Plenary focus - May

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  • Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan
    Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan

    CAP young farmers

    Whilst there are some good aspects to the report, it fails to address the core issue leading to not enough new entrants into agriculture which is the lack of profitability in the sector. The report instead focuses on peripheral issues which, whilst important, will not drive the required change. Ultimately the report represents a lost opportunity to address a critical issue for agriculture.

  • Helmut Scholz
    Helmut Scholz
    Debate: Tuesday
    Vote: Wednesday

    Protection Against Dumping

    Success for the Left in this new anti-dumping instrument! The EU is now the first major player in the world to include social and environmental costs when setting a fair price level for international comparison. After years of negotiation, the Commission can now act against social and environmental dumping in third countries - a core demand for the Left - and also take measures against mutlinationals. We must now develop the regulatory framework in world trade to prevent labour abuse and environmental degradation.