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Ciarán CUFFE Ciarán CUFFE
Ciarán CUFFE

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance


Ireland - Green Party (Ireland)

Date of birth : , Dublin

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Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
Committee on Transport and Tourism
Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
Delegation for relations with the United States


Committee on Regional Development
Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China

Most recent activities

Establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility (debate)

09-02-2021 P9_CRE-PROV(2021)02-09(2-072-0000)
Contributions to plenary debates

Establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility (A9-0214/2020 - Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Siegfried Mureşan, Dragoș Pîslaru)

Written explanations of vote

The establishment of the Recovery and Resilience Facility is seminal in our path to a green COVID recovery. This agreement aims to support reforms and investments by Member States to mitigate the economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and make EU economies more sustainable. I was happy to support the green wins that came through in the negotiations such as ensuring there is a climate-focus to spending. . In total, the RRF will make €672.5 billion available (€312.5 billion in grants and €360 billion in loans) for Member States to invest and rebuild after the COVID crisis. These finds will be essential in ensuring that the transition from a fossil fuel based economy to a green economy.

New Circular Economy Action Plan: see Minutes (A9-0008/2021 - Jan Huitema)

Written explanations of vote

. – I voted in favour of this report outlining the Parliament’s position towards the New Circular Economy Action Plan, one of the many initiatives proposed by the European Commission as part of the European Green Deal. The New Circular Economy Action Plan includes broad measures concerning product design, sustainable consumption and waste exports, as well as specific measures for key value chains such as electronics, batteries, plastics, textiles, construction and buildings and food. I am pleased that the report includes a call a call for a binding target to significantly reduce the EU material and consumption footprint by 2030, as pushed by the Greens/EFA group. Other welcome aspects are the call to ensure the circular economy is toxic-free and the Commission come out with a proposal for an inclusive and comprehensive legal instrument on the “right to repair.”

Ciarán CUFFE
Ciarán CUFFE


Awful reality of #COVID19 from a nurse’s perspective, a video that hits you in the gut from @nytimes 

Here's our @greenparty_ie pop-up 'Bike Lanes Now' protest on O'Connell Street back in 1994 with @SadhbhO, @davidhealv, @RevTrev10 and myself. One thing I've learnt from campaigning is that there's good days and bad days, and you have to play the long game. 

End of a busy week, great to (virtually) ✨🇨🇿Speak at @EUFORES_EU Renewables event in Czechia 🇬🇧 🌏Discuss COP26 w UK Ambassador @PJohnstonFCDO 💉🦠Hear Astra Zeneca and Moderna on vaccine roll out 🌳🏙️Take part in Net Zero Carbon Cities forum