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Tuesday, 24 April 2007 - Strasbourg
1.Opening of sitting
 2.Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (announcement of motions for resolutions tabled)
 3.Vote on request for urgent procedure
 4.Discharge for the financial year 2005 (debate)
 5.Combating HIV/Aids within the EU and in the neighbouring countries 2006-2009 (debate)
 6.Welcome
 7.Voting time
  7.1.EC-Malaysia Agreement on certain aspects of air services * (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.2.Europol staff salaries and allowances * (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.3.Tariff quotas for imports into Bulgaria and Romania of raw cane sugar * (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.4.Waiver of the immunity of Vural Öger (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.5.Discharge 2005: Section IV, Court of Justice (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.6.Discharge 2005: Section V, Court of Auditors (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.7.Discharge 2005: Section VI, European Economic and Social Committee (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.8.Discharge 2005: Section VIIIA, European Ombudsman (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.9.Discharge 2005: Section VIII B, European Data Protection Supervisor (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.10.Discharge 2005: 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th EDFs (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.11.Discharge 2005: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.12.Discharge 2005: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.13.Discharge 2005: European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.14.Discharge 2005: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.15.Discharge 2005: European Environment Agency (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.16.Discharge 2005: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.17.Discharge 2005: Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.18.Discharge 2005: European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.19.Discharge 2005: Eurojust (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.20.Discharge 2005: European Training Foundation (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.21.Discharge 2005: European Maritime Safety Agency (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.22.Discharge 2005: European Aviation Safety Agency (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.23.Discharge 2005: European Food Safety Authority (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.24.Discharge 2005: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.25.Discharge 2005: European Network and Information Security Agency (Rule 131) (vote)
  7.26.Payment services in the internal market ***I (vote)
  7.27.Quota system in relation to the production of potato starch * (vote)
  7.28.Future enlargements and cohesion (vote)
  7.29.The Commission's annual strategic priorities (Budget 2008) (vote)
  7.30.Discharge 2005: Section III, Commission (vote)
  7.31.Discharge 2005: Section I, European Parliament (vote)
  7.32.Discharge 2005: Section II, Council (vote)
  7.33.Discharge 2005: Section VII, Committee of the Regions (vote)
  7.34.Discharge 2005: European Agency for Reconstruction (vote)
  7.35.Combating HIV/Aids within the EU and in the neighbouring countries 2006-2009 (vote)
 8.Explanations of vote
 9.Corrections to votes and voting intentions
 10.Approval of Minutes of previous sitting
 11.Community vessel traffic monitoring ***I - Investigation of accidents ***I - Liability of carriers of passengers by boat in the event of accidents ***I - Port State control ***I - Ship inspection and survey organisations ***I (debate)
 12.Question Time (Commission)
 13.Moving the inadmissibility of a matter (homophobia in Europe)
 14.Multilateral Agreement on the Establishment of a European Common Aviation Area - Multilateral Agreement on the Establishment of a European Common Aviation Area * (debate)
 15.Galileo (debate)
 16.Common rules in the field of civil aviation security ***II (debate)
 17.Assessment and management of flood risks ***II (debate)
 18.Thematic Strategy on the sustainable use of natural resources (debate)
 19.Agenda for next sitting
 20.Closure of sitting
 ATTENDANCE REGISTER


IN THE CHAIR: Luigi COCILOVO
Vice-President

1. Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 9.00.


2. Debates on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (announcement of motions for resolutions tabled)

Pursuant to Rule 115, the following Members or political groups had requested that such a debate be held on the following motions for resolutions:

I.   Recent repression of demonstrations in Russia

- Pasqualina Napoletano, Jan Marinus Wiersma, Hannes Swoboda, Reino Paasilinna and Elena Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, on behalf of the PSE Group, on repression of demonstrations in Russia (B6-0172/2007)

- Alexander Lambsdorff, Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Marco Cappato, Henrik Lax and Marios Matsakis, on behalf of the ALDE Group, on repression of opposition demonstrations on 14 and 15 April in Moscow and St Petersburg (B6-0175/2007)

- Michał Tomasz Kamiński, Konrad Szymański, Adam Bielan, Hanna Foltyn-Kubicka, Ryszard Czarnecki, Inese Vaidere, Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis, Mirosław Mariusz Piotrowski, Wojciech Roszkowski, Mieczysław Edmund Janowski and Gintaras Didžiokas, on behalf of the UEN Group, on the opposition demonstrations on 14 and 15 April in Moscow and St Petersburg (B6-0178/2007)

- Bart Staes, Milan Horáček and Angelika Beer, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on recent repression of demonstrations in Russia (B6-0179/2007)

- Edward McMillan-Scott, Bernd Posselt, Ria Oomen-Ruijten, Tunne Kelam, Eija-Riitta Korhola and Simon Coveney, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on recent repression of demonstrations in Russia (B6-0182/2007)

- Vittorio Agnoletto and André Brie, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on recent repression of demonstrations in Russia (B6-0186/2007)

II.   Kidnapping in Gaza of the journalist Alan Johnston

- Brian Crowley, on behalf of the UEN Group, on the case of Alan Johnston, a BBC journalist who was kidnapped in Gaza on 12 March 2007 (B6-0159/2007)

- Pasqualina Napoletano, Richard Howitt and Elena Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, on behalf of the PSE Group, on Alan Johnston, a BBC journalist kidnapped in Gaza (B6-0161/2007)

- Elizabeth Lynne, Chris Davies and Sarah Ludford, on behalf of the ALDE Group, on Alan Johnston, a BBC journalist kidnapped in Gaza (B6-0174/2007)

- Francis Wurtz, Luisa Morgantini and André Brie, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on Alan Johnston, a BBC journalist kidnapped in Gaza (B6-0177/2007)

- Margrete Auken, Jill Evans and Caroline Lucas, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on Alan Johnston, a BBC journalist kidnapped in Gaza (B6-0180/2007)

- Ioannis Kasoulides, Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Eija-Riitta Korhola, Simon Coveney and Charles Tannock, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the kidnapping in Gaza of the journalist Alan Johnston (B6-0184/2007)

III.   Human rights situation in the Philippines

- Pasqualina Napoletano and Marc Tarabella, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the human rights situation in the Philippines (B6-0160/2007)

- Jules Maaten and Marios Matsakis, on behalf of the ALDE Group, on the situation in the Philippines (B6-0173/2007)

- Tobias Pflüger, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the human rights situation in the Philippines (B6-0176/2007)

- Frithjof Schmidt, Raül Romeva i Rueda and Carl Schlyter, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on breaches of human rights in the Philippines (B6-0181/2007)

- Thomas Mann, Bernd Posselt and Eija-Riitta Korhola, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the human rights situation in the Philippines (B6-0183/2007)

- Gintaras Didžiokas, Michał Tomasz Kamiński and Adam Bielan, on behalf of the UEN Group, on the human rights situation in the Philippines (B6-0185/2007)

Speaking time would be allocated in accordance with Rule 142.


3. Vote on request for urgent procedure

Council request for the application of urgent procedure (Rule 134) for:

- * Proposal for a Council regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products (COM(2005)0671 - C6-0032/2006 - 2005/0278(CNS)) - AGRI Committee

The following spoke:Marie-Hélène Aubert (rapporteur for the AGRI Committee) spoke.

The request for urgent procedure was rejected.


4. Discharge for the financial year 2005 (debate)

2005 Discharge: Section III - Commission

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section III - Commission [SEC(2006)0916 – C6 0263/2006 – 2006/2070(DEC) - SEC(2006)0915 - C6-0262/2006 - 2006/2070(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Salvador Garriga Polledo (A6-0095/2007)

2005 Discharge: Section I - European Parliament

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section I - European Parliament [C6 0465/2006 – 2006/2071(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Bart Staes (A6-0094/2007)

2005 Discharge: Section II - Council

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section II - Council [C6-0466/2006 – 2006/2072(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0108/2007)

2005 Discharge: Section IV - Court of Justice

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section IV - Court of Justice [C6-0467/2006 –2006/2073(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0109/2007)

2005 Discharge: Section V - Court of Auditors

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section V - Court of Auditors [C6-0468/2006 - 2006/2074(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0107/2007)

2005 Discharge: Section VI - Economic and Social Committee

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section VI - European Economic and Social Committee [C6-0469/2006 – 2006/2075(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0110/2007)

2005 Discharge: Section VII - Committee of the Regions

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section VII - Committee of the Regions [C6-0470/2006 – 2006/2076(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0106/2007)

2005 Discharge: Section VIIIA - European Ombudsman

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section VIIIA - European Ombudsman [C6-0471/2006 – 2006/2063(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0104/2007)

2005 Discharge: Section VIIIB - European Data Protection Supervisor

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section VIII B - European Data Protection Supervisor [C6-0472/2006 – 2006/2170(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0111/2007)

2005 Discharge: sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth European Development Funds

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget for the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth European Development Funds for the financial year 2005 [COM(2006)0429 – C6 0264/2006 – 2006/2169(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Mogens N.J. Camre (A6-0115/2007)

Discharge 2005: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training for the financial year 2005 [C6-0386/2006 – 2006/2153(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0097/2007)

2005 Discharge: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions for the financial year 2005 [C6-0387/2006 – 2006/2154(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0098/2007)

2005 Discharge: European Agency for Reconstruction

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Agency for Reconstruction for the financial year 2005 [C6-0388/2006 – 2006/2155(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0116/2007)

2005 Discharge: European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia for the financial year 2005 [C6-0389/2006 – 2006/2156(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0118/2007)

2005 Discharge: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction for the financial year 2005 [C6-0390/2006 – 2006/2157(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0100/2007)

2005 Discharge: European Environment Agency

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Environment Agency for the financial year 2005 [C6-0391/2006 – 2006/2158(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0103/2007)

2005 Discharge: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for the financial year 2005 [C6-0392/2006 – 2006/2159(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0105/2007)

2005 Discharge: Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union for the financial year 2005 [C6-0393/2006 – 2006/2160(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0101/2007)

Discharge 2005: European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products for the financial year 2005 [C6-0394/2006 – 2006/2161(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0099/2007)

2005 Discharge: Eurojust

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of Eurojust for the financial year 2005 [C6-0395/2006 – 2006/2162(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0120/2007)

2005 Discharge 2005: European Training Foundation

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Training Foundation for the financial year 2005 [C6-0396/2006 – 2006/2163(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0113/2007)

2005 Discharge: European Maritime Safety Agency

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Maritime Safety Agency for the financial year 2005 [C6–0397/2006 – 2006/2164(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0114/2007)

2005 Discharge: European Aviation Safety Agency

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the financial year 2005 [C6-0398/2006 – 2006/2165(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0121/2007)

Discharge 2005: European Food Safety Authority

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Food Safety Authority for the financial year 2005 [C6-0399/2006 – 2006/2166(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0112/2007)

Discharge 2005: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Report on the discharge for the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for the financial year 2005 [C6-0400/2006 – 2006/2167(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0119/2007)

Discharge 2005: European Network and Information Security Agency

Report on the discharge for the implementation of the budget of the European Network and Information Security Agency for the financial year 2005 [C6-0401/2006 – 2006/2168(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0102/2007)

Salvador Garriga Polledo introduced the report (A6-0095/2007).

Bart Staes introduced the report (A6-0094/2007).

Daniel Caspary introduced reports A6-0108/2007, A6-0109/2007, A6-0107/2007, A6-0110/2007, A6-0106/2007, A6-0104/2007 and A6-0111/2007.

Mogens N.J. Camre introduced report A6-0115/2007.

Edit Herczog introduced reports A6-0097/2007, A6-0098/2007, A6-0116/2007, A6-0118/2007, A6-0100/2007, A6-0103/2007, A6-0105/2007, A6-0101/2007, A6-0099/2007, A6-0120/2007, A6-0113/2007, A6-0114/2007, A6-0121/2007, A6-0112/2007, A6-0119/2007 and A6-0102/2007.

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

The following spoke: Ralf Walter (draftsman of the opinion of the DEVE Committee) (A6-0095/2007 and A6-0115/2007), Jutta Haug (draftsman of the opinion of the ENVI Committee) (A6-0095/2007, A6-0103/2007, A6-0112/2007 and A6-0119/2007), Michael Cramer (draftsman of the opinion of the TRAN Committee) (A6-0095/2007 and A6-0121/2007), Helga Trüpel (draftsman of the opinion of the CULT Committee) (A6-0095/2007), Bárbara Dührkop Dührkop (draftsman of the opinion of the LIBE Committee) (A6-0095/2007 and A6-0120/2007), Lissy Gröner (draftsman of the opinion of the FEMM Committee) (A6-0095/2007), Véronique Mathieu, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Dan Jørgensen, on behalf of the PSE Group, Jan Mulder, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Zbigniew Krzysztof Kuźmiuk, on behalf of the UEN Group, and Bart Staes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group.

IN THE CHAIR: Diana WALLIS
Vice-President

The following spoke: Esko Seppänen, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Nils Lundgren, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Ashley Mote, on behalf of the ITS Group, Hans-Peter Martin, Non-attached Member, Esther De Lange, Edith Mastenbroek, Bill Newton Dunn, Janusz Wojciechowski, Paul van Buitenen, Jiří Maštálka, John Whittaker, Alexander Stubb, Paulo Casaca, Kyösti Virrankoski, Ingeborg Gräßle, Herbert Bösch, Margarita Starkevičiūtė, José Javier Pomés Ruiz, Szabolcs Fazakas, James Elles, Markus Ferber, Siim Kallas and Bart Staes.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.30, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.31, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.32, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.5, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.6, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.7, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.33, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.8, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.9, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.10, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.11, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.12, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.34, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.13, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.14, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.15, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.16, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.17, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.18, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.19, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item .7.20, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.21, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.22, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.23, Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.24 and Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.25.


5. Combating HIV/Aids within the EU and in the neighbouring countries 2006-2009 (debate)

Report on combating HIV/AIDS within the European Union and in the neighbouring countries, 2006-2009 [ 2006/2232(INI)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Georgs Andrejevs (A6-0091/2007)

Georgs Andrejevs introduced the report.

IN THE CHAIR: Miguel Angel MARTÍNEZ MARTÍNEZ
Vice-President

The following spoke: Ulla Schmidt (President-in-Office of the Council) and Markos Kyprianou (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Zita Gurmai (draftsman of the opinion of the FEMM Committee), Antonios Trakatellis, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Dorette Corbey, on behalf of the PSE Group, Marios Matsakis, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Bogusław Rogalski, on behalf of the UEN Group, Umberto Guidoni, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Irena Belohorská, Non-attached Member, Michael Cashman (draftsman of the opinion of the LIBE Committee), Åsa Westlund, Karin Scheele, Ulla Schmidt and Markos Kyprianou.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 24.04.2007, Item 7.35.

(The sitting was suspended at 11.50 pending voting time and resumed at 12.00.)


IN THE CHAIR: Luigi COCILOVO
Vice-President

6. Welcome

On behalf of Parliament, the President welcomed Vicente Fox, the former President of Mexico, who had taken a seat in the distinguished visitors' gallery.


7. Voting time

Details of voting (amendments, separate and split votes, etc.) appear in the 'Results of votes' annex to the Minutes.


7.1. EC-Malaysia Agreement on certain aspects of air services * (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Government of Malaysia on certain aspects of air services [COM(2006)0619 - C6-0004/2007 - 2006/0202(CNS)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Paolo Costa (A6-0093/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0102)


7.2. Europol staff salaries and allowances * (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the initiative by the Republic of Finland with a view to the adoption of a Council Decision adjusting the basic salaries and allowances applicable to Europol staff [16333/2006 - C6-0047/2007 - 2007/0801(CNS)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Jean-Marie Cavada (A6-0136/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0103)

Richard Corbett suggested that all the reports under the simplified procedure be put to the vote collectively (Rule 131) (the President said that he was unable to agree to the suggestion).


7.3. Tariff quotas for imports into Bulgaria and Romania of raw cane sugar * (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation opening tariff quotas for imports into Bulgaria and Romania of raw cane sugar for supply to refineries in the marketing years 2006/2007, 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 [COM(2006)0798 - C6-0003/2007 - 2006/0261(CNS)] - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Friedrich-Wilhelm Graefe zu Baringdorf (A6-0072/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 3)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL, AMENDMENT, and DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0104)


7.4. Waiver of the immunity of Vural Öger (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the request for waiver of the immunity of Vural Öger [ 2006/2198(IMM)] - Committee on Legal Affairs. Rapporteur: Francesco Enrico Speroni (A6-0140/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0105)


7.5. Discharge 2005: Section IV, Court of Justice (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section IV - Court of Justice [C6-0467/2006 –2006/2073(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0109/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0106)


7.6. Discharge 2005: Section V, Court of Auditors (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section V - Court of Auditors [C6-0468/2006 - 2006/2074(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0107/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0107)


7.7. Discharge 2005: Section VI, European Economic and Social Committee (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section VI - European Economic and Social Committee [C6-0469/2006 – 2006/2075(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0110/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0108)


7.8. Discharge 2005: Section VIIIA, European Ombudsman (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section VIIIA - European Ombudsman [C6-0471/2006 – 2006/2063(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0104/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0109)


7.9. Discharge 2005: Section VIII B, European Data Protection Supervisor (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section VIII B - European Data Protection Supervisor [C6-0472/2006 – 2006/2170(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0111/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0110)


7.10. Discharge 2005: 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th EDFs (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget for the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth European Development Funds for the financial year 2005 [COM(2006)0429 – C6 0264/2006 – 2006/2169(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Mogens N.J. Camre (A6-0115/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0111)


7.11. Discharge 2005: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training for the financial year 2005 [C6-0386/2006 – 2006/2153(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0097/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0112)


7.12. Discharge 2005: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions for the financial year 2005 [C6-0387/2006 – 2006/2154(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0098/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0113)


7.13. Discharge 2005: European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Monitoring Centre on Racism and Xenophobia for the financial year 2005 [C6-0389/2006 – 2006/2156(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0118/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0114)


7.14. Discharge 2005: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction for the financial year 2005 [C6-0390/2006 – 2006/2157(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0100/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0115)


7.15. Discharge 2005: European Environment Agency (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Environment Agency for the financial year 2005 [C6-0391/2006 – 2006/2158(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0103/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0116)


7.16. Discharge 2005: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for the financial year 2005 [C6-0392/2006 – 2006/2159(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0105/2007)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0117)


7.17. Discharge 2005: Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union for the financial year 2005 [C6-0393/2006 – 2006/2160(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0101/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 17)

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0118)


7.18. Discharge 2005: European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products for the financial year 2005 [C6-0394/2006 – 2006/2161(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0099/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 18)

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0119)


7.19. Discharge 2005: Eurojust (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of Eurojust for the financial year 2005 [C6-0395/2006 – 2006/2162(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0120/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 19)

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0120)


7.20. Discharge 2005: European Training Foundation (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Training Foundation for the financial year 2005 [C6-0396/2006 – 2006/2163(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0113/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 20)

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0121)


7.21. Discharge 2005: European Maritime Safety Agency (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Maritime Safety Agency for the financial year 2005 [C6–0397/2006 – 2006/2164(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0114/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 21)

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0122)


7.22. Discharge 2005: European Aviation Safety Agency (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the financial year 2005 [C6-0398/2006 – 2006/2165(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0121/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 22)

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0123)


7.23. Discharge 2005: European Food Safety Authority (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Food Safety Authority for the financial year 2005 [C6-0399/2006 – 2006/2166(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0112/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 23)

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0124)


7.24. Discharge 2005: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for the financial year 2005 [C6-0400/2006 – 2006/2167(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0119/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 24)

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0125)


7.25. Discharge 2005: European Network and Information Security Agency (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the discharge for the implementation of the budget of the European Network and Information Security Agency for the financial year 2005 [C6-0401/2006 – 2006/2168(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0102/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 25)

PROPOSALS FOR DECISIONS 1 and 2 and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0126)


7.26. Payment services in the internal market ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on payment services in the internal market and amending Directives 97/7/EC, 2000/12/EC and 2002/65/EC [COM(2005)0603 - C6-0411/2005 - 2005/0245(COD)] - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Jean-Paul Gauzès (A6-0298/2006)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 26)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2007)0127)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0127)

The following spoke:

- Jean-Paul Gauzès (rapporteur), who recommended that amendment 287 be rejected;

- Pervenche Berès, who moved an oral amendment with a view to adding a new citation to the legislative resolution. The oral amendment was incorporated.


7.27. Quota system in relation to the production of potato starch * (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1868/94 establishing a quota system in relation to the production of potato starch [COM(2006)0827 - C6-0046/2007 - 2006/0268(CNS)] - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Janusz Wojciechowski (A6-0137/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 27)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2007)0128)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0128)

The following spoke:

- Janusz Wojciechowski (rapporteur) on amendment 8.


7.28. Future enlargements and cohesion (vote)

Report on the consequences of future enlargements on the effectiveness of cohesion policy [ 2006/2107(INI)] - Committee on Regional Development. Rapporteur: Markus Pieper (A6-0087/2007)


(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 28)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Markus Pieper (rapporteur) spoke.

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0129)

The following spoke:

- Kyriacos Triantaphyllides, who moved an oral amendment to amendment 26, which was incorporated (the oral amendment as amended was then rejected).


7.29. The Commission's annual strategic priorities (Budget 2008) (vote)

Report on the Commission's annual policy strategy for the 2008 budget procedure
Section III – Commission [ 2007/2017(BUD)] - Committee on Budgets. Rapporteur: Kyösti Virrankoski (A6-0123/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 29)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0130)

The following spoke:

- Kyösti Virrankoski (rapporteur), who moved an oral amendment to amendment 16, which was incorporated.


7.30. Discharge 2005: Section III, Commission (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section III - Commission [SEC(2006)0916 – C6 0263/2006 – 2006/2070(DEC) - SEC(2006)0915 - C6-0262/2006 - 2006/2070(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Salvador Garriga Polledo (A6-0095/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 30)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0131)

The closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, Article 5(1) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0131)

The following spoke:

- Salvador Garriga Polledo (rapporteur), who moved oral amendments to paragraphs 37 and 108, which were incorporated.


7.31. Discharge 2005: Section I, European Parliament (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section I - European Parliament [C6 0465/2006 – 2006/2071(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Bart Staes (A6-0094/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 31)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0132)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0132)

The following spoke:

- Edith Mastenbroek, on amendment 7;

- Daniel Caspary, on the conduct of the vote.


7.32. Discharge 2005: Section II, Council (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section II - Council [C6-0466/2006 – 2006/2072(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0108/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 32)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0133)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0133)

Herbert Bösch (Chairman of the CONT Committee) expressed his disappointment at the Council's absence during the debate (the President noted his remarks).


7.33. Discharge 2005: Section VII, Committee of the Regions (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2005
Section VII - Committee of the Regions [C6-0470/2006 – 2006/2076(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A6-0106/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 33)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0134)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0134)


7.34. Discharge 2005: European Agency for Reconstruction (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the budget of the European Agency for Reconstruction for the financial year 2005 [C6-0388/2006 – 2006/2155(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Edit Herczog (A6-0116/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 34)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0135)

The closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, Article 5(1) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0135)


7.35. Combating HIV/Aids within the EU and in the neighbouring countries 2006-2009 (vote)

Report on combating HIV/AIDS within the European Union and in the neighbouring countries, 2006-2009 [ 2006/2232(INI)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Georgs Andrejevs (A6-0091/2007)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 35)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2007)0136)


8. Explanations of vote

Written explanations of vote:

Explanations of vote submitted in writing under Rule 163(3) appear in the Verbatim Report of Proceedings for the sitting.

Oral explanations of vote:

Report: Janusz Wojciechowski - A6-0137/2007: Danutė Budreikaitė

Report: Markus Pieper - A6-0087/2007: Czesław Adam Siekierski, Andreas Mölzer, Zita Pleštinská and Albert Deß

Report: Kyösti Virrankoski - A6-0123/2007: Andreas Mölzer

Report: Salvador Garriga Polledo - A6-0095/2007: Christopher Heaton-Harris

Report: Bart Staes - A6-0094/2007: Christofer Fjellner

Report: Daniel Caspary - A6-0106/2007: Christopher Heaton-Harris

Report: Georgs Andrejevs - A6-0091/2007: Marcin Libicki and Danutė Budreikaitė


9. 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.

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Derek Roland Clark had informed the Chair that his intention was not to abstain on paragraph 75 of the motion for resolution within the report by Bart Staes (A6-0094/2007), but to cast no vote.


(The sitting was suspended at 13.20 and resumed at 15.05.)

IN THE CHAIR: Mechtild ROTHE
Vice-President

10. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


11. Community vessel traffic monitoring ***I - Investigation of accidents ***I - Liability of carriers of passengers by boat in the event of accidents ***I - Port State control ***I - Ship inspection and survey organisations ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2002/59/EC establishing a Community vessel traffic monitoring and information system [COM(2005)0589 - C6-0004/2006 - 2005/0239(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Dirk Sterckx (A6-0086/2007)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the fundamental principles governing the investigation of accidents in the maritime transport sector and amending Directives 1999/35/EC and 2002/59/EC [COM(2005)0590 - C6-0056/2006 - 2005/0240(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Jaromír Kohlíček (A6-0079/2007)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the liability of carriers of passengers by sea and inland waterways in the event of accidents [COM(2005)0592 - C6-0057/2006 - 2005/0241(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Paolo Costa (A6-0063/2007)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on port State control (recast version) [COM(2005)0588 - C6-0028/2006 - 2005/0238(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Dominique Vlasto (A6-0081/2007)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules and standards for ship inspection and survey organisations and for the relevant activities of maritime administrations (recast version) [COM(2005)0587 - C6-0038/2006 - 2005/0237(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Luis de Grandes Pascual (A6-0070/2007)

The following spoke: Karin Roth (President-in-Office of the Council) and Jacques Barrot (Vice-President of the Commission).

Dirk Sterckx introduced the report (A6-0086/2007).

Jaromír Kohlíček introduced the report (A6-0079/2007).

Paolo Costa introduced the report (A6-0063/2007).

Dominique Vlasto introduced the report (A6-0081/2007).

Luis de Grandes Pascual introduced the report (A6-0070/2007).

The following spoke: Willi Piecyk (draftsman of the opinion of the PECH Committee), Piia-Noora Kauppi (draftsman of the opinion of the JURI Committee) and Ioannis Kasoulides, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group.

IN THE CHAIR: Luisa MORGANTINI
Vice-President

The following spoke: Emanuel Jardim Fernandes, on behalf of the PSE Group, Josu Ortuondo Larrea, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Roberts Zīle, on behalf of the UEN Group, Jacky Henin, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Ian Hudghton, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Graham Booth, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Fernand Le Rachinel, on behalf of the ITS Group, Corien Wortmann-Kool, Rosa Miguélez Ramos, Anne E. Jensen, Sebastiano (Nello) Musumeci, Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Johannes Blokland, Luca Romagnoli, Philip Bradbourn, Robert Evans, Marek Aleksander Czarnecki, Athanasios Pafilis, Georgios Karatzaferis, Luís Queiró, Gilles Savary and Stanisław Jałowiecki.

IN THE CHAIR: Gérard ONESTA
Vice-President

The following spoke: Bogusław Liberadzki, Ville Itälä, Silvia-Adriana Ţicău, Reinhard Rack, Nikolaos Sifunakis, Karin Roth and Jacques Barrot.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 25.04.2007, Item 11.3, Minutes of 25.04.2007, Item 11.4, Minutes of 25.04.2007, Item 11.5, Minutes of 25.04.2007, Item 11.6 and Minutes of 25.04.2007, Item 11.7.


(The sitting was suspended at 17.40 pending Question Time and resumed at 18.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Manuel António dos SANTOS
Vice-President

12. Question Time (Commission)

Parliament considered a number of questions to the Commission (B6-0017/2007).

Part one

Question 42 (Alain Hutchinson): Blackmail of VW Forest workers - reverse relocations.

Vladimír Špidla (Member of the Commission) answered the question and supplementaries by Alain Hutchinson, Jörg Leichtfried and Danutė Budreikaitė.

Question 43 (Ignasi Guardans Cambó): Potential arbitrary and contradictory application of the new air security measures.

László Kovács (Member of the Commission) answered the question and supplementaries by Ignasi Guardans Cambó, Reinhard Rack and Justas Vincas Paleckis.

