Eleni THEOCHAROUS : Pisemne wyjaśnienia dotyczące sposobu głosowania 

Posłowie mogą przedkładać pisemne wyjaśnienie na temat stanowiska zajętego w głosowaniu na posiedzeniu plenarnym. Art. 183 Regulaminu

Zero tolerancji dla okaleczania narządów płciowych kobiet (B8-0068/2018) EN  

. ‒ Half a million women in the EU and as many as 200 million worldwide are living with the consequences of female genital mutilation (FGM), one of the most harmful violations of women´s human rights. FGM prevention measures must be included in all policy areas, including health, social work, education and justice. Also, cross-sectoral cooperation and bridge building between organisations working with communities are essential in working towards guaranteeing and safeguarding women’s human rights. There can be no tolerance of violence against women and practices such as FGM.

Zwalczanie nadużyć na szkodę interesów finansowych Unii za pośrednictwem prawa karnego (A8-0230/2017 - Ingeborg Gräßle, Juan Fernando López Aguilar) EN  

The differences which currently exist between the Member States’ laws for tackling and prosecuting fraud against the EUEs financial interests encourage potential criminals to seek out and take advantage of the most lenient judicial systems. Adoption of this Directive means that we have a strong instrument at hand to combat fraud to the EU budget and to return the defrauded funds to the legal economy. This is the first step towards the harmonisation of criminal law in Europe when crimes are committed against the EU budget and it is extremely important.

W stronę strategii UE w dziedzinie międzynarodowych stosunków kulturalnych (A8-0220/2017 - Elmar Brok, Silvia Costa) EN  

The European Union is dedicated to promoting peace, stability and the well-being of all people. However, current destabilisation and several crises around the world make it essential to find new ways of approaching diplomacy.
Therefore the European Union, whose strength is to be united in its diversity, needs to find innovative ways to engage by creating a space of dialogue and awareness. Culture is an integral part of fundamental human rights as it helps to create individual and collective fulfilment in societies and it is therefore essential for the achievement of the SDGs. The promotion in a positive manner of international cultural relations as a soft-power tool is vital. International cultural relations can contribute to enhancing European values in the rest of the world and raising awareness of other cultures among European citizens and our capacity to learn from them.

Zalecenie dla Rady w sprawie 72. sesji Zgromadzenia Ogólnego Narodów Zjednoczonych (A8-0216/2017 - Andrey Kovatchev) EN  

Relations with the UN as an organisation lie at the heart of the EU’s and its Member States’ commitment to effective multilateralism in tackling global challenges. The report makes important recommendations on the principle of nations working together to address issues such as security, development, the fight against terrorism and human rights, as well as when it comes to the UN’s reform so as to become more relevant to the current world order. However, introduction of an amendment referring to the efforts made by the UN to facilitate a comprehensive settlement to the division of Cyprus can only be considered unacceptable.

Reakcja na naruszenia praw człowieka w kontekście zbrodni wojennych i zbrodni przeciwko ludzkości, w tym ludobójstwa (A8-0222/2017 - Cristian Dan Preda) EN  

Condemnation of human rights violations in conflict and post-conflict zones, particularly where armed non-state terror groups such as ‘ISIS/Daesh’ operate, is essential. The deteriorating events in the Middle East are paving the way for more severe crimes against humanity and for general human rights violations to take place in lawless areas and conflict zones. Not to mention the hundreds of executions in Burundi since April 2015 that have led a report by the UN Independent Investigation on Burundi to conclude that various persons in Burundi should be prosecuted for alleged crimes against humanity, including genocide. There is an urgent need to focus on the prevention of atrocity crimes and a need to fight impunity of non-state actors.

Warunki pracy i niepewność zatrudnienia (A8-0224/2017 - Neoklis Sylikiotis) EN  

The ILO defines decent work as full and productive employment, ensuring dignity, fair remuneration, a safe workplace, freedom of expression of opinion, freedom to organise and participate in decisions that affect their lives, equal opportunities, equal treatment for all and gender equality.
New challenges, such as digitalisation, are resulting in a radical transformation of work, with atypical forms of employment becoming increasingly prevalent. For this reason, the Commission and the Member States must ensure decent conditions of employment in new jobs generated by digitalisation. Precarious working conditions have a long-term impact in terms of social protection and pensions, placing workers at greater risk of poverty and deterioration of their fundamental rights.

Inicjatywa przewodnia UE dotycząca przemysłu konfekcyjnego (A8-0080/2017 - Lola Sánchez Caldentey) EN  

While acknowledging that the EU and its institutions are determined to remedy the situation created after the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh - a building that housed several garment factories, causing the death of 1 100 people and 2 500 injured - and while recognising the added value of steps taken within initiatives such as the Bangladesh Compact and the G7’s Vision Zero Fund, this report calls for further action on behalf of the EU and its Member States in order to put an end to the ongoing human rights abuses throughout this supply chain and in order to raise awareness on the conditions under which our clothes are produced.
This initiative calls on the Commission to present binding legislation on due diligence obligations for supply chains in the garment sector aligned with OECD guidelines and international standards on human rights and social and environmental standards. Textile workers around the world, many of them young women and children, suffer long working hours, low wages, violence and hazardous conditions. Such practices result in social dumping and harm EU industries. EU rules are needed so that workers’ rights are respected throughout the entire supply chain

Hurtowe rynki usług roamingu (A8-0372/2016 - Miapetra Kumpula-Natri) EN  

The abolition of retail roaming surcharges, now scheduled for 15 June 2017, will enable consumers to call, text and use mobile data for the same cost at home and while travelling in another EU country as well as transfer data across borders from another EU Member State for the same cost as at home.
This actually means that users travelling in Europe will be able to check emails, use maps, upload photos on social media, phone and text home without extra cost whereas at the same time this could also open up markets for small and virtual telecoms operators.

Europejski Korpus Solidarności (B8-0238/2017) EN  

The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) aims to offer young people between the ages of 18 and 30 the opportunity to take part in a range of ‘solidarity’ activities that address challenges across Europe, not only as a tool for work experience and acquiring skills, but also one that will promote and strengthen common EU values and a sense of European belonging.
This initiative, aims to create 100 000 volunteering and job placement opportunities for young people and for it to succeed proper legislation and funding is needed. However, its funding should not be at the expense of the Erasmus+ or other EU programmes whereas at the same time regular jobs are not replaced by cheap sources of labour.
The European Commission must take into account the strong interest triggered by the ESC announcement. More than 20 000 young people registered since the launch of the new website in December 2016.

Negocjacje ze Zjednoczonym Królestwem w związku ze złożoną przez nie notyfikacją o zamiarze wystąpienia z Unii Europejskiej (RC-B8-0237/2017, B8-0237/2017, B8-0241/2017, B8-0242/2017, B8-0243/2017) EN  

Securing equal and fair treatment for EU citizens living in the UK and British citizens living in the EU is of utmost importance during this process. The UK remains an EU member until its official departure, and this of course entails rights but also obligations, including financial commitments which may run beyond the withdrawal date.
The resolution warns against any trade-off between security and the future EU-UK economic relationship, opposes any sort of cherry picking or a piecemeal economic relationship based on sector-specific deals, and reiterates the indivisibility of the four freedoms of the single market - free movement of goods, capital, services, and people.
Any agreement on a future relationship can only be concluded once the UK has left the EU, as sad as this may be.