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Bas EICKHOUT Bas EICKHOUT
Bas EICKHOUT

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance

Vice-Chair

Netherlands - GroenLinks (Netherlands)

Date of birth : ,

8th parliamentary term Bas EICKHOUT

Political groups

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance - Treasurer

National parties

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : GroenLinks (Netherlands)

Member

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 21-01-2016 / 04-04-2017 : Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

Substitute

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Transport and Tourism

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)

Pan-European Personal Pension Product (debate)

04-04-2019 P8_CRE-PROV(2019)04-04(2-018-0000)

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 the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on port reception facilities for the delivery of waste from ships, repealing Directive 2000/59/EC and amending Directive 2009/16/EC and Directive 2010/65/EU

18-09-2018 ENVI_AD(2018)622225 PE622.225v02-00 ENVI
Bas EICKHOUT

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (recast)

13-11-2017 ENVI_AD(2017)604700 PE604.700v04-00 ENVI
Bas EICKHOUT

OPINION Towards a new international climate agreement in Paris

16-07-2015 TRAN_AD(2015)554961 PE554.961v02-00 TRAN
Bas EICKHOUT

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 European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2019

31-01-2019 ENVI_AD(2019)631843 PE631.843v02-00 ENVI
Andrey KOVATCHEV

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Food Safety Authority for the financial year 2017

24-01-2019 ENVI_AD(2019)627683 PE627.683v02-00 ENVI
Adina-Ioana VĂLEAN

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for the financial year 2017

24-01-2019 ENVI_AD(2019)627699 PE627.699v02-00 ENVI
Adina-Ioana VĂLEAN

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

Other parliamentary activities

Written explanations of vote

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

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

Although deeply committed to the right to demonstrate, we voted against the resolution on the right to demonstrate as supported by the European right-wing parties. We believe it is a resolution a minima that fails to draw any consequences from the violence that occurred during the recent demonstrations in several Member States, including France. While recalling the fundamental importance of the right to peaceful demonstration, this text should have been the opportunity to strongly condemn violent repression, to denounce the recent adoption of restrictive laws on freedom of assembly in certain countries such as France, Spain and Poland, and finally to launch a European initiative against the use of the so-called ‘less-lethal weapons’.
We, Members of the Greens/EFA group, would have preferred a more explicit condemnation of the use of violent and disproportionate interventions by state authorities, particularly in France, Spain, the United Kingdom and Romania. Through this resolution, we wanted to call for an EU-wide ban on flash-balls and LBD40 weapons that are responsible for many injuries and even deaths during demonstrations. Those are demands from the ecologists, demands that are unfortunately not covered by the resolution adopted today. For a more detailed overview of our requests, see the motion for a resolution B8-0104/2019.

Combating terrorism (A8-0228/2016 - Monika Hohlmeier)

16-02-2017

. ‒ I would like to explain why I voted against the proposal for a directive on combating terrorism. While I agree with the general objective of harmonising the definitions of terrorist offences at EU level, I believe this directive contains major flaws.
I am concerned about the definitions of terrorist offences in Article 3, since they include destruction of infrastructure likely to cause ‘a major economic loss’. Governments could use this to muzzle acts of civil disobedience or NGOs, including environmental groups. I believe that terrorism should be defined as an act of violence that endangers human lives, not business.
I am alarmed by Article 5 on public provocation to terrorism, which criminalises the ‘indirect’ provocation to commit a terrorist offence. Nobody knows what this entails. It is likely to lead to abuses to freedom of expression. Read in conjunction with Article 21 on the blocking of websites, the notion of indirect provocation is very dangerous.
Lastly, I am critical of Article 9 on the criminalisation of travelling. I still do not see the point of criminalising the travelling in itself, since other offences are enough to prosecute a suspected foreign fighter. The fact that intra-EU travel is also covered makes me anxious for our freedom of movement.

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

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM

Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 140, Rule 141, 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 production of methamphetamine from medicines containing pseudoephedrine

08-06-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0023 Lapsed
Kateřina KONEČNÁ Jiří MAŠTÁLKA Miloslav RANSDORF Olga SEHNALOVÁ Bas EICKHOUT Cornelia ERNST Pavel TELIČKA Petr JEŽEK Dita CHARANZOVÁ Martina DLABAJOVÁ Michaela ŠOJDROVÁ Enrico GASBARRA
Date opened : 08-06-2015
Lapse date : 08-09-2015
Number of signatories : 52 - 09-09-2015

WRITTEN DECLARATION on compatibility between oil extraction and the quality of water intended for human consumption

18-05-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0021 Lapsed
Piernicola PEDICINI Kateřina KONEČNÁ Pavel POC Bas EICKHOUT Michèle RIVASI Giovanni LA VIA Marco ZANNI David BORRELLI Marco AFFRONTE Dario TAMBURRANO Daniela AIUTO Marco ZULLO
Date opened : 18-05-2015
Lapse date : 18-08-2015
Number of signatories : 68 - 24-08-2015

Declarations

Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.

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