Peter SIMON : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Germany)

Vice-Chair 

  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 09-03-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 06-07-2014 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 09-03-2017 : Delegation for relations with Palestine
  • 12-02-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-08-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 24-06-2016 / 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 / 08-03-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 10-03-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Palestine
  • 14-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

Substitute 

  • 08-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Regional Development
  • 11-09-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with Israel
  • 19-01-2017 / 23-01-2017 : Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Regional Development

Main parliamentary 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 on implementation of the legal provisions and the Joint Statement ensuring the parliamentary scrutiny over decentralised agencies  
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ECON 
OPINION on the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2016 – all sections  
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ECON 

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 European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2016  
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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

Establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the EU defence industry (A8-0037/2018 - Françoise Grossetête) DE  
 

Die SPD-Gruppe im Europaparlament wendet sich weder gegen eine Europäische Verteidigungsunion noch PESCO, noch gegen die dadurch entstehenden Synergie- und Einsparungseffekte. Um die Verteidigungsunion umzusetzen, brauchen wir aber vor allem den politischen Willen der Mitgliedstaaten. Eine Stärkung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit der bereits heute gut aufgestellten europäischen Verteidigungsindustrie, die mit dem Europäischen Programm zur industriellen Entwicklung im Verteidigungsbereich angestrebt wird, ist hingegen falsch konzipiert. Denn dies löst die Probleme bestehender Doppelstrukturen und Inkompatibilitäten in der Rüstungsbeschaffung nicht. Stattdessen befördert der Fokus auf die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit vor allem europäische Waffenexporte. In diesem Zusammenhang kritisieren wir die mangelnde Exportkontrolle. Einer Subventionierung für prosperierende Rüstungskonzerne mit europäischem Steuergeld aus zivilen Förderprogrammen stimmen wir als SPD-Gruppe im Europaparlament nicht zu. EU-Mittel sollten im Rahmen einer EU-Industriestrategie an Sektoren mit wirklichem Förderungsbedarf vergeben werden.

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 violence against vulnerable people  
- P8_DCL(2015)0049 - Lapsed  
Tibor SZANYI , Biljana BORZAN , Izaskun BILBAO BARANDICA , Marc TARABELLA , Vilija BLINKEVIČIŪTĖ , Clare MOODY , Jonás FERNÁNDEZ , Elissavet VOZEMBERG-VRIONIDI , Nicola CAPUTO , Peter SIMON  
Date opened : 16-09-2015
Lapse date : 16-12-2015
Number of signatories : 108 - 17-12-2015

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests 

Declarations of participation by Members in events organised by third parties