Sharon BOWLES : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 19-07-2009 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member
  • 20-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member of the Bureau

National parties 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Liberal Democrats Party (United Kingdom)

Chair 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 23-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Member 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Conference of Committee Chairs
  • 19-01-2012 / 22-01-2012 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 23-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Conference of Committee Chairs

Substitute 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 08-10-2009 / 31-07-2011 : Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Legal Affairs

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 amending Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC as regards disclosure of non-financial and diversity information by certain large companies and groups  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting to Article 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council adapting to Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny  
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ECON 

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 directive of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the recovery and resolution of credit institutions and investment firms and amending Council Directives 77/91/EEC and 82/891/EC, Directives 2001/24/EC, 2002/47/EC, 2004/25/EC, 2005/56/EC, 2007/36/EC and 2011/35/EC and Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010  
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OPINION on the 20 main concerns of European citizens and businesses with the functioning of the Single Market  
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OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2003/71/EC and 2009/138/EC in respect of the powers of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority and the European Securities and Markets Authority  
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JURI 

Motions for resolutions 
Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 143

Parliamentary questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests