Ernest URTASUN : 8th parliamentary term 

Political groups 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance - Member

National parties 

  • 01-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds (Spain)

Vice-Chair 

  • 16-10-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly

Member 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • 14-07-2014 / 15-10-2014 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • 14-07-2014 / 01-07-2019 : Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

Substitute 

  • 01-07-2014 / 18-01-2017 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 12-02-2015 / 30-11-2015 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect
  • 02-12-2015 / 02-08-2016 : Special Committee on Tax Rulings and Other Measures Similar in Nature or Effect (TAXE 2)
  • 24-06-2016 / 13-12-2017 : Committee of Inquiry to investigate alleged contraventions and maladministration in the application of Union law in relation to money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion
  • 19-01-2017 / 01-07-2019 : Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • 14-03-2018 / 01-07-2019 : Special committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance

Main parliamentary activities 

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

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

POSITION IN THE FORM OF AMENDMENTS on European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2019  
- FEMM_AD(2018)630515 -  
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FEMM 
OPINION on the European Semester for economic policy coordination: implementation of 2015 priorities  
- FEMM_AD(2015)560862 -  
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FEMM 
OPINION on cohesion policy and marginalised communities  
- FEMM_AD(2015)554696 -  
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FEMM 

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

POSITION IN THE FORM OF AMENDMENTS on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 862/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council on Community statistics on migration and international protection  
- FEMM_AD(2018)628430 -  
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FEMM 
OPINION with recommendations to the Commission on Humanitarian Visas  
- FEMM_AD(2018)622295 -  
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FEMM 
OPINION on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on work-life balance for parents and carers and repealing Council Directive 2010/18/EU  
- FEMM_AD(2018)618327 -  
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FEMM 

Motions for resolutions 
Motions for resolutions are tabled on topical issues, at the request of a committee, a political group or at least 5% of the Members, and voted on in plenary. Rule 132, Rule 136, Rule 139, Rule 144.

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 explanations of vote 
Members can submit a written explanation of their vote in plenary. Rule 194

Mechanism to resolve legal and administrative obstacles in a cross-border context (A8-0414/2018 - Matthijs van Miltenburg)  
 

. ‒ I voted in favour. One controversial part is the voluntary principle, which triggered some concerns among the Member States. Although strongly supporting the European added value of the mechanism and the way in which it should enhance cross-border cooperation between Member States, we are aware of the potential problems it could trigger within the Council regarding the principle of subsidiarity, giving that way more space to anti-EU governments and a possibility for not adopting this regulation after all. Thus, we supported the voluntary principle within the mechanism and, in general, we are happy with the rapporteur’s support for our amendments, especially concerning our amendment on including the reference to the Article 37 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union on environmental protection and sustainable development.

Draft Agreement on Cooperation between Eurojust and Georgia (A8-0065/2019 - Sylvia-Yvone Kaufmann)  
 

Voted in favour. It is good that Eurojust enhances its judicial cooperation with third countries, especially in those regions in the EU neighbourhood that are post-conflict regions with a large amount of weapons circulating, and organised crime prevalent. The Data Protection Supervisory Authority of Eurojust gave a positive opinion on those provisions of the Agreement that concern data transfers and data protection. Georgia is a member of the Council of Europe Convention on Data Protection. Data protection does not stand in the way of better police and judicial cooperation, but is a pre-condition for it.

Framework for screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union (A8-0198/2018 - Franck Proust)  
 

Voted in favour. The Regulation shows that the EU can still make good progress where needed. In the present context of steep increases of FDI from China in cutting-edge technology, which raise questions of security and public order, the EU responds with more coordination and information exchange between Member States and with the Commission. This will contribute to a more consistent and strategic approach of the EU. Autocratic countries increasingly invest in key technological sectors as a way to get access to such technology. This can create monopolistic structures under the direct control of undemocratic regimes, as well as strengthen control over their citizens and the possibility to crack down on human and fundamental rights. Though being limited to security and public order dimensions, this Regulation can also be linked to the current debate on reforming EU competition rules, insofar as this could also entail security considerations.

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

Questions to the ECB and concerning the SSM and the SRM 
Members can put questions for written reply to the ECB and questions concerning the Single Supervisory Mechanism and the Single Resolution Mechanism. Such questions are first submitted to the Chair of the responsible committee.Rule 140, Rule 141, 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 discrimination in sport  
- P8_DCL(2016)0098 - Lapsed  
Santiago FISAS AYXELÀ , Marc TARABELLA , Virginie ROZIÈRE , Hannu TAKKULA , Bogdan Brunon WENTA , Esteban GONZÁLEZ PONS , Rosa ESTARÀS FERRAGUT , Teresa JIMÉNEZ-BECERRIL BARRIO , Carlos ITURGAIZ , Hugues BAYET , Ivo BELET , Soraya POST , Ernest URTASUN , José BLANCO LÓPEZ , Jordi Vicent SEBASTIA TALAVERA  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 76 - 13-12-2016
Written declaration on taxation applied to women’s sanitary products such as tampons  
- P8_DCL(2016)0089 - Lapsed  
Karima DELLI , Linnéa ENGSTRÖM , Jordi Vicent SEBASTIA TALAVERA , Molly SCOTT CATO , Josep-Maria TERRICABRAS , Ernest URTASUN , Monika VANA , Ángela VALLINA , Merja KYLLÖNEN , Laura AGEA , Fabio Massimo CASTALDO , Marisa MATIAS , Eleonora EVI , Anneliese DODDS  
Date opened : 12-09-2016
Lapse date : 12-12-2016
Number of signatories : 109 - 13-12-2016
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 

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