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Minutes
Monday, 15 April 2019 - Strasbourg

13. Order of business
CRE

The final draft agenda for the April II 2019 (PE 637.987/PDOJ) sittings had been distributed and the following changes had been proposed (Rule 149a):

Tuesday

In agreement with the political groups, the President proposed that the statements by the Council and Commission on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union be brought forward from Wednesday morning to Tuesday morning, as the first item on the agenda (item 129, PDOJ).

Parliament agreed to the proposal.

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The following spoke: Thomas Waitz.

Monday

Request from the ECR Group to enter on the agenda, before the one-minute speeches, a statement from the Commission on recognition of the Pontic Greek genocide 1914-1923. The debate would be wound up with the tabling of motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Notis Marias, on behalf of the ECR Group, to move the request.

Parliament rejected the request by roll-call vote (79 for, 199 against, 18 abstentions).

Request from the GUE/NGL Group to enter on the agenda, in conjunction with the report by Virginie Rozière on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law (A8-0398/2018)(item 55/PDOJ), statements from the Council and the Commission on threats to the rights and integrity of whistle-blowers: the case of Julian Assange.

The following spoke Estefanía Torres Martínez, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, to move the request, Eva Joly, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, to request that the case of Julian Assange form the subject of a separate debate on the Tuesday morning, and Javier Nart, against the GUE/NGL Group request.

Parliament rejected the request by roll-call vote (40 for, 260 against, 12 abstentions).

Tuesday

Request from the PPE Group to take off the agenda the vote on the report by Ingeborg Grässle on OLAF investigations and cooperation with the European Public Prosecutor's Office (A8-0179/2019) (item 16/PDOJ).

The following spoke Ingeborg Gräßle, on behalf of the PPE Group, to move the request, and Arndt Kohn, against the request.

Parliament rejected the request by roll-call vote (128 for, 178 against, 10 abstentions).

Request from the GUE/NGL Group to enter on the agenda, as the third point in the afternoon, a statement by the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the recognition by the United States of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory and the possible annexation of Israel's West Bank settlements.

The following spoke: Marisa Matias, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, to move the request.

Parliament approved the request by roll-call vote (168 for, 135 against, 6 abstentions).

Request from the GUE/NGL Group to enter on the agenda a statement from the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the situation in Sudan, without the tabling of motions for resolutions.

The following spoke João Pimenta Lopes, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, to move the request, and Victor Boştinaru, against the request.

Parliament approved the request.

Request from the Verts/ALE Group to enter on the agenda statements from the Council and the Commission on the possible extradition of Julian Assange.

Parliament agreed to the request by electronic vote (140 in favour, 123 against, 40 abstentions).

Wednesday

Request from the S&D Group to enter on the agenda, as the first item, a debate on the report by Guillaume Balas on the coordination pf social security systems (A8-0386/2018).

The following spoke Maria João Rodrigues, on behalf of the S&D Group, to move the request, Sven Schulze, against the request, Guillaume Balas and Gabriele Zimmer, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group.

Parliament approved the request by roll-call vote (151 for, 148 against, 5 abstentions).

The sitting would therefore start at 8.30.

The tabling deadlines would be:

for amendments: Tuesday 16 April 2019 at 10.00.

for requests for separate votes and split votes: Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 16.00.

The vote would take place on Thursday.

Request from the EFDD Group to enter on the agenda statements by the Council and Commission on universal digital identity: a fundamental right for all European citizens. The debate would be wound up with the tabling of motions for resolutions, which would be put to the vote on Thursday.

The following spoke: Fabio Massimo Castaldo, on behalf of the EFDD Group, to move the request.

Parliament rejected the request by roll-call vote (20 for, 249 against, 18 abstentions).

Thursday

No changes.

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The order of business was thus established.

The following spoke: Anna Maria Corazza Bildt

IN THE CHAIR: Lívia JÁRÓKA
Vice-President

The following spoke: Virginie Rozière.

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