Elisabeth KÖSTINGER : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 08-11-2017 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 08-11-2017 : Österreichische Volkspartei (Austria)

Vice-Chair 

  • 16-10-2014 / 08-11-2017 : Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • 14-07-2014 / 15-10-2014 : Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
  • 14-07-2014 / 08-11-2017 : Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 08-11-2017 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 08-11-2017 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 14-07-2014 / 08-11-2017 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 21-01-2016 / 04-04-2017 : Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector
  • 19-01-2017 / 08-11-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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 inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry into the 2030 climate and energy framework and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change  
- AGRI_AD(2017)597534 -  
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AGRI 
OPINION on how the CAP can improve job creation in rural areas  
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FEMM 

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 the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 for a resilient Energy Union and to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change  
- AGRI_AD(2017)597445 -  
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AGRI 
OPINION on an EU strategy for the Alpine region  
- ENVI_AD(2016)575216 -  
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ENVI 

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 123, Rule 128, Rule 130b, Rule 135.

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

Renewing the approval of the active substance glyphosate (Objection pursuant to Rule 106) (B8-0567/2017) DE  
 

. – Ich habe mich bei dem Entschließungsantrag zur Erneuerung der Genehmigung des Wirkstoffs Glyphosat enthalten, da es sich bei dem Zulassungsverfahren des Pflanzenschutzmittels Glyphosat nicht um eine politische Entscheidung handelt. Die Entscheidung über eine weitere Zulassung wird letztlich von der Europäischen Kommission nach Anhörung eines Expertenausschusses und somit auf fachlich-wissenschaftlicher Basis getroffen.

Authorisation of genetically modified maize 1507 (Objection pursuant to Rule 106) (B8-0568/2017) DE  
 

Ich habe für den Einspruch gegen die Zulassung der genetisch veränderten Maissorte 1507 gestimmt. Die Auswirkungen von gentechnikveränderten Maissorten auf die Landwirtschaft und die Umwelt sind derzeit noch nicht abschätzbar. Der notwendige Schutz in Österreich kann nur durch ein vollkommenes Verbot des Anbaus von GVO-Pflanzen gewährleistet werden.
Ich berufe mich auf das Subsidiaritätsprinzip und spreche mich somit klar für das Verbot von gentechnisch veränderten Organismen auf österreichischem Boden aus. Österreich muss weiterhin frei von GVO-veränderten Organismen bleiben, um die Interessen der Konsumentinnen und Konsumenten im Bereich der Lebensmittelsicherheit zu wahren.

Authorisation of genetically modified soybean 305423 x 40-3-2 (Objection pursuant to Rule 106) (B8-0570/2017) DE  
 

Ich habe für den Einspruch gegen die Zulassung der genetisch veränderten Sojabohnen der Sorte 305423 x 40-3-2 gestimmt. Die Auswirkungen von gentechnikveränderten Sojabohnensorten auf die Landwirtschaft und die Umwelt sind derzeit noch nicht abschätzbar. Der notwendige Schutz in Österreich kann nur durch ein vollkommenes Verbot des Anbaus von GVO-Pflanzen gewährleistet werden.
Ich berufe mich auf das Subsidiaritätsprinzip und spreche mich somit klar für das Verbot von gentechnisch veränderten Organismen auf österreichischem Boden aus. Österreich muss weiterhin frei von GVO-veränderten Organismen bleiben, um die Interessen der Konsumentinnen und Konsumenten im Bereich der Lebensmittelsicherheit zu wahren.

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

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 European Honey Breakfast and World Bee Day  
- P8_DCL(2016)0033 - Lapsed  
Franc BOGOVIČ , Alojz PETERLE , Patricija ŠULIN , Mairead McGUINNESS , Marijana PETIR , Sofia RIBEIRO , James NICHOLSON , Françoise GROSSETÊTE , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Elisabeth KÖSTINGER , Albert DESS , Paolo DE CASTRO , Bronis ROPĖ , Rosa D'AMATO , Milan ZVER , Romana TOMC , Igor ŠOLTES , Tanja FAJON , Ivo VAJGL , Jozo RADOŠ , Frédérique RIES , György HÖLVÉNYI , Mark DEMESMAEKER , Pavel POC , Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI , Kateřina KONEČNÁ , Giovanni LA VIA , Benedek JÁVOR , Karl-Heinz FLORENZ , Bart STAES , Jo LEINEN , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Vladimir URUTCHEV , Norbert ERDŐS , Annie SCHREIJER-PIERIK , Marc TARABELLA , Nicola CAPUTO , Maria Lidia SENRA RODRÍGUEZ , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Dubravka ŠUICA , Viorica DĂNCILĂ , Renata BRIANO , Mihai ŢURCANU , Miroslav POCHE  
Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Number of signatories : 224 - 12-07-2016

Declarations