Barbara MATERA : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats) - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Forza Italia (Italy)

Vice-Chair 

  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • 25-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 06-07-2014 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • 01-07-2014 / 13-07-2014 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 15-07-2014 : Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • 14-07-2014 / 09-03-2017 : Delegation for relations with Palestine
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean
  • 16-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 24-01-2017 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Fisheries
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 10-03-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Palestine

Substitute 

  • 14-07-2014 / 15-07-2014 : Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the United States

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 discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Institute for Gender Equality for the financial year 2016  
- FEMM_AD(2018)613484 -  
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FEMM 
OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016, Section III - Commission and executive agencies  
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FEMM 
OPINION on the draft general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2018  
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FEMM 

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 budget of the European Institute for Gender Equality for the financial year 2017  
- FEMM_AD(2019)630380 -  
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FEMM 
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  
- FEMM_AD(2019)630381 -  
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FEMM 
OPINION on the implementation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the EU institutional framework  
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LIBE 

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

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 (Kosovo) (A8-0261/2016 - Tanja Fajon) IT  
 

Ho espresso voto favorevole al progetto circa la previsione di un elenco dei paesi terzi i cui cittadini devono essere in possesso del visto all'atto dell'attraversamento delle frontiere esterne ed elenco dei paesi terzi i cui cittadini sono esenti da tale obbligo. L'esenzione dal visto non solo consentirebbe i contatti interpersonali, migliorerebbe la cooperazione transfrontaliera e gli scambi culturali, formativi e professionali, ma aiuterebbe anche a contrastare l'immigrazione irregolare, rendendo infruttuose le attività dei criminali.
Un regime dei visti liberalizzato offrirà ai cittadini nuove possibilità di recarsi all'estero per scopi turistici e per visitare parenti e amici senza dover affrontare procedure lunghe e costose per l'ottenimento del visto.

Quality of water intended for human consumption (A8-0288/2018 - Michel Dantin) IT  
 

Ho votato a favore della relazione in materia di qualità delle acque destinate al consumo umano. L'accesso all'acqua potabile di qualità rimane un tema importante per i cittadini europei, che tocca la loro vita quotidiana, influenzandone la salute e le attività.

Increasing the efficiency of restructuring, insolvency and discharge procedures (A8-0269/2018 - Angelika Niebler) IT  
 

Ho espresso voto positivo alla direttiva volta ad aumentare l'efficacia delle procedure di ristrutturazione, insolvenza e liberazione dai debiti. L'obiettivo è quello di eliminare gli ostacoli all'esercizio delle libertà fondamentali, quali la libera circolazione dei capitali e la libertà di stabilimento, derivanti dalle differenze tra le legislazioni e procedure nazionali in materia di ristrutturazione preventiva, insolvenza e seconda opportunità.

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

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 supporting ‘Odysseus’ for the relaunching of the European Voluntary Service  
- P8_DCL(2016)0105 - Lapsed  
Jonás FERNÁNDEZ , Pablo ZALBA BIDEGAIN , Silvia COSTA , Antonio TAJANI , Ramón JÁUREGUI ATONDO , Jean-Marie CAVADA , Dimitrios PAPADIMOULIS , Karima DELLI , Alain LAMASSOURE , Jo LEINEN , Molly SCOTT CATO , Svetoslav Hristov MALINOV , Mercedes BRESSO , Enrique CALVET CHAMBON , Barbara MATERA , Juan Fernando LÓPEZ AGUILAR , José Manuel FERNANDES , Neena GILL , Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ , Hugues BAYET , Alfred SANT , Renato SORU , Eider GARDIAZABAL RUBIAL  
Date opened : 03-10-2016
Lapse date : 03-01-2017
Number of signatories : 91 - 04-01-2017
Written declaration on the prevention of commercial sexism against women  
- P8_DCL(2016)0067 - Lapsed  
Elissavet VOZEMBERG-VRIONIDI , Constance LE GRIP , Mary HONEYBALL , Jordi Vicent SEBASTIA TALAVERA , Teresa JIMÉNEZ-BECERRIL BARRIO , Laura FERRARA , Barbara MATERA , Liliana RODRIGUES , Marc TARABELLA , Cláudia MONTEIRO DE AGUIAR  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 100 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on the protection of the European olive oil sector and olive production  
- P8_DCL(2015)0031 - Lapsed  
Ivan JAKOVČIĆ , Tonino PICULA , Nicola DANTI , Lampros FOUNTOULIS , Nicola CAPUTO , Franc BOGOVIČ , Maite PAGAZAURTUNDÚA , Alessia Maria MOSCA , Michela GIUFFRIDA , Enrico GASBARRA , Ivo VAJGL , Marco ZULLO , Simona BONAFÈ , Nikos ANDROULAKIS , Davor Ivo STIER , Milan ZVER , Fernando MAURA BARANDIARÁN , Ulrike MÜLLER , Elena GENTILE , Salvatore Domenico POGLIESE , Ivana MALETIĆ , Lara COMI , Rosa D'AMATO , Igor ŠOLTES , Jozo RADOŠ , Ruža TOMAŠIĆ , Dubravka ŠUICA , Flavio ZANONATO , Alberto CIRIO , Daniela AIUTO , Marco AFFRONTE , Eva KAILI , Remo SERNAGIOTTO , Barbara MATERA  
Date opened : 07-09-2015
Lapse date : 07-12-2015
Number of signatories : 101 - 08-12-2015

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests