Association of overseas countries and territories with the European Community
Report on the proposal for a Council decision amending Council Decision 2001/822/EC on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Community
(COM(2012)0061 – C7-0054/2012 – 2012/0024(CNS))
This report by Maurice PONGA (EPP, FR) was written for and adopted by the Committee on Development.
In 2010, the French Republic requested by letter to the European Council that the island of Saint-Barthélemy might change its status to that of a “country and territory associated with the European Union”. This would make Saint-Barthélemy the 26th country and territory associated with the European Union. This change, according to the author of the report, will allow Saint-Barthélemy to “consolidate its relations with regional players, including the other overseas countries and territories… and will thus help to disseminate the European model and European values”.
The European Parliament voted to approve the report with 668 for, 18 against and 7 abstentions.
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