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2005/2519(RSP) Resolution on the future of the steel sector

Progress: Procedure completed

Legal Basis:
RoP 123-p2

Events

2005/02/24
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, topical subjects
Details

The European Parliament adopted a joint resolution, by 458 votes in favour, 78 against, with 23 abstentions, calling on the Member States and the Commission to promote initiatives to prevent the downscaling of the European steel industry and the consequent losses of qualified jobs, particularly at those poles of excellence where there has been much investment in innovation.

Parliament calls on the Commission to adopt a more decisive strategy to tackle industrial restructuring and its social impact.

Parliament calls on Thyssen Krupp, following such intervention by the Italian government and the Commission, to maintain worker numbers and comply with the investment plan submitted in June 2004. Parliament also express their solidarity with the workers affected, whether employed at the AST plant or in related activities, whose jobs are now at risk. Parliament considers that the use of Community funds, and especially funding for industry and from the European Social Fund, should be made available subject to specific rules relating to innovation, local development and employment.

The House calls on the Commission and national governments to introduce legislation on corporate social responsibility in the interests of sustainable development. Parliament considers that Europe must promote innovation by developing its industrial interests, especially in the advanced and high technology sectors, supporting appropriate industrial redeployment plans. Parliament emphasises that investment in research and development can be used to develop the new materials, designs and processes that can reconfigure traditional industries.

The Commission is asked to present a communication on the current state of the steel sector and to create a high-level group on this sector.

Lastly, the Commission is called upon to work for a decision at WTO and OECD level which would ensure the protection of the Union's steel industry on the international market.

2005/02/24
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2005/02/24
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
Details

The European Parliament adopted a joint resolution, by 458 votes in favour, 78 against, with 23 abstentions, calling on the Member States and the Commission to promote initiatives to prevent the downscaling of the European steel industry and the consequent losses of qualified jobs, particularly at those poles of excellence where there has been much investment in innovation.

Parliament calls on the Commission to adopt a more decisive strategy to tackle industrial restructuring and its social impact.

Parliament calls on Thyssen Krupp, following such intervention by the Italian government and the Commission, to maintain worker numbers and comply with the investment plan submitted in June 2004. Parliament also express their solidarity with the workers affected, whether employed at the AST plant or in related activities, whose jobs are now at risk. Parliament considers that the use of Community funds, and especially funding for industry and from the European Social Fund, should be made available subject to specific rules relating to innovation, local development and employment.

The House calls on the Commission and national governments to introduce legislation on corporate social responsibility in the interests of sustainable development. Parliament considers that Europe must promote innovation by developing its industrial interests, especially in the advanced and high technology sectors, supporting appropriate industrial redeployment plans. Parliament emphasises that investment in research and development can be used to develop the new materials, designs and processes that can reconfigure traditional industries.

The Commission is asked to present a communication on the current state of the steel sector and to create a high-level group on this sector.

Lastly, the Commission is called upon to work for a decision at WTO and OECD level which would ensure the protection of the Union's steel industry on the international market.

Documents
2005/02/24
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2005/02/23
   EP - Motion for a resolution
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2005/02/23
   EP - Motion for a resolution
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2005/02/23
   EP - Motion for a resolution
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2005/02/23
   Joint motion for resolution
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2005/02/23
   EP - Debate in Parliament

Documents

Votes

RC - B6-0091/2005 - Sidérurgie - am. 1

2005/02/24 Outcome: -: 303, 0: 162, +: 93
MT EE IE LV PT AT DK LU CY IT LT SI CZ EL FI NL SE SK BE FR HU ES PL DE GB
Total
3
1
8
8
21
17
13
3
4
36
8
6
19
19
13
21
16
12
22
65
14
36
52
81
60
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1

Austria Verts/ALE

2

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1

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2

Finland Verts/ALE

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1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

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2

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1

Belgium Verts/ALE

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1

Spain Verts/ALE

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4
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27

Ireland GUE/NGL

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

Denmark GUE/NGL

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1

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2

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1

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2

France GUE/NGL

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1
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Ireland UEN

2

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3

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1

Lithuania UEN

1
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22

Austria NI

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2

Slovakia NI

3

Belgium NI

3

United Kingdom NI

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Estonia PSE

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1

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1

Lithuania PSE

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1

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RC - B6-0091/2005 - Sidérurgie - résolution

2005/02/24 Outcome: +: 458, -: 78, 0: 23
FR DE PL IT ES PT BE EL AT HU NL SK IE LT SI CY LV DK MT SE CZ FI LU EE GB
Total
64
81
52
36
35
21
22
20
17
17
21
12
8
8
6
4
7
13
3
16
19
13
3
1
60
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Slovakia PSE

2

Ireland PSE

1

Lithuania PSE

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1

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1

Czechia PSE

2

Estonia PSE

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1
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
210

Ireland PPE-DE

2

Lithuania PPE-DE

1

Slovenia PPE-DE

3

Denmark PPE-DE

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1

Finland PPE-DE

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3

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2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
32

Italy Verts/ALE

2

Spain Verts/ALE

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

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1

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Netherlands Verts/ALE

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2

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1

Denmark Verts/ALE

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1

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1

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4
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France GUE/NGL

2

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1

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1
icon: NI NI
22

Austria NI

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2

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3

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2
icon: UEN UEN
16

Ireland UEN

2

Lithuania UEN

1

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2

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1
icon: IND/DEM IND/DEM
29

France IND/DEM

2

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2

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72

Spain ALDE

1

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2

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1

Latvia ALDE

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2

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1

History

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    • date: 2005-02-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=B6-2005-91&language=EN title: B6-0091/2005 type: Motion for a resolution body: EP
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    • date: 2005-02-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=B6-2005-119&language=EN title: B6-0119/2005 type: Motion for a resolution body: EP
    • date: 2005-02-23T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=MOTION&reference=P6-RC-2005-91&language=EN title: RC-B6-0091/2005 type: Joint motion for resolution
    • date: 2005-02-24T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2005-50 title: T6-0050/2005 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/JOHtml.do?uri=OJ:C:2005:304E:SOM:EN:HTML title: OJ C 304 01.12.2005, p. 0276-0373 E summary: The European Parliament adopted a joint resolution, by 458 votes in favour, 78 against, with 23 abstentions, calling on the Member States and the Commission to promote initiatives to prevent the downscaling of the European steel industry and the consequent losses of qualified jobs, particularly at those poles of excellence where there has been much investment in innovation. Parliament calls on the Commission to adopt a more decisive strategy to tackle industrial restructuring and its social impact. Parliament calls on Thyssen Krupp, following such intervention by the Italian government and the Commission, to maintain worker numbers and comply with the investment plan submitted in June 2004. Parliament also express their solidarity with the workers affected, whether employed at the AST plant or in related activities, whose jobs are now at risk. Parliament considers that the use of Community funds, and especially funding for industry and from the European Social Fund, should be made available subject to specific rules relating to innovation, local development and employment. The House calls on the Commission and national governments to introduce legislation on corporate social responsibility in the interests of sustainable development. Parliament considers that Europe must promote innovation by developing its industrial interests, especially in the advanced and high technology sectors, supporting appropriate industrial redeployment plans. Parliament emphasises that investment in research and development can be used to develop the new materials, designs and processes that can reconfigure traditional industries. The Commission is asked to present a communication on the current state of the steel sector and to create a high-level group on this sector. Lastly, the Commission is called upon to work for a decision at WTO and OECD level which would ensure the protection of the Union's steel industry on the international market. type: Text adopted by Parliament, topical subjects body: EP
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    • date: 2005-02-23T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20050223&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
    • date: 2005-02-24T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=12345&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
    • date: 2005-02-24T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P6-TA-2005-50 title: T6-0050/2005 summary: The European Parliament adopted a joint resolution, by 458 votes in favour, 78 against, with 23 abstentions, calling on the Member States and the Commission to promote initiatives to prevent the downscaling of the European steel industry and the consequent losses of qualified jobs, particularly at those poles of excellence where there has been much investment in innovation. Parliament calls on the Commission to adopt a more decisive strategy to tackle industrial restructuring and its social impact. Parliament calls on Thyssen Krupp, following such intervention by the Italian government and the Commission, to maintain worker numbers and comply with the investment plan submitted in June 2004. Parliament also express their solidarity with the workers affected, whether employed at the AST plant or in related activities, whose jobs are now at risk. Parliament considers that the use of Community funds, and especially funding for industry and from the European Social Fund, should be made available subject to specific rules relating to innovation, local development and employment. The House calls on the Commission and national governments to introduce legislation on corporate social responsibility in the interests of sustainable development. Parliament considers that Europe must promote innovation by developing its industrial interests, especially in the advanced and high technology sectors, supporting appropriate industrial redeployment plans. Parliament emphasises that investment in research and development can be used to develop the new materials, designs and processes that can reconfigure traditional industries. The Commission is asked to present a communication on the current state of the steel sector and to create a high-level group on this sector. Lastly, the Commission is called upon to work for a decision at WTO and OECD level which would ensure the protection of the Union's steel industry on the international market.
    • date: 2005-02-24T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
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