Vote on EU-Colombia/Peru trade agreement: - extract of the vote on the Recommendation by Mário DAVID(EPP, PT)

Type: News   Reference: 86730   Duration: 00:02:39  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - European Parliament
End production: 11/12/2012   First transmission: 11/12/2012
Result of the vote on EU-Colombia/Peru trade agreement : 674 voting 486 in favour 147 against 41 abstentions

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00:00:00 TITLE : Vote on EU-Colombia/Peru trade agreement: - extract of the vote on the Recommendation by Mário DAVID(EPP, PT) 00:00:05
00:00:05 EXTERIOR SHOT of the European Parliament, Strasbourg 00:00:05
00:00:10 SOUNDBITE (English) Helmut SCHOLZ (GUE/NGL, DE) : "We had yesterday a very sensitive emotional debate on this trade agreement on Colombia and Peru, It was a controversial dossier for several groups and that's why my group will ask not to vote the consent today and to send back back the agreement to the international trade committee for 3 main reasons I had sent around the reasons, you can read them on your mails : - first, we have those studies explaining that there si no provision to the control and monitor financial flows on the agreement with financial and Peru, as they are the two biggest Coca exporter, whether there are such provisions in others FTA's. On one hand EU is closing windows of tax harvest, tax fraud, and money laundering, on the other hand it is opening wide doors just to do these things. Second, the reason for the Human Rights situation, and the United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Inter- American Court for Human Rights, the Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, several trade unions have explained that the human rights situation is not in the situation that we should consent to that. And thirdly, also the Trade Unions, the ITUC, and others, are asking for not giving the consent." 00:01:20
00:01:30 MEP Mario DAVID (EPP, PT), Rapporteur, asking for the floor. 00:00:03
00:01:33 SOUNDBISTE (English) Mario DAVID, (EPP, PT) "We have listened time and time again to Unions and NGO's. But sorry to remind you the Representatives of the whole citizens are the elected parliamentarians in this House in Bogota and in Lima. Finally, last Friday, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights removed Columbia from the black list of countries violating human rights, where it has been for 11 years. So we can vote now, with the conscience that our principle and our fundamental rights are respected." 00:00:39
00:02:12 Opening of the vote : 4 shots 00:00:23
00:02:35 Display of the result of the voting : 674 voting 486 in favour 147 against 41 abstentions 00:00:04
00:02:39 END 00:00:00
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