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2006/2240(INI) Promoting decent work for all

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RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead EMPL PANAYOTOPOULOS-CASSIOTOU Marie (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
Committee Opinion AFET
Committee Opinion DEVE
Committee Opinion INTA DÉSIR Harlem (icon: PSE PSE)
Committee Opinion FEMM SARTORI Amalia (icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE)
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RoP 54

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2008/07/02
   EC - Follow-up document
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This report on the EU contribution to the promotion of decent work in the world backs up the Commission’s commitment to promote the internationally-agreed decent work agenda through cooperation with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and other partners, and the mobilisation of all relevant policies. It highlights ongoing efforts and challenges in mobilising the EU’s internal and external policies and all relevant stakeholders to promote decent work for all – by supporting the setting of policy agendas and standards at multilateral level, developing bilateral relations and exchange on these issues with partner countries and regions, as well as integrating decent work objectives into the EU’s trade and development policies.

The report also underlines that the EU Member States can set an example by ratifying and applying up-to-date conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The EU contribution to decent work throughout the world is part of its efforts to strengthen the social dimension of globalisation, both in the EU and outside, and builds on existing EU initiatives in this regard. It is driven by mutually reinforcing economic, employment, social and environmental policies, in line with the internal and external dimensions of the EU Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs and the 2005 European Consensus on Development.

In particular, the report addresses the following elements:

decent work as an EU commitment; the mobilisation of non-state actors; the EU contribution at international, multilateral and regional level; the mobilisation of EU internal and external policies; the ratification and implementation of ILO conventions by EU Member States.

It contains an assessment of progress made since 2006 as well as proposals where further headway could can be made as part of the strategies outlined in the 2006 Communication on "Decent Work", taking into account new developments. The report proposes reviewing progress made at EU level and by the Member States in a report to be prepared in 2011.

The report concludes that the overview of progress made since 2006 clearly demonstrates that a number of important achievements have been made in both internal and external EU policies . The EU actively contributed to international, regional and national initiatives, with a view to move from words to action. The added value of the EU contribution and the leadership of the Commission in this have been widely recognised and appreciated. The mobilisation of EU institutions, EU Member States and stakeholders is on track. There is consensus, both in the EU and internationally, that decent work is a factor in development, governance and performance and that its implementation calls for sustained, coherent and integrated policies and close involvement of social partners and wider civil society.

The international campaign for a worldwide ratification of the eight core labour standards (CLS) Conventions has contributed to a significant increase in the global ratification level. All 27 EU have ratified the CLS Conventions since 2007. The EU's GSP plus scheme has for instance contributed to these efforts in a number of third countries. Ratification of other ILO conventions, classified by ILO as up to date, is also improving. Decent work instruments, tools and programmes are being elaborated and implemented. The objective of decent work for all is now part of mainstream international development goals and frameworks and poverty reduction strategies. Promoting decent work is part of EU development and external assistance cooperation, of a number of EU partnership agreements and cooperation with third countries and regions and of ongoing discussions on EU bilateral trade agreements with third countries. Decent work is an element of the internal and external dimension of the EU Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs.

However many challenges lie ahead as:

recognition of decent work as part of key international development goals and national poverty reduction strategies is a recent evolution; therefore the effective implementation of decent work in development policies and poverty reduction strategies, programmes and frameworks is often still at an embryonic phase in many developing countries and in many donor operations; decent work operates in an increasingly complex international context such as the intensification of globalisation and its relationship with issues such as climate change, trade and higher food prices; all this provides both opportunities such as the employment potential of climate change, as illustrated by the ILO green jobs strategy discussion, and challenges such as labour market transitions to a low carbon economy; decent work as a factor of governance directly relates to the persisting deficits in effective global governance and in labour market governance at national and regional level. This is illustrated by the lack of effective application of ILO Conventions, including CLS, in too many countries and the existence of a large informal economy in most of the developing and emerging economies.

The proposals on "further progress to make" as included in the different sections of this report are intended to improve further the effective implementation of the orientations and strategies made in the 2006 decent work Communication.

All EU institutions have been called upon to ensure an effective and regular follow-up and coordination of the initiatives and actions to promote decent work both by the EU institutions, the EU Member states and stakeholders. As a response to this call, and in view to strengthening synergies and cooperation, it would be appropriate that the EU reports in 2011 on efforts, both by EU institutions, Member States and stakeholders, on promoting decent work throughout the world.

2007/09/05
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
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2007/06/14
   EC - Commission response to text adopted in plenary
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2007/05/23
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2007/05/23
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2007/05/23
   EP - Decision by Parliament
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The European Parliament adopted a resolution based on the own-initiative report by Marie PANAYOTOPOULOS-CASSIOTOU (EPP-ED, EL) on promoting decent work for all. The report urged EU Member States and candidate countries to ratify and fully implement all relevant conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and called for a decent work development programme and minimum wages. (Please refer to the summary dated 01/03/2007).

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2007/05/23
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2007/03/15
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
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2007/03/15
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary
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2007/03/01
   EP - Vote in committee
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Considering that decent work is a centrepiece of the fight against poverty and social exclusion, (§1) MEPs asked the Commission to enforce its proposed strategy for better mobilisation of the EU internal and external policies on the promotion of the decent work agenda, especially in matters of development, external assistance, enlargement, neighbourhood policy, trade and migration ( § 6). The report urged the Council and the Commission to work actively with ILO in ensuring that the terms of the agreements GSP+ are fully complied with and, where necessary, using the powers at its disposal to cancel preferences with any countries failing to respect fundamental social, labour and human rights (§ 8). Moreover the report stressed the need to improve the transparency of labour market, so that all kind of work (temporary, permanent, full-time, and that which is paid on an hourly basis) are official, decently paid, and fully respectful of workers' rights, core labour standards, social gender and gender equality (§ 15).

The committee, convinced that the implementation of the ILO conventions related to decent work should be promoted in the neighbourhood and external policies, called the Commission and the Member States to support the ILO in strengthening its supervisory system and mechanisms (§ 17). In this respect, MEPs asked the Commission to encourage the respect of the ILO Core Labour Standards and the objective of decent work in the trade policy of the WTO members as an effective and binding set of rules, complemented by a mechanism of sanctions for partners which do not adjust to such standards (§ 21). Among its other recommendations, the committee called for granting the observer status at the WTO to ILO as well as for compliance of WTO with ILO's decisions about trade sanctions against countries failing to comply with international conventions social (§ 24 and 26).

Furthermore the report recommended the Commission to investigate and identify companies which continuously and persistently permit the violation of core labour standards in any part of production and supply chain and called for such a list to be made available to EU-based importers (46). MEPs also urged the Member States and the EU to promote the application of good practices of corporate responsibility by all companies, wherever they perform their activities, with the aim of creating a safe, flexible and high-quality working environment (48).

The report called on the Member States to increase the number and quality of the competencies and tools of the labour inspectorate so as to enforce the safety and health at work, working conditions and other social legislation (62) as well as to allocate more resources in order to enable the labour inspectorates to carry out their tasks to ensure that national labour laws are applied and not evaded (63). Lastly, MEPs asked the Commission and the Member States to improve measures to allow all workers to achieve a better balance between work and family life, bearing in mind that long hours, stress and insecurity of employment threaten the fabric of family life (73).

2007/02/28
   EP - Committee opinion
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2007/01/24
   EP - Committee opinion
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2007/01/08
   EP - Committee opinion
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2006/12/14
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2006/11/30
   CSL - Resolution/conclusions adopted by Council
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Regarding the Communication of the Commission "Promoting decent work for all - the EU contribution to the implementation of the decent work agenda in the world", the Council published a series of conclusions in which it gave its opinion of the Communication, and, at the same time, its interpretation of “decent work” in the framework of Community policy.

The conclusions may be summarised as follows :

Decent work in the EU : the Council felt that decent work must be promoted in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the EU in a socially sustainable way, to improve productivity and the quality of working life, life-long learning, good working relations as well as better reconciliation of work and private life. The policy must be implemented through combating gender discrimination and all other forms of discrimination in the light of Article 13 (TEC), as well as promoting the social integration of vulnerable groups. EU Member States have ratified a large number of ILO Conventions, including the Conventions on core labour standards. The Council emphasised the relevance of the Decent Work Agenda for EU candidate countries and the complementarity of certain ILO Conventions and strategies with the Community acquis. It also welcomed the Commission's commitment in its Communication on decent work to encouraging the ratification and application of the ILO Conventions on core labour standards, and other ILO Conventions that have been classified by the ILO as up to date.

Decent work and development cooperation : the Council indicated that the promotion of decent work for all across the world is one of the key means of fostering development, poverty eradication and social cohesion. Recalling the European Consensus on Development, it encouraged governments in partner countries to increase their efforts to create an enabling environment for private sector development and investment, the benefits of which include increased investments and employment for the population. The Council recognised in particular the need to promote country-led Decent Work Country Programmes through development cooperation – including policy dialogue on employment impacts of economic policies and governance, budget support measures and capacity building, in particular institutional capacity building. This must be well-coordinated between the European Commission, the Member States and other international development partners, as well as the international financial institutions. All those submitting tenders for EC external assistance funded contracts should respect core labour standards. This obligation should be extended to contracts financed in the framework of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement.

Decent work and trade related issues : the Council stressed that trade liberalisation plays an important role in helping to achieve sustainable growth, full employment, poverty reduction and the promotion of decent work. Highlighting the key role of the EU Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) in the promotion of international conventions on core labour standards and human rights, it welcomed the new GSP with its special incentive for sustainable development and good governance, and supported the improvement of the link between GSP and EC external assistance. There needs to be further development of methodologies assessing the effects of trade and trade agreements on decent work, including in global supply chains and export processing zones. The Council recalled that the endorsement of social objectives should not be used for protectionist purposes, since the objective is to achieve social progress across the board and to ensure that it is spread fairly for the benefit of all.

Cooperation with UN and ILO and other relevant actors : the Council supported the ILO initiative on Decent Work Country Programmes, and felt that the EU should encourage the worldwide ratification and implementation of the ILO Conventions, on core labour standards and other Conventions that have been classified by the ILO as up to date, through technical cooperation and through support for the strengthening of the ILO supervisory mechanism. The EU should take the findings of the ILO supervisory mechanism into account more systematically in its own international relations.

Follow-up : the Council highlighted the importance of an effective and regular follow-up and coordination of the initiatives and actions to promote decent work for all, and welcomed the Commission's intention to produce a follow-up report to its Communication on decent work by the summer of 2008.

2006/11/30
   CSL - Council Meeting
2006/11/13
   EP - Committee draft report
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2006/10/11
   EP - SARTORI Amalia (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in FEMM
2006/09/28
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2006/09/11
   EP - DÉSIR Harlem (PSE) appointed as rapporteur in INTA
2006/06/21
   EP - PANAYOTOPOULOS-CASSIOTOU Marie (PPE-DE) appointed as rapporteur in EMPL
2006/05/24
   EC - Non-legislative basic document published
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PURPOSE: Communication on the EU’s contribution to promoting the decent work agenda.

CONTENT: This paper follows the ILO’s strategy on the decent work agenda. The agenda is based on an integrated approach covering productive and freely chosen work, rights at work, social protection, the social dialogue and the inclusion of the gender dimension. It therefore encompasses the “core labour standards” which form the minimum basis of social rights established by the international community and whose implementation the Union already supports. But the decent work agenda implies more: it seeks not only to guarantee a minimum basis of rights but also to tailor development to values and principles of action and governance which combine economic competitiveness with social justice.

Combining economic competitiveness and social justice in this way is at the heart of the European model of development. Playing an active part in promoting decent work forms an integral part of the European Social Agenda and of the EU's efforts to promote its values and share its experience and its model of integrated economic and social development. In supporting the promotion of the decent work agenda the Commission takes the characteristics and diverse nature of the economic and social situations across the world fully into account. It recognises the importance of a step-by-step strategy which will help partner countries to take ownership and is geared to the circumstances and priorities at national and regional level.

