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15 September 2005


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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

 

2004-2005 SESSION

 

Monday 13 December 2004

2005/C 226E/1

MINUTES

1

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Resumption of session

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Documents received

Texts of agreements forwarded by the Council

Petitions

Transfers of appropriations

Approval by the Council of Parliament's positions adopted at first reading (Rule 66)

Order of business

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

Turkey's progress towards accession (debate)

Framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass) ***II (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

12

 

Tuesday 14 December 2004

2005/C 226E/2

MINUTES

13

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Documents received

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

EU-Russia Summit (motions for resolutions tabled)

Strategic political orientations (debate)

Award of the Sakharov Prize

Voting time

Request for consultation of the European Economic and Social Committee on: European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (Rule 117)

Request for consultation of the Committee of the Regions on ERDF, ESF and the Cohesion Fund (Rule 118)

Request for consultation of the Committee of the Regions on the ERDF (Rule 118)

Request for consultation of the Committee of the Regions on the Cohesion Fund (Rule 118)

Request for consultation of the Committee of the Regions on Grouping of cross-border cooperation (EGCC) (Rule 118)

Additional Protocol to the EC-Mexico Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement *** (Rule 131) (vote)

Additional Protocol to the EC-San Marino Cooperation and Customs Union Agreement * (Rule 131) (vote)

Storage of semen of bovine animals intended for intra-Community trade * (Rule 131) (vote)

Support for rural development * (Rule 131) (vote)

Support schemes for farmers/Milk and milk products * (Rule 131) (vote)

Croatia's candidate status * (Rule 131) (vote)

EC-Swiss Confederation Agreement in the field of statistics * (Rule 131) (vote)

Euro-Mediterranean partnership * (Rule 131) (vote)

Credit insurance, credit guarantees and financial credits * (Rule 131) (vote)

Stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products * (Rule 131) (vote)

EC withdrawal from the Baltic Fishing Convention * (Rule 131) (vote)

Convention on the future of the European Union (2003 discharge) *** (Rule 131) (vote)

Community guarantee to the European Investment Bank * (Rule 131) (vote)

EC-Sri Lanka Agreement on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation * (Rule 131) (vote)

Adaptation of Directive 77/388/EEC on VAT following enlargement * (Rule 131) (vote)

International Fund for Ireland * (Rule 131) (vote)

Request for the waiver of Mr Rainer Wieland's parliamentary immunity (Rule 131) (vote)

Verification of credentials (Rule 131) (vote)

Framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass) ***II (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Agenda

2005 draft general budget, modified by the Council (all sections) — Mobilisation of the flexibility instrument (debate)

Financial perspective (debate)

Question Time (Commission)

Financial perspective (continuation of debate)

Asylum procedure and protection in regions of origin (debate)

EU drugs strategy (2005-2012) (debate)

Residue levels of pesticides ***II (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

29

ANNEX I

31

ANNEX II

36

TEXTS ADOPTED

38

P6_TA(2004)0077
Additional Protocol to the EC-Mexico Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement ***
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an Additional Protocol to the Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the United Mexican States, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia, and the Slovak Republic to the European Union (COM(2004)0270 — C6-0019/2004 — 2004/0085(AVC))

38

P6_TA(2004)0078
Additional Protocol to the EC-San Marino Cooperation and Customs Union Agreement *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community and its Member States, of a Protocol to the Agreement on Cooperation and Customs Union between the European Economic Community and the Republic of San Marino, regarding the participation, as contracting parties, 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, pursuant to their accession to the European Union (COM(2004)0258 — C6-0048/2004 — 2004/0083(CNS))

39

P6_TA(2004)0079
Storage of sperm of bovine animals intended for intra-Community trade *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 87/328/EEC as regards the storage of semen of bovine animals intended for intra-Community trade (COM(2004)0563 — C6-0117/2004 — 2004/0188(CNS))

39

P6_TA(2004)0080
Support for rural development *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1257/1999 on support for rural development from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) (COM(2004)0652 — C6-0162/2004 — 2004/0234(CNS))

40

P6_TA(2004)0081
Support schemes for farmers/Milk and milk products *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1782/2003 establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers and Regulation (EC) No 1788/2003 establishing a levy in the milk and milk products sector (COM(2004)0710 — C6-0170/2004 — 2004/0253(CNS))

41

P6_TA(2004)0082
Croatia's candidate status *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 3906/89, Regulation (EC) No 1267/1999, Regulation (EC) No 1268/1999 and Regulation (EC) No 2666/2000, to take into account Croatia's candidate status (COM(2004)0732 — C6-0199/2004 — 2004/0260(CNS))

41

P6_TA(2004)0083
EC-Swiss Confederation Agreement in the field of statistics *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation in the field of statistics (COM(2004)0645 — C6-0175/2004 — 2004/0227(CNS))

42

P6_TA(2004)0084
Euro-Mediterranean partnership *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on financial and technical measures to accompany (MEDA) the reform of economic and social structures in the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership (Codified version) (COM(2004)0077 — C5-0091/2004 — 2004/0024(CNS))

42

P6_TA(2004)0085
Credit insurance, credit guarantees and financial credits *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on consultation and information procedures in matters of credit insurance, credit guarantees and financial credits (Codified version) (COM(2004)0159 — C6-0015/2004 — 2004/0056(CNS))

43

P6_TA(2004)0086
Stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council directive imposing an obligation on Member States to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil and/or petroleum products (Codified version) (COM(2004)0035 — C5-0063/2004 — 2004/0004(CNS))

44

P6_TA(2004)0087
EC withdrawal from the Baltic fishing convention *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the withdrawal by the European Community from the Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources in the Baltic Sea and Belts (COM(2004)0577 — C6-0113/2004 — 2004/0197(CNS))

44

P6_TA(2004)0088
Convention on the future of the European Union (2003 discharge) ***
European Parliament resolution on the decision of the Representatives of the Governments of the Member States concerning the discharge to be granted to the Secretary-General of the Convention in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2003 (C6-0210/2004 — 2004/2177(AVC))

45

P6_TA(2004)0089
Community guarantee to the European Investment Bank *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision granting a Community guarantee to the European Investment Bank against losses under loans for certain types of projects in Russia and the Western New Independent States (WNIS) (COM(2004)0385 — C6-0073/2004 — 2004/0121(CNS))

46

P6_TA(2004)0090
EC-Sri Lanka Agreement on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision concerning the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on the readmission of persons residing without authorisation (SEC(2003)0255 — 10666/2003 — 12383/2004 — C6-0070/2004 — 2003/0043(CNS))

48

P6_TA(2004)0091
Adaptation of Directive 77/388/EEC on VAT following enlargement *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC by reason of the accession of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia (8754/2004 — COM(2004)0295 — C6-0074/2004 — 2004/0810(CNS))

49

P6_TA(2004)0092
International Fund for Ireland *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation concerning Community financial contributions to the International Fund for Ireland (2005-2006) (COM(2004)0632 — C6-0222/2004 — 2004/0228(CNS))

49

P6_TA(2004)0093
Request for the waiver of Mr Rainer Wieland's parliamentary immunity
European Parliament decision on the request for waiver of the immunity of Rainer Wieland (2004/2174(IMM))

50

P6_TA(2004)0094
Verification of credentials
European Parliament decision on the verification of credentials (2004/2140(REG))

51

ANNEX I
List of Members of the European Parliament whose mandate is declared valid

52

ANNEX II
Summary of disputes referred

67

P6_TA(2004)0095
Framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass) ***II
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position for adopting a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on a single Community framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass) (12242/1/2004 — C6-0158/2004 — 2003/0307(COD))

68

 

Wednesday 15 December 2004

2005/C 226E/3

MINUTES

70

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Documents received

Preparation of the European Council (17 December 2004) (debate)

Voting time

Turkey's progress towards accession (vote)

Cross-border vehicle crime * (Rule 131) (vote)

Residue levels of pesticides ***II (vote)

EU-Russia Summit (vote)

Asylum procedure and protection in regions of origin (vote)

EU drugs strategy (2005-2012) (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes

Agenda

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Bulgaria's progress towards accession (debate)

Romania's progress towards accession (debate)

Question Time (Council)

Appointment of the Ombudsman

Democracy, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms in third countries * (debate)

Extension of the Community action programme in the field of civil protection * (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

79

ANNEX I

81

ANNEX II

91

ANNEX III
SIGNATORIES TO REQUESTS FOR SECRET BALLOTS

188

TEXTS ADOPTED

189

P6_TA(2004)0096
Turkey's progress towards accession
European Parliament resolution on the 2004 regular report and the recommendation of the European Commission on Turkey's progress towards accession (COM(2004)0656 — C6-0148/2004 — 2004/2182(INI))

189

P6_TA(2004)0097
Cross-border vehicle crime *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the initiative by the Kingdom of the Netherlands for adoption of a Council Decision on tackling vehicle crime with cross-border implications (5450/2004, 5216/2004 — C5-0056/2004 — 2004/0803(CNS))

198

P6_TA(2004)0098
Residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin ***II
European Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position for adopting a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC (9262/1/2004 — C6-0110/2004 — 2003/0052(COD))

202

P6_TC2-COD(2003)0052
Position of the European Parliament adopted at second reading on 15 December 2004 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No.../2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC

203

P6_TA(2004)0099
EU-Russia Summit
European Parliament resolution on the EU-Russia Summit held in The Hague on 25 November 2004

224

P6_TA(2004)0100
Single procedure for the European Asylum System
European Parliament resolution on asylum procedure and protection in regions of origin (2004/2121 (INI))

226

P6_TA(2004)0101
EU drugs strategy (2005-2012)
European Parliament recommendation to the Council and the European Council on the EU drugs strategy (2005-2012) (2004/2221(INI))

233

 

Thursday 16 December 2004

2005/C 226E/4

MINUTES

239

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Names of committees and delegations

Membership of committees and delegations

Request for the waiver of parliamentary immunity

Transport of animals (debate)

Protection of deep-water coral reefs in certain areas of the Atlantic Ocean * (debate)

Official welcome

Voting time

Mobilisation of the flexibility instrument (vote)

Rejection of the draft general budget for 2005 (vote)

2005 draft general budget, modified by the Council (all sections) (vote)

2005 draft general budget, modified by the Council (all sections) (vote)

Extension of the EC-Comoros Fisheries Protocol * (Rule 131) (vote)

Application of Article 251 of the EC Treaty * (Rule 131) (vote)

Democracy, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms in third countries * (vote)

Extension of the Community action programme in the field of civil protection * (vote)

Protection of deep-water coral reefs in certain areas of the Atlantic Ocean * (vote)

Commission's strategic political orientations (vote)

Bulgaria's progress towards accession (vote)

Romania's progress towards accession (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes

Official welcome

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

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

Zimbabwe (debate)

Situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (debate)

Bhopal (debate)

Voting time

Zimbabwe (vote)

Situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (vote)

Bhopal (vote)

Decisions concerning certain documents

Communication of Council common positions

Documents received

Written declarations included in the register (Rule 116)

Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting

Dates for next sittings

Adjournment of session

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

253

ANNEX I

255

ANNEX II

273

TEXTS ADOPTED

334

P6_TA(2004)0102
Mobilisation of the flexibility instrument
European Parliament resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument according to point 24 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999 (COM(2004)0402 — C6-0213/2004 — 2004/2087(ACI))

334

ANNEX (Decision)

335

DECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

335

P6_TA(2004)0103
2005 draft general budget, modified by the Council (all sections)
European Parliament resolution on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2005 as modified by the Council (all sections) (15178/2004 — C6-0225/2004 — 2004/2001(BUD) — 2004/2002(BUD) and Letters of amendment Nos 1/2005 (15180/2004 — C6-0216/2004), 2/2005 (15181/2004 — C6-0217/2004) and 3/2005 (15182/2004 — C6-0218/2004) to the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2005

336

ANNEX

340

Joint declarations

340

P6_TA(2004)0104
Extension of the EC-Comoros Fisheries Protocol *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an exchange of letters concerning the extension of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Islamic Federal Republic of the Comoros on fishing off the Comoros for the period from 28 February 2004 to 31 December 2004 (COM(2004)0540 — C6-0115/2004 — 2004/0185(CNS))

340

P6_TA(2004)0105
Application of Article 251 of the EC Treaty *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision providing for certain areas covered by Title IV of Part Three of the Treaty establishing the European Community to be governed by the procedure referred to in Article 251 of that Treaty (15130/2004 — C6-0208/2004 — 2004/0816(CNS))

341

P6_TA(2004)0106
Democracy, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms in third countries *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 976/1999 laying down the requirements for the implementation of Community operations, which, within the framework of Community cooperation policy, contribute to the general objective of developing and consolidating democracy and the rule of law and to that of respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms in third countries (COM(2003)0639 — 6018/2004 — C6-0078/2004 — 2004/0807(CNS))

343

P6_TA(2004)0107
Extension of the Community action programme in the field of civil protection *
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision amending Decision 1999/847/EC as regards the extension of the Community action programme in the field of civil protection (COM(2004)0512 — C6-0111/2004 — 2004/0162(CNS))

344

P6_TA(2004)0108
Protection of deep-water coral reefs from the effects of trawling in certain areas of the Atlantic Ocean *
European Parliament legislative resolution 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 certain areas of the Atlantic Ocean (COM(2004)0058 — C5-0074/2004 — 2004/0020(CNS))

344

P6_TA(2004)0109
Strategic political orientations
European Parliament resolution on the strategic political orientations of the Barroso Commission

346

P6_TA(2004)0110
Bulgaria's progress towards accession
European Parliament resolution on Bulgaria's progress towards accession (COM(2004)0657 — C6-0150/2004 — 2004/2183(INI))

351

P6_TA(2004)0111
Romania's progress towards accession
European Parliament resolution on Romania's progress towards accession (COM(2004)0657 — C6-0151/2004 — 2004/2184(INI))

353

P6_TA(2004)0112
Zimbabwe
European Parliament resolution on Zimbabwe

358

P6_TA(2004)0113
Situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo
European Parliament resolution on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

359

P6_TA(2004)0114
Bhopal
European Parliament resolution on Bhopal

361


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