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Mr Kimmo KILJUNEN (Finland, SOC)


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 (from 27/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • 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 (from 03/10/2019 to 22/01/2023)


Last speeches

20/06/2023 | 16:31:54 Thank you very much, Madam President. I am also speaking as a rapporteur for the national political reform process in Belarus, the report process here in the Council of Europe. It was a great moment to listen to the democratic lady of Belarus, Ms Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA to address us today. In a similar way, it was a very emotionally strong moment when this accession started to have the white and red colours of the Volny Chor addressed to us by singing. The words were very indicative... 25/04/2023 | 19:52:56 Thank you very much, Madam President. Dear colleagues, on behalf of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, I wish to thank the rapporteur Ms Ria OOMEN-RUIJTEN for the excellent work you have prepared. I also thank all members of the Parliamentary Assembly and in particular our partners for their valuable contributions to our debate in this hemicycle today. As the rapporteur reminded us, the partnership for democracy was launched by the Parliamentary Assembly in 2009. It became... 25/04/2023 | 16:36:26 Mister President, I'm more than glad that I can now make a statement after my colleague from Norway. I'm from Finland. Obviously we Nordic countries are congratulating our fellow Nordic country, Iceland, and particularly obviously Ms Þórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörð GYLFADÓTTIR, minister for foreign affairs of Iceland, and the whole delegation in the Council of Europe, including the Government of Iceland for organising this Summit, which is obviously a great achievement. We can also see how well and... 26/01/2023 | 19:30:24 Mr President, I would like to start by saying pity, pity, pity. Session after session, we finally, during the final days, we have the discussion about the desperate conflict between two nations –Azeris, Armenians– who have lived centuries close to each other, that there is a war, tensions and problems. That is very pity. Now, we do have the discussion about the potential major blockade of Lachin corridor and total blockade of the Nagorno-Karabakh as a whole. Obviously, if that is fully... 26/01/2023 | 11:32:55 Mr President, We are having here, just now, an exceptionally important discussion on the Russian aggression against Ukraine. Thanks very much, Ms Oleksandra MATVIICHUK, for your very strong, valuable and even emotionally touching speech. Thank you very much indeed. You noted that the war which Russia is carrying out in Ukraine, that Russia has committed many very serious war crimes. You requested us to consider seriously that we need a special international tribunal to address this. I fully...