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30-05-2018
THE FUTURE OF FOOD AND FARMING: A CLEARLY STATED VISION AND A STRONG SIGNAL SENT TO THE COMMISSION

The European Parliament has approved with a large majority (468 votes in favour, 89 abstentions and 123 votes against) the initiative report of the Italian MEP Herbert Dorfmann (EPP) on the future of food and farming. It is a strong signal sent to the European Commission before the publication of its legislative proposals. The ALDE French delegation...

30-05-2018
MY SPEECH IN PLENARY ON THE 2021-2027 MFF’S AND OWN RESOURCES’ LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL

My full intervention here: “President, Commissioner, I would like to pay tribute to your commitment and your energy, and to ensure you that we will do everything to go along with you and give to Europe a budget enabling it to face globalisation’s challenges. But we commit ourselves until 2027... Do we think that with a budget of 1.08% or 1.30%...

21-05-2018
MIGRATIONS-RELATED MISSION TO THE FRENCH-ITALIAN BORDER (10-12 MAY 2018)

Migrants coming to Europe must stay on the State’s territory where they arrived first as long as their refugee status has not been formally recognised. This rule is coming from the Dublin agreements that were adopted before the massive migrations of 2014 and 2015. Therefore, first comers cannot enjoy free movement outside of the country where they...

30-05-2018
THE EU BUDGET HAS TO GROW WITHOUT INCREASING THE NATIONAL PUBLIC SPENDING

Since the adoption of the Multiannual Financial Framework’s proposal (MFF) for the 2021-2027 period by the European Commission on 2 May, including the new system of own resources of the European Union, which launched the coming budgetary negotiations, the European Parliament did not have the opportunity to give its formal opinion on these orientations....

14-05-2018
TWO MEPS IN MISSION TO VENTIMIGLIA

After a morning spent in Bardonecchia - upwards on the French-Italian border -, MEPs Jean Arthuis (French) and Daniele Viotti (Italian) continued their parliamentary mission in Ventimiglia yesterday. For both steps, the intention was the same: listening to the authorities and the associations helping migrants in order to make a state-of-the-art...