Beatrix von STORCH

Speeches in plenary

743

Preparation of the European Council meeting of 19 and 20 October 2017 (debate)

04-10-2017 P8_CRE-PROV(2017)10-04(7)

Fipronil scandal: how to improve the EU rapid alert system for food and feed (debate)

12-09-2017 P8_CRE-PROV(2017)09-12(5)

O-000044/2017: EU Army

06-07-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)07-06(15.2)

2016 Report on Turkey (debate)

05-07-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)07-05(12)

2016 Report on Turkey (debate) (2)

05-07-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)07-05(12)

Reflection paper on the future of EU finances by 2025 (debate)

04-07-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)07-04(15)

Formal sitting - Ivory Coast

14-06-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)06-14(7)

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

42

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment, operation and use of the Schengen Information System (SIS) in the field of police cooperation and judicial cooperation in criminal matters, amending Regulation (EU) No 515/2014 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1986/2006, Council Decision 2007/533/JHA and Commission Decision 2010/261/EU

LIBE
10-11-2017 A8-0349/2017

REPORT on fundamental rights aspects in Roma integration in the EU: fighting anti-Gypsyism

LIBE
11-10-2017 A8-0294/2017

REPORT Towards a pan-European covered bonds framework

ECON
26-06-2017 A8-0235/2017

REPORT on the need for an EU strategy to end and prevent the gender pension gap

FEMM
12-05-2017 A8-0197/2017

REPORT on FinTech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial sector

ECON
28-04-2017 A8-0176/2017

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

22

OPINION on legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest when disclosing the confidential information of companies and public bodies

ECON
06-09-2017 ECON_AD(2017)604737

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
04-07-2017 FEMM_AD(2017)603005

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States as regards the accessibility requirements for products and services

FEMM
23-03-2017 FEMM_AD(2017)592148

DRAFT OPINION on: Towards a new trade framework between the EU and Turkey to enhance bilateral trade relations and modernise the Customs Union

LIBE
10-02-2017 LIBE_AD(2017)595635

OPINION on addressing refugee and migrant movements: the role of EU external action

LIBE
12-12-2016 LIBE_AD(2016)589456

OPINION on a European Pillar of Social Rights

FEMM
30-11-2016 FEMM_AD(2016)589333

OPINION on the annual report on human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter 2015

FEMM
10-11-2016 FEMM_AD(2016)589216

OPINION on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union in 2015

FEMM
07-09-2016 FEMM_AD(2016)585437

OPINION on how the CAP can improve job creation in rural areas

FEMM
12-07-2016 FEMM_AD(2016)582229

OPINION on the activities, impact and added value of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund between 2007 and 2014

FEMM
25-04-2016 FEMM_AD(2016)577082

Motions for resolutions

87

Motion for a resolution on the humanitarian situation in Yemen

12-06-2017 B8-0408/2017

Joint motion for a resolution on Ethiopia, notably the case of Dr Merera Gudina

17-05-2017 RC-B8-0369/2017

Joint motion for a resolution on Zambia, particularly the case of Hakainde Hichilema

17-05-2017 RC-B8-0361/2017

Joint motion for a resolution on South Sudan

17-05-2017 RC-B8-0358/2017

Motion for a resolution on Bangladesh, including child marriages

03-04-2017 B8-0252/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Joint motion for a resolution on the Philippines – the case of Senator Leila M. De Lima

15-03-2017 RC-B8-0193/2017

Motion for a resolution on the Philippines, the case of senator Leila M. De Lima

13-03-2017 B8-0199/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Written declarations

2

Written declaration on condemnation of the torture and execution of children in Saudi Arabia

12-12-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0126 Lapsed

Details

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

12-09-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0073 Lapsed

Details

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

Parliamentary questions

113

Spain: threat to arrest 712 democratically elected Catalan mayors

11-10-2017 E-006357/2017 Commission

European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey - Muslims: Selected Findings

25-09-2017 E-005932/2017 Commission

Greece migrant arrivals

01-09-2017 P-005468/2017 Commission

Increase in migrant arrivals in Spain

18-08-2017 P-005215/2017 Commission

Major interpellation - Abolishing UNRWA

06-07-2017 O-000061/2017 Commission

EU Peace Project (2)

21-06-2017 E-004139/2017 Commission

70 Years of lasting peace

21-06-2017 E-004137/2017 Commission

Major interpellation - EU Army

29-05-2017 O-000044/2017 Commission

Written explanations of vote

215

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

13-09-2017

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)

13-09-2017

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)

13-09-2017

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.

Draft amending budget No 4/2017 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the EU Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy (A8-0281/2017 - Jens Geier)

13-09-2017

I voted for motion for a European Parliament resolution on the Council position on Draft amending budget No 4/2017 of the European Union for the financial year 2017 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy
Given that this was a budget-neutral transfer and the legitimate humanitarian need by a Member State, I voted to provide Italy with financial support.

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2017/002 FI Microsoft 2 (A8-0278/2017 - Petri Sarvamaa)

13-09-2017

I voted against the motion for a European Parliament resolution on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on the mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (application from Finland – EGF/2017/002 FI Microsoft 2).
Member States should be responsible for handling the extent to which they would like to interfere with labour markets and training. The EU should not be involved in this issue.

EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS): continuing current limitations of scope for aviation activities and preparing to implement a global market-based measure from 2021 (A8-0258/2017 - Julie Girling)

13-09-2017

I voted against the European Parliament draft legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to continue current limitations of scope for aviation activities and to prepare to implement a global market-based measure from 2021.
This is just another example of the EU’s regulatory interference that slows economic growth. Member States should be left free to implement such schemes if they wish to do so.

Inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry into the 2030 climate and energy framework (A8-0262/2017 - Norbert Lins)

13-09-2017

I voted against European Parliament draft legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry in the 2030 climate and energy framework and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change.
The current approach to limit CO2 output in Europe is wasteful, distorts energy markets and harms consumers. The degree to which humans are having an impact on changes in global climate is fraught with uncertainty. Even if we were absolutely 100% certain that humanity is the main driver behind climate change this does not validate the current approach. Further minor reductions in CO2 emissions born by Europe will not matter given the vast output from the United States and China and future contributions from India and the developing word.
Furthermore, if the current models regarding climate change are accurate then global warming is unavoidable and public investments by Member States would be better spent preparing for the consequences of rises in temperature.

Objection pursuant to Rule 106: draft Commission implementing decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified soybean DAS- 68416-4 (B8-0498/2017)

13-09-2017

I abstained on the European Parliament resolution on the draft Commission implementing decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified soybean DAS-68416-4, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed.
Regulations should be implemented to address consumer concerns regarding GMO. However, this issue should be handled by individual Member States, not the EU.

Objection pursuant to Rule 106: draft Commission implementing Regulation amending Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/6 as regards feed and food subjected to special conditions governing the import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station (B8-0502/2017)

13-09-2017

I abstained on the European Parliament resolution on the draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/6 as regards feed and food subjected to special conditions governing the import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station.
Governments provide a certain minimum level of regulation to protect consumers. However, such measures should be devised and implemented by the Member States, not the EU.

Draft amending budget No 3/2017: budgetary resources of the Youth Employment Initiative; establishment plans of ACER and SESAR2 (A8-0282/2017 - Jens Geier)

13-09-2017

I voted against the motion for a European Parliament resolution on the Council position on Draft amending budget No 3/2017 to the European Union for the financial year 2017 increasing the budgetary resources of the Youth Employment Initiative to pursue the reduction of youth unemployment across the European Union and updating the staff establishment plans of the decentralised agency ACER and the joint undertaking SESAR2.
The proposal calls for an increase to the budget ceiling for the EU ‘Youth Employment Initiative’ by an extra EUR 500 million. The EU should be cutting back on wasteful initiatives. Regulatory competition among the Member States will help develop best practices on how best to raise youth employment.