Geoffrey VAN ORDEN
  • Geoffrey
    VAN ORDEN
  • European Conservatives and Reformists Group
  • Vice-Chair
  • United Kingdom Conservative Party
  • Date of birth: 10 April 1945, Waterlooville

Speeches in plenary

59

EU-NATO relations (debate)

12-06-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)06-12(16)

Situation in Gaza Strip and the status of Jerusalem (debate)

29-05-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)05-29(13)

Debate with the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, on the Future of Europe (debate)

17-04-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)04-17(4)

Situation in Zimbabwe (debate)

06-02-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)02-06(14)

Arms export: implementation of Common Position 2008/944/CFSP (debate)

12-09-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)09-12(12)

Arms export: implementation of Common Position 2008/944/CFSP (debate) (2)

12-09-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)09-12(12)

EU political relations with India (short presentation)

12-09-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)09-12(20)

EU defence plan and the future of Europe (topical debate)

04-07-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)07-04(12)

Glyphosate and authorisation procedures (debate)

13-06-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)06-13(10)

Reports - as rapporteur

1

REPORT on Peace Support Operations – EU engagement with the UN and the African Union

AFET
28-04-2016 A8-0158/2016

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

8

REPORT on EU-NATO relations

AFET
25-05-2018 A8-0188/2018

REPORT on arms export: implementation of Common Position 2008/944/CFSP

AFET
18-07-2017 A8-0264/2017

REPORT on EU political relations with India

AFET
28-06-2017 A8-0242/2017

REPORT on private security companies

AFET
17-05-2017 A8-0191/2017

REPORT on the European Defence Union

AFET
31-10-2016 A8-0316/2016

Opinions - as rapporteur

2

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union

AFET
22-03-2018 AFET_AD(2018)616888

OPINION on A Space Strategy for Europe

AFET
31-05-2017 AFET_AD(2017)601237

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

2

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the EU defence industry

AFET
25-01-2018 AFET_AD(2018)612300

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Border and Coast Guard and repealing Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004, Regulation (EC) No 863/2007 and Council Decision 2005/267/EC

AFET
20-05-2016 AFET_AD(2016)580484

Institutional motions for resolutions

96

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Somalia

02-07-2018 B8-0323/2018

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Motion for a resolution on Madagascar

13-11-2017 B8-0641/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Motion for a resolution on Freedom of expression in Sudan, notably the case of Mohamed Zine El Abidine

13-11-2017 B8-0634/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Motion for a resolution on Gabon: repression of the opposition

11-09-2017 B8-0522/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Motion for a resolution on Eritrea, notably the cases of Abune Antonios and Dawit Isaak

03-07-2017 B8-0470/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Burundi

03-07-2017 B8-0468/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Motion for a resolution on the situation of human rights in Indonesia

12-06-2017 B8-0424/2017

NB: This motion for a resolution is available in the original language only.

Motion for a resolution on the humanitarian situation in Yemen

12-06-2017 B8-0407/2017

Joint motion for a resolution on the EU strategy on Syria

17-05-2017 RC-B8-0331/2017

Written declarations

2

Written declaration on the conservation and welfare of Asian elephants

14-10-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0062 Lapsed

Details

Jacqueline FOSTER , Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI , Ian DUNCAN , Renate SOMMER , Marlene MIZZI , Jeppe KOFOD , Jean LAMBERT , Keith TAYLOR , Anja HAZEKAMP , Stefan ECK

Date opened : 14-10-2015
Lapse date : 14-01-2016
Number of signatories : 87 - 15-01-2016

Written declaration on the funnelling of EU aid to terrorist organisations

09-02-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0005 Lapsed

Details

Michael THEURER , Antanas GUOGA , Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS , Johannes Cornelis van BAALEN , Tunne KELAM , Lars ADAKTUSSON , Indrek TARAND , Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , Ryszard CZARNECKI , Bas BELDER , Monika BEŇOVÁ

Date opened : 09-02-2015
Lapse date : 09-05-2015
Number of signatories : 65 - 11-05-2015

Written questions

23

European Defence Fund

12-07-2017 P-004723/2017 Commission

Cypriot reunification talks

05-12-2016 P-009220/2016 Commission

Cyprus reunification talks

30-11-2016 E-009064/2016 Council

Article 50

07-11-2016 P-008400/2016 Council

EU-India Free Trade Agreement

19-04-2016 P-003131/2016 Commission

Deportation powers

18-04-2016 E-003092/2016 Commission

Sri Lankan fish exports to the EU

19-02-2016 E-001471/2016 Commission

EU financial support for the Palestine Authority

18-01-2016 E-000321/2016 Commission

Firearms Directive

11-12-2015 E-015700/2015 Commission

EU funding for the African Union

11-12-2015 P-015699/2015 Commission

Oral questions

3

Increased terrorism threat

14-12-2015 O-000160/2015 Council

Boko Haram

02-02-2015 O-000010/2015 Commission

Boko Haram

02-02-2015 O-000009/2015 Council

Written explanations of vote

2

EU-NATO relations (A8-0188/2018 - Ioan Mircea Paşcu)

13-06-2018

. – On behalf of the ECR, we wish to make it clear that we are firmly against the concept of an ‘EU Army’. The EU’s defence ambitions are likely to be detrimental to NATO and to create division in the transatlantic alliance. Nevertheless, with these important caveats, we supported the report because of our wish to signal the importance we attach to NATO and the fact that the report contains recognition of the need for the EU to ensure a close security and defence partnership with the UK after Brexit. It acknowledges that the UK will remain a lead contributor to European defence as both a NATO member and European nation, while no longer being a member of the EU.
It is also right that attention is given to the issue of mobility of allied forces across Europe. This is in order to ensure the rapid and efficient reinforcement of the continent from the UK, the United States, and Canada, and the ability to sustain operations. But the European contribution to defence burden-sharing is not improved by the creation of separate EU defence structures, by the exclusion of major third countries from EU defence industrial projects, or from pursuit of a dangerous ‘strategic autonomy’. This is all about European political integration, not defence, and is the central flaw in EU defence ambitions.

Cyber defence (A8-0189/2018 - Urmas Paet)

13-06-2018

. – We supported this report to underline the importance we attach to cyber defence although the EU approach is distorted by its quest for ‘strategic autonomy’. The cyber threat covers many domains, including civil concerns, which may well require EU involvement. But clearly NATO is the international organisation with primary responsibility against the military cyber threat and has made rapid advances. While the EU has resources and aspirations, it is not clear where its particular responsibilities should rest and what the division of labour with other organisations should be in order to avoid duplication. Ultimately it is the member states that have the primary responsibility for their own defence. The UK, for example, is preeminent in Europe and more widely in terms of offensive and defensive cyber capabilities. Its National Cyber Security Centre will oversee some GBP 1.9 billion being invested in the next 5 years. Yet this expertise will be lost to the EU unless there is rapid agreement to a flexible and far reaching Security Treaty with the UK.

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