Draft motion for a resolution Gabriele Albertini by lkl36201

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									             EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT                                                 2009 - 2014

                                 Committee on Foreign Affairs




                                                                          PE430.291v01-00

     9.11.2009




                 AMENDMENTS
                 1 - 149
                 Draft motion for a resolution
                 Gabriele Albertini
                 (PE430.290v02-00)


                 to wind up the debate on the statement by the Council and the Commission
                 pursuant to Rule 110(2) of the Rules of Procedure on the Commission's 2009
                 enlargement strategy paper concerning the Western Balkan countries, Iceland
                 and Turkey




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Amendment 1
Philip Claeys

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1

       Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

1. Remains strongly committed to the                   1. Recalls that previous enlargements have
enlargement policy, which has proved to                contributed to an unprecedented extension
be one of the most successful of all EU                of the area of peace, security and
policies; recalls that previous enlargements           prosperity in Europe;
have contributed to an unprecedented
extension of the area of peace, security and
prosperity in Europe;

                                                                                           Or. en



Amendment 2
Kristian Vigenin

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1

       Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

1. Remains strongly committed to the                   1. Remains strongly committed to the
enlargement policy, which has proved to be             enlargement policy, which has proved to be
one of the most successful of all EU                   one of the most successful of all EU
policies; recalls that previous enlargements           policies and has benefited both existing
have contributed to an unprecedented                   and new Member States; recalls that
extension of the area of peace, security and           previous enlargements have contributed to
prosperity in Europe;                                  an unprecedented extension of the area of
                                                       peace, security and prosperity in Europe;

                                                                                           Or. en



Amendment 3
Richard Howitt, Raimon Obiols, Kristian Vigenin, María Paloma Muñiz De Urquiza,
Zoran Thaler, Ana Gomes on behalf of the S&D group

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1

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            Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

     1. Remains strongly committed to the                   1. Remains strongly committed to the
     enlargement policy, which has proved to be             enlargement policy, which has proved to be
     one of the most successful of all EU                   one of the most successful of all EU
     policies; recalls that previous enlargements           policies; recalls that previous enlargements
     have contributed to an unprecedented                   have contributed to an unprecedented
     extension of the area of peace, security and           extension of the area of peace, security and
     prosperity in Europe;                                  prosperity in Europe; calls on the Member
                                                            States and all candidate countries to
                                                            respect their commitments with respect to
                                                            EU enlargement fully and to pursue the
                                                            successful continuation of the accession
                                                            processes;

                                                                                                 Or. en



     Amendment 4
     Elmar Brok

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 1

            Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

     1. Remains strongly committed to the                   1. Remains strongly committed to the
     enlargement policy, which has proved to be             enlargement policy, which has proved to be
     one of the most successful of all EU                   one of the most successful of all EU
     policies; recalls that previous enlargements           policies; recalls that previous enlargements
     have contributed to an unprecedented                   have contributed to an unprecedented
     extension of the area of peace, security and           extension of the area of peace, security and
     prosperity in Europe;                                  prosperity in Europe; believes that lessons
                                                            can be learned from previous
                                                            enlargements and that further ways of
                                                            improving the quality of the enlargement
                                                            process must be based on the positive
                                                            experiences accumulated so far;

                                                                                                 Or. en




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Amendment 5
Ioan Mircea Paşcu

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1

       Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

1. Remains strongly committed to the                   1. Remains strongly committed to the
enlargement policy, which has proved to be             enlargement policy, which has proven to be
one of the most successful of all EU                   one of the most successful of all EU
policies; recalls that previous enlargements           policies; recalls that previous enlargement
have contributed to an unprecedented                   rounds have contributed to an
extension of the area of peace, security and           unprecedented extension of the area of
prosperity in Europe;                                  peace, security and prosperity in Europe;
                                                       reaffirms the key interest of the European
                                                       Union in keeping up the momentum of
                                                       the enlargement process;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 6
Ernst Strasser

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1

       Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

1. Remains strongly committed to the                   1. Remains committed to the enlargement
enlargement policy, which has proved to be             policy, which has proved to be one of the
one of the most successful of all EU                   most successful of all EU policies; recalls
policies; recalls that previous enlargements           that previous enlargements have
have contributed to an unprecedented                   contributed to an unprecedented extension
extension of the area of peace, security and           of the area of peace, security and
prosperity in Europe;                                  prosperity in Europe;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 7
Ernst Strasser

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)


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           Draft motion for a resolution                          Amendment

                                                   1a. Emphasises that the principles
                                                   expressed in the Presidency conclusions
                                                   of the European Council meeting on 14
                                                   and 15 December 2006 concerning the
                                                   "renewed consensus on enlargement", in
                                                   particular the European Union's ability to
                                                   function effectively and to develop, must
                                                   remain indispensable tenets of the EU
                                                   enlargement policy;

                                                                                       Or. en



     Amendment 8
     Gabriele Albertini

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 1 a (new)

           Draft motion for a resolution                          Amendment

                                                   1a. Also recalls, as indicated in previous
                                                   resolutions, the need to allow for adequate
                                                   institutional, financial and political
                                                   consolidation whilst pursuing the
                                                   enlargement process;

                                                                                       Or. en



     Amendment 9
     Anna Ibrisagic

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 1 a (new)

           Draft motion for a resolution                          Amendment

                                                   1a. Stresses the importance of the process
                                                   of visa liberalisation for the Western
                                                   Balkan countries as a powerful pre-
                                                   accession instrument and points out that
                                                   the benchmarks for visa liberalisation


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                                              have helped to ensure compliance with
                                              existing contractual commitments and to
                                              steer complicated economic, legal and
                                              administrative reforms in the countries
                                              concerned, thereby contributing to their
                                              early preparation for accession;

                                                                                   Or. en



Amendment 10
Anna Ibrisagic

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)

      Draft motion for a resolution                          Amendment

                                              2a. Notes that the Western Balkan
                                              countries and Turkey continue to face
                                              major challenges relating to the rule of
                                              law, in particular the fight against
                                              corruption and organised crime;
                                              considers it a priority to ensure that the
                                              media benefits fully from the right of
                                              freedom of expression based on respect of
                                              code of ethics and be free from political
                                              interference and stresses the importance
                                              of trade liberalisation to contribute to
                                              remedying the impact of the economic
                                              crisis;

                                                                                   Or. en



Amendment 11
Kristian Vigenin

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)

      Draft motion for a resolution                          Amendment

                                              2a. Welcomes the ratification of the
                                              Lisbon Treaty, which completes the
                                              process of institutional reform and will

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                                                           strengthen significantly the capacity of
                                                           European Union for further enlargement;

                                                                                                Or. en



     Amendment 12
     Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 3

            Draft motion for a resolution                                 Amendment

     3. Calls on all the countries concerned to            3. Calls on all the countries concerned to
     make every possible effort to resolve their           make every possible effort to resolve their
     disagreements with their neighbours in the            disagreements with their neighbours in the
     early stages of the enlargement process;              early stages of the enlargement process;
     stresses, however, that such bilateral                stresses, however, that such bilateral
     disputes should be resolved by the parties            disputes should in principle be resolved by
     concerned and therefore should not                    the parties concerned; suggests that if the
     constitute an obstacle for the countries on           parties concerned fail to resolve such
     their way to membership of the Union;                 disputes, the European Union should
                                                           make all efforts to bring about a solution;
                                                           points out that while such disputes should
                                                           not, in themselves, constitute an obstacle
                                                           to progress towards accession, the
                                                           European Union should avoid being
                                                           encumbered by such outstanding bilateral
                                                           disputes and should endeavour to resolve
                                                           them before accession;

                                                                                                Or. en



     Amendment 13
     Marietta Giannakou, Georgios Koumoutsakos

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 3

            Draft motion for a resolution                                 Amendment

     3. Calls on all the countries concerned to            3. Emphasises the importance of good
     make every possible effort to resolve their           neighbourly relations as a prerequisite for
     disagreements with their neighbours in the            regional stability and cooperation and for

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early stages of the enlargement process;              an unhindered enlargement process;
stresses, however, that such bilateral                therefore, calls on all the countries
disputes should be resolved by the parties            concerned to make every possible effort to
concerned and therefore should not                    resolve their disagreements with their
constitute an obstacle for the countries on           neighbours in the early stages of the
their way to membership of the Union;                 enlargement process;

                                                                                            Or. en



Amendment 14
Ivo Vajgl

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3

       Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

3. Calls on all the countries concerned to            3. Calls on all the countries concerned to
make every possible effort to resolve their           make every possible effort to resolve their
disagreements with their neighbours in the            disagreements with their neighbours, in
early stages of the enlargement process;              particular as regards ongoing disputes
stresses, however, that such bilateral                about open border issues, in the early
disputes should be resolved by the parties            stages of the enlargement process;
concerned and therefore should not
constitute an obstacle for the countries on
their way to membership of the Union;

                                                                                            Or. en



Amendment 15
Maria Eleni Koppa

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3

       Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

3. Calls on all the countries concerned to            3. Calls on all the countries concerned to
make every possible effort to resolve their           make every possible effort in order to
disagreements with their neighbours in the            resolve their disagreements with their
early stages of the enlargement process;              neighbours in the early stages of the
stresses, however, that such bilateral                enlargement process;
disputes should be resolved by the parties
concerned and therefore should not

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     constitute an obstacle for the countries on
     their way to membership of the Union;

                                                                                                 Or. en



     Amendment 16
     Philip Claeys

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 3

            Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

     3. Calls on all the countries concerned to             3. Calls on all the countries concerned to
     make every possible effort to resolve their            make every possible effort to resolve their
     disagreements with their neighbours in the             disagreements with their neighbours in the
     early stages of the enlargement process;               early stages of the enlargement process;
     stresses, however, that such bilateral                 stresses, however, that such bilateral
     disputes should be resolved by the parties             disputes should be resolved by the parties
     concerned and therefore should not                     concerned;
     constitute an obstacle for the countries on
     their way to membership of the Union;

                                                                                                 Or. en



     Amendment 17
     Maria Eleni Koppa

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 3 a (new)

            Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

                                                            3a. Stresses that finding mutually
                                                            acceptable solutions, and concluding
                                                            agreements on outstanding issues with
                                                            neighbouring countries is part of the
                                                            Stabilisation and Association Process and
                                                            of the negotiation frameworks of the
                                                            candidate countries;

                                                                                                 Or. en



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Amendment 18
Krzysztof Lisek

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4

       Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

4. Notes with concern the economic                        Notes with concern the economic problems
problems facing the Western Balkans                       facing the Western Balkans region as a
region as a result of the financial crisis;               result of the financial crisis; welcomes the
welcomes the Commission’s willingness to                  Commission’s willingness to provide
provide extraordinary financial aid, such as              extraordinary financial aid, such as macro-
macro-economic assistance and direct                      economic assistance and direct budget
budget support; stresses that the situation is            support; emphasises the need for the
particularly difficult in view of high                    countries concerned to implement macro-
poverty and unemployment levels in some                   economic reforms which are fully in line
of the countries concerned; calls on the                  with the objectives of Community
Commission and on the countries                           assistance; stresses that the situation is
themselves to make every possible effort to               particularly difficult in view of high
mitigate the effects of the crisis,                       poverty and unemployment levels in some
particularly on the most vulnerable                       of the countries concerned; calls on the
members of society;                                       Commission, in collaboration with
                                                          international financial institutions, and on
                                                          the countries themselves to make every
                                                          possible effort to mitigate the effects of the
                                                          crisis, particularly on the most vulnerable
                                                          members of society;

                                                                                                 Or. en



Amendment 19
Helmut Scholz

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4

       Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

4. Notes with concern the economic                        4. Notes with concern the economic
problems facing the Western Balkans                       problems facing the Western Balkans
region as a result of the financial crisis;               region as a result of the current economic
welcomes the Commission’s willingness to                  and financial crisis caused elsewhere and
provide extraordinary financial aid, such as              by others; welcomes the Commission’s
macro-economic assistance and direct                      willingness to provide extraordinary
budget support; stresses that the situation is            financial aid, such as macro-economic

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     particularly difficult in view of high                 assistance and direct budget support;
     poverty and unemployment levels in some                stresses that the situation is particularly
     of the countries concerned; calls on the               difficult in view of high poverty and
     Commission and on the countries                        unemployment levels in some of the
     themselves to make every possible effort to            countries concerned; calls on the
     mitigate the effects of the crisis,                    Commission and on the countries
     particularly on the most vulnerable                    themselves to make every possible effort to
     members of society;                                    mitigate the effects of the crisis,
                                                            particularly on the most vulnerable
                                                            members of society;

                                                                                                 Or. en



     Amendment 20
     Göran Färm

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 4 a (new)

            Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

                                                            4a. Notes that some of the potential
                                                            candidate countries, in particular the
                                                            smaller Western Balkan countries, are
                                                            stuck in a one-dimensional economy
                                                            based on heavy industry; is of the opinion
                                                            that those countries should concentrate
                                                            on developing a more diversified economy
                                                            focusing, for example, on tourism,
                                                            agriculture, services and small and
                                                            medium-sized enterprises;

                                                                                                 Or. en



     Amendment 21
     Elmar Brok

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 4 a (new)

            Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

                                                            4a. Reaffirms that a firm commitment to
                                                            the full and rigorous compliance with all

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                                               the criteria established at the Copenhagen
                                               European Council in 1993 by candidates
                                               countries as well as by the European
                                               Union is imperative, including for the
                                               European Union's integration capacity;

                                                                                    Or. en



Amendment 22
Tunne Kelam

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)

      Draft motion for a resolution                            Amendment

                                               4a. Stresses that rule of law is a key
                                               principle of democratic and economic
                                               development and one of the main
                                               conditions for EU accession; welcomes
                                               the efforts made in the region in
                                               implementing respective reforms; is
                                               concerned, however, that in some
                                               countries the reforms are not progressing
                                               at the wished-for pace and therefore urges
                                               all the countries to speed up the process,
                                               especially in the fight against corruption
                                               and organised crime;

                                                                                    Or. en



Amendment 23
Tunne Kelam

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 b (new)

      Draft motion for a resolution                            Amendment

                                               4b. Observes with concern that in some
                                               countries freedom of expression is still not
                                               fully respected; calls on the countries to
                                               guarantee freedom of expression in
                                               setting up proper legal frameworks and,

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                                                              where such frameworks are in place, to
                                                              ensure that the law is respected;
                                                              condemns strongly any form of state-
                                                              tolerated violation of the freedom of
                                                              expression, for example by criminal
                                                              proceedings, and calls, in general, for
                                                              immediate action to be taken in any cases
                                                              of such violation or prosecution;

                                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 24
     Nikolaos Chountis

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 5

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     5. Underlines the importance of regional                 Underlines the importance of regional
     cooperation in the Western Balkans as an                 multi–dimensional cooperation
     important condition for the enlargement                  throughout the Balkans based on the
     process and at the same time as a vital                  inviolability of borders, co-development
     element of the reconciliation process;                   and ecological protection of the region as
     moreover, recalls the benefits of such                   an important condition for the enlargement
     cooperation in terms of increased trade                  process and at the same time as a vital
     volumes, energy security, environmental                  element of the reconciliation process;
     policies and the fight against organised                 moreover, recalls the benefits of such
     crime and trafficking; stresses that regional            cooperation in terms of increased trade
     political and economic cooperation must                  volumes, energy security, environmental
     include all the political players as well as             policies, and the fight against organised
     civil society, in particular women's                     crime and trafficking; stresses that regional
     organisations, and should not be hampered                political and economic cooperation must
     by bilateral political problems; in this                 include all the political actors as well as
     respect, calls on Serbia to demonstrate a                civil society, in particular women'
     constructive attitude towards Kosovo’s                   organisations, and should not be hampered
     participation in regional trade and                      by bilateral political problems;
     cooperation;

                                                                                                     Or. en




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Amendment 25
Maria Eleni Koppa

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

5. Underlines the importance of regional                 5. Underlines the importance of regional
cooperation in the Western Balkans as an                 cooperation in the Western Balkans as an
important condition for the enlargement                  important condition for the enlargement
process and at the same time as a vital                  process and at the same time as a vital
element of the reconciliation process;                   element of the reconciliation process and
moreover, recalls the benefits of such                   the enhancement of people-to-people
cooperation in terms of increased trade                  contacts; moreover, recalls the benefits of
volumes, energy security, environmental                  such cooperation in terms of increased
policies and the fight against organised                 trade volumes, energy security,
crime and trafficking; stresses that regional            environmental policies, and the fight
political and economic cooperation must                  against organised crime and trafficking;
include all the political players as well as             stresses that regional political and
civil society, in particular women's                     economic cooperation must include all the
organisations, and should not be hampered                political actors as well as civil society, in
by bilateral political problems; in this                 particular women' organisations, and
respect, calls on Serbia to demonstrate a                should not be hampered by bilateral
constructive attitude towards Kosovo’s                   political problems;
participation in regional trade and
cooperation;

                                                                                                Or. en



Amendment 26
Helmut Scholz

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

5. Underlines the importance of regional                 5. Underlines the importance of regional
cooperation in the Western Balkans as an                 cooperation in the Western Balkans as an
important condition for the enlargement                  important condition for the enlargement
process and at the same time as a vital                  process and at the same time as a vital
element of the reconciliation process;                   element of the reconciliation process;
moreover, recalls the benefits of such                   moreover, recalls the benefits of such
cooperation in terms of increased trade                  cooperation in terms of increased trade
volumes, energy security, environmental                  volumes, energy security, environmental

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     policies and the fight against organised                 policies and the fight against organised
     crime and trafficking; stresses that regional            crime and trafficking; stresses that regional
     political and economic cooperation must                  political and economic cooperation must
     include all the political players as well as             include all the political players as well as
     civil society, in particular women's                     civil society, in particular women's
     organisations, and should not be hampered                organisations, and should not be hampered
     by bilateral political problems; in this                 by bilateral political problems;
     respect, calls on Serbia to demonstrate a
     constructive attitude towards Kosovo’s
     participation in regional trade and
     cooperation;

                                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 27
     Ioan Mircea Paşcu

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 5

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     5. Underlines the importance of regional                 5. Underlines the importance of regional
     cooperation in the Western Balkans as an                 cooperation in the Western Balkans as an
     important condition for the enlargement                  important condition for the enlargement
     process and at the same time as a vital                  process and at the same time as a vital
     element of the reconciliation process;                   element of the reconciliation process;
     moreover, recalls the benefits of such                   moreover, recalls the benefits of such
     cooperation in terms of increased trade                  cooperation in terms of increased trade
     volumes, energy security, environmental                  volumes, energy security, environmental
     policies and the fight against organised                 policies, and the fight against organised
     crime and trafficking; stresses that regional            crime and trafficking; stresses that regional
     political and economic cooperation must                  political and economic cooperation must
     include all the political players as well as             include all the political actors as well as
     civil society, in particular women's                     civil society, in particular women'
     organisations, and should not be hampered                organisations, and should not be hampered
     by bilateral political problems; in this                 by bilateral political problems; in this
     respect, calls on Serbia to demonstrate a                respect, calls on all parties concerned to
     constructive attitude towards Kosovo’s                   seek pragmatic solutions to ensure the
     participation in regional trade and                      inclusiveness of regional cooperation,
     cooperation;                                             without prejudice to the differing
                                                              positions on the status of Kosovo;

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Amendment 28
María Paloma Muñiz De Urquiza, Raimon Obiols

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

5. Underlines the importance of regional                 5. Underlines the importance of regional
cooperation in the Western Balkans as an                 cooperation in the Western Balkans as an
important condition for the enlargement                  important condition for the enlargement
process and at the same time as a vital                  process and at the same time as a vital
element of the reconciliation process;                   element of the reconciliation process;
moreover, recalls the benefits of such                   moreover, recalls the benefits of such
cooperation in terms of increased trade                  cooperation in terms of increased trade
volumes, energy security, environmental                  volumes, energy security, environmental
policies and the fight against organised                 policies and the fight against organised
crime and trafficking; stresses that regional            crime and trafficking; stresses that regional
political and economic cooperation must                  political and economic cooperation must
include all the political players as well as             include all the political players as well as
civil society, in particular women's                     civil society, in particular women's
organisations, and should not be hampered                organisations, and should not be hampered
by bilateral political problems; in this                 by bilateral political problems; in this
respect, calls on Serbia to demonstrate a                respect, calls on Serbia to demonstrate a
constructive attitude towards Kosovo’s                   constructive attitude towards the
participation in regional trade and                      participation of Kosovo under UNSCR
cooperation;                                             1244/99 in regional trade and cooperation;

                                                                                                Or. en



Amendment 29
Philip Claeys

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

5. Underlines the importance of regional                 5. Underlines the importance of regional
cooperation in the Western Balkans as an                 cooperation in the Western Balkans as a
important condition for the enlargement                  vital element of the reconciliation process;
process and at the same time as a vital                  moreover, recalls the benefits of such
element of the reconcilitation process;                  cooperation in terms of increased trade
moreover, recalls the benefits of such                   volumes, energy security, environmental
cooperation in terms of increased trade                  policies and the fight against organised
volumes, energy security, environmental                  crime and trafficking, stresses that regional

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     policies and the fight against organised                 political and economic cooperation must
     crime and trafficking; stresses that regional            include all the political players as well as
     political and economic cooperation must                  civil society, in particular women's
     include all the political players as well as             organisations, and should not be hampered
     civil society, in particular women's                     by bilateral political problems; in this
     organisations, and should not be hampered                respect, calls on Serbia and Kosovo to
     by bilateral political problems; in this                 demonstrate a constructive attitude in the
     respect, calls on Serbia to demonstrate a                field of regional trade and cooperation;
     constructive attitude towards Kosovo's
     participation in regional trade and
     cooperation;

                                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 30
     Anna Ibrisagic

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 5

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     5. Underlines the importance of regional                 5. Notes with satisfaction that the
     cooperation in the Western Balkans as an                 Regional Cooperation Council works
     important condition for the enlargement                  well; underlines the importance of regional
     process and at the same time as a vital                  cooperation in the Western Balkans as an
     element of the reconciliation process;                   important element for the enlargement
     moreover, recalls the benefits of such                   process and at the same time as a vital
     cooperation in terms of increased trade                  element of the reconciliation process;
     volumes, energy security, environmental                  moreover, recalls the benefits of such
     policies and the fight against organised                 cooperation in terms of increased trade
     crime and trafficking; stresses that regional            volumes, energy security, environmental
     political and economic cooperation must                  policies and the fight against organised
     include all the political players as well as             crime and trafficking; stresses that regional
     civil society, in particular women's                     political and economic cooperation must
     organisations, and should not be hampered                include all the political players as well as
     by bilateral political problems; in this                 civil society, in particular women's
     respect, calls on Serbia to demonstrate a                organisations, and should not be hampered
     constructive attitude towards Kosovo’s                   by bilateral political problems; in this
     participation in regional trade and                      respect, calls on Serbia to demonstrate a
     cooperation;                                             constructive attitude towards Kosovo’s
                                                              participation in regional trade and
                                                              cooperation;

                                                                                                     Or. en


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Amendment 31
Krzysztof Lisek

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5

       Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

5. Underlines the importance of regional                 5. Underlines the importance of regional
cooperation in the Western Balkans as an                 cooperation in the Western Balkans as an
important condition for the enlargement                  important condition for the enlargement
process and at the same time as a vital                  process and at the same time as a vital
element of the reconciliation process;                   element of the reconciliation process;
moreover, recalls the benefits of such                   moreover, recalls the benefits of such
cooperation in terms of increased trade                  cooperation in terms of increased trade
volumes, energy security, environmental                  volumes, energy security enhanced by
policies and the fight against organised                 diversifying energy suppliers, sources
crime and trafficking; stresses that regional            and supply routes, environmental policies
political and economic cooperation must                  and the fight against organised crime and
include all the political players as well as             trafficking; stresses that regional political
civil society, in particular women's                     and economic cooperation must include all
organisations, and should not be hampered                the political players as well as civil society,
by bilateral political problems; in this                 in particular women's organisations, and
respect, calls on Serbia to demonstrate a                should not be hampered by bilateral
constructive attitude towards Kosovo’s                   political problems; in this respect, calls on
participation in regional trade and                      Serbia to demonstrate a constructive
cooperation;                                             attitude towards Kosovo’s participation in
                                                         regional trade and cooperation;

                                                                                                 Or. en



Amendment 32
Anneli Jäätteenmäki

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5

       Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

5. Underlines the importance of regional                 5. Underlines the importance of regional
cooperation in the Western Balkans as an                 cooperation in the Western Balkans as an
important condition for the enlargement                  important condition for the enlargement
process and at the same time as a vital                  process and at the same time as a vital
element of the reconciliation process;                   element of the reconciliation process;
moreover, recalls the benefits of such                   moreover, recalls the benefits of such

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     cooperation in terms of increased trade                  cooperation in terms of increased trade
     volumes, energy security, environmental                  volumes, energy security, environmental
     policies and the fight against organised                 policies and the fight against organised
     crime and trafficking; stresses that regional            crime and trafficking; calls for more
     political and economic cooperation must                  political will and better coordination for
     include all the political players as well as             the implementation of the anti-trafficking
     civil society, in particular women's                     strategy, particularly regarding victim
     organisations, and should not be hampered                protection; stresses that regional political
     by bilateral political problems; in this                 and economic cooperation must include all
     respect, calls on Serbia to demonstrate a                the political players as well as civil society,
     constructive attitude towards Kosovo’s                   in particular women's organisations, and
     participation in regional trade and                      should not be hampered by bilateral
     cooperation;                                             political problems; in this respect, calls on
                                                              Serbia to demonstrate a constructive
                                                              attitude towards Kosovo’s participation in
                                                              regional trade and cooperation;

                                                                                                      Or. en



     Amendment 33
     Maria Eleni Koppa

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 5 a (new)

            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

                                                              5a. Underlines the need to enhance rule
                                                              of law in the Western Balkans and calls
                                                              for intensified efforts in the fight against
                                                              organised crime and corruption;

                                                                                                      Or. en



     Amendment 34
     Göran Färm

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 5 a (new)

            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

                                                              5a. Considers it to be a priority for the
                                                              Western Balkans and Turkey to ensure

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                                                that the media benefit fully from the
                                                freedom of expression and they be freed
                                                from political interference ,to guarantee
                                                the independence of the regulatory bodies,
                                                and to ensure that free access to public
                                                information be ensured fairly;

                                                                                      Or. en



Amendment 35
Marije Cornelissen, Ulrike Lunacek, Antonyia Parvanova, Eva-Britt Svensson

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)

      Draft motion for a resolution                             Amendment

                                                5a. Calls on all countries concerned to
                                                make a greater effort in the area of
                                                women's rights and gender equality,
                                                particularly as concerns combating
                                                gender violence, promoting access to legal
                                                remedies for gender discrimination, and
                                                furthering the political participation of
                                                women;

                                                                                      Or. en



Amendment 36
Göran Färm

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 b (new)

      Draft motion for a resolution                             Amendment

                                                5b. Considers it crucial to encourage
                                                increased participation of civil society and
                                                non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
                                                at both central and local level as well as to
                                                improve support and funding for NGOs,
                                                to encourage their participation in the
                                                planning and the use of the IPA Civil
                                                Society Facility, as well as to improve the

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                                                               social dialogue in the labour market;

                                                                                                      Or. en



     Amendment 37
     Lívia Járóka

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 6

            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     6. Calls on the countries in the region to                6. Calls on the countries in the region to
     make greater efforts to improve the                       make greater efforts to improve the
     situation of ethnic minorities, and in                    situation of ethnic minorities, and in
     particular the Roma; emphasises that the                  particular the Roma; emphasises that the
     Roma are frequently victims of                            Roma are frequently victims of
     discrimination, and that, in particular, their            discrimination, and that, in particular, their
     participation in the labour market and in                 participation in decision-making
     the education systems should be greatly                   processes, in the labour market and in
     increased; in this regard, takes note of the              mainstream education systems should be
     bilaterally agreed readmission agreements                 greatly increased; in this regard, takes note
     concluded by the Western Balkan countries                 of the bilaterally agreed readmission
     with the Member States, and calls on the                  agreements concluded by the Western
     countries concerned to step up their efforts              Balkan countries with the Member States,
     to create appropriate social conditions and               and calls on the countries concerned to step
     infrastructure in order to facilitate the                 up their efforts to create appropriate social
     reintegration of the Roma after their                     conditions, infrastructure and access to
     return; encourages the Member States to                   public services in order to ensure the
     assist in these efforts;                                  fundamental rights of the Roma and to
                                                               facilitate their reintegration after their
                                                               return; calls on Western Balkan countries
                                                               and the Member States to follow up
                                                               closely the reintegration of the repatriated
                                                               Roma and to report back on the
                                                               achievements reached to the Commission
                                                               on an annual basis in order to facilitate
                                                               the evaluation of the reintegration policies
                                                               and the exchange of best practices;

                                                                                                      Or. en




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Amendment 38
Nikolaos Chountis

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6

       Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

6. Calls on the countries in the region to                6. Calls on the countries in the region to
make greater efforts to improve the                       make stronger efforts to improve the
situation of ethnic minorities, and in                    situation of the ethnic minorities, and in
particular the Roma; emphasises that the                  particular Roma; underlines that Roma are
Roma are frequently victims of                            frequent victims of discrimination and in
discrimination, and that, in particular, their            particular their participation in the labour
participation in the labour market and in                 market and in the education systems should
the education systems should be greatly                   be greatly increased; in this regard, and in
increased; in this regard, takes note of the              the spirit of United Nations and Article
bilaterally agreed readmission agreements                 13(2) of the Universal Declaration of
concluded by the Western Balkan                           Human Rights, which provides that
countries with the Member States, and                     "everyone has the right to leave any
calls on the countries concerned to step up               country, including his own" and Article
their efforts to create appropriate social                12(2) of the International Covenant on
conditions and infrastructure in order to                 Civil and Political Rights, which provides
facilitate the reintegration of the Roma                  that "everyone shall be free to leave any
after their return; encourages the Member                 country, including his own", calls on the
States to assist in these efforts;                        Member States not to proceed with the
                                                          forcible readmission of Roma to the
                                                          places where, due to lack of social
                                                          conditions and infrastructure facilitating
                                                          their return, their reintegration would
                                                          face serious obstacles; calls on the
                                                          countries concerned to step up their efforts
                                                          to create appropriate social conditions and
                                                          infrastructure in order to facilitate the
                                                          integration of the Roma; urges the Member
                                                          States to assist in these efforts;

                                                                                               Or. en



Amendment 39
Helmut Scholz

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6




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            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     6. Calls on the countries in the region to                6. Calls on the countries in the region to
     make greater efforts to improve the                       make greater efforts to improve the
     situation of ethnic minorities, and in                    situation of ethnic minorities, and in
     particular the Roma; emphasises that the                  particular the Roma; emphasises that the
     Roma are frequently victims of                            Roma are frequently victims of
     discrimination, and that, in particular, their            discrimination, and that, in particular, their
     participation in the labour market and in                 participation in the labour market and in
     the education systems should be greatly                   the education systems should be greatly
     increased; in this regard, takes note of the              increased; notes with concern that driven
     bilaterally agreed readmission agreements                 by domestic concerns many Member
     concluded by the Western Balkan                           States are deporting Roma to the Western
     countries with the Member States, and                     Balkans irrespective of the warnings of
     calls on the countries concerned to step up               the UNHCR, of the well-known
     their efforts to create appropriate social                insecurity, of the absence of reintegration
     conditions and infrastructure in order to                 schemes, and of the problems such as
     facilitate the reintegration of the Roma                  housing shortages, poverty, and lack of
     after their return; encourages the Member                 access to employment and education; calls
     States to assist in these efforts;                        on the countries concerned to step up their
                                                               efforts to create appropriate social
                                                               conditions and infrastructure in order to
                                                               facilitate the reintegration of the Roma
                                                               after their return; encourages the Member
                                                               States to assist in these efforts;

                                                                                                      Or. en



     Amendment 40
     Philip Claeys

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 6

            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     6. Calls on the countries in the region to                6. Calls on the countries in the region to
     make greater efforts to improve the                       make greater efforts to improve the
     situation of ethnic minorities, and in                    situation of ethnic minorities; in this
     particular the Roma; emphasises that the                  regard, takes note of the bilaterally agreed
     Roma are frequently victims of                            readmission agreements concluded by the
     discrimination; and that, in particular,                  Western Balkan countries with the Member
     their participation in the labour market                  States, and calls on the countries concerned
     and in the education systems should be                    to step up their efforts to create appropriate
     greatly increased; in this regard, takes note             social conditions and infrastructure in order

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of the bilaterally agreed readmission                    to facilitate the reintegration of the Roma
agreements concluded by the Western                      after their return; encourages the Member
Balkan countries with the Member States,                 States to assist in these efforts;
and calls on the countries concerned to step
up their efforts to create appropriate social
conditions and infrastructure in order to
facilitate the reintegration of the Roma
after their return; encourages the Member
States to assist in these efforts;

                                                                                               Or. en



Amendment 41
Marije Cornelissen, Ulrike Lunacek, Antonyia Parvanova, Eva-Britt Svensson

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

                                                         6a. Urges all countries in the region to
                                                         adopt or effectively implement laws on the
                                                         prohibition of discrimination as soon as
                                                         possible, particularly in light of the fact
                                                         that many instances of threats, attacks,
                                                         intimidation, or discrimination of lesbian,
                                                         gay, bisexual and transgender people
                                                         remain unreported and unprosecuted;

                                                                                              Or. een



Amendment 42
Lívia Járóka

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

                                                         6a. Calls on the international and the
                                                         Kosovar authorities to do their utmost for
                                                         the immediate closure of the lead-
                                                         contaminated IDP camps of Çesmin
                                                         Llugë/Česmin Lug, Osterode and

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                                                        Leposaviq/Leposavić, which are located at
                                                        the highly toxic tailing stands of the
                                                        Trepça lead mine, and to ensure the very
                                                        basic human rights of families living
                                                        there by relocating them to secure places
                                                        with decent sanitary conditions;

                                                                                             Or. en



     Amendment 43
     Tunne Kelam

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 6 a (new)

            Draft motion for a resolution                               Amendment

                                                        6a. Notes that the former Yugoslav
                                                        Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and
                                                        Serbia have met the criteria for visa
                                                        liberalisation and the visa-free regime will
                                                        come into effect on 1 January 2010;
                                                        underlines the importance of freedom of
                                                        movement for the people in the region and
                                                        therefore strongly calls on BiH and
                                                        Albania to implement the required
                                                        reforms to fulfil the criteria for visa
                                                        liberalisation as soon as possible;

                                                                                             Or. en



     Amendment 44
     Philip Claeys

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 7

            Draft motion for a resolution                               Amendment

     7. Is of the opinion that, in order to             deleted
     maintain the support of EU citizens for
     further enlargement, it is crucial to
     present them with clear and
     comprehensive information on the

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benefits of this policy; calls on the
Commission and the Member States to
make efforts to that end; stresses,
however, that, in order to be successful,
information campaigns should be
adequately funded;

                                                                                                Or. en



Amendment 45
Ernst Strasser

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

7. Is of the opinion that, in order to                   7. Is of the opinion that, in order to
maintain the support of EU citizens for                  maintain the support of EU citizens for
further enlargement, it is crucial to present            further enlargement, it is crucial to present
them with clear and comprehensive                        them with clear and comprehensive
information on the benefits of this policy;              information; considers it to be equally
calls on the Commission and the Member                   essential to listen to and address citizens´
States to make efforts to that end; stresses,            concerns and questions;
however, that, in order to be successful,
information campaigns should be
adequately funded;

                                                                                                Or. en



Amendment 46
Anna Ibrisagic

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

7. Is of the opinion that, in order to                   7. Is of the opinion that, in order to
maintain the support of EU citizens for                  maintain the support of EU citizens for
further enlargement, it is crucial to present            further enlargement, it is crucial to present
them with clear and comprehensive                        them with clear and comprehensive
information on the benefits of this policy;              information on the benefits of this policy;
calls on the Commission and the Member                   calls on the Commission and the Member

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     States to make efforts to that end; stresses,            States to make efforts to that end;
     however, that, in order to be successful,
     information campaigns should be
     adequately funded;

                                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 47
     Kristian Vigenin

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 7

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     7. Is of the opinion that, in order to                   7. Is of the opinion that, in order to
     maintain the support of EU citizens for                  maintain the support of EU citizens for
     further enlargement, it is crucial to present            further enlargement and the commitment
     them with clear and comprehensive                        of the citizens of the candidate countries
     information on the benefits of this policy;              to continue reforms, it is crucial to present
     calls on the Commission and the Member                   them with clear and comprehensive
     States to make efforts to that end; stresses,            information on the benefits of this policy;
     however, that, in order to be successful,                calls on the Commission and the Member
     information campaigns should be                          States to make efforts to that end; stresses,
     adequately funded;                                       however, that, in order to be successful,
                                                              information campaigns should be
                                                              adequately funded;

                                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 48
     Helmut Scholz

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 7

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     7. Is of the opinion that, in order to                   7. Is of the opinion that, in order to
     maintain the support of EU citizens for                  maintain the support of EU citizens for
     further enlargement, it is crucial to present            further enlargement, it is crucial to present
     them with clear and comprehensive                        them with clear and comprehensive
     information on the benefits of this policy;              information on the costs and benefits of
     calls on the Commission and the Member                   this policy; calls on the Commission and

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States to make efforts to that end; stresses,            the Member States to make efforts to that
however, that, in order to be successful,                end; stresses, however, that, in order to be
information campaigns should be                          successful, information campaigns should
adequately funded;                                       be adequately funded;

                                                                                                Or. en



Amendment 49
Gabriele Albertini

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

7. Is of the opinion that, in order to                   7. Is of the opinion that, in order to
maintain the support of EU citizens for                  maintain the support of EU citizens for
further enlargement, it is crucial to present            further enlargement, it is crucial to present
them with clear and comprehensive                        them with clear and comprehensive
information on the benefits of this policy;              information on the benefits and
calls on the Commission and the Member                   implications of this policy; calls on the
States to make efforts to that end; stresses,            Commission and the Member States to
however, that, in order to be successful,                make efforts to that end; stresses, however,
information campaigns should be                          that, in order to be successful, information
adequately funded;                                       campaigns should be adequately funded;

                                                                                                Or. en



Amendment 50
Maria Eleni Koppa

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

7. Is of the opinion that, in order to                   7. Is of the opinion that, in order to
maintain the support of EU citizens for                  maintain the support of EU citizens for
further enlargement, it is crucial to present            further enlargement, it is crucial to present
them with clear and comprehensive                        them with clear and comprehensive
information on the benefits of this policy;              information on the benefits of this policy;
calls on the Commission and the Member                   calls on the Commission and the Member
States to make efforts to that end; stresses,            States to make efforts to that end; stresses,
however, that, in order to be successful,                however, that, in order to be successful,

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     information campaigns should be                        information campaigns should be
     adequately funded;                                     adequately funded; in this context,
                                                            underlines the importance of sending a
                                                            clear message of the willingness of the
                                                            European Union to move forward with
                                                            the enlargement policy, also by setting up
                                                            a symbolic target date for the accession of
                                                            all the Western Balkan countries;

                                                                                                 Or. en



     Amendment 51
     Elmar Brok

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 7 a (new)

            Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

                                                            7a. Calls on the EU institutions to analyse
                                                            and increase the integration capacity of
                                                            the European Union;

                                                                                                 Or. en



     Amendment 52
     Bernd Posselt

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 8

            Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

     8. Commends Croatia for its continued                  8. Commends Croatia for its continued
     progress in meeting the criteria of                    progress in meeting the criteria of
     accession to the Union as well as the                  accession to the Union as well as the
     obligations of membership; welcomes the                obligations of membership; welcomes the
     bilateral agreement on resolving the border            bilateral agreement on resolving the border
     dispute with Slovenia, which has created               dispute with Slovenia, which has created
     the momentum to open all remaining                     the momentum to open all remaining
     chapters in the accession process; is                  chapters in the accession process; is
     confident that the accession negotiations              confident that the accession negotiations
     can be concluded by mid-2010, provided                 can be concluded by mid-2010 at the
     that Croatia steps up its efforts by, inter            latest, provided that Croatia continues to

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alia, strengthening public administration,             fulfil the necessary criteria and
pursuing reform of the judiciary more                  benchmarks;
resolutely, vigorously combating
corruption and organised crime, ensuring
the sustainability of refugee return and
allowing the ICTY to have access to
documents requested for use in war crime
trials;

                                                                                            Or. en



Amendment 53
Geoffrey Van Orden

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8

       Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

8. Commends Croatia for its continued                  8. Commends Croatia for its continued
progress in meeting the criteria of                    progress in meeting some of the criteria of
accession to the Union as well as the                  accession to the Union as well as the
obligations of membership; welcomes the                obligations of membership; welcomes the
bilateral agreement on resolving the border            bilateral agreement on resolving the border
dispute with Slovenia, which has created               dispute with Slovenia, which has created
the momentum to open all remaining                     the momentum to open all remaining
chapters in the accession process; is                  chapters in the accession process;
confident that the accession negotiations              considers that the accession negotiations
can be concluded by mid-2010, provided                 can be concluded by mid-2010, provided
that Croatia steps up its efforts by, inter            that Croatia delivers concrete results by,
alia, strengthening public administration,             inter alia, strengthening public
pursuing reform of the judiciary more                  administration, pursuing reform of the
resolutely, vigorously combating                       judiciary more resolutely, vigorously
corruption and organised crime, ensuring               combating corruption and organised crime,
the sustainability of refugee return and               respecting private property rights and
allowing the ICTY to have access to                    properly investigating ownership in
documents requested for use in war crime               disputed cases, ensuring the sustainability
trials;                                                of refugee return and allowing access for
                                                       the ICTY to documents requested for use
                                                       in war crime trials;

                                                                                            Or. en




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     Amendment 54
     Emine Bozkurt

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 8

            Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

     8. Commends Croatia for its continued                  8. Commends Croatia for its continued
     progress in meeting the criteria of                    progress in meeting the criteria of
     accession to the Union as well as the                  accession to the Union as well as the
     obligations of membership; welcomes the                obligations of membership; welcomes the
     bilateral agreement on resolving the border            bilateral agreement on resolving the border
     dispute with Slovenia, which has created               dispute with Slovenia, which has created
     the momentum to open all remaining                     the momentum to open all remaining
     chapters in the accession process; is                  chapters in the accession process; calls on
     confident that the accession negotiations              Croatia to continue its reform efforts by,
     can be concluded by mid-2010, provided                 inter alia, strengthening public
     that Croatia steps up its efforts by, inter            administration, pursuing reform of the
     alia, strengthening public administration,             judiciary more resolutely, vigorously
     pursuing reform of the judiciary more                  combating corruption and organised crime,
     resolutely, vigorously combating                       ensuring the sustainability of refugee return
     corruption and organised crime, ensuring               and allowing the ICTY to have access to
     the sustainability of refugee return and               documents requested for use in war crime
     allowing the ICTY to have access to                    trials;
     documents requested for use in war crime
     trials;

                                                                                                  Or. en



     Amendment 55
     Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 8

            Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

     8. Commends Croatia for its continued                  8. Commends Croatia for its continued
     progress in meeting the criteria of                    progress in meeting the criteria of
     accession to the Union as well as the                  accession to the Union as well as the
     obligations of membership; welcomes the                obligations of membership; welcomes the
     bilateral agreement on resolving the border            bilateral agreement on resolving the border
     dispute with Slovenia, which has created               dispute with Slovenia, which has created
     the momentum to open all remaining                     the momentum to open all remaining
     chapters in the accession process; is                  chapters in the accession process; is

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confident that the accession negotiations              confident that the accession negotiations
can be concluded by mid-2010, provided                 can be concluded as soon as possible,
that Croatia steps up its efforts by, inter            provided that Croatia steps up its efforts
alia, strengthening public administration,             by, inter alia, strengthening public
pursuing reform of the judiciary more                  administration, pursuing reform of the
resolutely, vigorously combating                       judiciary more resolutely, vigorously
corruption and organised crime, ensuring               combating corruption and organised crime,
the sustainability of refugee return and               ensuring the sustainability of refugee return
allowing the ICTY to have access to                    and allowing the ICTY to have access to
documents requested for use in war crime               documents requested for use in war crime
trials;                                                trials;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 56
Hélène Flautre, Ulrike Lunacek, Franziska Katharina Brantner, Marije Cornelissen on
behalf of the Green/EFA group

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8

       Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

8. Commends Croatia for its continued                  8. Commends Croatia for its continued
progress in meeting the criteria of                    progress in meeting the criteria of
accession to the Union as well as the                  accession to the Union as well as the
obligations of membership; welcomes the                obligations of membership; welcomes the
bilateral agreement on resolving the border            bilateral agreement on resolving the border
dispute with Slovenia, which has created               dispute with Slovenia, which has created
the momentum to open all remaining                     the momentum to open all remaining
chapters in the accession process; is                  chapters in the accession process; is
confident that the accession negotiations              confident that the accession negotiations
can be concluded by mid-2010, provided                 can be concluded soon, provided that
that Croatia steps up its efforts by, inter            Croatia steps up its efforts by, inter alia,
alia, strengthening public administration,             strengthening public administration,
pursuing reform of the judiciary more                  pursuing reform of the judiciary more
resolutely, vigorously combating                       resolutely, vigorously combating
corruption and organised crime, ensuring               corruption and organised crime, ensuring
the sustainability of refugee return and               the sustainability of refugee return and
allowing the ICTY to have access to                    allowing the ICTY to have access to
documents requested for use in war crime               documents requested for use in war crime
trials;                                                trials;

                                                                                             Or. en



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     Amendment 57
     Jelko Kacin

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 8

            Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

     8. Commends Croatia for its continued                  8. Commends Croatia for its continued
     progress in meeting the criteria of                    progress in meeting the criteria of
     accession to the Union as well as the                  accession to the Union as well as the
     obligations of membership; welcomes the                obligations of membership; welcomes the
     bilateral agreement on resolving the border            bilateral agreement on resolving the border
     dispute with Slovenia, which has created               dispute with Slovenia, which has created
     the momentum to open all remaining                     the momentum to open all remaining
     chapters in the accession process; is                  chapters in the accession process; hopes
     confident that the accession negotiations              that the accession negotiations can be
     can be concluded by mid-2010, provided                 concluded by mid-2010, provided that
     that Croatia steps up its efforts by, inter            Croatia steps up its efforts by, inter alia,
     alia, strengthening public administration,             strengthening public administration,
     pursuing reform of the judiciary more                  pursuing reform of the judiciary more
     resolutely, vigorously combating                       resolutely, vigorously combating
     corruption and organised crime, ensuring               corruption and organised crime, ensuring
     the sustainability of refugee return and               the sustainability of refugee return and
     allowing the ICTY to have access to                    allowing the ICTY to have access to
     documents requested for use in war crime               documents requested for use in war crime
     trials;                                                trials;

                                                                                                  Or. en



     Amendment 58
     Ivo Vajgl

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 8

            Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

     8. Commends Croatia for its continued                  8. Commends Croatia for its continued
     progress in meeting the criteria of                    progress in meeting the criteria of
     accession to the Union as well as the                  accession to the Union as well as the
     obligations of membership; welcomes the                obligations of membership; welcomes the
     bilateral agreement on resolving the border            bilateral agreement on resolving the border
     dispute with Slovenia, which has created               dispute with Slovenia, which has created
     the momentum to open all remaining                     the momentum to open further chapters in
     chapters in the accession process; is                  the accession process; is confident that the

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confident that the accession negotiations                accession negotiations can be concluded by
can be concluded by mid-2010, provided                   mid-2010, provided that Croatia steps up
that Croatia steps up its efforts by, inter              its efforts by, inter alia, strengthening
alia, strengthening public administration,               public administration, pursuing reform of
pursuing reform of the judiciary more                    the judiciary more resolutely, vigorously
resolutely, vigorously combating                         combating corruption and organised crime,
corruption and organised crime, ensuring                 ensuring the sustainability of refugee return
the sustainability of refugee return and                 and allowing the ICTY to have access to
allowing the ICTY to have access to                      documents requested for use in war crime
documents requested for use in war crime                 trials;
trials;

                                                                                               Or. en



Amendment 59
Philip Claeys

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

9. Congratulates the former Yugoslav                     9. Congratulates the former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia on the progress                    Republic of Macedonia on the progress
achieved by that country since the last                  achieved by that country since the last
progress report, and in particular during the            progress report, and in particular during the
last few months; welcomes the fact that                  last few months;
the country has fulfilled all the
benchmarks for visa liberalisation, and
expects that the visa-free regime will
apply from 1 January 2010; notes with
satisfaction that this progress has been
acknowledged by the Commission, which
has recommended the opening of
accession negotiations with the country;
calls on the Council to confirm the
Commission's recommendation at the
summit to be held in December 2009 and
to set a date for the beginning of
negotiations;

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     Amendment 60
     Andrey Kovatchev, Evgeni Kirilov, Ioannis Kasoulides, Michael Gahler, Arnaud
     Danjean, Cristian Dan Preda, Anna Ibrisagic, Hans-Gert Pöttering

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 9

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     9. Congratulates the former Yugoslav                     9. Congratulates the former Yugoslav
     Republic of Macedonia on the progress                    Republic of Macedonia on the progress
     achieved by that country since the last                  achieved by that country since the last
     progress report, and in particular during the            progress report, and in particular during the
     last few months; welcomes the fact that the              last few months; welcomes the fact that the
     country has fulfilled all the benchmarks for             country has fulfilled all the benchmarks for
     visa liberalisation, and expects that the                visa liberalisation, and expects that the
     visa-free regime will apply from 1 January               visa-free regime will apply from 1 January
     2010; notes with satisfaction that this                  2010; notes with satisfaction that this
     progress has been acknowledged by the                    progress has been acknowledged by the
     Commission, which has recommended the                    Commission, which has recommended the
     opening of accession negotiations with the               opening of accession negotiations with the
     country; calls on the Council to confirm the             country; calls on the Council to confirm the
     Commission’s recommendation at the                       Commission’s recommendation at the
     summit to be held in December 2009 and                   summit to be held in December 2009 and
     to set a date for the beginning of                       expects the negotiations to begin in the
     negotiations;                                            near future with the hope that mutually
                                                              satisfactory solutions to outstanding
                                                              issues with neighbouring countries can be
                                                              reached;

                                                                                                    Or. en



     Amendment 61
     Marietta Giannakou, Georgios Koumoutsakos

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 9

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     9. Congratulates the former Yugoslav                     9. Commends the former Yugoslav
     Republic of Macedonia on the progress                    Republic of Macedonia for the progress
     achieved by that country since the last                  achieved by that country since the last
     progress report, and in particular during the            progress report, and in particular during the
     last few months; welcomes the fact that the              last few months and calls on the country
     country has fulfilled all the benchmarks for             to secure the irreversibility of the reforms;

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visa liberalisation, and expects that the                welcomes the fact that the country has
visa-free regime will apply from 1 January               fulfilled all the benchmarks for visa
2010; notes with satisfaction that this                  liberalisation, and expects that the visa-free
progress has been acknowledged by the                    regime will apply from 1 January 2010;
Commission, which has recommended the                    notes that this progress has been
opening of accession negotiations with the               acknowledged by the Commission, which
country; calls on the Council to confirm                 has recommended the opening of accession
the Commission’s recommendation at the                   negotiations with the country; calls on the
summit to be held in December 2009 and                   Council to take into consideration the
to set a date for the beginning of                       Commission’s recommendation as well as
negotiations;                                            the Presidency conclusions of the
                                                         European Council meetings in December
                                                         2005 and June 2008, with a view to
                                                         further examining the way forward, at the
                                                         summit to be held in December 2009;

                                                                                                Or. en



Amendment 62
Maria Eleni Koppa

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

9. Congratulates the former Yugoslav                     9. Welcomes the progress achieved by the
Republic of Macedonia on the progress                    former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
achieved by that country since the last                  since the last progress report, and in
progress report, and in particular during the            particular during the last few months;
last few months; welcomes the fact that the              welcomes the fact that the country has
country has fulfilled all the benchmarks for             fulfilled all the benchmarks for visa
visa liberalisation, and expects that the                liberalisation, and expects that the visa-free
visa-free regime will apply from 1 January               regime will apply from 1 January 2010;
2010; notes with satisfaction that this                  notes with satisfaction that this progress
progress has been acknowledged by the                    has been acknowledged by the
Commission, which has recommended the                    Commission, which has recommended the
opening of accession negotiations with the               opening of accession negotiations with the
country; calls on the Council to confirm                 country;
the Commission’s recommendation at the
summit to be held in December 2009 and
to set a date for the beginning of
negotiations;

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     Amendment 63
     Nikolaos Salavrakos

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 9

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     9. Congratulates the former Yugoslav                     9. Recognises the progress achieved by the
     Republic of Macedonia on the progress                    former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
     achieved by that country since the last                  since the last progress report, and in
     progress report, and in particular during the            particular during the last few months;
     last few months; welcomes the fact that the              welcomes the fact that the country has
     country has fulfilled all the benchmarks for             fulfilled all the benchmarks for visa
     visa liberalisation, and expects that the                liberalisation, and expects that the visa-free
     visa-free regime will apply from 1 January               regime will apply from 1 January 2010;
     2010; notes with satisfaction that this                  notes with satisfaction that this progress
     progress has been acknowledged by the                    has been acknowledged by the
     Commission, which has recommended the                    Commission, which has recommended the
     opening of accession negotiations with the               opening of accession negotiations with the
     country; calls on the Council to confirm the             country; calls on the Council to the
     Commission’s recommendation at the                       Commission’s recommendation at the
     summit to be held in December 2009 and                   summit to be held in December 2009 and
     to set a date for the beginning of                       to set a date for the beginning of
     negotiations;                                            negotiations;

                                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 64
     Sarah Ludford

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 9

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     9. Congratulates the former Yugoslav                     9. Congratulates the former Yugoslav
     Republic of Macedonia on the progress                    Republic of Macedonia on the progress
     achieved by that country since the last                  achieved by that country since the last
     progress report, and in particular during the            progress report, and in particular during the
     last few months; welcomes the fact that                  last few months; notes with satisfaction
     the country has fulfilled all the                        that this progress has been acknowledged
     benchmarks for visa liberalisation, and                  by the Commission, which has
     expects that the visa-free regime will                   recommended the opening of accession


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apply from 1 January 2010; notes with                     negotiations with the country; calls on the
satisfaction that this progress has been                  Council to confirm the Commission’s
acknowledged by the Commission, which                     recommendation at the summit to be held
has recommended the opening of accession                  in December 2009 and to set a date for the
negotiations with the country; calls on the               beginning of negotiations;
Council to confirm the Commission’s
recommendation at the summit to be held
in December 2009 and to set a date for the
beginning of negotiations;

                                                                                                 Or. en



Amendment 65
Jorgo Chatzimarkakis

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10

       Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

10. Calls on the authorities of the former                10. Calls on the authorities of the former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to                         Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to
continue their efforts in the reform process,             continue their efforts in the reform process,
particularly in the fields of the reform of               particularly in the fields of the reform of
public administration and the judiciary,                  public administration and the judiciary,
anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and                anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and
inter-ethnic relations, including increasing              inter-ethnic relations, including increasing
the participation of minorities in public life            the participation of minorities in public life
and administration; moreover, in the spirit               and administration; moreover, in the spirit
of good neighbourly relations, calls on the               of good neighbourly relations, calls on the
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia                     former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
and Greece to use the window of                           and Greece to use the momentum of EU-
opportunity following the recent Greek                    euphoria caused by the positive progress
elections and to find a mutually                          report of the Commission and the good
satisfactory solution to the name issue;                  preconditions provided by the newly
                                                          elected government for a constructive and
                                                          mutually satisfactory solution to the name
                                                          issue; calls on all parties to refrain from
                                                          hostile activities and provocative
                                                          symbolism in order to facilitate the
                                                          achievement of a longstanding solution
                                                          on the name issue;

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     Amendment 66
     Nikolaos Salavrakos

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 10

            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     10. Calls on the authorities of the former                10. Calls on the authorities of the former
     Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to                         Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to
     continue their efforts in the reform process,             continue their efforts in the reform process,
     particularly in the fields of the reform of               particularly in the fields of the reform of
     public administration and the judiciary,                  public administration and the judiciary,
     anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and                anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and
     inter-ethnic relations, including increasing              inter-ethnic relations, including increasing
     the participation of minorities in public life            the participation of minorities in public life
     and administration; moreover, in the spirit               and administration; moreover, recalls that
     of good neighbourly relations, calls on the               maintaining good neighbourly relations,
     former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia                     including a negotiated and mutually
     and Greece to use the window of                           accepted solution to the name issue, under
     opportunity following the recent Greek                    the auspices of the UN, remains essential;
     elections and to find a mutually                          in the interest of good neighbourly
     satisfactory solution to the name issue;                  relations, calls on the former Yugoslav
                                                               Republic of Macedonia and Greece to use
                                                               the window of opportunity following the
                                                               recent Commission’s recommendation,
                                                               and to find a mutually acceptable solution,
                                                               with Greece, to the name issue; urges the
                                                               government of the former Yugoslav
                                                               Republic of Macedonia to avoid actions
                                                               and statements which could negatively
                                                               affect good neighbourly relations;

                                                                                                      Or. en



     Amendment 67
     Nikolaos Chountis

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 10

            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     10. Calls on the authorities of the former                10. Calls on the authorities of the former
     Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to                         Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to
     continue their efforts in the reform process,             continue their efforts in the reform process,

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particularly in the fields of the reform of               particularly in the fields of the reform of
public administration and the judiciary,                  public administration and the judiciary,
anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and                anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and
inter-ethnic relations, including increasing              inter-ethnic relations, including increasing
the participation of minorities in public life            the participation of minorities in public life
and administration; moreover, in the spirit               and administration; moreover, in the spirit
of good neighbourly relations, calls on the               of good neighbourly relations, calls for a
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia                     speedy resolution of the differences
and Greece to use the window of                           between the former Yugoslav Republic of
opportunity following the recent Greek                    Macedonia and Greece, concerning the
elections and to find a mutually                          name of the first, with an agreement
satisfactory solution to the name issue;                  within the UN framework on a composite
                                                          name with a geographical definition,
                                                          which satisfies both countries and serves
                                                          the peace in the region;

                                                                                                 Or. en



Amendment 68
Maria Eleni Koppa

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10

       Draft motion for a resolution                                       Amendment

10. Calls on the authorities of the former                10. However, calls on the authorities of the
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to                         former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to
continue their efforts in the reform process,             continue their efforts in the reform process,
particularly in the fields of the reform of               particularly in the fields of the reform of
public administration and the judiciary,                  public administration and the judiciary,
anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and                anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and
inter-ethnic relations, including increasing              inter-ethnic relations, including increasing
the participation of minorities in public life            the participation of minorities in public life
and administration; moreover, in the spirit               and administration; moreover, underlines
of good neighbourly relations, calls on the               the importance of a compromised solution
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia                     to the name issue and, in the spirit of good
and Greece to use the window of                           neighbourly relations, calls on the former
opportunity following the recent Greek                    Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to
elections and to find to the name issue;                  intensify its efforts in order to find a
                                                          mutually satisfactory solution with
                                                          Greece;

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     Amendment 69
     Marietta Giannakou, Georgios Koumoutsakos

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 10

            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     10. Calls on the authorities of the former                10. Calls on the authorities of the former
     Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to                         Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to
     continue their efforts in the reform process,             continue their efforts in the reform process,
     particularly in the fields of the reform of               particularly in the fields of the reform of
     public administration and the judiciary,                  public administration and the judiciary,
     anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and                anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and
     inter-ethnic relations, including increasing              inter-ethnic relations, including increasing
     the participation of minorities in public life            the participation of minorities in public life
     and administration; moreover, in the spirit               and administration; moreover, in the spirit
     of good neighbourly relations, calls on the               of good neighbourly relations, calls on the
     former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia                     former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to
     and Greece to use the window of                           contribute actively to the ongoing UN
     opportunity following the recent Greek                    efforts aiming at reaching with Greece a
     elections and to find a mutually                          mutually satisfactory solution to the name
     satisfactory solution to the name issue;                  issue;

                                                                                                      Or. en



     Amendment 70
     Andrey Kovatchev, Ioannis Kasoulides, Cristian Dan Preda, Hans-Gert Pöttering

