Local view for "http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/eu/plenary/2007-05-09-Speech-3-133"

PredicateValue (sorted: default)
rdf:type
dcterms:Date
dcterms:Is Part Of
dcterms:Language
lpv:document identification number
"en.20070509.15.3-133"6
lpv:hasSubsequent
lpv:speaker
lpv:spoken text
". Mr President, I should like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his work on this dossier, but also for his perseverance in bringing this report to its second reading. Clearly, this process is required to bring about a fair and level playing field in the area of local public transport contracts. However, the PSE Group still has some concerns, especially in the area of quality of service offered by transport undertakings and especially in the area of bus transport in some of the Member States. In this regard, we believe that Parliament, in its pursuit of liberalisation in this area, may have forgotten about the importance of providing quality services and I would hope that in subsequent revisions of this legislation, the issue of quality and the enforcement of quality is given serious consideration. I appreciate that what we have today is a first step and that the road to this second reading has been a long one, but we must recognise the progress that has been made and hope that the agreement between the Council and Parliament can be reached quickly. My group will do all that we can to vote only for those amendments that fall within the compromise deal done with the Council, despite our reservations. For us, the alternative will be conciliation. What people require is an efficient, reliable, affordable and safe public transport system that places on public bodies a responsibility to ensure that those criteria are met. It also places responsibility on transport operators to deliver, and frankly, that is where the challenges will lie. Whilst it is right to put into place the framework for the issuing of public transport contracts, we cannot allow standards to slip and we must ensure that the procedures are fair and transparent. Hopefully, the framework will soon be in place. Now let us work on the quality of service to be provided."@en4
lpv:spokenAs
lpv:translated text
"Mr President, I should like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his work on this dossier, but also for his perseverance in bringing this report to its second reading. Clearly, this process is required to bring about a fair and level playing field in the area of local public transport contracts. However, the PSE Group still has some concerns, especially in the area of quality of service offered by transport undertakings and especially in the area of bus transport in some of the Member States. In this regard, we believe that Parliament, in its pursuit of liberalisation in this area, may have forgotten about the importance of providing quality services and I would hope that in subsequent revisions of this legislation, the issue of quality and the enforcement of quality is given serious consideration. I appreciate that what we have today is a first step and that the road to this second reading has been a long one, but we must recognise the progress that has been made and hope that the agreement between the Council and Parliament can be reached quickly. My group will do all that we can to vote only for those amendments that fall within the compromise deal done with the Council, despite our reservations. For us, the alternative will be conciliation. What people require is an efficient, reliable, affordable and safe public transport system that places on public bodies a responsibility to ensure that those criteria are met. It also places responsibility on transport operators to deliver, and frankly, that is where the challenges will lie. Whilst it is right to put into place the framework for the issuing of public transport contracts, we cannot allow standards to slip and we must ensure that the procedures are fair and transparent. Hopefully, the framework will soon be in place. Now let us work on the quality of service to be provided."@cs1
"Hr. formand! Jeg vil gerne takke ordføreren - ikke kun for hans arbejde med dette dokument, men også for hans ihærdighed med at føre betænkningen frem til andenbehandlingen. Denne proces er helt klart nødvendig for at skaffe retfærdige og lige konkurrencevilkår for kontrakter vedrørende lokal offentlig transport. PSE-Gruppen har imidlertid fortsat visse bekymringer - specielt med hensyn til kvaliteten af de tjenesteydelser, der tilbydes af transportselskaberne, og særligt på bustransportområdet i nogle af medlemsstaterne. I denne henseende mener vi, at Parlamentet i sine bestræbelser på at liberalisere dette område måske har glemt betydningen af at skaffe kvalitetstjenester, og jeg håber, at det i de efterfølgende revisioner af denne lovgivning alvorligt vil overveje spørgsmålet om kvalitet og håndhævelsen af kvalitet. Jeg erkender, at det aktuelle dokument er et første skridt, og at vejen til denne andenbehandling har været lang, men at vi skal anerkende fremskridtene og håbe på en snarlig aftale mellem Rådet og Parlamentet. Trods vores forbehold vil min gruppe gøre alt, hvad den kan, for kun at stemme for de ændringsforslag, der falder ind under kompromisaftalen med Rådet. For os er alternativet en mægling. Folket kræver et effektivt, pålideligt, økonomisk overkommeligt og sikkert offentligt transportsystem, der pålægger offentlige foretagender et ansvar for at sørge for, at disse kriterier overholdes. Transportoperatørerne pålægges også et ansvar for at gennemføre kriterierne, og det er nok her, udfordringerne bliver at finde. Mens det er rigtigt at indføre rammer for udstedelse af offentlige transportkontrakter, kan vi ikke tillade en forringelse af standarderne, og vi skal sørge for, at procedurerne er retfærdige og gennemsigtige. Forhåbentlig vil rammerne snart være på plads. Lad os nu arbejde med kvaliteten af tjenesteydelserne."@da2
". Herr Präsident! Ich möchte dem Berichterstatter nicht nur für seine Arbeit an diesem Dossier, sondern auch für seine Beharrlichkeit danken, mit der er diesen Bericht zur zweiten Lesung gebracht hat. Es steht außer Frage, dass dieser Prozess für die Schaffung fairer und gleicher Wettbewerbsbedingungen notwendig ist, die für die Auftragsvergabe im Bereich des öffentlichen Personennahverkehrs gelten. Die PSE-Fraktion hegt aber noch immer einige Bedenken, vor allem was die Qualität der Dienstleistungen von Verkehrsunternehmen und den Busverkehr in einigen Mitgliedstaaten betrifft. Wir sind nämlich der Auffassung, dass das Parlament bei der angestrebten Liberalisierung in diesem Bereich möglicherweise vergessen hat, wie wichtig auch die Qualität der angebotenen Dienstleistungen ist. Ich hoffe, dass bei späteren Überprüfungen dieser Verordnung auch der Frage der Qualität und der Durchsetzung der Qualität eingehend Rechnung getragen wird. Mir ist klar, dass das vorliegende Dossier einen ersten Schritt darstellt und dass es ein langer Weg bis zu dieser zweiten Lesung gewesen ist. Wir müssen aber auch die erzielten Fortschritte anerkennen und auf eine schnelle Einigung zwischen dem Rat und dem Parlament hoffen. Meine Fraktion wird trotz ihrer Bedenken alles daran setzen, nur für die Änderungsanträge zu stimmen, die unter den mit dem Rat erzielten Kompromiss fallen. Die Alternative wäre unseres Erachtens ein Konzertierungsverfahren. Was die Menschen brauchen, ist ein effizientes, zuverlässiges, erschwingliches und sicheres Nahverkehrssystem, wobei die staatlichen Behörden für die Erfüllung dieser Kriterien verantwortlich sind. Aber auch die Verkehrsunternehmen müssen verpflichtet werden, sich an diese Kriterien zu halten, und – offen gesagt – genau hier werden die Probleme anfangen. Es ist ja richtig, dass ein Rahmen für die Auftragsvergabe im öffentlichen Nahverkehr geschaffen wird. Aber wir dürfen nicht zulassen, dass dadurch die Standards sinken, und wir müssen für faire und transparente Verfahren sorgen. Der Regelungsrahmen wird hoffentlich bald in Kraft treten. Nun sollten wir an der Qualität der angebotenen Dienstleistungen arbeiten."@de9
". Κύριε Πρόεδρε, θέλω να ευχαριστήσω τον εισηγητή όχι μόνο για τις προσπάθειές του κατά την επεξεργασία αυτού του θέματος, αλλά και για την επιμονή του όσον αφορά την προώθηση αυτής της έκθεσης στο στάδιο της δεύτερης ανάγνωσης. Είναι σαφές ότι η διαδικασία αυτή είναι αναγκαία προκειμένου να δημιουργηθούν δίκαιοι και ίσοι όροι ανταγωνισμού στον τομέα των τοπικών συμβάσεων δημοσίων μεταφορών. Εντούτοις, η Σοσιαλιστική Ομάδα στο ΕΚ διατηρεί κάποιες ανησυχίες, κυρίως στον τομέα της ποιότητας των υπηρεσιών που προσφέρονται από μεταφορικές εταιρείες και ειδικότερα στον τομέα των μεταφορών με λεωφορεία σε ορισμένα κράτη μέλη. Σε αυτό το πλαίσιο, θεωρούμε ότι το Κοινοβούλιο, επιδιώκοντας την ελευθέρωση αυτού του τομέα, λησμόνησε ενδεχομένως τη σημασία της παροχής υπηρεσιών υψηλής ποιότητας, ευελπιστώ δε ότι σε μελλοντικές αναθεωρήσεις αυτής της νομοθεσίας το θέμα της ποιότητας και της επιβολής της ποιότητας θα ληφθεί πολύ σοβαρά υπόψη. Αντιλαμβάνομαι ότι το υπό εξέταση κείμενο αποτελεί ένα πρώτο βήμα και ότι ο δρόμος που οδήγησε σε αυτήν τη δεύτερη ανάγνωση υπήρξε μακρύς, όμως πρέπει να αναγνωρίσουμε την πρόοδο που έχει επιτευχθεί και να ευχηθούμε ότι θα μπορέσει να επιτευχθεί γρήγορα συμφωνία μεταξύ του Συμβουλίου και του Κοινοβουλίου. Η Ομάδα μου θα πράξει ό,τι είναι δυνατόν προκειμένου να υπερψηφιστούν μόνον οι τροπολογίες οι οποίες συνάδουν με τη συμφωνία που επετεύχθη με το Συμβούλιο, παρά τις επιφυλάξεις μας. Διαφορετικά, θεωρούμε αναπόφευκτη τη συνδιαλλαγή. Οι πολίτες επιθυμούν ένα αποτελεσματικό, αξιόπιστο, οικονομικά προσιτό και ασφαλές σύστημα δημοσίων μεταφορών στο πλαίσιο του οποίου η ευθύνη τήρησης αυτών των κριτηρίων θα ανήκει σε δημόσια όργανα. Επιπλέον, η ευθύνη για την υλοποίησή του ανήκει στους μεταφορείς, και εκεί εντοπίζονται ουσιαστικά οι προκλήσεις. Ενώ είναι ορθό να θεσπίσουμε το πλαίσιο για την έγκριση συμβάσεων δημοσίων μεταφορών, δεν μπορούμε να επιτρέψουμε την υποβάθμιση των προδιαγραφών, και πρέπει συγχρόνως να διασφαλίσουμε ότι οι συναφείς διαδικασίες θα είναι δίκαιες και διαφανείς. Καλώς εχόντων των πραγμάτων, το πλαίσιο θα τεθεί σύντομα σε εφαρμογή. Ας εστιάσουμε τώρα τις προσπάθειές μας στην ποιότητα των υπηρεσιών που θα προσφέρει."@el10
". Señor Presidente, quiero dar las gracias al ponente, no solo por su trabajo en torno a este expediente, sino también por su perseverancia al traer este informe a su segunda lectura. Sin duda, este proceso es necesario para asegurar la igualdad de condiciones en el ámbito de los contratos locales de transporte público. No obstante, el Grupo del PSE sigue viendo algunos problemas, especialmente en el ámbito de la calidad del servicio ofrecida por las empresas de transporte y especialmente en el ámbito del transporte en autocar en algunos de los Estados miembros. A este respecto, creemos que el Parlamento, en su afán de liberalización en este ámbito, puede que haya olvidado la importancia de prestar servicios de calidad, y espero que en las próximas revisiones de esta legislación la cuestión de la calidad y el cumplimiento de la misma se consideren seriamente. Entiendo que lo que tenemos hoy es un primer paso y que el camino hacia esta segunda lectura ha sido largo, pero debemos reconocer el progreso realizado y esperar que el acuerdo entre el Consejo y el Parlamento pueda lograrse pronto. Mi Grupo hará todo lo posible por votar únicamente a favor de las enmiendas que entran dentro de las coordenadas del compromiso suscrito con el Consejo, a pesar de nuestras reservas. Para nosotros, la alternativa será la conciliación. Lo que la gente necesita es un sistema de transporte público seguro, asequible, fiable y eficaz que responsabilice a los organismos públicos de garantizar el cumplimiento de dichos criterios. También responsabiliza a los operadores de transporte para que actúen y, francamente, ahí es donde estarán las dificultades. Mientras es correcto crear el marco para la emisión de contratos de transporte público, no podemos permitir que se incumplan las normas y debemos garantizar que los procedimientos sean justos y transparentes. Esperamos que el marco se establezca en breve. Ahora dediquémonos a la calidad del servicio que debe prestarse."@es21
"Mr President, I should like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his work on this dossier, but also for his perseverance in bringing this report to its second reading. Clearly, this process is required to bring about a fair and level playing field in the area of local public transport contracts. However, the PSE Group still has some concerns, especially in the area of quality of service offered by transport undertakings and especially in the area of bus transport in some of the Member States. In this regard, we believe that Parliament, in its pursuit of liberalisation in this area, may have forgotten about the importance of providing quality services and I would hope that in subsequent revisions of this legislation, the issue of quality and the enforcement of quality is given serious consideration. I appreciate that what we have today is a first step and that the road to this second reading has been a long one, but we must recognise the progress that has been made and hope that the agreement between the Council and Parliament can be reached quickly. My group will do all that we can to vote only for those amendments that fall within the compromise deal done with the Council, despite our reservations. For us, the alternative will be conciliation. What people require is an efficient, reliable, affordable and safe public transport system that places on public bodies a responsibility to ensure that those criteria are met. It also places responsibility on transport operators to deliver, and frankly, that is where the challenges will lie. Whilst it is right to put into place the framework for the issuing of public transport contracts, we cannot allow standards to slip and we must ensure that the procedures are fair and transparent. Hopefully, the framework will soon be in place. Now let us work on the quality of service to be provided."@et5
". Arvoisa puhemies, haluan kiittää esittelijää, en pelkästään hänen työstään tämän asian parissa vaan myös siitä sinnikkyydestä, jolla hän on tuonut tämän mietinnön toiseen käsittelyyn. Tämä prosessi on selvästikin vaatinut oikeudenmukaisten ja tasapuolisten sääntöjen luomista paikallisille liikennöintisopimuksille. PSE-ryhmällä on kuitenkin joitakin huolenaiheita, jotka liittyvät erityisesti liikennöintiyritysten tarjoamien palveluiden laatuun ja nimenomaan linja-autoliikenteen laatuun joissakin jäsenvaltioissa. Tässä suhteessa uskomme, että parlamentti on pyrkiessään vapauttamaan tämän alan ehkä unohtanut laadukkaiden palveluiden tarjoamisen merkityksen, ja toivon, että lainsäädännön seuraavissa tarkistuksissa laatuasioihin ja laadun valvomiseen suhtaudutaan vakavasti. Olen sitä mieltä, että se, mitä meillä nyt on, on vasta ensimmäinen askel, ja että tie tähän toiseen käsittelyyn on ollut pitkä, mutta meidän on myönnettävä, että edistystä on tapahtunut, ja toivomme, että neuvosto ja parlamentti pääsevät nopeasti sopimukseen. Ryhmäni tekee kaikkensa, jotta voisimme äänestää vain niistä tarkistuksista, jotka sisältyvät neuvoston kanssa tehtyyn kompromissisopimukseen huolimatta varauksista, joita meillä on. Meille vaihtoehto on sovittelumenettely. Ihmiset haluavat tehokkaan, luotettavan, edullisen ja turvallisen julkisen liikenteen järjestelmän, jossa viranomaisilla on vastuu sen varmistamisesta, että edellä mainitut kriteerit täyttyvät. Järjestelmän mukaan myös liikenteen harjoittajilla on vastuu tarjota palveluja, ja suoraan sanottuna juuri tähän asiaan liittyy haasteita. Vaikka onkin oikein luoda säännöt julkista henkilöliikennettä koskevien sopimusten tekemiselle, emme voi hyväksyä standardeista lipsumista ja meidän on varmistettava, että menettelyt ovat oikeudenmukaisia ja avoimia. Toivottavasti saamme nämä säännöt pian voimaan. Pyrkikäämme nyt siihen, että näitä laadukkaita palveluja on tarjolla."@fi7
"Monsieur le Président, permettez-moi de remercier le rapporteur, non seulement pour le travail réalisé sur ce dossier, mais également pour la persévérance avec laquelle il a conduit ce rapport vers la deuxième lecture. Il est clair qu’un tel processus est requis en vue de créer une situation équitable et ne défavorisant personne dans le domaine des contrats en matière de transports publics locaux. Le groupe PSE nourrit cependant certaines inquiétudes, en particulier en ce qui concerne la qualité des services offerts par les entreprises de transport et plus particulièrement dans le domaine des transports par autobus dans certains États membres. À cet égard, nous pensons que le Parlement, dans sa poursuite du processus de libéralisation dans ce domaine, a peut-être oublié l’importance de fournir des services de qualité et j’espère que, lorsque la présente législation sera ultérieurement revue, la question de la qualité et de l’application de normes de qualité sera examinée avec tout le sérieux qu’elle mérite. J’admets que nous n’avons franchi qu’une première étape et que le chemin conduisant à cette deuxième lecture a été long, mais nous devons reconnaître les progrès réalisés et espérer qu’on arrivera rapidement à un accord entre le Conseil et le Parlement. Mon groupe, en dépit des réserves formulées, fera tout ce qu’il peut pour ne voter que les amendements qui relèvent de la solution de compromis trouvée avec le Conseil. Pour nous, il n’y a qu’une autre solution: la conciliation. Ce que les gens veulent, c’est un système de transports publics efficace, fiable, abordable et sûr, un système qui confère aux organes publics la responsabilité de garantir le respect de ces critères, un système qui confère également aux opérateurs de transport la responsabilité de remplir leurs engagements, et je crois honnêtement que c’est là que résideront les défis. Même s’il est normal de mettre en place le cadre nécessaire à l’élaboration de contrats de transports publics, nous ne pouvons permettre un effritement des normes et nous devons garantir l’impartialité et la transparence des procédures. J’espère que le cadre sera bientôt mis en place. Attaquons-nous désormais à la qualité des services à fournir!"@fr8
"Mr President, I should like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his work on this dossier, but also for his perseverance in bringing this report to its second reading. Clearly, this process is required to bring about a fair and level playing field in the area of local public transport contracts. However, the PSE Group still has some concerns, especially in the area of quality of service offered by transport undertakings and especially in the area of bus transport in some of the Member States. In this regard, we believe that Parliament, in its pursuit of liberalisation in this area, may have forgotten about the importance of providing quality services and I would hope that in subsequent revisions of this legislation, the issue of quality and the enforcement of quality is given serious consideration. I appreciate that what we have today is a first step and that the road to this second reading has been a long one, but we must recognise the progress that has been made and hope that the agreement between the Council and Parliament can be reached quickly. My group will do all that we can to vote only for those amendments that fall within the compromise deal done with the Council, despite our reservations. For us, the alternative will be conciliation. What people require is an efficient, reliable, affordable and safe public transport system that places on public bodies a responsibility to ensure that those criteria are met. It also places responsibility on transport operators to deliver, and frankly, that is where the challenges will lie. Whilst it is right to put into place the framework for the issuing of public transport contracts, we cannot allow standards to slip and we must ensure that the procedures are fair and transparent. Hopefully, the framework will soon be in place. Now let us work on the quality of service to be provided."@hu11
"Signor Presidente, ringrazio il relatore non solo per il lavoro che ha svolto riguardo a questo ma anche per la sua perseveranza, che gli ha permesso di portare la relazione alla seconda lettura. E’ evidente che questa procedura è necessaria per creare condizioni eque e uguali per tutti nel settore dei contratti per il trasporto pubblico locale. Tuttavia, il gruppo del PSE nutre ancora qualche perplessità, soprattutto in merito alla qualità dei servizi offerti dalle imprese di trasporto e, più in particolare, ai servizi di autobus in alcuni degli Stati membri. In proposito riteniamo che il Parlamento europeo, nel suo tentativo di liberalizzare il settore, abbia forse dimenticato quanto sia importante la qualità dei servizi. Mi auguro che nelle successive revisioni della normativa il tema della qualità e del suo miglioramento sia preso in seria considerazione. Sono lieto di constatare che la relazione odierna rappresenta un primo passo, e so che la strada che ha portato alla seconda lettura è stata lunga; dobbiamo però riconoscere i progressi compiuti e augurarci che Consiglio e Parlamento possano trovare presto un accordo. Il mio gruppo farà tutto quanto in suo potere perché si votino soltanto gli emendamenti che rientrano nell’accordo di compromesso concluso con il Consiglio, nonostante le nostre riserve. Secondo noi, un’alternativa potrebbe essere la procedura di conciliazione. Ciò che la gente vuole è un sistema di trasporto pubblico che sia efficiente, affidabile, economico e sicuro, un sistema che affidi a organismi pubblici la responsabilità di garantire il rispetto di questi criteri e attribuisca agli operatori dei trasporti la responsabilità di fornire i servizi richiesti – e, a ben guardare, sarà proprio questa la sfida. Se da un canto è giusto creare il contesto necessario per l’assegnazione di contratti per il trasporto pubblico, dall’altro non possiamo tollerare un abbassamento degli e dobbiamo assicurare che le procedure siano eque e trasparenti. Speriamo che tale contesto sarà presto disponibile. Ora diamoci da fare per garantire la qualità dei servizi che dovranno essere offerti."@it12
"Mr President, I should like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his work on this dossier, but also for his perseverance in bringing this report to its second reading. Clearly, this process is required to bring about a fair and level playing field in the area of local public transport contracts. However, the PSE Group still has some concerns, especially in the area of quality of service offered by transport undertakings and especially in the area of bus transport in some of the Member States. In this regard, we believe that Parliament, in its pursuit of liberalisation in this area, may have forgotten about the importance of providing quality services and I would hope that in subsequent revisions of this legislation, the issue of quality and the enforcement of quality is given serious consideration. I appreciate that what we have today is a first step and that the road to this second reading has been a long one, but we must recognise the progress that has been made and hope that the agreement between the Council and Parliament can be reached quickly. My group will do all that we can to vote only for those amendments that fall within the compromise deal done with the Council, despite our reservations. For us, the alternative will be conciliation. What people require is an efficient, reliable, affordable and safe public transport system that places on public bodies a responsibility to ensure that those criteria are met. It also places responsibility on transport operators to deliver, and frankly, that is where the challenges will lie. Whilst it is right to put into place the framework for the issuing of public transport contracts, we cannot allow standards to slip and we must ensure that the procedures are fair and transparent. Hopefully, the framework will soon be in place. Now let us work on the quality of service to be provided."@lt14
"Mr President, I should like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his work on this dossier, but also for his perseverance in bringing this report to its second reading. Clearly, this process is required to bring about a fair and level playing field in the area of local public transport contracts. However, the PSE Group still has some concerns, especially in the area of quality of service offered by transport undertakings and especially in the area of bus transport in some of the Member States. In this regard, we believe that Parliament, in its pursuit of liberalisation in this area, may have forgotten about the importance of providing quality services and I would hope that in subsequent revisions of this legislation, the issue of quality and the enforcement of quality is given serious consideration. I appreciate that what we have today is a first step and that the road to this second reading has been a long one, but we must recognise the progress that has been made and hope that the agreement between the Council and Parliament can be reached quickly. My group will do all that we can to vote only for those amendments that fall within the compromise deal done with the Council, despite our reservations. For us, the alternative will be conciliation. What people require is an efficient, reliable, affordable and safe public transport system that places on public bodies a responsibility to ensure that those criteria are met. It also places responsibility on transport operators to deliver, and frankly, that is where the challenges will lie. Whilst it is right to put into place the framework for the issuing of public transport contracts, we cannot allow standards to slip and we must ensure that the procedures are fair and transparent. Hopefully, the framework will soon be in place. Now let us work on the quality of service to be provided."@lv13
"Mr President, I should like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his work on this dossier, but also for his perseverance in bringing this report to its second reading. Clearly, this process is required to bring about a fair and level playing field in the area of local public transport contracts. However, the PSE Group still has some concerns, especially in the area of quality of service offered by transport undertakings and especially in the area of bus transport in some of the Member States. In this regard, we believe that Parliament, in its pursuit of liberalisation in this area, may have forgotten about the importance of providing quality services and I would hope that in subsequent revisions of this legislation, the issue of quality and the enforcement of quality is given serious consideration. I appreciate that what we have today is a first step and that the road to this second reading has been a long one, but we must recognise the progress that has been made and hope that the agreement between the Council and Parliament can be reached quickly. My group will do all that we can to vote only for those amendments that fall within the compromise deal done with the Council, despite our reservations. For us, the alternative will be conciliation. What people require is an efficient, reliable, affordable and safe public transport system that places on public bodies a responsibility to ensure that those criteria are met. It also places responsibility on transport operators to deliver, and frankly, that is where the challenges will lie. Whilst it is right to put into place the framework for the issuing of public transport contracts, we cannot allow standards to slip and we must ensure that the procedures are fair and transparent. Hopefully, the framework will soon be in place. Now let us work on the quality of service to be provided."@mt15
"(EN) Mijnheer de Voorzitter, ik wil de rapporteur bedanken, niet alleen voor zijn werk aan dit dossier, maar ook voor het doorzettingsvermogen dat hij heeft getoond om dit verslag tot een tweede lezing te brengen. Het is duidelijk dat dit een noodzakelijk proces is, als men wil komen tot gelijke concurrentievoorwaarden bij de toekenning van contracten voor plaatselijk openbaar vervoer. De PSE-Fractie heeft echter nog wel enkele punten van zorg, vooral met betrekking tot de kwaliteit van de dienstverlening door vervoersondernemingen en dan met name bij het busvervoer in enkele lidstaten. Het Parlement heeft, in zijn streven naar liberalisering op dit gebied, het belang van een goede dienstverlening mogelijk over het hoofd gezien. Ik hoop dat in toekomstige herzieningen van deze wetgeving kwaliteit en het afdwingen van kwaliteit wel serieus in overweging worden genomen. Het is zo dat we vandaag slechts een eerste stap zetten en dat het proces naar deze tweede lezing lang heeft geduurd, maar we moeten ook inzien dat er vooruitgang is geboekt en hopen dat een akkoord tussen de Raad en het Parlement snel kan worden gesloten. Mijn fractie zal haar uiterste best doen om alleen voor de amendementen te stemmen die vallen binnen het compromis dat met de Raad is afgesproken, niettegenstaande onze bedenkingen. Voor ons is bemiddeling het alternatief. Wat mensen nodig hebben, is een efficiënt, betrouwbaar, betaalbaar en veilig openbaarvervoersysteem, met publieke instanties die verantwoordelijk zijn voor het nakomen van die criteria. De vervoersbedrijven dragen de verantwoordelijkheid voor de uitvoering en eerlijk gezegd ligt daar de uitdaging. Terecht wordt een kader geschapen voor de gunning van contracten voor openbaar vervoer, maar we moeten ervoor waken dat de lat lager komt te liggen en ervoor zorgen dat de procedures rechtvaardig en transparant zijn. Het kader zal er hopelijk snel komen. Laten we nu gaan werken aan de kwaliteit van de dienstverlening."@nl3
"Mr President, I should like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his work on this dossier, but also for his perseverance in bringing this report to its second reading. Clearly, this process is required to bring about a fair and level playing field in the area of local public transport contracts. However, the PSE Group still has some concerns, especially in the area of quality of service offered by transport undertakings and especially in the area of bus transport in some of the Member States. In this regard, we believe that Parliament, in its pursuit of liberalisation in this area, may have forgotten about the importance of providing quality services and I would hope that in subsequent revisions of this legislation, the issue of quality and the enforcement of quality is given serious consideration. I appreciate that what we have today is a first step and that the road to this second reading has been a long one, but we must recognise the progress that has been made and hope that the agreement between the Council and Parliament can be reached quickly. My group will do all that we can to vote only for those amendments that fall within the compromise deal done with the Council, despite our reservations. For us, the alternative will be conciliation. What people require is an efficient, reliable, affordable and safe public transport system that places on public bodies a responsibility to ensure that those criteria are met. It also places responsibility on transport operators to deliver, and frankly, that is where the challenges will lie. Whilst it is right to put into place the framework for the issuing of public transport contracts, we cannot allow standards to slip and we must ensure that the procedures are fair and transparent. Hopefully, the framework will soon be in place. Now let us work on the quality of service to be provided."@pl16
"Senhor Presidente, gostaria de agradecer ao relator, não apenas o seu trabalho neste dossiê, mas também a sua perseverança em levar este relatório até à segunda leitura. Obviamente que se pede que este processo crie condições equitativas para os contratos de serviço público local no domínio do transportes de passageiros. Contudo, o Grupo PSE ainda mantém algumas preocupações, nomeadamente no que toca à qualidade do serviço prestado pelas empresas de transporte e, em especial, na área do transporte por autocarro nalguns Estados-Membros. A este respeito, entendemos que o Parlamento, na sua procura de liberalização neste sector, poderá ter esquecido a importância de prestar serviços de qualidade, pelo que espero que, em posteriores revisões a esta legislação, a questão da qualidade e do controlo da qualidade receba uma atenção especial. Considero que a proposta hoje na mesa representa um primeiro passo e que, embora o caminho para a segunda leitura tenha sido longo, há que reconhecer os avanços conseguidos. Espero, pois, que o acordo entre o Conselho e o Parlamento possa ser alcançado rapidamente. O meu grupo tudo fará, pese embora as suas reservas, para só votar a favor das alterações que se enquadram no compromisso assumido com o Conselho. Para nós, a alternativa será o processo de conciliação. O que as pessoas precisam é de um sistema de transportes públicos eficaz, fiável, acessível e seguro, que atribua aos organismos públicos a responsabilidade de assegurar o cumprimento desses critérios. Um sistema que coloque também a responsabilidade de execução nos operadores dos transportes e, para falar francamente, é aí que está o desafio. Embora seja correcto criar um quadro para a concessão de contratos de serviço público no domínio dos transportes, não podemos permitir que as normas sejam negligenciadas e cumpre-nos assegurar a justeza e transparência dos procedimentos. Muito em breve, assim o esperamos, estará criado o quadro jurídico. Trabalhemos agora na qualidade do serviço a prestar."@pt17
"Mr President, I should like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his work on this dossier, but also for his perseverance in bringing this report to its second reading. Clearly, this process is required to bring about a fair and level playing field in the area of local public transport contracts. However, the PSE Group still has some concerns, especially in the area of quality of service offered by transport undertakings and especially in the area of bus transport in some of the Member States. In this regard, we believe that Parliament, in its pursuit of liberalisation in this area, may have forgotten about the importance of providing quality services and I would hope that in subsequent revisions of this legislation, the issue of quality and the enforcement of quality is given serious consideration. I appreciate that what we have today is a first step and that the road to this second reading has been a long one, but we must recognise the progress that has been made and hope that the agreement between the Council and Parliament can be reached quickly. My group will do all that we can to vote only for those amendments that fall within the compromise deal done with the Council, despite our reservations. For us, the alternative will be conciliation. What people require is an efficient, reliable, affordable and safe public transport system that places on public bodies a responsibility to ensure that those criteria are met. It also places responsibility on transport operators to deliver, and frankly, that is where the challenges will lie. Whilst it is right to put into place the framework for the issuing of public transport contracts, we cannot allow standards to slip and we must ensure that the procedures are fair and transparent. Hopefully, the framework will soon be in place. Now let us work on the quality of service to be provided."@ro18
"Mr President, I should like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his work on this dossier, but also for his perseverance in bringing this report to its second reading. Clearly, this process is required to bring about a fair and level playing field in the area of local public transport contracts. However, the PSE Group still has some concerns, especially in the area of quality of service offered by transport undertakings and especially in the area of bus transport in some of the Member States. In this regard, we believe that Parliament, in its pursuit of liberalisation in this area, may have forgotten about the importance of providing quality services and I would hope that in subsequent revisions of this legislation, the issue of quality and the enforcement of quality is given serious consideration. I appreciate that what we have today is a first step and that the road to this second reading has been a long one, but we must recognise the progress that has been made and hope that the agreement between the Council and Parliament can be reached quickly. My group will do all that we can to vote only for those amendments that fall within the compromise deal done with the Council, despite our reservations. For us, the alternative will be conciliation. What people require is an efficient, reliable, affordable and safe public transport system that places on public bodies a responsibility to ensure that those criteria are met. It also places responsibility on transport operators to deliver, and frankly, that is where the challenges will lie. Whilst it is right to put into place the framework for the issuing of public transport contracts, we cannot allow standards to slip and we must ensure that the procedures are fair and transparent. Hopefully, the framework will soon be in place. Now let us work on the quality of service to be provided."@sk19
