What organisations say

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International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is a global non-profit helping animals and people thrive together. We are experts and everyday people, working across seas, oceans, and in more than 40 countries around the world. We rescue, rehabilitate, and release animals, and we restore and protect their natural habitats. The problems we're up against are urgent and complicated. To solve them, we match fresh thinking with bold action. We partner with local communities, governments, non-governmental organizations, and businesses. Together, we pioneer new and innovative ways to help all species flourish. https://www.ifaw.org
Votes

1 Should there be a tax on companies that use robots, as a way to support the social security system?

2 Should the EU introduce stricter rules on the privacy of online communication (with potential implications for the growth of digital businesses)?

3 Should the EU financially support whistleblowers, who denounce wrongdoings by disclosing confidential information of companies and public bodies?

4 Should verbal abuse related to gender identity and sexual orientation be punished by means of criminal law (with potential implications for freedom of expression)?

5 Should asylum seekers be redistributed across EU countries on the basis of a quota system?

6 Should EU countries be allowed to reintroduce border controls within the Schengen area?

7 Should the European Union introduce penalties for the EU Member States that do not follow EU rules on the treatment of animals?

8 Should EU policymakers support a quicker phase-out of fossil fuels subsidies?

9 Should policymakers set higher targets to reduce methane emissions (which are mostly generated by fossil fuels production and livestock farming)?

10 Should the EU levy a tax on plastic and single-use items to fund the EU budget, as a way to restrict their usage?

11 Should a common minimum corporate tax rate of at least 20% be introduced in the EU?

12 Should there be a European authority empowered to enforce fiscal compliance?

13 Should a tax on financial activities fund the EU budget?

14 Should there be a bigger increase in the EU’s multi-annual budget for the period 2021-2027?

15 Should the EU spend more money to support small farmers against volatility of agricultural prices?

16 Should the EU institutions promote renegotiations of government debt in the most indebted countries?

17 Should the EU introduce common rules on minimum income, which would likely force some Member States to increase their minimum income levels?

18 Should policymakers take stronger measures to restrict the use of temporary work contracts?

19 Should the EU financially sanction countries found to be violating EU principles on rule of law?

20 Should a majority of national parliaments get the power to veto EU legislation?

21 Should the European Defence Union ultimately lead to the establishment of a European Armed Forces?

22 Should the EU pursue closer trade relations with the United States?

23 Should the EU end its policy of economic sanctions against Russia?

24 Should EU policymakers take measures to limit China’s exports into the EU market?

25 Should the EU support the recognition of Palestine statehood and the two-state solution?

Organisation Proposals

11 Mar 2019 | PROPOSAL 2019 European Parliamentary Elections - IFAW Manifesto

In May 2019, citizens of the European Union (EU) will elect a new European Parliament. The EU has some of the world’s highest animal welfare standards with animals recognised as sentient beings in...

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