Renate SOMMER : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands (Germany)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

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

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

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 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

Proposals for a Union act  
Members can table a request to the European Commission to propose a Union act (a new act or an amendment to an existing act).Rule 47

Proposal for a union act on differences in the declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU  
- B8-0301/2017  

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 defending freedom of speech and human rights in Turkey  
- P8_DCL(2016)0090 - Lapsed  
Kostas CHRYSOGONOS , Manolis KEFALOGIANNIS , Takis HADJIGEORGIOU , Costas MAVRIDES , Martina MICHELS , Eleni THEOCHAROUS , Elissavet VOZEMBERG-VRIONIDI , Renate SOMMER , Eva KAILI , Sofia SAKORAFA  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 50 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on the differences in declarations, composition and taste of products in Eastern and Western markets of the EU  
- P8_DCL(2016)0053 - Lapsed  
Dubravka ŠUICA , Zigmantas BALČYTIS , Zoltán BALCZÓ , Franc BOGOVIČ , Biljana BORZAN , Daniel BUDA , Nicola CAPUTO , Pál CSÁKY , Andor DELI , Georgios EPITIDEIOS , Norbert ERDŐS , Tanja FAJON , Anna FOTYGA , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Elena GENTILE , György HÖLVÉNYI , Cătălin Sorin IVAN , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Artis PABRIKS , Emilian PAVEL , Alojz PETERLE , Marijana PETIR , Georgi PIRINSKI , Julia PITERA , Jozo RADOŠ , Liliana RODRIGUES , Dariusz ROSATI , Jacek SARYUSZ-WOLSKI , Branislav ŠKRIPEK , Monika SMOLKOVÁ , Csaba SÓGOR , Michaela ŠOJDROVÁ , Renate SOMMER , Ivan ŠTEFANEC , Davor Ivo STIER , Patricija ŠULIN , Pavel SVOBODA , Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ , Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK , Marian-Jean MARINESCU , Andrejs MAMIKINS , Ivana MALETIĆ , Eduard KUKAN , Kateřina KONEČNÁ , Krišjānis KARIŅŠ , Olga SEHNALOVÁ , Milan ZVER , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Iuliu WINKLER , Ivo VAJGL , Inese VAIDERE , Traian UNGUREANU , Adam SZEJNFELD , Tibor SZANYI , Eleftherios SYNADINOS , Ruža TOMAŠIĆ , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Czesław Adam SIEKIERSKI , Monica MACOVEI  
Date opened : 09-05-2016
Lapse date : 09-08-2016
Number of signatories : 141 - 28-07-2016
Written declaration on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis  
- P8_DCL(2016)0026 - Closed with majority  
Elena GENTILE , Andrey KOVATCHEV , Javier NART , Raffaele FITTO , Isabella DE MONTE , Luigi MORGANO , Nicola CAPUTO , Marc TARABELLA , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Karin KADENBACH , Renate SOMMER , Dominique RIQUET , Philippe DE BACKER , Marian HARKIN , Beatriz BECERRA BASTERRECHEA , Remo SERNAGIOTTO  
Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Adopted (date) : 11-07-2016
List of signatories : P8_PV(2016)09-12(ANN01)
Number of signatories : 388 - 12-07-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests