Clara PONSATÍ OBIOLS
Clara PONSATÍ OBIOLS
Spain

Date of birth : , Barcelona

9th parliamentary term Clara PONSATÍ OBIOLS

Political groups

  • 01-02-2020 / 15-07-2024 : Non-attached Members

National parties

  • 01-02-2020 / 15-07-2024 : Junts per Catalunya - Lliures per Europa (Spain)

Member

  • 10-02-2020 / 19-01-2022 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 14-09-2020 / 19-01-2022 : Subcommittee on Tax Matters
  • 20-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 20-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Subcommittee on Tax Matters
  • 17-02-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Delegation for relations with Canada

Substitute

  • 10-02-2020 / 19-01-2022 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 10-02-2020 / 19-01-2022 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 12-02-2020 / 16-02-2022 : Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • 12-02-2020 / 16-02-2022 : Delegation for relations with the Federative Republic of Brazil
  • 12-02-2020 / 31-12-2023 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 20-01-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 17-02-2022 / 15-07-2024 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 05-01-2024 / 15-07-2024 : Delegation to the OACPS-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

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)

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

Foreign interference in all democratic processes in the European Union, including disinformation (A9-0187/2023 - Sandra Kalniete)

01-06-2023

We fully share the deep concern regarding the interference of Russia and other foreign entities in the democratic processes of the European Union that are detailed in this report.
However, we voted against it because we deplore the inclusion of point 73. This point refers to an alleged wide-ranging Russian interference with secessionist movements in the EU, including in Catalonia, and calls on the relevant authorities to investigate it. The only purpose of this wording, which was incorporated into the file by Spanish MEPs, is misrepresenting a democratic movement as an instrument intended to destabilise the European Union. By doing this, Spanish MEPs seek to present a justification for the relentless repression of the Spanish state against the Catalan independence movement and discourage objections against the fundamental rights violations that Spain is continually committing in Catalonia.
The self-determination aspirations of the Catalan people are not ignited by Russia, but by the national oppression that Spain imposes on Catalonia. The Catalan independence movement seeks to establish a sovereign Catalan state within the European Union, not against the European Union (or the West), and expresses its full solidarity with Ukraine and all the peoples that suffer Russian imperialism and Russian interference.

Direction of EU-Russia political relations (A9-0259/2021 - Andrius Kubilius)

15-09-2021

We have voted in favour of this report because we fully share the concern regarding the interference of Russia in the Union’s democracy. However, we deplore the approval by the Plenary of an amendment to this report (S&D’s Amendment 31) which seeks to promote, through the back door, an unfounded claim about the Catalan pro-independence movement. This is only the latest of a series of attempts by the Spanish government, the Spanish state (its police and intelligence services) and its press to push a narrative of supposed ties between the pro-independence movement and Russian intelligence.
The amendment only seeks to misrepresent a democratic movement as an instrument intended to destabilise the European Union, to cover up the relentless repression it is subject to and to isolate it from possible allies that might raise their voice against the fundamental rights violations Spain is continually committing.
The alleged involvement of Russian intelligence in the Catalan independence process is an absolute falsehood (or fake news, as it is now called). The fabrication comes from the profoundly anti-independence Guardia Civil police body and stems from political espionage of private messages obtained illegally (as acknowledged by the Spanish Prosecutor’s Office).
The European Parliament had better guard itself from involuntarily contributing to the spread of fake news, as this very seriously affects its legitimacy to condemn fake news and misinformation campaigns of other countries, not least Russia.

Review of the macroeconomic legislative framework (A9-0212/2021 - Margarida Marques)

08-07-2021

We supported the three amendments tabled by some MEPs, which in our opinion, would have significantly improved the final text. However, we voted in favour of the resolution because it incorporates important points that were worth supporting, among others, that: i) the general safeguard clause should not be deactivated before the review of the EU's economic governance framework; ii) the future budgetary orientation resulting from this review should promote a sustainable, green and digital recovery that contributes to the European Green Pact and the implementation of the European pillar of social rights; iii) according to the European Fiscal Board, some sustainable growth-enhancing expenditure should be excluded from the net primary expenditure growth ceiling.

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

Declarations

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