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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

1998/99 SESSION

Sittings of 14 to 18 September 1998


PALAIS DE L’EUROPE − STRASBOURG

MINUTES OF THE SITTING OF MONDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 1998


(98/C 313/01)

Proceedings of the sitting

IN THE CHAIR: Mr GIL-ROBLES GIL-DELGADO 4. Verification of credentials


President
On a proposal from the Committee on the Rules of Procedure,
the Verification of Credentials and Immunities, Parliament
(The sitting opened at 17.05) ratified the appointment of Mr Mendes Bota as Member of
Parliament.

1. Resumption of session
5. Request for the waiver of Mr Féret’s immun-
The session, adjourned on 17 July 1998, was resumed. ity
The President announced that he had received from the Belgian
authorities a request for the waiver of Mr Féret’s parliamentary
2. In Memoriam immunity.
On behalf of Parliament, the President paid tribute to the In accordance with Rule 6, the request had been referred to the
memory of Mr Macartney, who had died on 25 August 1998. appropriate committee: the Committee on the Rules of Pro-
cedure, the Verification of Credentials and Immunities.
Parliament observed a minute’s silence.

3. Approval of Minutes 6. Membership of Parliament

Mr Caudron had informed the Chair that he had been present at The President announced that Mr De Vries had been appointed
the sitting of 17 July 1998 but that his name was not on the to the Dutch Government with effect from 3 August 1998.
attendance register.
On behalf of Parliament, he congratulated him on his appoint-
Mr Iversen had informed the Chair that he had intended to vote ment.
against, not for, amendment 17 in the vote on the Olsson report
(A4-0200/98 − Minutes of 15.7.1998, Part I, Item 16). He added that the Dutch authorities had informed him that
Mr De Vries would be replaced by Mr Goedbloed with effect
The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved. from 1 September 1998.
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He also announced that the Dutch authorities had informed him 9. Documents received
that Mr Lagendijk had been appointed Member of Parliament,
to replace Mrs Van Dijk with effect from 1 September 1998.
The President had received the following texts:
He welcomed the new Members and drew attention to the
provisions of Rule 7(4).

Finally, the President announced that Mr Capucho had (a) from the Council:
informed him in writing of his resignation as Member of
Parliament with effect from 15 September 1998.
(aa) requests for opinions on:
In accordance with Rule 8 and Article 12(2), second subpara-
graph of the Act concerning the election of representatives to − Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) amending Council
the European Parliament, Parliament established that there was Regulation (EEC) No 3577/92 applying the principle of
a vacancy; the Member State would be informed accordingly. freedom to provide services to maritime transport within
Member States (maritime cabotage) (COM(98)0251 − C4-
0423/98 − 98/0158(SYN))

referred to
7. Membership of committees and delegations responsible: TRAN
opinion: ESOC
The President had announced that he had received from the
ARE, UPE, V and GUE/NGL Groups and the non-attached legal basis: Art. 84(2) EC
Members the following requests for appointments:
− Transport Committee: Mr Lagendijk − European Central Bank: Council Regulation (EC) con-
− Environment Committee: Mr Pinel, to replace Mrs Stirbois cerning the collection of statistical information by the Euro-
− Civil Liberties Committee: Mrs Stirbois, to replace Mr Pi- pean Central Bank (BCE0001/98 − C4-0450/98 − 98/
nel 0807(CNS))
− Fisheries Committee: Mrs Ewing
− Women’s Rights Committee: Mr Kerr referred to
− ACP/EU Joint Assembly: responsible: ECON
Mr Hory
Mr Rocard, to replace Mrs Darras legal basis: Art. 106(6) EC
− Delegation to the EU/Russia parliamentary cooperation
committee: Mr Lagendijk
− European Central Bank: Council Regulation (EC) con-
− Delegation for Relations with the United States:
cerning the application of minimum reserves by the European
Mr Coates, to replace Mr Manisco
Central Bank (BCE0002/98 − C4-0451/98 − 98/0808(CNS))
− Delegation for Relations with South Africa: Mr Mezzaro-
ma, to replace Mr Gerard Collins. referred to
responsible: ECON
If there were no objections to these appointments when the
Minutes were approved at the opening of the next sitting, they legal basis: Art. 106(6) EC
would be deemed adopted.
− European Central Bank: Council Regulation (EC) con-
cerning the powers of the European Central Bank to impose
sanctions (BCE0003/98 − C4-0452/98 − 98/0809(CNS))
8. Referral to committees
referred to
responsible: ECON
The following committees had been asked for opinions:
legal basis: Art. 106(6) EC
− ENVI, BUDG and CIVI, on amendments to Parliament’s
Rules of Procedure to bring them in line with the Treaty of
Amsterdam (responsible: RULE; already asked for opinions: − Proposal for Council Regulation on the conclusion of a
INST, PETI and FASE); Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial
contribution provided for in the agreement between the
European Community and the Republic of Madagascar on
− ESOC, on the Commission communication to the Council,
fishing off the coast of Madagascar for the period from 21 May
the European Parliament and the Economic and Social Com-
1998 to 20 May 2001 (COM(98)0390 − C4-0456/98 −
mittee: the new transatlantic marketplace (COM(98)0125 −
98/0217(CNS))
C4-0271/98) (responsible: RELA; already asked for opinions:
ECON, ENVI, CULT, LEGA and FASE); referred to
responsible: FISH
− CONT, on criminal procedure in the framework of the opinion: BUDG, DEVE
European Union (corpus juris) (authorised to draw up a report:
CIVI). legal basis: Art. 43, 228(2) and (3), 1st subparagraph EC
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− Proposal for Council Regulation on the conclusion of the − Proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Direc-
agreement between the European Community and the Gabon- tive 92/106/EEC on the establishment of common rules for
ese Republic on fishing off the coast of Gabon (COM(98)0376 certain types of combined transport of goods between Member
− C4-0458/98 − 98/0212(CNS)) States (COM(98)0414 − C4-0485/98 − 98/0226(SYN))

referred to referred to
responsible: FISH responsible: TRAN
opinion: BUDG, DEVE opinion: ECON, ENVI
legal basis: Art. 228(2) and (3) EC legal basis: Art. 75, 84(2) EC

