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25.7.

2002 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 177 E/201

Thursday 13 December 2001

(2002/C 177 E/04) MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Mrs FONTAINE


President

1. Opening of sitting
The sitting opened at 10.00.

2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting


Mr Rübig referred to his remarks made the previous day (Item 2) on the fact that an Austrian lawyer was
being held in Nicaragua and announced that the lawyer had now been authorised to leave the country;
he thanked the President for bringing about his early release.

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

3. Agenda (sitting of 17 December)


The President announced that the Conference of Presidents had decided the previous day to extend the
sitting of Monday 17 December by one hour, which would now be held from 15.00 to 19.30.

Mr Di Lello Finuoli protested against this decision on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group.

4. Vote on request for urgent procedure


The next item was the vote on the request for urgent procedure on the proposal for a Council framework
decision on the European arrest warrant and the surrender procedures between the Member States (14807/
1/2001 ; C5-0675/2001 ; 2001/0215(CNS)).

The following spoke: Watson, chairman of the LIBE Committee, the committee responsible, Cohn-Bendit,
on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, and Terrón i Cusí, on behalf of the PSE Group.

The request was approved by EV (276 for, 84 against, 8 abstentions).

The item was added to the agenda of Monday 17 December.

The deadline for tabling amendments would be 16.00.

5. Documents received
The President had received the following documents:

(a) from the Council and/or Commission:


; Proposal for a European Parliament and Council regulation laying down Community procedures
for the authorisation and supervision of medicinal products for human and veterinary use and
establishing a European Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (COM(2001) 404 ;
C5-0591/2001 ; 2001/0252(COD))
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: BUDG, CONT, JURI, ITRE, AGRI
legal basis: Articles 95 and 152 EC
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; Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive 2001/83/EC on the
Community code relating to medicinal products for human use (COM(2001) 404 ; C5-0592/
2001 ; 2001/0253(COD))
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: BUDG, CONT, JURI, ITRE, AGRI
legal basis: Articles 95 and 152 EC

; Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive 2001/82/EC on the
Community code relating to veterinary medicinal products (COM(2001) 404 ; C5-0593/2001 ;
2001/0254(COD))
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: BUDG, CONT, JURI, ITRE, AGRI
legal basis: Articles 95 and 152 EC

; Amended proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on reporting formalities for
ships arriving in and departing from Community ports (COM(2001) 753 ; C5-0651/2001 ;
2001/0026(COD))
referred to responsible: RETT
legal basis: Article 80(2) EC

; Proposal for a Council regulation extending the financing of quality and marketing improvement
plans for certain nuts and locust beans approved under Title IIa of Regulation (EEC) No 1035/72
and providing for a specific aid for hazelnuts (COM(2001) 667 ; C5-0652/2001 ; 2001/
0275(CNS))
referred to responsible: AGRI
opinion: BUDG
legal basis: Article 37 EC

; Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: The Euro-
pean Union’s role in promoting Human Rights and Democratisation in third countries
(COM(2001) 252 ; C5-0653/2001 ; 2001/2276(COS))
referred to responsible: AFET
opinion: BUDG, LIBE, ITRE, DEVE, FEMM

; Report from the Commission to the Council on the work of the EU/Albania High Level Steering
Group, in preparation for the negotiation of a Stabilisation and Association Agreement with
Albania (COM(2001) 300 ; C5-0654/2001 ; 2001/2277(COS))
referred to responsible: AFET
opinion: CULT, all committees concerned

; Report from the Commission to the European Council and to the Parliament: European Agency
for Reconstruction ; Annual Report 2000 According to Article 4(14) of Council Regulation (EC)
2667/2000 (COM(2001) 446 ; C5-0655/2001 ; 2001/2278(COS))
referred to responsible: AFET
opinion: BUDG, ITRE

; Report from the Commission: Third Report from the Commission on Citizenship of the Union
(COM(2001) 506 ; C5-0656/2001 ; 2001/2279(COS))
referred to responsible: LIBE
opinion: AFCO, FEMM, PETI

; Communication to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee
and the Committee of the Regions: Network and Information Security: Proposal for a European
Policy Approach (COM(2001) 298 ; C5-0657/2001 ; 2001/2280(COS))
referred to responsible: LIBE
opinion: ITRE

; Commission of the European Communities: White paper ; European transport policy for 2010:
time to decide (COM(2001) 370 ; C5-0658/2001 ; 2001/2281(COS))
referred to responsible: RETT
opinion: BUDG, ECON, ITRE, ENVI
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; Proposal for a a Council decision on the signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the
European Community and the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (8108/99 ; C5-0659/2001 ;
1998/0199(CNS))
referred to responsible: AFET
opinion: ITRE, DEVE
legal basis: Articles 133, 181 and 300(2), first subparagraph EC

; Preliminary draft supplementary and amending budget No 5 to the budget for 2001 ; Section I
; Parliament (14896/01 ; C5-0660/2001 ; 2001/2264(BUD))
referred to responsible: BUDG
opinion: all committees concerned

; Amended proposal for a Council regulation on waste management statistics (presented by the
Commission pursuant to Article 250(2) of the EC Treaty) (COM(2001) 737 ; C5-0661/2001 ;
1999/0010(COD))
referred to responsible: ENVI
legal basis: Article 285 EC

; Proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision revising Annex I of Decision No 1336/
97/EC on a series of guidelines for trans-European telecommunications networks
(COM(2001) 742 ; C5-0662/2001 ; 2001/0296(COD))
referred to responsible: ITRE
opinion: CONT, ECON, RETT, CULT
legal basis: Article 156 EC

; Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive 94/62/EC on pack-
aging and packaging waste (COM(2001) 729 ; C5-0664/2001 ; 2001/0291(COD))
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: JURI
legal basis: Article 95(2) EC

; Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion by the European Community of the Conven-
tion on the Conservation and Management of Fishery Resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean
(COM(2001) 679 ; C5-0666/2001 ; 2001/0280(CNS))
referred to responsible: PECH
opinion: BUDG, ENVI
legal basis: Articles 37, 300(2), first subparagraph and (3), first subparagraph EC

; Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the establishment of rules and pro-
cedures with regard to the introduction of noise-related operating restrictions at Community air-
ports (COM(2001) 695 ; C5-0667/2001 ; 2001/0282(COD))
referred to responsible: RETT
opinion: BUDG, ENVI
legal basis: Article 80(2) EC

; Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Council Directive 96/82/EC
of 9 December 1996 on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances
(COM(2001) 624 ; C5-0668/2001 ; 2001/0257(COD))
referred to responsible: ENVI
opinion: ITRE, RETT
legal basis: Article 175 EC

; Council of the European Union: Letter of Amendment No 3 to the draft general budget of the
European Communities for the financial year 2002 (14901/01 ; C5-0669/2001 ; 2000/
2324(BUD))
referred to responsible: BUDG
opinion: all committees concerned

; Opinion of the Council on transfer of appropriations 44/2001 between Chapters in Section III ;
Commission ; Part B ; of the General Budget for the European Union for the financial year
2001 (C5-0670/2001 ; 2001/2236(GBD))
referred to responsible: BUDG
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; Opinion of the Council on transfer of appropriations 55/2001 between Chapters in Section III ;
Commission ; Part B ; of the General Budget for the European Union for the financial year
2001 (C5-0671/2001 ; 2001/2229(GBD))
referred to responsible: BUDG
; Opinion of the Council on transfer of appropriations 58/2001 between chapters in Section IV ;
Court of Justice ; of the General Budget of the European Union for the financial year 2001
(C5-0672/2001 ; 2001/2245(GBD))
referred to responsible: BUDG
; Proposal for a Council framework decision on the European arrest warrant and the surrender
procedures between the Member States (14867/1/01 ; C5-0675/2001 ; 2001/0215(CNS))
referred to responsible: LIBE
legal basis: Articles 31 and 34(2) EU
; Proposal for a Council regulation fixing the premiums and guarantee thresholds for leaf tobacco
by variety group and Member State for the 2002, 2003 and 2004 harvests and amending Regu-
lation (EEC) No 2075/92 (COM(2001) 684 ; C5-0678/2001 ; 2001/0276(CNS))
referred to responsible: AGRI
opinion: BUDG, CONT, ENVI
legal basis: Articles 36 and 37 EC
; Proposal for Council framework decision on combating terrorism (14854/1/01 ; C5-0680/2001
; 2001/0217(CNS))
referred to responsible: LIBE
opinion: JURI

(b) from the Court of Auditors:


; Report concerning the financial accounts of the European Agency for Reconstruction and the
implementation of aid for Kosovo for the year 2000, accompanied by the replies of the Commis-
sion and of the European Agency fo Reconstruction (C5-0673/2001 ; 2001/2238(DEC))
referred to responsible: CONT
opinion: AFET, ITRE

(c) from Members, a motion for a resolution (Rule 48):


; Muscardini, on establishing official registers of translators at the offices of the criminal police in
the Member States (B5-0677/2001)
referred to responsible: LIBE

6. Transfers of appropriations

The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations 55/2001 (C5-0560/
2001 ; SEC(2001) 1831/2 final).

Pending receipt of the Council’s opinion, it had authorised the transfer, pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the
Financial Regulation, in accordance with the following breakdown:

FROM:

Chapter B7-91 ; Emergency aid reserve


; Article B7-910 ; Emergency aid reserve CA − 10 000 000 €

TO:

Chapter B7-21 ; Humanitarian aid


; Article B7-210 ; Aid, including emergency food aid, to help the populations of
the developing countries and other third countries hit by disasters or serious
crises CA 10 000 000 €
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