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Thursday, 18 December 2014 - Strasbourg
1.Opening of the sitting
 2.Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (debate)
  2.1.Persecution of the democratic opposition in Venezuela
  2.2.Mauritania, in particular the case of Biram Dah Abeid
  2.3.Sudan: the case of Dr Amin Mekki Medani
 3.Welcome
 4.Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (continuation of debate)
  4.1.Sudan: the case of Dr Amin Mekki Medani (continuation of debate)
 5.Documents received
 6.Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting
 7.Composition of Parliament
 8.Voting time
  8.1.Persecution of the democratic opposition in Venezuela (vote)
  8.2.Mauritania, in particular the case of Biram Dah Abeid (vote)
  8.3.Sudan: the case of Dr. Amin Mekki Medani (vote)
  8.4.Annexe III to Regulation (EU) 978/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences (vote)
  8.5.No objection to a delegated act: ex ante contributions to resolution financing arrangements (vote)
 9.Welcome
 10.Voting time (continued)
  10.1.Conclusion of the Association agreement with Georgia (vote)
  10.2.Association agreement with Georgia *** (vote)
 11.Explanations of vote
 12.Corrections to votes and voting intentions
 13.Composition of committees and delegations
 14.Transfers of appropriations
 15.Decisions concerning certain documents
 16.Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting
 17.Dates of forthcoming sittings
 18.Adjournment of the session
 ATTENDANCE REGISTER


IN THE CHAIR: Ramón Luis VALCÁRCEL
Vice-President

1. Opening of the sitting

The sitting opened at 10.00.


2. Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (debate)

(For the titles and authors of the motions for resolutions, see minutes of 16.12.2014, item 2.)


2.1. Persecution of the democratic opposition in Venezuela

Motions for resolutions B8-0375/2014, B8-0376/2014, B8-0377/2014, B8-0378/2014, B8-0379/2014 and B8-0380/2014 (2014/2998(RSP))

Luis de Grandes Pascual, Josef Weidenholzer, Mark Demesmaeker, Ignazio Corrao, Fernando Maura Barandiarán and Javier Couso Permuy introduced motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Jaromír Štětina, on behalf of the PPE Group, Francisco Assis, on behalf of the S&D Group, who also replied to a blue-card question by Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, Karol Karski, on behalf of the ECR Group, Dita Charanzová, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Kostas Chrysogonos, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, who also replied to a blue-card question by Klaus Buchner, Ernest Urtasun, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, who also replied to two blue-card questions by Karol Karski and Javier Nart, Amjad Bashir, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Tunne Kelam, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Bas Belder, Renate Weber and Inês Cristina Zuber.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Carlos Iturgaiz, Claudia Tapardel, Andrew Lewer and Miguel Viegas.

The following spoke: Benedetto Della Vedova (President-in-Office of the Council).

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 18.12.2014, item 8.1.


2.2. Mauritania, in particular the case of Biram Dah Abeid

Motions for resolutions B8-0382/2014, B8-0383/2014, B8-0384/2014, B8-0385/2014, B8-0386/2014, B8-0387/2014 and B8-0388/2014 (2014/2999(RSP))

Barbara Lochbihler, Cristian Dan Preda, Jana Žitňanská, Josef Weidenholzer, Ignazio Corrao, Gérard Deprez and Lidia Senra Rodríguez introduced motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Stanislav Polčák, on behalf of the PPE Group, Marie-Christine Vergiat, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Georgios Epitideios, Non-attached Member, Bogdan Brunon Wenta and Seán Kelly.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Notis Marias and Ivan Jakovčić.

The following spoke: Benedetto Della Vedova (President-in-Office of the Council).

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 18.12.2014, item 8.2.


2.3. Sudan: the case of Dr Amin Mekki Medani

Motions for resolutions B8-0389/2014, B8-0390/2014, B8-0391/2014, B8-0392/2014, B8-0393/2014, B8-0394/2014 and B8-0395/2014 (2014/3000(RSP))

Judith Sargentini, Joachim Zeller, Charles Tannock, Josef Weidenholzer, Ignazio Corrao, Urmas Paet and Marie-Christine Vergiat introduced motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Francesc Gambús, on behalf of the PPE Group, Kashetu Kyenge, on behalf of the S&D Group, Valdemar Tomaševski, on behalf of the ECR Group, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Aymeric Chauprade, Non-attached Member, Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg and Georg Mayer.

(Continuation of the debate, see minutes of 18.12.2014, item 4)


3. Welcome

On behalf of Parliament, the President welcomed members of a delegation from the Swiss Parliament, headed by Kathy Riklin and also consisting of Roland Rino Buechel, Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council, and Christian Levrat, Vice-Chair of the Foreign Affairs Council of the Council of States, who had taken their seats in the distinguished visitors' gallery.


4. Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (continuation of debate)

(Start of the debate, see minutes of 18.12.2014, item 2)


4.1. Sudan: the case of Dr Amin Mekki Medani (continuation of debate)

The following spoke: Benedetto Della Vedova (President-in-Office of the Council).

