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Activities of Malin BJÖRK related to 2015/2132(BUD)

Plenary speeches (1)

General budget of the European Union for 2016 - all sections (A8-0298/2015 - José Manuel Fernandes, Gérard Deprez) SV
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2015/2132(BUD)

Shadow opinions (1)

OPINION on General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016 - all sections
2016/11/22
Committee: FEMM
Dossiers: 2015/2132(BUD)
Documents: PDF(123 KB) DOC(177 KB)

Amendments (16)

Amendment 2 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Calls for the adoption of 'gender budgeting' in both European and national strategies for more effective promotion of gender equality; highlights the need to earmark increased funding for the fight against all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls;
2015/08/27
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 4 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Emphasises the need for solidarity, respect of fundamental rights, justice, and humanitarian asylum and migration policies within the Union; deeply regrets that the Commission and the Council keep increasing its budget for surveillance and repressive 'security' measures, as well as imposing budget cuts on welfare and public services, a development that have had a detrimental impact on the fundamental rights of women, men and children living in the Union.
2015/08/26
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 4 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Emphasises that in order to boost jobs, sustainable growth and investment, which is a key priority of the 2016 draft budget, investments in care infrastructures are essential, special attention also has to be paid to the empowerment of women in the public sector, business, science, education and labour markets in order to make greater use of the existing human capital, while achieving equality between women and men; repeats its call to use the European Structural and Investment Funds to achieve this objective;
2015/08/27
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 6 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls for resources to be allocated from Union funds to promote women´s rights and gender equality through education, health services, notably sexual and reproductive health and rights services, girls empowerment, and women's political representation;
2015/08/27
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 8 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Calls for increased measures aimed directly at disadvantaged groups of women, investing in high-quality public services and, specifically, guaranteeing adequate provision of high-quality services for childcare, elderly care and care of other dependent persons, and calls for genuine budgetary transparency in respect of the funds (ESF, PROGRESS, DAPHNE) allocated to gender equality policies;
2015/08/27
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 9 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. Deplores the failure of the austerity policies imposed on several Member States, and in particular its negative impact on women and gender equality; calls for EU investments and budgetary priorities to focus on counteracting these impacts, through investments in public care services, investments in education and health, as well as through a coherent use of gender budgeting;
2015/08/27
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 10 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 c (new)
6c. Calls for increased EU funding to support reception facilities for asylum seekers in different Member States, and in particular efforts to ensure the safety and equal treatment of the increasing numbers of women asylum seekers;
2015/08/27
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 11 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Considers that the current refugee crisis shows the need to create significant budgetary room and readiness in the 2016 budget, enabling more swift and substantial support to Member States where most arrivals take place as well as support to Member States as regards their reception and integration of refugees.
2015/08/26
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 11 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 d (new)
6d. Urges that the provision of humanitarian aid by the EU and the Member States should not be subject to restrictions imposed by other partner donors regarding necessary medical treatment, including access to safe abortion for women and girls who are victims of rape in armed conflicts, and should instead follow international humanitarian law;
2015/08/27
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 13 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Considers that the relevant JHA agenciesEASO and FRA should not be subject to reduction or redeployment of staff; believes that EASO requires additional staff to fulfil its increasing obligations particularly with regard to the urgent relocation mechanisms, respect for fundamental rights, and in making sure that asylum and reception procedures in the Member States are in full compliance with international law;
2015/08/26
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 17 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Welcomes the proposed increase for Frontex as it allows for the extension of the Triton and Poseidon operations; proposes the creation of a separate budget line for those Frontex joint operations to increase their transparency;deleted
2015/08/26
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 20 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Believes that a coherent European response to Search and Rescue operations in the Mediterranean must be independent from border management and control missions, and designed as a stand-alone mission; proposes therefore a new budget line for an EU Search and Rescue Fund to reinforce and support Member States search and rescue operations.
2015/08/26
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 21 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Stresses that the budgetary impact of the measures presented as part of the European Agenda on Security, in particular with regard to Europol and its related tasks in the fields of anti-terrorism, organised crime and cybercrime, should be further explained and detailed by the Commission; underlines the need to ensure an appropriate budget and level of staffing for Europol for 2016, to allow it to effectively fulfil its tasks.
2015/08/26
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 25 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Regrets that the European Agenda on Security, rather than taking a broader perspective on prevention and human security, instead focuses almost exclusively on repressive measures; therefore opposes the increased resources allocated to the tasks and measures presented herein.
2015/08/26
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 28 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. Emphasises the need to increase the budget for anti-discrimination and equality policies; calls for specific funding to be allocated to tackle growing antisemitism, islamophobia, afrophobia and antiromism in Member States; calls in particular for the Union to support projects aiming at empowerment of women and girls from the communities concerned.
2015/08/26
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 29 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 c (new)
6c. Deplores the increase of the budget of Europol, EU-LISA, SIS II and VIS given the serious concerns regards the compliance with Union law on personal data protection and privacy;
2015/08/26
Committee: LIBE