Marlene MIZZI : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Partit Laburista (Malta)

Vice-Chair 

  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Petitions
  • 23-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Petitions

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 06-07-2014 : Committee on Petitions
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 22-01-2017 : Committee on Petitions
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 17-09-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Culture and Education

Main parliamentary activities 

Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

Reports - as rapporteur 
A rapporteur is appointed in the responsible parliamentary committee to draft a report on proposals of a legislative or budgetary nature, or other issues. In drafting their report, rapporteurs may consult with relevant experts and stakeholders. They are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs. Reports adopted at committee level are then examined and voted on in plenary. Rule 55

Reports - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

Opinions - as rapporteur 
Committees may draft an opinion to a report of the responsible committee covering the elements linked to their committee remit. Rapporteurs of such opinions are also responsible for the drafting of compromise amendments and negotiations with shadow rapporteurs of the opinion. Rule 56, Rule 57, Annex VI

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on specific provisions for the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg) supported by the European Regional Development Fund and external financing instruments  
- CULT_AD(2018)625467 -  
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CULT 
OPINION on the situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration  
- PETI_AD(2015)560805 -  
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PETI 
OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on single-member private limited liability companies  
- IMCO_AD(2015)546844 -  
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IMCO 

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for an opinion to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on discontinuing seasonal changes of time and repealing Directive 2000/84/EC  
- PETI_AD(2019)629635 -  
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PETI 
OPINION on the implementation report as regards Regulation 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport within and outside the EU  
- PETI_AD(2018)625385 -  
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PETI 
OPINION on boosting growth and cohesion in EU border regions  
- CULT_AD(2018)620999 -  
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CULT 

Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

Oral questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union can be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s members. Rule 136

Other parliamentary activities 

Written explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Protocol to the EU-Denmark Agreement on the criteria and mechanisms for establishing the State responsible for examining a request for asylum and 'Eurodac' (A8-0196/2019 - Ignazio Corrao)  
 

. ‒ This technical adjustment will enable the Kingdom of Denmark to request a comparison of fingerprint data against the data entered and stored in the Eurodac database by other participating States. All of this is possible, when they seek to establish the identity or get further information concerning a person who is suspected of a serious crime or terrorism or concerning a victim. In view of this and in the interest of security I voted in favour.

Establishing Horizon Europe – laying down its rules for participation and dissemination (A8-0401/2018 - Dan Nica)  
 

. ‒ The Commission proposed the regulation on the new framework programme for research and innovation – Horizon Europe, together with the specific programme implementing Horizon Europe. Horizon Europe builds on the achievements of the current programme, Horizon 2020, with a number of new features and improvements. I supported the text, which is a success as it includes an obligation for the programme to contribute at least 35% of its expenditure to climate objectives, continuation of the SME instrument, strengthening of the provisions on societal engagement, as well as reinforced widening aspects aimed at reducing RDI divide in the Union. Furthermore, involvement of Parliament in the strategic planning is also ensured. With this report we want to ensure that innovation, research and technological change bring benefits to all.

Programme implementing Horizon Europe (A8-0410/2018 - Christian Ehler)  
 

The European Commission proposed the Regulation on the new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation - Horizon Europe, together with the Specific Programme implementing Horizon Europe. The proposal on the specific programme aims to define the operational objectives and the activities, which are specific to parts of Horizon Europe, while the proposal for the framework programme sets out the general and specific objective of Horizon Europe as well as the structure and the broad lines of activities to be carried out. I supported the report, which confirms commitments on fighting climate change, supporting gender equality and improving citizens’ quality of life through dedicated research broad lines on health (cancer, cardiovascular diseases and precision medicine) and increased support to SMEs for better and qualified jobs in Europe.

Written questions 
Members can submit a specific number of questions to the President of the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, for written answer. Rule 138, Annex III

Individual motions for resolutions  
Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 143

Written declarations (up to 16 January 2017) 
**This instrument no longer exists since 16 January 2017**. A written declaration was an initiative on a matter falling within the EU’s competence. It could be co-signed by Members within a 3 month period.

Written declaration on establishing an EU-wide practice of reasonably priced airport food and beverages  
- P8_DCL(2016)0094 - Lapsed  
Brian HAYES , Deirdre CLUNE , Stelios KOULOGLOU , Jozo RADOŠ , Fabio DE MASI , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Lucy ANDERSON , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Patricija ŠULIN , Marlene MIZZI  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 45 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on the ‘fish war’ and the safety of fishermen  
- P8_DCL(2016)0092 - Lapsed  
Michela GIUFFRIDA , Andrea COZZOLINO , Neoklis SYLIKIOTIS , Nicola CAPUTO , Alfred SANT , Raffaele FITTO , Marlene MIZZI , Takis HADJIGEORGIOU , Theodoros ZAGORAKIS , Roberta METSOLA , Patricija ŠULIN  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 38 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on broadband regulation  
- P8_DCL(2016)0091 - Lapsed  
Michela GIUFFRIDA , Andrea COZZOLINO , Stefano MAULLU , Salvatore CICU , Alfred SANT , Raffaele FITTO , Marlene MIZZI , Takis HADJIGEORGIOU , Theodoros ZAGORAKIS , Eric ANDRIEU , Patricija ŠULIN  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 63 - 13-12-2016

Declarations 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties