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A6-0035/2009

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PV 09/03/2009 - 26

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PV 11/03/2009 - 5.18
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Texts adopted :

P6_TA(2009)0118

Debates
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

6. Explanations of vote
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- Report: Dirk Sterckx (A6-0100/2009 )

  Bairbre de Brún and Mary Lou McDonald (GUE/NGL ), in writing. − We welcome the shift in emphasis in this resolution, and some of the positive proposals in relation to regulation of the financial sector, innovation, energy efficiency and investment, as well as acknowledgement of the need to protect employment, create jobs, combat poverty and focus on the most vulnerable groups in society.

However, the logic of the Lisbon Strategy is flawed and needs to be fundamentally revised, particularly in light of the new economic situation.

In addition, three are a number of specific proposals contained in the resolution which are short-sighted and counter-productive, such as the insistence on deregulation and on flexible employment practices leading to a weakening of workers rights.

For these reasons, we abstained in the final vote on this report.

 
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