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Európai Konzervatívok és Reformerek képviselőcsoport


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A szavazáshoz fűzött írásbeli indokolások Dace MELBĀRDE

A képviselők írásbeli indokolást nyújthatnak be a plenáris ülésen leadott szavazatukhoz. 194. cikk

Új többéves pénzügyi keret, saját források és gazdaságélénkítési terv EN


. – I voted in favour of the Parliament’s resolution on “New MFF, own resources and Recovery plan”. Regarding the new EU’s long term budget, it must be commensurate with the foreseen ambitions, from financing the green deal to helping the EU sustainably grow as well as ensuring that the divergences and inequalities within and between the Member States are shrinking, not growing. The resolution correctly calls for a budget that meets the people’s expectations. The Recovery plan must follow the same route. I much welcome the approved text which warns the Commission against the use of “financial wizardry and dubious multipliers” in order to, as in past, achieve headline grabbing figures even though the underlying financing is clearly inadequate. To preserve our credibility, the recovery fund must be EUR 2 trillion in size and, I would add, help every individual and sector to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, including the cultural and creative as well as media sectors. This also means that the recovery package must primarily be disbursed using grants, not loans or guarantees. The resolution sends the right messages to the Commission and the Council, and shows that the Parliament is at the forefront of the recovery efforts.

Összehangolt uniós fellépés a COVID-19-pandémia és következményei elleni küzdelem érdekében EN


I voted in favour of the Parliament’s COVID-19 resolution. I stand with those who believe that the EU should be at the forefront of attempts to tackle the coronavirus outbreak and the ensuing social and economic consequences. Among other things, the resolution correctly calls for a massive recovery package and an ambitious EU multi-annual budget as well as support for businesses, workers and self-employed. Thanks to my initiative, the Parliament also supported amendments that acknowledge the especially difficult situation of cultural and creative sectors and cultural professionals as well as stress the acute and worsening financial situation in the media, especially news media, across the EU. However, I am against the actions of some political players who seize every opportunity to promote their narrow agendas by attempting to work in unrelated issues. Similarly, the naming and shaming of Poland and the condemnation of its domestic politics was unnecessary and unrelated. Indeed, the widest possible support for this resolution was jeopardised because of certain unnecessary inclusions and hence the European Parliament failed to show that it can truly speak with one voice when it matters most.

Mobil rádióberendezések egységes töltője (RC-B9-0070/2020, B9-0070/2020, B9-0072/2020, B9-0074/2020, B9-0075/2020, B9-0076/2020, B9-0085/2020) EN


. ‒ I abstained in the vote on the common charger for mobile radio equipment. Whilst I support the resolution’s call for a reduction in electronic waste and in theory I agree that a common charger would be convenient, we must also be pragmatic. We must be careful not to stifle innovation or to limit consumer choice. The current de facto standards for chargers emerged through market forces and fierce competition, not through regulation. By enforcing a common charger, we risk letting down our consumers who, in the near future, may not be able reap the benefits of the latest technological progress.
Furthermore, we will not be reducing waste if, as Parliament calls for, the Commission sets one charger standard immediately, thus rendering all other existing chargers obsolete (and in effect contributing to increased waste in the short term). Nor is waste reduced if we constantly change the ‘common’ charger, therefore also effectively forcing users to constantly upgrade their accessories. Understanding the above, I remain reserved about the initiative for a common charger and cannot support Parliament’s resolution.

A Biológiai Sokféleség Egyezmény (CBD) részes felei konferenciájának 15. ülése (COP 15) (Kunming 2020) (B9-0035/2020) EN


I abstained for the resolution on the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Yet, I agree that there are significant environmental challenges that we are already facing now, both at the regional and national level within the EU on the hand as well as globally. We must remember that biodiversity is paramount if we want to ensure effective food production, healthy environment as well as sustainable development. In order to meet the biodiversity objectives, the EU needs to allocate appropriate and sufficient financing. That is why nature protection needs to be among the key priorities within the context of the European Green Deal while measures relating to climate proofing need to be part of the next multi-annual financial framework. However, I could not support the report in its entirety because we must refrain from blanket bans of techniques that are helping to put food on our tables already now. Similarly, we do need research of promising technologies that can offer viable solutions for the future.

Az európai zöld megállapodás (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 for the European Green Deal resolution. It is high time that we not merely acknowledge the issue of climate change, but that we also start acting. We need higher targets for energy efficiency and renewable energy as well as less pollution and less waste. Within the context, it is paramount that all industries and sectors are subject to the same high standards and scrutinised within the context of the Green Deal. Nevertheless, we must make sure that no country is left behind and that this green transition benefits all Member States and their regions. Similarly, the EU must ensure that energy security is not in any way jeopardised along the way. Yet to be at the forefront of the change, it is a necessity, not an option, for the EU to set the bar high and aim for an emission reductions goal of 55% by 2030 and to be climate neutral by the mid-21st Century.

Gyermekjogok a gyermek jogairól szóló egyezmény elfogadásának 30. évfordulója alkalmából (B9-0178/2019, B9-0179/2019, B9-0180/2019) EN


It is notable that the European Parliament is marking the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) by having a resolution on it. The Parliament’s text calls for best interests of child to be respected, condemns all forms of violence against children, and, within context, correctly assess the current challenges.
However, I could not fully support the Parliament’s resolution. One of my reservations related to the disregard of the subsidiarity principle, especially in relation to education and more importantly its content, which is the responsibility of the Member States. Furthermore, I am against the approach whereby the Parliament’s resolution is tying together rights of children with promotion of certain political agendas. Meanwhile, important amendments which recite the CRC’s original text, for instance, one of the first paragraphs of the preamble that states that children ‘should grow up in a family environment, in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding’ was voted down. Similarly major amendments on female genital mutilation (FGM) and references to some existing resolutions were all rejected.
Thus whilst I support majority of the resolution’s text, I cannot fully support all of it. I therefore abstained in the final vote on the resolution.