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Ms Maryvonne BLONDIN


Membership of political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group
  • Auditor: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group

Assembly Member

  • since 06/03/2015 Representative-France
  • from 28/11/2008 to 06/03/2015 Substitute-France

MP's role(s) in 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)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on the Republic of Moldova): Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States
  • Alternate of Ms Nicole DURANTON (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy
  • Alternate of Ms Marietta KARAMANLI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on External Relations


Last speeches

28/01/2020 | 10:37:50 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, I would like to thank our fellow rapporteurs for the quality of their work on the functioning of democratic institutions in Poland, which focuses on the changes in the judicial system. This work was launched in 2016. Four years already, colleagues. The report clearly sets out the reasons – both linked to the change of rapporteurs and to the fear of the report's conclusions being used in the runup to the elections – which have led to delays in the present... 03/10/2019 | 19:34:46 Thank you, Madam President. My dear colleagues, The report we are presenting today on the functioning of democratic institutions in the Republic of Moldova is an unusual report, both in substance and in form. It was included in the agenda following the political and constitutional crisis of June 2019 and is intended to allow us to discuss the expected reforms, after extraordinary political agreements, reached after three months of government wandering, both constitutional and judicial. In Februa... 03/10/2019 | 16:46:40 Madam President, My dear colleagues. My report complements the list of previous reports on violence against women. It addresses a theme not yet addressed by our Assembly. It is a subject that for too long has been concealed and, for that reason, for too long misunderstood. Why such silence? Because pregnancy and childbirth are private moments, which should be times of joy and happiness. To tarnish these moments by evoking the suffering experienced is not customary in our society. Do not we say, ... 27/06/2019 | 11:16:06 Madam President, Dear Colleagues, First of all, I would like to welcome our two rapporteurs, whose commitment and investment I know to defend this cause. Indeed, the fight against violence, against all forms of violence against children, must be an absolute political priority, as it conditions the future of our societies. Each attack on a child's physical or moral integrity will have an impact on his or her personal development and influence the behaviour he or she adopts in adult life, includin... 25/06/2019 | 16:29:47 Thank you, Madam President, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to start by highlight the excellent quality of the reports of our fellow rapporteurs, who have done a remarkable job analysing the issues and perspectives related to the fight for gender equality. I also would like to thank the President of the Parliamentary Assembly for her tireless commitment to combat violence against women. The Council of Europe has distinguished itself, since its creation 70 years ago, through its relentless wor...