Michael THEURER : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 23-10-2017 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 23-10-2017 : Freie Demokratische Partei (Germany)

Chair 

  • 13-10-2014 / 23-10-2017 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 12-10-2014 : Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand
  • 13-10-2014 / 23-10-2017 : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 12-02-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-08-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 24-06-2016 / 23-10-2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 19-01-2017 / 31-01-2017 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 19-01-2017 / 23-10-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 15-06-2016 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 14-07-2014 / 23-10-2017 : Delegation for relations with India

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 194 and 162(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 52a

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 53, Rule 54, Annex V

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Fund for Strategic Investments and amending Regulations (EU) No 1291/2013 and (EU) No 1316/2013  
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Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 205a

OPINION on possible evolutions and adjustments of the current institutional set up of the European Union  
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OPINION on fight against corruption and follow up of the CRIM resolution  
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OPINION on transparency, accountability and integrity in the EU institutions  
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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 128

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 183

Possible evolutions of and adjustments to the current institutional set-up of the European Union (A8-0390/2016 - Guy Verhofstadt) DE  
 

Die FDP unterstützt wesentliche Punkte des Berichts. Wir wollen eine erfolgreiche EU, die das leistet, was Bürgerinnen und Bürger zurecht von ihr erwarten. Gerade im Bereich der Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik sind europäische Antworten mehr gefordert denn je. Die Vorschläge des Berichts in diesem Bereich sind daher zu begrüßen.
Wie im Bericht gefordert, muss zudem die Arbeitsweise der EU-Gremien weiter verbessert werden. Deshalb unterstützen die Freien Demokraten den Ansatz eines Europas der unterschiedlichen Geschwindigkeiten. Dieser entspricht der liberalen Vorstellung von der Wahlfreiheit jeder Gesellschaft für die für sie beste Politik. Auch die Forderung nach einer Reduzierung der Anzahl der Kommissare und die Abschaffung rotierender Präsidentschaften wird von der FDP unterstützt. Es ist schließlich wichtig, dass die Strukturen der EU verschlankt und vereinfacht werden.
Allerdings lehnen die Freien Demokraten eine eigene Haushaltskapazität für den Euro-Währungsraum und andere gemeinschaftliche Instrumente wie Eurobonds ab. Wir wollen, dass die EU-Mitgliedstaaten auch in Zukunft ihre Budgethoheit behalten und nicht aus der Eigenverantwortung zu sorgfältigem Haushalten entlassen werden. Daher hat sich die FDP im EP bei der Endabstimmung enthalten.

Improving the functioning of the European Union building on the potential of the Lisbon Treaty (A8-0386/2016 - Mercedes Bresso, Elmar Brok) DE  
 

Ohne die langfristige Vision aus dem Auge zu verlieren, sollten wir uns bei der wünschenswerten Reform der EU-Verträge auf einen Zwischenschritt konzentrieren, der die EU effizienter und stärker macht. Deshalb unterstützt die FDP den Ansatz des Berichts, auf der Grundlage der bestehenden Verträge Verbesserungen herbeizuführen. Die Teile zu Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik, institutionellen Reformen und Transparenz werden von den Freien Demokraten vollumfänglich unterstützt.
Allerdings lehnen die Freien Demokraten eine eigene Haushaltskapazität für den Euro-Währungsraum und die Bestrebungen, eigene Steuern zu erheben, ab. Der Haushalt der EU ist schuldenfrei und soll es auch bleiben, am Verschuldungsverbot der EU muss festgehalten werden. Daher hat sich die FDP im EP bei der Endabstimmung enthalten.

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 130, Annex II

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 131, Rule 131a, Annex II

Answers to questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Reply to members’ questions to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Rule 131, Rule 131a, Annex II

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 133

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 the fight against organised crime  
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Laura FERRARA , Marco VALLI , Petri SARVAMAA , Bart STAES , Barbara SPINELLI , Ingeborg GRÄSSLE , Michael THEURER , Dennis de JONG , Monika HOHLMEIER , Benedek JÁVOR , Sergio Gaetano COFFERATI , Ignazio CORRAO , Fabio Massimo CASTALDO  
Date opened : 07-09-2015
Lapse date : 07-12-2015
Number of signatories : 172 - 08-12-2015
Written declaration on the funnelling of EU aid to terrorist organisations  
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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

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests