Plenary focus - February I

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  • Martina Anderson
    Martina Anderson
    Debate: Tuesday
    Vote: Wednesday


    Just four months after the IPCC published a report showing that 95% of scientific research points to human action being the cause of climate change, the European Commission has unfortunately published anaemic 2030 climate and energy targets which are simply not fit for purpose. The three targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions, renewable energy and energy efficiency must be ambitious, robust and legally binding if we are to avoid unprecedented global warming.

  • Helmut Scholz
    Helmut Scholz
    Debate: Tuesday
    Vote: Wednesday


    Weapons destroy irrevocably the highest human right of all, the right to live. Therefore it is only to be welcomed that the community of nations has agreed to push for a stop to the lucrative trade in arms. The European Parliament supports this request and authorises the member states to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). From the very beginning the GUE/NGL group has fought for the ATT and will vote in favour of the resolution.

  • Cornelia Ernst
    Cornelia Ernst
    Debate: Wednesday
    Vote: Wednesday


    This directive introduces a European framework that will make it easier for workers from outside the EU to be granted work permits for seasonal work. Most importantly, these workers will receive equal treatment with regard to work conditions and pay. We are happy to support the only legislative act in this term that intends to facilitate legal migration.