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Date of birth : , Gent

7th parliamentary term Philip CLAEYS

Political groups

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Non-attached Members

National parties

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Vlaams Belang (Belgium)


  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Foreign Affairs


Contributions to plenary debates

Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as rapporteur

A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur

Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the compatibility of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Mexican States, the Kingdom of Morocco, New Zealand, the Republic of Singapore, the Swiss Confederation and the United States of America with the rights enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

04-06-2012 LIBE_AD(2012)480574 PE480.574v02-00 LIBE
Dimitrios DROUTSAS

Motions for resolutions

Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 143

Parliamentary questions

Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

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)

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017)

**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

WRITTEN DECLARATION on the murder of farmers in South Africa

14-11-2011 P7_DCL(2011)0043 Lapsed
Philip CLAEYS Andreas MÖLZER Fiorello PROVERA
Date opened : 14-11-2011
Lapse date : 16-02-2012
Number of signatories : 48 - 16-02-2012

WRITTEN DECLARATION on the Armenian genocide in Turkey 95 years ago

17-05-2010 P7_DCL(2010)0042 Lapsed
Date opened : 17-05-2010
Lapse date : 17-09-2010
Number of signatories : 33 - 09-09-2010


Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.