Vote on EU trade and investment agreement negotiations with the US : - extracts from the vote

Type: News   Reference: 93872   Duration: 00:00:44  Lieu: Strasbourg, France - EP
End production: 23/05/2013   First transmission: 23/05/2013
Parliament must be kept on board in talks with the US on what could become the world's largest free trade area, it warns in a resolution voted on Thursday. MEPs strongly favour starting the talks, but also state their expectations, e.g. as regards opening up access to the US procurement market and safeguarding the EU's cultural and audiovisual services market. This resolution is Parliament's input to the EU negotiating mandate. “An ambitious and comprehensive agreement would give a badly-needed, low-cost boost to our economies”, said rapporteur Vital Moreira (S&D, PT), before the vote on Parliament's input to the negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). “This resolution should now be duly taken into account by the Council and the Commission, as Parliament will only give its final consent if we have a positive outcome for our businesses, workers and citizens”, he added.

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00:00:00 Title 00:00:05
00:00:05 Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg 00:00:05
00:00:10 EP Vice-President Rainer WIELAND opens the vote on EU trade and investment agreement negotiations with the US. 00:00:13
00:00:23 Final vote and result: the resolution is adopted by 460 votes to 105, with 28 abstentions. 00:00:21
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