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Volume 51
20 November 2008


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IV   Notices

 

NOTICES FROM EUROPEAN UNION INSTITUTIONS AND BODIES

 

European Parliament

 

2007-2008 SESSION

 

Sittings of 28 and 29 November 2007

 

Wednesday 28 November 2007

2008/C 297E/01

MINUTES

1

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Resumption of session

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Membership of Parliament

Verification of credentials

Membership of committees and delegations

Texts of agreements forwarded by the Council

Action taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

Proclamation of consensus on humanitarian aid (motions for resolutions tabled)

Situation in Georgia (motions for resolutions tabled)

Documents received

Written declarations (tabling)

Order of business

Welcome

Approval by the European Parliament of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (debate)

Common principles on flexicurity (debate)

Future of Europe (debate)

Economic partnership agreements (debate)

Amendment of Directive 2004/49/EC on safety on the Community's railways ***I — Interoperability of the Community rail system (recast) ***I — Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 establishing a European Railway Agency ***I (debate)

Coordination of certain of the Member States' provisions on television broadcasting ***II (debate)

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons ***I (debate)

A renewed EU tourism policy: towards a stronger partnership for European tourism (debate)

Macro-financial assistance for Lebanon * (debate)

Trade and Climate Change (debate)

Referendum in Venezuela (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of the sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

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Thursday 29 November 2007

2008/C 297E/02

MINUTES

18

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Documents received

Presentation of the Court of Auditors' annual report — 2006 (debate)

Appointment of seven Members of the Court of Auditors (debate)

Law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I) (debate)

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Voting time

Electro-medical equipment used in veterinary medicine ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

Units of measurement ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

Amendment of Directive 2003/54/EC as regards Estonia ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

Agreement between the EC and Egypt on scientific and technological cooperation * (Rule 131) (vote)

Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 (Financial Regulation) * (Rule 131) (vote)

Macro-financial assistance for Lebanon * (Rule 131) (vote)

European supervision order in pre-trial procedures * (Rule 131) (vote)

Combating racism and xenophobia * (Rule 131) (vote)

Treatment of questions referred for a preliminary ruling concerning the area of freedom, security and justice * (Rule 131) (vote)

Immunity and privileges of Renato Brunetta (Rule 131) (vote)

Coordination of certain of the Member States' provisions on television broadcasting ***II (vote)

Community code relating to medicinal products for human use (implementing powers conferred on the Commission) ***I (vote)

Amendment of Directive 2004/49/EC on safety on the Community's railways ***I (vote)

Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 establishing a European Railway Agency ***I (vote)

Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons ***I (vote)

Law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I) ***I (vote)

Genetically modified food and feed (implementing powers conferred on the Commission) ***I (vote)

Regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding ***I (vote)

Residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed (implementing powers conferred on the Commission) ***I (vote)

Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (David Bostock) (vote)

Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Michel Cretin) (vote)

Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Maarten B. Engwirda) (vote)

Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Henri Grethen) (vote)

Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Harald Noack) (vote)

Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Ioannis Sarmas) (vote)

Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Hubert Weber) (vote)

Proclamation of consensus on humanitarian aid (vote)

Situation in Georgia (vote)

Approval by the European Parliament of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (vote)

Common principles on flexicurity (vote)

A renewed EU tourism policy: towards a stronger partnership for European tourism (vote)

Trade and Climate Change (vote)

Advancing African agriculture — Proposal for agricultural development and food security in Africa (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Transfers of appropriations

Decisions concerning certain documents

Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting

Dates for next sittings

Adjournment of the session

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

37

ANNEX I

39

ANNEX II

56

TEXTS ADOPTED

105

P6_TA(2007)0545
Electro-medical equipment used in veterinary medicine ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Directive 84/539/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electro-medical equipment used in veterinary medicine (COM(2007)0465 — C6-0255/2007 — 2007/0168(COD))