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 10

            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     10. Calls on the authorities of the former                10. Calls on the authorities of the former
     Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to                         Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to
     continue their efforts in the reform process,             continue their efforts in the reform process,
     particularly in the fields of the reform of               particularly in the fields of the reform of
     public administration and the judiciary,                  public administration and the judiciary,
     anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and                anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and
     inter-ethnic relations, including increasing              inter-ethnic relations, including increasing
     the participation of minorities in public life            the participation of minorities in public life
     and administration; moreover, in the spirit               and administration; calls on the authorities
     of good neighbourly relations, calls on the               to guarantee the rights of persons sharing
     former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia                     an understanding of their ethnic
     and Greece to use the window of                           background that is distinct from those

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opportunity following the recent Greek                    officially recognised; also calls on the
elections and to find a mutually                          authorities to take the necessary measures
satisfactory solution to the name issue;                  to discourage hate speech against
                                                          neighbouring Member States in the media
                                                          and similar statements in school
                                                          textbooks; moreover, in the spirit of good
                                                          neighbourly relations, calls on the former
                                                          Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and
                                                          Greece to use the window of opportunity
                                                          following the recent Greek elections and to
                                                          find a mutually satisfactory solution to the
                                                          name issue;

                                                                                                 Or. en



Amendment 71
Alojz Peterle

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10

       Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

10. Calls on the authorities of the former                10. Calls on the authorities of the former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to                         Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to
continue their efforts in the reform process,             continue their efforts in the reform process,
particularly in the fields of the reform of               particularly in the fields of the reform of
public administration and the judiciary,                  public administration and the judiciary,
anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and                anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and
inter-ethnic relations, including increasing              inter-ethnic relations, including increasing
the participation of minorities in public life            the participation of minorities in public life
and administration; moreover, in the spirit               and administration; notes with satisfaction
of good neighbourly relations, calls on the               the recent establishment of a diplomatic
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia                     relations between the former Yugoslav
and Greece to use the window of                           Republic of Macedonia and the Republic
opportunity following the recent Greek                    of Kosovo, as well as the conclusion of the
elections and to find a mutually                          agreement on the physical demarcation of
satisfactory solution to the name issue;                  the border between the two countries, as a
                                                          vital contribution to regional stability;
                                                          welcomes the commitment and
                                                          contribution of the former Yugoslav
                                                          Republic of Macedonia in respecting and
                                                          promoting the good neighbourly relations
                                                          on the basis of respect for the principles
                                                          of territorial integrity, sovereignty and
                                                          peaceful settlement of disputes; moreover,

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                                                               in the spirit of good neighbourly relations,
                                                               calls on the former Yugoslav Republic of
                                                               Macedonia and Greece to use the window
                                                               of opportunity following the recent Greek
                                                               elections and to find a mutually
                                                               satisfactory solution to the name issue;

                                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 72
     Bernd Posselt

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 10

            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     10. Calls on the authorities of the former                10. Calls on the authorities of the former
     Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to                         Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to
     continue their efforts in the reform process,             continue their efforts in the reform process,
     particularly in the fields of the reform of               particularly in the fields of the reform of
     public administration and the judiciary,                  public administration and the judiciary,
     anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and                anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and
     inter-ethnic relations, including increasing              inter-ethnic relations, including the
     the participation of minorities in public life            participation of minorities in public life
     and administration; moreover, in the spirit               and administration; moreover, in the spirit
     of good neighbourly relations, calls on the               of good neighbourly relations, calls on the
     former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia                     former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
     and Greece to use the window of                           and Greece to use the window of
     opportunity following the recent Greek                    opportunity following the recent Greek
     elections and to find a mutually                          elections and to find a mutually
     satisfactory solution to the name issue;                  satisfactory solution to the name issue;

                                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 73
     Vytautas Landsbergis

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 10

            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     10. Calls on the authorities of the former                10. Calls on the authorities of the former

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Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to                         Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to
continue their efforts in the reform process,             continue their efforts in the reform process,
particularly in the fields of the reform of               particularly in the fields of the reform of
public administration and the judiciary,                  public administration and the judiciary,
anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and                anti-corruption policy, women’s rights and
inter-ethnic relations, including increasing              inter-ethnic relations, including increasing
the participation of minorities in public life            the participation of minorities in public life
and administration; moreover, in the spirit               and administration; moreover, in the spirit
of good neighbourly relations, calls on the               of good neighbourly relations, calls on the
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia                     former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
and Greece to use the window of                           and Greece to use the window of
opportunity following the recent Greek                    opportunity following the recent Greek
elections and to find a mutually                          elections and to find a mutually
satisfactory solution to the name issue;                  satisfactory solution to the state's name
                                                          issue;

                                                                                                 Or. en



Amendment 74
Hélène Flautre, Frieda Brepoels on behalf of the Green/EFA group in the EP

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11

       Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

11. Notes that Turkey has made some                       11. Welcomes the ongoing progress
progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                   towards the fulfilment of the Copenhagen
political criteria; urges the Turkish                     political criteria such as the civilian
Government and all parliamentary parties                  oversight of the security forces, the
to establish consensus on key reforms;                    broadcasting on Turkish state television
points out the crucial importance of a                    (TRT) in the Kurdish language and the
swift implementation of the judicial                      recognition of the Kurdish names;
reform strategy for the functioning of the                welcomes the smooth implementation of
Turkish State and society; regrets the                    the 2008 law on foundations that
limited progress made in the area of                      addresses a number of property-related
freedom of expression and freedom of                      issues; however, requests legal
religion; deplores the continued non-                     implementation of the right to use
fulfilment of commitments stemming from                   Kurdish in communication and
the Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                  education; considers the project of
Association Agreement; calls on the                       'democratic opening' as an important step
Turkish Government to contribute actively                 towards a peaceful solution to the Kurdish
to the swift devising of a comprehensive                  question and the democratisation of
settlement of the Cyprus question;                        Turkey and asks all the political forces to
welcomes the efforts to resolve the                       support that process; asks the Turkish
Kurdish issue and encourages the                          government, in a process of dialogue with

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     Turkish Government to take concrete                    Kurdish representatives, to take concrete
     measures to address the situation of                   measures resulting in full rights and
     citizens of Kurdish origin; commends the               freedoms for all Turkish citizens;
     diplomatic efforts made to normalise                   however, requests that further judicial
     relations with Armenia and urges the                   and penal code reforms be implemented
     Turkish Grand National Assembly to                     so as to ensure fully the rule of law, the
     ratify the relevant protocols; calls on the            freedom of opinion and expression and
     Turkish Government to coordinate its                   the freedom of the press; calls for reforms
     foreign policy with the EU, in particular              to social policy, notably regarding trade
     regarding Iran; regrets, however, that the             union law and the integration of women
     NATO-EU strategic cooperation extending                in economic life; commends the
     beyond the ‘Berlin plus’ arrangements                  diplomatic efforts made to normalise
     continues to be blocked by Turkey's                    relations with Armenia and urges all the
     objections, which has negative                         parties to ratify and implement the
     consequences for the protection of the EU              relevant protocols which can contribute to
     personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                a comprehensive lasting settlement in the
     set aside those objections as soon as                  South Caucasus; supports all the efforts
     possible;                                              deployed by Turkey towards neighbouring
                                                            countries, notably Syria and Iraq,
                                                            including the Kurdish Federative body in
                                                            Northern Iraq; deplores the continued
                                                            non-fulfilment of commitments stemming
                                                            from the Additional Protocol to the EC-
                                                            Turkey Association Agreement; calls on
                                                            the Turkish Government to contribute
                                                            actively to the ongoing negotiations for a
                                                            comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus
                                                            question and asks all parties to use this
                                                            historic opportunity for the solution of
                                                            that problem; welcomes Turkey's
                                                            substantial contribution to the European
                                                            Security and Defence Policy (ESDP) and
                                                            notes that the Turkish Government is
                                                            seeking greater involvement in ESDP
                                                            activities; regrets, however, that the
                                                            NATO-EU strategic cooperation extending
                                                            beyond the ‘Berlin plus’ arrangements
                                                            continues to be blocked by Turkey's
                                                            objections, which has negative
                                                            consequences for the protection of the EU
                                                            personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to
                                                            set aside those objections as soon as
                                                            possible;

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Amendment 75
Emine Bozkurt

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

11. Notes that Turkey has made some                     11. Notes that Turkey continues to
progress towards meeting the                            sufficiently fulfil the political criteria and
Copenhagen political criteria; urges the                urges the Turkish Government and all
Turkish Government and all parliamentary                parliamentary parties to establish
parties to establish consensus on key                   consensus on key reforms; points out the
reforms; points out the crucial importance              crucial importance of a swift
of a swift implementation of the judicial               implementation of the judicial reform
reform strategy for the functioning of the              strategy; calls on the Turkish Government
Turkish State and society; regrets the                  to step up the pace for significant reforms
limited progress made in the area of                    in the area of freedom of expression and
freedom of expression and freedom of                    freedom of religion; reiterates that the
religion; deplores the continued non-                   fulfilment of commitments stemming from
fulfilment of commitments stemming from                 the Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
the Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                Association Agreement remains a
Association Agreement; calls on the                     fundamental criteria for Turkey´s
Turkish Government to contribute actively               accession to the European Union; calls on
to the swift devising of a comprehensive                the Turkish Government to contribute
settlement of the Cyprus question;                      actively to the swift devising of a
welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus
issue and encourages the Turkish                        question; welcomes the efforts to resolve
Government to take concrete measures to                 the Kurdish issue and encourages the
address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            Turkish Government to take concrete
origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 measures to address the situation of
made to normalise relations with Armenia                citizens of Kurdish origin; commends the
and urges the Turkish Grand National                    diplomatic efforts made to normalise
Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              relations with Armenia and urges the
calls on the Turkish Government to                      Turkish Grand National Assembly to ratify
coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              the relevant protocols; calls on the Turkish
in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  Government to coordinate its foreign
however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     policy with the EU, in particular regarding
cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                Iran; regrets, however, that the NATO-EU
plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked              strategic cooperation extending beyond the
by Turkey's objections, which has negative              ‘Berlin plus’ arrangements continues to be
consequences for the protection of the EU               blocked by Turkey's objections, which has
personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 negative consequences for the protection of
set aside those objections as soon as                   the EU personnel deployed, and urges
possible;                                               Turkey to set aside those objections as
                                                        soon as possible;

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     Amendment 76
     Andrew Duff

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 11

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     11. Notes that Turkey has made some                     11. Notes that Turkey continues to make
     progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
     political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
     Government and all parliamentary parties                Government and all parliamentary parties
     to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus about the
     points out the crucial importance of a swift            formulation and implementation of key
     implementation of the judicial reform                   reforms; points out the crucial importance
     strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             of a swift implementation of the judicial
     State and society; regrets the limited                  reform strategy for the functioning of the
     progress made in the area of freedom of                 Turkish State and society; welcomes the
     expression and freedom of religion;                     increasingly open public debate in Turkey
     deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                about previous taboos; approves of the
     commitments stemming from the                           opening of dialogue with the Alevis, while
     Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    still waiting for the achievement of full
     Association Agreement; calls on the                     freedom of expression and freedom of
     Turkish Government to contribute actively               religion in line with the European
     to the swift devising of a comprehensive                Convention on Human Rights and the
     settlement of the Cyprus question;                      Charter of Fundamental Rights of the
     welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             European Union; deplores the continued
     issue and encourages the Turkish                        non-fulfilment of commitments stemming
     Government to take concrete measures to                 from the Additional Protocol to the EC-
     address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            Turkey Association Agreement; calls on
     origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 the Turkish Government to contribute
     made to normalise relations with Armenia                actively to the swift devising of a
     and urges the Turkish Grand National                    comprehensive federal settlement of the
     Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              Cyprus question; welcomes the efforts to
     calls on the Turkish Government to                      resolve the Kurdish issue and encourages
     coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              the Turkish Government to take concrete
     in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  measures to address the situation of
     however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     citizens of Kurdish origin; commends the
     cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                diplomatic efforts made to normalise
     plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked              relations with Armenia and urges the
     by Turkey's objections, which has negative              Turkish Grand National Assembly to ratify
     consequences for the protection of the EU               the relevant protocols; calls on the Turkish
     personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 Government to coordinate its foreign
     set aside those objections as soon as                   policy with the EU, in particular regarding
     possible;                                               Iran; regrets, however, that the NATO-EU
                                                             strategic cooperation extending beyond the

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                                                        ‘Berlin plus’ arrangements continues to be
                                                        blocked by Turkey's objections, which has
                                                        negative consequences for the protection of
                                                        the EU personnel deployed, and urges
                                                        Turkey to set aside those objections as
                                                        soon as possible;

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Amendment 77
Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

11.     Notes that Turkey has made some                 11.     Notes that Turkey has made some
progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
Government and all parliamentary parties                Government and all parliamentary parties
to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus on key reforms;
points out the crucial importance of a swift            points out the crucial importance of a swift
implementation of the judicial reform                   implementation of the judicial reform
strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             strategy for the functioning of the Turkish
State and society; regrets the limited                  State and society; regrets the limited
progress made in the area of freedom of                 progress made in the area of freedom of
expression and freedom of religion;                     expression and freedom of religion;
deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                deplores the continued non-fulfilment of
commitments stemming from the                           commitments stemming from the
Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
Association Agreement; calls on the                     Association Agreement; calls on the
Turkish Government to contribute actively               Turkish Government to continue to
to the swift devising of a comprehensive                contribute actively to the swift devising of
settlement of the Cyprus question;                      a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus
welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             question; welcomes the efforts to resolve
issue and encourages the Turkish                        the Kurdish issue and encourages the
Government to take concrete measures to                 Turkish Government to take concrete
address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            measures to address the situation of
origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 citizens of Kurdish origin; commends the
made to normalise relations with Armenia                diplomatic efforts made to normalise
and urges the Turkish Grand National                    relations with Armenia and urges the two
Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              parliaments to ratify the relevant
calls on the Turkish Government to                      protocols; calls on the Turkish Government
coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              to coordinate its foreign policy with the
in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  EU, in particular regarding Iran; regrets,

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     however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     however, that the NATO-EU strategic
     cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin
     plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked              plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked
     by Turkey's objections, which has negative              by Turkey's objections, which has negative
     consequences for the protection of the EU               consequences for the protection of the EU
     personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 personnel deployed, and expects those
     set aside those objections as soon as                   objections to be solved in connection with
     possible;                                               a solution to the Cyprus problem;


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     Amendment 78
     Marietta Giannakou, Georgios Koumoutsakos

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 11

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     11. Notes that Turkey has made some                     11. Notes that Turkey has made some
     progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
     political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
     Government and all parliamentary parties                Government and all parliamentary parties
     to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus on key reforms;
     points out the crucial importance of a swift            points out the crucial importance of a swift
     implementation of the judicial reform                   implementation of the judicial reform
     strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             strategy for the functioning of the Turkish
     State and society; regrets the limited                  State and society; regrets the limited
     progress made in the area of freedom of                 progress made in the area of freedom of
     expression and freedom of religion;                     expression and freedom of religion; calls
     deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                on Turkey to conclude the negotiations on
     commitments stemming from the                           the EC readmission agreement and until
     Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    then to adequately implement readmission
     Association Agreement; calls on the                     agreements with EU Member States;
     Turkish Government to contribute actively               recalls that Turkey has committed itself to
     to the swift devising of a comprehensive                good neighbourly relations and calls on
     settlement of the Cyprus question;                      the Turkish Government to make serious
     welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             and intense efforts to resolve any
     issue and encourages the Turkish                        outstanding dispute peacefully and in
     Government to take concrete measures to                 accordance with the UN Charter, other
     address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            relevant international conventions and
     origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 bilateral agreements and obligations;
     made to normalise relations with Armenia                deplores the continued non-fulfilment of
     and urges the Turkish Grand National                    commitments stemming from the
     Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
     calls on the Turkish Government to                      Association Agreement; recalls that non-

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coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              fulfilment of Turkey’s commitments by
in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  December 2009 may further seriously
however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     affect the process of negotiations; calls on
cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                the Turkish Government to contribute
plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked              actively to the swift devising of a
by Turkey's objections, which has negative              comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus
consequences for the protection of the EU               question; welcomes the efforts to resolve
personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 the Kurdish issue and encourages the
set aside those objections as soon as                   Turkish Government to take concrete
possible;                                               measures to address the situation of
                                                        citizens of Kurdish origin; commends the
                                                        diplomatic efforts made to normalise
                                                        relations with Armenia and urges the
                                                        Turkish Grand National Assembly to ratify
                                                        the relevant protocols; calls on the Turkish
                                                        Government to coordinate its foreign
                                                        policy with the EU, in particular regarding
                                                        Iran; regrets, however, that the NATO-EU
                                                        strategic cooperation extending beyond the
                                                        ‘Berlin plus’ arrangements continues to be
                                                        blocked by Turkey's objections, which has
                                                        negative consequences for the protection of
                                                        the EU personnel deployed, and urges
                                                        Turkey to set aside those objections as
                                                        soon as possible;

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Amendment 79
Kyriakos Mavronikolas

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

11.     Notes that Turkey has made some                 11. Notes that Turkey has made some
progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
Government and all parliamentary parties                Covernment and all parliamentary parties
to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus on key reforms;
points out the crucial importance of a swift            points out the crucial importance of a swift
implementation of the judicial reform                   implementation of the judicial reform
strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             strategy for functioning of the Turkish
State and society; regrets the limited                  State and society; regrets the limited
progress made in the area of freedom of                 progress made in the area of freedom of

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     expression and freedom of religion;                     expression and freedom of religion;
     deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                deplores the continued non-fulfilment of
     commitments stemming from the                           commitments stemming from the
     Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
     Association Agreement; calls on the                     Association Agreement; calls on the
     Turkish Government to contribute actively               Turkish Government to contribute actively
     to the swift devising of a comprehensive                to the swift devising of a comprehensive
     settlement of the Cyprus question;                      settlement of the Cyprus question; Turkey,
     welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             as a candidate country for accession, with
     issue and encourages the Turkish                        both rights and obligations, must comply
     Government to take concrete measures to                 with the Ankara Protocol and recognise
     address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            the Republic of Cyprus immediately. In
     origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 addition, Turkey must support with
     made to normalise relations with Armenia                concrete measures the negotiations
     and urges the Turkish Grand National                    concerning the resolution of the Cyprus
     Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              question; welcomes the efforts to resolve
     calls on the Turkish Government to                      the Kurdish issue and encourages the
     coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              Turkish Government to take cncrete
     in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  measures to address the situation of
     however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     citizens of Kurdish origins; comments the
     cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                diplomatic effort made to normalise
     plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked              relation with Armenai and urges the
     by Turkey's objections, which has negative              Turkish Grand National Assembly to radify
     consequences for the protection of the EU               the relevant protocols; calls on the Turkish
     personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 Government to coordinate to its foreign
     set aside those objections as soon as                   policy with the EU, in particular, regarding
     possible;                                               Iran; regrets, however, that the NATO-EU
                                                             strategic cooperation extending beyond the
                                                             "Berlin plus" arrangements continues to be
                                                             blocked by Turkish objections, which has
                                                             negative consequences for the protection of
                                                             the EU personnel deployed, and urges
                                                             Turkey to set aside those objections as
                                                             soon as possible;

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     Amendment 80
     Richard Howitt, Raimon Obiols, Kristian Vigenin, María Paloma Muñiz De Urquiza,
     Zoran Thaler, Ana Gomes on behalf of the the S & D Group

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 11




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       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

11.     Notes that Turkey has made some                 11. Commends Turkey for its continued
progress towards meeting the                            progress in meeting the criteria for
Copenhagen political criteria; urges the                accession to the Union as well as the
Turkish Government and all parliamentary                obligations of membership and stresses
parties to establish consensus on key                   that the EU accession process provides for
reforms; points out the crucial importance              a strong incentive for Turkey to pursue
of a swift implementation of the judicial               reforms, strengthen democracy and
reform strategy for the functioning of the              human rights and further modernise the
Turkish State and society; regrets the                  country; urges the Turkish Government
limited progress made in the area of                    and all parliamentary parties to establish
freedom of expression and freedom of                    consensus on key reforms; points out the
religion; deplores the continued non-                   importance of a rapid implementation of a
fulfilment of commitments stemming from                 judicial reform strategy for the more
the Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                effective functioning of the judicial system;
Association Agreement; calls on the                     is concerned about the situation in the
Turkish Government to contribute actively               area of freedom of expression,
to the swift devising of a comprehensive                particularly following the unprecedented
settlement of the Cyprus question;                      fine imposed on a media group known to
welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             be critical of the government, and stresses
issue and encourages the Turkish                        that further improvement in the area of
Government to take concrete measures to                 freedom of expression and freedom of
address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            religion should be made; regrets the
origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 continued non-fulfilment of commitments
made to normalise relations with Armenia                stemming from the Additional Protocol to
and urges the Turkish Grand National                    the EC-Turkey Association Agreement;
Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              calls on the Turkish Government to
calls on the Turkish Government to                      actively support the ongoing negotiations
coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              to help achieve a comprehensive
in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  settlement of the Cyprus question by the
however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     end of 2009 or in the first months of 2010;
cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish
plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked              issue and encourages the Turkish
by Turkey's objections, which has negative              Government to take concrete measures to
consequences for the protection of the EU               address the situation of citizens of Kurdish
personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 origin, whilst calling on the PKK to
set aside those objections as soon as                   renounce violence; commends the
possible;                                               diplomatic efforts made to normalise
                                                        relations with Armenia and urges the
                                                        Turkish Grand National Assembly and
                                                        Armenian parliament to ratify the relevant
                                                        historic protocols; welcomes the key role
                                                        of Turkey in regional security, energy
                                                        supply and the promotion of dialogue
                                                        between civilisations; welcomes the
                                                        ongoing cooperation and consultation

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                                                             with the Turkish Government on a range
                                                             of foreign policy issues with the EU, in
                                                             particular regarding Iran; calls on the
                                                             Turkish Government to coordinate its
                                                             foreign policy with the EU, in particular
                                                             regarding Iran; regrets, however, that the
                                                             NATO-EU strategic cooperation extending
                                                             beyond the ‘Berlin plus’ arrangements
                                                             continues to be blocked by Turkey's
                                                             objections, which has negative
                                                             consequences for the protection of the EU
                                                             personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to
                                                             set aside those objections as soon as
                                                             possible;


                                                                                                    Or. en



     Amendment 81
     Takis Hadjigeorgiou, Kyriacos Triantaphyllides

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 11

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     11. Notes that Turkey has made some                     11.     Notes that Turkey has made some
     progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
     political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; stresses however that the
     Government and all parliamentary parties                necessity of full compliance with the
     to establish consensus on key reforms;                  Copenhagen political criteria remains
     points out the crucial importance of a swift            imperative; urges the Turkish Government
     implementation of the judicial reform                   and all parliamentary parties to establish
     strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             consensus on key reforms; points out the
     State and society; regrets the limited                  crucial importance of a swift
     progress made in the area of freedom of                 implementation of the judicial reform
     expression and freedom of religion;                     strategy for the functioning of the Turkish
     deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                State and society; regrets the limited
     commitments stemming from the                           progress made in the area of freedom of
     Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    expression and freedom of religion; calls
     Association Agreement; calls on the                     on Turkey to comply with the European
     Turkish Government to contribute actively               Convention on Human Rights, and
     to the swift devising of a comprehensive                ensure full execution of the judgments of
     settlement of the Cyprus question;                      the European Court of Human Rights;
     welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             deplores the continued non-fulfillment of
     issue and encourages the Turkish                        commitments stemming from the
     Government to take concrete measures to                 Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey

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address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            Association Agreement and urges Turkey
origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 to proceed with no further delay to their
made to normalise relations with Armenia                full implementation; in this respect
and urges the Turkish Grand National                    underlines the Declaration of 21
Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              September 2005, and the Council
calls on the Turkish Government to                      Conclusions of December 2006; calls on
coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              the Turkish Government to contribute
in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  actively to the ongoing negotiations
however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     between the leaders of the two
cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                communities in Cyprus to find a
plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked              comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus
by Turkey's objections, which has negative              question, based on a bi-zonal and bi-
consequences for the protection of the EU               communal federation with political
personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 equality as defined by the relevant
set aside those objections as soon as                   Security Council resolutions, with single
possible;                                               sovereignty, a single international
                                                        personality and single citizenship, within
                                                        the UN framework, in accordance with
                                                        the relevant UN Security Council
                                                        Resolutions, and international and
                                                        European law; reminds Turkey that
                                                        refusal to comply with its commitments
                                                        towards the EU will have consequences
                                                        for its accession negotiations that will be
                                                        reviewed at the European Council of
                                                        December 2009; welcomes the efforts to
                                                        resolve the Kurdish issue and encourages
                                                        the Turkish Government to take concrete
                                                        measures to address the situation of
                                                        citizens of Kurdish origin; commends the
                                                        diplomatic efforts made to normalize
                                                        relations with Armenia and urges the
                                                        Turkish Grand National Assembly to ratify
                                                        the relevant protocols; calls on the Turkish
                                                        Government to coordinate its foreign
                                                        policy with the EU, in particular regarding
                                                        Iran; regrets, however, that the NATO-EU
                                                        strategic cooperation extending beyond the
                                                        ‘Berlin plus’ arrangements continues to be
                                                        blocked by Turkey's objections, which has
                                                        negative consequences for the protection of
                                                        the EU personnel deployed, and urges
                                                        Turkey to set aside those objections as
                                                        soon as possible;

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     Amendment 82
     Geoffrey Van Orden

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 11

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     11.     Notes that Turkey has made some                 11. Notes that Turkey has made some
     progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
     political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
     Government and all parliamentary parties                Government and all parliamentary parties
     to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus on key reforms;
     points out the crucial importance of a swift            commends Turkey for the positive steps
     implementation of the judicial reform                   taken in the area of the judiciary, with the
     strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             adoption of the judiciary reform strategy
     State and society; regrets the limited                  and action plan; regrets the limited
     progress made in the area of freedom of                 progress made in the area of freedom of
     expression and freedom of religion;                     expression and freedom of religious
     deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                minorities; deplores the continued non-
     commitments stemming from the                           fulfilment of commitments stemming from
     Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    the Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
     Association Agreement; calls on the                     Association Agreement; calls on the
     Turkish Government to contribute actively               Turkish and Greek Governments to
     to the swift devising of a comprehensive                contribute actively to the swift devising of
     settlement of the Cyprus question;                      a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus
     welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             question; welcomes the efforts to resolve
     issue and encourages the Turkish                        the Kurdish issue and encourages the
     Government to take concrete measures to                 Turkish Government to take concrete
     address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            measures to address the situation of
     origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 citizens of Kurdish origin; commends the
     made to normalise relations with Armenia                diplomatic efforts made to normalise
     and urges the Turkish Grand National                    relations with Armenia and urges the
     Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              Turkish Grand National Assembly to ratify
     calls on the Turkish Government to                      the relevant protocols calls on the Turkish
     coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              government to coordinate its foreign policy
     in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  regarding Iran with that of EU Member
     however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     States; welcomes Turkey's signing of the
     cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                Intergovernmental Agreement on the
     plus’ arrangements continues to be                      Nabucco gas pipeline, the implementation
     blocked by Turkey's objections, which has               of which remains one of the EU's highest
     negative consequences for the protection                energy security priorities; and calls for
     of the EU personnel deployed, and urges                 the early opening of the energy chapter in
     Turkey to set aside those objections as                 the accession negotiations;
     soon as possible;

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Amendment 83
Nikolaos Chountis

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

11.     Notes that Turkey has made some                 11. Notes that Turkey has made some
progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
Government and all parliamentary parties                Government and all parliamentary parties
to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus on key reforms;
points out the crucial importance of a swift            points out the crucial importance of a swift
implementation of the judicial reform                   implementation of the judicial reform
strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             strategy for the functioning of the Turkish
State and society; regrets the limited                  State and society; regrets the limited
progress made in the area of freedom of                 progress made in the area of freedom of
expression and freedom of religion;                     expression and freedom of religion;
deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                deplores the continued non-fulfilment of
commitments stemming from the                           commitments stemming from the
Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
Association Agreement; calls on the                     Association Agreement; calls on the
Turkish Government to contribute actively               Turkish Government to contribute actively
to the swift devising of a comprehensive                to the swift devising of a comprehensive
settlement of the Cyprus question;                      settlement of the Cyprus question in the
welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             framework of UN decisions and the
issue and encourages the Turkish                        acquis communautaire; welcomes the
Government to take concrete measures to                 efforts to resolve the Kurdish issue and
address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            encourages the Turkish Government to
origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 take concrete measures to address the
made to normalise relations with Armenia                situation of citizens of Kurdish origin;
and urges the Turkish Grand National                    commends the diplomatic efforts made to
Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              normalise relations with Armenia and
calls on the Turkish Government to                      urges the Turkish Grand National
coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;
in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  calls on the Turkish Government to
however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,
cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                in particular regarding Iran;
plus’ arrangements continues to be
blocked by Turkey's objections, which has
negative consequences for the protection
of the EU personnel deployed, and urges
Turkey to set aside those objections as
soon as possible;



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                                                                                                  Or. en



     Amendment 84
     Helmut Scholz

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 11

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     11. Notes that Turkey has made some                     11. Notes that Turkey has made some
     progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
     political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
     Government and all parliamentary parties                Government and all parliamentary parties
     to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus on key reforms;
     points out the crucial importance of a swift            points out the crucial importance of a swift
     implementation of the judicial reform                   implementation of the judicial reform
     strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             strategy for the functioning of the Turkish
     State and society; regrets the limited                  State and society; regrets the limited
     progress made in the area of freedom of                 progress made in the area of freedom of
     expression and freedom of religion;                     expression and freedom of religion;
     deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                deplores the continued non-fulfilment of
     commitments stemming from the                           commitments stemming from the
     Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
     Association Agreement; calls on the                     Association Agreement; calls on the
     Turkish Government to contribute actively               Turkish Government to contribute actively
     to the swift devising of a comprehensive                to the swift devising of a comprehensive
     settlement of the Cyprus question;                      settlement of the Cyprus question;
     welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish
     issue and encourages the Turkish                        issue and encourages the Turkish
     Government to take concrete measures to                 Government to take concrete measures to
     address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            address the situation of citizens of Kurdish
     origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 origin; commends the diplomatic efforts
     made to normalise relations with Armenia                made to normalise relations with Armenia
     and urges the Turkish Grand National                    and urges the Turkish Grand National
     Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;
     calls on the Turkish Government to                      calls on the Turkish Government to
     coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,
     in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  in particular regarding Iran;
     however, that the NATO-EU strategic
     cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin
     plus’ arrangements continues to be
     blocked by Turkey's objections, which has
     negative consequences for the protection
     of the EU personnel deployed, and urges
     Turkey to set aside those objections as


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soon as possible;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 85
Nikolaos Salavrakos

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

11. Notes that Turkey has made some                     11. Notes that Turkey has made some
progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
Government and all parliamentary parties                Government and all parliamentary parties
to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus on key reforms;
points out the crucial importance of a swift            points out the crucial importance of a swift
implementation of the judicial reform                   implementation of the judicial reform
strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             strategy for the functioning of the Turkish
State and society; regrets the limited                  State and society; regrets the limited
progress made in the area of freedom of                 progress made in the area of freedom of
expression and freedom of religion;                     expression and freedom of religion;
deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                deplores the continued non-fulfilment of
commitments stemming from the                           commitments stemming from the
Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
Association Agreement; calls on the                     Association Agreement and urges the
Turkish Government to contribute actively               Turkish government to comply with the
to the swift devising of a comprehensive                relevant obligations; calls on the Turkish
settlement of the Cyprus question;                      Government to contribute actively to the
welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             swift devising of a comprehensive
issue and encourages the Turkish                        settlement of the Cyprus question;
Government to take concrete measures to                 welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish
address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            issue and encourages the Turkish
origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 Government to take concrete measures to
made to normalise relations with Armenia                address the situation of citizens of Kurdish
and urges the Turkish Grand National                    origin; recalls that the EU stressed that
Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              negotiations on a readmission agreement
calls on the Turkish Government to                      remain a priority and urges Turkey to
coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              resume negotiations with a view to
in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  concluding them without delay;
however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     commends the diplomatic efforts made to
cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                normalise relations with Armenia and
plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked              urges the Turkish Grand National
by Turkey's objections, which has negative              Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;
consequences for the protection of the EU               calls on the Turkish Government to

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     personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,
     set aside those objections as soon as                   in particular regarding Iran; regrets,
     possible;                                               however, that the NATO-EU strategic
                                                             cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin
                                                             plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked
                                                             by Turkey's objections, which has negative
                                                             consequences for the protection of the EU
                                                             personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to
                                                             set aside those objections as soon as
                                                             possible;

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     Amendment 86
     Maria Eleni Koppa

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 11

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     11.     Notes that Turkey has made some                 11.      Notes that Turkey has made some
     progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
     political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
     Government and all parliamentary parties                Government and all parliamentary parties
     to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus on key reforms;
     points out the crucial importance of a swift            points out the crucial importance of a swift
     implementation of the judicial reform                   implementation of the judicial reform
     strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             strategy for the functioning of the Turkish
     State and society; regrets the limited                  State and society; regrets the limited
     progress made in the area of freedom of                 progress made in the area of freedom of
     expression and freedom of religion;                     expression and freedom of religion;
     deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                deplores the continued non-fulfilment of
     commitments stemming from the                           commitments stemming from the
     Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
     Association Agreement; calls on the                     Association Agreement and demands its
     Turkish Government to contribute actively               immediate full and non-discriminatory
     to the swift devising of a comprehensive                implementation; calls on the Turkish
     settlement of the Cyprus question;                      Government to contribute actively to the
     welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             swift devising of a comprehensive
     issue and encourages the Turkish                        settlement of the Cyprus question in the
     Government to take concrete measures to                 framework of UN resolutions and the
     address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            acquis communautaire; welcomes the
     origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 efforts to resolve the Kurdish issue and
     made to normalise relations with Armenia                encourages the Turkish Government to
     and urges the Turkish Grand National                    take concrete measures to address the

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Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              situation of citizens of Kurdish origin;
calls on the Turkish Government to                      commends the diplomatic efforts made to
coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              normalise relations with Armenia and
in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  urges the Turkish Grand National
however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;
cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                calls on the Turkish Government to
plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked              coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,
by Turkey's objections, which has negative              in particular regarding Iran; welcomes the
consequences for the protection of the EU               reopening of the negotiations on a
personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 readmission agreement with the EU,
set aside those objections as soon as                   urging Turkey to fully implement, in the
possible;                                               meantime, the existing bilateral
                                                        readmission agreements and protocols
                                                        with Member States; regrets, however, that
                                                        the NATO-EU strategic cooperation
                                                        extending beyond the ‘Berlin plus’
                                                        arrangements continues to be blocked by
                                                        Turkey's objections, which has negative
                                                        consequences for the protection of the EU
                                                        personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to
                                                        set aside those objections as soon as
                                                        possible;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 87
Ivo Vajgl

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

11.     Notes that Turkey has made some                 11.     Notes that Turkey has made some
progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
Government and all parliamentary parties                Government and all parliamentary parties
to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus on key reforms;
points out the crucial importance of a swift            points out the crucial importance of a swift
implementation of the judicial reform                   implementation of the judicial reform
strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             strategy for the functioning of the Turkish
State and society; regrets the limited                  State and society; notes with satisfaction
progress made in the area of freedom of                 that there is an increasingly open and free
expression and freedom of religion;                     debate in Turkish society, as well as the
deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                fact that Article 301 of the Turkish
commitments stemming from the                           Criminal Code is no longer used

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     Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    systematically to restrict freedom of
     Association Agreement; calls on the                     expression, including on issues
     Turkish Government to contribute actively               traditionally perceived as sensitive;
     to the swift devising of a comprehensive                regrets however that Turkish law on
     settlement of the Cyprus question;                      freedom of expression and freedom of
     welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             religion does not provide sufficient
     issue and encourages the Turkish                        guarantees in line with the European
     Government to take concrete measures to                 Convention of Human Rights;
     address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            deplores the continued non-fulfilment of
     origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 commitments stemming from the
     made to normalise relations with Armenia                Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
     and urges the Turkish Grand National                    Association Agreement; calls on the
     Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              Turkish Government to contribute actively
     calls on the Turkish Government to                      to the swift devising of a comprehensive
     coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              settlement of the Cyprus question;
     in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish
     however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     issue and encourages the Turkish
     cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                Government to take concrete measures to
     plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked              address the situation of citizens of Kurdish
     by Turkey's objections, which has negative              origin; commends the diplomatic efforts
     consequences for the protection of the EU               made to normalise relations with Armenia
     personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 and urges the Turkish Grand National
     set aside those objections as soon as                   Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;
     possible;                                               calls on the Turkish Government to
                                                             coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,
                                                             in particular regarding Iran; regrets,
                                                             however, that the NATO-EU strategic
                                                             cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin
                                                             plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked
                                                             by Turkey's objections, which has negative
                                                             consequences for the protection of the EU
                                                             personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to
                                                             set aside those objections as soon as
                                                             possible;

                                                                                                  Or. en



     Amendment 88
     Carlo Casini, Gabriele Albertini

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 11

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     11. Notes that Turkey has made some                     11. Notes that Turkey has made some

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progress toward the Copenhagen political                progress toward the Copenhagen political
criteria; urges the Turkish Government and              criteria; urges the Turkish Government and
all parliamentary parties to establish                  all parliamentary parties to establish
consensus on key reforsms; points out the               consensus on key reforsms; points out the
crucial importance of a swift                           crucial importance of a swift
implementation of the judicial reform                   implementation of the judicial reform
strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             strategy for the functioning of the Turkish
State and society; regrets the limited                  State and society; regrets the limited
progress made in the area of fredoom of                 progress made in the area of fredoom of
expression and freedom of religion;                     expression and freedom of religion;
deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                expresses concern over the unsatisfactory
commitments stemming from the                           situation of religious minorities, which
Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    should be seriously taken into
Association Agreement; calls on the                     consideration within the accession
Turkish Government to contribute actively               negotiations; deplores the continued non-
to the swift devising of a comprehensive                fulfilment of commitments stemming from
settlement of the Cyprus question;                      the Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             Association Agreement; calls on the
issue and encourages the Turkish                        Turkish Government to contribute actively
Government to take concrete measures to                 to the swift devising of a comprehensive
address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            settlement of the Cyprus question;
origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish
made to normalise relations with Armenia                issue and encourages the Turkish
and urges the Turkish Grand National                    Government to take concrete measures to
Assembly to ratify the relevants protocols;             address the situation of citizens of Kurdish
calls on the Turkish Government to                      origin; commends the diplomatic efforts
coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              made to normalise relations with Armenia
in particoular regarding Iran; regrets,                 and urges the Turkish Grand National
however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     Assembly to ratify the relevants protocols;
cooperation extending beyond the 'Berlin                calls on the Turkish Government to
plus' arrangements continues to be blocked              coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,
by Turkey' s objections, which has negative             in particoular regarding Iran; regrets,
consequences for the protection of the EU               however, that the NATO-EU strategic
personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 cooperation extending beyond the 'Berlin
set aside those objections as soon as                   plus' arrangements continues to be blocked
possible;                                               by Turkey' s objections, which has negative
                                                        consequences for the protection of the EU
                                                        personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to
                                                        set aside those objections as soon as
                                                        possible;

                                                                                             Or. en




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     Amendment 89
     Alf Svensson

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 11

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     11 . Notes that Turkey has made some                    11. Notes that Turkey has made some
     progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
     political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
     Government and all parliamentary parties                Government and all parliamentary parties
     to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus on key reforms;
     points out the crucial importance of a swift            points out the crucial importance of a swift
     implementation of the judicial reform                   implementation of the judicial reform
     strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             strategy for the functioning of the Turkish
     State and society; regrets the limited                  State and society; regrets the limited
     progress made in the area of freedom of                 progress made in the area of freedom of
     expression and freedom of religion;                     expression and freedom of religion;
     deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                deplores the continued non-fulfilment of
     commitments stemming from the                           commitments stemming from the
     Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
     Association Agreement; calls on the                     Association Agreement; calls on the
     Turkish Government to contribute actively               Turkish Government to contribute actively
     to the swift devising of a comprehensive                to the swift devising of a comprehensive
     settlement of the Cyprus question;                      settlement of the Cyprus question; calls on
     welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             the Turkish Government to stop the
     issue and encourages the Turkish                        discrimination against the country's
     Government to take concrete measures to                 Christian minorities; welcomes the efforts
     address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            to resolve the Kurdish issue and
     origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 encourages the Turkish Government to
     made to normalise relations with Armenia                take concrete measures to address the
     and urges the Turkish Grand National                    situation of citizens of Kurdish origin;
     Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              commends the diplomatic efforts made to
     calls on the Turkish Government to                      normalise relations with Armenia and
     coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              urges the Turkish Grand National
     in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;
     however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     calls on the Turkish Government to
     cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin                coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,
     plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked              in particular regarding Iran; regrets,
     by Turkey's objections, which has negative              however, that the NATO-EU strategic
     consequences for the protection of the EU               cooperation extending beyond the ‘Berlin
     personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 plus’ arrangements continues to be blocked
     set aside those objections as soon as                   by Turkey's objections, which has negative
     possible;                                               consequences for the protection of the EU
                                                             personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to
                                                             set aside those objections as soon as
                                                             possible;

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                                                                                              Or. en



Amendment 90
Ioannis Kasoulides, Markus Ferber

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

11.     Notes that Turkey has made some                 11.     Notes that Turkey has made some
progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 progress towards meeting the Copenhagen
political criteria; urges the Turkish                   political criteria; urges the Turkish
Government and all parliamentary parties                Government and all parliamentary parties
to establish consensus on key reforms;                  to establish consensus on key reforms;
points out the crucial importance of a swift            points out the crucial importance of a swift
implementation of the judicial reform                   implementation of the judicial reform
strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             strategy for the functioning of the Turkish
State and society; regrets the limited                  State and society; regrets the limited
progress made in the area of freedom of                 progress made in the area of freedom of
expression and freedom of religion;                     expression and freedom of religion;
deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                deplores the continued non-fulfilment of
commitments stemming from the                           commitments stemming from the
Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
Association Agreement; calls on the                     Association Agreement and recalls that
Turkish Government to contribute actively               the non-fulfilment of those commitments
to the swift devising of a comprehensive                by December 2009 may further seriously
settlement of the Cyprus question;                      affect the process of negotiations; calls on
                                                        the Turkish Government to contribute
                                                        actively to the swift devising of a
                                                        comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus
                                                        question;

                                                                                              Or. en



Amendment 91
Metin Kazak

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

11.    Notes that Turkey has made some                  11.    Notes that Turkey has made
progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 notable progress towards meeting the

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     political criteria; urges the Turkish                   Copenhagen political criteria; urges the
     Government and all parliamentary parties                Turkish Government and all parliamentary
     to establish consensus on key reforms;                  parties to establish consensus on key
     points out the crucial importance of a swift            reforms; points out the crucial importance
     implementation of the judicial reform                   of a swift implementation of the judicial
     strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             reform strategy for the functioning of the
     State and society; regrets the limited                  Turkish State and society; regrets the
     progress made in the area of freedom of                 limited progress made in the area of
     expression and freedom of religion;                     freedom of expression and freedom of
     deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                religion; deplores the continued non-
     commitments stemming from the                           fulfilment of commitments stemming from
     Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    the Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
     Association Agreement; calls on the                     Association Agreement; welcomes the
     Turkish Government to contribute                        efforts to resolve the Kurdish issue and
     actively to the swift devising of a                     encourages the Turkish Government to
     comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus                  take concrete measures to address the
     question; welcomes the efforts to resolve               situation of citizens of Kurdish origin;
     the Kurdish issue and encourages the                    notes with satisfaction Turkey’s
     Turkish Government to take concrete                     contributions to regional stability,
     measures to address the situation of                    especially in the Middle East and the
     citizens of Kurdish origin; commends the                Caucasus; welcomes the signature of the
     diplomatic efforts made to normalise                    Nabucco Intergovernmental Agreement
     relations with Armenia and urges the                    and calls for the rapid implementation of
     Turkish Grand National Assembly to ratify               the project; commends the diplomatic
     the relevant protocols; notes with calls on             efforts made to normalise relations with
     the Turkish Government to coordinate its                Armenia and urges the Turkish Grand
     foreign policy with the EU, in particular               National Assembly to ratify the relevant
     regarding Iran; regrets, however, that the              protocols; notes with calls on the Turkish
     NATO-EU strategic cooperation extending                 Government to coordinate its foreign
     beyond the ‘Berlin plus’ arrangements                   policy with the EU, in particular regarding
     continues to be blocked by Turkey's                     Iran; regrets, however, that the NATO-EU
     objections, which has negative                          strategic cooperation extending beyond the
     consequences for the protection of the EU               ‘Berlin plus’ arrangements continues to be
     personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 blocked by Turkey's objections, which has
     set aside those objections as soon as                   negative consequences for the protection of
     possible;                                               the EU personnel deployed, and urges
                                                             Turkey to set aside those objections as
                                                             soon as possible;

                                                                                                  Or. en



     Amendment 92
     Philip Claeys

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 11

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       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

11. Notes that Turkey has made some                     11. Deplores the very limited progress
progress towards meeting the Copenhagen                 made by Turkey towards meeting the
political criteria; urges the Turkish                   Copenhagen political criteria; urges the
government and all parliamentary parties to             Turkish government and all parliamentary
establish consensus on key reforms; points              parties to establish consensus on key
out the crucial importance of a swift                   reforms; points out the crucial importance
implementation of the judicial reform                   of a swift implementation of the judicial
strategy for the functioning of the Turkish             reform strategy for the functioning of the
state and society; regrets the limited                  Turkish state and society; regrets the
progress made in the area of freedom of                 limited progress made in the area of
expression and freedom of religion;                     freedom of expression and freedom of
deplores the continued non-fulfilment of                religion; deplores the continued non-
commitments stemming from the                           fulfilment of commitmens stemming from
Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey                    the Additional Protocol to the EC-Turkey
Association Agreement; calls on the                     Association Agreement; calls on the
Turkish government to contribute actively               Turkish Government to contribute actively
to the swift devising of a comprehensive                to the swift devising of a comprehensive
settlement of the Cyprus question;                      settlement of the Cyprus question;
welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish             welcomes the efforts to resolve the Kurdish
issue and encourages the Turkish                        issue and encourages the Turkish
Government to take concrete measures to                 Government to take concrete measures to
address the situation of citizens of Kurdish            address the situation of citizens of Kurdish
origin; commends the diplomatic efforts                 origin; commends the diplomatic efforts
made to normalise relations with Armenia                made to normalise relations with Armenia
and urges the Turkish Grand National                    and urges the Turkish Grand National
Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;              Assembly to ratify the relevant protocols;
calls on the Turkish Government to                      calls on the Turkish Government to
coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,              coordinate its foreign policy with the EU,
in particular regarding Iran; regrets,                  in particular regarding Iran; regrets,
however, that the NATO-EU strategic                     however, that the NATO-EU strategic
cooperation extending beyond the 'Berlin                cooperation extending beyond the 'Berlin
plus' agreements continues to be blocked                plus' agreements continues to be blocked
by Turkey's objections, which has negative              by Turkey's objections, which has negative
consequences for the protection of the EU               consequences for the protection of the EU
personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to                 personnel deployed, and urges Turkey to
set aside those objections as soon as                   set aside those objections as soon as
possible;                                               possible;

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     Amendment 93
     Metin Kazak

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 11 a (new)

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

                                                             11a. Highlights the necessity of a swift
                                                             and comprehensive settlement of the
                                                             Cyprus question, and urges all parties
                                                             involved to contribute actively towards a
                                                             lasting solution for the island, without
                                                             which security in the Balkans, the Black
                                                             Sea and eastern Mediterranean, where
                                                             EU's vital interests lie, is substantially
                                                             threatened;

                                                                                                  Or. en



     Amendment 94
     Philip Claeys

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 12

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     12. Notes with satisfaction the progress                12. Notes with satisfaction the progress
     made by Serbia, and in particular its                   made by Serbia, and in particular its
     unilateral implementation of the Interim                unilateral implementation of the Interim
     Agreement; is of opinion that such                      Agreement; welcomes the signing of the
     unilateral implementation, carried out                  police protocol by the Serbian authorities
     against the background of the financial                 with EULEX and calls on Serbia to further
     crisis, shows that country's commitment                 step up its cooperation with EULEX,
     to moving forward on the path to                        especially as regards EULEX's operations
     membership of the Union; therefore urges                in Northern Kosovo;
     the Council to decide on the ratification of
     the Interim Agreement without delay;
     welcomes the signing of the police
     protocol by the Serbian authorities with
     EULEX and calls on Serbia to further step
     up its cooperation with EULEX, especially
     as regards EULEX's operations in Northern
     Kosovo;



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Amendment 95
Helmut Scholz

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

12. Notes with satisfaction the progress                12. Notes with satisfaction the progress
made by Serbia, and in particular its                   made by Serbia, and in particular its
unilateral implementation of the Interim                unilateral implementation of the Interim
Agreement; is of opinion that such                      Agreement; is of opinion that such
unilateral implementation, carried out                  unilateral implementation, carried out
against the background of the financial                 against the background of the financial
crisis, shows that country's commitment to              crisis, shows that country's commitment to
moving forward on the path to membership                moving forward on the path to membership
of the Union; therefore urges the Council               of the Union; therefore urges the Council
to decide on the ratification of the Interim            to decide on the ratification of the Interim
Agreement without delay; welcomes the                   Agreement without delay;
signing of the police protocol by the
Serbian authorities with EULEX and calls
on Serbia to further step up its
cooperation with EULEX, especially as
regards EULEX's operations in northern
Kosovo;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 96
Nikolaos Chountis

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

12. Notes with satisfaction the progress                12. Notes with satisfaction the progress
made by Serbia, and in particular its                   made by Serbia, and in particular its
unilateral implementation of the Interim                unilateral implementation of the Interim
Agreement; is of opinion that such                      Agreement; is of opinion that such
unilateral implementation, carried out                  unilateral implementation, carried out
against the background of the financial                 against the background of the financial
crisis, shows that country's commitment to              crisis, shows that country's commitment to

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     moving forward on the path to membership                moving forward on the path to membership
     of the Union; therefore urges the Council               of the Union; therefore urges the Council
     to decide on the ratification of the Interim            to decide on the ratification of the Interim
     Agreement without delay; welcomes the                   Agreement without delay;
     signing of the police protocol by the
     Serbian authorities with EULEX and calls
     on Serbia to further step up its
     cooperation with EULEX, especially as
     regards EULEX's operations in northern
     Kosovo;

                                                                                                  Or. en



     Amendment 97
     Maria Eleni Koppa

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 12

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     12. Notes with satisfaction the progress                12. Notes with great satisfaction the
     made by Serbia, and in particular its                   progress made by Serbia, and in particular
     unilateral implementation of the Interim                its unilateral implementation of the Interim
     Agreement; is of opinion that such                      Agreement; is of opinion that such
     unilateral implementation, carried out                  unilateral implementation, carried out
     against the background of the financial                 against the background of the financial
     crisis, shows that country's commitment to              crisis, shows that country's commitment to
     moving forward on the path to membership                moving forward on the path to membership
     of the Union; therefore urges the Council               of the Union; welcomes the latest report
     to decide on the ratification of the Interim            submitted in July 2009 by the Chief
     Agreement without delay; welcomes the                   Prosecutor of the ICTY, Serge
     signing of the police protocol by the                   Brammertz, to the UN Security Council
     Serbian authorities with EULEX and calls                which asserts that Serbia has made
     on Serbia to further step up its cooperation            additional progress in its co-operation
     with EULEX, especially as regards                       with ICTY; considers equally important
     EULEX's operations in northern Kosovo;                  the fact that prosecutions are continuing
                                                             at the War Crimes Chamber at Belgrade
                                                             District Court; therefore urges the Council
                                                             to decide on the ratification of the Interim
                                                             Agreement without delay; welcomes the
                                                             signing of the police protocol by the
                                                             Serbian authorities with EULEX and calls
                                                             on Serbia to further step up its cooperation
                                                             with EULEX, especially as regards
                                                             EULEX's operations in the Serb-majority

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                                                        areas north of the river Ibar;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 98
Anna Ibrisagic

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

12. Notes with satisfaction the progress                12. Notes with satisfaction the progress
made by Serbia, and in particular its                   made by Serbia, and in particular its
unilateral implementation of the Interim                unilateral implementation of the Interim
Agreement; is of opinion that such                      Agreement; is of opinion that such
unilateral implementation, carried out                  unilateral implementation, carried out
against the background of the financial                 against the background of the financial
crisis, shows that country's commitment to              crisis, shows that country's commitment to
moving forward on the path to membership                moving forward on the path to membership
of the Union; therefore urges the Council               of the Union; therefore urges the Council
to decide on the ratification of the Interim            to decide on the ratification of the Interim
Agreement without delay; welcomes the                   Agreement without delay; requests Serbia
signing of the police protocol by the                   to continue to cooperate with the ICTY
Serbian authorities with EULEX and calls                and do its utmost to submit the suspected
on Serbia to further step up its cooperation            war criminal Ratko Mladic; welcomes the
with EULEX, especially as regards                       signing of the police protocol by the
EULEX's operations in northern Kosovo;                  Serbian authorities with EULEX, and calls
                                                        on Serbia to further step up its cooperation
                                                        with EULEX, especially as regards
                                                        EULEX's operations in northern Kosovo;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 99
Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck, Jelko Kacin

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

12. Notes with satisfaction the progress                12. Notes with satisfaction the progress
made by Serbia, and in particular its                   made by Serbia, and in particular its

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     unilateral implementation of the Interim                unilateral implementation of the Interim
     Agreement; is of opinion that such                      Agreement; is of opinion that such
     unilateral implementation, carried out                  unilateral implementation, carried out
     against the background of the financial                 against the background of the financial
     crisis, shows that country's commitment to              crisis, shows that country's commitment to
     moving forward on the path to membership                moving forward on the path to membership
     of the Union; therefore urges the Council               of the Union; therefore urges the Council
     to decide on the ratification of the Interim            to decide on the ratification of the Interim
     Agreement without delay; welcomes the                   Agreement without delay; provided that
     signing of the police protocol by the                   Serbia meets the requirements of full
     Serbian authorities with EULEX and calls                cooperation with ICTY, welcomes the
     on Serbia to further step up its cooperation            signing of the police protocol by the
     with EULEX, especially as regards                       Serbian authorities with EULEX and calls
     EULEX's operations in northern Kosovo;                  on Serbia to further step up its cooperation
                                                             with EULEX, especially as regards
                                                             EULEX's operations in northern Kosovo;

                                                                                                  Or. en



     Amendment 100
     Ulrike Lunacek, Marije Cornelissen

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 12

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     12. Notes with satisfaction the progress                12. Notes with satisfaction the progress
     made by Serbia, and in particular its                   made by Serbia, and in particular its
     unilateral implementation of the Interim                unilateral implementation of the Interim
     Agreement; is of opinion that such                      Agreement; is of opinion that such
     unilateral implementation, carried out                  unilateral implementation, carried out
     against the background of the financial                 against the background of the financial
     crisis, shows that country's commitment to              crisis, shows that country's commitment to
     moving forward on the path to membership                moving forward on the path to membership
     of the Union; therefore urges the Council               of the Union; therefore urges the Council
     to decide on the ratification of the Interim            to decide on the ratification of the Interim
     Agreement without delay; welcomes the                   Agreement without delay; welcomes the
     signing of the police protocol by the                   signing of the police protocol by the
     Serbian authorities with EULEX and calls                Serbian authorities with EULEX and calls
     on Serbia to further step up its cooperation            on Serbia to further step up its cooperation
     with EULEX, especially as regards                       with EULEX, especially as regards
     EULEX's operations in northern Kosovo;                  EULEX's operations in northern Kosovo;
                                                             regrets the call addressed by the Serbian
                                                             authorities to the Kosovo Serbs for a
                                                             boycott of the municipal elections

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                                                        scheduled for 15 November 2009 and
                                                        urges them to adopt a constructive
                                                        approach aimed at encouraging the active
                                                        participation of the Kosovo Serbian
                                                        community in the Kosovo institutions;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 101
Doris Pack

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

12. Notes with satisfaction the progress                12. Notes with satisfaction the progress
made by Serbia, and in particular its                   made by Serbia, and in particular its
unilateral implementation of the Interim                unilateral implementation of the Interim
Agreement; is of opinion that such                      Agreement; is of opinion that such
unilateral implementation, carried out                  unilateral implementation, carried out
against the background of the financial                 against the background of the financial
crisis, shows that country's commitment to              crisis, shows that country's commitment to
moving forward on the path to membership                moving forward on the path to membership
of the Union; therefore urges the Council               of the Union; therefore urges the Council
to decide on the ratification of the Interim            to decide on the ratification of the Interim
Agreement without delay; welcomes the                   Agreement without delay; welcomes the
signing of the police protocol by the                   signing of the police protocol by the
Serbian authorities with EULEX and calls                Serbian authorities with EULEX and calls
on Serbia to further step up its cooperation            on Serbia to further step up its cooperation
with EULEX, especially as regards                       with EULEX, especially as regards
EULEX's operations in northern Kosovo;                  EULEX's operations in northern Kosovo;
                                                        urges Serbia to encourage the Serbian
                                                        citizens of Kosovo to take part in the
                                                        forthcoming local elections;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 102
Anna Ibrisagic

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13


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            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     13. Expresses its dissatisfaction over the                13. Acknowledges that some progress has
     limited progress achieved by BiH as a                     been made by BiH in the area of justice,
     potential candidate country on the path to                freedom and security, border management
     membership of the Union; notes with                       and in preventing money laundering;
     growing concern the unstable political                    expresses however its dissatisfaction over
     climate and the lack of a common vision                   the limited progress achieved by BiH as a
     shared by both entities, and condemns the                 potential candidate country on the path to
     use of inflammatory language, which can                   membership of the Union; notes with
     undermine the achievements in the                         growing concern the unstable political
     process of inter-ethnic reconciliation and                climate and the lack of a common vision
     the functioning of State structures;                      shared by both entities; encourages the
     encourages the Council to continue its                    Council to continue its efforts, with the
     efforts, with the support of the international            support of the international community, to
     community, to pursue a dialogue with                      pursue a dialogue with political leaders in
     political leaders in BiH in order to help that            BiH in order to help that country and its
     country and its peoples to remain on the                  peoples to remain on the path to European
     path to European integration; welcomes the                integration; welcomes the most recent joint
     most recent joint diplomatic efforts by the               diplomatic efforts by the Swedish Foreign
     Swedish Foreign Minister, the Enlargement                 Minister, the Enlargement Commissioner
     Commissioner and the US Under-Secretary                   and the US Under-Secretary of State, but
     of State, but also recalls the necessity of               also recalls the necessity of involving
     involving parliamentarians and civil                      parliamentarians and civil society more
     society more closely in sustaining a viable               closely in sustaining a viable country;
     country;

                                                                                                    Or. en



     Amendment 103
     Emine Bozkurt

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 13

            Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     Expresses its dissatisfaction over the                    Expresses its dissatisfaction over the
     limited progress achieved by BiH as a                     limited progress achieved by BiH as a
     potential candidate country on the path to                potential candidate country on the path to
     membership of the Union; notes with                       membership of the Union; notes with
     growing concern the unstable political                    growing concern the unstable political
     climate and the lack of a common vision                   climate and the lack of a common vision
     shared by both entities, and condemns the                 shared by both entities, and condemns the
     use of inflammatory language, which can                   use of inflammatory language, which can

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undermine the achievements in the process                undermine the achievements in the process
of inter-ethnic reconciliation and the                   of inter-ethnic reconciliation and the
functioning of State structures; encourages              functioning of State structures; encourages
the Council to continue its efforts, with the            the Council to continue its efforts, with the
support of the international community, to               support of the international community, to
pursue a dialogue with political leaders in              pursue a dialogue with political leaders in
BiH in order to help that country and its                BiH in order to help that country and its
peoples to remain on the path to European                peoples to remain on the path to European
integration; welcomes the most recent joint              integration; emphasises the importance of
diplomatic efforts by the Swedish Foreign                creating a more sustainable constitutional
Minister, the Enlargement Commissioner                   framework to permit the country´s
and the US Under-Secretary of State, but                 institutions to function more effectively;
also recalls the necessity of involving                  therefore welcomes the most recent joint
parliamentarians and civil society more                  diplomatic efforts by the Swedish Foreign
closely in sustaining a viable country;                  Minister, the Enlargement Commissioner
                                                         and the US Under-Secretary of State to
                                                         contribute to constitutional change, but
                                                         also recalls the necessity of involving
                                                         parliamentarians and civil society more
                                                         closely in sustaining a viable country;

                                                                                               Or. en



Amendment 104
Metin Kazak

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

13. Expresses its dissatisfaction over the               13. Expresses its dissatisfaction over the
limited progress achieved by BiH as a                    limited progress achieved by BiH as a
potential candidate country on the path to               potential candidate country on the path to
membership of the Union; notes with                      membership of the Union; notes with
growing concern the unstable political                   growing concern the unstable political
climate and the lack of a common vision                  climate and the lack of a common vision
shared by both entities, and condemns the                shared by both entities, and condemns the
use of inflammatory language, which can                  use of inflammatory language, which can
undermine the achievements in the process                undermine the achievements in the process
of inter-ethnic reconciliation and the                   of inter-ethnic reconciliation and the
functioning of State structures; encourages              functioning of State structures; encourages
the Council to continue its efforts, with the            the Council to continue its efforts, with the
support of the international community, to               support of the international community, to
pursue a dialogue with political leaders in              pursue a dialogue with political leaders in
BiH in order to help that country and its                BiH in order to help that country and its

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     peoples to remain on the path to European                peoples to remain on the path to European
     integration; welcomes the most recent joint              integration; urges the Commission to take
     diplomatic efforts by the Swedish Foreign                the necessary measures which will help
     Minister, the Enlargement Commissioner                   BiH meet the requirements set out in the
     and the US Under-Secretary of State, but                 roadmap on visa liberalisation; welcomes
     also recalls the necessity of involving                  the most recent joint diplomatic efforts by
     parliamentarians and civil society more                  the Swedish Foreign Minister, the
     closely in sustaining a viable country;                  Enlargement Commissioner and the US
                                                              Under-Secretary of State, but also recalls
                                                              the necessity of involving parliamentarians
                                                              and civil society more closely in sustaining
                                                              a viable country;

                                                                                                    Or. en



     Amendment 105
     Vytautas Landsbergis

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 13

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     13. Expresses its dissatisfaction over the               13. Expresses its dissatisfaction over the
     limited progress achieved by BiH as a                    limited progress achieved by BiH as a
     potential candidate country on the path to               potential candidate country on the path to
     membership of the Union; notes with                      membership of the Union; notes with
     growing concern the unstable political                   growing concern the unstable political
     climate and the lack of a common vision                  climate and the lack of a common vision
     shared by both entities, and condemns the                shared by both entities, and condemns the
     use of inflammatory language, which can                  use of inflammatory language, which can
     undermine the achievements in the process                undermine the achievements in the process
     of inter-ethnic reconciliation and the                   of inter-ethnic reconciliation and the
     functioning of State structures; encourages              functioning of State structures; encourages
     the Council to continue its efforts, with the            the Council to continue its efforts, with the
     support of the international community, to               support of the international community, to
     pursue a dialogue with political leaders in              pursue a dialogue with political leaders in
     BiH in order to help that country and its                BiH in order to help that country and its
     peoples to remain on the path to European                peoples to remain on the path to European
     integration; welcomes the most recent joint              integration, and not to be dismembered by
     diplomatic efforts by the Swedish Foreign                the ethnic veto right given to Republika
     Minister, the Enlargement Commissioner                   Srpska when used on vital state-scale
     and the US Under-Secretary of State, but                 decisions; welcomes the most recent joint
     also recalls the necessity of involving                  diplomatic efforts by the Swedish Foreign
     parliamentarians and civil society more                  Minister, the Enlargement Commissioner
     closely in sustaining a viable country;                  and the US Under-Secretary of State, but

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                                                         also recalls the necessity of involving
                                                         parliamentarians and civil society more
                                                         closely in sustaining a viable country;

                                                                                               Or. en



Amendment 106
Doris Pack

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

13. Expresses its dissatisfaction over the               13. Expresses its dissatisfaction over the
limited progress achieved by BiH as a                    limited progress achieved by BiH as a
potential candidate country on the path to               potential candidate country on the path to
membership of the Union; notes with                      membership of the Union; notes with
growing concern the unstable political                   growing concern the unstable political
climate and the lack of a common vision                  climate and the lack of a common vision
shared by both entities, and condemns the                shared by both entities, and condemns the
use of inflammatory language, which can                  use of inflammatory language, which can
undermine the achievements in the process                undermine the achievements in the process
of inter-ethnic reconciliation and the                   of inter-ethnic reconciliation and the
functioning of State structures; encourages              functioning of State structures; encourages
the Council to continue its efforts, with the            the Council to continue its efforts, with the
support of the international community, to               support of the international community, to
pursue a dialogue with political leaders in              pursue a dialogue with political leaders in
BiH in order to help that country and its                BiH in order to help that country and its
peoples to remain on the path to European                peoples to remain on the path to European
integration; welcomes the most recent joint              integration; takes note of the most recent
diplomatic efforts by the Swedish Foreign                joint diplomatic efforts by the EU
Minister, the Enlargement Commissioner                   Presidency, the Enlargement
and the US Under-Secretary of State, but                 Commissioner and the US Under-Secretary
also recalls the necessity of involving                  of State and recommends further
parliamentarians and civil society more                  negotiations taking into account previous
closely in sustaining a viable country;                  arrangements in BiH such as the Prud
                                                         process; recalls the necessity of involving
                                                         parliamentarians and civil society more
                                                         closely in sustaining a viable country;

                                                                                               Or. en




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     Amendment 107
     Philip Claeys

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 13

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     13. Expresses its dissatisfaction over the               13. Expresses its dissatisfaction over the
     limited progress achieved by BiH as a                    limited progress achieved by BiH in the
     potential candidate country on the path to               field of political and economic reform;
     membership of the Union; notes with                      notes with growing concern the unstable
     growing concern the unstable political                   political climate and the lack of a common
     climate and the lack of a common vision                  vision shared by both entities, and
     shared by both entities, and condemns the                condemns the use of inflammatory
     use of inflammatory language, which can                  language, which can undermine the
     undermine the achievements in the process                achievements in the process of inter-ethnic
     of inter-ethnic reconcilation and the                    reconcilation and the functioning of State
     functioning of State structures; encourages              structures; encourages the Council to
     the Council to continue its efforts, with the            continue its efforts, with the support of the
     support of the international community, to               international community, to pursue a
     pursue a dialogue with political leaders in              dialogue with political leaders in BiH in
     BiH in order to help that country and its                order to help that country and its peoples to
     peoples to remain on the path to European                remain to the path of political and
     integration; welcomes the most recent                    economic reform; welcomes the most
     joint diplomatic efforts by the Swedish                  recent joint diplomatic efforts by the
     Foreign Minister, the Enlargement                        Swedish Foreign Minister, the Enlargement
     Commissioner and the US Under-Secretary                  Commissioner and the US Under-Secretary
     of State, but also recalls the necessity of              of State, but also recalls the necessity of
     involving parliamentarians and civil                     involving parliamentarians and civil
     society more closely in sustaining a viable              society more closely in sustaining a viable
     country;                                                 country;

                                                                                                    Or. en



     Amendment 108
     Helmut Scholz

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 13 a (new)

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

                                                              13a. Recalls the UNDP's "Second
                                                              Millennium Development Goals Report
                                                              for Kosovo", published in November

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                                               2007, which pointed out that overall
                                               poverty, particularly extreme poverty,
                                               represents a serious challenge; underlines
                                               the importance of poverty reduction and
                                               the respective need for major legislation
                                               on labour laws, the law on social
                                               protection, and other legislation related to
                                               health care, gender and related social
                                               issues, and also to give greater priority to
                                               the improvement of the situation of
                                               minority communities, particularly the
                                               Roma, and other vulnerable groups;
                                               urges the Commission and the Member
                                               States to intensify their support in this
                                               regard;

                                                                                    Or. en



Amendment 109
Helmut Scholz

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 b (new)

      Draft motion for a resolution                            Amendment

                                               13b. Is seriously concerned about the fact
                                               that women are not sufficiently involved
                                               in the current political, economic and
                                               social reconstruction of Kosovo and that
                                               they are disadvantaged as regards all
                                               levels of education and employment
                                               opportunities; emphasises the
                                               interdependence between women's
                                               involvement and peace in the long run;
                                               calls therefore on Kosovo's government to
                                               recognise the important role and
                                               participation of women as essential to
                                               economic growth, reconstruction and
                                               sustainable peace, as laid down in UN
                                               Security Council Resolution 1325, and
                                               urges the Commission to initiate and
                                               implement programmes aimed at
                                               improving the participation of women in
                                               economic, social and political
                                               reconstruction;

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     Amendment 110
     Sarah Ludford

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 13 a (new)

           Draft motion for a resolution                           Amendment

                                                    13a. Is committed to the goal of all five
                                                    countries of the Western Balkans
                                                    achieving visa-free travel; welcomes the
                                                    fact that the former Yugoslav Republic of
                                                    Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro have
                                                    fulfilled all the benchmarks for visa
                                                    liberalisation so that the visa-free
                                                    regime is expected to apply for their
                                                    citizens from 19 December 2009;
                                                    expresses the hope that Albania and
                                                    Bosnia and Herzegovina will also qualify
                                                    for visa liberalisation soon, and urges
                                                    those two countries to make all efforts to
                                                    comply with all the benchmarks set out in
                                                    the roadmaps and is committed to
                                                    working with the aim of achieving visa
                                                    liberalisation for citizens of those
                                                    countries with effect from July 2010,
                                                    providing each country meets the
                                                    benchmarks;

                                                                                        Or. en



     Amendment 111
     Doris Pack

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 13 a (new)

           Draft motion for a resolution                           Amendment

                                                    13a. Welcomes the latest actions taken by
                                                    BiH authorities to accelerate meeting the
                                                    conditions of the roadmap on the visa-free
                                                    travel regime and urges them to advance

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                                                      preparations in order to fulfil all relevant
                                                      criteria by mid-2010;

                                                                                            Or. en



Amendment 112
Nikolaos Chountis

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14

       Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

14. Urges the Commission to start the visa            14. Urges the leadership of Kosovo to
dialogue with the Kosovo authorities as               restart the dialogue with Serbia for a
soon as possible as provided for in the               common satisfactory solution, under UN
progress report, with a view to defining a            Security Council Resolution 1244/99, for
roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects              peace in the region and respect for
the process of decentralisation to be                 international law;
concluded before the end of the year in
order to meet the basic requirements of
the Ahtisaari Plan; welcomes the
achievement by EULEX of a full
operational capability such as will enable
it to fulfil its mandate of promoting the
rule of law, public order and security in
transparency and accountability
throughout the whole of Kosovo and pave
the way for Kosovo's integration in the
Union;

                                                                                            Or. en



Amendment 113
Helmut Scholz

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14

       Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

14. Urges the Commission to start the visa            14. Urges the Commission to start the visa
dialogue with the Kosovo authorities as               dialogue with the Kosovo authorities as
soon as possible as provided for in the               soon as the respective negotiations and

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     progress report, with a view to defining a                   agreements with the Republic of Serbia
     roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects                     are finalised; calls on the parties
     the process of decentralisation to be                        concerned to find a mutually acceptable
     concluded before the end of the year in                      solution for that issue;
     order to meet the basic requirements of
     the Ahtisaari Plan; welcomes the
     achievement by EULEX of a full
     operational capability such as will enable
     it to fulfil its mandate of promoting the
     rule of law, public order and security in
     transparency and accountability
     throughout the whole of Kosovo and pave
     the way for Kosovo's integration in the
     Union;

                                                                                                        Or. en



     Amendment 114
     Pier Antonio Panzeri

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 14

               Draft motion for a resolution                                      Amendment

     14. Urges the Commission to start the visa                   14. Welcomes the approach of the
     dialogue with the Kosovo authorities as                      Commission to strengthening relations
     soon as possible as provided for in the                      with Kosovo1 and, in this context, with
     progress report, with a view to defining a                   the aim of furthering the implementation
     roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects the                 of the Thessaloniki agenda, urges the
     process of decentralisation to be concluded                  Commission to start the visa dialogue with
     before the end of the year in order to meet                  the Kosovo authorities as soon as possible
     the basic requirements of the Ahtisaari                      as provided for in the progress report, with
     Plan; welcomes the achievement by                            a view to defining a roadmap for visa
     EULEX of a full operational capability                       liberalisation similar to the roadmaps
     such as will enable it to fulfil its mandate                 established with other Western Balkan
     of promoting the rule of law, public order                   countries, without prejudice to the status
     and security in transparency and                             of Kosovo; welcomes the possibility of
     accountability throughout the whole of                       exploring the conditions for the
     Kosovo and pave the way for Kosovo's                         participation of Kosovo in Community
     integration in the Union;                                    programmes, including involvement in
                                                                  areas such as employment, enterprise,
                                                                  education and, on this basis, to develop a
                                                                  negotiating mandate; expects the process

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                                                        of decentralisation to be concluded before
                                                        the end of the year in order to meet the
                                                        basic requirements of the Ahtisaari Plan;
                                                        welcomes the achievement by EULEX of a
                                                        full operational capability such as will
                                                        enable it to fulfil its mandate of promoting
                                                        the rule of law, public order and security in
                                                        transparency and accountability throughout
                                                        the whole of Kosovo and pave the way for
                                                        Kosovo's integration in the Union;

                                                                                              Or. en



Amendment 115
María Paloma Muñiz De Urquiza, Raimon Obiols

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

14. Urges the Commission to start the visa              14. Urges the Commission to start the visa
dialogue with the Kosovo authorities as                 dialogue with Kosovo under UN Security
soon as possible as provided for in the                 Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1244/99 as
progress report, with a view to defining a              soon as possible as provided for in the
roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects the            progress report, with a view to defining a
process of decentralisation to be concluded             roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects the
before the end of the year in order to meet             process of decentralisation to be concluded
the basic requirements of the Ahtisaari                 before the end of the year in order to meet
Plan; welcomes the achievement by                       the basic requirements of the Ahtisaari
EULEX of a full operational capability                  Plan; welcomes the achievement by
such as will enable it to fulfil its mandate            EULEX of a full operational capability
of promoting the rule of law, public order              such as will enable it to fulfil its mandate
and security in transparency and                        of promoting the rule of law, public order
accountability throughout the whole of                  and security in transparency and
Kosovo and pave the way for Kosovo's                    accountability throughout the whole of
integration in the Union;                               Kosovo and pave the way for Kosovo
                                                        under UNSCR 1244/99's integration in the
                                                        Union;

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     Amendment 116
     Marietta Giannakou, Georgios Koumoutsakos

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 14

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     14. Urges the Commission to start the visa              14. Underlines that the Commission
     dialogue with the Kosovo authorities as                 wishes to move forward with a structured
     soon as possible as provided for in the                 approach to bring Kosovo’s population
     progress report, with a view to defining a              closer to the EU, through a visa dialogue
     roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects the            with a view to defining a roadmap for visa
     process of decentralisation to be concluded             liberalisation; expects the process of
     before the end of the year in order to meet             decentralisation to be concluded before the
     the basic requirements of the Ahtisaari                 end of the year in order to meet the basic
     Plan; welcomes the achievement by                       requirements of the Ahtisaari Plan;
     EULEX of a full operational capability                  welcomes the achievement by EULEX of a
     such as will enable it to fulfil its mandate            full operational capability such as will
     of promoting the rule of law, public order              enable it to fulfil its mandate of promoting
     and security in transparency and                        the rule of law, public order and security in
     accountability throughout the whole of                  transparency and accountability throughout
     Kosovo and pave the way for Kosovo's                    the whole of Kosovo and pave the way for
     integration in the Union;                               Kosovo's integration in the Union;

                                                                                                   Or. en



     Amendment 117
     Maria Eleni Koppa

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 14

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     14.     Urges the Commission to start the               14.     Urges the Commission to start the
     visa dialogue with the Kosovo authorities               visa dialogue with the competent
     as soon as possible as provided for in the              authorities in Kosovo as soon as possible
     progress report, with a view to defining a              as provided for in the progress report, with
     roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects the            a view to defining a roadmap for visa
     process of decentralisation to be concluded             liberalisation; expects the process of
     before the end of the year in order to meet             decentralisation to be concluded before the
     the basic requirements of the Ahtisaari                 end of the year in order to improve the
     Plan; welcomes the achievement by                       Serbs' living conditions and guarantee
     EULEX of a full operational capability                  political representation for all the
     such as will enable it to fulfil its mandate            inhabitants of Kosovo; welcomes the

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of promoting the rule of law, public order              achievement by EULEX of a full
and security in transparency and                        operational capability such as will enable it
accountability throughout the whole of                  to fulfil its mandate of promoting the rule
Kosovo and pave the way for Kosovo's                    of law, public order and security in
integration in the Union;                               transparency and accountability throughout
                                                        the whole of Kosovo and pave the way for
                                                        Kosovo's integration in the Union;

                                                                                              Or. en



Amendment 118
Philip Claeys

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

14. Urges the Commission to start the                   14. Expects the process of decentralisation
visa dialogue with the Kosovo authorities               in Kosovo to be concluded before the end
as soon as possible as provided for in the              of the year in order to meet the basic
progress report, with a view to defining a              requirements of the Ahtisaari Plan;
roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects                welcomes the achievement of EULEX of a
the process of decentralisation to be                   full operational capability such as will
concluded before the end of the year in                 enable it to fulfil its mandate of promoting
order to meet the basic requirements of the             the rule of law, public order and security in
Ahtisaari Plan; welcomes the achievement                transparency and accountability throughout
of EULEX of a full operational capability               the whole of Kosovo;
such as will enable it to fulfil its mandate
of promoting the rule of law, public order
and security in transparency and
accountability throughout the whole of
Kosovo and pave the way for Kosovo's
integration in the Union;

                                                                                              Or. en



Amendment 119
Ivo Vajgl

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14




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            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     14.     Urges the Commission to start the               14.     Urges the Commission to start the
     visa dialogue with the Kosovo authorities               visa dialogue with the Kosovo authorities
     as soon as possible as provided for in the              as soon as possible as provided for in the
     progress report, with a view to defining a              progress report, with a view to defining a
     roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects the            roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects the
     process of decentralisation to be concluded             process of decentralisation to be concluded
     before the end of the year in order to meet             before the end of the year in order to meet
     the basic requirements of the Ahtisaari                 the basic requirements of the Ahtisaari
     Plan; welcomes the achievement by                       Plan; welcomes the achievement by
     EULEX of a full operational capability                  EULEX of a full operational capability
     such as will enable it to fulfil its mandate            such as will enable it to fulfil its mandate
     of promoting the rule of law, public order              of promoting the rule of law, public order
     and security in transparency and                        and security in transparency and
     accountability throughout the whole of                  accountability throughout the whole of
     Kosovo and pave the way for Kosovo's                    Kosovo and pave the way for Kosovo's
     integration in the Union;                               integration in the Union; calls upon the
                                                             Kosovar authorities to strengthen their
                                                             efforts to ensure the well-being and
                                                             respect for the minority rights of its Serb
                                                             population, as well as provide due care for
                                                             the historical and religious heritage on its
                                                             territory;

                                                                                                  Or. en



     Amendment 120
     Anna Ibrisagic

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 15

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

     15. Acknowledges the progress made by                   15. Acknowledges the progress made by
     Albania and Montenegro since the last                   Montenegro since the last progress report,
     progress report, and encourages both                    and encourages Montenegro to continue its
     countries to continue their efforts on the              efforts on the reform path; notes that the
     reform path; notes that both countries have             country has applied for membership of the
     applied for membership of the Union and                 Union and that the Council has taken the
     that the Council has taken the decision to              decision to invite the Commission to
     invite the Commission to prepare its                    prepare its opinion on Montenegro's
     opinion on Montenegro's application;                    application; commends Montenegro on its
     commends Montenegro on its achievement,                 achievement;

