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Mr Kimmo KILJUNEN (Finland, SOC)


In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 22/01/2024
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 24/01/2022 to 21/01/2024
  • 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 (from 25/01/2022 to 21/01/2024)
  • 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 External Relations (since 25/01/2024)
  • 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 (from 11/12/2019 to 26/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 03/10/2019 to 22/01/2023)


Last speeches

18/04/2024 | 18:26:24 Mister President, Two weeks ago, I visited Palestine and Israel meeting the political leadership on both sides. The country is full of fear, bitterness, hate. The international community is having too many double standards. That's my question, and I have lots of confusing questions to you to address. First, is it so that everything started on October 7th last year, or is it actually a vicious circle of decades, even centuries? Is it so that one war crime justifies other war crimes? Is it so... 16/04/2024 | 18:32:46 Mister President, Thanks very much to Ms Dora BAKOYANNIS, for this excellent, excellent report. As Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO just mentioned, you took on a serious challenge and you made an excellent, good report. You kept your integrity very clear and it is a balanced one for all of us to assess. Clearly, Ms Dora BAKOYANNIS, you were a bridge builder. You try to find issues where we can share views, opinions and have somewhat consensus. You try to seek solutions instead of controversies. We have... 25/01/2024 | 17:35:24 Mr President, colleagues, Thank you very much for your remarks - very important contributions from all of you. Ms Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA, excellent speech, excellent profound speech. You were not only looking back, you were looking forward. You said very clearly that the destiny of Ukraine and Belarus are intertwined. You clearly said that without Ukraine winning you cannot actually build a democratic society, but you also said very clearly, without democratic sovereign Belarus, there will... 25/01/2024 | 16:34:03 Mister President, Dear colleagues, Dear friends, Ladies and gentlemen, It's a very, very great moment for me personally. A three-and-a-half-year process is at the end. We started the report process three and a half years ago. Particularly, I am very honoured that Ms Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA, the leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus, might say, my friend, you respect your present by your presence, this report process that we are now ending. That is a great honour. Thank you very much... 23/01/2024 | 17:33:06 Madam President, I am more than pleased that I can follow Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN for her excellent presentation but, unfortunately, I am not one hundred per cent sure where I am from listening to some of the statements today. We are supposed to be the leading human rights organisation of Europe, actually, in the whole world. We have said so many times that human rights are universal and we defend human rights everywhere. War crimes are war crimes, there are no excuses when war crimes are...