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.go to Top
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.
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