Plenary focus - January 2022
Manon AubryDebate: Wednesday
French Presidency of the European Union
Emmanuel Macron could and should have postponed the French Presidency instead of using it as a mere communication tool for his campaign. France is missing a unique opportunity to push for a progressive European agenda... only for electoral reasons! Macron’s proposals are timeworn neoliberal recipes based on market rules and competition. Our group will support a radical alternative to tackle climate change and rising inequalities : break with austerity and competition rules that have been suspended since the beginning of the pandemic and might come back in the next few months!
Martin SchirdewanDebate: Wednesday
Digital Services Act
The DSA must clean up the Internet and make it safe for users. This opportunity threatens to be missed. The loopholes that will allow platforms to hide behind the protection of trade secrets must be closed. The ban on personalized advertising for minors is not enough. I will continue to fight for a full ban on collecting personal data to end the unscrupulous business practices.
Sira RegoDebate: MondayVote: Tuesday
Election of the President of Parliament
In Europe, we have two opposite models confronting each other when it comes to rethinking our societies in the face of the historical challenges ahead of us. We already know the reactionary model: fear, hate and violence with the aim of turning the rights of everyone into the privilege of a few. But there is an alternative to move towards a more social, more ecological and more feminist Europe. Let us build together a new consensus that places the common good and human rights at its center.
Dimitris PapadimoulisVote: Tuesday
Election of Vice-Presidents of Parliament
In June 2019, 61% of the MEPs entrusted me to continue being a Vice President. My political group, The Left, honors me by unanimously proposing me again, for the second time during this parliamentary period as a candidate. My aim and intention is to continue working as Vice President, serving this Institution and the people, respecting and promoting the founding ideas and principles of democracy, participation, transparency and accountability.