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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

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... 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... 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... 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... 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...

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