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Thursday, 23 April 2009 - Strasbourg
1.Opening of the sitting
 2.Documents received
 3.Patients' rights in cross-border healthcare ***I (debate)
 4.Patient safety * (debate)
 5.Rare diseases * (debate)
 6.Voting time
  6.1.2007 discharge: European Parliament (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.2.2007 discharge: Court of Justice (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.3.2007 discharge: Court of Auditors (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.4.2007 discharge: European Ombudsman (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.5.2007 discharge: European Data Protection Supervisor (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.6.2007 discharge: EUROJUST (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.7.2007 discharge: European Medicines Agency (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.8.2007 discharge: European Aviation Safety Agency (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.9.2007 discharge: FRONTEX (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.10.2007 discharge: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.11.2007 discharge: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.12.2007 discharge: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.13.2007 discharge: Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.14.2007 discharge: EU general budget - Council (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.15.Financial management and control of EU agencies (Rule 131) (vote)
 7.Welcome
 8.Voting time (continuation)
  8.1.Common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services (recast) ***II (vote)
  8.2.Common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator ***II (vote)
  8.3.Common rules for access to the international road haulage market (recast) ***II (vote)
  8.4.Energy performance of buildings ***I (vote)
  8.5.Credit Rating Agencies ***I (vote)
  8.6.Rights of passengers when travelling by sea and inland waterway ***I (vote)
  8.7.Rights of passengers in bus and coach transport ***I (vote)
  8.8.Term of protection of copyright and related rights ***I (vote)
  8.9.Intelligent Transport Systems in the field of road transport and interfaces with other transport modes ***I (vote)
  8.10.Second 'Marco Polo' programme ***I (vote)
  8.11.European rail network for competitive freight ***I (vote)
  8.12.Patients' rights in cross-border healthcare ***I (vote)
  8.13.Patient safety * (vote)
  8.14.Rare diseases * (vote)
  8.15.2007 discharge: Commission (vote)
  8.16.2007 discharge: Seventh, Eighth and Ninth European Development Funds (EDF) (vote)
  8.17.2007 discharge: Economic and Social Committee (vote)
  8.18.2007 discharge: Committee of the Regions (vote)
  8.19.2007 discharge: European Training Foundation (vote)
  8.20.2007 discharge: European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) (vote)
  8.21.2007 discharge: European Police College (vote)
  8.22.2007 discharge: European GNSS Supervisory Authority (vote)
  8.23.2007 discharge: European Railway Agency (vote)
  8.24.2007 discharge: European Maritime Safety Agency (vote)
  8.25.2007 discharge: European Agency for Reconstruction (vote)
  8.26.2007 discharge: European Environment Agency (vote)
  8.27.2007 discharge: European Food Safety Authority (vote)
  8.28.2007 discharge: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (vote)
  8.29.2007 discharge: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (vote)
  8.30.2007 discharge: Fundamental Rights Agency (vote)
  8.31.2007 discharge: Community Fisheries Control Agency (vote)
  8.32.Addressing the challenges of deforestation and forest degradation to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss (vote)
  8.33.Action Plan on Urban Mobility (vote)
  8.34.The Intelligent Transport Systems Action Plan (vote)
 9.Explanations of vote
 10.Corrections to votes and voting intentions
 11.Climate and energy package and maritime transport package (signature of acts)
 12.Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting
 13.Conclusions of the G20 Summit (debate)
 14.Support for Special Olympics in the European Union (written declaration)
 15.Situation in the Republic of Moldova (debate)
 16.Consolidating stability and prosperity in the Western Balkans - Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (debate)
 17.Non-proliferation and the future of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) (debate)
 18.United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities * - Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities * (debate)
 19.Question Time (Council)
 20.Ecodesign requirements for energy-related products ***I (debate)
 21.Harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products ***I (debate)
 22.Taxation of savings income in the form of interest payments * - Common system of VAT as regards tax evasion linked to import and other cross-border transactions * (debate)
 23.Problem of profiling, notably on the basis of ethnicity and race, in counter-terrorism, law enforcement, immigration, customs and border control (debate)
 24.Statistics on plant protection products ***II (debate)
 25.Decisions concerning certain documents
 26.Agenda of the next sitting
 27.Closure of the sitting
 ATTENDANCE REGISTER


IN THE CHAIR: Edward McMILLAN-SCOTT
Vice-President

1. Opening of the sitting

The sitting opened at 9.00.


2. Documents received

The following documents had been submitted by Members:

(1) motions for resolutions (Rule 113)

- Cristiana Muscardini. Motion for a resolution on the proposal for an advisory and assessment body to uphold the standard of services provided by voluntary work and the Third Sector (B6-0195/2009)
referred to responsible: EMPL

(2) proposals for recommendations (Rule 114)

- Hanna Foltyn-Kubicka, on behalf of the UEN Group. Proposal for a recommendation to the Council on declaring 25 May International Day of the Heroes of the Fight against Totalitarianism (B6-0196/2009)
referred to responsible: AFET
opinion: LIBE


3. Patients' rights in cross-border healthcare ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare [COM(2008)0414 - C6-0257/2008 - 2008/0142(COD)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: John Bowis (A6-0233/2009)

Philip Bushill-Matthews (deputising for the rapporteur) introduced the report..

The following spoke: Daniela Filipiová (President-in-Office of the Council) and Androulla Vassiliou (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Iles Braghetto (rapporteur for the opinion of the EMPL Committee), Françoise Grossetête (rapporteur for the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Bernadette Vergnaud (rapporteur for the opinion of the IMCO Committee), Diana Wallis (rapporteur for the opinion of the JURI Committee), Anna Záborská (rapporteur for the opinion of the FEMM Committee), Avril Doyle, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, on behalf of the PSE Group, Jules Maaten, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Salvatore Tatarella, on behalf of the UEN Group, Claude Turmes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Kartika Tamara Liotard, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Hanne Dahl, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Jim Allister, Non-attached Member, Colm Burke, Guido Sacconi, Karin Riis-Jørgensen, Ewa Tomaszewska, Margrete Auken, Adamos Adamou, Urszula Krupa, Andreas Mölzer, Péter Olajos, Anne Van Lancker, Elizabeth Lynne, Jean Lambert, Jens Holm, Johannes Blokland, Lydia Schenardi, Pilar Ayuso, Edite Estrela, Siiri Oviir, Roberto Musacchio, Kathy Sinnott, Ria Oomen-Ruijten, María Sornosa Martínez, Holger Krahmer, Frieda Brepoels, Dorette Corbey, Zuzana Roithová, Genowefa Grabowska, Christofer Fjellner, Åsa Westlund and Emmanouil Angelakas.

IN THE CHAIR: Luigi COCILOVO
Vice-President

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Charles Tannock, Catiuscia Marini, Marios Matsakis, Elisabeth Schroedter, Ilda Figueiredo, Christel Schaldemose, Olle Schmidt and Proinsias De Rossa.

The following spoke: Daniela Filipiová, Androulla Vassiliou and Philip Bushill-Matthews.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 23.4.2009, item 8.12.


4. Patient safety * (debate)

Report on the proposal for a Council recommendation on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections [COM(2008)0837 - C6-0032/2009 - 2009/0003(CNS)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Amalia Sartori (A6-0239/2009)

Françoise Grossetête (deputising for the rapporteur) introduced the report..

The following spoke: Daniela Filipiová (President-in-Office of the Council) and Androulla Vassiliou (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Antonios Trakatellis, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Linda McAvan, on behalf of the PSE Group, and Marios Matsakis, on behalf of the ALDE Group.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Siiri Oviir.

The following spoke: Daniela Filipiová, Androulla Vassiliou and Françoise Grossetête.

The debate closed.

Vote: 23.04.2009.


5. Rare diseases * (debate)

Report on the proposal for a Council recommendation on a European action in the field of rare diseases [COM(2008)0726 - C6-0455/2008 - 2008/0218(CNS)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Antonios Trakatellis (A6-0231/2009)

Antonios Trakatellis introduced the report.

The following spoke: Daniela Filipiová (President-in-Office of the Council) and Androulla Vassiliou (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Françoise Grossetête (rapporteur for the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Peter Liese, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Dorette Corbey, on behalf of the PSE Group, Frédérique Ries, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Hiltrud Breyer, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Philip Claeys, Non-attached Member, and Christa Klaß.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Siiri Oviir.

The following spoke: Daniela Filipiová, Androulla Vassiliou and Antonios Trakatellis.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 23.4.2009, item 8.14.


IN THE CHAIR: Alejo VIDAL-QUADRAS
Vice-President

6. Voting time

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

The results of roll-call votes are available in electronic form only, as an annex to the minutes, and can be accessed via Europarl.

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, with reference to the vote on the Casaca report (A6-0184/2009) on the 2007 discharge: European Parliament, and under Article 1 of Annex I to the Rules of Procedure, called on the President request that Members declare any direct financial interest they had in the matter under debate.

Gary Titley, with reference to Rule 28(2), asked for a reply to a question he had put to the President of Parliament in writing on 19 March 2009.

Silvana Koch-Mehrin thanked all Members who had signed Written Declaration 0001/2009.

The following spoke: Luigi Cocilovo, Hans-Peter Martin, Martin Schulz, Gerard Batten and Ewa Tomaszewska, on the request made by Daniel Cohn-Bendit.

The President replied to Gary Titley that his request would be communicated to the President of Parliament, and to Daniel Cohn-Bendit that any Member wishing to make a declaration of financial interests was free to do so.


6.1. 2007 discharge: European Parliament (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2007
Section I – European Parliament [C6-0416/2008 – 2008/2276(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Paulo Casaca (A6-0184/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0260)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.2. 2007 discharge: Court of Justice (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2007
Section IV – Court of Justice [C6-0418/2008 – 2008/2278(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Søren Bo Søndergaard (A6-0151/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0261)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.3. 2007 discharge: Court of Auditors (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2007
Section V – Court of Auditors [C6-0419/2008 – 2008/2279(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Søren Bo Søndergaard (A6-0152/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0262)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.4. 2007 discharge: European Ombudsman (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2007
Section VIII – European Ombudsman [C6-0423/2008 – 2008/2282(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Søren Bo Søndergaard (A6-0156/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0263)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.5. 2007 discharge: European Data Protection Supervisor (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2007
Section IX – European Data Protection Supervisor [C6-0424/2008 – 2008/2283(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Søren Bo Søndergaard (A6-0154/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0264)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.6. 2007 discharge: EUROJUST (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of Eurojust for the financial year 2007 [C6-0436/2008 – 2008/2263(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0161/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0265)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.7. 2007 discharge: European Medicines Agency (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Medicines Agency for the financial year 2007 [C6-0435/2008 – 2008/2262(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0162/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0266)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.8. 2007 discharge: European Aviation Safety Agency (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the financial year 2007 [C6-0439/2008 – 2008/2266(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0163/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0267)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.9. 2007 discharge: FRONTEX (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union for the financial year 2007 [C6-0445/2008 – 2008/2272(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0166/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0268)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.10. 2007 discharge: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for the financial year 2007 [C6-0441/2008 – 2008/2268(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0170/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0269)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.11. 2007 discharge: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction for the financial year 2007 [C6-0431/2008 – 2008/2258(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0175/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0270)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.12. 2007 discharge: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training for the financial year 2007 [C6-0427/2008 – 2008/2254(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0177/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0271)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.13. 2007 discharge: Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union for the financial year 2007 [C6-0434/2008 – 2008/2261(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0178/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0272)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.14. 2007 discharge: EU general budget - Council (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2007
Section II - Council [C6-0417/2008 – 2008/2277(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Søren Bo Søndergaard (A6-0150/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION and MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0273)

The decision on discharge was postponed.

Closure of the accounts was thereby postponed (see Annex V, article 5(1)(b) to the Rules of Procedure).


6.15. Financial management and control of EU agencies (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on financial management and control of EU agencies [2008/2207(INI)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0148/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2009)0274)


7. Welcome

On behalf of Parliament, the President welcomed members of a delegation from the Iraqi Parliament - led by Khalid Al Atiyah, First Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi National Assembly - who had taken their seats in the distinguished visitors' gallery.


8. Voting time (continuation)

8.1. Common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services (recast) ***II (vote)

Recommendation for second reading: on the common position of the Council with a view to the adoption of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services (recast) [11786/1/2008 - C6-0016/2009 - 2007/0097(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Mathieu Grosch (A6-0215/2009)

(Qualified majority)

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

COMMON POSITION OF THE COUNCIL

Declared approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0275)


8.2. Common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator ***II (vote)

Recommendation for second reading: on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator and repealing Council Directive 96/26/EC [11783/1/2008 - C6-0015/2009 - 2007/0098(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Silvia-Adriana Ţicău (A6-0210/2009)

(Qualified majority)

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

COMMON POSITION OF THE COUNCIL

Declared approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0276)


8.3. Common rules for access to the international road haulage market (recast) ***II (vote)

Recommendation for second reading: on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on common rules for access to the international road haulage market (recast) [11788/1/2008 - C6-0014/2009 - 2007/0099(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Mathieu Grosch (A6-0211/2009)

(Qualified majority)

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

COMMON POSITION OF THE COUNCIL

Declared approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0277)

The following spoke:

Michael Gahler on the conduct of the votes.


8.4. Energy performance of buildings ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the energy performance of buildings (recast) [COM(2008)0780 - C6-0413/2008 - 2008/0223(COD)] - Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Rapporteur: Silvia-Adriana Ţicău (A6-0254/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0278)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0278)

The following spoke:

Silvia-Adriana Ţicău (rapporteur), before the vote, on Amendments 57, 106, 117 and 102, 60CP, and, during the vote, on Amendments 109 and 124.


8.5. Credit Rating Agencies ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Credit Rating Agencies [COM(2008)0704 - C6-0397/2008 - 2008/0217(COD)] - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Jean-Paul Gauzès (A6-0191/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0279)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0279)

The following spoke:

Jean-Paul Gauzès (rapporteur) before the vote.


8.6. Rights of passengers when travelling by sea and inland waterway ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the rights of passengers when travelling by sea and inland waterway and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws [COM(2008)0816 - C6-0476/2008 - 2008/0246(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Michel Teychenné (A6-0209/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0280)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0280)


8.7. Rights of passengers in bus and coach transport ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the rights of passengers in bus and coach transport and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws [COM(2008)0817 - C6-0469/2008 - 2008/0237(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Gabriele Albertini (A6-0250/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0281)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0281)

The following spoke:

Georg Jarzembowski, Eva Lichtenberger and Gabriele Albertini (rapporteur), on the vote on Amendments 81 and 12.


8.8. Term of protection of copyright and related rights ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive 2006/116/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the term of protection of copyright and related rights [COM(2008)0464 - C6-0281/2008 - 2008/0157(COD)] - Committee on Legal Affairs. Rapporteur: Brian Crowley (A6-0070/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0282)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0282)

The following spoke:

Sharon Bowles, before the vote, requested that Amendment 80 be voted on as and addition to Amendment 37, and Brian Crowley (rapporteur), who opposed that request.


8.9. Intelligent Transport Systems in the field of road transport and interfaces with other transport modes ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the framework for the deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in the field of road transport and for interfaces with other transport modes [COM(2008)0887 - C6-0512/2008 - 2008/0263(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Anne E. Jensen (A6-0226/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0283)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0283)

The following spoke:

Alexander Alvaro, before the vote, on the conduct of the vote.


8.10. Second 'Marco Polo' programme ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1692/2006 establishing the second ‘Marco Polo’ programme for the granting of Community financial assistance to improve the environmental performance of the freight transport system (‘Marco Polo II’) [COM(2008)0847 - C6-0482/2008 - 2008/0239(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Ulrich Stockmann (A6-0217/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0284)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0284)


8.11. European rail network for competitive freight ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning a European rail network for competitive freight [COM(2008)0852 - C6-0509/2008 - 2008/0247(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Petr Duchoň (A6-0220/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0285)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0285)


8.12. Patients' rights in cross-border healthcare ***I (vote)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the application of patients' rights in cross-border healthcare [COM(2008)0414 - C6-0257/2008 - 2008/0142(COD)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: John Bowis (A6-0233/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0286)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0286)

The following spoke:

- Kartika Tamara Liotard before the vote, on the legal basis (the President replied that he would take a decision on the admissibility of the amendments on the legal basis after the votes on the other amendments). Philip Bushill-Matthews (deputising for the rapporteur) supported the President's proposal;

- Philip Bushill-Matthews moved an oral amendment to Amendment100 (incorporated);

- The President, before the vote on the amended proposal, had decided to put to the vote the amendments on the legal basis;

- Philip Bushill-Matthews on those amendments;

- Edward McMillan-Scott on the conduct of the votes.


8.13. Patient safety * (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council recommendation on patient safety, including the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections [COM(2008)0837 - C6-0032/2009 - 2009/0003(CNS)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Amalia Sartori (A6-0239/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0287)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0287)


8.14. Rare diseases * (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council recommendation on a European action in the field of rare diseases [COM(2008)0726 - C6-0455/2008 - 2008/0218(CNS)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Antonios Trakatellis (A6-0231/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended (P6_TA(2009)0288)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0288)


8.15. 2007 discharge: Commission (vote)

Report on the discharge for implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2007
Section III, Commission – Executive agencies [SEC(2008)2359 – C6-0415/2008 – 2008/2186(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Jean-Pierre Audy (A6-0168/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION No 1

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0289)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION No 2

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0289)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION No 2

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0289)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION No 3

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0289)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION No 4

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0289)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0289)


8.16. 2007 discharge: Seventh, Eighth and Ninth European Development Funds (EDF) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Seventh, Eighth and Ninth European Development Funds for the financial year 2007 [COM(2008)0490 – C6-0296/2008 – 2008/2109(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Bogusław Liberadzki (A6-0159/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0290)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0290)


8.17. 2007 discharge: Economic and Social Committee (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2007
Section VI – European Economic and Social Committee [C6-0420/2008 – 2008/2280(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Søren Bo Søndergaard (A6-0155/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0291)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0291)


8.18. 2007 discharge: Committee of the Regions (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2007
Section VII – Committee of the Regions [C6-0421/2008 – 2008/2281(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Søren Bo Søndergaard (A6-0153/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0292)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0292)


8.19. 2007 discharge: European Training Foundation (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Training Foundation for the financial year 2007 [C6-0437/2008 – 2008/2264(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0157/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0293)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0293)


8.20. 2007 discharge: European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Network and Information Security Agency for the financial year 2007 [C6-0442/2008 – 2008/2269(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0158/2009)

(Simple majority)

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

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0294)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0294)


8.21. 2007 discharge: European Police College (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Police College for the financial year 2007 [C6-0444/2008 – 2008/2271(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0160/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 36)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Rejected

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(c) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0295)


8.22. 2007 discharge: European GNSS Supervisory Authority (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European GNSS Supervisory Authority for the financial year 2007 [C6-0446/2008 – 2008/2273(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0164/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 37)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0296)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0296)


8.23. 2007 discharge: European Railway Agency (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Railway Agency for the financial year 2007 [C6-0443/2008 – 2008/2270(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0165/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 38)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0297)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0297)


8.24. 2007 discharge: European Maritime Safety Agency (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Maritime Safety Agency for the financial year 2007 [C6-0438/2008 – 2008/2265(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0167/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 39)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0298)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0298)


8.25. 2007 discharge: European Agency for Reconstruction (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Agency for Reconstruction for the financial year 2007 [C6-0429/2008 – 2008/2256(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0169/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 40)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0299)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0299)


8.26. 2007 discharge: European Environment Agency (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Environment Agency for the financial year 2007 [C6-0432/2008 – 2008/2259(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0171/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 41)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0300)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0300)


8.27. 2007 discharge: European Food Safety Authority (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Food Safety Authority for the financial year 2007 [C6-0440/2008 – 2008/2267(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0172/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 42)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0301)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0301)


8.28. 2007 discharge: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions for the financial year 2007 [C6-0428/2008 – 2008/2255(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0173/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 43)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0302)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0302)


8.29. 2007 discharge: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for the financial year 2007 [C6-0433/2008 – 2008/2260(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0174/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 44)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0303)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0303)


8.30. 2007 discharge: Fundamental Rights Agency (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights for the financial year 2007 [C6-0430/2008 – 2008/2257(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0176/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 45)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0304)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0304)


8.31. 2007 discharge: Community Fisheries Control Agency (vote)

Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Community Fisheries Control Agency for the financial year 2007 [C6-0447/2008 – 2008/2274(DEC)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Christofer Fjellner (A6-0179/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 46)

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0305)

Closure of the accounts was thereby approved (see Annex V, article 5(1)(a) to the Rules of Procedure).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0305)


8.32. Addressing the challenges of deforestation and forest degradation to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss (vote)

Motion for a resolution B6-0191/2009

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 47)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0306)


8.33. Action Plan on Urban Mobility (vote)

Report on the Action Plan on Urban Mobility [2008/2217(INI)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Gilles Savary (A6-0199/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 48)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0307)


8.34. The Intelligent Transport Systems Action Plan (vote)

Report on the Intelligent Transport Systems Action Plan [2008/2216(INI)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Anne E. Jensen (A6-0227/2009)

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 49)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P6_TA(2009)0308)


9. 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: Paulo Casaca - A6-0184/2009: Jim Allister, Richard Corbett, Astrid Lulling, Zuzana Roithová

Report: Søren Bo Søndergaard - A6-0150/2009: Richard Corbett

Report: Christofer Fjellner - A6-0148/2009: Daniel Hannan

Recommendation for second reading: Mathieu Grosch - A6-0215/2009: Siiri Oviir

Recommendation for second reading: Silvia-Adriana Ţicău - A6-0210/2009: Siiri Oviir

Recommendation for second reading: Mathieu Grosch - A6-0211/2009: Siiri Oviir

Report: Silvia-Adriana Ţicău - A6-0254/2009: Siiri Oviir, Syed Kamall

Report: Jean-Paul Gauzès - A6-0191/2009: Siiri Oviir, Daniel Hannan

Report: Michel Teychenné - A6-0209/2009: Siiri Oviir

Report: Gabriele Albertini - A6-0250/2009: Siiri Oviir

Report: Brian Crowley - A6-0070/2009: Siiri Oviir, Zuzana Roithová

Report: Anne E. Jensen - A6-0226/2009: Siiri Oviir, Brigitte Fouré

Report: Ulrich Stockmann - A6-0217/2009: Siiri Oviir

Report: Petr Duchoň - A6-0220/2009: Siiri Oviir, Brigitte Fouré

Report: John Bowis - A6-0233/2009: Siiri Oviir, Syed Kamall

Report: Amalia Sartori - A6-0239/2009: Siiri Oviir

Report: Antonios Trakatellis - A6-0231/2009: Siiri Oviir, Zuzana Roithová, Bernd Posselt

Report: Jean-Pierre Audy - A6-0168/2009: Ingeborg Gräßle

Report: Gilles Savary - A6-0199/2009: Siiri Oviir

Report: Anne E. Jensen - A6-0227/2009: Siiri Oviir


10. 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.


(The sitting was suspended at 14.55 and resumed at 15.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Hans-Gert PÖTTERING
President

11. Climate and energy package and maritime transport package (signature of acts)

The President and Petr Nečas (President-in-Office of the Council) made brief statements.

Having invited Olli Rehn (Member of the Commission) and the rapporteurs to join him, the President signed, together with Petr Nečas, the 'Climate and energy package' and the 'Maritime transport package'.


12. Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting

The minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


13. Conclusions of the G20 Summit (debate)

Council and Commission statements: Conclusions of the G20 Summit

Petr Nečas (President-in-Office of the Council) made the statement.

IN THE CHAIR: Gérard ONESTA
Vice-President

The following spoke: Pervenche Berès, on the conduct of the debate.

Olli Rehn (Member of the Commission) made the statement.

The following spoke: Joseph Daul, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, on behalf of the PSE Group, Margarita Starkevičiūtė, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Roberts Zīle, on behalf of the UEN Group, Caroline Lucas, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Francis Wurtz, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Jana Bobošíková, Non-attached Member, Othmar Karas, Elisa Ferreira, Rebecca Harms, Hans-Peter Martin, Jean-Paul Gauzès, Pervenche Berès and Antolín Sánchez Presedo.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Danutė Budreikaitė and Bart Staes.

The following spoke: Petr Nečas and Olli Rehn.

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

- Cristiana Muscardini, Guntars Krasts and Roberta Angelilli, on behalf of the UEN Group, on the G20 Summit held on 2 April 2009 (B6-0185/2009),

- Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Monica Frassoni and Pierre Jonckheer, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the 2 April 2009 G20 summit in London (B6-0186/2009),

- Gunnar Hökmark, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the outcome of the G20 meeting held in London on 2 April 2009 (B6-0187/2009),

- Graham Watson, Wolf Klinz and Margarita Starkevičiūtė, on behalf of the ALDE Group, on the London G20 Summit of 2 April 2009 (B6-0188/2009),

- Martin Schulz, Harlem Désir, Robert Goebbels, Pervenche Berès and Elisa Ferreira, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the G20 Summit conclusions (B6-0189/2009),

- Francis Wurtz and Sahra Wagenknecht, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the conclusions of the G20 summit (B6-0190/2009).

The debate closed.

Vote: 24.04.2009.


14. Support for Special Olympics in the European Union (written declaration)

Written declaration 1/2009, submitted by Katerina Batzeli, Michael Cramer, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Janusz Lewandowski and Janusz Wojciechowski, on support for Special Olympics in the European Union, had been signed by the majority of Parliament's component Members. Consequently, in accordance with Rule 116(4), it would be forwarded to its addressees and published, together with the names of the signatories, in the Texts Adopted of the sitting of 5 May 2009.


15. Situation in the Republic of Moldova (debate)

Council and Commission statements: Situation in the Republic of Moldova

Graham Watson drew attention to the presence in the gallery of a delegation of members of Moldova's opposition parties, including the Mayor of Chişinău, Dorin Chirtoacă, the leader of the Liberal Party, Vladimir Filat, and the President of the 'Our Moldova' Alliance, Serafim Urechean.

Petr Nečas (President-in-Office of the Council) made the statement.

IN THE CHAIR: Mechtild ROTHE
Vice-President

Olli Rehn (Member of the Commission) made the statement.

The following spoke: Marian-Jean Marinescu, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Marianne Mikko, on behalf of the PSE Group, Graham Watson, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Bastiaan Belder, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, and Adrian Severin.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Anna Ibrisagic, Victor Boştinaru, Maria Petre, Alexandru Nazare, Charles Tannock and Paul Rübig.

The following spoke: Petr Nečas and Olli Rehn.

The motions for resolutions to be tabled under Rule 103(2) would be announced in the House at a later time.

The debate closed.

Vote: next part-session.


16. Consolidating stability and prosperity in the Western Balkans - Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (debate)

Report on consolidating stability and prosperity in the Western Balkans [2008/2200(INI)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Anna Ibrisagic (A6-0212/2009)

Council and Commission statements: Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Anna Ibrisagic introduced the report.

Petr Nečas (President-in-Office of the Council) and Olli Rehn (Member of the Commission) made the statements.

The following spoke: Bastiaan Belder (rapporteur for the opinion of the INTA Committee) and Doris Pack, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group.

IN THE CHAIR: Manuel António dos SANTOS
Vice-President

The following spoke: Hannes Swoboda, on behalf of the PSE Group, Johannes Lebech, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Paul Marie Coûteaux, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Charles Tannock, Libor Rouček and Jules Maaten.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Pierre Pribetich, Angelika Beer, Erik Meijer and Marusya Ivanova Lyubcheva.

The following spoke: Petr Nečas, Olli Rehn and Anna Ibrisagic.

Motion for a resolution to wind up the debate tabled under Rule 103(2):

- Doris Pack, on behalf of the AFET Committee, on the situation in Bosnia (B6-0183/2009).

The debate closed.

Vote: 24.04.2009.


17. Non-proliferation and the future of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) (debate)

Report with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on non-proliferation and the future of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) [2008/2324(INI)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Angelika Beer (A6-0234/2009)

Angelika Beer introduced the report.

The following spoke: Petr Nečas (President-in-Office of the Council) and Olli Rehn (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Josef Zieleniec, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Ana Maria Gomes, on behalf of the PSE Group, Janusz Onyszkiewicz, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Rebecca Harms, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Tobias Pflüger, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Philip Claeys, Non-attached Member, and Karl von Wogau.

The following spoke: Petr Nečas, Olli Rehn and Angelika Beer.

The debate closed.

Vote: 24.04.2009.


18. United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities * - Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities * (debate)

Council and Commission statements: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Report on the proposal for a Council decision concerning the conclusion, by the European Community, of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [COM(2008)0530 - C6-0116/2009 - 2008/0170(CNS)] - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Rapporteur: Rumiana Jeleva (A6-0229/2009)

Report on the proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion, by the European Community, of the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [COM(2008)0530 - C6-0117/2009 - 2008/0171(CNS)] - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Rapporteur: Rumiana Jeleva (A6-0230/2009)

Petr Nečas (President-in-Office of the Council) and Olli Rehn (Member of the Commission) made the statements.

Rumiana Jeleva introduced the reports.

The following spoke: Hiltrud Breyer (rapporteur for the opinion of the FEMM Committee), Rovana Plumb, on behalf of the PSE Group, Elizabeth Lynne, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Elisabeth Schroedter, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, and Richard Howitt.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Ilda Figueiredo.

The following spoke: Petr Nečas, Olli Rehn and Rumiana Jeleva.

Motion for a resolution to wind up the debate tabled under Rule 103(2):

- Jan Andersson and Rumiana Jeleva, on behalf of the EMPL Committee, on the conclusion, by the European Community, of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto (B6-0194/2009).

The debate closed.

Vote: 24.04.2009.


IN THE CHAIR: Diana WALLIS
Vice-President

19. Question Time (Council)

Parliament considered a number of questions to the Council (B6-0227/2009).

Question 1 had been withdrawn.

Question 2 (Gay Mitchell): Anti-Lisbon rhetoric.

Petr Nečas (President-in-Office of the Council) answered the question and supplementaries by Richard Corbett and Christopher Heaton-Harris.

Question 3 (Manuel Medina Ortega): Double taxation.

Petr Nečas answered the question and supplementaries by Manuel Medina Ortega, Syed Kamall and Paul Rübig.

Question 4 had been withdrawn.

Question 5 (Marian Harkin): Poultry meat.

Petr Nečas answered the question and supplementaries by Marian Harkin and Avril Doyle.

Questions 6 and 7 had been withdrawn.

Question 8 lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 9 (Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou): Crisis management and small- and medium-sized undertakings.

Petr Nečas answered the question and a supplementary by Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou.

Question 10 (Avril Doyle): Outcome of the Spring Council on financing a global climate deal.

Petr Nečas answered the question and a supplementary by Avril Doyle.

The President commented on the organisation of Question Time.

Questions 11 to 27, which had not been answered for lack of time, would receive written answers (see Annex to the Verbatim Report of Proceedings).

Council Question Time closed.


(The sitting was suspended at 20.10 and resumed at 21.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Miguel Angel MARTÍNEZ MARTÍNEZ
Vice-President

20. Ecodesign requirements for energy-related products ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy related products (recast) [COM(2008)0399 - C6-0277/2008 - 2008/0151(COD)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Magor Imre Csibi (A6-0096/2009)

Magor Imre Csibi introduced the report.

The following spoke: Günter Verheugen (Vice-President of the Commission).

The following spoke: Anders Wijkman, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Dorette Corbey, on behalf of the PSE Group, Holger Krahmer, on behalf of the ALDE Group, and Satu Hassi, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group.

The following spoke: Günter Verheugen and Magor Imre Csibi.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 24.4.2009, item 7.11.


21. Harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of the construction products [COM(2008)0311 - C6-0203/2008 - 2008/0098(COD)] - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. Rapporteur: Catherine Neris (A6-0068/2009)

Catherine Neris introduced the report.

The following spoke: Günter Verheugen (Vice-President of the Commission).

The following spoke: Den Dover (rapporteur for the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Zita Pleštinská, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Jan Cremers, on behalf of the PSE Group, Janelly Fourtou, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Andreas Schwab and Catherine Neris.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 24.4.2009, item 7.12.


22. Taxation of savings income in the form of interest payments * - Common system of VAT as regards tax evasion linked to import and other cross-border transactions * (debate)

Report on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2003/48/EC on taxation of savings income in the form of interest payments [COM(2008)0727 - C6-0464/2008 - 2008/0215(CNS)] - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Benoît Hamon (A6-0244/2009)

Report on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax as regards tax evasion linked to import and other cross-border transactions [COM(2008)0805 - C6-0039/2009 - 2008/0228(CNS)] - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Cornelis Visser (A6-0189/2009)

Benoît Hamon and Cornelis Visser introduced the reports.

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The following spoke: László Kovács (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Eva-Riitta Siitonen (rapporteur for the opinion of the JURI Committee), Astrid Lulling, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Kristian Vigenin, on behalf of the PSE Group, Bilyana Ilieva Raeva, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Nils Lundgren, on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Ieke van den Burg, László Kovács, Benoît Hamon and Astrid Lulling, who made a personal statement in response to the remarks by Benoît Hamon.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 24.4.2009, item 7.17 and minutes of 24.4.2009, item 7.18.


23. Problem of profiling, notably on the basis of ethnicity and race, in counter-terrorism, law enforcement, immigration, customs and border control (debate)

Report with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on the problem of profiling, notably on the basis of ethnicity and race, in counter-terrorism, law enforcement, immigration, customs and border control [2008/2020(INI)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Sarah Ludford (A6-0222/2009)

Sarah Ludford introduced the report.

The following spoke: László Kovács (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Claude Moraes, on behalf of the PSE Group, Carl Schlyter, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, and Emine Bozkurt.

The following spoke: László Kovács and Sarah Ludford.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 24.4.2009, item 7.6.


24. Statistics on plant protection products ***II (debate)

Recommendation for second reading: on the Council common position for adopting a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning statistics on plant protection products [11120/2/2008 - C6-0004/2009 - 2006/0258(COD)] - Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. Rapporteur: Bart Staes (A6-0256/2009)

Bart Staes introduced the recommendation for second reading.

The following spoke: László Kovács (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Anne Laperrouze, on behalf of the ALDE Group, and Bart Staes.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 24.4.2009, item 7.10.


25. Decisions concerning certain documents

Amendment of the Rules of Procedure

- Adaptation of the Rules of Procedure to the Treaty of Lisbon (2009/2029(REG))

(opinion: BUDG)


26. Agenda of the next sitting

The agenda of the next day's sitting had been established ('Agenda' PE 423.627/OJVE).


27. Closure of the sitting

The sitting closed at 23.05.

Klaus Welle

Martine Roure

Secretary-General

Vice-President


ATTENDANCE REGISTER

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