Addendum

Luke Ming FLANAGAN


EUROPEAN GROUP
GUE-NGL
COUNTRY
Ireland

NATIONAL GROUP
Independent

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
91%
254 out of 278 sessions attended.

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
95%
9811 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

Since 2015 several Schengen Member States have reintroduced controls at their internal border crossings. The Commission has not dealt with those not abiding by Schengen rules and those Schengen MS; (France, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Austria and Germany) keep applying long-term controls at different parts of their borders, for reasons based on secondary migratory flows or security concerns. In an effort to normalise the situation, the Commission proposed to amend Articles 25-29 of the Schengen Borders Code, which relate to the procedures and safeguards for the reintroduction of those controls. The report outlines some important boundaries which will stop the reintroducing of internal border controls. Another extension of the time limits is also not allowed based on other grounds meaning that if a MS has introduced internal border controls for public security reasons it cannot continue or re-introduce internal border controls once the allowed time limit expires on the basis of another existing provision which is the "exceptional circumstances putting the overall functioning of Schengen at risk", an element of which could be relating to migration flows. Overall this is a positive step and because of this I chose to vote in favour.

Date issued: April 4, 2019