Question 44 (Jacek Protasiewicz): Application of state aid rules to support for the employment of disabled persons.

László Kovács answered the question and a supplementary by Jacek Protasiewicz.

Part two

Question 45 (Martin Dimitrov): Amendment of Directive 92/84/EEC with a view to increasing the minimum rates of excise duty on alcoholic beverages.

László Kovács answered the question.

Proinsias De Rossa spoke on question 46 (the President replied that question 46 had been withdrawn).

László Kovács answered supplementaries by Martin Dimitrov, John Purvis, Danutė Budreikaitė and Proinsias De Rossa, whose supplementary referred to question 45.

Carl Schlyter spoke.

Question 47 (Gianluca Susta): European Schools - enrolment.

Siim Kallas (Vice-President of the Commission) answered the question and supplementaries by Lapo Pistelli (deputising for the author), Richard Seeber and Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou.

Question 48 (Proinsias De Rossa): Restructuring of Eurydice.

Siim Kallas answered the question and a supplementary by Proinsias De Rossa.

Question 49 (Leopold Józef Rutowicz): Management of EU funds.

Siim Kallas answered the question and supplementaries by Leopold Józef Rutowicz and Paul Rübig.

Question 50 would receive a written answer.

Question 51 (Claude Moraes): European Regional Development Funds.

Danuta Hübner (Member of the Commission) answered the question and supplementaries by Claude Moraes and Paul Rübig.

Question 52 (Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou): Regional policy in respect of island regions.

Danuta Hübner answered the question and supplementaries by Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou and Georgios Papastamkos.

Question 53 (Glenis Willmott): Promoting EU funding in the regions.

Danuta Hübner answered the question and a supplementary by Glenis Willmott.

Question 54 (Lambert van Nistelrooij): Status of Netherlands Antilles and the Structural Funds.

Danuta Hübner answered the question and a supplementary by Lambert van Nistelrooij.

Questions which had not been answered for lack of time would receive written answers (see annex to the Verbatim Report of Proceedings).

Commission Question Time closed.


13. Moving the inadmissibility of a matter (homophobia in Europe)

The President announced that he had received notification from the UEN Group, under Rule 167(1), of its intention to move inadmissibility at the beginning of the debate on the Council and Commission statements on homophobia in Europe, which was included on the agenda for the following afternoon.

The motion would be put to the vote immediately.


(The sitting was suspended at 19.35 and resumed at 21.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Mario MAURO
Vice-President

14. Multilateral Agreement on the Establishment of a European Common Aviation Area - Multilateral Agreement on the Establishment of a European Common Aviation Area * (debate)

Commission statement: Multilateral Agreement on the Establishment of a European Common Aviation Area

Report on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Multilateral Agreement between the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the European Community, the Republic of Iceland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Kingdom of Norway, Serbia and Montenegro, Romania and the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo on the Establishment of a European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) [COM(2006)0113 - C6-0218/2006 - 2006/0036(CNS)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Eva Lichtenberger (A6-0060/2007)

Jacques Barrot (Vice-President of the Commission) made the statement.

Eva Lichtenberger introduced the report.

The following spoke: Georg Jarzembowski, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Saïd El Khadraoui, on behalf of the PSE Group, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Mieczysław Edmund Janowski, on behalf of the UEN Group, Vladimír Remek, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Jean-Claude Martinez, on behalf of the ITS Group, Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Silvia-Adriana Ţicău, Arūnas Degutis and Jacques Barrot.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 25.04.2007, Item 11.11.


15. Galileo (debate)

Commission statement: Galileo

Jacques Barrot (Vice-President of the Commission) made the statement.

The following spoke: Etelka Barsi-Pataky, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Norbert Glante, on behalf of the PSE Group, Fiona Hall, on behalf of the ALDE Group, David Hammerstein, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Gerard Batten, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Józef Pinior and Jacques Barrot.

Motions for resolutions to wind up the debate tabled pursuant to Rule 103(2):

- Angelika Niebler, on behalf of the ITRE Committee, on the Galileo concession contract negotiations (B6-0155/2007).

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 26.04.2007, Item 8.8.


16. Common rules in the field of civil aviation security ***II (debate)

Recommendation for second reading on the Council common position for adopting a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules in the field of civil aviation security and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2320/2002 [14039/1/2006 - C6-0041/2007 - 2005/0191(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Paolo Costa (A6-0134/2007)

Paolo Costa introduced the recommendation for second reading.

Jacques Barrot (Vice-President of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Philip Bradbourn, who began his contribution by expressing his disappointment that the item had been scheduled during the night sitting, and then continued on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Saïd El Khadraoui, on behalf of the PSE Group, Vladimír Remek, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Georg Jarzembowski, Ulrich Stockmann, Jim Higgins, Robert Evans, Reinhard Rack and Jacques Barrot.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 25.04.2007, Item 7.3.


17. Assessment and management of flood risks ***II (debate)

Recommendation on the Council common position with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the assessment and management of flood risks [12131/6/2006 - C6-0038/2007 - 2006/0005(COD)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Richard Seeber (A6-0064/2007)

Richard Seeber introduced the recommendation for second reading.

The following spoke:Stavros Dimas (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Anja Weisgerber, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Edite Estrela, on behalf of the PSE Group, Vittorio Prodi, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Leopold Józef Rutowicz, on behalf of the UEN Group, Urszula Krupa, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Andreas Mölzer, on behalf of the ITS Group, Péter Olajos, Karin Scheele, Johannes Blokland and Stavros Dimas.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 25.04.2007, Item 9.1.


18. Thematic Strategy on the sustainable use of natural resources (debate)

Report on a Thematic Strategy for the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources [ 2006/2210(INI)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Kartika Tamara Liotard (A6-0054/2007)

Kartika Tamara Liotard introduced the report.

The following spoke:Stavros Dimas (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Avril Doyle, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Gyula Hegyi, on behalf of the PSE Group, Mojca Drčar Murko, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Wiesław Stefan Kuc, on behalf of the UEN Group, Satu Hassi, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Irena Belohorská, Non-attached Member, Riitta Myller, Evangelia Tzampazi and Stavros Dimas.

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 25.04.2007, Item 11.12.


19. Agenda for next sitting

The agenda for the next sitting had been established ('Agenda' PE 387.009/OJME).


20. Closure of sitting

The sitting closed at 23.45.

Harald Rømer

Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou

Secretary-General

Vice-President


ATTENDANCE REGISTER

The following signed:

Aita, Albertini, Allister, Alvaro, Anastase, Andersson, Andrejevs, Andria, Andrikienė, Angelilli, Antoniozzi, Arnaoutakis, Ashworth, Assis, Athanasiu, Atkins, Attard-Montalto, Attwooll, Aubert, Audy, Aylward, Ayuso, Bachelot-Narquin , Baco, Badia i Cutchet, Bărbuleţiu, Barón Crespo, Barsi-Pataky, Batten, Battilocchio, Batzeli, Bauer, Beaupuy, Beazley, Becsey, Beer, Beglitis, Belder, Belet, Belohorská, Bennahmias, Beňová, Berend, Berès, van den Berg, Berlinguer, Berman, Bielan, Birutis, Bliznashki, Blokland, Bloom, Bobošíková, Böge, Bösch, Bonde, Bono, Bonsignore, Booth, Borghezio, Borrell Fontelles, Bourzai, Bowis, Bowles, Bozkurt, Bradbourn, Braghetto, Brejc, Brepoels, Breyer, Březina, Brie, Brunetta, Budreikaitė, van Buitenen, Buitenweg, Bulfon, Bullmann, van den Burg, Buruiană-Aprodu, Bushill-Matthews, Busk, Busuttil, Buzek, Cabrnoch, Callanan, Camre, Capoulas Santos, Cappato, Carlotti, Carnero González, Casa, Casaca, Casini, Caspary, Castex, del Castillo Vera, Catania, Cavada, Cederschiöld, Cercas, Chatzimarkakis, Chervenyakov, Chichester, Chiesa, Chmielewski, Christensen, Chruszcz, Ciornei, Claeys, Clark, Cocilovo, Coelho, Cohn-Bendit, Corbett, Corbey, Cornillet, Correia, Coşea, Paolo Costa, Cottigny, Coûteaux, Coveney, Cramer, Corina Creţu, Gabriela Creţu, Crowley, Marek Aleksander Czarnecki, Ryszard Czarnecki, Daul, Davies, De Blasio, de Brún, Degutis, Dehaene, De Keyser, Demetriou, Deprez, De Sarnez, Descamps, Désir, Deß, Deva, De Veyrac, De Vits, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dičkutė, Didžiokas, Díez González, Dillen, Dimitrakopoulos, Konstantin Dimitrov, Martin Dimitrov, Philip Dimitrov Dimitrov, Dîncu, Dobolyi, Dombrovskis, Donnici , Doorn, Douay, Dover, Doyle, Drčar Murko, Duchoň, Dührkop Dührkop, Duff, Duka-Zólyomi, Dumitrescu, Ebner, Ehler, Ek, El Khadraoui, Elles, Esteves, Estrela, Ettl, Jonathan Evans, Robert Evans, Färm, Fajmon, Farage, Fatuzzo, Fava, Fazakas, Ferber, Fernandes, Fernández Martín, Anne Ferreira, Elisa Ferreira, Figueiredo, Flasarová, Flautre, Florenz, Foglietta, Foltyn-Kubicka, Fontaine, Ford, Fourtou, Fraga Estévez, Frassoni, Freitas, Friedrich, Fruteau, Gahler, Gál, Gaľa, Galeote, Ganţ, García-Margallo y Marfil, García Pérez, Gargani, Garriga Polledo, Gaubert, Gauzès, Gebhardt, Gentvilas, Geremek, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gewalt, Gibault, Gierek, Giertych, Gill, Gklavakis, Glante, Glattfelder, Gobbo, Goebbels, Goepel, Golik, Gollnisch, Gomes, Gomolka, Gottardi, Goudin, Grabowska, Grabowski, Graça Moura, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Gräßle, de Grandes Pascual, Grech, Griesbeck, Gröner, de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Groote, Grosch, Grossetête, Guardans Cambó, Guellec, Guerreiro, Guidoni, Gurmai, Gutiérrez-Cortines, Guy-Quint, Gyürk, Hänsch, Hall, Hammerstein, Hamon, Handzlik, Harangozó, Harbour, Harkin, Harms, Hasse Ferreira, Hassi, Hatzidakis, Haug, Heaton-Harris, Hegyi, Hellvig, Helmer, Henin, Hennicot-Schoepges, Hennis-Plasschaert, Herczog, Herranz García, Herrero-Tejedor, Hieronymi, Higgins, Hökmark, Holm, Honeyball, Hoppenstedt, Horáček, Howitt, Hudacký, Hudghton, Hughes, Hutchinson, Hybášková, Iacob-Ridzi, Ibrisagic, Ilchev, in 't Veld, Isler Béguin, Itälä, Iturgaiz Angulo, Jackson, Jäätteenmäki, Jałowiecki, Janowski, Járóka, Jarzembowski, Jeggle, Jensen, Joan i Marí, Jöns, Jørgensen, Jonckheer, Jordan Cizelj, Juknevičienė, Kacin, Kaczmarek, Kallenbach, Kamall, Kamiński, Karas, Karatzaferis, Karim, Kasoulides, Kaufmann, Kauppi, Tunne Kelam, Kelemen, Kilroy-Silk, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kirilov, Kirkhope, Klamt, Klaß, Klich, Knapman, Koch, Koch-Mehrin, Kohlíček, Konrad, Kónya-Hamar, Korhola, Kósáné Kovács, Koterec, Kozlík, Krasts, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Krehl, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kristovskis, Krupa, Kuc, Kudrycka, Kuhne, Kułakowski, Kušķis, Kusstatscher, Kuźmiuk, Lagendijk, Laignel, Lamassoure, Lambert, Lambrinidis, Lang, De Lange, Langen, Langendries, Laperrouze, La Russa, Lauk, Lavarra, Lax, Lechner, Le Foll, Lehideux, Lehne, Lehtinen, Leichtfried, Leinen, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Le Rachinel, Lewandowski, Liberadzki, Libicki, Lichtenberger, Lienemann, Liese, Liotard, Lipietz, Locatelli, López-Istúriz White, Louis, Lucas, Ludford, Lulling, Lundgren, Lynne, Maaten, McAvan, McCarthy, McDonald, McMillan-Scott, Madeira, Maldeikis, Manders, Maňka, Thomas Mann, Manolakou, Mantovani, Marinescu, Markov, Marques, Martens, David Martin, Hans-Peter Martin, Martinez, Martínez Martínez, Masiel, Maštálka, Mastenbroek, Mathieu, Mato Adrover, Matsakis, Matsis, Matsouka, Mauro, Mavrommatis, Mayer, Mayor Oreja, Medina Ortega, Meijer, Méndez de Vigo, Menéndez del Valle, Meyer Pleite, Miguélez Ramos, Mihăescu, Mihalache, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Mitchell, Mölzer, Mohácsi, Moisuc, Moraes, Moreno Sánchez, Morgantini, Morillon, Morţun, Moscovici, Mote, Mulder, Musacchio, Muscardini, Muscat, Musotto, Musumeci, Myller, Napoletano, Nassauer, Nattrass, Newton Dunn, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nicholson, Nicholson of Winterbourne, Niebler, van Nistelrooij, Novak, Obiols i Germà, Öger, Olajos, Olbrycht, Ó Neachtain, Onesta, Onyszkiewicz, Oomen-Ruijten, Ortuondo Larrea, Őry, Ouzký, Oviir, Paasilinna, Pack, Pafilis, Pahor, Paleckis, Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Panzeri, Papadimoulis, Paparizov, Papastamkos, Parish, Parvanova, Paşcu, Patriciello, Patrie, Pęk, Alojz Peterle, Petre, Pflüger, Piecyk, Pieper, Pīks, Pinheiro, Pinior, Piotrowski, Pirilli, Pirker, Piskorski, Pistelli, Pittella, Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Pleštinská, Podestà, Podgorean, Podkański, Pöttering, Pohjamo, Poignant, Polfer, Pomés Ruiz, Popeangă, Portas, Posdorf, Posselt, Post, Prets, Vittorio Prodi, Protasiewicz, Purvis, Queiró, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Radwan, Ransdorf, Rasmussen, Remek, Resetarits, Reul, Reynaud, Ribeiro e Castro, Riera Madurell, Ries, Riis-Jørgensen, Rivera, Rizzo, Rogalski, Roithová, Romagnoli, Romeva i Rueda, Rosati, Roszkowski, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rouček, Roure, Rudi Ubeda, Rübig, Rühle, Rutowicz, Ryan, Sacconi, Saïfi, Sakalas, Saks, Salinas García, Samuelsen, Sánchez Presedo, dos Santos, Sârbu, Sartori, Saryusz-Wolski, Savary, Savi, Sbarbati, Schaldemose, Schapira, Scheele, Schenardi, Schierhuber, Schlyter, Frithjof Schmidt, Schmitt, Schnellhardt, Schöpflin, Jürgen Schröder, Schroedter, Schulz, Schuth, Schwab, Seeber, Seeberg, Segelström, Seppänen, Şerbu, Severin, Shouleva, Siekierski, Sifunakis, Silva Peneda, Simpson, Sinnott, Siwiec, Skinner, Škottová, Sofianski, Sommer, Søndergaard, Sonik, Sornosa Martínez, Sousa Pinto, Spautz, Speroni, Staes, Stănescu, Staniszewska, Starkevičiūtė, Šťastný, Stauner, Sterckx, Stevenson, Stihler, Stockmann, Stoyanov, Strejček, Strož, Stubb, Sturdy, Sudre, Sumberg, Surján, Susta, Svensson, Swoboda, Szabó, Szájer, Szent-Iványi, Szymański, Tabajdi, Tajani, Takkula, Tannock, Tarabella, Tarand, Tatarella, Thomsen, Thyssen, Ţicău, Ţîrle, Titley, Toia, Toubon, Toussas, Trakatellis, Trautmann, Triantaphyllides, Trüpel, Turmes, Tzampazi, Uca, Ulmer, Vaidere, Vakalis, Vălean, Valenciano Martínez-Orozco, Vanhecke, Van Hecke, Van Lancker, Van Orden, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Varvitsiotis, Vatanen, Vaugrenard, Ventre, Veraldi, Vergnaud, Vernola, Vidal-Quadras, de Villiers, Virrankoski, Vlasák, Vlasto, Voggenhuber, Wagenknecht, Wallis, Walter, Manfred Weber, Weiler, Weisgerber, Westlund, Whittaker, Wieland, Wiersma, Wijkman, Willmott, Wise, Wohlin, Bernard Wojciechowski, Janusz Wojciechowski, Wortmann-Kool, Wurtz, Xenogiannakopoulou, Yañez-Barnuevo García, Záborská, Zahradil, Zaleski, Zani, Zapałowski, Zappalà, Zatloukal, Ždanoka, Železný, Zieleniec, Zīle, Zimmer, Zingaretti, Zvěřina, Zwiefka

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