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Monday, 23 October 2017 - Strasbourg
1.Resumption of the session
 2.Opening of the sitting
 3.Statement by the President
 4.Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting
 5.Composition of Parliament
 6.Election of a Vice-President of the European Parliament (submission of applications)
 7.Verification of credentials
 8.Composition of committees and delegations
 9.Signature of acts adopted under the ordinary legislative procedure (Rule 78)
 10.Negotiations ahead of Parliament's first reading (Rule 69c)
 11.Delegated acts (Rule 105(6))
 12.Action taken on Parliament's resolutions
 13.Questions for oral answer (submission)
 14.Major interpellations (Rule 130b) (submission)
 15.Documents received
 16.Order of business
 17.CE marked fertilising products ***I (debate)
 18.Criminal acts and penalties in the field of illicit drug trafficking ***II - Information exchange on, and an early warning system and risk assessment procedure for, new psychoactive substances *** I (debate)
 19.Legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest (short presentation)
 20.Minimum income policies as a tool for fighting poverty (short presentation)
 21.Control of spending and monitoring of EU Youth Guarantee schemes cost-effectiveness (short presentation)
 22.One-minute speeches on matters of political importance
 23.Agenda of the next sitting
 24.Closure of the sitting
 ATTENDANCE REGISTER


IN THE CHAIR: Antonio TAJANI
President

1. Resumption of the session

The session suspended on Thursday 5 October 2017 was resumed.


2. Opening of the sitting

The sitting opened at 17.04.


3. Statement by the President

The President made a statement in the wake of the forest fires in Portugal and Spain. He announced European-level measures to prevent fires and support victims. He announced the decision of the Presidents of the Commission, the Council and Parliament to donate the amount received as part of the Princess of Asturias Award, awarded to the European Union in Oviedo, Spain, on Friday, 20 October 2017, to the victims.

Parliament observed a minute's silence in memory of the victims of the forest fires in Portugal and Spain and of Hurricane Ophelia in Ireland.


4. Approval of the minutes of the previous sitting

The minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


5. Composition of Parliament

Ulrike Lunacek had given notice in writing of her resignation as Member of Parliament, with effect from 9 November 2017.

Pursuant to Rule 4(1), Parliament established the vacancy with effect from that date and informed the national authorities concerned.

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The United Kingdom authorities had given notice of the election of Rory Palmer to replace Glenis Willmott as Member of Parliament with effect from 3 October 2017.

Under Rule 3(2), until such time as his credentials had been verified or a ruling had been given on any dispute, and provided that he had previously made a written declaration stating that he did not hold any office incompatible with that of Member of the European Parliament, Rory Palmer would take his seat in Parliament and on its bodies and would enjoy all the rights attaching thereto.


6. Election of a Vice-President of the European Parliament (submission of applications)

Following the resignation of Ulrike Lunacek from her post as Vice-President as of 24 October 2017 and at the proposal of the President, the deadline for the submission of applications for the election of a Vice-President had been set at 18:00 on Tuesday, 24 October 2017.

The election would take place at 12:00 on Thursday, 26 October 2017.


7. Verification of credentials

On a proposal from the JURI Committee, Parliament validated the mandates of Francis Zammit Dimech, Rupert Matthews, France Jamet, Dennis Radtke and Jonathan Bullock.


8. Composition of committees and delegations

The President had received the following requests for appointments from the GUE/NGL and EFDD Groups:

AFET Committee: Stelios Kouloglou

TRAN Committee: Marie-Pierre Vieu to replace Stelios Kouloglou

Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly: Marie-Pierre Vieu

Delegation for relations with the Mercosur countries: Mireille D'Ornano to replace Sophie Montel

The appointments would be deemed ratified if there were no objections before the approval of these minutes.


9. Signature of acts adopted under the ordinary legislative procedure (Rule 78)

The President announced that on Wednesday, 25 October 2017, together with the President of the Council, he would sign the following acts adopted under the ordinary legislative procedure.

He announced that document 00022/2017/LEX would be signed using the new electronic signing system.

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply and repealing Regulation (EU) No 994/2010 (00022/2017/LEX - C8-0357/2017 - 2016/0030(COD))

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 99/2013 on the European statistical programme 2013-17, by extending it to 2020 (00029/2017/LEX - C8-0356/2017 - 2016/0265(COD))

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council repealing Regulations (EC) No 2888/2000 and (EC) No 685/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (EEC) No 1101/89 (00044/2017/LEX - C8-0355/2017 - 2016/0368(COD))

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No 283/2014 as regards the promotion of internet connectivity in local communities (00028/2017/LEX - C8-0354/2017 - 2016/0287(COD))

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1030/2002 laying down a uniform format for residence permits for third-country nationals (00030/2017/LEX - C8-0353/2017 - 2016/0198(COD))

- Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 345/2013 on European venture capital funds and Regulation (EU) No 346/2013 on European social entrepreneurship funds (00037/2017/LEX - C8-0352/2017 - 2016/0221(COD))


10. Negotiations ahead of Parliament's first reading (Rule 69c)

The President announced the decisions by several committees to enter into interinstitutional negotiations pursuant to Rule 69c (1):

- ITRE Committee, based on the report on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (COM(2016)0591 – C8-0382/2016 – 2016/0286(COD)). Rapporteur: Evžen Tošenovský (A8-0305/2017)

- ITRE Committee, based on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (Recast) (COM(2016)0590 – C8-0379/2016 – 2016/0288(COD)). Rapporteur: Pilar del Castillo Vera (A8-0318/2017)

- AGRI Committee, based on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on integrated farm statistics and repealing Regulations (EC) No 1166/2008 and (EU) No 1337/2011 (COM(2016)0786 – C8-0514/2016 – 2016/0389(COD)). Rapporteur: Viorica Dăncilă (A8-0300/2017)

- ECON Committee, based on the report on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on amending Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the ranking of unsecured debt instruments in insolvency hierarchy (COM(2016)0853 – C8-0479/2016 – 2016/0363(COD)). Rapporteur: Gunnar Hökmark (A8-0302/2017)

- ITRE Committee, based on the report on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings (COM(2016)0765 – C8-0499/2016 – 2016/0381(COD)). Rapporteur: Bendt Bendtsen (A8-0314/2017)

- TRAN Committee, based on the report on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/59/EC on the initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles for the carriage of goods or passengers and Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences COM(2017)0047 – C8-0025/2017 – 2017/0015(COD)). Rapporteur: Peter Lundgren (A8-0321/2017)

- LIBE Committee, based on the report on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 45/2001 and Decision No 1247/2002/EC (COM(2017)0008 – C8-0008/2017 – 2017/0002(COD)). Rapporteur: Cornelia Ernst (A8-0313/2017)

- LIBE Committee, based on the report on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a Union Resettlement Framework and amending Regulation (EU) No 516/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council (COM(2016)0468 – C8-0325/2016 – 2016/0225(COD)). Rapporteur: Malin Björk (A8-0316/2017)

- TRAN Committee, based on the report on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on cross-border parcel delivery services (COM(2016)0285 – C8-0195/2016 – 2016/0149(COD)). Rapporteur: Lucy Anderson (A8-0315/2017)

- LIBE Committee, based on the report proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2016/0794 for the purpose of establishing a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) (COM(2016)0731 – C8-0466/2016 – 2016/0357B(COD)). Rapporteur: Kinga Gál (A8-0323/2017)

- LIBE Committee, based on the report on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications) (COM(2017)0010 – C8-0009/2017 – 2017/0003(COD)). Rapporteur: Marju Lauristin (A8-0324/2017)

- LIBE Committee, based on the report on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) and amending Regulations (EU) No 515/2014, (EU) 2016/0399 and (EU) 2016/1624 (COM(2016)0731 – C8-0466/2016 – 2016/0357A(COD)). Rapporteur: Kinga Gál (A8-0322/2017)

- LIBE Committee, based on the report on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) (COM(2013)0535 – C7-0240/2013 – 2013/0256(COD)). Rapporteur: Axel Voss (A8-0320/2017)

- EMPL Committee, based on the report on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 1996 concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services (COM(2016)0128 – C8-0114/2016 – 2016/0070(COD)). Rapporteurs: Elisabeth Morin-Chartier and Agnes Jongerius (A8-0319/2017)

In accordance with Rule 69c (2), Members or political group(s) reaching at least the medium threshold may request in writing, by midnight tomorrow, Tuesday, October 24, 2017, that decisions to enter into negotiations be put to the vote

Negotiations may start at any time after that deadline has expired if no request for a vote in Parliament on the decision to enter into negotiations has been made.


11. Delegated acts (Rule 105(6))

In accordance with Rule 105(6), the Chair of the Conference of Committee Chairs had informed the President of Parliament that no objections had been raised with regard to:

— Recommendation for a decision to raise no objections to the Commission delegated regulation of 21 September 2017 supplementing Directive (EU) 2016/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to product oversight and governance requirements for insurance undertakings and insurance distributors (C(2017)06218 ; 2017/2854(DEA)) (B8-0572/2017)

— Recommendation for a decision to raise no objections to the Commission delegated regulation of 22 September 2017 amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 149/2013 with regard to regulatory technical standards on indirect clearing arrangements (C(2017)06270 ; (2017/2859(DEA)) (B8-0573/2017);

— Recommendation for a decision to raise no objections to the Commission delegated regulation of 22 September 2017 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on indirect clearing arrangements (C(2017)06268 ; (2017/2860(DEA)) (B8-0574/2017);

— Recommendation for a decision to raise no objections to the Commission delegated regulation of 21 September 2017 supplementing Directive (EU) 2016/97 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to information requirements and conduct of business rules applicable to the distribution of insurance-based investment products (C(2017)06229; 2017/2855(DEA)) (B8-0575/2017)

If no objections to these recommendations are raised by a political group or by a number of Members corresponding at least to the threshold within 24 hours, they shall be deemed to have been approved. If this is not the case, they shall be put to the vote.

The recommendations are available on Europarl for the duration of the current part-session.


12. Action taken on Parliament's resolutions

The Commission communication on the action taken on the resolutions adopted by Parliament during the May I 2017 part-session was available on the Europarl site.


13. Questions for oral answer (submission)

The following question for oral answer had been tabled by Members (Rule 128):

- (O-000075/2017) by Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar, Luis de Grandes Pascual, Wim van de Camp, Claudia Schmidt, Georges Bach, Elissavet Vozemberg-Vrionidi, István Ujhelyi, Maria Grapini, Rolandas Paksas, Elżbieta Katarzyna Łukacijewska, Rosa Estaràs Ferragut, Deirdre Clune, Kateřina Konečná, Andor Deli, Marek Plura, Gabriele Preuß, Olga Sehnalová, Birgit Collin-Langen, Matt Carthy, Paul Rübig, Nessa Childers, Seán Kelly, Tom Vandenkendelaere, Claudia Țapardel, Isabella De Monte, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Peter Kouroumbashev, Ivo Belet, Miltiadis Kyrkos, Ivica Tolić, Lucy Anderson, Fernando Ruas, Massimiliano Salini, Georgi Pirinski, Inés Ayala Sender, Antonio López-Istúriz White, Roberts Zīle, Salvatore Domenico Pogliese, Franck Proust, Renaud Muselier, Kostadinka Kuneva, Pavel Telička, Merja Kyllönen, Ivan Štefanec, Anneleen Van Bossuyt, Artis Pabriks, József Nagy, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, Eduard Kukan and Daniel Dalton, to the Commission: Neutrality of airline reservation systems (GDS) and restriction of access to flight information (2017/2900(RSP)) (B8-0604/2017).


14. Major interpellations (Rule 130b) (submission)

The following major interpellation for written answer with debate had been submitted (Rule 130b):

— (O-000074/2017) by Piernicola Pedicini, Laura Agea, Rosa D'Amato, Tiziana Beghin, Marco Valli, Marco Zullo, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Ignazio Corrao, Laura Ferrara, Eleonora Evi, Isabella Adinolfi and Joëlle Bergeron, on behalf of the EFDD Group, to the Commission: Coordinated efforts at EU level to increase vaccination coverage (2017/2867(RSP)) (B8-0603/2017).


15. Documents received

The following documents had been received:

1) from the Council and Commission

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on ENISA, the "EU Cybersecurity Agency", and repealing Regulation (EU) No 526/2013, and on Information and Communication Technology cybersecurity certification (''Cybersecurity Act'') (COM(2017)0477 - C8-0310/2017 - 2017/0225(COD))
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 137(1) and Rule 138(1).

referred to

responsible :

ITRE

opinion :

BUDG, LIBE, IMCO

- Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union (COM(2017)0495 - C8-0312/2017 - 2017/0228(COD))
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 137(1) and Rule 138(1).

referred to

responsible :

IMCO

opinion :

ITRE, JURI, LIBE

- Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards the changes to the resources for economic, social and territorial cohesion and to the resources for the investment for growth and jobs goal and for the European territorial cooperation goal (COM(2017)0565 - C8-0342/2017 - 2017/0247(COD))
The President would consult the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on this proposal, in accordance with Rule 137(1) and Rule 138(1).

referred to

responsible :

REGI

opinion :

CULT, EMPL, BUDG

- Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) (11966/2017 - C8-0343/2017 - 2017/0200(NLE))

referred to

responsible :

ITRE

opinion :

AFET

- Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Republic of Lebanon setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the Republic of Lebanon in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) (11967/2017 - C8-0344/2017 - 2017/0199(NLE))

referred to

responsible :

ITRE

opinion :

AFET

- Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Arab Republic of Egypt setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) (11965/2017 - C8-0345/2017 - 2017/0196(NLE))

referred to

responsible :

ITRE

opinion :

AFET

- Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) (11964/2017 - C8-0346/2017 - 2017/0197(NLE))

referred to

responsible :

ITRE

opinion :

AFET

- Council of the European Union: Appointment of the Chairperson of the European Statistical Governance Advisory Board (ESGAB) (N8-0059/2017 - C8-0347/2017 - 2017/0811(NLE))

referred to

responsible :

ECON

- Draft amending budget No 5 to the general budget for 2017: Providing the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) and increasing the Emergency Aid Reserve (EAR) further to the revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework regulation (12441/2017 - C8-0351/2017 - 2017/2135(BUD))

referred to

responsible :

BUDG

opinion :

DEVE, AFET, CONT

2) from committees

2.1) reports

- Second report on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2015, Section II – European Council and Council (COM(2016)0475[[03]] - C8-0271/2016 - 2016/2153(DEC)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Bart Staes (A8-0291/2017)

- Report on minimum income policies as a tool for fighting poverty (2016/2270(INI)) - EMPL Committee - Rapporteur: Laura Agea (A8-0292/2017)

- * Report on the proposal for a Council regulation amending the Council Regulation (EU) No 560/2014 of 6 May 2014 establishing the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (COM(2017)0068 - C8-0118/2017 - 2017/0024(NLE)) - ITRE Committee - Rapporteur: Miroslav Poche (A8-0293/2017)

- Report on fundamental rights aspects in Roma integration in the EU: fighting anti-Gypsyism (2017/2038(INI)) - LIBE Committee - Rapporteur: Soraya Post (A8-0294/2017)

- Report on legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest when disclosing the confidential information of companies and public bodies (2016/2224(INI)) - JURI Committee - Rapporteur: Virginie Rozière (A8-0295/2017)

- Report on control of spending and monitoring of EU Youth Guarantee schemes’ cost-effectiveness (2016/2242(INI)) - CONT Committee - Rapporteur: Derek Vaughan (A8-0296/2017)

- Report on the application of Directive 2004/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage (the ‘ELD’) (2016/2251(INI)) - JURI Committee - Rapporteur: Laura Ferrara (A8-0297/2017)

- Report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to provide the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development (COM(2017)0480 - C8-0235/2017 - 2017/2134(BUD)) - BUDG Committee - Rapporteur: Jens Geier (A8-0298/2017)

- Report on the Council position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018 (11815/2017 - C8-0313/2017 - 2017/2044(BUD)) - BUDG Committee - Rapporteurs: Siegfried Mureşan, Richard Ashworth (A8-0299/2017)

- Report on the Council position on Draft amending budget No 5/2017 of the European Union for the financial year 2017 providing the financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) and increasing the Emergency Aid Reserve (EAR) further to the revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework regulation (12441/2017 - C8-0351/2017 - 2017/2135(BUD)) - BUDG Committee - Rapporteur: Jens Geier (A8-0301/2017)

- *** Recommendation on the draft Council Decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part (15653/2016 - C8-0094/2017 - 2006/0048(NLE)) - TRAN Committee - Rapporteur: Dominique Riquet (A8-0303/2017)

- * Report on the proposal for a Council decision amending Council Decision No 189/2014/EU authorising France to apply a reduced rate of certain indirect taxes on ‘traditional’ rum produced in Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Réunion and repealing Decision No 2007/659/EC (COM(2017)0297 - C8-0212/2017 - 2017/0127(CNS)) - REGI Committee - Rapporteur: Iskra Mihaylova (A8-0304/2017)

- * Report on the draft Council implementing decision on subjecting N-phenyl-N-[1-(2-phenylethyl)piperidin-4-yl]furan-2-carboxamide (furanylfentanyl) to control measures (11212/2017 - C8-0242/2017 - 2017/0152(NLE)) - LIBE Committee - Rapporteur: Michał Boni (A8-0309/2017)

- Report on the economic policies of the euro area (2017/2114(INI)) - ECON Committee - Rapporteur: Gunnar Hökmark (A8-0310/2017)

- Report on the recommendation to the Council on the proposed negotiating mandate for trade negotiations with Australia (2017/2192(INI)) - INTA Committee - Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A8-0311/2017)

- Report on the recommendation to the Council on the proposed negotiating mandate for trade negotiations with New Zealand (2017/2193(INI)) - INTA Committee - Rapporteur: Daniel Caspary (A8-0312/2017)

2.2) recommendations for second reading

- ***II Recommendation for second reading on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA in order to include new psychoactive substances in the definition of 'drug' and repealing Council Decision 2005/387/JHA (10537/1/2017 - C8-0325/2017 - 2013/0304(COD)) - LIBE Committee - Rapporteur: Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio (A8-0317/2017)


16. Order of business

The following spoke: Daniele Viotti on the case of Ahmadreza Djalali, an Iranian scientist resident in Sweden, who had been condemned to death in Iran (the President noted that the abolition of the death penalty was a priority for the European Union and that he would be contacting the Iranian President) and James Carver on the terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia, which had left hundreds dead and wounded (the President spoke in support of Mr Carver's speech).

The final draft agenda for the Octobre II 2017 plenary sittings (PE 611.536/PDOJ) had been distributed and the following changes had been proposed (Rule 149a):

Monday

No changes.

Tuesday

- Request by the Verts/ALE Group for the debate on 'Combating sexual harassment and abuse in the EU' (item 67 of the final draft agenda) to be concluded by the submission of motions for resolution.

The following spoke: Ska Keller, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, to move the request.

Parliament approved the request.

- Request by the ALDE Group for the debate scheduled for Wednesday morning (item 36 of the final draft agenda) on the 'Protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens' to be swapped with the Commission statement on 'Combating sexual harassment and abuse in the EU'.

The following spoke: Sophia in 't Veld, on behalf of the ALDE Group, to move the request, and Maria João Rodrigues, on behalf of the S&D Group, to oppose the request.

Parliament approved the request.

The following spoke: Manfred Weber, Maria João Rodrigues and Edouard Martin on the situation in Parliament.

The President referred to the Bureau decision of 14 April 2014 on the internal rules of the Advisory Committee dealing with harassment complaints between Accredited Parliamentary Assistants and Members of the European Parliament and its prevention at the workplace and referred also to the role of this committee and the procedure to be followed in psychological or sexual harassment cases.

Wednesday

- Request by the Verts/ALE Group for the joint discussion on the Entry-Exit system to be postponed to a later part-session.

The following spoke: Ska Keller, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, to move the request and Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, on behalf of the PPE Group, to oppose the request.

Parliament rejected the request.

- Request by the GUE/NGL Group for the statement by the Council and the Commission on 'Response mechanisms to the forest fires in Northern Spain and Portugal' (item 69 of the final draft agenda) to be moved to the first item in the afternoon.

The following spoke: João Ferreira, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, to move the request and Marcel de Graaff to oppose the request.

Parliament rejected the request by roll-call vote (68 for, 208 against, 35 abstentions).

Thursday

No changes.

The order of business was thus established.


IN THE CHAIR: David-Maria SASSOLI
Vice-President

17. CE marked fertilising products ***I (debate)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the making available on the market of CE marked fertilising products and amending Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 and (EC) No 1107/2009 [COM(2016)0157 - C8-0123/2016- 2016/0084(COD)] - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. Rapporteur: Mihai Ţurcanu (A8-0270/2017)

Mihai Ţurcanu introduced the report.

The following spoke: Elisabetta Gardini (rapporteur for the opinion of the ENVI Committee) and Jan Huitema (rapporteur for the opinion of the AGRI Committee).

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Jarosław Wałęsa (rapporteur for the opinion of the INTA Committee), Pilar Ayuso, on behalf of the PPE Group, Marc Tarabella, on behalf of the S&D Group, Edward Czesak, on behalf of the ECR Group, Kaja Kallas, on behalf of the ALDE Group, Maria Lidia Senra Rodríguez, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Bas Eickhout, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, John Stuart Agnew, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Mylène Troszczynski, on behalf of the ENF Group, Mairead McGuinness, Nicola Danti, Daniel Dalton, Fredrick Federley, João Ferreira, Martin Häusling and Eleonora Evi.

IN THE CHAIR: Ioan Mircea PAŞCU
Vice-President

The following spoke: Philippe Loiseau, Peter Jahr, Pavel Poc, Mark Demesmaeker, Ivan Jakovčić, Jiří Maštálka, Dariusz Rosati, Clara Eugenia Aguilera García, Jadwiga Wiśniewska, Angélique Delahaye, Catherine Stihler, Annie Schreijer-Pierik, Virginie Rozière, James Nicholson, Andrzej Grzyb, Paolo De Castro, Theodor Dumitru Stolojan, Tibor Szanyi, Esther Herranz García, Maria Grapini, José Inácio Faria and Massimo Paolucci.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Cristian-Silviu Buşoi, Nicola Caputo and Notis Marias.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos and Mihai Ţurcanu.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 24.10.2017, item 5.7.


