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Minutes
Monday, 21 October 2019 - Strasbourg

14. Order of business
CRE

The final draft agenda for the October II (PE 642.179/PDOJ) sittings had been distributed and the following changes had been proposed (Rule 158):

Monday

Request by the S&D Group to add, as the last item of business before the one-minute speeches on matters of political importance, a Commission statement on the 'Criminalisation of sexual education in Poland'. The debate would close with the tabling of proposals for resolutions, which would be put to the vote at the November I part-session.

The following spoke: Iratxe García Pérez, on behalf of the S&D Group, to move the request, and Kosma Złotowski, to oppose it.

Parliament approved the request by roll-call vote (339 for, 86 against, 9 abstentions).

Request by the PPE to add, as the last item of business before the one-minute speeches on matters of political importance, a Commission statement on 'Storms in Europe – particularly the heavy rains in Spain and of the hurricane in Azores (Portugal)'.

The following spoke: Isabel Benjumea Benjumea, on behalf of the PPE Group, to move the request, and Philippe Lamberts.

Parliament approved the request by roll-call vote (424 for, 9 against, 4 abstentions).

Request by the GUE/NGL Group to add, as the third item of business in the afternoon, a Commission statement on 'Chilean Government repression of the public mobilisation against austerity and the role of the Chilean army'.

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

Parliament rejected the request by roll-call vote (106 for, 293 against, 38 abstentions).

The President proposed, with the agreement of the political groups, that the sitting be extended to 23.00. Parliament approved the extension.

Tuesday

Request by the Verts/ALE Group to add, as the fourth item of business in the afternoon, Council and Commission statements on 'The situation in Catalonia following the sentencing of the Catalan political and social leaders'.

The following spoke: Philippe Lamberts, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, to move the request, and Javier Moreno Sánchez to oppose it.

The following spoke: Matt Carthy to request an electronic vote (the President agreed to the request).

Parliament rejected the request by electronic vote (118 in favour, 299 against, 21 abstentions).

Request by the GUE/NGL Group to add, as the sixth item of business, after the Council and Commission statements on the 'State of play of the disclosure of income tax information by certain undertakings and branches - public country-by-country reporting' (item 36 on the draft agenda), Council and Commission statements on the 'Situation of migrants in Bosnia, particularly in Bihac'.

The following spoke: Cornelia Ernst, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, to move the request, and Tineke Strik, to oppose it.

Parliament rejected the request by roll-call vote (109 for, 301 against, 21 abstentions).

Wednesday

Request by the Verts/ALE Group to close the debate on 'Opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania' (item 43 on the draft agenda) with the tabling of proposals for resolutions to be put to the vote on Thursday.

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

Parliament approved the request.

Request by the GUE/NGL Group to close the debate on the Council and Commission statements on the 'High-level UN political declaration on Universal Health Coverage' (item 31 on the draft agenda) with the tabling of proposals for resolutions to be put to the vote during the November I part-session.

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

Parliament rejected the request.

Request by the ID Group to add Council and Commission statements on 'The persecution of Christians in Algeria', before the Council and Commission statements on 'Opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania (item 43 on the draft agenda.

The following spoke: Jérôme Rivière, on behalf of the ID Group, to move the request.

Parliament rejected the request by roll-call vote (205 for, 222 against, 14 abstentions).

Thursday

Request by the PPE Group to remove from the agenda the debate on 'Uganda, notably the proposed bill to impose capital punishment of homosexual acts' (item 37 on the draft agenda).

The following spoke: Michael Gahler, on behalf of the PPE Group, to move the request, and Kati Piri, to oppose it.

Parliament rejected the request by electronic vote (163 in favour, 235 against, 41 abstentions).

The following spoke: Kati Piri, on behalf of the S&D Group, to request that title of the debate be changed to 'Situation of LGBTI persons in Uganda'.

Parliament approved the request.

Request by the Renew Group to bring forward to Wednesday the vote on the two objections lodged under Rule 112 (items 34 and 29 on the draft agenda).

The following spoke: Martin Hojsík, on behalf of the Renew Group, to move the request and propose that only the objection in relation to honeybees be brought forward to Wednesday's voting time because it required a majority of Parliament's component members, Peter Liese and Nils Torvalds.

Parliament approved the request as amended.

Request by a number of Members reaching at least the low threshold and the ECR Group to include on the afternoon's agenda an oral question on the 'Functioning of the internal market'.

The following spoke: Kosma Złotowski, on behalf of the ECR Group, to move the request, and Johan Danielsson, to oppose it.

Parliament rejected the request by electronic vote (173 in favour, 238 against, 25 abstentions).

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The following spoke: Alessandro Panza.

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The order of business was thus established.

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