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TTIP – ALL MEPS VOTES

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TTIP – ALL MEPS VOTES
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)
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do…

The VoteWatch analysis is also out => Negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – VoteWatch Europe
http://www.votewatch.eu/…/term8-negotiations-for-the-transa…

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
https://blog.ffii.org/eu-parliament-resolution-on-ttip-is-…/

You can help to enhance the pressure on the EU Commission.
Be part of more than 2.3 million European citizens who support the Stop TTIP campaign.
Please sign and promote => tiny.cc/stopttip

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Wednesday, 8 July 2015 – Strasbourg Provisional edition
Negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
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 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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MEPs accused of ‘betraying the European people’ in TTIP vote

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MEPs accused of ‘betraying the European people’ in TTIP vote
http://waronwant.org/news/press-releases/18321-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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Infrastructure bill – Government wins vote on fracking conditions

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February 11, 2015

Government wins vote on fracking conditions
http://drillordrop.com/2015/02/11/government-wins-vote-on-fracking-conditions/

In the past hour, the government won the vote on its new conditions for fracking, during a debate on the Infrastructure Bill.

The result was 257 to 203 in favour of the conditions, first put forward by ministers in the House of Lords on Monday.

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Bad news for the UK – green light for fracking – Sign + Back Lancashire

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Bad news – last night MPs voted to give the green light to fracking across the UK. 50 MPs broke ranks to vote against the plans, but it wasn’t enough. [1] Trespass laws have changed: now dirty energy companies can apply to drill for oil and gas under our homes.

Days like today are difficult. But we urgently need to channel our frustration into hope – because tomorrow, Lancashire County Council could vote to block fracking in Lancashire. [2] Local councils still have the power to block fracking, so this is a test case. Council by council, we could start to turn the tide. Continue reading

TAKE ACTION NOW! – Ask MEP’s to excempt ISDS from CETA Live Debate 16 Sep

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Essentially, CETA is TTIP by the back door. Like TTIP, it includes a chapter on ISDS, a mechanism which gives privileges to investors by allowing them to sue governments in special offshore tribunals for introducing any regulations likely to upset their future profits, such as a ban on fracking.

A record number of 150,000 citizens responded to the European Commission’s recent consultation on ISDS in TTIP. Yet despite genuine concerns from EU citizens around ISDS, the Commission seems to be paying little heed – and the EU-Canada deal effectively ridicules this consultation. We are therefore calling upon the Commission to put the interests of people before profit and to exempt ISDS from this agreement.

More background info by Young Friends of the Earth below
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This Tuesday evening there will be a debate in the European Parliament on CETA, the EU-Canada free trade agreement.

Can you spare a few minutes to contact your MEPs ahead of the debate to let them know how we feel about this deal? You’ll find a template letter and email addresses  BELOW

Template letter pdf :CETA_Draft_EN

The debate is scheduled to take place at around 8pm Strasbourg time (GMT +1) and you can tune in live via the following link: http://bit.ly/1abol95
(If you are experiencing technical problems, try another browser.) If you are on Twitter, please use either of the following hashtags to follow the conversation: #No2ISDSinCETA #No2CETA If you can’t tune in live, don’t worry, there will be a recording available afterwards.Thank you to Joe Mobbs for creating this event at short notice.

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Europe turning a blind eye to the dangers of fracking

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eu magazineEurope turning a blind eye to the dangers of fracking

http://www.theparliament.com/latest-news/article/newsarticle/europe-turning-a-blind-eye-to-the-dangers-of-fracking/#.UtgPEPvSnDu

 

 

 

Interests of ‘dirty industries prevail’ over those of EU citizens, according to environmental NGOs.

Europe is effectively opening its doors to dirty and dangerous unconventional fossil fuels. Its legislators are turning a blind eye to the dangerous realities of shale gas expansion in Europe, and in doing so, failing to protect Europe’s citizens.

Two pieces of legislation – the European commission’s shale gas framework announced on January 22nd, and the proposed review of the Environmental impact assessment directive being voted in the European Parliament on the same day – demonstrate, beyond doubt, that European citizens can expect no help, or protection against the dangers of fracking, from Brussels. The interests of dirty industries have yet again prevailed over those of citizens.
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