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Early warning in major emergencies
P6_TA(2008)0088P6_DCL(2007)0100

Declaration of the European Parliament on early warning for citizens in major emergencies

The European Parliament ,

–   having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,

A.   whereas it is important to have efficient early warning (EW) for citizens in case of imminent or developing major emergencies, with a view to reducing suffering and the loss of human life,

B.   whereas the establishment of EW and alert systems has been repeatedly requested by Parliament and is provided for in several existing and upcoming legislative acts,

C.   whereas EW systems involve warning authorities by means of regional networks for the prevention of risks (natural, technological, social) and alerting citizens via telecommunications networks (radio, TV, sirens, mobile phones, etc.),

D.   whereas the EU lacks a general, multilingual, simplified and efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies, and whereas the implementation of such a system is directly relevant to several EU policies (telecommunications, environment, health, internal security and civil protection) and also affects others (transport, energy and tourism),

E.   whereas the EU should establish such a system, in combination with appropriate information and training campaigns, to promote life-saving behaviour among threatened citizens,

1.  Calls on the Member States and the Commission to implement the necessary processes and resources to develop an efficient EW system for citizens in case of imminent or developing major emergencies throughout the EU;

2.  Calls on the Commission to present appropriate legislative proposals in this field, taking into account all the risks and policies involved;

3.  Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the Council and the Commission.

List of signatories

Adamos Adamou, Vittorio Agnoletto, Vincenzo Aita, Gabriele Albertini, Alexander Alvaro, Jan Andersson, Georgs Andrejevs, Alfonso Andria, Laima Liucija Andrikienė, Roberta Angelilli, Alfredo Antoniozzi, Kader Arif, Stavros Arnaoutakis, Francisco Assis, Alexandru Athanasiu, Marie-Hélène Aubert, Jean-Pierre Audy, Margrete Auken, Liam Aylward, Peter Baco, Mariela Velichkova Baeva, Etelka Barsi-Pataky, Alessandro Battilocchio, Edit Bauer, Jean Marie Beaupuy, Christopher Beazley, Zsolt László Becsey, Angelika Beer, Ivo Belet, Irena Belohorská, Monika Beňová, Thijs Berman, Slavi Binev, Sebastian Valentin Bodu, Guy Bono, Mario Borghezio, Josep Borrell Fontelles, Umberto Bossi, Victor Boştinaru, Costas Botopoulos, Bernadette Bourzai, John Bowis, Sharon Bowles, Iles Braghetto, Hiltrud Breyer, Jan Březina, André Brie, Renato Brunetta, Kathalijne Maria Buitenweg, Wolfgang Bulfon, Udo Bullmann, Nicodim Bulzesc, Ieke van den Burg, Niels Busk, Cristian Silviu Buşoi, Philippe Busquin, Simon Busuttil, Jerzy Buzek, Marco Cappato, Marie-Arlette Carlotti, David Casa, Paulo Casaca, Michael Cashman, Carlo Casini, Françoise Castex, Giuseppe Castiglione, Pilar del Castillo Vera, Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, Giulietto Chiesa, Ole Christensen, Silvia Ciornei, Luigi Cocilovo, Carlos Coelho, Richard Corbett, Dorette Corbey, Giovanna Corda, Jean Louis Cottigny, Michael Cramer, Brian Crowley, Magor Imre Csibi, Marek Aleksander Czarnecki, Ryszard Czarnecki, Daniel Dăianu, Joseph Daul, Dragoş Florin David, Bairbre de Brún, Arūnas Degutis, Véronique De Keyser, Gianni De Michelis, Gérard Deprez, Marie-Hélène Descamps, Harlem Désir, Nirj Deva, Christine De Veyrac, Mia De Vits, Agustín Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, Valdis Dombrovskis, Beniamino Donnici, Bert Doorn, Brigitte Douay, Den Dover, Mojca Drčar Murko, Constantin Dumitriu, Michl Ebner, Edite Estrela, Harald Ettl, Göran Färm, Carlo Fatuzzo, Emanuel Jardim Fernandes, Anne Ferreira, Elisa Ferreira, Ilda Figueiredo, Věra Flasarová, Hélène Flautre, Alessandro Foglietta, Hanna Foltyn-Kubicka, Nicole Fontaine, Glyn Ford, Janelly Fourtou, Armando França, Ingo Friedrich, Sorin Frunzăverde, Urszula Gacek, Kinga Gál, Milan Gaľa, Iratxe García Pérez, Giuseppe Gargani, Patrick Gaubert, Jean-Paul Gauzès, Jas Gawronski, Evelyne Gebhardt, Eugenijus Gentvilas, Georgios Georgiou, Bronisław Geremek, Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg, Claire Gibault, Adam Gierek, Ioannis Gklavakis, Bogdan Golik, Bruno Gollnisch, Ana Maria Gomes, Donata Gottardi, Genowefa Grabowska, Louis Grech, Nathalie Griesbeck, Elly de Groen-Kouwenhoven, Mathieu Grosch, Françoise Grossetête, Lilli Gruber, Ignasi Guardans Cambó, Ambroise Guellec, Pedro Guerreiro, Umberto Guidoni, Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines, Fiona Hall, David Hammerstein, Benoît Hamon, Gábor Harangozó, Marian Harkin, Rebecca Harms, Satu Hassi, Adeline Hazan, Anna Hedh, Erna Hennicot-Schoepges, Edit Herczog, Esther Herranz García, Jim Higgins, Ian Hudghton, Stephen Hughes, Alain Hutchinson, Jana Hybášková, Filiz Hakaeva Hyusmenova, Monica Maria Iacob-Ridzi, Mikel Irujo Amezaga, Marie Anne Isler Béguin, Lily Jacobs, Mieczysław Edmund Janowski, Lívia Járóka, Rumiana Jeleva, Anne E. Jensen, Pierre Jonckheer, Romana Jordan Cizelj, Madeleine Jouye de Grandmaison, Jelko Kacin, Filip Kaczmarek, Gisela Kallenbach, Sajjad Karim, Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann, Piia-Noora Kauppi, Metin Kazak, Tunne Kelam, Glenys Kinnock, Evgeni Kirilov, Ewa Klamt, Wolf Klinz, Dieter-Lebrecht Koch, Jaromír Kohlíček, Maria Eleni Koppa, Magda Kósáné Kovács, Miloš Koterec, Sergej Kozlík, Guntars Krasts, Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Ģirts Valdis Kristovskis, Wiesław Stefan Kuc, Jan Jerzy Kułakowski, Sepp Kusstatscher, André Laignel, Alain Lamassoure, Jean Lambert, Stavros Lambrinidis, Vytautas Landsbergis, Anne Laperrouze, Romano Maria La Russa, Stéphane Le Foll, Roselyne Lefrançois, Bernard Lehideux, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Marine Le Pen, Fernand Le Rachinel, Janusz Lewandowski, Bogusław Liberadzki, Marie-Noëlle Lienemann, Kartika Tamara Liotard, Alain Lipietz, Pia Elda Locatelli, Andrea Losco, Caroline Lucas, Sarah Ludford, Elizabeth Lynne, Marusya Ivanova Lyubcheva, Mary Lou McDonald, Edward McMillan-Scott, Jamila Madeira, Ramona Nicole Mănescu, Vladimír Maňka, Thomas Mann, Mario Mantovani, Marian-Jean Marinescu, Helmuth Markov, David Martin, Maria Matsouka, Mario Mauro, Manolis Mavrommatis, Manuel Medina Ortega, Erik Meijer, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, Emilio Menéndez del Valle, Willy Meyer Pleite, Rosa Miguélez Ramos, Miroslav Mikolášik, Gay Mitchell, Nickolay Mladenov, Viktória Mohácsi, Javier Moreno Sánchez, Luisa Morgantini, Philippe Morillon, Elisabeth Morin, Roberto Musacchio, Cristiana Muscardini, Francesco Musotto, Alessandra Mussolini, Pasqualina Napoletano, Robert Navarro, Cătălin-Ioan Nechifor, Catherine Neris, Bill Newton Dunn, James Nicholson, Rareş-Lucian Niculescu, Ljudmila Novak, Raimon Obiols i Germà, Vural Öger, Cem Özdemir, Seán Ó Neachtain, Gérard Onesta, Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Dumitru Oprea, Josu Ortuondo Larrea, Csaba Őry, Siiri Oviir, Justas Vincas Paleckis, Marie Panayotopoulos-Cassiotou, Marco Pannella, Dimitrios Papadimoulis, Atanas Paparizov, Georgios Papastamkos, Neil Parish, Ioan Mircea Paşcu, Vincent Peillon, Alojz Peterle, Maria Petre, Tobias Pflüger, Willi Piecyk, Rihards Pīks, João de Deus Pinheiro, Józef Pinior, Gianni Pittella, Zita Pleštinská, Rovana Plumb, Guido Podestà, Anni Podimata, Zdzisław Zbigniew Podkański, Bernard Poignant, Adriana Poli Bortone, José Javier Pomés Ruiz, Mihaela Popa, Nicolae Vlad Popa, Bernd Posselt, Christa Prets, Pierre Pribetich, Vittorio Prodi, Jacek Protasiewicz, Luís Queiró, Bilyana Ilieva Raeva, Miloslav Ransdorf, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Vladimír Remek, Karin Resetarits, José Ribeiro e Castro, Teresa Riera Madurell, Frédérique Ries, Karin Riis-Jørgensen, Giovanni Rivera, Michel Rocard, Bogusław Rogalski, Luca Romagnoli, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Wojciech Roszkowski, Dagmar Roth-Behrendt, Libor Rouček, Martine Roure, Christian Rovsing, Heide Rühle, Leopold Józef Rutowicz, Eoin Ryan, Tokia Saïfi, Aloyzas Sakalas, Katrin Saks, María Isabel Salinas García, Antolín Sánchez Presedo, Manuel António dos Santos, Amalia Sartori, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, Gilles Savary, Toomas Savi, Pierre Schapira, Margaritis Schinas, Olle Schmidt, Pál Schmitt, György Schöpflin, Inger Segelström, Adrian Severin, Brian Simpson, Kathy Sinnott, Csaba Sógor, Bogusław Sonik, Bart Staes, Grażyna Staniszewska, Margarita Starkevičiūtė, Petya Stavreva, Dirk Sterckx, Theodor Dumitru Stolojan, Dimitar Stoyanov, Daniel Strož, Alexander Stubb, Margie Sudre, László Surján, Gianluca Susta, Hannes Swoboda, József Szájer, Andrzej Jan Szejna, István Szent-Iványi, Antonio Tajani, Hannu Takkula, Andres Tarand, Salvatore Tatarella, Britta Thomsen, Marianne Thyssen, Radu Ţîrle, Gary Titley, Patrizia Toia, László Tőkés, Ewa Tomaszewska, Jacques Toubon, Antonios Trakatellis, Catherine Trautmann, Kyriacos Triantaphyllides, Claude Turmes, Evangelia Tzampazi, Feleknas Uca, Vladimir Urutchev, Inese Vaidere, Nikolaos Vakalis, Adina-Ioana Vălean, Johan Van Hecke, Anne Van Lancker, Daniel Varela Suanzes-Carpegna, Ioannis Varvitsiotis, Ari Vatanen, Yannick Vaugrenard, Armando Veneto, Riccardo Ventre, Donato Tommaso Veraldi, Bernadette Vergnaud, Marcello Vernola, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Kristian Vigenin, Cornelis Visser, Oldřich Vlasák, Dominique Vlasto, Johannes Voggenhuber, Sahra Wagenknecht, Diana Wallis, Henri Weber, Anders Wijkman, Iuliu Winkler, Janusz Wojciechowski, Corien Wortmann-Kool, Francis Wurtz, Anna Záborská, Zbigniew Zaleski, Stefano Zappalà, Tomáš Zatloukal, Tatjana Ždanoka, Dushana Zdravkova, Josef Zieleniec, Roberts Zīle, Gabriele Zimmer, Marian Zlotea, Jaroslav Zvěřina, Tadeusz Zwiefka

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