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Carmen AVRAM Carmen AVRAM
Carmen AVRAM

Skupina naprednega zavezništva socialistov in demokratov v Evropskem parlamentu


Romunija - Partidul Social Democrat (Romunija)

Datum rojstva : , Viseu de Sus

Pisne obrazložitve glasovanja Carmen AVRAM

Poslanci lahko na plenarnem zasedanju predložijo pisno obrazložitev svojega glasovanja. Člen 194

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


I support this proposal.
The InvestEU Programme will provide crucial support to companies in the recovery phase and will at the same time, and in line with its original goals, ensure a strong focus of investors on the Union’s medium- and long-term policy priorities such as the European Green Deal, the European Green Deal Investment Plan and the Strategy on shaping Europe’s digital future
My group, the S&D has fought for a more social and environmental dimension of the program. These elements are now central to the program as well as gender equality, culture and tourism.
My group also tabled an amendment to state that actions under the InvestEU Programme are expected to contribute at least 40% of the overall financial envelope of the InvestEU Programme to climate objectives. The initial Commission proposal was 25%. I believe this is a step forward.

Sporazum o partnerstvu o trajnostnem ribištvu med EU in Sejšeli in njegovo izvajanje. Protokol (2020–2026)(resolucija) (A9-0184/2020 - Caroline Roose) EN


Given the fact that the evaluation study recommended a new agreement with the Republic of Seychelles and that this fisheries agreement is the most financially significant EU tuna agreement.
Let us not forget that this Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement with the Republic of Seychelles is one of only two active agreements in the region (along with that with Mauritius), after the expiry of the protocols with Mozambique and Madagascar, and the denunciation of the agreement with the Comoros.
Therefore, I support this file in the plenary.

Uvedba izjemnih trgovinskih ukrepov za države in ozemlja, ki sodelujejo ali so povezana s stabilizacijsko-pridružitvenim procesom Evropske unije (A9-0175/2020 - Emmanuel Maurel) EN


I welcome this vote. The Western Balkans are an EU priority and the EU has a special responsibility in assisting Balkan countries in the region.
It should be noted that the EU is by far the leading trade partner with over 72% of the Western Balkans’ (i.e. Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia) total trade, way ahead other competitors economically and politically involved in the region, like China, Russia or Turkey. Trade between EU and Western Balkans countries has grown by nearly 130% over the past 10 years. In 2019, it amounted to EUR 55 billion.
The Stabilisation and Association Agreements with each of the Western Balkan partners are an instruments that provide for the economic development and political stabilisation of the countries in the region, and still constitute one of the core mechanisms for alignment to the EU acquis and progressive integration into the EU market.
The Agreements foresee the elimination of duties and non-tariff restrictions on bilateral trade. Granting these tariffs preferences through this Regulation provide valuable support to the economy and business of the region, and therefore remain a useful tool of the EU’s support toward the Western Balkans’ economic integration. It is for me question of European solidarity

Sporazum o partnerstvu v ribiškem sektorju med EU in Senegalom: izvajanje Sporazuma. Protokol (A9-0180/2020 - Izaskun Bilbao Barandica) EN


I support this Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) between the Republic of Senegal and the European Union, as it is mutually beneficial for both sides. On the one hand, the European Union can have access to additional stocks, and on the other, the Republic of Senegal can use the EU contribution to develop its sector.
I am aware of the fishing license, which has been issued by the Senegal’s fisheries ministry to a Chinese industrial fleet involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing activity right after the vote in the PECH Committee took place. However, the answer from the European Commission is satisfying in order not to put an end to this SFPA important to both parts.
It is also important that this protocol limits the access of the Union’s vessels to high seas, meaning they won’t affect the fishing activity of the small scale Senegalese vessels. Let us not forget the fact that fish is a primary source of animal protein in this country.
Taking all the above mentioned reasons into consideration, I support this SFPA in the plenary.

Boljše sodelovanje med javnimi zavodi za zaposlovanje (JZZ) (A9-0128/2020 - Manuel Pizarro) EN


Public Employment Services (PES) are the main agencies executing employment policies facilitating labour market integration of jobseekers. They role is even more important today given this economic crisis and the consequence of this pandemic in the labour markets.
This proposal aims at continuing to reinforce PES capacity, effectiveness and efficiency;
The cooperation is essential among Member States and the network of Public Employment Services should continue, intensify and strengthen its systematic and structural cooperation with other relevant labour market stakeholders, including in particular Union Agencies in the area of employment, social policy, gender equality, education and training as well as the social partners, service providers in the fields of employment and social affairs, organizations representing vulnerable groups, and local and regional authorities to promote synergies, exchange of best practices among Member States.
For these reasons I supported this report.

Skupna kmetijska politika – podpora za strateške načrte, ki jih pripravijo države članice in se financirajo iz EKJS in EKSRP (A8-0200/2019 - Peter Jahr) EN


The largest of the three Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) files, the “Strategic Plans” Regulation lays the foundation for the future reform and it is crucial to be adopted in the plenary.
The divergent views of the political groups made it very difficult to have solid compromises. However, SD reached a deal on crucial aspects such as: eco-schemes, investments devoted to climate and environmental practices from the second pillar and Good Agricultural and Environmental Conditions. I support all compromises and I believe they help the CAP get closer to the Green Deal objectives.
SD achieved remarkable results advocating a new social conditionality - which I strongly support - an issue which came once again into focus during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For my country, I will also support amendments on external convergence and transitional national aid as they help close an uncompetitive gap between EU farmers.
On the capping amendments, as long as Article 15 was not re-opened for discussions at the beginning of this legislature, I consider them against any democratic principle to be obliged to vote on this issue, since it has never been discussed in this legislature at all and I will consequently support the COMAGRI 2019 compromise.

Skupna kmetijska politika: financiranje, upravljanje in spremljanje (A8-0199/2019 - Ulrike Müller) EN


The Horizontal Regulation, one of the three Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) files, safeguards the commonality of this policy.
The New Delivery Model proposed by the European Commission distances from the old approach - one size fits all - and looks up to performance based reform. While Member States are allowed to tailor the strategies which best fit their agricultural reality and needs, the Horizontal Regulation, through its system of checks-and-balances, holds Member States responsible for the successful implementation of the Strategic Plans.
One of the SD achievements in this file was the introduction of the new social conditionality - no room anymore for abusive working conditions in the sector.
However, the compromises the SD agreed upon with other political groups, which I strongly support, links eligibility with conformity, through annual reports, biennial performance reviews, on the spot checks and, if necessary, financial corrections for those Member States falling behind the expectations.
I support all the compromises and I believe this is more than just a CAP file, it is a firm call for the Member States to assume their responsibility for the new years to come.

Krčenje gozdov (A9-0179/2020 - Delara Burkhardt) EN


As a shadow rapporteur for the EU Forest Strategy, which has been adopted in the plenary in the first October session, I know how important is to coordinate globally our fight against illegal logging. And this resolution sends this message when it comes to the world's forests as well. One major achievement is that the text recalls the due diligence criteria's of the EU timber Regulation.
The text repeats its demand that imports of timber and timber products should be more thoroughly checked at Union borders to ensure that imported products do indeed comply with the criteria for entry into the Union. The resolution calls on a timely and effective implementation of the Union customs Code UCC and reinforced capacities of national customs authorities to ensure better harmonization and implementation of the UCC.

Akt o digitalnih storitvah: izboljšanje delovanja enotnega trga (A9-0181/2020 - Alex Agius Saliba) EN


I supported this report and I welcome the Commission proposal for a Digital Services Act (DSA) and for ex-ante rules on operators with a gatekeeper role.
The list of DOs and DON'Ts will give legal certainty and clearly say what digital players can no longer do such as self preferencing its services over competitors or misusing users personal data without their consent.
The dominant digital platforms continued to make billions during these lockdowns and we should make sure fair competition and non discrimination is respected in the EU single market.

Okvir za etične vidike umetne inteligence, robotike in sorodne tehnologije (A9-0186/2020 - Ibán García Del Blanco) EN


I supported this resolution which tries to set the European Parliament's vision of how the EU can best regulate Artificial Intelligence (AI). We are aware that this tool will play a growing role in our future and citizens daily lives. Many sector will become more efficient thanks to artificial intelligence - from the agricultural sector to the medical one.
However, AI also implies an ethical and privacy dimension that regulators have the obligation to look at. Facial recognition technology is one of the area were concerns are greater. But there are also aspects linked to AI liability. Who is responsible in case of a problem?
If the EU wants to become a leader in AI, it needs to find the right balances and this is what this resolution tries to do.