Ward BEYSEN : 5th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 20-07-1999 / 10-02-2003 : Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party - Member
  • 11-02-2003 / 19-07-2004 : Non-attached

National parties 

  • 20-07-1999 / 19-07-2004 : Vlaamse liberalen en democraten (Belgium)


  • 21-07-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market


  • 29-09-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Delegation to the EU-Malta Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 17-01-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market
  • 07-02-2002 / 19-07-2004 : Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly


  • 21-07-1999 / 14-01-2002 : Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy
  • 17-01-2002 / 10-02-2003 : Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy
  • 11-03-2003 / 19-07-2004 : Committee on Industry, External Trade, Research and Energy


Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Recommendation for second reading on the common position adopted by the Council with a view to adopting a European Parliament and Council Regulation amending Council Regulation (EEC) no. 3330/91 on the statistics relating to the trading of goods between Member States, with specific reference to a simplified application of the nomenclature of products - Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market  
- A5-0153/2000 -  

Motions for resolutions 
Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 143

Parliamentary questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on postponing the enlargement of the European Union  
- P5_DCL(2004)0007 - Lapsed  
Date opened : 09-02-2004
Lapse date : 06-05-2004
Number of signatories : 7 - 06-05-2004
Written declaration On reasons for abstaining on the Tampere resolution  
- P5_DCL(1999)0009 - Lapsed  
Date opened : 03-11-1999
Lapse date : 03-02-2000
Number of signatories : 1 - 03-02-2000