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Ms Ingjerd SCHOU

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the European People's Party since 08/02/2018
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 20/11/2009 to 07/02/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 22/11/2013 Representative - Norway
  • from 20/11/2009 to 22/11/2013 Substitute - Norway

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

  • Chairperson of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs: Standing Committee (since 29/01/2020)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 29/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs: Bureau of the Assembly (since 29/01/2020)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 26/01/2018 to 28/01/2020)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 24/01/2018 to 25/01/2018)
  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 27/06/2017 to 23/01/2018)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 25/01/2016 to 21/01/2018)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 25/01/2016 to 21/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 22/11/2013)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 19/11/2013)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 25/01/2012 to 26/06/2017)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 23/01/2012 to 21/11/2013)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on Economic Affairs and Development (from 20/11/2009 to 23/01/2012)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Ethics (since 29/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Co-operation with non-European countries of origin and transit (from 22/01/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • 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 International Economic Relations (from 27/01/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Ms Karin ANDERSEN (Member): (Former) Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee (from 20/11/2009 to 23/01/2012)

Interventions

Last speeches

23/06/2021 | 13:01:36 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) President, colleagues, It has been nearly a year since the presidential election in Belarus. A year since Svetlana Thikanovskaya had to leave her country for a life in exile. A year with the developments in Belarus at the top of our agenda. Unfortunately, the situation and the state of democracy in Belarus does not seem to be changing. With the forcing down of the Ryan Air flight bound for Vilnius in May, the trend is definitely negative. And... 22/04/2021 | 11:03:59 Thank you. President, colleagues, In January we had a current affairs debate on the exact same topic as our ongoing urgent debate – the arrest and detention of Mr Alexei Navalny. Since being poisoned by Novichok in August last year, the situation for Mr Navalny has been urgent. Sadly it is no less urgent today, than it was in January. By September 19, Russian voters will cast their ballots and decide who will represent them in the State Duma. Regrettably, the candidates they can vote for will... 21/04/2021 | 11:23:22 Thank you Mr President and Colleagues, The EPP welcomes these two reports, and commends the two rapporteurs on their excellent work. They show only too well what can happen when elections – time and again – are not free and fair. After the fraudulent elections in August last year, we have seen a Belarus in crisis. There has been an unprecedented wave of violence against political oppositions, human rights defenders, journalists and ordinary citizens. The electoral system in Belarus is flawed... 20/04/2021 | 12:47:14 Thank you so much Mister President. Dear colleagues, Let me start by thanking Mr Tiny KOX for this well written and comprehensive report. I also welcome the idea of a four year strategic framework for the Council of Europe, and I believe that Mr Tiny KOX’s report is a good contribution to the discussion on such a framework. I fully support his vision on the strategic priorities, his recommendations and conclusions. I appreciate Mr Tiny KOX’s emphasis on the core values and the core tasks of... 28/01/2021 | 11:29:03 Thank Mr President. I do hope that you can hear me bacause I only see a frozen picture, but I think I'm the next one... Yet again, freedom of expression is a focus for our debate. It is a fundamental right and a prerequisite for political life and democracy. Over time, how we express ourselves has evolved. From speeches in the town square, to opinion pieces in the newspapers, to expressing our views and opinions on online platforms – run by big tech companies. Over time, how our expressions...

Activities