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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

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... 21/06/2022 | 10:47:21 Mister President, The subject of our discussion today is the "Recent Security Challenges in Europe: the role of the Council of Europe". I think it is very important for us to try to remember and understand what is the basis of European security structure. Today after the post-Cold War period when we created the - let's say the new security architecture here - Helsinki Final Act, obviously the Paris Charter stipulates the basics. Obviously one of the basics is the respect of sovereignty... 28/04/2022 | 11:39:30 Mr President, first of all I would like to say thanks very much to Mr Aleksander POCIEJ: this is an excellent report. Furthermore, I say to you, Aleksander, it's also an important report, it's a very important report indeed. What we witness in Ukraine today is some serious violations of international law and against human rights. We all have been shocked. Absolutely. We all have been shocked. The Russian continued aggression and brutality, and in particular attacks on civilians, including... 27/04/2022 | 17:14:39 Mr President, thank you very much for also allowing me to say a few words on behalf of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy. Last month, as you very well know, we organised an extraordinary Parliamentary Assembly meeting here due to the events that happened in Europe on 24 February.  The Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy prepared the Assembly Opinion on the question of the Russian Federation's exclusion from the Council of Europe due to that aggression. And that was, as...