MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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14.3.2016
PE579.819v01-00
 
B8-0405/2016

pursuant to Rule 133 of the Rules of Procedure


on agreements between big supermarkets and French livestock farmers


Edouard Ferrand, Steeve Briois

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on agreements between big supermarkets and French livestock farmers  
B8-0405/2016

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Rule 133 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the group of independent retailers, Intermarché, in an agreement with its competitor, Leclerc, had decided to purchase pork at a floor price of EUR 1.40 per kilo with a view to supporting the crisis-ridden pork industry;

B.  whereas the European Commission decided to investigate Intermarché for having entered into an agreement with its competitor, Leclerc, an agreement deemed by the Commission as ‘discriminatory towards third countries’;

1.  Notes that the Commission is withholding from opening a similar investigation in Germany which, due to the adverse effects of the Posted Workers Directive, is facilitating the use of underpaid workers from Eastern European countries, a genuine policy of wage dumping which undermines competition;

2.  Invites the Commission to reconsider its position on the issue, which is clearly discriminatory towards French manufacturers subject to rules and in-built costs.

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