Josep-Maria TERRICABRAS : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance - Vice-Chair

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (Spain)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 13-03-2018 : Committee on Petitions
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Petitions
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-North Macedonia Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 18-09-2017 / 14-11-2018 : Special Committee on Terrorism
  • 14-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Petitions

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 implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the EU institutional framework  
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PETI 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Rights and Values programme  
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AFCO 

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 implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the EU institutional framework  
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LIBE 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Establishing the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument  
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LIBE 
OPINION on implementation of the Treaty provisions related to EU citizenship  
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PETI 

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

Situation in Venezuela (B8-0082/2019, B8-0083/2019, B8-0084/2019, B8-0085/2019, B8-0086/2019, B8-0087/2019)  
 

. – I voted against the resolution of 31 January 2019 on the situation in Venezuela, which recognises Mr Guaidó as the legitimate interim President of Venezuela. I decided to vote against this resolution because my position was fully covered by the resolution tabled by my own group –Greens/EFA – in which there is no unilateral recognition of Mr Guaidó as President of Venezuela, but instead there is a condemnation of the escalation of violence in Venezuela, as well as an honest call on all sides to enter into an inclusive and credible dialogue aimed at finding a long-term and lasting solution.

EU Citizenship Report 2017: Strengthening Citizens' Rights in a Union of Democratic Change (A8-0385/2017 - Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea)  
 

. – We voted against the EU Citizenship Report 2017. This report includes a paragraph (Recital G) that is completely unacceptable. Surprisingly enough, the EPP had collected 77 signatures to table an amendment to supress this paragraph, including 6 members of the Partido Popular who ended up withdrawing their signatures. However, by virtue of Rule 169(5) that establishes that where an amendment is withdrawn by its author it shall fall unless it is immediately taken over by another Member, 7 other MEPs stamped their signatures in support of the amendment and it was finally put to vote in plenary. The amendment fell by an extremely narrow margin (256 in favour vs. 285 against the deletion of that very paragraph, with 102 abstentions) and thus, Recital G remained in the final text of the resolution, which forced our vote against the whole report. We strongly deplore the wording and content of this paragraph. Changes in the borders of a Member State can happen as a result of a democratic exercise, when a majority of citizens express their will in a peaceful democratic mandate. Democracy is, after all, one of the values enshrined in Article 2 of the TEU.

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

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 taxation applied to women’s sanitary products such as tampons  
- P8_DCL(2016)0089 - Lapsed  
Karima DELLI , Linnéa ENGSTRÖM , Jordi Vicent SEBASTIA TALAVERA , Molly SCOTT CATO , Josep-Maria TERRICABRAS , Ernest URTASUN , Monika VANA , Ángela VALLINA , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Laura AGEA , Fabio Massimo CASTALDO , Marisa MATIAS , Eleonora EVI , Anneliese DODDS  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 109 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on the promotion of multilingualism in the European Union  
- P8_DCL(2015)0064 - Lapsed  
Ilhan KYUCHYUK , Andrejs MAMIKINS , Csaba SÓGOR , Jordi Vicent SEBASTIA TALAVERA , Josep-Maria TERRICABRAS , Ernest MARAGALL , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Petr JEŽEK , Ivo VAJGL , Ramon TREMOSA i BALCELLS , Jozo RADOŠ  
Date opened : 26-10-2015
Lapse date : 26-01-2016
Number of signatories : 62 - 27-01-2016
Written declaration on the protection and promotion of regional and minority languages in the EU  
- P8_DCL(2015)0046 - Lapsed  
Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Filiz HYUSMENOVA , Herbert DORFMANN , Ramon TREMOSA i BALCELLS , Nicola CAPUTO , Igor ŠOLTES , Alyn SMITH , Biljana BORZAN , Kaja KALLAS , Ilhan KYUCHYUK , Jozo RADOŠ , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Elly SCHLEIN , Silvia COSTA , Josep-Maria TERRICABRAS , Angelika MLINAR , Yana TOOM , Ernest URTASUN , Patricija ŠULIN , Ivo VAJGL , Milan ZVER , Kinga GÁL , Pál CSÁKY , József NAGY , Andor DELI , Iuliu WINKLER , Jordi Vicent SEBASTIA TALAVERA , Josu JUARISTI ABAUNZ , Danuta JAZŁOWIECKA  
Date opened : 07-09-2015
Lapse date : 07-12-2015
Number of signatories : 127 - 08-12-2015

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests