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Monday, 19 April 2010 - Strasbourg
1.Resumption of the session
 2.Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting
 3.Oral questions and written declarations (submission)
 4.Documents received
 5.Lapsed written declarations
 6.Petitions
 7.Action taken on Parliament's resolutions
 8.Fight against breast cancer in the European Union (written declaration)
 9.Parliamentary immunity
 10.Composition of committees and delegations
 11.Verification of credentials
 12.Council positions at first reading
 13.Statements by the President
 14.Order of business
 15.One-minute speeches on matters of political importance
 16.Power of legislative delegation (debate)
 17.Air safety: EU airline blacklist (debate)
 18.Aviation security charges ***I (debate)
 19.Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network ***I (debate)
 20.Strategic goals and recommendations for the EU’s maritime transport policy until 2018 (debate)
 21.Europeana - the next steps (short presentation)
 22.Evaluation and assessment of the Animal Welfare Action Plan 2006-2010 (short presentation)
 23.EU-Agriculture and Climate change (short presentation)
 24.Agriculture in areas with natural handicaps: A special health check (short presentation)
 25.Simplification of the CAP (short presentation)
 26.Agenda of the next sitting
 27.Closure of the sitting
 ATTENDANCE REGISTER


EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

2010 - 2011 SESSION

Sittings of 19 to 22 April 2010

STRASBOURG

MINUTES

MONDAY 19 APRIL 2010

IN THE CHAIR: Jerzy BUZEK
President

1. Resumption of the session

The sitting opened at 17.35.


2. Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting

The minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


3. Oral questions and written declarations (submission)

The following documents had been submitted by Members:

(1) oral questions (Rule 115):

- (O-0035/2010) by János Áder and László Tőkés, on behalf of the PPE Group, to the Commission: Ban on the use of cyanide mining technologies in the EU (B7-0206/2010),

- (O-0036/2010) by Paolo De Castro, on behalf of the AGRI Committee, to the Commission: Specific measures for agricultural markets (B7-0208/2010)

(2) written declarations for inclusion in the register (Rule 123):

- Vilija Blinkevičiūtė, on the European Year of the empowerment of youth in the EU (0017/2010),

- Zigmantas Balčytis, on the use of genetically modified potatoes in the European Union (0018/2010),

- Morten Messerschmidt, Anna Rosbach and Lorenzo Fontana, on the reintroduction of border controls in the EU (0019/2010),

- Marc Tarabella, Barbara Matera, Marije Cornelissen, Ilda Figueiredo and Antonyia Parvanova, on setting up a European Year of combating violence against women (0020/2010),

- Andreas Mölzer, on speculation in agricultural products (0021/2010),

- Andreas Mölzer, on emergency planning and coordination of relief operations (0022/2010),

- Daciana Octavia Sârbu, Corina Creţu, Ioan Enciu, Evgeni Kirilov and Andrey Kovatchev, on removal of the employment restrictions for citizens of the new Member States (0023/2010),

- Catherine Bearder, Michael Cashman, Sirpa Pietikäinen and Bas Eickhout, on the protection of ecosystems and endangered species (0024/2010),

- Elena Oana Antonescu, Michel Dantin, Esther Herranz García, Rareş-Lucian Niculescu and Csaba Sándor Tabajdi, on setting up an Erasmus programme for young farmers (0025/2010),

- Theodoros Skylakakis and Marietta Giannakou, on the fight against honour crimes (0027/2010),

- Tiziano Motti and Anna Záborská, on setting up a European early warning system (EWS) for paedophiles and sex offenders (0029/2010).


4. Documents received

The following documents had been received:

(1) from committees

(1.1) reports

- Report on " Europeana - the next steps" (2009/2158(INI)) - CULT Committee - Rapporteur: Helga Trüpel (A7-0028/2010)

- ***I Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network (recast) (COM(2009)0391 - C7-0111/2009 - 2009/0110(COD)) - TRAN Committee - Rapporteur: Brian Simpson (A7-0030/2010)

- ***I Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on aviation security charges (COM(2009)0217 - C7-0038/2009 - 2009/0063(COD)) - TRAN Committee - Rapporteur: Jörg Leichtfried (A7-0035/2010)

- ***I Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Council Directives 71/317/EEC, 71/347/EEC, 71/349/EEC, 74/148/EEC, 75/33/EEC, 76/765/EEC, 76/766/EEC, and 86/217/EEC regarding metrology (COM(2008)0801 - C6-0467/2008 - 2008/0227(COD)) - IMCO Committee - Rapporteur: Anja Weisgerber (A7-0050/2010)

- Report on simplification of the CAP (2009/2155(INI)) - AGRI Committee - Rapporteur: Richard Ashworth (A7-0051/2010)

- Report on evaluation and assessment of the Animal Welfare Action Plan 2006-2010 (2009/2202(INI)) - AGRI Committee - Rapporteur: Marit Paulsen (A7-0053/2010)

- ***I Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 concerning general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund as regards simplification of certain requirements and as regards certain provisions relating to financial management (COM(2009)0384 - C7-0003/2010 - 2009/0107(COD)) - REGI Committee - Rapporteur: Evgeni Kirilov (A7-0055/2010)

- Report on agriculture in areas with natural handicaps: a special health check (2009/2156(INI)) - AGRI Committee - Rapporteur: Herbert Dorfmann (A7-0056/2010)

- Report on the Commission White Paper: 'Adapting to climate change: Towards a European framework for action' (2009/2152(INI)) - ENVI Committee - Rapporteur: Vittorio Prodi (A7-0057/2010)

- Report on EU agriculture and climate change (2009/2157(INI)) - AGRI Committee - Rapporteur: Stéphane Le Foll (A7-0060/2010)

- * Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on administrative cooperation and combating fraud in the field of value added tax (Recast) (COM(2009)0427 - C7-0165/2009 - 2009/0118(CNS)) - ECON Committee - Rapporteur: José Manuel García-Margallo Y Marfil (A7-0061/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth European Develompent Funds for the financial year 2008 (COM(2009)0397 - C7-0171/2009 - 2009/2077(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Inés Ayala Sender (A7-0063/2010)

- * Report on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax as regards the rules on invoicing (COM(2009)0021 - C6-0078/2009 - 2009/0009(CNS)) - ECON Committee - Rapporteur: David Casa (A7-0065/2010)

- Report on a new Digital Agenda for Europe: 2015.eu (2009/2225(INI)) - ITRE Committee - Rapporteur: Pilar Del Castillo Vera (A7-0066/2010)

- 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 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[14]] - C7-0185/2009 - 2009/2114(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0067/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation ofthe budget of the European Aviation Safety Agency for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[22]] - C7-0193/2009 - 2009/2122(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0068/2010)

- 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 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[16]] - C7-0187/2009 - 2009/2116(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0069/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the Europan Union general budget for the financial year 2008, Section VIII - European Ombudsman (SEC(2009)1089 [[08]] - C7-0179/2009 - 2009/2075(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Ryszard Czarnecki (A7-0070/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementatin of the budget of the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[17]] - C7-0188/2009 - 2009/2117(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0071/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Agency for Reconstruction for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[12]] - C7-0183/2009 - 2009/2112(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0072/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European GNSS Supervisory Authority for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[29]] - C7-0200/2009 - 2009/2129(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0073/2010)

- Report on the 2008 discharge: performance, financial management and control of EU agencies (2010/2007(INI)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0074/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Police College for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[27]] - C7-0198/2009 - 2009/2127(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0075/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Euratom Supply Agency for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[32]] - C7-0203/2009 - 2009/2132(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0076/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the SESAR Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[34]] - C7-0262/2009 - 2009/2188(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0077/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Medicines Agency for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[18]] - C7-0189/2009 - 2009/2118(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0078/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2008, Section IV - Court of Justice (SEC(2009)1089 [[04]] - C7-0175/2009 - 2009/2071(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Ryszard Czarnecki (A7-0079/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2008, Section VI - Economic and Social Committee (SEC(2009)1089 [[06]] - C7-0177/2009 - 2009/2073(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Ryszard Czarnecki (A7-0080/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Maritime Safety Agency for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[21]] - C7-0192/2009 - 2009/2121(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0081/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2008, Section VII - Committee of the Regions (SEC(2009)1089 [[07]] - C7-0178/2009 - 2009/2074(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Ryszard Czarnecki (A7-0082/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Training Foundation for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[20]] - C7-0191/2009 - 2009/2120(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0083/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Railway Agency for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[26]] - C7-0197/2009 - 2009/2126(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0084/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Agency for the Management of Operational ooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (FRONTEX) for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[28]] - C7-0199/2009 - 2009/2128(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0085/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Food Safety Authority for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[23]] - C7-0194/2009 - 2009/2123(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0086/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Network and Information Security Agency for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[25]] - C7-0196/2009 - 2009/2125(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0087/2010)

