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1st Report, 1999

Report on Scrutiny of European Documents: covering 18 August 1999 to 19 October 1999

  
     

SP Paper 33

Session 1 (1999)

The Committee reports to the Parliament as follows–

1.

Under Standing Orders Rule 6.8.1(a), the European Committee is required to consider and report on proposals for European Communities legislation. Reporting should be in the form of periodic reports to the Parliament, according to Rule 6.2.1.

  
2.

This document is the 1st Report on the Scrutiny of European Documents. It covers the period from the 18 August 1999, when the process and procedures for scrutiny were adopted by the Committee, until the meeting of the Committee of 19 October 1999.

  
3.

Over this period, the Committee has held four formal meetings at which part of the agenda concerned the scrutiny of European documents received by the Parliament.

  
4.

This report provides a record of all European documents received, decisions taken and a summary of any substantive discussions that took place at the relevant meeting of the European Committee.

  
5.

Appendix A to this report sets out the process agreed by the European Committee for the scrutiny of European documents.

  
6.

The remainder of the report (and subsequent Appendices) is structured to follow a meeting-by-meeting account of the scrutiny process.

  




MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE, 31 AUGUST 1999

7.

During this the 3rd Meeting of the European Committee, the Members agreed the following, based on recommendations submitted by the Convener–

 

No further action

SP 293 (EC Ref 10498/99, COM(99) 390 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision to pursue the dispute settlement procedure related to the law of Ukraine on the stimulation of automobile production and related regulations regarding the second hand car market with the appointment of a conciliator and proposals to the Co-operation Council for a third conciliator in accordance with Art 96 par 3 of the Partnership and Co-operation agreement to adopt the draft mandate for the conciliators with a view to settle the dispute (presented by the Commission)

SP 294 (EC Ref 10318/99, COM(99) 354 final) - Proposal for a Decision of the Council and of the Commission on the position to be taken by the Community within the Association Council established by the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, for the one part, and the Republic of Slovenia, of the other part, signed on 10 June 1996, with regard to the adoption of the necessary rules on state aids for implementation of Article 65(1) (iii) and (2) of the Europe Agreement and Article 7 (1) (iii) of Protocol 2 to the said agreement on European Coal and Steel Community products

SP 296 (EC Ref 10519/99, COM(99) 381 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the Community position within the Association Council on the participation of Slovenia in the multiannual Community programme for energy efficiency - SAVE II

SP 299 (EC Ref 10458/99, COM(99) 358 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of a Protocol on veterinary matters to supplement the Agreement between the European Community, of the one part, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Government of the Faro Islands, of the other part

SP 300 (EC Ref 10489/99, COM(99) 376 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) amending Regulation (EC) No 2201/96 on the common organisation of the markets in processed fruit and vegetable products

SP 303 (EC Ref 9604/99, SEC (99) 1106) - Commission staff working paper: first report on the application of the principle of mutual recognition in product and services markets

     

Deferred until subsequent meeting of the European Committee

SP 295 (EC Ref 10499/99, COM(99) 372 final) - Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the special measures concerning the movement and residence of citizens of the Union which are justified on grounds of public policy, public security or public health

SP 298 (EC Ref 10461/99, COM(99) 377 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation No 2494/95 as regards minimum standards for the treatment of products in the Health Education and Social Protection Sectors in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices

     

Referred to another committee of the Parliament for their interest

SP 297 (EC Ref 10280/99, COM(99) 347 final) - Communication from the Commission on a concerted strategy for modernising social protection

     

Referred to another committee of the Scottish Parliament for regular scrutiny

SP 291 (EC Ref 10308/99, SOC 276 ASIM 33 FIN 298) - Proposal for a Council Decision establishing a Community action programme to promote the integration of refugees

SP 292 (EC Ref 10439/99, COM(99) 382 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on closer dialogue with the fishing industry and groups affected by the common fisheries policy

SP 301 (EC Ref 10485/99, COM(99) 329 final) - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 95/2/EC on food additives other than colours and sweeteners

SP 302 (EC Ref 3710-01r1) - Draft Model-agreement co-operation with Third States

SP 304 (EC Ref 10124/99, COM(99) 383 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of synthetic fibres of polyesters originating in Taiwan and terminating the proceeding in respect of imports of synthetic fibres of polyesters originating in the Republic of Korea

8.

Standard procedure for European documents referred to another committee of the Scottish Parliament is for that committee to report back to the European Committee at a later date, consistent with the overall timetable for the European document in question (i.e. debate at the Council of Ministers). Details of the process followed for each of the above-mentioned referred documents are set out below.

SP 291 (EC Ref 10308/99, SOC 276 ASIM 33 FIN 298) - Proposal for a Council Decision establishing a Community action programme to promote the integration of refugees

9.

An Explanatory Memorandum (EM) was received by the Clerk to the European Committee from the lead department in Whitehall on the 18 October 1999. A request for a Scottish Cover Note (SCN) to the EM was issued to the Scottish Executive on the 20 October 1999, for receipt by the 3 November 1999. As yet, SP 291 has not formally been referred to the Justice and Home Affairs Committee for consideration.

SP 292 (EC Ref 10439/99, COM(99) 382 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on closer dialogue with the fishing industry and groups affected by the common fisheries policy

10.

An Explanatory Memorandum (EM) was received by the Clerk to the European Committee from the lead department in Whitehall on the 23 September 1999. A request for a Scottish Cover Note to the EM was issued to the Scottish Executive on the 24 September 1999, for receipt by the 8 October 1999. The SCN was received on the 5 October.

 
11.

The European Committee referred the European document to the Rural Affairs Committee for their views. The European Committee then discussed the document and any views received at their meeting of the 19 October. The European Committee then subsequently sent their views simultaneously to the Scottish Executive and the Chair of the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee on the 22 October. A copy of the report by the European Committee to the House of Commons can be found in Appendix B, Annexe A.

SP 301 (EC Ref 10485/99, COM(99) 329 final) - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 95/2/EC on food additives other than colours and sweeteners

12.

An Explanatory Memorandum (EM) was received by the Clerk to the European Committee from the lead department in Whitehall on the 14 September 1999. A request for a Scottish Cover Note to the EM was issued to the Scottish Executive on the 15 September 1999, for receipt by the 29 September 1999. The SCN was received on the 24 September 1999.

  
13.

The European Committee referred the European document to the Health and Community Care Committee who discussed the matter at their meeting of the 14 October 1999 and reported back for the European Committee meeting of the 19 October. Two officials from the Scottish Executive’s Rural Affairs Department, Marion Baldry and Stephen Rooke, attended the Health and Community Care Committee to give evidence.

  
14.

The European Committee then subsequently sent their views simultaneously to the Scottish Executive and the Chair of the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee on the 22 October. A copy of the report by the European Committee to the House of Commons can be found in Appendix B, Annexe B.

  

SP 302 (EC Ref 3710-01r1) - Draft Model-agreement co-operation with Third States

15.

An Explanatory Memorandum (EM) was received by the Clerk to the European Committee from the lead department in Whitehall on the 9 September 1999. A request for a Scottish Cover Note to the EM was issued to the Scottish Executive on the 9 September 1999, for receipt by the 23 September 1999. The SCN was received on the 24 September 1999.

 
16.

The European Committee referred the European document to the Justice and Home Affairs Committee who discussed the matter at their meeting of the 6 October 1999 and reported back for the European Committee meeting of the 19 October. Neither committee had any points of substance they wished to make on SP 302. Consequently, no views have been forwarded by the European Committee to the Scottish Executive or the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee.

SP 304 (EC Ref 10124/99, COM(99) 383 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of synthetic fibres of polyesters originating in Taiwan and terminating the proceeding in respect of imports of synthetic fibres of polyesters originating in the Republic of Korea

17. An Explanatory Memorandum (EM) was received by the Clerk to the European Committee from the lead department in Whitehall on the 23 August 1999. This indicated that the original Proposal for a Council Regulation had been agreed in Council, which is standard practice for anti-dumping provisions. Consequently, the European document was classified as no further action




    MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE, 14 SEPTEMBER 1999

18.

During this the 4th Meeting of the European Committee, the Members agreed the following, based on recommendations submitted by the Convener–

No further action

SP 305 (EC Ref 10564/99, COM(99) 403 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision providing further macro-financial assistance to Bulgaria

SP 306 (EC Ref 10383/99, COM(99) 359 final) - Proposal for a Decision of the Council and of the Commission on the position to be taken by the Community within the Association Council established by the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part and the Republic of Lithuania, of the other part, signed on 12 June 1995, with regard to the adoption of the necessary rules on state aids for implementation of Article 64(1) (iii) and (2) of the Europe Agreement (presented by the Commission)

SP 307 (EC Ref 10566/99, COM(99) 404 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision providing supplementary macro-financial assistance to the former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia

SP 308 (EC Ref 10320/99, COM(99) 356 final) - Proposal for a Decision of the Council and of the Commission on the position to be taken by the Community within the Association Council established by the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Romania of the other part, signed on 1 February 1994, with regard to the adoption of the necessary rules on state aids for implementation of Article 64(1)(iii) and (2) of the Europe Agreement and Article 9(1)(iii), and (2) of Protocol 2 to the said agreement on European Coal Steel Community products (presented by the Commission)

SP 309 (EC Ref 10572/99, COM(99) 395 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision amending Decision 76/228/ECSC on the granting of daily subsistence allowances and refunds of travel expenses to Members of the Consultative Committee of the European Coal and Steel Community

SP 311 (EC Ref 10441/99, COM(99) 389 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters concerning the provisional application of the Protocol defining, for the period 3 May 1999 to 2 May 2000, the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Angola on fishing off Angola; Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on the conclusion of the Protocol defining, for the period from 3 May 1999 to 2 May 2000, the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Angola on fishing off Angola

SP 312 (EC Ref 10321/99, COM(99) 355 final) - Proposal for a Decision of the Council and of the Commission on the position to be taken by the Community within the Association Council established by the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Poland, of the other part, signed on 16 December 1991, with regard to the adoption of the necessary rules on state aids for implementation of Article 63(1)(iii) and (2) of the Europe Agreement and Article 8(1)(iii) and (2) of Protocol 2 to the said agreement on European Coal and Steel Community products (presented by the Commission)

SP 313 (EC Ref 10505/99, COM(99) 385 final 98/0245 (COD)) - Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the distance marketing of consumer financial services and amending Directives 97/7/EC and 98/27/EC

SP 314 (EC Ref 10565/99, COM(99) 405 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision providing supplementary macro-financial assistance to Romania

SP 315 (EC Ref 10540/99, COM(99) 391 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision amending Decision 97/787/EC granting exceptional financial assistance to Armenia and Georgia in order to extend it to Tajikistan

SP 316 (EC Ref 10384/99, COM(99) 357 final) - Proposal for a Decision of the Council and of the Commission on the position to be taken by the Community within the Association Council established by the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Bulgaria, of the other part, signed on 8 March 1993, with regard to the adoption of the necessary rules on state aids for implementation of Article 64(1)(iii) and (2) and Article 9(1)(iii) and (2) of Protocol 2 on European Coal and Steel Community products to that Agreement (presented by the Commission)

SP 319 (EC Ref 10432/99, COM(99) 109 final) - Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the taking up and pursuit of the business of credit institutions

SP 320 (EC Ref 10417/99, COM(99) 397 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty and collecting definitively the provisional duty imposed on imports of steel ropes and cables originating in the People's Republic of China, Hungary, India, Mexico, Poland, South Africa, Ukraine and terminating the anti-dumping proceeding in respect of imports originating in the Republic of Korea

SP 321 (EC Ref 1423-21) - EUROPOL Six-month Progress Report 1 January - 30 June 1999

SP 322 (EC Ref 3710-07r3) - Draft Council Decision instructing Europol to start negotiations on co-operation agreements with Third States and non-EU bodies

SP 323 (EC Ref 2210-89r6) - Draft Budget 2000 for EUROPOL

SP 324 (EC Ref 10497/99, COM(99) 380 final) - Report from the Commission: TACIS Annual Report 1998

SP 327 (EC Ref 8850/99, SEC(99) 777 final) - Commission working paper addressed to the European Council: "The Cologne Report on Environmental Integration - mainstreaming of environmental policy"

     

Deferred until subsequent meeting of the European Committee

SP 295 (EC Ref 10499/99, COM(99) 372 final) - Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the special measures concerning the movement and residence of citizens of the Union which are justified on grounds of public policy, public security or public health

SP 298 (EC Ref 10461/99, COM(99) 377 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation No 2494/95 as regards minimum standards for the treatment of products in the Health Education and Social Protection Sectors in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices

SP 310 (EC Ref 10408/99, COM(99) 364 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on budgetary discipline

SP 317 (EC Ref 10541/99, COM(99) 352 final) - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering

 

Referred to another committee of the Parliament for their interest

SP 318 (EC Ref 10517/99, COM(99) 392 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer

SP 326 (EC Ref 7910/99, SEC(99) 592) - Commission Staff Working Paper: "First annual survey on the implementation and enforcement of Community environmental law"

 

Referred to another committee of the Scottish Parliament for regular scrutiny

SP 325 (EC Ref 10078/99, COM(99) 363 final) - Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Fisheries management and nature conservation in the marine environment

19.

Standard procedure for European documents referred to another committee of the Scottish Parliament is for that committee to report back to the European Committee at a later date, consistent with the overall timetable for the European document in question (i.e. debate at the Council of Ministers). Details of the process followed for each of the above-mentioned referred documents are set out below.

SP 325 (EC Ref 10078/99, COM(99) 363 final) - Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament - Fisheries management and nature conservation in the marine environment

20.

An Explanatory Memorandum (EM) was received by the Clerk to the European Committee from the lead department in Whitehall on the 13 October 1999. A request for a Scottish Cover Note (SCN) to the EM was issued to the Scottish Executive on the 14 October 1999, for receipt by the 29 October 1999. As yet, SP 325 has not formally been referred to the Rural Affairs Committee for consideration.




MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE, 28 SEPTEMBER 1999

21.

During this the 5th Meeting of the European Committee, the Members agreed the following, based on recommendations submitted by the Convener–

 

No further action

SP 329 (EC Ref 9917/99) – Finalisation and evaluation of the Action Plan of Organised Crime: Draft Report to the Helsinki European Council

SP 330 (EC Ref 10532/99) - Elements of a Draft Action Plan on Common action between EU and Russia on combating organised crime

SP 332 (EC Ref 8885/99) - Council Decision concerning the provisional application of the Agreement on Trade, Development and Cupertino between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of South Africa, of the one part, and the Republic of South Africa, of the other part

SP 333 (EC Ref 10594/99, COM(99) 402 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on certain procedures for applying the Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of South Africa

SP 336 (EC Ref 9152/99, COM(99) 297 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) amending Regulation (EC) No 2398/97 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of cotton-type bed linen originating in Egypt, India and Pakistan

SP 342 (EC Ref 10732/99, COM(99) 379 final) - Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) amending Regulation (EEC) No 3528/86 on the protection of the Community's forests against atmospheric pollution; Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) amending Regulation (EEC) No 2158/86 on the protection of the Community's forests against fire

SP 343 (EC Ref 8856/99, COM(99) 233 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the Community's choice of dispute settlement procedures under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982

SP 344 (EC Ref 10464/99, COM(99) 399 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) concerning the tariff quota for butter of New Zealand origin

 

Deferred until subsequent meeting of the European Committee

SP 295 (EC Ref 10499/99, COM(99) 372 final) - Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the special measures concerning the movement and residence of citizens of the Union which are justified on grounds of public policy, public security or public health

SP 298 (EC Ref 10461/99, COM(99) 377 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation No 2494/95 as regards minimum standards for the treatment of products in the Health Education and Social Protection Sectors in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices

SP 310 (EC Ref 10408/99, COM(99) 364 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on budgetary discipline

SP 317 (EC Ref 10541/99, COM(99) 352 final) - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering

SP 331 (EC Ref 10644/99, COM(99) 427 final) - Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain legal aspects of electronic commerce in the Internal Market

SP 335 (EC Ref 10553/99) – Explanatory Report for the Agreement on co-operation in proceedings for road traffic offences and the enforcement of financial penalties imposed in respect thereof

SP 337 (EC Ref 10672/99) – Annual Report on the European Investment Fund for 1998

SP 340 (EC Ref 10704/99) – Sixth Periodic Report on the social and economic situation and development of the regions of the European Union

SP 341 (EC Ref 10705/99, COM(99) 367 final) – Annual report on humanitarian aid 1998

SP 346 (EC Ref 10736/99, COM(99) 388 final) - Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 70/524/EEC concerning additives in feeding stuffs

 

Referred to another committee of the Parliament for their interest

SP 328 (EC Ref 9481/99) – List of issues in the field of Justice and Home Affairs under the Finnish Presidency of the EU

