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Procedure : 2018/2112(INI)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0038/2019

Texts tabled :

A8-0038/2019

Debates :

PV 11/02/2019 - 16
CRE 11/02/2019 - 16

Votes :

PV 12/02/2019 - 9.16
CRE 12/02/2019 - 9.16
Explanations of votes

Texts adopted :

P8_TA(2019)0077

Debates
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 - Strasbourg Revised edition

10.9. Implementation of the Treaty provisions concerning enhanced cooperation (A8-0038/2019 - Alain Lamassoure)
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  Andrejs Mamikins (S&D). – Madam President, we must be careful with the tool of enhanced cooperation. First of all, by design it undermines the unity of the EU action and it has repercussions internally and externally. Second, the unanimity rule inside the coalition of the willing allows one Member State to sabotage the whole process, creating the conditions for a Trojan horse to undermine relations among Member States. Third, the real impact on enhanced cooperation is relative. Just take the example of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. It will not have jurisdiction over Hungary, Poland, Ireland, Sweden, Britain and Denmark, which opt out. As a result, combating fraud at EU level will have limited effect because these countries will be free riding. I was the shadow rapporteur of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs’ opinion to this report and I voted in favour, but I’m convinced that enhanced cooperation must aim for full cooperation, which is the ultimate goal.

 
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