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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

20/11/2020 | 17:34:32 Thank you. The chairman of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media has already spoken at the beginning. As we all have seen, he is now, unfortunately for us, in a meeting. He has formally forwarded three oral amendments, I will come to that when we deal with the relevant paragraphs. The debate is closed and we will now head into the votes. We are in the votes on the amendments to the draft resolution. The document that you have in your files is document 15167. The Committee on... 20/11/2020 | 15:30:09 Thank you, Madam Chair, the debate is closed. We have to close the microphones. The bill is closed, we shall now proceed to the vote. I would like to remind our colleagues around the virtual table that only members of the standing committee are entitled to vote. We are in the amendment to the draft resolution document 15178. The Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs presented a draft resolution with one amendment and only one has been tabled. You have this in... 20/11/2020 | 15:23:44 Thank you, Sir Roger GALE. It's always nice to see that the Council of Europe allows people to agree, even you and Mr Sergey KISLYAK, lovely. Maybe there are a few remarks on the sunset clause. It is indeed in there because the Bureau of the Assembly has to decide in every instance which mode of convening will be used. So, it is basically a continuous sunset clause in there for the simple reason, again, that the Bureau of the Assembly has to decide at any instance. The outbreak of COVID-19 in... 20/11/2020 | 12:31:58 Thank you, Ahmet. I do not have any other speakers on my list. Maybe I can make one comment because in our next point we have a draft Declaration on the Parliamentary Contribution. I was present in Athens during the debate. The way I interpret what happened is that a country or a number of countries basically had the idea that by approving the Athens Declaration that they would be perceived or in reality would also approve a number of conventions that they had not yet approved or would not... 20/11/2020 | 11:54:27 Well, thank you for catering to the young ones among us, that's very nice of you Petra. This will be adapted as requested. Thank you. Are there any other remarks? I do not see any. Then the minutes are approved. Again, I make mention of the fact that a mention by a colleague has been made in the bureau yesterday as to this effect. Number nine: we have the references to committees, you have the document. Maybe one remark, in the document you will see that we have reference to reports in the...

Activities