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									                  DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR COMMITTEES AND DELEGATIONS
                          - Action Taken on Parliamentary Acts Department -



                    ACTIVITIES OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

                          Part session from 10 to 13 February 2003
                                         Strasbourg




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                                                                            SUMMARY



                                                                                                                                                                    Page
I POST-SESSION.view .................................................................................................................................. 3
II POST-SESSION. leg .................................................................................................................................... 8
III POST-SESSION.impact ............................................................................................................................ 14
III.A     Action taken by the Commission .............................................................................................................................. 15
IV POST-SESSION.ctrl.................................................................................................................................. 20




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                  I   POST-SESSION.view




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                                                                               Session Février 2003 STRASBOURG


                                          Travaux législatifs                                                                                      Contrôle politique

                  Codécision                                             Consultation                              Conseil, Commission                         Rapports requérant l'avis du PE
                                                                                                               Déclarations, Communications


                   Réutilisation et exploitation                         Réglementation de Shengen sur                  Adaptation des perspectives                        Réactualisation 2002 sur la
                  commerciale des documents                            la délivrance de visas à la frontière             financières en fonction de                     stratégie pour le marché intérieur
                       du secteur public                                                                                      l'élargissement


             Droit de circulation et de libre séjour                             Obligation de visa                   Préparation du Conseil européen                   Impact de la e-économie sur les
             des citoyens de l'UE sur le territoire                            Listes des pays dont                  des 21 et 22 mars 2003 à Bruxelles                    entreprises européennes
                     des États membres                               1 - les ressortissants en sont exemptés
                                                                       2 - les ressortissants y sont soumis

               Suivi du plan d'action e.Europe                         Conditions d'entrée et de séjour de                                                                e.Europe 2005:: une société
            Sécurité des réseau et de l'information                    ressortissants de pays tiers en vue                     Situation en Irak                           de l'information pour tous
                          (MODINIS)                                       d'un emploi ou d'une activité
                                                                           économique indépendante

                Surveillance des forêts et des                              Prévention et réduction des                  Négociations de l'OMC sur                         Communications mobiles
               interactions environnementales                              risques liés à la toxicomanie                   le commerce agricole                              de 3ème génération
             dans la Communauté (Forest Focus)


             Système d'écopoints applicable aux                            Schéma de documentation
                 poids lourds transitants par                                 des captures pour le                  Autorisation d'utiliser les médicaments                   Implants mammaires
                l'Autriche pour l'année 2004                                   Dissostichus spp                      génériques dans le cadre de l'OMC


              Aides aux politiques et actions ès                       Régime d'enregistrement statistique
                santé et droits en matière de                            pour le thon rouge, l'espadon               Forum mondial économique (Davos)                     Transports à l'horizon 2010
                 reproduction et de sexualité                                   et le thon obèse                     Forum mondia social (Porto Alegre)


                  Conditions d'utilisation de
              l'additif alimentaire E 425 Konjac                                                                       Crise du secteur sidérurgiques:                      Relations UE/Biélorussie
                                                                                                                         mesures communautaires



                                                                                                                      Questions orales                                  Débat d'actualité
                                               Avis conforme


                                                                                                                              Espace de liberté,                            Droits de l'homme au
                                                                                                                           de sécurité et de justice                       Kazakhstan/Asie centrale
                                                   Accord d'association CE/Chili                                             Débat annuel 2002


                                                                                                                          Munitions non explosées
                                                                                                                          et munitions à l'uranium                           Situation au Vénézuela
                                                                                                                                  appauvri




                                                                                                                                                                        Droits de l'homme au Zimbabwe




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                                                       le globe en séance
                                                                            Schengen regulations on the issue of visas at borders:
   OMC:                                                                     studies and data evaluations. Lists of the countries concerned.
   Fair Trading                                                             Conditions of entry and residence for employment purposes.
   - authorisation to use generic medicinal products
                                                                                         EU-Belarus relations
 Unexploded ordnance and depleted uranium ammunition

                                                                                                    Austria: ecopoints system applicable to
                                                                                                    heavy goods vehicles in 2004
 Davos: I.
                                                                                                  Kazakhstan:     Rights    of   the
                                                                                                  Child
 Venezuela: current situation

                                                                                                          Iraq: current situation
Porto Alegre: World social forum



Chili: association agreement




                                                                                 Zimbabwe: Rights of the Child




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                                                           Amendements législatifs - procédure de codécision
                                                                Période de session du 10 au 13 Feb 2003
                                                                               Strasbourg


                     Gr.Pol.: nombre absolu des am. adoptés en séance   PE : nombre absolu des am. adoptés en séance   commPARL : nombre des am. déposés en séance



        A5-0020/2003 SANDBÆK Ulla Margrethe
                 2002/0052 DEVE ***I




                A5-0019/2003 CAVERI Luciano
                    2001/0310 RETT ***I




                 A5-0011/2003 PAULSEN Marit
                     2002/0201 ENVI ***I




  A5-0022/2003 REDONDO JIMÉNEZ Encarnación
               2002/0164 ENVI ***I




              A5-0007/2003 READ Imelda Mary
                    2002/0187 ITRE ***I




              A5-0025/2003 van VELZEN W.G.
                    2002/0123 ITRE ***I




               A5-0009/2003 SANTINI Giacomo
                    2001/0111 LIBE ***I




                                              0               20              40                       60              80                    100                     120



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                                                            Amendements législatifs - procédure de consultation
                                                                  Période de session du 10 au 13 Feb 2003
                                                                                 Strasbourg


                      Gr.Pol.: nombre absolu des am. adoptés en séance    PE : nombre absolu des am. adoptés en séance        commPARL : nombre des am. déposés en séance




            A5-0012/2003 MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS Rosa
                      2002/0200 PECH *




            A5-0014/2003 MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS Rosa
                      2002/0184 PECH *




         A5-0021/2003 MALLIORI Minerva Melpomeni
                     2002/0098 ENVI *




  A5-0005/2003 HERNÁNDEZ MOLLAR Jorge Salvador
                 2002/0280 LIBE *




                  A5-0006/2003 KARAMANOU Anna
                          2002/0810 LIBE *




                A5-0010/2003 TERRÓN i CUSÍ Anna
                         2001/0154 LIBE *




                                                   0   10            20     30              40           50              60        70           80            90            100



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                                                               II       POST-SESSION. leg
Legislative reports are considered and voted on in plenary in accordance with the Rules of Procedure. The table below sets out information on the consideration procedure,
the vote in plenary and an analysis of the legislative amendments adopted. The analysis is based on the structure of a legislative act as defined in the Interinstitutional
Agreement on the Quality of Drafting of Community Legislation (OJ C 73 (17 March 1999) concluded in accordance with Declaration No 39 annexed to the Treaty on
European Union and selected subjects to which particular attention is being devoted during the current parliamentary term. The amendments are broken down in accordance
with these two analytical tables.

Key:

COD***III=conciliation;                     COUNCIL=Council position in plenary;             Title;                                 L=legal basis;
COD***II=codecision – second reading;       COM=Commission position in plenary;              Preamb=preamble;                       L.ue=acquis communautaire
COD***I=codecision – first reading;         AmLEG= legislative amendment;                    Subject=subject and scope;             =Charter of fundamental rights;
AVC***=assent;                              ΣamLEG=total number of legislative             Def=definitions;                        ΑΩ=time aspects;
CNS*=consultation;                          amendments adopted in plenary;                   Oblig=rights and obligations;           €=financial implications;
SYN**II=cooperation – second reading;       ΣamLEG/committee=total         number   of       Impl=implementing powers;              ==comitology;
SYN**I=cooperation – first reading;         committee legislative amendments tabled in       Proced=procedural provisions;           i-PE=Parliament’s right to information;
Committee=parliamentary committee;          plenary;                                         Measures=implementing measures;         [X] =fight against fraud;
Pol.gr.= political groups;                  ΣamLEG/Pol.gr=total number of political          Transit=transitional provisions;       ε.a =other aspects;
                                            group legislative amendments tabled and          Ann=annexes;                           =access to information
                                            adopted in plenary;                                                                     T=technical aspects




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                              Subject                                             Vote in plenary                     Breakdown of legislative amendments
                                                                                                                  type structure                target subject
European Parliament and Council directive on the right of citizens of Debate: legislative proposal amended   Preamb.        12           L               2
the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within date: 11/02/2003                         Subject        4            L.ue            2
the territory of the Member States                                                                           Def.           6                           6
                                                                      Council: with debate                   Oblig          11           ΑΩ              12
Committee: LIBE                                                       Commission: with debate                Proced         12           εa              65
rapporteur: SANTINI Giacomo                                            - Vitorino: 11/02/2003                Measures       38                         1
file ref: 2001/0111                                                                                          Transit:       5            
session doc.: A5-0009/2003                                            |amLEG|: 88
procedure/stage: COD ***I                                             amLEG/committee: 93
                                                                      amLEG/Pol.Gr: 3
adopted by roll-call vote: 269,225,46
European Parliament and Council directive on the re-use and           Debate: legislative proposal amended   Title:         1                          1
commercial exploitation of public sector documents                    date: 12/02/2003                       Preamb.        6            εa             10
                                                                                                             Subject        3                         12
Committee: ITRE                                                      Council: with debate                    Def.           1            
rapporteur: van VELZEN W.G.                                          Commission: with debate                 Oblig          2
file ref: 2002/0123                                                  - Liikanen : 11/02/2003                 Proced         2
session doc.: A5-0025//2003                                                                                  Measures       7
procedure/stage: COD ***I                                            |amLEG|: 23                            Transit:       1
                                                                     amLEG/committee: 32
                                                                     amLEG/Pol.Gr: 2
Council decision adopting a multi-annual programme (2003-2005)       Debate: legislative proposal amended    Preamb.        8            L.ue           1
for the monitoring of eEurope, dissemination of good practices and   date: 12/02/2003                        Subject        3            €              1
the improvement of network and information security (MODINIS)                                                Oblig          1            =            2
                                                                     Council: without debate                 Impl           2            εa             11
Committee: ITRE                                                      Commission: without debate              Measures       1
rapporteur: READ Imelda Mary
file ref: 2002/0187                                                  |amLEG|: 15
session doc.: A5-0007/2003                                           amLEG/committee: 15
procedure/stage: COD ***I                                            amLEG/Pol.Gr: 0

