WRITTEN DECLARATION pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure on food imports
On food imports

WRITTEN DECLARATION
pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
by Dimitar Stoyanov, Desislav Chukolov and Slavi Binev
on food imports
Lapse date: 7.5.2009


0018/2009
Written declaration on food imports
The European Parliament,
– having regard to Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council,
– having regard to Council Directive 97/78/EC,
– having regard to Commission Decision 2006/504/EC,
– having regard to the White Paper on Food Safety,
– having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,
A. whereas, as a result of the financial crisis, consumers are expected to prefer low priced, and therefore low quality, imported food products, entailing potential health risks,
B. whereas consequences have arisen from imports of milk from China,
C. whereas consequences have arisen from imports of poultry meat from the USA,
D. whereas there have been numerous cases of food poisoning,
1. Considers it necessary to introduce stricter checks on food imports at points of entry into the Community;
2. Proposes that EU quality requirements be raised as regards imported foodstuffs from importing companies and producers;
3. Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the Council, the Commission and the parliaments and governments of the Member States.
WRITTEN DECLARATION pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure on the opening of Units 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Kozloduy nuclear power station
On the opening of Units 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear

WRITTEN DECLARATION
pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
by Dimitar Stoyanov and Slavi Binev

on the opening of Units 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Kozloduy nuclear power station
Lapse date: 7.5.2009


0005/2009
Written declaration on the opening of Units 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant
The European Parliament,
– having regard to Article 36 of the of the Treaty concerning the Accession of the Republic of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union,

– having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. expressing its concern at the energy crisis that occurred in the days following 5 January 2009, which was caused by the halting of deliveries of Russian gas,

B. whereas Bulgaria is entirely dependent on the supply of Russian gas,

C. whereas it is impossible for the Republic of Bulgaria to secure alternative sources of gas in the short term,

D. whereas the government of Slovakia has decided to reactivate the nuclear reactor at Jaslovske Bohunice, which is of the same type as the reactors in the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant,

E. whereas Bulgaria, in order to make up for the shortfall in electricity during the time of crisis, has no choice but to start using coal-fired power stations which do not meet European standards on the emissions of toxic gases,

1. Believes that Bulgaria may reactivate reactors 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant;

2. Calls on the Commission to respect Bulgaria’s need for energy independence and the production of more environmentally friendly energy by allowing the reactivation of said reactors;

3. Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the Commission and the governments of the Member States.
2/02/2009 - WRITTEN DECLARATION pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
Оn the upsurge in ethnic hatred against Bulgarians in Bulgaria

WRITTEN DECLARATION
pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
by Dimitar Stoyanov, Desislav Chukolov and Slavi Binev
on the upsurge in ethnic hatred against Bulgarians in Bulgaria
Lapse date: 7.5.2009


0006/2009
Written declaration on the upsurge in ethnic hatred against Bulgarians in Bulgaria
The European Parliament,
– having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,
A. concerned at the appearance of racist graffiti, during the night of 8 January 2008, on the walls of four schools in the city of Burgas, calling for ‘Death to the Giaours’ and ‘Bulgarians for the mincer’,
B. whereas Giaour is a pejorative Turkish term meaning ‘infidel’, ‘half man’, ‘man beast’ or ‘non Turk’,
C. whereas this is not the first instance of exhortations to violence against the Christian Bulgarian population; whereas on 16 August 2007 a crowd of several hundred Roma, carrying weapons, also called for ‘Death to Bulgarians’ in the centre of the Bulgarian capital, Sofia,
D. whereas aggressive Islamist fundamentalism is continuing to gain momentum; whereas Turkey funds Islamist groups in Bulgaria,
1. Strongly condemns any form of racism, particularly against European Union citizens in their own country;
2. Calls on the competent Bulgarian authorities to take appropriate measures, in line with the existing legislation, against the perpetrators of these racist and xenophobic actions;
3. Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the governments and parliaments of the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Bulgaria.

14/01/2009 - Strasbourg - The Bulgarian Declaration to EP regarding the exhibition organized at the initiative of the Czech EU presidency
Regarding the exhibition organized at the initiative of the Czech EU presidency



To the President of EU Council
To the President of the European Parliament


DECLARATION

from the Bulgarian Members regarding the exhibition organized at the initiative of the Czech EU presidency

We, the Bulgarian members of the Parliament, would like to express outrage at the exhibition organized by the Czech presidency in the building of the EU Council, which represents the Member States and Bulgaria in particular, in offensive and insulting manner.

As representatives of the Bulgarian citizens we express the opinion that the idea for the realization of the exposed composition was completely distorted in its implementation. We demand the whole composition to be removed as soon as possible.

We believe in the spirit of good tone for relations between Member States, that our demand will be met.
01/09/2008 WRITTEN DECLARATION pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
On the protection of the EU's external border against poaching and other economic infringements

WRITTEN DECLARATION
pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
by Dimitar Stoyanov, Desislav Chukolov and Slavi Binev
on the protection of the EU's external border against poaching and other economic infringements

Lapse date: 4.12.2008

0065/2008
Written declaration on the protection of the EU's external border against poaching and other economic infringements
The European Parliament,
– having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,
A. whereas after the enlargement of 1 January 2007 Bulgaria, as a newly acceded state, assumed responsibility for guarding part of the EU's external border,

B. whereas Turkish fishing vessels regularly enter Bulgarian, hence European, territorial waters with the intention of fishing illegally,

C. whereas the Bulgarian, hence the European, sea border is vulnerable to illegal trafficking in human beings and drugs from Asia to the EU as well as to other economic crimes,

D. whereas on 17 April 2008 Bulgarian border police officers were attacked by the crew of a Turkish ship engaged in illegal fishing while attempting to arrest it, which resulted in an attacker's death,

