Ulrike LUNACEK : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 08-11-2017 : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 08-11-2017 : Die Grünen - Die Grüne Alternative (Austria)

Vice-President 

  • 01-07-2014 / 17-01-2017 : European Parliament
  • 18-01-2017 / 23-10-2017 : European Parliament

Vice-Chair 

  • 13-10-2014 / 08-11-2017 : Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 16-01-2017 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 12-10-2014 : Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo
  • 18-01-2017 / 23-10-2017 : Parliament's Bureau
  • 19-01-2017 / 08-11-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 13-10-2014 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 08-11-2017 : Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • 14-07-2014 / 08-11-2017 : Delegation to the EU-Montenegro Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • 19-01-2017 / 08-11-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

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

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 draft Council decision on the conclusion of a Protocol to the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement establishing a partnership between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Uzbekistan, of the other part, amending the Agreement in order to extend the provisions of the Agreement to bilateral trade in textiles, taking account of the expiry of the bilateral textiles Agreement  
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AFET 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement (Kosovo)  
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AFET 

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 Application of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (‘Employment Equality Directive’)  
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LIBE 

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

Combating terrorism (A8-0228/2016 - Monika Hohlmeier)  
 

. – I would like to explain why I voted against the directive on combating terrorism. While I agree with the general objective of harmonising the definitions of terrorist offences at EU level, I believe this directive contains major flaws:
– I am concerned about the definitions of terrorist offences in Article 3, since they include destruction of infrastructure likely to cause ‘a major economic loss’. Governments could use this to muzzle acts of civil disobedience or NGOs, including environmental groups. I believe that terrorism should be an act of violence that endangers human lives, not business.
– I am alarmed by Article 5 on public provocation to terrorism, which criminalises the ‘indirect’ provocation to commit a terrorist offence. Nobody knows what this entails. It is likely to lead to abuses to freedom of expression. Read in line with Article 21 on the blocking of websites, the notion of indirect provocation is very dangerous.
– Finally, I am critical of Article 9 on the criminalisation of travelling. I still do not see the point of criminalising the travelling in itself, since other offences are enough to prosecute a suspected foreign fighter. The fact that intra-EU travels are also covered makes me anxious for our freedom of movement.

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

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests