Othmar KARAS
  • Othmar
    KARAS
  • Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
  • Member
  • Austria Österreichische Volkspartei
  • Date of birth: 24 December 1957, Ybbs

Political groups

  • 20.07.1999 / 29.09.1999 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member
  • 30.09.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Treasurer
  • 20.07.2004 / 13.11.2004 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Treasurer
  • 14.11.2004 / 14.02.2007 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Vice-Chair
  • 15.02.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Vice-Chair
  • 14.07.2009 / 24.11.2009 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Vice-Chair
  • 25.11.2009 / 02.02.2012 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Vice-Chair
  • 03.02.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member of the Bureau
  • 01.07.2014 ... : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties

  • 20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Österreichische Volkspartei (Austria)
  • 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Österreichische Volkspartei - Liste Ursula Stenzel (Austria)
  • 14.07.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Österreichische Volkspartei (Austria)
  • 01.07.2014 ... : Österreichische Volkspartei (Austria)

Chair

  • 13.10.2014 ... : Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee

Vice-President

  • 18.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : European Parliament

Member

  • 21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 06.10.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Delegation to the EU-Hungary Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 07.02.2002 / 30.04.2004 : Delegation to the EU-Hungary Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 15.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 14.10.2004 / 08.06.2005 : Temporary committee on policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 12.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with Canada
  • 08.10.2009 / 31.07.2011 : Special Committee on the Financial, Economic and Social Crisis
  • 06.04.2011 / 14.12.2011 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 15.12.2011 / 18.01.2012 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 18.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 01.07.2014 / 18.01.2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14.07.2014 / 12.10.2014 : Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • 13.10.2014 ... : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 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)
  • 24.06.2016 / 13.12.2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 19.01.2017 ... : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14.03.2018 ... : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

Substitute

  • 21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport
  • 17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market
  • 22.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 16.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 25.04.2005 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 19.01.2006 / 19.06.2007 : Committee of Inquiry into the crisis of the Equitable Life Assurance Society
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 31.01.2007 / 11.03.2007 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with Japan
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
  • 17.06.2010 / 30.06.2011 : Special committee on the policy challenges and budgetary resources for a sustainable European Union after 2013
  • 15.12.2011 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 01.07.2014 / 18.01.2017 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 14.07.2014 ... : Delegation for relations with India
  • 03.09.2014 / 18.01.2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 04.09.2014 / 18.01.2017 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 19.01.2017 ... : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 19.01.2017 ... : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 19.01.2017 ... : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 05.12.2017 ... : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 7th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

346

EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement negotiations

17-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-17(7)

EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement negotiations (2)

17-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-17(7)

Negotiation of the EU-Japan strategic partnership agreement (debate)

17-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-17(8)

Negotiation of the EU-Japan strategic partnership agreement (debate) (2)

17-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-17(8)

Voting time

16-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-16(14)

European Police College (A7-0146/2014 - Kinga Gál) (vote)

16-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-16(14.14)

Explanations of vote

16-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-16(15)

Corrections to votes and voting intentions: see Minutes

16-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-16(16)

Reports - as rapporteur

5

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

4

Opinions - as rapporteur

1

OPINION on corporate governance in financial institutions

IMCO
28-02-2011 IMCO_AD(2011)456633

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

1

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on insurance mediation (recast)

IMCO
29-04-2013 IMCO_AD(2013)502077

Motions for resolutions

15

Joint motion for a resolution on the situation in Palestine

28-09-2011 RC-B7-0525/2011

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Palestine

27-09-2011 B7-0526/2011

Joint motion for a resolution on the situation in Libya

14-09-2011 RC-B7-0513/2011

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Libya

13-09-2011 B7-0515/2011

Motion for a resolution on the Europe 2020 Strategy

09-02-2011 B7-0098/2011

Joint motion for a resolution on the situation of Christians in the context of freedom of religion

18-01-2011 RC-B7-0039/2011

Parliamentary questions

43

Implementation of Packaging Directive in the Member States

21-02-2014 E-002075/2014 Commission

Strategy for the pharmaceutical industry and pricing in the internal market

19-02-2014 E-001886/2014 Commission

Religious education at the European Schools

25-10-2013 E-012230/2013 Commission

Implementation of the Late Payment Directive

16-10-2013 E-011802/2013 Commission

Enforcement of European data protection standards in the Member States

25-04-2013 E-004630/2013 Commission

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 6th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

137

Credit requirements directives: Directives 2006/48/EC and 2006/49/EC (A6-0139/2009, Othmar Karas)

06-05-2009 P6_CRE(2009)05-06(6.9)

Conclusions of the G20 Summit (debate)

23-04-2009 P6_CRE(2009)04-23(13)

Presentation of the Czech Presidency's programme (debate)

14-01-2009 P6_CRE(2009)01-14(3)

Capital requirements (implementation plan) (B6-0623/2008) (vote)

16-12-2008 P6_CRE(2008)12-16(3.24)

Securities settlement systems and financial collateral arrangements (debate)

16-12-2008 P6_CRE(2008)12-16(20)

Reports - as rapporteur

7

REPORT Green Paper on Retail Financial Services in the Single Market

ECON
16-05-2008 A6-0187/2008

REPORT Surveillance of budgetary positions 2d reading

ECON
20-06-2005 A6-0204/2005

REPORT Draft report on the surveillance of budgetary positions and economy (amend.regul. EC No.1466/97)

ECON
27-05-2005 A6-0168/2005

REPORT Draft report on clarifying deficit procedure (amend.regul. EC No.1467/97)

ECON
26-05-2005 A6-0158/2005

REPORT Public Finances in EMU

ECON
07-02-2005 A6-0025/2005

Opinions - as rapporteur

3

OPINION on the Small Business Act

JURI
21-11-2008 JURI_AD(2008)414319

OPINION Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee concerning the need to develop a co-ordinated strategy to improve the fight against fiscal fraud

JURI
25-06-2008 JURI_AD(2008)405956

OPINION Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on a common framework for the marketing of products

JURI
12-09-2007 JURI_AD(2007)391959

Motions for resolutions

5

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Georgia

02-09-2008 RC-B6-0402/2008

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Georgia

01-09-2008 B6-0412/2008

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on observers from Bulgaria and Romania

05-07-2005 B6-0446/2005

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the strategic political orientations of the Barroso Commission

14-12-2004 RC-B6-0205/2004/rev. 1

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the Barroso Commission

08-11-2004 B6-0151/2004

Written declarations

2

Written declaration on a Small Business Act for Europe

21-04-2008 P6_DCL(2008)0035 Lapsed

Details

Othmar KARAS , Edit HERCZOG , Wolf KLINZ , Olle SCHMIDT , Alexander RADWAN

Date opened : 21-04-2008
Lapse date : 04-09-2008
Number of signatories : 333 - 04-09-2008

Written declaration on the degrading dismissal practices employed by the Swiss concern Novartis

10-03-2008 P6_DCL(2008)0021 Lapsed

Details

Herbert BÖSCH , Harald ETTL , Stephen HUGHES , André BRIE , Othmar KARAS

Date opened : 10-03-2008
Lapse date : 19-06-2008
Number of signatories : 85 - 19-06-2008

Parliamentary questions

39

Continuation of the Insurance Block Exemption Regulation

04-03-2009 E-1586/2009 Commission

Obstacle to the internal market relating to electronic signatures

19-02-2009 E-1331/2009 Commission

Impact of the financial crisis on small- and medium-sized undertakings

26-10-2007 E-5488/2007 Commission

Doping

28-06-2007 P-3492/2007 Commission

Deadlines for MiFID transposition

02-04-2007 E-2012/2007 Commission

Responsibility of retailers for the accuracy of the compulsory information on labelling

27-02-2007 E-1149/2007 Commission

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 5th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

185

Economy/employment

22-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-22(2)

Question Time (Commission)

20-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-20(17)

Consumer protection

19-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-19(6)

Vote

31-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-31(3)

Environmental liability

30-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-30(12)

Financial markets

29-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-29(6)

Health care and care of the elderly

11-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-11(3)

Health care and care of the elderly (2)

11-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-11(3)

Preparation of the European Council (Brussels, 25-26 March 2004) – Follow-up to the IGC

10-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-10(1)

Reports - as rapporteur

9

Report on the proposal for a European Parliament and Council directive on the activities of institutions for occupational retirement provision - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

ECON
21-06-2001 A5-0220/2001

Report on the Commission communication on communications strategy in the last phases of the completion of EMU - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

ECON
21-06-2000 A5-0170/2000

Motions for resolutions

26

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the outcome of the European Council meeting on 25-26 March 2004

31-03-2004 RC-B5-0165/2004

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the outcome of the European Council in Brussels, 12 December 2003

17-12-2003 RC-B5-0570/2003

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the outcome of the European Council in Brussels, 12-13 December 2003

16-12-2003 B5-0583/2003

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the Statute for Members of the European Parliament

16-12-2003 RC-B5-0543/2003

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the draft Statute for Members of the European Parliament

11-12-2003 B5-0543/2003

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on market regulations and competition rules for the liberal professions

11-12-2003 RC-B5-0430/2003

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the Commission’s legislative and work programme for 2004

10-12-2003 B5-0536/2003

Written declarations

1

Written declaration on the holding of a Europe-wide referendum on the EU Constitution (Constitutional Treaty)

01-09-2003 P5_DCL(2003)0016 Lapsed

Details

Othmar KARAS

Date opened : 01-09-2003
Lapse date : 01-12-2003
Number of signatories : 59 - 01-12-2003

Parliamentary questions

20

Study on the consequences of Basel II for small and medium-sized enterprises

04-03-2004 H-0159/2004 Commission

Services of general economic interest and the subsidiarity principle

27-10-2003 H-0656/2003 Commission

Europe-wide VAT system

29-09-2003 H-0576/2003 Council

Market regulations and competition rules for the liberal professions

12-09-2003 O-0063/2003 Commission

Different tax systems and impact on the internal market

01-07-2003 H-0442/2003 Commission

Reform of European corporate taxation policy

14-04-2003 P-1409/2003 Commission

European corporate tax reform policy

09-04-2003 H-0229/2003 Council

Participation in the Tripartite Social Summit

04-02-2003 P-0307/2003 Commission

Statute of Members

14-11-2002 O-0092/2002 Council

Declarations (7th parliamentary term)

Declaration of financial interests

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