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17.8.

2001 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 232/87

Wednesday 13 December 2000

Question 46 by Mr Trakatellis: Thessaloniki underground rail system


Mr Bolkestein answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Trakatellis.

Question 47 by Mr Sjöstedt: Free movement of goods and the right to strike


Mr Bolkestein answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Sjöstedt.

Question 48 by Mr Alavanos: Degrees awarded by UK universities with branches in Greece, and Directive
89/48/EEC
Mr Bolkestein answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Theonas.

Question 49 by Mrs Korhola: Transport links across the straits between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden
Mr Bolkestein answered the question and supplementaries by Mrs Korhola and Mr Sjöstedt.

The President announced that questions which had not been answered would receive written answers.

The President closed Question Time to the Commission.

(The sitting was suspended at 19.20 and resumed at 21.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Mr WIEBENGA


Vice-President

27. European digital content and linguistic diversity * (debate)

Mrs Gill introduced her report, on behalf of the Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and
Energy, on the proposal for a Council decision adopting a Multiannual Community programme to stimu-
late the development and use of European digital content on the global networks and to promote linguistic
diversity in the Information Society (COM(2000) 323 > C5-0462/2000 > 2000/0128(CNS)) (A5-0390/
2000).
Draftsman of opinion (enhanced Hughes procedure): Mrs Fraisse (CULT).

The following spoke: Fraisse, draftsman of the opinion of the CULT Committee, Fourtou, draftsman of the
opinion of the JURI Committee, Seppänen, draftsman of the opinion of the BUDG Committee, Rübig, on
behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Zorba, on behalf of the PSE Group, Echerer, on behalf of the Verts/ALE
Group, Hieronymi, Caudron and Liikanen, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.12.2000, Item 14.

28. Assessment and management of environmental noise ***I (debate)

The next item was the report by Mr De Roo, on behalf of the Committee on the Environment, Public
Health and Consumer Policy, on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive relating to
the assessment and management of environmental noise (COM(2000) 468 > C5-0411/2000 > 2000/
0194(COD)) (A5-0378/2000).

On behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Mrs Oomen-Ruijten asked for the report to be referred back to committee
under Rule 144.

The following spoke on this request: Schierhuber, Meijer and De Roo, rapporteur.

Parliament rejected the request by EV (34 for, 38 against, 0 abstentions).

Mr De Roo introduced his report.


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The following spoke: Oomen-Ruijten, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Scheele, on behalf of the PSE
Group, Meijer, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Moreira Da Silva, Van Brempt, García-Orcoyen Tormo,
Bowe, Florenz, Lange, Rübig, Doyle and Liikanen, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.12.2000, Item 10.

29. Additives other than colours and sweeteners ***II (debate)

Mr Lannoye introduced his recommendation for second reading, on behalf of the Committee on the Envir-
onment, Public Health and Consumer Policy, on the common position adopted by the Council with a view
to adopting a European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive 95/2/EC on food additives
other than colours and sweeteners (9662/1/2000 > C5-0425/2000 > 1999/0158(COD)) (A5-0347/2000).

The following spoke: Thyssen, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Whitehead, on behalf of the PSE Group,
Arvidsson and Liikanen, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.12.2000, Item 7.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr FRIEDRICH


Vice-President

30. Official inspections in the field of animal nutrition ***III (debate)

Mr Staes introduced the report of Parliament’s Delegation to the Conciliation Committee, on the joint text,
approved by the Conciliation Committee, concerning the proposal for a European Parliament and Council
directive amending Directive 95/53/EC fixing the principles governing the organisation of official inspec-
tions in the field of animal nutrition (C5-0499/2000 > 1998/0301(COD)) (A5-0372/2000).

The following spoke: Klaß and Liikanen, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.12.2000, Item 6.

31. Sustainable urban development ***I (debate)

Mrs Patrie, deputising for the rapporteur, introduced the report by Mrs Lienemann, on behalf of the Com-
mittee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Policy, on the proposal for a European Parlia-
ment and Council decision on a Community Framework for cooperation to promote sustainable urban
development (COM(1999) 557 > C5-0309/1999 > 1999/0233(COD)) (A5-0350/2000).
Draftsman of opinion (Hughes procedure). Mr Bakopoulos (RETT).

The following spoke: Doyle, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Riitta Myller, on behalf of the PSE Group,
Hyland, on behalf of the UEN Group, García-Orcoyen Tormo, Hulthén and Liikanen, Member of the Com-
mission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.12.2000, Item 11.