Morten PETERSEN : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Det Radikale Venstre (Denmark)

Vice-Chair 

  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 25-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 06-07-2014 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 19-01-2017 / 24-01-2017 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 12-09-2017 / 14-11-2018 : Special Committee on Terrorism

Main parliamentary activities 

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

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 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (Recast)  
- LIBE_AD(2017)601042 -  
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LIBE 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications  
- LIBE_AD(2017)601038 -  
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LIBE 

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on implementation of the Treaty provisions related to EU citizenship  
- LIBE_AD(2019)628589 -  
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LIBE 
OPINION on a comprehensive European industrial policy on artificial intelligence and robotics  
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LIBE 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Digital Europe programme for the period 2021-2027  
- LIBE_AD(2018)627774 -  
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LIBE 

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 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

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 136

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 139, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Amendments to Parliament's Rules of Procedure (A8-0462/2018 - Richard Corbett)  
 

. – I appreciate the good intentions of the AM from the Greens concerning AM84 and AM85. However, I voted against AM84 and AM85 because secret ballots should be preserved for votes regarding personnel. I fully support efforts to open up the voting process on legislation and promote more transparency in the European Parliament in general. However, in terms of voting for individuals for positions in Parliament such as Quaestors, Vice-President and President, the MEPs should be able to vote freely according to the conscience - and without pressure from outside stakeholders.

Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories with the European Union including relations between the EU, Greenland and Denmark (A8-0480/2018 - Maurice Ponga)  
 

. – For decades, cooperation between the EU and Greenland has been strengthened and now covers important issues such as fisheries, research, environment and infrastructure. It is important to note that this report does not change this close cooperation.
I voted in favour of this report because it proposes a (small) increase in funding for Greenland. However, our support for the suggested new division of funding between the OCTs is dependent on the Council agreeing to the overall increase for the OCTs. In this regard, it is important to note that Greenland’s nominal funds must not be reduced as part of the next MFF. In addition, I would have preferred a stronger emphasis on Greenland’s strategic importance to the EU and on the special relations with Greenland.

Nuclear decommissioning assistance programme of the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania (A8-0413/2018 - Rebecca Harms)  
 

. – I voted in favour of this report, because the European Union promised Lithuania assistance in decommissioning the old Soviet-era Iganilia nuclear power plant in Lithuania. This proposal helps the EU to live up to the commitment made at the accession of Lithuania to the European Union in co-financing the decommissioning of this plant. Decommissioning this plant is also an essential learning moment, and can heighten the EUs competence in closing these kinds of plans in the future.

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 138, Annex III

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 pollinators, honey bee health and the beekeeping sector  
- P8_DCL(2015)0043 - Lapsed  
Ramon TREMOSA i BALCELLS , Mark DEMESMAEKER , Marco ZULLO , Morten PETERSEN , Marit PAULSEN , Ulrike MÜLLER , Paolo DE CASTRO , Jordi Vicent SEBASTIA TALAVERA , Ian DUNCAN , Andreas SCHWAB  
Date opened : 07-09-2015
Lapse date : 07-12-2015
Number of signatories : 82 - 08-12-2015

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

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