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Interview: MEP Maria de Graça Carvalho on ending the EU’s reliance on Russian gas

Press | News | 13-05-2022

The European Commission is due to present next week a package on legislative proposals to end Europe’s dependence on Russia for its energy supplies, as outlined in the ‘REPowerEU’ plan published a fortnight after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. MEP Maria de Graça Carvalho was among those who pressed energy commissioner Kadri Simpson last week to support the shelved MidCat pipeline project between France and Spain. The Portuguese lawmaker – a former academic, science minister and, in he...

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the EU’s protection of children and young people fleeing the war in Ukraine

Work in Parliament | Resolutions | 07-04-2022

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission pursuant to Rule 132(2) of the Rules of Procedure on the EU’s protection of children and young people fleeing the war in Ukraine Ewa Kopacz, Sabine Verheyen, Michaela Šojdrová, Tomasz Frankowski, Vladimír Bilčík, Vasile Blaga, Ioan‑Rareş Bogdan, Karolin Braunsberger‑Reinhold, Daniel Buda, Maria da Graça Carvalho, Agnès Evren, Gheorghe Falcă, Frances Fitzgerald, Loucas Fourlas, Mircea‑Gheorghe ...

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Afghanistan, in particular the situation of women’s rights

Work in Parliament | Resolutions | 06-04-2022

JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION pursuant to Rule 132(2) and (4) of the Rules of Procedure replacing the following motions: B9‑0198/2022 (The Left) B9‑0199/2022 (PPE) B9‑0202/2022 (Verts/ALE) B9‑0204/2022 (Renew) B9‑0205/2022 (S&D) B9‑0206/2022 (ECR) on the situation in Afghanistan, in particular the situation of women’s rights (2022/2571(RSP)) Michael Gahler, Željana Zovko, Rasa Juknevičienė, Frances Fitzgerald, David McAllister, Maria da Graça Carvalho, Agnès Evren, David Lega, Ewa Kopacz, ...

Tunisia’s association to Horizon Europe remains unsigned after ‘coup’ last July stretches relations with EU

Press | News | 17-02-2022

The European Commission may step in with bridging funding for Tunisian scientists after the country’s president shut down parliament, potentially derailing the ratification of Tunisia’s Horizon Europe association. The political crisis, described by some as a coup, poses a dilemma for Brussels over whether to allow Tunisia to participate in its research and innovation programme, with MEPs divided over whether to use Horizon Europe as a lever to nudge it back towards democracy. Last July, am...

Removing barriers for a more consumer-, worker and business-friendly internal market

Search Results | Report: Non-tariff barriers in the Single Market | 17-02-2022

The single market’s shortcomings deserve the same level of attention as the Green Deal and the digital agenda, says Parliament, calling for the removal of unjustified barriers across the EU. In a report on tackling non-tariff and non-tax barriers in the Single Market, approved in plenary by 530 votes in favour, 130 against and 32 abstentions, MEPs underline that the full achievement of the objectives in the Green Deal and the European digital agendas mainly depends on the effective f...

Question for written answer E-000365/2022 on Awareness-raising of the need for an action plan for rare diseases and the need to tackle health inequalities in the EU

Work in Parliament | Questions to the Commission and the Council | 28-01-2022

In the EU, over 30 million people live with a debilitating and chronic rare disease such as sickle cell disease. Those living with rare diseases face multiple and complex challenges. Many of these patients experience significant health inequalities and are stigmatised. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these inequalities, with 84 % of people living with a rare disease reporting a direct experience of disruption of care. Among those rare diseases is sickle cell disease (SCD), a rare...

European Parliament approves new partnership on metrology, the science “that makes technology work”

Press | Press Releases | 11-11-2021

The European Parliament approved this Thursday, with 536 votes in favor, 4 abstentions and only 5 votes against, the new partnership in the field of Metrology, of which Portuguese MEP Maria da Graça Carvalho (EPP) was rapporteur. The new public-public partnership, within the scope of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme, focuses on a wide range of measuring instruments, and is of great importance for all scientific, engineering and industrial activity in Europe. “Metrology is a discipline at...

Question for written answer E-004920/2021 about the European care strategy

Work in Parliament | Questions to the Commission and the Council | 28-10-2021

Question for written answer E-004920/2021 to the Commission Rule 138 Milan Brglez (S&D), Jarosław Duda (PPE), Klemen Grošelj (Renew), Predrag Fred Matić (S&D), Sara Cerdas (S&D), Irena Joveva (Renew), Marc Angel (S&D), Atidzhe Alieva-Veli (Renew), Magdalena Adamowicz (PPE), Pernando Barrena Arza (The Left), Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó (NI), Clara Ponsatí Obiols (NI), Antoni Comín i Oliveres (NI), Elżbieta Kruk (ECR), Rovana Plumb (S&D), Olivier Chastel (Renew), Robert Hajšel (S&D), Alex A...

A European partnership on the science that “measures the world”

Work in Parliament | Committees ITRE | 28-09-2021

The European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on the Metrology Partnership. Focusing on a wide range of measurement instruments, this public-public partnership is of enormous importance for all data qualification, verification and validation processes in the European Union. Metrology plays a critical role in making our world work. For example, it has been of key importance to the development and testing of ventilators and to the accuracy of common swab tests during the...

A European partnership on the science that “measures the world”

Press | Press Releases | 28-09-2021

The European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on the Metrology Partnership. Focusing on a wide range of measurement instruments, this public-public partnership is of enormous importance for all data qualification, verification and validation processes in the European Union. Metrology plays a critical role in making our world work. For example, it has been of key importance to the development and testing of ventilators and to the accuracy of common swab tests during the...

A European partnership on the science that “measures the world”

Search Results | Report: Metrology | 28-09-2021

The European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on the Metrology Partnership. Focusing on a wide range of measurement instruments, this public-public partnership is of enormous importance for all data qualification, verification and validation processes in the European Union. Metrology plays a critical role in making our world work. For example, it has been of key importance to the development and testing of ventilators and to the accuracy of common swab tests during the...

Letter to President Sassoli about the Partnership of the European Parliament in the #WeThe15 campaign

Work in Parliament | Other Activities | 31-08-2021

Letter to Mr David Maria Sassoli President of the European Parliament Brussels, 31st August 2021 SUBJECT: Partnership of the European Parliament in the #WeThe15 campaign Following the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, Tokyo currently hosts the 2020 Summer Paralympics that bring together more than 4500 athletes from 163 countries competing in 22 sports. The 539 events that will take place until 5th September will shine a light on astonishing amount of talent and hard work, excellence and de...

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