Βρυξέλλες - 26/6/2015
Στη χθεσινή συνεδρίαση της Επιτροπής Πολιτικών Ελευθεριών, Δικαιοσύνης και Εσωτερικών Υποθέσεων του Ευρωκοινοβουλίου ο ευρωβουλευτής Κώστας Χρυσόγονος έλαβε το λόγο στη συζήτηση για την εφαρμογή του Χάρτη Θεμελιωδών Δικαιωμάτων (βίντεο διαθέσιμο στα ελληνικά στην τοποθεσία http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ep-live/el/committees/video?event=20150625-0900-COMMITTEE-LIBE, από 12:20:45-12:24:45)
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Both reports that we are discussing today, concerning the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union during 2014, seem to be out of time and out of place. They are not addressing the most important issue of violation of fundamental rights within the Union, which is the massive violation of social rights through the murderous austerity policies implemented by the European institutions. Social and economic rights are not mentioned, either in the Report of the Fundamental Rights Agency or in the Commission's Report (SWD 2015/99 final). Chapter 4 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights entitled "Solidarity" foresees, among others, a right of collective bargaining at Art. 28, a right of protection in the event of unjustified dismissal at Art. 30, a right to social security and assistance at Art. 34 and a right to health care at Art. 35. All these rights are being violated through policies imposed by the European institutions upon member states of the Union e.g. in Greece the Commission and the ECB, as members of the Troika, have nullified collective bargaining, have cut pensions and salaries to levels below the minimum of existence, have undermined health care in such a way that mortality has risen about 15% and so on. It is noteworthy mentioning that many of the measures implemented after Troika demands have been found to be in breach of international law of human rights, in particular in breach of the European Social Charter through decisions of the European Committee on Social Rights and in breach of several ILO COnventions through dcisions of the ILO. Those breached also entail analogous breaches of the aforementioned Articles of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU. Nevertheless the European institutions concerned not only show no willingness to comply with these findings but they demand from the new Greek government, within the frame of the ongoing negotiations about the Greek financial adjustment programme, further violations of social rights of hundreds of thousands of persons who live rights now at the edge of starvation. It almost looks as if we are living under a state of emergency, where fundamental social rights are suspended or sacrificed at the altar of auserity. Respect for human rights must be shown to all of them, if it is genuine. Selective respect for some of them going together with disregard for others is tantamount to hyprocricy.
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