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In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 24/06/2019

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

31/01/2020 | 10:03:45 Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, Good morning for everybody. My first commentary for you all this Friday morning with a very, very, heavy week behind us. You who are here I must really call you “heroes of labour“. We are still working. We have two documents, two reports to consider this morning and some other decisions to be made. So welcome to the meeting. The sitting is now open. The first issue is the changes in the membership of the committees. There has been a change to the proposed in... 28/01/2020 | 20:09:31 What is the opinion of the Committee? “The Committee is against by a large majority.” Okay. Now I shall put the amendment to the vote.  The vote is open. You're very quick this time. The vote is now closed. I call for the result.  The amendment is rejected.  Now we move to, actually, the whole draft resolution. There is a simple majority needed. We will now proceed to vote on the draft resolution contained in document 15021 as amended. Now the vote is open. Now we're voting for the whole... 27/01/2020 | 12:52:18 Mr President, may I first also congratulate you for your election on behalf of the Socialist, Democrat and Green Group of this Parliamentary Assembly. Congratulations, we will support you in your important job. Secondly, I would also like to congratulate the new Vice President of the organisation, but in particular I would like to say thanks for the outgoing President Lillian PASQUIER. You've made a very, very, very great job in very difficult times. We will continue the same job in terms of... 26/06/2019 | 16:07:06 Madam Chair, I'm a bit puzzled of recently the discussion here by these two days. I have some elementary questions for you all. First, is the Council of Europe, by its essence, a human rights organisation or an institution to solve international conflicts? Secondly, are human rights better protected in Russia if that country is out of Council of Europe than inside it? Thirdly, out of all pending applications in European Court of Human Rights, 13 000 - that is 20% of all - are from Russia. The...