Philippe DE BACKER : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 02-05-2016 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 02-05-2016 : Open Vlaamse Liberalen en Democraten (Belgium)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 02-05-2016 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 14-07-2014 / 02-05-2016 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 02-05-2016 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 02-05-2016 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 12-02-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-05-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 21-01-2016 / 02-05-2016 : Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 194 and 162(11)

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 52a

Reports - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 205a

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 205a

OPINION on preparation of the post-electoral revision of the MFF 2014-2020: Parliament’s input ahead of the Commission’s proposal  
- ITRE_AD(2016)578697 -  
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ITRE 
OPINION on European Investment Bank (EIB) – Annual Report 2014  
- ECON_AD(2015)567658 -  
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ECON 
OPINION on recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)  
- ITRE_AD(2015)569782 -  
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ITRE 

Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 123, Rule 128, Rule 130b, Rule 135.

Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 128

Other parliamentary activities 

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 130, Annex II

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 131, Rule 131a, Annex II

Answers to questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Reply to members’ questions to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Rule 131, Rule 131a, Annex II

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on electronic health records  
- P8_DCL(2016)0050 - Lapsed  
Victor NEGRESCU , Giovanni LA VIA , Biljana BORZAN , Françoise GROSSETÊTE , Eva KAILI , Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI , Ivo VAJGL , Nessa CHILDERS , Enrico GASBARRA , Milan ZVER , Philippe DE BACKER , Kateřina KONEČNÁ , Piernicola PEDICINI , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Nicola CAPUTO , Fabio Massimo CASTALDO , Brando BENIFEI , Eva MAYDELL , Cătălin Sorin IVAN  
Date opened : 27-04-2016
Lapse date : 27-07-2016
Number of signatories : 88 - 28-07-2016
Written declaration on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis  
- P8_DCL(2016)0026 - Closed with majority  
Elena GENTILE , Andrey KOVATCHEV , Javier NART , Raffaele FITTO , Isabella DE MONTE , Luigi MORGANO , Nicola CAPUTO , Marc TARABELLA , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Karin KADENBACH , Renate SOMMER , Dominique RIQUET , Philippe DE BACKER , Marian HARKIN , Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA , Remo SERNAGIOTTO  
Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Adopted (date) : 11-07-2016
List of signatories : P8_PV(2016)09-12(ANN01)
Number of signatories : 388 - 12-07-2016
Written declaration on improving emergency cooperation in recovering endangered missing children and improving child alert mechanisms in the EU Member States  
- P8_DCL(2016)0007 - Closed with majority  
Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Eleonora EVI , Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ , Kinga GÁL , Helga STEVENS , Lefteris CHRISTOFOROU , Roberta METSOLA , Patricija ŠULIN , Dubravka ŠUICA , Theodoros ZAGORAKIS , Catherine STIHLER , Miriam DALLI , Renate WEBER , Philippe DE BACKER , Anna Maria CORAZZA BILDT , Jeroen LENAERS , Indrek TARAND , Sophia in 't VELD , Caterina CHINNICI  
Date opened : 01-02-2016
Lapse date : 01-05-2016
Adopted (date) : 02-05-2016
List of signatories : P8_PV(2016)05-09(ANN01)
Number of signatories : 465 - 02-05-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests