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Mr Bernard FOURNIER (France, EPP/CD)

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Representative
Senator
Les Républicains

Sénat
FR - 75291 - Paris cedex 06
France

Working language: French

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the European People's Party since 15/06/2021
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 28/11/2008 to 14/06/2021

In the Assembly

  • since 30/09/2013 Representative - France
  • from 28/11/2008 to 30/09/2013 Substitute - France

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)
  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 22/04/2021 to 23/01/2022)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 31/01/2020 to 21/04/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 15/10/2018 to 22/11/2018)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 24/11/2017)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 02/10/2013 to 28/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 23/01/2012 to 23/11/2017)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population (from 28/11/2008 to 23/01/2012)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 26/01/2021 to 22/01/2023)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Armenia): Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 27/05/2020 to 22/06/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (since 25/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 25/01/2017 to 23/11/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Population (from 23/03/2015 to 25/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Co-operation with non-European countries of origin and transit (from 23/03/2015 to 23/11/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Detention (from 22/01/2013 to 25/01/2015)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Co-operation with non-European countries of origin and transit (from 22/01/2013 to 26/01/2015)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Detention (from 30/03/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Co-operation with non-European countries of origin and transit (from 30/03/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Population (from 28/11/2008 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Claude KERN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 23/11/2018)
  • Alternate of Ms Sylvie GOY-CHAVENT (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 24/11/2017 to 15/10/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Claude KERN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 24/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Nicole DURANTON (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 25/01/2018 to 23/01/2019)

Interventions

Last speeches

22/06/2023 | 16:55:28 Madam President, Ladies and gentlemen, Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine prompted us to reaffirm our values at the Reykjavík Summit on 16 and 17 May. At this Summit, it was decided that support for Ukraine should be a political imperative for the Council of Europe and its member states. This support is all the more necessary as the outcome of this war will determine the future of our democratic values and the stability of our continent. If Ukraine fails to push back Russia, the... 21/06/2023 | 19:13:13 Madam President, Ladies and gentlemen, Today, our colleague Mr Kamal JAFAROV is presenting us with a report on a subject that I find particularly worrying: the Human Rights Bill and the Illegal Immigration Bill presented by the British government. In the opinion of several associations representing civil society, these two projects could call into question the UK's respect for the rule of law. As long ago as June 2022, the British government strongly criticised a provisional decision by the... 24/04/2023 | 15:54:50 Mister President, Dear Colleagues, First of all, I would like to thank our colleague Mr Joseph O'REILLY for his report, which gives a good account of the progress made by Montenegro since its independence in 2006. Indeed, we have come a long way! In 2007, Montenegro joined our Organisation and set up a political system aimed at strengthening democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Today, these elections represent a particular turning point in that they mark a political changeover. The... 25/01/2023 | 18:41:32 Mister President, Dear Colleagues, I would like to start by thanking our three colleagues for their reports, which underline how much the fight against violence against women remains a topical issue. The Istanbul Convention is a major step forward to the credit of the Council of Europe. It has made it possible to influence many national legislations with the aim of protecting women more against the violence of which they could be victims. I believe that this should be recalled at the... 24/01/2023 | 17:18:36 Mr President, Dear colleagues, The fourth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the member States of the Council of Europe, which we had been hoping for, will finally take place on 16 and 17 May in Reykjavik. It must be an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the values on which our Organization is founded, namely democracy, human rights and the rule of law. This is all the more necessary as we are witnessing a challenge to these values with the aggressive attitude of Russia, which...

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