Breaches of the rule of law in Romania. We are concerned because the judiciary in Romania is not independent any more. Future of Europe: Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš addresses the European Parliament. Don’t fight the populists. Address the causes of people’s malcontent. European Border and Coast Guard proposals approved. Security has been the EPP’s priority this mandate. We were given a task to lead new legislation into securing the EU’s external border. I’m glad to have been given that task and we managed and we succeeded. Invest EU: creating jobs and making the EU more competitive. The EPP wants growth, competitiveness and high quality jobs. With Romania in the process of revising its criminal code, MEPs expressed their concerns during a debate about rule of law in the country. We want the judiciary to work as the judiciary should work, in an independent way, in an objective way. This we cannot guarantee any more for Romania. We call on an independent judiciary and that the constitution is not put in a way that the constitution protects corruption. And we do not want to see the Romanian government continue to water down anti-corruption legislation and weaken judicial safeguards. Their attempt to weaken or undermine Ms Kovesi’s application for the European Public Prosecutor I would say is very dangerous and we are doing our very best as a group to push back on that effort. In the 20th of a series of debates on the future of Europe and the last one before the European elections, Latvia’s Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš gave his views on how to tackle populism. There are politicians who are offering very simplistic answers to very complex issues. Generally they are referred to as populists. My simple message is: don’t fight the populists. It’s a worthless endeavour. But try to understand why are people listening to the populists, why are people unhappy. Protecting the EU’s external borders, fighting cross-border crime and facilitating the implementation of returns. These will be the three main tasks of the new European Border and Coast Guard. This agency is considered to be one of the most if not the most important EU agencies. We wanted to make sure that we fight crime at the external border, have a return policy that is more effective whilst at the same time ensuring that all fundamental rights are respected and safeguarded. And MEPs backed an agreement on Invest EU, a new programme that is hoped will unlock an additional 700 billion euro in investment in economies in the EU between 2021 and 2027. With Invest EU, the EU’s budget gives a guarantee that can be used by public and private entities. And so we have the possibility to have more employment, more competitiveness and productivity in the European Union and to make investments which, otherwise, we don’t manage to make.