Handel und Globale Gerechtigkeit

Stop it! Commission Enforces Border Closures through Trade Policy

Plenary Speech

Strasbourg, 5 July 2016

We want a trade policy for the poor; a trade policy that fights inequality and reduces poverty; a trade policy that shapes Globalisation. But the Commission is doing the opposite: They threaten countries that do not cooperate in deporting migrants or do not close their borders with trade sanction. This is the wrong direction! Trade must help emancipation, not enforce discrimination.