E. whereas, following the incident, criminal proceedings have been instigated against the Bulgarian police officer Mihail Tsonkov,

1. Considers that the protection of the EU's territory and borders against various infringements like poaching, illegal immigration, trafficking in human beings and drugs, etc. is a major responsibility of the Member States situated along the EU's external border;

2. Considers that these Member States' border authorities must be confident in their powers with respect to border protection;

3. With regard to the previous paragraph, strongly condemns the criminal proceedings against Mihail Tsonkov for his having fulfilled his professional duty;

4. Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the government of Turkey and the governments of the Member States.
09/04/2008 WRITTEN DECLARATION pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
On protection of the principle of informed consent as regards the donation of organs, tissue and cells

WRITTEN DECLARATION
pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
by Slavi Binev, Dimitar Stoyanov and Desislav Chukolov
on protection of the principle of informed consent as regards the donation of organs, tissue and cells

Lapse date: 15.7.2008

Written declaration on protection of the principle of informed consent as regards the donation of organs, tissue and cells
The European Parliament,

– having regard to the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, and in particular Article 3(1) thereof on physical and mental integrity and Article 3(2)(c) thereof on the prohibition on making the human body and its parts as such a source of financial gain,

– having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas over the past five years in Bulgaria, organs have been removed in exchange for payment and that country is one of the biggest ‘organ exporters’ in Europe (at over 20 tonnes of human tissue and cells);

B. whereas there has been widespread removal of organs, tissue and cells from the bodies of dead donors, without the procedure for requesting the consent of their next of kin being respected;

C. whereas, according to reports in the Bulgarian media, the private US company Osteotech Inc. has a monopoly on organ and tissue donation in Bulgaria,

D. whereas the position of the Orthodox Church is that the informed consent of the donor is a mandatory requirement in all organ donations,

1. Calls on the European Commission to bring forward a proposal on the quality and safety of organ donation that highlights the need for informed consent for all organ, tissue and cell donations;

2. Calls on the Commission to improve public information on the conditions governing organ donation;

3. Condemns the donation of organs in exchange for payment or following the exertion of pressure on the donor;

4. Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the Commission, the Council and the Parliaments of the Member States.
09/04/2008 WRITTEN DECLARATION pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
On the Armenian genocide perpetrated by the Turks in the period 1915 - 1917

WRITTEN DECLARATION
pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
by Slavi Binev, Dimitar Stoyanov and Desislav Chukolov
on the Armenian genocide perpetrated by the Turks in the period 1915 1917

Lapse date: 15.7.2008

Written declaration on the Armenian genocide perpetrated by the Turks in the period 1915-1917
The European Parliament,

– having regard to Article 2(a) of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,

– having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas in 1894 upwards of 50 000 Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed by regular Turkish troops under Sultan Abdul Hamid II,

B. whereas, during the First World War, over 60 000 mobilised Armenian soldiers were, in February 1915, imprisoned in forced labour camps at the orders of the new Turkish Government, before being killed, and whereas owing to the policy pursued by the Turkish Government from 24 April 1915 until the end of 1917, over one million Armenians met their deaths and almost 500 000 were forcibly removed from their homes,

C. whereas, in the context of the negotiations on Turkey’s accession to the European Union, Turkey’s acknowledgement of the Armenian genocide is a current issue on which the attention of the countries of Europe is focused,

D. whereas despite the pressure exerted by the Turkish authorities on Bulgarian municipalities, they decided that 24 March should be a day of commemoration for the victims of the Armenian genocide,

1. Considers the acts of cruelty perpetrated against the Armenians in the years 1915 1917 to be an undisputable historical fact and to constitute genocide within the meaning of the United Nations Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide;

2. Strongly condemns any attempt to minimise the seriousness of that deliberate annihilation of human beings;

3. Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the Commission, the Council, the Governments and Parliaments of the Member States, and the Government and Parliament of the Republic of Turkey.
09/07/2007 WRITTEN DECLARATION pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
On the genocide of Bulgarians by the Turks in the years 1876-1877

WRITTEN DECLARATION
pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of Procedure
by Dimitar Stoyanov, Desislav Chukolov and Slavi Binev
on the genocide of Bulgarians by the Turks in the years 1876-1877

Lapse date: 15.11.2007

0068/2007
Written declaration on the genocide of Bulgarians by the Turks in the years 1876-1877
The European Parliament,

– having regard to Article II(a) of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide,

– having regard to Rule 116 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas the acts of cruelty to which the Bulgarian population was subjected at the hands of the Turks in April and May 1876 were duly described by an international committee of inquiry, in particular by its chairman, the journalist Januarius MacGahan,

B. whereas the historical facts show clearly that at the start of May 1876 seven-eighths of the population of the town of Batak were slaughtered by the bashi-bazouks and the regular army,

C. whereas in July 1877 the Turkish regular army under the command of Suleiman Pasha massacred 20 000 people in the town of Stara Zagora, including 2 500 on 19 July in the Church of the Holy Trinity (Sveta Troitsa),

D. whereas Dr Ulf Brunnbauer and Martina Baleva of the Freie Universität Berlin are seeking to minimise and relativise the events which occurred on Bulgarian territory in the years 1876-1877 by describing the massacre at Batak as a 'myth',

1. Considers that the acts of cruelty committed against the Bulgarians in the years 1877-1878 are an incontestable historical fact; takes the view that these atrocities constitute a genocide within the meaning of the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide;

2. Condemns all attempts so far to play down the seriousness of such a case of wilful destruction of human life;

3. Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the governments and parliaments of the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Bulgaria, and to the administration of the Freie Universität Berlin.
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