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Document 11992E130S

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
TITLE XVI - ENVIRONMENT
ARTICLE 130S

/* CODIFIED VERSION OF THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY */

OJ C 224, 31.8.1992, p. 52 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT)

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11992E130S

TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY - TITLE XVI - ENVIRONMENT - ARTICLE 130S /* CODIFIED VERSION OF THE TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY */

Official Journal C 224 , 31/08/1992 P. 0052


Article 130s

1. The Council, acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 189c and after consulting the Economic and Social Committee, shall decide what action is to be taken by the Community in order to achieve the objectives referred to in Article 130r.

2. By way of derogation from the decision-making procedure provided for in paragraph 1 and without prejudice to Article 100a, the Council, acting unanimously on a proposal from the Commission and after consulting the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Committee, shall adopt:

- provisions primarily of a fiscal nature;

- measures concerning town and country planning, land use with the exception of waste management and measures of a general nature, and management of water resources;

- measures significantly affecting a Member State's choice between different energy sources and the general structure of its energy supply.

The Council may, under the conditions laid down in the preceding subparagraph, define those matters referred to in this paragraph on which decisions are to be taken by a qualified majority.

3. In other areas, general action programmes setting out priority objectives to be attained shall be adopted by the Council, acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 189b and after consulting the Economic and Social Committee.

The Council, acting under the terms of paragraph 1 or paragraph 2 according to the case, shall adopt the measures necessary for the implementation of these programmes.

4. Without prejudice to certain measures of a Community nature, the Member States shall finance and implement the environment policy.

5. Without prejudice to the principle that the polluter should pay, if a measure based on the provisions of paragraph 1 involves costs deemed disproportionate for the public authorities of a Member State, the Council shall, in the act adopting that measure, lay down appropriate provisions in the form of:

- temporary derogations and/or

- financial support from the Cohesion Fund to be set up no later than 31 December 1993 pursuant to Article 130d.

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