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29.12.

2000 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 377/19

Tuesday 14 March 2000

 Lavarra, Napoletano, Napolitano, Paciotti, Fava, Imbeni, Pittella and Swoboda, on behalf of the
PSE Group, on combating organised crime (B5-0267/2000)
 Frassoni, Celli and Messner, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the crisis arising from smug-
gling in Puglia, Italy (B5-0274/2000)
 Le Pen, de Gaulle, Gollnisch, Lang and Martinez, on behalf of the TDI Group, on organised crime
(B5-0277/2000)
 Fitto, Tajani, Fiori, Cesaro, Gargani, Lombardo, Musotto, Nisticò, Scapagnini and Viceconte,
on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on combating organised crime (B5-0284/2000)

V. CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
 Maij-Weggen and Bowis, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (B5-0243/2000)
 Sjöstedt, González Álvarez, Papayannakis, Vinci, Manisco and Fiebiger, on behalf of the GUE/NGL
Group, on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
(CITES) (B5-0249/2000)
 Davies, Olsson and van den Bos, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the Convention on Interna-
tional Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (B5-0260/2000)
 Roth-Behrendt, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the Convention on International Trade in Endan-
gered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (B5-0269/2000)
 De Roo and Isler Béguin, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (B5-0275/2000)

Debate: Minutes of 16.3.2000, Items 15 to 19.

Vote: Minutes of 16.3.2000, Items 21 to 28.

8. Annual legislative programme (continuation of debate)

The next item was the continuation of the debate on the Commission’s annual legislative programme for
2000 (for the first part of the debate, see Minutes of the sitting of 15 February 2000, Item 5).

The following spoke: Prodi, President of the Commission, Poettering, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group,
Swoboda, on behalf of the PSE Group, Wallis, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Lannoye, on behalf of the
Verts/ALE Group, Manisco, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Gallagher, on behalf of the UEN Group,
Bonde, on behalf of the EDD Group, Hager, Non-attached Member, Van Velzen, Goebbels, Clegg, Elles,
Roth-Behrendt, Thors, Fiori, Schulz, Fraga Estévez, Medina Ortega, Nassauer, Sakellariou, Palacio Valleler-
sundi, McNally, Pomés Ruiz, Hughes and Pirker.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr PACHECO PEREIRA
Vice-President

The following spoke: Simpson, Langenhagen, Garot, Jarzembowski, O’Toole, Stevenson, Corbett, Rack,
Prodi and Thors.

The President had received motions for resolutions pursuant to Rule 37(2) from the following Members:
 Swoboda, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the Commission’s Annual Work Programme for 2000
(B5-0228/2000);
 Hautala, Lannoye and Maes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the Commission’s annual legislative
programme for 2000 (B5-0229/2000);
 Poettering, Grossetête, Elles, Fiori, Suominen and Van Velzen, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the
Commission’s work programme for 2000 (B5-0230/2000);
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 Wurtz, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the Commission’s work programme for 2000
(B5-0231/2000);
 Wallis, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the Commission’s work programme for 2000
(B5-0232/2000).

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 16.3.2000, Item 9.

9. Cocoa and chocolate products *** II (debate)

Mr Lannoye introduced his recommendation for second reading, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on
the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy, on the common position adopted by the Council
with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council directive relating to cocoa and chocolate
products intended for human consumption (9947/1/1999  C5-0252/1999  1996/0112(COD)
(A5-0047/2000).

The following spoke: Thyssen, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Whitehead, on behalf of the PSE Group,
Maaten, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Isler Béguin, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Boudjenah, on
behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Thomas Mann, on behalf of the UEN Group, Martinez, TDI Group, Bernié,
on behalf of the EDD Group, Schnellhardt, Van Brempt, Davies, Sjöstedt, Sandbæk, Grossetête, Ries, Meijer,
Bushill-Matthews, Paulsen, Arvidsson, Sterckx and Wallström, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 15.3.2000, Item 12.

10. Official welcome

On behalf of Parliament, the President welcomed Mr De Croo, Chairman of the Chamber of Representa-
tives of the Belgian Parliament, and a delegation from the Federal Consultative Committee on European
issues, of which Mr De Croo was also Chairman, who had taken their seats in the official gallery.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr IMBENI
Vice-President

The following spoke:
 Queiró who, reminding the House that it had adopted a resolution on press freedom in Angola on
17 February 2000 (see Minutes of that sitting, Item 24), stated that Mr Soares was being subjected to a
smear campaign by the Angolan government and called for the President of Parliament to protest to
the Angolan government;
 Seguro, who supported these remarks and added that the Angolan Ambassador in Paris had sent a
letter to the President of Parliament containing insulting sentiments regarding Mr Soares. He asked
whether this letter had received a reply and, if so, what had been the nature of the reponse; if not,
he insisted that the President stress that the attitude adopted by the Angolan government was quite
unacceptable;
 Pacheco Pereira, who agreed with the two previous speakers’ remarks and called for a firm and critical
response from the Council towards the Angolan government.

The President promised to ask the President of Parliament to address these complaints to the Angolan
authorities and to convey Mr Pacheco Pereira’s views to the Conseil.