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Dace MELBĀRDE Dace MELBĀRDE
Dace MELBĀRDE

European Conservatives and Reformists Group

Member

Latvia - Nacionālā apvienība "Visu Latvijai!"-"Tēvzemei un Brīvībai/LNNK" (Latvia)

Date of birth : , Riga

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Vice-Chair

CULT
Committee on Culture and Education

Member

DANZ
Delegation for relations with Australia and New Zealand

Substitute

ENVI
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
DSCA
Delegation to the EU-Armenia Parliamentary Partnership Committee, the EU-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Cooperation Committee and the EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee
DEPA
Delegation to the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

Most recent activities

Conclusions of the extraordinary European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020 (B9-0229/2020)

23-07-2020
Written explanations of vote

. – I welcome the 21 July agreement reached by the EU Heads of State or Government on the next multiannual financial framework (MFF) and the recovery fund. Understanding the vastly diverging positions from which the leaders began the talks, it was no easy feat to reach such agreement. However, the job is not done; as the European Parliament’s resolution correctly points out, what we currently currently have is a political agreement and the Parliament will have the final say on the next MFF. The resolution rightly suggests that the cuts to the grants part of the recovery instrument is unfortunate, that the rebates must be ended and that targeted increases on top of the figures proposed by the the Council must single out programmes relating, inter alia, to youth, culture and research such as Horizon Europe, Erasmus+ and Creative Europe. However, I could not support the Parliament’s resolution in its entirety. Among other things, the resolution incorrectly states that “only the creation of new own resources” can help to repay the EU’s debt. It also goes beyond the Council agreement on the rule of law, calling for reverse qualified majority voting in this regard. Hence I abstained in the final vote.

OPINION with recommendations to the Commission on Digital Services Act: Improving the functioning of the Single Market

22-07-2020 CULT_AD(2020)648287 PE648.287v02-00 CULT
Opinions - as shadow rapporteur
Petra KAMMEREVERT

OPINION on the Digital Services Act and fundamental rights issues posed

20-07-2020 CULT_AD(2020)648588 PE648.588v02-00 CULT
Opinions - as shadow rapporteur
Petra KAMMEREVERT

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