My position on this vote was adopted on the following grounds: Prima facie, on the basis of information that is available, I disagree with a number of the policies followed by the present Hungarian government for their illiberal and authoritarian orientation. However I do not believe that the procedures adopted in this House to consider
“The Commission must be big on the big things, and act only where it can achieve better results than Member States acting alone”. So said President Juncker at the beginning of his Commission’s term in 2014. While agreeing with this approach, I believe that as of today, it has not happened. If there were attempts
I have voted in favour of this text. The tendency today is for Internet giants to capture the work of creators and use it in the framework of advertising activities. If nothing is done, there will be growing disincentives for creators to work. The proposed directive on copyright in the digital single market seems to
Maltese MEP Alfred Sant abstained on the report ‘EU-NATO Relations’ at the European Parliament. Dr Sant said that since Malta is a neutral country, it is appropriate not to vote for or against issues arising from the relationship between the EU and NATO. Secondly, said the Maltese MEP, the report glosses over the real security
Thank you Madame Chair, I think we really have a good bunch of amendments as well as a very good basis to work on in terms of the compromises drafted by the Rapporteur. Some very important sectors are clearly getting recognition, through both the text proposed by the Rapporteur, as well by the tabled amendments.
Economic dialogue and exchange of views with Vladislav Goranov, ECOFIN President and Minister of Finance of Bulgaria Thank you Mr Chairman. A welcome to the Minister. Good luck for the Presidency. The most recent assessment of the economic situation shows that the economic expansion in the EU as a whole and in the euro area