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C 232/20 Official Journal of the European Communities EN 17.8.

2001

Tuesday 12 December 2000

(2001/C 232/02) MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Mr PUERTA


Vice-President

1. Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 09.05.

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Mr Posselt announced that a number of Members’ assistants had not been admitted that morning to the
bus transporting Members from a hotel in town to Parliament, even though the bus had been virtually
empty; he protested at what he described as a bureaucratic decision and asked for the matter to be referred
to the Quaestors (the President undertook to do so).

2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Mr Dary had informed the Chair that he had been present the previous day but that his name was not on
the attendance register.

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

3. Topical and urgent debate (motions for resolutions tabled)

The President had received from the following Members or political groups requests for the inclusion in
the debate on topical and urgent subjects of major importance of motions for resolutions pursuant to
Rule 50:
I. 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNHCR
5 Sylla, Frahm, Di Lello Finuoli, Fraisse, Herman Schmid, Seppänen, Manisco and Papayiannakis, on
behalf of the GUE/NGL Group: the 50th anniversary of the UNHCR (B5-0901/2000);
5 Maij-Weggen, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group: the 50th anniversary of UNHCR (B5-0908/2000);
5 Mendiluce Pereiro, Van den Berg and Terrón i Cusí, on behalf of the PSE Group: the United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (B5-0913/2000);
5 Muscardini and Collins, on behalf of the UEN Group: UNHCR 50th anniversary (B5-0921/2000);
5 Wuori, Frassoni, Boumediene-Thiery, Lambert and Maes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group:
50th anniversary of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (B5-0922/2000);
5 Watson, on behalf of the ELDR Group: 50th anniversary of the United Nations High Commis-
sioner for Refugees (B5-0928/2000);

II. POLITICAL PRISONERS IN SERBIA AND INSTABILITY ON THE BORDERS OF KOSOVO


5 Dupuis, Bonino, Pannella, Turco, Dell’Alba, Della Vedova and Cappato, on behalf of the TDI
Group: Kosovan prisoners in Serbia and the requirement to comply with rulings by the Interna-
tional Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (B5-0899/2000);
5 Markov, Frahm and Morgantini, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group: political prisoners in Serbia
and instablity in Kosovo (B5-0902/2000);
5 Pack, Oostlander and Posselt, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group: political prisoners in FRY
(B5-0909/2000);