Index 
 Previous 
 Next 
 Full text 
Texts adopted
WORD 49k
Thursday, 8 May 2008 - Brussels Final edition
Microcredit
P6_TA(2008)0199P6_DCL(2008)0002

Declaration of the European Parliament on microcredit

The European Parliament ,

–   having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.   whereas microcredit represents a method of lending small amounts that can be accessed by disadvantaged persons,

B.   whereas microcredit has permitted the extremely successful development of self-help employment projects, while also enabling the improvement of living conditions, and is also an important vehicle for the empowerment of women,

C.   whereas microcredit is a key tool for the combating of poverty and an instrument for achieving the Millennium Goals,

1.  Requests the Commission and the Council to recognise the importance of microcredit in the context of the Barcelona Process and in the neighbourhood and development policies;

2.  Calls on the Commission and the Council to lend greater support to microcredit projects and to bolster programmes to help women in that connection;

3.  Calls for human and financial resources to be allocated to microcredit projects in developing countries and in Mediterranean countries;

4.  Suggests that a joint microcredit association be created to certify the credibility of projects;

5.  Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the Council and the Commission:

List of signatories

Adamos Adamou, Vittorio Agnoletto, Vincenzo Aita, Gabriele Albertini, Jan Andersson, Georgs Andrejevs, Alfonso Andria, Laima Liucija Andrikienė, Emmanouil Angelakas, Roberta Angelilli, Kader Arif, Stavros Arnaoutakis, Francisco Assis, Elspeth Attwooll, Marie-Hélène Aubert, Margrete Auken, Inés Ayala Sender, Liam Aylward, Peter Baco, Maria Badia i Cutchet, Mariela Velichkova Baeva, Enrique Barón Crespo, Alessandro Battilocchio, Katerina Batzeli, Edit Bauer, Jean Marie Beaupuy, Zsolt László Becsey, Angelika Beer, Ivo Belet, Irena Belohorská, Monika Beňová, Rolf Berend, Giovanni Berlinguer, Sebastian Valentin Bodu, Herbert Bösch, Vito Bonsignore, Josep Borrell Fontelles, Victor Boştinaru, Costas Botopoulos, Bernadette Bourzai, John Bowis, Emine Bozkurt, Iles Braghetto, Frieda Brepoels, Hiltrud Breyer, André Brie, Elmar Brok, Wolfgang Bulfon, Udo Bullmann, Nicodim Bulzesc, Ieke van den Burg, Philip Bushill-Matthews, Cristian Silviu Buşoi, Philippe Busquin, Simon Busuttil, Jerzy Buzek, Luis Manuel Capoulas Santos, Marco Cappato, Marie-Arlette Carlotti, Carlos Carnero González, Paulo Casaca, Michael Cashman, Carlo Casini, Françoise Castex, Giusto Catania, Alejandro Cercas, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Giulietto Chiesa, Ole Christensen, Philip Claeys, Luigi Cocilovo, Carlos Coelho, Richard Corbett, Giovanna Corda, Thierry Cornillet, Jean Louis Cottigny, Paul Marie Coûteaux, Michael Cramer, Corina Creţu, Gabriela Creţu, Brian Crowley, Magor Imre Csibi, Joseph Daul, Antonio De Blasio, Arūnas Degutis, Véronique De Keyser, Panayiotis Demetriou, Gérard Deprez, Proinsias De Rossa, Marie-Hélène Descamps, Albert Deß, Nirj Deva, Mia De Vits, Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Alexandra Dobolyi, Beniamino Donnici, Brigitte Douay, Avril Doyle, Mojca Drčar Murko, Bárbara Dührkop Dührkop, Árpád Duka-Zólyomi, Constantin Dumitriu, Christian Ehler, Saïd El Khadraoui, Maria da Assunção Esteves, Edite Estrela, Harald Ettl, Robert Evans, Richard Falbr, Carlo Fatuzzo, Szabolcs Fazakas, Emanuel Jardim Fernandes, Francesco Ferrari, Anne Ferreira, Elisa Ferreira, Ilda Figueiredo, Petru Filip, Věra Flasarová, Hélène Flautre, Alessandro Foglietta, Nicole Fontaine, Glyn Ford, Juan Fraile Cantón, Armando França, Monica Frassoni, Duarte Freitas, Ingo Friedrich, Urszula Gacek, Michael Gahler, Kinga Gál, Milan Gaľa, Gerardo Galeote, Vicente Miguel Garcés Ramón, Iratxe García Pérez, Giuseppe Gargani, Jean-Paul Gauzès, Evelyne Gebhardt, Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Claire Gibault, Adam Gierek, Robert Goebbels, Bogdan Golik, Bruno Gollnisch, Ana Maria Gomes, Donata Gottardi, Hélène Goudin, Genowefa Grabowska, Vasco Graça Moura, Ingeborg Gräßle, Luis de Grandes Pascual, Martí Grau i Segú, Louis Grech, Lissy Gröner, Françoise Grossetête, Lilli Gruber, Ignasi Guardans Cambó, Umberto Guidoni, Zita Gurmai, Catherine Guy-Quint, Fiona Hall, David Hammerstein, Benoît Hamon, Małgorzata Handzlik, Gábor Harangozó, Marian Harkin, Rebecca Harms, Joel Hasse Ferreira, Satu Hassi, Adeline Hazan, Christopher Heaton-Harris, Anna Hedh, Gyula Hegyi, Jacky Hénin, Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Edit Herczog, Esther Herranz García, Jens Holm, Mary Honeyball, Richard Howitt, Ján Hudacký, Stephen Hughes, Alain Hutchinson, Jana Hybášková, Mikel Irujo Amezaga, Marie Anne Isler Béguin, Lily Jacobs, Mieczysław Edmund Janowski, Lívia Járóka, Elisabeth Jeggle, Rumiana Jeleva, Karin Jöns, Romana Jordan Cizelj, Madeleine Jouye de Grandmaison, Jelko Kacin, Filip Kaczmarek, Gisela Kallenbach, Othmar Karas, Sajjad Karim, Ioannis Kasoulides, Piia-Noora Kauppi, Tunne Kelam, Glenys Kinnock, Evgeni Kirilov, Ewa Klamt, Christa Klaß, Eija-Riitta Korhola, Magda Kósáné Kovács, Miloš Koterec, Sergej Kozlík, Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis, Urszula Krupa, Wiesław Stefan Kuc, Helmut Kuhne, Sepp Kusstatscher, André Laignel, Alain Lamassoure, Jean Lambert, Stavros Lambrinidis, Alexander Lambsdorff, Vytautas Landsbergis, Carl Lang, Stéphane Le Foll, Jörg Leichtfried, Jo Leinen, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Bogusław Liberadzki, Marcin Libicki, Eva Lichtenberger, Marie-Noëlle Lienemann, Kartika Tamara Liotard, Alain Lipietz, Pia Elda Locatelli, Antonio López-Istúriz White, Andrea Losco, Patrick Louis, Caroline Lucas, Sarah Ludford, Astrid Lulling, Nils Lundgren, Marusya Ivanova Lyubcheva, Linda McAvan, Arlene McCarthy, Mary Lou McDonald, Edward McMillan-Scott, Jamila Madeira, Eugenijus Maldeikis, Vladimír Maňka, Erika Mann, Thomas Mann, Mario Mantovani, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Helmuth Markov, Sérgio Marques, David Martin, Jean-Claude Martinez, Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez, Jan Tadeusz Masiel, Antonio Masip Hidalgo, Maria Matsouka, Mario Mauro, Manolis Mavrommatis, Hans-Peter Mayer, Manuel Medina Ortega, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, Emilio Menéndez del Valle, Willy Meyer Pleite, Rosa Miguélez Ramos, Marianne Mikko, Miroslav Mikolášik, Gay Mitchell, Nickolay Mladenov, Claude Moraes, Javier Moreno Sánchez, Luisa Morgantini, Philippe Morillon, Elisabeth Morin, Roberto Musacchio, Pasqualina Napoletano, Cătălin-Ioan Nechifor, Catherine Neris, Angelika Niebler, Lambert van Nistelrooij, Ljudmila Novak, Raimon Obiols i Germà, Vural Öger, Cem Özdemir, Péter Olajos, Jan Olbrycht, Gérard Onesta, Josu Ortuondo Larrea, Siiri Oviir, Reino Paasilinna, Justas Vincas Paleckis, Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Marco Pannella, Pier Antonio Panzeri, Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Atanas Paparizov, Neil Parish, Ioan Mircea Paşcu, Aldo Patriciello, Béatrice Patrie, Vincent Peillon, Alojz Peterle, Maria Petre, Tobias Pflüger, Rihards Pīks, João de Deus Pinheiro, Józef Pinior, Mirosław Mariusz Piotrowski, Umberto Pirilli, Lapo Pistelli, Gianni Pittella, Francisca Pleguezuelos Aguilar, Zita Pleštinská, Rovana Plumb, Zdzisław Zbigniew Podkański, Bernard Poignant, José Javier Pomés Ruiz, Mihaela Popa, Miguel Portas, Bernd Posselt, Christa Prets, Pierre Pribetich, Vittorio Prodi, Jacek Protasiewicz, John Purvis, Luís Queiró, Reinhard Rack, Bilyana Ilieva Raeva, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Karin Resetarits, José Ribeiro e Castro, Teresa Riera Madurell, Giovanni Rivera, Marco Rizzo, Michel Rocard, Zuzana Roithová, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Wojciech Roszkowski, Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, Mechtild Rothe, Libor Rouček, Martine Roure, Paul Rübig, Leopold Józef Rutowicz, Eoin Ryan, Tokia Saïfi, Aloyzas Sakalas, José Ignacio Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, María Isabel Salinas García, Antolín Sánchez Presedo, Manuel António dos Santos, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Gilles Savary, Luciana Sbarbati, Pierre Schapira, Karin Scheele, Lydia Schenardi, Agnes Schierhuber, Frithjof Schmidt, Jürgen Schröder, Elisabeth Schroedter, Inger Segelström, Adrian Severin, José Albino Silva Peneda, Peter Skinner, Nina Škottová, Alyn Smith, Csaba Sógor, Bogusław Sonik, María Sornosa Martínez, Sérgio Sousa Pinto, Jean Spautz, Bart Staes, Peter Šťastný, Petya Stavreva, Catherine Stihler, Theodor Dumitru Stolojan, Daniel Strož, Margie Sudre, László Surján, Eva-Britt Svensson, Hannes Swoboda, József Szájer, Konrad Szymański, Antonio Tajani, Salvatore Tatarella, Britta Thomsen, Silvia-Adriana Ţicău, Gary Titley, Patrizia Toia, László Tőkés, Ewa Tomaszewska, Jacques Toubon, Kyriacos Triantaphyllides, Evangelia Tzampazi, Feleknas Uca, Vladimir Urutchev, Nikolaos Vakalis, Johan Van Hecke, Anne Van Lancker, Ioannis Varvitsiotis, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Philippe de Villiers, Dominique Vlasto, Johannes Voggenhuber, Sahra Wagenknecht, Henri Weber, Renate Weber, Åsa Westlund, Anders Wijkman, Iuliu Winkler, Bernard Wojciechowski, Corien Wortmann-Kool, Francis Wurtz, Luis Yañez-Barnuevo García, Anna Záborská, Zbigniew Zaleski, Mauro Zani, Tomáš Zatloukal, Dushana Zdravkova, Gabriele Zimmer

Last updated: 25 November 2008Legal notice