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and encourages Albania to continue its
efforts on the path of reform so that the
Council can shortly be in a position to
proceed with its application;

                                                                                            Or. en



Amendment 121
Doris Pack

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15

       Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

15. Acknowledges the progress made by                  15. Acknowledges the progress made by
Albania and Montenegro since the last                  Montenegro since the last progress report,
progress report, and encourages both                   and encourages the country to continue its
countries to continue their efforts on the             efforts on the reform path; notes that the
reform path; notes that both countries have            country has applied for membership of the
applied for membership of the Union and                Union and that the Council has taken the
that the Council has taken the decision to             decision to invite the Commission to
invite the Commission to prepare its                   prepare its opinion on Montenegro's
opinion on Montenegro's application;                   application; commends Montenegro on its
commends Montenegro on its achievement,                achievement;
and encourages Albania to continue its
efforts on the path of reform so that the
Council can shortly be in a position to
proceed with its application;

                                                                                            Or. en



Amendment 122
Philip Claeys

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15

       Draft motion for a resolution                                   Amendment

15. Acknowledges the progress made by                  15. Acknowledges the progress made by
Albania and Montenegro since the last                  Montenegro since the last progress report,
progress report, and encourages both                   and encourages it to continue its efforts on
countries to continue their efforts on the             the reform path; commends Montenegro on


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     reform path; notes that both countries                   its achievement, and encourages it to
     have applied for membership of the Union                 continue its efforts on the path of reform;
     and that the Council has taken the
     decision to invite the Commission to
     prepare its opinion on Montenegro's
     application; commends Montenegro on its
     achievement, and encourages Albania to
     continue its efforts on the path of reform so
     that the Council can shortly be in a
     position to proceed with its application;

                                                                                                    Or. en



     Amendment 123
     Ivo Vajgl

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 15

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     15.     Acknowledges the progress made                   15.     Acknowledges the progress made
     by Albania and Montenegro since the last                 by Albania and Montenegro since the last
     progress report, and encourages both                     progress report, and encourages both
     countries to continue their efforts on the               countries to continue their efforts on the
     reform path; notes that both countries have              reform path; notes that both countries have
     applied for membership of the Union and                  applied for membership of the Union and
     that the Council has taken the decision to               that the Council has taken the decision to
     invite the Commission to prepare its                     invite the Commission to prepare its
     opinion on Montenegro's application;                     opinion on Montenegro's application;
     commends Montenegro on its achievement,                  commends Montenegro on its achievement,
     and encourages Albania to continue its                   especially on the smooth conduct of the
     efforts on the path of reform so that the                recent elections and its solid economic
     Council can shortly be in a position to                  performance in spite of the global
     proceed with its application;                            economic crisis, and encourages Albania
                                                              to continue its efforts on the path of reform
                                                              so that the Council can shortly be in a
                                                              position to proceed with its application;

                                                                                                    Or. en




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Amendment 124
Göran Färm

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

15. Acknowledges the progress made by                   15. Acknowledges the progress made by
Albania and Montenegro since the last                   Albania and Montenegro since the last
progress report, and encourages both                    progress report, and encourages both
countries to continue their efforts on the              countries to continue their efforts on the
reform path; notes that both countries have             reform path; notes that both countries have
applied for membership of the Union and                 applied for membership of the Union and
that the Council has taken the decision to              that the Council has taken the decision to
invite the Commission to prepare its                    invite the Commission to prepare its
opinion on Montenegro's application;                    opinion on Montenegro's application;
commends Montenegro on its achievement,                 commends Montenegro on its achievement,
and encourages Albania to continue its                  and encourages Albania to continue its
efforts on the path of reform so that the               efforts on the path of reform; stresses that
Council can shortly be in a position to                 both countries should further strengthen
proceed with its application;                           the fight against corruption and organised
                                                        crime to ensure the rule of law so that the
                                                        Council can shortly be in a position to
                                                        proceed with its application;

                                                                                              Or. en



Amendment 125
Jelko Kacin

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

14.     Urges the Commission to start the               14.     Urges the Commission to start the
visa dialogue with the Kosovo authorities               visa dialogue with the Kosovo authorities
as soon as possible as provided for in the              as soon as possible as provided for in the
progress report, with a view to defining a              progress report, with a view to defining a
roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects the            roadmap for visa liberalisation; expects the
process of decentralisation to be concluded             process of decentralisation to be concluded
before the end of the year in order to meet             before the end of the year in order to meet
the basic requirements of the Ahtisaari                 the basic requirements of the Ahtisaari
Plan; welcomes the achievement by                       Plan; welcomes the achievement by
EULEX of a full operational capability                  EULEX of a full operational capability

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     such as will enable it to fulfil its mandate            such as will enable it to fulfil its mandate
     of promoting the rule of law, public order              of promoting the rule of law, public order
     and security in transparency and                        and security in transparency and
     accountability throughout the whole of                  accountability throughout the whole of
     Kosovo and pave the way for Kosovo's                    Kosovo and pave the way for Kosovo's
     integration in the Union;                               integration in the Union; welcomes the
                                                             first readmission agreement between
                                                             Kosovo and Belgium signed in October
                                                             2009 as an important step towards visa
                                                             liberalisation;

                                                                                                    Or. en



     Amendment 126
     Doris Pack

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 15 a (new)

            Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

                                                             15a. Acknowledges the progress made by
                                                             Albania since the last progress report;
                                                             welcomes the issuing of identity cards;
                                                             notes with satisfaction the meeting of
                                                             most of the conditions of the roadmap on
                                                             visa free travel regime; is pleased to refer
                                                             to the OSCE report on the handling of the
                                                             last national election; is satisfied with the
                                                             formation of a new coalition government;
                                                             urges the opposition to stop boycotting the
                                                             Parliament and calls on it to perform its
                                                             duty to represent its voters in the
                                                             Parliament;

                                                                                                    Or. en



     Amendment 127
     Anna Ibrisagic

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 15 a (new)




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       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

                                                         15a. Acknowledges the progress made by
                                                         Albania since the last progress report;
                                                         notes that it has applied for membership
                                                         of the Union and encourages Albania to
                                                         continue its efforts on the path of reform
                                                         so that the Council can shortly be in a
                                                         position to proceed with its application;

                                                                                               Or. en



Amendment 128
Emine Bozkurt

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

16. Welcomes Iceland's accession                         16. Welcomes Iceland's accession
application and expects that, in view of that            application and expects that, in view of that
country’s high level of alignment with the               country’s high level of alignment with the
acquis communautaire, Iceland should                     acquis communautaire, Iceland should
receive candidate status in the near future;             receive candidate status in the near future
                                                         provided that it fulfils all its obligations
                                                         under the EEA Agreement;

                                                                                               Or. en



Amendment 129
Ulrike Lunacek, Indrek Tarand on behalf of the Green/EFA group

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16

       Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

16. Welcomes Iceland's accession                         16. Welcomes Iceland's accession
application and expects that, in view of that            application and expects that, in view of that
country’s high level of alignment with the               country’s well-established democratic
acquis communautaire, Iceland should                     tradition and high level of alignment with
receive candidate status in the near future;             the acquis communautaire, Iceland should


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                                                              receive candidate status in the near future;

                                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 130
     Ria Oomen-Ruijten

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 16

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     16. Welcomes Iceland's accession                         16. Welcomes Iceland's accession
     application and expects that, in view of that            application and expects that, in view of that
     country's high level of alignment with the               country's high level of alignment with the
     acquis communautaire, Iceland should                     acquis communautaire, Iceland should
     receive candidate status in the near future;             receive candidate status in the near future;
                                                              however considers that Iceland's track
                                                              record in implementing its obligations
                                                              under the EEA Agreement should be an
                                                              essential element of the Commission's
                                                              assessment;

                                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 131
     Annemie Neyts-Uyttebroeck

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Paragraph 16

            Draft motion for a resolution                                     Amendment

     16.    Welcomes Iceland's accession                      16.     Welcomes Iceland's accession
     application and expects that, in view of that            application and expects that, in view of that
     country’s high level of alignment with the               country’s high level of alignment with the
     acquis communautaire, Iceland should                     acquis communautaire, Iceland should
     receive candidate status in the near future;             receive candidate status in the near future;
                                                              reiterates its call for the Commission to
                                                              open a delegation office in Reykjavik as
                                                              soon as the first half of 2010;

                                                                                                     Or. en



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Amendment 132
Cristian Dan Preda

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

16. Welcomes Iceland's accession                         16. Welcomes Iceland's accession
application and expects that, in view of that            application and expects that the
country’s high level of alignment with the               Commission will soon formulate an
acquis communautaire, Iceland should                     opinion and a recommendation on that
receive candidate status in the near future;             application and that, in view of that
                                                         country’s high level of alignment with the
                                                         acquis communautaire, Iceland will receive
                                                         candidate status in the near future;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 133
Elmar Brok

Draft motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

                                                         17a. Calls on the Commission and the
                                                         Council to develop a functional and
                                                         coherent model for the new EU
                                                         delegations in the enlargement area,
                                                         preserving the unity of EU action after the
                                                         setting up of the European External
                                                         Action Service (EEAS), especially if
                                                         competence for enlargement policy
                                                         remains outside of the scope of the EEAS.


                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 134
Krzysztof Lisek

Draft motion for a resolution
Recital A

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            Draft motion for a resolution                                Amendment

     A. whereas, on the basis of Article 49 of            A. whereas, on the basis of Article 49 of
     the EU Treaty, ‘[any] European State ...             the EU Treaty, ‘[any] European State ...
     may apply to become a member of the                  may apply to become a member of the
     Union’,                                              Union’, therefore the perspective of EU
                                                          membership should be granted to all the
                                                          applicant countries under equal
                                                          conditions”,

                                                                                               Or. en



     Amendment 135
     Philip Claeys

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Recital B

            Draft motion for a resolution                                Amendment

     B. whereas the future of the Western                 B. whereas the future of some countries of
     Balkans lies with the European Union as              the Western Balkans lies with the
     reaffirmed by the Thessaloniki European              European Union,
     Council of 19-20 June 2003, the Brussels
     European Council of 15-16 June 2006
     and subsequent summits; whereas all the
     existing commitments made to the south-
     east European countries should be
     honoured,

                                                                                               Or. en



     Amendment 136
     Elmar Brok

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Recital B a (new)




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       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

                                                        Ba. whereas the EU's enlargement
                                                        strategy has both an external and an
                                                        internal dimension, and whereas the
                                                        internal dimension directly influences the
                                                        EU's ability to pursue its policy objectives
                                                        towards its neighbourhood and to achieve
                                                        an ever closer union, as laid down in the
                                                        Treaties,


                                                                                              Or. en



Amendment 137
Metin Kazak

Draft motion for a resolution
Recital C

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

C.      whereas Turkey has been a                       C.      whereas Turkey has been a
candidate country since 1999, Croatia since             candidate country since 1999, Croatia since
2004 and the former Yugoslav Republic of                2004 and the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia since 2005; whereas Albania,                  Macedonia since 2005; whereas the EU
Montenegro and Iceland have applied for                 opened accession negotiations with
membership of the Union and the                         Turkey and with Croatia in 2005; whereas
Commission is in the process of evaluating              Albania, Montenegro and Iceland have
the applications of Montenegro and                      applied for membership of the Union and
Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and                      the Commission is in the process of
Association Agreements have been signed                 evaluating the applications of Montenegro
with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and                   and Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and
with Serbia; and whereas the Commission                 Association Agreements have been signed
has announced its intention to propose                  with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and
trade agreements and visa liberalisation for            with Serbia; and whereas the Commission
Kosovo in the medium term,                              has announced its intention to propose
                                                        trade agreements and visa liberalisation for
                                                        Kosovo in the medium term,

                                                                                              Or. en




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     Amendment 138
     Helmut Scholz

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Recital C

            Draft motion for a resolution                                 Amendment

     C. whereas Turkey has been a candidate                C. whereas Turkey has been a candidate
     country since 1999, Croatia since 2004 and            country since 1999, Croatia since 2004 and
     the former Yugoslav Republic of                       the former Yugoslav Republic of
     Macedonia since 2005; whereas Albania,                Macedonia since 2005; whereas Albania,
     Montenegro and Iceland have applied for               Montenegro and Iceland have applied for
     membership of the Union and the                       membership of the Union and the
     Commission is in the process of evaluating            Commission is in the process of evaluating
     the applications of Montenegro and                    the applications of Montenegro and
     Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and                    Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and
     Association Agreements have been signed               Association Agreements have been signed
     with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and                 with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and
     with Serbia; and whereas the Commission               with Serbia; whereas UN Security Council
     has announced its intention to propose                Resolution 1244 is still the political and
     trade agreements and visa liberalisation              legal basis for resolving the issue of
     for Kosovo in the medium term;                        Kosovo's status, and whereas the
                                                           International Court of Justice is currently
                                                           considering the legality of Kosovo's
                                                           unilateral declaration of independence
                                                           and its views on the matter will have far-
                                                           reaching consequences for the entire
                                                           international order;

                                                                                                Or. en



     Amendment 139
     Nikolaos Chountis

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Recital C

            Draft motion for a resolution                                 Amendment

     C. whereas Turkey has been a candidate                C. whereas Turkey has been a candidate
     country since 1999, Croatia since 2004 and            country since 1999, Croatia since 2004 and
     the former Yugoslav Republic of                       the former Yugoslav Republic of
     Macedonia since 2005; whereas Albania,                Macedonia since 2005; whereas Albania,
     Montenegro and Iceland have applied for               Montenegro and Iceland have applied for
     membership of the Union and the                       membership of the Union and the

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Commission is in the process of evaluating              Commission is in the process of evaluating
the applications of Montenegro and                      the applications of Montenegro and
Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and                      Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and
Association Agreements have been signed                 Association Agreements have been signed
with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and                   with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and
with Serbia; and whereas the Commission                 with Serbia; whereas the issue of Kosovo
has announced its intention to propose                  should be solved under UN Security
trade agreements and visa liberalisation                Council Resolution 1244 /99, in order to
for Kosovo in the medium term;                          ensure peace in the region and respect for
                                                        international law;

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 140
MMaría Paloma Muñiz De Urquiza, Raimon Obiols

Draft motion for a resolution
Recital C

       Draft motion for a resolution                                    Amendment

C.      whereas Turkey has been a                       C.      whereas Turkey has been a
candidate country since 1999, Croatia since             candidate country since 1999, Croatia since
2004 and the former Yugoslav Republic of                2004 and the former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia since 2005; whereas Albania,                  Macedonia since 2005; whereas Albania,
Montenegro and Iceland have applied for                 Montenegro and Iceland have applied for
membership of the Union and the                         membership of the Union and the
Commission is in the process of evaluating              Commission is in the process of evaluating
the applications of Montenegro and                      the applications of Montenegro and
Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and                      Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and
Association Agreements have been signed                 Association Agreements have been signed
with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and                   with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and
with Serbia; and whereas the Commission                 with Serbia; and whereas the Commission
has announced its intention to propose                  has announced its intention to propose
trade agreements and visa liberalisation for            trade agreements and visa liberalisation for
Kosovo in the medium term,                              Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99 in the
                                                        medium term,

                                                                                             Or. en



Amendment 141
Marietta Giannakou, Georgios Koumoutsakos

Draft motion for a resolution
Recital C

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            Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

     C. whereas Turkey has been a candidate                 C. whereas Turkey has been a candidate
     country since 1999, Croatia since 2004 and             country since 1999, Croatia since 2004 and
     the former Yugoslav Republic of                        the former Yugoslav Republic of
     Macedonia since 2005; whereas Albania,                 Macedonia since 2005; whereas Albania,
     Montenegro and Iceland have applied for                Montenegro and Iceland have applied for
     membership of the Union and the                        membership of the Union and the
     Commission is in the process of evaluating             Commission is in the process of evaluating
     the applications of Montenegro and                     the applications of Montenegro and
     Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and                     Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and
     Association Agreements have been signed                Association Agreements have been signed
     with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and                  with Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and
     with Serbia; and whereas the Commission                with Serbia; and whereas the Commission
     has announced its intention to propose                 has announced its intention to propose
     trade agreements and visa liberalisation               negotiating directives for a trade
     for Kosovo in the medium term,                         agreement in due time and visa dialogue
                                                            with the perspective of eventual visa
                                                            liberalisation when the necessary reforms
                                                            have been undertaken and the conditions
                                                            met.

                                                                                                Or. en



     Amendment 142
     Alojz Peterle

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Recital C

            Draft motion for a resolution                                  Amendment

     C.      Whereas Turkey has been a                      C.      Whereas Turkey has been a
     candidate country since 1999, Croatia since            candidate country since 1999, Croatia since
     2004 and the former Yugoslav Republic of               2004 and the former Yugoslav Republic of
     Macedonia since 2005; whereas Albania,                 Macedonia since 2005; whereas Albania,
     Montenegro and Iceland have applied for                Montenegro and Iceland have applied for
     membership of the Union, and the                       membership of the Union, and the
     Commission is in the process of evaluating             Commission is in the process of evaluating
     the applications of Montenegro and                     the applications of Montenegro and
     Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and                     Iceland; whereas Stabilisation and
     Association Agreements have been signed                Association Agreements have been signed
     with Bosnia and Herzegovina and with                   with Bosnia and Herzegovina and with
     Serbia; and whereas the Commission has                 Serbia; and whereas the Commission has
     announced its intention to propose trade               announced its intention to propose trade

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agreements and visa liberalisation for            agreements and visa liberalisation for
Kosovo in the medium term,                        Kosovo,

                                                                                         Or. en



Amendment 143
Elmar Brok

Draft motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)

       Draft motion for a resolution                              Amendment

                                                  Ca.    whereas, since previous
                                                  enlargements have undoubtedly been a
                                                  success both for the EU and for the
                                                  Member States which joined it and have
                                                  contributed to the stability, development
                                                  and prosperity of Europe as a whole, it is
                                                  essential to create the conditions needed
                                                  to ensure that future enlargements are a
                                                  success too,


                                                                                         Or. en



Amendment 144
Elmar Brok

Draft motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)

       Draft motion for a resolution                              Amendment

                                                  Da.     whereas the enlargement strategy
                                                  must be much more than a negotiating
                                                  methodology, reflecting the core belief
                                                  that the EU is a community of shared
                                                  values, and is inextricably linked to the
                                                  debate on the EU's objectives and
                                                  effectiveness, its future and its role in the
                                                  neighbourhood and the world,

                                                                                         Or. en


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     Amendment 145
     Maria Eleni Koppa

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Recital D a (new)

           Draft motion for a resolution                        Amendment

                                                 Da. Whereas a number of candidates and
                                                 potential candidates for EU membership
                                                 continue to have unresolved issues with
                                                 their neighbours; whereas regional
                                                 cooperation and good neighbourly
                                                 relations remain key factors in the
                                                 integration process;

                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 146
     Maria Eleni Koppa

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Recital E a (new)

           Draft motion for a resolution                        Amendment

                                                 Ea. whereas one of the main reasons for
                                                 offering the European perspective to the
                                                 countries of Western Balkans was the will
                                                 of the EU to contribute to the restoration
                                                 of peace and the maintenance of stability
                                                 in the region; whereas, therefore, the EU
                                                 should actively contribute to the
                                                 reconciliation of the Balkan peoples;

                                                                                     Or. en



     Amendment 147
     Maria Eleni Koppa

     Draft motion for a resolution
     Recital F a (new)


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      Draft motion for a resolution                        Amendment

                                            Fa. whereas a new impetus should be
                                            given to the Thessaloniki agenda and to
                                            the enlargement policy of the EU;

                                                                               Or. en



Amendment 148
Maria Eleni Koppa

Draft motion for a resolution
Citation 4 a (new)

      Draft motion for a resolution                        Amendment

                                            - having regard to the Commission
                                            Communication of 14 October 2009
                                            entitled "Kosovo (under UNSCR
                                            1244/1999) - Fulfilling its European
                                            Perspective" (COM(2009)5343),

                                                                               Or. en



Amendment 149
Ioan Mircea Paşcu

Draft motion for a resolution
Citation 4 a (new)

      Draft motion for a resolution                        Amendment

                                            - having regard to Resolution 1244 of the
                                            United Nations Security Council of 10
                                            June 1999,

                                                                               Or. en




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