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Activities of Carlos ZORRINHO related to 2018/2119(INI)

Shadow opinions (1)

OPINION on the European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2019
2016/11/22
Committee: ENVI
Dossiers: 2018/2119(INI)
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Amendments (12)

Amendment 3 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Emphasises that social as well as climate and environmental policy should play a full role in the European Semester process in addition to the economic dimensions; calls for the inclusion of indicators oriented towards measuring sustainability and well-being;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 5 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1 b. Calls on the Commission to include the objective to achieve a climate neutral economy in the European Semester; recalls Europe’s commitment to achieving a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through a socially fair transition in a cost-efficient manner;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 6 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 c (new)
1 c. Highlights that the decarbonisation of the EU’s economy will stimulate significant additional investment; recalls that today around 2% of the EU’s GDP is invested in our energy system and related infrastructure; notes that this would have to increase to 2.8% in order to achieve a net-zero greenhouse gas economy, which requires considerable additional investments compared to the baseline;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 7 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 d (new)
1 d. Recalls the need to align the EU’s financing commitments with the Paris climate goals, including assessing that investments support or are compatible with climate objectives, ramping up climate finance, and mainstreaming climate reporting on financial flows;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 8 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 e (new)
1 e. Underlines the need to integrate the climate and energy goals set by Member States under the framework of the Energy Union Governance regulation into the European Semester;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 12 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Considers it important to use the European Semester to accelerate the transition towards a circular, net-zero emission, energy efficient and renewable- energy based economy, contributing to sustainable development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 13 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Considers the European Semester an essential tool without which the EU biodiversity targets, and the relative socio- economic benefits, will not be reached;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 17 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Welcomes the European Semester recognition that Member States should pay particular attention to the adaptability of the workforce, to ensure they have the right skills that match technological progress; stresses in this context the need to adopt a just transition approach, ensuring inclusion and participation of all those affected, and supporting the workforce and the creation of decent work and quality jobs;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 21 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Stresses that effective investment in healthcare, including health research and disease prevention, is essential for providing citizens with equal access to high quality healthcare services; Underlines the importance of the sustainability of the healthcare sector;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 23 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Calls on the Commission to give a territorial dimension to the European semester at both analytic and operational level; considers, furthermore, that in order to ensure the effective management of structural policies, regional and local authorities must be involved in drawing up and taking decisions on these policies through a top-down mixed planning process and vice versa;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 24 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6 a. Calls for a structured involvement of civil society and environmental organisations within the European Semester process, and for greater involvement of environment ministers within the European Semester process at Council level.
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 26 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6 b. Stresses the need to strengthen the European common response capacity to disasters such as drought in southern European countries, catastrophic floods, forest fires and earthquakes; stresses the need to encourage greater cooperation on the advanced planning of European disaster-response operations by, among other measures, mapping Member States’ assets, drawing up contingency plans and improving risk-management planning.;
2019/01/10
Committee: ENVI