David CASA
  • David
    CASA
  • Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
  • Member
  • Malta Partit Nazzjonalista
  • Date of birth: 16 November 1968, Valletta

Speeches in plenary

729

The consequences of rising socio-economic inequalities for European citizens (topical debate)

07-02-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)02-07(13)

Implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative in the Member States (debate)

17-01-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)01-17(17)

Implementation of the Social Pillar (debate)

13-12-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)12-13(19)

Rule of law in Malta (debate)

14-11-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)11-14(11)

Review of the Maltese Presidency (debate)

04-07-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)07-04(2)

Preparation of the Commission Work Programme for 2018 (debate)

04-07-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)07-04(11)

Panama Papers follow-up and the rule of law in Malta (debate)

14-06-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)06-14(16)

European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning (debate)

15-05-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)05-15(16)

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

2

Opinions - as rapporteur

9

OPINION on legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest when disclosing the confidential information of companies and public bodies

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13-07-2017 EMPL_AD(2017)601037

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2014, Section III – Commission and executive agencies

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08-02-2016 EMPL_AD(2016)571661

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions for the financial year 2014

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26-01-2016 EMPL_AD(2016)571667

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training for the financial year 2014

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26-01-2016 EMPL_AD(2016)571665

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Training Foundation for the financial year 2014

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26-01-2016 EMPL_AD(2016)571664

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work for the financial year 2014

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26-01-2016 EMPL_AD(2016)571663

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Union agencies for the financial year 2014: performance, financial management and control

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26-01-2016 EMPL_AD(2016)571662

OPINION on European Investment Bank - Annual Report 2013

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22-01-2015 EMPL_AD(2015)539693

OPINION on European Central Bank Annual Report for 2013

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08-12-2014 EMPL_AD(2014)539692

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

3

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Common provisions on the European Funds as regards specific measures for Greece

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16-09-2015 EMPL_AD(2015)567665

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on single-member private limited liability companies

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29-06-2015 EMPL_AD(2015)549466

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on personal protective equipment

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07-04-2015 EMPL_AD(2015)544202

Institutional motions for resolutions

8

Motion for a resolution on corporate social responsibility

12-03-2018 B8-0155/2018

Motion for a resolution on summer-time arrangements

31-01-2018 B8-0071/2018

Motion for a resolution on sign languages and professional sign language interpreters

16-11-2016 B8-1230/2016

Joint motion for a resolution on Youth Employment

16-07-2014 RC-B8-0027/2014

Motion for a resolution on Youth Employment

15-07-2014 B8-0051/2014

Written declarations

6

Written declaration on missing refugee children

21-11-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0119 Lapsed

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Deirdre CLUNE , Brian HAYES , Roberta METSOLA , Patricija ŠULIN , Monica MACOVEI , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , David CASA , Esther de LANGE , Claude ROLIN , Mariya GABRIEL

Date opened : 21-11-2016
Lapse date : 21-02-2017
Number of signatories : 45 - 22-02-2017

Written declaration on the EU Blue Card migration scheme

06-06-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0057 Lapsed

Details

Deirdre CLUNE , Claudia ȚAPARDEL , Markus PIEPER , Marian-Jean MARINESCU , Salvatore Domenico POGLIESE , Marian HARKIN , Yana TOOM , Renate WEBER , David CASA , Brian HAYES

Date opened : 06-06-2016
Lapse date : 06-09-2016
Number of signatories : 29 - 07-09-2016

Written declaration on the donation of unsold consumable food to charities

14-10-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0061 Closed with majority

Details

Hugues BAYET , Angélique DELAHAYE , Stanisław OŻÓG , Petr JEŽEK , Younous OMARJEE , Ernest URTASUN , Marco VALLI , Maria ARENA , Marc TARABELLA , Mariya GABRIEL , Patrick LE HYARIC , Eva JOLY , Fabio Massimo CASTALDO , Guillaume BALAS , Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ WHITE , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Simona BONAFÈ , Biljana BORZAN , Nikos ANDROULAKIS , Virginie ROZIÈRE , Sylvie GUILLAUME , José BOVÉ , Anneliese DODDS , Neena GILL , Victor NEGRESCU , Claudia ȚAPARDEL , Kathleen VAN BREMPT , David CASA , Karima DELLI , Pascal DURAND

Date opened : 14-10-2015
Lapse date : 14-01-2016
Adopted (date) : 14-01-2016
The list of signatories is published in Annex 01 to the Minutes of 18-01-2016
Number of signatories : 388 - 15-01-2016

Written declaration on the differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in eastern and western markets of the EU

06-07-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0027 Lapsed

Details

Dubravka ŠUICA , Patricija ŠULIN , Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ , Nicola CAPUTO , Renata BRIANO , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Andor DELI , György HÖLVÉNYI , David CASA , Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK

Date opened : 06-07-2015
Lapse date : 06-10-2015
Number of signatories : 84 - 06-10-2015

Written declaration on prevention and treatment of glaucoma

09-02-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0007 Lapsed

Details

Aldo PATRICIELLO , Giovanni TOTI , Alberto CIRIO , Daniela AIUTO , Salvatore CICU , Andrea COZZOLINO , Alessandra MUSSOLINI , Lorenzo CESA , David CASA , Raffaele FITTO , Alessia Maria MOSCA

Date opened : 09-02-2015
Lapse date : 09-05-2015
Number of signatories : 59 - 11-05-2015

Written declaration on the prevention and treatment of head and neck cancers

09-02-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0006 Lapsed

Details

Aldo PATRICIELLO , Giovanni TOTI , Alberto CIRIO , Daniela AIUTO , Salvatore CICU , Andrea COZZOLINO , Alessandra MUSSOLINI , Lorenzo CESA , David CASA , Raffaele FITTO , Alessia Maria MOSCA

Date opened : 09-02-2015
Lapse date : 09-05-2015
Number of signatories : 57 - 11-05-2015

Written questions

199

2018 Country Report on Malta

14-03-2018 E-001550/2018 Commission

VAT on provision of yachts

12-03-2018 E-001513/2018 Commission

VAT on provision of yachts

12-03-2018 P-001512/2018 Commission

Compromising relationship between Joseph Muscat and the Azeri regime

28-04-2017 P-002993/2017 Commission

Corruption and the rule of law

27-04-2017 E-002958/2017 Commission

Return policy on migration

04-04-2017 E-002531/2017 Commission

Air pollution in the developing world

04-04-2017 E-002523/2017 Commission

EU Public Prosecutor's Office

04-04-2017 E-002522/2017 Commission

Asthma treatment in Europe

04-04-2017 E-002521/2017 Commission

EU General Data Protection Regulation

04-04-2017 E-002520/2017 Commission

Oral questions

3

Commission's answers to written questions

10-01-2017 O-000003/2017 Commission

Preventive measures to tackle the gender pension gap in the EU

30-09-2015 O-000117/2015 Commission

Written explanations of vote

257

Insurance distribution: date of application of Member States' transposition measures (A8-0024/2018 - Werner Langen)

01-03-2018

. ‒ I voted in favour of this Report and for insurance undertakings and insurance distributors to be given more time to better prepare for a correct and effective implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/97 and to implement the necessary technical and organisational changes to comply with the Delegated Regulations. Member States have to bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with that Directive by 23 February 2018.

EU-USA Bilateral Agreement on prudential measures regarding insurance and reinsurance (A8-0008/2018 - Roberto Gualtieri)

01-03-2018

I voted to give my consent to the Council decision to conclude a Bilateral Agreement between the European Union and the United States of America on prudential measures regarding insurance and reinsurance. It covers three areas, group supervision, reinsurance and exchange of information between supervisors. The Agreement sets out the conditions for group supervision in both Parties of their respective insurance and reinsurance groups.

Setting up a special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance (TAX3), its responsibilities, numerical strength and term of office (B8-0125/2018)

01-03-2018

. ‒ I voted in favour of setting up this Special Committee in order to continue building on the very useful work accomplished by the previous TAXE 1 and TAXE 2 special Committees in the fight against corruption and malpractice and the work carried out by the PANA inquiry committee. It will follow up on the progress by the Member States in ending tax practices allowing for tax avoidance and/or tax evasion that are harmful for the proper functioning of the Single market as referred to in resolutions of 25 November 2015 and 6 July 2016 and recommendation of 13 December 2017. It should take into account in its work the recent Paradise Papers revelations from 5th November 2017 and any relevant developments within the remit of the Committee that emerge during its term. The special committee will be composed of 45 members.

Definition, presentation and labelling of spirit drinks and protection of geographical indications thereof (A8-0021/2018 - Pilar Ayuso)

01-03-2018

I voted in favour of this report, which aims to align EU legislation on spirit drinks with the Lisbon Treaty. It replaces the existing procedures for the management of geographical indications in the spirit drinks sector, with new procedures modelled on the more exhaustive and well tested procedures for agricultural products and foodstuffs. Besides alignment with the TFEU, the proposal introduces a few minor technical amendments, in order to address shortcomings in the implementation of the current spirit drinks regulation ((EC) No 110/2008), as well as to make it consistent with new EU legal instruments.

Mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation (A8-0016/2018 - Emmanuel Maurel)

01-03-2018

I have voted in favour of this Report, which comes in the wake of the various recent revelations, such as the Panama Papers or Paradise Papers, which highlighted that certain intermediaries assist clients to evade/avoid tax liabilities, usually through complex cross-border arrangements often involving a company/structure located in a jurisdiction which is low tax or non-transparent. The proposal includes a compilation of the features and elements of transactions that present a strong indication of tax avoidance or abuse. The proposal obliges intermediaries (e.g. tax advisors, accountants, banks, lawyers) who design or promote tax planning arrangements that have a cross-border element and which meet certain hallmarks defined in the proposal to provide information to tax authorities.

Objection pursuant to Rule 106: authorisation of genetically modified maize 59122 (DAS-59122-7) (B8-0122/2018)

01-03-2018

I voted in favour of calling on the Commission to withdraw its draft implementing decision and to suspend any implementing decision regarding applications for authorisation of genetically modified organisms until the authorisation procedure has been revised in such a way so as to address the shortcomings of the current procedure, which has proven inadequate. Calls, in particular, for the Commission not to authorise the import of any genetically modified plant for food or feed uses which has been made tolerant to a complementary herbicide which is banned, or which will be banned in the near future, in the Union.

Objection pursuant to Rule 106: authorisation of genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × NK603 and genetically modified maize combining two of the events MON 87427, MON 89034 and NK603 (B8-0124/2018)

01-03-2018

I voted in favour of this report to call on the Commission to withdraw is draft implementing decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize MON 87427 × MON 89034 × NK603 (MON-87427-7 × MON-89Ø34-3 × MON-ØØ6Ø3-6) and genetically modified maize combining two of the events MON 87427, MON 89034 and NK603. I call on the Commission to request much more detailed testing of health risks relating to stacked events such as this genetically modified maize and to develop strategies for health risk assessment, toxicology and post-market monitoring that target the whole food and feed chain.

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2017/006 ES/Galicia apparel (A8-0033/2018 - Esteban González Pons)

01-03-2018

. ‒ I voted in favour of this proposal to mobilise the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund to Spain in order to address the dismissals which occurred in five enterprises in the territory of Ordes/Órdenes, which has been suffering from the decline in the number of clothing enterprises resulting from end of activities or production off-shore, following the increase in imports of wearing apparel into the EU. Unemployment in the manufacturing sector in Ordes increased by 40% over the period December 2016 - April 2017, when a majority of the redundancies concerned occurred. I am satisfied to note that Spain has met all the requirements to access these funds in order to address this matter.

Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2017/007 SE/Ericsson (A8-0032/2018 - Urmas Paet)

01-03-2018

The application was sent to the Commission on 9 August 2017 and supplemented by additional information by 4 October 2017. The Commission finalised its assessment on 18 December 2017 and has concluded, in accordance with all applicable provisions of the EGF Regulation, that the application meets the conditions for a financial contribution from the EGF, as referred to in Article 4 of the EGF Regulation. I therefore voted in favour of mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for Sweden.

Situation of fundamental rights in the EU in 2016 (A8-0025/2018 - Frank Engel)

01-03-2018

I voted in favour of this report on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU in 2016, which is an annual report prepared by the European Parliament. The rule of law, and migration and integration, are the main topics dealt with in the draft report. These were certainly the key issues in 2015 and 2016, and they have lost nothing of their relevance or topicality. What is more, they are closely bound up with one another: the issue of migration must be addressed by taking measures consistent with the rule of law, and this in turn must serve to enhance public confidence in national and European institutions and their ability to act effectively. It also includes an overview of developments in response to previous annual report on fundamental rights.

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