• Charles
  • Grupul Conservatorilor și Reformiștilor Europeni
  • Membru
  • Regatul Unit Conservative Party
  • Data nașterii: 25 septembrie 1957, Aldershot, Hants

Luări de cuvânt în plen


Deteriorarea libertății mass-mediei în Belarus, în special în cazul Charter 97

04-10-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)10-04(5.1)

Situația din Yemen (dezbatere)

02-10-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)10-02(14)

Uganda, arestarea parlamentarilor din opoziție

13-09-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)09-13(6.1)

Stadiul actual al relațiilor UE-SUA (dezbatere)

11-09-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)09-11(16)

Situația de urgență din Libia și din Marea Mediterană (dezbatere)

11-09-2018 P8_CRE-PROV(2018)09-11(18)

Criza politică din Moldova ca urmare a invalidării alegerilor locale de la Chișinău (dezbatere)

05-07-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)07-05(4.1)

Somalia (dezbatere)

05-07-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)07-05(4.2)

Criza migrației și situația umanitară din Venezuela și de la frontierele acestei țări (dezbatere)

03-07-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)07-03(19)

Epidemia de Ebola din Republica Democratică Congo (dezbatere)

03-07-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)07-03(20)

Rapoarte în calitate de raportor


RAPORT referitor la Raportul Comisiei pe 2016 privind Muntenegru

02-03-2017 A8-0050/2017

Rapoarte în calitate de raportor alternativ


RAPORT referitor la stadiul actual al relațiilor UE-SUA

10-07-2018 A8-0251/2018

Avize în calitate de raportor pentru aviz


AVIZ referitor la proiectul de decizie a Consiliului privind încheierea Acordului economic și comercial cuprinzător (CETA) dintre Canada, pe de o parte, și Uniunea Europeană și statele sale membre, pe de altă parte

29-11-2016 AFET_AD(2016)592207

AVIZ referitor la prevenirea radicalizării și recrutării de cetățeni europeni de către organizații teroriste

18-09-2015 AFET_AD(2015)560548

Avize în calitate de raportor alternativ pentru aviz


AVIZ referitor la proiectul de buget general al Uniunii Europene pentru exercițiul financiar 2019

31-08-2018 AFET_AD(2018)623654

AVIZ referitor la propunerea de decizie a Parlamentului European și a Consiliului de acordare a unei asistențe macrofinanciare suplimentare Ucrainei

16-05-2018 AFET_AD(2018)620988

AVIZ referitor la femei, egalitatea de gen și justiția climatică

23-11-2017 AFET_AD(2017)609665

AVIZ referitor la Strategia UE-Africa: stimularea dezvoltării

05-09-2017 AFET_AD(2017)606203

AVIZ referitor la propunerea de regulament al Parlamentului European și al Consiliului de instituire a cadrului de relocare al Uniunii și de modificare a Regulamentului (UE) nr. 516/2014 al Parlamentului European și al Consiliului

01-06-2017 AFET_AD(2017)601073

AVIZ referitor la propunerea de regulament al Parlamentului European și al Consiliului de instituire a unui regim al Uniunii pentru controlul exporturilor, transferului, serviciilor de intermediere, asistenței tehnice și tranzitului în ceea ce privește produsele cu dublă utilizare (reformare)

31-05-2017 AFET_AD(2017)602925

AVIZ referitor la viitorul relațiilor ACP-UE după 2020

31-08-2016 AFET_AD(2016)582441

AVIZ referitor la un nou acord internațional privind schimbările climatice la Paris

01-09-2015 AFET_AD(2015)560685

AVIZ referitor la sectorul privat și la dezvoltare

24-06-2015 AFET_AD(2015)552030

AVIZ referitor la recomandările adresate Comisiei Europene privind negocierile pe marginea Parteneriatului transatlantic pentru comerț și investiții (TTIP)

01-04-2015 AFET_AD(2015)546630

Propuneri de rezoluție instituționale


Propunere comună de rezoluţie referitoare la situația din Yemen

03-10-2018 RC-B8-0444/2018

  Motion for a resolution on mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and Kazakhs in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region

01-10-2018 B8-0461/2018

N.B.: Această propunere de rezoluţie este disponibilă doar în limba originală.

  Motion for a resolution on the UAE , notably the situation of human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor

01-10-2018 B8-0458/2018

N.B.: Această propunere de rezoluţie este disponibilă doar în limba originală.

  Motion for a resolution on deterioration of media freedom in Belarus, notably the case of Charter 97

01-10-2018 B8-0451/2018

N.B.: Această propunere de rezoluţie este disponibilă doar în limba originală.

Propunere de rezoluţie referitoare la situația din Yemen

01-10-2018 B8-0444/2018

Propunere comună de rezoluţie referitoare la Cambodgia, în special la cazul lui Kem Sokha

12-09-2018 RC-B8-0366/2018

Propuneri de rezoluție individuale


Declaraţii scrise


Declaraţie scrisă referitoare la comemorarea victimelor Holocaustului și sprijinirea înființării Centrului Memorial al Holocaustului Babi Yar

12-12-2016 P8_DCL(2016)0136 Caducă


Ioan Mircea PAŞCU , Petras AUŠTREVIČIUS , Bas BELDER , Michał BONI , Rebecca HARMS , Frédérique RIES , Charles TANNOCK , Hannu TAKKULA , Boris ZALA , Janusz ZEMKE

Data deschiderii : 12-12-2016
Data limită : 12-03-2017
Numărul de semnatari : 135 - 13-03-2017

Întrebări scrise


  EU citizens' rights within the Withdrawal Agreement

11-10-2018 P-005184/2018 Consiliul

  VP/HR - Northern Power Plant - Chunnakam, Sri Lanka

03-10-2018 E-005058/2018 Comisia

  British residents living in the EU-27 working across borders

26-09-2018 E-004858/2018 Comisia

  VP/HR - Political prisoners in Myanmar

26-09-2018 E-004857/2018 Comisia

  Persecution of Ahmadiyya Muslims in Pakistan

12-07-2018 E-003883/2018 Comisia

  Extrajudicial killings in the Philippines and Pakistan

06-06-2018 E-003072/2018 Comisia

  Complaints regarding an abuse of a dominant position received under Article 102 TFEU

08-05-2018 E-002535/2018 Comisia

  Transport and availability of medical radio isotopes following Brexit

28-02-2018 E-001222/2018 Comisia

  VP/HR - Forced labour among migrants in Libya

31-01-2018 E-000532/2018 Comisia

  VP/HR - Situation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

13-12-2017 P-007663/2017 Comisia

Întrebări orale


Cheltuielile UE pentru politica de migrație externă în țările învecinate

25-04-2016 O-000071/2016 Comisia

Finanțarea unor ONG-uri de activism politic în contextul conflictului arabo-israelian

15-04-2015 O-000037/2015 Comisia

Explicații scrise ale votului



Fluxul liber al datelor fără caracter personal în Uniunea Europeană (A8-0201/2018 - Anna Maria Corazza Bildt)


I am pleased to vote in favour of this report on the free flow of non-personal data in the EU. It is hard to think of an industry that does not rely heavily on digital technologies and so removing technical barriers within the digital single market should only encourage growth and innovation. The free-flow of electronic data is vital to many industries and yet territorial obligations on the location of data centres is still enforced in certain Member States. It is right that individual governments retain the power to insist that certain data sets relating to national security remain within the boundaries of that Member State and I am pleased that the rapporteur has insisted on this point in the report. The digital world is moving forward apace and this regulation shows that the EU is doing everything possible to keep up.


Evaluarea tehnologiilor medicale (A8-0289/2018 - Soledad Cabezón Ruiz)


Ever since the European Medicines Agency was set up in 1995 in my constituency of London we have seen the benefits that joint clinical assessments of medical treatments at EU level can bring. However, it is clear that the medicines system in Europe needs to improve. The June 2016 Council Conclusions underlined the concern that despite spiralling costs of drugs, it is not always a given that new medicines will advance treatments or give significantly improved outcomes to patients. This is why it is now a positive step for the Commission to consider setting up a stable system for assessing health technologies at EU level so that Member States are not duplicating each others’ assessments and requiring health technology companies to share information numerous times. There are some concerns in the report relating to compulsory participation of Member States in assessment reports and it is important that the principle of subsidiarity is respected. For this reason I abstain on the report but am acutely aware cooperation at this level is simple common sense and I sincerely hope that it will be carried over to the UK’s post-Brexit relationship with the EU.


Furnizarea de servicii mass-media audiovizuale (A8-0192/2017 - Sabine Verheyen, Petra Kammerevert)


The pace of change in the way television, film and other video content is consumed has been extraordinarily rapid. In the space of only a few years the tradition of turning on the TV to watch a favourite show at a set time has all but disappeared and in its place a huge amount of content is now available on demand, on a mobile phone or tablet. It is right therefore that regulations are updated to reflect the realities of this changing market. Old media channels are justified in their call for a level playing field and new media sources should be held responsible for protecting children from harmful content and ensuring that incitement to violence and child sexual abuse images are categorically not tolerated. However, the rapporteur’s wish to include all live-streaming actors is problematic given the numbers of amateur "vloggers" and the sheer proportion of content now available online. For this reason I will be abstaining on the report. Updating this regulation is worthwhile but it must be workable and balanced and not impede the audio-visual industry in Europe.


O strategie europeană pentru materialele plastice într-o economie circulară (A8-0262/2018 - Mark Demesmaeker)


I am pleased to vote in favour of this report which sends a firm signal on the need to reduce plastic pollution and promote a circular economy within plastic manufacturing. Plastic is still a vital product for the functioning of our society and economy but action needs to be taken to change the way products are designed, produced and recycled before our environment is irreparably damaged. Public understanding of this damage that single-use plastics in particular can cause is increasing and the EU and National governments need to pursue measures that will continue to encourage changes in consumer behaviour. It is telling that the UK government hope to work closely with the Commission on the plastics strategy even after Brexit, demonstrating that there are very few areas where working alone would be more effective that working together. It is hoped that the UK will continue to play an active role on a multi-lateral level in order to battle the negative impacts of plastic use.


Europa în mișcare: o agendă pentru viitorul mobilității în UE (A8-0241/2018 - István Ujhelyi)


The digital revolution is having a profound impact on mobility in the EU. In my constituency of London millions now use the internet to book taxis, reserve cars from car-sharing pools and use other sharing economy solutions to get from A to B. It is hoped that these changes will create a more sustainable and competitive transport sector but much work needs to be undertaken to ensure that the automotive industry is able to thrive. Workers need to be re-skilled and investment in research must keep pace with a changing world. The automotive industry adds over 20 billion pounds to the British economy every year and so the UK government needs to ensure that they are not shut out of future EU-wide cooperation. In particular, negotiations surrounding the customs union and access to the single market for goods post Brexit need to take into account as a top priority the ‘just-in-time’ import arrangements for car parts that the UK industry relies on so heavily. I welcome a digital future for mobility but I abstain on this report given that it focuses on MFF priorities for the EU which will regrettably no longer include the UK.


Impactul politicii de coeziune a UE asupra Irlandei de Nord (A8-0240/2018 - Derek Vaughan)


I welcome this report into the impact of cohesion policy on Northern Ireland. It has come at an important time during the Brexit negotiations and sheds light on the many EU-funded programmes that have helped to underpin economic development and social progress in Northern Ireland, most notably the PEACE Programme and Interreg. I consider the suggestion to continue these EU Peace Programmes post 2020 to be a generous offer that should not be quickly rejected in the heat of debate over the meaning of national sovereignty. The Irish border will be a key gateway to the EU after Brexit and anything that can be done to preserve the peace and prosperity of Northern Ireland amidst the Brexit shake-up should be welcomed.


Cea de a 73-a sesiune a Adunării Generale a Organizației Națiunilor Unite (A8-0230/2018 - Eugen Freund)


In an age of rising nationalism across Europe, an ‘American first’ policy direction in the US and a Brexit referendum, close and effective multilateralism is needed now more than ever. The EU has developed a broad relationship with the UN, working together on issues such as development and climate change, conflict prevention, peacebuilding, development and human rights. I therefore welcome this report ahead of the 73rd UN General Assembly. Given that the two organisations are pursuing the same goals it is right that the EU continues to feed into discussions and to inform other UN members of EU opinions. However, we must be careful not to bypass the sovereignty of Member States who have their own seat at the table and for this reason I will be abstaining on the report, despite my strong support for the UN as an organisation.


Către o strategie externă a UE împotriva căsătoriilor timpurii și forțate (A8-0187/2018 - Charles Goerens)


Early marriage is tragically still common and takes place in virtually all cultures and religions. If the situation continues there will be over a billion women in early or forced marriages by 2050. Forcing or arranging early marriages is classed as a grave human rights abuse and so I welcome this report on the next steps of the EU external strategy against the practice. I am proud that the UK government has been leading international efforts to end forced marriages and strengthened laws in 2014 making forced marriage a criminal offence. I would urge all Member States to do likewise so that Europe continues to be a continent known for its resolute protection of the vulnerable. Given that the number of forced marriages increases in areas of instability caused by war or natural disasters it is vital that Member States coordinate their activities for the prosperity of all and that Brexit and other threats to multilateral cooperation do not hinder these efforts. I am pleased to vote in favour of this report and I very much hope that Europe can be a place where forced marriage is unheard of and which influences other world nations to that effect.


Imprimarea tridimensională: drepturile de proprietate intelectuală și răspunderea civilă (A8-0223/2018 - Joëlle Bergeron)


. ‒ My constituency of London is now known as the city that produces the most 3D printed products in the world. Hubs of technology innovation are springing up, particularly in the East End, where 3D printing companies are not only manufacturing but also designing tomorrow’s cutting-edge products. However, the market for this technology is still relatively marginal and there are several challenges ahead if the EU is to reap the full benefits of this innovation. Firstly, intellectual property rules need to be carefully tailored to ensure that the creators and rights-holders of digital files and printing machines are properly remunerated. And secondly, civil liability and responsibility, should printed products mal-function, is also a complicated issue. I welcome this report, which calls for a cautious approach and tailor-made surgical legislation that anticipates problems without putting up barriers to business growth. I am pleased to vote in favour and I sincerely hope that the UK watches proceedings very carefully to ensure that our thriving 3D printing industry is not shut out of the European market post Brexit.


Barierele structurale și financiare în calea accesului la cultură (A8-0169/2018 - Bogdan Andrzej Zdrojewski)


Culture in all its forms enriches life, communities and the economy. In my constituency of London, we see first-hand how world-class orchestras, theatres, film, museums and the visual arts enhance the city and impact the country and the continent as a whole through the tourism and partnership with other cultural institutions that they create. I therefore voted in favour of this own-initiative report, which analyses the obstacles to cultural access and participation. It is most likely the case that cultural institutions will always have to live with the uncertainty of where their next tranche of funding will come from, but it is still important to assess where financial barriers exist and how to overcome them. It is up to each Member State to ensure that their cultural sectors receive the funding they require, but voluntary action based on the Open Method of Coordination will only improve the situation. As the UK loses the headquarters of the European Youth Orchestra to Italy, it remains to be seen how the British Government will continue to support the quest for excellence of our cultural institutions in a post-Brexit world.

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