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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

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... 30/01/2020 | 15:41:07 Thank you, Mr. President. The Italian delegation asked for this urgent debate because the Mediterranean and the Middle East are affected by particularly important events. Of course, as some have objected, the Mediterranean and the Middle East do not belong to the area of the Council of Europe. But no one can ignore the fact that everything that happens on our doorstep, and the Mediterranean is on our doorstep, affects us and produces dynamics that directly affect us. One needs only to think... 28/01/2020 | 11:04:54 Thank you, president. We are all used to democratic systems that are based on the division of powers, the independence of the judiciary, a check and balance between parliament and government, and freedom of the media. That is exactly what is being questioned in Poland today. We are discussing a report which clearly condemns the tampering of a fundamental principle of democracies, which is the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers, the executive power, the judiciary and... 03/10/2019 | 10:51:56 Thank you, Mr. President. I would like our debate not to be taken for granted, because I believe that no one in this forum disagrees with the fact that we must save lives and avoid, after 20,000 people have died in 6 years, other deaths. So it is clear that we must do everything to save human lives. After that, I would like this Assembly to also be aware that there are a number of issues related to saving lives. Starting with the fact that, once you have saved human lives, you need to know... 26/06/2019 | 15:41:07 Madame President, The Rules of Procedure Committee debated yesterday, even for a long time, but did not reach a decision that would allow a resolution to be adopted, as you have already mentioned. At the same time, the Monitoring Committee adopted a resolution ratifying the credentials, the one presented by Sir Roger GALE. It is a resolution which ratifies the credentials without introducing sanctions, but which makes very pressing demands of the Russian authorities: the request that a...