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Mr Irakli CHIKOVANI (Georgia, SOC)


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 22/01/2024 to 06/03/2024
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 23/01/2023 to 21/01/2024
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 24/01/2022 to 22/01/2023
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 14/05/2021 to 23/01/2022
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 25/01/2021 to 13/05/2021
  • Vice-Chairperson: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 25/01/2016 to 22/01/2017
  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 30/11/2012 to 24/01/2016

In the Assembly

  • from 21/06/2021 to 06/03/2024 Representative - Georgia
  • from 25/01/2021 to 20/06/2021 Substitute - Georgia
  • from 30/11/2012 to 22/01/2017 Representative - Georgia

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

  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 21/06/2021 to 06/03/2024)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 28/05/2021 to 06/03/2024)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 25/01/2021 to 26/09/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 21/01/2013 to 22/01/2017)
  • 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 28/05/2021 to 26/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 26/01/2021 to 26/09/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (from 26/01/2021 to 26/09/2021)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 30/01/2014 to 26/01/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 22/01/2013 to 22/01/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Co-operation with non-European countries of origin and transit (from 22/01/2013 to 25/01/2016)


Last speeches

24/06/2022 | 11:26:25 Thank you, Madam Chair. I would like to talk about yesterday's decision by the European Council. The European Council has granted candidate status to two of our friendly nations, Ukraine and Moldova, and has recognised the European perspective of Georgia. I congratulate Moldova and Ukraine on their candidacy, and of course, recognise the important step and important chapter that Georgia steps into in terms of Euro-Atlantic integration. This is the great challenge that we have upon us. We... 28/04/2022 | 18:41:04 Thank you, Chairman. First of all, of course, I have to join all of my colleagues in thanking our rapporteurs. I have to underline that these gentlemen, our colleagues, have a very deep understanding of the situation that is ongoing in Georgia. And I have to underline that they have been dedicated to the issues of Georgia and we always felt the support from their side, also from the Secretariat, to support Georgia on the democratic reforms and to support Georgia when it is necessary and... 15/03/2022 | 17:53:31 Thank you, Mister President. An unprecedented aggression and full-fledged war by the Russian Federation against Ukraine has breached every principle of international law and the rules governing international relations. And this is happening in Europe, in 2022. And this is happening despite the efforts that everybody gave here to give peace a chance. It is almost impossible to find consoling words or grasp the magnitude of pain, Ukrainians are going through right now. I once again reaffirm our... 27/09/2021 | 17:09:56 Dear colleagues, Caucasus accounts for most of the armed conflicts of the post-Soviet space. It is in the Caucasus, where Georgian occupied territories have turned into the source of constant humanitarian crises stemming from the deliberate aggressive policy and hybrid warfare waged by the Russian Federation, in blatant violation of international law. Occupation has not stopped Georgia exploring the ways to support dialogue and confidence-building in the region. Right after the Karabakh war... 25/01/2021 | 17:51:16 Dear members of the Assembly, first of all it's my great honor to once again be present at this Hemicycle and address you. I would like to thank members of the Monitoring Committee and Mr Michael Aastrup JENSEN himself. He used to be the rapporteur on Georgia and he has a first-hand experience of my country. Since the accession to the Council of Europe, Georgia has made a dramatic transformation and in 2020 it culminated into Georgia's presidency of Committee of Ministers. I believe, amidst...