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Minutes
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Friday, 17 April 2020 – Brussels

IN THE CHAIR: David Maria SASSOLI
President

1. Opening of the sitting

The sitting opened at 9.05.


2. Announcement of voting results

The President read out the results of the vote on the fourth set of amendments to joint motion for a resolution RC-B9-0143/2020 (minutes of 16.4.2020, item 26).

(Simple majority needed)

(Voting record: Annex ‘Results of votes’, of Thursday 16 April 2020 and Friday 17 April 2020, item 11)

See texts adopted: (P9_TA(2020)0054)


3. First voting session

The President announced that he had received the following amendments to the urgent procedures that had been decided the previous day, Thursday 16 April 2020 (minutes of 16.4.2020, item 19):

—   Specific measures to provide exceptional flexibility for the use of the European Structural and Investments Funds in response to the COVID-19 outbreak ***I
[COM(2020)0138 – C9-0095/2020 – 2020/0054(COD)] – Committee on Regional Development: 3 amendments

—   Introduction of specific measures for addressing the COVID-19 crisis ***I
[COM(2020)0141 – C9-0094/2020 – 2020/0058(COD)] – Committee on Employment and Social Affairs: 4 amendments

—   Specific measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the fishery and aquaculture sector ***I
[COM(2020)0142 – C9-0093/2020- 2020/0059(COD)] – Committee on Fisheries: 16 amendments

—   Medical devices ***I
[COM(2020)0144 – C9-0098/2020 – 2020/0060(COD)] – Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety: 4 amendments

The ballot would be open until 10.00.

The vote on the amendments was taken.

The results of the votes will be announced by the President (minutes of 17.4.2020, item 5).

(The sitting was suspended at 9.09.)


4. Resumption of the sitting

The sitting resumed at 12.33.


5. Announcement of voting results

The President read out the results of the vote on:

Specific measures to provide exceptional flexibility for the use of the European Structural and Investments Funds in response to the COVID-19 outbreak ***I [COM(2020)0138 – C9-0095/2020 – 2020/0054(COD)] – Committee on Regional Development

(Simple majority needed)

AMENDMENTS

(Voting record: Annex ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 7)
See Texts adopted (P9_TA(2020)0050)

Introduction of specific measures for addressing the COVID-19 crisis ***I [COM(2020)0141 – C9-0094/2020 – 2020/0058(COD)] – Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

(Simple majority needed)

AMENDMENTS

(Voting record: Annex ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item, item 8)
See Texts adopted (P9_TA(2020)0051)

   Specific measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the fishery and aquaculture sector ***I [COM(2020)0142 – C9-0093/2020- 2020/0059(COD)] – Committee on Fisheries

(Simple majority needed)

AMENDMENTS

(Voting record: ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 9)
See Texts adopted (P9_TA(2020)0052)

Medical devices ***I [COM(2020)0144 – C9-0098/2020 – 2020/0060(COD)] – Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

(Simple majority needed)

AMENDMENTS

(Voting record: ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 10)
See Texts adopted (P9_TA(2020)0053)


6. Second voting session

The final votes were taken on the following urgent procedures decided yesterday, Thursday 16 April 2020 (minutes of 16.4.2020, item 19) and the joint motion for a resolution RC-B9-0143/2020.

Draft amending budget No 1/2020: Assistance to Greece in response to increased migration pressure – Immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak – Support to post-earthquake reconstruction in Albania – Other adjustments
[07250/2020 – C9-0101/2020 – 2020/2052(BUD)] – Committee on Budgets

Draft amending budget No 2/2020: Providing emergency support to Member States and further reinforcement of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism/rescEU to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak
[07251/2020 – C9-0109/2020 – 2020/2055(BUD)] – Committee on Budgets

Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for 2020: migration, refugee inflows and security threats; immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak; reinforcement of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office – 2020/2053(BUD)
[COM(2020)0140 – C9-0092/2020 – 2020/2053(BUD)] – Committee on Budgets

Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for 2020: migration, refugee inflows and security threats; immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak; reinforcement of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office – 2020/2056(BUD)
[COM(2020)0171 – C9-0096/2020 – 2020/2056(BUD)] – Committee on Budgets

Mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2020: providing emergency assistance to Member States and further reinforcing the Union Civil Protection Mechanism/rescEU in response to the COVID-19 outbreak
[COM(2020)0172 – C9-0097/2020 – 2020/2057(BUD)] – Committee on Budgets

Specific measures to provide exceptional flexibility for the use of the European Structural and Investments Funds in response to the COVID-19 outbreak ***I
[COM(2020)0138 – C9-0095/2020 – 2020/0054(COD)] – Committee on Regional Development

Introduction of specific measures for addressing the COVID-19 crisis ***I
[COM(2020)0141 – C9-0094/2020 – 2020/0058(COD)] – Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Specific measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the fishery and aquaculture sector ***I
[COM(2020)0142 – C9-0093/2020- 2020/0059(COD)] – Committee on Fisheries

Medical devices ***I
[COM(2020)0144 – C9-0098/2020 – 2020/0060(COD)] – Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Joint motion for a resolution, tabled pursuant to Rule 132(2), replacing motions for resolutions B9-0143/2020, B9-0144/2020, B9-0146/2020 and B9-0147/2020, by Manfred Weber and Esteban González Pons, on behalf of the PPE Group, Iratxe García Pérez, on behalf of the S&D Group, Dacian Cioloş, on behalf of the Renew Group, and Philippe Lamberts, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on EU coordinated action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences (2020/2616(RSP)) (RC-B9-0143/2020)

The ballot would be open until 13.30.

The vote was taken.

The results of the votes will be announced by the President (minutes of 17.4.2020, item 9).

(The sitting was suspended at 12.36.)


7. Resumption of the sitting

The sitting resumed at 16.01.


8. Council positions at first reading

The President announced that, in accordance with Rule 63(1), the following positions had been received from the Council, together with the reasons which had led to their adoption, and the Commission’s position on:

– Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 on Community statistics on migration and international protection – Adopted by the Council on 20 March 2020 (15300/1/2019 – C9-0102/2020 – 2018/0154(COD))
referred to committee responsible: LIBE

– Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on electronic freight transport information – Adopted by the Council on 7 April 2020 (05142/1/2020 – C9-0103/2020 – 2018/0140(COD) – 01981/2020))
referred to committee responsible: TRAN

– Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 as regards minimum requirements on maximum daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and daily and weekly rest periods and Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 as regards positioning by means of tachographs – Adopted by the Council on 7 April 2020 (05114/1/2020 – C9-0104/2020 – 2017/0122(COD) – 01986/2020)
referred to committee responsible: TRAN

– Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EC) No 1071/2009, (EC) No 1072/2009 and (EU) No 1024/2012 with a view to adapting them to developments in the road transport sector – Adopted by the Council on 7 April 2020 (05115/1/2020 – C9-0105/2020 – 2017/0123(COD) – 01987/2020)
referred to committee responsible: TRAN

– Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down specific rules with respect to Directive 96/71/EC and Directive 2014/67/EU for posting drivers in the road transport sector and amending Directive 2006/22/EC as regards enforcement requirements and Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 – Adopted by the Council on 7 April 2020 (05112/1/2020 – C9-0106/2020 – 2017/0121(COD) – 01985/2020)
referred to committee responsible: TRAN

– Position of the Council at first reading with a view to the adoption of a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on minimum requirements for water reuse – Adopted by the Council on 7 April 2020 (15301/2/2019 – C9-0107/2020 – 2018/0169(COD) – 01977/2020)
referred to committee responsible: ENVI

The three-month period available to Parliament to adopt its positions would therefore begin the following day, 18 April 2020.


9. Announcement of voting results

The President read out the final results on:

Draft amending budget No 1/2020: Assistance to Greece in response to increased migration pressure – Immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak – Support to post-earthquake reconstruction in Albania – Other adjustments [07250/2020 – C9-0101/2020 – 2020/2052(BUD)] – Committee on Budgets

(Simple majority needed)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved (P9_TA(2020)0045)
(Voting record: Annex ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 2)

Draft amending budget No 2/2020: Providing emergency support to Member States and further reinforcement of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism/rescEU to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak [07251/2020 – C9-0109/2020 – 2020/2055(BUD)] – Committee on Budgets

(Simple majority needed)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved (P9_TA(2020)0046)
(Voting record: Annex ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 3)

Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for 2020: migration, refugee inflows and security threats; immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak; reinforcement of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office – 2020/2053(BUD) [COM(2020)0140 – C9-0092/2020 – 2020/2053(BUD)] – Committee on Budgets

(Simple majority needed)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved (P9_TA(2020)0047)
(Voting record: Annex ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item4)

Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for 2020: migration, refugee inflows and security threats; immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak; reinforcement of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office – 2020/2056(BUD) [COM(2020)0171 – C9-0096/2020 – 2020/2056(BUD)] – Committee on Budgets

(Simple majority needed)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved (P9_TA(2020)0048)
(Voting record: Annex ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 5)

Mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2020: providing emergency assistance to Member States and further reinforcing the Union Civil Protection Mechanism/rescEU in response to the COVID-19 outbreak [COM(2020)0172 – C9-0097/2020 – 2020/2057(BUD)] – Committee on Budgets

(Simple majority needed)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved (P9_TA(2020)0049)
(Voting record: Annex ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 6)

Specific measures to provide exceptional flexibility for the use of the European Structural and Investments Funds in response to the COVID-19 outbreak ***I [COM(2020)0138 – C9-0095/2020 – 2020/0054(COD)] – Committee on Regional Development

(Simple majority needed)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved (P9_TA(2020)0050)
(Voting record: ‘Annex Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 7)

Parliament’s first reading thus closed.

Introduction of specific measures for addressing the COVID-19 crisis ***I [COM(2020)0141 – C9-0094/2020 – 2020/0058(COD)] – Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

(Simple majority needed)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved (P9_TA(2020)0051)
(Voting record: ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 8)

Parliament’s first reading thus closed.

Specific measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the fishery and aquaculture sector ***I [COM(2020)0142 – C9-0093/2020- 2020/0059(COD)] – Committee on Fisheries

(Simple majority needed)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved (P9_TA(2020)0052)
(Voting record: Annex ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 9)

Parliament’s first reading thus closed.

Medical devices ***I [COM(2020)0144 – C9-0098/2020 – 2020/0060(COD)] – Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

(Simple majority needed)

COMMISSION PROPOSAL

Approved (P9_TA(2020)0053)
(Voting record: ‘Results of votes’ of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 10)

Parliament’s first reading thus closed.

Joint motion for a resolution, tabled pursuant to Rule 132(2) of the Rules of Procedure, replacing motions for resolutions B9-0143/2020, B9-0144/2020, B9-0146/2020 and B9-0147/2020, by Manfred Weber and Esteban González Pons, on behalf of the PPE Group, Iratxe García Pérez, on behalf of the S&D Group, Dacian Cioloş, on behalf of the Renew Group, and Philippe Lamberts, on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group, on EU coordinated action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences (2020/2616(RSP)) (RC-B9-0143/2020)

(Simple majority needed)

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION

Approved (P9_TA(2020)0054)
(Voting record: ‘Results of votes’, of Thursday 16 April and Friday 17 April, item 11)

(Motions for resolutions B9-0145/2020, B9-0148/2020 and B9-0149/2020 fell.)


10. Signature of acts adopted

The President signed amending budgets 1 and 2, that had been definitively adopted pursuant to Rule 96 (P9_TA(2020)0045 and P9_TA(2020)0046).

The President announced that he would sign, together with the President of the Council, the following documents:

—   Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak and to reinforce the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (COM(2020)0140 – C9-0092/2020 – 2020/2053(BUD))

—   Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak (COM(2020)0171 – C9-0096/2020 – 2020/2056(BUD)

—   Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2020 to provide emergency assistance to Member States and further reinforce the Union Civil Protection Mechanism/rescEU in response to the COVID-19 outbreak (COM(2020)0172 – C9-0097/2020 – 2020/2057(BUD))


11. Explanations of vote

Written explanations of vote:

Explanations of vote submitted in writing under Rule 194 appear on the Members’ pages on Parliament’s website.

Exceptionally, explanations of vote of a maximum of 400 words will be accepted.


12. Corrections to votes and voting intentions

Corrections to votes and voting intentions appear on Parliament’s website under ‘Results of roll-call votes’ as an annex to the minutes of the sitting. They are for information only and have no effect on the result of the vote as announced in plenary.

The document will be regularly updated in the two weeks following the part-session concerned.

After those two weeks, the list of corrections to votes and voting intentions will be finalised so that it can be translated and published in the Official Journal.


13. Petitions

Petitions numbers 0310-20 to 0390-20 had been entered in the register on 16 April 2020 and had been forwarded to the committee responsible, in accordance with Rule 226(9) and (10).

On 16 April 2020, the President, in accordance with Rule 226(15), had forwarded to the committee responsible petitions addressed to Parliament by natural or legal persons who were not citizens of the European Union and who did not reside, or have their registered office, in a Member State.


14. Change to the title of own-initiative reports

(Following the Conference of Presidents’ decision of 5 March 2020)

committees: AFET, INTA

New title: Recommendations on the negotiations for a new partnership with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2020/2023(INI))


15. Withdrawal of own-initiative report procedures

(Following the Conference of Presidents’ decision of 5 March 2020)

EMPL Committee

Democracy at work: A European framework for employees’ participation rights and the revision of the European Works Council Directive (2019/2185(INI))

JURI Committee

European Union regulatory fitness and subsidiarity and proportionality – report on Better Law Making for the years 2017 and 2018 (2019/2133(INI))


16. Approval of the minutes of the part-session and forwarding of texts adopted

The minutes of the sitting and those of the previous day’s sitting would be submitted for approval by Parliament at the start of the next sitting.

With Parliament’s agreement, the texts adopted during the part-session would immediately be forwarded to the recipients named therein.

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The President thanked the staff and Members of the European Parliament and concluded by quoting the Chilean writer Luis Sepúlveda, who had recently passed away.


17. Dates of forthcoming sittings

The next sittings would be held on 13 May 2020 and 14 May 2020.


18. Closure of the sitting

The sitting closed at 16.09.


19. Adjournment of the session

The session of the European Parliament was adjourned.

Klaus Welle

David Maria Sassoli

Secretary-General

President


ATTENDANCE REGISTER

Present:

Adinolfi Isabella, Anderson Christine, Aubry Manon, Bay Nicolas, Beck Gunnar, Benifei Brando, Berg Lars Patrick, Berger Stefan, Breyer Patrick, Campomenosi Marco, Cañas Jordi, Canfin Pascal, Casa David, Caspary Daniel, Castaldo Fabio Massimo, Chastel Olivier, Corrao Ignazio, Daly Clare, Deli Andor, Durá Ferrandis Estrella, Durand Pascal, Dzhambazki Angel, Eppink Derk Jan, Eroglu Engin, Fernández Jonás, Ferrandino Giuseppe, Ferrara Laura, Fidanza Carlo, Freund Daniel, Gancia Gianna, García Muñoz Isabel, Gardiazabal Rubial Eider, Geuking Helmut, Giarrusso Dino, González Pons Esteban, Griset Catherine, Hansen Christophe, Herbst Niclas, Hlaváček Martin, Hübner Danuta Maria, Knotek Ondřej, Kovatchev Andrey, Krah Maximilian, Kuhs Joachim, Lenaers Jeroen, López Javi, López-Istúriz White Antonio, McAllister David, Manders Antonius, Mariani Thierry, Marques Pedro, Martusciello Fulvio, Matias Marisa, Metsola Roberta, Moreno Sánchez Javier, Moretti Alessandra, Mureşan Siegfried, Oetjen Jan-Christoph, Paet Urmas, Pagazaurtundúa Maite, Pedicini Piernicola, Pelletier Anne-Sophie, Pereira Lídia, Picierno Pina, Pieper Markus, Pîslaru Dragoș, Radtke Dennis, Reil Guido, Ries Frédérique, Riquet Dominique, Rónai Sándor, Roos Robert, Ruiz Devesa Domènec, Sánchez Amor Nacho, Sardone Silvia, Schulze Sven, Schwab Andreas, Seekatz Ralf, Séjourné Stéphane, Silva Pereira Pedro, Solís Pérez Susana, Sonneborn Martin, Spurek Sylwia, Spyraki Maria, Ştefănuță Nicolae, Terras Riho, Vandendriessche Tom, Vautmans Hilde, Verhofstadt Guy, Vincze Loránt, Vázquez Lázara Adrián, Wallace Mick, Wieland Rainer, Wiseler-Lima Isabel

Excused:

Al-Sahlani Abir, Maldeikienė Aušra, Søgaard-Lidell Linea

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