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Official Journal of the European Union, CE 104, 30 April 2004


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30 April 2004


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I   (Information)

 

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

24

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)0278
Wider 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)0279
Tax 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)0280
Electronic road toll systems ***II
European 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)0281
Community Customs Code ***I
European 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)0167
Position 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)0282
European 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)0283
Local 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)0284
Local 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)0285
Web-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)0286
Place 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)02102
European 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)0288
European 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)0289
European 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)0290
Appointment 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)0291
Impact of Community regulations
European Parliament resolution on assessment of the impact of Community legislation and the consultation procedures 2003/2079(INI))

146

P5_TA(2004)0292
Equal opportunities for the disabled
European 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)0293
Coordination of social security systems ***II
European Parliament legislative resolution on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to the adoption of a European Parliament and Council regulation on the coordination of social security systems (15577/6/2003 — C5-0043/2004 — 1998/0360(COD))

153

P5_TC2-COD(1998)0360
Position 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 I
ADVANCES OF MAINTENANCE PAYMENTS AND SPECIAL CHILDBIRTH AND ADOPTION ALLOWANCES (Article 1(z))

193

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

194

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

194

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

194

ANNEX V
MORE 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 VI
IDENTIFICATION OF TYPE A LEGISLATION WHICH SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO SPECIAL COORDINATION (Article 44(1))

195

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

196

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

200

ANNEX IX
BENEFITS AND AGREEMENTS WHICH ALLOW THE APPLICATION OF ARTICLE 54

201

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

202

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

203

P5_TA(2004)0294
Minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network ***II
European 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)0295
Quality of ambient air ***I
European 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)0164
Position 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 I
TARGET VALUES FOR ARSENIC, CADMIUM, NICKEL AND BENZO(A)PYRENE

212

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

213

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

213

ANNEX IV
DATA QUALITY OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR AIR QUALITY MODELS

215

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

217

P5_TA(2004)0296
Cooperation on consumer protection ***I
European 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)0162
Position 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 I
LIST OF DIRECTIVES AND REGULATIONS COVERED BY ARTICLE 3(a)

231

TA(2004)0297
Consumer credit ***I
European 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)0222
Position 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 I
THE BASIC EQUATION EXPRESSING THE EQUIVALENCE OF DRAWDOWNS ON THE ONE HAND AND REPAYMENTS AND CHARGES ON THE OTHER

249

ANNEX II
EXAMPLES OF CALCULATION OF THE ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE OF CHARGE

250

P5_TA(2004)0298
Unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices ***I
European 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)0134
Position 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 1
COMMERCIAL PRACTICES, WHICH ARE IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES CONSIDERED UNFAIR

274

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

276

P5_TA(2004)0299
Residue levels of pesitcides in plant and animal products ***I
European 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)0052
Position 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)0300
Security of natural gas supply ***I
European 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)0301
Access to gas transmission networks ***I
European 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)0302
Position 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

ANNEX
GUIDELINES ON THIRD PARTY ACCESS SERVICE

316

P5_TA(2004)0302
Eco-design requirements for energy-using products ***I
European 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)0172
Position 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 I
METHODS FOR SETTING GENERIC ECO-DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

338

ANNEX II
METHOD FOR SETTING THE LEVEL OF SPECIFIC ECO-DESIGN REQUIREMENTS

341

ANNEX III
CE MARKINGS

343

ANNEX IV
INTERNAL DESIGN CONTROL

343

ANNEX V
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

344

ANNEX VI
CONTENTS OF THE IMPLEMENTING MEASURES

344

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

345

P5_TA(2004)0303
Greenhouse gas emission allowance trading ***I
European 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)0173
Position 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)0304
Batteries and accumulators ***I
European 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)0282
Position 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 I
MONITORING OF COMPLIANCE WITH THE COLLECTION TARGETS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 13

370

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

370

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

370

ANNEX IV
LIST OF THE CATEGORIES OF APPLIANCE EXCLUDED FROM THE SCOPE OF ARTICLE 5

371

P5_TA(2004)0305
Charging HGVs for infrastructure ***I
European 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)0175
Position 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)0306
Social legislation relating to road transport ***I
European 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)0255
Position 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)0307
European 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)0308
Waste prevention and recycling
European 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)0309
Respect for and promotion of the values on which the Union is based
European 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)0310
Common rules for carriage of goods by road ***I
European 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)0311
Quality of fresh water needed for fish ***I
European 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)0312
UNECE 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)0313
UNECE 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)0314
UNECE 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)0315
Re-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)0316
Interest 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)0317
Community participation in the European Audiovisual Observatory ***I
European 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)0293
Position 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)0318
WHO 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)0319
Fruit 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)0320
Discharge 2002: European Agency for Reconstruction

553

553

554

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

559

559

560

P5_TA(2004)0322
Discharge 2002: European Environment Agency

564

564

565

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

570

570

571

P5_TA(2004)0324
Discharge 2002: Translation Centre

576

576

576

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

581

581

582

P5_TA(2004)0326
Discharge 2002: Eurojust

587

587

588

P5_TA(2004)0327
Discharge 2002: European Training Foundation

592

592

593

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

598

598

599

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

603

603

604

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

609

609

610

P5_TA(2004)0331
2002 discharge: ECSC

615

615

615

P5_TA(2004)0332
Development of the trans-European transport network ***II
European 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)0333
Community surveys on agricultural holdings after enlargement ***I
European 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)0234
Position 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)0334
Financial instrument for the Environment (LIFE) ***I
European 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)0260
Position 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)0335
Stamping 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)0336
European 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)0337
2002 discharge: section III of the general budget

638

638

639

640

P5_TA(2004)0338
2002 discharge: 6th, 7th and 8th EDF

677

677

678

680

P5_TA(2004)0339
2002 discharge: Section II of the general budget

687

687

688

P5_TA(2004)0340
2002 discharge: Section IV of the general budget

690

690

690

P5_TA(2004)0341
2002 discharge: Section V of the general budget

692

692

693

P5_TA(2004)0342
2002 discharge: Section VI of the general budget

697

697

698

P5_TA(2004)0343
2002 discharge: Section VII of the general budget

699

699

700

P5_TA(2004)0344
2002 discharge: Section VIII of the general budget

702

702

702

P5_TA(2004)0345
2002 discharge: Section I

703

703

704

P5_TA(2004)0346
Modernising company law and enhancing corporate governance
European 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)0347
Cyprus
European Parliament resolution on Cyprus

720

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

722

P5_TA(2004)0349
Integrated product policy
European 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)0350
Safety at sea
European 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 II
RESULT OF ROLL-CALL VOTES

786

TEXTS ADOPTED

941

P5_TA(2004)0351
Beekeeping *
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)0352
Proposal 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)0353
Privileges and immunities of Mr Bossi, a former Member of the European Parliament
European Parliament decision on the request for defence of parliamentary immunity and privileges submitted by Umberto Bossi (2003/2171(IMM))

945

P5_TA(2004)0354
Privileges 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)0355
Development of the Community's railways ***III
European 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)0356
Railway safety ***III
European 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)0357
Interoperability of the trans-European rail system ***III
European 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)0358
European Railway Agency ***III
European 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)0359
Amending budget No 6/2004
European 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

ANNEX
CODE OF CONDUCT ON THE SETTING UP OF AN EXECUTIVE AGENCY

951

P5_TA(2004)0360
Democracy, rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms in third countries ***I
European 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)0250
Position 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)0361
European Capital of Culture 2005-2019 ***I
European 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)0274
Position 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

Annex
ORDER OF ENTITLEMENT TO NOMINATE A ‘EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE’

959

P5_TA(2004)0362
Transparency of qualifications and competences (Europass) ***I
European 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)0307
Position 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 I
THE EUROPEAN CURRICULUM VITAE (CV)

966

ANNEX II
THE MOBILIPASS

969

ANNEX III
THE DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT

971

ANNEX IV
THE EUROPEAN LANGUAGE PORTFOLIO

973

ANNEX V
THE CERTIFICATE SUPPLEMENT

975

ANNEX VI
INFORMATION SYSTEMS

976

ANNEX VII
FINANCIAL ANNEX

976

P5_TA(2004)0363
Programme for enterprise and entrepreneurship ***I
European 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)0292
Position 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)0364
More accessible digital content ***I
European 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)0025
Position 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 I
ACTIONS

985

ANNEX II
THE MEANS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAMME

987

ANNEX III
INDICATIVE BREAKDOWN OF EXPENDITURE

988

P5_TA(2004)0365
EC-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)0366
Guidelines 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)0367
Financial perspectives after 2006
European 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)0368
Third report on economic and social cohesion
European Parliament resolution on the third report on economic and social cohesion (COM(2004) 107 — C5-0092/2004 — 2004/2005(INI))

1000

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

1009

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

1014

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

1019

P5_TA(2004)0372
Eurostat
European Parliament resolution on Eurostat

1021

P5_TA(2004)0373
Freedom of expression and information
European 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)0374
Situation in Pakistan
European Parliament resolution on the situation concerning human rights and democracy in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

1040

P5_TA(2004)0375
Transatlantic relations
European 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)0376
Human rights in 2003 and EU policy
European 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)0377
Trial against Leyla Zana and others in Ankara
European Parliament resolution on the outcome of the trial against Leyla Zana and others in Ankara

1060

P5_TA(2004)0378
Broad guidelines of economic policy
European 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)0379
Cuba
European Parliament resolution on Cuba

1066

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

1067

P5_TA(2004)0381
Nigeria
European Parliament resolution on Nigeria

1069

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

1070

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

1075


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