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18 November 2006


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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

 

2005-2006 SESSION

 

Monday 14 November 2005

2006/C 280E/1

MINUTES

1

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Resumption of session

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Statement by the President

Documents received

Signature of acts adopted under codecision

Membership of Parliament

Membership of committees and delegations

Action taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

Texts of agreements forwarded by the Council

Petitions

Order of business

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

Social dimension of globalisation (debate)

Digital switchover (debate)

Secret detention centres in Europe (debate)

Banana import arrangements (debate)

Occupational Pensions Directive (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

11

 

Tuesday 15 November 2005

2006/C 280E/2

MINUTES

13

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Documents received

Transfers of appropriations

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

Northern dimension (motions for resolutions tabled)

Presentation of the Court of Auditors' annual report — 2004 (debate)

Legislative and work programme for 2006 (debate)

Announcement by the President

Voting time

Programme for the dissemination of good practices and monitoring ICT take-up ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

Public radio paging ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

Common organisation of the market in seeds * (Rule 131) (vote)

Common organisation of the market in hops * (Rule 131) (vote)

Common organisation of the market in wine * (Rule 131) (vote)

EBRD's financing of operations in Mongolia * (Rule 131) (vote)

Visas for the 2006 Winter Olympic and/or Paralympic Games ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

Social security schemes ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

European eels (Rule 131) (vote)

Privileges and immunities (Rule 131) (vote)

Social dimension of globalisation (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Membership of Parliament

REACH ***I — Adaptation to REACH ***I (debate)

European regulatory agencies (debate)

Question Time (Commission)

Enlargement II (debate)

Information to air passengers ***I (debate)

Bohunice V1 * — Decommissioning nuclear power plants (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

27

ANNEX I

29

ANNEX II

34

TEXTS ADOPTED

41

P6_TA(2005)0417Programme for the dissemination of good practices and monitoring ICT take-up ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 2256/2003/EC with a view to extension of the programme in 2006 for the dissemination of good practices and monitoring of the take-up of Information and Communication Technolgies (ICTs) (COM(2005)0347 — C6-0247/2005 — 2005/0144(COD))

41

ANNEX IDECISION No .../2005/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of ... amending Decision No 2256/2003/EC with a view to extension of the programme in 2006 for the dissemination of good practices and monitoring of the take-up of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

41

ANNEX II

45

P6_TA(2005)0418Public radio paging ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Directive 90/544/EEC on the frequency bands designated for the coordinated introduction of pan-European land-based public radio paging in the Community (COM (2005)0361 — C6-0248/2005 — 2005/0147(COD))

45

ANNEXDIRECTIVE 2005/.../EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of ...repealing Council Directive 90/544/EEC on the frequency bands designated for the coordinated introduction of pan-European land-based public radio paging in the Community

46

P6_TA(2005)0419Common organisation of the market in seeds *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the common organisation of the market in seeds (COM(2005)0384 — C6-0285/2005 — 2005/0164(CNS))

47

P6_TA(2005)0420Common organisation of the market in hops *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the common organisation of the market in hops (COM(2005)0386 — C6-0287/2005 — 2005/0162(CNS))

48

P6_TA(2005)0421Common organisation of the market in wine *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine (COM(2005) 0395 — C6-0286/2005 — 2005/0160(CNS))

48

P6_TA(2005)0422EBRD's financing of operations in Mongolia *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on an amendment to the Agreement Establishing the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), enabling the Bank to finance operations in Mongolia (COM(2005)0342 — C6-0280/2005 — 2005/0139(CNS))

49

P6_TA(2005)0423Visas for the 2006 Winter Olympic and/or Paralympic Games ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to measures envisaged to facilitate the procedures for applying for and issuing visas for members of the Olympic family taking part in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Winter Games in Turin (COM(2005)0412 — C6-0275/2005 — 2005/0169(COD))

50

ANNEXREGULATION (EC) No .../2005 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of ... relating to measures envisaged to facilitate the procedures for applying for and issuing visas for members of the Olympic family taking part in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Winter Games in Turin

50

P6_TA(2005)0424Social security schemes ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community and Council Regulation (EEC) No 574/72 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 (COM(2004)0830 — C6-0002/2005 — 2004/0284 (COD))

56

P6_TC1-COD(2004)0284Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 15 November 2005 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community and Council Regulation (EEC) No 574/72 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71

57

ANNEX

58

P6_TA(2005)0425European eelsEuropean Parliament resolution on the development of a Community Action Plan for the recovery of European eels (2005/2032(INI))

63

P6_TA(2005)0426Privileges and immunitiesEuropean Parliament resolution on a possible infringement of the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Communities by a Member State (2005/2187(INI))

64

P6_TA(2005)0427Social dimension of globalisationEuropean Parliament resolution on the social dimension of globalisation (2005/2061(INI))

65

 

Wednesday 16 November 2005

2006/C 280E/3

MINUTES

71

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Documents received

Iraq after the referendum on the Constitution (debate)

Climate change — Beating global climate change (debate)

Voting time

Information to air passengers ***I (vote)

Bohunice V1 * (vote)

Northern Dimension (vote)

Digital switchover (vote)

Decommissioning nuclear power plants (vote)

Beating global climate change (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Membership of political groups

Informal meeting of the European Council (debate)

Recent statements of the President of Iran, Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (debate)

Question Time (Council)

Statement by the President

Humane trapping standards ***I (debate)

Arms exports — Weapons of Mass Destruction — Defence procurement (debate)

Agenda for next sitting

Closure of sitting

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

80

ANNEX I

82

ANNEX II

89

TEXTS ADOPTED

98

P6_TA(2005)0428Information to air passengers ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the information of air transport passengers on the identity of the operating carrier and on communication of safety information by Member States (COM(2005)0048 — C6-0046/2005 — 2005/0008(COD))

98

P6_TC1-COD(2005)0008Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 16 November 2005 with a view to the adoption of regulation (EC) No .../2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a Community list of air carriers subject to an operating ban within the Community and on informing air transport passengers of the identity of the operating air carrier, and repealing Article 9 of Directive 2004/36/EC

98

ANNEXCOMMON CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION OF AN OPERATING BAN FOR SAFETY REASONS AT COMMUNITY LEVEL

107

P6_TA(2005)0429Bohunice V1 *European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the implementation of Protocol No 9 on the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant in Slovakia, as annexed to the Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia (COM(2004)0624 — C6-0205/2004 — 2004/0221(CNS))

108

P6_TA(2005)0430Northern dimensionEuropean Parliament resolution on the future of the Northern Dimension

113

P6_TA(2005)0431Digital switchoverEuropean Parliament resolution on accelerating the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting

115

P6_TA(2005)0432Decommissioning nuclear power plantsEuropean Parliament resolution on the use of financial resources earmarked for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants (2005/2027(INI))

117

P6_TA(2005)0433Beating global climate changeEuropean Parliament resolution on Winning the Battle Against Global Climate Change (2005/2049 (INI))

120

 

Thursday 17 November 2005

2006/C 280E/4

MINUTES

128

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

Opening of sitting

Documents received

Defence of parliamentary immunity

Voting time

REACH ***I (vote)

Adaptation to REACH ***I (vote)

Humane trapping standards ***I (vote)

Arms exports (vote)

Mobilisation of the Solidarity Fund (Rule 131) (vote)

Draft Amending Budget No 7/2005 (Rule 131) (vote)

Weapons of Mass Destruction (vote)

Defence procurement (vote)

Recent statements of the President of Iran, Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes

Announcement by the President

Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Development strategy for Africa (debate)

Community development policy (debate)

Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (debate)

Access to humanitarian aid in Kashmir (debate)

Philippines (the sentencing to death of Francisco Larrañaga, an EU citizen) (debate)

Burma/Myanmar (debate)

Voting time

Access to humanitarian aid in Kashmir (vote)

Philippines (the sentencing to death of Francisco Larrañaga, an EU citizen) (vote)

Burma/Myanmar (vote)

Development strategy for Africa (vote)

Community development policy (vote)

Explanations of vote

Corrections to votes

Budget calendar

Agenda for next part-session

Communication of Council common positions

Membership of committees and delegations

Written declarations included in the register (Rule 116)

Decisions concerning certain documents

Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting

Dates for next sittings

Adjournment of session

ATTENDANCE REGISTER

143

ANNEX I

145

ANNEX II

172

TEXTS ADOPTED

302

P6_TA(2005)0434REACH ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency and amending Directive 1999/45/EC and Regulation (EC) No .../...[on Persistent Organic Pollutants] (COM(2003)0644 — C5-0530/2003 — 2003/0256(COD))

302

P6_TC1-COD(2003)0256Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 17 November 2005 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency and amending Directive 1999/45/EC

303

ANNEX IGENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ASSESSING SUBSTANCES AND PREPARING CHEMICAL SAFETY REPORTS

388

ANNEX IAGUIDE TO THE COMPILATION OF SAFETY DATA SHEETS

398

ANNEX IBCHEMICAL SAFETY ASSESSMENTS FOR PREPARATIONS

408

ANNEX ICCRITERIA FOR PHASE-IN SUBSTANCES REGISTERED IN QUANTITIES BETWEEN 1 AND 10 TONNES PER YEAR PER MANUFACTURER OR IMPORTER FOR WHICH THE FULL INFORMATION SPECIFIED IN ANNEX V IS REQUIRED

409

ANNEX IIEXEMPTIONS FROM OBLIGATION TO REGISTER IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4(1)(A)

410

ANNEX IIIEXEMPTIONS FROM THE OBLIGATION TO REGISTER IN ACCORDANCE WITH ARTICLE 4(1)(B)

415

ANNEX IV

416

ANNEX VSTANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF ONE TONNE OR MORE

420

ANNEX VIADDITIONAL STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF 10 TONNES OR MORE

424

ANNEX VIIADDITIONAL STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF 100 TONNES OR MORE

428

ANNEX VIIIADDITIONAL STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF 1000 TONNES OR MORE

432

ANNEX IXGENERAL RULES FOR ADAPTATION OF THE STANDARD TESTING REGIME SET OUT IN ANNEXES V TO VIII

435

ANNEX X

438

ANNEX XIGENERAL PROVISIONS FOR DOWNSTREAM USERS TO ASSESS SUBSTANCES AND PREPARE CHEMICAL SAFETY REPORTS

438

ANNEXES XII TO XVI

439

ANNEX XVIIPERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANTS (POPS)

439

P6_TA(2005)0435Adaptation to REACH ***IEuropean Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 67/548/EEC in order to adapt it to Regulation (EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (COM(2003)0644 — C5-0531/2003 — 2003/0257(COD))

440

P6_TC1-COD(2003)0257Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 17 November 2005 with a view to the adoption of Directive 2006/.../EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 67/548/EEC in order to adapt it to Regulation (EC) No .../...of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals

440

P6_TA(2005)0436Arms exportsEuropean Parliament resolution on the Council's Sixth Annual Report according to Operative Provision 8 of the European Union Code of Conduct on Arms Exports (2005/2013(INI))

443

P6_TA(2005)0437Mobilisation of the Solidarity FundEuropean Parliament resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund according to point 3 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 7 November 2002 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the financing of the European Union Solidarity Fund supplementing the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999 on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure (COM(2005)0401 — C6-0277/2005 — 2005/2171(ACI))

450

ANNEXDECISION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

451

P6_TA(2005)0438Draft amending budget No 7/2005European Parliament resolution on draft amending budget No 7/2005 of the European Union for the financial year 2005 (Storm in Northern Europe) (13489/2005 — C6-0358/2005 — 2005/2172(BUD))

452

P6_TA(2005)0439Weapons of mass destructionEuropean Parliament resolution on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: A role for the European Parliament (2005/2139(INI))

453

P6_TA(2005)0440Defence procurementEuropean Parliament resolution on the Green Paper on defence procurement (2005/2030(INI))

463

P6_TA(2005)0441Recent statements of the President of Iran, Mr Mahmoud AhmadinejadEuropean Parliament resolution on Iran

468

P6_TA(2005)0442Access to humanitarian aid in KashmirEuropean Parliament resolution on Kashmir

469

P6_TA(2005)0443Philippines (the sentencing to death of Francisco Larrañaga, an EU citizen)European Parliament resolution on the Philippines

472

P6_TA(2005)0444Burma/MyanmarEuropean Parliament resolution on Burma

473

P6_TA(2005)0445Development strategy for AfricaEuropean Parliament resolution on a development strategy for Africa (2005/2142(INI))

475

P6_TA(2005)0446Community development policyEuropean Parliament resolution on the proposal for a Joint Declaration by the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission on the European Union Development Policy The European Consensus (2004/2261(INI))

484

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

2005-2006 SESSION

Monday 14 November 2005

18.11.2006   

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Official Journal of the European Union

CE 280/1


MINUTES

(2006/C 280 E/01)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Josep BORRELL FONTELLES

President

1.   Resumption of session

The sitting opened at 17.05.

2.   Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

3.   Statement by the President

The President made a statement on the attacks that had taken place in Amman on 9 November 2005. He pointed out that he had passed on Parliament's condolences to the Jordanian authorities and to the families of the victims.

Parliament observed a minute's silence in memory of the victims.

4.   Documents received

The following documents had been received:

1)

from committees:

1.1)

reports:

Report on the use of financial resources earmarked for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants (2005/2027(INI)) — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Rapporteur: Harms Rebecca (A6-0279/2005)

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the implementation of Protocol No 9 on the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant in Slovakia, as annexed to the Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia (COM(2004)0624 — C6-0205/2004 — 2004/0221(CNS)) — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Rapporteur: Harms Rebecca (A6-0282/2005)

Report on the development of a Community Action Plan for the recovery of European eel (2005/2032(INI)) — Committee on Fisheries

Rapporteur: Maat Albert Jan (A6-0284/2005)

***I Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 67/548/EEC in order to adapt it to the regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (COM(2003)0644 [02] — C5-0531/2003 — 2003/0257(COD)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Rapporteur: Sacconi Guido (A6-0285/2005)

Report on the Green Paper on defence procurement (2005/2030(INI)) — Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Rapporteur: Wuermeling Joachim (A6-0288/2005)

Report on the Council's Sixth Annual Report according to Operative Provision 8 of the European Union Code of Conduct on Arms Exports (2005/2013(INI)) — Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rapporteur: Romeva i Rueda Raül (A6-0292/2005)

***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community and Council Regulation (EEC) No 574/72 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 (COM(2004)0830 — C6-0002/2005 — 2004/0284(COD)) — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Rapporteur: Toia Patrizia (A6-0293/2005)

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the common organisation of the market in seeds (COM(2005)0384 — C6-0285/2005 — 2005/0164(CNS)) — Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Rapporteur: Daul Joseph (A6-0295/2005)

Report on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: a role for the European Parliament (2005/2139(INI)) — Committee on Foreign Affairs

Rapporteur: Kristovskis Ģirts Valdis (A6-0297/2005)

* Report on the proposal for a Council decision on an amendment to the agreement establishing the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), enabling the Bank to finance operations in Mongolia (COM(2005)0342 — C6-0280/2005 — 2005/0139(CNS)) — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Rapporteur: Berès Pervenche (A6-0298/2005)

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the common organisation of the market in hops (COM(2005)0386 — C6-0287/2005 — 2005/0162(CNS)) — Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Rapporteur: Daul Joseph (A6-0299/2005)

* Report on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine (COM(2005)0395 — C6-0286/2005 — 2005/0160(CNS)) — Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Rapporteur: Daul Joseph (A6-0300/2005)

***I Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 2256/2003/EC in view of the extension of the programme in 2006 for the dissemination of good practices and monitoring ICT take-up (COM(2005)0347 — C6-0247/2005 — 2005/0144(COD)) — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Rapporteur: Chichester Giles (A6-0302/2005)

***I Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Directive 90/544/EEC on the frequency bands designated for the coordinated introduction of pan-European land-based public radio paging in the Community (COM(2005)0361 — C6-0248/2005 — 2005/0147(COD)) — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Rapporteur: Chichester Giles (A6-0303/2005)

***I Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council introducing humane trapping standards for certain animal species (COM(2004)0532 — C6-0100/2004 — 2004/0183(COD)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Rapporteur: Scheele Karin (A6-0304/2005)

Report on European electronic communications regulation and markets 2004 (2005/2052 (INI)) — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Rapporteur: Toia Patrizia (A6-0305/2005)

Report on the social dimension of globalisation (2005/2061(INI)) — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Rapporteur: Brejc Mihael (A6-0308/2005)

***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the information of air transport passengers on the identity of the operating carrier and on communication of safety information by Member States (COM(2005)0048 — C6-0046/2005 — 2005/0008(COD)) — Committee on Transport and Tourism

Rapporteur: De Veyrac Christine (A6-0310/2005)

Report on the role of ‘Euroregions’ in the development of regional policy (2004/2257(INI)) — Committee on Regional Development

Rapporteur: Triantaphyllides Kyriacos (A6-0311/2005)

Report on winning the battle against global climate change (2005/2049(INI)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Rapporteur: Wijkman Anders (A6-0312/2005)

***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to measures envisaged to facilitate the procedures for applying for and issuing visas for members of the Olympic family taking part in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Winter Games in Turin (COM(2005)0412 — C6-0275/2005 — 2005/0169(COD)) — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Rapporteur: Zappalà Stefano (A6-0313/2005)

Report on the application of EC competition rules to maritime transport (2005/2033(INI)) — Committee on Transport and Tourism

Rapporteur: Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou Rodi (A6-0314/2005)

***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restrictions of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency and amending Directive 1999/45/EC and Regulation (EC) No .../... on persistent organic pollutants (COM(2003)0644 [01] — C5-0530/2003 — 2003/0256(COD)) — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Rapporteur: Sacconi Guido (A6-0315/2005)

Report on a possible infringement of the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Communities by a Member State (2005/2187(INI)) — Committee on Legal Affairs

Rapporteur: Gargani Giuseppe (A6-0316/2005)

***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the rights of persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air (COM(2005) 0047 — C6-0045/2005 — 2005/0007(COD)) — Committee on Transport and Tourism

Rapporteur: Evans Robert (A6-0317/2005)

Report on a development strategy for Africa (2005/2142(INI)) — Committee on Development

Rapporteur: Martens Maria (A6-0318/2005)

Report on the proposal for a joint declaration by the Council, the European Parliament and the Commission on the European Union development policy ‘The European Consensus’ (2004/2261(INI)) — Committee on Development

Rapporteur: Wijkman Anders (A6-0319/2005)

2)

from Members:

2.1)

oral questions (Rule 108):

(O-0083/2005) Giles Chichester and Etelka Barsi-Pataky, on behalf of the ITRE Committee, to the Commission: Digital switchover (B6-0333/2005)

(O-0084/2005) Nikolaos Sifunakis, on behalf of the CULT Committee, to the Council: Olympic truce (B6-0335/2005)

(O-0085/2005/rev2) Martine Roure and Maria Berger, on behalf of the PSE Group, Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Diana Wallis and Sarah Ludford, on behalf of the ALDE Group, to the Commission: Imposition of criminal penalties in the event of an infringement of Community law (B6-0336/2005)

(O-0093/2005) Jo Leinen, on behalf of the AFCO Committee, and Janusz Lewandowski, on behalf of the BUDG Committee, to the Council: Draft interinstitutional agreement on the operating framework for the European regulatory agencies (COM(2005)0059 — 2005/2035 (ACI)) (B6-0337/2005)

(O-0094/2005) Ieke van den Burg and Othmar Karas, on behalf of the ECON Committee, to the Commission: Reasons for the poor implementation of the Occupational Pensions Directive by EU Member States (B6-0338/2005)

(O-0078/2005) Maria Martens, on behalf of the DEVE Committee, to the Council: Development and sport (B6-0340/2005)

(O-0079/2005) Maria Martens, on behalf of the DEVE Committee, to the Commission: Development and sport (B6-0341/2005)

2.2)

oral questions for Question Time (Rule 109) (B6-0339/2005):

Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou Marie, Medina Ortega Manuel, Ludford Sarah, Purvis John, Attwooll Elspeth, Vanhecke Frank, Ashworth Richard James, Corbett Richard, Karim Sajjad, Goudin Hélène, Papadimoulis Dimitrios, Lundgren Nils, Davies Chris, Sjöstedt Jonas, Moraes Claude, Seppänen Esko, Figueiredo Ilda, Olajos Péter, Hutchinson Alain, McGuinness Mairead, Stihler Catherine, Mitchell Gay, Bowis John, Parish Neil, Crowley Brian, Ó Neachtain Seán, Ryan Eoin, Aylward Liam, Tannock Charles, Kirkhope Timothy, Posselt Bernd, De Rossa Proinsias, Toussas Georgios, Manolakou Diamanto, Pafilis Athanasios, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou Rodi, Medina Ortega Manuel, Ludford Sarah, Dimitrakopoulos Giorgos, Staes Bart, Karas Othmar, Aubert Marie-Hélène, Aylward Liam, Rocard Michel, Deva Nirj, Karim Sajjad, Goudin Hélène, Figueiredo Ilda, Kinnock Glenys, Désir Harlem, Stihler Catherine, Arif Kader, Ryan Eoin, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou Marie, Wuermeling Joachim, Papadimoulis Dimitrios, Moraes Claude, Bushill-Matthews Philip, Karatzaferis Georgios, Mitchell Gay, Posselt Bernd, Paleckis Justas Vincas, Manolakou Diamanto, Pafilis Athanasios, Batzeli Katerina, de Grandes Pascual Luis, Sjöstedt Jonas, Olajos Péter, Martin David, Ford Glyn, Tajani Antonio, Iturgaiz Angulo Carlos José, Seppänen Esko, McAvan Linda, McGuinness Mairead, Hutchinson Alain, Bowis John, Crowley Brian, Ó Neachtain Seán, Montoro Romero Cristobal, Ayala Sender Inés, Evans Robert, Westlund Åsa, Hedh Anna, Herranz García María Esther, Fjellner Christofer, Isler Béguin Marie Anne, De Rossa Proinsias, Toussas Georgios, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou Rodi

2.3)

proposed amendments to the Rules of Procedure (Rule 202):

Corbett Richard — Proposal for amendment to change Rule 80 of the Rules of Procedure (B6-0582/2005)

referred to

responsible: AFCO

2.4)

written declarations for entry in the Register (Rule 116):

Sylwester Chruszcz and Andrzej Tomasz Zapłowski, on excessive roaming charges in the EU (64/2005)

Bruno Gollnisch, on the conditions of detention of Mr Tariq Aziz (65/2005)

Philip Claeys, Frank Vanhecke, Koenraad Dillen and Carl Lang, on the ethnic rioting occurring in France and elsewhere in Europe (66/2005)

5.   Signature of acts adopted under codecision

The President announced that, on Wednesday, he and the President of the Council would sign the following acts adopted under the codecision procedure pursuant to Rule 68:

Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council on film heritage and the competitiveness of related industrial activities (3625/2/2005 — C6-0377/2005 — 2004/0066(COD))

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on reinsurance and amending Council Directives 73/239/EEC, 92/49/EEC as well as Directives 98/78/EC and 2002/83/EC (3639/5/2005 — C6-0379/2005 — 2004/0097(COD))

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending for the twenty-seventh time Council Directive 76/769/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in extender oils and tyres) (3641/1/2005 — C6-0378/2005 — 2004/0036(COD))

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council correcting Directive 2004/18/EC on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts (3655/1/2005 — C6-0387/2005 — 2005/0100(COD))

6.   Membership of Parliament

The German authorities had given notice of the appointment of Roland Gewalt to replace Ingo Schmitt as Member of Parliament with effect from 27.10.2005.

Josep Borrell Fontelles (President) drew attention to the provisions of Rule 3(5).

7.   Membership of committees and delegations

At the request of the PPE-DE Group, Parliament ratified the following appointments:

TRAN Committee: Roland Gewalt

Delegation for relations with South Africa: Roland Gewalt

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

ENVI Committee: Matthias Groote to replace Norbert Glante

ITRE Committee: Norbert Glante

Delegation for relations with Japan: Matthias Groote

At the request of the IND/DEM Group, Parliament ratified the following appointments:

AFCO Committee: Bernard Piotr Wojciechowski

Delegation for relations with Belarus: Bernard Piotr Wojciechowski

8.   Action taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

The Commission communications on the action taken on the positions and resolutions adopted by Parliament during the June I and July 2005 part-sessions had been distributed.

9.   Texts of agreements forwarded by the Council

The Council had forwarded a certified true copy of the following:

Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia, and the Slovak Republic to the European Union.

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 191(5):

07.11.2005

Mr Angelos Psifis (818/2005);

Mr Mr Pereidis (Association Constructive Macédoine ‘L'Aristote’) (819/2005);

Mr Konstantinos Dolkas (820/2005);

Mr Apostolos Kondylis (821/2005);

Mr Spiridon Nasopoulos (822/2005);

Mr Giorgios Papagiannakopoulos (823/2005);

Mr Dimitrios Terzis (824/2005);

Mr Panagiotis Georgiadis (825/2005);

Mr Stefanos Tanimanidis (World Council of Pontian Hellenism) (and two signatures) (826/2005);

Mr Mark Bookham (Independent Light Dues Forum) (827/2005);

Mr Vasilios Tsetsos (828/2005);

Mr André Geminet (829/2005);

Mr Marc Abrahamovski (Association d'intérêt public Vie Verte ‘Ticoulet’) (and 323 signatures) (830/2005);

Elisabeth Balland (831/2005);

Isabelle Plessis (Collectif ‘une réglementation pour les camping-cars’) (and 186 signatures) (832/2005);

Mr Miguel Amorós Amorós (833/2005);

Mr José Luis Fernández Muñiz (Asociación de Piloñeses por Soto-Penagos y otros tendidos) (Paspot) (and 300 signatures) (834/2005);

Mr Adolfo Bosch Lería (835/2005);

Mr Giampaolo Carollo (Verdi per la Pace) (and 10 signatures) (836/2005);

Mr Abílio Adelino do Vale Gonçalves Lima (837/2005);

Mr Samuel Martin-Sosa Rodriguez (838/2005);

Mr Johannes Tollmann (839/2005);

Gerda Glebe Visconti (840/2005);

Mr Siegfried Berthge (841/2005);

Clare M.B. Symes (842/2005);

Mr Brian Eastoe (843/2005);

Angela Mason (844/2005);

Agnieszka Morzyk (and two signatures) (845/2005);

Maria E.J.A.C Sultains-Bours (846/2005);

J. Rens (847/2005);

Mr Miroslav Novotný (848/2005);

Mr Sean Hussey (849/2005);

Mr Giuseppe Papadia (Associazione Papà Separati ONLUS) (and 10 524 signatures) (850/2005);

Sarah Ludford (and 237 signatures) (851/2005);

Mr Gábor Nagy (Budapest Trade Union of Firefighters) (and 276 signatures) (852/2005);

Monks (and 25 signatures) (853/2005);

Mr Pentti Likka Olavi Kurkela (854/2005);

Mr Edgard Krebs (855/2005);

Sagrario Heres Sedeño (Plataforma Pro Santamaría) (856/2005).

11.   Order of business

The next item was the order of business.

The final draft agenda for the November I and II sittings (PE 364.133/PDOJ) had been distributed and a number of changes had been proposed (Rule 132):

Sittings of 14.11.2005 to 17.11.2005

Monday

no changes

Tuesday

no changes

Wednesday

request from the Council for the debate on climate change (Items 28 and 29 on the final draft agenda) to be taken after, rather than before, the debate on Iraq (Item 30 on the final draft agenda).

Parliament approved the request.

Thursday

no changes

Sittings of 30.11.2005 and 01.12.2005

no changes

The order of business was thus established.

12.   One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

Pursuant to Rule 144, the following Members who wished to draw the attention of Parliament to matters of political importance spoke for one minute:

Zbigniew Krzysztof Kuźmiuk, Nikolaos Sifunakis, Eugenijus Gentvilas, Ilda Figueiredo, Bruno Gollnisch, Georgios Karatzaferis, Hélène Flautre, Zdzisław Zbigniew Podkański, Catherine Stihler, Ashley Mote, Edit Bauer, Véronique De Keyser, Vytautas Landsbergis, Józef Pinior, Ryszard Czarnecki, Katalin Lévai, Proinsias De Rossa, Milan Gaľa, Mojca Drčar Murko, Richard Corbett, Koenraad Dillen, Ana Maria Gomes, Carl Schlyter, Mary Lou McDonald, Mairead McGuinness, Catherine Guy-Quint, Marios Matsakis, James Hugh Allister and Justas Vincas Paleckis.

13.   Social dimension of globalisation (debate)

Report on the social dimension of globalisation [2005/2061(INI)] — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mihael Brejc (A6-0308/2005)

The following spoke: Vladimír Špidla (Member of the Commission) and Poul Nyrup Rasmussen (draftsman of the opinion of the AFET Committee).

IN THE CHAIR: Sylvia-Yvonne KAUFMANN

Vice-President

The following spoke: Anna Záborská, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Ole Christensen, on behalf of the PSE Group, Jan Jerzy Kułakowski, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Sepp Kusstatscher, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Ilda Figueiredo, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Georgios Karatzaferis, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Brian Crowley, on behalf of the UEN Group, and Carl Lang, Non-attached Member.

Mihael Brejc introduced the report.

The following spoke: Thomas Mann, Harald Ettl, Alfonso Andria, Georgios Toussas, Guntars Krasts, Jan Tadeusz Masiel, Gunnar Hökmark, Kader Arif, Helmuth Markov, Seán Ó Neachtain, Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Emine Bozkurt, Philip Bushill-Matthews, Joseph Muscat and Vladimír Špidla.

IN THE CHAIR: Pierre MOSCOVICI

Vice-President

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 15.11.2005, Item 9.11.

14.   Digital switchover (debate)

Oral question by Giles Chichester and Etelka Barsi-Pataky, on behalf of the ITRE Committee, to the Commission (O-0083/2005): Digital switchover (B6-0333/2005)

Etelka Barsi-Pataky moved the oral question.

Vladimír Špidla (Member of the Commission) answered the oral question.

The following spoke: Ivo Belet, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Norbert Glante, on behalf of the PSE Group, Nikolaos Vakalis, Reino Paasilinna, Ruth Hieronymi, Francisca Pleguezuelos Aguilar, John Purvis, Nikolaos Sifunakis, Malcolm Harbour and Vladimír Špidla.

Motion for a resolution to wind up the debate tabled pursuant to Rule 108(5):

Etelka Barsi-Pataky, on behalf of the ITRE Committee, on accelerating the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting (B6-0583/2005).

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 16.11.2005, Item 5.4.

15.   ‘Secret detention centres’ in Europe (debate)

Commission statement: ‘Secret detention centres’ in Europe

Franco Frattini (Vice-President of the Commission) made the statement.

The following spoke: Carlos Coelho, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Martine Roure, on behalf of the PSE Group, Sarah Ludford, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Hélène Flautre, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, and Vittorio Agnoletto, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group.

IN THE CHAIR: Edward McMILLAN-SCOTT

Vice-President

The following spoke: Ryszard Czarnecki, Non-attached Member, Stefano Zappalà, Stavros Lambrinidis, Ignasi Guardans Cambó, Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, Erik Meijer, Barbara Kudrycka, Giovanni Claudio Fava, Johannes Voggenhuber, Claude Moraes, Bernat Joan i Marí, Panagiotis Beglitis, Józef Pinior and Franco Frattini.

The debate closed.

16.   Banana import arrangements (debate)

Commission statement: Banana import arrangements

Mariann Fischer Boel (Member of the Commission) made the statement.

The following spoke: Fernando Fernández Martín, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Erika Mann, on behalf of the PSE Group, Friedrich-Wilhelm Graefe zu Baringdorf, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Erik Meijer, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Derek Roland Clark, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, and María Esther Herranz García.

IN THE CHAIR: Alejo VIDAL-QUADRAS ROCA

Vice-President

The following spoke: Glenys Kinnock, Manuel Medina Ortega and Mariann Fischer Boel.

The debate closed.

17.   Occupational Pensions Directive (debate)

Oral question by Ieke van den Burg and Othmar Karas, on behalf of the ECON Committee, to the Commission: Reasons for the poor implementation of the Occupational Pensions Directive by EU Member States (B6-0338/2005) (O-0094/2005)

Ieke van den Burg and Othmar Karas moved the oral question.

Charlie McCreevy (Member of the Commission) answered the oral question.

The following spoke: Harald Ettl, on behalf of the PSE Group, Sharon Bowles, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Graham Booth, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, and Katerina Batzeli.

The debate closed.

18.   Agenda for next sitting

The agenda for the next sitting had been established (‘Agenda’ PE 364.133/OJMA).

19.   Closure of sitting

The sitting closed at 21.45.

Julian Priestley

Secretary-General

Josep Borrell Fontelles

President


ATTENDANCE REGISTER

The following signed:

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Correia, Cottigny, Coûteaux, Coveney, Cramer, Crowley, Marek Aleksander Czarnecki, Ryszard Czarnecki, Daul, Davies, de Brún, De Keyser, Demetriou, Deprez, De Rossa, De Sarnez, Descamps, Deß, Deva, De Veyrac, De Vits, Didžiokas, Dillen, Dimitrakopoulos, Dionisi, Dobolyi, Doorn, Dover, Drčar Murko, Duchoň, Duff, Duka-Zólyomi, Duquesne, Ebner, Ek, Elles, Esteves, Estrela, Ettl, Eurlings, Jonathan Evans, Robert Evans, Fajmon, Falbr, Farage, Fava, Ferber, Fernandes, Fernández Martín, Anne Ferreira, Elisa Ferreira, Figueiredo, Fjellner, Flasarová, Flautre, Florenz, Foglietta, Ford, Fourtou, Frassoni, Friedrich, Fruteau, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote Quecedo, García-Margallo y Marfil, García Pérez, Gargani, Garriga Polledo, Gauzès, Gawronski, Gebhardt, Gentvilas, Geremek, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gewalt, Gibault, Gierek, Giertych, Gill, Gklavakis, Glante, Glattfelder, Goebbels, Goepel, Golik, Gollnisch, Gomes, Gomolka, Grabowska, Grabowski, Graça Moura, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Gräßle, Griesbeck, 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Tuesday 15 November 2005

18.11.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

CE 280/13


MINUTES

(2006/C 280 E/02)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Ingo FRIEDRICH

Vice-President

1.   Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 09.05.

The following spoke: Michael Gahler, who, referring to the strike by Strasbourg taxi drivers the previous day, objected to the fact that German taxis were not allowed onto Parliament's forecourt, which he believed amounted to discrimination (the President replied that Parliament had taken no such decisions and that the matter would be referred to the relevant bodies).

2.   Documents received

The following documents had been received:

1)

from the Council and Commission:

Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the retention of data processed in connection with the provision of public electronic communication services and amending Directive 2002/58/EC (COM(2005)0438 — C6-0293/2005 — 2005/0182(COD))

referred to

responsible: LIBE

 

opinion: ITRE, IMCO

Proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (2008) (COM(2005)0467 — C6-0311/2005 — 2005/0203(COD))

referred to

responsible: CULT

 

opinion: AFET, DEVE, BUDG, EMPL, LIBE, FEMM

Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Framework for Community Action in the field of Marine Environmental Policy (Marine Strategy Directive) (COM(2005)0505 — C6-0346/2005 — 2005/0211(COD))

referred to

responsible: ENVI

 

opinion: TRAN, PECH

Proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 55/2005 — Section III — Commission (SEC(2005) 1378 — C6-0347/2005 — 2005/2200(GBD))

referred to

responsible: BUDG

Proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 57/2005 — Section III — Commission (SEC(2005) 1377 — C6-0348/2005 — 2005/2201(GBD))

referred to

responsible: BUDG

Proposal for a Council decision on Community strategic guidelines for Rural Development (Programming period 2007-2013) (COM(2005)0304 — C6-0349/2005 — 2005/0129(CNS))

referred to

responsible: AGRI

 

opinion: ENVI, REGI

Proposal for a Council decision concluding the Additional Protocol to the Agreement on Trade, Development and Cooperation between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of South Africa, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic to the European Union (12075/2005 — C6-0350/2005 — 2005/0152(AVC))

referred to

responsible: DEVE

 

opinion: INTA

European Commission: Final annual accounts of the European Communities — Financial year 2004 — Volume II — Parts I and II (SEC(2005)1159 — C6-0351/2005 — 2005/2090(DEC))

referred to

responsible: CONT

 

opinion: AFET, DEVE, INTA, BUDG, ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE, IMCO, TRAN, REGI, AGRI, PECH, CULT, JURI, LIBE, AFCO, FEMM, PETI

European Commission: Final annual accounts of the European Communities — Financial year 2004 — Volume I — Consolidated reports on implementation of the budget and consolidated financial statements (SEC(2005)1158 — C6-0352/2005 — 2005/2090(DEC))

referred to

responsible: CONT

 

opinion: AFET, DEVE, INTA, BUDG, ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE, IMCO, TRAN, REGI, AGRI, PECH, CULT, JURI, LIBE, AFCO, FEMM, PETI

Proposal for a Council Regulation concerning the conclusion of the Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Federated States of Micronesia on fishing in the Federated States of Micronesia (COM(2005)0502 — C6-0353/2005 — 2005/0206(CNS))

referred to

responsible: PECH

 

opinion: DEVE, BUDG

Proposal for a Council regulation repealing Regulation (EC) No 3690/93 establishing a Community system laying down rules for the minimum information to be contained in fishing licences (COM (2005)0499 — C6-0354/2005 — 2005/0205(CNS))

referred to

responsible: PECH

 

opinion: JURI

Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe (COM(2005)0447 — C6-0356/2005 — 2005/0183(COD))

referred to

responsible: ENVI

 

opinion: ITRE, JURI

European Commission: Final annual accounts of the European Communities — Financial year 2004 — Volume III — European Parliament (N6-0027/2005 [01] — C6-0357/2005 — 2005/2091(DEC))

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responsible: CONT

 

opinion: AFET, DEVE, INTA, BUDG, ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE, IMCO, TRAN, REGI, AGRI, PECH, CULT, JURI, LIBE, AFCO, FEMM, PETI

Draft amending budget No 7 for the financial year 2005 — General Statement of Revenue and Expenditure — Section III — Commission (13489/2005 — C6-0358/2005 — 2005/2172(BUD))

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responsible: BUDG

 

opinion: REGI

European Commission: Final annual accounts of the European Communities — Financial year 2004 — Volume III — Council (N6-0027/2005 [02] — C6-0359/2005 — 2005/2092(DEC))

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responsible: CONT

 

opinion: AFET, DEVE, INTA, BUDG, ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE, IMCO, TRAN, REGI, AGRI, PECH, CULT, JURI, LIBE, AFCO, FEMM, PETI

European Commission: Final annual accounts of the European Communities — Financial year 2004 — Volume III — Court of Justice (N6-0027/2005 [03] — C6-0360/2005 — 2005/2093 (DEC))

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responsible: CONT

 

opinion: AFET, DEVE, INTA, BUDG, ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE, IMCO, TRAN, REGI, AGRI, PECH, CULT, JURI, LIBE, AFCO, FEMM, PETI

European Commission: Final annual accounts of the European Communities — Financial year 2004 — Volume III — Court of Auditors (N6-0027/2005 [04] — C6-0361/2005 — 2005/2094 (DEC))

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responsible: CONT

 

opinion: AFET, DEVE, INTA, BUDG, ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE, IMCO, TRAN, REGI, AGRI, PECH, CULT, JURI, LIBE, AFCO, FEMM, PETI

European Commission: Final annual accounts of the European Communities — Financial year 2004 — Volume III — Economic and Social Committee (N6-0027/2005 [05] — C6-0362/2005 — 2005/2095(DEC))

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responsible: CONT

 

opinion: AFET, DEVE, INTA, BUDG, ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE, IMCO, TRAN, REGI, AGRI, PECH, CULT, JURI, LIBE, AFCO, FEMM, PETI

European Commission: Final annual accounts of the European Communities — Financial year 2004 — Volume III — Committee of the Regions (N6-0027/2005 [06] — C6-0363/2005 — 2005/2096(DEC))

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responsible: CONT

 

opinion: AFET, DEVE, INTA, BUDG, ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE, IMCO, TRAN, REGI, AGRI, PECH, CULT, JURI, LIBE, AFCO, FEMM, PETI

European Commission: Final annual accounts of the European Communities — Financial year 2004 — Volume III — European Ombudsman (N6-0027/2005 [07] — C6-0364/2005 — 2005/2042(DEC))

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responsible: CONT

 

opinion: AFET, DEVE, INTA, BUDG, ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE, IMCO, TRAN, REGI, AGRI, PECH, CULT, JURI, LIBE, AFCO, FEMM, PETI

European Commission: Final annual accounts of the European Communities — Financial year 2004 — Volume III — European Data Protection Supervisor (N6-0027/2005 [08] — C6-0365/2005 — 2005/2208(DEC))

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responsible: CONT

 

opinion: JURI, LIBE

3.   Transfers of appropriations

The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 33/2005 by the Commission (C6-0307/2005 — SEC(2005)1187 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25 June 2002.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 36/2005 by the Commission (C6-0316/2005 — SEC(2005)1190 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25 June 2002.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 37/2005 by the Commission (C6-0313/2005 — SEC(2005)1191 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25 June 2002.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 55/2005 by the Commission (C6-0347/2005 — SEC(2005)1378 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25 June 2002, subject to an agreement between the two branches of the budgetary authority at the trialogue of 26 October 2005.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 57/2005 by the Commission (C6-0348/2005 — SEC(2005)1377 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25 June 2002.

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

Pursuant to Rule 115, the following Members or political groups had requested that such a debate be held on the following motions for resolutions:

I.

ACCESS TO HUMANITARIAN AID IN KASHMIR

Elizabeth Lynne, Cecilia Malmström and Nicholson of Winterbourne, on behalf of the ALDE Group, on the humanitarian situation in Kashmir (B6-0591/2005)

Pasqualina Napoletano and Emilio Menéndez del Valle, on behalf of the PSE Group, on Kashmir: access to humanitarian aid (B6-0594/2005)

James Elles, Simon Coveney and Bernd Posselt, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on access to humanitarian aid in Kashmir (B6-0597/2005)

Luisa Morgantini, Dimitrios Papadimoulis and Esko Seppänen, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the humanitarian aid situation in Kashmir (B6-0600/2005)

Cem Özdemir, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Jean Lambert, Gérard Onesta and Hélène Flautre, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on access to humanitarian aid in Kashmir (B6-0603/2005)

Eoin Ryan, on behalf of the UEN Group, on access to humanitarian aid in Kashmir (B6-0607/2005)

II.

PHILIPPINES (THE SENTENCING TO DEATH OF FRANCISCO LARRAÑAGA, AN EU CITIZEN)

Pasqualina Napoletano and María Elena Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, on behalf of the PSE Group, on Philippines: EU citizen Francisco Larrańaga condemned to death in the Philippines (B6-0595/2005)

Carlos José Iturgaiz Angulo, José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, José Javier Pomés Ruiz, Simon Coveney and Bernd Posselt, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on Philippines death penalty (B6-0598/2005)

Willy Meyer Pleite, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the death sentence handed down in the Philippines to Francisco Juan Larrańaga, a Spanish citizen (B6-0601/2005)

Frithjof Schmidt, Raül Romeva i Rueda and Hélène Flautre, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the Philippines (B6-0604/2005)

Sarah Ludford, on behalf of the ALDE Group, on death penalty for European citizen in the Philippines (B6-0605/2005)

III.

BURMA/MYANMAR

Cecilia Malmström and Frédérique Ries, on behalf of the ALDE Group, on Burma/Myanmar (B6-0592/2005)

Pasqualina Napoletano, Glenys Kinnock and Marc Tarabella, on behalf of the PSE Group, on human rights in Burma (B6-0593/2005)

Simon Coveney, Charles Tannock and Bernd Posselt, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on human rights in Burma/Myanmar (B6-0596/2005)

Vittorio Agnoletto, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the situation in Burma (B6-0599/2005)

Frithjof Schmidt, Raül Romeva i Rueda and Hélène Flautre, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on Burma (B6-0602/2005)

Konrad Szymański, on behalf of the UEN Group, on Burma/Myanmar (B6-0606/2005)

Speaking time would be allocated in accordance with Rule 142.

5.   Northern dimension (motions for resolutions tabled)

The debate had taken place on 08.09.2005(Minutes of 08.09.2005, Item 4).

Motions for resolutions to wind up the debate tabled pursuant to Rule 103(2):

Diana Wallis and Paavo Väyrynen, on behalf of the ALDE Group, on the Northern Dimension, with a view to the Ministerial Meeting on 21 November 2005 (B6-0584/2005)

Alexander Stubb, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the future of the Northern Dimension (B6-0586/2005)

Satu Hassi, Tatjana Ždanoka and Carl Schlyter, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the Northern Dimension, with a view to the Ministerial Meeting on 21 November 2005 (B6-0587/2005)

Esko Seppänen, Eva-Britt Svensson and André Brie, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the Northern dimension with a view to the ministerial meeting on 21 November 2005 (B6-0588/2005)

Jan Marinus Wiersma, Riitta Myller and Reino Paasilinna, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the future of the Northern Dimension (B6-0589/2005)

Inese Vaidere, Girts Valdis Kristovskis, Konrad Szymański, Gintaras Didžiokas and Anna Elzbieta Fotyga, on behalf of the UEN Group, on the Northern Dimension (B6-0590/2005)

Vote: Minutes of 16.11.2005, Item 5.3.

6.   Presentation of the Court of Auditors' annual report — 2004 (debate)

Hubert Weber, President of the Court of Auditors, presented the Court's annual report.

Siim Kallas (Vice-President of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: José Javier Pomés Ruiz, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Dan Jørgensen, on behalf of the PSE Group, Jan Mulder, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Bart Staes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Jeffrey Titford, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Hans-Peter Martin, Non-attached Member, Alexander Stubb, Szabolcs Fazakas, Margarita Starkevičiūtė, Nīls Lundgren, Simon Busuttil, Herbert Bösch, Markus Ferber, Terence Wynn and Hubert Weber.

The debate closed.

(The sitting was suspended at 10.05 pending the arrival of the President of the Commission. It resumed at 10.15.)

IN THE CHAIR: Josep BORRELL FONTELLES

President

7.   Legislative and work programme for 2006 (debate)

Commission statement: Legislative and work programme for 2006

José Manuel Barroso (President of the Commission) made the statement.

The following spoke: Françoise Grossetête, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Hannes Swoboda, on behalf of the PSE Group, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Pierre Jonckheer, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Roberto Musacchio, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Nigel Farage, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Brian Crowley, on behalf of the UEN Group, and Jean-Claude Martinez, Non-attached Member.

IN THE CHAIR: Gérard ONESTA

Vice-President

The following spoke: Ingeborg Gräßle, Jan Andersson, Diana Wallis, Esko Seppänen, Jens-Peter Bonde, Alessandro Battilocchio, Malcolm Harbour, Ieke van den Burg, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Georgios Toussas, Frank Vanhecke, John Bowis, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, who began by expressing his disappointment at the poor attendance by Members in the Chamber (the President replied that he would pass on Mr Rasmussen's comments to the relevant bodies), Sophia in 't Veld, Maria Berger, Elizabeth Lynne, Amalia Sartori, Richard Corbett, Joseph Daul, Genowefa Grabowska, Csaba Őry, Markus Pieper, Alexander Radwan and José Manuel Barroso.

As the motions for resolutions tabled were not yet available, they would be announced in plenary at a later time.

The debate closed.

Vote: 14.12.2005.

(The sitting was suspended at 12.10 pending voting time and resumed at 12.15.)

IN THE CHAIR: Luigi COCILOVO

Vice-President

8.   Announcement by the President

At its meeting the previous day, the Committee on Budgets had adopted the following reports:

Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilization of the European Union Solidarity Fund according to point 3 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 7 November 2002 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the financing of the European Union Solidarity Fund supplementing the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999 on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure [COM(2005)0401—C6-0277/2005 — 2005/2171(ACI)] (rapporteur: Reimer Böge) (A6-0320/2005)

and

Report on draft amending budget No 7/2005 of the European Union for the financial year 2005 (Storm in Northern Europe) [13489/2005 — C6-0358/2005 — 2005/2172(BUD)] (rapporteur: Salvador Garriga Polledo) (A6-0321/2005).

Both reports would be put to the vote on 17.11.2005 under Rule 131.

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The following spoke: Lissy Gröner, who asked that the exhibition currently being held in one of Parliament's buildings be closed as she believed it to be insulting to women (the President replied that he would inform the Quaestors of her request), Geoffrey Van Orden, who asked the Council and the Commission to exert pressure and influence on the Libyan authorities to free the Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor currently imprisoned in Libya, Hannes Swoboda, on behalf of the PSE Group, in support of Geoffrey Van Orden's remarks, and Bernd Posselt, on Lissy Gröner's request (the President assured him that any decision by the Quaestors would be completely impartial).

9.   Voting time

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

9.1.   Programme for the dissemination of good practices and monitoring ICT take-up ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 2256/2003/EC with a view to extension of the programme in 2006 for the dissemination of good practices and monitoring of the take-up of Information and Communication Technolgies (ICTs) [COM (2005)0347 — C6-0247/2005 — 2005/0144(COD)] — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Giles Chichester (A6-0302/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 1)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL and DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2005)0417)

9.2.   Public radio paging ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Directive 90/544/EEC on the frequency bands designated for the coordinated introduction of pan-European land-based public radio paging in the Community [COM(2005)0361 — C6-0248/2005 — 2005/0147 (COD)] — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Giles Chichester (A6-0303/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 2)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL and DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2005)0418)

9.3.   Common organisation of the market in seeds * (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the common organisation of the market in seeds [COM (2005)0384 — C6-0285/2005 — 2005/0164(CNS)] — Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Rapporteur: Joseph Daul (A6-0295/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 3)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL and DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2005)0419)

9.4.   Common organisation of the market in hops * (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the common organisation of the market in hops [COM (2005)0386 — C6-0287/2005 — 2005/0162(CNS)] — Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Rapporteur: Joseph Daul (A6-0299/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 4)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL and DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2005)0420)

9.5.   Common organisation of the market in wine * (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine [COM(2005)0395 — C6-0286/2005 — 2005/0160(CNS)] — Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.

Rapporteur: Joseph Daul (A6-0300/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 5)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL and DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2005)0421)

9.6.   EBRD's financing of operations in Mongolia * (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council decision on an amendment to the agreement establishing the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), enabling the Bank to finance operations in Mongolia [COM(2005)0342 — C6-0280/2005 — 2005/0139(CNS)] — Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

Rapporteur: Pervenche Berès (A6-0298/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 6)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL and DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2005)0422)

9.7.   Visas for the 2006 Winter Olympic and/or Paralympic Games ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to measures envisaged to facilitate the procedures for applying for and issuing visas for members of the Olympic family taking part in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Winter Games in Turin [COM(2005)0412 — C6-0275/2005 — 2005/0169(COD)] — Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.

Rapporteur: Stefano Zappalà (A6-0313/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 7)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL and DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2005)0423)

9.8.   Social security schemes ***I (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to selfemployed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community and Council Regulation (EEC) No 574/72 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 [COM(2004) 0830 — C6-0002/2005 — 2004/0284(COD)] — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Rapporteur: Patrizia Toia (A6-0293/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 8)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL, AMENDMENTS and DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Patrizia Toia (rapporteur) made a statement pursuant to Rule 131(4).

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2005)0424)

9.9.   European eels (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the development of a Community action plan for the recovery of European eels [2005/2032 (INI)] — Committee on Fisheries.

Rapporteur: Albert Jan Maat (A6-0284/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 9)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Albert Jan Maat (rapporteur) made a statement pursuant to Rule 131(4).

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2005)0425)

9.10.   Privileges and immunities (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on a possible infringement of the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Communities by a Member State [2005/2187(INI)] — Committee on Legal Affairs.

Rapporteur: Giuseppe Gargani (A6-0316/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 10)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2005)0426)

9.11.   Social dimension of globalisation (vote)

Report on the social dimension of globalisation [2005/2061(INI)] — Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Rapporteur: Mihael Brejc (A6-0308/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 11)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2005)0427)

The following spoke on the vote:

Philip Bushill-Matthews, who moved an oral amendment to amendment 5, which was incorporated.

10.   Explanations of vote

Written explanations of vote:

Explanations of vote submitted in writing under Rule 163(3) appear in the verbatim report of proceedings for the sitting.

Oral explanations of vote:

Report: Giuseppe Gargani — A6-0316/2005

Bruno Gollnisch

Report: Mihael Brejc — A6-0308/2005

Andreas Mölzer, Frank Vanhecke and Mairead McGuinness

11.   Corrections to votes

Corrections to votes appear on the ‘Séance en direct’ website under ‘Votes’/‘Results of votes’/‘Roll-call votes’. They are published in hard copy in Annex 2 to the Minutes, ‘Result of roll-call votes’.

The electronic version on Europarl will be regularly updated for a maximum of two weeks after the day of the vote concerned.

After the two-week deadline has passed, the list of corrections to votes will be finalised so that it can be translated and published in the Official Journal.

(The sitting was suspended at 12.50 and resumed at 15.05.)

IN THE CHAIR: Josep BORRELL FONTELLES

President

12.   Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Manuel Medina Ortega had informed the Presidency that he had been present but that his name was not on the attendance register.

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

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Bernard Piotr Wojciechowski made a personal statement in response to remarks reportedly made by Ana Maria Gomes in relation to the exhibition that was currently being held in one of Parliament's buildings.

13.   Membership of Parliament

The Italian authorities had given notice of the appointment of Giovanni Procacci to replace Michele Santoro as Member of Parliament with effect from 15.11.2005.

The President reminded the House of the provisions of Rule 3(5).

Pursuant to Article 13(3) of the Act concerning the election of the representatives of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage, Parliament took note of the appointment.

14.   REACH ***I — Adaptation to REACH ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency and amending Directive 1999/45/EC and Regulation (EC) No .../... [on Persistent Organic Pollutants] [COM (2003)0644 — C5-0530/2003 — 2003/0256(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Rapporteur: Guido Sacconi (A6-0315/2005)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 67/548/EEC in order to adapt it to Regulation (EC) of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals [COM(2003)0644 — C5-0531/2003 — 2003/0257(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Rapporteur: Guido Sacconi (A6-0285/2005)

The following spoke: Günter Verheugen (Vice-President of the Commission), Stavros Dimas (Member of the Commission) and Lord Bach (President-in-Office of the Council).

Guido Sacconi introduced reports A6-0315/2005 and A6-0285/2005.

Hiltrud Breyer spoke on the rapporteur's presentation.

The following spoke: Christofer Fjellner (draftsman of the opinion of the INTA Committee), Elisa Ferreira (draftsman of the opinion of the ECON Committee), Thomas Mann (draftsman of the opinion of the EMPL Committee), Lena Ek (draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Hartmut Nassauer (draftsman of the opinion of the IMCO Committee), Kurt Lechner (draftsman of the opinion of the JURI Committee) and Hiltrud Breyer (draftsman of the opinion of the FEMM Committee).

IN THE CHAIR: Mario MAURO

Vice-President

The following spoke: David Hammerstein Mintz (draftsman of the opinion of the PETI Committee), Satu Hassi (draftsman of the opinion of the ECON Committee), Ria Oomen-Ruijten, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Werner Langen on Satu Hassi's remarks, Robert Goebbels, on behalf of the PSE Group, Lena Ek, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Carl Schlyter, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Jonas Sjöstedt, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Johannes Blokland, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Liam Aylward, on behalf of the UEN Group, Irena Belohorská, Non-attached Member, Werner Langen, Béatrice Patrie, Chris Davies, Caroline Lucas, Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Urszula Krupa, Alessandro Foglietta, Ashley Mote, Alejo Vidal-Quadras Roca, Erika Mann, Alexander Lambsdorff, Hiltrud Breyer, Jiří Maštálka and Hélène Goudin.

IN THE CHAIR: Miroslav OUZKÝ

Vice-President

The following spoke: Mogens N.J. Camre, Jan Tadeusz Masiel, John Bowis, Mary Honeyball, Patrizia Toia, Marie Anne Isler Béguin, Roberto Musacchio, Godfrey Bloom, Lydia Schenardi, Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines, Edit Herczog, Anne Laperrouze, Karl-Heinz Florenz, Manuel Medina Ortega, Frédérique Ries, Antonios Trakatellis, Dorette Corbey, Holger Krahmer, Amalia Sartori, Karin Scheele, Anders Wijkman, Dan Jørgensen, Péter Olajos, Riitta Myller, Avril Doyle, Adam Gierek, Marianne Thyssen, Evangelia Tzampazi, Åsa Westlund, Guido Sacconi, Lord Bach, Günter Verheugen, Stavros Dimas and Paul Rübig.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 17.11.2005, Item 4.1 and Minutes of 17.11.2005, Item 4.2.

15.   European regulatory agencies (debate)

Oral question by Jo Leinen and Janusz Lewandowski, on behalf of the AFCO Committee, to the Council (O-0093/2005): Draft interinstitutional agreement on the operating framework for the European regulatory agencies (COM(2005)0059 — 2005/2035(ACI)) (B6-0337/2005)

Georgios Papastamkos (deputising for the author) and Janusz Lewandowski moved the oral question.

Lord Bach (President-in-Office of the Council) answered the oral question.

The following spoke: Maria da Assunção Esteves, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Richard Corbett, on behalf of the PSE Group, Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Lord Bach and Louis Michel (Member of the Commission).

As the motions for resolutions tabled were not yet available, they would be announced in plenary at a later time.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 01.12.2005, Item 6.15.

IN THE CHAIR: Sylvia-Yvonne KAUFMANN

Vice-President

16.   Question Time (Commission)

Parliament considered a number of questions to the Commission (B6-0339/2005).

The following spoke: David Martin and Mairead McGuinness on the way in which the questions had been classified.

First part

Question 37 (Manuel Medina Ortega): Taxation of passenger air traffic.

Peter Mandelson (Member of the Commission) answered the question and supplementaries by Manuel Medina Ortega, Josu Ortuondo Larrea and Agnes Schierhuber.

Question 38 (Sarah Ludford): Data protection and EU databases.

Olli Rehn (Member of the Commission) answered the question and a supplementary by Sarah Ludford.

Question 39 (Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos): Kosovo.

Olli Rehn answered the question and supplementaries by Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos and Bart Staes.

Second part

Question 40 (Bart Staes): Impact of FLEGT on the protection of social rights and the environment in developing countries.

Louis Michel (Member of the Commission) answered the question and supplementaries by Bart Staes, John Bowis and Agnes Schierhuber.

Question 41 (Othmar Karas): Development cooperation.

Louis Michel answered the question and a supplementary by Othmar Karas.

Question 42 (Marie-Hélène Aubert): Elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Louis Michel answered the question and a supplementary by Marie-Hélène Aubert.

Questions 43 to 45 would receive written answers.

Question 46 (Sajjad Karim): Greater transparency and accountability in the WTO negotiations.

Peter Mandelson answered the question and supplementaries by David Martin, James Hugh Allister and Paul Rübig.

Question 47 (Hélène Goudin): Reduced tariffs on Thai prawns.

Peter Mandelson answered the question.

Question 48 (Ilda Figueiredo): Problems in the footwear industry.

Peter Mandelson answered the question and supplementaries by Ilda Figueiredo, David Martin and Anne E. Jensen.

Question 54 (Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou): Restructuring forecasts.

Vladimír Špidla (Member of the Commission) answered the question and a supplementary by Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou.

Question 55 (Joachim Wuermeling): Freedom of movement for workers.

Vladimír Špidla answered the question and supplementaries by Manfred Weber and Claude Moraes.

Questions which had not been answered for lack of time would receive written answers.

Commission Question Time closed.

(The sitting was suspended at 20.15 and resumed at 21.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Jacek Emil SARYUSZ-WOLSKI

Vice-President

17.   Enlargement II (debate)

Commission statement: Enlargement II

Olli Rehn (Member of the Commission) made the statement.

The following spoke: Elmar Brok, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Jan Marinus Wiersma, on behalf of the PSE Group, István Szent-Iványi, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Joost Lagendijk, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Cristiana Muscardini, on behalf of the UEN Group, Camiel Eurlings, Hannes Swoboda, Sarah Ludford, Gisela Kallenbach, Georgios Papastamkos, Borut Pahor, Zbigniew Zaleski, Panagiotis Beglitis, Doris Pack, Guido Podestà, Bernd Posselt and Olli Rehn.

The debate closed.

18.   Information to air passengers ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the information to air transport passengers on the identity of the operating carrier and on communication of safety information by Member States [COM(2005)0048 — C6-0046/2005 — 2005/0008(COD)] — Committee on Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Christine De Veyrac (A6-0310/2005)

The following spoke: Jacques Barrot (Vice-President of the Commission) and Derek Twigg (President-in-Office of the Council).

Christine De Veyrac introduced the report.

The following spoke: Georg Jarzembowski, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Jörg Leichtfried, on behalf of the PSE Group, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Eva Lichtenberger, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Erik Meijer, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Bernard Piotr Wojciechowski, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Fernand Le Rachinel, Non-attached Member, Corien Wortmann-Kool, Ulrich Stockmann, Alyn Smith, Luís Queiró, Inés Ayala Sender, Zsolt László Becsey, Robert Evans, Gilles Savary, Jacques Barrot and Derek Twigg.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 16.11.2005, Item 5.1.

19.   Bohunice V1 * — Decommissioning nuclear power plants (debate)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the implementation of Protocol No 9 on the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant in Slovakia, as annexed to the Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia [COM(2004)0624 — C6-0205/2004 — 2004/0221(CNS)] — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Rebecca Harms (A6-0282/2005)

Report on the use of financial resources earmarked for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants [2005/2027(INI)] — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Rebecca Harms (A6-0279/2005)

Andris Piebalgs (Member of the Commission) spoke.

Rebecca Harms introduced reports A6-0282/2005 and A6-0279/2005.

The following spoke: Ján Hudacký, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Edit Herczog, on behalf of the PSE Group, Fiona Hall, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Esko Seppänen, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Nils Lundgren, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Umberto Pirilli, on behalf of the UEN Group, Sergej Kozlík, Non-attached Member, Romana Jordan Cizelj, Reino Paasilinna, Šarunas Birutis, Vladimír Remek, Kathy Sinnott, Paul Rübig, Hannes Swoboda, Marios Matsakis, Erik Meijer, Peter Baco, Zita Pleštinská, Miloš Koterec and Andris Piebalgs.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 16.11.2005, Item 5.2.

20.   Agenda for next sitting

The agenda for the next sitting had been established (‘Agenda’ PE 364.133/OJME).

21.   Closure of sitting

The sitting closed at 00.10.

Julian Priestley

Secretary-General

Josep Borrell Fontelles

President


ATTENDANCE REGISTER

The following signed:

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Fontaine, Fourtou, Fraga Estévez, Frassoni, Freitas, Friedrich, Fruteau, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote Quecedo, García Pérez, Gargani, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gauzès, Gawronski, Gebhardt, Gentvilas, Geremek, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gewalt, Gibault, Gierek, Giertych, Gill, Gklavakis, Glante, Glattfelder, Goebbels, Goepel, Golik, Gollnisch, Gomes, Gomolka, Goudin, Grabowska, Grabowski, Graça Moura, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Gräßle, Grech, Griesbeck, Gröner, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Groote, Grossetête, Gruber, Guardans Cambó, Guellec, Guerreiro, Guidoni, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Guy-Quint, Gyürk, Hänsch, Hall, Hammerstein Mintz, Handzlik, Hannan, Harangozó, Harbour, Harkin, Harms, Hasse Ferreira, Hassi, Hatzidakis, Haug, Heaton-Harris, Hedh, Hedkvist Petersen, Hegyi, Helmer, Henin, Hennicot-Schoepges, Hennis-Plasschaert, Herczog, Herranz García, Herrero-Tejedor, Hieronymi, Higgins, Hökmark, Honeyball, Hoppenstedt, Horáček, Howitt, Hudacký, Hudghton, Hughes, Hutchinson, Hybášková, Ibrisagic, Ilves, in 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Pannella, Panzeri, Papadimoulis, Papastamkos, Parish, Patrie, Pavilionis, Peillon, Pęk, Pflüger, Piecyk, Pieper, Pīks, Pinheiro, Pinior, Piotrowski, Pirilli, Piskorski, Pistelli, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Pleštinská, Podestà, Podkański, Poettering, Poignant, Pomés Ruiz, Portas, Posdorf, Posselt, Prets, Prodi, Protasiewicz, Purvis, Queiró, Rack, Radwan, Ransdorf, Rapkay, Rasmussen, Remek, Resetarits, Reul, Reynaud, Ribeiro e Castro, Riera Madurell, Ries, Riis-Jørgensen, Rivera, Rizzo, Rocard, Rogalski, Roithová, Romagnoli, Romeva i Rueda, Rosati, Roszkowski, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rouček, Roure, Rudi Ubeda, Rübig, Rühle, Rutowicz, Ryan, Sacconi, Saïfi, Sakalas, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Salinas García, Salvini, Samaras, Samuelsen, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Sartori, Saryusz-Wolski, Savary, Savi, Sbarbati, Scheele, Schenardi, Schierhuber, Schlyter, Schmidt, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schöpflin, Schröder, Schroedter, Schuth, Schwab, Seeber, Seeberg, Segelström, Seppänen, Sifunakis, Sinnott, Siwiec, Sjöstedt, Skinner, Škottová, Smith, Sommer, Sonik, Sousa Pinto, Spautz, Speroni, Staes, Staniszewska, Starkevičiūtė, Šťastný, Stenzel, Sterckx, Stevenson, Stihler, Stockmann, Strejček, Strož, Stubb, Sturdy, Sudre, Sumberg, Surján, Svensson, Swoboda, Szájer, Szejna, Szent-Iványi, Szymański, Tabajdi, Tajani, Takkula, Tannock, Tarabella, Tarand, Tatarella, Thomsen, Thyssen, Titford, Titley, Toia, Tomczak, Toubon, Toussas, Trakatellis, Triantaphyllides, Trüpel, Turmes, Tzampazi, Uca, Ulmer, Väyrynen, Vaidere, Vakalis, Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Vanhecke, Van Lancker, Van Orden, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Varvitsiotis, Vatanen, Vaugrenard, Ventre, Verges, Vergnaud, Vernola, Vidal-Quadras Roca, de Villiers, Vincenzi, Virrankoski, Vlasák, Vlasto, Voggenhuber, Wagenknecht, Wallis, Watson, Henri Weber, Manfred Weber, Weiler, Weisgerber, Westlund, Whitehead, Whittaker, Wieland, Wiersma, Wijkman, Wise, von Wogau, Wohlin, Bernard Piotr Wojciechowski, Janusz Wojciechowski, Wortmann-Kool, Wuermeling, Wurtz, Wynn, Xenogiannakopoulou, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Záborská, Zahradil, Zaleski, Zapałowski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Ždanoka, Železný, Zieleniec, Zīle, Zimmer, Zingaretti, Zvěřina, Zwiefka

Observers:

Abadjiev Dimitar, Anastase Roberta Alma, Arabadjiev Alexander, Athanasiu Alexandru, Bărbuleţiu Tiberiu, Becşenescu Dumitru, Bliznashki Georgi, Buruiană Aprodu Daniela, Cioroianu Adrian Mihai, Corlăţean Titus, Coşea Dumitru Gheorghe Mircea, Creţu Corina, Creţu Gabriela, Dîncu Vasile, Duca Viorel Senior, Dumitrescu Cristian, Ganţ Ovidiu Victor, Hogea Vlad Gabriel, Husmenova Filiz, Iacob Ridzi Monica Maria, Ilchev Stanimir, Ivanova Iglika, Kelemen Atilla Béla Ladislau, Kirilov Evgeni, Kónya-Hamar Sándor, Marinescu Marian-Jean, Mihăescu Eugen, Morţun Alexandru Ioan, Nicolae Şerban, Paparizov Atanas Atanassov, Parvanova Antonyia, Paşcu Ioan Mircea, Petre Maria, Podgorean Radu, Popa Nicolae Vlad, Popeangă Petre, Sârbu Daciana Octavia, Severin Adrian, Silaghi Ovidiu Ioan, Sofianski Stefan, Stoyanov Dimitar, Szabó Károly Ferenc, Tîrle Radu, Zgonea Valeriu Ştefan


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.   Programme for the dissemination of good practices and monitoring ICT take-up ***I

Report: Giles CHICHESTER (A6-0302/2005)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

2.   Public radio paging ***I

Report: Giles CHICHESTER (A6-0303/2005)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

3.   Common organisation of the market in seeds *

Report: Joseph DAUL (A6-0295/2005)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

4.   Common organisation of the market in hops *

Report: Joseph DAUL (A6-0299/2005)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

RCV

+

600, 20, 14

Request for roll-call vote

PPE-DE: final vote

5.   Common organisation of the market in wine *

Report: Joseph DAUL (A6-0300/2005)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

6.   EBRD's financing of operations in Mongolia *

Report: Pervenche BERÈS (A6-0298/2005)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

7.   Visas for the 2006 Winter Olympic and/or Paralympic Games ***I

Report: Stefano ZAPPALÀ (A6-0313/2005)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

8.   Social security schemes ***I

Report: Patrizia TOIA (A6-0293/2005)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

9.   European eels

Report: Albert Jan MAAT (A6-0284/2005)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

10.   Privileges and immunities

Report: Giuseppe GARGANI (A6-0316/2005)

Subject

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

single vote

 

+

 

11.   Social dimension of globalisation

Report: Mihael BREJC (A6-0308/2005)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

§ 2

2

PPE-DE

 

-

 

after § 4

8

GUE/NGL

 

-

 

§ 5

§

original text

split

 

 

1

+

 

2/RCV

+

323, 264, 56

3/RCV

-

112, 483, 47

§ 6

§

original text

split

 

 

1

+

 

2/EV

+

347, 287, 8

3

+

 

§ 7

§

original text

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

§ 9

9

GUE/NGL

 

-

 

after § 10

10

GUE/NGL

split

 

 

1/EV

+

322, 305, 16

2

-

 

3/EV

+

318, 315, 12

after § 15

13

Verts/ALE

EV

-

205, 407, 27

§ 16

3

PPE-DE

 

-

 

after § 19

12

PSE

 

+

 

§ 20

§

original text

sep/EV

+

341, 289, 14

§ 22

4

PPE-DE

 

-

 

after § 23

14

Verts/ALE

 

-

 

15

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

after § 24

11

GUE/NGL

 

-

 

after § 31

16

Verts/ALE

EV

-

264, 375, 7

§ 32

§

original text

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

after § 33

17

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

§ 34

5

PPE-DE

RCV

+

357, 266, 17

oral amendment

after § 34

18

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

19

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

§ 37

§

original text

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

-

 

rec A

6

GUE/NGL

split

 

 

1

-

 

2

-

 

1

PPE-DE

 

-

 

recl B

7

GUE/NGL

 

-

 

vote: resolution (as a whole)

 

+

 

Requests for roll-call votes

PPE-DE: am 5, § 5 — 2nd part, §5 — 3rd part

Requests for split votes

ALDE, PPE-DE

§ 5

1st part: up to ‘social inclusion levels;’

2nd part: remainder, excluding the word ‘radically’

3rd part:‘radically’

PPE-DE

§ 6

1st part: up to ‘to ensure that the EU's’

2nd part:‘commercial, agricultural and foreign’

3rd part: remainder

§ 7

1st part: up to ‘combat poverty’

2nd part: remainder

§ 32

1st part: up to ‘of such undertakings;’

2nd part: remainder

§ 37

1st part: up to ‘in this regard;’

2nd part: remainder

Verts/ALE

am 6

1st part:‘whereas (deletion)’

2nd part: remainder

am 10

1st part: up to ‘forms of discrimination;’

2nd part: from ‘distribution of the wealth’ up to ‘education and housing;’

3rd part: remainder

Request for separate vote

PPE-DE: § 20

Miscellaneous

Philip Bushill-Matthews moved an oral amendment for amendment 5 to read as follows:

34.

Supports the Commission's efforts to raise awareness among multinational companies of their social responsibilities, which have as yet had limited effect;


ANNEX II

RESULT OF ROLL-CALL VOTES

1.   Daul report A6-0299/2005

For: 600

ALDE: Alvaro, Andrejevs, Andria, Attwooll, Beaupuy, Birutis, Bourlanges, Bowles, Budreikaitė, Busk, Cavada, Chatzimarkakis, Cocilovo, Cornillet, Davies, Degutis, Deprez, De Sarnez, Drčar Murko, Duff, Duquesne, Fourtou, Gentvilas, Geremek, Griesbeck, Guardans Cambó, Hall, Harkin, Hennis-Plasschaert, in 't Veld, Jäätteenmäki, Jensen, Juknevičienė, Kacin, Karim, Klinz, Koch-Mehrin, Krahmer, Kułakowski, Lambsdorff, Laperrouze, Lehideux, Letta, Ludford, Lynne, Maaten, Malmström, Manders, Matsakis, Mulder, Newton Dunn, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Ortuondo Larrea, Oviir, Resetarits, Ries, Riis-Jørgensen, Samuelsen, Savi, Sbarbati, Schuth, Staniszewska, Starkevičiūtė, Sterckx, Szent-Iványi, Takkula, Toia, Väyrynen, Virrankoski, Wallis, Watson

GUE/NGL: Adamou, Agnoletto, Bertinotti, Brie, de Brún, Figueiredo, Flasarová, Guerreiro, Guidoni, Henin, Kaufmann, Kohlíček, Liotard, McDonald, Markov, Maštálka, Meijer, Morgantini, Musacchio, Papadimoulis, Pflüger, Ransdorf, Remek, Rizzo, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Strož, Svensson, Triantaphyllides, Uca, Verges, Wagenknecht, Wurtz, Zimmer

IND/DEM: Belder, Borghezio, Coûteaux, Karatzaferis, Louis, Sinnott, Speroni, de Villiers, Železný

NI: Baco, Battilocchio, Belohorská, Bobošíková, Claeys, Czarnecki Ryszard, Dillen, Gollnisch, Kozlík, Lang, Le Pen Jean-Marie, Le Pen Marine, Martin Hans-Peter, Martinez, Masiel, Mölzer, Mussolini, Romagnoli, Rutowicz, Schenardi, Vanhecke

PPE-DE: Albertini, Andrikienė, Antoniozzi, Atkins, Audy, Ayuso González, Bachelot-Narquin, Barsi-Pataky, Bauer, Beazley, Becsey, Belet, Berend, Böge, Bowis, Bradbourn, Braghetto, Brejc, Brepoels, Březina, Brok, Brunetta, Bushill-Matthews, Busuttil, Buzek, Callanan, Carollo, Casa, Caspary, Castiglione, del Castillo Vera, Cederschiöld, Cesa, Chichester, Chmielewski, Coelho, Coveney, Daul, Dehaene, Demetriou, Descamps, Deß, De Veyrac, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dimitrakopoulos, Dionisi, Dombrovskis, Doorn, Dover, Doyle, Duchoň, Duka-Zólyomi, Elles, Esteves, Eurlings, Evans Jonathan, Fajmon, Fatuzzo, Ferber, Fernández Martín, Fjellner, Florenz, Fontaine, Freitas, Friedrich, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote Quecedo, García-Margallo y Marfil, Gargani, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gawronski, Gewalt, Gklavakis, Glattfelder, Goepel, Gomolka, Graça Moura, Gräßle, Grossetête, Guellec, Gyürk, Handzlik, Hannan, Harbour, Hatzidakis, Heaton-Harris, Hennicot-Schoepges, Herranz García, Herrero-Tejedor, Hieronymi, Higgins, Hökmark, Hoppenstedt, Hudacký, Ibrisagic, Itälä, Iturgaiz Angulo, Jackson, Jałowiecki, Járóka, Jarzembowski, Jeggle, Jordan Cizelj, Kaczmarek, Kamall, Karas, Kasoulides, Kelam, Kirkhope, Klaß, Klich, Koch, Konrad, Korhola, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Kudrycka, Kušķis, Lamassoure, Landsbergis, Langen, Langendries, Lechner, Lehne, Lewandowski, Liese, López-Istúriz White, Lulling, Maat, McGuinness, Mann Thomas, Mantovani, Marques, Martens, Mathieu, Mato Adrover, Matsis, Mauro, Mavrommatis, Mayer, Mayor Oreja, Méndez de Vigo, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Mitchell, Montoro Romero, Musotto, Nassauer, Nicholson, Niebler, van Nistelrooij, Novak, Olajos, Olbrycht, Oomen-Ruijten, Őry, Pack, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Papastamkos, Parish, Pieper, Pīks, Pinheiro, Piskorski, Pleštinská, Poettering, Pomés Ruiz, Posdorf, Posselt, Protasiewicz, Purvis, Queiró, Rack, Radwan, Reul, Ribeiro e Castro, Roithová, Rudi Ubeda, Rübig, Saïfi, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Samaras, Sartori, Saryusz-Wolski, Schierhuber, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schöpflin, Schröder, Schwab, Seeber, Seeberg, Škottová, Sommer, Sonik, Spautz, Šťastný, Stenzel, Stevenson, Strejček, Stubb, Sturdy, Sudre, Sumberg, Surján, Szájer, Tajani, Tannock, Thyssen, Toubon, Trakatellis, Ulmer, Vakalis, Van Orden, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Varvitsiotis, Vernola, Vidal-Quadras Roca, Vlasák, Vlasto, Weber Manfred, Weisgerber, Wieland, von Wogau, Wojciechowski Janusz, Wortmann-Kool, Wuermeling, Záborská, Zahradil, Zaleski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Zvěřina, Zwiefka

PSE: Andersson, Arif, Arnaoutakis, Assis, Attard-Montalto, Ayala Sender, Barón Crespo, Batzeli, Beglitis, Beňová, van den Berg, Berger, Berlinguer, Berman, Bersani, Bösch, Bono, Bourzai, Bozkurt, van den Burg, Busquin, Calabuig Rull, Capoulas Santos, Carlotti, Carnero González, Casaca, Cashman, Castex, Cercas, Christensen, Corbett, Corbey, Correia, Cottigny, D'Alema, De Keyser, De Rossa, Désir, De Vits, Dobolyi, Douay, El Khadraoui, Estrela, Ettl, Evans Robert, Falbr, Fava, Fazakas, Fernandes, Ferreira Anne, Ferreira Elisa, Ford, Fruteau, García Pérez, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gierek, Gill, Glante, Goebbels, Golik, Grabowska, Grech, Gröner, Groote, Gruber, Guy-Quint, Hänsch, Hasse Ferreira, Haug, Hedh, Hedkvist Petersen, Hegyi, Herczog, Honeyball, Howitt, Hughes, Hutchinson, Ilves, Jørgensen, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kósáné Kovács, Koterec, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kristensen, Kuc, Kuhne, Laignel, Lambrinidis, Lavarra, Leichtfried, Lévai, Liberadzki, Lienemann, McAvan, McCarthy, Madeira, Maňka, Mann Erika, Martin David, Martínez Martínez, Masip Hidalgo, Medina Ortega, Miguélez Ramos, Mikko, Moraes, Moreno Sánchez, Morgan, Moscovici, Muscat, Myller, Napoletano, Navarro, Obiols i Germà, Paasilinna, Pahor, Paleckis, Panzeri, Patrie, Peillon, Piecyk, Pinior, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Poignant, Prets, Rapkay, Rasmussen, Reynaud, Riera Madurell, Rocard, Rosati, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rouček, Roure, Sacconi, Sakalas, Salinas García, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Savary, Scheele, Segelström, Sifunakis, Siwiec, Skinner, Sousa Pinto, Stihler, Stockmann, Swoboda, Szejna, Tabajdi, Tarabella, Tarand, Thomsen, Titley, Tzampazi, Van Lancker, Vaugrenard, Vergnaud, Vincenzi, Weber Henri, Weiler, Westlund, Whitehead, Wiersma, Wynn, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Zingaretti

UEN: Angelilli, Aylward, Berlato, Bielan, Didžiokas, Foglietta, Janowski, Kamiński, Krasts, Kristovskis, La Russa, Libicki, Muscardini, Musumeci, Ó Neachtain, Pavilionis, Roszkowski, Ryan, Szymański, Tatarella, Vaidere, Zīle

Verts/ALE: Aubert, Auken, Beer, Bennahmias, Breyer, Buitenweg, Cramer, Evans Jillian, Flautre, Frassoni, Graefe zu Baringdorf, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Hammerstein Mintz, Harms, Hassi, Horáček, Hudghton, Isler Béguin, Joan i Marí, Jonckheer, Kallenbach, Kusstatscher, Lagendijk, Lambert, Lichtenberger, Lucas, Özdemir, Onesta, Romeva i Rueda, Rühle, Schmidt, Schroedter, Smith, Staes, Trüpel, Voggenhuber, Ždanoka

Against: 20

IND/DEM: Batten, Bloom, Booth, Clark, Farage, Goudin, Knapman, Krupa, Lundgren, Nattrass, Pęk, Piotrowski, Titford, Tomczak, Whittaker, Wise, Wohlin

NI: Allister, Mote

PPE-DE: Deva

Abstention: 14

GUE/NGL: Toussas

IND/DEM: Bonde, Chruszcz, Giertych, Grabowski, Rogalski, Wojciechowski Bernard, Zapałowski

PPE-DE: Kuźmiuk, Ouzký, Podkański

UEN: Camre

Verts/ALE: van Buitenen, Schlyter

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For: 323

ALDE: Alvaro, Andrejevs, Andria, Attwooll, Birutis, Bowles, Budreikaitė, Busk, Chatzimarkakis, Chiesa, Cocilovo, Davies, Degutis, Drčar Murko, Duff, Duquesne, Ek, Gentvilas, Hall, Hennis-Plasschaert, in 't Veld, Jäätteenmäki, Jensen, Juknevičienė, Kacin, Karim, Klinz, Koch-Mehrin, Krahmer, Kułakowski, Lambsdorff, Lax, Letta, Ludford, Lynne, Maaten, Malmström, Manders, Matsakis, Mulder, Newton Dunn, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Oviir, Resetarits, Riis-Jørgensen, Samuelsen, Savi, Sbarbati, Schuth, Staniszewska, Sterckx, Szent-Iványi, Takkula, Toia, Virrankoski, Wallis, Watson

IND/DEM: Belder, Blokland, Bonde, Goudin, Lundgren, Pęk, Piotrowski, Rogalski, Tomczak, Wohlin

NI: Battilocchio, Bobošíková, Czarnecki Ryszard, Martin Hans-Peter, Masiel, Rutowicz

PPE-DE: Atkins, Beazley, Bowis, Bradbourn, Bushill-Matthews, Callanan, Cederschiöld, Chichester, Deva, Dover, Duchoň, Elles, Evans Jonathan, Fajmon, Fjellner, Harbour, Heaton-Harris, Hökmark, Ibrisagic, Jackson, Kamall, Kauppi, Kirkhope, Korhola, Nicholson, Ouzký, Parish, Seeberg, Škottová, Stevenson, Strejček, Stubb, Sturdy, Sumberg, Tannock, Van Orden, Vlasák, Zahradil, Zvěřina

PSE: Andersson, Arif, Arnaoutakis, Assis, Attard-Montalto, Ayala Sender, Barón Crespo, Batzeli, Beglitis, Beňová, van den Berg, Berger, Berlinguer, Berman, Bösch, Bono, Bourzai, Bozkurt, van den Burg, Busquin, Calabuig Rull, Capoulas Santos, Carlotti, Carnero González, Casaca, Cashman, Castex, Cercas, Christensen, Corbett, Corbey, Correia, Cottigny, D'Alema, De Keyser, De Rossa, Désir, De Vits, Dobolyi, Douay, El Khadraoui, Estrela, Ettl, Evans Robert, Falbr, Fava, Fazakas, Fernandes, Ferreira Anne, Ferreira Elisa, Ford, Fruteau, García Pérez, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gierek, Gill, Glante, Goebbels, Golik, Gomes, Grabowska, Grech, Gröner, Groote, Gruber, Guy-Quint, Hänsch, Hasse Ferreira, Haug, Hedh, Hedkvist Petersen, Hegyi, Herczog, Honeyball, Howitt, Hughes, Hutchinson, Ilves, Jørgensen, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kósáné Kovács, Koterec, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kristensen, Kuc, Kuhne, Laignel, Lambrinidis, Lavarra, Leichtfried, Lévai, Liberadzki, Lienemann, McAvan, McCarthy, Madeira, Maňka, Mann Erika, Martin David, Martínez Martínez, Masip Hidalgo, Mastenbroek, Medina Ortega, Miguélez Ramos, Mikko, Moraes, Moreno Sánchez, Morgan, Moscovici, Muscat, Myller, Napoletano, Navarro, Obiols i Germà, Paasilinna, Pahor, Paleckis, Panzeri, Peillon, Piecyk, Pinior, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Poignant, Prets, Rapkay, Rasmussen, Reynaud, Riera Madurell, Rocard, Rosati, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rouček, Roure, Sacconi, Sakalas, Salinas García, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Savary, Scheele, Segelström, Sifunakis, Siwiec, Skinner, Sousa Pinto, Stihler, Stockmann, Swoboda, Szejna, Tabajdi, Tarabella, Tarand, Thomsen, Titley, Tzampazi, Van Lancker, Vaugrenard, Vergnaud, Vincenzi, Weber Henri, Weiler, Westlund, Whitehead, Wiersma, Wynn, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Zingaretti

UEN: Szymański

Verts/ALE: Aubert, Auken, Beer, Bennahmias, Breyer, Buitenweg, Cohn-Bendit, Cramer, Evans Jillian, Flautre, Frassoni, Graefe zu Baringdorf, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Hammerstein Mintz, Harms, Hassi, Horáček, Hudghton, Isler Béguin, Joan i Marí, Jonckheer, Kallenbach, Kusstatscher, Lagendijk, Lambert, Lichtenberger, Lipietz, Lucas, Özdemir, Onesta, Romeva i Rueda, Rühle, Schlyter, Schmidt, Schroedter, Smith, Staes, Trüpel, Turmes, Ždanoka

Against: 264

ALDE: Beaupuy, Bourlanges, Cavada, Cornillet, Deprez, De Sarnez, Fourtou, Geremek, Griesbeck, Guardans Cambó, Harkin, Laperrouze, Lehideux, Ortuondo Larrea, Ries, Väyrynen

GUE/NGL: Henin, Seppänen, Toussas

IND/DEM: Chruszcz, Coûteaux, Giertych, Grabowski, Louis, Sinnott, de Villiers, Wojciechowski Bernard, Zapałowski

NI: Allister, Gollnisch, Lang, Le Pen Jean-Marie, Le Pen Marine, Martinez, Mussolini, Romagnoli, Schenardi, Vanhecke

PPE-DE: Albertini, Andrikienė, Antoniozzi, Audy, Ayuso González, Bachelot-Narquin, Barsi-Pataky, Bauer, Becsey, Belet, Berend, Böge, Bonsignore, Braghetto, Brejc, Březina, Brok, Brunetta, Busuttil, Buzek, Carollo, Casa, Caspary, Castiglione, del Castillo Vera, Cesa, Chmielewski, Coelho, Coveney, Daul, Dehaene, Demetriou, Descamps, Deß, De Veyrac, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dimitrakopoulos, Dionisi, Dombrovskis, Doorn, Doyle, Duka-Zólyomi, Esteves, Eurlings, Fatuzzo, Ferber, Fernández Martín, Florenz, Fontaine, Freitas, Friedrich, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote Quecedo, García-Margallo y Marfil, Gargani, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gawronski, Gewalt, Gklavakis, Glattfelder, Goepel, Gomolka, Graça Moura, Gräßle, Grossetête, Guellec, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Gyürk, Handzlik, Hannan, Hatzidakis, Hennicot-Schoepges, Herranz García, Herrero-Tejedor, Hieronymi, Higgins, Hoppenstedt, Hudacký, Itälä, Iturgaiz Angulo, Jałowiecki, Járóka, Jarzembowski, Jeggle, Jordan Cizelj, Kaczmarek, Karas, Kasoulides, Kelam, Klaß, Klich, Koch, Konrad, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Kudrycka, Kušķis, Kuźmiuk, Lamassoure, Landsbergis, Langen, Langendries, Lechner, Lehne, Lewandowski, Liese, López-Istúriz White, Lulling, Maat, McGuinness, Mann Thomas, Mantovani, Marques, Martens, Mathieu, Mato Adrover, Matsis, Mauro, Mavrommatis, Mayer, Mayor Oreja, Méndez de Vigo, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Mitchell, Montoro Romero, Musotto, Nassauer, Niebler, van Nistelrooij, Novak, Olajos, Olbrycht, Oomen-Ruijten, Őry, Pack, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Pieper, Pīks, Pinheiro, Piskorski, Pleštinská, Podkański, Poettering, Pomés Ruiz, Posdorf, Posselt, Protasiewicz, Purvis, Queiró, Rack, Radwan, Reul, Ribeiro e Castro, Roithová, Rudi Ubeda, Rübig, Saïfi, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Samaras, Sartori, Saryusz-Wolski, Schierhuber, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schöpflin, Schröder, Schwab, Seeber, Sommer, Sonik, Spautz, Šťastný, Stenzel, Sudre, Surján, Szájer, Tajani, Thyssen, Toubon, Trakatellis, Ulmer, Vakalis, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Varvitsiotis, Vatanen, Vernola, Vidal-Quadras Roca, Vlasto, Weber Manfred, Weisgerber, Wieland, von Wogau, Wojciechowski Janusz, Wortmann-Kool, Wuermeling, Záborská, Zaleski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Zwiefka

UEN: Angelilli, Aylward, Berlato, Bielan, Camre, Crowley, Didžiokas, Foglietta, Janowski, Kamiński, Krasts, Kristovskis, La Russa, Libicki, Muscardini, Musumeci, Ó Neachtain, Pavilionis, Roszkowski, Ryan, Tatarella, Vaidere, Zīle

Abstention: 56

GUE/NGL: Adamou, Agnoletto, Bertinotti, Brie, de Brún, Figueiredo, Flasarová, Guerreiro, Guidoni, Kaufmann, Kohlíček, Liotard, McDonald, Markov, Maštálka, Meijer, Morgantini, Musacchio, Papadimoulis, Pflüger, Ransdorf, Remek, Rizzo, Sjöstedt, Strož, Svensson, Triantaphyllides, Uca, Verges, Wagenknecht, Wurtz, Zimmer

IND/DEM: Batten, Bloom, Booth, Borghezio, Clark, Farage, Knapman, Krupa, Nattrass, Speroni, Titford, Whittaker, Wise, Železný

NI: Baco, Belohorská, Claeys, Dillen, Kozlík, Mölzer, Mote

PPE-DE: Brepoels, Papastamkos

Verts/ALE: van Buitenen

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For: 112

ALDE: Busk, in 't Veld, Jensen, Malmström, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Resetarits, Riis-Jørgensen, Samuelsen

IND/DEM: Bonde, Goudin, Krupa, Lundgren, Pęk, Piotrowski, Rogalski, Tomczak, Wohlin

NI: Bobošíková, Czarnecki Ryszard, Martin Hans-Peter, Masiel, Rutowicz

PPE-DE: Atkins, Bowis, Bradbourn, Bushill-Matthews, Callanan, Cederschiöld, Chichester, Deva, Dover, Duchoň, Elles, Evans Jonathan, Fajmon, Fjellner, Hannan, Harbour, Heaton-Harris, Hökmark, Ibrisagic, Jackson, Kamall, Kauppi, Kirkhope, Korhola, Nicholson, Ouzký, Parish, Purvis, Seeberg, Škottová, Stevenson, Strejček, Stubb, Sturdy, Sumberg, Tannock, Van Orden, Vlasák, Zahradil, Zvěřina

PSE: Castex, Falbr, Fava, Jørgensen, Koterec, Kristensen, Rasmussen, Tabajdi, Thomsen

Verts/ALE: Aubert, Auken, Beer, Bennahmias, Breyer, Buitenweg, Cohn-Bendit, Cramer, Evans Jillian, Flautre, Frassoni, Graefe zu Baringdorf, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Hammerstein Mintz, Harms, Hassi, Horáček, Hudghton, Isler Béguin, Joan i Marí, Jonckheer, Kallenbach, Kusstatscher, Lagendijk, Lambert, Lichtenberger, Lipietz, Lucas, Özdemir, Onesta, Romeva i Rueda, Rühle, Schlyter, Schmidt, Schroedter, Smith, Staes, Trüpel, Turmes, Voggenhuber, Ždanoka

Against: 483

ALDE: Alvaro, Andrejevs, Andria, Attwooll, Beaupuy, Birutis, Bourlanges, Bowles, Budreikaitė, Cavada, Chatzimarkakis, Chiesa, Cocilovo, Cornillet, Davies, Degutis, Deprez, De Sarnez, Drčar Murko, Duff, Duquesne, Ek, Fourtou, Gentvilas, Geremek, Griesbeck, Guardans Cambó, Hall, Harkin, Hennis-Plasschaert, Jäätteenmäki, Juknevičienė, Kacin, Karim, Klinz, Koch-Mehrin, Krahmer, Kułakowski, Lambsdorff, Laperrouze, Lax, Lehideux, Letta, Ludford, Lynne, Maaten, Manders, Matsakis, Mulder, Newton Dunn, Ortuondo Larrea, Oviir, Ries, Savi, Sbarbati, Schuth, Staniszewska, Starkevičiūtė, Sterckx, Szent-Iványi, Takkula, Toia, Väyrynen, Virrankoski, Wallis, Watson

GUE/NGL: Henin, Meijer, Seppänen, Toussas

IND/DEM: Belder, Blokland, Borghezio, Chruszcz, Coûteaux, Giertych, Grabowski, Karatzaferis, Louis, Sinnott, Speroni, de Villiers, Wojciechowski Bernard, Zapałowski, Železný

NI: Allister, Battilocchio, Claeys, Dillen, Lang, Le Pen Jean-Marie, Le Pen Marine, Martinez, Mölzer, Mussolini, Romagnoli, Schenardi, Vanhecke

PPE-DE: Albertini, Andrikienė, Antoniozzi, Audy, Ayuso González, Bachelot-Narquin, Barsi-Pataky, Bauer, Becsey, Belet, Berend, Bonsignore, Braghetto, Brejc, Brepoels, Březina, Brok, Brunetta, Busuttil, Buzek, Carollo, Casa, Caspary, Castiglione, del Castillo Vera, Cesa, Chmielewski, Coelho, Coveney, Daul, Dehaene, Demetriou, Descamps, Deß, De Veyrac, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dimitrakopoulos, Dionisi, Dombrovskis, Doorn, Doyle, Duka-Zólyomi, Esteves, Eurlings, Fatuzzo, Ferber, Fernández Martín, Florenz, Fontaine, Freitas, Friedrich, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote Quecedo, García-Margallo y Marfil, Gargani, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gawronski, Gewalt, Gklavakis, Glattfelder, Gomolka, Graça Moura, Gräßle, Grossetête, Guellec, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Gyürk, Handzlik, Hatzidakis, Hennicot-Schoepges, Herranz García, Herrero-Tejedor, Hieronymi, Higgins, Hoppenstedt, Hudacký, Itälä, Iturgaiz Angulo, Jałowiecki, Járóka, Jarzembowski, Jeggle, Jordan Cizelj, Kaczmarek, Karas, Kasoulides, Kelam, Klaß, Klich, Koch, Konrad, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Kudrycka, Kušķis, Kuźmiuk, Lamassoure, Landsbergis, Langen, Langendries, Lechner, Lehne, Lewandowski, Liese, López-Istúriz White, Lulling, Maat, McGuinness, Mann Thomas, Mantovani, Marques, Martens, Mathieu, Mato Adrover, Matsis, Mauro, Mavrommatis, Mayer, Mayor Oreja, Méndez de Vigo, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Mitchell, Montoro Romero, Musotto, Nassauer, Niebler, van Nistelrooij, Novak, Olajos, Olbrycht, Oomen-Ruijten, Őry, Pack, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Papastamkos, Pīks, Pinheiro, Piskorski, Pleštinská, Podkański, Poettering, Pomés Ruiz, Posdorf, Posselt, Protasiewicz, Queiró, Rack, Radwan, Reul, Roithová, Rudi Ubeda, Rübig, Saïfi, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Samaras, Sartori, Saryusz-Wolski, Schierhuber, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schöpflin, Schröder, Schwab, Seeber, Sommer, Sonik, Spautz, Šťastný, Stenzel, Sudre, Surján, Szájer, Tajani, Thyssen, Toubon, Trakatellis, Ulmer, Vakalis, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Varvitsiotis, Vatanen, Vernola, Vidal-Quadras Roca, Vlasto, Weber Manfred, Weisgerber, Wieland, von Wogau, Wojciechowski Janusz, Wortmann-Kool, Wuermeling, Záborská, Zaleski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Zwiefka

PSE: Andersson, Arif, Arnaoutakis, Assis, Attard-Montalto, Ayala Sender, Barón Crespo, Batzeli, Beglitis, Beňová, van den Berg, Berger, Berlinguer, Berman, Bersani, Bösch, Bono, Bourzai, Bozkurt, van den Burg, Busquin, Calabuig Rull, Capoulas Santos, Carlotti, Carnero González, Casaca, Cashman, Cercas, Christensen, Corbett, Corbey, Correia, Cottigny, D'Alema, De Keyser, De Rossa, Désir, De Vits, Dobolyi, Douay, El Khadraoui, Estrela, Ettl, Evans Robert, Fazakas, Fernandes, Ferreira Anne, Ferreira Elisa, Ford, Fruteau, García Pérez, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gierek, Gill, Glante, Goebbels, Golik, Gomes, Grabowska, Grech, Gröner, Groote, Gruber, Guy-Quint, Hänsch, Hasse Ferreira, Hedh, Hedkvist Petersen, Hegyi, Herczog, Honeyball, Howitt, Hughes, Hutchinson, Ilves, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kósáné Kovács, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kuc, Kuhne, Laignel, Lambrinidis, Lavarra, Leichtfried, Lévai, Liberadzki, Lienemann, McAvan, McCarthy, Madeira, Maňka, Mann Erika, Martin David, Martínez Martínez, Masip Hidalgo, Mastenbroek, Medina Ortega, Miguélez Ramos, Mikko, Moraes, Moreno Sánchez, Morgan, Moscovici, Muscat, Myller, Napoletano, Navarro, Obiols i Germà, Paasilinna, Pahor, Paleckis, Panzeri, Patrie, Peillon, Piecyk, Pinior, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Poignant, Prets, Rapkay, Reynaud, Riera Madurell, Rocard, Rosati, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rouček, Roure, Sacconi, Sakalas, Salinas García, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Savary, Scheele, Segelström, Sifunakis, Siwiec, Skinner, Sousa Pinto, Stihler, Stockmann, Swoboda, Szejna, Tarabella, Tarand, Titley, Tzampazi, Van Lancker, Vaugrenard, Vergnaud, Vincenzi, Weber Henri, Weiler, Westlund, Whitehead, Wiersma, Wynn, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Zingaretti

UEN: Angelilli, Aylward, Berlato, Bielan, Camre, Crowley, Didžiokas, Foglietta, Janowski, Kamiński, Krasts, Kristovskis, La Russa, Libicki, Muscardini, Musumeci, Ó Neachtain, Pavilionis, Roszkowski, Ryan, Szymański, Tatarella, Vaidere, Zīle

Abstention: 47

GUE/NGL: Adamou, Agnoletto, Bertinotti, Brie, de Brún, Figueiredo, Flasarová, Guerreiro, Guidoni, Kaufmann, Kohlíček, Liotard, McDonald, Markov, Maštálka, Morgantini, Musacchio, Papadimoulis, Pflüger, Ransdorf, Remek, Rizzo, Sjöstedt, Strož, Svensson, Triantaphyllides, Uca, Verges, Wagenknecht, Wurtz, Zimmer

IND/DEM: Batten, Bloom, Booth, Clark, Farage, Knapman, Nattrass, Titford, Whittaker, Wise

NI: Baco, Belohorská, Kozlík, Mote

PPE-DE: Beazley

Verts/ALE: van Buitenen

4.   Brejc report A6-0308/2005

For: 357

ALDE: Alvaro, Andrejevs, Andria, Attwooll, Beaupuy, Birutis, Bourlanges, Bowles, Budreikaitė, Busk, Cavada, Chatzimarkakis, Cocilovo, Cornillet, Davies, Degutis, Deprez, De Sarnez, Drčar Murko, Duff, Duquesne, Ek, Fourtou, Gentvilas, Geremek, Griesbeck, Guardans Cambó, Hall, Harkin, Hennis-Plasschaert, in 't Veld, Jäätteenmäki, Jensen, Juknevičienė, Kacin, Karim, Klinz, Koch-Mehrin, Krahmer, Kułakowski, Lambsdorff, Laperrouze, Lax, Lehideux, Letta, Ludford, Lynne, Maaten, Malmström, Manders, Matsakis, Mulder, Newton Dunn, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Ortuondo Larrea, Oviir, Ries, Riis-Jørgensen, Savi, Sbarbati, Schuth, Staniszewska, Starkevičiūtė, Sterckx, Szent-Iványi, Takkula, Väyrynen, Virrankoski, Wallis, Watson

IND/DEM: Belder, Blokland, Borghezio, Coûteaux, Louis, Speroni, de Villiers

NI: Allister, Belohorská, Bobošíková, Claeys, Czarnecki Ryszard, Dillen, Masiel, Mölzer, Mussolini, Romagnoli, Rutowicz, Vanhecke

PPE-DE: Albertini, Andrikienė, Antoniozzi, Atkins, Audy, Ayuso González, Bachelot-Narquin, Barsi-Pataky, Bauer, Beazley, Becsey, Belet, Berend, Böge, Bonsignore, Bowis, Bradbourn, Braghetto, Brejc, Brepoels, Březina, Brok, Brunetta, Bushill-Matthews, Busuttil, Buzek, Callanan, Carollo, Casa, Caspary, Castiglione, del Castillo Vera, Cederschiöld, Cesa, Chichester, Chmielewski, Coelho, Coveney, Daul, Dehaene, Demetriou, Descamps, Deß, Deva, De Veyrac, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dimitrakopoulos, Dionisi, Dombrovskis, Doorn, Dover, Doyle, Duchoň, Duka-Zólyomi, Elles, Esteves, Eurlings, Evans Jonathan, Fajmon, Fatuzzo, Ferber, Fernández Martín, Fjellner, Florenz, Fontaine, Freitas, Friedrich, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote Quecedo, García-Margallo y Marfil, Gargani, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gawronski, Gewalt, Gklavakis, Glattfelder, Goepel, Gomolka, Graça Moura, Gräßle, Grossetête, Guellec, Gyürk, Handzlik, Hannan, Harbour, Hatzidakis, Heaton-Harris, Hennicot-Schoepges, Herranz García, Herrero-Tejedor, Hieronymi, Higgins, Hökmark, Hoppenstedt, Hudacký, Ibrisagic, Itälä, Iturgaiz Angulo, Jackson, Jałowiecki, Járóka, Jarzembowski, Jeggle, Jordan Cizelj, Kaczmarek, Karas, Kasoulides, Kauppi, Kelam, Kirkhope, Klaß, Klich, Koch, Konrad, Korhola, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Kudrycka, Kušķis, Kuźmiuk, Lamassoure, Landsbergis, Langen, Langendries, Lechner, Lehne, Lewandowski, Liese, López-Istúriz White, Lulling, Maat, McGuinness, Mann Thomas, Mantovani, Marques, Martens, Mathieu, Mato Adrover, Matsis, Mauro, Mavrommatis, Mayer, Mayor Oreja, Méndez de Vigo, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Mitchell, Montoro Romero, Musotto, Nassauer, Nicholson, Niebler, van Nistelrooij, Novak, Olajos, Olbrycht, Oomen-Ruijten, Őry, Ouzký, Pack, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Papastamkos, Parish, Pieper, Pīks, Pinheiro, Piskorski, Pleštinská, Podkański, Poettering, Pomés Ruiz, Posdorf, Posselt, Protasiewicz, Purvis, Queiró, Rack, Radwan, Reul, Ribeiro e Castro, Roithová, Rudi Ubeda, Rübig, Saïfi, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Samaras, Sartori, Saryusz-Wolski, Schierhuber, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schöpflin, Schröder, Schwab, Seeber, Seeberg, Škottová, Sommer, Sonik, Spautz, Šťastný, Stenzel, Stevenson, Strejček, Stubb, Sturdy, Sudre, Sumberg, Surján, Szájer, Tajani, Tannock, Thyssen, Toubon, Trakatellis, Ulmer, Vakalis, Van Orden, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Varvitsiotis, Vatanen, Vernola, Vidal-Quadras Roca, Vlasák, Vlasto, Weber Manfred, Weisgerber, Wieland, von Wogau, Wojciechowski Janusz, Wuermeling, Záborská, Zahradil, Zaleski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Zvěřina, Zwiefka

PSE: Leichtfried, Peillon, Pinior

UEN: Angelilli, Aylward, Berlato, Bielan, Camre, Crowley, Didžiokas, Foglietta, Janowski, Kamiński, Krasts, Kristovskis, La Russa, Libicki, Muscardini, Musumeci, Ó Neachtain, Pavilionis, Roszkowski, Ryan, Szymański, Tatarella, Vaidere, Zīle

Against: 266

ALDE: Chiesa, Samuelsen, Toia

GUE/NGL: Adamou, Agnoletto, Bertinotti, Brie, de Brún, Figueiredo, Flasarová, Guerreiro, Guidoni, Henin, Kaufmann, Kohlíček, Liotard, McDonald, Manolakou, Markov, Maštálka, Meijer, Morgantini, Musacchio, Papadimoulis, Pflüger, Ransdorf, Remek, Rizzo, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Strož, Svensson, Toussas, Triantaphyllides, Uca, Verges, Wagenknecht, Wurtz, Zimmer

IND/DEM: Bonde, Chruszcz, Giertych, Grabowski, Karatzaferis, Krupa, Pęk, Piotrowski, Rogalski, Sinnott, Tomczak, Wojciechowski Bernard, Zapałowski, Železný

NI: Battilocchio, Gollnisch, Lang, Le Pen Jean-Marie, Le Pen Marine, Martin Hans-Peter, Schenardi

PSE: Andersson, Arif, Arnaoutakis, Assis, Attard-Montalto, Ayala Sender, Barón Crespo, Batzeli, Beglitis, Beňová, van den Berg, Berger, Berlinguer, Berman, Bersani, Bösch, Bono, Bourzai, Bozkurt, van den Burg, Busquin, Calabuig Rull, Capoulas Santos, Carlotti, Carnero González, Casaca, Cashman, Castex, Cercas, Christensen, Corbett, Corbey, Correia, Cottigny, D'Alema, De Keyser, De Rossa, Désir, De Vits, Douay, El Khadraoui, Estrela, Ettl, Evans Robert, Falbr, Fava, Fernandes, Ferreira Anne, Ferreira Elisa, Ford, Fruteau, García Pérez, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gierek, Gill, Glante, Goebbels, Golik, Gomes, Grabowska, Grech, Gröner, Groote, Gruber, Guy-Quint, Hänsch, Hasse Ferreira, Haug, Hedh, Hedkvist Petersen, Hegyi, Herczog, Honeyball, Howitt, Hughes, Hutchinson, Ilves, Jørgensen, Kindermann, Kinnock, Koterec, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kristensen, Kuc, Kuhne, Laignel, Lambrinidis, Lavarra, Lévai, Liberadzki, Lienemann, McAvan, McCarthy, Madeira, Maňka, Mann Erika, Martin David, Martínez Martínez, Masip Hidalgo, Mastenbroek, Medina Ortega, Miguélez Ramos, Mikko, Moraes, Moreno Sánchez, Morgan, Moscovici, Muscat, Myller, Napoletano, Navarro, Obiols i Germà, Paasilinna, Pahor, Paleckis, Panzeri, Patrie, Piecyk, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Poignant, Prets, Rapkay, Rasmussen, Reynaud, Riera Madurell, Rocard, Rosati, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rouček, Roure, Sacconi, Sakalas, Salinas García, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Savary, Scheele, Segelström, Sifunakis, Skinner, Sousa Pinto, Stihler, Stockmann, Swoboda, Szejna, Tabajdi, Tarabella, Tarand, Thomsen, Titley, Tzampazi, Van Lancker, Vaugrenard, Vergnaud, Vincenzi, Weber Henri, Weiler, Westlund, Whitehead, Wiersma, Wynn, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Zingaretti

Verts/ALE: Aubert, Auken, Beer, Bennahmias, Breyer, Buitenweg, Cohn-Bendit, Cramer, Evans Jillian, Flautre, Frassoni, Graefe zu Baringdorf, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Hammerstein Mintz, Harms, Hassi, Horáček, Hudghton, Isler Béguin, Joan i Marí, Jonckheer, Kallenbach, Kusstatscher, Lagendijk, Lambert, Lichtenberger, Lipietz, Lucas, Özdemir, Onesta, Romeva i Rueda, Rühle, Schlyter, Schmidt, Schroedter, Smith, Staes, Trüpel, Turmes, Voggenhuber, Ždanoka

Abstention: 17

ALDE: Resetarits

IND/DEM: Batten, Bloom, Booth, Clark, Farage, Goudin, Knapman, Lundgren, Nattrass, Titford, Whittaker, Wise, Wohlin

NI: Mote

PSE: Kósáné Kovács

Verts/ALE: van Buitenen

Corrections to votes

Against: Jörg Leichtfried


TEXTS ADOPTED

 

P6_TA(2005)0417

Programme for the dissemination of good practices and monitoring ICT take-up ***I

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 2256/2003/EC with a view to extension of the programme in 2006 for the dissemination of good practices and monitoring of the take-up of Information and Communication Technolgies (ICTs) (COM(2005)0347 — C6-0247/2005 — 2005/0144(COD))

(Codecision Procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2005) 0347) (1),

having regard to Article 251(2) and Article 157(3) of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6-0247/2005),

having regard to Rules 51 and 43(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (A6-0302/2005),

1.

Approves the Commission proposal;

2.

Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend its proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.


(1)  Not yet published in OJ.

ANNEX I

DECISION No .../2005/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of ... amending Decision No 2256/2003/EC with a view to extension of the programme in 2006 for the dissemination of good practices and monitoring of the take-up of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 157(3) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

After consulting the Committee of the Regions,

Acting in accordance with the procedure set out in Article 251 of the Treaty (2),

Whereas:

(1)

Decision No 2256/2003/EC (3) established the Modinis programme for the monitoring of the eEurope 2005 action plan, dissemination of good practices and the improvement of information and network security for the period from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2005.

(2)

Decision No 2256/2003/EC was amended by Decision No 787/2004/EC in order to adapt the reference amounts to take account of the enlargement of the European Union.

(3)

In its Resolution of 9 December 2004 on looking into the future of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) (4), the Council invited the Commission to start the preparatory work for the follow-up of the eEurope 2005 action plan as an important part of the new Agenda for the Information Society beyond 2005.

(4)

The Commission Communication of 19 November 2004, entitled ‘Challenges for the European Information Society beyond 2005’ analyses the challenges that a European Information Society strategy up to 2010 must address. It argues for wider use of ICTs and for continued policy attention to ICT-related issues, which involves the need for monitoring and exchange of good practices. That Communication was the starting point for a reflection process that led to a new Information Society initiative in 2005, to start in 2006.

(5)

The new initiative, entitled ‘i2010: European Information Society’, was announced in the Commission Communication of 2 February 2005 to the Spring European Council, entitled ‘Working together for growth and jobs — A new start for the Lisbon Strategy’, aiming at stimulating the take-up of ICTs.

(6)

The Commission Communication of 1 June 2005, entitled ‘i2010 — A European Information Society for growth and employment’, outlines the key policy priorities of a five-year strategy to promote an open and competitive digital economy. The promotion of exchange of good practices and the monitoring of the take-up of ICT-enabled services will continue to support the dialogue with stakeholders and Member States, notably in the context of the open method of coordination.

(7)

In the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007-2013), a Framework Programme for Community action in the field of competitiveness and innovation, covering the period 2007-2013, is proposed which brings together specific Community measures contributing to entrepreneurship, SMEs, industrial competitiveness, innovation, information and communication technology, environmental technologies and intelligent energy, including those measures provided for in Decision No 2256/2003/EC.

(8)

Regulation (EC) No 808/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 concerning Community statistics on the information society (5) establishes a common framework for the systematic production of Community statistics on the information society. These statistics include information required for the eEurope benchmarking process, are relevant to the structural indicators supporting the monitoring of performance of Member States and are necessary in order to provide a uniform basis for analysis of the Information Society.

(9)

In the 12 months between the expiry of the eEurope 2005 action plan and the anticipated start of the Framework programme in 2007, the take up of ICTs across the economy needs to be monitored and supported through continuation of benchmarking and statistical analysis based on structural indicators, and the exchange of good practices. The actions taken under the programme on benchmarking, good practices and policy coordination in 2006 will support the achievement of the objectives of the abovementioned Commission Communications of 2 February 2005 and 1 June 2005.

(10)

The mechanisms for monitoring and for the exchange of experiences, benchmarking activities, dissemination of good practices and analysis of economic and societal consequences of the information society should be continued in 2006 to achieve the objectives of the Commission Communication of 2 February 2005, aiming at stimulating the take-up of ICTs as a continuation of the eEurope agenda, and those of the Commission Communication of 1 June 2005.

(11)

Decision No 2256/2003/EC should therefore be amended,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Decision No 2256/2003/EC is hereby amended as follows:

1)

the following Article shall be inserted:

‘Article 1a

1.   The programme for 2006 shall continue the monitoring of the take up and use of Information and Communication technologies (ICTs) across the economy and the dissemination of good practices, and shall have the following objectives:

(a)

to monitor performance of and within Member States and to compare it with the best in the world by using, where possible, official statistics;

(b)

to support efforts by Member States to stimulate the use of ICTs at national, regional or local level, by analysis of good practices and by the complementary interaction of developing mechanisms of exchange of experiences;

(c)

to analyse the economic and societal consequences of the information society with a view to facilitating policy discussions particularly in terms of competitiveness, growth and employment as well as in terms of social inclusion.

2.   The activities of the programme shall be actions of a cross-sectorial nature, complementing Community actions in other fields. None of these actions shall duplicate the work being carried out in these fields under other Community programmes. The actions taken under the programme on benchmarking, good practices and policy coordination shall work to achieve the objectives of the Commission Communication of 2 February 2005 to the Spring European Council, entitled ‘Working together for growth and jobs — A new start for the Lisbon Strategy’, aiming at stimulating the take-up of ICTs as a continuation of the eEurope agenda and in particular promoting broadband, eGovernment, eBusiness, eHealth and eLearning, and the objectives of the Commission Communication of 1 June 2005, entitled ‘i2010 — A European Information Society for growth and employment’, promoting an open and competitive digital economy.

3.   The programme shall also provide a common framework for complementary interaction at European level of the various national, regional and local levels.’

2)

the following Article shall be inserted:

‘Article 2a

In order to attain the objectives referred to in Article 1a, the following categories of actions shall be undertaken:

(a)

Action 1

Monitoring and comparison of performance:

data collection and analysis on the basis of the benchmarking indicators as defined in the Council resolution of 18 February 2003 on the implementation of the eEurope 2005 action plan, including regional indicators, where appropriate, and Regulation (EC) No 808/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 concerning community statistics on the information society (6).

(b)

Action 2

Dissemination of good practices:

studies to identify good practices, at national, regional and local level, contributing to successful take up of ICTs across the economy,

support for targeted conferences, seminars or workshops, dissemination, information and communication activities in support of the objectives of the Commission Communication of 2 February 2005 to the Spring European Council, entitled ‘Working together for growth and jobs — A new start for the Lisbon Strategy’, aiming at stimulating the take-up of ICTs as a continuation of the eEurope agenda, and the Commission Communication of 1 June 2005, entitled ‘i2010 — A European Information Society for growth and employment’, promoting an open and competitive digital economy, in order to promote cooperation and exchange of experiences and good practices as defined in Article 1a (1)(b).

(c)

Action 3

Analysis and strategic discussion:

support the work of social and economic experts with a view to providing the Commission with input as regards prospective policy analysis.

3)

in Article 4, the first paragraph shall be replaced by the following:

‘The programme shall cover the period from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2006.

The financial framework for the implementation of this programme is herby set at EUR 30 160 000’

4)

the Annex shall be replaced by the text given in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 3

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, on ...

For the European Parliament

The President

For the Council

The President


(1)  Opinion delivered on 27 October 2005 (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(2)  Position of the European Parliament of 15 November 2005.

(3)  OJ L 336, 23.12.2003, p. 1 Decision as amended by Decision No 787/2004/EC (OJ L 138, 30.4.2004, p. 12).

(4)  OJ C 62, 12.3.2005, p. 1.

(5)  OJ L 143, 30.04.2004, p. 49.

(6)  OJ L 143, 30.4.2004, p. 49.’

ANNEX II

ANNEX

Multiannual programme for the monitoring of eEurope, dissemination of good practices and the improvement of network and information security (Modinis)

Indicative breakdown of expenditure 2003 to 2005

Percentages of total budget by category and year

 

2003

2004

2005

Total 2003-2005

Action 1 — monitoring and comparison of performance

12 %

14 %

14 %

40 %

Action 2 — dissemination of good practices

8 %

10 %

12 %

30 %

Action 3 — analysis and strategic discussion

2 %

3 %

3 %

8 %

Action 4 — improvement of network and information security

17 %

5 %

0 %

22 %

Percentage of Total

39 %

32 %

29 %

100 %


Indicative breakdown of expenditure 2006

Percentages of total budget by category and year

 

2006

Action 1 — monitoring and comparison of performance

55 %

Action 2 — dissemination of good practices

30 %

Action 3 — analysis and strategic discussion

15 %

Action 4 — improvement of network and information security

0 %

Percentage of Total

100 %

P6_TA(2005)0418

Public radio paging ***I

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Directive 90/544/EEC on the frequency bands designated for the coordinated introduction of pan-European land-based public radio paging in the Community (COM(2005)0361 — C6-0248/2005 — 2005/0147(COD))

(Codecision Procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2005) 0361) (1),

having regard to Article 251(2) and Article 95 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6-0248/2005),

having regard to Rules 51 and 43(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (A6-0303/2005),

1.

Approves the Commission proposal;

2.

Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend its proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.


(1)  Not yet published in OJ.

ANNEX

DIRECTIVE 2005/.../EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of ... repealing Council Directive 90/544/EEC on the frequency bands designated for the coordinated introduction of pan-European land-based public radio paging in the Community

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 95 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions (2),

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty (3),

Whereas:

(1)

Directive 90/544/EEC (4) required Member States to designate, by 31 December 1992, in the 169,4 to 169,8 MHz radio spectrum band four channels for the pan-European land-based public radio paging service (hereinafter ‘ERMES’) and to prepare, as quickly as possible, plans to enable pan-European public radio paging service to occupy the whole band 169,4 to 169,8 MHz according to commercial demand.

(2)

Use of the 169,4 to 169,8 MHz spectrum band for ERMES in the Community has decreased or even ceased, so that this band is not currently being efficiently utilised by ERMES and could be better used to fulfil other Community policy needs.

(3)

Decision No 676/2002/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 7 March 2002 on a regulatory framework for radio spectrum policy in the European Community (Radio Spectrum Decision) (5) established a Community policy and legal framework to ensure coordination of policy approaches and, where appropriate, harmonised conditions with regard to availability and efficient use of the spectrum band necessary for the establishment and functioning of the internal market. That Decision allows the Commission to adopt technical implementing measures to ensure harmonised conditions for the availability and efficient use of the spectrum band.

(4)

Since the 169,4 to 169,8 MHz band is appropriate for applications benefiting people with impairments or disabilities, and considering that promotion of such applications is a policy objective for the Community together with the general objective of ensuring the functioning of the internal market, the Commission pursuant to Article 4(2) of the Radio Spectrum Decision issued the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administration (hereinafter ‘the CEPT’) with a mandate to examine, inter alia, applications related to assistance for people with disabilities.

(5)

As mandated, the CEPT produced a new frequency plan, and a channel arrangement allowing six types of preferred applications to share the band in order to meet several Community policy needs.

(6)

For these reasons and in accordance with the objectives of the Radio Spectrum Decision, Directive 90/544/EEC should be repealed,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

Directive 90/544/EEC is hereby repealed with effect from (6)

Article 2

This Directive shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Article 3

This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, on ...

For the European Parliament

The President

For the Council

The President


(1)  Opinion delivered on 27 October 2005 (not yet published in the OJ).

(2)  Opinion delivered on 17 November 2005, following non-compulsory consultation (not yet published in the OJ).

(3)  Position of the European Parliament of 15 November 2005.

(4)  OJ L 310, 9.11.1990, p. 28.

(5)  OJ L 108, 24.4.2002, p. 1.

(6)  OJ: fill in the date of publication of this Directive in the Official Journal.

P6_TA(2005)0419

Common organisation of the market in seeds *

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the common organisation of the market in seeds (COM(2005)0384 — C6-0285/2005 — 2005/0164(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2005)0384) (1),

having regard to Articles 36 and 37(2), third subparagraph, of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6-0285/2005),

having regard to Rules 51 and 43(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A6-0295/2005),

1.

Approves the Commission proposal;

2.

Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

3.

Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

4.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.


(1)  Not yet published in OJ.

P6_TA(2005)0420

Common organisation of the market in hops *

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the common organisation of the market in hops (COM(2005)0386 — C6-0287/2005 — 2005/0162(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2005)0386) (1),

having regard to Article 36 and Article 37(2), third subparagraph, of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6-0287/2005),

having regard to Rules 51 and 43(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A6-0299/2005),

1.

Approves the Commission proposal;

2.

Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

3.

Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

4.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.


(1)  Not yet published in OJ.

P6_TA(2005)0421

Common organisation of the market in wine *

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1493/1999 on the common organisation of the market in wine (COM(2005)0395 — C6-0286/2005 — 2005/0160(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2005)0395) (1),

having regard to Article 37 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6-0286/2005),

having regard to Rules 51 and 43(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A6-0300/2005),

1.

Approves the Commission proposal;

2.

Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

3.

Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

4.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.


(1)  Not yet published in OJ.

P6_TA(2005)0422

EBRD's financing of operations in Mongolia *

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council decision on an amendment to the Agreement Establishing the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), enabling the Bank to finance operations in Mongolia (COM(2005)0342 — C6-0280/2005 — 2005/0139(CNS))

(Consultation Procedure)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the proposal for a Council decision (COM(2005)0342) (1),

having regard to Article 181A of the EC Treaty,

having regard to Article 300(3), first subparagraph, of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6-0280/2005),

having regard to Rules 51, 83(7) and 43(1) of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (A6-0298/2005),

1.

Approves amendment of the agreement;

2.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission, and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and Mongolia.


(1)  Not yet published in OJ.

P6_TA(2005)0423

Visas for the 2006 Winter Olympic and/or Paralympic Games ***I

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to measures envisaged to facilitate the procedures for applying for and issuing visas for members of the Olympic family taking part in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Winter Games in Turin (COM(2005)0412 — C6-0275/2005 — 2005/0169(COD))

(Codecision procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2005) 0412) (1),

having regard to Article 251(2) and Article 62(2)(a) and (b)(ii) of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6-0275/2005),

having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (A6-0313/2005),

1.

Approves the Commission proposal;

2.

Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend its proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.


(1)  Not yet published in OJ.

ANNEX

REGULATION (EC) No .../2005 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of ... relating to measures envisaged to facilitate the procedures for applying for and issuing visas for members of the Olympic family taking part in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Winter Games in Turin

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 62(2), points (a) and (b)(ii) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty (1),

Whereas:

(1)

Council Regulation (EC) No 1295/2003 of 15 July 2003 relating to measures envisaged to facilitate the procedures for applying for and issuing visas for members of the Olympic family taking part in the Olympic or Paralympic Games in Athens (2) established a specific temporary system derogating from the normal procedures for issuing visas for the members of the Olympic family participating in the Athens 2004 Olympic and/or Paralympic Games, to enable Greece to host the first Olympic and Paralympic Games organised by a Member State which is part of the Schengen area without internal borders and in order to allow Greece to respect its obligation under the Olympic Charter.

(2)

Regulation (EC) No 1295/2003 laid down specific provisions facilitating the procedures for submitting applications for uniform visas and the form in which visas were issued for the members of the Olympic family, as well as specific provisions simplifying external border checks for that category of persons. Moreover, it provided for an evaluation report on the functioning of the Regulation to be submitted to the European Parliament and the Council.

(3)

In its evaluation, the Commission concluded that the implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1295/2003 was successful, and the derogation system has been considered effective, flexible and adequate for regulating the entry and short stay of members of the Olympic family participating in the Games, within the Schengen area without internal borders.

(4)

Therefore the European Union should adopt a similar derogation system for the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to allow Italy to honour, as host country, its Olympic Chapter obligations, while ensuring a high level of security in the Schengen area without internal borders.

(5)

Although the visa obligation is maintained for members of the Olympic family who are nationals of third countries subject to the visa requirement under Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 of 15 March 2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement (3), a temporary derogation should be established for the duration of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

(6)

The scope of this derogation should be limited to the provisions of the ‘acquis’ concerning the submission of visa applications, the issuing of visas and their format. Equally, the methods for carrying out checks at the external borders should be adapted within the limits necessary to take into account changes in the visa system.

(7)

Visa applications for members of the Olympic family taking part in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Winter Games should be submitted to the Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games via the organisations responsible at the same time as the application for accreditation. The application form for accreditation should contain basic data relating to the persons concerned, such as their full name, sex and date and place of birth, and the number, type and expiry date of their passport and an indication of possession of a residence permit issued by a Schengen State, together with the type and expiry date of that permit. Such applications should be forwarded to the Italian services responsible for issuing visas.

(8)

The Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games issues accreditation cards to members of the Olympic family, in accordance with the specific rules defined by Italian law. The accreditation card is a highly secure document, which gives access to the specific sites where competitions are held and to other events planned during the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in view of the fact that the Games may be the target of terrorist attacks. The visa issued is affixed by means of entering a number in the accreditation card.

(9)

Irrespective of the provisions of this Regulation, members of the Olympic family may still submit individual applications for visas in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Schengen ‘acquis’.

(10)

Where no specific provisions are laid down in this Regulation, the relevant provisions of the Schengen ‘acquis’ on visas and checks at Member States' external borders should apply. This Regulation does not apply to members of the Olympic family who are nationals of third countries subject to a visa requirement and holders of a residence permit or a provisional residence permit issued by one of the Member States fully implementing the Schengen ‘acquis’. For any stay within the Schengen area without internal borders whose duration is envisaged to exceed 90 days, a temporary residence permit may be issued to the member of the Olympic family in compliance with Italian law.

(11)

Provision should be made for an evaluation of the implementation of the derogation arrangements established by this Regulation after the closure of the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games.

(12)

The adoption of this temporary derogation from certain provisions of the Schengen ‘acquis’ is necessary and appropriate for the achievement of the main objective of facilitating the issuing of visas to members of the Olympic family. In accordance with the principle of proportionality, as set out in the third paragraph of Article 5 of the Treaty establishing the European Community, this Regulation does not go beyond what is necessary to achieve this objective.

(13)

As regards Iceland and Norway, this Regulation constitutes a development of provisions of the Schengen ‘acquis’ within the meaning of the Agreement concluded by the Council of the European Union and the Republic of Iceland and the Kingdom of Norway concerning the latters' association with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen ‘acquis’ (4), which fall within the area referred to in Article 1, point B, of Council Decision 1999/437/EC of 17 May 1999 (5) on certain arrangements for the application of that Agreement.

(14)

In accordance with Articles 1 and 2 of the Protocol on the position of Denmark annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaty establishing the European Community, Denmark is not taking part in the adoption by the Council of this Regulation, and is not bound by it or subject to its application. However, since this Regulation builds upon the Schengen ‘acquis’ under Title IV of Part Three of the Treaty establishing the European Community, Denmark will, in accordance with Article 5 of that Protocol, decide within a period of six months after the date of adoption of this Regulation whether or not it will implement it in its national law.

(15)

This Regulation constitutes a development of provisions of the Schengen ‘acquis’ in which the United Kingdom does not take part, in accordance with Council Decision 2000/365/EC of 29 May 2000 concerning the request of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to take part in some of the provisions of the Schengen ‘acquis’ (6). The United Kingdom is therefore not taking part in the adoption of this Regulation and is not bound by it or subject to its application.

(16)

This Regulation constitutes a development of provisions of the Schengen ‘acquis’ in which Ireland does not take part, in accordance with Council Decision 2002/192/EC of 28 February 2002 concerning Ireland's request to take part in some of the provisions of the Schengen ‘acquis’ (7). Ireland is therefore not taking part in the adoption of this Regulation and is not bound by it or subject to its application.

(17)

As regards Switzerland, this Regulation constitutes a development of the provisions of the Schengen ‘acquis’ within the meaning of the Agreement signed between the European Union, the European Community and the Swiss Confederation concerning the Swiss Confederation's association with the implementation, application and development of the Schengen ‘acquis’ which fall within the area referred to in Article 4(1) of Council Decision 2004/860/EC of 25 October 2004 (8) on the signing, on behalf of the European Community, and on the provisional application of certain provisions of that Agreement.

(18)

All the provisions of this Regulation, with the exception of Article 9, constitute provisions building on the Schengen ‘acquis’ or otherwise related to it within the meaning of Article 3(2) of the 2003 Act of Accession,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Chapter I

PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS

Article 1

Purpose

This Regulation establishes specific provisions introducing a temporary derogation from certain provisions of the Schengen ‘acquis’ concerning the procedures for applying for and issuing visas and the uniform format of visas for members of the Olympic family for the duration of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

Apart from these specific provisions, the relevant provisions of the Schengen ‘acquis’ concerning procedures for applying for and issuing the uniform visa shall remain in force.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation:

1)

‘Responsible organisations’ relating to measures envisaged to facilitate the procedures for applying for and issuing visas for members of the Olympic family taking part in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Winter Games means the official organisations, in terms of the Olympic Charter, which are entitled to submit lists of members of the Olympic family to the Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games with a view to the issue of accreditation cards for the Games;

2)

‘Member of the Olympic family’ means any person who is a member of the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, International Federations, the National Olympic and Paralympic Committees, the Organising Committees of the Olympic Games and the national associations, such as athletes, judges/referees, coaches and other sports technicians, medical personnel attached to teams or individual sportsmen/women and media-accredited journalists, senior executives, donors, sponsors or other official invitees, who agree to be guided by the Olympic Charter, act under the control and supreme authority of the International Olympic Committee, are included on the lists of the responsible organisations and are accredited by the Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Games as participants in the 2006 Olympics and/or Paralympic Games;

3)

‘Olympic accreditation cards’ issued by the Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, in accordance with Ordinanza n. 3463 del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri of 9 September 2005 (GU n. 219 of 20.9.2005) means one of two secure documents, one for the Olympic Games and one for the Paralympic Games, each bearing a photograph of its holder, establishing the identity of the member of the Olympic family and authorising access to the facilities at which competitions are held and to other events scheduled throughout the duration of the Games;

4)

‘Duration of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games’ means the period from 10 January 2006 to 26 March 2006 for the 2006 Winter Olympic Games and the period from 10 February 2006 to 19 April 2006 for the 2006 Winter Paralympic Games;

5)

‘Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games’ means the Committee set up on 27 December 1999 in accordance with Article 12 of the Italian Civil Code (RD 16/3/1942 n. 262) to organise the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Turin, which decides on accreditation of members of the Olympic family taking part in those Games;

6)

‘Services responsible for issuing visas’ means the services designated in Italy to examine applications and issue visas to members of the Olympic family.

Chapter II

ISSUE OF VISAS

Article 3

Conditions

A visa may be issued pursuant to this Regulation only where the person concerned:

(a)

has been designated by one of the responsible organisations and accredited by the Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as a participant in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Games;

(b)

holds a valid travel document authorising the crossing of the external borders, as referred to in Article 5 of the Convention of 19 June 1990 implementing the Schengen Agreement of 14 June 1985 between the Governments of the States of the Benelux Economic Union, the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic on the gradual abolition of checks at their common borders (9) (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Schengen Convention’);

(c)

is not a person for whom an alert has been issued for the purposes of refusing entry;

(d)

is not considered to be a threat to public policy, national security or the international relations of any of the Member States.

Article 4

Filing of the application

1.   Where a responsible organisation draws up a list of the persons selected to take part in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Winter Games, it may, together with the application for an Olympic accreditation card for the persons selected, file a collective application for visas for those persons selected who are required to be in possession of a visa in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 539/2001, except where those persons hold a residence permit issued by a Schengen State.

2.   Collective applications for visas for the persons concerned shall be forwarded at the same time as applications for the issue of an Olympic accreditation card to the Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in accordance with the procedure established by it.

3.   A single visa application per person shall be filed for persons taking part in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Winter Games.

4.   The Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games shall forward to the services responsible for issuing visas, collective applications for visas as quickly as possible, together with copies of applications for the issue of an Olympic accreditation card for the persons concerned, bearing their full name, nationality, sex and date and place of birth and the number, type and expiry date of their passport.

Article 5

Examination of the collective application for visas and type of the visa issued

1.   The visa shall be issued by the services responsible for issuing visas following an examination designed to ensure that the conditions set out in Article 3 are met.

2.   The visa issued shall be a uniform short-stay, multiple entry visa authorising a stay of not more than ninety (90) days for the duration of the 2006 Olympics and/or Paralympic Winter Games.

3.   Where the member of the Olympic family concerned does not meet the conditions set out in point (c) or (d) of Article 3, the services responsible for issuing visas may issue a visa with limited territorial validity in accordance with Article 16 of the Schengen Convention.

Article 6

Form of the visa

1.   The visa shall take the form of two numbers entered on the Olympic accreditation card. The first number shall be the visa number. In the case of a uniform visa, that number shall be made up of seven (7) characters comprising six (6) digits preceded by the letter ‘C’. In the case of a visa with limited territorial validity, that number shall be made up of eight (8) characters comprising six (6) digits preceded by the letters ‘IT’. The second number shall be the number of the passport of the person concerned.

2.   The services responsible for issuing visas shall forward the visa numbers to the Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for the purposes of issuing accreditation cards.

Article 7

Waiver of fees

The processing of visa applications and the issue of visas shall not give rise to any fees being charged by the services responsible for issuing visas.

Chapter III

GENERAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 8

Cancellation of a visa

Where the list of persons put forward as participants in the 2006 Olympic and/or Paralympic Winter Games is amended before the Games begin, the responsible organisations shall inform without any delay the Organising Committee of the 2006 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games thereof so that the accreditation cards of the persons removed from the list may be revoked. The Organising Committee shall notify the services responsible for issuing visas thereof and shall inform them of the numbers of the visas in question.

The services responsible for issuing visas shall cancel the visas of the persons concerned. They shall immediately inform the authorities responsible for border checks thereof, and the latter shall without delay forward that information to the competent authorities of the other Member States.

Article 9

External border checks

1.   The entry checks carried out on members of the Olympic family who have been issued visas in accordance with this Regulation shall, when such members cross the external borders of the Member States, be limited to checking compliance with the conditions set out in Article 3.

2.   For the duration of the Winter Olympic and/or Paralympic Games:

(a)

entry and exit stamps shall be affixed to the first free page of the passport of those members of the Olympic family for whom it is necessary to affix such stamps in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 2133/2004 of 13 December 2004 on 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 (10). Upon first entry, the visa number shall be indicated on that same page;

(b)

the conditions for entry provided in Article 5(1)(c) of the Schengen Convention shall be presumed to be fulfilled once a member of the Olympic family has been duly accredited.

3.   Paragraph 2 shall apply to members of the Olympic family who are third-country nationals, whether or not they are subject to the visa requirement under Regulation (EC) No 539/2001.

Article 10

Informing the European Parliament and the Council

Not later than four months after the closure of the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games, Italy shall transmit to the Commission a report on the various aspects of the implementation of this Regulation.

On the basis of that report and any information supplied by other Member States within the same time limit, the Commission shall draw up an assessment of the functioning of the derogation in respect of the issue of visas to members of the Olympic family, as provided for by this Regulation, and shall inform the European Parliament and the Council thereof.

Article 11

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in the Member States in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community.

Done at Brussels, on ...

For the European Parliament

The President

For the Council

The President


(1)  Position of the European Parliament of 15 November 2005.

(2)  OJ L 183, 22.7.2003, p. 1.

(3)  OJ L 81, 21.3.2001, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 851/2005 (OJ L 141, 4.6.2005, p. 3).

(4)  OJ L 176, 10.7.1999, p. 36.

(5)  OJ L 176, 10.7.1999, p. 31.

(6)  OJ L 131, 1.6.2000, p. 43.

(7)  OJ L 64, 7.3.2002, p. 20.

(8)  OJ L 370, 17.12.2004, p. 78.

(9)  OJ L 239, 22.9.2000, p. 19. Convention as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1160/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 191, 22.7.2005, p. 18).

(10)  OJ L 369, 16.12.2004, p. 5.

P6_TA(2005)0424

Social security schemes ***I

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community and Council Regulation (EEC) No 574/72 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 (COM(2004)0830 — C6-0002/2005 — 2004/0284(COD))

(Codecision procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2004) 0830) (1),

having regard to Article 251(2) and Articles 42 and 308 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6-0002/2005),

having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (A6-0293/2005),

1.

Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2.

Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend the proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.


(1)  Not yet published in the OJ.

P6_TC1-COD(2004)0284

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 15 November 2005 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EC) No .../2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, to self-employed persons and to members of their families moving within the Community and Council Regulation (EEC) No 574/72 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Articles 42 and 308 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty (2),

Whereas:

(1)

With the entry into force of Regulation (EC) No 631/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3), procedures for obtaining access to sickness benefits in kind during a temporary stay in another Member State have been simplified . It is appropriate to extend the simplified procedures to the provisions on benefits in respect of accidents at work and occupational diseases contained in Regulations (EEC) No 1408/71 (4) and No 574/72 (5).

(2)

In order to take account of changes in the legislation of certain Member States, in particular in the new Member States since the end of accession negotiations, the Annexes to Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 need to be adapted .

(3)

Regulations (EEC) No 1408/71 and No 574/72 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(4)

In order to ensure legal certainty and to protect the legitimate expectations of persons affected, it is necessary to provide that certain provisions modifying Annex III to Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 take effect retrospectively from 1 May 2004.

(5)

The Treaty does not provide powers other than those under Article 308 to take appropriate measures within the field of social security for persons other than employed persons,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes I, II, IIa, III, IV and VI to Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Regulation (EEC) No 574/72 is amended as follows:

1.

In Article 60, paragraphs 5 and 6 are deleted.

2.

Article 62 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 62

Benefits in kind in the case of a stay in a Member State other than the competent State

1.   In order to receive benefits in kind under Article 55(1)(a)(i) of the Regulation, an employed or self-employed person shall submit to the care provider a document issued by the competent institution certifying that he is entitled to benefits in kind. That document shall be drawn up in accordance with Article 2. If the person concerned is not able to submit that document, he shall contact the institution of the place of stay which shall request from the competent institution a certified statement testifying that the person concerned is entitled to benefits in kind.

A document issued by the competent institution for entitlement to benefits in accordance with Article 55(1)(a)(i) of the Regulation, in each individual case concerned, shall have the same effect with regard to the care provider as national evidence of the entitlements of the persons insured with the institution of the place of stay.

2.   Article 60(9) of the implementing Regulation shall apply mutatis mutandis.’

3.

Article 63(2) is replaced by the following:

‘2.   Article 60(9) of the implementing Regulation shall apply mutatis mutandis.’

4.

In Article 66(1), the words ‘in Articles 20 and 21’ are replaced by the words ‘in Article 21’.

5.

In Article 93(1), the references to Articles 22b and 34b are deleted.

Article 3

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Point 5(a)(ii) to (ix) and point 5(b)(ii) and (iv) of the Annex shall apply from 1 May 2004.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at ..., on ...

For the European Parliament

The President

For the Council

The President


(1)  Opinion delivered on 28 September 2005 (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(2)  Position of the European Parliament of 15 November 2005.

(3)  OJ L 100, 6.4.2004, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 149, 5.7.1971, p. 1 . Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 631/2004, and repealed, with effect from the date of entry into force of the Implementing Regulation, by Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 200, 7.6.2004, p. 1).

(5)  OJ L 74, 27.3.1972, p. 1 . Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 631/2004.

ANNEX

The annexes to Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 are amended as follows:

1.

In Annex I, section II, point‘V. SLOVAKIA’ is replaced by the following:

‘V. SLOVAKIA

For the purpose of determining entitlement to benefits in kind pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 1 of title III of the Regulation, ‘member of the family’ means a spouse and/or a dependent child as defined by the Act on child allowances’

2.

In Annex II, section I, point‘H. FRANCE’ is replaced by the following:

‘H. FRANCE

1.

Supplementary benefit schemes for self-employed persons in craft-trade, industrial or commercial occupations or the liberal professions, supplementary old-age insurance schemes for self-employed persons in the liberal professions, supplementary insurance schemes for self-employed persons in the liberal professions covering invalidity or death, and supplementary old-age benefit schemes for contracted medical practitioners and auxiliaries, as referred to respectively in Articles L.615-20, L.644-1, L.644-2, L.645-1 and L.723-14 of the Social Security Code.

2.

Supplementary sickness and maternity insurance schemes for self-employed workers in agriculture, as referred to in Article L.727-1 of the Rural Code.’

3.

Annex II, section II is amended as follows:

(a)

point‘E. ESTONIA’ is replaced by the following:

‘E. ESTONIA

(a)

Childbirth allowance

(b)

Adoption allowance;’

(b)

point‘L. LATVIA’ is replaced by the following:

‘L. LATVIA

(a)

Childbirth grant

(b)

Child adoption allowance

(c)

point ‘S. POLAND’ is replaced by the following:

‘S. POLAND

Childbirth supplement (Act of 28 November 2003 on family benefits)’

4.

Annex IIa is amended as follows:

(a)

in point‘D. GERMANY’, the word ‘none’ is replaced by:

‘Benefits to cover subsistence costs under the basic provision for jobseekers unless, with respect to these benefits, the eligibility requirements for a temporary supplement following receipt of unemployment benefit (Article 24(1) of Book II of the Social Code) are fulfilled;’

(b)

point‘L. LATVIA’ is replaced by the following:

‘L. LATVIA

(a)

State Social Security Benefit (Law on State Social Benefits of 1 January 2003)

(b)

Allowance for the compensation of transportation expenses for disabled persons with restricted mobility (Law on State Social Benefits of 1 January 2003);’

(c)

point‘S. POLAND’ is replaced by the following:

‘S. POLAND

Social pension (Act of 27 June 2003 on social pension);’

(d)

point‘V. SLOVAKIA’is replaced by the following:

‘V. SLOVAKIA

Adjustments granted before 1 January 2004 to pensions constituting the sole source of income .’

5.

Annex III is amended as follows:

(a)

Part A is amended as follows:

(i)

the following points are deleted:

Points 1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 49, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 63, 65, 66, 70, 76, 77, 78, 81, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 123, 125, 126, 133, 134, 135, 137, 138, 141, 143, 144, 150, 151, 152, 154, 155, 158, 160, 161, 166, 167, 168, 170, 171, 174, 176, 177, 181, 182, 183, 185, 186, 187, 189, 192, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 239, 241, 246, 247, 249, 250, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 266, 268, 269, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297;

(ii)

the following numberings are changed as follows :

of the point BELGIUM-GERMANY from ‘3’ to ‘1’,

of the point CZECH REPUBLIC-GERMANY from ‘26’ to ‘ 2 ’,

of the point CZECH REPUBLIC-CYPRUS from ‘33’ to ‘ 3 ’,

of the point CZECH REPUBLIC-LUXEMBOURG from ‘36’ to ‘ 4 ’,

of the point CZECH REPUBLIC-AUSTRIA from ‘40’ to ‘ 5 ’,

of the point CZECH REPUBLIC-SLOVAKIA from ‘44’ to ‘ 6 ’,

of the point DENMARK-FINLAND from ‘67’ to ‘ 7 ’,

of the point DENMARK-SWEDEN from ‘68’ to ‘ 8 ’,

of the point GERMANY-GREECE from ‘71’ to ‘ 9 ’,

of the point GERMANY-SPAIN from ‘72’ to ‘ 10 ’,

of the point GERMANY-FRANCE from ‘73’ to ‘ 11 ’,

of the point GERMANY-LUXEMBOURG from ‘79’ to ‘ 12 ’,

of the point GERMANY-HUNGARY from ‘80’ to ‘ 13 ’,

of the point GERMANY-NETHERLANDS from ‘82’ to ‘ 14 ’,

of the point GERMANY-AUSTRIA from ‘83’ to ‘ 15 ’,

of the point GERMANY-POLAND from ‘84’ to ‘ 16 ’,

of the point GERMANY-SLOVENIA from ‘86’ to ‘ 17 ’,

of the point GERMANY-SLOVAKIA from ‘87’ to ‘ 18 ’,

of the point GERMANY-UNITED KINGDOM from ‘90’ to ‘ 19 ’,

of the point SPAIN-PORTUGAL from ‘142’ to ‘20’,

of the point IRELAND-UNITED KINGDOM from ‘180’ to ‘ 21 ’,

of the point ITALY-SLOVENIA from ‘191’ to ‘ 22 ’,

of the point LUXEMBOURG-SLOVAKIA from ‘242’ to ‘ 23 ’,

of the point HUNGARY-AUSTRIA from ‘248’ to ‘ 24 ’,

of the point HUNGARY-SLOVENIA from ‘251’ to ‘ 25 ’,

of the point NETHERLANDS-PORTUGAL from ‘267’ to ‘ 26 ’,

of the point AUSTRIA-POLAND from ‘273’ to ‘ 27 ’,

of the point AUSTRIA-SLOVENIA from ‘275’ to ‘ 28 ’,

of the point AUSTRIA-SLOVAKIA from ‘276’ to ‘ 29 ’,

of the point PORTUGAL-UNITED KINGDOM from ‘290’ to ‘ 30 ’ and

of the point FINLAND-SWEDEN from ‘298’ to ‘ 31 ’;

(iii)

in point2. CZECH REPUBLIC-GERMANY’, the words ‘no convention’ are replaced by the following:

‘Article 39(1)(b) and (c) of the Agreement on Social Security of 27 July 2001;

Point 14 of the Final Protocol to the Agreement on Social Security of 27 July 2001;’

(iv)

in point3. CZECH REPUBLIC-CYPRUS’, the word ‘none’ is replaced by the following:

Article 32(4) of the Agreement on Social Security of 19 January 1999;

(v)

in point4. CZECH REPUBLIC-LUXEMBOURG’, the word ‘none’ is replaced by the following:

Article 52, point 8, of the Convention of 17 November 2000;

(vi)

point6. CZECH REPUBLIC-SLOVAKIA’ is replaced by the following:

6. CZECH REPUBLIC-SLOVAKIA

Articles 12, 20 and 33 of the Convention on social security of 29 October 1992;’

(vii)

in point18. GERMANY-SLOVAKIA’, the words ‘no convention’are replaced by the following:

‘Article 29(1) points 2 and 3 of the Agreement of 12 September 2002

Paragraph 9 of the Final Protocol to the Agreement of 12 September 2002;’

(viii)

in point23. LUXEMBOURG-SLOVAKIA’, the words ‘no convention’ are replaced by the following:

‘Article 50 paragraph 5 of the Treaty on social security of 23 May 2002’;

(ix)

in point29. AUSTRIA-SLOVAKIA’, the words ‘no convention’ are replaced by the following:

‘Article 34(3) of the Agreement of 21 December 2001 on social security’;

(b)

Part B is amended as follows:

(i)

the following points are deleted:

Points 1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39 , 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 49, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60, 63, 65, 66, 70, 76, 77, 78, 81, 84, 87, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 115, 116, 117, 119, 120, 123, 125, 126, 133, 134, 135, 137, 138, 141, 143, 144, 150, 151, 152, 154, 155, 158, 160, 161, 166, 167, 168, 170, 171, 174, 176, 177, 181, 182, 183, 185, 186, 189, 192, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 239, 241, 242, 246, 247, 249, 250, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 266, 268, 269, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285, 286, 287, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 296, 297;

(ii)

the following numberings are changed as follows:

of the point CZECH REPUBLIC-CYPRUS from ‘33’ to ‘1’,

of the point CZECH REPUBLIC-AUSTRIA from ‘40’ to ‘2’,

of the point GERMANY-HUNGARY from ‘80’ to ‘3’,

of the point GERMANY-SLOVENIA from ‘86’ to ‘4’,

of the point ITALY-SLOVENIA from ‘191’ to ‘5’,

of the point HUNGARY-AUSTRIA from ‘248’ to ‘6’,

of the point HUNGARY-SLOVENIA from ‘251’ to ‘7’,

of the point AUSTRIA-POLAND from ‘273’ to ‘8’,

of the point AUSTRIA-SLOVENIA from ‘275’ to ‘9’ and

of the point AUSTRIA-SLOVAKIA from ‘276’ to ‘10’;

(iii)

in point‘1. CZECH REPUBLIC-CYPRUS’, the word ‘none’ is replaced by the following:

‘Article 32(4) of the Agreement on Social security of 19 January 1999;’

(iv)

in point‘10. AUSTRIA-SLOVAKIA’, the words ‘No convention’ are replaced by the following:

‘Article 34(3) of the Agreement of 21 December 2001 on social security’

6.

Annex IV is amended as follows:

(a)

Part A is amended as follows,

(i)

in point‘B. CZECH REPUBLIC’, the word ‘None’ is replaced by the following:

Full disability pension for persons whose complete disability arose before reaching eighteen years of age and who were not insured for the required period (Section 42 of the Pension Insurance Act No 155/1995 Coll.);

(ii)

in point ‘X. SWEDEN’, the word ‘None’ is replaced by the following:

The legislation on earnings-related benefits for long term incapacity for work (Chapter 8 of Law 1962: 381 on general insurance, as amended)

(b)

Part C is amended as follows:

(i)

point‘B. CZECH REPUBLIC’ is replaced by the following:

‘B. CZECH REPUBLIC

Invalidity (full and partial) and survivors‘(widows’, widowers‘and orphans’) pensions in case they are not derived from the old age pension to which the deceased would be entitled at the time of his death;’

(ii)

in point‘E. ESTONIA’, the word ‘None’ is replaced by the following:

‘All applications for invalidity, old age and survivors' pensions for which

periods of insurance in Estonia have been completed up to December 31, 1998

person social tax of the applicant paid according to the Estonian legislation is at least average social tax for the relevant year of insurance;’

(c)

in Part D, point (2)(g) is replaced by the following:

‘(g)

Slovak invalidity pension and survivors' pension derived thereof’

7.

Annex VI, pointQ. THE NETHERLANDS’ is amended as follows:

(a)

point 4, point (b) is replaced by the following:

(b)

If, pursuant to subparagraph (a), the person concerned is entitled to a Dutch invalidity benefit, the calculation of benefits as referred to in Article 46(2) of the Regulation shall be carried out:

(i)

in accordance with the provisions laid down in the WAO if, prior to the occurrence of the incapacity for work, the person concerned was last engaged in work as an employed person within the meaning of Article 1(a) of the Regulation;

(ii)

in accordance with the provisions laid down in the Invalidity Insurance (Self-Employed Persons) Act (WAZ) if, prior to the occurrence of the incapacity for work, the person concerned was last engaged in work in a capacity other than that of an employed person within the meaning of Article 1(a) of the Regulation.’

(b)

point 7 is replaced by the following:

‘7.

For the purposes of applying Title II of the Regulation, a person regarded as an employed person within the meaning of the 1964 Wage Tax Act and who is insured on this basis for national insurance, is considered to be pursuing activities in paid employment.’

P6_TA(2005)0425

European eels

European Parliament resolution on the development of a Community Action Plan for the recovery of European eels (2005/2032(INI))

The European Parliament,

having regard to the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament, ‘Development of a Community Action Plan for the management of European eel’ (COM(2003) 0573),

having regard to Rule 45 of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Fisheries (A6-0284/2005),

1.

Calls on the Commission to ask the Member States as soon as possible to draw up national management plans, which should comprise the following elements:

(a)

technical measures to be taken where obstacles exist in waterways, in order to optimise the migration — i.e. upstream colonisation and downstream movement towards the sea — of eels;

(b)

gathering of data on, monitoring of and, if appropriate, limits, where justified by historic and scientific data, on fishing effort by both professional and recreational fishermen by means of temporary bans on fishing and/or limits on catch capacity, with due regard for national differences in types of fishing and for credible self-regulation;

(c)

increasing restocking with glass eels and fattened farmed eels in the managed areas in European inland waters;

(d)

ensuring that eel farming is not so extensive as to disturb the viability of wild eel fisheries, either by depriving them of glass eels which naturally replenish stocks or by failing to ensure escapement of mature silver eels for natural spawning;

(e)

measures relating to the management of cormorant populations to reduce eel mortality;

2.

Calls on the Commission to have research conducted into the role of climate change in the decline of eel stocks;

3.

Calls on the Commission to investigate any obstacles in the oceans to the natural migration of eels to the Sargasso Sea;

4.

Notes the ICES scientific reports on this subject;

5.

Calls on the Commission to carry out research into the health of eels and the obstacles which such external factors as PCBs and fish diseases may present to successful migration and breeding;

6.

Calls on the Commission to carry out research into the biogeographical distribution of stocks of this species of eel;

7.

Calls on the Commission to carry out research into pollution as a factor in assessing possible causes of mortality among eel stocks in freshwater waterways;

8.

Calls on the Commission to investigate the scope for supporting the process of change, inter alia by means of access to the European Fisheries Fund;

9.

Calls on the Commission to adjust the policy on catches and exports of eel in such a way that enough glass eels are available for natural migration and enough glass eels are available at a reasonable price for restocking of natural eel habitats in accordance with sustainable fisheries management in Europe;

10.

Calls on the Commission to propose measures to manage fishing and marketing and to monitor the quantities of glass eels offered for sale by means of a system of documentation of catches, in order to combat illegal fishing more effectively, this being responsible for a substantial reduction in young and adult eel stocks;

11.

Calls on the Commission to make proposals to mitigate the socioeconomic impact of limits on catches and exports of glass eels;

12.

Calls on the Commission, as soon as possible, to insert in the fisheries budget a separate entry for cofinancing of the restructuring of inland fisheries in Europe and to mitigate the impact of a change of policy in the glass eel sector;

13.

Calls on the Commission, after the implementation of the Action Plan, to inform the European Parliament and Council annually about the progress made and the results achieved per Member State;

14.

Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council and Commission.

P6_TA(2005)0426

Privileges and immunities

European Parliament resolution on a possible infringement of the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Communities by a Member State (2005/2187(INI))

The European Parliament,

having regard to Article 10 of the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Communities of 8 April 1965, and Article 6(2) of the Act concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage of 20 September 1976,

having regard to the judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Communities of 12 May 1964 and 10 July 1986 (1),

having regard to the requests submitted by Jean-Charles Marchiani for defence of his immunity before the French courts,

having regard to its decision of 5 July 2005 (2), in which it decided to defend the immunity of Jean-Charles Marchiani,

having regard to Rule 121(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Legal Affairs (A6-0316/2005),

A.

whereas, by arguing in its Judgment No 1784 of 16 March 2005 that no law or convention, nor any constitutional principle, allowed it to conclude that Article 100-7, first subparagraph of the French Code of Criminal Procedure was applicable to Members of the European Parliament, the French Court of Cassation did not apply Article 10 of the above Protocol, thus denying a Member of the European Parliament of French nationality the benefit of Article 100-7, first subparagraph of the French Code of Criminal Procedure enjoyed by national members of parliament,

B.

whereas in its abovementioned decision of 5 July 2005 Parliament called for the said judgment of 16 March 2005 to be annulled or overturned, and at all events for it to cease to have any practical or legal effects,

C.

whereas, following Parliament's statements drawing attention to the abovementioned decision of 5 July 2005, the Minister of Justice of the French Republic has said that, since the judgment of the Court of Cassation had become final, no legal action allowed it to be annulled or overturned as requested by that resolution,

D.

whereas the Protocol on the privileges and immunities of the European Communities forms part of primary Community law,

E.

whereas, by refusing to apply Article 100-7 of the French Code of Criminal Procedure to a Member of the European Parliament of French nationality, the competent French court has infringed primary Community law,

F.

whereas it is clear from the case-law of the Court of Justice that a Member State may be held responsible for a decision by a national court (3),

G.

whereas the Commission has a duty as guardian of the Treaties to initiate proceedings under Article 226 of the EC Treaty,

1.

Decides to ask the Commission to initiate proceedings under Article 226 of the EC Treaty against the French Republic for infringement of primary Community law;

2.

Instructs its President to forward this resolution immediately to the Commission and to the competent authorities of the French Republic.


(1)  Case 101/63 Wagner v. Fohrmann and Krier [1964] ECR 383, and Case 149/85 Wybot v. Faure and others [1986] ECR 2391.

(2)  Texts Adopted of that date, P6_TA(2005)0269.

(3)  Case C-224/01 Köbler v. Republic of Austria [2003] ECR I-10239.

P6_TA(2005)0427

Social dimension of globalisation

European Parliament resolution on the social dimension of globalisation (2005/2061(INI))

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission communication entitled ‘The Social Dimension of Globalisation — the EU's policy contribution on extending the benefits to all’ (COM(2004)0383),

having regard to the report of 24 February 2004 of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalisation (WCSDG), entitled ‘A fair globalisation: creating opportunities for all’,

having regard to Rule 45 of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the opinions of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and of the Committee on Development (A6-0308/2005),

A.

whereas although globalisation has many positive aspects and the global market economy, thanks to the progress of scientific knowledge, has demonstrated great productive capacity, the process of globalisation is generating major economic and social imbalances both within and between countries, which is a matter of intense social concern, given the high unemployment and poverty afflicting large sections of society throughout the world,

B.

whereas globalisation increases the gulf between rich and poor, and whereas there is a need to invest heavily in people at all levels of society and of all ages in order to counteract its negative effects,

C.

whereas the economy is becoming increasingly global and politicised, and regulatory institutions remain largely national or regional, and whereas none of the existing institutions provides democratic monitoring of global markets or redresses basic inequalities between countries,

1.

Welcomes the Commission Communication, which enables an initial debate to be launched on the WCSDG report, with a view to establishing the EU's policy in this regard, but at the same time expects that the Commission will come forward with more concrete proposals for internal and external EU policies in this field;

2.

Agrees with the WCSDG that globalisation must be a process with a strong social dimension based on universally shared values, respect for human rights and individual dignity, and must be fair, inclusive and democratically governed, provide opportunities and tangible benefits for all countries and people, and be linked to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);

3.

Believes that the EU can make a significant contribution to this process through both its internal and external policies, through its social model and its development at international level and through the encouragement of global cooperation based on mutual respect, constructive dialogue and recognition of our common destiny;

4.

Notes the reference in the WCSDG report to the unequal distribution of the benefits and burdens of globalisation among and within the countries of the world, and notes that only in Asia has the distribution situation improved since the 1990s;

5.

Considers that globalisation should mean not just that the EU can sell more outside Europe, but that third world countries, in particular, should be enabled to sell more to the EU in order to boost their growth, employment and social inclusion levels; recognises that the Common Agricultural Policy will need to be reformed if this aspect of globalisation is to be delivered and if the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign is to enjoy success;

6.

Calls on the Council and Commission to ensure that the EU's commercial, agricultural and foreign policies are compatible with development policy, as set out in Article 178 of the Treaty, and with the MDGs;

7.

Considers that the European Union should take practical action to combat poverty by adopting a more cogent policy on agriculture and trade in combination with debt forgiveness and aid;

8.

Stresses that there is a strong interrelationship between poverty and environmental damage: environmental problems, such as the reduction in biodiversity or climate change, often affect the poorest in society and aggravate their poverty, and poverty leads to increased environmental damage when there is no alternative to plundering natural resources; accordingly the social dimension of globalisation must be considered in connection with the environmental dimension;

9.

Welcomes the Lisbon mid-term review report and stresses that the revised Lisbon Strategy could serve as a useful tool in meeting many of the challenges of globalisation; reiterates its support for the Lisbon strategy, which stresses the interdependence of the economic, social and environmental dimensions; regards the creation of more and better jobs as an essential prerequisite if the world is to develop in the direction of social justice; points out that some aspects of good practice in Member States may serve as a model for other parts of the world; notes, however, that they can only do so when Member States succeed in implementing the necessary structural reforms by mutually strengthening and adapting their economic development, employment and social policy; highlights the need for efficient governance to achieve these reforms and urges Member States and their governments to take responsibility for making the revised Lisbon Strategy a success; stresses furthermore the importance of cooperation between the Member States in order to step up investment in human resources, research and innovation; considers that the objectives of the Lisbon Strategy are minimum goals which the Member States should commit themselves to complying with;

10.

Welcomes the Commission's acknowledgement that to maintain competitiveness in the EU, large investments in human resources are necessary, covering people of all ages, in order to guarantee social welfare for all; expects, therefore, concrete measures and proposals for ensuring such investments and calls on the EU to concentrate on improving the development of qualifications at all levels, particularly among the unskilled, to enable workers to exploit the opportunities offered by globalisation and to support companies that take responsibility for the vocational training of their workers;

11.

Calls on the Council and the Commission to promote a social policy agenda with the following objectives:

the development of an inclusive and cohesive society, which presupposes measures in favour of stable employment and respect for workers' rights;

the promotion of a society based on gender equality and the combating of all forms of discrimination;

a social policy which takes account of all groups;

participatory democracy as a component of the various social and employment policies;

12.

Stresses that effective labour market rules and systems of social security cannot be achieved by governments alone, it is necessary to include the social partners, who have the right to participate in the decision-making process both at national level and European level; considers that a further boost must be given to the opportunities for and capacities of employers' organisations and trade unions to enter into a constructive social dialogue, since this is essential in order to mitigate and tackle the potential negative social consequences of restructuring and is also a pre-requisite if the EU is to anticipate the negative consequences and positive opportunities of globalisation;

13.

Stresses the importance of respecting and complying with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), highlights the interdependence and indivisibility of all human rights — including economic, social and environmental rights — and the importance of the ILO Core Labour Standards (CLS) concerning the elimination of discrimination in the workplace, the elimination of forced and compulsory labour, freedom of association, right to collective bargaining and the abolition of child labour; points out that at present neither the principles laid down in the UDHR nor the CLS are adequately enforced;

14.

Notes the WCSDG's view that, as far as the CLS are concerned, practice on the ground often belies decisions and political practices; calls on the Council, the Commission and the Member States to do everything in their power to promote the CLS in both their internal and external policies and to ensure that no aspect of these policies impedes implementation of those standards; notes the opportunity open to the EU to promote the CLS through bilateral and regional agreements, development and external cooperation, trade policies enabling market access for developing countries, promotion of private initiatives for social development and the promotion of good governance at global level;

15.

Calls for social rights and social dialogue, human rights and the primacy of law, and the protection of the rights of the child, in particular the right to education, to be accorded greater importance in the EU's various external programmes, with a view to priority being given to democratisation and the establishment of the rule of law in developing countries, without which no sustainable development is possible;

16.

Demands that the Commission ensure, through bilateral agreements, that, at the least, the CLS are respected, in order to ensure humane working conditions and avoid abuse of women and children in the countries concerned;

17.

Welcomes the Commission's proposal that bilateral relations could involve positive incentives for products complying with certain social standards; welcomes the Commission's proposal for ‘joint bilateral observatories’ to discuss and monitor the social dimension of globalisation in bilateral agreements; believes, also, that the Union should use its bilateral relations to promote the recommendations of the WCSDG so that jobs which are moved off-shore or relocated outside the EU do not end up being performed in sweat shops in the third world, but, instead, jobs of high quality are created which help to improve the lives of workers and their families in the countries concerned;

18.

Calls on the Commission, in this context, to review all its existing bilateral agreements, particularly Economic Partnership Agreements and Fisheries Partnership Agreements, to ensure that they are fully consonant with the MDGs and the principle of sustainable development;

19.

Welcomes the Commission's proposal that the Commission, the Council and the Member States seek to attain observer status for the ILO at the WTO with a view to improving the quality of interinstitutional dialogue; notes that in its resolution of 4 July 2002 (1) Parliament previously called on the institutions and the Member States to seek to achieve this, and now calls on them to make progress in this area; calls, furthermore, on the Commission, the Council and the Member States to work towards making the ILO standards binding on the members of the WTO;

20.

Believes that decent work in line with the ILO's Decent Work Agenda should be made a priority issue at national, EU and global level; stresses that guaranteeing decent work — including labour rights, social protection and equality between men and women — is indispensable in order to effectively eradicate poverty; underlines, however, that that aim is absent from the EU's foreign policy and from the Union's international trade, financial and monetary policies;

21.

Notes that, in the 1999 negotiating mandate for the WTO Ministerial Conference in Seattle, the EU was to arrange a ministerial-level conference on the topics of trade, employment and the CLS; notes that the European Union committed itself then to holding this conference by 2001; now calls on the Commission to remedy this omission by June 2006 at the latest; in the run-up to this conference, a dialogue should be opened, principally with the developing member states of the WTO, on the relationship between trade, employment and minimum labour standards;

22.

Believes that the EU as a global actor should be a prime promoter of an agenda of ‘Decent Work and a Decent Pension for All’; emphasises that certain minimum standards as regards labour rights and social protection should be adopted and acknowledged as a socio-economic ‘floor’ that would bring long-term welfare to any country in the world, and that jobs, employment and ‘decent work’ should, ideally be the central features of a ninth MDG to be adopted as soon as possible;

23.

Agrees with the WCSDG that the MDGs are a first step in establishing a socio-economic ‘floor’ for the global economy, agrees with the Commission that EU policy coherence in this area needs to be strengthened; expects that the Commission will come forward with concrete proposals on how this is to be achieved; underlines that it is useless to reduce the EU's social ‘acquis’ in order to maintain global competition, but rather that productivity and education should be improved to maintain a higher income level in the EU;

24.

Draws attention to the fact that the regional level is a good level at which to improve social models and meet the challenges of globalisation; points out that the solidarity which exists between the Member States and the enhanced relations between the EU and neighbouring countries through the ‘European Neighbourhood Policy’ may serve as an example to other parts of the world; believes that the EU's partnerships should incorporate a social pillar, covering, among other things, labour standards;

25.

Expects the Commission to use EU funds in order to overcome negative results and open new perspectives for the more sensitive regions and industrial sectors and weaker groups of employees; expects the Commission to take adequate measures to stop companies relocating for the sole reason of obtaining structural or other funds and demands a systematic review of whether long-term objectives in the distribution of such funds are being met;

26.

Stresses that the current economic model is extremely closely geared to oil resources and that this dependency can have an adverse impact not merely in terms of pricing, as a result of energy commodity shortages, but also, and above all, in terms of conflict and political instability in southern-hemisphere producer countries, the social impact of which is extremely serious;

27.

Underlines the importance of fair trade in working towards poverty eradication in rural areas and urges the Commission to carry-out concrete follow-up on pledges to give more technical and budgetary support for fair trade producers and their distributors in EU countries;

28.

Emphasizes that developing and least-developed countries require continuing asymmetric treatment in the WTO to take account of their relatively weak position in the international trading system;

29.

Stresses that the social dimension of globalisation argues for a reform of the WTO regime; stresses further that WTO agreements must be evaluated in the light of their economic, social and environmental impact, and that the ‘necessity’ tests in the Technical Barriers to Trade and other Agreements need to be replaced by ‘sustainability’ tests;

30.

Stresses that meaningful democratic control of the WTO must be established, which implies genuine legislative scrutiny by elected representatives or parliaments;

31.

Stresses the importance of policy coherence and agrees with the Commission that the EU should aim to speak more consistently in the United Nations, ILO, Bretton Woods and other international institutions; also calls on the Commission to make efforts towards ensuring that the other ILO member states acheive the necessary policy coherence in other international organisations, particularly the WTO; considers that universally-acknowledged minimum labour standards should be made priorities for these organisations; believes that the EU's leverage to promote a model of development which fully integrates the social dimension, in particular the CLS, would be increased by a unified presence in the institutions of multilateral governance;

32.

Emphasises that, to underpin social progress in the third world, a strengthened United Nations is indispensable; therefore encourages the Member States to support the ongoing work on reform of the UN; stresses that a new and strengthened UN Economic and Social Council (Ecosoc) — ideally, reconstituted as a Council for Human Development with the power to coordinate the work of the IMF, the World Bank, the WTO, and the ILO, as well as the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) — is necessary to secure the policy coherence needed to achieve the MDGs and, more generally, to ensure that globalisation functions as a lever for social progress;

33.

Agrees with the WCSDG that parliamentary oversight of the multilateral system should be progressively expanded; welcomes the proposal for a Parliamentary Group concerned with coherence and consistency between global economic, social and environmental policies, which should develop integrated oversight of major international organisations; regards this as an opportunity for the European Parliament to become involved in the Parliamentary Group and to contribute to maximising the benefits of globalisation for all social groups;

34.

Agrees with the Commission that the private sector and private initiatives, the formation and mobilisation of joint interest groups and global measures by various social bodies (for example NGOs) can make an important contribution to promoting good social governance; welcomes the Commission's support for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises which set benchmarks for responsible business conduct; supports the Commission's proposal to increase implementation of the Guidelines by building references into bilateral agreements; agrees with the Commission that implementation of the Guidelines must be more rigorous and consistent; calls on the Commission to continue to raise awareness of good practice, existing instruments and tools such as the OECD Guidelines;

35.

Takes the view that small and medium-sized undertakings cannot be sidelined from active participation in the globalised economy and accordingly urges the Commission to provide incentives for the networking of such undertakings; calls in addition for European company and cooperative statutes to be adjusted to enable undertakings of this type to participate fully in the globalised economy;

36.

Notes that the WCSDG recommends that the ILO convene a global multistakeholder forum on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); notes that the WCSDG acknowledges that there is scepticism about the real impact of CSR schemes; suggests that the Commission undertake further awareness-raising activities to promote the business case for CSR;

37.

Considers that the social and environmental responsibilities of multinationals should be clearly established, and that EU action in this area should be stepped up; believes that concrete follow-up to the work of the Multi-Stakeholder Forum on CSR is long overdue and calls on the Commission to publish its communication;

38.

Supports the Commission's efforts to raise awareness among multinational companies of their social responsibility, which have as yet had limited effect;

39.

Invites the Commission to put forward a proposal on social labelling, based on criteria such as compliance with human and trades union rights, the working environment, training and development of employees, equal treatment and social and ethical consideration for employees and citizens in the surrounding community;

40.

Notes that national migration policies are increasingly designed to meet the needs of domestic labour markets; insists that migration policies must be based on the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families;

41.

Highlights the need to formulate migration policies based on that Convention, which on the one hand would take into account the needs of the labour market and, on the other, provide adequate protection for the rights of migrant workers and their families;

42.

Notes that migration is an important but also a sensitive topic in the debate on globalisation, which can only be resolved once the Member States have agreed on a common recognition and integration procedure;

43.

Highlights the need to ensure that people are better informed about both the benefits and the challenges of globalisation and stresses the importance of educational institutions and the media in this regard;

44.

Urges the Council and Commission to put the necessary resources and investments into promoting the above processes;

45.

Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States and accession and candidate countries.


(1)  OJ C 271 E, 12.11.2003, p. 598.


Wednesday 16 November 2005

18.11.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

CE 280/71


MINUTES

(2006/C 280 E/03)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Gérard ONESTA

Vice-President

1.   Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 09.00.

Véronique De Keyser spoke on an incident in which both she and Ana Maria Gomes were involved that had occurred the previous day at an exhibition against abortion (the President replied that he would inform the Bureau of the matter).

2.   Documents received

The following reports had been received from committees:

Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund according to point 3 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 7 November 2002 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the financing of the European Union Solidarity Fund, supplementing the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999 on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure (COM(2005)0401 — C6-0277/2005 — 2005/2171(ACI)) — Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Böge Reimer (A6-0320/2005)

Report on draft amending budget No 7/2005 of the European Union for the financial year 2005 (Storm in Northern Europe) (13489/2005 — C6-0358/2005 — 2005/2172(BUD)) — Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Garriga Polledo Salvador (A6-0321/2005)

3.   Iraq after the referendum on the Constitution (debate)

Council and Commission statements: Iraq after the referendum on the Constitution

Lord Bach (President-in-Office of the Council) and Benita Ferrero-Waldner (Member of the Commission) made the statements.

The following spoke: Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Véronique De Keyser, on behalf of the PSE Group, Graham Watson, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Angelika Beer, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Erik Meijer, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Bastiaan Belder, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Alessandro Battilocchio, Non-attached Member, Antonio Tajani, Lilli Gruber, James Hugh Allister, Béatrice Patrie, Józef Pinior, Panagiotis Beglitis, Lord Bach and Benita Ferrero-Waldner.

The debate closed.

(The sitting was suspended at 10.00 pending the arrival of Margaret Beckett (President-in-Office of the Council). It resumed at 10.10.)

IN THE CHAIR: Dagmar ROTH-BEHRENDT

Vice-President

4.   Climate change — Beating global climate change (debate)

Council and Commission statements: In light of the damage caused by the recent hurricanes and the outcome of the summits between the EU, China and India

Report on ‘Winning the Battle Against Global Climate Change’ [2005/2049(INI)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Rapporteur: Anders Wijkman (A6-0312/2005)

Margaret Beckett (President-in-Office of the Council) and Stavros Dimas (Member of the Commission) made the statements.

Anders Wijkman introduced the report.

The following spoke: Paul Verges (draftsman of the opinion of the DEVE Committee), Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Gyula Hegyi, on behalf of the PSE Group, Caroline Lucas, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Kartika Tamara Liotard, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Johannes Blokland, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, and Liam Aylward, on behalf of the UEN Group.

IN THE CHAIR: Janusz ONYSZKIEWICZ

Vice-President

The following spoke: Irena Belohorská, Peter Liese, Dorette Corbey, Alyn Smith, Roberto Musacchio, Urszula Krupa, Bruno Gollnisch, Avril Doyle, Anne Ferreira, Lena Ek, Bairbre de Brún, Georgios Karatzaferis, Françoise Grossetête, Marie-Noëlle Lienemann, Gunnar Hökmark, Justas Vincas Paleckis, Bogusław Sonik, Edite Estrela, Richard Seeber, Rebecca Harms (draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Margaret Beckett and Stavros Dimas.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 16.11.2005, Item 5.6.

(The sitting was suspended at 11.55 pending voting time and resumed at 12.05.)

IN THE CHAIR: Antonios TRAKATELLIS

Vice-President

5.   Voting time

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

The following spoke:

Hannes Swoboda, on the organisation of business;

Philip Bushill-Matthews, on the conduct of Question Time;

Edith Mastenbroek, on freedom of information in Tunisia and the UN World Summit on the Information Society, to be held in Tunis from 16 to 18.11.2005.

5.1.   Information to air passengers ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the information to air transport passengers on the identity of the operating carrier and on communication of safety information by Member States [COM(2005)0048 — C6-0046/2005 — 2005/0008(COD)] — Committee on Transport and Tourism.

Rapporteur: Christine De Veyrac (A6-0310/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 1)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2005)0428)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2005)0428)

5.2.   Bohunice V1 * (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on the implementation of Protocol No 9 on the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant in Slovakia, as annexed to the Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia [COM(2004)0624 — C6-0205/2004 — 2004/0221(CNS)] — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Rebecca Harms (A6-0282/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 2)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2005)0429)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2005)0429)

The following spoke on the vote:

Herbert Bösch, on amendment 5;

Rebecca Harms (rapporteur), who pointed out that she wished to withdraw her signature from the report and recommended that the House vote against it.

5.3.   Northern Dimension (vote)

Motions for resolution B6-0584/2005, B6-0586/2005, B6-0587/2005, B6-0588/2005, B6-0589/2005 and B6-0590/2005

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 3)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B6-0584/2005

(replacing B6-0584/2005, B6-0586/2005, B6-0587/2005, B6-0588/2005, B6-0589/2005 and B6-0590/2005):

tabled by the following Members:

Alexander Stubb, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group,

Riitta Myller, on behalf of the PSE Group,

Diana Wallis and Paavo Väyrynen, on behalf of the ALDE Group,

Satu Hassi, Tatjana Ždanoka and Carl Schlyter, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group,

Esko Seppänen, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group,

Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis, Konrad Szymański, Inese Vaidere, Gintaras Didžiokas and Rolandas Pavilionis, on behalf of the UEN Group

Adopted (P6_TA(2005)0430)

The following spoke on the vote:

Henrik Lax, who moved an oral amendment to recital H, which was incorporated.

5.4.   Digital switchover (vote)

Motion for a resolution B6-0583/2005

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 4)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2005)0431)

5.5.   Decommissioning nuclear power plants (vote)

Report on the use of financial resources earmarked for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants [2005/2027(INI)] — Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.

Rapporteur: Rebecca Harms (A6-0279/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 5)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2005)0432)

5.6.   Beating global climate change (vote)

Report on ‘Winning the Battle Against Global Climate Change’ [2005/2049(INI)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Rapporteur: Anders Wijkman (A6-0312/2005)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: Annex I, Item 6)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2005)0433)

The following spoke on the vote:

Anders Wijkman (rapporteur), who moved an oral amendment to paragraph 24, which was incorporated;

Bernd Posselt, who pointed out differences between the English and German versions of paragraph 41.

6.   Explanations of vote

Written explanations of vote:

Explanations of vote submitted in writing under Rule 163(3) appear in the verbatim report of proceedings for the sitting.

Oral explanations of vote:

Report: Rebecca Harms — A6-0282/2005

Milan Gaľa, Árpád Duka-Zólyomi and Andreas Mölzer

Report: Anders Wijkman — A6-0312/2005

Richard Seeber and Luca Romagnoli

7.   Corrections to votes

Corrections to votes appear on the ‘Séance en direct’ website under ‘Votes’/‘Results of votes’/‘Roll-call votes’. They are published in hard copy in Annex 2 to the Minutes, ‘Result of roll-call votes’.

The electronic version on Europarl will be regularly updated for a maximum of two weeks after the day of the vote concerned.

After the two-week deadline has passed, the list of corrections to votes will be finalised so that it can be translated and published in the Official Journal.

(The sitting was suspended at 12.45 and resumed at 15.05.)

IN THE CHAIR: Josep BORRELL FONTELLES

President

8.   Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Jan Marinus Wiersma had signed the attendance register but his name did not appear on it.

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

*

* *

Bernd Posselt spoke on the exhibitions held in Parliament's buildings.

9.   Membership of political groups

Giovanni Procacci had joined the ALDE Group.

10.   Informal meeting of the European Council (debate)

European Council report and Commission statement: Informal meeting of the European Council

Jack Straw (President-in-Office of the Council) introduced the report on the Informal European Council.

José Manuel Barroso (President of the Commission) made the statement.

The following spoke: Hans-Gert Poettering, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Robert Goebbels, on behalf of the PSE Group, Karin Riis-Jørgensen, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Pierre Jonckheer, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Kyriacos Triantaphyllides, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Michael Henry Nattrass, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Roberta Angelilli, on behalf of the UEN Group, James Hugh Allister, Non-attached Member, Timothy Kirkhope, Gary Titley, Marielle De Sarnez, Elisabeth Schroedter, Ilda Figueiredo, Mario Borghezio, Armando Dionisi, Bernard Poignant, Jack Straw and Lapo Pistelli.

IN THE CHAIR: Pierre MOSCOVICI

Vice-President

The following spoke: Ian Hudghton, Jana Bobošíková, Margie Sudre, Christopher Beazley, on the allocation of speaking time, Nicola Zingaretti, Chris Davies, Othmar Karas, Csaba Sándor Tabajdi, Bogusław Sonik, Libor Rouček, Geoffrey Van Orden, Ana Maria Gomes, Douglas Alexander (President-in-Office of the Council) and José Manuel Barroso.

The debate closed.

11.   Recent statements of the President of Iran, Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (debate)

Council and Commission statements: Recent statements of the President of Iran, Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Douglas Alexander (President-in-Office of the Council) and Benita Ferrero-Waldner (Member of the Commission) made the statements.

IN THE CHAIR: Manuel António dos SANTOS

Vice-President

The following spoke: Hans-Gert Poettering, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Pasqualina Napoletano, on behalf of the PSE Group, Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Angelika Beer, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Eva-Britt Svensson, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Gerard Batten, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Cristiana Muscardini, on behalf of the UEN Group, and Douglas Alexander.

Motions for resolutions to wind up the debate tabled pursuant to Rule 103(2):

Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Alexander Lambsdorff, István Szent-Iványi, Jelko Kacin, Elizabeth Lynne, Frédérique Ries, Sophia in 't Veld, Margarita Starkevičiūtė, Philippe Morillon and Janusz Onyszkiewicz, on behalf of the ALDE Group, on Iran (B6-0585/2005)

André Brie, Vittorio Agnoletto and Eva-Britt Svensson, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on Iran (B6-0608/2005)

Pasqualina Napoletano, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the Iranian President's recent statements (B6-0609/2005)

Cristiana Muscardini, Mogens N.J. Camre and Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis, on behalf of the UEN Group, on the recent statements of the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (B6-0610/2005)

Angelika Beer, Monica Frassoni, Joost Lagendijk and Raül Romeva i Rueda, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on Iran (B6-0611/2005)

Hans-Gert Poettering, Charles Tannock, Michael Gahler and Elmar Brok, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the recent statements by Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran (B6-0612/2005)

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 17.11.2005, Item 4.9.

12.   Question Time (Council)

Parliament considered a number of questions to the Council (B6-0339/2005).

Question 1 (Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou): Restructuring forecasts.

Douglas Alexander (President-in-Office of the Council) answered the question and a supplementary by Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou.

Question 2 (Manuel Medina Ortega): Taxation of passenger air traffic.

Douglas Alexander answered the question and supplementaries by Manuel Medina Ortega, Joseph Muscat and Philip Bradbourn.

Question 3 (Sarah Ludford): Council of Europe Trafficking Convention.

Douglas Alexander answered the question and supplementaries by Sarah Ludford and Elizabeth Lynne.

Question 4 (John Purvis): Excise duties on tobacco and alcohol.

Douglas Alexander answered the question and supplementaries by John Purvis and David Martin.

Question 5 (Elspeth Attwooll): Brides Without Borders.

Douglas Alexander answered the question and supplementaries by Elspeth Attwooll and Sarah Ludford.

Question 6 (Frank Vanhecke): Internet censorship in China.

Douglas Alexander answered the question and a supplementary by Frank Vanhecke.

Question 7 (Richard James Ashworth): Court of Auditors Annual Report.

Douglas Alexander answered the question and supplementaries by Philip Bushill-Matthews (deputising for the author), David Martin and Christopher Beazley.

Question 8 (Richard Corbett): Comitology.

Douglas Alexander answered the question and a supplementary by Richard Corbett.

Question 9 (Sajjad Karim): Inconsistency in Ministers' approaches to the balance between security and human rights.

Douglas Alexander answered the question and a supplementary by Sajjad Karim.

Question 10 (Hélène Goudin): Member States' defence budgets.

Douglas Alexander answered the question.

Question 11 (Dimitrios Papadimoulis): Agreement on the 2007-2013 financial perspective.

Douglas Alexander answered the question and supplementaries by Dimitrios Papadimoulis and Esko Seppänen.

Question 12 (Nils Lundgren): Due process of law within the EU.

Douglas Alexander answered the question.

Question 13 (Chris Davies): Transparency and openness.

Question 14 (Timothy Kirkhope): Council transparency.

Douglas Alexander answered the questions and supplementaries by Chris Davies, James Hugh Allister, Richard Corbett and Timothy Kirkhope.

Question 15 (Jonas Sjöstedt): Fisheries agreement with Morocco and Council's UN support.

Douglas Alexander answered the question and supplementaries by Jonas Sjöstedt and Bernd Posselt.

Questions 16 to 36 would receive written answers.

Council Question Time closed.

13.   Statement by the President

The President made a statement on human rights violations in Tunisia on the occasion of the UN World Summit on the Information Society.

(The sitting was suspended at 19.15 and resumed at 21.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Miroslav OUZKÝ

Vice-President

14.   Humane trapping standards ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council introducing humane trapping standards for certain animal species [COM(2004)0532 — C6-0100/2004 — 2004/0183(COD)] — Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.

Rapporteur: Karin Scheele (A6-0304/2005)

Stavros Dimas (Member of the Commission) spoke.

Karin Scheele introduced the report.

The following spoke: Horst Schnellhardt, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Dorette Corbey, on behalf of the PSE Group, Jules Maaten, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Marie Anne Isler Béguin, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Jonas Sjöstedt, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Johannes Blokland, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Jean-Claude Martinez, Non-attached Member, Richard Seeber, Linda McAvan, Mojca Drčar Murko, Jillian Evans, Hélène Goudin, Christofer Fjellner, Robert Evans, Margrete Auken, Piia-Noora Kauppi, Hans-Peter Mayer and Stavros Dimas.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 17.11.2005, Item 4.3.

15.   Arms exports — Weapons of Mass Destruction — Defence procurement (debate)

Report on the Council's Sixth Annual Report according to Operative Provision 8 of the European Union Code of Conduct on Arms Exports [2005/2013(INI)] — Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Rapporteur: Raül Romeva i Rueda (A6-0292/2005)

Report on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction: a role for the European Parliament [2005/2139(INI)] — Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Rapporteur: Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis (A6-0297/2005)

Report on the Green Paper on defence procurement [2005/2030(INI)] — Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.

Rapporteur: Joachim Wuermeling (A6-0288/2005)

Raül Romeva i Rueda introduced the report (A6-0292/2005).

Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis introduced the report (A6-0297/2005).

Joachim Wuermeling introduced the report (A6-0288/2005).

Benita Ferrero-Waldner (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Gunnar Hökmark (draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis (draftsman of the opinion of the DEVE Committee), Jas Gawronski, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Jan Marinus Wiersma, on behalf of the PSE Group, Alexander Lambsdorff, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Raül Romeva i Rueda, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Tobias Pflüger, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Gerard Batten, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, who ended his speech with an insult to the House, Marios Matsakis, who said he had been deeply offended by Gerard Batten's remarks and asked the President to take action (the President replied that he would refer the matter to the Bureau), Ryszard Czarnecki, Nonattached Member, Gitte Seeberg, Ana Maria Gomes, Marios Matsakis, Eva-Britt Svensson, Andreas Mölzer, Karl von Wogau, Manuel Medina Ortega, who began by mentioning Gerard Batten's remarks, Luca Romagnoli, Elmar Brok, Richard Howitt, Geoffrey Van Orden, Helmut Kuhne, who began by mentioning Gerard Batten's remarks, Othmar Karas, Joel Hasse Ferreira, Zuzana Roithová, Proinsias De Rossa, who began by mentioning Gerard Batten's remarks, Andreas Schwab, Simon Coveney, Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis (rapporteur), to provide some clarifications, and Benita Ferrero-Waldner.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 17.11.2005, Item 4.4.

16.   Agenda for next sitting

The agenda for the next sitting had been established (‘Agenda’ PE 364.133/OJJE).

17.   Closure of sitting

The sitting closed at 23.45.

Julian Priestley

Secretary-General

Gérard Onesta

Vice-President


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Zapałowski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Ždanoka, Železný, Zieleniec, Zīle, Zimmer, Zingaretti, Zvěřina, Zwiefka

Observers:

Abadjiev Dimitar, Arabadjiev Alexander, Athanasiu Alexandru, Bărbuleţiu Tiberiu, Becşenescu Dumitru, Bliznashki Georgi, Buruiană Aprodu Daniela, Ciornei Silvia, Cioroianu Adrian Mihai, Corlăţean Titus, Coşea Dumitru Gheorghe Mircea, Creţu Gabriela, Dîncu Vasile, Duca Viorel Senior, Dumitrescu Cristian, Ganţ Ovidiu Victor, Hogea Vlad Gabriel, Husmenova Filiz, Ilchev Stanimir, Ivanova Iglika, Kelemen Atilla Béla Ladislau, Kirilov Evgeni, Kónya-Hamar Sándor, Marinescu Marian-Jean, Mihăescu Eugen, Morţun Alexandru Ioan, Nicolae Şerban, Paparizov Atanas Atanassov, Parvanova Antonyia, Paşcu Ioan Mircea, Petre Maria, Podgorean Radu, Popa Nicolae Vlad, Popeangă Petre, Sârbu Daciana Octavia, Severin Adrian, Silaghi Ovidiu Ioan, Sofianski Stefan, Stoyanov Dimitar, Szabó Károly Ferenc, Tîrle Radu, Zgonea Valeriu Ştefan


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.   Information to air passengers ***I

Report: Christine DE VEYRAC (A6-0310/2005)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

Block No 1 — compromise amendments

55-82

84-117

PPE-DE, PSE, ALDE, Verts/ALE and GUE/NGL

 

+

 

Block No 1 — compromise amendments — separate votes

83

PPE-DE, PSE, ALDE, Verts/ALE and GUE/NGL

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

Block No 2 — amendments by the committee responsible

1-16

18-54

committee

 

 

vote: amended proposal

 

+

 

vote: legislative resolution

RCV

+

577, 16, 31

Amendment 17 did not concern all language versions and was therefore not put to the vote (Rule 151(1)).

Requests for split votes

PPE-DE:

am 83

1st part: § 1

2nd part: §§ 2 and 3

Requests for roll-call votes

PPE-DE: final vote

2.   Bohunice V1 *

Report: Rebecca HARMS (A6-0282/2005)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

amendments by the committee responsible — block vote

4

6

9

15

committee

 

+

 

amendments by the committee responsible — separate vote

2

committee

sep

+

 

3

committee

sep

+

 

5

committee

RCV

+

441, 184, 22

7

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

8

committee

sep

+

 

10

committee

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

11

committee

sep

+

 

13

committee

sep

+

 

14

committee

sep

+

 

art 3, § 1

18

PPE-DE

 

W

 

12

committee

RCV

+

436, 190, 25

after rec 3

17

PPE-DE

 

W

 

1

committee

 

+

 

after rec 5

16

PSE

 

+

 

vote: amended proposal

EV

+

377, 222, 59

vote: legislative resolution

 

+

 

Requests for separate votes

ALDE: ams 5, 12

Verts/ALE: ams 2, 3, 8, 11, 13 and 14

Requests for roll-call votes

Verts/ALE: ams 5 and 12

Requests for split votes

Verts/ALE

am 7

1st part:‘Community budget appropriations ... in the European Union’

2nd part:‘These appropriations ... electricity supply’

am 10

1st part: text as a whole without the words ‘and avoid any recourse to state aid’

2nd part: those words

Miscellaneous

The PPE-DE Group had withdrawn its amendments 17 and 18.

3.   Northern dimension

Motions for resolutions: B6-0584/2005, 0586/2005, 0587/2005, 0588/2005, 0589/2005 and 0590/2005

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

joint motion for a resolution RC-B6-0584/2005

(PPE-DE, PSE, ALDE, Verts/ALE, GUE/NGL and UEN)

after § 7

1

UEN

 

+

 

rec H

§

original text

 

+

oral amendment

vote: resolution (as a whole)

RCV

+

634, 17, 18

motions for resolutions by political groups

B6-0584/2005

 

ALDE

 

 

B6-0586/2005

 

PPE-DE

 

 

B6-0587/2005

 

Verts/ALE

 

 

B6-0588/2005

 

GUE/NGL

 

 

B6-0589/2005

 

PSE

 

 

B6-0590/2005

 

UEN

 

 

Requests for roll-call votes

PPE-DE: final vote

Miscellaneous

Henrik Lax moved an oral amendment for recital H to read as follows:

H.

underlines in particular the value and impact of the Northern Dimension's environmental policy throughout the region, such as the St Petersburg water treatment facility, but stressing the further need to enhance co-operation between Member States and in particular to reduce eutrophication and between EU and Russia in particular to reduce the risk of oil tanker accidents, oil field exploitation and to improve nuclear safety and nuclear waste management, points out that the Baltic Sea is already heavily polluted and its position as an inland sea makes it especially endangered;

4.   Digital switchover

Motion for a resolution: B6-0583/2005

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

motion for a resolution B6-0583/2005 from the ITRE committee

vote: resolution (as a whole)

 

+

 

5.   Decommissioning nuclear power plants *

Report: Rebecca HARMS (A6-0279/2005)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

after § 4

1

Verts/ALE

 

+

 

2

Verts/ALE

split

 

 

1

+

 

2/EV

+

375, 253, 23

§ 5

5

PPE-DE

 

-

 

3

Verts/ALE

split

 

 

1

+

 

2/EV

+

336, 305, 19

§ 6

6

PPE-DE

 

-

 

§ 9

7

PPE-DE

EV

-

316, 344, 5

§ 16

4D

Verts/ALE

EV

-

172, 478, 9

vote: resolution (as a whole)

 

+

 

Amendment 8 had been cancelled.

Requests for split votes

PPE-DE

am 2

1st part: text as a whole without the words ‘and legislative initiatives’

2nd part: those words

am 3

1st part: text as a whole without the words ‘and avoid any recourse to state aid’

2nd part: those words

6.   Beating global climate change *

Report: Anders WIJKMAN (A6-0312/2005)

Subject

Amendment No

Author

RCV, etc.

Vote

RCV/EV — remarks

§ 1, indent 2

14/rev

PPE-DE

 

+

 

after § 1

6

Verts/ALE

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

-

 

after § 4

7

Verts/ALE

EV

+

339, 302, 12

§ 5

3

REUL et al

 

-

 

§

original text

sep

+

 

§ 6

4

REUL et al

 

-

 

§

original text

sep

+

 

after § 7

13

GUE/NGL

 

+

 

§ 8

1

VIDAL-QUADRAS et al

EV

+

453, 204, 12

§

original text

 

 

§ 11

§

original text

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

3

+

 

§ 13

2

PSE

 

-

 

after § 16

18

ALDE

 

+

 

§ 18

§

original text

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

§ 21

5D

REUL et al

EV

-

306, 340, 15

§

original text

split

 

 

1/EV

+

349, 304, 7

2

+

 

§ 24

§

original text

 

+

oral amendment

after § 27

15

PPE-DE

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

16

PPE-DE

 

+

 

§ 28

17

PPE-DE

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

§ 41

§

original text

split

 

 

1

+

 

2

+

 

after rec C

9

GUE/NGL

 

-

 

10

GUE/NGL

 

-

 

after rec E

8

GUE/NGL

split

 

 

1

-

 

2

 

after rec I

11

GUE/NGL

 

-

 

12

GUE/NGL

 

+

 

vote: resolution (as a whole)

RCV

+

450, 66, 143

Requests for split votes

IND/DEM

§ 18

1st part: text as a whole without the words ‘EU wide speed limits,’

2nd part: those words

§ 21

1st part:‘Supports the introduction ... pollution reduction policy’

2nd part:‘calls on the Commission ... at the latest;’

am 17

1st part:‘Considers that the rapid development ... action plan’

2nd part:‘and asks the Commission ... in its proposal’

Verts/ALE

am 6

1st part: text as a whole without the words ‘formal mandate and’

2nd part: those words

am 8

1st part: text as a whole without the words ‘is on the one hand a “clean” energy because it does not emit any greenhouse gases but on the other hand’

2nd part: those words

am 15

1st part:‘Underlines that ... increasing production.’

2nd part:‘States in this regard ... market access;’

PPE-DE

§ 11

1st part: text as a whole without the words ‘not least perverse incentives such as subsidies for fossil fuels’ and ‘to propose legislation to abolish all such subsidies and instead’

2nd part:‘not least perverse incentives such as subsidies for fossil fuels’

3rd part:‘to propose legislation to abolish all such subsidies and instead’

§ 41

1st part: text as a whole without the words ‘a reconsideration of the double location of the EP’

2nd part: those words

Requests for roll-call votes

Verts/ALE: final vote

Requests for separate votes

PPE-DE: §§ 5, 6

Miscellaneous

Anders Wijkman (PPE-DE) moved an oral amendment for § 24 to read as follows:

24.

In order to demonstrate (...) minimum blending ratios, examining the environmental effectiveness of requiring 10 % bio fuels blends in transport fuels, as part of its review of the ECCP;


ANNEX II

RESULT OF ROLL-CALL VOTES

1.   De Veyrac report A6-0310/2005

For: 577

ALDE: Andrejevs, Andria, Attwooll, Beaupuy, Birutis, Bourlanges, Bowles, Budreikaitė, Busk, Carlshamre, Cavada, Chatzimarkakis, Chiesa, Cocilovo, Cornillet, Davies, Degutis, Deprez, De Sarnez, Drčar Murko, Duff, Duquesne, Ek, Fourtou, Gentvilas, Geremek, Griesbeck, Guardans Cambó, Hall, Harkin, Hennis-Plasschaert, in 't Veld, Jäätteenmäki, Jensen, Juknevičienė, Karim, Klinz, Koch-Mehrin, Krahmer, Kułakowski, Laperrouze, Lax, Lehideux, Ludford, Lynne, Maaten, Malmström, Manders, Matsakis, Mulder, Newton Dunn, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Onyszkiewicz, Ortuondo Larrea, Oviir, Pannella, Procacci, Prodi, Resetarits, Ries, Riis-Jørgensen, Savi, Schuth, Staniszewska, Starkevičiūtė, Sterckx, Szent-Iványi, Takkula, Toia, Väyrynen, Virrankoski, Wallis

GUE/NGL: Adamou, Bertinotti, Brie, Catania, de Brún, Figueiredo, Flasarová, Guerreiro, Henin, Kaufmann, Kohlíček, Liotard, McDonald, Markov, Maštálka, Meijer, Meyer Pleite, Musacchio, Papadimoulis, Pflüger, Portas, Ransdorf, Remek, Rizzo, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Strož, Svensson, Triantaphyllides, Uca, Verges, Wagenknecht, Wurtz, Zimmer

IND/DEM: Belder, Blokland, Bonde, Borghezio, Chruszcz, Coûteaux, Giertych, Karatzaferis, Krupa, Pęk, Piotrowski, Rogalski, Salvini, Sinnott, Speroni, Tomczak, de Villiers, Wojciechowski Bernard, Železný

NI: Baco, Battilocchio, Belohorská, Bobošíková, Claeys, Czarnecki Marek Aleksander, Czarnecki Ryszard, De Michelis, Dillen, Gollnisch, Kozlík, Lang, Le Pen Jean-Marie, Le Pen Marine, Le Rachinel, Martin Hans-Peter, Martinez, Masiel, Mölzer, Mussolini, Rivera, Romagnoli, Rutowicz, Schenardi, Vanhecke

PPE-DE: Albertini, Antoniozzi, Audy, Ayuso González, Bachelot-Narquin, Barsi-Pataky, Bauer, Becsey, Belet, Berend, Böge, Bonsignore, Brejc, Brepoels, Březina, Brok, Brunetta, Busuttil, Buzek, Carollo, Casa, Castiglione, del Castillo Vera, Cederschiöld, Cesa, Chmielewski, Coelho, Coveney, Daul, Dehaene, Demetriou, Descamps, Deß, De Veyrac, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dimitrakopoulos, Dionisi, Dombrovskis, Doorn, Doyle, Duka-Zólyomi, Ehler, Esteves, Eurlings, Fatuzzo, Ferber, Fernández Martín, Fjellner, Florenz, Fontaine, Fraga Estévez, Freitas, Friedrich, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote Quecedo, García-Margallo y Marfil, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gauzès, Gawronski, Gewalt, Gklavakis, Glattfelder, Goepel, Gomolka, Graça Moura, Gräßle, Grossetête, Guellec, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Gyürk, Handzlik, Hatzidakis, Hennicot-Schoepges, Herranz García, Herrero-Tejedor, Higgins, Hökmark, Hoppenstedt, Hudacký, Ibrisagic, Itälä, Iturgaiz Angulo, Jałowiecki, Járóka, Jarzembowski, Jeggle, Jordan Cizelj, Kaczmarek, Karas, Kasoulides, Kauppi, Kelam, Klaß, Klich, Koch, Konrad, Korhola, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Kudrycka, Kušķis, Kuźmiuk, Lamassoure, Landsbergis, Langen, Langendries, Lauk, Lechner, Lewandowski, Liese, Lombardo, López-Istúriz White, Lulling, Maat, McGuinness, Mann Thomas, Marques, Martens, Mathieu, Mato Adrover, Matsis, Mauro, Mavrommatis, Mayer, Mayor Oreja, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Mitchell, Montoro Romero, Musotto, Nassauer, van Nistelrooij, Novak, Olajos, Olbrycht, Oomen-Ruijten, Őry, Pack, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Papastamkos, Pieper, Pīks, Piskorski, Pleštinská, Podestà, Podkański, Poettering, Pomés Ruiz, Posdorf, Posselt, Rack, Radwan, Reul, Ribeiro e Castro, Roithová, Rudi Ubeda, Rübig, Saïfi, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Samaras, Sartori, Saryusz-Wolski, Schierhuber, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schöpflin, Schröder, Seeber, Seeberg, Siekierski, Sommer, Sonik, Spautz, Šťastný, Stenzel, Stubb, Sudre, Surján, Szájer, Tajani, Thyssen, Toubon, Trakatellis, Ulmer, Vakalis, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Varvitsiotis, Vatanen, Ventre, Vernola, Vlasák, Vlasto, Weisgerber, Wieland, von Wogau, Wortmann-Kool, Wuermeling, Záborská, Zaleski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Zieleniec, Zvěřina, Zwiefka

PSE: Andersson, Arif, Arnaoutakis, Assis, Attard-Montalto, Ayala Sender, Batzeli, Beglitis, Beňová, van den Berg, Berger, Berlinguer, Bösch, Bono, Bourzai, Bozkurt, Bullmann, Calabuig Rull, Capoulas Santos, Carlotti, Carnero González, Casaca, Cashman, Cercas, Christensen, Corbett, Corbey, Correia, Cottigny, D'Alema, De Keyser, De Rossa, Désir, De Vits, Dobolyi, Douay, El Khadraoui, Estrela, Ettl, Evans Robert, Falbr, Fava, Fazakas, Fernandes, Ferreira Elisa, Ford, Fruteau, García Pérez, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gierek, Gill, Glante, Goebbels, Gomes, Grabowska, Grech, Gröner, Groote, Guy-Quint, Hänsch, Hasse Ferreira, Haug, Hazan, Hedh, Hedkvist Petersen, Hegyi, Herczog, Honeyball, Howitt, Hughes, Hutchinson, Ilves, Jørgensen, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kósáné Kovács, Koterec, Krehl, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kristensen, Kuc, Kuhne, Laignel, Lambrinidis, Lavarra, Lehtinen, Leichtfried, Liberadzki, Lienemann, McAvan, McCarthy, Madeira, Maňka, Mann Erika, Martin David, Martínez Martínez, Masip Hidalgo, Mastenbroek, Medina Ortega, Miguélez Ramos, Mikko, Moraes, Moreno Sánchez, Morgan, Moscovici, Muscat, Myller, Napoletano, Navarro, Obiols i Germà, Paasilinna, Pahor, Paleckis, Panzeri, Patrie, Piecyk, Pinior, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Poignant, Prets, Rapkay, Reynaud, Riera Madurell, Rocard, Rosati, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rouček, Roure, Sacconi, Sakalas, Salinas García, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Savary, Schapira, Segelström, Sifunakis, Siwiec, Skinner, Sornosa Martínez, Sousa Pinto, Stihler, Stockmann, Swoboda, Szejna, Tabajdi, Tarabella, Tarand, Thomsen, Titley, Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Van Lancker, Vaugrenard, Vergnaud, Vincenzi, Weber Henri, Weiler, Westlund, Whitehead, Wiersma, Wynn, Xenogiannakopoulou, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Zingaretti

UEN: Aylward, Bielan, Camre, Didžiokas, Foglietta, Janowski, Kamiński, Krasts, Kristovskis, La Russa, Libicki, Muscardini, Ó Neachtain, Pavilionis, Pirilli, Roszkowski, Ryan, Szymański, Tatarella, Vaidere

Verts/ALE: Aubert, Auken, Beer, Bennahmias, Breyer, van Buitenen, Buitenweg, Cohn-Bendit, Cramer, Evans Jillian, Frassoni, Harms, Hassi, Horáček, Hudghton, Isler Béguin, Joan i Marí, Kallenbach, Kusstatscher, Lagendijk, Lambert, Lichtenberger, Lipietz, Lucas, Özdemir, Romeva i Rueda, Rühle, Schlyter, Schmidt, Schroedter, Smith, Staes, Trüpel, Voggenhuber, Ždanoka

Against: 16

IND/DEM: Batten, Bloom, Booth, Clark, Farage, Goudin, Knapman, Lundgren, Nattrass, Titford, Whittaker, Wise, Wohlin

NI: Mote

PPE-DE: Purvis

Verts/ALE: Hammerstein Mintz

Abstention: 31

GUE/NGL: Guidoni

NI: Allister, Helmer

PPE-DE: Atkins, Bowis, Bradbourn, Bushill-Matthews, Callanan, Chichester, Deva, Duchoň, Elles, Evans Jonathan, Fajmon, Hannan, Heaton-Harris, Jackson, Kamall, Kirkhope, McMillan-Scott, Nicholson, Ouzký, Parish, Škottová, Stevenson, Strejček, Sturdy, Sumberg, Tannock, Van Orden, Zahradil

Corrections to votes

For: Gérard Onesta

2.   Harms report A6-0282/2005

For: 441

ALDE: Beaupuy, Birutis, Bourlanges, Budreikaitė, Cavada, Chatzimarkakis, Cornillet, Degutis, Deprez, De Sarnez, Fourtou, Gentvilas, Griesbeck, Juknevičienė, Klinz, Koch-Mehrin, Krahmer, Laperrouze, Lehideux, Manders, Mulder, Procacci, Ries, Schuth

GUE/NGL: Figueiredo, Flasarová, Guerreiro, Kohlíček, Maštálka, Ransdorf, Remek, Strož

IND/DEM: Belder, Blokland, Bonde, Chruszcz, Giertych, Grabowski, Krupa, Pęk, Piotrowski, Rogalski, Tomczak, Wojciechowski Bernard, Železný

NI: Allister, Baco, Battilocchio, Belohorská, Bobošíková, Czarnecki Marek Aleksander, Czarnecki Ryszard, De Michelis, Dillen, Gollnisch, Helmer, Kozlík, Lang, Le Pen Jean-Marie, Le Pen Marine, Le Rachinel, Martinez, Masiel, Mussolini, Rivera, Romagnoli, Rutowicz, Schenardi, Vanhecke

PPE-DE: Albertini, Andrikienė, Antoniozzi, Atkins, Audy, Ayuso González, Bachelot-Narquin, Barsi-Pataky, Bauer, Beazley, Becsey, Bonsignore, Bowis, Bradbourn, Brejc, Brepoels, Březina, Brok, Brunetta, Bushill-Matthews, Busuttil, Buzek, Callanan, Carollo, Casa, Castiglione, del Castillo Vera, Cederschiöld, Cesa, Chichester, Chmielewski, Coveney, Daul, Dehaene, Demetriou, Descamps, Deß, Deva, De Veyrac, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dimitrakopoulos, Dionisi, Dombrovskis, Doorn, Doyle, Duchoň, Duka-Zólyomi, Ebner, Ehler, Elles, Esteves, Eurlings, Evans Jonathan, Fajmon, Fatuzzo, Ferber, Fernández Martín, Fjellner, Florenz, Fontaine, Fraga Estévez, Freitas, Friedrich, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote Quecedo, García-Margallo y Marfil, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gauzès, Gawronski, Gewalt, Glattfelder, Goepel, Gomolka, Graça Moura, Gräßle, Grossetête, Guellec, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Gyürk, Handzlik, Hannan, Heaton-Harris, Hennicot-Schoepges, Herranz García, Herrero-Tejedor, Hieronymi, Higgins, Hökmark, Hoppenstedt, Hudacký, Ibrisagic, Itälä, Iturgaiz Angulo, Jackson, Jałowiecki, Járóka, Jarzembowski, Jeggle, Jordan Cizelj, Kaczmarek, Kamall, Kasoulides, Kauppi, Kelam, Kirkhope, Klaß, Klich, Koch, Konrad, Korhola, Kudrycka, Kušķis, Kuźmiuk, Landsbergis, Langen, Langendries, Lauk, Lechner, Lehne, Lewandowski, Liese, Lombardo, López-Istúriz White, Lulling, Maat, McGuinness, McMillan-Scott, Mann Thomas, Marques, Martens, Mathieu, Mato Adrover, Matsis, Mauro, Mayer, Mayor Oreja, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Mitchell, Montoro Romero, Musotto, Nassauer, Nicholson, Niebler, van Nistelrooij, Novak, Olajos, Olbrycht, Oomen-Ruijten, Őry, Ouzký, Pack, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Papastamkos, Parish, Pieper, Pīks, Piskorski, Pleštinská, Podestà, Podkański, Poettering, Pomés Ruiz, Posdorf, Posselt, Purvis, Queiró, Radwan, Reul, Ribeiro e Castro, Roithová, Rudi Ubeda, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Sartori, Saryusz-Wolski, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schöpflin, Schröder, Siekierski, Škottová, Sommer, Sonik, Spautz, Šťastný, Stenzel, Stevenson, Strejček, Sturdy, Sudre, Sumberg, Surján, Szájer, Tajani, Tannock, Thyssen, Toubon, Trakatellis, Ulmer, Vakalis, Van Orden, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vatanen, Ventre, Vernola, Vidal-Quadras Roca, Vlasák, Vlasto, Weber Manfred, Wieland, von Wogau, Wortmann-Kool, Záborská, Zahradil, Zaleski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Zieleniec, Zvěřina, Zwiefka

PSE: Arif, Arnaoutakis, Assis, Attard-Montalto, Ayala Sender, Batzeli, Beglitis, Beňová, Berger, Berlinguer, Berman, Bourzai, Bozkurt, Calabuig Rull, Carlotti, Carnero González, Casaca, Cashman, Castex, Cercas, Corbett, Corbey, Correia, Cottigny, D'Alema, De Keyser, De Rossa, Désir, De Vits, Dobolyi, Douay, El Khadraoui, Estrela, Evans Robert, Falbr, Fava, Fazakas, Fernandes, Ferreira Anne, Ferreira Elisa, Ford, Fruteau, García Pérez, Gebhardt, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gierek, Gill, Glante, Goebbels, Golik, Gomes, Grabowska, Grech, Gröner, Groote, Hänsch, Harangozó, Hasse Ferreira, Hegyi, Herczog, Honeyball, Howitt, Hughes, Hutchinson, Ilves, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kósáné Kovács, Koterec, Kuc, Laignel, Lambrinidis, Lavarra, Lehtinen, Leinen, Liberadzki, McAvan, McCarthy, Madeira, Maňka, Martin David, Martínez Martínez, Masip Hidalgo, Mastenbroek, Medina Ortega, Miguélez Ramos, Mikko, Moraes, Moreno Sánchez, Morgan, Moscovici, Muscat, Myller, Napoletano, Navarro, Obiols i Germà, Paasilinna, Pahor, Paleckis, Panzeri, Patrie, Piecyk, Pinior, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Poignant, Rapkay, Riera Madurell, Rocard, Rosati, Roth-Behrendt, Rouček, Roure, Sacconi, Sakalas, Salinas García, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Savary, Schapira, Sifunakis, Siwiec, Skinner, Sornosa Martínez, Sousa Pinto, Stihler, Stockmann, Swoboda, Szejna, Tabajdi, Tarabella, Titley, Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Van Lancker, Vaugrenard, Vergnaud, Vincenzi, Weber Henri, Whitehead, Wiersma, Wynn, Xenogiannakopoulou, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Zingaretti

UEN: Camre, Didžiokas, Foglietta, Libicki, Pavilionis

Against: 184

ALDE: Andrejevs, Andria, Attwooll, Bowles, Busk, Carlshamre, Chiesa, Cocilovo, Davies, Di Pietro, Drčar Murko, Duff, Duquesne, Ek, Geremek, Guardans Cambó, Hall, Harkin, Hennis-Plasschaert, in 't Veld, Jäätteenmäki, Jensen, Kacin, Karim, Kułakowski, Lambsdorff, Lax, Ludford, Lynne, Maaten, Malmström, Matsakis, Newton Dunn, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Onyszkiewicz, Ortuondo Larrea, Oviir, Pannella, Prodi, Resetarits, Riis-Jørgensen, Samuelsen, Savi, Staniszewska, Sterckx, Szent-Iványi, Takkula, Toia, Väyrynen, Virrankoski, Wallis, Watson

GUE/NGL: Adamou, Bertinotti, Brie, Catania, de Brún, Guidoni, Henin, Kaufmann, Liotard, McDonald, Meijer, Meyer Pleite, Morgantini, Musacchio, Papadimoulis, Pflüger, Portas, Rizzo, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Svensson, Triantaphyllides, Uca, Verges, Wagenknecht, Wurtz

IND/DEM: Batten, Bloom, Booth, Borghezio, Clark, Coûteaux, Farage, Goudin, Knapman, Lundgren, Nattrass, Salvini, Sinnott, Speroni, Titford, de Villiers, Whittaker, Wise, Wohlin

NI: Martin Hans-Peter

PPE-DE: Belet, Berend, Böge, Coelho, Gklavakis, Hatzidakis, Karas, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Lamassoure, Mavrommatis, Rack, Rübig, Saïfi, Samaras, Schierhuber, Seeber, Seeberg, Varvitsiotis, Wuermeling

PSE: Andersson, van den Berg, Bösch, Bono, Christensen, Ettl, Guy-Quint, Haug, Hazan, Hedh, Hedkvist Petersen, Jørgensen, Krehl, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kristensen, Kuhne, Leichtfried, Lienemann, Prets, Rasmussen, Reynaud, Rothe, Scheele, Segelström, Thomsen, Weiler, Westlund

Verts/ALE: Aubert, Auken, Beer, Bennahmias, Breyer, van Buitenen, Buitenweg, Cohn-Bendit, Cramer, Evans Jillian, Frassoni, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Hammerstein Mintz, Harms, Hassi, Horáček, Hudghton, Isler Béguin, Joan i Marí, Jonckheer, Kallenbach, Kusstatscher, Lagendijk, Lambert, Lichtenberger, Lipietz, Lucas, Özdemir, Onesta, Romeva i Rueda, Rühle, Schlyter, Schmidt, Schroedter, Smith, Staes, Trüpel, Turmes, Voggenhuber, Ždanoka

Abstention: 22

ALDE: Starkevičiūtė

GUE/NGL: Markov

IND/DEM: Karatzaferis

NI: Mote

PPE-DE: Stubb

PSE: Bullmann, Mann Erika

UEN: Aylward, Bielan, Janowski, Kamiński, Krasts, Kristovskis, La Russa, Muscardini, Ó Neachtain, Pirilli, Roszkowski, Ryan, Szymański, Tatarella, Vaidere

Corrections to votes

Against: Ursula Stenzel, Ville Itälä

3.   Harms report A6-0282/2005

For: 436

ALDE: Beaupuy, Birutis, Bourlanges, Budreikaitė, Cavada, Chatzimarkakis, Chiesa, Cornillet, Degutis, Deprez, De Sarnez, Fourtou, Gentvilas, Griesbeck, Jäätteenmäki, Juknevičienė, Klinz, Koch-Mehrin, Krahmer, Lambsdorff, Laperrouze, Lehideux, Manders, Mulder, Ries, Schuth, Starkevičiūtė

GUE/NGL: Adamou, Figueiredo, Flasarová, Guerreiro, Kohlíček, Maštálka, Ransdorf, Remek, Strož

IND/DEM: Belder, Blokland, Bonde, Chruszcz, Giertych, Krupa, Pęk, Piotrowski, Wojciechowski Bernard, Železný

NI: Allister, Baco, Battilocchio, Belohorská, Bobošíková, Claeys, Czarnecki Marek Aleksander, Czarnecki Ryszard, De Michelis, Dillen, Gollnisch, Helmer, Kozlík, Lang, Le Pen Jean-Marie, Le Pen Marine, Le Rachinel, Martinez, Masiel, Mölzer, Mussolini, Rivera, Romagnoli, Rutowicz, Schenardi, Vanhecke

PPE-DE: Albertini, Andrikienė, Antoniozzi, Atkins, Audy, Ayuso González, Bachelot-Narquin, Barsi-Pataky, Bauer, Beazley, Becsey, Bowis, Bradbourn, Braghetto, Brejc, Brepoels, Březina, Brok, Brunetta, Bushill-Matthews, Busuttil, Buzek, Callanan, Carollo, Casa, Castiglione, del Castillo Vera, Cederschiöld, Cesa, Chichester, Chmielewski, Cirino Pomicino, Coveney, Daul, Dehaene, Demetriou, Descamps, Deva, De Veyrac, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dimitrakopoulos, Dionisi, Dombrovskis, Doorn, Doyle, Duchoň, Duka-Zólyomi, Ebner, Ehler, Elles, Esteves, Eurlings, Evans Jonathan, Fajmon, Fatuzzo, Ferber, Fernández Martín, Fjellner, Florenz, Fontaine, Fraga Estévez, Freitas, Friedrich, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote Quecedo, García-Margallo y Marfil, Gargani, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gauzès, Gawronski, Gewalt, Glattfelder, Graça Moura, Grossetête, Guellec, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Gyürk, Handzlik, Hannan, Heaton-Harris, Hennicot-Schoepges, Herranz García, Herrero-Tejedor, Hieronymi, Higgins, Hökmark, Hoppenstedt, Hudacký, Hybášková, Ibrisagic, Iturgaiz Angulo, Jackson, Jałowiecki, Járóka, Jeggle, Jordan Cizelj, Kaczmarek, Kamall, Kasoulides, Kauppi, Kelam, Kirkhope, Klaß, Klich, Koch, Konrad, Korhola, Kudrycka, Kušķis, Kuźmiuk, Landsbergis, Langendries, Lehne, Lewandowski, Lombardo, López-Istúriz White, Lulling, Maat, McGuinness, McMillan-Scott, Mann Thomas, Marques, Martens, Mathieu, Mato Adrover, Mauro, Mayer, Mayor Oreja, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Mitchell, Montoro Romero, Musotto, Nassauer, Nicholson, Niebler, van Nistelrooij, Novak, Olajos, Olbrycht, Oomen-Ruijten, Őry, Ouzký, Pack, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Papastamkos, Parish, Pieper, Pīks, Piskorski, Pleštinská, Podestà, Podkański, Poettering, Pomés Ruiz, Posdorf, Purvis, Queiró, Radwan, Ribeiro e Castro, Roithová, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Sartori, Saryusz-Wolski, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schöpflin, Schröder, Siekierski, Škottová, Sommer, Sonik, Spautz, Šťastný, Stenzel, Stevenson, Strejček, Stubb, Sturdy, Sudre, Sumberg, Surján, Szájer, Tajani, Tannock, Toubon, Trakatellis, Ulmer, Vakalis, Van Orden, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vatanen, Ventre, Vernola, Vidal-Quadras Roca, Vlasák, Vlasto, Weber Manfred, Weisgerber, Wieland, Wijkman, von Wogau, Wortmann-Kool, Záborská, Zahradil, Zaleski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Zieleniec, Zvěřina, Zwiefka

PSE: Arif, Arnaoutakis, Assis, Attard-Montalto, Batzeli, Beglitis, Beňová, Berger, Berlinguer, Berman, Bono, Bozkurt, Calabuig Rull, Capoulas Santos, Carlotti, Carnero González, Casaca, Cashman, Castex, Cercas, Corbett, Corbey, Correia, Cottigny, D'Alema, De Keyser, De Rossa, Désir, De Vits, Dobolyi, El Khadraoui, Estrela, Evans Robert, Falbr, Fava, Fazakas, Fernandes, Ferreira Anne, Ferreira Elisa, Ford, Fruteau, García Pérez, Gebhardt, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gierek, Gill, Glante, Goebbels, Golik, Gomes, Grabowska, Gröner, Groote, Hänsch, Hazan, Hegyi, Herczog, Honeyball, Howitt, Hughes, Hutchinson, Ilves, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kósáné Kovács, Koterec, Kuc, Laignel, Lambrinidis, Lavarra, Lehtinen, Leinen, Liberadzki, Lienemann, McAvan, McCarthy, Madeira, Maňka, Mann Erika, Martin David, Martínez Martínez, Masip Hidalgo, Mastenbroek, Medina Ortega, Miguélez Ramos, Mikko, Moraes, Moreno Sánchez, Morgan, Moscovici, Muscat, Myller, Napoletano, Navarro, Paasilinna, Pahor, Paleckis, Panzeri, Patrie, Piecyk, Pinior, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Poignant, Rapkay, Riera Madurell, Rocard, Rosati, Roth-Behrendt, Rouček, Roure, Sacconi, Sakalas, Salinas García, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Savary, Schapira, Scheele, Sifunakis, Siwiec, Skinner, Sornosa Martínez, Sousa Pinto, Stihler, Stockmann, Swoboda, Szejna, Tabajdi, Tarabella, Tarand, Thomsen, Titley, Tzampazi, Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Van Lancker, Vaugrenard, Vergnaud, Vincenzi, Weber Henri, Whitehead, Wiersma, Wynn, Xenogiannakopoulou, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Zingaretti

UEN: Camre, Didžiokas, Foglietta, Pavilionis

Against: 190

ALDE: Andrejevs, Andria, Attwooll, Bowles, Busk, Carlshamre, Cocilovo, Davies, Di Pietro, Drčar Murko, Duff, Duquesne, Ek, Geremek, Guardans Cambó, Hall, Harkin, Hennis-Plasschaert, in 't Veld, Jensen, Kacin, Karim, Kułakowski, Lax, Ludford, Lynne, Maaten, Malmström, Matsakis, Newton Dunn, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Onyszkiewicz, Ortuondo Larrea, Oviir, Pannella, Procacci, Prodi, Resetarits, Riis-Jørgensen, Samuelsen, Savi, Staniszewska, Sterckx, Szent-Iványi, Takkula, Väyrynen, Virrankoski, Wallis, Watson

GUE/NGL: Bertinotti, Brie, Catania, de Brún, Guidoni, Henin, Kaufmann, Liotard, McDonald, Meijer, Meyer Pleite, Morgantini, Musacchio, Papadimoulis, Pflüger, Portas, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Svensson, Triantaphyllides, Verges, Wagenknecht, Wurtz, Zimmer

IND/DEM: Batten, Bloom, Booth, Clark, Coûteaux, Farage, Goudin, Grabowski, Knapman, Lundgren, Nattrass, Rogalski, Salvini, Sinnott, Titford, Tomczak, de Villiers, Whittaker, Wise, Wohlin

NI: Martin Hans-Peter

PPE-DE: Belet, Berend, Böge, Bonsignore, Coelho, Deß, Gklavakis, Goepel, Gomolka, Gräßle, Hatzidakis, Itälä, Jarzembowski, Karas, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Lamassoure, Langen, Lauk, Lechner, Liese, Matsis, Mavrommatis, Posselt, Rack, Reul, Rudi Ubeda, Rübig, Saïfi, Samaras, Schierhuber, Seeber, Seeberg, Thyssen, Varvitsiotis

PSE: Andersson, van den Berg, Bösch, Christensen, Ettl, Guy-Quint, Haug, Hedh, Hedkvist Petersen, Jørgensen, Krehl, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kristensen, Kuhne, Obiols i Germà, Prets, Rasmussen, Reynaud, Rothe, Segelström, Weiler, Westlund

Verts/ALE: Aubert, Auken, Beer, Bennahmias, Breyer, van Buitenen, Buitenweg, Cohn-Bendit, Cramer, Evans Jillian, Frassoni, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Hammerstein Mintz, Harms, Hassi, Horáček, Hudghton, Isler Béguin, Joan i Marí, Jonckheer, Kallenbach, Kusstatscher, Lagendijk, Lambert, Lichtenberger, Lipietz, Lucas, Özdemir, Onesta, Romeva i Rueda, Rühle, Schlyter, Schmidt, Schroedter, Smith, Staes, Trüpel, Turmes, Voggenhuber, Ždanoka

Abstention: 25

ALDE: Toia

GUE/NGL: Markov

IND/DEM: Borghezio, Karatzaferis, Speroni

NI: Mote

PSE: Bullmann, Leichtfried

UEN: Aylward, Berlato, Bielan, Janowski, Kamiński, Krasts, Kristovskis, La Russa, Libicki, Muscardini, Ó Neachtain, Pirilli, Roszkowski, Ryan, Szymański, Tatarella, Vaidere

Corrections to votes

For: Inés Ayala Sender

Against: Ursula Stenzel, Britta Thomsen

4.   RC B6-0584/2005 — Northern dimension

For: 634

ALDE: Alvaro, Andrejevs, Andria, Attwooll, Beaupuy, Birutis, Bourlanges, Bowles, Budreikaitė, Busk, Carlshamre, Cavada, Chatzimarkakis, Chiesa, Cocilovo, Davies, Degutis, Deprez, De Sarnez, Di Pietro, Drčar Murko, Duff, Duquesne, Ek, Fourtou, Gentvilas, Geremek, Griesbeck, Guardans Cambó, Hall, Harkin, Hennis-Plasschaert, in 't Veld, Jäätteenmäki, Jensen, Juknevičienė, Kacin, Karim, Klinz, Koch-Mehrin, Krahmer, Kułakowski, Lambsdorff, Laperrouze, Lax, Lehideux, Ludford, Lynne, Maaten, Malmström, Manders, Matsakis, Mulder, Newton Dunn, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Onyszkiewicz, Ortuondo Larrea, Oviir, Pannella, Pistelli, Procacci, Prodi, Resetarits, Ries, Riis-Jørgensen, Samuelsen, Savi, Sbarbati, Schuth, Staniszewska, Starkevičiūtė, Sterckx, Szent-Iványi, Takkula, Toia, Väyrynen, Virrankoski, Wallis, Watson

GUE/NGL: Adamou, Bertinotti, Brie, Catania, de Brún, Figueiredo, Flasarová, Guerreiro, Guidoni, Henin, Kaufmann, Kohlíček, Liotard, McDonald, Markov, Maštálka, Meijer, Meyer Pleite, Morgantini, Musacchio, Papadimoulis, Pflüger, Portas, Ransdorf, Remek, Rizzo, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Strož, Svensson, Triantaphyllides, Uca, Verges, Wagenknecht, Wurtz, Zimmer

IND/DEM: Belder, Blokland, Bonde, Borghezio, Chruszcz, Giertych, Goudin, Karatzaferis, Lundgren, Salvini, Sinnott, Speroni, Wohlin, Wojciechowski Bernard, Zapałowski

NI: Battilocchio, Belohorská, Bobošíková, Claeys, Czarnecki Marek Aleksander, Czarnecki Ryszard, De Michelis, Dillen, Helmer, Martin Hans-Peter, Masiel, Mölzer, Mussolini, Rivera, Romagnoli, Rutowicz, Vanhecke

PPE-DE: Albertini, Andrikienė, Antoniozzi, Atkins, Audy, Ayuso González, Bachelot-Narquin, Barsi-Pataky, Bauer, Beazley, Becsey, Belet, Berend, Böge, Bonsignore, Bowis, Bradbourn, Braghetto, Brejc, Brepoels, Březina, Brok, Brunetta, Bushill-Matthews, Busuttil, Buzek, Callanan, Carollo, Casa, Castiglione, del Castillo Vera, Cederschiöld, Cesa, Chichester, Chmielewski, Cirino Pomicino, Coelho, Coveney, Daul, Dehaene, Demetriou, Descamps, Deß, Deva, De Veyrac, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dimitrakopoulos, Dionisi, Dombrovskis, Doorn, Doyle, Duchoň, Duka-Zólyomi, Ebner, Ehler, Elles, Esteves, Eurlings, Evans Jonathan, Fajmon, Fatuzzo, Ferber, Fernández Martín, Fjellner, Florenz, Fontaine, Fraga Estévez, Freitas, Friedrich, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote Quecedo, García-Margallo y Marfil, Gargani, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gauzès, Gawronski, Gewalt, Gklavakis, Glattfelder, Gomolka, Graça Moura, Gräßle, Grossetête, Guellec, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Gyürk, Handzlik, Hannan, Hatzidakis, Heaton-Harris, Hennicot-Schoepges, Herranz García, Herrero-Tejedor, Hieronymi, Higgins, Hökmark, Hoppenstedt, Hudacký, Hybášková, Ibrisagic, Itälä, Iturgaiz Angulo, Jackson, Jałowiecki, Járóka, Jarzembowski, Jeggle, Jordan Cizelj, Kaczmarek, Kamall, Karas, Kasoulides, Kauppi, Kelam, Kirkhope, Klaß, Klich, Koch, Konrad, Korhola, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Kudrycka, Kušķis, Kuźmiuk, Lamassoure, Langen, Langendries, Lauk, Lechner, Lehne, Lewandowski, Liese, Lombardo, López-Istúriz White, Lulling, Maat, McGuinness, McMillan-Scott, Mann Thomas, Marques, Martens, Mathieu, Mato Adrover, Matsis, Mauro, Mavrommatis, Mayer, Mayor Oreja, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Mitchell, Montoro Romero, Musotto, Nassauer, Nicholson, Niebler, van Nistelrooij, Novak, Olajos, Olbrycht, Oomen-Ruijten, Őry, Ouzký, Pack, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Papastamkos, Parish, Pīks, Piskorski, Pleštinská, Podestà, Podkański, Poettering, Pomés Ruiz, Posdorf, Posselt, Purvis, Queiró, Rack, Radwan, Reul, Ribeiro e Castro, Roithová, Rudi Ubeda, Rübig, Saïfi, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Samaras, Sartori, Saryusz-Wolski, Schierhuber, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schöpflin, Schröder, Schwab, Seeber, Seeberg, Siekierski, Škottová, Sommer, Sonik, Spautz, Šťastný, Stenzel, Stevenson, Strejček, Stubb, Sturdy, Sudre, Sumberg, Surján, Szájer, Tajani, Tannock, Thyssen, Toubon, Trakatellis, Ulmer, Vakalis, Van Orden, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Varvitsiotis, Vatanen, Ventre, Vernola, Vidal-Quadras Roca, Vlasák, Vlasto, Weber Manfred, Weisgerber, Wieland, Wijkman, von Wogau, Wojciechowski Janusz, Wortmann-Kool, Wuermeling, Záborská, Zahradil, Zaleski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Zieleniec, Zvěřina, Zwiefka

PSE: Andersson, Arif, Arnaoutakis, Assis, Attard-Montalto, Ayala Sender, Batzeli, Beglitis, Beňová, van den Berg, Berger, Berlinguer, Berman, Bersani, Bösch, Bono, Bourzai, Bozkurt, Bullmann, Calabuig Rull, Capoulas Santos, Carlotti, Carnero González, Casaca, Cashman, Cercas, Christensen, Corbett, Corbey, Correia, Cottigny, D'Alema, De Keyser, De Rossa, Désir, De Vits, Dobolyi, Douay, El Khadraoui, Estrela, Ettl, Evans Robert, Falbr, Fava, Fazakas, Fernandes, Ferreira Anne, Ferreira Elisa, Ford, Fruteau, García Pérez, Gebhardt, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gierek, Gill, Glante, Goebbels, Golik, Gomes, Grabowska, Grech, Gröner, Groote, Gruber, Guy-Quint, Hänsch, Harangozó, Hasse Ferreira, Haug, Hazan, Hedh, Hedkvist Petersen, Hegyi, Herczog, Honeyball, Howitt, Hughes, Hutchinson, Ilves, Jørgensen, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kósáné Kovács, Koterec, Krehl, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kristensen, Kuc, Kuhne, Laignel, Lambrinidis, Lavarra, Lehtinen, Leichtfried, Leinen, Liberadzki, Lienemann, McAvan, McCarthy, Madeira, Maňka, Mann Erika, Martin David, Martínez Martínez, Masip Hidalgo, Mastenbroek, Medina Ortega, Miguélez Ramos, Mikko, Moraes, Moreno Sánchez, Morgan, Moscovici, Muscat, Myller, Napoletano, Navarro, Obiols i Germà, Paasilinna, Pahor, Paleckis, Panzeri, Patrie, Piecyk, Pinior, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Poignant, Prets, Rapkay, Rasmussen, Reynaud, Riera Madurell, Rocard, Rosati, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rouček, Roure, Sacconi, Sakalas, Salinas García, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Savary, Schapira, Scheele, Segelström, Sifunakis, Siwiec, Skinner, Sornosa Martínez, Sousa Pinto, Stihler, Stockmann, Swoboda, Szejna, Tabajdi, Tarabella, Tarand, Thomsen, Titley, Tzampazi, Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Van Lancker, Vaugrenard, Vergnaud, Vincenzi, Weber Henri, Weiler, Westlund, Whitehead, Wiersma, Wynn, Xenogiannakopoulou, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Zingaretti

UEN: Angelilli, Aylward, Berlato, Bielan, Camre, Didžiokas, Foglietta, Janowski, Kamiński, Krasts, Kristovskis, La Russa, Libicki, Muscardini, Ó Neachtain, Pavilionis, Pirilli, Roszkowski, Ryan, Szymański, Tatarella, Vaidere, Zīle

Verts/ALE: Aubert, Auken, Beer, Bennahmias, Breyer, Buitenweg, Cohn-Bendit, Cramer, Evans Jillian, Flautre, Frassoni, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Hammerstein Mintz, Harms, Hassi, Horáček, Hudghton, Isler Béguin, Joan i Marí, Jonckheer, Kallenbach, Kusstatscher, Lagendijk, Lambert, Lichtenberger, Lipietz, Lucas, Özdemir, Onesta, Romeva i Rueda, Rühle, Schlyter, Schmidt, Schroedter, Smith, Staes, Trüpel, Turmes, Voggenhuber

Against: 17

IND/DEM: Batten, Bloom, Booth, Clark, Farage, Grabowski, Knapman, Krupa, Nattrass, Pęk, Piotrowski, Rogalski, Titford, Tomczak, Whittaker, Wise

NI: Mote

Abstention: 18

IND/DEM: Coûteaux, de Villiers, Železný

NI: Allister, Baco, Gollnisch, Kozlík, Lang, Le Pen Jean-Marie, Le Pen Marine, Le Rachinel, Martinez, Schenardi

PPE-DE: Goepel, Landsbergis, Pieper

Verts/ALE: van Buitenen, Ždanoka

5.   Wijkman report A6-0312/2005

For: 450

ALDE: Alvaro, Andrejevs, Andria, Attwooll, Beaupuy, Birutis, Bonino, Bourlanges, Bowles, Budreikaitė, Busk, Carlshamre, Cavada, Chatzimarkakis, Chiesa, Cocilovo, Davies, Degutis, Deprez, De Sarnez, Di Pietro, Drčar Murko, Duff, Duquesne, Ek, Fourtou, Gentvilas, Geremek, Griesbeck, Guardans Cambó, Hall, Harkin, Hennis-Plasschaert, in 't Veld, Jäätteenmäki, Jensen, Juknevičienė, Kacin, Karim, Klinz, Koch-Mehrin, Krahmer, Kułakowski, Lambsdorff, Laperrouze, Lax, Lehideux, Ludford, Maaten, Malmström, Manders, Matsakis, Mulder, Newton Dunn, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Onyszkiewicz, Ortuondo Larrea, Oviir, Pannella, Pistelli, Polfer, Procacci, Prodi, Resetarits, Ries, Riis-Jørgensen, Samuelsen, Savi, Sbarbati, Schuth, Staniszewska, Starkevičiūtė, Sterckx, Szent-Iványi, Takkula, Toia, Väyrynen, Virrankoski, Wallis, Watson

GUE/NGL: Henin, Kohlíček, Meijer, Ransdorf, Remek, Strož, Verges, Wurtz

IND/DEM: Belder, Blokland, Bonde, Borghezio, Coûteaux, Karatzaferis, Salvini, Sinnott, de Villiers

NI: Baco, Battilocchio, Belohorská, Czarnecki Marek Aleksander, Czarnecki Ryszard, Kozlík, Masiel, Rivera, Rutowicz

PPE-DE: Albertini, Andrikienė, Antoniozzi, Ayuso González, Barsi-Pataky, Bauer, Beazley, Becsey, Belet, Braghetto, Brepoels, Březina, Brunetta, Busuttil, Buzek, Carollo, Casa, Castiglione, del Castillo Vera, Cederschiöld, Cesa, Chmielewski, Cirino Pomicino, Coelho, Demetriou, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dimitrakopoulos, Dionisi, Dombrovskis, Doyle, Duka-Zólyomi, Ebner, Esteves, Fatuzzo, Fernández Martín, Fjellner, Florenz, Fraga Estévez, Freitas, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote Quecedo, García-Margallo y Marfil, Gargani, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gauzès, Gawronski, Gewalt, Gklavakis, Glattfelder, Goepel, Graça Moura, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Gyürk, Handzlik, Hatzidakis, Hennicot-Schoepges, Herranz García, Herrero-Tejedor, Hieronymi, Higgins, Hökmark, Hudacký, Ibrisagic, Itälä, Jałowiecki, Járóka, Jordan Cizelj, Kaczmarek, Kauppi, Kelam, Klaß, Klich, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Kudrycka, Kušķis, Kuźmiuk, Landsbergis, Langendries, Lewandowski, Liese, Lombardo, López-Istúriz White, McGuinness, Mann Thomas, Marques, Mato Adrover, Matsis, Mauro, Mavrommatis, Mayer, Mayor Oreja, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Mitchell, Montoro Romero, Musotto, Novak, Olajos, Olbrycht, Őry, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Papastamkos, Pīks, Piskorski, Pleštinská, Podestà, Poettering, Pomés Ruiz, Posdorf, Queiró, Ribeiro e Castro, Roithová, Rudi Ubeda, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Samaras, Sartori, Saryusz-Wolski, Schmitt, Schöpflin, Schröder, Schwab, Seeberg, Siekierski, Spautz, Šťastný, Stubb, Surján, Szájer, Tajani, Thyssen, Toubon, Trakatellis, Vakalis, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Varvitsiotis, Vatanen, Ventre, Vernola, Vidal-Quadras Roca, Weisgerber, Wieland, Wijkman, Wojciechowski Janusz, Wuermeling, Zaleski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Zieleniec, Zwiefka

PSE: Andersson, Arif, Arnaoutakis, Assis, Attard-Montalto, Ayala Sender, Batzeli, Beglitis, Beňová, van den Berg, Berger, Berlinguer, Berman, Bösch, Bono, Bourzai, Bozkurt, Bullmann, Calabuig Rull, Capoulas Santos, Carlotti, Carnero González, Casaca, Cashman, Castex, Cercas, Christensen, Corbett, Corbey, Correia, Cottigny, D'Alema, De Keyser, De Rossa, Désir, De Vits, Dobolyi, Douay, El Khadraoui, Estrela, Ettl, Evans Robert, Falbr, Fava, Fazakas, Fernandes, Ferreira Anne, Ford, Fruteau, García Pérez, Gebhardt, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gierek, Gill, Glante, Goebbels, Golik, Gomes, Grabowska, Grech, Gröner, Groote, Gruber, Guy-Quint, Hänsch, Harangozó, Hasse Ferreira, Haug, Hazan, Hedh, Hedkvist Petersen, Hegyi, Herczog, Honeyball, Howitt, Hughes, Hutchinson, Ilves, Jørgensen, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kósáné Kovács, Koterec, Krehl, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kuc, Kuhne, Laignel, Lambrinidis, Lavarra, Lehtinen, Leichtfried, Leinen, Liberadzki, Lienemann, McAvan, McCarthy, Madeira, Maňka, Mann Erika, Martin David, Martínez Martínez, Masip Hidalgo, Medina Ortega, Miguélez Ramos, Mikko, Moraes, Moreno Sánchez, Morgan, Moscovici, Muscat, Myller, Napoletano, Navarro, Obiols i Germà, Paasilinna, Pahor, Paleckis, Panzeri, Patrie, Piecyk, Pinior, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Poignant, Prets, Rapkay, Rasmussen, Reynaud, Riera Madurell, Rocard, Rosati, Roth-Behrendt, Rouček, Roure, Sacconi, Sakalas, Salinas García, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Schapira, Scheele, Segelström, Sifunakis, Siwiec, Skinner, Sornosa Martínez, Sousa Pinto, Stihler, Stockmann, Swoboda, Szejna, Tabajdi, Tarabella, Tarand, Thomsen, Titley, Tzampazi, Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Van Lancker, Vaugrenard, Vergnaud, Vincenzi, Weber Henri, Weiler, Westlund, Whitehead, Wiersma, Wynn, Xenogiannakopoulou, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Zingaretti

UEN: Angelilli, Aylward, Berlato, Bielan, Crowley, Didžiokas, Foglietta, Janowski, Krasts, Kristovskis, La Russa, Muscardini, Ó Neachtain, Pavilionis, Pirilli, Ryan, Tatarella, Vaidere, Zīle

Verts/ALE: Smith

Against: 66

GUE/NGL: Pflüger

IND/DEM: Batten, Bloom, Booth, Chruszcz, Clark, Farage, Giertych, Goudin, Grabowski, Knapman, Krupa, Lundgren, Nattrass, Pęk, Piotrowski, Rogalski, Titford, Tomczak, Whittaker, Wise, Wohlin, Wojciechowski Bernard, Zapałowski

NI: Allister, Helmer, Mote, Mussolini, Romagnoli

PPE-DE: Berend, Böge, Deß, Ehler, Fajmon, Gomolka, Gräßle, Hoppenstedt, Jarzembowski, Karas, Koch, Konrad, Korhola, Langen, Lauk, Lechner, Lulling, Ouzký, Pieper, Posselt, Rack, Reul, Rübig, Schierhuber, Schnellhardt, Seeber, Škottová, Sommer, Stenzel, Strejček, Ulmer, Zahradil

UEN: Kamiński, Libicki, Roszkowski, Szymański

Verts/ALE: Voggenhuber

Abstention: 143

ALDE: Lynne

GUE/NGL: Adamou, Bertinotti, Brie, Catania, de Brún, Figueiredo, Flasarová, Guerreiro, Guidoni, Kaufmann, Liotard, McDonald, Maštálka, Meyer Pleite, Morgantini, Musacchio, Papadimoulis, Portas, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Svensson, Triantaphyllides, Uca, Wagenknecht, Zimmer

IND/DEM: Železný

NI: Bobošíková, Claeys, Dillen, Gollnisch, Le Pen Jean-Marie, Le Pen Marine, Le Rachinel, Martin Hans-Peter, Martinez, Mölzer, Schenardi, Vanhecke

PPE-DE: Atkins, Audy, Bachelot-Narquin, Bonsignore, Bowis, Bradbourn, Brejc, Bushill-Matthews, Callanan, Chichester, Coveney, Daul, Descamps, Deva, De Veyrac, Doorn, Duchoň, Elles, Eurlings, Evans Jonathan, Ferber, Fontaine, Friedrich, Grossetête, Guellec, Hannan, Heaton-Harris, Jackson, Jeggle, Kamall, Kasoulides, Kirkhope, Lamassoure, Lehne, Maat, McMillan-Scott, Martens, Mathieu, Nassauer, Nicholson, Niebler, van Nistelrooij, Oomen-Ruijten, Pack, Parish, Podkański, Purvis, Radwan, Saïfi, Sonik, Stevenson, Sturdy, Sudre, Sumberg, Tannock, Van Orden, Vlasák, Vlasto, Weber Manfred, von Wogau, Wortmann-Kool, Záborská, Zvěřina

PSE: Rothe

UEN: Camre

Verts/ALE: Aubert, Auken, Beer, Bennahmias, Breyer, van Buitenen, Buitenweg, Cohn-Bendit, Cramer, Evans Jillian, Flautre, Frassoni, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Hammerstein Mintz, Harms, Hassi, Horáček, Hudghton, Isler Béguin, Joan i Marí, Jonckheer, Kallenbach, Kusstatscher, Lagendijk, Lambert, Lichtenberger, Lipietz, Lucas, Özdemir, Onesta, Romeva i Rueda, Rühle, Schlyter, Schmidt, Schroedter, Staes, Trüpel, Turmes, Ždanoka

Corrections to votes

For: Elisabeth Schroedter, Bart Staes, Heide Rühle, Caroline Lucas, Margrete Auken, Eva Lichtenberger, Johannes Voggenhuber, Satu Hassi, Hans-Peter Martin, Alain Lipietz, Cem Özdemir, Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, Elly de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Claude Turmes, Gisela Kallenbach, Jean Lambert, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Hiltrud Breyer, Pierre Jonckheer, Michael Cramer, Rebecca Harms, Sepp Kusstatscher, Friedrich-Wilhelm Graefe zu Baringdorf, Mechtild Rothe

Against: Antonio Masip Hidalgo

Abstention: Antonio Masip HidalgoJacques Toubon, Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines


TEXTS ADOPTED

 

P6_TA(2005)0428

Information to air passengers ***I

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the information of air transport passengers on the identity of the operating carrier and on communication of safety information by Member States (COM(2005) 0048 — C6-0046/2005 — 2005/0008(COD))

(Codecision procedure, first reading)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2005) 0048) (1),

having regard to Article 251(2) and Article 80(2) of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission submitted the proposal to Parliament (C6-0046/2005),

having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A6-0310/2005),

1.

Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2.

