Index 
Minutes
Monday, 2 July 2012 - StrasbourgFinal edition
1. Resumption of the session
 2. Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting
 3. Statement by the President
 4. Request for the waiver of parliamentary immunity
 5. Request for the defence of parliamentary immunity
 6. Corrigendum (Rule 216)
 7. Interpretation of the Rules of Procedure
 8. Composition of committees and delegations
 9. Signature of acts adopted under the ordinary legislative procedure
 10. Lapsed written declarations
 11. Action taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions
 12. Oral questions and written declarations (submission)
 13. Petitions
 14. Transfers of appropriations
 15. Documents received
 16. Order of business
 17. Single European railway area ***II (debate)
 18. Recording equipment in road transport ***I (debate)
 19. Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights ***I (debate)
 20. Implementation of EU water legislation (debate)
 21. Composition of Parliament
 22. One-minute speeches on matters of political importance
 23. Strategy for the protection and welfare of animals (short presentation)
 24. eCall: a new 112 service for citizens (short presentation)
 25. Attractiveness of investing in Europe (short presentation)
 26. Trade aspects of the Eastern partnership (short presentation)
 27. Evolution of EU macro-regional strategies: present practice and future prospects, especially in the Mediterranean (short presentation)
 28. Agenda of the next sitting
 29. Closure of the sitting


IN THE CHAIR: Martin SCHULZ
President

1.  Resumption of the session

The sitting opened at 17.00.


2.  Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting

The minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

The following spoke: Sonia Alfano , to state that she had been absent from the previous part-session, having received an invitation from the United Nations in her capacity as Chair of Parliament's Special Committee on Organised Crime, Corruption and Money Laundering.


3.  Statement by the President

The President made a statement on the recent deposition of President Fernando Lugo and expressed Parliament's concern at the situation. He noted that Parliament would look into the possibility of sending a delegation to Paraguay.


4.  Request for the waiver of parliamentary immunity

The Austrian authorities had sent Parliament a request for the waiver of the parliamentary immunity of Martin Ehrenhauser in legal proceedings in progress before the Public Prosecutor's Office of Vienna.

Pursuant to Rule 6(2), the request had been referred to the committee responsible, the JURI Committee.


5.  Request for the defence of parliamentary immunity

Clemente Mastella presented his request for the defence of his immunity and privileges in legal proceedings in progress at the Court of Benevento.

Under Rule 6(3), the request had been referred to the committee responsible, the JURI Committee.


6.  Corrigendum (Rule 216)

The committee responsible had forwarded the following corrigendum to a text adopted by Parliament:

Corrigendum (P7_TA-PROV(2012)0106(COR01) ) to the position of the European Parliament adopted at first reading on 29 March 2012 with a view to the adoption of Regulation (EU) No .../2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (P7_TA-PROV(2012)0106COM(2010)0484 – C7-0265/2010 – 2010/0250(COD) ) ECON

Pursuant to Rule 216(4), this corrigendum would be deemed approved unless, within 24 hours, a request was made by a political group or at least 40 Members that it be put to the vote.

The corrigendum was available on the Séance en direct site.


7.  Interpretation of the Rules of Procedure

The President informed the House, under Rule 211(3), of the following interpretation of Rule 156(1), second paragraph, provided by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, which had been consulted on the application of that provision:

' Amendments may be signed electronically as part of a pilot project involving a limited number of parliamentary committees, on condition, first, that the committees participating in the project have given their agreement and, second, that appropriate measures have been put in place to ensure the authenticity of the signatures.'

If this interpretation was not contested by a political group or by at least 40 Members (Rule 211(4)) before the opening of the following day's sitting, on Tuesday, 3 July, it would be deemed to have been adopted. Otherwise, the matter would be put to the vote in Parliament.


8.  Composition of committees and delegations

The President had received the following requests for appointments from the GUE/NGL and Verts/ALE Groups:

ENVI Committee: Martina Anderson

Delegation to the EU-Croatia Joint Parliamentary Committee: Martina Anderson

AFET Committee: Karim Zéribi

ECON Committee: Jean-Paul Besset

REGI Committee: Jean-Jacob Bicep to replace Jean-Paul Besset

Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly: Jean-Jacob Bicep to replace José Bové

Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean: Karim Zéribi

Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union: Karim Zéribi .

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


9.  Signature of acts adopted under the ordinary legislative procedure

The President announced that on Wednesday, together with the President of the Council, he would sign the following acts adopted under the ordinary legislative procedure (Rule 74):

- Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directive 96/82/EC (00022/2012/LEX - C7-0168/2012 - 2010/0377(COD) )

- Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) (recast) (00002/2012/LEX - C7-0167/2012 - 2008/0241(COD) )

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals (Recast) (00012/2012/LEX - C7-0166/2012 - 2011/0105(COD) )

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (00008/2012/LEX - C7-0165/2012 - 2010/0250(COD) )

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the issuance of euro coins (00023/2012/LEX - C7-0164/2012 - 2011/0131(COD) )

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession (00014/2012/LEX - C7-0163/2012 - 2009/0157(COD) )

- Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on amendments to the Agreement Establishing the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) extending the geographic scope of EBRD operations to the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (00024/2012/LEX - C7-0162/2012 - 2011/0442(COD) ) .


10.  Lapsed written declarations

In accordance with Rule 123(5), written declarations 0006/2012, 0008/2012, 0009/2012, 0012/2012, 0013/2012, 0014/2012, 0015/2012 had lapsed as they had not obtained the required number of signatures.


11.  Action taken on Parliament's positions and resolutions

The Commission communication on the action taken on the positions and resolutions adopted by Parliament during the March I and II 2012 part-sessions was available on the Séance en direct site.


12.  Oral questions and written declarations (submission)

The following documents had been submitted by Members:

1) Questions for oral answer (Rule 115)

- (O-000129/2012 ) by Vital Moreira , on behalf of the INTA Committee, and Elmar Brok , on behalf of the AFET Committee, to the Commission: EC-Israel Agreement - Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (CAA); Additional Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement (B7-0119/2012 ) ;

- (O-000127/2012 ) by Gabriel Mato Adrover , on behalf of the PECH Committee, to the Commission: Threat posed by chartering to flag state responsibilities under the CITES Convention (B7-0120/2012 ) .

2) written declarations for inclusion in the register (Rule 123)

- Elena Băsescu , Chris Davies , Andrey Kovatchev , Isabella Lövin and Kristian Vigenin , on the protection of dolphins in the Black Sea (0023/2012 );

- Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris , on the protection of the historical, economic, productive and cultural heritage of sheep tracks in the Mediterranean (0024/2012 ).


13.  Petitions

The following petitions, which had been entered in the register on the dates shown below, had been forwarded to the committee responsible under Rule 201(6):

29 June 2012

Raphael Murswieck (No 0723/2012); Herwig Dittrich (No 0724/2012); Monika Kleckner (No 0725/2012); Georg Hinzen (No 0726/2012); Sabrina Traumuller (No 0727/2012); Rudi Clemens (No 0728/2012); Klaus Heise (No 0729/2012); Stefan Hartmann (No 0730/2012); Jaroslaw Lubonski (No 0731/2012); Stefan Hartmann (No 0732/2012); Roland Maier (No 0733/2012); Petar Petrov (No 0734/2012); Ivan Peev (No 0735/2012); S. H. Samuel (No 0736/2012); Martin Arnould (WWF France -Antenne de Lyon) (No 0737/2012); Marie Paule Léculier (4 signatures) (No 0738/2012); Marco Lamperti (No 0739/2012); (name confidential) (No 0740/2012); (name confidential) (No 0741/2012); Michael Ashbrook (No 0742/2012); Stefano Gasparri (No 0743/2012); Andrei Tiberiu Eduard (No 0744/2012); Mauro Sbroggiò (No 0745/2012); Bruce McKenzie (No 0746/2012); Peter Evans (No 0747/2012); Walter Keim (No 0748/2012); (name confidential) (No 0749/2012); Gennaro Papa (No 0750/2012); Kristina Gervyte Moses (No 0751/2012); Harald zur Hausen (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum) (21 signatures) (No 0752/2012); Michael Miller (No 0753/2012); Kunášek Alexander (No 0754/2012); (name confidential) (No 0755/2012); (name confidential) (No 0756/2012); Andrzej Stępniewski (No 0757/2012); (name confidential) (No 0758/2012); Hicking Annegret Karimdadian (No 0759/2012); Torsten Hanke (No 0760/2012); Edward Zytka (No 0761/2012); Florian Koczko (No 0762/2012); Jan Henrik Stolpmann (No 0763/2012); Sylwester Fiet (No 0764/2012); Elzbieta Pawliszyn (No 0765/2012); Martín Valenta (9 signatures) (No 0766/2012); Norbert Friedrichs (No 0767/2012); Ana Martina Varela Velo (No 0768/2012); (name confidential) (No 0769/2012); Silvia Beltrán Pallarés (Plataforma Europea de los Consumidores y del Medio Ambiente) (No 0770/2012); Maurizio Lancellotti (No 0771/2012); Silvia Beltrán Pallarés (Plataforma Europea de los Consumidores y del Medio Ambiente) (No 0772/2012); Ramón Vicente Sánchez García (No 0773/2012); (name confidential) (No 0774/2012); (name confidential) (No 0775/2012); Lucila Rodríguez Cravanzola (No 0776/2012); (name confidential) (No 0777/2012); Silvia Beltrán Pallarés (Plataforma Europea de los Consumidores y del Medio Ambiente) (2 signatures) (No 0778/2012); Andrei Daniel Dedu (No 0779/2012); (name confidential) (No 0780/2012); Max Turiel Ibáñez (2 signatures) (No 0781/2012); José Luis Sanz Márquez de Prado (No 0782/2012); (name confidential) (No 0783/2012); (name confidential) (No 0784/2012); Eva Urbano Romero (No 0785/2012); Alfonso González Finat (No 0786/2012); Diego De Ramón Hernández (No 0787/2012); (name confidential) (No 0788/2012); Yosheba Miren Sainz de la Higuera y Gartzia (No 0789/2012); (Asociatia de Proprietari) (No 0790/2012); Rita Herrmann (No 0791/2012); Michael Heizmann (MM Graphia Innovaprint GmbH & CO KG) (No 0792/2012); Egon Schmidt (Verein "Neue Thayatalbahn") (No 0793/2012); Laura Bergmann (No 0794/2012); Klaus Pöchhacker (No 0795/2012); Philipp Schmagold (No 0796/2012); Petra Becker (No 0797/2012); Ilias Zarkadas (No 0798/2012); Ulrich Lobejäger (No 0799/2012); Ralf Friedrich (No 0800/2012); Andreas Mägdefrau (No 0801/2012); Peter Möller (No 0802/2012); Siegfried Keisler (No 0803/2012); Gisela Nyquist (No 0804/2012); Christina Andersson (No 0805/2012); Margarita Radoynovska (No 0806/2012); Michael Gross Hardt (No 0807/2012); (name confidential) (No 0808/2012); (name confidential) (No 0809/2012); Jochen Beese (Krannich Solar S L) (No 0810/2012); Eva Renner (No 0811/2012); Lorenzo Croce (Ass. Italiana Difesa Animali ed Ambiente - AIDAA) (No 0812/2012); Sohail Khan (No 0813/2012); (name confidential) (No 0814/2012); Cédric Flandre (No 0815/2012); Robert Radford (No 0816/2012); Dilan Aktas (No 0817/2012); Osservatorio Nazionale sull'Amianto Onlus (Osservatorio Nazionale Sull'Amianto Onlus) (No 0818/2012); Bruno Mongiardo (No 0819/2012); Michael M J Kemp (No 0820/2012); (name confidential) (No 0821/2012); Maurizio Colace (No 0822/2012); Daniela Polito (No 0823/2012); Danièle Jacquemont-Nezhaoui (Maison Internationale de Rennes (MIR)) (119 signatures) (No 0824/2012); Jesús Yesid Sarriá Perdomo (No 0825/2012); Janusz Wilczynski (2 signatures) (No 0826/2012); (name confidential) (No 0827/2012); Gianni Marussich (No 0828/2012); Patrick Kieffer (No 0829/2012); (name confidential) (No 0830/2012); Gianluca Sciacchitano (No 0831/2012); Vincenzo Turino (No 0832/2012); Justinas Burba (Anti Corruption Constitutional Party of Lithuania) (No 0833/2012); Miguel Ángel Sánchez Pérez (Plataforma en Defensa de los Ríos Tajo y Alberche) (2 signatures) (No 0834/2012); Anne-Marie Struggles (No 0835/2012); Martin Cunniffe (No 0836/2012); Jennifer Ajufo (No 0837/2012); Vasilis Hadjievangelou (No 0838/2012).


14.  Transfers of appropriations

The Committee on Budgets had authorised the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 12/2012 (N7-0068/2012 - C7-0129/2012 - 2012/2108(GBD)) in accordance with Article 24(4) of the Financial Regulation as interpreted in point 20 of the joint declaration on transitional measures applicable to the budgetary procedure after the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty.

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In accordance with Article 22(2) of the Financial Regulation, the Court of Justice had informed the budgetary authority of the transfer of appropriations 1/2012 and 2/2012 - General Budget – 2012.


15.  Documents received

The following documents had been received:

1) from committees

1.1) reports

- ***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1639/2006/EC establishing a Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007-2013) and Regulation (EC) No 680/2007 laying down general rules for the granting of Community financial aid in the field of the trans-European transport and energy networks (COM(2011)0659 - C7-0372/2011 - 2011/0301(COD) ) - BUDG Committee - Rapporteur: Göran Färm (A7-0150/2012 )

- ***I Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2008/106/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the minimum level of training of seafarers (COM(2011)0555 - C7-0246/2011 - 2011/0239(COD) ) - TRAN Committee - Rapporteur: Brian Simpson (A7-0162/2012 )

- ***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 as regards the application of direct payments to farmers in respect of the year 2013 (COM(2011)0630 - C7-0337/2011 - 2011/0286(COD) ) - AGRI Committee - Rapporteur: Luis Manuel Capoulas Santos (A7-0163/2012 )

- ***I Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the access to the activity of credit institutions and the prudential supervision of credit institutions and investment firms and amending Directive 2002/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the supplementary supervision of credit institutions, insurance undertakings and investment firms in a financial conglomerate (COM(2011)0453 - C7-0210/2011 - 2011/0203(COD) ) - ECON Committee - Rapporteur: Othmar Karas (A7-0170/2012 )

- ***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms (COM(2011)0452 - C7-0417/2011 - 2011/0202(COD) ) - ECON Committee - Rapporteur: Othmar Karas (A7-0171/2012 )

- *** Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Union and the Government of the Russian Federation on trade in parts and components of motor vehicles between the European Union and the Russian Federation (16806/2011 - C7-0517/2011 - 2011/0324(NLE) ) - INTA Committee - Rapporteur: Paweł Zalewski (A7-0175/2012 )

- *** Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Government of the Russian Federation relating to the preservation of commitments on trade in services contained in the current EU-Russia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (16815/2011 - C7-0522/2011 - 2011/0328(NLE) ) - INTA Committee - Rapporteur: Gianluca Susta (A7-0176/2012 )

- *** Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Russian Federation relating to the administration of tariff-rate quotas applying to exports of wood from the Russian Federation to the European Union and the Protocol between the European Union and the Government of the Russian Federation on technical modalities pursuant to that Agreement (16775/2011 - C7-0515/2011 - 2011/0322(NLE) ) - INTA Committee - Rapporteur: Inese Vaidere (A7-0177/2012 )

- ***Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Russian Federation relating to the introduction or increase of export duties on raw materials (16827/2011 - C7-0520/2011 - 2011/0332(NLE) ) - INTA Committee - Rapporteur: Inese Vaidere (A7-0178/2012 )

- ***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006 concerning management measures for the sustainable exploitation of fishery resources in the Mediterranean Sea (COM(2011)0479 - C7-0216/2011 - 2011/0218(COD) ) - PECH Committee - Rapporteur: Anna Rosbach (A7-0180/2012 )

- Report on the trade aspects of the Eastern Partnership (2011/2306(INI) ) - INTA Committee - Rapporteur: Miloslav Ransdorf (A7-0183/2012 )

- ***I Report on the draft regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending the Protocol on the Statute of the Court of Justice of the European Union and Annex I thereto (02074/2011[[01]] - C7-0090/2011 - 2011/0901A(COD) ) - JURI Committee - Rapporteur: Alexandra Thein (A7-0185/2012 )

- Report on the attractiveness of investing in Europe (2011/2288(INI) ) - ECON Committee - Rapporteur: Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou (A7-0190/2012 )

- Report on the implementation of EU water legislation, ahead of a necessary overall approach to European water challenges (2011/2297(INI) ) - ENVI Committee - Rapporteur: Richard Seeber (A7-0192/2012 )

- ***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport and amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council (COM(2011)0451 - C7-0205/2011 - 2011/0196(COD) ) - TRAN Committee - Rapporteur: Silvia-Adriana Ţicău (A7-0195/2012 )

- Report with recommendations to the Commission on Access to Basic Banking Services (C(2011)4977 - 2012/2055(INI) ) - ECON Committee - Rapporteur: Jürgen Klute (A7-0197/2012 )

- ***I Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2009/138/EC on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency II) as regards the dates of its transposition and application and the date of repeal of certain Directives (COM(2012)0217 - C7-0125/2012 - 2012/0110(COD) ) - ECON Committee - Rapporteur: Sharon Bowles (A7-0198/2012 )

- ***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 in order to provide for common rules on the temporary reintroduction of border control at internal borders in exceptional circumstances (COM(2011)0560 - C7-0248/2011 - 2011/0242(COD) ) - LIBE Committee - Rapporteur: Renate Weber (A7-0200/2012 )

- ***I Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 64/432/EEC as regards computer databases which are part of the surveillance networks in the Member States (COM(2011)0524 - C7-0229/2011 - 2011/0228(COD) ) - ENVI Committee - Rapporteur: Sophie Auconie (A7-0201/2012 )

- *** Recommendation on the draft Council Decision on the conclusion of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Mexican States, the Kingdom of Morocco, New Zealand, the Republic of Singapore, the Swiss Confederation and the United States of America (12195/2011 - C7-0027/2012 - 2011/0167(NLE) ) - INTA Committee - Rapporteur: David Martin (A7-0204/2012 )

- Report on eCall: a new 112 service for citizens (2012/2056(INI) ) - IMCO Committee - TRAN Committee - Rapporteur: Olga Sehnalová - Rapporteur: Dieter-Lebrecht Koch (A7-0205/2012 )

- Report on Council's position on Draft amending budget No 3/2012 of the European Union for the financial year 2012, Section III - Commission (11113/2012 - C7-0147/2012 - 2012/2071(BUD) ) - BUDG Committee - Rapporteur: Francesca Balzani (A7-0206/2012 )

- Report on the mandate for the trilogue on the 2013 Draft Budget (2012/2016(BUD) ) - BUDG Committee - Rapporteur: Giovanni La Via (A7-0215/2012 )

- Report on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-12015 (2012/2043(INI) ) - AGRI Committee - Rapporteur: Marit Paulsen (A7-0216/2012 )

- Report on the evolution of EU macro-regional strategies: present practice and future prospects, especially in the Mediterranean (2011/2179(INI) ) - REGI Committee - Rapporteur: François Alfonsi (A7-0219/2012 )

1.2) recommendations for second reading

- ***II Recommendation for second reading on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a single European railway area (recast) (18581/2/2011 - C7-0073/2012 - 2010/0253(COD) ) - TRAN Committee - Rapporteur: Debora Serracchiani (A7-0196/2012 )

2) from Members

2.1) motions for resolutions (Rule 120)

- Gabriele Albertini, Raffaele Baldassarre, Paolo Bartolozzi, Sergio Berlato, Vito Bonsignore, Lara Comi, Carlo Fidanza, Vincenzo Iovine, Cristiana Muscardini, Niccolò Rinaldi, Crescenzio Rivellini, Licia Ronzulli, Oreste Rossi and Gianluca Susta. Motion for a resolution on new proposals to tackle the systemic financial crisis and stimulate the real economy through investment for growth and development (B7-0336/2012 )

referred to

responsible:

ECON

- Roberta Angelilli, Mario Borghezio, Antonio Cancian, Lara Comi, Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, Elisabetta Gardini, Vincenzo Iovine, Clemente Mastella, Aldo Patriciello, Niccolò Rinaldi, Crescenzio Rivellini, Oreste Rossi, Potito Salatto and Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris. Motion for a resolution on withdrawal from the market of Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano cheese wheels that are no longer marketable (B7-0337/2012 )

referred to

responsible:

AGRI

- Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris. Motion for a resolution on bringing the food bank project to Europe (B7-0338/2012 )

referred to

responsible:

EMPL

- Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris. Motion for a resolution on bringing the 'Electronic Entrepreneur Portfolios – e2-p' project to Europe (B7-0339/2012 )

referred to

responsible:

CULT

- Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris. Motion for a resolution on bringing the 'penny per butt' bill to the EU (B7-0340/2012 )

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

- Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris. Motion for a resolution on the prevention of over-indebtedness (B7-0342/2012 )

referred to

responsible:

IMCO

opinion:

EMPL

- Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris. Motion for a resolution on the Leonardo project for children with Down syndrome (B7-0343/2012 )

referred to

responsible:

CULT

- Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris. Motion for a resolution on the extension of the Lybra project in Europe (B7-0344/2012 )

referred to

responsible:

ITRE


16.  Order of business

The next item was the order of business.

The final draft agenda for the July 2012 sittings (PE 491.927/PDOJ) had been distributed and a number of changes had been proposed (Rule 140):

Monday

No changes.

Tuesday

Request by the PPE and S&D Groups to postpone the joint debate on the European patent (Items 127, 129 and 128 of the draft agenda ).

The following spoke: Bernhard Rapkay (rapporteur), who explained the request, and Klaus-Heiner Lehne (rapporteur), who supported it.

The President noted the latest developments in this connection and that there was no agreement at first reading between the European Parliament and the Council.

Parliament approved the request.


Request by the S&D Group to enter on the agenda the debate on the oral question on the EU-Israel agreement on conformity assessment and acceptance of industrial products , originally scheduled for Thursday (Item 156 of the draft agenda ).

The following spoke: Vital Moreira , who explained the request.

Parliament approved the request.


Request by the PPE Group to enter on the agenda statements by the Council and the Commission followed by a debate on the political situation in Romania.

The following spoke: Manfred Weber , who explained the request, Theodor Dumitru Stolojan , who supported it, and Adina-Ioana Vălean , who opposed it.

Parliament rejected the request by electronic vote (113 in favour, 154 against, 22 abstentions).

Wednesday

The President, with the political groups' agreement, proposed to change the title of the debate on Schengen – illegal controls at internal borders (Item 162 of the draft agenda ) to 'breaches of Schengen rules'.

Parliament approved the request.

Thursday

Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (Rule 122):

The President , with the political groups' agreement, proposed to change the title of the debate on Belarus, in particular the case of Andrzej Poczobut ( Item 164 of the draft agenda ) to 'freedom of expression in Belarus, in particular the case of Andrzej Poczobut'

Parliament approved the request.

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The order of business was thus established.


17.  Single European railway area ***II (debate)

Recommendation for second reading on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a single European railway area (recast) [18581/2/2011 - C7-0073/2012 - 2010/0253(COD) ] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Debora Serracchiani (A7-0196/2012 )

Debora Serracchiani introduced the recommendation for second reading.

IN THE CHAIR: Georgios PAPASTAMKOS
Vice-President

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

The following spoke: Werner Kuhn , on behalf of the PPE Group, Saïd El Khadraoui , on behalf of the S&D Group , who also replied to a blue-card question by João Ferreira , Ramon Tremosa i Balcells , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Michael Cramer , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Roberts Zīle , on behalf of the ECR Group, Sabine Wils , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Dimitar Stoyanov , Non-attached Member, Mathieu Grosch , Ismail Ertug , Gesine Meissner , Isabelle Durant , Oldřich Vlasák , Artur Zasada , Gilles Pargneaux , Philippe De Backer , Dominique Riquet , Ádám Kósa and Antonio Cancian .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Herbert Dorfmann , Spyros Danellis , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Marie-Christine Vergiat , Georgios Koumoutsakos and Janusz Władysław Zemke .

The following spoke: Siim Kallas .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 3.7.2012, item 6.5 .


