Wolf KLINZ : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 06-11-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member

National parties 

  • 06-11-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Freie Demokratische Partei (Germany)

Member 

  • 15-11-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 29-11-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 15-01-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 14-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

Substitute 

  • 28-11-2017 / 10-01-2018 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 28-11-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Israel
  • 28-11-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia
  • 28-11-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean

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 establishing the 'Customs' programme for cooperation in the field of customs  
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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 discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Banking Authority for the financial year 2017  
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OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Securities and Markets Authority for the financial year 2017  
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OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority for the financial year 2017  
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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.

Major interpellations 
Major interpellations for written answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members. Rule 139, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Union’s authorisation procedure for pesticides (A8-0475/2018 - Norbert Lins, Bart Staes) DE  
 

Die FDP im Europäischen Parlament hat sich in der Endabstimmung über den Bericht zum Untersuchungsausschuss für die Zulassung von Pestiziden (PEST) enthalten. Zwar handelt es sich bei dem verabschiedeten Text um einen Kompromiss zwischen den großen Fraktionen des Parlaments. Dennoch sind wir der Auffassung, dass unser Europäisches Zulassungssystem für Pestizide besser ist als sein Ruf. Generell vertritt die FDP die Meinung, dass wir unseren wissenschaftlichen Agenturen das nötige Vertrauen entgegenbringen sollten. Die FDP lehnt es ab, per politischer Entscheidung wissenschaftlich fundierte Kenntnisse auszuhebeln. Das EU-Zulassungssystem ist international anerkannt und wird als das weltweit beste angesehen. Von pauschalen Verboten ohne Abschätzung möglicher Folgen halten wir nichts. Dennoch nehmen wir die Bedenken in der Bevölkerung wahr, weshalb wir nicht gänzlich gegen den Text gestimmt haben. Der verabschiedete Text ist ein Initiativbericht und entfaltet keine Gesetzeswirkung.

Establishing the InvestEU Programme (A8-0482/2018 - José Manuel Fernandes, Roberto Gualtieri) DE  
 

Das Programm InvestEU und der Beitrag zu Konjunktur und Wachstum, den es leisten wird, sind grundsätzlich zu begrüßen. Die in diesem Projekt vorgeschlagenen Ausnahmen vom Stabilitäts- und Wachstumspakt halte ich für falsch. Aus diesem Grund kann ich den Bericht als Ganzes nicht mittragen und enthalte mich bei der Abstimmung.

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 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties