Lex-signing by:

Type: News   Reference: 90143   Duration: 00:03:31  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 15/01/2013   First transmission: 15/01/2013
- Martin SCHULZ, EP President - Lucinda CREIGHTON, Minister of State for European Affairs Background: 1. Regulation: The regulation restricts the general public's access to chemicals that can be used to make home-made explosives. These explosives have been used in terrorist attacks, such as the bombings in Norway last year. Sales of products of certain chemicals will be banned if these chemicals exceed a certain concentration. 2. Regulation:The regulation lays down approval and market surveillance rules for all L-category vehicles in the EU, i.e. about 30 million mopeds, scooters, motorbikes, all-terrain vehicles and quads. 3. Regulation: The regulation enables the European Agency for Maritime Safety (EMSA, headquarter in Lisbon) to extend its preventive work and make broader use of its resources to help Member States to prevent and tackle maritime pollution, protect ships against piracy and create the future European maritime space without barriers, by reducing bureaucracy. Parliament inter alia achieved the mentioning of EMSA's possible future role in preventing pollution from offshore oil and gas installations once new EU rules on offshore platform safety have been approved. This provides the legal basis to examine further implementing steps involving EMSA. 4. Regulation: The regulation establishes a safety-net for EU banana producers to help them adapt to Association Agreement with Central America and the trade agreement with Peru and Colombia. These safeguards allow the EU to increase customs duties, or refuse to reduce them, in the event of a surge in EU imports large enough to harm the interests of EU producers. Parliament added specific provisions for monitoring the implementation, so as to keep an eye on progress in addressing human, social, labour and environmental rights challenges in these countries and to provide a channel for civil society to express concerns. 6. Regulation: The regulation establishes the European statistical programme for the period 2013 to 2017.The main purpose of European statistics is to underpin the development, monitoring and evaluation of European policies with reliable, Parliament achieved inter alia that each Member State shall endeavour to ensure that its statistical production processes are set up in a standardised manner and are enhanced, to the extent possible, by audit mechanisms.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior shot of the European Parliament, Strasbourg, France (1 shot) 00:00:05
00:00:10 Arrival Lucinda CREIGHTON, Minister of State for European Affairs and also the rapporteurs of the different reports to be Lex signed, Arrival of Martin SCHULZ, EP President, (4 shots) 00:00:26
00:00:36 1.Regulation on the marketing and use of explosives precursors: in the background are standing: rapproteur MULDER and LIBE chair LOPEZ AGUILAR, Martin SCHULZ, EP President and Lucinda CREIGHTON, Minister of State for European Affairs are signing the documents, afterwards photo opportunity (7 shots) 00:00:45
00:01:21 2. Regulation on the aproval and market surveillance of two-or three-wheel vehilcles and quadricycles: in the background are standing: rapproteur VAN DE CAMP and IMCO chair Mr HARBOUR, Martin SCHULZ, EP President and Lucinda CREIGHTON, Minister of State for European Affairs are signing the documents, afterwards photo opportunity (5 shots) 00:00:38
00:01:59 3. Regulation on Amending Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002 establishing a EU Maritime Safety Agency: in the background are standing: rapproteur FLECKENSTEIN and TRAN chair Mr SIMPSON Martin SCHULZ, EP President and Lucinda CREIGHTON, Minister of State for European Affairs are signing the documents, afterwards photo opportunity (6 shots) 00:00:34
00:02:33 4. Regulation on implementing the bilateral safeguard clause and the stabilisation mechanism for bananas of the Trade Agreement between the EU and Colombia and Peru: +5. Regulation on the stabilisation mechanism for bananas, establishing an Association between the EU and its Member States with Central America: in the background are standing: rapproteur LANGE and Mr LEICHTFRIED Martin SCHULZ, EP President and Lucinda CREIGHTON, Minister of State for European Affairs are signing the documents, afterwards photo opportunity (3 shots) 00:00:31
00:03:04 6. Regulation on the European statistical programme 2013-2014, lex signning (3 shots) 00:00:27
00:03:31 END 00:00:00
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