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Matt CARTHY Matt CARTHY
Matt CARTHY
Ireland

Date of birth : , Birmingham

9th parliamentary term Matt CARTHY

Political groups

  • 02-07-2019 / 07-02-2020 : Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left - Member

National parties

  • 02-07-2019 / 07-02-2020 : Sinn Féin (Ireland)

Member

  • 02-07-2019 / 07-02-2020 : Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
  • 02-07-2019 / 07-02-2020 : Delegation for relations with South Africa

Substitute

  • 02-07-2019 / 07-02-2020 : Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • 02-07-2019 / 07-02-2020 : Delegation for relations with the United States

Main parliamentary activities

Contributions to plenary debates

Speeches made during the plenary session and written declarations relating to plenary debates. Rules Rule 204 and 171(11)

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 discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Banking Authority for the financial year 2018

27-01-2020 ECON_AD(2020)643104 PE643.104v02-00 ECON
Derk Jan EPPINK

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Securities and Markets Authority for the financial year 2018

27-01-2020 ECON_AD(2020)643134 PE643.134v02-00 ECON
Derk Jan EPPINK

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority for the financial year 2018

27-01-2020 ECON_AD(2020)643141 PE643.141v02-00 ECON
Derk Jan EPPINK

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.

Other parliamentary activities

Written explanations of vote

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

Macro-financial assistance to Jordan (A9-0045/2019 - Luisa Regimenti)

17-12-2019

. – I voted to abstain on this file because it is a structural adjustment programme not humanitarian support. Despite my groups attempts to amend the agreement, the EUR 500 million is entirely in the form of loans not grants. In order to receive these loans the Jordanian government had to agree to adhere to IMF structural reforms that have damaged so many economies since they began being imposed on the global south since the 1980s. I abstained because I disagree with the terms on which the money is being made available to Jordan. I support supporting Jordan, particularly as a country that hosts 1.3 million refugees but completely oppose the use of crises to impose structural adjustment programmes on third countries.

EU-Switzerland Agreement on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime (A9-0043/2019 - Roberta Metsola)

17-12-2019

. – I abstained on this report. On the island of Ireland, cross-border cooperation is vitally important, particularly in terms of encouraging cross-border cooperation between the Gardaí and PSNI. Significantly however, this report relates directly to the so-called ‘Prum’ decision, and is a marker of particular concern for Sinn Féin. Sinn Féin does not support the ‘Prum’ decision as the unilateral collection of data is a disproportional mechanism and disregards a person’s right to protection of personal data and privacy. I therefore opted to abstain.

EU-Liechtenstein Agreement on the stepping up of cross-border cooperation, particularly in combating terrorism and cross-border crime (A9-0044/2019 - Roberta Metsola)

17-12-2019

. – I abstained on this report. On the island of Ireland, cross-border cooperation is vitally important, particularly in terms of encouraging cross-border cooperation between the Gardaí and PSNI. Significantly however, this report relates directly to the so-called ‘Prum’ decision, and is a marker of particular concern for Sinn Féin. Sinn Féin does not support the ‘Prum’ decision as the unilateral collection of data is a disproportional mechanism and disregards a person’s right to protection of personal data and privacy. I therefore opted to abstain.

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

Declarations

Original signed/dated declaration archived by the European Parliament.