Judith A. MERKIES : 7th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament - Member

National parties 

  • 14-07-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Partij van de Arbeid (Netherlands)

Member 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on Petitions
  • 16-09-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the United States
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Industry, Research and Energy
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on Petitions

Substitute 

  • 16-07-2009 / 18-01-2012 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
  • 13-10-2009 / 30-06-2014 : Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula
  • 19-01-2012 / 30-06-2014 : Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety

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

Reports - as shadow rapporteur 
Political groups designate a shadow rapporteur for each report in the responsible committee to follow progress and negotiate compromise texts with the rapporteur. Rule 215

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 the proposal for a Council directive laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption  
- ITRE_AD(2012)491256 -  
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ITRE 
OPINION on an Effective Raw Materials Strategy for Europe  
- ENVI_AD(2011)464768 -  
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ENVI 

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 proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community, in view of the implementation by 2020 of an international agreement applying a single global market-based measure to international aviation emissions  
- ITRE_AD(2014)524643 -  
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ITRE 
OPINION on Reindustrialising Europe to promote competitiveness and sustainability  
- ENVI_AD(2013)508269 -  
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ENVI 
OPINION on the proposal for a decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC clarifying provisions on the timing of auctions of greenhouse gas allowances  
- ITRE_AD(2013)500626 -  
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ITRE 

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

Declarations 

Declaration of financial interests