− Proposal for Council Directive amending Directive 77/


388/EEC as regards the rules governing the right to deduct − Proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Direc-
Value Added Tax (COM(98)0377 − C4-0474/98 − 98/ tive 96/53/EC, laying down for certain road vehicles circulat-
0209(CNS)) ing within the Community the maximum authorised dimen-
sions in national and international traffic and the maximum
referred to authorised weights in international traffic (COM(98)0414 −
responsible: ECON C4-0486/98 − 98/0227(SYN))

legal basis: Art. 99 EC referred to


responsible: TRAN
opinion: ECON, ENVI
− Proposal for Council Regulation amending Regulation
(EC) No 858/94 introducing a system for the statistical legal basis: Art. 75, 84(2) EC
monitoring of trade in bluefin tuna (thunnus thynnus) within
the Community (COM(98)0400 − C4-0476/98 − 98/
0221(CNS))
− Proposal for a Council Decision adopting a multiannual
referred to programme of studies, analyses, forecasts and other related
responsible: FISH work in the energy sector (1998-2002) (ETAP programme)
opinion: ECON (COM(98)0423 − C4-0487/98 − 98/0233(CNS))

legal basis: Art. 43 EC referred to


responsible: RTDE
opinion: BUDG, ENVI
− Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) amending Regu-
lation (EEC) No 357/79 on statistical surveys of areas under legal basis: Art. 235 EC
vines (COM(98)0420 − C4-0477/98 − 98/0232(CNS))

referred to
responsible: AGRI − Proposal for a Council Decision adopting a multiannual
programme (1998-2002) of actions in the nuclear sector,
legal basis: Art. 43 EC relating to the safe transport of radioactive materials and to
safeguards and industrial cooperation to promote certain
aspects of the safety of nuclear installations in countries
− Proposal for Council Regulation amending Regulation currently participating in the TACIS Programme (SURE
(EEC, Euratom, ECSC) No 259/68 laying down the Staff Programme) (COM(98)0423 − C4-0488/98 − 98/0234(CNS))
Regulations of Officials of the European Communities and the
Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the Commu- referred to
nities (COM(98)0421 − C4-0478/98 − 98/0235(CNS)) responsible: RTDE
opinion: BUDG, ENVI
referred to
responsible: LEGA legal basis: Art. 203 EC
opinion: BUDG

legal basis: Art. 24 EC


− Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion
on behalf of the European Community, as regards matters
− Proposal for a Council Directive on port reception facili- within its competence, of the results of the World Trade
ties for ship-generated waste and cargo residues Organisation negotiations on financial services (COM(98)0440
(COM(98)0452 − C4-0484/98 − 98/0249(SYN)) − C4-0489/98 − 98/0239(CNS))

referred to referred to
responsible: ENVI responsible: RELA
opinion: BUDG, TRAN opinion: LEGA

legal basis: Art. 84(2) EC legal basis: Art. 228(3), 1st subparagraph EC
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− Council Act drawing up, on the basis of Article K.3 of the − Proposal for a Council Regulation amending Council
Treaty on European Union, the Protocol on the definition of Regulation (EC) No 355/94 of 14 February 1994 and extending
money laundering in the Convention and the inclusion of the the temporary derogation applicable to Germany and Austria
registration number of the means of transport in the Conven- (COM(98)0473 − C4-0516/98 − 98/0251(CNS))
tion (10546/98 − C4-0490/98 − 98/0912(CNS))
referred to
referred to responsible: ECON
responsible: CIVI legal basis: Art. 28 EC
opinion: ECON

legal basis: Art. K.3(2) EU


(ab) opinions on proposals for transfers of appropriations:

− Draft Council Resolution on guidelines and measures for − Opinion of the Council on transfer of appropriations
the prevention of organised crime with reference to the No 16/98 between Chapters in Section III − Commission −
establishment of a comprehensive strategy for combating it Part B − of the General Budget for the European Union for the
(9986/98 − C4-0494/98 − 98/0913(CNS)) financial year 1998 (C4-0460/98)
referred to
referred to responsible: BUDG
responsible: CIVI
− Opinion of the Council on transfer of appropriations
− Proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on the common No 17/98 between Chapters in Section III − Commission −
organisation of the market in wine (COM(98)0370 − C4- Part B − of the General Budget for the European Union for the
0497/98 − 98/0126(CNS)) financial year 1998 (C4-0461/98)
referred to
referred to responsible: BUDG
responsible: AGRI opinion: CONT

legal basis: Art. 42, 43 EC − Opinion of the Council on transfer of appropriations


No 18/98 between Chapters in Section III − Commission −
Part A − of the General Budget for the European Union for the
− Proposal for a Council Decision on a medium-term financial year 1998 (C4-0462/98)
Community action programme on measures providing a Com-
munity-wide support to Member States action relating to referred to
violence against children, young persons and women (Daphne responsible: CONT
programme) (2000-2004) (COM(98)0335 − C4-0502/98 −
98/0192(CNS)) − Opinion of the Council on transfer of appropriations
No 14/98 between Chapters in Section III − Commission −
referred to Part B − of the General Budget for the European Union for the
responsible: WOME financial year 1998 (C4-0479/98)
opinion: CIVI
referred to
legal basis: Art. 235 EC responsible: BUDG

− Opinion of the Council on transfer of appropriations


− Proposal for a joint action concerning solidarity in the No 23/98 between Chapters in Section V − Court of Auditors
admission and residence of beneficiaries of the temporary − of the General Budget for the European Union for the
protection of displaced persons (COM(98)0372 − C4-0506/98 financial year 1998 (C4-0480/98)
− 98/0222(CNS))
referred to
responsible: CONT
referred to
responsible: CIVI
opinion: FASE, LEGA − Opinion of the Council on transfer of appropriations
No 20/98 between Chapters in Section III − Commission −
legal basis: Art. K.3(2)(b) EU Part B − of the General Budget for the European Union for the
financial year 1998 (C4-0481/98)
referred to
− Proposal for a Council Directive amending Council Direc- responsible: BUDG
tive 94/4/EC of 14 February 1994 and extending the temporary
derogation applicable to Germany and Austria (COM(98)0473 − Opinion of the Council on transfer of appropriations
− C4-0515/98 − 98/0250(CNS)) No 21/98 between Chapters in Section III − Commission −
Part B − of the General Budget for the European Union for the
referred to financial year 1998 (C4-0482/98)
responsible: ECON
referred to
legal basis: Art. 99 EC responsible: BUDG
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(ac) the following text: − Amended proposal concerning a European Parliament and
Council Directive amending Council Directive 95/69/EC lay-
− Draft interinstitutional agreement on legal bases and ing down the conditions and arrangements for approving and
implementation of the budget (3832/1/98 − C4-0509/98) registering certain establishments and intermediaries operating
in the animal feed sector (COM(98)0485 − C4-0469/98 −
referred to 97/0213(COD))
responsible: BUDG
referred to
responsible: AGRI
opinion: ENVI
(b) from the Commission:
legal basis: Art. 100a (EC)
(ba) proposals and/or communications:
− Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Regula-
− Communication from the Commission to the European tion (EC) on orphan medicinal products (COM(98)0450 −
Parliament, the Council, the European Central Bank and the C4-0470/98 − 98/0240(COD))
Economic and Social Committee: A framework for action on
combating fraud and counterfeiting of non-cash means of referred to
payment (COM(98)0395 − C4-0455/98) responsible: ENVI

referred to legal basis: Art. 100a (EC)


responsible: CIVI
opinion: ECON
− Amended proposal concerning a European Parliament and
Council Decision on the coordinated introduction of mobile
− Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive and wireless communications (UMTS) in the Community
amending Directive 79/373/EEC on the marketing of com- (COM(98)0496 − C4-0471/98 − 98/0051(COD))
pound feedingstuffs and Directive 96/25/EC on the circulation
of feed materials (COM(98)0435 − C4-0459/98 − 98/ referred to
0238(COD)) responsible: ECON
referred to opinion: BUDG, RTDE
responsible: AGRI
legal basis: Art. 57, 66, 100a EC
opinion: ENVI
legal basis: Art. 100a EC
− Amended proposal concerning a European Parliament and
Council Directive amending Council Directive 93/74/EEC on
− Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive feedingstuffs intended for particular nutritional purposes and
amending Directive 85/611/EEC on the coordination of laws, amending Directives 74/63/EEC, 79/373/EEC and 82/471/EEC
regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertak- (COM(98)0484 − C4-0472/98 − 97/0208(COD))
ings for collective investment in transferable securities
(UCITS) (COM(98)0449 − C4-0464/98 − 98/0243(COD)) referred to
responsible: AGRI
referred to opinion: ENVI
responsible: LEGA
opinion: ECON legal basis: Art. 100a EC
legal basis: Art. 57(2) EC
− Communication from the Commission to the Council, the
− Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee an
amending Directive 85/611/EEC on the coordination of laws, the Committee of the Regions: ‘Reinforcing cohesion and
regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertak- competitiveness through research, technological development
ings for collective investment in transferable securities and innovation’ (COM(98)0275 − C4-0491/98)
(UCITS) with a view to regulating management companies and
simplified prospectuses (COM(98)0451 − C4-0465/98 − 98/ referred to
0242(COD)) responsible: REGI
opinion: RTDE
referred to
responsible: LEGA
opinion: ECON − Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision
establishing the second phase of the Community programme in
legal basis: Art. 57(2) EC the field of education ‘Socrates’ (COM(98)0329 − C4-0510/98
− 98/0195(COD))
− Communication from the Commission to the Council and
the European Parliament: Climate change − Towards an EU referred to
Post-Kyoto Strategy (COM(98)0353 − C4-0468/98) responsible: CULT
opinion: BUDG, ESOC
referred to
responsible: ENVI legal basis: Art. 126, 127 EC
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− Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Decision − European Commission: Risk Capital: A Key to Job
establishing the Community action programme for youth Creation in the European Union − April 1998 (SEC(98)0552 −
(COM(98)0331 − C4-0511/98 − 98/0197(COD)) C4-0496/98)
referred to referred to
responsible: CULT responsible: ECON
opinion: BUDG, ESOC opinion: ESOC
legal basis: Art. 126 EC
(c) from the Court of Auditors:
− Communication from the Commission: Adapting and
promoting the social dialogue at Community level − Special Report 5/98 on reconstruction in former Yugosla-
(COM(98)0322 − C4-0513/98) via (period 1996-1997) with the Commission’s replies
(RCC0005/98 − C4-0349/98)
referred to
responsible: ESOC referred to
responsible: CONT
opinion: ECON, INST, BUDG opinion: FASE

− Special Report 7/98 in respect of the European Commun-


(bb) proposals for transfers of appropriations: ity Development Aid Programme regarding South Africa
(1986-1996) accompanied by the replies of the Commission
(RCC0007/98 − C4-0369/98)
− Proposal for the transfer of appropriations No 19/98
between Chapters in Section III − Commission − Part B − of referred to
the General Budget for the European Union for the financial responsible: CONT
year 1998 (SEC(98)1363 − C4-0473/98) opinion: DEVE
referred to − Special report No 8/98 on the Commission’s services
responsible: CONT specifically involved in the fight against fraud, notably the
opinion: BUDG ‘unité de coordination de la lutte anti-fraude’ (UCLAF)
together with the Commission’s replies (RCC0008/98 −
C4-0483/98)
(bc) other texts: referred to
responsible: CONT
− Opinion of the Commission on the European Parliament’s opinion: CIVI
amendments to the Council’s Common Position concerning
the proposal for European Parliament and Council Directive − Special Report 6/98 concerning the Court’s assessment of
amending Directive 97/33/EC with regard to operator number the system of resources basead on VAT and GNP together with
portability and carrier preselection (COM(98)0432 − C4- the Commission’s replies (RCC0006/98 − C4-0504/98)
0463/98 − 97/0250(COD))
referred to
referred to responsible: CONT
responsible: ECON opinion: ECON
opinion: LEGA
legal basis: Art. 100a EC (d) from committees:

− Report from the Commission on the overall impact of the (da) reports:
measures provided for in Council Regulation (EC) No 844/94
of 12 April 1994 extending until 28 April 1999 the ‘Old for − Report on the role of libraries in the modern world −
New’ arrangements in the context of the measures to promote Committee on Culture, Youth, Education and the Media
structural improvements in inland waterway transport intro-
Rapporteur: Mrs Ryynänen
duced under Council Regulation (EEC) No 1101/89 of 27 April
(A4-0248/98)
1989 (COM(97)0555 − C4-0466/98)
referred to − Report on the Commission reports on developments in
responsible: TRAN relations with Turkey since the entry into force of the Customs
opinion: ECON Union (COM(96)0491 − C4-0605/96 and COM(98)0147 −
C4-0217/98) − Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and
− Communication from the Commission to the Council and Defence Policy
the European Parliament: Report on the implementation of the Rapporteur: Mr McMillan-Scott
‘Statement of conclusions from the intermediate ministerial (A4-0251/98)
meeting on the integration of fisheries and environmental
issues 13-14 March 1997 in Bergen’ (COM(98)0326 − C4- − Report on the fifth annual rapport of the European
0495/98) Observatory for SMEs (1997) (C4-0115/98) − Committee on
Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy
referred to
responsible: FISH Rapporteur: Mr Scarbonchi
opinion: ENVI (A4-0255/98)
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− Report on the role of cooperatives in the growth of − * Report on the proposal for a Council Regulation on the
women’s employment − Committee on Women’s Rights conclusion of the agreement between the European Commun-
ity and the Gabonese Republic on fishing off the coast of
Rapporteur: Mrs Colombo Svevo Gabon (COM(98)0376 − C4-0458/98 − 98/0212(CNS)) −
(A4-0270/98) Committee on Fisheries
Rapporteur: Mr Girão Pereira
− Report on the particular impact of unemployment on (A4-0283/98)
women − Committee on Women’s Rights
− Report on the Commission reports on the implementation
Rapporteur: Mrs Marinucci of Council Directive 91/676/EEC concerning the protection of
(A4-0272/98) waters against pollution cause by nitrates from agricultural
sources and on measures taken pursuant to Council Directive
91/676/EEC concerning the protection of waters against pollu-
− Report on the situation of single mothers and single-parent tion caused by nitrates from agricultural sources
families − Committee on Women’s Rights (COM(97)0473 − C4-0040/98) − Committee on the Environ-
ment, Public Health and Consumer Protection
Rapporteur: Mrs Garcı́a Arias
(A4-0273/98) Rapporteur: Mrs McKenna
(A4-0284/98)

− Report on the communication from the Commission to the


Council and to the European Parliament on fisheries moni- − Report on the communication from the Commission to the
toring under the Common Fisheries Policy (COM(98)0092 − Council and the European Parliament on a Union policy
C4-0134/98) − Committee on Fisheries against corruption (COM(97)0192 − C4-0273/97) − Commit-
tee on Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs
Rapporteur: Mr Provan
Rapporteur: Mr Bontempi
(A4-0277/98)
(A4-0285/98)

− **I Report on the proposal for a Council Directive on the − * Report on the proposal for a Council Decision on the
registration and use within the Community of certain types of conclusion by the European Community of the interim agree-
civil subsonic jet aeroplanes which have been modified and ment between the European Community, the European Coal
recertified as meeting the standards of Volume I, Part II, and Steel Community and the European Atomic Energy
Chapter 3 of Annex 16 to the Convention on International Civil Community, of the one part, and the Republic of Azerbaijan, of
Aviation, third edition (July 1993) (COM(98)0098 − C4- the other part, on trade and trade-related matters (5467/97 −
0212/98 − 98/0070(SYN)) − Committee on the Environment, C4-0315/98 − 96/0299(CNS)) − Committee on External
Public Health and Consumer Protection Economic Relations

Rapporteur: Mr Valverde López Rapporteur: Mr Schwaiger


(A4-0279/98) (A4-0287/98)

− Report on the addition of a new paragraph 3 concerning


− Report on quality policy for agricultural products and
forme Members to rule 9 of Parliament’s Rule of Procedure −
agri-foodstuffs − Committee on Agriculture and Rural Devel-
Committee on the Rules of Procedure, the Verification of
opment
Credentials and Immunities
Rapporteur: Mr Mulder Rapporteur: Mr Ford
(A4-0280/98) (A4-0288/98)

− Report on endocrine-disrupting chemicals − Committee − * Report on the draft Council Decision amending Council
on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection Decision 88/591/ECSC, EEC, Euratom establishing the Court
of First Instance of the European Communities to enable it to
Rapporteur: Mrs K. Jensen give decisions in cases when constituted by a single Judge
(A4-0281/98) (6290/97 − C4-0218/97 − 97/0908(CNS)) − Committee on
Legal Affairs and Citizens’ Rights

− * Report on the proposal for a Council Regulation on the Rapporteur: Mr D. Martin


conclusion of a Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities (A4-0290/98)
and financial contribution provided for in the agreement
between the European Community and the Republic of − Report on the modification of the procedures for the
Madagascar on fishing off Madagascar for the period from exercise of implementing powers conferred on the Commis-
21 May 1998 to 20 May 2001 (COM(98)0390 − C4-0456/98 − sion − ‘commitology’ (Council Decision of 13 July 1987)
98/0217(CNS)) − Committee on Fisheries (Amsterdam) − Committee on Institutional Affairs
Rapporteur: Mr Gallagher Rapporteur: Mrs Aglietta
(A4-0282/98) (A4-0292/98)
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− * Report on the proposal for a Council Decision concern- − * Report on the proposals for Council Decisions concern-
ing the conclusion of a bilateral agreement between the ing the Community position within the Association Council on
Community and the Republic of Cyprus on the Republic of the participation of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia,
Cyprus’ participation in a Community programme within the Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and the Slovak Republic
framework of Community audiovisual policy (COM(98)0242 in the Community programmes in the field of culture
− C4-0428/98 − 98/0138(CNS)) − Committee on Culture, (COM(98)0239 − C4-0319/98 to C4-0326/98 − 98/0145(CNS)
Youth, Education and the Media to 98/0152(CNS)) − Committee on Culture, Youth, Education
and the Media
Rapporteur: Mr Monfils
(A4-0293/98) Rapporteur: Mrs Leperre-Verrier
(A4-0301/98)

− Report on the 1997 annual report of the European − * Report on the proposal for a Council Regulation
Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction on the state amending Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 as regards its exten-
of the drugs problem in the European Union (C4-0552/97) − sion to nationals of third countries (COM(97)0561 − C4-
Committee on Civil Liberties and Internal Affairs 0012/98 − 97/0320(CNS)) − Committee on Employment and
Social Affairs
Rapporteur: Mrs Schaffner
Rapporteur: Ms Oddy
(A4-0294/98)
(A4-0302/98)

− Report on the draft Interinstitutional Agreement between − ***I Report on a proposal for a European Parliament and
the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on Council Directive combating late payment in commercial
legal bases and the implementation of the budget − Committee transactions (COM(98)0126 − C4-0251/98 − 98/0099(COD))
on Budgets − Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Indus-
trial Policy (Hughes procedure)
Rapporteur: Mr Christodoulou Rapporteur: Mr Harrison
(A4-0296/98) (A4-0303/98)

− Report on the twenty-fifth financial report concerning the − Report on the communication from the Commission on the
European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund − impact of the change over to the euro on Community policies,
EAGGF − Guarantee Section − 1996 Financial Year institutions and legislation (COM(97)0560 − C4-0591/97) −
(COM(97)0589 − C4-0112/98) − Committee on Agriculture Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial
and Rural Development Policy

Rapporteur: Mr Langen
Rapporteur: Mr Rehder (A4-0304/98)
(A4-0298/98)

− Report on the Annual Report of the Europol Drugs Unit


− * Report on the proposal for a Council Directive on a (1996) (C4-682/97 − C4-0682/97) − Committee on Civil
common system of taxation applicable to interest and royalty Liberties and Internal Affairs
payments made between associated companies of different
Member States (COM(98)0067 − C4-0195/98 − 98/ Rapporteur: Mr Schulz
0087(CNS)) − Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs (A4-0305/98)
and Industrial Policy (Hughes procedure)
− * Report on a proposal for a Council Decision concerning
Rapporteur: Mr Secchi the Community position within the Association Council on the
(A4-0299/98) participation of Latvia in a Community programme in the field
of culture (COM(98)0358 − C4-0403/98 − 98/0203(CNS)) −
Committee on Culture, Youth, Education and the Media
− **I I. Supplementary report on a proposal for a Council
Rapporteur: Mrs Leperre-Verrier
Regulation (EC) amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1734/
(A4-0306/98)
94 of 11 July 1994 on financial and technical cooperation with
the Occupied Territories (COM(97)0552 − C4-0048/98 −
97/0316(SYN) and II. Report on a proposal for a Council − * Report on a proposal for a Council Regulation (EC,
Regulation (EC) amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1734/ ECSC, Euratom) amending the Financial Regulation of 21 De-
94 of 11 July 1994 on financial and technical cooperation with cember 1977 applicable to the general budget of the European
the Occupied Territories (COM(98)0392 − C4-0432/98 − Communities (COM(98)0206 − C4-0290/98 − 98/0130(CNS))
98/0220(SYN)) − Committee on Budgets − Committee on Budgets

Rapporteur: Lord Tomlinson Rapporteur: Mr Dell’Alba


(A4-0300/98) (A4-0308/98)
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− * Report on the proposals for Council Decisions concern- − **II Recommendation for second reading on the common
ing the Community position within the Association Council on position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a
the participation of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Council Regulation on integrating gender issues in develop-
Hungary, Poland, Romania and the Slovak Republic in the ment co-operation (C4-0307/98 − 97/0151(SYN)) − Commit-
Community programme in the field of small- and medium- tee on Development and Cooperation
sized enterprises (COM(98)0113 − C4-0203/98 to C4-0209/98
− 98/0078(CNS) to 98/0084(CNS)) − Committee on Econ- Rapporteur: Mrs Junker
omic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy (A4-0291/98)

Rapporteur: Mr Rübig
(A4-0309/98) − **II Recommendation for second reading on the common
position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a
Council Directive establishing a safety Assessment of third
− **I Report on the proposal for a Council Directive on countries aircraft using Community airports (C4-0338/98 −
conditions for the operation of regular ro-ro ferry and high 97/0039(SYN)) − Committee on Transport and Tourism
speed passenger craft services in the Community
(COM(98)0071 − C4-0162/98 − 98/0064(SYN)) − Committee Rapporteur: Mr González Triviño
on Transport and Tourism (A4-0295/98)

Rapporteur: Mr Watts
(A4-0310/98)

(e) from the Conciliation Committee:


− * Report on the proposal for a Council Decision approving
amendments to the Statutes of the Joint European Torus (JET),
Joint Undertaking (COM(98)0013 − C4-0137/98 − 98/
− Joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee for a
0063(CNS)) − Committee on Research, Technological Devel-
European Parliament and Council Directive on the legal
opment and Energy
protection of designs (3621/98 − C4-0467/98 − 00/
0464(COD))
Rapporteur: Mrs Ahern
(A4-0311/98)
− Joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee on a
− Report on the communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and Council Directive relating to meas-
Council on the European Union and Hong Kong: Beyond 1997 ures to be taken against air pollution by emissions from motor
(COM(97)0171 − C4-0214/97) − Committee on Foreign vehicles and amending Council Directive 70/220/EEC (3619/
Affairs, Security and Defence Policy 98 − C4-0498/98 − 96/0164(COD))

Rapporteur: Mr Cushnahan
(A4-0312/98) − Joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee on a
European Parliament and Council Directive relating to meas-
ures to be taken against air pollution by emissions from motor
vehicles and amending Council Directive 70/220/EEC with
regard to light commercial vehicles (3619/98 − C4-0499/98 −
96/0164B(COD))
(db) recommendations for second reading:

− ***II Recommendation for second reading on the com- − Joint text approved by the Conciliation Committee a
mon position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council Directive relating to the
European Parliament and Council Directive relating to coffee quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Council
extracts and chicory extracts (C4-0306/98 − 96/0117(COD)) − Directive 93/12/EEC (3620/98 − C4-0500/98 − 96/
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer 0163(COD))
Protection

Rapporteur: Mr Lannoye
(A4-0278/98)
(f) from Parliament’s delegation to the Conciliation Commit-
tee:
− ***II Recommendation for second reading on the com-
mon position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a
European Parliament and Council Directive on the supplemen- − ***III Report on the joint text approved by the Concilia-
tary supervision of insurance undertakings in an insurance tion Committee a European Parliament and Council Directive
group (C4-0308/98 − 95/0245(COD)) − Committee on Legal relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending
Affairs and Citizens’ Rights Council Directive 93/12/EEC (C4-0500/98 − 96/0163(COD))

Rapporteur: Mrs Mosiek-Urbahn Rapporteur: Mrs Hautala


(A4-0286/98) (A4-0313/98)
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− ***III Report on the joint texts approved by the Concilia- 11. Petitions
tion Committee on a European Parliament and Council Direc-
tive relating to: Pursuant to Rule 156(5), the President had forwarded to the
I. measures to be taken against air pollution by emissions Committee on Petitions the following petitions which had been
from motor vehicles and amending Council Directive entered in the register on the dates shown below:
70/220/EEC (C4-0498/98 − 96/0164(COD))
II. measures to be taken against air pollution by emissions
from motor vehicles and amending Council Directive 23 July 1998
70/220/EEC with regard to light commercial vehicles
(C4-0499/98 − 96/0164B(COD)) by Mr Eftihios Tzatzimakis (No 730/98);
Rapporteur: Mr Lange by Mrs Vicky Lak (No 731/98);
(A4-0314/98)
by Mr and Mrs Komdeur (No 732/98);
− ***III Report on the joint text approved by the Concilia- by Mr Brian Ramsey (No 733/98);
tion Committee for a European Parliament and Council
Directive on the legal protection of designs (C4-0467/98 − by Mrs Tonya Kelsey (and 2 740 signatories) (No 734/98);
00/0464(COD)) by Mr Trevor Stent (No 735/98);
Rapporteur: Mr Medina Ortega by Mr John Arthur Dawes (No 736/98);
(A4-0315/98)
by Mr Michael Byrne (No 737/98);
by Mrs Massumeh Samai-Theine (No 738/98);
(g) from Members, oral questions for Question Time (Rule 41)
(B4-0482/98): by Mr Jorge Masip-Badenas (No 739/98);
by Mrs Anne Luise Schoelzel (No 740/98);
McCartin, Elliott, Gillis, Alavanos, Frischenschlager, Lindq-
vist, Sjöstedt, Theorin, Ahern, Wibe, Bonde, Dupuis, Smith, by Mr Heinrich Blohm (No 741/98);
Billingham, David, Apolinário, Oddy, Andersson, McIntosh, by Mr Leonard Lee Lott (No 742/98);
Posselt, Camisón Asensio, Medina Ortega, Titley, Gerard
Collins, Maij-Weggen, Gahrton, Kaklamanis, Marset Campos, by Mr Emil Wendland (No 743/98);
De Clercq, Izquierdo Rojo, Papayannakis, Killilea, Cars, by Mr Karl Heinz Dornemann (No 744/98);
Howitt, Cushnahan, Van Lancker, Theonas, Gallagher, Crow-
ley, Hyland, Ephremidis, Kjer Hansen, Schörling, Ceder- by Mrs Bernadette Rassier (No 745/98);
schiöld, Evans, De Clercq, Killilea, Izquierdo Rojo, Theorin, by Mr Dimitrios Pagonis (and 8 signatories) (No 746/98);
Maij-Weggen, Posselt, Kinnock, Ferrer, Howitt, Thors, Gahr-
ton, Watts, Andrews, Sjöstedt, Seppänen, Rübig, Lindqvist, by Mr Ortiz Roure Lambert (No 747/98);
David, Watson, Gallagher, Gutiérrez Dı́az, McCartin, Elliott, by Mr Ricardo de Somodevilla (Plataforma de Opinión
Billingham, Frischenschlager, Apolinário, Ahern, Eisma, Reivindicativa) (No 748/98);
Wibe, Cushnahan, Smith, Fitzsimons, Oddy, Papayannakis,
González Álvarez, Lannoye, Ahlqvist, McIntosh, Newens, by Mr Ricardo de Somodevilla (Plataforma de Opinión
Kjer Hansen, Lomas, Camisón Asensio, Medina Ortega, Reivindicativa) (No 749/98);
Theonas, Sandbæk, Kaklamanis, Trakatellis, Anastassopoulos, by Mr Ion Iñaki Erro Armendáriz (Izquierda Unida-Ezker
Giansily, Alavanos, Cunningham, Barton, Bowe, Tappin, Batua) (No 750/98);
McAvan, Ephremidis, Marset Campos, Crowley, Gerard Col-
lins, Spiers, Schörling and Nicholson. by Mr Ignacio Garcia Rodriguez (No 751/98);
by Mrs Teresa Jaureguizar Iturrioz (and 2 signatories) (No 752/
98);

10. Texts of agreements forwarded by the Coun- by Mrs Janine Auberger (No 753/98);
cil by Mr Jean Pierre Lehmans (No 754/98);
by Mr Armand Luongo (Association Défense Protection
The President had received from the Council certified true Assistance) (No 755/98);
copies of the the following documents:
by Mr Gilles Lebovici (No 756/98);
− Agreement between the European Communities and the by Mrs Sylvie Graewe (No 757/98);
Government of the United States of America concerning the
implementation of the courtesy principle in the application of by Mrs Nicole Castaing (No 758/98);
their competition rules;
by Mr François Joris (ACAT − Action des Chrétiens pour
l’Abolition de la Torture) (No 759/98);
− Protocol concerning sanitary, phytosanitary and animal
welfare measures in relation to trade to the Europe Agreement by Mr Karl Meyer (Plantation Vaerehina) (No 760/98);
between the European Communities and their Member States,
by Mr Giuseppe L’Insalata (No 761/98);
of the one part, and the Czech Republic, of the other part;
by Mr Costantino De Noia (No 762/98);
− Agreement on mutual recognition in relation to conformity
by Mr Paolo Goffredo (No 763/98);
assessment, certificates and markings between the European
Community and Australia. by Mr Giuseppe Bianchini (No 764/98);
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by LEAL − Lega Antivivisezionista (and 91 signatories) by Mr Martin Kramer (No 801/98);


(No 765/98); by Mr Luigi Romoli (No 802/98);
by LEAL − Lega Antivivisezionista (and 100 signatories) by Mr Wolf Seipt (No 803/98);
(No 766/98);
by Mrs Heidi Schmidt (and 414 signatories) (No 804/98);
by Mr Edwin Schenkwein (Kansainvälinen Hirsirakennus
6 August 1998 Emos Oy) (No 805/98);

by Mrs Erica Hedges (No 767/98); by Mr Dieter Simon (No 806/98);


by Mrs Grete Marta Staniloi (No 807/98);
by Mr Derrick-Allen Street (No 768/98);
by Mrs Gaby Steffen (No 808/98);
by Mr Stuart Blackstock (No 769/98);
by Mr Helmut Siegmund (No 809/98);
by Mr Gobindolal Chatterjee (No 770/98);
by Mr Willi Jänschke (No 810/98);
by Mr Frank Harvey (No 771/98);
by Mrs Anke Blunck (No 811/98);
by Mrs Barbara Matthews (No 772/98);
by Mr Bernd Ströhmann (and 58 signatories) (No 812/98);
by Mr Pavel Horák (No 773/98);
by Mr Burkhard Köppen (No 813/98);
by Mr Georg Wengert (Georg Wengert AG) (No 774/98);
by Mr Klaus Ballweg (No 814/98);
by Mr Friedrich Tappeser (No 775/98); by Mr Ossi Ahtiainen (No 815/98);
by Mr Uwe Wienke (No 776/98); by Mrs Katharina Kajdi-Avar (No 816/98);
by Mr Wolfgang Schacht (Bundesverband Deutscher Eisen- by Mrs Mary Coyle (No 817/98);
bahn-Freunde e.V. − BDEF) (No 777/98);
by Mrs Lynda Smith (Wootton Bridge Parish Council)
by Mr Kurt Erwin Meyer (and 12 signatories) (No 778/98); (and 1 002 signatories) (No 818/98);
by Mr Gashaw Belaye Debela (No 779/98); by Mr Victor Ogunro (No 819/98);
by Mr Anton Gilles (No 780/98); by Mr Oliver Murphy (Irish Wheelchair Association) (No 820/
98);
by Mrs Christa Schmidt (No 781/98);
by Mr Abdul Bashar (No 821/98);
by Mrs Susana Pujol Andrés (No 782/98);
by Mr Edward Furmston (No 822/98);
by Mr Gerardo Santos Diez (No 783/98);
by Mr William Trent (No 823/98);
by Mr Lluı́s Muntán Engberg (Federació d’Entitats Excursion-
istes de Catalunya) (and 7 signatories) (No 784/98); by Mr Malcolm Jarvis (The Aire Centre) (No 824/98);

by Mr Vlastimir Otovic (and 2 signatories) (No 785/98); by Mr M. McCardle (No 825/98);


by Mr Frank Harvey (No 826/98);
by Mr Robert Billard (and 2 signatories) (No 786/98);
by Mr Karl-Ernst Weiser (No 827/98);
by Mr Albert Laurence (Association des Victimes des Troubles
de Voisinage) (and 31 signatories) (No 787/98); by Mr Augusto Scandiuzzi (No 828/98).
by Mr Claude Boennec (No 788/98);
Decisions on petitions:
by Mr Walter Hoppen (No 789/98);
by Mr Alessandro Marroni (No 790/98); Pursuant to Rule 158(1), the President had received the
following decisions from the Committee on Petitions:
by Mr Franco Vittori (No 791/98);
by Mr Angelo Uva (No 792/98);
(a) petitions ruled inadmissible pursuant to Rule 156(4) and
by Mr Fabio Massimo Aureli (Studio Aureli) (No 793/98); (5), and filed pursuant to Rule 156(6):
by Mr Josué Jeronimo Inês (No 794/98); − Nos 1159, 1161 (1), 1162, 1164, 1166, 1167, 1169, 1170,
by Mrs Albertina Rosa Teixeira (No 795/98); 1171, 1173, 1178, 1179, 1180, 1184, 1186, 1189 (2), 1191 (1),
1192, 1197, 1201, 1202 (1), 1204, 1206, 1208, 1210, 1211 (1),
by Mr Marcial Pereira Araújo (No 796/98); 1212, 1213, 1214, 1215, 1218, 1225, 1228, 1230, 1231, 1233,
by Mrs Maria do Rosário Reis Dias (Comissão de Pensionistas 1238, 1239, 1241 (1), 1242, 1247, 1248, 1249, 1250, 1251,
do Caminho de Ferro de Benguela) (and 2 signatories) 1253, 1254 (1), 1258, 1259, 1260, 1263, 1264, 1268, 1269,
(No 797/98); 1271, 1272, 1274, 1277, 1278, 1281, 1288, 1289, 1291 (1),
1293, 1300, 1302 (2), 1304, 1305, L-46, L-48, L-49/97; 2, 3, 4,
5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31 and
9 September 1998 36/98;

by Mrs Gabriele Volk (Bio-Kurs BSZ Waldkirch) (No 798/98);


(1) The petitioner had been advised to contact his ombudsman or his national
by Mr Gerhard Prahler (No 799/98); petitions committee.
2
() The petitioner had been advised to contact the national authorities or courts
by Mr Andreas Weigler (No 800/98); or the European Commission on Human Rights.
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(b) petitions ruled admissible pursuant to Rule 156(4) and (5) (g) further information requested from the Commission pur-
(consideration closed): suant to Rule 157(3):

− Nos 724 (1), 852 (1), 881 (1), 895 (1), 928 (1), 932 (1), − Nos 734/93, 1038/93, 117/94, 246/94, 496/94, 1080/94,
956 (1), 979 (1), 1172, 1181 (1), 1217, 1222, 1224, 1252 (1), 428/96, 431/96, 529/96, 553/96, 947/96, 54/97, 64/97, 121/97;
1261 (1), 1267 (1); 1285, 1299/97, 15 (1), 32 and 38/98: petition-
ers had received documentation; − Nos 448/92, 729/92, 963/93, 1036/95, 60/96, 543/96,
749/96, 800/96, 617/97, 655/97;
− Nos 855, 857, 864, 904, 933, 934, 935, 989, 1175, 1187,
1193, 1196, 1226, 1235, 1240, 1245; 1279, 1280, 1282, 1284, − Nos 109/93, 1036/93, 39/95, 287/95, 409/95, 485/95,
1303/97, 1 and 25/98: forwarded to the relevant committee or 865/95, 972/95, 987/95, 1130/95, 1228/95, 1/96, 90/96, 387/96,
delegation for information or further action; 611/96, 717/96, 921/96, 955/96, 1023/96, 1026/96, 1027/96,
200/97, 380/97, 417/97, 539/97, 579/97, 607/97, 710/97, 756/
− Nos 995, 996, 1167, 1200 and 1257/97: the Petitions 97;
Committee had noted the observations put forward by the
petitioners;
(h) opinion requested from another committee:

(c) petitions ruled admissible pursuant to Rule 156(4) and (5) − No 1036/95: Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizens’
(action to be taken): Rights

− Nos 985, 1023/96: Committee on Transport and Tourism


− Nos 786, 1018, 1158, 1160, 1163, 1165 (1), 1168, 1177,
1182, 1183, 1185, 1188, 1190, 1194, 1195, 1198, 1199, 1203,
1205, 1207, 1209, 1216, 1219, 1220, 1221, 1223, 1227, 1229, (i) other decisions:
1232, 1234, 1236, 1237, 1243, 1244, 1246, 1255, 1256, 1262,
1265, 1266, 1270, 1273; 1275, 1276, 1283, 1286, 1287, 1290, − No 1001/97: examination reopened: the Commission had
1292, 1294, 1295, 1296, 1297, 1298, 1301, 1306/97, 7, 13, 14, been asked for information;
18, 19, 22, 24, 27, 33, 34, 35 and 37/98: the Commission had
been asked for information; − Nos 1003/95, 1036/95: the President of Parliament had
been asked in a separate letter to contact the British authorities;

(d) decision on admissibility postponed: − No 263/96: the President of Parliament had been asked in a
separate letter to contact the Portuguese authorities.
− Nos 1174/97 and 39/98: the Commission had been asked
for its opinion on whether these petitions fell within the sphere
of activities of the European Union;
12. Order of business
(e) petitions on which consideration had closed on the basis The next item was the order of business.
of information supplied by the Commission pursuant to
Rule 157(3): The President announced that the final draft agenda for the
14-18 September 1998 sittings had been distributed
− Nos 62/94, 163/94, 224/94, 1182/94, 492/95, 652/95, (PE 271.987/PDOJ) and that a number of changes had been
1003/95, 227/96, 365/96, 515/96, 579/96, 818/96, 959/96, proposed (Rule 96).
960/96, 968/96, 61/97, 63/97, 130/97, 150/97, 199/97, 261/97,
277/97, 283/97, 332/97, 354/97, 423/97;
Monday to Thursday: no changes.
− Nos 112/88, 554/91, 112/95, 195/95, 261/95, 711/95,
L-44/96, 435/96, 865/96, 1035/96, 577/97; Friday:
− Nos 817/92, 897/93, 229/95, 433/95, 447/95, 1026/95, The following spoke:
1137/95, 1150/95, 59/96, 517/96, 676/96, 715/96, 813/96,
927/96, 928/96, 1029/96, 1038/96, 1043/96, 11/97 (1), 28/97, − Mrs Theato, chairman of the Budgetary Control Commit-
33/97, 216/97, 350/97, 352/97, 420/97, 491/97, 510/97, 587/97, tee, who said that she had only just learnt from unofficial
725/97; sources that the Bösch report on the independence of UCLAF
(A4-0297/98), which had been adopted in committee and had
been entered for Monday’s agenda, had been taken off the draft
(f) petitions on which consideration had closed for the agenda. She criticised this change, stressed how important it
following reasons: was politically for the report, which was based on Article 206
of the EC Treaty, to be taken that week, and asked for her
− Nos 594/89, 372/93, 1034/95 and 284/96: the petitioner
protests, made in her capacity as committee chairman, to be put
had not responded to the Petitions Committee’s request for
on record; she also asked when the report would be available
further information;
(the President said that he would send her more detailed
− No 361/96: on the basis of information provided by the information but that it had been necessary to withdraw the
national authorities; report because it contained no reference to the legal basis
(Article 138b of the Treaty) nor a financial statement as
required by Rule 50; he added that the Conference of
(1) Also forwarded to the relevant committee or delegation for information or Presidents planned to place the report on the agenda for the
action to be taken. first October part-session);
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− Mr Fabre-Aubrespy who, on the basis of Rule 96(1), 13. Speaking time


asked, on behalf of the I-EDN Group, for the report to be
placed back on the agenda, arguing that Rule 50 and Article Speaking time for debates on the agenda for the sittings of 14
138b of the EC Treaty did not apply to it (the President, after to 18 September 1998 would be allocated pursuant to Rule 106
referring to the scope of Article 138b, said that he was merely (see Agenda).
complying with the provisions of the Rules and of Rule 50 in
particular but that if Mr Fabre-Aubrespy still had doubts about
the matter, he could ask him, the President, to ask the Rules
Committee to draw up an interpretation on the application of 14. Topical and urgent debate (subjects pro-
this provision); posed)
The President proposed the following three subjects for the
− Mrs Müller, who first welcomed the introduction in her next topical and urgent debate to be held on Thursday:
office of waste baskets for different types of waste and then
pointed out that, in view of the withdrawal of the Bösch report, − floods in Asia (Bangladesh and China)
the V Group had asked for a Commission statement on the
subject of the report (to be included on Friday’s agenda); she − human rights
announced, however, that her group was withdrawing its
request as the Commission had supplied detailed information − disasters
on the questions raised in the Budgetary Control Committee.
She nevertheless attacked the procedure which had been
followed as it prevented any real debate that day and called for
the report to be made available for Members by 12.00 the 15. Third-country aircraft safety **II (debate)
following day (the President replied that he had merely ensured
Mr Dary, deputising for the rapporteur, introduced the recom-
that the Rules were correctly applied and suggested that
mendation for second reading by Mr González Triviño, on
Mrs Müller should contact the Rules Committee with a view to
behalf of the Committee on Transport and Tourism, on the
obtaining an interpretation on this matter).
common position adopted by the Council with a view to
adopting a Council Directive establishing a safety assessment
The President established that, now that Mrs Müller had of third-country aircraft using Community airports (C4-0338/
withdrawn the V Group’s request, there were no longer any 98 − 97/0039(SYN)) (A4-0295/98).
requests for changes to Friday’s agenda.
The following spoke: Mrs Schmidbauer, on behalf of the PSE
Group, Mr Ferber, on behalf of the I-EDN Group, Mr Sindal,
Mr Andrews, Mr Kinnock, Member of the Commission, who
also paid tribute to Mr Macartney, who had died recently, and
Request for urgent procedure (Rule 97) from the Council: to the victims of the Nova Scotia air disaster.

− Proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive


amending Council Directive 97/12/EC amending and updating
Directive 64/432/EEC on health problems affecting intra- IN THE CHAIR: Mr COT
Community trade in bovine animals and swine (COM(98)0338 Vice-President
− C4-0348/98 − 98/0194(COD))
The President closed the debate.
Reason for request: in view of the difficulties for both the
Commission and the Member States in complying with the Vote: Minutes of 15.9.1998, Part I, Item 13.
1 July 1998 deadline originally set in the Directive for the
transposal and introduction of the new rules included in the
annexes to the Directive, the Commission had sent the Council
a proposal to extend by six months the period given to the 16. Legal protection of designs ***III (debate)
Member States to comply with the annexes.
Mr Medina Ortega introduced his report, drawn up on behalf of
Parliament’s delegation to the Conciliation Committee, on the
Parliament would vote on this request at the beginning of the joint text, approved by the Conciliation Committee, for a
following day’s sitting. European Parliament and Council Directive on the legal
protection of designs (C4-0467/98 − 00/0464(COD) (A4-
0315/98).

* The following spoke: Mrs Gebhardt, on behalf of the PSE


* * Group, Mrs Fontaine, on behalf of the PPE Group, Mrs Thors,
on behalf of the ELDR Group, Mrs Sierra González, on behalf
of the GUE/NGL Group, Ms Oddy, Mr Carlo Casini, Mr Ga-
The order of business was thus established. sòliba i Böhm, Mr Sindal, Mr Cassidy, Mr Pirker, Mrs Oomen-
Ruijten and Mr Kinnock, Member of the Commission.
Mr Crowley congratulated Mr Cox on his appointment as The President closed the debate.
chairman of the ELDR Group (the President noted his remarks
and said that he had already congratulated him). Vote: Minutes of 15.9.1998, Part I, Item 11.
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17. Coffee and chicory extracts ***II (debate) − Alan J. Donnelly, E. Mann and Ford, on behalf of the PSE
Group, on transatlantic relations and the Echelon system
(B4-0806/98);
Mr Lannoye introduced his recommendation for second read-
ing, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on the Environment,
Public Health and Consumer Protection, on the common − Castellina, Ainardi, Marset Campos, Gutiérrez Dı́az, Car-
position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a nero González, Manisco, Alavanos, Seppänen and Miran-
European Parliament and Council Directive relating to coffee da, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on transatlantic
extracts and chicory extracts (C4-0306/98 − 96/0117(COD)) relations and the use of monitoring technology in the
(A4-0278/98). communications sector (Echelon system) (B4-0807/98);

− Souchet, on behalf of the I-EDN Group, on transatlantic


The following spoke: Mrs Thyssen, on behalf of the PPE relations and the Echelon system (B4-0808/98);
Group, and Mr Bangemann, Member of the Commission.
− Valdivielso de Cué and Kittelmann, on behalf of the PPE
The President closed the debate. Group, on transatlantic relations (B4-0809/98);

Vote: Minutes of 16.9.1998, Part I, Item 26. − Sainjon, on behalf of the ARE Group, on transatlantic
relations and the Echelon system (B4-0813/98);

− Roth, Voggenhuber, McKenna, Kerr, Kreissl-Dörfler and


Lannoye, on behalf of the V Group, on Echelon and
18. Transatlantic relations/Echelon system transatlantic relations (B4-0814/98).
(statement with debate)
The following spoke: Mrs Mann, Mr Salafranca Sánchez-
Neyra and Mr Bangemann, firstly on Rule 37, and then to
Mr Bangemann, Member of the Commission, proposed split- answer questions raised.
ting the debate in two and made a statement on transatlantic
relations following the 18 May 1998 EU-US summit; he said The President closed the debate.
that he would speak on the second subject at a later stage.
Vote: Minutes of 16.9.1998, Part I, Item 30.
Mrs Mann spoke on behalf of the PSE Group.

19. Membership of Parliament


The President announced that the Portuguese authorities had
IN THE CHAIR: Mr AVGERINOS informed him that Mr Coelho had been appointed Member of
Parliament, to replace Mr Capucho, with effect from 15 Sep-
Vice-President tember 1998.

The following spoke: Mr Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, on behalf He welcomed the new Member and drew attention to the
of the PPE Group, Mrs Plooij-van Gorsel, on behalf of the provisions of Rule 7(4).
ELDR Group, Mr Pompidou, on behalf of the UPE Group,
Mrs Moreau, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Mrs Schörl-
ing, on behalf of the V Group, Mr Sainjon, on behalf of the
ARE Group, Mr Souchet, on behalf of the I-EDN Group, 20. Agenda for next sitting
Mr Blot, Non-attached Member, Mr Seppänen, Mr Lannoye,
Mr Voggenhuber, who also objected to the decision by The President announced the following agenda for the sitting
Mr Bangemann to split his statement in two, and Mr Bange- of Tuesday 15 September 1998:
mann, who first answered questions raised during the debate
and then spoke on the second subject, making a statement on
the use of monitoring techniques in the field of communica-
tions (Echelon system). 09.00 − 12.00, 15.00 − 17.30 and 21.00 − 24.00:

− topical and urgent debate (announcement of motions


The President had received motions for resolutions pursuant to tabled)
Rule 37(2) from the following Members:
− decision on urgent procedure
− Pasty, Van Bladel and Pompidou, on behalf of the UPE
Group, on the implementation of the new transatlantic − Dell’Alba report on amendment of Financial Regula-
agenda (B4-0803/98); tion *

− Plooij-van Gorsel, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on − Council presentation of 1999 draft budget
transatlantic relations following the 18 May 1998 EU-US
summit and the use of monitoring techniques in the field of − Christodoulou report on legal bases and implementation of
communication (Echelon system) (B4-0805/98); the budget
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Monday 14 September 1998

− Joint debate on Lange and Hautala reports on air pollu- − Mosiek-Urbahn recommendation on supervision of insu-
tion ***III rance undertakings ***II

− Mohamed Alı́ report on Islam and Averroes European Day


− Commission statement on climate change (followed by
debate)
12.00:
− Gahrton report on effects of plans and programmes on
environment **I − voting time

− topical and urgent debate (list of subjects selected)


− Valverde López report on civil subsonic jet aero-
planes **I
17.30 − 19.00:
− Campoy Zueco report on waste management
− Question Time (Commission)

− Commission statement on commitology (followed by


debate) (The sitting closed at 20.00)

Julian PRIESTLEY Renzo IMBENI


Secretary-General Vice-President
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Monday 14 September 1998

ATTENDANCE REGISTER
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