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Mr Rik DAEMS

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 27/01/2020
  • Chairperson: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 09/10/2017 to 26/01/2020
  • Vice-Chairperson: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 25/01/2015 to 09/10/2017
  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 18/11/2014 to 24/01/2015

In the Assembly

  • since 30/09/2019 Representative - Belgium
  • from 18/11/2014 to 29/09/2019 Substitute - Belgium
  • from 23/11/2007 to 12/11/2010 Representative - Belgium

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

  • President of the Assembly: Presidential Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (since 27/01/2020)
  • President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 21/01/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 21/01/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 09/10/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 09/10/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Presidential Committee (from 09/10/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Bureau of the Assembly (from 09/10/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Standing Committee (from 09/10/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 09/10/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 09/10/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 27/01/2017 to 09/10/2017)
  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 23/01/2017 to 16/10/2017)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 18/11/2014 to 29/09/2019)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 18/11/2014)
  • Ex officio (Rule 14.3 of the Rules of Procedure): Bureau of the Assembly (from 18/11/2014 to 09/11/2015)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 24/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (from 09/10/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on relations with the OECD and the EBRD (from 08/12/2014 to 22/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Kristien Van VAERENBERGH (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 30/09/2019 to 27/01/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

21/04/2021 | 10:05:16 Dear colleagues, Please take your places. We're going to start. I hope that some other of our colleagues of the ALDE Group are going to come in here. Okay, we'll have to start. Good morning, dear colleagues. Please take your seats. Welcome, my good colleague and friend President of the European Parliament David SASSOLI. We are very glad to have you on board. Members are trickling in because as you know they had the group meetings. So I'm like ringing my bell to get them in. Anyway, they are... 20/04/2021 | 15:02:25 Well, we do not really have any more time so I do apologise, Madam Secretary General, that we have to finish up because we have our other debate which is going to start. Maybe in the future we might seek to have a little bit more time in our agendas, both yours and ourselves, in order to address some more questions. I am very sad and sorry, but okay, we've got Ángel Gurría who is waiting. So I'm in the middle of Secretary Generals here. Yourself, mine - well not mine - the one of the assembly... 20/04/2021 | 14:28:08 Amendment 11 has been accepted by the Committee with a large majority. I shall now put it to the vote. The vote is open. The vote is closed. Result please. 108 in favour, 11 against, 13 abstentions. The amendment is carried. We will now proceed to the vote on the draft resolution contained in Document 15252 as we amended it by amendments and including the oral amendment. We require a simple majority in this case. Members present in the Chamber use the system here, for remotely use the system... 20/04/2021 | 14:08:55 Thank you. I understand the Committee rejected the amendment Mr Chair? I shall now put the amendment to the vote. Members present in the Chamber should use the hemicycle voting system, so those of you here please use the system using your card. Members participating remotely should vote using the remote voting system. The vote in the hemicycle and via remote voting is now open. Are we okay with that? The vote is open. The vote is closed. Results please. 34 in favour, 53 against, 11... 20/04/2021 | 14:03:31 Dear colleagues, If I may ask you to be seated, so we can start our work. I still see some short private discussions to my left. So that's done. We still have a big discussion between the lady in light blue and the gentleman with the blue tie. Don't worry, don't worry, I'm not gonna throw anything at you. No problem. Okay, the sitting is open. The next item on the agenda is the continuation of the debate on the report titled "The Assembly's vision on the strategic priorities of the Council...

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