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Minutes
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 - Brussels

15. Order of business
CRE

The final draft agenda for the January II 2020 (PE 646.752/PDOJ) sittings had been distributed.

Following consultations with the political groups, the President proposed the following amendments (Rule 158):

Wednesday

Statements by the Council and the Commission on the coronavirus outbreak would be added as the first item on the agenda for that evening. The sitting would be extended until midnight.

Thursday

The following items would be added to voting time:
-
Objection pursuant to Rule 111(3): Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures - titanium dioxide;
- two reports by
Irene Tinagli on the Appointment of a member of the Single Resolution Board;
- the report by
Irene Tinagli on the Appointment of the Vice-Chair of the Single Resolution Board;
- the report by
Irene Tinagli on the Appointment of the Executive Director of the European Banking Authority (EBA);
- the report by
Lucy Nethsingha on the Verification of credentials.

Parliament agreed to the proposals.

The deadlines regarding Lucy Nethsingha's report on the Verification of credentials had been set as follows:
- amendments: Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 18.00.
- requests for separate votes and split votes: Wednesday 29 January 2020 at 21.00.

The President had received the following requests for amendments:

Wednesday

Request from the GUE/NGL Group for the title of the Commission statement on the 'EU strategy for mobility and transport: measures needed by 2030 and beyond' to be amended to 'EU strategy for sustainable mobility and transport: measures needed until 2030 and beyond'.

The following spoke: Elena Kountoura, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, who moved the request, and Barbara Thaler, against the request.

Parliament agreed to the request by electronic vote (263 in favour, 202 against, 8 abstentions).

Request from the ID Group to remove from the agenda the debate on India's Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 (item 16 on the final draft agenda).

The following spoke: Thierry Mariani, on behalf of the ID Group, who moved the request, Michael Gahler, who, on behalf of the PPE Group, proposed that the vote on the resolution on India's Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 be postponed until the March II 2020 part-session, and Shaffaq Mohammed, against the ID Group's request.

Parliament rejected the request by roll-call vote (111 for, 356 against, 12 abstentions).

Request from the PPE Group to postpone the vote on the resolution on India's Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 until the March II 2020 part-session.

The following spoke: Scott Ainslie, against the request.

Parliament agreed to the request by electronic vote (271 in favour, 199 against, 13 abstentions).

Request from the GUE/NGL Group to include, as the fourth item on the agenda for the afternoon, a statement by the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the situation in Brazil regarding the proceedings against the American-Brazilian journalist Glenn Greenwald.

The following spoke: Clare Daly, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, who moved the request, and Kati Piri, against the request.

Parliament rejected the request by roll-call vote (141 for, 313 against, 28 abstentions).

Thursday

Request from the S&D Group to place on the agenda, as the second point on the morning agenda, a Commission statement on the Proposed changes in the Romanian electoral law.

The following spoke: Simona Bonafè, on behalf of the S&D Group, who moved the request, and Esteban González Pons, against the request.

Parliament rejected the request by roll-call vote (136 for, 302 against, 31 abstentions).

Request from the Verts/ALE Group to place on the agenda, as the second item, a Commission statement on the EU response to devastation following floods in Spain.

The following spoke: Diana Riba i Giner, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, who moved the request.

Parliament agreed to the request by electronic vote (354 in favour, 72 against, 26 abstentions).

The order of business was thus established.

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The following spoke: Sergey Lagodinsky (the President gave explanations).

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