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2000 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 377/393

Friday 17 March 2000

 Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: Designing tomor-
row’s education  Promoting innovation with new technologies (COM(2000) 23 
C5-0147/2000  2000/2090(COS))
referred to responsible: CULT
opinion: ITRE, EMPL

4. Transfer of appropriations
The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 4/2000
(SEC(2000) 233  C5-0089/2000).

It had decided to authorise, pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, the transfer in accor-
dance with the following breakdown:


Chapter B7-54 (cooperation with the Balkan countries)
 Article B7-546 (Assistance for the reconstruction of Kosovo) CA − 35 000 000 €
PA − 20 000 000 €


Chapter B7-53 (other Community initiatives for the countries of central and eastern
Europe, the New Independent States, Mongolia and the countries of the western
 Article B7-532 (macroeconomic assistance to the countries of the western
Balkans) CA 35 000 000 €
PA 20 000 000 €

5. Referral to committees  Authorisation to draw up reports
Referral to committees

The Committee on Petitions had been asked for an opinion on:
 Commission report to the European Council: Better lawmaking 1999 (COM(1999) 562  C5-0279/
1999  1999/2197(COS)) (responsible: JURI; already asked for an opinion: AFCO)
 Proposal for a European Parliament and Council recommendation on mobility within the Community
for students, persons undergoing training, young volunteers, teachers and trainers (COM(1999) 708 
C5-0052/2000  2000/0021(COD)) (responsible: CULT; already asked for opinions: EMPL, BUDG,
 Proposal for a Council directive extending the freedom to provide cross-border services to third-coun-
try nationals established within the Community (COM(1999) 3  C5-0050/2000  1999/0013(CNS))
(responsible: JURI; already asked for opinions: BUDG, LIBE, EMPL).

By letter of 18.11.1999, the President of Parliament had referred, within the meaning of Rule 180(1),
to AFCO an interpretation of point 13 (first paragraph) of Annex II of the Rules of Procedure (REG

By letter of 15.3.2000, the President of Parliament had asked AFCO for an opinion on the drawing up of a
report on amending Parliament’s decision of 9.3.1994 concerning the statute and general conditions for
the fulfilment of the tasks of the Ombudsman (ACI 002091).
Asked for an opinion: BUDG and PETI.

The following had been authorised on 20 January 2000 to draw up reports:

Committee on Fisheries:
 The common fisheries policy and the challenge of globalisation
(INI 002027)
(asked for an opinon: ITRE)
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 Fisheries: safety and the causes of accidents (INI 002028)
(asked for opinons: EMPL, RETT)

Committee on Petitions:
 The institute of petitions at the dawn of the 21st century (INI 002026)

6. Membership of committees
At the request of the PPE-DE and PSE Groups, Parliament ratified the following appointments:
 AFET: Mr Lamassoure to replace Mr Fabra Vallés,
 ITRE: Mr Vidal-Quadras Roca to replace Mr Lamassoure,
 JURI: Mr Camisón Asensio to replace Mr Galeote Quecedo,
 PECH: Mrs Taylor to replace Mr Ford,
 PETI: Mr Camisón Asensio to replace Mrs Zabell.

7. ECB foreign reserve assets * (vote)
Report: Goebbels  A5-0042/2000
(Simple majority)

ECB RECOMMENDATION (ECB/1999/1  C5-0202/1999  1999/0817(CNS)):

Parliament approved the recommendation (Item 1 of ‘Texts Adopted’).


Parliament adopted the legislative resolution (Item 1 of ‘Texts Adopted’).

Explanations of vote were made by the following Members:
# in writing: Bordes and Butel

8. CAP: information measures * (debate and vote)
Mrs Izquierdo Rojo introduced her report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural
Development, on the proposal for a Council regulation on information measures relating to the common
agricultural policy (COM(1999) 536  C5-0249/1999  1999/0209(CNS)) (A5-0046/2000).

The following spoke: Fiori, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Busk, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Graefe zu
Baringdorf, Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, on behalf of the Verts/
ALE Group, Figueiredo, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, McCartin and Liikanen, Member of the Com-

The President closed the debate.

(Simple majority)

PROPOSAL FOR A REGULATION COM(1999) 536  C5-0249/1999  1999/0209(CNS)

Amendments adopted: 1 to 6, 8, 10 and 11 collectively; 9; 7

Amendments rejected: 13 by RCV (GUE/NGL); 12

Separate vote: amendment 9 (ELDR)

Parliament approved the proposal as amended (Item 2 of ‘Texts Adopted’).