Ricardo CORTÉS LASTRA : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Partido Socialista Obrero Español (Spain)

Chair 

  • 11-11-2010 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee

Vice-Chair 

  • 16-09-2009 / 08-12-2010 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly

Member 

  • 16-07-2009 / 21-11-2010 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 16-09-2009 / 21-11-2010 : Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community
  • 10-11-2010 / 10-11-2010 : Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 10-11-2010 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Development
  • 11-11-2010 / 30-06-2014 : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 09-12-2010 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Development

Substitute 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with Afghanistan
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

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

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 205a

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 Council position on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2014 - all sections  
- DEVE_AD(2013)519506 -  
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DEVE 
OPINION on the future of EU-ASEAN relations  
- DEVE_AD(2013)514618 -  
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DEVE 

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 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2173/2005 on the establishment of a FLEGT licensing scheme for imports of timber into the European Community  
- DEVE_AD(2013)519500 -  
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DEVE 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the access of third-country goods and services to the Union’s internal market in public procurement and procedures supporting negotiations on access of Union goods and services to the public procurement markets of third countries  
- DEVE_AD(2013)504074 -  
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DEVE 
OPINION on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on granting an EU guarantee to the European Investment Bank against losses under financing operations supporting investment projects outside the Union  
- DEVE_AD(2013)516659 -  
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DEVE 

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 133

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 the United Nations Zero Hunger Challenge  
- P7_DCL(2013)0004 - Lapsed  
Keith TAYLOR , Gay MITCHELL , Véronique DE KEYSER , Charles GOERENS , Gabriele ZIMMER , Filip KACZMAREK , Eva JOLY , Ricardo CORTÉS LASTRA , Michèle STRIFFLER , Bill NEWTON DUNN , Judith SARGENTINI  
Date opened : 15-04-2013
Lapse date : 15-07-2013
Number of signatories : 112 - 15-07-2013

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests