Geoffrey VAN ORDEN
  • Geoffrey
  • De Europæiske Konservative og Reformister
  • Næstformand
  • Det Forenede Kongerige Conservative Party
  • Fødselsdato: 10. april 1945, Waterlooville

Indlæg på plenarmødet


Forbindelserne mellem EU og NATO (forhandling)

12-06-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)06-12(16)

Jerusalems status og situationen i Gaza (forhandling)

29-05-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)05-29(13)

Drøftelse med Den Franske Republiks præsident, Emmanuel Macron, om Europas fremtid (forhandling)

17-04-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)04-17(4)

Situationen i Zimbabwe (forhandling)

06-02-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)02-06(14)

Våbeneksport: gennemførelse af fælles holdning 2008/944/FUSP (forhandling)

12-09-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)09-12(12)

Våbeneksport: gennemførelse af fælles holdning 2008/944/FUSP (forhandling) (2)

12-09-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)09-12(12)

EU's politiske forbindelser med Indien (kortfattet forelæggelse)

12-09-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)09-12(20)

EU's forsvarsplan og Europas fremtid (debat om et aktuelt spørgsmål)

04-07-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)07-04(12)

Glyphosat og godkendelsesprocedurer (forhandling)

13-06-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)06-13(10)

Ordfører for betænkning


Skyggeordfører for betænkning


BETÆNKNING om forbindelserne mellem EU og NATO

25-05-2018 A8-0188/2018

BETÆNKNING om våbeneksport: gennemførelsen af fælles holdning 2008/944/FUSP

18-07-2017 A8-0264/2017

BETÆNKNING om EU's politiske forbindelser med Indien

28-06-2017 A8-0242/2017

BETÆNKNING om private sikkerhedsfirmaer

17-05-2017 A8-0191/2017

BETÆNKNING om en europæisk forsvarsunion

31-10-2016 A8-0316/2016

Ordfører for udtalelse


UDTALELSE om forslag til Europa-Parlamentets og Rådets forordning om et regelsæt for screening af udenlandske direkte investeringer i Den Europæiske Union

22-03-2018 AFET_AD(2018)616888

UDTALELSE om en rumstrategi for Europa

31-05-2017 AFET_AD(2017)601237

Skyggeordfører for udtalelse


UDTALELSE om forslag til Europa-Parlamentets og Rådets forordning om oprettelse af et program for udvikling af den europæiske forsvarsindustri med henblik på at støtte konkurrenceevnen og innovationskapaciteten i EU's forsvarsindustri

25-01-2018 AFET_AD(2018)612300

UDTALELSE om forslag til Europa-Parlamentets og Rådets forordning om den europæiske grænse- og kystvagt og om ophævelse af Rådets forordning (EF) nr. 2007/2004, forordning (EF) nr. 863/2007 og Rådets beslutning 2005/267/EF

20-05-2016 AFET_AD(2016)580484

Institutionelt beslutningsforslag


Forslag til beslutning om autonome våbensystemer

05-09-2018 B8-0359/2018

  Motion for a resolution on the situation in Somalia

02-07-2018 B8-0323/2018

NB: Dette beslutningsforslag findes kun på originalsproget

  Motion for a resolution on Madagascar

13-11-2017 B8-0641/2017

NB: Dette beslutningsforslag findes kun på originalsproget

  Motion for a resolution on Freedom of expression in Sudan, notably the case of Mohamed Zine El Abidine

13-11-2017 B8-0634/2017

NB: Dette beslutningsforslag findes kun på originalsproget

  Motion for a resolution on Gabon: repression of the opposition

11-09-2017 B8-0522/2017

NB: Dette beslutningsforslag findes kun på originalsproget

  Motion for a resolution on Eritrea, notably the cases of Abune Antonios and Dawit Isaak

03-07-2017 B8-0470/2017

NB: Dette beslutningsforslag findes kun på originalsproget

  Motion for a resolution on the situation in Burundi

03-07-2017 B8-0468/2017

NB: Dette beslutningsforslag findes kun på originalsproget

  Motion for a resolution on the situation of human rights in Indonesia

12-06-2017 B8-0424/2017

NB: Dette beslutningsforslag findes kun på originalsproget

Forslag til beslutning om den humanitære situation i Yemen

12-06-2017 B8-0407/2017

Skriftlige erklæringer


Skriftlig erklæring om asiatiske elefanters bevarelse og velfærd

14-10-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0062 Bortfaldet


Jacqueline FOSTER , Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI , Ian DUNCAN , Renate SOMMER , Marlene MIZZI , Jeppe KOFOD , Jean LAMBERT , Keith TAYLOR , Anja HAZEKAMP , Stefan ECK

Åbningsdato : 14-10-2015
Frist : 14-01-2016
Antal underskrifter : 87 - 15-01-2016

Skriftlig erklæring om kanalisering af EU-bistand til terrororganisationer

09-02-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0005 Bortfaldet


Michael THEURER , Antanas GUOGA , Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS , Johannes Cornelis van BAALEN , Tunne KELAM , Lars ADAKTUSSON , Indrek TARAND , Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , Ryszard CZARNECKI , Bas BELDER , Monika BEŇOVÁ

Åbningsdato : 09-02-2015
Frist : 09-05-2015
Antal underskrifter : 65 - 11-05-2015

Skriftlige forespørgsler


  European Defence Fund

12-07-2017 P-004723/2017 Kommissionen

  Cypriot reunification talks

05-12-2016 P-009220/2016 Kommissionen

  Cyprus reunification talks

30-11-2016 E-009064/2016 Rådet

  Article 50

07-11-2016 P-008400/2016 Rådet

  EU-India Free Trade Agreement

19-04-2016 P-003131/2016 Kommissionen

  Deportation powers

18-04-2016 E-003092/2016 Kommissionen

Srilankansk eksport af fisk til EU

19-02-2016 E-001471/2016 Kommissionen

  EU financial support for the Palestine Authority

18-01-2016 E-000321/2016 Kommissionen

  Firearms Directive

11-12-2015 E-015700/2015 Kommissionen

  EU funding for the African Union

11-12-2015 P-015699/2015 Kommissionen

Mundtlige forespørgsler


Øget terrortrussel

14-12-2015 O-000160/2015 Rådet

Boko Haram

02-02-2015 O-000010/2015 Kommissionen

Boko Haram

02-02-2015 O-000009/2015 Rådet

Skriftlige stemmeforklaringer



Automatvåbensystemer (RC-B8-0308/2018, B8-0308/2018, B8-0309/2018, B8-0355/2018, B8-0359/2018, B8-0360/2018, B8-0361/2018, B8-0362/2018)


. – While I can agree with a number of statements in the resolution on autonomous weapon systems, the resolution as a whole betrays a certain naiveté and is overly prescriptive. There are international precedents for banning categories of weapons, including the Chemical Weapons Convention, and the Ottawa Convention on banning anti-personnel landmines in which I was much involved. The difficulty is that rogue states and others, including terrorists and insurgents, will continue to develop and even use banned weapons. It is vital therefore that the Western democracies and their allies should have the necessary defensive capabilities and this requires a deep understanding of otherwise banned weapons. In the case of autonomous weapons, there is currently no agreed definition and many countries, including China and Russia, are already very actively developing capabilities in this field – some for defensive purposes but also offensive capabilities. It is right that an agreed international approach be negotiated and the forum for this is meeting of the states party to the Convention on Certain Conventional weapons in Geneva. But we should be aware of the limitations of any such agreement.


Status for forbindelserne mellem EU og USA (A8-0251/2018 - Elmar Brok)


. – While the report on EU-US Relations expresses many sentiments with which I can agree, there is much that I cannot support – for example: the dangerous concept of Europe's "Strategic autonomy" (para 6); that it is the EU that is the US's most important partner (para 9); the inaccurate hype over the "European Defence Union" (para30); and criticisms of the US government over national decisions such as its nomination for CIA Director (para 39) drone policy (para 40) etc. I therefore ABSTAINED on the overall vote.


Forbindelserne mellem EU og NATO (A8-0188/2018 - Ioan Mircea Paşcu)


. – On behalf of the ECR, we wish to make it clear that we are firmly against the concept of an ‘EU Army’. The EU’s defence ambitions are likely to be detrimental to NATO and to create division in the transatlantic alliance. Nevertheless, with these important caveats, we supported the report because of our wish to signal the importance we attach to NATO and the fact that the report contains recognition of the need for the EU to ensure a close security and defence partnership with the UK after Brexit. It acknowledges that the UK will remain a lead contributor to European defence as both a NATO member and European nation, while no longer being a member of the EU.
It is also right that attention is given to the issue of mobility of allied forces across Europe. This is in order to ensure the rapid and efficient reinforcement of the continent from the UK, the United States, and Canada, and the ability to sustain operations. But the European contribution to defence burden-sharing is not improved by the creation of separate EU defence structures, by the exclusion of major third countries from EU defence industrial projects, or from pursuit of a dangerous ‘strategic autonomy’. This is all about European political integration, not defence, and is the central flaw in EU defence ambitions.


Cyberforsvar (A8-0189/2018 - Urmas Paet)


. – We supported this report to underline the importance we attach to cyber defence although the EU approach is distorted by its quest for ‘strategic autonomy’. The cyber threat covers many domains, including civil concerns, which may well require EU involvement. But clearly NATO is the international organisation with primary responsibility against the military cyber threat and has made rapid advances. While the EU has resources and aspirations, it is not clear where its particular responsibilities should rest and what the division of labour with other organisations should be in order to avoid duplication. Ultimately it is the member states that have the primary responsibility for their own defence. The UK, for example, is preeminent in Europe and more widely in terms of offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. Its National Cyber Security Centre will oversee some GBP 1.9 billion being invested in the next 5 years. Yet this expertise will be lost to the EU unless there is rapid agreement to a flexible and far reaching Security Treaty with the UK.



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