Adopted under the Rule 110a procedure
adopted by roll-call vote: 276,3,7


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                             Subject                                             Vote in plenary                     Breakdown of legislative amendments
                                                                                                                  type structure               target subject
European Parliament and Council regulation concerning monitoring     Debate: legislative proposal amended   Title:          1           L.ue            6
of forests and environmental interactions in the Community (Forest   date: 13/02/2003                       Preamb.         16          ΑΩ              1
Focus)                                                                                                      Subject         3           €               3
                                                                     Council: with debate                   Def.            2           =             6
Committee: ENVI                                                      Commission: with debate                Oblig           1           εa              29
rapporteur: REDONDO JIMÉNEZ Encarnación                              - Nielson : 12/02/2003                 Impl            8
file ref: 2002/0164                                                                                         Measures        12
session doc.: A5-0022/2003                                           |amLEG|: 45                           Transit:        2
procedure/stage: COD ***I                                            amLEG/committee: 43
                                                                     amLEG/Pol.Gr: 4
European Parliament and Council directive amending Directive Debate: legislative proposal amended           Transit:       1            ΑΩ             1
95/2/EC as regards the conditions of use for a food additive E 425 date: 11/02/2003
konjac
                                                                     Council: with debate
Committee: ENVI                                                      Commission: with debate
rapporteur: PAULSEN Marit                                             - Patten : 11/02/2003
file ref: 2002/0201
session doc.: A5-0011/2003                                           |amLEG|: 1
procedure/stage: COD ***I                                            amLEG/committee: 3
                                                                     amLEG/Pol.Gr: 0
adopted by roll-call vote: 516,6,10
European Parliament and Council regulation establishing an ecopoint Debate: legislative proposal amended    Title:         1            L.ue           3
system applicable to heavy goods vehicles travelling through Austria date: 12/02/2003                       Preamb.        5            ΑΩ             1
in 2004                                                                                                     Def.           3            εa             11
                                                                     Council: with debate                   Impl           1
Committee: RETT                                                      Commission: with debate                Measures       5
rapporteur: CAVERI Luciano                                            - De Palacio : 11/02/2003
file ref: 2001/0310
session doc.: A5-0019/2003                                           |amLEG|: 15
procedure/stage: COD ***I                                            amLEG/committee: 16
                                                                     amLEG/Pol.Gr: 0




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                               Subject                                             Vote in plenary                    Breakdown of legislative amendments
                                                                                                                   type structure               target subject
European Parliament and Council regulation on aid for policies and     Debate: legislative proposal amended   Preamb.        22          L.ue            1
actions on reproductive and sexual health and rights in developing     date: 13/02/2003                       Subject        11          €               3
countries                                                                                                     Def.           2           =             1
                                                                       Council: with debate                   Impl           5           i-PE            1
Committee: DEVE                                                        Commission: with debate                Measures       3           εa              37
rapporteur: SANDBÆK Ulla Margrethe                                     - Nielson : 12/02/2003
file ref: 2002/0052
session doc.: A5-0020/2003                                             |amLEG|: 43
procedure/stage: COD ***I                                              amLEG/committee: 44
                                                                       amLEG/Pol.Gr: 1
Council directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-   Debate: legislative proposal amended   Preamb.       3             ΑΩ            9
country nationals for the purpose of paid employment and self-         date: 12/02/2003                       Subject       3             Εa            46
employed economic activities                                                                                  Def.          8                         3
                                                                       Council: with debate                   Oblig         17            
Committee: LIBE                                                        Commission: with debate                Proced        7
rapporteur: TERRÓN i CUSÍ Anna                                         - Vitorino: 11/02/2003                 Measures      18
file ref: 2001/0154                                                                                           Transit:      2
session doc.: A5-0010/2003                                             |amLEG|: 58
procedure/stage: CNS *                                                 amLEG/committee: 60
                                                                       amLEG/Pol.Gr: 5
adopted by roll-call vote: 274,253,26
Council regulation amending the Schengen rules relating to the issue Debate: INI-modified                     Preamb.       2             L.ue          9
of visas at the border, including the issue of such visas to seamen  date: 11/02/2003                         Subject       1                          1
                                                                                                              Def.          5             ΑΩ            1
Committee: LIBE                                                        Council: without debate                Oblig         3             =           1
rapporteur: KARAMANOU Anna                                             Commission: without debate             Impl          1             εa            7
file ref: 2002/0810                                                                                           Measures      4
session doc.: A5-0006/2003                                             |amLEG|: 19                           Transit:      3
procedure/stage: CNS *                                                 amLEG/committee: 21
                                                                       amLEG/Pol.Gr: 0
Adopted under the Rule 110a procedure
adopted by roll-call vote: 428,14,32




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                              Subject                                            Vote in plenary                    Breakdown of legislative amendments
                                                                                                                 type structure               target subject
Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 listing      Debate: legislative proposal amended   Preamb.        1           i-PE            1
the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas   date: 11/02/2003                       Impl           1           εa              1
when crossing the external borders of Member States and those
whose nationals are exempt from that requirement                     Council: with debate
                                                                     Commission: with debate
Committee: LIBE                                                      - Vitorino: 11/02/2003
rapporteur: HERNÁNDEZ MOLLAR Jorge Salvador
file ref: 2002/0280                                             |amLEG|: 2
session doc.: A5-0005/2003                                      amLEG/committee: 1
procedure/stage: CNS *                                          amLEG/Pol.Gr: 1
Council recommendation on the prevention and reduction of risks Debate: legislative proposal amended        Preamb.       6             L.ue          1
associated with drug dependence                                 date: 13/02/2003                            Subject       7             ΑΩ            1
                                                                                                            Oblig         3             €             2
Committee: ENVI                                                      Council: with debate                   Impl          2             [X]           1
rapporteur: MALLIORI Minerva Melpomeni                               Commission: with debate                Measures      37            εa            48
file ref: 2002/0098                                                  - Byrne : 13/02/2003                                                           2
session doc.: A5-0021/2003                                                                                                              
procedure/stage: CNS *                                               |amLEG|: 56
                                                                     amLEG/committee: 50
adopted by roll-call vote: 375,46,35                                 amLEG/Pol.Gr: 7
Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 1035/2001             Debate: legislative proposal amended   Ann:          2             εa            1
establishing a catch documentation scheme for Dissostichus spp.      date: 12/02/2003                                                   T             1

Committee: PECH                                                      Council: without debate
rapporteur: MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS Rosa                                      Commission: without debate
file ref: 2002/0184
session doc.: A5-0014/2003                                           |amLEG|: 2
procedure/stage: CNS *                                               amLEG/committee: 2
                                                                     amLEG/Pol.Gr: 0
Adopted under the Rule 110a procedure




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                              Subject                                              Vote in plenary                   Breakdown of legislative amendments
                                                                                                                  type structure               target subject
Council regulation introducing a system for the statistical monitoring Debate: legislative proposal amended   Measures      1           εa              1
of trade in bluefin tuna, swordfish and bigeye tuna within the date: 12/02/2003
Community
                                                                       Council: without debate
Committee: PECH                                                        Commission: without debate
rapporteur: MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS Rosa
file ref: 2002/0200                                                    |amLEG|: 1
session doc.: A5-0012/2003                                             amLEG/committee: 1
procedure/stage: CNS *                                                 amLEG/Pol.Gr: 0

Adopted under the Rule 110a procedure
Council decision on the conclusion of an Association Agreement Debate: assent given
between the European Community and its Member States of the one date: 12/02/2003
part, and the Republic of Chile, of the other part
                                                                Council: without debate
Committee: AFET                                                 Commission: without debate                                        assent given
rapporteur: SALAFRANCA SÁNCHEZ-NEYRA José Ignacio                - Patten : 11/02/2003
file ref: 2002/0239
session doc.: A5-0017/2003
procedure/stage: AVC ***

Adopted under the Rule 110a procedure




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                                                   III    POST-SESSION.impact

Legislative acts are proposed, considered and adopted in accordance with the Treaties. In accordance with the agreement of 17 November 1994
between the European Parliament and the Commission, the Commission informs Parliament of the action taken on acts adopted in plenary. The
action taken is announced in plenary.

The impact/rate of acceptance of legislative amendments is assessed on the basis of the analytical table shown in POST-SESSION.leg. The rate
of acceptance for each field to which the amendments relate varies from 0% to 100%. A rate of 100% indicates total acceptance of Parliament’s
amendments.

The table of information on the action taken by the Commission refers to the legislation adopted by Parliament at the part-session from 10 to 13
February 2003.




