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Chris MACMANUS Chris MACMANUS
Chris MACMANUS

The Left group in the European Parliament - GUE/NGL

Member

Ireland - Sinn Féin (Ireland)

Date of birth : , London

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Member

AGRI
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
D-ZA
Delegation for relations with South Africa

Substitute

ECON
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
DPAL
Delegation for relations with Palestine

Most recent activities

Shaping digital education policy (A9-0042/2021 - Victor Negrescu)

25-03-2021
Written explanations of vote

. – I voted in favour of this Own Initiative Report, which highlighted a number of issues, such as 42 per cent of Europeans lack basic digital skills. It exposed significant disparities within and between Member States and based on socioeconomic status, age, gender, income, level of education and employment.
For example, 35 per cent of people aged 55-74 possess basic digital skills, compared to 82 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds, making older people more vulnerable to digital exclusion. The report recognises the role of parents in distance learning and emphasises the need to support parents and children with regard to distance learning, by providing them with the necessary digital infrastructure as well as technical and digital skills.

Impact on fisheries of marine litter (A9-0030/2021 - Catherine Chabaud)

25-03-2021
Written explanations of vote

. – I supported this own initiative Report, which addresses the issue of marine litter. The report stressed the need for sharing best practices among all stakeholders, including citizens affected by the problem of marine waste. The reported also called for supporting the collection, by fishers, of lost fishing gear or other marine waste.

Cohesion Policy and regional environment strategies in the fight against climate change (A9-0034/2021 - Tonino Picula)

25-03-2021
Written explanations of vote

. – I voted in favour of this own-initiative report, which aimed to give a regional perspective to the fight against Climate Change.
The report highlighted the need for local and regional authorities to make clear political commitments towards achieving climate targets. It also stressed the need to step up multi-level dialogue among national, regional and local authorities on the planning and implementation of national measures on climate, direct access to funding for local authorities and monitoring the progress of the measures adopted.
The report also called for further investment in sustainable mobility such as railways and sustainable urban mobility. For these reasons, I voted in favour.

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