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Maria WALSH 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
D-US
Delegation for relations with the United States

Substitute

PECH
Committee on Fisheries
LIBE
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
DACP
Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Most recent activities

Conclusions of the extraordinary European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020 (B9-0229/2020)

23-07-2020
Written explanations of vote

The Resolution on the Conclusions of the extraordinary European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020 underline that the recovery fund is a “historic move” but warn at the same time that long-term EU priorities are put at risk by the provisional agreement reached at the level of EU leaders. Flagship EU programmes for climate protection, digital transition, health, youth, culture, research or border management have been significantly downsized. The cuts made undermine the foundations of a sustainable and resilient recovery, and this is not acceptable for our citizens. I voted in favour of this Resolution to give to the European Parliament a clear mandate to negotiate with the Council a more ambitious deal. We can have a better and more future-oriented Multiannual Financial Framework, which is able to equip the EU with the necessary resources to address the challenges of the next decades.

Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (A9-0124/2020 -José Gusmão)

10-07-2020
Written explanations of vote

The proposal of the revision of the Employment guidelines by the Commission suggested promoting the dimension of environmental sustainability towards a vision of a strong social Europe, giving more prominence to the European Pillar of Social Rights in view of its implementation and to integrating the Sustainable Development Goals to serve as a reference. The MEP tabled amendments to call on Member States also to take into account the unprecedented situation created in the labour markets due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and provide for solutions for all (employers- employees). I voted in favour, calling on Member States to improve access to labour markets for vulnerable groups, to fight poverty and foster social inclusion and - especially - to enhance gender equality as a tool to reduce imbalances in labour markets, voting in favour of a pay transparency and a reduction of pension gaps.

Maria WALSH
Maria WALSH

On EP NEWSHUB

RT @YouthEPP: 5⃣0⃣ young parliamentarians from across Europe have signed our statement to send a message of support to the people of Belarus👀 🇧🇾#WithBelarus 👉https://t.co/lwOHQ15UmI 👈

Our local communities have given us so much during #covid. Holiday in Ireland and spend your Euros here, where they can make a real difference. Local businesses will welcome you with open arms. Let's explore our gorgeous country! 🇮🇪 @FineGael https://t.co/o7KLdImjuL 

Lettermore, Co. Galway. A trip to the area where my mother grew up. My uncle Pat is a fisherman. We went to a coral beach & caught some fish! Ireland you are a beautiful place ❤️ #visitlettermore #visitthewest #staycation2020 #ruralireland https://t.co/d0veJekiQC 

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