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Mr Kimmo KILJUNEN (Finland, SOC)


In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 22/01/2024
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 24/01/2022 to 21/01/2024
  • 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 (from 25/01/2022 to 21/01/2024)
  • 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 External Relations (since 25/01/2024)
  • 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 (from 11/12/2019 to 26/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 03/10/2019 to 22/01/2023)


Last speeches

25/01/2024 | 17:35:24 Mr President, colleagues, Thank you very much for your remarks - very important contributions from all of you. Ms Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA, excellent speech, excellent profound speech. You were not only looking back, you were looking forward. You said very clearly that the destiny of Ukraine and Belarus are intertwined. You clearly said that without Ukraine winning you cannot actually build a democratic society, but you also said very clearly, without democratic sovereign Belarus, there will... 25/01/2024 | 16:34:03 Mister President, Dear colleagues, Dear friends, Ladies and gentlemen, It's a very, very great moment for me personally. A three-and-a-half-year process is at the end. We started the report process three and a half years ago. Particularly, I am very honoured that Ms Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA, the leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus, might say, my friend, you respect your present by your presence, this report process that we are now ending. That is a great honour. Thank you very much... 23/01/2024 | 17:33:06 Madam President, I am more than pleased that I can follow Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN for her excellent presentation but, unfortunately, I am not one hundred per cent sure where I am from listening to some of the statements today. We are supposed to be the leading human rights organisation of Europe, actually, in the whole world. We have said so many times that human rights are universal and we defend human rights everywhere. War crimes are war crimes, there are no excuses when war crimes are... 11/10/2023 | 16:41:54 Mister President, We are living in bad times. Dear colleagues, We are witnessing black pages of European history; military means and cruel violence are used to solve political problems. Power politics is back in its most cruel format. Obviously, everything is overshadowed by this ruthless Russian aggression against Ukraine. We have also witnessed in South Caucuses the deportation of a whole nation from the ancient territories where they have lived – and really lived – a thousand years in... 20/06/2023 | 16:31:54 Thank you very much, Madam President. I am also speaking as a rapporteur for the national political reform process in Belarus, the report process here in the Council of Europe. It was a great moment to listen to the democratic lady of Belarus, Ms Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA to address us today. In a similar way, it was a very emotionally strong moment when this accession started to have the white and red colours of the Volny Chor addressed to us by singing. The words were very indicative...