I voted in favour of the TTIP resolution on the understanding that care will be taken to ensure that the outcome of negotiations will not serve to further increase the economic divergence that is happening between different regions of the European Union and the eurozone. If TTIP serves to further erode the competitive position of
An essential problem of the eurozone has become the increasing economic divergence between its different parts (north- south and so on). The bench marks that are being used to stabilize and run the system – which are fully endorsed in this resolution – attack only the symptoms but not the economic fundamentals that are producing
I would like to qualify my vote on this resolution with the following remarks; 1)On a general level, I doubt the value of an omnibus resolution which reviews rather indiscriminately all matters of grievance in Hungary’s positioning inside the EU, with little focus on what the priorities should be; 2)There may be scope for a
Though I voted for this resolution, I wish to express the following reservations: 1)On a general level, I doubt the value of an omnibus resolution which reviews rather indiscriminately on all files pertaining to the Turkey-EU relationship, with little focus on what the priorities should be; 2)The resolution says much about what Turkey should have
We are facing a situation that results from a buildup of mistrust and an extended powerplay that have gone out of control. One major reason for this is that all sides involved have not been acting in good faith. The Ukraine, where complex and and longstanding jealousies between communities have festered for too long, is
Europe is finally proposing to deal with resettlement issues for irregular migrants; with adequate search-and-rescue arrangements; and with the containment of smuggler gangs. One hopes that European political actors will place solidarity on their political agenda and embrace a fairer allocation system. Other priorities need to be kept in mind. Some migrants are asylum seekers.