Official Journal
of the European Communities
ISSN 0378-6986

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Volume 45
25 July 2002
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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
2001-2002 SESSION
Sitting of 17 December 2001
Monday 10 December 2001
(2002/C 177 E/001)MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING 1
1. Resumption of session 1
2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 1
3. Membership of Parliament 2
4. Communication of common positions of the Council 2
5. Documents received 2
6. Authorisation to draw up own-initiative reports 9
7. Transfer of appropriations 10
8. Petitions 13
9. Order of business 16
10. European Food Authority ***II (debate) 19
11. Authorisation of electronic communications networks and services ***II - Radio spectrum policy ***II - Electronic communications networks and services ***II - Access to electronic communications networks and associated facilities ***II - Universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services ***II (debate) 19
12. Report on financial assistance for innovative and job creating SMEs (debate) 20
13. Circulation of compound feedingstuffs ***III (debate) 21
14. Agenda for next sitting 21
15. Closure of sitting 21
ATTENDANCE REGISTER 22
Tuesday 11 December 2001
(2002/C 177 E/002)MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING 23
1. Opening of sitting 23
2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 23
3. Documents received 23
4. Topical and urgent debate (motions for resolutions tabled) 23
5. Programme Leonardo da Vinci (1995-1999): cancellation of delegation of power of decision 26
6. Vote on request for urgent procedure 26
7. Presentation of Commission work programme for 2002 and the communication on the future of the European Union and strengthening the Community method (debate) 26
8. WTO meeting in Qatar (statements followed by debate) 27
VOTING TIME
9. Delimitation of powers (approval without debate) (Rule 53) 27
10. ECSC in liquidation and Assets of the Coal and Steel Research Fund * (Rule 69) (final vote) 28
11. SAB 5/2001 (Section I) (procedure without debate) (vote) 28
12. Production potential of fruit plantations ***II (procedure without report) (vote) 28
13. Participation of the Republic of Cyprus in Community programmes *** (procedure without report) (vote) 29
14. Participation of the Republic of Malta in Community programmes *** (procedure without report) (vote) 29
15. Participation of the Republic of Turkey in Community programmes *** (procedure without report) (vote) 29
16. COM in wine * (procedure without report) (vote) 30
17. Conversion of land in Portugal * (procedure without report) (vote) 30
18. Labour force sample survey ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 30
19. COM in milk and milk products as regards cheese * (procedure without debate) (vote) 30
20. COM in seeds sector * (procedure without debate) (vote) 31
21. EEC/Cape Verde fisheries agreement * (procedure without debate) (vote) 31
22. EEC/Guinea Bissau fisheries agreement * (procedure without debate) (vote) 32
23. Cultural capital of Europe 2005 (procedure without debate) (vote) 32
24. Strengthening the right of petition (procedure without debate) (vote) 32
25. Ombudsman special report (complaint 713/98/IJH) (vote) 33
26. Circulation of compound feedingstuffs ***III (vote) 33
27. European Food Authority ***II (vote) 33
28. Report on financial assistance for innovative and job creating SMEs (vote) 34
END OF VOTING TIME
29. Membership of Parliament 34
30. Draft general budget 2002 (modified by the Council)/Amending letter 2/2002 - Financial Programming 2002-2006 - Mobilisation of flexibility instrument - Community financial assistance in the field of trans-European networks (1999) (debate) 35
31. Determination of Member States' payments to VAT-based own resource ***II (debate) 36
32. Green Paper on the criminal protection of the Community's financial interests: a European prosecutor (Commission communication) 36
33. Question Time (questions to the Commission) 36
34. WTO meeting in Qatar (continuation of debate) 37
35. Public health (2001-2006) ***II (debate) 38
36. Undesirable substances in animal feed ***II (debate) 38
37. Emissions from two and three-wheel motor vehicles ***II (debate) 38
38. Agenda for next sitting 39
39. Closure of sitting 39
ATTENDANCE REGISTER 40
RESULT OF ROLL-CALL VOTES 41
Gemelli report A5-0429/2001 - Resolution 41
Bushill-Matthews report A5-0422/2001 - Resolution 42
TEXTS ADOPTED
1. ECSC in liquidation and Assets of the Coal and Steel Research Fund *
A5-0303/2001
1. Amended proposal for a Council decision on establishing the measures necessary for the implementation of the Protocol, annexed to the Treaty of Nice, on the financial consequences of the expiry of the ECSC Treaty and on the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (COM(2001) 121 - C5-0165/2001 - 2001/0061(CNS)) 44
European Parliament legislative resolution on the amended proposal for a Council decision on establishing the measures necessary for the implementation of the Protocol, annexed to the Treaty of Nice, on the financial consequences of the expiry of the ECSC Treaty and on the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (COM(2001) 121 - C5-0165/2001 - 2001/0061(CNS)) 44
ANNEX
Joint declaration of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission concerning post-ECSC arrangements 45
2. Amended proposal for a Council decision on laying down multiannual financial guidelines for managing the assets of the ECSC in liquidation and, on completion of the liquidation, the Assets of the Coal and Steel Research Fund (COM(2001) 121 - C5-0166/2001 - 2000/0363(CNS)) 46
European Parliament legislative resolution on the amended proposal for a Council decision laying down multiannual financial guidelines for managing the assets of the ECSC in liquidation and, on completion of the liquidation, the Assets of the Coal and Steel Research Fund (COM(2001) 121 - C5-0166/2001 - 2000/0363(CNS)) 46
ANNEX
Joint declaration of the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission concerning post-ECSC arrangements 47
2. SAB 5/2001 (Section I) (procedure without debate)
A5-0446/2001
European Parliament resolution on the Draft supplementary and amending budget No 5/2001 of the European Union for the financial year 2001, Section I - European Parliament (SEC(2001) 1956 - 14896/2001 - C5-0660/2001 - 2001/2264(BUD)) 48
3. Production potential of fruit plantations ***II
C5-0547/2001
Common position of the Council with a view to the adoption of a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistical surveys in order to determine the production potential of plantations of certain species of fruit trees (12008/1/2001 - C5-0547/2001 - 2000/0291(COD)) 49
4. Participation of the Republic of Cyprus in Community programmes *** (procedure without report)
C5-0584/2001
Proposal for a Council decision concerning the conclusion of a Framework Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Cyprus on the general principles for the participation of the Republic of Cyprus in Community programmes (13207/2001 - COM(2001) 481 - C5-0584/2001 - 2001/0193(AVC)) 49
5. Participation of the Republic of Malta in Community programmes *** (procedure without report)
C5-0585/2001
Proposal for a Council decision concerning the conclusion of a Framework Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Malta on the general principles for the participation of the Republic of Malta in Community programmes (13251/2001 - COM(2001) 481 - C5-0585/2001 - 2001/0194(AVC)) 49
6. Participation of the Republic of Turkey in Community programmes *** (procedure without report)
C5-0586/2001
Proposal for a Council decision concerning the conclusion of a Framework Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Turkey on the general principles for the participation of the Republic of Turkey in Community programmes (13248/2001 - COM(2001) 481 - C5-0586/2001 - 2001/0195(AVC)) 50
7. COM in wine * (procedure without report)
C5-0311/2001
Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine (COM(2001) 332 - C5-0311/2001 - 2001/0132(CNS)) 50
8. Conversion of land in Portugal * (procedure without report)
C5-0512/2001
Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1017/94 concerning the conversion of land currently under arable crops to extensive livestock farming in Portugal (COM(2001) 559 - C5-0512/2001 - 2001/0233(CNS)) 50
9. Labour force sample survey in the Community ***I (procedure without debate)
A5-0413/2001
Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on amending Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community (COM(2001) 319 - C5-0275/2001 - 2001/0127(COD)) 50
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community (COM(2001) 319 - C5-0275/2001 - 2001/0127(COD)) 51
10. COM in milk and milk products as regards cheese * (procedure without debate)
A5-0403/2001
Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 2204/90 laying down additional general rules on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products as regards cheese (COM(2001) 410 - C5-0363/2001 - 2001/0159(CNS)) 51
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 2204/90 laying down additional general rules on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products as regards cheese (COM(2001) 410 - C5-0363/2001 - 2001/0159(CNS)) 52
11. COM in seeds * (procedure without debate)
A5-0442/2001
Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 2358/71 on the common organisation of the market in seeds and fixing the aid granted in the seeds sector for the 2002/2003 and 2003/2004 marketing years (COM(2001) 244 - C5-0206/2001 - 2001/0099(CNS)) 52
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 2358/71 on the common organisation of the market in seeds and fixing the aid granted in the seeds sector for the 2002/2003 and 2003/2004 marketing years (COM(2001) 244 - C5-0206/2001 - 2001/0099(CNS)) 55
12. EEC/Cape Verde fisheries agreement * (procedure without debate)
A5-0402/2001
Proposal for a Council regulation on the conclusion of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Cape Verde on fishing off the coast of Cape Verde for the period from 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2004 (COM(2001) 470 - C5-0479/2001 - 2001/0203(CNS)) 55
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the conclusion of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Cape Verde on fishing off the coast of Cape Verde for the period from 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2004 (COM(2001) 470 - C5-0479/2001 - 2001/0203(CNS)) 57
13. EEC/Guinea Bissau fisheries agreement * (procedure without debate)
A5-0425/2001
Proposal for a Council regulation concerning the conclusion of the Protocol establishing the fishing opportunities and the financial compensation provided for in the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Government of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau on fishing off the coast of Guinea-Bissau for the period 16 June 2001 to 15 June 2006 (COM(2001) 530 - C5-0566/2001 - 2001/0240(CNS)) 57
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation concerning the conclusion of the Protocol establishing the fishing possibilities and the financial compensation provided for in the Agreement between the European Community and the Government of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau on fishing off the coast of Guinea-Bissau for the period 16 June 2001 to 15 June 2006 (COM(2001) 530 - C5-0566/2001 - 2001/0240(CNS)) 58
14. Cultural capital of Europe (procedure without debate)
A5-0428/2001
European Parliament resolution on the European Capital of Culture 2005 (2001/2221(INI)) 59
15. Right of petition (procedure without debate)
A5-0429/2001
European Parliament resolution on European citizens' right of petition (2001/2137(INI)) 60
16. Ombudsman special report (Bavarian Lager Company) (procedure without debate)
A5-0423/2001
European Parliament resolution on the Special Report to the European Parliament following the draft recommendation to the European Commission in complaint 713/98/IJH (made in accordance with Article 3(7) of the Statute of the European Ombudsman) (C5-0463/2001 - 2001/2194(COS)) 61
17. Circulation of compound feedingstuffs ***III
A5-0421/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Council Directive 79/373/EEC on the circulation of compound feedingstuffs and repealing Commission Directive 91/357/EEC (PE-CONS 3653/2001 - C5-0491/2001 - 2000/0015(COD)) 64
18. European Food Authority ***II
A5-0416/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position for adopting a European Parliament and Council regulation laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety (10880/1/2001 - C5-0414/2001 - 2000/0286(COD)) 65
19. Report on financial assistance for innovative and job creating SMEs (2000)
A5-0422/2001
European Parliament resolution on the Commission report to the European Parliament and the Council: Growth and Employment Initiative - Measures on financial assistance for innovative and job-creating Small- and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (COM(2001) 399 - C5-0459/2001 - 2001/2183(COS)) 72
Wednesday 12 December 2001
(2002/C 177 E/003)MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING 76
1. Opening of sitting 76
2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 76
3. Written declarations (Rule 51) 76
4. 2001 annual debate on the area of freedom, security and justice - Security measures for European Council meetings and other similar events - Justice and home affairs (external relations) - EU judicial cooperation with the United States combating terrorism (debate) 76
VOTING TIME
5. Setting-up of a delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (vote) 78
6. EC/Croatia Agreements *** (procedure without debate) (vote) 78
7. Uniform format for visas * (procedure without debate) (vote) 79
8. EC Accession to Codex Alimentarius Commission * (procedure without debate) (vote) 80
9. COM in the banana sector * (procedure without debate) (vote) 80
10. EAEC/KEDO agreement (procedure without debate) (vote) 80
11. Precautionary principle and multiannual arrangements for setting TACs (procedure without debate) (vote) 81
12. Electronic communications networks and services (framework directive) ***II (vote) 81
13. Access to electronic communication networks and associated facilities (access directive) ***II (vote) 82
14. Authorisation of electronic communications networks and services (authorisation directive) ***II (vote) 82
15. Universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services (universal service directive) ***II (vote) 83
16. Radio spectrum policy ***II (vote) 83
17. Public health (2001-2006) ***II (vote) 84
18. Undesirable substances in animal feed ***II (vote) 85
19. Emissions from two and three-wheel motor vehicles ***II (vote) 85
20. Determination of Member States' payments to VAT-based own resource ***II (vote) 85
21. Community financial assistance in the field of trans-European networks (1999) (vote) 85
22. Security measures for European Council meetings and other similar events (vote) 86
23. Justice and home affairs (external relations) (vote) 86
END OF VOTING TIME
24. Situation in the Middle East - Crisis in the Middle East and the role of the European Union (statements followed by debate) 87
25. Access to documents as implemented by Council and Commission (statements followed by debate) 88
26. Question Time (questions to the Council) 88
27. Conflict prevention (debate) 89
28. EU relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran (debate) 89
29. Request for urgent procedure 90
30. Pollution prevention and shipboard living and working conditions (port state control) ***III - Rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations and maritime administrations ***III - Hulls of oil tankers ***II (debate) 90
31. Cross-border provision of occupational pensions (debate) 91
32. Financial collateral arrangements ***I (debate) 91
33. Agenda for next sitting 91
34. Closure of sitting 91
ATTENDANCE REGISTER 92
RESULT OF ROLL-CALL VOTES 93
Paasilinna recommendation A5-0435/2001 - Amendment 38 93
Paasilinna recommendation A5-0435/2001 - Amendment 39 94
Paasilinna recommendation A5-0435/2001 - Amendment 40 95
Harbour recommendation A5-0438/2001 - Amendment 26 97
Trakatellis recommendation A5-0420/2001 - Amendment 37 98
Trakatellis recommendation A5-0420/2001 - Amendment 42 99
Trakatellis recommendation A5-0420/2001 - Amendment 44 101
Trakatellis recommendation A5-0420/2001 - Amendment 49 102
Trakatellis recommendation A5-0420/2001 - Amendment 52 103
Trakatellis recommendation A5-0420/2001 - Amendment 56, 1st part 105
Trakatellis recommendation A5-0420/2001 - Amendment 60 106
Turchi report A5-0439/2001 - Amendment 1 108
Watson report A5-0396/2001 - Amendment 10 109
Watson report A5-0396/2001 - Amendment 25 110
Watson report A5-0396/2001 - Amendment 28 112
Watson report A5-0396/2001 - Amendment 29 113
Watson report A5-0396/2001 - Amendment 19 115
Watson report A5-0396/2001 - Amendment 4 116
Watson report A5-0396/2001 - Amendment 22 117
Watson report A5-0396/2001 - Paragraph 5, point 5 119
Watson report A5-0396/2001 - Recommendation 120
TEXTS ADOPTED
1. Setting-up of a delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
B5-0752/2001
European Parliament decision setting up and establishing the membership of a delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly 122
2. Agreements with the Republic of Croatia *** (procedure without debate)
A5-0401/2001
1. European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council and Commission decision on the conclusion of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Croatia, of the other part (11172/2001 - COM(2001) 371 - C5-0565/2001 - 2001/0149(AVC)) 122
2. European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion and the provisional application of an Interim Agreement between the European Community, of the one part, and the Republic of Croatia, of the other part (11941/2001 - COM(2001) 429 - C5-0564/2001 - 2001/0160(AVC)) 123
3. Uniform format for visas * (procedure without debate)
A5-0445/2001
1. Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1683/95 laying down a uniform format for visas (COM(2001) 577 - C5-0511/2001 - 2001/0232(CNS)) 123
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1683/95 laying down a uniform format for visas (COM(2001) 577 - C5-0511/2001 - 2001/0232(CNS)) 126
2. Proposal for a Council regulation on a uniform format for forms for affixing the visa issued by Member States to persons holding travel documents which are not recognised by the Member State drawing up the form (COM(2001) 157 - C5-0216/2001 - 2001/0081(CNS)) 127
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on a uniform format for forms for affixing the visa issued by Member States to persons holding travel documents which are not recognised by the Member State drawing up the form (COM(2001) 157 - C5-0216/2001 - 2001/0081(CNS)) 128
3. Proposal for a Council regulation laying down a uniform format for residence permits for third-country nationals (COM(2001) 157 - C5-0217/2001 - 2001/0082(CNS)) 129
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation laying down a uniform format for residence permits for third-country nationals (COM(2001) 157 - C5-0217/2001 - 2001/0082(CNS)) 130
4. EC accession to Codex Alimentarius Commission * (procedure without debate)
A5-0383/2001
Proposal for a Council decision on the accession of the European Community to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (COM(2001) 287 - C5-0310/2001 - 2001/0120(CNS)) 131
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the accession of the European Community to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (COM(2001) 287 - C5-0310/2001 - 2001/0120(CNS)) 131
5. COM in the banana sector * (procedure without debate)
A5-0443/2001
Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 404/93 on the common organisation of the market in bananas (COM(2001) 477 - C5-0436/2001 - 2001/0187(CNS)) 132
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 404/93 on the common organisation of the market in bananas (COM(2001) 477 - C5-0436/2001 - 2001/0187(CNS)) 135
6. EAEC/KEDO agreement (procedure without debate)
A5-0448/2001
European Parliament resolution on the Commission communication on the proposal for a Council decision approving the conclusion by the Commission of an agreement between the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organisation (KEDO) (SEC(2001) 1349 - C5-0596/2001 - 2001/2252(COS)) 136
7. Precautionary principle and multiannual arrangements for setting TACs (procedure without debate)
A5-0407/2001
European Parliament resolution on the communication from the Commission on application of the precautionary principle and multiannual arrangements for setting TACs (COM(2000) 803 - C5-0106/2001 - 2001/2055(COS)) 139
8. Electronic communications networks and services (framework directive) ***II
A5-0435/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position for adopting a European Parliament and Council directive on a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services (framework directive) (10420/1/2001 - C5-0415/2001 - 2000/0184(COD)) 142
9. Access to electronic communications networks and associated facilities (access directive) ***II
A5-0434/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position for adopting a European Parliament and Council directive on access to, and interconnection of, electronic communications networks and associated facilities (access directive) (10418/1/2001 - C5-0416/2001 - 2000/0186(COD)) 152
10. Authorisation of electronic communications networks and services (authorisation directive) ***II
A5-0433/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position with a view to the adoption of a European Parliament and Council directive on the authorisation of electronic communications networks and services (Authorisation Directive) (10419/1/2001 - C5-0417/2001 - 2000/0188(COD)) 155
11. Universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services ***II
A5-0438/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position with a view to the adoption of a European Parliament and Council directive on universal service and users' rights relating to electronic communications networks and services (universal service directive) (10421/1/2001 - C5-0418/2001 - 2000/0183(COD)) 157
12. Radio spectrum policy ***II
A5-0432/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position with a view to the adoption of a European Parliament and Council decision on a regulatory framework for radio spectrum policy in the European Community (Radio spectrum decision) (12170/1/2001 - C5-0490/2001 - 2000/0187(COD)) 164
13. Public health (Community action programme) ***II
A5-0420/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council decision adopting a programme of Community action in the field of public health (2001-2006) (10222/3/2001 - C5-0390/2001 - 2000/0119(COD)) 166
14. Undesirable substances in animal feed ***II
A5-0408/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position for adopting a European Parliament and Council directive on undesirable substances in animal feed (10593/1/2001 - C5-0413/2001 - 1999/0259(COD)) 179
15. Emissions from two and three-wheel motor vehicles ***II
A5-0406/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position with a view to the adoption of a European Parliament and Council directive on the reduction of the level of pollutant emissions from two and three-wheel motor vehicles and amending Directive 97/24/EC (7598/1/2001 - C5-0386/2001 - 2000/0136(COD)) 181
16. Determination of Member States' payments to VAT-based own resource ***II
A5-0431/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Common Position adopted by the Council with a view to the adoption of a European Parliament and Council regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2223/96 as concerns the use of ESA 95 in the determination of Member States' payments to the VAT-based own resource (8793/1/2001 - C5-0385/2001 - 2000/0241(COD)) 190
17. Community financial assistance in the field of trans-European Networks (1999)
A5-0439/2001
European Parliament resolution on the report from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Trans-European Networks 1999 annual report pursuant to Article 16 of Regulation (EC) No 2236/95 laying down general rules for the granting of Community financial assistance in the field of Trans-European-Networks (COM(2000) 591 - C5-0255/2001 - 2001/2120(COS)) 191
18. Security measures for European Council meetings and other similar international events
A5-0396/2001
European Parliament recommendation to the Council on an area of Freedom, Security and Justice: security at meetings of the European Council and other comparable events (2001/2167(INI)) 194
19. Justice and home affairs (external relations)
A5-0414/2001
European Parliament resolution on the Council report on European Union priorities and policy objectives for external relations in the field of justice and home affairs (7653/2000 - C5-0102/2001 - 2001/2051(COS)) 198
Thursday 13 December 2001
(2002/C 177 E/004)MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING 201
1. Opening of sitting 201
2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 201
3. Agenda (sitting of 17 December) 201
4. Vote on request for urgent procedure 201
5. Documents received 201
6. Transfers of appropriations 204
VOTING TIME
7. Draft general budget 2002, modified by the Council (vote) 207
8. Mobilisation of the flexibility instrument (vote) 208
9. Draft general budget 2002 (modified by the Council)/Amending Letter 2/2002 (vote) 209
10. Financial Programming 2002-2006 (vote) 210
11. EC-UNRWA Convention (additional funding 1999-2001) (procedure without report) (vote) 210
12. Cross-border payments in euro ***II (vote) 210
13. Measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating international terrorism * (procedure without report) (vote) 210
14. Crisis in the Middle East and the role of the European Union (vote) 211
15. Pollution prevention and shipboard living and working conditions (port state control) ***III (vote) 211
16. Rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations and maritime administrations ***III (vote) 212
17. Hulls of oil tankers ***II (vote) 212
18. Financial collateral arrangements ***I (vote) 212
19. Presentation of Commission work programme for 2002 and the communication on the future of the European Union and strengthening the Community method (vote) 212
20. EU judicial cooperation with the United States in combating terrorism (vote) 213
21. WTO meeting in Qatar (vote) 213
22. Conflict prevention (vote) 214
23. EU relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran (vote) 214
24. Cross-border provision of occupational pensions (vote) 215
END OF VOTING TIME
25. Rights of homosexuals in EU institutions (debate) 216
26. Flags of convenience in fisheries (debate) 217
27. EC/Islamic Republic of Mauritania fisheries agreement * (debate) 217
28. Production and marketing of honey (debate) 217
TOPICAL AND URGENT DEBATE
29. Zimbabwe (debate) 218
30. Cluster bombs (debate) 218
31. Human rights (debate) 218
32. Nepal (debate) 219
33. Congo (debate) 219
END OF TOPICAL AND URGENT DEBATE
34. New European Labour Markets, Open to All, with Access for All (debate) 220
35. Regional and lesser-used European languages (debate) 220
VOTING TIME
TOPICAL AND URGENT DEBATE (Simple majority)
36. Zimbabwe (vote) 221
37. Cluster bombs (vote) 221
38. Human rights: Women in Afghanistan (vote) 221
39. Human rights: Indonesia (vote) 222
40. Human rights: Immigration in Ireland (vote) 222
41. Human rights: Togo (vote) 222
42. Human rights: Winners of the Sakharov Prize (vote) 223
43. Nepal (vote) 223
44. Congo (vote) 223
END OF VOTE ON TOPICAL AND URGENT DEBATE
45. EC/Islamic Republic of Mauritania fisheries agreement * (vote) 224
46. Flags of convenience in fisheries (vote) 224
47. Production and marketing of honey (vote) 224
48. New European Labour Markets, Open to All, with Access for All (vote) 224
49. Regional and lesser-used European languages (vote) 225
END OF VOTING TIME
50. Communication of common positions of the Council 226
51. Referral to committees - Cooperation between committees - Authorisation to draw up own-initiative reports - Changes to titles of reports already authorised by the Conference of Presidents 226
52. Written declarations (Rule 51) 228
53. Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting 228
54. Dates for next sittings 228
55. Adjournment of session 228
ATTENDANCE REPORT 229
RESULT OF ROLL-CALL VOTES 230
Draft general budget 2002 - Block 1 230
Draft general budget 2002 - Amendment 352 231
Draft general budget 2002 - Amendment 310, 2nd part 232
Draft general budget 2002 - Amendment 90, 2nd part 234
Costa Neves/Buitenweg report A5-0400/2001 - Paragraph 5 235
Costa Neves/Buitenweg report A5-0400/2001 - Paragraph 6, 1st part 236
Costa Neves/Buitenweg report A5-0400/2001 - Paragraph 6, 2nd part 237
Costa Neves/Buitenweg report A5-0400/2001 - Paragraph 10 238
Costa Neves/Buitenweg report A5-0400/2001 - Paragraph 14 240
Costa Neves/Buitenweg report A5-0400/2001 - Amendment 5 241
Costa Neves/Buitenweg report A5-0400/2001 - Paragraph 21 242
Costa Neves/Buitenweg report A5-0400/2001 - Paragraph 25 244
Costa Neves/Buitenweg report A5-0400/2001 - Resolution 245
B5-0747/2001 - Crisis in the Middle-East and the role of the European Union - Amendement 6 246
Pérez Royo report A5-0417/2001 - Amendment 5 248
Pérez Royo report A5-0417/2001 - Amendment 15 249
Pérez Royo report A5-0417/2001 - Amendment 16 250
Pérez Royo report A5-0417/2001 - Amendment 17 252
Pérez Royo report A5-0417/2001 - Amendment 21 253
Pérez Royo report A5-0417/2001 - Amendment 9 254
Pérez Royo report A5-0417/2001 - Resolution 255
Joint resolution - B5-0777/2001 - Immigration in Ireland - Paragraph 5 257
Joint resolution - B5-0777/2001 - Immigration in Ireland - Paragraph 6 257
Gallagher report A5-0426/2001 - Resolution 258
Lulling report A5-0381/2001 - Resolution 258
Nobila report A5-0375/2001 - Resolution 259
TEXTS ADOPTED
1. Mobilisation of the flexibility instrument
A5-0447/2001
European Parliament resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision on the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument (COM(2001) 625 - C5-0557/2001 - 2001/2227(ACI)) 260
ANNEX
EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL DECISION OF 21 NOVEMBER 2001 ON THE MOBILISATION OF THE FLEXIBILITY INSTRUMENT 261
2. Budget 2002 (modified by the Council)/Amending letter 2/2002
A5-0400/2001
European Parliament resolution on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2002 as modified by the Council (all sections) (14341/2001 - C5-0600/2001 -2000/2324(BUD)) and Letter of amendment No 2/2001 to the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2002 (14340/2001 - C5-0615/2001) 262
ANNEX 1
Conditions for the release of the reserves 267
ANNEX 2
JOINT DECLARATION ON THE RECOVERY OF EXPORT REFUNDS FOR BEEF AND VEAL 270
JOINT DECLARATION BY THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE COMMISSION 270
JOINT DECLARATION BY THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE COMMISSION 270
DECLARATION BY THE SPANISH DELEGATION 273
3. Financial Programming 2002-2006
A5-0427/2001
European Parliament resolution on the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: financial programming 2002-2006: financial perspective headings 3 and 4 (SEC(2001) 1013 - C5-0410/2001 - 2001/2162(COS)) 273
4. EC-UNRWA Convention (additional funding 1999-2001) * (procedure without report)
C5-0663/2001
Proposal for a Council decision on an exchange of letters between the European Community and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) concerning additional funding in 2001 under the current EC-UNRWA Convention for the years 1999-2001 (COM(2001) 741 - C5-0663/2001 - 2001/0288(CNS)) 275
5. Cross-border payments in euro ***II (procedure without debate)
A5-0453/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cross-border payments in euro (14562/2001 - C5-0639/2001 - 2001/0174(COD)) 275
6. Measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating international terrorism * (procedure without report)
C5-0665/2001
Draft Council regulation on specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating international terrorism (4765/3/22001 - C5-0665/2001 - 2001/0228(CNS)) 276
7. Crisis in the Middle East and the role of the European Union
B5-0747/2001
European Parliament recommendation on the crisis in the Middle East and the role of the European Union in the region 277
8. Pollution prevention and shipboard living and working conditions (port state control) ***III
A5-0440/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Council Directive 95/21/EC concerning the enforcement, in respect of shipping using Community ports and sailing in the waters under the jurisdiction of the Member States, of international standards for ship safety, pollution prevention and shipboard living and working conditions (port state control) (PE-CONS 3657/2001 - C5-0525/2001 - 2000/0065(COD)) 279
9. Rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations and maritime administrations ***III
A5-0441/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Council Directive 94/57/EC on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations and for the relevant activities of maritime administrations (PE-CONS 3656/2001 - C5-0526/2001 - 2000/0066(COD)) 280
10. Hulls of oil tankers ***II
A5-0344/2001
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position for adopting a European Parliament and Council regulation on the accelerated phasing-in of double hull or equivalent design standards for single hull oil tankers and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 2978/94 (10221/1/2001 - C5-0389/2001 - 2000/0067(COD)) 281
11. Financial collateral arrangements ***I
A5-0417/2001
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on financial collateral arrangements (COM(2001) 168 - C5-0131/2001 - 2001/0086(COD)) 282
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on financial collateral arrangements (COM(2001) 168 - C5-0131/2001 - 2001/0086(COD)) 287
12. Presentation of Commission work programme for 2002
B5-0821/2001
European Parliament resolution on the presentation of the Commission's programme for 2002 287
13. EU judicial cooperation with the United States in combating terrorism
B5-0813/2001
European Parliament resolution on EU judicial cooperation with the United States in combating terrorism 288
14. WTO meeting in Qatar
B5-0819/2001
European Parliament resolution on the WTO meeting in Qatar 290
15. Conflict Prevention
A5-0394/2001
European Parliament resolution on the Commission communication on Conflict Prevention (COM(2001) 211 - C5-0458/2001 - 2001/2182(COS)) 291
16. EU relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran
A5-0418/2001
European Parliament resolution on the communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on EU relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran (COM(2001) 71 - C5-0338/2001 - 2001/2138(COS)) 296
17. Cross-border provision of occupational pensions *
A5-0388/2001
European Parliament resolution on the Commission communication on the elimination of tax obstacles to the cross-border provision of occupational pensions (COM(2001) 214 - C5-0533/2001 - 2001/2212(COS)) 302
18. Zimbabwe
B5-0759, 0774, 0787, 0788, 0799 and 0801/2001
European Parliament resolution on Zimbabwe 305
19. Cluster bombs
B5-0765, 0775, 0782 and 0789/2001
European Parliament resolution on cluster bombs 309
20. Human rights: Women in Afghanistan
B5-0763, 0766, 0776, 0784, 0790 and 0802/2001
European Parliament resolution on women in Afghanistan 310
21. Human rights: Indonesia
B5-0762, 0767, 0783, 0791, 0798 and 0803/2001
European Parliament resolution on Papua (Irian Jaya) and Sulawesi in Indonesia 312
22. Human rights: Immigration in Ireland
B5-0777, 0796, 0800 and 0805/2001
European Parliament resolution on the tragedy involving immigrants in Ireland 315
23. Human rights: Togo
B5-0768, 0778, 0786, 0793 and 0804/2001
European Parliament resolution on the human rights situation in Togo 316
24. Human rights: Winners of the Sakharov prize
B5-0769, 0779, 0792, 0797, 0806 and 0809/2001
European Parliament resolution on Aung San Suu Kyi and Leyla Zana, winners of the Sakharov prize 317
25. Nepal
B5-0761, 0772, 0780, 0794, 0807 and 0810/2001
European Parliament resolution on Nepal 319
26. Congo
B5-0773, 0781, 0785, 0795 and 0808/2001
European Parliament resolution on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 320
27. EC/Islamic Republic of Mauritania fisheries agreement *
A5-0426/2001
Proposal for a Council regulation on the conclusion of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for in the Agreement on cooperation in the sea fisheries sector between the European Community and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for the period 1 August 2001 to 31 July 2006 (COM(2001) 590 - C5-0555/2001 - 2001/0246(CNS)) 322
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the conclusion of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for in the Agreement on cooperation in the sea fisheries sector between the European Community and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania for the period 1 August 2001 to 31 July 2006 (COM(2001) 590 - C5-0555/2001 - 2001/0246(CNS)) 323
28. Role of flags of convenience
A5-0405/2001
European Parliament resolution on the role of flags of convenience in the fisheries sector (2000/2302(INI)) 324
29. Production and marketing of honey
A5-0381/2001
European Parliament resolution on the Commission report on the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1221/97 laying down general rules for the application of measures to improve the production and marketing of honey (COM(2001) 70 - C5-0398/2001 - 2001/2156(COS)) 327
30. New European labour markets
A5-0375/2001
European Parliament resolution on the Commission communication on New European Labour Markets, Open to All, with Access for All (COM(2001) 116 - C5-0188/2001 - 2001/2084(COS)) 330
31. Regional and lesser-used European languages
B5-0770, 0811, 0812, 0814 and 0815/2001
European Parliament resolution on regional and lesser-used European languages 334
2001-2002 SESSION
Sitting of 17 December 2001
Monday 17 December 2001
(2002/C 177 E/005)MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING 337
1. Resumption of session 337
2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 337
3. Agenda 337
4. European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between the Member States * (procedure without report) 337
5. End of Mrs Fontaine's term of office 338
6. European Council meeting of 14/15 December 2001 in Laeken - Belgian Presidency 338
7. Dates for next sittings 339
8. Closure of sitting 339
ATTENDANCE REGISTER 340
Key to symbols used
*Consultation procedure
** ICooperation procedure: first reading
** IICooperation procedure: second reading
***Assent procedure
*** ICodecision procedure: first reading
*** IICodecision procedure: second reading
*** IIICodecision 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
AFETCommittee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy
BUDGCommittee on Budgets
CONTCommittee on Budgetary Control
LIBECommittee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs
ECONCommittee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
JURICommittee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market
ITRECommittee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy
EMPLCommittee on Employment and Social Affairs
ENVICommittee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy
AGRICommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
PECHCommittee on Fisheries
RETTCommittee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism
CULTCommittee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport
DEVECommittee on Development and Cooperation
AFCOCommittee on Constitutional Affairs
FEMMCommittee on Women's Rights and Equal Opportunities
PETICommittee on Petitions
Abbreviations used for Political Groups
PPE-DEGroup of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats
PSEGroup of the Party of European Socialists
ELDRGroup of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party
Verts/ALEGroup of the Greens/European Free Alliance
GUE/NGLConfederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left
UENUnion for a Europe of Nations Group
EDDGroup for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities
NINon-attached Members
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