C 43 E/276

Thursday 13 February 2003

Official Journal of the European Union

EN

19.2.2004

(2004/C 43 E/04)

MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING IN THE CHAIR: Mrs CEDERSCHIÖLD Vice-President

1. Opening of sitting
The sitting opened at 10.00. Mr Ribeiro e Castro, referring to the speech made during the previous day’s Iraq debate by Mr Watson, chairman of the ELDR Group, protested at his use of the words ‘gang of eight prime ministers’ which he considered insulting to heads of Member State governments; he demanded an apology from Mr Watson (the President took note of his remarks).

2. Documents received
The President had received the following texts: (a) from the Council and the Commission: Proposal for a Council regulation on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Kiribati on fishing within Kiribati fishing zone (COM(2002) 692 C5-0039/2003 2002/0281(CNS)) referred to responsible: PECH opinion: BUDG, DEVE legal basis: Articles 37, 300(1) and 300(3) EC Proposal for a Council regulation establishing common rules for direct support schemes under the common agricultural policy and support schemes for producers of certain crops (COM(2003) 23 C5-0040/2003 2003/0006(CNS)) referred to responsible: AGRI opinion: BUDG, ENVI legal basis: Articles 36 and 37 EC Proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1257/1999 on support for rural development from the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund (EAGGF) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2826/2000 (COM(2003) 23 C5-0041/2003 2003/0007(CNS)) referred to responsible: AGRI opinion: BUDG, ENVI, RETT legal basis: Articles 36 and 37 EC Proposal for a Council regulation on the common organisation of the market in cereals (COM(2003) 23 C5-0042/2003 2003/0008(CNS)) referred to responsible: AGRI opinion: BUDG, ITRE legal basis: Articles 36 and 37(2) 3rd subparagraph EC Proposal for a Council regulation on the common organisation of the market in rice (COM(2003) 23 C5-0043/2003 2003/0009(CNS)) referred to responsible: AGRI opinion: BUDG, ITRE legal basis: Articles 36 and 37(2) 3rd subparagraph EC

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