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C 66 E/124 EN Official Journal of the European Union 20.3.

2009

Wednesday 12 March 2008

Common organisation of agricultural markets and specific provisions for certain


agricultural products as regards the national quotas for milk *

P6_TA(2008)0092

European Parliament legislative resolution of 12 March 2008 on the proposal for a Council
Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 establishing a common organisation of
agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (single
CMO Regulation) as regards the national quotas for milk (COM(2007)0802 — C6-0015/2008 —
2007/0281(CNS))

(2009/C 66 E/33)

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

— having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2007)0802),

— having regard to Article 37 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament
(C6-0015/2008),

— having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

— having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A6-0046/2008),

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 if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

4. Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the Commission proposal
substantially;

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

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BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT

Amendment 1
Recital 3

(3) The Council requested that the Commission undertake a (3) The Council requested that the Commission undertake a
market outlook report when the 2003 reforms of the common market outlook report when the 2003 reforms of the common
market organisation in milk and milk products had been fully market organisation in milk and milk products had been fully
implemented with a view to assessing the appropriateness of implemented on the basis of which a decision will be taken.
allocating additional quotas.

Amendment 2
Recital 4

(4) This report has been conducted and concluded the (4) This report has been conducted and concluded the
current situation of the Community and world markets and current situation of the Community and world markets and
their projected situation in the period to 2014, warrant an their projected situation in the period to 2014 may warrant an
additional increase in quota by 2 % to facilitate the production additional increase in quota to facilitate the production of
of more milk within the Community to help satisfy emerging more milk within the Community to help satisfy emerging
market requirements for dairy products. market requirements for dairy products.
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Amendment 3
Recital 4 a (new)

(4a) The milk quota is under-used at EU level.

Amendment 4
Recital 4 b (new)

(4b) The European Parliament, in its resolution of


25 October 2007 on rising feed and food prices (1), called on
the Commission, as a matter of urgency, to propose a
temporary increase in milk quotas with a view to stabilising
prices on the internal market.

(1) Texts Adopted, P6_TA(2007)0480.

Amendment 5
Recital 4 c (new)

(4c) The European Parliament asked the Commission to


set up a milk fund restructuring programme.

Amendment 6
Recital 4 d (new)

(4d) The current situation of the market in milk products


in the EU offers prospects for growth to producers so
wishing, given the shortfall of production in the face of an
ever-growing demand.

Amendment 7
Recital 5

(5) Therefore it is appropriate to increase all Member State (5) Therefore it is appropriate to allow Member States to
quotas as shown in Annex IX of Regulation (EC) increase their quotas as shown in Annex IX of Regulation (EC)
No 1234/2007 by 2 % from 1 April 2008. No 1234/2007 by 2 % above their current allocation on a
voluntary basis from 1 April 2008, while acknowledging that
not all Member States currently use their entire quota alloca-
tions and that some Member States will not use the quota
increase.

Amendment 8
Recital 5 a (new)

(5a) The increase in milk quotas from 1 April 2008 has


no bearing on the outcome of the review of the market in
milk and milk products carried out as part of the ‘Health
Check’ of the Common Agricultural Policy.
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Amendment 9
Recital 5 b (new)

(5b) The increase in milk quotas for the quota


year 2008/2009 does not currently endanger the stability of
the EU milk market and does not undermine the role of
quotas as a means of stabilising the milk market and
ensuring the profitability of production.

Amendment 10
Recital 5 c (new)

(5c) Producers' behaviour should also be examined, as


quotas in some EU Member States are significantly
under-used.

Amendment 11
Recital 5 d (new)

(5d) There is a need to increase the amount of research on


consumer behaviour with regard to the milk market as this
market is very sensitive to changes. The Commission should
take immediate action in order to increase the amount of
research in this area.

Amendment 12
Recital 6 a (new)

(6a) Developments on the international market and on


many EU markets in the last few weeks have pointed to a
marked fall in prices on commodity exchanges, without there
having been any increase in production. It is therefore advi-
sable to calculate the medium-term effects of a 2 % increase
in quotas.

Amendment 13
Recital 6 b (new)

(6b) Milk production plays a vital role in generating


income in disadvantaged regions of the European Union, as
comparable alternatives in agricultural production often do
not exist. The specific effects of these market measures with
regard to adding value to, and maintaining regionally
sustainable and agriculturally necessary, milk production
should, therefore, be given special consideration.
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Amendment 14
Article -1 (new)
Article 78, paragraph 1 (Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007)
Article -1
In Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007, the following sub-
paragraph is added to Article 78(1):
For the quota year 2008/2009, a surplus levy shall be
payable on milk and other milk products marketed in excess
of the national quota, as established in accordance with
Subsection II if, after EU-wide balancing out, a surplus still
exists.
Amendment 15
ARticle 1
Point 1 of Annex IX to Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 is Member State quotas are increased on a voluntary basis by
replaced by the text in the Annex to this Regulation. 2 % from 1 April 2008. Point 1 of Annex IX to Regulation
(EC) No 1234/2007 shall be adjusted accordingly.
Amendment 16
Article 1 a (new)
Article 1a
By 1 January 2009 at the latest, the Commission shall
submit a study on the economic, social and environmental
impact of the increase in milk quotas, paying particular
attention to mountainous regions and other regions with
comparably difficult production conditions.
Amendment 17
Article 1 b (new)
Article 1b
By 1 January 2009 at the latest, the Commission shall
submit a report on consumer behaviour with regard to the
milk market and to the specific circumstances of milk produc-
tion in disadvantaged regions.