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Membership of political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Assembly Member

  • 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

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

  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee
  • President of the Assembly: Presidential Committee
  • President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly
  • President of the Assembly: Standing Committee


Last speeches

29/01/2020 | 15:35:45 Madam Secretary General, Welcome to the Assembly for your first annual communication. Since your election in June last year, the Assembly has had excellent relations with you, and we are grateful for your support for the work on the complementary joint procedure with the Committee of Ministers. As I said in my inaugural speech, we have moved from dialogue to trialogue. Today, we have the opportunity to strengthen this new model of co-operation between the Parliamentary Assembly, the Committee of... 29/01/2020 | 12:01:57 Mr President, welcome to the Council of Europe and to our Parliamentary Assembly. This chamber is not unknown to you, as you are one of our former colleagues so basically it's a little bit welcome back home. But importantly it's an honour to see you today as the President of the Republic of Moldova, one of our member states, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary on the Council of Europe. During these 25 years we have developed excellent cooperation. Council of Europe institutions and es... 28/01/2020 | 12:00:13 Madam President. It is an immense honour to be able to have you with us here in this Hemicycle today in our beautiful home which houses members of parliament from 47 different countries, united by shared values such as democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Madam President, your country, Georgia, chose a bit more than 20 years ago to become part of this family of values on 27 April 1999, a major step in the constitution of democratic institutions in your country with new importance given t... 27/01/2020 | 12:29:58 Is that a regular vote that we need, a normal majority? We have a request from Mr Piotr TOLSTOY, although it will be practically very difficult, to move the current credentials debate from Thursday to Wednesday. We'll put it to the vote. If it carries a majority, then we will probably need to move some other reports. As I am informed, it will probably mean that the reported cases of political prisoners in Azerbaijan will move to Thursday or even later. We will now proceed to vote on the question... 27/01/2020 | 12:24:02 Thank you. I inform you that the Bureau of the Assembly is against. We shall now vote on the request. The vote is open. Okay. The vote is almost closed. I mean, it's going up and down here. It's very strange. Okay, the vote is closed. The request for an urgent procedure has failed to achieve the required two-thirds majority. Then we go to the current debates. No, we have others. What is this? I'm fairly new dear Colleagues so abide me a little bit to get acquainted with this. Okay, now we have t...