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Thursday 19 February 1998

MINUTES OF THE SITTING OF THURSDAY 19 FEBRUARY 1998


(98/C 80/04)

PART I

Proceedings of the sitting

IN THE CHAIR: Mrs HOFF − Mrs Angelilli who asked Parliament to pay tribute to the
German writer Ernst Jünger, who had died on 17 February
Vice-President
1998 (the President pointed out that these remarks did not
concern the previous day’s minutes);
(The sitting opened at 10 a.m.)

− Mr Habsburg-Lothringen who referred to Mr Rubig’s


1. Approval of Minutes objection to the list of subjects drawn up for the topical and
urgent debate (see Part I, Item 3) which aimed to introduce a
Mrs Oomen-Ruijten and Mrs Berger had informed the Chair new item ‘safety in the Leopold district in Brussels’ and
that they had been present the previous day but that their names pointed out that the item should have been called ‘crime in
were not on the attendance register. Brussels’; he then referred to the President’s letter to Mr Ru-
big, which mentioned the same item in the Minutes and asked
Mrs McIntosh had informed the Chair that she had taken part in the President to give Parliament, that week if possible, more
all the roll-call votes at the sitting of Tuesday 17 February details than had been provided in the letter, in particular
1998. precisely which bodies in Brussels the President had contacted
and what had been the outcome of those contacts (the President
Mrs Soltwedel-Schäfer had informed the Chair that during the replied firstly that the President of Parliament would surely
vote on the Hautala recommendation on petrol and diesel inform both the Bureau and the House as a whole as soon as the
quality (A4-0038/98) (Item 13) she had intended to vote for contacts had taken place and secondly that the Minutes had
amendment 23 as a whole, the third part of amendment 24 and recorded the title of this item as it had been announced);
amendment 25.

Mr Ribeiro had informed the Chair that he had intended to vote


for, not against para. 64 in the vote on the Pailler report
(A4-0034/98) (Minutes of 17.2.1998, Part I, Item 16). − Mr Killilea, Quaestor, who referred to Mrs Green’s
remarks under Item 1 and noted that the working group chaired
by Mrs Pery (of which he had been a member) had not made
The following spoke: the proposals attributed to it by Mrs Green but had merely
collected proposals from various bodies without actually
− Mr Corbett who announced that he had been present the taking a position; the pressure to implement the instructions
previous day but that his name did not appear on the attendance now in force had actually come from the Conference of
register; Presidents and the Quaestors had decided unanimously they
were unimplementable; reform was certainly necessary but
− Mrs Oomen-Ruijten, on behalf of the PPE Group, who reform which respected Parliament’s dignity (the President
noted that the debate recorded under Item 16 of Part I of the replied that the matter he mentioned at the beginning of his
Minutes had taken place in a disorderly fashion as speakers had remarks would be looked into);
not been grouped under subjects (Nigeria, Burma, UN Com-
mission on Human Rights) and asked that in future each
subject was debated in its own right (the President replied that
these observations would be taken into account);
− Mr Kellett-Bowman who referred to the communication
− Mrs Ewing, on the English version of the Minutes; from the Chair by Mrs Fontaine at the start of voting time the
previous day (Part I, before Item 6) and asked what were the
− Mr Kerr, who referred to Mr Titley’s remarks during the ‘implementing measures’ for checking Members’ attendance
debate on Iraq (Part I, Item 5) and in particular the remarks (the President replied that it had been made clear several times
attacking him personally and asked the President whether she that the Bureau would look again at the question of the ways
thought it appropriate to give him the floor to make a personal and means of checking attendance and that the results of the
statement; he then challenged the accuracy of a reply given by Bureau’s deliberations should be awaited);
the President-in-Office of the Council, Mr Henderson, to a
question he had asked during the debate (the President pointed
out to Mr Kerr that he should have asked for the floor the
previous day in order to challenge the reply);
− Mr Smith on a letter Mr Kerr had sent to the British
− Mr Titley on the previous speaker’s remarks; members of the PSE Group;
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− Mr Falconer who referred to the procedure used by − Report on the financial statements of the European
Mrs Fontaine when chairing yesterday’s voting time, in which Agency for the Evaluation of Medicinal Products (EMEA −
Members present but not wishing to take part in certain London) (Financial Year 1996), together with the Agency’s
roll-call votes could make this known to the sittings service replies (C4-0053/98)
after the vote (Part I, before Item 6), and requested confirma-
tion that this had been done exceptionally and hoped that in referred to
future Presidents of sittings would apply the Bureau’s instruc- responsible: CONT
tions in full; opinion: ENVI

− Report on the financial statements of the Office for


− Mrs Fontaine who confirmed to Mr Falconer that, as had
Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM − Alicante)
been noted in the Minutes, yesterday’s procedure had been an
(Financial Year 1996), together with the Office’s replies
exception;
(C4-0054/98)

− Mr Macartney who said that the new provisions on referred to


checking Members’ attendance amounted to a change in the responsible: CONT
Rules of Procedure and should therefore be submitted to the opinion: ECON, LEGA
House before they could come into force;
− Report on the financial statements of the European
Environment Agency (EEA − Copenhagen) (Financial Year
− Mr Sturdy who pointed out that, in the Annex to the 1996), together with the Agency’s replies (C4-0055/98)
Minutes containing the roll-call votes, his name did not appear
among the Members having taken part in the vote on amend- referred to
ment 19 to the Lange recommendation for second reading responsible: CONT
(A4-0044/98) although he had indeed voted; he stressed how opinion: ENVI
important it was for all Members to be acquainted with the new
instructions and ensure that their names were correctly
recorded when they took part in a roll-call vote; − Report on the financial statements of the European
Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EDMC −
Lisbon) (Financial year 1996), together with the Agency’s
− Mrs Guinebertière who with reference to her remarks replies (C4-0056/98)
under Item 1, pointed out that she had not yet received a reply
to her request for the Minutes to include a list of Members referred to
‘not fulfilling the criteria’ laid down in the new instructions responsible: CONT
(the President recalled her earlier reply to Mr Kellett- opinion: CIVI
Bowman).
− Report on the financial statements of the European
Training Foundation (ETF − Turin) (Financial Year 1996),
The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.
together with the Foundation’s replies (C4-0057/98)
referred to
responsible: CONT
opinion: ESOC

2. Documents received
− Report on the financial statements of the Translation
Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (TCBU −
The President had received from the Court of Auditors the Luxembourg) (Financial years 1995 and 1996), together with
following texts: the Centre’s replies (C4-0058/98)
referred to
− Report on the financial statements and management for the responsible: CONT
Financial Year 1996 of the European Centre for the Develop-
ment of Vocational Training (Cedefop − Salonika), accompan- − Report on the financial statements of the Community Plant
ied by the replies of the Centre (C4-0051/98) Variety Office (CPVO − Angers) (Financial Years 1995 and
referred to 1996), together with the Office’s replies (C4-0059/98)
responsible: CONT referred to
opinion: ESOC responsible: CONT
opinion: AGRI
− Report on the financial statements and management for the
Financial Year 1996 of the European Foundation for the − Report on the financial statements of the European
Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Agency for Health and Safety at Work (EAHS − Bilbao)
Foundation), together with the Foundation’s replies (C4- (Financial Year 1996), together with the Agency’s replies
0052/98) (C4-0060/98)
referred to referred to
responsible: CONT responsible: CONT
opinion: ESOC opinion: ESOC
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3. Petitions 5. Impact of biotechnology on agriculture


(debate)
Pursuant to Rule 156(5) the President had forwarded to the
Committee on Petitions the following petitions which had been Mrs Keppelhoff-Wiechert introduced her report, drawn up on
entered in the register on the date shown below: behalf of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Develop-
ment, on the impact of biotechnology on agriculture (A4-
19 February 1998 0037/98).
by Mrs Valentine Young (No 170/98); The following spoke: Mr Fantuzzi, on behalf of the PSE
by Mr Jens Brinkmeier (No 171/98); Group, Mr Gillis, on behalf of the PPE Group, Mr Philippe-
Armand Martin, on behalf of the UPE Group, Mrs Anttila, on
by Mr Finn Skovgaard (No 172/98); behalf of the ELDR Group and Mr Graefe zu Baringdorf, on
by Mr D.J. Pockett (No 173/98); behalf of the V Group.
by Mr Agelakis Kyroudis (No 174/98);
by Mrs Marion Gachet (Collectif de soutien à la démocratie et
aux victimes de la violence en Algerie) (No 175/98);
IN THE CHAIR: Mrs SCHLEICHER
by Mr Roberto G. Aloisio (Studio Legale Aloisio) (and 3
signatories) (No 176/98); Vice-President
by Mr Manuel Batista Pereira Seco (No 177/98); The following spoke: Mrs Barthet-Mayer, on behalf of the
by Mrs Alice Rodrigues dos Santos Seco (No 178/98); ARE Group, Mr Nicholson, on behalf of the I-EDN Group,
Mr Paisley, Non-attached Member, Mr Kindermann,
by Mr Konstantinos Kyroudis (SOSPPE) (No 179/98); Mrs Schierhuber, Mr Hyland, Mr Van Dam, Mr Kronberger,
by Mr Michalis Landrakis (No 180/98); Mrs Hardstaff, Mr Cunha, Mr Martinez, Mr Wibe, Mr Rübig,
Mr Iversen, Mr Oreja, Member of the Commission, and the
by Mr L. Saridakis (No 181/98); rapporteur.
by Mr Konstantinos Papadopoulos (No 182/98);
The President closed the debate.
by Mr Konstantinos Pantermarakis (Association of the Deaf
and Hearing Impaired) (No 183/98); Vote: Item 18.
by Mrs Chara Chalikia (Association des Amis de l’Incinéra-
tion) (and 250 signatories) (No 184/98);
by Mr Dimitrios Ioannidis (No 185/98); 6. Electronic means of payment (debate)
Mrs Thors introduced her report, drawn up on behalf of the
Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizens’ Rights, on the
4. Animal feed ***I (debate) communication from the Commission to the European Parlia-
ment, the Council, the European Monetary Institute and the
Economic and Social Committee: ‘Boosting customers’ confi-
Mrs Poisson introduced her report, drawn up on behalf of the
dence in electronic means of payment in the single market’
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, on the
(COM(97)0353 − C4-0486/97) (A4-0028/98).
proposals for European Parliament and Council Directives
amending:
The following spoke: Mr David W. Martin, on behalf of the
I. Council Directive 93/74/EEC on feedingstuffs intended
PSE Group, and Mr Cassidy, on behalf of the PPE Group.
for particular purposes and amending Directives 74/
63/EEC, 79/373/EEC and 82/471/EEC (COM(97)0408 − As it was now voting time, the debate was adjourned until after
C4-0409/97 − 97/0208(COD)) the topical and urgent debate (Item 30).
II. Council Directive 95/69/EC laying down the conditions
and arrangements for approving and registering certain
establishments and intermediaries operating in the animal
feed sector (COM(97)0409 − C4-0408/97 − 97/
0213(COD))
(A4-0020/98). IN THE CHAIR: Mr GIL-ROBLES GIL-DELGADO
President
The following spoke: Mrs Hardstaff, on behalf of the PSE
Group, Mr Sonneveld, on behalf of the PPE Group, Mr Mulder,
on behalf of the ELDR Group, Mr Seppänen, on behalf of the
GUE/NGL Group, Mr Graefe zu Baringdorf, on behalf of the 7. Official welcome
V Group, Mr Happart, Mr Oreja, Member of the Commission,
Mr Graefe zu Baringdorf, who put a question to the Commis- On behalf of Parliament, the President welcomed a delegation
sion, and Mr Oreja who answered. of seven members of the Swiss Federal Assembly, led by
Mr Peter Bieri, who had taken their seats in the official gallery.
The President closed the debate.

Vote: Item 11. VOTING TIME


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8. Landfill of waste **I (vote) am. 22 (PPE):


Jackson report − A4-0026/98 Members voting: 474
(Simple majority) For: 243
Against: 182
Abstentions: 49
PROPOSAL FOR A DIRECTIVE COM(97)0105 − C4-
0160/97 − 97/0085(SYN): Parliament approved the Commission proposal as amended
(Part II, Item 1).
Amendments adopted: 1; 2; 3; 4 by RCV; 5; 32 by EV (247 for,
189 against, 9 abstentions); 6, 7, 9, 10, 13 and 14 collectively;
8; 11 by EV (301 for, 148 against, 7 abstentions); 12; 15; 16 by DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION:
split vote; 19; 20; 21; 22 by RCV; 23; 24; 25 and 26
collectively; 27 ((a) to (d)); 27 (e)); 30 by split vote; 29; 31 (1st Parliament adopted the legislative resolution (Part II, Item 1).
part) by EV (267 for, 184 against, 6 abstentions); 31 (2nd part)

Amendments rejected: 33 by EV (108 for, 353 against, 6


abstentions); 34 by EV (218 for, 247 against, 2 abstentions);
35/rev. by EV (205 for, 240 against, 5 abstentions); 36 by EV 9. Cabin crews **I (vote)
(75 for, 379 against, 6 abstentions); Grosch report − A4-0018/98
(Simple majority)
Amendments cancelled: 17 and 18 (incorporated in am. 16), 28
(incorporated in am. 27);
PROPOSAL FOR A DIRECTIVE COM(97)0382 − C4-
0460/97 − 97/0212(SYN):
The following spoke during the vote:
Amendments adopted: 1; 9; 10 and 11 collectively; 2; 12; 13 by
− Mr Falconer, after the roll-call votes on ams. 4 and 22, EV (231 for, 222 against, 2 abstentions); 14; 4 (part not
asked for it to be recorded that he was present; matching am. 14); 15; 5 (part not matching am. 15); 16; 6; 17;
7; 8 and 18
− Mrs Fontaine asked for the following Members to be
exempt from the need to be present for this vote as they had
Amendments fallen: 3; 4 (part matching am. 14); 5 (part
just attended a conciliation meeting: Cassidy, Wijsenbeek,
matching am. 15);
Bourlanges, Corbett, Florio, Caudron, Oddy, De Giovanni,
Gebhardt;
Parliament approved the Commission proposal as amended
− Mr Crowley, after the electronic vote on am. 33, asked for (Part II, Item 2).
it to be recorded that he was present (the President replied that
the vote had not been by roll-call)
DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION:
Separate votes: 1; 3 (PPE); 5 (I-EDN); 8; 11 (PPE); 12 (PPE,
ELDR); 15; 19; 20 (PPE) Parliament adopted the legislative resolution (Part II, Item 2).

Split votes:
10. Transport of dangerous goods by road −
am. 16 (PPE, ELDR):
Distinguishing sign of Member State in
1st part: 2 first subparagraphs (up to ‘the following targets’) which vehicles are registered − Transporta-
2nd part: 3rd subparagraph (up to ‘1993’)
3rd part: remainder ble pressure equipment ***I/**I (vote)
Le Rachinel reports (A4-0014/98 and A4-0024/98) and
am. 30 (ELDR): Camisón Asensio report (A4-0039/98)
(Simple majority)
1st part: up to ‘at the base of the landfill’
2nd part: up to 2nd table included
3rd part: last subparagraph (a) A4-0014/98:
am. 31 (PSE):
PROPOSAL FOR A DIRECTIVE COM(96)0555 − C4-
1st part: up to ‘two years of the entry into force of the 0665/96 − 96/0267(COD):
Directive’
2nd part: remainder Amendment adopted: 1

Parliament approved the Commission proposal as amended


Results of RCVs: (Part II, Item 3(a)).
am. 4 (PPE):
Members voting: 413 DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION:
For: 220
Against: 155 Parliament adopted the legislative resolution (Part II,
Abstentions: 38 Item 3(a)).
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(b) A4-0024/98: Split votes:

PROPOSAL FOR A REGULATION COM(97)0366 − C4- am. 6 (PPE):


0419/97 − 97/0199(SYN):
1st part: text without the words ‘(lasting no more than 8 days)’
2nd part: these words
Amendments adopted: 4 by EV (255 for, 200 against, 3 absten-
tions); 6 by EV (260 for, 200 against, 6 abstentions); 1 and 2
collectively; 3; 5; 7 Parliament approved the Commission proposal as amended
(Part II, Item 4).
Amendment rejected: 8

Parliament approved the Commission proposal as amended DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION:


(Part II, Item 3(b)).
Parliament adopted the legislative resolution (Part II, Item 4).

DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION:


II. PROPOSAL FOR A DIRECTIVE COM(97)0409 − C4-
Parliament adopted the legislative resolution (Part II, 0408/97 − 97/0213(COD)
Item 3(b)).
Amendments adopted: 8 to 10 collectively

(c) A4-0039/98: Parliament approved the Commission proposal as amended


(Part II, Item 4).
PROPOSAL FOR A DIRECTIVE COM(96)0674 − C4-
0068/97 − 97/0011(SYN):
DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION:
Amendments adopted: 1 to 3, 6, 7, 9 to 12, 14 to 16, 19, 20, 22
and 23 collectively; 4 Parliament adopted the legislative resolution (Part II, Item 4).

Amendments cancelled: 17, 21, 26 (included in am. 15), 5, 8,


13, 18, 24, 25, 27, 28 (included in am. 23)
12. Implementation of Structural Fund appro-
Separate vote: am. 4 (UPE) priations (vote)
Berend report − A4-0016/98
Parliament approved the Commission proposal as amended (Simple majority)
(Part II, Item 3(c)).

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION


DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION:
Amendments adopted: 6; 7; 2 by EV (275 for, 181 against, 2
Parliament adopted the legislative resolution (Part II, abstentions); 3; 8; 5 by EV (218 for, 213 against, 39 absten-
Item 3(c)). tions)

Amendments fallen: 1; 4

11. Animal feed ***I (vote) The different parts of the text were adopted in order (para. 11
Poisson report − A4-0020/98 modified).
(Simple majority)

The following spoke during the vote:


I. PROPOSAL FOR A DIRECTIVE COM(97)0408 − C4-
0409/97 − 97/0208(COD) − the rapporteur pointed out a mistake in para. 11, noting
that the figure ‘ECU 3,3 billion’ should be removed;
Amendments adopted: 1 to 5 and 7 collectively; 6 (1st part); 6
(2nd part) by EV (271 for, 186 against, 3 abstentions);
Split votes:
Amendments rejected: 11 and 12 collectively by EV (188 for,
252 against, 6 abstentions); recital I (V):
1st part: text without the words ‘(such as ... roll-over)’
2nd part: these words
The following spoke during the vote:
para. 20 (GUE/NGL):
− Mr Marı́n, Vice-President of the Commission, Mr Graefe
zu Baringdorf, on behalf of the V Group, and the rapporteur, on 1st part: up to ‘systematic checks’
ams. 11 and 12. 2nd part: remainder
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para. 27 (V): Pasty and Azzolini, on behalf of the UPE Group


1st part: text without the words ‘proposes ... Member State’ De Vries, on behalf of the ELDR Group
2nd part: these words Lalumière and Hory, on behalf of the ARE Group
to replace these motions with a new text:
Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 5).
Amendments rejected: 4 by RCV. 13; 5 by RCV; 7 by RCV; 8
by RCV; 3; 9 by RCV; 2 by RCV; 6 by RCV; 1 by EV (159 for,
288 against, 20 abstentions); 12 by RCV; 10 by RCV
13. Environment policy following Kyoto summit
(vote) Amendment withdrawn: 14
Motions for resolutions B4-0142, 0143, 0144, 0145, 0151,
0164, 0165/98
(Simple majority) Amendment cancelled: 11

The different parts of the text were adopted in order.


MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0142, 0143, 0144, 0145,
0151, 0164, 0165/98:

− joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following The following spoke during the vote:
Members:
Roth-Behrendt, Graenitz and Kenneth D. Collins, on − Before the vote Mr Kerr, on behalf of the V Group,
behalf of the PSE Group, withdrew his group’s am. 14 in favour of Mrs Berès’ am. 1.
Pimenta and Spencer, on behalf of the PPE Group,
Azzolini, Pasty and Baldi, on behalf of the UPE Group,
Eisma, Kestelijn-Sierens and Frischenschlager, on behalf Separate vote: para. 4 (I-EDN);
of the ELDR Group,
Papayannakis and González Álvarez, on behalf of the
GUE/NGL Group, Results of RCVs:
Lannoye and Breyer, on behalf of the V Group,
Weber, on behalf of the ARE Group
to replace these motions with a new text: am. 4 (GUE/NGL):
Members voting: 472
Amendments adopted: 2; 1 For: 79
Against: 382
Amendment rejected: 3 by RCV Abstentions: 11
The different parts of the text were adopted in order, para. 14
by EV (275 for, 178 against, 6 abstentions) am. 5 (GUE/NGL):
Members voting: 475
Separate vote: para. 14 (PPE) For: 71
Against: 383
Abstentions: 21
Results of RCVs:

am. 3 (V): am. 7 (GUE/NGL):


Members voting: 464 Members voting: 469
For: 218 For: 64
Against: 225 Against: 391
Abstentions: 21 Abstentions: 14

Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 6). am. 8 (GUE/NGL):
Members voting: 475
For: 71
14. Situation in Iraq (vote) Against: 383
Motions for resolutions B4-0182, 0200, 0201, 0204, 0205 Abstentions: 21
and 0206/98
(Simple majority) am. 9 (GUE/NGL):
Members voting: 478
For: 72
MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0182, 0200, 0201, 0204 Against: 386
and 0206/98: Abstentions: 20
− joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following
Members: am. 2 (I-EDN):
Green, on behalf of the PSE Group Members voting: 465
Brok, Maij-Weggen, Moorhouse, Oostlander, Robles For: 88
Piquer, Bernard-Reymond, McMillan-Scott, Bianco, Sten- Against: 357
zel and Oomen-Ruijten, on behalf of the PPE Group Abstentions: 20
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am. 6 (GUE/NGL): (b) Burma


Members voting: 475
For: 77 MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0146, 0150, 0154, 0157,
Against: 381 0162 and 0168/98:
Abstentions: 17
− joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following
Members:
am. 12 (V): Kinnock, Kirsten M. Jensen, Theorin and Vecchi, on
Members voting: 470 behalf of the PSE Group
For: 76 Moorhouse, Maij-Weggen and Oomen-Ruijten, on behalf
Against: 372 of the PPE Group
Abstentions: 22 Bertens, on behalf of the ELDR Group
Pettinari and Vinci, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group
am. 10 (GUE/NGL): Telkämper, Kreissl-Dörfler and Aelvoet, on behalf of the
V Group
Members voting: 469 Dupuis and Dell'Alba, on behalf of the ARE Group
For: 69 to replace these motions with a new text:
Against: 381
Abstentions: 19
Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 8(b)).

Parliament adopted the resolution by RCV (GUE/NGL) (Motion for a resolution B4-0160/98 fell.)
Members voting: 476
For: 388
Against: 56 (c) Human Rights Commission
Abstentions: 32
MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0148, 0149, 0163 and
0166/98:
(Part II, Item 7).
− joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following
(Motions for resolutions B4-0205 and 0208/98 fell, as did the Members:
joint motion for a resolution to replace them.) Barros Moura, on behalf of the PSE Group
Lenz, Moorhouse and Maij-Weggen, on behalf of the PPE
Group
Bertens, on behalf of the ELDR Group
Aglietta, Müller, Gahrton and Roth, on behalf of the
V Group
15. Situation in Nigeria and Burma − UN Dupuis, Dell’Alba and Hory, on behalf of the ARE Group
Human Rights Commission (vote) to replace these motions with a new text:
Motions for resolutions B4-0147, 0152, 0155, 0156, 0158,
0159, 0167, 0146, 0150, 0154, 0157, 0160, 0162, 0168, Amendment rejected: 1 by RCV
0148, 0149, 0153, 0161, 0163 and 0166/98
(Simple majority) The different parts of the text were adopted in order, para. 2
(1st part) by RCV. Para. 2 (2nd part) was rejected by RCV and
para. 4 (2nd part) was rejected by EV (83 for, 358 against, 12
abstentions).
(a) Nigeria

Split votes:
MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0147, 0152, 0155, 0156,
0158, 0159 and 0167/98: para. 2 (PPE):
1st part: text without the words ‘one of the main priorities’
− joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following 2nd part: these words
Members:
Kinnock and Vecchi, on behalf of the PSE Group para. 4 (PSE):
Maij-Weggen, Moorhouse and Lenz, on behalf of the PPE
Group Not applicable to English version.
Andrews and Girão Pereira, on behalf of the UPE Group
Bertens, on behalf of the ELDR Group
Carnero González and Pettinari, on behalf of the GUE/ Results of RCVs:
NGL Group
Müller, Aelvoet and Telkämper, on behalf of the V Group
am. 1 (ELDR, ARE):
Macartney and Hory, on behalf of the ARE Group
to replace these motions with a new text: Members voting: 455
For: 75
Against: 370
Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 8(a)). Abstentions: 10
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para. 2 (1st part) (ARE, UPE): which followed); after this RCV Mr Falconer challenged the
Members voting: 449 President’s reply as he had understood it interpreted into
For: 383 English, i.e. that his non-participation would be noted in
Against: 56 respect of all following roll-call votes; he asked that his
Abstentions: 10 attendance in the Chamber only be noted when he wished it to
be so that he could exercise his right to vote as he wished (the
para. 2 (2nd part) (ARE, UPE): President noted this request).
Members voting: 456
For: 64 Separate votes: paras. 3; 8 (PPE)
Against: 373
Abstentions: 19
Results of RCVs:
Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 8(c)).
am. 3 (GUE/NGL):
(Motions for resolutions B4-0153 and 0161/98 fell.) Members voting: 442
For: 91
Against: 343
Abstentions: 8
16. Situation in Albania (vote)
Motions for resolutions B4-0181, 0198, 0199, 0202, 0203, Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 10).
0207 and 0225/98
(Simple majority)

(Motion for a resolution B4-0181/98 had been withdrawn) 18. Impact of biotechnology on agriculture (vote)
Keppelhoff-Wiechert report − A4-0037/98
(Simple majority)
MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0198, 0199, 0202, 0203,
0207 and 0225/98:
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
− joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following
Members: Amendments adopted: 8 as an addition; 3; 2; 11 (1st part)
Imbeni, on behalf of the PSE Group
Pack, on behalf of the PPE Group Amendments rejected: 1; 9; 4; 5; 10; 6; 11 (2nd part); 12; 7; 13
Daskalaki, on behalf of the UPE Group
Cars, on behalf of the ELDR Group The different parts of the text were adopted in order.
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Alavanos and Ephremidis, on behalf of the
GUE/NGL Group
Aelvoet, Tamino and Cohn-Bendit, on behalf of the
The following spoke during the vote:
V Group
Lalumière, on behalf of the ARE Group
to replace these motions with a new text: − before the vote on am. 8 by Mr Graefe zu Baringdorf, on
behalf of the V Group, the President pointed out that the
Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 9). rapporteur had announced she could approve the amendment if
it was taken as an addition; Mr Graefe zu Baringdorf agreed to
the amendment being taken as an addition.

17. Air transport liberalization (vote) Split votes:


Seal report − A4-0015/98
(Simple majority) am. 11 (PPE):
1st part: up to ‘responsible way’
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION 2nd part: remainder

Amendments rejected: 1; 3 by RCV; 4; 2 Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 11).

The different parts of the text were adopted in order. *


* *

The following spoke during the vote:


Explanations of vote were made by the following Members:
− before the RCV on am. 3, Mr Falconer asked for the fact
that he would not be taking part in this vote to be noted Jackson report (A4-0026/98)
(the President pointed out that when a Member announced his
intention not to vote in a roll-call vote and his attendance was − in writing: Nicholson; Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza; Holm;
noted, the notification applied also to roll-call votes Ephremidis; Lis Jensen, Krarup; Verwaerde
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Grosch report (A4-0018/98) − am. 33:


present but did not vote: Crowley
− in writing: Caudron; Ephremidis
− am. 22
Le Rachinel report (A4-0014/98) present but did not vote: Falconer
− in writing: Bébéar; Gahrton, Holm, Lindholm
Environment policy
Le Rachinel report (A4-0024/98) − am. 3
intended to vote for: Banotti
− in writing: Schlechter, Gahrton, Holm, Lindholm intended to vote against: Lindqvist, Moreau, Ainardi,
Hendrick, Duhamel,Tillich, Wijsenbeek, Cushnahan
Poisson report (A4-0020/98) intended to abstain: Kestelijn-Sierens
− in writing: Iversen present but did not vote: Imbeni

Berend report (A4-0016/98) Situation in Iraq


− orally: Frischenschlager − am. 4
intended to vote against: Fontaine
− in writing: Lindholm; Nicholson; Gallagher; Klaß; Cush-
nahan; Hyland; Ephremidis; McCarthy; Ahlqvist, Wibe, Theo- − am. 5
rin, Andersson, Lööw; Caudron; Souchet; des Places; Darras present but did not vote: Crowley
− am. 7
Environment policy intended to vote for: Seppänen
− in writing: Kirsten M. Jensen, Blak, Sindal, Iversen; − am. 6
Ephremidis; Martinez intended to vote against: Wynn
Situation in Iraq − final vote
intended to vote in favour: Bernard-Reymond
− orally: Martinez; Smith intended to abstain: Kaklamanis
− in writing: Lienemann; Caudron; Macartney; Féret;
Bébéar; Darras; Berès; Theorin, Wibe, Ahlqvist, Lööw, Seal report (A4-0015/98)
Andersson, Waidelich and Hulthén − am. 3
intended to vote against: Caccavale
UN Human Rights Commission present but did not vote: Falconer
− in writing: Sjöstedt, Svensson, Seppänen; Cushnahan

Seal report (A4-0015/98) END OF VOTING TIME


− in writing: Ephremidis; Holm; Cushnahan
(The sitting was suspended at 1.25 and resumed at 3 p.m.)
Keppelhoff-Wiechert report (A4-0037/98)
− in writing: des Places; Spiers; Gahrton, Holm, Lindholm,
Bonde, Sjöstedt, Svensson, Lindqvist, Seppänen, Sandbæk, Lis
Jensen, Krarup, Anttila, Väyrynen

After the explanations of vote Mr Falconer protested that IN THE CHAIR: Mrs FONTAINE
Members had in practice been deprived of their right to explain Vice-President
their votes.

* TOPICAL AND URGENT DEBATE


* *
The next item was the debate on topical and urgent subjects of
major importance (for titles and authors of motions see
Corrections to votes − Members not voting although present Minutes of Tuesday 17.02.1998, Part I, Item 3).

Jackson report (A4-0026/98)


− am. 4
intended to vote for: Soltwedel-Schäfer, Müller, 19. Afghanistan (debate)
intended to vote against: Cushnahan, McMillan-Scott,
Berend, Rinsche The next item was a debate on seven motions for resolutions
intended to abstain: Wynn, Harrison, Titley, Alan J. (B4-0189, 0191, 0211, 0220, 0228, 0233 and 0253/98).
Donnelly
present but did not vote: Falconer, Cassidy, Wijsenbeek, The following introduced the motions for resolutions:
De Giovanni, Bourlanges, Corbett, Gebhardt, Oddy, Red- Mr Dell’Alba, Mrs Van Dijk, Mrs Lulling, Mrs André-
ing, Soulier, Seal, de Rose and Fabre-Aubrespy Léonard, Mrs Daskalaki, Mrs Pailler and Mrs Gröner
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The following spoke: Mrs Lenz, on behalf of the PPE Group, Belarus
Mr Fassa, on behalf of the ELDR Group, and Mr Marı́n,
Vice-President of the Commission. Mrs Schroedter introduced motion for a resolution B4-0239/
98.
The President closed the debate.
The following spoke: Mrs Erika Mann, on behalf of the PSE
Vote: Item 24. Group, and Mr Habsburg-Lothringen, on behalf of the PPE
Group.

Democratic Republic of Congo


20. Accident in Italy caused by a plane (debate)
Mr Girão Pereira introduced the motion for a resolution.
The next item was a debate on seven motions for resolutions
(B4-0184, 0187, 0209, 0210, 0221, 0243 and 0250/98). The following spoke: Mr Tindemans, on behalf of the PPE
Group, Mr Fassa, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Mrs Aelvoet,
The following introduced the motions for resolutions: Mr Pet- on behalf of the V Group, and Mr Hory, on behalf of the ARE
tinari, Mr Dell’Alba, Mr Burtone, Mr Florio, Mr Fassa, Group.
Mr Tamino and Mr Imbeni.
Mr Marı́n, Vice-President of the Commission, spoke on the
The following spoke: Mr De Coene, on behalf of the PSE human rights subject as a whole.
Group, Mr Amadeo, Non-attached Member, and Mr Marı́n,
Vice-President of the Commission. The President closed the debate.

The President closed the debate. Vote: Item 26.

Vote: Item 25.


22. Sub-critical nuclear testing (debate)
The next item was a debate on four motions for resolutions
21. Human rights (debate) (B4-0185, 0195, 0237 and 0245/98).
The next item was a debate on 21 motions for resolutions The following introduced the motions for resolutions: Mr Bert-
(B4-0196, 0213, 0222, 0229, 0234, 0242, 0244, 0188, 0193, ens, Mrs Schroedter and Mrs Theorin.
0212, 0224, 0232, 0236, 0255, 0194, 0214, 0235, 0246, 0239,
0256 and 0231/98). The following spoke: Mr Fabra Vallés, on behalf of the PPE
Group, Mrs Guinebertière, Mrs Theorin, Mr Marı́n, Vice-
President of the Commission, Mrs Schroedter who put a
Iran question to the Commission which Mr Marı́n answered,
stressing that the subject did not fall within the Commission’s
The following introduced the motions for resolutions: Mr Ull- field of responsibility.
mann, Mr Oostlander, Mr Bertens, Mrs Van Bladel, Mr Petti-
nari, Mr Hory and Mrs Garcı́a Arias. The President closed the debate.

Vote: Item 27.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr MARINHO 23. Disasters (debate)


Vice-President
The next item was a debate on five motions for resolutions
(B4-0216, 0226, 0238, 0251 and 0257/98).
The following spoke: Mr Newens, on behalf of the PSE Group,
and Mr Cars, on behalf of the ELDR Group.
Floods in Greece
Mauritania The following introduced the motions for resolutions: Mr Tra-
katellis, Mrs Daskalaki, Mr Ephremidis, Mrs Kokkola.
The following introduced the motions for resolutions:
Mr Hory, Mrs Aelvoet, Mr Habsburg-Lothringen, Mr Bertens
and Mr Vecchi. Storm in Malaga

Mr Fabra Vallés introduced the motion for a resolution.


Chile
Mr Marı́n, Vice-President of the Commission, spoke.
The following introduced the motions for resolutions: The President closed the debate.
Mr Tamino, Mr von Habsburg, Mr Carnero González and
Mr Pons Grau. Vote: Item 28.
The following spoke: Mr Howitt, on behalf of the PSE Group,
and Mr Bertens, on behalf of the ELDR Group. (The sitting was suspended at 5.15 and resumed at 5.30 p.m.)
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IN THE CHAIR: Mr David W. MARTIN The following spoke during the vote:
Vice-President
− Mr Imbeni proposed an oral amendment to insert after
para. 6 a new para. which he read out ‘takes note of the formal
request by the Italian Government to the US administration to
VOTE allow the trial to be held in Italy’. The President established
(Simple majority) that there was no opposition to including this oral amendment
which was adopted.

Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 13).


24. Afghanistan (vote)
Motions for resolutions B4-0189, 0191, 0211, 0220, 0228,
0233 and 0253/98

26. Human rights (vote)


MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0189, 0191, 0211, 0220, Motions for resolutions B4-0196, 0213, 0222, 0229, 0234,
0228, 0233 and 0253/98: 0242, 0244, 0188, 0193, 0212, 0224, 0232, 0236, 0255,
0194, 0214, 0235, 0246, 0239, 0256 and 0231/98
− joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following
Members:
Hoff and Gröner, on behalf of the PSE Group Iran
Lulling and Lenz, on behalf of the PPE Group
Pasty, on behalf of the UPE Group
André-Léonard, Bertens and Fassa, on behalf of the ELDR MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0196, 0213, 0222, 0234,
Group 0242 and 0244/98:
Sornosa Martı́nez, González Álvarez, Sierra González,
Moreau, Eriksson, Ojala, Ribeiro, Alavanos and Gutierrez − joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following
Dı́az, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group Members:
Roth, Van Dijk, Gahrton, Aglietta, Schroedter, Telkämper Garcı́a Arias and Newens, on behalf of the PSE Group
and Ripa di Meana, on behalf of the V Group Oostlander, on behalf of the PPE Group
Dell’Alba, Dupuis and Hory, on behalf of the ARE Group Bertens, on behalf of the ELDR Group
to replace these motions with a new text: Pettinari, Vinci, Ojala, Eriksson and Sierra González, on
behalf of the GUE/NGL Group
Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 12). Roth and Gahrton, on behalf of the V Group
Hory, on behalf of the ARE Group
to replace these motions with a new text:

Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 14(a)).


25. Accident in Italy caused by a plane (vote)
Motions for resolutions B4-0184, 0187, 0209, 0210, 0221,
0243 and 0250/98 (Motion for a resolution B4-0229/98 fell.)

MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0184, 0187, 0209, 0210, Mauritania


0221, 0243 and 0250/98:
MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0188, 0193, 0212, 0224,
− joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following 0236 and 0255/98:
Members:
Colajanni, Imbeni, De Coene, Berger, Castricum and
Krehl, on behalf of the PSE Group − joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following
Ebner, Bianco, Castagnetti and Oomen-Ruijten, on behalf Members:
of the PPE Group Vecchi, on behalf of the PSE Group
Azzolini and Pasty, on behalf of the UPE Group Stasi, on behalf of the PPE Group
Fassa and Bertens, on behalf of the ELDR Group Fassa, André-Léonard, Bertens, on behalf of the ELDR
Bertinotti, Vinci, Pettinari, Castellina, Manisco and Group
Gutiérrez Dı́az, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group Pettinari, Sornosa Martı́nez, Marset Campos, au nom du
Aglietta, Tamino, Ripa di Meana, Orlando and Aelvoet on groupe GUE/NGL
behalf of the V Group Aelvoet, Telkämper, on behalf of the V Group
Dell’Alba, on behalf of the ARE Group Pradier, Hory, Dupuis, on behalf of the ARE Group
to replace these motions with a new text: to replace these motions with a new text:

Amendment adopted: 1 Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 14(b)).

The different parts of the text were adopted in order. (Motion for a resolution B4-0232/98 fell.)
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Chile Split votes:

Mr Wijsenbeek spoke. am. 1 (PPE):


1st part: preamble, citation
MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0194, 0235 and 0246/98: 2nd part:recital -A

− joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 14(e)).
Members:
Pons Grau and Howitt, on behalf of the PSE Group
Bertens, on behalf of the ELDR Group
Puerta, Sornosa Martı́nez, Novo, Vinci, Gutiérrez Dı́az
and Marset Campos, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group
27. Sub-critical nuclear testing (vote)
Motions for resolutions B4-0185, 0195, 0237 and 0245/98
Kreissl-Dörfler, Tamino and Telkämper, on behalf of the
V Group
to replace these motions with a new text:
MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0185, 0195, 0237 and
Amendments rejected: 2 by EV (87 for, 122 against, 4 absten- 0245/98:
tions); 3; 4; 5 by EV (98 for, 114 against, 5 abstentions)
− joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following
Amendment withdrawn: 1 Members:
Theorin, on behalf of the PSE Group
The different parts of the text were adopted in order. Bertens, on behalf of the ELDR Group
Papayannakis and González Álvarez, on behalf of the
Separate vote: 2nd citation of preamble (PPE) GUE/NGL Group
McKenna and Schroedter, on behalf of the V Group
to replace these motions with a new text:
Results of RCVs:
Parliament adopted the resolution by EV (at the request of
preamble (2nd indent) (PSE, GUE/NGL): Mrs Oomen-Ruijten, on behalf of the PPE Group) (130 for, 88
Members voting: 208 against, 5 abstentions) (Part II, Item 15).
For: 124
Against: 77
Abstentions: 7
28. Disasters (vote)
Parliament adopted the resolution by RCV (PSE, GUE/NGL): Motions for resolutions B4-0216, 0226, 0238, 0251 and
Members voting: 218 0257/98
For: 129
Against: 77
Abstentions: 12
Floods in Greece
(Part II, Item 14(c)).
MOTIONS FOR RESOLUTIONS B4-0216, 0226, 0238, 0251/
(Mr Imaz San Miguel had intended to vote for.) 98:

Mr Chichester asked for his presence to be noted. − joint motion for a resolution tabled by the following
Members:
(Motion for a resolution B4-0214/98 fell.) Avgerinos, on behalf of the PSE Group
Dimitrakopoulos and others, on behalf of the PPE Group
Kaklamanis and Daskalaki, on behalf of the UPE Group
Alavanos and others, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group
Belarus
to replace these motions with a new text:
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION B4-0239/98:
Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 16(a)).
Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 14(d)).

(Motion for a resolution B4-0256/98 fell.) The following spoke:

− Mr Ephremidis who said it was laughable that this item


Democratic Republic of Congo had been included on the agenda in the light of a statement
during the debate by Mr Marı́n, Vice-President of the Commis-
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION B4-0231/98: sion, that the budget line providing funding for disasters had
been deleted; he called for the line to be reinstated;
Amendments adopted: 1 by split vote; 2
− Mrs Green, on behalf of the PSE Group, who agreed with
The different parts of the text were adopted in order. Mr Ephremidis;
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− Mrs Oomen-Ruijten who pointed out that funding could be − Common position adopted by the Council with a view to
provided by the Structural Funds; adopting a European Parliament and Council Directive amend-
ing for the third time Directive 83/189/EEC laying down a
− Mr Marı́n who pointed out that the Structural Funds procedure for the provision of information in the field of
Regulation did not allow for funding for disasters; technical standards and regulations (C4-0035/98 − 96/
0220(COD))
− Mr Posselt and Mr Ephremidis. referred to
responsible: ECON
(forwarded to committees asked for opinions at first reading:
Storm in Malaga CULT, LEGA)
legal basis: Article 100a, 213 EC
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION B4-0257/98:

Parliament adopted the resolution (Part II, Item 16(b)). − Common position adopted by the Council with a view to
adopting a Council Directive amending Council Directive
95/21/EC concerning the enforcement, in respect of shipping
* using Community ports and sailing in the waters under the
* * jurisdiction of the Member States, of international standards
for ship safety, pollution prevention and shipboard living and
working conditions (Port State Control) (C4-0082/98 − 97/
Mr Bourlanges protested that the bell announcing the votes had 0215(SYN))
not rung before the vote on topical and urgent motions for
resolutions (the President replied that this would be looked referred to
into). responsible: TRAN
(forwarded to committees asked for opinions at first reading:
ENVI)
END OF TOPICAL AND URGENT DEBATE
legal basis: Article 84(2) EC

− Common position adopted by the Council with a view to


adopting a Council Directive concerning the quality of water
29. Communication of common positions of the intended for human consumption (C4-0083/98 − 95/
Council 0010(COD))
referred to
Pursuant to Rule 64(1), the President announced that he had responsible: ENVI
received from the Council, in accordance with Articles 189b
and 189c of the EC Treaty, the following common positions, (forwarded to committees asked for opinions at first reading:
together with the reasons which had led to their adoption, and BUDG)
the Commission’s positions:
legal basis: Article 130s(1) EC
− Common position adopted by the Council with a view to
adopting a Council Directive amending Directive 90/219/EEC − Common position adopted by the Council with a view to
on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms adopting a European Parliament and Council Directive con-
(C4-0031/98 − 95/0340(SYN)) cerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas
(C4-0103/98 − 00/0385(COD))
referred to
responsible: ENVI referred to
responsible: RTDE
(forwarded to committees asked for opinions at first reading:
RTDE) (forwarded to committees asked for opinions at first reading:
ECON)
legal basis: Article 130s EC
legal basis: Article 57(2), 66, 100a EC
− Common position adopted by the Council with a view to
adopting a European Parliament and Council Directive on the − Common position adopted by the Council with a view to
approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative adopting a European Parliament and Council Directive amend-
provisions of the Member States relating to the advertising and ing Directive 97/33/EC with regard to operator number
sponsorship of tobacco products (C4-0034/98 − 00/ portability and carrier pre-selection (C4-0104/98 − 97/
0194(COD)) 0250(COD))
referred to referred to
responsible: ENVI responsible: ECON
(forwarded to committees asked for opinions at first reading: (forwarded to committees asked for opinions at first reading:
ECON, CULT) LEGA)
legal basis: Article 100a EC legal basis: Article 100a EC
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The three-month period available to Parliament to deliver its 32. Short-term statistics * (debate)
opinion would therefore begin the following day, Friday 20
February 1998. Mr Gasòliba i Böhm introduced his report, drawn up on behalf
of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and
Industrial Policy, on the proposal for a Council Regulation on
(The sitting was suspended at 5.50 and resumed at 6 p.m.) short-term statistics (COM(97)0313 − C4-0417/97 − 97/
0171(CNS)) (A4-0047/98).

The following spoke: Mrs Lulling, on behalf of the PPE Group,


30. Electronic means of payment (continuation of Mr Rübig, Mr Porto, Mr Marı́n, Vice-President of the Com-
debate) mission, Mr Rübig who put a question to the Commission
which Mr Marı́n answered.
The following spoke: Mr Ullmann, on behalf of the V Group,
Mr de Lassus Saint Geniès, on behalf of the ARE Group, and The President closed the debate.
Mr Marı́n, Vice-President of the Commission.
Vote: Minutes of 20.2.1998, Part I, Item 5.
The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 20.2.1998, Part I, Item 6.


33. Agenda for next sitting
31. Simpler legislation for internal market The President announced the following agenda for the sitting
(SLIM) (debate) of Friday 20 February 1998:

Mr Hyland, deputizing for the rapporteur, introduced the report


by Mr Crowley on behalf of the Committee on Legal Affairs 9 a.m.:
and Citizens’ Rights on the report from the Commission to the
Council and the European Parliament on simpler legislation for − votes
the internal market (SLIM): the results of the second phase and
the follow-up of the implementation of the first phase recom- − Bardong report on own resources * (1)
mendations (COM(97)0618 − C4-0660/97) (A4-0033/98).
− Wynn report on development finance (1)
The following spoke: Mr Hendrick, draftsman of the opinion
of the Committee on Economic Affairs, Mrs Berger, on behalf − Giansily report on Community cereals trade (1)
of the PSE Group, Mrs Mosiek-Urbahn, on behalf of the PPE
Group, Mr Wijsenbeek, on behalf of the ELDR Group, − Leperre-Verrier report on Community programmes with
Mr Hager, Non-attached Member, Mr Habsburg-Lothringen, Poland and Slovak Republic * (1)
Mrs Thors, Mr Rübig, Mr Lindqvist and Mr Marı́n, Vice-
President of the Commission.
(The sitting closed at 7.05 p.m.)
The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 20.2.1998, Part I, Item 7. (1) Texts would be put to the vote at the close of the debate.

Julian PRIESTLEY David W. MARTIN


Secretary-General Vice-President
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PART II

Texts adopted by the European Parliament

1. Landfill of waste **I

A4-0026/98

Proposal for a Council Directive on the landfill of waste (COM(97)0105 − C4-0160/97 −


97/0085(SYN))

The proposal was approved with the following amendments:

TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS


BY THE COMMISSION (*) BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 1)

Recital 3a (new)

Whereas landfill of waste is the option of last resort in the


hierarchy of prevention, recovery, recycling, incineration
and landfill;

(Amendment 2)

Recital 3b (new)

Whereas in order to avoid unfair competition it is necess-


ary to update Council Directives 89/369/EEC on the prev-
ention of air pollution from new municipal waste incinera-
tion plants (1) and 89/429/EEC on the reduction of air
pollution from existing municipal waste incineration
plants (2); whereas the Commission is asked to put forward
by 31 December 1998 a Directive on the incineration of
non-hazardous waste for existing and new incinerators
based on best available technology and including strict
standards for dioxins;

(1) OJ L 163, 14.6.1989, p. 32.


(2) OJ L 203, 15.7.1989, p. 50.

(Amendment 3)

Recital 3c (new)

Whereas it is ecologically more sensible to make compost


and biogas from biodegradable waste than to landfill or
incinerate it; whereas the Commission is therefore asked to
put forward by 31 December 1998 a Directive on compost-
ing and biomethanisation in order to encourage this type of
industry and to harmonize the quality requirements;

(*) OJ C 156, 24.5.1997, p. 10.


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TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS


BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 4)

Recital 6a (new)

Whereas in order to facilitate the achievement of the


objectives of this Directive it may be appropriate for the
European Union and the Member States to use economic
instruments, such as a tax on waste going to landfill;

(Amendment 5)

Recital 9a (new)

Whereas uniform European legislation on the processing of


dredging sludges is desirable;

(Amendment 32)

Recital 12a (new)

Whereas incineration subject to stringent requirements for


flue gas cleaning and the efficient use of energy constitutes
a sound alternative to landfill, and would eliminate
methane gas emissions altogether;

(Amendment 6)

Recital 23

Whereas under the polluter pays principle it is necessary, inter Whereas under the polluter pays principle it is necessary, inter
alia, to take into account any damage to the environment alia, to take into account any damage to the environment
caused by a landfill; whereas, as a result, it shall be ensured caused by a landfill; whereas, as a result, it shall be ensured
that rates for waste disposal in a landfill are fixed in such a way that rates for waste disposal in a landfill are fixed in such a way
as to cover all the costs involved in the setting up and operation as to cover all the costs involved in the setting up and operation
of the facility, including as far as possible the financial of the facility, including the financial security or its equivalent
security or its equivalent which the site operator must provide, which the site operator must provide, the cost of closing the
the cost of closing the site and the cost of any necessary site and the cost of any necessary aftercare measures, so as to
aftercare measures, so as to ensure that these rates reflect the ensure that these rates reflect the true costs for the whole
true costs for the whole life-time of a landfill and that these life-time of a landfill and that these costs are not borne by the
costs are not borne by the public purse; public purse;

(Amendment 7)

Recital 27

Whereas the Member States must send regular reports to the Whereas the Member States must send regular reports to the
Commission on the implementation of this Directive; Commission on the implementation of this Directive, supple-
mented by specific reports, as required in Article 5(1), on
the implementation of that part of the Directive, and
whereas the Commission shall be obliged to send these
reports to the European Parliament;
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TEXT PROPOSED AMENDMENTS


BY THE COMMISSION BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 8)

Article 1

With a view to meeting the requirements of Directive 75/ With a view to meeting the requirements of Directive 75/
442/EEC, and in particular Articles 3 and 4 thereof, the aim of 442/EEC, and in particular Articles 3 and 4 thereof, the aim of
this Directive is to provide for measures, procedures and this Directive is, by way of stringent operational and
guidance to prevent or reduce as far as possible negative technical requirements on waste and landfills, to provide for
effects on the environment, in particular the pollution of measures, procedures and guidance to prevent or reduce as far
surface water, groundwater, soil and air, as well as the resulting as possible negative effects on the environment, in particular
risks to human health, from landfilling of waste. the pollution of surface water, groundwater, soil and air, and
on the global environment, including the greenhouse effect,
as well as the resulting risks to human health, from landfilling
of waste, during the setting-up, operational, closure and
aftercare phases.

(Amendment 9)

Article 2(e)

(e) ‘inert waste’ shall mean waste that does not undergo any (e) ‘inert waste’ shall mean waste that does not undergo any
significant physical, chemical or biological transforma- significant physical, chemical or biological transforma-
tions. Inert waste will not dissolve, burn or otherwise tions. Inert waste will not dissolve, burn or otherwise
physically or chemically react, biodegrade or adversely physically or chemically react, biodegrade or adversely
affect other matter with which it comes into contact in a affect other matter with which it comes into contact in a
way likely to give rise to environmental pollution or harm way likely to give rise to environmental pollution or harm
human health. The total leachability and pollutant content human health. The total leachability and pollutant content
of the waste and ecotoxicity of the leachate must be of the waste and ecotoxicity of the leachate must be
insignificant; insignificant and not endanger the good ecological
quality of surface water and/or groundwater as defined
by the Directive for a framework for Community
action in the field of water policy (Directive .../.../EC);

(Amendment 10)

Article 2(f)

(f) ‘landfill’ shall mean a waste disposal site for the deposit of (f) ‘landfill’ shall mean a waste disposal site for the deposit of
waste on to or into land, including internal waste disposal waste on to or into land, including mine storage and
sites (i.e. landfill where a producer of waste is carrying out underground storage, internal waste disposal sites
its own waste disposal at the place of production) and (i.e. landfill where a producer of waste is carrying out its
excluding facilities where waste is unloaded in order to own waste disposal at the place of production) and
permit its preparation for further transport for recovery, excluding facilities where waste is unloaded in order to
treatment or disposal elsewhere, and temporary (i.e. less permit its preparation for further transport for recovery,
than one year) deposit of waste prior to recovery, treat- treatment or disposal elsewhere, and temporary (i.e. less
ment or disposal; than one year) deposit of waste prior to recovery, treat-
ment or disposal;
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(Amendment 11)

Article 2(p)

(p) ‘liquid waste’ shall mean any waste in liquid form (p) ‘liquid waste’ shall mean any waste in liquid form where a
including waste waters but excluding sludge; liquid is defined as a fluid containing ≤45% solids by
weight and flow characteristics to be defined following
determination of a test method in accordance with the
procedure laid down in Article 16;

(Amendment 12)

Article 2(pa) (new)

(pa) ‘underground landfill’ shall mean a site for the


permanent deposit of waste in a deep geological cavity
such as a salt or potash mine or store;

(Amendment 13)

Article 3(2), first indent

− the spreading of sludges, including sewage sludges, and − the spreading of sludges, including sewage sludges, and
sludges resulting from dredging operations, and similar sludges resulting from dredging operations, gypsum, lime
matter on the soil for the purposes of fertilization or and similar matter on the soil for the purposes of
improvement, fertilization or improvement,

(Amendment 14)

Article 3(2), third indent

− the deposit of dredging sludges alongside small waterways − the deposit of non-hazardous dredging sludges alongside
from where they have been dredged out, small waterways from where they have been dredged out
and of non-hazardous sludges in surface water includ-
ing the waterway bed,

(Amendment 15)

Article 3(2), fourth indent

− the deposit of unpolluted soil or of non-hazardous inert − the deposit of unpolluted soil or of non-hazardous inert
materials resulting from the extracting of mineral waste resulting from the prospecting for or extracting,
resources. processing or storing of mineral resources, or from
quarrying.

(Amendment 16)

Article 5(1)

1. Member States shall set up a national strategy for 1. Member States shall set up a national strategy for
implementation of the reduction of biodegradable municipal implementation of the reduction of biodegradable municipal
waste going to landfills at the entry into force of this Directive waste going to landfills including biodegradable waste
and notify the Commission of this strategy. produced, for instance, by institutions, manufacturing and
processing firms and private businesses at the entry into
force of this Directive and notify the Commission of this
strategy. Within six months of the date of transposition
given in Article 18, the Commission shall provide the
Council and the European Parliament with a report
drawing together the national strategies.
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The total amount of biodegradable municipal waste going to The total amount of biodegradable municipal waste going to
landfills must not exceed the following targets: landfills must not exceed the following targets:
By 2002, biodegradable municipal waste going to landfills By 2002, biodegradable municipal waste going to landfills
must − as far as possible − be reduced to 75% of the total must be reduced to 75% of the total amount (by weight) of
amount (by weight) of biodegradable municipal waste pro- biodegradable municipal waste produced in 1993.
duced in 1993.
By 2005, biodegradable municipal waste going to landfills By 2005, biodegradable municipal waste going to landfills
must be reduced to 50% of the total amount (by weight) of must be reduced to 50% of the total amount (by weight) of
biodegradable municipal waste produced in 1993. biodegradable municipal waste produced in 1993.
By 2010, biodegradable municipal waste going to landfills By 2010, biodegradable municipal waste going to landfills
must be reduced to 25% of the total amount (by weight) of must be reduced to 25% of the total amount (by weight) of
biodegradable municipal waste produced in 1993. biodegradable municipal waste produced in 1993.
The year of reference for the reduction will be 1993 as this is The year of reference for the reduction will be 1993 as this is
the latest year for which standardized Eurostat data is availa- the latest year for which standardized Eurostat data is availa-
ble. Member States shall establish systems for monitoring both ble. Member States shall establish systems for monitoring both
the total amount of municipal waste going to landfills and the the total amount of municipal waste going to landfills and the
proportion of this waste which is biodegradable, within two proportion of this waste which is biodegradable, within one
years of the entry into force of this Directive. This information year of the entry into force of this Directive and at least one
shall be made available to the competent National and year before the targets set out above come into operation.
Community statistical authorities when requested for statistical This information shall be made available to the competent
purposes. National and Community statistical authorities when requested
for statistical and verification purposes.
Member States shall report to the Commission at each of
the three stages (31 December 2002, 2005 and 2010) on the
success with which these targets have been met. The
Commission shall then report to the European Parliament
within three months on the extent to which the targets are
being met, and on any adjustments to the Directive which
may need to be made in the light of experience. These
reports shall not affect the general reporting requirements
on implementation of the Directive as a whole set out in
Article 15.

(Amendment 19)

Article 5(2)(d)

(d) whole used tyres from two years from the date of entry (d) whole used tyres from two years from the date of entry
into force of this Directive and shredded used tyres five into force of this Directive and shredded used tyres five
years from this date (excluding in both instances bicycle years from this date (excluding in both instances bicycle
tyres and tyres with an outside diameter above 1400 mm); tyres);

(Amendment 20)

Article 6(1)

1. Only waste that has been subject to treatment is landfilled; 1. Only waste that has been subject to treatment is landfilled.
This requirement shall not apply to inert waste for
which treatment is not technically suitable or to other
waste for which such treatment does not reduce the
amount of waste or the dangers for human health or
the environment.
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(Amendment 21)

Article 10

Member States shall ensure that the minimum price to be Member States shall ensure that the minimum price to be
charged by all public and private landfill operators for the charged by all public and private landfill operators for the
disposal of any type of waste in a landfill shall cover at least all disposal of any type of waste in a landfill shall cover at least all
costs involved in the setting up and operation of the site, costs involved in the setting up and operation of the site,
including as far as possible the cost of the financial security including the cost of the financial security referred to in
referred to in Article 8(1)(c), and the estimated costs of the Article 8(1)(c), and the estimated costs of the closure and
closure and aftercare of the site for a period of at least 50 years. aftercare of the site for a period of at least 50 years. Member
Member States shall ensure transparency in the collection and States shall ensure transparency in the collection and use of
use of any necessary cost information. any necessary cost information.

(Amendment 22)

Article 10a (new)

Article 10a

The Council, on the basis of a proposal from the Commis-


sion, shall adopt economic instruments such as a tax on
waste going to landfill. In the absence of Community
measures, Member States are encouraged to adopt such
measures to promote the objectives of this Directive.

(Amendment 23)

Article 11(2)

2. For landfill sites which have been exempted from 2. For landfill sites which have been exempted from
provisions of this Directive by virtue of Article 3(3), Member provisions of this Directive by virtue of Article 3(3), Member
States shall take the necessary measures to provide for: States shall take the necessary measures to provide for:
− regular visual inspection of the waste at the point of − regular visual inspection of the waste at the point of
deposit in order to ensure that only non-hazardous or inert deposit in order to ensure that only non-hazardous or inert
waste from the island or the isolated settlement is accepted waste from the island or the isolated settlement is accepted
at the site, at the site,
and and
− a register on the quantities of waste that are deposited at − a register to be kept, and be publicly available, on the
the site be kept. quantities of waste that are deposited at the site.
Member States shall ensure that information on the type
and volume of waste going to such exempted sites forms
part of the regular reports to the Commission on the
implementation of the Directive.

(Amendment 24)

Article 13(4)

4. for as long as the competent authority considers that 4. for as long as the competent authority considers that
landfill is likely to cause a hazard to the environment, the landfill is likely to cause a hazard to the environment, the
operator of the site shall be responsible for monitoring and operator of the site shall be responsible for monitoring and
analysing landfill gas and leachate from the site and the analysing landfill gas and leachate from the site and the
groundwater regime in the vicinity of the site in accord- groundwater regime in the vicinity of the site in accord-
ance with Annex III. ance with Annex III, this being for a period of at least
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30 years after closure of the landfill. The competent


authority may extend or shorten the said period if the
operator is able to demonstrate, on the basis of the overall
management programme laid down in the Annexes, that
the landfill no longer constitutes an active danger to the
environment. However, no time limit should be imposed as
regards the liability for damage occasioned by the activity
in question.

(Amendment 25)

Article 14, introduction

Member States shall ensure that landfills which have been Member States shall ensure that landfills which have been
granted a permit or which are already in operation at the time granted a permit under the waste framework Directive
of transposition of this Directive may not continue to operate (75/442/EEC as amended by Directive 91/156/EEC,
unless the steps outlined below are accomplished as soon as Article 9) may not continue to operate unless the steps
possible and within 5 years after the entry into force of this outlined below are accomplished as soon as possible and
Directive at the latest: within 5 years after the entry into force of this Directive at the
latest:

(Amendment 26)

Article 14, second paragraph (new)

Member States shall close down any existing landfill sites


which have not been granted a permit under the abovemen-
tioned waste framework Directive.

(Amendment 27)

Annex I(1.1)

1.1. The location of a landfill must take into consideration 1.1. The location of all landfills approved after the entry
requirements relating to: into force of this Directive must take into consideration the
following criteria, in the order specified below:
(a) the distances from the boundary of the site to residential (a) the existence of groundwater;
and recreation areas and waterways, water bodies and
other, agricultural or urban sites ensuring a minimum
separation of 0,5 km in the case of municipal waste
landfills and 2 km in the case of hazardous waste landfills
from residential areas;
(b) the existence of groundwater, coastal water or nature (b) the geological and hydrogeological conditions in the area;
protection zones in the area;
(c) the geological and hydrogeological conditions in the area; (c) the risk of flooding, subsidence, landslides or avalanches
on the site;
(d) the risk of flooding, subsidence, landslides or avalanches (d) the protection of the natural or cultural patrimony and
on the site; coastal and nature protection zones in the area;
(e) the protection of the natural or cultural patrimony in the (e) the distances from the boundary of the site to residential
area. areas, which should be a minimum of 0,5 km in the case
of municipal waste landfills and 2 km in the case of
hazardous waste landfills.
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(Amendment 29)

Annex I(2), fourth indent

− treat contaminated water and leachate collected from the − treat contaminated water and leachate collected from the
landfill to the appropriate standard required for their landfill to the appropriate standard required for their
discharge. discharge so as not to endanger the good ecological
quality of surface water and/or groundwater as defined
by the Directive for a framework for Community
action in the field of water policy (Directive .../.../EC).

(Amendment 30)

Annex I(3.3)

3.3. In addition to the geological barrier described above a 3.3. In addition to the geological barrier described above a
leachate collection and sealing system must be added in leachate collection and sealing system at the landfill base,
accordance with the following principles so as to ensure that sides and surface must be added in accordance with the
leachate accumulation at the base of the landfill is kept to a following principles so as to ensure that leachate accumulation
minimum: cannot enter the subsoil but can be collected and drawn off
at the base of the landfill:

Leachate collection and bottom sealing Leachate collection and bottom sealing
Landfill category non-hazardous hazardous Landfill category non-hazardous hazardous

Artificial sealing liner required required Artificial sealing liner required required
K ≤ 1 x 10–9 m/s; K ≤ 5 x 10–10 m/s;
thickness ≥ 1m thickness ≥ 1,5m
Drainage layer ≥ 0,5 m required required Drainage layer ≥ 0,3 m required required

Member States may set general or specific requirements for Member States may set general or specific requirements for
inert waste landfills and for the characteristics of the above inert waste landfills and for the characteristics of the above
mentioned technical means. mentioned technical means.

If the competent authority after a consideration of the potential If the competent authority after a consideration of the potential
hazards to the environment finds that the prevention of hazards to the environment finds that the prevention of
leachate formation is necessary, a surface sealing may be leachate formation is necessary, a surface sealing may be
prescribed. Recommendations for the surface sealing are as prescribed. Recommendations for the surface sealing are as
follows: follows:
Landfill category non-hazardous hazardous Landfill category non-hazardous hazardous

Gas drainage layer required not required Gas drainage layer required not required
Artificial sealing liner not required required Artificial sealing liner not required required
Impermeable mineral required required Impermeable mineral required required
layer layer
K ≤ 5 x 10–10 m/s;
thickness ≥ 0,5 m
Drainage layer ≥ 0,5 m required required Drainage layer ≥ 0,5 m required required
Top soil cover ≥ 1 m required required Top soil cover ≥ 1 m required required

Instead of the artificial sealing liner or the impermeable


mineral layer another total sealing layer can be used if
there is evidence that it guarantees equivalent protection.
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(Amendment 31)

Annex II(1), second paragraph

This work by the technical committee shall be completed The technical committee must draw up criteria to be
within three years after adoption of the Directive and must be satisfied by certain hazardous waste which could be
carried out having regard to the objectives set forth in Article 1 accepted in a landfill for non-hazardous waste. These
of this Directive. criteria must take into account in particular the medium
and long-term leachability of this waste. These criteria
must be drawn up within two years of the entry into force
of the Directive. The technical committee must draw up
criteria which waste must satisfy in order to be accepted for
an underground landfill. These criteria must take account
of the special characteristics of the underground landfill
(in particular that, in relation to long-term safety aspects,
the waste is not self-ignitable, spontaneously flammable or
explosive under the storage conditions (temperature,
humidity), does not form hazardous gas/air mixtures and
does not react with itself and with the surrounding rock).
This work by the technical committee shall be completed
within three years after entry into force of the Directive and
must be carried out having regard to the objectives set forth in
Article 1 of this Directive.

Legislative resolution embodying Parliament’s opinion on the proposal for a Council Directive on
the landfill of waste (COM(97)0105 − C4-0160/97 − 97/0085(SYN))

(Cooperation procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

− having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council, COM(97)0105 − 97/0085(SYN) (1),

− having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Articles 189c and 130s(1) of the EC Treaty
(C4-0160/97),

− having regard to Rule 58 of its Rules of Procedure,

− having regard to the report of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer
Protection and the opinion of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy
(A4-0026/98),

1. Approves the Commission proposal, subject to Parliament’s amendments;

2. Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 189a(2) of the EC
Treaty;

3. Calls on the Council to incorporate Parliament’s amendments in the common position that it adopts
in accordance with Article 189c(a) of the EC Treaty;

4. Calls on the Council to notify Parliament should it intend to depart from the text approved by
Parliament;

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5. Asks to be consulted again should the Council intend to make substantial modifications to the
Commission proposal;

6. Instructs its President to forward this opinion to the Council and Commission.

2. Cabin crews **I

A4-0018/98

Proposal for a Council Directive on safety requirements and attestation of professional competence
for cabin crews in civil aviation (COM(97)0382 − C4-0460/97 − 97/0212(SYN))

The proposal was approved with the following amendments:

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(Amendment 1)

Recital 5a (new)

Whereas information on the content of the various cabin


crew training programmes in all Member States should be
centralized at EU level;

(Amendment 9)

Recital 6a (new)

Whereas in the event of an emergency the assistance of all


crew members is needed and for this reason all cabin crew
members need to have full safety competence;

(Amendment 10)

Article 1(1)

1. This Directive shall apply to all cabin crew when 1. This Directive shall apply to all cabin crew on aircraft
assigned to safety functions on aircraft used by Community air used by Community air carriers, whether the aircraft is
carriers, whether the aircraft is registered in a third country or registered in a third country or not.
not.

(Amendment 11)

Article 2(b)

(b) ‘Cabin crew’ means any crew member, other than a flight (b) ‘Cabin crew’ means any crew member, other than a flight
crew member, assigned by an operator to duties in the crew member, assigned by an operator to duties in the
passenger compartment of an aircraft, except for addition- passenger compartment of an aircraft;
al crew members solely assigned to non-safety duties;

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(Amendment 2)

Article 2(c)

(c) ‘Safety functions’ means all duties related to the safe (c) ‘Safety functions’ means all duties related to the safe
operation of an aircraft and the safety of the passengers. operation of an aircraft and the safety of the passengers
and other crew members not assigned to safety duties.

(Amendment 12)

Article 3

No operator shall assign a cabin crew member to safety No operator shall assign a cabin crew member to safety duties
functions and no cabin crew member shall accept such duties and no cabin crew member shall accept such duties unless the
unless the requirements set out in Articles 4, 5, 6 and 7 have requirements set out in Articles 4, 5, 6 and 7 have been
been fulfilled. fulfilled.

(Amendment 13)

Article 4(2)

2. A cabin crew member, assigned to safety functions, shall 2. Cabin crew members shall pass a medical examination
pass a medical examination or assessment at regular intervals or assessment every 12 months so as to check their medical
so as to check the medical fitness to discharge his/her duties. fitness to discharge their duties.

(Amendments 14 and 4)

Article 5(1)

1. A cabin crew member assigned to safety functions must 1. A cabin crew member must first have successfully
have successfully completed an initial course of safety training completed an initial course of safety training covering at least
covering at least the subjects listed in Annex I. the subjects listed in Annex I.

(Amendments 15 and 5)

Article 5(2)

2. A cabin crew member assigned to safety functions on a 2. A cabin crew member on a specific aircraft must first
specific aircraft must have completed a conversion or differ- have completed conversion or differences training covering at
ences training covering at least the subjects listed in Annex II. least the subjects listed in Annex II.

(Amendment 16)

Article 5(3)

3. A cabin crew member assigned to safety functions shall 3. A cabin crew member shall undergo recurrent training in
undergo recurrent training in line with the provisions of line with the provisions of Annex III.
Annex III.
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(Amendment 6)

Article 6

The programme and organization of the training courses The programme and organization of the training courses
referred to in Article 5 shall be approved by the competent referred to in Article 5 shall be approved by the competent
national civil aviation authority. The training shall be carried national civil aviation authority. The training shall be carried
out by an officially approved organization. out by one or more officially approved organizations.
Member States shall provide the Commission with a list of
the organizations they have approved and the content of
their training programmes.

(Amendments 17 and 7)

Article 8

Attestations of professional competence issued in conformity Attestations of professional competence issued in conformity
with the present Directive shall be accepted by all Member with the present Directive shall be accepted by all Member
States for exercising the corresponding safety functions on States for exercising the corresponding functions on board
board aircraft operated by Community air carriers. aircraft operated by Community air carriers. This mutual
recognition may not be regarded as a dispensation from the
training laid down in Annexes II and III.

(Amendment 8)

Article 9(3a) (new)

3a. Member States shall lay down the transitional provi-


sions for the recognition of the training of cabin crew
members six months after the entry into force of this
Directive.

(Amendment 18)

ANNEX III

Recurrent training Recurrent training

a. Every year the programme of practical training must Every year the programme of practical training must include
include the following: the following:

1. emergency procedures including pilot incapacitation; 1. emergency procedures including pilot incapacitation;

2. evacuation procedures including crowd-control techni- 2. evacuation procedures including crowd-control techni-
ques; ques;

3. touch-drills by each cabin crew member for opening 3. touch-drills by each cabin crew member for opening
normal and emergency exits for passenger evacuation; normal and emergency exits for passenger evacuation;

4. the location and handling of emergency equipment, 4. the location and handling of emergency equipment,
including oxygen systems, and the donning by each cabin crew including oxygen systems, and the donning by each cabin crew
member of lifejackets, portable oxygen and protective breath- member of lifejackets, portable oxygen and protective breath-
ing equipment (PBE); ing equipment (PBE);
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5. first aid and the contents of the first-aid kits; 5. first aid and the contents of the first-aid kits;

6. stowage of articles in the cabin; 6. stowage of articles in the cabin;

7. dangerous goods procedures; 7. dangerous goods procedures;

8. security procedures; 8. security procedures;

9. incident and accident review; and 9. incident and accident review;

10. crew resource management. 10. crew resource management;

b. Every 3 years, recurrent training shall also include:

1. the operation and actual opening of all normal and 10a the operation and actual opening of all normal and
emergency exits for passenger evacuation in an aircraft or emergency exits for passenger evacuation in an aircraft or
representative training device; representative training device;

2. demonstration of the operation of all other exits; 10b demonstration of the operation of all other exits;

3. realistic and practical training in the use of all fire- 10c realistic and practical training in the use of all fire-
fighting equipment, including protective clothing, representa- fighting equipment, including protective clothing, representa-
tive of that carried in the aircraft. This training must include: tive of that carried in the aircraft. This training must include:
i. extinguishing a fire characteristic of an aeroplane interior i. extinguishing a fire characteristic of an aeroplane interior
fire except that, in the case of Halon extinguishers, an fire except that, in the case of Halon extinguishers, an
alternative extinguishing agent may be used; and alternative extinguishing agent may be used; and
ii. the donning and use of protective breathing equipment by ii. the donning and use of protective breathing equipment by
each cabin crew member in an enclosed, simulated each cabin crew member in an enclosed, simulated
smoke-filled environment. smoke-filled environment.

4. use of pyrotechnics (Actual or representative devices); 10d use of pyrotechnics (Actual or representative devices);
and and

5. demonstration of the use of the life-raft, or slide-raft, 10e demonstration of the use of the life-raft, or slide-raft,
where fitted. where fitted.

Legislative resolution embodying Parliament’s opinion on the proposal for a Council Directive on
safety requirements and attestation of professional competence for cabin crews in civil aviation
(COM(97)0382 − C4-0460/97 − 97/0212(SYN))

(Cooperation procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

− having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council, COM(97)0382 − 97/0212(SYN) (1),

− having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Articles 189c and 84(2) of the EC Treaty
(C4-0460/97),

− having regard to Rule 58 of its Rules of Procedure,

− having regard to the report of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A4-0018/98),

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1. Approves the Commission proposal, subject to Parliament’s amendments;


2. Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 189a(2) of the EC
Treaty,
3. Calls on the Council to incorporate Parliament’s amendments in the common position that it adopts
in accordance with Article 189c(a) of the EC Treaty;
4. Asks to be consulted again should the Council intend to make substantial modifications to the
Commission proposal;
5. Instructs its President to forward this opinion to the Council and Commission.

3. Transport of dangerous goods by road − Distinguishing sign of Member


State in which vehicles are registered − Transportable pressure equip-
ment ***I/**I

(a) A4-0014/98

Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive relating to motor vehicles and their
trailers with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by road and amending Directive
70/156/EEC in respect of the type-approval of motor vehicles and their trailers (COM(96)0555 −
C4-0665/96 − 96/0267(COD))

The proposal was approved with the following amendment:

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(Amendment 1)
Article 6, first paragraph
Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and
administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Direc- administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Direc-
tive on or before [1 January 1997]. They shall forthwith tive within 12 months of its publication. They shall forthwith
inform the Commission thereof. inform the Commission thereof.

(*) OJ C 29, 30.1.1997, p. 17.

Legislative resolution embodying Parliament’s opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament
and Council Directive relating to motor vehicles and their trailers with regard to the transport of
dangerous goods by road and amending Directive 70/156/EEC in respect of the type-approval of
motor vehicles and their trailers (COM(96)0555 − C4-0665/96 − 96/0267(COD))
(Codecision procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,


− having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council, COM(96)0555 −
96/0267(COD) (1),
− having regard to Articles 189b(2) and 100a of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission
submitted the proposal to Parliament (C4-0665/96),

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− having regard to Rule 58 of its Rules of Procedure,

− having regard to the report of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A4-0014/98),

1. Approves the Commission proposal, subject to Parliament’s amendments;

2. Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 189a(2) of the EC
Treaty;

3. Calls on the Council to incorporate Parliament’s amendments in the common position that it adopts
in accordance with Article 189b(2) of the EC Treaty;

4. Should the Council intend to depart from the text approved by Parliament, calls on the Council to
notify Parliament and requests that the conciliation procedure be initiated;

5. Points out that the Commission is required to submit to Parliament any modification it may intend to
make to its proposal as amended by Parliament;

6. Instructs its President to forward this opinion to the Council and Commission.

(b) A4-0024/98

Proposal for a Council Regulation on the recognition in intra-Community traffic of the distinguish-
ing sign of the Member State in which motor vehicles and their trailers are registered (COM(97)0366
− C4-0419/97 − 97/0199(SYN))

The proposal was approved with the following amendments:

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BY THE COMMISSION (*) BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 4)

Recital 4a (new)

Whereas many drivers currently use a distinguishing sign


which consists of the one- to three-letter abbreviation of the
appropriate Member State in white or yellow within a blue
ellipse surrounded by a circle of 12 yellow stars represent-
ing the Community flag; whereas for the purposes of
intra-Community transport this distinguishing sign should
meet the objective of identifying the state of registration
provided for in Article 37 of the Vienna Convention and the
objectives of the European Parliament resolution of 14 Sep-
tember 1988 on the European flag (1);

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(Amendment 6)

Recital 5

Whereas Member States requiring that vehicles from other Whereas Member States requiring that vehicles from other
Member States display the distinguishing sign of the state of Member States display the distinguishing sign of the state of
registration should also recognize the sign as provided for in registration should also recognize the signs as provided for in
the annex to this Regulation; the annexes to this Regulation;

(Amendment 1)

Article 1(1)

1. ‘distinguishing registration sign’ means a set composed 1. ‘distinguishing registration sign on the left hand side of
of one to three letters in Latin capitals indicating the Member the number plate’ means a set composed of one to three
State in which the vehicle is registered, as specified in the letters in Latin capitals indicating the Member State in which
annex; the vehicle is registered, as specified in the annex;

(Amendment 2)

Article 2

This Regulation shall apply to vehicles registered in the This Regulation shall apply to vehicles and their trailers
Member States that are driven in the Community. registered in the Member States that are driven in the
Community.

(Amendments 3 and 5)

Article 3

Member States requiring vehicles registered in another Mem- Member States requiring vehicles and their trailers registered
ber State to display a distinguishing registration sign when in another Member State to display a distinguishing registra-
they are being driven on their territory shall recognize the tion sign when they are being driven on their territory shall
distinguishing registration sign displayed in accordance with recognize the distinguishing registration signs displayed on
the specifications in the annex to this Regulation. the left-hand side of the number plate in accordance with the
specifications in the annexes to this Regulation like any other
sign they officially recognize.

(Amendment 7)

Annex II (new)

Background: blue
Stars: yellow
Text: yellow or white
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Legislative resolution embodying Parliament’s opinion on the proposal for a Council Regulation on
the recognition in intra-Community traffic of the distinguishing sign of the Member State in which
motor vehicles and their trailers are registered (COM(97)0366 − C4-0419/97 − 97/0199(SYN))

(Cooperation procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

− having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council, COM(97)0366 − 97/0199(SYN) (1),

− having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Articles 189c and 75(1)(d) of the EC Treaty
(C4-0419/97),

− having regard to Rule 58 of its Rules of Procedure,

− having regard to the report of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (A4-0024/98),

1. Approves the Commission proposal, subject to Parliament’s amendments;

2. Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 189a(2) of the EC
Treaty;

3. Calls on the Council to incorporate Parliament’s amendments in the common position that it adopts
in accordance with Article 189c(a) of the EC Treaty;

4. Instructs its President to forward this opinion to the Council and Commission.

(1) OJ C 290, 24.9.1997, p. 25.

(c) A4-0039/98

Proposal for a Council Directive on transportable pressure equipment (COM(96)0674 − C4-0068/97


− 97/0011(SYN))

The proposal was approved with the following amendments:

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(Amendment 1)

Recital 5

Whereas a Council Directive is the appropriate legal instru- Whereas a Council Directive is the appropriate legal instru-
ment to enhance safety in this equipment as it provides a ment to enhance safety in this equipment and to speed up
framework for uniform and compulsory application of the completion of the internal market as it provides a framework
approval procedures by Member States; whereas, in order to for uniform and compulsory application of the approval and
eliminate discretionary elements, it is necessary to establish inspection procedures by Member States based on mutual
clearly in Annexes V and VI which approval procedures for recognition; whereas, in order to eliminate discretionary
initial and periodic inspection of the transportable pressure elements, it is necessary to establish clearly in Annexes V and
equipment should be followed by Member States, VI which approval procedures for initial and periodic inspec-
tion of the transportable pressure equipment should be fol-
lowed by Member States,

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(Amendment 2)

Recital 6

Whereas Council Directives 94/55/EC and 96/49/EC have Whereas Council Directives 94/55/EC and 96/49/EC,
extended the application of the provisions of the ADR and RID although they are confined solely to the question of traffic
to cover national traffic in order to harmonize across the and do not include specific provisions on certain matters,
Community the conditions under which dangerous goods are have extended the application of the provisions of the ADR
transported by road and by rail; whereas the provisions relating and RID to cover national traffic in order to harmonize across
to transport equipment are laid down in order to facilitate the the Community the conditions under which dangerous goods
provision of transport services and that such Directives apply are transported by road and by rail; whereas the provisions
to the transport of dangerous goods; relating to transport equipment are laid down in order to
facilitate the provision of transport services and that such
Directives apply to the transport of dangerous goods;

(Amendment 3)

Recital 9

Whereas recognition of certification of inspection bodies Whereas recognition of approval by inspection bodies desig-
designated by the competent authority of a Member State as nated by the competent authority of a Member State as well as
well as of the conformity assessment procedures is the of the conformity assessment procedures is the principal
principal means of removing these obstacles to freedom to means of removing these obstacles to freedom to provide
provide transport services; whereas this objective cannot be transport services; whereas this objective cannot be achieved
achieved satisfactorily at another level by the individual satisfactorily at another level by the individual Member States;
Member States;

(Amendment 4)

Recital 11

Whereas Member States have to designate inspection bodies Whereas Member States have to designate inspection bodies
entitled to perform the conformity assessment procedures and entitled to perform the conformity assessment procedures and
periodic inspections and they also have to ensure that such periodic inspections and they also have to ensure that such
bodies are independent, efficient and professionally capable to bodies are sufficiently independent, efficient and profession-
carry out their appointed tasks; ally capable to carry out their appointed tasks;

(Amendment 6)

Article 1(3)

3. Transportable pressure equipment placed on the market 3. Transportable pressure equipment placed on the market
before 1 January 1999 which does not meet the requirements before 1 July 1999 which does not meet the requirements of
of Council Directives 94/55/EC and 96/49/EC does not fall Council Directives 94/55/EC and 96/49/EC does not fall within
within the scope of this Directive. the scope of this Directive.

(Amendment 7)

Article 2, first indent

− ‘transportable pressure equipment’ shall mean refillable − ‘transportable pressure equipment’ shall mean equipment,
equipment, including valves and other accessories of Class including valves and other accessories of Class 2 of the
2 of the Annexes to Council Directives 94/55/EC and Annexes to Council Directives 94/55/EC and 96/49/EC,
96/49/EC, approved for the transport of gases of Class 2, approved for the transport of gases of Class 2, as well as
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as well as for the transport of stabilized hydrogen cyanide for the transport of stabilized hydrogen cyanide of Class
of Class 6.1 and hydrogen fluoride, anhydrous and hydro- 6.1 and hydrogen fluoride, anhydrous and hydrofluoric
fluoric acid solution of Class 8; it shall include receptacles, acid solution of Class 8; it shall include receptacles,
demountable tanks, tank containers (portable tanks), and demountable tanks, tank containers (portable tanks), and
tanks of tank wagons, tanks or receptacles of battery tanks of tank wagons, tanks or receptacles of battery
vehicles and tanks of tank vehicles as defined in marginals vehicles and tanks of tank vehicles as defined in marginals
2211 and 10 014, 211 and Appendices X and XI, paragraph 2211 and 10 014, 211 and Appendices X and XI, paragraph
1.1.3 respectively of the Annexes to those Directives; 1.1.3 respectively of the Annexes to those Directives;

(Amendment 9)

Article 2, sixth indent

− ‘type C inspection body’ shall mean a body designated by Deleted


the national competent authority of a Member State in
conformity with Article 7 and meeting the criteria of
Annexes I and IV.

(Amendment 10)

Article 3(1)

1. New transportable pressure equipment, with the excep- 1. New transportable pressure equipment, with the excep-
tion of gas cylinders bearing an E mark in accordance with tion of gas cylinders bearing an E mark in accordance with
Council Directives 84/525/EEC, 84/526/EEC and 84/527/EEC, Council Directives 84/525/EEC, 84/526/EEC and 84/527/EEC,
placed on the market or put into service on or after 1 January placed on the market or put into service from 1 July 1999 shall
1999 shall meet the provisions applicable to equipment of meet the provisions applicable to equipment of Class 2 of the
Class 2 of the Annexes to Council Directive 94/55/EC and Annexes to Council Directive 94/55/EC and 96/49/EC. Com-
96/49/EC. Compliance of such transportable pressure equip- pliance of such transportable pressure equipment with these
ment with these provisions shall be proven exclusively in provisions shall be proven exclusively in accordance with the
accordance with the conformity assessment procedures set out conformity assessment procedures set out in Annex V, part I
in Annex V, part I and specified in Annex VI. and specified in Annex VI.

(Amendment 11)

Article 4(1)

1. For transportable pressure equipment mentioned in 1. For transportable pressure equipment mentioned in
Article 1(2)(b) compliance of such equipment with the provi- Article 1(2)(b) compliance of such equipment with the provi-
sions of the Annexes to Council Directives 94/55/EC and sions of the Annexes to Council Directives 94/55/EC and
96/49/EC shall be proven exclusively in accordance with the 96/49/EC shall be proven exclusively in accordance with the
procedures for periodic inspection in Annex V, part II. procedures for periodic inspection in Annex V, part II,
provided that the reassessment of existing transportable
pressure equipment as defined in Article 1(2)(b), third
indent, of this Directive is undertaken by a type A inspec-
tion body.

(Amendment 12)

Article 4(2a) (new)

2a. Member States may not prohibit the submission for


reassessment of the pressure equipment referred to in
Article 1(2)(b), irrespective of the Member State of first
approval.
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(Amendment 14)

Article 6(1), first subparagraph

1. Member States shall likewise inform the Commission 1. Member States shall likewise inform the Commission
and the other Member States of the type B inspection bodies and the other Member States of the type B inspection bodies
which they have appointed, in accordance with the criteria of which were recognized prior to the entry into force of this
paragraph 2, to carry out periodic inspections of transportable Directive and meet the criteria set out in paragraph 2 and
pressure equipment defined in Article 2, to ensure continued which they have appointed, in accordance with the criteria set
compliance with the relevant provisions of Council Directives out there, to carry out the conformity assessment pro-
94/55/EC and 96/49/EC in accordance with the procedures laid cedures in accordance with Annex V and/or for periodic
down in Annex V, part II, modules 1 or 2, including the specific inspections of transportable pressure equipment defined in
tasks which these bodies carry out on behalf of the competent Article 2, to ensure continued compliance with the relevant
authority and the identification numbers assigned to them provisions of Council Directives 94/55/EC and 96/49/EC in
beforehand by the Commission. accordance with the procedures laid down in the annexes to
this Directive, including the specific tasks which these bodies
carry out on behalf of the competent authority and the
identification numbers assigned to them beforehand by the
Commission.

(Amendment 16)

Article 6(3a) (new)

3a. In any case, and with reference to the findings


referred to in paragraph 3, all Member States must
automatically carry out the relevant checks at least once a
year for each type B inspection body they have designated.

(Amendment 15) (*)

Article 7

1. Member States shall likewise inform the Commission and Deleted


the other Member States of the type C inspection bodies which
they have appointed, in accordance with the criteria of
paragraph 2, to carry out periodic inspections of transportable
pressure equipment defined in Article 2, to ensure continued
compliance with the relevant provisions of Council Directives
94/55/EC and 96/49/EC in accordance with the procedures
laid down in Annex V, part II, modules 1 or 2, including the
specific tasks which these bodies carry out on behalf of the
competent authority and the identification numbers assigned
to them beforehand by the Commission.
The Commission shall publish in the Official Journal of the
European Communities a list of the designated Type C
inspection bodies, with their identification numbers and the
tasks for which they have been designated. The Commission
shall ensure that this list is kept up to date.

2. Member States shall apply the criteria set out in Annexes


I and IV for the designation of type C inspection bodies. Each
inspection body shall submit to the Member State which
intends to designate it complete information concerning, and
evidence of, compliance with the criteria in Annexes I and IV.

(*) The adoption of this amendment entails deletion of all references to Article 7 and to type C inspection bodies throughout the text of the proposal and its annexes.
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3. A Member State which has designated an inspection body


of type C shall withdraw such a designation if it finds that the
body no longer meets the criteria referred to in paragraph 2
above. It shall immediately inform the Commission and the
other Member States of any such withdrawal of a designation.

(Amendment 19)

Article 13(1)

1. The Member States shall adopt and publish the laws, 1. The Member States shall adopt and publish the laws,
regulations and administrative provisions necessary for them regulations and administrative provisions necessary for them
to comply with this Directive before 30 June 1998. They shall to comply with this Directive before 1 January 1999. They
forthwith inform the Commission thereof. shall forthwith inform the Commission thereof.
When the Member States adopt those measures they shall When the Member States adopt those measures they shall
include references to this Directive or shall accompany them include references to this Directive or shall accompany them
with such references on their official publication. The Member with such references on their official publication. The Member
States shall lay down the manner in which such references States shall lay down the manner in which such references
shall be made. shall be made.
Member States shall apply these provisions from 1 January Member States shall apply these provisions from 1 July 1999.
1999.

(Amendment 20)

Article 13(3)

3. Member States shall lay down the system of penalties for 3. Member States shall lay down the system of penalties for
breaching the national provisions adopted pursuant to this breaching the national provisions adopted pursuant to this
Directive and shall take all the measures necessary to ensure Directive and shall take all the measures necessary to ensure
that those penalties are applied. The penalties thus provided for that those penalties are applied. The penalties thus provided for
shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive. Member States shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive, with the
shall notify the relevant provisions to the Commission not later Commission being responsible for monitoring these penal-
than 30 June 1998 and shall notify any subsequent changes as ties with the aim of preventing any major discrepancies
soon as possible. between the Member States when the penalties are laid
down. The Commission shall inform the European Parlia-
ment of the results of this monitoring. Member States shall
notify the relevant provisions to the Commission not later than
1 January 1999 and shall notify any subsequent changes as
soon as possible.

(Amendment 22)

ANNEX III(2)

2. The inspection body shall not become directly involved 2. The inspection body shall not become directly involved
in the design, manufacture, supply, use of the transportable in the design, manufacture, supply, use or maintenance of the
pressure equipment, including accessories inspected, or similar transportable pressure equipment, including accessories
competitive items. inspected, or similar competitive items.

(Amendment 23) (*)

ANNEX IV

This annex is deleted.

(*) Annexes V, VI and VII are renumbered IV, V and VI respectively and all references thereto are changed accordingly.
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transportable pressure equipment (COM(96)0674 − C4-0068/97 − 97/0011(SYN))

(Cooperation procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

− having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council, COM(96)0674 − 97/0011(SYN) (1),

− having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Articles 189c and 75(1) of the EC Treaty
(C4-0068/97),

− having regard to Rule 58 of its Rules of Procedure,

− having regard to the report of the Committee on Transport and Tourism and the opinions of the
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy and the Committee on Legal
Affairs and Citizens’ Rights (A4-0039/98),

1. Approves the Commission proposal, subject to Parliament’s amendments;

2. Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 189a(2) of the EC
Treaty;

3. Calls on the Council to incorporate Parliament’s amendments in the common position that it adopts
in accordance with Article 189c(a) of the EC Treaty;

4. Instructs its President to forward this opinion to the Council and Commission.

(1) OJ C 95, 24.3.1997, p. 2.

4. Animal feed ***I

A4-0020/98

I.

Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive amending Council Directive 93/74/EEC
on feedingstuffs intended for particular nutritional purposes and amending Directives 74/63/EEC,
79/373/EEC and 82/471/EEC (COM(97)0408 − C4-0409/97 − 97/0208(COD))

The proposal was approved with the following amendments:

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BY THE COMMISSION (*) BY PARLIAMENT

(Amendment 1)

Recital 1a (new)

Whereas nutritional supplements have been on the market


for some years in certain Member States and whereas a
European list should be established enumerating recog-
nized nutritional objectives in the various Member States;

(*) OJ C 298, 30.9.1997, p. 10.


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(Amendment 2)

Recital 2a (new)

Whereas, unlike feedingstuffs intended for particular


nutritional purposes, nutritional supplements are added to
ordinary feedingstuffs without taking their place and are
therefore used for short periods only;

(Amendment 3)

Recital 2b (new)

Whereas it is essential that the notion of ‘temporary use’ of


these products is not understood as referring to an arbi-
trarily determined period of time; the duration of the use of
nutritional supplements should be determined on a case by
case basis and be supported by a bibliographical dossier
underpinned by scientific facts justifying the nutritional
objective and its period of administration;

(Amendment 4)

ARTICLE 1(2)
Article 2(1)(d) (Directive 93/74/EEC)

(d) ‘nutritional supplements for animals’ shall mean prepara- (d) ‘nutritional supplements for animals’ shall mean prepara-
tions made up by the mixture of additives or by the mixture tions comprising substances with an exclusively nutri-
of additives and products authorized by Council Directive tional purpose which, by virtue of their nature, concen-
82/471/EEC of 30 June 1982 concerning certain products tration or specific conditions of use are intended to be
used in animal nutrition (1), whether or not containing administered to animals orally in addition to their daily
basic materials for feedingstuffs, which are intended to be feed so as to meet temporarily increased needs in
administered orally so as to meet the temporary and certain breeding or living circumstances and cannot be
specific nutritional needs of animals in special breeding or considered as complementary feedingstuffs or feeding-
living conditions or to achieve specific nutritional pur- stuffs for particular nutritional purposes;
poses, and which, because of their nature, concentration
or method of administration cannot be considered as
complementary feedingstuffs;

(1) OJ L 213, 21.7.1982, p. 8.

(Amendment 5)

ARTICLE 1(2)
Article 2(1)(e) (Directive 93/74/EEC)

(e) ‘particular nutritional purpose’ shall mean the purpose of (e) ‘particular nutritional purpose’ shall mean the purpose of
satisfying the specific nutritional needs of certain pets or satisfying the specific nutritional needs of certain pets or
productive livestock whose process of assimilation, productive livestock whose process of assimilation,
absorption or metabolism could be temporarily impaired absorption or metabolism could be temporarily impaired
or is temporarily or irreversibly impaired and are therefore or is temporarily or irreversibly impaired and are therefore
able to derive benefit from ingestion of feedingstuffs able to derive benefit from an adjustment of their
appropriate to their condition. nutrition appropriate to their condition.
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(Amendment 6)

ARTICLE 1(2)

Article 3 (Directive 93/74/EEC)

The Member States shall require that the nature or composition 1. The Member States shall require that feedingstuffs
of the feedingstuffs and nutritional supplements for animals intended for a particular nutritional purpose be intended
referred to in Article 1(1) shall be such that the products are for a dietetic nutritional purpose within the meaning of
appropriate for their intended particular nutritional purpose. Article 2(e).

2. The Member States shall require that nutritional


supplements for animals have an exclusively nutritional
purpose and that they be intended to:

− achieve dietetic nutritional purposes within the mean-


ing of Article 2(e) or

− meet the temporary and specific nutritional needs of


animals at crucial stages in the life or breeding cycle.

They shall in particular require that nutritional supple-


ments for animals do not contain medicinal substances
(including antibiotics), growth promoters or coccidiostats.

Furthermore, with a view to entry on the list of authorized


uses of nutritional supplements for animals in accordance
with Article 8, nutritional purposes shall:

− be intended to meet temporary nutritional needs (last-


ing no more than 8 days) in the case of species or
categories of animal the meat or products from which
are intended for human consumption

and

− be possible to achieve without it being necessary to


alter the composition of ordinary compound feeding-
stuffs or to use a feedingstuff intended for a particular
nutritional purpose.

3. The nature, composition and method of administra-


tion of feedingstuffs for particular nutritional purposes and
of nutritional supplements for animals shall be such that
they are appropriate for their intended purpose

(Amendment 7)

ARTICLE 1(2)

Article 6(1)(b) (Directive 93/74/EEC)

(b) the precise use, i.e. the particular nutritional purpose; (b) the precise use, i.e. the dietetic nutritional purpose;
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and Council Directive amending Council Directive 93/74/EEC on feedingstuffs intended for
particular nutritional purposes and amending Directives 74/63/EEC, 79/373/EEC and 82/471/EEC
(COM(97)0408 − C4-0409/97 − 97/0208(COD))
(Codecision procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,


− having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council, COM(97)0408 −
97/0208(COD) (1),
− having regard to Articles 189b(2) and 100a of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission
submitted the proposal to Parliament (C4-0409/97),
− having regard to Rule 58 of its Rules of Procedure,
− having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A4-0020/98),

1. Approves the Commission proposal, subject to Parliament’s amendments;


2. Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 189a(2) of the EC
Treaty;
3. Calls on the Council to incorporate Parliament’s amendments in the common position that it adopts
in accordance with Article 189b(2) of the EC Treaty;
4. Should the Council intend to depart from the text approved by Parliament, calls on the Council to
notify Parliament and requests that the conciliation procedure be initiated;
5. Points out that the Commission is required to submit to Parliament any modification it may intend to
make to its proposal as amended by Parliament;
6. Instructs its President to forward this opinion to the Council and Commission.

(1) OJ C 298, 30.9.1997, p. 10.

II.

Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive amending Council Directive 95/69/EC
laying down the conditions and arrangements for approving and registering certain establishments
and intermediaries operating in the animal feed sector (COM(97)0409 − C4-0408/97 − 97/
0213(COD))

The proposal was approved with the following amendments:

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(Amendment 8)

ARTICLE 1(2)(ii)
Article 2(4) (Directive 95/69/EC)

(ii) The following paragraph is added: Deleted


‘4. Approved establishments engaged in the corres-
ponding activities referred to in paragraph 2(b) shall
automatically be deemed to meet the conditions referred to
in paragraph 2(g).’

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(Amendment 9)

ARTICLE 1(5)
Article 7(2)(e) (Directive 95/69/EC)

5. The following is added to Article 7(2): Deleted


‘(e) using, for the exclusive requirements of its holding,
nutritional supplements for animals referred to in
Chapter I.2(a) of the Annex must meet the minimum
conditions laid down in Chapter II(c) of the Annex.’

(Amendment 10)

ARTICLE 1(11.2.2.1)
Annex, Chapter II(c)(1), second subparagraph (Directive 95/69/EC)

Establishments using nutritional supplements for animals must Deleted


have the appropriate equipment for dosing and distributing the
products; where a nutritional supplement for animals is
distributed in drinking water, the establishment must have a
separate water circuit for the purpose.

Legislative resolution embodying Parliament’s opinion on the proposal for a European Parliament
and Council Directive amending Council Directive 95/69/EC laying down the conditions and
arrangements for approving and registering certain establishments and intermediaries operating in
the animal feed sector (COM(97)0409 − C4-0408/97 − 97/0213(COD))

(Codecision procedure: first reading)

The European Parliament,

− having regard to the Commission proposal to Parliament and the Council, COM(97)0409 −
97/0213(COD) (1),

− having regard to Articles 189b(2) and 100a of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Commission
submitted the proposal to Parliament (C4-0408/97),

− having regard to Rule 58 of its Rules of Procedure,

− having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A4-0020/98),

1. Approves the Commission proposal, subject to Parliament’s amendments;

2. Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 189a(2) of the EC
Treaty;

3. Calls on the Council to incorporate Parliament’s amendments in the common position that it adopts
in accordance with Article 189b(2) of the EC Treaty;

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4. Should the Council intend to depart from the text approved by Parliament, calls on the Council to
notify Parliament and requests that the conciliation procedure be initiated;

5. Points out that the Commission is required to submit to Parliament any modification it may intend to
make to its proposal as amended by Parliament;

6. Instructs its President to forward this opinion to the Council and Commission.

5. Implementation of Structural Fund appropriations

A4-0016/98

Resolution on the implementation of Structural Fund appropriations

The European Parliament,

− having regard to the objectives of European regional policy, the guidelines for the European Structural
Funds and the priorities set out therein which are laid down in Articles 130a-130e of the EC Treaty,

− having regard to the objectives of strengthening economic and social cohesion within the Member
States of the Community, which were laid down at the 1992 Edinburgh European Council,

− having regard to the annual reports on the Structural Funds pursuant to Article 16 of Regulation (EEC)
No 2081/93, the periodic reports pursuant to Article 8 of Regulation (EEC) No 2083/93 and the first
report on economic and social cohesion pursuant to Article 130b of the EC Treaty,

− having regard to the annual reports of the Court of Auditors pursuant to Article 188c(4) of the EC
Treaty,

− having regard to the proposals put forward by the Commission in its ‘Agenda 2000’ for adjustments to
the Community’s structural policy, in order to cope not least with the demands created by forthcoming
enlargements,

− having regard to its resolution of 10 April 1997 containing the comments which form part of the
decision giving discharge to the Commission in respect of the implementation of the general budget of
the European Union for the financial year 1995 (1), in which it expressed its concern at the ‘degree of
utilization of the available funding, which, in some respects, is most unsatisfactory’ and instructed its
relevant committees ‘to examine the extent and implications of the problem more closely and to draw
up recommendations’,

− having regard to the report of the Committee on Regional Policy and the opinions of the Committee on
Agriculture and Rural Development, the Committee on Budgets, the Committee on Research,
Technological Development and Energy, the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, the
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection, the Committee on
Budgetary Control and the Committee on Fisheries (A4-0016/98),

A. whereas Structural Fund appropriations, pursuant to Article 158 of the Amsterdam Treaty, aim at
reducing disparities between the levels of development of the various regions and the backwardness
of the least favoured regions or islands, including rural areas; whereas this policy also has a horizontal
dimension, with the objective of reducing disparities between the levels of development of the various
regions,

(1) OJ L 162, 19.6.1997, p. 32.


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B. whereas the substantial increases in structural appropriations for the 1989-1993 and 1994-1999
programming periods reflect the importance that is attached to the policy of strengthening economic
and social cohesion,

C. whereas, despite this increased effort, the first cohesion report established that convergence between
levels of development, expressed as per capita GDP in purchasing power parities, had been attained
only at national level, not at regional level,

D. whereas it is essential to continue the structural policy, particularly in view of forthcoming challenges
such as economic and monetary union and enlargement to include Central and Eastern Europe and
Cyprus,

E. whereas regional and structural policy constitutes one of the most important contributions to the
visibility of the European Union and to a close relationship with its citizens,

F. whereas Structural Fund interventions are contributing to the creation of jobs and are thus helping to
resolve the crisis of unemployment in Europe, not least in the light of the persistently high levels of
unemployment, especially long-term unemployment,

G. whereas the appropriations approved for the Structural Funds under the financial perspective are both
an expenditure authorization and an agreed expenditure target, the implementation of which is
indispensable for the strengthening of economic and social cohesion,

H. whereas the objectives in the implementation of Structural Fund appropriations must be the full
take-up, timely execution and the highest possible quality of projects,

I. whereas the conflict between multiannual programming under the structural policy and budget
annuality justifies more flexible budgetary instruments (such as the existing possibility of roll-over) in
order to do justice to the decisions taken in Edinburgh; whereas the Council regards reductions in
appropriations as the answer to the non-implementation of structural appropriations,

J. whereas there are many reasons underlying the non-implementation of Structural Fund appropria-
tions: administrative/procedural, financial or macroeconomic; whereas the current structure of
European regional policy and the way in which it is administered must bear part of the blame for
non-implementation, and should therefore be revised under the future reform,

K. whereas, systematic non-implementation substantially reduces the objective, enshrined in the Treaty,
of strengthening economic and social cohesion, as well as the decisions taken in Edinburgh, and
cannot be tolerated,

L. emphasizing the fact that the quality of Structural Fund interventions must remain the ultimate
deciding criterion and that the use of appropriations just for the sake of it must be rejected,

M. whereas the forthcoming reform of the Structural Funds offers the opportunity to take up the
challenge of improving the implementation of appropriations and thus to frame an improved, efficient
structural policy which produces better results,

Situation regarding the implementation of Structural Fund appropriations for 1994-1999

1. Notes that the rate of implementation of Structural Fund appropriations (commitments/funds entered
in the budget) for 1994, 1995 and 1996 was 90%, 91% and 98%, respectively, and was 75%, 81% and 95%
in respect of payments; finds it regrettable that worse results were achieved in the first two years, in
respect of commitments, than in the year with the lowest implementation rate in the preceding period
(94% in 1993);

2. Notes that, of the appropriations available for the years in question (1994-1996) around
ECU 3,4 billion overall was not implemented, and had to be rolled over to the subsequent financial years
1997-1999; notes with satisfaction, however, that 1996 marked a turning-point, in that all the
appropriations provided for that year were committed, and that in addition ECU 423 million of the
ECU 869 million which were rolled over from 1994 to 1996, were also executed;
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3. Points out that, as one arm of the budgetary authority, it has already noted with satisfaction − in its
resolutions of 2 October 1997 on the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the
financial year 1997 (1) and 23 October 1997 on the draft general budget of the European Union for the
financial year 1998 − Section III − Commission (2) − that after the low level of utilization of the
appropriations available in 1994 and 1995, since 1996 an overall improvement in the implementation of
Structural Fund appropriations can be observed;

4. Notes with satisfaction the upward trend in the implementation of the European Regional
Development Fund (ERDF) which, following an unsatisfactory outturn in 1994, is now achieving
satisfactory utilization rates and, accounting as it does for 48% of Structural Fund appropriations
(excluding the Cohesion Fund), has a decisive influence on the overall utilization rate;

5. Notes that, despite the satisfactory utilization rate for the European Social Fund (ESF) in 1996, the
flow of appropriations up to the mid-point of the current programming period has been lagging
substantially behind the financial schedule; given that it accounts for 30% of Structural Fund
appropriations, a medium-term improvement in utilization will have a decisive impact on the overall
utilization rate; notes that the annuality of ESF programmes does not always fit in with Member State
financial calendars or indeed the academic calendar;

6. Regrets the fact that, despite the relatively satisfactory implementation of appropriations under the
Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance (FIFG) in the first two years, in 1996 the FIFG lagged
substantially behind the other Structural Funds, with an implementation rate of only 78%; notes with
satisfaction the trend in the take-up of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund −
Guidance Section (EAGGF − Guidance Section);

7. Considers that, despite some specific problems which are now being overcome, the level of general
implementation of the EAGGF − Guidance Section in the previous and current programming periods may
be deemed fairly satisfactory, both as regards the attainment of objectives and the utilization of
appropriations;

8. Notes an implementation rate in respect of objectives of 96% of the original plans between 1994 and
1996; is pleased with the more than satisfactory implementation of appropriations for Objective 1;
is concerned about the less than optimum outturn in respect of the other objectives;

9. Considers the implementation of Community Initiatives, which had an aggregate utilization rate of
90% of the original plans between 1994 and 1996, as inadequate; regards one of the main reasons as being
the delays that arose at the start of the programming period, which led to a utilization rate of only 12% for
1994; is concerned, despite this fact, about the increasingly slow execution of some Community
Initiatives;

10. Notes, with regard to the amounts still to be paid (the difference between commitments entered into
and payments actually made), that these increased from ECU 15 billion to ECU 26,7 billion between 1993
and 1996; recognizes, however, the positive fact that both the annual rate of increase and the proportion in
relation to commitment appropriations for each financial year have declined, and thus improved;

11. Strongly criticizes the fact that pre-1994 appropriations still to be executed under the ERDF,
amounting to ECU 2,5 billion for Community Support Frameworks and Community Initiatives from 1989
to 1993, were still outstanding at the end of 1996; notes that no up-to-date figures on the execution of
pre-1994 programmes which are still running have been published by the Commission; regrets the fact
that, in performing its monitoring function, it has had to make use of material published by the Court of
Auditors in respect of these figures;

Shortcomings in the start-up and execution of the current programming period

12. Stresses that the actual start-up of the programming period is one of the most serious shortcomings
affecting the implementation of appropriations: in the case of the 1994-1999 programming period the
start-up was characterized by significant delays in the adoption of the regulations, in the decision on
eligible areas and in the allocation of appropriations and, as a result, in the submission and approval of
programmes;

(1) OJ C 325, 27.10.1997, p. 18.


(2) Minutes of that sitting, Part II, Item 1(d).
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13. Believes, therefore, that a successful start-up (adoption of regulations, definition of development
areas, programme approvals, etc.) begins well before the official start of each programming period, in
order to keep what is, per se, incomplete budgetary planning in respect of structural measures within
bounds; notes that the start-up is successful when both local and regional authorities and the social
partners are involved in good time;

14. Urges the Commission and Member States to ensure via technical assistance the maximum
education of applicants and the proper assessment of applications through training and preparatory work
to improve the successful take up of aid;

15. Notes that, as a result of these delays in 1994 and 1995, when the budget for the Structural Fund
appropriations under the 1994-1999 programming period is executed, commitments will be concentrated
at the end of the period, as they were in the previous programming period; recalls that the successive
adjustments to category 2 of the financial perspective in order to rebudgetize unused resources since 1995
have created a snowball effect whereby an additional amount of at least ECU 1,738 billion, compared with
the ceiling on commitment appropriations initially laid down at Edinburgh, will have accumulated in
1999, final year of the programming period (the additional amount in payment appropriations reaching
ECU 1,105 billion); fears that these amounts might increase on account of possible implementation
shortfalls in the next years (1998/99); regrets the frequently noted fact that payments are regularly
concentrated at the end of the financial year;

16. Calls for a realistic assessment of the sustainability of the current financial framework, as results
from the rebudgetization of the 1994 and 1995 unused appropriations, since it artificially concentrates
resources towards the end of the programming period;

17. Stresses that the successful selection of projects is the key to the implementation of appropriations;
notes a positive connection between the integration of EU cofinancing into existing programmes and the
implementation of appropriations, while acknowledging that the implementation data do not do justice to
the quality of innovative programmes, which require more time and effort;

18. Points out once again that administrative fragmentation, both horizontal and vertical (at EU,
national and regional level), can stand in the way of successful implementation; the number of actors
involved as a result of such fragmentation, in conjunction with the multiplicity of forms of intervention
and procedural rules, often leads to administrative overload, and thus to the under-implementation or
delayed implementation of Structural Fund appropriations;

19. Emphatically endorses the value of the Member States having an obligation to provide cofinancing;
also notes, however, that one of the reasons for problems with implementation is cofinancing difficulties,
which stem from the strict rule of annuality applied to national budgets, the tardy fulfilment or
non-fulfilment of pledges of public-sector cofinancing, or the sheer impossibility of securing the requisite
matching funding;

20. Notes that modifications to programmes and financial tables under the monitoring committee
procedures are currently inflexible and very time-consuming, and consequently lead to delays in
execution; proposes, in this connection, extending the responsibilities and reviewing the role of the
monitoring committees, and simultaneously strengthening systematic checks and making it possible for
the Commission to impose sanctions;

21. Notes, finally, that some Member States put the requirements regarding evaluation and monitoring
forward as a major reason for implementation backlogs, on the grounds of the lack of a tradition of
carrying out evaluations, problems with coordination and conflicting responsibilities between European
and Member State level, or the generally very slow self-correcting machinery of the regional policy
system;

Proposals for improving implementation of appropriations in the context of the reform of the Structural
Fund Regulations

22. Calls on the Commission to adopt its proposals for framework Regulations as soon as possible, and
in any case early in 1998; considers that these Regulations should be adopted by the Council and the
European Parliament before the end of 1998, so that local, regional and national authorities have sufficient
time to draw up and submit programmes (planning certainty) and a prompt start can be made on
implementing programmes in 2000 (minimization of the time factor); reminds the Commission that
Commission programmes’ guidance or priorities should not supersede the specific needs and objectives of
the local partnership;
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23. Reiterates, therefore, its call for current support to continue for a transitional year (with the aim of
ensuring a smooth transition) should the new Structural Fund Regulations not be adopted until after
1 January 1999;

24. Considers that the concentration, simplification and reduction in the number of forms of
intervention proposed by the Commission in ‘Agenda 2000’ is basically to be welcomed; hopes that this
will contribute to easing the administrative burden at every level, particularly where the Community
Initiatives are concerned, and will thus help to improve the implementation of appropriations;

25. Notes that a properly structured partnership is a factor contributing to the successful implementa-
tion of Structural Fund appropriations, since it counteracts administrative fragmentation; therefore
supports the Commission’s basic aim of strengthening the principle of partnership as part of the reform of
the Structural Funds; issues a strong appeal to the partners involved at every level, however, to make full
use of existing opportunities in this respect; calls on all partners as far as possible to reach speedy
decisions in order to avoid payments to final beneficiaries being blocked as has happened in the past,
causing projects serious cash flow problems or even threatening their viability; urges partners to draw up
clear demarcation lines between the various responsibilities of the partners for implementation;

26. Notes that regions with financial autonomy basically have fewer problems with securing
cofinancing; urges the partners to improve provisions for cofinancing, in particular for regions without
financial autonomy; would welcome greater private-sector involvement in cofinancing;

27. Advocates harmonization of the administrative practices in the management of the various funds;
calls, in connection with the forthcoming reform debate, for close coordination within the administrative
tiers concerned, following an integrated regional assistance approach; deems it necessary to introduce
clear-cut responsibilities and fixed contacts at all the levels involved, in order to improve the efficiency of
procedures;

28. Acknowledges the Commission’s proposal to introduce a reserve, as put forward in ‘Agenda 2000’;
notes, however, that in order to assess this proposal the criteria to be debated must be known, that the
introduction of such a reserve must not engender an additional administrative burden and that the flow of
appropriations alone must not be assessed in isolation, so as not to jeopardize high-quality initiatives; is
also of the opinion that the mid-term review is the most appropriate point in time to consider whether
surplus appropriations might be implemented for other purposes;

29. Notes that it is not possible to conclude at this juncture that the introduction of a reserve will result
in a qualitative improvement in the use of the funds and that at all events, its value will have to be assessed
within the general framework of the discussion of the new Regulations, as will programming,
management, monitoring, prior appraisals and ex-post evaluation,

30. Notes that it is not clear whether the amounts still to be paid, in particular from the 1989-1993
period, are amounts still to be paid in final settlement or commitments which will still be a burden on the
budget for several years;

31. Believes that the form of presentation of the budget for structural policies and in particular the
Structural Funds is not manifestly transparent and consistent with the legal framework, which provides for
specific programming periods (1989-1993 and 1994-1999) to be implemented on the basis of objectives
and on an approximate breakdown of total appropriations among the objectives and Member States
(Article 12 of Regulation (EEC) 2081/93); as matters currently stand, it is difficult to assess the
discrepancies between the programming provided for under the Edinburgh decisions and its implemen-
tation in budget terms; proposes therefore that the revision of the Structural Funds will be accompanied by
a budget presentation based on different subtitles referring to each one to the different programming
periods;

32. Believes that, should uptake difficulties remain at the end of the programming period, solutions will
have to be found which will allow for the reallocation of resources made available during the current
programming period; notes that a new account clearance system for the Structural Funds was recently put
in place;
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33. Hopes that the report to be submitted before 1999 preliminary draft budget on the general situation
as regards implementation of the different components of the Structural Funds will contain reasonable
proposals to the budgetary authority on the possible financial adjustments and additions to be made to the
various financial plans previously approved (reallocation of resources and reprogramming);

34. Notes in this connection that the breakdown of the multiannual total appropriations among the
Member States, as provided for in Article 12 of Regulation (EEC) 2081/93, is intended for guidance only;
accordingly expects the Commission, following this report, to take such steps as might prove necessary to
achieve the targets set at Edinburgh;

35. Considers that the option of automatic reinstatement in the budget should remain open, given that
the time-frames of multi-annual programming are out of phase with budget annuality; hopes very much
that the Commission will not decide to make ‘economies’ to the detriment of the principle of economic
and social cohesion, and will reconsider its plan in ‘Agenda 2000’ to penalize the under-commitment of
appropriations by not rebudgeting them under the multiannual programming;

36. Hopes that the use of EIB and EIF loans will not be intended as a substitute for, but as a supplement
to, grants from the Structural Fund;

37. Criticizes the Council yet again for increasingly responding to implementation backlogs by cutting
appropriations, which may thus engender liquidity problems and in any case indirectly undermines the
expenditure target agreed in Edinburgh; calls at this stage on the Council to take account of the obligations
arising from the Edinburgh guidelines when the budget for 1999 is being drawn up;

38. Calls on the Member States to demonstrate their will to take up the appropriations to the extent
envisaged to avoid, as far as possible, any repayment of EU resources to national budgets;

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39. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the
governments and parliaments of the Member States.

6. Environment policy following Kyoto summit

B4-0142, 0143, 0144, 0145, 0151, 0164 and 0165/98

Resolution on environmental policy and climate change following the Kyoto summit

The European Parliament,

− having regard to its resolution of 2 March 1995 on a strategy for climatic protection in the EU (1),

− having regard to its resolution of 30 January 1997 on the Commission Green Paper ‘Towards fair and
efficient pricing in transport − policy options for internalizing the external costs of transport in the
European Union’ (2), and its opinion of 17 July 1997 on the proposal for a Directive on the charging of
heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures (3),

(1) OJ C 68, 20.3.1995, p. 47.


(2) OJ C 55, 24.2.1997, p. 41.
(3) OJ C 286, 22.9.1997, p. 217.
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− having regard to its resolution of 14 March 1997 on the communication from the Commission on a
common platform: Guidelines for European Union preparation for the United Nations General
Assembly Special Session to be held in New York in June 1997 to review Agenda 21 and related
outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janeiro
in June 1992 (1),

− having regard to its resolutions of 19 November 1997 on the Conference of the Parties to the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP3) to be held in Kyoto from 1 to
10 December 1997, and on the energy dimension of climate change (2),

− having regard to the resolution adopted by the ACP-EU Joint Assembly on 30 October 1997 in Lomé
(Togo) on ACP-EU cooperation on climate change and the Third Conference of the Parties to the
Framework Convention on climate change,

− having regard to the communication from the Commission on climate change − the EU Approach for
Kyoto (COM(97)0481) and to the communication from the Commission on the energy dimension of
climate change (COM(97)0196 − C4-0232/97),

− having regard to the statement made by the Commission to Parliament on 18 December 1997,

− having regard to the conclusions of the Environment Councils of 3 March, 16 October and
16 December 1997,

− having regard to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
of December 1997,

− having regard to the Solemn Declaration of Stuttgart of 19 June 1983 as regards the involvement of
the European Parliament in the conclusion of significant international agreements,

− having regard to the Protocol of the 36 AOSIS countries (Alliance of Small Island States) on 20%
reduction of CO2 emissions in developed countries by year 2005,

A. whereas the final agreement of the parties at the end of the COP3 meeting in Kyoto on a Protocol
stipulating an average percentage cut in greenhouse gas emissions must be considered as a further step
− though incomplete − towards in giving a more legally binding and quantifiable character to the
vague commitments made in Rio in 1992,

B. whereas the Commission communication on climate change argues that an EU target of 15% by 2010
lies within reach of sound policies and technologies at little economic cost, or even with benefits,

C. whereas the actual terms of the protocol not only are unsatisfactory on a number of issues but also
contain a number of loopholes and ambiguities; whereas there remains a need for further negotiations
in order to reach an agreement on rules for a mechanism for reducing global emissions over time to a
climate-safe level,

D. whereas the EU has maintained its leadership on this issue, pushing for the strongest possible protocol
throughout the negotiations, offsetting the unreasonable pressures brought on the Conference by the
USA and by other industrialized countries and, more importantly, building a consistent bridge from
the EU to the developing countries,

E. whereas the Commission communications and working paper report that some studies, including
those by the World Resources Institute and the IPCC Second Assessment Report, estimate that
greenhouse gas emission abatement can have net economic benefits of up to 1% of GDP, which may
be substantially higher in reality if the prevention of future economic costs related to extreme weather
damage is included in the calculations,

F. whereas the impending climate change may have an impact on many different fields such as
ecosystems, human health, animal health, geographic distribution of species, variation in water supply
and different conditions for agriculture and forestry,

(1) OJ C 115, 14.4.1997, p. 228.


(2) Minutes of that sitting, Part II, Item 15.
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G. whereas 1997 was the hottest year in the century, 0,44°C warmer than the mean temperature in
1960-1990; whereas crops were affected in some of the least developed countries of the world, and
whereas the droughts, floods, tornadoes, bushfires and the El Niño effect, experienced all over the
world, gave a foretaste of the likely effects of global warming and entailed a heavy social and
economic burden,

H. whereas any agreement on rules for a mechanism for reducing global emissions will have to be
reached on the basis of the principle of convergence to equality of treatment,

I. having regard to the risk of the organized relocation of the industrial sectors which consume the most
energy or which are responsible for the highest emissions of greenhouse gases to countries which are
subject to the least stringent undertakings,

1. Reiterates its support for the EU’s leading position throughout the negotiations, although regrets the
meagre results of an incomplete agreement on such an important and urgent issue;

2. Urges the Commission to present a complete analysis of the consequences and adaptations coming
out from the implementation of the final terms of the protocol; asks the Commission to bring forward
detailed plans how to overcome the risks of a number of loopholes, especially concerning the proposal on
emissions trading, joint implementation, the use of sinks to remove greenhouse gases and the ‘clean
development mechanism’, as well as the reviews and compliance mechanisms;

3. States that the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol by the EU should be made dependent on progress by
the subsidiary bodies of the Convention in finalizing the details put off from Kyoto to Buenos Aires; will
expect in particular to see progress on the question of sinks, of principles and modalities of emission
trading and the involvement of the non-Annex I countries on an equitable basis;

4. Calls on the Commission to present a complete study of the consequences and possibilities of the
application of the legal basis to conclude the agreements reached at Kyoto, particularly concerning the
‘European bubble’ (burden sharing), emissions trading and joint implementation; is of the opinion that
both joint implementation within Annex I countries and joint implementation with developing countries
(clean development mechanism), have to be considered ‘as an addition to’ and not ‘instead of’ the existing
commitments on emission reduction;

5. Reiterates its demand that, when the time comes for the Kyoto Protocol to be ratified by the EU,
the procedure should be based on Article 228(3), second subparagraph of the EC Treaty;

6. Calls on the EU and its Member States to take the Commission’s communication on reducing
greenhouse gas emissions as a basis for developing a tougher, binding commitment to reduce its own
contribution to climate change for both the years 2005 and 2010 by means of a strong action programme
including targets for all sectors involved: energy, transport, agriculture, industry, urban services and
economic;

7. Urges the Commission and the Council, taking account of the leading role of the EU in Kyoto, to
maintain the original EU negotiating position when working out the necessary implementation measures;

8. Emphasizes the need to go further in the dialogue with the developing countries in order to find the
most convenient way for their participation (respectful transfer of technology and assistance, funding, ...)
as the only means of ensuring a successful outcome of the Kyoto follow-up;

9. Calls on the Commission to bring forward as soon as possible specific proposals in order to reach the
targets mentioned above;

10. Calls on the Council to approve the measures already presented by the Commission, including
Integrated Resources Planning, fiscal measures, standardization relating to energy efficiency, use of
co-generation, Thermie, etc.;
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11. Welcomes the White Paper on renewable energy presented by the Commission and calls on the
Council and Commission to develop a Community strategy to support renewable energies in the EU
including the objective of increasing the use of renewable energy sources to 15% of energy demand by
2010;

12. Calls on the Commission to present a proposal for a Directive to ensure the access of renewable
energies to the general energy-providing networks in real competitive conditions, and to consider
seriously the development of a treaty on renewable energy so as to provide a real legal basis (a ‘Eurenew’
treaty for renewable energy along the lines of the Euratom Treaty for nuclear energy); urges the
Commission to promote close cooperation between the Union and third countries in developing research
and technological know-how in the field of renewable energy sources;

13. Calls on the Commission to relaunch the debate about the use of economic and fiscal instruments to
reverse anthropogenic climate change by bringing forward a Green Paper setting out the whole range of
available or potential options in order to offer solutions and well-argued proposals to cushion the possible
social impact;

14. Calls on the Commission to present a proposal for a Directive in which CO2 would be treated as a
regulated emission − as with CO, HC and NOx − and requiring all new cars to meet type-approved limits
for fuel consumption, with the aim of making the 5 litre average car mandatory for new petrol cars from
1 January 2005 (and the 4,5 litre average car mandatory for the new diesel cars from 1 January 2005) and
making the 3 litre average car mandatory for new petrol and diesel cars from 1 January 2010;

15. Demands the Commission to present a strategy for implementation of the internalization of external
costs in transport for all transport modes in order to have a reliable basis for fair competition between more
and less sustainable transport modes, based on detailed studies of the impact of such an approach,
including measures on fuel taxes aimed at securing a balance between more and less environmentally
friendly modes of transport (aircraft fuel/ship fuel/railway fuel);

16. Calls on the Commission to consider its revision of the Directive on VAT on transport in the
context of sustainable mobility;

17. Calls on the Commission and on the Council to put more pressure on those countries which have
been blocking the International Civil Aviation Organization agreement on tougher limits to reduce NOx
emissions from aircraft;

18. Urges the Commission to take advantage of the reform of the CAP in order to propose measures to
reduce the impact of agriculture on climate change, giving stronger support to sustainable practices;

19. Asks the Commission to present as soon as possible plans for preventive measures to protect
ecosystems, human and animal health, water supply, etc.; demands that the Commission consider
seriously the urgent implementation of woods and forest protection as well as support for reforestation in
order to increase the EU's potential in the so-called ‘greenhouse gases sinks’;

20. Calls on the Commission to identify existing legislation which runs counter to greenhouse gas
emission reduction and to propose relevant measures;

21. Calls on the Commission and the Council to ensure that any multilateral agreement on investments
to be submitted for ratification by the Member States is brought into line with the Kyoto undertakings
during the negotiation stage;

22. Urges the Commission and the Council to present as soon as possible all the provisions and
measures the EU has to take in order to prepare carefully for the next meeting in Buenos Aires (November
1998);
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23. Fully recognizes the special difficulties being encountered by the new democracies in Central and
Eastern Europe and urges the Commission, through the mechanisms provided for by the partnership
agreements, rapidly to propose improving cooperation and coordination with them on climate change
policies well ahead of COP4 in Buenos Aires;

24. Calls on the Commission and the Member States, in the post-Kyoto strategy that they are about to
work out, to ensure that the EU position is based on the recognition of the need fully to involve on an
equity basis all parties to the convention in the post-Kyoto phase of the solution to climate change, notably
the G-77 and China, as well as the ACP countries, and considers that the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM)
and Santiago summits in April 1998 will be important staging posts in this process;

25. Calls on the Council and the Member States to take advantage of the necessary revision and present
adaptations of the ‘European bubble’ (burden sharing) not only to comply with the protocol requirements,
but to strengthen the EU’s emission reduction commitment;

26. Asks the Commission to verify methodology and figures concerning the emission inventory of the
Member States and asks the EU representatives in the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change to
proceed likewise;

27. Calls on the Commission to present a binding schedule with stringent emission reduction
objectives, short-term budget applications, and with efficient inner control under an agreed system of
obligation, taking as a starting point the EU position brought to Kyoto; urges the Commission to
accompany this schedule with a proposal for a framework Regulation for ‘burden sharing’ and emission
trading;

28. Is of the opinion that, for the purpose of resolving the trading issue at COP4, a solution to the
question of legal ownership will have to be acceptable to the G-77 and China as well as to the Annex I
countries; this will inevitably mean finding a solution based on equity;

29. Takes note of the invitation made by the Commission to include Parliament as an important partner
in the follow-up to the Kyoto agreements and the preparation of Buenos Aires;

30. Calls on the Commission and on the Council to present as soon as possible a specific strategy for
the EU delegation to Buenos Aires, so as to strengthen the efficiency of the EU mandate;

31. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council, the governments
and parliaments of the Member States and the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change, with the request that it be circulated to all non-EU contracting parties.

7. Situation in Iraq

B4-0182, 0200, 0201, 0204 and 0206/98

Resolution on the crisis in Iraq

The European Parliament,

− having regard to its previous resolutions on the situation in Iraq,

− having regard to the UN Security Council resolutions on the situation in Iraq and especially
Resolution 687 of April 1991,

A. whereas the UN Security Council has decided that Iraq must grant unrestricted and unconditional
access for the UN weapons inspection teams to all locations on its territory,
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B. noting with concern that Iraq has consistently and increasingly obstructed the work of Unscom's
inspection teams, most recently by putting an absolute ban on visits by Unscom to so-called
‘presidential’ sites and objecting to the ‘disproportionate’ number of US and UK inspectors included
in the Unscom inspection teams,

C. emphasizing that Iraq's deliberate policy of refusal to cooperate with Unscom is increasing the
possibilities and the fears that Iraq will resume its production of weapons of mass destruction, and that
Unscom has concluded that a significant capacity of biological and chemical weapons and missiles
remains unaccounted for,

D. whereas Iraq in the past has not hesitated to use weapons of mass destruction, notably against Iranian
forces during the Iran-Iraq war and against Kurdish civilians at Halabja in 1987,

E. emphasizing that Iraq's non-compliance with the terms of UN Security Council Resolution 687 not
only seriously defies the authority of the Security Council and the United Nations as a whole but also
establishes a serious threat to peace and security in the whole of the Middle East,

F. whereas, according to the Treaty, the Council Presidency has to make all efforts to reach a common
position on major issues of foreign and security policy and noting with regret that at this moment in
time no common position has been agreed by the Council towards Iraq,

G. emphasizing that a joint EU policy towards Iraq, resulting in reinforced common diplomatic pressure
on Iraq to comply fully with the terms of Security Council Resolution 687, may create the necessary
conditions to avoid the need for military action against the country, which, although aimed at the
destruction of Iraq's potential to produce and use weapons of mass destruction, may also inflict
casualties and serious damage on innocent civilians,

H. deeply disturbed by reliable reports from UN and other sources that the civilian population, which is
in any case subject to Saddam Hussein's oppressive regime, is suffering serious hardship,
considerable health problems and a rise in mortality rates as the result of shortages of essential
supplies, such as baby food, rice, pesticides, water purification chemicals, bandages and medicine,

I. emphasizing that the trade sanctions against Iraq may only be lifted if the country complies fully with
the terms of Security Council Resolution 687, but emphasizing the need to help, and meet the urgent
needs of, Iraq's civilian population by an extension of the oil for food programme and by giving
humanitarian assistance through the European Union's ECHO programme,

J. whereas all attempts to find a diplomatic solution to the crisis respecting the UN Security Council
decisions have so far failed to produce a positive result,

1. Firmly believes that Iraq must accept the UN Security Council decisions concerning the unrestricted
and unconditional access for the UN's weapons inspection teams to all locations on its territory and calls
on the Government of Iraq to cease immediately its consistent and increasing obstruction of the work of
the Unscom inspection teams and finally to comply fully and immediately with the terms of UN Security
Resolution 687;

2. Urges the Council to deploy all possible efforts to establish a joint EU policy towards Iraq, resulting
in reinforced common diplomatic pressure on Iraq to comply fully with the terms of Security Council
Resolution 687, thus seeking to create the necessary conditions to avoid the need for military action
against the country and calls upon the Council Presidency to take the initiative to reach such a common
position;

3. Calls upon all concerned, and especially on the UN Secretary-General, to make every effort possible
to bring about Iraqi compliance through diplomatic and political means, also in dialogue with the EU's
Arab partners;
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4. Emphasizes that any means other than diplomatic pressure to enforce Iraq's full compliance with the
terms of Security Council Resolution 687 should only be envisaged if all diplomatic actions have failed;

5. Believes however that were such efforts to remain unsuccessful, in the near future, following formal
deliberation by the UN Security Council, further steps would have to be taken to force Iraq to comply with
UN Security Council decisions;

6. Supports the decision to provide for an increase in the humanitarian aid, especially through the
delivery of food and medical supplies, to the civilian population of Iraq, by way of an immediate and
substantial increase in the oil-for-food programme as proposed by the Secretary-General of the United
Nations, as well as by direct aid from the European Union's ECHO programme; emphasizes, however, that
this aid should be distributed without intervention from official Iraqi bodies and calls upon the Iraqi
regime to end all obstruction to this distribution of humanitarian aid;

7. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Secretary-
General of the United Nations and the Government of Iraq.

8. Situation in Nigeria and Burma − UN Human Rights Commission

(a) B4-0147, 0152, 0155, 0156, 0158, 0159 and 0167/98

Resolution on the European Union’s attitude towards Nigeria

The European Parliament,

− having regard to its previous resolutions on Nigeria and in particular that of 18 December 1997 (1),

− having regard to the resolutions previously adopted by the ACP-EU Joint Assembly on Nigeria,

− having regard to Common Position 95/544/CFSP of 4 December 1995, adopted by the Council on the
basis of Article J.2 of the Treaty on European Union, on Nigeria (2),

− having regard to the Council decisions of 28 November 1997 concerning the implementation of that
Common Position and the extension thereof (3),

− having regard to the statement on Nigeria made by the Council Presidency on 26 December 1997,

A. whereas the democratic process in Nigeria was brutally interrupted in 1993 by the cancellation of the
results of the presidential elections and the establishment of a military regime under General Abacha,

B. whereas, since then, the military regime has failed to restore democracy, systematically imprisoned
political opponents, removed the independence of the judiciary, curbed the freedom of the press and
seriously violated human rights,

C. whereas the human rights situation has been systematically exacerbated by permanent threats against
the opposition, military trials, arrests and the execution of political prisoners,

D. concerned at the arrest on 21 December 1997 of General Diya and 12 other persons accused of
planning a coup and their trial, mainly in camera, by a military tribunal,

E. very concerned in particular by the possibility that these persons may be sentenced to death,

(1) Minutes of that sitting, Part II, Item 14(a).


(2) OJ L 309, 21.12.1995, p. 1.
(3) OJ L 338, 9.12.1997, pp. 7 and 8.
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F. welcoming the appointment of Soli Sorabjee as Special Rapporteur on Nigeria in accordance with the
decision of the UN Commission on Human Rights, but regretting that he has not yet been granted
access by General Abacha to Nigeria,

G. whereas it is obvious that the sanctions imposed by the Council in November 1995 have not had the
desired results,

H. whereas the military regime in Nigeria is attempting to drive a wedge between the Member States of
the European Union by offering certain Member States attractive trade and other concessions and
impeding the activities of other, more critical Member States,

I. whereas Nigeria’s oil and gas reserves are therefore being used to intimidate countries adjacent to it
and to win over western countries to its cause,

J. whereas Nigeria has not used its oil and gas reserves to increase the prosperity of broad sections of its
population, and whereas poverty in the country has actually increased in recent years,

K. noting that oil and gas exports currently account for an enormous percentage of Nigeria’s foreign
earnings, and taking the view, therefore, that an oil embargo is the only effective weapon at the
international community’s disposal to oblige Sani Abacha to restore a democratic constitutional
regime,

1. Denounces once again the military regime in Nigeria which has destroyed democracy, continued to
perpetrate serious human rights violations and allowed the poverty affecting its people to persist or even
exacerbated it;

2. Calls on the Nigerian Government to release political prisoners such as Moshood Abiola, Olunsegun
Obasanjo, Frank Kokori, Beko Ransome-Kuti and Ogana Ifowodo;

3. Calls on the Nigerian Government to guarantee that fair and public trials will be held instead of
secret military tribunals;

4. Reaffirms its total opposition to the death penalty and calls, therefore, on the Nigerian authorities to
give an undertaking that they will no longer impose it, that undertaking also to cover trials conducted by
military tribunals;

5. Recognizes that every effort should be concentrated on strengthening civil society and therefore
welcomes the decision of the European Union to establish a budget line entitled ‘The Special Programme
for Democracy in Nigeria’ and the initiatives already taken to promote close cooperation between the
European Parliament, the Commission and European and Nigerian representatives of civil society to
ensure that this budget line provides effective and targeted support to civil society in Nigeria;

6. Notes that EU sanctions against Nigeria have not been particularly effective and calls, therefore, for
closer monitoring of the implementation thereof; invites the Member States to exert stronger political and
diplomatic pressure on the Sani Abacha regime and to take all the necessary measures to toughen
economic and commercial sanctions;

7. Reiterates that sanctions on exports of oil and gas products from Nigeria represent the most effective
means of depriving the military junta of its main source of income and forcing the Nigerian authorities to
restore democracy;

8. Calls on the Commission, following consultation with relevant experts, to establish a number of
clear benchmarks before the Nigerian presidential elections to assess whether a genuine and credible
transition to democratic civilian rule has occurred by October 1998; calls for the draft benchmarks to be
formally discussed and agreed in the European Council and then presented to and discussed with a
cross-section of MEPs; suggests that such benchmarks should include, inter alia:
− an agreed legal basis for the election corresponding to international ‘norms’ such as those set down by
the UN Human Rights Commission in its General Comment, 25 (57),
− a genuinely independent electoral commission,
− an agreed process for establishing and finalizing the electoral roll,
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− a process for the registration of political parties which allows all parts of the political spectrum to
participate in elections,
− the employment of impartial, independent observers to monitor the election process and to report on
its conformity with internationally respected criteria and norms,
− the release of detainees and political prisoners, in particular Chief Moshood Abiola,
− a halt to detention without trial,
− the repeal of repressive decrees, in particular those which have suspended constitutional guarantees
enshrining fundamental human rights and the position and independence of the judiciary,
− freedom of expression and political assembly,
− freedom of the press and balanced access to the state media;

9. Calls on the European Council to make a clear commitment to implement the following measures if a
genuine transition to democratic civilian rule on the basis of the clear benchmarks discussed by the
Member States has not occurred by October 1998, and then to maintain these measures until such time as a
genuine democratic transition process has occurred:
− maintenance of the current measures,
− a total arms embargo,
− a new provision in the Common Position forbidding the sponsorship of trade missions to Nigeria by
European Union Member States,
− freezing financial assets held in the EU by the Nigerian Government, members of the Provisional
Ruling Council and Federal Executive Council and their families;

10. Calls on the Member States to publish a list of the arms exports to Nigeria which are not prohibited
by the Common Position, and a list of all arms transfers still being made to Nigeria;

11. Calls on oil companies which operate in Nigeria to respect and support international standards of
human rights and international environmental and consumer standards in the course of their operations in
Nigeria; further calls on them to produce regular reports on their activities which specifically address these
issues, and to include publication of all environmental impact statements undertaken by them in Nigeria
over the last five years;

12. Calls on the Council, should the criteria listed above not be fulfilled, to initiate the procedure for the
imposition of an oil embargo in cooperation with the UN;

13. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council, the UN Security
Council, the ACP-EU Joint Assembly, the OAU and the Nigerian Government.

(b) B4-0146, 0150, 0154, 0157, 0162 and 0168/98

Resolution on Burma

The European Parliament,

− having regard to its previous resolutions on Burma, particularly that of 12 June 1997 on the continuing
human rights abuses in Burma (1),

− having regard to Council Regulation (EC) 552/97 temporarily withdrawing access to tariff preferences
from the Union of Myanmar (2),

− having regard to Council Decision 97/688/EC concerning the extension of common position
96/635/CFSP on Burma/Myanmar (3),

(1) OJ C 200, 30.6.1997, p. 174.


(2) OJ L 85, 27.3.1997, p. 8.
(3) OJ L 293, 27.10.1997, p. 1.
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A. deeply concerned at the continuing and extremely serious human rights abuses committed by the
military authorities in Burma,

B. noting that on 15 November 1997 the State Law and Order Restoration Council abolished itself and
created the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) instead,

C. whereas, in its resolution of 24 November 1997, the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly
expressed its grave concern over the continuing violations of human rights in Burma, as reported by
the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Burma,

D. deploring the continued detention under house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi and the continued arbitrary
detention of numerous political prisoners, particularly the members of the National League for
Democracy (NLD),

E. noting that the SLORC permitted the NLD to hold a party congress on 27 September 1997, on the
occasion of the ninth anniversary of the party's founding, but prevented several hundred people from
attending,

F. condemning the blocking by the military authorities of attempts by the NLD to conduct party
meetings at various NLD offices by barricading the locations and detaining its supporters,

G. whereas Aung San Suu Kyi, a winner of Parliament's Sakharov Prize, has on several occasions called
on the international community to impose political and economic sanctions on Burma,

H. noting that on 20 May 1997 President Clinton imposed economic sanctions on Burma by prohibiting
United States citizens from making new investments there,

I. noting the continuation of business activities by certain European companies in Burma; noting that
multinational oil company investment provides the largest legal source of foreign currency to the
regime,

J. noting the continuing violation of humanitarian law during the offensives of the Burmese army into
ethnic minority areas, such as the killing of 400 villagers from Shan State during May and June 1997,

K. concerned about the arrests and summary deportations of Burmese refugees in Thailand and reports
that some of the deported are being forced into labour camps on their return to Burmese territory,

L. noting that the ILO has decided to establish a formal Commission of Enquiry into the non-observance
by the Government of Burma of the ILO Forced Labour Convention, 1930, (No 29),

M. noting the visit on 22-24 January 1998 by the special envoy of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, on a
mission to seek political dialogue between the military and the opposition,

N. noting that most of the world's heroin comes from Burma and deploring the strong ties between the
military regime and the drug producers,

1. Reiterates its condemnation of the military dictatorship in Burma and all human rights violations by
the SLORC/SPDC;

2. Calls again on the Burmese Government to guarantee the fundamental rights of the Burmese people,
to release all political prisoners and to release Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest;

3. Expresses its support for all the forces of democracy in Burma, particularly the NLD and Aung San
Suu Kyi, who are campaigning for the establishment of constitutional government and respect for human
rights;

4. Calls on the Burmese Government to fulfil its obligation as a State Party to the Forced Labour
Convention, 1930, (No 29), and to the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize
Convention, 1948 (No 87), of the ILO;
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5. Calls on the SPDC to cooperate with the ILO Commission of Enquiry into forced labour in Burma;

6. Urges the SPDC to allow the visit, without preconditions or restrictions, of the UN Special
Rapporteur on Burma in order to enable him to discharge his mandate fully;

7. Urges Thailand to refrain from deporting Burmese refugees back to Burma;

8. Reaffirms its opinion that foreign direct investment in Burma makes an important financial
contribution to the SPDC, while failing to provide even indirect benefits to the Burmese people; welcomes
the decision by several European and American companies to suspend their business activities in Burma
and hopes that their example will be followed by other companies;

9. Calls on the Council to ensure that the current CFSP common position on Burma is strictly enforced,
in particular with regard to the ban on entry visas, the embargo on sales of arms, munitions and military
equipment, and the suspension of non-humanitarian aid or development programmes;

10. Calls on the Council to respond to Aung San Suu Kyi's request for EU economic sanctions against
the SPDC by ending all links between the European Union and Burma based on trade, tourism and
investment in Burma by European companies; as a first step, calls on the Council to expand the measures
taken in the common position by ending trade promotion and expanding the ban on entry visas;

11. Supports the Council's decision not to accept the participation of Burma in EU-ASEAN meetings
and ASEM until there are significant improvements in human rights and democracy in Burma;

12. Calls on the Commission to come to an agreement with the US Commonwealth of Massachusetts
and other local governments on a common effort to sanction Burma economically outside of the dispute
settlement panel laid down by WTO rules;

13. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council, the NLD, the
SPDC, ASEAN and the WTO.

(c) B4-0148, 0149, 0163 and 0166/98

Resolution on the 54th session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights

The European Parliament,

− having regard to Article J.1(2) of the Treaty on European Union and Article 130u of the EC Treaty,
which establish the promotion of human rights as an objective of the Common Foreign and Security
Policy,

− having regard to its most recent resolution on human rights throughout the world and the Union’s
human rights policy, adopted on 12 December 1996 (1),

− having regard to its earlier resolutions on the UN Commission on Human Rights, adopted on
27 March 1996 (2), 20 February 1997 (3) and 23 October 1997 (4),

(1) OJ C 20, 20.1.1997, p. 161.


(2) OJ C 117, 22.4.1996, p. 13.
(3) OJ C 85, 17.3.1997, p. 143.
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A. whereas the Final Act of the Human Rights Conference of Vienna (July 1993) reaffirmed the
universality, indivisibility and interdependence of human rights,

B. whereas the principle of discussing human rights violations in specific, named countries at open
multilateral fora such as the UN Commission on Human Rights must not be undermined, in view of
the responsibility of the international community as a whole for the respect of human rights
worldwide,

C. whereas other procedures for raising human rights problems, whether bilateral or multilateral, should
not be considered as a substitute for the work of the UN Commission on Human Rights,

1. Calls on the Council, through those Member States which are currently members of the UN
Commission, to pursue vigorously those cases raised in resolutions of the European Parliament, and in
particular the situation of human rights in China, Nigeria, Burma, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, the Democratic
Republic of Congo, Turkey, Afghanistan, Cambodia, East Timor, Cuba, North Korea and Colombia;

2. Calls on the Council and the Member States to have Algeria placed on the agenda for the
forthcoming session of the UN Commission on Human Rights;

3. Calls on the Council to adopt a common position towards the human rights situation in China and to
address the UN Commission on the basis of this common position and calls on the Council and the
Commission to submit to Parliament written reports on the recently renewed ‘human rights dialogue’ with
this country;

4. Calls on the Council and the Member States also to make China a main priority for the forthcoming
session, in view of the lack of substantial improvement in China’s human rights record over the past year;

5. Calls on all countries to fulfil their reporting obligations under the International Covenants on Civil
and Political Rights and on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and to cooperate fully with UN Special
Rapporteurs;

6. Calls on the Council to prevent attempts to block or weaken the proposed Declaration on Human
Rights Defenders;

7. Calls for further efforts to follow up the resolution on the abolition of the death penalty adopted at
last year’s session;

8. Calls on the Council to support initiatives to combat the ill-treatment of detainees, an abuse which
has recently been the subject of reports, including in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Kenya;

9. Calls in particular for efforts to improve respect for the rights of asylum seekers, refugees and
displaced persons, who now number some 22 million worldwide; calls also for a debate on the trade in
women;

10. Reiterates its support for improved legal standards concerning the protection of children from
sexual abuse, from exploitative labour practices, and from the effects of warfare;

11. Urges the Council to raise again the cases of two winners of the European Parliament’s Sakharov
Prize, Leyla Zana, who remains unjustly imprisoned, and Aung San Suu Kyi, who remains under
restrictive surveillance, and to call for their immediate and unconditional release;

12. Calls on the Council to support the reform of UN human rights mechanisms in order to enhance
their effectiveness, and to continue to contribute financial resources to worthwhile multilateral initiatives
on behalf of human rights;

13. Calls on the Council and the Member States to call for an agenda item which examines states’
cooperation and progress on implementing recommendations made by the UN Commission and its human
rights mechanisms;
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14. Calls on the Council and the Member States to work for the completion of a strong and
comprehensive draft Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, that can be adopted by the UN General
Assembly in 1998;

15. Calls on the Council to report to it on the outcome of the forthcoming Session of the Human Rights
Commission;

16. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the governments
and parliaments of the Member States and the governments of the countries mentioned.

9. Situation in Albania

B4-0198, 0199, 0202, 0203, 0207 and 0225/98

Resolution on the constitution drafting process in Albania and the results of the visit by the joint
delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in
Europe, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and the European Parliament

The European Parliament,

− having regard to the visit to Tirana on 23 January 1998 by the joint delegation of the European
Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Parliamentary Assembly of
the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe,

− having regard to the following declaration adopted by the joint delegation at the end of its mission:
‘The delegation
− met with a broad range of national leaders and explored ways to overcome the troubling impasse
in the constitution drafting process;
− expressed serious concern about the difficult and fragile political, socio-economic and security
situation in Albania;
− reaffirmed the acceptability of the 29 June elections and the legitimacy of the current parliament;
− rejected the suggestion of early parliamentary elections, sought ways to end the disturbing lack of
proper political dialogue, and called upon all parties to seek compromise and work together in a
spirit of national reconciliation;
− underlined the need, as expressed by all political parties, for a new constitution as the basis for
enduring political stability;
− agreed with political parties that a new constitution would open the way for other needed
legislation and sustain international support for Albania;
− observed that the Constitutional Commission of Parliament is a legally valid mechanism for
drafting a new constitution, as also noted by eminent constitutional scholars;
− urged that all parties put the drafting process back on track by participating constructively in the
work of the Constitutional Commission;
− acknowledged the willingness of members of the Constitutional Commission to review its
composition and procedures if needed;
− pointed out that the new constitution should be based on broad political consensus, and the
necessary public endorsement for the new constitution will be established through the referendum
that will follow the adoption of a draft by Parliament;
− called on the Union for Democracy to promptly end their boycott of the Parliament and to
participate in drafting the new constitution;
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− proposed that an international advisory group, representing European parliamentary institutions,


be established to complement existing consultative groups working with the Constitutional
Commission, such as the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, the Administrative
Centre for the Coordination of Assistance and Public Participation (ACCAPP) and domestic civil
society organizations;
− urged safeguarding of the independence of the judiciary and the finding of a rapid solution to the
conflict between the Constitutional Court and the Parliament;
− called for fair implementation of agreements regarding the public media;
− stressed that the recruitment and appointment of the civil service, armed forces, and police should
be based upon merit and professional qualification:
− emphasized that democratic standards of parliamentary procedure be observed, including respect
for the rights of the parliamentary opposition;
− proposed that parliamentary practice be monitored by international observers on a systematic
basis;
− expressed its hope and expectation that its visit has provided the needed impetus for progress
towards political and parliamentary cooperation;
− reconfirmed the interest of the international community in the consolidation of the democratic
state based on the rule of law in Albania;’

1. Approves the action of its representatives in the joint delegation and the final declaration adopted by
it;

2. Undertakes, for its part, to give the appropriate follow-up to the different issues raised in the
declaration;

3. Calls on the Commission to take all the necessary steps to ensure that the support programmes for
Albania which have already been decided are better implemented;

4. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the governments and parliaments of the Member
States, the Council, the Commission, the parliamentary assemblies of the Council of Europe and the
OSCE, and the Government and Parliament of Albania.

10. Air transport liberalization

A4-0015/98

Resolution on the Commission’s communication to the Council and the European Parliament on the
impact of the third package of air transport liberalization measures (COM(96)0514 − C4-0602/96)

The European Parliament,

− having regard to the Commission’s communication (COM(96)0514 − C4-0602/96),

− having regard to its previous resolutions and reports on a common transport policy in the field of civil
aviation,

− having regard to the report of the Committee on Transport and Tourism and the opinion of the
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy (A4-0015/98),

A. whereas since 1 April 1997 the legal, formal liberalization of the civil aviation market of the European
Union has been achieved with the introduction of full cabotage rights,

B. whereas the process of liberalization of the air transport sector has taken place progressively, thereby
cushioning the impact of deregulation on the aviation industry,
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C. whereas liberalization leads to more open markets and more competition and has proven to be the best
way to bring consumers better air services and more innovation at lower cost,

D. whereas the Community legislation has introduced a ‘controlled liberalization’, insofar as the
Regulations adopted contain a range of safeguard measures which, under specific circumstances and
taking account of specific requirements and needs, allow for intervention by the Member States and
Commission,

E. whereas only healthy, balanced and regulated competition among airlines can help to prevent the
creation of monopolies or oligopolies,

F. whereas the fare structure of many airlines is insufficiently clear to users and should be made more
transparent in the interest of the consumer,

G. whereas the services provided and the associated fares have become so complex and diversified that
the flying public can not take the best advantage of the potential created by liberalization,

H. whereas at the present time only 6% of the air routes within the European Union are operated by more
than two airlines and on 27% of cross-frontier flights travellers now have a choice of three or more
airlines,

I. whereas air fares have been reduced mostly when airlines operating in a route have directly faced
competition from new entrants in that route,

J. whereas such new entrants have also contributed to increase the size of the whole market, rather than
merely deviating existing traffic,

K. whereas competition between two or more means of transport on the same route has generally resulted
in a better range of services for the consumer in both qualitative and quantitative terms,

L. having regard to the forecast annual growth rate of 6% to 7% for air transport over the next decade,

M. whereas efficient and strong European-based airlines will generate more business and more
employment in Europe,

1. Considers that the liberalization of the civil aviation market should be fully implemented in the
interest both of the consumers and the industry, including social conditions;

2. Notes that many of the tendencies observed in the process of globalization of economic activities are
also taking place in the air transport sector, in particular a proliferating variety of cooperation
arrangements and a rising number of international mergers and acquisitions;

3. Emphasizes the danger of concluding bilateral agreements with third countries that are not based on
genuine reciprocity and calls on the Council to consider the conditions to be created to ensure more
equitable agreements;

4. Considers that the Commission’s communication on the impact of the third package on air transport
liberalization measures has not taken into account these globalization trends in the sector and the changes
it has produced in recent years, particularly on transatlantic routes;

5. Notes that the Commission has considered the social impact of air transport liberalization in only one
paragraph;

6. Calls on the Commission to make available the findings of the study on the social and
employment-related implications of air transport liberalization and to submit urgently a report on the
subject to Parliament;

7. Expects that all required measures to intensify the competitiveness of the air transport industry in the
European Union will not take place at the expense of safety and jobs in the European Union and of the
quality of the services provided to the travellers;
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8. Is concerned about the implications of the transfer of services to low-wage countries, which leads to
social dumping to the detriment of employees and employment;

9. Considers that the fare structure of many airlines is insufficiently clear to travellers and does not
reflect the real cost of the service provided; asks the airlines to make efforts in order that the air fares can
be more cost-related and transparent in the interest of the consumer, without jeopardizing the required
market-oriented flexibility of air fares;

10. Considers that one of the main requirements for successful liberalization is that competition
between air carriers should be governed by uniform and transparent conditions;

11. Calls on the Commission to apply the rules governing the granting of state aid in a strict and
consistent fashion, so as to eliminate any distortion associated with such aid;

12. Notes that few European airlines make a profit at all and that few internal routes − even where they
are served by only one airline − can be run profitably;

13. Asks that all efforts must be made to ensure that consumers can easily acquire clear information
concerning the various services provided and the associated fares; consumers should also be fully
informed about details of the services provided including the name of the operator providing the service
and stopovers or transfers to another aircraft;

14. Asks the Member States and the national civil aviation authorities to enforce the rules on market
access and traffic rights in a transparent way and without discriminating between air carriers in order to
stimulate the appearance of new carriers;

15. Asks the Commission to examine carefully the decisions of the Member States on market access to
ensure that they respect the Community rules, to prevent any special treatment of national flag carriers and
to ensure open and fair competition in this sector;

16. Notes that the shortcomings which the Commission criticizes in the implementation of the third
package are largely due to the Commission’s and Council’s indecisive attitude to, for example, the air
traffic control and management system, the allocation of slots at airports and the regulation of airport
charges;

17. Asks the Commission to submit as soon as possible its announced proposal on the revision of the
Regulation on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports, in particular for the purpose
of ensuring slots for new entrants;

18. Considers that the development of interregional scheduled air services and the existence of a
network of efficient and competitive air services between the Union’s peripheral and island regions and its
central regions would make a significant contribution to the economic and social development of the least
developed regions of the Union;

19. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the
governments of the Member States.

11. Impact of biotechnology on agriculture

A4-0037/98

Resolution on the impact of biotechnology on agriculture

The European Parliament,

− having regard to Rule 148 of its Rules of Procedure,

− having regard to the report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (A4-0037/98),
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A. whereas the precautionary principle and proper provision of information to consumers are particularly
important in the case of biotechnology and its applications and whereas economic considerations,
however important, cannot take precedence over public health,

B. whereas, according to the latest estimates, the volume of sales on the agro-biotechnology market will
be double its 1995 level in Europe by the year 2000 and increase as much as tenfold in the USA over
the same period,

C. whereas abandoning the use of biotechnology and genetic engineering would mean leaving this
important field to competitors on the world market and depriving European agriculture of a tool which
is crucial for improving its technical capabilities and environmental impact,

D. whereas the European Union has progressed the furthest in establishing a comprehensive legal
framework for genetic engineering, though it may need to adapt to legislation evolving in other parts
of the world,

E. whereas any change in the legal framework must conform to the principle of at least maintaining the
current level of safety for people and the biosphere and to the European Union’s ethical principles,

F. whereas the world’s population will in 30 years be almost double the current 5,8 billion,

G. whereas the amount of arable land can no longer be substantially increased,

H. whereas no wildly exaggerated hopes and expectations should be placed in biotechnology where
feeding the world is concerned,

I. whereas biotechnology and genetic engineering, whilst presenting great opportunities, also pose risks
to people and the environment, and whereas genetic manipulation, in particular in animals, raises
important ethical questions,

General

1. Calls on the governments of the Member States and on the applicant countries to take policy
decisions capable of ensuring that modern biotechnology, as the key technology of the 21st century,
makes significant contributions to feeding the world’s population and ensuring that vital natural resources
are used sparingly and sustainably;

2. Stresses that for the potential of biotechnology to be fully and safely exploited, the best possible
system of tests and checks must be created to enable innovative and, at the same time, responsible
development of biotechnology in Europe, and points out that this must take into account:
(a) the consequences for nature and the environment,
(b) the consequences for individual animals,
(c) the health and well-being of human beings,
(d) ethical aspects;

3. Restates its view that the use of genetically modified organisms must not damage health or the
environment under any circumstances;

Environment-friendly and sustainable development

4. Stresses that the use of varieties which genetic modification has made resistant to certain diseases
and pests could help reduce the use of chemical plant protection products;

5. Recognizes that genetic engineering can improve the capacity of plants to assimilate nutrients, which
could reduce the use of fertilizers and the leaching of nutrients into the groundwater;
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6. Stresses that genetic engineering makes it possible to improve the quality of raw materials for the
production of foodstuffs and to alter their composition selectively with a view to improving nutrition;

7. Takes the view that genetic engineering will also enable agriculture to develop new markets for
renewable raw materials, as it could be used to modify selectively the composition and quality of
substances that plants contain;

8. Points out that there might be a potential risk of certain genetically modified organisms destroying
biological balances in nature and doing harm to the biotope;

World food supply

9. Takes the view that, if the amount of cultivated land remains more or less constant, it will only be
possible to feed the world’s disproportionately fast growing population in future if agricultural production
is lastingly increased by further improving environmentally acceptable and sustainable agriculture in
developing countries and by using soft technologies in a responsible way;

Economic aspects

10. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to expand support programmes designed to
mobilize equity capital for biotechnology firms and to offer corresponding tax incentives;

11. Points out that, by using genetically modified organisms, farmers will become dependent on a small
number of suppliers;

Legal framework

12. Asks the Commission to ensure that the European legal framework for biotechnology and genetic
engineering offers a high level of protection against harmful side-effects and to ascertain whether there is a
need for harmonization with Japanese and US legislation and to seek to establish corresponding
international standards, although the level of protection such standards offer must not fall below what has
already been achieved;

13. Stresses that it is essential for Europe’s farmers to boost and, where necessary, restore consumer
confidence and therefore calls on the Commission once again to ensure that genetically engineered
foodstuffs and feedingstuffs are clearly labelled, with a view to achieving maximum transparency;

14. Welcomes the announcement by the Commission that its proposal for amending Directive
90/220/EEC is to provide for a more broadly based assessment of the direct and indirect risks to human
health and the environment, and calls on the Commission to use its proposal to help achieve a general
shortening of test periods and increase the transparency of test and authorization procedures without,
however, lowering the quality and credibility of the tests;

15. Calls on the Commission to submit a proposal for harmonizing the costs incurred in connection
with authorization procedures and the conduct of release tests;

16. Considers that it makes sense to permit transnational outdoor tests, using the data obtained and the
decisions taken, and calls on the Commission to submit a proposal to this effect;

Promotion of research

17. Calls for ‘Biotechnology’ to be maintained as a separate specific research sector within the Fifth
Research Programme and would also like to see ‘Biotechnology in agriculture and food production’
included as a separate activity within that sector;

18. Calls for the introduction of a sector entitled ‘Promotion of information on innovative
technologies’, with specific reference to ‘green’ biotechnology;

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19. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission and the Council.
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12. Afghanistan

B4-0189, 0191, 0211, 0220, 0228, 0233 and 0253/98

Resolution on the situation in Afghanistan

The European Parliament,

− having regard to its previous resolutions on the situation in Afghanistan, especially its resolution of
23 October 1997 (1),

− having regard to the common position of the Council of 26 January 1998,

A. reiterating its great concern about the continuing and increasing violations of human rights and
international humanitarian conventions in those parts of Afghanistan, especially the capital Kabul,
that are under Taliban control,

B. concerned in particular at the continuing deterioration of the situation of women, who are the victims
of unprecedented discrimination and are denied their most fundamental rights by the Taliban who use
as a pretext a particular interpretation of Islam which is rejected by a large proportion of the Islamic
world,

C. deeply shocked by the fact that this discrimination finds expression in the ban on participation in civil
society, total restriction on any freedom of movement and expression and the lack of access to
education or basic health structures,

D. concerned by the obstacles placed by the Taliban on the activities of the non-governmental and
international organizations; concerned in particular at the difficulties encountered by these
organizations in channelling humanitarian aid to the people, in particular women, who are thus forced
into destitution and isolation,

E. stressing that all the United Nations organizations working in the country should adopt a common
approach that does not imply a tacit acceptance of Taliban policies,

F. whereas the European Union is the main donor of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan,

G. whereas Europe is the principal market for heroin produced from Afghan opium, and whereas only
lasting peace in the region will allow the roots of this trade to be tackled,

H. welcoming the Commission’s initiative ‘a flower for the women of Kabul’ with a view to the
forthcoming Women’s Day on 8 March, following proposals by the European Parliament, which
seeks to increase public awareness of the distressing situation of Afghan women and to demonstrate
the international community’s solidarity with them,

I. whereas the Taliban regime is recognized by only three states and whereas it therefore does not enjoy
any international legitimacy,

J. whereas, following the UN report of 14 November 1997, the UN Special Envoy has convened three
meetings of a contact group including the US, Russia and Afghanistan's six neighbours to discuss the
possibility of imposing a UN arms embargo on all the Afghan factions,

K. whereas on 26 January 1998 the Council adopted a common position stressing the need for the Taliban
to respect human rights and international humanitarian conventions, in particular as regards the ban
on all forms of gender discrimination,

L. whereas the North West regions of Afghanistan have been devastated by an earthquake which resulted
in thousands of casualties and whereas both the weather and the geography of the country have
delayed the arrival of assistance,

M. noting with concern that, despite an official ceasefire, some Taliban forces have abused the sad
circumstances of this earthquake to intensify the fighting in the region and that a general resurgence of
the fighting is likely in the coming months without progress towards a negotiated solution,

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1. Reiterates its strong condemnation of the Taliban regime and its policy of systematic human rights
abuses, which has led to women there being deprived of their most basic human rights including access to
adequate health care and education;

2. Expresses, once again, its solidarity with the women of Afghanistan who continue to protest against
the violation of their fundamental rights despite the dangers of doing so;

3. Supports the campaign ‘a flower for the women of Kabul’ and encourages all the initiatives, coming
primarily from associations and NGOs, which will promote and publicize it, thus ensuring that Women’s
Day on 8 March 1998 will be dedicated to the women of Afghanistan;

4. Calls on the Commission and the Council to carry out an urgent appraisal of the current situation of
women in Afghanistan and of measures which can be adopted to assist them;

5. Invites the Commission and the Council to report back to the European Parliament at the earliest
opportunity on the findings of such an appraisal and on the effectiveness of the subsequent measures
taken;

6. Supports the common position of the Council of 26 January 1998 which emphasizes the objectives of
bringing about a sustainable peace in Afghanistan through the promotion of an intra-Afghan dialogue
within the UN framework and support for an embargo on arms, munitions and military equipment; also
endorses the common position's call for the Afghan factions to end discriminatory policies and protect and
promote human rights and its support for aid programmes which integrate gender concerns, promoting
equal participation;

7. Notes with interest the latest UN peacemaking initiatives and hopes for their success while insisting
that the Council and the Member States should be more directly involved;

8. Is deeply concerned at the agreement concluded by the UNDCP and the Taliban and calls on the
Commission and the Member States to examine more closely the practical arrangements for the
implementation of this agreement;

9. Calls for all aid and cooperation programmes (with the exception of humanitarian aid) to remain
suspended until the government in Afghanistan shows respect for the human rights of men and women;

10. Calls on the Commission, the Member States and the United Nations to do all in their power to
ensure that international humanitarian aid is made accessible to Afghan women without discrimination;

11. Calls on the countries which have recognized the Taliban government to withdraw their support
and calls also on the Council and the Member States to withhold recognition of the Taliban and any other
regime in Afghanistan so long as gender discrimination is imposed in the country;

12. Is convinced that only sustained and consistent international pressure can be effective in persuading
fundamentalist regimes such as the one operating in Afghanistan to modify their behaviour, especially
with regard to violations of women’s rights; calls therefore on the Commission and the Council to ensure
that the issue of the violation of women's rights in Afghanistan remains on the international agenda;

13. Expresses its deepest sympathy with the victims of the earthquake and their relatives; welcomes the
immediate response by the Commission to make a first contribution to the international aid programme;
calls, however, on the Council and the Commission to make further contributions if this may prove
necessary;

14. Calls on all parties in the conflict to extend and respect the ceasefire in order to permit direct aid and
support to be given to the civilian population in the region;

15. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Secretary-
General of the United Nations, the governments of the United States, Uzbekistan, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi
Arabia, Tajikistan, Russia, India, United Arab Emirates, the Northern Alliance and the Taliban authorities.
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13. Accident in Italy caused by a plane

B4-0184, 0187, 0209, 0210, 0221, 0243 and 0250/98

Resolution on the tragedy on Mount Cermis (Italy)

The European Parliament,

A. deeply shocked by the recent tragedy at Cavalese (Italy) where, during a military exercise,
a US military aircraft from the base at Aviano sliced through the cables of the Mount Cermis
cableway, causing the deaths of 20 people of German, Belgian, Italian, Polish, Austrian and Dutch
nationality,

B. whereas it has emerged that this accident was due to a failure to observe the rules for this kind of
training flight by the crew of the aircraft which, during the exercise, flew well below the minimum
altitudes imposed under the Italian and international regulations governing civil and military flights,

C. whereas for some time in Italy the valleys of the Trentino and the Alto Adige have been a favourite
training-ground for military aircraft and for flights at extremely low altitude,

D. whereas, on 6 December 1990, a military aircraft, having been abandoned by its pilot, crashed onto a
school, the Istituto Salvemini, killing 12 young people and injuring 60, and whereas, in the case of this
tragedy which occurred at Casalecchio di Reno, near Bologna, the three defendants were acquitted
because the incident did not constitute a crime,

E. stressing that on several occasions the local authorities of Trentino-Alto Adige had warned the
appropriate authorities of the danger posed by low-altitude flying by military aircraft carrying out
exercises over their territory and had repeatedly urged that such flights should be banned,

F. noting the growing awareness of the need to update the procedures and international agreements
which govern this kind of military activity with regard to the requirements of civilian safety,
especially in densely populated areas,

1. Expresses its sympathy with the families of the victims and calls for responsibility for the incident to
be established without delay;

2. Calls on the US authorities to cooperate fully with the Italian magistrates so that the investigation can
be carried out in the fullest, most transparent way possible, using all available sources of information and
evidence;

3. Calls for a ban on low-level military flights in areas in which such flights constitute a threat to the
safety of the civilian population, and calls for military training exercises to be carried out if possible at
appropriate safe aerodromes;

4. Calls on the Council to make representations to the European aviation authorities, urging them to
draw up more binding regulations for military flights and to ensure compliance with the rules laid down in
current flight regulations;

5. Calls for a tightening-up (agreed between the USA and the EU Member States concerned, and also
within NATO) of the specific conditions relating to safety procedures for military flights, so as to prevent
any danger to civilians;

6. Points to the need to revise the 1951 London Convention which determines jurisdiction over
accidents such as the one which occurred at Mount Cermis;

7. Takes note of the formal request by the Italian Government to the US Administration to allow the
trial to be held in Italy;

8. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Italian
Government, the US Administration and the Secretary-General of NATO.
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14. Human rights

(a) B4-0196, 0213, 0222, 0234, 0242 and 0244/98

Resolution on the human rights situation in Iran

The European Parliament,

− having regard to its previous resolutions on Iran,

A. whereas serious violations of human rights are still continuing in Iran, including a large number of
executions, stoning, torture and persecution of religious and ethnic minorities,

B. whereas Morteza Firouzi, editor of Iran News, was sentenced to death in January 1998 on charges of
espionage,

C. whereas, in an initial court verdict, Helmut Hofer, a German national, has been sentenced to death in
Iran, allegedly for having sexual relations with an Iranian woman, Vahide Ghessemi, and whereas she
was reportedly sentenced to 99 lashes,

D. whereas, nine years after it was imposed, the fatwa against Salman Rushdie still exposes this citizen of
a Member State to the threat of murder by Iranian agents or by religious fanatics, in violation of the
most elementary principles of international law,

E. noting the resolution by the 52nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in November 1997,
expressing its concern at the continuing violations of human rights in Iran, in particular the large and
increasing number of executions, torture and inhuman punishment, stoning, amputation and the
failure to meet international standards in the administration of justice,

1. Condemns the repeated human rights violations in Iran and calls on the Iranian regime to comply
with international human rights standards;

2. Calls on the authorities immediately to adopt a moratorium on executions and to abolish the death
penalty;

3. Calls for the immediate release of Helmut Hofer and asks for clarification of the fate of Vahide
Ghessemi;

4. Calls on the Iranian authorities to clarify as a matter of urgency the charges against Morteza Firouzi,
and to release him immediately if the charges against him cannot be substantiated;

5. Deplores the fact that the Iranian Foreign Minister has officially confirmed ‘the validity of the
historical fatwa’ on Mr Rushdie and that proposals have been made for an increased reward for his death,
and strongly urges the Iranian Government to reconsider the question and to make a written declaration
that it will not carry out the fatwa and will seek to restrain Iranian citizens from trying to do so;

6. Notes with satisfaction that the editor Faraj Sarkouhi was released after a year’s unjust
imprisonment, and calls on the Iranian authorities to restore his citizenship rights in full;

7. Asks the Council and the Member States, in the absence of positive steps by Tehran, to elaborate
ways and means of bringing increased and progressively stronger pressure to bear upon the authorities in
Tehran;

8. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council and Commission and to the Iranian
Government.
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(b) B4-0188, 0193, 0212, 0224, 0236 and 0255/98

Resolution on the sentencing of human rights activists in Mauritania

The European Parliament,

A. whereas the Mauritanian authorities claim that there is no longer any slavery in Mauritania and that
slavery was officially abolished by decree in 1981,

B. whereas, when the Paris-Dakar rally was passing through Mauritania, a team of journalists filmed a
television documentary condemning the continuing practice of slavery in that country,

C. whereas, following the broadcast of the documentary on 15 January 1998 on a French TV channel
relayed to Mauritania by Canal France International, three Mauritanian anti-slavery activists were
arrested and are now charged with ‘founding and belonging to an unauthorized association’ and
‘spreading disinformation abroad for nefarious political purposes’,

D. whereas the two organizations to which those arrested belong, SOS Esclavage and the Mauritanian
Human Rights Association (MHRA), are not authorized by the Mauritanian authorities, but do have
observer status on the Organization of African Unity’s African Commission on Human and People’s
Rights,

E. noting that only the President of SOS Esclavage, Boubacar Messaoud, appeared in the documentary,

F. whereas the activists arrested, Boubacar Messaoud, President of SOS Esclavage, Brahim Ould Ebetti,
a lawyer, and Cheikh Saad Bouh Camara, President of the MHRA, were brought before the court of
Nouakchott on 8 February 1998 and have since been sentenced to 13 months in prison and heavy
fines,

G. whereas the Mauritanian authorities have also brought proceedings against an activist working for
SOS Esclavage based in France, Abdel Nasser Ould Yassa, whom they accuse of having ‘harmed the
image of the country’ in an interview with Radio-France and Voice of America,

H. whereas three women who testified in the documentary are being actively sought by the security
services,

I. whereas on 5 February 1998, at a demonstration in support of these human rights activists, a number
of members of human rights organizations were arrested, including Mrs Fatimata M’Baye,
Vice-President of the MHRA,

J. concerned at the escalating repression in Mauritania and drawing attention to the legal action brought
recently by the Mauritanian authorities against the media and the activists working for human rights
NGOs,

K. whereas the judicial devices used do little to disguise the political nature of the repression,

1. Condemns the sentencing of activists working for human rights organizations and demands their
immediate and unconditional release;

2. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to bring pressure to bear on the Mauritanian
Government to comply with this demand;

3. Calls on the Mauritanian Government to respect in full the fundamental rights of the individual,
which is one of the essential conditions for the application of the Lomé Convention to which Mauritania is
a party;

4. Reiterates its unreserved condemnation of all forms of slavery and its complete support for the
organizations which are fighting to put a stop to these practices once and for all;

5. Calls on the Mauritanian authorities to honour their commitment to eradicate once and for all the
practice of slavery in their country;

6. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Co-Presidents
of the ACP-EU Joint Assembly and the Government of Mauritania.
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(c) B4-0194, 0235 and 0246/98

Resolution on the appointment of General Pinochet as life senator in Chile

The European Parliament,

− having regard to its previous resolutions in support of democracy and human rights in Chile which
were adopted during General Pinochet’s dictatorship,

− having regard to its resolutions of 18 November 1993 on the legal proceedings concerning the murder
of European citizen Mr Carmelo Soria Espinosa in Chile (1), 20 June 1996 on the amnesty for the
alleged kidnappers of Carmelo Soria (2), who was murdered by DINA agents who have been
identified and remain unpunished today, and 18 September 1997 on the hearing on those who
disappeared under the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet and the Spanish victims of that
dictatorship (3),

A. affirming that human rights, fundamental freedoms, democratic principles and political pluralism are
the values which form the basis of cooperation between the European Union and Latin America,

B. whereas General Pinochet intends to take office as life senator,

C. having regard to the initiative by a group of Chilean MPs concerning the possibility of submitting a
formal constitutional charge against Pinochet, and whereas the Chilean Chamber of Deputies firmly
repudiates Pinochet for having betrayed his oath of subordination and submission to the civilian
authorities in launching the 1973 coup d’état,

D. whereas the criminal charge brought against Pinochet for the crimes of genocide, abductions followed
by disappearances, illegal association and the unlawful burial of corpses has come before the Chilean
courts,

1. Disapproves strongly of General Pinochet’s intention to take office as life senator;

2. Supports, in this connection, the initiatives undertaken by the political parties and civilian bodies to
prevent Pinochet from taking office as life senator or from remaining in that position;

3. Congratulates the President of the Republic, the League of Democratic Parties, all the forces of
democracy and the entire Chilean people on their efforts to strengthen democracy;

4. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the governments of
the Member States and the Chilean Chamber of Deputies, Senate and Government.

(1) OJ C 329, 6.12.1993, p. 278.


(2) OJ C 198, 8.7.1996, p. 209.
(3) OJ C 304, 6.10.1997, p. 143.

(d) B4-0239/98

Resolution on arbitrary arrests in Belarus

The European Parliament,

− having regard to its previous resolutions on the situation in Belarus,

− having regard to the Council declaration of 15 September 1997,

− having regard to the working document drawn up by its Committee on Foreign Affairs on the status of
relations between the EU and the Republic of Belarus dated 14 October 1997 (PE 224.344),
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A. concerned at frequent reports of human rights violations, the criminalization of non-governmental


organizations and intimidation against journalists, actors in civil society and political opponents
which demonstrate that President Lukashenka is unwilling to restore democratic standards, thus
widening the gap between Belarus and the democratic world,

B. concerned at the fate of a schoolboy and two students, arrested in August and October 1997 for
writing anti-presidential slogans and displaying the officially banned national flag, who are still being
held in pre-trial custody in breach of all international legal standards, and thus prevented from
continuing their studies,

C. concerned at the severe beating of Yuri Khashchevatsky, an internationally renowned film director,
member of the Belarus Helsinki Committee and of the ‘Charter 97’ Movement, which occurred the
night after the broadcasting by a German TV station of the documentary film ‘An Ordinary President’,
which criticized President Lukashenka’s style of government,

D. noting the frequent reports about increasing intimidatory measures taken by the Belarus authorities
against journalists, such as threats of physical violence, and expulsions from workplaces and
universities,

E. whereas thousands of young and well-educated people are fleeing the country because of the lack of
prospects, while other sectors of the democratic opposition in Belarus have launched the ‘Charter 97’
Movement in order to find a peaceful way back to democracy,

1. Calls on the Belarus authorities to restore international standards in the fields of human rights,
freedom of the press and of speech, as provided by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
as well as the Paris Charter for a new Europe, to which Belarus is signatory, and which is also the basis for
the PCA between Belarus and the EU;

2. Calls on the Belarus authorities to release the arrested schoolboy and students who have been
detained for a period approaching six months in pre-trial custody;

3. Calls on President Lukashenka to order an immediate end to all measures of intimidation against
journalists, members of the opposition and other actors in civil society;

4. Calls on President Lukashenka to order an inquiry into the attack on Yuri Khashchevatsky;

5. Stresses again that no further cooperation between the European Union and Belarus may be
undertaken until clear steps towards respect for human rights and democratic and legal reforms are taken
by the Belarus Government;

6. Reiterates its support for the Council declaration of 15 September 1997;

7. Emphasizes the need to continue financial support for further assistance programmes for the
enhancement of civil society in Belarus and to assess the possibilities for training opportunities for Belarus
students abroad, in order to acquaint them with democratic values;

8. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Commission, the Council, the President and
Government of Belarus and the democratically elected Parliament of Belarus.

(e) B4-0231/98

Resolution on the arrest of Etienne Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The European Parliament,

− having regard to its resolution of 15 January 1998 on the violation of human rights in the Democratic
Republic of Congo (1), calling for the release of opponents to President Kabila’s regime, including
Mr Z’ahidi Ngoma and Mr Nsala,

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A. whereas these opponents of the regime have not only not been released, but two of them (Arthur
Z’ahidi Ngoma, chairman of ‘Forces du Futur’, and Joseph Olengakoy, the founder of the ‘Forces
fondatrices de l’union sacrée’) were taken away from the capital on 30 January 1998 and transferred
to Lubumbashi prison, and whereas, since then, nothing has been heard of them,

B. having regard to the arrest in Kinshasa on 12 February 1998 of the main opposition leader Etienne
Tshisekedi and the brutal treatment inflicted on him and his relatives by the soldiers who apprehended
him,

C. having regard to his subsequent deportation to the Kasai province without any notification of the
charges brought against him,

D. whereas some 60 activists of the UDPS (Union pour la Démocratie et le Progrès Social), founded by
Etienne Tshisekedi, were subsequently arrested,

E. whereas the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have warned that anyone who
fails to comply with the ban on political activities will be severely punished,

F. drawing attention to the need to make all international aid to the DRC contingent on the progress made
towards respect for human rights and the implementation of a genuine democratic process in that
country,

1. Condemns in the strongest terms the arrest of Etienne Tshisekedi, which is part of a deliberate policy
on the part of the DRC authorities to destroy the leadership of all opposition movements by imprisoning
their leading members and transferring them out of the capital;

2. Calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Etienne Tshisekedi and the activists arrested
after him, as well as all political prisoners detained in the DRC, in particular Arthur Ngoma and Joseph
Olengakoy;

3. Reminds the DRC authorities that essential conditions were laid down for the resumption of
European Union aid, and that this aid cannot, under any circumstances, resume so long as such forms of
intimidation and repression of political and human rights groups and the press continue;

4. Urges the DRC authorities to restore without delay the fundamental principles of the rule of law and
freedom to engage in political activities;

5. Calls on the Commission, the Council and the Member States to show the utmost firmness in all
international forums in demanding compliance with the conditions laid down for the resumption of normal
relations with the DRC;

6. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Co-Presidents
of the ACP-EU Joint Assembly and the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

15. Sub-critical nuclear testing

B4-0185, 0195, 0237 and 0245/98

Resolution on sub-critical nuclear testing

The European Parliament,

− having regard to its previous resolutions on nuclear non-proliferation,

A. whereas sub-critical nuclear tests were carried out by the United States on 2 July and 18 September
1997 at the Nevada test site, and whereas the US plans to carry out four more such tests before
September 1998,

B. noting that the US Government has presented the tests as necessary to ensure the safety and reliability
of its existing nuclear arsenal, but also noting that critics of the programme claim that the tests also
can be used to create new types of warheads as well as to upgrade existing ones,
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C. whereas no international verification exists on whether the tests are in fact sub-critical and therefore in
compliance with the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT),

D. whereas the tests may not be against the letter of the CTBT, but still violate the spirit of the treaty and
place in jeopardy its entry into force by creating a ‘crisis of confidence’,

E. whereas sub-critical tests and new weapons development risk reinforcing India and Pakistan in their
refusal to sign the CTBT, thus blocking its entry into force, and also reinforcing opposition to the
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), especially in these two nations,

F. noting that at least 15 countries, including Norway, Indonesia, Mexico, Malaysia and Iran, as well as
the mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and 46 members of the US Congress, have publicly expressed
their concern about or opposition to these tests,

G. whereas all EU Member States signed the CTBT after it was opened for signature in September 1996,

H. whereas states who have signed the CTBT are bound to ‘refrain from any action that could defeat its
object and purpose’, by definition of the Vienna Convention on Treaties,

1. Reaffirms its support for the CTBT and its request for early ratification of the treaty, and calls on all
Member States to act promptly;

2. Calls on the US Government to halt the series of sub-critical tests and calls on all governments to
refrain from carrying out such tests;

3. Calls on the US Government to issue an official declaration stating that the tests in no way form part
of a new weapons design programme, and that new nuclear weapons design does not form part of
US policy;

4. Calls for increased transparency on-site as well as additional confidence-building measures, in order
to allay international concern over possible CTBT violations;

5. Calls on the Council to adopt a joint action under Article J.3 of the Treaty on European Union, to
promote signature and ratification by other states, and to include all necessary assistance to enable other
states to comply with the provisions of the treaty, particularly the establishment of an effective global
verification regime;

6. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the President
and Congress of the United States of America.

16. Disasters

(a) B4-0216, 0226, 0238 and 0251/98

Resolution on the floods in northern Greece and the Aegean islands

The European Parliament,

A. having regard to the floods of 2 February 1998 which caused catastrophic damage on the islands of the
eastern Aegean, and to the floods of 5 February 1998 which severely struck the islands of the northern
Aegean, eastern Macedonia and Thrace,

B. whereas these natural disasters, which also claimed human life, struck areas (Thrace) which had
suffered severe damage from hailstorms during the summer and seen farmers’ incomes plummet,
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C. whereas these floods caused enormous damage to houses, cars, other property and agricultural
production as well as damaging infrastructure (transport, telecommunications, electricity, drinking
water etc) in these regions, so that it will take a long time and a great deal of investment to make good
the damage,

D. whereas farms growing cereals, cotton, beet, fruit and vegetables, olives etc. have been devastated and
whereas 20 000 hectares remain submerged under the waters of the River Evros,

E. whereas the farmers in the stricken regions (Thrace, the Aegean islands) are among the poorest in the
EU and have particular social problems,

1. Expresses its solidarity with, and its deepest sympathy for, the families of the victims as well as the
inhabitants of the regions which were struck by the floods;

2. Asks the Commission and the Council to make every possible effort urgently to provide financial
and any other kind of support to the people and the authorities of the stricken areas for their immediate
relief and the quickest possible repair of the damage caused;

3. Calls on the Commission to intervene immediately, using Structural Fund resources to help repair
infrastructure;

4. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the Greek
Government and the local authorities of the affected areas.

(b) B4-0257/98

Resolution on storms in the province of Málaga

The European Parliament,

A. alarmed at the damage caused in the province of Málaga by the storms between 31 January and
5 February 1998,

B. whereas these storms have led to rivers overflowing their banks, railway lines being blocked,
landslides and floods, with considerable damage to agriculture production, rural roads, water
infrastructure, forests, etc,

C. whereas the initial assessment of the Governmental Subdelegation in Málaga estimates the damage at
approximately Ptas 21 000 million,

1. Calls on the Commission to release emergency aid to compensate for the damage in the province of
Málaga;

2. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the
Governmental Subdelegation in Málaga.
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ATTENDANCE REGISTER
19 February 1998
The following signed:
d’Aboville, Adam, Aelvoet, Ahern, Ahlqvist, Ainardi, Aldo, Amadeo, Anastassopoulos, d’Ancona,
Andersson, André-Léonard, Angelilli, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Antony, Anttila, Aparicio Sánchez,
Apolinário, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Baldarelli, Baldi, Balfe, Banotti, Bardong, Barón
Crespo, Barros Moura, Barthet-Mayer, Barton, Barzanti, Bébéar, Bennasar Tous, Berend, Berès, Berger,
Bernard-Reymond, Bernardini, Bertens, Berthu, Bianco, van Bladel, Blak, Bloch von Blottnitz, Blokland,
Blot, Böge, Bösch, Bonde, Bontempi, Boogerd-Quaak, Botz, Bourlanges, Bowe, de Brémond d’Ars,
Breyer, Brinkhorst, Buffetaut, Burenstam Linder, Burtone, Cabezón Alonso, Cabrol, Caccavale, Caligaris,
Camisón Asensio, Campos, Campoy Zueco, Cardona, Carlotti, Carlsson, Carnero González, Carniti, Cars,
Casini Carlo, Cassidy, Castagnède, Castagnetti, Castellina, Castricum, Caudron, Cederschiöld, Cellai,
Chanterie, Chesa, Chichester, Christodoulou, Coates, Cohn-Bendit, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins
Kenneth D., Colom i Naval, Cornelissen, Correia, Corrie, Costa Neves, Cottigny, Crampton, Crawley,
Crowley, Cunha, Cunningham, Cushnahan, van Dam, D’Andrea, Danesin, Dankert, Darras, Dary,
Daskalaki, David, De Coene, De Esteban Martin, De Giovanni, Dell’Alba, Denys, Deprez, Desama, de
Vries, Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, van Dijk, Dillen, Dimitrakopoulos, Di Prima, Donnelly Alan John, Donnelly
Brendan Patrick, Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dupuis, Dury, Dybkjær, Ebner, Eisma, Elchlepp,
Elles, Elliott, Elmalan, Ephremidis, Estevan Bolea, Ettl, Evans, Ewing, Fabra Vallés, Fabre-Aubrespy,
Falconer, Fantuzzi, Farassino, Fassa, Fayot, Ferber, Féret, Ferrer, Ferri, Filippi, Fitzsimons, Flemming,
Florenz, Florio, Fontaine, Fontana, Ford, Fourçans, Fraga Estévez, Friedrich, Frischenschlager, Gahrton,
Gallagher, Garcı́a Arias, Garcı́a-Margallo y Marfil, Garosci, Garot, Gasòliba i Böhm, Gebhardt,
Ghilardotti, Giansily, Gillis, Gil-Robles Gil-Delgado, Girão Pereira, Glase, Goepel, Görlach, Gomolka,
González Álvarez, González Triviño, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Graenitz, Green, Gröner, Grossetête,
Günther, Guinebertière, Gutiérrez Dı́az, Haarder, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen, Hänsch, Hager,
Hallam, Happart, Hardstaff, Harrison, Hatzidakis, Haug, Hautala, Hawlicek, Heinisch, Hendrick, Herman,
Hernandez Mollar, Herzog, Hoff, Holm, Hoppenstedt, Hory, Howitt, Hughes, Hulthén, Hyland, Ilaskivi,
Imaz San Miguel, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Izquierdo Rojo, Jackson, Janssen van Raay,
Jarzembowski, Jean-Pierre, Jensen Kirsten M., Jöns, Jové Peres, Junker, Kaklamanis, Karamanou,
Katiforis, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kerr, Kestelijn-Sierens, Killilea, Kindermann,
Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Kokkola, Konrad, Krarup, Krehl, Kreissl-Dörfler, Kristoffersen, Kronberger,
Kuhn, Kuhne, Lage, Lalumière, Lambraki, Lambrias, Lang, Lange, Langen, Langenhagen, Lannoye,
Larive, de Lassus Saint Geniès, Lataillade, Le Chevallier, Lenz, Leperre-Verrier, Le Rachinel, Lienemann,
Liese, Lindholm, Lindqvist, Linkohr, Lööw, Lüttge, Lukas, Lulling, Macartney, McCartin, McGowan,
McIntosh, McMahon, McMillan-Scott, McNally, Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Malone, Manisco, Mann
Erika, Mann Thomas, Manzella, Marin, Marinho, Marinucci, Martens, Martin David W., Martin
Philippe-Armand, Martinez, Mayer, Medina Ortega, Megahy, Méndez de Vigo, Mendiluce Pereiro,
Mendonça, Miller, Miranda, Miranda de Lage, Mohamed Ali, Mombaur, Moniz, Moorhouse, Morán
López, Moreau, Morris, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Müller, Mulder, Murphy, Muscardini, Musumeci,
Mutin, Myller, Napoletano, Nassauer, Needle, Nencini, Newens, Newman, Nicholson, Nordmann, Novo,
Novo Belenguer, Oddy, Ojala, Olsson, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Orlando, Otila, Paasilinna, Paasio,
Pack, Pailler, Paisley, Papayannakis, Parigi, Parodi, Pasty, Peijs, Pérez Royo, Perry, Peter, Pettinari,
Piecyk, Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, des Places, Plooij-van Gorsel, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Poisson,
Pollack, Pomés Ruiz, Pompidou, Pons Grau, Porto, Posselt, Pradier, Pronk, Provan, van Putten,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Rapkay, Raschhofer, Rauti, Read, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rehder, Ribeiro,
Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rocard, Rosado Fernandes, de Rose, Roth, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rothley,
Roubatis, Rübig, Ruffolo, Ryynänen, Sainjon, Samland, Sandbæk, Sanz Fernández, Sarlis, Scapagnini,
Scarbonchi, Schäfer, Schaffner, Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schlechter, Schleicher, Schmidbauer,
Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schroedter, Schulz, Schwaiger, Seal, Secchi, Seillier, Seppänen, Simpson, Sisó
Cruellas, Sjöstedt, Skinner, Smith, Soltwedel-Schäfer, Sonneveld, Sornosa Martı́nez, Soulier, Spaak,
Speciale, Spencer, Spiers, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Stockmann, Sturdy, Svensson,
Swoboda, Tamino, Tannert, Tappin, Tatarella, Telkämper, Terrón i Cusı́, Theato, Theorin, Thomas, Thors,
Thyssen, Tillich, Tindemans, Titley, Todini, Tomlinson, Tongue, Torres Couto, Torres Marques,
Trakatellis, Truscott, Ullmann, Väyrynen, Valdivielso de Cué, Vallvé, Valverde López,
Vandemeulebroucke, Vanhecke, Van Lancker, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz da Silva, Vecchi, van
Velzen W.G., van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Verwaerde, Vinci, Viola, Virgin, Virrankoski,
Voggenhuber, Waddington, Walter, Watts, Weber, Weiler, Wemheuer, West, White, Whitehead, Wibe,
Wiebenga, Wieland, Wiersma, Wijsenbeek, Willockx, Wilson, von Wogau, Wolf, Wynn, Zimmermann
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ANNEX

Result of roll-call votes


(+) = For
(−) = Against
(O) = Abstention

1. Jackson report A4-0026/98


Amendment 4
(+)
ARE: Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, González Triviño, Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier, Pradier, Weber Jup
ELDR: Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Caligaris, de Vries, Dybkjær, Eisma, Fassa, Frischenschlager,
Gasòliba i Böhm, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Lindqvist, Mulder, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Plooij-van Gorsel,
Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé, Virrankoski, Väyrynen, Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek
GUE/NGL: Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Ephremidis, González Álvarez, Gutiérrez Dı́az,
Herzog, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Ojala, Pailler, Papayannakis, Pettinari, Seppänen,
Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci
I-EDN: Berthu, Blokland, Bonde, van Dam, Sandbæk, Seillier
NI: Blot, Hager, Kronberger, Le Rachinel, Lukas
PPE: Camisón Asensio, Garcı́a-Margallo y Marfil, Méndez de Vigo
PSE: Adam, Ahlqvist, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Barón Crespo, Barros-Moura,
Barzanti, Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso, Campos, Carlotti,
Carniti, Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval, Correia,
Cottigny, Dankert, Darras, De Coene, Denys, Desama, Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Donnelly Alan John,
Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Ettl, Fantuzzi, Fayot, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt,
Ghilardotti, Görlach, Graenitz, Green, Gröner, Hänsch, Happart, Harrison, Haug, Hawlicek, Hoff, Hughes,
Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Izquierdo Rojo, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Karamanou, Katiforis,
Kindermann, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Kuhne, Lage, Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann, Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw,
Malone, Mann Erika, Manzella, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Mendiluce Pereiro, Miranda
de Lage, Moniz, Morán López, Morris, Mutin, Myller, Napoletano, Nencini, Oddy, Paasilinna, Paasio,
Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Rehder, Rocard, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe,
Rothley, Roubatis, Ruffolo, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter, Schmid, Schmidbauer, Sindal,
Skinner, Smith, Stockmann, Tannert, Theorin, Titley, Torres Couto, Van Lancker, Vecchi, Verde i Aldea,
Waidelich, Walter, Weiler, Wemheuer, White, Wibe, Wiersma, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn
V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Kerr,
Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter, Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann,
Voggenhuber

(−)
ARE: Macartney
ELDR: André-Léonard
NI: Amadeo, Cellai, Musumeci, Paisley, Parigi, Tatarella
PPE: Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Bardong, Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bianco, Böge,
de Brémond d’Ars, Burenstam Linder, Burtone, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Cassidy,
Castagnetti, Cederschiöld, Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, D’Andrea, De Esteban
Martin, Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer,
Ferri, Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Friedrich, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête,
Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen, Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar,
Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jackson, Jarzembowski, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert,
Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen, Lambrias, Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Lucas Pires,
McCartin, McIntosh, Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Mendonça, Mombaur,
Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack, Peijs, Perry,
Pex, Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Rübig, Sarlis, Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt,
Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy,
Theato, Thyssen, Tillich, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, van
Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin
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UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Cardona, Crowley, Danesin, Daskalaki, Florio,
Gallagher, Garosci, Guinebertière, Hyland, Lataillade, Parodi, Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado
Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)

I-EDN: Jean-Pierre

NI: Dillen, Féret, Lang Carl, Vanhecke

PPE: Banotti

PSE: Barton, Crawley, Cunningham, David, Evans, Hallam, Hardstaff, Hendrick, Kinnock, McCarthy,
McGowan, McMahon, McNally, Murphy, Needle, Newens, Newman, Pollack, Read, Seal, Simpson,
Spiers, Tappin, Tomlinson, Tongue, Truscott, Waddington, Watts, Whitehead

UPE: Kaklamanis

V: Gahrton, Holm

2. Jackson report A4-0026/98

Amendment 22

(+)

ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, González Triviño, Hory, Lalumière,
Leperre-Verrier, Pradier, Sainjon, Scarbonchi, Weber Jup

ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Dybkjær, Eisma,
Fassa, Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Lindqvist, Mulder,
Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé, Väyrynen, Wiebenga,
Wijsenbeek

GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez,
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Herzog, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler,
Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci

I-EDN: Berthu, Blokland, Bonde, Buffetaut, van Dam, Fabre-Aubrespy, Jean-Pierre, Krarup, de Rose,
Sandbæk

NI: Hager, Kronberger, Lukas

PPE: Burenstam Linder

PSE: Ahlqvist, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo, Barros-Moura,
Barton, Barzanti, Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso,
Campos, Carlotti, Carniti, Castricum, Caudron, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval,
Correia, Cottigny, Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, De Giovanni, Denys, Desama, Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza,
Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dury, Elchlepp, Ettl, Fantuzzi, Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot,
Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Graenitz, Green, Gröner, Hänsch, Happart, Haug, Hawlicek, Hendrick,
Hoff, Hughes, Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Izquierdo Rojo, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Junker,
Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Kuhne, Lage, Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann,
Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw, Malone, Mann Erika, Manzella, Marinucci, Medina Ortega, Mendiluce Pereiro,
Metten, Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Morán López, Morris, Mutin, Myller, Napoletano, Nencini, Paasilinna,
Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Rehder, Rocard, Roth-Behrendt,
Rothe, Rothley, Roubatis, Ruffolo, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter, Schmid, Schmidbauer,
Sindal, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Terrón i Cusı́, Theorin, Torres Couto, Torres Marques, Van
Lancker, Vecchi, van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waidelich, Walter, Weiler, Wemheuer, White, Wibe,
Willockx, Wilson, Zimmermann

UPE: Kaklamanis

V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Breyer, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf,
Hautala, Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter,
Soltwedel-Schäfer, Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf
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(−)
ARE: Macartney
ELDR: Nordmann, Virrankoski
I-EDN: Nicholson
NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Muscardini, Parigi, Tatarella
PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Banotti, Bardong,
Bébéar, Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bernard-Reymond, Bianco, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars,
Burtone, Camisón Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Cassidy, Castagnetti, Cederschiöld,
Chanterie, Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban
Martin, Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber,
Ferrer, Ferri, Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y
Marfil, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen,
Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jackson,
Jarzembowski, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen,
Lambrias, Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott,
Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça, Mombaur,
Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack, Peijs, Perry,
Pex, Piha, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk, Quisthoudt-Rowohl,
Rack, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis, Schiedermeier, Schleicher,
Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck,
Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich, Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué,
Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva, van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin,
von Wogau
UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Cardona, Crowley, Danesin, Daskalaki, Gallagher,
Garosci, Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Hyland, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi,
Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)
I-EDN: Seillier
NI: Blot, Dillen, Féret, Lang Carl, Le Rachinel, Martinez, Paisley, Vanhecke
PPE: Pimenta, Schierhuber
PSE: Adam, Corbett, Crawley, Cunningham, Donnelly Alan John, Elliott, Evans, Hallam, Hardstaff,
Harrison, Howitt, Kinnock, McCarthy, McGowan, McMahon, McNally, Martin David W., Murphy,
Needle, Newens, Newman, Oddy, Pollack, Read, Seal, Simpson, Skinner, Smith, Spiers, Tappin, Titley,
Tomlinson, Tongue, Truscott, Waddington, Watts, Whitehead, Wynn

3. Joint resolution − Kyoto summit


Amendment 3
(+)
ARE: Castagnède, Dell’Alba, González Triviño, Macartney, Scarbonchi, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber
Jup
ELDR: Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Dybkjær, Eisma, Frischenschlager, Kestelijn-Sierens,
Larive, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Thors, Väyrynen, Wijsenbeek
GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Ephremidis, González Álvarez, Gutiérrez
Dı́az, Herzog, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pettinari, Ribeiro,
Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci
I-EDN: Blokland, Bonde, van Dam, Jean-Pierre, Krarup, de Rose, Sandbæk, Seillier
NI: Hager, Kronberger, Lukas, Paisley
PPE: Flemming, Habsburg-Lothringen, Peijs, Pimenta, Pirker, Porto, Rack, Rübig, Schierhuber,
Trakatellis
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PSE: Ahlqvist, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Apolinário, Balfe, Barton, Barzanti, Berger, Billingham, Blak,
Bontempi, Botz, Bösch, Campos, Carniti, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Corbett, Correia, Cottigny,
Crawley, De Coene, De Giovanni, Denys, Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Elchlepp,
Elliott, Ettl, Evans, Falconer, Fantuzzi, Fayot, Garcı́a Arias, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Graenitz,
Green, Gröner, Hallam, Happart, Hardstaff, Haug, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes, Hulthén,
Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Junker, Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kinnock,
Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Lage, Lambraki, Lange, Lüttge, Lööw, McGowan, McMahon, McNally, Malone,
Manzella, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Mendiluce Pereiro, Metten, Miller, Miranda de
Lage, Moniz, Morán López, Morris, Murphy, Myller, Napoletano, Needle, Newens, Newman, Oddy,
Paasilinna, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk, Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Read, Rehder,
Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Roubatis, Ruffolo, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schmid, Schmidbauer, Seal, Sindal,
Smith, Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Theorin, Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker,
Vecchi, Waddington, Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, White, Whitehead, Zimmermann
V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Breyer, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf,
Hautala, Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter,
Soltwedel-Schäfer, Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(−)
ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Dary, Dupuis, Hory, Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier, Pradier, Sainjon
ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Cars, de Vries, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Lindqvist, Nordmann,
Virrankoski, Wiebenga
GUE/NGL: Elmalan
I-EDN: Berthu, Nicholson
NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Blot, Cellai, Dillen, Féret, Lang Carl, Le Chevallier, Le Rachinel, Martinez,
Muscardini, Parigi, Tatarella, Vanhecke
PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Banotti, Bardong,
Bébéar, Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bernard-Reymond, Bianco, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Burenstam
Linder, Burtone, Camisón Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Castagnetti, Cederschiöld,
Chanterie, Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, D’Andrea, De Esteban Martin, Deprez,
Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer, Ferri,
Filippi, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y Marfil, Gillis, Glase,
Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar,
Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jackson, Jarzembowski, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert,
Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Lambrias, Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling,
McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott, Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez
de Vigo, Mendonça, Mombaur, Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten,
Oostlander, Otila, Perry, Pex, Piha, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Posselt, Pronk,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Sarlis, Schiedermeier, Schleicher,
Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck,
Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tindemans, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde López, Varela
Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva, van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin, Wieland, von Wogau
PSE: Adam, Aparicio Sánchez, Barón Crespo, Barros-Moura, Berès, Cabezón Alonso, Castricum,
Caudron, Colom i Naval, Cunningham, Darras, David, Desama, Donnelly Alan John, Donner, Dury,
Garot, Harrison, Linkohr, Paasio, Rocard, Rothley, Skinner, Terrón i Cusı́, Tomlinson, Torres Couto, van
Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Wibe, Wiersma, Wynn
UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Crowley, Danesin, Florio, Gallagher, Garosci,
Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Hyland, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi, Pasty,
Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)
ELDR: Fassa, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Spaak, Teverson, Vallvé
GUE/NGL: Pailler
I-EDN: Buffetaut
PPE: Pack
PSE: Bowe, Carlotti, Collins Kenneth D., Dankert, Ford, Lienemann, McCarthy, Mutin, Schlechter,
Simpson, Titley
UPE: Daskalaki, Kaklamanis
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4. Joint resolution − Iraq


Amendment 4
(+)
ARE: González Triviño
ELDR: Väyrynen
GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez,
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Herzog, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler,
Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci
I-EDN: Bonde, Jean-Pierre, Krarup, Sandbæk
NI: Blot, Dillen, Féret, Kronberger, Lang Carl, Le Chevallier, Le Rachinel, Martinez, Vanhecke
PPE: Castagnetti, Fontaine
PSE: Barros-Moura, Donner, Duhamel, Falconer, Happart, Izquierdo Collado, Kokkola, Mann Erika,
Mendiluce Pereiro, Morán López, Morris, Piecyk, Smith
UPE: Kaklamanis
V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Hautala,
Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer,
Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(−)
ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, Hory, Lalumière,
Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Scarbonchi, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup
ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Eisma, Fassa,
Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Lindqvist, Mulder, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nordmann,
Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé, Virrankoski, Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek
I-EDN: Blokland, van Dam, Nicholson
NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Hager, Lukas, Muscardini, Paisley, Parigi, Tatarella
PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Banotti, Bardong,
Bébéar, Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bernard-Reymond, Bianco, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars,
Burenstam Linder, Burtone, Camisón Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Cassidy,
Cederschiöld, Chanterie, Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea,
De Esteban Martin, Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés,
Ferber, Ferrer, Ferri, Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y
Marfil, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen,
Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jackson,
Jarzembowski, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen,
Lambrias, Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott,
Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça, Mombaur,
Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack, Perry, Pex,
Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis,
Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas,
Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich,
Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva,
van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin, Wieland, von Wogau
PSE: Adam, Ahlqvist, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo, Barton,
Barzanti, Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso, Campos,
Carlotti, Carniti, Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval,
Corbett, Correia, Cottigny, Crawley, Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, De Giovanni,
Denys, Desama, Donnelly Alan John, Dührkop Dührkop, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Evans, Fantuzzi, Fayot,
Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Green, Gröner, Hänsch, Hallam, Hardstaff,
Harrison, Haug, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes, Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen, Jensen Kirsten, Junker,
Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kinnock, Krehl, Kuhn, Lage, Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann, Linkohr,
Lüttge, Lööw, McCarthy, McMahon, McNally, Malone, Manzella, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W.,
Medina Ortega, Metten, Miller, Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Murphy, Mutin, Myller, Napoletano, Needle,
Nencini, Newman, Oddy, Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Read,
Rehder, Rocard, Rothe, Rothley, Roubatis, Ruffolo, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter,
Schmid, Schmidbauer, Seal, Simpson, Sindal, Skinner, Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin,
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Terrón i Cusı́, Theorin, Titley, Tomlinson, Tongue, Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker, Vecchi, van
Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waddington, Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, White,
Whitehead, Wiersma, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn, Zimmermann
UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Crowley, Danesin, Daskalaki, Fitzsimons, Florio,
Gallagher, Garosci, Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Hyland, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe,
Parodi, Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)
I-EDN: Buffetaut, de Rose, Seillier
PSE: Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Ettl, Graenitz, Hawlicek, McGowan, Newens, Roth-Behrendt, Wibe

5. Joint resolution − Iraq


Amendment 5
(+)
ARE: González Triviño, Scarbonchi
GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez,
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Herzog, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler,
Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci
I-EDN: Bonde, Buffetaut, Jean-Pierre, Krarup, Sandbæk, Seillier
NI: Blot, Féret, Lang Carl, Le Chevallier, Le Rachinel, Martinez
PPE: Burtone, Castagnetti
PSE: Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Falconer, Junker, Mendiluce Pereiro, Morris, Smith
UPE: Daskalaki, Kaklamanis
V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Hautala,
Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Roth, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer, Tamino,
Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(−)
ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, Hory, Lalumière,
Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup
ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Eisma, Fassa,
Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Mulder, Neyts-Uyttebroeck,
Nordmann, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé, Virrankoski, Väyrynen,
Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek
I-EDN: Berthu, Blokland, van Dam, Nicholson
NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Hager, Lukas, Muscardini, Paisley, Parigi, Tatarella
PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Banotti, Bardong,
Bébéar, Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bernard-Reymond, Bianco, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars,
Burenstam Linder, Camisón Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Cassidy, Cederschiöld,
Chanterie, Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban
Martin, Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer,
Ferri, Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y
Marfil, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen,
Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Jackson, Jarzembowski,
Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen, Lambrias,
Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott,
Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça, Mombaur,
Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack, Peijs, Perry,
Pex, Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis,
Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas,
Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich,
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Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva,
van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin, Wieland, von Wogau

PSE: Adam, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo, Barton,
Barzanti, Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso, Carlotti,
Carniti, Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval, Corbett,
Cottigny, Crawley, Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, De Giovanni, Denys, Desama,
Donnelly Alan John, Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Ettl, Evans, Fantuzzi,
Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Green, Gröner, Hänsch, Hallam,
Hardstaff, Harrison, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes, Hulthén, Imbeni, Izquierdo Collado,
Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Lage,
Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann, Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw, McCarthy, McMahon, McNally, Malone, Mann
Erika, Manzella, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Metten, Miller, Miranda de Lage,
Moniz, Morán López, Murphy, Mutin, Myller, Napoletano, Needle, Nencini, Newman, Oddy, Paasilinna,
Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk, Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Read, Rocard, Rothe, Rothley,
Roubatis, Ruffolo, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter, Schmid, Seal, Simpson, Sindal,
Skinner, Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Terrón i Cusı́, Titley, Tomlinson, Tongue, Torres
Couto, Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker, Vecchi, van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waddington,
Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, Whitehead, Wiersma, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn,
Zimmermann

UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Danesin, Fitzsimons, Florio, Garosci, Giansily,
Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi, Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou,
Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)

ELDR: Lindqvist

I-EDN: de Rose

NI: Dillen, Kronberger, Vanhecke

PPE: Imaz San Miguel

PSE: Ahlqvist, Barros-Moura, Campos, Correia, Graenitz, Happart, Haug, McGowan, Newens,
Roth-Behrendt, Schmidbauer, Theorin, Wibe

UPE: Gallagher, Hyland

6. Joint resolution − Iraq

Amendment 7

(+)

GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez,
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Herzog, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler,
Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci

I-EDN: Jean-Pierre, Krarup, Sandbæk

NI: Blot, Féret, Kronberger, Lang Carl, Le Chevallier, Le Rachinel, Martinez, Vanhecke

PPE: Burtone, Imaz San Miguel

PSE: Barton, Falconer, Mendiluce Pereiro, Morris, Smith

V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Hautala,
Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Roth, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer, Tamino,
Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf
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(−)

ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, González Triviño, Hory,
Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Scarbonchi, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup

ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Eisma, Fassa,
Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Mulder, Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nordmann, Plooij-van
Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé, Virrankoski, Väyrynen, Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek

I-EDN: Blokland, Buffetaut, van Dam, Nicholson, Seillier

NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Hager, Lukas, Muscardini, Paisley, Parigi, Tatarella

PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Banotti, Bardong,
Bébéar, Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bernard-Reymond, Bianco, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars,
Burenstam Linder, Camisón Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Cassidy, Cederschiöld, Chanterie,
Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban Martin,
Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer, Ferri,
Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y Marfil,
Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen, Hatzidakis,
Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Ilaskivi, Jackson, Jarzembowski, Kellett-Bowman,
Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen, Lambrias, Langen, Langenhagen,
Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott, Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann
Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça, Mombaur, Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn,
Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack, Peijs, Perry, Pex, Piha, Pimenta, Pirker,
Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding,
Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis, Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher,
Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stenmarck,
Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich, Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué,
Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva, van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin,
Wieland, von Wogau

PSE: Adam, Ahlqvist, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo,
Barzanti, Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso, Campos,
Carlotti, Carniti, Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval,
Corbett, Cottigny, Crawley, Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, De Giovanni, Denys, Desama, Dı́ez de
Rivera Icaza, Donnelly Alan John, Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Ettl,
Fantuzzi, Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Graenitz, Green, Gröner,
Hänsch, Hallam, Hardstaff, Harrison, Haug, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes, Hulthén, Imbeni,
Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kokkola,
Krehl, Kuhn, Lage, Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann, Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw, McCarthy, McMahon,
McNally, Malone, Mann Erika, Manzella, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Metten,
Miller, Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Morán López, Murphy, Mutin, Myller, Napoletano, Needle, Nencini,
Newman, Oddy, Paasilinna, Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk, Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay,
Read, Rehder, Rocard, Rothe, Rothley, Roubatis, Ruffolo, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter,
Schmid, Seal, Simpson, Sindal, Skinner, Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Terrón i Cusı́,
Theorin, Titley, Tomlinson, Tongue, Torres Couto, Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker, Vecchi, van
Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waddington, Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, Whitehead,
Wiersma, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn, Zimmermann

UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Crowley, Danesin, Daskalaki, Fitzsimons, Florio,
Gallagher, Garosci, Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Hyland, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe,
Parodi, Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)

ELDR: Frischenschlager, Lindqvist

NI: Dillen

PSE: Barros-Moura, Correia, Happart, Junker, McGowan, Newens, Roth-Behrendt, Schmidbauer, White,
Wibe

UPE: Kaklamanis
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Amendment 8

(+)

ARE: Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, González Triviño, Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier,
Macartney, Sainjon, Scarbonchi, Weber Jup

GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez,
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler,
Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci

I-EDN: Bonde, Jean-Pierre, Krarup, Sandbæk

NI: Kronberger

PPE: Burtone, Castagnetti

PSE: Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Falconer, Mendiluce Pereiro, Morris, Smith, Terrón i Cusı́

V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Hautala,
Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer, Tamino,
Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(−)

ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Dybkjær, Eisma,
Fassa, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Lindqvist, Mulder, Neyts-Uyttebroeck,
Nordmann, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé, Virrankoski, Väyrynen,
Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek

I-EDN: Blokland, Buffetaut, van Dam, Nicholson, Seillier

NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Hager, Lukas, Muscardini, Paisley, Parigi, Tatarella

PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Banotti, Bardong,
Bébéar, Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bernard-Reymond, Bianco, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars,
Burenstam Linder, Camisón Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Cassidy, Cederschiöld,
Chanterie, Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban
Martin, Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber,
Ferrer, Ferri, Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y
Marfil, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen,
Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jackson,
Jarzembowski, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen,
Lambrias, Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh,
McMillan-Scott, Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça,
Mombaur, Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack,
Peijs, Perry, Pex, Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis,
Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas,
Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich,
Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva,
van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin, Wieland, von Wogau

PSE: Adam, Ahlqvist, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo,
Barton, Barzanti, Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso, Carlotti,
Carniti, Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval, Corbett,
Correia, Cottigny, Crawley, Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, Denys, Desama, Donnelly
Alan John, Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Ettl, Evans, Fantuzzi, Fayot,
Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Graenitz, Green, Gröner, Hänsch, Hallam,
Hardstaff, Harrison, Haug, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes, Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen,
Izquierdo Collado, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kokkola, Krehl,
Kuhn, Lage, Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann, Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw, McCarthy, McGowan, McMahon,
McNally, Malone, Mann Erika, Manzella, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Metten,
Miller, Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Morán López, Murphy, Mutin, Myller, Napoletano, Needle, Nencini,
Newman, Oddy, Paasilinna, Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk, Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay,
Read, Rehder, Rocard, Rothe, Rothley, Roubatis, Ruffolo, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter,
Schmid, Seal, Simpson, Sindal, Skinner, Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Theorin, Titley,
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Tomlinson, Tongue, Torres Couto, Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker, Vecchi, van Velzen Wim,
Verde i Aldea, Waddington, Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, Whitehead, Wibe, Wiersma,
Willockx, Wilson, Wynn, Zimmermann
UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Crowley, Danesin, Daskalaki, Fitzsimons, Florio,
Gallagher, Garosci, Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Hyland, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe,
Parodi, Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)
ARE: Hory
I-EDN: Berthu, de Rose
NI: Blot, Dillen, Féret, Lang Carl, Le Chevallier, Le Rachinel, Martinez, Vanhecke
PSE: Barros-Moura, Campos, Happart, Junker, Newens, Roth-Behrendt, Schmidbauer, White
UPE: Kaklamanis
V: Lindholm

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Amendment 9
(+)
ELDR: Lindqvist
GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez,
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Herzog, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler,
Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci
I-EDN: Berthu, Bonde, Buffetaut, Jean-Pierre, Sandbæk, Seillier
PPE: Burtone, Castagnetti
PSE: Campos, Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Falconer, Haug, Junker, Mendiluce Pereiro, Morán López, Morris,
Paasilinna, Rothe, Schmidbauer, Smith, Wibe
UPE: Daskalaki, Kaklamanis
V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Hautala,
Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer,
Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(−)
ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, González Triviño, Hory,
Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Scarbonchi, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup
ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Dybkjær, Eisma,
Fassa, Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Mulder,
Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nordmann, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé,
Virrankoski, Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek
I-EDN: Blokland, van Dam, Nicholson
NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Hager, Lukas, Muscardini, Paisley, Parigi, Tatarella
PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Bardong, Bébéar,
Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bernard-Reymond, Bianco, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Burenstam
Linder, Camisón Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Cassidy, Cederschiöld, Chanterie,
Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban Martin,
Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer,
Ferri, Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y
Marfil, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen,
Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Jackson, Jarzembowski,
Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen, Lambrias,
Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott,
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Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça, Mombaur,
Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack, Perry, Pex,
Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis,
Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas,
Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich,
Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva,
van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin, Wieland, von Wogau
PSE: Adam, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo, Barton,
Barzanti, Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso, Carlotti,
Carniti, Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval, Corbett,
Correia, Cottigny, Crawley, Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, De Giovanni, Denys,
Desama, Donnelly Alan John, Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Ettl, Evans,
Fantuzzi, Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Green, Hänsch, Hallam,
Hardstaff, Harrison, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes, Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo
Collado, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Lage,
Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann, Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw, McCarthy, McGowan, McMahon, McNally,
Malone, Mann Erika, Manzella, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Metten, Miller,
Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Murphy, Mutin, Myller, Napoletano, Needle, Nencini, Newens, Newman, Oddy,
Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk, Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Read, Rehder, Rocard,
Rothley, Roubatis, Ruffolo, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter, Schmid, Seal, Simpson,
Sindal, Skinner, Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Terrón i Cusı́, Titley, Tomlinson, Tongue,
Torres Couto, Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker, Vecchi, van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea,
Waddington, Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, Whitehead, Wiersma, Willockx, Wynn,
Zimmermann
UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Crowley, Danesin, Fitzsimons, Florio, Gallagher,
Garosci, Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Hyland, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi,
Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)
ELDR: Väyrynen
I-EDN: de Rose
NI: Blot, Dillen, Féret, Lang Carl, Le Chevallier, Le Rachinel, Martinez, Vanhecke
PPE: Banotti, Imaz San Miguel
PSE: Ahlqvist, Barros-Moura, Graenitz, Gröner, Happart, Roth-Behrendt, Theorin, White

9. Joint resolution − Iraq


Amendment 2
(+)
ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dupuis, Lalumière, Macartney, Pradier, Scarbonchi,
Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup
GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez,
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Herzog, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler,
Pettinari, Ribeiro, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci
I-EDN: Berthu, Bonde, Buffetaut, Jean-Pierre, de Rose, Sandbæk, Seillier
NI: Hager, Kronberger, Lukas
PPE: Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Castagnetti, Dimitrakopoulos, Imaz San Miguel
PSE: Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Falconer, Smith
UPE: d’Aboville, Daskalaki, Fitzsimons, Giansily, Guinebertière, Kaklamanis, Lataillade, Martin
Philippe, Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner
V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Hautala,
Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer,
Tamino, Telkämper, Voggenhuber, Wolf
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(−)

ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Eisma, Fassa,
Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Lindqvist, Mulder,
Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nordmann, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé,
Virrankoski, Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek

I-EDN: Blokland, van Dam, Nicholson

NI: Amadeo, Blot, Féret, Lang Carl, Le Rachinel, Martinez, Paisley

PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Bébéar, Bennasar
Tous, Berend, Bernard-Reymond, Bianco, Böge, Burenstam Linder, Camisón Asensio, Campoy Zueco,
Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Cassidy, Cederschiöld, Chanterie, Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie,
Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban Martin, Deprez, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Elles, Estevan
Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer, Ferri, Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez,
Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y Marfil, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg,
Habsburg-Lothringen, Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Jackson,
Jarzembowski, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen,
Lambrias, Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh,
McMillan-Scott, Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça,
Mombaur, Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack,
Peijs, Perry, Pex, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis,
Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas,
Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich,
Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva,
van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Wieland

PSE: Adam, Ahlqvist, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo,
Barros-Moura, Barton, Barzanti, Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch,
Cabezón Alonso, Carlotti, Carniti, Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval,
Corbett, Correia, Cottigny, Crawley, Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, De Giovanni,
Denys, Desama, Donnelly Alan John, Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Ettl,
Evans, Fantuzzi, Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Graenitz, Green,
Gröner, Hänsch, Hallam, Happart, Hardstaff, Harrison, Haug, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes,
Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann,
Kinnock, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Lage, Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann, Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw, McCarthy,
McGowan, McMahon, McNally, Malone, Mann Erika, Manzella, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W.,
Medina Ortega, Mendiluce Pereiro, Metten, Miller, Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Morán López, Morris,
Murphy, Myller, Napoletano, Needle, Nencini, Newens, Newman, Oddy, Paasilinna, Paasio, Peter,
Piecyk, Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Read, Rehder, Roth-Behrendt, Rothley, Roubatis,
Ruffolo, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter, Schmid, Seal, Simpson, Skinner, Spiers,
Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Terrón i Cusı́, Theorin, Titley, Tomlinson, Tongue, Torres Couto,
Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker, Vecchi, van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waddington,
Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, Whitehead, Wibe, Wiersma, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn,
Zimmermann

UPE: Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Crowley, Danesin, Florio, Gallagher, Hyland, Killilea, Parodi

(O)

ARE: González Triviño, Hory

ELDR: Väyrynen

NI: Angelilli, Cellai, Dillen, Le Chevallier, Muscardini, Parigi, Tatarella, Vanhecke

PPE: Banotti, Burtone

PSE: Campos, Junker, Rothe, Schmidbauer, White

UPE: Garosci, Girão Pereira


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Amendment 6

(+)

ARE: González Triviño

ELDR: Lindqvist

GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez,
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Herzog, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler,
Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci

I-EDN: Bonde, Sandbæk

NI: Kronberger

PPE: Burtone, Castagnetti

PSE: Ahlqvist, Andersson Jan, Barros-Moura, Bösch, Campos, Ettl, Falconer, Graenitz, Gröner, Haug,
Hulthén, Junker, Lööw, Mendiluce Pereiro, Morris, Schmidbauer, Smith, Theorin, Waidelich, Wibe,
Wynn

UPE: Daskalaki

V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Hautala,
Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer,
Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(−)

ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, Hory, Lalumière,


Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Scarbonchi, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup

ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Dybkjær, Eisma,
Fassa, Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Mulder,
Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nordmann, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé,
Virrankoski, Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek

I-EDN: Blokland, van Dam, Nicholson

NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Blot, Cellai, Hager, Lang Carl, Le Chevallier, Le Rachinel, Lukas, Martinez,
Muscardini, Paisley, Parigi, Tatarella

PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Bardong, Bébéar, Bennasar Tous,
Berend, Bernard-Reymond, Bianco, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Burenstam Linder, Camisón
Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Cassidy, Cederschiöld, Chanterie, Chichester, Christodoulou,
Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban Martin, Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos,
Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer, Ferri, Filippi, Flemming,
Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y Marfil, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka,
Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen, Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández
Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jackson, Jarzembowski, Kellett-Bowman,
Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen, Lambrias, Langen, Langenhagen,
Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott, Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann
Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça, Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri,
Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack, Peijs, Perry, Pex, Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb,
Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding, Redondo
Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis, Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt,
Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens,
Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich, Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde
López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva, van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin, Wieland,
von Wogau

PSE: Adam, d’Ancona, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo, Barton, Barzanti, Berès,
Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Cabezón Alonso, Carlotti, Carniti, Castricum, Caudron,
Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval, Corbett, Correia, Cottigny, Crawley,
Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, De Giovanni, Denys, Desama, Donnelly Alan John,
Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Evans, Fantuzzi, Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias,
Garot, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Green, Hänsch, Hallam, Hardstaff, Harrison, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff,
16. 3. 98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 80/269

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Howitt, Hughes, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Jensen Kirsten, Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann,
Kinnock, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Lage, Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann, Linkohr, Lüttge, McCarthy,
McGowan, McMahon, McNally, Malone, Mann Erika, Manzella, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W.,
Medina Ortega, Metten, Miller, Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Morán López, Murphy, Mutin, Myller,
Napoletano, Needle, Nencini, Newens, Newman, Oddy, Paasilinna, Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk,
Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Read, Rehder, Rocard, Rothley, Roubatis, Ruffolo, Samland,
Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schmid, Seal, Simpson, Sindal, Skinner, Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert,
Tappin, Terrón i Cusı́, Titley, Tomlinson, Tongue, Torres Couto, Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker,
Vecchi, van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waddington, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, Whitehead,
Wiersma, Willockx, Wilson, Zimmermann
UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Crowley, Danesin, Fitzsimons, Florio, Gallagher,
Garosci, Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Hyland, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi,
Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)
ELDR: Väyrynen
I-EDN: Berthu, Buffetaut, Jean-Pierre, Seillier
NI: Dillen, Féret, Vanhecke
PPE: Banotti
PSE: Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Happart, Jöns, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Schlechter, White
UPE: Kaklamanis

11. Joint resolution − Iraq


Amendment 12
(+)
GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez,
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler,
Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci
I-EDN: Bonde, Buffetaut, Jean-Pierre, Sandbæk
NI: Kronberger, Le Chevallier
PPE: Burtone, Casini Carlo, Castagnetti
PSE: Barros-Moura, Campos, Carlotti, Caudron, Correia, Cottigny, Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Falconer,
Gröner, Kuhn, Lambraki, Lienemann, Mendiluce Pereiro, Morris, Newens, Schmidbauer, Smith, Theorin,
Van Lancker
UPE: Kaklamanis
V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Hautala,
Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer,
Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(−)
ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, González Triviño, Hory,
Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Scarbonchi, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup
ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Eisma,
Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Mulder, Neyts-Uyttebroeck,
Nordmann, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé, Virrankoski, Väyrynen,
Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek
I-EDN: Berthu, Blokland, van Dam, Nicholson, de Rose, Seillier
NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Hager, Lukas, Muscardini, Paisley, Parigi
PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Bardong, Bébéar,
Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bernard-Reymond, Bianco, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Burenstam
Linder, Camisón Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Cassidy, Cederschiöld, Chanterie, Chichester,
Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban Martin, Deprez,
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Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer, Ferri,
Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y Marfil,
Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen, Hatzidakis,
Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jackson, Jarzembowski,
Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen, Lambrias,
Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott,
Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça, Mombaur,
Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack, Perry, Pex,
Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis,
Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas,
Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich,
Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva,
van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin, Wieland, von Wogau
PSE: Adam, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo, Barton,
Barzanti, Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Bowe, Cabezón Alonso, Carniti, Castricum,
Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval, Corbett, Crawley, Cunningham,
Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, De Giovanni, Desama, Donnelly Alan John, Donner, Dührkop
Dührkop, Duhamel, Elchlepp, Elliott, Fantuzzi, Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti,
Görlach, Green, Hänsch, Hallam, Hardstaff, Harrison, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes,
Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann,
Kinnock, Kokkola, Krehl, Lage, Lange, Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw, McCarthy, McMahon, McNally, Mann
Erika, Manzella, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Metten, Miller, Miranda de Lage,
Moniz, Morán López, Murphy, Mutin, Myller, Needle, Nencini, Newman, Oddy, Paasilinna, Paasio, Pérez
Royo, Peter, Piecyk, Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Read, Rehder, Rocard, Rothe, Rothley,
Roubatis, Ruffolo, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter, Schmid, Seal, Simpson, Sindal,
Skinner, Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Terrón i Cusı́, Titley, Tomlinson, Tongue, Torres
Couto, Torres Marques, Truscott, Vecchi, van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waddington, Waidelich,
Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, Whitehead, Wiersma, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn, Zimmermann
UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Crowley, Danesin, Daskalaki, Fitzsimons, Florio,
Garosci, Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi, Pasty,
Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)
ELDR: Lindqvist
NI: Dillen, Féret, Martinez, Vanhecke
PPE: Banotti
PSE: Ahlqvist, Bösch, Dury, Ettl, Graenitz, Happart, Haug, Junker, McGowan, Malone, Napoletano,
Roth-Behrendt, White, Wibe
UPE: Gallagher, Hyland

12. Joint resolution − Iraq


Amendment 10
(+)
ELDR: Lindqvist
GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez,
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Herzog, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Pailler,
Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci
I-EDN: Bonde, Jean-Pierre, de Rose, Sandbæk, Seillier
NI: Blot, Féret, Kronberger, Lang Carl, Le Chevallier, Le Rachinel, Martinez
PPE: Burtone, Castagnetti
PSE: Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Falconer, Hallam, Mendiluce Pereiro, Morris, Smith
UPE: Kaklamanis
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V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Hautala,
Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer,
Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(−)
ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, González Triviño, Hory,
Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Scarbonchi, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup
ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Dybkjær, Eisma,
Fassa, Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Mulder,
Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nordmann, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé,
Virrankoski, Väyrynen, Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek
I-EDN: Berthu, Blokland, van Dam, Nicholson
NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Lukas, Muscardini, Paisley, Parigi, Tatarella
PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Bardong, Bébéar,
Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bernard-Reymond, Bianco, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Burenstam
Linder, Camisón Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Cassidy, Cederschiöld, Chanterie,
Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban Martin,
Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer,
Ferri, Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y
Marfil, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen,
Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jackson,
Jarzembowski, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen, Lambrias,
Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott,
Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça, Mombaur,
Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Peijs, Perry, Pex,
Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis,
Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt, Schröder, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld,
Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich, Tindemans,
Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva, van Velzen
W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin, Wieland, von Wogau
PSE: Adam, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo, Barton,
Barzanti, Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso, Campos,
Carlotti, Carniti, Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval,
Corbett, Correia, Cottigny, Crawley, Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, De Giovanni,
Denys, Desama, Donnelly Alan John, Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Elchlepp, Elliott, Evans,
Fantuzzi, Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Green, Hänsch, Hardstaff,
Harrison, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes, Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Jensen Kirsten,
Jöns, Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Lage, Lambraki, Lange,
Lienemann, Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw, McCarthy, McGowan, McMahon, McNally, Malone, Mann Erika,
Manzella, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Metten, Miller, Miranda de Lage,
Moniz, Murphy, Mutin, Napoletano, Needle, Nencini, Newman, Oddy, Paasilinna, Paasio, Pérez Royo,
Peter, Piecyk, Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Read, Rehder, Rocard, Rothley, Roubatis, Ruffolo,
Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter, Schmid, Seal, Simpson, Sindal, Skinner, Spiers, Stockmann,
Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Terrón i Cusı́, Titley, Tomlinson, Tongue, Torres Couto, Torres Marques,
Truscott, Van Lancker, Vecchi, van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler,
Wemheuer, White, Wiersma, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn, Zimmermann
UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Crowley, Danesin, Fitzsimons, Florio, Gallagher,
Garosci, Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Hyland, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi,
Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)
GUE/NGL: Ojala
NI: Dillen, Vanhecke
PPE: Banotti
PSE: Ahlqvist, Barros-Moura, Dury, Gröner, Happart, Junker, Myller, Newens, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe,
Schmidbauer, Theorin, Waddington, Wibe
UPE: Daskalaki
C 80/272 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 16. 3. 98

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13. Joint resolution − Iraq

Whole

(+)

ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, González Triviño, Hory,
Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Scarbonchi, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup

ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Dybkjær, Eisma,
Fassa, Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Lindqvist, Mulder,
Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nordmann, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé,
Virrankoski, Väyrynen, Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek

I-EDN: Berthu, Blokland, Buffetaut, van Dam, Jean-Pierre, Nicholson, de Rose, Seillier

NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Blot, Cellai, Féret, Hager, Lang Carl, Le Chevallier, Le Rachinel, Lukas, Martinez,
Muscardini, Paisley, Parigi, Tatarella

PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Bardong, Bébéar,
Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bianco, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Burenstam Linder, Camisón
Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Cassidy, Cederschiöld, Chanterie, Chichester,
Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban Martin, Deprez,
Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer, Ferri,
Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y Marfil,
Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen, Hatzidakis,
Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jackson, Jarzembowski,
Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Klaß, Koch, Kristoffersen, Lambrias, Langen, Langenhagen,
Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott, Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann
Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça, Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri,
Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack, Peijs, Perry, Pex, Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb,
Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding, Redondo
Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis, Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt,
Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens,
Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich, Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde
López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva, van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin, Wieland,
von Wogau

PSE: Adam, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Barón Crespo, Barton, Barzanti,
Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso, Campos, Carniti,
Castricum, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval, Corbett, Correia, Cottigny,
Crawley, Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, De Giovanni, Donnelly Alan John, Donner,
Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Elchlepp, Elliott, Evans, Fantuzzi, Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot,
Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Green, Gröner, Hänsch, Hallam, Hardstaff, Harrison, Hendrick, Hoff,
Howitt, Hughes, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Karamanou, Katiforis,
Kindermann, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Lage, Lambraki, Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw, McCarthy, McGowan,
McMahon, McNally, Malone, Mann Erika, Manzella, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina
Ortega, Metten, Miller, Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Morris, Murphy, Mutin, Myller, Napoletano, Needle,
Nencini, Newens, Newman, Oddy, Paasilinna, Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk, Pollack, Pons Grau, van
Putten, Rapkay, Read, Rehder, Rocard, Rothley, Roubatis, Ruffolo, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer,
Schlechter, Simpson, Sindal, Skinner, Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Terrón i Cusı́,
Titley, Tomlinson, Tongue, Torres Couto, Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker, Vecchi, van Velzen
Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waddington, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, White, Whitehead, Wiersma,
Willockx, Wilson, Wynn, Zimmermann

UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Crowley, Danesin, Fitzsimons, Florio, Gallagher,
Garosci, Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Kaklamanis, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi,
Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(−)

GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Castellina, Coates, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez,
Gutiérrez Dı́az, Herzog, Jové Peres, Manisco, Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler,
Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci

PPE: Burtone, Konrad, Mombaur

PSE: Falconer, Happart, Mendiluce Pereiro, Smith


16. 3. 98 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 80/273

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V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Breyer, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf,
Hautala, Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter,
Soltwedel-Schäfer, Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(O)
I-EDN: Bonde, Sandbæk
NI: Dillen, Kronberger, Vanhecke
PPE: Banotti, Castagnetti
PSE: Ahlqvist, Balfe, Barros-Moura, Carlotti, Caudron, Denys, Desama, Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Dury, Ettl,
Graenitz, Haug, Hawlicek, Hulthén, Junker, Lange, Lienemann, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Schmid,
Schmidbauer, Theorin, Waidelich, Wibe
UPE: Hyland

14. Joint resolution − UN Human Rights Commission


Amendment 1
(+)
ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Dybkjær, Eisma,
Fassa, Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Lindqvist, Mulder,
Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nordmann, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé,
Virrankoski, Väyrynen, Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek
GUE/NGL: Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Svensson

I-EDN: Blokland, van Dam, Jean-Pierre

NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Hager, Kronberger, Lukas, Muscardini, Parigi, Tatarella
PPE: Ferri, Jackson, Maij-Weggen

PSE: Barzanti, Collins Kenneth D., Denys, Dührkop Dührkop


V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Breyer, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf,
Hautala, Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter,
Soltwedel-Schäfer, Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(−)

ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, González Triviño, Hory,
Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Scarbonchi, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup
GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez, Jové Peres, Manisco,
Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler, Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Sornosa
Martı́nez, Vinci
I-EDN: Sandbæk

NI: Paisley

PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Banotti, Bardong,
Bébéar, Bennasar Tous, Berend, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Burenstam Linder, Burtone,
Camisón Asensio, Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Castagnetti, Cederschiöld, Chanterie,
Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban Martin,
Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer,
Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y Marfil,
Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen, Hatzidakis,
Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jarzembowski,
Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen, Lambrias,
Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott,
Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça, Mombaur, Moorhouse,
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Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack, Perry, Pex, Piha,
Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk, Quisthoudt-Rowohl,
Rack, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis, Schiedermeier, Schleicher,
Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck,
Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich, Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué,
Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva, van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin,
Wieland, von Wogau
PSE: Adam, Ahlqvist, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo,
Barton, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso, Campos, Carlotti,
Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Colom i Naval, Corbett, Correia, Cottigny, Crawley,
Cunningham, Dankert, David, De Coene, De Giovanni, Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Donnelly Alan John,
Donner, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Ettl, Evans, Falconer, Fantuzzi, Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot,
Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Graenitz, Green, Gröner, Hänsch, Hallam, Happart, Hardstaff, Harrison,
Haug, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes, Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Jensen
Kirsten, Jöns, Junker, Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Lage,
Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann, Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw, McCarthy, McGowan, McMahon, McNally,
Malone, Mann Erika, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Mendiluce Pereiro, Metten,
Miller, Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Morris, Murphy, Mutin, Myller, Napoletano, Needle, Nencini, Newens,
Newman, Oddy, Paasilinna, Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk, Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay,
Read, Rehder, Rocard, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rothley, Roubatis, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer,
Schlechter, Schmid, Schmidbauer, Simpson, Sindal, Skinner, Smith, Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda,
Tannert, Tappin, Terrón i Cusı́, Theorin, Titley, Tongue, Torres Couto, Torres Marques, Truscott, Van
Lancker, Vecchi, van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waddington, Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler,
Wemheuer, White, Whitehead, Wibe, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn, Zimmermann
UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Danesin, Daskalaki, Fitzsimons, Florio, Gallagher, Garosci,
Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Hyland, Kaklamanis, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi,
Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)
I-EDN: Berthu, Buffetaut, Nicholson, Seillier
NI: Dillen, Féret, Martinez, Vanhecke
PPE: Schierhuber
UPE: Caccavale

15. Joint resolution − UN Human Rights Commission


Paragraph 2 (first part)
(+)
ARE: Scarbonchi
ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Dybkjær, Eisma,
Fassa, Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Lindqvist, Mulder,
Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nordmann, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé,
Virrankoski, Väyrynen, Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek
GUE/NGL: Ojala, Sjöstedt
I-EDN: Blokland, Buffetaut, van Dam, Jean-Pierre, Nicholson, Sandbæk, Seillier
NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Hager, Kronberger, Lukas, Muscardini, Paisley, Parigi
PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Banotti, Bébéar,
Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bianco, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Burenstam Linder, Burtone,
Campoy Zueco, Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Castagnetti, Cederschiöld, Chanterie, Chichester, Christodoulou,
Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban Martin, Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos,
Donnelly Brendan, Ebner, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer, Filippi, Flemming, Florenz,
Fontaine, Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, von Habsburg,
Habsburg-Lothringen, Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San
Miguel, Jackson, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen,
Lambrias, Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh,
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McMillan-Scott, Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça,
Mombaur, Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack,
Peijs, Perry, Pex, Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis,
Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas,
Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich,
Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva,
van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin, Wieland, von Wogau
PSE: Adam, Ahlqvist, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo,
Barton, Barzanti, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso, Campos,
Carlotti, Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval, Corbett,
Correia, Cottigny, Crawley, Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, Denys, Dı́ez de Rivera
Icaza, Donnelly Alan John, Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Ettl, Evans,
Falconer, Fantuzzi, Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Graenitz, Green,
Gröner, Hänsch, Hallam, Happart, Hardstaff, Harrison, Haug, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes,
Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Junker, Karamanou, Katiforis,
Kindermann, Kinnock, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Lage, Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann, Lüttge, Lööw,
McCarthy, McGowan, McMahon, McNally, Malone, Mann Erika, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W.,
Medina Ortega, Mendiluce Pereiro, Metten, Miller, Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Murphy, Mutin, Myller,
Napoletano, Needle, Nencini, Newens, Newman, Oddy, Paasilinna, Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk,
Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Read, Rehder, Rocard, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rothley, Roubatis,
Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter, Schmid, Schmidbauer, Simpson, Sindal, Skinner, Smith,
Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Terrón i Cusı́, Theorin, Titley, Tongue, Torres Couto,
Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker, Vecchi, van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waddington,
Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, White, Whitehead, Wibe, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn,
Zimmermann
V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Hautala,
Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer, Tamino,
Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(−)
ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, González Triviño, Hory,
Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup
GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez, Jové Peres, Manisco,
Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Pailler, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Sornosa Martı́nez, Vinci
PPE: Camisón Asensio, Ferri
UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Danesin, Daskalaki, Fitzsimons, Florio, Gallagher,
Garosci, Giansily, Girão Pereira, Guinebertière, Hyland, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi,
Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

(O)
GUE/NGL: Papayannakis
I-EDN: de Rose
NI: Blot, Dillen, Féret, Le Rachinel, Martinez, Vanhecke
PPE: Bardong
UPE: Kaklamanis

16. Joint resolution − UN Human Rights Commission


Paragraph 2 (second part)
(+)
ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Dybkjær, Eisma,
Fassa, Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Lindqvist, Mulder,
Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Thors, Vallvé, Virrankoski, Wiebenga,
Wijsenbeek
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GUE/NGL: Ojala, Seppänen, Sjöstedt, Svensson

I-EDN: Blokland, Buffetaut, van Dam, Jean-Pierre

NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Kronberger, Muscardini, Parigi, Tatarella

PPE: Böge

PSE: White

V: Aelvoet, Bloch von Blottnitz, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf, Hautala, Holm,
Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer,
Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber

(−)

ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, González Triviño, Hory,
Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Scarbonchi, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup

ELDR: Nordmann

GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez, Jové Peres, Manisco,
Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Pailler, Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Sornosa Martı́nez, Vinci

I-EDN: Bonde, Nicholson, Sandbæk

PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Banotti, Bardong,
Bébéar, Bennasar Tous, Berend, Bianco, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Burenstam Linder, Burtone,
Carlsson, Casini Carlo, Castagnetti, Cederschiöld, Chanterie, Chichester, Christodoulou, Cornelissen,
Corrie, Cunha, Cushnahan, D’Andrea, De Esteban Martin, Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan,
Ebner, Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer, Ferri, Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine,
Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y Marfil, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka,
Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen, Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández
Mollar, Hoppenstedt, Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jackson, Jarzembowski, Kellett-Bowman,
Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann, Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen, Lambrias, Langen, Langenhagen,
Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, Lulling, McCartin, McIntosh, McMillan-Scott, Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann
Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça, Mombaur, Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn,
Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack, Peijs, Perry, Pex, Piha, Pimenta, Pirker,
Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding,
Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis, Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher,
Schnellhardt, Schröder, Schwaiger, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld, Soulier, Spencer, Stasi, Stenmarck,
Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich, Tindemans, Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué,
Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva, van Velzen W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin,
Wieland, von Wogau

PSE: Adam, Ahlqvist, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo,
Barton, Barzanti, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso, Campos,
Carlotti, Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval, Corbett,
Correia, Cottigny, Crawley, Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, De Coene, De Giovanni, Denys, Dı́ez
de Rivera Icaza, Donnelly Alan John, Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Ettl,
Evans, Falconer, Fantuzzi, Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Graenitz,
Green, Gröner, Hänsch, Hallam, Happart, Hardstaff, Harrison, Haug, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Howitt,
Hughes, Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen, Izquierdo Collado, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Junker, Karamanou, Katiforis,
Kindermann, Kinnock, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Lage, Lambraki, Lange, Lienemann, Linkohr, Lüttge,
Lööw, McCarthy, McGowan, McMahon, McNally, Malone, Mann Erika, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin
David W., Medina Ortega, Metten, Miller, Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Morris, Murphy, Mutin, Myller,
Napoletano, Needle, Nencini, Newens, Newman, Oddy, Paasilinna, Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk,
Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Read, Rehder, Rocard, Roth-Behrendt, Rothe, Rothley, Roubatis,
Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter, Schmid, Schmidbauer, Simpson, Sindal, Skinner, Smith,
Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Terrón i Cusı́, Theorin, Titley, Tongue, Torres Couto,
Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker, Vecchi, van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waddington,
Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, Whitehead, Wibe, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn, Zimmermann

UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Caccavale, Danesin, Fitzsimons, Florio, Garosci, Giansily,
Guinebertière, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi, Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou, Rosado Fernandes,
Schaffner
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(O)

I-EDN: Berthu, de Rose, Seillier

NI: Blot, Dillen, Féret, Hager, Le Rachinel, Lukas, Martinez, Paisley, Vanhecke

PSE: Mendiluce Pereiro

UPE: Daskalaki, Gallagher, Girão Pereira, Hyland, Kaklamanis, Killilea

17. Seal report A4-0015/98

Amendment 3

(+)

ARE: Barthet-Mayer, Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, González Triviño, Hory,
Lalumière, Leperre-Verrier, Macartney, Pradier, Sainjon, Vandemeulebroucke, Weber Jup

GUE/NGL: Ainardi, Carnero González, Elmalan, Ephremidis, González Álvarez, Jové Peres, Manisco,
Miranda, Mohamed Ali, Moreau, Novo, Ojala, Pailler, Papayannakis, Pettinari, Ribeiro, Seppänen,
Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Svensson, Vinci

I-EDN: Bonde, Sandbæk

PPE: Banotti, Cushnahan, Gillis

PSE: Lienemann, Malone, Smith, Wibe

UPE: d’Aboville, Aldo, Baldi, van Bladel, Danesin, Daskalaki, Fitzsimons, Florio, Gallagher, Garosci,
Giansily, Guinebertière, Hyland, Killilea, Lataillade, Martin Philippe, Parodi, Pasty, Poisson, Pompidou,
Rosado Fernandes, Schaffner

V: Aelvoet, Ahern, Bloch von Blottnitz, Breyer, Cohn-Bendit, van Dijk, Gahrton, Graefe zu Baringdorf,
Hautala, Holm, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye, Lindholm, Müller, Orlando, Roth, Schroedter,
Soltwedel-Schäfer, Tamino, Telkämper, Ullmann, Voggenhuber, Wolf

(−)

ELDR: André-Léonard, Anttila, Bertens, Boogerd-Quaak, Brinkhorst, Cars, de Vries, Dybkjær, Eisma,
Fassa, Frischenschlager, Gasòliba i Böhm, Haarder, Kestelijn-Sierens, Larive, Mulder,
Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Nordmann, Plooij-van Gorsel, Ryynänen, Spaak, Teverson, Thors, Vallvé,
Virrankoski, Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek

I-EDN: Berthu, Blokland, van Dam, Nicholson, de Rose, Seillier

NI: Amadeo, Angelilli, Cellai, Hager, Lukas, Muscardini, Paisley, Parigi, Tatarella

PPE: Anastassopoulos, Añoveros Trias de Bes, Areitio Toledo, Argyros, Arias Cañete, Bébéar, Bennasar
Tous, Berend, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Burenstam Linder, Burtone, Camisón Asensio,
Campoy Zueco, Casini Carlo, Cassidy, Castagnetti, Cederschiöld, Chanterie, Chichester, Christodoulou,
Cornelissen, Corrie, Cunha, De Esteban Martin, Deprez, Dimitrakopoulos, Donnelly Brendan, Ebner,
Elles, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer, Ferri, Filippi, Flemming, Florenz, Fontaine, Fourçans,
Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Garcı́a-Margallo y Marfil, Glase, Goepel, Gomolka, Grossetête, Günther, von
Habsburg, Habsburg-Lothringen, Hatzidakis, Heinisch, Herman, Hernández Mollar, Hoppenstedt,
Ilaskivi, Imaz San Miguel, Jackson, Jarzembowski, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert, Kittelmann,
Klaß, Koch, Konrad, Kristoffersen, Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Liese, Lucas Pires, McCartin, McIntosh,
McMillan-Scott, Maij-Weggen, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer, Méndez de Vigo, Mendonça,
Mombaur, Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Mouskouri, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Oostlander, Otila, Pack,
Peijs, Perry, Pex, Piha, Pimenta, Pirker, Plumb, Poettering, Poggiolini, Pomés Ruiz, Porto, Posselt, Pronk,
Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rack, Reding, Redondo Jiménez, Rinsche, Robles Piquer, Rübig, Sarlis,
Schiedermeier, Schierhuber, Schleicher, Schnellhardt, Schröder, Secchi, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld,
Soulier, Stasi, Stenmarck, Stevens, Stewart-Clark, Sturdy, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich, Tindemans,
Trakatellis, Valdivielso de Cué, Valverde López, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Vaz Da Silva, van Velzen
W.G., Verwaerde, Viola, Virgin, Wieland, von Wogau
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PSE: Adam, Ahlqvist, d’Ancona, Andersson Jan, Aparicio Sánchez, Apolinário, Balfe, Barón Crespo,
Barton, Barzanti, Berès, Berger, Billingham, Blak, Bontempi, Botz, Bowe, Bösch, Cabezón Alonso,
Campos, Carlotti, Castricum, Caudron, Colajanni, Colino Salamanca, Collins Kenneth D., Colom i Naval,
Corbett, Correia, Cottigny, Crawley, Cunningham, Dankert, Darras, David, Denys, Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza,
Donnelly Alan John, Donner, Dührkop Dührkop, Duhamel, Dury, Elchlepp, Elliott, Ettl, Evans, Fantuzzi,
Fayot, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Garot, Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Görlach, Graenitz, Green, Gröner, Hänsch,
Hallam, Happart, Hardstaff, Harrison, Haug, Hawlicek, Hoff, Howitt, Hughes, Hulthén, Imbeni, Iversen,
Izquierdo Collado, Jensen Kirsten, Jöns, Junker, Karamanou, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kinnock, Kokkola,
Krehl, Kuhn, Lage, Lambraki, Lange, Linkohr, Lüttge, Lööw, McCarthy, McGowan, McMahon, McNally,
Mann Erika, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Mendiluce Pereiro, Metten, Miller,
Miranda de Lage, Moniz, Murphy, Mutin, Myller, Napoletano, Needle, Nencini, Newens, Newman, Oddy,
Paasilinna, Paasio, Pérez Royo, Peter, Piecyk, Pollack, Pons Grau, van Putten, Rapkay, Read, Rehder,
Rothe, Rothley, Roubatis, Samland, Sanz Fernández, Schäfer, Schlechter, Schmid, Schmidbauer,
Simpson, Sindal, Skinner, Spiers, Stockmann, Swoboda, Tannert, Tappin, Theorin, Titley, Tongue, Torres
Couto, Torres Marques, Truscott, Van Lancker, Vecchi, van Velzen Wim, Verde i Aldea, Waddington,
Waidelich, Walter, Watts, Weiler, Wemheuer, White, Whitehead, Wiersma, Wilson, Wynn, Zimmermann

(O)

ELDR: Lindqvist

I-EDN: Jean-Pierre

NI: Blot, Dillen, Féret, Martinez, Vanhecke

UPE: Caccavale

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Preamble (second indent)

(+)

ARE: Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Dell’Alba, Dupuis, Hory, Macartney, Pradier

ELDR: Anttila, Cars, Fassa, Larive, Lindqvist, Nordmann, Thors, Vallvé, Virrankoski, Wiebenga,
Wijsenbeek

GUE/NGL: Carnero González, Ephremidis, González Álvarez, Gutiérrez Dı́az, Jové Peres, Manisco,
Mohamed Ali, Pailler, Papayannakis, Pettinari, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Vinci

I-EDN: Blokland, van Dam, Sandbæk

NI: Hager, Lukas

PSE: Ahlqvist, d’Ancona, Apolinário, Barton, Berger, Bontempi, Botz, Bösch, Colajanni, Collins
Kenneth D., De Coene, Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Elliott, Ettl, Falconer, Ford, Garcı́a Arias, Gebhardt,
Ghilardotti, Graenitz, Green, Hänsch, Hallam, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Imbeni, Izquierdo Collado,
Jöns, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Linkohr, McGowan, McNally, Malone, Mann Erika,
Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Miller, Miranda de Lage, Morris, Myller,
Napoletano, Needle, Newens, Oddy, Paasio, Peter, Pollack, Pons Grau, Rapkay, Rehder, Rothe, Schäfer,
Schlechter, Schmidbauer, Skinner, Smith, Swoboda, Tannert, Theorin, Titley, Tongue, Truscott, Vecchi,
Walter, Weiler, Wibe, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn

V: Aelvoet, Breyer, van Dijk, Holm, Kerr, Lannoye, Lindholm, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer, Tamino,
Ullmann

(−)

ELDR: Bertens

I-EDN: Nicholson

NI: Amadeo, Paisley


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PPE: Anastassopoulos, Banotti, Bennasar Tous, Böge, de Brémond d’Ars, Burtone, Camisón Asensio,
Casini Carlo, Cassidy, Cushnahan, Deprez, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Ferrer, Filippi, Fontaine,
Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg,
Habsburg-Lothringen, Heinisch, Herman, Imaz San Miguel, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert,
Klaß, Konrad, Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Lulling, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens, Mayer,
Mombaur, Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Pex, Piha, Poggiolini, Porto, Posselt,
Provan, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rübig, Schiedermeier, Schröder, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld, Stenmarck,
Stevens, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich, Tindemans, Trakatellis, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, van Velzen W.G.,
Wieland, von Wogau
UPE: Daskalaki, Girão Pereira, Hyland, Pasty

(O)
I-EDN: Berthu
NI: Blot, Dillen, Féret
PPE: Chichester, Corrie, Donnelly Brendan

19. Joint resolution − Chile


Whole
(+)
ARE: Castagnède, Dary, De Lassus, Hory, Macartney, Pradier
ELDR: Anttila, Bertens, Cars, Fassa, Gasòliba i Böhm, Larive, Lindqvist, Nordmann, Thors, Vallvé,
Wiebenga, Wijsenbeek
GUE/NGL: Carnero González, Ephremidis, González Álvarez, Gutiérrez Dı́az, Jové Peres, Mohamed Ali,
Pailler, Papayannakis, Pettinari, Sjöstedt, Sornosa Martı́nez, Vinci
I-EDN: Blokland, van Dam, Sandbæk
PPE: Ferrer, Trakatellis
PSE: Adam, Ahlqvist, d’Ancona, Apolinário, Barton, Berger, Bontempi, Botz, Bösch, Colajanni, Collins
Kenneth D., De Coene, Desama, Dı́ez de Rivera Icaza, Elliott, Ettl, Falconer, Ford, Garcı́a Arias,
Gebhardt, Ghilardotti, Graenitz, Green, Hänsch, Hallam, Hardstaff, Hawlicek, Hendrick, Hoff, Imbeni,
Izquierdo Collado, Jöns, Katiforis, Kindermann, Kokkola, Krehl, Kuhn, Linkohr, McGowan, McMahon,
McNally, Malone, Mann Erika, Marinho, Marinucci, Martin David W., Medina Ortega, Miller, Miranda de
Lage, Morris, Myller, Napoletano, Needle, Newens, Oddy, Paasio, Peter, Pollack, Pons Grau, Rapkay,
Rehder, Rothe, Schäfer, Schlechter, Schmidbauer, Skinner, Smith, Swoboda, Tannert, Theorin, Titley,
Tongue, Torres Marques, Truscott, Vecchi, Walter, Weiler, Wemheuer, Wibe, Willockx, Wilson, Wynn
V: Aelvoet, Breyer, van Dijk, Hautala, Holm, Kerr, Lannoye, Lindholm, Schroedter, Soltwedel-Schäfer,
Tamino, Ullmann

(−)
ELDR: Virrankoski
NI: Amadeo, Hager, Lukas
PPE: Anastassopoulos, Banotti, Bennasar Tous, Böge, Bourlanges, de Brémond d’Ars, Camisón Asensio,
Casini Carlo, Corrie, Cushnahan, Deprez, Estevan Bolea, Fabra Vallés, Ferber, Filippi, Fontaine,
Fourçans, Fraga Estevez, Friedrich, Gillis, Glase, Goepel, Grossetête, Günther, von Habsburg,
Habsburg-Lothringen, Heinisch, Herman, Imaz San Miguel, Kellett-Bowman, Keppelhoff-Wiechert,
Kittelmann, Klaß, Konrad, Langen, Langenhagen, Lenz, Lulling, Malangré, Mann Thomas, Martens,
Mayer, Mombaur, Moorhouse, Mosiek-Urbahn, Nassauer, Oomen-Ruijten, Pex, Piha, Poggiolini, Porto,
Posselt, Provan, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Rübig, Schiedermeier, Schröder, Sisó Cruellas, Sonneveld,
Stenmarck, Stevens, Theato, Thyssen, Tillich, Tindemans, Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, van Velzen W.G.,
Wieland, von Wogau
UPE: Gallagher, Girão Pereira, Hyland, Pasty
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(O)
ARE: Dell’Alba, Dupuis
GUE/NGL: Manisco
I-EDN: Berthu, Nicholson
NI: Blot, Dillen, Féret, Paisley
PPE: Burtone, Donnelly Brendan
UPE: Daskalaki