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Tuesday, 12 March 2019 - StrasbourgFinal edition
1.Opening of the session
 2.Opening of the sitting
 3.Decision on application of urgent procedure (Rule 154)
 4.Amendment of the agenda
 5.Security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action on the EU level to reduce them (motions for resolutions tabled)
 6.Gender balance in EU economic and monetary affairs' nominations (debate)
 7.Debate with the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Peter Pellegrini, on the Future of Europe (debate)
 8.Resumption of the sitting
 9.Voting time
  9.1.Request for the waiver of the immunity of Monika Hohlmeier (vote)
  9.2.Request for the waiver of the immunity of Jean-Marie Le Pen (vote)
  9.3.Request for the waiver of the immunity of Dominique Bilde (vote)
  9.4.Extending Rule 159 of Parliament’s Rules of Procedure until the end of the ninth parliamentary term (vote)
  9.5.Electronic freight transport information ***I (vote)
  9.6.EU-Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement on forest law enforcement, governance and trade *** (vote)
  9.7.EU-Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement on forest law enforcement, governance and trade (resolution) (vote)
  9.8.Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data *** (vote)
  9.9.Authorising Member States to become party to the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated safety, security, and service approach at football matches and other sports events *** (vote)
  9.10.Protocol amending the EU-China Agreement on Maritime Transport (accession of Croatia) *** (vote)
  9.11.EU-Egypt Euro-Mediterranean Agreement (accession of Croatia) *** (vote)
  9.12.EU-Turkmenistan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (vote)
  9.13.Implementing decision on the launch of automated data exchange with regard to DNA data in the United Kingdom * (vote)
  9.14.Exchange of information on third country nationals and European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) ***I (vote)
  9.15.Centralised system for the identification of Member States holding conviction information on third country nationals and stateless persons (ECRIS-TCN) ***I (vote)
  9.16.European Solidarity Corps programme ***I (vote)
  9.17.EU Cybersecurity Act ***I (vote)
  9.18.Unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain ***I (vote)
  9.19.European citizens’ initiative ***I (vote)
  9.20.Import of cultural goods ***I (vote)
  9.21.Protection of personal data in the context of elections to the European Parliament ***I (vote)
  9.22.Security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action on the EU level to reduce them (vote)
  9.23.State of EU-Russia political relations (vote)
  9.24.Building EU capacity on conflict prevention and mediation (vote)
 10.Explanations of vote
 11.Corrections to votes and voting intentions
 12.Resumption of the sitting
 13.Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting
 14.Documents received
 15.A European human rights violations sanctions regime (debate)
 16.2018 Report on Turkey (debate)
 17.Interpretation of the Rules of Procedure (follow-up)
 18.Delegated acts (Rule 105(6)) (follow-up)
 19.Emergency situation in Venezuela (debate)
 20.Follow up taken by the EEAS two years after the EP Report on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties (debate)
 21.EU-Afghanistan Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development *** - EU-Afghanistan Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (resolution) (debate)
 22.Association Agreement between the EU and Monaco, Andorra and San Marino (debate)
 23.Accessibility requirements for products and services ***I (debate)
 24.Urgency for an EU blacklist of third countries in line with the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (debate)
 25.Visa Information System ***I (debate)
 26.Asylum and Migration Fund ***I (debate)
 27.Instrument for financial support for border management and visa ***I (debate)
 28.Internal Security Fund ***I (debate)
 29.Action taken on Parliament's resolutions
 30.Agenda of the next sitting
 31.Closure of the sitting
 ATTENDANCE REGISTER


IN THE CHAIR: Rainer WIELAND
Vice-President

1. Opening of the session

In accordance with Article 229, first paragraph, of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and with Rule 146(2), the 2019-2020 session of the European Parliament opened.


2. Opening of the sitting

The sitting opened at 9.00.


3. Decision on application of urgent procedure (Rule 154)

Request for application of the urgent procedure (minutes of 11.3.2019, item 10) for:

- Rules relating to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund by reason of the UK's withdrawal from the Union [COM(2019)0048 - C8-0037/2019- 2019/0009(COD)] - Committee on Fisheries

Parliament approved the request for urgent procedure.

- Fishing authorisations for Union fishing vessels in United Kingdom waters and fishing operations of United Kingdom fishing vessels in Union waters (2019/0010(COD)) - Committee on Fisheries

Parliament approved the request for urgent procedure.

- Certain aspects of railway safety and connectivity with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union [COM(2019)0088 - C8-0046/2019 - 2019/0040(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism

Parliament approved the request for urgent procedure.

The deadline for tabling amendments for plenary would be Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 13.00.


4. Amendment of the agenda

With the agreement of the political groups, the President proposed holding the vote on the motions for resolutions tabled at the end of the debate on the 'Emergency situation in Venezuela' (item 153 on the agenda).

Parliament agreed to this proposal. The agenda was thus amended.


5. Security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action on the EU level to reduce them (motions for resolutions tabled)

Council and Commission statements: Security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action on the EU level to reduce them (2019/2575(RSP))

The debate had taken place on 13 February 2019 (minutes of 13.2.2019, item 27).

Motions for resolutions to wind up the debate tabled under Rule 123(2):

—   Tiziana Beghin, Dario Tamburrano, Isabella Adinolfi and Rolandas Paksas, on behalf of the EFDD Group, on security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action at EU level to reduce them (2019/2575(RSP)) (B8-0153/2019);

—   Caroline Nagtegaal, on behalf of the ALDE Group, on security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action on the EU level to reduce them (2019/2575(RSP)) (B8-0154/2019);

—   Luděk Niedermayer, Angelika Niebler, Ivo Belet and Paul Rübig, on behalf of the PPE Group, on security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action at EU level to reduce them (2019/2575(RSP)) (B8-0155/2019);

—   Dan Nica and Peter Kouroumbashev, on behalf of the S&D Group, on security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action at EU level to reduce them (2019/2575(RSP)) (B8-0159/2019);

—   Reinhard Bütikofer, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action at EU level to reduce them (2019/2575(RSP)) (B8-0160/2019);

—   Helmut Scholz, Kostadinka Kuneva, Martina Michels, Eleonora Forenza, Stelios Kouloglou and Dimitrios Papadimoulis, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action at EU level to reduce them (2019/2575(RSP)) (B8-0162/2019);

—   Hans-Olaf Henkel, on behalf of the ECR Group, on security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action at EU level to reduce them (2019/2575(RSP)) (B8-0164/2019).

Vote: minutes of 12.3.2019, item 8.22.


6. Gender balance in EU economic and monetary affairs' nominations (debate)

Council and Commission statements: Gender balance in EU economic and monetary affairs' nominations (2019/2614(RSP))

Melania Ciot (President-in-Office of the Council) and Věra Jourová (Member of the Commission) made the statements.

