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 Lucas, Maes, Rod, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye and Schörling, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on fam-
ine in Ethiopia (B5-0392/2000);
 Corrie, Johan Van Hecke and de Sarnez, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on famine in Ethiopia
(B5-0395/2000).

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.4.2000, Item 9.

18. Stabilisation and association process for countries of south-eastern Europe
(debate)

Mr Lagendijk introduced his report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human
Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy, on the Commission communication on the stabilisation
and association process for countries of south-eastern Europe (COM(1999) 235  C5-0124/1999 
1999/2126(COS)) (A5-0069/2000).

The following spoke: Seixas de Costa, President-in-Office of the Council, Pack, on behalf of the PPE-DE
Group, Souladakis, on behalf of the PSE Group, Dybkjær, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Korakas, on behalf
of the GUE/NGL Group, Belder, on behalf of the EDD Group, Swoboda, Alavanos, Posselt, Napoletano and
Patten, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 13.4.2000, Item 31.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr PUERTA
Vice-President

19. Question Time (questions to the Council)

Parliament considered a number of questions to the Council (B5-0216/2000).

Question 1 by Mr Korakas: Flagrant violation by Turkey of the rule of law and human rights
Question 2 by Mr Bakopoulos: Violation of human rights by Turkey
Question 3 by Mr Theonas: Continued muzzling of freedom of expression and violation of the rule of law
by Turkey

Mr Seixas da Costa, President-in-Office of the Council, answered the question and supplementaries by
Mr Korakas, Mr Bakopoulos, Mr Theonas and Mr Bakopoulos.

Question 4 by Mr Alyssandrakis: Blatant persecution and violation of the rights of the Assyrian-Chaldeans
in Turkey

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Alyssandrakis.

Question 5 by Mr Alavanos: Renewed tension in Kosovo

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Alavanos, Mr Purvis and Mrs Frahm.

Question 6 by Mr Souladakis: Protection of European undertakings in Kosovo

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Souladakis, Mrs Korhola and
Mr Posselt.

Question 7 by Mr Andersson: Joint efforts to coordinate IT development

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Andersson and Mr Rübig.
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Question 8 by Mr Hyland lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 9 by Mrs Izquierdo Rojo: Women in the new CFSP decision-making bodies
Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and a supplementary by Mrs Izquierdo Rojo.

Question 10 by Mrs Korhola: Participation of research partners from the developing countries in environ-
mental research programmes funded by the EU
Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and a supplementary by Mrs Korhola, to whom Mr Seixas da
Costa undertook to forward a more detailed reply in writing.

Question 11 by Mr Gallagher lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 12 by Mr Seppänen: Common defence policy at the IGC

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Seppänen and Mr Sjöstedt.

Question 13 by Mr Papayannakis: Violation of the right to freedom of expression

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Sjöstedt, deputising for the author.

Questions 14 to 31 would receive written answers.

The President closed Question Time.

(The sitting was suspended at 19.00 and resumed at 21.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Mr VIDAL-QUADRAS ROCA
Vice-President

20. Action plan for financial markets & Supplementary pensions (debate)

The next item was the joint debate on two reports drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Economic
and Monetary Affairs.

Mr García-Margallo y Marfil introduced his report on the Commission communication on implementing
the framework for financial markets: Action Plan (COM(1999) 232  C5-0114/1999  1999/2117(COS))
(A5-0059/2000).

Mr Kuckelkorn introduced his report on the Commission communication: Towards a single market for
supplementary pensions  Results of the consultations on the Green Paper on supplementary pensions
in the single market (COM(1999) 134  C5-0135/1999  1999/2131(COS)) (A5-0053/2000).
Draftsmen of opinions (Hughes Procedure): Hermange (EMPL) and Ferri (JURI)

The following spoke: Medina Ortega, draftsman of the opinion of the Committee on Legal Affairs and the
Internal Market (on A5-0059/2000), Plooij-van Gorsel, draftsman of the opinion of the Committee on
Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy, (on A5-0059/2000), Ferri, draftsman of the opinion of
the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market (on A5-0053/2000), Hermange, draftsman of the
opinion of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (on A5-0053/2000), Lulling, draftsman of
the opinion of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Equal Opportunities (on A5-0053/2000), Kauppi,
on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Goebbels, on behalf of the PSE Group, Olle Schmidt, on behalf of the
ELDR Group, Lipietz, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Herman Schmid, on behalf of the GUE/NGL
Group, Blokland, on behalf of the EDD Group, von Wogau, Randzio-Plath, chairman of the Committee
on Economic and Monetary Affairs, Knörr Borràs, Ainardi, Tannock, Bullmann, Vachetta, Karas, Van den
Burg, Laguiller, Radwan, Ettl, Peijs, Balfe, Fatuzzo, Niebler, Pronk, Menrad, Bolkestein, Member of the
Commission, Plooij-van Gorsel, who put a question to the Commission and Bolkestein in reply.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 13.4.2000, Items 32 and 33.