Elisabetta GARDINI : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 16-04-2019 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member
  • 17-04-2019 / 01-07-2019 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Forza Italia (Italy)

Vice-Chair 

  • 13-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Mercosur

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 14-07-2014 / 12-10-2014 : Delegation for relations with Mercosur
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 02-02-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • 12-09-2017 / 14-11-2018 : Special Committee on Terrorism

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Petitions
  • 14-07-2014 / 16-04-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 01-09-2015 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 25-05-2016 / 18-01-2017 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 19-01-2017 / 16-04-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 16-04-2019 : Committee on Fisheries
  • 19-01-2017 / 16-04-2019 : Committee on Petitions
  • 19-01-2017 / 16-04-2019 : Subcommittee on Human Rights

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

REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on requirements relating to emission limits and type-approval for internal combustion engines for non-road mobile machinery  
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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

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 regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules on the making available on the market of CE marked fertilising products and amending Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 and (EC) No 1107/2009  
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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 explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Rules on direct payments and support for rural development in respect of the years 2019 and 2020 (A8-0018/2019 - Czesław Adam Siekierski)  
 

I voted in favour of this legislative resolution on a proposal to amend the current regulations that govern a series of rules on direct payments and support for rural development in respect of the years 2019 and 2020. This initiative is important with regard to ensuring policy continuity in the final years of the programming period and to ensuring a smooth transition to the next programming period for European farmers and rural areas. A key part of this proposal is the insertion of added flexibility into the funding, allowing for the possibility to transfer funds between direct payments and rural development.

Annual report 2017 on the protection of the European Union’s financial interests- fight against fraud (A8-0003/2019 - Marian-Jean Marinescu)  
 

I voted in favour of this resolution on the 2017 report on the fight against fraud and the protection of the financial interests of the Union. Sound financial management and a comprehensive fight against corruption and fraud is fundamental for the legitimacy of the European project; citizens must be able to trust the fact that the institutions are working for their benefit and to show that Europe creates an added value, not just another level of bureaucracy.
It is good that progress in this field has been made and that the total number of irregularities has fallen in recent years, however it is important to underline the need for constant work to improve our practices. As such, one key step also highlighted by the report is to press for closer cooperation between Member States and to improve the exchange of information and data.
The new European Public Prosecutor’s Office will be a helpful addition in this regard and the office can serve to further enhance cooperation. This is especially true when it comes to VAT fraud, which by the Commission is estimated to cost the Union around 50 billion per year. This is unacceptable and further action is much needed to close the existing loopholes in this regard.

Implementation and functioning of the .eu top level domain name (A8-0394/2018 - Fredrick Federley)  
 

. ‒ I voted to support this report on the implementation and functioning of the .eu top-level domain. This important domain was set up in 2002 and is nowadays in wide use by institutions and businesses all over Europe. Since then, however, the legal framework used for the domain has revealed itself to be outdated and in need of amending. The proposal voted on by the Parliament will set to correct this and ensure that the legal framework of the domain is more future proof.
The .eu top-level domain should be a clear label for the Union an serve to support the further development of the digital single market. This will require a flexible and sustainable regulatory environment — one that protects the integrity of the domain name, while ensuring a simple administrative framework for European SMEs and businesses.

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

Individual motions for resolutions  
Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 143

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 elderly rights and ageing  
- P8_DCL(2016)0109 - Lapsed  
Monica MACOVEI , Patricija ŠULIN , Elisabetta GARDINI , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Raffaele FITTO , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , José Inácio FARIA , Marijana PETIR , Nicola CAPUTO , Deirdre CLUNE , Eleftherios SYNADINOS , Miroslav POCHE , Piernicola PEDICINI , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Filiz HYUSMENOVA , Enrico GASBARRA  
Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 66 - 25-01-2017
Written declaration on European GMO-free regions  
- P8_DCL(2016)0072 - Lapsed  
Marijana PETIR , Elisabetta GARDINI , Norbert ERDŐS , Franc BOGOVIČ , Pavel POC , Ulrike MÜLLER , Bas BELDER , Barbara KAPPEL , Andrej PLENKOVIĆ , Ivana MALETIĆ  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 80 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on chronic non-cancer pain in people over 65  
- P8_DCL(2016)0065 - Lapsed  
Giovanni LA VIA , Elisabetta GARDINI , Françoise GROSSETÊTE , Gianni PITTELLA , Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI , Alessandra MUSSOLINI , Ian DUNCAN , Francisco de Paula GAMBUS MILLET , Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ , Remo SERNAGIOTTO , Mercedes BRESSO , Pavel POC  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 136 - 13-12-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests