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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

 

2004-2005 SESSION

 

Monday 19 April 2004

2004/C 104E/1

MINUTES

1

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Resumption of session

Announcement by the President

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Membership of Parliament

Membership of political groups

Membership of committees and delegations

Verification of credentials

Calendar 2005

Documents received

Petitions

Transfers of appropriations

Texts of agreements forwarded by the Council

Action taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

Order of business

EC-United States agreement on PNR data

Respect for and promotion of the values on which the Union is based (debate)

Cooperation on consumer protection ***I — Consumer credit ***I — Unfair business-toconsumer commercial practices ***I (debate)

Residue levels of pesticides in plant and animal products ***I (debate)

Modernising company law and enhancing corporate governance (debate)

Single payment area (debate)

Security of natural gas supply ***I — Access to gas transmission networks ***I (debate)

Eco-design requirements for Energy-Using Products ***I (debate)

Communication of common positions of the Council

Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading ***I (debate)

Batteries and accumulators ***I (debate)

Integrated product policy (debate)

Coordination of social security systems ***II (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

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ANNEX I

25

 

Tuesday 20 April 2004

2004/C 104E/2

MINUTES

26

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Membership of Parliament

Membership of committees and delegations

Vote on request for urgent procedure

Safety at sea (debate)

Charging HGVs for infrastructure ***I (debate)

Social legislation relating to road transport ***I (debate)

Minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network ***II (debate)

Agenda

Voting time

Wider Europe — New Neighbourhood policy * (Rule 110a) (final vote)

Tax reductions on energy products in Cyprus * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Electronic road toll systems ***II (Rule 110a) (vote)

Community Customs Code***I (Rule 110a) (vote)

European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation *** (Rule 110a) (vote)

Local border traffic at the external land borders * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Local border traffic at the temporary external land borders * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Information and co-ordination of migration management services * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Place of supply of services * (Rule 110a) (vote)

European Space Agency * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the Visa Information System (VIS) * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Irish and UK initiatives on a European Police College * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Appointment of a member of the ECB Executive Board (Rule 110a) (vote)

Impact of Community regulations (Rule 110a) (vote)

Equal opportunities for the disabled (Rule 110a) (vote)

Coordination of social security systems ***II (vote)

Minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network ***II (vote)

Quality of ambient air ***I (vote)

Cooperation on consumer protection ***I (vote)

Consumer credit ***I (vote)

Unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices ***I (vote)

Residue levels of pesticides in plant and animal products ***I (vote)

Security of natural gas supply ***I (vote)

Access to gas transmission networks ***I (vote)

Eco-design requirements for Energy-Using Products ***I (vote)

Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading ***I (vote)

Batteries and accumulators ***I (vote)

Charging HGVs for infrastructure ***I (vote)

Social legislation relating to road transport ***I (vote)

European Refugee Fund 2005-2010 * (vote)

Thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste (vote)

Respect for and promotion of the values on which the Union is based (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes

Address by Mr Barnier

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

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Documents received

Written declarations (Rule 51)

Policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013 (debate)

Third report on economic and social cohesion (debate)

Commission's annual policy strategy for 2005 (debate)

Parliament's preliminary estimates for 2005 (debate)

Eurostat — 2002 discharge: Section III of the general budget — 2002 discharge: 6th, 7th and 8th EDF — 2002 discharge: Sections II, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII of the general budget — 2002 discharge: Section I of the general budget — 2002 discharge: decentralised agencies — 2002 discharge: ECSC (debate)

Agenda

Application for membership from Croatia (Commission communication)

Question Time (Commission)

Eurostat — 2002 discharge: Section III of the general budget — 2002 discharge: 6th, 7th and 8th EDF — 2002 discharge: Sections II, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII of the general budget — 2002 discharge: Section I of the general budget — 2002 discharge: decentralised agencies — 2002 discharge: ECSC (continuation of debate)

EC-USA agreement on PNR * (debate)

Freedom of expression and information (debate)

Stamping of travel documents * (debate)

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction * (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

51

ANNEX I

53

ANNEX II

81

TEXTS ADOPTED

127

P5_TA(2004)0278Wider Europe — New Neighbourhood policy *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision amending Decision 2000/24/EC to take into account the enlargement of European Union and the EU's Wider Europe - New Neighbourhood policy (COM(2003) 603 — C5-0501/2003 — 2003/0232(CNS))

127

P5_TA(2004)0279Tax reductions on energy products in Cyprus *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2003/96/EC as regards the possibility for Cyprus to apply, in respect of energy products and electricity, temporary exemptions or reductions in the levels of taxation (COM(2004) 185 — C5-0175/2004 — 2004/0067(CNS))

127

P5_TA(2004)0280Electronic road toll systems ***IIEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position for adopting a European Parliament and Council directive on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community (6277/1/2004 — C5-0163/2004 — 2003/0081(COD))

128

P5_TA(2004)0281Community Customs Code ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (COM(2003) 452 — C5-0345/2003 — 2003/0167(COD))

129

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0167Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No .../2004 amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code

129

P5_TA(2004)0282European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation ***European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion by the European Community of the Protocol on the accession of the European Community to the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) (5747/2004 — COM(2003) 555 — C5-0065/2004 — 2003/0214(AVC))

137

P5_TA(2004)0283Local border traffic at the external land borders *European Parliament legislative resolution on the Commission proposal for adoption of a Council regulation on the establishment of a regime of local border traffic at the external land borders between Member States (COM(2003) 502 — C5-0442/2003 — 2003/0193(CNS))

137

P5_TA(2004)0284Local border traffic at the temporary external land borders *European Parliament legislative resolution on the Commission proposal for adoption of a Council regulation on the establishment of a regime of local border traffic at the temporary external land borders between Member States (COM(2003) 502 — C5-0443/2003 — 2003/0194(CNS))

140

P5_TA(2004)0285Web-based information and coordination network *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision establishing a secure web-based Information and Coordination Network for Member States' Migration Management Services (COM(2003) 727 — C5-0612/2003 — 2003/0284(CNS))

141

P5_TA(2004)0286Place of supply of services *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC as regards the place of supply of services (COM(2003) 822 — C5-0026/2004 — 2003/0329(CNS))

143

P5_TA(2004)02102European Space Agency *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Framework Agreement between the European Community and the European Space Agency (COM(2004) 85/2 — C5-0099/2004 — 2004/0028(CNS))

143

P5_TA(2004)0288European Police College *European Parliament legislative resolution on the initiative of Ireland with a view to adopting a Council Decision amending Decision 2000/820/JHA establishing a European Police College (CEPOL) (15400/2003 — C5-0001/2004 — 2004/0801(CNS))

144

P5_TA(2004)0289European Police College *European Parliament legislative resolution on the initiative of the United Kingdom with a view to the adoption of a Council Decision amending Decision 2000/820/JHA establishing a European Police College (CEPOL) (5121/2004 — C5-0040/2004 — 2004/0802(CNS))

145

P5_TA(2004)0290Appointment of a member of the ECB Executive Board *European Parliament decision on the draft recommendation of the Council concerning the appointment of Mr José Manuel González-Páramo as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (6315/2004 — C5-0176/2004 — 2004/0808(CNS))

146

P5_TA(2004)0291Impact of Community regulationsEuropean Parliament resolution on assessment of the impact of Community legislation and the consultation procedures 2003/2079(INI))

146

P5_TA(2004)0292Equal opportunities for the disabledEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — Equal opportunities for people with disabilities: A European Action Plan (COM(2003) 650 — C5-0039/2004 — 2004/2004(INI))

148

P5_TA(2004)0293Coordination of social security systems ***IIEuropean 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 the coordination of social security systems (15577/6/2003 — C5-0043/2004 — 1998/0360(COD))

153

P5_TC2-COD(1998)0360Position of the European Parliament adopted at second reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No .../2004 on the coordination of social security systems

153

ANNEX IADVANCES OF MAINTENANCE PAYMENTS AND SPECIAL CHILDBIRTH AND ADOPTION ALLOWANCES (Article 1(z))

193

ANNEX IIPROVISIONS OF CONVENTIONS WHICH REMAIN IN FORCE AND WHICH, WHERE APPLICABLE, ARE RESTRICTED TO THE PERSONS COVERED THEREBY (Article 8(1))

194

ANNEX IIIRESTRICTION OF RIGHTS TO BENEFITS IN KIND FOR MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY OF A FRONTIER WORKER (Article 18(2))

194

ANNEX IVMORE RIGHTS FOR PENSIONERS RETURNING TO THE COMPETENT MEMBER STATE (Article 27(2))

194

ANNEX VMORE RIGHTS FOR FORMER FRONTIER WORKERS WHO RETURN TO THEIR PREVIOUS MEMBER STATE OF ACTIVITY AS AN EMPLOYED OR SELF-EMPLOYED PERSON (APPLICABLE ONLY IF THE MEMBER STATE IN WHICH THE COMPETENT INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COSTS OF THE BENEFITS IN KIND PROVIDED TO THE PENSIONER IN HIS MEMBER STATE OF RESIDENCE IS SITUATED ALSO APPEARS ON THE LIST) (Article 28(2))

195

ANNEX VIIDENTIFICATION OF TYPE A LEGISLATION WHICH SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO SPECIAL COORDINATION (Article 44(1))

195

ANNEX VIICONCORDANCE BETWEEN THE LEGISLATIONS OF MEMBER STATES ON CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE DEGREE OF INVALIDITY (Article 46(3) of the Regulation)

196

ANNEX VIIICASES IN WHICH THE INDEPENDENT BENEFIT IS EQUAL TO OR HIGHER THAN THE PRO-RATA BENEFIT (Article 52(4))

200

ANNEX IXBENEFITS AND AGREEMENTS WHICH ALLOW THE APPLICATION OF ARTICLE 54

201

ANNEX XSPECIAL NON-CONTRIBUTORY CASH BENEFITS (Article 70(2)(c))

202

ANNEX XISPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE LEGISLATION OF THE MEMBER STATES (Articles 51(3), 56(1) and 83)

203

P5_TA(2004)0294Minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network ***IIEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position for adopting a European Parliament and Council directive on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network (5238/1/2004 — C5-0118/2004 — 2002/0309(COD))

203

P5_TA(2004)0295Quality of ambient air ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air (COM(2003) 423 — C5-0331/2003 — 2003/0164(COD))

204

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0164Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Directive 2004/.../EC relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air

204

ANNEX ITARGET VALUES FOR ARSENIC, CADMIUM, NICKEL AND BENZO(A)PYRENE

212

ANNEX IIDETERMINATION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSESSMENT OF CONCENTRATIONS OF ARSENIC, CADMIUM, NICKEL AND BENZO(A)PYRENE IN AMBIENT AIR WITHIN A ZONE OR AGGLOMERATION

213

ANNEX IIILOCATION AND MINIMUM NUMBER OF SAMPLING POINTS FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF CONCENTRATIONS IN AMBIENT AIR AND DEPOSITION RATES

213

ANNEX IVDATA QUALITY OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR QUALITY MODELS

215

ANNEX VREFERENCE METHODS FOR ASSESSMENT OF CONCENTRATIONS IN AMBIENT AIR AND DEPOSITION RATES

217

P5_TA(2004)0296Cooperation on consumer protection ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (the regulation on consumer protection cooperation) (COM(2003) 443 — C5-0335/2003 — 2003/0162(COD))

218

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0162Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (the regulation on consumer protection cooperation)

218

ANNEX ILIST OF DIRECTIVES AND REGULATIONS COVERED BY ARTICLE 3(a)

231

TA(2004)0297Consumer credit ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the harmonisation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning credit for consumers (COM(2002) 443 — C5-0420/2002 — 2002/0222(COD))

233

P5_TC1-COD(2002)0222Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of Directive 2004/.../EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning credit for consumers

233

ANNEX ITHE BASIC EQUATION EXPRESSING THE EQUIVALENCE OF DRAWDOWNS ON THE ONE HAND AND REPAYMENTS AND CHARGES ON THE OTHER

249

ANNEX IIEXAMPLES OF CALCULATION OF THE ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE OF CHARGE

250

P5_TA(2004)0298Unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices in the Internal Market and amending Directives 84/450/EEC, 97/7/EC and 98/27/EC (the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive) (COM(2003) 356 — C5-0288/2003 — 2003/0134(COD))

260

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0134Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Directive 2004/.../EC concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices in the Internal Market and amending Directives 84/450/EEC, 97/7/EC and 98/27/EC (the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive)

261

ANNEX 1COMMERCIAL PRACTICES, WHICH ARE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES CONSIDERED UNFAIR

274

ANNEX 2COMMUNITY LAW PROVISIONS SETTING OUT RULES FOR ADVERTISING AND COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATION

276

P5_TA(2004)0299Residue levels of pesitcides in plant and animal products ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation on on maximum residue levels of pesticides in products of plant and animal origin (COM(2003) 117 — C5-0108/2003 — 2003/0052(COD))

278

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0052Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on maximum residue levels of pesticides in products of plant and animal origin

278

ANNEXES

302

P5_TA(2004)0300Security of natural gas supply ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on amendment of the legal basis and on the general orientation of the Council with a view to adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to safeguard security of natural gas supply (15769/2003 — C5-0027/2004 — 2002/0220(COD))

304

P5_TA(2004)0301Access to gas transmission networks ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation on conditions for access to the gas transmission networks (COM(2003) 741 — C5-0644/2003 — 2003/0302(COD))

305

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0302Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No .../2004 on conditions for access to the gas transmission networks

306

ANNEXGUIDELINES ON THIRD PARTY ACCESS SERVICE

316

P5_TA(2004)0302Eco-design requirements for energy-using products ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a framework for the setting of Eco-design requirements for Energy-Using Products and amending Council Directive 92/42/EEC (COM(2003) 453 — C5-0369/2003 — 2003/0172(COD))

319

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0172Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Directive 2004/.../EC on establishing a framework for the setting of Eco-design requirements for Energy-Using Products and amending Council Directive 92/42/EEC

320

ANNEX IMETHODS FOR SETTING GENERIC ECO-DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

338

ANNEX IIMETHOD FOR SETTING THE LEVEL OF SPECIFIC ECO-DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

341

ANNEX IIICE MARKINGS

343

ANNEX IVINTERNAL DESIGN CONTROL

343

ANNEX VDECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

344

ANNEX VICONTENTS OF THE IMPLEMENTING MEASURES

344

ANNEX VIIMINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELF-REGULATORY INITIATIVES IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS DIRECTIVE

345

P5_TA(2004)0303Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending the Directive establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in respect of the Kyoto Protocol's project mechanisms (COM(2003) 403 — C5-0355/2003 — 2003/0173(COD))

346

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0173Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of Directive 2004/.../EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in respect of the Kyoto Protocol's project mechanisms

347

P5_TA(2004)0304Batteries and accumulators ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on batteries and accumulators and spent batteries and accumulators (COM(2003) 723 — C5-0563/2003 — 2003/0282(COD))

354

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0282Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Directive 2004/.../EC on batteries and accumulators and spent batteries and accumulators

355

ANNEX IMONITORING OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE COLLECTION TARGETS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 13

370

ANNEX IISYMBOL FOR THE MARKING OF BATTERIES, ACCUMULATORS AND BATTERY PACKS FOR SEPARATE COLLECTION

370

ANNEX IIIBATTERIES AND ACCUMULATORS IN APPLICATIONS EXEMPTED FROM THE PROHIBITION IN ARTICLE 4(1)

370

ANNEX IVLIST OF THE CATEGORIES OF APPLIANCE EXCLUDED FROM THE SCOPE OF ARTICLE 5

371

P5_TA(2004)0305Charging HGVs for infrastructure ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (COM(2003) 448 — C5-0351/2003 — 2003/0175(COD))

371

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0175Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of Directive 2004/.../EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures

372

ANNEX I

381

ANNEX II

382

P5_TA(2004)0306Social legislation relating to road transport ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on minimum conditions for the implementation of Directive 2002/15/EC and Council Regulations (EEC) Nos 3820/85 and 3821/85 concerning social legislation relating to road transport activities (COM(2003) 628 — C5-0601/2003 — 2003/0255(COD))

385

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0255Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 20 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Directive 2004/..../EC on minimum conditions for the implementation of Directive 2002/15/EC and Council Regulations (EEC) Nos 3820/85 and 3821/85 concerning social legislation relating to road transport activities

385

ANNEX I

394

ANNEX II

395

P5_TA(2004)0307European Refugee Fund 2005-2010 *European Parliament legislative resolution on the Commission proposal for a Council decision establishing the European Refugee Fund for the period 2005-2010 (COM(2004) 102 — C5-0096/2004 — 2004/0032(CNS))

395

P5_TA(2004)0308Waste prevention and recyclingEuropean Parliament resolution on the communication from the Commission: Towards a thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste (COM(2003) 301 — C5-0385/2003 — 2003/2145(INI))

401

P5_TA(2004)0309Respect for and promotion of the values on which the Union is basedEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the Commission communication on Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union: Respect for and promotion of the values on which the Union is based (COM(2003) 606 — C5-0594/2003 — 2003/2249(INI))

408

 

Wednesday 21 April 2004

2004/C 104E/3

MINUTES

412

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Documents received

Decisions concerning certain documents

Cyprus (statements followed by debate)

Situation in the Middle East (statements followed by debate)

Transatlantic relations (statements followed by debate)

Announcement by the President (allegations of fraud)

Voting time

2005 EP part-sessions calendar (vote)

EC-USA agreement on PNR (request for an opinion from the Court of Justice) (vote)

Official welcome

Voting time (continued)

Freedom of expression and information (decision on voting procedure)

Common rules for carriage of goods by road ***I (Rule 110a) (vote)

Quality of fresh water needed for fish ***I (Rule 110a) (vote)

UNECE specifications for motor fuels *** (Rule 110a) (vote)

UNECE regulation to protect motor vehicles against unauthorised use *** (Rule 110a) (vote)

UNECE regulation on tyre rolling noise *** (Rule 110a) (vote)

Re-exportation and re-dispatch of products covered by the specific supply arrangements * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Interest and royalty payments made between associated companies of different Member States * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Community participation in the European Audiovisual Observatory ***I (Rule 110a) (vote)

WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control * (Rule 110) (vote)

Fruit jams, jellies and marmalades * (Rule 110a) (vote)

2002 discharge: decentralised agencies (Rule 110a) (vote)

2002 discharge: ECSC (Rule 110a) (vote)

Development of the trans-European transport network ***II (vote)

Agricultural holdings after enlargement ***I (vote)

Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE) ***I (vote)

EC-USA agreement on PNR * (vote)

Stamping of travel documents * (vote)

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction * (vote)

2002 discharge: Section III of the general budget (vote)

2002 discharge: 6th, 7th and 8th EDF (vote)

2002 discharge: Sections II, IV, V, VI,VII and VIII of the general budget (vote)

2002 discharge: Section I of the general budget (vote)

Modernising company law and enhancing corporate governance (vote)

Cyprus (vote)

Single payment area (vote)

Integrated product policy (vote)

Safety at sea (vote)

Agenda

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Official welcome

Transatlantic relations (continuation of debate)

Situation in Pakistan (debate)

Human rights in 2003 and EU policy (debate)

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

European Capital of Culture event for the years 2005 to 2019 ***I (debate)

Agenda

Transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass) ***I (debate)

Motion of censure (debate)

Development of the Community's railways ***III — Railway safety ***III — Interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system ***III — European Railway Agency ***III (debate)

Programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship ***I (debate)

More accessible digital content ***I (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

437

ANNEX I

439

ANNEX II

456

TEXTS ADOPTED

545

P5_TA(2004)0310Common rules for carriage of goods by road ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the establishment of common rules for certain types of carriage of goods by road (codified version) (COM(2004) 47 — C5-0055/2004 — 2004/0017(COD))

545

P5_TA(2004)0311Quality of fresh water needed for fish ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the quality of fresh waters needing protection or improvement in order to support fish life (codified version) (COM(2004) 19 — C5-0038/2004 — 2004/0002(COD))

545

P5_TA(2004)0312UNECE specifications for motor fuels ***European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council Decision on the position of the European Community on the draft Regulation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on the adoption of uniform technical prescriptions concerning the burning behaviour of materials used in the interior construction of certain categories of motor vehicles (COM(2003) 630 — 5049/2004 — C5-0106/2004 — 2003/0247(AVC))

546

P5_TA(2004)0313UNECE regulation to protect motor vehicles against unauthorised use ***European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the position of the European Community on the draft Regulation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe concerning the adoption of uniform technical prescriptions relating to the protection of motor vehicles against unauthorised use (COM(2003) 632 — 5048/2004 — C5-0105/2004 — 2003/0248(AVC))

547

P5_TA(2004)0314UNECE regulation on tyre rolling noise ***European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the position of the European Community on the draft Regulation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on the adoption of uniform prescriptions for the type approval of tyres with respect to tyre rolling noise (COM(2003) 635 — 5047/2004 — C5-0107/2004 — 2003/0254(AVC))

547

P5_TA(2004)0315Re-exportation and re-dispatch of products covered by the specific supply arrangements *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulations (EC) No 1452/2001, (EC) No 1453/2001 and (EC) No 1454/2001 as regards the conditions for the re-exportation and re-dispatch of products covered by the specific supply arrangements (COM(2004) 155 — C5-0129/2004 — 2004/0051(CNS))

548

P5_TA(2004)0316Interest and royalty payments made between associated companies of different Member States *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2003/49/EC as regards the possibility for certain Member States to apply transitional periods for the application of a common system of taxation applicable to interest and royalty payments made between associated companies of different Member States (COM(2004) 243 — C5-0187/2004 — 2004/0076(CNS))

548

P5_TA(2004)0317Community participation in the European Audiovisual Observatory ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision amending Council Decision 1999/784/EC concerning Community participation in the European Audiovisual Observatory (COM(2003) 763 — C5-0622/2003 — 2003/0293(COD))

549

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0293Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 21 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Decision No .../2004/EC amending Council Decision 1999/784/EC concerning Community participation in the European Audiovisual Observatory

550

P5_TA(2004)0318WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision concerning the conclusion of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (COM(2003) 807 — C5-0028/2004 — 2003/0316(CNS))

551

P5_TA(2004)0319Fruit jams, jellies and marmalades *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2001/113/EC relating to fruit jams, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut purée intended for human consumption (COM(2004) 151 — C5-0128/2004 — 2004/0052(CNS))

552

P5_TA(2004)0320Discharge 2002: European Agency for Reconstruction

553

1.   European Parliament decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Agency for Reconstruction for the financial year 2002 (C5-0632/2003 — 2003/2242(DEC))

553

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Agency for Reconstruction in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0632/2003 — 2003/2242(DEC))

554

P5_TA(2004)0321Discharge 2002: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

559

1.   European Parliament decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0636/2003 — 2003/2246(DEC))

559

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0636/2003 — 2003/2246(DEC))

560

P5_TA(2004)0322Discharge 2002: European Environment Agency

564

1.   European Parliament decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Environment Agency in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0635/2003 — 2003/2245(DEC))

564

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Environment Agency in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0635/2003 — 2003/2245(DEC))

565

P5_TA(2004)0323Discharge 2002: European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products

570

1.   European Parliament decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0638/2003 — 2003/2255(DEC))

570

2.   European parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0638/2003 — 2003/2255(DEC))

571

P5_TA(2004)0324Discharge 2002: Translation Centre

576

1.   European Parliament decision on the discharge to the Director of the Translation Centre for the bodies of the European Union in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0637/2003 — 2003/2247(DEC))

576

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision on the discharge to the Director of the Translation Centre for the bodies of the European Union in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0637/2003 — 2003/2247(DEC))

576

P5_TA(2004)0325Discharge 2002: Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

581

1.   European Parliament decision on the discharge to the Director of the Centre for the Development of Vocational Training in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0630/2003 — 2003/2240(DEC))

581

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision on the discharge to the Director of the Centre for the Development of Vocational Training in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0630/2003 — 2003/2240(DEC))

582

P5_TA(2004)0326Discharge 2002: Eurojust

587

1.   European Parliament decision on the discharge to the Director of Eurojust in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0662/2003 — 2003/2256(DEC))

587

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision on the discharge to the Director of Eurojust in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0662/2003 — 2003/2256(DEC))

588

P5_TA(2004)0327Discharge 2002: European Training Foundation

592

1.   European Parliament decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Training Foundation in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0641/2003 — 2003/2259(DEC))

592

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Training Foundation in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0641/2003 — 2003/2259(DEC))

593

P5_TA(2004)0328Discharge 2002: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

598

1.   European Parliament decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0631/2003 — 2003/2241(DEC))

598

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision on the discharge to the Director of European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0631/2003 — 2003/2241(DEC))

599

P5_TA(2004)0329Discharge 2002: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

603

1.   European Parliament decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0634/2003 — 2003/2244 (DEC))

603

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0634/2003 — 2003/2244 (DEC))

604

P5_TA(2004)0330Discharge 2002: European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia

609

1.   European Parliament decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0633/2003 — 2003/2243(DEC))

609

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision on the discharge to the Director of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2002 (C5-0633/2003 — 2003/2243(DEC))

610

P5_TA(2004)03312002 discharge: ECSC

615

1.   European Parliament decision concerning discharge for the financial management of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) for the financial year ended 23 July 2002 (C5-0646/2003 — 2003/2218(DEC))

615

2.   European parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision concerning discharge for the financial management of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) for the financial year ended 23 July 2002 (C5-0646/2003 — 2003/2218(DEC))

615

P5_TA(2004)0332Development of the trans-European transport network ***IIEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the Council common position for adopting a European Parliament and Council decision amending Decision No 1692/96/EC on Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network (5762/1/2004 — C5-0184/2004 — 2001/0229(COD))

619

P5_TA(2004)0333Community surveys on agricultural holdings after enlargement ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 571/88 on the organisation of Community surveys on the structure of agricultural holdings after enlargement (COM(2003) 605 — C5-0477/2003 — 2003/0234(COD))

620

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0234Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 21 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No .../2004 amending, as a result of enlargement, Council Regulation (EEC) No 571/88 on the organisation of Community surveys on the structure of agricultural holdings

621

P5_TA(2004)0334Financial instrument for the Environment (LIFE) ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1655/2000 concerning the Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE) (COM(2003) 667 — C5-0527/2003 — 2003/0260(COD))

622

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0260Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 21 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council regulation (EC) No .../2004 amending Regulation (EC) No 1655/2000 concerning the Financial Instrument for the Environment (LIFE)

623

P5_TA(2004)0335Stamping of travel documents *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation laying down the requirement for the competent authorities of the Member States to stamp systematically the travel documents of third-country nationals when they cross the external borders of the Member States and amending the convention implementing the Schengen agreement and the common manual to this end (COM(2003) 664 — C5-0580/2003 — 2003/0258(CNS))

628

P5_TA(2004)0336European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction — (recast) (COM(2003) 808 — C5-0060/2004 — 2003/0311(CNS))

632

P5_TA(2004)03372002 discharge: section III of the general budget

638

1.   European Parliament decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year (Commission) (SEC(2003) 1104 — C5-0564/2003 — 2003/2210(DEC))

638

2.   European Parliament decision closing the accounts in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year (Commission) (SEC(2003) 1104 — C5-0564/2003 — 2003/2210(DEC))

639

3.   European Parliament resolution accompanying the decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year (Commission) (SEC(2003) 1104 — C5-0564/2003 — 2003/2210(DEC))

640

P5_TA(2004)03382002 discharge: 6th, 7th and 8th EDF

677

1.   European parliament decision on the discharge to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the budget of the sixth, seventh and eighth European Development Funds for the 2002 financial year (COM(2003) 475 — C5-0496/2003 — 2003/2189(DEC))

677

2.   European parliament decision on closing the accounts of the sixth, seventh and eighth European Development Funds for the 2002 financial year (COM(2003) 475 — C5-0496/2003 — 2003/2189(DEC))

678

3.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision concerning discharge to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the budget of the sixth, seventh and eighth European Development Funds for the 2002 financial year (COM(2003) 475 — C5-0496/2003 — 2003/2189(DEC))

680

P5_TA(2004)03392002 discharge: Section II of the general budget

687

1.   European Parliament decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section II — Council (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2212(DEC))

687

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section II — Council (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2212(DEC))

688

P5_TA(2004)03402002 discharge: Section IV of the general budget

690

1.   European Parliament decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section IV — Court of Justice (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2213(DEC))

690

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section IV — Court of Justice (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2213(DEC))

690

P5_TA(2004)03412002 discharge: Section V of the general budget

692

1.   European Parliament decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section V — Court of Auditors (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2214(DEC))

692

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section V — Court of Auditors (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2214(DEC))

693

P5_TA(2004)03422002 discharge: Section VI of the general budget

697

1.   European Parliament decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section VI — European Economic and Social Committee (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2215(DEC))

697

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section VI — European Economic and Social Committee (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2215(DEC))

698

P5_TA(2004)03432002 discharge: Section VII of the general budget

699

1.   European Parliament decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section VII — Committee of the Regions (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2216(DEC))

699

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section VII — Committee of the Regions (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2216(DEC))

700

P5_TA(2004)03442002 discharge: Section VIII of the general budget

702

1.   European Parliament decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section VIII — Ombudsman (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2217(DEC))

702

2.   European Parliament resolution containing the comments accompanying the decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year — Section VIII — Ombudsman (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2217(DEC))

702

P5_TA(2004)03452002 discharge: Section I

703

1.   European Parliament decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year (Section I — European Parliament) (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2211(DEC))

703

2.   European Parliament resolution accompanying the decision concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year (Section I — European Parliament) (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2211(DEC))

704

P5_TA(2004)0346Modernising company law and enhancing corporate governanceEuropean Parliament resolution on the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Modernising company law and enhancing corporate governance in the European Union — A plan to move forward (COM(2003) 284 — C5-0378/2003 — 2003/2150(INI))

714

P5_TA(2004)0347CyprusEuropean Parliament resolution on Cyprus

720

P5_TA(2004)0348Single payment areaEuropean Parliament resolution on a legal framework for a single payment area (2003/2101(INI))

722

P5_TA(2004)0349Integrated product policyEuropean Parliament resolution on the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on Integrated Product Policy — Building on Environmental Life-Cycle Thinking (COM(2003) 302 — C5-0550/2003 — 2003/2221(INI))

725

P5_TA(2004)0350Safety at seaEuropean Parliament resolution on improving safety at sea (2003/2235(INI))

730

 

Thursday 22 April 2004

2004/C 104E/4

MINUTES

739

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Documents received

Trial against Leyla Zana and others in Ankara (statement followed by debate)

Broad guidelines of economic policy — Guidelines for employment policy in the Member States * (debate)

Official welcome

Disqualification from office of Michel Raymond

Voting time

Beekeeping * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the Visa Information System (VIS) * (Rule 110a) (vote final)

Privileges and immunities of Mr Bossi, a former Member of the European Parliament (Rule 110a) (vote)

Privileges and immunities of Mr Bossi, a former Member of the European Parliament (second request) (Rule 110a) (vote)

Development of the Community's railways ***III (vote)

Railway safety ***III (vote)

Interoperability of the trans-European rail system ***III (vote)

European Railway Agency ***III (vote)

Amending budget No 6/2004 (Rule 110a) (vote)

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

European Capital of Culture event for the years 2005 to 2019 ***I (vote)

Transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass) ***I (vote)

Programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship ***I (vote)

More accessible digital content ***I (vote)

EC-Pakistan Cooperation Agreement * (vote)

Guidelines for employment policy in the Member States * (vote)

Policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013 (vote)

Third report on economic and social cohesion (vote)

Commission's annual policy strategy for 2005 (vote)

Parliament's preliminary estimates for 2005 (vote)

EIB annual report (vote)

Eurostat (vote)

Freedom of expression and information (vote)

Situation in Pakistan (vote)

Transatlantic relations (vote)

Human rights in 2003 and EU policy (vote)

Outcome of the trial against Leyla Zana and others in Ankara (vote)

Broad guidelines of economic policy (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Women in South-East Europe (debate)

Review of Ottawa Treaty on anti-personnel mines (statement followed by debate)

Cuba (debate)

Sport products for the Olympic Games (debate)

Nigeria (debate)

Voting time

Cuba (vote)

Sport products for the Olympic Games (vote)

Nigeria (vote)

Women in South-East Europe (vote)

Review of Ottawa Treaty on anti-personnel mines (vote)

Corrections to votes

Membership of committees

Written declarations included in the register (Rule 51)

Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting

Dates for next sittings

Adjournment of session

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

760

ANNEX I

761

ANNEX IIRESULT OF ROLL-CALL VOTES

786

TEXTS ADOPTED

941

P5_TA(2004)0351Beekeeping *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on actions in the field of beekeeping (COM(2004) 30 — C5-0052/2004 — 2004/0003(CNS))

941

P5_TA(2004)0352Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the Visa Information System (VIS) *European Parliament legislative resolution on the Commission proposal for a Council decision establishing the Visa Information System (VIS) (COM(2004) 99 — C5-0098/2004 — 2004/0029(CNS))

945

P5_TA(2004)0353Privileges and immunities of Mr Bossi, a former Member of the European ParliamentEuropean Parliament decision on the request for defence of parliamentary immunity and privileges submitted by Umberto Bossi (2003/2171(IMM))

945

P5_TA(2004)0354Privileges and immunities of Mr Bossi, a former Member of the European Parliament (second request)European Parliament decision on the request for defence of parliamentary immunity and privileges submitted by Umberto Bossi (2003/2172(IMM))

946

P5_TA(2004)0355Development of the Community's railways ***IIIEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways (PE-CONS 3641/2004 — C5-0156/2004 — 2002/0025(COD))

947

P5_TA(2004)0356Railway safety ***IIIEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council directive on safety on the Community's railways and amending Council Directive 95/18/EC on the licensing of railway undertakings and Directive 2001/14/EC on the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification (Railway Safety Directive) (PE-CONS 3638/2004 — C5-0153/2004 — 2002/0022(COD))

948

P5_TA(2004)0357Interoperability of the trans-European rail system ***IIIEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Council Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system and Directive 2001/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system (PE-CONS 3639/2004 — C5-0154/2004 — 2002/0023(COD))

949

P5_TA(2004)0358European Railway Agency ***IIIEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council regulation establishing a European Railway Agency (Agency Regulation) (PE-CONS 3640/2004 — C5-0155/2004 — 2002/0024(COD))

950

P5_TA(2004)0359Amending budget No 6/2004European Parliament resolution on draft amending budget No 6 of the European Union for the financial year 2004 (8739/2004 — C5-0167/2004 — 2004/2026(BUD))

950

ANNEXCODE OF CONDUCT ON THE SETTING UP OF AN EXECUTIVE AGENCY

951

P5_TA(2004)0360Democracy, rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms in third countries ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 975/1999 laying down the requirements for the implementation of development cooperation operations which contribute to the general objective of developing and consolidating democracy and the rule of law and to that of respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms (COM(2003) 639 — C5-0507/2003 — 2003/0250(COD))

953

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0250Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 22 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 975/1999 laying down the requirements for the implementation of development cooperation operations which contribute to the general objective of developing and consolidating democracy and the rule of law and to that of respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms and Council Regulation (EC) No 976/1999 laying down the requirements for the implementation of Community operations, other than those of development cooperation, which, within the framework of Community cooperation policy, contribute to the general objective of developing and consolidating democracy and the rule of law and to that of respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms in third countries

953

P5_TA(2004)0361European Capital of Culture 2005-2019 ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision amending Decision 1419/1999/EC establishing a Community action for the European Capital of Culture event for the years 2005 to 2019 (COM(2003) 700 — C5-0548/2003 — 2003/0274(COD))

956

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0274Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 22 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Decision No .../2004/EC amending Decision No 1419/1999/EC establishing a Community action for the European Capital of Culture event for the years 2005 to 2019

957

AnnexORDER OF ENTITLEMENT TO NOMINATE A EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE

959

P5_TA(2004)0362Transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass) ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision on a single framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass) (COM(2003) 796 — C5-0648/2003 — 2003/0307(COD))

960

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0307Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 22 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Decision No .../2004/EC on a single framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass)

960

ANNEX ITHE EUROPEAN CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)

966

ANNEX IITHE MOBILIPASS

969

ANNEX IIITHE DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT

971

ANNEX IVTHE EUROPEAN LANGUAGE PORTFOLIO

973

ANNEX VTHE CERTIFICATE SUPPLEMENT

975

ANNEX VIINFORMATION SYSTEMS

976

ANNEX VIIFINANCIAL ANNEX

976

P5_TA(2004)0363Programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision amending Decision 2000/819/EC on a multiannual programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship, and in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (2001-2005) (COM(2003) 758 — C5-0628/2003 — 2003/0292(COD))

977

P5_TC1-COD(2003)0292Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 22 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of European Parliament and Council Decision No .../2004/EC amending Decision 2000/819/EC on a multiannual programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship, and in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (2001-2005)

977

P5_TA(2004)0364More accessible digital content ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision establishing a multiannual Community programme to make digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable (COM(2004) 96 — C5-0082/2004 — 2004/0025(COD))

981

P5_TC1-COD(2004)0025Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 22 April 2004 with a view to the adoption of Decision No .../2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a multiannual Community programme to make digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable

981

ANNEX IACTIONS

985

ANNEX IITHE MEANS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAMME

987

ANNEX IIIINDICATIVE BREAKDOWN OF EXPENDITURE

988

P5_TA(2004)0365EC-Pakistan Cooperation Agreement *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on the Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Partnership and Development (8108/1999 — COM(1998) 357 — C5-0659/2001 — 1998/0199(CNS))

988

P5_TA(2004)0366Guidelines for employment policy in the Member States *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (COM(2004) 239 — C5-0188/2004 — 2004/0082(CNS))

989

P5_TA(2004)0367Financial perspectives after 2006European Parliament resolution on building our common future: policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013 (COM(2004) 101 — C5-0089/2004 — 2004/2006(INI))

991

P5_TA(2004)0368Third report on economic and social cohesionEuropean Parliament resolution on the third report on economic and social cohesion (COM(2004) 107 — C5-0092/2004 — 2004/2005(INI))

1000

P5_TA(2004)0369Commission's annual policy strategy for 2005European Parliament resolution on the 2005 budget: the Commission's Annual Policy Strategy report (2004/2001(BUD))

1009

P5_TA(2004)0370Parliament's preliminary estimates for 2005European Parliament resolution on the estimates of revenue and expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2005 (2004/2007(BUD))

1014

P5_TA(2004)0371EIB annual reportEuropean Parliament resolution on the activity report for 2002 of the European Investment Bank (2004/2012(INI))

1019

P5_TA(2004)0372EurostatEuropean Parliament resolution on Eurostat

1021

P5_TA(2004)0373Freedom of expression and informationEuropean Parliament resolution on the risks of violation, in the EU and especially in Italy, of freedom of expression and information (Article 11(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights) (2003/2237(INI))

1026

P5_TA(2004)0374Situation in PakistanEuropean Parliament resolution on the situation concerning human rights and democracy in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

1040

P5_TA(2004)0375Transatlantic relationsEuropean Parliament resolution on the state of the Transatlantic Partnership on the eve of the EU-US Summit in Dublin on 25/26 June 2004

1043

P5_TA(2004)0376Human rights in 2003 and EU policyEuropean Parliament resolution on human rights in the world in 2003 and the European Union's policy on the matter (2003/2005(INI))

1048

P5_TA(2004)0377Trial against Leyla Zana and others in AnkaraEuropean Parliament resolution on the outcome of the trial against Leyla Zana and others in Ankara

1060

P5_TA(2004)0378Broad guidelines of economic policyEuropean Parliament resolution on the Commission recommendation on the 2004 update of the Broad Guidelines of the Economic Policies of the Member States and the Community (for the 2003-2005 period) (COM(2004) 238 — C5-0183/2004—2004/2020(INI))

1061

P5_TA(2004)0379CubaEuropean Parliament resolution on Cuba

1066

P5_TA(2004)0380Sport products for the Olympic gamesEuropean Parliament resolution on respect for core labour standards in the production of sports goods for the Olympic Games

1067

P5_TA(2004)0381NigeriaEuropean Parliament resolution on Nigeria

1069

P5_TA(2004)0382Women in South-East EuropeEuropean Parliament resolution on women in South-East Europe (2003/2128(INI))

1070

P5_TA(2004)0383Review of Ottawa Treaty on anti-personnel minesEuropean Parliament resolution on anti-personnel mines

1075

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I (Information)

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

2004-2005 SESSION

Monday 19 April 2004

30.4.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

CE 104/1


MINUTES

(2004/C 104 E/01)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Pat COX

President

1.   Resumption of session

The sitting opened at 17.05.

2.   Announcement by the President

The President, on behalf of Parliament, paid tribute to the memory of Fabrizio Quattrocchi, the Italian hostage murdered in Iraq. He expressed his condolences on behalf of Parliament to the victim's family and to the people and the Government of Italy.

Parliament observed a minute's silence.

3.   Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

4.   Membership of Parliament

The competent Greek authorities had given notice of the appointment of Mr Nikolaos Chountis to replace Alexandros Alavanos, as Member of Parliament, with effect from 15 April 2004.

The competent Spanish authorities had given notice of the appointment of Mrs Cristina Soriano Gil, Mr José Vila Abelló and Mr Enric Xavier Morera i Catalá to replace María del Carmen Ortiz Rivas, Carlos Ripoll y Martínez de Bedoya and Carles-Alfred Gasòliba i Böhm, as Members of Parliament, with effect from 2 April 2004.

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

The competent Maltese authorities had given notice of the appointment of Mr Mario De Marco to replace Mr Antonio Fenech, and of Mr Jason Azzopardi, to replace Mr Michael Frendo as observers, with effect from 29 March 2004.

The competent Latvian authorities had given notice of the appointment of Mr Guntars Krasts to replace Mr Juris Dobelis, as observer, with effect from 7 April 2004.

The competent Cypriot authorities had given notice of the appointment of Mr Lefteris Christoforou to replace Mr Georgios Tasou, as observer, with effect from 13 April 2004.

5.   Membership of political groups

Mr Enric Xavier Morera i Catalá had become a member of the Verts/ALE Group.

6.   Membership of committees and delegations

Mr Mario De Marco had been appointed observer to the BUDG Committee.

Mr Lefteris Christoforou had been appointed observer to the LIBE Committee.

Mr Jason Azzopardi had been appointed observer to the PECH Committee and to the RETT Committee.

Mr Josef Kubica had been appointed observer to the AFCO Committee.

*

* *

The PPE-DE, PSE and ELDR Groups had presented the following requests for appointments:

ENVI Committee: Mrs Jacqueline Rousseau

AGRI Committee, FEMM Committee and Delegation for relations with Canada: Mrs Cristina Soriano,

RETT Committee and Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America and Mexico: Mr José Vila Abellò.

These requests would be deemed to have been ratified if no objections were raised before the approval of that day's Minutes.

7.   Verification of credentials

On a proposal from the JURI Committee, Parliament validated the mandates of Meropi Kaldi and María del Carmen Ortiz Rivas.

8.   Calendar 2005

The Conference of Presidents had forwarded its proposals as follows for the calendar of part-sessions in 2005:

10 to 13 January

26 and 27 January

21 to 24 February

7 to 10 March

11 to 14 April

27 and 28 April

9 to 12 May

25 and 26 May

6 to 9 June

22 and 23 June

4 to 7 July

5 to 8 September

26 to 29 September

12 and 13 October

24 to 27 October

14 to 17 November

30 November and 1 December

12 to 15 December

The deadline for tabling amendments was Tuesday 20 April at 10.00 and the vote would be held on Wednesday 21 April at 12.00.

9.   Documents received

The following documents had been received:

1)

from the Council and Commission:

Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2003/96/EC as regards the possibility for Cyprus to apply, in respect of energy products and electricity, temporary exemptions or reductions in the levels of taxation (COM(2004) 185 — C5-0175/2004 — 2004/0067(CNS))

referred to

responsible: ECON

 

opinion: ITRE

legal basis:

Article 93 EC

Draft Council Recommendation on the appointment of a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (6315/2004 — C5-0176/2004 — 2004/0808(CNS))

referred to

responsible: ECON

legal basis:

Article 112(2)(b) EC

Council of the European Union: Initiative of the Kingdom of Spain with a view to adopting a Council Directive on the obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data (8058/2004 — C5-0177/2004 — 2003/0809(CNS))

referred to

responsible: LIBE

 

opinion: RETT

legal basis:

Article 62(2) EC, Article 63(3) EC

Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1268/1999 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(2004) 163 — C5-0178/2004 — 2004/0054(CNS))

referred to

responsible: AGRI

 

opinion: BUDG

legal basis:

Article 308 EC

Proposal for a Council Regulation on the conclusion of the Protocol defining, for the period 3 December 2003 to 2 December 2007, the fishing opportunities and the financial compensation provided for by the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Government of Mauritius on fishing in the waters of Mauritius (COM(2004) 197 — C5-0179/2004 — 2004/0071(CNS))

referred to

responsible: PECH

 

opinion: BUDG, DEVE

legal basis:

Article 37 EC, Article 300(2), 1st subparagraph and (3), 1st subparagraph EC

Opinion of the Commission pursuant to Article 251(2), third subparagraph, point (c) of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's Common Position regarding the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning protection against subsidisation and unfair pricing practices in the supply of airline services from countries not members of the European Community (COM(2004) 235 — C5-0180/2004 — 2002/0067(COD))

referred to

responsible: RETT

 

opinion: ECON, ITRE

legal basis:

Article 80(2) EC

Amended proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the quality of bathing waters (COM(2004) 245 — C5-0181/2004 — 2002/0254(COD))

referred to

responsible: ENVI

 

opinion: JURI, RETT

legal basis:

Article 175(1) EC

Opinion of the Commission pursuant to Article 251(2), third subparagraph, point (c) of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's Common Position regarding the proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regulation on the negotiation and implementation of air service agreements between Member States and third countries (COM(2004) 265 — C5-0182/2004 — 2003/0044(COD))

referred to

responsible: RETT

 

opinion: LIBE, JURI

legal basis:

Article 80(2) EC

Opinion of the Commission pursuant to Article 251(2), third subparagraph, point (c) of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's Common Position regarding the proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a second phase of a programme of Community action (2004-2008) to prevent violence against children, young people and women and to protect victims and groups at-risk (the DAPHNE II programme) (COM(2004) 259 — C5-0185/2004 — 2003/0025(COD))

referred to

responsible: FEMM

 

opinion: BUDG, LIBE

legal basis:

Article 152 EC

Proposal for a Council Regulation on the conclusion of the Protocol defining for the period 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2006 the tuna fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for in the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Democratic Republic of Madagascar on fishing off Madagascar (COM(2004) 218 — C5-0186/2004 — 2004/0070(CNS))

referred to

responsible: PECH

 

opinion: BUDG, DEVE

legal basis:

Article 37 EC, Article 300 (2), 1st subparagraph and (3), 1st subparagraph EC

Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 2003/49/EC as regards the possibility for certain Member States to apply transitional periods for the application of a common system of taxation applicable to interest and royalty payments made between associated companies of different Member States (COM(2004) 243 — C5-0187/2004 — 2004/0076(CNS))

referred to

responsible: ECON

 

opinion: JURI

legal basis:

Article 94 EC

Proposal for a Council Decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (COM(2004) 239 — C5-0188/2004 — 2004/0082(CNS))

referred to

responsible: EMPL

 

opinion: ECON, ITRE, FEMM

legal basis:

Article 128(2) EC

Proposal for a Council Regulation on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters concerning the extension of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Cape Verde on fishing off the coast of Cape Verde for the period 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005 (COM(2004) 183 — C5-0189/2004 — 2004/0058(CNS))

referred to

responsible: PECH

 

opinion: BUDG, DEVE

legal basis:

Article 37 EC, Article 300 (2)(3) EC

Opinion of the Commission pursuant to Article 251(2), third subparagraph, point (c) of the EC Treaty, on the European Parliament's amendments to the Council's Common Position regarding the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on insurance requirements for air carriers and aircraft operators (COM(2004) 255 — C5-0190/2004 — 2002/0234(COD))

referred to

responsible: RETT

 

opinion: JURI

legal basis:

Article 80(2) EC

2)

from committees

2.1)

reports:

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Framework Agreement between the European Community and the European Space Agency (COM(2004) 85 — C5-0099/2004 — 2004/0028(CNS)) — Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Mr Bodrato (A5-0222/2004).

*** I Second report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the harmonisation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning credit for consumers (COM(2002) 443 — C5-0420/2002 — 2002/0222(COD)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market.

Rapporteur: Mr Wuermeling (A5-0224/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision concerning the conclusion of the World Health Organisation Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (COM(2003) 807 — C5-0028/2004 — 2003/0316(CNS)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy.

Rapporteur: Mr Maaten (A5-0226/2004).

Report on the Commission communication on Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union: Respect for and promotion of the values on which the Union is based (COM(2003) 606 — C5-0594/2003 — 2003/2249(INI)) — Committee on Constitutional Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mr Voggenhuber (A5-0227/2004).

Report concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the 2002 financial year Section II — Council (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2212(DEC)), Section IV — Court of Justice (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2213(DEC)), Section V — Court of Auditors (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2214(DEC)), Section VI — Economic and Social Committee (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2215(DEC)), Section VII — Committee of the Regions (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2216(DEC)), Section VIII — Ombudsman (I5-0034/2003 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2217(DEC)) — Committee on Budgetary Control.

Rapporteur: Mrs Stauner (A5-0228/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation laying down the requirement for the competent authorities of the Member States to stamp systematically the travel documents of third-country nationals when they cross the external borders of the Member States and amending the convention implementing the Schengen agreement and the common manual to this end (COM(2003) 664 — C5-0580/2003 — 2003/0258(CNS)) — Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mrs Angelilli (A5-0229/2004).

Report on the risks of violation, in the EU and especially in Italy, of freedom of expression and information (Article 11(2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights) (2003/2237(INI)) — Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mrs Boogerd-Quaak (A5-0230/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulations (EC) No 1452/2001, (EC) No 1453/2001 and (EC) No 1454/2001 as regards the conditions for the reexportation and re-dispatch of products covered by the specific supply arrangements (COM(2004) 155 — C5-0129/2004 — 2004/0051(CNS)) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure) — Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Rapporteur: Mr Daul (A5-0231/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on actions in the field of beekeeping (COM(2004) 30 — C5-0052/2004 — 2004/0003(CNS)) — Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Rapporteur: Mrs Lulling (A5-0232/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC as regards the place of supply of services (COM(2003) 822 — C5-0026/2004 — 2003/0329(CNS)) — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mr Karas (A5-0233/2004).

*** I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision establishing a multiannual Community programme to make digital content in Europe more accessible, usable and exploitable (COM(2004) 96 — C5-0082/2004 — 2004/0025(COD)) — Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Mr W.G. van Velzen (A5-0235/2004).

Report on the estimates of revenue and expenditure of Parliament for the financial year 2005 (2004/2007(BUD)) — Committee on Budgets.

Rapporteur: Mr Kuckelkorn (A5-0236/2004).

*** I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision amending Decision 2000/819/EC on a multiannual programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship, and in particular for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) (2001-2005) (COM(2003) 758 — C5-0628/2003 — 2003/0292(COD)) — Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Mr Rübig (A5-0237/2004).

*** Recommendation on the proposal for a Council decision on the position of the European Community on the draft Regulation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on uniform technical prescriptions concerning the burning behaviour of materials used in the interior construction of certain categories of motor vehicles (5049/2004 — C5-0106/2004 — 2003/0247(AVC)) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure) — Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Mr Berenguer Fuster (A5-0238/2004).

*** Recommendation on the proposal for a Council decision on the position of the European Community on the draft Regulation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on uniform prescriptions concerning the type approval of tyres with respect to tyre rolling noise (5047/2004 — C5-0107/2004 — 2003/0254(AVC)) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure) — Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Mr Berenguer Fuster (A5-0239/2004).

*** Recommendation on the proposal for a Council decision on the position of the European Community on the draft Regulation of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe concerning the adoption of uniform technical prescriptions relating to the protection of motor vehicles against unauthorised use (5048/2004 — C5-0105/2004 — 2003/0248(AVC)) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure) — Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Mr Berenguer Fuster (A5-0240/2004).

*** I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision amending Council Decision 1999/784/EC concerning Community participation in the European Audiovisual Observatory (COM(2003) 763 — C5-0622/2003 — 2003/0293(COD)) — Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport.

Rapporteur: Mrs Sanders-ten Holte (A5-0241/2004).

*** I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision on a single framework for the transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass) (COM(2003) 796 — C5-0648/2003 — 2003/0307(COD)) (Enhanced cooperation between committees — Rule 162a) — Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport.

Rapporteur: Mrs Zissener (A5-0247/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (recast) (COM(2003) 808 — C5-0060/2004 — 2003/0311(CNS)) — Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mr Ceyhun (A5-0248/2004).

*** I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the establishment of common rules for certain types of carriage of goods by road (Codified version) (COM(2004) 47 — C5-0055/2004 — 2004/0017(COD)) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market.

Rapporteur: Mr Gargani (A5-0250/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2001/113/EC relating to fruit jams, jellies and marmalades and sweetened chestnut purée intended for human consumption (COM(2004) 151 — C5-0128/2004 — 2004/0052(CNS)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy.

Rapporteur: Mrs Jackson (A5-0251/2004).

*** I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the quality of fresh waters needing protection or improvement in order to support fish life (Codified version) (COM(2004) 19 — C5-0038/2004 — 2004/0002(COD)) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market.

Rapporteur: Mr Gargani (A5-0252/2004).

Report on the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: ‘Modernising company law and enhancing corporate governance in the European Union — a plan to move forward’ (COM(2003) 284 — C5-0378/2003 — 2003/2150(INI)) (Enhanced cooperation between committees — Rule 162a) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market.

Rapporteur: Mrs Ghilardotti (A5-0253/2004).

*** I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation on conditions for access to the gas transmission networks (COM(2003) 741 — C5-0644/2003 — 2003/0302(COD)) — Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Mr Seppänen (A5-0254/2004).

*** I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code (COM(2003) 452 — C5-0345/2003 — 2003/0167(COD)) — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market.

Rapporteur: Mrs Fourtou (A5-0255/2004).

Report on draft amending budget No 3 of the European Union for the financial year 2004 as modified by Council — Section III — Commission (2004/2021(BUD)) — Committee on Budgets.

Rapporteur: Mr Mulder (A5-0256/2004).

Report on improving safety at sea (2003/2235(INI)) — Temporary Committee on improving safety at sea.

Rapporteur: Mr Sterckx (A5-0257/2004).

Report on the activity report for 2002 of the European Investment Bank (2004/2012(INI)) — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mrs Ridruejo (A5-0258/2004).

Report on draft amending budget No 6 of the European Union for the financial year 2004 — Section III — Commission (2004/2026(BUD)) — Committee on Budgets.

Rapporteur: Mr Mulder (A5-0259/2004).

*** I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation on maximum residue levels of pesticides in products of plant and animal origin (COM(2003) 117 — C5-0108/2003 — 2003/0052(COD)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy.

Rapporteur: Mr Sturdy (A5-0260/2004).

Report on the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on Integrated Product Policy — Building on Environmental Life-Cycle Thinking (COM(2003) 302 — C5-0550/2003 — 2003/2221(INI)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy.

Rapporteur: Mr Wijkman (A5-0261/2004).

* Report on the Commission proposal for a Council decision establishing the Visa Information System (VIS) (COM(2004) 99 — C5-0098/2004 — 2004/0029(CNS)) — Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mr Coelho (A5-0262/2004).

Report on the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions — Equal opportunities for people with disabilities: A European Action Plan (COM(2003) 650 — C5-0039/2004 — 2004/2004(INI)) — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mr Mantovani (A5-0263/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2003/96/EC as regards the possibility for Cyprus to apply, in respect of energy products and electricity, temporary exemptions or reductions in the levels of taxation (COM(2004) 185 — C5-0175/2004 — 2004/0067(CNS)) (Simplified procedure Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure) — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mrs Randzio-Plath (A5-0264/2004).

*** I Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on batteries and accumulators and spent batteries and accumulators (COM(2003) 723 — C5-0563/2003 — 2003/0282(COD)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy.

Rapporteur: Mr Blokland (A5-0265/2004).

* Second report on the initiative of the Kingdom of Spain with a view to the adoption of a Council directive on the obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data (8058/2004 — C5-0177/2004 — 2003/0809(CNS)) — Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mr Hernández Mollar (A5-0266/2004).

* Report on the Commission proposal for a Council decision establishing the European Refugee Fund for the period 2005-2010 (COM(2004) 102 — C5-0096/2004 — 2004/0032(CNS)) — Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mr Deprez (A5-0267/2004).

Report on the Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament — Building our common future — policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013 (COM(2004) 101 — C5-0089/2004 — 2004/2006(INI)) — Committee on Budgets.

Rapporteur: Mr Wynn (A5-0268/2004).

Report on the 2005 budget: the Commission's Annual Policy Strategy report (APS) (2004/2001(BUD)) — Committee on Budgets.

Rapporteur: Mr Garriga Polledo (A5-0269/2004).

Annual report on human rights in the world in 2003 and the European Union's policy on the matter (2003/2005(INI)) — Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy.

Rapporteur: Mrs De Keyser (A5-0270/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of PNR data by Air Carriers to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (COM(2004) 190 — C5-0162/2004 — 2004/0064(CNS)) — Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mrs Boogerd-Quaak (A5-0271/2004).

Report on the Third report on economic and social cohesion (COM(2004) 107 — C5-0092/2004 — 2004/2005(INI)) — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Mr Hatzidakis (A5-0272/2004).

* Report on the draft recommendation of the Council concerning the appointment of Mr José Manuel González-Páramo as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (6315/2004 — C5-0176/2004 — 2004/0808(CNS)) — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mrs Randzio-Plath (A5-0273/2004).

2.2)

recommendations for second reading:

*** II Recommendation for second reading on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council regulation on the coordination of social security systems (15577/6/2003 — C5-0043/2004 — 1998/0360(COD)) — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mrs Lambert (A5-0234/2004).

*** II Recommendation for second reading on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council directive on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community (6277/1/2004 — C5-0163/2004 — 2003/0081(COD)) — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Mrs Sommer (A5-0246/2004).

*** II Recommendation for second reading on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council directive on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network (5238/1/2004 — C5-0118/2004 — 2002/0309(COD)) — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Mr Rack (A5-0249/2004).

3)

from Members

3.1)

oral questions for Question Time (Rule 43) (B5-0071/2004)

Ebner Michl, McAvan Linda, Lage Carlos, Sandbæk Ulla Margrethe, Karas Othmar, Newton Dunn Bill, Harbour Malcolm, Paasilinna Reino, Martínez Martínez Miguel Angel, McKenna Patricia, Bowis John, Kinnock Glenys, Posselt Bernd, Isler Béguin Marie Anne, Staes Bart, Nogueira Román Camilo, Hedkvist Petersen Ewa, Crowley Brian, Hughes Stephen, Morgan Eluned, Bowe David Robert, Gahrton Per, Ó Neachtain Seán, Medina Ortega Manuel, Andrews Niall, Hyland Liam, Fitzsimons James (Jim), Collins Gerard, Grönfeldt Bergman Lisbeth, Sacrédeus Lennart, Thorning-Schmidt Helle, Whitehead Phillip, Ahern Nuala, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou Rodi, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna Daniel, Hatzidakis Konstantinos, Casaca Paulo, Dybkjær Lone, Lannoye Paul A.A.J.G., Moraes Claude, MacCormick Neil, Patakis Ioannis, Färm Göran, Mulder Jan, Izquierdo Rojo María, Arvidsson Per-Arne, Alyssandrakis Konstantinos, Riis-Jørgensen Karin, Korakas Efstratios, De Rossa Proinsias, Sandberg-Fries Yvonne, Thors Astrid- Isler Béguin Marie Anne, Nogueira Román Camilo, Hyland Liam, Collins Gerard, Crowley Brian, Gahrton Per, Medina Ortega Manuel, Andrews Niall, Fitzsimons James (Jim), Ludford Sarah, McKenna Patricia, Ahern Nuala, Ó Neachtain Seán, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou Rodi, Dybkjær Lone, Newton Dunn Bill, Posselt Bernd, O'Toole Barbara, Jensen Anne Elisabet, Moraes Claude, MacCormick Neil, De Rossa Proinsias, Izquierdo Rojo María, Thors Astrid.

3.2)

motions for resolution (Rule 48)

Maurizio Turco, Emma Bonino, Marco Cappato, Gianfranco Dell'Alba, Benedetto Della Vedova, Olivier Dupuis, Marco Pannella, Uma Aaltonen, Nuala Ahern, Sylviane H. Ainardi, Bent Hindrup Andersen, Jan Andersson, Anne André-Léonard, Danielle Auroi, Alexandros Baltas, María Luisa Bergaz Conesa, Jean-Louis Bernié, Fausto Bertinotti, Johanna L.A. Boogerd-Quaak, Armonia Bordes, Alima Boumediene-Thiery, David Robert Bowe, André Brie, Ieke van den Burg, António Campos, Marie-Arlette Carlotti, Maria Carrilho, Paulo Casaca, Michael Cashman, Gérard Caudron, Chantal Cauquil, Carmen Cerdeira Morterero, Dorette Corbey, Armando Cossutta, Danielle Darras, Jean-Maurice Dehousse, Véronique De Keyser, Harlem Désir, Jan Dhaene, Giuseppe Di Lello Finuoli, Lone Dybkjær, Saïd El Khadraoui, Alain Esclopé, Jillian Evans, Giovanni Claudio Fava, Anne Ferreira, Ilda Figueiredo, Glyn Ford, Pernille Frahm, Geneviève Fraisse, Per Gahrton, Marie-Françoise Garaud, Marie-Hélène Gillig, Koldo Gorostiaga Atxalandabaso, Mary Honeyball, Michiel van Hulten, Renzo Imbeni, Marie Anne Isler Béguin, Salvador Jové Peres, Anna Karamanou, Hans Karlsson, Giorgos Katiforis, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann, Dimitrios Koulourianos, Alain Krivine, Arlette Laguiller, Jean Lambert, Vincenzo Lavarra, Caroline Lucas, Sarah Ludford, Eryl Margaret McNally, Nelly Maes, Cecilia Malmström, Lucio Manisco, Helmuth Markov, Pedro Marset Campos, Claudio Martelli, David W. Martin, Emmanouil Mastorakis, Véronique Mathieu, Erik Meijer, José María Mendiluce Pereiro, Emilio Menéndez del Valle, Reinhold Messner, Rosa Miguélez Ramos, Ana Miranda de Lage, Hans Modrow, Enrique Monsonís Domingo, Claude Moraes, Luisa Morgantini, Sami Naïr, Pasqualina Napoletano, Bill Newton Dunn, Camilo Nogueira Román, Jean-Thomas Nordmann, Mihail Papayannakis, Béatrice Patrie, Marit Paulsen, Giovanni Pittella, Elly Plooij-van Gorsel, Jacques F. Poos, Didier Rod, Alexander de Roo, Martine Roure, Giorgio Ruffolo, Heide Rühle, Guido Sacconi, Ulla Margrethe Sandbæk, Manuel António dos Santos, Luciana Sbarbati, Michel-Ange Scarbonchi, Karin Scheele, Herman Schmid, Olle Schmidt, Inger Schörling, Ilka Schröder, Patsy Sörensen, Ioannis Souladakis, Sérgio Sousa Pinto, Bart Staes, Dirk Sterckx, Joke Swiebel, Anna Terrón i Cusí, Maj Britt Theorin, Feleknas Uca, María Elena Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Anne E.M. Van Lancker, Gianni Vattimo, Luigi Vinci, Matti Wuori, Francis Wurtz, Eurig Wyn, Myrsini Zorba and Olga Zrihen, on respect for the principle of separation between public and religious institutions in the European Constitution (B5-0186/2004)

referred to

responsible: AFCO

 

opinion: LIBE

3.3)

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

Miquel Mayol i Raynal, Ian Stewart Hudghton, Nelly Maes, Camilo Nogueira Román and Josu Ortuondo Larrea on the recognition of the right to self-determination (No 29/2004)

John Bowis, Jillian Evans, Imelda Mary Read, Catherine Stihler and Diana Wallis on endometriosis (No 30/2004)

Caroline Lucas, Paul A.A.J.G. Lannoye, Inger Schörling and Patricia McKenna on the marketing of foods to children (No 31/2004)

Jean Lambert, Caroline Lucas, Matti Wuori and Alima Boumediene-Thiery on the deaths of Sikh civilians in Panjaab and India in 1984 (No 32/2004)

4)

from the Parliament Delegation to the Conciliation Committee:

***III Report on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Council Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community's railways [PE-CONS 3641/2004 — C5-0156/2004 — 2002/0025(COD)].

Rapporteur: Georg Jarzembowski (A5-0242/2004)

***III Report on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Council Directive 96/48/EC on the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system and Directive 2001/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system [PE-CONS 3639/2004 — C5-0154/2004 — 2002/0023(COD)].

Rapporteur: Sylviane H. Ainardi (A5-0243/2004)

***III Report on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Railway Agency (‘Agency Regulation’) [PE-CONS 3640/2004 — C5-0155/2004 — 2002/0024(COD)].

Rapporteur: Gilles Savary (A5-0244/2004)

***III Report on the joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a European Parliament and Council directive on safety on the Community's railways and amending Council Directive 95/18/EC on the licensing of railway undertakings and Directive 2001/14/EC on the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of railway infrastructure and safety certification (Railway Safety Directive) [PE-CONS 3638/2004 — C5-0153/2004 — 2002/0022(COD)].

Rapporteur: Dirk Sterckx (A5-0245/2004)

10.   Petitions

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

31 March 2004

by Mr Rafael Pérez (No 251/2004);

by Mr Antonio Arbelo Alvarado (No 252/2004);

by Mr Pedro Fernández Arcila (ATAN (Asociación Tinerfeña de Amigos de la Naturaleza)) (No 253/2004);

by Mr Antonio Plá Piera (Asociación de Vecinos, Cultural y de Consumidores Patraix) (No 254/2004);

by Mr José Luis Hernández Domínguez (No 255/2004);

by Mr Pierre Segura (No 256/2004);

by Mr Dragan Rakic (No 257/2004);

by Mr Jacques Memmi (No 258/2004);

by Mr Manuel Enocq (No 259/2004);

by Mr Suleman Gjanaj (No 260/2004);

by Mr Jean de la Forge (Comité de Défense Rural Donnery/Fay-aux-loges) (No 261/2004);

by Mrs Adalgisa Uccheddu (No 262/2004);

by Mr Andrea Alleva (No 263/2004);

by Mr Roberto Massa (No 264/2004);

by Mr Giovanni Pittella (No 265/2004);

by Mr Mario Borghezio (No 266/2004);

by Mr Donato Aguese (No 267/2004);

by Mrs Silvia Varriale (No 268/2004);

by Mr Vincenzo Guerra (No 269/2004);

by Mrs Marica Camerlengo (No 270/2004);

by Mr Giuseppe Mario Di Mattia (No 271/2004);

by Mr Luis Manuel Rodrigues de Sousa Gabriel (No 272/2004);

by Mr Joachim Kurth (No 273/2004)

by Mr Ferdinand Holzner (No 274/2004)

by Mr Gert Schlüter (No 275/2004)

by Mr Arif Rüzgar (No 276/2004)

by Mrs Rita Bürger (No 277/2004)

by Mr Karl-Heinz Hutzler (No 278/2004)

by Mr Friedrich Arnst (No 279/2004)

by Mr Erwin Bültmann (No 280/2004)

by Mr Peter Mailänder (Rechtsanwälte Haver & Mailänder) (No 281/2004)

by Mrs Gisela Kroll (No 282/2004)

by Mr Franco José Kozely Masé Duca (No 283/2004)

by Mr Charles Winfield (No 284/2004)

by Mr Errol Jackson (No 285/2004)

by Mrs Denise Walsh (No 286/2004)

by Mrs Carol Grayson (No 287/2004)

by Mr Michael Gare-Simmons (No 288/2004)

by Mrs Harriet Bullock (No 289/2004)

by Mrs Reinhild Bergan (No 290/2004)

by Mr Frank Harvey (No 291/2004)

by Mr Harto Hannula (No 292/2004)

by Mr Rien van Kerkwijk (Vereniging Vrij Wonen) (and 8753 signatories) (No 293/2004)

by Mrs Marie-Christina Gräfin zu Poppenheim (No 294/2004)

by Mr Christos Kostoudis (No 295/2004);

by Mrs Irini Savvidou (Somateio ergazomenon sta topika symfona apasholisis Dimou Veroias) (No 296/2004);

by Mrs Marianthi Varveri (No 297/2004);

by Mr Evangelos Tsankarakis (Oikodomikos Synetairismos Georgikon Ypallilon O ‘PAN’ S.P.E.) (No 298/2004).

11.   Transfers of appropriations

The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 3/2004 (C5-0119/2003 — SEC(2004) 0286).

Having noted the Council's opinion, the committee authorised the transfer pursuant to Articles 24(3) and 181(1) of the Financial Regulation of 25 June 2002, in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

 

 

Chapter 31.01 — Rerserves for administrative expenditure

 

 

Item 31.0140 — 04.010407 — Actions combating and preventing exclusion — Expenditure on administrative management

NDA

- 450 000 EUR

Item 31.0140 — 04.010412 — Measures combating and preventing discrimination — Expenditure on administrative management

NDA

- 630 000 EUR

Item 31.0140 — 15.010412 — Measures for civil society and visits to the Commission — Expenditure on administrative management

NDA

-1 050 000 EUR

Chapter 31.02 — Rerserves for financial interventions

 

 

Item 31.0241 — 04.490407 — Actions combating and preventing exclusion — Expenditure on administrative management

PA

- 215 928 EUR

Item 31.0241 — 04.490412 — Measures combating and preventing discrimination — Expenditure on administrative management

PA

- 562 192 EUR

Item 31.0241 — 15.030302 — European Training Foundation — Subsidy under Title 3

CA

- 406 100 EUR

 

PA

- 406 100 EUR

Article 31.0241 — 15.0605 Visits to the Commission

CA

-1 500 000 EUR

 

PA

-1 540 000 EUR

Item 31.0241 — 15.490401 — Preparatory actions for cooperation in the field of education and of youth policy — Expenditure on administrative management

PA

-1 200 000 EUR

Item 31.0241 — 15.490412 — Measures for civil society — Expenditure on administrative management

PA

- 270 000 EUR

TO:

 

 

Chapter 04.01 — Administrative expenditure of policy area ‘Employment and social affairs’

 

 

Article 04.0104 — Support expenditure for operations of policy area ‘Employment and social affairs’

 

 

Item 04.010407 — Actions combating and preventing exclusion — Expenditure on administrative management

NDA

450 000 EUR

Item 04.010412 — Measures combating and preventing discrimination — Expenditure on administrative management

NDA

630 000 EUR

Chapter 04.49 — Expenditure on administrative management of programmes committed in accordance with the former financial regulation

 

 

Article 04.4904 — Support expenditure for operations of policy area ‘Employment and social affairs’

 

 

Item 04.490407 — Actions combating and preventing exclusion — Expenditure on administrative management

PA

215 928 EUR

Item 04.490412 — Measures combating and preventing discrimination — Expenditure on administrative management

PA

562 192 EUR

Chapter 15.01 — Administrative expenditure of policy area ‘Education and culture’

 

 

Article 15.0104 — Support expenditure for operations of policy area ‘Education and culture’

 

 

Item 15.010412 — Measures for civil society and visits to the Commission — Expenditure on administrative management

NDA

1 050 000 EUR

Chapter 15.03 — Vocational training

 

 

— Article 15.0303 — European Training Foundation

 

 

Item 15.030302 — European Training Foundation — Subsidy under Title 3

CA

406 100 EUR

 

PA

406 100 EUR

Chapter 15.06 — Dialogue with the citizens

 

 

— Article 15.0605 — Visits to the Commission

CA

1 500 000 EUR

 

PA

1 540 000 EUR

Chapter 15.49 — Expenditure on administrative management of programmes committed in accordance with the former financial regulation

 

 

Article 15.4904 — Support expenditure for operations of policy area ‘Education and culture’

 

 

Item 15.490401 — Preparatory actions for cooperation in the field of education and of youth policy — Expenditure on administrative management

PA

1 200 000 EUR

Item 15.490412 — Measures for civil society — Expenditure on administrative management

PA

270 000 EUR

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 4/2004 (C5-0120/2003 — SEC(2004) 0256).

Having noted the Council's opinion, the committee authorised the transfer, pursuant to Articles 24(3) and 181(1) of the Financial Regulation of 25 June 2002, in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

 

 

Chapter 31.01 — Reserves for administrative expenditure

 

 

Item 31.0140 — 09.010404 — Action on illegal and harmful content on the Internet — Expenditure on administrative management

NDA

- 162 000 EUR

Chapter 31.02 — Reserves for financial interventions

 

 

— Item 31.0241 — 07.030101 — Protection of forests

CA

-17 000 000 EUR

 

PA

-17 000 000 EUR

— Article 31.0241 — 09.0301 — Information society

CA

-6 000 000 EUR

 

PA

-2 200 000 EUR

TO:

 

 

Chapter 07.03 — Environmental programmes and projects

 

 

— Article 07.0301 — Clean development mechanism

 

 

— Item 07.030101 — Protection of forests

CA

17 000 000 EUR

 

PA

17 000 000 EUR

Chapter 09.01 — Administrative expenditure of policy area ‘Information society’

 

 

Article 09.0104 — Support expenditure for operations of policy area ‘Information society’

 

 

Item 09.010404 — Action on illegal and harmful content on the Internet — Expenditure on administrative management

NDA

162 000 EUR

Chapter 09.03 — eEurope

 

 

— Article 09.0301 — Information society

CA

6 000 000 EUR

 

PA

2 200 000 EUR

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 5/2004 (C5-0125/2003 — SEC(2004) 0302).

After noting the Council's opinion, the committee authorised the transfer, pursuant to Articles 24(3) and 181(1) of the Financial Regulation of 25 June 2002, in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

 

 

Chapter 27.01 — Administrative expenditure of policy area ‘Budget’

 

 

Article 27.0102 — External staff and other management expenditure in support of policy area ‘Budget’

 

 

— Item 27.010209 — External staff — Non-decentralised management

NDA

-1 725 000 EUR

Item 27.010219 — Other management expenditure — Non-decentralised management

NDA

- 511 000 EUR

TO:

 

 

Chapter 01.01 — Administrative expenditure of policy area ‘Economic and financial affairs’

 

 

Article 01.0102 — External staff and other management expenditure in support of policy area ‘Economic and financial affairs’

 

 

— Item 01.010201 — External staff

NDA

77 000 EUR

Chapter 03.01 — Administrative expenditure of policy area ‘Competition’

 

 

Article 03.0102 — External staff and other management expenditure in support of policy area ‘Competition’

 

 

— Item 03.010201 — External staff

NDA

607 000 EUR

Chapter 05.01 — Administrative expenditure of policy area ‘Agriculture’

 

 

Article 05.0102 — External staff and other management expenditure in support of policy area ‘Agriculture’

 

 

— Item 05.010201 — External staff

NDA

490 000 EUR

Chapter 13.01 — Administrative expenditure of policy area ‘Regional policy’

 

 

Article 13.0102 — External staff and other management expenditure in support of policy area ‘Regional policy’

 

 

— Item 13.010201 — External staff

NDA

514 000 EUR

Chapter 25.01 — Administrative expenditure of policy area ‘Commission's policy coordination and legal advice’

 

 

Article 25.0102 — External staff and other management expenditure in support of policy area ‘Commission's policy coordination and legal advice’

 

 

Item 25.010211 — Other management expenditure of policy area ‘Commission's policy coordination and legal advice’

NDA

511 000 EUR

Chapter 27.01 — Administrative expenditure of policy area ‘Budget’

 

 

Article 27.0102 — External staff and other management expenditure in support of policy area ‘Budget’

 

 

— Item 27.010201 — External staff of DG ‘Budget’

NDA

37 000 EUR

12.   Texts of agreements forwarded by the Council

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

agreement between the European Community and the Kingdom of Cambodia on trade in textile products;

agreement in the form of an exchange of letters extending for the period from 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2004 the validity of the protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in the agreement between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire on fishing off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire.

13.   Action taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

The President announced that the Commission communication on the action taken by that institution on the following resolution had been distributed:

European Parliament resolution on the Commission's legislative and work programme for 2004 (P5_TA(2003)0585).

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The following spoke: Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, who referred to the accusations made in the German press by a Member of Parliament concerning certain Members (see in particular item 3 of Minutes of 29 March 2004), and called for any documents substantiating those accusations to be forwarded to the Court of Auditors and to OLAF so that the matter might be properly investigated (the President called once again on the author of the accusations to communicate such documents to him, and pointed out that he had received nothing to date), and Jo Leinen.

14.   Order of business

The next item was the order of business.

The final draft agenda for the April 2004 sittings (PE 344.162/PDOJ) had been distributed and a number of changes had been proposed (Rule 111):

Sittings of 19 to 22 April 2004

Monday

On a proposal from the President, the item ‘One-minute speeches on matters of political importance’, normally scheduled after the order of business, was replaced by an exchange of views on the recommendation from the JURI Committee to submit to the Court of Justice a request for an opinion (Article 300(6) of the Treaty) concerning the Treaty compatibility of a proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an agreement between the European Union and the United States on the processing and transfer of PNR data.

Guido Podestà, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group as well as Vitaliano Gemelli, Chairman of the PETI Committee, had asked that the report by Johanna L.A. Boogerd-Quaak (A5-0230/2004) be referred back to Committee so that its admissibility could be examined (the President proposed to wait for the conclusions of the LIBE Committee meeting, scheduled for that evening at 19.00. Guido Podestà accepted that proposal).

The following spoke: Monica Frassoni, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Johanna L.A. Boogerd-Quaak, (rapporteur), Francesco Fiori, who insisted that the request for referral back to committee be put to the vote, and Elena Ornella Paciotti, on behalf of the PSE Group.

The President pointed out that the deadline for tabling such a request, as provided for in Rule 144, had not been respected, but that the request could still be made at the time of the vote on the report.

Tuesday

The report by Jan Mulder and Neena Gill (A5-0256/2004) (item 107 of the Agenda) was withdrawn from the Agenda, as the Council had accepted all Parliament's amendments.

The PSE Group had requested that the vote on the report by Christa Randzio-Plath (A5-0273/2004), (item 71 of the Agenda), scheduled for voting time on Wednesday, be brought forward to Tuesday.

The request was approved.

The GUE/NGL Group had requested that the report by Marianne Eriksson (A5-0274/2004) be entered on Tuesday's Agenda.

The following spoke: Marianne Eriksson, (rapporteur), who moved the request, Francis Wurtz, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, and Doris Pack, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group.

Parliament rejected the request by RCV (59 for, 127 against and 5 abstentions).

Corrections to votes:

Philippe A.R. Herzog, Umberto Scapagnini and Anne E.M. Van Lancker had intended to vote in favour.

The PPE-DE Group had asked for the joint debate on discharges for 2002 (items 34 to 38 of the Agenda) to include a Commission statement on Eurostat, and the tabling of motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Hans-Gert Poettering, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, who moved the request, and Helmut Kuhne.

Parliament approved the request by EV (100 for, 86 against, and 2 abstentions).

Deadlines for tabling:

motions for resolutions: Tuesday 20 April at 10.00.

amendments and joint motions: Wednesday 21 April at 10.00.

The vote would be on Thursday.

Wednesday

The Verts-ALE Group had asked for the inclusion of Commission and Council statements on the situation in the Middle East.

The following spoke: Monica Frassoni, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, who moved the request, and Johannes (Hannes) Swoboda, on behalf of the PSE Group.

Parliament approved the request.

The item would be taken immediately after the debate on Cyprus (item 64), with the result that the afternoon's Question Time would probably have to be curtailed.

Thursday

no changed proposed

Council request for the application of urgent procedure (Rule 112) for:

Initiative of the Italian Republic with a view to the adoption of a Council decision in respect of the organisation of joint flights to remove nationals of third countries residing illegally on the territory of two or more Member States.

Reason for request:

A legal vacuum would continue to exist in this important area so long as the Council had not taken a decision.

Parliament would take a decision on the request for urgent procedure at the beginning of the following day's sitting.

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The order of business was thus established.

15.   EC-United States agreement on PNR data

Concerning the report by Johanna L.A. Boogerd-Quaak (A5-0271/2004), the President announced that he had received a letter from the Chairman of the JURI Committee, recommending that the opinion of the Court of Justice of the European Communities be sought regarding the validity of the EC-United States agreement on the processing and transfer of PNR data.

The following spoke: Frits Bolkestein (Member of the Commission), Klaus-Heiner Lehne, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Elena Ornella Paciotti, on behalf of the PSE Group, Graham R. Watson, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Giuseppe Di Lello Finuoli, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Monica Frassoni, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Johanna L.A. Boogerd-Quaak, (rapporteur), and Jorge Salvador Hernández Mollar, Chairman of the LIBE Committee.

The debate remained on Tuesday's agenda as scheduled and the vote would take place on Wednesday.

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The President announced that Members who had wanted to make ‘One-minute speeches on matters of political importance’ could either forward their speeches to him in writing or take the floor at the end of that evening's debates.

16.   Respect for and promotion of the values on which the Union is based (debate)

Report on the Commission communication on Article 7 of the Treaty on European Union: Respect for and promotion of the values on which the Union is based (COM(2003) 606 — C5-0594/2003 — 2003/2249(INI)) — Committee on Constitutional Affairs.

Rapporteur: Johannes Voggenhuber (A5-0227/2004)

Johannes Voggenhuber introduced the report.

IN THE CHAIR: David W. MARTIN

Vice-President

David Byrne (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Marcelino Oreja Arburúa, Jo Leinen, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann, Georges Berthu and Hans-Peter Martin.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 20.04.2004, Item 10.33.

17.   Cooperation on consumer protection ***I — Consumer credit ***I — Unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (‘the regulation on consumer protection cooperation’) [COM(2003) 443 — C5-0335/2003 — 2003/0162(COD)] — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market.

Rapporteur: Evelyne Gebhardt (A5-0191/2004).

Draftsman of the opinion (Rule 162a): Béatrice Patrie, ENVI Committee

Second report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning credit for consumers [COM(2002) 443 — C5-0420/2002 — 2002/0222(COD)] — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market.

Rapporteur: Joachim Wuermeling (A5-0224/2004)

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive concerning unfair business-toconsumer commercial practices in the Internal Market and amending Directives 84/450/EEC, 97/7/EC and 98/27/EC (the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive) [COM(2003) 356 — C5-0288/2003 — 2003/0134(COD)] — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market.

Rapporteur: Fiorella Ghilardotti (A5-0188/2004).

Draftsman of the opinion (Rule 162a): Phillip Whitehead, ENVI Committee

David Byrne (Member of the Commission) spoke.

Evelyne Gebhardt introduced the report (A5-0191/2004).

Joachim Wuermeling introduced the report (A5-0224/2004).

Fiorella Ghilardotti introduced the report (A5-0188/2004).

The following spoke: Pervenche Berès (draftsman of the opinion of the ECON Committee), Béatrice Patrie (draftsman of the opinion of the ENVI Committee) and Phillip Whitehead (draftsman of the opinion of the ENVI Committee).

IN THE CHAIR: Alonso José PUERTA

Vice-President

The following spoke: Marianne L.P. Thyssen, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Manuel Medina Ortega, on behalf of the PSE Group, Astrid Thors, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Neil MacCormick, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Rijk van Dam, on behalf of the EDD Group, María Sornosa Martínez (draftsman of the opinion of the ENVI Committee), Paolo Bartolozzi, Arlene McCarthy, Diana Wallis, Klaus-Heiner Lehne, Othmar Karas, Avril Doyle, Malcolm Harbour and David Byrne.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 20.04.2004, Items 10.20 to 10.22.

18.   Residue levels of pesticides in plant and animal products ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on maximum residue levels of pesticides in products of plant and animal origin [COM(2003) 117 — C5-0108/2003 — 2003/0052(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy.

Rapporteur: Robert William Sturdy (A5-0260/2004)

David Byrne (Member of the Commission) spoke.

Robert William Sturdy introduced the report.

The following spoke: Saïd El Khadraoui, on behalf of the PSE Group, Patricia McKenna, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Dorette Corbey and David Byrne.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 20.04.2004, Item 10.23.

19.   Modernising company law and enhancing corporate governance (debate)

Report on the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on modernising company law and enhancing corporate governance in the European Union — a plan to move forward [COM(2003) 284 — C5-0378/2003 — 2003/2150(INI)] — Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market.

Rapporteur: Fiorella Ghilardotti (A5-0253/2004).

Draftsman of the opinion (Rule 162a): Pervenche Berès, ECON Committee

Fiorella Ghilardotti introduced the report.

Frits Bolkestein (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Pervenche Berès (draftsman of the opinion of the ECON Committee), Per-Arne Arvidsson (draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Ioannis Koukiadis (draftsman of the opinion of the EMPL Committee), Klaus-Heiner Lehne, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Inglewood and Frits Bolkestein.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 21.04.2004, Item 10.24.

20.   Single payment area (debate)

Report on a legal framework for a single payment area [2003/2101(INI)] — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Rapporteur: Alexander Radwan (A5-0192/2004)

Alexander Radwan introduced the report.

IN THE CHAIR: Gérard ONESTA

Vice-President

Frits Bolkestein (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Helena Torres Marques, on behalf of the PSE Group, Philippe A.R. Herzog, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, and Frits Bolkestein.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 21.04.2004, Item 10.26.

21.   Security of natural gas supply ***I — Access to gas transmission networks ***I (debate)

Report on the modification of the legal base and general guideline of the Council in view of the entry into force of a directive of the European Parliament and the Council concerning measures to safeguard security of natural gas supply [15769/2003 — C5-0027/2004 — 2002/0220(COD)] — Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Peter Michael Mombaur (A5-0213/2004)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on conditions for access to the gas transmission networks [COM(2003) 741 — C5-0644/2003 — 2003/0302(COD)] — Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Esko Olavi Seppänen (A5-0254/2004)

Loyola de Palacio (Vice-President of the Commission) spoke.

Peter Michael Mombaur introduced the report (A5-0213/2004).

Esko Olavi Seppänen introduced the report (A5-0254/2004).

Giles Bryan Chichester spoke on behalf of the PPE-DE Group.

IN THE CHAIR: Catherine LALUMIÈRE

Vice-President

The following spoke: Bernhard Rapkay, on behalf of the PSE Group, Johannes (Hans) Blokland, on behalf of the EDD Group, Hans Kronberger, Non-attached Member, Gordon J. Adam, Benedetto Della Vedova, Rolf Linkohr, Reino Paasilinna and Loyola de Palacio.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 20.04.2004, Items 10.24 and 10.25.

22.   Eco-design requirements for Energy-Using Products ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a framework for the setting of Eco-design requirements for Energy-Using Products and amending Council Directive 92/42/EEC [COM(2003) 453 — C5-0369/2003 — 2003/0172(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy.

Rapporteur: Astrid Thors (A5-0171/2004).

Draftsman of the opinion (Rule 162a): Claude Turmes, ITRE Committee

Loyola de Palacio (Vice-President of the Commission) spoke.

Astrid Thors introduced the report.

The following spoke: Claude Turmes (draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Peter Liese, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Karin Scheele, on behalf of the PSE Group, Chris Davies, on behalf of the ELDR Group, David Robert Bowe and Loyola de Palacio.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 20.04.2004, Item 10.26.

23.   Communication of common positions of the Council

The President announced, pursuant to Rule 74(1), that the following common positions had been received from the Council, together with the reasons which had led to their adoption, and the Commission's position on:

Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1692/96/EC on Community guidelines for the development of trans-European transport network (C5-0184/2004 — 2001/0229(COD) — 5762/1/2004 — 8073/2004 — COM(2004) 294)

referred to

responsible: RETT

 

asked for opinion at 1st reading: BUDG, ENVI, ITRE

The three-month period available to Parliament to adopt its position would therefore begin the following day, 20 April 2004.

24.   Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the Directive establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in respect of the Kyoto Protocol's project mechanisms [COM(2003) 403 — C5-0355/2003 — 2003/0173(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy.

Rapporteur: Alexander de Roo (A5-0154/2004)

Margot Wallström (Member of the Commission) spoke.

IN THE CHAIR: Charlotte CEDERSCHIÖLD

Vice-President

Alexander de Roo introduced the report.

The following spoke: Rolf Linkohr (draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Cristina García-Orcoyen Tormo, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, David Robert Bowe, on behalf of the PSE Group, Chris Davies, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Ria G.H.C. Oomen-Ruijten, Peter Liese and Margot Wallström.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 20.04.2004, Item 10.27.

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Jens-Peter Bonde pointed out that the motion of censure on the Commission concerning Eurostat had obtained sufficient signatures pursuant to Rule 34 for it to be debated and voted on (the President took note of his remarks and informed him that the President of Parliament would address the matter the following day).

25.   Batteries and accumulators ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on batteries and accumulators and spent batteries and accumulators [COM(2003) 723 — C5-0563/2003 — 2003/0282(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy.

Rapporteur: Johannes (Hans) Blokland (A5-0265/2004)

Margot Wallström (Member of the Commission) spoke.

Johannes (Hans) Blokland introduced the report.

The following spoke: Rolf Linkohr (draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Robert Goodwill, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Bernd Lange, on behalf of the PSE Group, Chris Davies, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Alexander de Roo, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Patricia McKenna and Margot Wallström.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 20.04.2004, Item 10.28.

26.   Integrated product policy (debate)

Report on the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Integrated Product Policy: Building on Environmental Life-Cycle Thinking [COM(2003) 302 — C5-0550/2003 — 2003/2221(INI)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy.

Rapporteur: Anders Wijkman (A5-0261/2004)

Anders Wijkman introduced the report.

Margot Wallström (Member of the Commission) spoke.

Bernd Lange spoke on behalf of the PSE Group.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 21.04.2004, Item 10.27.

27.   Coordination of social security systems ***II (debate)

Recommendation for second reading on the common position of the Council with a view to adopting a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the coordination of social security systems [15577/6/2003 — C5-0043/2004 — 1998/0360(COD)] — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Rapporteur: Jean Lambert (A5-0234/2004)

Jean Lambert introduced the recommendation for second reading.

Anna Diamantopoulou (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Ria G.H.C. Oomen-Ruijten, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Ieke van den Burg, on behalf of the PSE Group, Johanna L.A. Boogerd-Quaak, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Brian Crowley, on behalf of the UEN Group, Marie-Hélène Gillig and Anna Diamantopoulou.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 20.04.2004, Item 10.17.

28.   Agenda for next sitting

The President referred Members to the document ‘Agenda’ PE 344.162/OJMA.

29.   Closure of sitting

The sitting closed at 23.40.

Julian Priestley

Secretary-General

David W. Martin

Vice-President


ATTENDANCE REGISTER

The following signed:

Aaltonen, Adam, Aguiriano Nalda, Nuala Ahern, Almeida Garrett, Alyssandrakis, Andersson, Andreasen, André-Léonard, Andrews, Andria, Arvidsson, Atkins, Attwooll, Auroi, Averoff, Avilés Perea, Ayuso González, Bakopoulos, Balfe, Baltas, Banotti, Barón Crespo, Bartolozzi, Bastos, Bayona de Perogordo, Beazley, Belder, Berend, Berès, van den Berg, Bergaz Conesa, Bernié, Berthu, Bertinotti, Beysen, Bigliardo, Blak, Blokland, Bodrato, Böge, Bösch, von Boetticher, Bonde, Boogerd-Quaak, Booth, Bordes, van den Bos, Boumediene-Thiery, Bourlanges, Bouwman, Bowe, Bradbourn, Bremmer, Breyer, Brie, Brienza, Brok, Bullmann, van den Burg, Bushill-Matthews, Busk, Callanan, Calò, Camisón Asensio, Campos, Camre, Cardoso, Carlotti, Carraro, Casaca, Cashman, Caudron, Cederschiöld, Cercas, Cerdeira Morterero, Cesaro, Chichester, Chountis, Claeys, Coelho, Collins, Corbett, Corbey, Cornillet, Corrie, Paolo Costa, Raffaele Costa, Coûteaux, Cox, Crowley, Cushnahan, van Dam, Dary, Daul, Davies, De Clercq, Dehousse, De Keyser, Dell'Alba, Della Vedova, Dell'Utri, De Mita, Deprez, De Sarnez, Descamps, Désir, Deva, De Veyrac, Dhaene, Díez González, Di Lello Finuoli, Dillen, Dimitrakopoulos, Doorn, Dover, Doyle, Duff, Duhamel, Duin, Dupuis, Duthu, Dybkjær, Echerer, El Khadraoui, Elles, Eriksson, Esclopé, Ettl, Jillian Evans, Robert J.E. Evans, Färm, Farage, Fava, Fernández Martín, Ferrández Lezaun, Ferreira, Ferrer, Ferri, Fiebiger, Fiori, Fitzsimons, Florenz, Ford, Foster, Fourtou, Frahm, Frassoni, Friedrich, Fruteau, Gahler, Gahrton, Galeote Quecedo, Garaud, García-Margallo y Marfil, García-Orcoyen Tormo, Garot, Garriga Polledo, de Gaulle, Gawronski, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Gill, Gillig, Gil-Robles Gil-Delgado, Glante, Glase, Gobbo, Goebbels, Goepel, Gollnisch, Gomolka, Goodwill, Gorostiaga Atxalandabaso, Gouveia, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Graça Moura, Gröner, Grönfeldt Bergman, Grosch, Grossetête, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Guy-Quint, Hänsch, Hager, Harbour, Hatzidakis, Haug, Heaton-Harris, Hedkvist Petersen, Helmer, Hermange, Hernández Mollar, Herranz García, Herzog, Honeyball, Hortefeux, Hudghton, Hughes, van Hulten, Hyland, Iivari, Inglewood, Izquierdo Collado, Izquierdo Rojo, Jackson, Jensen, Jöns, Jonckheer, Jové Peres, Kaldi, Karamanou, Karas, Karlsson, Katiforis, Kaufmann, Kauppi, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Keßler, Kindermann, Glenys Kinnock, Kirkhope, Klamt, Klaß, Knolle, Koch, Konrad, Korakas, Korhola, Koukiadis, Koulourianos, Krarup, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Krehl, Kreissl-Dörfler, Krivine, Kronberger, Kuckelkorn, Kuhne, Kuntz, Lage, Lagendijk, Laguiller, Lalumière, Lamassoure, Lambert, Lange, Langen, Langenhagen, Lannoye, de La Perriere, Laschet, Lehne, Leinen, Liese, Linkohr, Lipietz, Lisi, Ludford, Lulling, Lund, Maat, Maaten, McAvan, McCarthy, McCartin, MacCormick, McKenna, McMillan-Scott, Maes, Malliori, Manders, Manisco, Erika Mann, Thomas Mann, Mantovani, Marchiani, Marinho, Marinos, Markov, Marques, David W. Martin, Hans-Peter Martin, Martínez Martínez, Mastorakis, Mathieu, Matikainen-Kallström, Hans-Peter Mayer, Xaver Mayer, Medina Ortega, Meijer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendiluce Pereiro, Menéndez del Valle, Mennea, Menrad, Miguélez Ramos, Miller, Miranda de Lage, Modrow, Mombaur, Monsonís Domingo, Montfort, Moraes, Morera Català, Morgan, Morillon, Müller, Mulder, Murphy, Myller, Napoletano, Napolitano, Naranjo Escobar, Nassauer, Nicholson, Niebler, Nisticò, Nordmann, Ojeda Sanz, Onesta, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Oreja Arburúa, O'Toole, Paasilinna, Pacheco Pereira, Paciotti, Pack, Papayannakis, Parish, Pastorelli, Patakis, Patrie, Paulsen, Pérez Álvarez, Perry, Pesälä, Pex, Piecyk, Piscarreta, Plooij-van Gorsel, Podestà, Poettering, Pohjamo, Pomés Ruiz, Poos, Posselt, Prets, Pronk, Puerta, Purvis, Queiró, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Radwan, Randzio-Plath, Rapkay, Raschhofer, Raymond, Read, Ribeiro e Castro, de Roo, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Roure, Rousseaux, Rovsing, Rübig, Rühle, Rutelli, Sacconi, Sacrédeus, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Sandberg-Fries, Sandbæk, Santer, Santini, dos Santos, Sartori, Sauquillo Pérez del Arco, Scallon, Scapagnini, Scarbonchi, Schaffner, Scheele, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Gerhard Schmid, Herman Schmid, Olle Schmidt, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schörling, Ilka Schröder, Jürgen Schröder, Schroedter, Schwaiger, Segni, Seppänen, Simpson, Sjöstedt, Skinner, Smet, Soares, Sörensen, Sommer, Soriano Gil, Sornosa Martínez, Souchet, Souladakis, Sousa Pinto, Speroni, Staes, Stauner, Stenmarck, Stevenson, Stihler, Stockton, Sturdy, Sudre, Suominen, Swiebel, Swoboda, Sylla, Sørensen, Tajani, Tannock, Theato, Theorin, Thomas-Mauro, Thorning-Schmidt, Thors, Thyssen, Titford, Titley, Torres Marques, Trakatellis, Turco, Turmes, Twinn, Uca, Väyrynen, Vairinhos, Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Vallvé, Van Hecke, Van Lancker, Van Orden, Varaut, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vatanen, Veltroni, van Velzen, Vidal-Quadras Roca, Vila Abelló, Villiers, Virrankoski, Voggenhuber, Volcic, Wachtmeister, Wallis, Walter, Watson, Weiler, Wenzel-Perillo, Whitehead, Wieland, Wiersma, Wijkman, Wuermeling, Wuori, Wurtz, Wyn, Wynn, Xarchakos, Zabell, Zacharakis, Zappalà, Zimmerling, Zissener, Zorba, Zrihen

Observers

A. Nagy, Azzopardi, Bagó, Bastys, Bauer, Berg, Bielan, Bonnici, Christoforou, Chronowski, Zbigniew Chrzanowski, Cybulski, Demetriou, Drzęla, Ékes, Gałaźewski, Golde, Genowefa Grabowska, Gruber, Heriban, Jerzy Jaskiernia, Kamiński, Kāposts, Kelemen, Kiršteins, Kļaviņš, Kłopotek, Klukowski, Kriščiūnas, Daniel Kroupa, Kubica, Kubovič, Kuzmickas, Kvietkauskas, Laar, Libicki, Lisak, Lydeka, Macierewicz, Maldeikis, Matsakis, Őry, Pęczak, Plokšto, Podgórski, Protasiewicz, Pusz, Janno Reiljan, Rutkowski, Savi, Siekierski, Šlesere, Smorawiński, Surján, Tomczak, Vaculík, Valys, George Varnava, Vella, Vėsaitė, Wittbrodt, Żenkiewicz


ANNEX I

RESULT OF ROLL-CALL VOTES

1.   Agenda modification

For: 59

EDD: Belder, Bonde, van Dam, Sandbæk

ELDR: Boogerd-Quaak, Busk, Calò, Davies, De Clercq, Dybkjær, Jensen, Ludford, Nordmann, Paulsen, Pesälä, Pohjamo, Rousseaux, Sørensen, Thors, Watson

GUE/NGL: Alyssandrakis, Bakopoulos, Bergaz Conesa, Bertinotti, Di Lello Finuoli, Eriksson, Fiebiger, Frahm, Jové Peres, Korakas, Koulourianos, Krarup, Manisco, Markov, Meijer, Patakis, Schmid Herman, Seppänen, Uca, Wurtz

NI: Gorostiaga Atxalandabaso, Turco

PPE-DE: Cederschiöld, Posselt, Radwan, Stenmarck

PSE: Dhaene, Färm, Hedkvist Petersen, Kuckelkorn, Paciotti, Patrie, Sacconi, Theorin, Thorning-Schmidt, Trentin, Weiler

Verts/ALE: Ahern, Maes

Against: 127

NI: Berthu, Claeys, de La Perriere, Souchet

PPE-DE: Averoff, Avilés Perea, Bartolozzi, Bayona de Perogordo, Berend, Bodrato, Böge, Cardoso, Cesaro, Chichester, Coelho, Corrie, Daul, Descamps, Dover, Doyle, Ferri, Fiori, Foster, Fourtou, Glase, Goepel, Gouveia, Graça Moura, Grossetête, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Hatzidakis, Helmer, Hermange, Herranz García, Kaldí, Karas, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Klaß, Knolle, Langen, Laschet, Lehne, Liese, Lisi, Lulling, Mantovani, Marinos, Méndez de Vigo, Mombaur, Morillon, Naranjo Escobar, Oreja Arburúa, Pack, Pex, Podestà, Poettering, Rovsing, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Santer, Santini, Sartori, Scapagnini, Schaffner, Schierhuber, Schnellhardt, Schröder Jürgen, Stauner, Stockton, Sudre, Suominen, Tajani, Tannock, Theato, Thyssen, Trakatellis, Van Orden, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vila Abelló, Villiers, Wachtmeister, Wenzel-Perillo, Zimmerling

PSE: Baltas, Bösch, Bowe, Corbett, Corbey, Duin, Ettl, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Gillig, Glante, Guy-Quint, van Hulten, Jöns, Kindermann, Koukiadis, Kuhne, Lalumière, Lange, Leinen, McCarthy, Mastorakis, Medina Ortega, Müller, Myller, Napoletano, Prets, Roth-Behrendt, Souladakis, Swiebel, Swoboda, Titley, Walter, Wiersma

UEN: Thomas-Mauro

Verts/ALE: Duthu, Lannoye, MacCormick, McKenna, Morera i Catalá, de Roo, Rühle, Staes, Voggenhuber, Wuori

Abstention: 5

GUE/NGL: Herzog

PPE-DE: Banotti

PSE: Poos

Verts/ALE: Echerer, Schroedter


Tuesday 20 April 2004

30.4.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

CE 104/26


MINUTES

(2004/C 104 E/02)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Giorgos DIMITRAKOPOULOS

Vice-President

1.   Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 09.00.

2.   Membership of Parliament

The competent Spanish authorities had given notice of the appointment of Mr D Luis Marco Aguiriano Nalda to replace Mrs María Rodríguez Ramos, as Member of Parliament, with effect from 19 April 2004.

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

3.   Membership of committees and delegations

At the request of the PSE Group, Parliament ratified the following appointment:

Mr Aguiriano Nalda as member of the

BUDG Committee

Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China.

4.   Vote on request for urgent procedure

Request for urgent procedure:

initiative of the Italian Republic with a view to the adoption of a Council decision in respect of the organisation of joint flights to remove nationals of third countries residing illegally on the territory of two or more Member States — (12025/2003 — C5-0440/2003 and 14205/2003 — C5-0582/2003 — 2003/0821(CNS)) — Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs

Martine Roure, on behalf of the PSE Group, spoke on the request.

The request for urgent procedure was rejected.

*

* *

Jens-Peter Bonde referred to his remarks of the previous day (Minutes of 19.04.2004, Item 24) when he pointed out that the motion of censure on the Commission concerning Eurostat had obtained the required number of signatures, and asked to know what would happen next (the President replied that the services responsible were checking the number of signatures and that Parliament would then be informed accordingly).

5.   Safety at sea (debate)

Report on improving safety at sea [2003/2235(INI)] — Temporary committee on improving safety at sea.

Rapporteur: Dirk Sterckx (A5-0257/2004)

Herman Vermeer (deputising for the rapporteur) introduced the report.

Loyola de Palacio (Vice-President of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Daniel Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Gilles Savary, on behalf of the PSE Group, Astrid Thors, on behalf of the ELDR Group, María Luisa Bergaz Conesa, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Camilo Nogueira Román, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Alain Esclopé, on behalf of the EDD Group, Dominique F.C. Souchet, Non-attached Member, Françoise Grossetête, Rosa Miguélez Ramos and Sylviane H. Ainardi.

IN THE CHAIR: Gérard ONESTA

Vice-President

The following spoke: Josu Ortuondo Larrea, Koldo Gorostiaga Atxalandabaso, Georg Jarzembowski, Emmanouil Mastorakis, Konstantinos Hatzidakis, Jan Marinus Wiersma, Manuel Pérez Álvarez, Juan de Dios Izquierdo Collado, Peter Pex, Bernard Poignant, Brigitte Langenhagen, Wilhelm Ernst (Willi) Piecyk, John Walls Cushnahan, Jan Dhaene, Loyola de Palacio and Koldo Gorostiaga Atxalandabaso on the last speaker's remarks.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 21.04.2004, Item 10.28.

6.   Charging HGVs for infrastructure ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures [COM(2003) 448 — C5-0351/2003 — 2003/0175(COD)] — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Luigi Cocilovo (A5-0220/2004)

Loyola de Palacio (Vice-President of the Commission) spoke.

Luigi Cocilovo introduced the report.

The following spoke: Manuel António dos Santos (draftsman of the opinion of the ECON Committee) and Georg Jarzembowski, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group.

IN THE CHAIR: Alonso José PUERTA

Vice-President

The following spoke: Ulrich Stockmann, on behalf of the PSE Group, Paolo Costa, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Elisabeth Schroedter, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Reinhard Rack, Johannes (Hannes) Swoboda, Herman Vermeer, Claude Turmes, Ari Vatanen, Ewa Hedkvist Petersen, Gilles Savary and Jan Dhaene.

The debate closed.

Vote: Item 10.29.

7.   Social legislation relating to road transport ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on minimum conditions for the implementation of Directive 2002/15/EC and Council Regulations (EEC) Nos 3820/85 and 3821/85 concerning social legislation relating to road transport activities [COM(2003) 628 — C5-0601/2003 — 2003/0255(COD)] — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Toursim.

Rapporteur: Helmuth Markov (A5-0216/2004)

Draftsman of the opinion (Rule 162a): Elisabeth Schroedter, EMPL Committee

Loyola de Palacio (Vice-President of the Commission) spoke.

Helmuth Markov introduced the report.

The following spoke: Elisabeth Schroedter (draftsman of the opinion of the EMPL Committee), Mathieu Grosch, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Emmanouil Mastorakis, on behalf of the PSE Group, Samuli Pohjamo, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Arlette Laguiller, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, and Rijk van Dam, on behalf of the EDD Group.

The debate closed.

Vote: Item 10.30.

8.   Minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network ***II (debate)

Recommendation for second reading on the common position of the Council with a view to adopting a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network [5238/1/2004 — C5-0118/2004 — 2002/0309(COD)] — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Reinhard Rack (A5-0249/2004)

Reinhard Rack introduced the recommendation for second reading.

Loyola de Palacio (Vice-President of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Giorgio Lisi, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, and Johannes (Hannes) Swoboda, on behalf of the PSE Group.

The debate closed.

Vote: Item 10.18.

IN THE CHAIR: Pat COX

President

9.   Agenda

The President made the following announcements:

1.

The RETT Committee had asked that the Bradbourn recommendation for second reading on development of the trans-European transport network (item 30 of the Agenda) be put to the vote on Wednesday without debate.

The President stated that the deadline for tabling amendments would therefore be brought forward to 17.00 that day.

Parliament agreed to the request.

2.

The deadline for tabling amendments to the Brok report on the EC-Pakistan cooperation agreement (item 67 of the Agenda) had been extended until 10.00 on Wednesday.

3.

The motion of censure on the Commission for its role in the Eurostat affair (B5-0189/2004) had obtained the signatures of 65 Members and would therefore be forwarded to the Commission. The President proposed that the debate be held on Wednesday at 21.00 and that, in accordance with Rule 34(5), which stipulated that the vote on the motion of censure must take place at least 48 hours after the opening of the debate, the motion of censure be put to the vote at the May 2004 part-session.

The following spoke: on this last point Enrique Barón Crespo, on behalf of the PSE Group, Hans-Gert Poettering, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on Enrique Barón Crespo's remarks, Jens-Peter Bonde, Mogens N.J. Camre and Daniel Marc Cohn-Bendit.

10.   Voting time

Details of voting (amendments, separate and split votes, etc.) appear in Annex I to the Minutes.

10.1.   Wider Europe — New Neighbourhood policy * (Rule 110a) (final vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council decision amending Decision 2000/24/EC to take into account the enlargement of the European Union and the EU's Wider Europe — New Neighbourhood policy [COM(2003) 603 — C5-0501/2003 — 2003/0232(CNS)] — Committee on Budgets.

Rapporteur: Reimer Böge (A5-0198/2004).

The report had been referred back to Committee (Rule 69(2) on 31 March 2004(Item 6.7 of the Minutes)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 1)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0278)

10.2.   Tax reductions on energy products in Cyprus * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2003/96/EC as regards the possibility for Cyprus to apply, in respect of energy products and electricity, temporary exemptions or reductions in the levels of taxation [COM(2004) 185 — C5-0175/2004 — 2004/0067(CNS)] — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Rapporteur: Christa Randzio-Plath (A5-0264/2004)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 2)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL and DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0279)

10.3.   Electronic road toll systems ***II (Rule 110a) (vote)

Recommendation for second reading on the common position of the Council with a view to adopting a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the interoperability of electronic road toll systems in the Community [6277/1/2004 — C5-0163/2004 — 2003/0081(COD)] — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Renate Sommer (A5-0246/2004).

(Qualified majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 3)

COMMON POSITION OF THE COUNCIL

Renate Sommer made a statement pursuant to Rule 110a(4).

Declared approved (P5_TA(2004)0280)

10.4.   Community Customs Code***I (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 2913/92 establishing the Community Customs Code [COM(2003) 452 — C5-0345/2003 — 2003/0167(COD)] — Committee on Legal Affairs.

Rapporteur: Janelly Fourtou (A5-0255/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 4)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL, AMENDMENTS and DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0281)

10.5.   European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation *** (Rule 110a) (vote)

Recommendation on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion by the European Community of the Protocol on the accession of the European Community to the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) [5747/2004 — COM(2003) 555 — C5-0065/2004 — 2003/0214(AVC)] — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Christine De Veyrac (A5-0215/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 5)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Christine De Veyrac made a statement pursuant to Rule 110a(4).

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0282)

10.6.   Local border traffic at the external land borders * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the establishment of a regime of local border traffic at the external land borders of the Member States [COM(2003) 502 — C5-0442/2003 — 2003/0193(CNS)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Carmen Cerdeira Morterero (A5-0142/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 6)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0283)

10.7.   Local border traffic at the temporary external land borders * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the establishment of a regime of local border traffic at the temporary external land borders between Member States [COM(2003) 502 — C5-0443/2003 — 2003/0194(CNS)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Stockton (A5-0141/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 7)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0284)

10.8.   Information and co-ordination of migration management services * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council decision establishing a secure web-based Information and Co-ordination Network for Member States' Migration Management Services [COM(2003) 727 — C5-0612/2003 — 2003/0284(CNS)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Ewa Klamt (A5-0145/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 8)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Ewa Klamt made a statement pursuant to Rule 110a(4).

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0285)

10.9.   Place of supply of services * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 77/388/EEC as regards the place of supply of services [COM(2003) 822 — C5-0026/2004 — 2003/0329(CNS)] — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Rapporteur: Othmar Karas (A5-0233/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 9)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0286)

10.10.   European Space Agency * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Framework Agreement between the European Community and the European Space Agency [COM(2004) 85/2 — C5-0099/2004 — 2004/0028(CNS)] — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Guido Bodrato (A5-0222/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 10)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0287)

10.11.   Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the Visa Information System (VIS) * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council Decision establishing the Visa Information System (VIS) [COM(2004) 99 — C5-0098/2004 — 2004/0029(CNS)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Carlos Coelho (A5-0262/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 11)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Rejected by single vote

Carlos Coelho (rapporteur), had recommended rejection of the Commission proposal. Loyola de Palacio (Vice-President of the Commission) had stated that the Commission maintained its proposal. The matter was therefore referred back to Committee pursuant to Rule 68(3).

The rapporteur spoke on the referral.

10.12.   Obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the initiative of the Kingdom of Spain with a view to adopting a Council Directive on the obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data [6620/2004 — C5-0111/2004 — 2003/0809(CNS)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Jorge Salvador Hernández Mollar (A5-0266/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 12)

INITIATIVE OF THE KINDGOM OF SPAIN

Rejected by single vote

The matter was referred back to committee pursuant to Rule 68(3).

10.13.   Irish and UK initiatives on a European Police College * (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report

1.

on the initiative of Ireland with a view to adopting a Council decision amending Decision 2000/820/ JHA establishing a European Police College (CEPOL)

[15400/2003 — C5-0001/2004 — 2004/0801(CNS)]

2.

on the initiative of the United Kingdom with a view to the adoption of a Council decision amending Decision 2000/820/JHA establishing a European Police College (CEPOL)

[5121/2004 — C5-0040/2004 — 2004/0802(CNS)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Martine Roure (A5-0140/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 13)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTIONS

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0288 and P5_TA(2004)0289)

10.14.   Appointment of a member of the ECB Executive Board (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the draft recommendation of the Council concerning the appointment of Mr José Manuel González-Páramo as a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (6315/2004 — C5-0176/2004 — 2004/0808(CNS)) — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Rapporteur: Christa Randzio-Plath (A5-0273/2004).

(vote by secret ballot: Rule 136(1))

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 14)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Christa Randzio-Plath made a statement pursuant to Rule 110a(4).

Adopted by single vote by secret ballot (363 for, 113 against, 52 abstentions) (P5_TA(2004)0290)

10.15.   Impact of Community regulations (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the assessment of the impact of Community regulations and the consultation procedures [2003/2079(INI)] — Committee on Legal Affairs.

Rapporteur: Bert Doorn (A5-0221/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 15)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0291)

10.16.   Equal opportunities for the disabled (Rule 110a) (vote)

Report on the communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Equal opportunities for people with disabilities: A European Action Plan [COM(2003) 650 — C5-0039/2004 — 2004/2004(INI)] — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mario Mantovani (A5-0263/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 16)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P5_TA(2004)0292)

10.17.   Coordination of social security systems ***II (vote)

Recommendation for second reading on the common position of the Council with a view to adopting a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the coordination of social security systems [15577/6/2003 — C5-0043/2004 — 1998/0360(COD)] — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Rapporteur: Jean Denise Lambert (A5-0234/2004).

(Qualified majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 17)

COMMON POSITION OF THE COUNCIL

Declared approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0293)

10.18.   Minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network ***II (vote)

Recommendation for second reading on the common position of the Council with a view to adopting a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network [5238/1/2004 — C5-0118/2004 — 2002/0309(COD)] — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Reinhard Rack (A5-0249/2004).

(Qualified majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 18)

COMMON POSITION OF THE COUNCIL

Declared approved (P5_TA(2004)0294)

10.19.   Quality of ambient air ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive relating to arsenic, cadmium, mercury, nickel and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in ambient air [COM(2003) 423 — C5-0331/2003 — 2003/0164(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Rapporteur: Hans Kronberger (A5-0047/2004).

The debate took place on 9 March 2004(Minutes of 19.03.2004, Item 19)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 19)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0295)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0295)

10.20.   Cooperation on consumer protection ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (‘the regulation on consumer protection cooperation’) [COM(2003) 443 — C5-0335/2003 — 2003/0162(COD)] — Committee on Legal Affairs.

Rapporteur: Evelyne Gebhardt (A5-0191/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 20)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0296)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0296)

10.21.   Consumer credit ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning credit for consumers [COM(2002) 443 — C5-0420/2002 — 2002/0222(COD)] — Committee on Legal Affairs.

Rapporteur: Joachim Wuermeling (A5-0224/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 21)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0297)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0297)

The following spoke:

Joachim Wuermeling, rapporteur, proposed that a number of amendments on which separate votes had been requested be put to the vote collectively. Arlene McCarthy, on behalf of the PSE Group, agreed to this proposal on condition that amendments 38, 39, 80, 102, 122, 127 and 128 be put to the vote individually. The President indicated that amendments 38, 39 and 102 had been withdrawn. The rapporteur agreed to Arlene McCarthy's request.

Joachim Wuermeling moved an oral amendment to amendment 178, which was not agreed to as more than 32 Members opposed this.

In reply to a remark by Arlene McCarthy, the rapporteur confirmed that amendment 206 had fallen.

10.22.   Unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive concerning unfair business-toconsumer commercial practices in the Internal Market and amending Directives 84/450/EEC, 97/7/EC and 98/27/EC (the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive) [COM(2003) 356 — C5-0288/2003 — 2003/0134(COD)] — Committee on Legal Affairs.

Rapporteur: Fiorella Ghilardotti (A5-0188/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 22)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0298)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0298)

10.23.   Residue levels of pesticides in plant and animal products ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on maximum residue levels of pesticides in products of plant and animal origin [COM(2003) 117 — C5-0108/2003 — 2003/0052(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Rapporteur: Robert William Sturdy (A5-0260/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 23)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0299)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0299)

10.24.   Security of natural gas supply ***I (vote)

Report on the modification of the legal base and general guideline of the Council in view of the entry into force of a directive of the European Parliament and the Council concerning measures to safeguard security of natural gas supply [15769/2003 — C5-0027/2004 — 2002/0220(COD)] — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Peter Michael Mombaur (A5-0213/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 24)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0299)

10.25.   Access to gas transmission networks ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on conditions for access to the gas transmission networks [COM(2003) 741 — C5-0644/2003 — 2003/0302(COD)] — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Esko Olavi Seppänen (A5-0254/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 25)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0301)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0301)

The following spoke:

Peter Michael Mombaur drew attention to a discrepancy between the German and English versions of amendment 43 and pointed out that the authoritative version was the English one.

10.26.   Eco-design requirements for Energy-Using Products ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a framework for the setting of Eco-design requirements for Energy-Using Products and amending Council Directive 92/42/EEC [COM(2003) 453 — C5-0369/2003 — 2003/0172(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Rapporteur: Astrid Thors (A5-0171/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 26)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0302)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0302)

10.27.   Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the Directive establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in respect of the Kyoto Protocol's project mechanisms [COM(2003) 403 — C5-0355/2003 — 2003/0173(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Rapporteur: Alexander de Roo (A5-0154/2004)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 27)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0303)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0303)

10.28.   Batteries and accumulators ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on batteries and accumulators and spent batteries and accumulators [COM(2003) 723 — C5-0563/2003 — 2003/0282(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Rapporteur: Johannes (Hans) Blokland (A5-0265/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 28)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0304)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0304)

10.29.   Charging HGVs for infrastructure ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures [COM(2003) 448 — C5-0351/2003 — 2003/0175(COD)] — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Luigi Cocilovo (A5-0220/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 29)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0305)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0305)

The following spoke:

Gilles Savary drew attention to a mistake in the French version of amendment 48.

10.30.   Social legislation relating to road transport ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on minimum conditions for the implementation of Directive 2002/15/EC and Council Regulations (EEC) Nos 3820/85 and 3821/85 concerning social legislation relating to road transport activities [COM(2003) 628 — C5-0601/2003 — 2003/0255(COD)] — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Helmuth Markov (A5-0216/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 30)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0306)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0306)

10.31.   European Refugee Fund 2005-2010 * (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council decision establishing the European Refugee Fund for the period 2005-2010 [COM(2004) 102 — C5-0096/2004 — 2004/0032(CNS)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Gérard Deprez (A5-0267/2004)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 31)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P5_TA(2004)0307)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0307)

10.32.   Thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste (vote)

Report on the communication from the Commission: Towards a thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste [COM(2003) 301 — C5-0385/2003 — 2003/2145(INI)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Rapporteur: Karl-Heinz Florenz (A5-0176/2004).

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 32)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0308)

10.33.   Respect for and promotion of the values on which the Union is based (vote)

Report on respect for and promotion of the values on which the Union is based [COM(2003) 606 — C5-0594/2003 — 2003/2249(INI)] — Committee on Constitutional Affairs.

Rapporteur: Johannes Voggenhuber (A5-0227/2004)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 33)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P5_TA(2004)0309)

*

* *

The items which had not been put to the vote due to lack of time were held over to voting time on Wednesday.

11.   Explanations of vote

Written explanations of vote:

Explanations of vote submitted in writing under Rule 137(3) appear in the verbatim report of proceedings for this sitting.

Oral explanations of vote:

Report de Roo — A5-0154/2004

Marialiese Flemming, on behalf of the Austrian members of the PPE-DE Group

Report Cocilovo — A5-0220/2004

Michl Ebner

Report Voggenhuber — A5-0227/2004

Miquel Mayol i Raynal

Report Wuermeling — A5-0224/2004

Astrid Thors, Theresa Villiers

12.   Corrections to votes

Corrections to votes were submitted by the following Members:

Report Wuermeling — A5-0224/2004

amendment 48

for: Lone Dybkjær, Karin Riis-Jørgensen

amendment 173

for: Othmar Karas

amendment 201

for: Eurig Wyn

amendment 202

for: Claude Turmes

against: Dagmar Roth-Behrendt

Report Thors — A5-0171/2004

amendment 1

for: Othmar Karas

Report Blokland — A5-0265/2004

amendment 23

for: David Robert Bowe

Report Cocilovo — A5-0220/2004

amendment 53

for: Christa Prets, Marialiese Flemming

against: Alexander Radwan

amendment 54

for: Marialiese Flemming

against: Alexander Radwan

amendment 55

against: Alexander Radwan

amendment 56

for: Christa Prets

against: Alexander Radwan

abstentions: Hans-Peter Martin

amendment 48

against: Alexander Radwan

abstentions: Armonia Bordes

Report Markov — A5-0216/2004

amendment 52 and 58 (identical)

for: Pervenche Berès

Report Florenz — A5-0176/2004

amendment 11

for: Armonia Bordes

against: Rainer Wieland

amendment 15

for: Jan Andersson, Göran Färm, Ewa Hedkvist Petersen, Hans Karlsson, Yvonne Sandberg-Fries, Maj Britt Theorin

amendment 20

against: Linda McAvan, Claude Moraes, Othmar Karas

Members present but not voting:

Gerhard Hager was present, but had not been able to take part in all the votes.

Armonia Bordes and Arlette Laguiller were present, but did not take part in the vote on the Fourtou report (A5-0255/2004) and on Amendments 53, 54, 55 and 56 to the Cocilovo report (A5-0220/2004).

(The sitting, suspended at 14.15, resumed at 15.10.)

13.   Address by Mr Barnier

The President, having first indicated that he had just joined the President of Rwanda in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the genocide, welcomed to the House Mr Barnier, former Member of the Commission and currently Foreign Minister in the French Government.

Addressing the House, Mr Barnier thanked in particular the President of Parliament and all those with whom he had worked during his period of office at the Commission.

Giorgio Napolitano, Chairman of the AFCO Committee, spoke.

IN THE CHAIR: David W. MARTIN

Vice-President

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

Pursuant to Rule 50, the following Members or political groups had requested that such a debate be held on the following motions for resolution:

I.   CUBA

Concepció Ferrer, José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Bernd Posselt and Lennart Sacrédeus, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the human rights situation in Cuba, one year after the mass detention of dissidents (B5-0192/2004);

Cecilia Malmström and Bob van den Bos, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the human rights situation in Cuba, one year after the mass detention of dissidents (B5-0201/2004);

Alain Lipietz, Josu Ortuondo Larrea and Monica Frassoni, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the human rights situation in Cuba, one year after the mass detention of dissidents (B5-0204/2004);

Bastiaan Belder, on behalf of the EDD Group, on the human rights situation in Cuba, one year after the mass detention of dissidents (B5-0207/2004);

Ana Miranda de Lage and Margrietus J. van den Berg, on behalf of the PSE Group, on Cuba (B5-0208/2004);

Luisa Morgantini, Pernille Frahm and Herman Schmid, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the situation in Cuba (B5-0212/2004);

Luís Queiró and José Ribeiro e Castro, on behalf of the UEN Group, on Cuba (B5-0214/2004).

II.   SPORT PRODUCTS FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Stephen Hughes, Marie-Hélène Gillig, Anna Karamanou and Margrietus J. van den Berg, on behalf of the PSE Group, Jean Denise Lambert, Theodorus J.J. Bouwman and Hiltrud Breyer, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Emmanouil Bakopoulos, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann and Dimitrios Koulourianos, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on respect for core labour rights in the production of Olympic sports goods (B5-0191/2004);

Anne Elisabet Jensen, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on respect for core labour rights in the production of Olympic sports goods (B5-0200/2004);

Bartho Pronk, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on respect for core labour rights in the production of Olympic sports goods (B5-0202/2004);

Brian Crowley, on behalf of the UEN Group, on respect for labour rights in the production of Olympic sports goods (B5-0210/2004);

III.   NIGERIA

Niall Andrews, on behalf of the UEN Group, on the killings of Christians in Nigeria (B5-0194/2004);

Charles Tannock, John Alexander Corrie, Lennart Sacrédeus and Bernd Posselt, on the killings of Christians in Nigeria (B5-0203/2004);

Didier Rod, Marie Anne Isler Béguin and Nelly Maes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the conflict between communities in Nigeria (B5-0205/2004);

Bastiaan Belder, on behalf of the EDD Group, on the killings of Christians in Nigeria (B5-0206/2004);

Margrietus J. van den Berg, on behalf of the PSE Group, over Nigeria (B5-0209/2004);

Bob van den Bos, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the situation in Nigeria (B5-0211/2004);

Yasmine Boudjenah, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the conflict between communities in Nigeria (B5-0213/2004);

Speaking time would be allocated in accordance with Rule 120.

15.   Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

16.   Documents received

The following documents had been received:

1)

from committees

1.1)

reports:

Report on the consequences of the sex industry in the European Union — 2003/2107(INI)) — Committee on Women's Rights and Equal Opportunities.

Rapporteur: Mrs Eriksson (A5-0274/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision on the Cooperation Agreement between the European Community and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on Partnership and Development (8108/99 — C5-0659/2001 — 1998/0199(CNS)) — Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy.

Rapporteur: Mr Brok (A5-0275/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2003/49/EC as regards the possibility for certain Member States to apply transitional periods for the application of a common system of taxation applicable to interest and royalty payments made between associated companies of different Member States (COM(2004) 243 — C5-0187/2004 — 2004/0076(CNS)) (Simplified procedure — Rule 158(1) of the Rules of Procedure) — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mrs Randzio-Plath (A5-0276/2004).

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (COM(2004) 239 — C5-0188/2004 — 2004/0082(CNS)) — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mrs Hermange (A5-0277/2004).

***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 975/1999 laying down the requirements for the implementation of development cooperation operations which contribute to the general objective of developing and consolidating democracy and the rule of law and to that of respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms [COM(2003) 639 — C5-0507/2003 — 2003/0250(COD)] — Committee on Development and Cooperation.

Rapporteur: Fernando Fernández Martín (A5-0279/2004).

Report on the Commission recommendation on the 2004 update of the Broad Guidelines of the Economic Policies of the Member States and the Community (for the 2003-2005 period) [COM(2004) 238 — C5-0183/2004 — 2004/2020(INI)] — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Rapporteur: Christa Randzio-Plath (A5-0280/2004).

1.2)

recommendations for second reading:

*** II Recommendation for second reading on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council decision amending Decision No 1692/96/EC on Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network (5762/1/2004 — C5-0184/2004 — 2001/0229(COD)) — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Mr Bradbourn (A5-0278/2004).

2)

from Members

2.1)

written declarations for entry in the Register (Rule 51)

Carmen Cerdeira Morterero, on access for the disabled in the 2004 European Elections (No 33/2004)

17.   Written declarations (Rule 51)

In accordance with Rule 51(5), written declarations Nos 2 et 3/2004 lapsed as they had not obtained the required number of signatures.

18.   Policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013 (debate)

Report on the communication from the Commission to the Council and to the European Parliament on ‘Building our common future — policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013’ [COM(2004) 101 — C5-0089/2004 — 2004/2006(INI)] — Committee on Budgets.

Rapporteur: Terence Wynn (A5-0268/2004)

Terence Wynn introduced the report.

Dick Roche (President-in-Office of the Council) spoke.

Michaele Schreyer (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Véronique De Keyser (draftsman of the opinion of the AFET Committee), Jan Mulder (draftsman of the opinion of the CONT Committee), Friedrich-Wilhelm Graefe zu Baringdorf (draftsman of the opinion of the AGRI Committee), Brigitte Langenhagen (draftsman of the opinion of the PECH Committee), Samuli Pohjamo (draftsman of the opinion of the RETT Committee), Ulpu Iivari (draftsman of the opinion of the CULT Committee), Nirj Deva (draftsman of the opinion of the DEVE Committee), James E.M. Elles, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Bárbara Dührkop Dührkop, on behalf of the PSE Group, Kyösti Tapio Virrankoski, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Ilda Figueiredo, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, and Liam Hyland, on behalf of the UEN Group.

IN THE CHAIR: José PACHECO PEREIRA

Vice-President

The following spoke: Reimer Böge and Jutta D. Haug.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 22.04.2004, Item 7.17.

19.   Third report on economic and social cohesion (debate)

Report on the Third report on economic and social cohesion [COM(2004) 107 — C5-0092/2004 — 2004/2005(INI) — Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Konstantinos Hatzidakis (A5-0272/2004)

Konstantinos Hatzidakis introduced the report.

Franz Fischler (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Myrsini Zorba (draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Elspeth Attwooll (draftsman of the opinion of the EMPL Committee), Agnes Schierhuber (draftsman of the opinion of the AGRI Committee), Marie-Hélène Gillig (draftsman of the opinion of the FEMM Committee), José Javier Pomés Ruiz, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Juan de Dios Izquierdo Collado, on behalf of the PSE Group, Samuli Pohjamo, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Elisabeth Schroedter, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Margie Sudre, Arlene McCarthy, Camilo Nogueira Román, Rolf Berend, Garrelt Duin, Juan Manuel Ferrández Lezaun, Emmanouil Mastorakis, Ewa Hedkvist Petersen, Catherine Guy-Quint and Franz Fischler.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 22.04.2004, Item 7.18.

20.   Commission's annual policy strategy for 2005 (debate)

Report on the 2005 budget: the Commission's annual policy strategy [2004/2001(BUD)] — Committee on Budgets.

Rapporteur: Salvador Garriga Polledo (A5-0269/2004)

Salvador Garriga Polledo introduced the report.

Michaele Schreyer (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra (draftsman of the opinion of the AFET Committee), Paul Rübig (draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Bartho Pronk (draftsman of the opinion of the EMPL Committee), María Esther Herranz García (draftsman of the opinion of the AGRI Committee), Brigitte Langenhagen (draftsman of the opinion of the PECH Committee), Catherine Guy-Quint (draftsman of the opinion of the RETT Committee), Lissy Gröner (draftsman of the opinion of the FEMM Committee), Markus Ferber, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Ralf Walter, on behalf of the PSE Group, Samuli Pohjamo, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, and Franz Turchi, on behalf of the UEN Group.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 22.04.2004, Item 7.19.

21.   Parliament's preliminary estimates for 2005 (debate)

Report on the 2005 budget: Parliament's estimates of revenue and expenditure [2004/2007(BUD)] — Committee on Budgets.

Rapporteur: Wilfried Kuckelkorn (A5-0236/2004)

Wilfried Kuckelkorn introduced the report.

IN THE CHAIR: Ingo FRIEDRICH

Vice-President

Markus Ferber spoke, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 22.04.2004, Item 7.20.

22.   Eurostat — 2002 discharge: Section III of the general budget — 2002 discharge: 6th, 7th and 8th EDF — 2002 discharge: Sections II, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII of the general budget — 2002 discharge: Section I of the general budget — 2002 discharge: decentralised agencies — 2002 discharge: ECSC (debate)

Commission statement: Eurostat

Report on the discharge to be granted for the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for 2002 (Commission) [SEC(2003) 1104 — C5-0564/2003 — 2003/2210(DEC)] — Committee on Budgetary Control.

Rapporteur: Juan José Bayona de Perogordo (A5-0200/2004)

Report on the discharge to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the budget of the sixth, seventh and eighth European Development Funds for the 2002 financial year [COM(2003) 475 — C5-0496/2003 — 2003/2189(DEC)] — Committee on Budgetary Control.

Rapporteur: Jonas Sjöstedt (A5-0183/2004)

Report on the discharge to be granted for the implementation of the 2002 budget:

1.

Section II, Council,

2.

Section IV, Court of Justice,

3.

Section V, Court of Auditors,

4.

Section VI, Economic and Social Committee,

5.

Section VII, Committee of the Regions,

6.

Section VIII, Ombudsman.

[I5-0034/2004 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2212(DEC), 2003/2213(DEC), 2003/2214(DEC), 2003/2215(DEC), 2003/2216(DEC), 2003/2217(DEC)] — Committee on Budgetary Control.

Rapporteur: Gabriele Stauner (A5-0228/2004)

Report concerning discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union of the 2002 financial year

Section I — European Parliament [I5-0034/2004 — C5-0088/2004 — 2003/2211(DEC)] — Committee on Budgetary Control.

Rapporteur: Michiel van Hulten (A5-0218/2004)

Report on the discharges for 2002 to the:

1.

European Agency for Reconstruction [C5-0632/2003 — 2003/2242(DEC)],

2.

European Agency for Safety and Health at Work [C5-0636/2003 — 2003/2246(DEC)],

3.

European Environment Agency [C5-0635/2003 — 2003/2245(DEC)],

4.

European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products [C5-0638/2003 — 2003/2255(DEC)],

5.

Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union [C5-0637/2003 — 2003/2247(DEC)],

6.

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training [C5-0630/2003 — 2003/2240(DEC)],

7.

Eurojust [C5-0662/2003 — 2003/2256(DEC)],

8.

European Training Foundation [C5-0641/2003 — 2003/2259(DEC)].

9.

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions [C5-0631/2003 — 2003/2241(DEC)]

10.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction [C5-0634/2003 — 2003/2244(DEC)]

11.

European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia [C5-0633/2003 — 2003/2243(DEC)] — Committee on Budgetary Control.

Rapporteur: Jan Mulder (A5-0212/2004)

Report concerning discharge for the financial management of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) for the financial year ended 23 July 2002 [C5-0646/2003 — 2003/2218(DEC)] — Committee on Budgetary Control.

Rapporteur: Heide Rühle (A5-0201/2004)

Franz Fischler (Member of the Commission) made the statement.

Juan José Bayona de Perogordo introduced the report (A5-0200/2004).

Jonas Sjöstedt introduced the report (A5-0183/2004).

Gabriele Stauner introduced the report (A5-0228/2004).

Michiel van Hulten introduced the report (A5-0218/2004).

(As it was time for the Commission communication, the debate was suspended at that point. It would resume at 21.00) (Item 26).

23.   Agenda

In view of the various changes made to the Agenda, (Item 14 of Minutes of 19.04.2004 and Item 9 of these Minutes), the President proposed, in agreement with the political groups, to cancel Wednesday's Question Time with the Council.

Parliament agreed to this proposal.

24.   Application for membership from Croatia (Commission communication)

Commission communication: Opinion of the Commission on the application for membership from Croatia

The President welcomed in the gallery a delegation from Croatia led by the Foreign Minister.

Commissioners Christopher Patten and Günther Verheugen made the communication.

The following spoke under the ‘catch the eye’ procedure: and put questions which Christopher Patten answered: Olivier Dupuis, Sarah Ludford and Alexandros Baltas.

IN THE CHAIR: Alonso José PUERTA

Vice-President

The following also put questions under the same procedure: Joost Lagendijk and Doris Pack, who were answered by Günther Verheugen as well as Miet Smet and Michl Ebner, who were answered by Christopher Patten.

The item was closed.

25.   Question Time (Commission)

Parliament considered a number of questions to the Commission (B5-0071/2004).

First part

Question 25 by Michl Ebner: Liberalisation of the electricity market — concessions for major water transfers for hydroelectric purposes.

Loyola de Palacio (Vice-President of the Commission) answered the question and supplementaries by Michl Ebner and Carlos Lage.

Question 26 by Linda McAvan: Corporate Social Responsibility.

Stavros Dimas (Member of the Commission) answered the question and supplementaries by Linda McAvan and Philip Bushill-Matthews.

Question 27 by Carlos Lage: Closure of the Bombardier company's European plants.

Stavros Dimas answered the question and supplementaries by Carlos Lage, Regina Bastos, Ilda Figueiredo and Malcolm Harbour.

Göran Färm spoke on Commissioner Schreyer's unwillingness to answer a question he had put to the Commission (the President took note of his remarks).

Second part

Question 28 by Ulla Margrethe Sandbæk: Follow-up to pilot projects and transformation in multi-annual programmes.

Michaele Schreyer (Member of the Commission) answered the question and a supplementary by Glenys Kinnock (deputising for the author).

Question 29 by Othmar Karas: Study on the consequences of Basel II for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Frits Bolkestein (Member of the Commission) answered the question and supplementaries by Othmar Karas, Paul Rübig and Enric Morera Català.

Question 30 by Bill Newton Dunn: Theft of personal data.

Frits Bolkestein answered the question and supplementaries by Bill Newton Dunn and Reino Paasilinna.

Question 31 by Malcolm Harbour: Gambelli Ruling.

Frits Bolkestein answered the question and a supplementary by Malcolm Harbour.

Question 32 by Reino Paasilinna: Media concentration.

Frits Bolkestein answered the question and a supplementary by Reino Paasilinna.

Question 33 by Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez: Clarification of the Commission's replies concerning Cuba.

Poul Nielson (Member of the Commission) answered the question and supplementaries by Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez, Efstratios Korakas and Nikolaos Chountis.

Question 34 by Patricia McKenna: IMF programmes and the EC's overall objective of poverty eradication.

Poul Nielson answered the question and a supplementary by Patricia McKenna.

Questions which had not been answered for lack of time would receive written answers.

Commission Question Time closed.

(The sitting, suspended at 20.10, resumed at 21.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Gerhard SCHMID

Vice-President

26.   Eurostat — 2002 discharge: Section III of the general budget — 2002 discharge: 6th, 7th and 8th EDF — 2002 discharge: Sections II, IV, V, VI, VII and VIII of the general budget — 2002 discharge: Section I of the general budget — 2002 discharge: decentralised agencies — 2002 discharge: ECSC (continuation of debate)

Jan Mulder introduced the report (A5-0212/2004).

Bart Staes (deputising for the rapporteur) introduced the report.

Michaele Schreyer (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Bartho Pronk (draftsman of the opinion of the EMPL Committee), Miet Smet (draftsman of the opinion of the FEMM Committee), Ursula Stenzel (draftsman of the opinion of the AFET Committee), Ozan Ceyhun (draftsman of the opinion of the LIBE Committee), Martin Callanan (draftsman of the opinion of the ENVI Committee), Diemut R. Theato, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Helmut Kuhne, on behalf of the PSE Group, Ole B. Sørensen, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Bart Staes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Mogens N.J. Camre, on behalf of the UEN Group, Graham H. Booth, on behalf of the EDD Group, Gianfranco Dell'Alba, Non-attached Member, María Antonia Avilés Perea, Herbert Bösch, Rijk van Dam, Christopher Heaton-Harris, Paulo Casaca, Jens-Peter Bonde and Michaele Schreyer.

Motions for resolution to wind up the debate pursuant to Rule 37(2):

Jens-Peter Bonde, on behalf of the EDD Group, on Eurostat (B5-0218/2004);

Heide Rühle and Bart Staes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on Eurostat (B5-0219/2004);

Jan Mulder and Ole B. Sørensen, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on Eurostat (B5-0220/2004);

Freddy Blak, Jonas Sjöstedt and Luigi Vinci, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the follow-up to the Eurostat affair (B5-0222/2004);

Enrique Barón Crespo and Helmut Kuhne, on behalf of the PSE Group, on Commission action on Eurostat (B5-0223/2004);

James E.M. Elles, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on Eurostat (B5-0225/2004).

The debate closed.

Vote: Discharge: Item 10.20, Item 10.21, Item 10.22, Item 10.23, Item 10.12 and Minutes of 21.04.2004, Item 10.13 — Eurostat: Minutes of 22.04.2004, Item 7.22

27.   EC-USA agreement on PNR * (debate)

Report on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the United States of America on the processing and transfer of PNR data by Air Carriers to the United States Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection [COM(2004) 190 — C5-0162/2004 — 2004/0064(CNS)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Johanna L.A. Boogerd-Quaak (A5-0271/2004)

Christopher Patten (Member of the Commission) spoke.

Johanna L.A. Boogerd-Quaak introduced the report.

The following spoke: Jorge Salvador Hernández Mollar, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Elena Ornella Paciotti, on behalf of the PSE Group, Graham R. Watson, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Marco Cappato, Non-attached Member, Hubert Pirker, Anna Terrón i Cusí, Christopher Patten, who made a personal statement in response to remarks by Graham R. Watson, and Graham R. Watson, who withdrew his remarks.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 21.04.2004, Item 10.17.

28.   Freedom of expression and information (debate)

Report on a possible breach of expression and information rights in the EU and Italy, Article 11(2), Charter of Fundamental Rights [2003/2237(INI)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Johanna L.A. Boogerd-Quaak (A5-0230/2004)

The President stated that the UEN Group had tabled a motion of inadmissibility in respect of this debate.

José Ribeiro e Castro, on behalf of the UEN Group, gave reasons for the request (the President, referring to Rule 143(1), stated that the motion was inadmissible, since the time-limit prescribed by the Rules had not been complied with).

Johanna L.A. Boogerd-Quaak introduced the report.

Antonio Tajani refuted a communication issued by the press service, according to which freedom of opinion and information in Italy was to be one of the main topics of the present part-session.

Christopher Patten (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Giuseppe Gargani (draftsman of the opinion of the JURI Committee), Roy Perry (draftsman of the opinion of the CULT Committee), Monica Frassoni (draftsman of the opinion of the AFCO Committee), Giacomo Santini, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Elena Ornella Paciotti, on behalf of the PSE Group, Giorgio Calò, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Giuseppe Di Lello Finuoli, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Monica Frassoni, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Roberta Angelilli, on behalf of the UEN Group, the President and Pasqualina Napoletano, the latter two on the remarks by Roberta Angelilli, Koenraad Dillen, Non-attached Member, Anna Terrón i Cusí, Lucio Manisco, Enric Morera Català, Mariotto Segni, Mario Borghezio and Francesco Fiori.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 22.04.2004, Item 7.23.

29.   Stamping of travel documents * (debate)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation laying down the requirement for the competent authorities of the Member States to stamp systematically the travel documents of third-country nationals when they cross the external borders of the Member States and amending the convention implementing the Schengen agreement and the common manual to this end [COM(2003) 664 — C5-0580/2003 — 2003/0258(CNS)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Roberta Angelilli (A5-0229/2004)

Christopher Patten (Member of the Commission) spoke.

Roberta Angelilli introduced the report.

Marcelino Oreja Arburúa, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 21.04.2004, Item 10.18.

30.   European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction * (debate)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (recast) [COM(2003) 808 — C5-0060/2004 — 2003/0311(CNS)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Ozan Ceyhun (A5-0248/2004)

Christopher Patten (Member of the Commission) spoke.

Ozan Ceyhun introduced the report.

The following spoke: Minerva Melpomeni Malliori (draftsman of the opinion of the ENVI Committee) and Arie M. Oostlander, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 21.04.2004, Item 10.19.

31.   Agenda for next sitting

The President referred Members to the document ‘Agenda’ PE 344.162/OJME.

32.   Closure of sitting

The sitting closed at 00.15.

Julian Priestley

Secretary-General

James L.C. Provan

Vice-President


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ANNEX I

RESULTS OF VOTES

Abbreviations and symbols

+

adopted

-

rejected

lapsed

W

withdrawn

RCV (..., ..., ...)

roll-call vote (for, against, abstentions)

EV (..., ..., ...)

electronic vote (for, against, abstentions)

split

split vote

sep

separate vote

am

amendment

CA

compromise amendment

CP

corresponding part

D

deleting amendment

=

identical amendments

§

paragraph

art

article

rec

recital

MOT

motion for a resolution

JT MOT

joint motion for a resolution

SEC

secret ballot

1.   Wider Europe — New Neighbourhood policy *

Report: BÖGE (A5-0198/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

vote: legislative resolution

 

+

 

2.   Tax reductions on energy products in Cyprus

Report: RANDZIO-PLATH (A5-0264/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

3.   Electronic road toll systems ***II

Report: SOMMER (A5-0246/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

approval without vote

 

+

 

4.   Community Customs Code ***I

Report: FOURTOU (A5-0255/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

RCV

+

454, 7, 51

Requests for roll-call votes

PPE-DE: final vote

5.   European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation ***

Report: DE VEYRAC (A5-0215/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

6.   Local border traffic at the external land borders *

Report: CERDEIRA MORTERERO (A5-0142/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

7.   Local border traffic at the temporary external land borders *

Report: STOCKTON (A5-0141/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

8.   Information and co-ordination of migration management services *

Report: KLAMT (A5-0145/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

9.   Place of supply of services *

Report: KARAS (A5-0233/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

10.   European Space Agency *

Report: BODRATO (A5-0222/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

11.   Proposal for a Council Decision establishing the Visa Information System (VIS) *

Report: COELHO (A5-0262/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

Commission proposal

 

-

 

Since the Commission proposal was rejected and the Commission did not intend to withdraw it, the matter was referred back to the committee responsible (Rule 68(3))

12.   Obligation of carriers to communicate passenger data *

2nd report: HERNÁNDEZ-MOLLAR (A5-0266/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

text of the initiative

EV

-

225, 287, 11

The text of the initiative having been rejected, the matter was referred back to the committee responsible (Rule 68(3))

13.   Irish and UK initiatives on a European Police College *

Report: ROURE (A5-0140/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

14.   Appointment of a member of the ECB Executive Board

Report: RANDZIO-PLATH (A5-0273/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

SEC

+

363, 113, 52

Vote by secret ballot [Rule 136(1)]

15.   Impact of Community regulations

Report: DOORN (A5-0221/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

RCV

+

501, 1, 23

Requests for roll-call votes

PPE-DE: final vote

16.   Equal opportunities for the disabled

Report: MANTONVANI (A5-0263/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

17.   Coordination of social security systems ***II

Recommendation for second reading: LAMBERT (A5-0234/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

amendments by committee responsible — block vote

1-2

committee

 

+

 

18.   Minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network ***II

Recommendation for second reading: RACK (A5-0249/2004)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

approval without vote

 

+

 

19.   Quality of ambient air ***I

Report: KRONBERGER (A5-0047/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

text as a whole

block 1

3 groups + Kronberger

 

+

 

block 2

committee

 

 

vote: amended proposal

 

+

 

vote: legislative resolution

 

+

 

Amendment 61 had been withdrawn

Block 1 = 74 amendments of 3 political groups and Mr Kronberger (amendments 62 to 135)

Block 2 = 60 amendments of the ENVI committee (amendments 1 to 60)

20.   Co-operation on consumer protection ***I

Report: GEBHARDT (A5-0191/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

text as a whole

block 1

PSE

 

+

 

block 2

committee

 

 

block 3

committee

 

-

 

after art 21

59

PPE-DE

 

-

 

vote: amended proposal

 

+

 

vote: legislative resolution

 

+

 

Amendments 49 and 54 had been cancelled.

Block 1 = 35 amendments from the PSE group (amendments 60 to 94)

Block 2 = 47 amendments of the JURI committee (amendments 2, 4 to 7, 9 to 25, 29 to 39, 41 to 43, 45, 46, 48, 50 to 53 and 55 to 58)

Block 3 = 9 amendments of the JURI committee (amendments 1, 3, 8, 26 to 28, 40 and 44)

21.   Consumer credit ***I

2nd report: WUERMELING (A5-0224/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

amendments by committee responsible — block vote

1-9

11-18

21

24-25

27-31

34

43

45-46

49-51

53

56-57

61

76

78

82-89

93

94

109-117

121

124

126

129-131

137

138

140

142

144

146-147

committee

 

+

 

amendments by committee responsible — block votes

10, 19-20

committee

sep/EV

+

276, 233 6

23, 26, 33, 37, 38, 39, 42, 44, 47, 54, 55, 59, 60, 62, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 77, 79

sep/EV

+

275, 239, 2

102, 104, 105, 106,107, 120

sep/EV

+

285, 227, 2

132, 133, 134, 135, 139, 141, 143, 145, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152

 

+

 

22

sep

-

 

 

80

 

sep

-

 

 

122

 

sep

-

 

 

123

 

sep

+

 

 

125

 

sep

+

 

 

127

 

sep

-

 

 

128

 

sep

-

 

art 1

167

PPE-DE

 

-

 

32

committee

 

-

 

204

PSE

 

+

 

art 2, point (a)

154

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

art 2, point (d)

155

VERTS/ALE

 

-

 

36

committee

EV

-

221, 291, 1

166

PPE-DE

 

-

 

182

PSE

 

+

 

art 2, point (g)

40

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

-

 

3

+

 

177

ELDR

 

 

art 2, point (h)

183

PSE

EV

+

275, 240, 3

41

committee

 

 

art 2, after point (p)

156

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

176

ELDR

 

+

 

168

PPE-DE

 

 

35

committee

 

 

art 3, § 2, introductory part

48 =

178 cp =

committee

ELDR

RCV

+

273, 242, 11

art 3, § 2, point (a)

178 cp =

ELDR

RCV

+

317, 203, 11

169

PPE-DE

 

 

58

committee

 

 

art 5, § 3, point (c)

52

committee

 

-

 

184

PSE

 

+

 

art 3, § 2, point (e)

185

PSE

 

+

 

art 4

63

committee

 

-

 

157

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

186

PSE

 

-

 

187

PSE

 

+

 

art 5

64

committee

 

+

 

206

PSE

RCV

 

art 6

65

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

-

 

3

-

 

158 cp

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

188

PSE

 

+

 

159

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

after art 6

179

ELDR

 

+

 

66

committee

 

 

art 7

68

committee

 

+

 

190

PSE

 

 

189

PSE

 

 

art 8, § 2

180

ELDR

 

+

 

73

committee

 

 

art 10, § 1, point 2

81

committee

 

+

 

191

PSE

 

 

art 11, § 1

164

PPE-DE

 

-

 

90

committee

 

-

 

art 11, after § 2

170

PPE-DE

 

-

 

art 11, § 3

171

PPE-DE

 

-

 

192

PSE

 

+

 

art 11, after § 3

193

PSE

 

+

 

art 11, § 4

172

PPE-DE

 

-

 

art 12

91

committee

 

-

 

194

PSE

 

+

 

195

PSE

 

+

 

196

PSE

 

+

 

197

PSE

 

+

 

198

PSE

 

+

 

art 13

199

PSE

 

+

 

153

committee

 

 

art 14, § 3

92

committee

EV

+

403, 86, 12

160

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

art 15

95

committee

 

+

 

200

PSE

 

 

art 16, § 1

173

PPE-DE

RCV

-

241, 272, 11

96

committee

 

-

 

201

PSE

RCV

+

276, 235, 18

art 16, § 2

202

PSE

RCV

-

205, 312, 8

101

committee

sep

-

 

97

committee

sep

-

 

98

committee

sep

-

 

99

committee

sep

-

 

100

committee

sep

-

 

art 19, after § 2

165

PPE-DE

 

+

 

205

PSE

 

 

174

PPE-DE

 

-

 

108

committee

 

+

 

art 22

175

PPE-DE

 

+

 

118

committee

 

 

119

committee

 

 

art 24, § 1, after point (a)

161

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

art 28

136

committee

 

+

 

163

Verts/ALE

 

 

162

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

after art 28

203

PSE

 

-

 

legal basis

181

PSE

 

+

 

vote: amended proposal

 

+

 

vote: legislative resolution

 

+

 

Amendment 103 did not concern all language versions and was therefore not put to the vote [Rule140(1)(d)].

Requests for roll-call votes

PPE-DE: ams 177, 178, 173, 201, 202

Requests for split votes

PPE-DE

am 40

1st part: introductory part

2nd part: indent 1

3rd part: indent 2

PSE, ELDR

am 65

1st part: text as a whole except paragraphs 3 and 4a

2nd part: paragraph 3

3rd part: paragraph 4a

Requests for separate vote

PPE-DE: ams 37, 38, 39, 102

PSE: ams 10, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 33, 37, 42, 44, 47, 54, 55, 59, 60, 62, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 104, 105, 106, 107, 120, 122, 123, 125, 127, 128, 132, 133, 134, 135, 139, 141, 143, 145, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 101

ELDR: ams 90, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101

22.   Unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices ***I

Report: GHILARDOTTI (A5-0188/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

amendments by committee responsible — block vote

1-9

13-15

19-20

22-29

32-34

36-37

39-40

43-55

60

62-70

72-88

90-92

committee

 

+

 

amendments by committee responsible — separate votes

10

committee

sep

+

 

11

committee

sep

-

 

16

committee

sep

-

 

35

committee

sep

-

 

38

committee

sep

-

 

41

committee

sep

-

 

42

committee

sep

-

 

56

committee

sep

-

 

57

committee

sep/EV

+

265, 236, 2

58

committee

sep

-

 

61

committee

sep

+

 

71

committee

sep

+

 

89

committee

sep/EV

+

271, 232, 1

93

committee

sep

-

 

94

committee

sep

+

 

art 2, point (b)

12

committee

 

-

 

107

PSE

 

+

 

art 2, point (g)

17 + 18

committee

 

+

 

104

PPE-DE

 

+

 

art 2, point (j)

21

committee

 

+

 

108

PSE

 

+

 

art 4, § 1

95

EDD

 

-

 

art 4, after § 2

109

PSE

 

+

 

art 5, § 2, indent 2

30 + 31

committee

 

-

 

110

PPE-DE

 

+

 

art 9, point (c)

111

PSE

 

+

 

59

committee

 

+

 

art 10

103

PPE-DE

 

+

 

art 11

102

PPE-DE

 

-

 

101

PPE-DE

 

-

 

annex 1, ‘misleading commercial practices’, point 3

99

PPE-DE

 

+

 

100

PPE-DE

 

-

 

annex 1, ‘misleading commercial practices’, point 4

98

PPE-DE

 

-

 

annex 1, ‘misleading commercial practices’, point 7

97

PPE-DE

 

+

 

annex 1, ‘aggressive commercial practices’, point 4

96

PPE-DE

 

-

 

88

committee

 

+

 

legal basis

112

PSE

 

+

 

recital 5

105

PPE-DE

 

+

 

after recital 13

106

PSE

 

+

 

vote: amended proposal

 

+

 

vote: legislative resolution

 

+

 

Amendments 2/3, 4/5, 9/10, 17/18, 30/31, 43 to 45 inclusive, 46/47, 64/65, 91/92 of the JURI committee were merged.

Requests for separate vote

PPE-DE: ams 21, 61, 10, 71, 93, 94

PSE: ams 11, 16, 35, 38, 41, 42, 56, 57, 58, 89

23.   Residue levels of pesticides in plant and animal products ***I

Report: STURDY (A5-0260/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

amendments by committee responsible — block vote

1-5

7

11-20

22-25

29-30

32

34

37

39-40

42-48

50-54

56-61

63

65-66

committee

 

+

 

amendments by committee responsible — separate votes

8

committee

sep

-

 

10

committee

sep/EV

-

239, 272, 1

21

committee

sep

+

 

26

committee

sep

+

 

27

committee

sep/EV

+

279, 230, 0

31

committee

sep

+

 

33

committee

sep

+

 

35

committee

sep/EV

-

237, 265, 6

36

committee

sep

+

 

38

committee

sep

+

 

41

committee

sep

-

 

55

committee

sep

-

 

62

committee

sep

+

 

64

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

-

 

3

-

 

art 3, § 5

71

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

art 6, § 1, point 2

75

PPE-DE

 

-

 

art 21

77

PPE-DE

 

-

 

after art 23

76

PPE-DE

 

-

 

art 24

78

PPE-DE

 

-

 

art 26

73

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

49

committee

 

+

 

art 29

72

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

art 41

68

PSE

 

-

 

recital 12

74

PPE-DE

 

-

 

recital 13

6

committee

 

+

 

69

PSE

 

 

after recital 19

67

PSE

 

-

 

recital 20

9 S =

70D=

committee

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

vote: amended proposal

 

+

 

vote: legislative resolution

 

+

 

Amendment 28 did not concern all language versions and was therefore not put to the vote Rule140(1)(d)].

Requests for separate vote

PPE-DE: ams 21, 26, 27, 33, 35, 36, 41

ELDR: ams 10, 35, 41, 55, 62, 64

PSE: ams 8, 31, 38, 55

Requests for split votes

PSE

am 64

1st part: text as a whole except the words ‘should be negociated with industry and’ and ‘There should be an opportunity ... the Member State’

2nd part: the words ‘should be negociated with industry and’

3rd part: the words ‘There should be an opportunity ... the Member State’

24.   Security of natural gas supply ***I

Report: MOMBAUR (A5-0213/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

§ 2

 

original text

sep

+

 

§ 3

 

original text

sep

+

 

vote: legislative resolution (as a whole)

 

+

 

Requests for separate vote

Verts/ALE: §§ 2, 3 (legislative resolution)

25.   Access to gas transmission networks ***I

Report: SEPPÄNEN (A5-0254/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

amendments by committee responsible — block vote

1-5

7-27

29-42

committee

 

+

 

art 1, § 1

43

PPE-DE

 

+

 

6

committee

 

 

vote: amended proposal

 

+

 

vote: legislative resolution

 

+

 

Amendment 28 did not concern all language versions and was therefore not put to the vote [Rule140(1)(d)].

26.   Eco-design requirements for Energy-Using Products ***I

Report: THORS (A5-0171/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

amendments by committee responsible — block vote

3-9

11

13-14

16-17

19-27

29-50

52-56

58-60

62-63

65

67-73

committee

 

+

 

amendments by committee responsible — separate votes

1

committee

RCV

+

437, 73, 11

2

committee

sep

+

 

10

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

12

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

-

 

15

committee

sep

+

 

51

committee

sep

+

 

57

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

-

 

64

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

66

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

art 7, § 2, point 2

75

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

art 11, after § 1

76

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

after art 13

77

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

61

committee

 

+

 

annex 1, after part 2

78

Verts/ALE

RCV

-

232, 273, 20

annex 5

74

PPE-DE

 

+

 

after recital 4

79

PPE-DE

 

+

 

after recital 6

18 =

80 =

committee

PPE-DE

 

+

 

recital 20

81

PPE-DE

 

+

 

28

committee

 

 

vote: amended proposal

 

+

 

vote: legislative resolution

 

+

 

Requests for roll-call votes

PSE: am 1

Verts/ALE: am 78

Requests for separate vote

PPE-DE: ams 1, 15, 28

ELDR: ams 1, 2, 51

Requests for split votes

PPE-DE

am 10

1st part: text as a whole expect the words ‘the Community Chemicals Policy’

2nd part: those words

am 12

1st part: text as a whole except the words ‘líving in urban areas’

2nd part: those words

am 57

1st part: text as a whole except the words ‘líving in urban areas’

2nd part: those words

ELDR

am 64

1st part: text as a whole except the words ‘In accordance with ... the control authorities’

2nd part: those words

Verts/ALE

am 66

1st part: text as a whole except the deletion of § 2 of the original text

2nd part: the deletion of § 2

27.   Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading ***I

Report: DE ROO (A5-0154/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

text as a whole

block 1

committee + 7 political groups

 

+

 

block 2

committee

 

 

vote: amended proposal

 

+

 

vote: legislative resolution

 

+

 

The EDD group did not sign amendments 25 and 38. Mr Blokland signed those two amendments in his own name.

Block 1 (compromise text) = 3 amendments of the ENVI committee (amendments 11, 12 and 18) and 28 amendments of 7 political groups (amendments 19 to 46)

Block 2 = 15 amendments of the ENVI committee (amendments 1 to 10, and 13 to 17)

28.   Batteries and accumulators ***I

Report: BLOKLAND (A5-0265/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

amendments by committee responsible — block vote

4

6

10

14

16

18

20

24

29

37

39

43

46-47

50

52-53

63

65

67-68

71

73-75

committee

 

+

 

amendments by committee responsible — separate votes

2

committee

sep

+

 

5

committee

sep

+

 

7

committee

sep

+

 

8

committee

sep

+

 

9

committee

split

 

 

1

+

2

+

11

committee

sep

+

 

12

committee

sep

+

 

19

committee

sep

+

 

21

committee

sep

+

 

25

committee

sep

+

 

26

committee

sep

+

 

27

committee

sep

+

 

45

committee

sep

+

 

51

committee

sep

+

 

54

committee

sep

+

 

55

committee

sep

+

 

57

committee

sep

+

 

58

committee

sep

+

 

59

committee

sep

+

 

60

committee

sep

+

 

61

committee

sep

+

 

62

committee

sep

+

 

64

committee

sep

+

 

69

committee

sep

+

 

77

committee

sep

+

 

79

committee

sep

+

 

80

committee

sep

+

 

81

committee

sep

+

 

art 3, point 4

84/rev

EDD

 

-

 

15

committee

EV

-

246, 267, 5

art 3, point 6

85

EDD

 

+

 

17

committee

 

 

art 3, point 14

105

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

22

committee

 

+

 

art 4

23

committee

RCV

+

290, 224, 11

83

PSE

 

 

82

committee

split

 

 

1/RCV

+

295, 209, 14

2/RCV

-

198, 309, 11

art 5, after § 1

106

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

92

PPE-DE

 

+

 

art 9, § 1, point (a)

107

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

28

committee

 

+

 

art 9, § 1, point (b)

108

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

30

committee

 

+

 

art 9, § 1, point (c)

109

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

31

committee

 

 

art 9, after § 2

110

Verts/ALE

EV

-

97, 421, 1

32

committee

 

+

 

art 10

118D

EDD

RCV

-

23, 499, 8

art 11

33

committee

split

 

 

1/EV

-

243, 258, 3

2

-

 

3

+

 

93

PPE-DE

 

 

art 13

111/rev

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

34

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

art 14, § 1

86D

EDD

 

-

 

35

committee

 

+

 

art 14, § 2

87D

EDD

 

-

 

36

committee

 

+

 

art 15, § 1

94

PPE-DE

 

-

 

38

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

120

EDD

EV

+

267, 240, 3

95

PPE-DE

 

+

 

art 15, § 3

121

EDD

 

-

 

art 16, § 1

88

EDD

 

-

 

40

committee

 

+

 

41

com

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

art 18

99

PPE-DE

 

+

 

42

committee

 

 

art 19

100

PPE-DE

 

+

 

art 20

122

EDD

 

-

 

44

committee

 

+

 

art 20, after § 2

112

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

art 22

123

EDD

 

-

 

48

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

art 23, § 1

124

EDD

 

-

 

49

committee

 

+

 

art 23, § 2

97

PPE-DE

 

-

 

art 25, § 1, point (e)

96

PPE-DE

 

-

 

art 25, § 2

113

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

56

committee

 

+

 

art 29, § 1, point (b)

66

committee

 

+

 

98

PPE-DE

 

 

art 33

114

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

annex 1, table 2, after line 3

115

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

annex 1, table 2, line 5

116

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

72

committee

 

+

 

annex 1, table 2, line 8

117

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

76

committee

 

+

 

 

78

 

 

+

 

annex 2, § 2

125

PPE-DE

 

 

after annex 2

101

PPE-DE

 

+

 

recital 7

1

committee

 

+

 

89

PPE-DE

 

 

recital 10

102

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

recital 11

103

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

3

committee

 

 

recital 14

104

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

recital 21

90

PPE-DE

 

-

 

recital 24

91D

PPE-DE

 

-

 

vote: amended proposal

 

+

 

vote: legislative resolution

EV

+

283, 224,15

Amendment 70 had been cancelled.

Amendment 119 had been withdrawn.

Amendment 13 did not concern all language versions and was therefore not put to the vote [Rule 140(1)(d)].

Requests for roll-call votes

PPE-DE: ams 23, 82

EDD: am 118D

Requests for separate vote

PPE-DE: ams 2, 5, 7, 8, 21, 25, 26, 27, 45, 51, 54, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 69, 77, 79, 80, 81

Verts/ALE: ams 11, 12, 41, 64

EDD: ams 9, 19

Requests for split votes

PPE-DE

am 34

1st part: up to ‘the year in question’

2nd part: remainder (paragraph 2a)

PSE, EDD

am 33

1st part: text as a whole except the words ‘whole or untreated’

2nd part: those words

3rd part: paragraph 2

Verts/ALE

am 9

1st part: text as a whole except the words ‘in so far ... removal requirements’

2nd part: those words

am 38

1st part: text as a whole except the words ‘that comply ... safety and waste management’

2nd part: those words

am 48

1st part: text as a whole except the fifth paragraph

2nd part: that paragraph

am 82

1st part: text as a whole except indent 8

2nd part: indent 8

am 41

1st part: the number ‘11’

2nd part: the words ‘treatment and/or’

29.   Charging HGV's for infrastructure ***I

Report: COCILOVO (A5-0220/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

amendments by committee responsible — block vote

1-9

11-12

14

18

20

22

24

26-27

32-34

38-39

42-43

committee

 

+

 

amendments by committee responsible — separate votes

16

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

17

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

25

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

35

committee

sep/EV

-

236, 278, 2

36

committee

sep

+

 

37

committee

sep

+

 

art 2, point a(a)

53

Verts/ALE

RCV

-

103, 414, 6

21

committee

 

+

 

art 7, § 9, point 1

54

Verts/ALE

RCV

-

242, 267, 6

28 cp

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

art 7, § 9, point 2

28 cp

committee

 

+

 

art 7, § 10, introductory phrase

55

Verts/ALE

RCV

-

215, 298, 5

29 cp

committee

 

+

 

art 7, § 10 points (a) to (c)

29 cp

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

art 7, after § 10

50

PSE

 

+

 

art 7, § 11

56

Verts/ALE

RCV

-

101, 418, 1

30

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

art 9, § 2

48

PSE

RCV

+

308, 208, 10

40

committee

 

 

49

PSE

RCV

 

after art 9

51

PSE

 

-

 

41

committee

 

+

 

recital 5

10

committee

 

+

 

44

PSE

 

 

recital 8

13

committee

 

+

 

45

PSE

 

-

 

recital 9

15D

committee

 

-

 

46

PSE

 

+

 

after recital 9

47

PSE

EV

-

234, 260, 3

after recital 15

52

PSE

EV

+

285, 219, 7

19

committee

 

+

 

vote: amended proposal

 

+

 

vote: legislative resolution

 

+

 

Amendments 1 and 7 were merged.

Amendments 23 and 31 did not concern all language versions and were not put to the vote [Rule 140(1)(d)].

Requests for roll-call votes

PSE: ams 44, 48, 49

Verts/ALE: ams 53, 54, 55, 56

Requests for split votes

PPE-DE

am 16

1st part: text as a whole except the words ‘and to the zones and agglomerations referred to in article 8(1) of Directive 96/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 December 1999 concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity’

2nd part: those words

am 17

1st part: text as a whole except the word ‘full’

2nd part that word

am 25

1st part: up to ‘of their services’

2nd part: remainder

am 28

1st part: text as a whole except indent 4

2nd part: indent 4

am 29 cp (art 7, § 10, points (a) to (c))

1st part: text as a whole except points (ab), (b) and (ca)

2nd part: those points

am 30

1st part: text as a whole except the words ‘and to the zones and agglomerations referred to in article 8(1) of Directive 96/62/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 December 1999 concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity’

2nd part: those words

Requests for separate vote

PSE: am 35

ELDR am 25

Verts/ALE: ams 35, 36, 37

Mr Savary indicated that the French version of amendment 48 needed to be corrected.

30.   Social legislation relating to road transport ***I

Report: MARKOV (A5-0216/2004)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

amendments by committee responsible — block vote

1

5

7

11

13-16

20

22-25

27-29

31-35

37

39-40

committee

 

+

 

amendments by committee responsible — separate votes

3

committee

sep

+

 

6

committee

sep

+

 

12

committee

sep

+

 

18

committee

sep

+

 

19

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

21

committee

sep

+

 

26

committee

sep

+

 

30

committee

sep

+

 

36

committee

sep

+

 

41

committee

sep

+

 

42

committee

sep

+

 

43

committee

sep/EV

-

203, 292, 7

45

committee

sep/EV

-

218, 290, 2

46

committee

sep

-

 

47

committee

sep

-

 

48

committee

sep

-

 

49

committee

sep

-

 

art 2, after § 1

63

EDD

EV

+

264, 244, 4

art 2, § 2, point 1

51=

57=

Verts/ALE

GUE/NGL

 

-

 

17

committee

EV

-

207, 258, 2

art 9, § 4, introductory phrase

64

EDD

 

-

 

art 9, § 4, point (a)

52 =

58 =

Verts/ALE

GUE/NGL

RCV

-