- 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 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[11]] - C7-0182/2009 - 2009/2111(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0088/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Chemicals Agency for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[31]] - C7-0202/2009 - 2009/2131(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0089/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[13]] - C7-0184/2009 - 2009/2113(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0090/2010)

- 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 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[10]] - C7-0181/2009 - 2009/2110(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0091/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Environment Agency for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[15]] - C7-0186/2009 - 2009/2115(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0092/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Eurojust for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[19]] - C7-0190/2009 - 2009/2119(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0093/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[33]] - C7-0261/2009 - 2009/2187(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0094/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2008, Section I - European Parliament (SEC(2009)1089 [[02]] - C7-0173/2009 - 2009/2069(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Bart Staes (A7-0095/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2008, Section II - Council (SEC(2009)1089 [[03]] - C7-0174/2009 - 2009/2070(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Ryszard Czarnecki (A7-0096/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2008, Section V - Court of Auditors (SEC(2009)1089 [[05]] - C7-0176/2009 - 2009/2072(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Ryszard Czarnecki (A7-0097/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2008, Section IX - European Data Protection Supervisor (SEC(2009)1089 [[09]] - C7-0180/2009 - 2009/2076(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Ryszard Czarnecki (A7-0098/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the European Union general budget for the financial year 2008, Section III - Commission and executive agencies (SEC(2009)1089 [[01]] - C7-0172/2009 - 2009/2068(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Bogusław Liberadzki (A7-0099/2010)

- Report on the protection of the Communities' financial interests and the fight against fraud - Annual Report 2008 (2009/2167(INI)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Andrea Cozzolino (A7-0100/2010)

- ***I Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on transportable pressure equipment (COM(2009)0482 - C7-0161/2009 - 2009/0131(COD)) - TRAN Committee - Rapporteur: Brian Simpson (A7-0101/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[24]] - C7-0195/2009 - 2009/2124(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0104/2010)

- Report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Community Fisheries Control Agency for the financial year 2008 (SEC(2009)1089 [[30]] - C7-0201/2009 - 2009/2130(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Véronique Mathieu (A7-0105/2010)

- Report on the request for waiver of the immunity of Miloslav Ransdorf (2009/2208(IMM)) - JURI Committee - Rapporteur: Francesco Enrico Speroni (A7-0107/2010)

- Report on university-business dialogue: a new partnership for the modernisation of Europe's universities (2009/2099(INI)) - CULT Committee - Rapporteur: Pál Schmitt (A7-0108/2010)

- Report on the power of legislative delegation (2010/2021(INI)) - JURI Committee - Rapporteur: József Szájer (A7-0110/2010)

- Report on the EU strategy for relations with Latin America (2009/2213(INI)) - AFET Committee - Rapporteur: José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra (A7-0111/2010)

- Report on strategic goals and recommendations for the EU’s maritime transport policy until 2018 (2009/2095(INI)) - TRAN Committee - Rapporteur: Peter Van Dalen (A7-0114/2010)

(1.2) recommendations for second reading

- ***II Recommendation for second reading on the Council position at first reading for adopting a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 573/2007/EC establishing the European Refugee Fund for the period 2008 to 2013 by removing funding for certain Community actions and altering the limit for funding such actions (16627/1/2009 - C7-0051/2010 - 2009/0026(COD)) - LIBE Committee - Rapporteur: Claude Moraes (A7-0117/2010)

- ***II Recommendation for second reading on the Council position at first reading for adopting a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Asylum Support Office (16626/2/2009 - C7-0049/2010 - 2009/0027(COD)) - LIBE Committee - Rapporteur: Jean Lambert (A7-0118/2010)

(2) from Members

(2.1) oral questions for Question Time (Rule 116) (B7-0207/2010)

to the Council:

- Harkin Marian, Posselt Bernd, Ţicău Silvia-Adriana, Higgins Jim, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra Agustín, Chountis Nikolaos, Vanhecke Frank, Andrikienė Laima Liucija, McGuinness Mairead, Balčytis Zigmantas, Tzavela Niki, Papastamkos Georgios, Mitchell Gay, Regner Evelyn, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou Rodi, Tőkés László, Aylward Liam, Kiil-Nielsen Nicole, Czarnecki Ryszard, Martin Hans-Peter, Gallagher Pat the Cope, Crowley Brian, Toussas Georgios, van Dalen Peter

to the Commission:

– Papastamkos Georgios, Balčytis Zigmantas, Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė Radvilė, Aylward Liam, Toussas Georgios, Crowley Brian, Ziobro Zbigniew, Chountis Nikolaos, Posselt Bernd, Papanikolaou Georgios, Kósa Ádám, Theocharous Eleni, Messerschmidt Morten, Mitchell Gay, Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou Rodi, Martin Hans-Peter, Blinkevičiūtė Vilija, Ţicău Silvia-Adriana, Rübig Paul, Paleckis Justas Vincas, Hedh Anna, Kadenbach Karin, Poc Pavel, Higgins Jim, Childers Nessa, Andrikienė Laima Liucija, McGuinness Mairead, Tzavela Niki, Figueiredo Ilda, Leichtfried Jörg, Preda Cristian Dan, Iotova Iliana Malinova, Kiil-Nielsen Nicole, Childers Nessa, Pargneaux Gilles, Czarnecki Ryszard, Angourakis Charalampos, Gallagher Pat the Cope, Belet Ivo, van Dalen Peter

(2.2) motions for resolution (Rule 120)

- Mario Borghezio, Philip Claeys, Morten Messerschmidt, Andreas Mölzer and Nikolaos Salavrakos. Motion for a resolution on strengthening the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders (Frontex) (B7-0229/2010)

referred to

responsible :

LIBE

opinion :

DEVE, AFET, BUDG

- Cătălin Sorin Ivan and Daciana Octavia Sârbu. Motion for a resolution on protection of soil biodiversity (B7-0230/2010)

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

opinion:

AGRI

- Salvador Garriga Polledo. Motion for a resolution on a European social solidarity fund (B7-0231/2010)

referred to

responsible:

EMPL

opinion:

BUDG

- Roberta Angelilli, Carlo Fidanza, Lorenzo Fontana and Matteo Salvini. Motion for a resolution on the production and marketing of a genetically modified potato variety in the EU Member States (B7-0232/2010)

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

opinion:

AGRI, JURI

- Sebastian Valentin Bodu and Traian Ungureanu. Motion for a resolution on creating a common regulatory framework for infertility treatment (B7-0236/2010)

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

opinion:

FEMM

- Daciana Octavia Sârbu. Motion for a resolution on achieving energy efficiency savings through off-site processing (B7-0237/2010)

referred to

responsible:

ITRE

opinion:

ENVI

(2.3) proposals for recommendations (Rule 121)

- Anneli Jäätteenmäki, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Marielle De Sarnez, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Charles Goerens, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Louis Michel, on behalf of the ALDE Group and Frédérique Ries, on behalf of the ALDE Group. Proposal for a recommendation to the Council on the set-up of an EU Rapid Response Capability (B7-0228/2010)

referred to

responsible:

DEVE

opinion:

AFET


5. Lapsed written declarations

In accordance with Rule 123(5), written declarations 0067/2009, 0068/2009, 0069/2009 and 0070/2009 had lapsed as they had not obtained the required number of signatures.


6. Petitions

The following petitions, which had been entered in the register on the dates shown below, had been forwarded to the committee responsible under Rule 201(6):

15 March 2010

Roberto Kurze (Patriotische Bewegung Deutschlands) (0205/2010); Franz Friedrich Nemec (0206/2010); Gundolf Riemer (0207/2010); Jörg-Hermann Schmoock (0208/2010); Peter Tresnak (0209/2010); Muharem Alijevic (0210/2010); Oliver Zentay (2 signatures) (0211/2010); Adolfo Pablo Lapi (0212/2010); Jesus Santiago Jimenez (0213/2010); Cardillo Salvo (0214/2010); (name confidential) (0215/2010); Massimo Moltoni (0216/2010); Norberto Dos Anjos Alves (0217/2010); Sandrine Stamm (0218/2010); (name confidential) (0219/2010); Nicole Amsellem (0220/2010); Fabian Urburu (0221/2010); José Ramón Gil Benito (0222/2010); Nicolino Magliulo (0223/2010); Faustino Francisco Garcia Ruiz (0224/2010); Konstantinos Aivaliotis (0225/2010); Fiorella Silo (0226/2010); (name confidential) (0227/2010); Pérez Vincente Fernández (Asociacion Ecoloxista Coto do Frade) (0228/2010); Lucian Nicolae Tarca (0229/2010); Vincent Derudder (Fédération Européenne des Conseils et Intermédiaires Financiers) (0230/2010); Rozalia Andriopoulou (0231/2010); Don Manuel La Calle Albero (Esquerra Unida / Izquierda Unida) (0232/2010); José Manuel Dolón García (Ayuntamiento Torrevieja) (0233/2010).

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15 April 2010

Peter Hollatz (0234/2010); Jean Pierre Save (0235/2010); (name confidential) (0236/2010); (name confidential) (0237/2010); Xavier Solans Tauriño (0238/2010); (name confidential) (0239/2010); Birgit Schneider (0240/2010); Coch Laura Vinuesa (0241/2010); Jenő Farkas (0242/2010); (name confidential) (0243/2010); Francisco Corbalan Moreno (Afectados Trampolin Hills) (20 signatures) (0244/2010); Luis Francisco Fernández López (0245/2010); Georgiana Beu (0246/2010); (name confidential) (0247/2010); Liidia Volkova (0248/2010); Klaus Zydek (0249/2010); Raffaele Mancuso (0250/2010); Dinu Moldovanu (0251/2010); Gianluca Rampazzo (Lega italiana diritti animali) (0252/2010); (name confidential) (0253/2010); Jivka Stoianova (0254/2010); Maria Teresa Alonso Barrero (Propietarios Primera Linea Sol Naciente) (0255/2010); Iliana Nedelea (0256/2010); Pierre-Emmanuel Pascaud (Dignité-Libertés) (0257/2010); (name confidential) (0258/2010); (name confidential) (0259/2010); (name confidential) (0260/2010); Maria del Mar Muñoz Garcia (0261/2010); Nina Prehn (0262/2010); Andrea Maori (0263/2010); Giovanni Bellin (0264/2010); Viive Sterpu (0265/2010); Nicola Tenerelli (Partito Pensionati e Invalidi) (0266/2010); Milena Pehlivanova (0267/2010); Alexei Bazhenov (0268/2010); Lucian Voicu-Dungan (0269/2010); Francisco Javier Martínez del Cerro Poole (0270/2010); Isabel Gómez Saiz (Plataforma SOS Ribalta) (0271/2010); Alberto Alzórria Tijero (0272/2010); Mariagrazia Canuti (0273/2010); Doris Paula Römling (0274/2010); Karl Barwe (0275/2010); (name confidential) (0276/2010); (name confidential) (0277/2010); Eileen Collier (Brampton A14 Campaign Group) (0278/2010); Torsten Braasch (0279/2010); (name confidential) (0280/2010); Marie Moritz (0281/2010); (name confidential) (0282/2010); (name confidential) (0283/2010); (name confidential) (0284/2010); Frank Brierley (0285/2010); (name confidential) (0286/2010); Francois Ben-Hadj (0287/2010); Oliver Hübke (0288/2010); (name confidential) (0289/2010); Gheorghe Manit-Tara (0290/2010); Nikolai Metodniev Georgiev (0291/2010); Jürgen Helten (0292/2010); CarSpringorum (0293/2010); (name confidential) (0294/2010).


7. Action taken on Parliament's resolutions

The Commission communication on the action it had taken in response to the resolutions adopted by Parliament during the November II 2009, December 2009 and January 2010 part-sessions was available on the Séance en direct site.


8. Fight against breast cancer in the European Union (written declaration)

Written Declaration 0071/2009, submitted by Elizabeth Lynne, Michail Tremopoulos, Lívia Járóka and Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, on the fight against breast cancer in the European Union, had been signed by the majority of Parliament's component Members. Consequently, in accordance with Rule 123(3) and (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 the following part-session with an indication in the minutes of the names of the signatories. (See Annex 1 to the minutes of 5.5.2010.)

The following spoke: Elizabeth Lynne.


9. Parliamentary immunity

During the plenary sitting of 17 December 2009 (minutes of 17.12.2009, item 15), Parliament had referred a request for the waiver of the parliamentary immunity of Marek Henryk Migalski, submitted by a lawyer on behalf of a Polish citizen, to the Committee on Legal Affairs.

In a letter of 5 March 2010, the Chair of the Committee on Legal Affairs informed the President of Parliament that, in the light of Parliament's resolution of 24 April 2009 on parliamentary immunity in Poland, the Committee had deemed the request inadmissible.


10. Composition of committees and delegations

At the request of the ALDE Group, Parliament ratified the following appointment:

Delegation for relations with the United States:

Johannes Cornelis van Baalen to replace Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert.


11. Verification of credentials

At its meeting on 22 March 2010, the Committee on Legal Affairs had verified the credentials of Constance Le Grip and Jan Kozłowski, in accordance with Rule 3(3) and (4) of the Rules of Procedure, and recommended unanimously that the mandate of Constance Le Grip be declared valid with effect from 10 February 2010 and that of Jan Kozłowski be declared valid with effect from 4 March 2010.


12. Council positions at first reading

The President announced, pursuant to Rule 61(1), that the following common positions had been received from the Council, together with the reasons which had led to their adoption, and the Commission's position on:

- Position of the Council at first reading with a view to adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products (recast) (05247/1/2010 - C7-0094/2010 - 2008/0222(COD))
referred to responsible: ITRE

- Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the energy performance of buildings (recast) (05386/3/2010 - C7-0095/2010 - 2008/0223(COD))
referred to responsible: ITRE

The three-month period available to Parliament to adopt its position would therefore begin the following day (20 April 2010).


13. Statements by the President

The President paid tribute to the victims of the railway accident of 12 April 2010 in Italy, and to their families.

He thanked those who had attended the commemorative sitting of 14 April 2010, which had been held in solidarity with the Polish people.

The following spoke: Herbert Dorfmann, on the railway accident in Italy.

The President referred to the exceptional circumstances in which that part-session was being held as well as to the fact that it had proven impossible for certain Members to be present in Strasbourg. He presented a proposal by the Conference of Presidents to change the order of business. Among other things, under that proposal, there would be no sitting on Thursday, and no votes in plenary or in committee during the entire part-session. He added that Members could sign the attendance register on Thursday and Friday.

The President announced that he had received, on 7 April 2010, a letter from Nigel Farage (Co-President of the EFD Group), in which Mr Farage referred to Rule 6 of the rules of Procedure and made a complaint about the treatment of parliamentary immunities in Europe. The complaint had been forwarded to the JURI Committee.


14. Order of business

The following spoke: on the changes to the order of business proposed by the Conference of Presidents (see preceding item), Jörg Leichtfried, John Bufton, Sophia in 't Veld and Charles Tannock.

The next item was the order of business.

The final draft agenda for the April sittings (PE 439.802/PDOJ) had been distributed and a number of changes had been proposed (Rule 140):

Monday

No changes.

Tuesday

The agenda for the morning would be as follows:

9.00 to 11.00: Council and Commission statements on the air traffic situation in Europe;

11.00 to 13.00: statement by José Manuel Barroso (President of the Commission) on the Commission legislative and work programme for 2010, and statement by the Commission on the coordination of humanitarian aid in Haiti.

No votes would be held.

Wednesday

No votes would be held.

Thursday

The sitting was cancelled.

The order of business was thus established.


15. One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

The President set out the arrangements for allocation of speaking time during the one-minute speeches.

The following spoke: John Bufton, who referred to the problems connected with the changes to the order of business, in particular the postponement of all the votes to the sitting of 6 May 2010, the day of the UK general election. (The President took note.)

In accordance with Rule 150, the following Members who wished to draw the attention of Parliament to matters of political importance spoke for one minute:

Jolanta Emilia Hibner, Traian Ungureanu, Anna Záborská, Hans-Peter Martin, who referred to the question of allocation of speaking time, Jörg Leichtfried and George Sabin Cutaş.

IN THE CHAIR: Silvana KOCH-MEHRIN
Vice-President

The following spoke: Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Michail Tremopoulos, Ryszard Czarnecki, Andreas Mölzer, Georgios Papanikolaou, Jens Geier, Pat the Cope Gallagher, Claudio Morganti, Hans-Peter Martin, Maria Da Graça Carvalho, Ioan Enciu, Cristian Dan Preda, Czesław Adam Siekierski, Derek Vaughan, Diogo Feio, William (The Earl of) Dartmouth and Malika Benarab-Attou, on the allocation of speaking time.


16. Power of legislative delegation (debate)

Report on the power of legislative delegation [COM(2009)0673 - 2010/2021(INI)] - Committee on Legal Affairs. Rapporteur: József Szájer (A7-0110/2010)

József Szájer introduced the report.

The following spoke: Maroš Šefčovič (Vice-President of the Commission).

The following spoke: Jo Leinen (rapporteur for the opinion of the ENVI Committee), Carlos Coelho, on behalf of the PPE Group, Eva Lichtenberger, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, William (The Earl of) Dartmouth, on behalf of the EFD Group, and Hans-Peter Martin, Non-attached Member.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Silvia-Adriana Ţicău.

The following spoke: Maroš Šefčovič and József Szájer.

The debate closed.

Vote: next part-session.


17. Air safety: EU airline blacklist (debate)

Oral question (O-0024/2010) by Brian Simpson, on behalf of the TRAN Committee, to the Commission: Aviation safety: application of EU blacklist Regulation (EC N° 2111/2005) (B7-0205/2010)

Silvia-Adriana Ţicău (deputising for the author) moved the oral question.

Andris Piebalgs (Member of the Commission) answered the oral question.

The following spoke: Christine De Veyrac, on behalf of the PPE Group, Saïd El Khadraoui, on behalf of the S&D Group, Gesine Meissner, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Eva Lichtenberger, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Ryszard Czarnecki, on behalf of the ECR Group, Mathieu Grosch, Fiona Hall and Marian-Jean Marinescu.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Jörg Leichtfried and Franz Obermayr.

The following spoke: Silvia-Adriana Ţicău and Andris Piebalgs.

The debate closed.

The following spoke: Franz Obermayr, who referred to what he viewed as the unacceptable behaviour of Hans-Peter Martin during the one-minute speeches.


18. Aviation security charges ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on aviation security charges [COM(2009)0217 - C7-0038/2009- 2009/0063(COD)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Jörg Leichtfried (A7-0035/2010)

Jörg Leichtfried introduced the report.

The following spoke: Andris Piebalgs (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Hans-Peter Martin, who made a personal statement in response to the remarks made by Franz Obermayr during the previous debate (item 17), and Ioan Mircea Paşcu on the conduct of debates.

The following spoke: Artur Zasada, on behalf of the PPE Group, Saïd El Khadraoui, on behalf of the S&D Group, Gesine Meissner, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Anna Rosbach, on behalf of the EFD Group, Mathieu Grosch, Silvia-Adriana Ţicău, Jaroslav Paška, Andreas Mölzer, Christine De Veyrac, Inés Ayala Sender, Marian-Jean Marinescu and Thomas Ulmer.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Zuzana Roithová, Ioan Mircea Paşcu and Franz Obermayr.

The following spoke: Andris Piebalgs and Jörg Leichtfried.

The debate closed.

Vote: next part-session.


19. Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network (recast) [COM(2009)0391 - C7-0111/2009- 2009/0110(COD)] – Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Brian Simpson (A7-0030/2010)

Saïd El Khadraoui, deputising for the rapporteur, introduced the report.

The following spoke: Andris Piebalgs (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris, on behalf of the PPE Group, Silvia-Adriana Ţicău, on behalf of the S&D Group, Eva Lichtenberger, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Jaroslav Paška, on behalf of the EFD Group, Franz Obermayr, Non-attached Member, Werner Kuhn, Inés Ayala Sender, Michael Cramer and Jörg Leichtfried.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Andreas Mölzer, Elena Băsescu, Gesine Meissner, Herbert Dorfmann and Inés Ayala Sender.

The following spoke: Andris Piebalgs and Saïd El Khadraoui.

The debate closed.

Vote: next part-session.


20. Strategic goals and recommendations for the EU’s maritime transport policy until 2018 (debate)

Report on strategic goals and recommendations for the EU’s maritime transport policy until 2018 [COM(2009)0008 - 2009/2095(INI)] - Committee on Transport and Tourism. Rapporteur: Peter van Dalen (A7-0114/2010)

Peter van Dalen introduced the report.

IN THE CHAIR: Libor ROUČEK
Vice-President

The following spoke: Andris Piebalgs (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Georgios Koumoutsakos, on behalf of the PPE Group, Knut Fleckenstein, on behalf of the S&D Group, Jean-Paul Besset, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Jacky Hénin, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Anna Rosbach, on behalf of the EFD Group, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Saïd El Khadraoui, Gesine Meissner, Dominique Riquet, Silvia-Adriana Ţicău and Inés Ayala Sender.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Georgios Papanikolaou, Ioan Mircea Paşcu, Silvia-Adriana Ţicău and Georgios Koumoutsakos.

The following spoke: Andris Piebalgs and Peter van Dalen.

The debate closed.

Vote: next part-session.


21. Europeana - the next steps (short presentation)

Report on Europeana - the next steps [COM(2009)0440 - 2009/2158(INI)] - Committee on Culture and Education. Rapporteur: Helga Trüpel (A7-0028/2010)

Helga Trüpel (rapporteur) made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Piotr Borys, Ioan Enciu, Hannu Takkula, Marek Henryk Migalski, Georgios Papanikolaou, Petra Kammerevert and Silvia-Adriana Ţicău.

The following spoke: Neelie Kroes (Vice-President of the Commission).

The item closed.

Vote: next part-session.


22. Evaluation and assessment of the Animal Welfare Action Plan 2006-2010 (short presentation)

Report on evaluation and assessment of the Animal Welfare Action Plan 2006-2010 - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Marit Paulsen (A7-0053/2010)

Marit Paulsen (rapporteur) made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Chris Davies, Michel Dantin, Vasilica Viorica Dăncilă and Anneli Jäätteenmäki.

The following spoke: Andris Piebalgs (Member of the Commission).

The item closed.

Vote: next part-session.


23. EU-Agriculture and Climate change (short presentation)

Report on EU agriculture and climate change [SEC(2009)0417 - 2009/2157(INI)] - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Stéphane Le Foll (A7-0060/2010)

Stéphane Le Foll (rapporteur) made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Peter Jahr, Anneli Jäätteenmäki, Martin Häusling, Csaba Sándor Tabajdi, Sari Essayah, Marit Paulsen, Vasilica Viorica Dăncilă, Czesław Adam Siekierski, Chris Davies and Silvia-Adriana Ţicău.

The following spoke: Andris Piebalgs (Member of the Commission).

The item closed.

Vote: next part-session.


24. Agriculture in areas with natural handicaps: A special health check (short presentation)

Report on agriculture in areas with natural handicaps: a special health check [COM(2009)0161 - 2009/2156(INI)] - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Herbert Dorfmann (A7-0056/2010)

Herbert Dorfmann (rapporteur) made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Peter Jahr, Martin Häusling, Csaba Sándor Tabajdi, Michel Dantin, Sari Essayah and Czesław Adam Siekierski.

The following spoke: Andris Piebalgs (Member of the Commission).

The item closed.

Vote: next part-session.


25. Simplification of the CAP (short presentation)

Report on simplification of the CAP [COM(2009)0128 - 2009/2155(INI)] - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Richard Ashworth (A7-0051/2010)

Richard Ashworth (rapporteur) made the presentation.

The following spoke under the 'catch-the-eye' procedure: Sari Essayah, Csaba Sándor Tabajdi, Herbert Dorfmann, Zoltán Balczó, Czesław Adam Siekierski and Peter Jahr.

The following spoke: Andris Piebalgs (Member of the Commission).

The item closed.

Vote: next part-session.


26. Agenda of the next sitting

The agenda of the next day's sitting had been established ('Agenda' PE 439.802/OJMA).


27. Closure of the sitting

The sitting closed at 23.00.

Klaus Welle

Jerzy Buzek

Secretary-General

President


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