Index 
Minutes
Thursday, 13 December 2007 - StrasbourgFinal edition
1. Opening of sitting
 2. Action taken on Parliament's resolutions
 3. Tenth anniversary of the mine ban treaty (Ottawa Convention) (motions for resolutions tabled)
 4. Textiles (debate)
 5. Economic and trade relations with Korea (debate)
 6. Voting time
  6.1. Draft general budget 2008 as modified by the Council (all sections) (vote)
  6.2. Draft general budget 2008 as modified by the Council (all sections) (vote)
  6.3. EC/Montenegro: Stabilisation and Association Agreement *** (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.4. Cooperation between the Fundamental Rights Agency and the Council of Europe * (Rule 131) (vote)
  6.5. Ovine and caprine animals: electronic identification * (vote)
  6.6. Maintenance obligations * (vote)
  6.7. Tenth anniversary of the mine ban treaty (Ottawa Convention) (vote)
  6.8. EU-China summit - EU-China human rights dialogue (vote)
  6.9. Combating the rise of extremism in Europe (vote)
  6.10. Montenegro (vote)
  6.11. Shipping disaster in the Sea of Asov/Black Sea and the subsequent oil pollution (vote)
  6.12. Deposit-guarantee schemes (vote)
  6.13. Asset management II (vote)
  6.14. Textiles (vote)
  6.15. Economic and trade relations with Korea (vote)
 7. Calendar of part-sessions
 8. Explanations of vote
 9. Corrections to votes and voting intentions
 10. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting
 11. Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (debate)
  11.1. Eastern Chad
  11.2. Women's rights in Saudi Arabia
  11.3. Justice for 'comfort women'
 12. Voting time
  12.1. Eastern Chad (vote)
  12.2. Women's rights in Saudi Arabia (vote)
  12.3. Justice for 'comfort women' (vote)
 13. Corrections to votes and voting intentions
 14. Membership of committees and delegations
 15. Decisions concerning certain documents
 16. Transfers of appropriations
 17. Written declarations entered in the register (Rule 116)
 18. Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting
 19. Dates for next sittings
 20. Adjournment of the session


IN THE CHAIR: Luigi COCILOVO
Vice-President

1.  Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 10.00.

The following spoke: Richard Corbett , who, referring to the incidents of the previous day in the Chamber during the signing of the Charter of Fundamental Rights ( Minutes of 12.12.2007, Item 4 ) , called on the President of Parliament and the Conference of Presidents to consider the possibility of imposing sanctions under Rule 147 (the President replied that this request would be followed up).

The following spoke along the same lines: Joseph Daul , who condemned the conduct of certain Members towards the ushers, and Christopher Beazley (the President took note of these comments and gave an assurance that they would be taken into account).


2.  Action taken on Parliament's resolutions

The Commission communication on the action taken on the resolutions adopted by Parliament during the September I part-session had been distributed.


3.  Tenth anniversary of the mine ban treaty (Ottawa Convention) (motions for resolutions tabled)

The debate had been held on 10.12.2007 ( Minutes of 10.12.2007, Item 22 ) .

Motions for a resolution to wind up the debate tabled pursuant to Rule 103(2):

- Angelika Beer , Raül Romeva i Rueda , Frithjof Schmidt , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group , on the 10th anniversary of the 1997 Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (B6-0518/2007 ) ,

- José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra , Stefano Zappalà and Geoffrey Van Orden , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group , on the 10th anniversary of the 1997 Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (B6-0520/2007 )

- Josep Borrell Fontelles , Alain Hutchinson , Ana Maria Gomes , Glenys Kinnock and Thijs Berman , on behalf of the PSE Group , on the 10th anniversary of the 1997 Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (B6-0521/2007 )

- Luisa Morgantini , Tobias Pflüger , Adamos Adamou , Kyriacos Triantaphyllides , Gabriele Zimmer and André Brie , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group , on the 10th anniversary of the 1997 Ottawa Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (B6-0522/2007 )

- Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis , Brian Crowley , Ewa Tomaszewska and Adam Bielan , on behalf of the UEN Group , on the 10th anniversary of the Ottawa Convention of 1997 on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (B6-0523/2007 ) ;

- Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck , Johan Van Hecke , Danutė Budreikaitė , Marios Matsakis and Elizabeth Lynne , on behalf of the ALDE Group , on the 10th anniversary of the Ottawa Convention of 1997 on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (B6-0524/2007 ) .

Vote: Minutes of 13.12.2007, Item 6.7 .


4.  Textiles (debate)

Oral question (O-0077/2007 ) by Pedro Guerreiro , Jacky Hénin , Roberto Musacchio , Marco Rizzo , Ilda Figueiredo and Helmuth Markov , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group to the Commission: Expiry of the Memorandum of Understanding between the EU and China on imports of certain textile and clothing products (B6-0388/2007 )

Oral question (O-0074/2007 ) by Gianluca Susta , Ignasi Guardans Cambó and Johan Van Hecke , on behalf of the ALDE Group , Robert Sturdy , Tokia Saïfi , Georgios Papastamkos and Vasco Graça Moura , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group , Erika Mann , Glyn Ford , Kader Arif and Elisa Ferreira , on behalf of the PSE Group , Cristiana Muscardini and Eugenijus Maldeikis , on behalf of the UEN Group , Caroline Lucas and Alain Lipietz , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group , to the Commission: Textiles (B6-0383/2007 )

Patrizia Toia (deputising for the author), Tokia Saïfi , Kader Arif , Cristiana Muscardini and Caroline Lucas moved the oral question (B6-0383/2007 ) .

Pedro Guerreiro moved the oral question (B6-0388/2007 ) .

Peter Mandelson (Member of the Commission) answered the oral questions.

The following spoke: Robert Sturdy , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Harald Ettl , on behalf of the PSE Group, Ignasi Guardans Cambó , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Ryszard Czarnecki , on behalf of the UEN Group, Bastiaan Belder , on behalf of the IND/DEM Group, Luca Romagnoli , Non-attached Member, Georgios Papastamkos , Joan Calabuig Rull , Johan Van Hecke , Vasco Graça Moura , Stavros Arnaoutakis , Anne Laperrouze , Ivo Belet and Peter Mandelson .

Motions for a resolution to wind up the debate tabled pursuant to Rule 108(5):

- Tokia Saïfi , Robert Sturdy , Georgios Papastamkos , Vasco Graça Moura and Daniel Caspary , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group , on textiles (B6-0495/2007 ) ;

- Gianluca Susta , on behalf of the ALDE Group , on textiles (B6-0496/2007 ) ;

- Kader Arif , Anne Ferreira , Glyn Ford , Erika Mann and Joan Calabuig Rull , on behalf of the PSE Group , on the future of the European textile sector in 2008 (B6-0505/2007 ) ;

- Cristiana Muscardini , Eugenijus Maldeikis , Roberta Angelilli and Ryszard Czarnecki , on behalf of the UEN Group , on textiles (B6-0507/2007 ) ;

- Caroline Lucas and Pierre Jonckheer , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group , on textiles (B6-0509/2007 ) ;

- Pedro Guerreiro , Helmuth Markov , Jacky Hénin , Roberto Musacchio , Marco Rizzo , Willy Meyer Pleite and Ilda Figueiredo , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group , on textiles and clothing (B6-0510/2007 ) .

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 13.12.2007, Item 6.14 .


5.  Economic and trade relations with Korea (debate)

Report on economic and trade relations with Korea [2007/2186(INI) ] - Committee on International Trade. Rapporteur: David Martin (A6-0463/2007 )

David Martin introduced the report.

The following spoke: Peter Mandelson (Member of the Commission) .

The following spoke: Werner Langen (draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee), Peter Šťastný , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Erika Mann , on behalf of the PSE Group, Ignasi Guardans Cambó , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Zbigniew Krzysztof Kuźmiuk , on behalf of the UEN Group, Caroline Lucas , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Philip Claeys , Non-attached Member, Hubert Pirker , Kader Arif , Bogusław Rogalski , Glyn Ford and Peter Mandelson .

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 13.12.2007, Item 6.15 .


IN THE CHAIR: Gérard ONESTA
Vice-President

6.  Voting time

Details of voting (amendments, separate and split votes, etc.) appear in the 'Results of votes' annex to the Minutes.

The following spoke: Martin Schulz , on behalf of the PSE Group , who referred to the incidents that had occurred in the Chamber the previous day during the signing of the Charter of Fundamental Rights ( Minutes of 12.12.2007, Item 4 ) ; he strongly condemned the conduct of certain Members towards the ushers who, he said , had been physically and verbally attacked, and sanctions to be imposed; he also asked that the UEN Group, which had not apologised officially for these incidents, withdraw its signature from the joint motions for resolutions to be voted on. The following spoke: Joseph Daul , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group , who also referred to the previous day's events and recalled his words of that morning regarding aggression against the ushers ( Minutes of 13.12.2007, Item 1 ) , and Cristiana Muscardini , on behalf of the UEN Group , on the remarks made by Martin Schulz .

