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Procedure : 2015/0278(COD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A8-0188/2017

Texts tabled :


Debates :

PV 13/09/2017 - 16
CRE 13/09/2017 - 16

Votes :

PV 14/09/2017 - 8.1
CRE 14/09/2017 - 8.1

Texts adopted :


Wednesday, 13 September 2017 - Strasbourg Revised edition

16. Accessibility requirements for products and services (debate)
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  Daniel Dalton (ECR ). – Mr President, this is a very important file and will open up many more goods and services to ensure that everyone can benefit from them. Accessibility is key to that: making everyday products and services that many of us take for granted easier to use for people with different needs, but a balance has to be achieved to make sure that everyone can adapt in a reasonable timeframe and without undue cost. But I believe we have got a very good balance and we will support Mr Løkkegaard’s report. It is also worth remembering that this act will help more than 150 million elderly people in Europe, making their lives easier. Allowing more independent living for longer is critical as our population continues to age.

So I very much welcome this report and the real and tangible improvements that it will make to everyday lives. We debated this at length in the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. When people say that they want to be more ambitious, I struggle to understand what they mean. A proposal has to be realistic. Otherwise it is not ambitious at all, just virtue seeking. This is a realistic proposal and it will advance accessibility for disabled people. Let’s get behind it.

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