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Mr Giorgi KANDELAKI

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Substitute
Deputy
United National Movement

Parliament of Georgia
GE - 0118 - Tbilisi
Georgia

gkandelaki@parliament.ge

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2018

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Auditor: Group of the European People's Party since 08/02/2018
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 29/09/2008 to 07/02/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 29/09/2008 Substitute-Georgia

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

  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 31/01/2020)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 28/01/2020)
  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 22/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 10/10/2017 to 21/01/2019)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 31/01/2014 to 09/10/2017)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs (from 29/09/2008 to 23/01/2012)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 29/09/2008 to 26/01/2014)
  • Alternate of Mr David DARCHIASHVILI (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 23/01/2012 to 29/11/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr David DARCHIASHVILI (Member): (Former) Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population (from 29/09/2008 to 23/01/2012)

Interventions

Last speeches

30/01/2020 | 19:08:56 Thank you Chairman. I certainly do not wish to return to yesterday's debate. But just in two words I wish to respond to the colleague from the Russian Federation who offered us the best joke of today: that he represents the opposition in the Russian Parliament. There was diversity of views in the Russian Parliament before the Bolshevik coup, and then in the brief window when Boris Nemtsov was there for example. But this window has been long shot by the current regime in Russia. Let me thank... 29/01/2020 | 19:33:38 Thank you Chair. I'm not a big fan of WikiLeaks and certainly not of Julian Assange. Not at all. But some of the cables that were published in those years, there is one diplomatic cable from 2009 in which Georgian leadership of the time makes a prediction that Putin's next move will be in Crimea. It is so tragic that that prediction came true. Today, as we make this wrong decision to leave the Russian delegation here, with a high level of confidence we can make a prediction that things from... 27/01/2020 | 15:48:29 Thank you, Chair. Some of the colleagues this morning voiced optimism on the dynamics of the behaviour of the Russian Federation in Ukraine. A lot of Members of this Assembly do not share this optimism. It was for that reason that we rose this morning to challenge the credentials of the Russian Federation on various grounds. One angle on which I want to draw your attention today is the track record of the Russian Federation specifically in the context of the resolutions that this Assembly has... 25/06/2019 | 10:56:30 Thank you, thank you, Chair. For the attention of journalists, media and citizens who watch this broadcast, I want to clarify that the matter of Russian credentials is not over yet, that they have been challenged, there is another procedure in the Monitoring Committee and there will be another vote on challenging the Russian credentials. So the question is not closed yet. It is clear that decision-makers in countries which supported yesterday's motion, and it's not a secret it's an open... 24/06/2019 | 18:55:49 Thank you. The arguments have been repeated over and over. Just a couple of days ago, we had pro-European demonstrations in Tbilisi, which still go on. People are angry with our own Government. It's our internal thing. Russia's reaction? They imposed - they forbade - Russian tourists to visit Georgia, interfering in internal matters of a neighboring State. I'm sure many Russians will defy this and will still come to Georgia, and many others will come. But the point is simple: Russia...

Activities

Reports and committee opinions