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Document C2021/388/01

Minutes of the sitting of 27 May 2020

OJ C 388, 24.9.2021, p. 1–11 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

24.9.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 388/1


27 May 2020
MINUTES OF THE SITTING OF 27 MAY 2020

(2021/C 388/01)

Contents

1.

Resumption of the session 3

2.

Opening of the sitting 3

3.

Announcement by the President 3

4.

Approval of the minutes of the previous sittings 3

5.

Composition of committees and delegations 3

6.

Signing of acts adopted in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (Rule 79) 3

7.

Order of business 4

8.

Documents received 4

9.

EU Recovery package (debate) 5

10.

Delegated acts (Rule 111(2)) 5

11.

Implementing measures (Rule 112) 6

12.

Modified referrals to committees (Rule 56) 6

13.

Associated committees (Rule 57) 7

14.

Decision to draw up own-initiative reports 7

15.

Approval procedure (Rule 105) 9

16.

Change to the title of own-initiative reports 9

17.

Withdrawal of own-initiative report procedures 9

18.

Approval of minutes of the sitting 10

19.

Dates of forthcoming sittings 10

20.

Closure of the sitting 10

21.

Adjournment of the session 10
ATTENDANCE REGISTER 11

Minutes of the sitting of 27 May 2020

IN THE CHAIR: David Maria SASSOLI

President

1.   Resumption of the session

The session suspended on Friday 15 May 2020 was resumed.

2.   Opening of the sitting

The sitting opened at 13.35.

3.   Announcement by the President

The President recalled the preventive measures introduced at Parliament to enable social distancing during that part-session.

4.   Approval of the minutes of the previous sittings

The minutes of the sittings of 13 May 2020, 14 May 2020 and 15 May 2020 were approved.

5.   Composition of committees and delegations

The President had received from the ECR Group the following decision changing the composition of the committees and delegations:

Delegation for relations with India: Cristian Terheș to replace Raffaele Fitto

The decision took effect as of that day.

6.   Signing of acts adopted in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (Rule 79)

The President announced that since the adjournment of the session on 15 May 2020 he had, together with the President of the Council, signed the following acts adopted under the ordinary legislative procedure:

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the labelling of tyres with respect to fuel efficiency and other parameters, amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1222/2009 (00003/2020/LEX — C9-0085/2020 — 2018/0148(COD))

Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on providing macro-financial assistance to enlargement and neighbourhood partners in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic (00011/2020/LEX — C9-0139/2020 — 2020/0065(COD))

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum requirements for water reuse (00012/2020/LEX — C9-0130/2020 — 2018/0169(COD))

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1008/2008 on common rules for the operation of air services in the Community in view of the COVID 19 pandemic (00013/2020/LEX — C9-0144/2020 — 2020/0069(COD))

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives (EU) 2016/797 and (EU) 2016/798, as regards the extension of their transposition periods (00014/2020/LEX — C9-0143/2020 — 2020/0071(COD))

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2017/352, so as to allow the managing body of a port or the competent authority to provide flexibility in respect of the levying of port infrastructure charges in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak (00015/2020/LEX — C9-0140/2020 — 2020/0067(COD))

Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific and temporary measures in view of the COVID-19 outbreak concerning the renewal or extension of certain certificates, licences and authorisations and the postponement of certain periodic checks and periodic training in certain areas of transport legislation (00016/2020/LEX — C9-0141/2020 — 2020/0068(COD)).

7.   Order of business

The final draft agenda for that part-session (PE 653.005/PDOJ) had been distributed. No changes had been proposed.

The order of business was thus established.

8.   Documents received

The following documents had been received:

1)

from other institutions

Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2454 as regards the dates of application due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis (COM(2020)0201 — C9-0136/2020 — 2020/0084(CNS))

referred to responsible: ECON

Proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 10/2020 — Section III — Commission (N9-0018/2020 — C9-0135/2020 — 2020/2089(GBD))

referred to responsible: BUDG

Proposal for a Council decision amending Directives (EU) 2017/2455 and (EU) 2019/1995 as regards the dates of transposition and application due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis (COM(2020)0198 — C9-0137/2020 — 2020/0082(CNS))

referred to responsible: ECON

Proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 09/2020 — Section III — Commission (N9-0019/2020 — C9-0138/2020 — 2020/2090(GBD))

referred to responsible: BUDG

Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards the resources for the specific allocation for the Youth Employment Initiative (COM(2020)0206 — C9-0145/2020 — 2020/0086(COD))

The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 145(1) and Rule 146(1).

referred to responsible: REGI opinion: BUDG, EMPL, CULT

2)

from Members

Jordan Bardella. Motion for a resolution on suspending the common system of value added tax for medical masks in 2020 (B9-0152/2020)

referred to responsible: ECON opinion: ENVI

Marco Campomenosi and Elena Lizzi. Motion for a resolution on setting up a specific fund to provide funding and support to the European wine sector following the losses caused by the COVID-19 crisis (B9-0153/2020)

referred to responsible: AGRI opinion: ITRE

9.   EU Recovery package (debate)

Council and Commission statements: EU Recovery package (2020/2659(RSP))

Nikolina Brnjac (President-in-Office of the Council) and Ursula von der Leyen (President of the Commission) made the statements.

The following spoke: Manfred Weber, on behalf of the PPE Group, Iratxe García Pérez, on behalf of the S&D Group, Dacian Cioloș, on behalf of the Renew Group, Jörg Meuthen, on behalf of the ID Group, Ska Keller, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Johan Van Overtveldt, on behalf of the ECR Group, Manon Aubry, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Isabella Adinolfi, non-attached Member, Siegfried Mureșan, Brando Benifei, Valérie Hayer, Alessandro Panza, Bas Eickhout, Beata Szydło, Márton Gyöngyösi, Esther de Lange, Jens Geier, Luis Garicano, Herve Juvin, Damien Carême, Derk Jan Eppink, Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó, Esteban González Pons and Jonás Fernández.

IN THE CHAIR: Katarina BARLEY

Vice-President

The following spoke: Malik Azmani, Roman Haider, Ernest Urtasun, Carlo Fidanza, Evelyn Regner and Gerolf Annemans.

The following spoke: Maroš Šefčovič (Vice-President of the Commission) and Nikolina Brnjac.

The debate closed.

10.   Delegated acts (Rule 111(2))

The following draft delegated acts had been forwarded to Parliament:

Commission delegated regulation supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/517 of the European Parliament and of the Council by establishing the eligibility and selection criteria and the procedure for the designation of the Registry of the .eu top-level domain name (C(2020)03075 — 2020/2655(DEA))

Deadline for raising objections: 2 months from the date of receipt of 14 May 2020

referred to responsible: ITRE

Commission delegated decision amending Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards the exclusion of incoming flights from Switzerland from the EU emissions trading system (C(2020)03107 — 2020/2660(DEA))

Deadline for raising objections: 2 months from the date of receipt of 18 May 2020

referred to responsible: ENVI, ITRE (Rule 57)

Commission delegated regulation amending Annexes I and V to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals (C(2020)03114 — 2020/2658(DEA))

Deadline for raising objections: 2 months from the date of receipt of 15 May 2020

referred to responsible: ENVI

Commission delegated regulation amending for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (C(2020)03151 — 2020/2661(DEA))

Deadline for raising objections: 2 months from the date of receipt of 19 May 2020

referred to responsible: ENVI, IMCO (Rule 57)

11.   Implementing measures (Rule 112)

The following draft implementing measures falling under the regulatory procedure with scrutiny had been forwarded to Parliament:

Commission regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 2003/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to fertilisers for the purpose of including a new type of EC fertilisers in Annex I (D064714/02 — 2020/2654(RPS) — deadline: 12 August 2020)

referred to responsible: IMCO opinion: ENVI (Rule 57), AGRI (Rule 57)

Commission regulation amending Annexes II and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl in or on certain products (D064960/03 — 2020/2650(RPS) — deadline: 12 July 2020)

referred to responsible: ENVI

Commission regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD), 3-MCPD fatty acid esters and glycidyl fatty acid esters in certain foods (D066084/02 — 2020/2651(RPS) — deadline: 12 August 2020)

referred to responsible: ENVI

Commission regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 as regards maximum levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in traditionally smoked meat and smoked meat products and traditionally smoked fish and smoked fishery products and establishing a maximum level of PAHs in powders of food of plant origin used for the preparation of beverages (D066085/02 — 2020/2652(RPS) — deadline: 12 August 2020)

referred to responsible: ENVI

Commission regulation amending and correcting Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food (D066086/02 — 2020/2653(RPS) — deadline: 12 August 2020)

referred to responsible: ENVI.

12.   Modified referrals to committees (Rule 56)

A statute for European cross-border associations and non-profit organisations (2020/2026(INL))

referred to responsible: JURI opinion: EMPL, LIBE

13.   Associated committees (Rule 57)

(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 7 May 2020)

EMPL Committee

A strong social Europe for Just Transition — Communication from the Commission (2020/2084(INI))

(opinion: CULT (Rule 57), FEMM)

ENVI Committee

New Circular Economy Action Plan (2020/2077(INI))

(opinion: INTA, EMPL, ITRE (Rule 57), IMCO (Rule 57), TRAN, AGRI)

Shortage of medicines — how to address an emerging problem (2020/2071(INI))

(opinion: DEVE, INTA, EMPL, ITRE (Rule 57), TRAN, JURI)

Establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 (European Climate Law) (COM(2020)0080 — C9-0077/2020 — 2020/0036(COD))

(opinion: ECON, EMPL, ITRE (Rule 57), TRAN, REGI, AGRI)

Stepping up EU Action to Protect and Restore the World's Forests (2019/2156(INI))

(opinion: DEVE (Rule 57), INTA, ITRE, REGI, AGRI (Rule 57))

ITRE Committee

A New Industrial Strategy for Europe (2020/2076(INI))

(opinion: INTA, EMPL, ENVI (Rule 57), IMCO, REGI, JURI)

JURI Committee

Challenges of sport events' organisers in the digital environment (2020/2073(INL))

(opinion: CULT (Rule 57))

LIBE Committee

The Establishment of an EU Mechanism on Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights (2020/2072(INL))

(opinion: JURI (Rule 57), AFCO)

REGI Committee

Establishing the Just Transition Fund (COM(2020)0022 — C9-0007/2020 — 2020/0006(COD))

(opinion: BUDG (Rule 57), ECON (Rule 57), EMPL (Rule 57), ENVI (Rule 57), ITRE (Rule 57), TRAN, AGRI)

14.   Decision to draw up own-initiative reports

Decision to draw up own-initiative reports (Rule 47) (Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 7 May 2020)

JURI Committee

Challenges of sport events' organisers in the digital environment (2020/2073(INL))

(opinion: CULT (Rule 57))

LIBE Committee

The Establishment of an EU Mechanism on Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights (2020/2072(INL))

(opinion: JURI (Rule 57), AFCO)

Decision to draw up own-initiative reports (Rule 54) (Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 7 May 2020)

AFCO Committee

Stocktaking of European elections (2020/2088(INI))

AGRI Committee

Implementation report on on-farm animal welfare (2020/2085(INI))

(opinion: ENVI)

ECON Committee

The review of the macroeconomic legislative framework for a better impact on Europe's real economy and improved transparency of decision-making and democratic accountability (2020/2075(INI))

(opinion: AFCO)

Economic policies of the euro area 2020 (2020/2078(INI))

EMPL Committee

Implementation of Council Directive 2000/78/EC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation in light of the UNCRPD (2020/2086(INI))

(opinion: LIBE, FEMM, PETI)

Employment and social policies of the euro area 2020 (2020/2079(INI))

A strong social Europe for Just Transition — Communication from the Commission (2020/2084(INI))

(opinion: CULT (Rule 57), FEMM)

ENVI Committee

Shortage of medicines — how to address an emerging problem (2020/2071(INI))

(opinion: DEVE, INTA, EMPL, ITRE (Rule 57), TRAN, JURI)

New Circular Economy Action Plan (2020/2077(INI))

(opinion: INTA, EMPL, ITRE (Rule 57), IMCO (Rule 57), TRAN, AGRI)

ITRE Committee

Maximising the energy efficiency potential of the EU building stock (2020/2070(INI))

(opinion: ENVI)

A New Industrial Strategy for Europe (2020/2076(INI))

(opinion: INTA, EMPL, ENVI (Rule 57), IMCO, REGI, JURI)

REGI Committee

Cohesion Policy and regional environment strategies in the fight against climate change (2020/2074(INI))

(opinion: ENVI, ITRE, TRAN, AGRI)

Review of the European Union Solidarity Fund (2020/2087(INI))

(opinion: BUDG)

Decision to draw up own-initiative reports (Rule 118) (Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 7 May 2020)

AFET Committee

Proposal for a recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on relations with Belarus (2020/2081(INI))

Recommendation to the Council and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy concerning the Implementation and governance of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) (2020/2080(INI))

(opinion: AFCO)

15.   Approval procedure (Rule 105)

Reports with a motion for a non-legislative resolution (consent procedure) (Rule 105(2)) (Following notification by the Conference of Committee Chairs on 10 March 2020)

 

PECH Committee

The sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and its Implementing Protocol (2020-2026) between the European Union and the Republic of Seychelles (2020/0002M(NLE) — 2020/0002(NLE))

(opinion: DEVE, BUDG)

LIBE Committee

Determination of a clear risk of a serious breach by the Republic of Poland of the rule of law (2017/0360R(NLE) — 2017/0360(NLE))

(opinion: AFCO, FEMM)

16.   Change to the title of own-initiative reports

(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 7 May 2020)

ENVI Committee

New title: The EU's role in protecting and restoring the world's forests (2019/2156(INI))

17.   Withdrawal of own-initiative report procedures

(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 7 May 2020)

EMPL Committee

Mid-term evaluation of the EaSi Programme (EaSI) (2019/2203(INI))

18.   Approval of minutes of the sitting

In accordance with Rule 202(3), the minutes of the sitting would be submitted for approval by Parliament at the start of the afternoon of the next sitting.

19.   Dates of forthcoming sittings

The next sittings would be held on 17 June 2020 and 18 June 2020.

20.   Closure of the sitting

The sitting closed at 15.10.

21.   Adjournment of the session

The session of the European Parliament was adjourned.

Klaus Welle

Secretary-General

David Maria Sassoli

President


27 May 2020

Present:

Adinolfi Isabella, Angel Marc, Annemans Gerolf, Ansip Andrus, Arena Maria, Aubry Manon, Azmani Malik, Balt Marek Paweł, Barley Katarina, Băsescu Traian, Bay Nicolas, Beck Gunnar, Beghin Tiziana, Bellamy François-Xavier, Benifei Brando, Berger Stefan, Bischoff Gabriele, Bizzotto Mara, Bloss Michael, Borchia Paolo, Botoș Vlad-Marius, Boyer Gilles, Brudziński Joachim Stanisław, Buchheit Markus, Campomenosi Marco, Cañas Jordi, Canfin Pascal, Carême Damien, Casa David, Caspary Daniel, Castaldo Fabio Massimo, Ceccardi Susanna, Cerdas Sara, Chahim Mohammed, Chaibi Leila, Chastel Olivier, Colin-Oesterlé Nathalie, Comín i Oliveres Antoni, Corrao Ignazio, Czarnecki Ryszard, Daly Clare, Danti Nicola, De Meo Salvatore, Deli Andor, De Man Filip, Demirel Özlem, Dorfmann Herbert, Düpont Lena, Durá Ferrandis Estrella, Durand Pascal, Dzhambazki Angel, Eppink Derk Jan, Eroglu Engin, Ferber Markus, Fernández Jonás, Ferrandino Giuseppe, Ferrara Laura, Fidanza Carlo, Flego Valter, Frankowski Tomasz, Franz Romeo, Freund Daniel, Gancia Gianna, García Muñoz Isabel, Gardiazabal Rubial Eider, Garicano Luis, Geier Jens, Giarrusso Dino, Glück Andreas, Goerens Charles, González Pons Esteban, Gozi Sandro, Grant Valentino, Grapini Maria, Griset Catherine, Grošelj Klemen, Gyöngyösi Márton, Haider Roman, Hansen Christophe, Hayer Valérie, Herbst Niclas, Holmgren Pär, Hristov Ivo, Hübner Danuta Maria, in 't Veld Sophia, Jahr Peter, Jongerius Agnes, Juvin Herve, Kammerevert Petra, Keller Ska, Kempa Beata, Kohut Łukasz, Kopcińska Joanna, Körner Moritz, Kountoura Elena, Kovařík Ondřej, Krah Maximilian, Kuhs Joachim, Kuźmiuk Zbigniew, Lacapelle Jean-Lin, Lamberts Philippe, Lange Bernd, de Lange Esther, Laporte Hélène, Larrouturou Pierre, Lexmann Miriam, Limmer Sylvia, Lins Norbert, Loiseau Nathalie, Løkkegaard Morten, López Javi, López-Istúriz White Antonio, Lutgen Benoît, McAllister David, Manders Antonius, Mariani Thierry, Marques Pedro, Martusciello Fulvio, Matias Marisa, Mazurek Beata, Metsola Roberta, Meuthen Jörg, Montserrat Dolors, Moreno Sánchez Javier, Moretti Alessandra, Możdżanowska Andżelika Anna, Mureșan Siegfried, Nagtegaal Caroline, Nienaß Niklas, Oetjen Jan-Christoph, Olivier Philippe, Paet Urmas, Pagazaurtundúa Maite, Panza Alessandro, Pedicini Piernicola, Peeters Kris, Pelletier Anne-Sophie, Pereira Lídia, Picierno Pina, Picula Tonino, Pieper Markus, Pîslaru Dragoș, Ponsatí Obiols Clara, Poręba Tomasz Piotr, Procaccini Nicola, Puigdemont i Casamajó Carles, Rafalska Elżbieta, Regner Evelyn, Reil Guido, Ressler Karlo, Ries Frédérique, Rinaldi Antonio Maria, Riquet Dominique, Rookmaker Dorien, Roos Robert, Ruiz Devesa Domènec, Rzońca Bogdan, Salini Massimiliano, Sánchez Amor Nacho, Sardone Silvia, Schulze Sven, Schuster Joachim, Schwab Andreas, Séjourné Stéphane, Semedo Monica, Silva Pereira Pedro, Sippel Birgit, Sofo Vincenzo, Solís Pérez Susana, Sonneborn Martin, Spurek Sylwia, Spyraki Maria, Ștefănuță Nicolae, Stegrud Jessica, Strugariu Ramona, Szydło Beata, Tang Paul, Tarabella Marc, Terras Riho, Tobiszowski Grzegorz, Toom Yana, Tudorache Dragoș, Urtasun Ernest, Ušakovs Nils, Van Brempt Kathleen, Vandendriessche Tom, Van Overtveldt Johan, Vautmans Hilde, Vedrenne Marie-Pierre, Verheyen Sabine, Verhofstadt Guy, Vincze Loránt, Wallace Mick, Waszczykowski Witold Jan, Wieland Rainer, Wiseler-Lima Isabel, Wölken Tiemo, Wolters Lara, Yoncheva Elena, Zacharopoulou Chrysoula, Zambelli Stefania, Zoido Álvarez Juan Ignacio

Excused:

Al-Sahlani Abir, Maldeikienė Aušra, Søgaard-Lidell Linea

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, a remote voting system had been introduced (see Bureau Decision of 20 March 2020 supplementing its Decision of 3 May 2004 on rules governing voting). The Members who voted are listed in the document ‘Results of roll-call votes’, which is annexed to the Minutes of the sitting and available on Parliament's website.


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