Mihai ŢURCANU : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 02-03-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties 

  • 02-03-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Partidul Naţional Liberal (Romania)

Member 

  • 15-04-2015 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 15-04-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Canada
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Substitute 

  • 14-04-2015 / 05-10-2015 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 14-04-2015 / 18-01-2017 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 14-04-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 06-10-2015 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence

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 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 regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Regional Development Fund and on the Cohesion Fund  
- ENVI_AD(2018)625333 -  
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OPINION on the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of persons reporting on breaches of Union law  
- ENVI_AD(2018)623622 -  
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OPINION on dual quality of products in the single market  
- ENVI_AD(2018)619208 -  
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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

'Erasmus': the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport (A8-0111/2019 - Milan Zver)  
 

Erasmus+ seeks to support education, training, youth and sport across Europe. Those who participate in Erasmus+ are able to study, train, and gain experience abroad. This programme facilitates growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion with a strategic framework in education and training.
Currently the programme is having low success rates, which risks losing applicants and threatens the value of Erasmus+. An increase in the budget would allow for greater focus on education and schools. It is equally important to facilitate higher inclusion and provide grants to those who do not have as many opportunities to participate in Erasmus+.
Erasmus+ is beneficial to Europeans due to its initiatives in reducing unemployment, promoting adult learning, and encouraging cooperation. The above mentioned are only a handful as to what Erasmus+ provides, its continuation will overall be helpful in seeking sustainable development amongst Member States and Europeans.

Resources for the specific allocation for the Youth Employment Initiative (A8-0085/2019 - Iskra Mihaylova)  
 

The Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) aims to aid young people who are not in education, employment, or training and those who are unemployed long-term or are not registered job seekers. YEI seeks to support young people who live in areas where unemployment is higher than 25% in 2012. Funds were then increased in 2017 to aid regions where youth unemployment was higher than 25% in the past year.
On February 1 2019, the Commission submitted a proposal to amend the current Common Provisions Regulations (CPR) concerning funding for YEI in 2019. YEI received a EUR 116,7 million increase, bringing the budget for YEI to EUR 350 million in 2019. Without the amendment to CPR, the budget for 2019 would not be implemented.
The increased funding would allow for further support of YEI’s programmes, such as apprenticeships, traineeships, job placement, and further education leading to a qualification. I believe young people living in these regions deserve our support to secure a bright future.

Veterinary medicinal products (A8-0046/2016 - Françoise Grossetête) RO  
 

Antibioticele trebuie să producă efecte pentru a salva viața pacienților care au infecții bacteriene grave, nu pentru a crește productivitatea fermelor agricole!
Noi, la nivel european, trebuie să legiferăm corect utilizarea medicamentelor de uz veterinar și să restrângem utilizarea medicamentelor în efectivele de animale, astfel încât acestea să poată continua să aibă efectul scontat în cazul tratării oamenilor!
Combaterea rezistenței la antibiotice este un subiect care ridică probleme serioase la nivelul întregii Europe. Susțin acest raport și încurajez Comisia să facă acest proiect mai ambițios în ceea ce privește dispozițiile legate de combaterea rezistenței la antibiotice, să adauge în special definiții clare ale diferitelor forme de tratament - tratament curativ, tratament de control și tratament preventiv - și să interzică utilizarea profilactică a medicamentelor antibacteriene.
Vânzarea pe internet a antibioticelor și vânzarea de medicamente de uz veterinar pentru care este necesară prescripție trebuie neapărat interzisă! Acest lucru este un adevărat risc pentru sănătatea publică.

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 promoting the consumption of fruit and vegetables  
- P8_DCL(2016)0034 - Lapsed  
Daniel BUDA , Viorica DĂNCILĂ , Cristian-Silviu BUŞOI , Norbert ERDŐS , Nuno MELO , Sofia RIBEIRO , Mihai ŢURCANU , Franc BOGOVIČ , Vladimir URUTCHEV , Marc TARABELLA , Hannu TAKKULA , Norica NICOLAI  
Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Number of signatories : 142 - 12-07-2016
Written declaration on the European Honey Breakfast and World Bee Day  
- P8_DCL(2016)0033 - Lapsed  
Franc BOGOVIČ , Alojz PETERLE , Patricija ŠULIN , Mairead McGUINNESS , Marijana PETIR , Sofia RIBEIRO , James NICHOLSON , Françoise GROSSETÊTE , Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Elisabeth KÖSTINGER , Albert DESS , Paolo DE CASTRO , Bronis ROPĖ , Rosa D'AMATO , Milan ZVER , Romana TOMC , Igor ŠOLTES , Tanja FAJON , Ivo VAJGL , Jozo RADOŠ , Frédérique RIES , György HÖLVÉNYI , Mark DEMESMAEKER , Pavel POC , Anneli JÄÄTTEENMÄKI , Kateřina KONEČNÁ , Giovanni LA VIA , Benedek JÁVOR , Karl-Heinz FLORENZ , Bart STAES , Jo LEINEN , Sirpa PIETIKÄINEN , Vladimir URUTCHEV , Norbert ERDŐS , Annie SCHREIJER-PIERIK , Marc TARABELLA , Nicola CAPUTO , Maria Lidia SENRA RODRÍGUEZ , Tomáš ZDECHOVSKÝ , Dubravka ŠUICA , Viorica DĂNCILĂ , Renata BRIANO , Mihai ŢURCANU , Miroslav POCHE  
Date opened : 11-04-2016
Lapse date : 11-07-2016
Number of signatories : 224 - 12-07-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests