The amount of 1999 shall be paid to beef and veal producers. The amount of
this supplement shall be € 50 per suckler cow held by the pro- this supplement shall be € 100 per suckler cow held by the
ducer on the day on which the application is submitted. producer on the day on which the application is submitted.

Amendment 133
Article 6, paragraph 3a (new)

(3a) A supplement to the special premium for fattening


male bovine animals provided for in Article 4 of Regulation
(EC) No 1254/1999 shall be paid to beef and veal producers
for each animal reaching a minimum weight to be determined
by the Commission. The amount of the supplement shall be
€ 40 per head.

Amendment 134
Article 8, paragraph 1, subparagraph 2a (new)

The basic and supplementary premiums referred to in the


first subparagraph shall be granted each year for a maximum
of 300 000 head.

Amendment 135
Article 9, paragraph 1

1. During the period 2001-2005, financial assistance shall 1. During the period 2002-2006, financial assistance shall
be granted to producers and producer organisations recognised be granted to producers and producer organisations recognised
by the competent authorities to implement a comprehensive by the competent authorities to implement a comprehensive
programme to support production and marketing in the sheep programme to support production and marketing in the
and goat sector in the Canary Islands, in particular cheese, the Canary Islands of local produce in the livestock sector. In
chief product of that sector. particular, special attention shall be given to the sheep and
goat sector, in particular cheese, the chief product of that sec-
tor.

The operational programmes must be approved by the com- The programmes must be approved by the competent auth-
petent authorities and shall include measures such as incentives orities and shall include measures such as incentives to struc-
to structure the sector, achieve genetic improvement of herds, ture the sector, provide it with technical assistance, achieve
and improve the technical and health conditions on farms, the genetic improvement of herds, and improve the technical and
quality of milk and cheese and the image of local products, health conditions on farms, the quality of produce and the
industrial production, marketing and concentration of artisanal image of local products, industrial production, marketing and
supply. concentration of artisanal supply.

These programmes may not include aid in addition to the pre- These programmes may not include aid in addition to the pre-
miums paid under Article 8. miums paid under this Regulation.
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Amendment 136
Article 10, paragraph 1

1. Aid shall be granted for the human consumption of 1. Aid shall be granted for the human consumption of
locally produced fresh cow’s milk products, within the limits locally produced cow, sheep and goat’s milk products, within
of the consumption needs of the islands as assessed period- the limits of the consumption needs of the islands as assessed
ically. The aid shall be paid to the dairies. The aid shall amount periodically. The aid shall be paid to the dairies, cheese manu-
to € 8,45 per 100 kg of whole milk. facturers and small-scale cheese producers that comply with
existing Community law. The aid shall amount to € 10 per
100 kg of whole milk.

Amendment 137
Article 10, paragraph 2a (new)

2a. The additional levy applying to milk producers under


Council Regulation (EEC) No 3950/92 of 28 December 1992
establishing an additional levy in the milk and milk products
sector (1) shall not apply to the Canary Islands.

(1) OJ L 405, 31.12.1992, p. 1.

Amendment 138
Article 11, paragraph 1, subparagraph 3

Grant of the aid shall be subject to the conclusion of supply Grant of the aid shall be subject to the conclusion of supply
contracts lasting one or more years between producers or pro- contracts lasting one or more years between producers, groups
ducer organisations as referred to in Articles 11, 13 and 14 of thereof, or producer organisations as referred to in Articles 11,
Council Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 of 28 October 1996 on 13 and 14 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 of
the common organisation of the market in fruit and vegetables 28 October 1996 on the common organisation of the market
and the food industry or distributors, restaurants and the like in fruit and vegetables and the food industry or distributors,
or local authorities. restaurants and the like or local authorities.

Amendment 139
Article 11, paragraph 1, subparagraph 6

The aid shall not be granted for bananas falling within CN code The aid shall not be granted for bananas falling within CN code
0803 00, tomatoes falling within CN code 0702 00 or new 0803 00.
potatoes falling within CN code 0701 90 51.

Amendment 140
Article 11, paragraph 1a (new)

1a. The Commission shall finance a study with a view to


the integrated development of this sector in the Canary
Islands, which shall include all aspects of the process with
the aim of ensuring it is properly organised.

Amendment 141
Article 12, paragraph 1, subparagraph 2

The contracts shall be concluded between individual producers The contracts shall be concluded between individual producers,
or producer organisations as referred to in Articles 11, 13 and producer organisations’, or producers’ groups as referred to in
14 of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 established in the Canary Articles 11, 13 and 14 of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 estab-
Islands and natural or legal persons established in the rest of lished in the Canary Islands and natural or legal persons estab-
the Community. lished in the rest of the Community.
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Amendment 142
Article 12, paragraph 2, subparagraph 2
This aid shall be paid up to a limit of a volume of This aid shall be granted, up to the limits of the annual
10 000 tonnes per product per year. amounts established by product category, to producers, pro-
ducer organisations and producers’ groups.

Amendment 143
Article 12, paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2, in the
case of tomatoes falling within code 0702 00, the amount of
the aid shall be € 16,67 per tonne up to a limit of
300 000 tonnes.
The Commission shall periodically review and update the
limits provided for in this paragraph and shall submit an
evaluation report on the application of the measure and the
adequacy of the level of aid to the Council and the European
Parliament by the end of 2006.

Amendment 144
Article 12, paragraph 4
4. Where marketing of the products referred to in para- 4. Where marketing of the products referred to in para-
graph 1 is undertaken by joint ventures constituted, with the graph 1 is undertaken by joint ventures constituted, with the
aim of marketing produce from the Canary Islands, by pro- aim of marketing produce from the Canary Islands, by pro-
ducers in those islands or producer organisations as referred ducers in those islands, producer organisations, or producers’
to in Articles 11, 13 and 14 of Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 groups as referred to in Articles 11, 13 and 14 of Regulation
and natural or legal persons established in the rest of the Com- (EC) No 2200/96 and natural or legal persons established in
munity, and where the partners undertake to pool the knowl- the rest of the Community, and where the partners undertake
edge and know-how required to achieve the objective of the to pool the knowledge and know-how required to achieve the
joint venture over a minimum period of three years, the objective of the joint venture over a minimum period of three
amount of the aid shall be increased to 13 % of the value of years, the amount of the aid shall be increased to 13 % of the
the annual production marketed jointly. value of the annual production marketed jointly.

Amendment 145
Article 13a (new)
Article 13a
The maximum limit for financial assistance under Arti-
cle 15(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2200/96 shall be
6 % of the value of the marketed produce of each fruit and
vegetable producer organisation in the Canary Islands.
Further, in the event of measures with the purpose of increas-
ing the diversification of production, Community partici-
pation in the operating programmes may amount to 70 %.

Amendment 146
Article 14
Chapter II of Title II of Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/ Articles 27 and 28 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999
1999 of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the of 17 May 1999 on the common organisation of the market in
market in wine and Chapter III of Commission Regulation wine, on compulsory distillation, and Chapter III of Commis-
(EC) No 1227/2000 of 31 May 2000 laying down detailed sion Regulation (EC) No 1227/2000 of 31 May 2000 laying
rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1493/ down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation
1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine, as (EC) No 1493/1999 on the common organisation of the mar-
regards production potential shall not apply to the Canary ket in wine, as regards production potential shall not apply to
Islands. the Canary Islands.
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Amendment 147
Article 15, paragraph 2

2. The amount of the aid shall be € 476,76 per hectare per 2. The amount of the aid shall be € 476,76 per hectare per
year. The aid shall be paid to producer groups or their associ- year. The aid shall be paid to individual producers, producer
ations. groups or their associations.

However, the aid shall also be granted to individual producers All the aid shall be managed through the regulatory boards for
during a transitional period. During that period, all the aid designations of origin in the Canary Islands, in accordance
shall be paid through the regulatory boards for designations with rules to be laid down in accordance with the procedure
of origin, in accordance with rules to be laid down in accord- referred to in paragraph 3.
ance with the procedure referred to in paragraph 3.

Amendment 148
Article 15, paragraph 2a (new)

2a. Aid shall be granted for the marketing of quality wines


p.s.r. produced in the Canary Islands and intended to supply
the regional market, subject to the conclusion of supply con-
tracts between producers of wine in this category belonging to
one of the boards which regulate designation of origin in the
Canary Islands and distributors, undertakings in the catering
sector or local authorities.

This aid shall be paid on the basis of the quantities covered


by the contracts agreed between the above parties and shall
be fixed annually on a flat-rate basis in accordance with the
criteria established with the regulatory boards concerned.

Amendment 149
Article 15, paragraph 3a (new)

3a. The Commission shall finance a study with a view to


the integrated development of the wine-growing sector, which
shall include all aspects of the process with the aim of ensur-
ing it is properly organised.

Amendment 150
Article 16, paragraph 2

2. The maximum amount of the aid shall be € 596 per hec- 2. The maximum amount of the aid shall be € 766,28 per
tare. hectare.

The aid shall be paid up to a limit of 9 000 hectares cultivated The aid shall be paid up to a limit of 7 000 hectares cultivated
and harvested per year. and harvested per year.

Amendment 151
Article 17, paragraph 2

The amount of the aid shall not be more than the Community The amount of the aid shall not be more than the Community
premium referred to in the first paragraph. The additional aid premium referred to in the first paragraph. The additional aid
shall be paid for up to 10 tonnes each year. shall be paid for up to 25 tonnes each year.

The quota regime established under Regulation (EEC) 2075/


92 shall not apply to the above amounts.
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Amendment 152
Article 19, paragraph 1, subparagraph 2

The aid shall be paid to beekeepers’ associations recognised by The aid shall be paid to beekeepers’ associations recognised by
the competent authorities on the basis of the number of hives the competent authorities on the basis of the number of hives
of black bees in production, up to a limit of 15 000 hives. of black bees in production.

Amendment 153
Article 20, paragraph 1a (new)

1a. Within the framework of Council Regulation (EC)


2826/2000 of 19 December 2000 on information and pro-
motion actions for agricultural products on the internal mar-
ket (1), priority shall be accorded to promotion campaigns for
the use of this graphic symbol. Additional funding may be
granted up to 25 % over the limit set by Article 9(2) of that
Regulation.

(1) OJ L 328, 23.12.2000, p. 2.

Amendment 154
Article 21, paragraph 1

1. Notwithstanding Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1257/ 1. Notwithstanding Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1257/
1999, the total value of the aid, expressed as a percentage of 1999, the total value of the aid, expressed as a percentage of
the volume of eligible investments, shall not exceed 75 % for the volume of eligible investments, shall not exceed 75 % for
investments intended in particular to encourage diversification, investments intended in particular to encourage diversification,
restructuring or a shift towards sustainable agriculture on agri- restructuring or a shift towards sustainable agriculture on all
cultural holdings of very small economic size to be defined in agricultural holdings, particularly those of small economic
the programme complement referred to in Article 18(3) of size to be defined in the programme complement referred to
Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999. in Article 18(3) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999.

Amendment 155
Article 21, paragraph 2

2. Notwithstanding Article 28(2) of Regulation (EC) 2. Notwithstanding Article 28(2) of Regulation (EC)
No 1257/1999, the total value of the aid, expressed as a No 1257/1999, the total value of the aid, expressed as a
percentage of the volume of eligible investments, shall percentage of the volume of eligible investments, shall
not exceed 65 % for investments in small and medium-sized not exceed 75 % for investments in small and medium-sized
enterprises engaged in processing and marketing agricultural enterprises engaged in processing and marketing agricultural
products consisting mainly of local produce in sectors to be products consisting mainly of local produce in all sectors.
defined in the programme complement referred to in Arti-
cle 18(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999.

