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PV 14/12/2011 - 7.8
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Wednesday, 14 December 2011 - Strasbourg OJ edition

7.8. Future protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial compensation provided for in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (B7-0691/2011) (vote)

- Before the vote on paragraph 7:


  Guido Milana (S&D).(IT) Mr President, I am presenting an oral amendment with regard to the introduction of respect for human rights in this resolution.

The text, which should be inserted after paragraph 7, is as follows: ‘calls on the Commission to introduce into the fisheries agreement with Morocco the clause on respect for human rights, as set out in the European Parliament resolution on human rights and social and environmental standards in international trade agreements’.

I believe that this amendment improves the resolution and gives a timely reminder to the Commission, during the negotiation stage, to take into account the international context which often meets division in Parliament, particularly in this area.


(The oral amendment was accepted)


  Struan Stevenson (ECR). – Mr President, my understanding is that respect for human rights is now included in every Fisheries Partnership Agreement and in every trade agreement that this Parliament creates. Is that not the case? Can we be absolutely certain that what Mr Milana is asking for is accurate?


  President. – I think that we can proceed and thus the proposal by Mr Milana is not pointless or repetitive. When we are talking about human rights, it is always better to say more than to say less.

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