Judith SARGENTINI : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : GroenLinks (Netherlands)

Vice-Chair 

  • 14-09-2017 / 14-11-2018 : Special Committee on Terrorism
  • 27-09-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with South Africa
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 26-09-2018 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 12-09-2017 / 13-09-2017 : Special Committee on Terrorism

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 28-10-2015 : Committee on Development
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the Pan-African Parliament
  • 29-10-2015 / 11-07-2016 : Committee on International Trade
  • 12-07-2016 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : 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

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Solidarity Corps programme and repealing [European Solidarity Corps Regulation] and Regulation (EU) No 375/2014  
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OPINION on the implementation of the GSP Regulation (EU) No 978/2012  
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OPINION on implementation of the Treaty provisions concerning enhanced cooperation  
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LIBE 

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

Minor interpellations 
Minor interpellations for written answer, 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 Members. Rule 130a, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Findings and recommendations of the Special Committee on Terrorism (A8-0374/2018 - Monika Hohlmeier, Helga Stevens) NL  
 

Allereerst mijn medeleven met de slachtoffers van de verschrikkelijke gebeurtenissen in Straatsburg van gisterenavond en met hun naasten. Het laat zien hoe kwetsbaar we zijn als Europese samenleving.
Het eindverslag van de terrorismecommissie bevat belangrijke adviezen aan de Unie en lidstaten. Ik steun de oproep om de samenwerking tussen nationale veiligheidsdiensten verder te verbeteren: onze Europese binnengrenzen mogen geen belemmering vormen om aanslagen te voorkomen en daders snel te arresteren en veroordelen. Ook steun ik de adviezen voor betere preventiestrategieën en voldoende middelen op lokaal niveau om radicalisering tegen te gaan in de samenleving en in gevangenissen in het bijzonder.
De groene fractie heeft 173 amendementen ingediend alsmede talrijke amendementen voor de plenaire stemming om deze aspecten zo goed mogelijk op te nemen en om enkele niet op feiten gebaseerde elementen te schrappen. Helaas is dat slechts gedeeltelijk gelukt. Het eindverslag roept op tot meer blinde, geautomatiseerde gegevensverzameling die minder effectief is en op gespannen voet staat met een open en vrije samenleving waarin onschuldige burgers beschermd zijn. Ik pleit in plaats daarvan voor meer menselijke capaciteit voor gerichte surveillance in lijn met de relevante uitspraken van het Hof van Justitie. Ook hebben rechtse fracties de migratieproblematiek onzorgvuldig met terrorisme vermengd.
Ik onthield mij daarom van stemming.

Combating terrorism (A8-0228/2016 - Monika Hohlmeier)  
 

I would like to explain why I voted against the directive on combating terrorism. While I agree with the general objective of harmonising the definitions of terrorist offences at EU level, I believe this directive contains major flaws:
– I am concerned about the definitions of terrorist offences in Article 3, since they include destruction of infrastructure likely to cause ‘a major economic loss’. Governments could use this to muzzle acts of civil disobedience or NGOs, including environmental groups. I believe that terrorism should be an act of violence that endangers human lives, not business.
– I am alarmed by Article 5 on public provocation to terrorism, which criminalises the ‘indirect’ provocation to commit a terrorist offence. Nobody knows what this entails. It is likely to lead to abuses to freedom of expression. Read in line with Article 21 on the blocking of websites, the notion of indirect provocation is very dangerous.
– Finally, I am critical of Article 9 on the criminalisation of travelling. I still do not see the point of criminalising the travelling in itself, since other offences are enough to prosecute a suspected foreign fighter. The fact that intra-EU travels are also covered makes me anxious for our freedom of movement.

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

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests