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C 223/14

Official Journal of the European Communities

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8.8.2001

Monday 13 November 2000

10. Money laundering, seizing and confiscation of proceeds from crime * Protocol amending Europol Convention * Improving mutual assistance in criminal matters * (debate)

The next item was the debate on three reports, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Citizens’ Free- doms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.

Mr Marinho introduced his report on the initiative of the French Republic with a view to the adoption of a Council Framework Decision on money laundering, the identification, tracing, freezing, seizing and con- fiscation of instrumentalities and the proceeds from crime (10232/2000 C5-0393/2000 2000/ 0814(CNS)) (A5-0313/2000).

Mr Watson, chairman of the Committee on Citizens’ Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs, introduced the report drawn up by Mrs Karamanou on the initiative from the Portuguese Republic with

a view to adopting a Council Act on the drawing up on the basis of Article 43(1) of the Convention on

the establishment of a European Police Office (Europol Convention) of a Protocol amending Article 2 and

the Annex to that Convention (9426/2000 C5-0359/2000 2000/0809(CNS)) (A5-0312/2000).

Mrs Roure introduced her report on the initiative from the French Republic with a view to the adoption of

a Convention on improving mutual assistance in criminal matters (10213/2000 C5-0394/2000 2000/0815(CNS)) (A5-0314/2000).

The following spoke: Lehne, draftsman of the opinion of the JURI committee, Dimitrakopoulos, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, and Terrón i Cusí, on behalf of the PSE Group.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr PUERTA

Vice-President

The following spoke: Boumediene-Thiery, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Papayannakis, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Andrews, on behalf of the UEN Group, Newton Dunn, MacCormick, Theonas, Camre, Palacio Vallelersundi, Laguiller, Pirker, Coelho, Graça Moura and Vitorino, Member of the Commis- sion.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.11.2000, Items 11 to 13.

11. Provisional Judicial Cooperation Unit * (debate)

Mrs Gebhardt introduced her report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Citizens’ Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs on the initiative from the Portuguese Republic, the French Republic, the Kingdom of Sweden and the Kingdom of Belgium with a view to the adoption of a Decision setting up a Provisional Judicial Cooperation Unit (10356/2000 C5-0395/2000 2000/0816(CNS)) (A5-0317/

2000).

The following spoke: Palacio Vallelersundi, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Boumediene-Thiery, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Crowley, on behalf of the UEN Group, Turco, TDI Group, Krarup, on behalf of the EDD Group, Cederschiöld and Vitorino, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.11.2000, Item 14.