Sophocles SOPHOCLEOUS : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-09-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-09-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Movement for Social Democracy EDEK (Cyprus)

Vice-Chair 

  • 17-09-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Member 

  • 11-09-2012 / 16-09-2012 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 11-09-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 11-09-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation to the EU-Moldova Parliamentary Cooperation Committee

Substitute 

  • 10-09-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 10-09-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • 10-09-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

Activities 

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 53, Rule 54, Annex V

OPINION on the proposal for a Council Decision establishing the Specific Programme Implementing Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)  
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OPINION on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down the rules for the participation and dissemination in ´Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020)´  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Horizon 2020 - The Framework Programme for Research and innovation (2014-2020)  
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Parliamentary questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

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 the right to culture as a fundamental right of EU citizens  
- P7_DCL(2014)0010 - Lapsed  
Lidia Joanna GERINGER de OEDENBERG , Gianni PITTELLA , Miguel Angel MARTÍNEZ MARTÍNEZ , Isabelle DURANT , Jim HIGGINS , Jiří MAŠTÁLKA , Hannu TAKKULA , Sophocles SOPHOCLEOUS , Marie-Thérèse SANCHEZ-SCHMID , Martina MICHELS , Milan ZVER , Richard FALBR , Csaba Sándor TABAJDI  
Date opened : 16-01-2014
Lapse date : 16-04-2014
Number of signatories : 133 - 17-04-2014

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests