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2003

Tuesday 14 May 2002

 Sakellariou, Paasilinna and Gröner, on behalf of the PSE Group, on the EU/Russia Summit  28 May
2002 (B5-0270/2002);
 Staes, Lagendijk, Schroedter and Turmes, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on the EU/Russia Summit
of 28 May 2002 (B5-0274/2002);
 Marset Campos, Markov, Seppänen and Vinci, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on the EU/Russia
Summit of 28 May 2002 (B5-0278/2002);
 Oostlander and Suominen, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, on the EU/Russia Summit of 28 May 2002
(B5-0282/2002).
The President closed the debate.

Vote: Minutes of 15.5.2002, Items 19 and 20.

30. Public finances in EMU (Commission communication)


Mr Solbes Mira, Member of the Commission, made a communication on public finances in the EMU.

The following put questions which Mr Solbes Mira answered in turn: Rübig, Torres Marques, Della Vedova,
Randzio-Plath, chairman of the ECON Committee, Ribeiro e Castro and Goebbels.

The President closed the item.

IN THE CHAIR: Mr PUERTA


Vice-President

31. Question Time (Commission)


Parliament considered a number of questions to the Commission (B5-0017/2002).

First part

Question 27 by Mr Stevenson: Delay in the CFP reform proposals


Mr Fischler, Member of the Commission, answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Stevenson,
Mrs Miguélez Ramos and Mr Hudghton.

Mr Nogueira Román raised a procedural point.

Question 28 by Mrs Zorba: Child athletes


Mr Fischler answered the question and a supplementary by Mrs Zorba.

Question 29 by Mr Van den Berg: Leaked Commission wish list concerning liberalisation of services in
developing countries
Question 85 by Mrs Van Lancker: Preparations for the GATS negotiations
Mr Lamy, Member of the Commission, answered the questions and supplementaries by Mr Van den Berg,
Mrs Van Lancker, Mr Sjöstedt and Mr Rübig.

Second part

Question 30 by Mr Heaton-Harris lapsed as its author was absent.

Question 31 by Mr Färm: Implementation of the budget


Mrs Schreyer, Member of the Commission, answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Färm and
Mrs Redondo Jiménez.
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Question 32 by Mr Staes: The European budget and support for the arms industry

Mr Busquin, Member of the Commission, answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Staes.

Question 33 by Mr Posselt: Member State constitutions and the Sixth Framework Programme

Mr Busquin answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Posselt, Mr Purvis and Mr Sacrédeus.

Mr Purvis spoke on a technical matter.

Question 34 by Mr Whitehead: Work of the European Group on Ethics

Mr Busquin answered the question and supplementaries by Mr Whitehead, Mr Bowe and Mrs McNally.

Question 35 by Mr Papayannakis: Protection of Roma from racial discrimination in Europe

Mr Verheugen, Member of the Commission, answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Papay-
annakis.

Question 36 by Mrs Ludford: Cyprus

Mr Verheugen answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Duff.

Question 37 by Mr Hatzidakis: Prospects of a settlement in Cyprus and accession negotiations

Mr Verheugen answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Hatzidakis.

Question 38 by Mr Ebner: Benes Decree of 19 May 1945

Mr Verheugen answered the question and a supplementary by Mr Posselt, deputising for the author.

The President announced that questions 39 to 84 and 86 to 88, which had not been answered due to lack
of time, would receive written answers.

He closed Question Time to the Commission.

(The sitting was suspended at 19.45 and resumed at 21.00.)

IN THE CHAIR: Mr PROVAN


Vice-President

32. Broad economic policy guidelines  Stability and convergence programmes


(continuation of debate)

The following spoke: García-Margallo y Marfil, Randzio-Plath, Mayol i Raynal, Bordes, Andria, Berès and
Solbes Mira, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Marinos report (A5-0145/2002): Minutes of 15.5.2002, Item 21; Trentin report (A5-0161/2002):
Minutes of 16.5.2002, Item 8.