Anders Primdahl VISTISEN : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 31-08-2015 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member
  • 01-09-2015 / 12-12-2016 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 13-12-2016 / 10-01-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 11-01-2017 / 15-01-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 16-01-2017 / 04-07-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 05-07-2017 / 24-10-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 25-10-2017 / 07-01-2018 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 08-01-2018 / 03-07-2018 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 04-07-2018 / 01-07-2019 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Dansk Folkeparti (Denmark)

Vice-Chair 

  • 24-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgetary Control
  • 14-07-2014 / 14-09-2014 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 19-01-2017 / 23-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Budgets
  • 14-07-2014 / 09-03-2017 : Delegation for relations with Palestine
  • 03-09-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 21-01-2016 / 04-04-2017 : Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 08-02-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union
  • 08-02-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 08-02-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • 10-03-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Palestine
  • 12-09-2017 / 14-11-2018 : Special Committee on Terrorism

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

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 draft Council decision on the conclusion of the agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco on the amendment of Protocols 1 and 4 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part  
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OPINION on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the agreement in the form of an exchange of letters between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco on the amendment of Protocols 1 and 4 to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Kingdom of Morocco, of the other part  
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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 discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017, Section III - Commission and executive agencies  
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OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017, Section X – European External Action Service  
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OPINION on implementation of the Treaty provisions related to EU citizenship  
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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

Major interpellations 
Major interpellations for written answer with debate, addressed to the European Commission, the Council or the Vice-President of the Commission/High Representative of the Union, may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members. Rule 139, Annex III

Other parliamentary activities 

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

European Border and Coast Guard (A8-0076/2019 - Roberta Metsola)  
 

The DPP-Delegation is supportive of Frontex. In this regard, it welcomes that a standing corps of up to 10 000 operational staff will be set up by 2027. Where Frontex currently relies on Member States’ contributions, the Agency will start to recruit its own staff. This new corps can be deployed in the Member States on their request to assist in border control, returning individuals and fighting cross-border crime. Also, the DPP believes it is positive that Frontex can continue to assist Member States in their return operations when they agree thereto. The DPP however regrets to see that the Agency is not beefed up fully in its competences. Frontex namely did not receive the extra competence on returning individuals from one third country to another third country. The DPP believes this constitutes a missed opportunity. By assisting North African countries in their return operations, the pressure on our external borders would fall sharply. Furthermore, ‘fundamental rights monitors’ are created, which will supervise the Agency’s implementation of fundamental rights in every single operation. The latter, combined with the extra reporting obligations, will put a lot of red tape on the Agency, which will prevent efficient operations. Hence, the DPP voted against.

Fiscalis programme for cooperation in the field of taxation (A8-0421/2018 - Sven Giegold)  
 

Fiscalis is an EU programme for national tax administrations to exchange information and expertise. The programme includes a budget to assist Member States’ tax authorities with supporting tax policy and the implementation of EU law on taxation to avoid aggressive tax planning, tax fraud and double non-taxation. Its budget will go towards connecting IT systems and promoting the sharing of good practices and training to boost efficiency and to avoid unnecessary administrative burdens for citizens and businesses in cross-border transactions. It also promotes cooperation between tax authorities, in particular joint actions in risk management and audits. A partial agreement has been reached with the Council covering the Fiscalis Programme for 2021-2027. However, since negotiations have not been finalised, the rapporteur wishes to close Parliament’s first reading (by adopting his report) before re-opening negotiations with the Council in the next mandate. Although the DPP-Delegation is generally satisfied with the text, it decided to abstain as further improvements are expected when negotiations with Council resume in the next mandate. It believes it would from a democratic point of view be more correct if the Members of the 9th parliamentary term to decide on this.

Rights and Values programme (A8-0468/2018 - Bodil Valero)  
 

The Proposal for a Regulation establishing the Rights and Values Programme (2021-2027) is one of the proposals related to the MFF part of the Justice, Rights and Values fund. The general objective of the proposed Programme was ‘to protect and promote rights and values as enshrined in the EU Treaties and in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights’. The Fund provides financial support for the activities of a number of actors. The report significantly modified the Commission’s proposal. The amendments contained, inter alia, a new strand aimed at ‘promoting and safeguarding democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights, in particular by supporting and building the capacity of civil society organisations at local, regional, national and transnational level’ (Union Values Strand). The DPP-Delegation voted against the report because this new part was designed as a financial instrument for a political fight against some Member States (Poland and Hungary) by transferring public money to the leftist NGOs. Despite the provisional agreement (excluding budgetary issue) reached during the interinstitutional negotiations, the DPP rejected the outcome. The DPP is of the opinion that the Programme still contains the controversial Union Values Strand aimed at interfering in the internal situation in some Member States.

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

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests