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Comissão dos Transportes e do Turismo
Delegação para as Relações com a República Popular da China

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Comissão do Ambiente, da Saúde Pública e da Segurança Alimentar
Comissão do Desenvolvimento Regional
Comissão dos Direitos das Mulheres e da Igualdade dos Géneros

Últimas atividades

Resposta coordenada da Europa ao surto de COVID-19 (debate) EN

26-03-2020 P9_CRE-PROV(2020)03-26(1-100-0000)
Contributos para os debates em sessão plenária

Atribuição de faixas horárias nos aeroportos da Comunidade: normas comuns EN

Declarações de voto escritas

. – The European Commission adopted a legislative proposal to amend the EEC Regulation No 95/93 on common rules for the allocation of slots at EU airports. The proposal responds to the rapid spread of cases of COVID-19, which has led to a substantial drop in the number of flights. Its aim is to support airlines by temporarily suspending slot usage rules.
Article 10, containing the ‘use-it-or-lose-it’ rule, underlines that air carriers must use at least 80% of their allocated slots within a given scheduling period in order to keep precedence in respect of the same series of slots within the corresponding scheduling period of the next year (so-called ‘grandfather rights’, or 80 – 20 rule).
As slots are an essential economic resource for airlines, air carriers initially have been inclined to operate flights with very low load factors (or ‘ghost flights’), to protect their ‘grandfather rights’. Then, given the deep decline in passengers demand, they have started to cancel flights for winter 2019-2020 and summer 2020 scheduling periods. This fact has led to a slot usage below the 80% threshold imposed by the Regulation.
The objective of the Commission’s proposal is to suspend the ‘use it or lose it’ rule for slot allocation, with retroactive effect, for the period starting with the 1st of March until the 30th of June 2020. In other words, the non-utilisation of slots in this period should not cause carriers to lose the historic precedence. In addition, the measure would apply to slots used for flights between the EU and China or Hong Kong, for the period from the 23rd of January 2020 until the 29th of February 2020.
Taking into consideration further developments of this unexpected crisis, the Council in its meeting of 24th of March has decided to amend the EC proposal and the suspension to be considered until 24th of October 2020. The Parliament has fully supported the COREPER´s position. I voted the EC proposal together with the proposed amendment so that the entering into force of this legislation to be implemented as soon as possible.

Assistência financeira aos Estados-Membros e aos países candidatos à adesão à União muito afetados por uma forte emergência de saúde pública EN

Declarações de voto escritas

. – On the13th of March 2020 the European Commission announced a series of measures to help countries cope with the socio-economic impact of the COVID – 19 crisis. As part of the joint response to the outbreak of coronavirus, the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) plays an important role in showing EU solidarity to Member States (MS) dealing with the emergency situation.
Open to all MS and the EU candidate countries, the EUSF was established by a Council Regulation in 2002 and is funded from outside the EU budget with additional money raised by MS. In principle, the EUSF can provide funding to respond the major natural disasters, like floods or earthquakes and in three situations: a major disaster, a regional disaster and in cases where a country is affected by the same disaster as a neighbouring eligible country.
Currently it is not possible to address major health risks with the EUSF. Therefore the EC proposes to amend the EUSF regulation while enlarging the scope (to include major public health emergencies and to define specific operations eligible for the financing). Beside the scope in its proposal the Commission suggests to increase advance payments from 10 to 25% of the expected EUSF contribution, limited to a max of EUR100 million. It also proposes to increase the total level of appropriations for EUSF contribution in the annual budget from EUR 50 million to EUR 100 million.
Taking into consideration the gravity of this crisis that affects worldwide people, the importance of these measures taken by the EC are more than welcomed. It will bring significant support not only for the EU citizens, but also for the EU candidate countries, including now Albania and North Macedonia.
In this context the European Parliament must take rapid act so that these measures to enter into force as soon as possible. Therefore I voted this proposal.




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