Plenary focus - July

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  • Martina Anderson
    Martina Anderson
    Debate: Wednesday
    Vote: Wednesday


    The situation in Gaza is totally unacceptable. We have seen almost 500 strikes by Israeli fighter jets in an area with one of the highest population densities in the world. It is unbearable for the local population with a rising death toll and mounting casualties, the majority of which are civilian - including many children. Renewed dialogue and genuine commitment to a Peace Process, including respect for pre-1967 borders, is needed.

  • Helmut Scholz
    Helmut Scholz
    Debate: Tuesday


    Our daily bread is at the mercy of the powerful: no other lobby group has manipulated the TTIP negotiations as much as the agri-food industry has. Ahead of the sixth round of negotiations, left parliamentarians and civil society are once more protesting against the trade deal. Particularly in light of current NSA and German intelligence service scandals, one of our fundamental criticisms is that TTIP threatens citizens’ right to protect their data. We demand an end to the negotiations and support the citizens’ initiative against TTIP.