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HOKMARK, Gunnar (EPP, SE)

100 år efter Oktoberrevolutionen – anförande i plenum

Mr. Speaker, Some of the Members of this House have today compared the Soviet Union with the European Union, mixing up open borders, democracy, human rights, a market economy and democratic elections with the Iron Curtain and borders, torture, deportations … Continue reading

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Anförande i plenum om Östra partnerskapet

Mr. Speaker, The Eastern Partnership is about a partnership for freedom, democracy, rule of law, and peace. That’s what we see, but also we see all the difficulties. When I listen to the colleagues over there, and some other colleagues over … Continue reading

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Economic Ideas Forum

Gunnar Hökmark deltog den 7 oktober i Economic Ideas Forum 2017, arrangerat av Wilfried Martens Center. Under konferensen, vars tema var “New Europe, New Economy”, diskuterades ekonomiska utmaningar, globalisering, investeringar, digitala frågor och välfärd.

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Clean Energy Package needs market, not just targets – Artikel i EUobserver

The political groups are now clashing on all fronts over the aims and targets of the Clean Energy Package. Negotiations are tough and the outcome difficult to predict. What is more, when the 2030 targets appear on the agenda, many … Continue reading

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Macron shows the ‘Juncker dilemma’ does not exist – article EurActive

Europe needs serious reform if it is to avoid being turned into a mere museum for rich Chinese tourists. But it is clearly possible to be both European and succeed in the global economy, writes MEP Gunnar Hökmark. “We all … Continue reading

“We shall never forget the cost of non-enlargement” – Gunnar Hökmark’s intervention in the debate on Serbia

  In the European Parliament plenary debate on the European Commission 2016 Report on Serbia, Gunnar Hökmark underlined that the EU enlargement policy has been one of the Union’s main success stories and that we shall never forget the cost of … Continue reading

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Country specific recommendations from the Commission

24-05-2017  The Commission has launched its Country specific recommendations for 2017. GDP growth in the EU as a whole is expected to remain constant at 1.9%. Unemployment is expected to fall but it remains high in many countries.  Gunnar Hökmark … Continue reading

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Ten reasons to stop the European social pillar – article EUobserver

The spirit behind the efforts of the European Commission to address the malaise felt by EU citizens towards the Union deserves to be appreciated. However, it is by no means certain that last month’s proposal for a so-called European Pillar … Continue reading