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Carles PUIGDEMONT I CASAMAJÓ

Non-inscrits

Espagne - Junts per Catalunya - Lliures per Europa (Espagne)

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INTA
Commission du commerce international
D-ME
Délégation à la commission parlementaire de stabilisation et d'association UE-Monténégro
DPAP
Délégation pour les relations avec le Parlement panafricain

Membre suppléant

TRAN
Commission des transports et du tourisme

Dernières activités

Conclusion de l’accord de libre-échange entre l’Union européenne et le Viêt Nam (A9-0003/2020 - Geert Bourgeois) EN

12-02-2020
Explications de vote écrites

I have abstained in this vote. This FTA is surely necessary for European companies, especially SMEs, as 99% of tariffs disappear and 169 GIs (12 Catalan) are defended and guaranteed. And it presents a chapter on Trade and Sustainable Development, which is also a legal innovation when it comes to FTAs. Yet Vietnam is a communist one-party authoritarian regime and the EU may end up, not willingly, to increase its resilience even if it does want to change that South-Asian nation.
Therefore, we must keep denouncing that the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has political prisoners and exiles, and so does the EU, sadly. The Union cannot pretend to push for the democratisation and the strict application of the rule of law abroad when it fails to do so in its Member States. Once we put our home in order, we will be able to push for our interests without any fear of being pointed out as hypocrites.

Accord de protection des investissements entre l’Union européenne et le Viêt Nam (A9-0002/2020 - Geert Bourgeois) EN

12-02-2020
Explications de vote écrites

I abstained. In terms of investment protection, EU-Vietnam bilateral standards are established, the Vietnamese Government or officials will not be able to conduct discriminated harassment or expropriation of EU companies, whose safety, on the contrary, will have to be guaranteed by the Vietnamese Government. Also, a dispute settlement court mechanism will be set up in order to guarantee proper transparency and accountability in the upcoming trade relations between the Union and Vietnam. Yet the EU must do more in order to prevent Vietnam’s communist regime from attempting to disregard human rights by pushing for real implementation of International Labour Organisation Conventions and an end to political repression. We have to be aware, though, that as long as the EU has political prisoners and exiles of its own, its demands may fall on deaf ears.

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