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Monday, 3 October 2016 - Strasbourg

12. Order of business

The final draft agenda for the October I 2016 sittings (PE 589.867/PDOJ) had been distributed and the following changes had been proposed (Rule 152):

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The following spoke: Cécile Kashetu Kyenge, on the fate of migrants shipwrecked off Lampedusa and those who come to their aid, and Cornelia Ernst.

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With the agreement of the political groups, the President proposed that the short presentation of the Thomas report entitled ‘How to make fisheries controls in Europe uniform’ (A8-0234/2016) (item 26 on the final draft agenda) be postponed until the October II part-session.

The House agreed to the proposal.


Subject to its adoption that day by the ENVI Committee, the La Via recommendation on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of the Paris Agreement adopted within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change would be included in Voting Time.

The House agreed to the proposal.

The President reminded the Members that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon would be present for the vote on the de La Via recommendation. He would address the House briefly at 12:00, and the political groups would then have the floor.

If the House voted in favour, the letter forwarding the text to the Council would be signed in the presence of Ban Ki-moon, Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the Commission), Miguel Arias Cañete (Member of the Commission), Karmenu Vella (Member of the Commission), the President-in-Office of the Council and Ségolène Royal, the French Environment Minister and President of COP 21.


Request by the ECR Group to remove from the agenda the debate on the Commission statement on women’s rights in Poland (item 86 on the final draft agenda), which was to have been the fourth item of the afternoon.

The following spoke: Ryszard Antoni Legutko, on behalf of the ECR Group, to move the request, Jadwiga Wiśniewska, in favour of the request, and Malin Björk, against it.

Parliament rejected the request.

The debate on women’s rights in Poland was therefore kept on the agenda.

The following spoke: Marek Jurek and Anna Elżbieta Fotyga.

Request by the GUE/NGL Group to include, as the fifth item on the agenda for the afternoon, after debate on women’s rights in Poland, a Commission statement on the situation in Hungary: the referendum campaign and aspects of EU and international asylum law.

The following spoke: Marie-Christine Vergiat, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, to move the request, Philippe Lamberts, in favour of the request, and Enrique Guerrero Salom, against it.

Parliament voted by roll-call vote (101 in favour, 181 against, 11 abstentions) to reject the request.


No changes proposed.

The order of business was thus established.

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