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Minutes
Monday, 1 July 2013 - Strasbourg

14. Order of business
CRE

The next item was the order of business.

The final draft agenda for the July 2013 sittings (PE 514.511/PDOJ) had been distributed and a number of changes had been proposed (Rule 140):

Monday

No changes.

Tuesday

The President proposed that the vote on the report by Dagmar Roth-Behrendt (A7-0156/2012) on the Staff Regulations of officials and Conditions of employment of other servants of the EU be brought forward to the Tuesday (item 150 on the final draft agenda)

Parliament agreed to the proposal.

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Request from the PPE Group to include on the agenda a statement by the Council and the Commission on the situation in Bulgaria (without the tabling of motions for resolution)

The following spoke: Manfred Weber, on behalf of the PPE Group, who moved the request, Mariya Gabriel, in support of the request, and Hannes Swoboda, who opposed this debate being included on the agenda before the LIBE Committee had time to hold the intended hearings.

Parliament agreed to the request by the PPE Group.

Wednesday

Request by the S&D and ALDE Groups to include on the agenda a statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the situation in Egypt, followed by a round of political group interventions (if that request were approved, the debate on the report by Gilles Pargneaux (A7-0337/2012) on serious cross-border threats to health would be brought forward to the Tuesday evening).

The following spoke: Daniel Cohn-Bendit, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, in support of the request, and to propose that the debate be wound up with motions for resolution.

Parliament agreed to the request.

The debate on the report by Gilles Pargneaux was brought forward to the Tuesday evening.

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The following spoke: Guy Verhofstadt, to request the presence of the President of the Commission, José Manuel Barroso, during the debate on the US NSA surveillance programme, surveillance bodies in various Member States and impact on EU citizens' privacy (item 138 on the final draft agenda) (the President said that he would convey that request).

The following spoke: Nikolaos Chountis, to request that the debate on the closure of the Greek national broadcasting company (item 144 on the final draft agenda) be wound up with motions for resolution (the President said that no request to that effect had been tabled by the political groups).

The following spoke: Matthias Groote on the issue of access for interest groups to Parliament's premises (the President said that he would look into this matter).

The following spoke: Cristian Dan Preda who, in returning to the decision to wind up the debate on the situation in Egypt with motions for resolution, pointed out that motions for resolution were already to be tabled following the debate on the situation of civil society in Egypt scheduled for the Thursday afternoon (item 148 on the final draft agenda), Daniel Cohn-Bendit in support of the decision that had just been taken (the President reminded Cristian Dan Preda that the agenda had been finalised), Cristian Dan Preda to request that Parliament be asked whether to vote on a second resolution on Egypt on the Thursday (the President proposed that he submit this request at the opening of the next day's sitting) and Daniel Cohn-Bendit.

Thursday

No changes.

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The order of business was thus established.

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