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21.4.

2004 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 96 E/17

Wednesday 28 January 2004

(2004/C 96 E/02) MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Joan COLOM i NAVAL


Vice-President

1. Opening of sitting
The sitting opened at 09.00.

2. Vote on request for urgent procedure


Request for urgent procedure:
 Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an agreement between the European Community
and the Republic of Croatia in the form of an exchange of letters on the transitional points system for
heavy goods vehicles in transit through Austria [COM(2003) 833  C5-0033/2004  2003/
0319(CNS)]  RETT Committee
 Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an agreement between the European Community
and the Republic of Slovenia in the form of an exchange of letters on the transitional points system
for heavy goods vehicles in transit through Austria [COM(2003) 835  C5-0034/2004  2003/
0320(CNS)]  RETT Committee
 Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an administrative arrangement between the
European Community and the Swiss Confederation in the form of an exchange of letters on the
transitional points system for heavy goods vehicles in transit through Austria [COM(2003) 836 
C5-0035/2004  2003/0322(CNS)]  RETT Committee
 Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of an agreement between the European Community
and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in the form of an exchange of letters on the transi-
tional points system for heavy goods vehicles in transit through Austria [COM(2003) 837  C5-0036/
2004  2003/0323(CNS)]  RETT Committee

The request for urgent procedure was approved for the four proposals for decisions.

The deadline for tabling amendments for plenary would be 5.2.2004 at 12.00.

3. EU-UN relations (debate)


Report on relations between the European Union and the United Nations [2003/2049(INI)]  Committee
on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy.
Rapporteur: Armin Laschet (A5-0480/2003)

Armin Laschet introduced the report.

Christopher Patten (Member of the Commission) spoke.

The following spoke: Ursula Stenzel, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Raimon Obiols i Germà, on behalf of
the PSE Group, Bob van den Bos, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Pedro Marset Campos, on behalf of the
GUE/NGL Group, Matti Wuori, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, José Ribeiro e Castro, on behalf of the
UEN Group, Bastiaan Belder, on behalf of the EDD Group, Dominique F.C. Souchet, Non-attached
Member, José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Johannes (Hannes) Swoboda, Pernille Frahm, Marie Anne
Isler Béguin, Gianfranco Dell’Alba, Charles Tannock, Catherine Lalumière, Hans Modrow, Koldo Gorostiaga
Atxalandabaso, Peter Liese, Jacques F. Poos, Luisa Morgantini, Vitaliano Gemelli, Richard Howitt, Per-Arne
Arvidsson, Ioannis Souladakis, Edward H.C. McMillan-Scott, Lennart Sacrédeus, Othmar Karas, Nelly Maes
and Brian Cowen (President-in-Office of the Council).

The debate closed.

Vote: Item 5.1.