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Wednesday, 4 February 2009 - Strasbourg

12. Impact of the financial crisis on the car industry (debate)
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Council and Commission statements: Impact of the financial crisis on the car industry

Alexandr Vondra (President-in-Office of the Council) and Günter Verheugen (Vice-President of the Commission) made the statements.

The following spoke: Jean-Paul Gauzès, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Guido Sacconi, on behalf of the PSE Group, Patrizia Toia, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Guntars Krasts, on behalf of the UEN Group, Rebecca Harms, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Roberto Musacchio, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Patrick Louis, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Karsten Friedrich Hoppenstedt and Stephen Hughes.


The following spoke: Josu Ortuondo Larrea, Michael Cramer, Eva-Britt Svensson, John Whittaker, Malcolm Harbour, Monica Giuntini, Ivo Belet, Mia De Vits and Marie-Noëlle Lienemann.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Rareş-Lucian Niculescu, Matthias Groote, Zbigniew Krzysztof Kuźmiuk, Zita Pleštinská and Ivo Strejček.

The President recalled the measures applicable to the 'catch-the-eye' procedure.

The following spoke: Alexandr Vondra, Günter Verheugen and Christoph Konrad, the last-named speaking on the measures applicable to the 'catch-the-eye' procedure. (The President provided a clarification of the Bureau's position on the matter.)

The debate closed.

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