Josianne CUTAJAR : Γραπτές αιτιολογήσεις ψήφου 

Οι βουλευτές μπορούν να υποβάλουν γραπτή αιτιολόγηση της ψήφου τους στην ολομέλεια. Άρθρο 194 του Κανονισμού

Οι προτεραιότητες της ΕΕ για την 64η σύνοδο της Επιτροπής του ΟΗΕ για τη Θέση της Γυναίκας (B9-0093/2020, B9-0095/2020) EN  
 

I voted in favour of this resolution as the need to struggle for women’s rights across the globe is far from over. This is even true within the confines of the European Union despite the Member States’ commitments especially under the Istanbul Convention. It is crucial to safeguard education and healthcare as basic human rights as tampering with such fundamentals is an attack on the fabric of society.

Σύναψη της συμφωνίας ελεύθερων συναλλαγών ΕΕ-Βιετνάμ (A9-0003/2020 - Geert Bourgeois) EN  
 

I voted in favour of the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Vietnam as strong bilateral relations are key to consolidate Europe’s role in the world. It was crucial however that Vietnam undertook to guarantee decent working conditions and committed to sustainable development. It is important for me as a progressive that our economic success does not rely on the abuse of workers or environmental degradation elsewhere. Such agreements are essential opportunities for the European Union to influence positively by means of its human rights values and standards.

Στρατηγική της ΕΕ για τον τερματισμό της πρακτικής ακρωτηριασμού των γυναικείων γεννητικών οργάνων σε ολόκληρο τον κόσμο (B9-0090/2020, B9-0092/2020) EN  
 

I voted in favour of this resolution because this barbaric and heinous practice is not acceptable and we must eradicate it wherever and under whatever pretext it takes place. No tradition or belief system can justify this practice which has at its core the divestment of feminity and the dignity of the woman.

Ευρωπαϊκή Κεντρική Τράπεζα - ετήσια έκθεση 2018 (A9-0016/2020 - Costas Mavrides) EN  
 

I voted in favour of the European Central Bank Annual Report as it pays due attention to SMEs, the real backbone of our economy, and calls for a concrete support in favour of these essential actors for our growth. The Report recalls the gender dimension of the EU economic and monetary affairs nominations. I welcome this aspect. The appointment of a woman leading the European Central Bank is an important step forward, although it is not enough.

Παράνομο εμπόριο ζώων συντροφιάς στην ΕΕ (B9-0088/2020) EN  
 

I voted in favour of this resolution as I believe there should be better standards and their enforcement in the trading of companion animals. Such trade should be limited and governed in a way that ensures that all animals are treated well.

Μισθολογικό χάσμα μεταξύ των φύλων (B9-0069/2020, B9-0073/2020, B9-0083/2020, B9-0084/2020) EN  
 

I voted in favour of this resolution as there is no room for discrimination based on gender in working conditions in the European Union. However, to this day women do not only have lower hourly earnings, but they also work less hours in paid jobs and have lower employment rates. In view of a Gender Strategy to be presented by the European Commission I look forward to more legislative endeavours and social policy measures to ensure gender mainstreaming in all aspects of life.

Συμφωνία για την αποχώρηση του Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου της Μεγάλης Βρετανίας και της Βόρειας Ιρλανδίας από την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση και την Ευρωπαϊκή Κοινότητα Ατομικής Ενέργειας (A9-0004/2020 - Guy Verhofstadt) EN  
 

The United Kingdom leaving the European Union is an unfortunate occurence. However, I voted in favour of the Withdrawal Agreement because it ensures stability for the short term for all those invovled especially EU citizens studying and working in Britain. Going forward, I believe that this experience should enlighten our course towards strengthening our Union into a more social and open political space.

Η κατάσταση στη Βενεζουέλα μετά την παράνομη εκλογή νέου προέδρου και νέου προεδρείου της Εθνοσυνέλευσης (κοινοβουλευτικό πραξικόπημα) (B9-0051/2020, B9-0052/2020, B9-0053/2020, RC-B9-0048/2020, B9-0048/2020, B9-0049/2020, B9-0050/2020) EN  
 

I abstained on this resolution as I draw a distinction between the European Union’s positive role as a promoter of human rights, rule of law and democracy around the world, and direct interference by the European Union in a sovereign third country’s national affairs.
I opine that our role as European politicians is to facilitate discussion and foster friendship and a positive environment where democracy and dialogue, even between opposing sides, thrives. I do not believe the international political role adopted by the European Union should emulate other powers’ actions, which often, with the benefit of hindsight, we have criticised.

Εν εξελίξει ακροάσεις σύμφωνα με το άρθρο 7 παράγραφος 1 ΣΕΕ σχετικά με την Πολωνία και την Ουγγαρία (B9-0032/2020) EN  
 

I supported this resolution, as I believe the rule of law is a fundamental value at the heart of our Union, and any government undermining it is undermining our identity and the European way of life.
As I said in debates on the rule of law in other Member States under different circumstances, it is still necessary for the European Commission to propose an independent rule of law monitoring mechanism for all Member States.

Η Ευρωπαϊκή Πράσινη Συμφωνία (RC-B9-0040/2020, B9-0040/2020, B9-0041/2020, B9-0042/2020, B9-0043/2020, B9-0044/2020, B9-0045/2020, B9-0046/2020) EN  
 

I voted in favour of this resolution as I feel a responsibility towards society and future generations. This resolution represents a decision that Europe is intent on changing its direction, exiting its comfort zone, to make significant alterations in its services and industry in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
The resolution sets very ambitious goals on reductions to carbon emissions, which will pose their own challenges. However, with a respectable social dimension ensuring a just transition to all, this European Green Deal may be the cultural upgrade the planet is urgently yearning from us.

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