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Parliamentary questions
23 September 1999
H-0533/99
ORAL QUESTION for Question Time at the part-session in October I 1999 pursuant to Rule 43 of the Rules of Procedure by Neena Gill to the Commission

 Subject: Establishment of a code of conduct for European multinational companies
 Answer 

In its July report on the forthcoming WTO talks in Seattle, the Commission stated ‘the EU and its Member States are firmly committed to the promotion of democracy, the respect of human rights, and the rule of law. This is reflected in their attachment to core labour standards’. Given this stance, does the Commission favour the establishment of a code of conduct on basic labour standards for European multinationals operating outside the EU, and does it believe that such a code of conduct could be extended to cover basic environmental standards as well?

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