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 Ries, Virrankoski and Beysen, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the Middle East peace process
(B5-0027/2000),
 Wurtz, Morgantini, Marset Campos, Brie, Alavanos, Cossutta and Miranda, on behalf of the GUE/NGL
Group, on the Middle East peace process (B5-0033/2000),
 Gahrton, Cohn-Bendit, Knörr Borràs, Jonckheer and Ilka Schröder, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group,
on the Middle East peace process (B5-0035/2000),
 Galeote Quecedo, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the Middle East peace process (B5-0075/2000).

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 20.1.2000, Item 11.

9. Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (debate)

Mrs Terrón i Cusí moved the oral questions which she had put, on behalf of the Committee on Citizens’
Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs, to the Council and the Commission on the 1999 annual
debate on the area of freedom, security and justice (Article 39 of the Treaty on the European Union)
(B5-0040 and 0041/1999).

Mr Gomes and Mr Costa, Presidents-in-Office of the Council, answered the question put to the Council.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr Gerhard SCHMID


Vice-President

Mr Vitorino, Member of the Commission, answered the question put to the Commission.

The following spoke: von Boetticher, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Schulz, on behalf of the PSE Group,
Ludford, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Ceyhun, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Sylla, on behalf of the
GUE/NGL Group, Andrews, on behalf of the UEN Group, Turco, TDI Group, Krarup, on behalf of the EDD
Group, Paisley, Non-attached Member, Hernández Mollar, Robert Evans, Watson, Boumediene-Thiery,
Crowley, Frank Vanhecke, Pirker, Karamanou, MacCormick, Gomes and Terrón i Cusí.

The deadline for tabling motions for resolutions was 12 noon on Thursday, 27 January, and the deadline
for amendments and joint motions for resolutions was 12 noon on Thursday, 10 February.

The President declared the debate closed.

Vote: Tuesday, 15 February 2000.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr PUERTA


Vice-President

10. Question Time (questions to the Council)

Parliament considered a number of questions to the Council (B5-0003/2000).

Question 1 by Ioannis Souladakis: Construction of nuclear plant in earthquake-prone Turkey

Mr Seixas da Costa, President-in-Office of the Council, answered the question and a supplementary by
Mr Souladakis.

Question 2 by William Newton Dunn: Transparency of Council decision


Question 3 by Jonas Sjöstedt: Public access to EU documents and
Question 4 by Pernille Frahm: Public access to information

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the questions and supplementaries by the following Members: Newton Dunn,
Sjöstedt, Frahm, Hedkvist Petersen and Dimitrakopoulos.
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Question 5 by Josu Ortuondo Larrea: Proposal for a regulation laying down the total admissible catches
for specific fish populations for the year 2000, and the case of anchovies in particular

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Ortuondo Larrea.

Question 6 by Alexandros Alavanos: Measures to combat the continuing ethnic cleansing of Serbs and
Romanies in Kosovo

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by the following Members: Alavanos,
Rübig and Dupuis.

Question 7 by Gerard Collins lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 8 by Pat Gallagher: New Interreg Initiative

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question.

Question 9 by Liam Hyland: Farming and the Portuguese Presidency

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Hyland.

Question 10 by Brian Crowley: Tackling homelessness and the Portuguese Presidency


Question 11 by Mihail Papayannakis: Combating poverty and social exclusion

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the questions and supplementaries by Mr Crowley and Mr Papayannakis.

Question 12 by Niall Andrews: Portuguese Presidency and development policy

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Andrews and Mrs Korhola.

Question 13 by James Fitzsimons lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 14 by Ioannis Marinos: European Culture


Question 15 by Camilo Nogueira Román: European employment policy and
Question 16 by Philip Bushill-Matthews: Presidency of the Council

At the Council’s request these questions were taken together although they did not concern the same
subject.

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the questions and supplementaries by Mr Marinos and Mr Bushill-Matthews.

The following spoke: Mr Dimitrakopoulos on the answer given by the President-in-Office of the Council
and Mr Seixas da Costa.

The President announced that the questions which had not been answered would receive written answers.

The President closed Question Time.

IN THE CHAIR: Mrs LIENEMANN


Vice-President

11. Capital tax (debate)

The next item was the joint debate on two oral questions tabled by the following Members: Désir, Ford,
Auroi, Boudjenah, Bowe, Carlotti, Casaca, Caudron, Coûteaux, Duhamel, Flautre, Fraisse, Garot, Gillig, Gor-
ostiaga Atxalandabaso, Howitt, Jonckheer, Knörr Borràs, Kuntz, Lambert, Lange, Lienemann, Lipietz, Lucas,
Hans-Peter Martin, McNally, Naïr, Paasilinna, Papayannakis, Pérez Royo, Rod, Staes, Sylla, Thielemans,
Turmes, Wijkman, Wurtz and Zimeray, to the Council, on the Council position on the idea of a capital
tax (B5-0004/2000) and to the Commission, on the Commission position on the idea of a capital tax
(B5-0005/2000).