Michael CRAMER : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (Germany)

Chair 

  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Transport and Tourism

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 06-07-2014 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Conference of Committee Chairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Transport and Tourism

Main parliamentary activities 

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 directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the use of Passenger Name Record data for the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of terrorist offences and serious crime  
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TRAN 
OPINION on procedures and practices regarding Commissioner hearings, lessons to be taken from the 2014 process  
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TRAN 

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 regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on type-approval requirements for motor vehicles and their trailers, and systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles, as regards their general safety and the protection of vehicle occupants and vulnerable road users, amending Regulation (EU) 2018/… and repealing Regulations (EC) No 78/2009, (EC) No 79/2009 and (EC) No 661/2009  
- TRAN_AD(2019)627562 -  
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TRAN 
OPINION on Cohesion Policy and thematic objective ‘promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures’ – Article 9(7) of the Common Provisions Regulation  
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TRAN 
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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TRAN 

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

EU-Morocco Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (A8-0027/2019 - Alain Cadec)  
 

. – The European Court of Justice has noted that this fisheries agreement is applicable to ʻwaters under the sovereignty or jurisdictionʼ of the Kingdom of Morocco. However, in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the waters over which the coastal State is entitled to exercise sovereignty or jurisdiction are limited to waters adjacent to and under its sea territory or its exclusive economic zone.
Bearing this in mind, the territory of Western Sahara is not part of the territory of the Kingdom of Morocco; the waters adjacent to the territory of Western Sahara do not fall within the Moroccan fishing zone covered by this agreement, as Western Sahara is illegally occupied by Morocco.
Sinn Féin supports Western Saharaʼs struggle for self-determination and we oppose any economic agreement between the EU and Morocco that compromises the resources of the Saharawi people and their exploitation under Moroccoʼs illegal occupation. For these reasons we voted against this agreement.

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

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests