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Mr Rik DAEMS

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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)

  • Ex officio (Rule 20.3 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 24/01/2022)
  • Ex officio (Rule 20.3 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 24/01/2022)
  • Ex officio (Rule 20.3 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 24/01/2022)
  • President of the Assembly: Presidential Committee (from 27/01/2020 to 24/01/2022)
  • President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 27/01/2020 to 24/01/2022)
  • President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 27/01/2020 to 24/01/2022)
  • 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 (since 27/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Democracy (since 27/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 24/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning 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

24/01/2022 | 16:24:08 Thank you, Madam President. Thanks to all the colleagues who intervened. On behalf, obviously, in joining me on congratulating the new President and on commending me, that was not necessary, but it always feels nice, I have to admit. Two elements upfront: gender equality, environment and human rights. It is clear that this needs to be on the agenda. I thank all of you for flagging that again, but then you should work on it. It is not enough to say it. It has to be done. So I, as one, in the... 24/01/2022 | 15:42:35 There are two elements that are really, in my book, most important, the first one concerns gender equality in the Istanbul Convention – we were able to revisit it in June but we took it on afterwards. By the way, Mr President, if I may give you one word of advice, book your ticket to Mexico, they are waiting for you now, just to sign up to the Istanbul Convention, so that is one of the elements that is waiting. We wanted to go before but let's say that lucky enough now this is your privilege... 24/01/2022 | 15:40:49 Thank you, Mr President. I am no longer president: I am the outgoing president, past, as you wish. You are the president. Congratulations, once again, on your election. I am sure that all of us will be able to work with you to achieve results that will perhaps surpass what we have been able to do in the last two years. I hope so, anyway. The fact that I can make this report is a little tradition, if you like, that the outgoing president has the opportunity to thank everyone a little bit... 30/09/2021 | 11:04:32 Good day, dear colleagues. Some of us will be heading out of the Committees, Mister Minister. The next item of business this morning is the address by Mr Nikola DIMITROV, Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs of North Macedonia. This will be followed by a Q&A. Of course any question can be put to you, Mister Minister, but you, of course, own your answers. Politicians sometimes answer something that you have to say, but we know that. Anyway, I wish to welcome you warm-heartedly. I think... 29/09/2021 | 16:22:28 Thank you, Ms Anuna DE WEVER VAN DER HEYDEN for that message. It is shaking us, a little bit, to our feet - which is needed, and I think that we share that kind of a 'combat' if we may say. The last sentence was, as far as I'm concerned, was also extremely important and of course the other ones before; you really understand what we try to do from the Assembly side with resolutions; but specifically with recommendations which have been accepted unanimously. You support that question, that...

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