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Ms Anne-Mari VIROLAINEN

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party since 24/06/2019
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 10/03/2017 to 08/10/2017
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 03/10/2011 to 21/06/2015

In the Assembly

  • since 24/06/2019 Representative - Finland
  • from 10/03/2017 to 08/10/2017 Representative - Finland
  • from 03/10/2011 to 21/06/2015 Representative - Finland

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 24/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 10/03/2017 to 08/10/2017)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 29/01/2014 to 21/06/2015)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 27/06/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons: Bureau of the Assembly (from 27/06/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons: Standing Committee (from 27/06/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 23/01/2012 to 21/06/2015)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population (from 03/10/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 04/02/2021 to 26/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (from 30/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 03/10/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas (from 06/09/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 27/01/2014 to 21/06/2015)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 27/06/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Detention (from 27/06/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Co-operation with non-European countries of origin and transit (from 27/06/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 30/03/2012 to 26/06/2013)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Children (from 04/10/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Kimmo KILJUNEN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 24/06/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Pirkko MATTILA (Member): (Former) Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee (from 20/06/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Ms Pirkko MATTILA (Member): Sub-Committee on Health (from 04/10/2011 to 23/01/2012)

Interventions

Last speeches

21/06/2022 | 18:57:41 Dear President, Dear Colleagues, I want to thank Ms Thórhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR for her excellent report. The report is essentially about democracy in Russia. The report discloses its absence, but only that. It depicts a clear perversion of democracy. Examples in this report are about a society where fear is the predominant state amongst people. The fate of political prisoners portrays the brute reality of today’s Russian society. In today’s Russia, the consequence of carrying out the most... 27/04/2022 | 16:07:43 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, First of all, I want to express my utmost respect to Ukraine in the fight for freedom, not only for yourself but for all of us. I pay homage to every fallen Ukrainian who has resisted Russia's completely unjustified attack on a sovereign country. The Russian Federation has committed systematic and massive war crimes. Russia has carried out murders and forced disappearances, deportations, imprisonments, torture, rape and mass desecration of corpses... 26/01/2022 | 18:51:34 Dear Madam President, Dear Colleagues, I'd like to thank Mr Jacques MAIRE for the great work he has committed to this report. It portrays the events and investigation of poisoning of Mr Alexei Navalny very widely and clearly. The report finds that the poisoning of Mr Alexei Navalny was done by using a toxic nerve agent produced in a Russian state lab. The evidence shows that Mr Alexei Navalny's symptoms did not occur due to low blood sugar levels. What we are talking about here is poisoning a... 30/09/2021 | 16:55:24 Mister President, dear colleagues. I would like to thank all members, in all delegations, for your valuable views and support. And I would also like to present, once more, my gratefulness for all the help and support I got from the Secretariat as rapporteur. And then I would like to conclude the discussion by presenting my three points to the Assembly for overcoming the present challenges at the borders. Those are: 1. Holding Belarus accountable over its reprehensible policy it has chosen to... 30/09/2021 | 15:37:45 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, So this report condemns the hybrid attack by Belarus to Europe and introduces measures to hold Belarus responsible for its actions. Using vulnerable people as instruments is something that cannot be accepted. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson's statement from 26 August that the situation on the Belarus border is not a migration issue but a part of the aggression of Lukashenko towards Poland, Lithuania and Latvia with the aim to destabilise...

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