Index 
Minutes
Thursday, 15 December 2011 - StrasbourgFinal edition
1. Opening of the sitting
 2. Situation in Syria ( motions for resolutions tabled )
 3. Recent Council decisions and Commission revision of the EGF regulation - Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application EGF/2009/019 FR/Renault from France) (debate)
 4. Intelligent Energy Europe programme (debate)
 5. EU competition policy (debate)
 6. International Day of the Girl (written declaration)
 7. Voting time
  7.1. Budgetary control of EU financial assistance to Afghanistan (Rule 138) (vote)
  7.2. EU competition policy (Rule 138) (vote)
 8. Address by the President, Jerzy Buzek, on his term of office
 9. Voting time (continued)
  9.1. Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application EGF/2009/019 FR/Renault from France) (vote)
  9.2. Public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents ***I (vote)
  9.3. European Maritime Safety Agency ***I (vote)
  9.4. Situation in Syria (vote)
  9.5. Draft scoreboard for the surveillance of macroeconomic imbalances (vote)
  9.6. Single European transport area (vote)
  9.7. Detention conditions in the EU (vote)
  9.8. EC-Uzbekistan partnership and cooperation agreement and bilateral trade in textiles (vote)
  9.9. Freedom of movement for workers within the European Union (vote)
  9.10. EU strategy for Central Asia (vote)
  9.11. Health and safety at work (vote)
 10. Explanations of vote
 11. Corrections to votes and voting intentions
 12. Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting
 13. Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (debate)
  13.1. Azerbaijan, notably the case of Rafiq Tagi
  13.2. Situation of women in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  13.3. Tunisia: the case of Zacharia Bouguira
 14. Voting time
  14.1. Azerbaijan, notably the case of Rafiq Tagi (vote)
  14.2. Situation of women in Afghanistan and Pakistan (vote)
  14.3. Tunisia: the case of Zacharia Bouguira (vote)
 15. Corrections to votes and voting intentions
 16. Composition of committees and delegations
 17. Documents received
 18. Decisions concerning certain documents
 19. Written declarations (submission)
 20. Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting
 21. Dates of forthcoming sittings
 22. Adjournment of the session


IN THE CHAIR: Roberta ANGELILLI
Vice-President

1.  Opening of the sitting

The sitting opened at 8.35.


2.  Situation in Syria ( motions for resolutions tabled )

Statement by the Vice-President of the Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy: Situation in Syria

The debate had been held on 13 December 2011 (minutes of 13.12.2011, item 13 ).

Motions for resolutions to wind up the debate tabled under Rule 110(2):

- Geoffrey Van Orden , Marek Henryk Migalski , Michał Tomasz Kamiński , Adam Bielan , Ryszard Antoni Legutko , Tomasz Piotr Poręba , Valdemar Tomaševski , Ryszard Czarnecki , Sajjad Karim and Charles Tannock , on behalf of the ECR Group , on the situation in Syria (2011/2880(RSP) ) (B7-0721/2011 ) ;

- Véronique De Keyser , Hannes Swoboda , Pino Arlacchi , Emine Bozkurt , Harlem Désir , Saïd El Khadraoui , Richard Howitt , María Muñiz De Urquiza , Vincent Peillon , Carmen Romero López , Kristian Vigenin and Roberto Gualtieri , on behalf of the S&D Group , on the situation in Syria (2011/2880(RSP) ) (B7-0722/2011 ) ;

- Daniel Cohn-Bendit , Hélène Flautre , Franziska Katharina Brantner , Barbara Lochbihler , Ulrike Lunacek , Isabelle Durant , Raül Romeva i Rueda , Yannick Jadot , Jean-Paul Besset , Malika Benarab-Attou , Nicole Kiil-Nielsen , Judith Sargentini and Michèle Rivasi , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group , on the situation in Syria (2011/2880(RSP) ) (B7-0723/2011 ) ;

- Marietje Schaake , Kristiina Ojuland , Marielle de Sarnez , Louis Michel , Alexandra Thein , Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck , Robert Rochefort , Edward McMillan-Scott , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Sonia Alfano , Frédérique Ries , Anneli Jäätteenmäki , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Johannes Cornelis van Baalen and Graham Watson , on behalf of the ALDE Group , on the situation in Syria (2011/2880(RSP) ) (B7-0724/2011 ) ;

- José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra , Elmar Brok , Ioannis Kasoulides , Cristian Dan Preda , Ria Oomen-Ruijten , Andrzej Grzyb , Gabriele Albertini , Tokia Saïfi , Hans-Gert Pöttering , Mario Mauro , Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou , Elena Băsescu , Arnaud Danjean , Laima Liucija Andrikienė , Roberta Angelilli , Mário David , Simon Busuttil , Franck Proust , Agnès Le Brun , Michael Gahler , Nadezhda Neynsky and Dominique Vlasto , on behalf of the PPE Group , on the situation in Syria (2011/2880(RSP) ) (B7-0725/2011 ) ;

- Willy Meyer , Sabine Lösing and Jiří Maštálka , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group , on the situation in Syria (2011/2880(RSP) ) (B7-0726/2011 ) .

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 9.4 .


3.  Recent Council decisions and Commission revision of the EGF regulation - Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application EGF/2009/019 FR/Renault from France) (debate)

Commission statement: Recent Council decisions and Commission revision of the EGF regulation

Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, in accordance with point 28 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management (application EGF/2009/019 FR/Renault from France) [COM(2011)0420 - C7-0193/2011 - 2011/2158(BUD) ] - Committee on Budgets. Rapporteur: Barbara Matera (A7-0396/2011 )

Barbara Matera introduced the report.

Janusz Lewandowski (Member of the Commission) made the statement.

The following spoke: Jean-Paul Gauzès , on behalf of the PPE Group , who also replied to two blue-card questions by Silvia-Adriana Ţicău and Estelle Grelier , Frédéric Daerden , on behalf of the S&D Group, Marian Harkin , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Marije Cornelissen , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Ilda Figueiredo , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, José Manuel Fernandes , who also replied to two blue-card questions by Ilda Figueiredo and Pervenche Berès , Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto , Alexander Alvaro , who also replied to two blue-card questions by Paul Rübig and Silvia-Adriana Ţicău , Karima Delli , Marie-Christine Vergiat , Damien Abad , Pervenche Berès , Paul Murphy , Estelle Grelier and Mairead McGuinness .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Rareş-Lucian Niculescu , Phil Prendergast and Silvia-Adriana Ţicău .

The following spoke: Barbara Matera and Janusz Lewandowski

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 9.1 .


4.  Intelligent Energy Europe programme (debate)

Oral question (O-000244/2011 ) by Maria Da Graça Carvalho , Bendt Bendtsen , Paul Rübig , Krišjānis Kariņš , Pilar del Castillo Vera and Romana Jordan , on behalf of the PPE Group , Fiona Hall and Graham Watson, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Claude Turmes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Anni Podimata , Jo Leinen , Teresa Riera Madurell , Silvia-Adriana Ţicău and Britta Thomsen , on behalf of the S&D Group , to the Commission: Intelligent Energy Europe programme (IEE) within the MFF (B7-0668/2011 )

Oral question (O-000322/2011 ) by Rolandas Paksas and Juozas Imbrasas , on behalf of the EFD Group , to the Commission: 'Intelligent energy - Europe II' programme and multiannual financial framework (B7-0672/2011 )

Maria Da Graça Carvalho , Graham Watson , Claude Turmes , Teresa Riera Madurell and Rolandas Paksas moved the oral questions.

Janusz Lewandowski (Member of the Commission) answered the oral questions.

The following spoke: Pilar del Castillo Vera, on behalf of the PPE Group, Kathleen Van Brempt, on behalf of the S&D Group, Francisco Sosa Wagner, non-attached Member, Alajos Mészáros, Ioan Enciu, Béla Kovács, Danuta Jazłowiecka, Edit Herczog and Mario Pirillo.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Seán Kelly , Mairead McGuinness , Iosif Matula , Judith A. Merkies , Zigmantas Balčytis , Luís Paulo Alves , Jaroslav Paška , Czesław Adam Siekierski and Silvia-Adriana Ţicău .

The following spoke: Janusz Lewandowski .

The debate closed.


5.  EU competition policy (debate)

Report on the Annual Report on EU Competition Policy [2011/2094(INI) ] - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Andreas Schwab (A7-0424/2011 )

Andreas Schwab introduced the report.

IN THE CHAIR: Anni PODIMATA
Vice-President

The following spoke: Joaquín Almunia (Vice-President of the Commission) .

The following spoke: Ashley Fox (rapporteur for the opinion of the IMCO Committee), Marian-Jean Marinescu (rapporteur for the opinion of the TRAN Committee), Markus Ferber, on behalf of the PPE Group, Peter Skinner, on behalf of the S&D Group, Sophia in 't Veld, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Philippe Lamberts, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Derk Jan Eppink, on behalf of the ECR Group, Claudio Morganti, on behalf of the EFD Group, Hans-Peter Martin, non-attached Member, Krišjānis Kariņš, Antolín Sánchez Presedo, Olle Schmidt, Kay Swinburne, Jaroslav Paška, Thomas Mann, George Sabin Cutaş, Cristian Silviu Buşoi, Adam Bielan and Tomasz Piotr Poręba.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Mairead McGuinness , Czesław Adam Siekierski , Silvia-Adriana Ţicău and Petru Constantin Luhan .

The following spoke: Joaquín Almunia and Andreas Schwab .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 7.2 .


IN THE CHAIR: Diana WALLIS
Vice-President

6.  International Day of the Girl (written declaration)

Written Declaration 0039/2011, tabled by Véronique Mathieu, Roberta Angelilli, Edite Estrela, Jean Lambert, Katarína Neveďalová in support of an International Day of the Girl, had been signed by a majority of Parliament's component Members and therefore, pursuant to Rule 123(3) and (4), would be forwarded to the addressees and published with the texts adopted at that sitting (P7_TA(2011)0593 ), with a record in the minutes of the names of the signatories (see Annex 1) .

The following spoke: Edite Estrela .

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The following spoke: Lothar Bisky , who said that, when Willy Meyer had visited Western Sahara in October, the Moroccan authorities had physically prevented him from leaving his aircraft; he protested against this treatment (the President assured him of Parliament's solidarity).

The following spoke: Nicole Sinclaire , on the procedure concerning written declarations, and Sonia Alfano , on the recent floods in Sicily.


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.


7.1.  Budgetary control of EU financial assistance to Afghanistan (Rule 138) (vote)

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

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote ( P7_TA(2011)0578 )


7.2.  EU competition policy (Rule 138) (vote)

Report on the Annual Report on EU Competition Policy [2011/2094(INI) ] - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Andreas Schwab (A7-0424/2011 )

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

The following spoke: Andreas Schwab (rapporteur) , before the vote and after consulting the political groups, to request under Rule 177(4) that the vote be postponed to the February 2012 part-session, and Udo Bullmann , in support of the request.

Parliament approved the request.

(Voting time was interrupted at this point, to recommence after the President's speech).


IN THE CHAIR: Jerzy BUZEK
President

8.  Address by the President, Jerzy Buzek, on his term of office

Jerzy Buzek addressed Parliament at the end of his term of office as President of the European Parliament.


IN THE CHAIR: Diana WALLIS
Vice-President

9.  Voting time (continued)

9.1.  Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application EGF/2009/019 FR/Renault from France) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund, in accordance with point 28 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006 between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on budgetary discipline and sound financial management (application EGF/2009/019 FR/Renault from France) [COM(2011)0420 - C7-0193/2011 - 2011/2158(BUD) ] - Committee on Budgets. Rapporteur: Barbara Matera (A7-0396/2011 )

(Qualified majority: three fifths of votes cast)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 3)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0579 )

The following had spoken:

Estelle Grelier , to move an oral amendment to paragraph 7, which was not accepted as more than 40 Members objected.


9.2.  Public access to European Parliament, Council and Commission documents ***I (vote)

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 )

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended ( P7_TA(2011)0580 )

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0580 )

The following had spoken:

Michael Cashman (rapporteur).


9.3.  European Maritime Safety Agency ***I (vote)

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 )

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended ( P7_TA(2011)0581 )

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0581 )


9.4.  Situation in Syria (vote)

Motions for resolutions B7-0721/2011 , B7-0722/2011 , B7-0723/2011 , B7-0724/2011 and B7-0725/2011 .

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0721/2011

(replacing B7-0721/2011 , B7-0722/2011 , B7-0723/2011 , B7-0724/2011 and B7-0725/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra , Elmar Brok , Ioannis Kasoulides , Cristian Dan Preda , Ria Oomen-Ruijten , Andrzej Grzyb , Gabriele Albertini , Tokia Saïfi , Hans-Gert Pöttering , Mario Mauro , Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou , Elena Băsescu , Laima Liucija Andrikienė , Roberta Angelilli , Mário David , Simon Busuttil , Franck Proust , Agnès Le Brun , Michael Gahler , Nadezhda Neynsky , Monica Luisa Macovei , Salvatore Iacolino and Arnaud Danjean , on behalf of the PPE Group ;

Véronique De Keyser , Hannes Swoboda , Pino Arlacchi , Emine Bozkurt , Harlem Désir , Saïd El Khadraoui , Roberto Gualtieri , Richard Howitt , María Muñiz De Urquiza , Vincent Peillon , Carmen Romero López and Kristian Vigenin , on behalf of the S&D Group ;

Marietje Schaake , Kristiina Ojuland , Marielle de Sarnez , Louis Michel , Alexandra Thein , Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck , Robert Rochefort , Edward McMillan-Scott , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Sonia Alfano , Frédérique Ries , Anneli Jäätteenmäki , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Johannes Cornelis van Baalen and Graham Watson , on behalf of the ALDE Group ;

Daniel Cohn-Bendit , Hélène Flautre , Ulrike Lunacek , Eva Joly , Isabelle Durant , Judith Sargentini , Yannick Jadot , Malika Benarab-Attou , Jill Evans , José Bové and Barbara Lochbihler , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ;

Charles Tannock and Geoffrey Van Orden , on behalf of the ECR Group

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0582 )

(Motion for a resolution B7-0726/2011 fell.)


9.5.  Draft scoreboard for the surveillance of macroeconomic imbalances (vote)

Motion for a resolution B7-0690/2011

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0583 )


9.6.  Single European transport area (vote)

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 )

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0584 )


9.7.  Detention conditions in the EU (vote)

Motion for a resolution B7-0687/2011

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0585 )

The following had spoken:

Birgit Sippel, to move an oral amendment to add paragraph 4a (new), which was accepted, and William (The Earl of) Dartmouth , to move an oral amendment to paragraph 6, which was not accepted as more than 40 Members objected.


9.8.  EC-Uzbekistan partnership and cooperation agreement and bilateral trade in textiles (vote)

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 )

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0586 )


9.9.  Freedom of movement for workers within the European Union (vote)

Motions for resolutions B7-0727/2011 , B7-0728/2011 , B7-0729/2011 , B7-0730/2011 and B7-0731/2011

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0727/2011

(replacing B7-0727/2011 , B7-0728/2011 , B7-0729/2011 and B7-0730/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Traian Ungureanu , Csaba Őry , Elena Băsescu , Iliana Ivanova and Marian-Jean Marinescu , on behalf of the PPE Group ;

Rovana Plumb and Stephen Hughes , on behalf of the S&D Group ;

Marije Cornelissen , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ;

Marian Harkin , Renate Weber and Filiz Hakaeva Hyusmenova , on behalf of the ALDE Group .

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0587 )

(Motion for a resolution B7-0731/2011 fell.)


9.10.  EU strategy for Central Asia (vote)

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

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0588 )

The following had spoken:

Nicole Kiil-Nielsen , to move an oral amendment to paragraph 20, which was accepted.


9.11.  Health and safety at work (vote)

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 )

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0589 )


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: Jens Geier - A7-0388/2011
Iva Zanicchi , Elena Băsescu and Kay Swinburne

Report: Barbara Matera - A7-0396/2011
Ashley Fox , Kay Swinburne , Daniel Hannan , Nicole Sinclaire and Syed Kamall

Report: Michael Cashman - A7-0426/2011
Peter Jahr , Kay Swinburne and Syed Kamall

Report: Knut Fleckenstein - A7-0372/2011
Giommaria Uggias , Elena Băsescu , Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė and Kay Swinburne

Situation in Syria - RC-B7-0721/2011
Mitro Repo and Elena Băsescu

Draft scoreboard for the surveillance of macroeconomic imbalances - RC-B7-0690/2011
Elena Băsescu , Kay Swinburne and Daniel Hannan

Report: Mathieu Grosch - A7-0425/2011
Giommaria Uggias , Elena Băsescu , Peter Jahr and Kay Swinburne

Report: George Sabin Cutaş - A7-0427/2011
Mitro Repo , Kay Swinburne and Daniel Hannan

Freedom of movement for workers within the European Union - RC-B7-0727/2011
Peter Jahr and Martin Kastler

Report: Nicole Kiil-Nielsen - A7-0338/2011
Norica Nicolai , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Paul Murphy , Elena Băsescu and Kay Swinburne

Report: Karima Delli - A7-0409/2011
Mitro Repo , Elena Băsescu , Kay Swinburne and Martin Kastler


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 13.35 and resumed at 15.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Rainer WIELAND
Vice-President

12.  Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting

The minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


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

(For the titles and authors of the motions for resolutions, see minutes of 13.12.2011, item 3 )


13.1.  Azerbaijan, notably the case of Rafiq Tagi

Motions for resolution B7-0701/2011 , B7-0703/2011 , B7-0705/2011 , B7-0706/2011 and B7-0709/2011

Charles Tannock , Véronique De Keyser , Rui Tavares , Monica Luisa Macovei and Marietje Schaake introduced motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein , on behalf of the PPE Group, Kristian Vigenin , on behalf of the S&D Group, Marie-Christine Vergiat , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, and Mitro Repo .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Eija-Riitta Korhola , Corina Creţu , Norica Nicolai and Jaroslav Paška .

