Gaston FRANCO : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (France)

Member 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy

Substitute 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • 13-10-2011 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with Canada
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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

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 on the establishment of a Programme for the Environment and Climate Action (LIFE)  
- ITRE_AD(2012)483825 -  
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ITRE 
OPINION on strengthening chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear security in the European Union – an EU CBRN Action Plan  
- ITRE_AD(2010)443084 -  
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ITRE 

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 implementation of EU water legislation, ahead of a necessary overall approach to European water challenges  
- ITRE_AD(2012)483707 -  
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ITRE 
OPINION on Europe, the world’s No 1 tourist destination – a new political framework for tourism in Europe  
- ITRE_AD(2011)454422 -  
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ITRE 

Motions for resolutions 
Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 143

Parliamentary questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

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 deforestation in the European Union  
- P7_DCL(2012)0012 - Lapsed  
George Sabin CUTAȘ , Gaston FRANCO , Satu HASSI , Daciana Octavia SÂRBU  
Date opened : 12-03-2012
Lapse date : 14-06-2012
Number of signatories : 133 - 14-06-2012

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties