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Document stages in plenary
Document selected : O-000003/2017

Texts tabled :

O-000003/2017 (B8-0216/2017)

Debates :

PV 03/04/2017 - 17
CRE 03/04/2017 - 17

Votes :

Texts adopted :

Monday, 3 April 2017 - Strasbourg Revised edition

17. Commission’s answers to written questions (debate)
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  Geoffrey Van Orden (ECR ). – Madam President, my apologies for being late in the Chamber. I just wanted to support the question that has been put down this afternoon because when many of us ask questions of the Commission or the Council, I get the impression that they sometimes think we are just doing it out of badness or just to make some political point, whereas often what we are trying to do is genuinely seek information and perhaps forward some useful political process. On a number of occasions I have put down questions and I have either had a delay, or when I have had a reply it has been a thoroughly inadequate response. For example, in December I put down a question about the negotiations going on in Cyprus and asking what sort of helpful role could the Council and Commission be playing in those negotiations, and it was not until February that I got a reply and it told me absolutely nothing at all, so I do think we need to seriously look at this issue.

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