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Mr George LOUCAIDES (Cyprus, UEL)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Bureau: Group of the Unified European Left since 27/04/2023
  • 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 22/01/2024 to 14/04/2024)
  • 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 (from 02/03/2017 to 26/01/2024)
  • 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

18/04/2024 | 18:54:57 Yes. If you can give me a bit more time, I would be grateful, because I've just stopped speaking for a few seconds.   These events occurred, and they speak for themselves. What I'd like to point out, is that I'm very dismayed by the Council of Europe's lack of action. All we've done up to now is to vote on a resolution which didn't call for an unconditional permanent ceasefire. It simply called on Israel to continue what it was doing in Gaza. In other words, to carry out a genocide until the... 18/04/2024 | 16:31:24 Thank you, Madam Chair. Allow me to start by thanking our rapporteur, Ms Thórhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR, for her significant work on this report. Dear colleagues, AI is no longer a futuristic idea: it is a present-day reality. Because of its profound impact across every sector of our societies, we must be responsive not only to the opportunities and benefits, but also to the significant risks and challenges generated by the use of AI technology. Indeed, the misuse of these technologies can... 18/04/2024 | 11:44:58 Thank you, Mister Chair, dear colleagues. I would like to thank our rapporteurs for their diligent work on this matter of utmost importance. The fact that this issue comes today before the Assembly, just a few weeks after the historic decision of the European Court on Human Rights is indeed a very welcome development. The Court's decision against the State of Switzerland ruled that under human rights law, member states are legally obliged to meet their climate-related targets and ensure the... 16/04/2024 | 18:48:50 Thank you, Mister President, Allow me to start by thanking our esteemed colleague Ms Dora BAKOYANNIS for the opinion that she presented to us today. Dear colleagues, When discussing Ms Dora BAKOYANNIS' positive opinion on Kosovo's accession to the Council of Europe we should ask ourselves: under the present circumstances, will making Kosovo a member state of the Council of Europe serve the purpose of peace, stability, and security on our European continent? Will the European perspective of... 25/01/2024 | 19:38:47 Thank you, Mister Chair,  Allow me first to congratulate our rapporteurs for their excellent work. Dear colleagues, Safeguarding the freedom of the press and an independent and pluralistic media is vital for a strong functioning democracy. Any form of restriction, control, or manipulation is a clear violation of the basic human right to freedom of expression and information. The number of cases that threaten media freedom is steadily rising in Europe, including an increase in smear campaigns...

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