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Mr Michael Aastrup JENSEN

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In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 21/01/2008

In the Assembly

  • since 21/01/2008 Representative - Denmark

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

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 24/01/2022)
  • Chairperson: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 28/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee): Standing Committee (from 28/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by member states of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee): Bureau of the Assembly (from 28/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 24/06/2019 to 24/01/2021)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 08/10/2018 to 11/10/2018)
  • Ex officio (Rule 14.3 of the Rules of Procedure): Bureau of the Assembly (from 25/11/2016 to 21/11/2018)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 28/09/2015 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 28/09/2015 to 24/01/2016)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 28/09/2015 to 23/01/2017)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 28/09/2015 to 23/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 23/01/2012 to 27/09/2015)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on Culture, Science and Education (from 25/11/2011 to 22/01/2012)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: (Former) Political Affairs Committee / Committee on General Affairs (from 21/01/2008 to 25/11/2011)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 21/01/2008 to 24/01/2011)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 21/01/2008 to 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 25/01/2021)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 28/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 24/01/2017 to 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 27/01/2016 to 27/01/2020)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on conflict prevention through dialogue and reconciliation (from 27/01/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 21/01/2008 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Lars Aslan RASMUSSEN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 30/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Mogens JENSEN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 25/01/2016 to 29/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Jacob LUND (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 29/09/2014 to 27/09/2015)
  • Alternate of Ms Astrid KRAG (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 07/04/2014 to 28/09/2014)
  • Alternate of Mr Mogens JENSEN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 25/05/2012 to 06/04/2014)
  • Alternate of Mr Henrik Sass LARSEN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 23/01/2012 to 24/05/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Henrik Sass LARSEN (Member): (Former) Political Affairs Committee / Committee on General Affairs (from 25/11/2011 to 23/01/2012)

Interventions

Last speeches

28/01/2022 | 12:19:56 Thank you so much, Chair. And, on behalf of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) I would like to touch upon the issue regarding Russia's decision to close down the oldest NGO in that country: Memorial. We, from the ALDE group are very very worried about the decrease in democracy and also making it more and more difficult for NGOs to work in Russia. Memorial were a completely independent NGO that focused a lot on the shortcomings that there are in Russia, and especially the... 28/01/2022 | 11:32:46 It worked! That was actually good advice to refresh the browser. So thank you for that, Chair, and thank you so much for all the comments that have been raised by our colleagues. Let me just touch upon a few of them because of my speaking time. First of all, I would just touch upon what our Russian colleagues said. First of all, I don't see that the country monitoring should be removed and put in place by a so-called thematic review instead. Because, this is not to put a shameful eye on a... 28/01/2022 | 10:06:40 Thank you so much, Chair. Also, congratulations on your new election on Monday as our new President of this Assembly. As you know, this is actually the highlight, so to speak, of my two-year term as Chairman of the Monitoring Committee. A post I actually put on almost two years before Covid-19 hit us all. Therefore, the two-year term has, of course, been somewhat special, and also of course, made our of work of monitoring the different countries somewhat difficult. But even though, I actually... 24/06/2021 | 17:44:17 Thank you so much, Chairperson. First of all, allow me to use this opportunity to congratulate our colleague Mr Konstantin KUHLE on a very very excellent report but also a very timely report because one of the cornerstones of being in a European democracy with this organisation advocates for is transparency. Also to make sure that when we have a democratic election, it is a true outcome that it has been as democratic as possible. When you have foreign actors trying to interfere in both... 22/04/2021 | 12:45:25 Thank you Madam Chair. I would absolutely just like to say a couple of words after a long week and a lot of good, fruitful discussion. First of all, on behalf of the Committee, we would like to congratulate both Mr Thomas HAMMARBERG and Mr John HOWELL for their most excellent work. It is an extremely challenging report. It is basically in light of that this is actually the third urgent debate in three years. That actually highlights in my opinion that there are troubling developments in...

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