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Skupina zelených/Európska slobodná aliancia


Írsko - Green Party (Írsko)

Dátum narodenia : , Waterford

Písomné vysvetlenia hlasovania Grace O'SULLIVAN

Poslanci môžu predložiť písomné vysvetlenie svojho hlasovania v pléne. Článok 194

Zriadenie akčného programu Únie v oblasti zdravia na obdobie 2021 – 2027 (programu EU4Health) (A9-0196/2020 - Cristian-Silviu Buşoi) EN


Along with my colleagues in the Greens/EFA Group, I was pleased to vote in favour of the EU Health Action Programme 2021 - 2027 (EU4Health). The pandemic we are living through shows us how important it is to invest in healthcare.
This Programme will fund various actions in the field of public health, based on the three general objectives of (1) protecting people in the EU from serious cross-border health threats and improving crisis management capacity; (2) making medicines, medical devices and other crisis relevant products, available and affordable and supporting innovation; (3) strengthening health systems and the healthcare workforce, including by investing in public health, for instance through health promotion and disease prevention programmes and improving access to healthcare.
I am glad that the Greens/EFA Group played an active role in successfully amending the final text to include key provisions with regard to prevention, health inequalities, stress tests, health determinants and access to sexual and reproductive health services, as well as the adoption of indicators for harmful alcohol use and environmental pollution.

Program InvestEU (A9-203/2020 - José Manuel Fernandes, Irene Tinagli) EN


It is regretful that the revision of the InvestEU programme to help with the negative consequences of the COVID-19 crisis was not seized as an opportunity to better align InvestEU with the objectives of the Green Deal and the EU’s climate commitments. The Greens/EFA put forward amendments that would improve the text to include better language on climate and gender which ultimately were not supported. Therefore, I could not support the final text of this file that was presented in the plenary session and accordingly voted against it.

Vplyv opatrení súvisiacich s pandémiou COVID-19 na demokraciu, základné práva a právny štát (B9-0343/2020) EN


This resolution takes into account national measures to tackle Covid-19. I, along with my Green/EFA colleagues, voted in favour of this resolution because it stated that national emergency measures should be necessary, proportional and time limited. Freedom of media should be respected and disinformation challenged. Additionally, the resolution also called for the continued right to education as well as protection for vulnerable groups.

Všeobecný rozpočet Európskej únie na rozpočtový rok 2021 – všetky oddiely (A9-0206/2020 - Pierre Larrouturou, Olivier Chastel) EN


I was happy to support the Resolution on the Annual budget 2021.The European Parliament’s reading for the 2021 budget reflects the EP priorities as set out in the its July 2020 resolution concerning the volume and the priorities among them being Climate, Biodiversity and Gender issues. Therefore, the EP reading is certainly the most ambitious, progressive and Climate-friendly ever.

Osobitné opatrenia na mobilizáciu investícií v systémoch zdravotnej starostlivosti členských štátov a v iných odvetviach ich hospodárstiev v reakcii na epidémiu COVID-19 [Investičná iniciatíva v reakcii na koronavírus] EN


People are suffering and consumed with worry. Internationally, containment and isolation measures will have positive results in terms of flattening the curve on the spread of Covid-19, but we must continue with these measures and be prepared for tough times ahead of us.
The actions already underway need to be matched with a mobilisation of investment in healthcare systems throughout the European Union.
Compassion should, of course, be at the heart of all decisions we take. The most vulnerable should be prioritised. We’ve witnessed the suffering of refugees on the Greek borders. Behind closed doors people are suffering too. I am particularly concerned at the plight of asylum seekers and others living in large group residences, where we are hearing of wholly inadequate responses in terms of social distancing and self-isolation.
These are unsettling times and we’re witnessing a new world being born in tragic circumstances, but we must give European citizens hope and confidence in our ability as parliamentarians to act in their best interests with dedication and kindness.