Elmar BROK : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (Germany)

Chair 

  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 06-07-2014 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Conference of Committee Chairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

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

Reports - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

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 Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol of Accession to the Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Colombia and Peru, of the other part, to take account of the Accession of Ecuador  
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AFET 
OPINION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Uzbekistan, of the other part, amending the Agreement in order to extend the provisions of the Agreement to bilateral trade in textiles, taking account of the expiry of the bilateral textiles Agreement  
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AFET 

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 regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 726/2004 as regards the location of the seat of the European Medicines Agency  
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AFCO 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 as regards the location of the seat of the European Banking Authority  
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AFCO 
OPINION on the review of the economic governance framework: stocktaking and challenges  
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AFCO 

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

Other parliamentary activities 

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

The situation in Hungary (A8-0250/2018 - Judith Sargentini) DE  
 

Ich habe heute für die Einleitung eines Artikel-7-Verfahrens gegen Ungarn gestimmt wegen des Gesetzes gegen Nicht-Regierungsorganisationen und der Politik gegen die Freiheit von Forschung und Lehre – diese Politik stellt eine Verletzung von entscheidenden Prinzipien von Demokratie und Rechtsstaatlichkeit dar – trotz der unfassbar schlechten Fassung des Berichts Sargentini.
Dort werden politische Fragen, bei denen man nicht zustimmen mag, die aber nichts mit Artikel 7 zu tun haben und Artikel-7-relevante Themen sachfremd vermischt. Das trägt nicht zur Glaubwürdigkeit des Verfahrens bei.
Ich warte nun gespannt, wann die Sozialisten und die Liberalen die Standards von Artikel 7 auf ihre Regierungen in Rumänien und Malta bzw. in der Tschechischen Republik anwenden.
Sonst muss angenommen werden, dass sie aus puren parteipolitischen Motiven handeln.

The situation of the rule of law and democracy in Poland (B8-0594/2017, B8-0595/2017) DE  
 

. – Ich bin tief erschrocken wegen des ECR-Entschließungsantrags und vor allem der Reden der polnischen Abgeordneten Legutko und Saryusz-Wolski.
Legutkos substanzlose Hassrede gegen Deutschland erinnerte mich an die Reden der alten kommunistischen Herrscher Polens, die sich mit antideutschen Reden legitimieren wollten. Die Menschen waren klüger – wie auch Papst Johannes Paul II.
Die Behauptung, dass die Kritik an der Politik der polnischen Regierung gegen Rechtsstaatlichkeit, Demokratie, Medienfreiheit und Zivilgesellschaft gegen die Souveränität Polens verstößt, war auch stets die Position der alten kommunistischen Diktatur. Diese universellen Werte waren und sind auch Bedingung für die EU-Mitgliedschaft.
Schon zur Zeit des Kriegsrechts habe ich mich in und außerhalb Polens intensiv für die Freiheit dieses großen Landes und ab 1989 auch als Hauptberichterstatter des EP für die EU-Mitgliedschaft eingesetzt.
Die vielen polnischen Bürger, die mutig für die demokratischen und rechtsstaatlichen Werte in Polen eintreten, haben meine Achtung und Bewunderung.

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 continued European Union support for polio eradication  
- P8_DCL(2015)0008 - Closed with majority  
Linda McAVAN , Mairead McGUINNESS , Davor Ivo STIER , Maria HEUBUCH , Enrique GUERRERO SALOM , Charles GOERENS , Louis MICHEL , Nirj DEVA , Elmar BROK , Michael GAHLER  
Date opened : 09-03-2015
Lapse date : 09-06-2015
Adopted (date) : 09-06-2015
List of signatories : P8_PV(2015)06-11(ANN01)
Number of signatories : 404 - 10-06-2015

Declarations 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties