ManuelMedinaOrtega

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Political Memory: Manuel MEDINA ORTEGA, former MEP

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General Data


Functions in European Parliament

  • 01/01/1986 - 20/04/1993 : Socialist Group (Member)
  • 16/01/1986 - 20/01/1987 : Committee on External Economic Relations (Substitute)
  • 16/01/1986 - 10/10/1988 : Political Affairs Committee (Member)
  • 17/02/1986 - 19/01/1987 : European Parliament (Vice-President)
  • 17/02/1986 - 19/01/1987 : Parliament's Bureau (Vice-President)
  • 24/02/1986 - 20/01/1987 : Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries (Member)
  • 21/01/1987 - 13/03/1989 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America (Chairman)
  • 21/01/1987 - 24/07/1989 : Committee on Agriculture, Fischeries and Rural Development (Substitute)
  • 14/03/1989 - 24/07/1989 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America (Member)
  • 26/07/1989 - 14/01/1992 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America (Chairman)
  • 26/07/1989 - 14/01/1992 : Committee on Agriculture, Fischeries and Rural Development (Substitute)
  • 26/07/1989 - 14/01/1992 : Political Affairs Committee (Substitute)
  • 26/07/1989 - 18/07/1994 : Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizens' Rights (Member)
  • 15/01/1992 - 03/02/1992 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America (Member)
  • 15/01/1992 - 09/02/1994 : Committee on Institutional Affairs (Substitute)
  • 15/01/1992 - 18/07/1994 : Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development (Substitute)
  • 04/02/1992 - 18/07/1994 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America (Chairman)
  • 01/05/1992 - 10/02/1993 : Delegation for relations with the Republics of Yugoslavia (Substitute)
  • 11/02/1993 - 18/07/1994 : Delegation for relations with the Republics of former Yugoslavia (Substitute)
  • 21/04/1993 - 30/11/1994 : Group of the Party of European Socialists (Member)
  • 10/02/1994 - 18/07/1994 : Delegation for relations with the United States (Substitute)
  • 11/02/1994 - 18/07/1994 : Committee on Institutional Affairs (Member)
  • 21/07/1994 - 15/01/1997 : Committee on External Economic Relations (Substitute)
  • 21/07/1994 - 19/07/1999 : Committee on Legal Affairs and Citizens' Rights (Member)
  • 21/07/1994 - 19/07/1999 : Committee on the Rules of Procedure, the Verification of Credentials and Immunities (Substitute)
  • 17/11/1994 - 15/01/1997 : Delegation for relations with Russia (Member)
  • 01/12/1994 - 19/07/1999 : Group of the Party of European Socialists (Vice-Chairman)
  • 18/07/1996 - 20/02/1997 : Temporary committee of inquiry into BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) (Member)
  • 16/01/1997 - 19/07/1999 : Committee on Fisheries (Member)
  • 16/01/1997 - 19/07/1999 : Delegation for relations with the United States (Substitute)
  • 17/02/1997 - 19/07/1999 : Delegation for relations with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Mongolia (Member)
  • 24/04/1997 - 19/11/1997 : Temporary committee instructed to monitor the action taken on the recommendations made concerning BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) (Member)
  • 20/07/1999 - 19/07/2004 : Group of the Party of European Socialists (Member)
  • 21/07/1999 - 14/01/2002 : Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market (Member)
  • 22/07/1999 - 14/01/2002 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (Substitute)
  • 06/10/1999 - 14/01/2002 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America and MERCOSUR (Member)
  • 17/01/2002 - 04/02/2002 : Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (Substitute)
  • 17/01/2002 - 19/07/2004 : Committee on Legal Affairs and the Internal Market (Member)
  • 05/02/2002 - 19/07/2004 : Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs (Substitute)
  • 07/02/2002 - 19/07/2004 : Delegation for relations with the countries of South America and MERCOSUR (Member)
  • 20/07/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Socialist Group in the European Parliament (Member)
  • 21/07/2004 - 30/01/2007 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Member)
  • 21/07/2004 - 30/01/2007 : Committee on Legal Affairs (Substitute)
  • 15/09/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Delegation for relations with the countries of the Andean Community (Member)
  • 15/09/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Delegation for relations with Canada (Substitute)
  • 19/01/2006 - 01/02/2006 : Committee of Inquiry into the crisis of the Equitable Life Assurance Society (Member)
  • 02/02/2006 - 19/06/2007 : Committee of Inquiry into the crisis of the Equitable Life Assurance Society (Vice-Chairman)
  • 31/01/2007 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on Legal Affairs (Member)
  • 31/01/2007 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (Substitute)
  • 23/05/2007 - 13/07/2009 : Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (Substitute)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Graduate in law (La Laguna, 1957)
  • Doctorate in law (Madrid, 1961)
  • Master of comparative law (Columbia University, 1962)
  • Professor of international law, University of La Laguna (1975-1978)
  • Professor of international relations, Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) (since 1978)
  • Vice-Dean and Dean of the Faculty of politics and sociology (UCM, 1973-1975)
  • Vice-Rector of the University of La Laguna (1976-1978)
  • Director of the Institute of Educational Sciences (UCM, 1978-1982)
  • President of the PSP (Canary Islands, 1976-1978)
  • Chairman of the Management Committee of the PSOE in Lanzarote (1993-1994)
  • Member of the PSOE Federal Committee (1994-1997)
  • Member of the Congress of Deputies for Las Palmas (1982-1987), Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Member of the European Parliament (since 1986)
  • Vice-President of the European Parliament (1986-1987)
  • Chairman of the Delegation for relations with the countries of South America (1987-1989 and 1989-1994)
  • Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs (1989-1992)
  • Coordinator for the Socialist Group in the Committee on Legal Affairs (1992-1994, 1999-2004)
  • Commander of the Order of Isabel the Catholic (Spain)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of Bernardo O'Higgins (Chile)
  • Officer of the Order of Francisco de Miranda (Venezuela)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of Nariño (Colombia)
  • Grand Cross of the Order of the Aztec Eagle (Mexico)
  • Knight of the Order of May (Argentina)
  • Order of the Phoenix (Argentina)

Votes


Opinions

Sources

Positions

Thanks to improve this part with opinions from Manuel MEDINA ORTEGA about La Quadrature du Net concerned issues (see page Help:Political_Memory to know how to do it).

14/10/2008 Rapport Medina

Report on "the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society" advocating for Internet filtering, three-strikes approach (graduated response), etc.


02/09/2008 Telecoms Package Plenary Speeches
Mrs. President, the speaker, Mrs. Trautmann, told that questions on intelectual property should not be mixed in this debate. I agree her, since I believe that protection of intelectual property, as well as protection of intimacy and another legal concepts, are already defined in other legal frameworks.
However, it is convenient to remind at this moment that the protection of intelectual property is still important as to the

content maintaining refers. It has been said that the telecommunications are like big highways where you can freely drive; but in the highway, if somebody commits a crime, the police appears. You cannot steal a car, drive it on the highway and, when the police

appears, say that there exists the driving freedom on the highway.
I believe that is important, from the point of view of the Parliament, to reiterate the importance of the protection of

intelectual property, to reiterate the protection of private life, to even reiterate the right of people to their own intimacy, which in

this moment is being infringed by the big telecommunications.