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Ms Ioanneta KAVVADIA (Greece, UEL)

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House of Parliament
GR - 10021 - Athens

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2019 , 2018


In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the Unified European Left from 25/01/2016 to 29/09/2019
  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left from 20/04/2015 to 24/01/2016

In the Assembly

  • from 20/04/2015 to 29/09/2019 Representative - Greece

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

  • Ex officio (Rule 14.3 of the Rules of Procedure): Bureau of the Assembly (from 17/05/2019 to 29/09/2019)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 08/04/2019 to 23/05/2019)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 25/01/2016 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 25/01/2016 to 29/09/2019)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 25/01/2016 to 23/01/2017)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 25/01/2016 to 23/01/2017)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 02/10/2015 to 23/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 20/04/2015 to 19/06/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 27/01/2016 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 02/06/2015 to 19/06/2016)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on relations with the OECD and the EBRD (from 21/04/2015 to 26/01/2016)
  • Alternate of Mr Dimitris VITSAS (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 20/04/2015 to 24/01/2016)
  • Alternate of Ms Dora BAKOYANNIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 27/01/2016 to 29/09/2019)


Last speeches

11/04/2019 | 18:17:24 First, I thank Ms Petra De SUTTER for her work in preparing the report and for her commitment to the ideals of the protection of human rights, which we share. Having said that, I must observe as head of the Greek delegation that in its original form, at least, this report on a very sensitive and important matter was flawed. There were strong objections to many points included in the draft resolution. With systematic efforts, some of these major issues have already been largely corrected in... 10/04/2019 | 11:16:57 Hate speech and intolerance under the definition given by the Council of Europe – that is: the “use of expressions that spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, antisemitism or other forms of hatred” – unfortunately describes a great percentage of the public discourse in Europe nowadays. This phenomenon is jeopardising social ties and empathy while undermining all the public institutions that rely on minimum social solidarity to exist. One may say that hate speech is the... 09/04/2019 | 18:09:13 It is a sad fact indeed that the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the democratic voice of the peoples of the Council of Europe, is forced in 2019 to debate the suppression of women’s rights through sexism that extends even to the point of sexual harassment in several European parliaments. Politics is by default a highly antagonistic arena, and traditionally the majority in politics are men. As that stereotype is being challenged by female politicians all over the world...