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Seán KELLY Seán KELLY
Seán KELLY

Fractie van de Europese Volkspartij (christendemocraten)

Lid

Ierland - Fine Gael Party (Ierland)

Geboortedatum : , Killarney

Schriftelijke stemverklaringen Seán KELLY

Ieder lid kan een schriftelijke verklaring over zijn stem in de plenaire vergadering indienen. Artikel 194 van het Reglement

Toepassing van de regels inzake spoorwegveiligheid en -interoperabiliteit in de Kanaaltunnel (C9-0212/2020) EN

08-10-2020

I voted in favour of the text as it is vital to ensure the safe and efficient operation of railways within the Channel Tunnel. Because of the UK’s change in status to a third country, the FR-UK Intergovernmental Commission, which previously supervised the Channel Tunnel, no longer has the authority to do so. It is important that France is permitted to negotiate an agreement with the UK to maintain the Intergovernmental Commission and amend the Directive (EU) 2016/798 so that the Commission may continue as the Tunnel’s single safety authority.

Besluit tot machtiging van Frankrijk om een internationale overeenkomst te sluiten over de Kanaaltunnel (C9-0211/2020) EN

08-10-2020

I voted in favour of the text as it is vital to ensure the safe and efficient operation of railways within the Channel Tunnel. Because of the UK’s change in status to a third country, the FR-UK Intergovernmental Commission, which previously supervised the Channel Tunnel, no longer has the authority to do so. It is important that France is permitted to negotiate an agreement with the UK to maintain the Intergovernmental Commission and amend the Directive (EU) 2016/798 so that the Commission may continue as the Tunnel’s single safety authority.

Biologische productie: datum van toepassing en een aantal andere data (C9-0286/2020) EN

08-10-2020

I support the Commission’s proposal to postpone the application of Regulation (EU) 2018/848. Postponing the application of certain aspects of this Regulation by one year (until 1 January 2022) will allow Member States and organic operators to properly implement and apply the regulation as the COVID-19 situation has hindered proceedings. This amendment is key to avoiding the disruption of the market, organic operators and fulfilling the intended purpose of the regulation. I’m pleased that this will allow more time for the circulation of new regulatory requirements to Irish organic contributors.

Digitaal geldwezen: opkomende risico's in verband met cryptovaluta - uitdagingen inzake regelgeving en toezicht op het gebied van financiële diensten, instellingen en markten (A9-0161/2020 - Ondřej Kovařík) EN

08-10-2020

. ‒ I was pleased to vote in favour of this report. Over the course of the COVID crisis, we have seen the importance of digital finance grow in the EU economy. It’s vital that we embrace digital finance as it will add to the digital transformation of our economy and society.

Versterking van de jongerengarantie (B9-0310/2020) EN

08-10-2020

I voted in favour of this motion. The Youth Guarantee aims to improve the lives of millions of young Europeans and has achieved so much for young people in the last five years. It is a commitment by all Member States to ensure that all young people under the age of 25 years receive a good quality offer of, employment or continued education within a period of four months of becoming unemployed or leaving formal education.

Instelling van een EU-mechanisme voor democratie, de rechtsstaat en grondrechten (A9-0170/2020 - Michal Šimečka) EN

07-10-2020

. ‒ I am pleased to support this important report which aims to establish certain criteria from which to monitor the state of democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights in the Member States. An annual report laying out recommendations for specific Member States would be drafted by the Commission and reviewed by Parliament and the Council – a mechanism I believe would be welcome. Rule of law is a cornerstone of democracy, and we must do what we can to ensure it is upheld across the EU.

Europese klimaatwet (A9-0162/2020 - Jytte Guteland) EN

07-10-2020

I am pleased to support the European Climate Law. This important legislation increases our ambition in the fight against climate change, increasing the 2030 ambition and enshrining the 2050 climate-neutrality objective into law. I welcome the strong support this report has received, and I am confident it will help to trigger the needed investments to drive us to a climate-neutral economy as quickly as possible.

Gelijkwaardigheid van in Oekraïne verrichte veldkeuringen van gewassen voor de teelt van zaaigranen en de gelijkwaardigheid van in Oekraïne voortgebrachte zaaigranen (A9-0164/2020 - Veronika Vrecionová) EN

07-10-2020

I voted in favour of Ukraine’s application to be granted ‘equivalence’ status. The EU’s seeds regulations allow third countries to market their seeds on the EU market only if their regulations and controls are found to be equivalent to those of the EU. An assessment has been carried out and the EU considers Ukraine’s seed regulations to be equivalent to those of the EU.

De Europese bosbouwstrategie - De weg vooruit (A9-0154/2020 - Petri Sarvamaa) EN

07-10-2020

I am pleased to vote in favour of this report which emphasises the need for an ambitious and independent post-2020 Forest Strategy. Forests benefit the climate and maintain biodiversity. The new strategy, which is to be revealed by the Commission at the beginning of 2021, aims to foster the economic, environmental and social aspects of forest management.

Wijziging van Verordening (EU) nr. 514/2014 van het Europees Parlement en de Raad wat de vrijmakingsprocedure betreft EN

05-10-2020

I voted in support of the proposal to amend Regulation (EU) No 514/2014 (AMIF/ISF General Provisions regulation) and Regulation (EU) No 514/2014. This proposal aligns the deadlines for de-commitment and submission of requests for payment of the annual balance. I welcome this amendment as it allows Member States, who may experience difficulty with programme expenditure, especially during the current pandemic, the flexibility to fully benefit from the programme’s available implementation period which is open up until 31 December 2023.

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