Treaties signed by Union but not by Members

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Dear Council of the EU,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

-Cases of members that do not intend to be bound by treaties signed by the Union but not by their national governments and the resolution to the dispute or divisions
-Regarding the Nagoya Protocol signed by the Union but not by a few members such as Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, and Lithuania; what kind of procedures does the Union have to force members to follow the obligations of the Protocol they did not signed or ratify but the Union did?

I am especially interested in documents or links stating the way the Union (would) react if a member does not follow the obligations of any treaty or agreement (focused but not limited to the Nagoya Protocol).

Yours faithfully,
Jahan Wang

Postmaster Consilium, Rat der Europäischen Union

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Dear Postmaster Consilium,

I may not have been so clear about my request. Paraphrasing in simple words I mean the following:
The EU has 3 main types of competences:
1. Exclusive competences (Article 3 of the TFEU)
2. Shared competences (Article 4 of the TFEU) (Environment area)
3. Supporting competences (Article 6 of the TFEU)

The EU signed and ratified the Nagoya Protocol (Environment area) (or general cases can be also used as reference). Many EU members such as Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, and Lithuania did not sign this protocol.
This protocol has 3 core obligations for its contracting Parties:
1. Access obligations
2. Benefit-sharing obligations (to provide for the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources with the contracting party providing genetic resources. Benefits may be monetary or non-monetary such as royalties and the sharing of research results.)
3. Compliance obligations

My question is:
If a member that did not sign this protocol, let it be Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, or Lithuania, refuses to abide by these obligations;
1. What are the consequences for a member that refuses entirely to abide by a protocol (or treaty) that is was not signed by its government but it was signed the EU?
2. How do the Shared competences work in practice if a member's national government has no interest or intention to follow the obligations of a protocol (or treaty) that is was not signed by its government but it was signed the EU?
3. Can any of these non-signatory members be coerced or punished for not fulfilling the obligations of a protocol (or treaty) that is was not signed by its government but it was signed the EU? And how? Is there any article about non-compliant members? Or simply has the EU no leverage over its members and the Shared competences are just ignored by national level governments?

Yours sincerely,

Jahan Wang

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This has been already answered by Treaties signed by Union but not by Members
Jahan Wang made this access to documents request to European Parliament.

SECRETARIAT DGF Access, Rat der Europäischen Union

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Transparency

 

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SECRETARIAT DGF Access, Rat der Europäischen Union

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Please find attached a letter from the General Secretariat of the Council
concerning your request for access to documents.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Transparency

 

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Council of the European Union

General Secretariat

Directorate-General Communication and Information - COMM

Directorate Information and Outreach

Information Services Unit

 

Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat, 175 - B-1048 Bruxelles/Brussel - Belgique/België

[2]www.consilium.europa.eu  |  [3][email address]

 

Disclaimer: The views expressed are solely those of the writer and may not
be regarded as stating an official position of the Council of the EU

Clause de non-responsabilité: Les avis exprimés n'engagent que leur auteur
et ne peuvent être considérés comme une position officielle du Conseil de
l'UE

 

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