Grace O'SULLIVAN
Grace O'SULLIVAN

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

Member

Ireland - Green Party (Ireland)

Date of birth : , Waterford

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Member

ENVI
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
DPAL
Delegation for relations with Palestine

Substitute

PECH
Committee on Fisheries
DMER
Delegation for relations with Mercosur

Most recent activities

A post-2020 Global biodiversity framework and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15 (debate)

23-11-2022 P9_CRE-PROV(2022)11-23(3-279-0000)
Contributions to plenary debates

Compensation following the demolition of EU-funded structures

14-11-2022 P-003694/2022 Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Written questions

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

10-11-2022
Written explanations of vote

Together with my Greens/EFA colleagues, I voted against this agreement on the cross-border provision of services for several reasons. First, certain provisions in the agreement weaken a government’s right to regulate. For example, the need for authorisation requirements to be “objective and impartial” could prevent legitimate policy objectives, such as the economic empowerment of disadvantaged communities. Furthermore, the agreement is not a very inclusive one, given that it is supported by only 70 out of 160 WTO members. We are concerned that this process sets a dangerous precedent for other on-going WTO negotiations which are being pushed by large high-income countries, but for which there is no consensus among WTO membership. Finally, my vote against this agreement also took into consideration the position of the European Federation of Public Service Unions, which called on MEPs to reject it.

Grace O'SULLIVAN
Grace O'SULLIVAN

On EP NEWSHUB

🇵🇸 Tomorrow is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People With an increasingly extremist gov in Israel, important to build on solidarity with Palestinians and organise for a peaceful future for all Good to meet with Amb @adelatieh and his family in Brussels https://t.co/JvLP2FP7pK 

🚨 Big news for biodiversity! This call for referendum from the Citizens' Assembly is a ringing endorsement for action on the collapse of nature in Ireland. Our prosperity and security is built on nature, good for our constitution to reflect that 🇮🇪 https://t.co/Q6EEzKh94D 

Hard to hold back the tears watching this film on Netflix about Sarah and Yusra Mardini and their voyage from Syria to Europe. Sarah goes on trial in January in Greece along with Irishman Seán Binder, for their work in Search and Rescue 🇬🇷 Time to #DropTheCharges https://t.co/EjNMP06IBN 

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