Official Journal
of the European Communities
ISSN 0378-6986

C 296
Volume 43
18 October 2000
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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
1999-2000 SESSION
Sittings of 13 to 17 December 1999
Monday 13 December 1999
(2000/C 296/01)MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING 1
1. Resumption of session 1
2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 2
3. Membership of Parliament 2
4. Documents received 2
5. Petitions 9
6. Order of business 11
7. WTO Millennium round (statement followed by a debate) 13
8. Presentation of Court of Auditors' annual report 13
9. Socrates ***III (debate) 14
10. Multilateral cooperation in the North-East Atlantic fisheries * (debate) 14
11. Verification of the credentials of Members elected in June 1999 (debate) 14
12. Civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles ***II (debate) 14
13. Heavy goods vehicles travelling in Switzerland ***I (debate) 15
14. Substances that deplete the ozone layer ***II (debate) 15
15. Labelling of foodstuffs produced using GMOs (Rule 70) (debate) 15
16. Agenda for next sitting 16
17. Closure of sitting 16
ATTENDANCE REGISTER 17
Tuesday 14 December 1999
(2000/C 296/02)MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING 18
1. Opening of sitting 18
2. Announcement concerning approval of Minutes of previous sitting 18
3. Documents received 18
4. Topical and urgent debate (motions for resolutions tabled) 19
5. Vote on request for urgent procedure 21
6. European Council - Finnish Presidency, Chechnya and OSCE (debate) 22
7. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 23
8. European Council - Finnish Presidency, Chechnya and OSCE (continuation of debate) 23
9. 2000 Budget - Supplementary estimate (debate) 24
10. Decisions taken by the Commission at that day's meeting (Commission statement) 24
11. Question Time (questions to the Commission) 25
12. 2000 Budget (amended by the Council) - Supplementary estimates (continuation of debate) 26
13. Appointment of eight members of the Court of Auditors (debate) 26
14. NIS and Mongolia: economic reform and recovery (TACIS) * (debate) 27
15. Technical regulations for wheeled vehicles *** (debate) 27
16. Agenda for next sitting 27
17. Closure of sitting 27
ATTENDANCE REGISTER 28
Wednesday 15 December 1999
(2000/C 296/03)MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING 29
1. Opening of sitting 29
2. Official welcome 29
3. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 29
4. Documents received 30
5. Climate change (statements with debate) 30
6. Membership of delegations 30
7. Macao (statements followed by a debate) 31
8. Request for application of urgent procedure 31
9. Beijing Action Platform (debate) 32
10. Decision on urgent procedure 32
VOTING TIME
11. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with Hungary *** (procedure without report) (vote) 32
12. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with the Czech Republic *** (procedure without report) (vote) 33
13. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with Slovakia *** (procedure without report) (vote) 33
14. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with Poland *** (procedure without report) (vote) 33
15. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with Bulgaria *** (procedure without report) (vote) 33
16. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with Romania *** (procedure without report) (vote) 34
17. JRC * (procedure without report) (vote) 34
18. Food Aid Convention 1995 (July 1998 to June 1999) * (procedure without report) (vote) 34
19. Orphan medicinal products ***II (procedure without debate) (vote) 35
20. Legislative procedures in the field of development and cooperation ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 35
21. Units of measurement ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 35
22. Socrates ***III (vote) 35
23. Verification of the credentials of Members elected in June 1999 (vote) 36
24. Supplementary estimates (vote) 36
25. Civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles ***II (vote) 36
26. Substances that deplete the ozone layer ***II (vote) 36
27. Heavy goods vehicles travelling in Switzerland ***I (vote) 37
28. Technical regulations for wheeled vehicles *** (vote) 37
29. Multilateral cooperation in the North-East Atlantic fisheries * (vote) 38
30. NIS and Mongolia: economic reform and recovery (TACIS) * (vote) 38
31. WTO Millennium round (vote) 39
32. Labelling of foodstuffs produced using GMOs (vote) 39
33. Situation in Chechnya (vote) 39
34. OSCE summit in Istanbul (vote) 40
35. Climate change (vote) 40
END OF VOTING TIME
36. Beijing Action Platform (continuation of debate) 43
37. Ban on British beef and veal (statement followed by a debate) 43
38. Question Time (questions to the Council) 44
39. Modernisation of the Rules implementing Articles 85 and 86 of the EC Treaty - 1998 report on competition policy - 1995-1997 survey on state aid for manufacturing - 1998 report on state aid to the steel industry (debate) 45
40. Agenda 45
41. Late payment in commercial transactions ***II (debate) 46
42. Labelling of beef and beef products ***I (debate) 46
43. Bovine somatotrophin (BST) * (debate) 46
44. Agenda for next sitting 47
45. Closure of sitting 47
ATTENDANCE REGISTER 48
RESULT OF ROLL-CALL VOTES 49
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 2 49
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 4 50
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 10 52
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 12 53
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 15 55
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 17 56
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 18 58
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 28 59
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 31 60
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 9 62
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 34 63
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 27 65
Hulthén recommendation A5-0077/1999 - Amendment 32 66
Aparicio Sanchez report A5-0075/1999 - Resolution 68
Busk report A5-0092/1999 - Resolution 69
Valdivielso de Cué report A5-0081/1999 - Amendment 47 71
Valdivielso de Cué report A5-0081/1999 - Amendment 48 73
Valdivielso de Cué report A5-0081/1999 - Amendment 19, 2nd part 74
Valdivielso de Cué report A5-0081/1999 - Amendment 51, 1st part 76
Valdivielso de Cué report A5-0081/1999 - Amendment 51, 2nd part 77
Valdivielso de Cué report A5-0081/1999 - Resolution 79
B5-0316/1999 WTO 80
B5-0313/1999 Labelling of foodstuffs produced using GMOs - Amendment 10 82
B5-0313/1999 Labelling of foodstuffs produced using GMOs - Resolution 83
B5-0314/1999 Climate change - Amendment 3 85
B5-0314/1999 Climate change - Paragraph 6 86
ADOPTED TEXTS
1. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with Hungary *** (procedure without report)
C5-0190/1999
Proposal for a Council and Commission decision relating to the conclusion of a protocol on the adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Hungary, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Austria, of the Republic of Finland and of the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union (9725/1999 - C5-0190/1999 - 1997/0272(AVC)) 88
2. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with the Czech Republic *** (procedure without report)
C5-0191/1999
Proposal for a Council and Commission decision relating to the conclusion of a protocol on the adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Czech Republic, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Austria, of the Republic of Finland and of the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union (9726/1999 - C5-0191/1999 - 1997/0273(AVC)) 88
3. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with Slovakia *** (procedure without report)
C5-0192/1999
Proposal for a Council and Commission decision relating to the conclusion of a protocol on the adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Slovakia, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Austria, of the Republic of Finland and of the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union (9727/1999 - C5-0192/1999 - 1997/0274(AVC)) 88
4. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with Poland *** (procedure without report)
C5-0193/1999
Proposal for a Council and Commission decision relating to the conclusion of a protocol on the adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Poland, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Austria, of the Republic of Finland and of the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union (9728/1999 - C5-0193/1999 - 1997/0275(AVC)) 89
5. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with Bulgaria *** (procedure without report)
C5-0194/1999
Proposal for a Council and Commission decision relating to the conclusion of a protocol on the adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Bulgaria, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Austria, of the Republic of Finland and of the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union (9729/1999 - C5-0194/1999 - 1997/0276(AVC)) 89
6. Adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement with Romania *** (procedure without report)
C5-0195/1999
Proposal for a Council and Commission decision relating to the conclusion of a protocol on the adaptation of the institutional aspects of the Europe Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Romania, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Austria, of the Republic of Finland and of the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union (9730/1999 - C5-0195/1999 - 1997/0277(AVC)) 89
7. JRC * (procedure without report)
C5-0286/1999
Proposal for a Council decision adopting a supplementary research programme to be implemented by the Joint Research Centre for the European Atomic Energy Community (COM(1999) 578 - C5-0286/1999 - 1999/0232(CNS)) 90
8. Food Aid Convention 1995 (July 1998 to June 1999) * (procedure without report)
C5-0258/1999
Proposal for a Council regulation (EC) apportioning the quantities of grain provided for under the Food Aid Convention 1995 for the period 1 July 1998 to 30 June 1999 (COM(1999) 384 - C5-0258/1999 - 1999/0162(CNS)) 90
9. Orphan medicinal products ***II (procedure without debate)
A5-0080/1999
European Parliament legislative resolution on the common position established by the Council with a view to the adoption of a European Parliament and Council regulation on orphan medicinal products (9616/1/1999 - C5-0182/1999 - 1998/0240(COD)) 91
10. Legislative procedures in the field of development and cooperation ***I (procedure without debate)
A5-0088/1999
European Parliament legislative resolution on current legislative procedures in the field of development and cooperation (Commission communication to the European Parliament and the Council - Effects of the entry into force of the Amsterdam Treaty) (SEC(1999) 581 - C4-0219/1999) 91
11. Units of measurement ***I (procedure without debate)
A5-0091/1999
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Council Directive 80/181/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement (COM(1999) 40 - C4-0076/1999 - 1999/0014(COD)) 92
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Council Directive 80/181/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement (COM(1999) 40 - C4-0076/1999 - 1999/0014(COD)) 92
12. Socrates ***III
A5-0097/1999
European Parliament legislative resolution on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European and Council decision establishing the second phase of the Community action programme in the field of education, ‘Socrates’ (C5-0267/1999 - 1998/0195(COD)) 93
13. Verification of the credentials of Members elected in June 1999
A5-0084/1999
European Parliament decision on the verification of credentials of Members following the fifth direct elections to the European Parliament on 10 to 13 June 1999 93
14. Supplementary estimates
A5-0100/1999
Resolution of the European Parliament on the supplementary estimates to Parliament's budget estimates for 2000 100
15. Civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles ***II
A5-0086/1999
European Parliament legislative resolution on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council directive on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles and amending Directives 73/239/EEC and 88/357/EEC (Fourth Motor Insurance Directive) (14247/1/1999 - C5-0027/1999 - 1997/0264(COD)) 101
16. Substances that deplete the ozone layer ***II
A5-0077/1999
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 on substances that deplete the ozone layer (5748/3/1999 - C5-0034/1999 - 1998/0228(COD)) 105
17. Heavy goods vehicles travelling in Switzerland ***I
A5-0075/1999
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) on the distribution of permits for heavy goods vehicles travelling in Switzerland (COM(1999) 35 - C5-0054/1999 - 1999/0022(COD)) 108
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) on the distribution of permits for heavy goods vehicles travelling in Switzerland (COM(1999) 35 - C5-0054/1999 - 1999/0022(COD)) 109
18. Technical regulations for wheeled vehicles ***
A5-0079/1999
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the agreement concerning the establishing of global technical regulations for wheeled vehicles, equipment and parts which can be fitted and/or be used on wheeled vehicles (‘Parallel Agreement’) (10167/1999 - COM(1999) 27 - C5-0073/1999 - 1999/0011(AVC)) 110
19. Multilateral cooperation in the North-East Atlantic fisheries *
A5-0092/1999
Proposal for a Council regulation laying down certain control measures applicable in the area covered by the Convention on Future Multilateral Co-operation in the North-East Atlantic Fisheries (COM(1999) 345 - C5-0201/1999 - 1999/0138(CNS)) 110
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation laying down certain control measures applicable in the area covered by the Convention on Future Multilateral Co-operation in the North-East Atlantic Fisheries (COM(1999) 345 - C5-0201/1999 - 1999/0138(CNS)) 111
20. NIS and Mongolia: economic reform and recovery (TACIS) *
A5-0081/1999
Proposal for a Council regulation (Euratom, EC) concerning the provision of assistance to economic reform and recovery in the New Independent States and Mongolia (COM(1998) 753 - C5-0038/1999 - 1998/0368(CNS)) 111
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation (Euratom, EC) concerning the provision of assistance to economic reform and recovery in the New Independent States and Mongolia (COM(1998) 753 - C5-0038/1999 - 1998/0368(CNS)) 121
21. WTO Millennium round
B5-0317, 0318 and 0319/1999
European Parliament resolution on the Third Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organisation in Seattle 121
22. Labelling of foodstuffs produced using GMOs
B5-0313/1999
European Parliament resolution on the follow-up to Parliament's opinion on Genetically Modified Food Labelling 122
23. Situation in Chechnya
B5-0326, 0330, 0331, 0332 and 0360/1999
European Parliament resolution on the situation in Chechnya 124
24. OSCE summit in Istanbul
B5-0315, 0320, 0321, 0322 and 0324/1999
European Parliament resolution on the OSCE 126
25. Climate change
B5-0314/1999
European Parliament resolution on climate change: follow-up to the Fifth Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (Bonn, 25 October to 5 November 1999) 128
Thursday 16 December 1999
(2000/C 296/04)MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING 131
1. Opening of sitting 131
2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 131
VOTING TIME
3. Appointment of eight members of the Court of Auditors (vote) 131
4. Late payment in commercial transactions ***II (vote) 132
5. Labelling of beef and beef products ***I (vote) 133
6. Bovine somatotrophin (BST) * (vote) 133
7. Helsinki European Council (vote) 134
8. Macao (vote) 134
9. Revision of the financial perspective (procedure without debate) - 2000 General Budget (vote) 135
END OF VOTING TIME
10. Book prices in Germany and Austria (debate) 137
TOPICAL AND URGENT DEBATE
11. Indonesia (debate) 138
12. Peace process in Sierra Leone (debate) 138
13. Human rights (debate) 139
14. International criminal court (debate) 139
15. Natural disasters (debate) 140
END OF TOPICAL AND URGENT DEBATE
VOTING TIME
16. Indonesia (vote) 140
17. Peace process in Sierra Leone (vote) 140
18. Human rights (vote) 141
19. International criminal court (vote) 142
20. Natural disasters (vote) 142
21. Book prices in Germany and Austria (vote) 143
END OF VOTING TIME
22. Communication of Council common positions 143
23. Agenda for next sitting 144
24. Closure of sitting 144
ATTENDANCE REGISTER 145
RESULT OF ROLL-CALL VOTES 146
Papayannakis Report A5-0101/1999 - Amendment 4 146
Papayannakis report A5-0101/1999 - Amendment 6 147
Papayannakis report A5-0101/1999 - Amendment 7 148
Papayannakis report A5-0101/1999 - Amendment 11 149
Joint resolution B5-0327/1999 Helsinki European Council - Amendment 3 151
Joint resolution B5-0327/1999 Helsinki European Council - Amendment 4 152
Joint resolution B5-0327/1999 Helsinki European Council - Amendment 11 154
Joint resolution B5-0327/1999 Helsinki European Council - Amendment 13 155
Joint resolution B5-0327/1999 Helsinki European Council - Amendment 18 157
Joint resolution B5-0327/1999 Helsinki European Council - Amendment 16 158
Joint resolution B5-0327/1999 Helsinki European Council - Amendment 17 159
Joint resolution B5-0327/1999 Helsinki European Council - Resolution 161
Colom i Naval report A5-0103/1999 - Resolution 162
2000 General Budget - Amendment 244 163
Bourlanges-Virrankoski report A5-0095/1999 - Recital B, 2nd part 165
Bourlanges-Virrankoski report A5-0095/1999 - Amendment 6 166
TEXTS ADOPTED
1. Appointment of eight members of the Court of Auditors
A5-0090/1999
I. Resolution embodying the opinion of the European Parliament on the appointment of a member of the Court of Auditors (C5-0231/1999 - 1999/0820(CNS)) 168
II. Resolution embodying the opinion of the European Parliament on the appointment of a member of the Court of Auditors (C5-0232/1999 - 1999/0820(CNS)) 168
III. Resolution embodying the opinion of the European Parliament on the appointment of a member of the Court of Auditors (C5-0233/1999 - 1999/0820(CNS)) 169
IV. Resolution embodying the opinion of the European Parliament on the appointment of a member of the Court of Auditors (C5-0237/1999 - 1999/0820(CNS)) 170
V. Resolution embodying the opinion of the European Parliament on the appointment of a member of the Court of Auditors (C5-0236/1999 - 1999/0820(CNS)) 170
VI. Resolution embodying the opinion of the European Parliament on the appointment of a member of the Court of Auditors (C5-0238/1999 - 1999/0820(CNS)) 171
VII. Resolution embodying the opinion of the European Parliament on the appointment of a member of the Court of Auditors (C5-0234/1999 - 1999/0820(CNS)) 171
VIII. Resolution embodying the opinion of the European Parliament on the appointment of a member of the Court of Auditors (C5-0235/1999 - 1999/0820(CNS)) 172
2. Late payment in commercial transactions ***II
A5-0099/1999
European Parliament legislative resolution on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council directive on combating late payment in commercial transactions (8790/1/1999 - C5-0125/1999 - 1998/0099(COD)) 173
3. Labelling of beef and beef products ***I
A5-0101/1999
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 820/97, establishing a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products (COM(1999) 487 - C5-0241/1999 - 1999/0205(COD)) 182
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) No 820/97 establishing a system for the identification and registration of bovine animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products (COM(1999) 487 - C5-0241/1999 - 1999/0205(COD)) 184
4. Bovine somatotrophin (BST) *
A5-0098/1999
Proposal for a Council decision concerning the placing on the market and administration of bovine somatotrophin (BST) and repealing Council Decision 90/218/EEC (COM(1999) 544 - C5-0250/1999 - 1999/0219(CNS)) 184
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision concerning the placing on the market and administration of bovine somatotrophin (BST) and repealing Council Decision 90/218/EEC (COM(1999) 544 - C5-0250/1999 - 1999/0219(CNS)) 185
5. Helsinki European Council
B5-0327, 0353, 0354 and 0357/1999
European Parliament resolution on the Helsinki European Council 186
6. Macao
B5-0328, 0355, 0358, 0388, 0389 and 0391/1999
European Parliament resolution on Macao 190
7. Revision of the financial perspective
A5-0103/1999
European Parliament resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the revision of the financial perspective annexed to the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999 on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure (SEC(1999) 1647 - C5-0322/1999) and on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the mobilisation of the flexibility instrument (paragraph 24 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999 on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure) (SEC(1999) 1647 - C5-0314/1999) 192
8. 2000 budget
A5-0095/1999
European Parliament resolution on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2000, as modified by the Council (all sections) (C5-0600/1999), and on Letters of Amendment Nos 1/2000 (11568/1999 - C5-0313/1999), 2/2000 (13482/1999 - C5-0311/1999) and 3/2000 (mldr/1999 - C5-mldr/1999) to the 2000 draft budget 195
9. Indonesia
B5-0339, 0350, 0366, 0377 and 0382/1999
European Parliament resolution on Indonesia 199
10. Peace process in Sierra Leone
B5-0333, 0340, 0352 and 0367/1999
European Parliament resolution on the peace process in Sierra Leone 200
11. Human rights: Capital punishment (Virginia, Yemen)
B5-0335, 0341, 0347, 0368 and 0369/1999
European Parliament resolution on the death sentences passed on two European citizens, Nabil Nanakli in the Yemen and Derek Rocco Barnabei in Virginia, USA 202
12. Human rights: Kuwaiti women's right to vote
B5-0342, 0351, 0370, 0379 and 0383/1999
European Parliament resolution on voting rights for women in Kuwait 203
13. Human rights: Women in Afghanistan
B5-0343, 0346, 0371, 0378 and 0384/1999
European Parliament resolution on the situation of women in Afghanistan 204
14. Human rights: Prison conditions of political prisoners in Djibouti
B5-0348, 0372, 0385 and 0392/1999
European Parliament resolution on the conditions in which political prisoners are detained in Djibouti 205
15. Human rights: Arrest of the President of the Audit Office in Nicaragua
B5-0375/1999
European Parliament resolution on the imprisonment of the President of the Nicaraguan Audit Office, Mr Agustín Jarquín 206
16. International criminal court
B5-0337, 0344, 0349, 0373 and 0386/1999
European Parliament resolution on the ratification of the Rome treaty to establish the permanent International Criminal Court 207
17. Natural disasters: France
B5-0334, 0345, 0374 and 0387/1999
European Parliament resolution on flooding in the South of France 208
18. Natural disasters: Denmark, Germany and the UK
B5-0376/1999
European Parliament resolution on the hurricane disaster in Denmark, Germany and the UK 209
19. Natural disasters: Vietnam
B5-0336/1999
European Parliament resolution on the floods in Vietnam 209
20. Book prices in Germany and Austria
B5-0329/1999
European Parliament resolution on the fixing of book prices 210
ANNEX: Amendments to the draft General Budget of the European Union for the 2000 Financial Year amended by the Council 212
Friday 17 December 1999
(2000/C 296/05)MINUTES
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING 364
1. Opening of sitting 364
2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 364
3. Documents received 364
4. Transfer of appropriations 365
5. Referral to committees - ‘Hughes’ procedure 371
6. International Fund for Ireland * (procedure without report) (vote) 372
7. Community agricultural statistics ***I (debate and vote) 373
8. COM in hops * (debate and vote) 373
9. Extension of exceptional financial assistance to Tajikistan * (debate and vote) 374
10. Written declarations (Rule 51) 374
11. Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting 374
12. Dates for next sittings 375
13. Adjournment of session 375
ATTENDANCE REGISTER 376
RESULT OF ROLL-CALL VOTES 377
Proposal for a regulation C5-0285/1999 - Amendment 1 377
Proposal for a regulation C5-0285/1999 - Amendment 2 377
Redondo Jimenez report A5-0089/1999 - Amendment 5 378
Redondo Jimenez report A5-0089/1999 - Resolution 379
TEXTS ADOPTED
1. International Fund for Ireland * (procedure without report)
C5-0285/1999
Proposal for a Council regulation on Community financial contributions to the International Fund for Ireland (COM(1999) 549 - C5-0285/1999 - 1999/0221(CNS)) 380
2. Community agricultural statistics ***I
A5-0089/1999
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision amending Decision 96/411/EC on improving Community agricultural statistics (COM(1999) 332 - C5-0042/1999 - 1999/0137(COD)) 380
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision amending Decision 96/411/EC on improving Community agricultural statistics (COM(1999) 332 - C5-0042/1999 - 1999/0137(COD)) 381
3. COM in hops *
A5-0083/1999
Proposal for a Council regulation (EC) amending Regulation (EEC) No 1696/71 on the common organisation of the market in hops (COM(1999) 302 - C5-0081/1999 - 1999/0128(CNS)) 382
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 1696/71 on the common organisation of the market in hops (COM(1999) 302 - C5-0081/1999 - 1999/0128(CNS)) 382
4. Extension of exceptional financial assistance to Tajikistan *
A5-0093/1999
Proposal for a Council decision modifying Decision 97/787/EC granting exceptional financial assistance to Armenia and Georgia in order to extend it to Tajikistan (COM(1999) 391 - C5-0171/1999 - 1999/0172(CNS)) 383
European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision modifying Decision 97/787/EC granting exceptional financial assistance to Armenia and Georgia in order to extend it to Tajikistan (COM(1999) 391 - C5-0171/1999 - 1999/0172(CNS)) 385
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
INDUCommittee 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
REGICommittee 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
TDITechnical Group of Independent Members - mixed group
EDDGroup for a Europe of Democracies and Diversities
NINon-attached Members
EN