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Wednesday, 5 October 2016 - Strasbourg

5. Preparation of the European Council meeting of 20 and 21 October 2016 (debate)
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Council and Commission statements: Preparation of the European Council meeting of 20 and 21 October 2016 (2016/2771(RSP))

Ivan Korčok (President-in-Office of the Council) and Jean-Claude Juncker (President of the Commission) made the statements.

The following spoke: Manfred Weber, on behalf of the PPE Group, Gianni Pittella, on behalf of the S&D Group, Syed Kamall, on behalf of the ECR Group (the President congratulated Timothy Kirkhope on his appointment to the House of Lords and thanked him on behalf of all Members for his work during his term in office at Parliament), Guy Verhofstadt, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Gabriele Zimmer, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Philippe Lamberts, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, David Borrelli, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Marine Le Pen, on behalf of the ENF Group, Georgios Epitideios, non-attached Member, Herbert Reul and Enrique Guerrero Salom.

IN THE CHAIR: Antonio TAJANI
Vice-President

The following spoke: Ryszard Czarnecki, Sophia in 't Veld, Eleonora Forenza, Reinhard Bütikofer, who also replied to a blue-card question by Richard Sulík, Rolandas Paksas, who also replied to a blue-card question by Liisa Jaakonsaari, Marcel de Graaff, Krisztina Morvai, Janusz Lewandowski, Maria João Rodrigues, Ulrike Trebesius, Pavel Telička, Marina Albiol Guzmán, Jordi Sebastià, Peter Lundgren, Harald Vilimsky, Sotirios Zarianopoulos, Alain Lamassoure, who also replied to a blue-card question by Gilles Lebreton, Tanja Fajon, Branislav Škripek, Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Barbara Spinelli, Kristina Winberg, who also replied to a blue-card question by Gunnar Hökmark, Marcus Pretzell, Esteban González Pons, Knut Fleckenstein, Evžen Tošenovský, Charles Goerens, Miguel Urbán Crespo, Tim Aker, Gerolf Annemans, Elisabetta Gardini, Pervenche Berès, Helga Stevens, Urmas Paet, György Schöpflin, who also replied to a blue-card question by Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Josef Weidenholzer, Paulo Rangel, Patrizia Toia, Othmar Karas, Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto, Gunnar Hökmark, Birgit Sippel, Dubravka Šuica, Kati Piri, Elmar Brok, Evelyn Regner, Ana Gomes, Monika Flašíková Beňová and Miriam Dalli.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Michaela Šojdrová, Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Notis Marias, Neoklis Sylikiotis, Hilde Vautmans, Igor Šoltes, Laima Liucija Andrikienė, Silvia Costa, Kostas Chrysogonos, Stanislav Polčák, Costas Mavrides and Maria Grapini.

IN THE CHAIR: Martin SCHULZ
President

The following spoke: Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President of the Commission) and Ivan Korčok.

The debate closed.

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The following spoke: Cristian Dan Preda, to denounce the arrest of the Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko in Moscow.

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