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Thursday, 14 April 2005 - Strasbourg OJ edition

16. European Security Strategy

– Before the vote on paragraph 8


  Kuhne (PSE), rapporteur. (DE) Mr President, all Members have a copy of the update I have proposed, which involves the following substitution in paragraph 8:

‘… report of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change presented to the UN Secretary-General on 1 December 2004’ with ‘… report presented by the Secretary-General of the UN entitled “In larger freedom: towards development, security and human rights for all” on 21 March 2005.

(DE) This simply involves an update. As Mr Samuelsen raised the problem of names in connection with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, I would point out that this problem does not occur in the text to be voted on. If it were to occur at all, it would be in the justification, but that is not what we are dealing with.


(Parliament approved the oral amendment)

– Before the vote on paragraph 44


  Beer (Verts/ALE). (DE) Mr President, I wish to move an oral amendment, with which we want to add emphasis to the demand for enhanced cooperation with the Americans rather than to oppose it in principle. Not only do we want to welcome the cooperation that is going on in relation to the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, but we also would like to see more efforts being made to that end in view of this year’s non-proliferation conference.

The non-proliferation strategy is an essential component in the European Security Strategy. Not least with reference to ongoing debates on non-proliferation and Iran, we wish to appeal for closer cooperation with our American partners in reinforcing non-proliferation as an instrument.


  President. – Mrs Beer, please could you present the text of the amendment?


  Beer (Verts/ALE). (DE) Mr President, the rapporteur has proposed the following:

‘Welcomes existing cooperation with the United States in the fields of non-proliferation’. Our proposed wording is: ‘Expresses its wish for stronger cooperation with the United States in the fields of non-proliferation’.


(Parliament accepted the oral amendment)

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