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Amended proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles and amending Directives 73/239/EEC and 92/49/EEC. COM (99) 147 final, 31 March 1999

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untitled COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITrES Brussels, 31.03.1999 COM(1999)147 final 97/0264 (COD) Amended proposal for a EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL DIRECTIVE on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles and amending Directives 73/239/EEC and 92/49/EEC (presented by the Commission pursuant to Article 189 a (2) of the EC-Treaty) ------------------------------ Barbara Rectangle Barbara Sticky Note Completed set by Barbara User Rectangle EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM INTRODUCTION On 10 October 1997 the Commission adopted a Proposal for a Directive on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles and amending Directives 73/239/EEC and 92/49/EEC (Fourth motor insurance directive) 1. The proposal was submitted to Parliament and Council by letter on 13 October 1997. At its 353rd plenary session on 25 March 1998, the Economic and Social Committee adopted a favourable opinion2 (unanimity) on the Proposal for a Directive and suggested certain amendments. The Parliament adopted a legislative resolution embodying its opinion3 on the Commission's Proposal for a Directive at its plenary session on 16 July 1998. The Parliament's opinion includes 36 amendments. A large number of these amendments, which will contribute to clarify and improve the Proposal, were accepted by the Commission, some totally, others in part, either in accordance with their spirit or with some adaptation of their text. The amended proposal has been drafted to take· account of the opinions of both institutions. COMMENTS ON THE AMENDMENTS INTRODUCED INTO THE PROPOSAL Recitals 4a [new] and 4b [new] References to the functioning and the deficiencies of the Green Card mechanism have been introduced in the text incorporating Parliament Amendments 1 and 2 on the .same issues.The introducti

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