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Maria da Graça Carvalho welcomes the creation of a European Biomedical Research Agency, but asks for funds to match the ambition

Press | Press Releases | 16-09-2020

MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho (EPP) praises the decision to create a European Biomedical Research Agency, announced today by the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, during her State of the Union speech. “The existence of an agency dedicated to scientific research in the health field is something I have been striving for since I was rapporteur for the Horizon 2020 framework program, at the beginning of the last decade”, recalls the MEP. With this announcement, she adds...

Maria da Graça Carvalho welcomes the creation of a European Biomedical Research Agency, but asks for funds to match the ambition

Work in Parliament | Other Activities | 16-09-2020

MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho (EPP) praises the decision to create a European Biomedical Research Agency, announced today by the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, during her State of the Union speech. “The existence of an agency dedicated to scientific research in the health field is something I have been striving for since I was rapporteur for the Horizon 2020 framework program, at the beginning of the last decade”, recalls the MEP. With this announcement, she adds...

Transitional provisions in order to address the impact of COVID-19 crisis (amendment of Regulation (EU) 2016/1628) (C9-0161/2020)

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 10-07-2020

Disruptions of supply chains resulting from the COVID-19 outbreak were a very general problem that still has direct and indirect consequences on many European industries. The non-road mobile machinery (NRMM) and tractor manufacturers sectors are among them. Generalised factory shutdowns in Europe and the absence of critical components were leaving manufacturers with stocks of engines, unfinished products and risking deadlines set by the relevant regulation not being met. In April I wrote a...

The EU’s public health strategy post-COVID-19 (RC-B9-0216/2020)

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 10-07-2020

I supported this resolution as it frames the priorities we need for an appropriate strategy on health in light of the Covid crisis. Health must be embedded in all policies, horizontally. To implement this principle, the Union must agree on a strong MFF that includes dedicated funds for health infrastructures. Research and innovation must always be nurtured and promoted, especially when it comes to medical treatments, vaccines, but also rare and neglected diseases. International partnerships...

Amending Directives (EU) 2017/2455 and (EU) 2019/1995 as regards the dates of transposition and application due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis (A9-0122/2020 - Ondřej Kovařík) [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 09-07-2020

Devido à pandemia de COVID‑19, a Comissão propôs o adiamento por seis meses a data de aplicação do pacote IVA para o comércio eletrónico (passando de 1 de janeiro de 2021 para 1 de julho de 2021) de forma a permitir que os Estados‑Membros pudessem finalizar os seus trabalhos preparatórios a nível nacional. O relatório Kovařík apoia o adiantamento, mas não a extensão de 6 meses proposta pela Comissão. Votei favoravelmente o presente relatório por concordar que o atraso deve ser tão curto quant...

Amending Regulation (EU) 2017/2454 as regards the dates of application due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis (A9-0123/2020 - Luděk Niedermayer) [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 08-07-2020

Devido à pandemia de COVID‑19, a Comissão propôs o adiamento por seis meses da data de aplicação do pacote IVA para o comércio eletrónico (passando de 1 de janeiro de 2021 para 1 de julho de 2021) de forma a permitir que os Estados‑Membros pudessem finalizar os seus trabalhos preparatórios a nível nacional. O relatório Niedermayer apoia o adiantamento, mas não a extensão de 6 meses proposta pela Comissão. Votei favoravelmente o presente relatório por concordar que o atraso deve ser tão curt...

EUBCE 2020: Maria da Graça Carvalho highlights essential role of the biomass sector in the European Green Deal

Public Interventions | Events | 06-07-2020

Portuguese MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho defended, on Monday, that the biomass sector “was going through an exciting phase before the present crisis of COVID-19, and will continue to go through it in the future”, underlining the importance of its contributions for European growth and the achievement of goals such as the European Green Deal. In a video message, shared at the inaugural session of the 28th European Biomass Conference & Exhibition (EUBCE 2020), which takes place online, under the ...

EAPM Bridging Conference ”Maintaining Public Trust in use of Big Data for Health science in a Covid and Post Covid World”

Agenda | 30-06-2020

Urgent action needed for manufacturers: the non-road mobile machinery case - European Commission's answer

Work in Parliament | Questions to the Commission and the Council | 29-06-2020

Answer given by Mr Breton on behalf of the European Commission  P-002518/2020 Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has been in permanent contact with the non-road mobile machinery industry as well as with the Member States and the European Parliament to find a solution to the disruptions affecting the completion of tractors and non-road mobile machinery fitted with transition engines within the deadline of 30 June 2020 set out in Regulation (EU) 2016/1628. The C...

EUSEW 2020 online conference: "EU Green Deal & the ways out of the COVID-19 crisis: a high-level debate about the greening of the EU recovery", organised by EUFORES

Agenda | 23-06-2020

Guidelines for the 2021 Budget - Section III (A9-0110/2020 - Pierre Larrouturou) [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 19-06-2020

Numa altura em que a União Europeia enfrenta uma crise sanitária, económica, social e ambiental inesperada e sem precedentes, devido à pandemia de COVID-19, e em que não será possível fazer face a estas circunstâncias excecionais com um orçamento concebido para uma situação de normalidade, a UE deve dotar-se dos meios necessários para atingir os seus objetivos estratégicos e que o orçamento deve ser integralmente financiado por recursos próprios. As novas prioridades políticas e os futuros desa...

Tourism and transport in 2020 and beyond (RC-B9-0166/2020, B9-0166/2020, B9-0175/2020, B9-0177/2020, B9-0178/2020, B9-0180/2020, B9-0182/2020, B9-0184/2020) [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 19-06-2020

O turismo é uma actividade económica transversal com grande impacto no crescimento económico, no emprego e no desenvolvimento social e sustentável empregando 22,6 milhões de pessoas, o que corresponde a 11,2 % do emprego total na UE. Os setores dos transportes e do turismo foram dos mais afectados negativamente pela COVID-19. Votei favoravelmente a presente Resolução por considerar necessário apoiar os sectores dos transportes e do turismo de forma célere a curto e a longo prazo, a fim de g...

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