SP 338 (EC Ref 10701/99, COM(99) 370 final) – Amended proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive amending Council Directive 78/548/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to heating systems for the passenger compartment of motor vehicles

SP 339 (EC Ref 10702/99, COM(99) 386 final) – Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on action to be taken against the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants by engines intended to power agricultural or forestry tractors and amending Council Directive 74/150/EEC

 

Referred to another committee of the Scottish Parliament for regular scrutiny

SP 334 (EC Ref 10609/99, COM(99) 396 final) – Green Paper on liability for defective products

SP 345 (EC Ref 10486/99, COM(99) 387 final) – Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) opening a Community tariff quota for the import of boneless dried meat of bovine animals

22.

Standard procedure for European documents referred to another committee of the Scottish Parliament is for that committee to report back to the European Committee at a later date, consistent with the overall timetable for the European document in question (i.e. debate at the Council of Ministers). Details of the process followed for each of the above-mentioned referred documents are set out below.

SP 334 (EC Ref 10609/99, COM(99) 396 final) – Green Paper on liability for defective products

23.

An Explanatory Memorandum (EM) was received by the Clerk to the European Committee from the lead department in Whitehall on the 21 September 1999. A request for a Scottish Cover Note (SCN) to the EM was issued to the Scottish Executive on the 30 September 1999, for receipt by the 14 October 1999. The SCN was received on the 13 October 1999.

 
24.

The European Committee referred the European document to the Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Committee and the Justice and Home Affairs Committee who will discuss the matter at a suitable meeting and report back for the European Committee meeting of the 9 November. Details of the report will follow in a subsequent Report on Scrutiny of European Documents

SP 345 (EC Ref 10486/99, COM(99) 387 final) – Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) opening a Community tariff quota for the import of boneless dried meat of bovine animals

25.

An Explanatory Memorandum (EM) was received by the Clerk to the European Committee from the lead department in Whitehall on the 21 September 1999. A request for a Scottish Cover Note (SCN) to the EM was issued to the Scottish Executive on the 30 September 1999, for receipt by the 14 October 1999. The SCN was received on the 25 October 1999.

26.

The European Committee referred the European document to Rural Affairs Committee who will discuss the matter at a suitable meeting and report back for the European Committee meeting of the 9 November. Details of the report will follow in a subsequent Report on Scrutiny of European Documents




    MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE, 19 OCTOBER 1999

27.

During this the 6th Meeting of the European Committee, the Members agreed the following, based on recommendations submitted by the Convener–

     

No further action

SP 298 (EC Ref 10461/99, COM(99) 377 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation No 2494/95 as regards minimum standards for the treatment of products in the Health Education and Social Protection Sectors in the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices

SP 310 (EC Ref 10408/99, COM(99) 364 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on budgetary discipline

SP 331 (EC Ref 10644/99, COM(99) 427 final) - Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain legal aspects of electronic commerce in the Internal Market

SP 335 (EC Ref 10553/99) – Explanatory Report for the Agreement on co-operation in proceedings for road traffic offences and the enforcement of financial penalties imposed in respect thereof

SP 347 (EC Ref 8615/99, COM(99) 292 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological co-operation between the European Community and the Argentine Republic

SP 348 (EC Ref 9807/99, COM(99)322 final) - Commission report to the Council and to the European Parliament on the borrowing and lending activities of the Community in 1998

SP 351 (EC Ref 10902/99, COM(99) 178 final) - Three-yearly report on the implementation of Directive 67/548/EEC on the classification. Packaging and labelling of dangerous substances, as amended by Directive 92/32/EEC

SP 353 (EC Ref 8023/99, ENFOPOL 36) - 1997/98 annual report on football hooliganism in the Member States of the EU (Report by the Austrian Delegation)

SP 354 (EC Ref 10950/99, JAI 67 AG27) - Final report of the High Level Working Group on Asylum and Migration

SP 355 (EC Ref 10543/99, EVAL 47 ELARG 88) - Preliminary Country Report on Estonia and on Poland (docs 9571/99 EVAL 39 ELARG 81 REV1 (RESTREINT) +COR1,7694/2/99 EVAL 31 ELARG 46 REV 2 (RESTREINT) + COR 1) as agreed to by Collective Evaluation Working Party

