Josianne CUTAJAR Josianne CUTAJAR
Josianne CUTAJAR

Gruppen Progressiva förbundet av Socialdemokrater i Europaparlamentet

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Malta - Partit Laburista (Malta)

Född : , Victoria

Skriftliga förklaringar Josianne CUTAJAR

Ledamöterna kan lämna in skriftliga förklaringar till hur de röstat i plenum. Artikel 194

Slutsatserna från Europeiska rådets extra möte den 17-21 juli 2020 (B9-0229/2020) EN

23-07-2020

. – I voted in favour of the resolution as I believe that, after a historical agreement such as the one reached in the European Council, it is crucial that the European Parliament and Member States collaborate not only to accelerate the recovery after COVID-19, but also to make it effective. While I believe that the taxation policy should be kept under the direct responsibility of Member States, I deem that the European Parliament – which forms the budgetary authority of the Union along with the Council – ought to carry on with its important priorities on research, innovation, health and digitalisation, which are future-looking investment areas that deserve more attention and funding in the next MFF.

Riktlinjer för medlemsstaternas sysselsättningspolitik (A9-0124/2020 - José Gusmão) EN

10-07-2020

I voted in favour of the Report on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States as I believe that their update is beneficial to better cope with the economic crisis due to COVID19 as well as the environmental and digital transitions, which will be successful only if they do not leave anybody behind. While Member States have a relevant role in ensuring social cohesion, it is important to coordinate the implementation of employment policies, according to the national specificities. I also note the promotion of flexible working arrangements for a more accessible, worker-oriented labour market.

En övergripande EU-strategi för energilagring (A9-0130/2020 - Claudia Gamon) EN

10-07-2020

I voted in favour of the report by the ITRE committee on Energy Storage. As Europe modernizes its electricity and gas networks, gradually feeding in the grid new sources of energy, it will be paramount to develop resilient energy storage infrastructure through a technology neutral approach in order to guarantee security of supply. I am pleased to note that the report takes into consideration the specificities of different regions, in particular islands, calling for a reliable and cost-efficient energy transition while also mentioning the importance of energy storage in combatting energy poverty.

Översyn av riktlinjerna för transeuropeiska energiinfrastrukturer (B9-0122/2020) EN

10-07-2020

I voted in favour of the resolution on the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E). With the objective of bringing Europe closer together, the TEN-E regulation plays a key role in laying down rules supporting the development of energy grids and provides guidelines for the selection of project of common interests (PCIs). It is essential that a revision of such regulations allow for the upgrading of our energy networks, focusing on digitalization and the integration of new technologies in the old electricity and gas grids. Updating the TEN-E will be key in achieving the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality objectives, while taking into account the five dimensions of the Energy Union, in particular affordability and security of supply, to make sure that no one is left behind.

En övergripande EU-politik för förebyggande av penningtvätt och finansiering av terrorism – kommissionens handlingsplan och annan utveckling på senare tid (B9-0207/2020) EN

10-07-2020

I fully support many of the measures proposed in this resolution and believe they would serve to give renewed impetus to ongoing efforts to eliminate money laundering and terrorism financing, much of which happens across borders.
At a time when governments are struggling to mount full-scale recovery programmes in the wake of the corona virus pandemic, the war must be sharpened against the criminals who siphon off funds that rightly belong to the community as a whole.
However I have had to abstain on this resolution on two counts.
First, it contains proposals that directly or by implication, fail to fully satisfy the balance that should be maintained between what devolves on central EU institutions and on national – in parts sovereign – competences. When such balance is not maintained, EU programmes are likely to fail.
Secondly, it seems to endorse a perspective on my country Malta that to a large extent reflects a one-sided partisan and distorted assessment of the political, economic and professional situation there. The time has come to ensure that our resolutions in this House are no longer guided by not-so-hidden agendas that end up obscuring the aims which we seek to achieve.

EU:s folkhälsostrategi efter covid-19 (RC-B9-0216/2020) EN

10-07-2020

I voted in favour of this resolution as I strongly believe it is in the interest of European citizens to ensure member states are resilient enough for any future health crisis. Striving towards a health union is key to make sure collaboration is induced so that no region is left behind in any progress made in healthcare and access to medicine. Establishing basic standards expected from any healthcare system in Europe is necessary for Europe must guarantee the very essential elements to human decency. A comprehensive public health strategy is intrinsically linked to an industrial strategy for Europe that seeks self-sufficiency especially in the production of essential medical devices and medicine.

Europeiska investeringsbankens finansiella verksamhet – årsrapport 2019 (A9-0081/2020 - David Cormand) EN

09-07-2020

I supported the Annual Report on the financial activities of the European Investment Bank as this institution has a key role in ensuring that investment is funnelled towards projects aiming at enhancing the economic, social and territorial cohesion of our Union. The challenges of the economic crisis and the fight against climate change urge ambitious actions to mitigate the social impact: the European Investment Bank can give its valuable contribution, also through the involvement of local communities.

Särskilda regler för utstationering av förare inom vägtransportsektorn och tillsynskrav (A9-0114/2020 - Kateřina Konečná) EN

08-07-2020

I support the upgrading and modernisation of the European mobility sector.
Decent conditions for workers must be a priority in a Union that prides itself for its respect of fundamental rights. For this reason, precarious employment should be addressed relentlessly by means of inclusive dialogue and legislation.
Abusive practices in the mobility sector have indeed become common practice, undermining the efforts of achieving a level playing field for all European operators. These practices go against the fundamental principles of the Single Market.
As much as I can agree with the positive elements of the Mobility Package, I cannot support it. I decided to join the likeminded member states in opposing the package as notwithstanding the aims, the means do not create the level playing field sought. The one size fits all approach adopted by these reports directly impinges on the activities of operators hailing from island states, with dire consequences on their import dependent economies. The disruption of traditional import logistics can have national security implications. Nowhere this is truer than in my country. It is in light of these considerations that I could not support this vote.

Daglig körtid och körtid per vecka, minimigränser för raster, dygns- och veckovila samt positionsbestämning med hjälp av färdskrivare (A9-0115/2020 - Henna Virkkunen) EN

08-07-2020

I support the upgrading and modernisation of the European mobility sector.
Decent conditions for workers must be a priority in a Union that prides itself for its respect of fundamental rights. For this reason, precarious employment should be addressed relentlessly by means of inclusive dialogue and legislation.
Abusive practices in the mobility sector have indeed become common practice, undermining the efforts of achieving a level playing field for all European operators. These practices go against the fundamental principles of the Single Market.
As much as I can agree with the positive elements of the Mobility Package, I cannot support it. I decided to join the likeminded member states in opposing the package as notwithstanding the aims, the means do not create the level playing field sought. The one size fits all approach adopted by these reports directly impinges on the activities of operators hailing from island states, with dire consequences on their import dependent economies. The disruption of traditional import logistics can have national security implications. Nowhere this is truer than in my country. It is in light of these considerations that I could not support this vote.

Anpassning till utvecklingen inom vägtransportsektorn (A9-0116/2020 - Ismail Ertug) EN

08-07-2020

I support the upgrading and modernisation of the European mobility sector.
Decent conditions for workers must be a priority in a Union that prides itself for its respect of fundamental rights. For this reason, precarious employment should be addressed relentlessly by means of inclusive dialogue and legislation.
Abusive practices in the mobility sector have indeed become common practice, undermining the efforts of achieving a level playing field for all European operators. These practices go against the fundamental principles of the Single Market.
As much as I can agree with the positive elements of the Mobility Package, I cannot support it. I decided to join the likeminded member states in opposing the package as notwithstanding the aims, the means do not create the level playing field sought. The one size fits all approach adopted by these reports directly impinges on the activities of operators hailing from island states, with dire consequences on their import dependent economies. The disruption of traditional import logistics can have national security implications. Nowhere this is truer than in my country. It is in light of these considerations that I could not support this vote.

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