Index 
Minutes
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 - StrasbourgFinal edition
1. Opening of the sitting
 2. Documents received
 3. Future protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco ( motions for resolutions tabled )
 4. Implementing measures (Rule 88)
 5. Review of the Polish Presidency (debate)
 6. Draft scoreboard for the surveillance of macroeconomic imbalances (debate)
 7. Voting time
  7.1. Instrument for pre-accession assistance ***I (Rule 138) (vote)
  7.2. Fruit juices and certain similar products intended for human consumption ***I (vote)
  7.3. Use of phosphates and other phosphorous compounds in household laundry detergents ***I (vote)
  7.4. EU-Morocco fisheries partnership agreement *** (vote)
  7.5. Proposal for a decision on the numerical strength of the standing committees (vote)
  7.6. Proposal for a decision on the numerical strength of the interparliamentary delegations, delegations to joint parliamentary committees and delegations to parliamentary cooperation committees and multilateral Parliamentary Assemblies (vote)
  7.7. Appointment of a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank: Mr Coeuré * (vote)
  7.8. Future protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (vote)
  7.9. Impact of the financial crisis on the defence sector (vote)
  7.10. EU-Russia summit (vote)
 8. Award of the Sakharov Prize (formal sitting)
 9. Voting time (continued)
  9.1. European neighbourhood policy (vote)
  9.2. EU counter-terrorism policy: main achievements and future challenges (vote)
 10. Explanations of vote
 11. Corrections to votes and voting intentions
 12. Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting
 13. Composition of political groups
 14. Public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents ***I (debate)
 15. European Maritime Safety Agency ***I (debate)
 16. Single European transport area (debate)
 17. Detention conditions in the EU (debate)
 18. EC-Uzbekistan partnership and cooperation agreement and bilateral trade in textiles (debate)
 19. Composition of committees and delegations
 20. Freedom of movement for workers within the European Union (debate)
 21. Budgetary control of EU financial assistance to Afghanistan (short presentation)
 22. EU strategy for Central Asia (short presentation)
 23. Health and safety at work (short presentation)
 24. Agenda of the next sitting
 25. Closure of the sitting


IN THE CHAIR: Jerzy BUZEK
President

1.  Opening of the sitting

The sitting opened at 9.10.

The President made a statement on the acts of violence that had taken place the previous day in Florence and Liège, and which had resulted in several deaths. He condemned these acts and offered Parliament's condolences to the victims' families.


2.  Documents received

The following documents had been received:

1) from the Council and Commission

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing an action programme for customs and taxation in the European Union for the period 2014-2020 (FISCUS) and repealing Decisions No 1482/2007/EC and No 624/2007/EC (COM(2011)0706 - C7-0398/2011 - 2011/0341(COD) )
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 124(1).

referred to

responsible:

IMCO

opinion:

BUDG, ECON

- Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing for the period 2014 to 2020 the Justice Programme (COM(2011)0759 - C7-0439/2011 - 2011/0369(COD) )

referred to

responsible:

LIBE

opinion:

BUDG, JURI


3.  Future protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco ( motions for resolutions tabled )

Oral question (O-000319/2011 ) by Carl Haglund , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Carmen Fraga Estévez , on behalf of the PPE Group , to the Commission: Future Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (B7-0671/2011 ) .

The debate had been held on 12 December 2011 (minutes of 12.12.2011, item 13 ).

Motions for resolutions to wind up the debate tabled under Rule 115(5):

- Isabella Lövin , Raül Romeva i Rueda and François Alfonsi , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group , on the future Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (2011/2949(RSP) ) (B7-0691/2011 ) ;

- Carl Haglund , on behalf of the ALDE Group, and Carmen Fraga Estévez , on behalf of the PPE Group , on the future protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (2011/2949(RSP) ) (B7-0692/2011 ) ;

- Ulrike Rodust , Josefa Andrés Barea , Guido Milana , Antolín Sánchez Presedo , Kriton Arsenis , Catherine Trautmann and Estelle Grelier , on behalf of the S&D Group , on the future protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (2011/2949(RSP) ) (B7-0696/2011 ) ;

- João Ferreira , Patrick Le Hyaric , Willy Meyer and Nikolaos Chountis , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group , on the future Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (B7-0698/2011 ) .

Vote: minutes of 14.12.2011, item 7.8 .


4.  Implementing measures (Rule 88)

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

- Proposal for a Council Directive amending Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council to include flufenoxuron as an active substance for product-type 8 in Annex I thereto (COM(2011)0708 - 2011/2860(RPS) - deadline: 14/03/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI

- Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. concerning a Union target for the reduction of Salmonella Entertidis and Salmonella Typhimurium in flocks of broilers, as provided for in Regulation (EC) No 2160/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (D014049/05 - 2011/2928(RPS) - deadline: 21/02/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI

- Commission Regulation (EU) No .../.. laying down methods of sampling and analysis for the official control of levels of dioxins, dioxin-like PCBs and non dioxin-like PCBs in certain foodstuffs and repealing Regulation (EC) 1883/2006 (D014589/03 - 2011/2944(RPS) - deadline: 08/03/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI

- Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 110/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the definition, description, presentation, labelling and the protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks (D014789/03 - 2011/2927(RPS) - deadline: 21/02/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: AGRI

- Commission Regulation (EU) No .../EU laying down specifications for food additives listed in Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (D015454/02 - 2011/2930(RPS) - deadline: 19/02/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI

- Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 183/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the approval of establishments placing on the market, for feed use, products derived from vegetable oils and blended fats and as regards the specific requirements for production, storage, transport and dioxin testing of oils, fats and products derived thereof (D015503/05 - 2011/2935(RPS) - deadline: 02/03/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: AGRI

- Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. amending Annexes I and II to Directive 2002/32/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum levels and action thresholds for dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (D015504/03 - 2011/2943(RPS) - deadline: 07/03/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: AGRI

- Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. amending Regulation (EC) No 152/2009 as regards the determination of the levels of dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (D015506/03 - 2011/2954(RPS) - deadline: 09/03/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: AGRI

- Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. amending Regulation (EU) No.../... laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to civil aviation aircrew pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (D015689/02 - 2011/2956(RPS) - deadline: 09/03/2012)
referred to responsible: TRAN

- Commission Regulation amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the conditions of use and the use levels for Quinoline Yellow (E 104), Sunset Yellow FCF/Orange Yellow S (E 110) and Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A (E 124) (D016141/04 - 2011/2938(RPS) - deadline: 03/03/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI

- Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. correcting the Romanian version of Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 setting maximum levels for certain contaminants in foodstuffs (D016346/02 - 2011/2932(RPS) - deadline: 24/02/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: AGRI

- Commission Regulation (EU) amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (D016514/02 - 2011/2953(RPS) - deadline: 09/03/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: ITRE, IMCO

- Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. laying down technical requirements with regard to driving licences which include a storage medium (microchip) (D016665/02 - 2011/2939(RPS) - deadline: 06/03/2012)
referred to responsible: TRAN

- Commission Regulation No …/.. amending Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006 with regard to the list of nutrition claims (D016748/02 - 2011/2916(RPS) - deadline: 14/02/2012)
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: IMCO

- Commission Regulation (EU) No …/.. amending Regulation (EU) No 19/2011 as regards type-approval requirements for the manufacturer’s statutory plate of motor vehicles and their trailers (D016893/02 - 2011/2936(RPS) - deadline: 02/03/2012)
referred to responsible: IMCO

- Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No …/.. implementing Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards type-approval requirements for the installation of lane departure warning systems in motor vehicles (D016962/03 - 2011/2955(RPS) - deadline: 10/03/2012)
referred to responsible: IMCO

- Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No …/.. implementing Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council with respect to type-approval requirements for certain categories of motor vehicles with regard to advanced emergency braking systems (D016963/03 - 2011/2952(RPS) - deadline: 09/03/2012)
referred to responsible: IMCO

- Commission Decision amending Decision 2004/452/EC laying down a list of bodies whose researchers may access confidential data for scientific purposes (D017336/01 - 2011/2933(RPS) - deadline: 23/02/2012)
referred to responsible: ITRE
opinion: ECON


5.  Review of the Polish Presidency (debate)

Council and Commission statements: Review of the Polish Presidency

The President made a short introductory statement.

Donald Tusk (President-in-Office of the Council) and José Manuel Barroso (President of the Commission) made the statements.

The following spoke: Joseph Daul , on behalf of the PPE Group, Martin Schulz , on behalf of the S&D Group, Olle Schmidt , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Bas Eickhout , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Tomasz Piotr Poręba , on behalf of the ECR Group , who also replied to a blue-card question by Marek Siwiec , Georgios Toussas , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Nikolaos Salavrakos , on behalf of the EFD Group, Angelika Werthmann , Non-attached Member , Jacek Saryusz-Wolski , Bogusław Liberadzki , Alexander Alvaro , Jacek Olgierd Kurski , who also replied to a blue-card question by Lena Kolarska-Bobińska , Nikolaos Chountis , Jaroslav Paška , Diane Dodds , who also replied to a blue-card question by Paul Rübig , Markus Ferber , Hannes Swoboda , Marek Henryk Migalski , who also replied to a blue-card question by Krzysztof Lisek , Andreas Mölzer , Jean-Paul Gauzès , Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg and András Gyürk .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Mario Mauro , Edit Herczog , Andrew Henry William Brons , Petru Constantin Luhan , Juan Fernando López Aguilar and Giuseppe Gargani .

The following spoke: José Manuel Barroso and Donald Tusk .

The debate closed.

IN THE CHAIR: Rodi KRATSA-TSAGAROPOULOU
Vice-President


6.  Draft scoreboard for the surveillance of macroeconomic imbalances (debate)

Oral question (O-000306/2011 ) by Sharon Bowles , on behalf of the ECON Committee, to the Commission: Draft scoreboard for the surveillance of macroeconomic imbalances (B7-0670/2011 )

Sharon Bowles moved the oral question.

Olli Rehn (Vice-President of the Commission) answered the oral question.

The following spoke: Herbert Dorfmann , on behalf of the PPE Group, Anni Podimata , on behalf of the S&D Group, Carl Haglund , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Philippe Lamberts , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Jürgen Klute , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, and Claudio Morganti , on behalf of the EFD Group .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: George Sabin Cutaş , Ilda Figueiredo , Franz Obermayr , Phil Prendergast and Jaroslav Paška .

The following spoke: Olli Rehn .

The debate closed.

Motion for a resolution to wind up the debate tabled under Rule 115(5):

Sharon Bowles , on behalf of the ECON Committee, on the Scoreboard for the surveillance of macroeconomic imbalances: envisaged initial design (B7-0690/2011 ) .

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 9.5 .


IN THE CHAIR: Gianni PITTELLA
Vice-President

7.  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 Europarl.

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The following spoke: Leonardo Domenici on the shooting in Florence the previous day (the President referred to the statement made that morning by the President of the Parliament).


7.1.  Instrument for pre-accession assistance ***I (Rule 138) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006 establishing an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) [COM(2011)0446 - C7-0208/2011 - 2011/0193(COD) ] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Gabriele Albertini (A7-0397/2011 )

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

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote ( P7_TA(2011)0566 )


7.2.  Fruit juices and certain similar products intended for human consumption ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 2001/112/EC relating to fruit juices and certain similar products intended for human consumption [COM(2010)0490 - C7-0278/2010 - 2010/0254(COD) ] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Andres Perello Rodriguez (A7-0224/2011 )

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended ( P7_TA(2011)0567 )

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0567 )


7.3.  Use of phosphates and other phosphorous compounds in household laundry detergents ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 as regards the use of phosphates and other phosphorous compounds in household laundry detergents [COM(2010)0597 - C7-0356/2010 - 2010/0298(COD) ] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Bill Newton Dunn (A7-0246/2011 )

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended ( P7_TA(2011)0568 )

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0568 )


7.4.  EU-Morocco fisheries partnership agreement *** (vote)

Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco [11226/2011 - C7-0201/2011 - 2011/0139(NLE) ] - Committee on Fisheries. Rapporteur: Carl Haglund (A7-0394/2011 )

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

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Rejected

Parliament thereby withheld its consent to the conclusion of the Protocol (P7_TA(2011)0569 ).

The following had spoken:

Carl Haglund (rapporteur) before the vote, to clarify the voting procedure.


7.5.  Proposal for a decision on the numerical strength of the standing committees (vote)

Proposal for a decision tabled under Rule 183 of the Rules of Procedure, by the Conference of Presidents, on the numerical strength of the standing committees (2011/2838(RSO) ) (B7-0619/2011 )

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0570 )


7.6.  Proposal for a decision on the numerical strength of the interparliamentary delegations, delegations to joint parliamentary committees and delegations to parliamentary cooperation committees and multilateral Parliamentary Assemblies (vote)

Proposal for a decision tabled under Rule 198 of the Rules of Procedure, by the Conference of Presidents, on the numerical strength of the interparliamentary delegations, delegations to joint parliamentary committees and delegations to parliamentary cooperation committees and multilateral Parliamentary Assemblies (2011/2839(RSO) ) (B7-0620/2011 )

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0571 )


7.7.  Appointment of a member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank: Mr Coeuré * (vote)

Report on the Council recommendation for appointment of a Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank [17227/2011 - C7-0459/2011 - 2011/0819(NLE) ] - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Sharon Bowles (A7-0443/2011 )

(Simple majority)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 7)
(Secret ballot)
The list of Members voting is annexed to these Minutes ( minutes of 14.12.2011, item Annexe 1 ).

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0572 )


7.8.  Future protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (vote)

The debate had been held on 12 December 2011 (minutes of 12.12.2011, item 13 ).

The announcement of motions for resolutions had taken place on 14 December 2011 (minutes of 14.12.2011, item 2 ).

Motions for resolution B7-0691/2011 , B7-0692/2011 , B7-0696/2011 and B7-0698/2011

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0691/2011

(replacing B7-0691/2011 and B7-0698/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Raül Romeva i Rueda , Isabella Lövin and François Alfonsi , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ,

João Ferreira , Willy Meyer , Jacky Hénin , Nikolaos Chountis and Paul Murphy , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group

Rejected

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION B7-0691/2011

Rejected

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0692/2011

(replacing B7-0692/2011 and B7-0696/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Carmen Fraga Estévez , on behalf of the PPE Group ,

Ulrike Rodust , on behalf of the S&D Group ,

Carl Haglund , on behalf of the ALDE Group

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0573 )

(Motion for a resolution B7-0698/2011 fell.)

The following had spoken:

Guido Milana , on behalf of the S&D Group , who moved an oral amendment to introduce a new paragraph 7a and Struan Stevenson on this oral amendment. The oral amendment was adopted.


7.9.  Impact of the financial crisis on the defence sector (vote)

Report of the impact of the financial crisis on the defence sector in the EU Member States [2011/2177(INI) ] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Krzysztof Lisek (A7-0428/2011 )

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0574 )

The following had spoken:

Krzysztof Lisek (rapporteur) before the vote.


7.10.  EU-Russia summit (vote)

Motions for resolution B7-0693/2011 , B7-0694/2011 , B7-0695/2011 , B7-0697/2011 , B7-0699/2011 and B7-0700/2011

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0693/2011

(replacing B7-0693/2011 , B7-0694/2011 , B7-0695/2011 , B7-0697/2011 and B7-0700/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Elmar Brok , José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra , Ria Oomen-Ruijten , Ioannis Kasoulides , Alojz Peterle , Elena Băsescu , Cristian Dan Preda , Lena Kolarska-Bobińska , Laima Liucija Andrikienė , Inese Vaidere , Nadezhda Neynsky , Joachim Zeller , Mario Mauro , Tokia Saïfi , Arnaud Danjean , Traian Ungureanu and Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė , on behalf of the PPE Group ,

Hannes Swoboda , Véronique De Keyser , Knut Fleckenstein , Kristian Vigenin and Boris Zala , on behalf of the S&D Group ,

Kristiina Ojuland , Guy Verhofstadt , Leonidas Donskis , Robert Rochefort , Edward McMillan-Scott , Marietje Schaake , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Sonia Alfano , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Johannes Cornelis van Baalen , Graham Watson and Ivo Vajgl , on behalf of the ALDE Group ,

Rebecca Harms , Werner Schulz , Raül Romeva i Rueda , Bart Staes , Barbara Lochbihler , Tarja Cronberg , Indrek Tarand and Rui Tavares , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ,

Charles Tannock , Ryszard Antoni Legutko , Tomasz Piotr Poręba , Marek Henryk Migalski , Geoffrey Van Orden , Michał Tomasz Kamiński , Roberts Zīle , Ryszard Czarnecki , Janusz Wojciechowski , Konrad Szymański and Adam Bielan , on behalf of the ECR Group

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0575 )

(Motion for a resolution B7-0699/2011 fell.)


IN THE CHAIR: Jerzy BUZEK
President

8.  Award of the Sakharov Prize (formal sitting)

From 12.00 to 12.30, Parliament held a formal sitting for the award of the Sakharov Prize to Asmaa Mahfouz (Egypt), Ahmed al-Zubair Ahmed al-Sanusi (Libya), Razan Zaitouneh (Syria), Ali Farzat (Syria) and the late Mohamed Bouazizi (Tunisia), five Arab Spring activists.


IN THE CHAIR: Gianni PITTELLA
Vice-President

9.  Voting time (continued)

9.1.  European neighbourhood policy (vote)

Report on the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy [2011/2157(INI) ] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Co-rapporteurs: Mário David and Marek Siwiec (A7-0400/2011 )

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0676 )


9.2.  EU counter-terrorism policy: main achievements and future challenges (vote)

Report on the EU counter-terrorism policy: main achievements and future challenges [2010/2311(INI) ] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Sophia in 't Veld (A7-0286/2011 )

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

ALTERNATIVE MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION (tabled by the S&D, ALDE and Verts/ALE Groups)

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0677 )


10.  Explanations of vote

Written explanations of vote:

Explanations of vote submitted in writing under Rule 170 appear in the Verbatim Report of Proceedings for the sitting.

Oral explanations of vote:

Report: Andres Perello Rodriguez - A7-0224/2011

Giovanni La Via , George Lyon , Marina Yannakoudakis , Miroslav Mikolášik , Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris , Peter Jahr , Charles Tannock , Kay Swinburne , Seán Kelly , Anna Maria Corazza Bildt , Daniel Hannan , Syed Kamall and Anna Záborská

Report: Bill Newton Dunn - A7-0246/2011

Marina Yannakoudakis , Peter Jahr , Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė , Charles Tannock , Iva Zanicchi , Kay Swinburne and Anna Záborská

Recommendation: Carl Haglund - A7-0394/2011

George Lyon , Mitro Repo , Bendt Bendtsen , Peter Jahr , Kay Swinburne , Seán Kelly , Daniel Hannan , Bernd Posselt and Syed Kamall

Report: Krzysztof Lisek - A7-0428/2011

Iva Zanicchi , Paul Murphy , Janusz Władysław Zemke , Marina Yannakoudakis , Gianni Vattimo , Kay Swinburne , Bernd Posselt , Elena Băsescu , Seán Kelly and Diane Dodds

EU-Russia summit - RC B7-0693/2011

Salvatore Iacolino , Mitro Repo , Elena Băsescu , Paul Murphy and Miroslav Mikolášik

Report: Mário David and Marek Siwiec - A7-0400/2011

Salvatore Iacolino , Iva Zanicchi , Mario Pirillo , Miroslav Mikolášik , Brice Hortefeux , Eduard Kukan , Kay Swinburne , Bernd Posselt , Elena Băsescu and Diane Dodds

Report: Sophia in 't Veld - A7-0286/2011

Mitro Repo , Janusz Władysław Zemke , Diane Dodds and Kay Swinburne


11.  Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Corrections to votes and voting intentions appear on the 'Séance en direct' website under 'Votes'/'Results of votes'/'Roll-call votes'. They are published in hard copy in the Result of roll-call votes annex.

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 13.55 and resumed at 15.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Diana WALLIS
Vice-President

12.  Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting

The minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


13.  Composition of political groups

Magdi Cristiano Allam had joined the EFD Group with effect from 14 December 2011.


14.  Public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council regarding public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents (recast) [COM(2008)0229 - C6-0184/2008 - 2008/0090(COD) ] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Michael Cashman (A7-0426/2011 )

Michael Cashman introduced the report.

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

The following spoke: Anneli Jäätteenmäki (rapporteur for the opinion of the AFCO Committee), Ágnes Hankiss (rapporteur for the opinion of the PETI Committee), Renate Sommer , on behalf of the PPE Group, Monika Flašíková Beňová , on behalf of the S&D Group, Sonia Alfano , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Judith Sargentini , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Tadeusz Cymański , on behalf of the ECR Group, Cornelis de Jong , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Auke Zijlstra , Non-attached Member, Simon Busuttil , Tanja Fajon , Sophia in 't Veld , who also replied to a blue-card question by Renate Sommer , Gerald Häfner , Angelika Werthmann , Hubert Pirker , who also replied to a blue-card question by Sophia in 't Veld , Michael Cashman , on the reply given by Hubert Pirker , Vilija Blinkevičiūtė , Margrete Auken , Dimitar Stoyanov , Elena Băsescu , Phil Prendergast , Monica Luisa Macovei , Marita Ulvskog and Anna Maria Corazza Bildt .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Jaroslav Paška , Andrew Henry William Brons , Nicole Sinclaire and Anna Záborská .

The following spoke: Maroš Šefčovič .

IN THE CHAIR: Roberta ANGELILLI
Vice-President

The following spoke: Michael Cashman , who also replied to a blue-card question by Renate Sommer .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 9.2 .


15.  European Maritime Safety Agency ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002 establishing a European Maritime Safety Agency [COM(2010)0611 - C7-0343/2010 - 2010/0303(COD) ] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Knut Fleckenstein (A7-0372/2011 )

Knut Fleckenstein introduced the report.

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

The following spoke: Bart Staes (rapporteur for the opinion of the ENVI Committee), Luis de Grandes Pascual , on behalf of the PPE Group, Saïd El Khadraoui , on behalf of the S&D Group, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Keith Taylor , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Peter van Dalen , on behalf of the ECR Group, Juozas Imbrasas , on behalf of the EFD Group, Werner Kuhn , who also replied to a blue-card question by Peter van Dalen , Janusz Władysław Zemke , Jacqueline Foster and Maria Da Graça Carvalho .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Nuno Teixeira , Jan Kozłowski , Estelle Grelier , Silvia-Adriana Ţicău , Zigmantas Balčytis , Josefa Andrés Barea , Gesine Meissner , Pat the Cope Gallagher and Georgios Toussas .

The following spoke: Siim Kallas and Knut Fleckenstein .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 9.3 .


16.  Single European transport area (debate)

Report on the Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system [2011/2096(INI) ] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Mathieu Grosch (A7-0425/2011 )

IN THE CHAIR: Edward McMILLAN-SCOTT
Vice-President

Mathieu Grosch introduced the report.

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

The following spoke: Bogusław Sonik (rapporteur for the opinion of the ENVI Committee), Krišjānis Kariņš (rapporteur for the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Dieter-Lebrecht Koch , on behalf of the PPE Group, Olga Sehnalová , on behalf of the S&D Group, Gesine Meissner , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Michael Cramer , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Philip Bradbourn , on behalf of the ECR Group, Georgios Toussas , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Juozas Imbrasas , on behalf of the EFD Group, Laurence J.A.J. Stassen , Non-attached Member , who also replied to a blue-card question by Michael Cramer , Hubert Pirker , Saïd El Khadraoui , Roberts Zīle , João Ferreira , Antonio Cancian , Marita Ulvskog , Oldřich Vlasák , Georges Bach , Gilles Pargneaux , Jacqueline Foster , Ádám Kósa and Ismail Ertug .

IN THE CHAIR: Miguel Angel MARTÍNEZ MARTÍNEZ
Vice-President

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Nuno Teixeira , Silvia-Adriana Ţicău , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Isabelle Durant , Jaroslav Paška , Andreas Mölzer , Miroslav Mikolášik , Zigmantas Balčytis and Petru Constantin Luhan .

The following spoke: Siim Kallas and Mathieu Grosch .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 9.6 .


17.  Detention conditions in the EU (debate)

Oral question (O-000252/2011 ) by Niccolò Rinaldi , Renate Weber , Gianni Vattimo , Jens Rohde , Nathalie Griesbeck , Sophia in 't Veld , Sarah Ludford , Louis Michel , Andrea Zanoni , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Giommaria Uggias , Cecilia Wikström and Marielle de Sarnez , on behalf of the ALDE Group , to the Council: Detention conditions in the EU (B7-0658/2011 )

Oral question (O-000253/2011 ) by Niccolò Rinaldi , Renate Weber , Gianni Vattimo , Jens Rohde , Nathalie Griesbeck , Sophia in 't Veld , Sarah Ludford , Louis Michel , Andrea Zanoni , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Giommaria Uggias , Cecilia Wikström and Marielle de Sarnez , on behalf of the ALDE Group , to the Commission: Detention conditions in the EU (B7-0659/2011 )

Oral question (O-000265/2011 ) by Kyriacos Triantaphyllides , Cornelis de Jong and Miguel Portas , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group , to the Council: Detention conditions in the EU (B7-0660/2011 )

Oral question (O-000266/2011 ) by Kyriacos Triantaphyllides , Cornelis de Jong and Miguel Portas , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group , to the Commission: Detention conditions in the EU (B7-0661/2011 )

Oral question (O-000283/2011 ) by Salvatore Iacolino , Simon Busuttil , Carlos Coelho and Elena Oana Antonescu , on behalf of the PPE Group , to the Council: Detention conditions in the EU (B7-0662/2011 )

Oral question (O-000284/2011 ) by Salvatore Iacolino , Simon Busuttil , Carlos Coelho and Elena Oana Antonescu , on behalf of the PPE Group , to the Commission: Detention conditions in the EU (B7-0663/2011 )

Oral question (O-000286/2011 ) by Judith Sargentini , Jan Philipp Albrecht , Rui Tavares , Tatjana Ždanoka and Raül Romeva i Rueda , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group , to the Council: Detention conditions in the EU (B7-0664/2011 )

Oral question (O-000287/2011 ) by Judith Sargentini , Jan Philipp Albrecht , Rui Tavares , Tatjana Ždanoka and Raül Romeva i Rueda , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group , to the Commission: Detention conditions in the EU (B7-0665/2011 )

Oral question (O-000296/2011 ) by Birgit Sippel , Claude Moraes , Carmen Romero López , Sylvie Guillaume , Tanja Fajon , Roberto Gualtieri and Rita Borsellino , on behalf of the S&D Group , to the Council: Detention conditions in the EU (B7-0666/2011 )

Oral question (O-000297/2011 ) by Birgit Sippel , Claude Moraes , Carmen Romero López , Sylvie Guillaume , Tanja Fajon , Roberto Gualtieri and Rita Borsellino , on behalf of the S&D Group , to the Commission: Detention conditions in the EU (B7-0667/2011 )

Niccolò Rinaldi , Kyriacos Triantaphyllides , Salvatore Iacolino , Judith Sargentini and Birgit Sippel moved the oral questions.

Maciej Szpunar (President-in-Office of the Council) and Siim Kallas (Vice-President of the Commission) answered the questions.

The following spoke: Carlos Coelho , on behalf of the PPE Group, Carmen Romero López , on behalf of the S&D Group, Sarah Ludford , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Jan Philipp Albrecht , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, William (The Earl of) Dartmouth , on behalf of the EFD Group, Csanád Szegedi , Non-attached Member, Roberta Angelilli , who also replied to a blue-card question by Nicole Sinclaire , Emine Bozkurt , Cecilia Wikström , Rui Tavares and Elena Oana Antonescu .

IN THE CHAIR: Giles CHICHESTER
Vice-President

The following spoke: Georgios Papanikolaou .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Tatjana Ždanoka , Andrew Henry William Brons and Jaroslav Paška .

The following spoke: Siim Kallas and Maciej Szpunar .

Motion for a resolution to wind up the debate tabled under Rule 115(5):

Salvatore Iacolino , Manfred Weber , Simon Busuttil , Carlos Coelho , Elena Oana Antonescu , Georgios Papanikolaou , Roberta Angelilli , Mario Mauro , Erminia Mazzoni , on behalf of the PPE Group, Birgit Sippel , Claude Moraes , Sylvie Guillaume , Rita Borsellino , Emine Bozkurt , Roberto Gualtieri , Tanja Fajon , Carmen Romero López , Silvia Costa , on behalf of the S&D Group, Niccolò Rinaldi , Renate Weber , Sarah Ludford , Nathalie Griesbeck , Cecilia Wikström , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Andrea Zanoni , Leonidas Donskis , Louis Michel , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Judith Sargentini , Jan Philipp Albrecht , Tatjana Ždanoka , Rui Tavares , Raül Romeva i Rueda , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Timothy Kirkhope , on behalf of the ECR Group, Kyriacos Triantaphyllides , Cornelis de Jong , Cornelia Ernst , Miguel Portas , Nikolaos Chountis and Marisa Matias , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group on detention conditions in the EU (2011/2897(RSP) ) (B7-0687/2011 ) .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 9.7 .


18.  EC-Uzbekistan partnership and cooperation agreement and bilateral trade in textiles (debate)

Interim report on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Uzbekistan, of the other part, amending the Agreement in order to extend the provisions of the Agreement to bilateral trade in textiles, taking account of the expiry of the bilateral textiles Agreement [16384/1/2010 - C7-0097/2011 - 2010/0323(NLE) ] - Committee on International Trade. Rapporteur: George Sabin Cutaş (A7-0427/2011 )

George Sabin Cutaş introduced the report.

The following spoke: Olli Rehn (Vice-President of the Commission) .

The following spoke: Cristiana Muscardini , on behalf of the PPE Group, Nicole Kiil-Nielsen (rapporteur for the opinion of the AFET Committee), David Martin , on behalf of the S&D Group, Niccolò Rinaldi , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Keith Taylor , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Paul Murphy , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Matteo Salvini , on behalf of the EFD Group, Daniel Caspary , Maria Eleni Koppa , Catherine Bearder , Inese Vaidere , Justas Vincas Paleckis and Joachim Zeller .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Nicole Sinclaire and Csanád Szegedi .

The following spoke: Olli Rehn and George Sabin Cutaş .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 9.8 .


(The sitting was suspended at 19.50 and resumed at 21.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Anni PODIMATA
Vice-President

19.  Composition of committees and delegations

The President had received the following requests for appointments from the PPE, S&D, CR, EFD and Verts/ALE groups:

CONT Committee: Rosario Crocetta to replace Christel Schaldemose

ENVI Committee: Yves Cochet

ITRE Committee: Amelia Andersdotter , Josefa Andrés Barea and Lorenzo Fontana

IMCO Committee: Vicente Miguel Garcés Ramón

TRAN Committee: Joseph Cuschieri

REGI Committee: Jens Nilsson

AGRI Committee: Lorenzo Fontana was no longer a full member

PECH Committee: Dolores García-Hierro Caraballo to replace Josefa Andrés Barea

LIBE Committee: Anthea McIntyre and Josef Weidenholzer

DROI Subcommittee: Bastiaan Belder

SEDE Subcommittee: Sampo Terho

Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council: Roberto Gualtieri to replace Paolo De Castro

Delegation for relations with the Arabian Peninsula: Joseph Cuschieri , Vicente Miguel Garcés Ramón , Svetoslav Hristov Malinov , Jean Roatta

Delegation for relations with the United States: Paolo De Castro to replace Roberto Gualtieri

Delegation for relations with Iran: Josef Weidenholzer to replace Jörg Leichtfried

Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula: Amelia Andersdotter , Arkadiusz Tomasz Bratkowski

Delegation for relations with India: Yves Cochet , Eider Gardiazábal Rubial and Jörg Leichtfried , Zofija Mazej Kukovič, Eva Ortiz Vilella and Gino Trematerra, on behalf of the PPE Group

Delegation for relations with South Africa: Jens Nilsson , Salvador Sedó i Alabart , Kārlis Šadurskis , Dolores García-Hierro Caraballo to replace Eider Gardiazábal Rubial

The appointments would be deemed ratified if there were no objections before the approval of these minutes.


20.  Freedom of movement for workers within the European Union (debate)

Oral question (O-000320/2011 ) by Traian Ungureanu , Csaba Őry , Elena Băsescu , Iliana Ivanova and Marian-Jean Marinescu , on behalf of the PPE Group , to the Commission: Freedom of movement for workers within the European Union (B7-0673/2011 ) ;

Oral question (O-000323/2011 ) by Stephen Hughes , Rovana Plumb and Hannes Swoboda , on behalf of the S&D Group , to the Commission: Restrictions on free movement of workers (B7-0674/2011 ) .

Traian Ungureanu and Rovana Plumb moved the oral questions.

László Andor (Member of the Commission) answered the questions.

The following spoke: Elena Băsescu , on behalf of the PPE Group, Jutta Steinruck , on behalf of the S&D Group, Renate Weber , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Marije Cornelissen , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Ilda Figueiredo , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Jaroslav Paška , on behalf of the EFD Group, Iliana Ivanova , Cătălin Sorin Ivan , Marian-Jean Marinescu , Vasilica Viorica Dăncilă , Danuta Jazłowiecka and Vilija Blinkevičiūtė .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Othmar Karas , Evgeni Kirilov , Iosif Matula , Ioan Enciu , Nicole Sinclaire , who also replied to two blue-card questions by Kristian Vigenin and Silvia-Adriana Ţicău , Silvia-Adriana Ţicău who also replied to a blue-card question by Nicole Sinclaire , Piotr Borys and Kristian Vigenin .

The following spoke: László Andor .

Motions for resolutions to wind up the debate tabled under Rule 115(5):

- Traian Ungureanu , Csaba Őry , Elena Băsescu , Iliana Ivanova and Marian-Jean Marinescu , on behalf of the PPE Group , on freedom of movement for workers within the European Union (B7-0727/2011 ) ;

- Rovana Plumb and Stephen Hughes , on behalf of the S&D Group , on restrictions on the free movement of workers within the European Union (2011/2958(RSP) ) (B7-0728/2011 ) ;

- Marije Cornelissen , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group , on freedom of movement for workers within the European Union (2011/2958(RSP) ) (B7-0729/2011 ) ;

- Marian Harkin , Renate Weber and Filiz Hakaeva Hyusmenova , on behalf of the ALDE Group , on freedom of movement for workers within the European Union (2011/2958(RSP) ) (B7-0730/2011 ) ;

- Patrick Le Hyaric , Ilda Figueiredo , Kyriacos Triantaphyllides , Paul Murphy , Willy Meyer , Jean-Luc Mélenchon , Marie-Christine Vergiat , Nikolaos Chountis , Jacky Hénin and Gabriele Zimmer , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group , on the freedom of movement for workers in the European Union (2011/2958(RSP) ) (B7-0731/2011 )

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 9.9 .


21.  Budgetary control of EU financial assistance to Afghanistan (short presentation)

Report on the budgetary control of EU financial assistance to Afghanistan [2011/2014(INI) ] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Jens Geier (A7-0388/2011 )

Jens Geier made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Seán Kelly , Piotr Borys , Jaroslav Paška and Nicole Sinclaire .

The following spoke: László Andor (Member of the Commission) .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Martin Ehrenhauser .

The item closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 7.1 .


22.  EU strategy for Central Asia (short presentation)

State of implementation of the EU Strategy for Central Asia [2011/2008(INI) ] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Nicole Kiil-Nielsen (A7-0338/2011 )

Nicole Kiil-Nielsen made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Seán Kelly , Silvia-Adriana Ţicău , Sonia Alfano , Piotr Borys and Jaroslav Paška .

The following spoke: László Andor (Member of the Commission) .

The item closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 9.10 .


23.  Health and safety at work (short presentation)

Report on mid-term review of the European strategy 2007-2012 on health and safety at work [2011/2147(INI) ] - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Rapporteur: Karima Delli (A7-0409/2011 )

Karima Delli made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Sylvana Rapti , Danuta Jazłowiecka , Miroslav Mikolášik , Derek Roland Clark , Silvia-Adriana Ţicău , Seán Kelly and Jaroslav Paška .

The following spoke: László Andor (Member of the Commission)

The item closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 9.11 .


24.  Agenda of the next sitting

The agenda of the next day's sitting had been established ('Agenda' PE 479.489/OJJE).


25.  Closure of the sitting

The sitting closed at 23.00.

Klaus Welle

Rainer Wieland

Secretary-General

Vice-President

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