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The following spoke: José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra , who condemned the terrorist attack carried out the previous day in Beirut and expressed his solidarity with Lebanon (the President expressed his agreement and the solidarity of the House), and Hubert Pirker , on a technical question.


6.1.  Draft general budget 2008 as modified by the Council (all sections) (vote)

Draft amendments to the general budget, as modified by the Council.

(Qualified majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 1)

The following spoke: Kyösti Virrankoski (general rapporteur on the budget), who tabled the following technical modifications:

'1. In heading 1a, commitment appropriations are adjusted as follows:

Amendment 335:

06 02 09 01: EUR 7 460 000

06 02 09 02: EUR 3 100 000

08 07 01: EUR 348 922 000

Amendment 331:

02 02 01: EUR 126 300 000

Amendment 69:

06 03 03: EUR 955 852 600

2. In heading 1b, in order to meet the overall level of payments agreed at the conciliation, payment appropriations are modified on lines:

Amendment 27:

04 02 17: EUR 3 823 198 181

Amendment 140:

13 03 16: EUR 10 606 637 496

Amendment 141:

13 03 18: EUR 2 540 832 078

3. A number of technical/nomenclature changes will be made, mainly as regards pilot projects and preparatory actions. These changes have been presented to the President of Parliament. These modifications do not change any figures, nor do they change any multiannual financial framework classifications.'

Parliament approved these technical modifications.

Amendments adopted can be found in the 'Texts adopted' annex.

After having welcomed the opening of the summit in Lisbon on that day, Emanuel Santos (President-in-Office of the Council) made the following statement:

'Today you have carried out the second reading of the 2007 budget, the last stage in a long process of negotiations that have now come to a successful conclusion. I am pleased to see that the agreement reached by our two institutions at the consultation meeting of 23 November has been taken into account in its entirety and that all the proposals we made on that date have been included in the 2008 draft budget.

In line with the procedure, I announce that the Council can accept the maximum rate of increase resulting from the vote that has just taken place at second reading. A number of minor modifications still need to be made regarding classification of expenditure, however, and the Council reserves its right to do so.'

The President made the following statement:

'I note that the budgetary procedure went ahead in accordance with the Treaty and the Interinstitutional Agreement of 17 May 2006, and that, pursuant to Article 13 of that Agreement, the Council and Parliament have established that they agree on the maximum rate of increase for non-compulsory expenditure resulting from Parliament's second reading. The budgetary procedure can thus be deemed closed and the budget is declared definitively adopted'.

The President stated that the budget for the 2008 financial year would be signed officially at the plenary sitting in Brussels on 18.12.07.


6.2.  Draft general budget 2008 as modified by the Council (all sections) (vote)

Report on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2008 as modified by the Council (all sections) (15717/2007 – C6-0436/2007 – 2007/2019(BUD)2007/2019B(BUD) )
and Letters of amendment Nos 1/2008 (13659/2007 - C6-0341/2007 ) and 2/2008 (15716/2007 - C6-0435/2007 ) to the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2008
Section I, European Parliament
Section II, Council
Section III, Commission
Section IV, Court of Justice
Section V, Court of Auditors
Section VI, European Economic and Social Committee
Section VII, Committee of the Regions
Section VIII, European Ombudsman
Section IX, European Data Protection Supervisor – Committee on Budgets - Committee on Budgets. Co-rapporteurs: Kyösti Virrankoski and Ville Itälä (A6-0492/2007 )

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 2)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0616 )


6.3.  EC/Montenegro: Stabilisation and Association Agreement *** (Rule 131) (vote)

Recommendation on the proposal for a Council and Commission decision on the conclusion of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Montenegro, of the other part [COM(2007)0350 - C6-0463/2007 - 2007/0123(AVC) ] - Committee on Foreign Affairs. Rapporteur: Marcello Vernola (A6-0498/2007 )

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 3)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote (P6_TA(2007)0617 )

Parliament thereby gave its assent.


