GUE/NGL

Plenary focus - September

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  • Helmut Scholz
    Helmut Scholz

    EU-Ukraine

    This EU-Ukraine association agreement is being rushed through Parliament in an unprecedented fast-track procedure. Given that the agreement and its free trade chapter have contributed to a deep internal social and economic conflict that has led to thousands of victims, the EP’s role should have been taken much more seriously. It is shameful to use banana republic procedures to such a key dossier. Ukraine’s citizens will be deprived of their chance to influence ratification in their upcoming elections. We strive for peace and therefore reject the procedure and the agreement.