The following spoke: Esther de Lange, on behalf of the PPE Group, Mercedes Bresso, on behalf of the S&D Group, Ulrike Trebesius, on behalf of the ECR Group, Nils Torvalds, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Sven Giegold, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Marisa Matias, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Mireille D'Ornano, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Dobromir Sośnierz, non-attached Member, who also replied to a blue-card question by Hilde Vautmans, Markus Ferber, Pervenche Berès, Mirosław Piotrowski, Sophia in 't Veld, Molly Scott Cato, Miguel Viegas, Rosa Estaràs Ferragut, who also replied to a blue-card question by Dobromir Sośnierz, Patrizia Toia, Ernest Urtasun, Sirpa Pietikäinen and Vilija Blinkevičiūtė.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: José Inácio Faria, Maria Grapini, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Bill Etheridge and Anneli Jäätteenmäki.

The following spoke: Věra Jourová and Melania Ciot.

The motions for resolutions to be tabled under Rule 123(2) would be announced in the House at a later time.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 14.3.2019, item 11.9.

(The sitting was suspended briefly)

IN THE CHAIR: Antonio TAJANI
President


7. Debate with the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Peter Pellegrini, on the Future of Europe (debate)

Debate with the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Peter Pellegrini, on the Future of Europe (2019/2515(RSP))

The President made a brief statement introducing the debate.

The following spoke: Peter Pellegrini (Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic).

The following spoke: Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the Commission).

The following spoke: Esteban González Pons, on behalf of the PPE Group, Josef Weidenholzer, on behalf of the S&D Group, Jana Žitňanská, on behalf of the ECR Group, Sophia in 't Veld, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Ska Keller, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Kateřina Konečná, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Rolandas Paksas, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Marcel de Graaff, on behalf of the ENF Group, and Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski, non-attached Member.

The following spoke: Peter Pellegrini.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Paulo Rangel, Babette Winter, Hans-Olaf Henkel, Romeo Franz, Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Patrick O'Flynn, Eduard Kukan, Ivan Štefanec and Maria Grapini.

The following spoke: Peter Pellegrini.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Marek Jurek, Jaromír Štětina, Michaela Šojdrová, Monika Smolková, Charles Tannock, Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski, Alojz Peterle, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Joachim Starbatty and Tomáš Zdechovský.

The following spoke: Peter Pellegrini.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Ruža Tomašić, Richard Sulík, Arne Lietz and Branislav Škripek.

The following spoke: Peter Pellegrini.

The debate closed.

(The sitting was suspended at 12.19 until voting time.)


IN THE CHAIR: Mairead McGUINNESS
Vice-President

8. Resumption of the sitting

The sitting resumed at 12.30.

The following spoke: Pina Picierno on the case of the 2012 Sakharov Prize laureate Nasrin Sotoudeh, who had just received a heavy sentence in the Iranian courts. The speaker called on Parliament to condemn this verdict unequivocally and demand Nasrin Sotoudeh's immediate release (the President said she would forward this request to the President of the European Parliament).


9. Voting time

Detailed voting results (amendments, separate and split votes, etc.) appear in the Results of Votes annex to the minutes.

The results of roll-call votes are available in electronic form only, as an annex to the minutes, and can be accessed via Parliament's website.


9.1. Request for the waiver of the immunity of Monika Hohlmeier (vote)

Report on the request for waiver of the immunity of Monika Hohlmeier [2019/2002(IMM)] - Committee on Legal Affairs. Rapporteur: Jean-Marie Cavada (A8-0165/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 1)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0135)


9.2. Request for the waiver of the immunity of Jean-Marie Le Pen (vote)

Report on the request for waiver of the immunity of Jean Marie Le Pen [2018/2247(IMM)] - Committee on Legal Affairs. Rapporteur: Kostas Chrysogonos (A8-0167/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 2)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0136)

The following had spoken:

Before the vote, Marie-Christine Arnautu and Jean-Marie Cavada.


9.3. Request for the waiver of the immunity of Dominique Bilde (vote)

Report on the request for waiver of the immunity of Dominique Bilde [2018/2267(IMM)] - Committee on Legal Affairs. Rapporteur: Kostas Chrysogonos (A8-0166/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 3)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0137)


9.4. Extending Rule 159 of Parliament’s Rules of Procedure until the end of the ninth parliamentary term (vote)

Recommendation for a decision tabled by the Bureau in accordance with Rule 159(4), extending Rule 159 of Parliament’s Rules of Procedure until the end of the ninth parliamentary term (2019/2545(RSO)) (B8-0147/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 4)

RECOMMENDATION FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P8_TA(2019)0138)

The following had spoken:

Before the vote, Ruža Tomašić.


9.5. Electronic freight transport information ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic freight transport information [COM(2018)0279 - C8-0191/2018 - 2018/0140(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Claudia Schmidt (A8-0060/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 5)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL and AMENDMENTS

Adopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0139)

Parliament's first reading thus closed.

The following had spoken:

Before the vote, David Coburn.


9.6. EU-Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement on forest law enforcement, governance and trade *** (vote)

Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade [10861/2018 - C8-0445/2018 - 2018/0272(NLE)] - Committee on International Trade. Rapporteur: Heidi Hautala (A8-0083/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 6)

DRAFT COUNCIL DECISION

Adopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0140)

Parliament consented to the conclusion of the agreement.


9.7. EU-Vietnam Voluntary Partnership Agreement on forest law enforcement, governance and trade (resolution) (vote)

Report containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Voluntary Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade [2018/0272M(NLE)] - Committee on International Trade. Rapporteur: Heidi Hautala (A8-0093/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 7)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0141)


9.8. Protocol amending the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data *** (vote)

Recommendation on the draft Council decision authorising Member States to ratify, in the interest of the European Union, the Protocol amending the Council of Europe Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data [10923/2018 - C8-0440/2018 - 2018/0238(NLE)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: József Nagy (A8-0070/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 8)

DRAFT COUNCIL DECISION

Adopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0142)

Parliament gave its consent to the draft Council decision.


9.9. Authorising Member States to become party to the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated safety, security, and service approach at football matches and other sports events *** (vote)

Recommendation on the draft Council decision authorising Member States to become parties, in the interest of the European Union, to the Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security, and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events (CETS No 218) [12527/2018 - C8-0436/2018 - 2018/0116(NLE)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann (A8-0080/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 9)

DRAFT COUNCIL DECISION

Adopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0143)

Parliament gave its consent to the draft Council decision.


9.10. Protocol amending the EU-China Agreement on Maritime Transport (accession of Croatia) *** (vote)

Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union and of the Member States, of the Protocol amending the Agreement on maritime transport between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the government of the People's Republic of China, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union [05083/2015 - C8-0022/2019 - 2014/0327(NLE)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Francisco Assis (A8-0168/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 10)

DRAFT COUNCIL DECISION

Adopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0144)

Parliament consented to the conclusion of the agreement.


