A parliamentarian attends a session

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23/11/2021

16:38

Nnew setback by the European Parliament to the three survivors of the draft European Super League. A report on Sports policy in the European Union has just been voted in plenary session in which, one of its points, supports this idea: “It advocates a European model of sport that recognizes the need for a solid commitment to the integration of the principles of solidarity, sustainability, inclusiveness, open competition, sporting merit and fairness, and consequently strongly opposes splinter competitions that undermine these principles and endanger the stability of the sporting ecosystem in general; stresses that all parties sports stakeholders and national authorities should promote these principles. “

The results have been overwhelming: 597 votes in favor of the report, 36 against and 55 abstentions.

A parliamentarian attends a plenary session of the European Parliament on Monday in Strasbourg.JULIEN COLORSEFE

Previously, the Culture and Sports Commission has clearly positioned itself against it and this new formal, non-binding movement represents a firm position in the event that the European Commission decides to legislate on the subject in the future.

It does not have the force of law, it is a first step

Most of the text is very balanced, maintaining a pro-sport stance. It’s about a own initiative text (INIs) The approval of which does not make it a law, nor a regulation nor a directive, but it is a starting point that marks the position of the chamber on any subject, when it comes to moving forward.

The text included a point that was a clear allusion to the competition that they defend Florentino Prez, Andrea Agnelli and Joan Laporta: “Advocates for a European model of sport that recognizes the need for a strong commitment to integrating the principles of solidarity, sustainability, inclusiveness, open competition, sporting merit and fairness, and consequently strongly opposes splinter competitions that undermine these principles and jeopardize the stability of the sporting ecosystem in general; stresses that all sport stakeholders and national authorities should promote these principles. “

The final message is the same again: no to the Superliga in the European Parliament.

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