Addendum

Alfred SANT


EUROPEAN GROUP
S/D
COUNTRY
Malta

NATIONAL GROUP
Partit Laburista

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
98%
275 out of 278 sessions attended.

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
93%
9577 out of 10253 votes during the mandate.

SITTING INFO
Annual Report on Competition Policy
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

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VOTES ON THIS SITTING:
A8-0474/2018. Michel Reimon - § 2/1
A8-0474/2018. Michel Reimon - § 2/2
A8-0474/2018. Michel Reimon - Am 3
A8-0474/2018. Michel Reimon - Am 9
A8-0474/2018. Michel Reimon - § 40/1
A8-0474/2018. Michel Reimon - § 40/2
A8-0474/2018. Michel Reimon - Am 1
A8-0474/2018. Michel Reimon - Am 2
A8-0474/2018. Michel Reimon - Résolution


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0474/2018)
Annual report on competition policy

I voted in favour of the Annual Competition Report in view of the inclusion of various amendments dedicated to the need of a special treatment when it comes to state aid control for the provision of services of general economic interest in isolated, remote or peripheral regions.
This comes with an important added reference to Article 174 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
Further, the Report stresses the importance of protecting those in weak consumer positions when applying EU competition law. In this context, the insertion of the amendment asking for special attention to small farmers is very crucial, especially when designating aid to Maltese farming. Nonetheless, one cannot condone non-factual references on taxation. On the same line, one cannot support Parliament’s requests that are non-Treaty based, and that too often go against the interests of small jurisdictions at Europe’s periphery.
Small states in the EU need to have the flexibility to provide non-discriminatory tax incentives and thus be in a position to attract investment in their territory. An EU-level tax system would act against such interest. Consequently, calls for a CCCTB, also present in this Report, must be resisted at all levels.

Date issued: January 31, 2019