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2002 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 293 E/17

Thursday 28 February 2002

(2002/C 293 E/02) MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Mr IMBENI


Vice-President

1. Opening of sitting

The sitting opened at 09.00.

2. Approval of Minutes of previous sitting

Mr Boselli, Mr Valdivielso de Cué and Mr Cashman had informed the Chair that they had been present at
the previous day’s sitting but that their names were not on the attendance register.

The Minutes of the previous sitting were approved.


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Mr MacCormick complained about the fact that the document drawn up by the Secretariat concerning the
programming of work in committees had been published only in a very limited edition, namely only one
copy per Member; he pointed out that this document was also very useful to outside bodies and asked for
it to be made more widely available; referring then to the vote on 6 February on the Watson report
concerning measures to combat terrorism and the European arrest warrant (Item 14 of Minutes of 6 Feb-
ruary), he noted that Mrs Doyle had then states that the PPE-DE Group had mistakenly not voted in favour
of the so-called ‘habeas corpus’ amendment, as a result of which the amendment had been rejected; in view
of the importance of the matter, he asked that this fact be drawn to the attention of both Commissioner
Vitorino and Mrs Palacio Vallelersundi, chairman of the LIBE Committee, the committee responsible
(the President took note of his second request but, concerning his first request, pointed out that according
to his information the President of Parliament intended to entrust one of the Vice-Presidents with the
question of relations and communication between Parliament and the citizens of Europe, and that
Mr MacCormick’s request could therefore be addressed by that Vice-President).

3. Verification of credentials

On a proposal from the Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market, Parliament ratified the
appointments of Mr Vermeer and Mr Ole Sørensen

4. Socrates Programme (debate)

Mrs Pack introduced her report, drawn up on behalf of the Committee on Culture, Youth, Education,
the Media and Sport, on the implementation of the Socrates Programme (2000/2315(INI)) (A5-0021/
2002).

The following spoke: Hieronymi, on behalf of the PPE-DE Group, Prets, on behalf of the PSE Group,
Sanders-ten Holt, on behalf of the ELDR Group, Eurig Wyn, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, Alyss-
andrakis, on behalf of the GUE/NGL Group, Mussa, on behalf of the UEN Group, Perry, Iivari, Echerer,
Alavanos, Hyland and Reding, Member of the Commission.

The President closed the debate.

Vote: Item 21.