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COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAi! COM[41]l'llllE::j GENERAL SECRETARIAT

PRESS

RELEASE

11959/81

(presse

172)

749th meeting

of

the

Corrncil

Budget

Bmssels,

21 December 1981

hesttlent:

ilIr

Nicholas

RfDIE:f,

Finanelal

Seeretary

to

the

Ireasury

of

the

United

Kingdom

(2)

-

2

-

21.XfI.81

The Governmentg

of

the

Member

States

and

the

Conmission

of

the

European Comuunttles were represented

as follows:

BelEiun:

-db--Mr

Philippe

IAYSIAUI

Minlster

for

the

Budget

Germany:

E---L

Mr

Horst

SCHUITANN

State

Seeretary,

Fed.eral

llinletry

of

Finance

tance:

Mr Analrd CHAIIIDERNAGOR

Minister

attached.

to

the

Foreign

Seeretary,

responsible

for

E\ropean

Affairs

f

talv:

ilIr

Carlo

ERACANZANI

State

Seeretary,

Ministzy

of

the

freasury

Netherlands:

Ur H.

van

den BROEI(

State

Secretary,

Ministry

of

Foreign

Affairs

Denmark:

Mr

otto

M/LL,ER

State

Secretary,

Ministry

of

Foreisn

Affairs

Greece:

Mr

Antoine

EIIARCH0S

Deputy Perrnanent Representative

Ireleng:

I/ir

Barry

llinister

Ministry

DES}IOTID

of

State,

of

Finanee

luxemboure:

----Y

Hr

Jean UfSCHO

Deputy Peruanent Representative

United

Kined.om:

---l,[r

Nieholas RIDITEY

Financial

Secretary

to

the

freasury

I/lr

Jo

ek

BRUCE-GARDYNE

Minister

of

State

to

the Treasury

Comrrission:

ltlr

Christopher

TUGEITDHAT Viee-Pnesid.ent

(3)

-3-

21'XII.B'r

1982 BUpeE[

llhe Couacil

c[scussecl.

the

d.raft

general

budget

of

the

European

Commmities

for

the

fina:reial

year

1982

as

anend.ed and.

modified

by

the

E\fopean

?arllament

at its

second read.ing

on

1? Deeember 1981.

At

the

cloee

of its

d.iscussions

it

a6reed.

to

send.

a

letter

to

the ?resident

of

the

European

Parliament

d.rawing

the

parliaraentrs

attention

to

the

consequences

for

the

Community

if the

1982 budget were adopted

in

the state

and

fozus

in

which

it

had been approved..

lhe

Council

eonsidered

thatr

&s

regards

the

classification

of

expend.iture,

a

conBensus was

essential

and

that

the

classification

could

not

be

aLtered.

simply

because

a

sing3-e branch

of

the

budget

authority

wanted.

to

do

soo It

referred

to

the

procedural

proposal

it

had submitted

to

the

Parliarnent

1n

this

connectlon and which the

latter

had accepted.

fhe

Councll

also

pointed.

out

that

arl agreement should.

be

reached between

the

two

fnstitutions

on

the

new

rates

for

the

Ievel

of

commitment

appropriations

and palment

appropriations.

llhe Couneil

therefore ealled

upon

the ltesid.ent

of

the

E\gopeal

Parlianent

to

defer

the

adoption

of

the

19Bz budget

until

agreement

had been reached. on

the

ctete:mrination

of

new

rates,

talring

into

accowtt

the

classification of

the

expend.iture

Ilnked

with

those rates

and

wlthout

preJud'iee

to

the

other

eontentious ltems

which would. have

to

be

the

subJeet

of a joint

exa.mination

at

a

later

date.

Lastl:rr

the

Cor.mc11 stated.

its

read.iness

to

hold

eonstrnrctlve

diseussions

with

the

European

parlianent

on these matters.

119j9

e/Bl

(hesse

172)

kin/c\/ib

(4)

-I

21.8r.81

UISCEIJTAI{EOUS DECI SIONS

9gepe,IgieI-rgli

c u-spg-ssglggg-usigg

[he

Councll

adopted

in

the

official

Iar:guages

of

the

Connunities:

-

the

Regu.lations:

-

postpontrg

the

revision

dates

for

the

common

nrles

on

inports;

=

openingr

allocating

and

providirg

for

the adninistration

of

Connrrnity

tariff

quotas

for

prepared

or

preser:rred. eard.ines

falling

w'ithin

subheading 16.04 D

of

the

Cornnon Customs

[ariff

a^nd

originat{ng

in

[oroeco

or

l[\.rnisia;

-

the

Decision

authorizlng prolorgation

or

tacit

renewaL

of

certain

llrade

Agreeneats concluded. between

the

Lflember

Statee

and

third

countries.

Fog9-ai9

the

Couneil

adoptecl

i:e

the

offieial

languages

of

the

Comunities

the

Regulation on

the granting

of

exceptional

food

aid

to

the

Least-developed eor.mtriee (see Press Release 1o431/Bl

(presse

138)

-

page

I

trPIan

of

action

to

combat hunger

in

the

worlcltr

-

Developent

Co-operation Cor.rncil

on 3

November 1981).

fhe

council also

adopted

in

the

official

Ia:rguages

of

the Conmrnities:

-

the

Decision concluding

the

Convention between

the

EEC and the

United.

Nations

Relief

and

ltorks

Agency

for

Palestine

Refirgees (WWnA)

on

aid

to

refirgeee

in

the

[ld&[e

East;

-

the

Regulation on

the

supply

of

sugar

to

IJNWRA

as

food

aid..

(5)

-rr-

21

.Xrr.

B1

Er"liggs

witb

tbe-A9P ste&se

lhe

Counell

signified its

agreement

to

the

draft

Decision

of

the

ACP-EEC

Council

of

lJlinisters

approving

the

request

by Antigra

and Barbuda, which has been independent

since

'l

November 1981,

to

accede

as

63rd

State

to

the

second ACP-EEC Convention slgned

in

Lomd

on

31 October 1979.

Pending

the entry

into

force

of that

Decision

following

approval by

the

ACP

States,

the

Council

adopted

the

Decision

on the

provlsi.onal applieation

to

Antigua

and Barbud.a

of

the

arrangements

laid

down

in

Decision

BO/1186/EEC on

the

assoeiation

of

the

OCT.

Under

these

arrangements,

Antlpga

and Barbud.a w111

retain

until

its

actual

aecession

to

the

Lom6 Convention

a

number

of

advantages,

particularly of

a

finaneial

and commereial

nature,

which

lt

enjoys by

vlrtue of

the

association

of

the

OCT

with the

Conmunity.

The

couneil also

adopted

in

the

offieial

languages

of

the

Communities

the

Regulation

extending

the

arrangements

applicable

to

trade

between Greece and

the

ACP States.

The Representatives

of

the

Gover:rments

of

the

Member

States

of

the

ECSC, meeting

within the

Couneil, also

ad"opted.

in

the

official

langrages

of

the

Communities

the

Deeisions:

-

extendlng

the provlsional

arr.angements

applicable

Greece and

the

ACP

[ita$e;

for

trCSC proaucts;

-

€unenti.ing

the

Deeislon

ot- '!6 Xecember 1gB0 opening

f,or

products

within

l;lie

provlnce

of ti:at

iJo:r.",runity

in

Zimbahwe,

to

trade

between

tariff

preferences

anC

originating

(6)

I]I -

21

.xrf

. B1

Agrieultural

poli-ev

--The

council

adopted

in

the

official

languages

of

the

communities:

-

Regulations:

=

anending

Regulation

(nBC

)

Wo Z1T/81-opening

a

Community

tariff

qugla

for

+i+

quality.freslr

chill-eo

b"

i"Er""-ueer

anrt veal

falt_ing

within

subrreairilss 02.01

A-ii ;i

;;-o^2-.oi

A

rr

b)

of

the

Conmon Customs

Tarifi;

=

araending quota

for

Regulation

(nnc;

No 21_8/81 opening

a

community

tariff

frozen

buffalo^m9-at

falling-

withln

suilreadj.n[ 02.01 A

rr b)

4 bb)

i3 of

the

common'custorns

ra"iir;

=

amending

Regulation

(EEC) No 357/79

on

statistieaL

surveys

of

areas under

vinesl

=

amending

Regulation

(EEC) No_2]?B/ll.

on.the

common

organization

of

the

market

in,seedsr. i?egula[ioir

(nncl

-lv"

ziiiTil

on

the

common

organlzation

of

the

maiket

in

""""*i"

and

Regulaiio"-

[undl

lr"'titjrroe

on

the

Cornmon Customs

Tariff;

=

anending_Regulatio!

(mc1

{g^t 6,60/81

fixing

the

arnounts

of

aid

granted

for

seeds

for

the

1982/19'83

*o--idE:Ii'gel"irrketing

years;

=

amending

Regulation

(nnc)

_No -3 15/68

flxing quality

stagdards

for

flowering

bu1bs, eonns and

tube"'"i

=

extending on

the

period

of

application

of

Regulation

(ApC)

No

3310/ll

agriculture

in

the

Grand Drchy

or

iuxeilbourg;

the Direetive

amend'ingr &s

regards

the

special

conversion

grapt

and

the monel."{

unit

used,

u"eciiy"

lb-/azl7n;c-;"";ii"=i.og.**e

to

aeeelerate

the

restmc'turing

and

"onlr""sion

or vineylros

in

eertain

iViediterranean

regions

in

try.ance

;

the-

DeeiPigl

postponing

the

date

on

which

certain

lJember

states

must

implement

thelr lational

plans

for

the

accel-erated

eradication of

classical

swine

fever. '

11959

e/Bt

(presse

172)

fet/cH/en

(7)

-ff-

21

.Xrr.81

Iax

questions

re{re

lhe

Council

ad.opted

in

the

official

languages

of

the

Conmunities

the

Direetlve

anencling

Directive

72/464tEnC on

taxes other

than

turzrover

taxes

wttich

affeet

the

eonsumption

of

ma.nufacturett tobaceo.

lbansport

---lhe

Couneil- adoptecl

in

the

official

languages

of

the

Communities

the Direetive

amencling

Directive

75/130/EEC on

the

establishrnent

of

eolmon

rules

for

eertain

types

of

eonbined.

road,/rail

eamiage

of

goocls between ltenber

States.

Erergy

-

Ihe

Couneil

adopteil

in

the

offieial

languages

of

the

Comr.mities

the

Regulation

a.nencling

Regulations

(EEC) Nos 1893n9 and

zrgzng

introclueing

registration for

enrd.e

oil

imports

into

the

Commr.rnity.

Social

questions

fhe

Representatives

of

the

Governments

of

the tenber

States, meeting

within

the

Cor.rne11, acloptecL

in

the

official

languages

of

the

Comunities

the

Resolution

on

the soeial

integration

of

disabl-ed

people. (*)

(*)

Reservation

by

the

German

delegation.

(8)

-v-

21.Xrr.81

Fisheries

The

Council

aclopted

in

the

offieial

languages

of

the

Connqnities

the

Decision

eonel-uding

the

Agreement

in

the

fom of

an

exchasge

of

letters

on

the

provisional

applieation

of

the

Agreement between the Governnent

of

the

Repbulie

of

Senegal ancl

the

EEC a.nen6ing the

Agreement on

fishing off

the

eoast

of

Senegal antt

of

the

protoeol

annexed theretoo

Egsc

Ihe

Couneil

gave

its

assent,

pursua.nt

to

Article

5G(Z)

(a)

of

the ECSC

[reaty

(conversion

loans), with

regard.

to:

Clydesdale Bank

ltd.,

United

Kingd.om

Vfestfalenbank AG, FRG

Soei6td

des

Aeiers

fins

de

1rEst,

France

I0nupp

Stahl

AG, FRG.

the

Representatives

of

the

Goverr:rnents

of

the

fember

States of

the

ECSC, meetiag

rrithin

the

Cor,rneil,

also

adoptecl

in

the

official

languages

of

the

Comunities the

Declsion on

eertajn

measures

to

be

appliect,

in

respect

of

State-trading

countries,

to

trad.e

in

iron

a.nd.

steel

prod.ucts covered.

by the

Ecsc

rreaty,

ineluding

pig

iron,

cast

iron

ancl

hig!-earbon

ferro-4*g€meseo

(9)

4 I 3066

f+++

r0TE

st0

(

tt

)

509 AUX EUiEAUX iIAT IONAUX

CC. AUX I{EHBRES DU GROUPE

BUDGET COUNCIL

-

I{I,IE VEII.. SIGNS BUDGET AS VOTED BY PARLIATIENT

t---I(ROBERT ELP}IICK)

THE BUDGET C0UNCIL, CALLED INT0 EIIERGEilCY SESSI0N T0DAY

F0LL0l'-I.NG PARLIAT{ENTIS ADOPTION OF A BUDGET LAST I'EEK GOING BEYOND THE

COUNCIL I S DEFINITION OF IJHAT IS A PERI{ISSIBLE IlAXII'IUI'I RATE,

SP€NT I!]ITTTI3II SIX HOURS TJORKING ON AN APPEAL TO ItII{E SII'iONE VEIL NOT TO Si6H THE BUDGET II'IIIEDIATELY.

COUNCIL PU'f TO6ETHER A LETTER (IJHICH IJAS NOT UTTTHIHOUSLY AGREED)

ASKTNG THE.PARI,XAF!ENT PRESIDENT TO DELAY SIGNATURE UNTIL AFTER

TALI..S ON THE PPOBLEIIS OT CLASSIFYING IJHAT IS OR IS NOT NON.OBLI.

GATORY EXPENDITURE. !

B0Tl.t !lR. NICH0LAS RI0LEY t0R THE C0UNCIL, AND ilR. CHRIST0PHER

TUGEiIDHAT FOR TIiE COilNISSION I'tADE CLEAR THAT THEY EELIEVED ITIIE

Vq tL HCULD SIGFI THE BUDGET AS ADOPTED BY PARLIAI{ENT. I{R. TUGENOHAT ADOEN THAT THE COiIIiISSION IJISHED TO DEDRAI{ATISE THE

SITUATION AS F!UCH AS POSSIBLE ANO HE URGED THE COUNCIL TO ENTER

THE TAI.XS ON :;I.ASSIFICATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. HE t{ADE IT TL.EAR THAr IF F4!rE VEIL DID SIGN, THE C0t|lllISSI0N rJILL FEEL 0B-LIGgD TO EXECI"iTE THE EUDGET AS VOTED IN PARLIAIIEf{T. HE SUGGESTED

TIJAT TilE l{{'}Sf PRESSING PR0BLEII t,AS THAT 0F t00D AID (PARLIAI{ENT

VOTED ,1I.I 3-1 O4 iIECU EXPENDITURE)' AND HE URGED COUNCIL TO AII{

FOf; AGREEI'IENT ON THIS BEFORE END OF JANUARY. THE OTHER PhOBLEiIS OF CL,.SSiFIi^"TION, HE HOPED COULD BE BROUGHT TO AGREETIENT BEFORE

THE END OF TI{E BELGIAN PRESIDENCY (I.E. END OF JUNE).

FIii. TUGENiI.iAT I{ADE IT CLEAR ALSO THAT THE COHHISSION IJAS NOT IN

AI.,IY SEI{SE A PARTY TO THE DECISION TO SEND I'!I{E VEIL A LETtER.

JUST AFTER THE COUHCIL BROKE UP AND II,IITIEDIATELY FOLLOIJING tiR.

R I Dt_Ey. S pRESS C0NFEREilCE, THERE HAS A lt0t{ENT 0f S0ilE PIQUANCY.

1.Q. ',:LEY IJAS CALLED TO THE TELEPHONE TO TALX TO I{I{E VEIL IN

PERsUil TO BE INFORT{ED BY HER.THAT SHE XAD INDEED SIGNED THE

BI.'DGET. THE LETTER HAO NOT YET REACHED HER. IT IS I{R. RIDLEYIS

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DECEttBER 1961

R.FLPHICK GPP

B.

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