Joe HIGGINS : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 24-02-2011 : Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left - Member of the Bureau

National parties 

  • 14-07-2009 / 24-02-2011 : Socialist Party (Ireland)


  • 16-07-2009 / 24-02-2011 : Committee on International Trade
  • 16-09-2009 / 24-02-2011 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South Asia


  • 16-07-2009 / 24-02-2011 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 16-07-2009 / 24-02-2011 : Committee on Petitions
  • 16-09-2009 / 24-02-2011 : Delegation for relations with the Mercosur countries


Contributions to plenary debates 
Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

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 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Delivering an area of freedom, security and justice for Europe's citizens - action plan implementing the Stockholm Programme  
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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


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