Text adopted by Parliament, 2nd reading  
2000/0073(COD) - 16/05/2001  
The European Parliament approved the resolution by Mrs Laura GONZALEZ ALVAREZ (EUL/NGL, E). The main points of the common position were maintained in view of the fact that there were insufficient votes for amendments seeking to change Council's position on the export of dangerous substances. Other amendments were however approved. These ask the Commission to submit proposals concerning the safety of service before 1 January 2003 and demands that the competent authorities be guided by the precautionary principle.