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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 (since 30/09/2019)
  • 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 between 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

29/09/2021 | 11:14:48 Thank you Mr Chairperson. Dear colleagues, Allow me to also thank the rapporteurs for their excellent work on climate change. Today's agenda is of upmost importance: dedicating a whole day of the session to these very important issues demonstrates the resolve of the Assembly to effectively contribute to this debate. Undoubtedly, we are facing a large-scale ecological crisis which threatens our lives and livelihoods, our societies and economies, maritime and terrestrial biodiversity. The... 22/06/2021 | 19:35:06 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Colleagues, I should like to thank the Rapporteur, Mr. Hunko for his excellent and timely Report. As the Report highlights, the pandemic revealed discrepancies among member states, but also among the different segments and societal groups. These inequalities, exacerbated by years of austerity measures, left many of our governments with little room to manoeuvre and recover from the most severe health crisis our modern societies are facing... 22/04/2021 | 13:07:24 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Colleagues, The PACE has repeatedly warned about the consequences of Turkey’s deviation from our Organisation’s standards and principles, which primarily affect Turkish society and the most progressive forces within it. The Council of Europe does not seek confrontation with the Turkish authorities, but rather ways to encourage constructive dialogue conducive to democratic reform. The aim is not to impose any model of governance on Turkey... 20/04/2021 | 16:26:48 Good afternoon from Cyprus Mr Chairperson. I would first like to congratulate the rapporteur Mr Georgios KATROUGKALOS for his really excellent work. The established closer and more productive relationship between the Assembly and the OECD is a proven valuable framework for cooperation, and feedback on pressing challenges, such as the ones reviewed in this report. The fiscal power of the government predicates its democratic legitimacy. The appropriate transferring of tax revenue into spending... 20/04/2021 | 11:15:30 Good morning, Mr President. Dear Colleagues, Allow me to thank our Rapporteur, Mr. Tiny KOX, for his excellent Report. Despite what Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO's already said. The Council of Europe has been a strong pillar in safeguarding democracy and fundamental human rights and freedoms through international co-operation for the last seven decades. There is a growing need, though, for the Council of Europe to further enhance its relevance in promoting peace through multilateralism. Stepping up...

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