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Espagne - Junts per Catalunya - Lliures per Europa (Espagne)

Date de naissance : , Barcelona

Explications de vote écrites Antoni COMÍN I OLIVERES

Les députés peuvent expliquer par écrit leur vote en plénière. Article 194 du règlement intérieur.

Une stratégie européenne pour mettre fin aux mutilations génitales féminines dans le monde (B9-0090/2020, B9-0092/2020) EN


We support this motion because we deplore female genital mutilation everywhere, wherever it is practiced or defended. The EU must push for an end to such an abhorrent deed, one of the most diminishing and violent made to women, and above all the young.

Proposition de mandat pour la négociation d'un nouveau partenariat avec le Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord (B9-0098/2020) EN


. ‒ We support this motion because we also look forward to the best partnership possible between the EU and the UK. We do not wish to see any kind of punishment behaviour from the EU, and no distrustful behaviour from the UK. The EU and the UK have a historic opportunity to remake their relationship for the next decades, one of mutual respect and cooperation. This is what our citizens and businesses demand from MEPs and officials. In our case, the UK is Catalonia’s fifth destination in terms of exports, and nearly 40% of Catalan SMEs tend to export to that country. We will not let them down. Finally, we deplore and reject the point of this motion that says that any agreement as regards Gibraltar will need Spain’s assent. Gibraltar has been a British overseas territory since the beginning of the 18th century, and any agreement on Gibraltar will need the assent, mainly and mostly, of Gibraltar’s people.

Le trafic d’animaux de compagnie dans l’Union européenne (B9-0088/2020) EN


We support this motion because the welfare of animals is linked to the welfare of people. Trafficking in animals, many of them not vaccinated or without the necessary permits and certifications, means trafficking in diseases. This report reminds us that more than 70% of new diseases are of animal origin. The saddest thing is that this matter could be avoided: the Commission must strengthen the implementation of Regulation 576/2013 and impose sanctions on those stakeholders who profit from this traffic. In addition, the illegal trade of pets in the EU undermines the proper functioning of the single market because there is a bad practice in the digital sale purchase. Finally, customs authorities should increase cooperation, communication and training between themselves in terms of pet trade, and we would like to encourage all those who read this that the best is not to buy a pet, but to adopt it.

Vérification des pouvoirs (A9-0015/2020 - Lucy Nethsingha) EN


. ‒ We support this report because it is important to make a thorough verification of credentials. We also support the fact that Mr Oriol Junqueras i Vies is a Member of the European Parliament and as such the EP should not make any decision regarding his rights as MEP, as well as asking all Member States, all EU institutions, and the EU as a whole, to respect and guarantee the rulings of the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Écart de rémunération entre les hommes et les femmes (B9-0069/2020, B9-0073/2020, B9-0083/2020, B9-0084/2020) EN


. ‒ We support this initiative because, as many others, we are also in favour of reaching the complete equality between men and women. The gender pay gap has to be corrected also thanks to the help of the European Commission and the other European institutions and agencies.

Accord sur le retrait du Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord de l'Union européenne et de la Communauté européenne de l'énergie atomique (A9-0004/2020 - Guy Verhofstadt) EN


We do not like the decision taken by the British people in June 2016 but we must respect it. The decisions of the citizenship must be respected. We would love to see the UK to come back to the EU, and this will happen when, among other things, the EU has become a truly democratic project where no one will ever think to exit. We have voted in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement but with a heavy heart.