Ari VATANEN : 6th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 20-07-2004 / 13-07-2009 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) and European Democrats - Member

National parties 

  • 20-07-2004 / 13-07-2009 : Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (France)

Member 

  • 21-07-2004 / 14-01-2007 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 15-01-2007 / 30-01-2007 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 31-01-2007 / 13-07-2009 : Committee on Foreign Affairs

Substitute 

  • 22-07-2004 / 14-01-2007 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 23-07-2004 / 31-08-2004 : Committee on Development
  • 15-09-2004 / 15-09-2004 : Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • 15-09-2004 / 13-03-2007 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 15-09-2004 / 13-07-2009 : Delegation to the EU-Russia Parliamentary Cooperation Committee
  • 28-10-2004 / 14-01-2007 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 15-01-2007 / 30-01-2007 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 15-01-2007 / 30-01-2007 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 31-01-2007 / 13-07-2009 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 31-01-2007 / 13-07-2009 : Subcommittee on Security and Defence
  • 14-03-2007 / 13-07-2009 : Delegation for relations with the United States

Activities 

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 Proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement between the European Community and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of issuance of short-stay visas  
- AFET_AD(2007)376408 -  
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AFET 

Motions for resolutions 
Members can table an individual motion on issues falling within the EU’s sphere of activity. This motion is forwarded to the responsible committee for consideration.Rule 143

Parliamentary questions 
Questions for oral answer with debate may be tabled by a committee, a political group or at least 5% of Parliament’s component Members . The addressees are other EU institutions. The Conference of Presidents decides whether, and in what order, questions are placed on the final draft agenda for a Plenary sitting. Rule 128

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 the protection of subsidiarity in European and overseas health care policies  
- P6_DCL(2006)0020 - Lapsed  
Konrad SZYMAŃSKI , Philippe MORILLON , Charles TANNOCK , Ari VATANEN , Bas BELDER  
Date opened : 03-04-2006
Lapse date : 06-07-2006
Number of signatories : 81 - 06-07-2006

Attendance list 
This attendance record is an extract from the Minutes of plenary sittings of the 6th parliamentary term. The information therein is supplied for information purposes only and covers the Member's term of office in the European Parliament. It is raw data and does not include corrections for justified absence because of illness, maternal/paternal leave, authorised parliamentary delegation business etc.