GUE/NGL

Plenary focus - March 2019

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  • Helmut Scholz
    Helmut Scholz
    Debate: Wednesday
    Vote: Thursday

    Restarting EU-US trade negotiations

    Trump is threatening 25% punitive tariffs on European cars should the EU not agree to a trade agreement with the US. That’s blackmail! Using cars to force the Commission into accepting a deal on agriculture products is against the interests of EU citizens who had protested loudly against TTIP. We urge the Council not to give a mandate to these negotiations. Don’t reward Trump for his bullying.

  • Cornelia Ernst
    Cornelia Ernst
    Debate: Tuesday
    Vote: Wednesday

    Internal Security Fund

    For the next funding period, the money available under the ISF will be tripled to €2.5 billion. This will be used for more intrusive surveillance measures and databases in the EU, with interoperability being one aspect of it. The ISF will also be used to fund a new ‘intelligence culture’ and cooperation between police and intelligence services. Totally unacceptable.