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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)
  • Alternate of Ms Mailis REPS (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 22/06/2015 to 22/01/2017)

Interventions

Last speeches

11/04/2019 | 16:05:28 I have two reasons to speak about this report. First, Danske Bank in Estonia is also about my country of Estonia. Criticism is justified, given that the anti-money laundering mechanisms were too weak, and there was probably even too much trust with regard to Scandinavian banks. Unfortunately, new questions are already being asked about Swedbank. Secondly, I was for a very long time the rapporteur on Azerbaijan and afterwards Chair of the Monitoring Committee. Now that period is being... 10/04/2019 | 18:57:05 In this part-session we have three reports about our rules and our role, namely our role in co-operation with the European Union and the role of the Assembly within the framework of the Council of Europe. Self-reflection can be very important for organisations, but I think three such reports is too much. Meanwhile there are corruption cases and there are political assassinations, especially in the Russian Federation, which are not resolved. There are also problems with monitoring and how to... 24/01/2019 | 11:28:16 I too thank Mr Andreas NICK for the report. The political message is clear – our commitment to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine – as is our strong call to the Russian Federation to immediately release the Ukrainian sailors and refrain from further violence. At the same time, as pointed out by Mr John HOWELL at the beginning of the debate, and by various previous speakers, I would also like us to use even stronger terms. Yes, it was naked Russian aggression and it is a... 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...

Activities