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In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 24/01/2022
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 25/01/2021 to 23/01/2022
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 24/06/2019 to 24/01/2021

In the Assembly

  • since 24/06/2019 Representative - Finland
  • from 16/04/2007 to 24/05/2007 Substitute - Finland

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

  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 25/01/2022)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 30/09/2019)
  • Ex officio (Rule 14.3 of the Rules of Procedure): Bureau of the Assembly (from 24/06/2019 to 26/11/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 24/06/2019)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 24/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Democracy (since 27/01/2022)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Armenia): Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (since 11/12/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 03/10/2019)


Last speeches

13/10/2022 | 17:25:27 Thank you very much, Mister President. On behalf of the committee I would like to congratulate the rapporteur Mr George KATROUGALOS for his report and for having navigated such delicate topic as we have discussed today. We recognise that  [there are] many issues related to this issue. Regardless of whether one agrees or not with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, it was a fundamental change for the political reality in Europe. The report in front of us today... 13/10/2022 | 16:24:10 Dear colleagues, We have had here very tough discussions this week looking at heavy political issues and controversies in the world. And today, we are actually just now, discussing a totally different type of issue where we are looking the human being from inside, issues related to our senses and also principal values which we are carrying like tolerance and acceptance of differences in life. Usually when you are assessing this double situation, political conclusions, I would almost say the... 13/10/2022 | 12:46:21 Thank you very much, Mr President. I will speak on behalf of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy here. First of all, I would like say thanks very much to Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS, the rapporteur, for this very, very important report. Earlier this morning, President Volodymyr ZELENSKYY emphasised how the entire international community must play a strong role during the current aggression. This urgent debate, exactly, is a small but significant demonstration that the Assembly intends... 22/06/2022 | 16:05:30 Mister President, this is a bit of an extraordinary situation because I am making a speech in this Hemicycle and it is the first time the speech is not mine. I am an alter ego for Ms Boriana ÅBERG from Sweden. It is an honour, it is a delight that I can give her speech. It is her speech but there is one paragraph I disagree with and I will make a new note about that when we are in that paragraph, otherwise it is her speech. Dear colleagues, I would like to start by paying tribute to the work... 21/06/2022 | 18:39:50 Mister President, It is so nice to speak after Ms Mai KIVELÄ, my country lady. The same country, the same subject. I start in the same way. Mister Frank SCHWABE and Madam Thórhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR, thanks very, very much for your excellent and very profound reports on a subject that is very actual and important for all of us today. I am actually just now reading a novel by a Russian writer who is living here in France: Andreï Makine. There is a motto in the novel and the motto is the...