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Ms Elvira KOVÁCS


Membership of political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party

Assembly Member

  • since 23/05/2014 Representative-Serbia
  • from 21/01/2013 to 23/05/2014 Substitute-Serbia
  • from 01/10/2007 to 01/10/2012 Substitute-Serbia

MP's role(s) in Committee(s) and Sub-Committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality


Last speeches

26/06/2019 | 10:25:10 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, We all know people who are affected by mental health issues. Yet, mental illness is still surrounded by stigma and stereotypes and people with mental health conditions or psychosocial disabilities are still subjected to treatment and attention without their consent. I would like, first of all, to congratulate Madam Rapporteur for really her excellent work and excellent analysis of this paradigm. She has shown the harmful effects of an approach to psyc... 25/06/2019 | 18:56:00 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues. First of all, thank you for a really rich debate. It is true that you in your interventions you mostly focused on the Istanbul Convention but I think Béatrice FRESKO-ROLFO explained how actually the two reports are interlinked.  Since my report was focusing on how we started from a plan to have really an ambitious agenda for gender equality. Of course, the main idea was to celebrate the 70th anniversary of this organisation and to look back on what we... 25/06/2019 | 15:47:15 Thank you, Madam President, dear colleagues, ladies and gentleman. 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 equality is therefore really a central mission of the Council of Europe. Human Rights, democracy and peace are the three key points without which it would be impossible to build the institutional infrastructure... 10/04/2019 | 10:06:39 Political leaders have a greater responsibility and a more important role in preventing and combating hate speech and intolerance than others do, because they have broader opportunities to spread prejudice against certain groups. The impact of political speech is greater, because politicians are in positions of authority. Hate speech has an impact on potential offenders, who feel encouraged in their intolerance. Politicians, along with other public figures, have a particularly significant respon...