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Volume 49
21 December 2006


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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

 

2006-2007 SESSION

 

Sittings of 13 to 16 November 2006

 

Monday 13 November 2006

2006/C 314E/01

MINUTES

1

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Resumption of session

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Transfers of appropriations

Petitions

Texts of agreements forwarded by the Council

Written declarations (Rule 116)

Written declarations and oral questions (tabling)

Documents received

Decisions concerning certain documents

Membership of Parliament

Membership of committees and delegations

Signature of acts adopted under codecision

Draft general budget for the 2007 financial year (deadline for tabling draft amendments)

Order of business

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

2006 annual report on the euro area (debate)

Community action in the field of marine environmental policy ***I — Thematic Strategy on the Marine Environment (debate)

European electricity network breakdown (debate)

Milk quotas (debate)

Support for rural development by the EAFRD * — Voluntary modulation of direct payments under the CAP * (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

13

 

Tuesday 14 November 2006

2006/C 314E/02

MINUTES

15

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Documents received

Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (announcement of motions for resolutions tabled)

Vote on request for urgent procedure

Presentation of the Court of Auditors' Annual Report — 2005 (debate)

Joint Undertaking for the European air traffic management system (SESAR) * (debate)

Measuring devices containing mercury ***I (debate)

Mortgage credit (debate)

Voting time

Rules for direct support schemes under the CAP and establishing certain support schemes for farmers and amending Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) * (Rule 131) (vote)

EC-Canada Agreement on cooperation in the fields of higher education, training and youth * (Rule 131) (vote)

EC-USA agreement in the field of higher education and vocational training * (Rule 131) (vote)

Social security schemes to employed persons and members of their families moving within the Community ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

Aquaculture: alien and locally absent species * (Rule 131) (vote)

Common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products * (Rule 131) (vote)

Amendment to the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision making and access to justice in environmental matters * (Rule 131) (vote)

Exemption from valued added tax and excise duty of goods imported by persons travelling from third countries * (Rule 131) (vote)

Third Community Contribution for the Chernobyl Shelter Fund * (Rule 131) (vote)

United Nations Convention against corruption * (Rule 131) (vote)

Support for rural development by the EAFRD * (Rule 131) (vote)

Request for defence of immunity of Gabriele Albertini (Rule 131) (vote)

Request for defence of immunity of Gabriele Albertini (Rule 131) (vote)

Request for defence of immunity of Gérard Onesta (Rule 131) (vote)

Community action in the field of marine environmental policy ***I (vote)

Measuring devices containing mercury ***I (vote)

Voluntary modulation of direct payments under the CAP * (vote)

Joint Undertaking for the European air traffic management system (SESAR) * (vote)

Formal sitting — Georgia

Voting time (continuation)

2006 annual report on the euro area (vote)

Thematic Strategy on the Marine Environment (vote)

Mortgage credit (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Legislative and work programme of the Commission for 2007 (debate)

Question Time (Commission)

Question Time (Council)

Gambling and sports betting in the Internal Market (debate)

A new framework strategy for multilingualism (debate)

The European Union's Generalised System of Preferences (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

33

ANNEX I

35

ANNEX II

45

TEXTS ADOPTED

65

P6_TA(2006)0468
Rules for direct support schemes under the CAP and support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending and correcting Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers and amending Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) (COM(2006)0500 — C6-0335/2006 — 2006/0172(CNS))

65

P6_TA(2006)0469
EC-Canada Agreement on cooperation in the fields of higher education, training and youth *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the government of Canada establishing a framework for cooperation in the fields of higher education, training and youth (COM(2006)0274 — C6-0255/2006 — 2006/0096(CNS))

65

P6_TA(2006)0470
EC-USA agreement in the field of higher education and vocational training *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America renewing the cooperation programme in the field of higher education and vocational education and training (COM(2006)0180 — C6-0174/2006 — 2006/0061(CNS))

66

P6_TA(2006)0471
Social security schemes to employed persons and members of their families moving within the Community ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community and Council Regulation (EEC) No 574/72 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 (COM(2005)0676 — C6-0442/2005 — 2005/0258(COD))

67

P6_TC1-COD(2005)0258
Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 14 November 2006 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community

67

ANNEX

68

P6_TA(2006)0472
Aquaculture: alien and locally absent species *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation concerning use of alien and locally absent species in aquaculture (COM(2006)0154 — C6-0137/2006 — 2006/0056(CNS))

73

P6_TA(2006)0473
Common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products (COM(2006)0233 — C6-0202/2006 — 2006/0081(CNS))

76

P6_TA(2006)0474
Amendment to the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision making and access to justice in environmental matters *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of an amendment to the Convention on access to information, public participation in decision making and access to justice in environmental matters (COM(2006)0338 — C6-0276/2006 — 2006/0113(CNS))

76

P6_TA(2006)0475
Exemption from valued added tax and excise duty of goods imported by persons travelling from third countries *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council directive on the exemption from valued added tax and excise duty of goods imported by persons travelling from third countries (COM(2006)0076 — C6-0078/2006 — 2006/0021(CNS))

77

P6_TA(2006)0476
Third Community Contribution for the Chernobyl Shelter Fund *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the First Instalment of the Third Community Contribution to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the Chernobyl Shelter Fund (COM(2006)0305 — C6-0251/2006 — 2006/0102(CNS))

79

P6_TA(2006)0477
United Nations Convention against corruption *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (COM(2006)0082 — C6-0105/2006 — 2006/0023(CNS))

80

P6_TA(2006)0478
Support for rural development by the EAFRD *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) (COM(2006)0237 — C6-0237/2006 — 2006/0082(CNS))

81

P6_TA(2006)0479
Request for defence of immunity of Gabriele Albertini
European Parliament decision on the request for defence of the immunity and privileges of Gabriele Albertini (2006/2099(IMM))

82

P6_TA(2006)0480
Request for defence of immunity of Gabriele Albertini
European Parliament decision on the request for defence of the immunity and privileges of Gabriele Albertini (2006/2122(IMM))

82

P6_TA(2006)0481
Request for defence of immunity of Gérard Onesta
European Parliament decision on the request for defence of the immunity and privileges of Gérard Onesta (2006/2121(IMM))

84

P6_TA(2006)0482
Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive) (COM(2005)0505 — C6-0346/2005 — 2005/0211(COD))

86

P6_TC1-COD(2005)0211
Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 14 November 2006 with a view to the adoption of Directive 2007/.../EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive)

86

ANNEX I
CONDITIONS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLES 4 AND 11

106

ANNEX II
ARTICLE 9(1)

107

ANNEX III
ARTICLES 10(1), 11(1) AND 13(1)

108

ANNEX IV
ARTICLE 12(1)

109

ANNEX V
ARTICLE 13(1)

110

ANNEX VI
ARTICLE 16(1)

111

P6_TA(2006)0483
Measuring devices containing mercury ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 76/769/EEC relating to restrictions on the marketing of certain measuring devices containing mercury (COM(2006)0069 — C6-0064/2006 — 2006/0018(COD))

111

P6_TC1-COD(2006)0018
Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 14 November 2006 with a view to the adoption of Directive 2006/.../EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 76/769/EEC relating to restrictions on the marketing of certain measuring devices containing mercury

112

ANNEX

114

P6_TA(2006)0484
Joint Undertaking for the European air traffic management system (SESAR) *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the establishment of a Joint Undertaking to develop the new generation European air traffic management system (SESAR) (COM(2005)0602 — C6-0002/2006 — 2005/0235(CNS))

115

P6_TA(2006)0485
2006 Annual Report on the Euro Area
European Parliament resolution on 2006 annual report on the euro area (2006/2239(INI))

125

P6_TA(2006)0486
Thematic Strategy on the Marine Environment
European Parliament resolution on a Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment (2006/2174(INI))

131

P6_TA(2006)0487
Mortgage Credit
European Parliament resolution on mortgage credit in the EU (2006/2102(INI))

136

 

Wednesday 15 November 2006

2006/C 314E/03

MINUTES

143

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Written declarations (tabling)

Services in the internal market ***II (debate)

Voting time

A new framework strategy for multilingualism (vote)

The European Union's Generalised System of Preferences (vote)

Welcome

Formal sitting — Qatar

Voting time (continuation)

Services in the internal market ***II (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Situation in Gaza (debate)

Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), cluster bombs and conventional weapons (debate)

European initiative in the field of civil protection (debate)

Framework for European Regulatory Agencies (debate)

A Baltic Sea Strategy for the Northern Dimension (debate)

The implementation of the European Security Strategy in the context of the ESDP (debate)

Membership of political groups

The implementation of the European Security Strategy in the context of the ESDP (continuation of debate)

Succession and wills (debate)

Women in international politics (debate)

Fighting trafficking in human beings (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

151

ANNEX I

153

ANNEX II

157

TEXTS ADOPTED

207

P6_TA(2006)0488
Framework strategy for multilingualism
European Parliament resolution on a new framework strategy for multilingualism (2006/2083(INI))

207

P6_TA(2006)0489
The European Union's Generalised Systems of Preferences
European Parliament resolution on the European Union's Generalised Systems of Preferences

210

P6_TA(2006)0490
Services in the internal market ***II
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position for adopting a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on services in the internal market (10003/4/2006 — C6-0270/2006 — 2004/0001(COD))

212

P6_TC2-COD(2004)0001
Position of the European Parliament adopted at second reading on 15 November 2006 with a view to the adoption of Directive 2006/.../EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on services in the internal market

213

 

Thursday 16 November 2006

2006/C 314E/04

MINUTES

255

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Ombudsman's 2005 annual report (debate)

European communication policy (debate)

Communication of Council common positions

Statement by the President

Voting time

EU-Mauritania fisheries agreement * (vote)

Situation in Gaza (vote)

Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC), cluster bombs and conventional weapons (vote)

A Baltic Sea Strategy for the Northern Dimension (vote)

The implementation of the European Security Strategy in the context of the ESDP (vote)

Succession and wills (vote)

Women in international politics (vote)

Fighting trafficking in human beings (vote)

Ombudsman's 2005 annual report (vote)

European communication policy (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Agenda

Famagusta/Varosha (debate)

Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (debate)

Ethiopia

Bangladesh

Iran

Voting time

Ethiopia (vote)

Bangladesh (vote)

Iran (vote)

Request for the defence of parliamentary immunity

Request for the waiver of parliamentary immunity

Membership of committees and delegations

Transfers of appropriations

Decisions concerning certain documents

Written declarations entered in the register (Rule 116)

Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting

Dates for next sittings

Adjournment of session

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

267

ANNEX I

269

ANNEX II

286

TEXTS ADOPTED

324

P6_TA(2006)0491
EC-Mauritania fisheries agreement
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the conclusion of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (COM(2006)0506 — C6-0334/2006 — 2006/0168(CNS))

324

P6_TA(2006)0492
The situation in Gaza
European Parliament resolution on the situation in the Gaza Strip

324

P6_TA(2006)0493
Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention
European Parliament resolution on the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological and Toxin Weapons (BTWC), cluster bombs and conventional arms

327

P6_TA(2006)0494
A Baltic Sea Strategy for the Northern Dimension
European Parliament resolution on a Baltic Sea Region Strategy for the Northern Dimension (2006/2171(INI))

330

P6_TA(2006)0495
The implementation of the European Security Strategy in the context of the ESDP
European Parliament resolution on the implementation of the European Security Strategy in the context of the ESDP (2006/2033(INI))

334

P6_TA(2006)0496
Succession and wills
European Parliament resolution with recommendations to the Commission on succession and wills (2005/2148(INI))

342

ANNEX
DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE SUBSTANCE OF THE REQUESTED PROPOSAL

344

P6_TA(2006)0497
Women in international politics
European Parliament resolution on women in international politics (2006/2057(INI))

347

P6_TA(2006)0498
Fighting trafficking in human beings
European Parliament recommendation to the Council on fighting trafficking in human beings — an integrated approach and proposals for an action plan (2006/2078(INI))

355

P6_TA(2006)0499
Ombudsman's 2005 annual report
European Parliament resolution on the annual report on the European Ombudsman's activities in 2005 (2006/2117(INI))

365

P6_TA(2006)0500
European communication policy
European Parliament resolution on the White Paper on a European communication policy (2006/2087 (INI))

369

P6_TA(2006)0501
Ethiopia
European Parliament resolution on Ethiopia

376

P6_TA(2006)0502
Bangladesh
European Parliament resolution on Bangladesh

377

P6_TA(2006)0503
Iran
European Parliament resolution on Iran

379


Key to symbols used

*

Consultation procedure

**I

Cooperation procedure: first reading

**II

Cooperation procedure: second reading

***

Assent procedure

***I

Codecision procedure: first reading

***II

Codecision procedure: second reading

***III

Codecision procedure: third reading

(The type of procedure is determined by the legal basis proposed by the Commission)

Information relating to voting time

Unless stated otherwise, the rapporteurs informed the Chair in writing, before the vote, of their position on the amendments.

Abbreviations used for Parliamentary Committees

AFET

Committee on Foreign Affairs

DEVE

Committee on Development

INTA

Committee on International Trade

BUDG

Committee on Budgets

CONT

Committee on Budgetary Control

ECON

Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

EMPL

Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

ENVI

Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

ITRE

Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

IMCO

Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

TRAN

Committee on Transport and Tourism

REGI

Committee on Regional Development

AGRI

Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

PECH

Committee on Fisheries

CULT

Committee on Culture and Education

JURI

Committee on Legal Affairs

LIBE

Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

AFCO

Committee on Constitutional Affairs

FEMM

Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

PETI

Committee on Petitions

Abbreviations used for Political Groups

PPE-DE

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats

PSE

Socialist Group in the European Parliament

ALDE

Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Verts/ALE

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

GUE/NGL

Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left

IND/DEM

Independence and Democracy Group

UEN

Union for Europe of the Nations Group

NI

Non-attached Members

EN