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Ms Elvira KOVÁCS

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In the political groups

  • Treasurer: Group of the European People's Party since 27/01/2021
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 21/12/2020 to 26/01/2021
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 11/10/2018 to 20/12/2020
  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the European People's Party from 08/02/2018 to 10/10/2018
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 27/01/2014 to 07/02/2018
  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the European People's Party from 02/10/2013 to 26/01/2014
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 21/01/2013 to 01/10/2013
  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the European People's Party from 01/10/2007 to 01/10/2012

In the Assembly

  • since 21/12/2020 Representative - Serbia
  • from 23/05/2014 to 20/12/2020 Representative - Serbia
  • from 21/01/2013 to 23/05/2014 Substitute - Serbia
  • from 30/09/2007 to 01/10/2012 Substitute - Serbia

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 19/03/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 21/12/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 21/12/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination: Bureau of the Assembly (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination: Standing Committee (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 27/01/2015 to 25/01/2016)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 23/05/2014 to 20/12/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 21/01/2013 to 20/12/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 23/01/2012 to 01/10/2012)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 23/01/2012 to 01/10/2012)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: (Former) Committee on Culture, Science and Education (from 01/10/2007 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men (from 01/10/2007 to 23/01/2012)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (since 26/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (since 21/12/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (since 21/12/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 30/01/2020 to 20/12/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 30/01/2020 to 20/12/2020)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 28/01/2020 to 20/12/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 24/01/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 24/01/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (from 24/01/2017 to 23/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Public Health and Sustainable Development (from 24/01/2017 to 23/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 27/01/2015 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (from 26/06/2014 to 27/01/2015)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Public Health (from 26/06/2014 to 27/01/2015)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 24/01/2013 to 28/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 22/01/2013 to 28/01/2014)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 20/03/2012 to 01/10/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 26/01/2012 to 01/10/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 23/01/2012 to 01/10/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 23/01/2012 to 01/10/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 23/01/2012 to 20/03/2012)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on trafficking in human beings (from 27/01/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on the Cultural Heritage (from 01/10/2007 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Youth and Sport (from 01/10/2007 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on equal participation of women and men in decision-making (from 01/10/2007 to 27/01/2011)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Violence against Women (from 01/10/2007 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Djordje MILIĆEVIĆ (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 01/10/2012 to 22/05/2014)
  • Alternate of Mr Dragan TODOROVIĆ (Member): (Former) Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs (from 25/06/2007 to 23/01/2012)

Interventions

Last speeches

28/09/2021 | 19:50:11 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I am convinced that we all are against the so-called “honour crimes” and strongly oppose this form of unacceptable behaviour stemming from various traditions, customs or religions perpetrated by family members who do not accept a life choice, a desire for emancipaion etc. of their daughters, sisters, mothers, cousins - their victims. All forms of violence against women (and girls), including those in the name of traditional codes of honour... 28/09/2021 | 19:42:09 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) The right of each and every citizen to be represented in the political decision-making process is one of the basic principles of democracy. An elected body should reflect the political composition of the electorate. As long as women and men do not enjoy the same empowerment, participation, visibility and equal access to resources, we cannot consider human rights to be respected, nor democracy and the rule of law to be achieved. Gender... 23/06/2021 | 16:29:59 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, At the very beginning, I would like to stress that different electoral systems regulations, should allow for political participation of people belonging to minorities. Thresholds and other measures that could disadvantage minority parties from accessing elected bodies should be changed. The right of each and every citizen to be represented in the political decision-making process is one of the basic principles of democracy. An elected body should... 22/06/2021 | 17:00:23 Dear Chair, dear colleagues, First of all, of course I wish to congratulate Mr Andrej HUNKO for this report. It draws attention to the socio-economic dimension of the crisis induced by the Covid-19 pandemic and points out that its effects have been aggravated due to structural weaknesses that already existed within our societies. The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination welcomes the recognition that inclusive and sustainable development must be at the heart of all recovery efforts... 19/04/2021 | 19:43:03 Thank you, distinguished Chair, dear colleagues. Thank you for this really constructive debate and all of the nice and not so nice words I heard during this debate. First of all, I would like to focus on the fact that about 340 indigenous national minorities live and operate in 47 European countries, which is more than 100 million people. That means that every seventh inhabitants of the continent is a member of a national minority or an ethnic group. This report is about them. I understand...

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