Addendum

Marian HARKIN


EUROPEAN GROUP
ALDE
COUNTRY
Ireland

NATIONAL GROUP
Independent

ATTENDANCE IN PLENARY SESSIONS +info
95%
261 out of 278 sessions attended (4 excused).

PARTICIPATION IN ROLL-CALL VOTES
93%
9364 out of 10000 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 Schengen area is one of the greatest achievements of European integration. However, it has never been more fragile than it is today due to the recent challenges the EU has faced. A lack of trust between some Member States has resulted in some reintroducing internal border controls in recent years, putting at risk future processes of political integration within the EU, as well as our economies.
In September 2017, the Commission proposed amending the Schengen Borders Code to allow Member States to reintroduce internal border controls where there is a serious threat to public policy or internal security in a Member State for up to five years. Under current rules these controls may only be utilised for a maximum of two years. This report rejects the Commission’s proposal to amend the Code as it could legalise current illegal practices of Member States regarding their internal border controls.
I voted in favour of this proposal as it instead solidifies that any changes to the Code, regarding the reintroduction of internal border controls, should make the legal framework clearer and ensure their use is proportionate when responding to actual needs, including an appropriately limited time frame.

Date issued: November 29, 2018