Amendment 156
Article 21, paragraph 2a (new)

2a. Notwithstanding the provisions of the third indent of


the second subparagraph of Article 47(2) of Regulation (EC)
No 1257/1999, the Community’s financial contribution to
the agri-environmental measures laid down in Articles 22 to
24 of that Regulation shall be 85 %.
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Amendment 158
Article 21, paragraph 3a (new)

3a. The restriction on support for forestry laid down in


Article 29(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1257/1999 shall not
apply to forests and wooded areas situated in the territory
of the Canary Islands.

Amendment 159
Article 22, paragraph 1, subparagraph 4

For the purposes of implementing Title IV, the Commission For the purposes of implementing Title IV, the Commission
shall be assisted by the Committee on Agricultural Structures shall be assisted by the Committee on the Development and
and Rural Development established by Article 50 of Council Conversion of Regions and by the Committee on Agricultural
Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 of 21 June 1999 laying down Structures and Rural Development established by Articles 48
general provisions on the Structural Funds. and 50 respectively of Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/
1999 of 21 June 1999 laying down general provisions on the
Structural Funds.

Amendment 160
Article 26, paragraph 2a (new)

2a. If the Commission does not submit the report referred


to in the preceding paragraph to enable an assessment of the
impact of the measures under Article 9 to be made, they shall
be extended until such time as their impact in the period laid
down in that Article is assessed.

Amendment 161
Article 27a (new)

Article 27a

The Commission may adopt the transitional measures


required to bring about a smooth change from the arrange-
ments in force in the year 2000 or the 2000/2001 marketing
year and the arrangements resulting from the provisions laid
down in this Regulation. It shall ensure in particular that
there are no breaks in continuity should existing measures
be extended.

Amendment 162
Annex I, table, items 13 to 18

Description (CN code) Description (CN code)


 Table wine (2204)
 Seed potatoes (0701 10 00)  Seed potatoes (0701 10 00)
 Milk and milk products  Milk and milk products
Liquid milk (0401)
Concentrated or powdered milk (0402) Concentrated or powdered milk (0402)
Butter (0405) Butter (0405)
Cheese (0406 30, 0406 90 23, 25, 27, 77, 79, 81, 89) Cheese (0406 30)
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 Milk-based preparations for children (2106 90 91)  Milk-based preparations for children (2106 90 91)
not containing animal fat (1901 90 90) not containing animal fat (1901 90 90)
 Lucerne (alfalfa) meal and pellets (1214 10 00)  Lucerne (alfalfa) meal and pellets (1214 10 00)
 Oil-cake and other solid residues resulting from the extrac-  Oil-cake and other solid residues resulting from the extrac-
tion of soya-bean oil (2304 00) tion of soya-bean oil (2304 00)
Dehydrated cereal straw (1213 00 00)
Commercial layer chicks (0105 11 91)

Amendment 163
Annex Ia (new)

ANNEX Ia

PRODUCTS ORIGINATING IN THE COMMUNITY FOR


WHICH AID SHALL BE GRANTED FOR SUPPLY TO
THE CANARY ISLANDS
 Pure-bred breeding bovines (CN code 0102 10 00)
 Pure-bred breeding swine (CN code 0103 10 00)
 Pure-bred breeding rabbits (CN code ex 0106 00 10)
 Hatching or breeding fowls (CN code ex 0105 11 00)
 Other poultry eggs for hatching or breeding
(CN code ex 0407 00 19)
 Laying chicks (CN code 0105 11 91)

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation introducing
specific measures for certain agricultural products for the Canary Islands (COM(2000) 791 
C5-0746/2000  2000/0316(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2000) 791) (1),

 having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Articles 36, 37, and 299(2) of the EC Treaty
(C5-0746/2000),

 having regard to Rule 67 of its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development and the opinion
of the Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism (A5-0197/2001),

(1) OJ C 96 E, 27.3.2001, p. 316.