Jordi SOLÉ : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 03-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance - Member

National parties 

  • 03-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (Spain)

Member 

  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Budgets
  • 01-02-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee

Substitute 

  • 19-01-2017 / 13-12-2017 : 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 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Subcommittee on Human Rights
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • 14-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

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 the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Rights and Values programme  
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BUDG 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a European Labour Authority  
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FEMM 
OPINION on implementation of the Development Cooperation Instrument, the Humanitarian Aid Instrument and the European Development Fund  
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BUDG 

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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AFET 
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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AFET 
OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Justice programme  
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FEMM 

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

Minor interpellations 
Minor interpellations for written answer, 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 Members. Rule 130a, Annex III

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

Listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement, as regards the UK's withdrawal from the EU (A8-0047/2019 - Sergei Stanishev)  
 

. – It is beyond doubt that I fully support the free movement of persons and that UK nationals should be able to enter the Schengen area without visas and EU citizens should be able to enter the UK. However, I strongly disagree with the removal of the rapporteur against his will due to pressure from Spanish MEPs from the EPP, S&D and ALDE to secure the inclusion of a footnote describing Gibraltar as a colony. As this could set an unacceptable precedent, and I support Gibraltarʼs right to self-determination, I voted against the report on a ʻvisa waiver for UK nationals after Brexitʼ.

Copyright in the Digital Single Market (A8-0245/2018 - Axel Voss)  
 

. – I voted against the reform of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. I respect the rights of the creators and I consider that it is essential to establish a regulation that protects them adequately, but I am not satisfied with the current reform proposal, especially for the incorporation of two elements - the so-called ‘link tax’ and the ‘Upload filters’ - which under the guise of guaranteeing fair remuneration for authors, end up benefitting large search engines and platforms to the detriment of their competitors. Due to the rejection of the amendments that had been proposed by the Greens/EFA, and that raised alternatives to the most controversial aspects, we voted against the directive.
I will continue working to achieve a regulation that guarantees both copyright and freedom of expression, since I believe that they should be perfectly compatible.

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.

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

Individual motions for resolutions  
Any Member may table a motion for resolution on a matter falling within the spheres of activity of the EU. Admissible motions are referred to the committee responsible, which shall decide what procedure is to be followed. Rule 143

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties