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Opinion of the Commission pursuant to Article 189 b(2)(d) of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's common position regarding the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive establishing a mechanism for the recognition of qualifications in respect of the professional activities covered by the directives on liberalisation and transitional measures and supplementing the general systems for the recognition of qualifications. Amending the proposal of the Commission pursuant to Article 189 a (2) of the EC Treaty. COM (98) 640 final, 13 November 1998

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*** * * * * * * *** COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES Brussels, 13.11.1998 COM( 1998) 640 final 96/0031 (COD) OPINION OF THE COMMISSION pursuant to Article 189 b (2) (d) of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's common position regarding the proposal for a EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL DIRECTIVE establishing a mechanism for the recognition of qualifications in respect of the professional activities covered by the Directives on 1iberalisation and transitional measures and supplementing the general systems for the recognition of qualifications AMENDING THE PROPOSAL OF THE COMMISSION pursuant to Article 189 a (2) of the EC Treaty collsvs Text Box Explanatory memorandum I. Background 1. On 9 February 1996, the Commission submitted to the Parliament and the Council a proposal for a Directive establishing a mechanism for the recognition of qualifications in respect of the professional activities covered by the Directives on liberalisation and transitional measures and supplementing the general systems for the recognition of qualifications. 2. The Economic and Social Committee delivered its Opinion on 10 July 1996. 3. On 20 February 1997 Parliament adopted, at first reading, a favourable Opinion comprising ll amendments to the Commission proposal (three of which concerned certain language versions only). 4. On 15 July 1997, pursuant to Article 189a(2) of the EC Treaty, the Commission adopted an amended proposal incorporating all of the amendments. 5. On 29 June 1998 the Council adopted a common position and communicated it to the European Parliament, where it was received on 16 July "1998. 6. On 8 July I 998 the Commission adopted a Communication on the common position of the Council and forwarded it to the European Parliament. 7. On 8 October 1998 the European Parliament adopted, at second reading, one amendment to the common position of the Council. II. Purpose of the proposal

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