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Official Journal
of the European Communities
ISSN 0378-6986

C 279
Volume 42
1 October 1999
English editionInformation and Notices

Notice NoContentsPage
I Information
European Parliament
1999/2000 session
(1999/C 279/01)Minutes of the sitting of Monday 3 May 1999
1. Resumption of session 1
2. In Memoriam 1
3. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 1
4. Membership of Parliament 2
5. Membership of committees 2
6. Membership of political groups 2
7. Verification of credentials 2
8. Documents received 2
9. Application of the Hughes procedure 10
10. Petitions 10
11. Changes in procedure 11
12. Order of business 12
13. Speaking time 13
14. Request for waiver of Mr Féret's immunity (debate) 13
15. Request for waiver of Mr Moniz's immunity (debate) 13
16. Amendment of Annex V of the Rules of Procedure (debate) 13
17. General economic policy guidelines - European Employment Pact (debate) 13
18. European Fraud Investigation Office ***I (debate) 13
19. Discharge (debate) 14
20. Legislative proposals pending (debate) 14
21. Dispute between the European Union and the United States of America (statement followed by debate) 14
22. Reduction of VAT on labour-intensive services * (debate) 15
23. Agenda for next sitting 15
(1999/C 279/02)Minutes of the sitting of Tuesday 4 May 1999
Part I: Proceedings of the sitting
1. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 17
2. Documents received 17
3. Action taken on Parliament's opinions and resolutions 18
4. Decision on request for application of urgent procedure 18
5. Topical and urgent debate (motions for resolutions tabled) 18
6. Statement by the President-designate of the Commission (debate) 19
VOTING TIME
7. Northern Dimension for the Union (Rule 52) 20
8. Multilateral trade negotiations (Rule 52) 20
9. Structural Funds (Rule 52) 20
10. Structural interventions: Objectives 1 and 6 (1994-1999) (Rule 52) 20
11. Sustainable urban development (Rule 52) 20
12. Cohesion and transport (Rule 52) 20
13. Legislative proposals pending (vote) 20
14. Plantations of fruit trees * (procedure without report) (vote) 20
15. Residue of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin * (procedure without report) (vote) 20
16. Community financial aid in the field of trans-European networks ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 21
17. Protection of workers from the risk of explosive atmospheres ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 21
18. ESF ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 21
19. ERDF ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 21
20. Charging of heavy goods vehicles ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 21
21. Free movement of workers ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 21
22. Slovenia's participation in the Community SME programme * (procedure without debate) (vote) 22
23. List of types of behaviour infringing the CFP * (procedure without debate) (vote) 22
24. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission * (procedure without debate) (vote) 22
25. ASEM process (procedure without debate) (vote) 23
26. Green Paper on radio frequencies policy (procedure without debate) (vote) 23
27. White Paper on commerce (procedure without debate) (vote) 23
28. Pharmaceuticals (procedure without debate) (vote) 23
29. Disused offshore oil and gas installations (procedure without debate) (vote) 23
30. Consumer policy (1999-2001) (procedure without debate) (vote) 23
31. Equal opportunities for men and women (1996-2000) (procedure without debate) (vote) 23
32. Sugars and other products for human consumption * (final vote) 24
33. A framework action for financial services (vote) 24
34. Request for waiver of Mr Feret's immunity (vote) 24
35. Request for waiver of Mr Moniz's immunity (vote) 24
36. Amendment of Annex V of the Rules of Procedure (vote) 24
37. Reduction of VAT on labour-intensive services * (vote) 25
38. General economic policy guidelines - European Employment Pact (vote) 25
39. Discharge (vote) 25
END OF VOTING TIME
40. Agenda 27
41. Situation in Kosovo (statements followed by a debate) 27
42. European Union's role in the world - Common strategy towards Russia (debate) 27
43. Statute for Members of the European Parliament (debate) 28
44. Announcement by the President 28
45. Budget estimates for the European Parliament and the Ombudsman for 2000 (debate) 28
46. Presentation by the Commission of preliminary draft general budget for the 2000 financial year 28
47. Charging of heavy goods vehicles ***II (debate) 28
48. Distance marketing of financial services ***I (debate) 28
49. Sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees ***III (debate) 29
50. Civil protection * (debate) 29
51. Pollution by agricultural or forestry tractors ***I (debate) 29
52. Foodstuffs for particular nutritional use ***III (debate) 29
53. New codecision procedure (debate) 29
54. Agenda for next sitting 29
Part II: Texts adopted by Parliament
1. Northern Dimension for the Union (Rule 52)
A4-0209/99
Resolution on the Communication from the Commission - A Northern Dimension for the policies of the Union (COM(98)0589 - C4-0067/99)
31
2. Multilateral trade negotiations (Rule 52)
A4-0221/99
Resolution on multilateral commercial relations: the European Union and the developing partner countries of the European Union
34
3. Structural Funds (Rule 52)
A4-0235/99
Resolution on the Ninth Annual Report on the Structural Funds for 1997 (COM(98)0562 - C4-0031/99)
37
4. Structural interventions: Objectives 1 and 6 (1994-1999) (Rule 52)
A4-0217/99
Resolution on the report from the Commission on the mid-term review of structural interventions Objectives 1 and 6 (1994-1999) (COM(98)0782 - C4-0032/99)
41
5. Sustainable urban development (Rule 52)
A4-0247/99
Resolution on the Commission Communication on Sustainable Urban Development in the European Union: A Framework for Action (COM(98)0605 - C4-0059/99)
44
6. Cohesion and transport (Rule 52)
A4-0236/99
Resolution on the communication from the Commission on Cohesion and Transport (COM(98)0806 - C4-0058/99)
48
7. Legislative proposals pending
A4-0255/99
Resolution on the implications of the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam (list of legislative proposals pending as at 1 May 1999, indicating new legal bases and any changes in legislative procedure following the entry into force of the Treaty of Amsterdam) (C4-0134/99 - SEC(99)0581 - C4-0219/99)
51
8. Plantations of fruit trees * (procedure without report)
Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 76/625/EEC concerning the statistical surveys to be carried out by the Member States in order to determine the production potential of plantations of certain species of fruit trees (COM(99)0078 - C4-0181/99 - 99/0051(CNS)) 54
9. Residue of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin * (procedure without report)
Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 2377/90 laying down a Community procedure for the establishment of maximum residue limits of veterinary medicinal products in foodstuffs of animal origin (COM(99)0130 - C4-0167/99 - 99/0072(CNS)) 54
10. Community financial aid in the field of trans-European networks ***I (procedure without debate)
A4-0260/99
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 2236/95 laying down general rules for the granting of Community financial aid in the field of trans-European networks (COM(98)0172 - C4-0283/98 - 98/0101(COD) - former 98/0101 (SYN))
54
11. Protection of workers from the risk of explosive atmospheres ***I (procedure without debate)
A4-0258/99
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres (COM(95)0310 - C4-0508/95 - 95/0235(COD) - formerly 95/0235(SYN))
55
12. ESF ***I (procedure without debate)
A4-0257/99
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation on the European Social Fund (COM(98)0131 - C4-0287/98 - 98/0115(COD)) - formerly 98/0115(SYN)
56
13. ERDF ***I (procedure without debate)
A4-0256/99
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation on the European Regional Development Fund (COM(98)0131 - C4-0286/98 - 98/0114(COD) - formerly 98/0114(SYN))
57
14. Charging of heavy goods vehicles ***I (procedure without debate)
A4-0259/99
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (COM(96)0331 - C4-0027/97 - 96/0182(COD) - formerly 96/0182(SYN))
57
15. Free movement of workers ***I (procedure without debate)
A4-0252/99
I. Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1612/68 on freedom of movement for workers within the Community (COM(98)0394 - C4-0575/98 - 98/0229(COD)) 58
Legislative resolution 60
II. Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive amending Directive 68/360/EEC on the abolition of restrictions on movement and residence within the Community for workers of Member States and their families (COM(98)0394 - C4-0576/98 - 98/0230(COD)) 61
Legislative resolution 62
III. Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision establishing an Advisory Committee on freedom of movement and social security for Community workers and amending Council Regulations (EEC) No 1612/68 and (EEC) No 1408/71 (COM(98)0394 - C4-0577/98 - 98/0231(COD)) 62
Legislative resolution 64
16. Slovenia's participation in the Community SME programme * (procedure without debate)
A4-0203/99
Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the Community position within the Association Council on the participation of Slovenia in the Community programme in the field of small and medium-sized enterprises (COM(99)0072 - C4-0162/99 - 99/0054(CNS))
65
Legislative resolution 66
17. List of types of behaviour infringing the CFP * (procedure without debate)
A4-0192/99
Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) establishing a list of types of behaviour which seriously infringe the rules of the common fisheries policy (COM(99)0070 - C4-0139/99 - 99/0050(CNS))
67
Legislative resolution 68
18. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission * (procedure without debate)
A4-0193/99
Proposal for a Council decision authorising the Kingdom of Spain to accede to the Convention establishing the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission on a temporary basis (COM(99)0092 - C4-0168/99 - 99/0058(CNS))
68
Legislative resolution 68
19. ASEM process (procedure without debate)
A4-0197/99
Resolution on the Commission working document on Perspectives and Priorities for the ASEM Process (SEC(97)1239 - C4-0667/97)
69
20. Green Paper on radio frequencies policy (procedure without debate)
A4-0202/99
Resolution on the Commission Green Paper on Radio Spectrum Policy in the context of European Community policies such as telecommunications, broadcasting, transport, and R&D (COM(98)0596 - C4-0066/99)
72
21. White Paper on commerce (procedure without debate)
A4-0241/99
Resolution on the Commission White Paper on commerce (COM(99)0006 - C4-0060/99)
74
22. Pharmaceuticals (procedure without debate)
A4-0205/99
Resolution on the communication from the Commission on the Single Market in Pharmaceuticals (COM(98)0588 - C4-0127/99)
79
23. Disused offshore oil and gas installations (procedure without debate)
A4-0200/99
Resolution on the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the removal and disposal of disused offshore oil and gas installations (COM(98)0049 - C4-0367/98)
82
24. Consumer policy (1999-2001) (procedure without debate)
A4-0208/99
Resolution on the communication from the Commission on a Consumer Policy Action Plan 1999-2001 (COM(98)0696 - C4-0035/99)
84
25. Equal opportunities for men and women (1996-2000) (procedure without debate)
A4-0194/99
Resolution on the interim report of the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the implementation of the medium-term Community action Programme on equal opportunities for men and women (1996-2000) (COM(98)0770 - C4-0033/99)
88
26. Sugars and other products for human consumption *
A4-0401/97
I. Proposal for a Council Directive relating to certain sugars intended for human consumption (COM(95)0722 - C4-0402/96 - 96/0113(CNS)) 90
Legislative resolution 90
II. Proposal for a Council Directive relating to honey (COM(95)0722 - C4-0403/96 - 96/0114(CNS)) 91
Legislative resolution 92
III. Proposal for a Council Directive relating to fruit juices and certain similar products intended for human consumption (COM(95)0722 - C4-0404/96 - 96/0115(CNS)) 92
Legislative resolution 93
IV. Proposal for a Council Directive relating to certain partly or wholly dehydrated preserved milk for human consumption (COM(95)0722 - C4-0405/96 - 96/0116(CNS)) 94
Legislative resolution 95
V. Proposal for a Council Directive relating to fruit jams, jellies and marmalades and chestnut purée intended for human consumption (COM(95)0722 - C4-0406/96 - 96/0118(CNS)) 95
Legislative resolution 95
27. A framework for action for financial services
A4-0175/99
Resolution on the communication from the Commission on Financial Services: Building a Framework for Action (COM(98)0625 - C4-0688/98)
96
28. Request for waiver of Mr Féret's immunity
A4-0210/99
Decision on the request for waiver of the immunity of Mr Daniel Féret
100
29. Request for waiver of Mr Moniz's immunity
A4-0262/99
Decision on the request for waiver of the immunity of Mr Fernando Moniz
100
30. Amendment of Annex V of Rules of Procedure
A4-0216/99
Parliament's Rules of Procedure
101
Decision amending Annex V of Parliament's Rules of Procedure 103
31. Reduction of VAT on labour-intensive services *
A4-0207/99
Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC as regards the possibility of applying on an experimental basis a reduced VAT rate on labour-intensive services (COM(99)0062 - C4-0169/99 - 99/0056(CNS))
103
Legislative resolution 105
32. General economic policy guidelines - European Employment Pact
(a) A4-0222/99
Resolution on the Commission's recommendation for the broad guidelines of the economic policies of the Member States and the Community (drawn up pursuant to Article 103(2) of the Treaty establishing the European Community) (COM(99)0143 - C4-0208/99) 106
(b) A4-0239/99
Resolution on the European Parliament's contribution on the European Employment Pact and on the Commission's communication on Community policies in support of employment (within the meaning of Article 127 of the EC Treaty) (COM(99)0167) 111
33. Discharge
(a) A4-0196/99
Resolution on the accounts of the European Communities in respect of the 1996 financial year 114
(b) A4-0201/99
Resolution informing the Commission of the reasons why the discharge cannot at present be given in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Communities for the 1997 financial year 119
(c) A4-0199/99
I. Decision giving discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 1997 Section I - European Parliament/Ombudsman annex 129
II. Decision giving discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 1997: Section IV - Court of Justice; Section V - Court of Auditors; Section VI - Part B: Committee of the Regions 131
III. Resolution informing the Economic and Social Committee of the reasons for the postponement of the decision concerning discharge in respect of the general budget of the European Union (Section VI - Part A) for the financial year 1997 Section VI - Part A: Economic and Social Committee 132
(d) A4-0198/99
I. Decision giving discharge to the Commission in respect of the financial management of the sixth European Development Fund for the financial year 1997 132
II. Decision giving discharge to the Commission in respect of the financial management of the seventh European Development Fund for the financial year 1997 134
III. Resolution containing the observations which form part of the decisions granting discharge to the Commission in respect of the financial management of the sixth and seventh European Development Funds for the financial year 1997 135
(e) A4-0132/99
I. Decision giving discharge to the Commission in respect of the management of the ECSC for the financial year 1997 135
II. Resolution on the financial statements of the European Coal and Steel Community at 31 December 1997 and on the 1997 annual report of the Court of Auditors on the ECSC, together with the Commission's replies 138
(f) A4-0163/99
I. Decision giving discharge to the Administrative Board of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions in respect of the implementation of its budget for the 1997 financial year 139
II. Decision giving discharge to the Management Board of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training in respect of the implementation of its budget for the 1997 financial year 140
(1999/C 279/03)Minutes of the sitting of Wednesday 5 May 1999
Part I: Proceedings of the sitting
1. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 160
2. Statement by the President (conclusion of fourth term) 160
3. Documents received 160
4. Preparation for the European Council of 3 and 4 June 1999 - Institutional reform (debate) 160
5. Agenda 2000 */***II/*** (debate) 161
VOTING TIME
6. Approval of the President-designate of the Commission (vote) 161
7. Statute for Members of the European Parliament (vote) 161
8. Environmental dimension ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 162
9. Conservation and sustainable management of forests in developing countries ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 162
10. Development cooperation with South Africa ***I (procedure without debate) (vote) 162
11. Sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees ***III (vote) 163
12. Foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses ***III (vote) 163
13. Charging of heavy goods vehicles ***II 163
14. Distance marketing of financial services ***I (vote) 163
15. Pollution by agricultural or forestry tractors *** I (vote) 163
16. Civil protection * (vote) 164
17. Dispute between the European Union and the United States (vote) 164
18. European Union's role in the world - Common strategy towards Russia (vote) 164
19. Budget estimates for the European Parliament and the European Ombudsman (vote) 164
20. New codecision procedure (vote) 165
END OF VOTING TIME
21. Agenda 2000 */***II/*** (continuation of debate) 166
22. Question Time (Council) 167
23. Agenda 168
24. Agenda 2000 */***II/*** (continuation of debate) 169
25. Procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission * (debate) 169
26. Fixed-term work (debate) 169
27. Protection of workers from the risks of explosive atmospheres ***II (debate) 169
28. EC-Mexico Partnership Agreement *** (debate) 169
29. Agenda for next sitting 170
Part II: Texts adopted by Parliament
1. Approval of the President-designate of the Commission
B4-0453/99
Resolution on the nomination of the Commission President
171
2. Statute for Members of the European Parliament
A4-0267/99
Resolution on the draft Statute for Members of the European Parliament
171
3. Environmental dimension ***I (procedure without debate)
A4-0254/99
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation on measures to promote full integration of the environmental dimension in the development process of developing countries (COM(99)0036 - C4-0130/99 - 99/0020(COD) - formerly 99/0020(SYN))
173
Legislative resolution 183
4. Conservation and sustainable development of forests in developing countries ***I (procedure without debate)
A4-0237/99
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation on measures to promote the conservation and sustainable management of tropical forests and other forests in developing countries (COM(99)0041 - C4-0129/99 - 99/0015(COD) - formerly 99/0015(SYN))
184
Legislative resolution 191
5. Development cooperation with South Africa ***I (procedure without debate)
A4-0249/99
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation on development cooperation with South Africa (COM(99)0124 - C4-0165/99 - 99/0070(COD) - formerly 99/0070(SYN))
192
Legislative resolution 195
6. Sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees ***III
A4-0224/99
Decision on the joint text, approved by the Conciliation Committee, for a European Parliament and Council Directive on certain aspects of the sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees (3604/99 - C4-0171/99 - 96/0161(COD))
195
7. Foodstuffs for particular nutritional uses ***III
A4-0225/99
Decision on the joint text, approved by the Conciliation Committee, for a European Parliament and Council Directive amending Council Directive 89/398/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (3607/99 - C4-0154/99 - 94/0076 (COD))
196
8. Distance marketing of financial services ***I
A4-0190/99
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive concerning the distance marketing of consumer financial services and amending Council Directive 90/619/EEC and Directives 97/7/EC and 98/27/EC (COM(98)0468 - C4-0647/98 - 98/0245(COD))
197
Legislative resolution 207
9. Pollution by agricultural or forestry tractors ***I
A4-0128/99
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on action to be taken against the emission of gaseous and particulate pollutants by engines intended to power agricultural or forestry tractors and amending Council Directive 74/150/EEC (COM(98)0472 - C4-0512/98 - 98/0247(COD))
208
Legislative resolution 209
10. Civil protection *
A4-0124/99
Proposal for a Council Decision establishing a Community action programme in the field of civil protection (COM(98)0768 - C4-0072/99 - 98/0354 (CNS))
210
Legislative resolution 215
11. Dispute between the European Union and the United States
B4-0430, 0431, 0433 and 0435/99
Resolution on the Transatlantic Economic Partnership and EU/US trade disputes, especially hormones, bananas and hushkits
215
12. European Union's role in the world - Common strategy towards Russia
(a) A4-0242/99
Resolution on the role of the Union in the world: Implementation of the common foreign and security policy for 1998 218
(b) A4-0219/99
Recommendation of the European Parliament to the Council concerning the common strategy towards the Russian Federation 224
13. Budget estimates for the European Parliament and the European Ombudsman for 2000
A4-0227/99
Resolution on the estimates of revenue and expenditure of Parliament and the estimates of revenue and expenditure of the Ombudsman for the financial year 2000
227
14. New codecision procedure
A4-0206/99
Resolution on the Joint Declaration on the practical arrangements for the new codecision procedure (Article 251 EC)
229
(1999/C 279/04)Minutes of the sitting of Thursday 6 May 1999
Part I: Proceedings of the sitting
1. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 247
2. Documents received 247
3. Transfer of appropriations 247
4. Schengen (debate) 250
5. Legal aspects of electronic trading ***I (debate) 251
VOTING TIME
6. Zoonoses ***I (vote) 251
7. IDA ***I/***II (vote) 252
8. Altener II ***I (vote) 252
9. Energy efficiency ***I (vote) 252
10. Working time ***I (vote) 252
11. Working time for mobile workers ***I (vote) 252
12. Working time for seafarers ***I (vote) 252
13. Eco-label ***I (vote) 252
14. End of life vehicles ***I (vote) 252
15. Fuel economy ***I (vote) 253
16. Incineration of waste ***I (vote) 253
17. Eco-management and audit scheme ***I (vote) 253
18. LIFE ***I (vote) 253
19. VAT applicable to telecommunications * (procedure without debate) (vote) 253
20. Interinstitutional agreement on the Fraud Prevention Office (procedure without debate) (vote) 253
21. European Fraud Investigation Office ***I (vote) 253
22. Agenda 2000 (vote) 254
23. Charging of heavy goods vehicles ***II 257
24. Protection of workers from the risks of explosive atmospheres ***II (vote) 257
25. Legal aspects of electronic trading ***I (vote) 257
26. EC-Mexico Partnership Agreement *** (vote) 258
27. Procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission * (vote) 258
28. Situation in Kosovo (vote) 258
29. Preparation for the European Council of 3 and 4 June 1999 - Institutional reform (vote) 258
END OF VOTING TIME
TOPICAL AND URGENT DEBATE
30. East Timor (debate) 261
31. Peace process in the Middle East (debate) 261
32. Human rights (debate) 261
33. Situation in the Comoros (debate) 261
34. Temelín nuclear power station (debate) 262
35. East Timor (vote) 262
36. Peace process in the Middle East (vote) 262
37. Human rights (vote) 262
38. Situation in the Comoros (vote) 263
39. Temelín nuclear power station (vote) 263
END OF TOPICAL AND URGENT DEBATE
VOTING TIME
40. Schengen (vote) 264
41. Fixed-term contracts (vote) 264
END OF VOTING TIME
42. Recognition of qualifications for liberalised professional activities ***III (debate) 264
43. Statistics concerning trading of goods between Member States ***III (debate) 265
44. Insolvency practices (debate) 265
45. Lawful interception of telecommunications * (debate) 265
46. Agenda for the next sitting 265
Part II: Texts adopted by Parliament
1. Zoonoses ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive amending Directive 92/117/EEC concerning measures for protection against specified zoonoses and specific zoonotic agents in animals and products of animal origin in order to protect outbreaks of food-borne infections and intoxications (COM(99)0004 - C4-0068/99 - 99/0003(COD) - former 99/0003(SYN)) 266
2. IDA ***I/***II
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision adopting a series of actions and measures in order to ensure interoperability of and access to trans-European networks for the electronic Interchange of Data between Administrations (IDA)(COM(97)0661 - C4-0067/98 - 97/0341(COD) - former 97/0341(SYN)) and confirming Parliament's decision on common position No 9/1999 adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council Decision adopting a series of actions and measures in order to ensure interoperability of and access to trans-European networks for the electronic Interchange of Data between Administrations (IDA) (13491/2/98 - C4-0012/98 - 97/0341(COD) - former 97/0341(SYN)) 267
3. Altener II ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision adopting a multiannual programme for the promotion of renewable energy sources in the Community - Altener II (COM(97)0550 - C4-0071/98 - 97/0370(COD) - former 97/0370(SYN)) 268
4. Energy efficiency ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision adopting a multiannual programme for the promotion of energy efficiency (1998-2002) (COM(97)0550 - C4-0072/98 - 97/0371(COD) - (former 97/0371(SYN)) 268
5. Working time ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive amending Directive 93/104/EC concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time in the sectors and activities excluded from that Directive (COM(98)0662 - C4-0715/98 - 98/0318(COD) - former 98/0318(SYN)) 269
6. Working time for mobile workers ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive relating to the organisation of working time for mobile workers performing road transport activities and for self-employed drivers (COM(98) 0662-C4-0716/98 - 98/0319(COD) - former 98/0319(SYN)) 270
7. Working time for seafarers ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive concerning the enforcement of seafarers' hours of work on board ships using Community ports (COM(98)0662 - C4-0717/98 - 98/0321(COD) - former 98/0321(SYN)) 271
8. Eco-label ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation on a revised Community eco-label award scheme (COM(96)0603 - C4-0157/97 - 96/0312 (COD) - former 96/0312(SYN)) 271
9. End of life vehicles ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on end of life vehicles (COM(97)0358 - C4-0639/97 - 97/0194 (COD) - former 97/0194(SYN)) 272
10. Fuel economy ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive relating to the availability of consumer information on fuel economy in respect of the marketing of new passenger cars (COM(98)0489 - C4-0569/98 - 98/0272 (COD) - former 98/0272 (SYN)) 273
11. Incineration of waste ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a Council Directive on the incineration of waste (COM(98)0558 - C4-0668/98 - 98/0289(COD) - former 98/0289(SYN)) 274
12. Eco-management and audit scheme ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation allowing voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (COM(98)0622 - C4-0683/98 - 98/0303(COD) - former 98/0303(SYN)) 274
13. LIFE ***I
Legislative resolution confirming Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation concerning the financial instrument for the environment (LIFE) (COM(98)0720 - C4-0074/99 - 98/0336(COD) - former 98/0336(SYN)) 275
14. VAT applicable to telecommunications * (procedure without debate)
A4-0266/99
Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC as regards the value added tax arrangements applicable to telecommunications services (COM(97)0004 - C4-0100/97 - 97/0030(CNS))
276
Legislative resolution 278
15. Interinstitutional agreement on the Fraud Prevention Office (procedure without debate)
A4-0263/99
Resolution on the draft interinstitutional agreement concerning internal investigations by the Fraud Prevention Office (COM(99)0140 - C4-0184/99)
279
16. European Fraud Investigation Office ***I
A4-0240/99
Amended proposal for a Council Regulation concerning investigations conducted by the Fraud Prevention Office (COM(99)0140 - C4-0180/99 - 98/0329(CNS)
280
Legislative resolution 291
17. Agenda 2000 ***/***II/*
(a) A4-0264/99
Decision on the draft Council Regulation laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds (6959/1/99/REV 1 - C4-0215/99 - 98/0090(AVC)) 292
(b) A4-0246/99
Decision on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council Regulation on the European Regional Development Fund (6405/01/99 - C4-0182/99 - 98/0114(COD)) - formerly 98/0114(SYN)) 292
(c) A4-0250/99
Decision on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a Council Regulation (EC) No .../99 on the European Social Fund (6406/1/99 - C4-0183/99 - 98/0115(COD)) - formerly 98/0115(SYN)) 294
(d) A4-0265/99
Decision on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 2236/95 laying down general rules for the granting of Community financial aid in the field of trans-European networks (12254/2/98 - C4-0006/99 - 98/0101(COD) - former 98/0101(SYN)) 296
(e) A4-0230/99
Resolution on the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the establishment of a new financial perspective for the period 2000-2006 (COM(98)0164 - C4-0304/98) and on the report by the Commission on the implementation of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 29 October 1993 on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure - proposals for renewal (COM(98)0165 - C4-0305/98) 302
(f) A4-0218/99
Decision on the draft Council Regulation amending Regulation EC No 1164/94 establishing a Cohesion Fund (6958/1/99 - C4-0195/99 - 98/0104(AVC)) 320
(g) A4-0228/99
Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1164/94 establishing a Cohesion Fund (COM(98)0130 - C4-0312/98 - 98/0118(CNS)) 320
Legislative resolution 321
(h) A4-0244/99
I. Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on structural measures in the fisheries sector (COM(98)0131 - C4-0288/98 - 98/0116 (CNS) 321
Legislative resolution 324
II. Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) laying down the detailed rules and arrangements regarding Community structural assistance in the fisheries sector (COM(98)0728 - C4-0101/99 - 98/0347(CNS)) 325
Legislative resolution 361
(i) A4-0191/99
Amended proposal for a Council Regulation on coordinating aid to the applicant countries in the framework of the pre-accession strategy (COM(98)0551 - C4-0606/98 - 98/0094(CNS)) 362
Legislative resolution 364
(j) A4-0214/99
Proposal for a Council Regulation on Community Support for Pre-Accession measures for Agriculture and Rural Development in the applicant countries of Central and Eastern Europe in the Pre-Accession period (COM(98)0153 - C4-0244/98 - 98/0100(CNS)) 365
Legislative resolution 365
(k) A4-0238/99
Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing an Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-Accession (COM(98)0138 - C4-0301/98 - 98/0091(CNS)) 366
Legislative resolution 373
(l) A4-0146/99
Legislative resolution embodying Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) amending Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2728/94 establishing a Guarantee Fund for external actions (COM(98)0168 - C4-0302/98 - 98/0117(CNS)) 373
(m) A4-0229/99
Proposal for a Council Regulation on support for rural development from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) (COM(98)0158 - C4-0297/98 - 98/0102 (CNS)) 374
Legislative resolution 375
(n) A4-0213/99
Proposal for a Council Regulation on the financing of the common agricultural policy (COM(98)0158 - C4-0298/98 - 98/0112(CNS)) 376
Legislative resolution 376
(o) A4-0231/99
Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy (COM(98)0158 - C4-0299/98 - 98/0113(CNS)) 376
Legislative resolution 377
(p) A4-0212/99
Proposal for a Council Regulation on the common organisation of the market in beef and veal (COM(98)0158 - C4-0294/98 - 98/0109(CNS)) 377
Legislative resolution 380
(q) A4-0232/99
I. Proposal for a Council Regulation on the common organisation of the market in milk and milk products (COM(98)0158 - C4-0295/98 - 98/0110(CNS)) 380
Legislative resolution 381
II. Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 3950/92 establishing an additional levy in the milk and milk products sector (COM(98)0158 - C4-0296/98 - 98/0111 (CNS)) 381
Legislative resolution 382
(r) A4-0215/99
I. Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EEC) No 1766/92 on the common organisation of the market in cereals and repealing Regulation EEC No 2731/75 fixing standard qualities for common wheat, rye, barley, maize and durum wheat (COM(98)0158 - C4-0292/98 - 98/0107(CNS)) 382
Legislative resolution 383
II. Proposal for a Council Regulation Regulation establishing a support system for producers of certain arable crops (COM(98)0158 - C4-0293/98 - 98/0108(CNS)) 383
Legislative resolution 384
(s) A4-0223/99
Proposal for a Council Regulation on the common organisation of the market in wine (COM(98)0370 - C4-0497/98 - 98/0126(CNS)) 385
Legislative resolution 386
18. Exposure of workers to explosive atmospheres ***II
A4-0155/99
Decision on common position (EC) No 13/99 adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council Directive on minimum requirements for improving the safety and health protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres (15th Individual Directive within the meaning of Article 16(1) of Council Directive 89/391/EEC) (13836/4/98 - C4-0003/99 - 95/0235(COD))
386
19. Legal aspects of electronic trading ***I
A4-0248/99
Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on certain legal aspects of electronic commerce in the internal market (COM(98)0586 - C4-0020/99 - 98/0325(COD))
389
Legislative resolution 403
20. EC-Mexico Partnership Agreement ***
A4-0220/99
Decision on the proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the Economic Partnership, Political Co-ordination and Co-operation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, on the one part, and the United Mexican States, on the other part (COM(97)0527 - 11618/97 and 11620/97 and COR 1 - C4-0023/98 - 97/0289(AVC))
404
21. Exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission *
A4-0169/99
Proposal for a Council Decision laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission (COM(98)0380 - C4-0501/98 - 98/0219(CNS))
404
Legislative resolution 411
22. Situation in Kosovo
B4-0443, 0444, 0445, 0454 and 0485/99
Resolution on Kosovo
411
23. Preparation for the European Council of 3 and 4 June 1999 - Institutional reform
(a) B4-0437, 0440 and 0442/99
Resolution on the preparation of the European Council meeting in Cologne on 3 and 4 June 1999 414
(b) B4-0428/99
Resolution on the method and timetable of the forthcoming institutional reform 416
24. East Timor
B4-0459, 0467, 0470, 0474, 0478, 0494 and 0510/99
Resolution on the situation in East Timor
418
25. Middle East peace process
B4-0460, 0479, 0486, 0488, 0495 and 0503/99
Resolution on the Middle East peace process and the 4 May 1999 deadline
420
26. Human rights
(a) B4-0461, 0473, 0475, 0480, 0496 and 0502/99
Resolution on the issue of the death penalty and a universal moratorium on capital punishment 421
(b) B4-0465, 0481, 0490, 0493 and 0509/99
Resolution on the trial of Mr Öcalan and the future of the Kurdish question in Turkey 422
(c) B4-0462, 0491 and 0506/99
Resolution on the misuse of trials in politics in Malaysia 423
(d) B4-0463, 0468, 0477, 0482, 0497 and 0504/99
Resolution on the human rights situation in Djibouti 424
(e) B4-0466, 0469, 0476, 0483, 0498 and 0501/99
Resolution on the ratification of the Statute of the International Criminal Court 425
27. Situation in the Comoros
B4-0487, 0507 and 0508/99
Resolution on the coup d'état in the Comoros
426
28. Temelín nuclear power station
B4-0457, 0464, 0484, 0489, 0499, 0500 and 0505/99
Resolution on the Czech nuclear power plant in Temelín
427
29. Schengen
B4-0429/99/rev.
