Josianne CUTAJAR Josianne CUTAJAR
Josianne CUTAJAR

Ομάδα της Προοδευτικής Συμμαχίας των Σοσιαλιστών και Δημοκρατών στο Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο

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Μελλοντικές προκλήσεις όσον αφορά τα δικαιώματα των γυναικών στην Ευρώπη: πάνω από 25 χρόνια από τη Διακήρυξη και την Πλατφόρμα Δράσης του Πεκίνου (B9-0114/2021) EN

11-02-2021

It has been 25 years since the Beijing declaration was drafted. A landmark moment for the fight on gender equality. Almost three decades after, women and girls worldwide are still facing the same problems. Poverty, unequal access to education, gender-based violence, lack of equal opportunities, gender pay gap, sex trafficking, and the absence of women in decision making positions are only some of the many still existing today. Today however, we need to do more as new problems have arisen. Social, economic and cultural factors make women worldwide more vulnerable to climate change, while the digital world has opened an entire new dimension for harassment and abuse. Fortunately, we are slowly developing new technological tools that can help us in this fight. Key to it all will be data. We need to collect sex- disaggregated data and comparative gender statistics. There is no gender equality without data equality. Although I abstained on parts of the text, with the interest of women worldwide and the fight for gender equality in my heart, I voted in favour of the resolution.

Προσωρινή απαλλαγή από τους κανόνες χρησιμοποίησης του διαθέσιμου χρόνου χρήσης (slots) στους κοινοτικούς αερολιμένες (C9-0420/2020) EN

10-02-2021

Covid-19 has had a dramatic impact on aviation. Air traffic has dropped to a historical low, a 90% drop compared to previous years. In the midst of the crisis, the European Commission issued a full airport slot waiver, the “use it or lose it” rule, allowing air carriers to flexibly manage their operations, without having to fly empty planes in order to preserve their future right to claim slots. Although we are still in the middle of the pandemic, we must attempt to restart aviation. Following an initial unrealistic proposal from the Commission, pressure from Parliament led to new rules on airport slots that will allow air carriers to plan ahead for the Summer. The measures will still ensure that air carriers can adapt their operations to their needs, continuing to weather out the storm. For these reasons, I voted in favour of the urgent procedure.

Προσωρινά μέτρα σχετικά με την ισχύ πιστοποιητικών και αδειών (Omnibus II) (C9-0004/2021) EN

10-02-2021

I supported with my vote an important file for the transport sector. As many of you might be aware, Covid-19 has slowed down or brought to complete halt bureaucratic procedures across Europe. The usual requirements for transport operators have not changed. Businesses and individuals must still renew their licenses, permits and authorisations in the area of road, rail, inland waterways and maritime security. In the general confusion caused by Covid-19, this has become complicated, if not impossible in some cases. The urgent procedure voted in plenary will allow to extend by 10 months the validity of certificates, licenses and authorizations expired between 1 September 2020 and 30 June 2021. Though a technicality, these measures are pragmatic.

Θέσπιση Μηχανισμού Ανάκαμψης και Ανθεκτικότητας (A9-0214/2020 - Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Siegfried Mureşan, Dragoș Pîslaru) EN

09-02-2021

I voted in favour of the regulation establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility. After a difficult year, it is essential to look forward and start healing the social and economic wounds the pandemic has inflicted on our citizens and enterprises.
The Recovery and Resilience Facility will finance the national recovery plans and establishes certain minimum level of expenditure on green and digital priorities. While it is important to grasp the opportunity of recovering in a way of making our economy fit for the environmental and the technological transition, it is also key to adopt a flexible approach that takes into account the national specificities.
I welcome that Malta and Gozo will receive more than 200 million euros for this decisive phase and I am confident that the collaboration between the European institutions and the national authorities will result in a positive outcome to make the Maltese economy more sustainable and resilient, while strengthening social cohesion.

Ευρωπαϊκή Κεντρική Τράπεζα - ετήσια έκθεση 2020 (A9-0002/2021 - Sven Simon) EN

09-02-2021

I voted in favour of the ECB Annual Report as I believe that this institution plays a pivotal role in the stability of the Eurozone and, more generally, of the European economy, including during the first phases of the COVID19 emergency. I am sure that - along with the other European institutions and national governments - it will also contribute to ensuring the conditions enabling the recovery from the pandemic.
However, the exercise of ECB statutory functions should always go hand in hand with effective accountability mechanisms, with the European Parliament having a primary role, as stated by the Treaties.
While I am glad that a woman leads the ECB, I am also concerned about the gender gap that still persists with reference to other management positions and I urge for effective actions to bridge it.

Νέο σχέδιο δράσης για την κυκλική οικονομία: βλ. Συνοπτικά Πρακτικά (A9-0008/2021 - Jan Huitema) EN

09-02-2021

The progressive uptake of circular economy actions aiming to build a more sustainable economy must be supported. The report on the New Circular Economy Action Plan, which I welcome, goes in the right direction.
The adoption of a circular economy paradigm is of paramount importance to achieve the goals of the Green Deal, while offering opportunities for SMEs in the reparation sector and enhancing consumer rights, including the initiative to adopt the so-called “right to repair”.
I believe that such a new paradigm could also offer plenty of opportunities for European islands, including Malta and Gozo, which can become an innovation laboratory, developing sustainable practices, able to positively affect the social and economic progress of local communities and, more generally, the wellbeing of citizens.

Εφαρμογή της οδηγίας για την καταπολέμηση της εμπορίας ανθρώπων (A9-0011/2021 - Juan Fernando López Aguilar, María Soraya Rodríguez Ramos) EN

09-02-2021

I voted in favour of a text calling for the revision of the Anti-Trafficking Directive. We need to improve the way we tackle this international problem. Anti-trafficking has no borders and, unfortunately, in the majority of cases takes advantage of vulnerable groups. Of all the people trafficked in the world, women account for an outstanding 71% and three out of four are trafficked for sexual exploitation. Children account for 27% of trafficked persons worldwide, with two out of every three being girls. Sadly, Covid-19 has only made things worse. We need as a society to start from the root causes such as gender inequality, gender based violence, education, eradication of poverty and, no matter how many times we have seen this occurring in the past, the complete lack of international cooperation in conflict areas, where women are target and taken by militia, traded as sex slaves. The EU in cooperation with international institutions must collect data, identifying victims early and ensuring that legal systems are in place to appropriately condemn traffickers and pimps.

Εφαρμογή του άρθρου 43 της οδηγίας για τις διαδικασίες ασύλου (A9-0005/2021 - Erik Marquardt) EN

09-02-2021

I voted in favour of an implementation report that evaluates the application of Article 43 on asylum procedures at borders. The report highlights the challenges of having a mandatory border procedure. It is important to recall that Article 43 leaves it at the discretion of Member States whether to apply border procedures or not. My own Member State, Malta, does not apply any border procedure and has made its reservations clear regarding the possibility of rendering such procedures mandatory.

Πρόσβαση του κοινού στα έγγραφα για τα έτη 2016-2018 (A9-0004/2021 - Ioan-Rareş Bogdan) EN

09-02-2021

Transparency is a key value to promote in order to bridge the gap that still exists between citizens and public authorities, including at the European level. Transparency is also a powerful antidote to populism since it improves the overall accountability of democratic institutions.
A transparent public access to documents is a crucial component of this process. The report monitoring the state of play for the period 2016-2018, which I supported, advocates for a similar level of transparency for all the European institutions.

Μείωση των ανισοτήτων με ειδική έμφαση στη φτώχεια των εργαζομένων (A9-0006/2021 - Özlem Demirel) EN

09-02-2021

I supported this report, which is in line with my firm commitment towards a social Europe as well as with a swift implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
While the European social market economy has represented the model underpinning the development of our Union, inequalities persist. The progressive uptake of new forms of job, led by new technologies and digital platforms, has also exacerbated the phenomenon of in-work poverty. This is the reason why it is of paramount importance to ensure adequate standards of living for all citizens as well as social justice and dignity of labour.
I firmly believe that the strong collaboration between the European Union and national governments is essential to put forward solutions that take into due account national specificities and the needs of local social partners.

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