Mairead McGUINNESS Mairead McGUINNESS
Mairead McGUINNESS

Fraktion der Europäischen Volkspartei (Christdemokraten)

Mitglied des Vorstands

Irland - Fine Gael Party (Irland)

geboren am : , Drogheda

Schriftliche Erklärungen zur Abstimmung Mairead McGUINNESS

Die Mitglieder können eine schriftliche Erklärung dazu abgeben, wie sie im Plenum abgestimmt haben. Artikel 194 GO

Gemeinsame Regeln für die Zuweisung von Zeitnischen auf Flughäfen in der Gemeinschaft EN

26-03-2020

. – I voted to allow the temporary suspension of rules obliging airlines to use their slots at EU airports, reflecting falling demand in flights. We have voted for three measures, the start of the EU’s pandemic response.
But we must do more. Solidarity is essential. We need EU cooperation to maintain supply chains for medical equipment and food. Beyond this, we must examine whether the EU is equipped to address global crises. We heard terrible stories from colleagues from Italy and Spain, the European countries worst affected. We must stand with our partners – as Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, for their interest but also our own.
Member States have introduced border restrictions to prevent the disease’s further spread. While no country has banned freight, supply chains have been severely impacted. Recent waiting times at some borders have been over 24 hours, even for medical supplies.
The Commission is working with Member States to maintain EU-wide supply chains, for example establishing ‘green lane’ border crossings for freight, with maximum 15-minute waits, so medical supplies and food shipments are not delayed.
Research is vital to emerge from the crisis – the EU will invest in vaccines and treatments.
This is not just a health crisis but also economic. The ECB’s announcement of a €750 billion stimulus is extremely welcome. The EU should issue ‘coronabonds’ – an extraordinary measure responding to an extraordinary crisis. Finally, we must consider if the EU is fully equipped to deal with global crises.
On animal health, the EU has stronger powers which means more effective EU action on disease outbreaks like African Swine Fever. This isn’t the case for human health. Our strength on animal disease was only developed after the BSE crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis we cannot afford to waste. We must acknowledge the need for more coordinated EU action on health - more Europe, not less.
The EU has been limited by eurosceptics who constrain EU areas for action. These people then criticise the EU for not intervening effectively in a crisis. We should all think again about what we want the EU to look like. For my part, I want a Europe that acts before a crisis hits, a Europe well-prepared to handle future shocks, a Europe that leads globally and helps locally. We can do it. Perhaps this shock to the system will make us act - better late than never.

Spezifische Maßnahmen zur Mobilisierung von Investitionen in die Gesundheitssysteme der Mitgliedstaaten und in andere Sektoren von deren Volkswirtschaften zur Bewältigung des COVID-19-Ausbruchs [Investitionsinitiative zur Bewältigung der Coronavirus-Krise] EN

26-03-2020

. – I supported making €37bn available for a Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative, for health systems, small businesses and the labour market. We have voted for three measures, the start of the EU’s pandemic response. But we must do more. Solidarity is essential. We need EU cooperation to maintain supply chains for medical equipment and food. Beyond this, we must examine whether the EU is equipped to address global crises.
We heard terrible stories from colleagues from Italy and Spain, the European countries worst affected. We must stand with our partners – as Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, for their interest but also our own. Member States have introduced border restrictions to prevent the disease’s further spread. While no country has banned freight, supply chains have been severely impacted. Recent waiting times at some borders have been over 24 hours, even for medical supplies.
The Commission is working with Member States to maintain EU-wide supply chains, for example establishing ‘green lane’ border crossings for freight, with maximum 15-minute waits, so medical supplies and food shipments are not delayed.
Research is vital to emerge from the crisis – the EU will invest in vaccines and treatments.
This is not just a health crisis but also economic. The ECB’s announcement of a €750 billion stimulus is extremely welcome. The EU should issue ‘coronabonds’ – an extraordinary measure responding to an extraordinary crisis. Finally, we must consider if the EU is fully equipped to deal with global crises.
On animal health, the EU has stronger powers which means more effective EU action on disease outbreaks like African Swine Fever. This isn’t the case for human health. Our strength on animal disease was only developed after the BSE crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis we cannot afford to waste. We must acknowledge the need for more coordinated EU action on health - more Europe, not less. The EU has been limited by eurosceptics who constrain EU areas for action. These people then criticise the EU for not intervening effectively in a crisis. We should all think again about what we want the EU to look like.
For my part, I want a Europe that acts before a crisis hits, a Europe well-prepared to handle future shocks, a Europe that leads globally and helps locally. We can do it. Perhaps this shock to the system will make us act - better late than never.

Finanzielle Unterstützung von Mitgliedstaaten und ihren Beitritt zur Union verhandelnden Ländern, die von einer Notlage größeren Ausmaßes im Bereich der öffentlichen Gesundheit schwer betroffen sind EN

26-03-2020

. – I voted to extend the EU Solidarity Fund to public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 outbreak. We have voted for three measures, the start of the EU’s pandemic response. But we must do more. Solidarity is essential. We need EU cooperation to maintain supply chains for medical equipment and food. Beyond this, we must examine whether the EU is equipped to address global crises.
We heard terrible stories from colleagues from Italy and Spain, the European countries worst affected. We must stand with our partners – as Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, for their interest but also our own. Member States have introduced border restrictions to prevent the disease’s further spread. While no country has banned freight, supply chains have been severely impacted. Recent waiting times at some borders have been over 24 hours, even for medical supplies.
The Commission is working with Member States to maintain EU-wide supply chains, for example establishing ‘green lane’ border crossings for freight, with maximum 15-minute waits, so medical supplies and food shipments are not delayed.
Research is vital to emerge from the crisis – the EU will invest in vaccines and treatments.
This is not just a health crisis but also economic. The ECB’s announcement of a €750 billion stimulus is extremely welcome. The EU should issue ‘coronabonds’ – an extraordinary measure responding to an extraordinary crisis. Finally, we must consider if the EU is fully equipped to deal with global crises.
On animal health, the EU has stronger powers which means more effective EU action on disease outbreaks like African Swine Fever. This isn’t the case for human health. Our strength on animal disease was only developed after the BSE crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is a crisis we cannot afford to waste. We must acknowledge the need for more coordinated EU action on health - more Europe, not less.
The EU has been limited by eurosceptics who constrain EU areas for action. These people then criticise the EU for not intervening effectively in a crisis. We should all think again about what we want the EU to look like. For my part, I want a Europe that acts before a crisis hits, a Europe well-prepared to handle future shocks, a Europe that leads globally and helps locally. We can do it. Perhaps this shock to the system will make us act - better late than never.

System für gefälschte und echte Dokumente online (FADO) (A9-0022/2019 - Roberta Metsola) EN

13-02-2020

I supported this report to update and improve the False and Authentic Documents Online (FADO) system, which allows Member State authorities to exchange information on genuine and fake documents.

Prioritäten der EU für die 64. Tagung der Kommission der Vereinten Nationen für die Rechtsstellung der Frau (B9-0093/2020, B9-0095/2020) EN

13-02-2020

I voted in favour of this report setting out the European Parliament’s views on the EU priorities for the 64th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, emphasising the EU’s commitment to concrete actions to improve women’s rights and gender equality around the world.

Einheitliches Ladegerät für Mobilfunkgeräte (RC-B9-0070/2020, B9-0070/2020, B9-0072/2020, B9-0074/2020, B9-0075/2020, B9-0076/2020, B9-0085/2020) EN

30-01-2020

. ‒ I supported this report, which calls for a common charger for mobile phones and other compatible devices, to reduce waste, allow sustainable choices, and strengthen the single market.

Einkommensunterschiede zwischen Frauen und Männern (B9-0069/2020, B9-0073/2020, B9-0083/2020, B9-0084/2020) EN

30-01-2020

. ‒ I voted in favour of this resolution, which welcomes European Commission President von der Leyen’s announcement that she will introduce measures on binding pay transparency in the first 100 days of the new Commission’s mandate, and calls for concrete measures to ensure that the principle of equal work for equal work or work of equal value is respected.

Abkommen über den Austritt des Vereinigten Königreichs Großbritannien und Nordirland aus der Europäischen Union und der Europäischen Atomgemeinschaft (A9-0004/2020 - Guy Verhofstadt) EN

29-01-2020

I voted to support the Withdrawal Agreement for the UK to leave the EU in an orderly manner. Over three and a half years since the UK referendum, this Agreement provides certainty about the key withdrawal issues: citizens’ rights, the financial settlement and safeguarding the Good Friday Agreement. While I regret the UK decision to leave the EU, it was important to support the Withdrawal Agreement to ensure an orderly exit, rather than a disorderly one. In particular, the Agreement means that there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland and that the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement in all its parts will be protected. The Agreement will have to be implemented effectively. The next phase of negotiations will also be vital to ensure a strong relationship into the future between the EU and the UK.

Lage in Venezuela nach der unrechtmäßigen Wahl des neuen Vorsitzes und des neuen Präsidiums der Nationalversammlung („parlamentarischer Staatsstreich“) (B9-0051/2020, B9-0052/2020, B9-0053/2020, RC-B9-0048/2020, B9-0048/2020, B9-0049/2020, B9-0050/2020) EN

16-01-2020

I voted in favour of this report, which urges a peaceful and sustainable solution to the crisis in Venezuela for the benefit of its people.

COP15 des Übereinkommens über die biologische Vielfalt (Kunming 2020) (B9-0035/2020) EN

16-01-2020

. ‒ I voted in favour of the resolution, which calls for an increased ambition to protect biodiversity and ecosystems. The resolution calls for a sufficiently financed budget to promote conservation and restoration of nature.

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