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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, ...

A window to the future

Press | Opinion Articles | 03-04-2020

In an opinion article in O Jornal Económico, MEP Graça Carvalho writes about the isolation measures to prevent contagion by Covid-19. MEP Carvalho praises all the alternatives found by the companies and people to continue interacting and working. “The ease in information circulation reveals its priceless importance, allowing the contact between political deciders, scientists, and experts in public health involved in the combat to the Covid-19 in their respective countries,” MEP Carvalho says....

PSD MEPs present package of measures to combat the Covid-19 crisis

Work in Parliament | Other Activities | 03-04-2020

The six PSD MEPs sent this Friday a letter to the four presidents of the European Institutions (European Commission, European Council, European Parliament and European Central Bank) and to the Portugal's Prime Minister, António Costa, with information also being addressed to the President of the Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. The letter was sent with a document in which MEPs present 17 measures to respond to the Covid-19 crisis and demand a common solution of an urgent nature, capable of ...

COVID-19 crisis forces EU to prepare Plan B (and Plan C) for seven-year budget

Press | News | 31-03-2020

Hard-pressed governments lack time and capacity to agree on long-term funding for 2021 - 2027 By Éanna Kelly and Florin Zubașcu As governments across Europe desperately firefight COVID-19, minds in Brussels are turning to contingency plans for the multi annual financial framework (MFF), the next seven-year EU budget that is due to run from the start of next year. Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission president, on Saturday said she would unveil a new proposal for the 2021-2027 budget, ...

Broadening the strategic autonomy of the EU

Press | Opinion Articles | 30-03-2020

The complexity of our global interrelation was evident long before the COVID-19 outbreak, but is now appearing as a Gordian knot that requires urgent reflexion and decisive action. There is a deep interdependence between the different regions of the world, that brought us many gains but also new problems like the ones we are now experiencing. The Von der Leyen Commission has made clear that the Union shall develop a continental strategic autonomy. Until now, digital or technological...

Broadening the EU's strategic autonomy

Press | Opinion Articles | 30-03-2020

Investing in education and innovation enriches our ability to respond to unforeseen circumstances and is crucial to ensuring our continued wellbeing. There is a deep interdependence between the different regions of the world that brought us many gains, but also new problems like the ones we are now experiencing. The Von der Leyen Commission has made clear that the Union must develop a continental strategic autonomy. Until now, digital or technological sovereignty was the key component in t...

Financial assistance to Member States and countries negotiating their accession to the Union that are seriously affected by a major public health emergency

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 26-03-2020

I voted in favour of this report as it contains proposals that must be immediately deployed to create minimum conditions for mobilising cash reserves in the European Structural and Investment Funds to tackle the crisis. The quasi-unanimous support that the report gathered shows how the European Parliament can act united in the interests of the European citizens when it comes to alleviate the effects of this unprecedented crisis. The report contains provisions to modify three legal acts aiming...

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