Dan-Ştefan MOTREANU : Explicații scrise ale votului 

Deputații pot să depună o explicație scrisă privind modul în care au votat în ședință plenară. Articolul 194

Conferința ONU din 2019 privind schimbările climatice (COP25) (B9-0174/2019) EN  

Romania supports the climate change objectives assumed at the Paris Agreement level and the aim of achieving EU climate neutrality by 2050. The proposal from point 56 of this draft resolution: ‘Believes that nuclear power is neither safe, nor environmentally or economically Sustainable; proposes, therefore, that a just transition strategy be developed for the phasing out of nuclear power in the EU, including the provision of new jobs for people working in the nuclear power sector and plans for the safe dismantling of nuclear power plants and the safe treatment and long-term disposal of nuclear waste’ does not correspond to this objective, considering that nuclear energy can play a role in achieving climate goals given that it does not emit greenhouse gases.
It is necessary to support a balanced solution that does not affect the national competences of the MS in establishing the energy mix. At the same time, nuclear energy ensures a significant share of European electricity production, which does not emit greenhouse gases. It is necessary to develop it in the future, as a source of clean, safe electricity and energy security providers, at reasonable costs.

Acordul UE-Ucraina de modificare a preferințelor comerciale pentru carnea de pasăre și preparatele din carne de pasăre prevăzute de Acordul de asociere UE-Ucraina (C9-0105/2019) EN  

. ‒ I voted for the modification of the trade agreement between the EU and Ukraine in order to limit the imports of poultry meat without the payment of customs duties. By this vote it was decided that the boneless chicken breast and the bone-in chicken should have the same tariff in order to avoid the duty-free over-exportation.
I believe that this decision will better protect the Romanian producers, who must be supported and encouraged, because they invest, develop and provide quality products, but also those in the other EU Member States. At the same time this decision will help stop abuses by those who exploited the gates of the trade agreement to sell chicken breasts in EU countries without paying taxes. In addition, the changes also require clearer compliance with sanitary and phytosanitary rules by Ukrainian exporters.
In the period 2016-2018 the imports of chicken breast with bone from Ukraine increased almost 15 times, being sold significantly cheaper than the similar products from the EU. In 2016 and 2017, poultry imported from Ukraine accounted for 1.1 per cent of the total imports of poultry from the EU.

Drepturile copiilor cu ocazia celei de-a 30-a aniversări a Convenției cu privire la drepturile copilului (B9-0178/2019, B9-0179/2019, B9-0180/2019) EN  

Protecting and promoting the rights of the child is not only a legal obligation, but also a moral imperative. The Convention on the Rights of the Child has been instrumental in improving children’s lives across the world ever since its adoption. However, many challenges remain. Twenty-five million children on the brink of poverty is a number that worries us. Lack of access to education, lack of access to health, violence of any kind and exploitation of any kind should be fundamental issues.
Investing in children throughout their journey to adulthood is not only a moral duty, but also an essential investment in a better future for all humanity. To this end, I strongly recommend the establishment of measures to combat and prevent early school leaving and to ensure gender-equitable access to quality education from early childhood to adolescence, including for children with disabilities, marginalised children and those living in affected areas.