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MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION
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29.6.2016
PE585.302v01-00
 
B8-0865/2016/REV

to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission

pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure


on recent developments in Poland and their impact on fundamental rights as laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2016/2774(RSP))


Mario Borghezio, Harald Vilimsky, Stanisław Żółtek on behalf of the ENF Group

European Parliament resolution on recent developments in Poland and their impact on fundamental rights as laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2016/2774(RSP))  
B8‑0865/2016/REV

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) and to Articles 3 to 6 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU),

–  having regard to the statements by the Council and the Commission of 5 July 2016 on recent developments in Poland and their impact on fundamental rights as laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union,

–  having regard to Rule 123(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

A.  whereas the EU is not entitled to interfere in Member States’ exclusive competences;

B.  whereas the Commission and Parliament have repeatedly reacted in an inappropriate manner by criticising the sovereign decisions that European citizens have taken through elections and referendums;

C.  whereas the Polish Government has not so far presented any legislative proposal on modifications to the right to abortion;

D.  bearing in mind that Poland has not signed the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union;

1.  Considers unfounded any attempts to interfere in Member States’ exclusive competences, including Polish internal affairs;

2.  Solemnly reaffirms its attachment to the principles of identity and national sovereignty, which form an indivisible whole with the principle of freedom;

3.  Recalls that the Commission is not a political body, but the Union’s executive body, and that it must therefore comply strictly with the Treaties, including Article 5 TEU and Articles 3 to 6 TFEU;

4.  Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States.

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