Beatrix von STORCH : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 07-04-2016 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member
  • 08-04-2016 / 23-10-2017 : Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 23-10-2017 : Alternative für Deutschland (Germany)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • 14-07-2014 / 23-10-2017 : Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 14-07-2014 / 23-10-2017 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 11-04-2016 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 24-06-2016 / 23-10-2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 19-01-2017 / 23-10-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 23-10-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 23-10-2017 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 07-04-2016 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

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)

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 the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market  
- LIBE_AD(2017)604830 -  
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LIBE 
OPINION on legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest when disclosing the confidential information of companies and public bodies  
- ECON_AD(2017)604737 -  
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ECON 
OPINION on the implementation of Directive 2011/92/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography  
- FEMM_AD(2017)603005 -  
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FEMM 

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

Major interpellations 
Major interpellations for written answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members. Rule 130b, Annex II

Other parliamentary activities 

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

Subjecting acryloylfentanyl to control measures (A8-0284/2017 - Brice Hortefeux)  
 

I abstained on this EU-Parliament draft legislative resolution on the draft Council implementing decision on subjecting N-(1-phenethylpiperidin-4-yl)-N-phenylacrylamide (acryloylfentanyl) to control measures.
Given the impact of this drug on health there is an interest in seeing control measures implemented. However, this should be left to the Member States, not the EU.

EU political relations with India (A8-0242/2017 - Cristian Dan Preda)  
 

I abstained on the European Parliament resolution on EU political relations with India.
Member States, not the EU, should be conducting foreign policy. The EU should get back to basics and focus on facilitating economic exchange between the Member States.

Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy (A8-0280/2017 - Giovanni La Via)  
 

I voted for the European Parliament resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy.
Given that this funding had been budgeted and the legitimate humanitarian need by a Member State, I voted to provide Italy with financial support.

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

Individual motions for resolutions  
Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 133

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 condemnation of the torture and execution of children in Saudi Arabia  
- P8_DCL(2016)0126 - Lapsed  
Franz OBERMAYR , Harald VILIMSKY , Barbara KAPPEL , Georg MAYER , Lorenzo FONTANA , Gerolf ANNEMANS , Peter LUNDGREN , Rolandas PAKSAS , Beatrix von STORCH , Angel DZHAMBAZKI  
Date opened : 12-12-2016
Lapse date : 12-03-2017
Number of signatories : 45 - 13-03-2017
Written declaration on encryption  
- P8_DCL(2016)0073 - Lapsed  
Nicola CAPUTO , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Miroslav POCHE , Patricija ŠULIN , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Emilian PAVEL , Takis HADJIGEORGIOU , Marlene MIZZI , Tibor SZANYI , Péter NIEDERMÜLLER , Momchil NEKOV , Eva MAYDELL , Brian HAYES , Maria GRAPINI , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Liisa JAAKONSAARI , Lynn BOYLAN , Therese COMODINI CACHIA , Beatrix von STORCH , Claudiu Ciprian TĂNĂSESCU , Alberto CIRIO , Claudia ȚAPARDEL , Victor NEGRESCU , Barbara KAPPEL , Georgios EPITIDEIOS , Eleftherios SYNADINOS  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 56 - 13-12-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests