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Monday, 14 December 2020 - Brussels

18. Order of business

The final draft agenda for the December 2020 (PE 662.276/PDOJ) sittings had been distributed and the following changes had been proposed (Rule 158):

The President announced that he had received five requests for urgent procedure to be applied (Rule 163) for the adoption of the following files during the part-session:

– Certain aspects of railway safety and connectivity with regard to the Channel Tunnel (2020/0347(COD)) – TRAN Committee (Item 82 on the final draft agenda);

– Basic road freight and road passenger connectivity at the end of the transition period with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union (2020/0362(COD) – TRAN Committee;

– Air connectivity following the end of the transition period with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union (2020/0363(COD)) – TRAN Committee;

– Aviation safety at the end of the transition period with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union (2020/0364(COD)) – TRAN Committee;

– Fishing authorisations for Union fishing vessels in United Kingdom waters and fishing operations of United Kingdom fishing vessels in Union waters (2020/0366(COD)) – PECH Committee.

The President also announced that the first request would be put to the vote during that day’s voting session. The other four requests would be put to the vote on Tuesday.

The President announced, furthermore, that no proposals for rejection or amendments had been tabled under Rules 67 and 68 on the following Council position at first reading:

– Framework for the recovery and resolution of central counterparties (Item 159 on the final draft agenda).

The proposed act was therefore deemed adopted (P9_TA(2020)0338).
((Voting record: ‘Results of Votes’ of 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 December 2020, Item 1)

Having consulted the political groups, the President proposed the following changes to the final draft agenda:

Friday

The first voting session would be open from 9.30 to 10.45.
The results of the first voting session would be announced at 13.00.

The second voting session would be open from 13.30 to 14.45.
The results of the second voting session would be announced at 17.00.

Parliament agreed to the proposals.

The President pointed out that the votes would be spread over the various voting sessions depending on the number of amendments and requests for split and separate votes. Information on the manner in which the votes would be spread over the various voting sessions was available on Parliament’s website under ‘Priority information and documents’.

The order of business was thus established.

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