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Mr George LOUCAIDES

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Treasurer: Group of the Unified European Left since 23/01/2017
  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left from 23/01/2012 to 22/01/2017

In the Assembly

  • since 23/01/2012 Representative - Cyprus

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

  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 30/09/2019 to 23/01/2022)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 24/01/2017 to 23/06/2019)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 23/01/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 23/01/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 26/01/2016 to 23/01/2017)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 25/01/2016 to 25/01/2016)
  • General Rapporteur on the budget and intergovernmental programme: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 29/09/2015 to 10/10/2018)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 27/01/2015 to 24/01/2016)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 27/06/2014)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 05/10/2012 to 26/01/2015)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 23/01/2012)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 22/01/2019 to 24/01/2021)
  • Member of the Monitoring Committee of the member States that are party to the conflicts under the terms of reference of the sub-committee: Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (since 02/03/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 30/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 24/01/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 24/01/2013)
  • Alternate UEL: Sub-Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/01/2013 to 25/01/2015)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 26/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 26/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Alternate UEL: Sub-Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 24/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Alternate of Mr Constantinos EFSTATHIOU (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 20/06/2016)
  • Alternate of Mr Nicos NICOLAIDES (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 23/01/2012 to 19/06/2016)
  • Alternate of Mr Constantinos EFSTATHIOU (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 23/06/2016 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Constantinos EFSTATHIOU (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 23/06/2016 to 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Nicos NICOLAIDES (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 27/01/2015 to 19/06/2016)
  • Alternate of Mr Nicos NICOLAIDES (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 22/01/2013 to 19/06/2016)
  • Alternate of Mr Nicos NICOLAIDES (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 22/01/2013 to 26/01/2015)
  • Alternate of Mr Nicos NICOLAIDES (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 24/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Alternate of Mr Nicos NICOLAIDES (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 24/01/2012 to 20/01/2013)

Interventions

Last speeches

23/06/2022 | 10:56:25 I will pick up where Mr Bernard FOURNIER left off. I would also like to thank everyone here in the room and also everyone who took part in our discussion and who provided their input, helping us to pinpoint all the various issues which are covered in the report - almost all of the issues, in fact. I would like to focus on some of the points made by colleagues. I will not be covering all of the topics, because most of the speakers actually dovetail nicely with what we said in the report at the... 23/06/2022 | 10:14:20 Taking up from where my colleague left off, there is a second important theme in our report, namely the vulnerability of Malta's political and democratic institutions to conflicts of interest and corruption. The independent public inquiry commission that was established on recommendation of the Assembly concluded that in Malta there is a culture of impunity and institutional omertà, which undermines the proper functioning of the democratic and rule-of-law of institutions. Again, while a... 20/06/2022 | 16:31:34 Thank you very much, Madam Chair. I would also like to start by thanking and congratulating our rapporteur for this excellent report. Dear colleagues, We fully endorse what the charter for a known racist and inclusive society stipulates amongst others, namely that we remain deeply concerned about the resurgence of rhetoric presenting migrants and refugees as a threat to and embedded to society, which increases negative reactions among the public to immigration and immigrants. This is... 26/04/2022 | 17:53:35 Thank you, Madam Chairperson. Allow me first to start by congratulating and thanking our rapporteur for this well-written report. The report highlights the grave consequences that discrimination based on social origins can have on the fabric of our societies and the quality of our democratic institutions. Most importantly, the report shows how poverty, inequalities, lack of equal opportunities, and social exclusion are directly related to the persistence of such abusive practices, social... 25/01/2022 | 18:56:33 Thank you, Mr Chairman. Dear Colleagues, We are navigating an era where information is readily and easily accessible by almost everyone at all times. Media should play a key role in providing timely, accurate, and reliable information, especially in times of crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic. Social media have become an important tool for public dialogue and discussion on COVID-19 and the governments’ handling of the public health crisis. At the same time, the sanitary crisis has created...

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