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over of an amount of € 26 000 000 for budget article C200 (Rent) and an amount of € 398 877 98 for
budget article C208 (Other expenditure) from the 1999 to the 2000 budget, and dealt with making the
appropriations available for the refurbishment of the two Belliard buildings
(SEC(2000) 229 ) C5-0096/2000).

The Committee on Budgets had decided to approve the carry-over, but subject to the presentation by the
Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions (hereafter referred to as the two Com-
mittees), of the following documents and information to the budgetary authority:
(1) A copy of the legally binding leasehold contract with the owner of the Belliard buildings.
(2) Full information on the legally binding plans as to how the buildings will be refurbished and equipped
and how the requirements of the European Commission’s standard EU Office Building standards
(the so-called ‘Blue Book’) would be fulfilled (list of specifications and list of works).
(3) A calculation about which part of the lease amounts related to the refurbishment works to be per-
formed by the owner, and a calculation of what the financial impact would be of the advance pay-
ment of € 26 million on the annual lease amounts.
(4) The timetable for the refitting works and what sanctions were agreed if the owner of the buildings
does not respect that timetable.
(5) Information about which legal guarantees would be put in place to safeguard the correct use of the
advance payment of € 26 million, and to safeguard that the sanctions referred to in paragraph 4 could
be executed.

The requested information and documents were to be made available to the budgetary authority before the
payment of the amount of € 26 million as an advance payment for the future leasehold to the owner of
the buildings were made.

Furthermore, it was understood that the two Committees would keep the budgetary authority informed on
the refurbishment works through 3-monthly progress reports.

5. IGC (debate)

The next item was the report drawn up by Mr Dimitrakopoulos and Mr Leinen, on behalf of the Commit-
tee on Constitutional Affairs, on the European Parliament’s proposals for the Intergovernmental Conference
(14094/1999 ) C5-0341/1999 ) 1999/0825(CNS)) (A5-0086/2000).

The President informed the House that the UEN Group had moved the report’s inadmissibility, pursuant to
Rule 143(1).

Mr Ribeiro e Castro explained the motion.

The following spoke: Berthu, Dimitrakopoulos, co-rapporteur, Leinen, co-rapporteur, and Brok, Chairman
of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs.

Parliament rejected the motion by RCV (UEN).

Mr Dimitrakopoulos and Mr Leinen introduced their report.

The following spoke: Brok, draftsman for the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common
Security and Defence Policy, Theato, draftsman for the Committee on Budgetary Control, Palacio Valleler-
sundi, draftsman for the Committee on Citizen’s Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs, von
Wogau, draftsman for the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs, De Clercq, draftsman for the
Committee on Legal Affairs, Colom i Naval, draftsman for the Committee on Budgets, Plooij-van Gorsel,
draftsman for the Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy, Pronk, draftsman for the
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Graefe zu Baringdorf, draftsman for the Committee on
Agriculture and Rural Development, Langenhagen, draftsman for the Committee on Fisheries, Karamanou,
draftsman for the Committee on Women’s Rights and Equal Opportunities, Gama, President-in-Office of
the Council, and Poettering, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group.
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The following spoke: Tsatsos, on behalf of the PSE Group, Duff, on behalf of the ELDR Group and Fras-
soni, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group.


The following spoke: Puerta, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Berthu, on behalf of the UEN Group,
Bonde, on behalf of the EDD Group, Hager, Non-attached Member, Sánchez García, draftsman for the
Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism, Barnier, Member of the Commission, Maij-Weg-
gen, Barón Crespo, Malmström, Voggenhuber, Sjöstedt, Collins, Van Dam, Sichrovsky, Beazley, Corbett,
Flesch and MacCormick.

(The debate was interrupted at this point for voting time and would continue at 15.00 (Item 16))



6. Additionality (vote)
Motion for a resolution B5-0241, 0316, 0317, 0318 and 0321/2000
(Simple majority)

The debate was held on 17 March 2000 (Minutes of that sitting, Item 10).

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION RC B5-0241/2000 (replacing B5-0241, 0316, 0317, 0318 and
tabled by the following Members:
Bradbourn, Jonathan Evans and Jarzembowski, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group,
Simpson, on behalf of the PSE Group,
Davies, Attwooll, Clegg, Wallis, Watson and Pohjamo, on behalf of the ELDR Group,
Jillian Evans, MacCormick and Nogueira Román, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group,
Collins, on behalf of the UEN Group
(Mr Markov had also signed the joint motion, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group).

RCV: paragraph 5 (ELDR)

Split vote:
recital A (PSE):
1st part: text without the words ‘to projects cofinanced from the Structural Funds’: adopted
2nd part: these words: adopted by EV (183 for, 138 against, 4 abstentions)

Parliament adopted the resolution by RCV (ELDR, Verts/ALE) (Item 1 of ‘Texts Adopted’).

7. Agricultural statistics for 1999-2003 ***II (vote)
Recommendation for second reading, in the form of a letter, with a view to adopting a European and
Council Decision on the application of aerial-survey and remote-sensing techniques to the agricultural
statistics for 1999-2003 (13300/1/1999 ) C5-0065/2000 ) 1998/0296(COD)) ) Committee on Agri-
culture and Rural Development
(Qualified majority)

COMMON POSITION OF THE COUNCIL (13300/1/1999 ) C5-0065/2000 ) 1998/0296(COD):

The common position was approved as amended (Item 2 of ‘Texts Adopted’).

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