GUE/NGL

Plenary focus - November

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  • Martina Michels
    Martina Michels

    EU-Turkey relations

    This EU policy of appeasement and the dirty deals with the Turkish government cannot continue. The Commission and the Council have a duty to bring about a peaceful solution to the Kurdish question; of guaranteeing human rights for all, including minorities, refugees and the political and civil opposition in Turkey.

  • Marisa Matias
    Marisa Matias

    Annual Growth Survey 2017

    These endless Annual Growth Survey reports never seriously provide for a proper growth and jobs strategy. What the EU needs is to reverse the present anaemic growth and record unemployment levels by implementing an alternative economic policy. This should include public investments geared toward social and environmental sustainability - and to reduce income inequality.

  • Kateřina Konečná
    Kateřina Konečná

    Emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants

    When the European Parliament adopted the National Emission Ceilings Directive back in 2005 - as part of the Commission’s clean air policy to reduce pollution and improve the EU’s air quality - we had some ambitious goals for it. However, we can only express our disappointment with the outcome of the negotiations between the EU institutions for choosing to put the interests of industries and farming ahead of citizens’ health.

  • Martina Anderson
    Martina Anderson

    Situation in the West Bank, including settlements

    Israel’s policy of constructing illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian West Bank constitutes a major barrier to peace, and was an important factor in recent violence. These settlements are illegal under international law, but Israel continues to expand them, while demolishing Palestinian houses and EU-funded structures. To secure peace, the EU must do more than condemn this - it must make relations with Israel conditional on respect for international law.