18.  Recording equipment in road transport ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport and amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council [COM(2011)0451 - C7-0205/2011 - 2011/0196(COD) ] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Silvia-Adriana Ţicău (A7-0195/2012 )

Silvia-Adriana Ţicău introduced the report.

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

The following spoke: Jim Higgins , on behalf of the PPE Group, Saïd El Khadraoui , on behalf of the S&D Group, Gesine Meissner , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Eva Lichtenberger , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Philip Bradbourn , on behalf of the ECR Group, Mara Bizzotto , on behalf of the EFD Group, Mathieu Grosch , who also replied to a blue-card question by Gesine Meissner , Inés Ayala Sender , Peter van Dalen , Jaroslav Paška and Antonio Cancian .

IN THE CHAIR: László SURJÁN
Vice-President

The following spoke: John Bufton and Georges Bach .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Ismail Ertug , Elena Băsescu , Olga Sehnalová , Andrew Henry William Brons and Sergio Gaetano Cofferati .

The following spoke: Siim Kallas and Silvia-Adriana Ţicău .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 3.7.2012, item 6.6 .


19.  Customs enforcement of intellectual property rights ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning customs enforcement of intellectual property rights [COM(2011)0285 - C7-0139/2011 - 2011/0137(COD) ] - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. Rapporteur: Jürgen Creutzmann (A7-0046/2012 )

Jürgen Creutzmann introduced the report.

The following spoke: Algirdas Šemeta (Member of the Commission) .

The following spoke: Maria Badia i Cutchet (rapporteur for the opinion of the INTA Committee), Marielle Gallo , on behalf of the PPE Group, Anna Hedh , on behalf of the S&D Group, Christian Engström , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Andreas Schwab , Evelyne Gebhardt , Regina Bastos , Sylvana Rapti , Sergio Gaetano Cofferati and María Irigoyen Pérez .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Seán Kelly , Phil Prendergast , Andreas Mölzer and Elena Băsescu .

The following spoke: Algirdas Šemeta and Jürgen Creutzmann .

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 3.7.2012, item 6.7 .


20.  Implementation of EU water legislation (debate)

Report on the implementation of EU water legislation, ahead of a necessary overall approach to European water challenges [2011/2297(INI) ] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Richard Seeber (A7-0192/2012 )

Richard Seeber introduced the report.

The following spoke: Janez Potočnik (Member of the Commission) .

The following spoke: Nikolaos Chountis (rapporteur for the opinion of the PETI Committee), Horst Schnellhardt , on behalf of the PPE Group, Edite Estrela , on behalf of the S&D Group, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Sandrine Bélier , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Miroslav Ouzký , on behalf of the ECR Group, João Ferreira , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Oreste Rossi , on behalf of the EFD Group, Csanád Szegedi , Non-attached Member, Salvatore Tatarella , Adam Gierek , Chris Davies , Marina Yannakoudakis , Marie-Christine Vergiat and Andreas Mölzer

IN THE CHAIR: Isabelle DURANT
Vice-President

The following spoke: Christa Klaß , Inés Ayala Sender , who also replied to a blue-card question by João Ferreira and Åsa Westlund .

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Elena Oana Antonescu , Mairead McGuinness , Csaba Sándor Tabajdi , Czesław Adam Siekierski , Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines and Seán Kelly .

The following spoke: Janez Potočnik and Richard Seeber .

The debate closed.

Vote: . minutes of 3.7.2012, item 6.8 .


21.  Composition of Parliament

The French authorities had sent the following information.

In accordance with French legislation on the election of the Members of the European Parliament, Nora Berra, elected in the South-East constituency and replaced in the European Parliament by Michel Dantin while she held the office of State Secretary in the French Government, had taken up her mandate as Member of the European Parliament with effect from 16 June 2012.

Damien Abad and Estelle Grelier had been elected Members of the French National Assembly. Parliament noted that under Article 7(2) of the Act of concerning the election of the members of the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage, this office was incompatible with that of Member of the European Parliament and that their seats were vacant with effect from 17 June 2012.

Isabelle Thomas had been elected a Member of the European Parliament to replace Stéphane Le Foll with effect from 16 May 2012.

Jean-Louis Cottigny had been elected a Member of the European Parliament to replace Estelle Grelier with effect from 17 June 2012.

Michel Dantin had been elected a Member of the European Parliament to replace Damien Abad with effect from 17 June 2012.

Under Rule 3(2), until such time as their credentials had been verified or a ruling had been given on any dispute, and provided that they had previously made a written declaration stating that they did not hold any office incompatible with that of Member of the European Parliament, Nora Berra, Isabelle Thomas, Jean-Louis Cottigny and Michel Dantin would take their seats in Parliament and on its bodies and would enjoy all the rights attaching thereto.


22.  One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

In accordance with Rule 150, the following Members who wished to draw the attention of Parliament to matters of political importance spoke for one minute:

Anna Záborská , Antonio Masip Hidalgo , Cristian Silviu Buşoi , Ana Miranda , Kyriacos Triantaphyllides , Gerard Batten , Csanád Szegedi , Czesław Adam Siekierski , Françoise Castex , Seán Kelly , Emer Costello , Izaskun Bilbao Barandica , Nikos Chrysogelos , Jaroslav Paška , Corneliu Vadim Tudor , Monika Flašíková Beňová , Kristiina Ojuland , Corina Creţu , Vasilica Viorica Dăncilă , Pat the Cope Gallagher , Daciana Octavia Sârbu , Francesco De Angelis , Ricardo Cortés Lastra , Inés Ayala Sender and Joseph Cuschieri .


23.  Strategy for the protection and welfare of animals (short presentation)

Report on the European Union Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-12015 [2012/2043(INI) ] - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Marit Paulsen (A7-0216/2012 )

Marit Paulsen made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Elena Băsescu , Vasilica Viorica Dăncilă , Csaba Sándor Tabajdi , Kartika Tamara Liotard , Janusz Wojciechowski , Giancarlo Scottà and Jaroslav Paška .

The following spoke: John Dalli (Member of the Commission) .

The item closed.

Vote: . minutes of 4.7.2012, item 7.13 .


24.  eCall: a new 112 service for citizens (short presentation)

Report on eCall: a new 112 service for citizens [2012/2056(INI) ] - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Co-rapporteurs: Dieter-Lebrecht Koch and Olga Sehnalová (A7-0205/2012 )

Dieter-Lebrecht Koch and Olga Sehnalová made the presentation.

IN THE CHAIR: Jacek PROTASIEWICZ
Vice-President

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Zuzana Roithová , Zita Gurmai , Anna Záborská , Phil Prendergast and Silvia-Adriana Ţicău .

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

The item closed.

Vote: minutes of 3.7.2012, item 6.9 .


25.  Attractiveness of investing in Europe (short presentation)

Report on the attractiveness of investing in Europe [2011/2288(INI) ] - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou (A7-0190/2012 )

Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Czesław Adam Siekierski , Vasilica Viorica Dăncilă , Jaroslav Paška , Elena Băsescu and Mojca Kleva .

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

The item closed.

Vote: minutes of 3.7.2012, item 6.10 .


26.  Trade aspects of the Eastern partnership (short presentation)

Report on the trade aspects of the Eastern Partnership [2011/2306(INI) ] - Committee on International Trade. Rapporteur: Miloslav Ransdorf (A7-0183/2012 )

Miloslav Ransdorf made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Marek Henryk Migalski , Silvia-Adriana Ţicău , Czesław Adam Siekierski , Elena Băsescu and Jaroslav Paška .

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

The item closed.

Vote: minutes of 3.7.2012, item 6.11 .


27.  Evolution of EU macro-regional strategies: present practice and future prospects, especially in the Mediterranean (short presentation)

Report on the evolution of EU macro-regional strategies: present practice and future prospects, especially in the Mediterranean [2011/2179(INI) ] - Committee on Regional Development. Rapporteur: François Alfonsi (A7-0219/2012 )

François Alfonsi made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Malika Benarab-Attou , Silvia-Adriana Ţicău , Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou and Elena Băsescu .

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

The item closed.

Vote: minutes of 3.7.2012, item 6.4 .


28.  Agenda of the next sitting

The agenda of the next day's sitting had been established ('Agenda' PE 491.927/OJMA).


29.  Closure of the sitting

The sitting closed at 23.00.

Klaus Welle

Anni Podimata

Secretary-General

Vice-President

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