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17.8.2001

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Official Journal of the European Communities

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Chapter 11 (Staff in active employment)

Tuesday 12 December 2000

Item

1110

(Auxiliary staff)

CA/PA

− 200 000 €

Item 1141 (Annual leave travel expenses from place of employment to place of origin)

CA/PA

− 100 000 €

Item 1191 (Provisional appropriation)

CA/PA

− 160 700

TO:

Chapter 18 (Interinstitutional cooperation)

 

Item 1896 (Supplementary services for the translation department)

CA/PA

800 000 €

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The Committee on Budgets had considered proposal for transfer of appropriations No 68/2000 (C5-0624/

2000 SEC(2000) 2028).

Having noted the Council’s opinion, the committee decided, pursuant to Article 26(5)(b) of the Financial Regulation, to authorise the transfer in its entirety:

FROM:

 

Chapter

100 (Provisional appropriations)

CA/PA

− 89 660

TO:

Chapter 11 (Staff in active employment)

 

Item 1100 (Basic salaries)

CA/PA

89 660 €

The Committee on Budgets was of the opinion that the allocation of additional promotion points in the Committee’s promotions system was not acceptable. Additional points may only be given in extremely rare cases and then only by the Secretary-General. The Committee on Budgets requested the Economic and Social Committee to make these changes to its proposed promotions system.

6. 2001 budget (as modified by the Council) Use of the flexibility instrument (budgetary discipline) (debate)

The next item was the joint debate on two reports by the Committee on Budgets.

Mrs Haug and Mr Ferber introduced their report on the draft general budget of the European Union for

2001 as modified by the Council (all sections) (13830/2000 C5-0600/2000 1999/2190(BUD)) and

on letter of amendment 2/2001 to the draft general budget for 2001 (13833/2000 C5-0653/2000), Section I Parliament, Section II Council, Section III Commission, Section IV Court of Justice, Section V Court of Auditors, Section VI Economic and Social Committee, Section VII Committee of the Regions, Section VIII Ombudsman (A5-0380/2000).

Mr Colom i Naval introduced his report on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and the Council concerning the use of the flexibility instrument (Paragraph 24 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 6 May 1999 on budgetary discipline and improvement of the budgetary procedure) (SEC(2000) 2167 C5-0665/2000) (A5-0391/2000).

The following spoke: Parly, President-in-Office of the Council, Schreyer, Member of the Commission, Colom i Naval, rapporteur, who requested clarification which Mrs Parly gave, Jonathan Evans, draftsman of the opinion of the ITRE Committee, Maat, draftsman of the opinion of the AGRI Committee, Pohjamo, draftsman of the opinion of the RETT Committee, Van den Berg, draftsman of the opinion of the DEVE Committee, Avilés Perea, draftsman of the opinion of the FEMM Committee, Perry, draftsman of the opi- nion of the PETI Committee, Miguélez Ramos, draftsman of the opinion of the PECH Committee, Kuckelk- orn, draftsman of the opinion of the ECON Committee, Iivari, draftsman of the opinion of the CULT Committee, Elles, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Walter, on behalf of the PSE Group, Virrankoski, on behalf of the ELDR Group, and Rühle, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group.

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Tuesday 12 December 2000

(As it was now time for the joint debate on the European Council and the French Presidency, the debate was adjourned until after the joint debate (Item 14)).

IN THE CHAIR: Mrs FONTAINE

President

7. European Council French Presidency (statements with debate)

The next item was the joint debate on a European Council report and Commission and Council statements.

Mr Chirac, President-in-Office of the European Council and the Council, reported on the European Council meeting of 7 to 10 December 2000 in Nice and made a statement on the French Presidency.

Mr Prodi, President of the Commission, made a statement on the European Council meeting.

The following spoke: Poettering, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Barón Crespo, on behalf of the PSE Group, Cox on behalf of the ELDR Group, Lannoye, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Wurtz, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Pasqua, on behalf of the UEN Group, de Gaulle, TDI Group, Saint-Josse, on behalf of the EDD Group, Hager, Non-attached Member, and Chirac.

(As it was now voting time, the debate was adjourned to 15.00 (Item 13)).

IN THE CHAIR: Mr Gerhard SCHMID

Vice-President

VOTING TIME

8. Training of seafarers ***I (procedure without report) (vote)

Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the minimum level of training of seafarers (consolidated version) (COM(2000) 313 C5-0285/2000 2000/0131(COD)) Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market (Simple majority)

referred to

responsible: JURI opinion: EMPL, RETT

PROPOSAL FOR A DIRECTIVE (COM(2000) 313 C5-0285/2000 2000/0131(COD):

Parliament approved the Commission proposal (Item 1 of ‘Texts Adopted’).

9. Coffee and chicory extracts ***I (procedure without report) (vote)

Proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive 80/232/EEC as regards the range of nominal weights for coffee extracts and chicory extracts (COM(2000) 568 C5-0485/2000 2000/0235(COD)) Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy (Simple majority)

referred to

responsible: ENVI opinion: AGRI, ITRE, JURI

PROPOSAL FOR A DIRECTIVE (COM(2000) 568 C5-0485/2000 2000/0235(COD):

Parliament approved the Commission proposal (Item 2 of ‘Texts Adopted’)