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Mr Bernard FOURNIER

Photo member

Representative
Senator
Les Républicains

Sénat
FR - 75291 - Paris cedex 06
France

b.fournier@senat.fr

Working language: French

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019 , 2018

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party since 28/11/2008

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 31/01/2020)
  • 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 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

30/01/2020 | 11:37:54 Mr Chair, Ladies and gentlemen, Azerbaijan has been a source of concern to us since its accession to our Organization. Indeed, this requires respect for the European Convention on Human Rights and the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. Unfortunately, however, this is not the case and Azerbaijan does not seem to understand the scale of the problem. Our Assembly has voted on numerous resolutions to denounce the authoritarian excesses of the regime in place. The report tabled today... 02/10/2019 | 18:17:49 Madame President, My dear colleagues, Many member states of the Council of Europe have been, or are facing, the threat of terrorism. Our Assembly has been repeatedly called upon to condemn in the strongest terms all acts of terrorism. I would therefore like to thank our rapporteur, Marietta KARAMANLI, for the quality of her report on the protection and support of victims of terrorism, to which I wish to pay tribute. Terrorism is a threat to states, to democracy, to human rights. It is also a... 01/10/2019 | 11:06:32 Madame President, My dear colleagues, The whistle-blowers play a particularly important role in various fields, such as the fight against corruption, the illegal use of personal data or threats to public health. To protect our fellow citizens, it is our duty to protect whistle-blowers everywhere in Europe. I thank our colleague Sylvain WASERMAN for this report. Our Organization, aware of the role of whistle-blowers in the proper functioning of democracies, has been working on this issue since... 25/06/2019 | 16:26:42 Thank you, Madam President, ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would like to thank our two fellow rapporteurs for the quality and relevance of the reports. The fight against violence against women, on the one hand, and the fight for gender equality, on the other, are closely linked. If the fight for equality is not won, the fight against physical violence against women will not be won either. The Istanbul Convention was an essential step in raising awareness of the unacceptability of... 24/06/2019 | 19:08:17 Madam President, ladies and gentlemen. Following Russia's annexation of Crimea, our Assembly decided to deprive the Russian delegation of its voting rights, which led to its voluntary departure. As a result, we have found ourselves in a paradoxical situation where a representative of the Russian Federation sits on the Committee of Ministers, while the Russian parliamentary delegation no longer sits in our Assembly. The Council of Europe's pan-European vocation as a forum for dialogue...

Activities

Reports and committee opinions