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Deirdre CLUNE Deirdre CLUNE
Deirdre CLUNE

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)


Ireland - Fine Gael Party (Ireland)

Date of birth : , Cork

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Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection
Delegation for relations with the countries of Central America
Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly


Committee on Transport and Tourism
Delegation to the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Most recent activities

Allocation of slots at Community airports: common rules

Written explanations of vote

. – I supported this measure regarding the allocations of airport slots. Airlines have seen a substantial decline in air traffic not just in Europe but worldwide as a result of the global COVID—19 pandemic. The measures I have supported today will cover an eight-month period and provide much needed certainty to air carriers during these challenging months ahead, protecting their grandfathering rights while also ensuring that we do not have almost empty passenger airplanes flying at great environmental cost per passenger.

Specific measures to mobilise investments in the health care systems of the Member States and in other sectors of their economies in response to the COVID-19 outbreak (Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative)

Written explanations of vote

. – I support this measure to make quickly available cash reserves in the European Structural and Investment Funds in order to help Member States fight the crisis and respond to the negative impacts on growth this ongoing crisis is causing. This measure will allow Member States to use the amounts not recovered under these Funds to accelerate investments related to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Financial assistance to Member States and countries negotiating their accession to the Union that are seriously affected by a major public health emergency

Written explanations of vote

. – I supported extending the scope of the European Solidarity Fund in order to include major public health emergencies. This will define specific operations eligible for financing and include medical assistance and measures to contain the further spread of an infectious disease.