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Cyrus ENGERER Cyrus ENGERER
Cyrus ENGERER

Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament

Member

Malta - Partit Laburista (Malta)

Date of birth : , Pietà

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Member

ENVI
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
BECA
Special Committee on Beating Cancer
DKOR
Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula

Substitute

ITRE
Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
LIBE
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
DMAS
Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries

Most recent activities

Union General Export Authorisation for the export of certain dual-use items from the Union to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (C9-0345/2020 - Bernd Lange)

26-11-2020
Written explanations of vote

The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union affects many different sectors of EU policy. One such sector is the trade sector, specifically in reference to the trade of dual-use items between the EU and the United Kingdom. Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009 states that the export of dual-use items from the European Union to the UK will, after Brexit, require an export authorisation. Therefore, the Commission has decided to include the UK in Annex IIa of the regulation and therefore control exports to the UK under the Union General Export Authorisation EU001. As this will facilitate trade between the EU and the UK, I voted in favour of this report.

Temporary measures in relation to value added tax for COVID-19 vaccines and in vitro diagnostic medical devices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (C9-0352/2020)

26-11-2020
Written explanations of vote

I believe that Personal Protective Equipment as well as all medical devices must always be exempt of VAT, most of all during a pandemic. I voted in favour of this consultation as the current proposal aims at enabling Member States to temporarily exempt the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and in vitro diagnostic medical devices such as testing kits (as well as services closely linked to such vaccines and such devices) from VAT.

Abortion rights in Poland (B9-0373/2020)

26-11-2020
Written explanations of vote

This is yet another example of the political takeover of the judiciary and the systemic collapse of the rule of law in Poland. It is unfathomable that the Polish Constitutional Tribunal’s composition makes it unable to uphold the Polish Constitution. Furthermore, the resolution notes that the Polish ruling ‘puts women’s health and life at risk’ and ‘fails to protect the inherent and inalienable dignity of women.’ It is for these reasons that I voted in favour.

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