Today we had two key votes: port services and homophobia. The parliament voted against the directive with a clear majority. I voted against it because I felt that it was too protectionist. Others voted against it because they felt it was too liberal. Go figure.
The resolution on homophobia passed with flying colours. I group backed the resolution. I really appreciate the work of many of our members. The area is sensitive for many.
Breakfast with MEPs Jäätteenmäki, Takkula and Lax.
Barroso listening to the debate on the Austrian Presidency.
Chancellor Schussel explains the priorities of the Austrian Presidency.
Group leaders Schulz (socialist) and Pöttering (conservative).
Constitutionphobia in the parliament.
Inigo Mendez de Vigo (constitutional guru) speaks on the Constitution.
Press conference with Elmar Brok and Inigo Mendez de Vigo.