Vote on EU trade and investment agreement negotiations with the US :
- extracts from the vote
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.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior shot of the EP, Strasbourg
||EP Vice-President Rainer WIELAND opens the vote on EU trade and investment agreement negotiations with the US.
||Final vote and result: the resolution is adopted by 460 votes to 105, with 28 abstentions.