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Clotilde ARMAND Clotilde ARMAND
Clotilde ARMAND

Date of birth : , București

9th parliamentary term Clotilde ARMAND

Political groups

  • 02-07-2019 / 03-11-2020 : Renew Europe Group - Member

National parties

  • 02-07-2019 / 03-11-2020 : Uniunea Salvați România (Romania)


  • 02-07-2019 / 03-11-2020 : Committee on Budgets
  • 02-07-2019 / 03-11-2020 : Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee


  • 02-07-2019 / 03-11-2020 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 02-07-2019 / 03-11-2020 : Delegation to the EU-Albania Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • 14-09-2020 / 03-11-2020 : Special Committee on Beating Cancer

Main parliamentary activities

Contributions to plenary debates

Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 as regards exceptional additional resources and implementing arrangements under the Investment for growth and jobs goal to provide assistance for fostering crisis repair in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing a green, digital and resilient recovery of the economy (REACT-EU)

02-09-2020 BUDG_AD(2020)653948 PE653.948v02-00 BUDG

OPINION on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1313/2013/EU on a Union Civil Protection Mechanism

01-09-2020 BUDG_AD(2020)653873 PE653.873v02-00 BUDG

OPINION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Cape Verde (2019-2024)

13-12-2019 BUDG_AD(2019)640655 PE640.655v02-00 BUDG
Margarida MARQUES

Oral questions

Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Other parliamentary activities

Written explanations of vote

Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Draft amending budget No 1/2020: Assistance to Greece in response to increased migration pressure - Immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak - Support to post-earthquake reconstruction in Albania - Other adjustments


As the shadow rapporteur for EU budget for the financial year 2020, I supported this proposal of the European Commission to amend the budget and to release EUR 115 million for co-financing measures to combat COVID-19 (repatriation of stranded citizens and protective equipment through joint procurement). The package includes other essential measures, such as an additional EUR 3.6 million for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the EU institution coordinating a common European Roadmap of healthcare measures and contributing to the research of vaccine against COVID-19. Also, EUR 3.3 million are dedicated to the European Public Prosecutor’s Office, the new EU body that will protect EU finances against corruption and fraud, an issue particularly relevant at the time of the coronavirus, when the health sector is specifically exposed to bribery, counterfeit and other risk factors, such as the concentration of power, derogation of rights and large amounts of money being infused into the economy to alleviate the crisis.

Draft amending budget No 2/2020: Providing emergency support to Member States and further reinforcement of the Union Civil Protection Mechanism/rescEU to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak


The crisis called upon the EU institutions to mobilise as many unspent resources as possible and channel them into the healthcare sector and into initiatives that support the economy. As the shadow rapporteur for the EU budget 2020, I am glad that we managed to reactivate an additional EUR 3 billion, of which EUR 2.7 billion has been earmarked for emergency aid and EUR 300 million for the RescEU medical equipment reserve. This will enable the Commission to get emergency aid on behalf of the Member States and distribute medical equipment such as masks and respirators. This will finance our urgent needs, for example, with regard to transporting medical equipment and patients in cross-border regions, and it will support the construction of mobile field hospitals. I welcome such measures, as they strengthen our resilience to public health crisis and build a pathway to a permanent crisis-management mechanism so that we can rely on EU coordination in any future shocks.

Specific measures to provide exceptional flexibility for the use of the European Structural and Investments Funds in response to the COVID-19 outbreak


. ‒ The exceptional needs of our local economies demand exceptional flexibilities in the use of European funds. I voted in favour of the new rules on use of the European Structural and Investments (ESI) Funds which reflect the proposals of the Renew Europe Group to the Commission. After certain flexibilities approved on 26 March 2020 allowing the transfer of money between the priorities of the same fund, now we have achieved flexibility for transfers of resources available in 2020 between the ERDF, the ESF and the Cohesion Fund. In addition, now the funds can be transferred among the regions and the measures for programming, auditing and reporting are simplified. A 100% EU co-financing rate for the accounting year 2020-2021 is authorised.
Increased flexibility allows each Member State to address more efficiently their specific needs, which requires however specific monitoring of spending. It is essential therefore that the Commission follows the recommendations of the European Court of Auditors on ESI funds and better analyses administrative practices at national level.

Written questions

Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Individual motions for resolutions

Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 143


Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.