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Groupe Renew Europe


Irlande - Fianna Fáil Party (Irlande)

Date de naissance : , Cork

Accueil Billy KELLEHER


Commission des affaires économiques et monétaires
Sous-commission des affaires fiscales
Délégation pour les relations avec les États-Unis

Membre suppléant

Commission de l'environnement, de la santé publique et de la sécurité alimentaire
Commission d’enquête sur la protection des animaux pendant le transport
Délégation à l'Assemblée parlementaire paritaire ACP-UE

Dernières activités

Lutte contre le blanchiment de capitaux, suite aux révélations des FinCEN files (suite du débat) EN

08-10-2020 P9_CRE-PROV(2020)10-08(4-043-0000)
Contributions aux débats en séance plénière

Production biologique: date d’application et certaines autres dates (C9-0286/2020) EN

Explications de vote écrites

I voted in favour of this pragmatic approach to the entry into force of the new Organics Regulation, moving it from 1/1/2021 to 1/1/2022. This additional time will allow farmers and processors in the organics sector the necessary time to adjust and plan for the new legislation and new requirements. Due to the impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the sector has reported that significant short-term adaptation has been undertaken in relation to the challenges facing production, marketing, securing market access, controls and international trade. In light of this situation, it is widely understood that the full and proper implementation and control of the new Regulation from 1st January 2021 would be an unsustainable burden on a sector already under pressure.
Bord Bia research undertaken in 2017 shows that the Irish organic market is worth EUR162 million with a further EUR 44 million generated by direct sales. There is a growing trend across Ireland and Europe for organically produced products and I am pleased to support the proposal to postpone the implementation of the new legislation that will allow the sector the time to recover from the impact of the Covid crisis before applying the new legislative requirements.

Poursuite de la mise en place de l’union des marchés des capitaux: améliorer l'accès au financement sur le marché des capitaux, en particulier pour les PME, et accroître la participation des investisseurs de détail (A9-0155/2020 - Isabel Benjumea Benjumea) EN

Explications de vote écrites

Strengthening and deepening Europe's capital markets union (CMU) will be an essential element of the recovery of the EU's economy. The first version of the Commission's CMU Action Plan, in 2015, lost momentum and was faced with obstacles. This Parliament, and our co-legislator, must commit to approach the CMU Plan 2.0 with the ambition and effort it merits.
At a time when interest rates are at a historical low, the CMU has the potential to provide our savers and pensioners with the ability to turn to the market to invest for a better return. When SMEs are refused traditional banking loans, they should be able to turn to a multitude of alternative sources of funding through the capital markets.
I strongly support and am a strong advocate for many of the key aspects of this report and its overall message. However, unfortunately I had to abstain as yet again this house included in the report an unnecessary call for the introduction of a CCCTB.