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2004 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 25 E/17

Tuesday 19 November 2002

(2004/C 25 E/02) MINUTES




(An extraordinary debate, chaired by President Cox, took place from 8.45 to 13.00 on the future of the enlarged
European Union, with the participation of Members of Parliament from the candidate countries.)

1. Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 15.05.

Mr Ribeiro e Castro congratulated the interpreters for their brilliant work during that morning’s debate.

2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Mr Corrie and Mr Robert J. E. Evans had informed the Chair that they had been present at the previous
day’s sitting but that their name was not on the attendance register.

Mr Perry apologised for his late arrival the previous day owing to poor weather conditions, and his con-
sequent absence, which he regretted, during the joint debate on the media (Item 12) (the President rem-
inded him that Rule 120(7) allowed Members who had not spoken in a debate, at most once per part-
session, to hand in a written statement for inclusion in the verbatim report).

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.

3. Documents received

The President had received the following reports from committees:

 Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council decision on the mobilisation of the EU
Solidarity Fund (SEC(2002) 1231  C5-0542/2002  2002/2245(ACI)  Committee on Budgets
Rapporteur: Mr Colom i Naval
 Report on draft supplementary and amending budget No 5 for 2002 (SEC(2002) 1221  C5-0000/
2002  2002/2238(BUD)  Committee on Budgets
Rapporteur: Mr Podestà

4. Debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the rule of law
(motions for resolutions tabled)

The President had received requests for a debate on cases of breaches of human rights, democracy and the
rule of law pursuant to Rule 50 on the basis of the following motions for resolutions:

 Van den Bos and Sanders-ten Holte, on behalf of the ELDR Group, on the human rights situation
in Sudan (B5-0593/2002);
 Sjöstedt, Sylla and Vinci, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, on Sudan (B5-0594/2002);