The following spoke: François Alfonsi and Ilda Figueiredo.
IN THE CHAIR: Miguel Angel MARTÍNEZ MARTÍNEZ Vice-President
The President paid tribute to the memory of the writer, member of the resistance and politician Jorge Semprún, who had died the previous evening at the age of 87.
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The following spoke: Lorenzo Fontana, Frank Vanhecke, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Eider Gardiazábal Rubial, Alexander Alvaro, Derk Jan Eppink, Isabelle Durant, Cornelis de Jong, Claudio Morganti, Diane Dodds, Othmar Karas, Ivailo Kalfin, Marit Paulsen, Martin Callanan, László Surján, Derek Vaughan, Riikka Manner, Peter van Dalen, José Manuel Fernandes, Kinga Göncz, James Elles, Markus Pieper, who also replied to a blue-card question by Elisabeth Schroedter, Estelle Grelier, Gunnar Hökmark, Andrea Cozzolino, Frank Engel, Frédéric Daerden, Marietta Giannakou, Sophie Auconie, Danuta Maria Hübner, Maria Da Graça Carvalho, Barbara Matera, Ingeborg Gräßle and Sidonia Elżbieta Jędrzejewska.
The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Rareş-Lucian Niculescu, Zigmantas Balčytis, Jan Mulder, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Alfreds Rubiks, Andrew Henry William Brons, Czesław Adam Siekierski and Georgios Stavrakakis.
The following spoke: Janusz Lewandowski (Member of the Commission) and Salvador Garriga Polledo.