The following spoke: Joaquín Almunia (Vice-President of the Commission) .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 14.1 .


13.2.  Situation of women in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Motions for resolution B7-0702/2011 , B7-0704/2011 , B7-0707/2011 , B7-0708/2011 , B7-0710/2011 , B7-0711/2011 and B7-0713/2011

Charles Tannock , Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg , Raül Romeva i Rueda , Paul Murphy , Cristian Dan Preda and Norica Nicolai introduced motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Bernd Posselt , on behalf of the PPE Group, Joanna Senyszyn , on behalf of the S&D Group, Marie-Christine Vergiat , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Jaroslav Paška , on behalf of the EFD Group, Eija-Riitta Korhola , Corina Creţu and Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Ana Gomes , Rui Tavares and Mitro Repo .

The following spoke: Joaquín Almunia (Vice-President of the Commission) .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 14.2 .


13.3.  Tunisia: the case of Zacharia Bouguira

Motions for resolution B7-0712/2011 , B7-0714/2011 , B7-0716/2011 , B7-0717/2011 , B7-0718/2011 , B7-0719/2011 and B7-0720/2011

Véronique De Keyser , Rui Tavares , Charles Tannock , Marie-Christine Vergiat , Cristian Dan Preda and Marietje Schaake introduced motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Bernd Posselt , on behalf of the PPE Group, Raül Romeva i Rueda , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Jaroslav Paška , on behalf of the EFD Group, Monica Luisa Macovei and Eija-Riitta Korhola .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Michael Gahler , Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg , Norica Nicolai , Bogusław Sonik and Ana Gomes .

The following spoke: Joaquín Almunia (Vice-President of the Commission) .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 15.12.2011, item 14.3 .


14.  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.


14.1.  Azerbaijan, notably the case of Rafiq Tagi (vote)

Motions for resolution B7-0701/2011 , B7-0703/2011 , B7-0705/2011 , B7-0706/2011 and B7-0709/2011

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0701/2011

(replacing B7-0701/2011 , B7-0703/2011 , B7-0705/2011 , B7-0706/2011 and B7-0709/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Elmar Brok , Mario Mauro , Cristian Dan Preda , Roberta Angelilli , Bernd Posselt , Tunne Kelam , Monica Luisa Macovei , Sari Essayah , Eija-Riitta Korhola , Zuzana Roithová , Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris , Eduard Kukan , Giovanni La Via , Tadeusz Zwiefka , Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein and Bogusław Sonik , on behalf of the PPE Group ;

Véronique De Keyser , Hannes Swoboda , Kristian Vigenin , María Muñiz De Urquiza and Mitro Repo , on behalf of the S&D Group ;

Marietje Schaake , Leonidas Donskis , Robert Rochefort , Marielle de Sarnez , Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Sonia Alfano , Frédérique Ries , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Johannes Cornelis van Baalen and Graham Watson , on behalf of the ALDE Group ;

Ulrike Lunacek , Raül Romeva i Rueda , Rui Tavares and Barbara Lochbihler , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ;

Charles Tannock and Geoffrey Van Orden , on behalf of the ECR Group ;

Jaroslav Paška , on behalf of the EFD Group .

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0590 )


14.2.  Situation of women in Afghanistan and Pakistan (vote)

Motions for resolution B7-0702/2011 , B7-0704/2011 , B7-0707/2011 , B7-0708/2011 , B7-0710/2011 , B7-0711/2011 and B7-0713/2011

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0702/2011

(replacing B7-0702/2011 , B7-0704/2011 , B7-0707/2011 , B7-0708/2011 , B7-0711/2011 and B7-0713/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Elmar Brok , José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra , Mario Mauro , Cristian Dan Preda , Roberta Angelilli , Bernd Posselt , Tunne Kelam , Monica Luisa Macovei , Elena Băsescu , Sari Essayah , Eija-Riitta Korhola , Zuzana Roithová , Róża Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein , Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris , Eduard Kukan , Giovanni La Via , Laima Liucija Andrikienė , Lena Kolarska-Bobińska and Filip Kaczmarek , on behalf of the PPE Group ;

Véronique De Keyser , Thijs Berman , Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg , Rovana Plumb , Antigoni Papadopoulou and Silvia Costa , on behalf of the S&D Group ,

Norica Nicolai , Niccolò Rinaldi , Marietje Schaake , Elizabeth Lynne , Alexandra Thein , Robert Rochefort , Kristiina Ojuland , Marielle de Sarnez , Louis Michel , Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck , Edward McMillan-Scott , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Sonia Alfano , Frédérique Ries , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Johannes Cornelis van Baalen , Anneli Jäätteenmäki and Graham Watson , on behalf of the ALDE Group ;

Nicole Kiil-Nielsen , Raül Romeva i Rueda , Jean Lambert , Franziska Katharina Brantner , Keith Taylor , Rui Tavares , Marije Cornelissen , Ulrike Lunacek , Jill Evans and Barbara Lochbihler , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ;

Charles Tannock , Geoffrey Van Orden , Marina Yannakoudakis , Ryszard Antoni Legutko , Julie Girling , Tadeusz Cymański and Andrea Češková , on behalf of the ECR Group ;

Fiorello Provera and Jaroslav Paška , on behalf of the EFD Group .

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0591 )

(Motion for a resolution B7-0710/2011 fell.)


14.3.  Tunisia: the case of Zacharia Bouguira (vote)

Motions for resolution B7-0712/2011 , B7-0714/2011 , B7-0716/2011 , B7-0717/2011 , B7-0718/2011 , B7-0719/2011 and B7-0720/2011 .

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B7-0712/2011

(replacing B7-0712/2011 , B7-0714/2011 , B7-0716/2011 , B7-0717/2011 , B7-0718/2011 , B7-0719/2011 and B7-0720/2011 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Tokia Saïfi , Mario Mauro , Cristian Dan Preda , Roberta Angelilli , Bernd Posselt , Tunne Kelam , Monica Luisa Macovei , Elena Băsescu , Sari Essayah , Eija-Riitta Korhola , Zuzana Roithová , Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris , Eduard Kukan , Giovanni La Via , Filip Kaczmarek , Bogusław Sonik and Paul Rübig , on behalf of the PPE Group ;

Véronique De Keyser and Pier Antonio Panzeri , on behalf of the S&D Group ;

Marietje Schaake , Robert Rochefort , Kristiina Ojuland , Marielle de Sarnez , Louis Michel , Edward McMillan-Scott , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , Sonia Alfano , Graham Watson , Frédérique Ries , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica and Johannes Cornelis van Baalen , on behalf of the ALDE Group ;

Hélène Flautre , Barbara Lochbihler , Malika Benarab-Attou , Raül Romeva i Rueda , Judith Sargentini , Nicole Kiil-Nielsen , Rui Tavares , Frieda Brepoels , François Alfonsi and Franziska Katharina Brantner , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ;

Charles Tannock and Geoffrey Van Orden , on behalf of the ECR Group ;

Marie-Christine Vergiat , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group ;

Jaroslav Paška , on behalf of the EFD Group .

Adopted ( P7_TA(2011)0592 )


15.  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.


16.  Composition of committees and delegations

The President had received the following requests for appointments from the PPE Group:

AFET Committee : György Schöpflin to replace Othmar Karas

DEVE Committee : Jean Roatta to replace András Gyürk

CONT Committee : Eva Ortiz Vilella , Jan Olbrycht were no longer members.

EMPL Committee : Frank Engel was no longer a member.

ENVI Committee : Zofija Mazej Kukovič , Kārlis Šadurskis

ITRE Committee : András Gyürk , Salvador Sedó i Alabart

IMCO Committee : Gino Trematerra

LIBE Committee : Arkadiusz Tomasz Bratkowski , Frank Engel , Svetoslav Hristov Malinov

AFCO Committee : György Schöpflin was no longer a member.

SEDE Subcommittee : Othmar Karas


17.  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 for the period 2014 to 2020 the Rights and Citizenship Programme (COM(2011)0758 - C7-0438/2011 – 2011/0344(COD) )
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 124(1).

referred to

responsible:

LIBE

opinion:

PETI, FEMM, EMPL, BUDG, JURI, IMCO

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing, as part of the Internal Security Fund, the instrument for financial support for external borders and visa (COM(2011)0750 - C7-0441/2011 - 2011/0365(COD) )

referred to

responsible:

LIBE

opinion:

DEVE, AFET, EMPL, BUDG

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Asylum and Migration Fund (COM(2011)0751 - C7-0443/2011 - 2011/0366(COD) )

referred to

responsible:

LIBE

opinion:

