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Ms Petra De SUTTER


Membership of political groups

Assembly Member

  • from 18/11/2014 to 29/09/2019 Substitute-Belgium

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Last speeches

25/06/2019 | 11:25:38 Yes, thank you, President. I will try to react briefly to a few things that have been said in the debate and I thank everyone who took the time to speak in this session. I heard the proposition that the EU and the Council of Europe should work together on the issues of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. You know that the EU has taken initiatives in this respect and we had a report on this in April but I completely agree with my colleague who says that we should really work to push forw... 25/06/2019 | 10:29:46 Thank you, Mrs President, and I also promise you that this is the last time that I will be standing here in front of you. So, I have had the honour to be able to present a progress report on the activities of the Bureau and the Standing Committee since the 12th of April, until today. Well, since the beginning of this reporting period, a lot has happened at a political level in Europe. I want to elaborate on two trends that I have been observing during this period: First, we have been living infl... 24/06/2019 | 19:53:10 Thank you, Chair. Thank you all for contributing to this debate. I heard a lot of colleagues speak with passion, with emotion, but with honesty and integrity, and I think we all want the same thing. That is, to uphold our values and fight for Human Rights. We may differ on the ways to get there, and I want to stress that we don't have to have seen this debate as pro-Russia or against Russia. And everybody who expressed him or herself, did this really with honesty and from their deepest convictio... 24/06/2019 | 16:04:50 Dear Colleagues, The report I have the honour to present today to the Assembly concludes a long reflection that the Rules Committee began exactly one year ago as part of a long process that the Assembly started more than three years ago. This has not been an easy process and I would like to thank the members of the Rules Committee for the confidence they have placed in me and for their support. A whole train of thought has been going on now for three years. It started in the framework of a repor...