Eleni THEOCHAROUS : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 07-03-2016 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member
  • 08-03-2016 / 08-03-2016 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member
  • 09-03-2016 / 12-12-2016 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 13-12-2016 / 15-01-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 16-01-2017 / 08-02-2017 : European Conservatives and Reformists Group - Member of the Bureau
  • 09-02-2017 / 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 / 25-11-2015 : Democratic Rally (Cyprus)
  • 26-11-2015 / 01-07-2019 : Independent (Cyprus)

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 08-03-2016 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Petitions
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee
  • 09-03-2016 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Development
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Petitions

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 05-10-2014 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 14-07-2014 / 30-09-2014 : Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee
  • 01-10-2014 / 07-03-2016 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 06-10-2014 / 07-03-2016 : Committee on Development
  • 09-03-2016 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 10-05-2016 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

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 proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Solidarity Corps programme and repealing [European Solidarity Corps Regulation] and Regulation (EU) No 375/2014  
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OPINION on a motion for a non-legislative resolution on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (2018-2024)  
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OPINION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Protocol on the implementation of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (2018-2024)  
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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 the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Asylum and Migration Fund  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing ‘Erasmus’: the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013  
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OPINION on the draft Council decision on the accession of Samoa to the Interim Partnership Agreement between the European Community, of the one part, and the Pacific States, of the other part  
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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

Other parliamentary activities 

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

Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation (B8-0068/2018)  
 

. ‒ Half a million women in the EU and as many as 200 million worldwide are living with the consequences of female genital mutilation (FGM), one of the most harmful violations of women´s human rights. FGM prevention measures must be included in all policy areas, including health, social work, education and justice. Also, cross-sectoral cooperation and bridge building between organisations working with communities are essential in working towards guaranteeing and safeguarding women’s human rights. There can be no tolerance of violence against women and practices such as FGM.

Fight against fraud to the Union's financial interests by means of criminal law (A8-0230/2017 - Ingeborg Gräßle, Juan Fernando López Aguilar)  
 

The differences which currently exist between the Member States’ laws for tackling and prosecuting fraud against the EUEs financial interests encourage potential criminals to seek out and take advantage of the most lenient judicial systems. Adoption of this Directive means that we have a strong instrument at hand to combat fraud to the EU budget and to return the defrauded funds to the legal economy. This is the first step towards the harmonisation of criminal law in Europe when crimes are committed against the EU budget and it is extremely important.

Towards an EU strategy for international cultural relations (A8-0220/2017 - Elmar Brok, Silvia Costa)  
 

The European Union is dedicated to promoting peace, stability and the well-being of all people. However, current destabilisation and several crises around the world make it essential to find new ways of approaching diplomacy.
Therefore the European Union, whose strength is to be united in its diversity, needs to find innovative ways to engage by creating a space of dialogue and awareness. Culture is an integral part of fundamental human rights as it helps to create individual and collective fulfilment in societies and it is therefore essential for the achievement of the SDGs. The promotion in a positive manner of international cultural relations as a soft-power tool is vital. International cultural relations can contribute to enhancing European values in the rest of the world and raising awareness of other cultures among European citizens and our capacity to learn from them.

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 respect for human and religious rights in Turkey  
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Eva KAILI , Kostas CHRYSOGONOS , Sofia SAKORAFA , Maria SPYRAKI , Manolis KEFALOGIANNIS , Eleni THEOCHAROUS , Elissavet VOZEMBERG-VRIONIDI , Theodoros ZAGORAKIS , Demetris PAPADAKIS , Nikos ANDROULAKIS  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 35 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on defending freedom of speech and human rights in Turkey  
- P8_DCL(2016)0090 - Lapsed  
Kostas CHRYSOGONOS , Manolis KEFALOGIANNIS , Takis HADJIGEORGIOU , Costas MAVRIDES , Martina MICHELS , Eleni THEOCHAROUS , Elissavet VOZEMBERG-VRIONIDI , Renate SOMMER , Eva KAILI , Sofia SAKORAFA  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 50 - 13-12-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests