Addendum

Luke Ming FLANAGAN


EUROPEAN GROUP
GUE-NGL
COUNTRY
Ireland

NATIONAL GROUP
Independent

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
90%
252 out of 279 sessions attended.

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
95%
9672 out of 10112 votes during the mandate.

SITTING INFO
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VOTES ON THIS SITTING:
RC-B8-0358/2017 - Am 1
A8-0072/2017 - David Borrelli - Approbation
A8-0139/2017 - Andrey Novakov - Vote unique
A8-0180/2017 - Ruža Tomašić - Vote unique
A8-0378/2016 - Jean-Marie Cavada - Am 54
A8-0123/2017 - Adam Szejnfeld - Am 8
A8-0123/2017 - Adam Szejnfeld - Am 9
A8-0123/2017 - Adam Szejnfeld - Am 10
A8-0123/2017 - Adam Szejnfeld - Am 12
A8-0123/2017 - Adam Szejnfeld - Am 13
A8-0123/2017 - Adam Szejnfeld - Am 14
A8-0123/2017 - Adam Szejnfeld - Am 16
A8-0123/2017 - Adam Szejnfeld - Am 1
A8-0123/2017 - Adam Szejnfeld - Am 17
A8-0123/2017 - Adam Szejnfeld - Résolution
RC-B8-0345/2017 - § 7
RC-B8-0345/2017 - Considérant E
RC-B8-0331/2017 - § 15/2
B8-0290/2017 - Am 7
B8-0290/2017 - § 8/2
B8-0290/2017 - § 11/1
B8-0290/2017 - § 11/2
B8-0290/2017 - Am 11
B8-0290/2017 - Am 2
B8-0290/2017 - § 26
B8-0290/2017 - Am 8
B8-0290/2017 - § 47/2
B8-0290/2017 - § 47/3
RC-B8-0300/2017 - Résolution
B8-0340/2017 - Résolution


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0072/2017)
Agreement between the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway on an EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021

I voted in favour of this report as the alleviation of economic and social disparities within the European Economic Area remains necessary and the negotiations led to a balanced result.

Date issued: May 18, 2017


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0139/2017)
The right funding mix for Europe’s regions: balancing financial instruments and grants in EU cohesion policy

. – The Novakov report opts for increasing the importance of financial instruments in the cohesion funds structure. This jeopardises cohesion goals of social and territorial development, represents the tendency of undervaluation of the cohesion budget, and promotes private funding and the banking system. I totally oppose this, and I voted against.

Date issued: May 18, 2017


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0180/2017)
Future perspectives for technical assistance in cohesion policy

. ‒ The report by the Committee on Regional Development aims to evaluate technical assistance and it makes some recommendations, especially for the post-2020 programming period. A negative aspect of the report is that it calls for technical assistance to be consistent with country-specific recommendations in the area of cohesion policy. Initially, most of the political Groups wanted to link technical assistance with the European semester but, in the shadow rapporteurs’ meeting, the GUE/NGL Group managed to soften the wording.
The group tabled six amendments, focused mainly on increasing information and transparency and on strengthening the role of the Parliament in monitoring and follow-up; on making more effort to ensure that technical assistance reaches local and regional authorities; on the sustainability of projects, focusing on key areas of cohesion policy and favouring long-term outcomes, for example projects that create lasting employment; and on increasing the use of technical assistance in the area of European Territorial Cooperation and especially in the field of cross-border cooperation.
Four amendments were included in the composite motion and two were accepted in the final vote. On balance then, and following the advice of our shadow rapporteur, I voted in favour.

Date issued: May 18, 2017


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0378/2016)
Cross-border portability of online content services in the internal market

The cross-border portability of legally-acquired online content was proposed to be provided free of charge and remained as such, both at committee level and during the negotiations with the Council. Although my group had to give up on the possibility for providers to check the subscriber’s location especially via IP checks, we obtained some safeguards (collection of data in binary format, non-disclosure and immediate destruction of these data) and the general outcome of the two trilogues is satisfactory and beneficial to the people. Therefore I voted in favour of this report.

Date issued: May 18, 2017


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (A8-0123/2017)
Implementation of the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement

. ‒ I voted against the agreement due to the evolution of the social situation in Korea and the lack of support in the provisions for social rights and liberties. And because environmental impact was not considered in the EU evaluation of the FTA, the GUE/NGL Group rapporteur had decided to suggest voting against the report in the Committee on International Trade

Date issued: May 18, 2017


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (RC-B8-0345/2017)
Achieving the two-state solution in the Middle East

. ‒ While this resolution might be better than previous resolutions, and it contains plenty of positive elements, there is still a clear bias in favour of Israel, making it seem that Israelis and Palestinians have equal responsibility for the situation. I therefore abstained on the overall vote.
On Recital E, reaffirming that the establishment by Israel of settlements in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, had no legal validity and constituted a flagrant violation of international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-state solution etc., I voted in favour.
I also voted in favour of the GUE/NGL Group resolution.

Date issued: May 18, 2017


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (RC-B8-0331/2017)
EU Strategy on Syria

. ‒ I voted in favour of the amendments on this resolution, condemning the actions of ISIS/DAESH, who are deliberately targeting the civilian population. I also supported our Group resolution.

Date issued: May 18, 2017


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (B8-0290/2017)
Road transport in the European Union

. ‒ I voted in favour of the resolution as it aims to improve competitiveness and innovation in the road transport sector, facilitate cross-border mobility by road, improve social conditions and safety rules, and promote low-emission road transport.

Date issued: May 18, 2017


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (RC-B8-0300/2017)
Dadaab refugee camp

I voted for this resolution because, amongst other positive items, it considers that given the current circumstances of ongoing security problems in Somalia and a high risk of famine, in any scenario, returns should always be voluntary, and calls for a greater sharing of responsibilities when it comes to hosting refugees and establishing additional methods to help refugees to access third countries, including the EU.

Date issued: May 18, 2017


WRITTEN EXPLANATION OF VOTE (B8-0340/2017)
Making relocation happen

I voted in favour of this resolution because amongst other attributes it calls on the Member States to give priority to the relocation of unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable applicants.

Date issued: May 18, 2017