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                                                      III.A       Action taken by the Commission


                    Subject                                         Breakdown for legislative amendments                 Comments on further action
                                                              type structure                       target subject
European Parliament and Council directive on the   Preamb.    92%                         L          100%           Overall acceptance rate of legislative
right of citizens of the Union and their family    Subject    75%                         L.ue       100%           amendments: 86%
members to move and reside freely within the       Def.       0%                                    67%             adoption by the Commission of an
territory of the Member States                     Oblig      91%                         ΑΩ         100%              amended proposal anticipated for
                                                   Proced     92%                         εa         85%               April 2003
Committee: LIBE                                    Measures   95%                                   100%
rapporteur: SANTINI Giacomo                        Transit:   100%
file ref: 2001/0111
session doc.: A5-0009/2003.
procedure/stage: COD ***I
Date adopted: 11/02/2003
European Parliament and Council directive on the   Title:     100%                                  0%             Overall acceptance rate of legislative
re-use and commercial exploitation of public       Preamb.    63%                        εa          77%            amendments: 63%
sector documents                                   Subject    85%                                   57%             amended proposal scheduled by the
                                                   Def.       0%                                                       Commission for 7/3/2003
Committee: ITRE                                    Oblig      20%
rapporteur: van VELZEN W.G.                        Proced     40%
file ref: 2002/0123                                Measures   70%
session doc.: A5-0025/2003                         Transit:   100%
procedure/stage: COD ***I
Date adopted: 12/02/2003




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                    Subject                                         Breakdown for legislative amendments                 Comments on further action
                                                              type structure                       target subject
Council decision adopting a multi-annual           Preamb.    68%                         L.ue       90%            Overall acceptance rate of legislative
programme (2003-2005) for the monitoring of        Subject    90%                         €          0%             amendments: 66%
eEurope, dissemination of good practices and the   Oblig      90%                         =        0%
improvement of network and information             Impl       0%                          εa         82%
security (MODINIS)                                 Measures   90%

Committee: ITRE
rapporteur: READ Imelda Mary
file ref: 2002/0187
session doc.: A5-0007/2003
procedure/stage: COD ***I
Date adopted: 12/02/2003
European Parliament and Council regulation         Title:     0%                         L.ue        40%            Overall acceptance rate of legislative
concerning monitoring of forests and               Preamb.    51%                        ΑΩ          100%           amendments: 59%
environmental interactions in the Community        Subject    83%                        €           67%
(Forest Focus)                                     Def.       50%                        =         20%
                                                   Oblig      100%                       εa          68%
Committee: ENVI                                    Impl       40%
rapporteur: REDONDO JIMÉNEZ Encarnación            Measures   79%
file ref: 2002/0164                                Transit:   50%
session doc.: A5-0022/2003
procedure/stage: COD ***I
Date adopted: 13/02/2003
European Parliament and Council directive          Transit:   100%                       ΑΩ          100%           Overall acceptance rate of legislative
amending Directive 95/2/EC as regards the                                                                           amendments: 100%
conditions of use for a food additive E 425
konjac

Committee: ENVI
rapporteur: PAULSEN Marit
file ref: 2002/0201
session doc.: A5-0011/2003
procedure/stage: COD ***I
Date adopted: 11/02/2003




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                    Subject                                          Breakdown for legislative amendments                  Comments on further action
                                                               type structure                       target subject
European Parliament and Council regulation          Title:     80%                         L.ue       50%            Overall acceptance rate of legislative
establishing an ecopoint system applicable to       Preamb.    14%                         ΑΩ         80%            amendments: 24%
heavy goods vehicles travelling through Austria     Def.       0%                          εa         12%             no amended proposal, given the
in 2004                                             Impl       0%                                                       shortage of time before adoption of
                                                    Measures   42%                                                      the Council common position
Committee: RETT                                                                                                         (27/3/2003). Commission to justify its
rapporteur: CAVERI Luciano                                                                                              decisions with regard to the
file ref: 2001/0310                                                                                                     amendments orally.
session doc.: A5-0019/2003
procedure/stage: COD ***I
Date adopted: 12/02/2003
European Parliament legislative resolution on the   Preamb.    100%                       L.ue        100%           Overall acceptance rate of legislative
proposal for a European Parliament and Council      Subject    100%                       €           100%           amendments: 100%
regulation on aid for policies and actions on       Def.       100%                       =         100%            Commission to draw up an amended
reproductive and sexual health and rights in        Impl       100%                       i-PE        100%              proposal, due mid-March 2003
developing countries (COM(2002) 120 –               Measures   100%                       εa          100%
C5-0114/2002 – 2002/0052(COD))

Committee: DEVE
rapporteur: SANDBÆK Ulla Margrethe
file ref: 2002/0052
session doc.: P5_TA(2003)0203.
procedure/stage: COD ***I
Date adopted: 13/02/2003
(a) to determine the conditions of entry and        Preamb.    0%                         ΑΩ          0%             Overall acceptance rate of legislative
residence of third-country nationals for the        Subject    0%                         εa          0%             amendments: 0%
purpose of paid employment and self-employed        Def.       0%                                    0%              Commission has stated that it can only
economic activities and                             Oblig      0%                                                       accept some of the EP amendments,
                                                    Proced     0%                                                       and has not specified which ones. In
Committee: LIBE                                     Measures   0%                                                       view of the number of amendments
rapporteur: TERRÓN i CUSÍ Anna                      Transit:   0%                                                       adopted by the EP and rejected by the
file ref: 2001/0154                                                                                                     Commission, the overall impact was
session doc.: A5-0010/2003                                                                                              very slight.
procedure/stage: CNS *
Date adopted: 12/02/2003


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                   Subject                                        Breakdown for legislative amendments                 Comments on further action
                                                            type structure                       target subject
Council regulation amending the Schengen rules   Preamb.    0%                          L.ue       0%             Overall acceptance rate of legislative
relating to the issue of visas at the border,    Subject    0%                                    0%             amendments: 0%
including the issue of such visas to seamen      Def.       0%                          ΑΩ         0%
                                                 Oblig      0%                          =        0%
Committee: LIBE                                  Impl       0%                          εa         0%
rapporteur: KARAMANOU Anna                       Measures   0%
file ref: 2002/0810                              Transit:   0%
session doc.: A5-0006/2003
procedure/stage: CNS *
Date adopted: 11/02/2003
Council regulation amending Regulation (EC) No   Preamb.    0%                         i-PE        0%             Overall acceptance rate of legislative
539/2001 listing the third countries whose       Impl       0%                         εa          0%             amendments: 0%
nationals must be in possession of visas when
crossing the external borders of Member States
and those whose nationals are exempt from that
requirement

Committee: LIBE
rapporteur: HERNÁNDEZ MOLLAR Jorge
Salvador
file ref: 2002/0280
session doc.: A5-0005/2003
procedure/stage: CNS *
Date adopted: 11/02/2003
Council recommendation on the prevention and     Preamb.    50%                        L.ue        100%           Overall acceptance rate of legislative
reduction of risks associated with drug          Subject    71%                        ΑΩ          100%           amendments: 69%
dependence                                       Oblig      100%                       €           100%
                                                 Impl       0%                         [X]         100%
Committee: ENVI                                  Measures   75%                        εa          66%
rapporteur: MALLIORI Minerva Melpomeni                                                            90%
file ref: 2002/0098
session doc.: A5-0021/2003
procedure/stage: CNS *
Date adopted: 13/02/2003




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                      Subject                                         Breakdown for legislative amendments                 Comments on further action
                                                                type structure                       target subject
Council regulation amending Regulation (EC)          Ann:       100%                        εa         100%           Overall acceptance rate of legislative
No 1035/2001 establishing a catch                                                           T          100%           amendments: 100%
documentation scheme for Dissostichus spp.                                                                             adoption envisaged by the Council for
                                                                                                                         6/3/2003
Committee: PECH
rapporteur: MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS Rosa
file ref: 2002/0184
session doc.: A5-0014/2003
procedure/stage: CNS *
Date adopted: 12/02/2003
Council recommendation introducing a system          Measures   0%                         εa          0%             Overall acceptance rate of legislative
for the statistical monitoring of trade in bluefin                                                                    amendments: 0%
tuna, swordfish and bigeye tuna

Committee: PECH
rapporteur: MIGUÉLEZ RAMOS Rosa
file ref: 2002/0200
session doc.: A5-0012/2003
procedure/stage: CNS *
Date adopted: 12/02/2003




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                                                     IV      POST-SESSION.ctrl

The order of business at part-sessions is set out in the final draft agenda. The table below contains information on statements and
communications by other institutions and on the adoption of non-legislative reports and other decisions. It shows the action to be taken and the
deadlines for this.




