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Ms Sirkka-Liisa ANTTILA

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Member of Parliament

FI - 00102 - Helsinki


Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2019 , 2018


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 20/06/2011 to 23/06/2019

In the Assembly

  • from 22/06/2015 to 23/06/2019 Representative - Finland
  • from 20/06/2011 to 22/06/2015 Substitute - Finland
  • from 27/05/2003 to 03/03/2006 Representative - Finland
  • from 22/04/1996 to 27/05/1996 Representative - Finland
  • from 30/01/1995 to 01/01/1996 Representative - Finland
  • from 05/05/1989 to 30/01/1995 Substitute - Finland

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 22/04/2016 to 23/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 22/06/2015 to 23/06/2019)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 30/01/2015 to 24/01/2016)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs (from 20/06/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 24/11/2017 to 23/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 28/09/2015 to 23/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 23/01/2013 to 21/06/2015)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Public Health (from 23/01/2013 to 21/06/2015)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 24/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Public Health (from 24/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Alternate of Mr Jouko SKINNARI (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 23/01/2012 to 21/06/2015)


Last speeches

09/04/2019 | 11:49:48 I thank Mr Adão SILVA for his good report, “Strengthening co-operation with the United Nations in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The 2030 Agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including our common values like human rights, the rule of law and good governance through democratic institutions. The United Nations and the Council of Europe need to continue this work together within their respective mandates. The Council has to work more actively for the... 23/01/2019 | 16:17:53 I congratulate the rapporteurs on their excellent reports. The topical issues of media freedom, disinformation and propaganda and its effects on democratic elections raise many concerns in states across Europe. A free, independent and pluralistic media environment is essential for democratic elections. The growing phenomenon of disinformation, propaganda and hate speech challenges the democratic process. The electorate cannot enjoy genuine freedom of choice if that choice is not well informed... 22/01/2019 | 19:13:56 I would like to congratulate the rapporteur on his excellent work. This topic is highly important and is at the very core of the Council of Europe’s fundamental values when it comes to respect for universal human rights. Human rights are indivisible – there is no room for religious or cultural exceptions. The European Convention on Human Rights is an international instrument binding all member States, whereas the Cairo Declaration is a political, non-binding document. The Cairo Declaration... 22/01/2019 | 11:47:06 Europe is living through a crucial period in representative politics, and recent referendums have raised many concerns about their justification and their consequences. Concerns have also been raised about the populist aspirations that come with the campaigning and media coverage, which can make a complex question seem like a black and white one. I agree with the report that the increased role of the Internet and, especially, the influence of social media have fundamentally changed the nature...