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

Political groups

  • 20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member
  • 20.07.2004 / 13.11.2004 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member
  • 14.11.2004 / 08.03.2005 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member of the Bureau
  • 09.03.2005 / 13.07.2009 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member
  • 14.07.2009 / 03.12.2009 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member
  • 04.12.2009 / 12.12.2011 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 13.12.2011 / 30.06.2014 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Vice-Chair
  • 01.07.2014 / 12.12.2016 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Vice-Chair
  • 13.12.2016 / 04.07.2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Vice-Chair
  • 05.07.2017 / 24.10.2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Vice-Chair
  • 25.10.2017 ... : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Vice-Chair

National parties

  • 20.07.1999 / 19.07.2004 : Conservative and Unionist Party (United Kingdom)
  • 20.07.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Conservative and Unionist Party (United Kingdom)
  • 14.07.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Conservative Party (United Kingdom)
  • 01.07.2014 ... : Conservative Party (United Kingdom)

Chair

  • 16.10.2014 ... : Delegation for relations with India

Vice-Chair

  • 22.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy
  • 22.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14.09.2017 ... : Special Committee on Terrorism

Member

  • 21.07.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy
  • 06.10.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 17.01.2002 / 21.01.2002 : Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy
  • 07.02.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 21.07.2004 / 21.07.2004 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 21.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 15.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • 15.09.2004 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 16.07.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with Iran
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 01.07.2014 / 18.01.2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 01.07.2014 / 18.01.2017 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 14.07.2014 / 15.10.2014 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 16.10.2014 ... : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 19.01.2017 ... : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 19.01.2017 ... : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 12.09.2017 / 13.09.2017 : Special Committee on Terrorism

Substitute

  • 08.09.1999 / 14.01.2002 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 17.01.2002 / 19.07.2004 : Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism
  • 13.03.2002 / 30.04.2004 : Delegation to the EU-Hungary Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 20.11.2003 / 21.04.2004 : Temporary committee on improving safety at sea
  • 22.07.2004 / 14.01.2007 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 15.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia and the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
  • 28.09.2004 / 13.03.2007 : Delegation for relations with the countries of south-east Europe
  • 15.01.2007 / 30.01.2007 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 31.01.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 14.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with the countries of south-east Europe
  • 15.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 15.03.2007 / 13.07.2009 : Delegation for relations with Afghanistan
  • 15.09.2009 / 18.01.2012 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 16.09.2009 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • 09.11.2009 / 06.07.2010 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 07.07.2010 / 30.06.2014 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 19.01.2012 / 30.06.2014 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 01.07.2014 / 14.12.2015 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 14.07.2014 ... : Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • 21.10.2014 ... : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 15.12.2015 / 18.01.2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 19.01.2017 ... : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 7th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

157

European single market for electronic communications (A7-0190/2014 - Pilar del Castillo Vera)

03-04-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)04-03(9.25)

Anti-missile shield for Europe (A7-0109/2014 - Sampo Terho)

12-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-12(9.2)

EU priorities for the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council (debate)

12-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-12(13)

2013 progress report on Turkey (debate)

11-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-11(16)

2013 progress report on Turkey (debate) (2)

11-03-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)03-11(16)

Bahrain, in particular the cases of Nabeel Rajab, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and Ibrahim Sharif

06-02-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)02-06(15.3)

Bahrain, in particular the cases of Nabeel Rajab, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and Ibrahim Sharif (2)

06-02-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)02-06(15.3)

Europe's role in the Central African Republic (debate)

05-02-2014 P7_CRE-REV(2014)02-05(15)

Reports - as rapporteur

1

REPORT on Progress on Mine Action

AFET
08-06-2011 A7-0211/2011

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

13

REPORT on the EU comprehensive approach and its implications for the coherence of EU external action

AFET
21-02-2014 A7-0138/2014

REPORT on the European Defence Technological and Industrial Base

AFET
30-10-2013 A7-0358/2013

REPORT on the maritime dimension of the Common Security and Defence Policy

AFET
12-06-2013 A7-0220/2013

REPORT on EU’s military structures: state of play and future prospects

AFET
06-06-2013 A7-0205/2013

REPORT on the EU’s mutual defence and solidarity clauses: political and operational dimensions

AFET
31-10-2012 A7-0356/2012

REPORT on Cyber Security and Defence

AFET
17-10-2012 A7-0335/2012

REPORT on the impact of the financial crisis on the defence sector in the EU Member States

AFET
30-11-2011 A7-0428/2011

REPORT Report on a new strategy for Afghanistan

AFET
22-11-2010 A7-0333/2010

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

2

OPINION on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council Establishing a space surveillance and tracking support programme

AFET
03-12-2013 AFET_AD(2013)519586

OPINION on the implementation of the Single European Sky legislation

AFET
25-06-2012 AFET_AD(2012)486143

Motions for resolutions

117

Joint motion for a resolution on the invasion of Ukraine by Russia

12-03-2014 RC-B7-0263/2014

Motion for a resolution on Security and human trafficking in Sinai

10-03-2014 B7-0254/2014

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

Motion for a resolution on Russia: sentencing of demonstrators involved in Bolotnaya Square events

10-03-2014 B7-0248/2014

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

Motion for a resolution on the use of armed drones

24-02-2014 B7-0205/2014

Motion for a resolution on Bahrain, in particular the cases of Nabeel Rajab, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and Ibrahim Sharif

03-02-2014 B7-0121/2014

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

Joint motion for a resolution on the situation in Sri Lanka

11-12-2013 RC-B7-0563/2013

Joint motion for a resolution on the situation in the Central African Republic

11-12-2013 RC-B7-0561/2013

Motion for a resolution on the situation in Sri Lanka

09-12-2013 B7-0580/2013

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

Joint motion for a resolution on the situation in Syria

11-09-2013 RC-B7-0413/2013/rev. 1

Written declarations

1

Written declaration on terrorism and extremism in Pakistan

04-04-2011 P7_DCL(2011)0016 Lapsed

Details

Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , Gabriele ALBERTINI , Alexander ALVARO , Frédérique RIES , Hannu TAKKULA

Date opened : 04-04-2011
Lapse date : 07-07-2011
Number of signatories : 68 - 07-07-2011

Parliamentary questions

33

Commission's commitment to cutting regulation

20-03-2014 E-003360/2014 Commission

Use of hazardous substances

16-12-2013 E-014150/2013 Commission

EU rules to counter abuse of free movement principle

09-12-2013 P-013946/2013 Commission

Suspension of EU payments to Member States

23-07-2013 E-008971/2013 Commission

Transfer of sentenced persons

03-06-2013 E-006200/2013 Commission

European Court of Auditors - consequences of refusal to sign off the EU budget

13-05-2013 P-005211/2013 Commission

EU funding available to alleviate the costs of immigration from other Member States

13-03-2013 P-002888/2013 Commission

Research on bee health

22-02-2013 E-001942/2013 Commission

VP/HR - European Union Training Mission (EUTM) Mali

22-02-2013 E-001933/2013 Commission

Directive 2000/29/EC and ash dieback in the United Kingdom

07-11-2012 E-010084/2012 Commission

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 6th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

131

Explanations of vote

07-05-2009 P6_CRE(2009)05-07(10)

A6-0264/2009 - REPORT on the Annual Report on Human Rights in the World 2008 and the European Union’s policy on the matter

Explanations of vote

24-04-2009 P6_CRE(2009)04-24(8)

A6-0234/2009 - REPORT Report with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on non-proliferation and the future of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT)

Explanations of vote

26-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-26(5)

A6-0114/2009 - REPORT Report on the state of transatlantic Rrelations in the aftermath of the US elections

The state of transatlantic relations in the aftermath of the US elections (debate)

25-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-25(7)

Explanations of vote

24-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-24(5)

A6-0132/2009 - REPORT Report with a proposal for a European Parliament recommendation to the Council on the EU priorities for the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly

Explanations of vote

24-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-24(5)

A6-0079/2009 - REPORT Report on One year after Lisbon: The Africa-EU partnership at work

Explanations of vote (continuation)

12-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-12(10)

B6-0105/2009 - MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on country-regionplaceTurkey’s progress report 2008

Sri Lanka (debate)

11-03-2009 P6_CRE(2009)03-11(19)

Explanations of vote

19-02-2009 P6_CRE(2009)02-19(10)

A6-0032/2009 - REPORT Report on the European Security Strategy and ESDP

Explanations of vote

19-02-2009 P6_CRE(2009)02-19(10)

A6-0033/2009 - REPORT Report on the role of NATO in the security architecture of the EU

Reports - as rapporteur

5

REPORT Report on the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union

AFET
27-11-2006 A6-0420/2006

REPORT Report on the state of preparedness for EU membership of Bulgaria

AFET
25-11-2005 A6-0342/2005

REPORT Draft report on Bulgaria's progress towards accession

AFET
06-12-2004 A6-0065/2004

Motions for resolutions

61

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Sri Lanka

04-02-2009 RC-B6-0074/2009

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Sri Lanka

03-02-2009 B6-0074/2009

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Zimbabwe

17-12-2008 RC-B6-0628/2008

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Zimbabwe

16-12-2008 B6-0643/2008

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the Convention on Cluster Munitions

12-11-2008 B6-0589/2008

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burma

22-10-2008 RC-B6-0554/2008

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on PlaceNameplaceBurma

21-10-2008 B6-0566/2008

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Zimbabwe

07-07-2008 B6-0347/2008

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burma: continued detention of political prisoners

18-06-2008 RC-B6-0314/2008

Written declarations

3

Written declaration on referendums on the Constitution in each Member State

23-04-2007 P6_DCL(2007)0041 Lapsed

Details

Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , Struan STEVENSON , Ivo STREJČEK , Syed KAMALL , Nina ŠKOTTOVÁ

Date opened : 23-04-2007
Lapse date : 06-09-2007
Number of signatories : 63 - 06-09-2007

Written declaration on protection of people in Bulgaria against neo-totalitarianism

03-04-2006 P6_DCL(2006)0019 Lapsed

Details

Elly de GROEN-KOUWENHOVEN , Michael CASHMAN , Erik MEIJER , Alexander Graf LAMBSDORFF , Geoffrey VAN ORDEN

Date opened : 03-04-2006
Lapse date : 06-07-2006
Number of signatories : 115 - 06-07-2006

Written declaration on the incarceration in Libya of Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor

15-12-2004 P6_DCL(2004)0061 Lapsed

Details

Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , Elmar BROK , Alexandra DOBOLYI , Alexander Graf LAMBSDORFF

Date opened : 15-12-2004
Lapse date : 15-03-2005
Number of signatories : 134 - 15-03-2005

Parliamentary questions

62

Agricultural research and development

27-04-2009 E-3365/2009 Commission

Control of EU funding procedures in Bulgaria

20-04-2009 E-3233/2009 Commission

Cyprus

16-04-2009 E-3155/2009 Commission

Cyprus

16-04-2009 E-3154/2009 Commission

Cyprus

16-04-2009 E-3153/2009 Commission

Cyprus

16-04-2009 E-3152/2009 Commission

Cutting administrative costs as part of the Lisbon Strategy

07-04-2009 E-3050/2009 Commission

Zimbabwe sanctions

01-04-2009 E-2671/2009 Council

Forthcoming calls for proposals for TEN-T projects

27-02-2009 P-1520/2009 Commission

Illegal migration in the EU

18-11-2008 E-6403/2008 Commission

Parliamentary activities in plenary – 5th parliamentary term

Speeches in plenary

116

Vote

04-05-2004 P5_CRE(2004)05-04(5)

Transatlantic relations (continuation)

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(10)

Human rights in 2003 and EU policy

21-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-21(12)

Progress towards accession by Turkey

01-04-2004 P5_CRE(2004)04-01(2)

Enlargement / Candidate countries

10-03-2004 P5_CRE(2004)03-10(2)

Vote (continuation)

10-02-2004 P5_CRE(2004)02-10(5)

Question Time (Commission)

10-02-2004 P5_CRE(2004)02-10(10)

Programme of the Irish presidency

14-01-2004 P5_CRE(2004)01-14(1)

NEPAD

13-01-2004 P5_CRE(2004)01-13(15)

Removal of the EU embargo on arms sales to China

17-12-2003 P5_CRE(2003)12-17(3)

Reports - as rapporteur

5

Report on Bulgaria's Application for Membership of the European Union and the state of negotiations - Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy

AFET
17-07-2001 A5-0258/2001

Report on Bulgaria's application for membership of the European Union and the state of negotiations - Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy

AFET
18-09-2000 A5-0241/2000

Motions for resolutions

61

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burma

10-03-2004 RC-B5-0127/2004

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burma

08-03-2004 B5-0140/2004

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Zimbabwe

14-01-2004 RC-B5-0016/2004

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Zimbabwe

13-01-2004 B5-0030/2004

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

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on progress at the Intergovernmental Conference

01-12-2003 B5-0528/2003

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Sri Lanka

19-11-2003 RC-B5-0490/2003

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Sri Lanka

17-11-2003 B5-0490/2003

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

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burma

03-09-2003 RC-B5-0374/2003

Motion for a resolution on the continued detention of Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

01-09-2003 B5-0389/2003

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

Written declarations

1

Written declaration on Zimbabwe

20-03-2000 P5_DCL(2000)0004 Lapsed

Details

Nirj DEVA , Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , John Alexander CORRIE , Bashir KHANBHAI

Date opened : 20-03-2000
Lapse date : 20-06-2000
Number of signatories : 39 - 20-06-2000

Parliamentary questions

40

Possible Trade Sanctions against Burma

05-02-2004 E-0430/2004 Council

The Construction Products Directive

27-01-2004 P-0253/2004 Commission

UK contribution to the EU budget

18-12-2003 E-4032/2003 Commission

Capital gains tax deductions

18-12-2003 E-4027/2003 Commission

Review of the closure dates for the Kozloduy nuclear power plant units

16-12-2003 E-3993/2003 Commission

Presentation of the peer review on the Kozloduy nuclear power plant

16-12-2003 E-3992/2003 Commission

Kozloduy power plant unit closures

16-12-2003 E-3991/2003 Council

Free movement of bankrupt persons in the EU

27-10-2003 E-3187/2003 Commission

Cross-border consumer goods transactions

27-10-2003 E-3186/2003 Commission

Duty free allowances in the Canary Islands

17-10-2003 E-3185/2003 Commission

Declarations (7th parliamentary term)

Declaration of financial interests

Contacts

Bruxelles

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    06M049
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    B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Strasbourg

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Postal address

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