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              Subject                     Vote in plenary                                           Action to be taken                                       Deadline
Preparation for the 2003 Spring   Debate: joint resolution          adoption of national targets to implement, measure and monitor the Member
European Council (Brussels, 21-   adopted with AM                    States’ performance; early transposal and implementation of agreed EU
22 March 2003)                    date: 12/02/2003                   legislation;
                                                                    promotion of public and private investment which fosters entrepeneurship in
author: Committee                 Council: with debate               various sectors
session doc.: B5-0104/2003        - Giannitsis : 12/02/2003         European Council to ensure that Member States comply with the budgetary and
procedure/stage: DCL CSL/COM      Commission: with debate            economic reform recommendations of the EcoFin Council, including those on
                                  - Prodi: 12/02/2003                pension systems and labour markets
adopted by roll-call vote:                                          urgent devising of strategies for the comprehensive reform of pensions, with
359,89,41                         recipients: Council,               combination of the three 'pillars' (public systems, occupational schemes and
                                  Commission, M-S and                personal provision);
                                  candidate country Gvts and
                                                                    competitiveness to be addressed by all Councils: completion of the existing
                                  national Parliaments, social
                                                                     market, developing of the internal market for services, completion of the risk
                                  partners
                                                                     capital market (by end of 2003) and of the Financial Services Action Plan (by end
                                                                     of 2005), transposal of legislation to improve the performance of the
                                                                     telecommunications, energy and transport markets;
                                                                    recommendations made in the Commission’s recent Green Paper on
                                                                     Entrepeneurship to be addressed, especially the encouraging of atypical forms of
                                                                     business organisation and the removal of obstacles to cross-border economic
                                                                     activity and access to finance;
                                                                    extension of regulatory impact assessments to existing legislation and presentation
                                                                     of a detailed timetable for achieving the goal of a 25 % reduction in red tape;
                                                                    undertaking from the Council and Commission that internal market rules will not
                                                                     hinder the development of services of general interest for the European social
                                                                     model;
                                                                    Council Presidency to invite the Commission to speed up work on a framework
                                                                     Directive for services of general interest which strengthens the principles
                                                                     underlying Article 16 of the EC Treaty;
                                                                    adoption of an ambitious programme to support the right of disabled people to         Spring
                                                                     participate fully in society and at work and ensuring an end to all forms of          Council 2003
                                                                     discrimination against disabled people in the workplace;
                                                                    high priority to be given to the eEurope 2005 Action Plan;
                                                                    implementation by the Member States of new strategies to support the
                                                                     development of the third sector;


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          Subject   Vote in plenary                                       Action to be taken                                       Deadline
                                         recognition of the combating of undeclared work as an important element of the
                                          new strategy, and of the importance of the attractiveness of work for employees
                                          and employers alike (tax incentives, provision of incentives to promote declared
                                          employment);
                                         stronger interaction between immigration policy, labour market policy and policies
                                          against social exclusion;
                                         implementation of the mandate given by the Tampere European Council for the            As a matter of
                                          political, economic and social integration of third-country nationals;                 urgency
                                         Spring Council to make progress on an open method of coordination in the fields
                                          of pensions and health care, and to recognise the European Parliament's role in this
                                          procedure;
                                         promotion and improvement of cooperation in various fields of education and
                                          training (mobility, transferability, recognition of competences, qualifications,
                                          certificates and diplomas), involving mobilisation of the European Structural
                                          Fund;
                                         Education, Youth and Culture Council to move forward on the action plan for
                                          education systems in a way that ties in with the employment strategy, and thus
                                          respects subsidiarity;
                                         adoption of guidelines and national action plans in the field of environmental
                                          policy and implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency legislation
                                          by means of economic instruments (sustainable subsidies policy and
                                          environmental taxation)
                                         use of the ‘open coordination’ method when the European Council addresses
                                          issues where there is no Community legislative competence, in a way which
                                          respects the responsibilities of the Member States and involves the European
                                          Parliament and parliaments within Member States;
                                         sustainable development to become a major and regular aspect of forthcoming
                                          Spring Councils, with an annual stocktake of the Cardiff, Göteborg and
                                          Johannesburg processes to be prepared and presented by the Commission, together
                                          with its synthesis report, before the end of the year preceding the Spring Council;
                                         Commission and the Member States to lend particular support to the accession
                                          countries in their transition to dynamic and knowledge-based economies;
                                         removal by the Council of the obstacles to a formal decision on a social dialogue
                                          tripartite summit on social dialogue, with consultation of the EP thereon.


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              Subject                  Vote in plenary                                         Action to be taken                                     Deadline
                                                              conclusion of an interinstitutional agreement guaranteeing the full involvement of
                                                               the EP in the procedure for drawing up Broad Economic Policy Guidelines and the
                                                               European Employment Strategy.
Situation in Iraq              Council: with debate           convening of an extraordinary European Council meeting for 17 February in order
                               - Giannitsis : 12/02/2003       to assess the situation in the light of the new report by the UN weapons inspectors
author: Committee              Commission: with debate         and to bring about greater convergence on the Iraq crisis;
procedure/stage: DCL CSL/COM   - Nielson : 12/02/2003         objectives of the 17 February summit: appraisal of the assessments presented,
                                                               considered approach to the repercussions of any decision on Iraq, confirmation
                                                               that the EU has not intention of abandoning diplomacy and policy as tools for
                                                               resolving international crises until every possible avenue has been exhausted,
                                                               support for the role of the UN, decisive stand on the application of UN resolutions
                                                               by Iraq and a bold decision as regards Europe as a concept and the CFSP;
                                                              call for EU solidarity and unity among the Member States and candidate countries;
                                                              Commission: ECHO global humanitarian plan adopted in June 2002 - studies and
                                                               analyses in progress - appraisal of contingency measures in the event of a conflict.
WTO agricultural trade         Debate: joint resolution       Negotiation of rules banning dumping practices and establishing a concept of food
negotiations                   adopted with AM                 security for developing countries;
                               date: 12/02/2003               objectives to be pursued by the Commission at the negotiations: reduction in
author: Committee                                              agricultural tariffs and quantitative restrictions on agricultural imports from
session doc.: B5-0102/2003     Commission: with debate         developing and least developed countries, enhanced recognition of non-trade
procedure/stage: Commission    - Lamy : 10/02/2003             aspects of agricultural policy, right of each country to set its own environmental,
statement                                                      food safety and consumer protection standards (for details see the text of the
                               recipients: Council,            resolution);
                               Commission, M-S national       negotiations on agricultural products and tariff measures between the EU and its
                               Parliaments                     trading partners to be subject to social and environmental criteria established in
                                                               compliance with international conventions (ILO, CBD, UNDP and FAO);
                                                              review of trade-distorting bilateral trade agreements which encourage strategic
                                                               Community dependence on imports from developed countries;
                                                              close monitoring of the multilateral agriculture negotiations by the EP, which
                                                               demands that the Commission hold regular meetings to keep it informed and
                                                               reserves the right to formulate recommendations on this point.




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            Subject                          Vote in plenary                                             Action to be taken                                         Deadline
World Economic Forum (Davos)         Debate: joint resolution            Commission to submit a report to Parliament on its monitoring of achievements in        Each year
and World Social Forum (Porto        adopted                              the area of globalisation;
Alegre)                              date: 12/02/2003                    Commission and the Member States to enhance their support for human rights and
                                                                          democratic development throughout the world;
author: Committee                    Commission: with debate             presentation of initiatives to perfect the functioning of the internal market and
session doc.: B5-0111/2003           - Lamy : 10/02/2003                  strengthen the political role of the EU vis-a-vis international politics;
procedure/stage: Commission                                              Iraqi government called on to comply with UN Security Council Resolution 1441;
statement                            recipients: Council,
                                                                         international organisations working on environmental and sustainable
                                     Commission
                                                                          development issues at regional or national levels urged to extend their
adopted by roll-call vote:
                                                                          consultations with NGOs and other major groups;
253,248,51
                                                                         reform of international bodies dealing with sustainable development issues (United
                                                                          Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, UNEP and the WTO, etc).
Authorisation of generic medicines   Debate: joint resolution            Commission to ensure that the safeguards against abuse are not so onerous as to
at WTO level                         adopted with AM                      undermine the objective of ensuring affordable and timely access to life-saving
                                     date: 12/02/2003                     medicines in developing countries with insufficient manufacturing capacity;
author: Committee                                                        establishing of a permanent register of the medicines, generic and others, destined
session doc.: B5-0103/2003           Commission: with debate              for developing countries, by the competent European authorities
procedure/stage: Commission          - Lamy : 10/02/2003                 WTO members to find an urgent solution with regard to paragraph 6 of the Doha
statement                                                                 Declaration, in order to avoid a deadlock that could derail the whole Doha
                                     recipients: Council,                 development round;
                                     Commission, WTO, WHO, UN            Commission and the Member States to support a broader discussion under the
                                     Secretary-General, Gvts of the       auspices of the WHO on how the TRIPS Agreement affects the availability of
                                     ACP countries, US Gvt                affordable generic medicines;
                                                                         joint re-evaluation by the WHO and WTO, within three years of the
                                                                          implementation of the agreement, of the specific issue of access to affordable
                                                                          medicines within the TRIPS Agreement;
                                                                         investigation of ways of resolving the problem of the lack of product development
                                                                          for neglected diseases and support for the WHO in including this issue on its
                                                                          agenda;
                                                                         definition of ‘sufficient manufacturing capacity’ to be clarified and to be primarily
                                                                          based on an economically effective capacity.
Crisis in the steel sector and the   Debate: joint resolution            Arcelor to assume its social responsibility and to treat all its continental sites
measures to be taken at              adopted with AM                      equally and without discrimination;
Community level                      date: 13/02/2003                    strict application of the Treaties to any request for aid submitted by the Polish
                                                                          Government in relation to the operation announced by Arcelor in Poland;

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              Subject                       Vote in plenary                                           Action to be taken                                     Deadline
author: Committee                    Commission: with debate           investigation into ways of ensuring effective and targeted use of Community funds
session doc.: B5-0013/2003           - Byrne : 13/02/2003               and the European Social Fund for professional training and reorientation of the
procedure/stage: Commission                                             workers concerned;
statement                            recipients: Council,              Commission to pursue, through both the OECD and the WTO, stricter multilateral
                                     Commission, M-S Gvts and           rules against unfair competition from third countries;
adopted by roll-call vote: 77,15,9   national Parliaments, social      Adoption of measures to protect European firms from the effects of the unilateral
                                     partners                           US decision to impose extraordinary tariffs on steel imports;
                                                                       promotion of innovation and development of new actions aimed at specialisation
                                                                        and quality in the iron and steel sector or provision for appropriate plans for
                                                                        retraining;
                                                                       adoption of a more proactive strategy in response to industrial restructuring
                                                                        measures and their social impact, with a view to preventing their negative effects
                                                                        on jobs, working conditions and regional planning;
                                                                       verification of application by the Member States of Directives 98/59/EC and
                                                                        94/45/EC;
                                                                       promotion and strengthening of the dialogue between management and labour in
                                                                        the area of the information and consultation of workers;
                                                                       adoption of measures to protect trade union representatives.




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             Subject                         Vote in plenary                                            Action to be taken                                        Deadline
2002 review of the Internal Market   Debate: resolution adopted by      completion of the Internal Market and the launch of the Internal Market for            2003
Strategy                             single vote                         Services Initiative to be made the top priority of the 2003 Economic Summit;
                                     date: 13/02/2003                   acceleration by the Member States of transposal of the Internal Market directives,
author: JURI                                                            rigorous evaluation of the causes of Member States' failure to implement
rapporteur: HARBOUR Malcolm          Commission: with debate             Community legislation and of barriers to the implementation of such legislation;
file ref: 2002/2143                  - Bolkestein : 12/02/2003          provision of adequate guarantees in respect of the drawing up of safeguard clauses
session doc.: A5-0026/2003                                               and their monitoring by the Member States;
procedure/stage: COS                 recipients: Council,
                                                                        seeking out of pragmatic solutions to the problem of non-implementation,
                                     Commission, M-S Gvts
                                                                         improvement in the handling of infringement cases and cooperation with the Court
Adopted under the Rule 110a
                                                                         of First Instance to develop procedures for fast-track review and for sanctions and
procedure
                                                                         the implementation of the proposals adopted by Parliament on this matter;
adopted by roll-call vote:
                                                                        undertaking from the national parliaments to ensure timely and accurate
304,17,24
                                                                         implementation of Internal Market directives;
                                                                        definition by the Commission and Member States of consistent approaches to the
                                                                         implementation of Internal Market legislation;
                                                                        priority to be awarded to the correct and non-discriminatory application of Internal
                                                                         Market rules and to providing support services for citizens and enterprises;
                                                                        transposal within the prescribed time limits of legislation adopted within the
                                                                         framework of the Financial Services Action Plan;
                                                                        development of consistent approaches to consumer notices and simple common
                                                                         procedures for notifying data protection authorities in the forthcoming review of
                                                                         Directive 95/46/EC;
                                                                        Council to conclude discussion of the Community Patent;                                Without delay
                                                                        acceleration of the work to simplify the VAT system and a more thorough analysis
                                                                         of the real impact on business when new legislation is proposed;
                                                                        presentation of a cost/benefit analysis in future Scoreboard Reports on the benefits
                                                                         of implementing Internal Market legislation in terms of jobs, growth, GDP and
                                                                         competitiveness of the EU economy, while quantifying the costs of failure to
                                                                         implement such legislation;




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          Subject   Vote in plenary                                       Action to be taken                                     Deadline
                                         organisation by the Commission and EP of a second Internal Market Forum
                                         solemn declaration by the Member States reaffirming their commitment to the          Spring
                                          completion of the Internal Market in its 10th anniversary year;                      Summit 2003
                                         Convention invited to address the problem of non-implementation of Community
                                          legislation and to put forward proposals to tackle this problem;
                                         implementation by the Commission of the measures foreseen in its
                                          communications with regard to the de facto barriers to the free movement of
                                          persons imposed by differences in tax regimes concerning pensions and cars;
                                         presentation of the Council Common Position on the proposal for a regulation on      Without delay
                                          sales promotions in the Internal Market; Commission support in the form of
                                          studies concerning the benefit of an Internal Market in sales promotions (for SMEs
                                          and consumers);
                                         launching by the ‘Competitiveness’ Council and the candidate countries of reviews
                                          of their legislation affecting service providers;
                                         proposal in the forthcoming Green Paper of measures on entrepeneurship that
                                          encourage SMEs to take advantage of the Internal Market for services;




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              Subject                   Vote in plenary                                             Action to be taken                                       Deadline
Impact of the e-Economy on      Debate: resolution adopted by        reform of (public and private sector) corporate management in response to
European enterprises            single vote                           electronic-based commercial and financial global change;
                                date: 12/02/2003                     avoidance of excessive regulation of e-commerce and definition of a 'think small
author: ITRE                                                          first' approach;
rapporteur: KHANBHAI Bashir     Commission: with debate              Member States to build on measures already implemented to tackle online security
file ref: 2002/2145             - Liikanen : 11/02/2003               issues, reinforcing the dependability and reliability of networks;
session doc.: A5-0434/2002                                           proposal of measures offering tax incentives to venture capitalists to encourage
procedure/stage: COS            recipients: Council,                  investment in the EU’s e-Economy;
                                Commission, M-S Gvts and
                                                                     consultation with SMEs, as well as the organisations representing them, in order to
adopted under the Rule 110a     national Parliaments
                                                                      identify the main obstacles to their full participation in the e-Economy;
procedure
                                                                     improved curriculum in education so as to encourage IT-orientated studies;
                                                                     improvement of ICT training support for employers and employees with public
                                                                      and private sector investment (grants, soft loans and tax incentives);
                                                                     aid from the Member States for the employment of qualified foreign IT
                                                                      professionals on a contractual basis to meet the growing demand for skilled IT
                                                                      personnel;
                                                                     radical simplification of pensions, national insurance and personal tax
                                                                      arrangements for cross-border employment so as to promote the mobility of skilled
                                                                      workers;
                                                                     optimisation of the use of existing financial resources to build public confidence
                                                                      through the dissemination of information about the Commission’s e-Economy
                                                                      related activities, income, expenditure and communications with the European
                                                                      Parliament and Council;
Breast implants                 Debate: resolution adopted with      adoption and implementation of specific measures designed to improve
                                AM                                    information, tracking and surveillance, quality guarantees, key research on silicone
author: ENVI                    date: 13/02/2003                      breast implants and their components, and on their clinical evaluation after they
rapporteur: STIHLER Catherine                                         are placed on the market;
file ref: 2002/2171             Commission: with debate              establishment of a guaranteed control over the marketing of breast implants;
session doc.: A5-0008/2003.     - Byrne : 13/02/2003                 funds to be made available in EU research programmes, focusing specifically on
procedure/stage: COS                                                  the shortcomings of some of the research conducted into silicone breast
                                recipients: Council,                  implements to date;
                                Commission, M-S national             introduction of an implant recipient's passport;
                                Parliaments




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              Subject                        Vote in plenary                                              Action to be taken                                         Deadline
                                                                          definition by the Member State authorities of standards for the provision of
                                                                           information on breast implants to potential patients;
                                                                          introduction of a compulsory follow-up examination, the results of which should
                                                                           be made available for research;
                                                                          dissemination and promotion of alternative operative methods of maintaining
                                                                           breast structure by using the body's own tissues;
                                                                          prohibition/regulation of advertising to the general public of breast implants in
                                                                           Member States (ban on ‘before and after’ advertising, clear and bold health
                                                                           warnings) and dissemination by Member States of objective, non-commercial
                                                                           information through national public health services;
                                                                          details of breast implant operations to be kept in the EU in the form of a
                                                                           compulsory national registers for each Member State; Member States to subscribe
                                                                           to the International Breast Implant Register;
                                                                          introduction of an appropriate certification procedure for practitioners;
                                                                          thorough and frequent inspections by the Member States’ national/regional public
                                                                           health inspectors, particularly in the case of private clinics that perform breast
                                                                           implant operations;
                                                                          review of national measures adopted in relation to the communication;                   within 3 years
European transport policy for 2010   Debate: resolution adopted with      demand for responsibility for transport policy be shared in the future constitution;
                                     AM                                   establishing of a clear timetable for all the proposed policy measures;
author: RETT                         date: 12/02/2003                     recognition of the strategic importance and role as a general interest service of
rapporteur: IZQUIERDO                                                      transport, through a European transport policy that influences all aspects of
COLLADO Juan de Dios                 Commission: with debate               transport which is given the political and budgetary weight it warrants;
file ref: 2001/2281                  - De Palacio : 11/02/2003            taking into account of the very limited percentage of road transport for which an
session doc.: A5-0444/2002                                                 alternative can be found in other modes of transport, and the possible use of
procedure/stage: COS                 recipients: Council,                  pricing instruments to cover infrastructure costs and external costs;
                                     Commission
                                                                          recognition of the disparities that exist with regard to infrastructures and the need
adopted by roll-call vote:
                                                                           for investment to be provided to create a balanced sustainable infrastructure
406,95,33
                                                                           network;
                                                                          presentation of a communication on the transport situation in the applicant             before 2004
                                                                           countries, their level of sustainability, the incorporation of the acquis
                                                                           communautaire and the effects this has had; drawing up of specific proposals to
                                                                           before 2004;



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          Subject   Vote in plenary                                      Action to be taken                                       Deadline
                                         presentation of a viable working plan for maintaining the railways’ share of goods
                                          traffic in the PECO countries at a high level;
                                         users' wishes to be paramount when applying a fair system of charging;
                                         development of Community systems for the exchange of information and best
                                          practice between Member States in policing the application of Community
                                          legislation in the road transport sector;
                                         presentation of a report on best practices for an EU-wide uniform benchmarking
                                          system for urban transport and promotion of the development of new alternative
                                          approaches to private transport for short journeys within towns and cities;
                                         promotion of the development of innovative logistical concepts, intelligent
                                          transport systems and new technologies;
                                         launch of European research projects to enable the efforts to market electric
                                          vehicles and other cleaner forms of transport to bear fruit;
                                         drawing up of an ambitious and scheduled programme for the promotion of zero
                                          emission vehicles in the European Union;
                                         work on Galileo to be pursued with determination;
                                         dissemination of best practices in the area of transport reduction;
                                         liberalisation and opening of markets in the railway sector, accelerated
                                          introduction of interoperability, measures to speed up the introduction of uniform
                                          safety standards for the railways and for the occupational and social conditions of
                                          railway workers throughout the Union;
                                         comprehensive assessment of the overall economic, social and environmental            as soon      as
                                          impact to date of market opening and publication of the results thereof;              possible
                                         acceleration of the creation of high-capacity north-south and east-west European
                                          corridors in the railways sector and of intermodal inland terminals (priority under
                                          the TEN and TINA projects);
                                         introduction of coordinated measures in the areas of shipping, ports and
                                          intermodality policy (ports as transport network hubs, promotion of intermodal
                                          transport and support for ports as logistical centres with high added value);




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          Subject   Vote in plenary                                       Action to be taken                                        Deadline
                                         aid and competition in relation to maritime ports and port undertakings to be
                                          monitored in an effective and uniform manner for all ports and undertakings and
                                          immediate drafting of guidelines for the monitoring of port aid and competition;
                                         identification of obstacles to the development of short- and medium-distance
                                          cabotage and proposal of Community initiatives to give a new and balanced
                                          impetus to cabotage;
                                         proposal aimed at giving vessels incentives to use low sulphur fuels by grading         as soon      as
                                          port charges, and support for other innovative port projects for reducing emissions;    possible
                                         action within the framework of the IMO for a thorough review of international
                                          rules on liability in maritime transport;
                                         need for a continuing review of Port State Controls;
                                         harmonisation and interoperability of rules in the environmental field, and
                                          introduction of a single, Community-wide identification number for inland
                                          waterway vessels;
                                         presentation of a proposal for harmonised technical provisions towards the              as soon      as
                                          implementation of River Information Services (RIS);                                     possible
                                         adoption of a constructive approach by the Council in the development of the
                                          proposal to establish a Joint Transatlantic Aviation Agreement replacing existing
                                          bilateral agreements;
                                         proposals to reduce congestion around airports and to reduce delays on the ground,
                                          if necessary through guidelines;
                                         exploration of models of airport cooperation and presentation of proposals for the
                                          development of reliable, frequent and efficient transport links between regional
                                          airports and surrounding cities;
                                         proposal for an overhaul of the allocation of time slots at airports with a view to a
                                          genuine opening of the market, in particular by tackling the issue of grandfather
                                          rights;
                                         pressure to be brought to bear on the ICAO for the introduction of a worldwide
                                          international aviation fuel tax;
                                         concrete proposals to bring about the ambitious transport safety in Europe goals
                                          mentioned in the White Paper;




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          Subject   Vote in plenary                                      Action to be taken                                          Deadline
                                         adoption of the Third Road Safety Action Programme (2002-2010) in which EU               as soon as
                                          measures that will contribute to reducing road deaths and serious injuries will be       possible
                                          clearly identified; presentation of demonstrably effective measures with high
                                          safety potential which can be implemented in the short to medium term;
                                         harmonisation of road signs and speed and blood alcohol limits; encouragement of
                                          all safety systems requiring user intervention (helmets, safety belts);
                                          comprehensive and detailed research into the causes of accidents (alcohol, speed,
                                          drugs, medicines, and road conditions);
                                         Third Road Safety Action Programme to focus primarily on solutions for
                                          vulnerable groups;
                                         vehicle tests and test design to be improved;
                                         proposals for discrete multi-annual road safety programmes to be funded within
                                          the transport safety budget line;
                                         review and improvement of the status, training, qualification structure and working
                                          conditions of those working in the transport and safety sectors;
                                         specific interests of the handicapped to be taken into account in the Union's
                                          planning, legislation and investment;
                                         improvement and encouragement of intermodality, harmonisation of the loading
                                          units used by the different modes of transport, standardisation of rules on liability,
                                          development of common principles for charges and for setting charges, and the
                                          development and introduction of an intermodal information system for efficient
                                          management of intermodal transport and of network services;
                                         no overstrict conditions on cross-subsidisation as regards transit through the Alps
                                          and the Pyrenees or regarding specific situations of congestion of a single mode of
                                          transport;
                                         European loan to speed up the completion of the trans-European networks,
                                          particularly the major Essen projects;
                                         definition of guidelines for the use of surplus charging income;
                                         study into the development of new methods for funding major infrastructure
                                          projects of common European interest;
                                         greater coordination between the REGIO, TREN and Environment directorates-
                                          general in order to ensure sustainability and cohesion in the transport sector;




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             Subject                Vote in plenary                                                Action to be taken                                   Deadline
                                                                  drawing up of new guidelines and programmes aimed at securing, for all transport
                                                                   modes, mandatory reduced fuel and energy consumption, less noise and lower
                                                                   emissions of harmful gases by fuels, and tax relief for cleaner, more sustainable
                                                                   fuels;
                                                                  special reports to be drawn up on the effects of transport pollution on public
                                                                   health;
                                                                  definition of firm targets in order to comply with the Kyoto Protocol;
                                                                  EP proposal: creation of high-capacity north-south and east-west road corridors;
                                                                   creation of rail lines designated for fast freight transport; extension of the Air
                                                                   Safety Agency's remit to include airworthiness; creation of a European road safety
                                                                   agency; experimental ban on overtaking by heavy good vehicles on particularly
                                                                   busy stretches of the European motorway network; creation of a European
                                                                   transport fund.
EU-Belarus relations         Debate: resolution adopted with      Revision by the Belarus authorities of their human rights policy and to (not least
                             AM                                    with regard to freedom of religion and freedom of the press, and the principles
author: AFET                 date: 11/02/2003                      governing the rule of law);
rapporteur: MARSET CAMPOS                                         granting by the Belarus government, as a matter of urgency, of meaningful powers
Pedro                        Commission: with debate               to the national Parliament and a guarantee as regards the operation of an
file ref: 2002/2164          - Patten : 11/02/2003                 independent judicial system;
session doc.: A5-0024/2003                                        Belarus authorities to abide by the international commitments entered into
procedure/stage: Own-init.   recipients: Council,                  regarding freedom of the media, freedom of association and freedom of speech,
                             Commission, M-S national              and to revise the provisions of the Penal Code pertaining to the exercise thereof;
                             Parliaments, Belarus Gvt and          observance of the UN Convention on Torture;
                             Parliament                           Belarus authorities to implement the economic reforms needed for a transition to a
                                                                   market economy and to establish a legal framework that is conducive to foreign
                                                                   investment;
                                                                  abolition of the death penalty in Belarus;
                                                                  development within the 'Wider Europe' proposal of a specific strategy for
                                                                   democratisation and the development of a social market economy in Belarus;
                                                                  development of Community financial programmes and support for the western
                                                                   regions of the new neighbours to the East (Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova) on the
                                                                   same scale as those already being implemented in the eastern regions of the
                                                                   neighbouring candidate countries;




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          Subject   Vote in plenary                                      Action to be taken                                      Deadline
                                         provision of greater financial support to those NGOs working to strengthen civil
                                          society and independent media in Belarus;
                                         repeal of Presidential Decree No 8 and establishing of conditions that would allow
                                          implementation of projects cofinanced by the EU to promote democracy and
                                          human rights (EIDHR, Tacis IBPP);
                                         launching, as soon as the basic conditions are fulfilled, of a structured dialogue
                                          between Belarus and the EU in order to increase cooperation in the field of Justice
                                          and Home Affairs, especially with a view to combating organised cross-border
                                          crime (trafficking in human beings and the smuggling of illegal migrants);
                                         examination, within the purview of the EU/Russia dialogue of the possibility of
                                          Russia exerting a moderating influence on the Belarus Government and
                                          encouraging it to implement reforms;
                                         local elections to be held in March 2003: call for the people of Belarus to
                                          participate, for the central election committee to ensure all political movements
                                          have equal opportunities to participate and authorisation by the Belarus
                                          government of international observers;
                                         allocation of more funds to humanitarian aid programmes for the victims of the
                                          Chernobyl accident;
                                         stresses that Belarus serves as a country of origin and transit for trafficking and
                                          calls on the Belarus government to take effective cooperation by the Belarus
                                          government with international organisations and NGOs to combat trafficking in
                                          women (prevention programmes, training of police and judicial personnel,
                                          prosecution of traffickers, protection and aid to victims and witnesses);
                                         close cooperation of the Belarus Government with the Minsk OSCE Office so that
                                          its task of promoting the democratic reforms and the rule of law can be fulfilled in
                                          the best conditions;
                                         Belarus authorities to respect trade union rights, and in particular the right of
                                          association (ILO conventions);
                                         Council and the Commission to take action vis-à-vis the Belarus authorities with a
                                          view to re-examination of the legal case and imprisonment of Professor Yuri
                                          Bandazhevsky;
                                         investigation into freedom of association in Belarus and, on the basis of this, if
                                          necessary, implementation of the procedures for temporary withdrawal of GSP
                                          trade preferences provided for in Regulation (EC) No 2820/98;
                                         proposal to Belarus that it participate in Community education and cultural
                                          programmes such as Leonardo, Socrates, and Youth and Culture 2000;
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             Subject                         Vote in plenary                                                Action to be taken                                      Deadline
                                                                           establishing for the benefit of Belarus children from regions affected by radiation
                                                                            of a specific programme of courses of treatment in EU hospitals and health
                                                                            centres, and organisation of assistance and medical follow-up for them;
                                                                           promotion by the Commission of the broadcasting of television or radio
                                                                            programmes from neighbouring candidate countries that could be received
                                                                            throughout Belarus territory;
eEurope 2005: An information          Debate: resolution adopted with      presentation of a roadmap indicating the specific objectives which should be          as swiftly as
society for all                       AM                                    attained in the context of the ‘eEurope 2005’ action plan by the end of 2003;         possible
                                      date: 12/02/2003                     establishing of a scoreboard for Member States' interim achievements in the field
author: ITRE                                                                of e-Government, e-Learning and e-Health;
rapporteur: PAASILINNA Reino          Commission: with debate              launching of a debate on the move to the third generation of mobile
file ref: 2002/2242                   - Liikanen : 11/02/2003               communications and close cooperation with the Member States (elimination of
session doc.: A5-0013/2003                                                  technical and administrative obstacles and standardisation of procedures);
procedure/stage: Own-init.            recipients: Council,                 adoption by Member States of a flexible approach to trade in, and management of,
                                      Commission, M-S Gvts and              frequencies in accordance with competition law; investigation into the possibility
adopted by roll-call vote: 451,9,17   national Parliaments                  of dividing in an innovative way the costs entailed in creating the infrastructure
                                                                            needed for 3G mobile communications;
                                                                           active participation by Member States in the creation of the European public
                                                                            services portal;
                                                                           follow up to the open platforms initiative without delay and presentation of
                                                                            measures to encourage the use of open platforms;
                                                                           investigation by Member States of means whereby citizens can develop routines of
                                                                            using the new telecommunications, and creation of more user-friendly and fully
                                                                            accessible services;
                                                                           clear description of services offered by e-Government and free access to these,
                                                                            without obstacles;
                                                                           development of an action plan to promote the uptake of technical solutions for
                                                                            people with particular needs (design-for-all concept);
                                                                           Member States to ensure that the inhabitants of EU rural areas have adequate
                                                                            access to the Internet, under the same access conditions as in the rest of the
                                                                            territory;
                                                                           presentation of strategies for the integration of women in research and
                                                                            management in undertakings and administrations in IT fields;




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             Subject             Vote in plenary                                               Action to be taken                                         Deadline
                                                               investigation of the possibilities of developing adult education aimed at managing
                                                                information and communications technologies and of a European diploma to
                                                                measure these skills;
                                                               Member States to ensure that all EU educational establishments have sufficient
                                                                access for the purposes of e-Learning (broadband connections) and to take action
                                                                to eliminate the gender divide that exists in training systems and IT education;
                                                               development by the Member States of electronic public administration services in
                                                                health care and other fields (spread of online services so as to cover all population
                                                                groups – e.g. online programmes for the prevention of diseases);
                                                               development of the European health card and promotion, on a voluntary basis, of
                                                                measures to ensure swift and easy access to data relating to a person's state of
                                                                health and insurance;
                                                               Member States to give support to SMEs in 'going digital' and to the training their
                                                                workers need to make use of new technologies;
                                                               investigation of the opportunities for establishing national funds to help people
                                                                from the most remote regions and marginalised groups to become integrated into
                                                                the information society;
                                                               investigation of ways to encourage the development of innovative broadband
                                                                services through tax concessions, or foster demand through public initiatives;
                                                               support for the development of European-specific operating systems and software
                                                                which fully take into account the needs of vulnerable groups (disabled and elderly
                                                                users;
                                                               Member State support for state-of-the-art confidentiality, encrypting and data
                                                                security projects for the development of associated software and programmes;
                                                               exploration of how the use of ICT could help to increase information and
                                                                participation to the democratic processes in Europe, in particular on the occasion
                                                                of the European parliamentary elections in 2004;
                                                               Member States to make operational the cyber-security task force operational as          by mid 2003
                                                                soon as possible and provide sufficient powers to that task force;                      at the latest
                                                               Council to send a clear message, at the Information Society summit in Geneva in
                                                                December 2003, concerning the EU's determination to play a leading role in the
                                                                information society;
Third generation mobile   Debate: resolution adopted with      swift implementation of the new electronic communications directives, and
communications            AM                                    harmonised enactment of the new national legislation in this area;


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            Subject                  Vote in plenary                                      Action to be taken                                       Deadline
                             date: 12/02/2003             speedy follow-up to the open platforms initiative and presentation of concrete
author: ITRE                                               measures to encourage the use of open platforms;
rapporteur: AUROI Danielle   Commission: with debate      resolution by the Commission and the European Regulators Group of the 'old'
file ref: 2002/2240          - Liikanen : 11/02/2003       problems and consideration of new issues such as joint dominance and cooperation
session doc.: A5-0016/2003                                 in the development of 3G applications and services;
procedure/stage: Own-init.   recipients: Council,         Member States to make a contribution to promoting 3G by encouraging the re-use
                             Commission                    of government information;
                                                          production of guidelines for network infrastructure sharing throughout the            as soon      as
                                                           European Union;                                                                       possible
                                                          active contribution by the Commission, the Member States, operators and the
                                                           national authorities involved in managing telecommunications infrastructures to
                                                           the public debate on electromagnetic fields and mobile communications, inter alia
                                                           by providing reliable information concerning current scientific knowledge and
                                                           technology;
                                                          positioning of the equipment intended to support mobile telephony networks to be
                                                           planned with the most scrupulous regard for health and the environment and
                                                           determined in accordance with transparent planning procedures;
                                                          Member States to pay regard, in the conditions for the roll-out of 3G network
                                                           infrastructure, to the protection of health and the environment and to ensuring a
                                                           smooth, swift roll-out;
                                                          action plan to promote universal design in the 3G sector;
                                                          Directives forming part of the new regulatory framework for electronic                as soon      as
                                                           communications to be transposed and to enter into force;                              possible
                                                          Commission and suppliers of services to examine the possibilities for protection of
                                                           children;
                                                          adoption of coherent measures to ensure that the benefits of 3G are swiftly made
                                                           widely available;
                                                          in-depth consideration of the security of payments made by mobile telephony,
                                                           leading to appropriate political and technical answer (risk of fraud);
                                                          careful examination of any regulatory action in the area of mobile
                                                           communications, in particular 3G, so as not to hinder investment;




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             Subject                       Vote in plenary                                         Action to be taken                                         Deadline
2002 annual debate on an area of   Council: with debate            list of Council’s actions in 2002 (see text of the Council intervention for details)
freedom, security and justice      - Petsalnikos : 12/02/2003      continuation and strengthening of cooperation with the other European institutions,
                                   Commission: with debate          and not least the EP on entry into force of the Treaty of Nice (application of the
Author: Committee                  - Vitorino: 12/02/2003           codecision procedure), within the framework of the rules laid down in the Treaties;
Session doc.: B5-0002/2003                                         close monitoring by the Council of the work of the Convention on changes in the
procedure/stage: QUO CSL                                            distribution between the first and the third pillars of the area of freedom, security
                                                                    and justice;
                                                                   creation of an area of freedom, security and justice through increasingly close
                                                                    cooperation between the Member States, as they exercise their authority, and the
vote on the resolution scheduled                                    institutions of the European Union; the initiatives taken by the Member States
for 11 March 2003.                                                  prove exactly how useful that right is (e.g. creation of Eurojust, status of victims
                                                                    during criminal proceedings, etc.)
                                                                   invitation to the Council, five years after the entry into force of the Amsterdam       in 2004
                                                                    Treaty (i.e. in 2004), to reach a unanimous decision, following consultations with
                                                                    the European Parliament, on the codecision procedure for visas, asylum and
                                                                    immigration and on judicial cooperation in civil matters;
                                                                   Council has every intention of keeping to the deadlines, where possible, for
                                                                    applying the Tampere programme;
                                                                   possible inclusion of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the new Treaty an issue
                                                                    which does not come within the jurisdiction granted to the Council under the
                                                                    Treaties.
                                                                   Council awaiting a proposal from the Commission as regards the common
                                                                    principles governing procedural guarantees for defendants; question of minimum
                                                                    procedural guarantees for suspects and defendants on the agenda of the informal
                                                                    Council meeting to be held at the end of March 2003;
                                                                   presentation by the Greek Presidency of a new framework decision on the mutual
                                                                    recognition by Member States of final judgments in criminal cases;




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             Subject                       Vote in plenary                                          Action to be taken                                         Deadline
2002 annual debate on an area of   Council: with debate            future Treaty on the area of freedom, security and justice should enshrine the
freedom, security and justice      - Petsalnikos : 12/02/2003       principle of the Commission’s exclusive right of legislative initiative;
                                   Commission: with debate         Commission belief that combating terrorism and illegal immigration Commission
author: Committee                  - Vitorino: 12/02/2003           were priorities in 2002, but will also be priorities in 2003: adoption of two
session doc.: B5-0003/2003                                          important instruments: the European arrest warrant and the framework decision on
procedure/stage: QUO COM                                            combating terrorism);
                                                                   presentation of proposals for an integrated management system for external
vote on the resolution scheduled                                    borders, included in the action plan approved by the Council in June 2002 and
for 11 March 2003                                                   endorsed by the European Parliament in January 2003;
                                                                   delays in adopting asylum and immigration legislation but hope that this could be
                                                                    adopted within the set time limits (speeding up of work by the Greek Presidency);
                                                                   legislative framework under discussion at the Council in the fields of family
                                                                    reunification, the status of long-term residents in the EU, the entry of third-country
                                                                    nationals for the purpose of paid employment and conditions of entry and
                                                                    residence for citizens from third countries for the purpose of study;
                                                                   Commission to present a communication in March 2003 on the issue of
                                                                    integrating third-country nationals into society in host European countries;
                                                                   adoption by the Convention of a legal basis for developing a European asylum
                                                                    system which goes beyond the mere minimum common rules being discussed by
                                                                    the Council;
                                                                   positive assessment of the work undertaken by the networks that have real
                                                                    operational duties – nevertheless greater care required in selecting priorities for
                                                                    establishing these networks;
                                                                   information of the European Parliament’s Committee on Citizens’ Freedoms and
                                                                    Rights, Justice and Home Affairs of developments in the negotiations underway on
                                                                    readmission agreements with third countries (compliance with the framework
                                                                    agreement of 5 July 2000);
                                                                   report on the transposal of the framework decision on combating terrorism, which         end of 2003
                                                                    should be transposed by all Member States by the end of 2002;
                                                                   report by the network of experts in fundamental rights focusing on the
                                                                    compatibility of the measures adopted by the Member States and by the EU on the
                                                                    fight against terrorism and respect for fundamental rights;




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             Subject                       Vote in plenary                                          Action to be taken                                        Deadline
                                                                    adoption of a Green Paper on common rules for procedural guarantees for persons
                                                                     standing trial anywhere in the Union.
Unexploded ordnance and depleted   Debate: joint resolution         Council and Member States to review and monitor the design and development of
uranium ammunition                 adopted with AM                   weapons, ensuring that these are in line with applicable international law;
                                   date: 13/02/2003                 Council and Member States, as well as NATO and the members thereof which are
author: Committee                                                    not EU Member States, to make a public declaration guaranteeing that they will
session doc.: B5-0116/2003         Council: with debate              not use weapons or weapons systems that have been banned or are deemed to be
procedure/stage: QUO CSL/COM       - Giannitsis : 12/02/2003         illegal under international law in present or future armed conflicts;
                                   Commission: with debate          support for the Group of Governmental Experts in its efforts to negotiate a new or
adopted by electronic vote:        - Byrne : 12/02/2003              amended protocol to the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons in order to
246,172,25                                                           tackle the issue of explosive remnants of war;
                                   recipients: Council,             Council support for the Commission's programmes in the area of mine clearance;
                                   Commission, M-S Gvts, all         investigation and presentation of possibilities for extending these programmes to
                                   NATO members not belonging        cover the broader area of explosive remnants of war;
                                   to the EU, UN Secretary-
                                                                    communication on how the EU is strengthening its efforts in favour of projects to
                                   General, Organisation for
                                                                     assist the victims of anti-personnel mines or unexploded ordnance and by what
                                   Security and Cooperation in
                                                                     means it is encouraging third countries to set up a national policy for the assistance
                                   Europe
                                                                     of these victims;
                                                                    communication on the assessment of priorities and best practice which might be
                                                                     included in any international legal efforts to address the issue of unexploded
                                                                     ordnance;
                                                                    Commission to monitor and keep the EP regularly informed of developments in
                                                                     relation to contamination of the environment as well as any long-term hazard to
                                                                     human health deriving from the use of DU ammunition;
                                                                    Commission to foster cooperation and coordination with the Member States, the
                                                                     UN and the USA and to promote coordination between the main programmes of
                                                                     activities and the partners on the ground;
                                                                    Council and the Member States to take all necessary steps to promote the
                                                                     universalisation of the 1997 Ottawa Treaty and the 1980 Convention on
                                                                     Conventional Weapons;
                                                                    forthcoming meeting of the States party to the Ottawa Treaty to address the issue
                                                                     of a ban on the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of anti-personnel
                                                                     landmines by non-state armed groups and support for the efforts of specialist
                                                                     NGOs and international humanitarian organisations to ensure observance of the
                                                                     ban on landmines;

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             Subject                    Vote in plenary                                       Action to be taken                                     Deadline
                                                              Council to support independent and thorough investigations into the possible
                                                               harmful effects of the use of depleted uranium ammunition and other types of
                                                               uranium warheads in military operations; results of these investigations to be
                                                               presented to Parliament;
                                                              immediate implementation by the Member States of a moratorium on the use of
                                                               cluster ammunition, depleted uranium ammunition and other uranium warheads,
                                                               pending the conclusions of a comprehensive study of the requirements of
                                                               international humanitarian law;
Adjustment of the Financial      Commission: with debate      creation of a ‘Schengen facility’ programme to cofinance costs associated with
Perspective to take account of   Schreyer 11/02/2003           controls at the external borders;
enlargement                                                   increase in commitment appropriations of EUR 45 billion for agriculture and the
                                                               Structural Funds, internal policies and administration in the light of enlargement,
author: Committee                                              which is still within the Berlin framework;
procedure/stage: COMM COM                                     preaccession aid, category 7 to be left unchanged;
                                                              preaccession aid, category 7: for Bulgaria and Romania, proposed increase as
                                                               against the 2003 amounts of 20, 30 and then 40% in 2006, reaching a maximum of
                                                               1,4 billion euros;
                                                              incorporation of preaccession aid for Turkey into category 7, and considerable
                                                               increase proposed in the aid given to Turkey;
                                                              new category to be created in the Financial Perspective for entering free-standing
                                                               financial aid (lump sum transfers);
                                                              Cyprus: presentation of two tables for the adjustment of the Financial Perspective
                                                               – one including Northern Cyprus (with an extra adjustment of EUR 273 million)
                                                               and one without it;
                                                              2004 Budget proposal: EUR 115 billion in commitment appropriations and EUR
                                                               111 billion in payment appropriations;. Proposal to be debated by Parliament and
                                                               the Council pursuant to the 1999 IIA (adjustment of the Financial Perspective in
                                                               the course of any enlargement a matter for a joint resolution by Parliament and the
                                                               European Council).




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             Subject                     Vote in plenary                                              Action to be taken                                    Deadline
Human rights in Kazakhstan and   Debate: joint resolution            release by the Kazakh authorities of S. Duvanov and carrying out of an
Central Asia                     adopted                              independent investigation into his case and those of M. Ablyazov and G.
                                 date: 13/02/2003                     Zhakiyanov; information relating to this to be made publicly available;
author: Pol.gr                                                       Kazakhstan authorities to provide regular and open information on the status of all
session doc.: B5-0135/2003       Commission: with debate              ongoing judicial cases;
procedure/stage: ACTU            - Byrne : 13/02/2003                Kazakhstan to bring the legal framework of its national human rights institutions
                                                                      into conformity with international standards;
                                 recipients: Council,                presidential decree on which the powers of the Ombudsman for human rights in
                                 Commission, UN Secretary-            Kazakhstan is based be replaced by an improved law, to be adopted by the
                                 General, OSCE, Council of            parliament as soon as possible;
                                 Europe, Gvt of the Republic of
                                                                     government and parliament of Kazakhstan to review their decision on the
                                 Kazakhstan
                                                                      registration of political parties and NGOs;
                                                                     government of Kazakhstan to start a dialogue with the opposition on ways of
                                                                      overcoming the existing conflict;
                                                                     question of respect for human rights to be raised at the next EU-Kazakhstan
                                                                      Cooperation Council meeting, linking progress in this field to the further
                                                                      implementation of the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement; strengthening of
                                                                      TACIS democracy programmes for Kazakhstan;
Venezuela                        Debate: joint resolution            Council to be aware of the circumstances of the emigrant communities from EU
                                 adopted with AM                      Member States resident in Venezuela (protection of those communities and their
author: Pol.gr                   date: 13/02/2003                     property);
session doc.: B5-0134/2003                                           Conference of Presidents authorisation for the sending of an EP delegation with a
procedure/stage: ACTU            Commission: with debate              view to obtaining more detailed information on the present situation in Venezuela.
                                 - Byrne : 13/02/2003

                                 recipients: Council,
                                 Commission, Gvt of the
                                 Bolivarian Republic of
                                 Venezuela




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            Subject                          Vote in plenary                                             Action to be taken                                   Deadline
Human rights in Zimbabwe             Debate: joint resolution            Council and governments of the Member States called on not to seek exemptions
                                     adopted with AM                      from the EU's own sanctions regime;
author: Pol.gr                       date: 13/02/2003                    sanctions against the Mugabe regime continue without interruption and without
session doc.: B5-0112/2003                                                exception, and outlining, with absolute clarity, of how the visa ban on ZANU-PF
procedure/stage: ACTU                Commission: with debate              members must be applied;
                                     - Byrne : 13/02/2003                representative government to be freely and fairly chosen in properly managed and
adopted by roll-call vote: 82,23,2                                        internationally monitored elections, as a matter of urgency;
                                     recipients: Council,                government of Zimbabwe to guarantee food distribution to the population
                                     Commission, M-S Gvts, ACP-           regardless of political affiliation; adoption by the international community of a
                                     EU Council, Gvt and Parliament       more interventionist approach to food distribution and cooperation with
                                     of the Republic of Zimbabwe,         Zimbabwe's neighbours who are confronted with refugee problems;
                                     UN Secretary-General,
                                                                         UN to appoint a Special Rapporteur to investigate the human rights situation in
                                     Secretary-General of the
                                                                          Zimbabwe;
                                     African Union, Secretary-
                                     General of the SADC                 wider sanctions against the Zimbabwe regime, but none which would increase the
                                                                          suffering of the population of Zimbabwe;
                                                                         provision of more information on the freezing of the bank accounts of those
                                                                          subject to EU sanctions;
                                                                         Council to refuse a visa to Mugabe and any other banned Zimbabweans to attend
                                                                          the EU-Africa summit in Lisbon;
                                                                         questions of good governance and the promotion of human rights and the rule of
                                                                          law to feature in all EU discussions in African countries and their regional
                                                                          organisations;
                                                                         President of the African Union and Chairman of the SADC to bring pressure to
                                                                          bear on Zimbabwe to demand fresh presidential elections under international
                                                                          supervision;
                                                                         Commonwealth to renew its suspension of Zimbabwe.




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