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2001 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 59/75

Wednesday 17 May 2000

22. Question Time (questions to the Council)

The President informed the House that, as the debates had overrun, Question Time would be shorter than
usual, since the Council could not be present after 19.00.

Parliament considered a number of questions to the Council (B5-0220/2000)

Question 1 by Mr Alavanos: Undesirable persons in Turkey

Mr Seixas da Costa, President-in-Office of the Council, answered the question and a supplementary by
Mr Alavanos.

Mr Purvis spoke on the order in which questions were taken.

Question 2 by Mrs Isler Béguin: Dispute between Armenia and Turkey

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and a supplementary by Mrs Isler Béguin.

Question 3 by Mr Purvis: EU-Jordan Association Agreement

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

Question 4 by Mr Fitzsimons lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 5 by Mr Crowley: Culture and the WTO

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Crowley and Mr Rübig.

Questions 6 and 7 by Mr Hyland and Mr Andrews respectively lapsed as their authors were absent.

Question 8 by Mrs Izquierdo Rojo: EU agriculture budget paying for the UN mission in Kosovo

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mrs Izquierdo Rojo and Mr Korakas.

Question 9 by Mr Collins lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 10 by Mr Seppänen: Financial assistance to European-level parties

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question.

Mrs Kauppi spoke.

Question 11 by Mrs Ahern lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 12 by Mr Bowis had been withdrawn as its author was unwell. It would receive a written
answer.

Question 13 by Mr Papayannakis: Turkish incursion into Iraq

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

Question 14 by Mr Gallagher: European charter for small companies

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Gallagher and David Martin.

Question 15 by Mrs Cerdeira Morterero: Specific directive to combat discrimination against the disabled

Question 16 by Mrs Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou: Combating discrimination

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the questions and supplementaries by Mrs Cerdeira Morterero and
Mrs Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou.

Question 17 by Mr Howitt lapsed as its author was absent.


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Question 18 by Mrs Kinnock: Burma

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

Question 19 by Mrs Riis-Jørgensen lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 20 by Mr Gahrton: Decision-making powers of the Euro 11

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Gahrton and Mrs Sandbæk.

The President informed the House that questions which had not been answered would receive written
answers.

The President closed Question Time.

(The sitting was suspended at 19.05 and resumed at 21.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Mr MARINHO


Vice-President

23. Telecommunications/radio spectrum policy (debate)

The next item was a joint debate on two reports, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Industry,
External Trade, Research and Energy.

Mr Paasilinna introduced his report on the communication from the Commission to the European Parlia-
ment, the Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the fifth
Report on the implementation of the Telecommunications Regulatory Package (COM(1999) 537 C
C5-0112/2000 C 2000/2072(COS)) (A5-0094/2000)

Mr Alyssandrakis introduced his report on the communication from the Commission to the Council, the
European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Next
Steps in Radio Spectrum Policy C Results of the Public Consultation on the Green Paper (COM(1999) 538
C C5-0113/2000 C 2000/2073(COS)) (A5-0122/2000)

The following spoke: Harbour, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Glante, on behalf of the PSE Group, Thors,
on behalf of the ELDR Group, Ortuondo Larrea, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Seppänen, on behalf of
the GUE/NGL Group, Niebler, Caudron, Matikainen-Kallström, Read, Rübig and Liikanen, Member of the
Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 18.5.2000, Items 17 and 18.

24. Coherent European approach for space (debate)

Mr Alyssandrakis introduced his report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Industry, External Trade,
Research and Energy on the Commission working document: Towards a coherent European Approach for
space (SEC(1999) 789 C C5-0336/1999 C 1999/2213(COS)) (A5-0119/2000)

The following spoke: Radwan, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Caudron, on behalf of the PSE Group,
Plooij-van Gorsel, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Fatuzzo and Busquin, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 18.5.2000, Item 19.