A guest at the Wirtshaus Flößerei: MEP Angelika Niebler visited the Senior Citizens' Union and the Women's Union. © Sabine Hermsdorf-Hiss
MEP Dr. Angelika Niebler discussed European policy with the Women's and Senior Citizens' Union. It calls for fast-track procedures at the EU's external border.
Wolfratshausen – For 24 years now, she has represented the interests of the CSU in the EPP group of the European Parliament in the European Parliament and commutes between Brussels and her home town of Zorneding (Ebersberg district). Prof. Dr. Angelika Niebler presented her political points of view for discussion at a lecture in the Wirtshaus Flößerei. The discussion was moderated by the district chairwoman of the Women's Union, Sabine Lorenz, CSU district chairman Thomas Holz and the district councillor Thomas Schwarzenberger from Krün.
"You can't talk about Europe often enough": MEP Niebler visits Women's Union
"You can't talk about Europe often enough," says Holz. In his functions as deputy district administrator and mayor of Kochl, he is often confronted with reservations and criticism of the decisions of the European Parliament in Brussels. "Many people say that Europe only brings us regulations, but this is not the case," Holz clarified. He recalled that the EU also enables the realisation of regional projects with financial support. Angelika Niebler agreed with him. "It's a good thing that this Europe exists," she said. This makes it all the more important for the EU member states to form strong alliances and thus assert themselves against the economic claims of the great power China.
Fast-track procedure at the EU's external border: CSU politician calls for measures
The 60-year-old admitted that she does not stand behind all the decisions of the European Parliament. For example, it warns of the effects of the recently passed Supply Chain Act, which obliges European companies to comply with strict environmental requirements. "We must ensure that we do not jeopardize the competitiveness of our European companies through further regulation and that companies withdraw from developing countries," the deputy CSU party leader pointed out.
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If Chinese companies then fill the gaps that have arisen, nothing will be achieved either for the environment or for the local inhabitants. In response to a question from Thomas Schwarzenberger, Niebler also commented on the European Asylum and Integration Pact. According to Niebler, however, it remains "to be seen" whether uniform first entry criteria and a solidarity pool of the EU member states for a binding distribution of refugees can be enforced.
"Power woman in Brussels": Angelika Niebler visits Women's Union
She considers the introduction of fast-track procedures at the borders to be indispensable: "Otherwise we will leave their dirty business to smugglers and smugglers," fears the doctor of law. In addition, there are already signs of a split in society and significant gains in votes for the right-wing conservative AfD. Sabine Lorenz, integration commissioner in the Geretsried city council, notices a clear exhaustion of the volunteer asylum workers. "We're losing the helpers because they're overworked," Lorenz said. Thomas Schwarzenberger is counting on Niebler's intervention in the European Parliament: "We know that we have a power woman in Brussels who represents our interests," he said confidently.
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