Sir Graham WATSON
  • Sir Graham
    WATSON
  • United Kingdom
  • Born on 23 March 1956, Rothesay (Scotland)

Political groups

  • 19.07.1994 / 01.08.1994 : Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party - Member
  • 02.08.1994 / 27.01.1997 : Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party - Member of the Bureau
  • 28.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party - Member
  • 20.07.1999 / 15.01.2002 : Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party - Member of the Bureau
  • 16.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party - Chair
  • 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Chair
  • 14.07.2009 / 19.07.2009 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member
  • 20.07.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member of the Bureau

National parties

  • 19.07.1994 / 19.07.1999 : Liberal Democrats (United Kingdom)
  • 20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Liberal Democrat Party (United Kingdom)
  • 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Liberal Democrat Party (United Kingdom)
  • 14.07.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Liberal Democrats Party (United Kingdom)

Chair

  • 21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 30.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with India

Member

  • 21.07.1994 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy
  • 17.11.1994 / 11.07.1995 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 10.07.1995 / 15.01.1997 : Subcommittee on Monetary Affairs
  • 12.07.1995 / 15.01.1997 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 16.01.1997 / 13.10.1997 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy
  • 14.10.1997 / 23.02.1999 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 24.02.1999 / 19.07.1999 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Conference of Committee Chairs
  • 29.09.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 16.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Conference of Presidents
  • 17.01.2002 / 23.04.2002 : Committee on Development and Cooperation
  • 07.03.2002 / 07.05.2002 : Delegation to the European Economic Area Joint Parliamentary Committee (EEA)
  • 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Conference of Presidents
  • 21.07.2004 / 15.12.2004 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 15.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula
  • 14.10.2004 / 08.06.2005 : Temporary committee on policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013
  • 16.12.2004 / 25.10.2006 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 16.09.2009 / 29.09.2009 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 30.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Substitute

  • 21.07.1994 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Budgets
  • 30.11.1994 / 15.01.1997 : Committee on Social Affairs and Employment
  • 16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Committee on Budgets
  • 16.01.1997 / 19.07.1999 : Subcommittee on Monetary Affairs
  • 21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism
  • 17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 15.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Fisheries
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Activités parlementaires en plénière pour la 7ème législature

Speeches in plenary

98

Surveillance of external sea borders (debate)

15-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-15(22)

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

02-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-02(27)

Preparations for the European Council meeting (20-21 March 2014) (debate)

12-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-12(5)

Invasion of Ukraine by Russia (debate)

12-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-12(6)

Local and regional consequences of the development of smart grids (short presentation)

03-02-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)02-03(20)

Review of the Lithuanian Presidency (debate)

14-01-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)01-14(3)

One-minute speeches (Rule 150)

13-01-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)01-13(19)

Preparations for the European Council meeting (19 - 20 December 2013) (debate)

11-12-2013 P7_CRE-REV(2013)12-11(3)

Reports - as rapporteur

4

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

3

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

1

OPINION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Indonesia, of the other part, as regards matters related to readmission

AFET
06-02-2014 AFET_AD(2014)526352

Motions for resolutions

176

Joint motion for a resolution on Syria: situation in certain vulnerable communities

16-04-2014 RC-B7-0387/2014

Motion for a resolution on North Korea

14-04-2014 B7-0412/2014

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

Motion for a resolution on the situation in certain vulnerable communities in Syria

14-04-2014 B7-0404/2014

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

Joint motion for a resolution on the invasion of Ukraine by Russia

12-03-2014 RC-B7-0263/2014

Motion for a resolution on the invasion of Ukraine by Russia

11-03-2014 B7-0267/2014

Joint motion for a resolution EU priorities for the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council

10-03-2014 RC-B7-0234/2014

Joint motion for a resolution on the EU strategy for the Arctic

10-03-2014 RC-B7-0229/2014

Written declarations

4

Written declaration on the proclamation of the European Day of Mayors

16-01-2014 P7_DCL(2014)0006 Lapsed

Details

Oldřich VLASÁK , Vladimír MAŇKA , Jan OLBRYCHT , Lambert van NISTELROOIJ , Marie-Thérèse SANCHEZ-SCHMID , Peter SIMON , Sir Graham WATSON , Manfred WEBER , Peter ŠŤASTNÝ , Anna ZÁBORSKÁ , Roberts ZĪLE

Date opened : 16-01-2014
Lapse date : 16-04-2014
Number of signatories : 39 - 17-04-2014

Written declaration on the dangers of nationalism, anti-Semitism and other forms of ethnic intolerance on the part of movements opposing the European project

07-10-2013 P7_DCL(2013)0015 Lapsed

Details

Boris ZALA , Elmar BROK , Rebecca HARMS , Lena KOLARSKA-BOBIŃSKA , Eduard KUKAN , Olga SEHNALOVÁ , Marek SIWIEC , Hannu TAKKULA , Indrek TARAND , Sir Graham WATSON , Cecilia WIKSTRÖM

Date opened : 07-10-2013
Lapse date : 07-01-2014
Number of signatories : 150 - 08-01-2014

Written declaration on helping young and elderly Europeans to gain employment

05-05-2010 P7_DCL(2010)0039 Lapsed

Details

Corina CREŢU , Daciana Octavia SÂRBU , Sir Graham WATSON

Date opened : 05-05-2010
Lapse date : 09-09-2010
Number of signatories : 81 - 09-09-2010

Written declaration on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Bhopal disaster

23-11-2009 P7_DCL(2009)0065 Lapsed

Details

Sir Graham WATSON , Lena KOLARSKA-BOBIŃSKA

Date opened : 23-11-2009
Lapse date : 11-03-2010
Number of signatories : 65 - 15-03-2010

Parliamentary questions

394

EU-funded project in Baia Mare (Romania)

26-03-2014 E-003737/2014

VP/HR - Tawergha

26-03-2014 E-003736/2014

ʽTelevision Without Frontiersʼ Directive

12-03-2014 E-002916/2014

Erasmus+ and the Leonardo programme

12-03-2014 E-002915/2014

Protection of geographical indications

06-03-2014 E-002649/2014

Whale products

03-03-2014 E-002419/2014

Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill

25-02-2014 E-002221/2014

VP/HR - Anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda

25-02-2014 E-002220/2014

Access to EU-wide healthcare

20-02-2014 E-002003/2014

EU roaming charges

20-02-2014 E-002002/2014

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 6th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

158

Address by the President of Parliament

06-05-2009 P6_CRE(2009)05-06(5)

Preparation of the European Council (18-19 June 2009) (debate)

05-05-2009 P6_CRE(2009)05-05(9)

Situation in the Republic of Moldova (debate)

23-04-2009 P6_CRE(2009)04-23(15)

Situation in the Republic of Moldova (debate) (2)

23-04-2009 P6_CRE(2009)04-23(15)

Recommendation to the Council on the new EU-Russia agreement (debate)

01-04-2009 P6_CRE(2009)04-01(12)

Conclusions of the European Council (19-20 March 2009) (debate)

25-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-25(2)

Voting time

10-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-10(8)

Motions for resolutions

64

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in the PlaceTypeRepublic of Moldova

05-05-2009 RC-B6-0262/2009

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION on the powers and responsibilities of the standing committees

30-04-2009 B6-0269/2009

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Moldova

29-04-2009 B6-0262/2009

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the London G20 Summit of 2 April 2009

16-04-2009 B6-0188/2009

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the Social Package

17-09-2008 B6-0427/2008

Written declarations

4

Written declaration on a European Mafia Victims’ Memorial Day and on reuse for social purposes of goods and money seized from international criminal organisations

15-12-2008 P6_DCL(2008)0108 Lapsed

Details

Vittorio AGNOLETTO , Josep BORRELL FONTELLES , Monica FRASSONI , Rodi KRATSA-TSAGAROPOULOU , Sir Graham WATSON

Date opened : 15-12-2008
Lapse date : 02-04-2009
Number of signatories : 220 - 02-04-2009

Written declaration on origin marking

03-09-2007 P6_DCL(2007)0075 Adopted

Details

Joseph DAUL , Enrique BARÓN CRESPO , Sir Graham WATSON , Heide RÜHLE , Eugenijus MALDEIKIS

Date opened : 03-09-2007
Lapse date : 03-12-2007
Adopted (date) : 11-12-2007
Text adopted (with the list of signatories) : P6_TA(2007)0599
Number of signatories : 433 - 04-12-2007

Written declaration on the death penalty: for a universal moratorium on executions with a view to total abolition

31-01-2007 P6_DCL(2007)0012 Lapsed

Details

Sir Graham WATSON , Joseph DAUL , Martin SCHULZ , Cristiana MUSCARDINI , Daniel COHN-BENDIT

Date opened : 31-01-2007
Lapse date : 30-04-2007
Number of signatories : 230 - 30-04-2007

Written declaration on Singapore

26-01-2005 P6_DCL(2005)0004 Lapsed

Details

Sir Graham WATSON

Date opened : 26-01-2005
Lapse date : 26-04-2005
Number of signatories : 26 - 14-04-2005

Parliamentary questions

182

Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulations

07-05-2009 E-3664/2009

GM incident in South Somerset

27-04-2009 E-3366/2009

Evaluation of State aid within the framework of the European Economic Recovery Plan

24-04-2009 E-3334/2009

Sayara Rovshan Geydarova's detention and court case in Azerbaijan

20-04-2009 E-3232/2009

Convergence funding and national governments not withdrawing state funding for jobs

19-03-2009 E-2175/2009

MV Dignity being rammed by the Israeli Navy

19-03-2009 E-2174/2009

MV Dignity being rammed by the Israeli Navy

19-03-2009 E-2173/2009

St Lucian passports and the Schengen zone

02-03-2009 E-1557/2009

St Lucian passports and the Schengen zone

02-03-2009 E-1556/2009

Transit passengers on diverted flights

16-02-2009 E-1147/2009

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 5th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

165

Presentation by its President of the new Members of the enlarged European Commission

05-05-2004 P5_CRE(2004)05-05(1)

Address by the President

05-05-2004 P5_CRE(2004)05-05(3)

Cyprus

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(1)

Cyprus (2)

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(1)

Vote

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(5)

Vote (2)

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(5)

Announcement by the President

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(7)

Vote (continuation)

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(8)

Vote (continuation) (2)

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(8)

EC-USA agreement on PNR

20-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-20(19)

Reports - as rapporteur

5

Report on the role of the European Union in combating terrorism - Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs

LIBE
12-07-2001 A5-0273/2001

Motions for resolutions

64

PROPOSAL FOR A DECISION approving the Commission in its new form

31-03-2004 B5-0184/2004

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Cambodia

11-02-2004 RC-B5-0079/2004

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on political murders in Cambodia

09-02-2004 B5-0079/2004

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the Statute for Members of the European Parliament

16-12-2003 RC-B5-0543/2003

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Cambodia

02-07-2003 RC-B5-0337/2003

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Cambodia on the eve of the general elections of 27 July 2003

30-06-2003 B5-0357/2003

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

Written declarations

2

Written declaration on the plight of the hostages in Colombia

31-03-2004 P5_DCL(2004)0028 Lapsed

Details

Hans-Gert PÖTTERING , Enrique BARÓN CRESPO , Sir Graham WATSON , Charles PASQUA

Date opened : 31-03-2004
Lapse date : 31-03-2004
Number of signatories : 203 - 06-05-2004

Written declaration on racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism

14-11-2000 P5_DCL(2000)0019 Lapsed

Details

Sir Graham WATSON , Daniel COHN-BENDIT , François BAYROU , John HUME , Íñigo MÉNDEZ DE VIGO

Date opened : 14-11-2000
Lapse date : 14-02-2001
Number of signatories : 211 - 14-02-2001

Parliamentary questions

183

Repressive measures against Kurds in Syria

28-04-2004 E-1424/2004

Amendment of the Maldives Constitution

27-04-2004 E-1413/2004

Suicide internet sites

27-04-2004 E-1412/2004

Rules governing holiday pay

26-04-2004 E-1403/2004

Gibraltar

21-04-2004 E-1320/2004

Exclusion of Gibraltar from the External Frontiers Agency

01-04-2004 E-1131/2004

EU subsidies given to Naveco

26-03-2004 E-1066/2004

Contribution to EU economy by fisheries

17-03-2004 E-0932/2004

The Threshold for British teachers in the European Schools

15-03-2004 E-0906/2004

The treatment of animals in livestock markets

15-03-2004 E-0901/2004

Declarations (7th parliamentary term)

Declaration of financial interests

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