22.4.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

CE 97/1


MINUTES

(2004/C 97 E/01)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Pat COX

President

1.   Resumption of session

The sitting opened at 17.05.

2.   Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Claude Turmes had informed the Presidency that he had been present at the sitting of 29 January 2004, but that his name was not on the attendance register.

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

3.   Membership of Parliament

The Portuguese competent authorities had given notice of the appointment of Sérgio Ribeiro to replace Joaquim Miranda, as Member of Parliament, with effect from 3 February 2004.

The President drew attention to the provisions of Rule 7(5).

The Cypriot competent authorities had given notice of the appointment of Georgios Tasou as observer to replace Christodoulos Taramountas, with effect from 1 February 2004.

4.   Documents received

The following documents had been received:

1)

from the Council and Commission:

Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing measures for the recovery of the sole stocks in the Western Channel and the Bay of Biscay (COM(2003) 819 — C5-0047/2004 — 2003/0327(CNS))

referred to

responsible

PECH

 

opinion

ENVI

legal basis

Article 37 EC

Proposal for a Council Decision providing macro-financial assistance to Albania and repealing Decision 1999/282/EC (COM(2003) 834 — C5-0048/2004 — 2003/0330(CNS))

referred to

responsible

ITRE

 

opinion

AFET, BUDG

legal basis

Article 308 EC

Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council Regulations (EEC) No 3906/89, (EC) No 555/2000, (EC), No 2500/2001(EC), (EC) No 1268/1999 and (EC) No 1267/1999 in order to allow the Stabilisation and Association Process Countries to participate in tenders organised under the pre-accession Community assistance programmes (COM(2003) 793 — C5-0049/2004 — 2003/0306(CNS))

referred to

responsible

ITRE

 

opinion

AFET, BUDG

legal basis

Article 181A(2) EC

Proposal for a Council Decision conferring jurisdiction on the Court of Justice in disputes relating to the Community patent (COM(2003) 827 — C5-0050/2004 — 2003/0326(CNS))

referred to

responsible

JURI

 

opinion

ITRE

legal basis

Article 229A EC

Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the Community Patent Court and concerning appeals before the Court of First Instance (COM(2003) 828 — C5-0051/2004 — 2003/0324(CNS))

referred to

responsible

JURI

 

opinion

BUDG, ITRE

legal basis

Articles 225A and 245 EC

Proposal for a Council Regulation on actions in the field of beekeeping (COM(2004) 30 — C5-0052/2004 — 2004/0003(CNS))

referred to

responsible

AGRI

 

opinion

BUDG

legal basis

Articles 36 and 37 EC

Proposal for a Council Regulation on the conversion rates between the euro and the currencies of the Member States adopting the euro (Codified version) (COM(2004) 32 — C5-0053/2004 — 2004/0009(CNS))

referred to

responsible

JURI

 

opinion

ECON

legal basis

Article 123(4) EC

Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2003/49/EC on a common system of taxation applicable to interest and royalty payments made between associated companies of different Member States (COM(2003) 841 — C5-0054/2004 — 2003/0331(CNS))

referred to

responsible

ECON

 

opinion

JURI

legal basis

Article 94 EC

Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of common rules for certain types of carriage of goods by road (Codified version) (COM(2004) 47 — C5-0055/2004 — 2004/0017(TR))

referred to

responsible

JURI

 

opinion

RETT

legal basis

Article 71(1) EC

Council of the European Union: Initiative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with a view to adopting a Council Decision on tackling vehicle crime with cross-border implications (5450/2004 — C5-0056/2004 — 2004/0803(CNS))

referred to

responsible

LIBE

 

opinion

RETT

legal basis

Articles 30(1) and 34(2) EU

Council of the European Union: Initiative of Ireland with a view to adopting a Council Act amending Europol's staff regulations (5435/2004 — C5-0057/2004 — 2004/0804(CNS))

referred to

responsible

LIBE

 

opinion

BUDG

legal basis

Article 30(3) Europol Convention

Council of the European Union: Initiative of Ireland with a view to adopting a Council Decision adjusting the basic salaries and allowances applicable to Europol Staff (5436/2004 — C5-0058/2004 — 2004/0805(CNS))

referred to

responsible

LIBE

 

opinion

BUDG

legal basis

Article 39 EU

Council of the European Union: Initiative of Ireland with a view to adopting a Council Decision adjusting the basic salaries and allowances applicable to Europol staff (5438/2004 — C5-0059/2004 — 2004/0806(CNS))

referred to

responsible

LIBE

 

opinion

BUDG

legal basis

Article 39 EU

Proposal for a Council Regulation on the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (recast) (COM(2003) 808 — C5-0060/2004 — 2003/0311(CNS))

referred to

responsible

LIBE

 

opinion

ENVI

legal basis

Article 308 EC

Proposal for a a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1177/2002 concerning a temporary defensive mechanism to shipbuilding (COM(2004) 26 — C5-0061/2004 — 2004/0008(CNS))

referred to

responsible

ECON

 

opinion

ITRE

legal basis

Articles 87(3), 89 and 133 EC

Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down guidelines for trans-European energy networks and repealing Decisions 96/391/EC and No 1229/2003/EC (COM(2003) 742 — C5-0064/2004 — 2003/0297(COD))

referred to

responsible

ITRE

 

opinion

BUDG, ECON, JURI, ENVI

legal basis

Article 156 EC

Draft Council decision on the conclusion by the European Community of the Protocol on the accession of the European Community to the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) (5747/2004 — C5-0065/2004 — 2003/0214(AVC))

referred to

responsible

RETT

 

opinion

JURI, ITRE

legal basis

Articles 80(2) and 300(2), subparagraph 1, and 3, subparagraph 2 EC

Opinion of the Commission pursuant to Article 251(2), third subparagraph, point (c) of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's Common Position regarding the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on setting standards of quality and safety for the donation, procurement, testing, processing, storage, and distribution of human tissues and cells (COM(2004) 80 — C5-0066/2004 — 2002/0128(COD))

referred to

responsible

ENVI

 

opinion

BUDG, JURI

legal basis

Article 152(4) EC

2)

from committees:

2.1)

reports:

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 2791/1999 laying down certain control measures applicable in the area covered by the Convention on future multilateral cooperation in the north-east Atlantic fisheries (COM(2003) 349 — C5-0284/2003 — 2003/0125(CNS)) — Committee on Fisheries. Rapporteur: Mr Stevenson (A5-0011/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision concerning the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (COM(2003) 602 — C5-0499/2003 — 2003/0231(CNS)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy. Rapporteur: Mrs Jackson (A5-0012/2004).

Report on the work of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in 2003 (2003/2007(INI)) — Committee on Development and Cooperation. Rapporteur: Mrs Flesch (A5-0013/2004).

Report on the outermost regions and the fishing industry (2003/2112(INI)) — Committee on Fisheries. Rapporteur: Mrs Sudre (A5-0014/2004).

Report on the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the reform of state-owned enterprises in developing countries with focus on public utilities: the need to assess all the options (COM(2003) 326 — 2003/2158(INI)) and the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on European Community cooperation with third countries: The Commission's approach to future support for the development of the business sector (COM(2003) 267 — 2003/2158(INI)

Committee on Development and Cooperation. Rapporteur: Mr Modrow (A5-0015/2004).

***I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on intermodal loading units (COM(2003) 155 — C5-0167/2003 — 2003/0056(COD)) — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Mr Stockmann (A5-0016/2004).

***I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation on persistent organic pollutants and amending Directives 79/117/EEC and 96/59/EC (COM(2003) 333 — C5-0273/2003 — 2003/0119(COD)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy. Rapporteur: Mrs Frahm (A5-0017/2004).

Report on agriculture and agricultural research in the framework of CAP reform (2003/2052(INI)) — Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Mr Graefe zu Baringdorf (A5-0018/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 850/98 as regards the protection of deep-water coral reefs from the effects of trawling in an area north west of Scotland (COM(2003) 519 — C5-0446/2003 — 2003/0201(CNS)) — Committee on Fisheries. Rapporteur: Mrs Attwooll (A5-0019/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation laying down measures concerning incidental catches of cetaceans in fisheries and amending Regulation (EC) No 88/98 (COM(2003) 451 — C5-0358/2003 — 2003/0163(CNS)) — Committee on Fisheries. Rapporteur: Mr Kindermann (A5-0020/2004).

***I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002 establishing a European Maritime Safety Agency (COM(2003) 440 — C5-0393/2003 — 2003/0159(COD)) — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Mr Mastorakis (A5-0021/2004).

Report on trends in agricultural incomes in the European Union (2002/2258(INI)) — Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Mr Garot (A5-0022/2004).

Report on the Commission communication on improving scientific and technical advice for Community fisheries management (C(2003) 625 — C5-0241/2003 — 2003/2099(INI)) — Committee on Fisheries. Rapporteur: Mr Lage (A5-0023/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation establishing measures for the recovery of the Northern hake stock (COM(2003) 374 — C5-0314/2003 — 2003/0137(CNS)) — Committee on Fisheries. Rapporteur: Mr Souchet (A5-0024/2004).

***I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the approval of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles (COM(2003) 418 — C5-0320/2003 — 2003/0153(COD)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr Gargani (A5-0025/2004).

Report on the organisation of working time (Amendment of Directive 93/104/EC) (2003/2165(INI)) — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Rapporteur: Mr Cercas (A5-0026/2004).

***I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision modifying Decision No 163/2001/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 January 2001 on the implementation of a training programme for professionals in the European audiovisual programme industry (MEDIA-Training) (2001-2005) (COM(2003) 188 — C5-0176/2003 — 2003/0064(COD)) — Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport. Rapporteur: Mr Vattimo (A5-0027/2004).

***I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision modifying Council Decision 2000/821/EC of 20 December 2000 on the implementation of a programme to encourage the development, distribution and promotion of European audiovisual works (MEDIA Plus — Development, Distribtuion and Promotion) (COM(2003) 191 — C5-0177/2003 — 2003/0067(COD)) — Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport. Rapporteur: Mr Veltroni (A5-0028/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1673/2000 on the common organisation of the markets in flax and hemp grown for fibre (COM(2003) 701 — C5-0596/2003 — 2003/0275(CNS)) — Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Mr Daul (A5-0029/2004).

***I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the use of vehicles hired without drivers for the carriage of goods by road (codified version) (COM(2003) 559 — C5-0448/2003 — 2003/0221(COD)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr Gargani (A5-0030/2004) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure).

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the common organisation of the market in pig meat (codified version) (COM(2003) 297 — C5-0308/2003 — 2003/0104(CNS)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr Gargani (A5-0031/2004) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure).

***I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the regulation of the operation of aeroplanes covered by Part II, Chapter 3, Volume 1 of Annex 16 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation, second edition (1988) (codified version) (COM(2003) 524 — C5-0425/2003 — 2003/0207(COD)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr Gargani (A5-0032/2004) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure).

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision establishing a Committee on monetary, financial and balance of payments statistics (codified version) (COM(2003) 298 — C5-0259/2003 — 2003/0103(CNS)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr Gargani (A5-0033/2004) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure).

Report on progress in implementing Council Directive 96/61/EC concerning integrated pollution prevention and control (COM(2003) 354 — C5-0410/2003 — 2003/2125(INI)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy. Rapporteur: Mrs Flemming (A5-0034/2004).

Report on Afghanistan: challenges and prospects for the future (2003/2121(INI)) — Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Commmon Security and Defence Policy. Rapporteur: Mr Brie (A5-0035/2004).

*** Recommendation on the proposal for a Council decision authorising the Member States which are Contracting Parties to the Paris Convention of 29 July 1960 on Third Party Liability in the Field of Nuclear Energy to ratify, in the interest of the European Community, the Protocol amending that Convention, or to accede to it (14305/2003 — C5-0611/2003 — 2003/0150(AVC)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr MacCormick (A5-0036/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision establishing a Social Protection Committee (COM(2003) 305 — C5-0317/2003 — 2003/0133(CNS)) — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Rapporteur: Mr Pronk (A5-0037/2004).

***I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation establishing a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (COM(2003) 441 — C5-0400/2003 — 2003/0174(COD)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy. Rapporteur: Mr Bowis (A5-0038/2004).

Report on Role and methods of rating agencies (2003/2081(INI)) — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Mr Katiforis (A5-0040/2004).

Report on the prospects for approximating civil procedural law in the European Union (COM(2002) 746 — C5-0201/2003 — 2003/2087(INI)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr Gargani (A5-0041/2004).

*** Recommendation on the proposal for a Council decision authorizing the Member States to sign, ratify or accede to, in the interest of the European Community, the Protocol of 2003 to the International Convention on the Establishment of an International Fund for Compensation for Oil Pollution Damage, 1992, and authorising Austria and Luxembourg, in the interest of the European Community, to accede to the underlying instruments (14389/2003 — C5-0002/2004 — 2003/0209(AVC)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr Gil-Robles Gil-Delgado (A5-0042/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion by the European Community of the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and its Protocol on matters specific to aircraft equipment, adopted jointly in Cape Town on 16 November 2001 (SEC(2002)1308 — C5-0086/2003 — 2002/0312(CNS)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr Wuermeling (A5-0043/2004).

Report on the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on public finances in EMU — 2003 (COM(2003) 283 — C5-0377/2003 — 2003/2151(INI)) — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Mr Bigliardo (A5-0044/2004).

Report on the situation of the European economy, report on the broad guidelines for economic policies (2003/2135(INI)) — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Mrs Randzio-Plath (A5-0045/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision amending Articles 51 and 54 of the Statute of the Court of Justice in order to transfer further direct actions from the Court of Justice to the Court of First Instance (6283/2003 — C5-0057/2003 — 2003/0805(CNS)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr Gil-Robles Gil-Delgado (A5-0046/2004).

***I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycycli aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air (COM(2003) 423 — C5-0331/2003 — 2003/0164(COD)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy. Rapporteur: Mr Kronberger (A5-0047/2004).

Report on the Commission report ‘Better Lawmaking 2002’ pursuant to Article 9 of the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality ((10th Report) (COM(2002) 715 — C5-0007/2003 — 2003/2009(INI)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mrs Wallis (A5-0048/2004).

* Report on the draft Council decision amending the Protocol on the Statute of the Court of Justice (12464/2003 — C5-0450/2003 — 2003/0820(CNS)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr Rothley (A5-0049/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol to the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution, concerning cooperation to prevent pollution by ships and, in cases of emergency, to combat pollution of the Mediterranean (COM(2003) 588 — C5-0497/2003 — 2003/0228(CNS)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy. Rapporteur: Mrs Jackson (A5-0050/2004).

Report on the request submitted by Marco Pannella for defence of parliamentary immunity in relation to legal proceedings pending before the Rome criminal court (IMM032183 — 2003/2183(IMM)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market. Rapporteur: Mr Zimeray (A5-0051/2004).

Report with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on EU policy towards the South Caucasus (2003/2225(INI)) — Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy. Rapporteur: Mr Gahrton (A5-0052/2004).

Report with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on EU-Russia relations (2003/2230(INI)) — Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy. Rapporteur: Mr Belder (A5-0053/2004).

*** Recommendation on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an Agreement on the participation of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic in the European Economic Area and four related agreements (11902/2003 — C5-0626/2003 — 2003/0160(AVC)) — Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy. Rapporteur: Mr Berenguer Fuster (A5-0054/2004) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure).

2.2)

recommendations for second reading:

***II Recommendation for second reading on the Council common position for adopting a European Parliament and Council regulation on quarterly financial accounts for general government (15172/1/2003 — C5-0020/2004 — 2003/0095(COD)) — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Mrs Lulling (A5-0039/2004).

3)

from Members:

3.1)

oral questions (Rule 42):

Jan Marinus Wiersma, on behalf of the PSE Group, Jillian Evans, Nelly Maes, Patricia McKenna, Elisabeth Schroedter, Caroline Lucas, Jean Lambert, Marie Anne Isler Béguin, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Johan Van Hecke, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Pernille Frahm, Luisa Morgantini, Pedro Marset Campos, Salvador Jové Peres, Emmanouil Bakopoulos, Erik Meijer, Lucio Manisco, Hans Modrow, Luigi Vinci, Gérard Caudron, María Luisa Bergaz Conesa, Freddy Blak, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, and Ulla Margrethe Sandbæk, to the Council, on Nuclear Disarmament: Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in 2005 — EU preparation of third NPT Prepcom (New York, 26 April-7 May 2004) (B5-0008/2004);

Philip Bushill-Matthews and Bartho Pronk, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, to the Commission, on demographic trends in the EU (B5-0009/2004);

Roy Perry, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, to the Commission, on the implementation of Directive 73/239/EEC by the UK between 1978 and 2001 (B5-0010/2004);

Paolo Costa, on behalf of the RETT Committee, to the Council, on the failure to consult Parliament in connection with the TEN Quick Start projects (B5-0011/2004);

Philippe A.R. Herzog, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, to the Commission, on the European Commission's strategy on Services of General Interest (SGI) (B5-0012/2004);

Jan Marinus Wiersma, on behalf of the PSE Group, Jillian Evans, Nelly Maes, Patricia McKenna, Elisabeth Schroedter, Caroline Lucas, Jean Lambert, Marie Anne Isler Béguin, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Johan Van Hecke, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Pernille Frahm, Luisa Morgantini, Pedro Marset Campos, Salvador Jové Peres, Emmanouil Bakopoulos, Erik Meijer, Lucio Manisco, Hans Modrow, Luigi Vinci, Gérard Caudron, María Luisa Bergaz Conesa, Freddy Blak, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, and Ulla Margrethe Sandbæk, to the Commission, on Nuclear Disarmament: Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in 2005 — EU preparation of third NPT Prepcom (New York, 26 April-7 May 2004) (B5-0013/2004);

Michel Rocard, on behalf of the CULT Committee, on the Olympic Truce (B5-0063/2004).

3.2)

oral questions for Question Time (Rule 43) (B5-0007/2004):

Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra José Ignacio, Collins Gerard, Moraes Claude, Newton Dunn Bill, Alavanos Alexandros, Ferrández Lezaun Juan Manuel, Vallvé Joan, Kinnock Glenys, Hatzidakis Konstantinos, Patakis Ioannis, Papayannakis Mihail, Staes Bart, Paasilinna Reino, Cederschiöld Charlotte, Hedkvist Petersen Ewa, Harbour Malcolm, Van Lancker Anne E.M., Gahler Michael, Posselt Bernd, Frassoni Monica, Howitt Richard, Dupuis Olivier, Izquierdo Rojo María, Crowley Brian, Fitzsimons James (Jim), Hyland Liam, Ó Neachtain Seán, Davies Chris, Ortuondo Larrea Josu, Sacrédeus Lennart, Schmidt Olle, Vachetta Roseline, McKenna Patricia, Seppänen Esko Olavi, Poos Jacques F., Sandbæk Ulla Margrethe, Andrews Niall, Jackson Caroline F., Perry Roy, Xarchakos Stavros, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou Rodi, Flemming Marialiese, Aaltonen Uma, Evans Robert J.E., McCartin John Joseph, Bowis John, Martínez Martínez Miguel Angel, De Rossa Proinsias, Souladakis Ioannis, Miguélez Ramos Rosa, Martin Hans-Peter- Izquierdo Rojo María, Banotti Mary Elizabeth, Sacrédeus Lennart, Collins Gerard, Andrews Niall, Crowley Brian, Fitzsimons James (Jim), Hyland Liam, Ó Neachtain Seán, Alavanos Alexandros, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou Rodi, Ortuondo Larrea Josu, Posselt Bernd, Martínez Martínez Miguel Angel, Marset Campos Pedro, Figueiredo Ilda, Korakas Efstratios, Vachetta Roseline, McKenna Patricia, Kastler Martin, Jensen Anne Elisabet, Newton Dunn Bill, Evans Robert J.E., Frassoni Monica, Manisco Lucio, Howitt Richard, Casaca Paulo, De Rossa Proinsias, Harbour Malcolm, Zorba Myrsini, Souladakis Ioannis, Miguélez Ramos Rosa, Martin Hans-Peter, Karin Riis-Jørgensen

3.3)

motions for resolution (Rule 48):

Adriana Poli Bortone on the reform of the common organisation of the market in tobacco (B5-0051/2004).

referred to

responsible

AGRI

Franz Turchi on creating an EU register for physiotherapists (B5-0052/2004).

referred to

responsible

JURI

 

opinion

ENVI

Franz Turchi on establishing a savings fund (B5-0058/2004).

referred to

responsible

ECON

Antonio Mussa on the protection of children from major curable diseases (B5-0059/2004).

referred to

responsible

ENVI

Cristiana Muscardini on sailors' working hours (B5-0060/2004).

referred to

responsible

EMPL

 

opinion

RETT

Cristiana Muscardini on travel concessions for disabled people in Europe (B5-0061/2004).

referred to

responsible

EMPL

 

opinion

RETT

3.4)

written declarations for entry in the Register (Rule 51):

Claude Moraes, Stephen Hughes, Imelda Mary Read, Marie-Hélène Gillig and Alejandro Cercas, on the outsourcing (offshoring) of European jobs to Asia, Africa and South America (No 5/2004);

Piia-Noora Kauppi, Sarah Ludford, Johannes (Hannes) Swoboda and Nelly Maes, on the full and equal participation of Roma in the ‘expanding Europe’ (No 6/2004);

Ward Beysen, on postponing the enlargement of the European Union (No 7/2004);

Philip Claeys, Koenraad Dillen, Bruno Gollnisch and Mario Borghezio, on organising a European multidisciplinary conference on demography, the ageing of the population and of the European identity (No 8/2004);

Marie Anne Isler Béguin and Jean Lambert, on the Community status of ecological refugee (No 9/2004).

5.   Texts of agreements forwarded by the Council

The Council had forwarded certified true copies of the following documents:

Protocol drawn up on the basis of Article 43(1) of the Convention on the establishment of a European police office (Europol Convention) amending that Convention;

Agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the Swiss Federation, of the other part;

Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Estonia laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical regulations and of rules on information society services;

Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Malta laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical regulations and of rules on information society services;

Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters concerning the provisional application of the trade and trade-related provisions of the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Arab Republic of Egypt, of the other part;

Agreement on scientific and technological cooperation between the European Community and the Federative Republic of Brazil;

Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco concerning reciprocal liberalisation measures and the replacement of the agricultural Protocols to the EC-Morocco Association Agreement.

6.   Written declarations (Rule 51)

In accordance with Rule 51(5), written declarations Nos 21/2003, 22/2003, 23/2003, 24/2003 and 25/2003 lapsed as they had not obtained the required number of signatures.

7.   Petitions

The following petitions, which had been entered in the register on the dates shown below, had been forwarded to the committee responsible, pursuant to Rule 174(5):

13 January 2004

by Mrs Viktoria Stavropoulou (No 17/2004);

by Mr Miguel Angel Gómez Carramiñana (Plataforma Ciudadana Soria ¡Ya!) (No 18/2004);

by Mr Antonio Tortosa López (No 19/2004);

by Mr Alberto J. Revuelta Lucerga (Red de Apoyo al Derecho de Asilo) (No 20/2004);

by Mr José Antón Sempere (No 21/2004);

by Mr Alexis Sierra (ADRIEN, Citoyens d'Europe) (No 22/2004);

by Mrs Hagenet Ilse (No 23/2004);

by Mr Jacky Chane-Alune (No 24/2004);

by Mrs Sandrine Bonneau (No 25/2004);

by Mrs Louise Preto (No 26/2004);

by Mrs Yasmin Aprile von Hohenstaufen (Ucle Cee) (No 27/2004);

by Mr Roberto Marcoccio (No 28/2004);

by Mrs Sira Bencini (No 29/2004);

by Mr Mario Giannetta (Associazione Civitas) (No 30/2004);

by Mr Nelson Rodrigues Almeida Mendonça (No 31/2004);

19 January 2004

by Mr Jürgen Haertel (Ostseeimmobilien) (No 32/2004);

by Mr Dirk Gieseke (and 5 signatories) (No 33/2004);

by Mr Christian Brüggemann (No 34/2004);

by Mrs Stefania Bernini (and 7 signatories) (No 35/2004);

by Mrs Patricia Smyth (No 36/2004);

by Mr Lucien Peters (No 37/2004);

by Family Solidarity (and 445 signatories) (No 38/2004);

by Mr Josep Gené Casals (No 39/2004);

by Mr F. Javier Andreu Almarcha (No 40/2004);

by Mr Amador Muñoz Garrido (Plataforma Vecinal de El Bercial) (No 41/2004);

by Mrs Isabelle Sahagun (No 42/2004);

by Les Enfants du SESSD APF (No 43/2004);

by Mr Pierre Julien Yves Le Moine (No 44/2004);

by Mr Francisco Da Conceição Norte (Comissão de Moradores do Bom Sucesso e Protecção da Lagoa de Obidos) (No 45/2004);

by Mr G. Guyot (CIIP, Maison des Associations) (No 46/2004);

by Mr Vitorino Allen Brandão (No 47/2004);

by Mr Volker Bergfeld (No 48/2004);

29 January 2004

by Mr Emanouil Liapis (No 49/2004);

by Mr Vasilios Dimitriadis (No 50/2004);

by Mr Georgios Gkoutsidis (No 51/2004);

by Mr Dimitris Karlobassitis (No 52/2004);

by Mr Ioannis Hatzistaurou (No 53/2004);

by Mr Christos Rinis (No 54/2004);

by Mr Michail Isaakidis (No 55/2004);

by Mr Eleftherios Folidis (No 56/2004);

by Mr Michalis Angelopoulos (No 57/2004);

by Mrs Ana García Duro (No 58/2004);

by Mr Abel de Miguel Sáenz (No 59/2004);

by Mr Rafael Vengut Aranda (No 60/2004);

by Mrs Ana Isabel Criado Lancho (No 61/2004);

by Mr Álvaro Llamas Fernández (No 62/2004);

by Mrs Maria Antonia Busto Artiz (No 63/2004);

by Mrs Elena de León Criado (Comité Reivindicativo y Cultural de Lesbianas (CRECUL)) (No 64/2004);

by Mr Jaume Bosch Bosch (No 65/2004);

by Mr Jorge Richer Vasquez (No 66/2004);

by Mr Louis Trémolières (ARDOCC) (No 67/2004);

by Mr Bounama Sylla (Le Monde des Idées et des Actions) (No 68/2004);

by Mrs Monique Marie Lucienne Saby (No 69/2004);

by Mr Pierre Manceaux (No 70/2004);

by Mrs Hélène Cottaz-Palancon (No 71/2004);

by Mr Michel Dakar (No 72/2004);

by Mr Giuseppe Raduano (Associazione PU.RI. onlus) (No 73/2004);

by Mr Fabrizio Boldrini (Centro Studi e Formazione Villa Montesca) (No 74/2004);

by Mr Claudio Oliviero (No 75/2004);

by Mr Michele Azara (No 76/2004);

by Mr Alfredo Giotti (No 77/2004);

by Mr Miguel Martins (No 78/2004);

by Mr Heinrich Mai (No 79/2004);

by Mr Heinrich Brechtmann (No 80/2004);

by Mr Peter Schmitz (No 81/2004);

by Mr Marcel Aladenise (No 82/2004);

by Mr Bernd Golder (No 83/2004);

by Mrs Renate Appelt (No 84/2004);

by Mr Alexander Rabitsch (No 85/2004);

by Mr Giorgio Bortini (No 86/2004);

by Mr Egon Bürger (No 87/2004);

by Mr Herbert Kiegeland (No 88/2004);

by Mrs Marie Luise Bertram (No 89/2004);

by Mrs Brigitte Diesterhöft (Bürgerinitiative Mobilfunk/Elektrosmog Duisburg) (No 90/2004);

by Mrs Alexandra Dennhardt (Kanzlei Dennhardt, Debo & Kollegen) (No 91/2004);

by Mr Jochen Bredlau (No 92/2004);

by Mrs Silvia Bromann Werner (No 93/2004);

by Mr Martin Reuschenbach (No 94/2004);

by Mr Dittmar Dittrich (No 95/2004);

by Mr Aron Araya (Eritrean Community in Belgium) (and 22 000 signatories) (No 96/2004);

by Mr Norman Alan Phillips (No 97/2004);

by Mrs Barbara Dick (No 98/2004);

by Mr Jason O'Flynn (No 99/2004);

by Mr Rod Whitby (No 100/2004);

by Mr Rory Fitzgerald (No 101/2004);

by Mr Terry Kemp (No 102/2004);

by Mrs Doretta Cocks (No 103/2004);

by Mrs Arendje Smits-van Poelje (No 104/2004);

by Mr Pascal Ter Laak (No 105/2004);

by Mr Zeehondenfonds — De Groene Horizon (and 3 000 signatories) (No 106/2004);

by Mr Klaus Schuckall (No 107/2004);

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by Mr Friedrich Maichle (No 108/2004);

by Mr Edgard Krebs (No 109/2004);

by Mr Norbert Wiggershaus (Senioren-Union der CDU Breisgau Hochschwarzwald) (No 110/2004);

by Mr Andreas Kainzmaier-Böck (No 111/2004);

by Mrs Isabell Schulte-Wissermann (Re Schulte-Wissermann & Schulte-Wissermann) (No 112/2004);

by Mrs Irene Klappstein-Rassifi (No 113/2004);

by Mr Reinhard Fischer (No 114/2004);

by Mr Knuth Paulick (No 115/2004);

by Mr Jacky Corvers (No 116/2004);

by Mrs Karin Bannasch (No 117/2004);

by Mr Erich Ollnow (No 118/2004);

by Mr Christoph Wagner (No 119/2004);

by Mr Keith White (No 120/2004);

by Mr Stephen Curry (No 121/2004);

by Mr Jimmy Leon (No 122/2004);

by Mr Stephen Lambert (No 123/2004);

by Mr E.J. Schade van Westrum (No 124/2004);

by Mr Svante Thunberg (Energy Return Sweden AB) (No 125/2004);

by Mr Christos Pinis (No 126/2004);

by Mr Ignacio Garcia Rodriguez (Izquierda Unida los Verdes Convocatoria por Andalucía) (No 127/2004);

by Mr Lucien Orsane (No 128/2004);

by Mr Antonio Schettino (No 129/2004);

by Mr Mariano Marino (No 130/2004);

by Mr Vincenzo Alongi (No 131/2004);

by Mr Raffaele Di Bartolomeo (No 132/2004);

by Mr Pio Ermacora (No 133/2004);

by Mr Fabio Cavalca (No 134/2004);

by Mr Mauro Friscioni (No 135/2004).

8.   Referral back to committee

In connection with the Commission proposal on VAT on postal services (Olle Schmidt report A5-0467/2003), which had been rejected by Parliament and referred back to committee under Rule 68(3) (Minutes of 16.12.2003, Item 25), the ECON Committee had now asked for referral back under Rule 144(1) to enable a second Olle Schmidt report to be adopted on the matter.

Parliament approved the request.

9.   Order of business

The next item was the order of business.

The final draft agenda for the February I and February II 2004 sittings (PE 340.723/PDOJ) had been distributed and a number of changes had been proposed (Rule 111):

Sittings of 9.2.2004 to 12.2.2004

Monday

no changes

Tuesday

Alejandro Cercas had asked for his report A5-0026/2004 (Item 6 of the PDOJ), which was due to be voted on Tuesday, to be put to the vote on Wednesday to give the political groups time to seek an agreement.

Bartho Pronk, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on this request.

Parliament approved the request.

Wednesday

The Verts/ALE Group had requested to wind up the debate on the oral questions on nuclear disarmament (Item 81 of the PDOJ) by the tabling of motions for resolution which could be put to the vote at the next part-session.

Monica Frassoni, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, who moved the request.

The following spoke: Martin Schulz, on behalf of the PSE Group, and Ilkka Suominen, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group.

Parliament approved the request by EV (118 for, 78 against, 8 abstentions).

The tabling deadlines were established as follows:

motions for resolution: Thursday 12 February at 10.00.

amendments and joint motions for resolution: Thursday 19 February at 12.00.

Vote: Thursday 26 February

Thursday

no changes

Sittings of 25.2.2004 and 26.2.2004

no changes

*

* *

The order of business was thus established.

10.   One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

Pursuant to Rule 121a, the following Members who wished to draw the attention of Parliament to matters of political importance spoke for one minute:

Philip Charles Bradbourn, Proinsias De Rossa, Charles Tannock, Giorgio Napolitano, Mariotto Segni, Hans-Peter Martin, Ilda Figueiredo, Hans-Peter Martin, Ian Stewart Hudghton, Pernille Frahm, Patricia McKenna, Ioannis Patakis, Maria Johanna (Marieke) Sanders-ten Holte, Bruno Gollnisch, Efstratios Korakas, Robert J.E. Evans, Richard Corbett, Sarah Ludford, Gerard Collins and Koenraad Dillen.

11.   Credit rating agencies (debate)

Report on the role and methods of credit rating agencies [2003/2081(INI)] — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Giorgos Katiforis (A5-0040/2004).

Giorgos Katiforis introduced the report.

Anna Diamantopoulou (Member of the Commission) spoke.

IN THE CHAIR: Alonso José PUERTA

Vice-President

The following spoke: Alexander Radwan, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Pervenche Berès, on behalf of the PSE Group, Theresa Villiers, Harald Ettl, Othmar Karas, Manuel António dos Santos and Anna Diamantopoulou.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 10.2.2004, Item 9.1

12.   Organisation of working time (debate)

Report on the organisation of working time (revision of Directive 93/104/EEC) [2003/2165(INI)] — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Rapporteur: Alejandro Cercas (A5-0026/2004).

Alejandro Cercas introduced the report.

Anna Diamantopoulou (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Philip Bushill-Matthews, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Stephen Hughes, on behalf of the PSE Group, Elizabeth Lynne, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Ilda Figueiredo, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Theodorus J.J. Bouwman, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Jeffrey William Titford, on behalf of the EDD Group, and Bartho Pronk.

IN THE CHAIR: James L.C. PROVAN

Vice-President

The following spoke: Barbara Weiler, Herman Schmid, Jean Lambert, Bent Hindrup Andersen, Manuel Pérez Álvarez, Claude Moraes, Ioannis Patakis, Marie-Thérèse Hermange, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Astrid Lulling, Jan Andersson and Anna Diamantopoulou.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 11.2.2004, Item 5.6

13.   ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in 2003 (debate)

Report on the work of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in 2003 [2003/2007(INI)] — Committee on Development and Cooperation. Rapporteur: Colette Flesch (A5-0013/2004).

Colette Flesch introduced the report.

Anna Diamantopoulou (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Eija-Riitta Anneli Korhola, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Glenys Kinnock, on behalf of the PSE Group, and Nelly Maes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group.

IN THE CHAIR: David W. MARTIN

Vice-President

The following spoke: Dominique F.C. Souchet, Non-attached Member, and Maj Britt Theorin.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 10.2.2004, Item 7.22

14.   Private and state undertakings in developing countries (debate)

Report on the communications from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on:

the reform of state-owned enterprises in developing countries with focus on public utilities: the need to assess all the options [COM(2003) 326 — 2003/2158(INI)]

European Community cooperation with third countries: The Commission's approach to future support for the development of the business sector [COM(2003) 267 — 2003/2158(INI)] — Committee on Development and Cooperation. Rapporteur: Hans Modrow (A5-0015/2004).

Hans Modrow introduced the report.

Anna Diamantopoulou (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Seán Ó Neachtain (draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Nirj Deva, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Linda McAvan, on behalf of the PSE Group, Yasmine Boudjenah, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Nelly Maes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Bastiaan Belder, on behalf of the EDD Group, Philip Claeys, Non-attached Member, Per-Arne Arvidsson, Olga Zrihen, Benedetto Della Vedova and Eija-Riitta Anneli Korhola.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 10.2.2004, Item 9.2

15.   Agenda for next sitting

The President referred Members to the document ‘Agenda’ PE 340.723/OJMA.

16.   Closure of sitting

The sitting closed at 20.50.

Julian Priestley

Secretary-General

Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca

Vice-President


ATTENDANCE REGISTER

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