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Sir Graham WATSON



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Constituencies

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  • Liberal Democrats Party icon: GB United Kingdom 2009/07/14 - 2014/06/30
  • Liberal Democrat Party icon: GB United Kingdom 2004/07/20 - 2009/07/13
  • Liberal Democrat Party icon: GB United Kingdom 1999/07/20 - 2004/07/19
  • Liberal Democrats icon: GB United Kingdom 1994/07/19 - 1999/07/19

Groups

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  • icon: ELDR ELDR Member Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party 1994/07/19 - 1994/08/01
  • icon: ELDR ELDR Member of the Bureau Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party 1994/08/02 - 1997/01/27
  • icon: ELDR ELDR Member Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party 1997/01/28 - 1999/07/19
  • icon: ELDR ELDR Member of the Bureau Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party 1999/07/20 - 2002/01/15
  • icon: ELDR ELDR Chair Group of the European Liberal, Democrat and Reform Party 2002/01/16 - 2004/07/19
  • icon: ALDE ALDE Chair Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 2004/07/20 - 2009/07/13
  • icon: ALDE ALDE Member Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 2009/07/14 - 2009/07/19
  • icon: ALDE ALDE Member of the Bureau Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe 2009/07/20 - 2014/06/30

EP staff

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  • Member of Conference of Committee Chairs 1999/07/21 - 2002/01/14
  • Member of Conference of Presidents 2002/01/16 - 2004/07/19
  • Member of Conference of Presidents 2004/07/20 - 2009/07/13
  • Member of Conference of Delegation Chairs 2009/09/30 - 2014/06/30

Committees

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RoleCommitteeStartEnd
Substitute of Committee on Budgets 1994/07/21 1997/01/15
Member of Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy 1994/07/21 1997/01/15
Substitute of Committee on Social Affairs and Employment 1994/11/30 1997/01/15
Member of Subcommittee on Monetary Affairs 1995/07/10 1997/01/15
Substitute of Committee on Budgets 1997/01/16 1999/07/19
Member of Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy 1997/01/16 1999/07/19
Substitute of Subcommittee on Monetary Affairs 1997/01/16 1999/07/19
Chair of Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs 1999/07/21 2002/01/14
Substitute of Committee on Regional Policy, Transport and Tourism 1999/07/21 2002/01/14
Member of Committee on Development and Cooperation 2002/01/17 2002/04/23
Substitute of Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs 2002/01/17 2004/07/19
Member of Committee on Legal Affairs 2004/07/21 2004/12/15
Member of Temporary committee on policy challenges and budgetary means of the enlarged Union 2007-2013 2004/10/14 2005/06/08
Member of Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs 2004/12/16 2006/10/25
Substitute of Committee on Fisheries 2009/07/16 2012/01/18
Member of Committee on Foreign Affairs 2009/07/16 2012/01/18
Substitute of Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs 2012/01/19 2014/06/30
Member of Committee on Foreign Affairs 2012/01/19 2014/06/30

Delegations

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RoleDelegationStartEnd
Member of Delegation for relations with Japan 1994/11/17 1995/07/11
Member of Delegation for relations with Japan 1995/07/12 1997/01/15
Member of Delegation for relations with Japan 1997/01/16 1997/10/13
Member of Delegation for relations with Japan 1997/10/14 1999/02/23
Member of Delegation for relations with Japan 1999/02/24 1999/07/19
Member of Delegation for relations with Japan 1999/09/29 2002/01/14
Member of Delegation to the European Economic Area Joint Parliamentary Committee (EEA) 2002/03/07 2002/05/07
Member of Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula 2004/09/15 2007/03/13
Substitute of Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China 2004/09/15 2007/03/13
Member of Delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula 2007/03/14 2009/07/13
Substitute of Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China 2007/03/14 2009/07/13
Member of Delegation for relations with India 2009/09/16 2009/09/29
Member of Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China 2009/09/16 2014/06/30
Substitute of Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) 2009/09/16 2014/06/30
Chair of Delegation for relations with India 2009/09/30 2014/06/30

