Jim HIGGINS
  • Jim
    HIGGINS
  • Ireland
  • Date of birth: 4 May 1945, Ballyhaunis

Political groups

  • 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member
  • 14.07.2009 / 24.02.2010 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member
  • 25.02.2010 / 30.06.2014 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member of the Bureau

National parties

  • 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Fine Gael Party (Ireland)
  • 14.07.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Fine Gael Party (Ireland)

Quaestor

  • 15.07.2009 / 16.01.2012 : European Parliament
  • 18.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : European Parliament

Member

  • 21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 15.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with Canada
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with Canada
  • 15.07.2009 / 16.01.2012 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 15.07.2009 / 16.01.2012 : Quaestors
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 16.09.2009 / 12.09.2012 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 16.09.2009 / 12.09.2012 : Delegation to the EU-Chile Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 18.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Quaestors
  • 18.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 13.09.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament
  • 13.09.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with South Africa

Substitute

  • 22.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 16.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Fisheries
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Petitions
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Petitions
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Fisheries

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 7th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

371

Employment and social aspects of the role and operations of the Troika (A7-0135/2014 - Alejandro Cercas)

13-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-13(15.4)

Roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles and their trailers (A7-0210/2013 - Werner Kuhn)

11-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-11(10.15)

Registration documents for vehicles (A7-0199/2013 - Vilja Savisaar-Toomast)

11-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-11(10.16)

Roadworthiness of commercial vehicles (A7-0207/2013 - Olga Sehnalová)

11-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-11(10.17)

Fundamental rights in the European Union (2012) (A7-0051/2014 - Louis Michel)

27-02-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)02-27(13.13)

Deployment of the interoperable EU-wide eCall (A7-0482/2013 - Philippe De Backer)

26-02-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)02-26(10.5)

A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies (A7-0047/2014 - Anne Delvaux, Konrad Szymański)

06-02-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)02-06(10.2)

Reports - as rapporteur

1

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

4

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

3

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the Community Fisheries Control Agency for the financial year 2011

PECH
21-02-2013 PECH_AD(2013)502009

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the EU general budget for the financial year 2011, Section III – Commission

PECH
21-02-2013 PECH_AD(2013)501992

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approval and market surveillance of two- or three-wheel vehicles and quadricycles

TRAN
27-05-2011 TRAN_AD(2011)458815

Motions for resolutions

1

Written declarations

3

Written declaration on the right to culture as a fundamental right of EU citizens

16-01-2014 P7_DCL(2014)0010 Lapsed

Details

Lidia Joanna GERINGER de OEDENBERG , Gianni PITTELLA , Miguel Angel MARTÍNEZ MARTÍNEZ , Isabelle DURANT , Jim HIGGINS , Jiří MAŠTÁLKA , Hannu TAKKULA , Sophocles SOPHOCLEOUS , Marie-Thérèse SANCHEZ-SCHMID , Martina MICHELS , Milan ZVER , Richard FALBR , Csaba Sándor TABAJDI

Date opened : 16-01-2014
Lapse date : 16-04-2014
Number of signatories : 133 - 17-04-2014

Written declaration on establishing a European cardiac arrest awareness week

12-03-2012 P7_DCL(2012)0011 Adopted

Details

Antigoni PAPADOPOULOU , João FERREIRA , Jim HIGGINS , Antonyia PARVANOVA , Raül ROMEVA i RUEDA

Date opened : 12-03-2012
Lapse date : 14-06-2012
Adopted (date) : 14-06-2012
Text adopted (with the list of signatories) : P7_TA(2012)0266
Number of signatories : 395 - 14-06-2012

Written declaration on a regulation to limit the industrially produced trans-fatty acid content of food products

19-04-2010 P7_DCL(2010)0030 Lapsed

Details

Alyn SMITH , Åsa WESTLUND , Frieda BREPOELS , Jim HIGGINS , Marit PAULSEN

Date opened : 19-04-2010
Lapse date : 09-09-2010
Number of signatories : 228 - 09-09-2010

Parliamentary questions

592

State aid

31-03-2014 E-003949/2014 Commission

State aid - disclosure of information and transparency regulations

31-03-2014 E-003948/2014 Commission

Road charges in Northern Ireland

24-03-2014 E-003539/2014 Commission

Information regarding suspected corruption

20-03-2014 E-003394/2014 Commission

State aid and Bus Eireann

18-03-2014 E-003160/2014 Commission

State Aid and Bus Éireann

18-03-2014 E-003159/2014 Commission

State aid and Bus Eireann

18-03-2014 E-003158/2014 Commission

State Aid - Ireland Investigation C 31/07

18-03-2014 E-003157/2014 Commission

State Aid - Ireland Investigation C 31/07

18-03-2014 E-003156/2014 Commission

State Aid - Ireland Investigation C 31/07

18-03-2014 E-003155/2014 Commission

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 6th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

68

Explanations of vote

07-05-2009 P6_CRE(2009)05-07(10)

A6-0274/2009 - REPORT Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EEC) No 95/93 on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports

Explanations of vote

11-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-11(6)

A6-0066/2009 - REPORT Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 1999/62/EC on the charging of heavy goods vehicles for the use of certain infrastructures

Question Time (Council)

11-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-11(14)

Question Time (Commission)

10-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-10(16)

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

09-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-09(16)

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance

02-02-2009 P6_CRE(2009)02-02(13)

Explanations of vote

17-12-2008 P6_CRE(2008)12-17(8)

A6-0371/2008 - REPORT Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council facilitating cross-border enforcement in the field of road safety

One-minute speeches on matters of political importance (continuation)

17-11-2008 P6_CRE(2008)11-17(20)

EMU10: The first 10 years of Economic and Monetary Union and future challenges (debate)

17-11-2008 P6_CRE(2008)11-17(21)

Reports - as rapporteur

1

Opinions - as rapporteur

1

OPINION Proposal for a Council regulation: European Fisheries Fund

REGI
25-04-2005 REGI_AD(2005)355438

Motions for resolutions

1

Written declarations

1

Written declaration on trans fatty acids

31-01-2007 P6_DCL(2007)0009 Lapsed

Details

Jim HIGGINS , Dan JØRGENSEN , John BOWIS , Linda McAVAN

Date opened : 31-01-2007
Lapse date : 30-04-2007
Number of signatories : 154 - 30-04-2007

Parliamentary questions

325

Compulsory alcohol and drug testing at the scene of accidents in Ireland

07-05-2009 E-3690/2009 Commission

Cross-border disability payments

22-04-2009 E-3282/2009 Commission

EU-wide free travel for the disabled

22-04-2009 E-3281/2009 Commission

Net neutrality

20-04-2009 E-3240/2009 Commission

Possible funding for the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament

20-04-2009 E-3235/2009 Commission

Failure by Ulster Bank to pass ECB interest rate cuts on to the customer

20-04-2009 E-3234/2009 Commission

Employee rights

14-04-2009 P-3099/2009 Commission

Proposed European Asylum Support Office

08-04-2009 E-3063/2009 Commission

Banks as the most suitable vehicle by which to distribute EU money intended to help SMEs

06-04-2009 E-2978/2009 Commission

Vehicle registration tax

31-03-2009 P-2656/2009 Commission

Declarations (7th parliamentary term)

Declaration of financial interests