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13-03-2018
POST-2020 MFF AND OWN RESSOURCES: MY EXPLANATION OF VOTE

I am delighted to see the positive results of the votes which took place today. Two objectives: First, it is essential to start the programmes as soon as possible in order to avoid the loss of time that we faced in 2014 and a late agreement. The appropriations destined to the CAP and cohesion funds (ERDF and ESF), as well as the regulations related...

27-02-2018
WHICH ROLE FOR THE CAP IN THE EUROPE OF TOMORROW?

In the framework of the Salon de l’Agriculture, TV AGRI, Groupama and Farm Europe organised a series of debates on “which ambition for the 2020 CAP”. You can find the debates on the Ambition PAC 2020 event’s website with our guests Jean ARTHUIS, Member of the European Parliament; Jean-Yves DAGES, Groupama’s President; Arnaud ROUSSEAU,...

14-02-2018
EUROPEAN CONFERENCE INVESTING IN PEOPLE - THE WAY FORWARD: MY SPEECH

Prime Minister Donchev, Madame Minister Roussinova, Madame Commissioner Thyssen, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great honour for me to have been invited to speak at this conference devoted to investment in human capital that is investment in training and education. I am confident that we all share the conviction that investment in schools, in further...

01-03-2018
POLAND CASE: SUPPORT TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR AN EU’S ACTION

On 1 March 2018, a large majority of the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) supported the triggering of Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) (422 in favour, 147 against and 48 abstentions) during the mini plenary session in Brussels. Through this vote, the European Parliament stated that the current situation in Poland...

07-02-2018
TRANSNATIONAL LISTS: AN INAPPROPRIATE BACKPEDALLING

I voted in favour of the transnational list in order to respect my party’s choice. It is a strong symbol while there are no European parties. However, the plenary rejected it. As far as I am concerned, I reiterate the same reservations as for the national list. What is the link between the elected politician and the citizens in such a wide diversity...