Brian HAYES : Written explanations of vote 

Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 183

Interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 – Parliament's position with a view to an agreement (A8-0358/2018 - Jan Olbrycht, Isabelle Thomas, Janusz Lewandowski, Gérard Deprez)  
 

. ‒ I broadly support Parliament’s interim report on the MFF which sets out the EU’s long-term budget for the period 2021-2027. Given the importance of the budget for EU policies the Fine Gael delegation voted in favour of Parliament’s position but would highlight that the delegation does not support the proposal for the implementation of a common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB) as a basis for a new own resource.

Annual Report on Competition Policy (A8-0049/2018 - Ramon Tremosa i Balcells)  
 

I voted in favour of the Annual Report on Competition Policy because it advocates a free and fair level playing field for businesses all over Europe. Tackling anti-competitive practices is in everyone’s interest – from consumers to businesses big and small – as it is vital for the very existence of the EU’s single market.
However, while I support the overall direction of the report, I do not support paragraph 29 which advocates a digital tax on the basis of turnover. I do accept that digital companies need to be taxed more efficiently, but taxing companies must be done on the basis of profits, not turnover, as has always been the case in the European Union.

2016 Report on Turkey (A8-0234/2017 - Kati Piri)  
 

. ‒ I voted in favour of this report as I have no objections.

Setting up a special committee on terrorism, its responsibilities, numerical strength and term of office (B8-0477/2017)  
 

. ‒ I voted in favour of this report as I have no objections.

European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) and establishing the EFSD Guarantee and the EFSD Guarantee Fund (A8-0170/2017 - Eduard Kukan, Doru-Claudian Frunzulică, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial)  
 

I am voting in favour of this report as I have no objections.

Permitted uses of certain works and other protected subject-matter for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled (A8-0097/2017 - Max Andersson)  
 

I am voting in favour of this report as I have no objections.

Cross-border exchange of accessible format copies of certain works and other protected subject-matter for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled (A8-0102/2017 - Max Andersson)  
 

I am voting in favour of this report as I have no objections.

Double taxation dispute resolution mechanisms in the EU (A8-0225/2017 - Michael Theurer)  
 

I am voting in favour of this report as I have no objections.

EU action for sustainability (A8-0239/2017 - Seb Dance)  
 

I am voting in favour of this report as I have no objections.

Promoting cohesion and development in the outermost regions of the EU (A8-0226/2017 - Younous Omarjee)  
 

I am voting in favour of this report as I have no objections.

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