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5.6.

2003 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 131 E/13

Thursday 25 April 2002

(2003/C 131 E/02) MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Mr FRIEDRICH


Vice-President

1. Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 09.05.

2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Mrs Fourtou had informed the Chair that she had been present at the previous day’s sitting but that her
name was not on the attendance register.

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


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Mr Nogueira Román announced that 11 people had died the previous day in a shipwreck off the Spanish
coast; they had been coming from Africa in an attempt to enter the European Union illegally; he stressed
the need to find a solution to such attempted illegal entry which often ended in tragedy (the President took
note of his remarks).

3. Fishing fleets (debate)

Mr Kindermann introduced his report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Fisheries, on the annual
report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the results of the multi-
annual guidance programmes for the fishing fleets at the end of 2000 (COM(2001) 541  C5-0007/
2002  2002/2006(COS)) (A5-0092/2002).

The following spoke: Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Stihler, on behalf of the
PSE Group, Busk, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Hudghton, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Van Dam,
on behalf of the EDD Group, Maat and Fischler, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Item 20.

4. Reception of applicants for asylum in Member States * (debate)

Mr Hernández Mollar introduced his report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Citizens’ Freedoms
and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs, on a proposal for a Council directive laying down minimum stan-
dards on the reception of applicants for asylum in Member States (COM(2001) 181  C5-0248/2001 
2001/0091(CNS)) (A5-0112/2002).

The following spoke: Volcic, draftsman of the opinion of the AFET Committee, Medina Ortega, draftsman
of the opinion of the JURI Committee, Flautre, draftsman of the opinion of the EMPL Committee, Pirker,
on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Swiebel, on behalf of the PSE Group, Olle Schmidt, on behalf of the ELDR
Group, Sylla, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Krarup, on behalf of the EDD Group, Borghezio,
Non-attached Member, and Coelho.