Rapporteur

TypeDossierCommitteeTitle
Responsible Committee 2013/2187(INI) AFET Foreign Affairs Role of broadcasting media in projecting the EU and its values. Recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the EEAS
Opinion Committee Shadow 2013/0120B(NLE) AFET Foreign Affairs EC/Indonesia Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation: matters related to readmission
Responsible Committee Shadow 2013/0120A(NLE) AFET Foreign Affairs EC/Indonesia Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation
Responsible Committee Shadow 2012/2095(INI) AFET Foreign Affairs Role of the common security and defence policy in case of climate driven crises and natural disaster
Responsible Committee 2011/2187(INI) AFET Foreign Affairs Consistent policy towards regimes against which the EU applies restrictive measures, when their leaders exercise their personal and commercial interests within EU borders. European Parliament recommendation to the Council
Responsible Committee 2011/2079(INI) AFET Foreign Affairs Negotiations of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement. Recommendations to the Council, the Commission and the EEAS
Responsible Committee 2010/0102(NLE) AFET Foreign Affairs EC/Moldova Partnership and Cooperation Agreement: framework agreement on the general principles for the participation of Moldova in Union programmes. Protocol
Responsible Committee 2002/0092(CNS) LIBE Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs EC/China Hong Kong SAR agreement: readmission of persons residing without authorisation
Responsible Committee 2001/2167(INI) LIBE Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: security at meetings of the European Council and other comparable events
Responsible Committee 2001/2016(INI) LIBE Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Role of the European Union in the fight against terrorism
Responsible Committee 2001/0217(CNS) LIBE Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Combating terrorism. Framework Decision
Responsible Committee 2001/0215(CNS) LIBE Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs European arrest warrant and surrender procedures between Member States. Framework decision
Former Responsible Committee 2001/0215(CNS) LIBE Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs European arrest warrant and surrender procedures between Member States. Framework decision
Former Responsible Committee 2000/0238(CNS) LIBE Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Asylum: granting and withdrawing refugee status, minimum standards on procedures, Common European Asylum System
Former Responsible Committee 1999/0258(CNS) LIBE Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Right to family reunification
Responsible Committee 1998/2051(COS) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs Telecommunications, competition: cable TV networks owned by a single operator as separate legal entities (regul. 90/388/EEC)
Responsible Committee 1998/0025(CNS) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs Tax treatment: permanent or temporary transfer of turism vehicles
Former Committee Opinion 1997/2208(BUD) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs Budget 1998: section III
Committee Opinion 1997/2125(BUD) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs 1997 amending ECSC operating budget
Former Committee Opinion 1997/0085(SYN) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs Waste management: landfill
Committee Opinion 1996/2264(COS) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs The first action plan for innovation in Europe
Committee Opinion 1996/0218(CNS) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs Energy: organisation of cooperation around agreed Community objectives
Former Committee Opinion 1996/0161(COD) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs Consumers' protection: sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees
Committee Opinion 1995/2330(COS) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs Innovation. Green paper
Committee Opinion 1995/2195(COS) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs Monitoring of the application of Community law. 12th annual report 1994
Responsible Committee 1995/2193(COS) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs Single Market: report 1994
Former Committee Opinion 1995/0208(COD) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs Electricity and gas distribution sectors: rational planning techniques
Former Committee Opinion 1995/0188(COD) ECON Economic and Monetary Affairs Investment firms, credit institutions: capital adequacy, securities field (amend. Directives 93/6/EEC, 93/22/EEC)

Activities

Stats

Amendment Co-authors
Name Group Country Ams
Norica NICOLAI icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Romania Romania 54
Kristiina OJULAND icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Estonia Estonia 47
Bill NEWTON DUNN icon: ALDE ALDE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 36
Johannes Cornelis van BAALEN icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Netherlands Netherlands 35
Nils TORVALDS icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Finland Finland 33
Vittorio PRODI icon: S&D S&D icon: Italy Italy 27
Fiona HALL icon: ALDE ALDE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 21
Maria da Graça CARVALHO icon: PPE PPE icon: Portugal Portugal 20
Olle SCHMIDT icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Sweden Sweden 19
Corinne LEPAGE icon: ALDE ALDE icon: France France 19
Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Finland Finland 18
Ana GOMES icon: S&D S&D icon: Portugal Portugal 18
Metin KAZAK icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Bulgaria Bulgaria 13
Jo LEINEN icon: S&D S&D icon: Germany Germany 12
Chris DAVIES icon: ALDE ALDE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 12
Ivo VAJGL icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Slovenia Slovenia 11
Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN icon: PPE PPE icon: Finland Finland 11
Kent JOHANSSON icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Sweden Sweden 11
Jens ROHDE icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Denmark Denmark 11
Jelko KACIN icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Slovenia Slovenia 9
Andrew DUFF icon: ALDE ALDE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 8
Marita ULVSKOG icon: S&D S&D icon: Sweden Sweden 8
Kathleen VAN BREMPT icon: S&D S&D icon: Belgium Belgium 8
Theodoros SKYLAKAKIS icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Greece Greece 8
Ska KELLER icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: Germany Germany 7
Timothy Charles Ayrton TANNOCK icon: ECR ECR icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 7
Fiorello PROVERA icon: EFD EFD icon: Italy Italy 7
Satu HASSI icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: Finland Finland 7
Gerben-Jan GERBRANDY icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Netherlands Netherlands 7
Laima Liucija ANDRIKIENĖ icon: PPE PPE icon: Lithuania Lithuania 6
Alexander Graf LAMBSDORFF icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Germany Germany 5
Astrid LULLING icon: PPE PPE icon: Luxembourg Luxembourg 5
László TŐKÉS icon: PPE PPE icon: Romania Romania 5
Krzysztof LISEK icon: PPE PPE icon: Poland Poland 5
Baroness Sarah LUDFORD icon: ALDE ALDE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 4
Paweł ZALEWSKI icon: PPE PPE icon: Poland Poland 4
Keith TAYLOR icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 4
Sharon BOWLES icon: ALDE ALDE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 4
Marietje SCHAAKE icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Netherlands Netherlands 3
Elmar BROK icon: PPE PPE icon: Germany Germany 3
Corina CREȚU icon: S&D S&D icon: Romania Romania 3
Kinga GÁL icon: PPE PPE icon: Hungary Hungary 3
Adina-Ioana VĂLEAN icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Romania Romania 3
Pino ARLACCHI icon: S&D S&D icon: Italy Italy 2
Andrey KOVATCHEV icon: PPE PPE icon: Bulgaria Bulgaria 2
Hélène FLAUTRE icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: France France 2
Catherine BEARDER icon: ALDE ALDE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 2
Jürgen CREUTZMANN icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Germany Germany 2
Vladko Todorov PANAYOTOV icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Bulgaria Bulgaria 2
Vilja SAVISAAR-TOOMAST icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Estonia Estonia 2
Ismail ERTUG icon: S&D S&D icon: Germany Germany 1
Leonidas DONSKIS icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Lithuania Lithuania 1
Bas BELDER icon: EFD EFD icon: Netherlands Netherlands 1
Michael GAHLER icon: PPE PPE icon: Germany Germany 1
Tomasz Piotr PORĘBA icon: ECR ECR icon: Poland Poland 1
Anna Maria CORAZZA BILDT icon: PPE PPE icon: Sweden Sweden 1
Willy MEYER icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL icon: Spain Spain 1
Andrés PERELLÓ RODRÍGUEZ icon: S&D S&D icon: Spain Spain 1
Nicole KIIL-NIELSEN icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: France France 1
Åsa WESTLUND icon: S&D S&D icon: Sweden Sweden 1
Helmut SCHOLZ icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL icon: Germany Germany 1
Francisco SOSA WAGNER icon: NA NA icon: Spain Spain 1
Rui TAVARES icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: Portugal Portugal 1
Frieda BREPOELS icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: Belgium Belgium 1
Vicente Miguel GARCÉS RAMÓN icon: S&D S&D icon: Spain Spain 1
Jill EVANS icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 1
Isabella LÖVIN icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: Sweden Sweden 1
Ana Maria MIRANDA PAZ icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: Spain Spain 1
Jean LAMBERT icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 1
Niccolò RINALDI icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Italy Italy 1
Marco SCURRIA icon: PPE PPE icon: Italy Italy 1
Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ icon: PPE PPE icon: Spain Spain 1
Raül ROMEVA i RUEDA icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE icon: Spain Spain 1
Mario MAURO icon: PPE PPE icon: Italy Italy 1
Phil BENNION icon: ALDE ALDE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 1
Rebecca TAYLOR icon: ALDE ALDE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 1
Edward MCMILLAN-SCOTT icon: ALDE ALDE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 1
George LYON icon: ALDE ALDE icon: United Kingdom United Kingdom 1
Judith A. MERKIES icon: S&D S&D icon: Netherlands Netherlands 1
Renate WEBER icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Romania Romania 1
Gianni VATTIMO icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Italy Italy 1
Jules MAATEN icon: ALDE ALDE icon: Netherlands Netherlands 1

By types

Amendments (359)
Plenary speeches (421)
Reports (11)
Shadow opinions (1)
Shadow reports (3)
Written declarations (10)

By dossiers

CountDossier ReferenceTitle
622013/0025(COD)Prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing
362011/2177(INI)Impact of the financial crisis on the defence sector in the EU Member States
332013/0120(NLE)EU/Indonesia Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation
292012/2137(INI)EU-China relations
232013/2945(RSP)Resolution on the 2013 progress report on Turkey
232013/0152(COD)EU guarantee to the European Investment Bank (EIB) against losses under financing operations supporting investment projects outside the Union (2014-2020)
152012/2103(INI)Energy roadmap 2050, a future with energy
142011/2095(INI)Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050
112013/2081(INI)Common foreign and security policy in 2012. Annual report from the Council to the European Parliament
112012/2870(RSP)Resolution on the 2012 progress report on Turkey
112012/2095(INI)Role of the common security and defence policy in case of climate driven crises and natural disaster
102011/2132(INI)Recommendations to the Council, the Commission and the EEAS on the negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
92013/2149(INI)Assessing and setting priorities for EU relations with the eastern partnership countries
92011/0302(COD)Connecting Europe Facility 2014-2020
72011/0238(COD)Member States/third countries intergovernmental agreements in the field of energy: information exchange mechanism
62012/2107(DEC)Special report 6/2012 (2011 discharge): European Union Assistance to the Turkish Cypriot Community
62011/2109(INI)EU support for the ICC: facing challenges and overcoming difficulties
62010/2311(INI)EU counter-terrorism policy: main achievements and future challenges
62013/2135(INI)2030 framework for climate and energy policies
52011/0401(COD)Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation 2014-2020
52011/0300(COD)Trans-European energy infrastructure: guidelines
42011/0406(COD)Financing instrument for development cooperation 2014-2020
32012/2253(INI)2013 review of the organisation and the functioning of the EEAS. Recommendation to the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, to the Council and to the Commission
32012/2029(INI)Engaging in energy policy cooperation with partners beyond our borders: strategic approach to secure, sustainable and competitive energy supply
32012/2036(INI)67th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Recommendation to the Council
32013/0072(COD)Air passenger rights
32011/2308(INI)Environmental impacts of shale gas and shale oil extraction activities
22011/2316(INI)Negotiations of the EU/Azerbaijan Association Agreement. Recommendation to the Council, Commission and the EEAS
22011/0299(COD)Guidelines for trans-European networks in the area of telecommunications infrastructure
22007/2121(REG)Verification of the credentials of Beniamino Donnici
22004/0001(COD)Services in the internal market. Services Directive
22013/2674(RSP)Resolution on the EU-China negotiations for a bilateral investment agreement
22011/2187(INI)Consistent policy towards regimes against which the EU applies restrictive measures, when their leaders exercise their personal and commercial interests within EU borders. European Parliament recommendation to the Council
22010/2996(RSP)Resolution on Turkey's 2010 progress report
22001/0217(CNS)Combating terrorism. Framework Decision
22001/0215(CNS)European arrest warrant and surrender procedures between Member States. Framework decision
12013/2034(INI)68th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Recommendation to the Council
12012/2050(INI)Annual report from the Council to the European Parliament on the common foreign and security policy
12010/2124(INI)Annual report from the Council to the European Parliament on the main aspects and basic choices of the common foreign and security policy (CFSP) in 2009
12013/0309(COD)Open internet access
12011/2069(INI)Situation of fundamental rights in the European Union (2010-2011)
12008/0028(COD)Food information to consumers
12008/2104(INI)Relations between the EU and Russia
12008/0252(CNS)Guidelines for the employment policies in 2009
12007/0286(COD)Industrial emissions - Integrated pollution prevention and control. Recast
12009/2533(RSP)Resolution on humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip
12009/2516(RSP)Resolution on the return and resettlement of the Guantánamo detention facility inmates
12008/2239(INI)Second strategic energy review
12008/0033(COD)Dangerous substances and preparations: restrictions on the marketing and use of dichloromethane
12007/0272(COD)European system of national and regional accounts in the Community: implementing powers conferred on the Commission
12008/2523(RSP)Resolution on the European Council of 15-16 October 2008
12008/2576(RSP)Resolution on the Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean
12008/2001(INI)Interim report on the scientific facts of climate change: findings and recommendations for decision-making
12007/2678(RSP)Resolution on the EU-China Summit and the EU/China human rights dialogue
12007/2657(RSP)Resolution on application of Directive 2004/38/EC on the right of EU citizens and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States
12007/2637(RSP)Resolution on the European interest: succeeding in the age of globalisation
12006/2251(INI)Policy plan on legal migration
12007/2554(RSP)Resolution on the EU-Russia summit in Samara on 18 May 2007
12007/2530(RSP)Resolution on transatlantic relations
12006/0809(INS)Decision approving the appointment of Meglena Kuneva, new Member of the Commission nominated by Bulgaria
12006/2660(RSP)Resolution on the situation in the Gaza Strip
12005/0103(CNS)Second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II): establishment, operation and use
12006/2627(RSP)Resolution on the EU common immigration policy
12006/2617(RSP)Resolution on the situation in the Middle East
12006/2516(RSP)Resolution on the accession of Bulgaria and Romania
12005/2175(INI)Evaluation of the European arrest warrant
12006/2529(RSP)Resolution on the Guantanamo Bay detention center and the human rights
12005/2134(INI)Annual report on Common foreign and security policy CFSP 2004
12014/2627(RSP)Resolution on the invasion of Ukraine by Russia
12013/0024(COD)Information accompanying transfers of funds
12013/2128(INI)Local and regional consequences of the development of smart grids
12013/2626(RSP)Resolution on preparations for the European Council meeting (19-20 December 2013)
12011/0138(COD)Visas: third countries whose nationals are subject to or exempt from a visa requirement
12013/2682(RSP)Resolution on the US National Security Agency surveillance programme, surveillance bodies in various Member States and their impact on EU citizens' privacy
12013/2673(RSP)Resolution on preparations for the European Council meeting (27-28 June 2013) - European action to combat youth unemployment
12013/2600(RSP)Resolution on the human rights situation in Kazakhstan
12013/2528(RSP)Decision on the opening of, and on the mandate for, interinstitutional negotiations on the proposal for a regulation establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy
12013/2543(RSP)Resolution on strengthening the fight against racism, xenophobia and hate crime
12012/2816(RSP)Resolution on the elections in Georgia
12012/2844(RSP)Resolution on the situation in Cambodia
12011/0382(NLE)EU/USA Agreement: use and transfer of passenger name records (PNR) to the US Department of Homeland Security
12010/0380(COD)Social security: coordination of social security systems and implementation
12010/0207(COD)Deposit guarantee schemes. Recast
12011/2162(IMM)Request for the defence of parliamentary immunity of Viktor Uspaskich
12011/2828(RSP)Resolution on the situation in Palestine
12011/2749(RSP)Resolution on India, in particular the death sentence on Davinder Pal Singh
12011/2716(RSP)Resolution on the EU-Russia summit
12011/2515(RSP)Resolution on the rule of law in Russia
12010/2915(RSP)Resolution on implemented reforms and developments in the Republic of Moldova
12009/2221(INI)Promoting youth access to the labour market, strengthening trainee, internship and apprenticeship status
12010/0135(NLE)Adoption by Estonia of the euro on 1 January 2011
12009/2216(INI)EU strategy for the South Caucasus
12009/2532(RSP)Resolution on external aspects of energy security
11998/2051(COS)Telecommunications, competition: cable TV networks owned by a single operator as separate legal entities (regul. 90/388/EEC)
11998/0025(CNS)Tax treatment: permanent or temporary transfer of turism vehicles
12002/0092(CNS)EC/China Hong Kong SAR agreement: readmission of persons residing without authorisation
12001/2167(INI)Area of Freedom, Security and Justice: security at meetings of the European Council and other comparable events
12001/2016(INI)Role of the European Union in the fight against terrorism
12013/2187(INI)Role of broadcasting media in projecting the EU and its values. Recommendation to the Council, the Commission and the EEAS
12011/2079(INI)Negotiations of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement. Recommendations to the Council, the Commission and the EEAS
12010/0102(NLE)EC/Moldova Partnership and Cooperation Agreement: framework agreement on the general principles for the participation of Moldova in Union programmes. Protocol
12013/0120A(NLE)EC/Indonesia Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation
12013/0120B(NLE)EC/Indonesia Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation: matters related to readmission

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Born

1956/03/23 - Rothesay (Scotland)

  • Sir Graham Watson MEP is President of the Europe-wide Liberal Democrat Party, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe. He is also the Chairman of a global network of legislators who work to achieve the switch from fossil fuels to green energy called The Climate Parliament.
  • Graham was born in Rothesay, Scotland, on 23 March 1956. Educated at The City of Bath Boys' School and at Heriot-Watt University he holds a BA honours degree in Modern Languages and is a qualified interpreter and translator.
  • Prior to his election to the European Parliament in 1994 Graham's 15 year career included work as a freelance professional, work in the public sector and work in the private sector. In his parliamentary career he has chaired the European Parliament's Committee on Justice and Home Affairs, Citizens' Rights and Freedoms (1999-2001) and has led Parliament's Liberal Democrat Group (2002-09). He currently chairs Parliament's Delegation for Relations with India.
  • Graham Watson is married to Dr Rita Giannini: they have one daughter and one son. He has published many books including 'Building a Liberal Europe' (John Harper, 2010). He was knighted in 2011.

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