Alex AGIUS SALIBA Alex AGIUS SALIBA
Alex AGIUS SALIBA

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament

Member

Malta - Partit Laburista (Malta)

Date of birth : , Pieta

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Member

IMCO
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
PETI
Committee on Petitions
DACP
Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
DMED
Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean

Substitute

EMPL
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
AIDA
Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age
DPAL
Delegation for relations with Palestine

Most recent activities

European Partnership on Metrology (A9-0242/2021 - Maria da Graça Carvalho)

11-11-2021
Written explanations of vote

I have voted in favour of the report, which proposes new partnership builds on the successes of the European metrology research programme and the European metrology programme on innovation and research, but it clearly raises the stakes, with the objective of meeting new challenges. Namely, all those that are aligned with other Union priorities, such as the “European Green Deal”, “An Economy that Works for People”, “A Europe fit for the Digital Age”, “Protecting our European way of life”, “A stronger Europe in the world” and “A new push for European democracy”. The European Metrology Partnership arrives with the clear ambition of ensuring that by 2030 metrology solutions in Europe are at least equal to the top global performers, which are the United States, China and India. It also brings a new set of recommendations, resulting from an interim evaluation of EMPIR conducted in 2017 by an independent external expert group. These include strengthening the strategic component of Metrology, with a much higher level of engagement of the national metrology institutes with other stakeholder communities, reinforcing the role of stakeholders such as universities and industry, and proactively developing metrology applications for emerging scientific areas and with a better focus on key societal challenges. That is why I have voted in favour of this report.

European Union Agency for Asylum (A8-0392/2016 - Elena Yoncheva)

11-11-2021
Written explanations of vote

I have voted in favour of the report, which aims to upgrade the existing mandate of the EU Asylum Support Office (EASO), which has been operational since 2011 and is based in Valletta, Malta. The new agency will provide operational and technical assistance to member states at their request. This will include, for example, helping to identify and register third-country nationals or by assisting national authorities to manage the international protection procedure - including in crises and relocation and resettlement situations - and more generally with the implementation of the Common European Asylum System. It will also be tasked with developing operational standards, analysis and guidelines as well as training on asylum-related matters.

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Bruxelles

Parlement européen
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B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel
Strasbourg

Parlement européen
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CS 91024
F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex