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Mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2020: providing emergency assistance to Member States and further reinforcing the Union Civil Protection Mechanism/rescEU in response to the COVID-19 outbreak [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-04-2020

A mobilização da Margem para Imprevistos até a um total de cerca de 714.500 milhões de euros, no âmbito do reforço do Mecanismo de Proteção Civil da União/rescEU, será fundamental para a resposta ao COVID-19, em particular nos países mais afetados. Merece uma referência muito positiva a rapidez com que foi possível encontrar uma solução conjunta entre o Parlamento Europeu e o Conselho da União Europeia.

Specific measures to provide exceptional flexibility for the use of the European Structural and Investments Funds in response to the COVID-19 outbreak [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-04-2020

A necessidade de encontrar respostas rápidas para a presente crise, nas suas várias dimensões, torna imperioso o recurso a todos os meios disponíveis. Flexibilizar ao máximo a disponibilização de fundos estruturais ainda não utilizados, direcionando-os para o combate aos impactos do COVID-19, é uma medida que se integra perfeitamente na reação rápida e solidária que é exigida à União Europeia.

Introduction of specific measures for addressing the COVID-19 crisis

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-04-2020

In our efforts to do all that is necessary to face the effects of the crisis, I voted in favour of introducing specific measures to smoothen the delivery of food aids and basic material aassistance as there are people and value chains that need more flexibility. The adoption of the more flexible measures allows to react quickly to the emerging additional needs of the target groups that are exposed to further hardship stemming from this crisis. These measures are very important for reducing the...

Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument for 2020: migration, refugee inflows and security threats; immediate measures in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak; reinforcement of the European Public Prosecutor's Office (C9-0096/2020) [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-04-2020

A actual situação de crise que se vive na Europa devido ao surto de COVID-19 tem tido um forte impacto na dimensão e na natureza das necessidades que requerem apoio orçamental urgente por parte da União Europeia. A fim de dar resposta aos desafios surgidos no contexto do surto de COVID-19, torna-se necessário mobilizar montantes para financiar urgentemente as medidas adequadas. O Instrumento de Flexibilidade tem por objetivo permitir o financiamento de despesas claramente identificadas que n...

Specific measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the fishery and aquaculture sector [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-04-2020

O sector europeu de pesca e aquicultura tem sido significativamente afetado pela pandemia do COVID-19, enfrentado actualmente uma crise sócio-económica sem precedentes que tem forçado a cessação temporária de muitas atividades de pesca em muitos Estados-Membros, em particular em determinadas áreas e comunidades locais dependentes da pesca. A proposta apresentada pela Comissão Europeia consiste num novo pacote de medidas temporárias e direcionadas ao abrigo do Fundo Europeu dos Assuntos...

Medical devices (C9-0098/2020)

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-04-2020

The Covid crisis has shaken our societies and economies by their foundations. The weaknesses that were highlighted in terms of medical supplies in all the Member States show how fundamental is to reinforce our industrial base in order to become more autonomous. There are many regulations imposing deadlines that shall be analysed and where possible reviewed to soften the impacts of the crisis on industries that are heavily suffering from the disruptions of key supply chains. Postponing the date...

EU coordinated action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-04-2020

Atravessamos um momento crucial para a União Europeia, que determinará o seu futuro e que colocou nos nossos ombros uma responsabilidade colectiva. A União só poderá superar esta crise se os Estados-Membros e as instituições europeias se mantiverem unidos de forma solidária e responsável, num momento em que, mais do que nunca, é necessária a voz forte e unida do Parlamento Europeu. A Resolução aprovada, e que contou com o meu voto positivo, resulta de um enorme compromisso das propostas e ...

Regulation amending the Multiannual financial framework 2014-2020 [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 16-04-2020

Com o objectivo de dar resposta ao surto de COVID-19, a Comissão Europeia propôs a ativação, com um orçamento de 2,7 mil milhões de EUR, do Instrumento de Apoio de Emergência criado em 2016 bem como o reforço do Mecanismo de Proteção Civil da União para permitir uma mais ampla constituição de stocks e uma melhor coordenação da distribuição de recursos essenciais em toda a Europa. Estas medidas exigem a mobilização de instrumentos especiais, uma vez que não existem margens disponíveis ou a po...

COVID-19: PSD MEPs question European Commission about measures to support the sectors of Culture and Creative Industries

Work in Parliament | Questions to the Commission and the Council | 15-04-2020

Maria da Graça Carvalho sent a written question to the European Commission (EC), co-signed by MEPs Lídia Pereira and Álvaro Amaro, addressing the impact of covid-19 on Culture and Creative Industries and asking for more information on measures taken or take at this level. In the written question,  it is recalled that “the cultural and creative industries play  a fundamental role, not only for leisure, but for the education of citizens ”, this sector being “one of those most affected” ...

Viewpoint: We need a European Health Data Space to tackle COVID-19

Press | Opinion Articles | 09-04-2020

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a stark illustration of why we need effective tools for sharing health data in Europe, say four MEPs By  Maria Manuel Leitão Marques ,  Maria Da Graça Carvalho ,  Chrysoula Zacharapoulou  and  Alexandra Geese In 1854, John Snow, one of the first epidemiologists, defeated a cholera outbreak ravaging London by mapping the locations where the disease showed up and carefully analysing risk factors. That provided the data he needed to demonstrate the cause was se...

PSD proposes 17 measures for a common European solution in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic

Press | News | 04-04-2020

The six Portuguese MEPs wrote a letter addressed to Commission President von der Leyen, European Parliament President Sassoli, European Central Bank President Lagarde, and to the Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa with proposals to combat the Covid-19 crisis, TSF Online reports. In the document, the MEPs propose 17 measures to contribute to “an urgent common solution”, based in solidarity. The MEPs defended their support for Coronabonds, the creation of an unemployment reassurance, the...

MEPs from PSD present 17 measures to respond to the crisis

Press | News | 04-04-2020

The six MEPs from Portuguese party PSD sent a letter to the European institutions with proposals to fight the Covid-19 crisis, Jornal de Notícias Online reports. The letter was sent to Commission President von der Leyen, European Parliament President Sassoli, European Central Bank President Lagarde, and to the Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa. In the letter, the MEPs stated that the current pandemic shows that the European Union does not have any strategic supplies of medicine, food, ...

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