Parliamentary Question: “VP/HR — Torture in Saudi Arabia”

Question for written answer to the Commission (Vice-President/High Representative) - Rule 130 Submitted by: Kostas Chrysogonos (GUE/NGL) , Lola Sánchez Caldentey (GUE/NGL) , Barbara Spinelli (GUE/NGL) , Igor Šoltes (Verts/ALE) , Molly Scott Cato (Verts/ALE) , Takis Hadjigeorgiou (GUE/NGL) , Paloma López Bermejo (GUE/NGL) , Ivo Vajgl (ALDE) , Emmanouil Glezos (GUE/NGL) , Miroslav Poche (S&D) , Kostadinka Kuneva (GUE/NGL) , Sofia Sakorafa (GUE/NGL) , Tamás Meszerics (Verts/ALE) , Ricardo Serrão Santos (S&D) , Elly Schlein (S&D) , Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL) ...

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Parliamentary Question: “Strike by Birleşik Metal-İş union workers in Turkey”

Question for written answer to the Commission - Rule 130 Submitted by: Neoklis Sylikiotis (GUE/NGL) , Paloma López Bermejo (GUE/NGL) , Kostadinka Kuneva (GUE/NGL) , Inês Cristina Zuber (GUE/NGL) A historic strike in the metal sector has been called following a breakdown in negotiations between the Birleşik Metal-İş union (affiliated to the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DISK)) and the Turkish Metal Employers’ Federation (MESS) over an attempt by MESS to impose a three-year collective bargaining agreement which would do nothing to improve conditions ...

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Parliamentary Question: “Terrifying upsurge in unpaid work in Greece”

Question for written answer to the Commission-  Rule 130 Submitted by: Kostadinka Kuneva (GUE/NGL) , Georgios Katrougkalos (GUE/NGL) , Sofia Sakorafa (GUE/NGL) , Kostas Chrysogonos (GUE/NGL)   Unpaid work is taking place in Greece on a massive scale. According to data published by the control authorities and the Institute of Labour of the Greek General Confederation of Labour (INE-GSEE), approximately 1.2 million employees — one third of the economically active population — have not been paid for between three and fifteen months. This type of ...

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Parliamentary Question: “Massive infringements of the rights of persons with disabilities in Greece”

Question for written answer to the Commission - Rule 130 Submitted by: Kostadinka Kuneva (GUE/NGL) , Kostas Chrysogonos (GUE/NGL)   The most tragic victims of the memorandums in Greece are the 1 million persons with disabilities, whose fundamental rights — and incomes — are being eroded as a result of spending cuts and tax hikes. They have been affected by sharply rising unemployment (90% among the blind). The compulsory recruitment of persons with disabilities under national legislation (Law 2643/98) has come to an end and ways have been found to ...

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Parliamentary Question: ” Impact of Tarakhel v Switzerland on the implementation and possible revision of the Dublin III Regulation”

Question for written answer to the Commission - Rule 130 Submitted by: Barbara Spinelli (GUE/NGL) , Bodil Ceballos (Verts/ALE) , Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL) , Rina Ronja Kari (GUE/NGL) , Kostas Chrysogonos (GUE/NGL) , Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D) , Kostadinka Kuneva (GUE/NGL) , Laura Ferrara (EFDD) , Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL) , Lola Sánchez Caldentey (GUE/NGL) , József Nagy (PPE) , Ana Gomes (S&D)   On 4 November 2014 the European Court of Human Rights ruled, in the case Tarakhel v Switzerland relating to a transfer of asylum-seekers in the ...

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Parliamentary Question: “Syrian refugees in Athens”

Question for written answer to the Commission - Rule 130 Submitted by: Kostas Chrysogonos (GUE/NGL) , Kostadinka Kuneva (GUE/NGL) , Dimitrios Papadimoulis (GUE/NGL) , Emmanouil Glezos (GUE/NGL) , Georgios Katrougkalos (GUE/NGL) , Sofia Sakorafa (GUE/NGL) , Marisa Matias (GUE/NGL) , Barbara Spinelli (GUE/NGL) , Marina Albiol Guzmán (GUE/NGL) , Eleonora Forenza (GUE/NGL) , Pablo Iglesias (GUE/NGL) , Lola Sánchez Caldentey (GUE/NGL) , Pablo Echenique (GUE/NGL) , Marie-Christine Vergiat (GUE/NGL) , Javier Couso Permuy (GUE/NGL) , Soraya Post (S&D) , Kashetu Kyenge ...

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Parliamentary Question: “Need for protection of social rights”

Question for written answer to the Commission - Rule 130 Submitted by: Kostas Chrysogonos (GUE/NGL) , Krystyna Łybacka (S&D) , Helmut Scholz (GUE/NGL) , Merja Kyllönen (GUE/NGL) , Josep-Maria Terricabras (Verts/ALE) , Klaus Buchner (Verts/ALE) , Bart Staes (Verts/ALE) , Fabio De Masi (GUE/NGL) , Jan Keller (S&D) , Marc Tarabella (S&D) , Barbara Spinelli (GUE/NGL) , Tibor Szanyi (S&D) , Vilija Blinkevičiūtė (S&D) , Eva Kaili (S&D) , Kostadinka Kuneva (GUE/NGL) , Anne-Marie Mineur (GUE/NGL) , Ernest Urtasun (Verts/ALE) , Sofia Sakorafa (GUE/NGL) ...

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Parliamentary Question: “Proposal for a directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies’ websites (COM(2012) 721 final)”

Question for written answer to the Council - Rule 130 Submitted by: Pablo Echenique (GUE/NGL) , Kostadinka Kuneva (GUE/NGL) On 26 February 2014, Parliament adopted its position on the proposal for a directive on the accessibility of public sector bodies' websites (COM(2012) 721 final) with the support of a large majority. That proposal, however, has not been given enough priority by the Council. In 2010, the EU ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, under which it must guarantee the accessibility of goods and services, ...

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Parliamentary Question: “Decision-making in the Troika”

Question for written answer to the Commission - Rule 130 Submitted by: Georgios Katrougkalos (GUE/NGL) , Emmanouil Glezos (GUE/NGL) , Kostas Chrysogonos (GUE/NGL) , Kostadinka Kuneva (GUE/NGL)   With the verification of measures implementing the memorandum of understanding for Greece now in its final stages, the Greek press is constantly reporting on additional demands being made by the Troika (IMF, ECB and Commission) on the Greek Government, including a reconfiguration of the insurance system and a return to the legalisation of lock-outs. Apparently ...

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Parliamentary Question: “Plans for a radical overhaul of the basic trade union law

Question for written answer to the Commission - Rule 130 Submitted by: Georgios Katrougkalos (GUE/NGL) , Kostadinka Kuneva (GUE/NGL) According to press reports, in order to complete the ongoing evaluation of obligations under the Memoranda, the Troika is pressing the Greek Government to overhaul basic trade union law No 1264/1982 ‘For democratisation of the trade union movement and the consolidation of the trade union freedoms of workers’. According to the same sources, the reforms that are being promoted will bring about fundamental changes particularly in ...

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