Calls on the Commission to refer the matter to Parliament again if it intends to amend the proposal substantially or replace it with another text;

3.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.


(1)  Not yet published in OJ.

P6_TC1-COD(2005)0008

Position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 16 November 2005 with a view to the adoption of regulation (EC) No .../2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a Community list of air carriers subject to an operating ban within the Community and on informing air transport passengers of the identity of the operating air carrier, and repealing Article 9 of Directive 2004/36/EC

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 80(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

After consulting the Committee of the Regions,

Acting in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 251 of the Treaty (2),

Whereas:

(1)

Action by the Community in the field of air transport should aim, as a priority, at ensuring a high level of protection for passengers from safety risks. Moreover, full account should be taken of the requirements of consumer protection in general.

(2)

A Community list of air carriers that do not meet relevant safety requirements should be brought to the notice of passengers so as to ensure the utmost transparency. This Community list should be based on common criteria drawn up at Community level.

(3)

Air carriers included in the Community list should be subject to an operating ban. The operating bans included in the Community list should apply throughout the territory of the Member States to which the Treaty applies.

(4)

Air carriers that do not enjoy traffic rights in one or more of the Member States may nonetheless fly to and from the Community when their aircraft, with or without crew, are leased by companies that do enjoy such rights. Provision should be made for an operating ban included in the Community list to apply equally to such air carriers, since these air carriers could otherwise operate in the Community while not complying with the relevant safety standards.

(5)

An air carrier which is subject to an operating ban could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased aircraft of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with.

(6)

The procedure for updating the Community list should allow for decisions to be taken swiftly, in order to provide adequate and up-to-date safety information to air passengers and to guarantee that air carriers that have remedied safety deficiencies are taken off the list as soon as possible. At the same time, the procedures should respect the air carrier's rights of defence and should be without prejudice to international agreements and conventions to which the Member States or the Community are parties, in particular the 1944 Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation. The implementing measures on matters of procedure, to be adopted by the Commission, should notably cater for these requirements.

(7)

When an operating ban has been imposed on an air carrier, appropriate action should be taken with a view to assisting that air carrier in remedying the deficiencies that gave rise to that ban.

(8)

In exceptional cases, Member States should be allowed to take unilateral measures. In cases of urgency and when confronted with an unforeseen safety problem, Member States should have the possibility to impose immediately an operating ban in respect of their own territory. Moreover, where the Commission has decided not to include an air carrier in the Community list, Member States should also be able to impose or maintain an operating ban in view of a safety problem which does not exist in the other Member States. Member States should make restrictive application of these possibilities, taking account of the Community interest and with a view to presenting a common approach in respect of aviation safety. This should be without prejudice to Article 8 of Council Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 of 16 December 1991 on the harmonization of technical requirements and administrative procedures in the field of civil aviation (3) and to Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 1592/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2002 on common rules in the field of civil aviation and establishing a European Aviation Safety Agency (4).

(9)

Information on the safety of air carriers should be published in an effective manner, such as through use of the Internet.

(10)

In order for the competitive framework in air transport to yield the greatest possible benefits for companies and passengers, it is important that consumers receive the necessary information to be able to make informed choices.

(11)

The identity of the air carrier or carriers actually operating the flight is an essential piece of information. However, consumers concluding a contract of carriage, which could comprise both an outward and a return flight, are not always informed about the identity of the air carrier or carriers actually operating the flight or flights concerned.

(12)

Council Directive 90/314/EEC of 13 June 1990 on package travel, package holidays and package tours (5) requires certain information to be made available to consumers, but that information does not include the identity of the operating air carrier.

(13)

Council Regulation (EEC) No 2299/89 of 24 July 1989 on a code of conduct for computer reservation systems (CRS) (6) entitles consumers booking a flight via a computer reservation system to be informed of the identity of the operating air carrier. Nevertheless, even in scheduled air transport, industry practices exist, such as wet leasing, or code-sharing if booked without a CRS, where the air carrier which has sold the flight under its name does not actually operate it and where there is currently no legal right for the passenger to be informed of the identity of the air carrier actually performing the service.

(14)

These practices increase flexibility and allow a better provision of services to passengers. Moreover, a certain number of last minute changes, in particular for technical reasons, is unavoidable and contributes to the safety of air transport. This flexibility should, however, be balanced by verification that the companies actually operating the flights meet safety requirements and by transparency for consumers in order to guarantee them the right of making an informed choice. A fair balance between the commercial viability of air carriers and passenger access to information should be sought.

(15)

Air carriers should pursue a policy of transparency vis-à-vis passengers regarding safety-related information. Publishing such information should contribute to passenger awareness of the reliability of air carriers in safety terms.

(16)

Air carriers are responsible for reporting safety deficiencies to the national air safety authorities as well as for addressing such deficiencies without delay. Air and ground crew are expected to take appropriate action when safety deficiencies are apparent to them. It would be contrary to the interests of aviation safety if staff were to be penalised for doing so, as follows from Article 8(4) of Directive 2003/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 June 2003 on occurrence reporting in civil aviation (7).

(17)

In addition to the situations covered by Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 February 2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event of denied boarding and of cancellation or long delay of flights (8), passengers should be offered the right to reimbursement or to re-routing in certain specific other situations falling within the scope of this Regulation, if there is a sufficiently close connection with the Community.

(18)

In addition to the rules set out in this Regulation, the implications of changes to the identity of the operating carrier for the performance of the contract of carriage should be governed by the laws of the Member States applicable to contracts and by relevant Community law, in particular Council Directives 90/314/EEC and 93/13/EEC of 5 April 1993 on unfair terms in consumer contracts (9).

(19)

This Regulation is part of a legislative process pursuing an efficient and coherent approach to reinforcing air safety in the Community, in which the European Aviation Safety Agency plays an important role. With an extension of the competencies of this Agency, such as in respect of third-country aircraft, its role under this Regulation could be further expanded. Special attention should be given to further improving the quality and quantity of safety inspections of aircraft and to harmonising these inspections.

(20)

Where there is a risk to safety that has not been adequately resolved by the Member State(s) concerned, the Commission should have the possibility of adopting immediate measures on a provisional basis. In such cases, the committee assisting the Commission in its work under this Regulation should act in accordance with the advisory procedure provided for in Article 3 of Council Decision 1999/468/EC of 28 June 1999 laying down the procedures for the exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commission (10).

(21)

In all other cases, the committee assisting the Commission in its work under this Regulation should act in accordance with the regulatory procedure provided for in Article 5 of Decision 1999/468/EC.

(22)

Since the relation between this Regulation and Article 9 of Directive 2004/36/CE of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on the safety of third-country aircraft using Community airports (11) would otherwise be unclear, that Article should be repealed with a view to providing legal certainty.

(23)

Member States should lay down rules on penalties applicable to infringements of the provisions of Chapter III of this Regulation and ensure that these penalties are applied. The penalties, which may be of a civil or administrative nature, should be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

(24)

The Commission should analyse the application of this Regulation and, after a sufficient period, report on the efficiency of its provisions.

(25)

Any competent civil aviation authority in the Community may decide that air carriers, including those not operating in the territory of the Member States to which the Treaty applies, might lodge a request with that authority to subject the air carrier so requesting to systematic checks in order to verify its likelihood of compliance with the relevant safety standards.

(26)

This Regulation should not preclude the Member States from introducing a quality labelling system for air carriers at national level, for which the criteria might include considerations other than minimum safety requirements, in accordance with Community law.

(27)

Arrangements for greater cooperation over the use of Gibraltar airport were agreed in London on 2 December 1987 by the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom in a joint declaration by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries. Such arrangements have yet to enter into operation,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

General provisions

Article 1

Subject matter

1.   This Regulation establishes rules:

(a)

on the establishment and publication of a Community list, based on common criteria, of air carriers which, for safety reasons, are subject to an operating ban in the Community, and

(b)

on informing air passengers of the identity of the air carrier operating the flights on which they travel.

2.   The application of this Regulation to the airport of Gibraltar is understood to be without prejudice to the respective legal positions of the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom with regard to the dispute over sovereignty over the territory in which the airport is situated.

3.   Application of this Regulation to Gibraltar airport shall be suspended until the arrangements included in the Joint Declaration made by the Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom on 2 December 1987 enter into operation. The Governments of Spain and the United Kingdom will inform the Council of such date of entry into operation.

Article 2

Definitions

For the purpose of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

(a)

‘air carrier’ means an air transport undertaking with a valid operating licence or equivalent;

(b)

‘contract of carriage’ means a contract for or including air transport services, including one where the carriage is composed of two or more flights operated by the same or different air carriers;

(c)

‘air carriage contractor’ means the carrier which concludes a contract of carriage with a passenger or, where the contract comprises a package, the tour operator. Any ticket seller shall also be deemed an air carriage contractor;

(d)

‘ticket seller’ means the seller of an air ticket who arranges a contract of carriage with a passenger, whether for a flight on its own or as part of a package, other than an air carrier or a tour operator;

(e)

‘operating air carrier’ means an air carrier that performs or intends to perform a flight under a contract of carriage with a passenger, or on behalf of another person, legal or natural, having a contract of carriage with that passenger;

(f)

‘operating authorisation or technical permission’ means any legislative or administrative act by a Member State, which provides either that an air carrier may operate air services to and from its airports or that an air carrier may operate in its airspace or that an air carrier may exercise traffic rights;

(g)

‘operating ban’ means the refusal, suspension, revocation or restriction of an air carrier's operating authorisation or technical permission for safety reasons, or any equivalent safety measures in respect of an air carrier which has no traffic rights in the Community but whose aircraft might otherwise be operated in the Community under a lease agreement;

(h)

‘package’ means those services defined in Article 2(1), of Directive 90/314/EEC;

(i)

‘reservation’ means the fact that the passenger has a ticket or other proof, which indicates that the reservation has been accepted and registered by the air carriage contractor;

(j)

‘relevant safety standards’ means the international safety standards contained in the Chicago Convention and its Annexes as well as, where applicable, those in relevant Community law.

CHAPTER II

Community List

Article 3

Establishment of the Community List

1.   With a view to reinforcing air safety, a list of air carriers that are subject to an operating ban in the Community (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Community list’) shall be established. Each Member State shall enforce, within its territory, the operating bans included in the Community list in respect of the air carriers that are the subject of those bans.

2.   The common criteria for imposing an operating ban on an air carrier, which shall be based on the relevant safety standards, are set out in the Annex (and are hereinafter referred to as ‘the common criteria’). The Commission may modify the Annex, in particular in order to take account of scientific and technical developments, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 15(3).

3.   For the purpose of establishing the Community list for the first time, each Member State shall, by ... (12), communicate to the Commission the identity of the air carriers that are subject to an operating ban in its territory, together with the reasons which led to the adoption of such bans and any other relevant information. The Commission shall inform the other Member States of these operating bans.

4.   Within one month of receiving the information communicated by the Member States, the Commission shall, on the basis of the common criteria, decide on the imposition of an operating ban on the air carriers concerned and shall establish the Community list of air carriers on which it has imposed an operating ban, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 15(3).

Article 4

Updating of the Community list

1.   The Community list shall be updated:

(a)

to impose an operating ban on an air carrier and include this air carrier on the Community list, on the basis of the common criteria;

(b)

to remove an air carrier from the Community list, if the safety deficiency or deficiencies that gave rise to the inclusion of the air carrier on the Community list have been remedied and there is no other reason, on the basis of the common criteria, to maintain the air carrier on the Community list;

(c)

to modify the conditions of an operating ban imposed on an air carrier which is included on the Community list.

2.   The Commission, acting on its own initiative or at the request of a Member State, shall decide to update the Community list as soon as this is required under paragraph 1, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 15(3) and on the basis of the common criteria. At least every three months, the Commission shall verify whether it is appropriate to update the Community list.

3.   Each Member State and the European Aviation Safety Agency shall communicate to the Commission all information that may be relevant in the context of updating the Community list. The Commission shall forward all relevant information to the other Member States.

Article 5

Provisional measures for updating of the Community list

1.   Where it is evident that the continued operation of an air carrier in the Community is likely to constitute a serious risk to safety, and that such a risk has not been resolved satisfactorily by means of urgent measures taken by the Member State(s) concerned in accordance with Article 6(1), the Commission may provisionally adopt the measures referred to in Article 4(1)(a) or (c), in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 15(2).

2.   As soon as possible, and at most within 10 working days, the Commission shall submit the matter to the Committee referred to in Article 15(1) and shall decide to confirm, amend, revoke or extend the measure which it has adopted under paragraph 1 of this Article, acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 15(3).

Article 6

Exceptional measures

1.   In cases of urgency, this Regulation shall not preclude a Member State from reacting to an unforeseen safety problem by imposing an immediate operating ban in respect of its own territory, taking into account the common criteria.

2.   A decision by the Commission not to include an air carrier in the Community list in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 3(4) or 4(2) shall not preclude a Member State from imposing or maintaining an operating ban on the air carrier concerned in view of a safety problem specifically affecting that Member State.

3.   In either of the situations referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2, the Member State concerned shall immediately inform the Commission, which shall inform the other Member States. In the situation referred to in paragraph 1, the Member State concerned shall without delay submit a request to the Commission to update the Community list, in accordance with Article 4(2).

Article 7

Rights of defence

The Commission shall ensure that, when it adopts decisions as referred to in Articles 3(4), 4(2) and 5, the air carrier concerned is given the opportunity of being heard, taking into account the need, in some cases, for an urgency procedure.

Article 8

Implementing measures

1.   The Commission, acting in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 15(3), shall, where appropriate, adopt implementing measures in order to lay down detailed rules in respect of the procedures referred to in this Chapter.

2.   In deciding these measures the Commission shall take due account of the need for decisions to be taken swiftly on updating the Community list and shall, where appropriate, provide the possibility of an urgency procedure.

Article 9

Publication

1.   The Community list and any modification thereto shall be published immediately in the Official Journal of the European Union.

2.   The Commission and the Member States shall take the measures necessary to facilitate public access to the Community list, as most recently updated, in particular through the use of the Internet.

3.   Air carriage contractors, national civil aviation authorities, the European Aviation Safety Agency and airports in the territory of the Member States shall bring the Community list to the attention of passengers, both via their websites and, where relevant, in their premises.

CHAPTER III

Information to passengers

Article 10

Scope

1.   The provisions of this Chapter shall apply in respect of the carriage of passengers by air, where the flight is part of a contract of carriage and that carriage started in the Community, and

(a)

the flight departs from an airport on territory of a Member State to which the Treaty applies, or

(b)

the flight departs from an airport in a third country and arrives at an airport on territory of a Member State to which the Treaty applies, or

(c)

the flight departs from an airport in a third country and arrives at another such airport.

2.   The provisions of this Chapter shall apply whether the flight is scheduled or non-scheduled and whether the flight is part of a package or not.

3.   The provisions of this Chapter shall not affect the rights of passengers under Directive 90/314/EEC and Regulation (EEC) No 2299/89.

Article 11

Information on the identity of the operating air carrier

1.   Upon reservation, the air carriage contractor shall inform the passenger of the identity of the operating air carrier or carriers, whatever the means used to make the reservation.

2.   Where the identity of the operating air carrier or carriers is not yet known at the time of reservation, the air carriage contractor shall ensure that the passenger is informed of the name or names of the air carrier or carriers that is or are likely to act as operating air carrier or carriers on the flight or flights concerned. In such case, the air carriage contractor shall ensure that the passenger is informed of the identity of the operating air carrier or carriers as soon as such identity is established.

3.   Wherever the operating air carrier or carriers is or are changed after reservation, the air carriage contractor shall, irrespective of the reason for the change, take immediately all appropriate steps to ensure that the passenger is informed of the change as soon as possible. In all cases, passengers shall be informed at check-in, or on boarding where no check-in is required for a connecting flight.

4.   The air carrier or the tour operator, as the case may be, shall ensure that the relevant air carriage contractor is informed of the identity of the operating air carrier or carriers as soon as this is known, in particular in the event of a change of such identity.

5.   If a ticket seller has not been informed of the identity of the operating air carrier, it shall not be responsible for not complying with the obligations provided for in this Article.

6.   The obligation of the air carriage contractor to inform passengers of the identity of the operating air carrier or carriers shall be specified in the general terms of sale applicable to the contract of carriage.

Article 12

Right to reimbursement or re-routing

1.   This Regulation shall not affect the right to reimbursement or re-routing as provided for in Regulation (EC) No 261/2004.

2.   In cases where Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 does not apply, and

(a)

the operating air carrier notified to the passenger has been entered on the Community list and is subject to an operating ban which has led to the cancellation of the flight concerned, or which would have led to such cancellation if the flight concerned had been operated in the Community, or

(b)

the operating air carrier notified to the passenger has been replaced by another operating air carrier which has been entered on the Community list and is subject to an operating ban which has led to the cancellation of the flight concerned, or which would have led to such cancellation if the flight concerned had been operated in the Community,

the air carriage contractor which is party to the contract of carriage shall offer the passenger the right to reimbursement or re-routing provided for in Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004, provided that, where the flight has not been cancelled, the passenger has chosen not to take that flight.

3.   Paragraph 2 of this Article shall apply without prejudice to Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004.

Article 13

Penalties

Member States shall ensure compliance with the rules set out in this Chapter and shall lay down penalties for infringement of these rules. The penalties shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

CHAPTER IV

Final provisions

Article 14

Information and amendment

By ... (13), the Commission shall report to the European Parliament and to the Council on the application of this Regulation. The report shall be accompanied, where necessary, by proposals for the amendment of this Regulation.

Article 15

Committee

1.   The Commission shall be assisted by the Committee referred to in Article 12 of Regulation (EEC) No 3922/91 (‘the Committee’).

2.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 3 and 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof.

3.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Articles 5 and 7 of Decision 1999/468/EC shall apply, having regard to the provisions of Article 8 thereof.

The period referred to in Article 5(6) of Decision 1999/468/EC shall be set at three months.

4.   The Commission may consult the Committee on any other matter concerning the application of this Regulation.

5.   The Committee shall adopt its Rules of Procedure.

Article 16

Repeal

Article 9 of Directive 2004/36/EC is hereby repealed.

Article 17

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the 20th day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Articles 10, 11 and 12 shall apply from ... (14) and Article 13 shall apply from ... (15).

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels,

For the European Parliament

The President

For the Council

The President


(1)  Opinion of 28 September 2005 (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(2)  Opinion of the European Parliament of 16 November 2005 (not yet published in the Official Journal) and Council decision of ...

(3)  OJ L 373, 31.12.1991, p. 4. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2871/2000 (OJ L 333, 29.12.2000, p. 47).

(4)  OJ L 240, 07.09.2002, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1701/2003 (OJ L 243, 27.9.2003, p. 5).

(5)  OJ L 158, 23.6.1990, p. 59.

(6)  OJ L 220, 29.7.1989, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 323/1999 (OJ L 40, 13.2.1999, p. 1).

(7)  OJ L 167, 4.7.2003, p. 23.

(8)  OJ L 46, 17.2.2004, p. 1.

(9)  OJ L 95, 21.4.1993, p. 29.

(10)  OJ L 184, 17.7.1999, p. 23.

(11)  OJ L 143, 30.04.2004, p. 76.

(12)  One month after the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

(13)  Three years after the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

(14)  Six months after the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

(15)  One year after the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

ANNEX

COMMON CRITERIA FOR CONSIDERATION OF AN OPERATING BAN FOR SAFETY REASONS AT COMMUNITY LEVEL

Decisions on action at Community level shall be taken according to the merits of each individual case. Depending upon the merits of each case, a carrier or all the carriers certified in the same state might be eligible for action at Community level.

In considering whether an air carrier should be totally or partially banned, it shall be assessed whether the air carrier is meeting the relevant safety standards taking into account the following:

1.

Verified evidence of serious safety deficiencies on the part of an air carrier:

Reports showing serious safety deficiencies, or persistent failure by the carrier to address deficiencies identified by ramp inspections performed under the SAFA programme previously communicated to the carrier.

Serious safety deficiencies identified within the framework of the provisions for the gathering of information in Article 3 of Directive 2004/36/EC on the safety of third-country aircraft.

Operating ban imposed on a carrier by a third country because of substantiated deficiencies related to international safety standards.

Substantiated accident-related informationor serious incident-related information indicating latent systemic safety deficiencies.

2.

Lack of ability and/or willingness of an air carrier to address safety deficiencies as demonstrated by:

Lack of transparency or adequate and timely communication on the part of a carrier in response to an enquiry by the civil aviation authority of a Member State regarding the safety aspect of its operation.

Inappropriate or insufficient corrective action plan presented in response to an identified serious safety deficiency.

3.

Lack of ability and/or willingness of the authorities responsible for the oversight of an air carrier to address safety deficiencies as demonstrated by:

Lack of cooperation with the civil aviation authority of a Member State by the competent authorities of another state, when concerns about the safety of the operation of a carrier licensed or certified in that state have been raised.

Insufficient ability of the competent authorities with regulatory oversight of the carrier to implement and enforce the relevant safety standards. Particular account should be taken of the following:

(a)

audits and related corrective action plans established under ICAO's Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme or under any applicable Community law;

(b)

whether the operating authorisation or technical permission of any carrier under the oversight of that state has previously been refused or revoked by another state;

(c)

the air operator's certificate has not been issued by the competent authority of the state where the carrier has its principle place of business.

Insufficient ability of the competent authorities of the state in which the aircraft used by the air carrier is registered to oversee the aircraft used by the carrier in accordance with its obligations under the Chicago Convention.

P6_TA(2005)0429

Bohunice V1 *

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation on the implementation of Protocol No 9 on the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant in Slovakia, as annexed to the Act concerning the conditions of accession to the European Union of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia (COM(2004)0624 — C6-0205/2004 — 2004/0221(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2004)0624) (1),

having regard to Article 203 of the Euratom Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6-0205/2004),

having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

having regard to the report of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the opinion of the Committee on Budgets (A6-0282/2005),

1.

Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2.

Specifies that the appropriations indicated in the proposal for a regulation are purely for guidance until agreement is reached on the financial perspective for the period 2007 and the following years;

3.

Calls on the Commission to confirm, once the next financial perspective has been adopted, the amounts indicated in the proposal for a regulation or, should the case arise, to submit the adjusted amounts for approval by the European Parliament and the Council, thereby ensuring their compatibility with the ceilings;

4.

Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 119, second paragraph, of the Euratom Treaty;

5.

Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

6.

Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

7.

Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.

TEXT PROPOSED BY THE COMMISSION

AMENDMENTS BY PARLIAMENT

Amendment 1

Recital 3

(3) In the Protocol the European Union has also recognised that decommissioning of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant will have to continue beyond the current Financial Perspectives and that this effort represents a significant financial burden for Slovakia. Decisions on the continuation of assistance from the Union in this field after 2006 will take account of this situation.

(3) In the Protocol the European Union has also recognised that decommissioning of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant will have to continue beyond the current Financial Perspective and that this effort represents a significant financial burden for Slovakia. Furthermore, the European Union is aware that owing to the nature and the extent of decommissioning, efforts in that regard will continue for several years after the 2007-2013 Financial Perspective. Decisions on the continuation of assistance from the Union in this field after 2006 will take account of this situation.

Amendment 2

Recital 4a (new)

 

(4a) The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission recognise the efforts made by Slovakia to increase the safety of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant before accession, and the fact that Slovakia invested approximately EUR 250 million in safety measures between 1993 and 2000, and will take this into consideration when making the decision on the level of financial assistance to be granted to Slovakia.

Amendment 3

Recital 4b (new)

 

(4b) Provision in the Community budget for assistance from the Union should continue to be made after 31 December 2013.

Amendment 4

Recital 4c (new)

 

(4c) The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission also recognise and take due account of the fact that as a result of the early closure of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant, Slovakia will not be in a position to collect all the required decommissioning funds, the gradual provision of which was scheduled in accordance with the initial life-time of the plant.

Amendment 5

Recital 5

(5) Consequently, provision should be made for a sum of EUR 237 million from the Community budget to fund the decommissioning of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant over the period from 2007 to 2013.

(5) Consequently, provision should be made for a sum of EUR 400 million from the Community budget to fund the decommissioning of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant over the period from 2007 to 2013.

Amendment 6

Recital 5a (new)

 

(5a) Recent proposals by the Slovak authorities to increase the amount of State Aid made available to the Slovak nuclear sector by way of the national decommissioning fund should be examined by the Commission in accordance with Community law.

Amendment 7

Recital 5b (new)

 

(5b) Community budget appropriations for decommissioning should not lead to distortions of competition, in relation to power supply companies, on the energy market in the European Union. These appropriations should also be used to finance measures to compensate the loss of production capacity in line with the relevant ‘acquis’ concerning:

(i)

renewable energy sources;

(ii)

energy end-use efficiency;

(iii)

security of electricity supply.

Amendment 16

Recital 5c (new)

 

5c. The European Union, and especially those Member States that will benefit from closure of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant, should make availaible the additional amount of EUR 163 million, in the context of the annual budgetary procedure.

Amendment 8

Recital 8a (new)

 

(8a) In order to compensate for the consequences of the early closure, the decommissioning of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant should be carried out in the manner which best helps to sustain development and growth in Slovakia in line with the Lisbon Strategy.

Amendment 9

Recital 8b (new)

 

(8b) In order to ensure the greatest possible efficiency, the decommissioning of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant should be carried out with recourse to the best available technical expertise, and with due regard to the nature and technological specifications of the units to be shut down.

Amendment 10

Article 2

The Community contribution to the programme under this Regulation shall be granted for the purpose of providing financial support for measures connected with the decommissioning of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant, measures for environmental upgrading in line with the ‘acquis’ and for modernising conventional production capacity to replace the production capacity of the two reactors at the Bohunice V1 power plant and other measures which stem from the decision to close and decommission this plant and which contribute to the necessary restructuring, upgrading of the environment and modernisation of the energy production, transmission and distribution sectors in Slovakia as well as to enhancing security of supply and energy efficiency in Slovakia.

The Community contribution to the programme under this Regulation shall be granted for the purpose of providing financial support for measures connected with the decommissioning of the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant , including:

 

(i)

measures for environmental upgrading in line with the ‘acquis’ ;

(ii)

measures for setting up new production capacity and for modernising existing production capacity to replace the production capacity of the two reactors at the Bohunice V1 power plant ;

(iii)

other measures which stem from the decision to close and decommission this plant and which , in compliance with, and by implementing the applicable ‘acquis’, contribute to the necessary restructuring, upgrading of the environment and modernisation of the energy production, transmission and distribution sectors in Slovakia as well as to enhancing security of supply and energy efficiency in Slovakia.

Amendment 11

Article 2, paragraph 1a (new)

 

The measures to be supported under the Community budget shall be defined in more detail by the Commission in 2006 after it has received the relevant decommissioning plan, comprising all the necessary information on the decommissioning process, from the Slovak authorities. The Commission shall take its annual decision on whether to approve the measures to be financed on the basis of that plan.

Amendment 12

Article 3, paragraph 1

The amount necessary for implementation of the action provided for in Article 2 for the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013 shall be EUR 237 million .

The amount necessary for implementation of the action provided for in Article 2 for the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013 shall be EUR 400 million .

Amendment 13

Article 3, paragraph 3

The amount of the appropriations allocated may be reviewed in the course of the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013 to take account of the progress made with implementation of the programme and ensure that the programming and allocation of the resources are based on actual payment needs and absorption capacity.

The amount of annual appropriations allocated may vary in the course of the period from 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2013 to take account of the progress made with implementation of the programme and ensure that the programming and allocation of the resources are based on actual payment needs and absorption capacity.

Amendment 14

Article 3, paragraph 3a (new)

 

Provision for financial assistance from the Community budget for the purposes set out in Article 2 of this Regulation shall continue to be made after 31 December 2013.

Amendment 15

Article 4

The contribution for certain measures may amount to up to 100 % of the total expenditure. Every effort shall be made to continue the co-financing practice established under the pre-accession assistance and the assistance given over the period 2004-2006 for Slovakia's decommissioning effort as well as to attract co-financing from other sources, as appropriate.

The Community contribution for certain measures may amount to up to 100 % of the total expenditure. Every effort shall be made to continue the co-financing practice established under the pre-accession assistance and the assistance given over the period 2004-2006 for Slovakia's decommissioning effort as well as to attract co-financing from other sources, as appropriate.


(1)  Not yet published in OJ.

P6_TA(2005)0430

Northern dimension

European Parliament resolution on the future of the Northern Dimension

The European Parliament,

having regard to the Second Northern Dimension Action Plan 2004-2006 as endorsed by the European Council held in Brussels on 16 and 17 October 2003,

having regard to the Commission Communication of 11 March 2003 to the Council and the European Parliament on Wider Europe — Neighbourhood: A New Framework for Relations with our Eastern and Southern Neighbours (COM(2003)0104),

having regard to the role of the Northern Dimension in implementing the EU-Russia road maps for the creation of the four Common Spaces (the Common Economic Space, the Common Space of Freedom, Security and Justice, the Common Space of External Security and the Common Space of Research, Education and Culture), which were adopted at the 15th EU-Russia summit in Moscow on 10 May 2005,

having regard to its previous resolutions on the Northern Dimension, in particular those of 16 January 2003 (1) and 20 November 2003 (2) on the Second Action Plan for the Northern Dimension,

having regard to the Commission's Annual Progress Report on the Implementation of the Northern Dimension Action Plan of 20 May 2005 and to the debate in the European Parliament on 8 September 2005,

having regard to Rule 103(4) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.

whereas the Presidency-in-Office has called for a ministerial meeting on the Northern Dimension to be held in Brussels on 21 November 2005, to draw up a plan for the future of the Northern Dimension after the expiry of the current action plan in 2006,

B.

whereas the Commission is currently drawing up its proposals for the future of the Northern Dimension policies, which will have to be adopted in 2006 and come into force in 2007,

C.

whereas the European Council has repeatedly emphasised the importance of the Northern Dimension for both the internal policies of the Union and its external relations, and the European Union needs to develop its neighbourhood and partnership policies and their instruments in order to connect the Union's different dimensions in a coherent way,

D.

whereas the enlargement of the EU has changed the geopolitical map of Northern Europe and shifted the EU's geographical focus towards the north-east, whereas the Northern Dimension entails both new potential and challenges, especially as regards preventing the emergence of new barriers between the EU and its northern neighbours, and whereas enlargement has brought with it a new emphasis on cooperation around the Baltic Sea, since all the Baltic Sea States other than Russia are members of the European Union, on account of which it will be necessary to draw up a separate Baltic Sea strategy within the Northern Dimension,

E.

whereas the previously stated policy objectives of the European Parliament concerning the Northern Dimension have only been partially attained; whereas, in particular, its calls for greater involvement of parliamentarians and other elected representatives are still to be met by the establishment of the Northern Dimension Forum, and Northern Dimension policies continue to have a low profile and suffer from a lack of coordination between the various actors; whereas it supports the activity of its Baltic Inter-group in creating guidelines for further integration in the Baltic Sea Region and the initiative to create a European Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, particularly as an internal pillar of the Northern Dimension,

F.

whereas the principal objectives of the future Northern Dimension policy are to provide a common framework for the promotion of dialogue and cooperation, aimed at promoting stability, well-being and sustainable development in Northern Europe and the Arctic, to stimulate trade, investment and infrastructure, to exploit energy resources, to ease the flow of people and goods across borders while working closely together to combat organised crime, and to promote productive employment as well as social and cultural exchange,

G.

whereas, since its creation in 1999, the Northern Dimension has proved efficient and of political, economic and social value and the Northern Dimension covers one of the most challenging regions of Europe, with a huge potential for future cooperation with Russia, Iceland and Norway;

H.

underlining in particular the value and impact of the Northern Dimension's environmental policy throughout the region, as exemplified by the St Petersburg water treatment facility, but stressing the further need to enhance cooperation between Member States and in particular to reduce eutrophication and between the EU and Russia in particular to reduce the risk of oil tanker accidents and the risks associated with oil field exploitation and to improve nuclear safety and nuclear waste management; whereas the Baltic Sea is already heavily polluted and its position as an inland sea puts it at particular risk,

1.

Stresses that the Northern Dimension must be given a higher profile in order to attain its objectives, that improved coordination between the various actors involved remains a key challenge and that the Northern Dimension should receive the same attention as other regional cooperation models; calls on the Commission and the current and incoming Presidencies-in-Office to guarantee the successful continuation of the ongoing negotiations on the future of the Northern Dimension and to fully involve the European Parliament in that work;

2.

Calls on the Commission to create a comprehensive approach in the external Northern Dimension policies of the Union, both bilateral and multilateral, including the Baltic Sea and Barents region as well as the Arctic as a whole; stresses the special status of Russia as a key partner while underlining the important role of the other northern neighbours, Iceland and Norway, as well as the other Arctic partners, Canada and the United States; stresses the importance of fully involving the northern neighbours in the new Neighbourhood Policy and taking them into account in the regulation on a European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument;

3.

Stresses that the successful accession of 10 new countries, including those involved in the Northern Dimension, has taken the Northern Dimension into a new phase; calls on the Commission to allocate adequate resources to the Northern Dimension policy in order to allow new future partnerships to be envisaged, inter alia in the fields of transport, logistics, energy and culture; considers that the partnership in social and health affairs should be more adequately supported; consequently, calls on the Commission, as part of its current work on the future of the Northern Dimension, to seriously consider whether a separate budget line for the Northern Dimension would help to raise its profile, while being in line with the Northern Dimension's character as a framework policy for the northern region; notes that such a proposal must take account, and increase the transparency, of the various sources of financing, including co-financing from third parties; underlines the need to take into account the special needs of the northern regions in the work of all Directorates-General and in all parts of the EU budget;

4.

Reminds the Commission, the Council and the Member States of its earlier calls for a greater role for elected representatives and parliamentarians within the Northern Dimension to promote and coordinate the integration of different forums for regional cooperation in northern Europe; expects concrete proposals from the Commission in that respect and reiterates its support for the establishment of the Northern Dimension Forum and its readiness to play a full part in it and to host its first meeting; underlines the need to secure full participation by the indigenous peoples of the region;

5.

Calls on the Commission to include a Baltic Sea Strategy in its forthcoming Northern Dimension proposal, in order to strengthen cooperation around the Baltic Sea, reap the full benefits of the recent enlargement of the Union and firmly link the infrastructure with the rest of the European Union; anticipates that this strategy would primarily deal with internal policies of the European Union, while cooperation with Russia would fall under the external policies of the EU; welcomes the fact that the agreement with Moscow on the roadmaps covering each of the Four Common Spaces provides for an updated framework for the relationship between the EU and Russia; underlines that the Northern Dimension will reflect the regional aspect of those spaces; emphasises the fact that this process needs to be carried out in real cooperation with Russia;

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Calls for improved coordination between the EU, the Arctic Council, the Council of the Baltic Sea States, the Nordic Council, the Barents Euro-Arctic Council and other bodies involved in cooperation in the northern regions; notes that the Commission should be more active in participating in their meetings;

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Supports the Council and Commission in their efforts to involve Russia in the Northern Dimension policies, but stresses that the EU strategy on Russia should be implemented in full solidarity among all Member States, while pointing out the need to fully engage with other neighbours in the north, notably Norway and Iceland, in particular in the areas of maritime development and energy; welcomes in this context the White Paper on the High North published by the Norwegian Government;