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 18.12.2014, item 8.3.

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The following spoke: Bruno Gollnisch.

IN THE CHAIR: Adina-Ioana VĂLEAN
Vice-President


5. Documents received

The following documents had been received:

1) from the Council and Commission

- Council of the European Union: Appointment of the Chairperson of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB) (N8-0070/2014 - C8-0285/2014 – 2014/0902(NLE)) (This document is currently only available in English)

referred to

responsible:

ECON

- Proposal for a Council decision on the signing, on behalf of the Union, of the European Convention on the Legal Protection of Services based on, or consisting of, Conditional Access (07597/2014 - C8-0286/2014 - 2010/0361(NLE))

referred to

responsible:

JURI

opinion:

CULT, ITRE, LIBE, IMCO

2) from Members

2.1) motions for resolutions (Rule 133)

- Dominique Bilde and Jean-Marie Le Pen. Motion for a resolution on the cloning of animals for food purposes (B8-0317/2014)

referred to

responsible:

AGRI

opinion:

ENVI

- Dominique Bilde and Sophie Montel. Motion for a resolution on the mandatory stunning of animals prior to slaughter or killing (B8-0318/2014)

referred to

responsible:

AGRI

- Dominique Bilde and Sophie Montel. Motion for a resolution on overuse of antibiotics and the steady rise in antibiotic resistance (B8-0320/2014)

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

- Dominique Bilde and Sophie Montel. Motion for a resolution on stronger emergency measures to combat the spread of avian influenza in the European Union (B8-0321/2014)

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

opinion:

AGRI

- Lorenzo Fontana. Motion for a resolution on the need to make the disbursement of development aid by the EU conditional upon respect for religious freedom by beneficiary countries (B8-0322/2014)

referred to

responsible:

DEVE

- Dominique Bilde, Steeve Briois, Aymeric Chauprade, Sophie Montel and Florian Philippot. Motion for a resolution on animal welfare on mink farms (B8-0323/2014)

referred to

responsible:

AGRI

- Lorenzo Fontana. Motion for a resolution on a common regulatory framework for the road haulage sector (B8-0324/2014)

referred to

responsible:

TRAN

opinion:

EMPL

- Aldo Patriciello. Motion for a resolution on harmonising national legislation on cyber bullying (B8-0327/2014)

referred to

responsible:

LIBE

- Aldo Patriciello. Motion for a resolution on the establishment of a European agency for intra-EU adoption (B8-0328/2014)

referred to

responsible:

LIBE

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the poultry sector (B8-0329/2014)

referred to

responsible:

INTA

opinion:

ENVI

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the EU-US free-trade agreement (TTIP) and the rabbit-breeding sector (B8-0330/2014)

referred to

responsible:

INTA

opinion:

ENVI

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the activation of unrequested smartphone services (B8-0331/2014)

referred to

responsible:

IMCO

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on rising sea levels in the Mediterranean and protection of the Italian coastline (B8-0332/2014)

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

opinion:

TRAN

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on protecting Italian agri-food products (B8-0333/2014)

referred to

responsible:

AGRI

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the spread of the crime of femicide in Italy (B8-0334/2014)

referred to

responsible:

FEMM

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the unacceptable quantities of oil in the Mediterranean (B8-0335/2014)

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on adverse weather conditions in Italy: agricultural sector crisis in Veneto (B8-0336/2014)

referred to

responsible:

AGRI

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the bad weather in northern Italy and the risks for beekeeping (B8-0337/2014)

referred to

responsible:

AGRI

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on illegal fishing in Lake Garda (B8-0338/2014)

referred to

responsible:

PECH

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on clear rules on withdrawing from the single currency (B8-0339/2014)

referred to

responsible:

ECON

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the issue of child brides (B8-0340/2014)

referred to

responsible:

FEMM

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on revision of the Regulation on nutrition claims on foodstuffs which places too heavy a burden on SMEs (B8-0341/2014)

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on common fishing rules for all Member States (B8-0342/2014)

referred to

responsible:

PECH

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on protecting traditional Italian products: sambuca (B8-0343/2014)

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

opinion:

AGRI

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on protection of voluntary associations – Alpine search and rescue (B8-0344/2014)

referred to

responsible:

CULT

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on violence against and abuse of women and children in Darfur (B8-0345/2014)

referred to

responsible:

AFET

- Dominique Bilde, Steeve Briois, Mireille D'Ornano, Edouard Ferrand, Sophie Montel and Florian Philippot. Motion for a resolution on breaking off the accession negotiations with Turkey (B8-0347/2014)

referred to

responsible:

AFET

- Urmas Paet. Motion for a resolution on military planes flying in European air space with communication systems and transponders switched off and threatening passenger planes (B8-0361/2014)

referred to

responsible:

TRAN

- Aldo Patriciello. Motion for a resolution on harmonising national laws addressing football violence (B8-0363/2014)

referred to

responsible:

LIBE

opinion:

CULT

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the Eternit case and the statute of limitations on the offence of environmental negligence (B8-0364/2014)

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the establishment of a monitoring mechanism for the EU-USA free trade agreement (TTIP), to protect the fundamental rights of workers (B8-0365/2014)

referred to

responsible:

EMPL

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on improving the transparency of banking legislation in Europe (B8-0366/2014)

referred to

responsible:

ECON

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on switching gas and electricity suppliers: Italian consumers the most disadvantaged in Europe (B8-0367/2014)

referred to

responsible:

ITRE

opinion:

IMCO

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on material and cultural child poverty in Italy (B8-0368/2014)

referred to

responsible:

CULT

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the growth in online food fraud in Europe and the setting up of a permanent panel for monitoring and comparing the situation in the Member States (B8-0369/2014)

referred to

responsible:

AGRI

opinion:

IMCO

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on Eurostat: 122.6 million EU citizens on the verge of poverty (B8-0370/2014)

referred to

responsible:

EMPL

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the seizure in Italy of food products past their expiry date: protecting the health of the European public (B8-0371/2014)

referred to

responsible:

ENVI

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on applications for asylum in Italy: compliance with Council Regulation (EC) No 343/2003 (formerly the Dublin Convention) (B8-0372/2014)

referred to

responsible:

LIBE

- Mara Bizzotto. Motion for a resolution on the situation of children in war zones throughout the world (B8-0373/2014)

referred to

responsible:

AFET

2.2) motion for a recommendation (Rule 134)

- Javier Nart. Proposal for a recommendation to the Council on the situation in Iraq and Syria and the ISIS offensive (B8-0360/2014)

referred to

responsible:

AFET

2.3) motion for a resolution (Rule 105(4))

Franck Proust, Alain Cadec, Gabriel Mato, Françoise Grossetête, Antonio Tajani, Yannick Jadot, Aldo Patriciello, David McAllister, José Blanco López, Fernando Ruas, József Nagy, Barbara Matera, Jarosław Wałęsa, Michel Dantin, Sofia Ribeiro, Maurice Ponga, Lara Comi, Anne Sander, Jérôme Lavrilleux, Bogdan Brunon Wenta, Seán Kelly, Marc Joulaud, Angélique Delahaye, Rachida Dati, Marco Affronte, Joëlle Bergeron, Rolandas Paksas, Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Ricardo Serrão Santos, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Heinz K. Becker, Clara Eugenia Aguilera García, Remo Sernagiotto, Renata Briano, António Marinho e Pinto, Emmanuel Maurel, Arnaud Danjean, Cristian Dan Preda, Alain Lamassoure, Michèle Alliot-Marie, Salvatore Cicu, Salvatore Domenico Pogliese, Elena Gentile, Ulrike Rodust, Karima Delli, Ska Keller, José Bové, Isabelle Thomas, Eric Andrieu, Jean-Paul Denanot, Virginie Rozière, Guillaume Balas, Sylvie Guillaume, Pervenche Berès, Edouard Martin, Christine Revault D’Allonnes Bonnefoy, José Manuel Fernandes, Paulo Rangel, Carlos Coelho, Nadine Morano, Georges Bach, Reimer Böge, Lambert van Nistelrooij, Monika Hohlmeier, Ivo Belet, Miroslav Mikolášik, Philippe Juvin, Bart Staes, Renaud Muselier, Igor Šoltes, Miroslav Poche, Zigmantas Balčytis, Tokia Saïfi, Nuno Melo, Giovanni La Via, Constance Le Grip, Brice Hortefeux, Francesc Gambús, Norica Nicolai, Richard Corbett, Dominique Riquet, Alessandra Moretti, Daniele Viotti, Ole Christensen, Linnéa Engström, on the Commission delegated regulation of 19 August 2014 amending Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences (C(2014)05833 – 2014/2805(DEA) (B8-0348/2014)).


6. Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting

The minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


7. Composition of Parliament

Louis Ide had given notice in writing of his resignation as Member of Parliament, with effect from 19 December 2014.

Pursuant to Rule 4(3), Parliament established the vacancy of the seat with effect from that date and would inform the national authority concerned.


8. Voting time

Detailed voting results (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.


8.1. Persecution of the democratic opposition in Venezuela (vote)

Motions for resolutions B8-0375/2014, B8-0376/2014, B8-0377/2014, B8-0378/2014, B8-0379/2014 and B8-0380/2014

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B8-0375/2014

(replacing B8-0375/2014, B8-0376/2014, B8-0377/2014 and B8-0379/2014)

tabled by the following Members:

Cristian Dan Preda, Jaromír Štětina, Luis de Grandes Pascual, Elmar Brok, Davor Ivo Stier, Bogdan Brunon Wenta, Francisco José Millán Mon, Lorenzo Cesa, Tunne Kelam, Monica Macovei, Franck Proust, Andrej Plenković, Jarosław Wałęsa, Giovanni La Via, Dubravka Šuica, Jeroen Lenaers, Lara Comi, Tomáš Zdechovský, Seán Kelly, Csaba Sógor, Andrzej Grzyb, Eduard Kukan, Pál Csáky, Pavel Svoboda, Michaela Šojdrová, David McAllister, Marijana Petir, Elisabetta Gardini and Gabrielius Landsbergis, on behalf of the PPE Group;

Josef Weidenholzer, Francisco Assis, Pier Antonio Panzeri, Elena Valenciano, Ramón Jáuregui Atondo, Enrico Gasbarra, Krystyna Łybacka, Alessia Maria Mosca, Nicola Danti, Michela Giuffrida, Javi López, Nicola Caputo, Liisa Jaakonsaari, Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Andi Cristea, Marc Tarabella, Marlene Mizzi, Miriam Dalli, Kashetu Kyenge, Doru-Claudian Frunzulică, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Vilija Blinkevičiūtė, Carlos Zorrinho, Ana Gomes, Miroslav Poche and Neena Gill, on behalf of the S&D Group;

Charles Tannock, Mark Demesmaeker, Ryszard Czarnecki and Arne Gericke, on behalf of the ECR Group;

Fernando Maura Barandiarán, Dita Charanzová, Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, Frédérique Ries, Louis Michel, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Marielle de Sarnez, Pavel Telička, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Ivo Vajgl, Juan Carlos Girauta Vidal, Renate Weber, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen, Gérard Deprez, Ivan Jakovčić, Antanas Guoga, Martina Dlabajová, Petras Auštrevičius, Javier Nart, Jozo Radoš and Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group.

Adopted (P8_TA(2014)0106)

The following had spoken:

João Ferreira, after the vote, asking to be allowed to give explanations of vote on this text (the President declined the request, referring the speaker to the relevant provisions of the Rules of Procedure).

(Motions for resolutions B8-0378/2014 and B8-0380/2014 fell.)


8.2. Mauritania, in particular the case of Biram Dah Abeid (vote)

Motions for resolutions B8-0382/2014, B8-0383/2014, B8-0384/2014, B8-0385/2014, B8-0386/2014, B8-0387/2014 and B8-0388/2014

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B8-0382/2014

(replacing B8-0382/2014, B8-0383/2014, B8-0384/2014, B8-0385/2014, B8-0386/2014 and B8-0387/2014)

tabled by the following Members:

Cristian Dan Preda, Davor Ivo Stier, Bogdan Brunon Wenta, Elmar Brok, Lorenzo Cesa, Joachim Zeller, Tunne Kelam, Monica Macovei, Franck Proust, Andrej Plenković, Jaromír Štětina, Philippe Juvin, Francesc Gambús, Giovanni La Via, Dubravka Šuica, Lara Comi, David McAllister, Jeroen Lenaers, Tomáš Zdechovský, Seán Kelly, Eduard Kukan, Inese Vaidere, Csaba Sógor, Alessandra Mussolini, Stanislav Polčák, Andrzej Grzyb, Pál Csáky, Pavel Svoboda, Michaela Šojdrová, Marijana Petir and Gabrielius Landsbergis, on behalf of the PPE Group;

Josef Weidenholzer, Victor Boștinaru, Hugues Bayet, Enrico Gasbarra, Ana Gomes, Pier Antonio Panzeri, Alessia Maria Mosca, Miroslav Poche, Gilles Pargneaux, Nicola Caputo, Elena Valenciano, Kashetu Kyenge, Liisa Jaakonsaari, Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Enrique Guerrero Salom, Andi Cristea, Alessandra Moretti, Goffredo Maria Bettini, Krystyna Łybacka, Marc Tarabella, Marlene Mizzi, Miriam Dalli, Michela Giuffrida, Doru-Claudian Frunzulică, Neena Gill and Vilija Blinkevičiūtė, on behalf of the S&D Group;

Charles Tannock, Mark Demesmaeker, Jana Žitňanská and Arne Gericke, on behalf of the ECR Group;

Gérard Deprez, Fernando Maura Barandiarán, Frédérique Ries, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Marielle de Sarnez, Ivo Vajgl, Pavel Telička, Juan Carlos Girauta Vidal, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Marietje Schaake, Ivan Jakovčić, Jozo Radoš, Petras Auštrevičius, Antanas Guoga, Nathalie Griesbeck, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen, Dita Charanzová and Javier Nart, on behalf of the ALDE Group;

Barbara Lochbihler, Judith Sargentini, Maria Heubuch, Ernest Urtasun and Heidi Hautala, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group;

Ignazio Corrao and Fabio Massimo Castaldo, on behalf of the EFDD Group.

Adopted (P8_TA(2014)0107)

(Motion for a resolution B8-0388/2014 fell.)


8.3. Sudan: the case of Dr. Amin Mekki Medani (vote)

Motions for resolutions B8-0389/2014, B8-0390/2014, B8-0391/2014, B8-0392/2014, B8-0393/2014, B8-0394/2014 and B8-0395/2014

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B8-0389/2014

(replacing B8-0389/2014, B8-0390/2014, B8-0391/2014, B8-0392/2014, B8-0393/2014, B8-0394/2014 and B8-0395/2014)

tabled by the following Members:

Cristian Dan Preda, Joachim Zeller, Davor Ivo Stier, Bogdan Brunon Wenta, Elmar Brok, Lorenzo Cesa, Tunne Kelam, Monica Macovei, Philippe Juvin, Maurice Ponga, Franck Proust, Andrej Plenković, Jaromír Štětina, Francesc Gambús, Jarosław Wałęsa, Giovanni La Via, Dubravka Šuica, David McAllister, Jeroen Lenaers, Lara Comi, Tomáš Zdechovský, Seán Kelly, Eduard Kukan, Csaba Sógor, Inese Vaidere, Tadeusz Zwiefka, Alessandra Mussolini, Stanislav Polčák, Andrzej Grzyb, Pál Csáky, Pavel Svoboda, Michaela Šojdrová, Marijana Petir, Gabrielius Landsbergis and Anna Záborská, on behalf of the PPE Group;

Josef Weidenholzer, Victor Boștinaru, Elena Valenciano, Richard Howitt, Ana Gomes, Enrique Guerrero Salom, Krystyna Łybacka, Miroslav Poche, Norbert Neuser, Nicola Caputo, Alessia Maria Mosca, Kashetu Kyenge, Liisa Jaakonsaari, Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Andi Cristea, Alessandra Moretti, Goffredo Maria Bettini, Hugues Bayet, Marc Tarabella, Marlene Mizzi, Miriam Dalli, Michela Giuffrida, Doru-Claudian Frunzulică, Neena Gill and Vilija Blinkevičiūtė, on behalf of the S&D Group;

Charles Tannock, Mark Demesmaeker, Jana Žitňanská and Arne Gericke, on behalf of the ECR Group;

Louis Michel, Frédérique Ries, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Ivo Vajgl, Pavel Telička, Juan Carlos Girauta Vidal, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Marietje Schaake, Ivan Jakovčić, Fernando Maura Barandiarán, Jozo Radoš, Petras Auštrevičius, Antanas Guoga, Marielle de Sarnez, Javier Nart, Johannes Cornelis van Baalen, Dita Charanzová and Gérard Deprez, on behalf of the ALDE Group;

Marie-Christine Vergiat, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group;

Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Ernest Urtasun, Maria Heubuch and Heidi Hautala, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group;

Ignazio Corrao and Fabio Massimo Castaldo, on behalf of the EFDD Group.

Adopted (P8_TA(2014)0108)


8.4. Annexe III to Regulation (EU) 978/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences (vote)

Motion for a resolution B8-0348/2014

(Qualified majority required for adoption of motion for a resolution)
(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 4)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Rejected


8.5. No objection to a delegated act: ex ante contributions to resolution financing arrangements (vote)

The motion for a resolution had been announced on 16 December 2014 (minutes of 16.12.2014, item 13).

Motion for a resolution B8-0381/2014

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted (P8_TA(2014)0109).


9. Welcome

On behalf of Parliament, the President welcomed the President of Georgia, Giorgi Margvelashvili, who had taken his seat in the distinguished visitors' gallery for the vote on the EU-Georgia Association Agreement.


10. Voting time (continued)

10.1. Conclusion of the Association agreement with Georgia (vote)

Report containing a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part [2014/2816(INI)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Andrejs Mamikins (A8-0042/2014)

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

MOTION FOR A NON-LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P8_TA(2014)0110)

The following had spoken:

Cristian Dan Preda, who moved an oral amendment on the inclusion of a new paragraph 16, which was accepted, and announced that the former President of Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili, was seated in the distinguished visitors' gallery.


10.2. Association agreement with Georgia *** (vote)

Recommendation on the draft Council decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Association Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community and their Member States, of the one part, and Georgia, of the other part [09827/2014 - C8-0129/2014 - 2014/0086(NLE)] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Andrejs Mamikins (A8-0041/2014)

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

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted (P8_TA(2014)0111)

Parliament consented to the conclusion of the agreement.


11. Explanations of vote

Written explanations of vote:

Explanations of vote submitted in writing under Rule 183 appear in the Verbatim Report of Proceedings for the sitting.

Oral explanations of vote:

(Voting time on Wednesday 17 December 2014)

Situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration – (2014/2907(RSP)) – B8-0362/2014
Laura Ferrara, Sven Schulze, Michela Giuffrida, Jordi Sebastià, Marie-Christine Arnautu, Angelika Mlinar, Caterina Chinnici, Tomáš Zdechovský and Alessandra Moretti

(Voting time on Thursday 18 December 2014)

Report: Andrejs Mamikins - A8-0042/2014
Marek Jurek, Jiří Pospíšil, Tatjana Ždanoka, Peter Jahr, Daniel Hannan, Steven Woolfe and Seán Kelly

Recommendation: Andrejs Mamikins A8-0041/2014
Jiří Pospíšil and David Coburn.


12. Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Corrections to votes and voting intentions appear on the Europarl website under 'Plenary/Votes/Results of Votes (Results of 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.


13. Composition of committees and delegations

The President had received the following request for an appointment from the Verts/ALE Group:

BUDG Committee: Ernest Maragall to replace Heidi Hautala

The appointment would be deemed ratified if no objections had been raised before the approval of these Minutes.


14. Transfers of appropriations

Committee on Budgets had approved the proposal presented by the European External Action Service concerning transfers of appropriations EEAS 2/2014.

In accordance with Article 25 of the Financial Regulation, the Euratom Supply Agency had informed the budgetary authority of the internal transfers of appropriations based on the implementation of the budget of 24 November 2014.

In accordance with Article 25 of the Financial Regulation, the Committee on Budgets, at its meeting of 3 December 2014, had approved the proposal presented by the European Economic and Social Committee concerning transfer of appropriations DEC 2/2014.

In accordance with Article 25 of the Financial Regulation, the Committee on Budgets, at its meeting of 3 December 2014, had approved the proposal presented by the Committee of the Regions concerning transfers of appropriations INF 8/2014, INF 9/2014, INF 10/2014, INF 11/2014, INF 12/2014 and INF 13/2014.

In accordance with Article 27 of the Financial Regulation, the Committee on Budgets, at its meeting of 3 December 2014, had approved the proposal presented by the European Ombudsman concerning transfer of appropriations 5/2014.

In accordance with Article 27 of the Financial Regulation, the Committee on Budgets had approved the proposal presented by the Court of Justice concerning transfer of appropriations 3/2014.

In accordance with Article 27(3) of the Financial Regulation, at its meeting of 3 December 2014 the Committee on Budgets had approved the proposal presented by the Commission concerning transfers of appropriations DEC 37/2014, DEC 42/2014 and DEC 53/2014.

In accordance with Article 27(3) of the Financial Regulation, at its meeting of 11 December 2014, had approved the proposal presented by the European Economic and Social Committee concerning transfers of appropriations DEC 40/2014, DEC 46/2014, 49/2014, DEC 50/2014 and DEC 55/2014.

In accordance with Article 27(4) of the Financial Regulation, the Council of the European Union had informed the budgetary authority of the approval of the transfer of appropriations by the European Economic and Social Committee DEC 2/2014.

In accordance with Article 27(4) of the Financial Regulation, the Council of the European Union had informed the budgetary authority of the approval of the transfer of appropriations by the European External Action Service DEC 2/2014.

In accordance with Article 27(4) of the Financial Regulation, the Council of the European Union had informed the budgetary authority of the approval of the transfer of appropriations by the European Ombudsman 5/2014.

In accordance with Article 27(4) of the Financial Regulation, the Council of the European Union had informed the budgetary authority of the approval of transfers of appropriations by the Commission DEC 37/2014, DEC 48/2014, DEC 53/2014 and DEC 55/2014.

In accordance with Article 27(4) of the Financial Regulation, the Council of the European Union had informed the budgetary authority of the approval of the transfer of appropriations by the Commission DEC 40/2014 accompanying the decision on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application EGF/2014/010 IT/Whirlpool).

In accordance with Article 27(4) of the Financial Regulation, the Council of the European Union had informed the budgetary authority of the approval of the transfer of appropriations by the Commission DEC 46/2014 accompanying the decision on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application EGF/2013/014 FR/Air France - France).

In accordance with Article 27(4) of the Financial Regulation, the Council of the European Union had informed the budgetary authority of the approval of the transfer of appropriations by the Commission DEC 49/2014 accompanying the decision on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application EGF/2013/006 PL/Fiat Auto Poland S.A. - Poland).

In accordance with Article 27(4) of the Financial Regulation, the Council of the European Union had informed the budgetary authority of the approval of the transfer of appropriations by the Commission DEC 50/2014 accompanying the decision on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application EGF/2014/013 EL/Odyssefs Fokas).

In accordance with Article 203 of the Financial Regulation, the Committee on Budgets had decided at its meeting of 11 December 2014 not to make any objection to the partial renovation of three floors of the Atrium K building in Brussels and the conversion of this space into a visitor reception area.


15. Decisions concerning certain documents

Modified referrals to committees (Rule 53)

- Lorenzo Fontana. Motion for a resolution on the harmonisation of authorisation criteria for active ingredients used by Member States in their agri-food products (B8-0275/2014)
Referred to the committee responsible: AGRI


16. Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting

In accordance with Rule 192(2) the minutes of that day's sitting would be submitted to Parliament for its approval at the beginning of the next sitting.

With Parliament's agreement, the texts that had been adopted would be forwarded forthwith to the bodies named therein.


17. Dates of forthcoming sittings

The next sittings would be held from 12 to 15 January 2015.


18. Adjournment of the session

The session of the European Parliament was adjourned.

The sitting closed at 12.15.

Klaus Welle

Martin Schulz

Secretary-General

President


ATTENDANCE REGISTER

Present:

Adaktusson, Adinolfi, Affronte, Agea, Agnew, Aguilera García, Aiuto, Aker, Albiol Guzmán, Albrecht, Ali, Aliot, Alliot-Marie, Anderson Lucy, Anderson Martina, Andersson, Andrieu, Androulakis, Annemans, Arena, Arimont, Arnautu, Arnott, Ashworth, Assis, Atkinson, Auken, Auštrevičius, Ayala Sender, Ayuso, van Baalen, Bach, Balas, Balčytis, Balczó, Balz, Bashir, Bay, Bayet, Bearder, Becerra Basterrechea, Becker, Beghin, Belder, Belet, Bendtsen, Berès, Bergeron, Bettini, Bilde, Bizzotto, Björk, Blanco López, Blinkevičiūtė, Bocskor, Böge, Bogovič, Bonafè, Boni, Borghezio, Borzan, Boștinaru, Boutonnet, Bové, Boylan, Brannen, Bresso, Briano, Briois, Buchner, Buda, Bullmann, Buonanno, Bütikofer, Buzek, Cabezón Ruiz, Cadec, Calvet Chambon, van de Camp, Campbell Bannerman, Caputo, Carthy, Carver, Casa, Caspary, Castaldo, Cavada, Cesa, Charanzová, Chauprade, Chinnici, Christensen, Christoforou, Chrysogonos, Cicu, Clune, Coburn, Coelho, Collin-Langen, Comi, Comodini Cachia, Corbett, Corrao, Couso Permuy, Cramer, Cristea, Crowley, Csáky, Czarnecki, van Dalen, Dalli, D'Amato, Dance, Dăncilă, Danjean, Danti, Dantin, De Backer, De Castro, Delahaye, Deli, Delli, Delvaux, De Masi, Demesmaeker, De Monte, Denanot, Deprez, de Sarnez, Deß, Diaconu, Dlabajová, Dodds Anneliese, Dodds Diane, Dohrmann, Dorfmann, D'Ornano, Drăghici, Duda, Duncan, Durand, Dzhambazki, Echenique, Ehler, Eickhout, Engel, Engström, Epitideios, Erdős, Eriksson, Ernst, Ertug, Estaràs Ferragut, Etheridge, Evi, Faria, Ferber, Fernandes, Fernández, Ferrand, Ferrara, Ferreira Elisa, Ferreira João, Finch, Fisas Ayxelà, Fjellner, Fontana, Ford, Forenza, Foster, Fotyga, Fountoulis, Fox, Freund, Gabriel, Gahler, Gál, Gáll-Pelcz, Gambús, García Pérez, Gardiazabal Rubial, Gardini, Gasbarra, Gebhardt, Geier, Gentile, Gerbrandy, Gericke, Geringer de Oedenberg, Giegold, Gierek, Gieseke, Gill Nathan, Gill Neena, Girauta Vidal, Girling, Giuffrida, Glezos, Goerens, Gollnisch, Gomes, González Peñas, González Pons, Gosiewska, Goulard, de Graaff, de Grandes Pascual, Gräßle, Griesbeck, Griffin, Grigule, Gróbarczyk, Groote, Grossetête, Grzyb, Guerrero Salom, Guillaume, Guoga, Guteland, Gutiérrez Prieto, Gyürk, Hadjigeorgiou, Halla-aho, Hannan, Harkin, Häusling, Hautala, Hayes, Hazekamp, Hedh, Helmer, Henkel, Herranz García, Hetman, Heubuch, Hoffmann, Hökmark, Hölvényi, Honeyball, Hookem, Hortefeux, Howitt, Hübner, Hudghton, Huitema, Hyusmenova, Iglesias, in 't Veld, Iotova, Iturgaiz, Iwaszkiewicz, Jaakonsaari, Jäätteenmäki, Jackiewicz, Jadot, Jahr, Jakovčić, Jalkh, James, Jansen, Jáuregui Atondo, Jávor, Jazłowiecka, Ježek, Jiménez-Becerril Barrio, Joly, de Jong, Joulaud, Jurek, Juvin, Kadenbach, Kaili, Kalinowski, Kallas, Kalniete, Kammerevert, Kappel, Karas, Kari, Karim, Kariņš, Karlsson, Karski, Katrougkalos, Kaufmann, Kefalogiannis, Kelam, Keller Jan, Keller Ska, Kelly, Khan, Kirton-Darling, Koch, Kofod, Kölmel, Korwin-Mikke, Köster, Köstinger, Kozłowska-Rajewicz, Krasnodębski, Krehl, Kudrycka, Kuhn, Kukan, Kumpula-Natri, Kuneva, Kuźmiuk, Kyenge, Kyllönen, Kyrkos, Kyrtsos, Kyuchyuk, Lamassoure, Lambert, Landsbergis, Lange, Langen, La Via, Lavrilleux, Lebreton, Le Grip, Legutko, Le Hyaric, Leichtfried, Lenaers, Lewandowski, Lewer, Liberadzki, Liese, Lietz, Lins, Lochbihler, Loiseau, Loones, Lope Fontagné, López, López Aguilar, López Bermejo, Lösing, Lucke, Ludvigsson, Łukacijewska, Lunacek, Lundgren, Łybacka, McAllister, McAvan, McClarkin, McGuinness, Mach, McIntyre, Macovei, Maeijer, Maletić, Malinov, Maltese, Mamikins, Maňka, Mann, Manscour, Maragall, Marias, Marinescu, Marinho e Pinto, Martin David, Martin Dominique, Martin Edouard, Martusciello, Marusik, Maštálka, Matera, Matias, Maura Barandiarán, Maurel, Mavrides, Mayer, Meissner, Mélenchon, Mélin, Melior, Melo, Messerschmidt, Meszerics, Metsola, Michel, Michels, Mihaylova, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, van Miltenburg, Mineur, Mizzi, Mlinar, Moi, Moisă, Molnár, Monot, Montel, Moody, Moraes, Morano, Moretti, Morgano, Morvai, Mosca, Müller, Mureșan, Muselier, Mussolini, Nagy, Nart, Negrescu, Nekov, Neuser, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nica, Nicholson, Nicolai, Niebler, Niedermayer, Niedermüller, van Nieuwenhuizen, Nilsson, van Nistelrooij, Noichl, Novakov, Obermayr, O'Flynn, Olbrycht, Omarjee, Ożóg, Pabriks, Paet, Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Panzeri, Paolucci, Papadakis Demetris, Papadakis Konstantinos, Papadimoulis, Pargneaux, Parker, Pașcu, Paulsen, Pavel, Pedicini, Petersen, Petir, Philippot, Picierno, Picula, Piecha, Pieper, Pietikäinen, Piotrowski, Piri, Pirinski, Pitera, Plenković, Plura, Poc, Poche, Pogliese, Polčák, Ponga, Poręba, Pospíšil, Post, Preda, Pretzell, Preuß, Proust, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Radev, Radoš, Rangel, Rebega, Reda, Reding, Regner, Reid, Reimon, Reintke, Reul, Revault D'Allonnes Bonnefoy, Ribeiro, Ries, Riquet, Rivasi, Rochefort, Rodrigues Liliana, Rodrigues Maria João, Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Rodriguez-Rubio, Rodust, Rohde, Rolin, Ropė, Rosati, Rozière, Ruas, Rübig, Saïfi, Sakorafa, Salini, Salvini, Sánchez Caldentey, Sander, Sant, Sârbu, Sargentini, Saudargas, Schaake, Schaffhauser, Schaldemose, Schlein, Schmidt, Scholz, Schöpflin, Schreijer-Pierik, Schulz, Schulze, Schuster, Schwab, Scott Cato, Sebastià, Sehnalová, Senra Rodríguez, Sernagiotto, Serrão Santos, Seymour, Siekierski, Silva Pereira, Simon Peter, Simon Siôn, Sippel, Škripek, Škrlec, Smolková, Sógor, Šojdrová, Šoltes, Sommer, Soru, Spinelli, Spyraki, Staes, Starbatty, Štefanec, Steinruck, Štětina, Stevens, Stier, Stihler, Stolojan, von Storch, Stuger, Šuica, Sulík, Šulin, Svoboda, Swinburne, Sylikiotis, Synadinos, Szájer, Szanyi, Szejnfeld, Tajani, Tamburrano, Tănăsescu, Tannock, Tapardel, Tarabella, Tarand, Taylor, Telička, Terho, Terricabras, Theocharous, Theurer, Thomas, Toia, Tomaševski, Tomašić, Tomc, Toom, Tørnæs, Torvalds, Tošenovský, Tremosa i Balcells, Troszczynski, Trüpel, Turmes, Ujazdowski, Ulvskog, Ungureanu, Urtasun, Urutchev, Uspaskich, Vaidere, Vajgl, Valcárcel, Vălean, Valenciano, Valli, Vana, Van Brempt, Vandenkendelaere, Vaughan, Väyrynen, Vergiat, Verheyen, Viegas, Vilimsky, Viotti, Virkkunen, Vistisen, Voigt, Vozemberg, Wałęsa, Ward, Weber Renate, Weidenholzer, von Weizsäcker, Wenta, Werner, Westphal, Wieland, Wikström, Willmott, Winberg, Winkler Hermann, Winkler Iuliu, Wiśniewska, Woolfe, Záborská, Zagorakis, Zahradil, Zala, Zalba Bidegain, Zanni, Zanonato, Zarianopoulos, Ždanoka, Zdechovský, Zdrojewski, Zeller, Zemke, Zimmer, Žitňanská, Złotowski, Żółtek, Zorrinho, Zuber, Zullo, Zwiefka

Excused:

Batten, Bradbourn, Händel, Mazuronis, Monteiro de Aguiar, Paksas, Ransdorf

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