Resolution on the Schengen acquis
429
30. Fixed-term work
A4-0261/99
Resolution on the Commission proposal for a Council Directive concerning the framework agreement on fixed-term work concluded by UNICE, CEEP and the ETUC (COM(99)0203 - C4-0220/99)
430
ANNEX II: Code of conduct on the implementation of structural policies by the Commission 488
(1999/C 279/05)Minutes of the sitting of Friday 7 May 1999
Part I: Proceedings of the sitting
1. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting 491
2. Documents received 491
3. Petitions 492
4. Annex VII to the Staff Regulations of officials * (procedure without report) (vote) 492
5. Staff Regulations of officials and other servants * (procedure without report) (vote) 493
6. Charging of heavy goods vehicles ***II 493
7. Recognition of qualifications for liberalised professional activities ***III (vote) 493
8. Statistics concerning trading of goods between Member States ***III (vote) 493
9. Lawful interception of telecommunications * (vote) 493
10. Insolvency practices (vote) 493
11. Charging of heavy goods vehicles ***II (vote) 494
12. Potato starch * (procedure without report) (debate and vote) 494
13. Hannover 2000 (debate and vote) 494
14. European textiles market (debate and vote) 494
15. Request for the waiver of Mr Coelho's immunity 495
16. Membership of committees 495
17. Verification of credentials 495
18. Written declarations (Rule 48) 495
19. Approval of Minutes of this sitting 495
20. Dates for next sittings 495
21. Adjournment of session 495
Part II: Texts adopted by Parliament
1. Annex VII to the Staff Regulations of officials * (procedure without report)
Proposal for a Council Regulation (ECSC, EC, Euratom) incorporating daily subsistence allowance rates for officials on mission within the European territory of the Member States of the European Union for Austria, Finland and Sweden into Article 13 annex VII to the Staff Regulations of officials of the European Communities (COM(99)0133 - C4-0226/99 - 99/0076(CNS)) 496
2. Staff Regulations of officials and other servants * (procedure without report)
Proposal for Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC, Euratom, ECSC) No 259/68 laying down the Staff Regulations of Officials of the European Communities and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the Communities (COM(99)0102 - C4-0159/99 - 99/0065(CNS)) 496
3. Recognition of qualifications for liberalised professional activities ***III
A4-0253/99
Decision on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council Directive establishing a mechanism for the recognition of qualifications in respect of the professional activities covered by the directives on liberalisation and transitional measures and supplementing the general systems for the recognition of qualifications (3612/99 - C4-0209/99 - 96/0031(COD))
496
4. Statistics concerning trading of goods between Member States ***III
A4-0226/99
Decision on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3330/91 on the statistics relating to the trading of goods between Member States with a view to reducing the data to be provided (3608/99 - C4-0172/99 - 97/0155(COD))
497
5. Lawful interception of telecommunications *
A4-0243/99
Draft Council Resolution on the lawful interception of telecommunications in relation to new technologies (10951/2/98 - C4-0052/99 - 99/0906(CNS))
498
Legislative resolution 498
6. Insolvency proceedings
A4-0234/99
Resolution on the Convention on Insolvency Proceedings of 23 November 1995
499
7. Charging of heavy goods vehicles ***II
A4-0245/99
Decision on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council Directive on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (13651/3/98 - C4-0037/99 - 96/0182(COD) - formerly 96/0182(SYN))
500
8. Potato starch * (procedure without report)
Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1868/94 establishing a quota system for the production of potato starch (COM(99)0173 - C4-0214/99 - 99/0088(CNS)) 501
9. Hannover 2000
A4-0195/99
Resolution on the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament entitled ‘EXPO 2000 Hannover' (COM(99)0131 - C4-0153/99)
501
10. European textiles market
B4-0455/99
Resolution on textile dumping by third countries
504
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
FASECommittee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defence Policy
AGRICommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development
BUDGCommittee on Budgets
ECONCommittee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy
RTDECommittee on Research, Technological Development and Energy
RELACommittee on External Economic Relations
LEGACommittee on Legal Affairs and Citizens' Rights
SOCICommittee on Social Affairs and Employment
REGICommittee on Regional Policy
TRANCommittee on Transport and Tourism
ENVICommittee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection
CULTCommittee on Culture, Youth, Education and the Media
DEVECommittee on Development and Cooperation
CIVICommittee on Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs
INSTCommittee on Institutional Affairs
CONTCommittee on Budgetary Control
FISHCommittee on Fisheries
RULECommittee on the Rules of Procedure, the Verification of Credentials and Immunities
WOMECommittee on Women's Rights
PETICommittee on Petitions
Abbreviations used for political groups
PSEGroup of the Party of the European Socialists
PPEGroup of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
ELDRGroup of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party
UPEUnion for Europe Group
GUE/NGLConfederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left
VGreen Group in the European Parliament
AREGroup of the European Radical Alliance
I-EDNGroup of Independents for a Europe of Nations
NINon-attached Members
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