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85 Amendments of Valdemar TOMAŠEVSKI

Amendment 46 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 23 a (new)
– having regard to its resolution of 23 November 2016 on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties (2016/2030(INI)) and its recommendation of 13 March 2019 to the Council and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy concerning taking stock of the follow-up taken by the EEAS two years after the EP report on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties (2018/2115(INI)),
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 87 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas, according to the recent report commissioned by UK government, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, constituting 80% of persecuted religious believers in the world; whereas this persecution range from routine discrimination in education, employment and social life, through limitations on all forms of expression up to physical attacks against Christian communities, which come close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 173 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Stresses that freedom of speech and expression, as well as media pluralism, are at the heart of resilient democratic societies; urges that the best possible safeguards against ongoing disinformation campaigns and hostile propaganda originating from authoritarian states and non-state actors, such as terrorist groups be put in place by developing a legal framework both at EU and international level for tackling hybrid threats, including cyber and information warfare;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 269 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Calls on the VP/HR and the Council to pay special attention to the human rights situation in the illegally- occupied territories in the Eastern Partnership countries, and take effective measures with the aim to prevent grave human rights abuses on the ground, including the violation of right to life, restriction of freedom of movement, and discrimination on the ground of ethnicity;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 270 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 b (new)
19b. In this regard recalls its resolution of 14 June 2018 on Georgian occupied territories 10 years after the Russian invasion (2018/2741(RSP)) and reiterates the necessity of imposing the restrictive measures by the EU and its Member States on the persons included in the “Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili List”, the individuals responsible for grave human rights violations in Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 392 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Urges the Commission, the EEAS and the Member States to step up advocacy in relation to FoRB, and to launch interreligious dialogue with states and representatives of civil society and faith groups in order to prevent acts of violence and discrimination against persons on the grounds of thought, conscience, religion or belief; calls for the EU to continue to forge alliances and to enhance cooperation with a broad range of countries and regional organisations, in order to deliver positive change in relation to FoRB; reminds the Council and Commission of the need to adequately support the institutional mandate, capacity and duties of the Special Envoy for the promotion of FoRB outside the EU; underlines the need to pay special attention to the situation of the persecuted Christians around the world, who make up the vast majority of the religious groups facing discrimination, violence and death;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 480 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Stresses that the EU should continue to actively support democratic and effective human rights institutions and civil society in their efforts to promote democratisation; positively notes, in this context, the European Endowment for Democracy’s consistent engagement in the eastern and southern neighbourhoods of the EU to promote democracy and respect for fundamental rights and freedoms; calls on the Council to consider expanding the EED’s mandate also to the countries of Central and Latin America and making sufficient funds available to do so; recalls that the experience gained and the lessons learned from transitions to democracy in the framework of the enlargement and neighbourhood policies could make a positive contribution to the identification of best practices that could be used to support and consolidate other democratisation processes worldwide;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 161 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas it is essential to ensure a level playing field for farmers in all Member States, fair standard of living across regions and Member States, affordable prices for citizens and consumers, and access to quality food and healthy diets, while delivering on the commitments for environmental care, climate action, and animal and plant health and welfare;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 365 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the intention to simplify and modernise the CAP, but emphasisunderlines that the integrity of the sSingle mMarket and a truly common and adequately financed by the EU policy must be the overriding priorities of reform;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 415 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Considers that subsidiarity for Member States should only be granted within a common general set of rules and tools agreed at EU level as part of a uniform approach to all programming efforts and eligibility criteria, should cover both of the CAP’s pillars and ensure, in particular, a European approach in Pillar I without national co-financing and thus a level playing field;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 499 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Calls on the Commission to avoid renationalisation of CAP and grant more flexibility to Member States and regions within the framework of the agricultural de minimis rules ;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 535 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Considers it necessary to maintain the current two-pillared architecture, particularly Pillar I, which is dedicated to income support for farmers; considers it necessary, at the same time, to compensate for the provision of public goods on the basis of uniformgeneral criteria, while allowing Member States to take specific approaches to reflect local conditions;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 553 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Considers that the current CAP architecture can only deliver its objectives if sufficiently funded; calls, therefore, for the CAP budget to be maintained in the nextonly if it remains a common, modern and well- funded EU policy which supports sustainable development of agriculture and is crucial for providing safe, high quality and diverse food, jobs and growth in rural areas; which contributes to further levelling of developmental gaps in agriculture and rural areas and which reflects social and economic cohesion in its financial and programming dimension as well as proposed instruments and thus calls for maintaining the CAP budget in the post-2020 MFF at at least athe current levels in order to achieve the ambitions of a revised and efficient CAP beyondafter 2020;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 619 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Believes that more targeted support for family farms is necessary and that this can be achieved by introducing a compulsory higher support rate for small farms; considers, moreover, that and, at the same time and reflecting economies of scale considering different agricultural structures, support for larger farms should be digressive, reflecting economies of scale, with the possibility for capping to be decided by the Member States;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 673 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Calls forStresses that the existing system for calculating direct payments in Pillar I, which is often based on historic entitlements, to and not most recent data, should be replaced by an EU-wide uniform method of calculating payments, in order to based on support paid per hectare, in order to ensure a level playing field for farmers in all Member States and make the system simpler and more transparent;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 740 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Stresses the need for a fair and equal distribution of direct payments between Member States, which must take into account socio-economic differences, different production costs and the amounts received by Member States under Pillar II;
2018/03/22
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 761 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Calls to complete the process of full convergence of direct payments between Member States as of 2021;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 764 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 b (new)
13b. Underlines that all EU farmers have to meet the same standards and requirements and are facing the same challenges;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 780 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Believes that, provided that a level playing field in the single market can be guaranteed, voluntary coupled support (VCS) payments should be maintained, and used as a tool to address needs of sensitive sectors and in a wider scope to address specific objectives related to environment, climate or quality and marketing of agricultural products, counteract specific difficulties, particularly those arising from the structural competitive disadvantage of less- favoured and mountainous regions, as well as those which are more temporary in nature and arise from a shift away from the old entitlement scheme, for example;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 795 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14 a (new)
14a. In case of direct payments related to voluntary coupled support (VCS), more support should be given to small and medium-sized farms, and socio-economic considerations, that could be used in addition to statistical production figures, need to be taken into account;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 822 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Recalls that generational renewal is a challenge faced by farmers in many Member States and that consequently each nNational sStrategy must therefore address this issue through a comprehensive approach, including top-ups in Pillar I1 and targeted measures in Pillar II, as well as by means of new financial instruments and national measures, in ordernd also via national measures and wider use of new financial instruments as a tool to grant access to capital in the circumstances of limited resources, to incentivise famers to pass on their farming operations;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 857 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15 a (new)
15a. Recalls that the investment support(non-repayable) should primarily be used in areas of EU-level added value;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 878 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Underlines the importance of rural development, including the LEADER initiative, in, to improve the synergy of different policies and to enhance competitiveness, promotes effective and sustainable economies and enhances development of rural areas, to supporting multi-functional agriculture and in fostering additional entrepreneurial activities and opportunities, in order to generate income from agri-tourism, and to secure community-supported agricultureby financially strengthening Pillar II, thus increasing potential to generate income, to tackle depopulation, unemployment, poverty and theo provision of social services in rural areasmote social inclusion;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 940 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls on the Commission to introduce a new and comprehensive legal framework which allows the integration of the various types of environmental actions at present, such as cross compliance, greening and the good agricultural and environmental conditions (GAEC) standards, as well as agri-environment measures (AEMs) for rural development, so that farmers can deliver effectively and with less bureaucracy on environmental care, biodiversity and climate action, receiving equal awards for provision of comparable services of public interest, while ensuring that Member States have adequate control and taking into account local conditions;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 1252 #

2018/2037(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25 a (new)
25a. Believes that the compliance of farming in partner states with good and sustainable farming practices, climate measures and other means to minimise environmental impact of farming, which are applied in the EU, shall become an obligatory threshold for allowing access of goods manufactured in the third states to enter the EU market;
2018/03/23
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 101 #

2018/0169(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) any well-founded additional conditions set by the competent authority in the relevant permit pursuant to points (b) and (c) of Article 7(3), as regards water quality.
2018/10/16
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 117 #

2018/0169(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 5 – paragraph 2
2. The reclamation plant operator shall draw-up a Water Reuse Risk Management Plan based on the key risk management tasks set out in Annex II for which he is responsible. The Water Reuse Risk Management Plan shall propose any additional requirements to those specified in Annex I necessary to further mitigate any risks, and shall, inter alia, identify hazards, risks and appropriate preventive measures.
2018/10/16
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 123 #

2018/0169(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 6 – paragraph 1
1. Any supply of water reclaimed waterfor commercial purposes and destined for a use specified in section 1 of Annex I, shall be subject to a permit.
2018/10/16
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 130 #

2018/0169(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 7 – paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. National water authorities, together with the Commission, shall organise specialist training and information sessions for national agency staff that will be responsible for assessing permit applications from operators; alternatively, the Commission shall undertake to draw up and disseminate to the national authorities information brochures and possibly online content concerning the rules and requirements governing minimum standards for water reuse.
2018/10/16
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 134 #

2018/0169(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – introductory part
1. TBefore issuing a permit, the competent authority shall verify compliance of the reclaimed water with the conditions set out in the permit, at the point of compliance. The compliance check shall be performed using the following means:
2018/10/16
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 137 #

2018/0169(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 2
2. In the event of non-compliance detected after issue of a permit, the competent authority shall require the reclamation plant operator to take anyhalt the supply of reclaimed water until the necessary measures to restore compliance without delayhave been taken.
2018/10/16
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 141 #

2018/0169(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8 – paragraph 4
4. If an incident affecting compliance with the permit's conditions occurs, the reclamation plant operator shall immediately inform the competent authority and theall end-user(s) which may be potentially affected, and communicate to the competent authority the information necessary for assessing the impacts of such an incident.
2018/10/16
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 146 #

2018/0169(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 11 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. The Commission shall undertake to review once every 10 years, or whenever the situation so requires, the minimum reclaimed water quality standards on the basis of studies conducted in the EU rather than third countries.
2018/10/16
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 7 #

2017/2088(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas in the 2007-2013 period, the number of young farmers in the EU as a whole decreased from 3.3 to 2.3 million, and the area of farms cultivated by young farmers decreased during that period from 57 to 53 million hectares;
2018/01/26
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 11 #

2017/2088(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A b (new)
Ab. whereas in the 2007-2013 period in the EU as a whole, as well as in most Member States, there were no positive generational changes in agriculture, with the percentage of young farmers shrinking and the percentage of older farmers rising;
2018/01/26
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 13 #

2017/2088(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A c (new)
Ac. whereas the generational situation in agriculture varies significantly from one Member State to another and thus calls for a flexible and diversified approach;
2018/01/26
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 94 #

2017/2088(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 – point 1 (new)
(1) Expects the Commission to present a clear intervention logic for agricultural generational change instruments, based on a sound assessment of young farmers' needs, including an analysis of the reasons why young people interested in taking up farming face barriers and an analysis of the extent to which such obstacles have become widespread depending on the particular geographical areas, agricultural sectors or other specific farm characteristics;
2018/01/26
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 95 #

2016/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Points out that Union law for the protection of privacy and personal data, as well as the rights to equality and non- discrimination, are applicable to data processing even when that processing is preceded by pseudonymisation and anonymisation techniques, insofar as there are risks of re-identification, or, in any case, when use of non-personal data might impact on individuals’ private lives or other rights and freedomcivil liberties;
2016/12/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 128 #

2016/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Takes the view that anonymisation techniques should comprise technical measures and contractual obligations which ensure non-re-identification; calls on corporations to regularly review such risks in light of new technologies and to document the appropriateness of measures adopted, allowing independent supervisory authorities to monitor practices and provide audit recommendations, which should be implemented without delay;
2016/12/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 164 #

2016/2225(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Calls on the Union and the Member States to identify and minimise algorithmic discrimination and bias and to develop a strong and common ethics framework for the processing of personal data and automated decision-making;
2016/12/19
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 80 #

2016/2223(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Considers that increased research and information is needed on enabling access to secondary market opportunities and alternative uses for products which would otherwise be ploughed back into the soil or wasted, wasted or disposed of;
2017/02/09
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 7 #

2016/2163(DEC)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Welcomes the fact that, during 2015, the Agency strongly focused on fundamental rights challenges arising from the significant increase in refugees and migrants – including refugees crossing borders illegally – coming to the Union; acknowledges especially that the Agency considerably stepped up its activities in the area of immigration and integration of migrants, visa and border control and asylum procedures;
2017/01/23
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 796 #

2016/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 a (new)
30 a. Calls on the governments of the Member States to condemn practices which, by means of linguistic discrimination or enforced or concealed assimilation, have in the past been – or are now – directed against the identity and language use of endangered linguistic communities or their cultural institutions;
2016/10/03
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 801 #

2016/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 b (new)
30 b. In the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) adopted by Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in 1994, calls on the European Commission to elaborate a European level Directive in order to tackle language discrimination, as there are Directives on how to tackle racism and xenophobia;
2016/10/03
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 806 #

2016/2009(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 c (new)
30 c. Calls on the European Commission to strengthen its plan to promote the teaching and use of regional languages, as a potential way to tackle language discrimination in the EU;
2016/10/03
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 29 #

2016/0284(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 2
(2) The development of digital technologies and internet has transformed the distribution of and access to television and radio programmes. Users increasingly expect to have access to television and radio programmes both live and on- demand, using traditional channels such as satellite or cable and also through online services. Broadcasting organisations are therefore increasingly offering, in addition to their own broadcasts of television and radio programmes, online services ancillary to their broadcast, such as simulcasting and catch-up services. Retransmission services operators, which aggregate broadcasts of television and radio programmes into packages and provide them to users simultaneously to the initial transmission of the broadcast, unaltered and unabridged, use various techniques of retransmission such as cable, satellite, digital terrestrial, closed circuit IP-based or mobile networks as well as the open internet. On the part of users, there is a growing demand and need for access to broadcasts of television and radio programmes, including catch-up services, not only originating in their Member State but also in other Member States of the Union, includingespecially from members of linguistic minorities of the Union as well as from, persons who live in another Member State than their Member State of origin as well as persons who study other languages than their mother tongue.
2017/06/23
Committee: JURI
Amendment 40 #

2016/0284(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) A number of barriers hinder the provision of online services which are ancillary to broadcasts and the provision of retransmission services and thereby the free circulation of television and radio programmes within the Union. Broadcasting organisations transmit daily many hours of news, cultural, political, documentary or entertainment programmes. These programmes incorporate a variety of content such as audiovisual, musical, literary or graphic works, which is protected by copyright and/or related rights under Union law. That results in a complex process to clear rights from a multitude of right holders and for different categories of works and other protected subject matter. Often the rights need to be cleared in a short time-frame, in particular when preparing programmes such as news or current affairs. In order to make their online services available across borders, broadcasting organisations need to have the required rights to works and other protected subject matter for all the relevant territories which further increases the complexity of the rights' clearance.
2017/06/23
Committee: JURI
Amendment 61 #

2016/0284(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) Council Directive 93/83/EEC17 facilitates cross-border satellite broadcasting and retransmission by cable of television and radio programmes from other Member States of the Union. However, the provisions of that Directive on transmissions of broadcasting organisations are limited to satellite transmissions and therefore do not apply to online services ancillary to broadcast while the provisions concerning retransmissions of television and radio programmes from other Member States are limited to simultaneous, unaltered and unabridged retransmission by cable or microwave systems and do not extend to such retransmissions by means of other technologies. _________________ 17 Council Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission OJ L 248, 6.10.1993, p. 15– 21.
2017/06/23
Committee: JURI
Amendment 70 #

2016/0284(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 7
(7) Therefore, cross-border provision of online services ancillary tof broadcasters and retransmissions of television and radio programmes originating in other Member States should be facilitated by adapting the legal framework on the exercise of copyright and related rights relevant for those activities.
2017/06/23
Committee: JURI
Amendment 78 #

2016/0284(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) The ancillary online services covered by this Regulation are those services offered by broadcasting organisations which have a clear and subordinate relationship to the broadcast. They include services giving access to television and radio programmes in a linear manner simultaneously to the broadcast and services giving access, within a defined time period after the broadcast, to television and radio programmes which have been previously broadcast by the broadcasting organisation (so-called catch- up services). In addition, ancillary online services include services which give access to material which enriches or otherwise expands television and radio programmes broadcast by the broadcasting organisation, including by way of previewing, extending, supplementing or reviewing the relevant programme's content. The provision of access to individual works or other protected subject matter that have been incorporated in a television or radio programme should not be regarded as an ancillary online service. Similarly, the provision of access to works or other protected subject matter independently of broadcast, such as services giving access to individual musical or audiovisual works, music albums or videos, do not fall under the definition of ancillary online service.
2017/06/23
Committee: JURI
Amendment 164 #

2016/0284(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) In order to prevent circumvention of the application of the country of origin principle through the extension of the duration of existing agreements concerning the exercise of copyright and related rights relevant for the provision of an ancillary online service as well as the access to or the use of an ancillary online service, it is necessary to apply the principle of country of origin also to existing agreements but with a transitional period.
2017/06/23
Committee: JURI
Amendment 203 #

2016/0284(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point a
(a) "ancillary online service" means an online service consisting in the provision to the public, by or under the control and responsibility of a broadcasting organisation, of linear and non-linear radio or television programmes before, simultaneously with or for a defined period of time after their broadcast by the broadcasting organisation as well as of any material produced by or for the broadcasting organisation which is ancillary to such broadcast;
2017/06/23
Committee: JURI
Amendment 236 #
2017/06/23
Committee: JURI
Amendment 247 #

2016/0284(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 2 – paragraph 1
(1) The acts of communication to the public and of making available occurring when providing an ancillary online service by or under the control and responsibility of a broadcasting organisation as well as the acts of reproduction which are necessary for the provision of, the access to or the use of the ancillary online service shall, for the purposes of exercising copyright and related rights relevant for these acts, be deemed to occur solely in the Member State in which the broadcasting organisation has its principal establishment.
2017/06/23
Committee: JURI
Amendment 272 #

2016/0284(COD)

Exercise of the rights in retransmission and in re-use of broadcasting organisations' on-demand services by right holders other than broadcasting organisations
2017/06/23
Committee: JURI
Amendment 300 #

2016/0284(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 3 – paragraph 5 a (new)
(5 a) The principles of paragraphs 1 to 5 shall apply also to the integral re-use of the broadcasting organisation’s on- demand services by a party other than the broadcasting organisation under whose control and responsibility such services were primarily made available.
2017/06/23
Committee: JURI
Amendment 9 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 105
(105) It is appropriate that different cases usually referred to as situations of conflict of interest be identified and treated distinctly. The notion of a ‘conflict of interest’ should be solely used for cases where an entity or person with responsibilities for budget implementation, audit or control or an official or an agent of a Union institution is in such a situation. All persons or entities potentially subject to conflict of interest should be encouraged to publish their declarations of interest, instead of a declaration of absence of conflict of interest. A self-evaluation of conflict of interest is a conflict of interest in itself. Therefore, the evaluation of conflict of interest should be done by an independent third party. In cases where an economic operator attempts to unduly influence a procedure or obtain confidential information, this should be treated as grave professional misconduct. In addition, economic operators may be in a situation where they should not be selected to implement a contract because of a professional conflicting interest. For instance, a company should not evaluate a project in which it has participated or an auditor should not be in a position to audit accounts it has previously certified. A record of all cases of conflict of interest and revolving door identified in the Union institutions should be published on a regular basis.
2017/03/21
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 10 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 108
(108) Union public procurement should ensure that Union funds are used in an effective, transparent, and appropriate way. In that regard, electronic procurement should contribute to the better use of Union funds and enhance access to contracts for all economic operators. All Union institutions conducting public procurement should publish clear rules on their websites regarding acquisition, expenditure and monitoring, as well as all contracts awarded, including their value.
2017/03/21
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 11 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 113
(113) A contracting authority should be able to cancel a procurement procedure before the contract is signed, including on grounds of suspicion of conflict of interest, revolving doors or grave professional misconduct, without the candidates or tenderers being entitled to claim compensation. This should be without prejudice to situations where the contracting authority has acted in such a way that it may be held liable for damages in accordance with the general principles of Union law.
2017/03/21
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 23 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 131 – paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. In order to have an efficient early detection and exclusion system, clear rules shall be put in place for a real protection of whistle-blowers. Regular reports on whistle-blowers cases handled and finalised shall be published by relevant bodies.
2017/03/21
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 24 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 165 – paragraph 1
The contracting authority may, before the contract is signed, cancel the procurement procedure, including on grounds of suspicion of conflict of interest, revolving doors or grave professional misconduct, without the candidates or tenderers being entitled to claim any compensation.
2017/03/21
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 28 #

2016/0282(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 183 – paragraph 2
2. All grants awarded in the course of a financial year shall be published in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 4 of Article 36. In addition, all Union institutions conducting public procurement shall publish on their websites clear rules regarding acquisition, expenditure and monitoring, as well as all contracts awarded, including their value.
2017/03/21
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 54 #

2016/0231(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13
(13) In order to ensure efficient, transparent and cost-effective reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions and of other information necessary to assess progress with Member States’ annual emissions allocations, the requirements for annual reporting and evaluation under this Regulation are integrated with the relevant Articles under Regulation (EU) No. 525/2013, which should therefore be amended accordingly. The amendment of that Regulation should also ensure that progress of Member States in making emission reductions continues to be evaluated annually, taking into account progress in Union policies and measures and information from Member States. Every two years, the evaluation should include the projected progress of the Union towards meeting its reduction commitments and of Member States towards fulfilling their obligations. However, the application of deductions should only be considered at five-year intervals, so that the potential contribution from deforested land, afforested land, managed cropland and managed grassland taking place pursuant to Regulation [ ] can be considered. This is without prejudice to the duty of the Commission to ensure compliance with the obligations of Member States resulting from this Regulation or to the power of the Commission to initiate infringement proceedings for this purpose.
2017/03/07
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 57 #

2016/0231(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) As a means to enhance the overall cost-effectiveness of total reductions, Member States should be able to transfer part of their annual emission allocation to other Member States. The transparency of such transfers should be ensured and may be carried out in a manner that is mutually convenient, including by means of auctioning, the use of market intermediaries acting on an agency basis, or by way of bilateral arrangements.
2017/03/07
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 224 #

2015/2062(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Calls on Member States to abide by the recommendations in force concerning the treatment of foreign prisoners, based on their right not to suffer discrimination on the grounds of origin or nationality;
2017/05/10
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 148 #
2015/05/18
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 402 #

2014/2254(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Deplores the fact that even today people belonging to minorities are still victims of discrimination; calls for more consistency of the European Union in the field of minority protection; strongly believes that all Member States as well as candidate countries shall be bound by the same principles and criteria in order to avoid the application of double standards; Calls therefore, as a part of resolving the so- called Copenhagen dilemma, for the establishment of an effective mechanism to monitor and ensure fundamental and acquired rights of national and linguistic minorities both in candidate countries and in countries already admitted to the European Union;
2015/05/12
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 173 #

2012/2043(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 – point b
b. the principle of duty of care for all animal owners and handlers, so that at every step of the chain there is a natural or legal person responsible for the animal and its wellbeing, whereas stray animals should be the responsibility of the Member States’ local authorities because of the public health and safety related risks;
2012/04/04
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 188 #

2012/2043(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 – point d
d. a certificate or other proof of competence for any unqualified person with no farm work experience handling animals in the course of their professional duties, along with adequate training requirements for specific animal welfare responsibilities when needed, and a system for pre-testing permits for the construction or reconstruction of animal premises;
2012/04/04
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 11 #

2011/2284(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. believes that international cooperation beyond the EU is indispensable, as the nature of cyber-threats is global, requiring global responses that comply with the provisions of international law;
2012/02/29
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 3 #

2011/2069(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 a (new)
- having regard to Article 10 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
2012/08/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 4 #

2011/2069(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 b (new)
- having regard to the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities,
2012/08/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 5 #

2011/2069(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 5 c (new)
- having regard to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages,
2012/08/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 23 #

2011/2069(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) founds the Union on a community of indivisible and universal values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, solidarity, the rule of law and respect for human rights, for all persons on the territory of the EU, including those belonging to minorities, which includes national, ethnic and linguistic minorities,
2012/08/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 88 #

2011/2069(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – indent 2
– the lack of transparency in the EU agencies, which makes it difficult to ascertain whether or not their actions comply with the principles of transparency, good administration, data protection and antidiscrimination,opposing discrimination – including discrimination affecting national, ethnic and linguistic minorities – as well as of necessity and proportionality;
2012/08/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 176 #

2011/2069(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Stresses that the principles of human dignity and equality before the law are foundations of democratic society; deems incomprehensible the current blockage of Council negotiations on the Commission’s proposal for a horizontal directive extending comprehensive protection against discrimination on all grounds, including religion or belief, disability, age, membership of national or ethnic minorities, or sexual orientation, and urges efforts to ensure adoption as soon as possible;
2012/08/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 187 #

2011/2069(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. urges the Member States not to discriminate against persons belonging to national or ethnic minorities, and to ensure that such people enjoy the rights conferred on them by international and EU law;
2012/08/20
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 410 #

2011/2069(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 43 a (new)
43a. Calls on Member States to remove the barrier created by electoral thresholds applied to national minorities during elections in a given country;
2012/07/25
Committee: LIBE
Amendment 183 #

2011/0280(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 21
(21) Due to the successive integration of various sectors into the single payment scheme and the ensuing period of adjustment granted to farmers, it has become increasingly difficult to justify the presence of significant individual differences in the level of support per hectare resulting from use of historical references. Therefore direct income support should be more equitably distributed between Member States, by reducing the link to historical references and having regard to the overall context of the Union budget. To ensure a more equal distribution of direct support, while taking account of the differences that still exist in wage levels and input costs, the levels of direct support per hectare should be progressively adjusted. Member States with direct payments below the level of 90 % of the average should close one third of the gap between their current level and this level. This convergenceA single payment scheme leading to a certain level of redistribution of funds should be financed proportionally by all Member States with direct payments above the Union average. In addition, all payment entitlements activated in 2019 in atroduced in the interests of the fair distribution of direct payments across the EU, with every Member State or receiving a region should have a uniform unit value following a convergence towards this value that should take place durt least 90% of the average for direct payments ing the transition period in linear steps. However, in order to avoid disruptive financial consequences for farmers, Member States having used the single payment scheme, and in particular the historical model, should be allowed to partially take historical factors into account when calculating the value of payment entitlements in the first year of application of the new scheme. The debate on the next Multiannual Financial Framework for the period startEU and no Member State receiving more than 110% of the average for direct payments. A new direct payment system should be implemented, but it should come with an assurance that the transition period will be appropriately shorter – but ending inby 2021 should also focus on the objective of complete convergence through the equal distribution of direct support across the European Union during that15 at the latest – for those Member States receiving direct payments below the EU average during the current funding period.
2012/07/18
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 21 #

2011/0231(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 5
(5) In the interest of consumers, this Regulation should apply to all aromatised wine products marketed in the Union, whether produced in the Member States or in third countries. In order to maintain and improve the reputation of Union’s aromatised wine products on the world market, the rules provided for in this Regulation should also apply to such drinks produced in the Union for export.
2012/03/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 22 #

2011/0231(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 10
(10) Moreover, the ethyl alcohol used for the production of aromatised wine products should be exclusively of agricultural origin, so as to meet consumer expectations and conform to traditional quality practices. This will help bring fallow fields into use, particularly in the new Member States. It will also ensure an outlet for basic agricultural products.
2012/03/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 23 #

2011/0231(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 15
(15) Member State authorities should be responsible for ensuring compliance with this Regulation, and arrangements should be made for the Commission to be able to monitor and verify such compliance in conjunction with the Member States.
2012/03/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 36 #

2011/0231(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 8
In applying a quality policy for aromatised wine products with geographical indications protected under this Regulation which are produced on their own territory or for the establishment of new geographical indications, Member States may lay down rules on production and description which are stricter than those referred to in Article 3 and in Annexes I and II in so far as they are compatible with the recommendations of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) and with Union law.
2012/03/06
Committee: AGRI
Amendment 39 #

2011/0231(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 14 – paragraph 3 – subparagraph 2
The Member State shall, by means of a national procedure, ensure the adequate publication of the application and providing for a period of at least twohree months from the date of publication within which any natural or legal person having a legitimate interest and resident or established on its territory may object to the proposed protection by lodging a duly substantiated statement with the Member State.
2012/03/06
Committee: AGRI