Hannes Swoboda, rapporteur. − (DE) Mr President, as I understand it, the PPE-DE has withdrawn Amendment 4, but would like to vote on paragraph 8 in two parts, which I fully support. The first part would go as far as 'on public opinion in Croatia' and the second part would begin with 'urges the Croatian Government'. As I say, the withdrawal of Amendment 4 would mean that we would take the vote in the two parts mentioned.
(The oral amendment was accepted)
– Before the vote on Amendment 12
Hannes Swoboda, rapporteur. − (DE) Mr President, it is simply a matter of replacing the word 'envisages' with 'envisaged'. Time has moved on, so it needs to be put in the past tense.
– Before the vote on Amendment 15
Hannes Swoboda, rapporteur. − (DE) Mr President, after yesterday's debate in the House, it has become apparent that a large majority would actually be in favour of our replacing the word 'could' with the phrase 'should in any case'. That could produce a broad consensus in the House after all, which would be very important in this instance.
Bernd Posselt (PPE-DE). – (DE) Mr President, I would like to say that if this oral amendment were adopted, my group would vote in favour of Mr Swoboda's motion instead of against.
President. − You will not know until after the vote, though, whether it has been accepted or not.