Secretariat of the Assembly


Synopsis No. 2000/163

9 November 2000


The Political Affairs Committee, meeting in Strasbourg on 8 November 2000 under the chairmanship of Mr Davis (United Kingdom, SOC):

As regards:

-           the situation in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Rapporteur: Mr Frey, Switzerland, LDR):

.           held an exchange of views with the following representatives of the Federal Parliament of the FRY:          

Mr Dragoljub MICUNOVIC, Speaker of the Chamber of Citizens,

Mr Milan St. PROTIC, Deputy, Mayor of Belgrade,

                        Mrs Ljuljana COLIC, Deputy,

                        Mr Mile ISAKOV, Deputy.

.           unanimously adopted a draft Recommendation and a draft Resolution which will be presented to the Standing Committee on 9 November 2000;

-           the situation in the Middle East (Rapporteur: Mr Taylor, United Kingdom, EPP/CD):

.           was informed by its Rapporteur on the discussion held in the Sub-Committee on the Middle East earlier today, and that the Sub-Committee intended to carry out a fact-finding visit to the Middle East on 9-14 January 2001;

.           heard a statement by Mr  MEYER- SHETRIT, member of the Knesset,

.           was informed by its Chairman that an invitation had also been sent to the Palestinian Leglislative Council, but they were unable to attend;

.           decided to propose to the Bureau that the Standing Committee hold a current affairs debate, instead of an urgent procedure debate, on 9 November 2000 in Strasbourg;

Next meetings:

-           Plenary Committee:

Brussels:         21 November (from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm) and 22 November 2000 (from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm)

22 November 2000, (from 3.00 pm to 6.30 pm): joint meeting with the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Parliament and the Economic Affairs and Developemnt Committee of the Assembly

Riga (Latvia):  12-13 December 2000

-           Sub-Committee on the Middle East:

Brussels:          21 November 2000 (from 2pm to 3pm)

Middle East:    9-14 January 2001 (subject to authorisation by the Bureau)

-           Sub-Committee on relations with non-member countries:

Strasbourg:      during the Assembly’s January part session (22-26 January 2001)

Japan:              5-10 February 2001



The Sub-Committee on the Middle East of the Political Affairs Committee, meeting in Strasbourg on 8 November 2000, under the chairmanship of Mrs Squarcialupi, (Italy, SOC), the oldest member present:

As regards the situation in the Middle East (Rapporteur: Mr Taylor, United Kingdom, EPP/CD):

-                  heard a statement by the Rapporteur and held an exchange of views;

-                  agreed (subject to the approval of the Plenary Committee and of the Bureau) to visit Israel and the Territories under the control of the Palestinian National Authorities from 9 to 14 January 2001, subject to confirmation after contacts with the Palestinian Legislative Council;

Next meetings:

Brussels:          21 November 2000 (from 2 pm to 3 pm)

Middle East:    9-14 January 2001 (subject to authorisation by the Bureau)


Barış Perin, Marja Ruotanen, Petr Sich and Catherine Hügel-Maffucci