PQ2017

Geoblocking for EU-Island citizens

Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 130 Alfred Sant (S&D) Subject: Geoblocking for EU-Island citizens On 25 May 2016, the Commission presented a draft regulation on geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination on the single market. In November 2016, the Council approved it. The text of this regulation stipulates that “geo-blocking is a

Explanation of Votes

Towards a pan-European covered bonds framework

Covered bonds have already proved themselves over centuries in some of European markets. They have provided robust and flexible methods for raising finance, benefitting both issuers and investors in a reasonably transparent framework. In the run-up to the Commission’s proposal for a Directive, the European Parliament has approved a comprehensive and well-balanced resolution. As Shadow

Written Statements

EU Defence plan and the future of Europe

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. It is sad but probable that current ideas to launch an EU defence plan could bear out this dictum. An EU defence plan can only work if it is based on a clear definition of what the common EU interest is by way of security and

PQ2017

Unemployment rate

Question for written answer E-004241/17 to the Commission Alfred Sant (S&D) (26 June 2017) Subject: Unemployment rate Can the Commission provide the unemployment rates for NUTS level 2 and 3 island regions for the years 2008 to 2015? Answer given by Ms Thyssen on behalf of the Commission (17 August 2017) The Honourable Member will

PQ2017

Size of businesses

Question for written answer E-004219/17 to the Commission Alfred Sant (S&D) (26 June 2017) Subject: Size of businesses Can the Commission give the business demography by size class 0-9, 10-49, 50-249 and 250+ for NUTS level 2 and 3 island regions for the years 2008 to 2015? Answer given by Ms Thyssen on behalf of