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13.6.

2002 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 140 E/19

Tuesday 13 November 2001

(2002/C 140 E/02) MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Mr David W. MARTIN


Vice-President

1. Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 09.00.

2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

3. Documents received

The President had received the following documents from committees:


* Report on ethical, legal, economic and social implications of human genetics 012901(INI) * Tempor-
ary Committee on Human Genetics and Other New Technologies in Modern Medicine
Rapporteur: Mr Fiori
(A5-0391/2001)
* Report on a proposal for a Council regulation aiming to promote the conversion of vessels and of
fishermen that were, up to 1999, dependent on the fishing agreement with Morocco (COM(2001) 384
* C5-0407/2001 * 2001/0163(CNS))
Rapporteur: Mr Miguélez Ramos
(A5-0395/2001)

4. Vote on request for urgent procedure

The next item was the vote on five requests for urgent procedure:
* Proposal for a Council regulation aiming to promote the conversion of vessels and of fishermen that
were, up to 1999, dependent on the fishing agreement with Morocco (COM(2001) 384 * C5-0407/
2001 * 2001/0163(CNS)) (Report: Miguélez Ramos * A5-0395/2001)
The following spoke: Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, chairman of the PECH Committee, committee respon-
sible, Terence Wynn, chairman of the BUDG Committee, McKenna, Garriga Polledo, and Schreyer,
Member of the Commission.
The request for urgent procedure was approved by RCV (Naranjo Escobar and others).
The item was added to the agenda of the following day, Wednesday 14 November. The deadline for
tabling amendments was set at 10.00 the following day.
* Proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision on the European Community contribution to
the ‘Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria’ (COM(2001) 612 * C5-0520/2001 *
2001/0251(COD))
The following spoke: Corrie, Terence Wynn, chairman of the BUDG Committee, Schreyer, Member of
the Commission, Fernández Martín, on behalf of the DEVE Committee, committee responsible, and
Corrie.
The request for urgent procedure was approved.
The item was added to the agenda of Wednesday 28 November. The deadline for tabling amendments
was set at 12.00 on Thursday 22 November.
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* Proposal and amended proposal for a Council decision amending Council Decision 1999/733/EC pro-
viding supplementary macro-financial assistance to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
(COM(2001) 519 * C5-0486/2001 and COM(2001) 613 * 2001/0213(CNS)) (Report: Färm *
A5-0385/2001).
The following spoke: Färm, rapporteur on this issue, on behalf of the BUDG Committee, and on the
other two requests for urgent procedure.
* Proposal for a Council decision amending Council Decision 1999/325/EC providing macro-financial
aid to Bosnia and Herzogovina (COM(2001) 610 * C5-0558/2001 * 2001/0250(CNS)).
* Proposal for a Council decision amending Decision 2001/549/EC of 16 July 2001 providing macro-
financial aid to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (COM(2001) 618 * C5-0559/2001 * 2001/
0258(CNS)).
The President suggested that these three requests for urgent procedure be put to the vote collectively;
the House agreed to this.
The three requests for urgent procedure were approved.
The three items were added to the agenda of the sitting of 28 November 2001, in a joint debate with
the Lagendijk report, on behalf of the AFET Committee, on the European Agency for Reconstruction
(A5-0386/2001). The deadline for tabling amendments was set at 12.00 on Thursday, 22 November.
Mrs Gutiérrez-Cortines had informed the Chair that she had been present at voting time but her
voting card did not work properly.

5. 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. GOTTHARD TUNNEL ACCIDENT


* Wallis, Sanders-ten Holte and Caveri, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the Gotthard tunnel acci-
dent (B5-0710/2001);
* Isler Béguin, Messner, Bouwman, Hautala and Lannoye, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the
accident in the Gotthard tunnel (B5-0718/2001);
* Simpson and Swoboda, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the Gotthard tunnel accident (B5-0724/
2001);
* Ainardi, Vinci, Markov and Cossutta, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the accident in the
Gotthard tunnel (B5-0725/2001);
* Muscardini, on behalf of the UEN Group, on the accident in the St Gotthard tunnel (B5-0734/
2001);

II. HUMAN RIGHTS


Massacre of 200 people in Nigeria
* Nicholson of Winterbourne and Van den Bos, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the human rights
situation in Nigeria (B5-0711/2001);
* Belder, on behalf of the EDD Group, on the human rights situation in Nigeria (B5-0712/2001);
* Bowis, Maij-Weggen and Deva, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the October 22 incidents in
Benue State, Central Nigeria (B5-0713/2001);
* Swoboda and Sauquillo Pérez del Arco, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the massacre of civilians
in Nigeria (B5-0720/2001);
* Morgantini, Sjöstedt, Sylla and Cossutta, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the human rights
situation in Nigeria (B5-0726/2001);
* Maes, McKenna and Rod, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the human rights situation in
Nigeria (B5-0732/2001);
* Muscardini, on behalf of the UEN Group, on the incidents in Benue State, Nigeria (B5-0735/
2001);