Dimitrios PAPADIMOULIS : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 14-12-2015 : Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left - Member
  • 15-12-2015 / 11-01-2017 : Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left - Member of the Bureau
  • 12-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left - Member of the Bureau

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Coalition of the Radical Left (Greece)

Vice-President 

  • 01-07-2014 / 17-01-2017 : European Parliament
  • 18-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : European Parliament

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 16-01-2017 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 18-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 10-09-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 12-02-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-08-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Regional Development

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 shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

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 European Investment Bank (EIB) – Annual Report 2014  
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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 the proposal for a Council decision on the system of Own Resources of the European Union  
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OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Banking Authority for the financial year 2016  
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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 2016  
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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

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

Copyright in the Digital Single Market (A8-0245/2018 - Axel Voss) EL  
 

Η οδηγία για την προστασία της πνευματικής ιδιοκτησίας στην ενιαία ψηφιακή αγορά έχει προκαλέσει, δικαίως, έναν διάλογο που εκτυλίσσεται τα τελευταία 2 χρόνια, από τότε που ανακοίνωσε η Επιτροπή το σχέδιό της για τη νομοθεσία. Θεωρώ ότι ο διάλογος δεν έχει ωριμάσει για να παράγει τα απαραίτητα αποτελέσματα που θα μπορέσουν να εξασφαλίσουν μια ισορροπία μεταξύ των ενδιαφερόμενων μερών. Δεν αρνείται κανείς ότι είναι εξαιρετικά σημαντικό να προασπίσουμε τα πνευματικά δικαιώματα και να ενισχύσουμε τη δημιουργία σε αυτούς τους δύσκολους καιρούς σε ένα άναρχο ψηφιακό περιβάλλον.
Ένα αίτημα καθόλα δίκαιο. Όμως, αυτό δεν μπορεί να γίνει χωρίς περίσκεψη και με τον κίνδυνο να παραβλάπτεται το δικαίωμα της γνώμης και η ελευθερία της έκφρασης. Είναι, επομένως, επιβεβλημένο να δώσουμε χρόνο και χώρο στις διάφορες απόψεις. Μέσω, λοιπόν, μιας ανοιχτής και διαφανούς συζήτησης στην ολομέλεια θα υπερκεραστούν οι διχασμοί στην ευρωπαϊκή κοινωνία και θα γίνει πλέον σαφής η σωστή κατεύθυνση.

Reform of the electoral law of the European Union (A8-0248/2018 - Jo Leinen, Danuta Maria Hübner) EL  
 

Η πολυαναμενόμενη τροποποίηση του εκλογικού νόμου της Ένωσης, ενός νομοθετήματος που βρίσκεται σε ισχύ πάνω από 40 χρονιά, δυστυχώς δεν απέδωσε τα επιθυμητά. Αντιθέτως, αντί για μια πραγματικά ευρωπαϊκή ρύθμιση, αφήνει την πλήρη διακριτική ευχέρεια στα κράτη μέλη να ρυθμίσουν το θέμα υποδαυλίζοντας τις αντιθέσεις στα εκλογικά συστήματα.
Η πρόταση του Κοινοβουλίου το 2015 υπήρξε πραγματικά φιλόδοξη και προωθούσε την ολοκλήρωση, όπως η ενιαία ευρωπαϊκή περιφέρεια, οι διεθνικές λίστες, η θεσμοθέτηση του κορυφαίου υποψηφίου (Spitzenkandidat). Επέλεξα τη στάση της αποχής, γιατί η προτεινόμενη τροποποίηση δεν εμπεριέχει τις αναγκαίες αλλαγές που πρότεινε το ΕΚ το 2015.
Ευελπιστώ παρόλα αυτά ότι θα πρέπει να ενταθεί μια ουσιαστική συζήτηση για την αναβάθμιση της αντιπροσωπευτικής δημοκρατίας στην Ευρώπη.

Respect for private life and the protection of personal data in electronic communications and repealing Directive 2002/58/EC (Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications) (A8-0324/2017 - Marju Lauristin)  
 

I voted today in favour of the ePrivacy Regulation mandate voted through in the Committee on Civil Liberties, because I support the regulation’s main goal: to put citizens back in control of their own personal data online. In this online environment where so much of our very sensitive personal data is floating around and being monetised by so many different business players, it is imperative that citizens are empowered again by putting the notion of consent central in the processing of personal data.
Data protection and privacy are fundamental rights. This current ePrivacy mandate bans unlawful interference in our online communications without consent (no monitoring of our calls, chats, text and browsing), calls for developers of software and hardware to incorporate privacy—by—default and privacy—by—design principles as to ensure that no privacy—infringement backdoors are built into the goods we buy, and ensures that consumers who refuse to be tracked cannot be banned from visiting particular websites.
My vote today reinforces what citizens and new innovative businesses already know: that European citizens want digital services that are built on respect for privacy and data protection, and do not want to be offered services which run contrary to their civil liberties and fundamental rights.

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

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 140, Rule 141, Annex III

Answers to questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Reply to members’ questions to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Rule 140, Rule 141, 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 supporting ‘Odysseus’ for the relaunching of the European Voluntary Service  
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Jonás FERNÁNDEZ , Pablo ZALBA BIDEGAIN , Silvia COSTA , Antonio TAJANI , Ramón JÁUREGUI ATONDO , Jean-Marie CAVADA , Dimitrios PAPADIMOULIS , Karima DELLI , Alain LAMASSOURE , Jo LEINEN , Molly SCOTT CATO , Svetoslav Hristov MALINOV , Mercedes BRESSO , Enrique CALVET CHAMBON , Barbara MATERA , Doktor Professor Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR , José Manuel FERNANDES , Neena GILL , Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ , Hugues BAYET , Alfred SANT , Renato SORU , Eider GARDIAZABAL RUBIAL  
Date opened : 03-10-2016
Lapse date : 03-01-2017
Number of signatories : 91 - 04-01-2017
Written declaration on an EU Homelessness Strategy  
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Neena GILL , Brian HAYES , Alfred SANT , Karima DELLI , Lynn BOYLAN , Sylvie GUILLAUME , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Agnes JONGERIUS , Dimitrios PAPADIMOULIS , Gabriele ZIMMER , Viorica DĂNCILĂ , Mary HONEYBALL , Stefan ECK , Bronis ROPĖ , Hugues BAYET , Klaus BUCHNER , Sylvie GOULARD  
Date opened : 27-04-2016
Lapse date : 27-07-2016
Number of signatories : 310 - 28-07-2016

Declarations 

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