EP vote on Modification of Parliament's calendar of part-sessions - 2013: - extracts from the vote

Type: News   Reference: 90135   Duration: 00:00:39  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 16/01/2013   First transmission: 16/01/2013
MEPs voted Wednesday on a new European Parliament calendar, with 12 plenary part-sessions of equal duration in Strasbourg in 2013, as ruled by the European Court of Justice. In its ruling of 13 December 2012, the Court annulled Parliament's vote of 9 March 2011 on the calendar of part-sessions for 2012 and 2013, in a case brought by the French Republic and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The Court ruled that the 12 "ordinary plenary part-sessions" must be of equal duration and reiterated that only the member states have the legal power to change the seat of the institutions. Approved calendar of part sessions for 2013: 14-17 January, 4-7 February, 11-14 March, 15-18 April, 20-23 May, 10-13 June, 1-4 July, 9-12 September, 7-10 October, 21-24 October, 18-21 November, 9-12 December. The resolution was approved by 494 votes to 147, with 50 abstentions.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg 00:00:05
00:00:10 EP President Martin SCHULZ opens the vote on the revised calendar 2013. 00:00:22
00:00:32 End of vote and results. The resolution was approved by 494 votes to 147, with 50 abstentions. 00:00:07
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