Patrick BREYER Patrick BREYER
Patrick BREYER

Fraktion der Grünen / Freie Europäische Allianz

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Deutschland - Piratenpartei Deutschland (Deutschland)

Schriftliche Erklärungen zur Abstimmung Patrick BREYER

Die Mitglieder können eine schriftliche Erklärung dazu abgeben, wie sie im Plenum abgestimmt haben. Artikel 194 GO

Aktionsprogramm der Union im Bereich der Gesundheit (2021–2027) (Programm „EU4Health“) (A9-0196/2020 - Cristian-Silviu Buşoi) EN

13-11-2020

A report covering the next seven years of health policy in the EU, which repeatedly emphasizes the benefits of a European Health Data Space, should also mention safeguards for the protection and security of this data. The digitization of the healthcare system should not treat the patient as a mere provider of data but needs to focus on caring for and protecting the individual. While the report calls for access to personal real-world health data by regulators and other bodies, personal health data in our opinion should only be processed locally at the healthcare institution chosen by the patient and not disclosed without consent to others and uploaded to a data space. This report does not reflect and respect these principles which is why the Pirate Delegation voted against it.

Rahmen für die ethischen Aspekte von künstlicher Intelligenz, Robotik und damit zusammenhängenden Technologien (A9-0186/2020 - Ibán García Del Blanco) EN

20-10-2020

. – The European Pirates advocate new technology and see a great potential in the application of artificial intelligence, robotics and related technology, from which society as a whole should benefit. We therefore support the report in defining important safeguards for the development of these technologies and a future regulatory framework, including risk assessment, security features, transparency and liability. However, it is also our job to define ethical limits for the use of new technologies. We cannot support the acceptance of remote biometric surveillance technologies used by public authorities in public spaces in this report. No safeguards can make indiscriminate mass surveillance and the chilling effect that comes with it acceptable. The report fails to clearly reject these policies and therefore we cannot support it.

Regelung der zivilrechtlichen Haftung beim Einsatz künstlicher Intelligenz (A9-0178/2020 - Axel Voss) EN

20-10-2020

. – The European Pirates support a future-oriented civil liability legal framework that provides confidence in the safety, reliability and consistency of AI products and services. The report provides positive points on attempting to clarify the definition of AI, calling for the inclusion of both material and immaterial harm in the scope of future legislation and introducing a high-level compensation system for victims of a high-risk AI system, without having to prove the fault (strict liability).
However, the future framework has to strike a balance between efficiently and fairly protecting potential victims of harm or damage and, at the same time provide enough levy for all types of development of new technologies. Legal certainty has to be provided also for innovation in free and open source technologies that are not commercialised, but that are often used as a basis for transformed products and services commercialised at a later stage.
Therefore, we insist on enabling all affected persons to bring forward liability claims throughout the commercial chain of producers. Thus, we oppose any vague definition of backend operators that doesn’t exclude non-commercial backend operators, and compensation provisions without limitation to the commercial chain.

Digitales Finanzwesen: neu auftretende Risiken bei Kryptoanlagen – Herausforderungen in Bezug auf Regulierung und Aufsicht im Bereich Finanzdienstleistungen, Finanzinstitute und Finanzmärkte (A9-0161/2020 - Ondřej Kovařík) EN

08-10-2020

. – There are numerous points of the report I agree with: unified and liberal European rules for virtual assets and openness towards new technologies in general. However, I am not able to support a report that uses scaremonger tactics and links virtual assets prominently to terrorism and overstates the threats they pose. We need virtual assets to act as digital cash, a simple way for anonymous transactions, which are essential for personal and political privacy for European citizens. We have no need of disproportionate regulation that would force most of the users to work outside of the European framework. And that is what is at stake if we base our policy on fear.

Europäisches Klimagesetz (A9-0162/2020 - Jytte Guteland) EN

07-10-2020

. – Even though this is missing from the final legislation, there is a clear need to involve the largest companies in the transition effort by requiring them to draw up climate and environmental duty of care plans. However, smaller enterprises should be left out of the scope of such administrative requirements. Their participation in the transition should be wholly market-driven (e.g. through ETS, carbon taxes and incentives, etc.).

Leitlinien für beschäftigungspolitische Maßnahmen der Mitgliedstaaten (A9-0124/2020 - José Gusmão) EN

10-07-2020

. – In the EP’s opinion on employment policy guidelines for the Member States, we have expressed our opposition against one point on obligatory quotas, which called for the approval and implementation of the ‘Woman on Boards Directive’ with its target and sanctions mechanism. We believe that quotas do not constitute the right approach and may discriminate better qualified men and women. We believe skills and knowledge are the key aspects of qualification and they do not belong exclusively to one sex or the other. Every person should have equal access to positions according to their qualification without discrimination because of their gender, age, origin, religion etc.
The point we contested was part of a wider text, which at the same time included many provisions of gender equality, which we wholeheartedly support. Such as the ambition to close the gender pay, pension and employment gaps, and to value equally periods of maternity and parental leave in terms of contributions and pension entitlements. We also welcomed provisions that we strongly advocate for in order to increase the participation of women in the labour market, such as accessibility and affordability of childcare, suitable working environments and flexible working arrangements.

Statusvereinbarung zwischen der EU und Montenegro über die Durchführung von Aktionen durch die Europäische Agentur für die Grenz- und Küstenwache in Montenegro (A9-0018/2020 - Bettina Vollath) EN

13-05-2020

. – Together with the whole delegation of European Pirates, I voted against the Status Agreement that would allow the operation of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, in Montenegro and Serbia. While I support an effective control of the EU external border and preventing illegal migration, these particular agreements are flawed and could be detrimental to the fundamental rights of those seeking international protection. The framework fails to put in place any concrete measures for fundamental rights protection on the ground, or operationalize a criminal offence resolution mechanism. Moreover, it is an unbalanced approach by the EU, which ignores the need to help improve the asylum systems of Montenegro and Serbia, so that asylum seekers have fair treatment and unhindered access to an asylum procedure there. The Commission should do a thorough impact assessment of the fundamental rights situation in any third country before proposing to extend Frontex operations there.

Statusvereinbarung zwischen der EU und Serbien über die Durchführung von Aktionen durch die Europäische Agentur für die Grenz- und Küstenwache in Serbien (A9-0019/2020 - Bettina Vollath) EN

13-05-2020

. – Together with the whole delegation of European Pirates, I voted against the Status Agreement that would allow the operation of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, in Montenegro and Serbia. While I support an effective control of the EU external border and preventing illegal migration, these particular agreements are flawed and could be detrimental to the fundamental rights of those seeking international protection. The framework fails to put in place any concrete measures for fundamental rights protection on the ground, or operationalize a criminal offence resolution mechanism. Moreover, it is an unbalanced approach by the EU, which ignores the need to help improve the asylum systems of Montenegro and Serbia, so that asylum seekers have fair treatment and unhindered access to an asylum procedure there. The Commission should do a thorough impact assessment of the fundamental rights situation in any third country before proposing to extend Frontex operations there.

Abgestimmte Maßnahmen der EU zur Bekämpfung der COVID-19-Pandemie und ihrer Folgen EN

17-04-2020

. – On Amendment 55 of the Joint Motion for Resolution on EU coordinated action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences, while I fully agree that migrants and refugees should have universal access to public services, healthcare and essential social security, I am concerned that the notion of ‘specific measures’ could be read to mean privileging refugees in relation to other citizens. I believe that access to these public goods should be equal and universal. Furthermore, I abstained on Amendment 79, which calls for a global ban on wildlife markets and on the use of wildlife in traditional medicine, as well as for a ban on importing, trading in and keeping and consuming wildlife in the EU. Without any doubt, I share the concerns of the risks and threats that the live wildlife markets might have for human health. However, I believe that the implications and scope of such a ban needs more a thorough and precise definition. We have to work on a solution that will eliminate the risks and protect both public health and wildlife.
I urge the World Health Organization to lead the way and the European Commission and the Member States to be closely involved, so that we have new up-to-date rules as soon as possible.

Prioritäten der EU für die 64. Tagung der Kommission der Vereinten Nationen für die Rechtsstellung der Frau (B9-0093/2020, B9-0095/2020) EN

13-02-2020

. – We Pirates endorsed the Resolution on the Status of Women. We strive for gender equality and support many of the proposals in the resolution, such as the call to urgently conclude the ratification of the Istanbul Convention, to do more to close the gender pay and pension gap, to eliminate any gender biases in taxation systems or to include a gender perspective in the fight against climate change.
However, we voted against point v on quotas. In our opinion, quotas do not constitute the right approach and may discriminate better qualified men and women. We believe skills and knowledge are the key aspects of qualification and they do not belong exclusively to one sex or the other. Every person should have equal access to positions according to their qualification without discrimination because of their gender, age, origin, religion etc.
Instead of quotas, we stress the need to introduce other measures to enhance qualification-based representation in decision-making. To increase the participation of women therein and in the labour market in general, we advocate for gender pay transparency, investments in accessibility and affordability of childcare, suitable working environments and flexible working arrangements as some of the key preconditions.

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