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Parliamentary questions
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17 January 2019
Question for written answer E-000223-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Robert Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz (EFDD)

 Subject:  Human rights violations in France
 Answer in writing 

In recent years the Commission has addressed the issue of the rule of law in EU countries, with Vice-President Frans Timmermans taking the lead. Recently, mass protests have been taking place in Western Europe, particularly in France.

The brutality with which the police have suppressed those protests has been shocking. At the same time, in response to the protests the French Government has announced the introduction of a very strict law limiting the possibilities for organising protests and civic assemblies.

1. Is the Commission monitoring the French law limiting the right of citizens to assemble?

2. Does the Commission intend to call on France to stop the procedure to pass a law banning the organisation of certain public meetings and political protests?

3. How does the Commission assess the actions taken by the French Government to suppress the so-called gilets jaunes protests?

Original language of question: PL 
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