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The following spoke: Keppelhoff-Wiechert, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, and Fischler, Member of the
Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.4.2000, Item 7.

36. COM in milk * (debate)
Mr Maat introduced his report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Develop-
ment, on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) 1255/1999 on the common
organisation of the market in milk and milk products (COM(1999) 608 5 C5-0047/2000 5 1999/
0246(CNS) (A5-0074/2000).

The following spoke: Coelho, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Van Hulten, on behalf of the PSE Group,
Pesälä, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Wyn, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Mathieu, on behalf of the
EDD Group, Nicholson, Blak, Busk, Van Dam and Fischler, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.4.2000, Item 8.

37. Vertical restraints (debate)
Mrs Thyssen introduced her report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Economic and Monetary
Affairs, draft guidelines on Vertical Restraints (C5-0009/2000 5 2000/2003(COS)) (A5-0077/2000).

The following spoke: Kauppi, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Medina Ortega, on behalf of the PSE Group,
and Fischler, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.4.2000, Item 10.

38. Communication of common positions of the Council
Pursuant to Rule 74(1), the President announced that had received from the Council the following com-
mon positions, together with the reasons which had led to their adoption, and the Commission’s positions
on:
5 Common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European and Council directive
amending Directive 95/18/EC on the licensing of railway undertakings (C5-0176/2000 5 1998/
0266(COD))
referred to responsible: RETT
(forwarded to the committee asked for an opinion at first reading: ECON)
legal basis: Article 71 EC
5 Common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European and Council directive
relating to the allocation of railway infrastructure capacity and the levying of charges for the use of
railway infrastructure and safety certification (C5-0177/2000 5 1998/0267(COD))
referred to responsible: RETT
(forwarded to the committee asked for an opinion at first reading: ECON)
legal basis: Article 71 EC
5 Common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European and Council directive
amending Directive 91/440/EEC on the development of the Community’s railways (C5-0178/2000 5
1998/0265(COD))
referred to responsible: RETT
(forwarded to the committee asked for an opinion at first reading: ECON)
legal basis: Article 71 EC
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5 Common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Coun-
cil directive on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the front underrun
protection of motor vehicles and amending Council Directive 70/156/EEC (C5-0179/2000 5 1999/
0007(COD))
referred to responsible: JURI
(forwarded to committees asked for opinions at first reading: ITRE, RETT)
legal basis: Article 95 EC
5 Common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a proposal for a European and a
Council recommendation providing for minimum criteria for environmental inspections in Member
States (C5-0181/2000 5 1998/0358(COD))
referred to responsible: ENVI
(forwarded to the committee asked for an opinion at first reading: JURI)
legal basis: Article 175(1) EC
5 Common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a proposal for a European and a
Council directive on limit values for benzene and carbon monoxide in ambient air (C5-0182/2000 5
1998/0333(COD))
referred to responsible: ENVI
legal basis: Article 175(1) EC
The three-month period available to Parliament to deliver its opinion would therefore begin the following
day, 14 April 2000.

39. Agenda for next sitting
The President referred Members to the document ‘Agenda’ (PE 289.395/OJVE).

40. Closure of sitting
The sitting closed at 20.20.

Julian Priestley Jan-Kees Wiebenga
Secretary-General Vice-President