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C 40/66 Official Journal of the European Communities EN 7.2.

2001

Wednesday 12 April 2000

Joint resolution on the European Council in Lisbon RC B5-0320/2000


 resolution as a whole
Intended to vote for: Breyer, Cushnahan

END OF VOTING TIME

(The sitting was suspended at 13.25 and resumed at 15.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Mrs LIENEMANN


Vice-President

Mr Ribeiro e Castro complained at the absence of the President-in-Office of the Council during that morn-
ing’s voting time and formal sitting and criticised the remarks made by the President of Parliament during
the formal sitting, which in his view, did not take account of the wide range of views among Members,
although the President was supposed to represent Parliament as an institution (the President assured him
that his views would be conveyed to the Council and the President of Parliament).

16. IGC (followed by debate)

The following spoke in the continuation of the debate: Segni, Garriga Polledo, Imbeni, Van den Bos,
Onesta, Ribeiro e Castro, Schleicher, Väyrynen, Nogueira Román, Sacrédeus, Berès, Stockton, Poos,
de Sarnez, Van den Berg, Rack, Hedkvist Petersen, Cederschiöld, Myller, Lulling, Carnero González,
Almeida Garrett, Seguro, Leinen, co-rapporteur, Seixas da Costa, President-in-Office of the Council and
Barnier, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 13.4.2000, Item 12.

17. Famine in Ethiopia (statements with debate)

Mr Seixas de Costa, President-in-Office of the Council, and Mr Patten, Member of the Commission, made
statements on famine in Ethiopia.

The following spoke: Corrie, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, and Van den Berg, on behalf of the PSE
Group.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr Gerhard SCHMID


Vice-President

The following spoke: Van den Bos, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Bautista Ojeda, on behalf of the Verts/
ALE Group, Miranda, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Johan Van Hecke, Carlotti, Khanbhai and Seixas
de Costa.

The President had received motions for resolutions pursuant to Rule 37(2) from the following Members:
 Muscardini and Collins, on behalf of the UEN Group, on famine in Ethiopia (B5-0345/2000);
 Miranda, Boudjenah, Sylla and Fiebiger, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on famine in the Horn of
Africa, particularly in Ethiopia (B5-0348/2000);
 Van den Berg and Díez González, on behalf of the PSE Group, on famine in Ethiopia (B5-0360/2000);
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 Lucas, Maes, Rod, Kreissl-Dörfler, Lannoye and Schörling, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on fam-
ine in Ethiopia (B5-0392/2000);
 Corrie, Johan Van Hecke and de Sarnez, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on famine in Ethiopia
(B5-0395/2000).

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 14.4.2000, Item 9.

18. Stabilisation and association process for countries of south-eastern Europe


(debate)

Mr Lagendijk introduced his report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human
Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy, on the Commission communication on the stabilisation
and association process for countries of south-eastern Europe (COM(1999) 235  C5-0124/1999 
1999/2126(COS)) (A5-0069/2000).

The following spoke: Seixas de Costa, President-in-Office of the Council, Pack, on behalf of the PPE-DE
Group, Souladakis, on behalf of the PSE Group, Dybkjær, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Korakas, on behalf
of the GUE/NGL Group, Belder, on behalf of the EDD Group, Swoboda, Alavanos, Posselt, Napoletano and
Patten, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 13.4.2000, Item 31.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr PUERTA


Vice-President

19. Question Time (questions to the Council)

Parliament considered a number of questions to the Council (B5-0216/2000).

Question 1 by Mr Korakas: Flagrant violation by Turkey of the rule of law and human rights
Question 2 by Mr Bakopoulos: Violation of human rights by Turkey
Question 3 by Mr Theonas: Continued muzzling of freedom of expression and violation of the rule of law
by Turkey

Mr Seixas da Costa, President-in-Office of the Council, answered the question and supplementaries by
Mr Korakas, Mr Bakopoulos, Mr Theonas and Mr Bakopoulos.

Question 4 by Mr Alyssandrakis: Blatant persecution and violation of the rights of the Assyrian-Chaldeans
in Turkey

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Alyssandrakis.

Question 5 by Mr Alavanos: Renewed tension in Kosovo

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Alavanos, Mr Purvis and Mrs Frahm.

Question 6 by Mr Souladakis: Protection of European undertakings in Kosovo

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Souladakis, Mrs Korhola and
Mr Posselt.

Question 7 by Mr Andersson: Joint efforts to coordinate IT development

Mr Seixas da Costa answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Andersson and Mr Rübig.