Thomas HÄNDEL : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : DIE LINKE. (Germany)

Chair 

  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 25-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 06-07-2014 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 07-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Conference of Committee Chairs
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • 19-01-2017 / 24-01-2017 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
  • 25-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Conference of Committee Chairs

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
  • 19-01-2017 / 08-07-2018 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

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)

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 2017 Budget-Mandate for the Trilogue  
- EMPL_AD(2016)580767 -  
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OPINION on Recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA)  
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OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council Common provisions on the European Funds as regards specific measures for Greece  
- EMPL_AD(2015)567665 -  
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EMPL 

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 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 working conditions of hotel cleaning staff in the European Union  
- P8_DCL(2016)0076 - Lapsed  
Tania GONZÁLEZ PEÑAS , Enrique CALVET CHAMBON , Brando BENIFEI , Thomas HÄNDEL , Siôn SIMON , Laura AGEA , Jean LAMBERT , Kostadinka KUNEVA , Ernest URTASUN , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Eleonora FORENZA  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 76 - 13-12-2016

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests