Explanation of Votes

Explanation of vote on the Annual Tax report – 25/03/2015

My vote is conditioned by the following reservation: In a single market, especially one with a single currency, it is to be expected that there will be demands for a level playing field across all business related matters, including taxation. So that competition will occur under conditions that are fair and transparent. However operational conditions

Explanation of Votes

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and Senegal (A8-0010/2015 – Norica Nicolai) – 11.02.2015

I wish to record that my vote is conditioned by the following reservation: It is important that fisheries agreements concluded by the EU with third countries from the developing world seek to safeguard the rights of traditional fishermen while allowing for modern development of the fisheries industry. It is equally important that the rights and

Explanation of Votes

The Commission Work Programme For 2015 – 16.01.2015

My vote is conditioned by the following reservation: The European Commission work programme 2015 is condensed and to the point. As such, it can only be welcome. The programme also rightly acknowledges the need for urgent action to stimulate new investment. The question remains whether the proposal to set up a new strategic investment fund