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C 40/18 Official Journal of the European Communities EN 7.2.

2001

Tuesday 11 April 2000

 Banotti and Pack, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group on the World Education Forum (B5-0371/
2000);
 Van den Berg and Kinnock, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the World Education Forum
(B5-0380/2000);
 Lucas, Rod, Schörling, Maes and Boumediene-Thiery, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the
World Education Forum (B5-0384/2000);

V. TAIWAN
 Collins, on behalf of the UEN Group, on Taiwan (B5-0347/2000);
 Haarder, Watson, Plooij-van Gorsel and Ducarme, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the situation
in Taiwan (B5-0356/2000);
 Jarzembowski, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Palacio Vallelersundi, Langenhagen, Maij-Weggen and
Sacrédeus, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the Presidential Elections in the ROC on Taiwan
(B5-0372/2000);
 Gahrton and Nogueira Román, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on relations between the Peo-
ple’s Republic of China and Taiwan (B5-0388/2000);

Vote: Minutes of 13.4.2000, Items 18-26.

5. Postponement of discharge (1998 general budget)  EDF, other sections,
decentralised Community bodies (1998 discharge)  ECSC (1998 discharge)
 European Parliament/Ombudsman Annex (1998 discharge)  EAGGF,
Guarantee Section (1993, 1994 and 1995 discharge)  Control of EAGGF
Guarantee Section expenditure * (debate)

The next item was the joint debate on six reports drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Budgetary
Control.

Mrs Stauner introduced her report on the postponement of the granting of discharge for the implementa-
tion of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 1998 (SEC(1999) 412  C5-0006/
1999  1999/2050(DEC) (A5-0087/2000).

Mr Rühle introduced his report on the postponement of the granting of discharge to the Commission for
its financial management of the sixth, seventh and eighth European Development Funds for the financial
year 1998 (COM(1999) 227  C5-0003/1999  1999/2004(DEC)), on the granting of discharge to the
European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin) for the financial
year 1998 (C5-0150/2000  2000/2094(DEC)), on the granting of discharge to the European Centre for
the Development of Vocational Training (Thessaloniki) for the financial year 1998 (C5-0149/2000 
2000/2093(DEC)), on the ganting of discharge for the implementation of the general budget for the finan-
cial year 1998, Section IV  Court of Justice, Section V  Court of Auditors, Section VI, Part B  Com-
mittee of the Regions (SEC(1999) 414  C5-0008/1999  1999/2166(DEC)), on the postponement of the
decision on the granting of discharge for the EU general budget for the financial year 1998, Section VI,
Part A  Economic and Social Committee (SEC(1999) 414  C5-0008/1999  1999/2166(DEC))
(A5-0089/2000).

Mr Kuhne introduced his report on on giving discharge in respect of implementation of the general budget
for the financial year 1998, Section I  European Parliament/Annex: Ombudsman (SEC(1999) 414 
C5-0008/1999  1999/2051(DEC)) (A5-0097/2000).

Mr Mulder introduced his report on the granting of discharge to the Commission on the clearance of the
accounts in respect of the Guarantee Section of the EAGGF for the financial years 1993, 1994 and 1995
(C4-0128/1998  C4-0372/1998  C5-0167/2000  1997/2167(DEC)) (A5-0095/2000).

Mr Casaca introduced his report on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC)
No 723/97 on the implementation of Member States’ action programmes on control of EAGGF Guarantee
Section expenditure (COM(1999) 169  C4-0225/1999  1999/0091(CNS)) (A5-0079/2000).
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Mr Khanbhai introduced his report on the postponement of the granting of discharge to the Commission
for its management of the ECSC for the financial year 1998 ECSC (C5-0153/2000  2000/2077(DEC)).
(A5-0092/2000)

The following spoke: Deprez, draftsman for the Committee on Citizen’s Freedoms and Rights, Justice and
Home Affairs (on the document A5-0087/2000), Plooij-van Gorsel, draftsman for the Committee on
Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy (on the document A5-0087/2000), Koch, draftsman for
the Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism (on the document A5-0087/2000), Van den
Berg, draftsman for the Committee on Development and Cooperation (on the document A5-0089/2000),
Schreyer, Fischler, both Members of the Commission, Theato, Chairman of the Committee on Budgetary
Control, who spoke on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, and Morgan, on behalf of the PSE Group.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr COLOM i NAVAL
Vice-President

The following spoke: Mulder, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Rühle, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group,
Theato, on a technical matter, Seppänen, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Camre, on behalf of the
UEN Group, Frank Vanhecke, TDI Group, Bonde, on behalf of the EDD Group, Elles, Bösch, Van der
Laan, Staes, Caullery, Van Dam, Pomés Ruiz, Blak, Virrankoski, Nogueira Román, Langenhagen and Fer-
reira.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr FRIEDRICH
Vice-President

The following spoke: McCartin, Van Hulten, Bourlanges, McAvan, Pronk, Sakellariou, Heaton-Harris and
Schreyer.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 13.4.2000, Items 6-11.

(The sitting was suspended at 11.45 until voting time at 12.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Mr David MARTIN
Vice-President

VOTING TIME

6. Complementary health insurance (request for consultation)
Request by the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, on a proposal from the Conference of
Presidents (Rule 52), for consultation of the Economic and Social Committee.
(Simple majority)

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs had set 12 May 2000 as the deadline for the Economic
and Social Committee to give its opinion.

Parliament approved the request.

7. Electronic money institutions and credit institutions ***II (vote)
Recommendation for second reading: Kauppi  A5-0080/2000
(Qualified majority)

I. COMMON POSITION OF THE COUNCIL 12004/2/1999  C5-0306/1999  1998/0252(COD):

Commissioner Bolkestein stated the Commission’s position on the amendments, pursuant to Rule 80(5).