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C 65 E/190 Official Journal of the European Communities EN 14.3.

2002

Thursday 5 July 2001

43. Membership of committees

At the request of the PPE-DE Group, Parliament ratified the appointment of Mr Brienza as member of the
DEVE Committee.

44. Referral to committees  Authorisation to draw up reports  Hughes pro-


cedure

LIBE had been asked for an opinion on:

By letter of 29 June 2001 the President of Parliament had consulted the AFCO Committe on specific
provisions concerning public access to European Parliament’s documents following the entry into force
on 3 June 2001 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 of the European Parliament and the Council of
30 May 2001 (Decision of Conference of Presidents of 28 June 2001) (REG 012135) (opinion: LIBE)

The Committee on Employment had been appointed Committee responsible for a European Parliament
and Council Regulation amending, for the benefit of European parliamentary assistants, Council Regulation
(EEC) No 1408/71 on the application of social security schemes to employed persons, self-employed per-
sons and to members of their families moving within the Community, and Council Regulation (EEC)
No 574/72 laying down the procedure for implementing Regulation (EEC) No 1408/71 (COM(2001) 344
 C5-0279/2001  2001/0137(COD))
The Committee on Legal Affairs, originally committee responsible, was now asked for an opinion.

Pursuant to the decision of the Conference of Presidents of 28 June 2001, the Commitee on Economic
Affairs was authorised exceptionally, derogating from the procedure under Article 3(4) of the Bureau deci-
sion of 15 June 2000, to draw up a report (COS) on the document XXXth Report on competition policy
2000:
(SEC(2001) )694  C5-0312/2001  2001/2130(COS))

Hughes procedure

The Hughes procedure would be applied to the following reports:

ECON:
 e-Commerce and financial services (COM(2001) 66  C5-0257/2001  2001/2119 (COS)) (Opinions:
JURI, ITRE, ENVI)
Hughes procedure between ECON and JURI, pursuant to the decision of the Conference of Presidents
of 5 July 2001

ENVI:
 White Paper: strategy for a future chemicals policy (COM(2001) 88  C5-0258/2001  2001/
2118(COS)) (Opinions: JURI, ITRE)
Hughes procedure between ENVI, ITRE and JURI, pursuant to the decision of the Conference of Presi-
dents of 5 July 2001

Authorisation to draw up own-initiative reports

ITRE:
 Openness and democracy in international trade (INI 012093)
(Opinions: AFCO, DEVE, EMPL, ENVI)
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Authorisation to draw up a recommendation to the Council pursuant to Rule 107:

The Conference of Presidents at its meeting of 18 June 2001 had authorised the LIBE Committee to draw
up a recommendation to the Council pursuant to Article 39(3) of the EU Treaty and Rule 107 concerning
combating computer-related crime. (The procedure COM(2000) 890  C5-0143/2001  2001/2070
(COS) which had begun following the authorisation of 2 May 2001, would therefore lapse).

Authorisation to draw up legislative initiative reports:

At its meeting of 5 July the Conference of Presidents had decided to authorise:


 the EMPL Committee to draw up a leglislative initiative report pursuant to Rule 59 on illiteracy and
social exclusion
(INI 012340)
 the CULT committee to draw up a legislative initiative report pursuant to Rule 59 on cultural co-
operation in the European Union
(INI 002323) (See also authorisation to modify title below)

Modification of titles of reports already authorised by the Conference of Presdents:

CULT:
 cultural cooperation in the European Union
(Authorisation of Conference of Presidents of 5 July 2001)
(INI 002323  Minutes of 18/01/2001)
(Former title: Culture in Europe)

DEVE:
 basic education in developing countries in the context of the UNGA Special Session on Children in
September 2001
(Authorisation of the Conference of Presidents of 5 July 2001)
(INI 012030  Minutes of 3 July 2001
(Former title: Access to education for children in developing countries)

AFET:
 regular report for the year 2000 by the Commission on progress by [name of candidate country]
towards accession (COS/1997/2171 to 2181 and COS 1999/2029)

The titles of the reports would be modified as follows:

‘Report on [name of candidate country]’s membership application to the European Union and the state of
negotiations’
(Authorisation of the Conference of Presidents of 5 July 2001

45. Written declarations (Rule 51)

Pursuant to Rule 51(3), the President announced the number of signatures to these declarations:

No of document Author Signatures

6/2001 Isler Béguin, Rod, Rocard and Flemming 93

7/2001 Brie, Frahm, Lagendijk, Theorin and Wiersma 63

8/2001 Muscardini, Nobilia, Turchi, Berlato and Musumeci 15

9/2001 Buitenweg, Heaton-Harris, Van Hulten, Van der Laan and Thorning-Schmidt 14