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Procedure : 2006/2209(REG)
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PV 05/05/2009 - 17
CRE 05/05/2009 - 17

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PV 19/02/2009 - 5.2
CRE 19/02/2009 - 5.2
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PV 06/05/2009 - 4.6
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Wednesday, 6 May 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

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- Report: Eugenijus Maldeikis (A6-0261/2009 )

  Neena Gill (PSE ). - Mr President, we supported this report because it is the right way to go about tackling economic difficulties. We need to use this situation, not to draw in on ourselves and say ‘rescue me’, but to develop new practices and technologies that will enable us to emerge stronger than yesterday.

Mr President, knowing me and knowing you, I know that the focus of my group, to invest in energy efficiency and support attempts to create smart cities represents a fantastic opportunity for all of us and presents a vision for the future. Combined with provisions on energy security, reduction of emissions and job creation, this report takes a holistic approach that will represent the best way for an economy to thrive in the future.

Some MEPs and some political parties reject the idea of large-scale investment at this time. Their short-sightedness of vision takes my breath away and will only do harm in the long run. We can see clearly now what needs to be done, so I urge the UK Government to do its utmost to make the money available through this package.

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