International Agreements European Parliament

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1. With the intention of entering into negotiations to conclude, renew or amend an international agreement, the relevant committee may decide to prepare a report or to follow up on the preparatory phase. He informed the Conference of Committee Presidents of his decision. 2. The relevant committee determines, as soon as possible, the legal basis chosen by the Commission for the conclusion of the international agreements covered in paragraph 1. The relevant committee examines the legal basis chosen in accordance with Article 39. 8. If the Council invites Parliament to give its opinion on the conclusion, renewal or modification of an international agreement, no amendment to the text of the agreement is allowed. Without prejudice to Article 170, paragraph 1, any amendment to the Council`s draft decision is admissible. This key resource describes the procedural elements of Parliament`s participation in international agreements. It also contains some international agreements that underline Parliament`s role in each of these documents.

The following documents contain important references to the process of adopting international agreements. After Lisbon, Parliament participated in the conclusion of a number of international agreements, including the Terrorist Financial Monitoring Programme (SWIFT/TFTP), Passenger Name Record Agreements (PNR) with the United States and Australia, the FREE Trade Agreement ENTRE the EU and Korea (FTA). In 2012, it rejected the approval of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACAC). The European Parliament, Corbett Richard, Jacobs Francis, Shackleton Michael, London, John Harper, 2011, book available at the EPRS Library – Brussels, pages 251 – 256 on the approval procedure. “This chapter explains in detail the role of the European Parliament in the compliant notice procedure. It examines how it has changed the procedure of notice in accordance with the compliant notice procedure, paying particular attention to the adoption of international agreements. The European Union has a legal right to conclude international agreements on all policies for which it is responsible, as long as it is necessary to achieve results in EU policies. In some policy areas, the EU has a particular type of international agreement: 7. If the Council invites Parliament to approve the conclusion, renewal or modification of an international agreement, Parliament shall rule by one vote in accordance with Article 99. This section summarizes how the EP`s increased powers have been applied in negotiations in a number of international agreements. It encompasses the external dimension of the area of freedom, security and justice, the common fisheries policy and the common trade policy.

The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACAC) was rejected by the European Parliament in July 2012. ACTA is an international agreement (relating to the protection of intellectual property rights) between the EU, its Member States and ten other countries. The European Parliament rejected the agreement, partly out of fear of a threat to civil liberties if the agreement were implemented. More information on ACTA – Library Briefing by Cornelia Vutz, June 2012 The European Union is based on the rule of law. All EU action is based on treaties that have been adopted by all EU Member States in a voluntary and democratic manner.