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13.6.

2002 EN Official Journal of the European Communities C 140 E/1

Monday 12 November 2001

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

2001-2002 SESSION

Sittings of 12 to 15 November 2001


LOUISE WEISS BUILDING " STRASBOURG

(2002/C 140 E/01) MINUTES

PROCEEDINGS OF THE SITTING

IN THE CHAIR: Mrs FONTAINE


President

1. Resumption of session
The sitting opened at 17.05.

2. Statement by the President


The President made the following statements concerning:
" the two latest terrorist attacks (6 November in Madrid and 7 November in the Basque region) where
one person had been killed and several injured; she announced that she had forwarded her own
condolences and those of Parliament to the family of the victim and had wished the injured a speedy
recovery;
" the terrible floods the previous day in Algeria which had so far claimed many lives and left many
injured; she announced that she had expressed her solidarity on behalf of Parliament with the Algerian
people and had asked President Bouteflika to pass on her deepest sympathy to the families of the
victims; she hoped that the European Union would play a major role in providing emergency aid;
" three European journalists who had been killed during an ambush in Afghanistan; she announced that
the Parliament would observe a minute’s silence to pay homage to those who had died and to show its
sympathy towards their families;
" on the American Airlines aircraft which had crashed that afternoon in the Queens area of New York
with 260 passengers and crew members on board.
The President invited the House to observe a minute’s silence in remembrance of all those who had
died.
Parliament observed a minute’s silence.
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