Pavel TELIČKA : Written explanations of vote 

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

Eurojust-Denmark Agreement on judicial cooperation in criminal matters (A8-0192/2019 - Claude Moraes)  

In view of Denmark’s special status in the area of criminal justice after the Lisbon treaty was adopted, Denmark is not taking part in the new Regulation concerning Eurojust and is not bound by it. However, Denmark expressed the wish to further participate in the activities of Eurojust, and in that regard a cooperation agreement has to be agreed between Denmark and Eurojust. Consequently, I voted in favour of the proposed draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by Eurojust of the Agreement on Criminal Justice Cooperation between Eurojust and the Kingdom of Denmark.

Coordination of social security systems (A8-0386/2018 - Guillaume Balas)  

I voted in favour of the proposed regulation on the coordination of social security systems, because it aims to facilitate mobility by ensuring that individuals do not lose their rights when moving within Europe and to ensure the continuity of social security when moving from one national legislation to another.

CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles (A8-0354/2018 - Bas Eickhout)  

The proposed regulation sets CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles. I voted in favour, because the targets set aim towards a relative reduction of the average specific emissions of the vehicles registered in the reference year 2019. Also, the proposal incentivises the deployment of zero and low-emission heavy-duty vehicles, as well as buses, coaches and small lorries. The regulation is an important stepping-stone towards a low carbon economy.

Promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles (A8-0321/2018 - Andrzej Grzyb)  

The proposed directive makes it mandatory to account for operational lifetime energy and environmental impact in the public procurement of road transport vehicles. I voted in favour, because I believe it will stimulate the market for clean, energy-efficient vehicles, contribute to reducing CO2 and air pollutant emissions, and increase energy efficiency.

Use of digital tools and processes in company law (A8-0422/2018 - Tadeusz Zwiefka)  

The proposed directive aims to amend and complement certain rules on EU company law. I voted in favour of the proposed directive because I believe it will provide a wider range of digital solutions to companies within the Single Market for formalities that they need to fulfil throughout their lifecycle.

Cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions (A8-0002/2019 - Evelyn Regner)  

The proposed directive aims to tackle important aspects of the freedom of establishment, i.e. cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions, in a coherent way. I voted in favour of the proposal, because I believe it builds on the established case law of the Court of Justice of the EU and, at the same time, it introduces provisions on the protection of the most affected stakeholders, such as employees, creditors and minority shareholders in a suitable and proportionate manner.

European Defence Fund (A8-0412/2018 - Zdzisław Krasnodębski)  

I voted in favour of the proposed regulation because it aims to trigger cooperative programmes relating to both research and development actions that would not happen without a Union contribution. Cross-border participation by SMEs is encouraged with the aim of keeping the Fund open to recipients from all Member States. The European Defence Fund is an important part of the European Security Union and will strengthen our common foreign and security policy.

Exposures in the form of covered bonds (A8-0384/2018 - Bernd Lucke)  

The proposed directive forms part of a package of measures to deepen the Capital Markets Union. I voted in favour, because it aims to harmonise national regimes with regard to covered bonds, and I believe it will ensure the smooth and continuous development of well-functioning covered bond markets in the EU and limit potential risks and vulnerabilities to financial stability.

Covered bonds and covered bond public supervision (A8-0390/2018 - Bernd Lucke)  

The proposed directive focuses on amending the Capital Requirements Regulation. I voted in favour because the amendments build on the current prudential treatment but, on the other hand, add requirements on minimum overcollateralisation and substitution assets. I believe they would strengthen the requirements for covered bonds being granted preferential capital treatment.

InvestEU (A8-0482/2018 - José Manuel Fernandes, Roberto Gualtieri)  

The proposed regulation aims at establishing the InvestEU Fund as a single investment support instrument for EU policies for the period of 2021-2027. I voted in favour, because there is still a sizeable investment gap in Europe. InvestEU will continue to mobilise public and private investment in the EU, addressing market failures and investment gaps that hamper growth and helping to reach EU policy goals such as sustainability, scientific excellence and social inclusion.