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C 377/168 Official Journal of the European Communities EN 29.12.

2000

Thursday 16 March 2000

The following spoke: Cercas, draftsman for the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Niebler,
on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, and McNally, on behalf of the PSE Group.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr WIEBENGA
Vice-President

The following spoke: Thors, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Ilka Schröder, on behalf of the Verts/ALE
Group, Seppänen, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Montfort, on behalf of the UEN Group, Belder,
on behalf of the EDD Group, Kauppi, Sacconi, Beysen, Fraisse, Wijkman, Lange, Villiers, Gillig, Hieronymi,
Paasilinna, Coelho, Thomas Mann, Carlsson and Liikanen, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Item 31.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr David W. MARTIN
Vice-President

6. Communication of Council common positions
Pursuant to Rule 74(1), the President announced that he had received from the Council the following
common positions, together with the reasons which had led to their adoption, and the Commission’s
positions on:
: European Parliament and Council regulation enabling organisations to participate on a voluntary basis
in a Community environment management and audit system (EMAS) (C5-0098/2000 : 1998/
0303(COD))
referred to responsible: ENVI
(forwarded to committee asked for an opinion at first reading: ITRE)
legal basis: Article 175(1) EC
: European Parliament and Council regulation amending Council Regulation (EEC) 3330/91 on statistics
concerning trade between Member States with regard to simplified use of product nomenclature
(C5-0134/2000 : 1997/0162(COD))
referred to responsible: JURI
(forwarded to committee asked for an opinion at first reading: ECON)
legal basis: Article 95 EC

The three-month period available to Parliament to deliver its opinion would therefore begin the following
day, 17 March 2000.

VOTING TIME

7. Trade in bovine animals and swine ***I (vote)
Report: Graefe zu Baringdorf : A5-0044/2000
(Simple majority)

PROPOSAL FOR A DIRECTIVE COM(1999) 456 : C5-0239/1999 : 1999/0217(COD):

Amendments adopted: 1; 2

Amendments rejected: 5; 3; 4

Parliament approved the Commission proposal as amended (Item 1 of ‘Texts Adopted’).

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION:

Parliament adopted the legislative resolution (Item 1 of ‘Texts Adopted’).