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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

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... 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...