SP 357 (EC Ref 10938/99, COPEN 35) - Draft Convention on mutual assistance in criminal matters between the Member States of the European Union - interception of telecommunications

SP 359 (EC Ref 10866/99, COM(99) 213 final) - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products (codified version)

SP 360 (EC Ref 10900/99, PESC 278 COASI 16) - Council Common Position concerning restrictive measures against the Republic of Indonesia

SP 361 (EC Ref 10907/99, COM(99) 408 final) - Report form the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the evaluation of the second action plan of the "Europe against Cancer" programme, 1990 - 1994, plus 1995

SP 363 (EC Ref 10956/99, COM(99) 373 final) - Activity report of the Safety and Health Commission for the Mining and Other Extractive Industries 1997 - approved on 14 December 1998

SP 364 (EC Ref 10971/99, COM(99) 365 final) - Amended proposal for a Council Directive on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the Community (codified version)

SP 365 (EC Ref 11050/99, COM(9) 412 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) amending Regulation (EC) No 2596/97 extending the period provided for in Article 149(1) of the Act of Accession of Austria, Finland and Sweden

SP 366 (EC Ref 11076/99, COM(99) 351 final) - Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the provisional application of the Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of South Africa, of the other part

SP 367 (EC Ref 10999/99, SEC(99) 1280 final) - Draft Decision of the ACP-EC Council of Ministers to transfer funds available under the appropriation in Article 255 of the 4th ACP-EC Convention (revised) to Article 254

SP 369 (EC Ref 11097/99, COM(99) 430 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) completing Regulation (EEC) No 302/93 establishing a European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

SP 370 (EC Ref 11012/99, COM(99) 426 final) - Report from the Commission to the Council on the application of the system applicable to certain grain legumes

SP 371 (EC Ref 11013/99, COM(99) 428 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) amending Regulation (EC) No 1577/96 introducing a specific measure in respect of certain grain legumes

     

Deferred until subsequent meeting of the European Committee

SP 295 (EC Ref 10499/99, COM(99) 372 final) - Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the special measures concerning the movement and residence of citizens of the Union which are justified on grounds of public policy, public security or public health

SP 317 (EC Ref 10541/99, COM(99) 352 final) - Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering

SP 337 (EC Ref 10672/99) - Annual Report on the European Investment Fund for 1998

SP 340 (EC Ref 10704/99, SEC(99) 66 final) - Sixth Periodic Report on the social and economic situation and development of the regions of the European Union

SP 341 (EC Ref 10705/99, COM(99) 367 final) - Annual report on humanitarian aid 1998

SP 346 (EC Ref 10736/99, COM(99) 388 final) - Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 70/524/EEC concerning additives in feeding stuffs

SP 349 (EC Ref 10251/99, SEC(99) 1213) - Commission staff working paper on Visa policy consequent upon the Treaty of Amsterdam and the integration of the Schengen acquis in the EU

SP 350 (EC Ref 10742/99, COM(99) 348 final) - Proposal for a Council Regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgements in civil and commercial matters

     

Referred to another committee of the Parliament for their interest

SP 352 (EC Ref 10906/99, COM(99) 407 final) - Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on progress achieved in relation to public health protection from the harmful effects of tobacco consumption

SP 356 (EC Ref 10938/99, COPEN 35) - Draft Convention on mutual assistance in criminal matters between the Member States of the European Union - interception of telecommunications

SP 358 (EC Ref 10708/99, COM(99) 414 final) - Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the implementation and effects of Directive 96/48/EC concerning the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system

SP 362 (EC Ref 10948/99, COM(99) 303 final) - Report form the Commission on the application of the Community Rules for State Aid to the Coal Industry in 1996 and 1997

SP 368 (EC Ref 11157/99, COPEN 39) - Draft Convention on mutual assistance in criminal matters between the Member States of the European Union - interception of telecommunications

SP 372 (EC Ref 11117/99, COM(99) 447 final) - Report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the implementation, results and overall assessment of the European Year of Lifelong Learning (1996)

SP 373 (EC Ref 11102/99, COM(99) 446 final) - Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on implementing the Community Strategy to reduce CO2 emissions from cars: outcome of the negotiations with the Japanese and Korean automobile industries

     

    Referred to another committee of the Scottish Parliament for regular scrutiny

28.

There were no documents referred to to another committee of the Scottish Parliament for regular scrutiny during this meeting.

  

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