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Mr Andres HERKEL

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 22/06/2015 to 23/06/2019
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 27/05/2003 to 06/03/2014

In the Assembly

  • from 22/06/2015 to 23/06/2019 Substitute-Estonia
  • from 27/05/2003 to 06/03/2014 Representative-Estonia

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

  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 25/01/2018 to 23/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (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 27/01/2014 to 06/03/2014)
  • Chairperson: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 21/01/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 23/01/2012 to 06/03/2014)
  • Chairperson: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 23/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee): Bureau of the Assembly (from 23/01/2012 to 27/01/2014)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee): Standing Committee (from 23/01/2012 to 27/01/2014)
  • Member: (Former) Political Affairs Committee / Committee on General Affairs (from 27/05/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 27/05/2003 to 24/01/2012)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on Culture, Science and Education (from 27/05/2003 to 27/05/2011)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 27/05/2003 to 24/01/2011)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 27/05/2003 to 06/03/2014)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 13/10/2016 to 23/01/2019)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on the Media (from 27/05/2003 to 27/01/2011)
  • Alternate of Mr Tiit TERIK (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 23/06/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Andrei NOVIKOV (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 23/01/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Silver MEIKAR (Member): (Former) Political Affairs Committee / Committee on General Affairs (from 28/09/2009 to 27/05/2011)
  • Alternate of Ms Mailis REPS (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 24/05/2007 to 06/03/2014) (from 22/06/2015 to 22/01/2017)

Interventions

Last speeches

23/01/2019 | 18:03:16 I thank everybody who participated in the discussion and elaborated on many topics I touched on only superficially in my introduction. As I mentioned, there are many aspects to this and it is a topic of the future. As I said, artificial intelligence, social media and personal data deserve separate reports, and the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media has many reports in the pipeline on similar topics. Today’s discussion of the media was also partly about new challenges and what... 23/01/2019 | 17:00:39 The Internet is penetrating our everyday lives. I am sure that many of you are using it right now, even during this debate, and we are fully free to do so. Unfortunately, this tool does not have only positive aspects; it is also misused and abused. We must therefore talk about it in relation to human rights. We want an Internet that provides our societies with more information and knowledge, innovation and sustainable development, social justice and collective wellbeing, freedom and democracy... 23/01/2019 | 16:07:57 I thank the rapporteurs for their very good reports on this important topic. Media freedom is an inevitable precondition of democratic elections, but unfortunately it is being severely violated in our Member States. Many other reports deal with this topic, including reports about election observation and the monitoring of countries. I am grateful to our partners from the OSCE – the long-term observers who scrutinise very effectively what is happening in the media landscape, long before...

Activities