Paolo DE CASTRO : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Partito Democratico (Italy)

Vice-Chair 

  • 25-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 19-01-2017 / 24-01-2017 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 07-09-2015 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 10-09-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly

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 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 Recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)  
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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 215

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and amending Regulation (EC) No 2012/2002, Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, EU No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1305/2013, (EU) No 1306/2013, (EU) No 1307/2013, (EU) No 1308/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, (EU) No 652/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Decision No 541/2014/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council  
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OPINION on the annual report on EU competition policy  
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OPINION concerning a European Union Strategy for the Alpine Region  
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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

Other parliamentary activities 

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

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 140, Rule 141, 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 designating a European Fruit Day  
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Ramón Luis VALCÁRCEL SISO , Paolo DE CASTRO , Jasenko SELIMOVIC , Nuno MELO , Marijana PETIR , Czesław Adam SIEKIERSKI , Esther HERRANZ GARCÍA , Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ WHITE , Gabriel MATO , Teresa JIMÉNEZ-BECERRIL BARRIO , Agustín DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA , Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ , Verónica LOPE FONTAGNÉ , Carlos ITURGAIZ , Francisco José MILLÁN MON , Rosa ESTARÀS FERRAGUT , Pilar del CASTILLO VERA , Pilar AYUSO , Francisco de Paula GAMBUS MILLET , Florent MARCELLESI , Esteban GONZÁLEZ PONS  
Date opened : 12-12-2016
Lapse date : 12-03-2017
Number of signatories : 132 - 13-03-2017
Written declaration on the urgent need to raise intervention prices in order to stem the crisis in the dairy sector  
- P8_DCL(2016)0069 - Lapsed  
José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Iratxe GARCÍA PÉREZ , Paolo DE CASTRO , Isabelle THOMAS , Clara AGUILERA , Esther HERRANZ GARCÍA , Francisco José MILLÁN MON , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Maite PAGAZAURTUNDÚA , Stanislav POLČÁK , Daniel BUDA , Jonás FERNÁNDEZ , Eider GARDIAZABAL RUBIAL , Sergio GUTIÉRREZ PRIETO , Ricardo SERRÃO SANTOS , Fernando RUAS , Carlos COELHO , Cláudia MONTEIRO DE AGUIAR , Nuno MELO , Sofia RIBEIRO , José Manuel FERNANDES , Jordi Vicent SEBASTIA TALAVERA , Estefanía TORRES MARTÍNEZ , Eric ANDRIEU , Agustín DÍAZ DE MERA GARCÍA CONSUEGRA , Gabriel MATO , Pablo ZALBA BIDEGAIN  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 58 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on conservation agriculture  
- P8_DCL(2016)0051 - Lapsed  
Nicola CAPUTO , Clara AGUILERA , Paolo DE CASTRO , Daniel BUDA , Marc TARABELLA , Dubravka ŠUICA , Tibor SZANYI , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Ricardo SERRÃO SANTOS , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Fabio DE MASI , Maria GRAPINI , Jonás FERNÁNDEZ  
Date opened : 27-04-2016
Lapse date : 27-07-2016
Number of signatories : 139 - 28-07-2016

Declarations 

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