Ramon Tremosa i Balcells (ALDE
), in writing. −
I voted in favour and support this year human rights report as this is one of the most important functions, namely to perform an oversight function in respect of the Council’s and the Commission’s performance on human rights policy. This strengthens the European Union’s role as the guardian of human rights worldwide. The European Parliament should continue to be involved in the European Union’s human rights dialogues; this House should monitor and continue to raise issues linked to violations and persecutions of minorities worldwide from Tibetans and Uighurs in China to Montagnards in Vietnam to the Sam Rainsy Party in Cambodia! The EU should increase in its efforts to support non-violent opposition in all authoritarian regimes and stop the status quo and business-as-usual policy with regard to countries which reiterate and continue to abuse human rights!