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Conference "Recovery Plans in the EU after COVID-19", promoted by the Instituto Francisco Sá Carneiro and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Agenda | 02-10-2020

ENVI/ITRE Joint Hearing on "How to secure access to COVID-19 vaccines for EU citizens: clinical trials, production and distribution challenges”

Agenda | 22-09-2020

Covid-19: EU coordination of health assessments and risk classification and the consequences on Schengen and the single market (RC-B9-0257/2020) [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-09-2020

Um dos desafios da presente pandemia são os impactos do surto de COVID-19 e as suas consequências de longo prazo para o bem-estar das pessoas nomeadamente dos grupos mais vulneráveis e das pessoas em situações vulneráveis, como os idosos e as pessoas que já sofrem de problemas de saúde. Uma resposta coordenada não pode passar pelo encerramento das fronteiras internas que tem efeitos nocivos no mercado interno devendo a UE adoptar medidas comuns que permitam restabelecer a confiança entre os ...

Cultural recovery of Europe [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-09-2020

A cultura é um ativo estratégico para a União Europeia. É importante na nossa economia, reflete os nossos valores comuns europeus e está enraizada nas tradições, na história e no modo de vida dos nossos povos. É fundamental preservar este património comum, respeitando e valorizando a sua diversidade, e são necessárias estratégias que permitam recuperar um setor particularmente afetado pela pandemia de covid-19.

Sustainable rail market in view of COVID-19 outbreak [PT]

Work in Parliament | Explanations of Vote | 17-09-2020

O setor ferroviário tem uma importância estratégica para a União Europeia, contribuindo para o emprego e para a economia global da UE, empregando diretamente mais de um milhão de pessoas, cerca de 600 000 em empresas ferroviárias e 440 000 através de gestores de infraestruturas. A pandemia de COVID-19 provocou uma queda significativa da procura, que levou a uma queda abrupta do transporte ferroviário tendo um grave impacto nas empresas ferroviárias. As circunstâncias estão fora do controlo d...

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 | Speeches | 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 ...

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