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Activities of Abir AL-SAHLANI

Plenary speeches (17)

Situation in Turkey, notably the removal of elected mayors
2019/09/19
Dossiers: 2019/2821(RSP)
The situation in Iraq, in particular the violent suppression of young people’s and students' protests (debate)
2019/10/23
Situation in the broader Middle East region, including the crisis in Iran, Iraq and Lebanon (debate)
2019/11/27
EU disability strategy post 2020 (debate)
2019/12/17
Eritrea, the case of Dawit Isaak
2020/10/08
Dossiers: 2020/2813(RSP)
Action Plan for the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, in preparation of the Social Summit in Porto in May (debate)
2021/03/10
New avenues for legal labour migration (debate)
2021/05/19
Dossiers: 2020/2010(INI)
Sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU, in the frame of women’s health (debate)
2021/06/23
Dossiers: 2020/2215(INI)
Breaches of EU law and of the rights of LGBTIQ citizens in Hungary as a result of the adopted legal changes in the Hungarian Parliament - The outcome of 22 June hearings under Article 7(1) of the TEU regarding Poland and Hungary (continuation of debate)
2021/07/07
Dossiers: 2021/2780(RSP)
Situation in Afghanistan (debate)
2021/09/14
Dossiers: 2021/2877(RSP)
The protection of persons with disabilities through petitions: lessons learnt (debate)
2021/10/04
Dossiers: 2020/2209(INI)
Humanitarian situation in Tigray (debate)
2021/10/05
Dossiers: 2021/2902(RSP)
The state law relating to abortion in Texas, USA
2021/10/07
The Rule of law crisis in Poland and the primacy of EU law (debate)
2021/10/19
2019 Discharge: European Border and Coast Guard Agency (debate)
2021/10/21
Dossiers: 2020/2167(DEC)
Legal migration policy and law (debate)
2021/11/23
Dossiers: 2020/2255(INL)
The International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women and the State of play on the ratification of the Istanbul Convention (continuation of debate)
2021/11/25

Reports (1)

REPORT with recommendations to the Commission on legal migration policy and law
2021/11/05
Committee: LIBE
Dossiers: 2020/2255(INL)
Documents: PDF(240 KB) DOC(92 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Abir AL-SAHLANI', 'mepid': 197400}]

Shadow opinions (3)

OPINION on the report on the implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies: Combating negative attitudes towards people with Romani background in Europe
2020/07/09
Committee: FEMM
Dossiers: 2020/2011(INI)
Documents: PDF(135 KB) DOC(51 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Lívia JÁRÓKA', 'mepid': 28141}]
OPINION on strengthening the single market: the future of free movement of services
2020/10/02
Committee: EMPL
Dossiers: 2020/2020(INI)
Documents: PDF(160 KB) DOC(76 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Marc BOTENGA', 'mepid': 187917}]
OPINION on the report on the effects of climate change on human rights and the role of environmental defenders on this matter
2020/12/02
Committee: LIBE
Dossiers: 2020/2134(INI)
Documents: PDF(162 KB) DOC(77 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Lena DÜPONT', 'mepid': 99945}]

Institutional motions (45)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Iran, notably the situation of women's rights defenders and imprisoned EU dual nationals
2019/09/16
Dossiers: 2019/2823(RSP)
Documents: PDF(159 KB) DOC(52 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Myanmar, notably the situation of the Rohingya
2019/09/16
Dossiers: 2019/2822(RSP)
Documents: PDF(148 KB) DOC(53 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Turkey, notably the removal of elected mayors
2019/09/16
Dossiers: 2019/2821(RSP)
Documents: PDF(178 KB) DOC(52 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Iran, notably the situation of women’s rights defenders and imprisoned EU dual nationals
2019/09/18
Dossiers: 2019/2823(RSP)
Documents: PDF(158 KB) DOC(55 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Myanmar, notably the situation of the Rohingya
2019/09/18
Dossiers: 2019/2822(RSP)
Documents: PDF(156 KB) DOC(55 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on situation in Turkey, notably the removal of elected mayors
2019/09/18
Dossiers: 2019/2821(RSP)
Documents: PDF(159 KB) DOC(53 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the criminalisation of sexual education in Poland
2019/11/06
Dossiers: 2019/2891(RSP)
Documents: PDF(162 KB) DOC(53 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on children’s rights on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
2019/11/20
Dossiers: 2019/2876(RSP)
Documents: PDF(205 KB) DOC(64 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the EU’s accession to the Istanbul Convention and other measures to combat gender-based violence
2019/11/25
Dossiers: 2019/2855(RSP)
Documents: PDF(163 KB) DOC(55 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Haiti
2019/11/25
Dossiers: 2019/2928(RSP)
Documents: PDF(155 KB) DOC(50 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Cuba, the case of José Daniel Ferrer
2019/11/25
Dossiers: 2019/2929(RSP)
Documents: PDF(151 KB) DOC(49 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation of freedoms in Algeria
2019/11/25
Dossiers: 2019/2927(RSP)
Documents: PDF(141 KB) DOC(46 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Bolivia
2019/11/25
Dossiers: 2019/2896(RSP)
Documents: PDF(148 KB) DOC(48 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on recent actions by the Russian Federation against Lithuanian judges, prosecutors and investigators involved in investigating the tragic events of 13 January 1991 in Vilnius
2019/11/25
Dossiers: 2019/2938(RSP)
Documents: PDF(141 KB) DOC(45 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Bolivia
2019/11/26
Dossiers: 2019/2896(RSP)
Documents: PDF(155 KB) DOC(50 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on recent actions by the Russian Federation against Lithuanian judges, prosecutors and investigators involved in investigating the tragic events of 13 January 1991 in Vilnius
2019/11/26
Dossiers: 2019/2938(RSP)
Documents: PDF(160 KB) DOC(51 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Haiti
2019/11/27
Dossiers: 2019/2928(RSP)
Documents: PDF(161 KB) DOC(53 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Cuba, the case of José Daniel Ferrer
2019/11/27
Dossiers: 2019/2929(RSP)
Documents: PDF(154 KB) DOC(52 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation of freedoms in Algeria
2019/11/27
Dossiers: 2019/2927(RSP)
Documents: PDF(175 KB) DOC(55 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on public discrimination and hate speech against LGBTI people, including LGBTI free zones
2019/12/10
Dossiers: 2019/2933(RSP)
Documents: PDF(172 KB) DOC(56 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on violations of human rights including religious freedoms in Burkina Faso
2019/12/16
Dossiers: 2019/2980(RSP)
Documents: PDF(149 KB) DOC(48 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the Russian "Foreign Agents" Law
2019/12/16
Dossiers: 2019/2982(RSP)
Documents: PDF(179 KB) DOC(47 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation of human rights and democracy in Nicaragua
2019/12/16
Dossiers: 2019/2978(RSP)
Documents: PDF(148 KB) DOC(48 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation of the Uyghurs in China (China Cables)
2019/12/16
Dossiers: 2019/2945(RSP)
Documents: PDF(146 KB) DOC(47 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the rule of law in Malta following the recent revelations surrounding the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia
2019/12/16
Dossiers: 2019/2954(RSP)
Documents: PDF(191 KB) DOC(58 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation of human rights and democracy in Nicaragua
2019/12/17
Dossiers: 2019/2978(RSP)
Documents: PDF(153 KB) DOC(52 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation of the Uyghurs in China (China Cables)
2019/12/17
Dossiers: 2019/2945(RSP)
Documents: PDF(164 KB) DOC(55 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on violations of human rights including religious freedoms in Burkina Faso
2019/12/18
Dossiers: 2019/2980(RSP)
Documents: PDF(191 KB) DOC(57 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the Russian ‘foreign agents’ law
2019/12/18
Dossiers: 2019/2982(RSP)
Documents: PDF(158 KB) DOC(50 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on European protection of cross-border and seasonal workers in the context of the COVID-19 crisis
2020/06/10
Dossiers: 2020/2664(RSP)
Documents: PDF(196 KB) DOC(59 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the PRC national security law for Hong Kong and the need for the EU to defend Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy
2020/06/10
Dossiers: 2020/2665(RSP)
Documents: PDF(146 KB) DOC(49 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the PRC national security law for Hong Kong and the need for the EU to defend Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy
2020/06/15
Dossiers: 2020/2665(RSP)
Documents: PDF(171 KB) DOC(57 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the humanitarian situation in Venezuela and the migration and refugee crisis
2020/07/07
Dossiers: 2019/2952(RSP)
Documents: PDF(183 KB) DOC(52 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Eritrea, the case of Dawit Isaak
2020/10/05
Dossiers: 2020/2813(RSP)
Documents: PDF(143 KB) DOC(45 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Eritrea, notably the case of Dawit Isaak
2020/10/07
Dossiers: 2020/2813(RSP)
Documents: PDF(176 KB) DOC(54 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the de facto ban on the right to abortion in Poland
2020/11/20
Dossiers: 2020/2876(RSP)
Documents: PDF(181 KB) DOC(59 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the crackdown on the democratic opposition in Hong Kong
2021/01/18
Dossiers: 2021/2505(RSP)
Documents: PDF(167 KB) DOC(47 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the crackdown on the democratic opposition in Hong Kong
2021/01/20
Dossiers: 2021/2505(RSP)
Documents: PDF(168 KB) DOC(56 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Chinese countersanctions on EU entities and MEPs and MPs
2021/05/12
Dossiers: 2021/2644(RSP)
Documents: PDF(146 KB) DOC(47 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the case of Ahmadreza Djalali in Iran
2021/07/07
Dossiers: 2021/2785(RSP)
Documents: PDF(159 KB) DOC(51 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION The state law relating to abortion in Texas, USA
2021/10/04
Dossiers: 2021/2910(RSP)
Documents: PDF(168 KB) DOC(49 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the humanitarian situation in Tigray
2021/10/04
Dossiers: 2021/2902(RSP)
Documents: PDF(156 KB) DOC(53 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the state law relating to abortion in Texas, USA
2021/10/06
Dossiers: 2021/2910(RSP)
Documents: PDF(257 KB) DOC(59 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the humanitarian situation in Tigray
2021/10/06
Dossiers: 2021/2902(RSP)
Documents: PDF(173 KB) DOC(58 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the first anniversary of the de facto abortion ban in Poland
2021/11/03
Dossiers: 2021/2925(RSP)
Documents: PDF(195 KB) DOC(61 KB)

Oral questions (2)

State of play of Council negotiations on the Regulation on the protection of the Union’s budget in case of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in the Member States
2020/03/06
Documents: PDF(52 KB) DOC(11 KB)
State of play of the Council negotiations on the regulation on the protection of the Union’s budget in case of generalised deficiencies as regards the rule of law in the Member States.
2020/07/07
Documents: PDF(52 KB) DOC(11 KB)

Written explanations (87)

Objection pursuant to Rule 112: Active substances, including flumioxazine (B9-0103/2019)

Jag valde att rösta emot denna invändning, eftersom kommissionens genomförandeakt följer de vetenskapliga rekommendationerna från vår myndighet för livsmedelssäkerhet, Efsa. Invändningen var också emot det förfarande som innefattar en förlängd godkännandeprocess om det saknas information, men som är fullt laglig enligt artikel 17 i förordning (EG) nr 1107/2009. Jag anser att vi ska följa den lag som samtliga institutioner antagit och inte tolka lagen godtyckligt baserat på en politisk agenda. Därför valde jag att rösta emot denna invändning.
2019/10/10
Objection pursuant to Rule 112: Active substances, including chlorotoluron (B9-0104/2019)

Jag valde att rösta emot denna invändning, eftersom kommissionens genomförandeakt följer de vetenskapliga rekommendationerna från vår myndighet för livsmedelssäkerhet, Efsa. Invändningen var också emot det förfarande som innefattar en förlängd godkännandeprocess om det saknas information, men som är fullt laglig enligt artikel 17 i förordning (EG) nr 1107/2009. Jag anser att vi ska följa den lag som samtliga institutioner antagit och inte tolka lagen godtyckligt baserat på en politisk agenda. Därför valde jag att rösta emot denna invändning.
2019/10/10
Objection pursuant to Rule 112: Genetically modified maize MZHG0JG (SYN-ØØØJG-2) (B9-0107/2019)

Jag valde att rösta emot denna invändning, eftersom kommissionens genomförandeakt följer de vetenskapliga rekommendationerna från vår myndighet för livsmedelssäkerhet, Efsa. Invändningen motsätter sig godkännandet av denna genomförandeakt, eftersom man oroar sig för att produkten blivit immun mot växtskyddsmedlet glyfosat. Dock säger den vetenskapliga analysen att gränsvärdena för restprodukter av växtskyddsmedel ligger inom ramarna för vad som är säkert för konsumtion. Därtill reglerar inte EU-lagstiftning hur tredjeländer använder växtskyddsmedel, så länge gränsvärdena är säkra för mänsklig konsumtion. Därför valde jag att rösta emot.
2019/10/10
Objection pursuant to Rule 112: Genetically modified soybean A2704-12 (ACS-GMØØ5-3) (B9-0105/2019)

Jag valde att rösta emot denna invändning, eftersom kommissionens genomförandeakt följer de vetenskapliga rekommendationerna från vår myndighet för livsmedelssäkerhet, Efsa. Invändningen motsätter sig godkännandet av denna genomförandeakt, eftersom man oroar sig för att produkten blivit immun mot växtskyddsmedlet glyfosat. Dock säger den vetenskapliga analysen att gränsvärdena för restprodukter av växtskyddsmedel ligger inom ramarna för vad som är säkert för konsumtion. Därtill reglerar inte EU-lagstiftning hur tredjeländer använder växtskyddsmedel, så länge gränsvärdena är säkra för mänsklig konsumtion. Därför valde jag att rösta emot.
2019/10/10
Objection pursuant to Rule 112: Genetically modified maize MON 89034 × 1507 × MON 88017 × 59122 × DAS-40278-9 and genetically modified maize combining two, three or four of the single events MON 89034, 1507, MON 88017, 59122 and DAS-40278-9 (B9-0106/2019)

Jag valde att rösta emot denna invändning, eftersom kommissionens genomförandeakt följer de vetenskapliga rekommendationerna från vår myndighet för livsmedelssäkerhet, Efsa. Invändningen motsätter sig godkännandet av denna genomförandeakt, eftersom man oroar sig för att produkten blivit immun mot växtskyddsmedlet glyfosat. Dock säger den vetenskapliga analysen att gränsvärdena för restprodukter av växtskyddsmedel ligger inom ramarna för vad som är säkert för konsumtion. Därtill reglerar inte EU-lagstiftning hur tredjeländer använder växtskyddsmedel, så länge gränsvärdena är säkra för mänsklig konsumtion. Därför valde jag att rösta emot.
2019/10/10
Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and own resources: time to meet citizens' expectations (B9-0110/2019, B9-0112/2019, B9-0113/2019)

Resolutionen om EU:s långtidsbudget är mycket expansiv i samtliga delar av budgeten. I ett läge med brexit, nya prioriteringar för unionen med behov av ökade insatser inom klimat, miljö migration m.m. måste Europaparlamentet ha en ansvarsfull hållning till den långsiktiga budgeten. Vi måste visa att vi behandlar skattebetalarnas pengar ansvarsfullt och effektivt. Resolutionen innehåller förslag om en alltför kraftig ökning av budgeten samt saknar helt skrivningar om effektivisering och neddragning av ineffektiva program. Jag har därför valt att rösta nej till resolutionen i sin helhet och, där det har varit möjligt enligt röstlistan, att rösta nej till alltför expansiva skrivningar.
2019/10/10
Employment and social policies of the euro area (A9-0016/2019 - Yana Toom)

Betänkandet föreslog långtgående EU-politik inom sysselsättning och arbetsmarknad, där det råder nationell behörighet. Dessutom innehöll det förslag om minimilön och europeiskt försäkringssystem. Centerpartiet är tydligt emot en utveckling där denna typ av frågor beslutas på EU-nivå, och efter att ha röstat emot delar av betänkandet beslutades att rösta emot betänkandet som helhet.
2019/10/10
European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (2014-2020) (A9-0015/2019 - Vilija Blinkevičiūtė)

Vår övertygelse är att välstånd skapas genom fri handel och rättvis konkurrens. Därför är vi principiellt emot den europeiska globaliseringsfonden, som vi menar är ett uttryck för protektionism. Särskilt i ljuset av den svenska Riksrevisionens analys, där man menar att fonden rentav har en negativ effekt på återgången till arbete. Vi anser att fonden förlorat sitt berättigande och inte bör användas mer. I det angivna fallet föreslås en utvidgning av omfattningsområdet för fonden vid ett eventuellt avtalslöst Brexit, som i nuläget förefaller osannolikt. Eftersom att inga nya medel tillförs fonden står vi fast vid vår principiella ståndpunkt avseende fonden och dess användning.
2019/10/22
Draft general budget of the European Union for 2020 - all sections

Europaparlamentets förslag till EU:s budget för 2020 innehåller viktiga ökningar av insatser för att nå klimatmålen och förbereda för ökade målsättningar vad gäller satsningar på klimatinvesteringar i nästa långtidsbudget. Jag beklagar att budgeten inte är mer restriktiv på andra utgiftsområden. Förslaget nyttjar de marginaler som finns och även om det inte innebär en ökning av nuvarande långtidsbudget hade det varit bättre med en något mer restriktiv budget. Jag har trots detta med anledning av de ökade satsningarna på miljö och klimat valt att rösta för budgeten i sin helhet.
2019/10/23
General budget of the European Union for 2020 - all sections (A9-0017/2019 - Monika Hohlmeier, Eider Gardiazabal Rubial)

Europaparlamentets förslag till EU:s budget för 2020 innehåller viktiga ökningar av insatser för att nå klimatmålen och förbereda för ökade målsättningar vad gäller satsningar på klimatinvesteringar i nästa långtidsbudget. Jag beklagar att budgeten inte är mer restriktiv på andra utgiftsområden. Förslaget nyttjar de marginaler som finns och även om det inte innebär en ökning av nuvarande långtidsbudget hade det varit bättre med en något mer restriktiv budget. Jag har trots detta med anledning av de ökade satsningarna på miljö och klimat valt att rösta för budgeten i sin helhet.
2019/10/23
An EU strategy to put an end to female genital mutilation around the world (B9-0090/2020, B9-0092/2020)

I EU lever 600 000 människor med de fysiska och psykiska konsekvenserna av könsstympning, som förekommer i alla kulturer och på alla kontinenter. Mycket arbete görs redan, men de starka sociala normerna och skamkänslorna kring ämnet gör forskning svårt och politiska åtgärder känsliga. Europa måste visa att den oerhörda kränkning och våldsutövning som könsstympning innebär inte accepteras på något plan. EU:s medlemsländer måste ha krav på sig att effektivisera sin lagstiftning och implementeringen av densamma. Vi måste stödja de organisationer som arbetar ute på fältet, och frågan måste beaktas i alla relevanta strategier och planer för kommissionens arbete. Det har därför varit en självklarhet att rösta för denna resolution.
2020/02/12
Conclusion of the EU-Israel Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement (A9-0085/2020 - Andor Deli)

Sverige har haft ett flygavtal med Israel sedan 1977, liksom de flesta andra EU-länder har bilaterala avtal. EU-Israel-avtalet är ett sätt att harmonisera EU-ländernas flygavtal med Israel och dessutom ett sätt att få Israel att följa europeiska regler för såväl flygsäkerhet som miljökrav och konsumentregler, vilket Centerpartiet tycker är bra.
2020/06/17
Conference on the Future of Europe (B9-0170/2020, B9-0179/2020)

Konferensen om Europas framtid kan vara ett bra tillfälle att gemensamt resonera kring vad som fungerar bra och vad som behöver förbättras i EU-samarbetet – inte minst i ljuset av coronakrisen. Centerpartiet är positivt till detta, men har hela tiden understrukit att själva målet med konferensen inte ska vara att riva upp EU-fördragen eller att ta fram en europeisk konstitution. I grunden är Centerpartiet nöjt med den uppdelning av makt som finns mellan EU:s medlemsstater och EU:s institutioner. Med det sagt är Centerpartiet öppet för att diskutera alla förslag som kan komma att läggas fram inom ramen för konferensen.
2020/06/18
EU disability strategy post 2020 (B9-0123/2020)

Under plenarsammanträdet röstade Centerpartiet för detta betänkande om EU:s nya strategi för personer med funktionsnedsättning efter år 2020, med utgångspunkt i EU:s nuvarande handikappstrategi (EDS) 2010–2020. I flera medlemsländer pågår systematisk diskriminering av personer med funktionsnedsättning. Människor institutionaliseras istället för att få möjligheten att bidra till samhällsutvecklingen. Detta betänkande tydliggör behovet av mätbara mål och regelbunden utvärdering och betonar vikten av hälsovård, sysselsättning, kollektivtrafik och bostäder för personer med funktionsnedsättning. Ytterligare en viktig dimension är att satsningar på ökad tillgänglighet får tillräckliga medel för att kunna genomföras. EU ska vara ledande när det gäller att främja rättigheter för personer med funktionsnedsättning. Vi behöver därför en ambitiös och omfattande strategi.
2020/06/18
Competition policy - annual report 2019 (A9-0022/2020 - Stéphanie Yon-Courtin)

En konkurrenskraftig union är nödvändig för att attrahera investeringar och skapa ekonomisk och hållbar tillväxt. Detta betänkande berör både generella konkurrensregler och deras effekter samt sektorsspecifika frågeställningar. Centerpartiet har tagit ställning emot enskilda förslag och ändringsförslag som flyttar makt över skatteområdet från medlemsstaten till EU och förslag som inte går i tillräckligt grön riktning. Det gäller till exempel en konsoliderad bolagsskattebas (CCCTB) samt skapandet av en ny konsumentmyndighet på EU-nivå. Centerpartiet har även motsatt sig förslag som tillåter extensiva statsstöd till fossila bränslen. Grunden till en långsiktig konkurrenskraftig europeisk industri är att främja reformer som gör det lönsamt att ställa om. Centerpartiet har stöttat förslag som främjar öppna gränser och frihandel. Vi anser att ytterligare insatser för fler handelsavtal behövs. EU behöver fortsatt vara öppet för handel, investeringar och samarbete. Centerpartiet valde därför att i den slutgiltiga omröstningen stödja betänkandet.
2020/06/18
The reopening of the investigation against the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic on the misuse of EU funds and potential conflicts of interest (B9-0192/2020)

Centerpartiet ser allvarligt på anklagelserna om korruption och intressekonflikt vad gäller Tjeckiens premiärministers mottagande av stöd från EU:s jordbruksfonder. Alla sådana misstankar ska utredas, och det är mycket viktigt att Andrej Babiš accepterar vad de pågående utredningarna kommer fram till och agerar i linje med vad som krävs av honom. Misstankar om den här typen av intressekonflikter på högsta politiska nivå undergräver tyvärr medborgarnas förtroende för EU, vilket är olyckligt och allvarligt för EU:s legitimitet.
2020/06/19
Banking Union - annual report 2019 (A9-0026/2020 - Pedro Marques)

Centerpartiet har i detta betänkande motsatt sig förslag som förskjuter inflytande över finans- och penningpolitiken från medlemsstater och nationella riksbanker till EU-nivå och Europeiska centralbanken (ECB). Centerpartiet har röstat emot förslag som ämnar att ytterligare bredda kapitalmarknadsunionen och bankunionen, särskilt förslag som skapar ömsesidig finansiell riskfördelning mellan unionens medlemmar. Bankunionen bör även framöver vara ett delsamarbete som Sverige ska ställa sig utanför. För Centerpartiet är det däremot viktigt att bankunionen och dess medlemmar har genomgripande och fungerande regler att förhålla sig till. Detta betänkande berör generella regeltillämpningar samt specifika regleringsmässiga policyförslag. Centerpartiet har mot bakgrund av detta valt att ställa sig bakom betänkandets andemening och generella inriktning.
2020/06/19
Guidelines for the 2021 Budget - Section III (A9-0110/2020 - Pierre Larrouturou)

Centerpartiet vill inte se en ökning av EU:s budget och är också kritiskt till den ökning av egna resurser som slås fast i betänkandet. Dessutom vill Centerpartiet behålla det nationella självbestämmandet vad gäller sysselsättningspolitiken, varför vi inte kunnat rösta för detta betänkande.
2020/06/19
The Anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd (B9-0194/2020, B9-0195/2020, B9-0196/2020, B9-0197/2020)

Att ta avstånd från alla sorters rasism, hat och våld är en självklarhet. Europaparlamentet har nu med all önskvärd tydlighet visat att vi fördömer rasismen och polisvåldet i USA. Det är dock lika viktigt att EU inte glömmer bort sin egen rasism och vårt koloniala arv. Lagstiftningen kring diskriminering ser tyvärr väldigt olika ut i EU:s medlemsländer och många lever inte ens upp till de regler som finns. Därför är jag mycket glad över att få stödja denna viktiga resolution, där vi, med tydliga och konkreta förslag på åtgärder, stakar ut vägen mot ett annat Europa.
2020/06/19
Situation in the Schengen area following the Covid-19 outbreak (B9-0165/2020)

Schengensamabetet är något av det mest värdefulla vi har i EU, och det är av största vikt att vi så snart som möjligt återgår till ett fungerande område för fri rörlighet. Det är olyckligt att medlemsländerna agerat och infört kontroller på egen hand, och jag anser att de inte tillräckligt rättfärdigat att de åtgärder som vidtagits varit nödvändiga ur smittskyddssynvinkel. Kommissionen måste nu ta ledningen för en koordinerad återgång till öppna inre gränser samt tydligt följa upp de fall där medlemsländer inte agerat lagenligt. Vi behöver även använda de erfarenheter vi har fått denna vår till att stärka Schengen inför framtida kriser. Jag är stolt över att Europaparlamentet tagit tydlig ställning för den fria rörligheten!
2020/06/19
European protection of cross-border and seasonal workers in the context of the COVID-19 crisis (B9-0172/2020)

Renew Europe har inför plenarsessionen tagit ett initiativ till ett betänkande som fokuserar på gräns-och säsongsarbetare. Centerpartiet har varit aktiva i utformningen av betänkandet för att säkerställa att principer som den fria rörligheten på arbetsmarknaden, varor och tjänster värdesätts. Centerpartiet har även betonat vikten av samarbete mellan medlemsstater vad gäller utbyte av information och hur sociala skyldigheter och rättigheter ska struktureras. Idag finns det cirka 1,5 miljoner gränsarbetare i EU. Flera viktiga sektorer är beroende av gränsarbetare och säsongsarbetare för att få sin vardag att gå runt. Flera produkter som produceras från t.ex. skogen används inom flera sektorer som idag är klassade som samhällsviktiga. Det handlar om bioenergi, paketering av livsmedel och läkemedel samt engångsartiklar inom sjukvården. För Centerpartiet är det viktigt att verka för en politisk inriktning som synliggör att marknader och ekonomier är sammankopplade. Sätter vi stopp för vissa företag och industrier så drabbar det snabbt många andra viktiga näringar.
2020/06/19
Daily and weekly driving times, minimum breaks and rest periods and positioning by means of tachographs (A9-0115/2020 - Henna Virkkunen)

Centerpartiet har genomgående under behandlingen av det så kallade mobilitetspaketet verkat för rättvisa villkor, både ur konkurrens- och arbetsmiljösynpunkt. Centerpartiet har ställt sig bakom den slutgiltiga överenskommelse som fattats mellan rådet och Europaparlamentet. Det är särskilt viktigt att den europeiska transport- och åkerisektorn får långsiktiga förutsättningar att bedriva verksamhet genom gemensamma regler. Regelefterlevnad och kontroll är viktiga element för att säkerställa att de nya reglerna efterlevs av aktörerna, både beställare och utförare.
2020/07/08
Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (A9-0124/2020 -José Gusmão)

Centerpartiet har genomgående i omröstningen om riktlinjer för medlemsstaternas sysselsättningspolitik röstat emot förslag i betänkandet som innebär att EU:s mandat på arbetsmarknadsområdet och det sociala området ökar. Centerpartiet anser att betänkandet saknar grundläggande referenser till uppdelningen av ansvar mellan medlemsstaterna och EU vad gäller dessa politikområden. Vi har därför röstat emot betänkandet i den slutgiltiga omröstningen. Centerpartiet motsätter sig implementering i form av lagstiftning av den sociala pelaren samt förslag som ökar EU:s inflytande inom pensions- och skattesystem, lönesättning, sociala förmåner, sjukvård, utbildning och bostadsbyggande. Betänkandet uppmuntrar dessutom till ökad politisk intervention i sociala frågor i EU och dynamiken mellan arbetsmarknadens parter. En sådan utveckling kan Centerpartiet inte ställa sig bakom.
2020/07/10
Objection pursuant to Rule 112(2) and (3): Certain uses of chromium trioxide (B9-0202/2020)

Denna fråga gäller en invändning från parlamentet mot kommissionens förslag att i förväg bevilja användning av kromtrioxid, ett klassificerat cancerogent och miljöfarligt ämne, med villkoret att den ansökande måste skicka in utebliven kompletterande information i ett senare skede. Den här typen av godkännande vid bristande ansökning ansågs olagligt av domstolen den 7 Mars 2019. Ansökan för kromtrioxid gäller fyra användningar och har direkt påverkan på 32 000 arbetare. Den sökande har inte presenterat tillräckligt med bevis för att det inte finns alternativa ämnen för dessa användningsområden och ansökan bör därför inte godkännas. Invändningen bör dock inte påverka de användare som använder ämnet där tillgängliga alternativ saknas, såsom inom rymdtekniken. Därför röstade jag för invändningen mot användningen av kromtrioxid, då det behövs en noggrann analys över vilka användningsområden som inte har tillgängliga alternativ för att minska exponeringen och riskerna för arbetare.
2020/07/10
Objection pursuant to Rule 112(2) and (3): Active substances, including flumioxazine (B9-0203/2020)

Denna fråga gäller en invändning från parlamentet mot kommissionens förslag till förlängning av godkännandet av 26 aktiva ämnen i bekämpningsmedel. Invändningen gäller ett av de 26 aktiva substanserna, flumioxazine. I invändningen uppmanas kommissionen att dra tillbaka sitt godkännande av substanserna baserat på att en vidare utredning av flumioxazine måste slutföras. Jag röstade emot denna invändning eftersom vi måste ha förtroende för den oberoende vetenskapliga bedömning som redan har utförts av EU:s myndighet för livsmedelssäkerhet (EFSA) och eftersom dessa substanser alla redan har genomgått och klarat de strikta säkerhets- och miljöbedömningar som krävs enligt EU: s regler.
2020/07/10
A comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorist financing – Commission's Action plan and other recent developments (B9-0207/2020)

Varje år försvinner miljarder kronor på grund av pengatvätt och korruption i EU, och siffrorna går stadigt åt fel håll. Det är tydligt att det krävs gränsöverskridande samarbete för att få bukt med denna typ av internationell brottslighet. Medlemsländerna måste bli bättre på att implementera existerande lagstiftning och EU behöver fler verktyg för att effektivt kunna vidta de åtgärder som behövs – givetvis alltid med respekt för principerna om subsidiaritet och personlig integritet. Därför har jag valt att stödja denna resolution.
2020/07/10
The EU’s public health strategy post-COVID-19 (RC-B9-0216/2020)

Det är viktigt att dra lärdomar av coronakrisen och vad den inneburit för Europas förmåga att hantera denna typ av pandemier. EU har under krisens gång både beskyllts för att göra för mycket och för lite, och det kommer behövas en ordentlig utvärdering av de verktyg som EU har på plats för att bemöta exempelvis pandemier, samt de strukturer som finns för samordning mellan länderna. Dock är det för Centerpartiet viktigt att principen om subsidiaritet och uppdelning av kompetens mellan EU och medlemsstaterna respekteras. Hälsa och sjukvård hanteras framförallt av medlemsstaterna, och i denna resolution fanns en ambition att utöka EU:s påverkan på hälsa och sjukvård; t.ex. genom en EU-fond för sjukhusutbyggnad och europeisk lagstiftning relaterad till äldrevård. En utvärdering av EU:s totala hantering av krisen ska definitivt göras, så att vi står bättre rustade i framtiden, men vi är inte beredda att redan nu föreslå en maktförskjutning från medlemsländerna till EU:s institutioner i dessa frågor, varför vi valde att rösta emot resolutionen.
2020/07/10
Draft Council decision on the system of own resources of the European Union (A9-0146/2020 - José Manuel Fernandes, Valerie Hayer)

Parlamentets betänkande är en reaktion på rådets förslag att utvidga EU:s möjlighet att ta in egna intäkter, till exempel genom en digital skatt på techbolag, och en finansiell transaktionsskatt. Denna utveckling säger Centerpartiet nej till, då vi inte ser det aktuellt att lämna över självbestämmandet av skattepolitiken till EU-nivån. För oss är det viktigt att Sveriges fortsatta självbestämmande kring skattepolitiken värnas. Det kommer vi fortsätta att arbeta aktivt för när konkreta lagförslag om de olika ”egna medlen” så småningom presenteras.
2020/09/16
Implementation of National Roma Integration Strategies: combating negative attitudes towards people with Romani background in Europe

Centerpartiet ser mycket allvarligt på den alltjämt undermåliga situationen för romer i Europa. Trots många års engagemang från EU har få saker, om något, blivit bättre. Romer lever alltför ofta under usla sociala förhållanden, har skral tillgång till sjukvård och grundläggande utbildning samt möter oerhörd diskriminering på arbetsmarknaden. Centerpartiet stöder därför slutsatsen i detta betänkande att de nationella strategierna för integrering av romer framöver måste vara långt mer ambitiösa och bättre följas upp på EU-nivå, givetvis med respekt för de nationella kompetenser som fortsatt tillhör medlemsländerna.
2020/09/17
The Establishment of an EU Mechanism on Democracy, the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights (A9-0170/2020 - Michal Šimečka)

Centerpartiet och vår partigrupp Renew Europe har under lång tid kämpat för att få till stånd en rättsstatsmekanism, där EU-kommissionen årligen bedömer situationen för rättsstaten i samtliga EU:s medlemsländer. I detta betänkande föreslår Europaparlamentet, återigen efter vårt initiativ, att utvidga mekanismen till att innefatta alla värden som anges i EU-fördragets artikel 2, således även bredare demokratifrågor och grundläggande rättigheter, samt att mekanismen ska göras interinstitutionellt bindande. Jag är mycket stolt över att vi fortsätter att stå längst fram i denna viktiga strid för EU-medborgares rättigheter.
2020/10/07
Implementation of the common commercial policy – annual report 2018 (A9-0160/2020 - Jörgen Warborn)

Detta är en sammanfattande utvärdering av handelspolitiken år 2018, och för Centerpartiet är det viktigt att stå upp för principer om öppenhet, ekonomisk liberalisering och frihandel. Dock fick ett ändringsförslag om att Europaparlamentet inte kommer att ratificera handelsavtalet med Mercosur bred majoritet i parlamentet och kom med i slutbetänkandet. Därför valde Centerpartiet att avstå från att rösta om betänkandet. Beslut om att ratificera EU-Mercosur ska tas i egen ordning, och det är oseriöst att via ett ändringsförslag föra in ett sådant prejudicerande beslut i en översiktlig avrapportering om handelspolitiken.
2020/10/07
The rule of law and fundamental rights in Bulgaria (B9-0309/2020)

Centerpartiet ser med oro på utvecklingen vad gäller situationen för de grundläggande rättigheterna i Bulgarien. Bristande rättssäkerhet, upprepade men otillräckligt utredda anklagelser rörande storskalig korruption samt allt mer inskränkta medier bidrar till att urgröpa demokratins fundament och medborgarnas förtroende för detsamma. Detta påverkar på både kort och lång sikt EU-samarbetet, inte minst då stora summor årligen förskingras från unionens budget. Följaktligen har jag ställt mig bakom denna resolution, där Europaparlamentet kräver att bulgariska myndigheter agerar och utreder nämnda problematik samt uttrycker vårt stöd för det bulgariska folket i deras kamp för att de rättigheter vilka de som EU-medborgare tillerkänns också ska åtnjutas i praktiken.
2020/10/08
Further development of the Capital Markets Union (CMU): improving access to capital market finance, in particular by SMEs, and further enabling retail investor participation (A9-0155/2020 - Isabel Benjumea Benjumea)

Kapitalmarknaden är en viktig byggsten för Europas ekonomi och en förutsättning för många företags finansiering. Detta betänkande tangerar gränsöverskridande investeringar och möjligheten att attrahera kapital från tredje land in i EU. Betänkandet adresserar även vikten av en fungerande infrastruktur för kapitalmarknaden i ljuset av de pågående brexitförhandlingarna. Centerpartiet har röstat emot förslag och formuleringar i betänkandet som tydligt ämnar att överskrida EU:s kompetens vad gäller skatter och skattesystem. Centerpartiet har även röstat emot initiativ som ålägger EU och dess medlemmar ett utökat finansiellt ansvar vad gäller civilsamhället och konsumentorganisationer. Finansiell stabilitet och stringens bör vara vägledande vad gäller det framtida arbetet med kapitalmarknadsunionen. Centerpartiet har därför ställt sig bakom formuleringar som betonar vikten av balanserade räntenivåer som ett verktyg för att kontrollera skuldsättning och det allmänna risktagandet bland investerare. Sammantaget är detta betänkande ett välkommet inlägg i det fortsatta arbetet för att förbättra och fördjupa den europeiska kapitalmarknaden.
2020/10/08
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2020/001 ES/Galicia shipbuilding ancillary sectors (A9-0192/2020 - Valerie Hayer)

Centerpartiet har genomgående innehaft en restriktiv position vad gäller utbetalningar och användning av Globaliseringsfonden. Mot bakgrund av de utvärderingar som gjorts om EGF och dess effekter, så finner Centerpartiet att fonden inte uppnår några långsiktiga positiva effekter vad gäller återanställning, kompetensutveckling och sysselsättning.
2020/10/19
Digital Services Act: Improving the functioning of the Single Market (A9-0181/2020 - Alex Agius Saliba)

Centerpartiet har ställt sig bakom denna rapport då den är ett viktigt steg för att realisera den digitala inre marknaden. Rapporten balanserar principer om rättvis konkurrens och kontroll med öppen och dynamisk näringsfrihet. Centerpartiet kommer att särskilt bevaka dessa aspekter i det kommande arbetet under mandatperioden.
2020/10/20
Employment and social policies of the euro area 2020 (A9-0183/2020 - Klára Dobrev)

Centerpartiet har tagit ställning emot detta betänkande då den innehåller ett flertal kompetensmässiga övertramp vad gäller relationen mellan EU och medlemsstaterna. Särskilt bekymmersamt är betänkandets interventionistiska inriktning vad gäller politikområden såsom arbetsmarknad, sociala skyddsnät, taxering, beskattningsrätt och hälso- och sjukvård. Mot bakgrund av detta har Centerpartiet röstat emot betänkandet och dess politiska innehåll.
2020/10/21
Deforestation (A9-0179/2020 - Delara Burkhardt)

Världens skogar står under ökat tryck från olaglig skövling och bränder. EU har en viktig roll i att skydda världens skogar, och i att inte understöda produkter som främjar olaglig avverkning av skogar. Hållbara och avskogningsfria leveranskedjor med full transparens är ett av EU:s främsta verktyg för att påverka den avskogning som sker utanför EU:s gränser. Detta betänkande är avsett att göra just detta, men inkluderade även referenser som inskränker den nationella kompetensen på skogsområdet och användningen av skogsresurser inom EU. Som en markering för att jag inte kan ställa mig bakom dessa skrivningar i en i övrigt viktigt text, valde jag att avstå min röst vid den slutliga omröstningen.
2020/10/22
Common agricultural policy - support for strategic plans to be drawn up by Member States and financed by the EAGF and by the EAFRD (A8-0200/2019 - Peter Jahr)

Detta betänkande är ett viktigt steg i rätt riktning för en gemensam jordbrukspolitik för medborgare, natur och jordbrukare. Detta samtidigt som vi säkerställer en EU-omfattande ram med huvudmål för bland annat livsmedelssäkerhet, klimat och miljö. Det finns flera saker i den slutgiltiga texten som jag inte är nöjd med, där jag hade velat gå längre på flera områden. Men i det stora hela är betänkandet ett paradigmskifte och flera steg framåt mot mer ambitiösa åtgärder för att uppnå målen i den gröna given och för klimatneutralitet, och även få stärkta investeringar i djurvälfärd och i arbetet mot antibiotisk resistens samtidigt som vi stärker konkurrenskraften och förenklar för bönderna, jag röstade därför för detta betänkande i sin helhet.Mer specifikt fanns det ett ändringsförslag som avser att införa löne- och anställningsskydd i dessa bidragsvillkor. Att europeiska medborgare ska ha bra arbetsvillkor och arbetsmiljö är en självklarhet. Men ett EU-beslut är fel väg att lösa frågan då jag inte anser att man ska reglera arbetsvillkor på EU-nivå. Dessutom kommer detta att resultera i en ökad administrativ börda för bönderna, i en reform som ser till att förenkla för bönderna – som redan går på knäna. Jag röstade därför emot ändringsförslaget.
2020/10/23
Common agricultural policy: financing, management and monitoring (A8-0199/2019 - Ulrike Müller)

En av grundbultarna i den nya reformen till ett förenklat system fastställs genom förordningen om finansiering, förvaltning och övervakning av jordbrukspolitiken. Jag har hela tiden velat se ett skifte från att endast följa regler till ett resultatbaserat system. Jag har velat se en tydlig förenkling av systemet genom avskaffade dubbelkontroller från medlemsstaterna och kommissionen, prestationsbaserad rapportering och kontroller för att stimulera den faktiska användningen av miljöscheman samtidigt som medlemsstaterna levererar högre klimatförändringsmål och miljöambitioner i den gröna given. Tyvärr fanns det en majoritet i plenum för en hybridmodel, där både element av ett resultatbaserat system och ett regelbaserat system inkluderades, vilket kommer att öka byråkratin och försena den övergång som lantbruket måste göra. Därför valde jag att rösta emot sluttexten, och så röstade jag för att se till att den skickas tillbaka till jordbruksutskottet som får möjlighet att reda ut detta inför slutförhandlingen.
2020/10/23
Common agricultural policy – amendment of the CMO and other Regulations (A8-0198/2019 - Eric Andrieu)

EU har harmoniserade regler för produkter på marknaden som fastställer vissa grundkriterier. I synnerhet huruvida det ska vara tillåtet för vegetariska produkter att använda köttrelaterade ord som burgare och korv som beskrivning av varan, anser jag att denna detaljreglering är helt onödig. Det viktiga är att konsumenten är väl informerad om vad produkten innehåller och kan fatta ett informerat beslut utifrån det. I sluttexten finns ett stycke om att förbjuda beskrivningar av växtbaserade produkter med mejeriliknande attribut såsom ”krämig”. Återigen är detta en onödig detaljreglering som ej bör ske på EU-nivå och inte är i linje med de ambitioner vi fastställer i den gröna given eller den reglering som existerar för produktmärkning. Jag röstade därför emot detta ändringsförslag. Slutligen så är det viktigt att EU har harmoniserade regler för produkter och samarbete inom jordbrukssektorn. I den slutliga texten från parlamentet fanns flera viktiga inslag inkluderade, bland annat fler möjligheter att förverkliga hållbarhetsinitiativ i livsmedelskedjan. Däremot gick ett flertal ändringsförslag igenom som väsentligt stör den fria marknaden och främjar en planekonomi. Allt detta sammantaget gjorde att jag valde att lägga ner min slutliga röst i detta ärende.
2020/10/23
Sustainable Europe Investment Plan - How to finance the Green Deal (A9-0198/2020 -Siegfried Mureşan, Paul Tang)

Centerpartiet stöder ambitiösa insatser och åtgärder för att stimulera den gröna omställningen.Betänkandet har i flera avseenden en bra balans mellan miljöambitioner och konkreta åtgärder som bidrar till goda resultat.För Centerpartiet är det finansiella aspekterna av betänkandet däremot inte acceptabla. Det handlar främst om möjligheten för EU att uppta egna resurser och införa självständig beskattningsrätt. Med anledning av betänkandets tydliga finansiella och skattemässiga fokus är det inte möjligt för Centerpartiet att fullt ut stötta betänkandet och dess innehåll.
2020/11/13
Decent and affordable housing for all (A9-0247/2020 - Kim Van Sparrentak)

Centerpartiet har inte ställt sig bakom detta betänkande eftersom det på ett tydligt sätt gör avsteg ifrån den kompetensuppdelning som finns mellan EU och medlemsländerna. Betänkandet tar inte heller hänsyn till de skillnader som finns mellan och inom länder vad gäller bostadsregleringar, standarder och regler. Betänkandet anför dessutom en marknadsfientlig inställning som tar sig uttryck genom negativa skrivningar om den privata äganderätten.
2021/01/21
The right to disconnect (A9-0246/2020 - Alex Agius Saliba)

Centerpartiet har inte kunnat ställa sig bakom betänkandets slutsatser eftersom det på ett tydligt sätt inte respekterar uppgörelsen mellan arbetsmarknadens parter på området från 2020. I betänkandet efterfrågas ett bindande direktiv vad gäller rätten till nedkoppling. Centerpartiet är av uppfattningen att dessa frågor bäst hanteras inom ramen för den sociala dialogen och ej genom tvingande lagstiftning.
2021/01/21
The gender perspective in the COVID-19 crisis and post-crisis period (A9-0229/2020 - Frances Fitzgerald)

För Centerpartiet är det viktigt att beakta covidkrisens påverkan på jämställdheten, som visat sig påtaglig, varför vi stödjer andemeningen bakom betänkandet. Men flera problematiska delar i rapporten gör att vi avstod i slutomröstningen. Det föreslås att kommissionen ska ta fram bindande åtgärder kring lönetransparens och uppmaningar till könskvotering. Vi skulle också velat se starkare skrivningar om rättsstatsprincipen
2021/01/21
The EU Strategy for Gender Equality (A9-0234/2020 - Maria Noichl)

Centerpartiet ställer sig generellt sett bakom betänkandets andemening och har stöttat ett flertal skrivningar och slutsatser som betänkandet anför. Men den innehåller tydliga övertramp vad gäller EU:s befogenheter på det sociala området som gör att Centerpartiet tvingats avstå i den slutgiltiga omröstningen. Det gäller t.ex. krav på att medlemsstater ska implementera Work-Life Balance-direktivet, uppmaningen till länderna att införa fullt betald föräldraledighet, fri barnomsorg, sjukvård och öka pensioner och de sociala förmånerna, liksom löner.
2021/01/21
Establishing the Recovery and Resilience Facility (A9-0214/2020 - Eider Gardiazabal Rubial, Siegfried Mureşan, Dragoș Pîslaru)

Centerpartiet har stöttat inrättandet av en facilitet för återhämtning och resiliens. För Centerpartiet är det särskilt viktigt att medlemsstaterna använder de tillgängliga resurserna på ett effektivt och framtidsinriktat sätt. Medel bör särskilt gå till insatser som främjar en grön omställning, fördjupar den inre marknaden och stimulerar den digitala utvecklingen.
2021/02/09
Implementation of the Anti-Trafficking Directive (A9-0011/2021 - Juan Fernando López Aguilar, María Soraya Rodríguez Ramos)

Centerpartiet anser att sexköp i sig själv alltid ska anses vara olagligt, även om man som köpare inte visste om att personen som sålde sex var ett traffickingoffer. Att ha med ordet ”medvetet/medveten” här innebär att man ger människor möjligheten att friskriva sig från det man har gjort eftersom att man menar att man inte var medveten om att det var av ett traffickingoffer. På grund av detta, röstade Centerpartiet för att stryka ordet ”medvetet/medveten” i punkterna 22, 56 och 68.Angående ändringsförslag 6:Centerpartiet avstod från att rösta i denna fråga då vi ansåg det vara en svår avvägning. Vi anser att det finns flera dimensioner av att även de misstänktas advokater får tillgång till offrens namn. Att så få som möjligt ska ha kännedom om traffickingoffers namn, och att dessa inte ska förekomma i polisrapporter och istället hållas i separata filer, ser vi som en önskvärd utveckling, samtidigt som detta ska vägas mot aspekten av att det ska vara en rättssäker process för alla inblandade.Centerpartiet tycker inte att EU ska lagstifta om sociala frågor. Vi röstade för en uppmaning till medlemsstaterna att ta inspiration från den svenska sexköpslagen, och att se över att implementera en nationell lagstiftning som utgår ifrån den.
2021/02/09
Reducing inequalities with a special focus on in-work poverty (A9-0006/2021 - Özlem Demirel)

Centerpartiet har röstat emot betänkandet och dess föreslagna åtgärder eftersom de på ett tydligt sätt överskrider EU:s befogenheter vad gäller arbetsmarknad och socialpolitik. Betänkandet innehåller direkt skadliga element för den svenska modellen, som införandet av minimiinkomster och minimilöner på EU-nivå och en europeisk arbetslöshetsförsäkring, och föreslår att ett socialt protokoll ska införas i EU-fördraget.
2021/02/09
Challenges ahead for women’s rights: more than 25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (B9-0114/2021)

Vi röstade för resolutionen som i stort är bra, men röstade emot skrivningar om direktivet om att kvotera in kvinnor i bolagsstyrelser, att EU-kommissionen ska blanda sig i arbetsmarknadsåtgärder som lönesättning eller lönetransparens med bindande åtgärder för samtliga företag, eller lagstadga om balans i arbetslivet. Vi tycker att arbetsmarknadspolitiska frågor, liksom sjukvårdsfrågor, ska beslutas om nationellt.
2021/02/11
A WTO-compatible EU carbon border adjustment mechanism (A9-0019/2021 - Yannick Jadot)

Centerpartiet röstade för betänkandet om en koldioxidjusteringsmekanism då vi välkomnar en prissättning av våra utsläpp utanför EU för att förhindra koldioxidläckage från EU samt för att skapa mer konkurrenskraftiga villkor för vårt näringsliv. Vi ser dock att det finns två större punkter i betänkandet där vi är av avvikande åsikt. Vi anser att den fria tilldelningen av utsläppsrätter bör fasas ut samtidigt som en koldioxidjusteringsmekanism fasas in, för att inte subventionera europeisk industri. Vi delar inte heller betänkandets negativa syn på bioenergi.
2021/03/10
Corporate due diligence and corporate accountability (A9-0018/2021 - Lara Wolters)

Vi är positiva till due diligence i sin helhet och vi stödjer idén om att företag ska ta ett större ansvar för att motverka brott mot mänskliga rättigheter och miljöförstöring i sin verksamhet. Vi ser dock två huvudsakliga problem med initiativbetänkandet. För det första tycker vi att det är bekymmersamt, och alltför ambitiöst, att man vill tvinga företag att ta ansvar för due diligence i hela värdekedjan. Ansvaret bör läggas där det kan påverkas, och då är det framförallt hos sina underleverantörer som företagen kan göra kontroller, men inte hos de led som kommer efter dem i värdekedjan.Vi röstade konsekvent för att få betänkandet mer fokuserat på stora bolag, då det är orimligt att små och medelstora företag ska ta ett lika stort ansvar för att kontrollera sina leverantörskedjor som stora företag. Dessvärre fick förslagen som rörde undantagen för små och medelstora företag inte tillräckligt stöd. Vi ser med oro på detta, då det kommande lagförslaget kan bli ett försök till ”one size fits all”-lösning som riskerar att kväva företagarnas befintliga arbete för due diligence.
2021/03/10
Equal treatment in employment and occupation in light of the UNCRPD (A9-0014/2021 - Katrin Langensiepen)

Centerpartiet har varit drivande i betänkandet om likabehandling och stöttar slutsatserna i betänkandet. Centerpartiet har fått igenom skrivningar om vikten av att garantera fri rörlighet och säkerställa ekonomisk frihet och aktivitet för personer som har funktionsvariation. Centerpartiet har även fått igenom skrivningar vad gäller möjligheten för personer som har funktionsvariationer att delta i demokratiska val och rätten att uttrycka sin åsikt.
2021/03/10
European Semester: Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 (A9-0036/2021 - Markus Ferber)

Centerpartiet har stöttat betänkandets generella inriktning men röstat emot ett flertal formuleringar som tydligt flyttar beslutanderätten från medlemsstaterna till EU-nivån. För Centerpartiet är det viktigt att gränsdragningen mellan finans- och penningpolitiken förblir tydlig.
2021/03/11
European Semester: employment and social aspects in the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021 (A9-0026/2021 - Lina Gálvez Muñoz)

Centerpartiet har röstat emot ett flertal formuleringar som tydligt undergräver den svenska modellen, rättstraditionen och partsmodellen. För Centerpartiet är det särskilt viktigt att EU-program och EU-fonder används på ett effektivt sätt samt följs upp av en aktiv och skarp övervakning. Den europeiska planeringsterminen är ett viktigt verktyg för vissa medlemsländer för att identifiera nya reformer som ska bidra till tillväxt och stabilitet.
2021/03/11
Soil protection (B9-0221/2021)

Centerpartiet avstod i slutomröstningen om skydd av mark då vi ansåg att vissa av skrivningarna var för negativt inställda mot skogen och skogsbruket. Skogsbruk är nationell kompetens och något som varje enskild skogsägare ska besluta om, och därför inte något som ska beslutas om på EU-nivå. Dessutom är vissa av påståendena i resolutionen tvärsäkra, även om forskningen pekar åt olika håll.
2021/04/28
Digital taxation: OECD negotiations, tax residency of digital companies and a possible European Digital Tax (A9-0103/2021 - Andreas Schwab, Martin Hlaváček)

Skattepolitiken ska även fortsättningsvis beslutas på nationell nivå, varför Centerpartiet motsätter sig uppmaningarna i resolutionen om att gå fram på EU-nivå och föreslå nya skatteregler om OECD-förhandlingarna om nya internationella ansatser för skattepolitiken inte leder till resultat m.m.
2021/04/28
Rail passengers' rights and obligations (A9-0045/2021 - Bogusław Liberadzki)

Centerpartiet har stöttat förslaget som helhet men vill se en än mer ambitiös inriktning, där tågpassagerare ska ha samma rättigheter som till exempel flygpassagerare. Därför röstade Centerpartiet för de lagda förslag som stärker tågpassagerares rättigheter för bland annat möjlighet till kompensation vid förseningar eller inställda avgångar samt en ökad tillgänglighetsanpassning. Det är särskilt viktigt för Centerpartiet att det ska vara enkelt att välja klimatsmarta resealternativ.
2021/04/29
European Child Guarantee (B9-0220/2021)

Centerpartiet stödjer resolutionens andemening om barn och ungas fri- och rättigheter. Centerpartiet har däremot tagit ställning mot delar av betänkandet, däribland skrivelser som tydligt förespråkar utökade befogenheter och kompetens för EU vad gäller sociala förmåner och barnomsorg. Mot bakgrund av detta har Centerpartiet avstått i den slutgiltiga omröstningen.
2021/04/29
The accessibility and affordability of Covid-testing (B9-0233/2021, B9-0234/2021)

För Centerpartiet är det viktigt att medlemsstaternas sjukvård erbjuder gratis covid-test till medborgare som misstänker att de har symptom, för att på så sätt effektivt kunna smittspåra och minska smittspridningen av viruset. Vidare anser vi det vara viktigt att testningen har en hög grad av tillgänglighet och att man inte ska behöva vänta för länge på att få ett covid-test. Men vi röstade inte för den text som uppmanade till att testning även ska vara gratis inom ramen för EU:s covid-19-certifikat. Vi ser att ett pristak på testerna inom ramen för certifikatet är en god idé för att kunna återinrätta den fria rörligheten. Vanligtvis anser vi som liberaler att pristak inte är något önskvärt, men i vissa undantagsfall ser vi det som ett nödvändigt ont, och det används exempelvis för roamingavgifter och bankavgifter. Vi anser dock att det är att gå för långt att kräva att samtliga tester inom ramen för certifikatet ska vara gratis.
2021/04/29
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2020/002 EE/Tourism - Estonia (A9-0158/2021 - José Manuel Fernandes)

Centerpartiet är i grunden kritiskt till denna fonds existens, primärt av två skäl. För det första bör den typ av arbetsmarknadspolitiska åtgärder som fonden finansierar både beslutas och finansieras av medlemsstaterna själva. Det finns helt enkelt inget mervärde i att politik på detta område tar omvägen via Bryssel. För det andra bygger fonden på tanken att globalisering är något ensidigt negativt som behöver ”justeras”. Vi delar inte den uppfattningen. Just denna ansökan till EGF kommer dessutom från en del i den estniska ekonomin som redan fått del av stort nationellt stöd i återhämtningsåtgärderna. Därför röstade vi nej till förslaget.
2021/05/18
Challenges of sports events organisers in the digital environment (A9-0139/2021 - Angel Dzhambazki)

Centerpartiet valde att inte ta ställning för att illegala livesändningar av sport, däribland fotboll, ska tas bort av hosting service providers (HSP) inom 30 min från att de har upptäckts. Vi delar problemformuleringen i att de illegala livesändningarna medför ett stort intäktsbortfall och anser att detta förslag har vissa goda ansatser. Däremot anser vi att lösningen, dvs. att alla HSP:s ska åläggas att ta bort dessa inom 30 minuter, inte är bra. Dels riskerar detta att slå fel eftersom HSP:s kan råka ta ned en hel hemsida när man bara siktar in sig på en länk, dels innebär detta en potentiell risk att nätneutraliteten urgröps. Vidare ser vi att en stor byråkrati och administration skulle behöva sättas upp, och att det blir oproportionerligt att HSP:s kan bötfällas om de exempelvis tar bort innehållet minut 31 och inte minut 30.Vi anser dock att betänkandet hade en god ansats och ser problematiken, men vi instämmer inte i den föreslagna lösningen. Vi valde därför att avstå i slutomröstningen.
2021/05/18
The impacts of climate change on vulnerable populations in developing countries (A9-0115/2021 - Mónica Silvana González)

Centerpartiet anser att det måste till en ordentlig diskussion på global nivå vad som ska ingå i definitionen av vad en klimatflykting är. Att nu ta ställning för det genom att rösta för delar av detta betänkande, utan att fylla det med innehåll, anser vi vara fel. På samma sätt som klimatfrågan behöver lösas på global nivå, behöver vi samarbeta inom internationella organ för att utmejsla en gemensam definition av vad en klimatflykting är.Klimat som orsak till migration kan vara av olika magnituder, och vissa grupper kommer att vara mer utsatta än andra. Många människor kommer att behöva migrera permanent från sina hem på grund av utbredd torka. Då har man ingen möjlighet alls att stanna kvar i sina hemländer, eftersom det inte går att odla någon mat. Andra kanske kan bo kvar i sina hemländer som påverkats lindrigare av klimatförändringar, genom att EU och andra aktörer hjälper till med att bygga upp resiliens och klimatanpassning i länderna.Klimatförändringarna kommer att slå globalt och påverka befolkningar runtom hela vår planet. Då måste vi ha byggt upp en beredskap – både rent praktiskt i att ta hand om dessa, men framförallt rättsligt, genom en gemensam definition. I dag har vi ingen gemensam definition av detta, och där måste fokus ligga.
2021/05/18
Human rights protection and the EU external migration policy (A9-0060/2021 - Tineke Strik)

Centerpartiet valde att rösta nej till två ändringsförslag i detta betänkande, eftersom de ville villkora bistånd till tredjeland mot att länderna vidtar åtgärder som minskar migrationen från dessa länder. Principiellt anser vi att man inte bör villkora bistånd på detta sätt, dels då flera rapporter från välkända människorättsorganisationer har visat på att detta lett till att man finansierat statliga institutioner som dokumenterats vara ansvariga för grova övergrepp, dels då det politiskt sett är kontraproduktivt. Om vi vill framstå som en förkämpe för mänskliga rättigheter på global nivå, men samtidigt ingår avtal med tredje länder där vi betalar dem för att finansiera potentiella kränkningar av just mänskliga rättigheter, tappar vi mycket förtroende på den internationella arenan.Vi röstade även nej till det ändringsförslag som hänvisade till resolutionen från den 25 november 2020 om att villkora bistånd mot minskad migration, av samma anledningar som ovan.Emellertid anser vi att betänkandet i sin helhet hade många goda ansatser, poänger och idéer i övrigt. Därför röstade vi för betänkandet i slutomröstningen.
2021/05/19
2019-2020 Reports on Turkey (A9-0153/2021 - Nacho Sánchez Amor)

Centerpartiet är kritiskt till de alltför hårda skrivningarna som manar till att stoppa förhandlingarna mellan EU och Turkiet för ett eventuellt framtida EU-medlemskap för Turkiet. I realiteten har det sedan flera år inte pågått några förhandlingar pga. de försämrade relationerna, men vi ser en stor risk med att stänga den dörren alltför definitivt. Dock är andra delar av betänkandet bra, varför vi valde att rösta för det.
2021/05/19
Impacts of EU rules on the free movements of workers and services: intra-EU labour mobility as a tool to match labour market needs and skills (A9-0066/2021 - Radan Kanev)

Centerpartiet har valt att rösta emot betänkandet eftersom att det tydligt uttrycker en fientlighet vad gäller den fria rörligheten och EU:s inre marknad. Betänkandet välkomnar ett flertal bindande direktiv på EU-nivå vad gäller arbetsmarknadsområdet och det sociala området som Centerpartiet inte kan ställa sig bakom. För Centerpartiet är det självklart att en europeisk arbetsmarknad bör säkerställa trygga och säkra arbetsvillkor för alla. Vi anser att ansvaret till stor del fortfarande ligger på medlemsstaterna att införliva detta. I det sammanhanget misslyckas betänkandet med att befästa balansen mellan samordning på EU-nivå och insatser på medlemsstatsnivå.
2021/05/19
Accelerating progress and tackling inequalities towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 (B9-0263/2021)

Centerpartiet avstod i slutomröstningen på grund av att ett kontroversiellt tillägg röstades igenom i första omröstningen. Tillägget uppmanar EU att stödja Sydafrikas och Indiens initiativ inom WTO att tillfälligt upphäva patentreglerna för vaccinen mot covid-19. Vi anser att slopade patentregler inte är lösningen. Den tröga vaccinationskampanjen handlar inte om patentskyddet, utan om produktionskapaciteten. Pfizer/BioNTech behöver exempelvis 280 ingredienser och råmaterial från 86 tillverkare i 19 länder för att tillverka sitt vaccin. Därför är det viktigare att säkra värdekedjorna i produktionen än att bygga fler laboratorier. Dessutom skulle åtgärden frånta läkemedelsindustrin viktiga incitament för framtida investeringar i forskning och utveckling av samhällskritiska mediciner.Vidare anser Centerpartiet att fokus framgent bör vara att häva exportrestriktionerna för vaccin och dess råmaterial, att läkemedelsföretagen hjälper varandra ännu mer med rättigheter och produktion samt att vaccindoser fortsätter att doneras och exporteras globalt. Det var beklagligt att detta tillägg gjordes i en resolution som enbart skulle handla om den globala kampen mot hiv/aids.
2021/05/19
Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems (“Schrems II”) - Case C-311/18 (B9-0267/2021)

Centerpartiet valde att rösta för denna resolution, eftersom vi anser att det är av största prioritet att vi skyddar svenskars och EU-medborgares data och hur denna hanteras. Det är av stor vikt att Irlands dataskyddsmyndighet sätter in fler resurser för att förbättra implementeringen av GDPR, mot bakgrund av att flera ”tech-jättar” har sitt säte i medlemsstaten samt att dessa bolag processar stora mängder data från EU-medborgare.Vidare anser vi det önskvärt att kommissionen höjer sina ambitioner i arbetet att kräva att USA:s dataskyddslagstiftning tangerar EU:s, för att säkra att data används på rätt sätt och att varje EU-medborgares integritet värnas till fullo. Vi anser även att om EU ställer krav på andra tredjeländer att matcha EU:s nivå av dataskyddslagstiftning, är det inte mer än rimligt att man gör så även gentemot USA.
2021/05/20
EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: Bringing nature back into our lives (A9-0179/2021 - César Luena)

För Centerpartiet är biologisk mångfald oerhört viktigt, vilket gör att politiken som föreslås måste vara bra. Tyvärr var en stor del av de politiska förslagen i förslaget till biologisk mångfaldsstrategi inte tillräckligt bra för att vi skulle kunna stötta dem. Strategin har en syn på att all natur i EU har samma behov av natur, även fast naturen ser väldigt olika ut, och mår väldigt olika i hela EU. Dessutom har strategin en väldigt problematisk ansats till det hållbara nordiska skogsbruket samt vill skydda enormt stora ytor utan att i någon större omfattning tala om kompensation till markägare.
2021/06/08
Meeting the Global Covid-19 challenge: effects of waiver of the WTO TRIPS agreement on Covid-19 vaccines, treatment, equipment and increasing production and manufacturing capacity in developing countries (RC-B9-0306/2021, B9-0306/2021, B9-0307/2021, B9-0308/2021, B9-0309/2021, B9-0310/2021, B9-0311/2021)

Den tröga utrullningen av vaccin handlar inte om patentskyddet, utan om produktionskapaciteten. Pfizer/BioNTech behöver exempelvis 280 ingredienser och råmaterial från 86 tillverkare i 19 länder för att tillverka sitt vaccin. Därför är det viktigare att säkra värdekedjorna i produktionen än att bygga fler laboratorier. Dessutom skulle åtgärden frånta läkemedelsindustrin viktiga incitament för framtida investeringar i forskning och utveckling av samhällskritiska mediciner. Vidare anser Centerpartiet att fokus framgent bör vara att häva exportrestriktionerna för vaccin och dess råmaterial, att läkemedelsföretagen hjälper varandra ännu mer med rättigheter och produktion samt att vaccindoser fortsätter att doneras och exporteras globalt. Att värna patent även på vaccin är också en garanti för fortsatta investeringar i forskning och utveckling för att klara framtida pandemier.
2021/06/09
Rule of Law situation in the European Union and the application of the conditionality regulation 2020/2092 (B9-0317/2021, B9-0319/2021, B9-0320/2021)

Centerpartiet har i flera år drivit frågan om att sätta ett demokratilås på EU:s budget, för att värna både europeiska skattebetalare och alla EU-medborgares fri- och rättigheter. Sedan i januari 2021 har det varit möjligt att stoppa EU-stöd till de länder som bryter mot rättsstatens principer, men EU-kommissionen har konsekvent vägrat agera enligt gällande lagstiftning. Därför stod Centerpartiet helhjärtat bakom denna resolution, där Europaparlamentet meddelar att man drar EU-kommissionen inför EU-domstolen p.g.a. passivitet i frågan.
2021/06/10
European Citizens' Initiative "End the cage age" (B9-0296/2021, B9-0302/2021)

För Centerpartiet var det självklart att rösta för initiativet. För oss är det självklart att djur ska ha det bra och leva i miljöer som låter dem uttrycka sina naturliga behov i så stor utsträckning som det bara är möjligt.
2021/06/10
Promoting gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers (A9-0163/2021 - Susana Solís Pérez)

Centerpartiet är positivt till betänkandets ansats och syfte, men vi valde att inte ta ställning i slutomröstningen. Anledningen till detta är att två problematiska tillägg röstades igenom. Det ena tillägget uppmanade alla parter att införa obligatorisk lönetransparens och det andra tillägget handlade om att införa könskvotering. Vi ställer oss inte bakom dessa skrivningar då vi anser att EU-kommissionen inte ska blanda sig i arbetsmarknadsåtgärder och framför allt inte införa bindande åtgärder för små och medelstora företag
2021/06/10
Use of technologies for the processing of data for the purpose of combating online child sexual abuse (temporary derogation from Directive 2002/58/EC) (A9-0258/2020 - Birgit Sippel)

Centerpartiet valde att rösta för den här frågan, då det är väldigt viktigt för oss att skydda barn från att bli utsatta för sexuella övergrepp online. Vi anser inte att den här frågan handlar om huruvida man ska ställa frågan om att skydda barn från att utsättas för sexuella övergrepp online mot att värna den enskildas integritet på internet. Det handlar om att värna barns integritet på internet. Vidare kommer vi dessutom att noga bevaka och följa den här frågan så att implementerandet inte inskränker den enskildes integritet online och relevant dataskyddslagstiftning.
2021/07/06
European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (A9-0222/2021 - Gabriel Mato)

Centerpartiet valde att avstå i omröstningen eftersom vi motsätter oss att stöd ska kunna ges till kapacitetshöjande åtgärder. Att vi valde att inte rösta nej beror på att mängden medel som allokerats för kapacitetshöjande åtgärder har minskat över tid, vilket vi ser som positivt.
2021/07/06
Trade related aspects and implications of COVID-19 (A9-0190/2021 - Kathleen Van Brempt)

EU:s möjlighet att ha beredskap och motståndskraft att bemöta utmaningar såsom pandemier är starkt ihopkopplad med vår öppenhet och handel med omvärlden. Diversifierade värdekedjor gör EU mindre sårbart och bygger välstånd genom specialisering. Detta reflekteras i betänkandet och därför röstade vi för det. Detta trots att det också fanns vissa skrivningar som vi inte ställer oss bakom, såsom att de globala reglerna för patenträtt har orsakat problem för EU:s och världens produktion av vaccin. Centerpartiet stödjer ett starkt regelverk för immaterialrätt och ser dess nytta för fortsatt konkurrenskraft för läkemedelsbolag och deras möjlighet till innovativ forskning som kommer vara avgörande för att ta oss igenom framtida pandemier.
2021/07/06
Old continent growing older - possibilities and challenges related to ageing policy post 2020 (A9-0194/2021 - Beata Szydło)

Centerpartiet har ställt sig bakom betänkandets andemening då det bidrar med viktiga ställningstaganden rörande demografiska utmaningar inom EU. Centerpartiet har inte ställt sig bakom ställningstagande som rör bildandet av nya hälso- och sjukvårdsinitiativ på unionsnivå, inte heller bildandet av en ny vårdgaranti på EU-nivå.
2021/07/07
Review of the macroeconomic legislative framework (A9-0212/2021 - Margarida Marques)

Centerpartiet har ställt sig bakom betänkandets andemening då det på ett välavvägt sätt adresserar viktiga makroekonomiska initiativ i ljuset av covid-19-pandemin. Centerpartiet har inte stöttat bildande av nya gemensamma skuldmekanismer eller permanentande av generösare statsstödsregler samt skuldregimer.
2021/07/08
Objection pursuant to Rule 111(3): Criteria for the designation of antimicrobials to be reserved for the treatment of certain infections in humans (B9-0424/2021)

. – Centerpartiet röstade emot invändningen, och därmed för kommissionens delegerade akt. Detta eftersom vi anser att kommissionen i sitt förslag följer One Health -principen, och därmed på ett bra sätt har sett till människor, djur och miljö. En ansvarsfull antibiotikaanvändning är av största vikt, men att i princip helt förbjuda att ge antibiotika till djur riskerar deras välmående och liv.
2021/09/15
Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (A9-0262/2021 - Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová)

. – Centerpartiet har valt att avstå i slutomröstningen om detta betänkande. Betänkandet tenderar att lägga fram förslag som överskrider EU:s befogenheter, särskilt vad gäller arbetsrättsliga och skattepolitiska avseenden. Centerpartiet delar inte heller betänkandets slutsats att EPSR ska genomsyra den europeiska planeringsterminen samt vara vägledande vad gäller finanspolitiska beslut och riktlinjer.
2021/09/15
Fair working conditions, rights and social protection for platform workers - New forms of employment linked to digital development (A9-0257/2021 - Sylvie Brunet)

. – Centerpartiet har valt att avstå i slutomröstning om detta betänkande. Betänkandet lyfter i flera avseenden fram positiva aspekter av plattformsekonomin. Centerpartiet ställer sig däremot inte bakom förslag om att harmonisera arbetsrättsliga definitioner såsom arbetstagarbegreppet. Det är viktigt att medlemsstaterna ges möjlighet att själva identifiera en väg för att säkra rättvisa arbetsvillkor utifrån respektive lands rättstraditioner.
2021/09/15
Plans and actions to accelerate a transition to innovation without the use of animals in research, regulatory testing and education (RC-B9-0425/2021, B9-0425/2021, B9-0426/2021, B9-0427/2021, B9-0428/2021, B9-0429/2021, B9-0432/2021)

. – Centerpartiet vill, där det är möjligt, se en så snabb utfasning som möjligt av djurförsök. Att testa produkter på djur, även när det finns fullgoda alternativ, är inget EU ska göra.
2021/09/15
Situation in Afghanistan (RC-B9-0455/2021, B9-0433/2021, B9-0453/2021, B9-0455/2021, B9-0458/2021, B9-0459/2021, B9-0460/2021, B9-0462/2021)

. – Centerpartiet valde att rösta emot delar av punkt 51. Detta eftersom delar av denna punkt berörde frågan om en gemensam försvarsunion. Centerpartiet står inte bakom förslaget att införa en gemensam försvarsunion. I stället anser vi att Sverige bör gå med i Nato, och att ett europeiskt försvarssamarbete främst ska ske inom ramen för Nato-samarbetet.
2021/09/16
Farm to Fork Strategy (A9-0271/2021 - Anja Hazekamp, Herbert Dorfmann)

Jord till bord-strategin lägger vägen för en mer hållbar livsmedelssektor. Det är en viktigt strategi som bland annat innehåller skarpa skrivningar om minskat antibiotikaanvändande, en försiktigt positivitet gentemot nya växtförädlingsmetoder samt krav på höjd djurvälfärd över hela unionen. Centerpartiet anser inte att vi ska ha krav på bindande reduktion av gödningsmedel och växtskyddsmedel, vilket föreslås i strategin. Vi har markerat mot detta i alla omröstningar samt fått igenom att de föreslagna reduktionerna ska utgå från medlemsstaterna tidigare gjorda reduktioner. Detta är väldigt viktigt för Sverige, då vi redan gjort stora reduktioner.
2021/10/19
Protecting workers from asbestos (A9-0275/2021 - Nikolaj Villumsen)

Centerpartiet har tagit ställning för betänkandets slutsatser, att arbetet på europeisk nivå med att minska asbesthalterna måste intensifieras. Centerpartiet välkomnar betänkandets fokus på en förbättrad arbetsmiljö för europeiska arbetstagare, att arbetet måste följa beprövad vetenskap och inte leda till kostnadsdrivande åtgärder utan positiva resultat.
2021/10/19
General budget of the European Union for the financial year 2022 - all sections (A9-0281/2021 - Karlo Ressler, Damian Boeselager)

Europaparlamentets förslag till EU:s budget för 2020 innehåller viktiga ökningar av insatser för att nå klimatmålen och förbereda för ökade målsättningar vad gäller satsningar på klimatinvesteringar. Jag beklagar att budgeten inte är mer restriktiv på andra utgiftsområden, och Centerpartiet står inte bakom skrivningar som hänvisar till införandet av flera nya egna resurser för att finansiera EU:s budget framöver. Därför valde Centerpartiet att avstå i slutomröstningen.
2021/10/20
Pandora Papers: implications on the efforts to combat money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance (B9-0527/2021, RC B9-0530/2021, B9-0530/2021, B9-0531/202)

Centerpartiet har tagit ställning för betänkandet och dess politiska inriktning, att genom ökat samarbete mellan medlemsstater förhindra illegala skatteupplägg och skattesmitning. Centerpartiet anser fortsatt att frågor som rör skatter ska beslutas på medlemsstatsnivå.
2021/10/21
2019 Discharge: European Border and Coast Guard Agency (A9-0270/2021 - Ryszard Czarnecki)

Centerpartiet röstade nej till att ge Frontex ansvarsfrihet för verksamhetsåret 2019. Detta då vi anser att myndigheten inte har gjort nog för att försäkra sig om att så kallade pushbacks av asylsökande inte kommer att ske igen samt att man inte arbetat snabbt nog för att anställa de tjänstemän som har i uppgift att bevaka att de fundamentala rättigheterna inom unionen skyddas och genomsyrar hela myndighetsutövandet. Sammanfattningsvis så har vi väldigt svårt att se att Frontex har gjort nog hittills för att förbättra sitt interna arbete och för att det ska ske i samklang med EU:s värderingar. Därför kunde vi inte, med respekt mot våra medborgare, rösta för detta denna gång.
2021/10/21

Written questions (36)

Illegal use of Schengen information system database by UK authorities
2019/09/03
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Rule of law infringement in the UK
2019/09/04
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UK authorities’ concealed failure to alert the EU to 75 000 criminal convictions
2020/01/21
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Alleged 'LGBTI-free zones' in Poland
2020/03/04
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Abuse of power by Slovak data protection authority and threat to investigative journalism
2020/03/11
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Tracking apps during the coronavirus crisis
2020/04/28
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The situation of LGBTQI people in Uganda during the coronavirus crisis
2020/05/13
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Human rights risks in the mineral supply chains of ICT and electronic products
2020/06/16
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Violence against migrants by police and border forces in Croatia and inconsistent spending of EU funds
2020/06/22
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Killings of LGBTI people in Iraq
2020/07/03
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The need for a gender impact assessment on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on gender equality
2020/07/10
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Iron ore pellets in the EU Emissions Trading System
2020/07/13
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Mass arrest of LGBTI activists in Poland
2020/09/01
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Bahraini death row inmates
2020/09/02
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Call for the release of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh
2020/09/08
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The Commission must act to combat racism in the EU
2020/09/14
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Use of qualified-majority voting on migration policy
2020/09/14
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Pakistan motorway case
2020/09/28
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Prosecution of NGOs in Greece
2020/10/07
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Task Force on Equality
2020/10/12
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Hate speech against LGBTI persons by Polish governmental officials
2020/10/13
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Killings of LGBTI people in Iraq – follow-up
2020/10/13
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Inappropriate terms used by Eurostat
2020/10/13
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Vans inciting hate speech against LGBTI persons in Poland
2020/10/14
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Entrenched discrimination against Afghan girls with disabilities
2020/10/30
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The situation of abortion rights in Poland
2020/10/30
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Frontex’s alleged involvement in illegal asylum pushbacks
2020/11/03
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Will the Commission take action to stop the spread of LGBTQ-free zones?
2020/11/19
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Recently proposed bills in Hungary infringing on the rights of LGBTI persons
2020/11/26
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State aid Temporary Framework and support for small and medium-sized enterprises
2020/11/26
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How will the Commission ensure that corruption does not increase during the coronavirus crisis?
2021/01/28
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Restrictions on the movement of migrants at the Bosnian border with the EU
2021/02/01
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What is the Commission doing to guarantee press freedom in the EU?
2021/02/17
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What tools does the VP/HR have to stop sexual violence in Tigray?
2021/02/19
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The concerning state of democracy in Tigray
2021/06/16
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Use of acoustic cannons against migrants and asylum seekers in Greece
2021/06/17
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Amendments (969)

Amendment 1 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital -A (new)
-A. whereas the eradication of poverty is one of the priorities of the EU, enshrined in Article 3 TEU, Article 34 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan headline target, reflecting the EU's commitment to combat poverty in its policies;
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 15 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas the COVID-19 crisis has had a severe impact on labour income and wealth and is halting improvements in AROPE; whereas support measures have cushioned the negative effects of the crisis in the short ruwomen are more at risk of COVID-19 contamination due to their overrepresentation in essential frontline and more exposed occupations; whereas the pandemic disproportionately affects them in the socio-economic sphere, deepens existing discrimination and results in even more inequalities between women and men in the labour market, considering that women are more at risk of unemployment or reducing their working hours as a result of the health crisis and resulting care responsibilities; whereas support measures have cushioned the negative effects of the crisis in the short run; whereas the full economic, employment and social consequences of the pandemic are still unknown;
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 24 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas, according to Eurostat, the risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU was higher for women than for men (22.9 % compared with 20.9 %) in 2020; whereas in the same year there were 96.5 million people in the EU at risk of poverty or social exclusion and that was equivalent to 21.9% of the EU population1a; whereas the poverty rate among working women could decrease if women were paid equally to men; _________________ 1ahttps://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics- explained/index.php?title=Living_conditi ons_in_Europe_- _poverty_and_social_exclusion#Key_findi ngs3
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 25 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C b (new)
Cb. whereas according to the recent data from the European Institute for Gender Equality only 62,5% of the women in the EU are employed, compared to 72,8% of men 2a; whereas the participation of women in the labour market has grown in the last decades but several gender gaps still exist; whereas in 2019 women's gross hourly earnings were on average 14,1% below those of men in the EU 3a; whereas women in the EU aged over 65 received a pension that was on average 29% lower than of men 4a and effective actions are needed to close the gender employment, care, pay and pension gaps; _________________ 2ahttps://eige.europa.eu/gender- statistics/dgs/indicator/ta_wrklab_lab_em plrate_gen__lfst_r_ergau/bar/year:2020/g eo:EU28,EU27_2020,EU15,EA19,BE,BG ,CZ,DK,DE,EE,IE,EL,ES,FR,HR,IT,CY, LV,LT,LU,HU,MT,NL,AT,PL,PT,RO,SI, SK,FI,SE,UK,IS,NO,CH,ME,MK,RS,TR/ age:Y15- 64/unit:PC/deg_urb:TOTAL/sex:M,W 3ahttps://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics- explained/index.php?title=Gender_pay_g ap_statistics 4a https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/en/web/prod ucts-eurostat-news/-/ddn-20210203-1
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 31 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital D
D. whereas women, who constitute 76% of the healthcare workers in the EU5a, are over- represented among frontline workers, in non-standard forms of work, and in the hardest-hit sectors and among frontline workers in healthcare; whereas more women than men are in occupations that can be carried out remotely;by the pandemic; _________________ 5ahttps://eige.europa.eu/covid-19-and- gender-equality/essential-workers
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 39 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital E
E. whereas across the EU women receive disproportionately lower earnings than men; whereas low pay and low career prospects are barriers to achieving equal economic independence for women and men and can lead to higher risks of poverty and social exclusion; whereas non- discriminative remuneration is an essential requisite for women; whereas women's economic empowerment is key to achieve gender equality and combat women's poverty;
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 46 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas the digital and the green transition require action to ensure that no one is left behind; whereas women are under-represented at all levels in the digital and STEM sectors in Europe and work less, compared with the men, in innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence;
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 51 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital E b (new)
Eb. whereas gender equality in the labour market is an important instrument for eliminating poverty among women that benefits not only women but the economy as a whole with a positive impact on GDP, employment levels and productivity; whereas improving gender equality would lead to an increase in EU GDP per capita by 6,1 to 9,6% and an additional 10.5 million jobs which would benefit both women and men by 20501a; _________________ 1ahttps://eige.europa.eu/gender- mainstreaming/policy-areas/economic- and-financial-affairs/economic-benefits- gender-equality
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 57 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital E c (new)
Ec. whereas investing in policies to support women also improves their families' living conditions, in particular those of their children; whereas eradicating child poverty is included in Principle 11 of the European Pillar of Social Rights;
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 59 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital E d (new)
Ed. whereas women, especially living in rural areas, often have limited access to education, training and digital skills improvement programmes that are essential for both transitions, providing them with the opportunity to continue their professional life successfully; whereas education, vocational training and lifelong learning are at utmost importance for all;
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 63 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Calls for an overarching European anti-poverty strategy, with ambitious targets for reducing poverty and a focus on breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty risks; stresses the importance of ensuring an intersectional approach so that all women, including those from minority and vulnerable groups, benefit from its objectives and actions;
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 76 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to improve opportunities for the women in the labour market and to reduce the burden of women by ensuring affordable and quality care and services for people with disabilities, the elderly and other dependants; calls on the Commission and the Member States to adequately fund affordable public services and social infrastructure, as this would allow more women to participate in the labour market and would also contribute to reducing the risk of women falling into poverty; stresses the role of the social partners, in efforts to improve gender employment, pay and pension gaps;
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 120 #

2021/2170(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to submit initiatives to promote women’s empowerment through education, vocational training and lifelong learning, as well as access to finance, female entrepreneurship and women’s representation in future-oriented sectors with a view to ensuring access to high- quality employment; calls on the Member States to implement policies that contribute to the skilling, up-skilling and re-skilling of women, especially with regard to the green and digital transitions; calls for greater promotion of STEM subjects, digital education, artificial intelligence and financial literacy in order to ensure that more women enter these sectors and contribute to their development.
2021/12/08
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 1 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 2
— having regard to Article 231 (1), 23 and 33 (2) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union,
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 9 #

2021/2080(INI)

— having regard to the study entitled `The Professional Status of Rural Women in the EU´ published by the Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs in its Directorate- General for Internal Policies in May 2019,
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 10 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 b (new)
— having regard to the study entitled `Enhancing Women’s Economic Empowerment through Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership in OECD Countries´ published by the OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs in 2014,
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 12 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 1 d (new)
— having regard to Chapter 2 of the study entitled `The Missing Entrepreneurs 2019: Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship´ published by the OECD in December 2019,
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 24 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas women are the largest untapped entrepreneurial and leadership potential in Europe; whereas female entrepreneurs and self-employed are an under-utilised source of economic growth and, job creation and innovation potential; whereas supporting this group canwould strengthen EU competitiveness;
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 40 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas women face more difficulties in pursuing entrepreneurship than men; whereas barriers include a lack of specific training, a lower level of self- confidence, less access to social and business networks and difficulties in reconciling work and family life and an increase in unpaid care work;
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 54 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas data shows that women entreprespite receiving lower financial backing women-led businesses outperform in capital productivity by 96%8a; _________________ 8aWomen in VC, Experior Veneturs generate more revenue despite receiving lower financial backing;e Fund and Unvconventional, 2021. Funding in the CEE Region Through the Lens of Gender Diversity and Positive Impact.
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 58 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H
H. whereas only 10 % of business angels in Europe are women9 and only 10 % all senior positions in private equity and venture capital firms globally10 are occupied by women; whereas several studies show that investment managers tend to provide capital toand to hire those who are similar to themselves; whereas developing the ecosystem is key to improvinga gender-balanced financial ecosystem is fundamental to create both the necessary funding conditions sustainably for women-led companies and creating a reliable network of female investorsand the essential network of female investors for women-led companies to thrive; _________________ 9EBAN, Statistics Compendium – European Early Stage Market Statistics, EBAN, Brussels, 2019. 10International Finance Corporation, Moving Towards Gender Balance in Private Equity and Venture Capital, International Finance Corporation, Washington DC, 2019.
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 63 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H b (new)
H b. whereas the lack of women in decision-making roles at VC firms have been found to be one of the primary sources of the persistent funding gap for women-driven enterprises in the EU12a; _________________ 12a European Commission, 2020. Gender Smart Financing. Investing In and With Women: Opportunities for Europe. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 64 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H c (new)
H c. whereas one of the main causes for the persistent funding gap for women- driven enterprises in the EU is that women are less likely than men to seek external funding such as bank loans, venture capital or funding from state programmes, and instead resort to self- funding through personal savings or funding from family members13a; _________________ 13a OECD, 2021. The Missing Entrepreneurs - Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. Paris: OECD Publishing.
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 65 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital I
I. whereas six Member States have created 11 private funds to fill the gap in funding for female entrepreneurs and these funds use gender considerations in their investment criteria; whereas some of these funds have received national or EU support, which shows the important role of public policies in promoting entrepreneurship11 ; _________________ 11Eurofound, Female entrepreneurship: Public and private funding, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2019.
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 74 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K a (new)
K a. whereas the European Network of Female Entrepreneurship Ambassadors so far has organised more than 650 national meetings, reached over 61,000 would-be women entrepreneurs; whereas its ambassadors have supported the creation of more than 250 new women-led enterprises as well as several more networking and business support clubs for women 13a; _________________ 13a https://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/supporti ng-entrepreneurship/women- entrepreneurs/support-tools-and- networks-women_en
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 78 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K a (new)
K a. whereas in the 2014-2018 period the median annual income for full-time entrepreneurs was equal for men and women13a; _________________ 13a OECD, 2019. The Missing Entrepreneurs - Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. Paris: OECD Publishing.
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 80 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K c (new)
K c. whereas women are more likely than men to report flexible working hours as their motivation to engage in entrepreneurship and self-employment14a; whereas female entrepreneurship and self-employment can be a valuable instrument to reconcile work and personal life; _________________ 14a OECD, 2019. The Missing Entrepreneurs - Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. Paris: OECD Publishing.
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 85 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K h (new)
K h. whereas only 34% of managerial positions in the EU are held by women18a; whereas previous experience in management positions provides individuals with the necessary skills and confidence to engage in business ownership19a; _________________ 18aEurostat, 2020. Women in Management. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 19aFoss, L., Henry, C., Ahl, H. and Mikalsen, G., 2019. Women’s entrepreneurship policy research: a 30- year review of the evidence. Small Business Economics, 53(2), pp.409-429.
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 86 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K i (new)
K i. whereas the employment opportunities of women in rural areas are worse than those of men in rural areas and of women in urban areas in the EU; whereas the share of self-employed women in rural areas is slightly higher than that in total areas; whereas 30% of farms in the EU are run by women20a; _________________ 20aEuropean Parliament, 2019. The professional status of rural women in the EU. Brussels: Policy Department for Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs.
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 131 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6 b. Calls on Member States and the Commission to further increase awareness of support policies among women entrepreneurs and to decrease bureaucratic difficulty in accessing programs aimed at fostering entrepreneurship;
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 139 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Encourages Member States and regional and local authorities to make use of the existing European Structural Funds to target and promote female entrepreneurs and self-employed women;
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 181 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Highlights the importance of work- life balance for women entrepreneurs and self-employed; calls on Member States to support social frameworks, such as flexible childcare and opportunities for parental leave, that are essential to encouraging and enabling more women to take part in entrepreneurship; emphasises that further enabling and improving women’s possibilities to enter into entrepreneurship can play a vital role in closing the gender pay gap for Member States; welcomes actions already taken by Member States on this matter; recognises national differences in social policy and respect for subsidiarity;
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 182 #

2021/2080(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Highlights the importance of work- life balance for women entrepreneurs and self-employed; recognises that female entrepreneurship and self-employment provides the flexibility to achieve a better work-life balance; calls on the Member States to support social frameworks, such asand on regional and local authorities to support social frameworks, such as an increase in childcare provision and the supply of more flexible childcare, that are essential to encouraging more women to take part in entrepreneurship; welcomes actions already taken by Member States on this matter; recognises national differences in social policy and respect for subsidiarity;
2021/12/08
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 6 #

2021/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Regrets the Commission’s intention to develop guidelines for the application of the Regulation; Reiterates that the application of the Rule of Law Conditionality Regulation cannot be subject to the adoption of guidelines, and urges the Commission to avoid any further delay in its application;
2021/06/18
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 8 #

2021/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Notes that after the Commission has begun to draft guidelines on the application of the Regulation; requests that, if the Commission deems such guidelines necessary, Parliament be consulted prior to their adopdecided to preprare the Guidelines the Parliament in its resolution of 25 March 2021 on the application of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2092, the rule-of-law conditionality mechanism requested the Commission to submit the guidelines by 1 June 2021 the latest; regrets that the Commission has handed over the draft guidelines on the application of the Regulation with 2 weeks delay; is of the opinion that the draft guidelines in its current form do not contain any additional information, which could contribute to the proper application of the regulation; concludes therefore that the Commission’s guidelines are partof its delaying tactic of the application of the regulation;
2021/06/18
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 13 #

2021/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Deplores the time wasted by the Commission since the entry into force of the Regulation; urges the Commission to act without any further delay in the application of the Regulation and to investigate swiftly and thoroughly any potential breaches of the principles of the rule of law in the Member States that affect or seriously risk affecting the sound financial management of the Union budget or the protection of the financial interests of the Union in a sufficiently direct way; reiterates that the situation in some Member States already warrants immediate investigation under the Regulation;
2021/06/18
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 14 #

2021/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2 b. Is strongly of the opinion that the Parliament has to continue its necessary preparations for potential court proceedings under Article 265 of the TFEU against the Commission; is of the opinion that non-action or slow action by the Commission is a strong political signal not only to the European institutions and the Member States but also to the European citizens;
2021/06/18
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 21 #

2021/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Considers that the Commission’s annual Rule of Law report constitutes an objective, impartial, fair, and qualitative assessment of breaches of the principles of rule of law; believes that where the conclusions of the annual reports highlight individual or systemic breaches of the rule of law which affect or seriously risk affecting the sound financial management of the Union budget or the protection of the financial interests of the Union in a sufficiently direct way, they should be directly linked to the triggering of the Conditionality Mechanism; calls on the Commission to clarify a methodology to create a clear and direct link, when relevant, between the annual reports and the Conditionality Mechanism;
2021/06/18
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 27 #

2021/2071(INI)

3 b. Highlights that civil society, including independent NGOs and citizens, is at the forefront to identify potential breaches of the rule of law at local and national level, and should therefore be involved in their reporting; calls on the Commission to establish, in the guidelines, an efficient, user-friendly, and easily accessible online one-stop shop for citizens and civil society to report both fraud and corruption cases related to EU Funds, as well as individual or systemic breaches in their Member State, guaranteeing anonymity and leading, where deemed relevant by its services, to further investigations by the OLAF, the EPPO or the Commission;
2021/06/18
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 30 #

2021/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3 c. Recalls that the Regulation provides a clear definition of the rule of law, which must be understood in relation to the other values of the Union, including fundamental rights and non- discrimination; is of the opinion that state-sponsored discrimination against minorities has a direct impact on the projects on which Member States decide or not to spend EU money, and therefore directly affects the protection of the financial interests of the Union;
2021/06/18
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 32 #

2021/2071(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 d (new)
3 d. Believes that transparency is essential to foster the confidence of Member States and citizens in the Conditionality Mechanism:points out that each step of the procedure of the Regulation should therefore be taken in a fully transparent way; Calls therefore on the Commission to set-up the transparency rules and principles that it will apply when triggering the Conditionality Mechanism;
2021/06/18
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 34 #

2021/2035(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 15
– having regard to its resolution of 21 January 2021 on the EU Strategy for Gender Equality5 and to the European Commission's Gender Equality Strategy for 2020-2025, _________________ 5 Texts adopted, P9_TA(2021)0025.
2021/06/08
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 46 #

2021/2035(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 15 c (new)
– having regard to its resolution of 1 February 2021 89 on the implementation of Directive 2011/36/EU on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims and to the European Commission's Strategy on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings (2021-2025),
2021/06/08
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 53 #

2021/2035(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 18 a (new)
– having regard to the Commission communication of 12 November 2020 entitled “Union of Equality: LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025",
2021/06/08
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 74 #

2021/2035(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas the impact of the COVID- 19 crisis resulted in a dramatic increase in domestic and gender-based violence, including physical violence, psychological violence and online violence, with a 60 % increase in emergency calls from women subjected to violence by their intimate partner reported among World Health Organization Europe Member States;
2021/06/08
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 120 #

2021/2035(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
Fa. whereas the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Council of Europe Istanbul Convention), the most comprehensive instrument to counter violence against women in Europe, was opened for signature 10 years ago, but has not yet been ratified by all EU Member States nor acceded to by the EU;
2021/06/08
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 184 #

2021/2035(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Stresses that the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the ‘Istanbul Convention’) remains the international standard and a key tool for the eradication of gender- based violence by following a holistic and coordinated approach that places the rights of the victim at the centre and addresses the issues from a wide range of perspectives; reiterates its call to conclude the EU’s ratification of the Istanbul Convention on the basis of a broad accession, and to advocate its ratification by Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia; calls on the Member States to take into account the recommendations by GREVIO and to improve legislation to bring it more into line with the Istanbul Convention’s provisions in order to ensure proper implementation and enforcement;
2021/06/08
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 330 #

2021/2035(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Stresses that gender-based violence is a serious crime and a widespread violation of fundamental rights in the Union which needs to be addressed with greater efficiency and determination on a common basis; stresses that gender-based violence is the result of a patriarchal society that has a cross-border dimension; points, in particular, at the growing anti- gender, anti-lgbtiq and anti-women movements, which are well organised and have a cross-border nature;
2021/06/08
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 340 #

2021/2035(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 d (new)
16d. Calls on the Member States to implement effectively the Anti-Trafficking Directive 2011/36/EU and to adopt specific measures to address violence against women and gender inequality as root causes of trafficking; welcomes the commitment of the Commission to revise the directive, to improve measures for the prevention and prosecution of all forms of trafficking, especially for sexual exploitation as the most prevalent and reported area of THB impacting 92 % of trafficked women and girls in Europe; calls, furthermore, on the Commission to amend the directive with a view to ensuring that Member States explicitly criminalise the knowing use of all services provided by victims of trafficking;
2021/06/08
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 356 #

2021/2035(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Requests that the Commission submit, on the basis of the third subparagraph of Article 83(1) TFEU, a proposal for a Council decision identifying gender-based violence as a new area of crime, following the recommendations set out in the Annex hereto and requests the Commission to use that new area of crime as a legal basis for a holistic dand victim- centred EU Directive to prevent and combat all forms of gender- based violence;
2021/06/08
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 369 #

2021/2035(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Calls on the Commission to propose a directive on gender-based violence that implements the standards of the Istanbul Convention and includes the following elements: prevention, including through gender-sensitive education programming directed at both girls and boys, and empowerment of women and girls; support services and protection measures for survivors; combating all forms of gender-based violence, including violations of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, online violence and sexual exploitation and abuse; and minimum standards for law enforcement;
2021/06/08
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 465 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1
This Directive lays down minimum requirements to strengthenestablishes a framework to promote the application of the principle of equal pay between men and women for equal work or work of equal value enshrined in Article 157 TFEU and the prohibition of discrimination laid down in Article 4 of Directive 2006/54/EC, in particular through pay transparency and reinforced enforcement mechanisms.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 472 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1
1. This Directive shall gradually appliesy to employers in the public and private sectors.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 479 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 2
2. This Directive applies to all workers who have an employment contract or employment relationship as defined by law, collective agreements and/or practice in force in each Member State with consideration to the case-law of the Court of Justice.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 503 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point g
(g) ‘category of workers’ means workers performing the same work or work of equal value grouped by the workers’ employer based on criteria as laid down in Article 4 of this Directive and specified by the employer concernedwho are grouped by the workers’ employer with respect to applicable law, collective agreement or other provisions in each Member State with regard to workers performing the same work or work of equal value;
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 540 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 4 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that employers have pay structures in place ensuring that women and men are paid equally for the same work or work of equal value. performed at the same employer
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 554 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 4 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall take the necessary measures ensuring that tools or methodologies are established to assess andogether with social partners take appropriate measures ensuring adequate guidance to assess and when possible compare the value of work in line with the criteria set out in this Article. These tools or methodologierecommendations may include gender-neutral job evaluation and classification systems.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 567 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 4 – paragraph 3
3. The tools or methodologies shall allow assessingAn overall assessment according to this guidance, in regard to the value of work, whether workers are in a comparable situation, on the basis of objective criteria which shallmay include educational, professional and training requirements, skills, effort and responsibility, work undertaken and the nature of the tasks involved or similar criteria laid down by national law or by collective agreement. They shall not contain or be based on criteria which are based, whether directly or indirectly, on workers’ sex.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 624 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 6 – paragraph 1
The employer shall make easily accessible to its workers a description of the criteria used to determine pay levels and career progression for workers. These criteria shall be gender-neutral.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 641 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 1
1. Workers shall have the right to receive information on their individual pay level and the average pay levelspay gap and median pay gap, broken down by sex, for categories of workers doing the same work as them or work of equal value to theirin the employer´s operations, in accordance with paragraphs 3 and 4.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 655 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 7 – paragraph 3
3. Employers shall provide the information referred to in paragraph 1 within a reasonable period of time upon a worker’s request. The information shall be provided only if it does not reveal information about wage levels of an individual worker and in accessible formats for workers with disabilities upon their request.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 678 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. EMember States shall introduce adequate measures, with regard to national labour market traditions, to ensure that employers with at least 250 workers shall provide the followingmonitor and provide information concerning their organisation, in accordance with paragraphs 2, 3, and 5:pay gap between female and male workers for different categories of workers that conducts the same work as them or work of equal value for the same employer.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 763 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 5
5. The employer shall provide the information referred to in paragraph 1, point (g) to all workers and their union representatives, as well as to the monitoring body referred to in paragraph 6. It shall provide it to the labour inspectorate and the equality body upon their request. Thor to the trade union with which the employer have entered into collective agreement with. The employer shall upon request, provide information fromto the previous four years,monitoring body ifn available, shall also be provided upon requestccordance to Article 26.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 917 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 16 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall take the appropriate measures, in accordance with their national judicial systems, to ensure that, when workers who consider themselves wronged because the principle of equal pay has not been applied to them, establish before a court or other competent authority, facts from which it may be presumed that there has been direct or indirect discrimination, it shall be for the defendant to prove that there has been no direct or indirect discrimination in relation to pay.;
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 919 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 16 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall ensure that, in any legal or administrative proceedings concerning direct or indirect discrimination, where an employer failed to comply with any of the rights or obligations related to pay transparency set out in Articles 5 through 9 of this Directive, it shall be for the employer to prove that there has been no such discrimination.;
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 940 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 18 – paragraph 3
3. Member States shall ensure that the limitation periods for bringing claims are set at three years at leastin accordance with national labour market practice and established case law.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 959 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 19 – paragraph 1
Claimants who prevail on a pay discrimination claim shall have the right to recover from the defendant, in addition to any other damages, reasonable legal and experts’ fees and costs. Defendants who prevail on a pay discrimination claim shall not have the right to recover any legal and experts’ fees from the claimant(s) and costs, unless the claim was brought in bad faith, was clearly frivolous or where such non-recovery is considered manifestly unreasonable under the specific circumstances of the case.;
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 1071 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 30 – title
Implementation and deviations through collective agreements
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 1072 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 30 – paragraph 1
Member States may entrust the social partners with the implementation of this Directive, where the social partners jointly request to do so, provided that Member States take all the necessary steps to ensure that the results sought by this Directive are guaranteed at all times. Member States may allow social partners to establish, negotiate, conclude and apply collective agreement in accordance to national law and labour market traditions or relevant case law that establishes rules concerning information about wage setting that deviates from [Articles 5 to 9] in this Directive or regulations concerning limitation periods in Article 18.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 1075 #

2021/0050(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 31 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall bring into force the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive by [twofour years after the entry into force]. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.
2021/10/26
Committee: EMPLFEMM
Amendment 24 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 a (new)
— Whereas 23 million non-EU nationals were legally resident in EU Member States in 2020, some 5, 1% of the EU total population,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 25 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 b (new)
— Whereas there are currently around 3.1 million EU long-term resident permits; Whereas 7.1 million long-term residence permits were issued under Member States’ national legislation,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 28 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 c (new)
— whereas the low issuance rate of long-term resident permits indicates a need to improve its attractiveness, which could be achieved by a revision of the directive clarifying the advantages of holding an EU long-term residence permit and approximating national legislative schemes,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 29 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 d (new)
— Whereas Article 79(1)of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union states that “The Union shall develop a common immigration policy aimed at ensuring, at all stages, the efficient management of migration flows, fair treatment of third-country nationals residing legally in Member States, and the prevention of, and enhanced measures to combat, illegal immigration and trafficking in human beings”,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 30 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 e (new)
— Whereas the main findings of the Commission’s fitness check on legal migration highlighted effective legal migration policies being key in the management of migratory flows,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 31 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 f (new)
— Whereas the same fitness check clearly stated that the current EU rules on legal migration has had limited impact in relation to attracting the skills and talents needed for the EU labour market and economy, as well as pointing out that the current legal framework is “fragmented and presents a number of gaps, as well as implementation problems”,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 32 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 g (new)
— Whereas according to the European Commission Report on the Impact of Demographic Change from 2020, the median age of the EU27 is at 44 years today, has been increasing for several years and will continue to do so for at least the coming two decades,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 33 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 h (new)
— Whereas this implies that long- term, the EU will face a growing share of the population consisting of citizens being 65+ years old in the coming decades, while the share representing the working age population is projected to decrease during the same time period,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 34 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 i (new)
— Whereas the mismatch of skills on the EU Member States’ labour markets’ has proven very costly for the European Union, causing its economy to lose over 2% of productivity per year according to a study from the European Economic and Social Committee from 2018; whereas the same report states that the mismatch occurs on all skill levels -ranging from cooks and truck drivers to medical doctors and teachers; Whereas this report asserts that the current legislative schemes are insufficient in ensuring that the European Union remains economically competitive in both short-, medium and long-term, as well as meeting the demands of the Member States’ labour markets,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 35 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 j (new)
— Whereas the creation of additional legal pathways on an EU level could help to provide EU Member States with a tool to properly face these demographic challenges, as well as meeting demands of the labour markets that cannot be met by the domestic workforce and enhance the matching of skills on the labour markets,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 36 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 k (new)
— Whereas according to a publication from the Commission on 24 April 2020, an average of 13 % of keyworkers for societies are immigrants in the EU; whereas this shows that they played a crucial role in the EU's ability to handle the COVID-19 pandemic,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 37 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 l (new)
— Whereas Commissioner Ylva Johansson stated on the occasion of the launch event of the talent partnerships on June 11th 2021 that the Commission’s strategic objective is to replace irregular migration with legal pathways,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 38 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 m (new)
— Whereas the EU is one of the main investors in developing human capital in neighbouring countries,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 39 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 n (new)
— Whereas the renewed European Partnership for Integration with social and economic partners looks into expanding the future cooperation to the area of labour migration,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 40 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 o (new)
— Whereas an adequate implementation of the existing legislation on labour migration is equally important to proposing new legislation,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 41 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 p (new)
— Whereas several EU Member States have already entered into successful partnerships with third countries to create a legal pathway for labour migration, as well as matching labour market demands on a smaller scale through pilot projects; Whereas talent partnerships should build upon positive lessons learned from these projects,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 42 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 q (new)
— Whereas the partnership frameworks between EU Member States and third countries can serve as a crucial tool in the acceleration of the mutual recognition of skills and qualifications of legal labour migrants,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 43 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 r (new)
— Whereas the Single Permit Directive, adopted in 2011, has the facilitation of application procedures for a combined work and residence permit and equal treatment as its two main objectives; whereas the evaluation of the Directive under the Fitness Check on legal migration and its implementation report identified a number of shortcomings with regard to the achievement of those objectives; whereas to address those shortcomings, the 2020 Commission Pact on Migration and Asylum announced a number of new initiatives, including a revision of the Single permit Directive,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 44 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 s (new)
— Whereas Directive 2009/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council provides sanctions and measures that can be used against employers exploiting illegally staying third country nationals who are working; whereas third country nationals who have entered the EU legally can also be exploited and should benefit from the same level of protection,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 45 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 t (new)
— Whereas the direct link between a legally staying third country national’s right of residence and his or her employer exposes them to potential labour exploitation; whereas there has been calls to phase out these permits and instead to allow legally staying third country nationals to change employers without losing their work permits,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 46 #

2020/2255(INL)

— Whereas the European Labour Authority has strengthened its cross- border operational capacity to support and strengthen national labour inspectorates and authorities, as well as social partners, in order to promote fair labour mobility and tackle cross-border fraud and abuse,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 47 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 v (new)
— Whereas visa measures can act as a positive incentive in the engagement with third countries; whereas the EU has recently revised the Visa Code and made additional efforts on visa facilitation with third countries as part of a comprehensive approach to migration policy outlined in the New Pact on Migration and Asylum,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 48 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 47 w (new)
— Whereas the European Union is in the process of a post-pandemic economic recovery; Whereas improved legislative schemes on legal labour migration are a decisive factor for the economic recovery of the European Union,
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 128 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Notes that the objective of Directive 2011/98/EU to simplify and harmonise the rules concerning permits currently applicable in the Member States and promote equal treatment has not been fully achieved with some of the provisions being implemented in different ways across the Union; requests the Commission to take the necessary steps to ensure that the Member States implement that Directive fully; further considers that thate Directive should be amended to allowrequire that applications for a single permit tomay be lodged both from within both a Member State and from a third country, and, in order to further simplify and harmonise the rules, to clearly regulate the procedure for obtaining an entry visa so as to avoid applicants having to submit the documents needed to obtain a single permit twice, and to reduce dependency of workers and risk of exploitation; calls on the Commission to include such amendments in its proposal;
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 211 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – Recommendation 5 – title
Recommendation 5 (on the simplification and improvement of Directive 2011/98/EU)
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 216 #

2020/2255(INL)

Motion for a resolution
Annex I – Recommendation 5 – indent 1
- The European Parliament is of the view that procedures with respect to Directive 2011/98/EU should be further harmonised for that Directive to be fully efficient, therefore considers that the legislative act to be adopted should amend that Directive in order to allowrequire that applications for a single permit tomay be lodged both from within the territory of a Member State and from a third country, while engaging both the Member States and the third countries in a system that sharesthe exchange of information on, and coordinates with respect to,ion of the applications lodged, in full compliance with EU data protection standards. The European Parliament moreover calls for, inter alia, the clear regulation and streamlining of the procedure for applying for an entry visa in order to avoid applicants having to submit the documents needed to obtaining a single permit twice, and also requestsks the Commission to propose changes that would alleviate the difficulties facing third-country national holding work permits when changing employment, thus making the permit holder too dependent on the employeranalyse and reduce the administrative requirements and inefficiencies in permit procedures which prevent pathways from responding to real labour market needs.
2021/09/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 41 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 16 a (new)
- having regard to the report of the Council of Europe’s Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of 18 October 2017 on promoting the human rights of and eliminating discrimination against intersex people,
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 43 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 16 b (new)
- having regard to the report of the Council of Europe’s Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of 22 April 2015 on discrimination against transgender people in Europe,
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 55 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 25 a (new)
- having regard to its resolution of 14 February 2019 on the rights of intersex people;1a _________________ 1a Texts adopted, P8_TA(2019)0128
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 116 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are based on the rights of all individuals to have their bodily integrity and personal autonomy respected; definhave their sexual orientation and gender identity fully respected; decide whether, with whom and when to be sexually active; decide whether, when and who to marry and when, whether and by what means to have a child or children; have access to the information and support necessary to achieve all of the above9 ; _________________ 9 Guttmacher-Lancet Commission, Executive Summary on sexual and reproductive health and rights, The Lancet, London, 2018, https://www.guttmacher.org/guttmacher- lancet-commission/accelerate-progress- executive-summary
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 151 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas SRHR challenges and obstacles include: a lack of access, denial of medical care based on personal beliefs, gender-based violence, gynaecological and obstetric violence, a lack of comprehensive sexuality education, denial of access to information/education, a lack of available contraception methods, limited access to medically assisted reproduction treatments, forced sterilisation, including in the context of legal gender recognition, high rates of STIs and HIV, disparities in maternal mortality, high adolescent pregnancy rates, harmful gender stereotypes and practices such as female and intersex genital mutilation, early, forced and child marriages and honour killings; , honour killings and so-called “conversion therapy” practices, which can take the form of sexual violence such as “corrective rape” on lesbian and bisexual women and girls, as well as transgender persons; whereas the enjoyment of SRHR for LGBTI persons may be severely hindered due to the omission in sexual education curricula of the diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and sex characteristics;
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 161 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F a (new)
F a. whereas the World Health Organisation defines infertility as “a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse”; whereas this definition fails to encompass the reality of lesbian and bisexual women as well as transgender persons in same- sex couples or single women interested in fertility options, worsening the socio-legal challenges in access to Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) they already face as a result of the focus on countering infertility; whereas lesbian and bisexual women may be unable to prove their “infertility” and therefore be denied access to ART;1a _________________ 1a https://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/to pics/infertility/definitions/en/
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 164 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F b (new)
F b. whereas in certain circumstances transgender men and non-binary persons may also undergo pregnancy and should, in such cases, benefit from measures for pregnancy and birth-related care without discrimination on the basis of their gender identity;
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 290 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Recalls the views endorsed by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which recommended trans- specific healthcare such as hormonal treatment and surgery to be accessible and reimbursed by public health insurance schemes;1a _________________ 1aCDDH Report on the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)5 of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, ¶130, accessible at https://search.coe.int/cm/Pages/result_det ails.aspx?ObjectId=09000016809f9ba0
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 319 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Reaffirms its call on Member States to adopt legislation ensuring that intersex persons are not subjected to non- vital medical or surgical treatment during infancy or childhood, and that their right to bodily integrity, autonomy, self- determination and informed consent is fully respected;
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 322 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7b. Recalls the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in A.P. Gaçon and Nicot v. France, where it recognised that a Member State’s requirement of sterilisation ahead of allowing legal gender recognition procedures amounted to a failure to secure the right to respect for the private life of the applicant; recalls the UN’s acknowledgement that forced sterilisation is a violation of the right to be free from torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment;1a deplores that sterilisation remains a sine qua non condition for access to legal gender recognitions in some EU Member States; calls upon the Member States to abolish the sterilisation requirement and to protect transgender persons' right to self-determination;1b _________________ 1a https://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBo dies/HRCouncil/RegularSession/Session2 2/A.HRC.22.53_English.pdf 1bEuropean Court of Human Rights, Case of A.P., Garçon and Nicot v.France (application nos. 79885/12, 52471/13 and 52596/13).
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 341 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Recalls that the imparting of information should reflect the diversity of sexual orientations, gender identities, expressions and sex characteristics, so as to counter misinformation based on stereotypes or biases; calls on Member States to develop age-appropriate sexual education curricula inclusive of the former;
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 407 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14a. Underlines that all the rights afforded to women by law regarding abortion care must apply to all persons undergoing pregnancy, including transgender and non-binary persons, without discrimination on grounds of their gender identity or gender expression and in line with international human rights practices;
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 414 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Calls upon the Member States to adopt measures to ensure that all women and pregnant persons have access to affordable, evidence-based maternity, pregnancy and birth-related care;
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 431 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Calls upon the Member States to ensure that maternity, pregnancy and birth-related care must be equally accessible to all persons undergoing pregnancy without discrimination of any kind, notably on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity;
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 484 #

2020/2215(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Calls upon the Commissioner for Equality to promote and protect SRHR and to include them in the next EU gender equality simplementation of the EU gender equality strategy and the EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy;
2020/12/14
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 7 #

2020/2209(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Stresses that persons with disabilities are entitled to enjoy their fundamental rights on an equal basis; calls on the Member States to take appropriate measures to provide effective access to justice for persons with disabilities; emphasises that facilities and services must be accessible to ensure equal access to justice; urges to pay special attention to women with disabilities as they are two to five times more likely to experience violence than other women1a; _________________ 1aEuropean Commission, ‘Union of Equality, Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030’ (3 March 2021), p.16, https://op.europa.eu/en/publication- detail/-/publication/3e1e2228-7c97-11eb- 9ac9-01aa75ed71a1/language-en
2021/04/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 23 #

2020/2209(INI)

Draft opinion
Subheading 2 a (new)
Combating discrimination
2021/04/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 24 #

2020/2209(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Urges the Member States to ensure that people with disabilities are engaged in the policy-making process without any constraints; notes that the CRPD requires full political participation, which means that persons with disabilities must be able to participate in elections and decision- making processes on an equal basis with others; calls on the Commission to ensure that Member States provide facilitated naturalisation or specific exemptions from naturalisation exams for persons with disabilities to guarantee their access to citizenship;
2021/04/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 33 #

2020/2209(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Considers that good education for persons with disabilities must be prioritised; encourages the Member States to promote high-quality education and lifelong learning; stresses the need to increase the participation of young people with disabilities in training taking into account their needs, which would provide them better access to the labour market; notes the benefits for children from linguistic minorities with special educational needs to learn in their mother tongue during early years’ education in cases where it is difficult for them to use language and communicate; calls on the Member States to ensure access to minority language education for children with special educational needs.
2021/04/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 54 #

2020/2196(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Deplores the fact that internal border controls are continuing to be introduced by some Member States as a unilateral response to new challenges, before they have given proper consideration to the common European interest in maintaining Schengen as an area without internal border controls; reiterates its call on the Commission to exercise appropriate scrutiny over the application of the Schengen acquis, including through the use of infringement procedures, and underlines the urgent need to enhance mutual trust and cooperation among the Schengen states and appropriate governance for the Schengen area; recalls that despite identifying significant shortcomings in the implementation of the Schengen acquis, the Commission has been slow or outright reluctant to initiate infringement proceedings, thereby contributing to the existing enforcement gap;
2021/01/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 57 #

2020/2196(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Reiterates the need for Member States to respect the law as enshrined in the Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights, and to implement border measures in a lawful and non-discriminatory way;
2021/01/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 130 #

2020/2196(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10a. Points out that despite the Commission adopting 198 evaluation reports in the period 2015-2019, only 45 Schengen evaluations have been closed; calls on the Member States to step up implementation of evaluation findings and Council recommendations;
2021/01/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 133 #

2020/2196(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 b (new)
10b. Calls on the Commission to allocate sufficient resources to ensure a comprehensive evaluation of the Schengen system, including by increasing the number of on-site visits in the Member States; notes that announcing to the Member State concerned an 'unannounced' visit 24 hours in advance defeats the purpose of unannounced visits and requests a change of practice;
2021/01/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 134 #

2020/2196(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 c (new)
10c. Notes that a Schengen evaluation cycle takes on average two years; calls on the Commission and the Council to speed up the process, in particular the adoption of Council recommendations, which takes on average 32 weeks;
2021/01/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 135 #

2020/2196(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 d (new)
10d. Highlights the recurrent deficiencies and areas of improvement in the Schengen system identified by the Commission: incomplete or non-conform transposition, implementation and application of pertinent Schengen acquis; insufficient number of staff and inadequate qualification and/or training; diverging and inconsistent national practices due to incoherent implementation of the Schengen acquis; fragmented administrative structures with insufficient coordination and integration of the different authorities; and practical, technological and regulatory barriers to cooperation within the Schengen area; recalls that these problems constitute fundamental obstacles to the proper functioning of Schengen and urges the Member States to finally give them appropriate attention;
2021/01/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 178 #

2020/2196(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Welcomes, that as of 1 January 2021, Ireland has begun to apply parts of the Schengen acquis; notes that Ireland's participation will benefit the security and well-being of citizens all over Europe, in particular in light of the UK's new status as a third country; encourages Ireland to join the Schengen system in full to further strengthen border management and security cooperation in Europe, without prejudice to the special arrangements governing the North/South border.
2021/01/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 7 #

2020/2194(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. NotStresses that the Court found that the payments underlying the accounts were legal and regular for all agencies except for EASO, for which a qualified opinion was issued due to irregularities in regard to public procurement procedures and related payments; is disappointed that the legality and regularity of payments only slowly improved in 2019; regrets that, once again, there were irregular payments, representing 14,6 % of the value of all payments made by EASO in 2019; Acknowledges that the Executive Director is taking action to improve the management of EASO;
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 14 #

2020/2194(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. NotUnderlines that public procurement continues to be the main area prone to error in relation to all Union decentralised agencies; calls therefore on the affected JHA agencies, i.e. Europol, CEPOL to improve their public procurement procedures with a view to compliance with applicable rules and as a result, the achievement of the most economically advantageous purchases, while respecting the principles of transparency, proportionality, equal treatment and non- discrimination and eu-LISA to improve the recruitment procedure.
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 16 #

2020/2194(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Stresses the importance to increase the digitalisation of the agencies in terms of internal operation and management but also in order to speed up the digitalisation of procedures; stresses the need for the agencies to continue to be proactive in this regard in order to avoid a digital gap between the agencies at all costs; draws attention, however, to the need to take all the necessary security measures to avoid any risk to the online security of the information processed.
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 23 #

2020/2194(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. Calls on the agencies to continue to develop synergies, increase cooperation and exchange of good practices with other European agencies with a view to improving efficiency (human resources, building management, IT services and security).
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 5 #

2020/2181(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Reiterates the Agency's very low budget implementation in 2019, with close to 55.2 % (EUR 159 million) of commitment appropriations carried forward and 47.832 % (EUR 66 million) of payment appropriations unused; acknowledges that this was due to the late adoption or entry into force of certain legislative acts; calls on the Agency and the Commissionrecommends to the Commission and the Agency to start their dialogue at the earliest stage of preparation of new legal proposals in order to improve the budgetary planning in the future and to improveheir alignment of budgetary planning with the timing of the related legal acts;
2021/01/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 14 #

2020/2181(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Calls on the Agency to continue to develop its synergies, increase cooperation and exchange of good practices with other European agencies with a view to improving efficiency (human resources, building management, IT services and security).
2021/01/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 16 #

2020/2181(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5 b. Stresses the importance to increase the digitalisation of the Agency in terms of internal operation and management but also in order to speed up the digitalisation of procedures; stresses the need for the Agency to continue to be proactive in this regard in order to avoid a digital gap between the agencies at all costs; draws attention, however, to the need to take all the necessary security measures to avoid any risk to the online security of the information processed;
2021/01/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 17 #

2020/2181(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5 c. Underlines the important effect of turnover within the staff of the agencies of the European Union; calls for the implementation of human and social policies to remedy it.
2021/01/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 5 #

2020/2172(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Underlines the important role of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (‘Europol’) in supporting Member States’ criminal investigations; emphasises also the extension of its tasks and its growing role in the prevention and combating of serious crime, including terrorism, across Europe;
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 7 #

2020/2172(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Calls on the Agency to continue to develop its synergies, increase cooperation and exchange of good practices with other European agencies with a view to improving efficiency (human resources, building management, IT services and security) ; welcomes the cooperation within the JHA Agencies Network chaired by Europol in 2019 to prepare a strategy paper on the future of the EU Security Architecture and the role of JHA agencies;
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 15 #

2020/2172(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. NoteHighlights that the number of operations that Europol supported grew from 1 748 in 2018 to 1 921 in 2019 (representing an increase of 9,89 %) and that operational meetings funded by Europol increased from 427 in 2018 to over 500 in 2019 (representing an increase of 17%);
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 20 #

2020/2172(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Stresses the importance to increase the digitalisation of the Agency in terms of internal operation and management but also in order to speed up the digitalisation of procedures; stresses the need for the Agency to continue to be proactive in this regard in order to avoid a digital gap between the agencies at all costs; draws attention, however, to the need to take all the necessary security measures to avoid any risk to the online security of the information processed;
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 27 #

2020/2172(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. Underlines the important effect of turnover within the staff of the agencies of the European Union; calls for the implementation of human and social policies to remedy it;
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 2 #

2020/2158(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Deplores the fact that Eurojust was faced with a decrease in its budget from EUR 47 to 44 million (-6.38%) and a slight increase in staff from 238 to 239 (+0.4%) despite an increase in the number of cases to be processed by the agency in recent years and a 17% increase in workload compared to 2018; reminds that the workload is expected to increase further due to the new mandate which entered into force in 20191 ; further recallhighlights that the number of coordination centres held in 2019 increased from 17 to 20 (+19%), demonstrating the popularity and utility of this operational tool; stresses the essential role that Eurojust plays in the Union security chain and maintains that its budget should match its tasks and priorities in order to enable it to fulfil its mandate; _________________ 1Regulation (EU) 2018/1727 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 November 2018 on the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), and replacing and repealing Council Decision 2002/187/JHA https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32018 R1727
2021/01/15
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 9 #

2020/2158(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. NoteRegrets that anEurojust has not yet taken the necessary measures despite the Court's outstanding observation from 2018, namely, concerning the use of a negotiated procurement procedure is still to be justified;, which remains unjustified to date.
2021/01/15
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 13 #

2020/2158(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Underlines the important effect of turnover within the staff of the agencies of the European Union; calls for the implementation of human and social policies to remedy it;
2021/01/15
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 14 #

2020/2158(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5 b. Stresses the importance to increase the digitalisation of the Agency in terms of internal operation and management but also in order to speed up the digitalisation of procedures; stresses the need for the Agency to continue to be proactive in this regard in order to avoid a digital gap between the agencies at all costs; draws attention, however, to the need to take all the necessary security measures to avoid any risk to the online security of the information processed;
2021/01/15
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 15 #

2020/2158(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5 c. Calls on the Agency to continue to develop its synergies, increase cooperation and exchange of good practices with other European agencies with a view to improving efficiency (human resources, building management, IT services and security).
2021/01/15
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 2 #

2020/2153(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Calls on the agency to continue to develop its synergies, increase cooperation and exchange of good practices with other European agencies with a view to improve efficiency (human resources, building management, IT services and security);
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 3 #

2020/2153(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2 b. Welcomes the cooperation between the Centre and EUROPOL; acknowledges the publication of their third joint report on EU Drug Markets and its supporting digital information package; notes the two new cooperations at institutional level with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), in order to implement the New Psychoactive Substances legislation;
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 7 #

2020/2153(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Stresses the importance to increase the digitalisation of the agency in terms of internal operation and management but also in order to speed up the digitalisation of procedures; stresses the need for the agency to continue to be proactive in this regard in order to avoid a digital gap between the agencies at all costs; draws attention, however, to the need to take all the necessary security measures to avoid any risk to the online security of the information processed;
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 11 #

2020/2153(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. Underlines the important effect of turnover within the staff of the Union agencies; calls for the implementation of human and social policies to remedy it.
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 2 #

2020/2152(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Reiterates the role of the Fundamental Rights Agency (‘FRA’ or ‘the Agency’) in helping to ensure that the fundamental rights of people living in the Union are protected; recalls the importance of the Agency in promoting the reflection on the appropriate balance between security and fundamental rights; highlights, in particular, the value of the Agency’s studies and opinions for the development of Union legislation and its commitment to research and reporting all types of discrimination within the Union;
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 11 #

2020/2152(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Regrets that the levels of commitment carry-overs for operational expenditure once again remained high at 60 %, which is a lower percentage than in 2018, but still indicates a structural problem; notes the decrease of 10% between 2018 and 2019; stresses that this high percentage still indicates a structural problem despite the Agency improvement to better monitor delays between the signature of contracts, deliveries and payments; calls on the Agency to further improve its financial planning and its implementation cycles;
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 13 #

2020/2152(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Welcomes the progress made by the 4. Stresses the importance to increase the digitalisation of the Agency in terms of internal operation and management but also in order to speed up the digitalisation of procedures; stresses the need for the Agency to continue to be proactive in this regard in order to avoid a digital gap between the agencies at all costs; draws attention, however, to the need to take all the necessary security measures to avoid any risk to the online security of the information processed; welcomes the progress made by the Agency in relation to the recommendations of the Court on the introduction of e- tendering; calls on the FRA to step up its efforts regarding the outstanding recommendation on e-submission.
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 18 #

2020/2152(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Stresses the efforts to consolidate the Agency's new organisational structure; welcomes this reorganisation and the achievement of the objective of gender balance in management positions, as set by the Parliament;
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 21 #

2020/2152(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. Calls on the Agency to continue to develop its synergies, increase cooperation and exchange of good practices with other European agencies with a view to improving efficiency (human resources, building management, IT services and security);
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 23 #

2020/2152(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 c (new)
4 c. Underlines the important effect of turnover within the staff of the agencies of the European Union; calls for the implementation of human and social policies to remedy it.
2021/01/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 38 #

2020/2131(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Calls for a European horizontal strategy for SME recovery in order to support them by reducing red tape, improving access to finance and by fostering investments in strategic value chains, start-ups and micro SMEs in line with the European Green Deal;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 62 #

2020/2131(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls for the systematic application of health and safety measures in the workplace, and welcomes the guidelines of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) on adapting workplaces and protecting workers in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic; considers that such guidelines should be further developed in order to provide a coordinated and efficient response in case of future cross-border threats to public health; encourages Member States to raise awareness of Occupational Safety and Health and to take all necessary actions to ensure the safety and health of workers, including through strengthening inspections, where and when necessary;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 77 #

2020/2131(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls on the Commission and Member States to urgently support businesses, especially SMEs, by reducing unnecessary administrative burdens and by facilitating their access to liquidity; welcomes in this respect the temporary SURE initiative, proposed by the Commission; calls on the Commission and the Member States to ensure that alternative financing options, such as credit unions and private equity investors are available to SMEs; calls for the establishment of capacity building programmes, within the Recovery plan, aimed at helping SMEs, particularly micro SMEs to readjust their businesses to COVID-19 affected markets;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 85 #

2020/2131(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Believes that the digitalisation provides an abundance of opportunities for SMEs and can significantly improve their productivity, business management and resilience; considers that an ambitious timetable is needed to harmonise digital aspects of the single market and foster e-Government solutions; calls for standardisation and digitalisation of procedures and forms which will help SMEs in the long-term;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 111 #

2020/2131(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Believes that EU’s entrepreneurs will be at the heart of the recovery process and stresses that promoting entrepreneurship is an important driver for social inclusion, smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth and competitiveness; calls on the Commission and the Member States to foster and support the development of entrepreneurial spirit and skills and to facilitate the establishment of new business models for SMEs;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 118 #

2020/2131(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 b (new)
6b. Underlines the importance of SME friendly legislative environment; calls on the Commission for a strict application of the ‘SME test’, which would help implementing the important ‘Think Small Principle’; supports Commission’s plans to appoint an EU SME envoy to address and facilitate SMEs related issues and solutions;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 122 #

2020/2131(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 c (new)
6c. Recommends strengthening the exchange of SME focused initiatives, which have proven to be successful and best practices among the Member States; furthermore, recommends the establishment of platforms for exchanges among SMEs that are developing innovative, breakthrough technologies;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 125 #

2020/2131(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 d (new)
6d. Emphasises the need to support social and solidarity-based enterprises by creating a favourable environment for their development; stresses that the Commission and Member States should promote the establishment of social and solidarity-based enterprises;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 129 #

2020/2131(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 e (new)
6e. Calls on the Commission to consider the need to establish one-stop- shop aimed to support SMEs’ internationalisation, for example by providing information on funds and grants for technical feasibility studies of innovative business products and other relevant information on internationalisation;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 346 #

2020/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Stresses that intersecting disadvantages create additional barriers and challenges for specific groups of women, therefore the safety and protection of all persons must be secured and their specific needs addressed by taking due account of an intersectional approach;
2020/09/16
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 351 #

2020/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Underlines that due to a higher life expectancy and higher likelihood of experiencing health problems, older women are often the majority of residents in long-term care facilities30 that became virus hotspots in many countries; calls on the Member States to examine the provision of care for older persons in different settings; and calls on the Council to establish targets for the provision of accessible, affordable and quality long term care equivalent to the Barcelona objectives; _________________ 30https://eige.europa.eu/covid-19-and- gender-equality/gender-impacts-health
2020/09/16
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 355 #

2020/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Regrets that many of the women with disabilities who depend on others for everyday care or support were unable to access their usual support networks or maintain physical distancing; calls on the Member States to ensure that these support networks are sdeemed essentilal accessible andservices adequately adapted to the circumstances; and that provision for the specific needs of people with disabilities and in particular women and girls is made in future crisis and emergency planning measures;
2020/09/16
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 366 #

2020/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. Highlights the additional needs of minority groups, such as Roma women, who face challenges in maintaining hygiene andhomeless people, refugees, migrants who face challenges in adhering to confinement measures and hygiene measures due to a lack of access to basic infrastructure, services and information;
2020/09/16
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 381 #

2020/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 35
35. Emphasises that the global nature of the COVID-19 pandemic requires a global response; highlights the vulnerable position of women and girls in many parts of the world and conflict areas in relation to COVID-19, such as access to healthcare, including SRHR, vulnerability to gender based violence, including FGM and child and forced marriage, employment status, access to education and extreme poverty and hunger; notes that in many partner countries women are the breadwinners for their family and that feminised sector such as the garment industry and food production have been hardest hit, with knock-on impacts for their families’ and communities’ poverty levels and the economic independence and health and safety of women and girls; underlines the importance of supporting women’s rights defenders and women’s rights organisations;
2020/09/16
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 392 #

2020/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36
36. Welcomes the Team Europe package put forward by the Commission to support partner countries in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and its consequences and stresses the need for a gender-sensitive approach and earmarked gender equality spending in the allocation of these funds;
2020/09/16
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 396 #

2020/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 36 a (new)
36 a. Stresses the need for gender and trade chapters and gender provisions in trade agreements. Calls on the European Commission to use free trade agreements to work towards the equal pay and reward of women in the world;
2020/09/16
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 407 #

2020/2121(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 37
37. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to fully assess the gender specific impacts and needs arising from the crisis and its socio- economic consequences, and to allocate adequate and dedicated and exclusive budgetary resources to tackling these needs, as well as to the monitoring of this spending and gender mainstreaming across all budgetary, policy and legislative proposals, following its commitments in the Gender Equality Strategy; emphasises that preparatory action is the best way to build resilience in all areas for future crises;
2020/09/16
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 14 #

2020/2086(INI)

2a. Points out that inclusive education is a necessary prerequisite for fostering participation in society and access to the labour market for people with disabilities;
2020/10/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 16 #

2020/2086(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Takes the view that the promotion of equality in the field of employment and occupation can be effective only if discrimination is comprehensively combated in all areas of life; calls for measures to combat preconceived notions regarding the skills and abilities of people with disabilities, ensuring that they have equal access to jobs and do not suffer discrimination based on such prejudices;
2020/10/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 32 #

2020/2086(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Calls for the elimination of physical, digital, logistical and social barriers at the workplace, ensuring that the principle of accessibility is correctly applied;
2020/10/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 51 #

2020/2086(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Considers that the COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the growing importance of teleworking in the future, facilitating large-scale access to employment for many people with disabilities; calls for people with disabilities to be given special consideration regarding teleworking rules and policies;
2020/10/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 68 #

2020/2086(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Stresses the need to step up research and innovation in the field of accessible technology, in order to make more effective progress in integrating people with disabilities into the labour market;
2020/10/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 5 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 2
- having regard to Articles 4, 9, 145, 148, 149, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 158, 165, 166, 174 and 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU),
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 30 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas the free movement of workers is a fundamental principle of the European Union and essential to the proper functioning of the Internal Market;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 149 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Regrets that only 3,9 % of EU citizens in the working age reside in an EU country other than that of their citizenship in 2018; calls for increased efforts from the Commission and Member States to reduce mobility barriers for workers and businesses;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 172 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Points out that, despite the importance of sound and responsible fiscal policies, budgetary stability should not be detrimental to public investment, especially in education, social and healthcare systemsbe promoted while encouraging public investment;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 195 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Stresses the importance of the implementation ofrespecting Member State competence as enshrined in the Treaty, especially with regard to the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR); stresses that in order to fuel the recovery, the EU’s investment effort through the Recovery Plan must have a strong social dimensionshould stimulate economic growth on the single market;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 265 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. WelcomesTakes note of the Commission´s second phase consultation of the social partners on an EUn a European framework for minimum wages; calls on the Commission to present a European framework for minimum wages to eliminate in-work poverpect the principle of subsidiarity byas ensuhring decent living wages above the poverty threshold for all workers through collective agreements or through national law; calls for EU-level safeguards for decent old-age pensions for all workered in the treaties when proposing labour market and social policies;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 321 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Is concerned about the limited intergenerational social mobility and increasing income inequality; stresses that national tax and benefit systems must be designed in a way that reduces inequalities, promotes fairness and provides incentives for labour market participationsocial mobility that hinder labour mobility and the realisation of a well-functioning single market; Stresses the need to improve opportunities for mobility responding to labour market shortages in Member States;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 365 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Calls on the Commission to put forward a comprehensive and long-term post-2020 EU Disability Strategy which addresses accessibility to goods and services as well as to leisure activities, such as sports;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 62 #

2020/2076(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Highlights that digitalization, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, cyber security, innovation and development of measures for sustainable industries are essential for creating better social cohesion, achieving the European green deal objectives and ensuring EU’s competitiveness.
2020/06/17
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 102 #

2020/2076(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Underlines that the EU industrial strategy should be developed together with skilling, reskilling and upskilling policies aimed at the development of the right skills for the shift to sustainable ways of production and service delivery, in line with the EU commitments to achieve climate-neutral economy by 2050.
2020/06/17
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 126 #

2020/2076(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Acknowledges that skills shortages are among the biggest challenges faced by businesses today, which impedes production and growth; believes that businesses are key actors in fostering the development of skills and competences; calls on the EU and the Member States to encourage and support better cooperation between educational institutions and firms to provide the new skills for new occupations and sectors that will emerge from transitioning to sustainable, digital and green economy.
2020/06/17
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 133 #

2020/2076(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. Stresses that high-skilled and specialised workers are major resource for innovation and competitiveness; calls on the Commission and the Member States to enhance the mobility within the internal market, removing all remaining obstacles, ensuring the portability and full recognition of skills and professional qualifications and effective protection of the social security right of mobile people within the EU;
2020/06/17
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 137 #

2020/2076(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 c (new)
4 c. Considers that urgent actions are needed in order satisfy the current and future demand for qualified workers; calls on the EU and the Member States to improve and further develop the policies for attracting researchers, high performing students and highly-skilled workers from third countries.
2020/06/17
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 140 #

2020/2076(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 d (new)
4 d. Believes that the New Industrial Strategy should take into account SME’s diversity in terms of size, age or sector; furthermore, acknowledges that the green and digital transformations may pose a challenge for some SMEs; calls on the Commission and the Members States to provide more support for the upfront investments required by circular and greener business models and to remove any existing administrative burdens that SMEs face.
2020/06/17
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 142 #

2020/2076(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 e (new)
4 e. Highlights that EU citizens and businesses across the EU should have equal opportunities to profit from the industrial transformations; calls on the EU and the Member States to ensure that the transition towards more digital, innovative and sustainable industries boost economic growth and prosperity and does not lead to exclusion or social and geographic polarisation.
2020/06/17
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 228 #

2020/2071(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Recalls the shortages of female hormonal drugs used for contraception and hormone replacement therapy (HRT); notes with concern the threats they pose to women and girls' sexual and reproductive health and rights; stresses the importance to enhance control and management of the manufacturing, stockpiling and marketing of those medicines to ensure continuity in supply chains, fair pricing and availability for women;
2020/06/08
Committee: ENVI
Amendment 13 #

2020/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas international agreements allowing Europol and third countries to cooperate and exchange personal data should respect Articles 2, 6, 7 and 8 of the Charter, and Article 16 TFEU, and be necessary for and proportionate to the fulfilment of Europol’s tasks; respecting the principle of purpose limitation, the right of access, the right to rectification and the control by an independent authority specifically stipulated by the Charter;
2020/05/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 19 #

2020/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas on 13th May 2020 the Council adopted the Council decision authorising the opening of negotiations with New Zealand for an agreement between the European Union and New Zealand on the exchange of personal data between the Europol and the New Zealand authorities competent for fighting serious crime and terrorism through a written procedure with all delegations voting in favour;
2020/05/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 53 #

2020/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Believes that, since Europol recogniszes that thee overall terrorist threat level from returning foreign freedom fighters, radicalised European Muslims and their families ito the security of the EU as high, it is essential for information exchange by all relevant law enforcement agencies, within the EU and globally, to be prioritised in order to fight serious crime and terrorism; therefore urgesrecalls that the Member States to work faster to secure their bordershave a key role to play in securing external borders of the EU in full compliance with Schengen code;
2020/05/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 56 #

2020/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Requests that the agreement contain the necessary safeguards and controls with respect to the protection of personal data as enshrined in the Article 16 TFEU;
2020/05/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 71 #

2020/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Considers that the independent supervisory body should also have the power to decide to suspend or terminate the agreement in the event of a breach; considers that under the agreement, authorities should be allowed to continue to process any personal data falling within the scope of the agreement transferred prior to its suspension or termination; considerbelieves that a procedure for monitoring and periodically evaluating the agreement should be established in order to evaluate the partners’ compliance with the agreementmonitoring mechanism should be included in the agreement and that the agreement should be subject to periodic assessments to evaluate its functioning in relation to the operational needs of Europol as well as its compliance with European data protection rights and principles;
2020/05/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 79 #

2020/2048(INI)

9. Considers that onward transfers of Europol information from competent New Zealand authorities to other authorities in New Zealand, including for use in judicial proceedings, should only be allowed for the original purposes of the transfer by Europol and should be made subject to appropriate conditions and safeguards, including prior authorisation by Europol; points out that the same conditions should apply to onward transfers of Europol information from competent New Zealand authorities to third country authorities, with the additional requirement that data only be transferred to third countries to which Europol is entitled to transfer personal data on the basis of Article 25 (1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/794 should not be allowed;
2020/05/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 89 #

2020/2048(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Stresses that the consent of the European Parliament to the conclusion of the agreement will be conditional upon satisfactory involvement of the European Parliament at all stages of the procedure in accordance with Article 218 TFEU;
2020/05/28
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 29 #

2020/2045(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Deplores the fact that both the EUTF and the FRT are ad hoc instruments thatNotes that EU trust funds, but also coordination mechanisms such as the FRT, are ad hoc instruments set up mostly in emergency contexts and that allow for the pooling of different resources, faster decision-making and flexible responses to emergencies; recognises their added value in responding swiftly to emergencies as well as increasing the visibility of EU external action; regrets the fact, however, that EU trust funds were set up outside the EU budget, raising concerns over their lack of transparency and democratic accountability but also their threat to the EU budget's unity; points out that their governance structures deviate from ordinary decision-making and bypass parliament scrutiny; for these reasons, calls for the use of EU trust funds and other ad hoc instrument for migration management, development assistance and humanitarian aid to remain punctual, temporary and an exception to the rule; calls on the Commission to formalise the observer status of the European Parliament in board meetings of the Trust Funds;
2021/03/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 42 #

2020/2045(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Is concerned about the governance of the EUTF: the composition of its board and regional operational committees, the opacity of the process for approving projects, the lack of dialogue with local and human rights CSOs, and the lack of ex ante and ongoing impact assessments on fundamental rights; in light of the EUTF set to expire at the end of 2021, calls for the EUTF to be streamlined into the new MFF in order to ensure continuity of committed funds, increase parliamentary scrutiny and democratic accountability;
2021/03/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 51 #

2020/2045(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Highlights that the EUTF is part of a trend of the securitisation and externalisation of EU border management aimed at reducing irregular migration to the EU; stresses the risks to development objectives and fundamental rights associated with this approach.acknowledges that coordinating migration management and development assistance policies can be of added value to ensure the coherence of EU external actions; stresses however, that reducing mobility to deter migration mostly runs counter to development objectives by increasing poverty and threatening to put fundamental rights at risk;
2021/03/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 64 #

2020/2045(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Calls on the EU to review the EU- Turkey Statement to put in place a fully- fledged institutionalised cooperation agreement between the EU and Turkey in order to improve its governance, parliamentary scrutiny and democratic accountability, to guarantee compliance with human rights standards, as well as to ensure that the humanitarian aid and support provided by the FRT is not threatened by political volatility;
2021/03/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 2 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A
A. whereas the Paris Agreementclimate change erodes human freedoms and limits choice; whereas the Paris Agreement acknowledges gender equality and empowerment of women should be promoted by all parties and establishes that gender-responsive climate action must be integrated into all aspects of the implementation of the agreement;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 6 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas the Beijing Platform for Action and the outcomes of its review conferences outline three strategic objectives to improve women's environmental decision-making, integrate the gender perspectives in policies and programmes for sustainable development and to strengthen or establish mechanisms at the national, regional and international levels to assess the impact of development and environmental policies on women;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 8 #

2020/2042(INI)

Ab. whereas climate change is a complex environmental and social issue, affecting a world that is characterised by, and based on, deep-rooted unequal gender relations; whereas in addition to the fact women generally hold less power and are, therefore, less able to mitigate and cope with the impacts of climate change, unequal gender dynamics impact the ways that households, communities, countries and the global community are affected by, and respond to, climate change;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 9 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A c (new)
Ac. whereas the current Covid-19 crisis shows the close link between the destruction of our ecosystems, the exploitation of wildlife and the outbreaks of epidemics; whereas women’s role in the protection of biodiversity and the sustainable management of natural resources should be better recognized and further encouraged;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 13 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas climate change has a greater destructive impact on the countries least responsible for global warming; whereas women are more affected by climate change, face higher risks and bear greater burdens for various reasons, ranging from unequal access to resources, education, job opportunities and land rights, to existing social and cultural norms and to their intersectional experiences of discriminationsuch as their role as primary caregivers and providers of water, food and fuel and their intersectional experiences of discrimination as regards e.g. age, ability, marital status, levels of poverty, ethnicity, sexuality, reducing their ability to protect themselves and their dependants against the impacts of climate change;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 14 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A b (new)
Ab. whereas migration, in the context of environmental change, should not be considered a problem whose root causes must be fought, but as an adaptation strategy to adverse environmental changes to which solutions should be provided;
2020/09/08
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 36 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Stresses that the agricultural sector is one of the hardest hit by the consequences of climate change in partner countries; recalls that rural women are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change on agricultural production and food security; calls on the EU and its Member states to strengthen cooperation with partner countries to include a strong gender dimension in all agricultural and rural development policies;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 38 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Recalls that women and girls are more likely to die during climate disasters and to be displaced, that this is due notably to a lack of access to information and their role as caretakers; stresses that women and girls are also particularly exposed to sexual violence, exploitation and school drop during these crises and in their aftermath; calls on the EU to reinforce this gender dimension into its humanitarian action and to ensure access to sexual and reproductive health services;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 47 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Stresses the need for the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) to support gender-sensitive approaches in its processes and operations, including the need for dedicated climate projects and programs which specifically address gender concerns;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 48 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Calls for strengthening joint analysis and sharing of information to better map, understand, predict and address migration movements;
2020/09/08
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 50 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses that women are powerful agents of change in particular for climate action and calls for EU development programmes to promote their meaningful participation at all levels, as their inclusion is crucial to climate resilienceof women and their organisations at all levels and at all stages of policy design, planning, financing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, as their inclusion is crucial to climate mitigation and resilience, fair allocation of resources, to tackle the obstacles that affect them disproportionately and to ensuring long- term sustainable climate solutions; stresses in this regard, the need to support capacity building and adequate financing for these organisations;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 57 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Stresses that climate finance should be accessible to both men and women and designed to generate mutual benefits rather than exacerbate existing patterns of inequality;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 67 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls on the Commission to design a concrete action plan to deliver on the commitments of the renewed Gender Action Plan agreed at the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) and to appoint a permanent EU gender and climate change focal point, with sufficient budgetary resources, to implement and monitor gender-responsible climate action in the EU and globally.;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 70 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Calls on the Member States to create a formal Council configuration on gender equality to provide Ministers and Secretaries of State in charge of gender equality with a dedicated forum for discussion and to better facilitate gender mainstreaming across all EU policies, including environmental and development policies;
2020/05/12
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 94 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls on the Commission to invest in programs that accelerate fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals with the aim of eliminating the adverse drivers and structural factors that compel people to leave their country of origin, including through climate change mitigation and adaptation;
2020/09/08
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 95 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Asks to address climate change through sustainable trade, development aid and other policies as key elements in the prevention of migration caused by climate change, both directly or indirectly;
2020/09/08
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 96 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5c. Calls on the Commission and Member States to increase development aid to countries affected by natural disasters and climate change;
2020/09/08
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 97 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 d (new)
5d. Develop coherent solutions for the challenges of human migration in the context of natural disasters and calls for a multi-sectoral approach that addresses both root, causes and consequences of the nexus between environmental change, on the one hand, and migration and displacement, on the other;
2020/09/08
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 98 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 e (new)
5e. Insists that funds should be channelled through international organizations on the ground to ensure that aid reaches the ones in need;
2020/09/08
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 99 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 f (new)
5f. Calls on the Commission to develop trade, development and economic policies, which contribute to people’s ability to live in their country of origin in a sustainable way; insists that good access to education and sustainable development are the main tools to reduce poverty and enable populations to live and develop in a more humane and dignified manner in their own land;
2020/09/08
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 100 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 g (new)
5g. Calls for a constructive migration dialogue with countries of origin and transit aligned with other areas of cooperation, to advance governance and partnership on migration and mobility, on effective return, readmission and reintegration policy and on fighting corruption, as well as smuggler and human trafficking networks; considers that shared responsibility and the respect for human rights must be the basis of mutual cooperation;
2020/09/08
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 119 #

2020/2042(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Calls for the development of adaptation and resilience strategies to natural disasters, the adverse effects of climate change, and environmental degradation, such as desertification, land degradation, drought and sea level rise, taking into account the potential implications on migration, while recognizing that adaptation in the country of origin is a priority;
2020/09/08
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 5 #

2020/2041(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Recalls the particularly close historical ties binding the European Union (EU) and Africa, and the EU’s major contribution both in terms of development aid1 and in the smooth functioning of the African Union (AU)2 ;and reaffirms that the partnership between Africa and the EU must be established between two equal entities that are loyal and credible partners. _________________ 1 EUR 19.6 billion, 46% of the overall total (2018)https://ec.europa.eu/commission/pre sscorner/detail/en/qanda_20_375 2USD 327 million, 42% of its budget, E- 003478/2018
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 7 #

2020/2041(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Recalls the importance of designing the strategic partnership with Africa by strengthening the links established with the AU but also by developing regional cooperation and trilateral EU-AU-UN dialogue.
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 10 #

2020/2041(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Recalls that poverty in the African continent remains a key motive for migration; considers that the EU can make better and more efficient use of its instruments such as the EU-Africa Trust Fund and could increase funding of the Erasmus+ Programme for youth education both within the EU and Africa
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 12 #

2020/2041(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 c (new)
1c. Invites to finalize important projects for the development of the African continent such as the fight against corruption, digitalization, sustainable development, the strengthening of the rule of law, the protection of minorities and the most vulnerable, notably children, gender equality, and equal opportunities for all.
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 24 #

2020/2041(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Considers that the issue of migration must be prioritised in a context in which more than half of all asylum applications in the EU are rejected in a final court decision3 ; takes the view, therefore, that we must focus on making returns more effective by signing readmission agreementsat we must develop a strong cooperation in the field of migration, established on the principles of solidarity, shared responsibility and respect for human rights; underlines the importance of ensuring effectiveness and due process in the return policy and in the conclusion of readmission agreements, giving preference to voluntary return, and isensuring consular laissez-passers;that the rights and dignity of individuals are fully protected and respected. _________________ 3 Source: EUROSTAT
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 40 #

2020/2041(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Recalls that up to 80% of all international migrants who originate from African countries are moving within the African continent, contributing to Africa’s development, prosperity and integration.
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 44 #

2020/2041(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Stresses the importance to develop a genuine circular migration policy enabling skilled and unskilled workers to benefit from an exchange of professional knowledge and mobility between the EU and Africa, allowing people to return to their countries of origin and, thus, promoting “brain gain”;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 50 #

2020/2041(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3c. Recalls that brain drain is a problem that needs to be addressed with the utmost attention in order to design a genuine and sustainable strategic partnership with Africa; supports prioritizing eligible applications for work permits from countries of origin and transit to the EU (for instance, through embassies or online) in order to discourage migrants from migrating irregularly and ease the burden on the asylum system.
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 59 #

2020/2041(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Supports the digitisation and modernisation of public administration in African countries, in particular with a view to developing reliable civil registration agencies and promoting data exchange so as to combat terrorism and all sorts of organised crime, notably human trafficking and smuggling;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 82 #

2020/2041(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Calls for the security and interests of the European continent and its citizens to be taken into accountinterests and legitimate expectations of both Africans and Europeans to be taken into account, including through the direct participation of civil society organisation in the EU- Africa Strategy process.
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 51 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas THB is intrinsically linked to sexual exploitation and is a highly gendered phenomenon; whereas THB to and within the EU continues to increase, with Europol warning how the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could further escalate the number of victims;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 86 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph -1 (new)
-1. Urges the Commission and the Member States to prioritise, on paper and in practice, the fight against THB; Calls on the Member States to allocate the necessary financial and human resources on a structural basis, to enable all involved sectors and actors, such as law enforcement, the judiciary, and social and health workers, to fully and efficiently fulfil their responsibilities;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 90 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Points out the need for a coordinated and coherent framework at EU level that guarantees the protection of victims of THB, including through coordinated implementation with the rights conferred by the Victims’ Rights Directive, the Residence Permit Directive, , the Directive 93/2011/EU on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and the Compensation Directive15 ; _________________ 15 Council Directive 2004/80/EC of 29 April 2004 relating to compensation to crime victims, OJ L 261, 6.8.2004, p. 15.
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 102 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Calls on the Commission to ensure the continuity of the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator’s work by appointing a full- time EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator with relevant expertise, working with national representatives from state and civil society to ensure consistent cooperation across the EU;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 111 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Stresses the importance of the funding of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), Daphne fund and Internal Security Fund (ISF) programmes to continue to be used for projects tackling THB, as well as using other available instruments;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 168 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls on all Member States to effectively guarantee the rights of victims and to support them with a gender- sensitive approach while ensuring complementarity with the Victims’ Rights Directive; notes that the Anti-Trafficking Directive prohibits the criminalisation of victims of THB; Calls on all Member States to ensure that legal assistance is provided to potential victims of THB at the earliest possible moment;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 176 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls on all Member States to effectively guarantee the rights of victims and to support them with a gender- sensitive approach while ensuring complementarity with the Victims’ Rights Directive; notunderscores that the Anti- Trafficking Directive prohibits the criminalisation of victims of THB;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 188 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Highlights that while the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet measureable, it is nevertheless clear that the crisis disproportionately affects the most vulnerable victims of THB, especially women and children; Stresses that due to the increased use of the Internet, social media and online advertisements, a sharp increase in the number of victims of trafficking exploited online is expected; calls on the Member States for more effective and coherent actions targeting online exploitation, with the support of relevant EU agencies, such as Europol;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 207 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Points out the need for a coherent and coordinated National Referral Mechanism (NRM); underlines that good cooperation between the police and non- governmental organisations (NGOs) cannot be a substitute for a fully fledged NRM defining the roles and responsibilities of all relevant actors16 ; encourages Member States to set up national centres specialised in the support and reception of victims of THB and to facilitate direct and efficient cross-border cooperation between those centres as well as between law enforcement agencies; _________________ 16 The recommendations by the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human beings (GRETA) include ensuring the application of the NRM to asylum seekers and persons in immigration detention.
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 251 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Highlights that demand drives trafficking and thus should be a key target for prevention and prosecution efforts;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 271 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Urges the Member States to focus on the recurring and emerging patterns of THB for sexual exploitation, such as the increasing exploitation of children and the use of the ‘lover boy’ method as the most frequent means of recruiting victims by using online technologies; notes that the increased use of online technologies by criminal networks engaged in THB has significantly transformed their traditional modus operandi;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 292 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Urges the Member States to adopt comprehensive sexuality education as a key form of prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls including trafficking and sexual exploitation; calls for it to include consent and relationships education promoting healthy attitudes of respect and equality in all interactions and the realities of demand-driven THB for sexual exploitation;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 344 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Calls on the Member States to step up their efforts to early identify potential victims, in particular within migration flows and hotspots; highlights that potential victims identified should be provided with protection and access to safe places where information could be provided; calls on the Member States to provide adequate resources for specialised facilities for unaccompanied minors and female victims of trafficking and ensure sufficient places in shelters;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 380 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Calls on the Member States to focus on identifying child victims and helping them to avail themselves of their rights; emphasises the need for well- trained and well-supported guardians, including temporary guardians as an emergency measure, to be appointed immediately for child victims; advises the Member States to increase the number of guardians by organising awareness campaigns;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 384 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26 a (new)
26a. Calls on Members States to ensure that consulate staff pays particular attention to the correct verification of the identity of minors and the link with the person(s) exercising parental authority or legal guardianship when taking the minor's biometric data in the visa application procedure; calls on the Commission, in close cooperation with Europol, to provide targeted and effective education and training for Member States' authorities to prevent child trafficking;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 388 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Calls on the Member States to fully implement Directive 2011/93/EU on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography26 , and to reinforce police and judicial cooperation to prevent and combat sexual exploitation; urges the Member States to cooperate with EU agencies, in particular with Europol and its dedicated entities, to step up information exchange and to support cross border investigations; _________________ 26 OJ L 335, 17.12.2011, p. 1.
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 390 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 a (new)
27a. Points out that child victims need specific support, taking into account their best interests and specific vulnerabilities; encourages the Member States to ensure that professionals in contact with child victims, such as law enforcement, border guards, civil servants, the judiciary, and social and health workers (including youth care facilities), are sufficiently trained in identifying, supporting and referring of child victims of THB;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 394 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 b (new)
27b. Deplores that specialised teams within law enforcement, trained in the audio-visual recording of child testimonies, are not consistently involved in the questioning of all child victims of THB; urges the Member States to make this standard practice and to train law enforcement staff in this type of (child friendly) questioning;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 395 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 c (new)
27c. Advises the Member States to develop a strong ‘chain approach’, with close links between specific THB support (such as the specialised centres for the support and reception of THB Victims) and mainstream youth care modules, while answering to the specific needs of every minor THB victim; stresses that care and support should be continuous and tailored to the specific needs of the child victims, offering all-round (medical, legal and psychological) care and support in an adequate setting;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 396 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Notes that children in migration, and, in particular, unaccompanied migrant children, continue to be at higher risk of trafficking and exploitation along migration routes en route to and within the EU; urges the Member States to protect unaccompanied migrant children against those risks by assuring them the same rights as all other children and taking their best interests into account, to assign them a guardian upon arrival, and to provide them with proper and adapted living conditions; stresses that a coordinated European approach is necessary to find and protect unaccompanied migrant children when they go missing, including data exchange (e.g. through an integrated database which can only be accessed and used in the best interests of the child);
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 401 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 a (new)
28a. Points out that other vulnerable children, such as children in youth care facilities, runaways or children with disabilities, can become victim of THB; Calls on the Member States to reinforce the protection of those minors by informing and empowering them and by raising awareness in schools, youth centres and youth movements;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 406 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 a (new)
28a. Notes with high concern the prevalence of child pornography and normalisation of trafficking and sexual exploitation due to hypersexualisation in pornography, and calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure prevention of unlawful materials becoming available and normalised;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 408 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 b (new)
28b. Notes that most children either have a smartphone or have access to a smartphone from the ages of 9 or 10; Underlines that grooming and sextortion are well-known techniques to sexually exploit children and that those reports are on a rise; Encourages the Commission and the Member States to take further action in fighting these online crimes and to reinforce preventive measures towards minors on the one hand and (potential) offenders on the other;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 430 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Regrets that conditions for a victim to receive the official status of THB victim are often too rigid to fulfil, especially for minors and other vulnerable victims who are financially and emotionally dependent on their traffickers; Calls on the Member States to adopt clear provisions on the non- prosecution or non-punishment of THB victims and on decoupling protection from cooperation with law enforcement agencies, currently putting the complete burden on the victim; requests the Member States to rather fulfil their needs on a more psycho-emotional level;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 435 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31 a (new)
31a. Deplores that data on the identity of THB victims appear in police reports and throughout proceedings, making it hard for victims to speak out or to protect them from retaliation; encourages Member States to keep names and other identity data in separate files, accessible for the police and the prosecution but not to be disclosed to the suspects of THB or their lawyers;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 444 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32 a (new)
32a. Underlines the crucial importance for the EU law enforcement community to develop efficient and extended analytical capabilities in response to the ever- increasing online-facilitated THB criminal patterns; calls on the Commission to provide financial support to EU agencies such as Europol, to secure the highest analytical standards and adequate tools to process increasingly complex amounts of information;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 466 #

2020/2029(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 7 a (new)
Highlights the continuing lack of effective implementation of the Anti-Trafficking Directive by Member States; Calls on the Commission to initiate infringement proceedings where implementation has been inadequate;
2020/11/12
Committee: LIBEFEMM
Amendment 1 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital -A (new)
-A. whereas the principle of equal treatment is enshrined in Article 45(2) of the TFEU, forbidding any discrimination based on nationality between workers of the Member States as regards employment, remuneration and other conditions of work and employment;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 2 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital -A a (new)
-Aa. whereas the free movement of workers is a fundamental principle of the European Union and essential to the proper functioning of the Internal Market;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 20 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. wWhereas the free movement of services must under no circumstances undermineand workers’ rights, as well as social protection orbased on the principle of subsidiarity, support each other, and whereas digital technology can facilitate the supervision and enforcement of the rules safeguarding the rights of mobile workers;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 32 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B a (new)
Ba. Whereas free movement of services stimulates economic growth by enabling people to travel, study, shop and work across borders and by allowing companies to recruit from a larger talent pool;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 44 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C
C. wWhereas the social implications of the free movement of services mean the EU needs, a robust cohesion policy and a fair and geographically balanced industrial policyforward looking EU industrial policy contribute to job creation and upward social convergence;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 61 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph -1 (new)
-1. Regrets that only 3,9 % of EU citizens in the working age reside in an EU country other than that of their citizenship in 2018; calls for increased efforts from the Commission and Member States to reduce mobility barriers for workers and businesses;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 62 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph -1 a (new)
-1a. Calls on the social partners along with other stakeholders to play their part in calling on governments to revitalise the European services sector;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 63 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph -1 b (new)
-1b. Calls for a more efficient coordination at EU level and enhanced commitment on addressing key social challenges in the areas, in particular portability of social entitlements of mobile workers while upholding the diversity of national systems and respecting Member States competences as enshrined in the Treaties as well as the principle of proportionality and subsidiarity;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 66 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Opposes the introducNotes that the country of destination ofis the country-of-origin principle, and considers that the free movement of services must be achieved without undermining workers’ rights and social rightsprinciple guiding the services directive and considers that this provision should not be changed; considers that the free movement of services and labour mobility will benefit when the rules on working conditions and health and safety of mobile workers’ are upheld;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 98 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Calls on the Commission, Member States and local authorities to work together with the social partners to devise strategies to guarantee and, facilitate the voluntary – rather than enforced –and promote mobility of workers, by implementing the right public policies and providing high- quality job opportunities which match workers skills;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 106 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Besides the guidelines published on 30 March concerning the exercise of the free movement of frontier, posted and seasonal workers in critical occupations, welcomes the European Commission’s announcement that it is preparing guidelines on seasonal workers1a to ensure their health and safety at work; considers that these could be useful tools to support free movement of workers while contributing to safe working conditions; __________________ 1aCommissioner Nicolas Schmit’s speech on Thursday 18 June during the debate on the European protection of cross- border and seasonal workers in the context of the COVID-19 crisis
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 112 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. In light of the COVID-outbreak Member States should rapidly establish specific burden free and fast procedures to ensure swift passage for frontier workers and seasonal workers, while ensured safe working conditions.;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 117 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. Calls for the full implementation of Services and the Professional Qualifications Directive built on mutual recognition to facilitate the free movement of services and workers, while reducing the amount of regulated occupational standards;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 121 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 c (new)
2c. Notes that at least 80 million workers in Europe are mismatched in terms of qualifications and more than 5 out of 10 jobs that are hard-to-fill are found in high-skilled occupations; stresses the need to create additional ways to attract talent and well-needed skills; calls for the current Blue Card proposal to be unblocked;
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 123 #

2020/2020(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 d (new)
2d. Stresses the importance of supporting and updating workers’ skills, in particular digital skills, through existing mechanisms for recognition and compatibility of skills and qualifications, such as EURES, Europass online platform and ESCO.
2020/06/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 1 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A
A. whereas gender equality is a core principle of the European Union enshrined in the Treaties, and should be reflected in all EU policies, not least in education, culture and the audiovisual; and the development of disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 7 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas gender equality is a core principle of the European Union enshrined in the Treaties, and should be reflected in all EU policies, not least in education, culture and the audiovisual, as well as in the development of disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence; whereas significant gender bias remains in existing social norms in sectors such as education, audiovisuals and culture;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 13 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas gender inequalities and discrimination have been reproduced through the design, input, development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems; whereas incomplete datasets and incorrect bias can distort the reasoning of an AI system, and jeopardise the achievement of gender equality in society;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 17 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C
C. whereas gender inequalities are also created and replicated through the language and images disseminated by the media and AI-powered applications; whereas education, culture programmes and audiovisual contents are a fundamental tool for combatting gender stereotypes and establishing strong role models;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 22 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital D
D. whereas women are significantly underrepresented in the AI sectors, either as creators, developers or consumers; whereas the full potential of women’s skills, knowledge and qualifications in the digital, AI and ICT (information, communication and technology) fields can contribute to boosting the European economy; whereas globally only 22 % of AI professionals are female; whereas the lack of women in AI development not only increases the risk of bias, but also deprives the EU of talent, vision and resources, and is therefore an obstacle to innovation; whereas gender diversity enhances female attitudes in teams, and team performance and favours the potential for innovation in public and private companies;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 27 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas the EU is facing an unparalleled shortage of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers and education given that women account for 52% of the European population, yet only account for 1 in 3 of the STEM graduates; whereas despite the positive trend in the involvement and interest of females in STEM education, the percentages remain insufficient, especially considering the importance of STEM related careers in an increasing digitalized world;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 33 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Welcomes the Commission’s focus on advanced skills while reiterating the importance of the basic skills; welcomes the upcoming update of the Skills Agenda in terms of everyone benefiting from the EU digital transformation; calls on the Commission to clarify the definition of AI skills in relation to digital skills; underlines the importance to diversify the technology sector and encourage students, in particular girls, to enrol in STEM courses;
2020/05/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 34 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Considers that AI has great potential to promote gender equality provided that conscious and unconscious bias are eliminated; stresses the need for AI to respect the principles and values of equality and non-discrimination between women and men; stresses, further, the importance of a risk-based approach, transparency, accountability and of continuous monitoring of existing and new algorithms;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 40 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Calls on the European Commission to take into account the role data plays in concentrating market power in competition assessments, including antitrust and merger decisions.
2020/05/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 40 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Calls for policies targeted at increasing the participation of women in the fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and AI, and the adoption of a multi-level approach to address the gender gap in all levels of education and employment in the digital sector; recognises that gender stereotyping, cultural discouragement and the lack of awareness and promotion of female role models hinders and negatively affects girls' and women´s opportunities in ICT, STEM and AI related studies, careers and entrepreneurship, and leads to discrimination and fewer opportunities for women in the labour market;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 42 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Underlines the need for explicability of AI algorithms and the possibility of human verification and for due process, including the right of appeal, especially for decisions taken within the framework of prerogatives of public power; notes that the terms and conditions should always include the community guidelines as well as the procedure of appeal;
2020/05/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 48 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Emphasises the cross-sectoral nature of gender based discrimination, rooted in conscious or unconscious gender bias, covering the education sector, the portrayal of women in the media and advertising on-screen and off- screen, and the responsibility of the public and private sector in proactively recruiting, developing and retaining women talent and instilling an inclusive business culture;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 49 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Calls on the Commission and Member States to take into account AI from a gender perspective when developing policy and legislation, and, if necessary, adapt current legislation, including EU programmes; encourages Member States to enact a strategy to promote the presence of females in STEM, ICT and AI related studies and careers in relevant existing national strategies to achieve gender equality. These strategies should aim at increasing gender equality by focusing on education and qualifications, better work-life balance, equal opportunities, non- discrimination in the labour market, raising awareness of gender bias across all relevant sectors, and increasing the visibility of female role models, among others; urges the Commission to address the gender gap in STEM, ICT and AI related careers and education, and set it as a priority of the Digital Skills Package in order to promote the presence of women in all education levels, as well as in the upskilling and reskilling of the labour force;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 51 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Notes that AI tools have the potential to fight illegal content online, but strongly recalls, ahead of the Digital Services Act expected for the end of this year, that such tools should always respect fundamental rights, especially freedom of expression, and should not lead to a general monitoring of the internet; stresses that algorithms should be used only as a flagging mechanism in content moderation, subject to human intervention, as AI is unable to reliably distinguish between legal, illegal and harmful content;
2020/05/27
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 59 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Calls on the Commission and Member States to devise policy measures that fully incorporate the gender dimension, such as awareness-raising campaigns, training and curricula, which should provide information to citizens on how algorithms operate, and their impact on citizens’ daily lives; and to nurture gender-equal mindsets and working conditions that lead to the development of more inclusive technology products and work environments ;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 64 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Highlights the importance of the development and deployment of AI applications in the educational, cultural and audiovisual sectors in collecting more accurate and sex-disaggregated data, and applying modern machine learning de- biasing techniques, if needed, to correct stereotype gender bias, which may have negative impacts; highlights that one the most critical weaknesses of AI relates to the different types of biases it is subject to, such as gender, race or sexual orientation, as a result of already inherent human biases;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 77 #

2020/2017(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Recalls that algorithms and AI should be "ethical by design", with no built-in bias. Media organizations should be informed about the main parameters of algorithm-based AI systems that determine ranking and search results onto third-party platforms. Likewise, users should be informed about any use of AI for decision-making in services they use and should be empowered to set their privacy setting preferences via transparent and understandable measures, directly at the service provider level;
2020/06/05
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 19 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas digital technologies in general and artificial intelligence (AI) in particular bring with them extraordinary promise; whereas AI is one of the strategic technologies of the 21st century, with the potential to generatinge substantial benefits in efficiency, accuracy, and convenience, and thus bringing positive change to the European economy; whereas AI should not be seen as an end in itself, but as a tool for serving people, with the ultimate aim of increasing human well-being and the common good;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 35 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas trustworthy AI systems need to be accountable, designed for all (including consideration of vulnerable, marginalised populations in their design), be non- discriminatory, safe and transparent, and respect human autonomy and fundamental rights;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 57 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas AI applications in use by law enforcement include applications such as facial recognition technologies, automated number plate recognition, speaker identification, speech identification, lip-reading technologies, aural surveillance (i.e. gunshot detection algorithms), autonomous research and analysis of identified databases, forecasting (predictive policing and crime hotspot analytics), behaviour detection tools, autonomous tools to identify financial fraud and terrorist financing, social media monitoring (scraping and data harvesting for mining connections), international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) catchers, and automated surveillance systems incorporating different detection capabilities (such as heartbeat detection and thermal cameras); whereas the aforementioned applications, alongside other potential or future applications of AI technology in law enforcement, can have vastly varying degrees of reliability and accuracy;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 90 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Reaffirms that all AI solutions for law enforcement and the judiciary also need to fully respect the principles of non- discrimination, freedom of movement, the presumption of innocence and right of defence, freedom of expression and information, freedom of assembly and of association, equality before the law, and the right to an effective remedy and a fair trial and the European Convention on Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 100 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Considers, in this regard, that any AI tool either developed or used by law enforcement or judiciary should, as a minimum, be safe, secure and fit for purpose, respect the principles of fairness, accountability, transparency and explainability, with their deployment subject to a strict necessity and proportionality test; highlights that trust among citizens in the use of AI developed and used in the EU is conditional upon the full fulfillment of these criteria;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 113 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Highlights the importance of preventing mass surveillance by means of AI technologies, and of banning applications that would result in it; calls on the Commission and Member States not to follow China and the United States as regards the development of mass surveillance technologies, but to demonstrate that applications of AI technologies in the EU can only be deployed if fully in respect of fundamental rights;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 118 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Stresses that technology can be repurposed and calls for strict democratic control and oversight for any AI-enabled technology in use by public authorities that can be repurposed for mass surveillance or mass profiling;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 123 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Stresses the potential for bias and discrimination arising from the use of machine learning and AI applications; notes that biases can be inherent in underlying datasets, especially when historical data is being used, introduced by the developers of the algorithms, or generated when the systems are implemented in real world settings; cautions about similar potential biases in the algorithms of AI systems; stresses that it is imperative that AI use by the police and judicial authorities in criminal matters does not become a factor of inequality, social fracture, or exclusion;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 132 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Underlines the fact that many algorithmically driven identification technologies disproportionately misidentify non-white people, (minority) ethnic communities, LGBTI people, migrants, children, the elderly, as well as women;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 147 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Considers it necessary to create a clear and fair regime for assigning legal responsibility and legal liability for the potential adverse consequences produced by these advanced digital technologies; underlines that legal responsibility and liability must always rest with a natural or legal person;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 152 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9 a. Stresses that no AI system should be enabled to harm the physical integrity of human beings, nor to distribute rights or to impose legal obligations on individuals;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 159 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Highlights that adequate accountability, responsibility, and liability require significant specialised training with regards to the ethical provisions, potential dangers, limitations, and proper use of AI technology, especially for police and judiciary personnel; suggests that sufficient resources be allocated to a European Agency (such as CEPOL) to accommodate such training;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 165 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11 a. Calls for proactive and full transparency on private companies developing and deploying AI systems for law enforcement purposes;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 169 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Calls for a compulsory fundamental rights impact assessment to be conducted prior to the implementation or deployment of any AI systems for law enforcement or judiciary, in order to assess any potential risks to fundamental rights; underlines that the expertise of data protection authorities and fundamental rights agencies is essential in assessing the systems; stresses that these impact assessments should be conducted as openly as possible and with the active engagement of affected individuals and groups, and that these assessments should be made publicly available before the deployment of these systems;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 177 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Calls for periodic mandatory auditing of all AI systems used by law enforcement and the judiciary to test and evaluate algorithmic systems once they are in operation, in order to detect, investigate, diagnose and rectify any unwanted and adverse effects; underlines that the results of these audits should be made available in public registers, so that citizens know whether AI systems are being deployed and which measures are taken to remedy the violation of fundamental rights;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 180 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14 a. Opposes the use of AI by law enforcement authorities to make behavioural predictions for individuals or groups on basis of past behaviour or group membership, such as predictive policing technologies, which attempt to identify people who are likely to commit a crime by analysing factors such as past arrests or group membership;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 186 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Calls for a moratorium on the deployment of facial recognition systems for law enforcement, until the technical standards can be considered fully fundamental rights compliant, results derived are non-discriminatory, and there is public trust ibiased and non- discriminatory, the legal framework provides strict safeguards against misuse and strict democratic control and oversight, and there is empirical evidence on the necessity and proportionality for the deployment of such technologies;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 195 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16 a. Expresses its great concern on the use of private facial recognition databases by law enforcement actors and intelligence services, such as Clearview AI, a database of more than three billion pictures that have been collected from social media and other websites, including from EU citizens; calls on Member States to oblige law enforcement actors to disclose whether they are using Clearview AI technology; recalls the opinion of the European Data Protection Board that the use of a service such as Clearview AI by law enforcement authorities in the European Union would "likely not be consistent with the EU data protection regime"; calls on the Commission to ban the use of private facial recognition databases in law enforcement.
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 200 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17 a. Expresses its strong concern over research projects financed under Horizon 2020 that deploy artificial intelligence on external borders, such as the iBorderCtrl project, a "smart lie-detection system" profiling travellers on the basis of a computer-automated interview taken by the traveller’s webcam before the trip, and an artificial-intelligence-based analysis of 38 microgestures, tested in Hungary, Latvia and Greece; calls on the Commission to stop funding for biometric processing programmes that could result in mass surveillance;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 204 #

2020/2016(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 c (new)
17 c. Takes note of the Commission's feasibility study on possible changes to the Prüm Decision, including facial recognition; agrees with several Member States that the tight timetable of this study might have an impact on the Prüm architecture and that the availability of biometric data complementary to the Prüm set has not been scientifically assessed prior to this feasibility study; takes note of earlier research that no potential new identifiers, e.g. iris or facial recognition, would be as reliable in a forensic context as DNA or fingerprints; reminds the Commission that any legislative proposal must be evidence based and respect the principle of proportionality; urges the Commission to extend the Prüm Decision framework only if there is solid scientific evidence of the reliability of facial recognition in a forensic context compared to DNA or fingerprints, after it has conducted a full impact assessment, and after the recommendations of the EDPS and EDPB have been taken into account;
2020/07/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 3 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Recital A
A. Wwhereas the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and related technologies in everyday life and in the workplace is increasing;
2020/06/24
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 9 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Recital A b (new)
Ab. whereas AI, robotics and related technologies can make a huge contribution to achieving the common goal of improving the lives of citizens and fostering prosperity within the EU as well as managing the twin transitions towards a green and digital economy, if harnessed correctly;
2020/06/24
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 10 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Recital A c (new)
Ac. whereas according to CEDEFOP’s European Skills and Jobs survey about 43% of EU adult employees have experienced new technologies at work, such as the introduction of machines and ICT systems; whereas about seven in ten EU workers require at least moderate digital skills to do their job;
2020/06/24
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 11 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Recital A d (new)
Ad. whereas on average, about one quarter of EU citizens have no or low- level digital skills; whereas the digital divide also has specific gender, accessibility, age and geographic aspects, which must be addressed;
2020/06/24
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 16 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. Wwhereas AI offers economic and societal benefits and opportunities for both businesses and workers, while at the same time raising a number of challenges;
2020/06/24
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 24 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Recital C
C. Wwhereas AI solutions and robotics are expected to have a strongmarked impact on the labour market1 and increase the need for skills and specialized labour.2 __________________ 1 STOA, “The ethics of artificial intelligence: issues and initiatives” March 2020 2European Parliament “Encouraging STEM Studies for the labour market” March 2015
2020/06/24
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 59 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Points out that AI solutions have the potential to improve working conditions and the quality of life, yet they can also lead to disproportionate and illegal surveillance of workers, for all workers particularly as regards employment and social inclusion of, and accessibility for, workers with disabilities as well as improving work-life balance, while they can also in the context of the workplace raise concerns as regards privacy and occupational health and safety such as the right to disconnect and discriminatory treatment or recruitment processes due to biased algorithms, including gender and racially biased algorithms3 - and they can undermine ; stresses the need to ensure that people from diverse backgrounds, including women, young people and people withe dignity and autonomy of peoplesabilities are included in inclusive development, deployment and use of AI; __________________ 3European Parliament “Education and employment of women in science, technology and the digital economy, including AI and its influence on gender equality”, April 2020
2020/06/24
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 84 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Notes that the opportunities of AI solutions rely on Big Data, with a need for a critical mass of data to train algorithms and refine results; welcomes in this regard the Commission proposed creation of a common Data Space in the EU to strengthen data exchange and support research in full respect of data protection for workers and employers;
2020/06/24
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 88 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Stresses the need to ensure that productivity gains due to the development and use of AI and robotics do not only benefit company benefit society at large, including companies and workers by driving EU growth and competitiveness and the creation of quality employment; notes that sectors and occupations requiring medium-or lowners and shareholders, but also society at-level skills are more prone to automation; considers it essential that the Member States, with the support of the Commission and in co- operation with relevant actors such as businesses and academia, invest in high quality, responsive and inclusive education, vocational training and lifelong learge, especially where such gains coning systems and up- and re- skilling policies in order to equip students and workers with basic literacy, numeracy and digital skills as well as competences in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and transversal soft skills such as entrepreneurship, creativity and critical thinking to avoid skills obsolescence and ensure employability in transformed at the expense of jobs; nd future-oriented sectors; calls for the Updated Skills Agenda for Europe and the reinforced MFF for 2021- 2027 to play a strong role in this regard;
2020/06/24
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 107 #

2020/2012(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Stresses the need to carefully preserve the direct relations between employers, professionals, users and client in sensitive sectors;
2020/06/24
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 7 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A
A. whereas Roma are Europe’s largest ethnic minority of which approximately 6 million lives in the EU; whereas about 80 % of Roma live below their country’s at-risk-of-poverty threshold; 43 % of Roma are in some form of paid employment1 ; whereas 63 % of young Roma (aged 16-24) are not in education, employment or training (NEET)2 ; whereas the increasing share of Roma NEETs was an area where the situation had deteriorated in 2016 compared to 20113 ; _________________ 1European Commission, 2019 Report on National Roma Integration Strategies: Key Conclusions, p. 3. 2Report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies – 2019, COM(2019)0406, p. 4. 3 Roma inclusion measures reported under the EU framework for NRIS, SWD(2019) 320 final, PART 1/2, p. 18.
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 14 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 10 a (new)
- having regard to the General Policy Recommendation No. 13 of the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI);
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 20 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas Roma communities are most vulnerable, they are often live in slum settlements excluded from society and in substandard conditions whereas one third of Roma households do not have tap water, just over half have an indoor flush toilet or shower, and 78 % of Roma live in overcrowded housing4 ; _________________ 4European Commission, 2019 Report on National Roma Integration Strategies: Key Conclusions, p. 6.
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 27 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital -A (new)
-A. whereas most people with Romani background are deprived of their fundamental human rights in all areas of life;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 28 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C a (new)
C a. whereas the living conditions of Roma, their level of schooling and their health status determine their social and labour-market situation and often serve as pretexts for their exclusion and for racism, and whereas all this hinders their chances to break the vicious circle of poverty and prevent the exercise of the most fundamental human and civil rights;
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 33 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C b (new)
C b. whereas poor transport infrastructure, a dearth of public administrative bodies and services, in particular of high-quality educational institutions and health provision aggravate regional disparities and ghettoisation;
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 35 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C c (new)
C c. whereas Roma are at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 and are at extreme risk of suffering negative consequences of the COVID-19 crisis regarding access to healthcare, education, social benefits, including unemployment benefits, or any other measures which are aiming at mitigating the impact of coronavirus;
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 48 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Calls on the Commission to set out binding objectives, measures and targets for the Member States, a clear timeline and clear and binding progress requirements, as well as success indicators and adequate funding for the implementation of the next EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategy; calls on local authorities and governments to single out as a priority the implementation of the National Roma Integration Strategies (NRIS);
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 51 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas deeply rooted, persistent, and structural antyd often institutional and governmental anti-gypsyism continues to exist at all levels of European society and manifests itself on a daily basis;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 53 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas anti-gypsyism has resulted in unacceptable levels of inequality for people with Romani background in the field of housing, schooling, health status, and their social and labour-market situation, which often perpetuate their exclusion and racism against them, and whereas EU Member States do not show determination to break the vicious circle of anti-gypsyism, to safeguard equality and non- discrimination for their citizens with Romani background, and to grant the full enjoyment of their fundamental human rights;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 55 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1 b. Calls on the Commission to ensure the equal participation of Roma civil society organisations, experts and community members, particularly those active at local and regional level in the policy debate and in decision-making;
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 82 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Underlines the need for an urgent and thorough commitment by the relevant state authorities to the desegregation of Roma pupils in schools, as Roma children are often educated in segregated environments, while the misdiagnosis of Roma children as having special educational needs is still a common discriminatory practice; reminds that the Commission opened infringement procedures on segregation of Roma children in relation to 3 Member States; is of the opinion that the last years have shown no improvement despite the Commission's efforts; therefore calls on the Commission to take further steps and refer these cases to the European Court of Justice;
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 86 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas a Directivepost-2020 EU Strategic Framework for the Equality and Inclusion of People with Romani Background, developed on the basis of more realistic quantitative and qualitative data, a legislative act with a binding character on the European Union and its Member States, is needed and must be proposed by the Commission;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 103 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas the equal participation of local and, regional, national and European stakeholders (NGOs, activists, experts, community members, etc.) must be significantly involved in the development, implementation and monitoring of public policies towards people with Romani background, in the post-2020 context;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 109 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5 a. Highlights that Roma often work under precarious employment conditions or in atypical employment situations; is strongly of the opinion that the new instrument for temporary Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) should be targeting the most vulnerable in the Member States;
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 112 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5 b. Is of the opinion that the Roma are amongst the most affected by the COVID- 19 pandemics and mostly its economic consequences in Europe; emphasizes that the EU needs to focus on the immediate needs of its citizens, giving quick and adequate answers to the occuring problems is inevitable in order to strengthen cohesion, increase the trust towards EU institutions and also to practise European values particularly solidarity; calls on the Commission to strengthen the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived in order to support families with long lasting food products, disinfectants, and information sheets about the virus;
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 115 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas under COVID-19 lockdowns, the situation of marginalised communities of people of Romani background in overcrowded compounds and settlements is very difficult; whereas people of Romani background do not have access to adequate healthcare, sanitation and food, and are particularly at risk of contracting COVID-19 or of suffering negative economic and societal consequences of the COVID-19 crisis; whereas the Member States must deliver emergency support and medical care in order to limit the spread of the virus; whereas racism, exclusion and discrimination against people of Romani background should be urgently addressed by the Union and its Member States;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 122 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G a (new)
Ga. whereas anti-gypsyist attitudes have been exacerbated during the Covid- 19 pandemic with Romani people being singled out for spreading the virus; whereas there is a critical role of media in decreasing anti-gypsyist attitudes through non-discriminatory coverage of minorities;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 124 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G b (new)
Gb. whereas the European Commission’s 2019 report on the implementation of national Roma integration strategies recognises that success factors encompass intersectional, cross-sectoral and integrated approaches to tackle multiple discrimination and multi-dimensional exclusion; whereas the report mentions amongst the priorities the need to support Roma access to justice with a focus on victims of multiple discrimination (women, LGBTI, non- citizen Roma), and reinforcing the capacity of equality bodies to deal with discrimination against Roma;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 125 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Recalls the fact that the Racial Equality Directive6 provides protection and guarantees for equal treatment with regard to access to and supply of goods and services, including housing, which is primarily within the remit of national and regional governments; calls on the Council to unblock negotiatons on the horizontal anti-discrimination directive as it is a prerequisite to achieve equality in the EU; _________________ 6 Article 3(1)(h) of Council Directive 2000/43/EC of 29 June 2000 implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin, OJ L 180, 19.7.2000, p. 22.
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 126 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G c (new)
Gc. whereas expert reports on the EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies recognise that Roma LGBTI face a range of facets of discrimination: first as people with Romani background, secondly as LGBTI, thirdly as LGBTI persons in Roma communities; whereas some LGBTI people with Romani background may resort to suppressing aspects of their identity as a result;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 134 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Considers that the Commission must developshould develop - on the basis of systemic consultations with (pro-) Romani experts and NGOs and the Council of Europe - a proposal for a post- 2020 directiveEU Strategic Framework for equality and inclusion of people with Romani background in Europe putting the fight against poverty and antigypsyism; is of the opinion that this proposal should contain a legislative measure based on Article19 (2) of the Treaty of the Functioning of the EU as appropriate action to combat discrimination based on ethnic origin and could further develop the prohibition of indirect discrimination and permissibility of positive action with a view to ensuring full equality of people with Romani background in practice; stresses that this Strategic Framework should be putting the fight anti-gypsyism and social exclusion at the forefront; stresses that the new proposal must include clear, realistic and binding objectives, measures and targets for the Member States, a clear timeline and clear and binding progress requirements, as well as success indicators and adequate funding for its implementation; emphasises the need for a robust monitoring and oversight mechanism to ensure effective implementation and appropriate use of fundsand sanctioning mechanism on European level with the involvement of the Fundamental Rights Agency, the EQUINET, watchdog organisations and other stakeholders from the civil society to ensure effective implementation and appropriate use of funds and to prevent corruption and the misuse of EU funds; is of the opinion that funds are often most effectively spent at local level by local governments and NGOs, therefore calls on the Commission to increase the funds distributed directly to them; notes that equal participation in all domains of public life, political participation, and the language, arts, culture, history and environment of people with Romani background should be explicitly mentioned in the proposal for post-2020 EU public policy for people with Romani background, as additional measures to the four main priority areas of education, employment, housing and healthcare;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 141 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to ensure that the Recovery Plan and the new Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027 EU is firmly linked to the post- 2020EU Framework for National Roma Inclusion Strategies, its binding targets and their execution by the National Roma Inclusion Strategies;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 144 #

2020/2011(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Welcomes the EU added value through the establishment of a closeIs of the option that the EU added value is in jeopardy despite the fact that there is a link between the European Semester, the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) in their 2014- 2020 programming period and the NRIS, as ESIF fails to reach out to the most disadvantaged, in particular the Roma; calls on the Commission to actively reach out to Roma communities with its policies and programmes; and urges the Member States to do so and publicly declare the share of their national budgets that is allocated to this end;
2020/06/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 145 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Reiterates its position and recommendations put forward and adopted in its resolution of 25 October 2017 on fundamental rights aspects in Roma integration in the EU: fighting anti-Gypsyism; since limited action has been taken so far, calls on the Commission to integrate those recommendations into its post-2020 EU Framework for National Roma Inclusion Strategies, particularly the recommendations relating to anti- gypsyism and truth and reconciliation as these are the cornerstone of building a strong and inclusive society;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 150 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Calls on the Commission to develop a proposal for a post-2020 EU directiveStrategic Framework for the equality and inclusion of people with Romani background, giving priority to (i) achieving a positive impact; (ii) a rights-based approach, including a plan to eliminate social and economic inequalities; (iii) developing a vision for the future proposal, including concrete, specific, measurable, comparable, achievable, relevant and time- bound objectives to protect and improve the inclusion of people with Romani background; and (iv) eliminating inequalities and discrimination and segregation, especially for children from their earliest years; and those with Romani background facing multiple discrimination, such as women and girls, LGBTI persons and people with disabilities;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 161 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Calls on the Commission to ensure the equal participation of Romani and pro- Romani civil society organisations, experts and community members from all levels, including those active at local and regional level, taking into account a gender perspective in both the policy debate and in decision-making; calls on the Member States to do the same when creating their own post-2020 National Inclusion Strategies for People with Romani Background;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 165 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Is of the opinion that often the best tool for empowering Roma to fully exercise their fundamental rights is through litigation; calls on the Commission to create a strategic litigation funds under the Rights and Values Programme and provide adequate funding for civil society and human rights defenders in order to achieve systemic change;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 167 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3b. Strongly rejects the political narrative and populism to build government policy on inciting anti- gypsyism, exercising scapegoating of Roma and promoting discrimination or segregation both directly and indirectly; is of the opinion that such political actions are against not only the national constitutions but the fundamental values of the EU Treaties as well and the rights provided thereby; therefore calls on the Commission to take immediate action by opening infringement procedures and by addressing such issues in the annual report on the state of rule of law in the relevant Member States;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 168 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 c (new)
3c. Reiterates its call on the Council to unblock negotiations on the horizontal anti-discrimination directive as it is a prerequisite to achieve equality in the EU;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 172 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Calls on the Commission to tackle anti-gypsyism across the key areas of the proposal for the post-2020 directiveFramework;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 188 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 a (new)
6a. Is particularly concerned by the high level of segregation children with Romani background in schools and the discriminatory practice of placing children with a Romani background in schools for children with mental disabilities, which persist in some Member States; urges the Member States concerned to put an end to such practices in accordance with applicable anti- discrimination legislation; reminds that the Commission opened infringement procedures on segregation of children with Romani background in relation to 3 Member States; is of the opinion that the last years have shown no improvement despite the Commission's efforts; therefore calls on the Commission to take further steps and refer these cases to the European Court of Justice if necessary;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 216 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Calls on the Member States to improve their data collection methods to provide reliable actual and comparable data as they support effective evidence- based policies and can contribute to improving the effectiveness of strategies, actions and measures taken, and to identifying structural problems;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 220 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8 b (new)
8b. Calls on the Member States to guarantee the effective independence, the mandate and the necessary resources of the equality bodies for enabling them to carry out their tasks in the promotion of equal treatment and protection of fundamental rights also of people with Romani background; is of the opinion that equality bodies are the right institutions to collect data and draw trends on anti-gypsyism and to channel it to the European level;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 272 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Acknowledges that the path to successful inclusion of children with Romani background requires not only compulsory (high-quality and non- segregated) school education but also early childhood education and equal access to extracurricular activities; calls on the Commission and the Member States to ensure adequate funding to NGOs which provide such activities as these activities are crucial to create an environment and conditions where children from all backgrounds have equal opportunities; considers that the exchange of good practices between Member States is also crucial in this field;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 275 #

2020/2011(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 b (new)
12b. Draws attention to discriminatory practices and cases of violence by the police against people with Romani background in Member States; calls on the Member States adopt Guidelines and develop trainings to the police forces against disproportionate criminalisation of people with Romani background, over- policing (ethnic profiling, excessive stop- and-search procedures, uncalled-for raids on Romani settlements, arbitrary seizure and destruction of property, excessive use of force during arrests, assaults, threats, humiliating treatment, physical abuse, and the denial of rights during police interrogation and custody) and in under- policing of crimes committed against people with Romani background, providing little or no assistance, protection (such as in cases of trafficking and for victims of domestic violence) or investigation in cases of crimes reported by people with Romani background (hate crimes in particular); calls on the Member States concerned to ensure that full investigation of such cases police and particularly where violence and brutality involved; calls on the Member States to provide appropriate remedies;
2020/06/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 13 #

2020/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 7 a (new)
— having regard to the Joint Communication of 10 June 2020 entitled 'Tackling COVID-19 disinformation - Getting the facts right' (JOIN(2020) 8),
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 51 #

2020/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas according to the 2020 World Press Freedom Index, the situation concerning the independence of the press differs significantly between Member States, with some Member States ranking among the top 5 best performers, while the worst entry ranking as low as 111th out of 180;
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 103 #

2020/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital J
J. whereas disinformation related to COVID-19 may have dangerous consequences on public health, cause panic and social unrest and needs to be addressed; whereas measures to combat disinformation cannot be used as a pretext for introducing disproportionate restrictions on press freedom;
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 115 #

2020/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Is deeply shattered by the murders of Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta and Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová in Slovakia due to their investigative work, and reiterates the importance of an; recalls the essential role that investigative journalism holds in fighting organised crime by collecting and connecting relevant information, exposing criminal networks and illicit activities; highlights the fact that these activities expose them to an increased personal risk level; calls on national law enforcement authorities to fully cooperate with Europol and other relevant international organisations in order to conduct independent investigation to brs, identifying and bringing to justice the perpetrators of and masterminds behind these crimes;
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 124 #

2020/2009(INI)

3. Strongly reiterates its call on the Commission to treat attempts by Member State governments to damage media freedom and pluralism as constituting a serious and systematic abuse of powers and as going against the fundamental values of the EU as enshrined in Article 2 TEU; welcomes, therefore, the Commission’s intention to include a specific chapter on monitoring media freedom and pluralism in its Annual Report on the Situation of the Rule of Law within the EU; encourages the Commission to actively cooperate with the Council of Europe, exchanging best practices and making sure that measures undertaken are complementary; urges the Commission to take into account the impact of the emergency measures taken in 2020 in the context of COVID-19 on press freedom, media pluralism and safety of journalists; in this context, recalls Parliament’s repeated call for a permanent, independent and comprehensive mechanism covering democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights in the EU;
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 136 #

2020/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Highlights the irreplaceable role of public service media and stresses that it is essential to ensure and maintain their independence from political interference; condemns attempts by Member State governments to silence critical media and undermine media freedom and pluralism, in particular attempts to control public service media; deplores the fact that in some Member States public broadcasting has become an example of single political party propaganda, which often excludes opposition and minority groups from society and even incites violence; stresses that safeguarding independent authorities and ensuring strong independent oversight of audiovisual media against undue state and commercial intervention is crucial; highlights that the frameworks for financing public service media should ensure the editorial independence and the sustainability of these outlets; calls on Member States to use financing models where public service media is financed from sources independent of political decision-making such as monthly or annual dedicated taxes;
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 156 #

2020/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Reiterates its concern that few specific legal or policy frameworks protecting journalists and media workers from violence, threats and intimidation can be identified at national level within the EU; calls on the Member States and the Commission to ensure the effective protection and safety of journalists and other media actors as well as of their sources, including in a cross-border context; strongly reiterates its call on the Commission to present proposals to prevent so-called ‘Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation’ (SLAPP); highlights that there are significant differences with respect to the freedom of the press and protection of journalists situations between Member States; calls on the Commission to come forward with a comprehensive Directive proposal aiming to establish minimum standards against SLAPP practices, across the EU;
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 187 #

2020/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Is concerned about attempts to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to punish independent and critical media and introduce restrictions on the media’s access to and scrutiny of government decisions and actions, hampering proper and informed debate on those actions; stresses the role of journalism and the free flow of information as essential to the EU’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic; points out that journalism plays a crucial function at a moment of public health emergency; calls on the Commission to comprehensively monitor such practices by national governments and to include the results in its upcoming Annual Report on the Rule of Law;
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 232 #

2020/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Notes that the new digital environment has exacerbated the problem of the spread of disinformation and has resulted in online platforms playing an influential role in publishing, disseminating and promoting news and other media content; reiterates its concern about the potential threat disinformation poses to freedom of expression and the independence of the media; highlights that measures combatting disinformation should focus on fostering a plurality of opinions, through the promotion of high- quality journalism, delivering reliable, fact-based, verified information, as well as on building media literacy, and that any such measures must provide guarantees for the freedom of information and the freedom of expression;
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 238 #

2020/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14a. Highlights that upholding the editorial independence within central and local media outlets, and developing media literacy projects, are essential elements for building resilience, raising awareness and strengthening education in efficiently combatting propaganda, disinformation and manipulations; calls on the Commission to actively engage in the promotion of reliable, fact-based and fact- checked information, enhancing media distribution channels in order to improve access to such information, empowering Union citizens to better identify and deal with disinformation; calls on Member States to fully implement the provisions of the revised Audio-visual Media Service Directive requiring them to promote and develop media literacy skills;
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 260 #

2020/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Points out that different forms of misinformation and disinformation, as well as other forms of information manipulation relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, continue to proliferate around the world and have potentially harmful consequences for public security, health and effective crisis management; welcomes the Joint Communication on Tackling COVID-19 disinformation, of 10 June 2020; recalls that all measures to combat disinformation, including those taken in the context of the COVID-19 emergency, need to be necessary, proportionate and subject to regular oversight, and may under no circumstances prevent journalists and media actors from carrying out their work or lead to content being unduly blocked on the internet;
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 268 #

2020/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Welcomes the Commission’s initiative to present a European Democracy Action Plan that aims to counter disinformation and to adapt to evolving threats and manipulations, as well as to support free and independent media; emphasises in this respect that protecting free and independent media while combating hate speech and disinformation is a fundamental factor in terms of the defence of the rule of law and democracy in the EU; notes with concern that according to a GDI research, websites spreading disinformation in the EU receive more than 70 million Euros in ad revenues every year; calls on the Commission to further engage with the digital platforms and step up the efforts towards ending such practices, as well as towards combatting the strategic, automated amplification of disinformation through the use of bots or fake profiles online, and towards increasing transparency in respect to the financing and the distribution of online advertising;
2020/07/07
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 1 #

2020/1998(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Regrets that the proposed commitment appropriations for the “Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme” at EUR 90 600 000 are much lower than initially requested by the Parliament, and represents a decrease of - 9,9% on commitment appropriations and - 17,8% on payment appropriations compared to 2020; requests, in line with the first reading position of the Parliament adopted on 17 April 2019, that commitment appropriations are increased to EUR 265 000 000 and that a new budget line to “promote and protect Union values“ (EUR 120 000 000 in commitment appropriations) is created; calls, in line with the partial agreement reached with Council, to increase the commitment appropriations under the “Daphne” budget line to EUR 37 100 000 and to earmark EUR 27 300 000 of this amount for the fight against gender-based violence by creating a subline “Combating all forms of gender-based violence”; calls further for an increase of the commitment appropriations of the budget line “Promote citizens engagement and participation in the democratic life of the Union” to EUR 70 600 000, to rename the budget line “Promote equality and rights” to “Promote equality, rights and gender equality” and to earmark EUR 10 300 000 to “Promote gender equality and gender mainstreaming” by creating a new subline;
2020/08/17
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 13 #

2020/1998(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Is concerned by the reduction (- 10,2%) of the commitment appropriations for the Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF), at a time where the pressure on national authorities for asylum remains very high, with huge gaps in terms of proper reception of asylum seekers and major delays in the procedures for asylum in the Member States; recalls the importance of providing adequate financial capacities to support the development of a Common European Asylum System, to bring concrete solidarity to Member States most exposed to migration and asylum flows, as well as to ensure efficient and fair asylum and return procedures; requests a budget increase for the AMF commitment appropriations to at least the level of 2020, i.e. 1 228,7 million euros;
2020/08/17
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 14 #

2020/1998(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 b (new)
3 b. Is deeply concerned by the continuing loss of lives in the Mediterranean in the absence of functioning SAR capacities; believes that SAR is a state responsibility that cannot be left to non-state actors; calls on the Commission to urgently create a fund to support the setting up of a EU Search and Rescue mission for the Mediterranean;
2020/08/17
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 15 #

2020/1998(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Considers that the small funding increase (+1.8%) proposed for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction will not be sufficient to comply with its legal obligations deriving from the Staff Regulations as well as its rental contracts; emphasises, moreover, that additional funding should be provided for the Centre to fully deploy its operational capacity and to effectively respond to the most recent developments of the drug phenomenon, including effects of Covid-19 outbreak; highlights that the drug retail value in Europe is estimated at 30 billion euros per year, and that 100 tonnes of cocaine were seized in the EU in 2019; requests, therefore, to increase the Centre’s budget to EUR 18 100 000;
2020/08/17
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 16 #

2020/1998(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Takes note of the proposal to increase the appropriations of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (Europol) by 11.5% while leaving the number of statutory staff unchanged; reminds that the AgencyEuropol is requested to provide increased analysis and operational support to Member States and, upon request, has recently launched new initiatives such as the European Financial and Economic Crime Centre and the Innovation Lab which require additional funding, tools and innovation to Member States’ law enforcement authorities, in areas such as countering terrorism and its financing, radicalisation and extremism, migrant smuggling, drugs trafficking or cybercrime, and, upon request, has recently launched new initiatives such as the European Financial and Economic Crime Centre and the Innovation Lab which require additional funding; also stresses the increase of criminal activities during the pandemic, such as cyberattacks and cybercrimes, online child abuse and exploitation, goods counterfeiting, and the surge of new activities in the recent years like environmental crimes, showing the adaptability and flexibility of criminals and the need for Europol to adapt likewise; expects Agency’s tasks to be further extended in 2021 with the upcoming revision of the Agency mandate; considers, therefore, that EUR 184 900 000 should be provided to the Agency in line with its request; requests to add further 63 posts to the Agency establishment plan;
2020/08/17
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 33 #

2020/1998(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7 a. Stresses that the Recovery plan is a new opportunity for criminals to make profits and misappropriate funds intended to saving jobs and supporting the legal economy in Europe; considers that the fight against fraud to EU’s budget, corruption, money laundering, criminal financing should be strengthened in 2021; in this context, stresses the importance of adequate funding for European JHA agencies, in particular Europol, EPPO, CEPOL, OLAF and Eurojust;
2020/08/17
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 34 #

2020/1998(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 b (new)
7 b. Welcomes the new Security Union Strategy published by the Commission on 24 July, focusing on critical infrastructure protection, the fight against cybercrime, responding to hybrid threats and organised crime; also notes the three action plans presented on online sexual abuse against children, on firearms and on drugs; considers therefore that adequate funding is necessary in the Union’s budget and for the European JHA agencies to pursue these objectives;
2020/08/17
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 37 #

2020/1998(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Regrets the reduction of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights’ budget by 0.4%; requests instead to increase Agency’s commitment and payment appropriations to EUR 24 600 000; calls for adding two AD6 and two contractual agent function group IV posts to the Agency establishment plan; highlights that without adequate financial and staff resources, the Agency may not be able to implement projects that respond to identified needs, in particular in countering discriminations and racism, defending individuals data protection and fundamental rights, including at the external borders, protecting migrants and refugees, supporting justice and victims’ rights;
2020/08/17
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 39 #

2020/1998(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10
10. Considers the proposed increase of appropriations for the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust) insufficient in light of the challenges faced by the Agency with regard to digitalisation and the continuously growing caseload; requests to provide the Agency with 217 additional posts and to increase its budget accordingly to EUR 43 800 000;
2020/08/17
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 41 #

2020/1998(BUD)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 11
11. Welcomes the proposed increase of the European Asylum Support Office’s commitment and payment appropriations by 16.5% but regrets that the number of posts in its establishment plan have not been increased accordingly; requests therefore to reinforce the establishment plan of the Office by an additional 50 posts; recalls that Office plans to keep the same level of staff as requested for 2021 throughout the new programming period but stresses that additional staff will be needed if the new Regulation on the European Union Agency for Asylum is adopted; recalls that EASO’s operational activities have increased considerably in the recent years to address the challenge of the migration crisis and to assist Member States for the reception of asylum seekers and the processing of asylum procedures, in particular in EU hotspots; stresses that EASO has also been tasked with a number of new missions, in the fields of disembarkation or relocation; highlights that the additional staff will reinforce field operations, development and delivery of trainings, information and analysis, practical tools, governance activities and administrative functions, while the pressure on EU migration and asylum systems remains high.
2020/08/17
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 397 #

2020/0361(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 12 – paragraph 1
1. Providers of intermediary services shall include information on any restrictions that they impose in relation to the use of their service in respect of information provided by the recipients of the service, in their terms and conditions. That information shall include information on any policies, procedures, measures and tools used for the purpose of content moderation, including algorithmic decision-making and human review. It shall be set out in clear and, unambiguous, very easily comprehensible language and shall be publicly available in an easily accessible format.
2021/06/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 559 #

2020/0361(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 20 – paragraph 1
1. Online platforms shallProviders of hosting services may suspend, for a reasonable period of time and after having issued a prior warning, the provision of their services to recipients of the service that frequently provide manifestly illegal content through their hosting services.
2021/06/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 672 #

2020/0361(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 27 – paragraph 3
3. The Commission, in cooperation with the Digital Services Coordinators, may issue general guidelines on the application of paragraph 1 in relation to specific risks, in particular to present best practices and recommend possible measures, having due regard to the possible consequences of the measures on fundamental rights enshrined in the Charter of all parties involved. When preparBefore adopting those guidelines the Commission shall organise public consultations and ask for the consent of the European Parliament.
2021/06/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 734 #

2020/0361(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 31 – paragraph 1
1. Very large online platforms shall provide the Digital Services Coordinator of establishment or the Commission, upon their reasoned request and within a reasonable period, specified in the request, access to data that are necessary to monitor and assess compliance with this Regulation. That Digital Services Coordinator and the Commission shall only request, access, and use that data for those purposes.
2021/06/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 88 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 16
(16) In full respect of Article 153(5) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, this Directive neither aims to harmonise the level of minimum wages across the Union nor to establish an uniform mechanism for setting minimum wages. It does not interfere with the freedom of Member States to set statutory minimum wages or promote access to minimum wage protection provided by collective agreements, according to the traditions and specificities of each country and in full respect of national competences and social partners’ contractual freedom. This Directive does not impose an obligation on the Member States where minimum wage protection is ensured exclusively via collective agreements to introduce a statutory minimum wage nor to make the collective agreements universally applicable. Also, this Directive does not establish the level of pay, which falls within the contractual freedom of the social partners at national level and within the relevant competence of Member States. The purpose of this Directive is not to impose any obligation for Member States to take measures demanding the introduction of statutory minimum wages or measures implying that the social partners have an equivalent obligation. This Directive does not oblige Member States to grant access to minimum wage protection to all workers. Such an obligation would directly interfere with Article 153(5) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Nothing in this Directive should be construed as creating rights for individuals.
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 110 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 2
(2) Article 28 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union36 provides for the right of workers and employers, or their respective organisations, in accordance with Union law and national laws and practices, to negotiate and conclude collective agreements at the appropriate levels and, in cases of conflicts of interest, to take collective action to defend their interests, including strike action. Article 31 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union367 provides for the right of every worker to working conditions which respect his or her health, safety and dignity. __________________ 36Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, 2012/C 326/02 OJEU C326/391 of 26.10.2012. 37 Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, 2012/C 326/02 OJEU C326/391 of 26.10.2012.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 126 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 5
(5) Guideline 5 of Council Decision 2020/ 1512/EU on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States37 calls on Member States to ensure an effective involvement of social partners in wage-setting, providing for fair wages that enable a decent standard of living and allowing for an adequate responsiveness of wages to productivity developments, with a view to upward convergence. The Guideline also calls on Member States to promote social dialogue and collective bargaining on wage setting. It also calls on Member States and the social partners to ensure that all workers have adequate and fair wages by benefitting from collective agreements or adequate statutory minimum wages, and taking into account their impact on competitiveness, job creation and in- work poverty. The Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 202138 states that Member States should adopt measures to ensure fair working conditions. In addition, the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 202039 recalled that in the context of growing social divides, it is important to ensure that each worker earns an adequate wage. Several Country Specific Recommendations have also been issued to some Member States in the field of minimum wages. However, individual countries may be little inclined to improve their minimum wage settings because of the perception that this could negatively affect their external cost competitiveness. __________________ 37Council Decision 2020/1512/EU of 13 October 2020 on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (OJ L 344, 19.10.2020, p. 22–28). 38 Commission Communication COM(2020) 575 final. 39 Commission Communication COM(2019) 650 final.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 136 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 29
(29) This Directive lays down minimum requirements, thus leaving untouched Member States' prerogative to introduce and maintain more favourable provisions. Rights acquired under the existing national legal framework in Sweden and Denmark should continue to apply, unless more favourable provisions are introduced by in accordance to the derogation in Article 1(3) and Article 16(2) of this Directive. The implementation of this Directive cannot be used to reduce existing rights for workers, nor can it constitute valid grounds for reducing the general level of protection afforded to workers in the field covered by this Directive.
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 148 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. With a view to improving working and living conditions in the Union, this Directive establishes a framework for the promotion of:
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 152 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) setting adequate levels ofthe adequacy of statutory minimum wages;
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 158 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
This Directive shall be without prejudice to the full respect of Member States national law and legal labour market tradition and practise while ensuring the autonomy of social partners, as well as their right to negotiate and conclude collective agreements.
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 165 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 3
3. Nothing in this Directive shall be construed as imposing an obligation on the Member States where wage setting is ensured exclusivemainly via collective agreements to introduce a statutory minimum wage nor to make the collective agreements universally applicable or affect the contractual freedom of the social partners to negotiate, monitor and set wages through collective agreements. This Directive does not oblige Member States to grant access to minimum wage protection to all workers, nor shall it create any obligation on the Member States as regards the level or conditions for the setting of wages.
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 167 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Nothing in this Directive shall be construed as creating rights for individuals.
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 175 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
For the purposes of this Directive, the following definitions apply while respecting Member States national law and legal labour market practice:
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 179 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 3
(3) ‘collective bargaining’ means all negotiations which tanegotiations which take place in accordance to Member States national law and legal labour market plaractice: between an employer, a group of employers or one or more employers organisations, on the one hand, and one or more workers’ organisations, on the other, for determining working conditions and terms of employment; and/or regulating relations between employers and workers; and/or regulating relations between employers or their organisations and a worker organisation or worker organisations;
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 203 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 13
(13) While strong collective bargaining at sector or cross-industry level contributes to ensuring adequate minimum wage protection, traditional collective bargaining structures have bseen erodinga declining trend during the last decades, in part due to structural shifts in the economy towards less unionised sectors and to the decline in trade union membership related to inter alia the increase of atypical and new forms of work.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 205 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. The national criteria referred to in paragraph 1 shall include at least the following elementwhose relevance and relative weight shall be decided by Member States in accordance with their prevailing national socio-economic conditions:
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 225 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 16
(16) In full respect of Article 153(5) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, this Directive neither aims to harmonise the level of minimum wages across the Union nor to establish an uniform mechanism for setting minimum wages. It does not interfere with the freedom of Member States to set statutory minimum wages or promote access to minimum wage protection provided by collective agreements, according to the traditions and specificities of each country and in full respect of national competences and social partners’ contractual freedom. This Directive does not impose an obligation on the Member States where minimum wage protection is ensured exclusively via collective agreements to introduce a statutory minimum wage nor to make the collective agreements universally applicable. Also, this Directive does not establish the level of pay, which falls within the contractual freedom of the social partners at national level and within the relevant competence of Member States. The purpose of this Directive is not to impose any obligation for Member States to take measures demanding the introduction of statutory minimum wages or measures implying that the social partners have an equivalent obligation. This Directive does not oblige Member States to grant access to minimum wage protection to all workers. Such an obligation would directly interfere with Article 153(5) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Nothing in this Directive should be construed as creating rights for individuals.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 246 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 9 – paragraph 1
In accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU, Directive 2014/25/EU and Directive 2014/23/EU, Member States shall take appropriate measures to ensure that in the performance of public procurement or concession contracts economic operators comply with the wages set out by collective agreements for the relevant sector and geographical area and with the statutory minimum wages where they exist.deleted
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 278 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 11 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall ensure that, without prejudice to specific forms of redress and dispute resolution provided for, where applicable, in collective agreements, workers, including those whose employment relationship has ended, have access to effective and impartial dispute resolution and a right to redress, including adequate compensation, in the case of infringements of their rightsexisting national law or collective agreements provide for relating to statutory minimum wages or minimum wage protection provided by collective agreements and such rights have been infringed.
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 282 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 11 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall take the measures necessary to protect workers, including those who are workers representatives, from any adverse treatment by the employer and from any adverse consequences resulting from a complaint lodged with the employer or resulting from any proceedings initiated with the aim of enforcing compliance with the rights relating to statutory minimum wages or minimum wage protection provided by collective agreementsprovided for in existing national law or collective agreements relating to minimum wage protection.
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 289 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 16 – title
Non-regression, derogation and more favourable provisions
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 292 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 16 – paragraph 2
2. TMember States where wage setting is ensured mainly via collective agreements shall be derogated from this Directive; while this Directive shall not affect Member States prerogative to apply or to introduce laws, regulations or administrative provisions which are more favourable to workers or to encourage or permit the application of collective agreements which are more favourable to workers.
2021/05/20
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 372 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 29
(29) This Directive lays down minimum requirements, thus leaving untouched Member States' prerogative to introduce and maintain more favourable provisions. Rights acquired under the existing national legal framework in Sweden and Denmark should continue to apply, unless more favourable provisions are introduced by in accordance to the derogation in Article 1(3) and Article 16(2) of this Directive. The implementation of this Directive cannot be used to reduce existing rights for workers, nor can it constitute valid grounds for reducing the general level of protection afforded to workers in the field covered by this Directive.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 389 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. With a view to improving working and living conditions in the Union, this Directive establishes a framework for the promotion of:
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 400 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) setting adequate levels ofimproving the adequacy of statutory minimum wages;
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 409 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) access of workers to minimum wage protection, in the form of wages set out byby promoting access to collective agreementsbargaining or in the form of a statutory minimum wage in Member States where it exists.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 413 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – subparagraph 1
This Directive shall be without prejudice to the full respect of Member States national law and legal labour market tradition and practise while ensuring the autonomy of social partners, as well as their right to negotiate and conclude collective agreements.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 421 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 3
3. Nothing in this Directive shall be construed as imposing an obligation on the Member States where wage setting is ensured exclusivemainly via collective agreements to introduce a statutory minimum wage nor to make the collective agreements universally applicable or affect the contractual freedom of the social partners to negotiate, monitor and set wages through collective agreements. This Directive does not oblige Member States to grant access to minimum wage protection to all workers, nor shall it create any obligation on the Member States as regards the level or conditions for the setting of wages.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 430 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Nothing in this Directive shall be construed as creating rights for individuals.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 445 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
For the purposes of this Directive, the following definitions apply while respecting Member States national law and legal labour market practice:
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 455 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 3
(3) ‘collective bargaining’ means all negotiations which take place in accordance to Member States national law and legal labour market practice: between an employer, a group of employers or one or more employers’ organisations, on the one hand, and one or more workers’ organisations, on the other, for determining working conditions and terms of employment; and/or regulating relations between employers and workers; and/or regulating relations between employers or their organisations and a worker organisation or worker organisations;
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 460 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 3
(3) ‘collective bargaining’ means all negotiations which take place in accordance with national law and practice between an employer, a group of employers or one or more employers’ organisations, on the one hand, and one or morea group of workers organisat one or more trade unions , on the other, for determining working conditions and terms of employment; and/or regulating relations between employers and workers; and/or regulating relations between employers or their organisations and a worker organisation or worker organisats or their trade unions;
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 549 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – title
Adequacy of statutory minimum wages
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 558 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. Member States with statutory minimum wages shall take the necessary measures to ensure that their setting and updating of statutory minimum wages are guided by criteria set to promote adequacy with the aim to achieve decent working and living conditions, social cohesion and upward convergence and prevent and combat in-work poverty. Member States shall define those criteria in accordance with their national practices and socio- economic conditions, either in relevant national legislation, in decisions of the competent bodies or in tripartite agreements. The criteria shall be defined in a stable and clear way.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 573 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. The national criteria referred to in paragraph 1 shall include at least the following elementwhose relevance and relative weight shall be decided by Member States in accordance with their prevailing national socio-economic conditions:
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 574 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. The national criteria referred to in paragraph 1 shall include at least the following elements whose relative weight shall be decided by Member States:
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 755 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 9 – paragraph 1
In accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU, Directive 2014/25/EU and Directive 2014/23/EU, Member States shall take appropriate measures to ensure that in the performance of public procurement or concession contracts economic operators comply with the wages set out by collective agreements for the relevant sector and geographical area and with the statutory minimum wages where they exist.deleted
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 863 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 11 – paragraph 1
1. Member States shall ensure that, without prejudice to specific forms of redress and dispute resolution provided for, where applicable, in collective agreements, workers, including those whose employment relationship has ended, have access to effective and impartial dispute resolution and a right to redress, including adequate compensation, in the case of infringements of their rightsexisting national law or collective agreements provide for relating to statutory minimum wages or minimum wage protection provided by collective agreements and such rights have been infringed.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 880 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 11 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall take the measures necessary to protect workers, including those who are workers’ representatives, from any adverse treatment by the employer and from any adverse consequences resulting from a complaint lodged with the employer or resulting from any proceedings initiated with the aim of enforcing compliance with the rights relating to statutory minimum wages or minimum wage protection provided by collective agreements.provided for in existing national law or collective agreements relating to minimum wage protection
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 892 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 13 – paragraph 1
Member States may entrustshall, in accordance with their national law and practice, take adequate measures to ensure the effective involvement of the social partners with the implementation of this Directivea view to implementing this Directive and may entrust the social partners with its implementation, where the social partners jointly request to do so. In so doing, the Member States shall take all necessary steps to ensure that the results sought by this Directive are guaranteed at all times.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 907 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 16 – paragraph 2
2. TMember States where wage setting is ensured mainly via collective agreements shall be derogated from this Directive; while this Directive shall not affect Member States prerogative to apply or to introduce laws, regulations or administrative provisions which are more favourable to workers or to encourage or permit the application of collective agreements which are more favourable to workers.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 174 #

2020/0279(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 1
(1) The Union, in constituting an area of freedom, security and justice, should ensure the absence of internal border controls for persons and frame a common policy on asylum, immigration and management of the external borders of the Union, based on solidarity and fair sharing of responsibility between Member States, which is fair towards third- country nationals.
2021/12/09
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 186 #

2020/0279(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) To this end, a comprehensive approach is required with the objective of reinforcing mutual trust between Member States which should bring together policy in the areas of asylum and migration management and towards relations with relevant third countries, recognising that the effectiveness of such an approach depends on all components being jointly addressed and, in an integrated manner, and properly implemented.
2021/12/09
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 200 #

2020/0279(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) The common framework should bring together the management of the Common European Asylum System and that of migration policy. The objective of migration policy should be to ensure the efficient management of migration flows, the fair treatment of third-country nationals residing legally in Member Statesand dignified treatment of applicants for international protection or of third-country nationals residing legally or those subject to a return decision, and the respect of their human rights in every Member States, the fair and efficient return of third-country nationals who do not fulfil the conditions for residence in the territory of the Member States, and the prevention of, and enhanced measures to combat, illegal migration and, migrant smuggling and human trafficking.
2021/12/09
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 206 #

2020/0279(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) The common framework should bring together the management of the Common European Asylum System and that of migration policy. The objective of migration policy should be to ensure the efficient management of migration flows, the fair and dignified treatment of third- country nationals residing legally in Member State, upholding human rights and the prevention of, and enhanced measures to combat, illegal migration and migrant smuggling.
2021/12/09
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 272 #

2020/0279(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) An effective return policy is an essential element of a well-functioning system of Union asylum and migration management, whereby those who do not have the right to stay on Union territory should return. Given that a significant share of applications for international protection may be considered unfounded, it is necessary to reinforce the effectiveness of the return policy. By increasing the efficiency of returns and reducing the gaps between asylum and return procedures, the pressure on the asylum system would decrease, facilitating the application of the rules on determining the Member State responsible for examining those applications as well as contributing to effective access to international protection for those in need. Voluntary departure should always be preferred and facilitated above compulsory removal. Returns of unaccompanied children may only take place when it is in their best interest and should not involve the use of force or physical restraints or other forms of coercion against them.
2021/12/09
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 276 #

2020/0279(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) An effective return policy is an essential element of a well-functioning system of Union asylum and migration management, whereby those who do not have the right to stay on Union territory should return. Given that a significant share of applications for international protection may be considered unfounded, it is necessary to reinforce the effectiveness of the return policy, while fully complying with fundamental rights and the principle of non-refoulement. By increasing the efficiency of returns and reducing the gaps between asylum and return procedures, the pressure on the asylum system would decrease, facilitating the application of the rules on determining the Member State responsible for examining those applications as well as contributing to effective access to international protection for those in need and the quality of asylum and return decisions.
2021/12/09
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 283 #

2020/0279(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) TIt is necessary to strengthen cooperation with third countries on asylum, migration and border management, including in the area of return and readmission of illegally staying third- country nationals, it is necessary to develop a new mechanism, includ. Therefore, the Union and the Member States should develop a new mechanism of cooperation, including by setting out tailored-made and mutually beneficial partnerships with third-countries, comprising all relevant EU policies and tools, to improve the coordination of the different actions in various policy areas other than migration that the Union and the Member States may take for that purpose. Such partnerships should provide a framework for better coordination of policies with third countries and create a win-win situation for both partners, and be based on human rights, rule of law and the respect of the Union’s common values. That mechanism should build on the analysis carried out in accordance with Regulation (EU) 810/2019 of the European Parliament and of the Council38 or of