18. Criminal acts and penalties in the field of illicit drug trafficking ***II - Information exchange on, and an early warning system and risk assessment procedure for, new psychoactive substances *** I (debate)

Recommendation for second reading on the Council position at first reading with a view to the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA in order to include new psychoactive substances in the definition of 'drug' and repealing Council Decision 2005/387/JHA [10537/1/2017 - C8-0325/2017 - 2013/0304(COD)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio (A8-0317/2017)

Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1920/2006 as regards information exchange, early warning system and risk assessment procedure on new psychoactive substances [COM(2016)0547 - C8-0351/2016 - 2016/0261(COD)] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Michał Boni (A8-0359/2016)

Michał Boni and Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio introduced the report and the recommendation for second reading.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos (Member of the Commission).

The following spoke: Cristian-Silviu Buşoi (rapporteur for the opinion of the ENVI Committee).

IN THE CHAIR: Ryszard CZARNECKI
Vice-President

The following spoke: Michaela Šojdrová, on behalf of the PPE Group, Anna Hedh, on behalf of the S&D Group, Helga Stevens, on behalf of the ECR Group, Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, on behalf of the ALDE Group, João Ferreira, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Bodil Valero, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Margot Parker, on behalf of the EFDD Group, Georgios Epitideios, non-attached Member, Elena Gentile, Ruža Tomašić, Tim Aker, Konstantinos Papadakis, Caterina Chinnici, Ignazio Corrao and Maria Grapini.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Nicola Caputo, Ivan Jakovčić, Luke Ming Flanagan and Eleftherios Synadinos.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio and Michał Boni.

The debate closed.

Vote: minutes of 24.10.2017, item 5.6 and minutes of 24.10.2017, item 5.8.


19. Legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest (short presentation)

Report on legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest when disclosing the confidential information of companies and public bodies [2016/2224(INI)] - Committee on Legal Affairs. Rapporteur: Virginie Rozière (A8-0295/2017)

Virginie Rozière made the presentation.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Michaela Šojdrová, Julie Ward, Notis Marias, Ivan Jakovčić, Luke Ming Flanagan, Nicola Caputo, Molly Scott Cato, Caterina Chinnici, Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Pirkko Ruohonen-Lerner, Ruža Tomašić and Georgios Epitideios.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos (Member of the Commission).

The item closed.

Vote: minutes of 24.10.2017, item 5.17.


20. Minimum income policies as a tool for fighting poverty (short presentation)

Report on minimum income policies as a tool for fighting poverty [2016/2270(INI)] - Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Rapporteur: Laura Agea (A8-0292/2017)

Laura Agea made the presentation.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Michaela Šojdrová, Nicola Caputo, Notis Marias, Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, João Pimenta Lopes, Wajid Khan, Georgios Epitideios, Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto, José Inácio Faria, Sotirios Zarianopoulos and Ruža Tomašić.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos (Member of the Commission).

IN THE CHAIR: Pavel TELIČKA
Vice-President

The item closed.

Vote: minutes of 24.10.2017, item 5.18.


21. Control of spending and monitoring of EU Youth Guarantee schemes cost-effectiveness (short presentation)

Report on control of spending and monitoring of EU Youth Guarantee schemes’ cost-effectiveness [2016/2242(INI)] - Committee on Budgetary Control. Rapporteur: Derek Vaughan (A8-0296/2017)

Derek Vaughan made the presentation.

The following spoke under the catch-the-eye procedure: Michaela Šojdrová, Csaba Sógor, Nicola Caputo, Notis Marias, Ruža Tomašić, Arne Gericke, Bronis Ropė, Marco Valli and Konstantinos Papadakis.

The following spoke: Dimitris Avramopoulos (Member of the Commission)

The item closed.

Vote: minutes of 24.10.2017, item 5.5.


22. One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

In accordance with Rule 163, the following Members who wished to draw the attention of Parliament to matters of political importance spoke for one minute:

Dariusz Rosati, Costas Mavrides, Notis Marias, Jozo Radoš, Maria Lidia Senra Rodríguez, Josep-Maria Terricabras, Ignazio Corrao, Sotirios Zarianopoulos, Ivan Štefanec, Anna Záborská, Jonás Fernández, Alex Mayer, Marek Jurek, Jasenko Selimovic, Matt Carthy, Deirdre Clune, Lívia Járóka, Rory Palmer, Catherine Stihler, Ivan Jakovčić, João Ferreira, José Inácio Faria, Csaba Sógor, Mairead McGuinness, Nicola Caputo, Claudiu Ciprian Tănăsescu, Julie Ward, Patrick Le Hyaric, Jordi Solé and Konstantinos Papadakis.


23. Agenda of the next sitting

The agenda of the next day's sitting had been established ('Agenda' PE 611.536/OJMA).


24. Closure of the sitting

The sitting closed at 22.04.

Klaus Welle

Mairead McGuinness

Secretary-General

Vice-President


ATTENDANCE REGISTER

Present:

Ademov, Adinolfi, Agea, Agnew, Aguilera García, Aiuto, Aker, Albrecht, Ali, Alliot-Marie, Anderson Lucy, Annemans, Arena, Arnautu, Arnott, Arthuis, Ashworth, Assis, Auken, Auštrevičius, Ayala Sender, Ayuso, van Baalen, Bach, Balas, Balčytis, Balczó, Balz, Barekov, Bashir, Batten, Bay, Bearder, Becker, Beghin, Belder, Bendtsen, Benifei, Beňová, Berès, Bergeron, Bettini, Bilbao Barandica, Bilde, Bizzotto, Blanco López, Blinkevičiūtė, Bocskor, Böge, Bonafè, Boni, Borghezio, Borrelli, Borzan, Boştinaru, Bové, Bresso, Briano, Briois, Brok, Buchner, Buda, Bullmann, Bullock, Buşoi, Cabezón Ruiz, Cadec, Calvet Chambon, van de Camp, Campbell Bannerman, Caputo, Carthy, Carver, Casa, Caspary, Castaldo, del Castillo Vera, Cavada, Charanzová, Chauprade, Childers, Chinnici, Chountis, Christensen, Christoforou, Chrysogonos, Cicu, Cirio, Clune, Coburn, Coelho, Collin-Langen, Comi, Corbett, Cornillet, Corrao, Couso Permuy, Czarnecki, Czesak, van Dalen, Dalli, Dalton, Dalunde, D'Amato, Dance, Dăncilă, Danti, (The Earl of) Dartmouth, De Castro, Delahaye, Deli, Delli, Delvaux, Demesmaeker, De Monte, Denanot, Deprez, Deß, Deva, Diaconu, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Dlabajová, Dodds, Dohrmann, Dorfmann, D'Ornano, Durand, Dzhambazki, Eck, Eickhout, Elissen, Engström, Epitideios, Erdős, Ernst, Ertug, Estaràs Ferragut, Etheridge, Evans, Evi, Fajon, Faria, Federley, Ferber, Fernandes, Fernández, Ferrand, Ferrara, Ferreira, Finch, Fjellner, Flack, Flanagan, Fleckenstein, Fontana, Forenza, Foster, Fotyga, Fountoulis, Fox, Freund, Frunzulică, Gahler, Gál, García Pérez, Gardini, Gasbarra, Gebhardt, Geier, Gentile, Gerbrandy, Gericke, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gierek, Gieseke, Gill Neena, Gill Nathan, Giménez Barbat, Giuffrida, Goerens, Gollnisch, Gomes, González Pons, Gosiewska, de Grandes Pascual, Grapini, Gräßle, Graswander-Hainz, Griesbeck, Griffin, Grigule-Pēterse, Grossetête, Grzyb, Gualtieri, Guerrero Salom, Guillaume, Guteland, Gutiérrez Prieto, Hadjigeorgiou, Halla-aho, Harkin, Harms, Häusling, Hautala, Hazekamp, Hedh, Henkel, Herranz García, Hetman, Heubuch, Hoc, Hohlmeier, Hökmark, Hölvényi, Honeyball, Hookem, Hortefeux, Howarth, Hudghton, Huitema, Hyusmenova, in 't Veld, Iturgaiz, Ivan, Iwaszkiewicz, Jaakonsaari, Jäätteenmäki, Jadot, Jahr, Jakovčić, Jalkh, James, Jamet, Járóka, Jáuregui Atondo, Jávor, Jazłowiecka, Ježek, Jiménez-Becerril Barrio, Joly, de Jong, Jongerius, Joulaud, Jurek, Kadenbach, Kaili, Kalinowski, Kallas, Kalniete, Kammerevert, Kappel, Karas, Kariņš, Karlsson, Karski, Kaufmann, Kefalogiannis, Kelam, Keller Jan, Keller Ska, Kelly, Khan, Kłosowski, Koch, Kofod, Kohlíček, Kohn, Kölmel, Konečná, Korwin-Mikke, Kósa, Köster, Köstinger, Kouloglou, Kouroumbashev, Kovács, Kovatchev, Krasnodębski, Krehl, Krupa, Kudrycka, Kuhn, Kuźmiuk, Kyllönen, Kyrkos, Kyrtsos, Kyuchyuk, Lamassoure, Lambert, Lange, Langen, Lauristin, Lavrilleux, Lebreton, Lechevalier, Legutko, Le Hyaric, Leinen, Lenaers, Lewandowski, Liese, Lins, Lochbihler, Loiseau, Løkkegaard, Loones, Lope Fontagné, López, López Aguilar, López Bermejo, López-Istúriz White, Lösing, Ludvigsson, Łukacijewska, Lunacek, Lundgren, Łybacka, McAllister, McClarkin, McGuinness, McIntyre, Macovei, Maletić, Malinov, Mamikins, Maňka, Mann, Marcellesi, Marias, Marinescu, Marinho e Pinto, Martin David, Martin Dominique, Martin Edouard, Martusciello, Maštálka, Matera, Mato, Matthews, Maurel, Mavrides, Mayer Georg, Mayer Alex, Mazuronis, Melior, Meszerics, Metsola, Michel, Michels, Mihaylova, Mikolášik, van Miltenburg, Mizzi, Mlinar, Mobarik, Moi, Moisă, Molnár, Monot, Monteiro de Aguiar, Montel, Moraes, Morano, Morgano, Morin-Chartier, Müller, Mureşan, Muselier, Nagy, Nekov, Neuser, Nica, Nicholson, Nicolai, Niebler, Niedermayer, Nilsson, Ní Riada, van Nistelrooij, Noichl, Novakov, Obermayr, O'Flynn, Omarjee, Ożóg, Pabriks, Paet, Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Paksas, Palmer, Panzeri, Paolucci, Papadakis Demetris, Papadakis Konstantinos, Papadimoulis, Parker, Paşcu, Pavel, Payne, Pedicini, Petersen, Petir, Picula, Piecha, Pieper, Pimenta Lopes, Piotrowski, Piri, Pirinski, Pitera, Plura, Poc, Poche, Polčák, Popa, Poręba, Pospíšil, Post, Preda, Preuß, Proust, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Radev, Radoš, Radtke, Rangel, Rebega, Reda, Reding, Regner, Reimon, Reintke, Revault d'Allonnes Bonnefoy, Ribeiro, Ries, Riquet, Rivasi, Rochefort, Rodrigues Liliana, Rodrigues Maria João, Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Rodust, Rolin, Ropė, Rosati, Rozière, Rübig, Ruohonen-Lerner, Saïfi, Sakorafa, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Salini, Salvini, Sander, Sant, dos Santos, Sârbu, Sargentini, Sassoli, Saudargas, Schaldemose, Schlein, Schmidt, Scholz, Schöpflin, Schreijer-Pierik, Schulze, Schuster, Schwab, Scott Cato, Sehnalová, Selimovic, Senra Rodríguez, Sernagiotto, Serrão Santos, Siekierski, Silva Pereira, Simon Peter, Simon Siôn, Sippel, Škripek, Škrlec, Smith, Smolková, Sógor, Šojdrová, Solé, Šoltes, Sommer, Sonneborn, Spinelli, Staes, Starbatty, Štefanec, Steinruck, Štětina, Stevens, Stihler, Stolojan, Stuger, Šuica, Sulík, Šulin, Svoboda, Sylikiotis, Synadinos, Szájer, Szanyi, Szejnfeld, Tajani, Takkula, Tănăsescu, Tannock, Țapardel, Tarabella, Tarand, Telička, Terricabras, Thomas, Thun und Hohenstein, Toia, Tőkés, Tolić, Tomaševski, Tomašić, Torres Martínez, Torvalds, Trebesius, Tremosa i Balcells, Troszczynski, Trüpel, Ţurcanu, Ujazdowski, Ulvskog, Ungureanu, Urtasun, Urutchev, Vajgl, Valcárcel Siso, Vălean, Valenciano, Valero, Valli, Vallina, Vana, Van Bossuyt, Van Brempt, Vandenkendelaere, Van Orden, Vaughan, Vautmans, Väyrynen, Vergiat, Verheyen, Viegas, Vilimsky, Viotti, Virkkunen, Vistisen, Voigt, Voss, Vozemberg-Vrionidi, Wałęsa, Ward, Weber Renate, Weidenholzer, von Weizsäcker, Wenta, Werner, Wieland, Wierinck, Wikström, Winberg, Winkler Hermann, Wiśniewska, Wölken, Woolfe, Záborská, Zagorakis, Zanni, Zanonato, Zarianopoulos, Ždanoka, Zdechovský, Zdrojewski, Zeller, Zemke, Zijlstra, Zīle, Zimmer, Žitňanská, Złotowski, Zoffoli, Zorrinho, Zovko, Zver, Zwiefka

Excused:

Boutonnet, Cesa, Crowley, Händel, Hübner, Kyenge, Le Pen, Matias, Maydell, Punset, Seymour, Tamburrano, Żółtek

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