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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 (from 27/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • 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 (from 03/10/2019 to 22/01/2023)


Last speeches

26/01/2023 | 19:30:24 Mr President, I would like to start by saying pity, pity, pity. Session after session, we finally, during the final days, we have the discussion about the desperate conflict between two nations –Azeris, Armenians– who have lived centuries close to each other, that there is a war, tensions and problems. That is very pity. Now, we do have the discussion about the potential major blockade of Lachin corridor and total blockade of the Nagorno-Karabakh as a whole. Obviously, if that is fully... 26/01/2023 | 11:32:55 Mr President, We are having here, just now, an exceptionally important discussion on the Russian aggression against Ukraine. Thanks very much, Ms Oleksandra MATVIICHUK, for your very strong, valuable and even emotionally touching speech. Thank you very much indeed. You noted that the war which Russia is carrying out in Ukraine, that Russia has committed many very serious war crimes. You requested us to consider seriously that we need a special international tribunal to address this. I fully... 24/01/2023 | 17:39:43 Madam Chair, President Tiny KOX mentioned that, when opening this issue, that this is the most relevant report. Fourth Summit of this organisation. I do agree. The rapporteur Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN said in her statements at the beginning there are major big challenges in Europe today with we should clearly address at this organisation's level. That is also true. And the report is very very solid and good, I can support it. I have two specific points to address. First, the issue of Kosovo... 13/10/2022 | 17:25:27 Thank you very much, Mister President. On behalf of the committee I would like to congratulate the rapporteur Mr George KATROUGALOS for his report and for having navigated such delicate topic as we have discussed today. We recognise that  [there are] many issues related to this issue. Regardless of whether one agrees or not with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, it was a fundamental change for the political reality in Europe. The report in front of us today... 13/10/2022 | 16:24:10 Dear colleagues, We have had here very tough discussions this week looking at heavy political issues and controversies in the world. And today, we are actually just now, discussing a totally different type of issue where we are looking the human being from inside, issues related to our senses and also principal values which we are carrying like tolerance and acceptance of differences in life. Usually when you are assessing this double situation, political conclusions, I would almost say the...