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1. Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services 
A8-0319/2017 
UKIP voted against this legislation. We are opposed to the EU’s interference in the domestic employment and economic standards of member states. The changes proposed to this legislation do not protect the sovereignty of member states and any powers to the member state in their implementation of the legislation is met by obligations to compliance with EU institutions. 
2. Statistics of goods transport by inland waterways (codification). 
A8- 0154/2018 
UKIP voted against. This report was making a very slight amendment to the wording of the Commission proposal. Whilst the Rapporteur and the committee responsible for proposing the request felt that the wording was not a major deviation from the meaning of the sentence, it appeared that through the removal of the word 'a' it would enable the Commission to perform countless cost effective analysis which would be a waste of tax payers money. One careful and considerate cost effective analysis is required, not numerous ones that could allow the Commission to provide as many as they wish until they achieve the result they want. 
 
3. The 2017 EU Justice Scoreboard. 
A8- 0161/2018 
UKIP voted against. This report published the effectiveness, independence and quality of a nations justice system. This is the first step in the EU moving towards a harmonised justice system by not taking into consideration the relevant rights of the individuals and Member States that hold separate rules of law when determining what is a criminal or a civil matter. 
 
4. Fishing mortality ranges and safeguard levels for herring in the Baltic 
A8-0149/2018 
We oppose this legislation because it extends and prolongs the infamous Common Fisheries Policy. 
 
5. Optimisation of the value chain in the EU Fishing sector 
A8-0163/2018 
We oppose this own-initiative report because it wants further to misuse taxpayers’ money to extend the perverse Common Fisheries Policy. 
 
6. Implementation of CAP young farmers’ tools 
A8-0157/2018 
We oppose this non-legislative report as it denies the systemic nature of the sector’s problems, will be expensive to taxpayers and, likely, fail and even be counter-productive. 
 
7. Multi-annual plan for demersal stocks in the North Sea 
A8-0263/2017 
We support the rejection amendment and oppose this legislation because it extends and prolongs the infamous Common Fisheries Policy in waters much of which are British and should soon be outside the CFP. 
 
8. Management, conservation and control in the South Pacific 
A8-0163/2018 
We oppose this legislation because the EU has no right or standing to pass laws for waters half a world away. 
 
9. EU-Switzerland Agreement on the cumulation of origin between the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Turkey in the framework of the Generalised System of Preferences of the EU 
A8-0151/2018 
 
We voted in favour of this because we feel that it is pro-free trade, and also streamlines trade procedures. This will make procedures for trade easier, and cheaper for businesses. 
 
10. EU-Norway Agreement on the cumulation of origin between the EU, Switzerland, Norway and Turkey in the framework of the Generalised System of Preferences of the EU 
A8-0152/2018 
We voted in favour of this because we feel that it is pro-free trade, and also streamlines trade procedures. This will make procedures for trade easier, and cheaper for businesses. 
 
11. Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services 
A8-0319/2017 
UKIP voted against this legislation. We are opposed to the EU’s interference in the domestic employment and economic standards of member states. The changes proposed to this legislation do not protect the sovereignty of member states and any powers to the member state in their implementation of the legislation is met by obligations to compliance with EU institutions. 
 
12. EU- Norway Agreement on administrative cooperation, combating fraud and recovery of claims in the field of Value Added Tax 
A8-0147/2018 
Whilst UKIP is in favour of combating tax fraud, it is not the role of the EU to interfere in tax sovereignty of nation states and accordingly UKIP abstained. 
 
Sustainable Finance 
A8-0164/2018 
Another attempt to encourage the EU Commission to bring forward legislation that would interfere in the proper functioning of the capital markets and increase the danger of asset bubbles, this time with the intention to "channel capital flows towards assets that contribute to sustainable development", accordingly UKIP voted against. 
 
13. Objection pursuant to Rule 106: Genetically modified maize 1507 × 59122 × MON 810 × NK603, and genetically modified maize combining two or three of the single events 1507, 59122, MON 810 and NK603 (D056123) 
B8-0233/2018 
UKIP abstained on this resolution. UKIP is concerned about sensitive issues such as consumers health, food safety and environmental protection. However, UKIP MEPs believe that the authorisation for the placing on the market of food and feed produced from genetically modified maize 1507 × 59122 × MON 810 × NK603, and genetically modified maize combining two or three of the single events 1507, 59122, MON 810 and NK603, should be autonomously taken by national parliaments. 
 
14. Objection pursuant to Rule 106: Genetically modified maize GA21 (MON-ØØØ21-9) (D056125) 
B8-0232/2018 
UKIP abstained on this resolution. UKIP is concerned about sensitive issues such as consumers health, food safety and environmental protection. However, UKIP MEPs believe that the authorisation for the placing on the market of food and feed produced from genetically modified maize GA21 should be autonomously taken by national parliaments. 
 
1. Mobilisation of the EU Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Greece, Spain, France and Portugal 
A8-0175/2018 
UKIP voted against this budgetary proposal. The Solidarity Fund is an EU level fund that provides money for reconstruction and relief of disaster hit areas in Europe. This proposal will give €1.3 million to Greece (earthquake), €3.2 million to Spain (wildfires), €48.9 million to France (hurricanes) and €50.6 million to Portugal (fires). While UKIP of course sympathises with the disaster stricken areas and has no problem with individual countries sending aid and help to other countries for things such as this, we oppose British taxpayers’ money being spent by undemocratic EU institutions as a principle. 
 
2. Draft amending budget No 1/2018 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the EU Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Greece, Spain, France and Portugal 
A8-0176/2018 
UKIP voted against this budgetary proposal. This vote is to raise the money for the proposal to give money to disaster stricken areas in Greece, Spain, France and Portugal (totalling €104 million). This draft amending budget will mean every Member State will have to give more money to the EU. While UKIP of course sympathises with the disaster stricken areas and has no problem with individual countries sending aid and help to other countries for things such as this, we oppose British taxpayers’ money being spent by undemocratic EU institutions as a principle. 
 
3. Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2018/000 TA 2018 - Technical assistance at the initiative of the Commission 
A8-0172/2018 
UKIP voted against this budgetary proposal. This is to give the Commission an extra €345,000 to spend on administrative operations such as data gathering, information activities and websites to ensure the smooth running for the Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). The EGF is a pot of money at EU level for workers in other countries that have lost their job. UKIP voted against as we oppose British taxpayers' money being used as dole in other countries. 
 
4. 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework and own resources 
B8-0239/2018 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative resolution. The MFF proposal is the long term budget setting for the EU. The current proposal foresees spending of over €1.1 trillion, huge budget increases to many EU policies and new income streams for the EU budget (own resources). Hopefully the UK will be leaving the EU so should not be contributing in a meaningful way to this MFF, however it does look like we will be handing €40 billion to the EU due to brexit which won't be paid off for decades. UKIP voted against this resolution as we oppose any EU budget increases and extra tax raising powers for the undemocratic EU institutions. 
 
Interpretation and implementation of the Interinstitutional Agreement on Better Law-Making 
A8- 0170/2018 
UKIP voted against. This report highlighted the main changes negotiated between the different EU institutions along with the changes to the Parliaments Rules of Procedure. The report welcomes the Commission Task Force on Subsidiarity, however this task force is not working towards subsidiarity but against it by highlighting that more matters should be controlled by Brussels such as migration and defence. 
 
15. Control measures for access to the EU market 
A8-0156/2018 
We oppose this own-initiative report because it is less designed to facilitate trade in fisheries products but rather adds protection through the erection of further non-tariff trade barriers. 
 
16. The future of food and farming 
A8-0178/2018 
We oppose this non-legislative report as it fails to acknowledge that successive reforms have been botched, denies the systemic nature of that failure, provides no real solutions, will be expensive to taxpayers and, likely, fail and even be counter-productive. 
 
17. Recommendation to the Council, the Commission, and the EEAS on Libya 
A8-0159/2018 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report. We are opposed to the development of any EU capacity in relation to foreign affairs. We view EU action as unnecessary and in many cases damaging. Resolution to the situation in Libya must be found through bilateral support and through appropriate international institutions. 
 
 
18. Protection against dumping 
A8-0182 
This report was approved without a vote due to a committee technical procedure. However the report is unobjectionable, as it seeks to stop dumping, a practice that the WTO condemns. 
 
19. Common commercial Policy 
A8-0166 
UKIP MEPs supported the concept of free trade and improving the access of SMEs to the opportunities unlocked by FTAs. However we resent the EU’s attempts to use trade to bully countries, so we abstained. 
 
20. Annual Report on the functioning of the Schengen Area 
A8-0160/2018 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non-legislative report. UKIP firmly oppose the theme of this report which suggests that the Schengen Area is one of the greatest achievements of the European Union. Furthermore, UKIP MEP’s strongly oppose the accession of more countries into the area. 
 
21. Minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime 
A8-0168/2018 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non-legislative report. UKIP fully support the rights for victims of crime to receive support and protection in all countries. UKIP MEP’s however oppose the need for this to be harmonised across the EU and therefore reject the attempt by the EU to further interfere in the judicial procedures of Member States. 
 
22. Implementation of gender equality and women’s empowerment: transforming the lives of girls and women through EU external relations 2016 - 2020 
A8-0167/2018 
We voted against this non-legislative non-binding report. Whilst we agree with the premise of the report in terms of better access to vital amenities, protection of women from violence, we believe that this should not be conducted at EU level. 
 
23. Implementation of the EU Youth Strategy 
A8-0162/2018 
We voted against this non-legislative non-binding report. Whilst we agree with the principle of boosting employment and opportunities for the youth, this report is calling for the continuation and further promotion of EU youth programmes. As well as calls for further investment and an increase in MFF funding, which we oppose. 
 
24. Women's rights defenders in Saudi Arabia 
RC8-2059/2018 
UKIP abstained on this non-legislative and non-binding resolution. Whilst we are gravely concerned at the situation in Saudi Arabia and the recent arrest of several activists we cannot support EU action or interference in third countries. 
 
25. Nicaragua (could be rule 135) 
 
 
26. Appointment of a member to the selection panel for the European Chief Prosecutor 
B8-0237/2018 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against recommending Antonio Mura to the selection panel. UKIP firmly oppose the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor and voted against the recommendation in a bid to delay the process. 
 
27. Implementation of the Ecodesign Directive 
A8-0165/2018 
UKIP voted against this non legislative report. UKIP MEPs believe that this EU regulations will impose a massive financial burden on every organisation that uses performance and professional lighting, including schools, village halls, arts centres, theatres, studios and event spaces. 
 
28. Union Civil Protection Mechanism 
A8-0180/2018 
UKIP MEPs abstained on this legislative report. UKIP deeply regret all natural disasters that occurred in Europe in the recent years and it is in favour of cooperation among member states when it comes to exceptional circumstances related to natural disasters. On the other hand, UKIP MEPs are against all budgetary interventions in favour of mass migration and climate change. UKIP is against the proposal of establishing an Erasmus civil protection programme, to strengthen the cooperation that already exists between Member States and are against the creation of a mandatory EU Mechanism that would be imposed at Member States level. 
 
29. Precariousness of fixed term contracts 
B8-0238/2018 
We abstained on this. We hold that there are issues with zero hours contracts and other forms employment. This is especially true in jurisdictions where benefits can be impacted depending on work duration and contracts. However it is for member states, not the EU to address this. 
 
30. Connecting Europe Facility 2020 
RC8-0242/2018 
UKIP voted against. This motion for resolution expressed its wish that the money spent by the Commission is spent wisely, this of course we have no objection to, however in our experience the Commission never spends the tax payer’s money wisely. The Commission should not be spending the tax payer’s money at all. Furthermore, an aspect of the report that is of concern is that the Commission is being called on to support the development of dual-use civilian-defence infrastructure along the TEN-T network. 
 
31. Odometer manipulation in motor vehicles: revision of the EU legal framework. 
A8-0155/2018 
UKIP voted against. This report was hi-lighting the issues raised through odometer manipulation both in the EU and on vehicles that enter the EU from third countries. The amount of money lost through this fraud is in the billions and needs to be stopped. However, the legislation that is needed to combat this level of fraud is up to the individual Member States to deal with and put in place and it is not for the EU to determine what the correct legislation should be. 
Protocol to the EU-Uzbekistan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (accession of Croatia) (A8-0104/2018 - Jozo Radoš) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this consent procedure. We do not support the EU developing policy through these Agreements or further accession to membership of the European Union. 
 
Documents : 
EU-Korea Framework Agreement (accession of Croatia) (A8-0120/2018 - Tokia Saïfi) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this consent procedure. We do not support the EU developing policy through these Agreements or further accession to membership of the European Union. 
 
Documents : 
Subjecting the new psychoactive substance ADB-CHMINACA to control measures (A8-0133/2018 - Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this technically non-legislative report. In the UK, this drug already falls into the criteria listed in the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. Subjecting it to control measures in the EU will assist in reducing its availability on the UK market. For this reason, UKIP MEP’s abstained on this vote. 
 
Documents : 
Subjecting the new psychoactive substance CUMYL-4CN-BINACA to control measures (A8-0134/2018 - Maite Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this technically non-legislative report. In the UK, this drug already falls into the criteria listed in the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. Subjecting it to control measures in the EU will assist in reducing its availability on the UK market. For this reason, UKIP MEP’s abstained on this vote. 
 
Documents : 
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2017/010 BE/Caterpillar (A8-0148/2018 - Eider Gardiazabal Rubial) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this report. While helping those who have been made redundant by the effects of global structural changes is an admirable aim, UKIP MEPs believe that this is something that can be achieved by Member States themselves, and not by using EU funding mechanisms. 
 
Documents : 
Annual report 2016 on the protection of EU’s financial interests - Fight against fraud (A8-0135/2018 - Gilles Pargneaux) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative, non-binding report, whilst there are various calls within this report for more transparency, better reporting and communication. We cannot vote to support the continuation of the EIB. Particularly as the withdrawal agreement plans to only return the UK’s €3.2 billion paid in share-capital, without any profits. Despite the fact that the UK’s share of EIB assets is worth €92.3 billion. 
 
Documents : 
Objection pursuant to Rule 106: genetically modified sugar beet H7-1 (B8-0220/2018) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP abstained on this resolution. UKIP is concerned about sensitive issues such as consumer’s health, food safety and environmental protection. However, UKIP MEPs believe that the authorisation for the placing on the market of food and feed produced from genetically modified sugar beet H7-1 should be autonomously taken by national parliaments. 
 
Documents : 
Annual report on the control of the financial activities of the European Investment Bank for 2016 (A8-0139/2018 - Marco Valli) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this a non-legislative report. We fully support tackling fraud and corruption, though whilst the figures regarding fraudulent activity and irregularities are useful, particularly towards better oversight of the EU’s budget; we oppose the further calls for more EU legislation, measures and harmonisation, and fundamentally disagree with the spending of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Presidential elections in Venezuela (B8-0225/2018) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP abstained on this non-legislative and non-binding resolution. Whilst we are concerned by developments in Venezuela caused by the Socialist Government we do not support EU interference in the matter or the development of EU foreign policy. 
 
Documents : 
Cohesion policy and thematic objective ‘promoting sustainable transport and removing bottlenecks in key network infrastructures’ (A8-0136/2018 - Andrey Novakov) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
. ‒ UKIP MEPs voted against this non-legislative own-initiative report. Improving transport infrastructures in order to benefit the environment, safety and economic concerns is certainly a positive goal. However, UKIP MEPs do not believe that the best way to do this is through cohesion policy and EU funding as it is an issue that is better handled by individual Member States. 
 
Documents : 
Protection of children in migration (B8-0218/2018) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have to against this non-legislative motion for resolution. Whilst UKIP firmly support protecting children, particularly unaccompanied children, this resolution politicises the topic to provide an opinion on the migration crisis as whole. More specifically, UKIP MEP’s firmly oppose the suggestion that the best way to assist children and asylum seekers is to offer them ‘safe and legal routes’ into the EU. UKIP believe the best way to combat people traffickers and to end the migration crisis is to stop the boats arriving into Europe. 
 
Documents : 
A global ban on animal testing for cosmetics (B8-0217/2018) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP abstained on the motion for resolution on a global ban on testing cosmetics on animals. UKIP is in favour of animal welfare and ending of brutal practices on animals for cosmetics testing. UKIP share these concerns and are firmly against testing chemicals used in cosmetics on animals. However, UKIP MEPs do not trust the unelected EU Commission to decide on the protection of the environment and animal welfare - the EU has already caused irreparable damage with its environmental policy. 
 
Documents : 
Current situation and future prospects for the sheep and goat sectors in the EU (A8-0064/2018 - Esther Herranz García) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this non-legislative, own initiative report. This is because they are not in favour of using EU funds, particularly in relation to the Common Agricultural Policy. In addition, they do not agree with the additional layer of bureaucracy that some of the additional monitoring proposed in this report would require. 
 
Documents : 
Media pluralism and media freedom in the European Union (A8-0144/2018 - Barbara Spinelli) 
Date : 03-05-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to against this non-legislative motion for resolution. Whilst UKIP firmly support the need for a free and open media, which forms the basis of a democratic nation, UKIP MEP’s cannot support recommendations for EU legislation on how this should be achieved. 
Common system of value added tax, with regard to the obligation to respect a minimum standard rate (A8-0124/2018 - Roberto Gualtieri) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
. ‒ This report extends the temporary 15% minimum VAT rate set by the EU. UKIP does not support the EU collecting taxes from British taxpayers and accordingly voted against. 
 
Documents : 
Prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing (A8-0056/2017 - Krišjānis Kariņš, Judith Sargentini) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
. ‒ The EU should stop repeatedly changing the rules on anti-money laundering, which adds cost to business compliance, but UKIP are not against the prevention of money laundering and so (on balance) abstained. 
 
Documents : 
Approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers, and of systems, components and separate technical units intended for such vehicles (A8-0048/2017 - Daniel Dalton) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
. ‒ UKIP MEPs voted against this legislative report concerning motor vehicles and their trailers. UKIP opposes harmonisation of rules, as we believe that Member States should be allowed to act on their own initiative. 
 
Documents : 
Organic production and labelling of organic products (A8-0311/2015 - Martin Häusling) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
. ‒ We oppose this legislation because it fails to recognise that how you farm, including whether organic or not, and what you eat are matters for individual choice: instead, again, the EU proposes massive, often counter-productive bureaucratic intervention at taxpayers’ expense. 
 
Documents : 
Guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States (A8-0140/2018 - Miroslavs Mitrofanovs) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
. ‒ UKIP voted against this legislation. We firmly defend Member States’ right to define their own domestic legislation. Any interference by the Commission is an erosion of Member State sovereignty, which we are firmly against. We do not necessarily take a position on any of the suggested policies within the report, it is ultimately up to each Member State. 
 
Documents : 
Estimates of revenue and expenditure for the financial year 2019 – Section I – European Parliament (A8-0146/2018 - Paul Rübig) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this report, as it concerns the spending of EU funds, which we are against. We voted in favour of amendments that wished to reduce the budget and which aim to make Parliament more transparent. We voted against amendments that wished to increase the budget, for instance in allowing APAs to accompany Members on missions, which is a waste of public funds. 
 
Documents : 
Protection of investigative journalists in Europe: the case of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová (B8-0186/2018) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non-legislative motion for resolution. UKIP firmly support the work of investigative journalists and are appalled at the details of this murder which was clearly motivated by the need to silence a whistle-blower. This resolution, however, clearly oversteps the EU's mandate in this field. UKIP reject any attempt by the EU to establish a directive on whistle-blower protection and strongly oppose calls for the EPPO to be established. 
 
Documents : 
A European values instrument to support civil society organisations which promote democracy, rule of law and fundamental values within the European Union (B8-0189/2018) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this non-legislative motion for resolution. UKIP firmly opposes taxpayers’ money being given to organisations in the EU to promote the values of democracy, the rule of law and fundamental values. This is a clear attempt by the EU to increase funding for organisations which hold a favourable opinion of the European Union who will inevitably disseminate propaganda to the citizens of Europe. 
 
Documents : 
The violation of human rights and the rule of law in the case of two Greek soldiers arrested and detained in Turkey (B8-0194/2018, B8-0196/2018) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP abstained on this non-legislative and non-binding resolution. UKIP have long been concerned by developments in Turkey and have opposed their integration within the EU. We are especially concerned at military developments and Turkey’s increasing opposition to the West and international norms. However this resolution implies a role for the EU institutions, to which we are opposed. 
 
Documents : 
Implementation of the Treaty provisions concerning national Parliaments (A8-0127/2018 - Paulo Rangel) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
This non-legislative own initiative report is generally supportive of national parliaments and doesn’t call on the Commission to act (other than to grant national parliaments more time in which to prepare ‘reasoned opinions’ objecting to EU legislation), but UKIP does not support the right of EU institutions to determine the rights of national parliaments and accordingly UKIP abstained. 
 
Documents : 
Annual Report on Competition Policy (A8-0049/2018 - Ramon Tremosa i Balcells) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
This non-legislative own-initiative report calls on the Commission to act in various areas, including energy, retail financial services and transport; accordingly UKIP voted against. 
 
Documents : 
Vaccine hesitancy and drop in vaccination rates in Europe (B8-0188/2018, B8-0195/2018) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP believes in the importance of vaccination and cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases. However, we would like national parliaments and not the unelected EU Commission to impose programmes on this issue. 
 
Documents : 
Implementation of the European Protection Order Directive (A8-0065/2018 - Soraya Post, Teresa Jiménez-Becerril Barrio) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this non-legislative report. UKIP fully support the right of citizens to be protected in their own country and when travelling abroad and welcome the fact that all countries in the EU have their own system of protection orders. With such a limited amount of EPOs having been issued since the directive was enforced, it is clear to see that this is a poor and ineffective piece of legislation. For this reason, UKIP voted against this report. 
 
Documents : 
Implementation of the Bologna Process – state of play and follow-up (B8-0190/2018) 
Date : 19-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this non-binding motion for resolution. We support the principle of the Bologna process as non-EU, voluntary group discussing education amongst its members. However, we disagree with the call for the EU Commission to become more heavily involved, using it as a platform to promote itself and its own education initiatives. 
 
Documents : 
Fixing the period for the ninth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage (A8-0145/2018 - Danuta Maria Hübner) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted to abstain. This was a procedural request for the period of this legislature to end within the five year term. UKIP voted to abstain on this matter as it does not affect the UK. 
 
Documents : 
EU-Australia Framework Agreement (A8-0110/2018 - Francisco José Millán Mon) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
. ‒ UKIP voted against giving consent to this procedure. We do not support the development of an EU foreign policy or believe that the EU is qualified to negotiate agreements with third countries as if it were a state. UKIP is extremely supportive of closer relations between the UK and Commonwealth countries, including especially Australia. We look forward to improved relations between our two countries when we finally, fully leave the European Union. 
 
Documents : 
EU-Australia Framework Agreement (Resolution) (A8-0119/2018 - Francisco José Millán Mon) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
. ‒ UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report. We do not support the development of an EU foreign policy or believe that the EU is qualified to negotiate agreements with third countries as if it were a state. UKIP is extremely supportive of closer relations between the UK and Commonwealth countries, including especially Australia. We look forward to improved relations between our two countries when we finally, fully leave the European Union. 
 
Documents : 
Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (A8-0131/2018 - Helga Stevens) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this technically legislative resolution. Whilst UKIP fully support the need to tackle and prevent terrorism, UKIP MEP's do not support harmonised definitions and minimum sentences to be established by the EU. 
 
Documents : 
Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (Additional Protocol) (A8-0132/2018 - Helga Stevens) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this technically legislative resolution. Whilst UKIP fully support the need to tackle and prevent terrorism, UKIP MEP's do not support harmonised definitions and minimum sentences to be established by the EU. 
 
Documents : 
Packaging and packaging waste (A8-0029/2017 - Simona Bonafè) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs object to the creation of new EU legislation. UKIP is in favour of protecting the environment: reusing, recycling and recovery materials. However, UKIP believes that legislation in this field should be independently established by Member States. 
 
Documents : 
End-of-life vehicles, waste batteries and accumulators and waste electrical and electronic equipment (A8-0013/2017 - Simona Bonafè) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this legislative report. UKIP object the creation of new EU legislation. UKIP believe that Member States should repel the Waste Framework Directive, the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive and the Landfill Directive and regulate autonomously these fields. 
 
Documents : 
Waste (A8-0034/2017 - Simona Bonafè) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs object the creation of new EU law on this issue. UKIP are in favour of protecting the environment. However, UKIP believe that the legislation in this field should be independently established by member states. 
 
Documents : 
Landfill of waste (A8-0031/2017 - Simona Bonafè) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs object the creation of new EU law on this issue. UKIP are in favour of protecting the environment. However, UKIP believe that the legislation in this field should be independently established by member states. 
 
Documents : 
Procedural rules in the field of environmental reporting (A8-0253/2017 - Francesc Gambús) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs abstained on this legislative report. UKIP are in favor of the removal of EU legislation to avoid overburden to people, organisations and Member States and agree that any legislation that does not serve its objective should be removed. However, UKIP are against the overreaching amount of EU environmental legislation produced since the 1970s. 
 
Documents : 
Integrity policy of the Commission, in particular the appointment of the Secretary-General of the European Commission (B8-0214/2018) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted for this motion for resolution regarding the appointment of Martin Selmayr to Secretary General of the European Commission. We supported this motion due to its criticism of the manner in which the Commission conducted the appointment, the lack of action taken to resolve the situation, and calling for a reassessment of the procedure and more transparency. However we feel the motion could have been far stronger in its criticism. 
 
Documents : 
Progress on UN Global compacts for safe, orderly and regular migration and on refugees (B8-0184/2018, B8-0185/2018) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non legislative motion for resolution. UKIP MEP's believe that the 'UN compact on safe, orderly and regular migration and on refugees' has the ultimate aim to make illegal migration legal and to facilitate it in greater numbers. UKIP believe that the Dublin Agreement already sets out a fair system for refugees; the problem is that it is not being enforced effectively which has led to the current migration crisis. 
 
Documents : 
Implementation of the EU external financing instruments: mid-term review 2017 and the future post-2020 architecture (A8-0112/2018 - Marietje Schaake) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report. We do not support the propagation by the European Union of its foreign policy through the use of these funds that either interfere in the domestic policies of third party states or that are used to support the further expansion of the European Union. In particular we are concerned by the changes made to the Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace that allow it to fund military actors in third countries. We believe this contravenes existing Union law and its disregard is further evidence of the militarisation of the EU. 
 
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Annual reports 2015-2016 on subsidiarity and proportionality (A8-0141/2018 - Mady Delvaux) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
This non-legislative non-binding report emphasized that subsidiarity is a "fundamental principle of federations" – for this reason UKIP voted against 
 
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Discharge 2016: EU general budget - Commission and executive agencies (A8-0137/2018 - Joachim Zeller) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this. The Commission is unelected, unaccountable and has the sole power to originate EU law. Its executive agencies, as well as consuming vast amounts of taxpayers’ cash, are unaccountable and have powers far in excess of what such bodies should have. We note with concern, as noted in the report, that EUR 900 million was spent on management costs and fees. We also note the concerns expressed about corruption in Pre-Accession Funding, especially in Turkey. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: Court of Auditors' special reports in the context of the 2016 Commission discharge (A8-0130/2018 - Joachim Zeller) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this. We share the concern expressed in the report that projects in the Natura theme were unsustainable, and that a serious ‘audit gap’ has opened up between Member States. Most seriously, we note that the Courts of Justice of the European Union denied access to auditors of certain financial documents, a move we find at best incompetent, and at worst, suspicious. We also note with concern a trend towards auditors not being drawn from accounting professions due to a professional competency, but being drawn due to allegiance to the EU. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: EU general budget - 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th EDFs (A8-0123/2018 - Barbara Kappel) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this technically legislative resolution. Whilst UKIP fully support the need to tackle and prevent terrorism, UKIP MEP’s do not support harmonised definitions and minimum sentences to be established by the EU. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: EU general budget - European Parliament (A8-0105/2018 - Derek Vaughan) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this. The EU Parliament is little more than a talking shop, and lacks the legitimacy and powers of the British Parliament. The EU Parliament has shown a political vindictiveness and lack of maturity around Brexit, epitomised by the appointment of arch-federalist Guy Verhofstadt as EU Parliament negotiator. Despite our alleged ‘influence’, British MEPs account for barely 10% of the total, placing us totally at the voting mercy of our ‘partners’ and thus making it impossible for British interests to be defended. We note with satisfaction our imminent departure. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: EU general budget - European Council and Council (A8-0116/2018 - Ingeborg Gräßle) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this for several reasons. One key reason, as identified by the report, was the lack of transparency identified in the report, and we feel that this alone would be grounds for rejection. We also feel that the EU Council, with its unelected EU President is not a legitimate organ for EU law making, and we not the ‘President’ is appointed in secret under the terms of the Lisbon Treaty, which EU citizens were denied a promised referendum on. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: EU general budget - Court of Justice (A8-0122/2018 - Ingeborg Gräßle) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: EU general budget - Court of Auditors (A8-0089/2018 - Ingeborg Gräßle) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: EU general budget - European Economic and Social Committee (A8-0097/2018 - Ingeborg Gräßle) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: EU general budget - European External Action Service (A8-0128/2018 - Marco Valli) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this discharge procedure. UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. In particular we are concerned by the EEAS spending to attempt to influence media within the European Union and its censorship activities. As such we supported Amendment 3. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: EU general budget - European Ombudsman (A8-0100/2018 - Ingeborg Gräßle) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: EU general budget - European Data Protection Supervisor (A8-0099/2018 - Ingeborg Gräßle) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this technically legislative resolution. Whilst UKIP fully support the need to tackle and prevent terrorism, UKIP MEP’s do not support harmonised definitions and minimum sentences to be established by the EU. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: Performance, financial management and control of EU agencies (A8-0115/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP does not approve of EU spending and so voted against the discharge of the 3.4bn budget relating to 2016 for EU agencies. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) (A8-0074/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this report. It approves the closure of the accounts of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators for the financial year 2016. UKIP are against the financial expenditures related to this project. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (CdT) (A8-0106/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) (A8-0068/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL) (A8-0098/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this technically legislative resolution. Whilst UKIP fully support the need to tackle and prevent terrorism, UKIP MEP’s do not support harmonised definitions and minimum sentences to be established by the EU. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) (A8-0066/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Asylum Support Office (EASO) (A8-0083/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted in favour of postponing the discharge of the EASO. UKIP are highly concerned with both the significant budget increases for the agency and the fact that so many payments are listed as irregular. UKIP MEP’s also supported the accompanying resolution as it highlighted the issues as to why, until the OLAF investigation has concluded, it cannot discharge this agency. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Banking Authority (EBA) (A8-0067/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) (A8-0085/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this report. It approves the closure of the accounts of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control for the financial year 2016. UKIP MEPs support the noble objective of this Centre. However, UKIP are against the financial expenditures related to this project. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) (A8-0086/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this report. It approves the closure of the accounts of the European Chemicals Agency for the financial year 2016. However, UKIP are against the financial expenditures related to this project. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Environment Agency (EEA) (A8-0090/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) (A8-0107/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) (A8-0091/2018 - Indrek Tarand) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this report. It approves the closure of the accounts of the European Food Safety Authority for the financial year 2016. However, UKIP are against the financial expenditures related to this project. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) (A8-0087/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) (A8-0088/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) (A8-0096/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Medicines Agency (EMA) (A8-0103/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) (A8-0081/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) (A8-0078/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) (A8-0114/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Union Agency for Railways (ERA) (A8-0079/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Training Foundation (ETF) (A8-0080/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) (A8-0111/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) (A8-0084/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: Euratom Supply Agency (ESA) (A8-0102/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this report. It approves the closure of the accounts of the Euratom Supply Agency for the financial year 2016. UKIP are against the financial expenditures related to this project. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) (A8-0092/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Police Office (Europol) (A8-0109/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this technically legislative resolution. Whilst UKIP fully support the need to tackle and prevent terrorism, UKIP MEP's do not support harmonised definitions and minimum sentences to be established by the EU. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) (A8-0093/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this technically legislative resolution. Whilst UKIP fully support the need to tackle and prevent terrorism, UKIP MEP's do not support harmonised definitions and minimum sentences to be established by the EU. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) (A8-0108/2018 - Bart Staes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this technically legislative resolution. Whilst UKIP fully support the need to tackle and prevent terrorism, UKIP MEP's do not support harmonised definitions and minimum sentences to be established by the EU. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI) (A8-0071/2018 - Brian Hayes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this report. The report grants the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of the Joint Undertaking’s budget for the financial year 2016. UKIP are against the financial expenditures related to this project. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking (A8-0070/2018 - Brian Hayes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking (FCH2) (A8-0073/2018 - Brian Hayes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this report. It grants the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking discharge in respect of the implementation of its budget for the year 2016. UKIP are against the financial expenditures related to this project. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (IMI) (A8-0075/2018 - Brian Hayes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this report. It approves the closure of the accounts of the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2016. UKIP are against the financial expenditures related to this project. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy Joint Undertaking (A8-0095/2018 - Brian Hayes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this report. It approves the closure of the accounts of the Joint Undertaking for ITER and the Development of Fusion Energy for the financial year 2016. UKIP are against the financial expenditures related to this project. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: SESAR Joint Undertaking (A8-0077/2018 - Brian Hayes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
Discharge 2016: Shift2Rail Joint Undertaking (S2R) (A8-0076/2018 - Brian Hayes) 
Date : 18-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against granting discharge and closing the accounts for EU agencies and institutions. UKIP is opposed to all EU institutions and agencies as they are not democratically controlled and waste billions of taxpayers’ money. 
 
Documents : 
EU-Lebanon Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation: participation of Lebanon in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) (A8-0352/2017 - Sofia Sakorafa) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference : 
. ‒ UKIP MEPs voted against this report. UKIP do not oppose scientific cooperation in the Mediterranean area. However, UKIP MEPs oppose the huge financial implications of these projects (Horizon 2020 funding). 
 
Documents : 
EU-Mauritius Fisheries Partnership Agreement: fishing opportunities and financial contribution (A8-0053/2018 - Norica Nicolai) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference : 
. ‒ UKIP oppose this consent for the EU to share in despoiling other people’s seas, in this case Mauritian tuna. 
 
Documents : 
EU-Norway Agreement concerning additional trade preferences in agricultural products (A8-0126/2018 - Tiziana Beghin) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted in favour of this report as it was/is in favour of increased free trade in agricultural services between the EU and Norway. We support free trade between nations, and look forward to being a key player in free trade once Brexit is finalised, and we can sign our own free trade deals. 
 
Documents : 
A European strategy for the promotion of protein crops (A8-0121/2018 - Jean-Paul Denanot) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP oppose this non-legislative report as it proposes unnecessary, long-term market intervention which is bureaucratically burdensome, potentially expensive to taxpayers and, likely, counter-productive. 
 
Documents : 
Inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry into the 2030 climate and energy framework (A8-0262/2017 - Norbert Lins) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this legislative report. UKIP are sceptical about the existence of man-made climate change and believe that EU energy and climate policy have damaged our economy whilst bringing jobs and industry offshore. 
 
Documents : 
Binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions to meet commitments under the Paris Agreement (A8-0208/2017 - Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this legislative report. UKIP are sceptical about the existence of man-made climate change and believe that EU energy and climate policy have damaged our economy whilst bringing jobs and industry offshore. 
 
Documents : 
Statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations (A8-0373/2017 - Mercedes Bresso, Rainer Wieland) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP is against public funding of political parties because it provides establishment parties with a stranglehold on purse strings that enables them to vastly outspend emerging political parties and suffocate opposition. 
 
Documents : 
Implementation of the 7th Environment Action Programme (A8-0059/2018 - Daciana Octavia Sârbu) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEPs voted against this non legislative report. UKIP object the implementation of existing EU law on this issue. UKIP MEPs are in favour of protecting the environment. However, UKIP believe that the legislation in this field should be independently established by member states 
 
Documents : 
Gender equality in the media sector in the EU (A8-0031/2018 - Michaela Šojdrová) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative non-binding report. Although there were aspects such as incitement to hatred, violence against women, cyber-bullying with which we fully deplore; we did not support this report as we oppose gender quotas and gender mainstreaming in policy, with which this report calls for. We believe equality can be achieved through other means. Furthermore, we oppose the call to unblock the ‘Women on board’s directive’, which too called for obligatory gender quotas in listed companies, calling for sanctions on those who breached the directive. 
 
Documents : 
Empowering women and girls through the digital sector (B8-0183/2018) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative non-binding report. We are for equal opportunities for all, both men and women. Whilst we support pushing for more women and men to be involved in the digital sector, to improve opportunities in the labour market and to reduce the gender pay gap; we believe it does not need to be achieved through gender mainstreaming within policy. The EU should not interfere with the National curricula of Member States with regard to digital literacy, this is the prerogative of National governments; as is the empowerment of all, which too, can be achieved through National Governments and not at EU level. 
 
Documents : 
Implementation of the Development Cooperation Instrument, the Humanitarian Aid Instrument and the European Development Fund (A8-0118/2018 - Enrique Guerrero Salom) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference : 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non-legislative motion for resolution. UKIP do not support these EU instruments which send millions of taxpayers’ money overseas with minimal scrutiny. UKIP believe that any decision to provide foreign aid money should be made solely by the Member States. 
 
Documents: 
 
Enhancing developing countries' debt sustainability (A8-0129/2018 - Charles Goerens) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference: 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non-legislative motion for resolution. Whilst UKIP support some of the principles of this report, for example that money should not be loaned to corrupt governments, we reject any suggestion that it is the right for the EU to legislate in this field. 
 
Documents: 
 
Strengthening economic, social and territorial cohesion in the EU (A8-0138/2018 - Marc Joulaud) 
Date : 17-04-2018 Reference: 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this non-legislative, own-initiative report because it concerns Cohesion Policy and the spending of EU money, which we are against. We have also voted in favour of Amendment one, because it is critical of EU spending and the economy, reiterating rights for sovereign control of these areas. 
EU-Comoros fisheries partnership agreement: denunciation (A8-0058/2018 - João Ferreira) 
Date : 15-03-2018 Reference: 
We abstained because we do not support the Commission and the Council in denouncing the agreement – thus opening the way to a new agreement – but neither can we endorse the current agreement by voting against denunciation. 
 
Documents: 
 
EU-Comoros fisheries partnership agreement: denunciation (resolution) (A8-0055/2018 - João Ferreira) 
Date : 15-03-2018 Reference: 
. ‒ We abstained because we do not support the Commission and the Council in denouncing the agreement – thus opening the way to a new agreement – but neither can we endorse the current agreement by voting against. 
 
Documents: 
 
Europass: framework for skills and qualifications (A8-0244/2017 - Thomas Mann, Svetoslav Hristov Malinov) 
Date : 15-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP voted against this legislative report. We view the European Union Youth Orchestra as an EU propaganda tool to promote EU ideals and therefore did not wish its funding to be secured via amendment of the creative Europe legislation. 
 
Documents: 
 
Creative Europe Programme (2014 to 2020) (A8-0369/2017 - Silvia Costa) 
Date : 15-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP voted against this legislative report. Whilst we support the principle of boosting employment, this scheme, according to the Commission, is not reaching many users, despite running for almost 13 years. Therefore, given that it is failing, we do not think that the scheme should be continued and promoted at the taxpayers’ expense.<br>Furthermore, we oppose harmonisation, which we believe that the EU is aiming to achieve through Europass. 
 
Documents: 
 
Common Corporate Tax Base (A8-0050/2018 - Paul Tang) 
Date : 15-03-2018 Reference: 
Without doubt there are injustices caused by use of Single Market rules (that allow multinationals to establish themselves in any Member State whilst selling into another) which lower the tax paid in the location of much of the economic activity; the solution lies with wider global international arrangements (for example via the OECD) rather than via the EU which is motivated by a desire to eliminate tax competition and to harmonise taxes at ever higher rates. 
 
Documents: 
 
Guidelines for the 2019 budget - Section III (A8-0062/2018 - Daniele Viotti) 
Date : 15-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative report. This report is intended to set the initial position of the Parliament ahead of the negotiations with the Council and Commission for the EU budget for 2019. The report of course called for more EU spending and more EU action. Of interest is that it included very little about Brexit. This is explained because they believe the UK will continue to pay yearly budget contributions until 2020, due to what was agreed in the first phase of negotiations. 
 
Documents: 
 
US attack on EU farm support under the CAP (in the context of Spanish olives) (B8-0137/2018, B8-0137/2018, B8-0138/2018, B8-0145/2018, B8-0147/2018, B8-0148/2018, B8-0149/2018, B8-0151/2018) 
Date : 15-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP opposes this non-legislative resolution as arrant hypocrisy by which the EU attacks the protectionism of others whilst adopting the very same protectionist approach for itself when it suits it. 
 
Documents: 
 
Guidelines on the framework of future EU-UK relations (B8-0134/2018, B8-0135/2018) 
Date : 14-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non-legislative report which outlines Parliament’s opinion on how future EU-UK relations should be conducted once the UK leaves the Union. UKIP tabled its own resolution and amendments on this issue which aimed to protect the sovereignty of Northern Ireland and the UK fishing waters, to ensure that the role of the ECJ would end at the date of withdrawal and to assert that there is no legally enforceable obligation for the UK to continue contributing financially to the EU after the UK withdraws. UKIP MEP’s also highlighted that negotiations for continued tariff free trade arrangement must begin in parallel with the withdrawal to ensure minimal disruption for businesses and services. Lastly, UKIP were also keen to remind Parliament that, even though the UK is withdrawing from the Union, the UK will continue to play a major role in the prosperity of peace and security on the European continent via NATO and bilateral partnerships. 
 
Documents: 
 
Rail transport statistics (A8-0038/2018 - Karima Delli) 
Date : 14-03-2018 Reference: 
We abstained on this legislation because it does no more than remove an obsolete article. 
 
Documents: 
 
Measures for the control of Newcastle disease (A8-0026/2018 - Adina-Ioana Vălean) 
Date : 14-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP MEPs abstained on this Report. Whilst UKIP is against all transpositions of the EU Directives, it recognises the damages and risks connected to the Newcastle disease and the importance of developments in research and in diagnostic procedures. 
 
Documents: 
 
Objection to Commission delegated regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 347/2013 as regards the Union list of projects of common interest (B8-0136/2018) 
Date : 14-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP MEPs voted against this Resolution. UKIP MEPs are in favour of accelerated planning and favouring lower administrative costs in Europe. UKIP is in favour of increasing direct democracy through greater public participation via different kinds of consultations. However, UKIP MEPs are against any projects that favours EU energy policy and climate objectives. UKIP doesn’t believe that the EU should initiate a greenhouse gas emissions reduction as established by the European Commission. The European Institutions are planning to spend unimaginable sums of money on mitigation measures, which will only damage further our economy. 
 
Documents: 
 
Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2017/008 DE/Goodyear (A8-0061/2018 - Ingeborg Gräßle) 
Date : 14-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP voted against the mobilisation of this EU money. This proposal is to give EUR 2 165 231 (60% match funding) to 646 workers who have lost their jobs in Germany from the company Goodyear Dunlop. The money will be spent on job search, training allowance, career guidance, workshops for exchanging views, and business start-up advice. UKIP voted against as we oppose taxpayers’ money being used as EU dole for poor economic decisions made in other countries. 
 
Documents: 
 
The next MFF: Preparing the Parliament’s position on the MFF post-2020 (A8-0048/2018 - Jan Olbrycht, Isabelle Thomas) 
Date : 14-03-2018 Reference: 
. ‒ UKIP voted against this non-legislative report. The MFF is the long—term budget of the EU, with the current MFF running out in 2020. Technically the Commission should have put forward a proposal for the next MFF by 1 January 2018, but it looks unlikely they will present anything until May 2018. In general the report overall calls for yet more EU spending and action. On Brexit it notes that during the first phase of negotiations the UK Government agreed to carrying on paying contributions to the EU budget until 2020. The report also wants to take away the veto for Member States on budget setting and move towards ‘qualified majority voting’. 
 
Documents: 
 
Reform of the European Union’s system of own resources (A8-0041/2018 - Gérard Deprez, Janusz Lewandowski) 
Date : 14-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative report. This report proposed new ways the EU budget should be financed. Such ideas included: reform of EU level VAT rates, set and collect corporate tax, the idea that ECB profits should go to the EU budget rather than back to national governments, an EU level financial transaction tax, and other green taxes. As this would mean more powers for the EU in an effort to have a higher budget, UKIP voted against. 
 
Documents: 
 
European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2018 (A8-0047/2018 - Hugues Bayet) 
Date : 14-03-2018 Reference: 
The EU Semester identifies real economic problems in the EU but ignores the obvious solution to the economic difficulties of various Member States within the eurozone, namely that they need to abandon the euro in order to adopt their own bespoke economic policies. Accordingly, UKIP voted against. 
 
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European Semester for economic policy coordination: employment and social aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2018 (A8-0052/2018 - Krzysztof Hetman) 
Date : 14-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report. We do not support the premise that the Commission should interfere in the employment or social policy of Member States; this should be a sovereign and democratic decision made by the Member States themselves. In particular, we object to the report’s proposals for an EU-level social security number and EU-level unemployment reinsurance scheme. 
 
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Implementation of the Protocol on the financial consequences of the expiry of the ECSC Treaty and on the Research Fund for Coal and Steel (A8-0034/2018 - Jean Arthuis) 
Date : 13-03-2018 Reference: 
. ‒ UKIP voted against this budget vote. This proposal was to recycle an extra EUR 40 million to a fund called ‘Research for Coal and Steel Fund’ (RFCS) which lies outside the EU budget but is managed by the Commission. The money is used to fund research projects for coal, steel and climate change, in line with EU political priorities. The money will come from ‘de-commitments’ (money which hasn’t been used or has been recovered) from the fund from every year since 2003. UKIP voted against as we oppose giving the unelected Commission more resources to further their political aims which are not accountable to voters. 
 
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EU-New Zealand agreement on cooperation and mutual administrative assistance in customs matters (A8-0029/2018 - Daniel Caspary) 
Date : 13-03-2018 Reference: 
. ‒ We abstained as we feel that there was no point in being needlessly obstructive by voting against what was simply a technical exercise. We do not wish to stand in the way of anything that may improve international trade cooperation. 
 
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A European strategy on Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (A8-0036/2018 - István Ujhelyi) 
Date : 13-03-2018 Reference: 
We opposed this non-legislative report on the grounds that, although the objective is sound, the approach proposed is unnecessarily bureaucratic and potentially expensive to taxpayers. 
 
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Cross-border parcel delivery services (A8-0315/2017 - Lucy Anderson) 
Date : 13-03-2018 Reference: 
We oppose this because, as so often, the legislation does more to grow regulatory bureaucracy than to deliver an improved service to consumers. 
 
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Initial qualification and periodic training of drivers of certain road vehicles and driving licences (A8-0321/2017 - Peter Lundgren) 
Date : 13-03-2018 Reference: 
. ‒ We oppose this legislation because the new regulations will simply deepen and extend EU bureaucratic capture - without delivering identifiable benefits to UK drivers. 
 
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Establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme aiming at supporting the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the EU defence industry (A8-0037/2018 - Françoise Grossetête) 
Date : 13-03-2018 Reference: 
. ‒ UKIP MEPs voted against the Report on the proposal for an EU regulation establishing the European Defence Industrial Development Programme. UKIP is against further EU harmonisation dictated by the unelected EU Commission in Brussels. UKIP is also against the huge financial implication of this project. 
 
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Gender equality in EU trade agreements (A8-0023/2018 - Eleonora Forenza, Malin Björk) 
Date : 13-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP voted against this a non-legislative report regarding gender equality in EU trade agreements. We fully support combating exploitation, improving working conditions for workers and protection of labour rights and human rights. However, we believe this report highly politicises trade, which we oppose. Furthermore, we do not agree with gender mainstreaming, which the EU wants to incorporate into policy and trade negotiations. Gender equality is a cultural change that needs to be achieved through male and female voices. 
 
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Lagging regions in the EU (A8-0046/2018 - Michela Giuffrida) 
Date : 13-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this own-initiative report. Whilst the aims of this report are admirable, such as reducing unemployment and helping lagging regions, this is something that should be entrusted to Member States and is not for the Commission. 
 
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The role of EU regions and cities in implementing the COP 21 Paris Agreement on climate change (A8-0045/2018 - Ángela Vallina) 
Date : 13-03-2018 Reference: 
UKIP have voted against this own-initiative report, as MEPs believe that it is not for the European Union to take action on climate change or to tell Member States how they should implement the outcomes of the COP21 Paris Agreement. Furthermore UKIP MEPs disagree with spending any EU funds on this issue. We have also voted against amendment one as we do not believe that it is the EU’s place to introduce mandatory targets. 
 
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Marrakesh Treaty: facilitating the access to published works for persons who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise print disabled (A8-0400/2017 - Max Andersson) 
Date : 18-01-2018 Reference: 
UKIP voted to abstain on this because we believe that the Marrakesh Treaty is an excellent opportunity, however it should not be for the EU to dictate to Member States when they should ratify the treaty. 
 
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Jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of decisions in matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility, and international child abduction (A8-0388/2017 - Tadeusz Zwiefka) 
Date : 18-01-2018 Reference: 
UKIP voted to abstain on this because we believe that the welfare of a child who has been abducted through a matrimonial matter should be protected and the time taken to repatriate the child should be cut and the process made more efficient. However this is really a matter that should be discussed at Member State level and not as a whole block. 
 
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Implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative in the Member States (A8-0406/2017 - Romana Tomc) 
Date : 18-01-2018 Reference: 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding resolution. We believe firmly in tackling rising youth unemployment but we do not support EU initiative. This report suggests several overbearing policies that allow the Commission to interfere in the domestic policies of Member States, something we cannot support. Furthermore this report fails to address all potential causes of youth unemployment such as the link with mass, uncontrolled immigration. 
 
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Implementation of the Professional Qualifications Directive and the need for reform in professional services (A8-0401/2017 - Nicola Danti) 
Date : 18-01-2018 Reference: 
UKIP have voted against this own-initiative report. UKIP do not believe that the harmonisation of professional service requirements is necessary. Additionally, UKIP MEPs believe that Member States are more than capable of regulating professional services themselves, without the involvement of the Commission. 
 
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Control of exports, transfer, brokering, technical assistance and transit of dual-use items (A8-0390/2017 - Klaus Buchner) 
Date : 17-01-2018 Reference: 
. ‒ We voted against this because we feel that the EU has no right to interfere in international trade. Dual-use items are a complex issue, and the EU is aiming to complicate it further with regulations in this already sensitive and difficult area. We feel that the EU’s attempt to cloak this move with concerns about ‘human rights’ is simply a smokescreen for interference and politicising trade. 
 
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Promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (A8-0392/2017 - José Blanco López) 
Date : 17-01-2018 Reference: 
. ‒ Today UKIP MEPs voted against this legislative proposal for a new EU Renewable Energy Directive. The Commission continues imposing never-ending objectives for emissions reduction. EU policies are forcing the investment of vast amounts of money in activity that will have little or no effect on climate. Independence and freedom from absurd targets, unilaterally set by the unelected Commission, will allow Britain to rejoin the world and enhance liberty whilst protecting the environment. 
 
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Energy efficiency (A8-0391/2017 - Miroslav Poche) 
Date : 17-01-2018 Reference: 
Today UKIP MEPs voted against this legislative proposal for a new EU Renewable Energy Directive. The European Commission continues imposing never-ending objectives for emissions reductions. EU policies are forcing the investment of vast amount of money for activity that will have little or no effect on climate. Independence and freedom towards absurd targets unilaterally set by the unelected EU Commission will allow Britain to re-join the world and enhance liberty whilst protecting the environment. 
 
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Governance of the Energy Union (A8-0402/2017 - Michèle Rivasi, Claude Turmes) 
Date : 17-01-2018 Reference: 
Today UKIP MEPs voted against this legislative proposal for a new EU Renewable Energy regulation. The European Commission continues imposing never-ending objectives for emissions reductions. EU policies are forcing the investment of vast amount of money for activity that will have little or no effect on climate. Independence and freedom towards absurd targets unilaterally set by the unelected EU Commission will allow Britain to re-join the world and enhance liberty whilst protecting the environment. 
 
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Management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Convention Area of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (A8-0377/2017 - Linnéa Engström) 
Date : 16-01-2018 Reference: 
We opposed this legislation on the grounds both that the EU is, once again, acting like a state and that it is doing so in the form of neo-colonialism on the other side of the globe. 
 
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Implementation of EU macro-regional strategies (A8-0389/2017 - Andrea Cozzolino) 
Date : 16-01-2018 Reference: 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this non—legislative own—initiative report on the implementation of EU macro—regional strategies. The EU macro-regions are the Baltic Sea, the Danube Region, the Adriatic and Ionian Region and the Alpine Region. The document encourages improved coordination and better partnerships between different actors and policies at national and regional level. This can be viewed as a move towards further harmonisation of policies. In addition, this document calls on the Commission a number of times. For these reasons, UKIP has voted against this non-legislative report. 
 
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Conservation of fishery resources and protection of marine ecosystems through technical measures (A8-0381/2017 - Gabriel Mato) 
Date : 16-01-2018 Reference: 
The many measures in this long, technical report effectively extend the Common Fisheries Policy well into the future. Although we oppose the whole policy as a long-term disaster for the UK and are against the further loading of cost onto the UK’s suffering fishermen, we abstained in order to ensure that the prohibition on electric charge (pulse) fishing comes in as soon as possible and stops this destructive practice. 
 
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International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (A8-0399/2017 - José Inácio Faria) 
Date : 16-01-2018 Reference: 
UKIP MEPs abstained on the non-legislative report on international ocean governance. We believe that seawater should be safeguarded and protected from pollution and environmental degradation. However, we oppose the content of this report as we do not believe in man—made climate change. 
 
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Women, gender equality and climate justice (A8-0403/2017 - Linnéa Engström) 
Date : 16-01-2018 Reference: 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative non-binding report. UKIP opposes the EU climate—change agenda. Whilst there were many sensitive aspects to this report regarding the vulnerability of women and the exacerbation of violence, sexual exploitation and trafficking, which we want to tackle, we are against more EU action. This report called for gender mainstreaming within climate—change policy and to impose sanctions on those that did not conform to gender quotas. We disagree with the concept of gender quotas and believe in positions based on merit not gender.<br>Furthermore, we do not support calls for additional funding. Therefore in light of all the above, we opposed this report. 
1. Mobilisation of the Contingency Margin in 2017 
A8-0372/2017 
UKIP voted against this budgetary decision. The Contingency Margin is a last resort financial mechanism for the EU to react to unforeseen circumstances and amounts to 0.003% of the EUs GNI. This proposal was related to the spending of an extra €1.9 billion on EU security migration policy. That money has already been spent, but the decision here is whether it should be paid back in 2 years or 3 years by lowering future budget lines (this proposal wanted to extend it to 3 years). UKIP voted against as it would mean a higher budget for the EU to spend on administration in 2018, and also this proposal was part of the final agreement on the setting of the overall EU budget for 2018 worth €160.1 billion. 
2. Draft amending budget No 6/2017: Reduction of payment and commitment appropriations in line with updated forecasts of expenditure and update of revenue (own resources and fines) 
A8-0379/2017 
UKIP voted in favour of this budgetary decision. The proposal here is regarding a recalculation of estimated needs in the EU budget, an update of revenue from fines and the UK correction. While UKIP opposed the parliament’s comments that went with it, we voted in favour overall as the proposal would see €9.8 billion return to Member States. (Meaning a reduction in the amount each Member State has to contribute to the EU). 
 
3. Mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide for the payment of advances in the general budget 2018 
A8-0371/2017 
UKIP abstained on this budgetary decision. The EU Solidarity Fund has a budget of €500 million a year and is used for disaster relief in Europe. This proposal is to take €50 million of that money and “frontload” it. This means that this amount of money can be more quickly mobilised in the event of a natural disaster. The €500 million is something that is already budgeted for and this proposal won’t mean more money has to be taken from taxpayers. UKIP has criticised the speed at which the EU reacts to disasters in the past, and as this money is for disaster relief we decided it would be wrong to oppose. 
 
4. Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to finance immediate budgetary measures to address the on-going challenges of migration, refugee inflows and security threats 
A8-0370/2017 
UKIP voted against this budgetary decision. The Flexibility Instrument is an EU financial tool which currently has €1.4 billion available to it and allows the EU spend money on individual areas which would often break normal budgetary ceilings. This proposal is to mobilise €837 million over the next 4 years for the EU to spend more money on migration and security. UKIP voted against as we oppose the unaccountable EU institutions spending taxpayers’ money, especially in a failing policy area. 
 
5. Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2017/003 GR/Attica retail 
A8-0367/2017 
UKIP voted against this budgetary decision. This proposal is to give €2.9 million (60% match funding) for 725 redundancies in Italy. The money will be spent on projects like professional counselling, start-ups, job search, training allowance, and a job creation subsidy. UKIP voted against as we oppose unaccountable EU institutions spending taxpayers’ money on unemployment measures in other countries. 
 
6. Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2017/005 FI/Retail 
A8-0366/2017 
UKIP voted against this budgetary decision. This proposal is to give €2.4 million (60% match funding) for 1,500 redundancies in Finland. The money will be spent on projects like coaching measures, training courses, start-up grants, pay subsidy, and allowances for travel and accommodation. UKIP voted against as we oppose unaccountable EU institutions spending taxpayers’ money on unemployment measures in other countries. 
 
7. 2018 budgetary procedure: joint text 
A8-0359/2017 
UKIP voted against this budgetary decision. This was a final agreement behind closed between the Council, EU Parliament and Commission on setting the EU budget. The final agreement for 2018 will set the EU budget at €160.1 billion. UKIP voted against, as we oppose unaccountable EU institutions spending huge amounts of taxpayers’ money. 
 
8. RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) 
UKIP voted against this EU Recommendation. UKIP strongly supports the role of research and innovation in our society. However, the EU desperately needs budget cuts as a result of heavy deficiencies in several of its policy areas 
 
9. RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the Arab Republic of Egypt setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the Arab Republic of Egypt in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) 
UKIP voted against this EU Recommendation. UKIP strongly supports the role of research and innovation in our society. However, the EU desperately needs budget cuts as a result of heavy deficiencies in several of its policy areas 
 
10. RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion of the agreement for scientific and technological cooperation between the European Union and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria setting out the terms and conditions for the participation of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in 
UKIP voted against this EU Recommendation. UKIP strongly supports the role of research and innovation in our society. However, the EU desperately needs budget cuts as a result of heavy deficiencies in several of its policy areas 
 
11. Changes to the resources for economic, social and territorial cohesion and to the resources for the investment for growth and jobs goal and for the European territorial cooperation goal 
A8-0358/2017 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this first reading of this legislative report. The document wished to make a number of technical changes due to the release of recent statistical data. The Commission want to increase the amount of money spent on schemes such as the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) which has been extebded from 2017 to 2020. In accordance with this they want an increase of EUR 1.2 billion for the YEI. This is just the EU wanting to waste more UK taxpayer money on schemes that produce poor results and for this reason this is why UKIP MEPs have voted against. 
 
12. Instrument contributing to stability and peace 
A8-0261/2017 
UKIP voted against this decision. We are concerned by the proposed further militarisation of the European Union and the lack of clarity in the legislation over what constitutes eligible military actors. 
 
13. Situation in Yemen 
RC8-0649/2017 
UKIP abstained on this non-legislative and non-binding resolution. We are concerned at the ongoing humanitarian crisis occurring because of internal instability and the power politics games played between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Arms exports are an intricate part of government policy, linked with both economic well—being and foreign policy interests. Whilst we are concerned at aspects of UK Government policy, in particular regarding Saudi Arabia, there is no justification for the transfer of these powers to the EU which, following Brexit, will be a foreign power. We are extremely concerned at the British government’s apparent willingness to do so, expressed in their position paper on foreign affairs following Brexit. 
 
14. Implementation of the European Disability Strategy 
A8-0339/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report. We as a party are supportive of a balanced approach that supports disabled people’s rights and protections without creating an undue burden on business. Domestically we have expressed strong opposition to several policy areas that have failed to do this. This report however consistently calls for either fresh legislative initiative from the Commission or extensive involvement of the Commission in the domestic affairs of member states. On principal this is something we cannot support. 
 
15. Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 as regards the leverage ratio, the net stable funding ratio, requirements for own funds and eligible liabilities, counterparty credit risk, market risk, exposures to central counterparties, exposures to collective investment undertakings, large exposures, reporting and disclosure requirements and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 
A8-0255/2017 
Further interference by the EU in the regulation of financial services, UKIP voted against this legislative report. 
 
16. Report on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on amending Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the ranking of unsecured debt instruments in insolvency hierarchy 
A8-0302/2017 
Further unnecessary EU harmonisation of rules on corporate insolvency in Member States, UKIP voted against this legislative report. 
 
17. Report on the proposal for a Council regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 904/2010 on administrative cooperation and combating fraud in the field of value added tax 
A8-0306/2017 
Further interference in the taxation of goods and services within Member States, in particular an enhanced role for the Commission in co-ordinating VAT matters, accordingly UKIP voted against. 
 
18. Report on the proposal for a Council directive amending Directive 2006/112/EC and Directive 2009/132/EC as regards certain value added tax obligations for supplies of services and distance sales of goods 
A8-307/2017 
Further measures to increase the collection of VAT - particularly on imported goods of low value - by making online platforms (rather than the seller or importer) responsible for the collection of VAT. UKIP voted against this legislative report. 
 
19. REPORT on the proposal for a Council decision authorising Croatia, the Netherlands, Portugal and Romania to accept, in the interest of the European Union, the accession of San Marino to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 
A8-0360/2017 
It is principally a matter for the third country and the EU Member State concerned if they wish to adopt or recognise accession to the Hague Convention, given the subject matter it is not something we would seek to deny them, accordingly UKIP abstained on this non-legislative enactment. 
 
20. REPORT on the proposal for a Council decision authorising Luxembourg and Romania to accept, in the interest of the European Union, the accession of Georgia and South Africa to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 
A8-0361/2017 
It is principally a matter for the third country and the EU Member State concerned if they wish to adopt or recognise accession to the Hague Convention, given the subject matter it is not something we would seek to deny them, accordingly UKIP abstained on this non-legislative enactment. 
 
21. REPORT on the proposal for a Council decision authorising Austria and Romania to accept, in the interest of the European Union, the accession of Panama, Uruguay, Colombia and El Salvador to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 
A8-0362/2017 
It is principally a matter for the third country and the EU Member State concerned if they wish to adopt or recognise accession to the Hague Convention, given the subject matter it is not something we would seek to deny them, accordingly UKIP abstained on this non-legislative enactment. 
 
22. REPORT on the proposal for a Council decision authorising Romania to accept, in the interest of the European Union, the accession of Chile, Iceland and Bahamas to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 
A8-0364/2017 
It is principally a matter for the third country and the EU Member State concerned if they wish to adopt or recognise accession to the Hague Convention, given the subject matter it is not something we would seek to deny them, accordingly UKIP abstained on this non-legislative enactment. 
1. Minimum income policies as a tool for fighting poverty 
A8-0292/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report. We support economic and tax arrangements that support low income workers as a principle but we cannot support this report. Many suggestions contained within would likely have a negative economic outcome and repeated calls for the use of EU taxpayer’s money and the creation of new EU level legislation is something we must vote against. 
 
2. REPORT on the proposal for a Council regulation amending the Council Regulation (EU) No 560/2014 of 6 May 2014 establishing the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking reference 
A8-0293/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this own initiative report. UKIP support exchange of information and cooperation among member states in the field of research. However, the financial implication of these EU projects (€7.35 billion) is unacceptable. 
 
3. Motion for a resolution on the draft Commission implementing decision renewing the authorisation for the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified maize 1507 (DAS-Ø15Ø7-1) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed 
B8-0568/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have abstained on this motion for a resolution. UKIP support the highest possible level of protection of environment and human health. However, this control should be made by Member States and not by the unelected EU Commission. 
 
4. Motion for a resolution on the draft Commission implementing decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified oilseed rapes MON 88302 x Ms8 x Rf3 (MON-883Ø2-9 × ACSBNØØ5-8 × ACS-BNØØ3-6), MON 88302 x Ms8 (MON-883Ø2-9 × ACSBNØØ5-8) and MON 88302 x Rf3 (MON-883Ø2-9 × ACS-BNØØ3-6) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed. 
B8-0569/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have abstained on this motion for a resolution. UKIP support the highest possible level of protection of environment and human health. However, this control should be made by Member States and not by the unelected EU Commission. 
 
5. Motion for a resolution on the draft Commission implementing decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified soybean 305423 x 40-3-2 (DP-3Ø5423-1 × MON-Ø4Ø32-6) pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on genetically modified food and feed 
B8-0570/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have abstained on this motion for a resolution. UKIP support the highest possible level of protection of environment and human health. However, this control should be made by Member States and not by the unelected EU Commission. 
 
6. Motion for a resolution on the draft Commission implementing regulation renewing the approval of the active substance glyphosate in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market, and amending the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 
B8-0567/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have abstained on this motion for a resolution. UKIP support the highest possible level of protection of environment and human health. However, this control should be made by Member States and not by the unelected EU Commission. 
 
7. The conclusion of the Euro-Mediterranean Aviation Agreement between the EU & the Kingdom of Morocco 
A8-0303/2017 
UKIP MEP's voted to abstain on this recommendation. This bilateral agreement guarantees its legal certainty. Furthermore this is the first to have been signed with a country outside the European continent and will prove as a source of precedence for the future. 
 
8. Legitimate measures to protect whistle-blowers acting in the public interest when disclosing the confidential information of companies & public bodies. 
A8-0295/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this own initiative report. It is important to ensure that where necessary the protection of whistle-blowers is maintained. However issues of this nature should remain purely within the remit of the Member State. The EU cannot look at an issue of this nature and propose a one size fits all policy. It is important to ensure that transparency is maintained especially with in the EU institutions, however this report was not solely about that. 
 
9. Laying down rules on the making available on the market of CE marked fertilising products and amending Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009 and (EC) No 1107/2009 
A8-0270/2017 
UKIP have voted against this legislative, first reading report as UKIP disagree with EU harmonisation and any attempts to strengthen the single market. UKIP voted in favour for any amendments which wished to increase phosphorus pentoxide levels to 80mg/kg in order to protect British industry whilst keeping cadmium levels at a safe level. UKIP also voted in favour of any amendments which postponed the implementation of such limits, again in order to protect British interests. 
 
10. Subjecting furanylfentanyl to control measures 
A8-0309/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this technically non-legislative report. The UK already has measures in place to control these drugs under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2016. The UK is not bound by this decision taken at EU level, however UKIP believe that controlling the drug in the EU could be beneficial in combatting the drug being available in the UK. 
 
11. Information exchange on, and an early warning system and risk assessment procedure for, new psychoactive substances 
A8-0286/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this legislative first reading report. UKIP fully support the fight against drugs and recognise that tackling the issue in the EU will likely have positive repercussions in combatting illegal drugs within the UK. UKIP do not, however, support the inclusion of Europol within this proposed system. Moreover, the establishment of this system will cost the taxpayer approximately EUR 670,000. UKIP believe taxpayers' money should be utilised more efficiently. 
 
12. Authorising France to apply a reduced rate of certain indirect taxes on ‘traditional’ rum produced in Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique and Réunion 
A8-0304/2017 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this consultation procedure. These special taxes pre-date the existence of the formation of the EU so France should not have to ask the Commission for permission to reduce the rate of these indirect taxes. The EU does not have the right to be intervening in national state affairs. This is just yet again another example of the EU intervening in state affairs that should not concern them. France should be able to regulate its own special tax arrangements with its own outermost regions without having to ask for permission first. In conclusion, this is why UKIP have voted against this document. 
 
13. Common Fisheries Policy: implementation of the landing obligation 
A8-0285/2017 
We opposed this legislative 1st reading vote as we oppose discards, the Common Fisheries Policy in toto, and the pretensions of the EU to determine what happens in what are and should be again UK waters 
 
1. Control of spending and monitoring of EU Youth Guarantee schemes cost-effectiveness 
A8-0296/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative, non-binding report. The EU Youth Guarantee scheme is a commitment by all Member States to ensure all young people under the age of 25 receive a good quality offer of employment, further education or apprenticeship within a 4 month period of becoming unemployed or leaving education. This report does call for greater transparency and oversight of taxpayers' money, however the main thrust is calling for more EU money to be spent, more interference in Member States employment policies and more EU initiatives. UKIP believes only our elected national government should decide employment policy, not unaccountable EU institutions. 
 
2. Draft amending budget No 5/2017: financing for the European Fund for Sustainable Development and increasing the Emergency Aid Reserve 
A8-0301/2017 
UKIP voted against this legislative budgetary decision. This vote, linked to the mobilisation to the Flexibility Mechanism vote, is in two parts and will increase the EU budget by €297.8 million overall. The first part is the European Fund for Sustainable Development which will get €275 million of this money for the creation of a new budget line which will be used to offer financial loans, grants and guarantees to foster private sector investment in countries outside Europe. The second part is to increase the Emergency Aid Reserve (EAR) by €22.8 million from this money. The EAR is a "last resort" financial instrument that is used to give aid to other countries. UKIP believes only our elected national government has the right to spend taxpayers' money, not unaccountable EU institutions and thus we oppose all EU budget increases in principle. 
 
3. Mobilisation of the Flexibility Instrument to provide the financing of the European Fund for Sustainable Development 
A8-0298/2017 
UKIP voted against this legislative budgetary decision. The Flexibility Instrument operates outside the normal budgetary ceilings, has a budget of €471 million a year and is used as a way to spend more money on specific budget lines in order to circumvent normal budgetary spending limits. This vote, linked to the Draft Amending Budget 5 vote, is to transfer €275 million from the Flexibility Mechanism to the newly created European Fund for Sustainable Development (EFSD) budget line. The EFSD will be used to offer financial loans, grants and guarantees to foster private sector investment in countries outside Europe. UKIP believes that only our elected national government has the right to spend taxpayers' money, not unaccountable EU institutions and thus we oppose all EU budget increases in principle. 
 
4. Reflection Paper on the future of EU finances 
B8-0565/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative, non-binding resolution. This resolution is the EU Parliament's reaction to the Commission's "reflection paper" setting out different future options for the financing of the EU budget. The resolution calls for increases in the long-term EU budget (MFF), encourages a dedicated Euro area budget, uses Brexit as an opportunity to end all rebates, and creates a new system of own resources where the EU collects more money itself, to take funding away from national contributions. The resolution goes on to criticise 4 of the 5 options in the Commission reflection paper as the EU rolling back its responsibilities and action, but goes on to give its full support to option 5 which would mean radically more EU power, spending and action. UKIP opposes a bigger budget and more power for the EU. 
 
14. Establishing an Entry/Exit System (EES) to register entry and exit data of third country nationals crossing the EU external borders 
A8-0057/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this legislative first reading report. In principal, UKIP largely support the measures proposed. With the significant increase in terrorist and criminal threat, it is only logical to have a system that electronically registers biometric information and records where and when third country nationals entered the EU. UKIP do, however, believe that the management of borders should not be a competence of the EU and should be the sole right of a sovereign state. Moreover, UKIP MEP’s also have concerns with regards to the centralisation of sensitive information which can be accessed by all Member States and EU agencies. For these two reasons, UKIP voted against this report. 
 
15. Amendment of the Schengen Borders Code as regards the Use of the Entry/Exit System 
A8-0059/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this legislative first reading report. This report is a technical supplement to enable the establishment of the Entry/Exit System (EES), which UKIP oppose. Therefore to keep consistent with our approach to the EES, UKIP MEP’s voted against enabling changes to the Schengen Borders Code which would facilitate the EES. 
 
16. Fundamental rights aspects in Roma integration in the EU: fighting anti-Gypsyism 
A8-0294/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this non-legislative report. UKIP fully oppose all forms of discrimination based on a person’s race, ethnicity, culture or religion and in principle support the broad aims of this report. UKIP do, however, oppose aspects of the report which clearly breach the principle of subsidiarity. UKIP believe that whilst more should be done to protect Roma people, Member States should be able to decide what practices are best to achieve this goal. 
 
17. Protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens 
A8-0064/2017 
UKIP abstained on this legislation. We fully support appropriate measures to protect the health and welfare of workers. We believe that all legislation should be initiated by sovereign member states. This however does not create new legislation but rather updates existing legislation already in place according to the latest scientific consensus. 
 
5. Draft General Budget of the European Union for 2018 – all sections 
UKIP voted in favour of all amendments to cut EU budget lines, and voted against all increases. This vote was to set the EU budget for 2018. UKIP tabled 66 amendments to the budget, which would have saved €3.6 billion. However, all but two were rejected. The two amendments that passed demanded the end of taxpayers' money being used to indirectly support bullfighting from EU agricultural payment funds. The initial Commission proposal for the 2018 EU budget was €160.6 billion (1.7% increase on 2017), it then went to the Council who amended it down to €158.9 billion (0.63% increase on 2017) and then the EU Parliament proposal was to increase it to €162.5 billion. The next stage of the process is for the EU Parliament and the Council to meet for a series of "conciliation" meetings to make a deal behind closed doors as they couldn't agree on the final budget ceilings. UKIP believes only our elected national government has the right to spend taxpayers' money, not unaccountable EU institutions. 
 
6. General budget of the European Union for 2018 – all sections 
A8-0299/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative, non-binding report. This resolution is the political view of the EU parliament which accompanies the 2018 EU budget lines vote. Overall the report called for a bigger EU budget, more EU initiatives and an increased Multiannual Financial Framework. UKIP believes only our elected national government has the right to spend taxpayers' money, not unaccountable EU institutions. 
 
7. Discharge 2015: EU general budget – European Council and Council 
A8-0291/2017 
UKIP voted in favour of the proposal to refuse discharge and in favour of the accompanying non-legislative resolution. The “discharge” is a yearly procedure where the EU Parliament looks through the budgets of all EU institutions and agencies to decide whether they have been used correctly. This proposal is to refuse to grant discharge to the EU Council. For many years there has been a recurring problem with the Council. Under the EU treaties it says the Parliament has the right to grant discharge to the Commission, but it doesn’t say anything about the Parliament granting discharge to any other EU institution or agency. Because of this the Council doesn’t cooperate with this transparency procedure. This decision and resolution criticises the Council for not being more open about their budgeting. UKIP always opposes the granting of discharge and the closure of accounts, and supports any calls for greater transparency, as we oppose all these EU institutions and agencies in principle. 
 
18. Combating Sexual harassment and abuse 
RC-B8-00576/2017 
UKIP voted to abstain on this non-legislative, motion for resolution. We utterly deplore any form of sexual harassment and abuse, particularly in the work place. Therefore, we welcome initiatives taken to tackle workplace harassment internally within the European Parliament and EU institutions. 
However, whilst we condemn any form of violence against women, this report called for more legislation, which would encroach on the policies of Member States. In this respect we believe it is at the discretion of National governments to decide on policy and legislation. 
 
1. Decision to enter into interinstitutional negotiations – ePrivacy regulation 
A8-0324/2017 
UKIP MEP’s voted against allowing this legislative report to be negotiated between the institutions behind closed doors. UKIP believe that legislation should receive full scrutiny from Parliament and that Members should be able to table amendments to the report 
 
1. Application of Directive 2004/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21st April 2014 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention & remedying of environmental damage (the ELD). 
A8-0297/2017. 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this own initiative report. This report amongst other things is calling for secondary legislation to accompany Member State primary legislation and the setting up of a European fund for the remedying of environmental damage. 
 
2. Monitoring the application of EU law 2015. 
A8-0265/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non-binding own-initiative report. This report is critical of Member States application of refugee quotas and calls for further infringement action to be taken. It is concerning that this report calls for more infringement action to be taken against Member States when they fail to implement EU law either in a timely manner or at all. 
 
3. Australia Mandate 
A8-0311/2017 
UKIP voted against this. Whilst we usually support free trade talks, we note that the EU has initiated these talks at precisely the time the EU says the UK cannot discuss trade deals with anyone the EU is discussing a deal with. We regard this as a cynical ploy to stop Britain forging global trade deals, particularly with Commonwealth countries. 
 
4. New Zealand 
A8-0312/2017 
UKIP voted against this. Whilst we usually support free trade talks, we note that the EU has initiated these talks at precisely the time the EU says the UK cannot discuss trade deals with anyone the EU is discussing a deal with. We regard this as a cynical ploy to stop Britain forging global trade deals, particularly with Commonwealth countries. 
Written Explanation of votes 
03/10/17 
EU political relations with ASEAN 
A8-0243/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report. We do not support the development of any type of EU foreign policy. 
 
Report on addressing shrinking civil society space in developing countries 
A8-0283/2017 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report, which wants to address the shrinking civil society space in developing countries. The document states that it “believes that a genuinely independent, pluralistic and vibrant civil society is pivotal to a country’s development and stability, to ensuring democracy and respect for human rights, and to building inclusive societies”. This sounds contradictory for an EU institution to say this, as they are more likely to try to control every aspect of a nation state. In addition to this, the report calls on the EU to “provide guidance to governments”. The governments of these nation states were elected by their own citizens to run the country how they see fit not by some foreign illegitimate political entity. Furthermore, the report wants to see the integration of all internal and external policies, including justice, home affairs, trade and security policies, in accordance with the principle of policy coherence for development. UKIP do not want to see the harmonisation of policies as it is up to the nation state to amend and implement policy and for these reasons UKIP MEPs voted against this own initiative report. 
 
Women’s economic empowerment in the private and public sectors in the EU 
A8-0271/2017 
UKIP Voted against this non-binding, non-legislative report. Although we fully support tackling discrimination and violence against women; as well as the empowerment of women; UKIP vehemently opposes all forms of gender quotas, gender mainstreaming and in particular the women on boards directive. We believe that such strategies are highly counterproductive and also discriminatory. All positions, including high-level positions ought to be determined by aptitude, and not gender. 
This report was extremely contradictory; on the one hand it pushed for gender quotas and women on boards, whilst at the same time called for anonymised euro-pass C.V’s, where C.V’s are unable to be determined by a person’s gender. 
Furthermore, not only was this report seeking to intervene in the employment policy of Member States; we also believe this report was intrusive in the private and domestic lives of families, with regard to the division of care. 
Overall, this was more interference on the part of the EU and undermines the sovereignty of Member states, via the need to enforce their gender mainstreaming agenda. 
 
Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down management, conservation and control measures applicable in the Convention Area of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) 
A8-0173/2017 
UKIP MEPs reject this legislative proposal because, however powerful the case to conserve tuna by international agreement, the European Union is neither a state nor a nation and should not therefore be trying to behave as one by signing agreements which are by definition for signature by nations: the word 'international' means between nations and this is a further example of EU action which may be judged as 'ultra vires'. 
 
Restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. 
A8-0205/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this legislative report on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. UKIP oppose the creation of new EU legislation in this field. UKIP believe it is necessary to increase legal certainty while preserving the environment and public health. However, UKIP insist that all decisions on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances should be taken at national level. 
 
State of play of negotiations with the United Kingdom 
B8-0538/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative, non-binding resolution. The resolution itself was a co-signed by a number of the political groups in the EU parliament. It included calls for a transition period to be under ECJ jurisdiction, that free movement continue, that Northern Ireland and the UK remain in the customs union, and that talks on a UK-EU trade deal be postponed. UKIP tabled 13 amendments calling for a range of things such as allowing the UK to start trade negotiations with third countries, that the ECJ must have no jurisdiction in the UK, that the Commission does not obstruct the UK bringing in border controls, that there should be no transition deal, and that Gibraltar should not be used as a bargaining chip. Unfortunately all these amendments were rejected.  UKIP also tabled its own resolution, however this was not voted on as the joint resolution was passed first. 
 
 
Written Explanation of votes 
04/10/17 
 
2017 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany (COP23) 
B8-0534/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this Resolution on 2017 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn. UKIP deny the Climate Change alarmism supported by green lobbies, often financed by the EU Commission. They are the cause of current damaging and counter-productive energy policy.  The European Commission continues imposing never-ending objectives for emissions reductions.  EU policies are forcing the investment of vast amount of money for activity that will have little or no effect on climate. 
 
Objection pursuant to Rule 106: draft Commission regulation amending Annex II to Regulation (EC)1107/2009 by setting out scientific criteria for the determination of endocrine disrupting properties 
B8-0542/2017 
UKIP MEPs have abstained on this motion for a resolution. UKIP support the highest possible level of protection of environment and human health. However, this control should be made by Member States and not by the unelected EU Commission. 
 
Objection pursuant to Rule 106: draft Commission implementing decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified soybean FG72 x A5547-127 
B8-0540/2017 
UKIP MEPs have abstained on this motion for a resolution. UKIP support the highest possible level of protection of human health. However, this control should be made by Member States and not by the unelected EU Commission. 
 
Objection pursuant to Rule 106: draft Commission implementing decision authorising the placing on the market of products containing, consisting of, or produced from genetically modified soybean DAS-44406-6 
B8-0541/2017 
UKIP MEPs have abstained on this motion for a resolution. UKIP support the highest possible level of protection of human health. However, this control should be made by Member States and not by the unelected EU Commission. 
 
Agreement establishing the EU-LAC International Foundation 
A8-0279/2017 
UKIP voted against this legislation. Whilst we agree the region is important and look forward to improved relations between an independent United Kingdom and the countries concerned we cannot support the creation of an international organisation by the European Union. We completely reject the development of an EU foreign policy and any budgetary implications in the future. 
 
The fight against cybercrime 
A8-0272/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non-legislative report. UKIP MEP’s believe that co-operation is needed in the fight to combat cybercrime, but that that this should be concluded bilaterally between sovereign nations. UKIP also strongly oppose any attempt by the EU to establish further legal frameworks, particularly when this seeks to establish common definitions on terms associated with cybercrime. 
 
Schengen acquis provisions relating to the Visa Information System in Bulgaria and Romania 
A8-0286/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this technically non-legislative report. This report solely concerns the Schengen Area to which the UK is not part of. For this reason, it would not be appropriate for UK MEP’s to interfere on this matter. 
 
Automated data exchange with regard to vehicle registration data in the Czech Republic 
A8-0288/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this technically non-legislative report. UKIP support data exchanges, particularly when this the aim is to fight terrorism and serious crime, but believe that this should be concluded bilaterally between sovereign nations. 
 
Automated data exchange with regard to vehicle dactyloscopic data in Portugal 
A8-0289/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this technically non-legislative report. UKIP support data exchanges in principle, particularly when the aim is to fight terrorism and serious crime, but believe that this should be concluded bilaterally between sovereign nations. 
 
Automated data exchange with regard to vehicle dactyloscopic data in Greece 
A8-0287/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this technically non-legislative report. UKIP support data exchanges in principle, particularly when the aim is to fight terrorism and serious crime, but think that this should be concluded bilaterally between sovereign nations. 
 
Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2009/45/EC on safety rules and standards for passenger ships. 
A8-0167/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this first reading.  It is important to understand that safety rules on passenger ships are important.  In no way would UKIP MEP's agree to the EU managing the safety standards of Member States, but at the same time UKIP MEP's would never consider it acceptable to allow the safety of passengers and their rights to be put in danger. 
 
Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 98/41/EC on the registration of persons sailing on board passenger ships operating to or from ports of the Member States of the Community and amending Directive 2010/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on reporting formalities for ships arriving in and/or departing from ports of the Member States. 
A8-0168/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this first reading.  It is always important wherever necessary to tidy up the burdensome red tape that is produced by the EU.  The amendment to this Directive updates, simplifies and clarifies the existing requirements for the counting and registration of passengers and crew on board passenger ships, whilst enhancing safety levels.  However it does not go far enough and one proposal put forward by one of our MEP's is to have CCTV on decking to ensure safety of passengers in the event of any accidents. 
 
Proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on a system of inspections for the safe operation of ro-ro ferry and high-speed passenger craft in regular service and amending Directive 2009/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on port State control and repealing Council Directive 1999/35/EC. 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this first reading.  This is a review of the existing legislation which aims to simplify & rationalise it.  There is a proposal to eliminate the legal uncertainty and redundancy caused by the coexistence of two directives on the inspection of vessels.  It is important to ensure that any legislation that is to do with the safety of ro-ro ferries is clear to all parties involved and UKIP MEP's will ensure that no unnecessary red tape will confuse matters and cause any problems. 
 
Ending child marriages 
B8-0535/2017 
UKIP voted to abstain on this non-binding motion for resolution. We utterly deplore such an abominable crime, and support tackling violence against women. However, we believe that this ought to be conducted at Member State level, and believe it is not for the EU to state where Member States spend their development aid, or to interfere with the financial decisions of international nations. The UK is already committed to the cause of ending forced marriage, due considering it a criminal act under UK law. 
Written Explanation of votes 
12/09/17 
 
1. EU-Iceland Geographical Indicators 
Borelli Report (1 of 2) 
A8-0256/2017 
UKIP voted to abstain on this legislative report. UKIP notes this deal between Iceland and the EU to allow EU products with geographical indicators to enjoy that status on the Icelandic market. We note that every two years the EU and Iceland meet to discuss whether current arrangements are satisfactory. This is a deal which both parties agreed to, and which has minimal impact on the UK. We have no desire to block this deal, so abstained. 
 
2. EU-Iceland Agriculture 
Borelli Report (2 of 2) 
A8-0254/2017 
UKIP voted to abstain on this legislative report. UKIP notes this deal between Iceland and the EU to commit to lowering tariffs between the two parties in agricultural produce. We note that every two years the EU and Iceland meet to discuss whether current arrangements are satisfactory. Iceland's membership of the EEA means that agriculture and fisheries are not covered by usual EU free movement of goods. We do not wish to block this deal, so abstained. 
 
3. Global Value Chains 
Arena Report 
A8-0269/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative, non-binding report, as we feel the EU has no right to use trade as a political weapon with which to bully other countries. The EU has a long history of attempting to politicise trade and attaching clauses and demands in trade deals which are purely political in nature. We look forward to an independent Britain forging trade deals that do not include political and economic bullying. 
 
4. Report on Mediation Directive 
A8-0238/2017 
UKIP have voted against this non-legislative, own initiative report. UKIP are against the EU interfering in the judicial process of Member States. The EU is looking to spend more money on training and promotion of mediation, mediation is a very good idea and at present the UK has a very successful mediation process which is extremely beneficial and also alleviates cost, it would not be beneficial to support a report that is looking to increase costs. 
 
5. Report on the repeal of regulations for road and inland waterways 
A8-0228/2017 
UKIP have voted for this legislative report. UKIP support the repeal of unnecessary, obsolete and out of date regulations. It is about time that the EU institutions started to get rid of the burdensome red tape that is no longer relevant. 
 
6. EU accession to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (A8-0266/2017) 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non-legislative report. UKIP consider violence against women to be a truly abhorrent act and we fully support measures that aim to protect women from violence. With this in mind, UKIP fully support the UK in its ongoing attempts to fully ratify the Istanbul Convention. UKIP do not, however, support EU accession to this convention as we do not believe it has the competency to do so. Moreover, we also believe that this report asks the EU to go significantly further than what is outlined in the convention. We believe that it should be the sole decision of national governments to propose measures that exceed the recommendations outlined in this convention. 
 
7. Report on the functioning of franchising in the retail sector 
A8-0199/2017 
UKIP have voted against this non-legislative, own initiative report. UKIP believe that Member States should be allowed to decide their own laws on franchising in the retail sector and that the European Commission should not be called upon to act in this area. 
 
8. Academic further distance education as part of the European lifelong learning strategy 
A8-0252/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative non-binding report. UKIP oppose EU interference in the education systems of Member States. Whilst we support lifelong learning and accessibility to all in education, particularly in the digital age; we believe this is solely an issue of national sovereignty. This report dictates how Member States and institutions should run and invest in their own education systems, which goes against the EU’s own treaties, as stipulated in Article 165 of the TFEU. 
 
1. REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EU) No 1316/2013 and (EU) No 283/2014 as regards the promotion of Internet connectivity in local communities 
A8-0181/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this legislative report on WIFI4EU. UKIP understand and support the importance of improved internet connectivity in our society. However, UKIP are against the financial implication of this project. UKIP are against this attempt of EU harmonisation and we believe that efforts to improve internet access and speed should be made at national level. 
 
2. REPORT on a Space Strategy for Europe 
A8-0250/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non- legislative report on Space Strategy. UKIP are against a further increase in the EU budget for this purpose. UKIP remember the very recent failure of the EU Galileo satellite that caused a considerable waste of European taxpayers’ money. 
 
3. REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply and repealing Regulation (EU) No 994/2010 
A8-0310/2016 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this legislative report on the safeguard of gas supply. UKIP believe that the EU should repeal its entire energy legislation. UKIP believe in secure and affordable energy. UKIP want a stable regulatory system that fosters investment. UKIP want reliable and affordable generating technologies, like coal, gas, nuclear and hydro and UKIP want an end to subsidies that punish consumers and taxpayers, and distort markets. 
 
4. Whale hunting in Norway Motions for a resolution 
B8-0499/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have abstained on this motion for resolution. UKIP believe the practice of mass whale hunting in Norway is brutal and inhumane. However, UKIP believe that this issue should be solved internationally and not by the EU. 
 
Written Explanation of votes 
13/09/17 
1. Mobilisation of the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy 
A8-0280/2017 
UKIP abstained on this legislative decision. This proposal is to give over €1 billion to Italy to help in reconstruction efforts for earthquakes that occurred in 2016 and 2017. While of course UKIP opposes the EU spending any UK taxpayers' money, the amount given would be budget-neutral. It does not mean the UK has to give more money to the EU, nor would it mean the UK would get money back if this money wasn't given to Italy. The money will come from funds that had already been budgeted for. To be clear, this would not mean any additional funding is necessary from taxpayers. Additionally as this was for legitimate humanitarian reasons, UKIP felt it would be more responsible to abstain. 
 
2. Draft amending budget No 4/2017 accompanying the proposal to mobilise the European Union Solidarity Fund to provide assistance to Italy 
A8-0281/2017 
UKIP abstained on this legislative amending budget. This proposal is directly linked to the "mobilisation" vote to give over €1 billion to Italy for reconstruction efforts due to recent earthquakes. Whilst the other vote is concerned with the principle of giving the €1 billion to Italy, this vote is to make sure that there is technically enough money in the correct budget-line to pay it. As it happens the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF) does not have enough money in its budget-line to pay outright. The proposal here is to transfer some money from under used budget-lines, in to the EUSF. This would be budget-neutral and will not require additional funding from taxpayers. 
 
3. Mobilisation of the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: application EGF/2017/002 FI/MICROSOFT 2 
A8-0278/2017 
UKIP voted against this legislative decision. The proposal is to give over €3.5 million to Finnish workers who have lost their jobs due to Microsoft downscaling its operation in the country. The money will go to areas such as retraining, job seeking, allowances for travel, start-up grants etc. UKIP voted against as we don't believe UK taxpayers' money should be used for poor economic decisions in other countries. This is nothing more than EU dole money. 
 
4. Draft amending budget No 3/2017: budgetary resources of the Youth Employment Initiative; establishing plans of ACER and SESAR2 
A8-0282/2017 
UKIP voted against this legislative amending budget. The proposal has two elements to it. The first (and far more important) is that the budget ceiling for the EU "Youth Employment Initiative" will be increased by an extra €500 million. The second part is minor adjustments to staff posts in the EU decentralised agencies "ACER" and "SESAR2", however no extra staff will be awarded to them. UKIP voted against because we oppose unaccountable EU institutions spending taxpayers' money. Only our elected and accountable national governments should decide employment policies. 
 
5. Motion for a resolution on the Commission delegated regulation of 2 June 2017 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 609/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the specific compositional and information requirements for total diet replacement for weight control 
B8-0497/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted in favor of this motion for resolution, which opposes the commission position. UKIP believe that the EU Commission’s draft delegated act, if adopted, would result in a lower standard of products being available to consumers. 
 
6. Motion for a resolution on the draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No .../... amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/6 as regards feed and food subjected to special conditions governing the import of feed and food originating in or consigned from Japan following the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power station 
B8-0502/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have abstained on this motion for a resolution. UKIP support the highest possible level of protection of human health. However, this control should be made by Member States and not by the unelected EU Commission. 
 
7. REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry into the 2030 climate and energy framework and amending Regulation No 525/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on a mechanism for monitoring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions and other information relevant to climate change 
A8-0262/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this legislative report on land use, land use change and forestry. UKIP reject the EU Commission proposal. UKIP deny manmade climate change and believe that CO2 is not a pollutant. New legislation in this field would only bring to further bureaucracy and economic damages to this sector. UKIP notes, that forestry is not an EU competence. 
 
 
8. REPORT on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to continue current limitations of scope for aviation activities and to prepare to implement a global market-based measure from 2021. 
A8-0258/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this legislative report on aviation. UKIP believe that the EU Emission Trading System is a huge failure for the EU. It forces industries to comply with absurd standards dictated by the EU Commission’s obsession to limit global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius. The ETS has destroyed our Industry causing a considerable carbon leakage phenomenon. UKIP believe the only solution to this legislative chaos is to reject the EU energy policy together with the entire ETS system. Once out of the EU, the UK should be free from any EU legislation, including the emission trading scheme in the aviation sector. 
 
9. Recommendation on the draft Council Decision on the conclusion, on behalf of the Union, of the Multilateral Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Iceland, the Republic of Montenegro, the Kingdom of Norway, Romania, the Republic of Serbia and the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo on the establishment of a European Common Aviation Area (ECAA) 
A8-0260/2017 
UKIP MEP's voted to abstain on this recommendation. Amongst other things this recommendation was amending the Multilateral Agreement to take into account the accession of several countries who are now members of the EU. 
 
10. EU political relations with India 
A8-0242/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report. We do not support the development of any type of EU foreign policy. We look forward to reinvigorating the UK’s ties with our important Commonwealth partners following the UK’s exit from the European Union, on a bilateral basis, when we will able to, once again, negotiate our own trade agreements. 
 
11. Arms export: implementation of Common Position 2008/944/CFSP 
A8-0264/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report. Arms exports are an intricate part of government policy, linked with both economic wellbeing and foreign policy interests. Whilst we are concerned with aspects of UK government policy, in particular regarding Saudi Arabia, there is no justification for the transfer of these powers to the EU which, following Brexit, will be a foreign power. 
 
12. EU political relations with Latin America 
A8-0268/2017 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report. We do not support the development of any type of EU foreign policy. 
 
13. Corruption and human rights in third countries 
A8-0246/2017 
UKIP abstained on this non-legislative and non-binding report. This report raises many important breaches of human rights and corruption of which we are concerned. However we do not support the development of EU foreign policy or see any added value in EU action that cannot already be achieved by state or international level assistance. 
 
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14. Subjecting acryloylfentanyl to control measures 
A8-0284/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this technically non-legislative report. The UK already considers this substance to be worthy of being listed as a Class A drug. Furthermore, the UK is not bound by this decision taken at EU level. UKIP believe that controlling the drug in the EU could be beneficial in combatting the drug being available in the UK. 
 
15. Uniform format for residence permits for third country nationals 
A8-0065/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this legislative report. UKIP fully support measures that seek to tackle illegal migrants being able to easily forge residence permits. We cannot, however, support EU legislation and EU harmonisation practices. For these reasons, UKIP voted to abstain on this report. 
Written Explanation of votes 
01/06/17 
1. Uniform format for visas 
A8-0028/2016 
UKIP MEP’s have voted to abstain on this legislative report. UKIP MEP’s firmly support measures which are designed to combat illegal migration. We do, however, not support further EU harmonisation practices and EU legitimacy in issuing visas. 
 
2. Multiannual Framework for the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights for 2018-2022 
A8-0177/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this technically legislative report. UKIP fully support safeguarding fundamental rights but reject the need for an EU body, financed by the taxpayer, to conduct work that many national governments and NGO’s already do. 
 
3. Multiannual Framework for the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights for 2018-2022 
B8-0384/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted this non-legislative motion for resolution. UKIP principally oppose the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), which is financed by the taxpayer, to conduct work that many national governments and NGO’s already do. This resolution seeks to expand the scope of this framework, so UKIP MEP’s voted against. 
 
4. Combatting anti-Semitism 
B8-0383/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have been permitted a free vote on this non-legislative resolution. UKIP firmly reject all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism. As some amendments concerned sensitive issues, such as the definition of ‘anti-Semitism’ and the right to criticise Israel, UKIP MEP’s were permitted to vote based on their own conscience. 
 
5. The new European Consensus on Development -our world, our dignity, our future 
B8-0387/2017 
UKIP MEPs have voted against the new Consensus on Development in this motion for a resolution. UKIP does not support the European Union trying to further harmonise development policy. The EU wants to see one development policy to override all of the 28 other development policies from the national governments. With this one line of vision the EU will have the authority to instruct nation states where to spend their taxpayer money as well as wanting to push for the further expansion of the influence of the Union though their ‘common vision, values and principles’. UKIP does not want the EU to have more influence and see the further harmonisation of policies and so for these reasons UKIP has voted against. 
 
6. Resilience as a strategic priority of the external action for the EU 
B8-0381/2017 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this motion for a resolution on resilience as a strategic priority of the external action for the EU. This document would like to see the 2013-2020 Action Plan for resilience fully implemented and it would like to promote “greater coherence between policies.” This would mean that the EU would like to see further integration of its policies in member states and harmonisation throughout the Union. In addition, the document has asked for “sufficient resources to be devoted to the promotion of resilience.” This means that the EU wants to put more money into failing and unsuccessful projects to promote resilience. UKIP does not support the EU wasting more money and for the further harmonisation of policies and for these reasons UKIP has voted against. 
 
7. Internet connectivity for growth, competitiveness and cohesion: European gigabit society and 5G 
A8-0184/2017 
Today UKIP voted against this own-initiative report. We are against new EU legislation and we oppose further harmonisation in this field. 
 
8. Digitising European industry 
A8-0183/2017 
Today UKIP voted against this own-initiative report. We are against new EU legislation and we oppose further harmonisation in this field. 
 
9. Recommendations to the Commission on the protection of vulnerable adults 
A8-0152/2017 
UKIP have abstained on this non-legislative report, because the needs of vulnerable adults must be ensured within the Member States. It is important that every Member State ratifies The Hague Convention, it really should not be up to the EU to put pressure on the Member States to force the ratification. Ratification of The Hague Convention should be done in a timely manner and when the Member States are in a position to do so. 
 
10. High-Level UN Conference to support the implementation of SDG 14 (UN Ocean Conference) 
B8-0382/2017 
We opposed this non-legislative resolution because, like the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) itself, it would block development without delivering the conservation necessary to avoid the 'tragedy of the commons'. 
Written Explanation of votes 
27/04/17 
 
1. Agreement on Operational and Strategic Cooperation between Denmark and Europol 
A8-0164/2017 
UKIP MEP's have voted to abstain on this technically non-legislative report. UKIP fully respects the will of the Danish people who chose to have less involvement with Europol. UKIP do, however, oppose calls in this report to exhaust all legal possibilities to invite Denmark to be full members of Europol. This without doubt seeks to undermine the democratic will of the Danish people. 
 
2. The EU flagship initiative on the garment sector 
A8-0080/2017 
UKIP MEPs have voted to abstain in this non-legislative report. UKIP does not support the Commission developing a monitoring system which encompasses data collection. The EU has no right to be intervening in national state affairs. However, the report does talk about greater transparency and traceability of garments and it is calling on the Commission to make gender equality, women empowerment and children’s rights. Although the report calls on the Commission a lot it is centred around human rights and more specific children’s rights and for this reason UKIP will abstain. 
 
3. The establishment of the Structural Reform Support Programme for the period 2017 to 2020 
A8-0374/2016 
UKIP MEPs have voted against this legislative report. UKIP does not support the Structural Reform Support Programme that has been put in place to strengthen the capacity of Member States to design and implement growth-enhancing administrative and structural reforms. The EU has no right to be intervening in national state affairs and in addition this vanity project costs the taxpayer EUR 142 million at current prices for the programme. In addition, the EU wants to see the further harmonisation of programmes and policies throughout the Union. For these reasons, UKIP voted against this report. 
 
4. Management of fishing fleets in the outermost regions 
A8-0138/2017 
We opposed this non-legislative vote as it would lead to more subsidy which we see as the misuse of taxpayers’ money 
 
5. State of play of farmland concentration in the EU: how to facilitate the access to land for farmers 
A8-0119/2017 
We opposed this non-legislative vote as this reports is neither sound economic analysis nor good use of taxpayers’ money. 
 
6. Regulation on financial reporting and auditing 2014-2020 
A8-0291/2016 
This legislative vote on regulation will increase the 2014-2020 budget for the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group to 57m euros, accordingly UKIP voted against. 
 
7. Regulation on consumer involvement in policy making in financial services 
A8-0008/2017 
This legislative vote on regulation will increase funding by 6m euros for the period 2017-2020, accordingly UKIP voted against. 
 
8. Annual Report on the European Investment Bank 
A8-0121/2017 
This non-legislative non -binding report, suggests that the EIB should consider demanding more capital from shareholders.(ie more money from the UK and other Member States) and calls on the Commission and Member States to increase the budget for external lending, accordingly UKIP voted against. 
 
9. Report on hybrid mismatches with third countries 
A8-0134/2017 
The proposal is part of a package linked with harmonisation of taxes and the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base, accordingly UKIP voted against on this technically non-legislative report. 
 
10. Minamata Convention on Mercury 
A8-0067/2017 
UKIP is concerned of the adverse effects of mercury on human and animal health – in humans, mercury affects mostly the central nervous system and the kidneys. Acute inhalation, dermal exposure and chronic exposure are proved to be extremely damaging to human health. This is why UKIP abstained on this Recommendation. 
 
11. Implementation of the Mining Waste Directive 
A8-0071/2017 
UKIP believe that it is important to protect human health and the environment from the improper management of waste facilities that could give rise to major accidents . We believe that measures, procedures and guidance to prevent and reduce adverse effects on the environment and human health resulting from the management of extractive waste should be established by national Parliaments. This is why UKIP abstained on this none-legislative report. 
 
12. Situation in Venezuela 
RC8-0270/2017 
UKIP abstained on this none-legislative and non-binding resolution. Whilst we are concerned at the ongoing political instability and civil unrest in the country, we cannot endorse EU action, increased involvement of the VP/HR or the sending of a Parliamentary delegation. 
 
13. European Year of Cultural Heritage 
A8-0340/2016 
UKIP voted against this legislative report, we oppose the use of taxpayers money for another unnecessary scheme to promote the EU. 
 
14. EU trade mark 
A8-0054/2017 
UKIP voted against this legislative report, as it is wishing to create harmonisation with regards to trade marks. Furthermore the original text calls for an office to be responsible for the harmonisation which will have full legal, administrative and financial autonomy 
1. Logistics in the EU and multimodal transport in the new TEN-T corridors 
A8-0384/2016 
UKIP voted against this non legislative report, because this report is calling for Member States to be punished should there be a delay in the implementation of EU law. Furthermore the report is calling for disciplinary action to be taken against Member States that impede the free movement of goods by deliberately preventing freight flows. 
 
2. Tackling the challenges of the EU Customs Code (UCC) implementation 
B8-0024/2017 
UKIP MEP’s have voted against this non-legislative resolution. In principle, UKIP oppose the EU’s customs union and reject calls for the Commission to instigate implementing acts. 
 
3. European Pillar of Social Rights 
A8-0391/2016 
UKIP voted against this non-binding, non-legislative report. It included calls for an EU social security card, the creation of an arbitrary EU minimum income scheme and praised the free movement of people across Europe. Unelected and unaccountable EU institutions have no right to interfere with national law in this way. Only our elected and accountable national government should take these decisions. 
 
4. Human rights reports 
RC8-0072/2017 
RC8-0074/2017 
RC8-0075/2017 
UKIP abstained on this non-legislative and non-binding resolution. Whilst we share concerns at the breaches of human rights that this report addresses we cannot support EU action on these issues. 
5. Agreement Continuing the International Science and Technology Center 
A8-0363/2016 
UKIP voted against. We do not support the EU's membership of such organisations. Furthermore we do not support EU financial expenditure. 
 
6. Objection pursuant to Rule 105(3): Commission Delegated regulation amending Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1675 supplementing Directive (EU) 2015/849 by identifying high-risk third countries with strategic deficiencies 
B8 0001/2017 
This Motion for a Resolution seeks to reject the currently proposed delegated act, but calls on the Commission to propose another. Voting for or against would generate EU delegated legislation, hence the abstention. 
 
7. Kosovo Partnership 
A8-0361/2016 
We voted against this legislative report, as it is a step towards the eventual EU membership of Kosovo. Kosovo's poverty, corruption and treatment of its Serb minority make it unsuitable for membership. Whilst we are about to leave the EU, we are in no rush to add corrupt and impoverished countries to the EU to take the place of a vibrant and dynamic independent Britain. We also note the fact that Kosovo is not universally recognised as an independent state by important sections of the international community. 
 
8. Textiles from third countries 
A8-0311/2016 
This report concerns the trade in textiles from countries such as Belarus and North Korea. These countries are minimal players in EU trade, and this report was merely a technical tidying up exercise which we saw no need to oppose, so we abstained on this legislative report. 
 
 
Resolution: patents and plant breeders' rights 
RC8-1394/2015 
We abstained on this important, highly complex issue because such verbose EU legal resolutions – whether approved or rejected – are simply not the best way to deliver progress and prosperity on the issue. 
 
Completing EMU (DODDS) 
B8-1347/2015 
Economic and Monetary Union is a fundamentally bad idea because it places distinctive and different national economies in one straightjacket of economic policies. Completing economic and monetary union (as the title of this Motion for Resolution wishes) would therefore merely preserve the problems to be fixed by the inevitable break-up of the currency zone – better to make that break up occur at a time of the zone's own choosing rather than have it forced upon them by events. Accordingly UKIP voted against. 
 
Setting up a Committee of Inquiry on emission measurements in the automotive sector, its powers, numerical strength and term of office 
B8-1424/2015 
UKIP voted in favour of setting up an EU parliament committee of enquiry on this issue. The committee intends to investigate the Commission's role in the scandal. UKIP fully support anything which will hold accountable the un-elected EU Commission. However the committee also intends to investigate Member States and national authorities. While we don't support the legitimacy of EU bodies investigating Member States, it may shine a light on wrong doing by our own government. UKIP will oppose any recommendations made by the committee which call for more EU powers, legislation or harmonisation. 
 
EU-Vietnam Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation (protocol to take account of the accession of Croatia) 
A8-0340/2015 
UKIP voted against this legislative vote on the EU-Vietnam agreement on partnership and cooperation. We are opposed in principle to EU institutions signing international agreements on behalf of the UK. Only elected and accountable national governments should negotiate and conclude international agreements not the unelected and unaccountable EU Commission. 
 
EU-Vietnam Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation (consent) 
A8-0339/2015 
UKIP voted against this legislative vote on the EU-Vietnam agreement on partnership and cooperation. We are opposed in principle to EU institutions signing international agreements on behalf of the UK. Only elected and accountable national governments should negotiate and conclude international agreements not the unelected and unaccountable EU Commission. 
 
EU-Vietnam Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Partnership and Cooperation (resolution) 
A8-0342/2015 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report on the EU-Vietnam agreement on partnership and cooperation. We are opposed in principle to EU institutions signing international agreements on behalf of the UK. Only elected and accountable national governments should negotiate and conclude international agreements not the unelected and unaccountable EU Commission. The EU has no right to interfere in the domestic affairs of non-EU countries. 
 
Annual report on human rights and democracy in the world 2014 and the EU policy on the matter 
A8-0344/2015 
UKIP abstained on this non-legislative and non-binding report. UKIP of course shares many of the concerns highlighted in the report regarding the violation of human rights, discrimination against LGBTI people, sexual violence as a weapon of war and many other cruel and inhumane acts. However we cannot support calls for more EU action on the international stage. These issues should be handled between national governments and at the appropriate and legitimate international level, namely the United Nations. The un-elected and unaccountable EU institutions have no right to interfere in the foreign policy of Member States or the domestic affairs of non-EU countries. 
 
20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace agreement 
RC8-1362/2015 
UKIP abstained on this non-legislative and non-binding resolution. UKIP of course is glad that the violence came to an end and that the victims and innocents caught up in the war should be remembered. However the report goes on to support Bosnia and Herzegovina in applying for membership of the European Union which is something UKIP cannot support. 
 
Arms export: implementation of the Common Position 2008/944/CFSP 
A8-0338/2015 
UKIP voted against this non-legislative and non-binding report. We oppose in principle to unaccountable EU institutions being able to decide who we export to and the terms of such export. The only people that should decide UK trade policy is our elected and accountable national government. 
 
Situation in Burundi 
RC-B8-1348/2015 
UKIP abstained on this non-legislative and non-binding resolution. While of course we shares deep concern over the unstable political situation and killings that have taken place, we cannot support calls for more EU interference. These issues should be handled between national governments and at the appropriate and legitimate international level, namely the United Nations. The un-elected and unaccountable EU institutions have no right to interfere in the foreign policy of Member States or the domestic affairs of non-EU countries. 
 
Protection of Virunga national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo 
B8-1346/2015 
UKIP abstained on this non-legislative and non-binding resolution. While of course UKIP shares great concern over the exploration for oil in this national park with the possible serious ramifications for protected animals and the environment, and we would urge the DRC to comply with international law on protected sites, we cannot support the EU being involved. This issue should be handled by negotiations between national governments and at the appropriate and legitimate international level, namely the United Nations. The un-elected and unaccountable EU institutions have no right to interfere in the foreign policy of Member States or the domestic affairs of non-EU countries. 
UKIP's position on the GMO products vote.  
 
“This report was misleadingly labelled as giving member states more powers. In actual fact, whilst amendment 20 did give powers back, this was cancelled out by the other 50 amendments which maintained and re-asserted EU control and authority over the whole procedure. The EU did not allow us to vote on individual amendments, which we regard as rather unfair. Therefore, we could not support this bloc vote.” 
Commission Work Programme 2015 
 
UKIP voted against paragraph 6 of the S&D resolution on the Commission Work Programme 2015. We of course oppose any illegal action in the realm of tax. However we cannot call on the EU do anything, as this is a step in the direction of further tax powers being handed over to the undemocratic and unaccountable institutions of the EU. The second half of the paragraph calls for more EU legislation on country-by-country reporting for all cross border companies. UKIP will not support more EU legislation and EU red tape on businesses. 
 
UKIP voted against split 1 on paragraph 9 of the EPP resolution on the Commission Work Programme 2015. UKIP was elected to oppose all new EU legislation, get rid of existing EU laws, support powers to be returned to Member States and campaign to leave the EU. As this text concerns the withdrawal of EU proposals, we voted against opposing the withdrawal of the named legislative proposals. Only the unelected EU Commission can initiate new, start to amend existing, or begin repeal of EU legislation. No one who the people can vote for can change EU laws. This is why the EU is not legitimate in creating laws that the UK is forced to abide by. 
 
UKIP abstained on split 2 on paragraph 9 of the EPP resolution on the Commission Work Programme 2015 concerning the withdrawal of the Maternity Leave Directive. UKIP was elected to oppose all new EU legislation, get rid of existing EU laws, support powers to be returned to Member States and campaign to leave the EU. While on the one hand we certainly support the reduction and withdrawal of EU legislation; we are not against maternity leave, which other parties would wrongfully attack us for if we voted in favour. UKIP believes maternity leave legislation should be decided by the elected politicians at national level, not undemocratic and unaccountable institutions in Brussels. 
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