Addendum

Lynn BOYLAN


EUROPEAN GROUP
GUE-NGL
COUNTRY
Ireland

NATIONAL GROUP
Sinn Féin

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
76%
214 out of 278 sessions attended.

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
79%
8123 out of 10253 votes during the mandate.

SITTING INFO
Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2016/399 as regards the rules applicable to the temporary reintroduction of border control at internal borders
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs

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VOTES ON THIS SITTING:
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Am 23S
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Am 26
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Am 32
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Am 64
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Am 44
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Am 3
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Am 5
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Am 6
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Am 7
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Am 12
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Am 15
A8-0356/2018. Tanja Fajon - Proposition de la Commission


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0356/2018)
Temporary reintroduction of border control at internal borders

. – The Commission proposed to extend the period of time it allowed member states to erect internal borders by amending the relevant articles within the Schengen Borders Code. While I recognise the strong concerns member states may have around issues like security and secondary migration, I do not agree that member states should be allowed to flout the current provision of the SBC or to completely disregard the current legal framework. While there will be amendments to articles within the SBC, the amendments will put additional measures in place to ensure that member states do not abuse a loophole within the regulation to keep internal border checks in perpetuity. This report stipulates that internal borders can be erected in extenuating circumstances, but these will not last longer than 1 year. Furthermore, states were switching between different extenuating circumstances to keep the checks there indefinitely; this report closes that loophole. Freedom of movement is one of the positive attributes of the EU, and it should be protected. Therefore, I voted in favour of this report.

Date issued: April 4, 2019