CETA – email MEP’s NOW ( before Wed 15 Feb)

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All info here: https://stop-ttip.org/cetacheck
Click on the link and contact the MEP’s who haven’t signed the pledge!
Or email:
deirdre.clune@europarl.eu; brian.hayes@europarl.europa.eu; sean.kelly@europarl.europa.eu; mairead.mcguinness@ep.europa.eu; brian.crowley@ep.europa.eu

and  say ” I,……………, (address)……….., hereby ask you not to vote for Ceta on my behalf this Wednesday 15th of February, 2017. ”



Marian Harkin – criticizes Sligo co.co. regarding blocking a ban on fracking in the CDP

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The full text is now out => European Parliament resolution of 8 July 2015 containing the European Parliament’s recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

The VoteWatch analysis is also out => Negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – VoteWatch Europe

It lists every MEP and you can see what they voted, filtered per member state or group. You easily see who was loyal to their group position and who wasn’t. The only Irish MEPs voting in favour for this resolution were the four FG deputies.

Here an article by FFII.org => EU Parliament resolution on TTIP is a diplomatic blunder

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015 – Strasbourg Provisional edition
Negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

 European Parliament resolution of 8 July 2015 containing the European Parliament’s recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) (2014/2228(INI))
The European Parliament,

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TTIP – Marian Harkin

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Thank you for your email regarding the TTIP which outlined some of your concerns about the proposed trade deal. There are many issues raised by different people and in this response I will deal with a core issue for many of those people, ISDS (Investor State Dispute Settlement) and my view on it. Also, I would like to give you my opinion on how TTIP impacts Employment and Social Affairs which is my main Committee responsibility in the Parliament.
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For First Time, A Majority of MEPs Vote for An Immediate Moratorium On Fracking, But Final Version of ‘Energy Security Strategy’ Report Ultimately Rejected

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Whose representatives? MEPs on the industry payroll

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Whose representatives? MEPs on the industry payroll
This report focuses on nine Members of the European Parliament whose second jobs or outside interests give rise to concerns over potential conflicts of interest. All nine MEPs hold paid positions in companies or business associations that directly or indirectly lobby EU decision-makers on current legislative files.

All the cases – some dating from the current parliament and some going back to its previous term – show that the MEP code of conduct is not yet robust enough, nor being applied strictly enough, to prevent potential conflicts of interest from arising. The report calls for a clear ban on MEPs holding outside jobs or other paid work that could lead to a conflict of interest, and for a number of other improvements to the parliament’s code of conduct.

This is a joint report with Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl.

Update on June 18, 2015: After the publication of this report MEP Michał Boni contacted the author to clarify that he no longer has a paid role with the Polish business organisation Lewiatan. In his letter Mr Boni clarifies that his activities took place between January 2014 and June 2014. Mr Boni states: “I apologize for my incorrectly filled Declaration of the Member’s Financial Interests, which I submitted on July 1st, 2014”. 
Friends of the Earth Europe, Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl call on Mr Boni to rectify his Declaration of Financial Interest.



MEPs accused of ‘betraying the European people’ in TTIP vote

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MEPs accused of ‘betraying the European people’ in TTIP vote

epThe voice of the European people was ignored today when members of the European Parliament’s trade committee agreed a resolution backing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) for the full parliament to vote on next month.

The vote flies in the face of European public opinion, with almost two million people signing a European Citizens’ Initiative opposing the secretive EU-US trade deal.

The full European Parliament will now vote on the compromise text at its next plenary in Strasbourg during the week of 8 June.

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