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Procedure : 2008/0249(COD)
Document stages in plenary
Document selected : A7-0028/2011

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Debates :

PV 04/04/2011 - 15
CRE 04/04/2011 - 15

Votes :

PV 05/04/2011 - 4.6
CRE 05/04/2011 - 4.6
Explanations of votes
PV 27/09/2011 - 8.11
CRE 27/09/2011 - 8.11
Explanations of votes

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Tuesday, 27 September 2011 - Strasbourg OJ edition

8.11. Dual-use items and technology (A7-0028/2011 - Jörg Leichtfried) (vote)

- Before the vote:


  Jörg Leichtfried, rapporteur.(DE) Mr President, ladies and gentlemen, there is something that I need to mention very briefly.

Up to now, this House has always been on the side of the democrats, not on the side of the dictators; it has been on the side of those who stand up in support of human rights. That is demonstrated in resolutions, which are certainly very important. However, I am even more pleased that this is now being demonstrated in a report, which also concerns economic interests. Nevertheless, many people have often expressed doubts as to whether we should support this, and this time we have done so for the first time.

We are preventing surveillance software, which could be used to monitor Twitter and Facebook conversations and to create movement profiles, from being supplied unchecked to dictators in the future. These are European products that, up until now, have also been supplied to North Africa. That will change in future.

The only fly in the ointment is that we currently only check after delivery. Perhaps in our next report on dual-use items, we will succeed in establishing these checks prior to delivery. That would be my request for next time.

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