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Barry ANDREWS Barry ANDREWS
Barry ANDREWS

Renew Europe Group

Member

Ireland - Fianna Fáil Party (Ireland)

Date of birth : , Dublin

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Member

INTA
Committee on International Trade
D-ZA
Delegation for relations with South Africa

Substitute

DEVE
Committee on Development
INGE
Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation
D-TR
Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee

Most recent activities

EU Trade Policy Review (debate)

24-11-2020 P9_CRE-PROV(2020)11-24(2-130-0000)
Contributions to plenary debates

OPINION with recommendations to the Commission on corporate due diligence and corporate accountability

18-11-2020 DEVE_AD(2020)657424 PE657.424v02-00 DEVE
Opinions - as shadow rapporteur
Marc TARABELLA

Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - How to finance the Green Deal (A9-0198/2020 -Siegfried Mureşan, Paul Tang)

13-11-2020
Written explanations of vote

. – The purpose of the SEIP is to contribute to financing a sustainable transition to a greener economy, while supporting the regions and communities most exposed to its impact. I strongly support this initiative, and believe that a proper financing plan is essential to move the European Green Deal from being an aspiration to a reality. I supported amendments to this report that make it even stronger on environmental issues, including insisting that only projects that are compatible with the EU’s climate objectives are eligible for InvestEU funding, and that all EU-supported investments be subject to the EU Taxonomy Regulation. Overall, this is an ambitious plan for delivering on the goals of the Green Deal. However, also included in this report is a call for the Commission to make use of Article 116 of the Treaty on the European Union to avoid tax distortions in the single-market. This is unnecessary in the context of this report. I also believe that this is fundamentally at odds with promoting European competitiveness and that taxation is, and should remain, a Member State competence. Therefore, while I support most of the content of this plan, I abstained on the final vote.

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Bruxelles

Strasbourg