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Othmar KARAS Othmar KARAS
Othmar KARAS

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)

Member

Austria - Österreichische Volkspartei (Austria)

Date of birth : , Ybbs an der Donau

8th parliamentary term Othmar KARAS

Political groups

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Österreichische Volkspartei (Austria)

Chair

  • 13-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee

Member

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 12-10-2014 : Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • 13-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Conference of Delegation Chairs
  • 12-02-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-08-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 24-06-2016 / 13-12-2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

Substitute

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with India
  • 03-09-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 04-09-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 05-12-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

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)

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

Reports - as shadow rapporteur

Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

Opinions - as rapporteur

Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on Regulatory fitness and performance programme (REFIT): state of play and outlook

18-03-2015 IMCO_AD(2015)541631 PE541.631v02-00 IMCO
Othmar KARAS

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 proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 96/71/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 16 December 1996 concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services

15-05-2017 IMCO_AD(2017)597610 PE597.610v02-00 IMCO
Vicky FORD

Motions for resolutions

Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

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

Major interpellations

Major interpellations for written answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members. Rule 139, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities

Written explanations of vote

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

Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation (B8-0068/2018) DE

07-02-2018

Klare Unterstützung für die Forderung „Null Toleranz gegenüber Genitalverstümmelung bei Frauen“ in der gleichnamigen Resolution, die wir im Europäischen Parlament verabschiedet haben. Genitalverstümmelung ist eine grausame Form der Verletzung der Rechte von Frauen und stellt weltweit leider immer noch ein Problem dar. Die Forderungen betreffend den reproduktiven und sexuellen Rechte lehne ich entschieden ab, und daher habe ich gegen die entsprechenden Anträge im Text gestimmt.

Annual report on human rights and democracy in the world 2016 and the EU policy on the matter (A8-0365/2017 - Godelieve Quisthoudt-Rowohl) DE

13-12-2017

Ich habe für den Bericht gestimmt, da er einen wichtigen Beitrag zu den Menschenrechten und der Demokratie in der Welt leistet. Der Bericht macht deutlich, dass sich die Europäische Union ihrer Verantwortung als globaler Akteur bewusst ist und diese wahrnimmt. Dies beinhaltet die Stärkung von Recht und Demokratie, den Schutz von Minderheiten und schutzbedürftigen Bevölkerungsgruppen, die Wahrung der Religions- und Weltanschauungsfreiheit sowie die Stärkung der Zivilgesellschaften. Zusätzlich schlägt der Bericht konkrete Maßnahmen und Instrumente vor, um den Herausforderungen zu begegnen.
Die Forderungen im Bereich des Familienrechts kann ich nicht unterstützen, weil sie in die Zuständigkeit der Mitgliedstaaten fallen. Daher habe ich gegen den Antrag betreffend sexuelle und reproduktive Gesundheit und damit verbundene Rechte gestimmt. Regelungen für gleichgeschlechtliche Paare müssen Kompetenz der Mitgliedstaaten bleiben, daher habe ich mich bei diesem Antrag enthalten.

EU Citizenship Report 2017: Strengthening Citizens' Rights in a Union of Democratic Change (A8-0385/2017 - Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea) DE

12-12-2017

Ich habe für den Bericht gestimmt, weil ich die Bemühungen der Kommission, die Unionsbürgerrechte zu stärken, begrüße und unterstütze. Es ist wichtig, Bürgerbeteiligung zu fördern und die Arbeit der Europäischen Kommission und aller anderen europäischen Institutionen für Unionsbürger transparenter und zugänglicher zu machen. Die Forderungen im Bereich des Familienrechts kann ich nicht unterstützen, weil sie in die Zuständigkeiten der Mitgliedstaaten fallen. Ich habe daher auch die Forderung, den uneingeschränkten Zugang zur sexuellen und reproduktiven Gesundheitsfürsorge in allen Mitgliedstaaten zu ermöglichen, abgelehnt.

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

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 a European Year of Entrepreneurship

11-11-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0065 Lapsed
Emil RADEV Alain LAMASSOURE Antonio TAJANI Paul RÜBIG Othmar KARAS Pablo ZALBA BIDEGAIN Mariya GABRIEL Eva MAYDELL Dita CHARANZOVÁ Martina DLABAJOVÁ Cláudia MONTEIRO DE AGUIAR Ulla TØRNÆS Jana ŽITŇANSKÁ Theresa GRIFFIN Jonás FERNÁNDEZ Helga STEVENS Tom VANDENKENDELAERE
Date opened : 11-11-2015
Lapse date : 11-02-2016
Number of signatories : 218 - 12-02-2016

Declarations

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