6.4.  Cooperation between the Fundamental Rights Agency and the Council of Europe * (Rule 131) (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council decision relating to the conclusion of an Agreement between the European Community and the Council of Europe on cooperation between the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Council of Europe [COM(2007)0478 - C6-0311/2007 - 2007/0173(CNS) ] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Adamos Adamou (A6-0443/2007 )

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 4)

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted by single vote ( P6_TA(2007)0618 )


6.5.  Ovine and caprine animals: electronic identification * (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 21/2004 as regards the date of introduction of electronic identification for ovine and caprine animals [COM(2007)0710 - C6-0448/2007 - 2007/0244(CNS) ] - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. Rapporteur: Friedrich-Wilhelm Graefe zu Baringdorf (A6-0501/2007 )

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 5)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended ( P6_TA(2007)0619 )

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0619 )


6.6.  Maintenance obligations * (vote)

Report on the proposal for a Council regulation on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and cooperation in matters relating to maintenance obligations [COM(2005)0649 - C6-0079/2006 - 2005/0259(CNS) ] - Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. Rapporteur: Genowefa Grabowska (A6-0468/2007 )

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 6)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved as amended ( P6_TA(2007)0620 )

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0620 )


6.7.  Tenth anniversary of the mine ban treaty (Ottawa Convention) (vote)

Motions for resolution B6-0518/2007 , B6-0520/2007 , B6-0521/2007 , B6-0522/2007 , B6-0523/2007 and B6-0524/2007

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 7)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B6-0518/2007

(replacing B6-0518/2007 , B6-0520/2007 , B6-0521/2007 , B6-0522/2007 , B6-0523/2007 and B6-0524/2007 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Karl von Wogau , Geoffrey Van Orden and Stefano Zappalà , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group ,
Josep Borrell Fontelles , Alain Hutchinson , Ana Maria Gomes , Glenys Kinnock , Thijs Berman and Luis Yañez-Barnuevo García , on behalf of the PSE Group ,
Marios Matsakis and Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck , on behalf of the ALDE Group ,
Ryszard Czarnecki and Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis , on behalf of the UEN Group ,
Angelika Beer , Raül Romeva i Rueda and Frithjof Schmidt , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ,
Luisa Morgantini , Tobias Pflüger , Adamos Adamou , Kyriacos Triantaphyllides , Gabriele Zimmer and André Brie , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0621 )


6.8.  EU-China summit - EU-China human rights dialogue (vote)

Motions for resolution B6-0543/2007 , B6-0544/2007 , B6-0545/2007 , B6-0546/2007 , B6-0547/2007 and B6-0548/2007

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 8)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B6-0543/2007

(replacing B6-0543/2007 , B6-0544/2007 , B6-0545/2007 , B6-0546/2007 , B6-0547/2007 and B6-0548/2007 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Edward McMillan-Scott , Georg Jarzembowski , Tunne Kelam , Patrick Gaubert and Laima Liucija Andrikienė , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group ,
Hannes Swoboda , on behalf of the PSE Group ,
Dirk Sterckx and Marco Cappato , on behalf of the ALDE Group ,
Brian Crowley , on behalf of the UEN Group ,
Hélène Flautre , Raül Romeva i Rueda , Helga Trüpel , Eva Lichtenberger and Milan Horáček , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ,
Vittorio Agnoletto and Esko Seppänen , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group .

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0622 )

The following spoke: Toine Manders .


6.9.  Combating the rise of extremism in Europe (vote)

Motions for resolution B6-0512/2007 , B6-0515/2007 , B6-0516/2007 , B6-0517/2007 and B6-0519/2007

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 9)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B6-0512/2007

(replacing B6-0512/2007 , B6-0515/2007 , B6-0516/2007 , B6-0517/2007 and B6-0519/2007 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Henri Weber and Lívia Járóka , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group ,
Kristian Vigenin , Bárbara Dührkop Dührkop , Justas Vincas Paleckis and Csaba Sándor Tabajdi , on behalf of the PSE Group ,
Viktória Mohácsi , Alexander Alvaro and Ignasi Guardans Cambó , on behalf of the ALDE Group ,
Brian Crowley , on behalf of the UEN Group ,
Monica Frassoni , Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ,
Giusto Catania , Mary Lou McDonald and Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group .

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0623 )


6.10.  Montenegro (vote)

Motion for a resolution B6-0494/2007

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 10)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0624 )


6.11.  Shipping disaster in the Sea of Asov/Black Sea and the subsequent oil pollution (vote)

Motion for a resolution B6-0503/2007

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 11)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0625 )


6.12.  Deposit-guarantee schemes (vote)

Report on deposit-guarantee schemes [2007/2199(INI) ] - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Christian Ehler (A6-0448/2007 )

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 12)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0626 )


6.13.  Asset management II (vote)

Report on Asset Management II [2007/2200(INI) ] - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs. Rapporteur: Wolf Klinz (A6-0460/2007 )

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 13)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0627 )

The following spoke on the vote:

- Margarita Starkevičiūtė had moved an oral amendment to amendment 2, which was incorporated.


6.14.  Textiles (vote)

Motions for resolution B6-0495/2007 , B6-0496/2007 , B6-0505/2007 , B6-0507/2007 , B6-0509/2007 and B6-0510/2007

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 14)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B6-0495/2007

(replacing B6-0495/2007 , B6-0496/2007 , B6-0505/2007 , B6-0507/2007 , B6-0509/2007 and B6-0510/2007 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Robert Sturdy , Georgios Papastamkos , Vasco Graça Moura and Daniel Caspary , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group ,
Kader Arif , Elisa Ferreira , Glyn Ford , Erika Mann and Joan Calabuig Rull , on behalf of the PSE Group ,
Gianluca Susta , on behalf of the ALDE Group ,
Cristiana Muscardini , Eugenijus Maldeikis and Roberta Angelilli , on behalf of the UEN Group ,
Frithjof Schmidt and Pierre Jonckheer , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ,
Jacky Hénin , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0628 )

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On the occasion of the exit from office of Jean-Louis Bourlanges on 01.01.2008, the President thanked him for the work he had done in his term.


6.15.  Economic and trade relations with Korea (vote)

Report on economic and trade relations with Korea [2007/2186(INI) ] - Committee on International Trade. Rapporteur: David Martin (A6-0463/2007 )

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 15)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0629 )


7.  Calendar of part-sessions

The President announced that the plenary sitting of 18.12.2007 in Brussels would be held from 15.00 to 17.00.


8.  Explanations of vote

Written explanations of vote:

Explanations of vote submitted in writing under Rule 163(3) appear in the Verbatim Report of Proceedings for the sitting.

Oral explanations of vote:

EU-China summit - EU-China human rights dialogue (RC-B6-0543/2007 ): Zuzana Roithová and Frank Vanhecke

Combating the rise of extremism in Europe (RC-B6-0512/2007 ): Dimitar Stoyanov , Frank Vanhecke , Philip Claeys , Koenraad Dillen and Mogens N.J. Camre

Shipping disaster in the Sea of Asov/Black Sea and the subsequent oil pollution (B6-0503/2007 ): Miroslav Mikolášik

Textiles (RC-B6-0495/2007 ): Zuzana Roithová


9.  Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Corrections to votes and voting intentions appear on the 'Séance en direct' website under 'Votes'/'Results of votes'/ 'Roll-call votes'. They are published in hard copy in the 'Result of roll-call votes' annex.

The electronic version on Europarl will be regularly updated for a maximum of two weeks after the day of the vote concerned.

After the two-week deadline has passed, the list of corrections to votes and voting intentions will be finalised so that it can be translated and published in the Official Journal.


(The sitting was suspended at 12.50 and resumed at 15.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Rodi KRATSA-TSAGAROPOULOU
Vice-President

10.  Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


11.  Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law (debate)

(For the titles and authors of the motions for resolutions, see Minutes of 11.12.2007, Item 3 )


11.1.  Eastern Chad

Motions for resolution B6-0527/2007 , B6-0529/2007 , B6-0533/2007 , B6-0535/2007 , B6-0536/2007 and B6-0541/2007

Adam Bielan and Mary Lou McDonald introduced their motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Marios Matsakis on the electronic display system in the Chamber.

Colm Burke , Alain Hutchinson , Marios Matsakis and Raül Romeva i Rueda introduced their motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Bernd Posselt , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Toomas Savi , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Koenraad Dillen , Non-attached Member, Alain Hutchinson , to clarify his previous remarks, Geoffrey Van Orden and Günter Verheugen (Vice-President of the Commission).

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 13.12.2007, Item 12.1 .


11.2.  Women's rights in Saudi Arabia

Motions for resolution B6-0526/2007 , B6-0530/207 , B6-0532/2007 , B6-0534/2007 , B6-0537/2007 , B6-0539/2007 and B6-0540/2007

Adam Bielan , Eva-Britt Svensson , Charles Tannock , Marios Matsakis , Raül Romeva i Rueda and Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg introduced motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Paulo Casaca , on behalf of the PSE Group, Toomas Savi , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Koenraad Dillen , Non-attached Member, and Günter Verheugen (Vice-President of the Commission).

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 13.12.2007, Item 12.2 .


11.3.  Justice for 'comfort women'

Motions for resolution B6-0525/2007 , B6-0528/207 , B6-0531/2007 , B6-0538/2007 and B6-0542/2007

Raül Romeva i Rueda , Eva-Britt Svensson , Marcin Libicki , Sophia in 't Veld and Karin Scheele introduced motions for resolutions.

The following spoke: Laima Liucija Andrikienė , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Marios Matsakis , on behalf of the ALDE Group, Urszula Krupa , on behalf of the IND/DEM Group , and Günter Verheugen (Vice-President of the Commission) .

The debate closed.

Vote: Minutes of 13.12.2007, Item 12.3 .


12.  Voting time

Details of voting (amendments, separate and split votes, etc.) appear in the 'Results of votes' annex to the Minutes.


12.1.  Eastern Chad (vote)

Motions for resolution B6-0527/2007 , B6-0529/2007 , B6-0533/2007 , B6-0535/2007 , B6-0536/2007 and B6-0541/2007

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 16)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B6-0527/2007

(replacing B6-0527/2007 , B6-0533/2007 , B6-0535/2007 , B6-0536/2007 and B6-0541/2007 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Colm Burke , Charles Tannock , Alfonso Andria , Bernd Posselt , Eija-Riitta Korhola , Bogusław Sonik and Mario Mauro , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group ,

Pasqualina Napoletano , Josep Borrell Fontelles , Marie-Arlette Carlotti , Alain Hutchinson and Ana Maria Gomes , on behalf of the PSE Group

Thierry Cornillet and Marios Matsakis , on behalf of the ALDE Group ,

Ryszard Czarnecki , Hanna Foltyn-Kubicka , Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis , Marcin Libicki , Konrad Szymański and Adam Bielan , on behalf of the UEN Group ,

Raül Romeva i Rueda and Marie Anne Isler Béguin , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0630 )

(Motion for a resolution B6-0529/2007 fell.)


12.2.  Women's rights in Saudi Arabia (vote)

Motions for resolution B6-0526/2007 , B6-0530/2007 , B6-0534/2007 , B6-0537/2007 , B6-0539/2007 and B6-0540/2007

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 17)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B6-0526/2007

(replacing B6-0526/2007 , B6-0530/2007 , B6-0534/2007 , B6-0537/2007 , B6-0539/2007 and B6-0540/2007 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Avril Doyle , Charles Tannock , Laima Liucija Andrikienė , Bernd Posselt , Eija-Riitta Korhola and Colm Burke , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group ,

Pasqualina Napoletano , Lilli Gruber , Ana Maria Gomes and Elena Valenciano Martínez-Orozco , on behalf of the PSE Group ,

Marios Matsakis , Karin Riis-Jørgensen and Frédérique Ries , on behalf of the ALDE Group ,

Roberta Angelilli , Mogens N.J. Camre , Ryszard Czarnecki , Gintaras Didžiokas , Adam Bielan and Konrad Szymański , on behalf of the UEN Group ,

Raül Romeva i Rueda , Hiltrud Breyer , Jill Evans and Alyn Smith , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ,

Eva-Britt Svensson , Mary Lou McDonald and Tobias Pflüger , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0631 )


12.3.  Justice for 'comfort women' (vote)

Motions for resolution B6-0525/2007 , B6-0528/2007 , B6-0531/2007 , B6-0538/2007 and B6-0542/2007

(Simple majority)

(Voting record: 'Results of votes', Item 18)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC-B6-0525/2007

(replacing B6-0525/2007 , B6-0528/2007 , B6-0531/2007 , B6-0538/2007 and B6-0542/2007 ):

tabled by the following Members:

Georg Jarzembowski , Laima Liucija Andrikienė and Bernd Posselt , on behalf of the PPE-DE Group ,

Pasqualina Napoletano and Elena Valenciano Martínez-Orozco , on behalf of the PSE Group ,

Sophia in 't Veld and Marios Matsakis , on behalf of the ALDE Group ,

Jean Lambert , Raül Romeva i Rueda and Hiltrud Breyer , on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group ,

Eva-Britt Svensson , on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group

Adopted ( P6_TA(2007)0632 )

The following spoke:

- Charles Tannock on the vote on recital B;

- Laima Liucija Andrikienė , who moved an oral amendment to the title, Marios Matsakis , who endorsed the oral amendment. The amendment was incorporated;

- Sophia in 't Veld moved an oral amendment to paragraph 9, which was incorporated.


13.  Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Corrections to votes and voting intentions appear on the 'Séance en direct' website under 'Votes'/'Results of votes'/ 'Roll-call votes'. They are published in hard copy in the 'Result of roll-call votes' annex.

The electronic version on Europarl will be regularly updated for a maximum of two weeks after the day of the vote concerned.

After the two-week deadline has passed, the list of corrections to votes and voting intentions will be finalised so that it can be translated and published in the Official Journal.

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Zuzana Roithová had informed the Chair that her voting machine had not worked during the vote on paragraph 4 of the joint motion for a resolution on eastern Chad (RC-B6-0527/2007 ).


14.  Membership of committees and delegations

At the request of the PPE-DE, PSE and ALDE Groups, Parliament ratified the following appointments:

AFET Committee: Sorin Frunzăverde , Christian Rovsing

INTA Committee: Iuliu Winkler *

ECON Committee: Sebastian Valentin Bodu *

ITRE Committee: Dragoş Florin David *

IMCO Committee: Marian Zlotea *

REGI Committee: Petru Filip

AGRI Committee: Constantin Dumitriu

CULT Committee: Mihaela Popa

LIBE Committee: Rareş-Lucian Niculescu , Csaba Sógor

Subcommittee on Security and Defence: Cristian Silviu Buşoi *, Sorin Frunzăverde *

Delegation for relations with the Gulf States, including Yemen: Ramona Nicole Mănescu *

Delegation for relations with the United States: Daniel Dăianu to replace Cristian Silviu Buşoi *

Delegation for relations with the Andean Community: Renate Weber *

Delegation for relations with the countries of south-east Europe: Victor Boştinaru * to replace Rovana Plumb , Adina-Ioana Vălean *

Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee: Cătălin-Ioan Nechifor *

Delegation for relations with Israel: Titus Corlăţean *

Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union (including Libya): Adina-Ioana Vălean was no longer a member*

Delegation for relations with Mercosur: Rovana Plumb *

Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China: Cristian Silviu Buşoi *

Delegation for relations with India: Magor Imre Csibi *

Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly: Beniamino Donnici *

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These appointments would be deemed ratified if no objections were raised before the approval of these Minutes.


15.  Decisions concerning certain documents

Decision to draw up own-initiative reports

AFET Committee

- Commission's 2007 enlargement strategy paper (2007/2271(INI) )
(opinion: CULT)
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

- FYROM's 2007 progress report (2007/2268(INI) )
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

- Annual Report on Human Rights in the World 2007 and the EU's policy on the matter (2007/2274(INI) )
(opinion: DEVE)
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

- Turkey's 2007 progress report (2007/2269(INI) )
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

- Croatia' 2007 progress report (2007/2267(INI) )
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

LIBE Committee

- Missing persons in Cyprus - Follow-up to the European Parliament resolution of 15 March 2007 (2007/2280(INI) )
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

Authorisation to draw up own-initiative reports (Rule 45)

AFCO Committee

- The Treaty amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community (2007/2286(INI) )
(opinion: AFET, ENVI, ITRE, CONT, LIBE)
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

- Statute of the European Ombudsman (2006/2223(INI) )
(opinion: PETI)
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 07.12.2006)

ECON Committee

- Situation of the European economy: report on the Broad Economic Policy Guidelines for 2008 (2007/2275(INI) )
(opinion: FEMM)
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

- Green Paper on Retail Financial Services in the Single Market (2007/2287(INI) )
(opinion: JURI, IMCO)
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

ENVI Committee

- White Paper on Nutrition, Overweight and Obesity related health issues (2007/2285(INI) )
(opinion: FEMM, AGRI, IMCO)
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

- Green paper on better ship dismantling (2007/2279(INI) )
(opinion: EMPL, ITRE, TRAN)
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

IMCO Committee

- Protecting the Consumer: Improving consumer education and awareness on credit and finance (2007/2288(INI) )
(opinion: ECON)
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

Associated committees

ECON Committee

- Green Paper on Retail Financial Services in the Single Market (2007/2287(INI) )
(opinion: JURI)
Associated committees ECON, IMCO
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

IMCO Committee

- Protecting the Consumer: Improving consumer education and awareness on credit and finance (2007/2288(INI) )
Associated committees IMCO, ECON
(Following the Conference of Presidents' decision of 06.12.2007)

Referral to committees

AGRI Committee

- The Health Check on the CAP (2007/2195(INI) )
referred to responsible: AGRI
opinion: ENVI


16.  Transfers of appropriations

The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 37/2007 (C6-0361/2007 - SEC(2007)1072 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 41/2007 (C6-0399/2007 - SEC(2007)1250 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 42/2007 (C6-0400/2007 - SEC(2007)1251 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 43/2007 (C6-0401/2007 - SEC(2007)1252 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 44/2007 (C6-0414/2007 - SEC(2007)1253 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 45/2007 (C6-0402/2007 - SEC(2007)1254 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 47/2007 (C6-412/2007 - SEC(2007)1256 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 48/2007 (C6-0421/2007 - SEC(2007)1257 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 50/2007 (C6-0396/2007 - SEC(2007)1396 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 51/2007 (C6-0415/2007 - SEC(2007)1397 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 52/2007 (C6-0416/2007 - SEC(2007)1398 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 53/2007 (C6-0423/2007 - SEC(2007)1399 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 54/2007 (C6-0424/2007 - SEC(2007)2248 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 55/2007 (C6-0425/2007 - SEC(2007)1499 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.

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The Committee on Budgets had considered the Commission's proposal for transfer of appropriations DEC 56/2007 (C6-0426/2007 - SEC(2007)1500 final).

Having noted the Council's opinion, it had authorised the transfer in full under Article 24(3) of the Financial Regulation of 25.06.2002, as amended on 13.12.2006.


17.  Written declarations entered in the register (Rule 116)

Number of signatures obtained by the written declarations entered in the register (Rule 116(3)):

Number

Author

Signatures

78/2007

Nils Lundgren, Hélène Goudin

55

79/2007

Tadeusz Zwiefka

45

80/2007

Frank Vanhecke, Philip Claeys, Koenraad Dillen

17

81/2007

Hanna Foltyn-Kubicka, Marcin Libicki, Czesław Adam Siekierski

76

82/2007

Oldřich Vlasák

50

83/2007

Irena Belohorská, Sergej Kozlík, Peter Baco

65

84/2007

Daniel Strož

27

85/2007

Horia-Victor Toma, Daciana Octavia Sârbu, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Tiberiu Bărbuleţiu

74

86/2007

Jim Allister, Neil Parish, Mairead McGuinness, James Nicholson, Ville Itälä

81

87/2007

Adriana Poli Bortone

19

88/2007

Caroline Lucas, Gyula Hegyi, Janusz Wojciechowski, Harlem Désir, Hélène Flautre

120

89/2007

Frank Vanhecke, Philip Claeys, Koenraad Dillen

15

90/2007

Mary Honeyball, Proinsias De Rossa, Bill Newton Dunn

76

91/2007

Milan Cabrnoch

37

92/2007

Bogusław Rogalski, Andrzej Tomasz Zapałowski, Dariusz Maciej Grabowski, Witold Tomczak

18

93/2007

Csaba Sándor Tabajdi, István Szent-Iványi, Péter Olajos, Mikel Irujo Amezaga, Kristian Vigenin

64

94/2007

Bogusław Rogalski

16

95/2007

André Laignel, Alain Hutchinson

27

96/2007

David Martin, Elisa Ferreira

37

97/2007

Jana Bobošíková

23

98/2007

Raül Romeva i Rueda, Eija-Riitta Korhola, Jules Maaten, Glyn Ford, Ana Maria Gomes

94

99/2007

Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg

101

100/2007

Gabriele Albertini, Kader Arif, Caroline Lucas, Elizabeth Lynne, Dimitrios Papadimoulis

106

101/2007

Elizabeth Lynne, Jean Lambert, Edit Bauer, Evangelia Tzampazi

92

102/2007

Catherine Stihler, Jerzy Buzek, Paulo Casaca, Avril Doyle, Gérard Onesta

50

103/2007

Urszula Krupa, Witold Tomczak

9

104/2007

Tomáš Zatloukal

6

105/2007

Andreas Mölzer

4

106/2007

Koenraad Dillen, Philip Claeys, Frank Vanhecke

11

107/2007

Philip Claeys, Frank Vanhecke, Koenraad Dillen

11

108/2007

Daniel Strož

11

109/2007

Jules Maaten

18

110/2007

Benoît Hamon, Ana Maria Gomes, Véronique De Keyser, Harlem Désir

50

111/2007

Mary Lou McDonald, Jacek Protasiewicz, Claude Moraes, Gérard Onesta, Jean Marie Beaupuy

43

112/2007

Oldřich Vlasák, Miroslav Ouzký, Herbert Reul, Edit Herczog

16

113/2007

Jo Leinen, Vural Öger, Marek Siwiec

29

114/2007

Urszula Krupa

13

115/2007

Urszula Krupa

7

116/2007

Urszula Krupa

10


18.  Forwarding of texts adopted during the sitting

Pursuant to Rule 172(2), the Minutes of that day's sitting would be submitted to Parliament for its approval at the beginning of the next sitting.

With Parliament's agreement, the texts that had been adopted would be forwarded forthwith to the bodies named therein.


19.  Dates for next sittings

The next sitting would be held on 18.12.2007.


20.  Adjournment of the session

The session of the European Parliament was adjourned.

The sitting closed at 16.20.

Harald Rømer

Hans-Gert Pöttering

Secretary-General

President

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