Procedure : 2009/2550(RSP)
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Document selected : B6-0135/2009

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B6-0135/2009

Debates :

PV 12/03/2009 - 6
CRE 12/03/2009 - 6

Votes :

PV 12/03/2009 - 7.18
CRE 12/03/2009 - 7.18
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Texts adopted :

P6_TA(2009)0142

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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See also joint motion for a resolution RC-B6-0135/2009
10 March 2009
PE420.396
 
B6‑0135/2009
further to Question for Oral Answer B6‑0012/2009
pursuant to Rule 108(5) of the Rules of Procedure
by Monica Frassoni, Hélène Flautre, Eva Lichtenberger, CityplaceMilan Horáček, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Mikel Irujo Amezaga and Helga Trüpel
on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group
on the situation in Tibet, the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising and the negotiations between the People's Republic of China and the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Tibet, the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan uprising and the negotiations between the People's Republic of China and the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama 
B6‑0135/2009

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to its previous resolutions on country-regionChinacountry-region and placeTibet, in particular those of 10 April and 10 July 2009,

–  having regard the statement made by the Dalai Lama to the European Parliament on 4 December 2008,

–  having regard to Rule 108(5) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas March 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama’s flight from country-regionTibetcountry-region and the beginning of his exile in placeIndia,

B.  whereas eight rounds of dialogue between the envoys of the Dalai Lama and representatives of the Chinese Government have produced no breakthrough and no further talks are planned,

C.  whereas the Memorandum on Genuine Autonomy for the Tibetan People, produced at the request of the Chinese Government and presented by envoys of the Dalai Lama at the eighth round of talks in November 2008 in Beijing, respects the principles underpinning the Chinese Constitution and the territorial integrity of the People’s Republic of China, but was rejected by the Chinese Government as an attempt at 'semi-independence' and 'independence in disguise',

D.  whereas over the last few days the Chinese authorities have tightened security in country-regionplaceTibet, with journalists and foreigners being banned from visiting the region and permits already issued to foreigners cancelled,

1.  Urges the Chinese Government to resume the talks with the representatives of the Dalai Lama and to consider the Memorandum for Genuine Autonomy for the Tibetan People of November 2008 as a basis for substantive discussion leading towards positive, meaningful change in Tibet consistent with the principles outlined in the Constitution and laws of the People’s Republic of China;

2.  Calls on the Council to set up a 'Truth Committee' to ascertain what exactly happened during the negotiations between the People's Republic of country-regionplaceChina and the envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama;

3.  Calls on the Council Presidency, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the exile of the Dalai Lama to India, to adopt a declaration urging the Chinese Government to start meaningful and result-oriented negotiations without preconditions with the Dalai Lama and his envoys and to include a reference to the Memorandum for Genuine Autonomy for the Tibetan People;

4.  Urges the Chinese authorities to grant UN human rights experts and other independent observers unimpeded access to country-regionplaceTibet so that they can investigate the situation there;

5.  Calls on the Chinese Government to release immediately and unconditionally all those detained solely for engaging in peaceful protest and account for all those who have been killed or gone missing and all those detained, indicating their names, their whereabouts and the charges against them;

6.  Asks the Chinese authorities to provide unrestricted foreign media access to Tibet, including the Tibetan areas outside the Tibet Autonomous Region, and to abolish the special permits required for access to the Tibet Autonomous Region;

7.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the governments and parliaments of the PlaceNameMemberPlaceType Statescountry-region, the President, Government and Parliament of the People's Republic of placeChina and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

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