105

P6_TA(2007)0546
Units of measurement ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 80/181/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement (COM(2007)0510 — C6-0277/2007 — 2007/0187(COD))

105

P6_TA(2007)0547
Amending Directive 2003/54/EC as regards Estonia ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/54/EC as regards the application of certain provisions to Estonia (COM(2007)0411 — C6-0230/2007 — 2007/0141(COD))

106

P6_TA(2007)0548
Agreement between the EC and Egypt on scientific and technological cooperation *
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Arab Republic of Egypt (COM(2007)0352 — C6-0247/2007 — 2007/0124(CNS))

107

P6_TA(2007)0549
Draft Council regulation amending Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 (Financial Regulation) *
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the draft Council regulation amending Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (14320/2007 — C6-0411/2007 — 2007/0820(CNS))

107

P6_TA(2007)0550
Macro-financial assistance for Lebanon *
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a Council decision providing Community macro-financial assistance to Lebanon (COM(2007)0476 — C6-0290/2007 — 2007/0172(CNS))

108

P6_TA(2007)0551
European supervision order in pre-trial procedures *
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a Council framework decision on the European supervision order in pre-trial procedures between Member States of the European Union (COM(2006)0468 — C6-0328/2006 — 2006/0158(CNS))

116

P6_TA(2007)0552
Combating racism and xenophobia *
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a Council Framework Decision on combating certain forms and expressions of racism and xenophobia by means of criminal law (11522/2007 — C6-0246/2007 — 2001/0270(CNS))

125

P6_TA(2007)0553
Treatment of questions referred for a preliminary ruling concerning the area of freedom, security and justice *
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the draft Council decision amending the Protocol on the Statute of the Court of Justice with regard to the treatment of questions referred for a preliminary ruling concerning the area of freedom, security and justice (11824/2007 — C6-0292/2007 — 2007/0812(CNS))

130

P6_TA(2007)0554
Immunity and privileges of Renato Brunetta
European Parliament decision of 29 November 2007 on the request for defence of the immunity and privileges of Renato Brunetta (2007/2172(IMM))

130

P6_TA(2007)0555
Coordination of certain of the Member States' provisions on television broadcasting ***II
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the Council common position for adopting a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 89/552/EEC on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the pursuit of television broadcasting activities (10076/6/2007 — C6-0352/2007 — 2005/0260(COD))

131

P6_TA(2007)0556
Community code relating to medicinal products for human use (implementing powers conferred on the Commission) ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/83/EC on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission (COM(2006)0919 — C6-0030/2007 — 2006/0295(COD))

132

P6_TC1-COD(2006)0295
Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 November 2007 with a view to the adoption of Directive 2008/.../EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/83/EC on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission

133

P6_TA(2007)0557
Safety on the Community's railways ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2004/49/EC on safety on the Community's railways (COM(2006)0784 — C6-0493/2006 — 2006/0272(COD))

133

P6_TC1-COD(2006)0272
Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 November 2007 with a view to the adoption of directive 2008/.../EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2004/49/EC on safety on the Community's railways

133

P6_TA(2007)0558
Amendment to Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 establishing a European Railway Agency ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 establishing a European Railway Agency (COM(2006)0785 — C6-0473/2006 — 2006/0274(COD))

140

P6_TC1-COD(2006)0274
Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 November 2007 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 881/2004 establishing a European Railway Agency

140

P6_TA(2007)0559
Control of the acquisition and possession of weapons ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons (COM(2006)0093 — C6-0081/2006 — 2006/0031(COD))

148

P6_TC1-COD(2006)0031
Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 November 2007 with a view to the adoption of Directive 2008/.../EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 91/477/EEC on control of the acquisition and possession of weapons

149

P6_TA(2007)0560
Law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I) ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I) (COM(2005)0650 — C6-0441/2005 — 2005/0261(COD))

149

P6_TC1-COD(2005)0261
Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 November 2007 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I)

149

P6_TA(2007)0561
Genetically modified food and feed (implementing powers conferred on the Commission) ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission (COM(2006)0912 — C6-0027/2007 — 2006/0307(COD))

150

P6_TC1-COD(2006)0307
Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 November 2007 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 on genetically modified food and feed, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission

150

P6_TA(2007)0562
Regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding (COM(2007)0364 — C6-0202/2007 — 2007/0130(COD))

151

P6_TC1-COD(2007)0130
Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 November 2007 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 2004/2003 on the regulations governing political parties at European level and the rules regarding their funding

151

P6_TA(2007)0563
Residue levels of pesticide in or on food and feed (implementing powers conferred on the Commission) ***I
European Parliament legislative resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission (COM(2006)0908 — C6-0025/2007 — 2006/0294(COD))

152

P6_TC1-COD(2006)0294
Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 November 2007 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin, as regards the implementing powers conferred on the Commission

152

P6_TA(2007)0564
Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (David Bostock)
European Parliament decision of 29 November 2007 on the nomination of David Bostock as a Member of the Court of Auditors (C6-0304/2007 — 2007/0813(CNS))

152

P6_TA(2007)0565
Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Michel Cretin)
European Parliament decision of 29 November 2007 on the nomination of Michel Cretin as a Member of the Court of Auditors (C6-0305/2007 — 2007/0814(CNS))

153

P6_TA(2007)0566
Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Maarten B. Engwirda)
European Parliament decision of 29 November 2007 on the nomination of Maarten B. Engwirda as a Member of the Court of Auditors (C6-0306/2007 — 2007/0815(CNS))

154

P6_TA(2007)0567
Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Henri Grethen)
European Parliament decision of 29 November 2007 on the nomination of Henri Grethen as a Member of the Court of Auditors (C6-0307/2007 — 2007/0816(CNS))

154

P6_TA(2007)0568
Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Harald Noack)
European Parliament decision of 29 November 2007 on the nomination of Harald Noack as a Member of the Court of Auditors (C6-0308/2007 — 2007/0817(CNS))

155

P6_TA(2007)0569
Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Ioannis Sarmas)
European Parliament decision of 29 November 2007 on the nomination of Ioannis Sarmas as a Member of the Court of Auditors (C6-0309/2007 — 2007/0818(CNS))

155

P6_TA(2007)0570
Appointment of a Member of the Court of Auditors (Hubert Weber)
European Parliament decision of 29 November 2007 on the nomination of Hubert Weber as a Member of the Court of Auditors (C6-0310/2007 — 2007/0819(CNS))

156

P6_TA(2007)0571
European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid
European Parliament resolution of 29 November 2007 on the proclamation of a European Consensus on Humanitarian Aid

157

P6_TA(2007)0572
Georgia
European Parliament resolution of 29 November 2007 on the situation in Georgia

157

P6_TA(2007)0573
Approval by the European Parliament of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
European Parliament decision of 29 November 2007 on the approval by the European Parliament of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2007/2218(ACI))

161

ANNEX
CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

162

P6_TA(2007)0574
Flexicurity
European Parliament resolution of 29 November 2007 on Common Principles of Flexicurity (2007/2209(INI))

174

P6_TA(2007)0575
A renewed EU Tourism Policy
European Parliament resolution of 29 November 2007 on a renewed EU Tourism Policy: Towards a stronger partnership for European Tourism (2006/2129(INI))

184

P6_TA(2007)0576
Trade and climate change
European Parliament resolution of 29 November 2007 on trade and climate change (2007/2003(INI))

193

P6_TA(2007)0577
Advancing African agriculture
European Parliament resolution of 29 November 2007 on Advancing African Agriculture — Proposal for agricultural development and food security in Africa (2007/2231(INI))

201


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

UEN

Union for Europe of the Nations Group

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

NI

Non-attached Members

EN