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Procedure : 2008/0157(COD)
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Debates :

PV 22/04/2009 - 17
CRE 22/04/2009 - 17

Votes :

PV 23/04/2009 - 8.8
CRE 23/04/2009 - 8.8
Explanations of votes
Explanations of votes

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Thursday, 23 April 2009 - Strasbourg OJ edition

9. Explanations of vote
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- Report: Jean-Paul Gauzès (A6-0191/2009 )

  Mary Lou McDonald (GUE/NGL ), in writing . − I am completely in favour of more stringent rules regarding financial activities and credit rating agencies.

I did however choose to vote against the report by Mr Gauzès today. This is because the report is insufficient and does not put enough emphasis on the right issues. There is a strong need for public credit rating agencies which do not work for profit, since this is the only way to avoid conflicts of interests in the rating process. This question was not raised in the report in a satisfactory manner. This is only one example of the failings of this report.

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