Maria WALSH
Maria WALSH

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)

Member

Ireland - Fine Gael Party (Ireland)

Date of birth : , Boston

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Member

EMPL
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
CULT
Committee on Culture and Education
D-US
Delegation for relations with the United States

Substitute

LIBE
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
DACP
Delegation to the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
DAFR
Delegation to the Africa-EU Parliamentary Assembly

Most recent activities

OPINION on the draft Council decision inviting Member States to ratify the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190) of the International Labour Organization

14-02-2024 LIBE_AD(2024)758114 PE758.114v02-00 LIBE
Opinions - as shadow rapporteur
Nicolaus FEST

Automated data exchange for police cooperation (“Prüm II”) (A9-0200/2023 - Paulo Rangel)

08-02-2024
Written explanations of vote

I voted in support for the proposed Regulation to strengthen and modernise the Prüm framework, as I believe it is crucial for enhancing cross-border cooperation in combating criminal activities within the EU. The aim is to facilitate automated data exchange among member states’ law enforcement agencies, and Europol is essential for preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal offences effectively. By replacing and upgrading the existing Prüm Decisions, the Regulation introduces an upgraded technical solution for data exchange, including new categories such as facial images and the voluntary exchange of police records. Moreover, the inclusion of provisions for searching missing persons for humanitarian reasons expands the framework's scope beyond criminal investigations. Therefore, I voted in favour of this proposal, as I believe it should contribute to a safer and more secure Union for all citizens.

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