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Written explanations of vote - 8th parliamentary term David CASA

Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context (A8-0414/2018 - Matthijs van Miltenburg)

14-02-2019

. ‒ I voted in favour of the mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context so that Member States can work on mechanisms to remove obstacles in the implementation of a joint project in cross-border regions on one of its borders with one or more neighbouring states.

Draft Agreement on Cooperation between Eurojust and Georgia (A8-0065/2019 - Sylvia-Yvone Kaufmann)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of this draft agreement because it will allow Georgia and the European Union to foster cooperation as regards combating serious crimes, especially organised crime and terrorism.

Health technology assessment (A8-0289/2018 - Soledad Cabezón Ruiz)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of the health technology assessment (HTA) because it’s an extremely helpful tool which can aid in decision-based healthcare. HTA weighs the value of new or existing health technologies compared with other health technologies. These can range from medicines and medical devices all the way to surgical procedures. The HTA will positively benefit healthcare throughout the EU.

Framework for screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union (A8-0198/2018 - Franck Proust)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of the framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union because the regulation sets up a framework that helps to strengthen the exchange of information among Member States, so that the European Commission can elaborate on opinions.

Mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State (A8-0274/2018 - Ivan Štefanec)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of the mutual recognition of goods lawfully marketed in another Member State because the new rules will strengthen and clarify the existing mutual recognition framework to facilitate market access not covered by common EU product rules.

Charges on cross-border payments in the Union and currency conversion charges (A8-0360/2018 - Eva Maydell)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of charges on cross-border payments in the Union and currency conversion charges because it is a positive file that eliminates the so-called ‘roaming for cross border payments.’ This agreement allows for the charges for cross-border payments in euro within the EU to be aligned with charges for national payments made by a payment user in his or her Member State in the official local currency.

Common rules for access to the international market for coach and bus services (A8-0032/2019 - Roberts Zīle)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of common rules for accessing the international market by coach and bus services because bus and coach markets can be liberalised for non-resident carriers offering national interurban road passenger services.

Adapting Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on energy efficiency, by reason of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (A8-0014/2019 - Miroslav Poche)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of adapting Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency because it is necessary to adapt energy consumption figures to reflect a Union of 27 Member States upon the withdrawal of the UK from the EU.

The right to peaceful protest and the proportionate use of force (B8-0103/2019, RC-B8-0104/2019, B8-0104/2019, B8-0105/2019, B8-0106/2019)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of the resolution for the right to peaceful protest and the proportionate use of force so that Member States can uphold the values of freedom, democracy and human rights and the rule of law and the freedom of a peaceful assembly.

The future of the INF Treaty and the impact on the EU (RC-B8-0128/2019, B8-0128/2019, B8-0129/2019, B8-0130/2019, B8-0131/2019, B8-0132/2019, B8-0133/2019)

14-02-2019

I voted against the resolution on the future of the INF Treaty and the impact on the EU, because the European Parliament calls on the US and Russia to resolve the respective compliance allegations and to engage in constructive dialogue in order to safeguard the Treaty, and the subsequent strategic balance in Europe.

NAIADES II - An action programme to support inland waterway transport (B8-0079/2019)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of the resolution for NAIADES II because inland waterways serve many benefits such as the linking of EU ports and industrial and urban areas, and contribute to EU goals of decarbonisation, sustainable growth, and territorial cohesion.

Protection of animals during transport within and outside the EU (A8-0057/2019 - Jørn Dohrmann)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of this report, because from a humane and ethical standpoint we need to take better care of animals being transported. There will now be stricter checks to ensure transporters are doing their job responsibly and better transport vehicles to aid them. We must also strive to minimise the transport time, and switch to carcass transport when possible.

Strengthening the competitiveness of the Internal Market by developing the EU customs union and its governance (A8-0059/2019 - Virginie Rozière)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of the report because the customs union is an integral part of the EU and its existence allows proper functioning of trade within the Union to take place. Moving forward, we need to strengthen the Customs Union and lead it to becoming more efficient and uniform. The report also notes the importance of safeguarding the customs union in light of the Brexit issue.

Implementation of the legal provisions and the Joint Statement ensuring parliamentary scrutiny over decentralised agencies (A8-0055/2019 - György Schöpflin)

14-02-2019

I voted in favour of the implementation of the legal provisions and the Joint Statement ensuring parliamentary scrutiny over decentralised agencies so that the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council can assess the coherence, effectiveness, accountability and transparency of agencies.

European Fisheries Control Agency (A8-0037/2019 - Lidia Joanna Geringer de Oedenberg)

13-02-2019

. ‒ I voted in favour of this report because the European Fisheries Control Agency was established to create a control system applicable to the common fisheries policy. It has been effective thus far, and this proposal is merely a straightforward codification of existing texts, without any change in their substance, so a favourable vote made sense.

Computerising the movement and surveillance of excise goods (A8-0010/2019 - Kay Swinburne)

13-02-2019

. ‒ I voted in favour of the report because it was a simple step forward for modernising excise goods. Computerising both the movement and surveillance of these goods is important for proper regulation and monitoring.

Law applicable to the third-party effects of assignments of claims (A8-0261/2018 - Pavel Svoboda)

13-02-2019

. ‒ I voted in favour of this report because up until now there has been no consistency or clarity to rules for conflict of laws governing the third-party effects of assignments of claims at the European Union level. This leads to legal uncertainty as to which law applies to the third-party effects of the assignments. The report proposed that the assignor and assignee would be able to choose the law applicable to the third-party consequences of an assignment, which I believe is a step in the right direction.

Exchange, assistance and training programme for the protection of the euro against counterfeiting for the period 2021-2027 (Pericles IV programme) (A8-0069/2019 - Dennis de Jong)

13-02-2019

. ‒ I voted in favour of the exchange, assistance and training programme because it will achieve a uniform level of protection for the euro across the European Union and it will provide funding support for assistance and training measures as well as enhanced exchange of information and staff.

EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (A8-0053/2019 - David Martin)

13-02-2019

I voted in favour of the EU-Singapore FTA because it’s an extremely important move forward for the EU to be able to make further trade deals with other nations. Singapore is the first ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member to negotiate a bilateral trade agreement with the EU, so it could likely be the gateway toward future agreements that will benefit the EU’s economy greatly. Increasing relations with ASEAN nations is crucial, and trade agreements like these will help us do that.

EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (resolution) (A8-0048/2019 - David Martin)

13-02-2019

I voted in favour of the report because I recognise how valuable Singapore is to the EU in terms of trade. The trade agreement is extremely comprehensive and includes such areas as market access, tariffs, sustainable development, and transparency. It’s a great step forward for both sides of the agreement.