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12.11.

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Tuesday 2 July 2002

(2003/C 271 E/02) MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Mr Gerhard SCHMID


Vice-President

1. Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 9.00.

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Mr von Wogau informed the House that on Monday night, some 80 people, mainly children, had died
after two planes collided in mid-air above Lake Constance; he asked that Parliament's condolences be sent
to the families of the victims and suggested that a major cause of such accidents could be the way in
which the responsibility for the skies above Europe was shared by military, national and European
authorities; he added that it was time for Parliament to look seriously at the problem surrounding the
monitoring of the EU's airspace (the President replied that he would ask the President of Parliament to
send the condolences of the House to the victims' families).

2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Mr Cappato, referring to Mr Turco's remarks at the beginning of the previous sitting (Minutes of that
Sitting, Item 11), mentioned the issue of the written declaration, which had been signed by ten Members
and which concerned a violation of fundamental democratic rights in Italy; he asked the Conference of
Presidents to deal with the document (which had been declared inadmissible by the competent services
and then re-tabled) and provide an answer in political terms (the President replied that, as far as he knew,
an answer would be forthcoming that day).

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

3. Topical and urgent debate (motions for resolutions tabled)

The President had received from the following Members or political groups' requests for the inclusion in
the debate on topical and urgent subjects of major importance of motions for resolutions pursuant to
Rule 50:

I. ANGOLA

— Almeida Garrett, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Mendiluce Pereiro, Lage and Colom i Naval, on
behalf of the PSE Group, Isler Béguin and Maes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Miranda, on
behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Van den Bos, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the situation in
Angola (B5-0405/2002);

— Ribeiro e Castro, on behalf of the UEN Group, on the situation in Angola (B5-0423/2002).
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II. ZIMBABWE

— Van Orden, Deva, Parish, Foster, Banotti, Corrie, Tannock, Gahler, Korhola, Lehne, Maij-Weggen
and Sacrédeus, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on Zimbabwe (B5-0403/2002);

— Maes, Isler Béguin and Lucas, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the situation in Zimbabwe
(B5-0406/2002)

— Van den Bos and Mulder, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the situation in Zimbabwe (B5-0417/
2002)

— Junker, Kinnock and Van den Berg, on behalf of the PSE Group, on Zimbabwe (B5-0418/2002)

— Belder, on behalf of the EDD Group, on Zimbabwe (B5-0425/2002)

— Miranda, Sjöstedt, Boudjenah, Jové Peres, Fiebiger, Bakopoulos and Seppänen, on behalf of the
GUE/NGL Group, on the famine in Zimbabwe (B5-0429/2002)

III. HUMAN RIGHTS

Sentencing of Grigory Pasko (Russia)

— Staes, Elisabeth Schroedter, Lagendijk and Turmes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the case
of Grigory Pasko (B5-0407/2002)

— Andreasen and Thors, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the case of Grigory Pasko in Russia (B5-
0413/2002)

— Sakellariou, Paasilinna and Wiersma, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the sentencing of Grigory
Pasko in Russia (B5-0419/2002);

— Oostlander and Posselt, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the sentencing of Grigory Pasko in
Russia (B5-0426/2002);

— Frahm and Herman Schmid, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the case of the journalist
Grigory Pasko (B5-0430/2002);

Persecution of homosexuals (Egypt)

— Boumediene-Thiery, Piétrasanta and Wuori, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the violation of
human rights in Egypt (B5-0411/2002);

— Hernández Mollar, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on homosexuals in Egypt (B5-0412/2002);

— Van der Laan, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on homosexuals in Egypt (B5-0416/2002);

— Cashman, Karamanou, Van den Berg and Swiebel, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the violation
of human rights in Egypt (B5-0422/2002);

— Vinci, Eriksson, Uca and Cossutta, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the persecution of
homosexuals in Egypt (B5-0431/2002);

Freedom of the press (Belarus)

— Elisabeth Schroedter and Isler Béguin, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on freedom of the press
in Belarus (B5-0404/2002);

— Andreasen and Thors, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on freedom of the press in Belarus (B5-
0415/2002);

— Wiersma, on behalf of the PSE Group, on freedom of the press in Belarus (B5-0420/2002);

— Belder, on behalf of the EDD Group, on freedom of the press in Belarus (B5-0424/2002);
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— Sacrédeus, Goodwill and Posselt, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on freedom of the press in
Belarus (B5-0427/2002);

— Marset Campos and Sjöstedt, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on freedom of the press in
Belarus Belarus (B5-0432/2002).

IV. CRISIS IN ARGENTINA

— Linkohr, Medina Ortega and Izquierdo Rojo, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the serious incidents
in Buenos Aires (B5-0421/2002);

— Andria and Posselt, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the situation in Argentina: the financial,
institutional and social crisis (B5-0428/2002);

— Marset Campos, Di Lello Finuoli, Miranda and Jové Peres, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on
repression in Argentina (B5-0433/2002);

— Gasòliba i Böhm, Sánchez García and Marieke Sanders-ten Holte, on behalf of the ELDR Group,
on the situation in Argentina (B5-0434/2002);

— Lipietz, Mayol i Raynal, Nogueira Román and Frassoni, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the
situation in Argentina (B5-0435/2002).

Speaking time would be allocated pursuant to Rule 120, in accordance with the number of motions
for resolutions scheduled for the topical and urgent debate, i.e. 60 minutes for Members.

4. Conciliation procedure (2003 budget) — Implementation of 2002


budget — Draft supplementary and amending budget No 3/2002
(debate)

The next item was the debate on three reports, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Budgets.

Mr Färm introduced his report on 2003 budget in view of the conciliation procedure before the Council's
first reading (2002/2027(BUD)) (A5-0247/2002).

Mr Podestà introduced his report on the 2002 budget: implementation profile, transfers and supplemen-
tary and amending budgets (2002/2084(BUD)) (A5-0246/2002).

Mrs Buitenweg introduced the report that she had drawn up with Mr Podestà on the draft supplementary
and amending budget No 3/2002 of the European Union for the 2002 financial year (10426/2002 —
C5-0318/2002 — 2002/2128(BUD) (A5-0248/2002).

The following spoke: Schreyer, Member of the Commission, Titley, draftsman of the opinion of the AFET
Committee, Graefe zu Baringdorf, draftsman of the opinion of the AGRI Committee, Ortuondo Larrea,
draftsman of the opinion of the RETT Committee, Figueiredo, draftsman of the opinion of the PECH
Committee, Ferber, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Terence Wynn, chairman of the BUDG Committee,
who also spoke on behalf of the PSE Group, Virrrankoski, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Seppänen, on
behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Turchi, on behalf of the UEN Group, Van Dam, on behalf of the EDD
Group, Dell'Alba, Non-attached Member, Elles, Haug, Jensen, Stenmarck and Naranjo Escobar.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Items 20 and 21 (A5-0247/2002 and A5-0246/2002) and Minutes of 3.7.2002, Item 8 (A5-0248/
2002)

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