In this Communication, the Commission proposes strategies for ensuring that EU policy and action play a greater part in promoting the decent work agenda. These strategies involve strengthening cooperation between the European institutions, the Member States and all the relevant stakeholders. The EU could promote the agenda by sharing its experience with international organisations and developing a political dialogue with regions and countries outside the EU. The Commission has already introduced specific measures in this area, such as stepping up its cooperation with the ILO, implementing the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), developing the European consensus on development and initiating

dialogues on employment with the countries in Asia and Latin America. The Commission proposes the following:

- raising awareness in order to convince and mobilise more effectively: t he Commission will work with the ILO, the UN and other organisations to explore in greater depth the problem of decent work, improve the capacity of the partner countries and develop appropriate indicators, i.e.:

- identify good practice and successes in the field;

- examine decent work in greater depth and the way in which it interacts with other policies;

- develop methodologies for measuring how decent work is affected by trade liberalisation and global production and distribution systems at global level, including in export processing zones; expand the pilot study under way with the ILO in order to measure the impact of trade on decent work;

- examine in greater depth the impact of trade on sustainable development (SIA);

- improve the link between analyses, operational activities and the planning of external assistance;

- promote a concerted approach between partner countries and regions in order to select priorities more effectively and harness external assistance.

- harnessing the EU’s external policies more effectively: with regard to candidate countries, the Commission will support initiatives on:

- promoting trade union freedom and collective bargaining in order to enhance the capacity of the parties concerned to engage in autonomous social dialogue;

- improving labour administration, labour inspectorates and bodies for managing social protection;

- developing prevention strategies in the field of health and safety at work.

With regard to those countries covered by the European neighbourhood policy, the policy will help to promote decent work through:

- implementation of clear reforms concerning core labour standards, employment, social affairs and equal opportunities set out in the action plans agreed between the EU and the countries concerned;

- regular political dialogue concerning issues relating to the institutional structures established as a result of the partnership and cooperation agreements and the association agreements;

- implementation of the five-year work plan agreed as part of the Barcelona process which seeks to strengthen systems of social protection in the southern Mediterranean countries;

– inclusion of thematic planning and other aspects of cooperation in the strategy documents for each country and region; possible involvement of the countries concerned in certain Community programmes and cooperation with EU agencies, in accordance with arrangements which are still to be determined.

With regard to development cooperation, the Commission will support the following measures as part of thematic programming and the country and regional programming:

- integrate decent work into national and regional strategies to promote development and reduce poverty;

- gradual inclusion of the decent work objective in budget support measures;

- improve the capacity of the competent authorities and civil society organisations;

-development of small and medium-sized enterprises;

- involvement of the social partners and civil society in development strategies and in poverty reduction strategies;

- strengthening of external assistance for social adjustments in countries and regions outside the EU which are involved in trade liberalisation;

- promotion of policy coherence and cooperation with relevant international and regional organisations.

In addition, Regulation 2110/2005/EC imposes an obligation on those submitting tenders for contracts financed by Community assistance to respect core labour standards. The Commission plans to extend this provision to contracts financed through the European Development Fund. The Commission calls on the Member States and other donors to adopt the same approach.

Trade: t he Commission will put more of its commercial weight behind efforts to promote social standards and decent work in bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations. In particular, it plans to:

- improve the link between the GSP, the GSP + and Community external assistance;

- take account of the social dimension, decent work and the recommendations of SIA studies in bilateral and regional trade negotiations (including the APE/EPA, the ACP countries, Mercosur, the Gulf Cooperation Council, MED and Central America);

- make use of EU policies and instruments, such as external assistance, to promote decent work in the context of an open system of trade;

- adopt the approach concerning the interaction between trade, social rights and employment which was presented in 2004 in the submissions to the trade policy review mechanism, and encourage other members of the WTO to adopt this approach;

- promote cooperation between the WTO, UNCTAD, the ILO and other relevant organisations.

The Commission also discusses in this paper the need to strengthen international and multilateral governance as part of economic and social cooperation, the need for better management of economic migration, and strengthening the capacity of the social partners and of civil society. It states that it will continue to promote corporate social responsibility, and called on businesses, the European Alliance for CSR and other stakeholders to take action to promote decent work for all.

The Commission will produce a report on the follow-up to this Communication by the summer of 2008.

Documents

  • Follow-up document: SEC(2008)2184
  • Follow-up document: EUR-Lex
  • Commission response to text adopted in plenary: SP(2007)3608/2
  • Commission response to text adopted in plenary: SP(2007)3179
  • Results of vote in Parliament: Results of vote in Parliament
  • Debate in Parliament: Debate in Parliament
  • Decision by Parliament: T6-0206/2007
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: A6-0068/2007
  • Committee report tabled for plenary: A6-0068/2007
  • Committee opinion: PE382.574
  • Committee opinion: PE382.365
  • Committee opinion: PE378.752
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE378.732
  • Committee draft report: PE378.731
  • Non-legislative basic document published: COM(2006)0249
  • Non-legislative basic document published: EUR-Lex
  • Committee draft report: PE378.731
  • Amendments tabled in committee: PE378.732
  • Committee opinion: PE378.752
  • Committee opinion: PE382.365
  • Committee opinion: PE382.574
  • Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading: A6-0068/2007
  • Commission response to text adopted in plenary: SP(2007)3179
  • Commission response to text adopted in plenary: SP(2007)3608/2
  • Follow-up document: SEC(2008)2184 EUR-Lex

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Against (1)

1

Spain Verts/ALE

2

Italy Verts/ALE

2

Belgium Verts/ALE

Against (1)

2

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Denmark Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1
icon: PSE PSE
169

Lithuania PSE

2

Czechia PSE

Against (1)

1

Slovakia PSE

For (1)

Against (1)

2

Slovenia PSE

Against (1)

1

Finland PSE

2

Luxembourg PSE

Against (1)

1

Estonia PSE

2

Malta PSE

2

Rapport Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou A6-0068/2007 - am. 22 #

2007/05/23 Outcome: +: 325, -: 285, 0: 5
GB CZ DE LT HU SI SK EL LV FI IT ES RO SE LU BG PL CY EE MT IE DK BE AT NL PT FR
Total
55
21
78
12
21
6
11
17
8
12
48
38
33
17
5
12
47
4
6
4
4
12
18
15
25
22
64
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
226

Lithuania PPE-DE

1

Slovenia PPE-DE

3

Luxembourg PPE-DE

3

Cyprus PPE-DE

1

Estonia PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Malta PPE-DE

2

Ireland PPE-DE

For (1)

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
78
2

Slovenia ALDE

2

Latvia ALDE

1

Sweden ALDE

2

Bulgaria ALDE

3

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Ireland ALDE

Against (1)

1

Austria ALDE

1
icon: IND/DEM IND/DEM
21

Czechia IND/DEM

1

Greece IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Sweden IND/DEM

2

Ireland IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Denmark IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Netherlands IND/DEM

2
icon: NI NI
6

Czechia NI

1

Slovakia NI

Abstain (1)

1

Italy NI

For (1)

2
icon: ITS ITS
12

Bulgaria ITS

Against (1)

1
icon: UEN UEN
28

Lithuania UEN

2

Latvia UEN

Against (1)

3

Ireland UEN

For (1)

1

Denmark UEN

For (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
31

Greece GUE/NGL

2

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

2

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

France GUE/NGL

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
38

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

For (1)

5

Latvia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Italy Verts/ALE

2

Spain Verts/ALE

2

Sweden Verts/ALE

Abstain (1)

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Denmark Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

2
icon: PSE PSE
175

Czechia PSE

Against (1)

1

Lithuania PSE

2

Slovenia PSE

For (1)

1

Slovakia PSE

2

Finland PSE

2

Luxembourg PSE

Against (1)

1

Estonia PSE

3

Malta PSE

2

Rapport Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou A6-0068/2007 - ams. 13+23 #

2007/05/23 Outcome: +: 366, -: 270, 0: 7
PL IT DE RO CZ LT HU LV SK SI FI EL BG BE NL LU IE SE ES CY EE MT GB AT DK FR PT
Total
49
49
84
33
21
12
21
8
12
6
12
16
13
21
27
6
4
17
40
4
6
4
59
17
14
66
22
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
232

Lithuania PPE-DE

1

Slovenia PPE-DE

3

Luxembourg PPE-DE

3

Ireland PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Cyprus PPE-DE

1

Estonia PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Malta PPE-DE

2

Denmark PPE-DE

For (1)

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
85
2

Latvia ALDE

1

Slovenia ALDE

2

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Ireland ALDE

Against (1)

1

Sweden ALDE

2

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Austria ALDE

1
icon: UEN UEN
29

Lithuania UEN

2

Ireland UEN

For (1)

1

Denmark UEN

For (1)

1
icon: ITS ITS
17

Bulgaria ITS

1

Belgium ITS

2

Austria ITS

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
6
2

Italy NI

For (1)

2

Czechia NI

1

Slovakia NI

1
icon: IND/DEM IND/DEM
21

Poland IND/DEM

3

Czechia IND/DEM

1

Greece IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

Ireland IND/DEM

For (1)

1

Sweden IND/DEM

2

Denmark IND/DEM

Against (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
32

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Greece GUE/NGL

2

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Sweden GUE/NGL

2

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

France GUE/NGL

2

Portugal GUE/NGL

3
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
37

Italy Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Belgium Verts/ALE

2

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Sweden Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Spain Verts/ALE

2

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

4

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Denmark Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1
icon: PSE PSE
184

Czechia PSE

Against (1)

1

Lithuania PSE

2

Slovakia PSE

3

Slovenia PSE

Against (1)

1

Finland PSE

2

Luxembourg PSE

Against (1)

1

Estonia PSE

3

Malta PSE

2

Rapport Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou A6-0068/2007 - am. 25 #

2007/05/23 Outcome: +: 328, -: 285, 0: 3
DE CZ LT GB EL SK HU LV SI FI LU BG IT ES IE RO CY EE BE SE MT NL AT DK PT PL FR
Total
79
20
11
60
16
12
22
8
6
11
5
10
50
39
4
32
4
6
19
15
3
27
15
14
22
44
62
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
223

Lithuania PPE-DE

1

Slovenia PPE-DE

3
3

Luxembourg PPE-DE

3

Ireland PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Cyprus PPE-DE

1

Estonia PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Malta PPE-DE

For (1)

1

Denmark PPE-DE

Against (1)

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
82
2

Latvia ALDE

1

Slovenia ALDE

2

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Bulgaria ALDE

3

Ireland ALDE

Abstain (1)

1

Cyprus ALDE

For (1)

1

Estonia ALDE

2

Sweden ALDE

2

Austria ALDE

1
4
icon: NI NI
6

Czechia NI

1

Slovakia NI

1

Italy NI

For (1)

2
2
icon: IND/DEM IND/DEM
20

Czechia IND/DEM

1

Greece IND/DEM

1

Ireland IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Sweden IND/DEM

For (1)

1

Netherlands IND/DEM

2

Denmark IND/DEM

Against (1)

1

Poland IND/DEM

3
icon: ITS ITS
13

Belgium ITS

Against (1)

1

Austria ITS

Against (1)

1
icon: UEN UEN
28

Lithuania UEN

2

Latvia UEN

Against (1)

3

Ireland UEN

For (1)

1

Denmark UEN

For (1)

1
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
30

Czechia GUE/NGL

4

Greece GUE/NGL

2

Finland GUE/NGL

Against (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Sweden GUE/NGL

2

Netherlands GUE/NGL

2

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

France GUE/NGL

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
36

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

5

Latvia Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Finland Verts/ALE

Against (1)

1

Italy Verts/ALE

Against (1)

2

Spain Verts/ALE

2