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Carmen AVRAM Carmen AVRAM
Carmen AVRAM

Skupina naprednega zavezništva socialistov in demokratov v Evropskem parlamentu


Romunija - Partidul Social Democrat (Romunija)

Datum rojstva : , Viseu de Sus

Pisne obrazložitve glasovanja Carmen AVRAM

Poslanci lahko na plenarnem zasedanju predložijo pisno obrazložitev svojega glasovanja. Člen 194

Osnutek sklepa Sveta o sistemu virov lastnih sredstev Evropske unije (A9-0146/2020 - José Manuel Fernandes, Valerie Hayer) EN


I welcome this report.
The introduction of a basket of new own resources should guarantee the appropriate level of financing of Union spending for the years ahead and also it should decrease the predominance of Member States' Gross National Income-based contributions to the Union's annual budget. Today almost 70% of the European Union budget is financed by national contributions.
My group, the Socialists and Democrats proposed several options such as new: a common consolidated corporate tax base; digital services taxation; a financial transaction tax; a carbon border tax; contributions based on non-recycled plastic waste; and the Emissions Trading Scheme. For example, it is a question of tax fairness that the big tech giants and social platforms that have continued to make huge profits in the European single market during the lockdowns, should pay a fairer share of tax and contribute to the economic recovery of the EU.
These own resources should be consistent and therefore support the main objectives of the Union policies, such as the European Green Deal and digital transformation.
Because of the urgency to get money on the table as fast as possible, the European Parliament is asking a concrete and binding timetable to the European Commission to deliver on these new own resources proposals

Izvajanje pridružitvenega sporazuma EU z Gruzijo (A9-0136/2020 - Sven Mikser) EN


I supported this progress report.
The European Parliament with this vote recognises the continuous deepening of EU-Georgia relations and the firm support for Georgia’s chosen path of European and Euro-Atlantic integration .
I recognise Georgia’s vibrant civil society and with this vote, I want to emphasises the crucial role it plays in providing democratic oversight to its Parliament and Government.
The report clearly acknowledges Georgia’s progress with its reforms, which strengthen democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms, in particular the constitutional reforms carried out in 2018.
As a former journalist, let me add that I salute the fact that the media landscape in Georgia is dynamic and pluralistic because this is the only way to ensure media freedom and equal access for all parties to the media.

Vloga EU pri varstvu in obnovi svetovnih gozdov (A9-0143/2020 - Stanislav Polčák) EN


I fully support this report that highlights and wants to reinforce the EU role in protecting and restoring forests all over the World in its cooperation with third countries.
Forests are rightly increasingly seen as essential for fighting climate change, as a biodiversity source but more importantly they are essential for the future of our existence.
In developing countries; forests also make a significant contribution to global food security, livelihoods and nutrition.
This report, wants the EU to push for strict commitments and regulations to halt deforestation and forest degradation and to support forest restoration.
To be credible the EU must be coherent and start with in saving and restoring its European forests. I come from Romania and my country has about two-thirds of Europe’s remaining old temperate forests, most protected as Natura 2000 sites.
This report stresses that illegal logging is an ongoing practice not only in third countries, but also in the EU.
The new generations are becoming more and more conscious of the importance of forests for the survival of our ecosystem. We need to continue raise public awareness of the social and economic impacts of illegal logging and forest-related crimes, this fight can only be won together with our citizens full involvement.

Smernice za politike zaposlovanja držav članic (A9-0124/2020 - José Gusmão) EN


I support this resolution.
It is the EU and Member States duty to continue developing a coordinated strategy for employment and particularly for promoting a skilled, trained and adaptable workforce, as well as labour markets that are responsive to economic change, with a view to achieving the objectives of full employment and social progress, balanced growth and a high level of protection and improvement of the quality of the environment.
Digital transformation and the venue of more and more artificial intelligence is a challenge and opportunity for societies but we need to train and reskill our European workforce for future jobs. In order to avoid leaving people behind, we must make sure people will receive trainings. This is also the duty of European institutions.

Sklenitev sporazuma o izmenjavi osebnih podatkov za boj proti hudim kaznivim dejanjem interorizmu, o katerem se pogajata EU in Nova Zelandija (A9-0131/2020 - Annalisa Tardino) EN


I support this agreement. We must support and increase cooperation with New Zealand in the field of law enforcement. This will help the European Union to further protect its security interests, especially in the areas of preventing and combating terrorism, disrupting organised crime and fighting cybercrime; it encourages the Commission to expeditiously launch negotiations with New Zealand on the exchange of personal data between Europol and the New Zealand authorities competent for fighting serious crime and terrorism.
Moreover, the agreement contains a clear and precise provision setting out the retention period for personal data that have been transferred to New Zealand, requiring the data to be erased at the end of that period.

Celovita politika Unije na področju preprečevanja pranja denarja in boja proti financiranju terorizma - akcijski načrt Komisije in drugi nedavni dogodki (B9-0207/2020) EN


I support this resolution.
According to the Commission, around 1%, or 160 billion, of the EU’s annual GDP is used for suspect financial activity, such as money laundering connected to corruption, among other things. That’s a lot of money that could be used in a better way to help our societies recover from this crisis.
We are aware of the problems identified in combatting money laundering, such as fragmentation of rules, uneven supervision and limitations in the cooperation among financial intelligence units across the EU Member States. Better cooperation is needed among tax agencies, for example.
We know what we have to do to improve the situation. The resolution welcomes the EC action plan launched in May. We should increase pressure to implement all six pillars of the EU action plan for a comprehensive Union policy on preventing money laundering and terrorism financing. The Commission had committed to deliver all of the six actions by early 2021.
Let me finish by adding that as a former career journalist, I very much welcome paragraph 39 of the resolution calling on Member States to fully investigate in a transparent manner cases of monies paid and related crime against whistle-blowers and journalists. In particular, the resolution also refers to the Maltese journalist Caruana Galizia and the Panama papers revelations.

Strategija EU na področju javnega zdravja po pandemiji covida-19 (RC-B9-0216/2020) EN


I support this resolution. The coronavirus pandemic has put European health systems under enormous strain, revealing gaps in the way public health emergencies are addressed.
The European Commission’s proposal for a new EU health programme, EU4Health, aims to fill these gaps. We must make sure we learn from the errors and our experience during these crisis months to be prepared in the event of a second wave of the virus and future health and pandemic crisis.
One of the lessons to be learnt clearly relates to European sovereignty and European independence when it comes to medical equipment and food supplies. We must also do our utmost to be leaders in delivering a vaccine.

Humanitarne razmere v Venezueli ter migracijska in begunska kriza (RC-B9-0211/2020, B9-0211/2020, B9-0212/2020, B9-0213/2020, B9-0214/2020, B9-0215/2020) EN


I support this resolution that calls for urgent action to prevent the aggravation of the humanitarian and public health crisis, and in particular the reappearance of diseases such as measles, malaria, diphtheria and foot-and-mouth disease.
It calls for the rapid implementation of a short-term response to counter malnutrition among the most vulnerable groups, such as women, children and sick people.
Strongly rejects the violations of the democratic, constitutional and transparent functioning of the National Assembly, as well as the acts of intimidation, violence and arbitrary decisions against its members.

Mednarodne in domače starševske ugrabitve otrok iz EU na Japonskem (B9-0205/2020) EN


I supported this resolution. The resolution expresses deep concern over the situation of children who are suffering as a result of a parental child abduction in Japan and over the fact that relevant laws and judicial decisions are not enforced everywhere.
The text recalls that EU children in Japan must enjoy the protection provided for in the international agreements that safeguard their rights.
It notes with regret that Japan, as a strategic partner of the EU, does not appear to be complying with international rules in cases of child abduction.
Moreover we call for the country’s legal framework to be improved so that, for instance, decisions handed down by the Japanese and other courts of relevant countries in procedures under the 1980 Hague Convention on the return of the child are enforced in Japan effectively.
Hopefully Japan will cooperate to solve this situation touching children’s fundamental rights.

Posebna pravila za napotitev voznikov v sektorju cestnega prometa in zahteve za izvrševanje (A9-0114/2020 - Kateřina Konečná) EN


I will vote against the Mobility Package I, as I believe this compromise is not acceptable for peripheral States like Romania or its workers.
Concretely, certain restrictive and disproportionate measures remain in this deal. The letter signed by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Transport of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Poland and Romania, outlining their position on the Mobility Package I, clearly signals large opposition to this file.
For example, the return of the vehicle to its home country after every 8 weeks, even if the vehicle is empty and has no load to carry, is discriminatory in respect of carriers established in peripheral Member States, because drivers of these countries would be forced to cover huge distances when returning to their countries. These provisions exclude some Member States from the EU single market.
Moreover, this requirement is clearly contrary to our climate goals, as it greatly increases the number of empty runs, which in turn cause additional and unnecessary CO2 emissions, traffic, and wear to the road infrastructure.
This measure also goes against the spirit of one the core principles of the single market: free movement of workers and services.