Ivo VAJGL : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : DeSUS - Demokratična Stranka Upokojencev Slovenije (Slovenia)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 09-03-2017 : Delegation for relations with Palestine
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 10-03-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Palestine

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 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 directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain permitted uses of works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled and amending Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the cross-border exchange between the Union and third countries of accessible format copies of certain works and other subject-matter protected by copyright and related rights for the benefit of persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled  
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OPINION on the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Korea  
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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

Minor interpellations 
Minor interpellations for written answer, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s Members. Rule 130a, Annex III

Major interpellations 
Major interpellations for written answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members. Rule 139, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context (A8-0414/2018 - Matthijs van Miltenburg)  
 

. ‒ I voted in favour of the Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context. In the European Union, cross-border regions make up approximately 40% of the Union’s territory, while harbouring almost a third of its 512 million citizens. At the same time, border regions in Europe generally perform less well economically, have higher unemployment rates and have relatively underdeveloped infrastructure compared to regions that are more centrally located in the Member States.
It has been estimated that if 20% of existing border obstacles were to be removed, border regions would gain 2% in GDP, amounting to approximately EUR 91 billion per year in GDP. In their past, many border regions in Europe have been stages of war and conflict between countries. For those reasons, the Lisbon Treaty in Article 174 not only lists economic and social cohesion as its explicit objectives, but also territorial cohesion (with particular attention to cross-border regions). The proposed European cross-border mechanism (ECBM) aims to resolve cross-border obstacles of a legal or administrative nature.

Draft Agreement on Cooperation between Eurojust and Georgia (A8-0065/2019 - Sylvia-Yvone Kaufmann)  
 

I voted in favour of the Report on the draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by Eurojust of the Agreement on Cooperation between Eurojust and Georgia. The Eurojust-Georgia Cooperation Agreement follows the model of similar agreements concluded by Eurojust in the past (for example, Eurojust-FYROM, Eurojust-US, Eurojust-Norway, Eurojust-Switzerland, and most recently Eurojust-Albania).
The purpose of such agreements is to foster cooperation as regards combating serious crime, especially organised crime and terrorism. They provide, inter alia, for liaison officers, contact points and exchange of information. Such cooperation agreements are based on Article 26a(2) of the Council Decision 2002/187/JHA of 28 February 2002 setting up Eurojust with a view to reinforcing the fight against serious crime.
Such cooperation will also aid Georgian authorities to ensure continuous fulfilment of their obligations, and their serious commitment, to preventing and fighting organised crime.

Health technology assessment (A8-0289/2018 - Soledad Cabezón Ruiz)  
 

I voted in favour of the Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on health technology assessment and amending Directive 2011/24/EU. The fundamental aim of the proposal is to introduce a joint clinical assessment of health technologies at EU level. EU citizens value their health highly, as Eurobarometer surveys have repeatedly shown. As the TFEU recognises, improvements to citizens’ health must be a political priority for the EU in all its actions, but particularly in areas which have a specific bearing on health. The right to health is a fundamental right. It is important to the integrity of the individual and to personal development, but also as a key factor in social cohesion and productivity. The welfare system, which is one of the defining features of the EU, where healthcare systems play a crucial role in society, makes it possible to achieve high standards of health in the EU. The proposal may also help to further cooperation in emerging fields, such as precision medicine, disinvestment in obsolete technology and the preparation of clinical practice guidelines.

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

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

Proposals for a Union act  
Members can table a request to the European Commission to propose a Union act (a new act or an amendment to an existing act).Rule 47

Proposal for a union act on differences in the declarations, composition and taste of products in central/eastern and western markets of the EU  
- B8-0301/2017  

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 need to support and encourage the employability of young people in the Euro-Mediterranean region  
- P8_DCL(2016)0116 - Lapsed  
Tokia SAÏFI , Mariya GABRIEL , Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ , Lorenzo CESA , Brando BENIFEI , Alessia Maria MOSCA , Inés AYALA SENDER , Marielle de SARNEZ , Ivo VAJGL , María Teresa GIMÉNEZ BARBAT , Marie-Christine VERGIAT , Fabio Massimo CASTALDO  
Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 88 - 25-01-2017
Written declaration on creating and promoting a European Travel Card  
- P8_DCL(2016)0114 - Lapsed  
Brian HAYES , Patricija ŠULIN , Deirdre CLUNE , Ivo VAJGL , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Yana TOOM , Dieter-Lebrecht KOCH , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Claudia ȚAPARDEL , Alberto CIRIO , Tom VANDENKENDELAERE , Roberta METSOLA , Isabella DE MONTE  
Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 43 - 25-01-2017
Written declaration on access to employment for those affected by neurological disorders and chronic pain conditions  
- P8_DCL(2016)0112 - Lapsed  
Marian HARKIN , Jeroen LENAERS , Daciana Octavia SÂRBU , Jean LAMBERT , Ivo VAJGL , Dame Glenis WILLMOTT , Biljana BORZAN , Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Eva KAILI , Jutta STEINRUCK , Elena GENTILE , Heinz K. BECKER , Brian HAYES , Roberta METSOLA , Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Sofia RIBEIRO , Bogdan Brunon WENTA , Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI , Karin KADENBACH , Merja KYLLÖNEN  
Date opened : 24-10-2016
Lapse date : 24-01-2017
Number of signatories : 179 - 25-01-2017

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests