Albert DESS : 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-Soziale Union in Bayern e.V. (Germany)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 14-07-2014 / 27-06-2017 : Delegation for relations with Belarus
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 22-11-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Belarus
  • 08-02-2018 / 12-12-2018 : Special Committee on the Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides

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

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 regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and amending Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002, Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, EU No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1305/2013, (EU) No 1306/2013, (EU) No 1307/2013, (EU) No 1308/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, (EU) No 652/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision No 541/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council  
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OPINION Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 as regards the possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the use of genetically modified food and feed on their territory  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Fund for Strategic Investments and amending Regulations (EU) No 1291/2013 and (EU) No 1316/2013  
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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  
 

. – Wir haben gegen den Bericht gestimmt. Denn die Voraussetzungen für die Einleitung eines Rechtsstaatsverfahrens gegen Ungarn sind unseres Erachtens nicht gegeben, und der Bericht enthält zahlreiche politische Bewertungen zur ungarischen Politik, die wir nicht teilen. Die Europäische Kommission hat gegen Ungarn zu Recht verschiedene Vertragsverletzungsverfahren eingeleitet, z. B. wegen der ungarischen Mediengesetzgebung. Ungarn hat auf viele Beschwerden reagiert und die jeweiligen Gesetze geändert. Zahlreiche Verfahren wurden daher abgeschlossen. Die Einleitung dieser Verfahren begrüßen wir, da sich alle Mitgliedstaaten an geltendes europäisches Recht halten müssen.
Ein Rechtsstaatsverfahren ist nur einzuleiten, wenn die eindeutige Gefahr einer schwerwiegenden Verletzung der europäischen Werte besteht. Das Rechtsstaatsverfahren kann zum Entzug der Stimmrechte eines Mitgliedstaates führen. Der Bericht Sargentini schießt weit über das Ziel hinaus. In dem Bericht werden unberechtigte Vorwürfe erhoben, bereits abgeschlossene Verfahren wieder thematisiert und politisch motivierte Bewertungen zu Migration und anderen Themen vorgenommen, die nichts mit einem Rechtsstaatsverfahren zu tun haben.
Ungeachtet eines Artikel-7-Verfahrens erwarten wir, dass es zu einem intensiven Dialog der Kommission mit Ungarn kommt, um jegliche Zweifel auszuräumen, dass es keine Einschränkungen der wissenschaftlichen Freiheit und der legitimen Betätigung von NGOs in Ungarn gibt.

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 the European Honey Breakfast and World Bee Day  
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Franc BOGOVIČ , Alojz PETERLE , Patricija ŠULIN , Mairead McGUINNESS , Marijana PETIR , Sofia RIBEIRO , James NICHOLSON , Françoise GROSSETÊTE , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Elisabeth KÖSTINGER , Albert DESS , Paolo DE CASTRO , Bronis ROPĖ , Rosa D'AMATO , Milan ZVER , Romana TOMC , Igor ŠOLTES , Tanja FAJON , Ivo VAJGL , Jozo RADOŠ , Frédérique RIES , György HÖLVÉNYI , Mark DEMESMAEKER , Pavel POC , Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI , Kateřina KONEČNÁ , Giovanni LA VIA , Benedek JÁVOR , Karl-Heinz FLORENZ , Bart STAES , Jo LEINEN , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Vladimir URUTCHEV , Norbert ERDŐS , Annie SCHREIJER-PIERIK , Marc TARABELLA , Nicola CAPUTO , Maria Lidia SENRA RODRÍGUEZ , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Dubravka ŠUICA , Viorica DĂNCILĂ , Renata BRIANO , Mihai ŢURCANU , Miroslav POCHE  
Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Number of signatories : 224 - 12-07-2016
Written declaration on food wastage  
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Giovanni LA VIA , Richard ASHWORTH , Pilar AYUSO , Simona BONAFÈ , Michel DANTIN , Paolo DE CASTRO , Albert DESS , Gerben-Jan GERBRANDY , Martin HÄUSLING , Kateřina KONEČNÁ , Mairead McGUINNESS , James NICHOLSON , Czesław Adam SIEKIERSKI  
Date opened : 12-01-2015
Lapse date : 12-04-2015
Number of signatories : 179 - 17-04-2015

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests