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5.6.

2003 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 131 E/13

Thursday 25 April 2002

(2003/C 131 E/02) MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Mr FRIEDRICH


Vice-President

1. Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 09.05.

2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Mrs Fourtou had informed the Chair that she had been present at the previous day’s sitting but that her
name was not on the attendance register.

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


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Mr Nogueira Román announced that 11 people had died the previous day in a shipwreck off the Spanish
coast; they had been coming from Africa in an attempt to enter the European Union illegally; he stressed
the need to find a solution to such attempted illegal entry which often ended in tragedy (the President took
note of his remarks).

3. Fishing fleets (debate)

Mr Kindermann introduced his report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Fisheries, on the annual
report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the results of the multi-
annual guidance programmes for the fishing fleets at the end of 2000 (COM(2001) 541  C5-0007/
2002  2002/2006(COS)) (A5-0092/2002).

The following spoke: Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Stihler, on behalf of the
PSE Group, Busk, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Hudghton, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Van Dam,
on behalf of the EDD Group, Maat and Fischler, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Item 20.

4. Reception of applicants for asylum in Member States * (debate)

Mr Hernández Mollar introduced his report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Citizens’ Freedoms
and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs, on a proposal for a Council directive laying down minimum stan-
dards on the reception of applicants for asylum in Member States (COM(2001) 181  C5-0248/2001 
2001/0091(CNS)) (A5-0112/2002).

The following spoke: Volcic, draftsman of the opinion of the AFET Committee, Medina Ortega, draftsman
of the opinion of the JURI Committee, Flautre, draftsman of the opinion of the EMPL Committee, Pirker,
on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Swiebel, on behalf of the PSE Group, Olle Schmidt, on behalf of the ELDR
Group, Sylla, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Krarup, on behalf of the EDD Group, Borghezio,
Non-attached Member, and Coelho.
C 131 E/14 Official Journal of the European Union EN 5.6.2003

Thursday 25 April 2002

IN THE CHAIR: Mrs LALUMIÈRE


Vice-President

The following spoke: Terrón i Cusí, Santini, Hager and Fischler, Member of the Commission.

Mrs Terrón i Cusí noted that the day’s Council meeting, which was to take place before Parliament voted,
may adopt a version of the directive differing from the version Parliament would adopt; she asked the
President of Parliament to raise this possibility with the Council (the President replied that this would be
done).

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Item 15.

5. International Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey 


HIPC debt alleviation (debate)

The next item was the joint debate on a Commission statement and a report.

Mr Fischler, Member of the Commission, made a statement on the international conference on financing
for development in Monterrey.

Mr Mantovani introduced his report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Development and Coop-
eration, on the Commission communication concerning the proposal for a Council decision on the adop-
tion of the position of the Community within the ACP-EC Council of Ministers regarding the settlement of
all ACP HIPC LDCs special loans remaining after full application of HIPC debt alleviation mechanisms
(COM(2001) 210  C5-0394/2001  2001/2158(COS)) (A5-0075/2002).

The following spoke: Khanbhai, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Cerdeira Morterero, on behalf of the PSE
Group, Jensen, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Hautala, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Miranda, on
behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Angelilli, on behalf of the UEN Group, Bonino, Non-attached Member,
Veltroni, Rod, Berlato, Junker and Fischler.

The President had received motions for resolutions pursuant to Rule 37(2) from the following Members:
 Khanbhai, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the International Conference on Financing for Devel-
opment in Monterrey (B5-0244/2002);
 Jensen, Sanders-ten Holte and Van den Bos, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the results of the UN
International Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey (B5-0245/2002);
 Van den Berg, Cerdeira Morterero and Dührkop Dührkop, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the Inter-
national Conference on Financing for Development in Monterrey (B5-0246/2002);
 Hautala, Rod, Lannoye and Maes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, and Miranda and Boudjenah, on
behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the outcome of the UN Monterrey Conference on Financing for
Development (FfD) (B5-0247/2002).

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Items 21 and 22.

(The sitting was suspended at 10.55, pending voting time, and resumed at 11.00.)