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Ms Elvira KOVÁCS

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party since 24/01/2022
  • Treasurer: Group of the European People's Party from 27/01/2021 to 23/01/2022
  • 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)

  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (since 24/01/2022)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (since 24/01/2022)
  • 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)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (since 27/04/2022)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 26/01/2021 to 24/01/2022)
  • 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 Political Affairs and Democracy (since 10/10/2022)
  • 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

12/10/2022 | 17:52:47 Thank you, distinguished Chair. Dear colleagues, We should not think of democracy in a static way. Democracy has continually evolved since its emergence. Across Central and Eastern Europe, democratic institutions have evolved from the ruins of failed socialist systems. A multi-party system, free elections, secret ballots and other aspects of a representational government have been rapidly developed since 1989 in many countries in the region. The very question posed by this report is the... 11/10/2022 | 11:39:38 Thank you, distinguished president. Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, For the last two decades it has been reiterated many times that the full EU membership for the Western Balkans is a geostrategic investment in a stable, strong, and united Europe. However, at this point, we have to admit that the EU enlargement policy towards the Western Balkans is at a standstill. Very modest progress has been made in the field of European integration in the region, and in recent years, the EU has... 20/06/2022 | 12:51:25 Thank you. This thing we share, dear colleagues, it is valuable that we meet, talk, and use our experiences to try to improve our institutions and our procedures. As you know, regular presidential elections as well as the early parliamentary elections and local elections in 13 locals have government units and in one city municipality were held on 30 April this year in Serbia. The republic electoral commission is in charge of conducting the election and announcing the final results. Electoral... 26/04/2022 | 11:09:34 Thank you. Distinguished Chair, Dear Colleagues, During the last two decades the Council of Europe has been providing support to Serbia to advance its reform agenda, ensuring compliance with the Council of Europe's standards and advancing the European Union accession process. As you all know, Serbia is committed to pursue its integration into the European Union. Therefore, support of the Council of Europe for all key reform activities in our country, especially those which are part of the... 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...

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