9.11. EU-Egypt Euro-Mediterranean Agreement (accession of Croatia) *** (vote)

Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union and its Member States, of a Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an Association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Arab Republic of Egypt, of the other part, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union [10219/2016 - C8-0135/2017 - 2016/0121(NLE)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Ramona Nicole Mănescu (A8-0025/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 11)

DRAFT COUNCIL DECISION

Adopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0145)

Parliament consented to the conclusion of the protocol.


9.12. EU-Turkmenistan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (vote)

Interim report on the draft Council and Commission decision on the conclusion by the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a Partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and Turkmenistan, of the other part [1998/0031R(NLE)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Ramona Nicole Mănescu (A8-0072/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 12)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0146)


9.13. Implementing decision on the launch of automated data exchange with regard to DNA data in the United Kingdom * (vote)

Report on the draft Council implementing decision on the launch of automated data exchange with regards to DNA data in the United Kingdom [13123/2018 - C8-0474/2018 - 2018/0812(CNS)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Branislav Škripek (A8-0092/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 13)

COUNCIL DRAFT IMPLEMENTING DECISION

DRAFT COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISIONDRAFT COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING DECISIONAdopted by single vote (P8_TA(2019)0147)


9.14. Exchange of information on third country nationals and European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Framework Decision 2009/315/JHA, as regards the exchange of information on third country nationals and as regards the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS), and replacing Council Decision 2009/316/JHA [COM(2016)0007 - C8-0012/2016 - 2016/0002(COD)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Daniel Dalton (A8-0219/2016)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 14)

PROVISIONAL AGREEMENT

Approved (P8_TA(2019)0148)

Parliament's first reading thus closed.


9.15. Centralised system for the identification of Member States holding conviction information on third country nationals and stateless persons (ECRIS-TCN) ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a centralised system for the identification of Member States holding conviction information on third country nationals and stateless persons (TCN) to supplement and support the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS-TCN system) and amending Regulation (EU) No 1077/2011 [COM(2017)0344 - C8-0217/2017 - 2017/0144(COD)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Daniel Dalton (A8-0018/2018)

The vote on the decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations had been held on 8 February 2018 (minutes of 8.2.2018, item 12.6).

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 15)

The following spoke: Dennis de Jong, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, to ask for the vote on the amendments to be held before the Provisional Agreement, in accordance with Rule 59(3), and Daniel Dalton (rapporteur) who opposed this.

Parliament rejected this request by RCV (129 in favour, 514 against, 22 abstentions).

PROVISIONAL AGREEMENT

Approved (P8_TA(2019)0149)

Parliament's first reading thus closed.

The following had spoken:

Before the vote, Juan Fernando López Aguilar


9.16. European Solidarity Corps programme ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Solidarity Corps programme and repealing [European Solidarity Corps Regulation] and Regulation (EU) No 375/2014 [COM(2018)0440 - C8-0264/2018 - 2018/0230(COD)] - Committee on Culture and Education. Rapporteur: Michaela Šojdrová (A8-0079/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 16)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL and AMENDMENTS

Approved (P8_TA(2019)0150)

Parliament's first reading thus closed.


9.17. EU Cybersecurity Act ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ENISA, the "EU Cybersecurity Agency", and repealing Regulation (EU) 526/2013, and on Information and Communication Technology cybersecurity certification (''Cybersecurity Act'') [COM(2017)0477 - C8-0310/2017 - 2017/0225(COD)] - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Rapporteur: Angelika Niebler (A8-0264/2018)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 17)

PROVISIONAL AGREEMENT

Approved (P8_TA(2019)0151)

Parliament's first reading thus closed.


9.18. Unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on unfair trading practices in business-to-business relationships in the food supply chain [COM(2018)0173 - C8-0139/2018 - 2018/0082(COD)] - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Paolo De Castro (A8-0309/2018)

The vote on the decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations had been held on 25 October 2018 (minutes of 25.10.2018, item 13.3).

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 18)

PROVISIONAL AGREEMENT, STATEMENT BY PARLIAMENT and JOINT STATEMENT

Approved (P8_TA(2019)0152)

Parliament's first reading thus closed.

The following had spoken:

Paolo De Castro (rapporteur), after the vote.


9.19. European citizens’ initiative ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European citizens’ initiative [COM(2017)0482 - C8-0308/2017 - 2017/0220(COD)] - Committee on Constitutional Affairs. Rapporteur: György Schöpflin (A8-0226/2018)

The vote on the decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations had been held on 5 July 2018 (minutes of 5.7.2018, item 6.5).

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 19)

Barbara Spinelli, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, before the vote on the Provisional Agreement, to ask for the vote on the amendments to be held before the Provision Agreement, in accordance with Rule 59(3).

Parliament rejected the request by RCV (146 in favour, 501 against, 17 abstentions).

PROVISIONAL AGREEMENT

Approved (P8_TA(2019)0153)

Parliament's first reading thus closed.


9.20. Import of cultural goods ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the import of cultural goods [COM(2017)0375 - C8-0227/2017 - 2017/0158(COD)] - Committee on International Trade - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. Rapporteurs: Alessia Maria Mosca and Daniel Dalton (A8-0308/2018)

The debate had taken place on 24 October 2018 (minutes of 24.10.2018, item 19). The vote had been held on 25 October 2018 (minutes of 25.10.2018, item 13.1).

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 20)

PROVISIONAL AGREEMENT

Approved (P8_TA(2019)0154)

Parliament's first reading thus closed.


9.21. Protection of personal data in the context of elections to the European Parliament ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1141/2014 as regards a verification procedure related to infringements of rules on the protection of personal data in the context of elections to the European Parliament [COM(2018)0636 - C8-0413/2018 - 2018/0336(COD)] - Committee on Constitutional Affairs. Rapporteurs: Mercedes Bresso and Rainer Wieland (A8-0435/2018)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 21)

The following spoke: Gilles Lebreton, on behalf of the ENF Group, before the vote on the Provisional Agreement, to ask for the vote on the amendments to be held before the Provisional Agreement, in accordance with Rule 59(3).

Parliament rejected the request by electronic vote (65 in favour, 586 against, 11 abstentions).

PROVISIONAL AGREEMENT

Approved (P8_TA(2019)0155)

Parliament's first reading thus closed.


9.22. Security threats connected with the rising Chinese technological presence in the EU and possible action on the EU level to reduce them (vote)

The debate had taken place on 13 February 2019 (minutes of 13.2.2019, item 27).

Proposals for resolutions announced on 12 March 2019 (minutes of 12.3.2019, item 5).

Motions for resolutions B8-0153/2019, B8-0154/2019, B8-0155/2019, B8-0159/2019, B8-0160/2019, B8-0162/2019 and B8-0164/2019

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 22)

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B8-0154/2019

(replacing B8-0154/2019, B8-0155/2019, B8-0159/2019 and B8-0160/2019):

tabled by the following Members:

—   Luděk Niedermayer, on behalf of the PPE Group,

—   Dan Nica, on behalf of the S&D Group,

—   Caroline Nagtegaal, on behalf of the ALDE Group,

—   Reinhard Bütikofer, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group.

Adopted (P8_TA(2019)0156)

(Motions for resolutions B8-0153/2019, B8-0162/2019 and B8-0164/2019 fell.)


9.23. State of EU-Russia political relations (vote)

Report on the state of EU-Russia political relations [2018/2158(INI)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Sandra Kalniete (A8-0073/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 23)

ALTERNATIVE MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION (tabled by the ENF Group)

Rejected

ALTERNATIVE MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION (tabled by the GUE/NGL Group)

Rejected

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION (tabled by the AFET Committee)

Adopted (P8_TA(2019)0157)

The following had spoken:

Reinhard Bütikofer had put forward an oral amendment to add an additional paragraph after paragraph 38. The oral amendment was accepted.


9.24. Building EU capacity on conflict prevention and mediation (vote)

Report on building EU capacity on conflict prevention and mediation [2018/2159(INI)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Soraya Post (A8-0075/2019)

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 24)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P8_TA(2019)0158)


10. Explanations of vote

Written explanations of vote:

Explanations of vote submitted in writing under Rule 183 appear on the Members' pages on Parliament's website.

Oral explanations of vote:

Recommendation: Heidi Hautala - A8-0083/2019
Seán Kelly and Daniel Hannan

Report: Heidi Hautala - A8-0093/2019
Alex Mayer

Report: Daniel Dalton - A8-0219/2016
Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski

Report: Michaela Šojdrová - A8-0079/2019
Dominique Bilde, Andrejs Mamikins, Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski, Adam Szejnfeld, José Inácio Faria and Seán Kelly

Report: Angelika Niebler - A8-0264/2018
Notis Marias, Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski and Seán Kelly

Report: Paolo De Castro - A8-0309/2018
Ana Miranda, Notis Marias and Adam Szejnfeld

Report: György Schöpflin - A8-0226/2018
Ana Miranda, Notis Marias, Andrejs Mamikins, Adam Szejnfeld and José Inácio Faria

Report: Sandra Kalniete - A8-0073/2019
Andrejs Mamikins and Momchil Nekov

Report: Soraya Post - A8-0075/2019
Alex Mayer.


11. Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Corrections to votes and voting intentions appear on the Europarl website under 'Plenary/Votes/Results of Votes (Results 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 and voting intentions will be finalised so that it can be translated and published in the Official Journal.

(The sitting was suspended at 13.34.)


IN THE CHAIR: Ioan Mircea PAŞCU
Vice-President

12. Resumption of the sitting

The sitting resumed at 15.01.


13. Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting

The minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


14. Documents received

1) The following documents had been received from the Council and Commission

- 2017 discharge: EU general budget - Commission (05824/2019 [01] - C8-0053/2019 - 2018/2166(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

- 2017 Discharge: EU general budget - Executive agencies (05826/2019 - C8-0054/2019 - 2018/2166(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

- 2017 discharge: EU general budget - European Parliament (05824/2019 [02] - C8-0055/2019 - 2018/2167(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

- 2017 discharge: EU general budget - Council and European Council (05824/2019 [03] - C8-0056/2019 - 2018/2168(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

- 2017 discharge: EU general budget - Court of Justice (05824/2019 [04] - C8-0057/2019 - 2018/2169(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

- 2017 discharge: EU general budget - Court of Auditors (05824/2019 [05] - C8-0058/2019 - 2018/2171(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

- 2017 discharge: General budget of the EU - European Economic and Social Committee (05824/2019 [06] - C8-0059/2019 - 2018/2172(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

- 2017 discharge: EU general budget - Committee of the Regions (05824/2019 [07] - C8-0060/2019 - 2018/2173(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

- 2017 discharge: EU general budget - European Ombudsman (05824/2019 [08] - C8-0061/2019 - 2018/2174(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

- 2017 discharge: EU general budget - European Data Protection Supervisor (05824/2019 [09] - C8-0062/2019 - 2018/2175(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

- 2017 discharge: EU general budget - European External Action Service (05824/2019 [10] - C8-0063/2019 - 2018/2176(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

AFET, DEVE, INTA, AFCO

- Discharge 2017: EU general budget - 8th EDF (05368/2019 - C8-0064/2019 - 2018/2177(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

DEVE, BUDG

- Discharge 2017: EU general budget - 9th EDF (05369/2019 - C8-0065/2019 - 2018/2177(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

DEVE, BUDG

- 2017 discharge: EU general budget - 10th EDF (05370/2019 - C8-0066/2019 - 2018/2177(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

DEVE, BUDG

- 2017 discharge: EU general budget - 11th EDF (05371/2019 - C8-0067/2019 - 2018/2177(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

DEVE, BUDG

- 2017 discharge: European Centre for the Development of Vocational training (Cedefop) (05825/2019 [01] - C8-0068/2019 - 2018/2178(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

EMPL, ITRE

- 2017 discharge: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) (05825/2019 [02] - C8-0069/2019 - 2018/2179(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

EMPL

- 2017 discharge: EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) (05825/2019 [03] - C8-0070/2019 - 2018/2180(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

LIBE

- 2017 discharge: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) (05825/2019 [04] - C8-0071/2019 - 2018/2181(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ENVI, LIBE

- 2017 discharge: European Environment Agency (EEA) (05825/2019 [05] - C8-0072/2019 - 2018/2182(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ENVI

- 2017 discharge: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) (05825/2019 [06] - C8-0073/2019 - 2018/2183(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

EMPL

- 2017 discharge: Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (CdT) (05825/2019 [07] - C8-0074/2019 - 2018/2184(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

CULT

- 2017 discharge: European Medicines Agency (EMA) (05825/2019 [08] - C8-0075/2019 - 2018/2185(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ENVI

- 2017 discharge: EU Judicial Cooperation Unit (Eurojust) (05825/2019 [09] - C8-0076/2019 - 2018/2186(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

LIBE

- 2017 discharge: European Training Foundation (ETF) (05825/2019 [10] - C8-0077/2019 - 2018/2187(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

EMPL

- 2017 discharge: European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) (05825/2019 [11] - C8-0078/2019 - 2018/2188(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

TRAN

- 2017 discharge: European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) (05825/2019 [12] - C8-0079/2019 - 2018/2189(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

TRAN

- 2017 discharge: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) (05825/2019 [13] - C8-0080/2019 - 2018/2190(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ENVI

- 2017 discharge: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) (05825/2019 [14] - C8-0081/2019 - 2018/2191(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ENVI

- 2017 discharge: European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) (05825/2019 [15] - C8-0082/2019 - 2018/2192(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ITRE

- 2017 discharge: European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) (05825/2019 [16] - C8-0083/2019 - 2018/2193(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

TRAN

- 2017 discharge: European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) (05825/2019 [17] - C8-0084/2019 - 2018/2194(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

LIBE

- 2017 discharge: European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) (05825/2019 [18] - C8-0085/2019 - 2018/2195(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

AFET, LIBE

- 2017 discharge: European GNSS Agency (GSA) (05825/2019 [19] - C8-0086/2019 - 2018/2196(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ITRE

- 2017 discharge: European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) (05825/2019 [20] - C8-0087/2019 - 2018/2197(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

PECH

- 2017 discharge: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) (05825/2019 [21] - C8-0088/2019 - 2018/2198(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ENVI

- 2017 discharge: Euratom Supply Agency (ESA) (05825/2019 [22] - C8-0089/2019 - 2018/2199(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ITRE

- 2017 discharge: European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) (05825/2019 [23] - C8-0090/2019 - 2018/2200(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

LIBE

- 2017 discharge: European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) (05825/2019 [24] - C8-0091/2019 - 2018/2201(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

FEMM

- 2017 discharge: European Banking Authority (EBA) (05825/2019 [25] - C8-0092/2019 - 2018/2202(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ECON

- 2017 discharge: European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) (05825/2019 [26] - C8-0093/2019 - 2018/2203(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ECON, EMPL

- 2017 discharge: European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) (05825/2019 [27] - C8-0094/2019 - 2018/2204(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ECON

- 2017 discharge: Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) (05825/2019 [28] - C8-0095/2019 - 2018/2205(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ITRE

- 2017 discharge: Office of the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) (05825/2019 [29] - C8-0096/2019 - 2018/2206(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ITRE, IMCO

- 2017 discharge: European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) (05825/2019 [30] - C8-0097/2019 - 2018/2207(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ITRE

- 2017 discharge: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) (05825/2019 [31] - C8-0098/2019 - 2018/2208(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

LIBE

- 2017 discharge: European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) (05825/2019 [32] - C8-0099/2019 - 2018/2209(DEC))

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responsible:

CONT

opinion:

LIBE

- 2017 discharge: International Fusion Energy Organisation (ITER) (05827/2019 [01] - C8-0100/2019 - 2018/2211(DEC))

referred to

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CONT

opinion:

ITRE

- 2017 discharge: Safety of air navigation (SESAR) (05827/2019 [02] - C8-0101/2019 - 2018/2212(DEC))

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responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ITRE, TRAN

- 2017 discharge: Joint Undertaking - Aeronautics and Environment (Clean Sky) (05827/2019 [03] - C8-0102/2019 - 2018/2213(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ENVI, ITRE, TRAN

- 2017 discharge - Joint Undertaking - Bio Based Industries (BBI) (05827/2019 [04] - C8-0103/2019 - 2018/2214(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ITRE, REGI

- 2017 discharge: Joint Undertaking - Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 (IMI) (05827/2019 [05] - C8-0104/2019 - 2018/2215(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ENVI, ITRE

- 2017 discharge: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) (05827/2019 [06] - C8-0105/2019 - 2018/2216(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ITRE

- 2017 discharge: Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R JU) (05827/2019 [07] - C8-0106/2019 - 2018/2217(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ITRE, TRAN

- 2017 discharge: Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL) (05827/2019 [08] - C8-0107/2019 - 2018/2218(DEC))

referred to

responsible:

CONT

opinion:

ITRE

2) The following report had been received from Parliament's committees:

- Report on a European Parliament recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the scope and mandate for EU Special Representatives (2018/2116(INI)) - AFET Committee - Rapporteur: Hilde Vautmans (A8-0171/2019)


15. A European human rights violations sanctions regime (debate)

Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: A European human rights violations sanctions regime (2019/2580(RSP))

Johannes Hahn (Member of the Commission) made the statement on behalf of the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

The following spoke: Sandra Kalniete, on behalf of the PPE Group, Ana Gomes, on behalf of the S&D Group, Amjad Bashir, on behalf of the ECR Group, Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Barbara Lochbihler, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, who also replied to a blue-card question by Gunnar Hökmark, Mylène Troszczynski, on behalf of the ENF Group, Laima Liucija Andrikienė, Francisco Assis, Marek Jurek, Judith Sargentini, Marie-Christine Arnautu, José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Kati Piri, Heidi Hautala, Tunne Kelam, Nikos Androulakis, Jaromír Štětina and Liliana Rodrigues.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski, Costas Mavrides, Ruža Tomašić, Jordi Solé, Takis Hadjigeorgiou, Julie Ward and Ana Miranda.

The following spoke: Johannes Hahn.

The motions for resolutions to be tabled under Rule 123(2) would be announced in the House at a later time.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 14.3.2019, item 11.13.


16. 2018 Report on Turkey (debate)

Report on the 2018 Commission Report on Turkey [2018/2150(INI)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Kati Piri (A8-0091/2019)

Kati Piri introduced the report.

The following spoke: Melania Ciot (President-in-Office of the Council) and Johannes Hahn (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Renate Sommer, on behalf of the PPE Group, Victor Boştinaru, on behalf of the S&D Group, who also replied to a blue-card question by Lefteris Christoforou, Bas Belder, on behalf of the ECR Group, Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Bodil Valero, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Takis Hadjigeorgiou, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, James Carver, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Mario Borghezio, on behalf of the ENF Group, Georgios Epitideios, non-attached Member, Cristian Dan Preda, Knut Fleckenstein, Anders Primdahl Vistisen, Nedzhmi Ali, Jordi Solé, Martina Michels, who also replied to a blue-card question by Michaela Šojdrová, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Jacques Colombier and Konstantinos Papadakis.

IN THE CHAIR: Pavel TELIČKA
Vice-President

The following spoke: David Casa, Miltiadis Kyrkos, Geoffrey Van Orden, Jörg Meuthen, Michał Marusik, Eleftherios Synadinos, Esther de Lange, Javi López, Eleni Theocharous, Marie-Christine Arnautu, Michaela Šojdrová, Demetris Papadakis, Notis Marias, Angelo Ciocca, Asim Ademov, Eugen Freund, Angel Dzhambazki, David McAllister, Andrejs Mamikins, Mark Demesmaeker, Lefteris Christoforou and Liliana Rodrigues.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Arne Lietz, Julie Ward, Costas Mavrides, Ana Miranda, Neoklis Sylikiotis, Eleonora Forenza and Lampros Fountoulis.

The following spoke: Johannes Hahn, Melania Ciot and Kati Piri.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 13.3.2019, item 19.12.


17. Interpretation of the Rules of Procedure (follow-up)

The AFCO Committee's interpretation of Rule 171(1)(b) had been announced in plenary the previous day (minutes of 11.3.2019, item 7).

As it had not been contested by a political group or at least the threshold number of Members established in Rule 226(4), this interpretation was deemed to have been adopted (P8_TA(2016)0362).


18. Delegated acts (Rule 105(6)) (follow-up)

The President reminded the House that the ECON Committee's recommendations to raise no objections to the delegated acts had been announced in plenary the previous day, 11 March 2019 (minutes of 11.3.2019, item 9).

No objections to these recommendations had been raised in the 24-hour period laid down in Rule 105(60.

Consequently, these recommendations were deemed to be approved and would be published in the Texts Adopted of the sitting of the following day, 13 March 2019.


19. Emergency situation in Venezuela (debate)

Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: Emergency situation in Venezuela (2018/2628(RSP))

Neven Mimica (Member of the Commission) made the statement on behalf of the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

The following spoke: Esteban González Pons, on behalf of the PPE Group, Ramón Jáuregui Atondo, on behalf of the S&D Group, Charles Tannock, on behalf of the ECR Group, Javier Nart, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Javier Couso Permuy, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Konstantinos Papadakis, non-attached Member, Pier Antonio Panzeri, Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, Ana Gomes and Dita Charanzová.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Paulo Rangel, José Inácio Faria, Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski, José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, María Teresa Giménez Barbat, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Ana Miranda, Maria Lidia Senra Rodríguez, João Pimenta Lopes and Bill Etheridge.

The following spoke: Neven Mimica.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio.

The motions for resolutions to be tabled under Rule 123(2) would be announced in the House at a later time.

The debate closed.

Vote: next part-session.


20. Follow up taken by the EEAS two years after the EP Report on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties (debate)

Report on a European Parliament recommendation to the Council and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy concerning taking stock of the follow up taken by the EEAS two years after the EP report on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties [2018/2115(INI)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Anna Elżbieta Fotyga (A8-0031/2019)

Anna Elżbieta Fotyga introduced the report.

IN THE CHAIR: Zdzisław KRASNODĘBSKI
Vice-President

The following spoke: Neven Mimica (Member of the Commission) on behalf of the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

The following spoke: Ramona Nicole Mănescu, on behalf of the PPE Group, Eugen Freund, on behalf of the S&D Group, Ryszard Czarnecki, on behalf of the ECR Group, Petras Auštrevičius, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Rebecca Harms, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Javier Couso Permuy, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Jean-Luc Schaffhauser, on behalf of the ENF Group, who also replied to a blue-card question by Indrek Tarand, Lampros Fountoulis, non-attached Member, Sandra Kalniete, Julie Ward, Cristian Dan Preda, Tonino Picula, Andrey Kovatchev, Michael Gahler, Eduard Kukan, Tunne Kelam, Jaromír Štětina, Dubravka Šuica and Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Paulo Rangel, Ruža Tomašić, Georgios Epitideios, Pirkko Ruohonen-Lerner, Notis Marias and Karol Karski.

The following spoke: Neven Mimica and Anna Elżbieta Fotyga.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 13.3.2019, item 11.23.


21. EU-Afghanistan Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development *** - EU-Afghanistan Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development (resolution) (debate)

Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, of the other part [15093/2016 - C8-0107/2018 - 2015/0302(NLE)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Anna Elżbieta Fotyga (A8-0026/2019)

Report containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, of the other part [2015/0302M(NLE)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Anna Elżbieta Fotyga (A8-0058/2019)

Anna Elżbieta Fotyga presented the recommendation and the report.

The following spoke: Neven Mimica (Member of the Commission), on behalf of the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

The following spoke: Bernd Lange (rapporteur for the opinion of the INTA Committee), Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski, on behalf of the PPE Group, Doru-Claudian Frunzulică, on behalf of the S&D Group, Petras Auštrevičius, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Sabine Lösing, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Ana Gomes and Neena Gill.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Julie Ward, Patricia Lalonde, Bill Etheridge and Fabio Massimo Castaldo.

The following spoke: Neven Mimica and Anna Elżbieta Fotyga.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 13.3.2019, item 11.5 and minutes of 13.3.2019, item 11.6.


22. Association Agreement between the EU and Monaco, Andorra and San Marino (debate)

Report on a European Parliament recommendation to the Council, to the Commission and to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the association agreement between the EU and Monaco, Andorra and San Marino [2018/2246(INI)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Juan Fernando López Aguilar (A8-0074/2019)

Juan Fernando López Aguilar introduced the report.

The following spoke: Neven Mimica (Member of the Commission) on behalf of the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

IN THE CHAIR: David-Maria SASSOLI
Vice-President

The following spoke: Željana Zovko, on behalf of the PPE Group, Brando Benifei, on behalf of the S&D Group, Charles Tannock, on behalf of the ECR Group, Jordi Solé, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Santiago Fisas Ayxelà and Francisco Assis.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Bill Etheridge, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Notis Marias and José Inácio Faria.

The following spoke: Neven Mimica and Juan Fernando López Aguilar.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 13.3.2019, item 11.24.


23. Accessibility requirements for products and services ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services [COM(2015)0615 - C8-0387/2015 - 2015/0278(COD)] - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. Rapporteur: Morten Løkkegaard (A8-0188/2017)

An initial debate had taken place on 13 September 2017 (minutes of 13.9.2017, item 16).
The question had been referred to the committee responsible, in accordance with Rule 54(4), on 14 September 2017 (minutes of 14.9.2017, item 8.1).

Morten Løkkegaard introduced the report.

The following spoke: Ádám Kósa (rapporteur for the opinion of the EMPL Committee).

The following spoke: Neven Mimica (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Julie Ward (rapporteur for the opinion of the CULT Committee), Kostadinka Kuneva (rapporteur for the opinion of the PETI Committee), Andreas Schwab, on behalf of the PPE Group, Olga Sehnalová, on behalf of the S&D Group, Jana Žitňanská, on behalf of the ECR Group, Igor Šoltes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Dieter-Lebrecht Koch, Nicola Danti and Sirpa Pietikäinen.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Helga Stevens, Bill Etheridge, Notis Marias and Izaskun Bilbao Barandica.

The following spoke: Neven Mimica and Morten Løkkegaard.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 13.3.2019, item 11.9.


24. Urgency for an EU blacklist of third countries in line with the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (debate)

Council and Commission statements: Urgency for an EU blacklist of third countries in line with the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (2019/2612(RSP))

Melania Ciot (President-in-Office of the Council) made the statement.

IN THE CHAIR: Dimitrios PAPADIMOULIS
Vice-President

Věra Jourová (Member of the Commission) made the statement.

The following spoke: Markus Ferber, on behalf of the PPE Group, Ana Gomes, on behalf of the S&D Group, Ralph Packet, on behalf of the ECR Group, Nils Torvalds, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Sven Giegold, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Matt Carthy, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, David Coburn, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Mario Borghezio, on behalf of the ENF Group, Dariusz Rosati, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Judith Sargentini, Miguel Urbán Crespo, Ignazio Corrao, Emil Radev, Jeppe Kofod, Martin Schirdewan, Luděk Niedermayer, Emmanuel Maurel, Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra and José Inácio Faria.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Notis Marias, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica and Bill Etheridge.

The following spoke: Věra Jourová and Melania Ciot.

The motions for resolutions to be tabled under Rule 123(2) would be announced in the House at a later time.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 14.3.2019, item 11.14.


25. Visa Information System ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 767/2008, Regulation (EC) No 810/2009, Regulation (EU) 2017/2226, Regulation (EU) 2016/399, Regulation XX/2018 [Interoperability Regulation], and Decision 2004/512/EC and repealing Council Decision 2008/633/JHA [COM(2018)0302 - C8-0185/2018 - 2018/0152(COD)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Carlos Coelho (A8-0078/2019)

Carlos Coelho introduced the report.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Bernd Kölmel (rapporteur for the opinion of the BUDG Committee), Emil Radev, on behalf of the PPE Group, Péter Niedermüller, on behalf of the S&D Group, Helga Stevens, on behalf of the ECR Group, Gérard Deprez, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Marie-Christine Vergiat, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Juan Fernando López Aguilar and Andrejs Mamikins.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Notis Marias and Bill Etheridge.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos and Carlos Coelho.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 13.3.2019, item 11.10.


26. Asylum and Migration Fund ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Asylum and Migration Fund [COM(2018)0471 - C8-0271/2018 - 2018/0248(COD)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Miriam Dalli (A8-0106/2019)

Miriam Dalli introduced the report.

IN THE CHAIR: Heidi HAUTALA
Vice-President

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Elly Schlein (rapporteur for the opinion of the DEVE Committee), Daniele Viotti (rapporteur for the opinion of the BUDG Committee), Jeroen Lenaers, on behalf of the PPE Group, Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, on behalf of the S&D Group, Kristina Winberg, on behalf of the ECR Group, Ska Keller, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Martina Anderson, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Bill Etheridge, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Gilles Lebreton, on behalf of the ENF Group, Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Emil Radev and Péter Niedermüller.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Notis Marias and Julie Ward.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos and Miriam Dalli.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 13.3.2019, item 11.11.


27. Instrument for financial support for border management and visa ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing, as part of the Integrated Border Management Fund, the instrument for financial support for border management and visa [COM(2018)0473 - C8-0272/2018 - 2018/0249(COD)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Tanja Fajon (A8-0089/2019)

Tanja Fajon introduced the report.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Eduard Kukan (rapporteur for the opinion of the AFET Committee), Monika Hohlmeier (rapporteur for the opinion of the BUDG Committee), Carlos Coelho, on behalf of the PPE Group, Péter Niedermüller, on behalf of the S&D Group, Anders Primdahl Vistisen, on behalf of the ECR Group, Marie-Christine Vergiat, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Juan Fernando López Aguilar and Cécile Kashetu Kyenge.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Notis Marias.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 13.3.2019, item 11.12.


28. Internal Security Fund ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Internal Security Fund [COM(2018)0472 - C8-0267/2018 - 2018/0250(COD)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Monika Hohlmeier (A8-0115/2019)

Monika Hohlmeier introduced the report.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, on behalf of the S&D Group, Helga Stevens, on behalf of the ECR Group, Romeo Franz, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Cornelia Ernst, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, and Dobromir Sośnierz, non-attached Member.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Notis Marias.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos and Monika Hohlmeier.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 13.3.2019, item 11.13.


29. Action taken on Parliament's resolutions

The Commission communication on the action taken on the resolutions adopted by Parliament during the October I 2018 part-session was available on Parliament's website.


30. Agenda of the next sitting

The agenda of the next day's sitting had been established ('Agenda' PE 636.011/OJME).


31. Closure of the sitting

The sitting closed at 23.34.

Klaus Welle

Evelyne Gebhardt

Secretary-General

Vice-President


ATTENDANCE REGISTER

Present:

Ademov, Adinolfi, Affronte, Agea, Agnew, Aguilera García, Aiuto, Aker, Albiol Guzmán, Ali, Alliot-Marie, Anderson Lucy, Anderson Martina, Andrieu, Andrikienė, Androulakis, Annemans, Arimont, Arnautu, Arnott, Ashworth, Assis, Atkinson, Auken, Auštrevičius, Ayala Sender, Ayuso, van Baalen, Bach, Balas, Balčytis, Balczó, Barekov, Bashir, Batten, Bay, Bayet, Bearder, Becerra Basterrechea, Becker, Beghin, Belder, Belet, Bendtsen, Benifei, Benito Ziluaga, Berès, Bergeron, Bettini, Bilbao Barandica, Bilde, Bizzotto, Björk, Blanco López, Blinkevičiūtė, Bocskor, Böge, Bogovič, Bonafè, Boni, Borghezio, Borrelli, Borzan, Boştinaru, Bours, Boutonnet, Bové, Boylan, Brannen, Bresso, Briano, Briois, Brok, Buchner, Buda, Bullmann, Bullock, Buşoi, Bütikofer, Buzek, Cabezón Ruiz, Cadec, Calvet Chambon, van de Camp, Campbell Bannerman, Caputo, Carthy, Carver, Casa, Caspary, Castaldo, del Castillo Vera, Cavada, Charanzová, Childers, Chinnici, Chountis, Christensen, Christoforou, Chrysogonos, Cicu, Ciocca, Cirio, Clune, Coburn, Coelho, Cofferati, Collin-Langen, Collins, Colombier, Corazza Bildt, Corbett, Cornillet, Corrao, Costa, Couso Permuy, Cozzolino, Cramer, Cristea, Csáky, Czarnecki, Czesak, van Dalen, Dalli, Dalton, Dalunde, D'Amato, Dance, Danjean, Danti, Dantin, (The Earl of) Dartmouth, Dati, De Castro, Delahaye, Deli, Delli, Delvaux, Demesmaeker, De Monte, Deprez, Deß, Detjen, Deutsch, Deva, Diaconu, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dlabajová, Dodds, Dohrmann, Dorfmann, D'Ornano, Durand, Dzhambazki, Eck, Ehler, Eickhout, Elissen, Engel, Engström, Epitideios, Erdős, Ernst, Ertug, Estaràs Ferragut, Etheridge, Evans, Evi, Fajon, Farage, Faria, Federley, Ferber, Fernandes, Fernández, Ferrandino, Ferrara, Ferreira, Finch, Fisas Ayxelà, Fitto, Fjellner, Flack, Flanagan, Fleckenstein, Florenz, Forenza, Foster, Fotyga, Fountoulis, Fox, Franz, Freund, Frunzulică, Gabelic, Gahler, Gambús, García Pérez, Gardiazabal Rubial, Gardini, Gebhardt, Gehrold, Geier, Gentile, Gerbrandy, Gericke, Geringer de Oedenberg, Giegold, Gierek, Gieseke, Gill Neena, Gill Nathan, Giménez Barbat, Girling, Giuffrida, Gloanec Maurin, Goddyn, Goerens, Gomes, González Peñas, González Pons, Gosiewska, de Grandes Pascual, Grapini, Gräßle, Graswander-Hainz, Gräzin, Griesbeck, Griffin, Grigule-Pēterse, Grossetête, Grzyb, Gualtieri, Guerrero Salom, Guillaume, Guoga, Guteland, Gutiérrez Prieto, Hadjigeorgiou, Halla-aho, Hannan, Hansen, Harkin, Harms, Häusling, Hautala, Hayes, Hazekamp, Hedh, Henkel, Herranz García, Hetman, Heubuch, Hirsch, Hoc, Hoffmann, Hohlmeier, Hökmark, Hölvényi, Honeyball, Hortefeux, Howarth, Hübner, Hudghton, Huitema, Hyusmenova, in 't Veld, Iturgaiz, Iwaszkiewicz, Jaakonsaari, Jäätteenmäki, Jadot, Jahr, Jakovčić, Jalkh, Jamet, Járóka, Jáuregui Atondo, Jávor, Jazłowiecka, Ježek, Jiménez-Becerril Barrio, Joly, de Jong, Jongerius, Joulaud, Jurek, Juvin, Kaili, Kalinowski, Kalniete, Kammerevert, Kappel, Karas, Kari, Karlsson, Karski, Katainen, Kaufmann, Kefalogiannis, Kelam, Keller Jan, Keller Ska, Kelly, Khan, Kirton-Darling, Klinz, Kłosowski, Koch, Kofod, Kohlíček, Kohn, Kölmel, Konečná, Kósa, Köster, Kouloglou, Kouroumbashev, Kovács, Kovatchev, Kozłowska-Rajewicz, Krasnodębski, Krehl, Krupa, Kudrycka, Kuhn, Kukan, Kumpula-Natri, Kuneva, Kuźmiuk, Kyenge, Kyllönen, Kyrkos, Kyuchyuk, Lalonde, Lamassoure, Lambert, Lange, de Lange, Langen, La Via, Lavrilleux, Lebreton, Lechevalier, Le Hyaric, Leinen, Lenaers, Leontini, Le Pen, Lewandowski, Liberadzki, Liese, Lietz, Lochbihler, Loiseau, Løkkegaard, Lope Fontagné, López, López Aguilar, López Bermejo, López-Istúriz White, Lösing, Loskutovs, Lucke, Ludvigsson, Łukacijewska, Lundgren, Łybacka, McAllister, McAvan, McClarkin, McGuinness, McIntyre, Macovei, Maletić, Malinov, Mamikins, Mandl, Mănescu, Maňka, Mann, Manscour, Marcellesi, Marias, Marinescu, Marinho e Pinto, Martin David, Martin Dominique, Martin Edouard, Martusciello, Marusik, Matias, Mato, Matthews, Maullu, Maurel, Mavrides, Maydell, Mayer Georg, Mayer Alex, Mazuronis, Meissner, Mélin, Melior, Melo, Messerschmidt, Meszerics, Metsola, Metz, Meuthen, Michel, Michels, Mihaylova, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, van Miltenburg, Mineur, Miranda, Mitrofanovs, Mizzi, Mlinar, Mobarik, Moi, Molnár, Monot, Monteiro de Aguiar, Montel, Moody, Moraes, Morano, Morgano, Morin-Chartier, Morvai, Mosca, Müller, Mureşan, Muselier, Mussolini, Nagtegaal, Nagy, Nart, Nekov, Neuser, Nica, Nicholson, Nicolai, Niebler, Niedermayer, Niedermüller, Ní Riada, van Nistelrooij, Noichl, Novakov, Nuttall, Obermayr, O'Flynn, Omarjee, Ożóg, Packet, Padar, Paet, Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Paksas, Palmer, Panzeri, Paolucci, Papadakis Demetris, Papadakis Konstantinos, Papadimoulis, Pargneaux, Paşcu, Pavel, Payne, Pedicini, Peillon, Peterle, Petersen, Petir, Philippot, Picierno, Picula, Piecha, Pieper, Pietikäinen, Pimenta Lopes, Piotrowski, Piri, Pirinski, Pitera, Poc, Poche, Polčák, Popa, Pospíšil, Post, Preda, Pretzell, Preuß, Proust, Punset, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Radev, Radoš, Radtke, Rangel, Reda, Regner, Reid, Reimon, Reintke, Revault d'Allonnes Bonnefoy, Ribeiro, Ries, Riquet, Rivasi, Rochefort, Rodrigues Liliana, Rodrigues Maria João, Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Rodust, Rohde, Rolin, Ropė, Rosati, Rozière, Ruas, Rübig, Ruohonen-Lerner, Šadurskis, Saïfi, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Salini, Sánchez Caldentey, Sander, Sant, dos Santos, Sârbu, Sargentini, Sarvamaa, Sassoli, Saudargas, Schaake, Schaffhauser, Schaldemose, Schirdewan, Schlein, Schmidt, Scholz, Schreijer-Pierik, Schulze, Schwab, Scott Cato, Scottà, Sehnalová, Selimovic, Sellström, Senra Rodríguez, Sernagiotto, Serrão Santos, Siekierski, Silva Pereira, Simon Peter, Simon Siôn, Sippel, Škripek, Škrlec, Smith, Smolková, Sógor, Šojdrová, Solé, Šoltes, Sommer, Sonik, Sonneborn, Sośnierz, Spinelli, Spyraki, Staes, Stanishev, Starbatty, Štefanec, Štětina, Stevens, Stolojan, Stuger, Šuica, Sulík, Šulin, Svoboda, Swinburne, Sylikiotis, Synadinos, Szájer, Szanyi, Szejnfeld, Tajani, Tamburrano, Tănăsescu, Tang, Tannock, Țapardel, Tarabella, Tarand, Taylor, Telička, Terricabras, Theocharous, Thomas, Thun und Hohenstein, Toia, Tőkés, Tolić, Tomaševski, Tomašić, Tomc, Toom, Torvalds, Tošenovský, Trebesius, Tremosa i Balcells, Troszczynski, Trüpel, Ţurcanu, Ujazdowski, Ujhelyi, Ulvskog, Urbán Crespo, Urtasun, Urutchev, Vaidere, Vajgl, Valcárcel Siso, Vălean, Valenciano, Valero, Valli, Vallina, Vana, Van Brempt, Vandenkendelaere, Van Orden, Vaughan, Vautmans, Vehkaperä, Vergiat, Verheyen, Viegas, Vieu, Vilimsky, Viotti, Virkkunen, Vistisen, Waitz, Wałęsa, Ward, Weber Renate, Weidenholzer, Werner, Westphal, Wieland, Wierinck, Wikström, Winberg, Winkler Hermann, Winkler Iuliu, Winter, Wiśniewska, Wölken, Woolfe, Záborská, Zahradil, Zala, Zammit Dimech, Zanni, Zdechovský, Zdrojewski, Zeller, Zemke, Zijlstra, Zīle, Zimmer, Žitňanská, Złotowski, Zoană, Zoffoli, Zorrinho, Zovko, Zullo, Zver

Excused:

Arena, Beňová, Cesa, Crowley, Drăghici, Händel, James, Maštálka, Patriciello, Ponga, Torres Martínez, Vozemberg-Vrionidi

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