European Port Policy is heading to a new phase, as the Transport Committee is getting ready to debate the Port regulation proposal.
The rapporteur of the European Parliament, MEP Knut Fleckenstein (S&D, Germany) published his new draft report on the Port Regulation proposal and shadows and other TRAN MEPs have written down their views in more than 600 additional amendments.
Wheres Mr Fleckenstein is the rapporteur in charge since the early phases of the European Commission proposal in 2013, most shadow rapporteurs have changed after the EP elections. The following shadows are now in charge of this proposal on behalf of their political group: Elissavet Vozemberg (EPP), Peter Van Dalen (ECR), Gesine Meissner (ALDE), Stelios Kouloglou (GUE/GNL), Keith Taylor (GREENS/EFA), Rosa D’Amato (EFDD).
Meanwhile, in October 2014, the Council from its side reached an informal compromise, the so-called “general approach” under the Italian Presidency.
The provisional timetable of the EP is as follows:
- The Transport Committee will discuss the draft amendments at its meeting of 12 and 13 October.
- The shadows will start working on the compromises in September.
- The vote in the Transport Committee is provisionally foreseen on 9 and 10 November.