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Talk is cheap, it's votes that count. Click on the different issues below to find out how MEPs voted in these important votes on key issues for the Greens (economic, social and environmental policy, democracy and civil liberties among others). Once you have chosen the issue, you can choose to see how a whole political group voted or how MEPs from the same party/group in your country voted.

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Description

Social protection and inclusion

Protecting public services

The Greens regard public services or 'services of general interest' (such as healthcare and education) as vital for social inclusion. Ensuring all people have access to these services is crucial. The privatisation of these services, which is being pushed by centre-right politicians in Europe, would jeopardise the guaranteed access of all to these services. In November 2006, the European Parliament voted on legislation that aimed to liberalise the services market in the EU. The Greens feared that including public services in this legislation would jeopardise their viability. To this end, the group proposed to clearly exclude a list of vital 'services of general interest' from the scope of the legislation. Unfortunately, this amendment was defeated.

See the list of how all MEPs voted on Roll-call vote 236 in the Gebhardt report (15th November 2006)

 
Key

Outcome explanation **

Supported clearly excluding public services from legislation aimed at liberalising services market
Supported clearly excluding public services from legislation aimed at liberalising services market
 
Some MEPs supported clearly excluding public services from legislation aimed at liberalising services market, some did not
Some MEPs supported clearly excluding public services from legislation aimed at liberalising services market, some did not
 
Had no clear opinion
Had no clear opinion
 
Some MEPs opposed clearly excluding public services from legislation aimed at liberalising services market, some did not
Some MEPs opposed clearly excluding public services from legislation aimed at liberalising services market, some did not
 
Opposed clearly excluding public services from legislation aimed at liberalising services market
Opposed clearly excluding public services from legislation aimed at liberalising services market
 
Not present / Did not vote / No  MEPs match selection
Not present / Did not vote / No MEPs match selection
 

Group name *

Conservative EPP-ED
Socialist PES
Liberals ALDE
Greens/EFA Greens/EFA
Communist GUE/NGL
UEN-right UEN
Eurosceptic Ind-Dem
Non-alligned NI