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P6_TA(2009)0276

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PE 418.445v02-00 A6-0210/2009

on the Council common position for adopting a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator and repealing Council Directive 96/26/EC

(11783/1//2008 – C6-0015/2009 – 2007/0098(COD))

Committee on Transport and Tourism

Rapporteur: Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

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DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 PROCEDURE

DRAFT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

on the Council common position for adopting a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing common rules concerning the conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator and repealing Council Directive 96/26/EC

(11783/1/2008 – C6-0015/2009 – 2007/0098(COD))

(Codecision procedure: second reading)

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Council common position (11783/1/2008 – C6-0015/2009),

–   having regard to its position at first reading(1) on the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council (COM(2007)0263),

–   having regard to Article 251(2) of the EC Treaty,

–   having regard to Rule 62 of its Rules of Procedure,

–   having regard to the recommendation for second reading of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A6-0210/2009),

1.  Approves the common position as amended;

2.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.

Amendment  1

Council common position

Recital 8

Council common position

Amendment

(8) Natural persons with the requisite good repute and professional competence should be clearly identified and designated to the competent authorities. Such persons ("transport managers"), should be those who effectively and continuously manage the transport activities of road transport undertakings. It is therefore appropriate to specify the conditions under which a person is considered to effectively and continuously manage the transport activities of an undertaking.

(8) Natural persons with the requisite good repute and professional competence should be clearly identified and designated to the competent authorities. Such persons ("transport managers"), should be resident in a Member State and effectively and continuously manage the transport activities of road transport undertakings. It is therefore appropriate to specify the conditions under which a person is considered to effectively and continuously manage the transport activities of an undertaking.

Amendment              2

Council common position

Recital 12

Council common position

Amendment

(12) Fair competition and road transport that is fully compliant with the rules require a uniform level of monitoring by Member States. The national authorities responsible for monitoring undertakings and the validity of their authorisations have a crucial role to play in this respect, and it is appropriate to ensure that those authorities take suitable measures if necessary, in particular the suspension or withdrawal of authorisations or the declaration of unfitness of transport managers who are repeatedly negligent or who act in bad faith.

(12) Fair competition and road transport that is fully compliant with the rules call for a uniform level of monitoring by Member States. The national authorities responsible for monitoring undertakings and the validity of their authorisations have a crucial role to play in this respect, and it is appropriate to ensure that they take suitable measures if necessary, in particular in the most serious cases by suspending or withdrawing authorisations, or declaring as unsuitable transport managers who are repeatedly negligent or who act in bad faith. This must be preceded by due consideration of the measure with respect to the proportionality principle. An undertaking should, however, be warned in advance and should have a reasonable period of time within which to rectify the situation before incurring such sanctions.

Justification

Undertakings should be warned in advance and should have chance to correct failings.

Amendment  3

Council common position

Recital 14 a (new)

Council common position

Amendment

 

(14a) In order to improve transparency and to allow the client of a transport undertaking to verify whether this undertaking is in possession of the appropriate authorisation, certain data contained in the national electronic register should be made publicly accessible, insofar as the relevant provisions on data protection are complied with.

Amendment  4

Council common position

Article 1 – paragraph 4 – point b

Council common position

Amendment

(b) undertakings engaged in road passenger transport services exclusively for non-commercial purposes or free of charge, or which have a main occupation other than that of road passenger transport operator;

(b) undertakings engaged in road passenger transport services exclusively for non-commercial purposes or which have a main occupation other than that of road passenger transport operator;

Amendment  5

Council common position

Article 1 – paragraph 5 – introductory part

Council common position

Amendment

5. Member States may exempt from the application of all or some of the provisions of this Regulation road transport operators engaged exclusively in national transport operations having only a minor impact on the transport market because of:

5. Member States may exempt from the application of all or some of the provisions of this Regulation only those road transport operators engaged exclusively in national transport operations having only a minor impact on the transport market because of:

Amendment  6

Council common position

Article 5 – point a

Council common position

Amendment

(a) have an establishment situated in that Member State with premises in which it can make available, upon request, to the competent authority its business documents, in particular its accounting documents, personnel management documents, documents containing data relating to driving time and rest and any other document to which the competent authority must have access in order to verify compliance with the conditions laid down in this Regulation. Member States may require that establishments on their territory have such documents available at their premises at any time;

(a) have an establishment situated in that Member State with premises in which it keeps its core business, in particular its accounting documents, personnel management documents, documents containing data relating to driving time and rest and any other document to which the competent authority must have access in order to verify compliance with the conditions laid down in this Regulation. Member States may require that establishments on their territory have also other documents available at their premises at any time;

Amendment  7

Council common position

Article 5 – point c

Council common position

Amendment

(c) conduct its operations effectively and continuously and with the necessary equipment at an operating centre situated in that Member State.

(c) conduct effectively and continuously with the necessary administrative equipment its operations concerning the vehicles mentioned in (b)and with the appropriate technical equipment and facilities at an operating centre situated in that Member State.

Amendment  8

Council common position

Article 6 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 3 - point a – point v a (new)

Council common position

Amendment

 

(va) trafficking in human beings or drugs.

Justification

It is essential to include this criteria for the withdrawal of good repute.

Amendment  9

Council common position

Article 6 – paragraph 2 – point b – subparagraph 1

Council common position

Amendment

(b) the Commission shall draw up a list of categories, types and degrees of seriousness of infringements of Community rules which, in addition to those set out in Annex IV, may lead to the loss of good repute. Member States shall take into account information on those infringements, including information received from other Member States, when setting the priorities for checks pursuant to Article 12(1).

(b) the Commission shall draw up a list of categories, types and degrees of seriousness of serious infringements of Community rules which, in addition to those set out in Annex IV, may lead to the loss of good repute. Member States shall take into account information on those infringements, including information received from other Member States, when setting the priorities for checks pursuant to Article 12(1).

Amendment  10

Council common position

Article 7 – paragraph 1 and 2

Council common position

Amendment

1. In order to satisfy the requirement laid downin Article 3(1)(c), an undertaking shall at all times be able to meet its financial obligations in the course of the annual accounting year. To this end, the undertaking shall demonstrate, on the basis of annual accounts certified by an auditor or a duly accredited person, that, every year, it has at its disposal capital and reserves totalling at least EUR 9 000 when only one vehicle is used and EUR 5 000 for each additional vehicle used.

1. In order to satisfy the requirement laid downin Article 3(1)(c), an undertaking shall at all times be able to meet its financial obligations in the course of the annual accounting year. To this end, the undertaking shall demonstrate, on the basis of annual accounts certified by an auditor or a duly accredited person, that, every year, it has at its disposal capital and reserves totalling at least EUR 9 000 when only one vehicle is used and EUR 5 000 for each additional vehicle used.

For the purposes of this Regulation, the value of the euro in the currencies of Member States which do not participate in the third stage of the European Monetary Union shall be fixed every five years. The rates to be applied shall be those obtained on the first working day of October and published in the Official Journal of the European Union. They shall have effect from 1 January of the following calendar year.

For the purposes of this Regulation, the value of the euro in the currencies of Member States which do not participate in the third stage of the European Monetary Union shall be fixed every year. The rates to be applied shall be those obtained on the first working day of October and published in the Official Journal of the European Union. They shall have effect from 1 January of the following calendar year.

The accounting items referred to in the first subparagraph shall be understood as those defined in Fourth Council Directive 78/660/EEC of 25 July 1978 based on Article 54(3)(g) of the Treaty on the annual accounts of certain types of companies.

The accounting items referred to in the first subparagraph shall be understood as those defined in Fourth Council Directive 78/660/EEC of 25 July 1978 based on Article 54(3)(g) of the Treaty on the annual accounts of certain types of companies.

2. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authority may agree or require that an undertaking demonstrate its financial standing by means of a certificate such as a professional liability insurance from one or more banks or other financial institutions including insurance companies, providing a joint and several guarantee for the undertaking in respect of the amounts specified in the first subparagraph of paragraph 1. Member States may decide that the guarantee may be called in with the agreement of the competent authority which authorised the pursuit of the occupation of road transport operator, and that it may not be released without the agreement of that authority.

2. By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authority may agree or require that an undertaking demonstrate its financial standing by means of a certificate such as a bank guarantee or an insurance, including a professional liability insurance from one or more banks or other financial institutions including insurance companies, providing a joint and several guarantee for the undertaking in respect of the amounts specified in the first subparagraph of paragraph 1.

Justification

Insurance is an important factor in proving on ability to meet financial obligations, as is the balance sheet for the purposes of proof.

Amendment  11

Council common position

Article 8 – paragraph 1 a (new)

Council common position

Amendment

 

1a. The persons concerned shall sit the examination in the Member State in which they have their normal residence or the Member State in which they work.

 

Normal residence shall mean the place where a person usually lives, that is for at least 185 days in each calendar year, because of personal ties which show close links between that person and the place where he is living.

 

However, the normal residence of a person whose occupational ties are in a different place from his personal ties and who consequently lives in turn in different places situated in two or more Member States shall be regarded as being in the place of his personal ties, provided that such person returns there regularly. This last condition shall not be required where the person is living in a Member State in order to carry out a task of a definite duration. Attendance at a university or school shall not imply transfer of normal residence.

Amendment  12

Council common position

Article 8 – paragraph 3

Council common position

Amendment

3. Member States may duly authorise, in accordance with criteria defined by them, bodies to provide applicants with high-quality training to prepare them for the examinations and transport managers with continuous training to update their knowledge if they wish to do so.

3. Member States may duly authorise, in accordance with criteria defined by them, bodies to provide applicants with high-quality training to prepare them for the examinations and transport managers with continuous training to update their knowledge if they wish to do so. Such Member States shall regularly verify that these bodies at all times fulfil the criteria on the basis of which they were authorised.

Justification

It is important to guarantee the quality of examination and training provided by the authorized bodies.

Amendment  13

Council common position

Article 8 – paragraph 4 a (new)

Council common position

Amendment

 

4a. Member States may promote periodic training on the subjects listed in Annex I at 10-year intervals to ensure that transport managers are aware of developments in the sector.

Amendment  14

Council common position

Article 8 – paragraph 4 b (new)

Council common position

Amendment

 

4b. Member States may require that persons who possess a certificate of professional competence but who have not managed a road haulage undertaking or a rod passenger transport undertaking in the last 5 years, shall undertake a retraining in order to update their knowledge regarding the current developments of the legislation referred to in Part I of Annex I.

Amendment  15

Council common position

Article 9

Council common position

Amendment

Member States may decide to exempt from the examinations referred to in Article 8(1) persons who provide proof that they have continuously managed a road haulage undertaking or a road passenger transport undertaking in a Member State for the period of 15 years before ….

2. Member States may decide to exempt from the examinations referred to in Article 8(1) persons who provide proof that they have continuously managed a road haulage undertaking or a road passenger transport undertaking in one or more Member States for the period of 10 years before ….

Justification

Continuous practical experience for 10 years should be the criteria for exemption from examination.

Amendment  16

Council common position

Article 11 – paragraph 1

Council common position

Amendment

1. A transport undertaking which complies with the requirements laid down in Article 3 shall, upon application, be authorised to engage in the occupation of road transport operator. The competent authority shall ascertain that an undertaking which submits an application satisfies the requirements laid down in that Article. Member States may, in appropriate national legislation, specify the duration of authorisations to engage in the occupation of road transport operator.

1. A transport undertaking which complies with the requirements laid down in Article 3 shall, upon application, be authorised to engage in the occupation of road transport operator. The competent authority shall ascertain that an undertaking which submits an application satisfies the requirements laid down in that Article.

The assessment of an application may result in the issue of a Community licence in accordance with Regulations (EC) No …/… and (EC) No …/…*. A Member State may issue an authorisation other than a Community licence for undertakings which only perform transport operations within the territory of that Member State.

 

Justification

European Parliament's position restored. The Regulation establishes only one type of licence, for having access to road transport occupation. In order to reduce administrative burden, the duration of the authorisation shall not be limited in time, but regular checks shall be done in order to verify that undertakings fulfil the requirements for engaging in the occupation of road transport operator.

Amendment  17

Council common position

Article 11 – paragraph 3

Council common position

Amendment

3. The time limit for the examination of an application for authorisation by a competent authority shall be as short as possible and shall not exceed three months from the date on which the competent authority receives all documents necessary to assess the application. The competent authority may extend this time limit for an additional two months in duly justified cases.

3. The time limit for the examination of an application for authorisation by a competent authority shall be as short as possible and shall not exceed three months from the date on which the competent authority receives all documents necessary to assess the application. The competent authority may extend this time limit for an additional one month in duly justified cases.

Justification

In order to reduce administrative burden, the time limit for the examination of an application for authorisation by a competent authority shall be kept as short as possible.

Amendment  18

Council common position

Article 13 – paragraph 1 – point a

Council common position

Amendment

(a) a time limit not exceeding six months, which may be extended by six months in the event of the death or physical incapacity of the transport manager, for the recruitment of a replacement transport manager where the transport manager no longer satisfies the requirement as to good repute or professional competence;

(a) a time limit not exceeding six months, which may be extended by three months in the event of the death or physical incapacity of the transport manager, for the recruitment of a replacement transport manager where the transport manager no longer satisfies the requirement as to good repute or professional competence;

Justification

Restore the First Reading position.

Amendment  19

Council common position

Article 16 – paragraphs 1 and 2

Council common position

Amendment

1. For the purposes of the implementation of this Regulation, and in particular Articles 11 to 14 and Article 26 thereof, each Member State shall keep a national electronic register of road transport undertakings which have been authorised by a competent authority designated by it to engage in the occupation of road transport operator. The data contained in that register shall be processed under the supervision of a public authority designated for that purpose. The relevant data contained in the national electronic register shall be accessible to all the competent authorities of the Member State in question.

1. For the purposes of the implementation of this Regulation, and in particular Articles 11 to 14 and Article 26 thereof, each Member State shall keep a national electronic register of road transport undertakings which have been authorised by a competent authority designated by it to engage in the occupation of road transport operator. The data contained in that register shall be processed under the supervision of a public authority designated for that purpose. The relevant data contained in the national electronic register shall be accessible to all the competent authorities of the Member State in question.

By 1 June 2009, the Commission shall issue guidelines on minimum requirements for the data to be entered in the national electronic register from the date of its setting in order to facilitate the future interconnection of registers. It may recommend the inclusion of the vehicle registration marks in addition to the data referred to in paragraph 2.

By 31 December 2009, the Commission shall adopt a Decision on minimum requirements for the data to be entered in the national electronic register from the date of its setting in order to facilitate the future interconnection of registers. It may recommend the inclusion of the vehicle registration marks in addition to the data referred to in paragraph 2.

2. National electronic registers shall contain at least the following data:

2. National electronic registers shall contain at least the following data:

(a) the name and legal form of the undertaking;

(a) the name and legal form of the undertaking;

(b) the address of its establishment;

(b) the address of its establishment;

(c) the names of the transport managers designated to meet the conditions as to good repute and professional competence or, as appropriate, the name of a legal representative;

(c) the names of the transport managers designated to meet the conditions as to good repute and professional competence or, as appropriate, the name of a legal representative;

(d) the type of authorisation, the number of vehicles it covers and, where appropriate, the serial number of the Community licence and of the certified copies;

(d) the type of authorisation, the number of vehicles it covers and, where appropriate, the serial number of the Community licence and of the certified copies;

(e) the number, category and type of serious infringements, as referred to in Article 6(1)(b), which have resulted in a conviction or penalty during the last two years;

(e) the number, category and type of serious infringements, as referred to in Article 6(1)(b), which have resulted in a conviction or penalty during the last two years;

(f) the name of any person declared to be unfit to manage the transport activities of an undertaking, as long as the good repute of that person has not been re-established pursuant to Article 6(3), and the rehabilitation measures applicable.

(f) the name of any person declared to be unfit to manage the transport activities of an undertaking, as long as the good repute of that person has not been re-established pursuant to Article 6(3), and the rehabilitation measures applicable.

For the purposes of point (e), Member States may, by 31 December 2015, choose to include in the national electronic register only the most serious infringements set out in Annex IV.

For the purposes of point (e), Member States may, by 31 December 2015, choose to include in the national electronic register only the most serious infringements set out in Annex IV.

Member States may choose to keep the data referred to in points (e) and (f) of the first subparagraph in separate registers. In such a case, the relevant data shall be available upon request or directly accessible to all the competent authorities of the Member State in question. The requested information shall be provided within 30 working days of receipt of the request.

Member States may choose to keep the data referred to in points (e) and (f) of the first subparagraph in separate registers. In such a case, the relevant data shall be available upon request or directly accessible to all the competent authorities of the Member State in question. The requested information shall be provided within 30 working days of receipt of the request. The data referred to in points (a) to (d) shall be publicly accessible, in accordance with the relevant provisions on personal data protection.

In any case, the data referred to in points (e) and (f) of the first subparagraph shall only be accessible to authorities other than the competent authorities if they are duly endowed with powers relating to supervision and the imposition of penalties in the road transport sector and their officials are sworn to, or otherwise are under a formal obligation of, secrecy.

In any case, the data referred to in points (e) and (f) of the first subparagraph shall only be accessible to authorities other than the competent authorities if they are duly endowed with powers relating to supervision and the imposition of penalties in the road transport sector and their officials are sworn to, or otherwise are under a formal obligation of, secrecy.

Amendment  20

Council common position

Article 16 – paragraph 5 and 6

Council common position

Amendment

5. Without prejudice to paragraphs 1 and 2, Member States shall take all necessary measures to ensure that the national electronic registers are accessible throughout the Community through the national contact points defined in Article 18. Accessibility through national contact points shall be implemented by 31 December 2012 in such a way that a competent authority of any Member State is able to consult the national electronic register of any Member State.

5. Without prejudice to paragraphs 1 and 2, Member States shall take all necessary measures to ensure that the national electronic registers are interconnected and accessible throughout the Community through the national contact points defined in Article 18. Accessibility through national contact points and interconnection shall be implemented by 31 December 2012 in such a way that a competent authority of any Member State is able to consult the national electronic register of any Member State.

6. Common rules concerning the implementation of paragraph 5, such as the format of the data exchanged, the technical procedures for electronic consultation of the national electronic registers of the other Member States and the promotion of the interoperability of these registers with other relevant data bases, shall be adopted by the Commission in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 25(2). Those common rules shall determine which authority is responsible for access to data and further use and updating of data after access and, to this effect, shall include rules on data logging and data monitoring.

6. Common rules concerning the implementation of paragraph 5, such as the format of the data exchanged, the technical procedures for electronic consultation of the national electronic registers of the other Member States and the promotion of the interoperability of these registers with other relevant data bases, shall be adopted by the Commission in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 25(2) and for the first time before 31 December 2010. Those common rules shall determine which authority is responsible for access to data and further use and updating of data after access and, to this effect, shall include rules on data logging and data monitoring.

Amendment  21

Council common position

Article 17 – point d a (new)

Council common position

Amendment

 

(da) undertakings comply, where applicable, with the respective provisions

(1)

Texts adopted, 21.5.2008, P6_TA(2008)0217.


EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Introduction

The Commission's stated intention in proposing this Regulation was two-fold. Firstly to benefit from experience gained in the application of the existing Directive 96/26/EC by reformulating certain legislative provisions and secondly to ensure a more uniform implementation by using a Regulation rather than a Directive as the legal act.

The draft Regulation set down the conditions (establishment, repute, financial standing and professional competence) which a person must fulfil to be admitted to the occupation of road transport operator. It also established the terms under which an undertaking could engage a transport manager; reinforced authorisation and monitoring procedures; regulated electronic registers and the protection of electronic data; dealt with the question of penalties for non respect of the Regulation and set up a system of mutual recognition of diplomas and prior rights.

Parliament's First Reading

Parliament broadened the scope to apply to undertakings which intended to engage in the occupation but removed those with vehicles whose maximum speed was under 40 kph. Parliament insisted that the transport manager have a genuine contractual link to the undertaking and imposed an upper limit on the number of vehicles one manager could manage. Amendments to strengthen the establishment requirements were also introduced.

Good repute could be lost for involvement in human or drugs trafficking. A list of serious infringements leading to exclusion from the profession was established in conjunction with the removal of provisions on minor infringements. Insurance was admitted as proof of financial standing and the "quick ratio" of assets to debt was dropped.

Compulsory written examination, in the country of residence, was retained as a requirement to admission to the occupation, with the possibility of exemption for 10 years continuous practical experience.

The Commission should define the data structure for national electronic registers by the end of 2009 and these registers which should contain public and confidential sections, should be operational by 30 April 2011 and should be interconnected.

Finally previous prior rights were removed and the Commission was asked to report on the likely impact of extending the Regulation to commercial transport with vehicles whose design and equipment are appropriate and which are intended to carry up to nine persons including the driver by 1 June 2010.

Council's Common Position

The Common position adopted in whole or in substance 70 of Parliament's 113 amendments. These include amendments on minor infringements, the definition of the link between undertakings and transport managers; the right of appeal of those subject to decisions on operation as a transport manager, mutual recognition of certificates, prior rights, information exchange between the competent authorities and drugs and human trafficking as grounds for exclusion from the profession.

Concerning the registers, both Parliament and Council agree on a stepwise approach but propose different timetables, the Council effectively delaying implementation.

There remain a number of matters where the Council's position diverges from that of the Parliament. For the Council Member States may, in appropriate national legislation, specify the duration of authorisation and re-inclusion in the register is dependent on re-establishment of good repute. Council has not accepted Parliament's proposal on a public and private section for the register or that a register on transport managers should be created. Nor has Council accepted that electronic register should include vehicle registration marks. Other differences include the use of parking places to determine "real" establishment, the scope of exemption of non-commercial transport; what should count for the demonstration of adequate financial resources and passing the professional examination in the Member State of residence.

Your Rapporteur's Proposal

At this stage, although progress has clearly been made, there remain significant differences between Parliament and Council. In proposing amendments to the Common Position your rapporteur is focussing on those areas. On the precise timetable for the introduction and operation of the electronic register, and on some other questions, it may be possible quickly to come to an agreement. Your rapporteur will of course explore these possibilities with the Council and with the aid of the Commission, in close cooperation with the shadow rapporteurs. In the meantime she is proposing amendments to the Common position which cover the following main areas;

· the reduction of administrative burden

· the validity period of the Community licence vs regular checks

· the timetable for setting up and operating the register

· the creation of a register with a public and a confidential section

· the definition of non commercial for the purposes of exemption

· tighter control of "establishment" linked to parking places

· insurance to be a financial instrument for the purposes of confirming financial standing and

· the encouragement of training for the occupation

· the protection of personal data

Your rapporteur will explore the possibility of a comprehensive agreement on all of these points before the Parliament's Second Reading, including in discussion with the shadow rapporteurs.


PROCEDURE

Title

Conditions to be complied with to pursue the occupation of road transport operator

References

11783/1/2008 – C6-0015/2009 – 2007/0098(COD)

Date of Parliament’s first reading – P number

21.5.2008                     T6-0217/2008

Commission proposal

COM(2007)0263 - C6-0145/2007

Date receipt of common position announced in plenary

15.1.2009

Committee responsible

       Date announced in plenary

TRAN

15.1.2009

Rapporteur(s)

       Date appointed

Silvia-Adriana Ţicău

19.1.2009

 

 

Discussed in committee

17.2.2009

16.3.2009

 

 

Date adopted

31.3.2009

 

 

 

Result of final vote

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34

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Members present for the final vote

Gabriele Albertini, Paolo Costa, Michael Cramer, Luis de Grandes Pascual, Arūnas Degutis, Petr Duchoň, Saïd El Khadraoui, Robert Evans, Emanuel Jardim Fernandes, Francesco Ferrari, Mathieu Grosch, Georg Jarzembowski, Stanisław Jałowiecki, Timothy Kirkhope, Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Sepp Kusstatscher, Jörg Leichtfried, Eva Lichtenberger, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Erik Meijer, Seán Ó Neachtain, Reinhard Rack, Ulrike Rodust, Gilles Savary, Brian Simpson, Dirk Sterckx, Ulrich Stockmann, Michel Teychenné, Silvia-Adriana Ţicău, Yannick Vaugrenard, Armando Veneto

Substitute(s) present for the final vote

Philip Bradbourn, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, Anne E. Jensen

Date tabled

2.4.2009

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