Member of Parliament
FI - 00102 - Helsinki
Working language: English
29/09/2021 | 12:03:06 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, Regarding the practical implementation of climate policy, the active involvement of citizens is an essential element which we should never disregard. As Mr George PAPANDREOU reminds us in his excellent report, the fundamental premise here is to use people's own language. The language we use must always be clear and explicit when we are talking about climate impacts and actions needed. We should keep in mind that there is a huge risk if solutions are... 28/09/2021 | 12:53:12 Thank you, Madame President, Social equality is the basis where we built human rights and democracy. Throughout Europe, differences between regions in livelihood and wealth are large. These differences are apparent especially in rural areas. There are many aspects explaining this phenomenon. The key issue is the level of industrialisation in the region. If there is very little industry in the area, it is often more undeveloped in socio-economic terms. In addition, another central question is... 21/06/2021 | 19:59:36 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Madam President, dear colleagues, I am happy to agree with previous speakers who have strongly condemned the prosecution of Turkish and Spanish parliamentarians. A politician’s wide freedom of speech, especially in parliamentary but also in public debate, are preconditions for the realization of democracy. As Mr. Cilevics underlines in his report, it does not allow for politicians to use hate speech, instigate violence or to weaken democracy... 28/01/2020 | 17:14:14 Thank you, Madam President. On behalf of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group, let me start by congratulating our esteemed colleague, Lord George FOULKES, for this excellent and timely report. Journalism is an indispensable fourth pillar in Montesquieu’s separation of powers. It plays an essential role in democratic societies as it questions decision-making, reveals wrongdoings and presents us with sometimes also inconvenient facts. A free and functioning media is the only... 23/01/2019 | 16:44:30 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, I thank you all for your comments and views. First, I intend to underline the importance of countering this information disorder and propaganda in all countries, in all Member States and in all societies. The speech by our Polish colleague, Mr Krzysztof TRUSKOLASKI, reminds us all of how important these reports and recommendations are, given the situation in Europe at the moment. Broadcast news – be it the media, public or private – is under...
17/12/2018 | Doc. 14780 | Report Public service media in the context of disinformation and propaganda
31/01/2020 | Doc. 15061 | Written declaration Defend the rights of Julian Assange and the freedom of the press 09/01/2020 | Doc. 15030 | Motion for a resolution Stopping harassment of women and men speaking out for the right to abort 23/03/2018 | Doc. 14517 | Motion for a resolution New forms of public debate on the ethical aspects of rapid advances in science and technology 23/03/2018 | Doc. 14518 | Motion for a resolution Time to act: Europe’s political response to fighting the manipulation of sports competitions 24/01/2018 | Doc. 14486 | Motion for a resolution Teachers as agents for change and the fight against corruption
29/09/2021 | Doc. 15367, vote on the draft text for resolution Anchoring the right to a healthy environment: need for enhanced action by the Council of Europe 29/09/2021 | Doc. 15367, vote on the draft text for recommendation Anchoring the right to a healthy environment: need for enhanced action by the Council of Europe 29/09/2021 | Doc. 15351, vote on the draft text for resolution More participatory democracy to tackle climate change 29/09/2021 | Doc. 15351, vote on the draft text for recommendation More participatory democracy to tackle climate change 29/09/2021 | Doc. 15362, vote on the draft text for resolution Addressing issues of criminal and civil liability in the context of climate change