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

Skriftliga förklaringar Carles PUIGDEMONT I CASAMAJÓ

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

Avtal mellan EU och Kina: samarbete kring och skydd av geografiska beteckningar (A9-0199/2020 - Iuliu Winkler) EN

11-11-2020

As a Catalan, I have always defended, I still defend, and I will always defend the inclusion of Catalan geographical indications (GIs) in all free trade agreements (FTAs), trade partnerships, trade associations that the Union promotes with third countries. In fact, I have been making as many amendments as possible on this. But as a Catalan exile, with my two companions also being exiles, and with friends and former members of the Catalan Government in jail as political prisoners, it would not be coherent to vote in favour of any trade opening to third countries that, like the People's Republic of China, keep political prisoners, exiles, is continuously persecuting political dissidents, and has a new authoritarian agenda throughout the globe. When it comes to human rights and trade, I will always put human rights and democracy first. Fair trade conditions cannot be separated from democratic rights. The EU must prioritize agreements with other democracies.

Ansvarsfrihet 2018: EU:s allmänna budget - Europaparlamentet (A9-0021/2020 - Maria Grapini) EN

14-05-2020

As with the report on Parliament’s estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2021, we also abstained in this vote because we do not fully agree with the amounts of money dedicated to political groups, parties and foundations. We also advocate, as we said together with other MEPs in an email sent in March 2020, a reduction of General Expenses Allowances (GEA) and, if they are not used, or not fully deployed, due to sudden events such as the current COVID—19 crisis, GEA should be dedicated to other needs, such as health. We are pleased to see that this resolution advocates again a Single Seat in either Brussels or Strasbourg, and for this we demand that the EP be listened to. Finally, we want to make reminder that this Parliament vetoed Catalan MEPs (myself and Mr Comín) for 7 months, until the ECJ ruled otherwise on Thursday 19 December 2019, and that it is still vetoing Mr Junqueras, a Catalan political prisoner.

Parlamentets beräkning av inkomster och utgifter för budgetåret 2021 (A9-0102/2020 - Olivier Chastel) EN

14-05-2020

We abstained in this vote because we do not fully agree with that big amount of money dedicated to the political groups. We also advocate for a reduction of General Expenses Allowances (GEA) and, if they are not used, or not fully deployed, due to sudden events such as the current Covid-19 crisis, GEA should be dedicated for other needs, such as health. We like to see that the resolution advocates again for the Single Seat in either Brussels or Strasbourg, and for that we demand the EP to be listened to. Finally, we want to remind that this Parliament vetoed Catalan MEPs (myself and Mr Comín) during 7 months, until the ECJ ruled otherwise on Thursday 19 December 2019, and that it is still vetoing Mr Junqueras, a Catalan political prisoner.

Ingående av frihandelsavtalet mellan EU och Vietnam (A9-0003/2020 - Geert Bourgeois) EN

12-02-2020

I have abstained in this vote. This FTA is surely necessary for European companies, especially SMEs, as 99% of tariffs disappear and 169 GIs (12 Catalan) are defended and guaranteed. And it presents a chapter on Trade and Sustainable Development, which is also a legal innovation when it comes to FTAs. Yet Vietnam is a communist one-party authoritarian regime and the EU may end up, not willingly, to increase its resilience even if it does want to change that South-Asian nation.
Therefore, we must keep denouncing that the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has political prisoners and exiles, and so does the EU, sadly. The Union cannot pretend to push for the democratisation and the strict application of the rule of law abroad when it fails to do so in its Member States. Once we put our home in order, we will be able to push for our interests without any fear of being pointed out as hypocrites.

Avtal om investeringsskydd mellan EU och Vietnam (A9-0002/2020 - Geert Bourgeois) EN

12-02-2020

I abstained. In terms of investment protection, EU-Vietnam bilateral standards are established, the Vietnamese Government or officials will not be able to conduct discriminated harassment or expropriation of EU companies, whose safety, on the contrary, will have to be guaranteed by the Vietnamese Government. Also, a dispute settlement court mechanism will be set up in order to guarantee proper transparency and accountability in the upcoming trade relations between the Union and Vietnam. Yet the EU must do more in order to prevent Vietnam’s communist regime from attempting to disregard human rights by pushing for real implementation of International Labour Organisation Conventions and an end to political repression. We have to be aware, though, that as long as the EU has political prisoners and exiles of its own, its demands may fall on deaf ears.

En EU-strategi för ett slut på kvinnlig könsstympning runtom i världen (B9-0090/2020, B9-0092/2020) EN

12-02-2020

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.

Föreslaget mandat för förhandlingar om ett nytt partnerskap med Förenade konungariket Storbritannien och Nordirland (B9-0098/2020) EN

12-02-2020

. ‒ We support this motion because we also look forward to the best possible partnership 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 business 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.

Den olagliga handeln med sällskapsdjur i EU (B9-0088/2020) EN

12-02-2020

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.

Prövning av behörighet (A9-0015/2020 - Lucy Nethsingha) EN

30-01-2020

. ‒ 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).

Lönegap mellan kvinnor och män (B9-0069/2020, B9-0073/2020, B9-0083/2020, B9-0084/2020) EN

30-01-2020

. ‒ We support this initiative because, as many others, we are also in favour of reaching 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.

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