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Mr Petri HONKONEN (Finland, ALDE)

Photo member

Substitute
Member of Parliament
Centre Party

Eduskunta
FI - 00102 - Helsinki
Finland

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2024 , 2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 09/10/2023
  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 22/06/2015 to 03/05/2022

In the Assembly

  • since 09/10/2023 Substitute - Finland
  • from 24/06/2019 to 03/05/2022 Representative - Finland
  • from 22/06/2015 to 23/06/2019 Substitute - Finland

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 09/10/2023)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 24/06/2019 to 03/05/2022)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 24/06/2019 to 03/05/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (since 25/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (since 25/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/03/2021 to 03/05/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 25/01/2018 to 23/06/2019)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 26/01/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 30/09/2015 to 23/06/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Sinuhe WALLINHEIMO (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 22/06/2015 to 23/06/2019)

Interventions

Last speeches

11/10/2023 | 16:47:04 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, the news what we have here and see from Israel is extremely shocking. Hamas' brutal attack has led the whole Israeli territory under fear and cruelty. The attack is totally against international law and human rights agreements. It is almost impossible to describe the cruelties that we have seen and what is happening in the area. Families and children are killed in their homes. We strongly support Israel in their fight against Hamas terrorist... 10/10/2023 | 17:59:17 Thank you, Madam President. Only two hours ago we got shocking news from Finland and Estonia. It seems that someone has destroyed the gas pipeline which connects Finland and Baltic country Estonia, and it's not difficult to guess who is behind this terrorism. The gas pipeline is very important for us, because thanks to that we can live without Russian blood gas. But now it's not any more possible to connect Finland and the Baltic countries. It's clear that in this kind of situation when... 09/10/2023 | 17:04:30 Thank you. Thank you Mister President. Dear colleagues, I must say how deeply sad I am watching the negative development of rule of law and human rights in Europe. We see escalation after escalation. In the current geopolitical situation I must say that the role of the Council of Europe has only increased. Kosovo is an independent state. It's clear that we need to attach Kosovo into the European human rights system better in the future. The situation in Northern Kosovo is very alarming. The... 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...

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