Barbara KAPPEL : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 14-06-2015 : Non-attached Members
  • 15-06-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Europe of Nations and Freedom Group - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs (Austria)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 13-04-2016 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 24-06-2016 / 13-12-2017 : 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 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 05-04-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 14-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 14-06-2015 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 14-06-2015 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • 12-02-2015 / 14-06-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 25-06-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 25-06-2015 / 12-04-2016 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 25-06-2015 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 27-07-2015 / 30-09-2015 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • 27-07-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
  • 01-10-2015 / 04-04-2017 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-08-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 25-10-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgets

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 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment  
- ITRE_AD(2018)625401 -  
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ITRE 
OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment  
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ECON 

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 the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive (EU) 2017/1132 as regards cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions  
- ECON_AD(2018)625345 -  
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ECON 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the InvestEU Programme  
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ITRE 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 as regards support to structural reforms in Member States  
- ITRE_AD(2018)622212 -  
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ITRE 

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

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

Die ausverhandelten Ziele sind weitaus besser als die vom Berichterstatter vorgeschlagenen. Ab 2025 soll der CO2-Ausstoß von neuen LKW und Bussen um durchschnittlich 15 % gesenkt werden, ab 2030 soll der CO2-Ausstoß dann um 30 % gesenkt werden. Dies ist Teil der Anstrengungen zur Dekarbonisierung des Straßenverkehrssektors.

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

Bevor eine Entscheidung über die Beschaffung von Fahrzeugen stattfindet, sollte eine Kosten-Nutzen-Analyse durchgeführt werden, damit alle Vor- und Nachteile betrachtet werden können und Entscheidungen transparent und nachvollziehbar sind. Des Weiteren sollten Sonderanfertigungen (Baustellenfahrzeuge etc.) von dieser Richtlinie ausgenommen werden.

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

Im Rahmen des EU-Verteidigungsfonds werden mehr Effizienz sowie Wettbewerbs- und Innovationsfähigkeit der europäischen Verteidigungsindustrie gefordert, wobei ein Vorantreiben der Sicherheits- und Verteidigungsforschung von besonderer Bedeutung ist. Entscheidend ist auch die Entwicklung von Schlüsseltechnologien in kritischen Bereichen, sodass Europa für neue Angriffsformen wie Cyberattacken entsprechend gerüstet ist.

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

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 143

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
Written declaration on European GMO-free regions  
- P8_DCL(2016)0072 - Lapsed  
Marijana PETIR , Elisabetta GARDINI , Norbert ERDŐS , Franc BOGOVIČ , Pavel POC , Ulrike MÜLLER , Bas BELDER , Barbara KAPPEL , Andrej PLENKOVIĆ , Ivana MALETIĆ  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 80 - 13-12-2016

Declarations