DEVE, AFET, EMPL, BUDG

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down general provisions on the Asylum and Migration Fund and on the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management (COM(2011)0752 - C7-0444/2011 - 2011/0367(COD) )

referred to

responsible:

LIBE

opinion:

BUDG

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing, as part of the Internal Security Fund, the instrument for financial support for police cooperation, preventing and combating crime, and crisis management (COM(2011)0753 - C7-0445/2011 - 2011/0368(COD) )

referred to

responsible:

LIBE

opinion:

BUDG

- Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the strengthening of economic and budgetary surveillance of Member States experiencing or threatened with serious difficulties with respect to their financial stability in the euro area (COM(2011)0819 - C7-0449/2011 - 2011/0385(COD) )

referred to

responsible:

ECON

opinion:

EMPL, BUDG

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of rules and procedures with regard to the introduction of noise-related operating restrictions at Union airports within a Balanced Approach and repealing Directive2002/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (COM(2011)0828 - C7-0456/2011 - 2011/0398(COD) )
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 124(1) and Rule 125(1).

referred to

responsible:

TRAN

opinion:

ENVI

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on groundhandling services at Union airports and repealing Council Directive 96/67/EC (COM(2011)0824 - C7-0457/2011 - 2011/0397(COD) )
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 124(1) and Rule 125(1).

referred to

responsible:

TRAN

opinion:

ENVI, EMPL, IMCO

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund [repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1198/2006, Council Regulation (EC) No 861/2006 and Council Regulation No XXX/2011 on integrated maritime policy] (COM(2011)0804 - C7-0460/2011 - 2011/0380(COD) )
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 124(1) and Rule 125(1).

referred to

responsible:

PECH

opinion:

ENVI, BUDG, TRAN, REGI

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the implementation and exploitation of European satellite navigation systems (COM(2011)0814 - C7-0464/2011 - 2011/0392(COD) )
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 124(1) and Rule 125(1).

referred to

responsible:

ITRE

opinion:

AFET, BUDG, TRAN

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on specific requirements regarding statutory audit of public-interest entities (COM(2011)0779 - C7-0470/2011 - 2011/0359(COD) )
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 124(1).

referred to

responsible:

JURI

opinion:

ITRE, ECON, IMCO

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the sound level of motor vehicles (COM(2011)0856 - C7-0487/2011 - 2011/0409(COD) )
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 124(1).

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

opinion:

IMCO, TRAN

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) (COM(2011)0874 - C7-0498/2011 - 2011/0428(COD) )
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 124(1) and Rule 125(1).

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

opinion:

BUDG, ITRE, REGI

- Proposal for a Council decision on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (COM(2011)0813 - C7-0500/2011 - 2011/0390(CNS) )

referred to

responsible:

EMPL

opinion:

FEMM, ECON

- Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council Amending Directive 2003/98/EC on re-use of public sector information (COM(2011)0877 - C7-0502/2011 - 2011/0430(COD) )
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 124(1).

referred to

responsible:

ITRE

opinion:

CULT, JURI, LIBE, IMCO

- Proposal for a Council regulation on the methods and procedure for making available the own resource based on the financial transaction tax (COM(2011)0738 - C7-0503/2011 - 2011/0334(CNS) )

referred to

responsible:

BUDG

opinion:

DEVE, JURI, ECON, CONT

- Proposal for a Council regulation on the methods and procedure for making available the own resource based on the value added tax (COM(2011)0737 - C7-0504/2011 - 2011/0333(CNS) )

referred to

responsible:

BUDG

opinion:

JURI, ECON, CONT

- Draft Decision of the European Parliament, the Council, the Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Court of Auditors, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions amending Decision 2009/496/EC, Euratom on the organisation and operation of the Publications Office of the European Union (SEC(2011)1507 - C7-0505/2011 - 2011/2314(ACI) )

referred to

responsible:

AFCO

2) from Members, a proposal to amend the Rules of Procedure (Rule 212)

- Gerald Häfner, Erminia Mazzoni and Diana Wallis. Proposal for amendment of Parliament's rules of procedure - Insertion of a new rule 42a and 203a (Implementation of the Regulation on the European Citizens' Initiative (B7-0732/2011 )
referred to responsible: AFCO
opinion: PETI


18.  Decisions concerning certain documents

Decision to draw up own-initiative reports(Rule 48)

CULT Committee

- Online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union (2011/2313(INI) )
(opinion: JURI, ITRE)

ENVI Committee

- The environmental impacts of shale gas and shale oil extraction activities (2011/2308(INI) )

- Our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 (2011/2307(INI) )
(opinion: PECH, AGRI, ITRE, REGI)

- The implementation of EU water legislation, ahead of a necessary overall approach to European water challenges (2011/2297(INI) )
(opinion: ITRE)

INTA Committee

- Trade aspects of the Eastern partnership (2011/2306(INI) )

ITRE Committee

- The industrial, energy and other aspects of shale gas and oil (2011/2309(INI) )

REGI Committee

- Optimising the role of territorial development in Cohesion policy (2011/2312(INI) )
(opinion: EMPL)

- Urban re-development as contribution to economic growth in the framework of the EU Cohesion Policy (2011/2311(INI) )

- EU Cohesion Policy Strategy for the Atlantic Area (2011/2310(INI) )

Associated committees

ENVI Committee

- Geographical indications of aromatised wine products (COM(2011)0530 - C7-0234/2011 - 2011/0231(COD) )
(opinion: IMCO)
Associated committees ENVI, AGRI
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 08.12.2011)

Referral to committees

DEVE Committee, ITRE Committee

- Markets in financial instruments, and repeal of Directive 2004/39/EC (recast) (COM(2011)0656 - C7-0382/2011 - 2011/0298(COD) )
referred to responsible: ECON
opinion: DEVE, ITRE, JURI

INTA Committee

- Amendment of Directive 2004/109/EC on the harmonisation of transparency requirements in relation to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market and Commission Directive 2007/14/EC (COM(2011)0683 - C7-0380/2011 - 2011/0307(COD) )
referred to responsible: JURI
opinion: DEVE, AFET, EMPL, ECON , INTA

CONT Committee

- Amendment of Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 as regards certain provisions relating to risk sharing instruments for Member States experiencing or threatened with serious difficulties with respect to their financial stability (COM(2011)0655 - C7-0350/2011 - 2011/0283(COD) )
referred to responsible: REGI
opinion: EMPL, ECON, CONT


19.  Written declarations (submission)

The following Members had submitted written declarations for inclusion in the register (Rule 123):

Document number

Author

Signatures

0036/2011

Valdemar Tomaševski

43

0037/2011

Spyros Danellis, Maria Da Graça Carvalho, Kyriakos Mavronikolas, Alyn Smith, Giommaria Uggias

365

0038/2011

Harlem Désir, Cornelis de Jong, Corinne Lepage, Ulrike Lunacek, Mariya Nedelcheva

104

0040/2011

George Sabin Cutaş, Salvatore Iacolino, Ramona Nicole Mănescu, Michèle Rivasi

110

0041/2011

Alain Cadec, Wojciech Michał Olejniczak, Michail Tremopoulos, Andrea Zanoni

321

0042/2011

Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Willy Meyer, Michail Tremopoulos, Cecilia Wikström, Artur Zasada

239

0043/2011

Philip Claeys, Andreas Mölzer, Fiorello Provera

22

0044/2011

Andrew Duff, Mairead McGuinness, Ádám Kósa

75

0045/2011

Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez, Fiona Hall, Filip Kaczmarek, Teresa Riera Madurell, Judith Sargentini

156

0046/2011

Alyn Smith, Bairbre de Brún, Esther de Lange, Jörg Leichtfried, Marit Paulsen

66

0047/2011

Guido Milana, Kriton Arsenis, Corinne Lepage, Maria do Céu Patrão Neves, Raül Romeva i Rueda

109

0048/2011

Claude Moraes, Kinga Göncz, Martin Kastler, Jean Lambert, Cecilia Wikström

60

0049/2011

Dan Jørgensen, Esther de Lange, Pavel Poc, Carl Schlyter, Andrea Zanoni

119

0050/2011

Slavi Binev, John Attard-Montalto, Nirj Deva, Mario Mauro, Hannu Takkula

112

0051/2011

Ashley Fox, Liam Aylward, Paolo De Castro, Albert Deß

63

0052/2011

George Sabin Cutaş, Vasilica Viorica Dăncilă, Norica Nicolai, Marc Tarabella, Thomas Ulmer

100


20.  Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting

Pursuant to Rule 179(2), the minutes of that day's sitting would be submitted to Parliament for its approval at the beginning of the next sitting.

With Parliament's agreement, the texts that had been adopted would be forwarded forthwith to the bodies named therein.


21.  Dates of forthcoming sittings

The next sittings would be held from 16 to 19 January 2012.


22.  Adjournment of the session

The session of the European Parliament was adjourned.

The sitting closed at 16.20.

Klaus Welle

Jerzy Buzek

Secretary-General

President

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