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Thursday, 26 March 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

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Text tabled : A6-0131/2009

  Philip Claeys (NI).(NL) Mr President, I voted against the three alternative resolutions, as I take the view that counterfeit goods constitute a serious problem and that we must endeavour to afford the European public the best possible protection against the import of such goods. This is to say nothing of the economic implications of counterfeit goods. European customs inspectors must indeed have the right to monitor ships from Indian ports destined for the European Union – by which I mean that this monitoring must take place in Indian ports.

I also find it regrettable that, when the serious terrorist attacks that have taken place are mentioned in this House, the phrase used is ‘political groups’, when everyone knows that the groups concerned are Islamist groups.

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