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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 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)

  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (since 27/01/2020)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 30/09/2019)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 24/06/2019)
  • 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)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Armenia): Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (since 11/12/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 03/10/2019)


Last speeches

28/09/2021 | 18:57:36 Ladies and gentlemen, I have, once again, the very unpleasant duty to chair the meeting at the last moment of the day. It was the same yesterday, and we were left very little time, yesterday, like now also. That means that we will try to be swift and quick in terms of speeches and in terms of conducting the meeting. That is actually my responsibility to do it that that way. The item we are now discussing – we principally have half an hour, maybe 5 minutes can be extra time, but that is... 27/09/2021 | 17:17:02 (...what happens if I start to vomit. I'm so sorry - this is actually for health reasons for me that I... in my parliament I have usually actually not... but I will try to do my best, I will try to do my best. Can I start once again?) Thanks Mr Paul GAVAN for an excellent report. It's a good base for our discussion. Secondly I want to remind you about 2001, the year Azerbaijan and Armenia joined the Council of Europe. It was agreed - it was clearly agreed - that only peaceful means were to be... 23/06/2021 | 10:31:51 Mr President, dear colleagues, During its April session, our Assembly adopted two resolutions concerning Belarus. The resolution on "human rights violations in Belarus" gives a detailed account of the serious and repeated human rights violations committed on a massive scale following the 2020 presidential election. Similarly, the resolution on the "urgent need for electoral reform in Belarus" condemns in the strongest terms the unprecedented wave of violence, mass arrests, intimidation and... 22/06/2021 | 16:50:52 Ladies and gentlemen, let's move to the next item. I'll try to do my best with this hammer which the President kindly offered to me. I suppose it's not very much needed. We are very orderly running the discussions. Obviously, you all know very well that during the annual progress report the overall theme for all of us was the pandemic, the Covid-19 pandemic. It has had a big impact for the organisation obviously, also on our work and also, of course, throughout Europe. It's a serious... 22/04/2021 | 10:07:31 Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, The faces here in the podium are now changing and we are also changing the item we are discussing. Now we will have an urgent debate procedure. Debate on the arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January 2021. The item will be presented by Mr Jacques MAIRE on behalf of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights. Before starting this debate I wanted to say a few practical matters on how to conduct this session. I know the issue itself is very...