Tom VANDENKENDELAERE : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 06-11-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties 

  • 06-11-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Christen-Democratisch & Vlaams (Belgium)

Member 

  • 10-11-2014 / 02-06-2015 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 12-11-2014 / 14-12-2014 : Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 12-11-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 15-12-2014 / 17-01-2017 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 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
  • 18-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

Substitute 

  • 10-11-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 10-11-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 10-11-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community
  • 12-02-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 03-06-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 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 Employment and Social Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

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 assessment of the EU Youth Strategy 2013-2015  
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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 laying down rules facilitating the use of financial and other information for the prevention, detection, investigation or prosecution of certain criminal offences and repealing Council Decision 2000/642/JHA  
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OPINION on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing the specific programme implementing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation  
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AGRI 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing Horizon Europe – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, laying down its rules for participation and dissemination  
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AGRI 

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

Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (A8-0177/2019 - Miroslavs Mitrofanovs) NL  
 

. – Ik heb vóór het voorstel gestemd om geen nieuwe extra richtlijnen voor de arbeidsmarkt voor te stellen. Zo behouden we de consistentie met voorgaande jaren.

Enforcement requirements and specific rules for posting drivers in the road transport sector (A8-0206/2018 - Merja Kyllönen) NL  
 

. – Ik heb voor dit verslag gestemd omdat deze tekst ervoor zorgt dat de detacheringsregels ook van toepassing zijn op cabotageritten. Dat wil zeggen dat als een buitenlandse truckchauffeur ritten in België uitvoert, hij ook betaald wordt volgens de Belgische lonen.

Daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and rest periods and positioning by means of tachographs (A8-0205/2018 - Wim van de Camp) NL  
 

. – Ik heb voor dit verslag gestemd omdat dit stuk wetgeving de levenskwaliteit van de truckchauffeurs aanzienlijk verbetert. Zo zal de truckchauffeur zijn weekendrust niet meer moeten doorbrengen in zijn vrachtwagen.

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 creating and promoting a European Travel Card  
- P8_DCL(2016)0114 - Lapsed  
Brian HAYES , Patricija ŠULIN , Deirdre CLUNE , Ivo VAJGL , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Yana TOOM , Dieter-Lebrecht KOCH , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Claudia ȚAPARDEL , Alberto CIRIO , Tom VANDENKENDELAERE , Roberta METSOLA , Isabella DE MONTE  
Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 43 - 25-01-2017
Written declaration on establishing a voluntary EU-wide Digital Schools Excellence programme  
- P8_DCL(2016)0078 - Lapsed  
Brian HAYES , Deirdre CLUNE , Marlene MIZZI , Miriam DALLI , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Jozo RADOŠ , Roberta METSOLA , Ivo BELET , Tom VANDENKENDELAERE , Esther de LANGE  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 48 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on tackling the challenges presented by the Global Hunger Index  
- P8_DCL(2016)0013 - Lapsed  
Brian HAYES , Neena GILL , Petr JEŽEK , Tom VANDENKENDELAERE , Nirj DEVA , Deirdre CLUNE , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Seb DANCE , Davor Ivo STIER , Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA  
Date opened : 24-02-2016
Lapse date : 24-05-2016
Number of signatories : 61 - 25-05-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties