• Pavel   TELIČKA  

Pavel TELIČKA : Written explanations of vote - 8th parliamentary term 

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

Eurojust-Denmark Agreement on judicial cooperation in criminal matters (A8-0192/2019 - Claude Moraes)  

In view of Denmark’s special status in the area of criminal justice after the Lisbon treaty was adopted, Denmark is not taking part in the new Regulation concerning Eurojust and is not bound by it. However, Denmark expressed the wish to further participate in the activities of Eurojust, and in that regard a cooperation agreement has to be agreed between Denmark and Eurojust. Consequently, I voted in favour of the proposed draft Council implementing decision approving the conclusion by Eurojust of the Agreement on Criminal Justice Cooperation between Eurojust and the Kingdom of Denmark.

Coordination of social security systems (A8-0386/2018 - Guillaume Balas)  

I voted in favour of the proposed regulation on the coordination of social security systems, because it aims to facilitate mobility by ensuring that individuals do not lose their rights when moving within Europe and to ensure the continuity of social security when moving from one national legislation to another.

CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles (A8-0354/2018 - Bas Eickhout)  

The proposed regulation sets CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles. I voted in favour, because the targets set aim towards a relative reduction of the average specific emissions of the vehicles registered in the reference year 2019. Also, the proposal incentivises the deployment of zero and low-emission heavy-duty vehicles, as well as buses, coaches and small lorries. The regulation is an important stepping-stone towards a low carbon economy.

Promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles (A8-0321/2018 - Andrzej Grzyb)  

The proposed directive makes it mandatory to account for operational lifetime energy and environmental impact in the public procurement of road transport vehicles. I voted in favour, because I believe it will stimulate the market for clean, energy-efficient vehicles, contribute to reducing CO2 and air pollutant emissions, and increase energy efficiency.

Use of digital tools and processes in company law (A8-0422/2018 - Tadeusz Zwiefka)  

The proposed directive aims to amend and complement certain rules on EU company law. I voted in favour of the proposed directive because I believe it will provide a wider range of digital solutions to companies within the Single Market for formalities that they need to fulfil throughout their lifecycle.

Cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions (A8-0002/2019 - Evelyn Regner)  

The proposed directive aims to tackle important aspects of the freedom of establishment, i.e. cross-border conversions, mergers and divisions, in a coherent way. I voted in favour of the proposal, because I believe it builds on the established case law of the Court of Justice of the EU and, at the same time, it introduces provisions on the protection of the most affected stakeholders, such as employees, creditors and minority shareholders in a suitable and proportionate manner.

European Defence Fund (A8-0412/2018 - Zdzisław Krasnodębski)  

I voted in favour of the proposed regulation because it aims to trigger cooperative programmes relating to both research and development actions that would not happen without a Union contribution. Cross-border participation by SMEs is encouraged with the aim of keeping the Fund open to recipients from all Member States. The European Defence Fund is an important part of the European Security Union and will strengthen our common foreign and security policy.

Exposures in the form of covered bonds (A8-0384/2018 - Bernd Lucke)  

The proposed directive forms part of a package of measures to deepen the Capital Markets Union. I voted in favour, because it aims to harmonise national regimes with regard to covered bonds, and I believe it will ensure the smooth and continuous development of well-functioning covered bond markets in the EU and limit potential risks and vulnerabilities to financial stability.

Covered bonds and covered bond public supervision (A8-0390/2018 - Bernd Lucke)  

The proposed directive focuses on amending the Capital Requirements Regulation. I voted in favour because the amendments build on the current prudential treatment but, on the other hand, add requirements on minimum overcollateralisation and substitution assets. I believe they would strengthen the requirements for covered bonds being granted preferential capital treatment.

InvestEU (A8-0482/2018 - José Manuel Fernandes, Roberto Gualtieri)  

The proposed regulation aims at establishing the InvestEU Fund as a single investment support instrument for EU policies for the period of 2021-2027. I voted in favour, because there is still a sizeable investment gap in Europe. InvestEU will continue to mobilise public and private investment in the EU, addressing market failures and investment gaps that hamper growth and helping to reach EU policy goals such as sustainability, scientific excellence and social inclusion.

European Maritime Single Window environment (A8-0006/2019 - Deirdre Clune)  

The proposed regulation is designed to complete the process of enabling Europe to reap the full benefits of the modernisation of mobility. I voted in favour, because the regulation brings together, in a coordinated and harmonised way, all reporting associated with a port call. I believe that it will improve interoperability and interconnection between the relevant systems, thus enabling data to be shared and reused more efficiently.

Disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks (A8-0363/2018 - Paul Tang)  

I voted in favour of the proposed regulation on disclosures relating to sustainable investments and sustainability risks, because I believe that the transition to a low-carbon, more sustainable, resource-efficient and circular economy is key to ensuring the long-term competitiveness of the EU’s economy, and that incorporating environmental, social and governance factors in the investment decision—making process can bring benefits beyond the financial markets.

Persistent organic pollutants (A8-0336/2018 - Julie Girling)  

Persistent organic pollutants are organic compounds that are resistant to degradation through chemical and biological processes and can have adverse impacts on human health and the environment. I voted in favour of the proposed regulation, because among other things it introduces legal updates to the existing Persistent Organic Pollutants Regulation.

Clearing obligation, reporting requirements and risk-mitigation techniques for OTC derivatives, and trade repositories (A8-0181/2018 - Werner Langen)  

I voted in favour of the proposed regulation, which sets out a number of targeted modifications of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) because a number of practical issues with the application of the framework have arisen. In particular, it aims to simplify the rules and to make them more proportionate, while maintaining all the key elements of the framework which have proved to work in the past.

A comprehensive European Union framework on endocrine disruptors (B8-0241/2019)  

I voted in favour of the resolution on a comprehensive EU framework on endocrine disruptors because the UNEP/WHO declared endocrine disruptors (EDCs) a global threat in 2012 and the resolution considers that the EU framework for EDCs is not adequate to address the threat to human health and the environment. It thus calls on the Commission to swiftly take all necessary action to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment against EDCs by effectively minimising overall exposure of humans and the environment to EDCs.

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)  

. ‒ I voted in favour of the proposed regulation, because it aims at enabling law enforcement authorities to request the comparison of fingerprint data with those stored in the Eurodac central database when they seek to establish the exact identity of a person or obtain further information for the purpose of prevention, detection or investigation of terrorist offences or of other serious criminal offences, and thus the extension of the law enforcement provisions of the Regulation to Denmark would enable the law enforcement authorities of Denmark to request a comparison of fingerprint data against the data entered by other participating Member States and stored in the Eurodac database.

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

. ‒ I voted in favour of the proposed regulation, because Horizon Europe is the EU flagship programme to support research and innovation from concept to market uptake. The proposal also lays down the rules for participation and dissemination.

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

. ‒ The Horizon Europe programme (the framework programme) is to be implemented through specific programmes. I voted in favour of the proposed decision, because it sets out detailed rules for implementing Horizon Europe, fixes its duration and provides for the means deemed necessary. I voted in favour as Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever, with nearly EUR 80 billion of funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Market surveillance and compliance of products (A8-0277/2018 - Nicola Danti)  

. ‒ The proposed regulation aims at providing the right incentives to businesses, intensifying compliance checks and promoting closer cross-border cooperation among enforcement authorities. I voted in favour, because it will consolidate the existing framework for market surveillance activities, encourage joint actions by market surveillance authorities, improve the exchange of information and promote the coordination of market surveillance programmes.

Promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services (A8-0444/2018 - Christel Schaldemose)  

. ‒ The proposed regulation aims at establishing the same level of obligations for private parties and enabling the coherent application of rules. I voted in favour, because I believe it will ensure a fair, predictable, sustainable and trusted legal environment for business users, corporate website users, providers of online intermediation services and online search engines alike, and thus result in less chances of having harmful platform-to-business trading practices occurring in certain online activities.