"Mr President, I should like to thank the rapporteur, not only for his work on this dossier, but also for his perseverance in bringing this report to its second reading. Clearly, this process is required to bring about a fair and level playing field in the area of local public transport contracts. However, the PSE Group still has some concerns, especially in the area of quality of service offered by transport undertakings and especially in the area of bus transport in some of the Member States. In this regard, we believe that Parliament, in its pursuit of liberalisation in this area, may have forgotten about the importance of providing quality services and I would hope that in subsequent revisions of this legislation, the issue of quality and the enforcement of quality is given serious consideration. I appreciate that what we have today is a first step and that the road to this second reading has been a long one, but we must recognise the progress that has been made and hope that the agreement between the Council and Parliament can be reached quickly. My group will do all that we can to vote only for those amendments that fall within the compromise deal done with the Council, despite our reservations. For us, the alternative will be conciliation. What people require is an efficient, reliable, affordable and safe public transport system that places on public bodies a responsibility to ensure that those criteria are met. It also places responsibility on transport operators to deliver, and frankly, that is where the challenges will lie. Whilst it is right to put into place the framework for the issuing of public transport contracts, we cannot allow standards to slip and we must ensure that the procedures are fair and transparent. Hopefully, the framework will soon be in place. Now let us work on the quality of service to be provided."@sl20
"Herr talman! Jag vill tacka föredraganden, inte bara för hans arbete med detta dokument, utan också för hans uthållighet när det gällde att ta detta betänkande till en andra behandling. Denna process behövs uppenbarligen för att skapa rättvisa och lika villkor för kontrakt om allmänna tjänster. PSE-gruppen har dock några betänkligheter, framför allt när det gäller kvaliteten på tjänster från transportföretag, särskilt busstransporterna i vissa medlemsstater. I detta avseende anser vi att parlamentet, i sin strävan att avreglera detta område, kanske har glömt bort vikten av högkvalitativa tjänster. Jag hoppas att frågan om kvaliteten och hur denna upprätthålls tas under noggrant övervägande i kommande revisioner av lagstiftningsförslaget. I dag tar vi det första steget, och vägen fram till denna andra behandling har varit lång, men vi måste uppskatta de framsteg som har gjorts och hoppas att rådet och parlamentet kan nå en snabb överenskommelse. Min grupp kommer att göra allt vi kan för att endast rösta för de ändringsförslag som faller inom ramen för kompromissen med rådet, trots våra reservationer. Alternativet för oss är förlikning. Medborgarna vill ha en effektiv, pålitlig och säker kollektivtrafik till ett rimligt pris, och de allmänna organen ska ansvara för att dessa villkor uppfylls. Dessutom ska transportoperatörerna ansvara för att uppfylla förväntningarna, och häri ligger utmaningen. Det är förvisso rätt att skapa en ram för utfärdandet av kontrakt om allmänna tjänster, men vi måste se till att standarden bibehålls och att förfarandena är rättvisa och öppna. Förhoppningsvis kommer ramen snart att kunna tillämpas. Låt oss nu arbeta för att öka kvaliteten på de tjänster som ska erbjudas."@sv22
lpv:unclassifiedMetadata
"Brian Simpson,"18,5,20,15,1,19,14,16,11,3,13,4
"on behalf of the PSE Group"18,5,20,15,1,19,14,16,11,13,4

Named graphs describing this resource:

1http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Czech.ttl.gz
2http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Danish.ttl.gz
3http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Dutch.ttl.gz
4http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/English.ttl.gz
5http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Estonian.ttl.gz
6http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Events_and_structure.ttl.gz
7http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Finnish.ttl.gz
8http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/French.ttl.gz
9http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/German.ttl.gz
10http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Greek.ttl.gz
11http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Hungarian.ttl.gz
12http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Italian.ttl.gz
13http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Latvian.ttl.gz
14http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Lithuanian.ttl.gz
15http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Maltese.ttl.gz
16http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Polish.ttl.gz
17http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Portuguese.ttl.gz
18http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Romanian.ttl.gz
19http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Slovak.ttl.gz
20http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Slovenian.ttl.gz
21http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Spanish.ttl.gz
22http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/Swedish.ttl.gz
23http://purl.org/linkedpolitics/rdf/spokenAs.ttl.gz

The resource appears as object in 2 triples

Context graph