Therese COMODINI CACHIA : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 23-06-2017 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 23-06-2017 : Partit Nazzjonalista (Malta)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 09-03-2017 : Delegation for relations with Palestine
  • 14-07-2014 / 23-06-2017 : Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • 19-01-2017 / 23-06-2017 : Committee on Legal Affairs
  • 10-03-2017 / 23-06-2017 : Delegation for relations with Palestine

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 14-07-2014 / 23-06-2017 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China
  • 26-11-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 24-06-2016 / 23-06-2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 19-01-2017 / 23-06-2017 : Committee on Culture and Education
  • 19-01-2017 / 23-06-2017 : Subcommittee on Human Rights

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 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 Control of spending and monitoring of EU Youth Guarantee scheme’s cost-effectiveness  
- CULT_AD(2017)603034 -  
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CULT 
OPINION on the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on addressing geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers' nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC  
- CULT_AD(2017)592366 -  
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CULT 
OPINION on a coherent EU policy for cultural and creative industries  
- JURI_AD(2016)587490 -  
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JURI 

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 internet connectivity for growth, competitiveness and cohesion: European gigabit society and 5G  
- CULT_AD(2017)595493 -  
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CULT 
OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work  
- JURI_AD(2017)592336 -  
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JURI 
OPINION on investing in jobs and growth – maximising the contribution of European Structural and Investment Funds  
- CULT_AD(2016)582241 -  
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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

Supply chain due diligence by importers of minerals and metals originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areas (A8-0141/2015 - Iuliu Winkler)  
 

The EU should not draw up a list of Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas, but rather provide companies with the tools they need in a handbook.
I generally support the proposal for Regulation of the Commission towards more effective level of the EU supply chain for these minerals.
Like the rapporteur I welcome the accompanying measures foreseen in the accompanying communication to promote high levels of participation and hope that not only these measures can be implemented in parallel with the Regulation, but that Parliament will also be kept informed of their implementation.
I believe the SMEs should be put in a position to participate in the EU system if they want to be part of the avant-garde, but let’s not force them. I support the view that also in this respect the Commission is right to choose for the voluntary approach. With the right incentives and assistance, as foreseen in the accompanying measures, SMEs can be convinced to participate out of their free will and in line with their business logic.

Union framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector (A8-0150/2016 - Marco Affronte)  
 

. ‒ I agree that the Member States should determine the way they collect data, but in order to be able to combine data on a regional level in a meaningful way, minimum requirements for data quality, coverage and compatibility should be agreed by Member States, taking into account the fact that, in some regions, sea areas are managed jointly with third countries which have sovereignty or jurisdiction over waters in those regions.
Strengthening regional cooperation, in line with the regionalisation of the CFP, is one of the objectives and in that respect it is necessary to harmonise procedures for data collection, analysis and availability to end-users in the various marine regions. For the sake of simplification and rationalisation, and to avoid duplication of data collection, the information to be collected should be selected on the basis of its value, the demand for it and the impact analysing it could have.

Constitutional, legal and institutional implications of a Common Security and Defence Policy: possibilities offered by the Lisbon Treaty (A8-0042/2017 - Esteban González Pons, Michael Gahler)  
 

I agree that CSDP should be an effective, structured common policy that generates an added value, and not a mere sum of the national policies of the Member States or their lowest common denominator. Two thirds of EU citizens surveyed would like to see more EU engagement through Member States’ commitment in matters of security and defence policy. Member States should seek how to adopt the decision on common defence in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements. To support this, the report advocates the establishment of a standing ‘defence matters’ working group of members of the Commission, to be chaired by the VP/HR.

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 encryption  
- P8_DCL(2016)0073 - Lapsed  
Nicola CAPUTO , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Miroslav POCHE , Patricija ŠULIN , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Emilian PAVEL , Takis HADJIGEORGIOU , Marlene MIZZI , Tibor SZANYI , Péter NIEDERMÜLLER , Momchil NEKOV , Eva MAYDELL , Brian HAYES , Maria GRAPINI , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Liisa JAAKONSAARI , Lynn BOYLAN , Therese COMODINI CACHIA , Beatrix von STORCH , Claudiu Ciprian TĂNĂSESCU , Alberto CIRIO , Claudia ȚAPARDEL , Victor NEGRESCU , Barbara KAPPEL , Georgios EPITIDEIOS , Eleftherios SYNADINOS  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 56 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on earthquake prevention  
- P8_DCL(2016)0012 - Lapsed  
Enrico GASBARRA , Massimo PAOLUCCI , Therese COMODINI CACHIA , José Inácio FARIA , Benedek JÁVOR , Renata BRIANO , Patricija ŠULIN , Victor NEGRESCU , Salvatore CICU , Kostadinka KUNEVA , Nicola CAPUTO , Ivana MALETIĆ , Ruža TOMAŠIĆ , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ  
Date opened : 24-02-2016
Lapse date : 24-05-2016
Number of signatories : 104 - 25-05-2016
Written declaration on diabetes  
- P8_DCL(2016)0008 - Closed with majority  
Nicola CAPUTO , Therese COMODINI CACHIA , Christel SCHALDEMOSE , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Dame Glenis WILLMOTT , Marc TARABELLA , Simona BONAFÈ , Daciana Octavia SÂRBU , Bogdan Brunon WENTA , Nicola DANTI , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Marisa MATIAS , Marlene MIZZI , Elena GENTILE , Doru-Claudian FRUNZULICĂ , Enrico GASBARRA , Tibor SZANYI , Renato SORU , Luigi MORGANO , Theodoros ZAGORAKIS , Damiano ZOFFOLI , Ricardo SERRÃO SANTOS , Renata BRIANO , Carlos ZORRINHO , Isabella DE MONTE , Silvia COSTA , Brando BENIFEI  
Date opened : 01-02-2016
Lapse date : 01-05-2016
Adopted (date) : 02-05-2016
List of signatories : P8_PV(2016)05-09(ANN02)
Number of signatories : 405 - 02-05-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests