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29.11.

2000 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 339/25

Tuesday 15 February 2000

IN THE CHAIR: Mr PROVAN


Vice-President

The following spoke: Kronberger, Non-attached Member, Oomen-Ruijten, Corbey, Paulsen, Breyer, Gonzá-
lez Álvarez, Fitzsimons, Sandbæk, Fiori, Lange, Busk and Staes.

The debate was interrupted at the point for the Commission communication on institutional reform and
would be resumed at 21.00 (Item 18).

16. Dialogue on Europe  the challenges of institutional reform (Commission


communication)
Mr Barnier, Member of the Commission, made a statement on institutional reform.

The following put questions which Mr Barnier answered: Napolitano, Chairman of the Committee on
Institutional Affairs, Dupuis, Haarder, Beazley, Maij-Weggen, Corbett, Bonde, MacCormick and Berthu.

The President closed the item.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr PUERTA


Vice-President

17. Question Time (questions to the Commission)


Parliament considered a number of questions to the Commission (B5-0009/2000).

First part

Question 36 by Mrs Karamanou: High infant mortality in Kosovo


Mr Patten, Member of the Commission, answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Karamanou and
Mr Staes

Question 37 by Mrs Schleicher: Turkish blockade of Armenia


Mr Patten answered the question and a supplementary by Mrs Schleicher

Question 38 by Mr Ceyhun: Implications for human rights of the construction of the Ilisu Dam in Turkey
Mr Patten answered the question and a supplementary by Mrs Lucas, deputising for the author

Question 39 by Mrs Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou: Drafting of Charter of Fundamental Rights


Mr Vitorino, Member of the Commission, answered the question and supplementaries by Mrs Kratsa-Tsa-
garopoulou and Mr David W. Martin

Question 40 by Mr Ford: Articles 6(1), 7(1) and 7(2) of the Treaty on European Union
Mr Vitorino answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Ford

Second part

Question 41 by Mr Lannoye: Surplus electrical and electronic equipment


Mrs Wallström, Member of the Commission, answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Lannoye

Question 42 by Mrs Theorin: Gender and environment


Mrs Wallström answered the question and a supplementary by Mrs Theorin
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Question 43 by Mrs McKenna: The Boyne Estuary and the Drogheda Port Company

Mrs Wallström answered the question and supplementaries by Mrs McKenna and Mr David W. Martin

Question 44 by Mr Alavanos: Partnership arrangements and the third Community support framework for
Greece

Mr Barnier, Member of the Commission, answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Alavanos and
Mr Theonas

Question 45 by Mrs Isler Béguin: Structural fund financing of research in the civil nuclear technology field

Mr Barnier answered the question and a supplementary by Mrs Isler Béguin

Question 46 by Mr MacCormick: Structural funds and additionality

Mr Barnier answered the question and supplementaries by Mr MacCormick, to whom he promised a more
comprehensive written answer, and Jillian Evans.

Question 47 by Mrs Izquierdo Rojo: Amount which Andalusia will receive from the Structural funds for
the 2000-2006 period

Mr Barnier answered the question and supplementaries by Mrs Izquierdo Rojo and Mr Ojeda Sanz.

Questions 48 to 50 would receive written answers.

Question 51 by Mr Berenguer Fuster: New premises for the OHIM

Mr Bolkestein, Member of the Commission, answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Berenguer
Fuster and Mr Medina Ortega

Question 52 by Mr Gallagher lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 53 by Mr Andersson: Swedish derogation regarding the import of alcoholic beverages


Question 54 by Mr Posselt: Alcohol monopoly and the internal market

Mr Bolkestein answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Andersson, Mr Posselt, Mr Perry,


Mr Purvis and Mr MacCormick.

Questions 55 to 114 would receive written answers.

The President closed Question Time to the Commission.

(The sitting was suspended at 19.30 and resumed at 21.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Mr PODESTÀ


Vice-President

18. Community action in the field of water policy ***II (continuation of debate)

The following spoke: García-Orcoyen Tormo, Myller, Olsson, Papayannakis, Bowis, Lage, Korakas, Lund,
Matikainen-Kallström, Malliori, Flemming, Gutiérrez Cortines, Doyle, Redondo Jiménez, Wallström,
Member of the Commission, Doyle, who put a question to the Commission, and Wallström, in reply.

The President closed the debate.

vote: Minutes of 16.2.2000, Item 13.