Mick WALLACE
Mick WALLACE
Ireland

Date of birth : , Wexford

9th parliamentary term Mick WALLACE

Political groups

  • 02-07-2019 / 17-12-2020 : Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left - Member
  • 18-12-2020 / 15-07-2024 : The Left group in the European Parliament - GUE/NGL - Member

National parties

  • 02-07-2019 / 15-07-2024 : Independents for change (Ireland)

Member

  • 02-07-2019 / 19-01-2022 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 02-07-2019 / 19-01-2022 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 02-07-2019 / 15-07-2024 : Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
  • 20-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 20-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence

Substitute

  • 02-07-2019 / 19-01-2022 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 02-07-2019 / 15-07-2024 : Delegation for relations with Iran
  • 02-07-2019 / 15-07-2024 : Delegation for relations with Afghanistan
  • 30-03-2020 / 19-01-2022 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 20-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 20-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

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)

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

Opinions - as rapporteur

Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations in developing countries

09-07-2020 ENVI_AD(2020)650533 PE650.533v02-00 ENVI
Mick WALLACE

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 Critical technologies for security and defence: state of play and future challenges

10-03-2023 AFET_AD(2023)739574 PE739.574v02-00 AFET
Dragoş TUDORACHE

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence and amending Directive (EU) 2019/1937

10-02-2023 ENVI_AD(2023)734465 PE734.465v02-00 ENVI
Tiemo WÖLKEN

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Chemicals Agency for the financial year 2020

17-01-2022 ENVI_AD(2022)699220 PE699.220v02-00 ENVI
Pascal CANFIN

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

Conclusion of an agreement under GATS on the modification of schedules of specific commitments (A9-0257/2022 - Bernd Lange)

10-11-2022

This vote has been presented as merely a technical modification of an existing agreement.
But this is actually a very serious issue. It is about giving consent to a new and dangerous international trade treaty in the context of the World Trade Organisation.
Even though this treaty was negotiated under the umbrella of the WTO, the agreement does not have a multilateral mandate. Less than half of WTO members agreed to it. Almost all of the African group and a number of Latin American and Asian countries completely opposed the agreement.
Therefore, the agreement breaks the basic rule of the WTO of only pursuing negotiations on new issues when there is consensus among all members. It sets a dangerous precedent and exacerbates the power asymmetries that exist in the WTO.
Governments will have to open national lawmaking to influence by foreign corporations and other governments. Governments will lose discretion over which service providers they want to authorise.
We need to put decent jobs, social rights, public services and protections, and ecological sustainability at the heart of multilateral trade rules.

REPowerEU chapters in recovery and resilience plans (A9-0260/2022 - Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Siegfried Mureşan, Dragoş Pîslaru)

10-11-2022

The idea that we should exempt new oil and gas infrastructure from the ‘do no significant harm’ principle to secure energy security is absolutely staggering. Some 70% of global LNG supply is already under long-term contract. There will be very little extra coming online before 2025. So the EU will only be able to import more by drawing supply away from other markets, at sky-high prices.
One committee amendment proposes that a maximum amount for this spending should be established by the Commission following a needs-based assessment. But the amendment also references a previous Commission estimate of EUR 10 billion that would be required by 2030 for the desired level of gas infrastructure, including LNG import terminals and pipelines, and to connect underutilised LNG import terminals and the EU network.
Is this really what we want to do with the proposed exemption to the ‘do no significant harm’ principle? Spend EUR 10 billion facilitating the import of filthy fracked gas from other rogue states like the US and Qatar?

Russia’s escalation of its war of aggression against Ukraine (RC-B9-0430/2022/REV, B9-0430/2022, B9-0432/2022, B9-0433/2022, B9-0438/2022, B9-0446/2022) (vote)

06-10-2022

I condemn the illegal aggression of Russia, but I disagree with a one-sided narrative that excuses the Western role in what is now happening. I urge a ceasefire, negotiations and genuine EU efforts to secure a peace. I oppose the policy of collective punishment, sanctions that also hurt European citizens, the flooding of Ukraine with weapons, and other actions that escalate the war and run the risk of igniting a direct conflict between NATO and Russia. I find much to agree with in this resolution. But unfortunately, this text also contains elements I cannot vote for. Demands for pumping even more weapons into Ukraine, demands for neutral states to abandon their neutrality, unrealistic conditions for ending the conflict, the continuation and entrenchment of a sanctions policy that isn’t helping anyone, and the presence of ominous threats and bellicose rhetoric which only inflame tensions and make peace less likely. That is why I cannot vote in favour of this resolution

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

Questions to the Bureau, the Conference of Presidents and the Quaestors

Members can submit questions to the President concerning the Bureau, the Conference of Presidents and the Quaestors as regards their respective duties. Rule 32(2)

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM

Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 140, Rule 141, Annex III

Answers to questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM

Reply to members’ questions to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Rule 140, Rule 141, Annex III

Individual motions for resolutions

In accordance with Rule 143 of Parliament's Rules of Procedure, any individual Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. These motions for resolution express the position of the individual Members who tabled them. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide whether to follow up the motion for resolution and, if so, which procedure is to be followed. Where a committee has decided to follow-up a motion for resolution, more detailed information is provided on this page, below the resolution in question. Rule 143

Declarations

All declarations below have been signed by the Member, even if the signature is not visible in the online copy.

Meetings

Multiple Sclerosis

Member
WALLACE Mick
Date, Place:
European Parliament
Capacity:
Member Staff meeting
Code of associated committee or delegation
ENVI
Meeting with:
Multiple Sclerosis Ireland Alison Cotter

Industrial Emissions Directive

Member
WALLACE Mick
Date, Place:
European parliament
Capacity:
Member
Meeting related to procedure:
2022/0104(COD)
Meeting with:
Irish Farmers' Association

Carbon offsetting

Member
WALLACE Mick
Date, Place:
European Parliament
Capacity:
Shadow rapporteur
Meeting related to procedure:
2022/0394(COD)
Code of associated committee or delegation
ENVI
Meeting with:
Fern