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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

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... 21/04/2021 | 19:36:06 Okay. That's fine. Then I shall now put the amendment to the vote. Sorry. Obviously. I will now put the sub-amendment to the vote first and then the amendment. Sub-amendment to the vote. The vote is open. Okay. The vote is closed. The result: It's approved with a clear majority. Now we come to the main Amendment 1. Does anybody wish to speak against Amendment 1 as approved, as changed? What is the Committee's opinion? Supposedly yes. Yes. It's very clear. Now we will put Amendment 1 as... 21/04/2021 | 18:44:47 Now we’ll move to Mr Luís LEITE RAMOS, the chairman of the Committee. Do you want to have three minutes? Yes, Mr Luís LEITE RAMOS. Is he online? OK. Is the connection there or not? Yes, we caught the connection but we lost it. Try again. It would be useful to have the chairman, obviously, because the Committee prepared this report and obviously the next stage is to agree with it. To save time I already said that the Committee made this resolution and eight amendments have been tabled. As far... 21/04/2021 | 12:17:20 Mr President, thanks very much. My first words, I am very, very grateful for both Lord David BLENCATHRA as well as for Ms Alexandra LOUIS for the reports they have made. Very crucial, important items, human rights situation in Belarus, as well as the situation of election reform needs. The Assembly has chosen a path to write first these two reports concerning the past and the present situation. And fair enough, the reports are very important and thanks very much also for the useful discussion... 20/04/2021 | 17:30:56 Chair, My colleague Mr Stefan SCHENNACH from the Socialist Group spoke on behalf of the Socialist Group and he mentioned that he is also the rapporteur for Azerbaijan. I'm also a member of the same group but I am a rapporteur for Armenia. I fully share all the point of views that he actually indicated. The war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the wars between Armenia and Azerbaijan to be more precise, is a very very unfortunate process. All these wars over Nagorno-Karabakh have been...