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Mr Eerik-Niiles KROSS (Estonia, ALDE)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 24/06/2019
  • Vice-Chairperson: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 22/01/2018 to 27/08/2018
  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 22/06/2015 to 21/01/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 24/06/2019 Representative - Estonia
  • from 22/06/2015 to 27/08/2018 Representative - Estonia

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

  • General Rapporteur on Russian democratic forces: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 25/06/2024)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 22/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 19/06/2023)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 30/09/2022 to 18/06/2023)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 14/09/2022 to 21/01/2024)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 28/06/2019 to 13/09/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 24/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 24/06/2019 to 09/10/2022)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 27/01/2017 to 27/08/2018)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 28/09/2015 to 29/09/2015)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 22/06/2015 to 27/08/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 14/12/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Ukraine): Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 12/10/2017 to 27/08/2018)
  • Alternate of Ms Marianne MIKKO (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 30/09/2015 to 27/08/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Hannes HANSO (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 22/06/2015 to 27/09/2015)

Interventions

Last speeches

17/04/2024 | 16:02:13 Thank you, President, Dear colleagues, as you heard this afternoon we discussed three reports dealing with different aspects of the war on democracy waged by Vladimir Putin's criminal regime, and I am not using some weird metaphor, but this is actually language from one of the reports that we have on hand today. My own contribution to this debate relates to the persecution of our colleague, our friend Vladimir Kara-Murza and the need to hold to account all participants of his persecution. But... 26/01/2023 | 10:50:28 Thank you, Mister President. First I would like to congratulate Mr Damien COTTIER for this very important report. We are quite pleased with the outcome. The Russian-escalated war of aggression against Ukraine has lasted for almost a year and it feels like a long time, but it's not. For anyone between Russia and Germany this is unfortunately a regular occurrence. Because there is a tradition of Russian imperial aggressive wars against its neighbours going back to at least 1918. It's at least a... 12/10/2022 | 17:11:10 Thank you Chair. Dear Colleagues, After the previous debate I'm happy to say that thankfully our report doesn't cover anything regarding human organs trafficking. That makes me already quite relieved. But to be serious, I as well would like to thank our Hungarian hosts, who received us in Budapest, for the frank conversations we had with them. As you will notice reading the report, there remains a quite a number of issues where we agreed to disagree with the Hungarian government. However... 11/10/2022 | 19:57:41 Dear Chair,  Dear Colleagues, Unfortunately, we have, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, and me personally, we have quite a bit of problems with this report not because we do not support the freedom of movement and not because we don't support human rights and liberal values. Let's start with the actual title of the report. Now the resolution, it says, "Misuse of the Schengen Information system by Council of Europe member States as a politically-motivated sanction" as if it's...

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