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In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 25/01/2021
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 08/10/2018 to 24/01/2021
  • Member: Socialist Group from 02/10/2006 to 03/10/2011

In the Assembly

  • since 08/10/2018 Substitute - Italy
  • from 02/10/2006 to 03/10/2011 Representative - Italy
  • from 28/06/1994 to 07/11/1996 Representative - Italy

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

  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/01/2020)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 24/05/2019 to 30/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 23/11/2018)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 12/10/2018)
  • Member: (Former) Political Affairs Committee / Committee on General Affairs (from 02/10/2006 to 03/10/2011)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 24/01/2019)


Last speeches

30/09/2021 | 12:23:09 Thank you. I agree entirely with the report by Mr George PAPANDREOU and I thank him for it. I believe that we must start from a very simple consideration: 18 years have passed since Thessaloniki, 26 years have passed since Dayton and integration is still a long way off. This is causing disappointment and frustration in the region, and the expectations of these peoples, of these countries, towards the European Union are waning. Someone wrote it, however, and someone circulated it, and it is a... 30/09/2021 | 09:39:53 Thank you, Mister President, In three minutes I want to focus on a few issues. I thank my colleague Sir Tony LLOYD and agree with his report. The theme seems to me to be this: "Isolate or interject with the Taliban?". Clearly, looking at what the Taliban are doing, our first instinct would be to isolate them. However, isolating them would mean giving the Taliban a free hand over Afghan society, making those who are fighting so courageously for their rights even weaker and handing Afghanistan... 24/06/2021 | 12:07:02 Thank you, President. And I agree with the report presented to us by my colleague Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ, I thank him and I would like to develop in three minutes three points. Firstly, those who land in Greece, Italy and Spain want to come to Europe, and this is a very simple issue that can be easily observed. The fact that there are countries that continue to consider that the management of migratory flows is the responsibility of the countries of first arrival, as provided for in the... 22/04/2021 | 12:22:09 Thank you very much. However... I would like to say this to the Turkish Members, to Ms YILDIZ and to the others: there is no prejudice against Turkey in the Council of Europe. This attitude of our Turkish colleagues of always presenting themselves as the victims of prejudice, of preconceptions, is not founded. Turkey is a great country, as we know. Turkey, through one of its influential representatives, held the presidency of this assembly a few years ago. Turkey is a country that is listened... 20/11/2020 | 15:15:29 So, I would also like to thank Mr Frank SCHWABE who has done a really excellent job. Now, it is clear that all of us would like to do the assembly in attendance as soon as possible and we hope to be able to do it in January. However, this is not in our hands. It is clear that, if the epidemic continues at the current rate, we are not sure whether the conditions are in place to attend the assembly in January, and we must therefore have flexibility. I think that the proposals that Frank has put...